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Colorado State pauses football after allegations of racism
"Colorado State University is pausing all football activities as it investigates allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes. Athletic director Jo Parker says he's asked the school's president to expand the investigation. She announced on Tuesday that investigation Centre Ring on allegations of covert 19 cover ups within the football program. Parker's saying in a state with that the school learns of some extremely troubling allegations of racism and verbal abuse from CSU's Athletic administration generally, and the football program specifically no particular coach or staff members were mentioned by name. CSU has halted all football meetings, workouts and practices during the investigation. The rains were scheduled to open the season September 19th. But the Big Sky Conference voted this week to push back his football season to
California governor says community spread started at nail salon
"There's a reason California's governor will not allow hair and nail salons to re open that's because of what he now knows about the beginning of covert nineteen in California this whole thing started in the state of California the first community spread in a nail salon and I'm very worried about that and the governor says people in those salons were wearing masks and wearing
Antibody research indicates coronavirus may be far more widespread than known
"And a new antibody study out of Stanford medicine painting an encouraging picture fifty to eighty fold more people in Santa Clara county California had covert nineteen antibodies than had been believed ABC medical contributor Dr Todd eller and explains what that means that's good news because that means that even though we think only seven hundred thousand people have had confirmed cases in the U. S. it's more like tens of millions of people so the mortality overall is much less than the four percent that we thank but as of this morning at least seven thirty seven thousand people in the U. S.
Everyone should wear face 'masks' in public, CDC now recommends
"Clark it's an about face from the CDC now advising Americans to cover their faces CDC recommends in the task force recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public for public settings were other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain leave these include places like grocery stores and pharmacies Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams has a face covering could help slow the spread of culvert nineteen as explained further by president trump who said he does not plan to wear face covering from recent studies we know that the transmission from individuals without symptoms is playing a more significant role in the spread of the virus than previously
'The Invisible Man' Movie Review
"Start with invisible man now this of course is a carotene many many times the classic universal monster this one is very different the story really looks at the woman who is dating the invisible man she's played by Elizabeth moss and as the movie begins she tried to escape from him now he's not visible yet he's a terrible human being so she sneaks out in the middle and I trying to escape his clutches start a new life and just as that process happen she learns that he's dead he killed himself and she's mostly relieved but she can't quite believe it is and some of the kind of guy who would take his own life and well maybe her a hunch is a pretty girl mega suddenly things are moving around in her new home she feels a presence there and she wonders is it possible he still really here but maybe he's invisible so that's the set up here twenty million the box office that's a good number they had a very low budget so it's going to it's obviously successful already and I think it's a very you could say it's a woke presentation because the focus is on the woman at the man I thought it was clever I thought was very suspenseful I really didn't like the X. extreme ending that they bring about but otherwise I thought this is very entertaining and I even though I think it's sort of a up in a where a socially aware movie that violence in relationships it doesn't lecture us it's all about the entertainment the jump scares the thrills and it's got some problems I really
‘Downhill’ Review: A Small Disaster in the Snow
"Downhill this isn't a remake of a Swedish from to from two thousand fourteen this call force majeure antibody a marriage that's on the rocks it's a family on vacation in the Alps as the situation develops which has a interesting outcome now and this time it's will Ferrell and Julia Louis Dreyfus are playing the married couple and the situation I'm kind hinting at is an avalanche a controlled avalanche that occurs while they're on vacation and the signature moment of the film is that when it happens will Ferrell's character thinks oh my gosh it's Annapolis role doomed and he scampers away from his family rather than trying to protect them be with them save them leaving his wife to think oh my gosh we just had this life threatening situation and you abandon us what kind of a man are you so it's a it's a kind of a an accidental situation that really pokes at their relationship and and is it as strong as it could be is it should be does it reveal things that are wrong with their bond and that's where the story kind of go from there will Ferrell is making a serious part yeah you know there are some mildly comic moments maybe darkly comic but this is not a typical will Ferrell comedy for sure so it's kinda it's he's done some films in the recent past where he's kind of stretch to bed so I think he's good enough that the drivers is always excellent whatever she does and so I like that part of it what I didn't like is it's a very short movie it just under ninety minutes into me when you're when you're showing a marriage that's troubled that there's a relationship issue there's tension between the two people you got to really break it down you've got to spend some time with these people and it just begins and ends so quickly I don't think it does that so there wasn't any scene in the movie were will Ferrell did his signature of parents running around naked except for his jockey shorts no he doesn't these are not what doesn't realize that that's his thing it's a stick the manchild routine and I kind of miss it I have to say but yeah he's he's got a little older is take more sophisticated rolls and this is something that's added his wheel house but I like that I committed before putting this movie out on Valentine's day weekend makes no sense even the poster you got the two main characters looking away from each other listen I don't mind this kind of movie they feel like you know I was like marriage story but not nearly as intense but pick a different weekend at the box office is terrible the four point six million not surprising it's it's a tough movie to market because it's not wacky it's more thoughtful it's it's it's difficult to package so a relationship feel bad moving on Valentine's day exactly it listen I love counter programming but I think if fantasy island which were not of top we had I think you and I have seen it but I give that as counter program okay you don't one of a romance movie go for like a hard R. horror movie but this one it just seems very strange and the box office really proved it was a bad choice without spoiling it does that have a happy ending
'Electability' on New Hampshire voters' minds ahead of primary
"Gloves were off in New Hampshire last night seven democratic presidential hopefuls looking to gain momentum following the stall in the Iowa caucuses it all leads up to the nation's first primary now just a few days out sort of voters in the granite state stand ABC's Rachel Scott is in Manchester many voters in this race are still undecided believe it or not they're going to be rushing to get to as many events as possible this weekend to try and narrow it all down but an issue that I keep hearing over and over again his electability they want someone that could carry this over the finish line they want someone that could be president trump some voters even telling me they're willing to compromise on other issues like health care if they believe the other candidate is more
Colorado’s red-flag law invoked, likely for the first time, in Denver case
"The Denver police department is the first in Colorado to utilize the red flag law they filed the order against a man involved in a domestic violence situation and there were suicidal statements no one was injured in the incident which started out as an argument what we do know is that where there is a fire are involved a victim is five times more likely to end up dead as a result that's violence free Colorado's associate director any poll talk to fox thirty one in this case a judge granted a temporary filing in fourteen days there will be a hearing to determine if a continuing order is
How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL
"Com. Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen world with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered fifty years ago a few days before his team took the field as huge underdogs in the super bowl. New York jets quarterback Joe Nemeth known and then and forever as Broadway. Joe arrived at a Miami Hotel in a Turquoise Cadillac Nemeth known to sometimes show Eh Games. Still drunk from the previous evening's activities. was there to accept an award. The quarterback sat on the dais next to his companion for the evening. Mr Johnnie Walker wrote Mark Kriegel in his two thousand five biography when it was his turn to speak Namus said I'd like to personally thank all the single girls in New York for their contribution. This was pure Broadway Joe tipsy free willing amorous and so was the cockiness that emerged from his whiskey. Soft lips later the jets will win in Sunday and said `I garin teeth. I the colts win by a large score. Today I'm GonNa say Baltimore Colts by a score of thirty five to ten. I think New York to win forty one thirty one. Nemo's prediction wasn't just hockey. It was really New York over forty one called the his opponent. The the Baltimore Colts were seventeen point favorites nameless knees were beat up. The colts have the second most potent offense in football in the best defense. Some were predicting a blowout. They said that it couldn't be done. But it has been near. The Third Super Bowl could gets one sixteen to seven was named most valuable player. Performance wasn't all that stellar. He didn't even throw a touchdown. But in critical wrote the moment itself took Namus fame and pro football's popularity to different planet in fame's pecking checking order. Nemeth suddenly outrank Sinatra. The biographer wrote. Actually at that moment he outranked just about everybody who wasn't a beetle doc attendance around the NFL Sword Soda TV or ship particularly with the launch of Monday night football the following season. The League made sure that Nemeth in the jets played in that inaugural game he's going NBA. Joe Name. After George Sauer for the touchdown everyone wanted a piece of Nemeth especially reporters profiles of Nemeth for the nineteen seventies equivalent of Click Bait legendary columnist. Jimmy Breslin wrote a famous story about Nemeth For New York magazine entitled Nemeth All night long in it. He compared the quarterback hanging out at a bar to Babe Ruth hanging out at a bar. I saw ruth once when he came off the golf course and walked into the bar at the Old Bailey side course in queens president wrote in one shot. He swallowed the mixing Xing Glass Ice Chunks. And everything else. He slapped the mixing glass down instead. Give me another one of these things kid. The place went went nuts. It is the same thing when you stand at the bar with Joe Namath. Life went on like this for awhile not surprisingly Nemeth endured his fair share of busted relationships drunk driving charges bad business. The steals fading playing ability in then of course fading fame drinking was the biggest problem. Nemeth was an alcoholic alcoholic. He settled down in Nineteen eighty-four marrying Deborah. mays woman he met at a voice class with her insistence. Nemeth was able to quit drinking a few years later but after they divorced in two thousand Nemeth began heavily drinking again leading to one of the ugliest and most embarrassing moments of his life during a jets game in two thousand three Nemeth wearing his old number and obviously heavily intoxicated intoxicated was interviewed on the sideline by ESPN reporter. Suzy Kolber he answered one of her questions in a truly shocking way. What does it mean to you at now? Team is struggling kiss. I couldn't care less about the teams throttling Nemeth apologized and entered Rehab. Namus is seventy five years old. It's easier for him to look back now on that improbable win and understand and just how much it changed his life and sports forever. I think about it now. He recently told the New York Daily News. But at the time time I
The Saturday Night Massacre
"Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered. Some of the historical events we cover on retro pod are moments instead of been lost to time forgotten both in details and an important and then there are the events events that stick with us as constant reminders of what history can teach us. This is one of those this is the story of the Saturday night massacre in nineteen seventy two five members of the committee to reelect President Richard Nixon had been caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee's offices at the Watergate hotel the next year a man named Archibald Cox was appointed when it as a special prosecutor to investigate the incident and determine whether the president had been involved in July Cox issued subpoena for secret recordings the president had made of his Oval Office Conversations Nixon refuse he invoked executive privilege to keep the tapes tapes private until finally months later the US Court of Appeals ruled that Nixon had to comply by then the rift between Nixon and the Justice Department had grown and it was clear the president wanted Cox gone and Nixon still didn't want to turn over the tapes why because the implicated him in a vast cover a few days. It's after the ruling. Nixon tried to broker a deal. He said he would not turn over all the tapes but instead would submit a summary of what was in the parts of the tapes related to Watergate Democratic Senator Within listen to the tapes verifying Nixon's Account Cox's answer nope in a statement published in newspapers on October nineteenth nineteen seventy-three Nixon blamed Cox for not accepting his proposal he called it reasonable compromise and ordered Cox to make no further attempts to obtain information on his conversations in response Cox Fox vowed to continue pursuing the tape recordings but Nixon had another more drastic plan to stop Cox from getting the tapes and put it into action the very next day that day a Saturday attorney general Elliot Elliot Richardson was summoned to the White House back at the Justice Department the Deputy Attorney General and three eighths huddled and Richardson's office. They knew why Richardson was being called all to the White House. He was the only one with the authority to fire Cox. Richardson went to the meeting. When he got back confirm their suspicions the president had ordered him to remove Cox. He refused Richardson was prepared to resign as attorney any general instead then the phone rang. It was White House Chief of Staff Alexander Alexander Haig Calling Deputy Attorney General William Ruggles House Richardson would not fight her 'cause it was now his responsibility to do also ruggles house refused and just like Richardson. He drafted resignation letter next in line with firing authority was. US Less Solicitor General Robert Bork he followed Nixon's orders and agreed to fire Cox Nixon won the special prosecutor was gone but the outcry was swift and loud the unprecedented shakeup at the Justice Justice Department became known as the Saturday night massacre and it triggered public and political backlash that accelerated Nixon's eventual downfall that fateful hateful Saturday night after it was all over Cox delivered a statement on national TV. He told the country whether ours shall continue can you to be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people. I'm Mike Rosenfeld. Thanks for listening special. Thanks to Amy Wang for reporting the story for the Washington Post and for more forgotten stories from history visit Washington Post host dot com slash retro.
The Assassin Who Wore Braids and Killed Nazis
"Hey history lovers. I'm Mike Rosen world with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered. Let me introduce you into a stone cold assassin. Her name was Freddie over staging. She had long dark hair which she typically wore in. Braids rate's a girl next door. Look that made her less suspicious to her enemy. The NACI one minute she was seducing them the next she'd pull a gun from her bicycle basket and execute them in the annals channels of the Nazi resistance. They were few others quite like Freddie who passed away in early. September a day. Shy of her ninety third birthday among low she worked with were her older sister. Truce another was a law student with fiery red hair taking up arms against Nazi occupiers and Dutch traders on the outskirts of Amsterdam. They sabotaged bridges and rail lines with dynamite. They shot Nazis while riding their bikes. Yes they don disguises to smuggle Jewish children out of concentration camps Freddie. She was at her best seducing targets in taverns or bars. She didn't bite them for a stroll in the forest and then in her words she liquidated them. We had to do it. She wants said it was a necessary. Evil killing those who betrayed the good people when asked how many people she had killed were. We're helped kill. She replied one should not ask a soldier any of that. Hello Freddy Nanda over. St John was born in Dutch village of Shelton. In nineteen twenty five her parents divorced when and she was a child and she and her sister were raised primarily by their mother a communist to instilled in them a sense of social responsibility. They were poor and slept on makeshift mattresses. The girls may dolls for children suffering in the Spanish civil war and volunteered for an organization helping political prisoners early on during World War Two the family harbored refugees from Germany and Amsterdam including a Jewish couple and the mother and son who lived the addict after German forces invaded the Netherlands in May nineteen forty the Jews were taken to another location deported and murdered Freddie said the experience haunted her and filled with anger she she and her sister began the resistance careers by distributing pamphlets in hanging anti-nazi posters their efforts apparently attracted the attention of an underground round resistance group which invited them to join mom said yes they learned to sabotage bridges and railways and to fire fire guns by truces account was Freddie who became the first to shoot and kill someone. They cried about it afterward. They weren't murderers but they felt a responsibility to assassinate Nazis. Freddie said it was a source of pride and pain a five year experience that she never regretted but still it haunted her late at night unable to fall asleep. She sometimes sometimes recalled the words of an old battle song that served as an anthem for her and her sister we have carried the best to their graves chiefs torn and fired at beaten till the blood ran surrounded by the executioners on the scaffold and Jill but the raging of the enemy doesn't frighten us after the war truce became an artist she died in two thousand sixteen gene in an interview with Vice Freddie said she coped with the trauma of the war by getting married and having babies she lived the quiet it peaceful life. She enjoyed her grandchildren but death was almost always on her mind. Interviews Pretty often spoke of the physics of killing not the feel of the trigger or the kick of the gun but the inevitable collapse that followed her victims fall to the ground in what is inside us at such a moment. She said in a Dutch newspaper. You want to help them get up.
Winnie and Nelson Mandela's Marriage Survived Prison but Not Freedom
"Hey history lovers. I'm mike rosen walled with retro pod. A show about the past rediscovered nelson mandela's extraordinary. Mary life is filled with unanswerable questions. What would he have accomplished around the world. If he hadn't spent twenty seven years behind bars would the course of apartheid in south africa which he fought so vehemently against been halted decades earlier and and what his epic love affair with his wife winnie have survived they met at a bus stop in soweto south africa she was twenty two and as the nation's first black female social -ocial worker her life had already taken off. He was forty married and had three children. He was fixated on a seemingly only impossible goal to end south africa's systemic policies of racism a week later. They got indian food together. He was smitten. He wrote in his biography. I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight but i do know that the moment moment i first glimpsed winning. I knew that i wanted to have her as my wife mandela divorced his first wife and then he and when he got married the relationship was passionate. They held hands publicly and went to jazz clubs occasionally. They fought though about the little things other couples oral about every day like when nelson tried to teach winnie how to drive they were emerging as the ultimate power our couple powerful voices against apartheid in south africa and racism around the world but their happiness and their power was short lived a few years after their wedding mandela was convicted of a treasonous plot to violently overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison meanwhile when he faced her own struggles as she fought a racist political system she was was arrested harassed and forbidden for most social contact in one thousand nine hundred thousand nine. She began serving an eighteen month prison sentence in solitary confinement. She was tortured in her memoir. She wrote the whole experience is so terrible because i had left little little children at home in bed and i had no idea what had happened to them but throughout all the pain both emotional and physical when he stood by her husband in his absence she took up leading the resistance against apartheid she fought for her husband's release in the end though it was a marriage that survived prison but not freedom in one thousand ninety moments after mandela's release iconic hanako photos were taken of him. His right hand raised clenched in a fist. His left hand claps when he's hand the appeared. Still i'm very much in love but the cameras didn't capture the toll that mandela's long imprisonment took on the couple they they were only allowed to see each other during brief prison visiting hours the great depth of their early. Love affair drifted off when he wrote in in her memoir. I had so little time to love him when he also got caught up in political scandals and was even connected with kidnapping in murder she was unfaithful and she didn't deny it two years after mandela was freed. They separated four years later are they divorced. Winnie madikizela-mandela died earlier. This year and mandela always is acknowledged. His ex wife's strength. When he announced their separation. In nineteen ninety-two he conceded that his estranged wife had suffered greatly early and praised her efforts fighting apartheid while he was in prison. He said her tenacity reinforced my personal respect. Don't love and growing affection.
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
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"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And it must be spring because the baseball season has started. Thank goodness. Rockies opened on the road. Of course. And then the home opener is next Friday fours field. What's happening at Hollywood, Todo dot com. And I'm asking that question, of course of my partner. Christian TOTO, I've got a new movie review its Dumbo, not the cartoon that live action version starring Danny devito and Michael Keaton of other famous folks here, including Colin Farrell, and I didn't like it as much as the original cartoon, but it is beautiful to look at. And I think that's going to draw a lot of people checking it out this weekend. Let's get the final box office numbers tomorrow. But we'll talk about that next week on the show. It is animated isn't it the Dumbo character is CGI, but the CGI today looks so darn real that they can make animals that look as lifelike as anything else, of course, Dumbo cut the huge ears. So it doesn't exactly like a traditional elephant, but special effects. Just amazing. People in the yes, the actor's voices. It's real people interacting with the elephant that they can pet and touch and ride and watch it soup. And so around the circus. I thought it was about the Hollywood ten were members of the communist party back in the forties, and that's Dalton trombone trombone. Okay, never mind sequel. Emily la- Tila would say since you're promoting Hollywood and TOTO dot com. Let me promote right my bucket list item. And I think it'll be a lot of people bucket list item. You don't have done eight or nine cruises with a whole bunch of our listeners. In addition to that, we did a fabulous World War Two tour in Normandy and invest on. Riverboat cruise Lasca inland. Passage New Zealand Australia. So this isn't going to be a cruise. This is going to be an African safari ready for this. I mean, this is really a attention. But we're we're going to contact all of our veteran cruisers and a number of which have expressed an interest in this. And we'll see how it goes. This is going to be this November starting on November ninth running through the eighteenth. And we're gonna fly to Cape Town, South Africa. I've been there before and I've been give been the Cape of Good Hope Cape point where the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean come together. So the first several days, we'll be in Cape Town and its surroundings. There's a lot to do there. We're going to visit wine country when we go down to Cape point. We're also going to visit a colony of penguins. There's a an additional sidetrip optional for people who want to stay a few. Few days longer at Victoria, Falls, which is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the in the world, but the highlight of the trip the centerpiece of it is going to be our stay in the greater Kruger National Park region at this beautiful. Exotic Palmer river lodge. Which is inside the Capanna game. Reserve the lodges is luxurious, but elephants you're walking right inside your front door. It's considered a big five. Reserve will see elephants and lions and leopards and African buffaloes and rhinos on our game drives. And we'll go off these extended Land Cruiser type of things for the game drives early morning dust, kind of thing when when the animals are. Are more readily accessible, they're just waking up and you'll get to feed the lions. Won't you feed them with yourself? But I I don't recommend it. It's it's not cheap. But it's about the same price as the cruises with some stays at at fabulous hotels, including the one in in Capetown. So if you'd like to see some color visuals of it, just go to the k website at KOA dot com. Is it KOA dot com? Laurie. What's our it's KOA, NewsRadio dot com. That's why you need to Allah KOA, NewsRadio dot com. When you get to the station's main page there are a bunch of tabs. You can click on at the top of one of his one of it says on air podcast. Just click on that the drop down box will give you a choice of all the hosts and you'll see Mike Rosen at the movies click on that you'll get a link to the travel store they've handled all of our cruises. But right on on that I connection you make you'll get to see some phenomenal pictures of this. So I'm very excited about this. We have a maximum of thirty people. You can't take any. More than that. We had I think on the Mediterranean cruise one year, we had one hundred thirty spouse. Come so, this is thirty. Yeah. And it's going to be first come first served. But this is if you've been on a bunch of cruises, and you've. You're like the fellow who said I took a round the world cruise next year. I want to go someplace different, this is different. Now, it's a a life experience. So I I highly recommend it. You can also contact the travel store directly eight hundred seven seven seven sixty five forty. They know all about it. Obviously, eight hundred seven seven seven sixty five forty or go to I don't want to be one thousand things you can figure it out. All right. We've got some good movies to talk about today. I am judgmental about this. But there haven't been a lot of really good movies league. It's been a rough start to the year. I'd say for sure I think things are going to pick up now by though, it's going to get little summer movie esque with a lot of superhero adventures, but I think at two very good movies talk about today. One big big box office that's us, and that's kind of a horror film and given the highwayman. This is another version of the bunny and CLYDE story. They're both very very good in their own rights. But they're totally different. Which one you want to do? I let's sue us. We get a lot of callers waiting in line for us and also spent seventy million dollars opening weekend, huge numbers. This is from a comedian Jordan Peele who shocked everyone two years ago when he made get out which was. Is very kind of socially aware har- movie. It was very well crafted it was a big hit. I think when a least one Oscar and all of a sudden this sketch comedy guy is a horror movie maker, and he proved with us that he's a very very talented fellow. And that movie was not a fluke. This guy's got a ton of talent little issues with the ending of the film. But it's a very highly entertaining film, and it's sort of a very original. I think you don't see that a lot of horror movies, haunted houses and slashing movies. This one has I guess you could say some meat on its bones as far as the storytelling goats. So we will do us or to say differently. The two of us will do us. Why don't we start with you? Giving us an overview of it. And then we've got several callers are gonna help us with it yet. All right. So this is a story about a family that's going on vacation. And there's a the mom in the in the group had a connection to be rication destination when she was a girl, and that sort of the prologue of the story it connects to the main story, and I don't want to say too much more -cause that'll spoil things, but while they're enjoying themselves one data's a knock on the door. And they realized that there is a family of four outside their home their vacation rental home when they look closer. It's them. It looks just like the four family members, the mom the dad two kids, but they're all dressed in red. They're brandishing. These very sharp scissors, and they are not there for a pleasant visit. And that's where things get really off the rails. And I mean that in the very best of ways. So this is the kind of story that evokes issues of maybe class structure. I don't think it deals directly with race get out Jordan pills. I did that. But it is just extremely and. Enjoyable film the horror. Beets are excellent. I thought they were very good comedy moments that kind of deflate the tension that builds up it's an excellent movie again, I think the ending explains the situation a little bit to precisely. And I think it kinda drains him the tension away. But otherwise us is a very good movie. Let's check in with some members of the Mike Rosen movie club who've seen it. And then we'll ask them to rate it on a scale of one to five using a unit of measure, a clever unit of measure that's related to the movie. Let's start with Gina. I think we have gene online. Gena have you seen us? And would you think I did see us? You know, I was kind of like a maybe not one of my favorite. I I like to get out quite a bit. And when I went to go see this sounds kind of expecting ride, and I didn't I didn't get there. It kind of. But I won't they want them to acting. Excellent. Yeah. This is good. Awesome. Yeah. It's a good cast. And and and you know, har- movies often have less than the acting is maybe suspect at times, maybe low budget, maybe the actors you've never heard before not the case here. But what what didn't connect with you, can you maybe dial down a bit. And see why this movie didn't live up to get out. I know that it it seems to build messages. Okay. You know that that's kind of what what Jordan did and get out. But I wanted to get out of the fact that it it still took me on a ride, and I got to see a different world. But I didn't have to look for the low sign. Yeah. Okay. I kept going I had to look to of. The next step. The whole movie. That's a great point. I will say I I agree. But I thought that the message is coming my way were so interesting, and I guess you could say fuzzy that it kit, my brain working while the story was going on like it wasn't like they were saying, okay. We want to address this topic. And then that topic to me it was more open ended. So I though even though it was obvious. It just didn't bore me in that way. We're going to hold onto for just the to the break. Gina wanna get back to you. And have you review the film as well? If.
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"FM. Welcome back to the show. We are not quite done with captain marvel. We've got one more person who's going to weigh in on the film and peculiar what James has to think I've seen actually met James a couple of times at movie screenings part of being a member of the Mike Rosen movie club is I get to invite people to come along with me valuable price. That's right. Of course, of course, tickets to the see film center and also the Alamo draft house cinema, which will be giving away very shortly to James, but if you are a member of the club, I send an Email invite once a week, maybe once every two weeks saying, hey, I'm seeing this movie. Would you like to join me have met a whole bunch of people that way, so another perk of being a member of the Mike Rosen with club, and how do people get a hold of us if they want to be part of usually Mike Rosen gives away his Email address. Would you happen to know enough atop Mike Rosen at eight fifty KOA? There you go. Thank you very much cost saving me. Yeah. Just send them a message. It'll get to me, and I will hook you up and you'll be member of the club and again, no obligations. You just get an Email from me once week saying, hey, we're reviewing this movie. If you've seen. Let me know. And then in between you get a second Email saying I'm seeing this movie which like to join me, so and sometimes we we do touch on. What's on Netflix? Absolutely all the other stuff which will be talking about later because there's so much out there. My gosh, just this weekend. There's a new movie called triple frontier. I mean my God made for net flicks. As we totally go off topic. That's right specifically made for okay? And I believe the directors Chander waves name, right? He did margin. Call and always lost a very talented, young filmmaker. So again, all the best talent is going to net flicks. When I was watching Netflix this week. I noticed a kept coming up every time. I turned it on. Hey, you wanna watch this trailer? I'm good. Thank you, Mr. Neth lakes, anyway, we'll get James on the line James going to review, captain marvel. James, thanks for joining the show. Well, I appreciate you having me, sir. Captain marvel. I I did really enjoy. It it stayed pretty close to comic books, which was really nice and disregarding all the hype and all the politics. It was a good story line. Everybody around me thoroughly enjoyed it. There was no oh my gosh. They went here. They went there in the storyline was good seeing Colson as a young man with hair. Seems furious. Really tied a lot of the malware university together, if you really look you could see a little a lot of the Easter eggs in in the subtle things around and little files with heading to is a great little adventure. And I love the fact that is so good. I'm sorry. I'm gonna say on top of the story line. What I think is interesting is that this franchise. I think because they know so much is at stake these movies make a gazillion dollars. They do box office bonanza overseas and in the United States. They put a lot of love sweating bullets at Twitter's into them where you get the Easter eggs, you get the little sort of flashes. You get the end credit sequences. There's just a lot of stuff there. And I think that also helps with if you do want to watch it again. And again, this more to see and that means more fun. Oh, absolutely. And you know, as they come out with movies, they kind of fit in between movies more they fit in between storylines. And so it's it's like reading comic books. James, are you a marvel fan? So, you know, all the weirdness that you know, the Ronin was is a Cree and his dad is bad knows. And so do you know all the little weirdness as I call it? I know I know a lot of the weirdness I liked that by the way, I know a lot of the weirdness. But you know, my family doesn't so they can sit there and enjoy it just as much as I am even though I'm looking at so many different things and they're just enjoying the storyline. The visual effects and over. The course of however, many years it's been so far. My kids can go back and look at the original movies and go, oh that makes sense now. Right, right. You keep seeing things over and over again. Well, I know that my husband likes marvel movies, and I like the weirdness unlike you, I know that I know everything that I just mentioned and win an Easter egg comes up for people like me, you're like, oh, you know, what I've always looking at my husband like did you see that? He's like, no, no, I didn't. Oh, absolutely. Even without giving spooners away. You know, when when her her ultimate suit is being designed, you can see the history of captain marvel exactly. Just so cool to see those little subtleties being Prodi. And even if it's quick second or two, well, I actually studied the history of the cat goose. And by the way, he's running. They'll probably win lurking twenty twenty. And at some point is names, not goose in the comic books, but at some point the cat and rocket from guardians of the galaxy followed love, so this isn't a character in the movie because they thought it'd be cute. It's a national character in the comic. But I think I did not know that I need a moment. I rocket wants to eat her. Her and kind of neat. Right. And then he decides he doesn't want to eat or after she lays eggs size, smell a spin off movie. Exactly. I'm looking at some YouTube movies. That's going to come out. Exactly James before we let you go. What did you think about Bree Larssen's performance because I'm not a fan? I think Laurie and has more on team Larson. What did you think that she was well cast here? She is good as the other superhero to softer something is that what you don't care on me. No. Yeah. I was just wondering. Well, she's kind of she soft. That's the only way that I can put it like you look at the lady in Black Panther that play the general over the army. Right. Jan physically imposing or Dan, Danny? I know where Danny okay. And she was very worked out very often. You know? So was that maybe I don't know that doesn't bother me. But James, would you? I was very leery about green Larson doing it. I think in in the overall it was not a bad pick. You know, we can all sit back and go. Well, this person would have been great. But I think she did a good job. It was an intro story. So I don't think she really got a lot of meet behind her. You've got introduction of her. And that and that kind of slowed it up for me a little bit. Okay. I someone online that Emily blunt, an interesting choice, and I agree with that. I only blend in that movie with Tom Cruise tomorrow. I mean, I think she anything. I mean, she could be Mary Poppins she could be an action star. But I think I think I would have liked her as captain marvel. I put nothing pass had. My big test is going to be endgame. For captain marvel. That's why I'm I think I'm really gonna find out when it was a good choice of bad choice because we already know who it is. We know the backstory now we're going to see what the what the actress can do with full fledged. Character does flip her hair a lot in this movie. She she does a lot of hair flip. Didn't bother me that I did hear from several women around me going. That's reality. Even quips back and forth between characters you saw real. You know, friendly bantering. Flipping, you know, being deployed in the desert that was a real soldier right there. It's like it's getting in the way again. All right, James will we've already given our ratings of the film. Now, it's your turn to rate on a scale one to five using clever unit of measure based on the movie. I would say it was three out of five. All right. Very nice hold on tags are half dog. Well, three point five. All right. Your reward. Here is tickets to the Alamo draft house cinema could visit inlet Littleton and also sloan's lake another great place to see movies because no texting no talking. They care about the theatrical experience the right way. And of course, you can have a bite to eat. You can order a snack. You can have a full meal with Ninja-like servers coming and dropping off the food before you could even notice them and fun different events at the Alamo. They felt lots of cool things happening. They are screenwriters actors directors coming by always fun different things happening at the Alamo hoping the passes. Well, great. Thank you. All right. Well, it's like sort of comic book guy there across the back story. You know, the weirdness calling it didn't you just want Samuel L Jackson. Just start just dropping the f bomb just. I think he's funny as they went they spend all his CGI money on getting him to look younger. The dude seventy he looks younger than me. On him and said, okay here. He is you're good to go. So he can do anything. Yeah. That's true. And he has both.
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM. Good morning and welcome to the program. Christian toto. My partner alongside we've got a couple of movies, the talk about some upcoming movies and one that you and I both saw called fighting with my family from the trailers. I got the impression that Dwayne Johnson would have a bigger part, and he actually had. Nope. Didn't you? Yeah. He's they I knew he'd have a smaller part because it wasn't touted as Dwayne Johnson movie when it was pretty small, but he kind of overseas things in a way, it's kind of bayton switch. That's right coming attraction. Anyway, it was better than I thought it was kind of damning with faint praise going to be an Academy Award nominee talking about the Academy Awards. We'll talk about the big Oscar extravaganza less Sunday night. Remember, I said I was up in the air as to whether I was going to see it. Whether I wanted to inflict pain on myself. About politics that they love to parade. An incestuous arrangement. It's the audience and the various presenters onscreen playing to each other in their closed universe. Right. I mean, imagine if someone came up and said, I am very pro-life. And I think you should be to the entire crowd. We start throwing tomatoes at that. Wouldn't they stand up and defend that person's right to have an opinion on controversial issue? You haven't seen Hollywood today. That was a stupid question. I know excuse me, what's happening at Hollywood. And TOTO I have a review of a film, which we'll talk about next week called, Greta which sounds good on paper. It's from a thought focus features, which is a kind of an art house studio, and it's really bad. A kinda rainy at serenity bio pic about Greta Garbo. No in about an older woman who befriends a younger woman. They have a daughter mother daughter relationship in the beginning. And then there's a clingy factor where the mother doesn't want to let go and Isabel who pair is the star khloe grace is the co star good cast. And boy, it's I'm gonna have fun talking about this one. And I hope we get some callers because I'm very curious to see what our audience thinks that because the reviews have not been terrible about sixty or so percent right now and run tomatoes. So you've seen it. Yeah. Yeah. It's wow. It's it's a head scratcher. Okay. So it's not a fairy tale about Hansel. And Greta, no, it's not I wish it were. Okay. I'd throw that. I haven't seen it yet and based on your description probably sometime ago and movie reviews for what twenty five years, I had to decide that I can't possibly see every movie, and I see a lot of movies. I know I'm not going to like not gonna like they're important movies. And they're gonna get big box office and server obliged to talk about it. And we have members of the Mike Rosen movie club who help us with the movie review and some of them like it. It's very subjective. No matter of taste this or what movies interest you in which ones you like, which what you don't which is great. I mean, there's a right or wrong in this. But recognize I can't see him. All it took me some time to do this. But I just started crossing off in my older age movies now that I just don't want to be bothered with. I get a completely, you know for me. I don't like period movies, you don't like horror movies and just certain John was appealed to us are done. And I I do like syntax syntax and grammar I prefer apostrophe movies. It's uncommon movies. That's so much period. Movie. Just kind of. And that's true. They're very abrupt. They are abrupt. Okay. So let's let's start with. We'll we'll save the Oscars for a little can probably spend two segments on that. Guys. Talk about it. And I suspect a lot of our viewers at least watch some of it. The ratings were apparently a little bit better than last year. But still crappy compared to the history second worst ever is the bad news, but up from last year is the good news. Yeah. And why do you suppose it was up from last year? Maybe people curious about the host free Oscars. Maybe the fact that there were some really genuinely popular movies like a star is born but rhapsody in Black Panther were up for best picture. So there's always the theory that if there are more well known movies at blockbuster types that more people will tune in say, I've got to see if it's gonna win or not. All right. Tell us about fighting with my family. Yep. Based on a true story. It's actually based on a documentary by two thousand eleven two thousand twelve that Dwayne Johnson. The former wrestler sought thought it was fascinating and decided to make a movie so he's only a cameo player here. But he's also one of the film's producers. It's about a family in Norwich England, and they are a wrestling clan. They all Russell they teach a school of wrestling and the youngest of them, a boy and a teenager boy in a teenage girl wanna be with the WWE, which is sort of the best of the best. If you're going to be a wrestler. That's what you want to aspire to and they get the chance to train for the WWE. But he doesn't get in. She does her neighbors page that's her stage name, and it's all about her trying to get into the upper echelon of the WWE. It's not easy. There's training. There's sort of mentally challenging you have to have a bit. A big boulder personality. You can't just be a kind of a quiet demure person. But this wrestling, you gotta have the razzmatazz. So it's all about that journey and fighting with the with my family, if you just heard the title, you'd think it was some kind of a a serious domestic drama. Yeah. There are elements of disagreement within the family. But as you indicated is by the way, this is a truer to the true story is based on a lot of movies are. Yeah. Everything I've read about it seems pretty darn accurate. So fun to watch. And also. Yeah, the family themselves. They there's some backstories one of the kids is in jail the patriarch here played by Nick frost is always fun to watch on screen. He served time as well. But there's a lot of love there too. And I think their their hearts are in the right place, which makes the story even better. Now, this is a family from England, and it's a working class family. And it's fighting with my family is a double on time because the entire family is into wrestling the daddy and the mommy and the daughter and the brother, and they aspire to great things, but they may not get there. So at the see, and as I mentioned last week when we talked about the teas on this. The mother replete with bright red hair and a nose ring. Or is it a lip daughter has liberating? No. But and and a a lower class English accent is certainty from game of thrones. Who in that movie is elegant and Queen like quite here. So I wouldn't suspect that this is a performance that she would be prouder of than her see performance, but you know, she's an actor or actress what's proper these days actor, they prefer actor, right? Context. I think actresses perfectly fine. But I think we talk about the skill the profession. I think you say someone's an actor. Okay. I'll say actor they like to show their range, and here's a paycheck associated with some of the funniest moments. Are they family being is sort of verbally out in the open as as possible while another couple is there visiting them. So it's it's funny stuff. Tell us what happened to page after what we've seen on the screen. Well, she has career as a wrestler and then she had to neck injuries. And after the second one, they said, listen, you have to stop you could suffer paralysis you keep going. So last year, she retired. She still with a WWE of behind the scenes, and how long of a career did she have, you know, I think of from two thousand eleven to two thousand eighteen so give or take I don't know how consistently she wrestled. But that was her rain. So I don't, you know, listen, she's still young woman. I don't know her exact age, but I think those kind of injuries you really can't risk it. And you know, whether you think, you know, wrestling. Obviously stage, but it's intense. People get hurt all the time, and you can have severe consequences. So this is not a fake fake sport. It's just the scripted sport. How prominent a wrestler wishy? You know, I don't know. I I'm not a huge wrestling fan. I knew her name for sure. So I think she was sort of in that maybe near the upper echelon, I don't know if callers have a better grasp aware slaying, but she was she was a name for sure. And she did win a belt at some point. Yeah. So I won't say any more about. I don't know how the whole belts. I barely know how belt systems work in boxing because it's different divisions. And there's also chicanery going on. But I imagine there's some theatrical flourish with who wins and who loses in the titles. Well, wrestling, of course, is a very old sport. Hell it goes back to Rome right lympics at one point before they awarded a belt to champions. I had suspenders. Yeah. Which was not as elegant so suspenders were more popular right anyway. All right. We've got a member of the Mike Rosen movie club actually to who want to help us with the movie reviews, and we'll get to them. Let's take a break and just a few seconds. So we'll take that break in and talk about that tees for movies coming up next week, and as promised we'll talk about the Oscars go through some of the winners. And I would note that any flack that Hollywood had taken.
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And as a matter of fact, I'm going up there with some folks to see it tonight. BT stage. Also, go online to be the stage dot com. So we're talking about they shall not grow old Christian TOTO here, also Dave lower. We've got another member of the Mike Rosen movie club who's seen it. And that's Ted. What do you think of they show them grow old? Well, I guess I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it. It's not the sort of feeling you walk out as well. It was really fun film to watch it. Yeah. It was. Nominal work of art by Peter Jackson. And and. You know, you you you guys have made most of all my points. I check them off as you're. The the the downside downtown going to last. But a couple of things I'll say as you know, it seems that this was a. The labor of love for Peter Jackson. I don't think he anticipate making any money on this. And I highly recommend for anybody who hasn't seen the movie to stay for the after feature afterwards, the thirty minutes where he talks about how they they actually created this film. I don't think they expected this to have the cultural impact that it has had because you know, giving it to fathom events. No, insulted them it it's sort of a different approach. I think is could have been like in New York and LA they could've platform did getting all the great buzz the word of mouth the critically critical hails. I think it could have built from that. But they went this approach and you're right. Maybe Peter Jackson. Maybe he didn't even want that. Maybe he thought this was a more pure way to to let it into theaters. And I think that's going to hurt from a box office and Oscar point of view. But I think it's still says nothing will stop the film from impacting us and expect this to be on Amazon or net flicks later on. Oh, yeah. I'm sure it'll go there eventually and home. That's how tens of millions of people can see it. Yeah. Yeah. And you listen he may have said I don't even care how it gets out there. It will eventually hit the funnel and go to home video and be available. And then then then I know that my vision will be out there. And I do agree. I I thought the Lord of the rings was a phenomenal series. But I thought the hobbit was not nearly as good, and I think is I as a filmmaker he's been getting worse instead of better. But this seems like a real return to form, and I'm kind of curious to see what he does next including a Beatles project, but she's been tapped to. In the film. Speaking more, I guess geopolitically about about World War One and the whole twentieth century and it. No. Although World War Two is fairly straightforward. We're fighting Nazism. You'll why are we fighting was it was easy question to answer. But World War One a lot murkier. It just seemed like a war that shouldn't have happened in just one event with other and it happened. But it also it seems that will we're one led to a lot of the lane your carnage in in in the twentieth century as Mike alluded this earlier that the armistice paved the way for Hitler to come to power. And also the Russian revolution. There's you know that that. The the. Backdrop of World War. One could've probably did have an effect on the run. The fact the Russian revolution happened. So you look at stolen Hitler and even Mallon Pol Pot. All the carnage that happened as a result of Marxism, and Nazism and kind of wonder is hat will were one bit avoided all this other with all these other world events have happened nine century after the Bolshevik revolution in nineteen seventeen. With Lenin in charge that the Russian just walked away from the first World War. And was it a part of the genius. This is that none of that is really talked about. This is not political. This is not about history. It is about their experiences in the trenches. And I think that that hyperfocused is one of the reasons why it's so magical. As as you mentioned earlier the soldiers were were talking about how when they captured Germans they got along. Really well, and they were they're talking about. Why are we fighting? We shouldn't be fighting each other. And and the what struck me about the description early in the film when they're talking about going to war, and you know, is that. It was a much less cynical generation than we have today where you'll the government said, okay? We we're going to go off to war, and and everybody signs up until okay? We'll just do what we're told. Whereas, obviously, we live in a much much different culture. Give us a rating on the movie using a unit of measure that has something to do with the movie on a scale of one to five ten. Dave the behind alluded earlier, but I I'll give it a four and a half out of five bad teeth. Okay. And what do we have for dead? We have passes the Alamo draft cinema two locations when sloan's lake when the little tin in third coming this summer in Westminster. So look for that. And of course, no texting no talking. It's one of the great things about the Alamo draft has experienced and they've got fun stuff and this one sold out. But it's what I mentioned is going give you teaser. What kinds of fun events are happening at the Alamo. They've got a Shaun of the dead beer dinner night. It's happening next week. It is sold out. You can't go to it. But it's just part of the kind of the festive spirit that they have at the Alamo. There's always something kind of cool and interesting happening. Actress town screenwriters directors different beer nights. It's always something new with the alma. Okay. Ted. Thanks again. Talk to you again in the future. David any last comments on this one last comment, you'll find a resemblance to the wizard of Oz? And one aspect the first fifteen minutes of the film are in black and white silent scratchy film, the last fifteen minutes are silence, scratchy film, the hour that sandwiches inbetween, his all glorious, smooth color. Yeah. It's funny. I grew up in the eighties, and they were colorizing films back then, but they were doing it very quickly, very cheaply. And it almost always looked terrible. This is not that colorization this rather beautiful. I don't think it ever jumped out of me or I thought oh that looks cheaper looks inauthentic. It looked real. And that's just part of magic here. I wonder now that it's in general distribution of mass distribution. Whether all the theaters are going to be showing it in three D or some. We'll be showing it in two d I think they do both. I saw it in two d recently. It is available in three d did you interview in three d by shot in three? Okay. No. I don't think any of us. Here are big fans of three day. But what was your? Well, I've seen three d where the difference is more dramatic than two d and I haven't seen it in two D. So I can't compare. But when you took the glasses off, I think it's a little more marginally more powerful and three D than as long as you. See it. See it in three D. Yeah. Okay. And by the way, the way would you like to buy the three D glasses? They gave me I s from back in seventy five cents or. I have four pairs. By the way, the movies made tiling million at the box office overall made about two point four last week in its first weekend of wide release. So that's for a documentary. That's excellent. And I think it's gonna keep on climbing. If someone out there sees a lot of three movies, maybe they get three D contact lenses and see the whole world in three d if all the time. Things are actually on that. Rating. Yeah. Let's let's write it. I'm going to give it five. And in this case. How can I not give it five out of five? It's it's one of a kind five endless artillery barrages. I'm gonna give it four and a half logs. I'm gonna give it five out of five badly needed dental appointments. Good. All right. Let's take a break. We'll tease what men want this movie? We're gonna reviewed next week that.
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And now for Mandy Connell. We're talking about this really dramatic overwhelming documentary about the first World War, thou shall not grow old. Now, we've all seen Quentin Tarantino Tarantino movies and movies like that. With gratuitous gory violence. Here's a warning. This is a very gory movie in places UC corpses. On the battlefield actual corpses. People who die in the muck and mire and our left there since nobody can go out to no man's land. And drag them back you see the very first entry of tanks. Armored vehicles. Like this on the battlefield who go along their merry way. Trampling over the bodies that you've you've just seen. Knowing know that going in it's part of the first World War if that would be a disqualifier than don't see the movie if you want to bring your children to a movie like this, depending on their age know this in advance. But what they'd be seeing is the reality of a horrendous war on both sides, and it's different than movies that show blood and guts and combat me like saving private Ryan, the first ten or so minutes is sort of remarkable in that way. But this is real. And even though you don't have the gory close ups. It's still conveys the toll that it takes another quick point before we get started Samara callers. I was amazed toward the end the film. They talk about how the British soldiers chatted with the German soldiers who they who they do they captured. Yeah. And there wasn't much animosity there. They both were there. All just sick of the war. They hated the war. They could connect with these other people as human beings. I was amazing. And how convivial that they're there it they put they put the whole fight against they put out of the picture that. Hey, we're we all survived in this amazing. And I I the humanity. There was just stark from the testimony of some of the World War One veterans whose voices you'll hear they explain them when they return back to Britain, by the way, these were only British soldiers except for the German soldiers that are depicted in this documentary when these Brits, the veterans turned back came back to civilian society. They could talk about this only among themselves because they discovered that. Nobody else could possibly understand what they went through. I get that. And that's still happens today. We're veterans talked to veterans, but it sounds like they were either dismissed or treated badly for being a war veteran that I did not know that that that was jelly made the point that there were places where they couldn't get John get John. To combat veterans, go home. It was just amazing and the war the goriness of it was simply would not within the comprehension of the people who were back. They didn't know about how gory it was. And we heard about similar things with the Vietnam war when our soldiers will come back to the states and be and be treated badly because they thought what what they did what they didn't do what the image was that the that the veterans soldier here. That wasn't the case. It just didn't understand it. They didn't get it. I they weren't able to watch it on TV. Yeah. That's part of it. Too back in the early nineteen hundreds. There's one aspect of it. Beyond the film itself. That's fascinating to me. And that's the potential for this technical this new technical advance on other films, think of all the films that Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton did fast action acrobatic types of films that we really haven't been able to appreciate up to now because of the nature of silent film itself. Now, we can see the way they were really intended for the first time the future for restoring a lot of silent films is limitless. But that also begs the question, what is the is this new artist who's recreating it? Are they keeping in the faith of a Charlie Chaplin? I mean, this is still a matter of interpretation, which is interesting, I meant that they shouldn't do agree. But if you had a new generation of artists reinterpreting an old generation of artists, there's some well all licensed all they would be doing is restoring it to normal. Motion. Okay. I wouldn't even get into the colorization report any of that other stuff just the normal motion making silent films, look like modern films. Will not be affecting anything in the film itself, except it will allow us to see what Chaplin Keaton had in their minds when they did the shoulders. The soldiers talk about how they fried bacon on the front lines. Their method of warming up water for T via machine guns that were water cooled. How they went to the bathroom, and there's a scene. This gives feel the trains a bad name. The the army. There's one. When when scene where you're watching these fellows from behind sitting on a on a log. I won't say anymore. In any event. Talk about and that's the lack of dental care. World War One participants unless you were born with perfect teeth, you had horrible horrible teeth. And which is interesting because they're all given a toothbrush and they didn't use it on their teeth. Obviously, they use to clean their buttons. Yeah. You see rats fat rats feasting on on the bodies lice? They worked diligently to remove the lights from their bodies. And then the eggs left behind hatching the license role there the next morning, and how tough it was even to get some sleep. It was the matter of fact approach the way they described it which shocked me as they just said, this is what we needed to do to survive. It's it's it's how humans can just persevere in any situation. And they all seem to be happy. They went through the experience was a profitable experience for their lives. All right. Let's let's check in with a couple of members of the Mike Rosen club like Rosa movie club who have seen the movie and would like to share their appraisal of it with us. Let's start with Dylan. What did you think of a Dylan thought, it was a carefully crafted piece of documentary cinema focused on real history and the emotions resident people who've lived through those events technically impeccable was non narrated as marvelous and really draining me. Entirely draining is a good word, you really gonna walk out of the theater thing. A bit woozy. Did it we're we're kinda lavishing praise on the film Dylan his anything you thought could have been done differently or better. I mean I for a documentary. It was just so marvelous I I don't really know much better. Maybe it'd be patient could have. Could've ended a little better. I don't know. But at the ending credits song fantastic. Well, you didn't want it to end with the Germans winning. Did you? I kinda liked that part of the actually neither side one. Who was an armistice? Yeah. I thought the film is maybe a tad repetitive at times just because there was it was just the sort of the trench warfare. And it didn't have a narrative flow. I think toward the end. It's would have picked up a bed nNcholas show different elements their best mile a very mild. Critique what what element of the movie impacted you the most the visuals the sound the anecdotes what what jumps out tilling, probably individuals and semantic goes. But I thought I really showcase companionship and the youth of these men alongside the horrors and traumatic spectacle of war. There was a couple of images white men drowning in mud and rotting flesh foods sell probably stick with me for a while. And the whole mud thing the mud being so must impossible to remove your boots out of and speaking in some places, it was like quicksand. Yes stepped into the mud, and it pulled you wonder, and you couldn't escape by the way. When I said neither side one warriors ended with an armistice. However. Massive reparations were imposed on Germany and in essence World War. Two is the continuation of World War run one because of how how poorly the piece was handled. Yeah. Winning side. I've read it. This was from history dot com. That's sixteen million that's civilians. That's also combatants. But it sounds like they were other other things that kind of compounded the death toll to so. All right. The most important piece that was just like when you watch this film. You're looking into the living faces real people real terror. Well, we're going to give a let's have Dylan give his ranking right now, we may have to wait to the break, we generally, right? This on a scale of one of one to five using a clever and relevant unit of measure that something to do with the movie what you're taking four and a half. Peter Jackson passion project satisfied. That's good. Very good. All right. Well, even when you reward is tickets to these see film center on colefax, a wonderful place to see movies have a drink have a bite to eat also checkup free solo one of the documented movie the documentary movies nominated for best picture this year. Chozas passes. All right. Thank you Dylan. We'll take a break here. Check in with Ted another member of.
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"AM and ninety four one FM belong as always with by partner. But by the way, what's what's happening? Christian TOTO at Hollywood and her dot com. There is a new movie review for film that will talk about next week miss Bala, which Rodriguez it's a remake of an of a Spanish language film. And it's about a young woman who is kind of caught in the wrong place at the wrong time with the drug cartels in Mexico. And she has to not only survive but fend for herself. So I don't know how well it will do at the box office. I it's not a big draw. But I had some real issues with the movie it's sort of ambitious in a certain way of kind of a mess and others. So we'll we'll dig deeper into that next week. All right. So back to STAN and Ollie. The opening scene is set in nineteen thirty seven at the height of their career when they're working for how Roach at Warner Brothers. And what you're what you're watching is their performance. In a dance number called way out west. Now, they won't be confused with Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers as far as dancing skills, but their choreographed dance steps were amusing. Yes. And they do this to the. The. A number called way out west as I mentioned, you'll see this repeated later in the show as well. And they're doing it in a studio with a phony backdrop, it's a western seen behind them. You get a sense of what it looks like in a movie studio, but that only lasts a few minutes, and then they fast forward sixteen years later, the nineteen Fifty-three and by then they're affair was their careers were in their twilight and ALI'S health because of his weight girth was failing and they decide to take a tour in Europe. Culminating in big show in London. And this is also going to be part of the promotion for a takeoff on Robin Hood is right. That STAN is writing because that's what STAN does STAN is very serious offstage, and STAN is also a tough businessman. Trying to renegotiate a contract. And this is key. I was aware of this historical note before I saw the movie how Roach who's famous was involved with with so many famous vaudeville comedians who then moved into silent movies, Charlie Chaplin, and others was no was notoriously stingy, and he had maneuvered it. So that stands contract and ALI'S contract expired a different dates several months apart. So they couldn't hold out for a raise as a team very clever now Ali wanted more money, but he wasn't gonna push it. But STAN did push it and confronted you see this scene. Confronted on a set. How roach? How Roach is playing played by Danny Danny Huston who's who's the son of that great director and actor John Houston, and he's always played. Villains. I mean, really nasty Bill if you remember magic city that movie about Miami in the nineteen fifties. He was a terrible brutal gangster capable of all kinds of torture. So when you see Danny Houston, you're not gonna get somebody who's a snowflake. That's right. So. He he was so steadfast than so intransigent that STAN winds up splitting from Ali and getting another partner for which Ali never forgave him. This is very important to the movie and use discover this early. So it's not a pod killer. So in comparison to what the stars are like today because when you become famous you have much more clout and more money and more power. But back then it was the studio types who pulled most of the strings, so they just didn't have the ability to fight back. It's like major league baseball before. Exactly. Exactly. All right. So pick it up from there. Yeah. And so it's they're going on a tour, and they are finding not exactly full houses. They are struggling financially. They've got divorces behind them that like to make more money, and they also want to get more fame kind of get back in the good graces of Hollywood to make that Robin Hood comedy and things are not going. Well, there there's sort of a little bit of animosity between them the shows are not doing well. But they still have some of that magic. They still have some of that drive. And as the story goes on they get a little bit of the old Mojo back, and it's all about that transformation. And also the bond between these two figures who are very different. Different appetites, but they had a respect for each other in a love that is very important in it. I almost feel like the movie was good up until there's one big confrontation with the rest of which is flat out great. Steve Coogan who plays STAN laurel is a very popular British comedian who is famous for doing impressions, everybody from Al Pacino to Sean Connery and Michael Caine? He's great and Michael Caine. So Steve Coogan is part of this. He and rob Brydon do these movies called the trip? The trip to Spain the trip to Italy. I think there may be two or three now. Anyway, it's just like a travelogue quasi scripted. They go to these different restaurants, and they sampled their fares. And these two men and a middle aged now are talking about their wives and relationships and comedy in their careers. It's it's like they're playing themselves, but kind of a car not a cartoonist, but sort of a fictional version. And they're very funny, and very charming, very, talented, fellow and Boise. He here and classic movie teams. Oh, Abbott and Costello Martin and Lewis, Ginger Rogers, and Fred Astaire, we're not always off the screen as friendly with. Each other as they appear to be I think that Abacus Stella were much more acrimonious offscreen than these two characters. But I I had a quote from Lou Costello who called lowland and hardy the funniest comedy team of all time. So pretty pretty good praise. Yeah. Their classic. I do yourself a favor and see this movie, especially if you grew up with laurel and hardy, even if you didn't. But especially if you grew up with you know, as we discussed it's unlimited distribution you can see to chase artiste. I don't know where else is playing in the Denver areas. Shea Surtees in art house, and they have films it wouldn't be any place else because they're not gonna do that big box office. But it was just a great experience, and it's only just over ninety minutes. Yeah. And expected a sentimental journey at insects such a good film. But it was Santa mental in in many places. In addition to that, there's a wonderful line. You'll look for toward the end of the movies are very tender moment where Ollie tells STAN I'll miss us when we're gone. I mean, it brought a tear to my. Yeah. It was it was very poignant. We've got Bob. Who's remember? Mike Rosen cub in new member he still saw the movie, and he wants to tell us what he thought about it. Go ahead, Bob. Hey, timing. Well, I did kind of grow up with. The comedian referring to and I did have. I can't remember the Hanna Barbera cartoon in the mid sixty gosh and. Mike was using the word putting it in the category of Dr throw throwing and I had bought it as a bio pic? But maybe the words of Senator close enough. I think sure tomato I say tomato. Also earlier struggled the technical term for that is controller Quist figures a dummy because I I was gonna. My horn and say, I want a talent show have been. Okay. Little rural Colorado. Did you keep moving your lips? We're out of people liked it. I I did get a prize. And I I believe I had some accolades there will you probably didn't know this. But I can do ventriloquist without moving my lips. I'll give you an example. None of the words are intelligible. But I don't move my. All right. Timeless in a home run. A baseball term. And what about the relationship with the two I found it very touching and real talk about their connection. It opens with the sort of tit for tat argument and know. Gentlemen, do with your precis earlier. But I thought the worst betrayal came up, and I wanted to mention that. Could have the. Title of the movie down and all and then. It's also a tale of reconciliation at the end. Both as my pointed out, they both seem to. Expression appreciation for one another and what they've done over. The course of a long career, I gather that Laura wasn't making much money before he was put together with Harvey. Yeah. They're they're actually working in the same studio and sometimes together, and then someone said, hey, these guys have chemistry. Let's put them together directly and make that combination. Bob, I'm going to give you if you haven't already gotten what about a couple of minutes to come up with a clever unit of measure on a scale of one to five that has something to do with the movie Christian. I will throw in.
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"Popcorn a box of it. This is Mike Rosen at the movies on KOA, NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM. Welcome back to Mike Rosen at the movies. I'm Laurie Lynn Barker in for Mike and along with Christian TOTO and we've been talking about the phenomenon called net flicks. So we're gonna talk about the dairy girls telling about the dairy girls. Yeah. It's a story set in the nineteen nineties at a an Irish school. It's about a bunch of precocious Irish teenagers all women except for one little town for fellow and it's all about their misadventures their banter, they're kind of sexual cravings and their miss misbehavior. And it's charming, and it's sweet, and it's goofy. And it's a little salty. And it's really addictive. It's only six episodes. We've got one season. The new season's coming March overseas. I don't know how long it will take before. A Netflix gets it. I suspect they may speed up the process, I think they will too. I think that's what they did with the great British baking show. Yes. I think demand is big now here. So I think they're gonna get it. Here's quickly as possible. We shall see. But yeah, I thought it was charming. This is up a writers regularly some guillano her stuff. But this is her vision. It's loosely based on some of her experiences. I didn't realize. Yeah. And it just feels authentic. It feels raw in real. And it's funny and the actresses are terrific. They're very interesting, and they're kind of embodying certain stereotypes, but doesn't feel stereotypical. It feels fresh. The first episode. They decide they're going to they're going to beef up their uniforms because they go to Catholic school, and they all have Jean jackets on will. Then then one of them the the mother says that she can't wear them. So none of them were except for the one girl. She's like what happened to the jacket, and they're like, we're not wearing she's well, I'm not going to wear them. I'm not going to be the only one being an individual, which I'd love that's really cute lie. Lot of it is set in Ireland. These people have heavy Irish brogue. The complaint that I've seen online is that it's kind of hard to understands understandable. Honestly, I put on these subtitles. You need to reveal your hand Christian. Right. And by the way, there's a little bit of kind of the local politics that troubles this sort of the bombing. And so it's I think it's woven pretty effectively into the storytelling. Well, and they addressed that in the first episode or be the second episode where the soldiers come on the bus. Yeah. Yeah. So it's Cussing. Yeah. Exactly. Because they're little. They're good Catholic girls. Have you gotten to the end of it? No. I have not. Oh, well, I'm going to see if the caller that we have with us. Okay. Has gotten to the end. Dave are you with us? I am. And I watched the whole bag. I'm thinking one day. Oh, it's only a half hour long in six episodes. So it's certainly doable for us kind of bingeing nation. So right, absolutely. I'm so conflicted on this show because like I don't know that I've seen a confederate see of on this level since like I Tanya. Only one character who's completely likable, which is the husband. But even though it's a show about dumb people doing dumb things haven't helped me. I love this thing. Isn't it cute by owning how goofy these characters not just the girls, but their families are I'm not spoiling a darn thing for the show now, it's downright magical by by showing how goofy everyone can be. And having it be so excellently executed with the writing and the acting. It goes from just being dumb people to being incredibly endearing you can't help. But root for news girls to make it and make it happen. And the plan's gonna work out. Even though it never happened. Never happened. No matter what they do a couple of points. You're only six episodes at short even if even British series may go a little bit longer than that also the production. I think this was in early two thousand eighteen it came out. So they're taking their sweet time to make new episodes, which suggests that there the creative process is lengthy and elaborate, and I think it's why it it show. When you watch it 'cause it's so crisp and the banter is so quick and everything about is very tight. There's no boring moments has no sort of dead air. It's all very well put together. And I think that maybe that just takes time in a way that it reminds me, it's a completely different total show. But there's another British comedy called spaced. They may know as made by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg has Shaun of the dead and all this other stuff. It was very like it me feel on its on its surface to you about Reno just characters doing whatever. And all of that goes, a light hearted thing like friends, but dairy girl a very deliberate about what it wants to accomplish. Which is something really easy to to. Appreciate the whole chips thing for chips has four five. Okay. Five is five enough. And then the next time I'll take seven chips. What I love about the show is it's a show set in Ireland that as an American I get I'm not a girl. I'm a guy. I get it. I get the emotions I get the tension. I get the family dynamics. And that's what's beautiful about Netflix bringing shows overseas to America is that its it translates beautifully. There's no sort of hiccup the differences the chips and some of the language in some of the references get it. It's not what we go through. But it's the universality of the whole story, which is really a home run. And I think it's adorable. I like I said there's there. That's the only word except for. There are a lot of four letter. Yeah. Its course. And then they bring in the the exchange students, and she's so funny. I mean, it's just like, and then the whole dog seen and then the crush on the priest didn't here, just like, wow. It's just like you said, I did they just brought it over here and just kind of put it up there and the main complaint that I've seen is that, you know, people just don't understand the accents. Well, and those are my peeps easily fixed. So I'm not having a lot of trouble with that kind of show. You wanna watch maybe more than once because there's a lot of things flying at you. So I can time you'll get the language the accent. And you'll get some more jokes. Right. Right. So let's break this. Can I read one more thing is there's a senior the end that that kind of makes a nod to inclusion and a lot of TV shows, especially in the US winter trying to be inclusive to other groups that may not be Representative or whatever it's very ham-fisted enforced. And when it happened in this show, it's so true to who these characters are. And it's hard to say. It has six two half hour episodes. How do you know who these characters are hit by the second episode? Yeah. Very that seems very meaningful and thought out but not forced and just feels very true and natural to the thing is really impressive. Excellent. I agree. Go ahead and rate it I'm we're going to rate it. I didn't know we were going. I'm gonna give it four to five bullied backfires. I thought it was just so so charming and funny, and Dave I wanna give it four to five state miracles. I'm going to give it four out of five lipsticks, very good. That was in the second episode. Not one but two awards few today. I the the sort of this special reward our passes to Tuesday's screening of the shell knock grow old. It's the movie that everybody's talking about Peter Jackson's recreation of war one footage, it is by all accounts. Amazing. So I hope you enjoy that presentation. And also, of course, Alamo draft house semi tickets, either sloan's lake or little tin, a great place to check out a movie, it's an experience, it's fun. And of course, no texting no talking. So enjoy those combination of passes. Thanks so much. Thank you. Dave. Are you a bench watcher? I wish I was just don't have the time by the time. I go to bed, and I put on a show that I wanted. Episodes a miracle. So in theory, I'm waiting for a massive flu, which I do not want. Right. But I just I don't have the time. I wish I could I had I had the instinct in two inch. But I just can't well real quick. We have about a minute and a half left. Let's talk about the Oscars in net flex. We were talking off the air that there are two movies actually that are being acknowledged for the Oscars this year and they're living on net flicks right now, do you know, the reasoning behind that? Oh, gosh. I don't know. I mean, I think there's different reasons why you'd wanna go to net. Flix? There's no the reason that they got nominated because they're good on what the Koran is. You know, is is a big name director of his ostrich before. But I mean, the world is changing a Netflix movie now has more cash than it did a year ago. I just think the culture is evolving, and I think filmmakers are looking at Netflix has a viable platform. And also as a way to reach the masses the bird box movie, we talked about got millions of viewers in a way that wasn't possible in the theaters and last year they did. It with mudbound. If you remember it wasn't. I don't think there's a big enough movie or didn't have the cash, right? But yeah, it was kind of them feeling waters. So next week. What movies are you're looking at. Unfortunately, we're talking about serenity. Anne Hathaway anathema punishing serenity is firefly's firefly. But that was the name that was the name of the movie that spot off the exactly he's also a wonderful film called STAN and Ollie about laurel. And hardy, and we may touch on the kid who would be king of recharging movie for kids. But I think adults will like it too. And not the LEGO movie too. That's coming soon. I thought that was next weekend. The week after it's coming out early. Okay. Because I love the Batman. Like, I have watched that more than once voice leave that at that. We'll thanks for being with me today. Christian. Thank you. This is Mike Rosen at the movies. I'm Laurie Lynn Barker filling in for Mike Rosen along with Christian TOTO, we'll be back next week on KOA NewsRadio. Are you worried about your mom or dad living alone in their house? Hi,.
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"Go to be the stage dot com. This one's called disenchanted sounds fun. By the way. Can you give the information about the Mike Rosen movie club wanna recruit more members in two thousand nineteen like I said before one of the perks that you get to see the movies with me before the open for free. And also, you get be part of the show get some those rewards the free movie passes, so lots and lots of fun things about the Mike Rosen movie club. Well, I would give some information. But this is a very exclusive club. It is true. So exclusive we don't want anybody. However, all you have to do is Email me, very simple. Mike Rosen KOA NewsRadio dot com. Just Email me. I will read all my emails, by the way, I will take your information down and and Christian will contact you. And put you on the roster, and you might even get to go to a show with him and me, they go, and and it goes from there. Yeah. It's fun. And we reward the members of the Mike Rosen movie club who helped us with the movie reviews with with passes to Alamo draft house film center. Yeah. To great play. Denver has for. Sure. All right. Tell us about Ben is back. Yeah. It's a new movie it's been out for weeks or ready, and is only made about three million. It's a small film and independent film. But I don't think it really kind of captured the guys like the people behind the scenes expected, and it's really didn't get any award season buzz. Shame. It's about a mom. Played by. Julia Roberts, and Ben is back. Her son is Ben he's back for the holidays, but he supposed to be in rehab. He's got a serious drug addiction, and he surprises her by coming back home. And now, it's the it's a very kind of a test of wills between the two people because she knows that he's better off in rehab getting better getting healthy. But at the same time, she loves her, son. She wants her son home for the holidays, and she's praying and praying that he can conquer his demons. But it won't be that simple. Obviously. It's a really powerful film. I spoke to the film's director and writer. His name is Peter hedges his son Lucas hedges is the star. He plays Ben. So kind of a family affair, and he talk. About how the son didn't wasn't really super eager to do this project for that reason just felt like maybe to, you know, having your dad or on the set, and it might be sort of people think they're giving him sort of favors or treating him with preferential treatment. But they came together they work together. I think it's a beautiful film. Lucas hedges is a just a wonderful young actor doing a lot of citizen Manchester by the sea he was in mid nineties. He's just got a great future ahead of him. And you can see that here. I will say the movie the second half isn't as compelling as the first it'd becomes more of a thriller as opposed to the really stark personally drama, you see the first half, but beautifully acted well observed, and it just really makes you think about addiction in the horrors of it. And how intractable it is even for people trying as hard as they can what kind of box office is just three million. It's it really hasn't caught fire in limited release. So I understand that the numbers and never gonna be huge. But this is a movie that comes out, they call it a platform released, but they've lease in a few theaters, and they kind of slowly. Expanded. But without great great reviews. I think it's got good knock reviews and without that sort of Oscar season intensity. It just doesn't have a chance to kinda catch on which is a shame. I it's not a romantic comedy action film, superheroes opportunity. So you know, it's one of those good films. It's relevant. Absolutely is uplifting or depressing. You know, there are certainly elements of both there. I don't wanna get chew into that. Because it might reveal a bit of the ending its stark for sure. And and I spoke to the director. He said how much research went into looking into what addiction is what the treatments are. Also, you know, this is a middle income couple at the heart of that. Julia Roberts and her new husband and they can afford, but just barely the treatment. A lot of people. Can't I think insurance coverage can be spotty at times. So it's a very complicated issue. And I think with opiate abuse across the country, it's very timely. It also came out a few weeks after beautiful boy, which was the Steve Carell movie with a series similar topic, which is actually on Amazon prime right now. So people can check that one out. But yeah, it's a tough sell for this movie. But I think that people who see it may come away with a different perspective on addiction. It's powerful regarding some of the great series on television Ray Donovan just finished at six season where linear Ray Donovan. She's your number. Bigger into the O. Lynn, our producer is in wiz at the TV show. She catches up and almost everything. And I think she follows more of them that that I do. Also, she's always saying you've got to watch this list of twenty or thirty minutes. So you know, if I ever if I ever commit some crime go to jail and placed in solitary confinement, which is possible twenty years. I'll have a chance to catch all of these. Anyway, the Shriver's fabulous in this. This is one of the darkest series ever, by the way and in season six the one that just concluded the it moved moved from from California from Hollywood to New York, and I'm not exaggerating. When I say that Ray Donovan lives drivers character gets beaten up in every single episode. He should find a new gig. Well, the enjoys what he does he loves his work. This one really is a start though, and they tied up an awful lot of strings in episode twelve in the last chapter of this season that they don't always do because this carries forward from one year to the next. So I guess there's going to be a season seven. I haven't heard anything one way or another. I haven't heard a confirmation. But I think it's still pretty successful. I think it's of Showtime signature series. I would be shocked if it goes away. But we'll see I mentioned earlier that the Orville is back for its second season. And you can binge this as well right now. There are a whole bunch of episodes available. Standing ollie. You're gonna review that next next Saturday, and I'm not going to be I'm going to be out of town. And I still haven't seen it. I wasn't able to go to the screening. And I can't find it anywhere. When's it going to be released in theaters in limited release yesterday? Okay. Artist or one of the one of the local art has a mainstream release. But boy is it good. And it's fun. And I'd say, I think I think when I was a boy that I was more of an Abbott and Costello fan than a laurel and hardy fan, but I loved them both. And I just think that the performances here are spectacular. And it's got a there's a sweetness to it. And I think just the way it a Vokes the era, and it's so fascinating. Because these two superstars have comedy or struggling when the movie opens kind of later in their career. But also today the stars have all the power. They've got all the money. They can call the shots. But back then it was the the Hal Roach's of the world who can pull the strings and even the superstars were kind of at their whim before the hulk HOGAN era in professional wrestling, which is a performance shirt. Right. Am I gonna burst anybody's bubble? Santa Claus or something? It was a show. But one of the remember when they used to tag team matches. Oh, yeah. Those are my favorite by the windows. Aci? I'll never forget this impression on me when I was thirteen fourteen years old in the fifties. I remember that laurel and hardy did a match. I don't remember this against Abbott and Costello in the ring. Are you serious? No, I made that. I go to YouTube. I am. I am. So what do you prefer of a? Laurel and hardy fan or Abacus elephant team. That's a false dilemma I have to choose can like them. She had been Martin and Jerry Lewis yet. Do the Ritz.
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"Eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM. With my partner person total right now, we're talking about the movie the upside with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, by the way. It got a forty percent rating from the professional critics at rotten tomatoes, but an eighty eight percent rating from normal civilians. I had some flaws with it. I thought it was very very much a crowd pleasing movie, and certainly predictable certainly for me. But I think that audiences would connect with it. And you mentioned there's not a lot of humor. But I think the humor here is affected. Yeah. There's some slapstick humor and Kevin Hart. His his characters tend to go overboard there were elements here where he was predictably overboard, obviously, Bryan cranston's character is very low key, given the fact that his physical condition, but I thought the two of them connected. Nicole Kidman his in it. She plays. The the longtime executive assistant to Bryan Cranston who maybe has a crush on him. And there you go. Yeah. I surprised by her in that role because it's not big role. She perfect star. But she's finding it. All right. Let's check in with Robert and see what he thought of the movie. Hi, Robert, what did you think of the upside? Hello. Hello. Yeah. I saw it pretty early on in from the previews I had seen which weren't many. I kind of thought it was going to be more of a drama in. Sometimes I'm not a real big fan of some of the bigger Hollywood, or this type movie, sometimes they can be cliche or too predictable or just sell everything out for the viewer. And and I can't stand that this one. I was kinda surprised I thought it had a lot more humor than I expected. And I didn't think it was to appreciate except for maybe the catheters team. But it was a I thought it was quite funny. A lot funnier than I than I expected. Would you think about the connection between the two characters? I mean, I think that chemistry is often spoken about in romantic comedies. But I think that as a chemistry here to which may be don't wouldn't necessarily expect. Yeah. I thought they were great together. And. Yeah, cranston. His. Acting and I thought about that during the movie, you know, with just sitting in a wheelchair aged great, Kevin Hart. I've discussed with other people and comedy actors often are very good at drama because I think comedy's hardest thing and I thought Kevin Hart get great at both comedy and drama as you said Christian. And I think that I think about back to Robin Williams who when he was buttoned-down he had such energy and vitality to him that even when his buttoned-down it came out in some fashion. I think that's what you see a little bit with Kevin Hart here where he's got such a coil of energy to him that even when he's playing a straight role so to speak he can't help but kind of peak out, and I think that's one of the reasons why enjoy the movie. I agree. And and also is acting with great I'm, but actually I thought all of them. I mean, it was a good ensemble. I mean, it was all great acting from Nicole Kidman, Bryan, Cranston to Kevin Hart. Even Margallo's is that her last name Julian americ- Alycia, she had the small, but critical role is the date. Right. And I mean, she did. Okay. And I don't think she wanted. Her part wasn't your wasn't really likable part. But she played well as well. Yeah. So are you surprised that critics are have been so cruel to this movie? Or does that the kind of par for the course? Yeah. And I liked what? Mike just said it is very entertaining. And I didn't think it was quite as cliche like I said before is some bigger Halley mood with movies like this. I kinda liked it. You kind of knew where it was going. And all bet extremely entertaining. And a lot more funny than than I expected. Yeah. And it did. Well, the box office not a huge hit. But twenty million the first weekend, and they expected run ten twelve at best. So Kevin Hart has a sizable audience, and it's one of way, I think the Oscars made a horrible mistake by firing him or kind of forcing him to quit because I think he might have drawn more people to watch the the big Ostra night. But I think that's not going to happen. Now, one element of it that was predictable. These two men that come from completely different cultures along the way get to introduce to one another parts of their culture that the other might not be aware of. So Bryan Cranston is is showing Kevin Hart. The the beauty of opera and Kevin Hart detaches. Himself to that. And then Kevin Hart returns the favor by showing the pleasures of Weeden some other things like that. And reiterate the Franklin, right? Although I think that Aretha Franklin is pretty darn mainstream with his point. I don't think you have to be even a cultural elite like cranston's. Character must have heard respect or other great songs. And of course, the usual suspects found something else to be offended by in this movie. Disabled rights activists have criticized cranston's casting as a quadriplegic because he's not a quadriplegic, and they should have found a quadriplegic to do that. Yup. Vice media said that Cranston has advocated for disabled actors, and he took their role was the way they put it took their role. They're all, you know, this is a business son, what twenty million bucks, which isn't bad when your cashing a movie one of the things that attracts people to spend their twelve bucks to see the movie is if there's a box office name that they're familiar with. Yeah. That's why you catch the Bryan Cranston. Kevin Hart helps. Ahead. Bryan, cranston. You've got double the star power. There is no listen. I can't think of any actor who is disabled alone. Let alone a quadriplegic who has any of the cachet. Now, you could blame Hollywood you can blame the fact that it's harder to keep me. If you're disabled in that fashion, it's harder to kind of succeed at certain gigs. Sadly enough, I just know maybe they could have done more behind the scenes, maybe they could have had hire people to be experts on on being disabled, you know, but at the end of the day, no one is going to know disabled actor has the cachet at this point in our culture that that Branson does do you. Remember the movie about? A young girl who grew up. Blind and deaf Helen Keller with yes about Helen Keller and bankrupt. That's right. The instructor Helen Keller it they Duke was buried should. They have not cast Patty Duke in that role. But cast somebody who was born blind and deaf. I mean, this is. I know it's it's I mean, I think you can have an argument where Hollywood the industry should be more inclusive to people of different backgrounds. I I mean, that's an argument to be had. But when you get to this level. It's it's it's it's frustrating. Okay. Well, let's rate on a scale of one to five using a clever unit of measure that has something to do with the movie, and I've got to here. Okay. Go ahead. I got one. So so I've got since I've got a backup. I'll hold off on both of them. So I don't steal Roberts thunder. Robert. I'm sure has come up with a wonderful unit of measure from one to five that has something to do with the movie. Go ahead, Robert. Yeah. And and I had a backup to obvious one. But I'm saying four point two out of five Ferraris. All right. I'm three and a half pen pals. Okay. So you didn't use either of your good? Well, I have three and a half catheters. Okay. And three and a half. Ugly Doberman paintings. Nonetheless, go for fifty. Arabica reward for giving us a great review our passes to the C film center. Colfax a wonderful place to see movies avid, drink have a bite to eat and explorer, some of the culture of film, I think is one of the great resources in the Denver areas that we've got something like the see where they've got films that aren't what you normally expect theater. Sometimes they've got Ostro nominated features everything kind of climactic programming. So enjoy the seafoam center passes. Go ahead, Robert guessing. Well, yeah. Well, thank you very much. I did have to say with the opera part that was a little cliche, and it did remind me of Pretty Woman a little bit. Oh, good point. Yeah. Yeah. When Richard Gere comes to pick up. Julia Roberts standing up in the back seat of the limo through the roof roof. What do you call opening? Sunroof? That's it. And they're blurring opera music. It's a cultural tell all, right. Well, thank you again rubber. Appreciate your help. You're welcome. By the way. I saw the upside with Robert one of the perks of joining the Mike Rosen movie club is that occasionally get to see movies with me not that I'm such a wonderful gas. But we do see the movies before they hit the theaters for free. So if you join the Mike Rosen movie club, I sent out Email invites once every two weeks or so and say, hey, I'm seeing this movie which like to join me in the first one buzz in gets the seat. Just a warning. If you're going to see it with Christian. He is very covetous of his popcorn sit on reach over and try to dig your hand who into his popcorn beg. I've seen him beat people who did that it gets ugly. And I don't can't defend myself. And we also.
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"Box of raisins. This is Mike Rosen at the movies KOA, NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM along with Christian total right now, we're talking about the movie Roma. It's very very slow moving at the outset. It picks up somewhat toward the end. There are two very moving scenes in it Cleo gets pregnant, and I'm not gonna give too much of this away. But she gets caught up in that riot that we talked about when our water breaks a lot of suspense as to how much time is taking her to get to the hospital in the hospital. There are some dramatic scenes and some dramatic images. Yeah. Also, the mom when she's going to tell the kids about the impending divorce the father, leaving the family takes them to Veracruz to a beach. And there is a. A very suspense film scene in that that generates some very some great concerns on your part. Yeah. That was a beautiful scene thought very haunting to so they're they're redeeming factors. I I just think calling it a good candidate for best picture of the best foreign film. Oh, no both data. I think that's a lock. Yeah. Honestly best picture of the year. I don't I don't think. So by the way, the audience gave it an eighty three percent score on rotten tomatoes, and the professional critics who are virtue signaling gave it a ninety six percent score one semi negative review. And he was chased away. Why why don't we find out what Dylan thought of the movie who's standing by? I'd dylan. What's your take on it? Right. Well, I'll be honest to say I thought it was pretty earnest portrait of humanity. I thought it was painted really vividly in black and white. And it was a nice slice of life story. I don't know. I I think I do disagree with you guys. I really captured the musicality of Mexico City and its inhabitants and superb fiction, nice fashion. All right. It was a topic. Frankly that I wasn't that interested in. Sort of the beginning moments or more cinema verite where you're gonna just almost like you're a fly in the wall looking at this life, and I get that. And understanding I think it's a good way to set the stage. But for me it took a while they're going to get to get engaged in the story. I'll tell you the feel of it that I got it felt like reality TV. Uh-huh. I hate reality. TV TV is occasionally nice, maybe occasionally, mostly not. Yeah. When when the producers don't kind of do not the story for their own benefit. I mean, are you sort of at that masterpiece level or you just saying, hey, this is a very good film. And I enjoyed it. I I I really enjoyed it. Like, honestly, it might be my favorite Selma beer. Okay. Now. Did you see in the theater or did you see that Netflix? I thought it was actually at the film festival here in Denver. Okay. And the sound design was mind boggling like I've never even heard something beautiful is that, you know, a lot of a lot of people did say you need to see this in the theater, and I did not. I saw it a Netflix. And I do like this to me. I man when I watched it a home again at some point. I don't think it's going to have the impact of the sound. Is that family was amazing? And of course, the visuals to I didn't I didn't see the potential of Roma for that. Obviously. It's a beautiful film. The black white photograph photography is is is everything they say it is. But I I didn't think that it would that it would lose so much then translation, but maybe maybe the people who are raving about it did see it in the theaters maybe that is a game changer. I understand your critiques. And all, but I mean, there's a lot of scenes from the movie like images actually stuck in my head like the theater in the bedroom. I like the martial arts scene the beach the riot. Yeah. Delivery room forest fire. Like, there's a lot that I really took to heart. I have to say that's one of the ways that I kind of quietly judge a film. I see the movie. Then the next day m I still thinking about it is it rolling around in my head and my thinking about certain moments. I didn't have that with Roma. And it's funny. I had that with a green book, which is my favorite movie of the year. I just I kept thinking about that. And even the upside, which is the lesser movie. I saw a couple of days ago. I'm still thinking about some of the characters. So as part of the deeply personal connection, we have two movies when you really kind of ruminate on them. And I love that to me the best movies are the ones that you just can't get out of your head one of my personal limitations since I'm a very left brain kind of guy is that I'm really all not let not all that sensitive nor appreciative of the kind of artistic things and films like this that Dylan is sensitive to. So understandable has me. And I'd say, I'm I think I am that is on my radar. But I also want entertainment, I want this something about the stories in the characters and the situations to speak to me. So I can see the photography. Oh, it's beautiful. And I could see that the performance is a very grounded in real. But if the story is not grabbing me in some way, larger small than I do check out. So I think it's. This wouldn't be the kind of movie I would sit down on the couch and watch Brenner team. Okay. There's a warning at the beginning of the movie about nudity. So I'm expecting nudity. Well, the the only nudity I saw was a full frontal nudity by this martial arts guy, who is a despicable character. Anyway, where he's showing us his moves in the in the bedroom with Cleo the woman that he impregnates in bed and mostly indifferent to two. That's the nudity was not erotic at all. No, it's okay. No. We were warned all right now is your time to give a review of the film by giving a unit of measure based on the film itself. I'm going to start things off with giving it three dog droppings. I don't know why various since the beginning either left dropping, so she wasn't clean them Munaf. Oh, she was doing that twenty four seven. But that was stuck with me for some reason because I'm a dog person. And we do this on a scale of one to five using a unit of measure that cleverly has something to do with the movie I had to in my and I'm going to give it to naked ninjas. Okay. Five. I was also thinking of two very narrow driveways. Dylan's your turn. I'm not in the masterpiece call, but I did really appreciate it might be my favorite Somali ears. So I'm gonna give it five out of five hand. Carved 'em curated slices of cure on Seoul. Okay. Very good. And for your awards for that is tickets to see film center in Colfax wonderful place at checkout films new films older films Oscar bait movies as well. They've got everything there. And of course, you'd have a bite to eat a drink. Enjoy the lounge, and we hope you enjoy those tickets. Thank you very much. Thank you Dylan. All right. We swim enough time to let's let's start the bird box. Okay. And then we've got a couple of Mike Rosen movie club members who are going to help us with the review so kick it off, and we'll get into more detail after this is another original movie by net flicks. Starring Sandra, Bullock, a big big starring Oscar winner, and she plays a woman who learns that she's pregnant she's a little wary of the pregnancy because she doesn't not quite sure if she has the maternal instinct's to be a mom, it's one of those things that sometimes women have it's understandable. But that all gets sidetracked. When something terrible happens. All of a sudden people start committing suicide. It's almost like a massive no says takes over the country, the city the state who knows how far this reaches and people are just banging their heads against the glass walls. They're having car accidents. And she manages to escape she runs into a local house where she meets a few other people who are similarly hiding in this house for safety's sake. And that's the story. What is going on? Why are these people having these fits of craziness and also they determine that in order to stop it from happening. They need to be blindfolded. They can't see if they open their eyes outside then this mania takes over and the story also flashes forward to Sandra Bullock's character in a row boat with two children a little boy and a little girl. They're all blindfolded, and they have to get from point eight point be hopefully to find safety. So this different sort of narratives going on here, which it was a clever device, although it does reveal a little bit about who. And who dies here. So that's kind of a built in spoiler. And that's it. It's gotten mediocre reviews its allegedly been a huge hit for net. Flicks. They said that forty five million checked it out. You know, Netflix is very cagey about what they say about their ratings. They don't really reveal them unless they want to. So I take that with a bit of a grain of salt, but it has been real topic of conversation on social media. And then I don't know if we if you heard about this the bird box challenge where people blindfold themselves and go about their daily activities driving to work the hopefully not that. But Netflix came out with a tweet saying, I didn't think we had to say this. But please be safe and careful when you do the bird box challenges enjoy the movie, but don't get yourself in harm's way. So it doesn't I don't think it's a great film. I think you will agree as you as we kind of opine on it. But it has caught design guys in a way do anything for me. And I wish I had taken Sandra Bullock's advice at the very beginning of the movie. When she's giving instructions to her two kids and put a blindfold done for the entire now. Talk about killing the suspense the opening scene is Sandra Bullock, instructing her kids about what they can't do. Right. Never take the blindfolds off. And she says it's going to feel like that a long long time. This voyage on the on the river to get to safety. It was a long long time watching the movie, but that's a flashback to start the movie the rest of it is a flash forward. Yes. So you know, that the only survivors. In the two kids. All right. We'll pick it up where we left off. After these.
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"On KOA, NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM with my partner. Christian toto. We did a little lead into mortal engines, why don't we check in with Dave was a member of the Mike Rosen movie club and see what he thought of the movie. Dave, would you think? Well, I actually liked it a lot once I sort of figured out what the heck was going on. I read the book. When you're when you read the book, and you read this description of cities have become mobile and they're on wheeled. You're like, well, I don't really have the ability to picture that. So I'm just gonna assume it's not a big deal. But in the movie kinda in your face, and it's so hard to figure out at the beginning. What is happening here? But once you do I really thought it was terrific. I think it's one of the best steam punk sensibility movies ever on the screen and Christian you, and I talked about I feel like it's like steam punk Star Wars that had a lot of those elements a lot of that feel to it. Yeah. I think a lot of direct ripping off of the Star Wars saga. I guess you could say with cities on wheels. What would that do to the roadmap industry? But wait, it doesn't exist anymore. It's Danny waited much like much of humanity. There is a really great long-shot about a third of the way in the movie where the two main protagonists are actually off the city and just running along in where the sort of treads are from the city, and why it's such a great shot is because that's the moment, you really, you know, conceit how big these cities are this is just one trademark. And it's like each tread rectangle is the size of a house. What did you think about the chemistry between the leads? You got. I don't know this actress before this movie, Hera Hilmar and also Robert Sheehan who I've seen an independent film. And I like him a lot. What what's did? Did they click for you? Or are they sort of? Maybe just take it out of the way. I wanna watch the the cool stuff on scrap. Yeah. Not a whole lot of chemistry. But I feel like, you know, especially when you have these sort of keenness stories, which I would argue this is. Then chemistry isn't really a strong point for most actors in that genre. I'm trying to be nice here. You are being nice. But it should be. I mean, this should be. I mean that should be part of the magic here is that these there clearly spending time with these two figures they want them to connect. They want him to take off some sparks. And of course, they fight in the beginning. But yeah, I think you're I think you're you're being too generous because I think that should be critical element here. Yeah. Yeah. I agree. I mean, you know, there's the I think the human component did not propel the story very much was very much a sort of narrative driven movie where you know, you had this scene. So therefore, we have to have this other scene at the other side of what's going on. Now, we like they collide they clash and now we have a little respite. And now even the next dramatic moments. Jackson absolutely knows how to assemble a movie producer on this. And there's a lot to really enjoy. But yeah, you leave the theater saying, wow. Look what they can do with visual effects. Yeah. And that's that's part of the problem. You know, I'm a film critic, and I'm supposed to describe the movie, and I struggle with it. You're a guy who likes films and read the book instill struggle with it. Maybe that's the reason why it's making seven point five million instead of one hundred million. Yeah. Well, the reader is that a lot of studios turned the movie project down because they felt like it was too hard to explain on screen. And so they might have been a little prescient there. Yeah. I think that's a that's a pretty interesting point in this this Topi in future. If you order something from Amazon, Amazon dot com. What did you give us your address if the city is moving how can they find you the drones can move to Michael? That's right. Yeah. They have like a homing beacon, and they can find you that way. So all right. Dave can you rate this on a scale of one to fi- using a clever unit of measure that has something to do with the movie? I will give it to squirrels out of five that have been run over by a massive city. While you're roadkill. I thought you liked him more than me. But I'm giving it higher scale. I'm gonna give it three minions for a very funny little visual gag in the movie, what we have well the rewards heart tickets, the Alamo draft cinema, one of my favorite places to watch me. Because there's no texting there's no talking. It's just pure cinema. Have a blast have a bite to eat. Enjoy one of the caramel shakes. I love so much or maybe some of the interesting people have come to town actors screenwriters directors. There's always something fun and cool and hip happening at the Alamo, and of course, the sloan's lake in Littleton and hoping others tickets. I absolutely will. Thank thank you. Dave. All right. Let's do a little teaser the mule. And then we'll pick up where we left off after our next break. Now, this is this is one of those movies that can be said is inspired story. But it's not based on a true story. And that's the distinction Clint Eastwood is a transporter of cocaine. Between Illinois and various spots south of there, including going to Mexico. In real life. There was a ninety year old fellow who was operating as a mule, but his name is different. It it isn't the name that the Clint Eastwood character gets in this movie, which is Earl stone stone, the actual fellow's name is Leo sharp. And this happened in two thousand eleven he was also an elderly man for cocaine pipeline between Mexico and Detroit that Illinois. So they moved to Illinois. He was arrested after being stopped on I ninety four near an Arbor Michigan. He was eighty seven years old, and he was a day lily farmer. So the horticultural aspect is accurate. He was car with nearly three million dollars worth of cocaine in his Lincoln pickup truck, which is accurate wound up serving not very much time in federal prison. He was convicted and sentenced to three years, and he served about half of that because he was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and they let him out of jail, and he died about a year later, the screenplay was written by Nick Schenk who also wrote the screenplay for the two thousand eight Eastwood movie Gran Torino, which was terrific and Eastwood plays a similar character in this in terms of being a grumpy old man, but the rest of the movies since this Eastwood movie now the mule has as a main plot the fact that this horticulturist was so consumed with himself in his career that he neglected his family. He missed his daughter's wedding and on and on and on and his wife of ten years who still inwardly loved him was so disappointed. He was a stray. Range from his daughter who he hadn't spoken to in twelve years all of that is completely made up and it has nothing to do with Leo sharp. Yeah. Oh, well, but it makes for a better drama. The. Older daughter in this movie is played by Alison Eastwood was Clint Eastwood's daughter. Wow. Hollywood. Nepotism. I think it is when you're Clinton you can do what you want and she's perfectly fine here. So why not Dan Weist plays? His ex wife. You've seen a lot of things are great character. Actress the grand daughter is Tessa farmer. Andy Garcia, portrays the cartel, boss. And in this movie, it's the Sinoloa cartel which actually exists and El Chapo, whose now still in jail unless they've broken them out as we usually that's the character that Andy Garcia is playing any Garcia, by the way. Is cuban. I believe so yes with Fidel Castro looking over his shoulder. Andy Garcia is one of those rare Hollywood conservatives who hates communism. Yeah. You know? I don't know if he's conservative in the in the trueblue sense. But he also know he's been very critical of of Cuba and Castro. So it's a voice you don't often hear, and but again, I think his politics or not in your face. He's more of a working actor and very good one. I think he's. Right here. It's a very I think screen wise, it's a very small role. But it it it it pops. It's you think of him even when he's not onscreen. He's one of those actors that I find to be very likable just about every role. He's ever had. I agree. Something about him as he has an innate charisma, I've never met him. Have you? I did interviewed him actually back in DC. And if my memory is serving, and I think it is. I think he this was nothing untoward. He I think he interviewed me in a bathrobe like he was just like he was shuffling from thing to thing or something. But perfect gentlemen, good guy and very good actor, and boy, I want to age as gracefully as he is. I think he's in his sixties. Now, he looks kind of the same as he's added. Like last thirty years, he seems like the kind of guy who would be offscreen what you think he is onscreen as far as personality. And I think there are certain actors who project something that is hard to make up. I think there are some great chameleons out there that Johnny Depp's who can be anybody. I think other people there's an essence about them that you see on screen that is part of their success. And I think it's. Hard to kind of messed that up. I think I would put him in that camp when we come back. Let's take a look at some other reviews of this moving as I mentioned Rex Reed liked it Lee Munson didn't. And this was a device this review by Lee Monson as a vehicle simply to attack personally Clint Eastwood, which I've I've read some others of his.
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"To Mike Rosen at the movies on KOA, NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM can Christian TOTO, and I will talk about the movie Robin Hood, next next Greenberg, by the way, the movie gets his name from the fact that they're traveling with this paperback book called the green book, that's a guide to wear black people can go in the south where they'll be treated better than they would in other places hotels and restaurants. They can go to will the were those are be allowed in it's called the negro motorist green book nets again, amazing to even think about in today's day and age, so we have a member Mike Rosen movie club wants to help us with this, Deb. What do you think of the movie? Well, I I actually really enjoyed it on I expected to I do like Vigo Mortenson very much, and yeah, it was amazing to see him play this role. Always track. For that such a sex symbol Artistique. But I enjoyed the interaction between the two and I decided his character was great. It's amazing to me that he plays a very close shade character, the New Yorker with the accent, and the attitude and the moxie, but I think he captured it I think he voted in a very a I mean an original, but sort of in an authentic way didn't feel like opposed to me. And I would I think I'd pick that up make you're taking his his New York. Knicks was it. Well, he he could have been right out of the sopranos and his character does have mob connections. In addition to that he's teaching. Shirley. Some of the things that you think that a black man would know. But this isn't your typical black man, Don Shirley's character. He introduces them Viggo Mortensen. Does does too chubby checker and Little Richard? Who Don Shirley had never heard of he'd never eaten fried chicken and the introduce them to fried chicken, and Dan, Shirley, actually likes fried chicken. Who does seem to the car with the fried chicken? Yeah. That was my favorite parts. I read a lot of the behind the scenes at the film, and that was a very difficult scene to pull off they were worried about it, by the way, the director of this movie is Peter Farrelly. And if you don't know his name, you've no his movies. There's something about Mary, dumb and dumber. He's done a lot of silly goofy slapstick comedies, and this is his first real serious perform movie, that's wonderful. And Dan, Shirley is a correcting Tony's grammar and his manners. That's a fulltime job when they're eating fried chicken. And of course, now, surely has a napkin and with everything. To clean off his fingers on any doesn't know to do what to do with the bone. Tony shows me throws the bone out the window of the car weather on the highway and follows it up with the the soda Cup to that goes out on. And Dan Shirley's appalled at this makes them go back and pick up the at least the the soda Cup. Yeah. That's very funny. Great movie, get an eighty two percent rating from the professionals at rotten tomatoes and a ninety five percent rating from just the ordinary folks, Deb any false notes here any moments that you didn't didn't connect with you or weren't authentic. Well, I really I guess I really enjoyed the the character interaction and then. Towards some mental kinda showed a more vulnerable side. And yeah, I agree with the ending. I was like, oh, you know, you're pretty sure, you know, what's going to happen. And you're hoping it would and perfect. Yeah. They both bare their souls to to each other. And Dr Shirley says he's he's too black for white people and two white for black people. And I think that's the beauty of the road picture because when you're stuck on the road with someone else you can't help but either kill each other or get to know each other and not see that's the the latter happens here. I'm gonna give it and you'll understand this unit of measure people haven't seen the movie won't understand. You get I'm gonna give it four ghosted love letters, very good. What's your measure on a scale of one to five using a clever unit of measure? There's nothing to do with the movie. Oh, mine probably just real obvious. But I'm giving it five pieces of fried chicken. Very good. I'm going to give it up. Just because I really loved that scene. And you know, like you said he's eating it real delicately. And then. The driver is eating at like, he's an animal matters whatsoever study, and he made you want to go out and buy some fight. He talks with food in his mouth. That's all right. That's what we do in New York. Forget about I wanna give it four and a half. I was gonna say discarded chicken wings, but we've already done that. I'm gonna give it four and a half discarded glasses for a really critical seen early in the movie, which again, the filmmakers obsessed over because they didn't know if that was too much and all we can it's early in the film early in the film Vigo Mortenson character has some black laborers at his house and his wife gives them a drink of water and he spots the glasses at the black laborers used in throws them away. That's the kind of ignorance he has at that moment early in the film, and again filmmakers thought, can we even go there, can we can it be that dark, no pun intended, where his his racism is that engrained, and then have any kind of evolution of the character. And I think it works. But I I understand the trepidation mind. He puts them in the trash containers in the kitchen. She notices his his wife and when he's not looking. She takes them out. Yes. She's gonna use them. Again. She's got more color for sure there are a little strapped for cash. He's not gonna throwaways glasses. And by the way, a very funny stand up comedian plays a major role in the film, but he's part of that family. Sebastian Maniscalco is funny guy, and he plays part of that other Vigo characters family. All right. Well, you reward for giving us a great review. Of course is take us to the Alamo draft house cinema two locations with a third on the way, a new location in Westminster is coming in early two thousand nineteen but for now, you can go to the Littleton location or sloan's lake a wonderful place to watch a movie. No texting no talking at. That's not enough to sell. You can check out the food and drink and all the fun atmospheric things they've got at the Alamo. Thank you. Thank you. Sidebar story personal experience. This would have been in about nineteen sixty three. And during winter break during Christmas break, I was attending college in New York where I did not do. Well, really? Yes. That's the story from the day, a friend of mine got in my car and drove down to Fort Lauderdale for Christmas break. And on the way down we pass through Hialeah Florida where they have a famous racetrack. And we both had gone to acquit our Belmont place like that. And we'd like to a few bucks on the ponies. We go in there and the first grandstand. We come to is only two bucks. And there's another one just a little feed hasn't that's like four or five dollars. So what the hell we pay the two bucks and go in we go in and we are the only white people in the this section of the grandstand. Because it's reserved for coloreds. Yeah. And I mean, you're kind of embarrassed I don't want to walk out as if oh my good heavens. Yeah. And you know, I grew up with people all the time. No problem. So we we stayed there for a few races. And everybody was friendly. A couple of people would you know, what I imagine they figured these are a couple of people driving down from the north for winter break. Didn't know right. We chatted with a couple of them compared notes. And then we the rest of the day we walked over to the other grandstand to see what it was like. Yeah. There you go. But what is surprise? I didn't know. Yeah. But that's the value of movies like green book is that if you're a millennial. We talked about them before you don't have firsthand knowledge of this life of this level of racism of what was going on in America, which sounds shocking in a day and age where Roseanne Barr loses her career for a racist tweet, and you could argue back and forth about that that there is such overt in your face, ugly racism part of the daily experience, and that's from Lyles they don't they don't see. That in their lives. Thank goodness. But it's to see it here is fascinating. It embedded in a very good movie. And we've put most of that behind us. Yeah. We've put ninety percent of it behind us. And for those who just want to obsess in wallow in how bad slavery was and how racist people were in this country for so many years put it in some context, they'll always be some people who are racist in every country in the world and ours is no exception. But it's an awful lot different than it once was measured perhaps by Barack Obama being elected president of the United States. Oh, unless node Tony lip his son co wrote the screenplay for this movie. Yeah. So and and the two main characters this is shared at the end of the movie, they remained friends for the rest of their lives. So I think that's a pretty wonderful. All right. We'll take a break. Here. Do not see the movie, Robin Hood, this public service announcement and when we come back, I will explain to you in vivid gruesome dean. Tale technical just how bad this movie.
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"Every morning Saturday at eight o'clock, Mike Rosen at the movies. So. Tell us about your take on the influence of Hollywood in the recent elections. Yeah. You know, obviously Hollywood is getting more and more political at happened again last month or two with the mid terms. Now, we know all the results and a lot of the candidates were backed by by the celebrity elite didn't win Stacey Abrams and better rook come to mind. Gonna curious. I think Hollywood is doing itself a disservice. Now Hollywood is left of center they want progressive candidates. They want the Democrats to win. That's all well and good. But I think that their hyperbole. They're sort of rage, and activism is hurting themselves. Because I don't think that moves the needle and give you a quick example of one way, I think may help out as Jennifer Lawrence today. Cut video gerrymandering in Colorado. And I think there's many other state that she directly kind of appeal to and it was a very, calm and sober and thoughtful. And it wasn't crazy wasn't sort of over the top. And I think if celebrities went that path, I think they would be more successful because I think the whole. Trump is Hitler. It's evil. It's concentration camps. I think even if you're left center or even an independent with an open mind. I don't think that really changes hearts and minds. I think people tune that out. But I think that Hollywood is so enraged at this point that they're missing out that message. I mean people like stars. We think they're attractive we watch their movies. I think we would be open to what they have to say. But I think when it's so over the top I think we're our minds just kind of shut down. You know, the old saying about the fourth wall between the stage and the audience. Yeah. When it comes to the movies between the the silver screen and the audience. Once upon a time in Hollywood and the golden era of Hollywood with all kinds of ugly stuff going on behind the scenes regarding the private allies of the actors and actresses studios kept those really quiet. Yeah. And for the most part some of the the leading figures in Hollywood actors actresses. At a low public profile other than when they were promoting their movies, the image that was created for them or that they created for themselves on the screen which was. A a common thread in so many of their performances talk about typecasting. That's the way they wanted to be perceived by the public. Yeah. So the movie hell Caesar touched upon that a little bit yesterday kind of micromanaging how they appeared before the audiences. Yeah. So you loved Jimmy Stewart, and you loved every single role that he performed and you wanted to believe what you saw on screen was what Jimmy Stewart was like in in his private life is well, that's not the case. And they're activists now they're very superficial. The great majority of them when it comes to politics. These are right brain people, not left brain people. They're more emotionally driven not quite as logically. And intellectually driven their position on issues has something to do with a a movie role. They once played and and now they're Sally field, for example. Yeah. What was the? Norma Rae Rae. Yeah. Other others like that who then take that screen persona and testify before congress about issues you've seen that. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So that's a that's a change, and I guess with their core audience who believe in their politics. It doesn't hurt them. But it turns off a lot of other people. It does initially leaves the industry where brands and reboots matter much more than the personality. Just because you have a Tom Hanks in a movie doesn't guarantee it's going to be successful. He's been in some flops in recent years, but if it's a transformer movie or a superhero movie or a reboot of a popular like Abe, breaking bad movie may do well at the box office because of that that's the brand. And opposite is going to have Aaron Paul and maybe Bryan Cranston. But the brand is awesome often more important than the Aila star. I don't think Jane Jane Fonda has policy politics in the sixties and seventies helped her movie career. I can't imagine. There are people who hate her to this day because of what she did during Vietnam. But they they're fabulously wealthy. And and they don't care a lot of the self-indulgence. Yeah. And you know, some of the recent. I call them celebrity PSA's vote for this way vote that way one of them had Kevin bacon. A few of the recognizable names talking about the act of voting. And it was it came off as very condescending. Like, we're adults. We know how to vote and if we don't we can go to Google and find out exactly where local precinct is or how to do it. It just kind of smug. I mean in this whole thing, we know voting is important we should vote, but constantly getting lectured for the two to three weeks before the election that you have to vote or else. I it just seems a little bit. You're talking about. They don't want you to just vote. And some some video say that in some videos are less aggressive in that tact. But the whole this is heavy vote. This is how I voted. We got it. We're we're okay. So enraged, lefties attack, Tucker Carlson's, personal resonance. Yeah. The this is anti fa they they showed up at his house. It not not as office not anywhere else is house, and we're banging on the door. They crack the door screaming horrible things about him. And he wasn't even there because they don't like his views. They don't like his politics and his wife as you mentioned being Tucker Carlson's wife being at home alone. And all of a sudden, there's someone's banging your door violently protesting. It's just by. Golly. It's his house. I mean, you know, engage in his ideas and try to defeat him that way. But this is really a terrible trend, by the way, the Democrats did relatively well in the recent election. Yeah, Tuesday, you didn't see Republicans taking to the streets blocking traffic. Did you know? I don't think I saw that at all in Colorado. The Democrats took control of the Senate. So they have both. Houses of the state legislature and the governor's they want all the state wide races journey general and treasurer and secretary of state there weren't protests by conservative. I was going to take a nap so conservative Republicans don't do that let the system work let the voting work. Okay. All right. We'll be back next Saturday day. What are we gonna review next week the Grinch, and maybe even overlord news zombie movie set during World War Two very good?.
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"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Mike Rosen at the movies on KOA NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM Mike and Christian back with you were talking about. I man, I I highly recommended by the way, it's also showing an I max theaters, I didn't see it in an I max theaters, but some of those scenes with Armstrong as a test pilot the x fifteen and getting a linseed look at what it was like being in that capsule on its launch pad and his trajectory to the moon, the docking sequences these scenes on the moon. They didn't show in the movie, by the way, the return trip to earth which had its own perils. We didn't talk about the thing that that also is not shown in the. The signature moment was the American flag, and that was caused that big CRA fossil a few weeks back. When people started realizing, hey the planting of the flag, and this is not a spoiler. It's been all over the media is not shown in the movie, and I think a lot of people on the right pounce on this. Instead, it's more Hollywood, liberalism and tried to take away the American spirit. I have to say I disagree. Listen, you could argue back and forth. Whether it should be there. It's a massive part of the story. But I do think throughout the film. It does discuss this as an American effort. This is trying to beat the Soviets to the space race. This is about more than just getting a man on the moon. And there are literal flags throughout the movie. So what's your take on that? Because I thought it was over blown it struck me as a conspicuous omission. It is. And I wonder whether the motivation of the people involved in the movie was, you know, we don't want to seem excessively patriotic especially in the era of make America great again at Donald Trump. And I think they made a conscious decision to leave it out. And I disagree with that. Disagree with it. I also think this director did a lot of things creatively. That didn't seem typical. Like, it didn't seem like a typical Hollywood bio pic, and I think that was maybe one of the things he thought maybe. Well, everyone's expecting the close up of the flag that moment, and I'm not going to give it to them. So, you know, from a creative point of view. I'm okay with it. I do think if you tell the story, and you leave out the American component. That's a significant issue, and that's acknowledging facts. But I don't think they do that who the hell is he denies that. I mean, they do have that quote about the I think the astronauts gonna give a little shout against the Soviets after one mission. And then the classic JFK speech is included the end of the movie in a little bit of context here. Tell us about that New Yorker magazine review. Yeah. I, you know, I'm gonna I'll read the headline. I'll go to the one of the big points here. It says I man Neil Armstrong bio-pic is an accidental right-wing fetish object, which is not not the take is expecting. So, you know, it's well, let me read just a or two it says I man is worthy of enduring as a right wing fetish object. It is a film of diluted cultish longing for an earlier era of American life one defined not by conservative politics. But rather by narrow and regressive emotional perspective that shapes and distorts the substance of the film. That's a wonderful generalization. Does he have any specific evidence that you know? I mean, I think he goes off on similar tangents. Looking over the review? I don't think anything is definitive in backing his up at the end of the day. That's what America looked like. That's what happened. Those are the colors of the people who did what they did. And you really can't change that. I mean, we just alluded. They did talk about some of the protests against the mission. And how there was a cultural against the whole space. The same people saying, hey, we should be spending money. Elsewhere. We are we spent many many many many times more money. Elsewhere. I agree, but you could make an argument that we should redirect funding towards x and y it was nickels and dimes compared to the federal budget..
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"The movies on KOA NewsRadio eight fifty AM and ninety four one FM along with TOTO. We're talking about. I man let's find out what one of our Mike Rosen movie club listeners had to say Kenny. Would you think if I man? Yeah, I thought it was just a really really Rama. A good balance between intensity and human emotion. Like like you. His family and children. Which I wasn't expecting. Yeah. I agree. You know, I read a lot about sort of how authentic was this. And from the home life to space to everything in between pretty darn fintech. I mean, it felt that way when you're watching it just like the details were very precisely put together. But yeah, there were there was trouble in the home front, and you can understand that where he had to kind of compartmentalize in a way with all the thought he was going through this is based on a book by James Hansen say man, I title. Did you recognize the woman who played Janet his wife? Oh, yeah. I've Clervoy was very good in that. And. What else? What else have you seen her? And I told her in unseen earlier this year, and I thought she gave a very great performance in that film. I have not seen her in the crowd. Yeah. That's the first thing that Joe I said, wait a second. That's queen. Elizabeth she when she didn't great in the crown and there's another season of that coming up, isn't there? Or is there a one time deal? Lynn probably knows about that. Is there going to be a second season of the crown? She's not in because he's much older. Now. Yeah. She'll be what twenty or thirty years older in the second season. What can you what what jumps out about the movie that? I think it's very authentic. I think the acting a solid what else can of it seems like a slam dunk movie as far as subject matter. But that's not always the case in Hollywood. They can they can mess up a story. What what kind of clicked for you? I actually also liked it. In the movie, very, very detailed agree. Definitely in theater. I think it's been years. I think there was sounded. And also the musical score. I've been to it ever since ever since it was released, and it's very very good music while as a critic, I think I don't give enough attention to sound and also the sound track or the score of movies. I even my reviews. I don't mention it enough here. I did and the sound design was just incredible. And I don't think it's just the sound is the lack of Sam is a lot of silence in the movie, and then when the sound does kind of crop up when you hear the clicks, and the beeps and the the warning signs and all the different rattles. It makes it all the more powerful one of the things that was interesting is that. I think they paid a lot more attention to the. I guess the the marriage aspect, I think if this movie may twenty thirty years ago that would have been just oh, Honey, I'm home, blah, blah, blah. But I think they really did focus on that more. Does that did you need that for the story Kenny or did you think that it helped at what how did how did that? I mean, we're here to see him land on the moon. But I think they spent a lot of time with him at home. Well, yeah. I thought I thought that was needed because it was something I didn't know and provided an emotional element to the movie like well, Dunkirk last year wise, my favorite movie, but it was definitely no emotional element to that. Except kind of a little bit at the end. So I'm glad that we kind of happy family aspects in. I man. Yeah. Actually thought about Dunkirk when I was watching the I think it was a similar approach kind of like stripping away all the dramatic moments and not that it's not dramatic, but sort of the melodramatic moments that I think a lot of films fall back on..
Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly discussed on Mike Rosen at the Movies
"FM along with Christian TOTO. So next week. We're going to review the sisters brothers, which is a very clever title the last name of the two brothers is sisters, and it's Joaquin Phoenix. And John C Reilly
"mike rosen" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"With koa newsradio now back to mike rosen at the movies on koa newsradio eight fifty am and ninety four one fm thank you for joining us this morning and maybe every saturday morning christian toto is going to introduce to members of the microbes movie club who have seen deadpool the latest ed pool and we'll find out what they thought yeah heidi heidi on the line what did you think of deadpool two hi guys i i thought it was hilarious i laughed all the way through i you know not only did i laugh all the way through i laughed through the credits now a lot of these movies have those what do they call the end credit teasers their easter eggs extended little sequences this one might be the best you'll see so i agree with you wholeheartedly i found other parts of the be wanting though how do you your fan of the film itself just the laughs or all of the above our be above i actually thought it really held up as a sequel i think i've been so disappointed by multiple sequels over the last six years or how many years we've been dealing with sequel up on and i just thought this one really held its own i i think it laughs at itself and not helps a lot yeah it's i mean it's been half the time mocking both the actor and the whole the whole franchise what it means to be a superhero film what are things that jumped out at me and i may be alone in this but when they first introduced josh brolin's character cable it felt awkward and like a lurch like i didn't feel like there was a natural transition what would you think about him as a character.
Sherry Preston, Windsor and Houston discussed on Mike Rosen at the Movies
"The royal not today reporter sherry preston says now the real partying gets underway head out to restaurants and two pubs and to the parks that are elsewhere in windsor and everybody's just having such a great time i think the rest of the afternoon is going to be spent just thoroughly enjoying themselves celebrities at ceremony include george clooney oprah elton john and james corden houston texans jj watt once again opening his heart victims of a terrible tragedy reportedly the nfl stars offered to pay for the funerals of the victims of the texas high school shooting ten students died and ten were injured at santa fe high school south of houston yesterday last year what raised over thirty seven million dollars to help houston recover from hurricane harvey rockies beat the giants six one last night next game this afternoon rockies all access starts at twelve oh five first pitch to five our next news update is at.
North Korea, Kim Jong Un and South Korea discussed on Mike Rosen at the Movies
"North korea is working and he says he's looking forward to his plan summit with north korean leader kim jong un in the coming weeks north korean state media is praising the historic summit between north and south korea in which they agreed on a common goal of a nuclearfree peninsula the steamboat geyser at yellowstone national park in wyoming the world's largest active geyser erupted for the third time this year yesterday this is the third eruption in the past six weeks with the previous two reported on march fifteenth and april nineteenth broncos make their final picks of the draft today and so far the big winner among broncos players i three picks is quarterback case keenum broncos didn't take a quarterback number five and he got a receiver at running back with two selections yesterday rockies go for two straight today.
Apple HomePod sales disappoint
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