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"jordan peele" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:18 min | 6 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Jordan Peele's nope debuts at number one with $44 million. By Lindsey Barr, Associated Press. Jordan Peele's UFO thriller, nope, topped the North American charts in its first weekend in theaters, with an estimated $44 million in ticket sales. Universal Pictures said Sunday. Though it doesn't come close to the $71 million debut of us, it is still significantly impressive for an original R rated film and the biggest of the pandemic for an original screenplay. Nope, which opened in 3785 theaters in the U.S. and Canada is the most expensive film appeal has made to date with a reported $68 million production budget, not accounting for marketing and promotion costs. Us cost around $20 million to produce, while get out, was made for only four and a half $1 million. Both films ultimately made over $255 million worldwide. Critics were largely positive about nope, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Kiki Palmer, and Steven Yeun, and pays homage to UFO films like close encounters of the third kind and signs, and is currently resting at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's a great number, said Jim orr universal's president of domestic distribution. It's amazing how broadly it's playing too. Jordan Peele crafted an incredible film or added, and it is absolutely something that should be seen on the big screen. The film got off to a strong start with $6.4 million from Thursday previews by the end of Friday it had grossed $19.3 million, about 68% of the opening weekend audience was between the ages of 18 and 34, which is the sweet spot for a horror film. Audiences were also quite diverse, according to exit polls, reporting 35% Caucasian, 33% black, 20% Hispanic, and 8% Asian. And many chose to experience nope and IMAX, which accounted for about $5.2 million of its first weekend earnings. It's incredibly gratifying to see a visionary like Jordan Peele, who represents a new generation of filmmakers, use our technology and pioneering ways and create an experience meant to be seen in IMAX, said IMAX CEO, rich gelfand. Word of mouth is going to be critical in the coming weeks for nope, which begins its international rollout on August 12th, an opening weekend for a Jordan Peele film is not the right metric. We have to see where it is a month from now, said Paul de garabedian, the senior media analyst for ComScore. Nope, could have solid long-term playability as the word gets out. One need only look at Elvis to see that a film doesn't have to open huge to be a big success. Nope, knocked Thor, love and thunder, to second place in its third weekend. The Disney and marvel blockbuster and starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman added $22.1 million, bringing its global total to $598.2 million. Universal's minions, the rise of gru landed in third place with $17.7 million in its fourth weekend. The animated pick has made $640.3 million globally. The Sony released adaptation of the bestseller where the crawdads sing, meanwhile, is enjoying a modest second weekend drop. The film starring daisy Edgar Jones added an estimated $10.3 million from 3650 locations. It's now grossed $38.3 million domestically. Paramount's Top Gun: Maverick rounded out the top 5 in its 9th weekend, with an additional $10 million earlier this week, it surpassed The Avengers to become the 9th biggest domestic release of all time, with its total now sitting at $635.6 million. And limited release, Marcel the shell with shoes on, continued its expansion and made $846,950 from 590 theaters..

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:37 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Chimp attack on sitcom set. And it is, it was performed by a guy named Terry notary. Originally, who is just an amazing actor he was in the square, I don't know if you've seen that movie. I have, yeah. He does this sort of ape imitation at the dinner. Yeah. And so what we did is we built furniture and props and everything. That are 30% bigger. We so we upscaled everything. So that Terry's performance would be smaller. And then that's all about the interaction that you get between a real entity and the environment. And so I really looked at it like this. It's all about immersion. It's all about believing something is happening. And that comes from the subtle, the subtle things that you can't plan, you know, when somebody goes past the balloon and the balloon moves a little bit or a shadow or something. So it's through the use of ultimately visual effects. You're trying to find the unbearably elemental and grounded. When you have a film like this that has basically like an a plot and a B plot, that converge. Do you write them together? Do you conceive of them together as fitting together? Do you know that the chimp sequence is going to be a part or inform the main sequence? Or is that something that sometimes comes afterwards because you feel like you need to kind of amp up the story or deepen it somehow? It sort of came right when it did in the writing process in a way. And I think realizing sort of the integral, the thematic connections between this scene and ultimately what we're dealing with in the sky. I think it lived where it lived and it has, I think it has a great, it's a moment that I knew would sort of hit audiences in the back of the head with a bag of sand, you know? Whatever that means. One of these moments in a movie where you just like wait a second, what am I watching? What am I watching? Where are we? How did we get here? And I can't look away. And just sandwich that in this big epic fun blockbuster. Yeah, mission accomplished. That's definitely how it feels. A couple more for you. I want to know about M and OJ and kaluuya and Kiki. I love their contrasting energy in the movie. I love the different performance styles. Can you tell me about writing those characters and then kind of getting that across to them that that's something you're looking for? Yeah, you know what I mean? I think from probably from key and peel. And all that, I really value how characters can blossom in terms of who they are in terms of one another. So just to say that, you know, OJ is OJ because emerald is emerald. And this is kind of beautiful

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:21 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Essentially draw from those school those schools and those backgrounds and I'll draw if it's necessary to get something across. But I've worked with just tremendous artists as well. And Guillaume rocheron, who is just a brilliant brilliant guy. And we saw eye to eye really early on as to the sort of aesthetic of this film. So yeah, with him, you know, an amazing artist, a guy named leandre Lagrange over was working at NPC, it really is taking whatever skill set you have in trying to apply it and describe and be as specific as possible. Tell me a little bit about visual obvious histories of Hollywood and then maybe some hidden history. There's a lot of Spielberg in this movie. You've talked a lot about Carpenter in the past with your films. A lot of those homages are clear. Sometimes you'll even put chud in us, for example, just to say, hey, don't forget, there's a legacy of this sort of story. But then we see buck in the preacher, and we see dual Diablo posters in the office space. And it seems like you're trying to tell us something about maybe the history we don't recognize as much or we don't understand as much. What is your impulse when you're picking and choosing these little signals to dot through a film? What's so interesting? I knew I wanted to make this story about the most prominent horse trainer in Hollywood. The most prominent African American horse trainer in Hollywood. And so when I looked, that person doesn't exist in terms of somebody who has done a show of this scope in Hollywood that I could that I could find. And that meant I had to invent a character that didn't exist in Otis senior. Played by Keith David. And in order to invent Keith David's character, I had to, I had to understand his career. That doesn't exist. And to understand his career that doesn't exist, I had to understand what his breaks his breakthroughs were and his moments and all of this stuff. So from that notion of sort of inserting a fiction into the real world just because fuck it, why not? Let's go. It started to create this amazing sort of bear and stadium bears effect that I think I'm encouraging the collapsing of what we actually know and what we remember. As being real and what is not yeah, I love the idea of an invented sitcom in this world, but also real movies that we know and love at the same time. It's a great idea. So get out and us both had, I think, for lack of a better word, viral moments catch phrases, images that we see over and over again. Obviously get out especially kind of emerged as this object of social media fascination as much as film appreciation, is that in your head at all, do you think I have to have something like that in my movie? Do I need to create a moment that's going to make the movie resonate beyond just when you pay at the box office? Yeah. I mean, you do. You have to make, you have to you're

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:23 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"This one. Thanks, man. Thank you, brother. Okay, let's go to my conversation now with Jordan Peele. What an honor to have Jordan Peele back on the show. One of our favorites. Congrats on nope Jordan. How you doing? Thank you. Thank you so much. Pleasure to be back, man. So let's start here. Where did the idea for nope come from and when did it come to you? Tough question to answer right out of the gate. Good job. No, you know, really the answer is that it doesn't kind of come in one moment, you know, that there's several moments throughout time where things comes out. Now the first nugget of a flying saucer film that sort of gives way to being a slightly more specific sub genre. Of film, I guess. That notion kind of stuck with me. And I felt like if I could sort of give the audience this and have them come out, having seen this other movie that there would be a sort of a spectrum of holy shit in between. And so that was kind of the notion where it started. Who's the first person you tell when you have an idea? Whoever's closest, but the person I'm going to cite here is my producer and best friend Ian Cooper, who was just really as much of a part of this project as I and myself and from the very beginning, you know, I started sort of telling him this idea and these stories and I find that if I tell the story as many times as I can before I even start writing that at some point I can't I can't not write it and that's the right point to start putting pen to paper. One of the key themes of the movie in my interpretation and it's also one of the key themes of this show is who creates or who captures the images that we see in that we come to care about and kind of dominate our lives.

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:02 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I thought was really interesting in this movie. I thought he was doing like a little bit of, I don't know, I don't want to say Brando necessarily, but like really internal and closed off and almost like incoherent at times, like incomprehensible, his line readings, which feels very purposeful and is so different from, say, Judas and the Black Messiah, where he was just incredibly valuable and clear figure who's always giving speeches, I've always loved kaluuya. I think he's such an interesting actor. But I thought this was a really cool balance and the really cool pairing of performances from those two. What do you think of them as the leads? First of all, she was delightful. She always is. They gave, I feel like this was Kiki's opportunity to be to really showcase her skill set on a major major level. And the fact that she can elevate scenes in movies by bringing a mixture of who we know her to be and also this dramatic exuberance that just oozes off of the screen, right? You can put her with anyone, she can bring the best out of them. And she can also turn a scene up. With that or with some heavy emotional stuff, she was just absolutely fantastic. With Daniel, people he was playing a horse dude. I've been around these guys my entire life. Some of them relate to the animals better than they do to people. Like my father was a rodeo rider and a horseman. I've been riding since I was 5 years old. There are guys that just their guys that were horses out and then go live normal lives, and then there are guys that just come to your barn in the back of your house, sit in a chair and talk to horses all day. And just talk to horses, call them son, you know what I mean? It's like they don't talk very much outside of that, but they know everything that the horse is thinking. They know everything that the horse is feeling. And they're like connected in that way, which is probably in this movie. The reason why he seeks to kind of understand, he gives the alien a name or that he gives the creature a name. You know what I mean? Because he's trying to have that same type. He wants to saddle break it. He says it in the movie. He wants to saddle break the creature. And having that relationship with the creature is something that horse dudes really do. But sometimes they're not hyper verbal. Remember in the movie in the movies beginning, they set up the fact that he doesn't really know how to communicate with people that will. She has to come in and give the safety meeting the safety speech when they're on set. So

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:54 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"And it was showing us what it really is. Or maybe even going into some type of actual predator mode where it's trying to scare you, right? Or where it's trying to, you know, animals get to the point where they're like, they're trying to show you what they are, because at that point it's feeling threatened as well. So I really didn't know what it was trying to do, but for us as the viewer, I think it was to connect us to it as a living being that is multifaceted, you know? I had the same read on it. I know I've made this point a couple of times, but come on, this is like, this is not what happens in a Fast & Furious movie. You know, like a tongue. A giant alien doesn't transform into like a beautiful ribbon sculpture. And then make us wonder about how we operate. They've been to space. Honda accord. Yeah, it was by your tongue. Dumb as hell. You dumb as hell then. You bite your tongue. Nothing against luda, I love luda. You know, nothing against tyrese. He's fine. Those dumb as hell compared to a movie like this. I did bump a little bit on the happy ending. You know, I thought it was, I thought the reveal of kaluuya's character surviving and in the dust and in that kind of perfect framing the way that you would see Jimmy Stewart or John Wayne in a western in the swirl and then sanding a stride and his scorpion king sweatshirt by the way. We neglected to mention the scorpion king sweatshirt, fabulous stuff. I thought that was a great image. I wanted a little more tragedy and consequence and to show us that it costs something to make a little dough off the world. But maybe it doesn't cost anything. I don't know. What did you think of that? Well, I mean, it cost Stephen you and something. Sure. So, you know, it cost him, I think, for our protagonist, we lost enough, man. It killed his dad. You know, on accident. You know, like he remember another thing that we haven't mentioned. He was trying to buy back these horses. He didn't realize they were all dead. You know, and so I think

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:29 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"It and moved him to another city. What the fuck? So, so all of that is real. And that's the thing is that as a absurd and ridiculous as some of this story is, a lot of it feels pretty grounded and it does take as we said, I would say about 45 to 55 minutes for the story to kind of coalesce and for us to feel like we really know at least some of the motivations of the characters. And he does a little bit of wrong footing. You know, there's that scene in the barn or in the stable where the kids dressed as aliens pop out that is really effective, it's scary. And that scene is particularly shyamalan esque. It feels almost like a nod to signs. And really well shot. But even then, we're kind of like, is this even a movie about aliens? Like, is this even? Where is he taking us? And part of that is, when you're a filmmaker who understands your own power, you can force people to wait. It's like, y'all are here. Yeah, but it's like y'all here 'cause you saw get out and you liked it. And so you will check this movie out, almost on the strength of my name, which I think is so cool, but also, you know, it might frustrate some people. My challenge to people. And he's definitely going to challenge people. I mean, the other thing, this storytelling style does, is it just creates the opportunity for amazing images, like the likes of which we don't really see a lot of movies. I mean, it's notable that von hoytema only really works with Christopher Nolan. I don't know if Jordan Peele is yet on the level of a Christopher Nolan in terms of image making, but he's making his way. This is the most grand scale movie he's made. I'm interested to see if he goes bigger and bigger and bigger. But that cloud in the sky that doesn't move with the flag dangling from it that is, you see on the poster, that's an awesome original image. You know, when young and the Jupiter's claim audience gets sucked up into the creature and we see them in sort of like the esophagus of it, it's so fucking nuts. Amazing. I mean, just so sick and scary and the sound design. Terrifying. Great stuff. That's really, really good. And the chimp attack, like you said, the chimp looking into the camera is really, really powerful. And then the one that really sticks with me is the blood

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:10 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Manny Pacquiao says something homophobic. Back in the day. He said it. He's done it a couple of times, to be honest with you. But he said something homophobic back in the day. And they sent a camera guy to wildcard boxing on vine, I guess while cars on vine. Might be on the island. Anyway, but they said they sent the guy to wild card, right? To get a shot of Manny Pacquiao walking in, I can't remember who he was preparing to fight. And the guy missed the shot. He was fired immediately. It wasn't like it wasn't like, hey, how did you not get the shot? Manny Pacquiao walked in, he was given the question and given the parameters and given the means to get the shot that the TMZ felt like they needed for the and he didn't get it automatically fired. I was sent to wildcard the next day. So wait to see if Manny Pacquiao would come. I walked up into a wild card, I looked around, he wasn't in there. I saw Freddy roach wasn't in there, but I was just told whatever you do. Do not miss this shot. Don't miss it. Your entire life is now about getting one piece of video, one sound bite. And it's the scariest time to work there because it really doesn't matter if you see Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears having sex on the side of the thing. If you don't get what they ask you to get, like they are going to freak the fuck out. That camera guy comes there and even after his body is mangled. Even after he is obsessing over getting the peace of commerce that he came there to get because that shot is not content, it's money. That obsession is so well played out in that scene. That obsession with getting the video, that obsession with getting the shot, even after he's all broken up from having fallen off of his motorcycle. He's desperate to succeed in the reason why he's there. As are they, by the way, they're risking their lives to get a shot of this thing for the money. Stephen yoon's character is risking his life. Either unbeknownst or, you know, to him to get a shot of this thing, our cinematographer friend who is only in the movie for a little bit, but that's a fucking thousand. In the movie. That's a Dion waiters future award winner right there. He's played by Michael winn cot the iconic horror movie thriller villain who you'll recognize instantaneously even if you don't know his name and who has the gravel he is voice in movie history. Right. Everybody is risking their life for one piece of content for some money for some fame, not trying to understand this thing, not trying to connect with this thing like we said before. The TMZ

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

02:44 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"There's a part in the movie where you feel like the chimpanzee might attack Steven young's young character, but he does their gimmick with him. He reaches out to give him a fist bump. So for some reason, there was a connection there between them that made him not kill. And then, you know, he gets domed right there after that he gets shot in the head. So I was wondering if that was going to happen at the end of this film, if there was going to be some understanding between this extraterrestrial being, who, by the way, might be an extraterrestrial, but for all we know, could be from the ocean or the center of the earth or great point. It's not explained and wonderfully so. There's no, we don't get a moment where a scientist comes in and is like, here's what I believe this creature is which I fucking love. I love that there's none of that. Yeah, so for all we know, this could have been something that rose in the last a thousand years and it's been living out the whatever, but I thought that was going to be a moment where OJ and the creature or Kiki and the creature understood each other. But no, like, man triumphed in the end like they do and everything. So I was kind of wondering what the purpose, the Steven Yeun stuff and all of that stuff. All I have backstory stuff for me, it clogged it up a little bit. Maybe that's it though. Maybe it's just that we are a brutal people and that we are constantly trying to defeat what we can't understand. Maybe that is ultimately what he's trying to say. I mean, I think the spectacle point you're making is the other major theme of the movie and maybe the one that is more effectively unpacked because what we learn is this creature, whatever it is, if you don't look it in the eye, it won't come after you. It won't bother you, yeah. And that's a pretty easy to understand message about that spectacle and that kind of that tragedy porn that we surround ourselves with all the time, which is if you start at pretend like it doesn't exist, maybe it'll go away, or the incident, the events won't go away, but the way that we commodify the events might be less, I'm so so happy to be talking to you about this because there's literally a moment where TMZ reporter arrives to capture what's happening in this story. And a moment of the movie. It's an incredible sequence. We see this guy on a motorcycle in a mirrored helmet, he's got a he's got a portable camera, and you, of course, worked for TMZ. You've always been very thoughtful about your time there and what it represents to our culture. that they introduced that aspect into the part of the story? Small story here, just a little one. I know the stories, some people love them, some people hate them. Small story here. Tell a story.

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:05 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"The first moving image that we've seen before is kind of it's kind of a skeleton key to the movie in some ways. And the idea of a black man on a horse is a pretty significant thematic image in the history of movies. We see these great movie posters in their home, the dual Diablo and bucking the preacher, these Sidney Poitier westerns that not a lot of people have seen. And Peele is building this historical world of image making and then saying, well, where are we at now as a culture as image makers? What are the things that we value? Do we value big, beautiful films? Do we value, say, the work that TMZ does and capturing images? Do we value personal recollection? Or do we value what can give us money? Like, this is, this is heady stuff for a genre movie. You know what I mean? It's a big idea, and it's really exciting for me, honestly, to have a big summer blockbuster horror movie that cares about these things, that is invested in maybe not answering these questions, but at least forcing us to look at some of these questions while also telling a movie about what happens if aliens came. You know, it's very, very special stuff. And it's part of the reason why I think I'm so high on the movie itself is, it's not afraid to say, you should think about this. You should consider when you look at the daily mail, what you're really doing. You know, you should consider when you watch a movie, who made the movie. It's not just the director and the actors. It's all of these other people, you know, making a cinematographer a character in this movie. That's not a mistake. It's not at all. It's like some Michael hankey in there as well, you know what I mean? Definitely. It's criticism of that stuff. Also, in its criticism from nostalgia, for a lot of the fact a lot of people should I say

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The Big Picture

05:45 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Is I think he's really hung up in an interesting way and maybe a little bit of a Spielberg in a way on what our parents give to us, all three of his movies are very much about how parental figures like drive legacy for good and for bad. You know, if you look at that white family and get out and you look at the grandparents and what they build and this kind of like the coagula and this cryptic system and then the way that the mother and the father figure kind of control their children and then in us obviously this idea of the doppelganger and the parents at the beginning of the film kind of letting the child walk away and go into this kind of funhouse mirror circumstance that leads to the telling of the story. And then this movie, the great Keith David plays kaluuya and Kiki Palmer's father, John religion himself, Keith David, and him kind of leaving this ranch to them, and this business to them, and their great, great grandfather, who was a significant figure in the telling of the story. It's kind of like, it's the burden and the joy of what your parents give you. And I really, really resonates with me. I love that as a theme for him. Did that cross your mind at all as you were watching this movie? Yeah, so in this particular movie, they keep saying nope, right? I will give you that little spoiler. You know, and by the way, that's a very black thing. That's why we understand this movie. And Jordan's also good at that. Jordan is also good at making a movie that deals making a black movie in a way that, how can I say this? Making a movie that's so accessible to the black audience, but also deals in all of these things that black filmmakers sometimes don't deal in. You know what I mean? Like just seeing something going. Nope. That's like how that's how we react to it. Like, oh, hell nah. Right now, me and Cole are going through something where I'm in there and she's watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And every time I look at the TV on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer is some crazy looking creature on there. And I'm not trying to go through that at 10 o'clock at night. I'm like, oh, hell no. I'm going in the room, watch Django. You know what I mean? Gore that I could get into. Anyway, but in this one, and this movie, when you talk about, they keep saying that, but there's a reason why they stay and go through with this. There's a reason why this family doesn't allow fear to just make them get the hell out of town. If I see some aliens over here where I live right now, I'm out, Sean, I'm out. I live in San Diego now. And I'm surf. You know, I'm gone. But in this particular case, it's important to understand the legacy because really OJ's character is fighting for what he's been given. He's fighting to not give away what he's been given. And the death of his father was so particularly traumatic

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The Big Picture

03:11 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I'm checking out my watch to say, to track where we are in the story. Where we are in the story, right? You know what I'm saying? I do the same thing. I'm like, okay, well shit, we only got where this we're here. Where are we going? You know what I mean? But anyway. I relate to that. I think one thing that's interesting with Peele's films is get out about an hour 45 minutes. Austin has done an hour, 55 minutes. Nope is about two hours in ten minutes. Should it be shorter, duh? And, you know, this is something that happens when you get a little bit more power. You get a little bit more ambition as a storyteller you start to stretch your runtimes. You've seen this in many filmmakers over the years. It's definitely a case of this movie could have been a little bit shorter. It's definitely Casey could have been a little more truncated in the first third of it. I felt like from the end of act two all the way through act three, I was like, this is a fucking home run. I loved where he took it. And I thought it was really, really exciting. But I hear what you're saying. I think it's a movie that has been, I think, critically acclaimed, particularly by critics who I really like, who I feel kind of in league with in a lot of ways. And so maybe that's maybe there will be an interesting divide over time. I think you're right too that audiences might struggle with a little bit of the pacing and a little bit of the decision making. But I sometimes see that as a good thing. I sometimes see, I sometimes see the rejection of some of the more challenging ways of telling big idea genre storytelling as a sign that a movie is likely to endure. I will say, well, let's just talk a little bit about how it's made because I think that's an important

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The Big Picture

05:51 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"But it was more like going to a museum, a really beautiful museum than it was actually experiencing a movie because there just wasn't enough there for me to say that I enjoyed it. I've never seen it again since the first time that I saw it. I watching the movie when I saw it was incredible because of the atmosphere that I was in around so many talented people that we were all sitting around watching a movie, but I didn't get it. And not only did I not get it, but I wasn't curious enough to go back and try because it just didn't out of either one at that movie to be way simpler or way more complex, but it didn't do either for me. And to be honest with you, a lot of people that were with me when I saw it, they didn't dig it either. But I think to be real with you, there was a little bit of, I think a lot of the response to the film is looking at the movie. I'm gonna be honest with you, Sean. I think a lot of people who say that they really enjoyed us, I know for a fact that some of those people aren't telling the truth. Are you trying to implicate me

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The Big Picture

05:43 min | 7 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I'm Sean fantasy, and this is the big picture, a conversation show about nope. Yep, Jordan Peele's third feature film as writer director is out now and so today we will be diving deep into this extraterrestrial tale in depth with the man himself Jordan was one of our first ever guests on the big picture, and we have talked to him about all of his films, simply one of the most exciting filmmakers to come along in the last ten years, hope you'll stick around for our chat and see this movie on the big screen. I also hope you will stick around for this conversation. I'm about to have with van lathan. Midnight boys, higher learning, many other things here on the ringer podcast network. Then, when we last spoke on the show, I asked you to call your shot. I said, what's the next movie coming out that you want to discuss? Sight unseen you pick nope. Why did you choose no? Because, like you said, Jordan Jordan pill, I like saying the open Jordan pill is not just an exciting filmmaker. He's a consequential one. He means something, you know? It means something. His movies say something, they mean something. They test the best talent in the industry with very heady and highbrow concepts. And they're ambitious. You know, there's a way to do horror that is obviously gore based. There's a way to do horror that's Supernatural based, which is my least favorite because it's scary. to do horror that full society on itself and makes us look at how scary we are. And Jordan Peele has mastered that art. So tell me about your relationship to his previous two films before we get into the conversation on note. And we'll have a two part conversation. I know one that is largely spoiler free and then I think we should spoil the movie a bit too for people who have seen it because there's a lot to unpack in note.

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"jordan peele" Discussed on On Shuffle

On Shuffle

03:25 min | 10 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on On Shuffle

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"jordan peele" Discussed on On Shuffle

On Shuffle

03:49 min | 10 months ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on On Shuffle

"Here to record. Our deepest darkest thoughts about season three. Of Atlanta, and also, well, you know, the first, you know, we're up this season for going on 5. And then also Moon Knight. Make that zip code take a bath. Yeah, it's like, okay, so the thing is that ordinarily, I would be in that sort of mood for but it's much more subdued this time around, you know? You see how I just sort of had to like, I had to trickle in the OJ did you spend from like a good though? You did it with came to the middle distance. It was very nice, really. It was a nice accent on the episode. You know what I mean? That was like, you know, when they stretch OJ the juice man in a movie trailer at the sub a little more creepy for the fist. Oh no, stop. Stop this. And a man who brought up Jordan here because we're talking about we are talking about this is I really do this, man. This is like, yes, we're coming back around back on track to talking about the anthology and followed your foundation. Of Atlanta. Okay, when we write articles right for the website, it's like, you've got to think of a headline. You got to think of what's the lead of the art was the first think of the deck, which is the thing that goes below the headline that teases out the headline. And my deck for this episode is did Jordan Peele ruin Atlanta? This.

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Jordan Peele's Next Film Is Titled 'Nope'

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Jordan Peele's Next Film Is Titled 'Nope'

"Jordan peele has released the title of his new thriller horror movie which is just called. Nope and i burst into laughter. Also because how many horror films have you watched where you just like. Don't do that or you know you just encounters there's like nope nope and then there was a i think there's even a guy co commercial or something where the guy goes up into the attic and there's like mannequins and it's scaring and he's like nope. Now thank you and the beautiful part for me is that that's my responsible horror movies. Nope

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"jordan peele" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"jordan peele" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"This dude is a kind of a creep and they said okay. We're gonna get the i. To do an investigation. Just just so everybody feels good about you know confirming this other conservative justice and then we can move on and it turns out that that fbi investigation was just basically a fucking just a sham. The fbi basically admitted that the investigation like into the claims against brett cava weren't really meaningfully meaningfully pursued because it was only empowered to talk to people that were approved by the trump lighthouse. Wow so did we know that. At the time i remember being a slightly suspicious of this. Fbi investigation weird him but we knew a lot of people were like. I tried to talk to the fbi or like. I have a lot to say. And they were like. And i didn't hear until later and it'd be like whoa was that okay. Cool thanks. fbi. Whoa but yeah. Now that we're actually. I think now understanding that you know as predictable as it is that it was the trump white house that was completely tying that up so and here we own it elected member is. I think i think back on. That is His his performance. Where like he was getting kind of like indignant and weepy but the thing he was like getting his heart into was that he liked to drink beer with the school. Such a weird look please. Absent context thinking back on that like like. Yeah like bearman. Yeah just so okay. She's like look at us. We've and now we've allowed this person to be making decisions that affect a million shot up. Breath have some cold ones with brett. Activision is trending for having just a general workplace environment. That would have been befitting for kevin on his high school friends. Tally very Freddie and horrible toxic retaliation just all kinds of of a person who like nude photographs. Were being shown like christmas party. Geom- led to a lot. This i mean the whole seeing what the complaint is from this like the state of california is suing activision like. That's what's happening the body that oversees like employment things in disputes like that. They do their own investigation. Like okay so this is what we're suing them for. Because we've seen a lot of terrible things and activision sort of like. Oh my god. I mean this is this is this is not activision at all like he was very you know. Corporate press release when they're in trouble without acknowledging anything but acknowledging that it's bad So yeah that call of duty games is that they're and blizzard that does world of warcraft So it's it's it's a lot in the comple- it's really disturbing like a lot of this stuff in there Just like the gap. It was temporarily a bad place for women to work. Jesus anything only twenty percent of the employees there are like women and the yes. Oh yeah the. The state of california's has said okay. Well now we have to sue you to get these damages and then we will move forward from there. It's not a mistake that the trump movement started with a video game culture. That's where and i saw. The seeds of trump the maga- movement was in gamers. Say like that's every gaming company is. There's definitely ones i mean. A lot of them more than anything probably over work their developers to try and crunch out these games to make these sort of launch dates. But yeah i mean like very narrowly. There's definitely this pervasive misogynistic culture within gaming that. Yeah it's it seems that it's Can be everywhere. You look all right. Let's take a quick break. We'll be right back. Hey it's roy. Junior from the daily show with trevor noah and host of the new podcast beyond the scenes in each episode..

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Looking for a good scare? Here are 12 of the best underrated horror movies you need to stream this Halloween

DeaconLive

04:25 min | 2 years ago

Looking for a good scare? Here are 12 of the best underrated horror movies you need to stream this Halloween

"Halloween season where all stuck at home no one's allowed to go trick or treating in some areas. No one's allowed to do a lot of things. A lot of areas now the other day I was sitting at home and I talked about this to go I was wanting to watch my cheesy horror movies and right now I. Think I'm trying to get I'm trying to get caught up on the Har Movies because my wife does not like horror movies. She does not like she's like they scare me and like on our movies today like modern day horror movies aren't like the horror movies like the junk scares that you that you were watching the Halloween the Friday, the thirteenth, which kind of cheesy after a certain point or any old school halloween movies that. Everyone was scared about I was like Oh my God murderer murderers, ones that really really get me and I'll eat them up. I'll eat them up all day long. I'll sit when my covers pulled all the way up through my nose is those paranormal activities if they could just do a whole bunch of those based in different areas and make me feel like they're real man I love that. I, love watching. Watch Houma God who that could happen that technically could happen. That's the way how a horror movies would scare me is technically that would happen Texas chainsaw massacre. Yes. Sure. If you're a bunch of dumb ass kids in the middle of Texas freighter Thirteenth Yeah No one's coming back from the dead, not yet and. Michael Myers escape from a mental institution. Yeah. That that that can happen somewhere. But not here, this company right here anytime they put their name on a movie. You know how you see the opening credit I say the opening credits the distributed by a such and such film bubble Blah broadcasting or whatever. If I ever see this right here on a movie I'm I'm what I'm already sold I'm watching it and it's bloom house productions b. l.. U. M. House productions, and it's got the low kids sitting in the corner and the the spinning rocking chair because they are a little bit more. Now, the concept of the movie could be really really simple. Really really basic but the way they shoot the movie The cinematography in the movie is always awesome. The music really really awesome. The cut scenes are really really good to the stories flow very, very well, and because of my film theater. And you're like I, don't know what Bloom House production is but you've seen them and here's a top list of all the ones that they started in two thousand. Twenty years ago. By a gentleman by the name, of Jason Blum Jason Blum has created divisions like horror movies, international, TV's and stuff but the horror movies are the ones that like the most and just to give you an idea of what kind of movies they put out you've seen them, you're ready. The first original purge is a bloom house production. Insidious Chapter Two is a blue house production dark skies. Let's see what else paranormal activity in two, thousand, fourteen, another purge the Ouija. Not Luigi Weedy G Board unfriendly, which I just watched the other day and if you watch on fronted it's on Netflix right now it's a really unique concept on how they made just your computer screen itself a horror movie. That's all you see is someone's computer screen and like skype calls, and then that's it. You don't there's no outside footage there's no cameras walking around the building there's no dubbed-in video leads it. Is. One hundred percent done on a computer screen and that's really cool I just watched it. The other day was on call him Fred. Scary nuts gary. It's unique. You just wanted to see it unfold. Let's see split. You know the movie with What's his name Shamlan Bloom House produced it get out with Jordan Peele Bloom House produced it Happy Death Day great movie insidious as you can see I'm. Going right down the list and then of course, the two thousand and twenty one that came out called the again that was a blue house production anytime I see a Blue House production they've got one coming out called the magic eight ball where they teamed up with Mattel film or Mattel films, Mattel the toy they're doing the magic eight ball, which is the one where you shake the ball and you. Could see. Oh my God. My Future Bloom House anything Bloom House has if you're looking for a Halloween a scary night of a theater and watching an extreme weird a lot of movies make you think a lot it's very unique how they approach their style. So anyways, that's Blue House

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Coronavirus: Hollywood Filmmakers Issue Warning Theaters Are Facing Extinction

News, Traffic and Weather

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Coronavirus: Hollywood Filmmakers Issue Warning Theaters Are Facing Extinction

"This week. Some of Hollywood's biggest names names joining joining forces forces to to warn warn Congress Congress that that movie movie theatres theatres are are facing facing extinction. extinction. Jason Jason Nathan, Nathan, with with a a story story like like a a plot plot out out of of the the Avengers. Avengers. Dozens Dozens of of Hollywood Hollywood heavyweights heavyweights joining joining forces forces to save movie theaters. Clint Eastwood, Jordan Peele, Christopher Nolan, Lee Daniels, Martin Scorsese, Greta Gerwig andMe or sending a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House, asking them to work together on cinema stimulus cinemas. Support millions of jobs, the letter states. But now we fear for their future, and it warns that the country can't afford to lose the social, economic and cultural value Theaters provide multiplexes have been mostly empty since the start of the pandemic.

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2020 Fall Movie Preview

Popcorn with Peter Travers

06:11 min | 2 years ago

2020 Fall Movie Preview

"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?

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Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” star, has died in Los Angeles at 43

News, Traffic and Weather

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” star, has died in Los Angeles at 43

"Stunned by the surprise news. A Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, is death from colon cancer. At the age of 43 more from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin actor and director Jordan Peele, speaking for many when he wrote on Twitter quote, this is a crushing blow. Referring to the shocking news Friday night The Chadwick Boseman had died. Jimmy Fox writes that Toe lose this beautiful black king renders me weak. Bozeman's Last tweet was a picture of him in Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris. She tweets that she's heartbroken and her fellow Howard University, Bison was brilliant, kind Learned and humble. He left too early, but his life made a difference. I'm

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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

The Boom X Show with Darol Tuttle

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

"Reaction's pouring in as Hollywood is stunned by the surprise news of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is death from colon cancer at the age of 43 more from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin actor and director Jordan Peele, speaking for many when he wrote on Twitter quote, this is a crushing blow. Referring to the shocking news Friday night The Chadwick Boseman had died. Jimmy Fox writes that Toe lose this beautiful black King renders me weak. Bozeman's Last tweet was a picture of him in Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris. She tweets that she's heartbroken and her fellow Howard University, Bison was brilliant, kind Learned and humble. He left too early, but his life made a difference.

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Jordan Peele's Next Horror Project Is Announced

Direct from Hollywood

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Jordan Peele's Next Horror Project Is Announced

"Peele has already cemented his status as the new king of thought provoking horror with back-to-back hit movies and get out an awesome, and he's just found his new project in the genre teaming up with red hot insecure star each array for sinkhole. The film will be based on a short story of the same name about family decides to move on into their. Dream Home despite the mysterious sinkhole in the backyard that ends up being able to fix broken things before the deal was made was a bidding war for rights to the story but at its core of the stories about female identity and since Jordan is a master of metaphorical overtones in his horror, it was a natural fit sinkhole expected to shoot next year

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The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man'

The Big Picture

13:11 min | 3 years ago

The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man'

"Later in the show. I'll have an interview with Lebron L. The writer director of the new updated edition of the invisible man. A movie that shifts the perspective of the classic horror movie to the victim in this case played by the Amazing Elizabeth Moss when Elsa Clever Jonah craftsman and we had a fun chat about how he's reinventing the work of the historic universal monster movies and some of his aides filmaker. Heroes like James Cameron and Paul Hogan and John Carpenter but I I am joined by ringer contributor and one of the best film minds around Adam Neiman. Thanks for joining me Adam. Thanks for having me Adam. We're here to build another wing in the movie hall of fame. Today we said post and beam on the monster movie hall of fame. Now you know monster. Movies are tricky because there are two distinctions between them. One is your classical scare movie that enrapture audiences but maybe doesn't really mean very much and then. The other is the load-bearing bearing metaphorical monster that communicate something to the world about maybe it's ills or human psychology or things of that nature I assume that you are more fan of the latter. But May maybe that's not the case. I think I'm a fan of the ladder when it's less calculated You know the the joke I liked to tell his one day. Someone's GonNa make really good specific movie about a social problem like documentary and then at a press conference the director. She's going to be like this movie's a metaphor for zombies and just waiting for someone to do but I mean I think that in the last couple years because you have some like Jordan. Peele who has spoken not in terms of monster movies but in terms of horror movies. He's talked about you. Know his office for those social thrillers or Social Horror Movies and the metaphorical dimension to them. And so you know because monsters are a subset of horror movies as you say a delivery device for for scares those streams often do cross but yeah. I think some of the best monster movies of all time are definitely ones where monsters represent something whether it's something inside or outside society or something inside or outside people but I'm also just a a big fan of movies. Where like spooky things jump out at people in eat them? So it's a IT'S A. It's a fine balance before we get started on constructing this this list that we've put together here. Do you remember your first monster movie experience at the movie. That felt like a monster movie to me and I mean it it is a monster is when Pinocchio gets swallowed by the whale. Oh yeah which is. Obviously you know I mean there's a biblical reference there to to Joan in the whale and it's You know like for for for kids. Who Who who see Pinocchio? That whale is just nightmarish and terrifying and and gigantic. I mean my dad. I think that's the first movie he ever told you to. Took me to it. Just absolutely scared the hell out of me that and the giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Same thing oh great both Some Disney spun con there. Well done by in and and you. Well I'm thinking about Pinocchio as you say it and the thing that scared me more than the whale is the sequence in which the boys turn into donkeys boys which is just absolutely disturbing and also kind of metaphorical in its way Not to put too fine a parasite point on it I'm trying to think of my first true scary movie experience. I feel like what I got two young Frankenstein before I got to Frankenstein in. It's funny. How when something like that happens how it can obscure your relationship to movies and I think it actually made me Not so much scared movie theaters but just just sort of happy and smiling and laughing. I tend to laugh at horror movies and monster movies because I get kind of perverse thrill out of them and I so I if young Frankenstein. Ken Count that would be. That would be my number one. I mean obviously. I saw a bunch movies that we'll talk about here on this list that a very young age. And maybe that's an opportunity to just go right into it. So here's what we're going to do. We'RE GOING TO GO CHRONOLOGICALLY. So there's a long history. I would say monster. Movies are essentially as old as movies themselves. So we're going to try to walk through. Essentially I don't know eighty ninety years of movie history and try to capture. What are the absolute most representative interesting compelling fascinating monster movies ever made and the monsters? I think the conversation should really be about the monsters inside of the movies and why they're so effective as devices for either sending those messages or just scaring the shit out of us. So you chosen five. I've chosen five. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA Ariffin vamp little bit. Why don't you give me your first pick going all the way back to the nineteen thirties? Sure and you know it's interesting because now when we've got it arranged chronologically we've got this this interesting blindspot which. Kinda be filled in as we go along. Which is we've both bypassed. The true initial cohort of Universal Monster. Movies right the very late twenties very early thirties because the first movie on my list is King Kong. So I have bypassed Dracula Frankenstein you know bride of Frankenstein Which are all these enduring literary properties that have been made and remade for a long time and I think the thing about King Kong. It just feels like the primal scene for me of monster as spectacle because he's not human sized right. He's not an actor costume he's not You know someone doing an accent or wearing makeup. He's a special effects creation and the thing about the original King Kong. Every time I watch it is. It is just so spectacular visually. In an analog era. You know the the integration of those stop motion special effects into old sets and the exaggerated camera angles on the actors and just the the surrealism of it. I've read that. The actual surrealists the the practicing artists within that within that movement re huge fans of King Kong for one thing. 'cause monster just keeps changing size. You know it's inconsistent it's inconsistent but it's also just stunning because from scene to scene you know when he's just represented by giant hander giants foot or the close ups on the is and then you can also still cut backing these establishing shots and seeing him in these different environments and. I think it's the way also that it goes from this primal island to this urban city. The monster in his home context. And then sort of you know thrashing around in the middle of maternity causing chaos. It's just like the deepest the deepest core horror fantasy. You know that that that I can think of I. I just think it's absolutely astonishing and I never tire of watching it. It's funny I think a lot of the monsters on our list Get repeated and reused and re contextualize over and over again the thing with King Kong is is the actual character of King Kong comes up over and over and over and over again. We're getting another King Kong movie this year. And for whatever reason I would say between King Kong and Godzilla. Those are really the only two significant monsters that we never tire of somehow. That don't don't expire. You know I think that the idea behind what King Kong represents and there's obviously been an extraordinary amount of both academic critical just fun writing about What happens when colonialists enter a less developed world and attempt to steal things from it But in addition to that it is this grand spectacle and we talk a lot on the show about is. It doesn't move. You have a reason to be seen in a movie theater. Then I feel like the original King. Kong is is one of the landmark achievements and you have to see this on a giant screen. There's nowhere else for to be seen. We'll for sure. I maybe just in terms of bridging King Kong with those other brand name monsters of the period he in genders the same kind of complex sympathy. That you have with Boris. Karloff Frankenstein. Right I mean you even have a rhyme in those two movies wherein Frankenstein. He picks the little girl up by the river without doing what he's doing. And you know drowns her accidentally and certainly king kongs intentions towards Aren't violent. They're they're in his sort of chivalrous or desirous or somewhere in between there. I think the reason he endures an even the point that God's Zilla as a character eventually got bent in King kongs direction because the original godzillas dot anthropomorphized sympathetic at all. And then over the years. And they made Godzilla more like King Kong. I think being inside that sort of like destructive force but you're also misunderstood and you're more a victim of circumstance than anything else that's a really appealing escapist fantasy for filmgoers even thinking the original King Kong as terrifying as it is and as brutal as the violences like a people have never seen it. He smush is people into Goo on screen. You know You're still with him and I think that that's a really great monster. Movie needs on some kinds of great monster movies that you need that possible level of identification or sympathy. So it's not just purely a nightmare. I think the original King Kong does that just just amazingly well. So you're next pick actually doesn't do the former thing that you were just describing which is there's no crushing there's no Gu. There's no absolute violence of a kind in your next week. What's your next movie? The next movie I have is is cap. People which is part of a cycle of really low key atmospheric horror movies produced in the mostly in the nineteen forties. Bhai guy named Val Luton and I would say that if you get a chance to see Ken. Jones documentary thou loot man in the shadows. I think it's the best documentary I've ever seen about a filmmaker at particularly about how Luton changed horror movies by using the lack of a budget. And the lack of franchise -able characters. You Know He. He didn't have the roster that universal was working with all these all star. You know horror icons so he made it less more. It's the it's the the the the cinema of of of suggestion and scary around the edges. But it's also movie about people transforming into cats I. It's a booby that plays the the ambiguity of is this or isn't this real up. You know for for a long time but it really does give over to the idea that the main character the heroin does when stimulated or afraid you know actually transform into A cat due to this this this Eastern European mysticism and it's also a movie. I'm sure they'll come later. That gets remade in the eighties and completely liberalised because instead of just talking with someone turning into a cat or remembering someone turning into a cat you actually see it on screen with with special effects and it's It's less effective to me. Do you do you like the Paul schrader version that you're describing the eighties version. I like the Paul schrader version. Because it's wild acid trippy. Paul schrader horror movie. And it's it's glory and it's actually not as full-on like latex hydraulic special effects. His other movies from the period. But I I love the original are you are you. Are you fond of the delude films directed by Jacques Turner? Who did a bunch of the other ones is it a? Is it a a a source of Phantom for you it is? I saw cat people and the Leopard men in a couple of them many many years ago and then actually over Halloween this year my wife and I were looking and you know as I get older Halloween. Getting more and more difficult to program. If we're not gonNA rewatch something. But we watched a couple movies. We watched The criterion collection had the ghost ship which I had never seen which I thought had. It has a very similar approach to kind of What's happening in the shadows? Which is most of his films are using that strategy of not showing the thing and then I watched by myself. The body snatcher and both of them. I thought were pretty great. I mean I this is also a case where I I. I probably saw Kent Jones's documentary before seeing any of the films and while that was a great thing for my film education it also kind of warped perception of the movie because I was seeing it as a kind of intellectual exercise in a way where I understood technique as opposed to some of these other movies that we're GonNa talk about here where I just happened to be nine years old when I saw it in a completely reorganized my brain chemistry in a way but I do like his movies. And especially this one that you've chosen well and then also just the last thing to say but it may be that because it's not special effects and spectacle it anticipates where horror movies would go in the sixties with the idea of the monster within right. I mean here. It's not a an invading apor vampire. It's the idea of a woman who's subconscious and her inner life motivates this transformations client about the link between monstrous and desire and monstrous and repression. Which is why it tends to be. You Know Pretty Beloved Academically but I mean by the sixties. Neither US talk about these movies. But you start having the idea of the human monster in movies like psycho or whatever else and you can kind of trace aligned from the way cat. People stages horror towards that stuff. I think I think that's right. And I think it's probably a capitals nifty double feature with the peg for this film the invisible man because that movie is also as much about.

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Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

Donna and Steve

00:28 sec | 3 years ago

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

"And Liz was named entertainer of the year at the fifty first and double ACP image awards on Saturday Warner brothers legal drama just immersing meanwhile nearly swept all the top film awards taking home best motion picture ensemble best actor and Supporting Actor Lupita Nyongo was named Best Actress for Jordan Peele home invasion thriller us re andriana accepted the president's award for her philanthropy work in call for unity during her remarks on stage very cool yeah

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Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

The Big Picture

10:08 min | 3 years ago

Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well

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Predicting the 2020 Oscars The Big Picture

The Big Picture

11:28 min | 3 years ago

Predicting the 2020 Oscars The Big Picture

"The time has come to predict the Ninety First Academy Awards. Amanda how are you feeling about this. I feel terrible as always I just. It's being wrong in public. It's my number one least least favorite thing. It's even worse than being wrong in private. We will closely tally. All of your failures on Oscar night. Because I'll be tweeting at you directly every time you get a choice wrong and then we'll also be rehashing. Those wrong choices here on the big picture live immediately. After the telecast which. I'm really excited about on Sunday night but before that we do you have to We have to pay it to the prediction. Gods and we're GonNa go through all twenty four categories here. Yes we are now. I'd like to preface that by saying as I worm my way through the back nine of illness. My voice may go at any moment here. In which case you're GONNA have to really carry the load cliff booth style okay. I was going to say that. That's just a good summation of Oscar season and at some point to talk myself out and officer does flailing filing in the dark possibly in silence. We're we're we're just trying to get to the finish line. I am hopeful that this will not be an immensely boring. podcast about predicting the Oscars because the Oscars may be boring. I will say this is by far far the easiest year in the history of my life predicting these awards okay. You know what. It's nice that you have confidence does not this and in life. Yes it is now that means okay. That means I couldn't logically see making any other choice that doesn't mean I feel that I am right okay about I guess I feel feel the same way. There were more categories that I could kind of fill in but I there are still so many to get wrong. It's just an opportunity to get things wrong. I can't had over emphasized how much I hate that. Feeling when you would finish an exam in ninth grade at the end of it when you and your classmates your little amend etes would would gather route and chat at the at the cafeteria table would you say. Would you be the person who would say. Oh my God I failed so bad. I didn't know anything. I failed. No okay okay no because I find that obnoxious and also because I had to have like my personal confidence that I was still going to defeat all of them. Were you sitting alone like a sociopath at the cafeteria table. No okay. I had some friends but I don't know we just talked about cross country or something. Well that sounds riveting okay. Let's go back to the Academy Awards. which which is the reason for this podcast? We're GONNA start at the beginning and at the place that we sort of blasphemed earlier on the show which is with shorts. I thought we were respectful. I I want people to go back. And listen and hear what we were saying which is not that they should be cut from the show and not that shorts aren't deserving but it is a different French exercise and I just think the it was interesting to try to get into the mind of what these winners would be because I think you're evaluating on different terms because it's a different type of film so let's just make a separate thing for the shorts and let everybody have their moment philosophically I agree. It's one of the few things about the sort of workaday nature of the Oscars that you and I ultimately agree on. There are three different categories for the shorts. There is best documentary short subject. Best Live Action Short film and Best Animated. We'll start with best documentary short subject. A very few people have seen these movies. I've seen some of them. I'm not going to pretend like I've seen all fifteen. Nominees Germany's shorts category. I just haven't I haven't had the time and I'm a bad person. I have had her but I have seen some of them I've seen some of them as well feel solid about. My choices will run through the the nominees for this first category in the absence by using John and Gary Byung Cam learning to skateboard in a war zone by Carol dicing her life overtakes me by Christine Samuelson. And John. Hatice Saint Louis Superman by Sri Mantra and sign ECON and walk run cha-cha by Lord. I think the overwhelming favorite favored in categories learning to skateboard in a war zone. As my pick that is awesome attack we can move on directly from there. Okay well I just don't think we should really make an attempt to talk about the quality control of these categories stories because we're just not the experts if you expertise are actually a ton of great pieces. I was reading some stuff on wire this week. About which of these shorts are serving which are not. There's a lot of great writing about the shorts. We respect the filmmakers acres. who made the shorts? It's not Medi Best Live Action Short Film Brotherhood by Mariam. Jabbour Nafta football club by the neighbors burs wooden window by Marshall Curry Saria by Bryan Buckley or sister by Delfin Gerard. I'm going with the neighbors Wendo. I want with Brotherhood. Okay that is the that's the oddsmakers favorite Brotherhood is. Yes yes so do you. Is there a reason why you you may may change. Because the neighbor's window is is the oddsmakers like upset favorite. What is that called? When it's the there's a favorite and then the underdog I guess so spoiler well in a group of five I was wondering anyway? It's number two and I think it's been in the conversation it's and it is accessible and and I just really do feel like especially people who are voting on these are sometimes just clicking through and being like oh I guess like this one I like to football club too and I feel like that has a chance I wouldn't wouldn't rule that out yet We'll have to wait and see. The oddsmakers are usually right in the shorts categories but it can't be guaranteed because these are highly unpredictable predictable because unlike a lot of the other words. We'll talk about here. There are not a lot of guild awards that predict these words. This is really the only three categories in which we have no no data to present ahead of what you know sort of what is leading the race. What is leading the charge? So we're flying blind quite a bit. which part of the reason why we're not gonNA spend too much time analyzing final category Gorriak shorts animated short To Sarah by Doria Kusturica hair. Love Matthew. Cherry Kit Bowl by Rosanna Sullivan memorable memorable by Bruno. Colette sister by CK Song Hair. Love is far and away. The favourite yes in this category. Matthew Cherry is very active twitter user. A lot of people know oh him used to work for Jordan Peele and monkey productions is a very short. I will be surprised this one out of all three. I would be the most surprised if it didn't win. I also picked love and it made me cry and under four minutes very effective I two can respond to animated films. Wow Yeah Erica. An incredible transition to our next category best animated animated feature the nominees are how to train your dragon the hidden world. I lost my body clause missing link and toy story for what did you go with. This was a last minute change and I. I don't know whether I should admit this. And the podcast bobby. Cut this if I'm breaking a Balazs but I haven't been advising a close best friend of mine on possible bets possible upsets and close friend. Yeah no it's it's a friend. The you know a friend who listens to the podcast and identified this category. I did go toy story for because I'm trying not to over. Think things but it does seem like it seems like there could be several no spoilers. Actually there's a lot of arrows pointing at clause right now. Yeah clause just won a BAFTA clause one Annie Award Clauses clearly admired tired. Mommy animating filmmaking community I don't WanNa Toy Story. Movies went to movies. Come out. That was kind of my reasoning toy story. Three was nominated for best picture which feels like a thousand years ago but this is truly one of the most storied movie franchises ever. This sounds like a silly thing to say about a toy story movie but it is a fact there have and four films are hugely successful. The characters are beloved ingrained in popular culture. And I genuinely think toy story. Four is very very very good animated film and might might mark the end of a certain period of Pixar because not just the machinations that have happened over the years with Disney but obviously all of the sort of incredibly fraught stuff. That's happened with John. LASSETER over the years in the development stage for these movies. It's just if you look at the Pixar movies that are coming There are a lot of new properties and there are a lot of new voices that are getting to make those movies toy story. Four is old school tried and true early. Two Thousand Steve Jobs Era Pixar. That's where it comes from and and I think they're going to recognize that we could be wrong. We're GONNA find out we're both going to a story for best documentary feature the nominees. Are American factory. The Cave you've the edge of democracy foursome and honey land. What did you choose? I chose American factory as that. I'm not feeling confident. I'm not either but I wanted to die on this hill because I love this film. We gave this film best picture we really did Alternate Oscars about that this morning and I was so happy. What a lovely little title space? That was where we just got to talk about the things we liked terrifically. Well made movie. I think All of the movies in this category are are well-made. I shouldn't be surprised by how overwhelmingly serious every film is in this category every year and how issues oriented a lot of these films are it's been interesting to see. I thought when the nominations were announced honeywood play spoiler spoiler the fact that it has representation in this category and also in the next category. We're GONNA talk about. It's just unusual. That's never happened before. And so that shows a lot of support for that movie. I thought that would play spoiler over the last couple of months. Foam seems to be gaining steam for some just one at the Baptist over the weekend. We'll have to wait and see my my choices also American factory. This is part of what I mean here about saying. This was an easy choice to make because it seems like a logical choice. It's an American story. Also International Scott Got Barack Obama's thumbprint on it which I think is key weirdly meaningful. You know we. We never talked about Kobe. Bryant's passing on the show and I don't think there's a ton of reason to but obviously. Kobe was an Oscar winner. And you know some people love his film but it was a lot easier to understand his film in the purposes of his film that won best animated short. I think it's called your basketball because this was connected to Kobe. Bryant and I think people will actually look at American factory and think of Barack Obama and correlate in the same way like that is how this business works in many ways. So I'm going American factory if you told me Any of these films were GonNa win. I genuinely would not be suppressed. Don't don't bet on this category advice this category also just the nominations itself were a bit of surprise is because Apollo eleven which had been so dominant at so many awards coming up to the nominations is not included. One Nation was also in the mix and is not included so it could go a lot of different ways and I guess my strategy throughout is has been to play it safe to go with the most obvious choice and that's important because it's been like a pretty obvious yes award season thus far but we could easily be wrong. The Oscars always has a couple of surprises as it always does now. I would prefer if those surprises happened in some of the later categories and then some of the earlier categories for the sake of national entry but in all likelihood this year they're going to come in categories like this let's go to best international feature a category will not have any surprises whatsoever. The five nominees are Corpus. Christi Honey Land Les Miserables Painting Glory Parasite Yes parasite will win this award. Award parasite is a winner. This is the not the last time. We'll talk about parasite on this podcast. We can continue to go forward great visual effects. This is the category that I like to call. Sean doesn't know anything I think I get this wrong every year. That's because you always pick marvel movies and they've never WANNA love moral. Yeah congratulations not not Without some questioning questions some of their choices and frankly their visual effects are sometimes not. I've never good

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Fooling Computer Vision

Data Skeptic

04:33 min | 3 years ago

Fooling Computer Vision

"By now I have to assume. Most listeners are aware of deep fakes. Not just because we've covered deep fakes on this show before but if you show an interest for anything anything related to data and or skepticism you must know about the advances in technology that have been pretty impressive in creating videos that were not actual captures. There's a reality. Most people's first introduction to this idea was the video with comedian Jordan peele effectively puppeteer in the then president Barack Obama talking about out the dangers of deep fake technology. Maybe for some of you your first introduction was a bit more. NSF W and with the advent of any technology like doc deep fakes which just to be totally clear as the ability to kind of mask a different face onto a body. That doesn't belong to that face. Or just otherwise edit the content of identity a photo will these technologies are very much coming of age. Interestingly you never hear too much about the let's say positive or anonymity angle of this. You know someone who wants to release something to the world but not have their face identified could look like a real person person but obscure it in some way or let's go directly to the princess lay appearance in the recent star wars films deep fakes or not all bad even though they can like anything certainly be used maliciously so with any malicious tool the first questions. Really well can. We detect usage of that tool. Is there a categorical way. We can identify video. US fake or not fake and like all good questions. The answer is maybe I read good deal research on ways of detecting this one of the ways is it was sort of interesting to me. Initially was a researcher that in the case of very high fidelity cameras was able to detect blood pressure in the images by really amplifying amplifying certain parts of the signal you could notice subtle changes related to I guess the temperature of the human body. You're just things were we radiate as beings and and the deep fake systems you know these things developed based on generative adversarial networks things that have a discriminator in generator that our adversary competing competing to see who can make the best forgeries and who can spot the forgeries will these systems. They sometimes take a bit of a shortcut. They don't notice things like the subtle presence of blood pressure or as we covered on the show last year. That something interesting like the blinking of a face was not something Ganz out of box did and that on the surface surface that seems like a great detection technology as my guest in that episode will remind. You only took a little bit of time until the forgers were able to incorporate that into their systems and start producing deep fakes. which in fact did blink ultimately the detection of deep fake seems to be sort of maybe a bit of an asymptotically failed strategy? Gee if I went outside right now and I don't know set fire to my neighbor's house. If you filmed me doing that you would have a video of me setting fire into my neighbor's house which I'm sure why me jail Wednesday. That video was just a collection of bits of information in computers are getting quite good at generating very specialized sequences of bits of information. Seeing is no longer believing at least when you're seeing is delivered on Youtube or an MP before file or the equivalent and that's why video and images have always been a little bit curious to me. There is such a wide potential space of possible images in videos. That could be shown. We're going to talk a lot this season about gant's and fooling images and all these sorts of topics especially as they relate to our general theme. You of model interpret ability but I thought the best way to kick this off might be to talk about what fighting chances we have. If I'm right in fighting faces an asymptotically Alex's losing battle well we might not yet be at the point of inflection. So while they're still chance in the spirit of Sarah Connor maybe we can fight back a little bit against. It's the machines. Welcome to Davis skeptic interpret ability podcast asked about machine learning fooling images and the right to be ignored at least by an algorithm my guest today is vp Van rance today in our main segment sygmunt. We discussed the ways in which US mere mortals the non algorithms might develop techniques which we can subvert or fool image recognition systems. He's not just in an academic paper but actually in the real world

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Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

Mo'Kelly

08:32 min | 3 years ago

Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

"We have the golden globes recently today we get the critics choice awards tomorrow very early in the morning they will be announcing the academy award nominations so it's the awards season some times we can glean what will probably happen with the Academy Awards by what happens in the golden globes not always sometimes many times it's wall has been monitoring the critics choice awards and I think we should start there to see if maybe the critics choice awards are either going or falling in line with the golden globes or offering a different message if you will as far as what should be honored this year from first look the critics have got a much more on point and then lie with me then the glow okay let's go down some the category Best Actor yes Joaquin Phoenix for joker given that Best Actress Renee Zellweger for Judy yes best supporting actor Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood surprises there yep best supporting actress Laura Dern for marriage story he didn't see it heard was okay best young actor romaine Griffin Davis for the judge a rabid movie don't know if there are a lot of kids related films on there but Hey sure give it to him best acting ensemble the Irishman art is a good okay good let's look let's let's slow down and talk about that but what I don't know if they're put it this way is far as acting goes I was very underwhelmed by the Irishman I I really think people are more impressed by the names will histories and legacies of the people involved in the movie as opposed to the actual performances most people were saying that they really like the the understated performance of Joe Pesci yeah it was nice he didn't really cost a lot he didn't beat anyone with a baseball bat but as far as an acting performance I don't think was all that special I don't think Robert de Niro's performance as the Irishman was special it wasn't anything that I said wow that was vintage Robert Dinero it wasn't like there was any particular moment or monologue or passage the people will come away and say we're gonna be quoting that for years we can quote the godfather we can quote good fellas in an area casino what have you there wasn't really anything all that special quotable about the Irishman as far as the ensemble cast it was great to have all these big names together yeah but they had big names together in the Expendables did make it a great movie big names who were to gather it almost seemed like he was with one last ride together for these particular group of actors for this particular genre and I had heard all the hype in I'm a guy who loves the godfather yeah I'm a guy who loves casino and Goodfellas varying degrees but I loved the genre as a whole love the sopranos so that's something I I I know this genre I appreciate the genre when I saw the Irishman it was really weird it was weird what they did to Robert De Niro and his allies making them blue or whatever so he looked like the actual person it was not necessary they could have chosen a different actor if you're gonna do all that was extracting I did like the fact that it's so it's a movie based on real people real incidents in history and it almost quite like the have the story line and as real events happened it breaks away in the show you this person was actually killed by a bullet to the head nineteen seventy one or whatever and I'll show you a still frame of the actual crime scene or something like that that's something I enjoy it but as far as the acting performances there were not we talk about Star Wars hi Scott Walker same thing in the sense of there were no wow moments for me there was nothing which said to me is like wow I've never seen that before no they were getting killed by basically getting whacked like okay we seen people get whacked like this before because they've already told all those stories just changing the name to fictional people another movie so what we see the Irishman which is based on true events and everything not special I didn't think the performances were special that's not a number that are best acting ensemble right okay I would rather Avengers with that because as far as I'm concerned the acting by Robert Downey junior in Avengers in game was stellar okay well I mean look got it and maybe that's why Avengers in game got best action movie finally can best visual effects of got best animated feature is difficult yes yeah best costume design yes Ruthie Carter for dolomite is my name give it to him let's stop right there if you haven't seen dolomite is my name please see it isn't available on Netflix I think you will view Eddie Murphy in a whole different light a whole new light any have best comedy yeah I agree Eddie Murphy has not only reinvented himself but in this particular performance he's just an actor he's not telling jokes like a comedian he is embodying Rudy ray Moore someone completely different and it's telling you the story of how Rudy ray Moore had to reinvent himself from musician to stage performer two eight kind of comedian telling almost wraps stories on stage right right if you know the history and this is a quintessential LA movie in the sense of Rudy ray Moore is inextricably linked to the history of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you will recognize the landmarks and everything and that is why eighty Murphy deservedly so also got the lifetime achievement award other film awards go to Quentin Tarantino for once upon a time in Hollywood no surprise a Best Director it was a tie Sam Mendes for nineteen seventeen and bomb June hole for parasite can we just go ahead and assume given Hollywood's reaction and also the foreign correspondents reaction to nineteen seventeen that that's probably going to be best picture Best Actor definitely nominated tomorrow for the Oscar nominations yeah we'll probably will win and I say that for this reason for the foreign correspondents association for the golden globes to give nineteen seventeen best drama award what are the ward was and it had not even been released in theaters yet at that point bright I just said to me that it leaves the Hollywood portion critics correspondence whatever they pretty much made up their mind which says to me Hollywood as far as the voting academy members have pretty much made up their mind and they've probably already decided that this is going to be the movie I've heard nothing but superlatives about it I haven't seen it but I'm just reading the tea leaves it is going to get the nomination but I'm saying if I were to place any money nineteen seventy this Best Picture and Best Director just because of all these other indications I'm getting I agree totally agree best sci-fi or horror which is in an Oscar related category not to to my knowledge but us it's good thank I I I I saw the movie everything was great yeah so I'll be in Emma Jordan Peele fan but I did think the movie is great I do appreciate how he tells very different stories that's the story we haven't seen before I can I can watch it and say like wow that's something different is not the typical horror stories come to typical sci fi story has a little twist at the end is what he usually is going to do now is going to be known for that in the way that M. night Shyamalan is known for that I can appreciate what he does I just didn't think the movie was spectacular yeah but I don't know who would love you to hear it I don't know what was up again so when we come back we'll continue with these critics choice awards and also forecast possibly with coming tomorrow morning with the Oscar nominations this the

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John Singleton, Director And Jordan Peele discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

00:31 sec | 4 years ago

John Singleton, Director And Jordan Peele discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

"Cancer. As the adventures dominate the box office, one of the film's most influential directors passes away. Many big names speaking out remembering Oscar nominated director John singleton who died Monday, Regina king. Posting a picture of the two of them together and calling singleton one of the greatest ever make movies Samuel. L? Jackson writes on Twitter that singleton blazed a trail for many on filmmakers, one of those filmmakers, Jordan Peele, who writes that singleton was brave artists. And it true inspiration. The boys in the hood director suffered a stroke a little over a week ago. Johnson was

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Box Office: 'Dumbo' Lands at No. 1 With Soft $45 Million

The WB Show

00:44 sec | 4 years ago

Box Office: 'Dumbo' Lands at No. 1 With Soft $45 Million

"I'll look at what was big at the theatre box office is this weekend. From USA radio's Wendy king. A former Disney animated feature is brought back to life. The remake of Dumbo is number one coming in at forty five billion the scary picture directed by Jordan Peele us is number two at thirty three million slipping down the number three captain marvel starring Brian Larsen and Samuel L Jackson is that twenty million coming in at number four the romantic novel about cystic fibrosis five feet apart is at six million. And at number five that true story of what happens to a Planned Parenthood clinic director, the movie unplanned comes in at six point one

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Jordan Peele's 'Us' Is Setting Box Office Records

The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

01:16 min | 4 years ago

Jordan Peele's 'Us' Is Setting Box Office Records

"So this weekend s came out. Jordan peels harm. Maybe it debuted number one at the box office. Not just number one. But seventy million dollars it made a weekend. Which is the I think it's the best performing rated R original movie of all time. Wow. Which is when you think about right at our because you lose a huge chunk of audience because bad parents bring their seven year old and put them like make them put mafias on hold have as if they can't see the gore just the most rate your parent. But I the meaty crazily did better than get out. Did. But it did not do as well. In cinema score as get out. Did it had a still a good score? It had a be A B. And then get out had an aim minus. Sure. Okay. Let's do you wanna talk about because we both saw us. Let's break. Let's let's talk about. Let's doing non spoiler conversation. So if you haven't seen it, don't worry, we're not gonna do anything weird lot guys. I do not have might fear in my life. And I had a really weird moment last fall where I saw hereditary, but Jesus out of me, and I had to leave and take a walk like around the theatre again that was your fault. That was everyone in your life said don't do this. Right. But with this. I knew I had to do it because Jordan Peele, and I love to get out and get out was more of a thriller. So I was really hopeful.

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Jordan Peele surprises Hollywood again: 'Us' brings in $70 million

America Trends

00:28 sec | 4 years ago

Jordan Peele surprises Hollywood again: 'Us' brings in $70 million

"A spooky horror film is tops at the box office this weekend, the movie starring Jordan Peele grossed seventy million dollars. Captain marvel is number two at thirty five million. The animated feature wonder park is at nine billion this weekend just under that the romantic comedy five feet apart in that eight point eight million and let them down the number five how to train your dragon the hidden world at six point five million.

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Elizabeth Warren goes after big tech (The 3:59, Ep 531)

The 3:59

04:59 min | 4 years ago

Elizabeth Warren goes after big tech (The 3:59, Ep 531)

"Three fifty nine. Roger Chan I'm out for dang on Friday. Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the break-up of tech giants like Amazon Google Facebook. She's recommending the use the US bands companies from owning a platform and any sellers on it and over the weekend. She added apples mixing interview at south by south west. This looks to be the cornerstone of a presidential run. What what do you make is? This is this is this just sort of like vague promise to get attention, or do you think there's some actual fire behind this? Don't think that this is a vague promise. I mean, you know, if you take a look at it. This is something that lawmakers have been considering for awhile. Now, every time Facebook was at a congressional hearing. They would ask them. You know is Facebook monopoly, right? Facebook off would often reply while no because the average person has eight apps on their phones and Facebook is only one of those app, right which acting Instagram and WhatsApp are and Facebook messenger are among those top eight apps. But if you think about that, I mean look at Google. Goal with obviously itself and then their ownership of YouTube g mail, Android. Get all these major services. And that is something that, you know, lawmakers have been taking a much more scrutiny toward the FTC recently announced that they would have this new bureau that would be looking at a tech mergers. Even retroactively, you know, so they could, you know, potentially take action on Facebook and Instagram interesting. But do you think how realistic is it to break up? These companies Evora got the counter argument, of course, is these companies are all competing against each other or ready there's competition, and that's driving. I guess innovation and driving fairness and how they operate, plus how detrimental effect with this be on the US. We broke up our biggest. Yeah. There's definitely a lot of pushback on this. Some folks have made the argument that you know, by doing this. You're weakening American tech companies allowing foreign companies like wow way to basically pro. Different based off of this. But I think that, you know, recent data scandals recent priva- privacy issues have really brought people's attention to this. Because you know, if you if you don't wanna use Facebook, but you still want to keep in touch with your friends. What options you have you have Instagram? Right. What's up? I mean, there's Twitter, but you know, I use line. Yeah. No, you're right. In terms of the major services. We do have fairly limited options and those limit options tend to be all about the people. And you know, and that might become even more limited with Mark zuckerberg's plan last Wednesday where he detailed his idea of combining Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram messengers. All right. So tesla about-face saying that about half the stores that had planned to close would remain open. But for tesla fans, bigger news. Here's that the prices on higher end model three model S immoral model. Cars will go up by about three percent on average which is not insignificant for car. The price changes don't go into effect. A later this month. But what do you think this is? Tesla retreat mode. I have never had plans via tesla now. Especially don't have our lands considering that it's even more expensive. Now isn't having this company at least with their cars, not been that stable of it's like prices and like releases and things like that. And now, it's definitely traditionally has been very difficult to buy these you have to get on a wait list. It's kind of pain the butt to buy a tesla. That's been par. The mystique company that it's so hard to like the the iphone gold, right? It was hard to get in this. You know, it's that's what the appeals for. I just know the stock is up about a percent right now, which is kind of weird when any other automaker said they were closing stores or raising prices in the cars. This has added to the mystique. The investors. Other investors would freak out as any other company. But it's tesla. So lastly, our own Aaron Carson what to is at south by south west. She had chance to check out us. The new suspense film by join peel to fall to his critically acclaimed get out Aaron says, it's not quite as good as get out. But definitely has shared thrills and laughs. I definitely think that Jordan Peele is establishing himself much more, and like the horror landscape what I'm really looking forward to the twilight zone that he's directing on CBS all access banks, which is our parent company. Thanks for that shutout Alford checks in the mail, literally. Yes. So look, it's it's interesting that given his keen peel back around. It was all comedic background that he's made this dramatic move to these films like get out like us, which really is so far from his own Scott shows just kind of funny all right for cover ticks runner. Chiang? I'm out for dang for listening.

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