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"viggo mortensen" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Redirect police funding. Here's number two again. We saw the tweet the streets on a joke. It'd manipulators Biden Street after these two L. A deputies were shot. He says. Weapons of war have no place in our community doesn't mean anything. Weapons of war folks. It's just a focus group tested word radical liberals use when they don't want to say anything. We need to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Which will by the way that means rifles and standard capacity magazines. For those, you don't speak liberal or Joe Biden. Assault weapons is a meaningless term. It doesn't There's no perimeter around that it doesn't mean anything. It's like it's talking about a truck and then you mean a car. Why don't you set a car that looks like a truck hit me A truck means anything. That's what you say when you say assault weapons because there's no not assault weapons. Just like when you talk about a truck. There are non trucks, right bikes, cars and you have you have characteristics of those things that make it a truck. That's why it's a category. Well on assault weapons supposed to be a category because you want to ban it? Well, what's a non assault weapon, The others nothing. Everything's an assault weapon of that's why they used these terms. Weapons of war. High capacity magazines. What he means is standard capacity magazines. Which means you will in fact, be the song. Ladies and gentlemen, again these air his words, they're not mine. I'm not hypothesizing. I'm not adding anything to it. I'm simply reading to you what he is what he's tweeted out on his social media account. Or whoever's managing his brain on any given day and in replaying his own words in an interview. Money away from the cops. Firearms away from you sounds very safe. Good luck, folks. Gonna be living through that Viggo Mortensen movie the road soon, but he goes in the basement already screaming. I They're missing limbs. It's like watch time you watch the movie. You know what I'm talking about? That'll be next in the Biden administration. No firearms. No cops either. Good luck with that. Maybe not. No cops to be fair to him. Less cops and less money. No, no, He was just lying when he said that. Oh, Okay. Sorry. Finally again, Here's the evidence. Here is 10 to 3. Let's bail out all the criminals and bad guys here is his vice president. Actually, she's actually running for president, but he knows Biden's not there. Ah, Kamala Harris, if you're able to chip in now to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, help post bail for those protest thing on the ground in Minnesota, so just to be clear he's soon to be president. If they win. Kamala Harris. God forbid. Buyten's are gonna be president again. Harris Pied administration wants you to bail out. Is one of our old tweets. She hasn't deleted it by the way. The people who burned down the city of Minnesota. That's fascinating. Because Minnesota, CBS, the local, CBS, not the national, CBS, These are actual local reporters on the ground had this article up I saw which was fascinating. Lionel Tim's accused in another serious assault. After being bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund. I wonder if that was one of Kamala Harris is dollars that went there to bail out Lionel Tim's accused in a quote another serious assault after being bailed out by the Kamala Harris crew. This is your soon to be president in waiting if she wins. You like that plan? No firearms for you Less cops for you, too. Let's bail out the bad guys to beat the snot out of you. So you can't defend yourself, but even better if you do, let's prosecute you like that lunatic and ST Louis who prosecuted the McCloskey's for daring to defend their property. If they're violent protesters bashed down a gate to a private street and threatened to attack them. Yes, sounds very safe. Good block. Dan Bongino show 20 years Millions of customers.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"And our movie mogul is John Moawad honor disc instituting, Pittsburgh, Newsline. John big week for you, buddy. Bigly. Oscar week. All right. So let's do the best actress nominees and help me out with the the woman from Roma is it Ulitsa. Yes. Up Perico apparition CEO CEO. I was in the neighborhood. I got Glenn Close in the wife. Olivia Colman in the favorite lady Gaga in a star is born and Melissa McCarthy way out of her type in can you ever? Forgive me, actually, saw that movie very serious role for a true story too. Yeah. Israel. Absolutely. So what we have here. Guys are the best actress category kademi awards, and it's so interesting because we have for you. We have it's over the poor Glenn Close who has been nominated seven times Bernas Renault wings, but is terribly regarded as the best actress is out there to have Lewitt's McCarthy. Here's here's comedic actress who's a sequel actress playing against type as you mentioned John in a role. That's very serious with a great character. Arc nailed it. We have lady Gaga who was known as dishing performer former burlesque star who's now taking over the role in the icon. Almost iconic role in a star is born in Nells that there's. Lydia Coleman who? She versatile this English actress that in the last two years he's played the Queen Elizabeth in the crown as well as a character on Thomas the tank engine. She can do it. Also, you have always great personalities, and then you throw in Ulitsa in the Mets this never acted before. She was a preschool teacher waiting six to eight months for her her permits to come through. So that she could teach. She takes over for her. Kriton rolling Roma in just knocked out of the parts of it is really an incredible category. We've got access is all over the place. I look for Glenn Close. And this one is then partly because all the nominations before. Do you think? That can't the breadth of work does play a role in in her in her role as to why summer, Kansas. A wife powerful and children's. They're rated it. A lot of the talk around town is that per narration. Even so good that that might be that extra. Bit pushes are over the top. Let's flip to the best actor category of Christian bale as Dick Cheney and vice Bradley Cooper in a star is born William Defoe at attorneys gate. Yeah. Eternity or turn it. What did I say attorneys? Make a case for that. And it's is it ramming Malik or Remmy, Renae, Matt. Yeah. Bohemian rhapsody and Viggo Mortensen Mortenson in green book so about these guys. Yeah. What an incredible category Christian bale nominated for vice like you said. Now he's been nominated for four. So you've got these people are just incredible for kademi nominations. He won one for the fighter years ago. And we know this I can just really play it all of your Murchison self and his role changing himself literally on the screen. It's incredible. You have Bradley Cooper who had actually nominated for four kademi awards as well kind of known as this sort of a star. But now over the past few years, the director producer. Multi-talented considered one of the best at his roles in the business right now. So that's incredible. You have Romney now, this is I for bohemian rhapsody. But man, did he transformed? On the screen. It really amazing. And then you have ego Mortenson now Vigo he's been like a character actor all these years, but what he's kinda slow is speaking off this third category domination. For green book. What if I mean if you guys so green book what a what a great role he played? It's even last year and was a captain fantastic. He was nominated for that will so good. I mean, this guy is so good. But let's take a look at will. Born William Defoe like you mentioned Larry nickname in high school Willem. So he goes by Willem to sell an attorney is the story of Vincent Van Gogh. And the way they stretch that character. What's he put out on the screen? I'm kind of looking for Willem Dafoe other take home the Oscar this tomorrow, it'll be the best picture category, which on Milwaukee on movies on our disc institute of Pittsburgh news line, John. Thank you. Thanks, guys. So who you gonna pick? You didn't ask you for best.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on Talk Filmy to Me
"A lot over words. So you know, credit to it. I would I would hundred recommended is that the film that people think is racist. Or is he actually the portrayal of black characters? You know, it's both. And I think, you know, some people from certain groups all kind of crow size in the way that it was portrayed in the way that that dynamic was like, oh you've made him look stupid, and you've made him look like he's just being saved by a white guy. So I get it. It's life doesn't not simple life is in you know, completely linear incompletely find you know, that you're going to encounter these issues, nor everybody's educated nor everybody's going to be respected. And I think this film isn't afraid to show that and that's what I really respect about it. I like a film that isn't afraid to go look life as and sunshine and days. It's not like, you know, the rose colored glasses. This is what happened like this is the truth about what happened. Exactly up apparently, a low of the screenplays based on Vega. Morrison's. Character held a diary apparent is based on true friendship. She did and is based on current Ramon this that it was. Since character IMO life had a diary, and they used a lot of that diary now, I don't know how much is true. From that diary side. I might have been things dramatized from it. But yet show events as they happened incentive. We went to these places and the big things that happened in that film. Yeah, definitely happen. And yeah, I think it's something about great storytelling. There seems to be some really nice narrative points in ten story in a respectful way. Who's who's the MVP and his film because it looks like alleys not getting the attention. He deserves from what was in the alley is really shines in this rule in his particular rule. I think both of them together are fantastic. I feel like I don't wanna give spoilers of anything. I feel like he has some very emotionally charged scenes, and some, you know, things where you can tell how feeling without even using words. You know, what I mean much is so expressive, and he's just wonderful. And what does I do think that he should be given more recognition personally because you know, what son at around his character in the struggles that he faced in the racial segregation. And it was just Viggo Mortensen character that saw of helped him out of that and helped him to. So, you know, become more accepted in his in historical, certainly not the deep south, of course. But. Yes. I do agree that all these being snubbed in the sense that he should have been like lead actor best lead. After the you know, it it's a difficult one. I think they were both wonderful. But he is the star of me he really stood out the two of them. It's it's difficult one. No, I well what when the March difficult thing one tons of schools and lots of Claude. It's obviously took films who scores to mice important one, of course, out five whereas sit few incredible one being Marco by transforms four five solid. It's very solid. I personally really enjoyed it. I don't think it's got a week left or a couple of weeks. Actually now is asking do run for a few weights, independent malls. They have it for five green book. Is sound like Beethoven. You'll music you do. You can do. What do we do about the bone is been a minute since we played one of these guys? And I also see let we play games pay for. It's kind of fun gave it a list of the the smorgasbord of awesome talk films stuff. And she went Keijo nonsense. That's right. That is fuck out of my way. Reproved description. You're like. Martinez. Basically, nNcholas cage craziest. Obey his starting over ninety eight movies ninety eight films over he's a lustrous career. Some of them absolute classics, some of them on nNcholas cage movies. I have a list here of synopsis from movies taken from AMD all my imagination..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Yes would have been nominated for best picture in nineteen eighty three or nineteen eighty eight or nine hundred ninety three you could put it out at any point in the last forty years. It would be exactly the same movie Mahela Aaliyah's, Donald Shirley is very good in this movie Viggo Mortensen is doing a very broad victory victory away. But it, but it felt it felt minor and Simple. sick. And Pat, and kind of this is a comforting movie if your view of race has not evolved at all in the last forty years, the more a white person. And you're a white person the more you read interviews with Donald Shirley's family, the clearer. It is that they didn't talk to any of them or find out any actual information about Donald Shirley or how he lived his life. The movie has a great big plot point that Donald Shirley is estranged from his family and hasn't talked to his family in ages and his family says that is completely untrue. He was close with his family talked to his family all the time. The movie does not care. There's a telling moment in the Golden Globes where Nick Villalonga accepts a Golden Globe. And says boy every time I see Linda Cartolini who plays his mother every time. I see Linda Cartolini in this movie. I just think that's my mother there on the screen, and I think that's for him. The point of the movie is this is a movie about my family. And it does not give a crap about Donald. Shirley, does not give a crap about his. Experiences at all it cares about this guy who became this guy's driver for a little while the movie establishes at one point that they call him Tony lip because he be S's all the time. And it takes his word as gospel and puts it up on the screen, and that's our story of how the races can work together because this racist learns this one guys. Alright it. Uneven. I gotta madder and madder. Ever since seeing this movie, I can tell you think on you know, what I say things like this is a movie for your parents. I you know, I have been accused of ageism and that's a fair cop. I get that. But for this particular film, I believe that in this country. There is a generational divide between those who believe that racism and prejudice are the exact same thing that there's no difference between them so they seek out stories of people, overcoming prejudice because prejudice is personal prejudice is individual. And you can't it can be combated. It can be defeated through personal contact so individual reconciliate individual reconciliation so stories about friendships across the races or good people taking a stand like the help those are just keyed into this is this is their view of what racism is small personal. And I will say I do think there are still plenty of people of all ages who believe that that's Stella pernicious idea this film posits that that is the answer to racism or as fairly himself said. During a speech finding common ground. That's what that's here's the other thing. The first thing that you see Tony one of the first things you see Tony lip do in. This movie is come home to his his house discovered that his wife has allowed to black men who are working on something around the house to have a glass of lemonade and Tony lip goes over. And because these two black men have drunk out of these glasses throws the glasses away that is vicious vile racism, and the idea that the way to look at this story is Donald Shirley. And this person who throws out drinking glasses from black men who worked at his house need to find common ground. Like why that is so bizarre to me, and it is such an offensive idea. I don't understand where that's coming from. I don't think the film ever justifies. Even like, I don't think the film ever explains how Tony lip even become someone from there. Who likes Donald Shirley or is willing to spend time with him in a car? Let alone the fact that he's a vile racist seems to kind of evaporate magically once. They are on the road. I think the move bad. It's boring. It's what way too long does not justify its existence..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Radio sixty six. And we're back final hour before Evan Roberts takes over at ten o'clock. We've got Mr Brian Rascon at the controls in the co pilots chair and in just a little bit. Brian Costello will join us talk about the jets, and obviously they're coaching hire. Which is I I can't even say somewhat controversial. It's very controversial. And I would say that the the fans will be loaded for bear on Monday. When Mr. gaze is announced at his press conference as the head coach of the NYJ's, so we'll get into that in a little bit. While we're waiting for our phones to populate at eight seven seven three three seven six six six six couple of little items. We talk about movies a lot. And in this time when you really don't have great basketball being played in New York and hockey with the Rangers weeknights which used to be filled with baseball not happening. The to other forms of entertainment and movies. And I saw a movie the other night that I thought was great, and it is a controversial movie. And I can't understand why I watched it. And I thought oh, this is terrific. Where's this movie? But I didn't know anything about it. When I came into other than it had won a Golden Globe award and it had a couple of actors. I really like Mahershala Ali and. Another actor who I really really enjoy and. It was it's called the green book. Now, the the story they didn't know anything about it came out November story was there was a black concert pianist in one thousand nine hundred sixty two by the name of Don, Shirley. He lived above Carnegie Hall in a very palatial apartment with all sorts of art wonderful, the trappings of luxury very very well off. And he's going to tour the south and this is nineteen sixty two. So the green book is a book that was written. The tells black people where they could stay in the south and be safe as opposed to trying to get into another hotel and be rejected or beaten up for. You know, the story. So he knows that he's going to encounter problems touring the south no matter how distinguished and educated and good he is because of his color. So he endeavors to hire a driver slash bodyguard for the journey. And he winds up hiring this guy from the Bronx South Bronx. Who was a bouncer at the Copacabana. And this is based on a true story. And he he's a big hit a couple of black plumbers in his house and his wife gives the plumbers a glass of water. While they're working and leaves the classes in the sink, and when he comes out and sees that they've used it. He takes the glasses and throws them away in the garbage. That's the kind of guy. He is. Here's realize it though, he just thinks way it is. So bottom line is he accepts the job. And there's certainly a lot of consternation as to whether he should take it and consternation is whether he should be hired. Because of his his position on racial relations. So it turns into a buddy movie, and the acting is so good. I mean, Viggo Mortenson is the the Bronx guy, and I didn't even recognize him. He's gained like fifty pounds for the role is Harris slicked back as a look like Viggo Mortensen at all. And he drives him around. He goes to Pittsburgh first. And then they go south and he's crew talking guy. Every other words out of his mouth is a swear word, and Don Shirley is refined and dignified and intelligent and everything that he's not, and it's sort of a buddy road movie where they learn from each other where Mortenson supplies the muscle. And it helps Shirley out of a few real bad jams that you would think a black person in the south would get into back in that day and age no matter how good they were. And he bills Mortenson out of a bunch of situations that his talion Bronx upbringing gets him into. And in the end, they become friends, and they understand each other. And they understand each other's way of life, and it's very inspiring movie. And it's directed by Peter Farrelly who is one of the fairly brothers. Who did shallow Hal and dumb and dumber movies? I wasn't big fans of. But I thought he did a great job. And after the film comes out, there's all human cry from Don Shirley's family. Oh, this isn't right. This isn't right. That's not right. It's it's it's a white savior movie. And it's not it's two guys who get to know each other and gets a look past color and look past education and all of that. And appreciate what they have in each other. And on that level of works. So well, and it doesn't gloss over the racism in the south or even in the north back then and today still it doesn't gloss over any of that. It's so good and anybody who's seen it who who didn't come in with prejudice. And with expectations loves it. I mean, rotten tomatoes. It's getting a pluses. I mean, everybody's in yet. There's this hue and cry in a campaign to disparage this movie, and I would just say go into it with an open mind, watch it and see if you don't think it's as good as I thought it's the best movie I've seen in a long time. And I was just so shocked that so many people are dead set against it. When even if any picture that's a bio pic that is based on a true story is never going to get every detail. Right. No matter how diligent their efforts are. But I. I thought they really tried. And I thought they really did a good job in according to the writer, one of the co writers who is the son of the Bronx driver. He had interviews with Don, Shirley and with his dad, and you know, basically corroborated all the information that they got. Anyway, let's move on Anthony and south Jersey's with us. You're on the fan. Anthony. I don't which good. Tony. A couple of points about the jets. Okay. The guy you just had on one hundred percent, right? That was Puglia mcalinden choice. But let me tell you something about the giant problem. With jets is the ownership because. Eight hundred million dollars is probably way to three billion dollars. That's the concern. What he Johnson? I don't think these people people. I know they're not football people don't even know anything about football. So that's why they have to hire a guy to. Hi, guys, more guys. They have no idea. How many owners let me ask you this. How many owners are football guys Jerry Jones? Okay. You know, you can take a couple of other owners maybe who came up through the ranks. But most of them are not football is they're businessmen who have a lot of money. You can afford to buy a team. Right. I understand that. But I think of all what he's probably the least knowledgeable. Okay. I move onto that. Secondly of all us talk about the jets. The jets quarterback really think doll. Definitely the future or the jets. I mean when you wanna put them would y'all rename it. Nobody's doing that. But but he is the guy if you've watched him play is the guy that gives you hope that you look at say, he's got he's got talent. He's got a lot of things going for him that I think he can be the franchise guy is he now. No. I mean, you know, look at his numbers you barely completed fifty percent of his passes. But you watched him in games. And you saw what he could do on the move. You saw his smarts is cool. Everything about him. Makes you think and he was by most people's choice. The number one quarterback in the draft of the Mayfield might be better. But. And you know, you've seen encouraging signs, and he's a guy that you want to build around. All right. We're gonna take a break. And then Brian Costello with his informed opinions about the jets they're coach their quarterbacks. 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"viggo mortensen" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I mean on the third one everyone saw well, you know, what if they're only three, you know, maybe I should choose some classical something just for those. A friend of mine, and I were discussing this yesterday. I tried to play. Use a teacher Mozart Beethoven Franks off Frank Zappa. And of course, now, I'm going to have oh, man. I can't remember brain disorder. Quincy Quincy Jones with jazz. The Michael Jackson. I could be wrong there you see there. Couple others. The fact because I kind of very musical tastes way back when there's a group called the Don Shirley field jazz group, right? And they've they're huge about the same time that Brubeck was huge. Take five and that era jazz really appeals to me. And I think that'd be kind of fun to have by the way, he died. Shirley is the subject of this movie called the green book, which if you've not seen built make a point of seeing. It's fascinating green green book. And it's brand new. It's still a movie theaters. It's worth the price of admission. Check that out Viggo Morton center in this thing. And it's it's fascinating green the grandma. I will do that. I will look it up. I get home and understand that it's a completely true story and Viggo that the character Viggo plays and the and the character of Don, Shirley. They there they were friends until until Shirley died back in two thousand thirteen there were lifelong friends after this. They got together in the early nineteen sixties with Viggo Mortensen character being the guy who drove a Don Shirley around to the southern states to perform show. He's a black guy. Right, right. And the green book was the book that African Americans used during those dark days that would say which hotels would take them in which would not thanks for your call, man. I appreciate it. Bruce Elliott show on WCBS.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on The Filmcast
"That was a whole thing that really turned me off of him in general, but then seeing him producer movie like this and thinking like, oh, okay. That's kind of. Yeah, he walked into you really stepped in after after that project greenlight appearance, given the. The subject matter of this film. I think the impression you get from this movie, and I will say it is very competently made film. I think. Certainly like feels like Peter fairly has advanced great deal in filmmaking since the days of dumb and dumber. I think this is actually like really well made. It's just merely the subject matter and the execution of it. That is lacking the movie was written by the son of the Viggo Mortensen real life character, the real-life dude that Viggo Mortensen splaying, and it shows it shows that it's from that perspective. And and a lot of people find that to be a problem. So again, I think it's it is completely an acceptable movie. Especially an acceptably main movie if you're from an older generation like I hear lots of anecdotal evidence. People tweeting me saying like, oh, yeah. I was with I was with a crowd of retirees white retirees, and they went wild for this movie that someone tweeted that and it's like well sure they wanna screening of the mule instead. It's possible. But I think if if you're from a certain generation, I think you might find this to be a feel-good warm-hearted film. And if you are not from that generation, you might find it too. Pretty rough when it comes to racial politics. So that's green book. I am not a fan. But. Again, it's hard because it's like not like, it's not terribly made. It is competently made it just hard to a movie L hate watch. When it hits HBO. That's a good thing. You should think about doing. So I had a really awkward moment regarding green book, I found myself on the Universal Studios. Lot in the Emlyn studios like bungalow or Amblin entertainment bungalow, for reasons, I can't say, and which if you ever get the chance to go there highly recommend it Spielberg's little workshop there, and I got invited into Spielberg's private theater there, which is also amazing with his personal projectionist, and there's like a candy bar and everything you could think that would be in Spielberg's private theater, and they're like we're really excited. We're going to be showing you like our next films coming out of our slate. And so it was this green book and on the basis of sex that trailer. Yeah. And so it's like me until the people and and they're asking for feedback. And I was like, you know, like. I'm never gonna get to go to this place. Again. Like, do I really tell them think about these two products that they're showing me like it was one of the most like. So indecisive because like you're in Spielberg's home. What are you gonna tell Spielberg your don't like his movies? I don't know. How do you tell God? He doesn't exist. So what did you what did you do? You didn't say anything. I automatically was like well, the green book trailer worked a little bit better for me. This is an amazing candy bar. Full sorry. Well, I went there, and I had to get racist pieces because you AT, and then you realize that nobody can open a recess pieces package. It's they're like sealed by God himself. I don't know. But yeah. So I mostly spent my time trying to fumble the open the candy. And then like said, yeah, you know, I like the first one better, and you know. I'm curious about Peter fairly. But it was it was an awkward scenario like top producers in like a holy place. Then I'll ever. It was just the trailer. It was the trailers. And then they did like kind of big real of all they're like history of Amblin and all this stuff. It was great. But it was you know, when you go there, you expect to get a little bit better trailers than than maybe that. Although there certainly earlier is okay. As a trailer in terms of is you kind of get the sense of what it is. Yeah. All right. Last thing. I wanna talk about that. I saw is. I wanted to go see into the spider versus weakened. Now. I had already seen Spiderman into the spite of at a press screening a few weeks ago. And this is a movie that I really loved them..
Movie Review: “Green Book”
"Which I said, let's see I'm looking up here. I said I watched green book, and it was about a white racist who teaches a black guy how to be more black and how we'd all be better off racists in the victims of racism, just got along. Better your enjoyment of the film will likely depend on your receptiveness that message. And I literally thought I think I'm only my leagues agitating. When I literally thought I was just stating the text of the film like that. That is what I thought the movie was trying to. Say a lot of people were like criticizing me being like, you know. That's super harsh. Dave. And I'm like that is what the movie is like it's Viggo Mortensen plays a racist. There. Mercia Lally plays a black pianist going through Jim crow, south touring and and being subject to racism and the to kind of teach each other. Better understanding if humanity, and I think Mark Harris did a great job of running down like what's wrong with movies like green book, which they feel like they are out of I dunno late eighties early nineties. Right. This kind of by this. This type driving. Exactly, right. The like driving miss daisy. Both sides have something to contribute to the conversation. Like, oh, like like, look at how much we all have to learn from each other. You know, like. I'm sure I can imagine somebody who was big in Hollywood in that period. Looks at this way. Now now, the white guys driving him that's the movie, I know. And so it's not I mean, it's certainly I can understand why people find it to be an offensive film. And in fact, the the relatives of Dr Don Shirley have since come out and publicly denounced the movie, they have said like this movie contained they called it. A symphony of lies is what they said face like everything about the movie is that it is a gross misrepresentation of their relationship because like a big part of the movies about Dr Don, Shirley, the pianist and how he's like so disconnected with his family. And and he doesn't like he feels like a like an outsider to his own race. And it's it's Viggo Mortensen 's mildly racist character that helps them to reconnect with his like, it's all this stuff and his. The real life on Shirley families like well that never happened. None of that was true. But at least it was a symphony of lives. That's correct. The poster will say a symphony. No, I don't I don't know if they're gonna use that poco, Jeff. But in any case, I mean, yeah, it's so it's not even really that accurate and the story as it just it just feels like it's from a different era. Feels like we don't really need this kind of story anymore. We have other choices today about you know, how we've you these types. I mean. Yeah. There's there's a more diverse slate of filmmakers behind the camera. These days that can tell stories like this and from a different and more interesting perspective. So poignant views like, you know, more nuance point of us. I will say when I first saw the trailer for this. And I was like oh, my Herschel eilly. That's so that's interesting. This looks cool Vigo Mortenson and then Peter Farrelly. And I remember we talked about project greenlight a couple years ago. I will never forget how Peter fairly treated producer EFI Brown. And like, you know, she's a really well known and very prolific. Black producer. Yeah. And she's made a lot of stuff and Peter fairly would not show her any any instance of like respect or like there's just like a like subtle racism going on there.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on The Frame
"Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn. My next guest is British filmmaker and visual artist. Steve McQueen his last film, twelve years. A slave won the best picture Oscar in two thousand thirteen when he was in LA recently, we met up to talk about his new movie widows in the film, viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez are among a group of women whose husbands are killed trying to pull off a heist. The women not only have lost their partners. But also any chance to make ends meet and ward off the man that their husbands stole from. So they decide to stage a robbery of their own McQueen co wrote the screenplay with Gillian Flynn, the author of the novel gone girl, and the movie is based on a British TV show called widows that first ran in nineteen eighty three. I saw this TV show says his old with those. It was originally a TV show Belinda the plant, and it really got to me Jones. Okay. Dolly Rowlands, and Bella O'Reilly have a plan to make sure that Harry is this time about you, surely is safe you make sure you get the police, but will he get away. Again. If he does the widows are in bad trouble. You know, I related to the women in that TV show. The fact that you know, they would judge by the parents, and they were deemed as not being able immediately. I had this connection with them. And I love that. Did they venture? They went on surfin navigating the whole idea of these stereotypes, which will put up home them. And it was thrilling to see was that. And I just want to keep the nucleus of these. Women becoming with us through the men attempted to do this highest and they had to because Giresse attempt to do a heist in order to survive. And why they've actually chosen these men and stayed with them. Also big question, isn't it? Okay. Yeah. I mean, it's interesting. What how they I mean? Again, is a Harry von Akot meet. She's definitely from a high closet him. And she's a low cost, you know, opposites attract, and it's a situation where you see these shifts all the time every day, you know, that you know, they existed the stereotypical couple. But that's not what I'm interested. What were you interested in a certain kind of reality is Meigs distance? I love the idea of when when front ca says, for example, to one of those those those Oscar how you how you meet goes follow me, she just brushes to one side because this is his idea of what people having a heads of who could be with who. And that's just the truth. It does a certain situation. Stereotypes given to us because as easily Paletta digest, but unreality there's so much complication and every day, and it's not just a black woman with a white guy..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on The Frame
"And we were filming there and dressed it to look that way. But it was that way and then pizza can you act, and he goes, I don't know. And so he he's the guy who you know, one. They're asking. Doc Shirley to play horseshoes. Yeah. He's the guy out and he's the guy who's who. They're trying to get him to play came. I showed that guy. And it's that guy who told us stories fast. And he told us all these artists at stayed there. Like really big deal superstars, we're talking with Mortenson about his new movie green book. What did Don Shirley, see as his mission as his calling. What was the story that he was telling about himself at about people, look like him through music. Why did you go there? I think that he did that tour down south where he wasn't treated as well as you would have been up north or another places. I mean, he couldn't stay in the hotels. You couldn't eat in the venues where he's playing couldn't use the bathroom. You know? I mean, it was just ridiculous. But he knew he was going to get into that. And he wouldn't get addressing room you'd have to change in basically, a broom closet, and some cases would be paid very little and not treated well. He went to do that for the same. And I would say that Martin Luther King marched. You know with other people because we can because we are citizens of this country, and it's a public road, and I can walk down any road. I want I can walk through any town. I can cross any bridge, and it's in it's a form of non violent protests. So here's a man who who could speak. I don't know eight languages or something he had three doctorates. He was as you see in the movie, you know, played. Excellently by Marsh Lally. He's a he's a gentleman wise person. And he just figured I'll go down. There were white people think that, you know, many of them think that people are subhuman, and how could a guy be wearing a suit. How could a guy play the piano like that? How could he play show fan like that? How could he speak that way? How could he have better manners than they have better education than they just by example, not not being forceful just by showing up? What do you think Tony takes away from his friendship with Don house? He changed by this experience. He evolves it's evident when he returns home to have it into his wife and the rest of his family. And and Nick has told me that. He came back. A changed man to some degree. He was still himself. You know, speaking without censoring himself, and you know, blessed her, and, you know, just the way he always had been, but in terms of how to treat others, you know, particularly those who are you know, different race. He. From then on he toned down, his language, and most importantly, his attitude. We all know that language can involve can change. And but just because you don't use offensive language and words, you can still have racist inclinations, and and thoughts and feelings, but his attitude changed, and his example changed the way the family looked at race to some degree. There was there was an evolution. He learned from from. But they both learn I think that surely his mind to some degree. It's a movie about the limitations of first impressions? Well, and this is where I think this film is its most contemporary, Don Antoni had very little in common. They had completely different educations completely different interests, their tastes in music food, everything with radically different different skin color. They came from totally different pass. They were other. To each other. And yet they saw in each other something that was shared, and they took away from that experience something that they wanted to bring into the world. And that feels like where this film is most relevant today that we can't engage with people who are other than us or listen to to them or see how they see the world. We're not encouraged who should do the most coaching from the president on down. Right. I mean, it's innocence. It's a movie about. Dignity. Acceptance and above all, compassion, compassion is a composite words made of tours..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on The Frame
"Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn. Thanks for joining us. We'll get back now to my conversation with actor Vigo Mortenson about his new movie green book Mortenson plays. Tony limp nightclub. Bouncer who worked as a driver and bodyguard for jazz pianist, Don, Shirley, who's played in the film by Marsha Ali, the two met when Shirley along with a basis and a cellist who made up the Don Shirley trio and Bart on a tour of the American South in the early nineteen sixties when I spoke with the Mortenson, I asked him about some of the reactions that he's heard from people who seen the film, and there's people that said to me, you know, it's great it came out. Now is a good time because the countries divided ideologically there's a lot of intentional indirect something very direct race baiting, and you know, homophobia and all kinds of stuff in the air the adults that people should be behaving. Well, our leaders not always. Lee-ing example lately. But I say, yeah, it is a good movie to come out at this time could because it's entertaining retail a lot of people, and it's not a movie, you wouldn't say, well, let's go see that movie. It's a movie about racism, you'd say, let's go see this movie here. It's funny and a great road movie. And it's a it's a true buddy story. And then you go see it, and whether you're from small town in Texas, or you're from California, it doesn't matter where you see it in the country, and what your political leanings of your household might be. You're gonna you're gonna get a history lesson and a civics lesson. You're going to have something to think about but it's not in your face. I think a lot of people don't even know what a green book is. And I have a personal story that you have a copy. I haven't comic forty copy of the nineteen forty version, but I've a story. My father was a sports writer, and he was working at Sports Illustrated and the nineteen sixties right about the time that this movie was set, and he was on assignment and Florida, and he was traveling with young boxer name cashes clay, and they got to Miami. And they went to the hotels, and my father went to his hotel and cashes clay couldn't come into that hotel because he was an African American in the nineteen sixties and he got his green book. Cashes clay got his green book and found the hotel where a black man can stay in the nineteen sixties. So this is story that I know this story that not a lot of people know that if you are an African American not just traveling south their listings north to in the north. This is your Canada and places. Frankly, your story is set before the Civil Rights Act of nineteen sixty four is passed Brown versus board of education has come out. But the nation has not desegregated at all. And there's certain cities where African Americans cannot go after curfew after towns. Yeah. And that's there's a scene that deals that. I mean, we're thrown in jail for that. In fact, we're driving through a township in Mississippi and one night, and they stop us. And you know, it's because I'm driving. There's a black man in the car or Herschel alleys in the car and Dr early and we were thrown in jail because of that nothing else. I mean, those were laws on the books. It's true. There was there's a motel you remember the scene where I drop them off. It's meant to be Louisville in the thing. And and it's a first time where we don't get to stay in the same place believe and and we were shooting. Scene. It's motel overpass. It's down in the edge of you know, on the edges of New Orleans city in Orleans, and we shooting, and there was a man there an older black man, probably seventies. He goes he started telling Pete fairly they're setting up the lights and stuff in the camera. He goes. Yeah. This is worthy. Motown people do this where you know. Right. Charles and all the Motown's all those people and male and female artists that would come down, and they would play in the best venues in downtown Orleans, but they could not stay at any of the many, you know hotels in downtown New Orleans. They had to stay in this motel. This was a green book motel. We had no idea..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on The Frame
"Joel and Ethan Coen the ballot of busters scrubs. An exploration of life's joys and woes said in the American frontier awards eligible on Netflix. And in select theaters welcome to the frame, I'm John horn. Thanks for joining us in nineteen sixty two Frank fell along better known as Tony lip was a rough around the edges Italian American. Bouncer working at the COPA Cabana nightclub in New York City. Don, Shirley, was a black composer and virtuoso planning a tour of the Jim crow era, south Shirley hired lip as a driver and a bodyguard and along the way despite their many differences, the two. Became friends the new movie green book directed by Peter Farrelly and co written by Tony son. Nick, fellow Longa tells the story of their trip the title refers to an actual guidebook for African American travelers that listed safe places to eat and sleep during segregation in the film Vigo Mortenson plays Tony lip and my Herschel Ali plays. Don, Shirley, warns says that he was initially reluctant to take on the role. He was worried that his portrayal of Tony lip might come across as a Kirk achier. Once he found out that Tony son Nick had recorded several interviews with his father. And with Don Shirley before both men died in two thousand and thirteen Mortenson knew that he'd have something to work with. So I gotta hold Nick Val Longa guy who brought the story to Pete and Tony son. And he said we'll come on. We're let's go have a meal, you know, my brother Frank he's got a restaurant called Tony lips in Franklin lakes, New Jersey and went there, and it was. End up being like a six seven hour. It was almost destroyed me because I hadn't gained the weight yet. I hadn't expanded my stomach with away gain started on my God. Yeah. Definitely did. But it was it was almost lethal because I would get through I get through the second huge plate. And then I was I was done. And I was thinking managed shouldn't have breakfast breakfast. All week. I should say we got another Stromboli for Vigo. Yeah. And they brought another plate, and then I couldn't get through it. And then they're looking they're gone. He doesn't like it. I told you Yeovil cooked. I said, no, no, no, it's great. I just got no more room. Now. It's all right. Don't be shy. You know? So I felt I had to finish the plate. But I have my finish. And they bring another one anyway. And then I said goodbye, but we shared. Fortunately, it was talk just eating, and they told me so many things showed me so many photographs naked already given me these recordings. And then I said goodbye, we did a picture together. I limped to my rental car, and I made a big show of like, I'm driving back to Manhattan. I drove around the corner park the car. Leaned my seat back on did my belt, I'm lay there for an hour, just growing brutal. But but the thing about I mean, so it was you know, I mean, I I don't know how I would have done it without without their help. They were the very generous. These recordings are amazing. And you know, when when Nick's parents his father as well as mother Dolores played by Linda Carter in the movie when they realized he was serious. He wanted to tell the story, and they said, well, the first thing you gotta do is. You got to go talk to don't Shirley, you make sure he's like he's. Okay. Would this first of all? And that he you can check out whether this is true, everything I'm telling you. And if he doesn't want you to make this movie, you don't make this movie, and he was okay. So he goes over, you know, he talked to to Shirley. And Shirley said, yes, these things happen, and I can tell you some more things that happen. But I only ask you one thing. Don't don't make this movie until I'm gone. Well, as you see in the movie for for for good reasons. He. Was someone who that private? He was very private person..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Is looking for a driver you interested. I am not a medical doctor a musician. I'm about to embark on a concert tour. Deep south what other experienced? Don, Shirley, it sounds like it could be good. This is actually I it's surprisingly good. It's very much a throwback to movies from the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies. It's a buddy movie between Don, Shirley, the African American pianist who's taking a a concert tour, the deep south and the man he hires from New York, a kind of a bouncer at the COPA Cabana who becomes his bodyguard and chauffeur during this a trip so that he can take care of any problems that come along. And it's it's a buddy film about how these two bond over the course of their trip. You know, they're very dissimilar characters and nonetheless, they become close friends by the end of the movie, you can consider it a kind of driving miss daisy in that respect, and it certainly soft-pedals the issue of racism in the nineteen sixties in the south. But it's a real. Crowd-pleaser largely because of the two performances in the lead. Roles Viggo Mortensen plays against type he's put on thirty or forty pounds to be play this bruiser from New York and Don Shirley is played by Mosher. Shallow Ali who was so good in moonlight. And he presents surely as an elegant and sophisticated man who's won over by his chauffeur's down a down and out in this is earth. Does as it were. And by the end of the movie, you're almost thinking, you're watching planes trains and automobiles again as they drive back to New York in a blinding snowstorm trying to get there for Christmas dinner. This is a very likeable movie. It's a throwback. It's old fashioned. It soft-pedals the issue of race in the nineteen sixties. But nonetheless, these two actors are so good they work. So well together, they had such a nice chemistry that you'll have a good time in spite of that the movie opens. In limited release in Dallas today. It's only in two theaters the north park innocent, Mark, west plano, and it'll open in more theaters next week for the holiday. All right. Sounds like a good choice. Let's move onto widows.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on FanBros
"And the thing was I did like a whole lot of press leading up to it and I just didn't know for sure. You know, we felt good. Yeah, but you needed to measure up all the experts, Asians, and it did it livered I mean to say the least we, you know, we've gone on and on and on about it. Almost the end of the year does Ostra nominations better. I mean it better and I see, you know, like in as usual, you see, the studios are pulling out right now all Ostra movies, like I know you get invited to every screen and in the world right now, and it makes you. You know, they really need to bring Black Panther back down right now. You ask a voter by the way, or you're just you're just a heavy influence there yet either. Not quite. Yeah, I right vote on certain things, but I'm not voting on the ostrich. Still voting on the soul train. Sleep. I'll be proud of, let's say that's a good thing. Let's not sleep on that because we always made that clear like we don't clown our own. So dunker Neal's g. Right. I could be. Offers many moves as. Yeah. But, but yeah, I, I agree with you. Then I feel like Black Panther needs to be handed ords like let forget vote. We just need to handle words like one major one Ruth card or Ruth e Carter for Qassams I, she just needs to be. They need to just give her the war today. Forget waiting for ask residual up and I'm like, I say, that's, that's the problem right now. They're pulling out all these movies that are geared for winning like I man the new one with Shala green room with him and Viggo Mortensen Marshall. I have no idea what the movies even about, but I know that they are like, this is our austr- movie for the year even. Okay. Yes, he does how they do it though. It's like all these Louise we never hear about unless you're really about that life where you're like a movie watcher, and you know, every fall films from out, you know, they push all these movies out because it's fresh voters, mind, and you push your big movies. You know, they already have a plan for the year like, okay, these are movies. For the summer. These are movies that are gonna win an Oscar. Okay. And what people don't even see is like it wasn't marvelous more forward thinking than the rest where we can put a movie out any time and have it blow to hell of. They don't care. They're saying to the game, they're like, we're not doing summer, but their focus is also been commercial success and pop and pop culture success -sarily for the Oscars. But that's also because the Oscars have largely looked at these types of movies as non contenders so they don't even bother with which was smart. They was like, well, you not check it from me. I'm not checking for you to do what I need to do. And so that's why to release it in February because they knew black history month, etcetera, etcetera. And so now I know they are doing like a limited rerelease of an insert theater so they can get credits back to see it. Yeah, cetera. And hopefully it can still build up enough buzz because that's is big is not the quality of the film or eve, it's devoted suit things against the. It's the quality of the film isn't one of those things. Things that are against it are the fact that it is a superhero film and like you said, traditionally, those don't win. And then it came out in February. And right now they are flooding. Dog invited like twenty screen is a week right now. It's silly. Four, like the major stuff I con came out before tiff and all this other stuff. Where all these other moves that you mentioned were out at all. Ready. Yeah, I man green. I have no idea. What does movies about scene. Seen big o. sitting in a car. Them..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Yeah, and we see this and everything from drama to religious ceremonies. So what Robert, what are some of your favorite horror movie masks? Well, I have to say I've always been very partial to leather face from the Texas chainsaw massacre. Okay. Especially with the first film, but but I I say, I love one and two, and I and I and I really like I like three and four as well. I'll go as high as three. Four. You do. Matthew mcconaughey. I mean, four is a bit wackadoo tool, but you still have McConnell in there doing his thing. I have. What's the one with the aliens. Boo. I don't know about the illuminata in the fourth, maybe that's what I'm thinking. Yeah. I, I don't think we've been blessed with an alien. Plot in Texas chainsaw massacre yet part three though, had Vigo Morrison in it, so Viggo Mortensen. Yeah. Yeah. So that's that was worthwhile. Three was pretty good. Yeah, but, but you're into the mask, right? Yeah, the mask is the the main factor here that we're talking about here today. You know, he had this mask that was stitched together from pieces of leather faces victims, or perhaps the the bodies the the lead, the the chainsaw family is stealing out of the cemeteries. And in that first film, especially, you never see what is underneath it. You might wonder about it, but it's there's no reveal or anything of eventually Hollywood couldn't resist and they depicted leather face unmasks in two thousand three. That's in the remake. Yeah, and Michael bay remake. Yeah, and those fun enough, you know, but it wasn't for me. It wasn't. It says the original film by by any means. I always liked the implication that that it didn't matter like you didn't. It wasn't..
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Way society is still cheat okay well there's a variety of things from a politician standpoint k i believe if you're a bill clinton lord donald trump and i'm not saying they did okay allegedly but let's say you are a politician and a very very high office he up probably have some narcissism you've probably think you're poop dozen stink you have people say yes sir to you you have people get you what every you want whether it's a sandwich whether it's mcdonald's whether it's somebody on the line if president obama wanted to me beyond say he did and the un say was over at the white house i don't know how many times so when you are in that position and you could get anything you like a root beer floats at the drop of the hat you can get a movie have to drop of that as it out of donald trump is a desert words but if i guess donald trump got see the star wars before everybody else did if he wanted to he gets to he's the president if he wants to go to italy he can go to italy he could go whoa every once so what else you know could and i'm not saying this for trump but somebody that has that type of power and that's type of acts as two things if somebody wants a woman and i understand this this alleged affair happened way before right it was not supposed to happen what white house but anyway the but people that are very very powerful whether of the company or i don't know superintendent or knows that have that access to get whatever they want and then when something that drives them the most comes their way and they have access to are they going to v that inclined to say no and having somebody that is of desired by others lakes that person more desirable you know i look at some of the stars you know goodlooking a yeah okay michael cashman viggo mortensen they look like gods okay let's his but they they don't count but when i look at some of these you know actors out there actresses out there without makeup and stuff i mean they look like uri but once they become a star whether it's in the movies rod tv or in porn or whatever and that's.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Not remembering that leather faces birthday him with his jab sawyer didn't hurt me when you see the sawyer family giving a kid a chainsaw for his birthday you don't need to have seen any previous texas chainsaw massacre to know this kids going to be leather face that's what they're telling you by giving them the chainsaw but yes it's ironic he wants to be good he doesn't want to sew up this alleged pig thief right and did you guys see captain fantastic the viggo mortensen movie when he was living in the country yeah so for hit that christmas wherever the called christmas they give the kids knives and bows and arrows but there it's kind of innocuous because of living in the wild and a half to kill animals and they're all excited about it that jumped in my mind watching this movie yes i assume it's really weird that that movie jumped in my head but to give a kid a chainsaw for his birthday a movie called the texas chainsaw massacre it makes more sense but this movie reminded me of the other movie in that hey this is kind of a trend in movies nowadays that you give kids implements the kill people or animals there's even a book published dangerous book for boys i think where yet they're trying to restore lynn kids the love of young dangerous play basically dragging what's interesting for me about this set up is this may be the first one where i think oh were actually going to focus on the killer that's usually we have these innocence that stumble linear that no one cares about and they're meant to be arseny end in and then they're attacked by the rednecks but here my starting in this way i think psychology we might actually get to understand get in the head of liver face.
"viggo mortensen" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"And it was here john right he angry okay a you'll regretted if you don't see the movie i am it's searing it's very difficult to watch and spots because itself full of pain and love combined and a yes this is a abuse of family and there are terrible things that happened in the movie but there is then that notion of the abiding indestructible connection between parents and children and also particularly between siblings the way the movie structured is is this is then it starts out in 1989 when ginette walls very glamorous successful columnist for the new york daily news and she's played in in that capacity by brie larson she's played as a young teenager by a wonderful young actress named ele anderson who had never seen before and her mother is played by naomi watts she's a crazy eccentric artists to only cares about her painting her father is this rascal played by and troubled rascal and drunk rascal much of the time played by woody harrelson will probably get an oscar nomination for this i think if anyone see he's this movie he certainly deserves it in some ways ussl remind you of the film i captain fantastic with viggo mortensen that he got an oscar nomination for less time but this is a much better and deeper film partially 'cause it's darker it it doesn't just show a father whose eccentric in weird and traveling around the country with the kids if somebody is doing real damage to the people around him but not out of malice there is a scene in the film where he's attempting to give a drinking a sequence that has just extraordinarily moving and and in.