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The movie of the year is here: Boys State
"Sean Fantasy. And this is the big picture conversation show but the best movie I've seen in twenty twenty. That movie is called boy state. What is boy state? Well, it's a documentary. It is now available on Apple TV plus and I thought it would be appropriate for us to just talk about this film which I think is fascinating and incredible document of life in twenty twenty in many ways. Specifically, the way that we engage with our political system Amanda I wanted to talk to you about it because I know that you like the. Film as well. We're GONNA. Talk a bit about what boy state is the institution, and also what this movie isn't how it captures it but what did you make of it off the top see you saw this movie at Sundance as did our colleague Noam Away and you both raved about it and I didn't get to see that sundance so I caught up with it about six months later with all of the expectation that goes along with you guys being this is the best we've ever seen I was wrapped. This is A. Very documentary that is about each. Summer Camp Robert Graham, and we'll explain the program a bit more. It's Kinda complex. I still have some questions about how boy state the Summer Camp Program works but whatever. And I was just completely in Michigan. It's one of those documentaries where you're like I can't believe you got this on tape and also I can't believe that you've got this on tape and also it speaks so profoundly to the moment in which I'm watching it even though it was filmed during the summer of two, thousand and eighteen. Yell leader in this episode, and you can hear a conversation with me and Amanda mcbain and Jesse Moss the filmmakers behind the movie and they explained a bit about how they captured what you're describing, and there are several moments in this movie that will make you say this is must be scripted. This can't be real. I mean in many ways it seems. Like archetypal narrative, dramatic movie making, but it is very real and boy state. The institution is very real. So what is boy state? It's it is as you say, it's a sort of a summer camp. It's a, it's a summer leadership program I assume you as a as a high achieving young person. You must have been a part of some some programs. Like this I get sent to Arts Camp I. Never did the Politics Camp I did have to go to girl scout camp once even though it wasn't a girl Scout, but this is sponsored by the American Legion and I only really interacted with the American Legion. In that. Sometimes, we had our middle school dances at an American Legion clubhouse. Okay. So the American Legion does sponsor this program they nominate High. School Juniors and they come in the interview and they talk about their idea of the country and patriotism and the idea of public service that means to them, and it's essentially a training program for politicos aspiring Politicos, and that's a fascinating thing growing up I went to basketball camp. I was an aspiring. Professional Basketball player unfortunately I am incredibly slow and can't jump and can't shoot. So that's that was never going to happen for me, and for some people at boys anger, there is a girl state as well. We should say that you know in in most states in this country, they offer this program. There are a lot of people who aspire to kind of public service or at least to get a a sort of a sense of civic duty, which is not necessarily the same thing as public service. And this has been happening since nineteen, thirty seven. And the. There is a long list of famous and accomplished alumni in boys and girls stayed more specifically boy stated won't probably won't surprise people to hear. Just a shortlist of incredibly well known people who participated in this program includes Bill Clinton Dick Cheney. Justice Samuel Alito James Gandolfini my boy. Roger Ebert. Michael Jordan. Tom Cotton. Rush Limbaugh Cory Booker. So you know luminaries or lowlights depending on your point of view of the world. This is quite a quite a list of people there and the program itself is kind of interesting. So essentially, I, feel like we're talking around specifically what it does, but the programs vary by state but in Texas where this movie takes place participants are divided into two groups. The federal and the nationalist and what are the what are these two groups have to do and and how does that set up the Phil Do a lot of things but the film follows the political campaign aspect of boy state and boy state is a week long program in Texas and kind of the climactic event is an election for governor of the state, the boys state of Texas. So these two parties, the federalists in the nationalist, which by the way just already casts a quite a shadow over the whole. The. The documentary because they really they adopt these names as teams, and so they're yelling about being federalists and nationalists and anyway. At they elect. Party chairman's they they kind of do a platform that we should talk about the platform they have primaries and they each eventually select one nominee for the governor's race, and then at the end, there is election and one governor emerges. So you know approximately eleven hundred boys participate in this process, and that means that out of large groups. One two three people have to merge and the reason that this movie happened and the reason that Jesse and Amanda sought to identify a handful of people who'd be significant to the process in the given year that they were shooting is because in two thousand, seventeen Texas boys state legislature voted to secede from the Union and that if that doesn't some American politics in the trump era I don't I don't know what does the fact that it was your teenagers decided they needed to succeed from a program which is already imaginary. Is Perfect, we should note that two thousand seventeen was when the state legislature of Texas successfully voted to see from union. It is apparently a emotion that came up for several years but this time both bodies ratified this action, and of course, that is a an ongoing dialogue in the state of Texas. In the true American experience you know there are many Texans who would like to not be a part of this country maybe not many there but there are certainly some we know that that's the session is an ongoing conversation in some states. Around the country. So the point is, is that boy stayed in many ways reflect the political system or does it? It's I think the nature or nurture question here is essential to this movie and what makes it so fascinating and even when I talk to Amanda and Jesse I, think that they were unwilling to put their thumb on the scale to say what were they felt it lived or died but as I said, this movie is just exceptional and
Exclusive Interview with Playwright David Mamet
"And we continue our conversation with novelist playwright screenwriter David Mamet and his new book Chicago we're talking about his life in the town he grew up in and David entering high school so I went to a public schools when my last couple years of high school I moved him with my dad my step mother Judy I went to a magnificent school called the Francis Parker school and started we became friendly with the family on second city started working as a as a busboy at second city let's see three shows a night of improvisational comedy which really gave me the book and then low there we are up to date talk about it if you can the influence of your dad that is psychologically you know it it sounded to me like he was one of those old school tough guys and nothing you could do would quite measure up you have a quote in an article New York or you said the virtues expounded by and we're not creative but remedial let's stop being Jewish and let's stop being poor talk about those kinds words well you know you are you asking what my dead many times every day with thanks and he grew up in a family of father is father deserted the family and so he was raised by a marvelous mother my grandmother me a dork but he was a liberal school father but the most more important thing is that he was a magnificent role model Chrissy work like a dog you work all day and come home and change in his pajamas and a bathrobe and he does dinner sitting at the dining room table while working on the briefest of the next day and will one day he was working really hard is very anxious I said you know better said you don't don't worry about the results you're doing your best and he said they don't pay me do my best to examine a whim so what times of thinking of giving up on the time so they don't get into giving up I remember you know like like him I got the best job in the world and I have a talent for it at a pace around so to work harder here's a quote in that other New York that New York article I told you about that was I think telling you say quote your time at the whole house theatre in Chicago it was the first time in my confused young life that I learned that work is love talk about that well whole host there there was a great run by a man named Bob signature and all the community theaters run across country doing Charlie's around in the impossible years once in awhile to really older they do the importance of being earnest yourself but second year was doing to break by brown and those three penny opera marshes golf place and he just kept everybody there will not rehearsing and we all knew on how we knew what we did that when we were doing those players there wasn't any better you are being done that might any place in the world but we trust me was just your love and help people hurried home twelve hours after street job spent twelve hours working with Paul who was marvelous one of your colleague said we invented this myth of the Chicago theatre scene what made the Chicago scene so great was that no one cared the audience didn't care they were profoundly indifferent to everything we did there is real freedom and that isn't there David well there is but you know I don't know if that will serve the clinical of that's that was Gregory Loescher said Greg yeah but not at this time I think it's all the poetic because what I remember is quite the opposite when I have you know me and Billy Macy and Steve Shepard because we're a theater over on on Halsted street and people come up to a mystery neighborhood people and they'd say hello good play last month Dave understand that they're entitled to have a good time and no one's asking them to be athletes but rather we're grateful to him to show up and if they say Jeez well spreading and tell my friends what could be better I don't think there were different I think that two things made missing one was the audience and the other one was a Richard Christian so much public Daily News and what were your thoughts about critics is your young writer coming up well I mean it's it's it's it's so holes you know I mean they were than they are now but there are exceptions and a couple of the great exceptions came out of the city Chicago more than the old one of them's Roger Ebert rest in peace along with gene Siskel who did a lot to shape American movie making and the other one was Richard question some of the Chicago Daily News along with one the size of the sun times culture critics of wall this is great thank you here's what I like they understood themselves as part of the article process rather than as as people given out of free ride up the car well you've done something that very few people done we've had some novelist make their way to screen writing and that's happened to quite a number of times for Mario Puzo I mean we can name a lot of folks who've written novels and written grain spring break screenplays yeah but you go ahead and you start this thing called screen writing which is so different David it's such a different town so many actors of a hard time going from the big screen to the big stage it's such a different craft how did you did you just do it did you just have a sense for it talk about that transition where what part of it you know when I was a kid I went to the neighborhood Playhouse school York for a year and before you came to give you a reading list of about fifty books of course I read my loan and a lot of them were by the Russians of Stanislavsky and of the talk on call from Meyer hold memo Richmond check when the old order books and some of them would buy the people who'd worked with the Moscow art theater and then went on to film and I was really fascinated by we all making what they said was the audience instance film as the juxtaposition of images the image doesn't need to be inflected the juxtaposition tells the story the famous examples the young woman shot one a young woman her head is down on her arms she raises her head shop to a judge sitting at a hi the US wraps his gavel okay sample to shop woman someone senshot young woman her head on her and she raises her head shop to have seen through a door baby standing up in a crib crying right so would be ideal we get from the first hearing the verdict and the ideal we get from the second is a mother's attention but the first shots exactly the same so if you look at what great film actors are doing they're doing down a little what they have is great courage and understanding not to help bring along you write a lot about this insurance falls by the way you have a you have a lot to say in that book about acting but one of the interesting thing was was what you had to say about the method acting in a in a lot of the things that were being taught in New York at the time and I don't think you were terribly big fan of the method to be charitable David well there's nothing there it's it's it's a it's a it's a fake mostly Strasbourg my teacher Strafford margin with ladies of the group theatre and you'll be warped both sort of actors in two wells we became directors and theoreticians and the forms to schools Meister school world Strasbourg school award attempt on their part would gentleman to tempt understand what acting was because they were drawn to it they love that they couldn't do it I tried to understand so what we Strasbourg then I don't think he did it on purpose just got toward very lucky is he have a a beginning reputation and so everybody in the country one of the content of the actors studio so we would see a thousand actors and pick through so who's going to pick you pick the people with the greatest talent right so they are going to reflect glory on the actors studio not from anything but he talked them from affected that he chose and so all that psychological warfare that thought I study with a couple of these characters and they were more Spring Valley than anything else I was repulsed I'd played basketball and play sports and sports is all about activity in action it's doing and in large measure these people were putting me on the couch and I I actually resented it was terrible and more good calls for a a co dependent so hopefully a deal between teacher and student and the teacher has to pretend he's teaching something in my thinking I'm a student has to pretend he's learning something he may think he is always really undergoing a shame and so the only way that he can overcome the shame is he that is quick to say you'll pick it up myself or see let me try harder so what you see is a lot of actors who quotes for the the quick method trying harder which although it does take you on the
"roger ebert" Discussed on WGN Radio
"On Chicago's best. If you want the best you gotta head out west. The all new Chicago's best burbs is on tonight at ten on WGN TV couple of texts coming in the Donald Trump. John McCain tweets that came out and Meghan McCain tweets, eight four seven area code says. Love Meghan McCain. She'll give it back to Trump in spades. Not a Republican, but she is someone to watch a lot like her father. Here's one from the two one nine area. Codeine? Why don't you stick with Hollywood stuff and not politics, which I never understood when when people say that he used to say that the Roger Ebert people used to say to change Cisco. Why don't you just stick to movies and not talk about politics? I don't know what this two one nine professionals, what their occupation has let's say this person is a plumber or an executive or who knows what why are you? Stick to plumbing, and not talk about politics doesn't make sense to me. We're all Americans. We're all allowed to have opinions. I don't know. I mean, I realize you probably don't like to hear what I have to say. But you know, we're in America. This is America. Sorry. We're allowed to have opinions here is the three one two area code. How did John McCain's action related to this matter change the fact that he's dead now and Trump continues to disparage him and his family? Here's another one that says. Dean love your show. I still get amazed. That people believe everything Trump says and does to be the truth must be a lot of people there with low self esteem. You know, I try to be respectful to everybody. You know, if you have a different opinion that I do I try to be respectful, let you express your opinion, which I think I did with the caller who was in support of the president. I'm not going to insult anybody. I think you're not everyone's entitled to their opinion. Mine is is that it's incredibly disrespectful to disparage an American hero. A patriot who is dead and cannot defend themselves can all feel. However, you want about it. Let's get a check of the latest news now sponsored by architect. Here is Dave Schwann in just about a half hour, the south side Irish parade gets underway on western avenue. Western is closed now between ninety ninth and one hundred nineteenth street. This is the forty first annual event on the south side, the north side Irish parade closing northwest highway between Nagle and Harlem today, New York Senator Kirsten gillibrand is now in the race. For president Xi is the fourteenth democrat to enter the race officially yesterday in a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, former vice president Joe Biden said he has the most progressive record of anybody running thing is he hasn't Fisher. Announced that he is running just yet. He quickly corrected himself saying he meant to say anybody who would run one person was injured several displaced after a fire in the third floor apartment building early this morning this happening in the twenty four hundred block of east seventy seventh. Some people were knocking on doors to get residents out of that building is the fire spread no word on the cause..
"roger ebert" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump
"Louis Hassett at this point. Okay. I think personally, and now that's why I'm like, I I've read Roger Ebert review this moving dead on. I mean, he was basically like this movie is he was like he was like this movie is terrible. I don't understand why anybody made it any also was like, I think that. There's a fine line in comedy between like satirical and offensive. And this this movie goes past the line, and it doesn't give any humanities to its characters. Like, the it feels like mean-spirited in the way that characterizes these women in the beginning. And then it like glamorizes them in the end in like makes them look a little bit. It's like 'cause know at the end like Halliburton wearing a blonde like, wait. And like, I don't know if they have goal to in there. Oh, are they long gone even noticed that? I know she has a blonde week. But then the doctor the woman who wrote it now has one of those crazy hairstyles as she's walking next to him right today like transformed hers. Well, right, anyway, the thing is there are parts of movie. I really is enjoy. But there's something about the way. Honestly. And and apparently Troy a buyer the woman who wrote it didn't like the final product. And she felt like Robert Townsend changed it a lot. And like didn't didn't like that. That's what I read on Wikipedia. I don't know if that's true -pedia. But it's feels true to me because there was a party me. That was like, I think this movie was directed by a black woman. I think it would have been much better. And and that's not to say Robert towns, the bad director. But there was a party. That's like this. This wasn't as wheelhouse and like one like I feel like this was like older comedy. And this is like ninety seven. It's like dude like did not update his game his comedic like kinda sensibilities and then also like. There are subtle messages in this movie that I felt I wasn't connecting with with black women because. I don't know. It's it's a weird thing. But there was like a part of me that was like it was defending. And here's thing we should defend black men in terms of they shouldn't have the he had stereotypes for both black men and black women in the movie. But there was like this. There was this thing of like they have learned a lesson like the whim. I don't know. It was weird. I guess Blackman. Learn listen to I don't know. I got we to talk about it. You will go you'll million please. I hate this movie. Like, I think I saw this when I was younger, but I remember thought of before so like my family like we have mostly women in my family and. There are very well off. And I'm member. Ars? Remember them not letting my cousins watch I remember like older women not being like because I remember them not being allowed to watch it on the I was I'm not sure if I wanted to just know they couldn't see it and got wonder why? 'cause it's not like like really graphic is not a lot of cursing. I'm looking at my hair down. I'm thinking in my head. Now, they not want these two young black girls to watch these stereotypes of black women. I guess we always have a hard time with movies at the pick people color from the hood without any type of Moore's any type of like feelings type of personality. And I think this movie didn't give them like they did have any depth to them at all. And I think they had spurts of it..
"roger ebert" Discussed on Back To Work
"However, there are also a lot of movies that just just are there to just make you laugh all give you two comparisons Schindler's List and pineapple express and pineapple express both of them are movies, both the made money. Both of them had famous people in them one has a very different purpose than the other one. But for me, I don't find like I'm not going to say, well, we're having important discussions on Twitter. I just don't think of it like that. I don't go there for like that. And so, but I realize again Merlin that I'm probably in the minority here. Now, I think a lot of people do take it really seriously. And it may be the fact may be that to to be as successful as possible. I have I will have to be on Twitter, I'll have to be evangelizing onto it or or at least having that account be interactive and responding responding. That's a new word responding to people in these needs to have some kind of a persona to almost there's a required is that how business is done today. I wanna paraphrase something that has I've heard credited to Roger Ebert, and I couldn't put my finger to it now because I can't type on during the show, but something that I've heard attributed to. Roger ebert. Something to do with looking at what a film is about. But also how the film is about it. Right. So I mean, this is I in the rat king of my information about Roger Ebert this feeds into this idea of like how he likes to evaluate every movie kind of on its own terms. Did it succeed at the thing that it was trying to do but phrase circus on I've talked about a lot is like what is this thing about? And how is it about it? And in this instance, I think one way I feel like and again, I'm another old man, I'm gonna even older than you are is that you can look at when you look at a platform that somebody's on you can look at what the what? So he's when you think of the content that somebody's posting somewhere. There is a content. There's the what it's about. But there's also the how is it about it? And I think one thing you say, whether you take Twitter seriously or not this pretty general. But like what I will say is this gets into the persona part is that younger people do seem to have more of a persona that they create and stand behind. That's just I'm the guy that always replies law. All. So for some if like myself like for better for worse. Yes. Sure. Manicuring and trying to like have Typos, and but like in I definitely have a kind of persona someplace, but I'm but I'm the way what it's about. And how I'm about are pretty close to who. I actually am like I don't say that many untruthful things, for example or say things like I'm not like putting up like a finger under my nose. And I like it's a mustache that is me posting that I feel like for some people. The irony is, I guess what I'm trying to get at length is that you may look at this as you don't take Twitter very seriously. But very serious about not taking it seriously. Now, I think the funny thing was some younger folks is that they don't want to admit how effing seriously, they take it. But they're persona is so glib. So like LOL like that you know, what I'm saying? But what is what is you? If you if you post LOL eight hundred times a day. And you're not a bought you're taking very seriously because that's where your time. Casual is you wanna be as as many like, you know, black lady response gypsy wanna post like, however, you decide to be like low key animate icon, sixty nine like, you're taking it seriously in that you are spending a lot of time there, your persona is spending a lot of time there in that case that pursuant is you I think we you, and I may not take very seriously, but we're very seriously serious about on. Seriously. We take it, and I do feel like I don't know if I'm putting this. Well, but I do think that's a distinction. There's a kind of a chronic casualness to the way a lot of people younger than us conduct themselves because they've grown up with it. There's a digital natives part of their life since they were children..
"roger ebert" Discussed on /Film Daily
"We have lost half of our listeners shifts that, okay, if any see rates in he wanted to get our opinion on our job as journalists, he wants to know if you need a coach degree or cinema studies background in in order to work in the world of film. Journalism also, is there beginner's guide on how to make an entrance into film writing community. He is going to school now. Ultimately, the degree he's going for is not involving film, but he wants to know, you know, will that look bad on if he wants to get into film writing? So I thought start with you guys, Chris, what advice do you have for someone who wants to get into film writing? Don't do it turn back now. Really wanted to who quit his job his day job to write a. I'm mostly kidding. If you really want to do it, you know, don't give up, but I, you know, there's no like secret. I, I wished I wished there was like a, you know, a trade secret that I could just tell you when you would immediately be doing the job really is just you have to do it like I spent a long long time writing and writing and writing for, you know, no one pretty much, and you know, eventually paid off, but it took a long time, and there was time where I wanted just give up and say like, you know, screw this. I'm not going anywhere, but it eventually worked out and I'm thrilled to did, but there's going to be times where you get frustrated as far as like learning it. I would just advise just reading other writers reading other film critics like. That's that's really the best way to learn. Like you know, a growing up. I would just constantly read like Roger Ebert. He was my go-to guy, and you know, that's how you learn to you. You learn by seeing other people do the job basically and that that's that's how I, you know, got into it every year as the by huge like bible size, Ebert guide of like, I think it had all of his reviews from that year in movies, and I would love just spending days and days reading through those reviews. Chris. What would you say about a college degree in cinema studies? You know, I, I don't want to say it's not worth it because you know some people get a lot out of college. I don't have a degree in it. I went to college for journalism, not really film studies, so you know, it's, it's a different thing I, but there's a lot of people who. This who don't have a degree in it. So it's not like a requirement. I would say Ben. What is tell our listeners, your background? Yeah. I also have a journalism degree. I went to school to really to get into more of the production side and then fell in love with writing sort of along the way. And I very much like Chris just wrote and wrote and wrote. I started my own blog that like maybe one of my friends read and that was it's and I, you know, I kept that going for a long time and then we just send samples from that to other sites when I was trying to apply for jobs whenever there were openings, I, I saw in the movie blogs that I loved. So I mean it's a, it's a grind for sure, and it's not a career where you're going to make a lot of money. So like Chris, I mean Christmas joking earlier when he said, turn back now and don't do it. But I mean, I think there's really some wisdom there. It's like only if you are the type of person who. You're going to be. You're compelled you have a compulsion to write about movies and like a an addiction in in a hardcore passion for it. Only those people I think are going to be the ones who are able to sort of sustain the the long road toward getting in..
"roger ebert" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Sister who's toys can talk and live their lowest sides. This is the quickest anyone's rolled through all these. Yeah, he's made me up my game. He's. You were so ready to say before him I came in after he said west and you all of west side story before he got to, I'd. This really my sweet spot. I think that's all the all the foreign after's. We got a couple more things that we want to do here. Look health plan. Good bit. Nice. Could do. I think. In the video. I want to try this new idea and it's a new game, and it's gonna come with. The caveat I talked about this. What's going to happen is I'm going to read a Roger Ebert review until you can guess what movie it's four. Got it. And Todd, Roger, Ebert views and everything. This isn't very recent obviously, and he's dead right. He's the one who lost his job. Yes, they're both in now, right? Yes. Siskel and Ebert fiscal died. I. Yeah. Okay. But Jim Oberstar. Yes, he do it with anyone else. I think he still has like, oh, it's basically like a web show for stars or something like that called like at the movies with Roper. I think it is a continuation of the show and gene Shalit still alive. I mean. Yeah. Still, and I wonder what he does now, where's that moustache? So we got to get gene Shalit on the podcast. Good. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, okay. I'll send an Email. I've he'll do it. He will do it. Funny funny about gene challenge, huge Trump's border. With turned down being. Mustache. He said, it's just an understanding. It was okay. Read this year, if you think you know taught if it's like something you have read, because you said you then you can just be, I think, I know raise your hand be to yell at all right. Okay. Here's the review. This movie does not scrape the bottom of the know undo already to okay, notoriously famous review of, okay, this barrel don't it. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels my cat, many years ago when surrealism was new, I'm gonna say this wrong Louis Buni El Salvador Dali made own Sheehan, and alot films shocking Boone will that Boone wealth filled his pockets with stones to throw at the audience. If it attacked him the star, this movie whose film is in the surrealist tradition may want to consider that same tactic. The day may come when this is seen as a milestone of Neo surrealism the day. Zoo, believe them away. I think this is a milestone of rose him. This is a vomit, Tori consisting of ninety three minutes of the lead actor doing things that a geek and carnival sideshow would turn down six minutes into the film, the character leaps from his car to wag a horse penis. This is we discover naming device to be matched by seeing later in the film when he sprays his father with elephants seem. Freddie. It's a good movie. And of course he doesn't. Does that it is realist. Let's kinda weird and wonderful about Roger Ebert is he didn't say this yes exam, which is what everyone said when their view exactly he got doing. He didn't appreciate what he was doing. Didn't think that it was doing it well, and I would agree with that also love that he sought for what it was, what taking a total totally different interpretation of that than I see this movie for what it is. I just don't like it. He said it doesn't even I think grape the, I think there's something to just giving it the same amount of weight in a review. He would something else xactly the only time he didn't do that was like not like the human centipede doing. This doesn't even deserve to use Bigalow. He, he got a little more personal than he usually did. Yeah, but that pretty finger, that's one of his one of his best ones also, I really that movie makes me laugh extremely hard. Every time green was the best green finger, though that's it's worth watching. It's just it's ridiculous me up. You never seen. Freddie out finger. That's the one that people bring up more than anything. Fingers working title was die while hard. Could be. We got what we do. Sometimes fans rice scripts and cinnamon of the show. And so if we have one here for resident evil. Okay, I'm gonna pass around..
"roger ebert" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Movies for I say cheap I'm fifty sixty bucks, that way you could say you own, part, of a movie. If you really wanted to, I mean I you're not gonna be. Able to, go out there and throw down sixty bucks. To get John Travolta's Saturday Night Fever Jim no no no but you can get some token prop from some, movie news the dude that owned that Saturday Night Fever white suit gene Gene siskel, Cisco movie critic yeah so the guy, from, the today. Show Gene siskel is Roger Ebert and gene Last, name because gene. Siskel had was gene had the mustache I thought, he was the guy with the. Mustache the fro- from. The today show I. Think you're right I. Think you're right I thought it was it was Roger Ebert and. I. Can't think of the. Name now Cisco you had it right I knew it wasn't who's the guy from the today show because he Yeah so so gene. Cisco owned that white suit in fact he was panned as a critic because he actually liked Saturday Night Fever nobody else you know in. In that world liked he loved it than I thought. It was a game changing movie well that's that played out well for him well if you go if you go online right now you can watch YouTubers. It's fantastic what they do they go back. To where the old movie, sets were and then go back. To like they've done it for fast times at ridgemont high they've done it for there's was a fantastical because court and I talk about all the time. For Saturday, Night, Fever because that's in her backyard where, she grew up and they, show. You the locations in Alday look now eight interesting. About Saturday Night Fever when you look at that I comic scene in, the club it. Was that they had to go in and literally, put tin foil on the walls. How come to decorate. It because they can. Just a bland nightclub. Dan dingy I if if you go into most nightclubs the walls. Are. Painted black etc but. They had to go in put tin foil is that on the walls Fire marshal love that absolutely you talk about you know checking. On YouTube and those kinds of things Nielsen's. With some ratings that were, really interesting to me how I. Know we use them in work but Nielsen says that Americans now spend an average of over eleven hours a day consuming media and part of that is. Using your, computer, for non work purposes but other than, that listening to or watching, live. TV recorded TV or DeVos device like Roku five, point two hours a day Apparently, US adults are spending more than eleven hours a day on average about two thirds, of your, waking time consuming media in some form that was in the the. First quarter and radio's number one ninety two percent either listing or streaming radio stations ninety two, percent well you're in your car Yeah but When you think people not working because you can't have the radio on all. The time although a lot of people do work with headphones on that kind, of thing. I guess and they said that eighty. Eight, percent View. Live and time shifted TV and web AB. 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"roger ebert" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The interviews you know fred rogers wife have kids is a tv crew has co stars and just kind of you know we just kind of covers the cultural impact that the show had and just kind want an anomaly he was as a person and there's the question comes up a lot of like was he really likes this is there another side to him we don't really know about and by the end of the movie you know you you come away with it with a very satisfactory answer at least i did and you know this is the movie that i i think fred rogers got the the life itself treatment that roger ebert got a few years ago i think this movie is you know just a a really wonderful look at an individual who had a really great you know in profound impact on a lot of people the movie also covers sort of you know the the the another narrative that the other side you know that that i think of the fox news tried to get going about or did he really create a generation of entitled kids by telling them all that they're special and and sort of you know doing moving does a good job of you know giving a rebuttal to that so i think this is the as as good a documentary as we could've hoped to get on this person who had a documentary coming over a long time i think and i'm happy to report that this is a really terrific solid documentary that i think you know we kind of need right now.
"roger ebert" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?
"Then we go to number ten a bona fide classic i mean wizard of oz you can't you can't get more pure than that but i think the thing that i was kind of blown away by was how much influence that movie is had on current pop movies star wars is advice star wars just so much the wizard of is like even when star wars comes out roger ebert wrote about it he said star wars is a fairy tale a fantasy a legend finding its roots in some of our most popular fictions the golden robot lying face space pilot and insecure little computer on wheels must have been suggested by the tin man cowardly lion the scarecrow in the wizard of oz well i did find this interview with mark hamill where he talks about the tonal similarity that he saw where he said that he played luke skywalker like he was dorothy the thing that's really winning about star wars if it's not like we're winking at the camera like isn't this cute kind of camp stuff it's very sincere it's like we'd all gotten into a time machine and were transported back to thirties where it wasn't corny anymore maybe the most wash me on this list then we're going to go to ninety swing time with ginger rogers and fred astaire movie that neither of us had seen and that both of us we're pretty shocked by in yeah we figured the best people help us unpack this are the host of yo is this racist i don't think i've ever seen a movie with black face in like no i don't think so i don't know in white christmas and would ever seen that so google bit about this and i read a lot of white people saying this is not problem that.
"roger ebert" Discussed on I Was There Too
"Then we go to number ten a bona fide classic i mean wizard of oz you can't you can't get more pure than that but i think the thing that i was blown away by was how much influence that movie is had on current top movies star wars is visit advice star wars just so much the wizard of oz like even when star wars comes out roger ebert wrote about it he said star wars is a fairytale fantasy a legend finding its roots and some of our most popular fictions the golden robot lying face space pilot and insecure little computer on wheels must have been suggested by the tin man cowardly lion the scarecrow in the wizard of oz well i did find this interview with mark hamill where he talks about the tonal similarity that he saw where he said that he played luke skywalker like he was dorothy the thing that's really winning about star wars if it's not like we're winking at the camera like isn't this queue kind of camp stuff it's very sincere it's like weed gotten into a time machine and were transported back to thirties where it wasn't corny anymore and for maybe the most wash me on this list then we're going to go to ninety swing time with ginger rogers and fred astaire movie that neither of us had seen and that both of us we're pretty shocked by in yeah we figured the best people help us unpack this are the host of yo is this racist i don't think i've ever seen a movie with black face in like no i don't think so i don't know didn't white christmas and has ever seen that so google bit about this and i read a lot of white people saying that this is not problematic.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Movie Crush
"Yeah i don't trust anybody with it now i know that feeling or ask the dust the john fong tei book was made into a movie and i'm like there's no way i'm going to watch that that's just book means too much to me don't fuck it up yeah yeah we'll all right we can finish up here with a couple of segments okay finish finish up with what ebert said and then five questions okay this is a complete disappointment i always like to go back and see what roger ebert thought of these films and rumble fish got mixed reviews at the time i mean a lot of people it was very brave ardy movie i think play even called it an art film for teenagers and also shot up to sophie coupla little young sophia domino i didn't even realize it yeah are watching last night we were like oh my god that's so great to she was maybe her best acting performance as introducing domino and i was like wait a minute as looking for a name yeah but she had this big adult size teeth in that little e app kid mouth very cute super cute but a brave movie for him to make the time a lot of critics didn't like it and didn't get it i think of as nothing but brave yeah he really roll the dice he was in clearly not well at about clearly not concerned about making a commercial movie because he expressed great disappointment that teenagers didn't flock to it like they did outsiders.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies
"I don't know rina should i say this wenas confided me she doesn't watch a lotta movies so that's that's instilled me with a little bit of confidence maybe she's just playing games with your head who knows i don't see those what's that then you say you worked at hollywood video i don't see a lot of movies now okay well i'm gonna ask you about a movie that came out now maybe maybe i will i've already obsessed with if wore trivia okay so prize bag let's talk about it i brought a bunch of stuff adamant it what do you have for the bag i've got copy company album which is so old now i have to record another on just to have something in the bag i got a copy of roger ebert movie book for two thousand and two wow i want to hang onto that here's the thing i thought it was funny because flipping through and because it's every review from january ninety nine to june two thousand one turns out really shit he time for movies full of like what can i ask you two quick what do you think the first alphabetical what do you think the first review is in this in this book ought to be aardvark for sale a good one from ninety nine it's gotta be a because this working hollywood video is this your yeah i mean but that okay you know it's a little early audience guesses.
Playboy art director Art Paul, 93, and photographer Art Shay, 96, have died
"It would be hard to imagine fuller lies in those led by arch and art paul to giants of the art world who died within hours of each other saturday morning both of them had been ill archie was ninety six art paul was ninety three so they had had very fruitful lives and very influential lives art shay was a photographer who died in his home in deerfield surrounded by some of the two million or more photos he had taken through his life he was there for most of the prominent events of the twentieth century met many of the century's most important people john fitzgerald kennedy merlin brando martin luther king gwendolyn brooks ernest hemingway carl sandberg james baldwin ann landers and roger ebert was roger who once set of arts photography that it quote shakes you up up sets you down gently pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass art paul was sitting in an office in the loop he was born on the south side raised in rogers park was incredibly talented at sullivan high school and received a scholarship to the art institute he then came back went to the institute of design was freelance illustrator and designer with a little tiny office.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Movie Crush
"I don't know is a i did nothing else that just connected to me quite like that yet at the time yet venus the it's the launching of a great career but it wasn't like uh i don't feel like oh well i'll give bought a rocket a pass because it was just the okay first movie like it was a great movie i and i'm not going to do i get out like i couldn't do a generational think piece i don't know if it's something that may be would speak to someone like you or me that it wouldn't mit necessarily initially speak to someone like you know roger ebert but well yeah but yeah i think a price on the do yeah uh and then we finished eighth with five questions okay was first movie remember seeing in the inner uh i think i saw well i think it's our jaws of the dry them with my parents who could went on and i remember being the told to crawl into the back seat sedan with whenever like the water was getting particularly chums with blood uh but i do i vividly remember um seeing star wars with my parents yeah i think it was i remembered seeing the ads in thinking that was interesting uh you'd see like this deep big yellow star wars letters and then you'd see an explosion area and uh but we went at the behest and my parents were must have been something that was already happening because i remember standing in a massive liner.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Movie Crush
"This movie is at complete disappointment because i like to go back and see what the great roger ebert said about these movies and usually have a pull quotes that i prepared uh but it didn't have that one on this but i have pulled up the review and very surprisingly uh roger ebert did was not a fan of this movie really yeah it's kind of disappointing he gave it two and a half stars now's read a couple of little selections here unfortunately this good movie is buried beneath millions of dollars that were spent on production value that wreck the show this is often the fate of movies with actors in the million dollar class like newman having invested all that cash and a superstar the studio gets nervous inside spend a lot of money on its investment that's what happened here the movie starch promisingly when amusing period piece newsreel and then there's a scene in the tavern but the tough gambler and that's good but then the trouble starts after heyrman hires the posse it's called the super posse because it's includes all the best laumann and trackers in the west when it approaches the ground rumbles and we get the feeling it to supernatural force which indicate try to hide in the badlands but the super posse cannot be fooled it's always on their track forever uh any bear he basically says that this goes on forever and it gets bogged down and never recovers from that kind of second act tracking while which i totally disagree with yeah i do too i do too i i sort of understand it because it it feels like it does feel like well this is the rest of the move you know his name being pursued by these guys but then it's like okay that's an expectation but just because they subverted video he's the first rex dictation that's not the movies fault right you know they're allowed to make the movie that they wanna make right yeah it's i'm really surprised because this is a.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Cracked Movie Club
"This is news not liked by roger ebert ever really to get over this one now he thought it was meanspirited he gave it i think like one and a half stars in spirit how so i think it's because john candy is kind of a bully he's re his the way he solves all the conflicts in the film is to bully the shit out of people that school official that is one part that as like roof they'd button to that seen is like and yeah are ugly have a rat xu all the thing off the ice since it's cheeses ca i mean but that's just like another badly written female characters movie just receiving abuse and then john kennedy loyd early pumping his liar i really told her what four smokes in a school yes with cigars danson out of funky cold medina there but then but then i also but it's also like i didn't totally hate him in that sink no ending offers little meets yeah yeah like you agree with his point of view where it's like well you of course she's going to but also why does that seed happy what they never ever there's any indication that she's doing poorly in school and it's never and it never never does bag niece has no arc with that no yeah that's the one thing that happens are in the entire movie yes there were two tv show versions of aqaba produced one in the immediate wake of the of the original films starring kevin meaning or a happy in the title role and then like last year they try to do it again with my gift zia why keep trying to reap the uncle buck avert islander will know 'cause like in order like they figure this out in the kevin meaning version i don't know if they did this in a mike apps version but they figured out will they can't the parents can't just be away like because her father had a heart attack they fucking kill them in the mainly show ms yeah the parents.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Movie Crush
"Republic credits a number of republic credits they roger ebert would would revisit that movie in think differently about it now marvels the andrews i mean uh and then finally five questions with on hodgman yes number one first movie you remember seeing in the movie theater uh you know what i am going to go with just as i was thinking about it i feel like maybe born free uh but the but one of the earliest movies i saw the movie theater was at the coolidge in before the balcony had been turned into a second movie theater i was under 10 for sure and my babysitter missy uh took me to see uh uh any hall uh yet and there was a scene where he sneezes all the cocaine away a highly what was that stuff out whether and went home in blessed some rails with your babies that i think she is just one of those things which is like i got to do something with this guy in a little guy what am i gonna do this funny but maybe will fall asleep to this uh well this is perfect second question first are rated movie 'cause you teased did earlier with the story if i remember correctly uh the ira to movie i saw was 1984 starring john hurt yeah uh and intense movie hatred burton yeah uh well i was so i was thirteen eyes prime uh affectation mode now huh uh i had red 1984 in you know we're we're all think you know that was that was prime reading of 1984 time right and the movie had come out and i was not one to break the rules to go see in are rated movie on the underhand this was famous world literature so via have you seen that movie i don't think so it's worth seeing yeah it's really welldirected incredibly well act in fact i knew i haven't horribly disturbing i mean really began.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Movie Crush
"This really is a complete disappointment the great roger ebert i always like to read a bit of what his review of the movie he gave uh he gives movie three stars and after reading review view sort of a generous three stars because he didn't seem like enjoyed it very much year to be honest but this is toward the end for him or you're saying that he was impairs now had are now and to say that i this is the newest movie that's been on movie crush so i didn't even know if uber was around at the time i met roger ebert really's amazing it's great speak at that time but uh he signed my book uh that's also had you know you could communicate de stephen hawking style writes these did you see his the documentary i have had seen it now it's great to stars richard and brick in a my avenger three stars so uh he says this at the end of his review comecon nerds will have multiple orgasms predicts critic david elstein in new york magazine confirming something i had vaguely c a suspected about them if he is correct it's time for desperately needed movies three educate nerds and the joys of sex the adventures is done well by joss wedin with style and energy it provides its fans with exactly what they desire whether it is exactly what they deserve is arguable obviously roger ebert is an amazing person an a extremely thoughtful and tasteful an extremely great writer and a man of extremely good taste but do you got it wrong agreed got a real you don't get i'm alright he didn't like a clockwork orange either a did that and the other day but you know that's the thing is like a mood you know the people right movie reviews they've seen one time you know they're seen five movies week yes uh some hits you the wrong way sure for whatever reason um deep in you go on record saying nerds don't have sex frankly the food frankly that's pejorative that's offended me and i and i and it with great loving memory drudgery burt give him one finger up no not at all i don't say that but i bet i would bet i bet uh a bit uh uh.
"roger ebert" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"Who has controlled selfinflicted pain to deal is uncontrollable suffering so he's torturing himself 'cause he realizes his own body is turning against them so he feels like he can win this victory by causing the paint himself before his by turns against them how does he do that explicit scenes of genital selfmutilation roger ebert quote one the most agonizing films i have ever seen go look up sick the life and death the buffalo also very well reviewed critics like it's a great film screwed up but it's great and the most disturbing murray of ever seen nineteen seventy six an nc seventy rating it's a japanese film called in the realm of the census bureau real movie geek you've heard of this one nagisa oshima disturbing to say the least chamber drama upper roddick obsession is based on a true story of a woman arrested in tokyo a nineteen thirty six in possession of her lover several generals the fictional lovers tetsuya fujian aiko matsuda having exhausted their sexual repertoire begins strangling each other to sustain their pleasurable sensations bringing sex to a deadly conclusion this is from entertainment weekly hundred great movies of all time they had at number ninety nine on the top one hundred four films and they call them some kind of great movie certainly with plenty of contemporary resonance also measure for badly tenant which is a great way that i love mad dog rousseau from mike in the mad dog plays the guy the playbyplay voice who hurry tell us listening to tell plays a bad lieutenant noname but a brutal guy drugs sex vows you name it and he's betting heavily to show to jerky spinning heavily against the mets at mets dodgers world series so that the the crazy thing is mad dogs was i have no doubt strawberries up and cut tells the only guy who's so rotten up these tree against the mats he goes berserk in one seaman strawberry it's a home run pulses guts of shooting up his radio all going to say there's a scene with two teenage girls you will never forget.