35 Burst results for "La La Land"
"la land" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Sam Mendes has been very, very successful with the academy, and you know, he just must have recently made 1917 and that film got quite a few nominations, so we shall see. Another movie in theaters, Babylon. Shall we discuss Babylon? Let's do it. I didn't do it up stretches. Babylon is the new film written and directed by Damien chazelle. It was one of our most exciting filmmakers. This is the man who made whiplash, La La Land, first man. Babylon chronicles, the rise and fall of multiple characters during Hollywood's transition from silent to sound films in the late 1920s. This film makes me feel alive. Does it? Yes. So you walked out feeling alive. Yes. Okay. That's one reaction. It's the right reaction. Okay. This one was it's very long. It is explosive and overwhelming. And I understand that for some it exhausts the senses, which I think is its intent. But to me, I what I want from my filmmakers. Is the challenge to keep up. The I dare you quality of this movie, the I'm gonna do everything I can to explode your feelings. I just think is magical. I just love it. I'm just completely blown away by directors who are willing to take a chance like this. We can talk about its flaws and its challenges. I was gonna say, is it exploding your feelings or exploding your senses? I think it's both for me. Now, I will say there's a reason for me, which is that I am obsessed with movies. And Damian chazelle is obsessed with movies. Yes. And we are going to have to ultimately spoil this film to talk about it in full. We will wait to spoil the way that it is like the ultimate manifestation or maybe not manifestation, maybe there's another word for it about movies. Because for a long stretch of the film, it's very tightly focused on this world of 1920s cinema and the people who occupy it.
Why the Whole Board of Southwest Should Be Fired
"Hey everybody, Dennis prager here. The sad thing, but I'm not saying it to make you sad. I don't want you to get sad. But I don't want you to live in La La Land either. The sad thing about southwest and its utter and total collapse at this time and I can't tell you it affected didn't affect me personally or anyone I know for that matter. But I am so angry on behalf of the tens of thousands of people holidays ruined and who had the simple desire to buy a ticket and be flown where they bought their ticket to fly to. And other collapse through mismanagement. Overwhelmingly mismanagement. Sheer ineptitude. And as I began with, I don't know if this is a single person at Southwest who will be fired, which is the whole board should be fired.
"la land" Discussed on The Pomp Podcast
"So it's basically a think tank. Nonpartisan, although obviously pro business pro tech, that tries to bring together actual tech practitioners with policy in D.C.. Which is like this yawning lacuna that exists that super reconciled. And so yeah, I hope not because I think D.C. is going to exist regulation is going to come in some form or another. At this point, GDPR is real. And so better to inform it rather than have it often La La Land. And so it's weird that they're still fighting the Facebook fight to like the shit we worked on ten years ago. It becomes like the media thing 5 years after and then becomes a D.C. thing, like ten years. So they're still fighting over this shit that we built. But that way. And so they're not going to fight about the thing we're building now for another ten years or maybe 5 years. So we've got some time. Okay. But at some point, yes, they will catch up. And what's fast about the conversation though is it seems like the crazy thing. No, they'll never weaponize GDPR to go after centralized blockchains. But fuck yes, they are. That's a layup. If you don't like a certain industry or a certain piece of technology, all you have to do is literally find one instance. And what also is unique here is that in order to figure out that Facebook do something wrong, whatever wrong ends up being, you essentially have to either have a whistleblower, you have to have somebody who shows up and is like, I was a Facebook user, this, this, and this is sort of like, here's the information, or you have to somehow subpoena the information from Facebook. It's not like, oh, let me just go my computer, do a block explorer and start screwing around, and then finding something, and then there you go. Obviously, this is why law enforcement likes people transacting on an open ledger. Look at that. But yeah, it feels like this is like such a no brainer that of course they're going to weaponize this
"la land" Discussed on Gaming illuminaughty
"You know, they're just going to have to wait until Microsoft picks them up because Sony has to just sit there and let this happen. They can't take them. And Nintendo, Nintendo's and La La Land, them dudes in their own little bubbles. I don't care. No, no, no, Nintendo will wake up when they see the steam deck eating into their margins of their community. They'll see. Not enough to want to buy EA. Well, I'm saying that's what will wake them up period. It's not a good fit either because EA has never had a good relationship with making Nintendo platforms with their games. They try initially and then they just give up on the platform because EA's demographic isn't the same as Nintendo. So it wouldn't make sense that Nintendo wouldn't want them. Sony would definitely want this. Well, I wasn't implying Nintendo would want to buy them. I'm saying like they're just sleep period or anything going on. They're just literally in their own world. Yeah, they're probably having money for it, but yeah, yeah, not they are literally. This is interesting though, because you all were saying, I don't think that EA was in a bad spot, all these I didn't think that he had was in a bad spot. LEGO I mentioned there are some notable franchise at the EA still has, but looking at this article like seeing that there's going to lose a Star Wars license for Disney and, you know, literally the FIFA thing, which just popped up. That's major because that's a really big thing. I had to talk about it. That was the next one on the other on the list anyway. For you. Yeah, so FIFA is no longer going to be called FIFA anymore. The EA is going to change the name to EA, FC, which is an FCS football club because the lights are done. So beginning in 2023, they're going to rebrand. I don't think that that's going to have a major impact on the actual people that are playing this every year because there is some super addicted people that play FIFA every single year and invest tons and tons of money into the foot franchise. So I don't think that it's going to affect much with that. But of course, when you change the name, again to the casual person, that matters to them. But again, I don't think that this is going to make a major thing, but I think just losing the license period to the name or just saying that they're ending the exclusivity deal instead of trying to renegotiate or the negotiations fail through. We don't know for sure, but whatever happened, this is a major change. It will be almost as big as at least over here in America as the madness situation NFL. For some reason, EA after I think another 5 or 6 years, if they end up ultimately losing their lives and then again, they give other companies finally the rights to make their own NFL games..
"la land" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Most unforgettable moments. The united do the butt. Let's see it. You go going close. She had our jaws dropping and our rump shaking when she put her back filled in motion during the butt dance at last year's Oscars. Our next memorable moment is courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, Jane law, Julia Roberts, Brad and Angelina and a ton of other celebs who decided to take a selfie mid show in 2014. Look at us. Speaking of Angie, she stole all the attention on the 2012 red carpet with that now iconic leg pop. This moment. So much bigger. Than me. And this historical moment still gives us chills. In 2002, Halle Berry became the first and still the only African American woman to win best actress. Halle 20 years since that epic win. Is there something that still crosses your mind or makes you giggle a little bit from that day? That I remember none of it. I was having an out of body experience. Let's not forget the stars who got some attention. They didn't want. Please welcome the wickedly talented one and only at the end of the year. We will never get over John Travolta flubbing Idina Menzel's name. Our Jennifer Lawrence falling up the stairs on the way to accept her award. You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I found. The one of the most unforgettable moments of all time. La La Land. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong category envelope in 2017 and announced La La Land as the best picture when it was actually moonlight. No, there's a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture. Y'all. Y'all..
"la land" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Blockbusters. I think that makes sense. Well, and I think referring to it as a crowning achievement does make a lot of sense. This was kind of a coronation for Spielberg in a lot of ways where he had been making great movies for a long time, but suddenly kind of got his laurels Oscar wise. So it's also somewhat of a career achievement. And also he had that sort of not that his films before hadn't been personal in a way. But I think the way this was marketed for him like a personal story as well really helps in that sense. Yeah. So in the number three slot is a movie I know all four of us love moonlight. It's directed by Barry Jenkins and won best picture in 2017. Way to go in that famous moment when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty erroneously said that La La Land won best picture. I think that made this feel like even more of a triumph. What do you guys think of moonlight coming in at three? Absolutely delighted. As you know, Steven because you were with me and Glenn, we were all together. The moment when this got misread and then correctly read at the Oscars was maybe the best moment at the Oscars ever. Yeah. I'm not sure the la La La Land producers would agree. Well no, but here's the thing. And this would go back to my argument for parasite, which is that one thing that it is valid to say best, best picture winner is what's the best story of a movie winning best picture. To me, the fact that La La Land had had all this momentum and people had really had the sense it maybe it was going to win, including over the course of that evening. And the thing with the Oscars is it's so often it does feel disappointing because it feels so on rails. When something happens that you just know immediately is just a huge mess, it is so invigorating. Just watching all those people, there is a moment in that sequence where you see some person running across the stage and you just know it's not clear yet, but panic has begun to set in and someone is running across the staff. It's a great story. And that's aside from the fact that it's a beautiful movie. We talked at the time about what a beautiful movie it is. It is richly deserving. It also just happens to be a fantastic Oscar night story as well. Yeah, and as much as I stumped for giant productions and spectacle, there is something about a different kind of technical skill being channeled into something this specific, the ache of this movie, the longing of it, the power of it. There's a scene where two of the characters walk to a car in a parking lot outside a diner that is just vibrating with possibility and a king longing. It's saying this film changes you. I remember we saw this film together a bunch of us did anyway. We were on tour, PCH tour. I think we were in LA and we walked out of that theater. I was struck with awe for the first time in a long time. It changes you. Yeah, I remember the first time I heard about this film, was a few months before and I had a friend who was working at 8 24. And he was like, yeah, we have this movie from Barry Jenkins. And I was like, oh, yeah, I know he made medicine for melancholy. I really love that movie. And he was like, yeah, this is going to be a really great movie. And people tell you that, and especially people who are working on a film, okay, sure. And then I saw it and I was like, holy crap, this is absolutely took my breath away. I saw it three times in theaters. I feel like part of why this is so high is recency bias. We've got to count for that. Of course. But I do think that it is going to hold up. It already has held up 5, 6 years later. And the sheer feat of this movie winning, it being the first movie that had an all black cast. And it wasn't about racism. And it was just a small story. There's no franchise elements to it. It was based off of a play, previous work, but it wasn't this franchise movie. I just think it's such a beautiful story. And I'm so glad that Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty got it wrong in the direction instead of the other direction, 'cause that would have been like incredibly heartbreaking. All right, well, I think we can agree great pick. I really like our number two pick as well. It is the oldest movie.
"la land" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Have never heard if Kanye had actually said that he was gonna perform or not. Right, he got the invitation to perform. Yes. But we don't know if he accepted it. So this might not be as big of a deal as we think, but you know once that 24 hours is over, what's Kanye gets back on the gram? Yeah. It's on. Okay. Unless he starts his own platform because you know how he does. You never have to. He might start his own social media where you got to pay a $100 just to get in any way. Let's talk about another award show snub just, 'cause I wanna hear your thoughts on this as well. So west side story star, Rachel ziegler, shocked fans after revealing that she was actually not invited to the Oscars. Okay, you guys, her movie is up for best picture. Yeah, 7 nominations of fan asked her what she'd be wearing and in the comments she wrote back, I'm not invited. So sweatpants and my boyfriend's flannel. She was very disappointed and also said that she has tried it all. So she exhausted all resources to try to get invited. And she said that here's hopes for a last minute miracle to occur. Now, I see a lot of people in the comments are blaming the Oscars for this, but you guys, this is what we've learned. It's actually not their fault because typically what happens is that the studios get a certain number of tickets. So it's actually up to the studio to decide from the movie who comes and who doesn't. This makes no sense to me at all. So she was the lead. She's one of the leads. I don't get it. What do you think Justin? She is one of the leads, but I think what Disney is doing is putting all their money behind Arianna dubose. She won the sag, she won the critics choice. She won the bath the hell. She wants supermarket suite, and she wasn't even on it. So what they're trying to do is they're trying to put all their energy behind her and they don't want one hiccup. They want her to feel like the stars. Why can't they be both? Well, remember she did that issue with the whole Britney thing. Remember that? That's on Instagram. Yes. She did that. And she had to apologize for it. So this is just total speculation. It may have something to do with that. It's also you have COVID issues where they have a limited number of tickets. They could have gave her a seat filler ticket. Listen, there's somebody who's bringing a plus one. Okay. They're the next tickets. You don't have a movie that's half as many nominations. Something to believe and you don't invite me. No, it's because we're there with La La Land. When there were these other musicals, all of the stars were fighting. But that was pre COVID, though. We have to remember. I'll be damned if I'm a lead of something and y'all don't invite me. I'm coming through. So I'm coming with a security one. We do that door. I'm telling you it's something with me. Any issue. It's something there's something missing. Justin, do you have any inkling of what this could be that's missing? Look, I just think the one thing that we're missing right now is when I checked her IMDb, she is still the lead on Snow White, the live action remake of Snow White. Yeah. That could potentially be in production right now. It is. And once you're in that bubble, you can not get out that bubble. Oh. Well, we do know that she is, she wrote that she was out of the country filming. Yeah. Right. So she would have to come back. There would be there would be a lot of protocols, but I don't know if that has to. There's a lot of moving pieces. It's a lot. Steven Spielberg could make a call, though, to get her a ticket if she wants to take care of her. I agree. And evidently she does because she wouldn't have answered to the fan the way she is upset about this. She's upset. Yeah, she has. She said what she said. She said that. Okay, on that note, Justin, we know you got a lot to do in New York, so thank you so much for watching. You'll see what we ready for you to the course. It'll be ready for you tomorrow, and we will see you here. If not, she'll be back. Lonnie, I will talk to you all camera. Security. Okay,.
Biden to Give Rare Solo News Conference
"We continued to live in La La Land where to the left, up and down, right is wrong. Grandpa Joe's gonna have a press conference today. He got a like press conferences. He does very few press conferences. So the media will treat this like Mother Teresa. Working with lepers in Calcutta. This will be so brilliant. It'll be a brand and it'll be a brilliant press conference. Just like last week's crazily partisan speech wasn't a partisan
Virginia Is Seriously Considering Taxing Residents for Rain
"Listen to this, the fairfax Virginia city manager, guy named Robert stalzer has proposed taxing local residents and businesses for the amount of rainwater that falls on their roofs, driveways and parking lots. This is very similar to the measure they've already adopted in La La Land of Maryland. Now, when they did that a few years ago, that contributed to flipping party control of the governorship and was repealed by the state legislature two years after it imposed the tax. They are seriously talking about taxing residents for rain. It's called impervious services. Surfaces. The revenue, they think it'll be a lot of money. It's called The Rain tax by many. The proposal would establish a new enterprise fund, supported by customer fees that are based on the amount of impervious surface on a property. And the city manager says the current revenues are not sufficient to meet the regulatory infrastructure maintenance and drainage improvement demands of the storm water program. So instead of spending less, the city manager wants to increase taxes based on a fee for service approach under which residents would pay in proportion to the surface area of their roof, driveway, parking lot gravel, concrete surfaces or any man-made feature that creates water runoff resulting from
"la land" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"Horse and lecture a radio host about how a roaring economy is roaring when it's just the opposite. You're in opposite world Al. You're living. I mean, you're part of the people to look at the year end brokerage and IRA and do you know your yearend brokerage and IRA doesn't mean a ratch rear end to somebody who can't afford to buy groceries or pay rent or fill up their gas tank and you got your head buried in your conference calls, your Zoom calls with financial advisers. Instead of being scheduled resentment, they need to skill up and recognize you know what we need. You know we need more of, we need more rage. You know what we need? We need more. We need more passion. We can't get fooled by people like you who got really your head somewhere where you don't know what real people are going through in this country. You just don't. It's not scaring them. It's reality, pal. It's reality. You know what it is? It's a reality check and you want to get some because you're living in dream world. You're in La La Land. Big time. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you. You tell me something. Hello. I'm listening to you. Yeah. I'll tell you what reality you tell me what reality is now. Listen to me. I'm the same age as Trump. All right? Oh God. Can you? Do you dream about Trump? Do you have nightmarish about Trump? Do you really tell me the truth? Do you have nightmares about him since you're obsessed with Donald Trump? You said you wanted me to tell you. You know what I really want you to know? I want you to know what I want you to know. I'll bet your Trump's gonna run in 2024. I bet he's gonna win. I don't think so. Okay, well, we'll see. Bye. All right, there you go. Can't accuse me of cutting him off, 'cause I let him talk. When I good boy email the show, Mike and Mike online dot com. You do. Think you're proud of your doctor Gallagher. Just got a note from Kimberly and Sarasota. You know what a tomato cost there in the grocery store? $3 and 50 cents. One tomato in Sarasota Florida, Al needs to get out more. You know what the branch lady said at the other bank that I went to yesterday about the staffing shortages? She looked around, and she said, let's go Brandon. There's more coming up on this Tuesday episode of the Mike Gallagher show stay with us..
"la land" Discussed on Breaking Beauty Podcast
"So I have my demo is, you know, as young as 13. Wow. Yeah. Okay. I just can't believe as a bravo huge bravo fan myself. Like, how much breaking of the fourth wall is going on in my car? Your grandfather's literally calling the producer over in the middle of a scene. It's so cute. Yeah, and he's yelling at her, like, why don't you have a kid? Oh my God. No, that's why you can't. You can't make it up. These people, he's 89. You can't tell him not to talk to the producer. He's gonna do whatever. And you can't give him a script. No, no. So for anyone who doesn't know a bit of your backstory, we're going to do a little brief synopsis right here right now. So season one, you kind of move back home to your parents house and Miami. In your mid 30s, after a breakup, long-term relationship, this is like a life reset. And then season two, that just aired this past summer, a big part of your story was about freezing your eggs. So tell us about your decision to do that in real life. And what it was like sharing that story publicly. Yeah, so again, my parents did not want me sharing that because, you know, we're very private as a culture. And as a family, I actually have siblings and no one knows. It's really funny 'cause I come from a very private family. But I said, you know what? I really want to share this because no one talks about it. And you have a lot of people on different shows that share that story. But they don't notice most of them are with someone or they're married. There's no one just doing this on their own. By themselves. And so I wanted people to know that, hey, I just turned 36. I having a panic attack and I never knew whether or not I wanted children. I like to call it flex on kids. To this day, I don't know. And I don't have a partner. I, you know, know everyone has their life journey. I personally do not want to be a mom, you know, that gives birth, you know, people can go get a sperm donor, like personally, as of now, I don't wanna do that. So let me just freeze my eggs because right now I don't have anyone in my life that I would want to have a kid with. Let alone like kiss. And then yeah. And then, you know, I'm here in La La Land. You know, manifesting and law of attraction and I'm all for that except one day I looked in the mirror and I'm like, I should make an appointment. So the catalyst was turning 36, and I just happened to start filming family karma two weeks after turning 36. I didn't know I'd have this meltdown. And I froze my eggs. I made the appointment, and I did it. And I'm very practical so I kind of did it so you see that happening on the show, but it was very lonely. It was very lonely 'cause at the end of the day you're on your own. I didn't have anyone with me during the experience. You know, I didn't have a partner. And you also are freezing the eggs with the unknown in sight. I don't know if I'm gonna use them. I don't have any. It's bizarre, but I'm so glad I did it, and I went in with an attitude of gratitude, which is always very important that thank God I can do this. You know, 20 years ago, too bad, you just kept it moving. I just have so much respect for I mean everybody's gonna make their own choices absolutely, but I love that you did it on your own. And who knows what happens, but who knows? I feel like that's the realistic answer I'm giving people like, who knows? I can sit here right now and tell you, yeah, I have all these things, you know, on my vision board. And, you know, I'm working towards those things, but truly, who knows what's going to happen, you know? And I also like to tell whoever's listening, if you're considering this, if you can go on a vacation, if you can buy a purse, you can freeze your eggs. People are telling me, oh, it's expensive. There's payment plans. I urge women to do this because you don't want to have any regrets. Yeah. I actually find right now with TikTok and just social media in general. There's a lot of destigmatizing going on. Like I know a lot of people who have documented their entire journeys and I know two girlfriends who are single who didn't have partners, just like you, and they did it recently. And they were just like, oh, I'm so glad I did it. It's like an insurance policy for my future, whether I want to use those or not. It's in my, you know, I've empowered myself with that future decision kind of thing, even though they totally agree with you too. It's intense, right? You're getting the hormones. You're not sure how you're going to feel and you could feel really empowered, but it could also like you said there's experience some loneliness around it too. It is a totally different thing when you're doing it by yourself versus having a partner or husband. So I think these are all great things to put out there and especially like you said in your community, it's really not talked about openly, right? And in many communities because so many people were telling me, oh, you know, I'm so glad you spoke about this because I'm doing it and my family didn't want me to tell people and a lot of my Friends believe it or not, told me after that, oh, yeah, we had IVF. I'm like, why didn't you tell me? Close friends. You know, there's people just don't want to, you know, do things that sound different, right? Everyone wants to fit in. And, you know, we are a beauty podcast, so we have to ask these questions too. And this is something I feel like nobody really talks about was how did the hormonal changes with freezing your eggs impact your skin or like some people are like, oh, I'm afraid I'm going to grow facial hair if I start messing with my hormones. Just simple things like that. Did you notice anything? So I'm Indian, so I was born with a beard. It is what it is. Facial hair is like a part of life. Having said that with, you know, these hormones, I was getting acne. And you're filming and, you know, I had my little glow up and so there's some scenes, you know, I'll have a huge sit right where you don't want it to be. And you know those really big ones where it doesn't matter what you do. It's there. And there's a scab at the end, like saying hello? I had those. And so it is what it is. Having said all that, everything happened for me in overdrive after. So during the shots during the process, I was getting the pimples one or two big ones, but after the retrieval, that's kind of when everything happened. I was bloated, my skin was awful. I felt probably what it feels like to be pregnant. That's what I felt. And my skin I had acne. So it wasn't fun after, but during I was A-okay. And then how long did it take to sort of get everything leveled out again? Two months. It took two months to just get back to where I was physically and my skin. Yeah. Yeah. That makes sense. It's a process. I mean worth it, though, right? I have no regrets. In fact, I was telling my friend, yesterday, you know, it is like 15 to $20,000. I said, I would like to do it again. You know, just in case, I have 11, but you never know. Okay. I would like to do another round, I see. Yeah, I have friends that have done three rounds. Wow. Wow. Because, you know, once what people don't tell you either is that once you freeze the eggs, then you want to use them, they genetically test them and they go through all these, you know, procedures, and they might not all make it. Yeah. And then if they have to unfreeze and then, yeah, if you put it with the cream, they don't make the thawing process, and then they don't make the genetic testing..
Sunset Studios to Spend Almost $1 Billion on New U.K. Film Studio
"Ramped up demand for original content, boosting the need for production facilities. Now the investment firm Blackstone is teaming up with Los Angeles. Space studio operator Hudson Pacific to build a film studio north of London. The two companies will spend $974 million to build a new studio in an expansion of the Piers Sunset Studio business whose Hollywood lots have been host of films including LA LA Land
"la land" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"La La Land a musical, they never would have thought, I would love that movie makes me cry. Everytime I watch it in the 2009 Star Trek. So we'll start with a more manly movie, I guess cuz toxic masculinity is fun. I love 2009. Star Trek, it's my favorite movie like gas, dude, it's so fun. It, I, when I was a kid, my, my three favorite people that I wanted to be like, where Captain Kirk Captain James T. Kirk Han Solo, and Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and I love the, I think it was in from the sixties the month, old Star Trek Captain Kirk TV, show in this movie so well honors, the past while also continuing the future of Star Trek. And I spine is a great, James T. Kirk and it's so so good. Great movie. It's fun. I watch it. I watched it three times in one day. I'm not kidding. It's a phenomenal. It just fun. The music is great. The ending credits are like phenomenal. Like the music and the ending credits are really phenomenal. Michael giacchino made it. I I cannot recommend enough if you haven't, it's it's free Star Trek 2009, it's made by JJ Abrams. It's on Netflix, go watch it. It's a phenomenal phenomenal movie. My favorite ever? Like, it's so good. Now, my other, my second, my other favorites on my second, it's my other favorite movie. Is La La Land. A gosh, it's a musical and I love it. I city of stars. Are you shining just for me? Like, I do I do? I love love, love the music of that movie, and it feels weird to say that. But it's honest here's why I love a attention to detail the way they made the movie is incredible. There's like a long tracking shots and these really long continuous shots and amazing choreography. And like really, really impressive behind the scenes filmmaking you go. This is just a really long well-made movie. That's it's impressive how they put it together. But also the story. So filmmaking is great. The music is good. But the story is so good. It's about chasing a dream. And there's a song it's the lyrics. Go like here's to the ones who dream. Here's the the hearts who ache the foolish as they may seem. Like it's about talking about chasing a dream. And God damn, that's what I did for years. I slept under my desk in a college dorm room, recording my stupid Sports podcast, like chasing my dream and I pulled all-nighters like crazy. I was full time working as a student..
Courtney Love Slams Pam and Tommy Hulu Miniseries
"Courtney. Love has some strong feelings when it comes to upcoming hulu series about her friend. Pamela anderson in a facebook post that has now been removed she wrote. I find so effing outrageous when pam and sex tape was out. It destroyed my friend panelist life. My heart goes out to pammy further causing her complex trauma and shame on lily. James ever the f. She is what do you think of courtney's comment. Oh wow i mean. She's definitely not one to mince words. We have to give her that. She's always been very outspoken. And i think that that's an that's an interesting. Take you know. Because she saw the fallout of it. So i have sympathy because she saw sides of it that we didn't even know an. This is the first time. I'm learning i. I thought it was about baywatch. Because i saw the photos. I didn't know they were covering that part. Would you grow up to be where you were. La la land. I'd just. I saw her lily in the red bikini. So i now it makes more sense. You know her statement. Oh we're covering that part of the story
Return to La La Land: Art Is Back in California
"While other parts of the world of either open man museums or had sporadic lockdowns and reopenings cultural institutions in los angeles had remained firmly closed until this month. Now though most are welcoming visitors again in strictly controlled numbers and with familiar restrictions. Of course among the key. Attractions in town is the made in. La annual at the hammer museum and huntington library art museum and botanical gardens which has been stalled last summer. but he's only now gaining an audience. I spoke to jerry finkel regular contributors to the newspaper and the new york times about l. La's emergence from hibernation jewelry. Why is it. California has taken so long to open. Its museums yeah. It has taken a long time for california museums reopen museums in los angeles in particular. So there was a moment in the fall when the numbers got better in san francisco. Cova numbers got better in san francisco. San francisco museums reopen briefly. Two to four weeks and then had to close again. I don't know which is better opening for a month or not opening it all up and in the case of la that cove numbers have kept us in what they call the purple tier. Governor newsom has created a tier system an order for museums to reopen. They had to move out of the purple tier in that county. Meaning that counties metrics the number of cove infections per day Had to reach a certain level and we just didn't reach that level until recently so by by march we got the word that museums could reopen. That was exactly a year after they close like so many others across the world yep and so basically they opened Not all of them are even open yet so we have a case where lack my real and soon as it could. I think it was the first major museum here to reopen the hammer and the huntington reopened soon after that mocha is still closed. It's not opening until early. June the getty center is still closed. And they haven't given their reopening date yet. But we expect. I think even says on their website likely to be late may
2021 Oscars Best Director Predictions
"Let's dive right back in with best director. Nominees are thomas winterberg for another round. David fincher from bank. Lee isaac chung for me. Ninety eight clue how for nomad land and emerald. Fennell for promising young woman stephen thompson. Gimme a will win and it should win in for will end. Should i'll go with clue jal i think she does beautiful work in. No maitland. I do wanna put in a good word though for emerald fennell and promising young woman. This film is so interesting and juggling so many tones this movie could have flown off the rails in so many ways and at the same time. It is absolutely gorgeous to look at what this movie is doing with. Color is so striking an inventive. It has an electric movie and when a movie feels electric off the way through you can often give the director a lot of credit for that. So i do want to put in a good word for emerald fennell but for will end should in this category. I'm going to go with kobe. Zhao all right fair. Enough i show. What do you think should win. Khloe joe will win. Make big mac. Yes so i think it's going to be david fincher because let's not forget that so few years ago. Even though moonlight wind up winning damian chazelle one for la la land and this is the category especially as director where they love to see the flashiest most technical intricate. Booby win So i think it's going to be probably david fincher. Although i would love to see joao went jau did win at the directors go to war so maybe that will happen. But i still think it's gonna be all
Reigning Mrs. World Arrested Over Onstage Brawl in Sri Lanka
"There was a major controversy during a televised. Mrs sri lanka competition this weekend. Or a former winner and current mrs world crown her successors head and allegedly caused injuries. This happened during the televised award ceremony. This is world winner. Caroline jury came on stage and announced that the two thousand twenty one sri lanka winter push pika silva was ineligible for the prize because she had been divorced. That rule does actually exist because every beauty pageant has its own bad quirks but civil later. Clarified that she hadn't violated it. She and her husband were separated but still married. Thank god that wasn't communicated in the heat of the moment in the crown was briefly given to the runner up following the moonlight vs la la land moment onstage. Mrs world was arrested yesterday and later released on bail. This all could have been avoided if sandra bullock had been there undercover.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"I don't know if it's the same page but some sort of mutual can be friends. I think there is hope to heal the divide. I agree listen. I was actually told him this city. We have the same debate about being cinema every single month and we both get triggered and we both get into this huge argument and then in the end. We're like whatever let's stop now middle of the conversation. But we're going to the podcast. They'll tina the conversation. I don't know we'll have. The debate will move on all right good friendship. They're here the award from most obscure draft picks but have to go to segal like he picked the random seed i did. I just didn't know everything's kind of big in the movie. I just to clarify you guys. I had i had number four number number three number six. And i got damian chazelle and ryan gosling. You guys like my pick. Yes in slack. But i got your baby. And i think that's more important on this. Okay interesting okay if you say so no we just want to talk about emma stone for a bit just because we have She saw you're talking about how great great the audition scene was. Just just a random thing that i noticed this time they jump forward to. Is it five years later. Is it six five five five five years later from this movie from the release of this movie. Emma stone will have her baby. She's playing with a little baby she's like married. That has a baby. Oh address that call. I was just thinking about that. Goodness that is so like from this movie. Like she has a little baby has been. She has all the family. It's so cute. I think it's yeah that's really cool. I know she's living and anyways. I also mentioned this on the web stone though odd that we haven't talked about the someone in the crowd soon all they could could've made her friends more interesting. Her friends are really lame when the park. That's what i want to say about this scene and it once again kind of transcending its musical nece is someone in the crowd scene is that they're all wanna find that someone in the crowd but they're also very much in the crowd they're just a little hard the crowd whereas she is very decidedly not part of the crowd with in that scene where they go out at first. She doesn't want her go in like in the scene at the party. Let's she goes out and then their party.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"Come everyone's going to look back at it and you look. This is this is good stuff. Well yeah and that's why it's interesting to me like you know it could just be that it takes a while but you think about like movies like you know. I'm just a bother you siegel like like how how how spider man her iron man like introduced a wave of superhero movies. You know like Lake i'm surprised that like just a single mega success like this just hasn't really spawn. Even one knock off. I think while. I think it's also easier to copy iron man or spiderman as much as it is hard to replicate get into point. It's easy to go off of superhero movies from your way off. And he said a formula but didn't didn't make a formula. It presented a musical. Well i just wanna say that like early musicals are very formulaic. Like the mgm musicals. That referencing done. I don't think lalla land was bringing. I don't think we had a chance to bring that back while i was clearly. Its own lines had some home edge like old musicals. Which i think we're we're really nice that they like us here and they're very long. You saw them. Yeah but siegel you just said that the fact that it's a musical but what. I thought it wasn't what you explained. I think that siegel siegel get into. We really need to hear his relation. Okay here's my thing. It is a musical. it obviously is a musical. There's the character dance but it transcends musicals have been because it isn't just like if you. I think it's easier just to use japanese musicals because it's more almost exactly akin to to land is especially younger of rushmore. Now sorry especially survivors is. That is that every line is sung and everything they do. It's not that it's a musical beth. It's a musical as telling a story. This is telling a story and it's kind of like for example. Let me let me try to say this as second the opening scene. The fact that they're singing dancing is try and traffic if not because of the musical. It saying they're singing and dancing and traffic. Because they're in la la land and they're all in this in this state of being in la la land in this dreamy jazzy state that they're successful or take the lovely night scene where they're dancing to the music jazz dot but it's still undertone of this related lyrics being this relationship won't work and it's kind of ironic but the lyrics obviously kind of ironic but at the same time. They are dancing to lyrics. I'd say this relationship.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"But i don't know i'm debating picking between the planetarium and the lovely night seen i'm not gonna pick the epilogue has i mean it's on this. Everyone likes the most obvious. I wanna pick something more obscure not obscure but something that means more to me. In a way. I know the epilogue means every everything everyone rush and i can analyze the shed at forever but i wanna pick something smaller that i could just contain myself to talk about but i think i'm gonna pick lovely night over the planetarium scene because while the planetarium scene shows a lot awful lot of dreamy magical aspects of the movie. I really like how grounded. Lovely night is even though they start dancing and singing in the middle of it. And here's something. That seagal likes that. I didn't use to like but now i find it. Very funny is at the end of the song. Mia's phone starts ringing getting the back. The back okay. So i i have to talk about how it's all it's not quite a musical a have to bring it up because it keeps you kidding pieces of it. Let me let me let me say a little lovely night and then you go straight into wife's on a musical because point but i. I think this is one of my favorite songs of the movie. I think if not the favorite song sin for sure. And here's why i i love their. It's just when they're taught when they're singing. It feels like they're talking like having a witty banter back and forth. And i love that. So cute and their chemistry comes together here. I think more than in the polyester suit. It's whoa you're right. I never fall for you anyways. I just love how they're like denying that there's chemistry even though there is and then they start dancing and a half of the song is them singing and it's not that good singing it was fine and then the other half is the dancing but it's instrumental and i love the instrumental part of it because skills like the rest.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"But i didn't want to get the city wrong in life comes out. And then they're arguing about anyway and then he just screamed like they're middle of he's like why and then he's like your baby. You're a bit. you're crying like a baby as my for sure. The best part easily. I every time i rewind to it. I watch a five more times if the baby just baby. The i'd comments like no. I can't be that that that kind of reminds me of my college. Roommate was also obsessed with this move in. He just loves like their meet. Cute like after right after the eighties band party where they're just like chatting each other up and he's like he's like that's not fair for like a serious serious position like it's just a. It's just a minute of guy outfit next week. Serious firefighter like it's it's interesting. Because i think those two moments have have in common which is a step away from the musical but the dialer section of the film post once. They meet once from that dinner scene. That's that were that ends with an alarm until her audition. There is no music. There's an there's a huge section of the film has no music. Happy this this is. This is my point about it not really being musical. It all ties. I think it is a musical. We'll we'll go back to the drafts. Oh yeah we'll wait wait. Can i just clarify what you said you. Just you just said this. Goes back into what i was saying about it. Not being musical and then he said it is okay. You didn't let me finish yourself but sends just kind of being a musical like if you see most musicals especially i think zach a point. This is different from all the other musicals have been released any and i love his point. He's gonna say later but That's a great seeing. No way. Because i wanna i wanna go next okay. You want to do the draft okay. We'll get back to her all right. Yeah but no. I want to say something senior. Chose i really love their interaction. That scene because she has lost all faith in her in and sebastian is still pushing for her to do everything he it's like the final push basically because after that she goes into our addition and that's it and then i really like interaction on the bench after her audition and he says you're going to get this. I know these things. You're going to get this this lovely. Someone ended his hers. What's where are we. We're we're in a park griffith griffith park. What do you mean like where are we and he says. I don't know because you're going to have to give this. You're all in that that's heartfully again. It's more of hurt him in her then pushing each other towards their own goals more than than pushing each other and i just talk about like at least favorite part of the movie just briefly ahead. My god her new husband guy. He's like such an such an asshole. That's all i wanted to say. I hate that dude. Yeah so. I think no no. No that's wish she ends up kissing another guy. It's not right but we had come anyways so my draft. Pick her want to save it for next time. Because i don't think you guys will think of it. So i don't know how to save it and but i just strategy but but i do. I have to choose my favorite part. My favorite thing in the movie is the score. I have to choose. Just we haven't mentioned.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"One day she'll she'll be on the big screen in someone she used to know. We'll watch movies and think about how he used to know her in this view. Yeah i also think fascinating to see that. She wants to be a star more than she wants to be. An actress exactly and that's where the city of stars comes pets later. This is the first song not to me. Antibiotics relationship in a flash forward of the foreshadowing to the winter. Five years later towards the end of the movie in the second verse is sung by young man in parallel sebastian. And his dream of opening jazz club in his passion for jazz where he says i hear him every day the rhythms and the canyons that will never fade away. The canyon by the way really. Yeah laurel canyon is where like a lot of like the hippy music that sixty came out of volumes by those who came before they say you gotta wanna bang on every door so yeah i love how there's like subtle words that describe his love for rhythm jazz. You know The ballot balata guy. And even with what you're saying it's almost more of an interest than it is part of the story. Yes i agree but it does have something to do with the narrative in my opinion can. Can i bring up a kind of kind of separate point so yes go for. It just wanted to bring that up. No it's great. it's great thank you by the way. That's really cool. I've never. I've never actually read the lyrics. I read too much into it so in high society which is a musical remake of a philadelphia story with like frank sinatra and bing crosby. There's this louis. Armstrong number that like opens the movie that just describes the whole plot of the movie like he just goes and is sold in the highest aside and just the whole like company like like literally every versus just like like act one activity three or the. Is it like a spoilers spoiler. Yeah just spoils the whole movie at the beginning. Should i get that. It was the first thing i was gonna say. I could watch like five hours of you. Just imitating louis arch say to do this anymore anyways. Yeah we're talking about why the opening numbers are so important to movies and like this one may seem very different from the rest of the movie. It still has like a part an attachment to in like she was talking about on the traffic and how that relates everything in la and dreams and stars and bubbly. And yeah i like that. We've we've heard so much negativity sets up where where we're mindset is at the beginning where we're just all excited to be in traffic because we're in lullin exactly. I have a question for both you. And i apologize for a general. This is but like we do keep talking about like how magical this movie is. Is there a reason you. You think it's particularly magical. There's something that makes it particularly magical do either. You want to start.
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"She's sobbing and she did it. Stop until the movie ended and then she continued. She just reminding entire time with. Dinner was actually more like harder to watch than the end. And it's actually after watching it's more it's more emotionally intense because if you so real but for me. I think i started crying. Winsome mia goes down to the club to sebastian's club and he sees seb's i start breaking down in the epilogue happens i i had cried that much in a movie theater ever like. That was the first time i was full on saw. But in a good way like i know it's bittersweet but it was. It was incredible. I remember wanting to watch immediately after. I texted my friends about it. My sister and i could not shut up about it. i. I learned another day of sun. I'm piano like after. I got back home from the movie theater. I was so obsessed with the movie. And i've been ever since so. Yeah that's awesome awesome table. What was your first experience with it in place where was actually not not a big. I loved it. One hundred percent. I i was. I was thinking the songs for days. But i wouldn't. It didn't really hit me that hard. Actually in very many ways until randomly one night. I don't remember exactly when it was. I decide it was eleven at night. And i decided to rewatch it and as suit like you said as soon as it started i was like oh damn and then like the whole time. I was crying laughing. Sing everything and it was like one in the morning. a little. Whatever ended immediately make rewind and started all over and then a as i didn't really sedan and then i woke up the next day and i watched it three more fence. So what was it about like the first time watching it just very first time watching it. I don't know i made. That was distracted. Midnight wasn't in the right mood. It didn't it didn't quite hit me. i loved i. Was the colors used to me. So we'll documented letter box. I haven't embarrassed. I got i got i got a check out your but when i yeah it was i loved it when i first saw it. I don't i don't know it didn't it. Didn't like knock me over in all like like second third fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth and ninth and then now ten sign congrats on your radio. I'm glad i'm double digit. It's easy to forget..
"la land" Discussed on Cineflek
"Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of cinna flag. I'm your host ethan cockburn. Welcome to our second episode of damian. Chazelle week We are doing lowland today and yeah. It's just a joy to revisit. I actually haven't seen it since. I saw it in theaters and twenty sixteen so it was really really fun to go back to and i brought the two most passionate people i know about this movie. Who happened to be really good friends. Sophian see all so great chat with both of them and Yeah this is a really fun episode. Next week i've got a star is born The two thousand eighteen one coming for you guys. So i've you need some more gaga and cooper in your life if you need to be singing shallow shower again Like i often do That's a great movie to revisit. And i'm sure a lot of you've seen it so hopefully you enjoy that episode as well and Thank you guys for helping me launch my patriot last week. I have three patrons currently. I've sydney stephen and griffin. So thank you guys for Pitching in and We are going to be having fun. Film club this month. So if you'd like to participate in this month's film club tried to sign up before the end of january save time to know what that movie is and watch the movie with us. So thank you guys for helping me. launch that this week Without further ado. Let me launch you into this week's episode. I hope you siegel.
"la land" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Either. Then 7 94 north and South bound lanes are looking clear traffic and weather together on the tens. I'm Kevin Wells. Wtmj pellet of you. Com Time Saver Traffic WTMJ five Day forecast today will be mostly cloudy with a couple of flurries. A breezy day with Gus between 25 30 Miles an hour. Eyes in the low thirties, but it will feel cooler due to that wind overnight. Tonight. Mostly cloudy chance for a few flurries lows in the mid twenties. Mainly cloudy on Tuesday, a little warmer ties in the mid thirties By Wednesday, we're up to about 40 Still mostly cloudy, a little bit breezing Thursday cloudy We've got the chance to see a few scattered rain or snow showers. I still close to 40 little cooler by Friday loaded mid thirties for highest cloudy with some scattered snow showers. Meteorologist Kristen Cursing with the storm team forecast on WTMJ Medicine 24 Green Bay and Walkinshaw 21. It's 21 in Milwaukee and WTMJ. You missed a lot while you were sleeping time to catch up with Wisconsin's Morning news featuring Jean Miller. Jane Matt in there. Brian D. With Sports, Debbie Lhasa Gone Traffic and Brian is Nesky Hedger Storm team forecast now live from the Annex Wealth Management Studios and Radio City. Here's Jean Miller. Saturday afternoon. Packers Rams Lambeau Field 3 25 kick off our pregame show opening price starts at noon on Saturday. Brandy will be hosting that and I looked back into the way back machine. This is the 96 time that these two teams have met the Rams date back to 1937. They started out in Cleveland back then. Around their second hitch in La La Land won that was broken up by the two decades that they spent in ST Louis starting in 1995 most recent game between the 2 October 28 2018 L. A won that game 29 27 snap to Roger's rushes on himself. Nobody picked out there in Donald, who makes his second sack of the game back inside the 20 yard line. Donald, one of seven Rams hurt in last weekend's Elia, winner with the Seahawks in Seattle, Les Les would go on to win the NFC. Idol led season before losing to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 by the by if I remember that game correctly, that was the time Montgomery game.
Google Earth video tours of LA
"So we've all seen a lot of these zoom meetings where we Show you different places. But what about a Google Earth meeting Los Angeles tourism has a twist on? Take you to places you haven't been how about via Google Earth. Well Bill cars who's the VP of digital marketing for Los Angeles tourism has put together a few of these. Well first of all. Just explain to people what a Google Earth tour is all about. I we all know about going onto google earth and looking up you know location. So what what? A street address looks like and things like that. But what is the actual show on Google Earth? What's it like? Sure so? Google Earth gives you the opportunity to develop a presentation in a project. And you can customize that project within the platform while you're GONNA do is sign by Google. Anybody can customize it it's just a matter of the content of you're putting into it it allows you to choose different views satellite hybrid not view. And then you can add the locations but not only that you're also adding in video clips if you allow for audio zone and you can add photography as well as descriptions and you can keep this presentation around for days after months after can live in perpetuity so We're really loving what we're seeing. Google Earth Tours. How did you come up with the idea because again? It's just not something that is done a lot. It's usually two people talking on a Webcam Blah Blah Blah talking heads. Yes Oh internally. The the Tourism Board is small but mighty team we come up with some really interesting ideas and we chatted and we started going through it and we saw that in the presentation mode with worth it allows you to fly through different locations so as we go from point. B. We feel like we're virtually going to these places and it really is that tourism vibe Safer example we wanted to take somebody to Cathy's corner which is that area from the dancing in la La land overlooking the valley at that magical camera night magic hour and when you get there. You have the shots from the locations. That that that Robert Folks interest douses provided us in addition to the description of the location or talking through how they got access to that particular location working with parking wrecks in the organ in the city to get access to these places. So yeah that's how he came out using Google Earth and so the first one was La la land locations and then you have a second one coming out on Friday tell everybody about it so with National Travel and tourism week taking place right now We thought there's no better place to focus on that showcases the spirit of travel then the Los Angeles International Airport. Lax is an iconic airport throughout the world and they've got a flight path museum at LAX. That not a lot of people know about this hidden gem newseum in when I stumbled across a Google Earth virtual tour of museum. I was astounded and I showed the curator's doses museum what was possible by zoom in Google Earth and They were floored so on Friday at twelve thirty PM. Tst We're going to be doing a virtual tour to flight patterns and taking you through history of flight even and you'll minefield at lax and to what we see today at the airport. So we've got a couple of others. Zoos coming up Everything that we're doing right now is focused on virtual experiences. But we're hoping that sooner than later as I said before there's no substitute for travel people be able to experience these things in real life but We're GONNA be doing a couple more coming up. We've got a facebook live with the opera and this weekend. We're doing a mother's Day special with an sons chocolate tears at their chocolate factor in the arts district. Well that's great because see's candies sold out the needs good alternatives. Tell us about magic hour. Every night you guys to a livestream of a sunset from a different location or is it usually Venice. Because I've seen a lot of Venice. Yeah no we were stationed at Hotel Irwin in Venice. Beach and You know to give somebody amazing. Webcam you have to really. I'm have the right equipment in place so We have Yes large camera station with the capture card feeding into OB software that allows us to broadcast broadcasts not only on Youtube but on facebook and instagram to simultaneously. So we're reaching Oliver Audiences. What's been the response to it? It's been outstanding We've reached over a million and a half people already people from all over the world. I mean anecdotally. We've seen some unbelievable commentary from people who are just dreaming of travel and when they see the sunset of Los Angeles and it changes as you know. Jeff it's just magical the see one night you'll have. The fog role in the next night will be perfectly sunny but then when those clouds rolling like last night it's just stunning and and I think brings that hope that people are looking for You know throughout the country and throughout the world how challenging is it right now to promote travel at a time when people can travel? Yeah it's it. Hasn't been easy. You know our spirits have I absolutely In a little crush but to be honest I think you know as time has gone over the past couple weeks. We've worked together as a team. And we've seen a lot of people throughout the industry come together and with the United States Travel Association putting National Travel Tours away together and with our magic hour campaign. I feel like we're really out of this. I know it's still. You'RE GONNA take some time for everything you get back up and running on but I gotta be honest it It's been amazing to see how many people are looking forward to the future and you you find that people are armchair traveling right now. Yeah after these virtual experiences. There's no better time to plan for your next trip. So Armchair travel is definitely the wave of the presence of the president but Hopefully people will get out of the armchair and be able to travel again soon. Well congrats for taking some innovation to new ways of checking out different places so again if you wanna see the virtual tour you co to discover
Oscars 2020: who will have the biggest night?
"Are the Oscars are this weekend who are you rooting for anybody on your list I like once upon a time in Hollywood I just thought that was a great film I love the cast awesome stuff several nominations for that film bills worker is joining us now long time energy reporter for the sun times still with five Chicago is a contributor and bill has followed many many many Oscars lot but you know I always loved about you bill you you follow the local entertainment scene so well and always told us such interesting nuggets about what was going on here well that's true I've always loved you know I mean I think that's important I think it as we all know how they moved in this world of of the current the twenty first century media I think local local local is the way to cope in general because I think that's what people really want to get because they can get you know the national stories from other outlets but but this is an interesting year at all well it's always interesting with the Academy Awards although I do think in certain categories is here there's there's some things that are pretty well said but I know we think of course they're going to go again this year without it without a without a whole list which I don't think it's a terrible thing I think you know well I'll tell you why I think so often unless you get somebody like Billy crystal who's always knocks the you know the ball out of the park I think over the years I think will be colder did a good job we recently had our critic's guide Bible to the critics choice awards which of the broadcast broadcast critics and you know we had two days he did a wonderful job and I think because he didn't try to overdo it you know came out was charming and didn't you know try to be too cute but I think sometimes I think people want to see who's going to win they want to see the presenters I don't think they want a lot of big production numbers and all those give me some wonderful musical numbers at the Oscars you know your health Elton John performing in and you know it's gonna be really quite quite wonderful in the court system the result of a few people who really are talented musically but it's gonna be interesting to see what happens on Sunday I can say I disagree too but I'd like the host I guess you're right but what okay what is a good host was a good house because right some of the host I kind of remember the Anne Hathaway that was a disaster and as much as I loved you know but she yeah I do too but she what that wasn't right for her at all and James Franco I think the the combo wasn't right and that yeah then they tried to do so many acts that an already long ceremony got longer and longer right letterman was not successful either you know so I mean and and I love him but I mean I just it's just a very tough job I will say that so I think sometimes a safe way to go is with out the host and we'll see how it goes David Letterman wasn't wanted the Oprah uma uma Oprah right rumors were rolling their eyes he's like I got to go and I got a key thing is we we didn't work we actually have some audio here from Billy crystal because he was just on Jimmy Kimmel okay crystal has hosted the Oscars I think nine times total nine times jingle himself is hosted the Oscars twice yes yeah he did a good job he did so the two of them had thoughts about the hostess Oscars here's here's what they had to say I always loved being out there I I loved the guess the trusts you know that the movie academy had a made to to get me out that I always I felt like there was a great honor to do it and I think that when you have a show that's as long as it is is going to happen and I think the problem with the no hosting perhaps is that there's not somebody out there to capitalize on that moment ledge view had when the wrong Best Picture right who could forget that the one that's right but he does make a good point there he does make a good point that you can can bring it into the moment and and capitalize on it that is a very good point I hadn't thought of that someone says something that you can sort of have fun with right that just sort of right out there and then they bring it back and make everybody sort of laugher connect over that moment we just had a listener say six three oh what about the la la land fiasco that would be weird without a host because sort of look at each other like what that would that would have been terrible and and then on a lighter note I mean it's great when you have somebody you know when when Jack Palance remember that the one arm push up you know on the sages many years ago and of course and you know Billy came out and made a great joke about it because you know those are the things that you love love to see happen yeah my favorite also I think was on my list of favorites I should say Ellen DeGeneres remember that a normal than the selfie she took and then when she was busting Steven Spielberg around a telephone tell take the picture you know when I could change my point of view you're either going to go maybe on your side your honor but you know I heard you it coming in when you talk about once upon a time in Hollywood that really was one of my favorite favorite movies of the year I see like bill if this one is sort of got a little bit of an unfair advantage because it seems like one of those movies that people in the industry natural sort of are drawn to because it has history of historical factor I know it's sort of a bag I would love to see it with but it's it's one of my favorite but I think all of the momentum seems to be from the directors guild of the producers guild all of the different wards have been happened sounds like it's going to be nineteen seventeen which I liked very much but technically it had some incredible you know incredible beautiful moments but my favorite if I was going to pick one it would be once upon a time in Hollywood or parasite which of course is going to win trust me it's gonna win best foreign film the people that are further further Oscar parties if they want to fill out there if you get if you get some of those lesser known categories right you can win the Oscar Poole I've no I bet it's true that's a good strategy that's true yes I have eight one five Oscars praying for no politics I need a break yeah what do you think we all do I think we all do and I think that will be that's one thing that I hope we do have because I think after what we've all gone through in this country in the last few weeks I think yes no politics is a very good suggestion but it's interesting because in terms of all the acting categories I think they're pretty well locked into a whole I think it is going to win and I think most people do what do you think what you got for best supporting actress I think well that's what the one category where there could be a surprise in the usually is a surprise the one category excuse me would be best supporting actress because even though most people think it's gonna be Laura Dern was terrific as a divorce lawyer in marriage story you know who could possibly slip in there because he has won a few things as far as people from little women who played one of the daughters and that's one category but I do think it's gonna be Laura Dern for best Supporting Actor it's Brad Pitt as one everything is beloved by many people in Hollywood you know it's sort of his his year in his time and I think that's a pretty much of a lock in for Best Actress it's it's I think pretty much going to be Renee Zellweger for Judy plank Judy Garland and although I would look I would be disappointed if there was a real real upset here in Jersey ronin from little women one because I think she's terrific but they're all these categories have great nominees and of course for Best Actor again it's probably going to be Joaquin Phoenix because again he won everything so far incredible performance I didn't see G. R. A. Renee Zellweger in Judy but I didn't know that that was not universally loved by critics no it was not what happened there was everybody pretty much loved her I mean I agree with this the movie itself was just sort of you know just so so I think the reason she's basically the nominee the only nominee for that movie there may be a cost and it might be a minor on the minor categories I shouldn't call minor but one of the most popular categories but the movie itself was not great she was what made the movie yeah I you know I I didn't see that because of sort of the reviews the main one that would be worth revisiting because I loved her and that was the online series where she was the rich woman who is trying to convince people a little comes of age is he was a recent series streaming and she was phenomenal and I just remember and she sings herself I mean the fact that she you know somebody's like a voice like garland which everybody knows so well the fact that you do your own singing I think is also a major push any and there's so many scenes in this movie you look and you think it's actually Judy Garland on stage and screen excuse me so I think it's and that's pretty much of a lock but there again you know you never that's pictures that that was one I mean I think it's probably going to be nineteen seventeen but I would be happy with virtually any of those you know that are up there there's nine nominees you know because they changed the rules a few years ago but you know a lot of talk this year the parasite which definitely is gonna win best foreign film it might be the first year that the best foreign film also wins Best Picture that would be somewhat of an upset but that would be a fascinating thing to see what is the Netflix series that Renee Zellweger was and I was trying to remember to remember bill out we only have a minute here but if you if you are going to the movies this weekend as I know some people do when they try to say Hey I'm gonna catch up on some of these Oscar nominated films what what was one of the films you would suggest the probably not many people have gone to I think I don't know I think first of all I think you know probably nineteen seventeen I think it's it's a kind of a tough movie to watch many ways but I think that that that seems to be the front runner for Best Picture if you haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood definitely catch that and I'll tell you a parasite is be the third one because that is such it's got a real twist to it I can't tell you much and I would give it away but it that would be the film that is probably the one most unique dark comedy that come down the pike in a long time okay you got my attention on that I'm gonna check that one out bills record thank you so much for checking in with us at any time good to hear your voice same
Golden Globes host Gervais goes for broke
"Well the seventy seventh annual golden globes were handed out last night in la la land in Los Angeles in LA and that means the twenty twenty awards season is officially under way there were big wins on the TV side succession and flea bag dominated and once upon a time in Hollywood in nineteen seventeen to come some of the big key film awards wreckage of a is hosted the golden globes for the fifth time and this is a guy who and all the advertisements said always he's gonna be no holds barred he's going to say whatever you want to look out television and I guess he kinda delivered take a listen our next presenter ask Dante Netflix's bird box a movie where people survived by acting like they don't see a thing so
Paul Theroux's Mexico Journey
"More than fifty years of writing about his epic journeys in Travel Books and novels. Paul through has recently finished a series of road trips on the back roads of Mexico. He wanted to see for himself who lives there how they live and what's really behind the headlines about a migration crisis from south of the US border and by the way you'll have to pardon my weak voice at the time we recorded our interview. It's better now. Paul theroux welcome Doc Ricketts a pleasure to be with you. You know this is such an exciting adventure you went on and right at the beginning of the book you write the Mexican border in the edge of the known world only shadows and danger beyond it and working figures. Hungry criminal predatory fanged fanatical enemies an ungovernable rabble eager to pounce on the unwary traveller so you decided to travel. Tell us where you went on this trip. And why by the rest of that senators and a Tutti fruity of grizzled gringos accident. So why why. Because I noticed that people were stereotyping Korea Typing Mexicans Mexicans who come across the border why they come that illegal looking for welfare making trouble and I thought one of the reasons as we traveled your a great traveller. Rick is to destroy the stereotype to find out what people are really like. What's this story and we find the come from? All sorts of places is in Mexico they might be billion as they might be millionaires. That might have no money at all. Some people in Mexico have less than the average person in Kenya or Bangladesh Rush. So it's not a simple situation but to see it at its best or to see it most clearly. I thought I WANNA go alone. I want to go on my own car. I WANNA the drive up and down. The border. The border that everybody talks about but no one knows that firsthand as written about much and I want to see it drive along the aboard and then drive deep into Mexico and I thought I bought a car for this purpose secondhand car. That wasn't very notable and off. I went not very noticeable but it had Massachusetts license plates on it. That was a little unfortunate. The police said you know they. They looked at my plates. And then they pull you off the road and they say Whether or Saturday do you know what I can do to you and you say what exactly do you want. And then they say pay me some more Didi. Is that the open. This happens but people say how awful and I think. Yeah how awful but on the plane of snakes is travel book and travelers travel writers. Rav Paul Writers have the last word so I have the last word and that's a side of Mexico. The police are excited. Mexico that exists and as travelers were not looking in for la La land in Orlando. We're looking for the reality. Go south of the border. We're looking to see things as they are the good the bad the ugly the the fun that whatever it is the sunshine the rain you know I was the Peace Corps joined the Peace Corps nineteen sixty three and I went to Central Africa. I didn't know what I was GonNa find was into the wild blue yonder and what I found was not at all what I was expecting. Not at all our guest right now and travel with. Rick Steves is author Paul. He just published an account of his road. Trips from the back roads of Mexico his new book introduces us to the people he met and explains what he learned about life in Mexico far from the comforts of resorts in the safety. Excuse tollways the books called on the plane of snakes. Your book is about the wall and I'm fascinated by walls in my travels. The Berlin Wall the walls between the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods in Belfast. The wall of between Palestine and Israel and in this wall I remember when I was in the Holy Land on one side. The Wall looked a certain way. And then the other from the other side that looked a lot different tell us about the actual wall standing there especially on the Mexican side looking at it. What's it like where the wall is a big piece of iron mongering That looks like it looks like a prison wall. I mean it looks ah fence it has slats in it. The first one that I saw was in Nogales may be eight years ago or possibly more and it wasn't a wall that you could see through. It was sexually big iron plates steel plates. I guess and there were there. Were Rusty thirty feet high. You couldn't see through. It looked like it didn't look like offense at all actually looked like a wall That's now slats. What is it looked like it? It looks like something that is surmountable. Looks like you could climb over and people do it. Looks like could tunnel under it and people do it also looks very beautiful. It looks like a piece of sculpture by the artist Christo it looks like Krista went to the border and said I'm going to show the world. What a border looks like in metal and so the the fence to steal border fence goes up and down through hill and Dale undulating up? As far as the I can see and you think how amazing but how primitive too because house obviously keep any vote. No when I go as a traveler to these walls the odd thing is I can pass them easily. I can go from Israel to Palestine I in the cold where I could go between East and West. You were south of the wall and you wrote about the women in the diners there that kind of saw you you as a maybe a ticket to the north. It must have been interesting for you to be in these hardscrabble. Little spots in the wall was so close and you could just waltz right back and forth. They couldn't not only that it's only yeah waltzing bank in Nogales Arizona. You visit door in the wall. The first time I saw it there was a turnstile where you're in a street in Arizona. You know with parked in the sunshine. POKKA walk down the end of the street. Go through the door in your in Mexico is your show you I mean I showed by. Id and just by walking through a door. That for travel is such an amazing experience to me. It was an experience of the kind that I'd I'd never had before I've cross borders. You've been through many borders but most borders that are memorable you walk across Kenya Ethiopia China China and Russia Kazakhstan Benetton wherever you know Canada and say but Mexico is it's the wall and also there's another language behind the wall is cuisine beyond the wall and the women that you mentioned some of whom want to go over the wall around it to work in a motel or a hotel in the states Have left children behind husband's behind and the going what I found. Is that coming to make a living
Israel supports ISIS?
"How bizarre is is part of a bizarre interview but necessary with the president of a run Chris Wallace at Israel supports isis and put them in their hospitals but they do say this that the Israeli said they were told by our European allies that we were going to live to some sanctions in order to set up a meeting with president trump present from just came back said that never happened I never agreed to that joining us now is Amil changed every day is just returned from a Riyadh Saudi Arabia it was also in Singapore he also has a book that's about to come out calling sailing true north tendrils in the voyage of character and you can follow on add separatists and add real stab dot com add role first off they have a good answer is real sports I suspected I want. so bizarre I mean the Iranians let's face it live in a a strange parallel universe that is in orbit around the planet does work and they're not coming back anytime soon it's just the nature of the regime like that that has consistently isolated itself obviously Israel of fight very effectively broadly across counter terror against Hezbollah which is a creature of a rant against the Islamic state against al Qaeda against Dodge Israel is at one of our principal allies in counterterrorism across the entire spectrum bright so here's what he said this morning the German chancellor prime minister of England in the present France for New York in on since at this meeting take place for the present and America said that I will lift the sanctions it was up to four debate what sanctions will be lifted they had said clearly they will they will we will lift all sanctions he added but this action wasn't a matter that was acceptable I mean that in the atmosphere of sanctions in the existence of sanctions in the taxes atmosphere of maximum pressure even if we want to negotiate with the Americans in the five plus one framework no one can predict what the end of the result the negotiations will be trump has tweeted back around one knee lift sanctions imposed on them in order to meet I said of course the answer's no this is a big loss for a run the matter how you cut it yep indeed it is and this is kind of last exit before the bridge kind of moment for Iran and they were being offered an opportunity to sit back down at the table because here's the really big news Brian of the whole week is that United Kingdom Germany and France have now moved closer to the United States in this construct so with our European allies which you and I've been discussing per month with them we can collectively put the pressure on Iran and get them to the negotiating table but they are living in la la land if they think we're gonna start by lifting sanctions it's not gonna work that way and they have got to wake up to that and if they do and they do come to the table I think we can constructed deal they'll be a lot better than the previous Arron deal. in it'll be one that the Russians and the Chinese that stuff around plus five construct brings those two into it and I think that is the path out of the current conundrum war and because what Iran is doing striking Saudi oil fields which by the way I was in Riyadh on Sunday when those drones had. that is not the path forward in this crisis so we think the the what were your thoughts as this was happening. first and foremost that strategically this is an extremely a bold move on the part of the Iranians to go after a major major element in the global energy system and Brian you can drop a plumb line from those ground attacks to the fact that the Europeans are now more or less with us in this journey and then secondly tactically as a military guy you got to ask yourself wow what combination of new military systems got through the Saudi air defenses which are not bad and the answer is it's a combination of thrones Castel probably some special forces but that new mix that kind of new triad of those elements plus cyber I think it's gonna be a turning point in military operations
Judy Garland's Top Movie Moments
"Welcome to film spotting Josh. We both took a crash course judy. Garland movies of the last few weeks and today is the final. Are you ready. I think I'm ready yeah I haven't I haven't seen everything. I don't even know if Michael Phillips is seen everything she's major so yeah. I feel prepared. They're still blind spots but this should be I think appropriate to our styles of preparing preparing for a show you methodically doled out the movies took them in over a few weeks and I crammed just didn't college. I procrastinated and I had to hit everything thing at the last minute to be fair. It helps when we actually commit to something for weeks. Had A title which is very rare for the show is rare well. Let's find out if Michael Phillips has is in fact seen every Judy garland movie we welcome in the man who will be handling proctoring duties for our garland examined is Michael Phillips from the Tribune. How are you good to see you goes good to see you. It's been a while I mean it's been a long time. I know it'd be on. I know we do this. More regular like Obama's. First Tournament feels like a slight exaggerate so how many how many do you think you've seen countered them up the garlic first of all. I had a wrong. I thought it was beverly girl. I'm on my three sons so I prepared all wrong. That's next show my next issue. That'll be a download killer. Yes but you know I'd say if you look at all the titles including the the obscure secure ones before she was advised. I've seen two-thirds maybe enough to feel pretty smug about my knowledge base compared to you guys okay okay well. That's all that really matters but let me ask you. Is there one at the tip of your tongue. That is a blind spot. You're embarrassed about. Is there a garland film. You've always meant to see that you haven't y actually I joked. I joked with the email to you guys earlier today about about pigskin parade or actually it was on twitter yes yes. I've never seen pigskin parade now. How you were just needling I was kneeling. I haven't seen pigskin parade. so you know if we can do a whole show on that next week at appreciate it could get to it but no that's of the biggies you know there's a few others in the early forties that I haven't seen him never seen presenting Lily Mars a lot of other things that would just sort of make you look click nipper the dog just staring. You know like what presenting. Lily were so these obscure titles to to to share explore someday later later in the show. We'll talk a little bit about hustlers. The new dramas set in the world of UPSCALE GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS IT Stars J. Lo and Constance Wu Michael and I both had a chance to see that that movie we open to big box office numbers last weekend. We've also got pull results to our question about which acclaimed movie director needs to make a movie set in space a lot of great feedback from that one including one Josh like last week. I might just be setting aside in my back pocket. Just bring on you upon. I'm going to have to leave the studio. We'll see but first I judy garland. The garland biopic Judy starring Renee Zellweger opens in limited release including here in Chicago next weekend the reviews so far pretty pretty much what you'd expect from the genre that Josh knows as his most detested movie genre the biotechs a little strong but not my favorite Los Zellwegger herself and getting a lot of praise now Michael. You have made a little bit of the festival around here lately. Did you see no no tomorrow to screening tomorrow. Does the does the listener goodwill no no. It doesn't know that you're going to see gonNA see a trend. We will have to have you back on to hear your thoughts. I could go on singing. I'll I'll go on singing. That's what I'll of course we may or may not get to a full review of Judy here on the show but we did want us the movie as an opportunity to spend some time time on Garland herself who until recently was kind of a blind spot for both of us Josh with the exception of the wizard of Oz of course it really was the Manelli marathon where we got to dive into her work. Is it fair to say that maybe the wizard of Oz isn't the best introduction one could have to Judy garland because Saad as a kid and many times sense and I don't know. Oh that a place to her strengths now that I've seen obviously over the rainbow is a central piece of focus and made her you know center to another level level of notoriety and fame but the character I don't think is sort of a passive character could be a little whiny and I held off on Garland for a while thinking meanwhile that's Judy Garland and then I think it was producers. Sam's pushing of Easter parade a couple of years ago. That was my first non wizard Judy Garland film the One with Fred Astaire and I was just completely shocked. At what a great president. She wasn't that so very different and then you're right. It was the Manelli marathon that really gave me a good sense of what she could do as well as catching up with nineteen fifty four is a star is born when the remake came out so yeah than really immersing myself men for this list. I in her stuff and surprise surprise Adam She's really something yeah. Check out the big brain on Josh. He's done all his homework. Shoot down the conclusion Asian. Is that needs to know about you the wizard of Oz I was. I'm a crammer like Adam. I'm doing the most I could watch the catch up on stuff. I hadn't seen in years years and years and stuff. I I knew I liked but hadn't seen in a long long time and just the the real pleasure of watching shing concentrated way of you know a little a little bit here and there for a couple of days of somebody who is just such an astounding triple threat who did did the top of the top of the heap and I mean I mean she. It's it's there's a handful of other. Mgm Stars Gene Kelly Fred mystere and then you know one or two others but it's it's Kelly astaire in Garland and then there's everybody else and that and that's when you think about what that actually means and when you talk about the work they did together with the garlanded with Kellyanne garlanded with a stereo. It's just you know. I don't have the same love for Easter parade that you do Josh but you know the talent level is just kind of astonishing though and it's just sort of a I don't know I don't I can't even be cynical about how what what a what a strong response. I had just kind of like just sort of like soaking up the talent because it's not somebody I grew up with loving from age eight on on you know I mean I mean I. I wasn't really a wizard of Oz annual viewer at that age you know because if the marksmen does Ron I was mark of course they were the Marx brothers. Those were not in the was it of is you know I would've actually loved to see him as ten minutes but the radar now jokes aside Josh I do think it's fair to say and this May bear out as we get into our picks that we've discovered there are depths to judy. Garland is a performer that probably aren't fully on display away in the wizard of Oz. So why don't we go ahead and jump into those picks we are going to devote this show to our top five. Judy garland moments and we're going to start it off with an an expert voicemail a guest opinion here from a previous contributor to the show does Ray Garcia Michael. You put us in touch with desert initially. She Played Madeleine Colin in Damian Chazelle debut film Guide Madeline on a park bench. She's currently an associate professor of Latin American Latino and Caribbean studies at Dartmouth and if you're a longtime listener the show you'll recall that she joined us for our top five musical numbers back in two thousand sixteen that was a tie in with our review of Damian Chazelle la La land and she's got a great pick for her favorite Judy Garland. Hi this is Deborah Garcia leaving a message for the Judy Garland show show if I had to choose my favorites judy moments which is indeed a tough task it would have to be rather obvious choice. I'm afraid of the have yourself Merry Little Christmas Song in Navy in Saint Louis. Your saw aw little let your heart the next year. Oh it's it's really an anomaly in musicals of that era in the sense that it is a song that is quite dark. It's a moment that's quite dark. even rather kind of foreboding it's Judy of course in her character esther trying to console her younger sister sure as they prepare to leave St Louis and moved to New York. The lyrics of course are storied lyrics. Now we know that there were at least two different versions of lyrics. The first is one being much darker than the first and it's it's something that quite rare for Hollywood musicals of the period to delve into such dark seems uh-huh change and family separation and perhaps separation is eternal and even though she's trying to comfort her little sister to D- it's clear that esther has her own doubts about what is about to happen and we hear that I think in in Judy Garland's voice voice up here. She's a masterful singer so we hear both the kind of conviction and hopefulness times that things will work out all right and then at other moments I think including the very very end of the song is she seeing those last final words we hear that there is some doubt there on her part some day soon you who beat him and and also just say that that for me you know that song has always been a kind of touch tone in my life something that has helped me kind of mark the various listen turns of my journey's first away from home three thousand miles away to college again leaving a college that I came to love and considering home and embarking on a new career and then to of course marriage and and having a kid and every year I revisit is it that film and that song and it helps me to kind of chart where I've been but also to help me brace myself for the future. Thanks
See Oscar nominees online this weekend
"For six bucks this weekend. You can catch up with Oscar nominated films like stars born bohemian rhapsody and green book on TV the online streaming services. It's the pre-oscar addition of talking tech, I'm Jefferson Graham with USA, basically, every movie that you might wanna see that's nominated for best picture is online you'll have to pay, but it is online. But I you will have to dive into an odd variety of different video formats and device rules, and you better watch past. If you're not familiar with watching video on demand, you pay around six dollars in you, only get forty eight hours to start the movie and finish it. So if you're the type who likes to stretch out that viewing you are out of luck. Most of the movies are available on demand via YouTube Amazon prime video Buddhu fandango now and Google play. Now, the Oscar ceremony will air Sunday on ABC beginning at eight p m e. T five PM, and it's also available on the ABC app or cable alternative services, like YouTube, TV direct TV now and sling TV, let's look at what's available on the major services net. Flicks has four of the Oscar nominated films available to members without paying an additional fee. Roma. Black Panther, the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs and the incredible to Amazon video which is the chief streaming rival to Netflix has none of the twenty nineteen Academy Award contenders. Available for streaming to members of its one hundred and nineteen dollars a year. Prime service yet Cold War, which is up for best. Foreign film will be on the service beginning March twenty second. Amazon does however have many of the top nominated films for it fee. The going rate is six bucks for many the contenders. But some are even more expensive Amazon charges twenty dollars to watch animation nominee. Ralph breaks the internet, but has. First reformed, which is with Ethan Hawke, and it's up for best original screenplay, and you can see it for just ninety nine cents. Look out for really weird rules Baheen rhapsody, for instance, is available in HD on YouTube. However, if you'd like to see the story of the rock band, Queen and four K ultra high definition, you don't have a lot of choices you'll need to be watching on recent Sony or Samsung, four K TV's or you will need to spring for Google's under the radar seventy dollars chrome cast ultra streaming device and watch it that way the ultra connects to the TV and asks you to watch the smartphone app to cast the movie wirelessly to the TV voodoo the service on by WalMart offers films in HD HD X, which is slightly higher resolution and ultra high definition for K. But I'm voodoo a star is born is available in just HD X while bohemian rhapsody streams in HD HD X in USD offer six dollars. Fandango? Now the service from the company that sells online tickets does offer a star is born in four K as does apple. But only if you own the apple TV for K hundred eighty dollars setup box the model that cost thirty dollars more than the entry level, apple TV. If you watch the film on your iphone, ipad, ten eighty p HD finally on Amazon, which has tons of movies of able for video on demand stars burns not there. However, it does offer Oscar-nominated films at various prices are BG the documentary about supreme court Justice, Ruth, Bader Ginsburg is three dollars the wife with best actress nominee, Glenn Close is five bucks and best picture nominee the favourite fifteen dollars. Now, I don't mind paying to watch the films, especially when the fees are so much more reasonable than what's being charged at the theaters. But these uses rules are right for changing. How about one rule on all the services? Do you think that'd be kinda cool? Happy viewing good luck. Oscar winners, a special treat for talking tech fans. Check out my at Jefferson Graham YouTube channel I did a video this week about Wittig grape photos in classic Hollywood locations from LA La Land singing in the rain to the dark. Knight rises. I think you'll get a kick out of it these watch. And let me know what you think you can leave a comment on my YouTube channel, you could find me on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham, don't forget to subscribe, the talking tech wherever you listen to online audio police favorite us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show and his always. Thanks, everyone for listening.
Waymo gets green light for robot cars in California no humans needed
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park. La La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. Waymo gets green light for robot cars in California. No humans needed by. Caroline said from business Waymo is the first company and California allow to test robot cars on public roads with no human driver behind the steering wheel. It said Tuesday, the California Department of motor vehicles has given way. Mo a permit for up to forty fully autonomous cars to drive both day and night on city streets rural highways and highways with posted speeds up to sixty five miles per hour. The company which is the self-driving unit of Google parent. Alphabet did not say how soon the vehicles might roll Waymo like most companies testing self-driving cars has long put backup drivers and engineers in the front seats vehicles for safety purposes and to gather data on the car's performance the permit. It has obtained is the first of its kind in the state our vehicles can safely handle fog and light rain. And testing those conditions is included in our permit. Waymo said in a blog post, we will gradually begin driverless testing on city streets in a limited territory and over time expand the area that we drive in as we gain confidence and experience the company's Chrysler Pacifica, white minivans will ditch drivers initially starting around. It's Mountain View headquarters and neighboring Sunnyvale Los Altos. Those outposts hills and Palo Alto Waymo employee's will still be aboard to start just not in the driver's seat. Eventually the company will offer rides to the public as it does in Arizona before expanding beyond those cities in Santa Clara county Waymo will follow the DMV requirements to notify new communities and submit a request to the DMV way moment is the progenitor of the worldwide race to develop autonomous cars after pioneering the field with a secretive moonshot project had Google that began in two thousand nine its success convinced others that atonomy was feasible in the near future. After prompting automakers technology companies and startups to pour billions of dollars into what they believe will be revolution. As transformative has the invention of the car itself. Waymo has been testing it driving fleet now roughly one hundred vehicles in California for years, but like the sixty other self-driving companies in California, it is had drivers ready to take control if something went wrong nationwide. It tests about six hundred cars in twenty five cities in February the California DMV finalized regulations for California cars to operate. Without drivers Waymo applied for a permit to do. So in April, California has been working toward this milestone for several years, and we will continue to keep the public safety in mind as this technology evolves. Said DNB director Jean Shamoto in a statement. However, some consumer advocates cautioned that they think robot cars aren't ready for public roads and threatens safety that argument gained credence with some high profile accidents, including. Luding one in Arizona in March. When an Uber self driving car struck and killed a pedestrian even though it detected her in the roadway ahead. The cars backup driver was watching a video. Although drivers are supposed to remain alert. The DMV is simply trusting Waymo without any real verification, and is putting our safety at risk said John Simpson privacy and technology director of consumer watchdog in a statement, he referred to drive list cars as a Kintu playing a video game. Except lives will be at stake. Some states such as Zona where Waymo has been testing truly a Thomas cars for over a year already allow no driver cars until now California only allowed them on private test tracks which as go meant him station in concord and the former castle airbase in Mercer county where Waymo tests to forego human drivers, the DMV requires companies to provide insurance or a bond of five million dollars and to self certified that they're autonomous cars can navigate roads and have been tested in the planned area. Of operations the cars must comply with all federal safety regulations. For now, that means robot cars must have steering wheels brake pedals and other manual controls. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet issued waivers for cars to omit manual controls. Among other California requirements companies must have remote operators who can communicate with passengers and send the cars recommendations for how to proceed if the robots get stumped. Because of transmission delays, operators do not actually drive the cars remotely companies also must have a plan for interacting with law enforcement Waymo released its plan this month, it involves education for first responders and the ability for them to easily contact twenty four seven Waymo phone support way. Most permit allows the driverless cars to give rights only to employees and non paying members of the public. The DMV has a separate permit system for offering paid no driver rise in the Phoenix area. Waymo gives rides to about four hundred households. Is that use an app to summon? It's robot cars for their everyday trips to school, work nights out, etc. Most still operate with backup drivers help shape. The future of self driving cars says Waymo 's website forever since to apply as early writers. The company says Amazon is where it will. I offer a commercial robot taxi service, the company plans, a similar early writer program in California for people who live in its planned service area. But hasn't yet said when that will start. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park. La La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information.
Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentleman humorist
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. Remembering Hank Greenwald, the gentlemen, humorist by Bruce tank ins, tracking hang Greenwald's broadcasting career is a bit like trying to identify every song ever performed by Bob Dylan. There's a new discovery around every corner Greenwald who died at eighty three on Monday covered. Syracuse football during the heyday of Ernie Davis Floyd little and Larry's uncle he was the voice of USF basketball for a spell in the nineteen seventies. He wants hosted a weekly forty Niners television show appearing one night in a helmet. So comically large it came down over his shoulders. And that was Hank. John Miller fondly recalled anything for a laugh, and then there was that visit Portland in nineteen sixty five. It was a western Hockey League trip covering the San Francisco seals against the Portland Bucker ruse and during a quick stop in Seattle Greenwald hap-. To meet a woman named Carla writer. They had a very innocent date and when Greenwald returned to Seattle three years later on a San Francisco warriors trip, they launched a relationship. He was such a gentleman Carla recalled this week, I think we went out three times before he kissed me. I said to myself my God, what's with this guy. The gentleman happen to be extremely funny and bound for glory in his profession. It was his wit. That really got me Carlo said, he always told me life with him would never be dull. And it certainly wasn't the two were engaged in nineteen seventy and Greenwald had big plans. He traveled to Australia the year before and fell in love with the country so much so that the two spent their honeymoon. They're back in San Francisco where they had a two bedroom. Two bath apartment on Nob hill for three hundred sixty five dollars a month. They arranged a return to Australia by freighter bay set sail on a sixty. Trip in June, nineteen Seventy-three with stops in Hong Kong and Malaysia. And quote, we were thinking of staying in Australia for good Carlos, Ed, but Hank founded difficult to get work, and we were both getting a little homesick. And by the time Douglas was born September nineteen seventy four we knew we'd be coming back. Doug grew up with his dad's passion for sports, especially baseball and next spring will be calling the Fresno grizzlies games in the Pacific coast league for the seventeenth year memo to major league baseball somebody get this man to the big leagues. He's that. Good life was more difficult with the greenwalds second child Kelly who was born with down syndrome. That's when Hank was at his best Carla said, he got me through the hard part with Kelly. There were times when I just wanted to throw in the towel with her. I just couldn't handle it. But Hank was right there. He told me from the day. She was born we are not giving up on this. Child to see Kelly today is to witness a person who has always been loved full of life. Enjoy as my colleague Henry showman described her this week and the family presses on without the man who joined the all time greats of the broadcasting business Dwayne Kuyper played four seasons with the giants after being traded from Cleveland and by the time of his retirement in nineteen eighty-five. He had a radio show on Ken Biard joining the giants broadcast team year later he had the good fortune of working with Greenwald. He was the perfect guy for me and Mike to learn the business Kuyper said this week, we were young energetic ballplayers coming off the field. And somehow he had to corral that energy and focus on making. Sure, we had a good broadcast. His preparation was. Unbelievable. He carried around little notebooks on each team filled with stuff he'd clip out of newspapers and scotch taped onto the page, and he felt that a true. Professional dresses that way, he wore a suit and tie every single day. Even if it was one hundred five degrees in Houston laughter invariably found its way into a Kuyper Greenwald booth. We were in Miami. And we heard these two deejays doing a spoof on the local broadcasters who constantly made mistakes and shrugged them off with the same. Catchphrase must have been the glare. I was just starting out on play by play doing a few innings before Hank took over. And I totally blew a call had the giants Willie McGee hitting a home run. When in fact, Jeffco nine caught it. So I'm trying to explain my way out of this. And I look over at hang and he's just shaking with laughter because he knows what he's gonna say must have been the glare. I'm sure the people at home wondered what was so damn funny. But Hank was laughing so hard I had to do the play by play the next inning. These are the moments that sustained Greenwald's memory and make it easier for everyone to excess. Such a great loss every night. You turn on the news. And it's a HP officer dying age twenty seven leaving behind three kids. Doug, Greenwald said or hearing about kids with cancer who don't live to age ten. This wasn't the case. My dad lived his dream doing major league baseball, even near the end listening to games on the radio. It brought him so much joy. He lived a full life. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park. La La Land, Mary Poppins and more. 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What Stephen Currys on-court antics say to Warriors fans
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park law La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information. What Stephen Curry's on-court celebration say to warriors fans by Scott Oastler from sports. What was the message Stephen curry delivered to his fans during the most recent home game? A when he strolled alone into the spotlight after he had eight thirty one foot jumper late in the third quarter against Washington on Wednesday. The wizards called time out and curry sauntered to the midcourt circle. Flapping his arms up and down. The noise already had reached classic oracle din level, but curry wanted more. What was he saying to an outsider at might have seemed like look at me curry celebrations of himself and his team have become a signature to warriors fans. They are expressions of pure joy to critics. They are I roll worthy. Hot dogging with no access to curry right now. I'm gonna take a guess the crowd was really really loud the way curry was shooting. Seemed as if he might start launching threes from behind mid chord nothing shakes the dust off the oracle rafters like curry going deeper than Tolstoy. My guess is that curry was saying this remember last season when we all got bored us players, and you fence to even though we all knew better, we all just got a little bit blase pal about if we go back to the old way where it's all new and unbelievably cool, and none of us can believe it. We all know what kind of talent we have. But I need you guys to know that this won't be as easy as we sometimes make it look, and we could really use your help. Are you in Steve curse lectures to his team on mindfulness might be taking hold dig the moment because even the most rock solid team is nothing more than a dandelions waiting for a hurricane. Curry started the season ready to rock it every night. And he and the boys though, not yet in perfect sync are playing with purpose with mindfulness that night against the wizards. I don't think Corey was saying look at me he. He was saying to his teammates and two warriors fans. Look at us. The San Francisco symphony proudly presents a new season of feature films with live orchestra featuring Jurassic Park. La La Land, Mary Poppins and more. Visit SF symphony dot org slash film for details and information.