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06:02 min | 3 years ago

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"Oh, I didn't see that. Reason to. I don't understand how it made, you know, eight billion dollars throw any marvel product up there happen. But this was just it was it was fun. It was fun garbage. But I was the literally the entire time going, really. Yeah. Really like, it's it earns nothing. There's nothing earned in that film at all. It's just like a character will just come right out and say something and you're like, okay. I guess that's what's going, right? No it. There's no attempt to. Like draw you into this film at all. But Tom hardy is just he's always great. I think that's. Critically? I think a lot of critics are just like, well if Tom hardy wasn't in it, right? This movie would really be terrible. But he is very funny. And you know, like, he's also apparently a gifted physical comedian consider play these two. Yeah. Things going on in his mind. And I think he also does the voice of both Veneman his I will definitely watch it on television. Just did not make an theater. Yeah. Probably should have done the same thing. I think I think I paid money to see. I have the movie subscription. So they're like did you really pay money? I did. I think I because I have the AM see thing. Right. So I can see three movies a week. But I think this was not in a AMC. So I had to go. Like, oh, it's. Movie theater that has Jenner options that one 'cause it's always a great idea. Because movie theaters have such good food. That ideal around should've walked out of that meal. Question. Five truly funny. What what's your movie theater routine like where where do you sit and eat from? I chicken wings. I sit down like the third row. Okay. From the front, but I go to. I off one of those reclining. Theaters. So you know, like, I'm sitting in basically like barcalounger. Yes, that reclines all the way. So it's you know, it's it's pretty far apart middle. So towards the front in the middle. I. Usually like to get pizza. Okay. A little flat bread pizza. Yeah. And. Guy whatever like an icy. Like a big icy bringing new things to the show, whatever they're called. She used to be cherry coke. But now, I do like the slush this lush thing. And sometimes I'll do the old raising. That's in the popcorn. That's a good combo. Yeah. But yeah, most times, it's just just the icy. But sometimes I'll do that movie theater pizza that is that is some good eats. Yeah. Awesome. Then I yeah. I get high. Sure who doesn't get high right before. I walk the movie theater. Yeah. Get high in public nowadays. They got they got these pens. You can just I know the bins. So. Yeah. Mike to get a little it's my it's movie theater tradition. Which now I get recognized at the movie theater. So yeah. Makes it a little difficult. I was just in. I was just NFL that was in theaters called instant, family and. I was like walking out of vox Lux, which is another excellent film. Yeah. I wanna see that. It's so good some walking out of that film. And I was real high. And this girl looks at me, and she guns where you just in that movie, and I was like. Like the one I walked out of. So like not like in the moment at all. And she was like the movie I just saw anyway. Oh family. I was like I sure was by right? Like ran away. Just ran straight out of that movie theater. So if I look I don't. Dona approach because I will get confused, and then I'll just run away like a, squirrel. Awesome. Thank you. Thank you. This is a blast. All right, everybody. Hope you enjoyed that. Randy's cool dude feel like we were just getting to know one another and things were just heating up toward the end there. Right. As we started to to to finish up with the five questions. But sometimes town happens everybody when you when you're interviewing folks that you don't know. But Randy turns out as a great dude surprise we had met previously. We got a lot of the same friends here in town. And just really always proud of these local actors who hang in there Lanta and end up getting really good parts on great shows and in cool movies for for sticking it out here. It's pretty cool. Love it. So congratulations to Randy on on his career here..

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"randy havens" Discussed on Movie Crush

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04:53 min | 3 years ago

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"The corpse is amazing. And all she does the orbs and all she does is be court. She was apparently like super super into like yoga could like go like sort of deep into this yoga states. They were just like never move well ever breathed never move. And. Yeah, I don't wanna give anything else away from that. But there are some supernatural things that are they're happening. Very. Is very classic old school Har. And to have one more. Hereditary obviously gratitude is along the same vein as the first three that I mentioned so like those four are like sort of this new style car that I really like me to man, and I'm not the biggest hor guy, but they're really doing it right now it's a little bit of like a seventies sort of throwback atmospheric type of Harvey GMs. But with like a new sort of spin on it that I really enjoy. Yeah. Very great of stuff. Yeah. Like it follows. Cleese Lee have been you know, like, it's almost Halloween. Yeah. Like, it's almost you know, hadn't feel Illinois or whatever. Did you see the new Halloween? I did. Yeah. I thought it was good. I did. I thought it was good. Yeah. Yeah. I left and I was like nice still still stabbing. After all these years. I liked it. Yeah. It's fun. It's fun. It's not it's not going to go on my list of favorites. It's not doing anything new. No. But I totally enjoyed it. Totally enjoyed it. Who knew that Danny McBride? Yeah. Was a good writer. I just thought he was really funny actor. Yeah. And Toby Hus is the dad. Oh, easy. Great. So funny. Yeah. He is gonna guy. He was we did a we did a television show halt and catch fire together. That's right. We're were in a film together as well. Yeah. That guy's legend. He was also a Artie the strongest man in the world on the adventures of Pete and Pete, oh, cool. So he was a big part of my childhood as well, that's one. And he was also a few member the early days of MTV was Frank Sinatra. Oh, really? Yeah. They would do like these. Yeah. Yeah. Interstitial Sinatra Frank Sinatra was like old school like crooning rap song. Yeah. Was Toby how for that? You can find them on YouTube. So that's crazy. Great. All right. Number four. Will you walk out of a bad movie? I've never walked out of a movie. All right seen a lot of bad movies. Yeah. I to pride or one I almost walked out of one. Hearts in Atlantis. Oh, yeah. Anyhow. Yeah. Boy, that's bad movie as a bad movie. Yeah. There's nothing. Good about that movie. Okay. Literally midway through. I was like this is garbage this garbage that they spent a whole lot of money on. It's just like don't take one of Stephen king's lesser works. Is that a Stephen King thing? It was. Yeah. It was so hearts in Atlantis was a an anthology. Did he put together? So it was just a series of novellas that were all sort of like ten gently tied to each other. Right. Think maybe the baseball one was in there too. It was Like like one. one. He goes off sometimes. And this is one of those times like I forget, the Longmen coats or something the long men in yellow coats or something like these sort of like demon people that they don't get into in this movie, but the Longman yellow coats are coming for Anthony Hopkins in this film. Right. You never see them. He just like, I think he's psychic or something like. Sure. But it's mostly this coming of age tale about this kid. That's what I remember. And I'm like fuck off fucking. You're you're trying to make like stand by me. But you don't have river Phoenix. We'll eat. Jerry, O'Connell, right or the other guy Cory film. You don't have any of these guys stand by me now sat through. I sat through that piece of trash I'm trying to think if ever ever ever walked out of a movie, and I don't think that I ever have. I just remember watching that one in going, I should leave should leave. And then I finished it. And I was like I should have loved. Left. I usually know enough walking into a movie yet. I mean like, obviously, I'm constantly disappointed. I should've walked venom. I'm sure that's a which one venom..

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05:07 min | 3 years ago

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"On? So get ready for a fantastic love letter for all things fantasy everyone because this world is really really weird. But like in the best way, it's very funny. It's totally like right up your alley if you're into fantasy, but mostly it's Tig tone. The quest begins. Everyone January thirteenth at midnight. Only on a dull swim. All right, man. We finished with five questions. What's the first movie? You saw in theater. Boy, probably. I don't know. I one I remember his temple, Jim. Okay. Good. That's a good. And I think I I think I missed the first ten minutes he was like in the temple of doom when I walked into the I think I definitely miss the sequence at the beginning where he has escape and get on the plane. And then like, yeah. Like when they to jump out of the plane on like a Rafter whenever right, but you were the age probably were you were like, oh, I didn't know that the first ten minutes of any movie like this had like a really great action sequence. Yeah. Exactly. I was just like, okay. Indiana is in the jungle in right now, there's some evil people IAEA ripping hearts out of I are rated movie. I R rated movie. I am gonna assume that it's the one that really burned. It's way into my psyche. Which? My hot babysitter showed me. And that is the howling. Oh, yeah. Wow. Yeah. Don't don't don't show eight year old the howling God because you'll fuck them up for the rest of their life. Like, I just I constantly watching horror movies going, please just scare me. Right. Please scare me the way that I was scared. Eight years old when I was watching that first sequence in the hallway foreign trop. Yeah. Yeah. Where the killer is behind the girl forming, and I haven't seen that so long a great movie. It is really scary. Yeah. Especially when you're eight and there's some there's some good classic jump scares movie too. Yeah. For sure someone pick that at some point. Yeah. On this the howling Craig the thing, which was kinda great revisit I went back and revisited thing ho boy. Yeah. Is that a bad movie for most of it? And then. And then the enemy sort of middle, and it gets really good. Yeah. But it's like really bad for a long time because I'm like, what are your jobs? Yeah. What are you guys doing here? How are you allowed to drink scotch all the time? Why why why are you let that? Guy just walk around with a gun. Yeah. That one guy with a gun doesn't seem like he should be the one that has a gun, although couch. Tide. Classic line. Yeah. I forget that actor's name. But he just died. Oh, really? Hey died like last week. Oh, man two weeks ago rest in peace once again, but for real once for real. Piece. Okay. As an actor. I'm going to tailor this one for you what? Well, actually your horror fan. What is your favorite horror movie of all time? Oh, man. Well, so we get into this thing. Like, I don't have favorite Jerry's. I have sort of sequence of films. The best named three to five the best modern HARA films. Right. Okay. Got the witch. Yeah. You've got it follows the baba. Yep. And then I'm gonna go a little classic old school. But still new film. The autopsy of Jane Doe have not heard of that. It's Brian Cox and meal Hirsch, wow, also meal her rest in peace, but ironic rest in peace. He's come back is really he is he choked a girl at a party. He choked up producer woman at a party in apparently is still working so the tops Jane does on net flicks. So Emile Hirsch isn't really making money. If you watch it just don't pay for the movie. Okay. That's comeback. Should not you shouldn't choke women. No. Choke anybody? I'm surprised that had blown up. It was. Just long enough ago like two years ago, or whatever. So you know before. Yeah. Before the scumbags, we're getting exposed. So it's he's he sort of skirted around it while he's still getting parts, but he has to do smaller movies like the Jane Doe. But Brian Cox as always, great brilliant. And it's sensually the two of them. Autopsy ING the body of this girl, and no one has ever been scarier being a corpse really like the girl that plays..

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03:07 min | 3 years ago

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"I learned that Jacob's ladder is very well known for having could have been a really different movie in the ad. Yeah. Well, if they hadn't changed the edit, Molly, I got an I've gotta do this rabbit hole jump now. Yeah. I gotta see these on C I've ever seen. I've definitely never seen the deleted scenes from this. So that it's all on the YouTube. It's gonna be interested. It's not only deleted scene. But it's deleted like sequence sequence in supply, which is really kind of interesting. Yeah. I mean, I I know why the movies two hours long. Yeah. It was just about right? Didn't want it to half hour long movie with sequence in the middle. Yeah. It's a it would have been there because you can make you can't make a movie that's under. To our right. And it's such a tight two hours to. Yeah. It's almost like there's not a wasted moment in there. Now. So I do think. Yeah. Okay. Why go through this thing? Yeah. Just to get to where you're going. Yeah. Why have that sequence at all? But I do I do wanna go watch that sequence. I would recommend it. It's definitely interesting changes changes the film a little bit. You got anything else? Yeah. Pruitt Taylor vents. And he's great love him. This is. He's got an everything. He so good every time. I just saw something. Obviously, he's stranger things. Hell the right season to in. Holy forgot about that. Just in something the other day. He's always so good. That's I know this movie is all about God and heaven, but this proof I have proof that there's no God. And it's the Pruitt Taylor vents is not a Hollywood superstar. He's got that. He's got a condition, right? He's got a medical condition where his eyes. Oh. All right. I was going to ask you. He the always does that or he can't do that. No. He can't control it. Oh, okay. So all it pretty much everything. He does. There's a camera holds on him while his eyes wheel. And pretty cool thing to have on the back of your head. Yeah. It's like it's like what's his name the guy that plays pennywise in the new movie. You know, he's got he's got a lazy. I really and so- pennywise the clown can like it's. To the right. Always. That's nice strict, very, it's a very creepy thing. All right. This is that not only do they hold on it. But there's very long pushing in Vietnam on his face. It goes back to several times. Yeah. He he doesn't do any. He sits there. He's just sitting there like everybody else's like Bing Raines is having convulsions the one guys having like a splitting migraine, then everybody else's sort of running around shooting and Pruitt Taylor vents is just sitting there waiting is is and is almost mimic the crazy. Head shake..

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04:28 min | 3 years ago

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"And he does does. And and there's an interesting thing that Danielle is continually trying to tell Tim Robbins what's going on. Yeah. Because. Tim Robbins doesn't know his right from his left. Right, right. It's happens several times in the movie. So one time maybe two times not. That's right. He doesn't know. Right from right. He doesn't know. Where he is. He thinks in one place he's actually in another n chiropractor as metaphor was interesting to think ever seen that. No. Yeah. 'cause quackery I was like, I know chiropractors quack chiropractors t-, chiropractic sure is quackery. But if Daniella was my cover Proctor would I would go to factor. Well, it's funny though, because he kind of turns that notion on its head in the movie when he goes to bust him out traction. And he's like, you know, something about what what is this like a middle aged the middle ages barbaric. Yeah. So like, I I'm a coward practiser. Of course. Right. The future here. Yeah. That's that's probably my favorite Ganay element moment. I think he picks up like a crunchy at one point he's like to Ranya neck, and it's like he will Daniella will buck you up. Yeah. There were a couple of times where he would that one. And then the other one where Jacob goes to find his doctor when he first his doctors not there anymore, and he does bolts out of that office when he sees the territory that was by the way, probably my favorite disturbing image in the movie. Oh, and the top of the nurses had ends over and a hat falls off to the territory coming out of her head. Yeah. Any bolts? And then like securities running after him. Yeah. And the whole time I was like, well why why can't he just because he's not trying to leave the hospital. He's trying to find his doctor. So he's going deeper in like, obviously, he's not allowed. Gotcha. Seems a little heightened for run around a hospital. Yeah. That's what I got. 'cause I thought the same thing I was like telling him to wait. But maybe they were trying to grab him. Right. Well, exactly definitely ups the tension because maybe these are the same doctors that see later that. Right. Hey, man. You're dead. Yeah. Yeah. You're dead. You just need to die. Yeah. So maybe they're trying to grab them there to be like. Yeah. And it's interesting to think too about a deathbed like while he's fighting. He's having all the all this sort of fever dream, and but throughout constantly throughout. Everyone's like, you're dead. Yep. Like, you realize what's going on here? And he's like, nah. And he just keeps going through which I guess was the whole process he needed to go through. Yeah. What is the what is the line with doctors? Oh, he's like I wanna go home. They say this is your home your dad. Yeah. He's lucky dead at monthly you were killed a month ago. He says, no, I'm not, and they're like, what are you then? And he says I'm alive and they go with them. Why are you here? Mike bake, a good point. Yeah. No, good answer. Good point. And then the reveal that the soldier, obviously, you know, that's coming. But they had all turned on each other. Right. Yeah. And I mean, the sort of the only thing that bugged me about this movie is so much of it was kind of spelled out. But I think that was just the nature like you said of the time. Yeah. In Adrian line, a big Hollywood movie. You're not really leaving ambiguity. Yeah. You know? But it sort of all spelled out a little too plainly at times. Sure. Like with with the the character of the Matt at craven. Yeah. When he he comes in and says, everything comes in and says, everything he's like, this is the deal. This is what happened you guys Kelly other your we it was a rage drug. We gave you guys all the rage drug. Yeah. But apparently not apparently saving watched some of it and get to finish it. There was some deleted scenes. Oh, wow. There's a whole deleted scene. Quance? It was like fifteen minutes long after he gets that reveal where craven has worked on an antidote that he is keeps injecting him with try them. And they took all that out and another couple of things they took out as well. But once I got on read it and star reading around..

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04:34 min | 3 years ago

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"Right. So it's like they were there. Yeah. Someone's lying. Yeah. Yeah. Didn't think about that? And it was you know, it's whoever the government agents that are like trying to cover this thing up our right blackwater. Or whatever to see beer. Lafitte? Yeah. I think I'd just wanted. I I really enjoyed this. Applaud of the of the drug thing in the former the troops like getting together to fight the government. Yeah. So I think at the very I was oh, man. So now that ever happened. But I mean it made for a rich storyline. Yeah. It's it's it's another thing that he had to let go of right, right? So he has he has to find out. What it was that happened? Because they really did get experimented on. Yeah. Like all that shouldn't Mekong was real. Which was by the way, like to open a movie, not only with the with the firefight in Vietnam. But all those all the shit that was going on with those guys was really creepy and like a powerful way to open a movie. Yeah, for sure. Yeah. To go from that to like, I mean, you are a lot of times watching this movie going what movie my watch either. It's pretty ballsy. Yeah. One of my favorite moments is is he's just walking down the street. And there's these girls that are like, hey, hey, postman when they sing. Then they sing. That's great. Yeah. Was cool. Yeah. Because like he soliciting loosening, but that's a part of his dream to. Yeah. Which is kind of fun. Yeah. And it is starts out. So like, it's such a slow burn. I think because he sees the first kind of creeps on the subway that isolated subway like there's nothing creepy or movies than I did subway station. The first thing that he's you know, sort of like is the first bit of imagery that you see is that sort of like, very phallic. Yeah. Tale under the guise code guys. Who's like sort of sleeping on the on the subway when money walks out when he gets off at his station. He's no when he's in the subway, he looks up and there's a poster in the subway that says New York, and then he pans over to the right in it says hell, yeah. Pretty ominous. And I was like, okay. Well, I think we know what's going on here. But then when he gets off the subway there's a poster that says ecstasy, right? And I was like, okay. If you just shown that once I I would have said, you know, whatever. Yeah. He passes it several times he tries to get out of the subway station. It's locked he goes back down. It's over his shoulder. And then again, it's like behind him at one point. So I'm like why ecstasy? Yeah. Why I tell you why? All right, one of the definitions of ecstasy is an emotional or religious frenzy or translate state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self transcendence. Oh, wow. Is trying to transcend the self. Yeah. I mean, the the writer definitely like, it's I'm glad you did that homework because it's easy to dismiss this as like in eighties movie where they're just like let's just put a bunch of fucked up shit in there. Yeah. And and who cares if it makes sense, but I feel like the writer did is homework for sure. And I think I think this it all in the set designer and. You know, everybody that said, wait how about we throw this poster in the background, right? Yeah. Yeah. And even when he's I mean, there are plenty of sort of obvious shots where you're supposed to see something like when he's rifling through his drawers. And there's the, you know, the stranger I he's he's also reading the stranger. Yeah. On the subway. I don't get read the stranger to strangers about associate path, right? Who just does things to do them and ends up murdering a guy for no reason. Right. So I don't know. I don't know about existentialism. Even the KOMO says that said that the stranger was not existent. So yeah, maybe some listeners out there now. Yeah. From someone. And then Louis, of course, is obviously an angel. Yeah. He says so in the movie, I says you look like an angel like an overgrown cherub. Yeah..

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04:08 min | 3 years ago

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"The place that he had to go to sort of like reckon with his past. Okay. Was to go to this sort of future. And if you I mean, it's not like, I don't know. What year it's supposed to take place in mid seventies. Okay. Because I was like I was like, oh, it seems it seems like it's in the future. It doesn't feel like mid seventies. Of of like, you know. Post Vietnam or whatever like everything's really old. Yeah. And I was like is this because he's imagining a future, but he can't imagine futuristic stuff because he hasn't seen the future. And so like living in the same year when he went to Vietnam. Yeah. Right. That's kind of funny take everything everything is like everything is super old. So yeah, I think it's. Yeah. I don't I don't think he ever worked for the post office. Maybe maybe he worked there before. I don't think so though because like I think he'd probably like just gotten out of school to go into Vietnam. Right. And so, yeah, I think all of this was like. Him sort of living the life giving himself this life to live. Yeah. And then going away this is all wrong. I have to find my way right back to what what really matters here, which is that like, I'm attached to this life. Right. I'm so attached to this life that I'm creating this false future for myself. Yeah. To try to stay alive. Yeah. Even though I should die. Yeah. I mean, I like the Vietnam reveal the end too. But I was also kind of disappointed that none of that stuff was real. And that like 'cause I really did like the subplot of the his former platoon getting together and trying to figure out what happened to them over there. Jason alexander. Yeah. That's right with a little bit of hair. He yeah. He plays the attorney to of here for feeding corn chips. That's right. Pose a bag of corn chips drawer and an an an open bag according to and just like offers to a so thought of that wondered about that as an acting choice that I was going to ask you, I even made a note. I was like just ask Randy about what that was all about. That's Jason Alexander original. That's what that is. Guarantee. A he was like a corn chips. Yeah. I'm I'm gonna gonna I'm gonna. I'm gonna I'm gonna eat corn chips because he is like, obviously, it's a very like orally fixated character 'cause he's eating he's crunching ice. Yeah. Yeah. Cup of ice. And he's like he's poised is in his mouth. Chops child or so some out chops the rest, and I'm just like. I mean, I would be it would be a weird choice, but people do it. Yeah. And also wondered about like, I'm sure every director and editor in the world is just like come on, man. Like now, you're eighty now you're gonna bring a couple of ice into a scene. I you know, what he was very good about it. He ate one corn chip. Well, that's true. He wasn't like snacking the whole time. So it's easy to work at around like one. If you do one thing. Yeah. That's true. If he was just like the whole fucking time sound designer it'd be like come on, right? Cheese, man. Yes. So he doesn't take the case. Because and then that's when you think there's so many red herrings. Yeah. Because he comes back and says you guys never even went to be at Phnom. Yeah. You died or like not died, but you guys were in a training, exercise and psych evaluating wouldn't allow you to go to war. Yeah. I was disappointed that that wasn't the reality of it. I think. Yeah. And I was like, oh because it isn't because he does diabetes. And I was like that's not true because they tell us that the beginning of the movie there in the delta the right? The, you know, the first bit text that comes on the screen is like me on delta nineteen sixty nine or whatever..

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03:12 min | 3 years ago

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"And and he's back with his family. And then like, you know, sort of wakes up from that dream. But you think that's it. You think I'll man this movie is? Yeah. Just took a right turn, right? And it doesn't last very long. No and MacAulay Kokin still alive. Yeah. And he comes into the bedroom and says like, you know, I can't sleep or whatever. Door will. Yeah. Yeah. Interesting that he has to go back, and like really let go with the fact that he like lost his family, which clearly like if you lose your son, go to hit Phnom get exposed to crazy. Yeah since. Yeah. These e was the real drug. Yeah. Well, and then there's there's that whole thing. Like, there's a lot going on in this movie a lot going on because the very end. I mean, what what is your take a variant on the end of this discussion. But. Not your take. But how do you feel about that reveal? 'cause I read a lot on read it today. A lot of people really mad, and they're like you should have ended the movie with them. Ascending the stairs with the sun. Oh, you like when they when they go back to Vietnam, Vietnam. Right. I thought it was great. It's great people hate it. It's great. Because then you see like, I know it's like putting a bow on it. And maybe that's why people don't like it. Maybe because we are a little more sophisticated now. Yeah. We don't mind quite ambiguous ending shirt. Even though that the walking up the stairway not to beg use. Going and Jacob's ladder. Of course in the bible is the ladder to heaven. A lot of stuff going on there. I liked the ending. I like when they cut back to Vietnam. And he's being worked on by these, you know, this mash unit or whatever because it's what they say to each other. Right. It's like it. Look, so peaceful. Yeah. You know, let's, you know, let's call it. He's gone. He looks so peaceful. Yeah. It's like he's made peace. Yeah. And they said he put up a hell of a fight though. Right. The entire movie was him putting up a fight. Right. It's a deathbed. Yeah. It's him struggling to like hold onto his life. Yeah. I think what I don't get though is was that brought on by the drugs or was death. No, the oh, no license or was that just I don't think that I think that he was like making the journey. Okay from life into death. But in order to like to do that like in order to ascend or whatever nor to leave behind. Who you are you have to let go of everything. So it was him letting go of everything, but he was fighting every every second of the way. But I mean, what was was he ever postal worker? Did he I mean, he never came back from Vietnam. So right. Like, none of that. Really happened. Right. Maybe. Yeah. I think that it was just..

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03:39 min | 3 years ago

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"But then I was like, wait a minute. This was super early for the demon. Yep. Yeah. I think Marilyn Manson just took the shady ran weather. Probably base this whole career on Jacob's ladder. I think about it. Yeah. Because didn't he have like an eyeless thing at one point? Or maybe it was mouthfuls. I don't know. I don't know much. I mean, lack is like there's Eliza has the scene where she is completely black that was freaky to and then she has sort of like these demon teeth. That's when he pushes her across the room. Yeah. When she gets in his face, and she's like, what's your forget. What her line is? But then he pushes her. Yeah. And then, of course, the in that doctor's surgical room from hell, the the eyeless doctor who jams that needle in his forehead and just that whole scene is just great. Yeah. And isn't she wanted? She wanted the doctors. He is. Yes. She's she's like there for some reason. Yeah. Well, I mean this because there's so much. Is it real? Or is it not as awake as he asleep is alive or is he dead? And I think this is kind of movie this best to just kinda watch not try and figure it out every ten minutes. Yeah. As something different. Yeah. Watch it run once ran with it. And then, you know, your second time you can take four pages of notes like I did. Right. But there's a great scene with Elizabeth Payne a very early in the film where she takes all of his old photos and throws them into the incinerator. Yeah. And I'm like, oh, she's helping you owe interest. She's burning away your past. Yeah. That's that's totally the right take I think, but as a film viewer. It's very easy to be like how can you do that right now? No, she's she's a fucking bitch. Yeah. You think right? You know, watching her this movie, but like she's actually trying to help him let go of of this life. Well, which was an obviously this full spoil. Lers because it's an old movie. And everyone knows what we do here but tragedy spoiler at the beginning of this. Because we immediately said he's dead. Yeah. His his great life strategy was was losing his son to an accident. Hit by car. Little little BB mccully called in cute little MacAulay coma. Holly MacAulay Culkin Kalkin. Yeah. I mean, it's pretty funny to see that kid now like is a parent of young kid 'cause I mean, always home alone. But when I saw him last night, I was like damn that is just an adorable little kid. No he like he is like peak peak. To like just. Yeah. A little younger than than home alone talkin and just like so you just wanna like like you wanna adopt him. Yeah. He's not sassy in this movie either. So he's no he is an angel a little angel. Yeah. Yeah. He is. So he's lost his son and. Feel like everything else is. I mean, that's that's the major thing that he has to let go of. But it's also this marriage that he had. So when they come back in the feels like the mid point of the movie that was forgotten about all of that. Yeah. When I watched before I watched it last night. So I was going I didn't fully remember, and I was trying to figure it out my own self. Yeah. Well, he has the dream, right? Yeah. Like the dream where he goes. Oh, I I dreamt that. I was with Jesse bell. Yes. Played by Elizabeth who was somebody. He worked with the post office. He was like I was married to her. It was a nightmare. There were these demons everywhere. Yeah. But the sex is really good. Great thighs..

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04:06 min | 3 years ago

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"God is at home. It is we who have gone out for a walk. It's a great quote that is. So maybe this film might be Tim Robbins is out for a walk. Yeah. Well, he's applause for in the movie, right? Isn't he a philosopher in the movie postal worker? No. But doesn't he have a PHD Desi? Oh, yeah. I think the professor supposed to do was he supposed to be a philosophy perfect. So I think Lewis says something at one point in chiropractic session that something about you philosophers interesting. Yeah, interesting. Yeah. He does have I remember he does have a PHD. I think at one point he looks at his. PHD? I it's a master of arts cease looking at some point. Oh, his diploma. All right. What what are the quotes got? He who would be serene and pure needs. But one thing detachment, and so it's Jacob's attachment to all of these things in his life. Right. That are keeping him from being serene and pure. And so the quote from the movie from Daniella national treasure. Eckhard sell hell to you know, what he said he said, the only thing that burns is the part of you that won't let go of your life. So when you write down the rest, but if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from this. Yeah. So you'll see demons everywhere. I mean, that's the movie, but what the demons are doing is burning away the parts of you. Yeah. Didn't need to go. Right. And so what you think is hell is actually just you sort of shedding these parts of yourself. Right. Your attachment to the world. Yeah. I mean, it's deeper movie. Then I think it gets credit for because of the nose ninety but feels like that eighties gloss drian line, but there are some substantial things happening in it. I I mean, I it's it's a it's a movie about death. Yeah. It's a movie about dying. It's it's it's. It's a movie about letting go of like your life. And you know, Jacob the Tim Robbins character. He's told numerous times in the film that he's dead yet. He gets hold his lifeline has ended. Yeah. It gets told by Essop Lethem Erkan. Yeah. Right. Yes. Who is in peak flirt mode. Yeah. In the scene. She's a palm reader is. She's one of the great character actors. I tell you man that just everyone nails it in this movie and for her to have such a small scene and forget a just cut. She is like dynamic. She's electric yet. She reads, his poem, and she's like, oh, Honey, you're dead. Yeah. Like your lifeline ended. Yeah. Who else tells them the doctors at the hospital right where he goes through sort of like the demon hospital. My god. Those truly terrifying. So last night to me is a forty seven year old, man. It's in the dark. I was freaked out. Oh, it's a great. It's a great great scene. And there's like that he's on a gurney in the wobbly wheel that like won't like that. It's like just raised up a little bit. It's just like spinning around as it's going down the hallway. And then there's like body parts on the floor or whatever. And I'm like, you could you could not even had body parts on the fly. Now just had this gurney going down with that wildly. We. It got stuck on like a pancreatic. It's unfolding. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Whoops, guys who dropped Irving. Well, and just imagery wise there. There's so many great disturbing images of I use of the shaky had a demon is it? Yep. Okay. Had never been done before. That wonder a big trope trope in the night when I saw it. I was like, oh, yeah. That thing..

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04:09 min | 3 years ago

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"In it and Daniella who I just forgot how much I love anyway. Oh louie. He so great Louis the chiropractor. It may be one wants to do the right thing. Right. After that God. He's so good. He's great and written by Bruce, Joel Rubin. So that's sort of the setup to this movie about a Vietnam veteran who depending on your take. I mean, it's it's a movie about everything from PSD to government experiment to. Grief, get grief and guilt for sure. Like, there's a lot going on here. There is a ton going on. And again like it could be a situation where it doesn't work because there's so much going on. And yeah, when I watched that the other day, I was like, oh boy like it could have been so easy for this movie to take like one wrong turn. Yeah. I almost think when they sort of get together at in the middle. I was like oh, man. Is that is that bad because it starts moving into like thriller territory where it's like, oh, there's a conspiracy it almost almost. Goes too far with that thing like got cars blowing up and shit. Right. It's like, wait. What what is this movie that I'm watching like for sure like seeing demons analogy cars are blowing up like what's happening? Yes. Like, the the whole seem like the mafia, but the government black coated guys, right? Yeah. Why I I think if you look at the history of the CIA they're pretty closely tied in with the mob. For that scene. Was great. Actually, it was the inside the car fight. Yeah. Was one of my favorite scenes of the great a great fight. But it does go. Wait. What movie I'm watching? Why? Is there a fight scene? Yeah. But it's not, you know, obviously, it's not done like. Yeah. But it almost takes a wrong turn when you get into that. I think it's like ten to fifteen minutes sequence in the movie. Yeah, they sort of go into this like sort of like military conspiracy type thing that's going on. There's a lot of red herrings. I think. Yeah. And I don't know if it was just to throw people off the scent. I have an idea all right here. And it's that there's so many things that he has to let go of. Okay. And so the movie really is just walking him through all the things that he needs so echo of. Right. So he's sort of moving through like these the parts of his life that he has to let go of is it purgatory. And he's doing this in your view. I don't know. I don't know. I mean. The thing that really rings to me and always has about this movie is is when Louis played by Danielle starts talking about Meister Eckhart. And their some Meister Eckhart quotes that aren't in the movie. Now, explain who that is now that fits in for everyone Meister Eckhart was a religious philosopher, and he just had some some great ideas about God and about life in what and what it means to be alive. And what it means to connect with God. Like, whatever your idea like God is it doesn't have to be like, you know, like legit thing or whatever. Right. But so I think I don't think it's purgatory. And I'll let me just. Say some quotes that aren't from the movie at all, okay? But are from my heart because Meister Eckhart like becomes an important part of the film. Truly it is in darkness. That one's one finds the light. So when we are in sorrow than this light is nearest to us. So like when chits really bad that means that you are really close to finding the solution..

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05:04 min | 3 years ago

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"On? So get ready for a fantastic love letter for all things fantasy everyone because this world is really really weird. But like in the best way, it's very funny. It's totally right up. Your alley if you're into fantasy, but mostly it's Tig tone. The quest begins. Everyone January thirteenth at midnight. Only on a dull swim. All right. Well, let's move on to Jacob's ladder. Oh, man that is one of my favorite movies. I mean, you went there with a bullet for this one. There wasn't a lot of deliberation. Itsy Mike at least over the Email. Well, we we we had talked. I had a few weeks to decide what it was deliberating. I knew I knew that. I was doing the podcast. And then I sorta started I watched a lot of like. Older movies trying to find one. I don't have a favorite. Sure. It's it's a tough question. I like movies their movies that I watched that. I'm just like, oh, wow. I can you know, I can I can watch this movie at ten times. But a lot of times those movies are big. So my thought process with this one was like this is an underrated classic that. I don't think that never got the recognition that. I think deserves. Yeah. I and I was like, you know, what? Go back rewatch it. Make sure I'm right. Make sure that it is an underrated. Classic and. Yeah, totally. Yeah. I think I don't think I'd seen it since probably not in the theater in nineteen ninety. But I have a definite memory of seeing it in college in Athens a on VHS a couple years later. Yeah. So like ninety one or ninety two which is a pretty great like late night college movie. Yeah. For sure, and it's a great movie to sort of discover. Yeah. Because you're just like, whoa. Where's this thing going? Yeah. Yeah. For sure. And it's well, it's a is Adrian liner Adrian land always said Adrian's line. Okay. And then I watched him on Charlie rose. Rest in peace. Charlie Rhys who. He had proceeding this film. He had made in a row Flashdance nine half weeks than fatal attraction than this movie than indecent proposal. So he had a very big run of just sexy movies in very just a no he gets called flashy a lot, but it was just sort of movies of the day. And he was really good at that. Totally just big sort of Hollywood. Yeah. And I looked up why he wasn't working much anymore, and he didn't retire or anything the last thing. I saw he went to movie, and he was like, oh, they only wanted to give me like thirty million dollars to make it, and I can't make a movie for thirty million dollars. And I was like, yeah. That's Adrian line. How about that? Rather not make a movie then make a movie for thirty. Yeah. I think he I think he little bit got sort of pigeonholed into like the sexy movie. Yes. John RA the erotic thriller. Yeah. But I mean, he he did a better better than anyone. I don't think ever went like the direct to video wrote. No, no. But I think because he had sexuality in his movies. Like, let's get the guy that make sexy movies in here. Yeah. Fatal attraction is. So good, though, fatal attraction is an excellent. Excellent. Phil. Yeah. Yeah. I think people get confused, but they mix that up with the the Sharon Stone one Basic Instinct. Yeah. Which I was actually talking to Karen about this basic here and freed who. Who I thought that Adrian line made Basic Instinct, Paul HOGAN, he's the other sexy movie. Yeah. But also like Pulver hope. Robo very like, he's just like wild extremes. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's fatal attraction was great though, fairly traction is is is is really good and not an only sexy for about ten minutes. Yeah. And then it gets really fucking scary. Yeah. I mean, I think that was one of the better movies from that era. But Jacob's ladder. Did did. Okay. But much more gained a cult following over the years with Tim, Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Payne a- who sadly passed away at actually. Yeah. Actually, and really recipes. Yeah. It was buffet Neha. But she died because she is dead. Oh, recipes Charlie rose. He's just he's dead to me. No, she passed away from cirrhosis. So yeah, it was pretty rough for her. But just a host of eighties actors Matt craven, Eric LaSalle Pruitt, Taylor vents Ving Raines is.

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03:40 min | 3 years ago

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"I also wanted to stop and go like, I'm an actor. Yeah. This is for a part. I would I don't think this is cool. Run around with like late seventies facial hair, and like really long haired. Right that my gig. I think the part on stranger things too is such a time honored tradition to be like the the cool teacher who that students trust really to go to. I was I was looking around like I could never find that. Archetype anywhere. Oh, really? Yeah. That's the thing. It's normally by strict teacher. I guess I'm thinking of movies like gremlins is the first one that pops into my head. Didn't he get a teacher teddy and sort of I felt like all the adults in gremlins were like all terrible. Well, they all that while died in horrible ways. Well, there are plenty of teacher tropes. But I feel like one of them is like the kind of cool teacher the student can go to now. I don't know. I don't know. I would I'm going to have to go back and revisit because I was just like I didn't think it was an original thing by by far. There's always like some sort of. Mentor type character and in films and television. But yeah, I couldn't find one that was exactly what. I wanted to do with Mr Clark. Yeah. I get that. So I just sort of used. Hey, how I felt about the kids. 'cause they're awesome. Yeah. They're really great. And. There's really good actors. And so I was like, oh, yeah. No. I definitely one of like, protect these these little beans. Yeah. Yeah. And then I also saw the way that the duffer brothers. The communicated in dealt with the kids, which was they treated them like adults. They looked to them for. Like advice on how they wanted to do the scene. They wanted to hear their input. Yeah. And so it was a very interesting thing to see. And I was like, oh, yeah. That's that's who this guy is right? But he wants to engage them on a level of like respect. Yeah. So he respects them and. Like wants them to like. Operate at the top of their potential kinda the teacher you always want. Yeah. The period, but especially at that age. Yeah. Just like so important in a kid's life to have like a teacher like that. I think for sure very, especially when you're when you have to build isolation tank corps, right gateway to another. Right to have a middle school science center. Help you with that. What it was? I don't know. If you listened to Karen's episode, but what movie did she do? She did Rebecca Alfred Hitchcock Paca, but we talked a little bit about just costuming and wardrobe and how cool it is for her to be in those first fittings and see like the actor kind of put their role on for the first time. And I'm just curious for an actor like how do you? How do you go about building your character? I know it close are important for a lot of actor. Yeah. But what's your process like?.

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04:44 min | 3 years ago

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"What was that? Like that was great. That was it wasn't my first TV show. But it was my first extended amount of time on a TV show. I think in season one I think I spent about four months on that set. That's great. And I didn't really do a whole lot characterize. But you know, I got to work with some really great actors scoot mcnairy. Yeah. Yeah. And Lee pace and got to like your work closely with them. And we're in watch the way that they worked in talk to them about their work. And just you know, scooping areas is a legend like at some point. He's going to be huge. Hollywood already knows about him the rest of the like, you know, he's just he just sort of hides in these characters. And I don't think people know how ubiquitous he is. He's in everything. Yeah. I mean, he's definitely one of those faces that people see and they're like, oh, yeah. He's that guy and voices now because he's the narrator for narcos Mexico. Oh, really? Yeah. I haven't seen. It's great. It's great to like as soon as I heard his voice sounds like scoot. Nice mcnary later skipping their choke on Twitter sorry for eating jokes now. No, that's all right. How did stranger things like you're on season one? Yeah. So obviously, and I talked to Craig a bit about this. And the guys I had Gilman and Kyrie joke. Gary and Dave. Yeah. And they were they harbor. There are great. And obviously just the excitement of kind of taken a flyer on this sort of unusual sounding show that. That just blows up like what will thing why I think that's I think probably Joe and myself or just happy to have a gig. I don't think Dave ever wanted for a gig. He's he was one of those you know, that was like scoot before a stranger things where it was just Hollywood knew about him. And he's just this brilliant actor that like when they needed somebody really brilliant to come in. And and really nail something. They would bring him in. He has a great scene in Brokeback mountain. Oh, yeah. Man, where he doesn't say anything really like like he has lines. It's him and Jake Jalen hall, and they're like with their wives that this honky talk bar. Yeah. And they go outside maybe to smoke a cigarette or something. And David's just like, you know, I've got this fishing cabin. Like, go fishing, right? And just like other talking about fucking. Yeah. And it's just as great great brilliant scene. Yeah. And like David's just so wonderful. And with what he does. So I think for him. He was probably like, oh, okay. Nobody's ever going to watch the show. Right. But I'll do it just, you know, whatever. Because it's so good. When I read the script. I was like this is wonderful. Yeah. Like, this is like everything that I love this is like every bit of of pop culture that I've consumed in my life, right, especially the ones like from the eighties. So like, you know, the entire like Stephen King library, right? Every thing that Steven Spielberg is done. I when I would describe it to people before it came out. I'd go like, oh, you know, on the show strange things whatever and people would say like, well, what's it about? I'm like it's really hard to describe because it it jumps genres like their four or five John RAs in season one. And I would say it's like if if Stephen King and Steven Spielberg got together in the eighties, right and made a movie together, man. How great would of that? But well, we're looking at it. It's called stranger things wonderful. Yeah. I totally agree. Yeah. Interesting. Every thought about that multiple genres, so it Sifi its horror. We've yeah, you've got the scifi got the horror. But then you've got coming of age coming of age, the John Hughes high school story for sure. And then with David is especially later on in season one you sort of got that paranoid. Seventies type thriller aspect. What's the what's the Warren Beatty move? The parallel parallel via and then. Oh, it's the Gene Hackman where he's the conversation the conversation. Yeah. There's I mean like. Yeah. That's that's so in there, especially when he starts finding like bugs in his apartment..

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04:38 min | 3 years ago

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"Like myself in like what I was doing. Right. So there's like me in what I'm doing right? Yeah. It's work. Yeah. I mean, it's fun work. Yeah. But I think that maybe a misconception that every actor is, you know, is just explodes into a room, and, you know, tries to grab all the attention. Yeah. Exactly. No. I the that's a lot of it. Sure. I've been on the hottest. That's where I'm no. Yeah. I wish you shut the fuck up. I'm glad to hear that. So what were your first jobs like what did you? Did. You like you were doing theater, you're doing improv? Yeah. And then you started going out on like commercial auditions or. Kind of what was going on land at the time. Yeah. Commercials where the where the deal for? Sure. Yeah. Did a law a lot of commercials. Lot lottery commercials. Oh, sure. Yeah. I mean, it's it's it's terrible. Terrible work, but does pay the bills. Yeah. And then I mean, I guess good for did you ever think about leaving Atlanta? Yeah. I've thought about a lot. But then every time I wanna leave Atlanta get gig. Really? Yeah. And that would keep you there. Yeah. And then Atlanta started about. I don't know how many years ago like when did they put the production incentive in? That's when it really kicked in right? Yeah. It was it was probably in twenty ten round there. Okay. Was where it sort of started. Trying to think of yes, probably like twenty twelve before they actually the first good thing. Started shooting here. I think I was Walking Dead, right? Was twenty twelve maybe. Have you been on that? Okay. But yeah, that was before that it was a lot of really shitty movies and TV shows that were like, they would just shoot their pilots here. Right. I remember that. So you're yeah. You'd get a job on a pilot. It would go great like it would be a recurring character. And then you, you know, you wouldn't even get the call from your agent, you, you know, like, I just do my research and go like, oh, they're shooting this in Toronto right in Vancouver. So the show would continue. Yeah. The showed continued they reshoot the pilot and then cast Canadians. Really that's interesting after all the trouble to make a pilot. And they would just literally do it over again. What wants the out wants the show got picked up. Basically, the pilots were just you know, they would they would go in and go like, here's our proof of concept. Right. But now, I mean like now that we've got this great infrastructure, and there are so many things shooting here. It's like, yeah. It's a no brainer for them to go. Like, no, we shoot there. Yeah. Yeah. I was talking to on the show about that of why it stuck. I think someone had asked a question via Facebook like why did it land of come the new hub? Yeah. And obviously the production incentive was a big deal. But I made the point of like if Atlanta if we hadn't had good crews here to begin with it probably wouldn't have caught on even though a lot of people have now come in from elsewhere. And if we hadn't have gotten that infrastructure that was huge, I think yeah, for sure yeah. We had we had a nice base. Of crew and then North Carolina got rid of their incentives. Right. And then they had some anti-lgbt Hugh legislation go through. Uh-huh. And that just chased every production out of North Carolina. So the crews from North Carolina, then moved to Roja is migrated. And now, basically doubled our? Production staff. Yeah. And like than it really blew up. Yeah. Time we can just build so many studios here. Yes, duty owes and mining houses and prop shops and costumes. That was the thing Atlanta never had because as a PA, you know, used to. All the costumes were either brought in or they were just bought and returned it stores, but you can like run a full show out of here. But now, I mean, this is the mazing what's happened in this town, you know, and and what a cool thing for for people. Like you that didn't leave? Yeah. Analysis in your imagine. You're additioning allot for like really cool stuff now. Yeah. For sure. What else are you on a halt and catch fire?.

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04:41 min | 3 years ago

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"So every time I meet someone like, oh, Where'd you? Go to read in high school Endo metrics, cool, actually, but moved away for many many years came back cedar grove is where I started. And then then we went to like privates. I went to a private school for a while. I went to so many schools barely all over. Yeah. Now, we're what was your first like were you into movies as a kid or acting or? I mean, not really acting until I was like in high school or whatever. But I always did like sort of performing for like my family, right? So just that personality. Yeah. Yeah. Class clown stuff a little bit. But but I am a little introverted. So it was more of just like having ideas. Mike, whispering, right? Sitting next to you like, I should totally say this out loud right now. The this is a killer line. Cracking up your immediate schoolmates. No. That's cool. Class cow. Yeah. I was a bit more disruptive. But in a pleasant way. Yeah. Like, my teachers liked me. I think generally you you wanted to bring joy to the world. Yeah. I don't think I was a big asshole. But I was a little bit disruptive. But they always sort of like, oh, Chuck that kind of thing. Yeah. And you're you're definitely into the the movie watching and stuff. Yeah. Was that a big deal in your family, or no really now, I think my brother, and I were way into movies and books and comic books. TV video games. But it was just you guys. Yeah. No. It would definitely wasn't like something that my family was like you should love movies. Yeah. I was kind of the same way. I feel like you're one of the only people I've talked to who didn't have like parents feeding them culture and stuff. 'cause I my parents were just I don't know. I don't know if my mom's into movies now she's ever been right. And her sixties my dad never has been. Yeah. At all. Yeah. I think. Yeah. I think with my dad liked to watch movies. My mom. I mean was definitely a consumer of pop culture. But right, never something like passionate about her or anything like that. Yeah. Is your brother older younger older was he was he kind of feeding you. Good stuff. Yeah. I would just read whatever he read and. As far as movies, like whatever was on HBO. So ride. You watched a lot of sort of grew up on horror movies. And HBO was a big deal. I'm telling you, man, they just showed rated our movies all during the day. Yeah. It was great. Yeah. I think that was a conduit for a lot of guys sorted. They grew up in the in the eighties, and I grew up in the seventies and eighties. But when we finally got cable on our street and HBO like the world just opened up to me. Yeah. Between that an MTV. I guess. Yeah. MTV was a big deal. Yeah. I still remember like HBO used to have like this intro to the movies out the city thing. Yeah. Yeah. The model. Yeah. It's one of my favorite things. That that that never leaves me. Yeah. They went back and watched that on YouTube not too long ago. And it was just like a wave of nostalgia. Like washing over me seeing that that hold the long one. The you know, they had a shorter version. But the one was so great. Yeah. I'm gonna have to go back and watch that again. Yeah. It's pretty cool. When did you get into acting? When did I get into acting? I did some stuff in high school sort of got a passion for it. There. And then my friends, and I did would just make sure stupid short films together. Right. And that just sort of grew into. Performing in doing improv and theater and and sketch comedy and eventually like, you know, going legit and. Yeah, starting to get paid. Now. How does an introvert how do you overcome that? Or find yourself saying like, this is probably the weirdest thing for me to try or was it not the weird. I just didn't think about it. And it's less like I dunno performing for me is different than like. Being at a party, right? And like being like the life of the party, or whatever, which you know. I would never be that. But yeah, performing there is always some sort of distance in between me and..

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03:46 min | 3 years ago

"randy havens" Discussed on Movie Crush

"Hey, everybody. Welcome to movie crush Friday. Interview addition here at Pont city market the home studio in Atlanta, Georgia today. Everyone ahead, Mr. Randy havens in. In person to talk to me Randy is from Atlanta. He is a local guy who has been in a bunch of stuff. It's kind of it's kind of cool as you'll see in this conversation. He he was an actor in Atlanta still as but was an accurate landed before there was a ton of like good, TV and movies and stuff going on here. A lot of local commercial work and stuff like that. And just waited it out, and the film business sort of arose around him, which is really kind of cool. He didn't bolt for New Yorker LA. And all of a sudden he finds himself having these great recurring parts on shows like halt and catch fire and stranger things, of course, because this is part of the ongoing stranger things series. He plays. Mr Clark, the the cool affable teacher dare I say lovable teacher in stranger things. And he's definitely got the face. Like when you see Randy ABI, like, oh, that's the guy from that movie or that TV show that I love which is kind of cool. He's able to disappear into all these different roles and do it right here from his home base in Atlanta. And Randy was kind enough to come in and share a bit about acting in his process and the process, and and sorta even gave some helpful tips. I think if you're if you're an actor looking to get into that kind of thing, and he chose the the great movie Jacob's ladder from nineteen ninety the sort of suspense thriller from Adrian line, really good movie. Both of us agree that it's underrated and judging from the Facebook reaction, they got from you all you really looking forward to to this bit of disturbing nostalgic cinema. So we had to talk about it. And hope you enjoy it. And here we go with Randy havens on Jacob's ladder. Yeah. I'm surprised we haven't met yet. And I feel like we might have worked together years ago. I was a P A twenty years ago in Atlanta and feel like we might have worked on some jobs commercials or something, of course. Yeah. I've been I don't know what years. Well, let me see here. This would have been late nineties. Yeah. I don't know if I really start early two thousands. Yeah. In the in the arts, I started working, you know bragging. The old. And I did I looked up to just to see what crossover we had and my one of my best friends from high school still very good friend is Jim Eissa. Oh, love Jim. And you're in good intentions, and I'm done other stuff with probably. Yeah. We did some commercials together back in the day. And I think Jim's probably gonna come on at some point nice. And then Jason MacDonald nine Catherine are my neighbors. They live if you houses up for you, go in east like love those guys. Yeah. Yeah. And that's that stranger things connection to because Catherine and I have a scene together season one. Yeah. I'll probably have to bring her in here. Half thought she was going to murder me. Script. She going to kill me. Are you from Atlanta? Yeah. What part grew up in DeKalb like Decatur to Cam. What was your high school? I'm well, I born indicated a cabin that. I moved around a lot. Okay. So I live like south of the city north city is the country. We moved around a bunch. Yeah. I'm a DeKalb county native myself, and there are not many of us..

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