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"victor drago" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on The Filmcast

"I put a ton of money in the stuff, and if the audience doesn't like it, and it makes no money, then I will literally spend the next couple years either trying to sell my house or whatever. And by the way on detention, I lost millions of dollars on that. I got knocked out in the ring on that, you know. And I I am not Crete. I don't have a trust fund behind me to go into the ring. Like if I lose. I am Drago. I lose when I see like I've in Prague, oh at Victor Drago. That's who I understand. I understand those people. And here's the most amazing thing about these stories that. Hollywood tells at the end of the day when when Drago loses how is this a spoiler, should I wait already into spoilers at this point spoiler warning at the beginning of. Really mad at me because essentially hinted that fuck and drug loses. What fucking moron goes into creed. You thinking that creates no lose. Like how to be right anyways? So Drago thing like the the sort of consolation prize is them running on on on a road father and son smiling at each other. No they fucking lost. And in in the Russian empire. They have they got nothing the mother it doesn't fucking reconcile the they have no money for can dead broke there in the real world. They would probably be disappeared. You know, like off the Siberian with you this country, another time Putin would definitely shoot them in the head or or there's some weird fucking Trump shit were Kim Jong UN fucking chink on fuck and poisons Iraqi sequel all this everyone loses how like how bad you feel for these guys at the end, but Holly doing for them Hollywood. Does they go, wink, wink, look, how great they are being poor. That's your laying your value system at the. Feet of this movie. And when I when I think the honestly the movie is trying to express a different value system. You're saying that everything is is is on all your sitting everything is filtered through the lens of money, all which movies value systems. I don't know how you watch. We'll be without bringing your own value system to it. But you know, what value system is money and mine isn't so is what I saw the movie wasn't wasn't about money. It was actually about character to the movie to come back from the real world where money actually matters and next people's lives me, I if I felt that way I'd probably I would have much better chance of getting mcmansions..

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"victor drago" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on The Filmcast

"In the rules. Nothing. History chief shut. Live in. People that need, you know. You got everything loose. This guy's got nothing to lose. I got a choice of. Right here in my hands. This this guy stagers, you don't think could beat. That was from the trailer for creed. To the newest film in the rocky franchise. I'm going to read the plots of me from end to be under the tutelage of rocky Balboa heavyweight contender Adana creed faces off against Victor Drago son of I've in drug. Oh, this movie was not directed by. Ryan Kugler as the first one was directed by Steve capable junior. But it brings back a lot of cast of Crete one Jeff Canada. Let's start with you. What did you think of creed to do you think it was a worthy follow up to create one? Which is a film. I think we'll enjoyed your on the bud guest. Yeah. I do creed one. And I am I am almost as a happy with this one. I think it's a phenomenal sequel, and it does the thing that so many so many franchises are trying to do these days, which is use the juice of thirty years ago to actually enhance the view. Experience for today, and it's the sequel to movie from thirty years ago. Just like read one in a way, right, right? It's a sequel to to movies, right? It's a Cedeno to creed. And a sequel the rocky four and somehow manages to do both pretty well. I I really love this movie. I really love the first movie, I think these characters are great, I'm so pleased that we have more time with these characters that all of them are back that we get more time with Felicia Rashad, for example, who is so great. And so brief in the first movie and every threat is picked up from the first creed. But even more than that threads are picked up from thirty years ago. And it's you know, we have that with the Star Wars franchises. We have it with a lot of these side boots or seabirds or whatever they're called sequel and reboot at the same time, and it's it's very hit and miss prospect. But this franchise seem to have done it, very, well, and you have these scenes where somebody's looking at a photograph from a movie thirty. Years ago. But it's a photograph from the things that really happened in this in this time line, right? And because we have released I have the memory of seeing that and the three years in between it really does have a weight that you just don't get in a regular movie where they look at the picture from thirty years ago, and you have to imagine the backstory, right? We we got the prequels to these movies in real time. And and that's pretty cool. And it really it manages to advance Adana story in really cool ways. It manages to be a an advancement of Rockies story, which I find interesting still, and it also manages to make Ivan Drago a cartoon character from rocky four into a three dimensional.

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"victor drago" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast

"He actually is bigger here. It just the first few shots didn't play it up by the end of this movie. He's actually bigger than coralled weather's ever was as Apollo. I mean, he took a big physique that he had kept since creed one and built on it for Cree to it is crazy. Yeah. I had it hard time trying to gauge how big he was because the actor that they got for Victor is huge. Yeah. I'm like is this guy IMI fighter. He's a boxer a real boxer a real boxer his arms or check Antic. He actually had to lose weight to play the whole believable. Yes. So it was hard for me to gauge how big is Michael Jordan. And that's because next to that Victor Drago. Anyone would be small? Yeah. This guy his name is. I'm going to butcher this flurry in Monto new, and he is a Romanian boxer and fitness model model. Fitness. Okay. All right. Okay. You know, he came in. And I think he acts well for a boxer in this role. I think he gives what is needed through facial expression. It's not a dialogue heavy role. What he speaks? He asked to speak in Russian both floor, and and dolph Lundgren. We're like if there's a sequel, can we please not have multiple pages of dialogue in Russian neither of speak Russian. You have a Swede and a Romanian both speaking Russian, but in this opening fight, we get to see some new camera work at play the way, they're putting the camera like straight up between the boxers. So you get to see their underarms. They do a lot of point of view stuff. I couldn't remember if they did that in creed. But I really noticed in this one where yet the guy just like boxing, the cameraman even though I just rewatch creed. I did not remember Danny stunt me and Wheeler being the guy who he fought when he went to see little. Luke and tried to get little Duke to train him. And he got up in the ring anyone who can get a good hit in my head gets my car, and that was the stuff. And that's why I was glad I rewind it at all. Because I didn't remember he'd lost a car ad. So when he wins, he's the heavyweight champion of the world. Just like give me my keys bianca's to be like, you realize what has happened, right? And has a pretty nice car be excited to if I want it back. He mentioned it was the only thing left to buy Apollo. I find that very weird that Apollo would actually leave him anything given that he wasn't even born at the time of Apollo's death, Apollo wasn't planning on dying. I could see it going to Apollo's wife who may have been like here a done us. You can have the Mustang, but I don't really see the direct giving. No, I agree with you. I think that was implied. But I hear you. I took it as the only thing. I have my father's. But yeah, you're right. Obviously did not give him a car especially when he was even born yet. But the next scene with rocky. And Donna's talking about the proposal. This is the first time I remember ever not being convinced with Michael Jordan's acting. I did not like the direction of the scene I'm being picky a little bit. But only because at this point, Michael Jordan is earned nothing. But respect from me. I think the man's fantastic. Actor and I love watching the leader in this movie. He has an amazing scenes, but this one scene when he was I think all nervous. This is the first time I can remember not buying it ever instill on was fine. And obviously come on he's referencing rocky to left and right in this scene. But I just couldn't believe that. I was watching Michael Jordan. And I was like what are you doing? Did you guys pick up anything weird about his performance in this particular scene or my just being overly critical maybe overly critical? It just seem very cliche like nervous about proposing. And I thought it was actually funny when he actually does go to propose and Bianca doesn't have the hearing aids in and she doesn't hear I'm like, it's pretty predictable..

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"victor drago" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast

Overthinking It Podcast

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast

"I don't care if you yourself or a heavyweight champion the there is a limit to the amount of punishment, the human body can take and every single rocky movie surpasses it, and that is part of I guess the fantasy of the rocky movie, but also this sort of this sort of Colonel pleasure of the rocky movie is very invested in the destruction of the body. I mean, yeah. And that's and that may be as also linked to that sort of fantasy eighties historian Griffey about rugged individualism that have been talking about to it. But it just those they figured it out in creed. They figured out if you watch the if you watch the fight with Mason, Dixon, Mason the line Dixon. Rocky balboa. And then you watch the fight in the first creed movie. They just they Kuebler just. Totally transformed boxing on on film. Right. It's just amazing. Maybe it's the second unit director. Maybe it's him. I don't know whoever figured out how to shoot these bodies fights and make them look make inordinately brutal. Rocky fight look even more brutal. I mean, my hat's off to them. Definitely. It's you can get an was sorry. A couple of things about that. You can get in closer. You have digital cameras that are lighter in general. Now, you can I mean, you have more technological options that make the make things possible. And then the advent of CGI makes, you know, a lot of stuff if you get it eighty eighty percent of the way, they're in camera, the the visual effects team will take care of the rest, you know. Yeah. So so you're saying that like that if creed if creeds boxing sequences had not been invented in. They would have sprung from circumstance. Yeah. Because as the technology enables it, okay, it would have been necessary to invent them. I hope that they do you think they ever won anything in any of the technical Oscars. Probably not right. There's no word for punching. Like, you really you really innovated the technical side of punching with lighting, and and wrote a school thing. It is beautiful though. Right. The violence the power the physical alley the power of it. There's there's viewed beautiful is a appropriate and accurate work. It's a script that I will comments about civil line. I think because beautiful and terrible and painful most also that time that they fight in Brooklyn. I think that people were testing positive for steroids in the Bronx and Staten Island. There's there's. Say, you know, I'm just saying that, you know, there's more there's more beef in that ring than in an arby's. And it is it is just the nets probably not the right metaphor. I can't think of something that has enough beef to make that joke funny. But but the point being that like these guys are huge. Eight like their a regular boxer would want to maybe be a little bit less. Heavy. I know that the guy playing Victor Drago is actually a fighter, but he also apparently does a ton of steroids. Just twenty bucks. But just the fantasy of it. I guess right. That this is like this is like almost like super deformed anime at this point in terms of punching like, we're we're like almost we're like we're like like fist of the north star wish it could depict body in this manner. Right. Joy Goku is up to like power level. You know, I don't know six thousand eight hundred twenty three on his way to nine thousand gallons get stuff except instead of exuding Chee. He's.

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"victor drago" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast

Overthinking It Podcast

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast

"Does it exactly connect to those specific problem that he has on hand with like becoming a good father? No, the movie doesn't really stick. It's landing there. But it's like all of the most little stuff in the character stuff. It's like oh good enough. I think in this. Maybe another good example of this also is on the Russian side of the coin where victors Rago with all the moms stuff. Right. I guess everyone's got his daddy issues. Victor's got his he's got that at us too. But he's got mommy issues as well where mommy shows up at the at the awkward state dinner, and he's not happy about then. Mommy shows up at the fight. And extensively that gives them some motivation. And then decides to get up and leave when the fight turns against Victor. And then he looks up in the camera lingers on the empty chair empty chair empty chair not there. And he just kind of like loses the will to fight there. Right. I think that's an incomplete idea there. I'd be curious to hear what you guys think. I read that scene. Totally differently. I already totally differently. Okay. So otherwise, we'll say is that I guess the first thing I'll say is that I see this sort of disjointed this as more of a feature than a bug and part of what makes the movie not as good as creed one. But also kind of its own thing. But but at any rate, here's how I read the whole Drago thing. And I think one of the other things that I think is true about this movie. This movie has a little bit of a Terminator salvation problem in that. It was Pete your tree. Well, not. Here's the thing. This is a movie that was started out with one plan which was for Ryan Kugler to do it and then Ryan Kluger left to do Black Panther. And then Silvester Stallone like sat down and wrote it, and then they headed off to a different director. And so it's a movie that has gone through a couple of changes. And I think it's pretty obvious. Sometimes when a movie turns out very differently from how it was originally planned like, Terminator salvation. In which, you know, Christian bale playing John Connor was not supposed John hunter was not supposed to be a major character in that movie, but because Christian bale agreed sake, the part they made much bigger which threw off the narrative flow of the movie and makes the overall arcs and plots of the movie not hanging together. And it makes the movie by not make any sense. And so you see that sometimes where the seams are showing. And it's a really big problem. I feel like creed to has some seems that are showing, but it's not really a problem because the movie still good they it's a good example of how they managed to salvage a project that could have gone really self and turn it into a movie that I thought was good. And at the very least I think people would submit as enjoyable, but I would even venture as far as this is a good movie. But okay. So here's the thing. Here's the trick with the drive. Oh, plot the way, I see it. And you you're free to agree or disagree. You know, whatever, I'm no what thirty on even Drago. But note, I say, Yvonne, Drago, I think that because of this just alone took over the writing of this movie, he made the movie in parts of it much. More about rocky four and about rocky and Ivan Drago than it. Otherwise would have been if it had really been about Donna's and Victor Drago. So there's like there's an unbalanced here. We're a great deal of the movie is about Donna's creeds personal journey and transformation to becoming this heavyweight champion, which of course, in the previous movie, he was a light heavyweight champion. So it's quite quite a distance. Yes to travel becoming heavyweight champion, and then kind of solidifying his legacy. And then there's this other plot that's sort of related, which is about rocky and even Drago meeting again after all these years after rocky four and rocky kind of putting ghosts to rest and also even drug opening goes dressed. So so here's the even Drago plot. And by the way, if you haven't seen rocky for we should probably just sort of put this out there because they talk about a lot in Crete to might as well knowledge it rocky four is a late Cold War movie about rocky wrapped in the American flag fighting..

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"victor drago" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Filmspotting

"So I'm going to hand it over to you and ask how your thanksgiving experience with Cree to went. Yeah. I took my uncle to see creed to when we both really liked it. I think if I saw correctly Josh did pretty well at the box office this generally favorable reviews. It's an eighty one or something on rotten tomatoes. I have seen comments though, about it being just on Twitter about it being a little long in a little slow and my response to that is. Yes, exactly. That's actually why I like it so much it is beholden to certain sports movie beats and to some rocky movie beats and Omayad is that do hurt the film. There are a lot of references. Not just to rocky for. Of course, this isn't a lot of ways a sequel directly to rocky four as we do revisit Ivan Drago played by dolph Lundgren now older now training, his son, Victor, and the whole film is about. Victor the son of the man who killed Apollo creed. Fighting Apollo son Adana and him trying to get his own little measure of revenge. There are also some pretty direct references to rocky two and three. And unfortunately, they don't find a way to come up with a new training montage that are usually so good in these movies here when a Donna's has to get ready for his big fight capable as director decides not to just directly rip off what Stallone did with rocky and rocky four and have him go to Russia and train old school with no natural boxing equipment. Of course. The famous montages of him running up the mountains and doing all those things. Instead, they send him off to the desert for some reason where there are a bunch of really scary looking guys training if these other Philadelphian desert. Yeah, I think it's the Philadelphia desert. Exactly, Josh, it doesn't make any sense. And it's not satisfying at all. But this is a film refreshingly. Less concerned with trite triumphs than it is with fractured men forced to confront who they perceive themselves to be or who they aspire to be versus who they actually are. And the fight to reconcile that they're all kinds of examples in this film of characters chasing ghosts. Whether they're actual ghosts like Apollo creed and living in the shadow of him or just the ghosts of these characters former selves, and I found that all very compelling. We mentioned Stephen cable junior he has done some TV work. He's made some shorts and one feature the land in two thousand sixteen drama, which I have not seen. He really has a strong visual sense. He's more subtle than Kugler not as flashy, but he definitely has an eye, and he gives everything I guess a real sense of grandeur, and he really takes his time with the framing and gives it really for lack of a better word a steeliness. He gives this a sense of importance that I think the movie does earn and I'll tell you one of the bulletin. He makes this movie opens with the Drago dolph Lundgren and Florian Munton new. What's his nickname? I should just use that instead big nasty. Big nasty. Okay. That's easier to say it opens on them, and this really unglamorous life of the failed boxer. Of course, who lost a rocky and rocky four now lives in disgrace with his son. They're barely getting by. And the sun is fighting with an eye on reclaiming the Drago name and restoring some pride to their family. This sequence really easily could have been used by cable just to set up the formidable threat that Victor Drago is getting us ready for the eventual showdown. Let's just watch him decimate some other boxers. And this all comes even before we see the creed. To title. We haven't seen Donna's creed yet in this film. But what's so effective about it is it really establishes the threat, the Victor Drago is because of what's at stake for him as a fighter, and then we as viewers have a stake in that as well. I think big nasty is particularly good. He does a lot. With a little as Victor Drago. He's mostly just a physical resins. But through that physicality actually does convey his entire psychology. I wish he in London. Both were given more to do in this film. There's a scene with Lundgren install on where they meet in Rockies restaurant, and it really left me wanting more because there was something legitimately thrilling in the interaction of these old adversaries, but also in seeing these two actors.

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"victor drago" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

Lights Camera Barstool

04:07 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool

"I was absolutely in tears for the ending moment. Where the Iraqi comes back. Rocky comes back, and then they go to the grave, and it is I think a lot of what he was able to do I think different from Crete. And I think that's hard to do. Again. This is this is a sequel to a reboot of a franchise that's booking hard to do. And I think that what he was able to make out of this movie was insane. And I it's the best sequel to this the best sequel you guys have seen since our tra- you'd see Bessie seems to be too. Probably. Yeah. Daddy's home too. It's pretty good. I thought they did a good job with high forget her name, but you know, his fiancee and typically those subplots in kind of shoehorned in. But I thought it served to service purpose really well in the movie, and you know, you kind of think about like telling a character arc in that. Even if this was like the last movie with Michael Jordan or the last dies creed type movie. I think like that's a pretty that's a pretty good character for them to wrap. And I also think they could go more on it too. If they wanted to I think, they should stop it. Personally. What do you guys think Jaguar Coley? Just did you think they should make more of these? I think that ended almost perfectly I do not need to see another one of these. I mean, we were to end onto though that is true. It is weird to Tonto. Third a third feels inevitable when I'm fine with it. Just like I said, I don't think it's going to be three years. I think it's closer to five. It's tough to do without rocky though, it's tough. There dynamic is very very good slice Delos. Just hold now for that Cashman and still shooting. Still recoup in the Planet Hollywood law. So. I think we end up with the third one involves clubber Lang somehow, but not like in the same way that was Drago son. And I think it also involves the draw goes as well because they did expand on the drug goes meet them three characters instead of just flat one dimensional villains. Which again, another thing that must be the do. I really liked that. He did that by the way because it would have been really easy just to not to that right to make them cure, bad guys. But they brought a little humanity to which I think that's like one of the better parts about twenty eight teen filmmaking like say what you will about the reboots and spin offs. And we've talked about last week. But at least there with the reboots in this one, for example, they're doing something different to some of them and trying new things. And I appreciate that. It's a good combination of not only nostalgia. But like building characters you're familiar with which is just kinda neat. Yeah. I like that. I think that I think the fact that they made the drug owes like Miley relatable and emotional like you look Victor Drago. And you're like, I understand why he's frustrated. I understand why he's doing. In this for his dad and his family. You can see in his eyes. He's frustrated and doesn't want to be this weapon a weapon. That's what he is. And then in the end, they they kind of brace it, I it just ties together. Great. I it's it's complete fucking blasphemy that guy floor and whenever probably the largest human being two and a half seats in the back of our theater. He's like fucking posed up like Niko in a full tracksuit from GTA four. It was very intimidating votre. Cousin? You wanna go Nico? Come voting with me. All right. So that's creed. To our audience gave cre- to ninety ninety. All right. Let's move on to wreck it Ralph two but first a trill ball and special the old pen and paper came out. He wrote a script for a skit play right now. The sportsman report is a free flowing conversation that touches on a wide range of topics. Listen discretion is advised. Welcome back to the sportsman report. Well, I'm the sportsman today, I have a very special guest star the rocky films and now starring in creed to I like to welcome rocky Balboa. Rock love, you knew thirty thirty you once again mentored, the son of you rival, and friend Apollo creed. Are you more stringer bell or Omar during this process? You do..

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"victor drago" Discussed on Who Charted

Who Charted

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Who Charted

"I had a tough experience there. But listen to companies fought that do a great job. But I think it's the Burbank. People. Do you know what I'm saying, you only people from Burbank, I tunnel that media center area over there never had a like a function way experience over there. Kia traffic or I don't know how that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No, don't like it. Okay. We'll stick with the vista. I saw this best theater in the world. It's it is a single. It's a single theater. It's like landmark, right? It's like, they can't tear it down or anything. Did you know that theater? I looked it up. It was a porn theater for like thirty years. Like just imagine that right on sunset like right at that. Big intersection. Just like big porn like a a huge porn like hundreds of seats porn. I think that's amazing. Seen it all ages. That's yeah. I wouldn't think that is a because it's a five way stop there. Yeah. Whenever there's a five-way stop. It's almost like the way court. You know, like a town square would be back in Europe. There's a lot of stuff centers around that. Yeah intersection. Yeah. All right horn. I wonder if this is like the youths Harry Potter because they didn't grow up seeing the Harry Potter movies like live. So they want this. Yes. Maybe they're getting screwed. Right. Let's see what's coming in next number three. Dr Seuss's the Grinch. Hey, grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of who Ville. I like that synopsis. I didn't know what it was until now. But now I do. Blows it for them. Is that Tyler the creator? Yeah. Why wouldn't they release this closer to Christmas? Maybe is close to Christmas sorta I just feel like this would come out like December twenty four th maybe something huge. They don't want to compete. That's probably know that'd be wanna see the in the Christmas spirit. True. Speaking of which I brought gifts for all of the people in studio today. We'll get to that. In the hot picks is going over underperform. The Jim Carey Grinch. What's it at its worldwide gross two hundred sixteen I'm gonna say under an I'll tell you why? Because now because you know, what people were people are not they have too many other options these days, I think, yeah, I think under two. Right. No argument, our first who consensus Kev what's coming in at number two number two creed to who. Under the tutelage of rocky Balboa light heavyweight contender donnas. Creed faces off against Victor Drago son of Ivan the this is the entire family is is is like was the girlfriend's name. Adrian is Adrian's daughter in this where where's rocky son? Yeah. Where's rocky? So we should have rocky junior should be training him a should be played by. Although. Yeah, who's the teller? I don't know. That's not that mile seller beefed up for the role. And then so rocky is the grandfather you're saying. I guess they should do like the beginning of up, and it's just rocky getting older ain't never seen. Iraqi movie. Are you serious one row? So you missed it you you were too old to old as a child movies as a kid. I never went to the movies. And I have never seen a movie I've seen a movie, but not I've missed what was the reason religious or like didn't come up. Like, I never my parents were never like, let's go see a movie, and it never occurred to me to be like, I want to see a movie, and then when I would occasionally go like friends have birthday parties, and they would oh we're all going to go see a mission impossible movie or something like that. I'd be like, oh, this is like a thing people. Do do you like do this a lot like it was just like it was like when you other people went skiing for holidays. You're like, oh, this is like an activity right now is a real thing VHS tapes where where was this movie, Long Island, New York theaters? I know it just didn't come up from it. Just not. Part of movie culture. And even now, I don't even watch him any movies too long. Oh my God..

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"victor drago" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Again, all I agree with Glenn in the sense that when you have the people on screen who are the core of this cast when you have Salone, Michael Jordan, Tessa Thompson. And I would also say foolish Rashad as a says mother. I get those relationships. That's good and interesting stuff. I didn't quite care about bianca's singing career as much as this movie seemed to it seemed like it had. I I wondered if there was more there that just got taken out. I think we we see her sing twice, and she's a good singer. And I like Tessa Thompsons voice. And she seems like she could be a, you know, an interesting artist, Sarah linka, cool, girl. I just didn't Tessa Thomas doesn't seem like a struggle. I think they were desperate just to give more to do in this film, and they do, but it's not character stuff. It's singing stuff. This has the Thompson's character. It was really interesting watching the few scenes we do see them sort of walking around like how famous. Exactly are they supposed to be in this world walking down the street, and nobody saying anything. So I was like this dude is the heavyweight champion in the world. She's apparently some up and coming pop singer or some arby's, and then he walks into because she cheesecakes cheese steak place and everybody knows him and everybody high fives them, but outside of the scene that is like about him being recognized. He doesn't seem to be recognized booed, and there's there's like nobody thronging the hospital when he's in the hospital. There's nobody like hanging around really accept her. Because mean, the other rocky movie that this follows a little bit is is rocky too, which is mostly about his complete ineptitude when it comes to dealing with money and celebrity he has this new found fame, and it almost kills him. He just he just doesn't have the maturity to handle it. I did like a Florian, quote, big nasty and quote montandou who played Victor, right? Victor Victor Drago big cuddly, more like. Isn't all the pawn? Do a lot more. Can you moment? He's not asked to do a lot more than just glower and punch, but he injects into those glowers a kind of wounded quality like a kind of like, oh, he's he just needs some comforting. I think he does I reminded me so much of how the Olympics were covered in the eighties where it was always sort of the idea of the United States athletes against these kind of Russian at the time Soviet sort of robot, big gigantic unstoppable machines, and that wasn't just in sports like boxing that was in sports like ice skating that was in all and gymnast IX, it was this idea that sort of you had these Soviet athletes that were presented in American propaganda is kind of personality lists robotic perfectly trained that the trade off was they don't have much personality, but they're perfect and unstoppable. And that was what this felt like to me, and I have. To say, the training that had honest goes through in this film to to face Victor is based on or bear some similarities to some of the training that rocky went through the Siberia training route that not training, which I love this. The thing from rocky for you're talking about right where he's in this in this cabin. He's pulling like an Oscar to and running up a mountain felt based on that. But it seems ludicrous. But it's so good, but it looked like cross fit. If you've never seen a guy just hammering the ground like, you don't understand how hipsters workout. Hammer to the ground is just a tire or six exactly tire. I wanna say I do appreciate that. This is not the finest training. Montage in the in the rocky add the best ones, they have specific tactical purpose? The thing we see them do where they keep one foot inside the tire. I got that destroyed body shots. I thought that was super cool. I got that. And I guess the thing we're like he has the helmet on and he's like lifting with his head. Right. I mean, you're going to break your neck..

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"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

"One of them is Ralph breaks the internet. This is the sequel to record Ralph Johnson Riley's video game. Character takes a trip to the internet along with his plucky Powell vanilla again voiced by Sarah Silverman. What did you say? Your name was Ralph Ralph well record, Ralph you arts reading and are for you. Hearts hearts hearts. Don't. Like ralph. He's adorable Brian the movie guy. What do you think I think this is a great movie? This is what Disney Disney slash Pixar, whoever this isn't picture. But does he does a great job of creating animated films sequels that are just as good if not better than the original? And I think this is one of those that I'm still back and forth because he originally was nice and fresh this one they're they're diving into a bigger territory with the internet. I don't know why it's not called Ralph wrecks the internet. But I have a call into Disney. So we'll figure that out. That's funny. So many things work well in this film. It goes deeper into friendships. There's a lot of great themes that I think is the most important part. It's great for kids and adults are going to go and like it. I think there's some timestamped references that that, you know, twenty years from now kids are gonna be like what are they talking about? But outside of that, this is hilarious, and heartfelt. Just a really really colorful creative. Witty and resonant film. I'm going to give Ralph breaks the internet a B. Plus, right. Michael Jordan Sylvester Stallone are back for creed. To this time Donna's creed fights, Victor Drago, the son of the Russian boxer who killed creates father Apollo again. Do you have to prove? You wouldn't be any good anybody? If you didn't do which. Wouldn't be able to breath, right? Anybody? Away Felicia, Rashad.

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"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

"One of them is Ralph breaks the internet. This is the sequel to wreck it Ralph John C Riley's video game. Character takes a trip to the internet along with his plucky Powell vanilla again voiced by Sarah Silverman. What did you say? Your name was Ralph Ralph well record, Ralph you arts wrangling are for you. Hearts our hearts. Like ralph. He's adorable Brian the movie guy. What do you think I think this is a great movie? This is Disney Disney slash Pixar, whoever this isn't Pixar. But does he does a great job of creating animated films sequels that are just as good if not better than the original? And I think this is one of those that I'm still back and forth because he originally was nice and fresh this one they're they're diving into a bigger territory with the internet. I don't know why it's not called Ralph wrecks the internet. But I have a call into Disney. So we'll figure that out. That's funny about that. So many things work well in this film. It goes deeper into friendships. There's a lot of great themes that I think is the most important part. It's great for kids and adults adults are going to go and like it. I think there's some timestamped references that that, you know, twenty years from now kids are gonna be like what are they talking about? But outside of that, this is hilarious, and heartfelt. Just a really really colorful creative. Witty and resonant film. I'm going to give Ralph breaks the internet a B. Plus, all right. Michael, Jordan Sylvester. Stallone back for creed. To this time Donna's creed fights, Victor Drago, the son of the Russian boxer who killed creeds father Apollo..

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"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on KOMO

"The movie guy is here early this week since we have a bunch of movies opening for the holiday weekend. One of them is Ralph breaks the internet. This is the sequel to wreck it Ralph John C Riley's video game. Character takes a trip to the internet along with his plucky Powell vanilla. Again, voiced by Sarah Silverman. What did you say? Your name was Ralph Ralph well record, Ralph you marks rending and are for you. Hearts our hearts hearts. Hundred. Like ralph. He's adorable Brian the movie guy. What do you think I think this is a great movie? This is what Disney Disney slash Pixar, whoever this isn't Pixar. But does he does a great job of creating animated films sequels that are just as good if not better than the original? And I think this is one of those that I'm still back and forth because the original was nice and fresh they're diving into a bigger territory with the internet. I don't know why it's not called Ralph wrecks the internet. But I have a call into Disney. So we'll figure that out. That's funny. So many things work well in this film. It goes deeper into friendships. There's a lot of great themes that I think the most important part. It's great for kids and adults are going to go and like it. I think there's some time stamped references that debt twenty years from now kids are gonna be like what are they talking about? But outside of that, this is hilarious, and heartfelt. Just a really really colorful creative. Witty and resonant film. I'm going to give Ralph breaks the internet a B. Plus, right. Michael Jordan, Sylvester Stallone back for creed. To this time Donna's creed fights, Victor Drago, the son of the Russian boxer who killed creates father Apollo again. You have to prove. You wouldn't be any good anybody? If you didn't do which loss. Wouldn't be able to breath, right? Good anybody with is the right way Felicia.

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"victor drago" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Double Toasted

"He started out his Brett and grew to be not a Brett so see him go back to that. It's like I can see I can see him having traits to that same person. But I like rocky so much. I like the way he talk at a rocket. Oh, man, you talking man light. This man has given up everything they help you out live. This man loves you. And you you say some of the most hurtful things to him. Can be. Is that what you're trying to say? No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying I'm not going to be here for what's supposed to me. It made. You gotta do your smart thinking, but you wanna talk about smart decisions. You want US House all alone who've been taking care me. I've been here for you. Dale. Dale. True. But you got to do that to me that was one of those Jerry Springer fights to me. Really? Yeah. Where somebody where people say words, I say something you say something in a mmediately were yelling each other and saying the worst possible. That's not or Ganic people actually talk lead up to it. It's like that flipped on a dime. I don't I I don't know if I saw Jerry Springer fight. I mean, I did like it be. Because again, I thought that. It just showed how much this guy loved creed. I don't I don't know how how believable it is on creeds part. But on so best alone. Iraqi Rockies part, I could see the pain of him saying how come out and say can't say it. Yeah. But he wants to say. It's gonna kill you. And I don't wanna lose you. And rocky Sylvester Stallone is the one that makes that scene, you know, he's the one that's the pain in that scene. And that's the only reason to any degree that Michael Jordan this dialogue works right there. You know, it's a halfway affect of seem to me. I mean, it's funny because that's one of the few scenes, I we'll talk about that is not written the best. But because of one person's performance is very powerful. Okay. I will one hundred percent agreement on the draw. Goes the draw goes in this movie shallow, hell, man. They. You're right. It should have been Ivan. I'm sorry. Victor Drago is moving. Yeah. How how would you? Let me ask you. How would you do it would you would you make a whole different movie and call it Drago, and then have lead up like marvel universe? Type thing. I know you can't do that. But I would have given them much more screen time. Maybe even sixty forty. I mean, if they had to fool the audience, whatever. But but seeing victim Drago come up, and it how him in Ivan eleven maybe Ivan's an alcoholic or he's just he's just so obsessed with what he had and what he lost. And they go on a big deal about the mother leaving and too that credit. They got Bridget Brazil, Milton back. I guess her Stallone patch things up. Yeah. So that's kind of cool. Although have you had you not seen? Rocky four. How much that means to you? It depends on a lot of several place in the movie that really depend on. You haven't seen the other movies for for that are being impact?.

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"victor drago" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"He died right here in his hands. Because at that time rocky was coaching for his one time rival Apollo creed. And by the way, one of the things about this movie that is so enjoyable and it's an enormously enjoyable movie. I mean, it it really works on almost every level eight to say it 'cause you know, the eighth movie like this. But it all feels so familiar and the familiarity of it the familiarity of some of the scenes in Philadelphia. Yes, inevitably including the art museum steps. Makes the film very winning. And you know, what Stallone playing a rocky as an older guy who has trouble connecting with his own son. His only son and has basically taken on a Donna's creed as a surrogate son, and he's trying there's there's all kinds of material about romance with the donnas creed. And with him becoming a father himself with his Bianca his love interest from the previous creed film who here is again, played by Tessa Thompson who also in Black Panther in any event, the fighting scenes are tough as you would expect they are not unpredictable. And but they're well staged and the movie has its ingenious elements when when finally. Donnas is getting ready for his climactic fight with Victor Drago. Not only does somebody else turn up from the past. It's actually Stallone's ex wife in real life Brigitte Nielsen. Danish actress, but.

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"victor drago" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:22 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Time because there's a great big movie released tomorrow to check out the very latest from Hollywood. Okay. One of the big movies. Tomorrow is the latest rocky movie, and this is the eighth rocky movie. Can you believe it? No, really, it's it's unbelievable. I was actually trying to put together the biography of rocky Balboa who was actually born as a character in one thousand nine hundred seventy six though, I think the character is actually supposed to have been born in nineteen forty six and it's always played by Sylvester Stallone, and he's bang now this movie, though, it features rocky Balboa as a very major character. The main character very clearly is a Donna's creed who is the son of Apollo creed. Illegitimate, son. And if you saw the last movie creed that that was a terrific film. And it was directed by. Ryan Kugler who is about the hottest director anywhere right now because he went on from doing creed number one which was a big success to doing Black Panther, which was an epic success in one of the more. Successful of all marvel movies and considered a breakthrough. And by the way, a lot of the cast here is from Black Panther including the star, Michael b Jordan who played. The rival to Black Panther in that movie, and he was also in fruitvale station, which was directed by. Ryan Kugler a he is back playing donnas creed whose father Apollo creed was killed in the ring he was killed by this vicious Russian boxer. It was still a time when he was killed when I was still a Soviet boxer. That's how long ago that was. And he was killed by Yvonne Drago is played by dolph Lundgren dolph Lundgren is back, and he still looks mean and fearsome informal, and he hasn't even more fearsome and formidable son who is training for a big challenge to take the championship from a creed. Fixer Drago, son of Ivan Drago infamous kill Apollo pre appeared today to issue of challenge for Donna's. Pre don't do this. I ain't got a choice. Okay. He died right here in his hands. Because at that time rocky was coaching for his one time rival Apollo creed. And by the way, one of the things about this movie that is so enjoyable, and it's an enormously enjoyable movie, I mean, it really works on almost every eight to say it because, you know, the aids movie like this put it all feels so familiar and the familiarity of the familiarity of some of the scenes in Philadelphia. Yes, inevitably including the art museum steps makes the film, very winning. And you know, what Stallone playing a rocky as an older guy who has trouble connecting with his own son. His only son and has basically taken on a Donna's creed as a surrogate son, and he's trying there's there's all kinds of material about romance with the donnas creed. And with him becoming a father himself with his Bianca his love interest from the previous creed film who here is again, played by Tessa Thompson who is also in Black Panther in any event, the fighting scenes are tough as you would expect they are not unpredictable. And but they're well staged and the movie has its ingenious elements when when finally. Donnas is getting ready for his climactic fight with Victor Drago. Not only does somebody else turn up from the past. It's actually Stallone's ex wife in real life Brigitte Nielsen. Danish actress,.

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"victor drago" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Double Toasted

"Stop. Just looking at Michael Jordan in the guy. Victor Drago I just keep thinking, how are these two guys in the same weight class? First thing I thought of two, man. He's a foot tall and he's three hundred pounds more than likely, pure muscle guys, Hugh, yeah, that's what I was like, what the hell who let this happen? Boxing is crooked. But yeah, right. I mean, do you really believe that Mike. The brain. Because that's not fair man. That's one of the things I don't. They don't have fights like that. Yeah, exactly. Man. In a one, one of the things that you see is that whatever you think about the fourth rocky movie rocky with the head, Ivan Drago in there, it's a series of monetize serious montages. Video games. Rocky despondent made it to the boss. That's partially seen that movie was weird movie even at a young age. Yeah. Yeah, that's where they really get into. It's not about the trauma so much most about who's the villain in the next one. And it was just it's just so jingoistic. It really is. Yeah, that, hey, jangle chain too. You know what, what they did was say, what you will when they were whether it was cartoonish not the billers weren't timid and they brought that here. Yeah. The things that he was doing in Vetrella. That's not what a human body can. Right. He's like to be like six, four doing those things on push-up position? Yeah, whatever that move was those things rope. So you move it was hard to do by themselves, right? So he's doing pushups position, losing his body, his Avs arms and sliding down. Yeah, that's a lot of force generated. That's a real. Do not even a CD effect. Yeah, I'm looking at that and combine it. I mean, they really selling guys being something being something dangerous like he could kill right there. Yeah, like huge doing that. Yeah. Like he like he actually beat the fuck out of gravity. Yeah. You look at how high he is off the ground. Yeah, man. And I don't think that's the. Guy that big? No, no. Does. Painting, do purple. Draw some allows on his render his mind. Any they look, I'm sure they won't do it, but it does seem like all right, not just the threat of losing a fight, but threat of his life is sure. Done a great job bring in that elevating, man. What if they do a switch? A Roo where the fight happens in the first twenty minutes. He's crippled he become creed is a paraplegic for the rest of movie, and it's all about living which this new life yours. A what? A what a creed walks. Fuck this. Movie just over the credits. Walked out the rain because there was a fight negotiation where you wouldn't get enough money, but the guy was a foot taller them same way he walks out and just goes into the crowd and just leaves. It's a real clip that happens. I'm thinking that Sheikh because this guy's massive and. Fair for the guy you really do. I mean, how much predict how this gonna come out now, I will say, again, referring to rocky four is almost like they decide to take something that was seen that scene like one of the most superficial. You know, emotionally just kind of fake rocky movies. They say, you know what? This is where we can go in kind of Rick con that sure we can take what was just kind of goofy film and adds some drama to it and make it some a little more serious too, because I mean, really. Rocket foil, which is kind of downright silly. Sometimes. Key playing keys. The most perfectly friend ever. Whatever..

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"victor drago" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"victor drago" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"The other day I could do eighty and nobody really cared. We all knew you couldn't do ninety five, but you know, eighty was probably fine and anything below that you were safe and everybody's. Nope, we're going to call it the way it's supposed to be every freak out. It's still the law. It's still the rule. It's been there. It's just now nobody knows quite what to do. At least you know, Seventy-three. They said it Seventy-three. At least you know that you're right. It is hard to tell if you're the defender. I, it's hard to tell if your Fender, but also to you've got this situation where after while you feel like what, what am I supposed to be doing as a defender? How am I actually supposed to be going after? I'm I'm more with the people who say, sorry, because the some degree, the guys the guys not even to the basically all degree, the guys who were banging their heads in the trenches, the guys who are making the tackles and all that stuff. The linebackers if you're not Khalil Mack, you're. Making your money because of what the quarterbacks are doing. What the running back to doing what the defenseless wide receivers are doing. All that stuff is why the revenues in the league. One of the reasons at least are so big that allow you get your money anyway to be ignored and treated unfairly. I get all that again. I don't have a problem with a hierarchy of importance. I mean, again, it's transparent. The league doesn't do a good job of hiding it again, it's it's the confusion you if you leagues do by the way you brought up like the the complaints you might as well be using a flag. I, I actually coming up. I I think there's a way to use flag in the NFL in football that if nothing else would just create less confusion about what you're supposed to be doing, talk about that coming up next Donald show, Kaminsky brothers, ESPN, LA Sodano, show cabinets. Keep brothers in for George about fifteen minutes a mean Alhassan ESPN NBA front office insiders hanging out with this for a little bit talk. Some NBA break down the. Lakers what's going on the Jimmy Butler front. You were just watching Brian. The creed will not the trailer, but they have this sort of side by side because it's a, it's it's creed, son, yes. Donna's Adana fighting play by Michael Jordan Geragos leave. His name is Victor Drago played by Michael Jordan right that that would be a hell of an acting feet. The plot is I understand it from the creed to trailer, which I think was released today is that a donnas creed, the son of a Pollock creed will be fighting and trained by naturally rocky Balboa fighting Victor Drago the son of the site under on Drago who killed in what was supposed to be exhibition match. Just an exhibition, right? Apollo because rocky did not tell. Well. Did you turns out and you're right, Andy, the trailer did just come out today. So when have in right. I. They have is top and bottom sort of side by side comparison of rocky in a moment, staring down Drago in the new movie and rocky staring down Drago in the old movie and rocky four, which was eighty six. I think it's eighty six and and I was just remarking how dolph Lundgren kind of looks pretty good and looks like he's had less worked on than than rocky who. And if you look at the clip from rocky four still on it already started getting work done. I face the face. Rocky four is not the face that he hasn't raw just standard of looking like you've had less work than Stallone like that's not a high Bartik visible. Basically in less your Mickey Rourke, you're gonna pass. I'm just saying, doll flyer looks pretty good. We end of the idea by the way of Donna's fighting the son of Endre go, yes, yes, I'm in..

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'Creed II': Michael B. Jordan risks it all for Creed-Drago Round 2 in new trailer

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

01:44 min | 2 years ago

'Creed II': Michael B. Jordan risks it all for Creed-Drago Round 2 in new trailer

"Were just watching Brian. The creed will not the trailer, but they have this sort of side by side because it's a, it's it's creed, son, yes. Donna's Adana fighting play by Michael Jordan Geragos leave. His name is Victor Drago played by Michael Jordan right that that would be a hell of an acting feet. The plot is I understand it from the creed to trailer, which I think was released today is that a donnas creed, the son of a Pollock creed will be fighting and trained by naturally rocky Balboa fighting Victor Drago the son of the site under on Drago who killed in what was supposed to be exhibition match. Just an exhibition, right? Apollo because rocky did not tell. Well. Did you turns out and you're right, Andy, the trailer did just come out today. So when have in right. I. They have is top and bottom sort of side by side comparison of rocky in a moment, staring down Drago in the new movie and rocky staring down Drago in the old movie and rocky four, which was eighty six. I think it's eighty six and and I was just remarking how dolph Lundgren kind of looks pretty good and looks like he's had less worked on than than rocky who. And if you look at the clip from rocky four still on it already started getting work done. I face the face. Rocky four is not the face that he hasn't raw just standard of looking like you've had less work than Stallone like that's not a high Bartik visible. Basically in less your Mickey Rourke, you're gonna pass. I'm just saying, doll flyer looks pretty

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