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"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:44 min | 2 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Big Picture

"I'll direct them to your Twitter account. It's going to be my Shrek. So you're going Jurassic Jurassic World number three then. Jurassic World number three with all the reservations you said about it being a copy of a copy, but I feel it was pretty successful on those terms. It was great. It was a lot of fun. Came up with a few new dinosaurs, a couple of new ideas, like you said, the balls rolling around amidst the dinosaurs, not a movie I'll rewatch other than if my son wants to rewatch it, but it's number three on my list. Yeah. I thought about rewatching it, then I thought there's so much more for me to watch in the world. Why do I need to rewatch this film that I can just read? This is Sean fantasy. Sean fantasy movie man. I don't want to rewatch it. Yeah, that's maybe one of the reasons why I wouldn't be number three on my list. I think these movies are okay. I think this one is, it's doing more than I expected at the time, but now that we've gotten to more of them, there's a part of me that wishes it never happened. And so I can feel myself evaluating it on those terms. Very similar trajectory to the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In a way, if you like, The Force Awakens, hey, that was fun, right? We're all looking at each other. That was kind of fun. And then two movies later were like, oh, is that fun? We're glad we did that. I feel, I don't want to compare because there's no last Jedi here in the Jurassic series. But it really does have a kind of similar. Yeah. I mean, I think there is something in common in so far as taking a really filmmaker with a very definitive point of view. Like Ryan Johnson or bayona and unleashing them inside of a world and trying to make trying to bend the franchise around their taste and their storytelling instincts..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast

Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast

01:59 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast

"Everybody well welcome to this unusual and very unexpected episode attaching sons of pop culture. Podcast we are the only fan podcast to name a canon star wars creature and to be endorsed by ryan johnson. As you just heard we believe that pop. Culture is the mythology of this generation. That there is a story it is written on our souls and that these myths speak to that story and sometimes the real world becomes much more important than our fan world and that is exactly what is happening and has impacted. This week's.

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

04:39 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

07:52 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"I'd say. He has a misfits of engineering managers. That we all were. We definitely did not make his life easy but he understood. We have all these strengths and weaknesses and he was able to apply and he was able to keep us accountable in ways. I just never really thought of you know at that time. It was what ryan i know. You're engineering manager. You're not in this product role but you have to deliver software. I don't care how we strong whatever the product manager is. You're going to deliver software with them. So if you need to pick up the slack. They're picking up your slack. You just have to succeed. And he didn't want to hear any excuses. And i was like okay and i just did it and it was success and it was a lot of fun and i always point back to him because in atlanta all of us that were a part of that onto these atlanta tech companies in leadership roles. And it's really interesting to see like these five people. All went into these roles are like leading product and engineering at this next phase of technology company. I just don't know another individual. I ran into. That's been able to develop people outweigh So i really look up to him. I don't know how he survived. The the five of us but his results is is just. It's just really amazing. I think when you look at product. There's a individual called chris. O'donnell he was a cpa of hub spot. I think he recently moved on in his interviews or just really inspiring how. He manages his day and what he focuses on. You know you think of hud spa the success that they've had certainly in my space martic like they're one of their shining stars and you know. He talks about how he splits his day. You know twenty five percent talking with product. Managers not his. Vp's director product managers and he tells antidotes at telling young product managers. No no no you. Don't you don't want to build new products. It's very painful. There's lots of tears. There's lots of anguish like. It is much better to learn the product craft if you start with a product that successful in that you can continue to build on it house. i wow like. Here's a product leader. Say no you don't want to do these bleeding edge things because you don't know what you want yet. There's a time to do that but get some you know. Get some wins. Learn the process and that was just inspiring to me that it wasn't just with my leadership team like i'm talking to new Impression will product maters that come into the organization you know. Another twenty five percent was just recruiting. You know and i think the other fifty percent was between like decision making with the product and and then working with The executive leadership team But i just love you know. Cpo that level that's just having those conversations and the last one. It probably sounds a very corny. The leadership team at colorado's is the best leadership team i've ever worked with. I learned from them. All the time mary pat or or cro andy and kevin the founders mark our new ceo like. It's just a wonderful team to work. With and i know everybody says that by in my career i have not worked with the better team. We know how to keep each other honest. You know we can argue we. Can you know we can get into it. But we have each other's backs in it's just interesting to get their perspectives right. You know where you have zero that says hey think about product in this way like oh gosh you have experience in this. And and that's just it's great to get people that you look up to that are on your team in your organization because you're learning every day you're you're hearing them you're seen how they interact with the board in those types of things and so it's just like that constant learning cycle to to learn from from all those leaders. We talked about a mistake but a little bit different spin. If you could go back to the beginning what would you do differently. Where would you consider taking a different approach. So i think historically In i can't remember if i mentioned this call. Railway was bootstrap never raise money And from the onset of the founders indie kevin were like. I want to build a self sustaining profitable company which is unique in tech right. You know it's usually a our and technology and all that and in that permeated over time and even when we did raise money it was still kind of that philosophy wanna be profitable. We are profitable. We want to grow revenue. We're doing those when you do it that way. You tend to be conservative with how you spend money though because you could give up profitability. And i think if i could go back in time. I think i would probably press a little bit harder to pour gasoline on the fire right early days like well. We're just going to bootstrap this and we're just gonna take five people and do this You know you have to make these decisions is a little bit of leap of faith and and he you know i think i think about what if we would have invested more in these things you know based on what i'm seeing now like with leeds set or what have we all in. You know more people you know. Twelve months ago. Where would we be today and i and so i think that's i don't know if i would change anything. Specific about the product features here and there Which i don't think is exciting to get into. But i think you know we always have to question ourselves. The investment in research and development. And you know. I think if i could go back. That's what i would do. Although if you went back twelve or eighteen months we were also just getting into a global pandemics so we had no idea how it was going to transpire. And so but but i do believe if we would win a little bit harder. It would be interesting to see where we are today like. Did we get through the challenges quicker success. Are we at a phase out. You know i'm talking about in q. Two of next year we been at it. You know at the end of this year last question. So you're getting on a plane and you're sitting next to a young entrepreneur. Who's built the next big thing. They're jazzed about can't wait it off the world can't we showed off the right there on the plane. What advice do you give that person. Having gone down this road. A bit with coral has such a hard question. I feel like when when he asked that. I want to tell them everything right just to get everything out of my mind. And i've had scenarios like this. Where i you know. I've i've been in in silicon valley for meeting and ran into the new young person and he actually had a One of those Projectors on his cellphone he created the first time. I ever saw someone unlike point to a wall. And there's like football like off of his phone disguise. The next bill gate like oh my gosh. I don't know if anything happened to him right. And and so he asked. And so you know for me. I wanna give them honest feedback and support writing if if you go in the valley and they're saying there's so many companies you don't really know what's real and of course everybody's bought into them. But i just like. I want people to be real with with me. It's that like authenticity. I wanna be authentic with them. So yeah this is great and this is why are you know like refine this more. I think it's important. You know to give them that honesty. Because they're getting sony inputs right and you have investors or potential investors. You have early customers and there's just so much coming at you.

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

08:15 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"We love you guys. And i said well i run product any feedback you open. You hit me iowa. And he's a reina. It just love it and in software that so rare like. I don't think i've ever in my technology career ran into a person out in the wild. That's just like i love your product. And and that's what really makes me super proud. The team is second. I'm really proud of the team that we built and and continue to build and i'm really proud of the new products that we've built a lot of times. Companies have difficulty that based product. And then how do we build these things. And so you know. Lead center in form tracking conversation intelligence. Those are all really really hard things to do And to be able to build those and get them to market and see success in knock on wood. None of them have been a failure. Do you want we. Would we like them to be more successful in the future. Sure but it was. It's nice to see in a bigger organization that you can be agile and do those things. brings something new to the market because a lot of us weren't around for the first product to build to market. And so this is kind of that second chapter that we all get to go in in our baby out there like in we're seeing grow and then we're going through the trials and tribulations of feedback and all that as well too so i really like. Those are my three things that i am most proud of at at colorado. Let's flip the script a little bit so tell me about a mistake you made and how you and your team responded to it today. I think this is funny. I i i feel. I make mistakes in some way know every day. The team in and i've i've learned from my mistakes. The most call rail building the team is really interesting. And i have to make decisions based on limited information time. You know this. Hey we have a board meeting. We need to go and ask for more. You know investment. Wonderful ryan would you need. What are the team sizes. What can you do. I can't go to the team in sit down and go through all the user stories and figure out exactly how big the team is. I am so you make these decisions to say. Oh yeah. I think we can build this. I think we can build it in nine months. And i think we need five people. I get that wrong. The team likely calls that out to say hey we needed to more engineers or we needed a dedicated designer because the user experiences way more complicated. So i think you know for me. I personally love the team. Calls me out Because that's how i learn. I know i'm not perfect. I don't expect perfection. From then. I just want to learn and looking back at my career and tack. I learned way. More by from the failures than successes. And i'm so glad there were some big ones early on because it really taught me more than if it was successful. I firmly believe that You know on the product side. I think you know we you try all these new things going from a single product to platform and so you. I think failures relative. You know there's like the complete failure didn't work or just didn't work as well as we thought into deploying those new products i feel. We had a lot of that well. It didn't work how we thought you know we bundled them together. Oh customer didn't understand that the checkout was and so i think we mean mistakes there where we were excited in and i would say collectively a lot of us did and then we just course corrected into okay. It's not working data. Says it's not wearing into. What are we going to do next to to improve it again. Most importantly like call us out like we. That's the only way we learned in his only way we grow. So what is the future. Look like for the products and for your team so the future is really building that platform that allows her small and medium businesses to never miss elite. Never miss a opportunity and you know on the product side is building the omni channel making sure that these things work. It's building out that communications You know system that allows them to communicate with their customers. In different ways that they wanna be communicated with In in the future is really exciting about that. I've had experiences and in my daily life. That i was like gosh. I can't go backwards from that. Where you know being able to communicate with businesses that you work with in the way that you prefer it. That time is such a powerful thing. You know his joke about amazon. They probably know where my kids are. Half the time you know on a map and do right like the tell you you know the the echo tells you it's like overload but why can't small medium businesses do that and i think that's the future of the platform we we call it Automation magic right. So imagine the world where you know. You would submit a form on the weekends. You get automatic. Text message that you know. They weren't open. But hey noah we'll give you a call back Or by the way you can just set up an appointment here Or we could be chatting on on a chat were tax tailless. Move this to a phone call. And it seamless to you so as a consumer. You don't have to pick up. You don't have to do all these things. It's just a very seamless thing In the communication method that you prefer so. I think that's the future of paul. Rail is how do you take these things and as a small medium business. We kind of talked about like. How can they manage this. In a single pane of glass having conversations like we are here responding to a text message. You know replying to an email. Pay someone on facebook message me. I don't have to pivot to another tab. I can just directly respond on a call and then by the way. I know where that person came from. I know the ad they came from and so our goal is to really help these businesses grow and help them not miss these opportunities or leads and so there's a lot they are right. I if you ask me you know okay. What are the things you can build i. It's so broad right. You know you get into to payment systems right you know. Do you want them to pay by texting. You know do you want them to You know do you want them to be able to leave a review. Think about those things to you just got done with the conversation you get hit with that text message so you know for us you know. We have to be careful not to build every single thing out there but like what makes sense for our core customer to help them be more successful. And i'm really excited about the direction that we're going we're really early. You know a year into kind of that new lead center product which is really focused on you. Know the ability to to communicate via text message and phone in in a great way. And there's just so much that we can do there but you have to have a great phone and texting system before you can get to social messaging from facebook or chad or those types of things. So i feel like we've just kind of appealed. One one layer of that onion off with a lot. More fun stuff to do here You know the next three to five years. Let's switch to you ryan. So who influences the way that you work. Ceo a product person an architect. Really anybody name a person that you look up to and why so. One person is I think he would be embarrassed if i said he was my mentor. But when i was an engineering manager at vitry Our director of engineering jason reynolds. He really showed me how to do all this stuff. I i was never an engineer. You know how do i be successful. Engineering manager and his passion for technology is passion for the company like his passion for us. You know that was ten or twelve years ago..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

07:32 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"Cto. Ai is a workflow automation platform. That simplifies developer operations. So you're growing team can improve. Their delivery velocity and hit their launch dates. What i love about the platform is that it doesn't matter your experience level you can be a junior death. You can be a senior death. It doesn't matter. The platform allows any developer to build powerful workflow tools and share them across their team. You can do this. Using their services pipelines commands and insights tools to create your singular workflow in a powerful way. You can easily release code anywhere directly from slack. It's where you live anyway. Automate live previews of new feature changes and measure. Your integration your cic de hayden's and stability of all of your products so who uses cd o'day the best and most sought after startups in the land. Cto dot. Ai has helped fast growing startups. You've raised over half a billion dollars in funding to scale their software delivery. Workloads find out how they can help your team. Workflow smarter not harder by visiting go dot. Cto dot com slash coach story. So let's flip the scale ability. So with i'd say with omni channel because that's where new came in. That's when you started to build but even just in general probably call real Are things built to scale efficiently from day. One or you kind of do you kind of fight this as you grow so the base product. I think they knew in order for it to be successful has to skill efficiently if something goes down and someone can't call you like the phone number doesn't work it they don't care about attribution analytics of what things are working. They're like hey. I can't get this phone call. What's going on colorado. So i think in the beginning you know that the stakes are really high. You know your company is down for half the day your company has gone like you've literally taken the way they do business out of their hands so i think that the engineering organization really did an amazing job in the early years to do that. I think the the efficiency of scaling over time you access you build more things that gets more complex you get feature bloat in you have to check yourself with those things and so you know. There's certain areas. We do a great job in from a scaling perspective. You know the system is up. We're not having downtime But they're the system gets so broad and complex on colorado's going and ten years now. There's those things that you kind of forget about like. Oh we'll push that off you know we have a eighteen month. Time horizon oud kovic vet. We're eighteen months in like like we need to go and solve that so ultimately if you want to skill efficiently but it's challenging and i think on the product side of it it's it's it's challenging to scale for the customer if you're going from a single product to a a platform things that were built five six years ago like where the settings are they changed right because oh we want to sell this product. I and this second. Oh gosh the settings for them to do this. Is you know three deep in the menu. Ho gosh we got to think about settings all over you know. We didn't think about that because when they built it they weren't building a platform So those i think are the learnings. And i don't think that's very different than a lot of companies that go from a single product. Kinda point thing to to a platform. Right bill tit for that and then you start building things on top of it and you're learning that. Oh gosh this doesn't scale for the customer and then you know hiring is obviously really important from that scaling perspective And and it's difficult writing you hear all the stats right now about the you know the great What was the one. I saw leads in a while ago. But you know the the great resignation you forty percent of going to get new jobs and all this and scaling you know going from just about four years ago. We were a hundred people in total just crossed three hundred last month. And the ways of doing things. You're starting to see where this seems you know are holding together. Well okay we got to like you know. Be open to change things and we're hiring people. I feel understand those this growth thing. So i think when we think about scale sure there's like the technology the back end do these things scale But we're kind of going through it that you know from the product itself from our employees from the organization and But that makes it fun. Those problems They're fun problems to have. I think you know in if you compare it to like early start ups where there's like success failure success failure. You kind of get to that point. This is like your next phase of like i. how do we scale. How do we make these trade offs in herat now and in his fund. Was you step out on the balcony and you look across all that you've built. What are you must proud of. I am most proud of a product that we built for small medium businesses because the the world has changed dramatically in the past twenty years. And i don't want to get on the front porch and say small medium businesses. I don't use amazon. Of course. I use amazon but where i live in. Atlanta is very community based. You know you you start to learn the coffee shops and the people and all those types of things even though atlanta's a really big city there's lots of small medium businesses. And what i'm most proud of is you have customers that use us every day. It's critical to their business. There's no long term contract. They do a fourteen day free trial. They can cancel anytime. That's scary right. And in in the fact that they keep on using it we know their budgets are tight. And we're providing value to them helping their business grow. I'm just most proud of that. In general and i ran out into this by i think it was the first month or two colorado. I moved back to atlanta from las. Vegas and i'm hearing things they add it. Oh gosh squirrels. And i got referred to a small business. Crocodile davis who says i was like all right. You say the crocodile day is the best shows. I just think of crocodile. Dave in your mind okay. It's not it's not what you think. Just beautiful brand new truck you know press shirt like knows stuff informs me the roof rats. That's in atlanta thing. So even grocer do the work all that and at the end you know starts credit card. I'll that where do you want me to send receipt right and i said You can do it at ryan at all com. I start spelling colorado. And he's like. Oh i know i know yes you do. I've been a customer for five years. And i said wow. That's amazing i said. Well what do you think i love it. We set up a website or web developer said. We needed this. It just helps us immensely..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

08:19 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"Experience. What is you know our goal for that alpha beta give it to market and start taking that feedback and bill that roadmap off of that go to that. I paid indie p right. You're you got the mvp out there. You're getting feedback. How did you progress the product from there and maturity in in that road map question. How did you build your roadmap. And and how did you decide. This is the next most important thing to build so at hall. We have a great partnership with our go to market team so that's marketing product marketing sales. You know anybody really customer facing you. Know i always like to say they're on the frontlines right like they're taking that information you know. They're getting the angry customers or they're getting the difficult customers and the hard questions And so a lot of that is getting feedback from them in partnering within this. Say okay we're gonna take this to market in product. We can think this is all this stuff that we need to solve. But we're not the ones out there selling and marketing it so it's really important especially our size to partner with them to say okay. We have this go to market launch date here. What is the buying experience you know with with colorado. We were going from basically that single product to the platform with these in every new thing. you had. It's just not about that product it's about. Oh this customer. Came to call rail for call tracking. Are they ready for a lead center product. Are they ready to change their phone. System on day one and so a lot of there were the scope expands Immensely to really help support them to say. Well it's not about the products not about these features. It's really about that experience. From coming from the dot com. You know an ad they see dot com to setting up the account going through a free trial in. Are they able to to really understand. The value gets evalu- quicker And so i would say percentage wise. You know we we have. I was a thirty to fifty percent came from the product and engineering departments to say. Hey we we need to build these things you know. twenty twenty. Five percent really came from direct customer feedback and the other twenty. Five twenty percent came from our go to market teams to say in order to feel really successful. We really need these things And and that partnerships just been wonderful. I've been at a lot of companies where you know. It's like marketing and product and sales and it can be difficult right. You hear the horror stories like sales selling stuff that no one's ever built. We've all been there right in in. It's not that way at all. They sell what we have their super passionate about it. They give us the feedback we need and and that's an iterative process. So we try to do you know twelve months roadmap and then we really hone in on. What do we want to do for the next quarter and so we were trying to commit to those things and so they have a good Idea of you know what's coming down the pipe on a quarterly basis. We'll switch to team so at call real. How do you build your team in. What do you look for in those people to indicate their the winning horses to join you. I love this question. I'm probably most passionate about organizational development in the team again because product is such a unique heart of technology and even engineering. For that matter for me and i learned this and i think you'll probably get to this later about who you look up to and who do you. Who did you learn from but to me building teams. You want to try to get them the most diverse perspective out there and it could be experienced. It could be where they came from. It could be you know race. All that type of stuff makes a really big difference in billion product organization. Because i want to have a lot of people giving me varying opinions if you look at small medium businesses. It's super diverse type of people that type of businesses and i went in thinking. I have to build this product team in the same way that they can understand different people's perspectives. And maybe they have strong engineering background. So we have pm's that were engineers. Maybe they have a strong marketing background. They were in marketing before or customer support or success or finance like myself And so when we're looking at roles it's it's really that game of chess to say okay. We have this great opportunity to get an individual in here that has a totally different perspective than me. And the rest of you and i love it. 'cause they're going to tell me i'm wrong. They're going to expand our thoughts on on what we think is right. They're gonna come in with this clear lens because once you've been at a company for three months you have the blinders on you know your your head is in the sand and and that's really the base philosophy for me is is building these teams out that way And i had previous leaders. That took a chance with me where. I wasn't engineering manager. Guess what. I never been an engineer my entire life. I took a cs one. Oh one class. I did a visual basic mortgage calculator like that's it. I've done some. Html they take a leap of faith. Because that person said oh. I want ryan and this role. Because he's good at project. He's good at this he can help. Oh i have the m.'s. That are hardcore engineers. They can build everything. I don't need ryan to do that. And it just dawned on me. I was like oh okay. This makes sense like get people with all these different types of backgrounds and experiences. And i continue to do that and i really love it. I get blown away every time every new pm. That comes in on my way. Better product manager than i am right now that that ship sailed and just their unique perspectives. And you know they come from. Bb did they come from. Consumer you know sas mar tack you know all those types of things and so you know deep down. I try to do that across the board. And i think in in engineering as well and we do the same right you have so many different engineers. Sure you have one's going. Cs degrees and stuff and you have ones that were building companies in their basement. fifteen And and you need all different types of those engineers you need the scrappy ones. That are going to go do that. Mvp and then you need the ones that keep up the system for you know. Hundreds of thousands of customers an understand scaling back end and all that. This episode is sponsored by radical. Are you interested in joining a team that encourages intellectual curiosity problem solving and openness. Not only that. But one that provides the support and mentor ship needed to succeed learn and grow meet radical. The team at radical has built a world class platform for modern bill payments payouts and invoicing rabble helps companies speed up their business payments using a secure invoice and bill payment system and not just for accounting groups. The company is solving problems for the cfo. Controller the accountant and the developer radical is engineering lead and fully remote. They're looking for the best engineers and operators to join their team and dry forward their mission of removing the burden of business payments to apply today go to radical dot com slash about click view. Open roles that's our. Ou t. a. b. l. e. dot com slash about checkout rodwell today and join a team whose changing the face of business payments this episode is brought to you by. Cto dot ai. You guys know that. I interview a lot of great builders on this show and one of the most important aspects of a great code story. 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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

07:15 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"Thing very operational. And we're not going to build everything here just like every concept car has never been built exactly to that spec. In some cases it turns out way worse some cases it turns out way better. Whatever reason it resonated. I said okay. We're going to do concept car so with Our our product engineering team. We went to the drive boarding. We came up with that concept car. Like the visionary pitch of this thing to say okay and we time box. I want thirty days like let's go and look at it for thirty days. Let's see what we could do. And there are great ideas. It says okay form tracking sure we need to know the form but many of these customers are going to have formed provider. So how do we capture that data. If they're using third party you know some small medium businesses. Maybe they're just starting. They don't have a form provider great. We need a whizzy wig tool for them to build a form or we need developer tools. That could be more advanced and we just started there and then when we had that big list we just started shipping it down and said okay. Mvp we want to get this out untested alpha in. We time box. That i wanna say head to be three months or less i i feel like the first alpha was like a quarter and we put it out there. I think we took feedback for a month or two. We went to beta got feedback from that. And then we put out our. I i would say paid. Mvp and then from there you know we. We still build on it today. Right get customer feedback and improve it where we can. So i think all in you know between you know the concept car and alpha beta and you're talking six to nine months for that with an organization that primarily focused on still growing business That you know there's a lot left to do there and so it was really in parallel. And i can't remember if it was that product or one of the ones after that but we were really purposeful and trying to shield them from the day to day a lot of the engineers that went and worked on. This were the engineers that built call rail in the beginning and because they are all knowing they get pulled into everything. Is you know right. This goes wrong this breaks. Oh you know jake or john or whoever like they get pulled in and we really want to get matured. Say we want to launch this thing. Where serious it's one of the pillars of things that we're doing moving forward until we really need to to shield that and. I think it works when we did that. There's uncertainty right. You know you have fear of loss with other teams. I'm not on that team. So how important is this. And as we scale and grow is really up to us to say. This is a big portfolio. This is a platform now moving forward and so we kind of applied that going forward so with our conversation intelligence product which can automatically do things for you based on a call all recording transcription and then most recently with the lead center. You know communication tool We really had to separate people out to do that because you can imagine. You're you're basically building someone's phone system on a computer not easy stuff We applied that. Going forward. And i would say as far as tools go you know. We use target processes. Are you know scrum in planning. I think when we did those things and we're back to whiteboards right back to sticky notes went back to that. Because it's just so fast right you know it from a a two week sprint A one week spread and them in so things. I think are pretty typical for all of us. That have been in it but you know we really went back to grassroots you know. Roll your sleeves up and in really go all in on these new products before we move on from the mvp and you said something that piqued my interest. But elsa fits into my next question so know with any mvp gonna make decisions and trade offs about what you're gonna cut so you set up your concept car your long lists and then you cut the things off right. How did you go about making that decision of making those decisions about you. Know what you're going to cut or what sort of debt you're gonna except perhaps and and. How did you cope with those decisions. The early success of colorado was really based around that user experience. Simplicity small medium businesses in typically. Those are things that you right. E you'd cut the refinement in the beginning. Oh like this can be a little clunky but it works. And that's a tough thing where the company's dna is really built around user experience information architecture and so we really did not try to cut. I think it really came down to like what features do they need to be successful for this version of it. If we say success looks like this we can get form data. That comes into call rail and that can the customer that noah submitted a form and we talked to him on tuesday. Okay that's a win. What do we need to do to make that happen. And i think that's how we made decisions And then of course you gotta talk to your customers. They're giving you feedback. And i think is interesting. Small medium businesses. I mentioned before the dentist the plumber the real estate agent the use a platform in different ways at trying to get to the same end goal. They use it in different ways the feedback you get from them. You know our product team like they really have a tough job talking to customers right and into say gosh like you know sally at the dental office she was she was seeing this like she wants this feature. But there's a problem there in bob over here the He's seeing this seeing it in a different way. And so it's really putting forward solving a problem in trying to do instead of just. Oh this customer said this so we have to build that and of course in enterprise. That's super tough right. The one that pays you. The most amount of money has loudest voice build a lot of stuff for them and and that's really difficult but in our space small businesses. It's just you have tons and tons of tiny voices and you really have to suss through that noise it'd be like oh this is the real problem they have. Oh this is actually what we have to do. Oh yeah we got a change some priorities because now understand it And it's tough right they. They're busy people so even get them on the phone to get that feedback is is difficult so a lot of that decision making i think was really at the core of. We need this to come in to complete the picture for the customer. And you know what is needed to do that. I think on the you know allowing them to build a form. We definitely made lots of cut staring if you look at companies out there for example there's a million templates out there. There's a million customisation. We weren't gonna win that game nor we trying to we care about that data And i think that's applied to every product that we've worked on is is really. What's a really good user.

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

07:25 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"Watch the races and not wrench on. The ryan joined his current company many years ago and was charged to build a team to expand the company's call tracking functionality to essentially make it omni channel with form source and message tracking this is the creation story of colorado. When i joined call rail they had been around for about six years. So i think they were about one hundred employees about that time. Give or take. And i and made my way there through others that i worked with in the tech industry in atlanta about fifteen or twenty of us work for a company called vitry got acquired by oracle and so after the acquisition we kind of all went off and did our own things and then some of them came together. It was how. I need it back to call rolls through that work which was a lot of fun to work with people. I really enjoyed with at that time. Call rail was really focus on what we call call tracking analytics and the basics of that is a lot of In in focusing on small meaning of businesses in the marketing agencies support them probably a couple years ago you hear. Oh the phone is dead. No one wants to talk on the and infra small medium businesses. That is not true right. They're very dependent on those phone calls. I certainly coverted through that. Because we saw massive increase in people using the phone because they couldn't go to these physical locations anymore in the broad spectrum of small medium businesses doctors offices exterminators landscapers all ends of the spectrum. They utilize that phone and a lot of them obviously advertising they market and it's hard to draw that connection between advertising dollars and spending and the people who call me. That's where call rail comes in. And so we do that through technology so it can be very basic. We procure four number. Four years shows up on a billboard. You know you know as you drove by the highway. You call that number. We can attribute that billboard drove that phone call to your business at in the more sophisticated way is to have something that dynamically swaps on your website. So if you and i go to a website for let's say the plumber and you clicked on. Google ad and i clicked on a facebook ad would actually see two different phone numbers if they're using paul's technology it all routes to that phone number. Which is there but because we have that unique phone number that you called and i called. They can attribute ono. Akeem from google ryan came from facebook. He was on this page of your website when he called and it really gives a visibility to the small medium businesses to make better marketing decisions One of the founders andy. That was the premise of him. Starting actually had another business at the time and it was basically like a directory listing for european automotive shops across the country. And he had no way to know that these listings were providing leads to these customers. because again. You call your automotive shop. They probably don't have fancy websites sex of any. So there's gotta be a product out there and there there was but there were products for enterprise. They were products. That were clunky. And he said. I need to make something affordable for small medium businesses and agencies that support them and the you ax is just amazing. It's simple a us. You don't have to be an expert marketer teams around. When i joined paul rail say face to right so the businesses going grades. It doesn't end when phone call so as you know. Small medium businesses have forms on their website. So how do we attribute if guess what noah submitted this form on monday we called him back he didn't pick up so we called them again and we know that customer journey of noah it goes to chat it goes to text messages. It goes to email. And that's really where. I started building the team to go bill dot functionality of okay. Let's we call omni channel right so just not phone calls calls tax chat email social those types of things that we're getting into the other half of it is With lead center in what we learned a lot of customers were doing all this wonderful analytics inside of colorado. They know where their marketing campaigns how they're performing or helping them run their business better and then they go. Can we just use call rail to make these phone calls. I gotta use vantage. Or i gotta use comcast business like. I just don't want another tool years before my time. They had kind of A tool that you could do that. It was of those things that had. I don't wanna say small shelf life but it it just didn't get the investment and move on and we sit. Gosh our customers are telling us what they want. This sounds like a good idea. And that was the other aspect of of what. We're focused on so that these small medium businesses can communicate with their customers seamlessly and then understand all of the data behind it an easy way to make better decisions for their business better decisions for their marketing campaigns and it really gives them that visibility to at the end of the day. We don't want them to miss. Elite every lead is really important for small medium business. And as you probably know. They lot on their plate. They you know. They're spinning plates. Everywhere that revenue is really really critical and ask for call comes in as a platform now to help them. Manage things better Both on the communication side but also on the analysis side of of making better decisions will tell me about the mvp. When you join which. I think would be the omni channel portion of it. You know how long it took you to build when she joined. And what sort of tools you use to bring it to life in product we get so infatuated with roadmaps right. Everybody wants to roll out with. We're going to get to that. We'll get to that. When i came in the call railing was one hundred person company. The founders were the product folks and there was a small protein started but they were really driving that strategy and they had this fear of like we all do we publish this roadmap or if he put an internal external it's in stone. You have to go into it. And i said we have to explore these different things so one of the first. Mvp was was formed tracking to say. Okay we need to bring in another channel we to track how these forms performing one bring it into colorado in complete that journey and i like to start from very aspirational. If we're going to go build the best thing what is it. And they just got afraid how we could do to your roadmap and brian. Right right no no no. We don't want to sign ourselves up. And i cut frustration ding. It doesn't know what a concept car is. They all looked at me there. Yeah i think so. And i said okay. Let's look at this as a concept car concept car you see it on stage. We see it in an ad you car show. In some cases all the windows are blacked out. There tended out. You can't see inside. Why is it. There's no interior concept of automotive design or you open the hood. There is no engine in for whatever weird reason maybe because i just love automotive it resonated with them and i said i want to build a concept car. I want to build this.

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

Code Story

04:27 min | 10 months ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Code Story

"In this episode is brought to you by currier your application speaks to your users with notifications but what you do when you're users each respond better to a different channel building. The event triggers is annoying enough. But when you have to build templates for multiple channels track deliverability and performance in managed..

"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Moratorium

The Moratorium

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Moratorium

"Got me garrison. Yeah and lynch. Anyway it's not the movie we're talking about. So yeah this guy noah's siegen he's been he's been in some things i mean. He's he looks like he has a decent career going as long as he keeps following around. Ryan johnson is right. He's in a movie called the pale door. Which is high on my list of things to watch. I watched the trailer for it. And i look dude. Yes riveting the kind of looks like a western or western which is also a like sub-genre. The i really like anyway Follow not bad. Is it really christmas movie. Yeah keep forgetting the team. So that's the fourth movie. Like i said i'm going into overdrive on these on this list from bloody disgusting. I can't wait to continue down this because not that. I hate christmas. It's not hey to strong word. I loathe crass barrio. You know halloween. That's for sure but maybe we can make it the new halloween. It's what we're trying to do. Isn't it just kind of subvert. I think so so. Are we going to do this again. the next time will that be is. This are only christmas show. Let's continue. Let's go down another one. We'll do just like we did on for halloween. Let's do a two part series just diving into many christmas horror films or just random films. Whatever you wanna watch doors open. But i like this list from leading discussion and i think i can pick at least four more out though. Make my list for next year. There's a couple of. I mean like we saw atm Had did you see await further instructions. No it had a lot of high point at first came out and i. I did what i tell myself not to do. I kinda clicked around on it and just looked at the special effects and stuff got it. It's pretty damn creepy. Some of these are like christmases. Just mentioned you know. It's not even like a plot point And that's i think it's christmas.

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will play in $3 million charity match for COVID-19 relief

Rush Limbaugh

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will play in $3 million charity match for COVID-19 relief

"In sports golf Rory McElroy and Dustin Johnson will headline a three million dollar charity match may seventeenth that marks the return of televised golf will be partners against Rickie Fowler Matthew wolf in a skins match called tailor made driving relief with the money going to covert nineteen relief Meg Ryan Johnson will be playing for the American nurses foundation while the Oklahoma state alumni team will be playing for the CDC

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Not Everyone Gets To Use iPhones In The Movies

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

00:59 min | 2 years ago

Not Everyone Gets To Use iPhones In The Movies

"They let us iphones in movies. But and this is very pivotal. If you're ever watching a mystery movie bad guys cannot have iphones on camera. Who said that. I don't even get it if the if you're watching a mystery movie bad guys can't have iphones on camera. This famous director who directed one of the biggest mystery films of last year. Said Apple will never let you put an iphone in the hands of a villain. Oh it's bad. Pr For them. Was the biggest mystery film of last year knives out. Yes okay so this is the point. Yes so Ryan Johnson Director of the film knives out which I saw twice in love. It's great talking Vanity Fair this week and he said yet. This is a dirty little secret of Hollywood Apple Iphone to look a certain way and movies and they don't want to be tied to the villains

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Here’s why you’ll never see a bad guy with an iPhone in the movies

The KFBK Morning News

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Here’s why you’ll never see a bad guy with an iPhone in the movies

"I would think about this if you're at the movies this weekend okay are you trying to figure out who the bad guys in a movie usually no you know you can have an idea well I mean as the movies you don't undercut mysteries right okay okay so if you're trying to figure out who the bad guys in a movie look for the character that has not touched an iPhone the iPhone is the telling factor Ryan Johnson he's the writer and director of that big movie knives out and he revealed that apple will permit film productions to use their products on screen but they have a cabbie out villains cannot have an iPhone only the good guys so all of the villains have to have

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

Q

10:13 min | 2 years ago

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

"Star Wars the rise of sky Walker opens in theaters tomorrow the third and final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy the end of the road in so many ways for Star Wars especially for this storyline involving Luke Skywalker which all started with the first Star Wars movie back in nineteen seventy seven which I guess in terms of the Star Wars story is actually the fourth chapter and if you find that a little bit confusing you probably still have absorb some of the famous lines from the movies like use the force or do or do not there is no try or Luke I am your father which I know I know the line is actually no I am your father you can tell I'm sort of like walking a tight rope today because I feel like I have two of the greatest Star Wars fans in front of me right now but outside of that JJ Abrams is the director of the rise of sky Walker and just imagine that kind of pressure he's got the tough job of bringing it all in for a landing as I mentioned chasing Garber and Kathleen Newman remaining they went to a special preview screening of Star Wars yesterday before virtually anybody else they're here live in the studio dying to tell you all about it hello my friends Hey how's it going I feel like I said I don't have any good Star Wars greetings is there a good star was greeting hi yeah Jason is wearing a full tee shirts and has the charger beings Baba bobble head well the characters where's your yak give anything Kathleen you know and it's all in my heart something deep down yeah the forces in me so let's talk about this you get a chance to go to the press screening for the new Star Wars yesterday you guys go to these things all the time dozens even a week Jason where even the jaded film critics of Toronto a little bit excited to see Star Wars I mean look everybody's little **** it only comes of this but I think this is actually pretty good to go into this film with a certain level of trepidation I think that if we go in sort of too excited him to sort of objectivity we should be open to its terms I think that a lot of the film critics don't Nestle do that all the time but I think that most people when I'm with the appropriate level of a mix of objectivity in slate excitement of their there for an event Kevin were you excited I was very excited I got there a little bit later than Jason and I felt a little bit of the excitement but once the movie started it was dead silent like this is not a spoiler but when Landau courtesy and gets on screen for the first time Billy Dee Williams I lost my mind and everyone else is like silent which is what it's about which is a huge advantage I mean that like obviously leasing again with public and this is very much I mean it's like man to man the phones at Taft if you see them press for him to kind of a miserable experience you just have to get used to that but a film like this if you're ever going to see this movie theater on the big screen the because you can with an audience to get in the indictment so let's do it I can tell you I can hear you yelling your radio right now Jason I'll start with you Star Wars the rise of sky Walker how was fine suddenly I called the crime you went on Twitter for those over and it look let's let's be one hundred percent clear this is kind of the second and a half ending we've had we had returned the jet I which ended everything and we had episode three which was supposed to end everything Lucas's and then kind of the last job I had a great ending it's like the work done that of those you should go see it I'm not going to worry about it was the last movie that the the universe was going to be bigger and that we weren't going to be focused on the small story and then within us there was the whole notion that the myth of Scott Walker would continue as you see the kids playing with action figure and the kid who picks up the broom with a force you realize that this is not something that's patcher or matrilineal that is going to be bigger than this one little family we did have a question that comes by way remember these characters you really left we're gonna bring those back and focus entirely on that I'll make the story in some ways smaller so it's galactic in scope and yet smaller narrative scope and that is it's doing what it's supposed to do he was hired to do a job which the cap off this saga and it does it and it's fine but that makes it a little bit less interesting a commitment let's get into that in a second Jason says fine Kathleen I mean I think shockingly Jason I kind of agree here I'm I liked it I was very entertained I had a good time even with the jaded critics who were not like matching my energy level I agree that it's not great there is a fine as to what I do think that there's there's a little bit of like a course correction and that they seem to be doing with the last chat I so yeah he JJ made the world a little smaller and really abandon some of the really interesting stuff that Ryan Johnson had set up in the last chat I which is frustrating and makes it not a great movie I think he was trying to please everybody and trying to please those fans that were so upset at the last I and in doing that the narrative suffered and it's also just trying to be a lot try to be a lot of things to a lot of people and then I think it is in any of those things to anybody for example are two foot to a deep in the weeds and lord knows I cut but the way the blade of grass scene six so when I saw the fact that was not mentioned I'm a little upset and the deal is that let people think that this was structured that they knew exactly we're gonna beat I mean they always talk about Lucas having these twelve movie idea sort of written out for some of these are complete stripped away from looks as vision bat that goes without saying but what happened was JJ wrote the the force awakens as an empty are there was no ending there's going to jail just fantastic to look at openings right everybody knows that what has what he's really good at is setting the stage not traded endings hi everyone also knows self admittedly I mean he got in all those interviews actually talks about how this was going to be real tons of room because then he never was supposed to direct the film right other directions where involved actually like a so the deal is that when he wrote the first film they didn't know where it was going to go and it was one of those hand off it's like I'm going to set up the stage hand it off to you and you're going to finish this the second verse of the song that's what Ryan Johnson does run Johnson took all these ingredients and did something for many of us super interesting in super a complex and did essentially ministry talked about what is it to be found the end of of the force awakens is ray handing a lightsaber Luke Skywalker legally saying let's go and the opening shot of last chat I is illuminated at one yeah the last film the film after that episode eight is Luke Skywalker take fully superimposed over shoulder in other words I've been handing off the story to you and Ryan's first thing he does like let's not worry about this story that's not the interesting thing the interesting thing is getting into the nature the metaphysics of the deeper stuff but the force this film goes okay I can't remember the last thing you said okay we're not going to worry as much about this stuff remember these characters you're like let's get him together with all gonna be the same ship they're all gonna gonna ventures together but I want to point out the Kathy when you say that JJ Abrams who has had the incredibly unenviable task of trying to finish Star Wars trying to and Star Wars I I want to really highlight there that is an unenviable task it's even if you're not great even if you're amazing endings try ending the greatest film franchise in history so how does it do Kathleen as an ending to the Star Wars story that we now I mean I thought it was satisfying it's an it's an ending and it answers a lot of questions and as we know Los fans I feel you like we know that change is not answering questions and doing and ray yam asset is flying in and I think that this is just whether you like this ending and the answers that they give you but they give you answers and they give you a very definitive ending and you know some people already have set hi stag JJ Abrams is over party was trending on Twitter yeah it's I mean no one's gonna be happy about anything but I think that he did a good enough job I was entertained and it is it like a nice wrapped up and is it is no one going to be happy with this look at there's always gonna be people upset about this because we care right through well for lots and lots of reasons to ours is pretty fundamental to popular culture and the people have a vested interest and they have in a typical fan communities not everybody but a very vocal minority believes they have ownership over these characters and when they want things to go at a certain way this feeling as for this film actually goes towards a certain direction of giving them what they want and then they end up not wanting what they will think that they wanted that's one thing but I will say that these two fundamental things about changing his his course one lens flares you dialed the heck down with one foot above is one thing I'm like okay I I love that you love letters was god bless you but there's a big thing is he's a red herring you talk about lost as he's a guy who like put a shark and have a logo on a shark and they only got this has to mean something smoke monster has to mean something that's just his step he's trying to trick you a little bit and this film would be much more interesting of those red herrings were not red herrings but actually things that happened so what happens is he consistently in this film gives you something and it's one of those moments the other two phones have moms like oh my god you can do that all my god you can shoot a laser blast haven't hang in the air that's kind of cool all my god you can take a ship and light speed through another ship I never thought you could do that and this film every moment but there was like oh my god that's don't know let's start back that isn't what you think it was ha ha ha I'd something I went I was gonna say second I was going to say that I thought that was but it was it was actually the opposite of this but it makes me really excited to watch it to figure out what the red hearings are and and or not yeah that's not as well as a good teams but I will say that some of those those on inspiring moments that you felt like we're missing I felt them I felt like I was a kid again watching some of this these action sequences and some of that the lights ever seen her so beautiful and big and yeah will transfer to transport you back to your child because I was going to ask if we what we talked a little bit I should stress to set this up by the way I'm I'm speaking which is a corporate Cathy Newman remaining ever talk about the new Star Wars movie rise of Scott Walker what to do right I think the cast is so strong and I think that Jason alluded to it but putting them together like you've got Oscar Isaac daisy Ridley and John by a guy as fan PO and ray and they're together for most of the film and that is a

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

09:56 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Hospitality the Taliban in really quickly with those two encouragement the gift of hospitality you will encourage you will motivate you a refresh. The heart of your pastor not just when those gifts are expressed were tim and his family but when those gifts are expressed. Escort each other the faith family there is something that happens in the heart of the pastor when he looks at and he sees his congregation loving one another be no. I know who's you are by. How you love.

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"That helps simple fill this calling with joy and not groaning? I'm preaching right now through I John at my church Abbeville and I've just been blown away by how construct consistent thing they will know you how you love one another. I don't know about North Alabama. Okay never served a church North Alabama Bene- South Alabama Arkansas in Knoxville Tennessee Z. Northwest Arkansas Knoxville Tennessee. I can tell you that the outside world favorite topic when they want to press down on the sufficiency in the need for the church is how bad the relationship between the congregation the pastor you want to be like the Scots Borough you want to be alive to the world this relationship that you have with your pastor speaks volumes to your commitment to the Gospel Jesus Christ how we all die to ourselves in seat in the knee seek the good.

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The Rise of Skywalker trailer is out

The Glenn Beck Show

10:56 min | 3 years ago

The Rise of Skywalker trailer is out

"There was one big news item from today that he clipped everything else. News item. That was really the only takeaway that you should have had from today's events. And that was the release of the teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie Star Wars Episode nine which apparently is going to be titled now, the rise of Skywalker, and that title in and of itself is a strong indication of the direction they're going with this film. And I'm encouraged I'm encouraged by what I saw it was very. Cautious going into watching this thing, and we should still be cautious. Because trailers only a trailer. We have no idea what this movie's extra end up being like once it comes out. But you know, just give you a little bit of context. In case. You're you're not a hard core Star Wars fan, which is probably likely for significant portion of this audience. There's a lot of controversy in the nerd universe. Right now, particularly when it comes to Star Wars, and that's because of the the last movie, which was called the last Jedi which detoured significantly from a lot of the established cannon and established rules of the narrative that had been laid down in previous films. And when I I watched the last yet I episode. I was actually okay with it. I actually liked it. My my first viewing when I walked out of the theater. But my opinion changed as I let it breathe a little bit. As the film aged on me, and I became less and less of a fan of it to where. Now, I'm more in the camp of folks who say this movie was a travesty and what informed that judgment for me was less the actual content of the movie itself. Then learning that, you know, my presumption had been that Lucasfilm and Kathleen Kennedy was the president of Lucasfilm, and that they had this story group because they made this big deal when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, they made this huge deal out of how going forward, you know, they basically threw in the trash can all of the non film cannon that had been established books comics video games. What have you up to that point? And said we're starting fresh the only thing that exists in this fictional universe. Are the movies and one of the cartoon shows? And that's it. Everything else is fair game. We're starting fresh new books. New movies, new comics? And in order to keep it all together, we're going to have this editorial story group. This core group of people is going to keep their hand on the helm and steer. The sheep of this franchise going into the future and make sure that everything's interconnected and make sense and has common themes that the stories interweave with one another. And so that you can have this kind of joint experience sort of like, the marvel films, right? The marvel cinematic universe. And so presuming that that was the case I walked out of the last jet. I think in myself man, there's a lot of stuff in that movie that I did not expect. But hey, that's okay. Because presumably based upon the fact that they have a story group. It's all part of the plan. Right. Like, it's all building towards something. It's okay. That they didn't answer a lot of questions that have been raised by the force awakens. It's okay that they didn't explain who this person was who that person's heritage was or what the what the underlying political conflict. Even is why these people are even fighting in the first place, that's fine. Because it'll all be revealed later. It's all part of the plan. But of course, what we learned in the aftermath of the last Jedi. What was revealed much to the shock of many fans, including myself was that there was no plan. They they in fact had not been it wasn't as though Jj Abrams who directed the force awakens. Had handed a roadmap to Ryan Johnson who directed the last Jedi. And that Ryan Johnson built off that road map to create his movie important affect any idea any outline that Jj Abrams had and that the story group, which presumably is nothing apparently destroy group doesn't have any actual thority or oversight whatsoever. What's going on with this franchise? JJ handed his wanting to Ryan Johnson, Ron Johnson threw in the trash can and just did whatever he wanted with. No regard, and you can see this in interviews with him when he talks about his process, and he talks about writing he talks about why he made the choices. He made such as the choice to kill off the big villain the big looming shadowy villain in the background supreme leader. Snow? Just kill them off in the middle of the movie. When you listen to Ron Johnson talk about that. He says, well, you know, it was necessary for Kylo rinse character to come out from under the shadow of his master and become his own his own man, and to develop as a character is the right thing for my movie was the right thing for my story. Well, that's nice. But this isn't your story like this. It's your story in the sense that you're tasked with telling it, but you're coming into a well established narrative the and by the way, there's a movie coming after yours, right? That you have to be somewhat cognizant of being able to actually have a through line narrative that continues for one hall of the movie, and he just didn't care. He did whatever he wanted and worse than that worse than Ryan Johnson doing what he did Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm and the higher ups at Disney, let him do whatever he wanted. This is a stout. Like from a business perspective. Here's your thing. If you're not a Star Wars fan if you don't care about any of this stuff, and I'm talking about right now appreciate it from this angle. Appreciate it from as a business decision. Okay. You're the CEO of Disney. You're the president of Disney entertainment and marketing and Kathleen Kennedy runs one of your film studio divisions, Lucasfilm a hotly new acquired property that you paid. I forget how much they paid for it. But it was hundreds of millions of not billions of I'm sure it was billions of dollars that they paid for it. And you they put out that money with expectation that this is something that they're going to be able to milk forever, right? That there's going to be this, and they had plans from the time that Disney acquired this franchise. And these intellectual properties they started laying out their plans, if we're going to have a movie every year, we're going to have new theme park. We're gonna have tell live action television shows and cartoon shows and video games. And it's going to be this fantastic. New expansion of of merchandise, and storytelling that the fans are gonna love. And we're going to be milking in raking in the the dough for decades upon decades decades. So that was the plan. Well at the fantastic, right? Looks laudable goal from a business perspective. But then what they did was the equivalent of handing the keys to this Ferrari to a teenager and just saying have fun with no direction, no curfew, no guidelines as to whether or not he had a follow any sort of rules, or when when you should be back or where he's even going any knowledge of where he's going any terms on when he should be back. That's the equivalent of what they did with this multibillion dollar franchise that the that the it stood to lose billions of dollars on. So just as a corporate story is a corporate business story. It's extraordinarily fascinating that the m- the modern era of Star Wars under Disney has played out the way that it has. So there's your background. So then this trailers coming out for the ninth one and Disney has been very diplomatic. And protective of Ryan Johnson. And pretended as though everything's fine. Right because they're not going to acknowledge that they've screwed up. They're not gonna acknowledge that they've made mistakes. In the public sphere. But they know right. Like, it's van they're very well aware of the fact that the fan community is divided there. A lot of people who don't like the last Jedi and even more than not liking last Jedi. I they don't like how Disney has handled this property. They don't like the fact that there seems to be far less intention and care going into the making of these films, then has gone into the watching of them, which of course, is a recipe for disaster when you're dealing with genre. Fandom something is big Star Wars. And so going into the release of this teaser trailer today for the ninth and final Skywalker saga film. The expectations. Were you have got to blow people away you have to this has to be this teaser trailer needs to leave everybody wanting more. And if it doesn't then you might as well, just kissed the franchise goodbye. Those were the stakes. It had to be good. It had to be impactful people had it had to leave people excited that mission appears to have been accomplished. And watching this thing as a fan. You know, who's been a fan as long as I've been alive and been capable of comprehending. What I was seeing with Star Wars. It was really nice to see the kind of subtle reassurances that were laid out in this trailer that there was the way it was cut and the texts that they overlaid was Vakhitov of the first trailer for episode one the Phantom Menace that came out in nineteen ninety nine. I believe it was. So they're drawing that connection between. They're basically saying look we recognize this is the we're trying to connect the dots here between where things started. And where things are ending the inclusion of oyster over from Luke, the which was then very shocking reveal at the end of this thing that apparently the emperor the big bad from the first two trilogies is coming back in some way. Now, we don't know what form, but he's going to play a role in this film, which is completely unexpected. And more than makes up for the the loss of snow in the previous film. So now, I'm excited again. And I think a lot of people who were doubtful. About whether or not JJ was going to be able to land this thing Jj Abrams are excited once again about the potential of this movie coming out on Christmas. Now, we may be sitting here. Looking at New Year's twenty twenty and shaking our heads with our face, and our poems and saying well man, why do we let ourselves get excited again? But as of right now, I'm going to allow myself to have a little bit of optimism. So there's my there's my freestyle Friday completely apolitical pop culture commentary for you on Star

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

Collider Movie Talk

03:05 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

"I is the best movie since empire, and that is a clip that the internet now has to throw at me for the rest of time, and I will own it and accept it. That movie was invented. It was creative eight used a narrative Tacoma at an entire audience that was going to attack it it had me guessing what was coming. It had me thinking. Whoa. This is the stores movie that I've never seen before. And it is a movie that had me appreciating. The fact that it undermined it's very mythology on purpose. It isn't a bloodline that makes you a hero. It is being a hero. That makes you a hero. And that is the message. The world needs right now. So come at the internet. But I think this is the perfect way to have the people that didn't like the last Jedi which I totally understand if you're a die hard fan. I appreciate you. Didn't love it. Because you have passion for something. So I have passion for you. Thank you for not loving it. But this is a great way for people that didn't love it to not have that as their episode nine and did not have that all tied in. But people that did love it to have a trilogy of movies that are going to be surprising and affective and inventive and still be Star Wars. So this is having your cake. This is eating at two. This is giving brilliant film making the money. It deserves because Ryan Johnson love Moghadam is a brilliant director. This is an opportunity for everyone in Star Wars to be happy. And how long has it been since we've been able to say that? Well, and I'm going to raise you to on the whole Ryan Johnson having his on trilogy kind of thing. I also think and this is something we discussed on collider. Johnny council. This morning was a little bit of this idea of. Okay. So yeah, obviously, we know there's a lot of hate for the last Jedi. I I am personally very much in the same campus Koi. I love last shed. I was it was so exciting. Citing to me that I couldn't guess where it was going. It was the best. Luke Skywalker has ever been. And I'm gonna get a lot of that. But I've also been very public about that for a long time at this point. But, but I will say this is that I think there are some people that again, it's because of their emotional investment in Norwood's, and what they have come to believe Star Wars is which again, I have so much respect an appreciation for that. And if our opinions differ on last night that is totally fine with me. But I think there are some people in that camp who even to themselves can admit that their issue was that Ryan Johnson made a film that they felt was not Star Wars. But they're not necessarily looking at Ryan Johnson and going he's a terrible filmmaker. They're just saying that he didn't do with Star Wars what they were expecting Star Wars to be. So now Ryan Johnson has his opportunity here with this new trilogy, which is still very much in development, though, pushed to the back-burner just furred. Release schedule purposes, obviously, Disney's big focus in terms of Star Wars right now is on the series for the streaming servicemen Laurean Kassian, and then of course, nine, but I think that Ryan Johnson here also has the opportunity to kind of change people's opinion about him. If he delivers something that again, he's going to be coming into Star Wars with zero expectations other than it takes place in the galaxy of Star Wars. We don't know when this is going to be set. We don't know what it's going to be about..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on The Filmcast

"I think about it and seeing the ripples its head across the stores community lake. You know, there's been a lot of bad around the response to buy also think like that is that is good art that is what art is supposed to do. It's supposed to like grab you by the shoulders shake you up and really make reconsider what you're watching. And really think about what you're watching. I think this movie more than probably any other stories movie, honestly, really thinks about this world, and who these characters are and what they mean taped together and the things they're doing. It's not just a fight between good and evil. It is kind of something more anything this movie handles all that incredibly well. Well, so being a fitting send off to a lot of the old crews. Well. And I I really got close to putting this movie on my list. And I agree that it is in my opinion opinion of far superior to the force awakens and just an I cried throughout this entire all times. I saw it in theaters. I cried the entire time. It's amazing movie. Also the personal site for me. I I love Ryan Johnson. I've loved this movie since brick we've had him on the show. Like, I feel like I've been following the sky since you know, he was making indie movies that were still financed in his mom was doing the catering. So seeing this thing this immense creation of one of the best works of like big budget. Pop culture, you know, ever just I it means a lot to me on that level too. I love this phone, but I feel like the whole canto by thing. Force awake in. We're not going to go. About star killer base. And we don't want to do that. Kilobits is fine. Took took like a whole sub plot of the movie, I think when I think of Star Wars last yet, I I think of all the extremely memorable visuals. Right. The red throne room, and what happens with snow, and you know, Ray getting that lightsaber the whole dome maneuver going to light speed. I think of the not the it's not snow, but that's salt planet with the the planet coming alive with streaks of red. You know, I it's just extremely visual. Inventive and not only that the message of movie. Yeah. Is really powerful to like, it's rare when a movie can influence pop culture in that way. Like, everyone has heard that phrase. What is it forget the past killed if you have to write like, and it's the only way to become what you're meant to say, it's extremely memorable line. That represents what the series is trying to do is kind of a rallying cry for those that are trying to get away from the forces that may dominate them. It's really. A great one..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast

Lights, Camera, Podcast

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast

"In addition to some of the other moves that will stay on this year three hyped up. See what he can do. Love sisters brothers loved. What was the other one? We saw similar to here shoot. Remember the name of it? But no fan of his work. And I'm curious to see what he brings to the villain joker, by the way. That's what I've been sitting as I made these lists. Yes, joker trill. What about you number nine knives out? Ryan Johnson fresh off of ruining the Star Wars franchise. Follow up movie. This one's got a cast guys. Daniel Craig Chris Evans, Leke Stanfield, Michael, Shannon. Don Johnson, Jamie Lee, Curtis unawed, Armas and Toni Collette Christopher Plummer in Ryan Johnson's directing course, run by. It will be really interesting to see what he does with us. Yeah. I'm excited for. I'm excited this when to we've we've actually cut us from news a bunch of times because there's not been enough to talk about really. But the cats is insane. We'd ever we don't know a lot about the movie. Yeah, we really just know that the cast and they just for like a week or two straight, adding people more and more and more to the cast list. And it was thanks could be fucking awesome has that same once upon a time in Hollywood vibe in terms of cast-list. My number nine is the same as Ken Jackson pretend captain marvel very captain marvel. Hope it's good to tall task to to bring that big into the universe. This late in the game before and game. Number nine for the audience is also captain marvel Ken Jak number eight most intimated movie twenty nineteen my number eight is the beach bum fan of McConnell and all of his works. And I think this is going to be one of those really cool eight low scale low budget movies that just just works. It's a character. That's built from McConnell. Hey being drug Lord. Love him. Did you like spring breakers? Okay. Does sucked harmony Korean okay fest? But I think this'll be okay. Well, yeah. In the contact is. Here's here's one that. I feel like we've been looking at for a long time because I feel like we posted that Zach Ephron side by side of his hair with a Panini on our Instagram. Like one of the first things we ever posted on her Instagram. That's that is this is a long time coming trill number nine number eight number eight lying king. Oh that much else to be said about this one. Okay. All right. No, there really isn't just the lion. King. Number eight for me joker. I just logged echo Kenge jet. Love Joaquin Phoenix, really started the first Trump is going to be awesome. 'cause you're going to buy in right away. You're gonna know right away. How creepy in straight? He's going to be. I think he's gonna kill because he's a weird dude talked before. But in in a good way number eight for the audience glass. The audience has glass at number eight. All right. Ken, Jack, go to number seven in the top five. I got three Disney guys in a rogue police story four as my number seven. I liked the ending at Toy Story three..

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"ryan johnson" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

Lights Camera Barstool

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"ryan johnson" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

"In addition to some of the other moves that will stay on this year three hyped up. See what he can do. Love sisters brothers loved. What was the other one? We saw similar to here shoot. Remember the name of it? But no fan of his work. And I'm curious to see what he brings to the villain joker, by the way. That's what I've been sitting as I made these lists. Yes, joker trill. What about you number nine knives out? Ryan Johnson fresh off of ruining the Star Wars franchise. Follow up movie. This one's got a cast guys. Daniel Craig Chris Evans, Leke Stanfield, Michael, Shannon. Don Johnson, Jamie Lee, Curtis unawed, Armas and Toni Collette Christopher Plummer in Ryan Johnson's directing course, run by. It will be really interesting to see what he does with us. Yeah. I'm excited for. I'm excited this when to we've we've actually cut us from news a bunch of times because there's not been enough to talk about really. But the cats is insane. We'd ever we don't know a lot about the movie. Yeah, we really just know that the cast and they just for like a week or two straight, adding people more and more and more to the cast list. And it was thanks could be fucking awesome has that same once upon a time in Hollywood vibe in terms of cast-list. My number nine is the same as Ken Jackson pretend captain marvel very captain marvel. Hope it's good to tall task to to bring that big into the universe. This late in the game before and game. Number nine for the audience is also captain marvel Ken Jak number eight most intimated movie twenty nineteen my number eight is the beach bum fan of McConnell and all of his works. And I think this is going to be one of those really cool eight low scale low budget movies that just just works. It's a character. That's built from McConnell. Hey being drug Lord. Love him. Did you like spring breakers? Okay. Does sucked harmony Korean okay fest? But I think this'll be okay. Well, yeah. In the contact is. Here's here's one that. I feel like we've been looking at for a long time because I feel like we posted that Zach Ephron side by side of his hair with a Panini on our Instagram. Like one of the first things we ever posted on her Instagram. That's that is this is a long time coming trill number nine number eight number eight lying king. Oh that much else to be said about this one. Okay. All right. No, there really isn't just the lion. King. Number eight for me joker. I just logged echo Kenge jet. Love Joaquin Phoenix, really started the first Trump is going to be awesome. 'cause you're going to buy in right away. You're gonna know right away. How creepy in straight? He's going to be. I think he's gonna kill because he's a weird dude talked before. But in in a good way number eight for the audience glass. The audience has glass at number eight. All right. Ken, Jack, go to number seven in the top five. I got three Disney guys in a rogue police story four as my number seven. I liked the ending at Toy Story three..

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'The Flash' star Grant Gustin hits back at body shamers saying he looks too thin in leaked photos

Jason and Alexis

06:57 min | 4 years ago

'The Flash' star Grant Gustin hits back at body shamers saying he looks too thin in leaked photos

"But. I saw this yesterday right before I left for the cat video festival and. I, I'm a big fan of grant Guston who is the flash on WBZ's the flash, oh yeah and before that he was in glee, that's really when I started liking him well I guess even if you're not a fan of comic book shows, or superhero. Shows or you don't even know who grant Guston is I think you'll find the story fascinating because I. Guess I was unaware. Of this until, I read his long. Instagram, post. I guess there is a photo leaked Of new costume that he will be wearing as the. Flash, in the new season season five of this show and I think this is another, example kind of like the toxic fan base of, Star Wars going after rose the actress that played Alexa I can't remember her name Tommy head and I feel, I feel. Very bad because Kelly Kelli Kelli TRAN Horrible things into, her horrible death threats into the director of last Jedi Ryan Johnson anyway toxic fan base this is another example of toxic fan base and it's it's gone too. Far it's just ridiculous so this photo leaked of grant in this costume a prototype I should say of this, new costume and fans freaked. Out non only they will they didn't, like the costume but then they were also body shaming grant Guston Horribly. Body shaming him and. The opposite of what you usually here I mean some you know when I I. Would imagine that when you hear body shaming you think. Of fat shaming you think oh we'll body shaming. All they're talking about a. Person being overweight well it happens. On the other side too and let me read you this statement this. Post from grant he. Writes so here's the thing about this BS, photo leak it's a cool suit that's a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken. Much less being posted some things need work and they will be worked on we'll get there as. Far as the, body shaming that's what pisses me off not even just for my sake I've had twenty plus years, of kids and, adults telling near. My parents I was too thin I've had, my own journey of accepting it. But there's a. Double standard where it seems to be okay to talk about. A dude's body I do my best to stay in shape and add as much. Sizes I can throughout our, seasons I'm naturally thin and my appetite is greatly Affected by stress. Stress is, something, that ebbs, and flows, for me throughout flash season thus gaining weight is, a challenge for me I, didn't cast, a, slim actor as the. Flash I went to an audition for. A, role I never dreamed I'd actually book, but here I am fi seasons later on happy with my. Body and, who I am and other kids who are built. Like me and thinner. Than me should be able to feel the same way not only that but they. Should be able to feel like they could be a. Superhero on TV or film or whatever it may. Be some day I love. The suit that has been designed. For me and I think whenever one season in its entirety you will. Love it two things. Have been adjusted since at leak was shot, and more things will continue to be adjusted until it feels right and then he went to. Post a video and he looks totally kind of beaten and he just barely says anything other than. F- to the, person that leaked that photo Any kind of ended the. Video but he just if you look at. His face I don't know if it's still up. Let me click on his little head here. No it's just the it's just, the statement but he just looked worn down cool and if your brain that fast all, the time wouldn't you have a high metabolism and be thin I was thinking the same thing people not everyone is gonna look, like Thor yes the flash I mean he's a thing of the track stars in your college and your. High school I think of. My friend David Lang who was literally like our thinnest, by finished friend because he was a track star, you too great body. I I don't I look and I was really not schooled but I think midway through the run of our show I. Made I made a comment about not not that stereotypical eat a bagel but I, made a comment similar to that and I got a really thoughtful Email from a woman Actually. No, I think. He was, from a gentleman who really kinda schooled me in a really nice way about. How as a thin person, he's like you don't like body shaming in the other direction Jason and I I feel that. Way as an overly. Skinny, person and. I thought wow I never because because when, you look at it through your own perspective I would do anything, I'm meat from for me I win anything to be thinner but, I never thought of what it would feel, like to be overly thin and have people go oh Eat a cranberry eat a bagel or, something How awful that must be And to hear grant. I really liked this guy I've always been a fan of his and that kind of broke my heart, when I read that yesterday but also kind of a good for him We're here is because, there are a lot of people for sure Nissim, being EMMY Rossum she is the of shameless. Which by the way. If you're a fan should be watching. Showcase it's fantastic and season, eight is now available, on net flicks? She posted on, her Instagram and I was, like what is this, and she, says wanna know what I way, and then it's like all right I got gotta, click on this see what's going on and. In her Instagram stories here's a picture. Of herself at, the gym it's a selfie in the mirror there and she says the next thing in, the in the story, is a picture of her, with, these, words, on, top of it, three, best friends, since kindergarten Dr kindness empathy Jewish and proud daughter one happy marriage and she kind. Of goes on for all of, the things that she is accomplished. Being directing three episodes of television finished her screenplay an animal rescuer and she says this great message because you. Are much more, than a number? And kind of the same thing she just saying you know what all of these things add up Who, who I am? Not the size of my thighs Really good message yeah for the same reason that grant Same thing for all the kids out there and I feel this way being an openly gay guy in, media, for all the kids. Out there that feel like oh. Look at my body I could never be the flash I. Can't, even pretend to. Be the flash or for EMI I I love that I love it because you never. Know who you're affecting in a positive and negative way you never know who's hearing your. Who seeing your light and I. And I love it both? Examples, of

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Rian Johnson Explains Why He Deleted 20,000 Tweets After James Gunn Firing

Ron St. Pierre

04:37 min | 4 years ago

Rian Johnson Explains Why He Deleted 20,000 Tweets After James Gunn Firing

"Seven on news nobody hit each other Erfurt buddy. Each other it was just camp they won so we got through that one anyway good crowd on handed Gillette is it's open to the public for a. While until the swift performs, each night trillion us deal Minnesota to two, one winners over, the. Red Sox two losses, in a row a Bill on, these, guys socks up one. Nothing through six twenty one of. The seventh one of the eighth Brian Johnson great. Five and two thirds four hits no runs. Matt Barnes ended up taking the loss in this one. Socks only four and a, half on the Yankees now they gain a full game in. Last night's, action Yankees, beating Kansas City seventy-two Aaron judge, hit by pitch on the wrist to x rays they say are, unclear got. More, tests. To do today but he may be out a while the, Yankees make another trade Jay hap- oh man another picture that the Red. Sox have trouble. With point eight four ERA in two starts against the Red Sox or one of them it ten strikeouts he. Had the the epic. At. Bat against. Mookie Betts, ended up with a grand slam that thirteen pitch thing, PawSox at home. Tonight seven oh five Start NewsRadio nine twenty one zero four seven. FM. St., McDonnell The. Yankees did acquire j a happ from Toronto comes picked up Cole hamels lefty from, the Texas Rangers really stink in the join out this, year but, the cubs think he's got something in the tank I guess and a bunch. Of low level prospects sent off to, the cubs for lefty Cole hamels. A Star Wars film maker deletes thousands of tweets after. Director James Gunn got, can't his FOX's, Kristin Goodwin Star Wars the last Jedi director. Ryan Johnson deletes twenty thousand tweets in the wake of director James guns firing from the guardians of. The galaxy, franchise responding to a tweet about his. Purged posts Johnson, claimed there was no. Official directive at all calling it a why not, move adding he doesn't think he's ever tweeted anything that. Bad but trolls scrutinizing it for ammunition is the new normal. Disney recently fired gun from guardians, of the galaxy volume, three after a series of. Past tweets resurfaced referencing insensitive jokes including about pedophilia and rape John Johnson, is also a member of the Disney family. Through Lucas film and developing a film at trilogy in, the Star Wars universe I'm Kristin Goodwin. Fox News six twenty seven a new set of Kennedy centers honorees. Has just been announced this year's class includes share REBA mcentire composer Philip glass and, jazz great Wayne shorter in addition a special awards going, to go, to the musical Hamilton the first time in the centers forty-one career history that. An honor is being given not to an individual but to a work. Of art the Kennedy center's honors will take place on. December the second in, on CBS in, December the twenty six and wireless customary for. The president to attend that ceremony President Trump skipped it last year after honorees threatened not to attend. So far, the White House has told the New. York Times that, President Trump has not. Decided yet about attending this year but when you, consider the fact that some of these honorees including share. And Miranda they have been vocal critics of the president if. He does things could get a, little bit awkward my, guess is he'll probably skip, it Again well a nine to five sequel has been confirmed Jane Fonda did so annoyed Jane time for another eighties reboot Jane Fonda. Confirmed that plans to reboot, the, nineteen eighty, hit nine to five with a. Sequel or in the works. Hoping to reunite her with, Dolly, Parton and, lily Tomlin she sent. Out, a, tweet. That said, right now Dolly Lilly and I are all intending to. Be in it agree or disagree with Jane Fonda as political you know her slant where she stands politically, her agenda I think we're gonna. Agree that that was a pretty good movie nine to five pretty funny cast is set, for Charlie's angels reboot to this would be a reboot of the reboot, right director is Elizabeth banks about that serving up some serious girl power sources. Telling variety the reboot of Charlie's angels is on the way it's going to start Kristen Stewart Naomi Scott and. Ella Malinska the movie is due for release on September the twenty seventh in two, thousand nineteen now it's going to be directed. By Elizabeth banks she's going to be in two and. She's going to play Charlie traditionally a Male role listen if banks is. Going to be Charlie if, you know you love. Skittles you'll be interested to hear that the now, come in a variety without shelves. Believe, it or not the u k Mars candy. Company created a new product that's called skittles choice it's. A shell miss gummier version of the skills that you might know one love they come in the following flavors you'll be able to pick them up in orange lemon lime black. Currant and strawberry so far no right now not, to be, released in the United States so they're going to I guess test market them in the UK. They might, be heading.

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Star Wars fans start campaign to remake The Last Jedi

WGR Programming

03:09 min | 4 years ago

Star Wars fans start campaign to remake The Last Jedi

"Oh that's high production value that's good it's what we do here on the best week ever steal that bit for raleigh that's good production right there anyway all right guys we'll start here i'm told one of us a big star wars fan but it's clear not all star wars fans were thrilled with the last jedi now fans some fans at least want to take matters a step further and remake the entire film to their liking a new campaign called remake the last jedi has a plan and the site says unnamed producers have pledged to cover the entire budget but anyone can pledge to quote have their voice heard last jedi director ryan johnson who received death threats over the movie when it came out in april reacted to the campaign thursday with an amusing please please please please please please please actually let this happen please please please and some prayer emojis my question to you guys is if you could remake one movie what would it be remake one star wars movie or one movie jamie movie any movie ooh i would i would remake godfather part three that's just a answer godfather part three and i would remake it by not releasing it period never happened off the books that's not bad you would choose to remake by not remaking it sometimes you win by not playing at all matt that's really smart i was kinda thinking that way about the nutty professor part too but i didn't want to go down that road because no one cares about that thank what what movie would i i the best answer is no answer i mean the mannequin too i thought it was a big letdown for mannequin live up to your expectations no not at all i mean mannequin was the transcendent movie mannequins to nineteen ninety one was a big letter drastic park three i would probably do away with and since the summer blockbusters here dress appropriately need more weekend at bernie's actually see how superman for the quest for peace of thought that was kind of a letdown after the first three by the way i'm with johnson before we move on i hope this movie happens to want to see how comically bad it is as a star wars fan the fan boys out there who don't like the last jedi or the reason why we can't have nice things please go away and enjoy the star wars movies if their biggest complaint in life is the fact that one of the star wars movie one of the billion star wars movies that they put out every year was not up to your liking man you got a good life no kidding all right guys ashley madison the infamous website where married men and women go to look for dates released their top twenty cities who had the most sign ups per capita to accompany report the top five are number one seattle number two denver number three dallas number four.