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Why Broadway Is Waiting Until Fall to Reopen
"Broadway theaters have gotten the go ahead to re open but it's more complicated than just putting on shows marches are a letter with the latest the lion king wicked and Hamilton will be among the first productions to re opened on Broadway in September tickets are on sale now because producers want to know how willing audiences are incoming back is pandemic restrictions relaxed plus the shows need the money there are still a lot of things to work out it's tough to purposely keep some seats empty for social distancing will audiences still be able to mingle during intermission casts musicians and crews need rehearsals producers say re opening shows is like opening from scratch
'Coming 2 America' Goes Heavy On Nostalgia
"Too heavily on nostalgia. Unless you're a huge fan of Eddie Murphy's classic 1988 film coming to America, and lots of people are there's not going to be a lot for you, and it's less than inspired sequel Coming to America. We celebrated her 30 years absolute and prosperity. 30 Years of service. Well, great nation on 30 Years off Delicious fast food. The new film begins with Murphy's Prince Akeem Joe Fair, opening a fast food restaurant called McDowell's in the African Country of Amanda Devote ease of the first movie. No. This chain is owned by Akin's American father in law, played by John Amos, who denies his business is in any way a rip off of another well known burger joint. They've got egg mcmuffins way that a mixed up in this way are also celebrating my new beyond big mix burger, So there's no meat. There's no meat. Maybe we're getting much better with Pepsi Call Max here are subtle as a sledgehammer. This scene mostly gives us an excuse to see Amos and Louie Anderson, who also appeared in the first film, The Story of the original movie was a black centered fairytale. Murphy's a keen came to America, Queens, New York, of course, tow avoid an arranged marriage and find true love in the new movie. After the death of his father, King Akeem discovered he fathered a son unknowingly in America. Teams return to Queens brings one of the Sequels funniest moments when he revisits a local barber shop where movie magic allows Murphy and costar Arsenio Hall to play multiple parts. Just like in the first film can't be both famine and blood. Damn, Nelson Mandela and Winnie just discovered that I may have a bastard son here in this land conceived during my last visit. How much data supports you getting from the King pays no child support. No time for 30 years and you came back. You're the damn it. Comic Jermaine Fowler plays the sun. Lovell Johnson, who brings King a came home to meet his mother marry played by Saturday night Live alum Leslie Jones. My African I told you he was gonna come back. So you know this man. I definitely know this man. I know this man all the way live much as I love Leslie Jones, she and levels. Other American relatives, including Tracy Morgan, as his uncle Come off is uncomfortable stereotypes as King Akeem introduces his son to the moonda and pressures him into an arranged marriage. Comedy gets clunkier and more predictable, like a Mel Brooks style parody of the Black Panther of The Lion King and the first coming to America. Ultimately, this coming to America is mostly an excuse to bask in the glow of characters who's shown so much brighter and distinctively. 33 years ago. I'm Eric Deggans. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is launching a new season of streaming concerts today called
Piers Morgan Slammed For Larry King Tribute Tweet
"Because i'm such a fan of honesty even even if i don't agree with what you're being honest about a love when humans keep that same energy. Okay see we all have these protocols all these ways we are taught we are supposed to act when certain things happen. But what if. That's not how i really feel. My therapist tells me to feel my fields whatever emotions. I'm feeling at the time. Allow yourself to feel them. But i don't think those feelings are meant for someone else to feel especially of how you feel may cause someone else pain won't peered. Morgan didn't think about that this weekend. Because i'm sure this weekend. The family of larry king was grieving. Because if you haven't heard Larry king passed away this weekend at cedars sinai medical center after being diagnosed with covid nineteen in late december. Now you know what happens. When people pass away in this era social media mourns a lot of digital tributes happened via tweets instagram posts etc and piers morgan. One of those people who decided to do a tweet now once again. I'm torn about this tweet. Because it doesn't feel right because of the timing. But the honesty respect pre tweeted out a picture of him in larry king with the caption larry. King was hero of mine until we fell out after. I replaced him at cnn. And he said my show was like watching your mother in law go over a cliff in your new bentley then parentheses period. Morgan put he meaning lion. King married eight times so mother-in-law expert but he was a brilliant broadcaster and masterful tv interview. Now here's the thing. Do i think it was in poor taste. Yes do i think the timing of it was yes. Even if i felt that way about a person would i share it. Not right after they died. Okay maybe later some years later. When i'm telling my story in a book documentary and that part of my life comes up. I may tell that story but the tweet it right. After a person dies it is extremely tone-deaf like read the room peers. Okay folks are mourning grieving. Think about the family friends and folks who loved larry. All of that would have been going through my mind as i fixed my thumbs to make that tweet. Okay folks who.
Actor Reign Edwards And "Icy" Wright On Clubhouse's The Lion King Musical
"Thank you. We are hear the day is finally here. After months and months of hard work the world finally gets to see. How do you feel today. it's it's surreal in a way and i think Because of like the circumstances part of it feels real with like part of it. Doesn't you know we're all at home but Just seeing the level on social media is really really cool. So is exciting. That's awesome i. When i reflect back i've watched a whole series before from from beginning to the end and i thought about rachel lied and what there's a lot to unpack with her from being super competitive but insecure but stubborn and and just a little argumentative and very very complex character. What are you most proud of with what you've done with rachel and bring her to life. I think i'm most proud of showing her heart. I think in my episode. You actually get to open her up and see her beyond this tough exterior that she has and see everything that she struggles with A lot of times when you meet someone on the surface there's you know. What would you meet on the surface and you don't really know what deeper than that at their core. They're actually just. Somebody needs help for someone that is earning for love you know. There's i love the complexity that got to play with rachel and that i hope it came across early will. It really really really did in just the way. She interacts not only with her sister character. But her fellow sisters on the island in how they navigate. This sorta new rebirth trauma. All these things a encapsulated into to one experience and to see how she grows throughout the season has been really really mesmerizing about her. This series has the potential to be another one of those groundbreaking series with strong women. Strong women behind the camera with With knowing that the audience is going to be familiar with that as a tune into the series. Do you feel like almost a torch carrier or progressing hollywood into the next level. What are your thoughts on. Being a part of such a strong woman cast in and crew and overall creative process. I'm honored i. It's it's it's such a surreal experience to be a part of something like that I think for me. I always talk about women standing in their power. Whether you know it's on said or like just in my day to day life. I think it's so important than i. Love that i get to play a character that shows that shows that and through these characters you see the broken nece but then them standing in power and think. That's so cool. So i i'm just very honored and i don't think anybody takes it lightly that works on the series win before i was coming to talk to you this morning. I did a little dialogue on your social and video that you post it when you got to see the yourself on the side of the building. I mean that's no small feat when you see yourself at the side of a building. What's the first thing you look at. Do you think i have. My nose looks huge. What's the first thing you look at. Honestly i just. I took it all in and i was in awe. Just had thank god. It's it's been a long time coming up. And doing this as kid. So make jesus and also i mean. I'll just like what we look. You got what you literally rely. Giants and I think that's so cool though because like in. La you always go through you know sunset and these different streets See my face along with all these other amazing women up there. It's just something to be an all of. I was really just in all of seeing that. I didn't really necessarily focus on my nose. I was just happy to see us all up there. It's remembering what that photo she was like like is just really cool to see. I mean you are giants in a sense. Even your characters really represent a lot of us you know. I see a lot of myself in rachel and be an athlete when i was a kid and and the struggles that come with that and all of the other characters for what they represent in terms of personalities in things when you look at now giant rachel on the side of this building. What does giant. Rachel tell our giant rain till little little rain who was just starting out and get him in terms of of staying the course or anything gotta get you there and you don't have to be perfect. I think that. I still to this day and working things and i think that's maybe why i was able to give that to rachel in learning. Actually from was just talking to my friend this morning. About how playing. Rachel helped me realize some of the things that i thought i got over that i was still like. Oh you haven't gotten over on this level yet. Or in this way yet. And i i would just tell myself it's all going to be okay and you can just breathe like just take a breath keep going. It's okay to be determined. You are very determined person. And that's great but there's a difference between determination and perfectionism. So i would definitely tell my younger self that when you work with the john sombo cast like this. How has this made you grow as an actress as a performer. Because there's a lot of moving parts that go into a show like this. Not just the the dialogue but the physical rigors that isolation from filming somewhere else has made you all. I always up on set. I look at the other actors around me. I think that When you're in a position to work you know as often as i have which. I'm really great for four. That's the way that you continue to learn. You know you don't mess if you're in new zealand. I can't go me maggie coach time. They're all this stuff so I i do my best to learn from the people around me and to have such powerhouse actresses around the does cause you to grow does cause you to evolve. You always different things how people portray their characters. I know that even just from having a twin sister. So i got to work really closely with helena in helena mazing actress the way that she has for nuances in Thoughts like it. It's just it was really cool to be surrounded by different people. I can learn from pick up on different things and how they carry themselves in in their scenes so it definitely caused you to grow especially with the cast big. We have a mike seven different acting teachers
Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2017 Review
"And did it from cheap wine platter. Tom again with another line review that we just rode up. I need cheap wine fighter website, Unless one is kind of interesting. It's called the mayor Reserve read a 72% Malbec 28% off on from Mendoza in Argentina. And this one's party trick is that the name of the winery is a Bluegrass took it off and it is a joint effort between the main veterans de Rothschild left feet from where don't and Nicholas cantina song Argentina and both of these folks have been in the wine business since the eighteen hundreds. So it's two prestigious families run France won our genome. Let me together to make it a a wine here and this is their upscale affordable. You're going to find this between maybe we're about $18 a couple of bucks either way. And it's a really solidly made wine and there's an interesting story. I'm going to kind of slip in here about the combination of bald back there something wrong. Then the 18000s Bombeck was a one of the main grapes Bordeaux along with nowadays. It's Jose Murillo and Cabernet Franc and proceed Ford. Oh and I forgot what the other ones are. They're just little blending grapes, but flokstra, which a little pests and diseases vintage after vintage off just to make crafts this Whenever Wherever they'd lose whole vintagers, but they actually went to yaohan Spain just too which didn't have the problems just to secure wines down there and not improve their cuz back then a little more rustic but all the real has now one of the leading wine regions in the world, but back then France went down there to get wind down. Dump for all the stuff they were losing and it got to the point where the moderate group had so many bad Visions year after year that they quit growing up. So it's kind of like a lost group of Bordeaux and turns out if the DNA tests that you know, cuz they thought well, it's gone for good. There is still Malbec and France cahors areas in the south of France still a huge buyback region. It turns out that sometimes somewhere someone sent all that great Direction chain has been rioting in there. So Cabernet Sauvignon and mulberry and this is basically the grandkids of the Bordeaux Malbec were always meant to go together. So this is actually a really, really really kind of cool line. It's it's a you know, it's something that should have been a long time ago and as a couple a hundred years where it didn't happen except in my class right now, I'm taking a sip It's a really well-made Linus think it's ninety plus points and all the wine magazines every year and it's just got this really nice balanced a seamless. It's got a lot of flavor flavors don't go too overboard. You can tell French but it's a little bit, you know, a lot of french fries are kind of sweet, but there's some good food here the Scat Pack, you know, it doesn't just not all Just Bounce just labor too. That's pretty nice. Yeah. That's your taste. Great. What else is there? Oh, it's a 50% in Oak barrels when they age it and the other fifty percent is cement vast and you're asking yourself for a concrete. That's I think is the right word. Why would they put it in concrete? That's that sounds kind of brutal, but it turns out that the thickness of the side walls of the concrete on the bottom and then they put on top this picking up that The Lion King. Side is fairly stable line when it changes loves to have constant temperature and humidity a stainless steel vent has been well as it's supposed line is clean, but you're not going to get the the the the the protection from the temperature changes. Everything else Oak barrels are great, but using them for thousands of years, but then again those Big Flats of the oak only do so much concrete gotta put some wine where it needs to be. So you're going to see more than that. Can I am actually works in this to this wine? Taste r a i mean it's it's you know, usually what 90.1 is I don't understand why someone likes us so much. You know, this one is like yeah, it's one of those ones that are so good that it doesn't take an expert to tell you that you know go. I think anyone that takes good to you is I wanted to taste good you don't need an expert but yeah this great-tasting wage. The Malbec and the Cabernet Sauvignon just dance together and they'd go ask this flavors as long as lean as flavorful tannins the other way and it's it's not good. So keep Ur cheap the next one and I'll talk to everybody a little bit adios.
The Lion King 2 Is Coming And Here's Everything You Need To Know
"Twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, a photo realistic remake of the Lion. King is officially getting a sequel and they found the man who will lead the project Oscar winning moonlight director, Barry Jenkins who says in part helping my sister raised two young boys during the nineties I grew up with these characters the opportunity to expand this magnificent tale of friendship. Love and legacy is a dream come true. Particularly interesting about the project is that last year's film was incredibly faithful to the animated classic it was based on, but there's no animated lion king to to follow in the footsteps of so this film will naturally by design and more unique story details are being kept under wraps but according to deadline this movie will flash back into move fosters origin story and possibly other characters origins as well while also moving the story from the first film forward, the project is getting going but expect Disney to put on the front burner as the first film raked in a staggering one point six, billion dollars.
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
"A live action version of one of Disney's most popular animated movies is getting the sequel treatment you have to take your place as king Disney hopes to get lion king another place among box office giants it is doing a follow up to last year's live action version of the movie at the helm will be Barry Jenkins who directed the Oscar winning movie moonlight Disney says the movie will be kind of a prequel to the photo realistic remake which was popular with movie goers though not a favorite of critics still alive version of lying king which starred beyond say Donald Glover and James Earl Jones raked in one point six billion dollars internationally and it ranks as the seventh highest grossing film ever I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Fun Trivia with Hilary Swank, Andy Richter and Yvette Nicole Brown
"Joining us right now we have Andy Richter and Yvette Nicole Brown hello. Hello, hi Oh vera. Out of the So Hey, you know it's amazing to have you both on and also both of you are really have done. A lot of game shows Andy. You have even done the top echelon of what our listeners love jeopardy celebrity jeopardy I was on twice. Yeah. The second time I was on was part of a celebrity tournament of champions. The winners from that were supposed to come back and we ended up Conan and I were on the tonight show, and then we weren't on the tonight show. then. Went on a tour and the day of the remainder or the next step of the tournament was our opening night of the tour. So I was in. Eugene. Oregon while Isaac Mizrahi filled in for me apparently not my I mean I'm perfectly happy to. Fill in for me. Is If. He made most of his career based on your cancellations. I believe he does exactly exactly my womenswear line I just couldn't finish. Right head. And, Yvette you have been on a loads of game shows. Yeah. What is your favorite game show appearance as a contestant been? Oh Gosh. You're so hard I really love Hollywood game night the Jane Lynch because you never know what game it's going to be I can I can also speak to Hollywood game night they pour the booze down there they do. You. Listen I'm very competitive. So every time I do the show I don't drink because. I nothing makes me happier than winning someone else money, and so I'm there to help those people about how To propose it everybody I'm Michael be tossing back. Whiskey sours and being the reason why? I know Andy. This yes. September thirteenth you are bringing back. The live streaming event from the Sitcom yelled Andy Richter controls the universe. Yes and so what prompted this event? I mean people have been doing this cast reunion table Ridi thing for charity online because you know there's a lot of attention starved people. Get some attention and they tell you get entities that need our help. No, that's secondary. Today virtual reunion of the community cast. Recently when we did it for community, it was from the kindness of our hearts, Andy Richter. All right. All right. Right. You did that in May right we do now do you keep in contact with the your other cast mates? We've always had a group chat or two going I found out during that charity event that Donald Glover wasn't in our current. Routes. Something funny. Happened in. Somebody had some further information about the joke and I said put in the group Jen. Donaldson. Put it into what? Is it the thing nobody would since ever exclude Donald Glover for any other reason besides being respectful of Donald Glover's time We let him know like listen man, you are a lion king. On Somali. Music and stuff. So He's in the group chat. Now at least once a week he goes why did I ask to be here because? We text each other. So I WANNA talk about your new project on audible room room. But let's play a game right and this game is called hooked on lyrics. What we've done is we've asked some kids to read lyrics to popular music that was popular before they were born. They probably have never heard any of these songs before, but we haven't to read the lyrics and your job is just to guests the songs. So we're GONNA start with you in gets aric. My name is Jane. I'm nine years old and I'm from new. York. The faith thousand day use so to ask they had to feel. That future boom boom Ah. Okay. Can I say that I missed most of it because I was I, think oscillating listening to her. Yet black-eyed peas black eyed peas boom boom POW, is the name of the song. Oh Are In anti. This one is for you. This is Jane again, and this time she's got some lyrics from a Nobel prize winning folksinger still laugh about everybody that was hanging out now you don't talk. So out now you don't seem so proud about having to me scratching next meal. That is like a rolling stone by Bob Dylan. Absolutely, correct that's right. I'm pretty sure as a nine year old, she does not have a Bob Dylan poster in her room. Not yet not yet not she's a fan of Nobel Prize winner she might. That's
There's A Better Way To 'Dub' Movie Audio For Visually Impaired Fans
"How much blind people like to watch movies and that there is a special feature that allowed blind and visually impaired people to do this, so just like you would do close caption. If you couldn't hear and have subtitles, What they do with movies is besides hearing the people in the movie speaking, they have voice actors who are describing the scenery what the characters look like what emotions they are displaying On DH since 2017. The Americans with Disabilities Act has required movie years to do this. So if you need the service, you'll get to the theater. You'll ask for a headset in a transmitter box and then it's also baked in the DVDs, just like the subtitles are so here is an example of that. Here is the Lion King and a little bit of what it would sound like if you watched it. If you were visually impaired, hundreds of animals gather at the bottom of pride rock a tall, flat ledge that towers over the rest of the Savannah. Zazzle, a small blue bird with a large deke flaps to the ledge. He vows to move us a powerful, dignified lion with a thick red mane. So this scene didn't have any touch. Besides asked the music Yeah, but I just wondered, how would they do this in a scene with a lot of dialogue, like if there was two people arguing, and they were speaking very quickly. I feel like it would hardly be hard to say. Her brow wrinkled up when she was angry. His lips were pursed. The wallpaper is green. Well, why don't you find a scene like that? And then play that for us will wait. His brow is first. Yes, the blue Bird was very angry. So the reason this article came out that was not to just describe that this service exists. It was saying that this doesn't exist for foreign films that only exists for big Hollywood films. And the only reason that it does is because of several lawsuits. Apparently, Netflix, Lulu and AMC all were either suit or settled out of court. Because people said, Hey, you have to provide these services. Eso won per Joel Snyder. He directs the American Council of the Blinds Audio Description Project. He thinks that the reason is that they don't think there's enough money in it that these foreign films don't bring enough money and at the box office, so it's not worth it to go through the trouble to adding the surface are sorry service. So are they susceptible to a lawsuit? Then if you want to see a great foreign film, and they don't offer the services, or is the law just indicative for big movies, Big commercial movies? Yeah, I couldn't find anything like that. It just said, like, why don't you look for that more weight? Man, you're a joke, and I don't like, click the button, and now I can't find my Eleanor. Eleanor again. Idea what you look for the answer that and then we'll wait. Animals hundreds of animals, So the reason that this came up was because the film parasite that won best picture at the Oscars was the holy nominee in that category. That didn't include the audio description, so nobody who is Blind or keep seeing in Paris. That's not how you say it. What is the issue of visually impaired could watch that movie and that was very popular. So I think that's what brought it to the officials. Face turns bright red with embarrassment, eyes this too many, John Think three was funny for that is the rule. By the way you
"Hop right in. We're also going to be joined by Christopher Smith Bryant, who was on our LGBTQ. Ooh! Ah Gamer episode but the Sims This thiss was my this wass. Like the infection come to live. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Live out their fantasies 0 1000 1000%. What? Like When was your first memory of when you got your hands on a game, so I don't know. I've played every single iteration of this game since the 1st 1 So I played 123 And now for I was literally playing it last night. So I came out and I think the first came out in 2000 so I would have been like Our team again. Okay? Yeah, But before that, I played some city and they played like other simulation kind of games like rollercoaster tycoon and totally roller. Yeah, and I still play Planet coaster, which is like the big brother of But I really like those kind of games because I'm terrible. Anything that involves, like combat or any kind of like, Oh, yeah, Totally. I'm so bad at those. So I always really liked the kind of like simulation games that air chill and you can just like, hang out, so I definitely remember. Being the 1st 1 and spending way too much time just building my house and then not even really playing. Just just building houses like most of what I think so. I mean, it is fascinating because, like, you know, Minecraft is so big. But like that was the starting point asked, you know, for people wanting to build for like building games really take off. Yeah. Before that. I just built houses with Legos. So, like usual, it's a virtual version of that. For me. It was a largely in tow like animated cartoon games like Ah LADN Genesis and like The Lion King Game, I had been like a CD Rahm of The Lion King. Yeah, Dizzy games. And then, of course, it was super into Mario and later, Mario 64. Mine were like, I guess wi I don't like the cute seer games. The animated ones didn't play this year. I played a lot of the girly like girly type of games. I had one That was it was a Barbie game, but it was literally just Barbie makeovers. And you just put like yes, yes, Systems is also like a grown up version of that. Totally just sit there and make your sim for, like, hours. Yes. And and speaking of making Sims, we now have my lovely friend Christopher Smith, Brian. And joining us. I'm sorry for being late. No, it's it's chaotic here. We're all Yes, world. We're all one. It's right before. It's weird because this is right before pride. And it's right before E three. So for me, it's like the worst week of my life here. You know, I like have a book signing after this that I just found out about today. I Oh, it's today. It's today. We're all coming together to talk about this in my name's Christopher. Brian. I don't know if you need it insured. But, Yeah, I worked for Ella gamers, which is a nonprofit we have, like PlayStations first E three afterparty. So in Danny was talking about talking about the Simpsons like this is perfect in my alley. Yeah. When was here were just talking about like your first introduction. When do you first remember getting your hands on this game? Oh, I got it. When it first came out. I was like I was immediately my dad. I remember saw the poster for and I've played. Some city like as a huge will write fan. I think it even played like he had like an ant simulator game. You do over that. So I was like, Really? I remember my dad saw the box and I got it and I was just obsessed immediately. Yes. So I guess we should tell people that have never played the Sims essentially what it was. Who are they? Well, yes. So it did come from William Wright, who is a video game designer and co founder of the former game development company, Maxus. And they created Sim City, which is kind of what brought him to prominence and then after in some city had many different iterations later renamed SimCity Classic. That was a city building simulation video game and that actually released in 1989 way before all of this. Oh, my God. So the game focuses on players operating as a mayor, whose task is to build up the city, providing basic transit links power. Simplistic services for for residents and the hard Yeah, really hard. Yeah, yeah, and same along the lines of we were talking about rollercoaster tycoon. But like roller coaster taken was easy. Simms was hard. I was like this is stress. I should just have a job like I just work really was stressful. But then we had the Sims, which was the first game in the series that was developed by Maxes and published by Elektronik Arts. So dia did they publish it from the beginning. Do you know that it was released for Microsoft Windows in February of 2000? On. Essentially. So now you're playing is the virtual people of this city. So why do you think people gravitated towards Sims that it is still so prevalent thing online that equated it to like playing house. Like When you're a little kid, you play house, You know, I mean, it's that kind of thing. I guess it's like a pretend life, but you can kind of do whatever you want. It sort of open ended. It's funny that you say that because the original name like the project name for the Sims was called Dollhouse Original on and S O. The creation of the Simms happened when will right went through a house fire. And he is having to, like, save things, redesign things, and he was, like, Really? I don't know if you have. Is it okay to talk about this? Okay, So Hee, I'm a huge fan of him. So he created thiss idea of like how he had this primal need to figure out which furniture he needed. How to redesign a house and that became kind of the basis behind the Sims was was this need? So he was like creating this. Originally, The game was called Dollhouse. And everyone hated it. Like they were like this is so stupid, Like who would like this And when they showed it at E. Three years ago, there was like a line because they have this Max have a small little booth. And there was a line like that was so crazy was going around to other booths, like people were like this is un riel, So no one really believed it until it was first shown, And I think that you're right. It became, like almost like like the game. Second life, which I also play. I've had an account for 17 years. And really, what can you tell me? The difference between the two? The The biggest difference is that Second life has absolutely no, there's no, There's nothing that you ever have to do in second, Let's have to eat. You don't have to deal with, like any kind of life needs. You can literally just do whatever you want. And there are ways to like, play it so that you can Creates You know, role playing scenario there like objects. A lot of people's You role playing in in second life, a second life online where you're telling other people, it's kind of like, if you put it. I am view. But second life is better. Okay? So it's like so second life is more of like a role playing game where, like an online role playing game, and the Sims is more like a simulation and different second. Life is weird, because it's really hard to describe its not even necessarily a game. It can be a chat room. It can be a role playing game. It can be. Got any kind of really whatever you want, like I used to be a vampire in second life. So I was part of a vampire clan. And you like actually had to find other people to like, feed on or else you would wait. Does that mean that you're ruining somebody else's second life? No. So they had to be a willing participant had have been okay if you're okay. Yeah, but it was like that kind of thing. You could choose to be a vampire. You could choose like they're people who are fairies there like it's And you, You have so much more freedom over creating your avatar. Even more so than you do in the same. It's because you don't have to be human could be anything or anyone that you want. Has this Sims ever gone off of humans or is it always said you have aliens and have vampires? Now they've added expansions where you could do that. And, um Yet it's cool. It is cool to see the progression of the make of stems from like the Sims one to now, because now I mean as someone it's LGBT, like you can now have transgender characters Muslims for which is fantastic. They remember they made an option where they're like, Actually, any clothes option is available for any they didn't. They used to filter them by, like masculine or feminine clothes, And now they give you that option. But it doesn't matter. You can wear whatever you want, and they also do the thing where you can choose like male or female for your Sim. But it is an option in the creative them to choose whether your son can get pregnant. Whether they can get other soon is pregnant and even like their voice and the way that they walk, you're not limited by their gender. So if you like you can have a female, some of the deep voice or a male's them with a high voice there like any Combination that you want, which is really cool. Just like how people are in real life.
Breaking Down Beyonce's 'Black is King'
"In my life is talking about this. Beyonce's film that dropped on Disney Plus and so yesterday, Okay, I need to watch this. I must watch it. It's very similar to lemonade. It's a visual album, and I didn't realize this and I probably should have connected the dots before, but she was so inspired by being in line King. That there's lying King in Black is king. So you hear Simba like Morphosis talking in the beginning, and I'm like, Why is move faster here and then Nala And then later on, she's talking about the Matanza. And there's Timonen Put Mamba and so first that was like, Oh, okay, I get it. Now I get why it's wanted us to be plus so going into it. Had you done much reading on it, or you kind of just went in and then maybe checked on some stuff afterward. Sounds like Yeah, I checked on stuff afterward. That's generally what I like to do just to kind of make sure you know, kind of get a Clean slate while I'm watching it going, okay? This is how I feel about it versus you know, being tainted by somehow lately I'm the same way use. Yeah. The only thing that I heard before my brother had watched it before me, and he just said you must watch it. And so there you go. That's all I heard. But so compared tto lemonade. What was the experience like? It was similar in the sense that there are a lot of Visually. It's stunning, absolutely gorgeous. I mean, you just think about just her accessories and fashion how many racks they needed Because every scene she had a few different outfits that she wore huge outfits of tulle and Metallic puffy sleeves and lace. And just just imagining that alone is Lau and then I also wonder if her mom designs a lot of her clothing. How involved Tina? Her mom, you know was in the process, so just that alone. Stunning and the story itself. She kind of expands on the Lion King story. But there there were a couple moments now, First of all, Let me just say this, too. I love Beyonce. So I'm looking at it through those colored that vision, you know, because I know that she is gets a lot of pushback for you know, trying to be too perfect and I do feel like it must be exhausting to be Beyonce because she she always looks amazing. She always looks amazing. You know, that's what we expect from her. We expect it to be like just perfect pristine and she did deliver that. You know, so At the same time, you know, I do see that At one point, I was watching it on hills like, Oh, there she goes again, You know, like she's looking absolutely gorgeous. And you know, it's really Beyonce focused, and it really starts that way so she isn't and it's available. On Disney, so you can watch me. Plus? Yes. Yep. You can watch the whole thing. It's It's almost two hours. I want to say, Oh, wow. It's Yeah. Oh, Is there an album that you can video like, 10 minutes? Oh, no, no, it's a whole film. No, it's like a whole movie experience. Yep. Come and they're in with. There's a short song that she does with her husband be Jay Z. Forell is in it at one point to the one of the songs that kind kind of teared up a little because it felt so empowering. She's like a mood and it just Her daughters are in it as well and and her son, her kids, You can see them, Shell says. A song with Naomi Campbell and Lupita and Young Go and Kelly Rowland, and they're looking at each other. Just like you're so beautiful and, you know, felt like good sisterhood. And they all telling Beyonce she looks beautiful or each other. They're telling each other Okay. Build a little awkward to be like. Oh, well, I would like you to tell me how beautiful I am. You do feel that sense, though, because even when they're doing like group dances They're the dancers are all in one color. And then Beyonce's in a different shade of the same color or something completely different. Like a contrast as if that's what you're looking at. Yeah, you're just looking at Beyonce dancing, you know, so I mean, and the hair extensions alone. I can't even imagine there's one where she's on like a Uh, you know what the painters like some scaffolding and The hair is just Like two stories. It's super long
Beyoncé Releases "Black Is King" Visual Album on Disney+
"Has to start with Beyonce. Indeed, I've seen a few minutes of her new visual album is called Black Is King. She released it yesterday on Disney Plus It's a 90 minute film manned the whole idea, I guess is it's her re imagination of the Lion King. And what she says is that her hope is that it shifts the global perception of the word black, which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me. But black is king means Black is regal and rich in history, in purpose and in language. The Part that I've seen so far. I mean, it is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. It is. I don't know is it was shot. Use it. I don't tell you I have inside is just music. And is there anyone else in? It isn't just heard. There's no no, no, no, no. There's all kinds of people in. It was this pre pandemic that she had made this I was here on that either. Sure, if it was pre Pim friend pandemic, she said it began in her backyard and then went on from there. But this is a major production. Okay, Blue Ivy is in it. And apparently one of the twins is for a minute. I don't know. Okay. The fashion wardrobe from her longtime wardrobe curator, Zarina Acres is the one who Has done all of this work there a thing. There's also a ah Valentino ho couture leopard jumpsuit. There are the The hairstyles are unbelievable. How about the bedazzled eyebrow jewelry? Yes. And she also wears a pair of glasses that are all pearls. I don't think you're supposed to see through them, but they're all pearls it not just the rim. The entirety. Of course. Why? Why would you need to see anything? I I I can't imagine how long it took to do this. The few songs I heard were good. Um, but The song's almost seem Superfluous because it's it's the I don't know where this wass it looks like it's Africa. Maybe it was because they have a lot of African culture in it. But
Beyonce's visual album, Black is King, arrives
"Streaming on Disney Plus experience the new visual album from Beyonce with music from The Lion King. The gift. A celebratory memoir that reimagines the lessons of The Lion King Black Is King now streaming only on Disney.
What Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' means for Disney Plus
"That's Beyonce A and she has an upcoming visual album on Disney, plus kind of pushing the boundaries of what many have come to expect from the Walt Disney Company. Black is King. Takes on the story of Lion King and the character Sim, but layers him on a young black man who was cast out from his family. Ah, black is King is even eyes. The streaming services. Latest acquisition and ham, along with Hamilton are really bridges into content. That's not really been a part of Disney's long history. What is Disney? Just pouring resource is industry. Mo. Yeah. Hi, I'm dreaming. It's a wise move. I mean, it's just going to pay dividends, minutes. The trend, right? They can look forward to that.
Beyoncé unveils trailer for Disney+ visual album Black is King
"Yes. Disney and Parkwood Entertainment have released a new trailer for black. His king. This is the visual album that Beyonce did that's inspired by the movie. The Lion King is going to drop on Disney Plus on Friday, July 31st And Beyonce wrote, directed producing is starring in the movie. I Can't wait to see this. It just looks. It's just visually stunning. How great for her to move into the world of directing two species produced before, But has she directed things before? Do you know Alexis? Like no music videos, But, yeah, you're right. She always every detail. Everything is just stunning and just gorgeous. So That alone. Is worth the waiting T check
‘Black Is King’ Beyoncé Makes Her Disney+ Debut with New Visual Album
"A visual album called Black Is King on Disney Plus on July 31st It's going to be based on the music from the album, The Lion King. The gift, and it's quote highlights the beauty of tradition and black excellence. It is beautiful trailer, your stunning It's like, Wow, This is interesting to watch Justus a visual piece. So write that down and then you could go into Your streaming service with a plan. That's a good idea now. Yes, that's the
Beyoncé to release new visual album 'Black Is King' on Disney+
"Yeah. Disney announced a new visual album inspired by The Lion King and the visual album, Black is King. Uh, is written, directed and executive produced by Beyonce. Eh? It's gonna premiere globally on Disney Plus on July
Beyoncé Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Coming to Disney Plus
"Journey eyes a gift. The trailer for a music superstar. Beyonce's new visual album, Black. His King has dropped the visual album inspired by the remake of The Lion King and its music will premiere on Disney Plus on July 31st and that was just a snippet of the trailer coming up.
"lion king" Discussed on For your reference
"Hey guys welcome back to reference was starting off with your phrase own mind and wouldn't you know it. I've got the proverb <hes> MHM even though you'd probably do it for this episode. I will bring this south. African proverb to life knowledge is like a lion it cannot be gently embraced. <hes> wow okay <hes> doesn't mean that just like a lion for you to be able to tame it you have to go all for it like religious which he knows into it and getting ready to greet he's done. Would I be wrong in saying. Maybe this is a change because you might have experience <music>. You're correct so he gets US next week's episode now. Let's get onto the show <music> <music> jumble friends and lovers woke him to another week of for your reference. You Got Your Harris K._t.. Not and this week we a diving into the twenty nine thousand nine version of Lion King. That's another remake fun. Harass red days straight off the cuff guys we did not get paid for this. John Favalora we will get into feelings but but I feel like he did quite well. You've got a lot of the juggernauts that have come back for this twenty nine thousand nine production namely Tim Rice Elton John Song Writers and also Hans Zimmer whose iconic in his own aspect as well according to the budget. It's not an Cabeza just suffer really dodgy Google search. It's telling me do you WANNA guess odd Reagan north of a hot wall way past one hundred million though oh well that means you're right in any sense two hundred sixty million United States dollars six right and on I._M._D._b.. M._D. Bay it's been just over a couple of weeks now and its debut it has brought in five hundred and forty three point six million million five hundred and forty three point six million wow so you've made a healthy profit and in just to specify because this is Disney and they might remake it again. We are talking about the July twenty nineteen version of the Lion King Welcome. It's a first time listening to foia reference. We would love to have you back after this episode. <hes> this is a family friendly movie we on but we do love Avow Daddy's and yeah. Let's get into it. <hes> obviously there will be spoilers but you know I really don't feel like that's necessary for this this particular episode yeah I don't think so as long as you've watched the regional lion king original of used it loosely bought you know yeah you should be fine and we also want to preface that we all learned people so we are aware that kimber the lion exists and it relied heavily <hes> that Disney relied heavily on that whether they want to admit it or not. I think we're supposed to say alleged so he didn't get in trouble. Hopefully Disney doesn't come out of his cryogenic hygenic chamber us but yes so allegedly so we're aware of that but we're not going to get any way in this episode of we continue to draw comparisons between that that we might try and have some inklings about the nineteen ninety-four version but yet where we're aware of it or we're just GONNA have to keep moving right so those are the stats <hes> let's get into first impressions not while I really enjoyed it well the opening scene alone alone just set the tone okay for some reason expected. David Autumn Roger starts out of a also just in the savannah exactly it fell so an potting -Ly Animal Planet He Kinda thing and and that's credit to the C._J.. But let's it really is. Let's dial it back a couple of decades sorry. Let's dial it back a couple of decades and talk about your first impressions about the one thousand nine hundred version particularly because you did grow up and you are Kenyan <hes> did that enhance the experience about linking uh-huh. Oh for sure it did lowers the foster movie I saw that Todd Swahili wadden lack of super box office ooh and how Simba you know even going beyond the names in having chronometer and singing it is just breathtaking. I thought wow how is this something that's out there that people talk about so healy and you know okay. Let's let's put it on the record. Is that actually how you pronounce it. Her Acuna Montana or is that the more easily pronounced Western version. I don't know why it's not my Tara data. It's it's time to bring those tease Matata but yeah it's my mytalk us. It's really just amazing breathtaking. It got me excited. <hes> pretty much brought me into the trajectory I am now. How is attack Boston because it interested in animation gum interested in technology I was I was enthralled by it and I wanted to Lan more what the PAL is that? And how can I get to do that and it just yeah it really did set a trend for me and it was just amazing and you know what if you just came here eh to listen to facts and a play by play of the movie you're in the wrong podcasts because sometimes we come from Ou- frame of reference if you'll pardon the the reference and sometimes he little anecdotes or you know what it meant to us and if you are interested Black Panther we do talk a lot about immuno the first inklings of a black here you've seen in meteor as well so if you guys are interested in that <hes> you can just get out also had a lot of things about racism even some stories about my aunties but we're not gonNA get into that today. Is there anything else you want to add about linking. Oh No it's it's just <hes> the original one was amazing and I don't know any anyone would want to add anything to it. Yes and we'll get into that in the comparisons. Let's dive into my fist impressions without giving you a specific pinpoint pinpoint of how old I am. I just want to point out that when lying came out in nineteen ninety four I was not at an age to go and watch it in the movies. <hes> Lion King was so impressionable to me <hes> but I actually consumed through the V._C._R.. which tapes young children? If you're younger awesome you don't know what cassette tapes or what they'll know a blue laser right yeah but it got to the point where me and my siblings would watch lion king so much that you would have to it would get static. You know when you watch things too much and it's not to get started because you keep your winding it and watching it over and over and that's kind of how it was for me. I didn't find this A._G.. Jarring but we'll come to the twenty nineteen vision but I just love animals so just to immerse myself off in that well. It was quite nice. Milan is actually my favorite Disney movie but lion king is definitely a close second. Would you say lion king you'll miss favourite. Nothing comes close to it. Even Molin who how make a man out of you well yeah it mental ought to us <hes> growing up and just a captured off the first impressions and we'll transition into the twenty nineteen version. I don't see what kids you'd get out of this. You know we have lived for a couple. Maybe a few decades so we've seen the transitioning of really manual will sort of technology into more streamlined digital technology right just in the case of like Seiji right the way it changed from like Two d animation animation and where it is now. I don't see what a five or six year old kid would enjoy out of seeing saying how realistic the animals are. I think it's more a nod that US as adults would have that we've come so far technologically right but as a kid if if they were to go and watch the two thousand nine hundred movie without context of the Nineteen Ninety four movie. I really don't see what they would get out of it because it just looks like scary animals he's like do you know when you had sky in the hyenas. It just look scary like I don't understand what <hes> I duNNo. I feel like we're in a wave now way their our kids movies that are being made but they're essentially for us <hes> to have those nostalgic sort of feels but let's let's dive into it. Let's let's talk about S._A._G.. I about twenty nine team. Oh it's breathtaking. You know <hes> like I said the studying scene it's pretty much shot by show Shaw from the one thousand nine four version which is breathtaking you feel this immense stodgy feeling which also because I think this would come later in our qualms section but if the for your reference households foundation is built upon upon qualms by is really good it was really well automated <hes> you could tell a lot of effort went into doing yeah and Kudos to the voice actors. They really really did an amazing job windows. I do agree and we actually didn't go through the cost but as as we as we go through each character will do that <hes>. I thought the C._J.. was quite outstanding. I think also because they weren't any humans in it. It didn't become jarring. 'cause the jungle book was a bit dodge. Yeah I'm not we love each on cyber and you've definitely improved. That's a nice example of improving a wave away you've been and where you are now but I really like to say gee. I really appreciate it. I I liked how real look to there. There were some images circulating. Someone actually <hes> really straighted this C._J.. To make it look more like the cartoon but I'm just just like at this point why in this generation of petitions for game of thrones just let it be and I guess as we continue to talk about this film. I just wanted to preface something because for your friends it's more about a discussion in a tantalizing tiff between rotate rotate Katie right but we try not to talk about reviews a lot but you know there's been quite a thunderstorm on twitter right and people alike. This is not my line king in my lion case from nine hundred ninety four. I don't know why they all sound cockney but that's that's how they are my imagination but it's also like if you're going to pay money which will obviously go to Disney and your purposely purposely going in there just to not like it then why bother right go and see the film and then if you don't like it that's fine but from a lot of from critic reviews and also just the general sort of twit of us. It seemed like people didn't even want to give it a chance I leading up to this. I was even say not when we're looking at our schedule Mike you know I I'm not sure if I even want to do lion king linelessness wait until we can watch it in the streaming service. You like no. Let's do it. Let's go and see it for ourselves right and I went and saw it and I got really emotional. I felt it and we will talk about the touching moments that we experience through the film. I think all of them saying is if you get your finger out of your office and you be open open to the experience you might actually enjoy it is awesome saying yeah you would enjoy it because you'd have the nineteen ninety four version to reference to and I think that's the whole experience for it because stick it out of context and he just looks like you know and this is something that I would agree with the complaints that are they're a fight because it's Kinda hard to portray emotions when it comes to such realistic looking any malls and awesome humans would like to kind of connect to these creatures and see how they'd react in certain scenario so you have foster dying and symbol inside aside and those one of the most scientists scenes that I've experienced in the ninety ninety four version and it was I think back then I cried uh-huh in this visuals like <hes> you didn't really hit home for me but I did and yes they are animals and you <music> as humans we have a tendency to project human <hes> sort of behaviors on animals which doesn't make sense but we do it because we're fallible creatures right and I felt the the sort of human related ability that you lose in the animals is gained right and is achieved through the soundtrack which we will get to the only other thing I want to pinpoint as a general sort of note is the nine hundred ninety four version was is exemplary as a narrative. You didn't really need to improve on it. What could.
"lion king" Discussed on History of the 90s
"Frozen merchants everywhere you have no idea how big lion king was as simple rule the movies pride lands the Merchandising and licensing team was the roar Kurd around the world in nearly the every toy and department store and in most homes with school age children the Lion King Ruled Simba and company were everywhere everything from Clothes Candy Toys and games to sleeping bags lunchboxes. Inch boxes and stuffed animals lion king merch was such an instant hit mostly because of the main character when that trailer for the movie dropped everyone immediately fell in love with that Hubble and adorable Lion Cup there was so much hype around the movie that Lion King Merchandise started selling months before the movie even opened toys R. US started stocking over two hundred lion king items like stuff toys play sets and collectibles at the beginning evening of April. The movie wasn't set to even open until June twenty-fourth but buried deep in the glowing reviews were some.
"lion king" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Dave say that I judge my lion. King movies is on one criteria and one criteria alone. What is the quality of the C._F._M.? Is You know what I'm saying you know saying please never use that expression again on this podcast they they are in full effect in the in the in the first version man even younger we knew what I was seeing with with <hes> with those is and they try to do that shot again. Just I did not feel it does not work in this movie but here's here's the thing here's the thing folks I mean I I can forgive the fact that they made this movie. I can forgive that hey we're gonNA try. We're GONNA try something really cutting edge technologically. We're going to try something net. There's never been attempted before we just like telling this story using photo realistic technology technology and making it look as real as possible and the only reason we're going to do it is just because we gotta make some more. We've gotTA feed the beast of the Disney cash machine. I can learn to accept all that like I can be okay with that. The thing that I am just is finding it so difficult to forgive is how these new Disney remix just completely murder the songs I mean the the new performances of the music is unforgivably bad it it is there are actors in this movie who cannot sing and I don't know why they were cast other than that. They were big names or maybe they're right for the other part the one thing that this movie should have copied from from the original ranking that it did not was having a different singer do the songs in the actor. I don't know why they didn't do that. Neither Simba in the original ranking sings like neither of the actors who play Simba sings the song. That's Zimba sings in the original thinking. There's a different seem like they're different performer doing the songs. I don't know why they didn't do that because some of the people in this cast cannot sing and the songs are just murdered they're just murdered and I think the beef prepared is like one of the best villain songs ever written yeah and it's well. It's honestly not even a song. It's like a speech. It's like a very rousing political rally speech. Basically it's not it's barely a song I mean you go from a deliciously performed song by Jeremy Irons in the original lying the king of gravity growling voices yeah and also has a long illustrious career on stage doing musicals with refinish Saul esque imagery injury going on with like the goosestepping hyenas and like how imaginative and terrifying that is to whatever the heck it. Is You WANNA call we got in this movie and I'm just like my heart breaks. I'm not I'm only mildly exaggerating because the lion king the that original score the Zimmer and all the Elton John All that stuff. I like war that CD out you know listening to that yeah. It went one of my first C._D.'s yeah it is I think to this day the best selling <hes> animated movie Soundtrack Trek of all time ten times platinum that that album went and I have such a special place in my heart for these songs and to see what was done to them in this movie is just nobody songs songs song think of the artists I will say by the way when it comes to be prepared to like if they wanted that to actually be a song it did sound like Chua for could have done it like you like he's he he even as he's reciting the like he's like guys should actually be singing right like I wanNA sing talking..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Chimba shanks done now so they wear leotards and they have like hair Mungo Jerry Ah that's their look and they have painted faces in the Broadway play Allie Laura Yeah they wear leotards with sort of patterns on them. They've got some makeup. They got some furs above now in this version are are you supposed to want to fuck the cats Verka Pat. There's definitely going to be some new or existing subculture. That has that concept. I don't know but so it's like the cats kind of look like humans but if the humans were covered in for hearst digital that's not makeup. It's filmed on set with be honest but that's what I'm saying is. It's not like these are like photo real mo cap versions of these actors these actors these performances and then they like digitally painted for on top of them. Yeah Katie Circus always says like motion capture. You should think of it like digital makeup. This is the first time anyone's actually just done digital makeup to this debt searched by Tom Hooper. Who is at this point just a garbage man right? I mean I actually Kinda liked the king's speech each I like the united but I mean they ms is awful and the Danish girl. Go Fuck yourself in full yeah not because it's a transfers and realizing Danish girl was transverse in a sinful no. It's just ah piece of meeting yeah yeah cats. I guess gave me cats his bad. I just like it's bad. Anyway AIN'T GONNA do fuck it up in a world eight right. What do you do if fuck it up? It's not a sacred text and be in a world where favreau is too afraid to put Mu Faucets face in the clouds. Here's a seemingly unafraid. Oh put a face on. We'll put boobs on him to you. Will they have a nice asset detail will do that. Here's a great point going into the in a weird kind of way. Do you like that do you. I don't I don't like totally. Yes you do David Wiping the table. You know tales usually above the bud. That's that's what of this tale looked like. You were pooping in out sweaty in here yeah so we see this trailer. We go sit in front of the Lion King. We're like fuck this poll and I'd say I and I'm like oh it just he did and then process..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"You know what I mean and then they're like but some whiskers on yeah okay like you know what I mean like. He's just looks like she's not filled in. It's it makes me like kind of like nauseous a little bit and I love it. Now I saw this trip is trailer hits. It's the world the world's commuting on a subway. We've are blessed with this trailer playing before the Lion King last night that respond we'll get to that because the biggest responsive anything I've ever seen in history. I've never seen an audience react to anything the way I figured a genuinely fastening reaction we will talk about it but I saw it on my on a subway so just loaded on my phone. It was all grainy and I was like well. That looks fucking terrible terrible eligible then I get home join us. Just put it on with absolutely no warning. I was like I'm putting something on immediate yeah watching high definitely okay. I mean okay. It looks like something within yes. It does look like some Yup time. They're too small. Maybe or some way but it does look like something yes. I still think that it's possible possible we will be judged as a species like this will be the final scale and all this news about actual U._F._o.. Right be like uh-huh because they're slowly getting US comfortable with aliens at this point in time is running another U._S.. Every week new trump said a racist thing and also there's another trove of navy videos of aliens so here that is you can watch time and everyone's like trump did what now it's just one of those air force videos. It's like guys like what's that wow Elliott's crazy. It's nuts alien spacecraft. He just tweeted Calvisi ship crash. What does now but before we talk cats for we talk about Tom Hooper's cats which is probably going one of the films of two thousand nineteen? Let's talk about movie. Well you know I love digital technology sure and the thing I love about movie is unlike some other streaming services where you got stuck with the same options over <music> over again if anything you know you're just losing options all the time barely getting replaced with new good things movies constantly thirty movies for you to watch. That's right to curate. It's curious. Every day. One goes you wouldn't come in. That's right. There's always thirty different films to discover discover every day. The premier new film might be timeless classic..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"It's just the uncle stuff. It's just it's just that there's an uncle who killed a dead and they're like Oh. Well really inspired by Hamlin. No you're not fuck off. Okay so it's a rip-off Japanese cartoon Yeah Kimba Yeah Kimba Kimba the White Lion Kimba the white lion just he was like no. It's not it's not a curtain rip off. What are you talking about you? Watch the way has like the same rock you know and it was originally <hes> symbol the white lion and then they made yellow and then they called it the lion king and you know I mean like every Japanese person who saw the wet lanky was like hey. Is this Kimba nearly no. It isn't like Oh. I think it is. I remember Kimberly. whalen yellow Disney was like no it's not. We're not talking about it again. Fully original fuck the lion king whatever I like the first one okay so it when I was eight years old my mom had to take me my dad was living in England at the time to direct to video sequels and I feel like the second one didn't close eighty four. Oh `grats thanks very hyped up unlike returns a fire which made like a big cultural impact. I feel like no one has any memories of lying to Simba's tried. I know some people who are nostalgic for because the little kid is cute. It's the new kid and then there's lion king one and a half now I feel like more people killed in Stern Boomberg tomorrow and Puma movie that is lying king told solely from combust perspective. I like that it's supposed to be really good. Is it yeah I know people who say it's really good. It's like the one direct to video sequel found that air. That's supposed to be funny because on the cover with no Puga he he's big it was the bigger one yeah and he's struggling to try to make the fucking empowerment thing with Puma in this movie that they're fat shaming him and that's how he gets the courage to stand up because even though he's cowardly he hates bullies. The thing long I kept thinking about was like imagine the person who's like fuck honey. I'm GonNa Miss Dinner. I miss the next three years of dinner. I can't get the lighting right on this rock. You know like you watch that and you're like their individual people care hear about what they're doing and or some sure worked very hard. It looks like lions in a desert and stuff and like I can't believe where at that point where we can do this. You know it's very impressive what replicas light I need a machine to make me the fucking Jews I can squeeze it myself. Why do you need a machine to make you the fucking juice what if like Jeff Nathanson who wrote this film to a great job great job washing the lion king screenwriter catch me yeah what if he came in he was like Griffin look? I was having a hard time and like you know I made a couple of million dollars movie. Now I'm doing okay. Would you be like all right. Listen I copy and paste the screenplay and like I just want someone to give me reason to be like all right. Well whatever someone because my kid was sick kids better all right cool glad you made it. Donald Glover went on Jimmy Kimmel promote it wearing a full lion costume was kind of fun for me and he seemed a little embarrassed to talk about movie had one really good anecdote which they really does your son excited. He was like my son like weirdly loves the Lion King. I don't show them a lot. We don't like have screens in the house. We don't Watch T._V...
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Just like you know all that sort of shit which is so much fun Robert Gums doing it. He's killing Benson John. John Kani in this movie is doing very respectable Luther strange. It's it's it's it's. There's a lot more respect for the it just feels like they want to avoid any kind of stereotype yeah and I understand that it's the same thing that was scar. It's the same thing to do with Jaffar. The Hyenas to where they're all like air country gets a couple half jokes in Keegan Michael Key plays one of them and it's it's unclear what his bid is because they don't want him to actually be scary. These also not really funny. <hes> your countries playing the equivalent of Ed the one who always just laughed and now he's just the dumb one was then <hes> what's influence Cassamba yeah she plays the main one and it's like Whoopie Goldberg kind of amazing and this is where she sort of like half only half serious yeah. This is just she's just right and it's this weird like she's got this weird specific thing with Nala at the end of the movie. She's like I'm GonNa eat you. I've been waiting for this my whole life that just felt like them being like let's give the female voice characters more of an arc me have their wiki thing they all like all right so never forgiving is whatever and I said it to you who should have played Rafiki Dana Glover but I love glove you love on the glove as you said go fits and I always fully can't he does the like you got shot again. He's still alive. He's still alive. Look he lives in you any points up to the clouds and I go okay. At least this is going to be this sort of transcendent moments. You know of like like emotional sort of static truth. I can't wait to see how the cloud they pull it off because what they do. They don't put his face in the fucking cloud. No what are they put. They show you a cloud. It's cloud so you're saying I it's a cloud. It's hi it's stormy. The lightning when the lightning flashes looks like a little face for a second there oh what what owed griffin thinking back and he's realizing it was truly majestic Ben. No exaggeration aren't just sitting there infants decimal a millisecond list second long lightning flash in which you can see five percent of his five just a vague sense of maybe that's a cheekbone. Is this a prank. It felt like it and I just went. What the fuck are? They doing now at this point when I'm watching the movie I'm sitting next to Griffin. I'm just say I don't care and this is happening on my that boring to and Griffin suddenly feels like whatever the straw that broke the camel's back. Suddenly he won't tolerate this. He's like he's gesticulating. What is it always look at faces in the cloud but he's not remember what the fuck do why play why make a fucking Lion King movie if you're not as you said they like it's they fucking everyone parodies the father's face in the clouds joke where this is funny yeah? It's one of the most iconic visuals of less thirty years of film pretty the DAD's face in the clouds and match shot of Simba going remember they use handling memes all the time and they just are like pizza pull the real life a real lion's face wouldn't appear in the classic. I don't give a shit. That's actually great point enough a realistic success to storm and it was great and then saw Simba goes back to pride rock fuck up scarred hyenas eat them. I also I mean that's the problem with the original cartoon too. It's like the whole thing where he's like. Scars like pick your dark secret. Is You kill your father and it's like in front of is likely he was there during a stampede like how is even childish simple going to be like yeah. I'm responsible yeah. I should probably yeah I've never loved that and then people are always golden. Lion King is like Hamlet. No it's not it's not it'd be like a Prequel to hamlet hamlet begins with the dead is dead yeah..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Humor on this. What are you going to say? Come on or physicality then the lion king yes. I think this move depend just basically yeah. It was okay I think if this movie was executed at the level of the jungle book it would have had a real Rhonette being the highest grossing movie of All Time don't even if you're right and I also think if beyond say actually felt like she had any impact on this movie when she starts speaking which takes an hour and a half yeah we'll visit the things you've got ten playing Nala and I'm like have you seen the Lion King Adult Nala has to Eli and I gave them way too much credit as fucking role as she's just like simple comeback to pride rock and he's like no. It's more Kelly is that plays Sarabi right who does play Nala. Am I right or maybe it is more yelling Allah Woah Yeah. I always forget what who plays no. It's yeah no more Kelli Kelli. It's yeah someone else played surrounding. Okay sorry when they announced the beyond say was going to do. I thought there is zero chance they're hiring beyond say to do as little as Nala had to do in the original film I gave them way too much hanging around the wrong way. Their pitch to beyond say was like honestly the whole thing will take fucking two days like we'll do it in your car. It's fine yeah just be like Samba Hack and she was like Okay Samba what the heck and they were like great. Here's twenty Mil. I thought she was going to really hands on produce the soundtrack she did make this thing that she made a soundtrack. It's like it's an album albums. She Kendrick Lamar Black Panther where like there was like the score but then there was also a curated American gangster yes yes..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"System where you can ship me a package juice and I can squeeze it. Maybe that's a business but their business was like the six hundred dollar table top machine right the appliance and just went under unsurprisingly and I'm sitting there watching and I'm like I feel the same way in a certain way. If I had a juicer machine I had it made me a glass of juice. I'd be like this is juice. I'm drinking this. This is satisfying. Doing what are the Q._R.. Code come on and the more they tell me like the code the nomadic press you could set award for your Jews. I also can go down to my local Bodega and they put some shit in a blender and I drink it and it's it's a hundred times cheaper right. It's like the same quality yeah or I could learn how to do it. Perfectly make my own artisanal juices like I dunno hand animating the Lion King. If I really care about getting this thing raise is just you know it's like it's like Ben set. It's like because like if they had just re released the great movie The Lion King from Nineteen ninety-four in theaters. You probably would have made a lot of money for a re release. Probably they've done as an eleven and it made close to one hundred million dollars right and you know if they'd release it again. They probably would have got a little more juice a row home or Juicero out yeah extremely new movie right whatever a million over the line Queen David given the key to the city Robert Deniro <hes> Mayor Bill de Blasio. What are you doing here? Shaky David's hand fucking run the city until I used to know him. I did call his son night cheese. That's right so I used to cover. A city councilman for the General. Now is a bit that I was jealous that you had another podcast four years ago and who won uh-huh Griffith congratulations. Here's the kids you're shaking but the simple fact that they spent you know two hundred fifty million dollars making fucking faithful faithful read C._G._i.. Rendering of this movie means that they unfortunately will make billions by the end of this weekend they will have likely made close to half a billion dollars. It's already been in China for like ten days. It's made over doing whatever it's go to this weekend in America alone now is it going to be the most successful movie over me no no no and the two cornerstones of my argument for why I thought it could end up being the most successful movie argument. I want my argument where you're like lying king hit plus fiance the musical look at how well jungle really is dead right. It feels like they have this technology down and as I consistently put it out not even if you like tripled the amount of money these other things made it we're not close and I'm not going to engage in a hypothetical scenario but I think if this fails beyonce's impact on things overrated at at this point although I have tweeted that and gotten yelled at but her last couple of albums have not sold that well I think the thing is not quite the phenomenon it was David people can hear you really microbe. Literally just got shot in the face with a gun. You're in league with the care of a subway Beta plus all motherfucker fucker. He's crazy. He's very tall. I thought you were the number. One all know who's the rare personnel have to interview where I would have got. Hold the microphone up. She's didn't last year. I I got tired. That's why night she's too because he had a whole one up one down.
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"I could feel my cell phone right now. You know like the way the light hits the thing you know this and that the fact that it's all one hundred percent C._G._i.. and that stuff is more impressive than the animal stuff the environmental stuff the water. What have you and you go? There's no the reason any of this needs to be replicated. I understand you can't get lions to do things like this and even if you want to babe style is really dangerous and it'd be hard to get the performance out of them whatever right and they don't want to do a dinosaur did which I kind of would have preferred dinosaur sort of where they shot live action backgrounds and just enemy of the characters into them okay <hes> because that movie then has to abide by the physics of what a real camera can do which when this movie is replicating certain famous shots the sweep shot where you're on league zoos back as you fly towards pride rock works animation because an animation animators are drawing thing and then they have certain technologies like Multi Plane Camera C._G._i.. Later for Lion King and stuff like that they can use to simulate a camera movement. Your brain is not rejecting it because you know there's not a real camera in the same kind of way in this movie when they have killed day Chanel sitting in a room as a visual consultant the given the D. in V._R.. Wearing this headset with to who like oculus rift controllers God placing his digital camera somewhere and picking his digital lens and all this whole thing that talked behind the scenes photos of this movie and it is ten guys sitting in office chairs with oculus rift controllers and and headsets and one guy's like the gaffer and they were like we digitally created away where someone can light a set and there's also an analog way to do it. You have a guy and he brings lights and he turns them on and it's an artistry looking photo real sea going on. You're like there's no way you could get a camera to do this in real life and it makes everything look more fake but this is the point. I want to make okay. I was really the proud I landed on this. Okay sitting there watching that board. I'm not emotionally engaged. I'm not hating it but I'm just like I. It's weird how much I don't feel anything Moheb near loaded fries where they that was one. There was really some tension and things like <hes> scar that used to be scary. I'm just like I don't feel any threat feeling dangerous fucked up how he looks design scars awful. He's just a skinny like just looks like a rag mangy looking. It looks like a methy lion so but he looks messy so oh it's so disappointing. I'll find a fund pitch for Ikea. Why spend this much time and energy for something you can so simply just do replicating things yeah you already just film replicating the way that a camera light would work right? That's so oh bad and then I said what is this movie. This movie is the cinematic equivalent. Yeah go ahead of the juicero machine the no the <hes> okay so if I can remember right it was the thing where they were like. Silicon Valley has cracks juicing juicing. We need technology to disrupt the juicing industry people you know how do you make juice. Usually we have to buy fresh fruit. Put it in a juicer. It's whisper barely makes any juice. What a pain in the ass not with the juicero machine where you put it on your kitchen counter you buy juicero packs? They slip them to you. You put a juicer a pack in in it. They're trying to do like the Knicks Bresso coffee right but for juicy..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Win? Do I use it. What's the geometry of this attack any of that stuff right <hes> and when you watched nature documentaries and the animals sort of like look blankly twitching and you're sort of projecting onto them like what is that animal doing? What is it trying going to do? That's kind of fascinating when John wrote did the jungle book. I thought I like that movie a little more than you do. I think it's like a gentleman's six six point five right <hes> but I think he nails that element. I think you have one of each animal. I think generally those types of animals were more expressive and airs Panther Tiger Tiger sneak multiple wolves yeah but really one is sort of one meanwhile father her cubs mother father my father but also he seemed a lot more comfortable. Having animals do things that animals couldn't do in real life in that move that is true even though there aren't. There's isn't singing and dancing the animals like justice. There's a little singing I did. I'm just saying no dancing with the musical numbers but there is rhythmic moving yet. There is intentionally in their actions. I was saying this to you. Before we saw the movie we saw a movie together. Last night we do bears and monkeys apes whatever the chimpanzee are more expressive inhuman to begin with anyway so you got that advantage. You remember how how fucking well Sher Khan works in the jungle. He hammers the performance everyone like he works better yeah. It's it's not bad. I mean he's he's only really got this. He's scary yeah which helps because like tigers these are scary but is scar ever successfully scary scars the biggest problem with and this movie where pretty much everything is a problem. I think scars the biggest disaster in the entire now <hes> but <hes> like I think I think if if you're GonNa try and highlight what went wrong here I think scar is probably the best example and also probably the story of Disney's failure with these remakes. General Villain is the a scar in the villains and their whole thing where like we can't have them be as sort of like flamboyant as they were because that that kind of seems offensive now and it's like make another fucking movie yeah and then then. Why are we doing this? Have you seen Lion King. Recently scar is every word is like well. You know it's Jeremy. Irons is like in the river and remember that the character animation on scar shallow and gene pool every word is enunciated enunciated in this chair tells like yeah. I'll play them just sort of like. Is this kind of Moody Guy like who sort of like you know you know. I don't know it's like it's monotone UIL like he's not bad. I thought his it gives a good performance. Could I think good period performance <hes> but <hes> but anyway but back to the Lion King The jungle book this was the thing that kind of Oh but but like they have blue blue sitting <hes> eating honey with his hand making eye contact with the person he's talking to when he's talking to them like gesticulating with his paw person advantage that movie has that there is a person right right but I think the movie like actually allows the characters to behave like characters in this movie. I kept on being like what's the weird thing that's going on. There are a lot of weird things and then also just the other point that made to that you agreed with this at least in the jungle book. Everyone's a different kind of animal so you can like each. They have their own personalities. This one has like you know eight or nine Lyon characters. They all look like wines yeah right there are three hyenas. They all kind of look the same as all look the same. One of them has like a fucked up here a little yeah right I had to do a lot of <hes> dog scenes on the tech <hes> right because we have the the dog midnight and season one dog acting is very difficult and here a couple of reasons why who's are so fucking divas. They're divas. <hes> their writers are insane..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"No respect for me. I tell you man I got. I got no respect. My wife asked me you. Do Your Doctor Doom bots. My wife asked me she goes you want to be on top around bottom. I go bottom the slide under the I reason that Rodney was better than everyone else. Ronnie was the best I think joke for Joe wants a Weenie as I watch a Rodney Dangerfield here like all the fucking time I watched the specials all the time buck. There's no one was better editor at jokes. No one's better at writing and delivering aid joke Rodney dates but Rodney dangerfield is also someone who the simple act of him sitting down is hysterical. Just me watching Ron Rodney dangerfield sit in a chair. I'm like it is Kinda. The best thing I've ever seen yeah everything about him. Funny God he and Carson any him on Carson he is the perfect match for Carson. Carson is best when he's not doing anything. He's just like. Oh sure yeah of course yeah and that's just the perfect full for yeah. Johnny I tell you I tell you go see my doctor but even bought S- boom but <hes> we used to talk about directors who have massive successor on the Kirk demonstrators blind checks make whatever current projects they want some of those checks clear and sometimes they bounce baby usually pick a mini series. <hes> we pick a director's career we go through them one by one every once in a while there's a new film that we just gotTa talk about and this is certainly a blank check film in a Lotta ways. Check four this notion of the Live Action Disney films director certainly has blank check status and Fabra was an interesting one because I think despite the fact that he has had a run of successes his blank check also increases because of the increasing success of the marvel rebel cinematic universe chef and chef and the chefs universe the the M._c.. You and the we all stand legend. His name is Jeff. Casper tried this Cuban. Yeah you gotTa try to battle. Remember that famous line from chef. Is He Martin Scorsese movie. GotTa try to balance but don't you don't you feel like that's happening like the more the marvel universe becomes like you know like the all consuming thing the more everyone's like F- ever he was ahead of the curve he was onto. WHO's involved great yeah yeah I think it's fair so coming off the lion king coming off all the marvel movies he goes? I just feel like we're getting warmed up right. We just crack this technology. I wanted to get to the next level. It's the prompt is the problem and they announce it as a new lion king and everyone goes. Oh my God they're making a live action lion king which are what are you talking about. It took them three years to figure got a way to refer to it for three years. They kept on like Robert egger would do interviews and be like I don't know because it's not live action but it doesn't really look like an animated movie and they finally like three weeks ago. We're like going on talk shows and tell everyone it's photo real photo photo realistic. You know like that and that's the pitch the pitch was what if we did the lion king and tried as much as possible to make it look like a nature documentary. Yes we've animals will just look like what those animals look and we will try to hold them to the actual. Physical limitations animals can a moat fully and move around so here's some things that lines can do walk run. Yes that's a eat sleep. Yeah like like crowd on crowd. They were very allay. Survival based creatures right yeah a lot of emotion that goes into their decision. It's their needs hack hunters right. They live in prides and there's this thing that's interesting about watching animals behaviorally Scher where because they aren't rash they're not run by emotions. You just see it sort of the like Cochran the clockwork brain of like. What do I need to do at this moment? When do I consider my energy win?.
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Fuck my weirdly like a lot but I don't like the movie Dr. I'd like this. I like it's really sad black cauldron. If they announce a live action remake of the Black Cauldron all bets are then we know Disney's truly like I don't know we'll see when that they look just kind of hide. Even more than Song of the south like that wouldn't has to be on Disney though right. I'm Kinda pumped for that. I'm blue ran stuff. Yeah I remember when they released it from the Disney Vault. I thought it was a new movie because it was never included in like Disney. Legacy stuff was so deep on Disney legacy stuff I was like how did I never hear this movie yet. Run any of the posters that were like the history of anyway go right right well. I really just knew it as like Disney's dark mistake and then after by cauldron. You've got great mouse detective. They could do that mice yeah. I don't know company Disney. Just shut down the mouse card movie yeah at Fox Detective Yeah. I mean look the photo real things on the case. The Little Mermaid is in the works Beuningen. The beasts allowed in Lion King. Done Pocahontas probably never going to happen hunchback doing that. No they keep on trying to do it for the stage. It has played in Germany. It has played in Europe. They've done on out of town tryouts James Levine so the net James Levine James Pine yeah the nextwave for them would be hunchback Hercules Tarzan that would be them being like. I don't know those ones are a really tricky to pull off. Hey We got a pizza pie. Ladies and gentlemen <hes> Hercules. I think is kind of on adaptable because it's so specific in its tone and it being a weird comedy that feels so of its time that's a very nineties comedy. It is and Donovan's in the nineties performer ever Hercules is kind of the Proto Shrek. I feel like people don't talk about that. Don't get a truck used to say yeah. Don't gain his little Dana veto sidekick and Hercules is the movie. That's like yeah but we're making fun of Disney. Movies like Hercules has all the jokes about like the madness and the calling out how much merchandise there is if clements in Moscow we can talk Hercules. I got an interesting style musical style. Here's something radical I will look for this blank cheque podcast. We what are we doing. We're doing this is important. Okay go ahead. We said this episode was going to be short but we're connoisseurs context. Go ahead go ahead. We promise we'll be fifteen minutes long. <hes> <hes> what I was gonna say is when Hercules came out. I said that is tied for my number one favorite movie of all time that's interesting old you've been laying yeah so it Hercules. You're like they did it. They finally campus something. It doesn't surpass toy story but it's equal to toy story and toy Sir I still think is one of the greatest movies ever made. It and I don't even like Hercules anymore. I have twice in the last five years. TRIGLAV show back to and been like yeah. I thought it was so fucking funny. I thought it was a laugh riot loved the songs was all about it. That was my favorite of the Disney Renaissance Anyway. Burn off. Yeah I mean this is the problem. Though these ones like our Hercules to recent live action movies that's sure Tarzan a recent live action move hit Yeah America loved it right and the songs aren't as sort of legendary as they are with like eating the beast and Aladdin and Lion King and such. Maybe they'll remake remake bolt can't from that a remarkable a photo real bolt John Travolta but then yeah then there's this other weird thing where now there's this rumor going around that they wanna do fucking Atlantis great sounds good that Lebron denied shoot it down or whatever what he denied was that he was doing it which I'm sure and then like all relieving doubled down on the story we trust our sources. I guarantee is on. Everyone's fucking wishlist. Apparently the thing they're into is that Disney wants to make Tom Holland vehicle and they were like Tom. Holland would be good for the guy in Atlanta's. Tom Honed his attached to everything..
"lion king" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Theme parks where like living in cars <hes> because they couldn't afford to live on the fulltime salary <hes> there was like a woman who died of a heat stroke in her car who had worked as a janitor at at Disneyworld for like ten years linking episode terrible stuff and this Summer Disney attendance is down at both parks way down from the usual usual summer summer standards when they expected that they would be breaking attendance records because of Star Wars and what happened is. I believe this is not my theory alone but I truly think this thing. They spent so much time hyping up. How Bat Shit crowded? It was the people you know what I'll take that summer off. They scared everyone off and that coupled with the fact that they were like. Only one of the two rides is going to be open. The other one opens in six months. I think people like myself. We're like I'm not getting on a fucking play until the number which I should be someone who's going to be there. fucking opening week <hes> they had done this once before they like made these places like Disney. We're here to talk the lion king which turned into diesel or to park lower now he knows the Disney head really yeah have her on the pod. She's muscular clemens which we've been talking about more and more be kind of cool to do because it's like the rise. He was just talking about it in a recent episode the Disney Oh sure other Disney park they did this. They over hyped that then people say the wings it was they tried to make their own discoveries owned like kid like chucky cheese style and they over hyped how how popular they were going to be and the attendance was so fucking low and Disney quest was them trying to do a more like high tech interactive arcade and the same thing happened. They've done this before but they were previously always Eisner. Mistakes and Eiger hasn't made this mistake before but they we're spending so much time announcing to the press how they were going to handle crowds and being like we got this figured out that even someone like me was like I'm not touching it for six months. <hes> what's your favorite Disney movie. It's a good question. I don't know offhand but let's let's just start. The conversation started. I'll find out baller. <hes> here's an interesting thing it feels more and more now like the Disney live action remakes that work at the level that they want these movies to work. Are the renaissance movies box office twice gas gets and it's a narrow pool. That's going to get more and more shallow..
"lion king" Discussed on Filmhaus
"<music> acting to the aggregate reviews with lack with most people seem to be saying that after the movie they're like they're like it looks amazing but I've seen the first one and it was the same respond the seems to be that it lacks the emotional emotional resonance and Catharsis the first. This is the kind of thing that I feel like would have been better served as a viral video some do some group of like really talented artists artists like computer artists got lottery time and they were like you know it'd be cool if we like shot for shot remade the the lion king trailer and we put it up on Youtube and then it gets it gets two hundred earn fifty million but it's not the whole movie or rather if Disney didn't have an interesting concept for redoing remaking the lion king sure because if you look at Don actually sent me some behind the scenes stuff about the process they went into making the movie and Jon Favreau using using V._R.. <hes> in essentially directing in a virtual reality space and how it sounds really really cool so they didn't have a great live action concept for or realistic concept for Lion King if Disney came forward Lord and said exactly what you're saying like we're going to give John Fabric of this technology and we're gonNA show him remaking the lion king trailer and we're GonNa do it. We're going to show him how he did. It did it with this technology. That would have been really cool. I think that would have blown everyone's mind billion the billionaires but it would have been great promotion for Disney and then from there for their live action movies going forward. I think I think what's interesting for me and maybe it's. It's probably different people but when the first trailer came out a lot of people in my social media circles were going Holy Shit this looks amazing the elite Mary uneaten hysterical. Oh my gosh this looks amazing and I was like no. This looks just it's just the lion king. Just remember these songs and so it's I just expected that this would precede the movie. You've you've come out and people say that they love it. Because it's the lion king and most people would just will eat the same Brownie four times in a row..
"lion king" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Into the weekend you can find new episodes on apple spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm sean fantasy and I haven't managed Ivan's and this is the big picture a conversation show about the circle of life. We are here to talk about the twenty thousand nine hundred film the Lion King which is also one thousand nine hundred four film called the Lion King. This is a photo realistic digitally animated reimagining though not quite so creatively reimagined version of the lion king which is of course one of the Canonical Disney new golden teenage classics that has been remade in this series of remakes and boy. There are a lot of things to say about this film. They're not a lot of things to say about. The plot of this film because the plot is exactly the same as the original yes for the most part but Amanda. Let's start this conversation by talking about one thousand nine hundred four wow take take me back to Amanda Dobbins in one thousand nine hundred four entering a movie theater and experiencing the lion king so I would have been nine years old at the time of the release police and I'm trying to remember. I don't remember this actual theater day experience because again I was nine I don't know what are you going to say children children but I have probably seen seen this movie after the fact as much as any other Disney movie that I've seen and I think this soundtrack definitely became a part of my life. We have spent a lot of time on this five guys talking about how much I love Elton. John and I think this was my entry way into Elton on John. <hes> so I the music and those opening notes you make me emotional every single time and I think I'm trying to remember we were talking I went to they were released the lion king the nineteen ninety-four Lion King about ten years. There's an I actually went to see that in theaters which is strained. It's not something I normally do. I don't go in for that type of nostalgia usually but this became the central Disney tax for Amihai for a lot of other people in my generation I think because it's not about princess and it's not about a boy either I mean obviously there are male and female lions but it's just about animals. I think it's about more than just a love story which which is great it brings in a larger audience and I think probably both in terms of story musical achievement. I think it's the peak of the new golden era of Disney I would agree with you and I think that that has evolved over time. This up in this movie was obviously massive box office success. Yes it was later adapted Julie Taymor into a very successful Broadway adaptation. This new version is directed by Jon favreau. Who is one of the I think one of the signature blockbuster film makers of his era so you know this meaningful the movie the original movie was nominated for the two Academy Awards which actually feels quite low in retrospect this is before there was a best animated feature category was not needed for best original score and best original song for can you feel the love tonight? I definitely saw the lion king three or four times in the movie theater really and I was I think I was eleven when the film was released so maybe a little old but I also I think I was very I think Aladdin ensnared me and I got very excited about people like Robin Williams and so the <unk> Immonen Puma aspect the movie. I've done very appealing. I was not quite aware of the Shakespearean hamlet intonations or the biblical Joseph and Moses Story but at the same time I think that this movie is pitched a little older than say Aladdin for that the reason because there are those generational and canonical overtones in it's about fathers and sons and family what we leave behind and responsibility and larger issues. There's there are no oh princesses in this movie which I think is one of the other things to that is significantly different from so many of the classic Canonical Disney movies that we talk about this isn't Cinderella. This isn't sleeping beauty. This isn't even Aladdin in that respect. It's a very male movie. All of the main characters are very male and I wonder if as a kid I I was responding to that unconsciously somehow. I'm sure you were. I think it is also somehow it is very male but somehow feels like less masculine that a lot of I have been handed a lot of male focus. I've caught her throughout my life and especially as a kid and I do think that this opened up a little bit more than it is. Also there are female characters. Nala is not as developed as you might right like but at the end of the other lions you know they're lions can see yourself if you're going to see yourself in an animal. You're going to see yourself in an animal. There's kind of less gender stuff to work with. I'm glad we agree that. This is the peak of the Disney neo golden era the decision to remake. This movie is complex on the one hand. If you listen to our episode about alive and you know that there is really one reason why they're doing this which is money. These movies are making a lot of money. These live action remakes. Some of them are more successful than others. Yes I think Dumbo came out earlier this year and has already been forgotten. That was not very successful these from financial perspective I think creatively there's kind of some cool things in dumbo happening. It's Tim Burton applying his Tim burntness to the Disneyworld which is kind of a kick unto itself. We may look back on in ten years ago. That was interesting. I found beating the beast for example to be utterly dull and pointless and I thought Aladdin was strange and a little bit unnerving and a little bit sexual and why why are the only person person who's like let the genie have his life. Why not I want to be a human? That's part of being a human. Let's make this a sex positive podcast. Okay thank you. The Lion King is different from those movies. Those movies star the sex in this movie. There's there's has no sex in this movie and there's no humans in this movie at all and all those other movies all of these other live action remake Cinderella Kenneth Branagh Cinderella Stars a human being Willy James. The Lion King is completely digitally animated and there are some brilliant people I think chief among them Rob Llegado who is the sort of digital overseer of this whole film the person who has conceived a lot of this new has worked on a great many films Steven Spielberg and Maureen Scorsese in his widely considered one of the premier digital architects of the modern era of movies but there's something you know the the phrase the Uncanny valley has been used frequently in aggressive reviews of this movie because Sedna Valley and there's something unnerving about looking at real life photo realistic ish lions <hes> talking and singing and nuzzling and conquering <hes> the actual physical Ram like manifestation of this movie. How did you feel about it? I think I'm the only person who is really pro. I honestly it's like a nature documentary with Elton John Songs. I'm not mad. I do think I turn to you within ten minutes of this movie starting and was like we should be high right now. We shouldn't in a band because it was a professional experience in the middle of the day and it's important to have boundaries kids in that theater yes exactly so we made the right responsible decision but in terms of the attitude with which I would enjoy seeing this movie I thought it looked looked amazing and I I really do think that as a technical and visual achievement it's beautiful and there and I wanna say two things about that. One is in terms of the it's. It's competition and comparing it with all of the other effects that we have seen. I find it so strange that people don't seem to like this because we have sat through so much true visual garbage in the last two three five years so many blockbuster movies that we see look like trash and their garbled and there's so much C._G._i.. And that's I mean that is certainly true. I think of Superhero movies which I just have stopped taking into account visually because I've just give it up but also a lot of now that we're using more C._G._i.. And Action Movies and honestly just for location stuff so much stuff looks really bad all the time and you can tell that it's fake and I saw that this looked beautiful. I agree with you to an extent. I think that if you look at a lot of the early reviews of the film what you'll see is this kind of phrasing the lion king is an extraordinary breakthrough comma but and the but what is this is creatively dead end and I think you're what your feelings are. I remember this kind of conversation around Avatar. It feels very similar to the one that you're having right Avatar. which is that habit to see Avatar in theaters? I don't know if you saw it in theaters. I assume you did okay you like most humans saw. There is a blizzard in New York and I'd better my house for today's and I gotta go right so Avatar. I remember being completely blown away. I it was a very similar situation where I was not really thinking terribly hard about the world that James Cameron had created but I was inside side of the world and it's sort of movie that when you watch on television does not stand up in quite the same way but it has this ability to surround you an envelope you in what it has created which is from whole cloth the line this lion king. I think is somewhat similar. The problem is we know where the movies going the whole time and so if you are not stoned and you can't fully just appreciate the digital presentation it feels like you're on a road to nowhere and end. I like the I like the story of the Lion King a lot and there are things about this version of the lion king that I think are interesting in well done but I couldn't just help but feel like they stretched out something that I didn't need this moves thirty minutes longer longer than the original film I would say that the voice performances some of which are good most of which are less good than the original which is not what you want true they meet an interesting trace to <hes> interesting choice but I understand how it happens they spent all of their time on the visuals <hes> and it looks spectacular and they did not update this script they they seem to have extended the story little and I think they spent a lot of extra time. Is the the Hyena seen in the chase scenes. Which I think are pretty scary? Yes and I'm curious to see how kids handle they're going to be tougher for your old. I mean that was a little scary in the cartoon yeah because I mean and that's dealing with parent death and real serious stuff but this genuinely mainly frightening an immersive and so I thought that was a great achievement and I think that's where the time goes but they didn't update the actual scripts like there are still lines being said that were written for a children's cartoon soon version of these people and there is a difference between a an what is the non pejorative way of saying children's cartoon well how would you you're well but I'm trying to distinguish kind of the nineteen ninety four animation from the new enemy that is something that I wanna talk about a little later in this show but but there is a difference in presentation and style and it's two different types of art and they both require skill and artistry but you expect to different things to come out of the mouths of the nineteen ninety-four Lion and the photo realistic two thousand nine hundred nine no doubt the original film if.
"lion king" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"She's like retaining her dignity through this but this is an but it's like yeah you could use such because we see knowledge mom for one line. She's cleaning her child exactly looking your child asked that's literally always have her yeah. That would of been good for everyone to because it's because you are sort of like chatted scar. Pull this off you so out well so outnumbered right that brings me to some <hes> some science facts have so yes. We talked to Katie Golden. She is the host of creature feature podcasts right here on the network <hes> and she knows a lot about animals and she told us a thing or two about how blind behavior actually works in nature versus how it's depicted in the lion king so she's female lions make up the core for pride which we see in the movie <hes> males come and go prides are often thought to only contain one male and like a Harem females but that's not always totally accurate. Only sowo lion prides contain a single male adult most other subspecies of lions have pride in which they're up to four males typically brothers and typically one dominant male is allowed to mate <hes> with several row females and then they all produce cubs so in the Lion King Nala in Simba would be related because Moss would be both of their dad's yet because we see only one we seem a Fossa and then we see scar who we assume isn't he's an insult. He is getting sucked. Yes major in-cell like he lives in a basement right literally yeah all the other adult. Lions are females talking some bosses. It's fucking Oh. Well now that sexy time fucking jungle is really Yep <hes> in in real life in nature. This kind of inbreeding is usually avoided by dispersal so the male lions.