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The Rock Weighs in on Vin Diesel's 'Fast & Furious' Feud Comments
"And the furious. And the feud between dwayne the rock johnson and vin diesel which I guess it enters a new chapter bent house it. Yeah so Chris and i think in a previous episode talked about some recent comments that vin diesel made around the time that if nine came out where menzies profiled in men's health magazine and he talked a little bit about how the beef behind the scenes between him and dwayne johnson was actually like a manipulation on the part of master-strategist vin diesel. Where he was talking about how he would do anything that he'd have to do in order to get performances From people that he worked with on projects that he was producing. So he's sort of like insinuated that all of the the tough love that he was giving was was in order to like coax out the performance that he wanted from johnson. Which at the time. Chris and i were just talking about how i mean. Just absurd on its face. That claim is an interest. How really ridiculous. And like you don't believe the vin diesel is a master chessmen. Were playing three moves ahead. Look i actually appreciate the way that vin diesel has leaned into an and been like very publicly publican open about the way that he loves fantasy storytelling in dungeons dungeons and dragons. And how he looks at the fast and furious franchise as like an extended the campaign basically. I actually think all of that kind of the the ridiculous thought that he puts into all of that stuff. I think is actually is paying off in has paid off very well in those movies but to claim basically to claim ownership over somebody else's performance in the way that he did especially when there's so much simmering tension. There is just a step too far and apparently doing johnson thought so as well. So in a a new profile of dwayne johnson. And emily blunt. That just went up in the hollywood reporter today. They asked dwayne johnson what he thought about those comments from he said. I laughed and i laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And i'll leave it at that. And that i've wished them
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Announce Engagement
"No big story that's making the rounds today is about Shailene Woodley and Green Bay Packers estranged quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Who apparently hid their engagement for months and months. I thought they had only been together for months and months. I don't understand. I know what part of this was hidden. I love when people tell us something was hidden. She did a new interview, and she said that they kept the news between the two of them for as long as possible. Shailene Woodley talked to the Hollywood reporter and a cover story published today and said, when we announced that we were engaged We wanted to do that only because we didn't want someone else to do it before we did, And we didn't do it for months and months after we had become engaged, But the reaction to it was really a lot. And so we were like, let's just politely declined to talk about the relationship for a little while and live in our
Washington Post's Jeremy Barr Fails to Really Write About the Media
"What's wrong with you? How many times do I have to tell you, Jeremy? They get up here and set the table. Ma. Don't call me man. Get up here and by the way. It's late into the evening. I haven't showered yet, Jeremy. What the hell is wrong? But I'm working on a story, Ma No, Jeremy. Jeremy. Do what you're told. Jeremy Bar, everybody at the Washington compost. Very, very busy writing about the media. He doesn't really write about the media. If you were writing about the media right about his own employer, the Washington compost or maybe the so called competition, the New York Slimes. Or maybe how bastardize CNN has become the constipated news networker MSL Asti over. He's got so much to cover. The former Hollywood reporter. But nothing From Jeremy Bar Nobody's ever heard a Jeremy boy. I'm making the four famous. They always say, Mr Minister, don't reach down. You ever hear that phrase? I reached down I reach out by reach Siwa like Joe Biden bottom up inside out, middle fat out, left out right up. It doesn't matter. Almost never pick a fight, but I do reply. I think that's why like trump so much by the way.
Washington Post's Jeremy Barr Publishes an Incoherent Piece on Mark Levin
"Are they great? Relationship. With the top brass at Fox. I don't know. Uh, the Murdoch family. I did meet Mr Murdoch. He couldn't have been nicer and by the way, really smart. Um, really sharp. Suzanne Scott. Absolutely Bryant. Very decent, very kind really knows what she's doing. I go up and down the ladder. It is one of the senior people said there. I Don't cause them any problems. Of course I don't I do my job, Whether it's with West with one and cumulus here behind the microphone, whether it's with Blaze TV in the living T V show. Whether it's On Fox, Whether it's with Simon and Schuster in the book that I have coming out. Next week. I do my work. I do my job because what I care about is you the audience, but I'm not going to be muffled because Some clown at The Washington Post named Jeremy Bar used to write for the Hollywood reporter. Right, Very stupid, incoherent. Bizarre pieces like this. Now, based on the input that I heard from many of you. You actually liked this story because he paints me as this independent person who's not going to be silent. So he gets that right? But here's the thing. Excuse me. Nobody's trying to silence me. Nobody is trying to silence me. Not one point Maybe there was a little bit of this when I was campaigning for a friend of mine who was running for office. I think that's the only time maybe there's one other one with a different company that But unrelated to Fox. So there's no problem whatsoever.
Ellen DeGeneres Plans to End Her Talk Show in 2022
"TV host Ellen did generous is calling it quits. The Hollywood reporter says generous has decided to make the 19th season of the Ellen Show her final one. She let her staff know Yesterday she's scheduled to talk about her decision with Oprah Winfrey during her show tomorrow,
Ellen DeGeneres to End Her TV Talk Show Next Year
"Ellen DeGeneres is ending the TV talk show she has had since two thousand three I marches are a letter with the latest Ellen DeGeneres says her upcoming season will be her last the generous tells The Hollywood Reporter that as great and as fun as the show is it's just not a challenge anymore Nielsen data shows viewership of the Ellen DeGeneres show dropped by one point one million people this season she apologized in September after three producers left amid reports of a dysfunctional workplace involving racially insensitive remarks and sexual misconduct the last show will air in twenty twenty to
Ellen DeGeneres' Talk Show Ending After 19th Season
"Are you guys. Ellen tells the hollywood reporter that are upcoming nineteen season will be her last. She's also opening up against the allegations made against her. She says that it is not twice ending the show but admits it was really hurtful and quote a destroyed. Me honestly f-. I'd be lying if i said it didn't is leaving the right. Move for ellen. Right now i i think so. I feel like after everything that happened. With the show with the producers with people coming out and talking i feel like that's a that's just sort of a cloud that's hanging over that show now and her in particular and i feel like what what her show was. Which was this happy. Everything like people are now like on on by no matter how what happens. I feel like that's kind of always going to be the case from now on and look i love the show. I think she's done a fantastic job. I know twitch like he's you know But yeah i think at this point it's time to just bow out and go
Scott Rudin Says He Will 'Step Back' From Film Projects
"Upcoming projects after his former staffers accused him of abusive work. Police behavior routing first said over the weekend that he was stepping back from his Broadway endeavors. But today or yesterday. Added that he would also stop his work on other media as well. Ex employees first made their allegations against route into the Hollywood reporter earlier this month. I think this is probably a wise choice.
Scott Rudin to Step Back From Broadway Amid Bullying Reports
"Tony, An Oscar winning producer, Scott Rudin is reportedly taking a step back from his Broadway productions following a recent article in the Hollywood reporter outlining alleged abusive behavior in a toxic workplace environment. Jeff Lunden. Reports in an email routing, told The Washington Post that he would be stepping back from active involvement in his Broadway productions, effective immediately, saying he was quote taking steps that I should have taken years ago to address this behavior. Since the 19 nineties, Rudin has been one of the most active producers on Broadway and the article in the Hollywood reporter alleged incidents of violence towards his colleagues. Several unions released a statement last week on the need of a harassment free workplace in the arts without naming Ruden. When Broadway closed, Rudan had three shows running on Broadway. The Book of Mormon to Kill a Mockingbird and West Side Story for NPR News. I'm Jeff Lunden in New
Scott Rudin will 'step back' after allegations of bullying
"I'm Julie Walker amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday saying he is profoundly sorry and will step back from his theater work the powerful producer behind book of Mormon to kill a mockingbird West Side Story said in a statement after a period of reflection I've made the decision to step back from active participation on our Broadway productions even active immediately the move comes more than a week after the Hollywood reporter story on Ruben contained accounts of him throwing glass bowls staples and baked potatoes at former employees in his statement he did not deny the allegations he said I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior because two individuals and he's taking steps to address it Julie Walker New York
Sylvester Stallone Will Not Return for 'Creed III'
"Treat for you and Sylvester Stallone is not going to appear in the upcoming movie Creed three. This, according to the Hollywood reporter, and his rep confirmed to the Hollywood reporter that he's not going to be in the movie. No details about why Sly is not going to be in Creede three, but you know Moving on. He was in the previous two
Georgia's new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits
"Street with Bill Main Bizarre is adjourned Sonny down. And with that House Speaker David Ralston, calling the 2021 legislator legislative session to a close Georgia lawmakers agreeing to a budget for the new year that does restore money to K 12 education increases. The mental health funding also pays nursing home operators more Now even know with that there has been more fuss about the state sweeping new election law, which has already been signed into law. The chief executives of Delta Airlines and Coca Cola, now calling the law unacceptable. Also Tyler Perry, who owns the giant Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Is speaking out about the new lawyer. Perry is joining other metro Atlanta business leaders, including Delta's CEO and criticism of Georgia's new voting law, He told the Hollywood reporter the law is unconstitutional and called on the U. S. Department of Justice to investigate its validity. Ford versus Ferrari Director James Mangold tweeted that he would not direct a feature film in Georgia due to the new law. While some agree with Perry and others in the production industry about the boycott. Others see the danger and blocking business in the state. Bernice King, daughter of the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr tweeted that boycotting the state would disproportionately affect middle
Thomas Middleditch Accused of Sexual Misconduct at Now-Defunct L.A. Club
"Actor and comedian Thomas Middleditch is being accused of sexual miss contact at a now closed Got nightclub in Los Angeles in 2019. The Los Angeles Times yesterday published a report about the Hollywood club cloak and Dagger. Within which almost 10 women, including former staffers accused the co founders of the club of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct among members of the club, as well as its many music festivals. And among the accusations are those against middle ditch now a rep for Middleditch declined to request for comment to the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter also reached out for comment. And at this time He is not saying anything.
Justice League: A Tribute To Zack Snyder's Daughter
"May of two thousand seventeen. Snyder stepped away from the late stages of production and production. After his twenty year old daughter autumn took her own life and he told the hollywood reporter at the time in my mind. I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it but then he said the demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all consuming and in the last two months. I've come to the realization up decided to step back from the movie to be with my family. Be with my kids. You really need me. They are all having a hard time. I'm having a hard time and so the version of this film that we're watching right now. This four hour film dedicated autumn and the proceeds from this film are going to suicide prevention. Which is of course very important. 'cause and there's no reason to make light of any of that stuff i think it's it's actually kind of amazing and kind of beautiful. That zack snyder got a chance to make the movie that he really wanted to make. Despite enduring this horrifically tragic period in his life for his family so in that respect this is kind of miraculous that had
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"When when he was young his parents probably didn't even recognize the microaggressions right like. Oh yeah. they're after them to my parents. They don't get it. Yeah when the when the characters at the church people are saying you know doing weird things and being all weird and saying like it you know stopped me when i say a word in your language in your face is flat and things like that and it's like those are things. We call micro aggressions today but like to my parents at least when people did that kind of stuff. They didn't recognize those as microaggressions. Wow everyone so nice. You know what i mean. I think that this movie really captures it. Because when you're in that situation you're not worried about. Hey are these. People like micro aggressing me. You're like oh my gosh like you as the immigrant are struggling hoping you'll fit like if people are not nice. I agree with you guys first of all like those two microbial aggressions that you mention the word directed at kids. Not at the parents. And that monica is told that she's really cute. Which is like another way like white. People like to describe asian woman. There was like a whole hashtag about a year ago. But i think that one thing that like i really related to and tara mentioned this a little bit Is how well the parents were like. Set themselves apart from the white people that surrounded by. There's out early scene where they bring on the water definer and jacob's like we don't need us like like we're smarter than they are like rena how to figure this out and i think that was like an attitude that like was like at least like somewhat present in my family where we were here to become americans unlike partake in the american dream but at least like there are elements of my family where you also sort of like looked down on americans for all of stereo typical reasons like being lazy or for like being dumb or complacent or whatever or fat like the grandma says. I don't want to say it and so yeah like that sort of like idea that you want to like join america. Also you think like you might be like a little bit cleverer than say like the median. American like that. Is i think very much like an lake in immigrant. Way of thinking that like is really recognized. Feeling the little that we see of the of the white people in this town also just indicate like this is this is not a thriving area like not just paul and his troubles which are only sort of hinted at but also when david goes and stays over at a friend's house when obama's hospital that dad is not having a good a good life either. I mean when he shows his teeth and they are not looking great and he just tells the kid like tell your mother. I was here all night. We don't know where he was like. What was going great behind that story. That's what i will. Who had the farm before even right. He added on self so I think that's a great point in gu. But i i don't know i don't really like they could be separate. Yeah we're disagreeing. I think i agree with you but also like they're not necessarily like. Wow these people are so rude to us you know like yeah robin notice it. Yeah coping notice it. David from the movie will grow to be. You know david from the slash foam cast and point out the microaggressions but the parents can be completely oblivious. Just fine so All right. I think we can wrap it up there. This has been a delightful to chat with you in google. We really appreciate you. Joining us in. Gang is tv critic at the hollywood reporter checker workout in the criterion collection. As well as read her interview with english anywhere else people can find your stuff. I did a mini. Like podcast of about eight episodes or so. We're going to add more depan. Catholics called all about almodovar about the works of pedro almodovar. I am really proud. That podcast. I think we did a really good job looking at like a lot of the very often recurring elements of a master director. So if you like movies checking it out. No one who listens to this legs move so you're barking all right. Got to ask you start to put you on the spot but like favorite almodovar film like if somebody has no idea who is T tell me what movie should watch to fall in love with al over. What would you say. Although i mother oh mother got it all right..
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Day to be in the house of the lord beer with it's for the first time please stand family. Glad you're here daddy. Look that new. Far he draws. Thanks good things. Try new goods snobbish. Fan like grandma. Canada total annual. Gook gray must that was from the trailer for minority. The new film by director lee isaac. Chung i'm going to be the plot summary for minority from quote. A korean family starts a farm in nineteen eighty s. Arkansas and quote joining us today for our review of minority. She is the tv critic at the hollywood reporter. She also wrote the essay that can be found in every criterion edition of the best picture award winning film parasite in gang. Welcome back this. I guess ingo. How's it going today. High relief happy to the represented that for apparently all things korean content. we're good. We're honored that you would choose us to be representative and yeah. I was so impressed and amazed that you got the opportunity to Write essay for the criterion collection. Addition of parasite. Like you know there's very few people. I have actually interact. I know people like via twitter. But there's very few people have actually interacted with that have written one of those things. How do you approach something like that when you get that assignment. How do you even start writing. An essay about paris. Knows going to be in. Yeah for time in the united nations syrian annals of history I think i was very lucky in that. I didn't fully know the big deal. It was you guys talk about it. And it's like referential way. Like i wanna go back now. Unlike reread the as a teacher and holds up. I will say one thing. I think that like i was able to. I was very lucky to be able to write the essay after like all of the scores had passed and so it was really great opportunity to look back. Nc what my thoughts really were after reading something like two hundred takes on it and then I don't know we're working really hard online. Turning the criterion c two k. Also so we've been really all right. Well good luck on that and also this as available online right notes from the underground so willing to vote in the show notes but checkout in gu's essay and obviously she's doing great work over at the hollywood reporter as well. Were so grateful that you join us to discuss minority today. Which as of right now is a golden globe winning film A occasionally dubious distinction. That said was great to see it win last night on the golden globes curious your overall thoughts on minority in goo. You know. it's such a unlikely awards contender in so many ways. That of course. It's there's like all of these problematic details of how it's being recognized or how it's being awarded obviously like the most the most obvious example of that being that it won the globe for best international language film for best foreign language film. I believe oh yes i think. I've seen approximately two hundred thousand tweets saying that english had no sarah the. Us has no official language. I'm so i understand where all of the stuff is coming from. If i'm looking at the film in its totality it's so unlikely that it was made The performances are not super awards. Friendly it my opinion And it's a type of story that i think is in many ways like a pretty hard sell for who relieve for an industry that really is addicted to like these big showy performances and decide big Kinda dumb points being made. And so. I'm just really glad it's really sticking in there with its awards Chances and i think what you're seeing is typically an awards movie is very bombastic or very overt and occasionally clunky in terms of the social or political points. That's making and this movie is none of those. Things is is very subtle across all areas. Yes yeah. I think that's exactly the point i was trying to make. That was sad much better. You should have written the parasite. Fa number one at for this movie is restrained right. It has sort of a epic ranger at the core of it. It's an extremely restrained film. And so. I'm really glad that a story like this is getting the opportunity to fight tooth and nail like in a very weird award season and did i think i agree with that deriving your hardware your overall thoughts on monari. Oh yeah. I was blown away by this film and i think mainly because of its subtlety and just how quiet it is and you know we can talk about the ending. I think it certainly hammers home. Certain points By the end. But i love this film as a story of immigrant family just chasing the american dream and just how difficult. That isn't how alienating that is. I felt really connected to the family. It reminded me of what it was like. You know for me as a kid With my family. Like moving from south america to hartford connecticut. Everybody's favorite state capital. It's the place that would be logical to move to. If you were coming from south south america right zia most important to the basketball hall of fame or something no. That's springfield springfield. Yeah that's right outside. Springfield that was on the highway. To david is a college. Actually i pass that all the time. Harford is not known for anything but anyway it was really weird. Causer positive for a moment because i think it is. Yeah yeah like. I'm in my family's and immigrant is an immigrant family as well Ingram not sure of yours is tara not sure of yours is. I'm an immigrant. I just immigrated this year. Yeah so but the thing the thing that's kind of interesting is like to reflect back on it. It's it's not until you get older that you realize wait. Why did my parents choose. And and it's just like well. I guess like rural arkansas would be just as logical as like hartford connecticut or we have up..
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
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"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Where he was saying like it. Is there in far greater danger than we understand which is like a couple of studios and a couple of star. Say yeah. i'm not playing this. And then the avalanche like we're much closer to the end of the golden globes than we are the beginning most likely that's true. I honestly all of the institutions that we thought were. Sacrosanct are not as strong as we thought. Chris harrison is not going to be hosting the bachelor after the final rose. This year guys like anything can happen. I mean you know a right wing. Extremists can assault the capital and chris. Harrison cannot be hosting the bachelor society's crumbling of its very core is really to me. These are more magnitude and it shows that nothing is certain nothing. Gold can stay You know literally in this case But yeah i think I it'll be interesting to see how this plays and let me just also point out. I would not even be talking about the golden globes if the broadcast was not such a disaster like it was just like oh blah normal. Show i don't think i would mention it or it would be like a three sentence mentioned but because it was such a transcended the category because of how bad it was and therefore i felt. Were worth mentioning. It was an excruciating experience of almost unbearable length. And you lift every second of it and my body recoil that every moment of it so shout to the golden globes. Yeah is exactly who needs this or saul revival right like last night's golden. It truly was awful and by and the only reason i actually watched it. By the way i should point out is because One of the members of my cova bubble. Those who listen to podcasts. No we're in a cova bubble with one other person. We see each other. No one else. she Had a what do you call it. br bracket. What's the right word. The pool like they. They had a little pool where they're like going for the You know placing bets on the winners and stuff like that and so she really wanted to see who won and you know it was a bubbling just to get away from there. You know i was. I was like can we. Please watch allen pharaoh. Hbo max instead basically. That's how i really wanted to not watch the golden globes anymore. Make you feel good and is i don't know about that but i wanted to watch something less depressing than the golden globes anyway. Those are some thoughts on the golden globes may the recipes..
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"I will say one of the things which is despite the the. The evening was not only technological catastrophe but also a ratings disaster. I think it was like round. Five million people watched that the the broadcast. Like there's like. Yeah you know. I've had youtube videos. Scratch that number. You know like it's just it's just not very very good It's it's rough and so on the one hand. I'm actually glad that it didn't go well because it's like it should serve as a warning to never do anything like this again. I also think that It was nice to see Lee isaac chung director monari and chloe. Zhao win in their respective categories land. One closure won for best director again the awards artistically bankrupt and mean absolutely nothing but it means that khloe shower got have some screen time and be celebrated as a asian woman director which is not something. I think that has ever happened before. It's not in my lifetime. And so she was the woman of color ever to win a golden globe for director. So that's i guess not nothing. The awards are completely meaningless but the fact that she got to have a facetime you know on the show and give a speech and everything like that. That's lovely and so. I am grateful to the show for that. We're living out here like you keep saying. The words are meaningless. I i want to the great l. a. times you know report about the inner workings of the hollywood foreign press association of like. Yeah this is a cadre of. It's an all-white group of people from random publications all over the world who have basically come up with this weird system to just Con very nice getaways. You know from people who all about a lot of perks for them. I think it really does explain the allow. The just bury random choices we see that papa per nominations for the golden quote. Bright blake a moving body. And there's hardly any of them. There's like forty something that's like the thing. That's what's really weird here. I just wanna quit like more. People have stopped more. People have stopped listening to the slash podcast since the since hitting play on this episode. Then vote in the age of Go ahead i just want to say. I'm shocked that c is movie music. Which the movie is called music which is about a girl. I believe like discovering the world through music. I have not seen it yet. But everything i've seen about. This movie is just like it. It is torture and they abyss rate the film so it is astounding to see like that. Show up in in a best picture nomination for anything. Yeah it looks like a simple jack the movie from tropic thunder the fake movie that That or it's like it's like a very kind of hollywood version of Autism and And has been criticized You know extremely heavily so but so yes the la times work on the fbi and their corruption is something that should be acknowledged happening right. Nothing will stop them at this. Also they are. They are notoriously corrupt. Like the thing is yes the la times. Yes great piece but also in two thousand eleven. Ricky survey said the following from stage. He says i'd like to crush this ridiculous rumor that the only reason tourists was nominated with so that the foreign press could hang out with johnny depp and angelina jolie not the only reason they also accepted bribes and quote. I mean this is an organization where it's it's re it's been made fun of how corrupt they are. So i'm asking what do we. What do we do about it guys like. We're sitting around that we're talking about this award show. You sat and watched it. Dave and it's just like what do we do to stop this insanity or does it not matter does he like residual benefit of chloe's al getting a known award make up for it. Well yeah i again. I just consider it a more well. Two components number one as a marketing exercise for the award circuit. And like you know people things that do well at the golden globes can be described as having like momentum really comes down to the fact that they've tv license right and they they're broadcast on nbc. And that's why it's a bigger deal than let's say the independent spirit awards but and then the second thing is like as a television event right like what is it like to watch the like. How is it enjoyable as a broadcast. And i think just the last year i feel like has shown us that the the whole concept of award shows need retooling completely like such an odd thing award shows in general right is basically. We're gonna watch these people. Thank each other and and talk about how good each other are. The vast majority of the night is spent with people giving speeches looking really harried. And flummoxed listing off names. You have no idea who these people are. That's like that's the majority of the time spent watching these shows. It's very tara you have fallen out of love with the war. Chose what tell me about that why you used to watch them. Used to be related to them and you no longer. What's up with that. Yeah i used to be really really into awards. I used to have a website called fame tracker where we blake went. Hard for especially oscars. But you know all of the awards did a lot of coverage of them and then One year and i don't even remember what year it was. I just did not watch the oscars and i never have watched an award show. Sensors fell out of the habit of it. But true like like davinder said Or you whichever. One of you brought up a bribe. The bribe comment like it's. It's a known fact like the jeff. Pa is basically like the of the entertainment world like it's notoriously corrupt. This has been known. And the you know the story that came out this year of like oh yeah and also there is not one black member in the entire organization on top of everything else. We already know about why. It's bad is like yet another stain. So you know defunding the h f. Pa in having have an award show that gets broadcast on tv. Like you know it. It is true that getting one can really boost a filmmakers career. And i certainly hope that it does chloe zhao. And the isaac. John john you know other people who would other by wise be underdogs like. That's that's a huge deal for someone who is up and coming in their career because it does mean something when you go into a meeting to be able to say. I want a golden globe like however little. It means like it's still yeah. It's still a credit that that could help get your next movie made like. That's not nothing but should it be probably not you know like what people saying. Just tear the whole thing down running scratch one of the one of the winners in their acceptance speech especially this year just to be like all a charade and i reject this award and everybody who participates in this or something like that. It needs like someone powerful to to say like. I'm not going to go next year. You know or i don't. It doesn't matter. If i'm nominated for tina fey and amy poehler to say we're not going to host it anymore because it's bad you know and i saw i saw a mark harris tweeting about this recently..
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"All right. Let's get to what we've been watching this week. And this week we gotta talk about the golden globes guys. Now must i am. I have absolutely no respect for the golden globes as an institution or an artistic endeavor. Like i think the i refuse to take the actual awards who received them seriously at all. But you did watch the whole thing and created a twitter spaces after i saw. It's true i did want out there because it is interesting. It is interesting as a marketing exercise and like people say like oh the Golden globes impact the academy awards and then like if a movie wins an academy award than that can drive box office so it actually does theoretically have indirect consequences so i watched most of the awards The golden globes and this was a catastrophe on a scale that i have rarely seen on broadcast television before now. I had the emmys few months ago and i actually thought it was mildly enjoyable. Tara you you watch the. Us emeals okay. You don't want okay. So the emmys were actually mildly enjoyable. The head this fun thing where they like for every category they would drive in emmy out to the contestants house in in their wearing like a biohazard suit. And like then. If you got the emmy than the person would handed to you and if you didn't they would just like abscond and drive away and that's kind of it's kind of fun like really added a little bit of a a edge to it with the golden globes. I mean the best summary of this event was written by rachel handler over at vulture. She wrote an article that is just absolutely brilliant. Called the golden globes. Were an edge of your seat psychological thriller and i basically want to read the article. You're not going to do that. But i read a paragraph or two. Because it's so amazing this article that you wrote but the problem started right from the beginning here a read this paragraph he says quote the share. The sense of sheer lawlessness began almost immediately when winner. Daniel columbia began giving a speech on mute as someone's sucked in his breath and said ooh i wish i could hear him Presenter laura dern who's long partnership with david lynch has taught her how to thrive in the midst of phantasmagoric placed her glasses calmly on top of her eyes and said as you can see we have a bad connection only for khalil to pop back in looking vaguely insulted. You did me dirty. He said implying that the we who sasha baron cohen later described almost entirely accurately as all white might have added alpha room that moment established the most important components of any good thriller a motive and a villain and it soon became clear that this villain had many more tricks up its sleeve namely public psychological torture before each category was announced the nominees were forced into smaller. Zoom breakout rooms to make small talk amongst themselves being filmed than broadcast around the world. Creating a rapidly disintegrating illusion of intimacy upon the global stage. Now only was part of the show never explained or directly referred to it didn't even occur during the actual show just during the lead in the commercial breaks. We couldn't even really make out what the celebrities nervously chatted about. We could only viscerally experience. Their horror and dysfunction quote. So let me let me describe it like just explain what's happening right. What happened was most of the people. Were in zoom to the show via zoom and there were staying at home so the biggest pleasure of the golden globes. The sierra is. You're getting to see celebrities living rooms and that's interesting right. But aside from that what they would do is they. Were basically put these people in rooms and allow them to interact with each other and then during the lead out to commercial it would cut to zoom chats to the no contact is just be like. Okay here's what they're talking about you. Have you have no idea what they're saying what they're talking about they're hanging out. Maybe talking about someone's can and just like literally you're randomly dropped into this conversation before you go to commercial. It was the most disorienting and you feel bad for these people. You feel better by celebrities because it's like It's clear that they don't understand that they're being broadcast random times. I you know. I when we do the podcast. We have a video team behind us. Because we're rely street now. Our video team knows how to manage that stuff. You know like fate faded. Like when you're bringing in the new scene or something it seems like there is yeah i guess. Lawlessness is the best word just insanity going on here. A couple of other things about the show to to mentioned right one is that it's painful when you're watching an award show and they start playing people off right like it's just like ooh that's awkward like i would. It's it's tough enough to get on the stage in front of thousands of people and give a speech thousand people let alone win. An orchestra comes in and starts playing. It's just like wow. I can't imagine what ever you feel about that. Emotion right whatever you feel about that situation and how uncomfortable and awkward and painful it is that feeling is multiplied ten x when the person is on zoom and. They're playing them off while they're on soon. It's just like you're watching gillian anderson. Give a speech and then literally. While she's on zoom they start blasting orchestral music. It's just like wow. This is so so painful so painful.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"I think like between the three of us five minutes brainstorming could get them a better day p plus the one the one the ones coming in else just reveal. This is the one that the most people that i am social media or rely friends with are the most excited about is the reunion of the first. The very first season of mtv's the real world which is only be called the real world homecoming colon new york where they're bringing at that original cast back together in the original loft in soho for a limited series of six or seven episodes. What what excites you about this tara. I'm in gen-x. This is my show tv back the back of ideas. Yeah yeah the original series aired and was filmed in one thousand nine hundred two and so it like basically kicked off the reality tv genre and when you watch it now which i did last weekend all thirteen episodes because they are so short and they are on paramount. Plus if you subscribe you can watch them to No one knew what they were doing. Including the producers in some cases they disol- seem so innocent. No one is jaded to the forms are the tropes the reality. Tv acting styles that we are all so sick of in your to now and so it just really seems like a different kind of animal and so i will reveal. I've seen the premiere of the revival and so they are obviously a little more polished now because it's impossible not to be but it's still really interesting to see where they are in life now and like of what their agendas are coming back into this like what they wanna get out of it and so that premiers this week it's comes on thursday so that's the real world homecoming your world. Dave i did not. I have never watched the show. It was it. Was there like living review by the way tara heart. I'm definitely old and crotchety but no existed. We were teenagers when the real world was happening and spinning up. Maybe not ninety two. But the late nineties and i remember just being like that was a show that really made me wanna think i cannot wait until i grow up and be the and just deal with these weird things that everybody's doing like really that's the one that opened me up to like a adult of i guess ways yeah easter marathon them all the time like there. Were there weekends where they would just start at the beginning and just like air them. All of the seasons like back to back to back to mac so couple of other announcements The are coming to paramount. Plus one is. I think you you may have mentioned the fraser river in case holding that does carve out some time to this because Tremendous amazing news. you know. it's yes was the one that's been teasing this for. I feel like at least over a year like they've been dancing around this one for a long long time and now it's finally actually happening and frazier show. I enjoyed tara. I'm aware of your love. The show devendra. It's as well absolutely love and it's also it is the show that is just on at night in my house as we go to bed like it is a perfect like winedown show. It's never too. It's never too stressful. I love the characters. I love the writing very sweet. Like i just love everything about it is so comforting so to have a revival. You know i'm worried about what will happen. But i'm excited because i want to see these folks back no matter what you think of kelsey grammar. Because i've learned over time. He's not that great. But i love the characters. Yeah the other thing that i want to mention. we're actually You wanted to mention the avatars while right. Oh man yeah this is. This is wild. What is happening. Because there's so much drama behind this. I don't know if we talked about this. But the the avatar. The last air bender adaptation that's going to net flicks the original creators the show bounced like that project Believe it was earlier this year because they could not like latch onto what they were doing to What netflix was doing creatively like it just was not the show they were trying to make and there were rumors going around that they were trying. Make it more mature because it's initially it's a show about kids with special air bending powers and they just were not down with it so they left. And now they're forming the thing. That's just going to be dedicated to producing stuff for this universe it's astounding because i think if there's any franchise that has the potential to be a star wars or something right. It is avatar and we are watching them. Construct lucasfilm in real time. And i'm very excited about this. Because air bender fantastic alleged. Cora incredible show and they announced that they they are going to be working on eight theatrical movie. That's going to be coming soon at the ethical feature films so it is exciting. Because i was worried about the netflix thing. Being like oh my god yet. Another crappy live action adaptation of this wonderful property. And i love the. It'll have a chance to live and breathe. They'll have short-form stuff. They'll have tv shows there. It's so rich like they can do so much with this world. And i can imagine like these the craters who made this thing that is so especially like now that avatar inquiry have been on that flicks has like been. It's more popular. It's in the zeitgeist. People are into it. I am so happy for them. I really want them to like be able to make their own thing on their terms. So yeah that's exciting like this at the fact that it's happening here means potentially crossover with frazier. Oh yeah yeah yeah we kind of do you think frazier is like what elemental bender. Do you think he is higher. Fire bender he's not fiery enough. But i mean let's bender to. He's on the radio right. he's like. I would love to see him because jay. I don't know if you realize the stave cast of these shows is insane and j. k. Simmons is a major character of of cora. He's the son of egg. And i can just imagine a bud. Have a tour episode with bill j. k. simmons and kelsey grammer. Come on give it to me. That will happen. they'll be fun. Yeah so the the news by the way just Put a put a fine point on it is that Nickelodeon will launch a new production studio dedicated to expanding the avatar universe. Yeah so you think this is going to be the next lucasfilm. We will see if that comes to pass. And i hope so because i also podcast it about legend of cora. Airing nicholson did not treat that. Show very well like they push that name to the internet. They didn't know how to market it so it is funny. How things have come back around. And i think the network and paramount realized like. Oh this is hot. We should really do something with this now. And not let net flicks ticket and ruin it. yeah not after. What am night right The other announcement that is relevant is there was a lot of questions. I think about what paramount plus with due to paramount films That were destined for theaters. This last year it did in fact sell some films to streamers right I think i want to say love was a paramount movie right that's sold and became streaming on netflixif. And so there's a question of like okay. Like are they going to pull a warner brothers slash. Hbo max and make movies like top gun or quiet place to or mission impossible seven available.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Film. I am david. Chen and pro tips. Usually when you're watching someone green cow's urine. it's illegal joining me. Today is devendra. My breakfast drink was crab juice joining us. Also today she is a co host on the extra hot great podcast tara. Tara how some mountain water. Let's drink that. We all went drinks. We over the mountain dew with well hopefully do of course. Those are all references to the movie that we're going to be reviewing later today on this podcast minority featuring in gook came from the hollywood reporter so look forward to that discussion but of course the question. You're probably asking at this. Very moment is what have you done to jeff cannata and the answer is sadly the nope that's not true. Don't don't Get people confused are absorbed his powers. Jeff cannata is sadly out this week. He had to go in for sudden and abrupt surgery which are are terms. You do not want associated with surgery but he is doing fine. Here's what i'm authorized to share with you about jeff's condition. He said that he had a granular loma on vocal chords. That had to be removed. You might have heard his voice. Cutting out a little bit on previous episodes. It was preventing his courts from closing together. Which is required to make certain sounds so he originally had the surgery schedule. A little bit later had move up a little bit Do exigent circumstances but he is recovering really well He's doing great. Feel free to wish him. Well if you're listening to this And we are very hopeful that he'll be back and sharing his lyrics and other observations with us. Yeah in no time flat. So i'm sure i'm sure he'd appreciate some bank pepe cameo orders at some point right. Gotta use as well cords again. Yeah maybe like we. We had a couple of weeks before you the cameras but but other than and i feel. Feel free to wish him. Well tweeted him at jeff canal. Two ends won t. We really miss him. We really are worried about him But as far as i understand he's doing just fine. He's recovering well so I am excited to welcome back to the podcast. In the meantime we have on the podcast today. Literally one of the most knowledgeable people about television on the planet. A tara ariana. I'm so excited to have her join us to Navigate us through the first part of this episode as well as the after dark this week which you can support by going to patriot. Dot com slash. Podcast where you can sign up for ad. Free episodes in exclusive darks Again that's patriot dot com slash film. Podcast thanks to everyone who supporting us there But let's get into the show. We're going to be discussing Some paramount plus news We got golden globe stuff. We want to talk about some what we watching. We're talk about weekly plugs. And then we're going to conclude with our minority review. You can find more episodes of the show at slash podcast dot com email us at slash podcast at jamila com..
Malia Obama Will Reportedly Join The Writing Team For New Donald Glover Show
"Former first daughter. Malia obama just landed a cool new gig writing gig me who's twenty. Two has reported joined the writers room for a potential series that donald glover is producing for amazon. Okay donald the hollywood reporter says me was recruited for the show which is supposed to be about beyond say type. public figure. Molina is set to graduate from harvard this year.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The giant announcement, Disney decided that they were going to drop the actress Gina Carano. They decide they're gonna drop her from the man DeLorean because she's conservative. It is that simple, and it's not because she did anything that is truly terribly offensive to anybody. It's not because she made a comparison to Nazi Germany, because let's be frank about this. People on the left make comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany all the damn time. It is perfectly clear. They were looking for an excuse to can her because she's conservative. In fact, the Hollywood reporter said yesterday that they were looking to can her for months because she is conservative, according to the Hollywood reporter. On Wednesday. The hashtag fire Gina Carano was trending following an instagram post from the outspoken conservative actor and former mixed martial artist that was met with severe a backlash. The Post has since been deleted, but screen shots were widely shared by users on social media, who called for her firing from the hit Disney Plus Star Wars show. According to a source with knowledge of Lucas films thinking, they told the Hollywood reporter they have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months. Today was the final straw. Why, well because, after the election, she tweeted that voter fraud should be combated with voter I, D, which they mainstream conservative position. And because she had tweeted that people Essentially wearing masks over their eyes because they don't want to see the truth, which again fairly mainstream conservative position. The other day, she put it on Instagram post, the main point of which was that liberals needed to see that if they treated conservatives as another that has a dangerous ending. As I said on the show, not a big fan of Holocaust analogies generally. But the general point she's making. It was certainly not answers. Medic in any way. Certainly not anti Semitic in any way. In fact, she was saying, to avoid the evils of the future. You have to stop acting evil in the president. That was the main point. I don't act like people who are going to cancel your neighbors because you don't know where that's going to end. So Disney plus canceled her Is it? Just cancel her again. It has nothing to do with the quarter quote inappropriateness of the Holocaust analogy. Star of the man DeLorean, Pedro Pascal tweeted out in 2018. Comparing America's treatment of migrant Children to the Holocaust. He did so using a picture that was not of migrant Children at the American border. There's a picture Of Palestinian Children from 2010 at some sort of water and food bank, and he said Hashtag. This is America. And then he said Germany 1944. It's a picture of Jewish Children in the Holocaust. America 2018. The picture isn't even from America, and it wasn't in 2018 nothing. Nothing. Why? Because Pedro Pascal has the correct welcome point of view. It's that simple. So According to Hollywood reporter Lucas Film Disney. They're looking to dump her for months because she's outspokenly conservative. They found an excuse and they dumped her. Here's the thing. We here at the Daily wire. Do not stand for this kind of all We do not stand for this. And so yesterday. In the immediate aftermath of the decision by Disney and And Lucas film to dump Gina. Called Gina. We talked And we decided that daily wires next film will be starring and produced by Gina Carano. It could not be more excited to work with Gina More of this in a second. Why exactly would you be giving big tech access your data? People don't like you very much. They want to use that data to both monetize and also to use against you. Possibly. So why not protect your data with express VPN See every device, whether you're on your phone, laptop or TV has unique string of numbers called an I P address when he searched for stuff, watch videos or even click a link. Big tech companies can use that I p to track all your activity and then tie it back to you. When I use Express VPN. My connection gets rerouted through their secure encrypted servers. So these companies can't see my I P address at all. My Internet activity becomes anonymous by network data is encrypted..
Movie Review: 'Sound of Metal'
"Of Metal recently came out on Amazon Prime and the movie follows a heavy metal drummer played by Reza Med, who begins to lose his hearing. Your hearing is deteriorating rapidly. We'll come back to Lin Liu. We just keep going. Okay? No blue. No play tomorrow. See what it's like. Okay, I'm gonna be like a click track. You complain to me. Don't understand your fast responsibility. Something here. I can't hear you. You understand me? I can't adapt. Jacqueline. What did you think of the sound of metal? While the sound of metal is another film that was part of this sort of strange festival season of last year, and I actually got to catch it at the Toronto Film Festival two years ago, I guess now, but now it's coming out on Amazon. It started drizzling mezuzah drummer losing his hearing, and what's really interesting about this film is this is not somebody who had this Big aspirations in life. This was a man who just wanted to be a drummer in a band and this disability coming upon him late in life really changes everything around him. It changes his relationships. It changes what he may be wants to do with the rest of his life and In the center of it. What's interesting is his willfulness. I will say for how he doesn't want to face the reality of what is happening to him and how he looks to sort of bargain and beg his way into a different situation. And it isn't until he comes across an advisor at a camp that he goes to learn American sign language and sort of Learned how to live this new existence with a disability where he really sort of embrace is who he is. It has some really interesting sound cues in it. I think it is my Hands down pick for best sound this year because of the way they use it in the storytelling just sort of tell the story of his diminished hearing and also essentially how he's listening in and out of his life and Really incredible performance by Rizal Med. Also Olivia Cooke and Paul racy who's actually a coda. He is the child of death or hearing impaired parents. And he knows American sign language a character actor from several years and he is getting a ton of praise for his performance in this one, which I'm so happy to see. Sort of like a journeymen have his His moment. It harkens me back to sort of Robert Forester with Jackie Brown and sort of that, So it's a really incredible thing. And what are we hearing about resume that's performance. Yeah, and risen mad. They're definitely talking best actor for him. He recently came out on the cover. I think it was ah, variety of Hollywood reporter where he was saying, You know, he's had to play these roles that he didn't want to do any more, He said. I'm done playing terrorists. I want Have an opportunity to have three dimensional characters and so to see a South Asian British person played this role where that is a part of the character but all of the character and seeing him Really struggle with the realities of this disability is really incredible and visceral is one of the best male performances of this year. It is just a shame that it goes. It begins so many performances that are going to be hard to be most particularly Chadwick Boseman and lead actor performance of Murray's black bottom, but I think he's going to give him a run for his money, even in a posthumous awards campaign. We
‘Game of Thrones’ Animated Series in Early Development at HBO Max
"Game of Thrones? The cartoon may soon be on the way, the Hollywood reporter says HBO. Max is in the early stages of developing an animated spinoff of the hit show. No confirmation from HBO. But network meetings with writers are reportedly underway Last week, Fans found out George R. R. Martin's game of Thrones prequel. Tales of Duncan Egg is in early development in HBO. A separate 10 episode prequel House of Dragon is scheduled to debut next year. Ever. Rodriguez CBS News
"Wonder Woman" Earns $16 Million At B.O.
"Woman, 1984. Came out over the weekend, the best box office debut since the start of the Corona virus pandemic, according to the Hollywood Reporter of Wonder Woman, 1984, starring Gal Cadeau earned roughly $16.7 million this weekend, and that's not counting The HBO. Max Buy's Now, Abdul, You've seen this movie? Yes, we're not going to pull the T k w spoil it for people. But I've seen a lot of reviews online off people saying, Yeah, the first one was okay. But this one Well, what they what they tried to do, in my opinion is kind of developed. The the first movie was like No, it's It's new. It's clear from this all action suspense. You really had to have a whole lot of time for character development. And so they tried to do it a little bit more. And the second one, which was which was okay. I mean, I liked it. I enjoy to feel like I walked in. And because here's my thing for a good movie. Did you go to the theater? Did you watch it on HBO? Max? What? To the theater? Okay, Because I don't need to. I need a big screen and I'm accident. All the other all that other stuff. And so I could tell how good a movie is about How many times I looked at my watch? Because if I look at my watch about our into it, it's like, OK, everybody gets one time. But then, like the second or third time was like, okay, I need to leave now. Did not look at my watch One time that it was Okay. I thought Shut up. God, kiddo, did fine. Up. Pablo Pascal did find is the Maxwell Lord through the technically the bad guy who, by the way, is not modeled after Donald Trump. He's mild after a bad guy actually in the comic book. Now I thought Kristen wig was the bad. Well, there's kind of too bad people because Kristen Wig who played the character Cheetah Who was actually a pretty good like said overall, I thought the movie was fine. Um, would I pay full price? I Max? Probably not. But what I go like regular matinee. Sure.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on The New School with Christine Hong
"Judge those I guess he just wanted to see how dynamic I could be on camera when I'm delivering these more scripted lines that I've written myself and. Feel like you're improving yeah! I feel like a looks easy and doing is hard. Basically. Yeah, it is I mean it is definitely hard when you kind of have to shut out everyone else around you because those red carpets are just so much stimuli coming in from everywhere because there are other reporters there. They're like people. Take himself his on their carpet. Like allowed photographers, and just like publicist, running around, you can't do just have to shut it out and again. It's like that public speaking. You can't think that everyone's watching me or everyone's waiting for me to fail. You're wanting their own thing. I do my own thing this job. Let's it out. The job, yeah, that's how I ended up. Getting a chance to report at the war, chose junkets like record bits, and yeah, at the next Ryan seacrest so I got that in September twenty thirteen, but here's what happened so in January, two, thousand, fourteen I'm still freelancing, really working my butt off like trying to say yes, to every single GIG that becomes even though I was starting with MSA reporter. I had no way of knowing how many events. Events they would have per month like how many times they would need me specifically, I didn't know when my next paycheck was gonna come in and I was just emitting a lot to like non union projects. Because I wasn't in the Union at the time, I submitted you like nonunion like print ads and commercials, and plus than I had the attention to devote to like self submitting for projects to and then in January. I remember January twenty fourteen. For later, basically, then I saw a casting call for Disney channel movie surfers. Oh. Yeah, I was just like wait I. Remember this because when I was twelve years. I went to Disneyland with my family, and we came off of pirates of the Caribbean the ride into a gift shop, and we just saw on TV there was this one movie surfer who is Asian American sitting across from Johnny Dab like around my age interviewing him and I was like Hey, if Disney's open to putting a face like mine on camera, then why not mine what ended up? Happening was with dizzying then I saw that breakdown come through on La, casting and I remember I just. was like well. My agents probably submitted me to this, too, but I am going to go and. Google the casting director on this laurie records and Google her I found her website I found her email, and I just pitched myself and I had my linked to the channel on news real and I just saw the breakdown forecasting they were looking for a young Maria, Menounos or young Ryan seacrest, and I was just like. Hey, you're young writes Chris Young Asian Maria. Maria Menounos I'm here. They had said they need someone who can improv and think on their feet and also someone who can memorize a lot of copy because disease very particular about what you can and can't say on camera, and how they want to represent their projects, and so she's like. Yeah, we need someone who's not only an actor who can recite stuff. Is someone who can be more spontaneous and also think like a producer to a degree, and like yeah, that's me and I sent this email, and then I really I honestly I prayed for. Five minutes. And it's like off. This is where I'm meant to be. Please show me a sign and I trust you. I'm an ten minutes after email. Yeah and she's just like I would love to me. You first thing. Monday and it was a Friday when I sent her that email, and then I remember immediately after that I got a call from CCTV's saying. Hey, we have to do like a set visit to castle. The TV show on Monday are free as like I'm so sorry I'm not free for that. And then I get a call from commercial that was shooting like all throughout La like in Pacific palisades. Santa Monica like Runyon Canyon and they're just like oh we want. Want to book you for an all day shoot and it was a good amount of money where I almost was just like. I can't say no to this already said no to CICI TV and like this shoot just sounds like so much fun, so I told them also very honestly I said. Hey I have this really big interview. I have to do this audition on. Monday, but I also want to work on your project. Is there any way we could find compromise? And thankfully the producer was so nice he was just like. Where's your audition? I'll just make sure to structure our schedule. So when we're in Hollywood shooting, I was just like I would have never ever ever gone that treatment at NBC, and this is why I'm making the right decisions in my life, because yeah NBC I'd have to be forsaking my lunch to go on this audition and no one would care. No one would be so supportive and encouraging I remember. That was such a good day because I went under shoot, and it turns out one of the other actors on that shoot. He heard me rehearsing my lines in the car for the Disney surfers audition and he was like. Hey, are you going in Disney channel movie surfers because I just went into that earlier last week and let me tell you everything you need to know and. What did he say? He was just like so Laurie when you get there, she's either going to ask you to interview her. Pretending to be Johnny Depp or interview her about her own life as I almost talking about themselves, and I want to hear more about her life and casting, so I googled her some more and saw celebrating her twenty year anniversary of casting so when I'm in that room with her. I just opened with Oh. Hi, we're here with Laurie records. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary casting in La. Is that sure? Yeah, and then immediately she's like. Oh, my Gosh! Like what has it been twenty years oh? Wow, you've really done your research and so if anything I think just in life, it's good to be honest and to do your research and I still remember when I was twelve years old, and I saw that segment of Disney movie surfers, and there was no google back then so I, just I think I went on Yahoo answers and I searched how to the Disney channel movie surfer so full circle twelve you league literally search on your hands is hobby. Does each movie surfer and then you got the GIG? Meetings Casting. You emailed her. Yeah, you military and they're like pitched myself directly on your agents amid you. Didn't you didn't get any the agent you? How to some yourself exactly corresponded with me, and so the agents did some at me, so she did go through my agents when she was communicating from there on out, but was so she would email me specifically like I. Remember I auditioned in January I wasn't hearing back in February. Every single morning is waking up on pins and needles like not sure of what to expect you and so impatient, and then I remember in like mid February. She emailed me directly and she was like. Hey, we're having a hard time finding potential male hosts because. Because we have our like selects for the females, and you're in our top five, so please just stay on hold like we'll probably get a call back in March and I. Don't remember if I heard anything March. She did keep me posted throughout where she was like. Yeah, you know still checking in like you know. They really WANNA shoot some segments soon, but we do need you to go to the next call round, and then I, check my email, and then I see I have that callback for movie surfers and they just had for the callback. They gave me like twenty questions to memorize and guide the interview such in the room. WHO WE'RE GONNA I'm so cute. It was really. Really Cool 'cause they wanted all of us who are auditioning for the Gig to just interview one of the current movie surfers about visit she had done and like contract with her, and be free and fun in the moment, and here's a lesson. That I've learned from my mom where we love watching the Winter Olympics and we love watching figure skaters do what they do, and my mom is always just like. Oh, you see the ones who are just living the joy of performing and doing what they love fully, and if they mess up if they trip if they stumble, then.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Is the phone number Dan Feinberg is a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter you can follow him at the fine print F. I. E. and and we talk by weekly about TV okay Dan we got to a lot of a lot more TV to talk about things that you've reviewed we're going to Netflix for this documentary called becoming which I think we all know what that's about so let's talk let's talk well I would I would suspect your your local listeners have some awareness of the awful awful family of Chicago yes I believe I believe that anyone who who watched the last two games with that she Bronco bomber identified as former Chicago residents she yes she said yes mom should know everyone who who told you about this or any particular degree does that shall be coming is also the title of Michelle Obama's memoir which came out two years ago I guess and she did a lengthy wildlife C. D. but one rooted speaking tour slash promotional circuit board can it was filmed for Netflix stand the apartments of course happy production shingle at Netflix that produced last year's Oscar winning documentary American chapter issue or something else okay quick camp so yeah this is however the first single production to actually focus on Obama's which of course makes it a bit of a lightning rod in the ditch tweet about the twenty degree you're going to get many many hostile people coming to argue on Twitter and said not tonight the Obamas and whatnot so you can okay documentary so I don't want to be on an actual documentary and documentary storytelling level II okay R. if you are someone who is a fan of Michelle Obama an ape the end of the Obama doubtlessly find it inspiring and if you are someone who needs a detractor you will mostly find it annoying and I can't imagine anybody coming out of watching the ninety minutes of coming killing you should be different when they began that's just what I thought there were a lot of good moments share a lot of emotional moments that were a lot of inspiring moments I don't think they have much to do with the actual storytelling documentary but I personally find myself on the computer inspiring that is my own hospital chain people need not feel that way if they don't want to it also it's just a chocolate in reading with people she likes to do with school children should election or small groups of young people outside of school setting she likes to talk about booking dot com and so can be that's inspiring there was little the actual political in this particular documentary it's not overwhelmingly ideological except of course inevitably it in all its own thank you I think probably a more focused documentary actually could you can build these brief moments with the director for all of us are one or two of these kids who she was just talking to Michelle Obama was just talking to and shows how they were impacted each of their lives you can almost arbitrary choice we're as they could have done a three sport Kapuso spent thirty minutes with those people and a couple minutes with Michelle Obama that might have been better show but it's still it's still interesting inspiring on the top level but I I don't think this is the kind of thing that's going to change anyone's opinion or anything gotcha gotcha yeah he's not is streaming on Netflix now it is now available on Netflix in which the characters first first directing effort she can say he primarily a document Hershey park purchase direct issue with one of several cinematographers off last year's reach college behind bars which was on PBS a great documentary people haven't seen and she just she got a fair amount of actual charge following whichever borough in after Bob makes a guest appearance options what we can reach people this is not the kind of thing that they like to use our C. H. again under ninety minutes so if you're actually a stand check it out enjoy it I'm not gonna make you happy okay all right I'm a fan so I will probably definitely I will definitely watch it eighty eighty nine minutes yeah it got it all right that's it's out on Netflix and it's called becoming Hey I saw it a bit I have not watched it yet but I've seen the commercials for upload and that this is it's weird because it's Greg Daniels right yeah it just seems weird part what the genre it would exclude what it feels like doesn't feel very office like but I haven't seen it so I don't know what it was it was tough talk a little bit about upload which is on Amazon which is on Amazon it prepared two weeks ago and has already been renewed so if you wish to check it out he certainly could feel confident that it will continue to be a series going forward into the future and it's futuristic set up she didn't twenty thirty one and it's about a world in which you can help if you die you can have your consciousness uploaded into each virtual afterlife and in that virtual afterlife you can enjoy the perks of happen if your person happening clues in app downloads and additional purchases at that it also indicate with people in the outside world so are the dips that story kind of about eighty to a young man dies in a car accident and gets up loaded into his girlfriend's W. portion articular kind out all upload at the end he begins to suspect that he did not have accidental so it's partially amber comments treating mystery is not the all that interesting but it's also a sweet romantic comedy Robbie Amell as one of the stars of the bunch WWW dot NB all one with the PPL which the evening session and and she's terrific thanks to this phone call the topic she cleans the grease is gross great customer support forum that had been knocked a political event okay basically she's like you need to reach your back then or whatever you culpable if you need help with anything a big corporate cute friendship and a lot of your record stopped about the capitalistic nature of this happened and and how it no longer has anything to do with good luck bad or ethical truth all you quickly responded and it kind of thing the cardinals of course concrete parks recreation and parks and recreation has one two three different shows in the past five or six views about the afterlife obviously and also ran for on Amazon and if you're interested to see how the party languages it shows how such a clear sense of right and wrong with morality has look at the after life and the closing costs and while the clock to get the show our plight it what about the works of the room while I'm out responding in some part in it thank you for watching out and officers once we pop our summer one perfect what you should definitely check it out okay so that's a upload okay on Amazon and there you go one of the catch up with that one Dan hang on okay sure all right Dan Feinberg is with us he is a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter he joins us every couple of weeks to talk TV if you have a TV related question or comment you want to get in here it's three one two nine eight one seven two hundred three one two nine eight one seven two hundred more TV talk with Dan coming up right here at seven twenty WGN we learn about surviving isolation from the astronaut who has spent more time in space than anyone join us for that conversation at seven forty eight Bob's arrive in the command module more and and now it's game of commercial chicken brought to you by progressive where we see how long flow can go without talking about insurance.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on KCRW
"You that's Matt Bellamy former editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter the new FX on Hulu series this is America follows feminist icons including Gloria Steinem Betty for Dan Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm as they struggled to get the equal rights amendment passed and ratified over the course of the nineteen seventies at first it looked like they were headed for an easy win the amendment had broad bipartisan support then came the backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly and her following of conservative housewife's before taking on the ERA Schlafly had twice lost bids to win a seat in Congress she was known for her intense support of Barry Goldwater and her criticisms of America's defense strategy that she had a tough time getting people mostly male politicians to take her seriously with their attack on women's rights however she finally landed on an attention grabbing topic here Schlafly played by Cate Blanchett finds a rapt audience and a mother daughter luncheon today I am not going to talk about the Soviet military threat but rather another threat a threat to the traditional American family a threat that is just as dangerous and even more insidious the threat of the women's liberation movement thanks in large part to Schlafly's army of homemakers the ERA fell three states short of ratification the creator of Mrs America is dobby Waller who of course never imagined she'd be launching her show during a global crisis so we were the pandemic head and shoulder replace started we likely have locked picture on the finale but we still had to score a lot of music cues all the episodes have been mixed we still haven't done color correction sound effects an ADR sessions for having like an ADR session with someone in France on their phone so within a couple days for me to move out of the office for construction and and all the others working remotely our mixers working remotely so I'm kind of used to the set up where I am on Skype in a session and I'm watching the video streaming and were me doing a mix that way it's a whole New World did you feel like you got it where you wanted it with I mean it was there any sacrifices or you you would you have to go okay that's the that's the way it's going to have to be I have to say that I do have a I got exactly what I wanted at we have an incredible team I cannot believe that are already was an all star team but the way they've rallied and figure things out I mean really the hardest part is everything takes ten times as long so far composer Kris Bowers rather than having the entire orchestra in a recording studio he's literally recording them each individually from their home in directing them each individually and then making it sound like an orchestra so that just takes so much more time wow so you have to do all of the stuff remotely which you executed and amazing but also you actually end up streaming on FX on Hulu which when you were originally affects and I don't know whether that because of the pandemic whatever I mean I don't know what your reaction to that or how that went down so you're right we went when we saw this project half acts as back in twenty fifteen we fact we wrote all the episodes thinking this is going to be on access can be broadcast traditionally and then we got a call from John Landgraf right before it was announced ahead of next factset now effects on Julia and you know in here get a cough and had the network and you're in post production you're thinking this can't be good for but we are moving hello like I'll that's great that's a great platforms I was actually thrilled I just thought the audience at Hulu is perfect for the showers so it was as good you know we ought we always broke the story to be a seamless one hour you know I don't really write like commercial act breaks anyway so that didn't really affect how weird are crafted the story in any way I am happy that Hulu shows one episode per week after the first three because I do think it's a kind of show that benefits from dropping one episode a week and having conversations around each episode rather than the entire series droppings I was really happy that they have this high bred rollout where they dropped the first three episodes at once but then each episode is week by week is really nice yeah so going back to the original FX idea you I don't know how many places you went to it with that I know that it was a lie you know what kind of long just stating because you spend a couple of years with the concept just you know sort of figuring out how you wanted to do it so and my producer Stacey Sher had a deal and actually act so we went first to pitch attacks because they had a first look and they bought the idea in the room is so we ended up at a fax right away then with the long as you say just seasonal period which I've blocked out completely there is a long painful developments at which we have to just forget about it so I'd written two scripts and also like a series Bible which is basically an overview of the whole series and at that point in twenty eighteen bass and we sent the two scripts to Kate to see if she would be interested in playing Phyllis Schlafly and soon after she came on board as when we were green lit to go into production so with Cate Blanchett your did I mean I I would expect you to admit now she was our nineteenth choice but you know what I then after Clearlake went in fifty other people now if you can get Kate there is not enough I mean did you think when you were writing it Phyllis Schlafly who plays Caitlyn Jenner I mean when you're writing a television series you never I think it will this incredible movie star who's never done television before I die I just don't have the arrogance to think that she would entertain that bad ones one of our our producers as I mentioned for Kate I know it's a long shot but maybe should be interested in this I think there's no one better and and also I do remember I was writing the pilot that I was concerned that if we didn't get an actor at lake K. at her level that this isn't a role that could quickly descend in the wrong hands into caricature or you know just not be three dimensional so it was always in the back of my mind that getting the right actor to play Phyllis Schlafly was key to the series being successful yeah I mean she Phyllis Schlafly for those of us who remember her it feel like caricature in the day you know it was like what is this woman and what is your thing yeah the contradiction is evident in your series from the first episode that she's out there having this career and trying to fight against the equal rights amendment which actually as you make the point in the first episode was not necessarily a priority going in as I found so fascinating about her I think if if I had to look more into her and found out she was a full time homemaker and this was her only crusade I don't think I would have been as excited to write about her but when I learned that you had a twenty year career in defence strategy and her main passion probably her dream was to work be appointed to the Pentagon Michael this is an interesting person and worthy of digging a little deeper and then you have the whole other cast you have rose Byrne playing Gloria Steinem you have Tracey Ullman playing Betty for Dan and did that just go like boom boom boom boom boom we have Caitlyn Jenner did she want to know who else is going to be in the thing when C. S. K. S. them them them pretty much and also gave came on as executive producer and she was involved with casting and so it really helped us a lot in terms of having access to some of these actors as you maybe when I've considered doing a project like that yes so you brought some of the episodes you brought on a writer's room and then kind of wrote the other episodes and revise the ones you'd written and yes so once I I read the first two episodes before the show is green lad and then we open up the writer's room and as a team we broke all the other episodes and each writer on our staff was assigned and after to write drafts of but you know obviously with any TV series especially when you go into production there's always revisions you know to be made but generally I thought at least incredible writing staff and I think it was like a collective brain and we all contributed to all the episodes you know everyone had a hand in every episode no one was out like your your Betty for Dan and your we did identify and apparently I'm Bella Abzug Ms I'll we have Halloween during the writing at writer's room and everyone was joking about going as one of the characters for Halloween so everyone was kind of giving up rolls and dash I got the hell out which I'm very proud of these I would get half election it means I am salty aliens I'm very smart and have an advanced degree which is big my parents very happy X. actually don't have an advanced degree like Bella okay so you got promoted in academic government a sapling exactly coming up after a short break this is America creator dobby Waller talks about how her experience as a writer on mad men and desperate housewives help.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on KCRW
"My buddy and banter Matt Bellamy not quite of The Hollywood Reporter at this point but still my body and banter hello Matt hi there so you will be departing after a great run as editor of The Hollywood Reporter but staying with us yes it has been amazing fourteen year journey including the last three plus running the editorial group and I am very much looking forward to the next chapter yes and I have certainly enjoyed your support in certainly major stories including our time's up coverage especially noteworthy in the past few years so thank you and died glad you will be sticking around several people have said is it are you losing your body and banter and I was like that's not gonna happen well that that's nice of you thank you absolutely sincerely from my heart so let's talk about Disney plus Disney has been catching a lot of the brunt in the entertainment world of this corona virus I mean everybody's everybody's getting pulverized but Disney has initiated very significant layoffs and furloughs because you know this affects him parks the matured been shot since the middle of March movie theaters up cruise ships resorts the one thing that they've been able to be excited and happy about lately is that they hit the fifty million subscriber mark for Disney plus much sooner than projected yeah it's a big number and it's about two years in advance of what most analysts thought it would take these need to get to that fifty plus million number and there are couple Kabhi odds of eight million of those subscribers have come from hotstar which is a pay TV provider in India that was a fox asset that Disney acquired in the acquisition and do the plus is on a tear of the pay TV system there and also they got a lot of subscribers from this Verizon deal where Verizon subscribers get dizzy plus for free for a year but regardless of that it is still a gigantic number and really a testament to the power of these Disney brands especially at a time when all of us are home with their children and you subscribe to Disney plus for seven Bucks and you got a lot of content yeah hi and Disney has been moving some content there earlier than normal or or you know skipping theatrical Artemis style be moving on to Disney plus without the theatrical release which is impossible right now of course onward the Pixar movie is moving there faster than would normally be allowed to hit the systems in place for windows and they move frozen true into that into this that all of the stuff is for kids so what they're needing is something for the old the older quadrants the other quadrants but for now I'm sure that having that credible wealth of of intellectual property is a hoax hugely helpful I mean I remember back in the day a quote from from Frank wells who took over when the company was really a drift in the in the early eighties and and people weren't sure what the fate of Disney would be and then this new management came in Michael Eisner and Frank wells and Frank well said every time we open the door there is money behind it because there were so many pieces of intellectual property beyond Mickey Mouse that had not been really tapped exploited and now Disney plus is an opportunity to tap an exploit when the company really needs all that it can get yeah I mean if you look at this fifty million subscriber number and you look at some of the rivals Hulu which Disney now owns but who's been around since two thousand thirteen and it is still at only about thirty million subscribers now who is only available in the U. S. has launched overseas yet but if you look at that number and then you look at what Disney plusses dining five months of existence it's pretty remarkable especially considering that yes they got all those I. P. and they've got all this library content but Disney plus has not really been a place to go and see originals every week and you gotta wonder that with all this competition coming V. peacock the NBC universal streamer or H. B. O. Max which is also going into the children's arena with some of their original programming it is going to be a more competitive landscape and this price point the Disney establish seven dollars for all all of this in a lot of people think that that is not sustainable in the price will ultimately come up so getting out to fifty million is a huge step but I I'm not sure that the trajectory is going to be as sharp as this for the foreseeable future yeah I mean the stock did go up when the big number was announced I I'm Bob Eiger has also he's now the executive chairman as you may recall he's resigned as C. ho as the fan was meeting the pandemic but he has talked about re opening the parks and how could that happen I I gotta say you know this is he he's talking about taking people's temperature and I feel like this is amazing disconnect because all I have been hearing and I'm sure you have to is that people can be completely a symptomatic and spread this virus so taking people's temperature and the way in the door at the park does not seem to me I mean there are probably people who would be like yeah that sounds good I'll let's do that I want to get out but I'm not sure that's a policy that would be doctor felt she would consider a good idea meanwhile in a total contrast to Disney quickly launched as well and how quickly is you know the Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg Whitman service that was supposed to be you what that is is now for your phone they got a lot of huge talent gear Mattel Toro Steven Spielberg Chrissy T. get names in that sector a judge show there's there's this incredible eclectic mix of programming on this they are giving it away for free this was not the plan for three months also not the plan was trying to launch in the middle of a pandemic they have like three hundred thousand people have put the app on their phone I think in the in the first day of availability or so obviously that's you know that's a small number some people are saying that that's a too small number other people saying well you know it's not like anybody there's no legacy of Quimby but this idea of these short shows they're like you know running maybe eight ten minutes but you can with you the idea was you're supposed to do it when your weight in a liner in the waiting room at the doctor now what you know do people want to watch this in their homes on their phones and they can't you know you can't throw it onto your TV it's strictly a phone experience Jeffrey Katzenberg is going to be a guest on the show next week he has argued that yes people do that's their bet but I will say Matt you know it's a it's a rough road to hoe and the the reviews have been not so good yes some of the content has been criticized but you know I it's so early it really is too early to talk to Jeffrey about this he is very clear that this is a long road for them they are not they were not expecting to jump out and have millions and millions of subscribers right off the bat and I do think you know we've seen some studies that have shown that phone use is actually way down during the pandemic because people are not out and about their at home so they're able to watch whatever they want to watch on the big screen and they've got kids running around and doing all this stuff in the home this was designed for people who are on the subway are out and about it living their lives and now there's an entirely different ecosystem of content consumers and we'll see if there are clamoring for quickies the demo here that they're going for is this kind of millennial audience that is in the eighteen to thirty five age range and yeah those are not the people who are typically reviewing television for media outlets but when they got to have some kind of break out they need some kind of a you know how handmaid's tale was for Hulu or house of cards for Netflix something that gets people talking says Hey have you seen this thing on Quimby what really what's would be I I just think mark I'm alone what's quickly is really the thing that the problem isn't it to me right now I mean of course the show's could bring awareness to quickly but but the awareness of quippy I we had a family soon and I had several people in my family and different cities are who are absolutely in their sweet spot age wise I said informal unscientific poll who is heard of Quimby no hands raised well you know a lot of these stars that are making shows for quick be are putting up this stuff on their social media so if you look at Reese Witherspoon or you know Liam Hemsworth or if some of these Chrissy Teagan some of these people who have shows there they are promoting it on their social accounts they're doing marketing and tell television advertising yeah it's tough it's tough to break through especially if you are not the Walt Disney company and you have ninety five years of intellectual property that children love so you know it's gonna be a long road but I think it's too early to judge whether quickie can make an impact you know one other thing to think about is that they have allocated about five hundred million dollars worth of marketing too quickly for this year so that's going to help them get the awareness out well it's going to be an interesting show to watch thank you man thank.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on KCRW
"Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining his mentality of The Hollywood Reporter and Matt as that people who follow the news now the Harvey Weinstein trial has finally gotten under way in New York that is as this trial was getting under way with jury selection meanwhile he was indicted in Los Angeles for two assaults of rape in a sexual assault two consecutive days in two thousand thirteen Jackie Lacey the D. I came up with that our and apart be immediately respond Harvey's lawyers by saying I I assumed I don't know because there was more negative publicity then there's already been which is a lot we have to postpone the New York trial because I do of the the these charges against me in Los Angeles and the judge wasn't having it no the judges been pretty adamant that this trial is going to take place in New York he has also been pretty tough on winds dean in the courtroom as well he admonished him earlier this week for texting or using one of his two phones in the court room basically saying that he's got thrown in jail he doesn't stop and do you really want to spend the rest of your life in jail for texting in a court room yeah he had already been admonished about this business with the cell phones and he he can't seem to help himself I mean it reminds me of mines you of a somebody your teenage kid who can't let put the phone down or some adults I should say also but when you're in trial where you could potentially end up in prison for a very long time it seems extreme now of course whatever the argument was about these LA indictments and of course it means that whatever happens in New York he will be facing potentially a trial here as soon as the trial at or what at some point following what happens in New York whatever happens here the problem is of course in New York that there has been so much publicity so they have some and tons of potential jurors and so far they've had to send tons of them home and this this is promises to be quite a long trial so I think some of the jurors are probably jump end up missing yes I will have a problem being objective it is a requirement isn't that they've never heard of the Harvey Weinstein allegations that the requirement that the judges asking is can you be objective and people are saying no I don't think I can and I think partly it's because that trial just loom so large yeah we we got a look at the questionnaire that the jurors a prospective jurors are are being given and it includes things like have you ever worked in the entertainment industry you know have you ever known someone has been the victim of sexual assault things like that and the jurors are coming up with some pretty specific responses one juror said that she had just finished reading catching kill the Ronan Farrow book which sees believe it caused her to not have a very favorable impression of Harvey Weinstein and I believe this person is likely going to be dismissed me those are the kinds of things that the wind seen defense team is up against Hey I think if you're if you think you could be called the potential jury probably running right now I mean maybe this sales of catching Killin are spiking in the hearts of people because I read that book I really can't do this now Harvey Weinstein has found turned around and tried to get the judge who has been hot you can say hard on him I mean Harvey is really I I I my opinion ask for trouble because he has done things like you know they're been questions about whether he tampered with his ankle monitor since he seems to have vanished from tracking at certain points and then the issue with the cell phone and what not and his lawyers I will note his lawyer gave an interview Donora tunnel in which I thought it was an argument to be made that she was attempting to intimidate one witness Annabella ski aura she basically said you know she's been an actress all her life which is a true observation but then she went on to say I thought in a rather ominous sounding way you know I hope she's per I'm sure she's prepared to answer and sit on the witness stand and the and that of course prompted the prosecutors to say there should be a gag order which I thought was not a bad idea and the judge basically denied that but said you know I'm not going to issue a gag order but you you do need to shut up and and I think that was largely aimed at the at the harvest lawyer but as I was saying earlier there were an attempt to disqualify the judge saying he was being too mean to heart yeah I think that'll be a theme we're gonna see throughout this trial because not only are they trying to win the case but they're also setting up a potential appeal if Harvey is convicted so more will be revealed that's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter he joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business I'm Kim masters and this is the Hollywood break down and you are listening to KCRW support comes from never die graduate school of education and psychology offering three online hybrid doctorate of education degrees in organizational leadership.
"the hollywood reporter" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To talk TV you can read about the problem at the fine print F. I. E. N. you write for The Hollywood Reporter lets welcome Dan back then we'll go back I have you well did we speak about the Mandalorian last time you were here I feel like we did I have not watched this week's episode yet occurred this week's episode is any the ticket came out early because of not wanting to overlap with some big movie which has some similar themes that I think this is all yeah yeah whatever it is so they moved it up to up to Wednesday and I thought that chance to get to it but I hear it is a better and more exciting episode I felt like the past two or three episodes been really meandering after one at B. entering it only be others for thirty five minutes I don't much care yeah what time do you feel the same way you thought that the the last few episodes of the Mandalorian were a little stale yeah I mean I don't know where they're going with this at this point I was really excited by it was like this is a kind of cool westerns samurais sort of thing and then it's slow down and die I'm still interested but I don't know what their game plan is which is kind of indicative of their movie yeah strategy is all what's the game plan yeah well a friend of mine just posted on his Facebook page Mandalorian episode seven is your chance to see what it would be like if John Carpenter directed a Star Wars and then in parentheses he said and it's great I was the so that's enough yeah that's that's not enough for me yeah so who who so who who were and how apple ample ample plus still just a bit good humming along lots of coming to everybody talks about in in done Tom you have it and everybody talks about how much content is there at the end you do in the content is crazy right the difficult content is is ridiculous it's it's very much there though everyone I know has been re watching Star Wars movies the past couple weeks so you like there would cut it the initial round I'm gonna go through all of the core is the live action movies from the seventies because of my childhood at all and that that would be an initial instinct and then it's kind of settled down to yeah I'm watching the Mandalorian uncle re watching Star Wars movies over and over again and baby I'm watching Porky answers questions from three minutes away but you know that's that's still is keeping people actively involved in a car service because that whole column there's a crystal gravitated some way with women what is can explain to me what is it for key from Toy Story it is working the G. three to five minutes forty three actually what it they all say that you're about to leave this radio program I I love that character I just think it's so I think that character is so great one of my favorite one of my favorite characters of any movie this year mantle man that's funny that's funny and I would say it is Tony Hale doing the voice right the so called Bob come on he doesn't need to go there the list can you Tony Hale I write a moment okay all right all right well there you go so well that's I I mistakenly said apple plus Disney plus is what I meant Disney pluses when was talking about okay all right so you put together a couple listen we want to go through it it's the year and we're always talking about that kind of stuff I was going through I was actually finalizing my top twenty movies of the year yesterday as I was a in the morning yes ma'am or I should say this morning and I'm still tweaking it because you know you know I still have a couple weeks before I have to get my list out there but but it looks pretty good so far but let's talk about so we'll get into the specific best TV episodes of two thousand nineteen but let's talk about your favorite TV shows of two thousand nineteen and just in general what did you think of the TV year I thought possible but you can't make your list to get seen caps which is what I please twenty two cat okay the most important part of this conversation I know you have to honestly now the the list for enough times you know that you simply have to get the list to appoint beer comfortable within walk away and deal with the fact you probably do it differently the next week yeah so you just have to call it a day and and make peace with whatever it is no it was it was the what do you know what what you're saying there was constant good stuff there was just constant stalls I believe to moral morning my first of twenty nineteen list is going to be up on T. H. R. so okay the thing about having six hundred plus scripted original shows is probably can get a lot of really great stuff and you're probably gonna get some pretty bad stuff I I think that things I like I liked as much as in any year I think that it was a spectacularly good here for comedy your for things that I think of this company because several of the shows in my top ten are technically trauma by award standards but that's just because they're our long in their company we talked about at least one of those on many occasions yeah we'll do it again in a minute option I think was a great year for it was a great year for TV you know is a really great year for companies yeah all right very cool we'll get into that I but by the way before we before you jump into this I I I sold law of evil I can't dance I love that show I love that show and I love the fact that like it's it's gotten as funny as it as it has been creeping because there's some hole in the episode from two weeks ago was whole areas like the whole episode I was laughing out loud and I love that sense if we don't I'm trying to remember it was like I remember was a couple of weeks ago but it was it was that most of it was the what was the one where they were were there being the post and and you're being questioned by the by the lawyer who was the sister of of his axle of his acts of his ex lover and that's why they were there in the corner like being deposed in the in the and that's their apps are sorry about it has definitely gotten much much more recognizably associated with the kings with the creator yeah because yeah it really has been very much a kind of the good wife goodbye only with the main characters attempting to fight demonic possession would write to me is kind of the best case scenario version of what the show could be yeah and so but the last the the full but now we they're only like three more episodes the short season yeah nearly done you you might want to get over that of but yeah with with the with the ear worm that was getting in people's minds and there is so good green was also totally just the people up from for but the good wife episode and I don't do that in any way is in itself I mean you'll so comfortably within that universe and want to just accept I like all the characters and I like what they're doing yeah really easy to settle into it I think people should probably think about catching up if that sounds like a good think to the bit early it has told only confident in the thing that is yeah at this point I think it's great it's it's it's clearly one of the best shows on broadcast TV without without question and that last episode the you're just talking about with your with the air warm I loved it and John doll directed it so they're getting they're getting some some pretty strong directors to come and work work with them so yeah for sure okay listen there let's take a quick break okay when we come back we'll dive right into your lists okay excellent idea Feinberg is with us TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter joins every couple of weeks you can follow at the fine print and that's F. 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"A TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter and you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook at the fine print F. I. E. N. the fine print all right let's get back with Dan here Dan welcome back in. okay let's talk about some of the new shows there's a lot here that you've reviewed and I've only seen a couple of the new shows but I'm interested in many of them let's start with one that I've seen and that I really really liked the the the pilot episode I really enjoyed evil I thought it was I thought it was really terrific how how many episodes have you seen. I'd seen four episodes which is more than that you know of any other shows so I am I am well on top of things I I can tell you I was I would say I was disappointed by the next two but the first up so really what kind of creepy and a little bit disturbing in a little bit funny the next two episodes aren't really as. creepy or disturbing and then they try to get back into spooky disturbing evil gear in the fourth episode even the two middle ones were definitely not that and I don't know it's a it's an up above average procedural and one of the few procedurals what I watch this call were actually cared about. the actual cases of the week which is apparently a very difficult. because so many shows really cannot do it yeah don't tell everybody about evil in them yeah. we have several concept verses good or you know the TV show on CBS. this TV show on CBS. okay adjustability discuss deep philosophical yeah yeah yeah that's that's that that's the that's the the profile my show sure yes. so he's evil it comes from the kings Robert and Michelle king who also did that good life in the good fight and the a little weird quirky Washington horror comedy thing called bring that the a few people really liked a couple years ago anyone it stars coach of her room soon people may or may not know from Matt have your west world or leftovers as the forensic psychologist and former mountain climber little bit unclear why she is a former mountain climber that's what she is who is basically working for the D. A.'s office in her primary job is to come into court and say that people accused of crimes are all saying to to cut off the insanity defenses at the knees but then she has one clients or who well maybe he's not so much saying maybe he was even as his wife suggest because. even there and then she also meets a team of. took sponsored Catholic Church in this case investigators one of them is inspiring played by Michael turned the other is basically a. national skeptic played by asa Mondavi and and that's where things go yet guess what she's going to become curious about whether there's more to more to sanity in the world and she's been scientifically giving it credit for and maybe there is and maybe there is so I thought perhaps it really did have a very good mixture of disturbing stuff but also really funny stuff to my mind the next couple of sorts maybe go a little bit more funny and then like I said the fourth episode is back to disturbing but it's it's really solid and solid in a way that not many that were troubles are these days you so you really like the idea very much and that they have those scenes with George I'm telling you and I you know I'm a I'm a massive horror fan Dan and I was sitting on my couch kind of freaking out watching it and and I and I was it mean that the and I thought I thought it went a little further than most. the whole cutting off the finger stuff I was like whoa. I think this is CBS what's going what's going on here and I like I mean it like that the general concept of it I think is is really a lot of fun and I happened to be down I happen to be one of those like ridiculous X. files dorks and it was it was appointment TV for me and I mean this is obviously just you know it's a variation on that on that formula and I'm I'm all about it and I and I really like and I love the lead I'm I I you know I I remember her from the left overs and and I just I kind of stopped watching Westworld because I don't know what the hell was going on but but but I really love her and I thought it was great I thought that you know the chemistry between the bit between everybody involved was really good I thought I thought that I thought the the the first episode was really terrific and I'm looking forward to seeing more. it's solid and it's you know I've been mentioning it for months now is being kind of the key network drama that is closest to interesting or intriguing lord must watch or whatever and you know I don't know that necessarily if this were to a pop up on each PO or affects our Netflix that there would have been a huge amount of enthusiasm for it but I think it does what it does in a difficult space namely network TV drama out much better than it probably needs to I appreciate the call now the other one that than I did watch I have a few more on my DVR that I have to catch up on but I did watch the unicorn and that is the it's a sitcom with Walton Goggins because when you think sit com you think Walton Goggins so we'll tell everybody about the about the unicorn. the unicorn is Charles Walton Goggins as a grieving widower because when you think Saddam so you think mean die who's a grieving widower it's been a year since his wife died he's been basically trying his best to raise his two daughters one fourteen one twelve and he's wildly over his head in rather than suggesting other ways that they might help him more you know improve the quality of their life she's friends decide it's time for him to get laid and push him not broadly out into the dating pool where he was shocked to discover that in the twenty years that he was with one woman or grieving that things have changed and dating apps and stuff like that and it's. this will be a show please or Walton Goggins in fact if you really can do this and does it. clearly like the blaze so credit to him for that good supporting cast rob Corddry Omar Benson Miller several people who aren't from ballers most specific detail Watkins who's always good in things yeah the two girls who played his daughters are are really good also and and total leave likable in their own respect this is one word scene three and I didn't find the pilot all that funny but I found it okay you know little bit terming that's about it and then the next two episodes I would say definitely not fun here and perhaps a little bit less turning so wrong here if you're waiting for it to settle in and we become brilliance that is not happening but if you are simply therefore. four Walton Goggins in for the kill walked into for a lot quicker it's under a. worse ways to spend twenty minutes away you know what that's kind of how I felt about the first I was like okay you know I'm there was a greater anything I really I'm glad that you mention the kids because I thought the kids were right room were really strong I think I think everybody in it is really strong I just don't I I it it didn't grab me adding last very much I mean I it just kind of it's just what it just kind of flew by I was like okay because I like the people that are in it and I personally think makayla Walken's is it like a national treasure at this point I just think she's fantastic and everything that she does and and I like they needed to prove that Walton Goggins can be just like charming and not crazy and and complete you know complete complete real Emplate likable it was fine it flew by and then watch it again I I didn't think was anything you know over the anything really special but the I I also didn't think it was bad I just thought I I like the cast and I thought it was fine. that's what they're going forward and and do you know with the the next episode and I talked with this my review on the whole order that the next episode it took us is on the friends being worried that the main character has anger issues and all I could think while watching the entire episode was hot I I've seen all gardens play characters with anger issues before it usually involves for torture killing and wearing and how how really chilled version of gone with anger issues so I think that's what the entire show was about it's a. him saying if you think I can only play outside dangerous scary characters sometimes funny in those ways also here look at me I'm playing a normal guy if anyone ever needs me to do this again I'm totally capable of doing it and he is not fun yeah who's behind the show who's who the creators it is a it is a couple guys who I honestly don't know and then the the main producer behind it is Eric Kaplan who produces like half of the shows on CBS which is part of why it feels. you know it feels like a single camera version of Kevin can wait or been with the planet you know it's it's just slightly more polished than those shows and slightly less pandering but in terms of the complexity of the situations or the complexity of the punch line or I don't know the awareness of what modern life is like on any level actually gets the. probably embalmed to those shows I think it is better than those shows but only by a little I I think that you could take the sickly this entire premise and. someone with a little bit more cops could turn this into a really good show with the exacting cast me exactly premise I don't get the feeling that this has really good show part of potential but it definitely has there's twenty one minutes yeah it's what yes exactly that's exactly I agree with every word she said at the end all right Dan hang on okay. okay Dan Feinberg is with us and he is a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook at the fine print F. I. E. and lots more TV to talk about at the news as the new fall season is on on unveiled right here on seven twenty WGN..
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