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Russell T Davies On Balancing Politics, Tech and a Multi-Year Family Saga in ‘Years and Years’
"The BBC HBO show years and Years Combines the politics economy and tech twenty nineteen and imagine how it all might evolve over the next fifteen years. Emma Thompson is in it. As a celebrity British politician with autocratic leanings but mainly the show follows a family as they deal with the world changing around them. Russell t Davis created and wrote years and years. He's also worked on the show doctor who torchwood and created queer as folk. He said the tech in years and years is like life. It's complicated just to show good and bad. I think some of the saddest moments. It's you have a world war on television and the little five six year old kids just staring into their phones playing their games. So yes there's bad stuff but let's talk about and yet there's very very good stuff. I tell you what to do when I made the choice to said to this around a family that came from one of the good sites of current tech which is very simply the. What's up group? I'm one of three kids two sisters. They've got two kids. Each were Nice family will like each of the wicked on but up until a couple of years ago. My nieces grow up to three years ago. I would've text them twice. Happy Birthday. Merry Christmas now. Oh my God. I went out the other night and I came back to the WHATSAPP group to fifty three messages on the group because because someone at cooked lasagna with butternut squash so yes. There's good stuff if you choose good ride the badge and they could right. You've got to get both because in the end. It's the technology it's it's the people. Well it's great because some of the tech feels really immediate like a headband. That projects a holographic sort of snapchat filter for your face that everyone can see in the physical world. It's futuristic but it's also completely realistic. Yes yes I think it was invented tomorrow. We'd all go and buy one. I mean I find this fascinating. I mean everyone my age. Everyone sends each others photos of themselves looking like a dunk. It will not count rash of instagram. Filters like what dog are you or what Keiko you. I'm certainly a Battenberg. I love those filters and I'm fascinated by the way we love those filters and so the moment someone events a filter you can see in the real world not just on your phone dot com. I will be new for my palace on the moon. Do you have conflicting feelings about tack or is it like so many things where it just reflects? The real world has interesting. I think it's both I think I have to be entertaining but entertain doesn't mean being glib or dust. I think I'm getting older. I think my stuff is full of warnings. Now to be honest it's funny. I'm now in the middle of an eddy of my next drama. Which is we'd each be. Oh Max over there which is about the AIDS crisis of the nineteen eighty s and leaked just watched an idea of an episode warning about viruses and we step out above. Does this virus on the loose? You can't them those lessons from History Indus- strangers no what a world. I was telling people that I'm taking a little bit of comfort in darker timeline but there is something comforting about the passage of time right like you fast forward in these episodes and increasingly terrible things happen but also people are still living their normal lives. Talk to me about that sense of perspective. Yes that's right. I mean it's it was quite hard. Showed a salad sleep with its concept of moving forward in time every episode moves forward a year but actually I sat there and saying doubt dry being questioned by fifty seven times set. That didn't know what else moves forward a year every episode Downton Abbey and so did upstairs downstairs many years ago. It's actually not former drummer. Have invented a sippy by this jobs. Going to the future by a year every absurd that had people scared but in terms of trauma tens of how the characters are getting on lobs. Who who's going out with? Who WHO's cross with? Who who loves to to take yearly jumps in that? It's a very simple dramatic device so I knew that would work. I had the confidence of those. Those full beds to say This'll work and and that sort of creep into the story. Which is that would winner. In in societies when dictators arise all where huge changes are made and and West Society swing from left to right or right to left. It doesn't happen overnight. That's why I wanted. What ends up fifteen year span on the show is social these things slowly creeping up on you and you're more concerned with having tea or for your love or have a good divorce. That's actually the stuff the meat and drink of your life while the biggest shadows falling on new unseen so a needed that stretch to show small picture of people living in a bigger picture
Is Achieving Excellence Worth the Price You Pay?
"Movie on Netflix. Last night with Emma Thompson. I think it was called late night and it was a pretty average movie to be honest but there was this one scene where John Lithgow. Who's playing. Her husband asked her. The question is achieving. Excellence or striving for excellence. Is it worth the price that you're paying? Is it worth the sacrifices that you make and I think it's a really valid point because so often with striving for excellence perfection or best and those judgments are really totally subjective. What you think might be based totally different to what I think might be best and to get there. I still have to give up a whole bunch of stuff. I have to put a hell of a lot of effort. Hell of a lot of time. Sacrifice a whole bunch of other stuff just to be able to get to that point of excellence which is subjective anyway and so. I found it a really interesting kind of anchor point. I think for a lot of people because a lot of times we're looking for excellence or this perfection. But in WHO's eyes we're looking for it in our is then. That's great but if we're looking for excellence in the eyes of other people looking for validation in the eyes of other people if there's no real quantitative way to measure it it becomes totally subjective. And what you could end up doing is giving apple sacrificing a whole bunch of stuff to achieve excellence. You finally get to a point where you have achieved. Excellence in your eyes. But the subjective audience. Out this as well no actually. That's not so excellent after all so I just thought it was pretty interesting perspective. It's funny to me how you can watch the whole movie. And there's really nothing you know worth looking at and then you get that one line that one little piece of Snippet of the movie and you think that was actually worth the two hours invested a little bit like conferences and Events and everything if you just get one or two little snippets out of a one two or three day investment. Probably worth it
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game
"What's making you happy this week is wizards unite now it's a harry potter phone game built on the framework of polka mongo which wasn't built built on the framework of another game very very very very similar only instead instead of catching magical animals to put them in bloody tori like bloodsport where you're looking like amusement really glad you you you help harry potter and his friends rescue magical artifacts and beloved characters from bad spells i think i'm not exactly clear the story elements who's gamer a little fuzzy it's been successful not nearly the phenomenon that poke him on go was each needlessly complicated involves inventory management my least favorite thing about games ever i mean how come i go does to shore and it is also just like cooking logo it's repetitive they're different categories of missions that spring up as you walk around the city and you do have played in the city just like pokemon go and i don't know if i i it's just the most common category or if my commute to work is doomed but my commute is very heavy with ministry of magic missions which is just rescuing the same ministry official the ministry of administrator and doing something with the newspaper kiosk over and over again but then i thought you know maybe that's mehta because in the harry potter cannon the ministry represents faceless bureaucracy it's most mundane aspect of the harry potter world so maybe it's supposed to be boring maybe maybe that makes sense but i'm having a blast for one reason and this is the thing the pokey mongo does not do which is that the game is licensed the likenesses of actors from the film's so i mean if you're in the middle of their commute and you're on the red line and it stuck and you get a signal an imperfectly rendered version of a below the character actors miriam goalies turns up on your phone and you can rescue you heard from a boat super whatever the hell that he's a good start to the day i have not yet seen emma thompson i have not yet seen it kind of janki maggie smith yet but i living hope it is a repetitive and it is obsessive but i'm in with both feet
Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson And Bill discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"How many people can say that? I found you which makes perfect for this job, Tessa Thompson, and Emma Thompson, there in that clip, Emma Thompson, one of the few returning strands, furthest. Many back international everything else, pretty brand new call, we excited about reboot sequel for the men in black crunch is. No. Really? So when the first trader came out, it very much was Hello. You get to see Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth suit here. Two of the most bankable likable, most charismatic stars very well tainted I thought that's not bad way to repeat your franchise. And, and I had a similar thing when what she in the first twenty minutes thought this scripts Bill will of the place if it was there to three scripts being copy pasted together. But you're trying to get by the charisma of these two thousand suits and then an hour twenty minutes, and I thought, oh, no, it kinda works. Okay. Just the Shia charisma of two of the best in Hollywood right now in nice clothing made me, nicely
Marvel Studios, Emma Thompson And Carol Danvers discussed on /Film Daily
"Many Kaeling who is recently starring in the late the movie late night with Emma Thompson revealed that she has spoken to marvel studios about a potential MS marvel project. It doesn't elaborate, whether this is a TV show or movie, but she says that they are excited about she's excited about this character, and that they really seem interested in what she has to say about this character. So ms. Level is a comic book, title, starring Kamala Khan, who is the first Pakistani. American superhero from rebel, comics. And she essentially a fan girl of captain marvel Carol danvers character and finds out that she has repairs because she is in human, and those powers, get awakened one day, and she has the power of shape shifting, so it's really fun. Really zany series about this teenage girl, who trying to balance the her life as a high school teenager with
Emma Thompson talks new movie and
"Thomson she's in a movie called late night. It opens this weekend. She also took on a Hollywood titan who has fired for sexual harassment and then quickly got another job and late night. Thompson plays opposite Mindy Kaeling. She also wrote the movie Mindy Kaeling script was one of those strange things immediately, good upon first reading just great. She had a good idea. And she really knew how to bring in for you. That's a. Plus, she said, I wrote it for you. So of course, you haul things, anything God is going to be bad going to be bad, because it's not going away anytime soon being earnest and kind so luckily, I wasn't I was in a blazer with looked back here being incredibly mean most of the time journal, just had our second baby Taylor adorable. She takes to you. Thanks, so there's just a lot of expenses at home right now and I think it's time for a race. I see. This is actually very exciting to be really great because what you're describing is the most clear out example of the classic sexist argument for the advancement of men in the workplace you're asking for raise not because of any work related contribution. You've made but simply because you have a family, and that's why in the nineteen fifties family men were promoted over the women. They worked with never encountered is in such a clean teachable way. How would you describe Catharine Newbury? She is a late night host. She is successful. But maybe the future doesn't look as bright. Well, she's someone who was so driven right from a very early age. We did shoot a little bit of heart doing stand up in London. And when she was very young. And actually, we used my stand up from tally, the I did in nineteen forty five. I remember when forty six can't come on and. I remember so clearly that feeling of whenever I did stand up in my twenty s of being one of certainty. If not the only woman, then one of two amongst great load of men, who were often quite standoffish didn't clearly, expect anything view, so. Spoke to me on every level, we took that piece out because it just didn't help with the story actually in the end. But Mindy understands that, she understands what it's like to be the one who's different not only because of being a woman, but also being a person of color in a fuel the only one you're going to feel different, and that's not comfortable, a lot of the time, it just simply isn't comfortable, and we're not very honest about not. I don't think and she's only about it. She was a diversity higher. She's written about someone who was a diversity. I if that hadn't happened, maybe we wouldn't have this movie. So go, diversity reactively talked to the director of the film Nisha Ghana Tra and she talked about Catherine, as one of those women who came up in the entertainment business. When women were made to believe that other women were their adversaries, not their allies. They were sold this idea that there's only room at the table for one. And if you're here, then you better make sure nobody threatens your position here. And any other women coming up may have been seen as a threat to that position rather than adding to the workforce. And so I think what I love about this movie. Is it sort of breaks up myth? Yeah. I wonder if just women who had, I don't think of men is being enormously generous and warm, too young men, who coming up and might take their position. I think that it might be not only women but just the nature of the power structures that we have created. Do you know what I mean? Like I didn't think of, of blogs coming into writing room and everyone going. Hey, your great. You're a young thrusting blood, a guy like me. I can't wait to give you some extra airtime. I didn't think that happens with mine, iza. And I think that's a problem of power. Right. But I think there's something more to what Nisha sane. And that is that if you're a woman coming up that you are so aware of how limited the opportunities are obsolete that you start to see other women not as your peers. But as your. Arrivals, and that becomes an inch hawk sake. Talk sake. Absolutely. The, the conditions of power do not make it possible, especially for people who find it difficult to get into that position in the first place to be generous will be welcoming will be mentoring or want to help. Movie that you chose not to make. And this is the animated film luck that was at sky dance, which is David Ellison's company animation comedy, paramount and you decided not to make it because guy dance had hired John Lasseter has been fired from Pixar for the way that he treated women. And you wrote a letter that I have described on the air as the Magna Carta of the metoo movement, is one of the most beautiful eloquent, and well argued letters about this whole notion of the way women are treated the way men are forgiven that I found profound, and I hope you would share these two paragraphs with with us right now too. If a man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would a woman want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching them inappropriately now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally. If a man has made women his companies feel undivided and disrespected for decades. Why should the women at his new company think that any respect he shows them is anything other than an act that he's required to perform by his coach his therapist and his employment agreement. The message seems to be I am learning to feel respect for women. So please be patient, while I work on it. It's not easy. What motivated you to write it? What gave you the ability to write it. Very good questions. When I left the production, and then I wrote to Lindsey Durand about it, and in these one of the most brilliant, women, I know, said, Phil, can you talk to some women about this? I'd really be interested to know what's going on. And in fact, that letter is the work of many voices is not just my voice because those questions, very much came from those women. So the dots what's wonderful about it is that it is a collective voice, and I sent it to sky downs and didn't receive a reply, and because I showed it was quite a lot of people because of the issue, being very pressing, a lot of just as you go to publish it, and that was quite a big decision because it's just a public, but the. Vision turned out to be the right one because. Those with the questions that needed to be oft and to this date of not been onset in any way. I've had no response public or personal back from sky don's an dots very disappointing. Because they only way we're going to get anywhere with this own going issue is by talking to each other. It's not just a public thing to do its thing that potentially, and this is what has happened over the last couple of decades, that has kept women silent is they fear that they will be punished that they will be blackballed. They won't get parts that people will rise. They're absolutely really. Why were you able to I'm sixty on thought too old not to woke my own talk time is very much marching on. And because I had spoke to not before when the Weinstein thing blew up, and I've always spoken about this. I was young woman. I'm there was up -solutely, no choice really. And what was interesting to me in very touching was responses. I got from so many people male and female, who had done the same thing who would walk away and who don't have. Perhaps, don't feel as stoppage does I feel you know, I couldn't do other things. It's not going to kill my career even if sky don'ts, says, we're never going to work with you again, and we're going to tell every other animation, but I don't think that that would be possible now because the do feel that with the metoo time's up moving. There is a tipping point. But we do have to keep on, and on one of the ways in which I think we're going to have to do that. We got to talk to people before during, and after film shoots the thing, the clever thing about anybody who's going to bully. Is that they'll do it, not in front of someone who's going to say you can't do that? They'll do it in secret or in quiet or in private. And it's very difficult, for instance, for someone who's a runner, and who can be replaced in five minutes to say anything, bad about someone who will cost a lot of money to replace an all of these things. They have implications for everyone.
Emma Thompson Tries Out The 'Late Night' Chair
"My guest is actress, and screenwriter, Emma Thomson. Couple months ago. She made her very first trip to Las Vegas. She was there hyping films at cinema. Con. It's an annual convention of movie theater owners. Well, I mean what can I say? I ride in the morning and. By about eleven o'clock. I was Danzig onto a stage in a Christmas hat throwing hard candies. Nice people who hadn't hurt my feelings with some violence and selling Christmas movie, and then I had to spend another eight hours there, because I had open late night, the film, we're talking about in the evening by about four o'clock in the afternoon. I felt as though I'd been Las Vegas for fifty years. And I thought is that normal at said about con- it pretty much is
New 'Men in Black: International' trailer is out
"Men in black trailer is out men in black international Wilson's going to the song for this one. No, he's not even in it, though. It it does Tessa Thompson has two vendors Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth. Leeson is also in it as well as Emma Thompson and Rebecca Ferguson plays the villain. So this is second trailer. It's the it really shows off their chemistry, which we saw in Iraq. So I'm really looking forward to it very elegant or somebody else. It is not it is f f Gary gray who to wreck did the fast fear fest fears eight Phil bay the furious. Yeah, that's fine. I'm into that was that was opportunity for a segue that I did not make us a little dog going to be in it a little pug. They're not gonna have Will Smith you might as well have the little Dino. And sure worms was the little dog is the Wurmser in the trailer was was was the dog voiced by Joe Pesci or something. Or is that another dog by any of us at this table? Could could probably do the it was it was not. It was not a it was a character actor Tim Tim Blaney
Summer Movie Preview
"The movies of summer twenty nineteen. What is out there? What's going to happen? And I've got to start by saying you think maybe that summer begins on your calendar near the end of June. But not in Hollywood everything in Hollywood begins early because summer is when they make all the money that they can make all year. So officially April twenty six it's the beginning of summer because the movie that opens on that day is called a ventures endgame. This is three hours long. Nobody's gonna care. I predict that not only will this be the biggest box office hit of the summer, but it will be the biggest box office hit of the year. You remember what happened last time all the ventures or at least half of them seem to turn to dust than die mean? Now have those ventures that are left to signing if they can beat the evil fan. He so evil will the adventures be wiped out forever. Look how much money did these movies make I'm saying why would you basically kill the golden goose? This is going to continue in some way, we all know it. So what else is out there? I'm looking at my list. There's a major thing going on now of in terms of taking the Disney slash Pixar animated classics and turning them into live action movies. So we have The Lion King line king. One of the most successful Disney animated movies ever is now being done as a live action movie. You have Donald Glover being Simba. You have James Earl Jones actually being this father and the same scores. They're the same using. And it's directed by John Fabbro who did such a great job with the jungle book doing the same thing that I think we can all feel optimistic about what's going to happen. And then we have Aladdin when we remember the. Animated movie who do we remember the most? We remember Robin Williams doing the voice of the genie. This time doing the voice of the genie and being the genie. We have Will Smith. So big stars in this big kind of thing, they tried it with Dumbo earlier this year, and that didn't quite work the way they wanted to do. But we're talking about lying king and the Ladan so big deal. Now, what terms of old fashioned animation is out there. I don't know if you're like me. But there's a Toy Story four toy stories always been my favorite of those Pixar. There's something about Woody and buzz light year, and you're probably saying to yourself. Well, and Toy Story three didn't it happen. That would he said goodbye, Andy. And he went to college, and it was all over remember. There was little Bonnie Andy gave his toys too. So we're going to have little Bo peep comeback. I think when you look at what goes on in Toy Story, you have that kind of feeling of goodness of field. Goodness, but done with all the magic of Pixar. So if those adventures out there are going to have a run for their box office money. I would say Toy Story. Four is going to be the one that does it. So what else we now have men in black men in black international? You're not gonna see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones anymore. But this time you have Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. As new agents who are out there in this men in black universe. Sometimes you say to yourself do I want more of that? And you never know to actually see it. And I can only tell because I haven't seen this movie yet. But it looks like there's chemistry there. Then we have Spiderman far from home. You know, the Spiderman franchise never seems to end either. But we have Tom Holland who played him last time charmingly, I think, but now spider man, Peter Parker. They're taking a European vacation and the villain that they run up against is mysterious. Played by Jake Jilin. All I just think they're still some special sauce in the Spiderman universe, and I expect this one to also be a major hit. Godzilla Godzilla king of the monsters. I see that. And I go how much can they work this poor God's, but you can look at the trailer and see it. I like the idea that aside from viewer for Megan who is in it, Billy Bobby Brown from stranger things is in its she the dynamo. So if God Zillah can basically meet his match betting on little Millie to do something with that Hobbes and Shaw, this is fast and the furious you remember the rock of playing the the law man, and Jason stefon playing the outcast and the rebel these guys. I don't know if this is Hollywood kind of thing, but they tell us that Jason stadium and the rocked wing Johnson. Don't really like each other. And maybe that what the reason we love these characters and show so much because we liked that conflict. I don't know it seems a PR stunt to me, but I'm going to be there because this cars. There's the rock and their Stefa. So you're going to be there to and you know, it, oh and the big deal. Now, everybody has just in the midst of welcoming game of thrones back to their lives. The last season of that. You can't bear to live in a world where you can't see the stark sisters anymore. Well, now, you can dark Phoenix, which is part of the X men universe. Bring Sophie Turner, and she's Jean grey this character that we've seen before. But she's this younger version of her and she split between the good side of her and the dark Phoenix side of her. And to me, these girls are tremendously talented in what they do on game of thrones. And I think we're going to keep seeing them through the years, but her sister her at least game of thrones sister, maisy Williams is in new mutants part of that universe too. But in this case, they're all new characters to do this. They're all gonna be in the X men universe. Doing it. So that's it for the blockbusters that are out there. You've got everything from animation to comic book characters to everything. And that's the stuff that you hear about that your friends are going to talk to you about. But there's gotta be other stuff to part of summer is comedy of. I think we all really have gone through a long winter. And we're saying make us laugh give us something that will just make say, whatever. I can just sit back and not think. So what's there for that? There's a movie called longshot. This is a movie in which Charlotte Theran is playing the secretary of state who is running for president. But falling Manley in love with who staff throw in. Okay. It's like, a beauty and the beasts thing going on here. Seth Rogan is her speechwriter all of her people say what are you doing? You're going to destroy your career. But no, it's love. And if you don't laugh at the combination of Seth Rogan, Charlie staring. There's nothing left for you. And then we have the hustle. The hustle is a movie that used to be called dirty run scoundrels where the old days it was about conman. Now, it's con- women. They're played by Anne Hathaway and rebel Wilson. And they basically go all cross the continent finding rich people whose money they can steal pretty people. Glamour? What's wrong with that? Oh, book smart. This is directed by the actress Olivia Wilde, and it's about girls graduating from high school and saying we spent all our lives with our head in the books. Everybody else is going to parties and having fun. So they're going to do that beanie Feldstein plays one of them. She is the sister of Jonah hill and real life and Jona hill did super bad. This is kind of the women's version of super bad everything in it works, like a charm. You're really going to like that one. Then we have a movie called late night. This is about the TV talk show world and Emma Thompson plays. Probably the only woman on late night TV who hosts her own show, but she's got only men on her writing staff, and then she hires Mindy Kaeling who also wrote the screenplay of this movie, very very funny about what happens when you put women into what basically has been. A male bass they end of doing this. And the combination of Mindy king writing for the great Emma Thompson and watching them perform together is just so you've got to see that one to my favorite kind of thing. The dead. Don't die. You've got to admit that is a great and funny title. It comes from the indie, directing great, Jim Jarmusch. And it's cut people like Bill Murray and Adam driver by zombies. Okay. If Bill Murray is going to go out there and get laughs. Sizing up zombies. I'm going to be there watching him do it. So we have a good chance for laughs horror. I've got to talk about it now because it's not just the Cajun. Oh movie harm movie that makes money any makes people talk and get happy. It's they're everywhere. Now child's play do you? Remember the old child's play movies where you had Chucky. The crazy nut doll that. Always terrified me. Just. This doll who looks kind of little bit weird and freckly, but he has a voice on him like a longshoreman guess who's doing the west now of Chucky Marquel? Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker. And from what I've seen of it in. It's just been a little bit of it. It's wonderfully malevolent, so I'm going to be there to see that one. Then there's Annabel comes home. Another doll another possess doll also part of the conjuring universe where a viewer for Megan Patrick Wilson. Or the demon knowledge is that tried to make sure that nothing bad can come of this horrible doll Annabelle, but Bill will destroy and I will be there to watch her. Do it then them that follow their certain titles that get me them that follow really gets me? And it's about a snake handling church in Appalachia. No, they there are there colts. And they're almost religious cult where people pray. But they have the snakes, and they hold the life thinks pass them on. And you're thinking, what are you tell me about this like CD movie Har movie will guess who the star of this movie is the freshly minted Oscar winner Ogilby Coleman from the favourite, she's tossing those snakes around so irresistible. I think you're gonna love it. Then there's the Nightingale. See it's does not stop. It's har- everywhere. The night and gas from the director, Jennifer Kent who did a thing a couple of years ago called the baba Duke, which gave millions of people nightmares. And now she's back there following a woman who is chasing a convict got to be hooked. And then midsummer midsummer directed by REI Astor who last year gave us hereditary with Toni Collette, a really scary movie. Now, it's at a nine day Swedish holiday where everybody celebrates. But they'll be no celebrating after this one. So we. Got a lot of stuff out there. That's just going to scare us witless. And I couldn't be happier. All right. When summer comes. We think of all the things I've just talked to you about blockbusters comedy horror action, the rock of everything is there, but every even in a season like this. It's all about money and getting us into our theater, there are those movies that can come out entertain us. And also will hear about them at the end of the year when the Oscar nominations come out and the number one movie on that list, and the one that I haven't seen anything of India's of anyone that saw even anything past the trailer is called once upon a time in Hollywood it is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino its stars in order to Capri, oh as a TV star on the wane in Los Angeles. And Brad Pitt as his stunt double whoever thought of
Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter
"Emma Thomson heard that sky Dan's animation hired John Lasseter despite sexual misconduct allegations. She dropped out of a project with the studio then she wrote a letter eighth. A man has been touching women inappropriately for decades. Why would want to work for him? If the only reason he's not touching inappropriately. Now is that it says in his contract that he must behave professionally
Emma Thompson drops out of Skydance film after John Lasseter hire
"When David Ellison hired Pixar co founder, John Lasseter in January two head Ellison's new sky dance innovation studio. The response was swift organizations such as time's up and women in innovation. Condemned the decision and many sky, dance employees were furious. Pixar and Disney forced Lassiter out of his job as its chief creative officer last June, and that was after female employees alleged Lassiter had groped them and created a frat house like work environment where women were excluded. When Lassiter came to sky dance. The studio was in production on a movie called luck. And among its actors was Emma Thompson, but Thompson left the project soon after Lassiter's hiring, and she detailed her reasons in a letter to sky dance that was published today in the LA times, Mary McNamara's culture columnist and critic at the paper she wrote the story about Thompson's letter and she explained. How the head of sky dance address concerns about Lassiter's hiring back in January David Ellison Sunday, a really long, and it was a little like defiant, Email, basically saying we've talked to John and he understands that some things some things that he has done in the past were not appropriate. He has, you know, been addressing those issues, and it is in his contract that he must behave professionally so nobody should be worried. I mean, the the absurdity of like someone being hired at this level of, you know, oversight overseeing this huge staff, or, you know, I'm sure a lot of money and having his boss having to point out that he is contractually obligated to behave professionally is just I mean, my hair just liked went on fire. It's like they don't understand. This isn't just about the specific instances that women. Have detailed which are bad enough. I'm not saying in any way, but it's about creating an atmosphere in which women were shut out. And just the fact that he would get a job again. So quickly basically sends a message to everyone in Hollywood. Which is like this is not a big deal. You know, it's a blip in the road. So when he comes to sky dance emission the studio is already in development or production on a movie called luck. And one of the voice actors in this film as an actress by the name of Amitav, sin and Thomson recently decides that she wants no part in this movie. So what does Emma Thompson decide that she's going to do and how she's going to make her decision? Well, my understanding is that as soon as Lassiter was hired Emma Thompson contacted her representatives and started talking about I gotta get out of this film. And that she did indeed leave on January twentieth. She withdrew from the film, and then she sent a letter to sky dance explaining why she had withdrawn from the film and asking all the questions that people have been. Asking which is like how you know. Why was the staff I mean, one of the things after Lassiter's hiring? And I don't know if you heard from people at guidance, but I did off the record people were very upset women and men were upset they didn't want to have to deal with this. They didn't know what it said about their company. And so that was one of the questions she raised. It's like, well, why is John Lasseter getting a second chance when no one who's going to be working for him was asked if they wanted to give him a chance, and she and she just lists a long number of questions that his hiring had raised. And finally said she wanted to make this movie she wanted to work with the director. But she just couldn't in good conscience lend her name to it. So she writes a letter that she shares with the LA times, and you publish, and I think this letter will go on to be the Magna Carta or the declaration of independence of the metoo movement. And here's what she writes in one passage. I'm going to quote, sky, dance employees who don't wanna give him John Lasseter. A second chance have to stay and be on. Uncomfortable or lose their jobs. Shouldn't it be John Lasseter who has to lose his job? If the employee's don't wanna give him a second chance there's lots to single out on this. I think that's remarkable. What did you also notice about what Emma Thompson had to say? Well, I just thought the fact that she said that people like me have to take the stand. And if we don't nothing is going to change we can talk about it. We can have tasks force. We can have PSA's, and we should do all that. But Hollywood runs on money and star power. And until the stars that make the money the stars that make the projects run until they're willing to go. I'm not going to do this. You know, I will not work for this, man. Because I believe that this was not a good higher. I believe that this makes too many people uncomfortable that it's too dangerous for too many people. You know, David Ellison isn't taking a chance John Lasseter is not going to sexually. Him. But who knows and who's going to be the first person like, you know, everybody's on eggshells. Anyway, like who's going to be the person that if something happens it's guidance who's going to speak up because it's the women who are targeted. They're not equal to the power of the man. That's the whole point there. There are people who don't feel like they have the kind of voice now, I think that that has changed a little bit. I hope it's changed a lot. And I think that seeing someone like Emma Thomson take this kind of stand and walk away from a project that she was excited about doing sends a really great message to everyone, including her peers, this is another tool in terms of fixing Hollywood is that the people who are in these positions. These A-List people you need to do more than make statements. They need to make statements with their feet. So what happens to a project like luck? We'll somebody else come in and take it over or will the movie fall apart and a lot of people who were going to work lose their jobs. I mean, there's no real easy ending to the store. Is there? No. And that's something that she also addresses in the letter is stars do have that kind of responsibility for a project that they're you know, they are one person. But there is cast and crew and people who may be this is their first big job, and nobody wants to take that away from people. And so I'm sure it was a difficult decision. Because I don't know they haven't announced a replacement. I don't know what female actor would step in to do that. I don't know what their choices are going to be. I don't know what how the director. They've been very quiet. Nobody has been commenting. I, you know, I don't know how the director feels about it. But this was a very big deal for them. This was one of two big animation films that we're going to sort of put scions animation on the map. And this is not a good way to start.
Emma Thompson leaves Skydance Animation project following Lasseter hire
"I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Belony of the Hollywood reporter. And Matt is you know, because we reported it John Lasseter who was the head of Disney and Pixar animation left that company some months ago amid reports our ports largely of misconduct of being touching inappropriately making people uncomfortable. I mean, I, you know, even the young women who worked at those companies were told they couldn't be in a room with him because he had difficulty controlling his behavior around them, which just shows you that this kind of thing has a very insidious affect beyond the people who are immediate victims. He was out in the woods for a little while we heard he was being shopped around we didn't think a public company would take him but sky dance, which is David Ellison's company. He's the son of billionaire multi-billionaire Larry Ellison they hired him. And now there's been some there was media. Blowback with women protesting time's up protesting feeling that he hadn't. Really explained that. He understood the misconduct and headed tone for it or had had some healthier that how to behave more appropriately. But now, there's a kind of blowback that might affect the bottom line, right? We saw this past week where Emma Thompson who had signed on to be a voice in an upcoming movie called luck abruptly pulled out of that movie when John Lasseter was hired. And it's an interesting dynamic now because this puts pressure on other talents that are involved in sky dance projects are they gonna start losing people, right and left or is this going to be a one time thing, I'm at Thompson has been very closely associated with the time's up movement has been vocal on these issues make sense for her to drop out. But how far is this gonna go? Yeah. I mean to be clear she hasn't commented. We just were told by our sources that and felt confident reporting that she left for this reason and skied ounce certainly didn't didn't deny that. So yes and guidance has promoted a veteran of DreamWorks animation. Holly Edwards now to be president of sky, Danna Mason. But you know, there's a feeling now. I think it's it's rough for her. I mean, she is among some women who will be given major opportunities to do big jobs, and it comes with this cloud over it. Because you know, it looks as though the optics are whether it's true or not that you're helping sky dance to justify this higher. The end of there's another movie in the works, which has a female director, you know, which is not that common in the you know, at this point. We're still seeing in live action and animation. That women directors have a ways to go. Do you take that gig? And I'll say just, you know, it's not even clear right now because John Lasseter is newly arrived. Whether these projects, you know, some of them in the works. I think luck was too far along in his is definite go. But some of these other ones, you know, he may transform the more decide that they'd sky dance shouldn't make them. I mean, this is an interesting dynamic that they have their now because as a woman in these departments, do you? You bail and potentially go elsewhere, or, you know, not advanced the cause of advancing women in the workplace in Hollywood. Or do you stay and try to reform things from within good question? It reminds me of the Woody Allen situation in a way where they're sort of allegations. And little by little talent said we're not going to work with this guy. And that we don't know if you'll see this snowball effect. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown.
Did Elon Musk Offer to Buy and Delete Facebook?
"Guy who like sent his car up into space and wants to is it make a colony on Mars. He's. Yeah. That he has so many ideas. Yeah. He's making a bunch of solar panels. He's doing a tunnel in LA right now. Oh, yeah. Four. Self driving cars and stuff. Like oh. Yeah. Of course, he's he does a lot of technology. So he's a super smart, very rich. Yes. So Elon Musk key. And after he made this this offer to Mark Zuckerberg, which was turned down. But he said I've not some cash to burn so Zuck wants to make he calls him Zach. Sorry, I actually causes. If suck wants to make a deal, then he knows where to find me. Yeah. This is coming off of when he went on the podcast and like smoked weed like on air. This is now whenever I think of Elon Musk. I think of like all of his technology and advancements. And then I also think of him on that podcast. Yeah. Of course, he calls him suck. Yeah. We're so good. She typical. But he doesn't want to just buy Facebook just to own it. Okay. 'cause Facebook is a very big platform. He wants to buy an control Facebook. So he can delete it. That's his idea. He's why does he want to book he thinks that this would be better for the human species and further that for like the world, he just he's like people spend way too much time on social media and Facebook and all this stuff in his description of how he he pitched this idea in a in some kind of word conference, but it was like of the SpaceX rocket. So he he owned SpaceX and is like two rockets shooting up next to each other. And it had like Facebook in the middle. And then they land on the moon or some place and one of the SpaceX rockets like it pops out a delete. But in any hits. That's how he's going to illustrate what he's doing. Exactly. Oh, so did he do that? Like a meeting or something? Yeah. Yeah. Some kind of meeting part in that had the design that presentation. I mean, I guess maybe. Okay. People can hate me. Maybe it is a good idea to just get rid of Facebook and like cleanse ourselves. But if he gets rid of Facebook and Instagram to since Facebook kills Graham, if he gets, but they're just going to be another platform. There will be like now that you have it now that Facebook has made it a thing. You can't really believed it forever. You can't. Yeah. It's just like my space when my space started going around for mice around for my space a little bit. Yeah. But yeah, it just kinda got faded out and Facebook came in like a new version. Exactly, exactly. So I mean, I get where he's coming from. When he was just like, oh, people spend way too much time on their phones social media, not engaging in real life interactions, which makes sense. Because that's what me and my sister were talking about earlier. I was just like, yeah. How would people react if if social media or anything like, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat? Whatever wasn't there right to like, even like celebrities. What do you think they would do what are you going to post on whatever? Now. Yeah. I know right right on the real with stay relevant, which I thought that was I was like that's an interesting question because
"emma thompson" Discussed on GSMC Social Media News Podcast
"And I've had a situation not specifically like sexual harassment or anything like that. But if those situation I've. Felt like the managers who ever needed to know about it. I always got like looked at like, why are you bringing this up? It was always like a bad thing. So then it made me not want to even say anything anymore. It was the point. You guys are just going to disregard it sweep it under the rug anyway. So what's the point? You know? So I don't know how much this is going to help them. Yeah. I could actually see that almost being more intimidating potentially depending on who you're talking right? Because if you don't like your boss or you feel like maybe your manager doesn't respect you or something. Right. You know, then that's going to be harder to go talk to someone like if you work with people who you feel like value, then I could see this being very beneficial. Because then you're just going to like, hopefully, just like cut up the problem. Right. You know under solve it, right then. And there was opposed to having to go through third party. But if you don't really feel respected by who you work for I could see that being more difficult, right? Is that saying they can still go to third party? They can't because it's optional. It's not just mandatory. So I like that fact that is optional because it's like you said sometimes they are intimidated by their bosses some workplaces are politically based where they have their favorites. And if you're not on like work there, but your boss doesn't really like you. So it was like I want to talk to him. You would like me. Right. You know? Yeah. I well. I guess that is they're doing something. Yeah. So that's good. They're not trying to sweep it under the rug anymore. Right. Step in the right direction. So good job Google. I feel like you could do more still. So we'll see what goes on after that, a more positive note is about Emma Thompson. Now, I just want to say if you guys don't know Emma Thompson is which when I was reading this story. I was like a scene her face. I know who you are where am I saying you she plays professor tra- Lonnie in the Harry Potter series? That's how I know her. Like, she was amazing. I love her up, you know, Harry Potter. Yeah. Who she is. If you don't I'm sorry. I can't give you another reference on a lot of movies. She's awesome. She's really good. Anyway, she is a two time Oscar winner and she just received damehood at Buckingham Palace last Wednesday. And that is a I guess in Great Britain. It's like a super huge honor. And they were saying well at the full title is Dame commander of the most. Excellent order of the British empire Russo fancy. It is super it's mouthful too. Yeah. I wouldn't want to say all that. Because damehood is the like female quivalent of being knighted. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. And so I just want to say that though, she's she's very socially aware. She's a feminist and open feminist tune and a human rights activist. She did say that she takes his honor wholeheartedly, but she was definitely not shy to call out some of the darker foundations of the this empirical honor is what she was saying. Meaning that even though there's not a, you know empire British empire anymore. She was like thank God. Because you know, it she these are this is a, quote, she said, it was ghastly, colonial racist and dreadfully undertaking on every level. But she does. He's not wrong. But she does take this honor and is moral principle. And it means is still means something to her. And so that's why she accepted it. She also didn't you know, wasn't shy about making like finding humor in it. So I guess she's been super close with Prince Charles for a long time. They've been like communiqu correspondence with each other. And so she's known hairy Prince, Harry and Prince William for a very long time. So when she was getting this accepting this honor, she asks Prince, William she was like, can I just give you a kiss. And he was like no don't do that. It wasn't it was Prince, Harry or Prince William those, Jerry. It was it was it was. Well, William oh, did I it was Prince William, okay? Yeah..
Tesla names director Denholm to replace Musk as board chair
"Two thousand fourteen musk will remain as Tesla's chief executive as part of the settlement deal. Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson is now a Dame she received one of Britain's highest awards from Prince William and says she thought about giving him a kiss at the Buckingham Palace ceremony. Thompson received a damehood on Wednesday in recognition of her career. Thompson was named for. The female equivalent of a knighthood in the queen's birthday honours list in June. She says she plans to use the honor to focus the attention on the plight of poor children who don't get adequate food during school holidays. Twelve killed in bar massacre. I'm Tim Maguire, the napi news minute a survivor of last night shooting
Dame Emma Thompson asks for a kiss from Prince William
"Lovely feeling. Oh, look she's kicking off fan girl. Who knew that's funny. It's cute. Thompson co collect the honor with her family members by her side. The proud supporters included her husband, Greg wise, as well as her daughter guy and her son. Okay. I'm gonna try to say this one. Ten d voire Gaba. Actress adopted in two thousand and four the synthesis ability star war an elegant blue suit, and why sneakers for their momentous occasion. It's no surprise to start receiving after all after all she's received a number of wards over the course of her career, including two Oscars to Golden Globes and three BAFTA awards. Okay. It is a very nice picture of her. So that's really cute to see. All righty. And in more news. Pump pump. Says here, let's remind Donald Trump. Nope. Just how much he knows little John. I can also say let's remind President Donald Trump. You know? But yes, so. Many so many apprentice contestants sullen a memory. The captain says earlier today, President Trump spoke to reporters at the White House to discuss the midterm election results. Yes, folks. And I hope everyone voted yesterday. So but anyway, during the Cuban a portion, however, one drill had a question about some of the claims made by a few familiar or not so familiar faces. Michael Cohen recently said you call black voters stupid. I'm Orosa has accused you of using the N word the is shared and the rapper Lil Jon has said
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"It wasn't one of those that you the best director have looking up and you get the idea that these big expressionist crazy angles that he can have to the birth of cinema. And he wanted to Shakespeare everything when he's dealing with these mighty figures, kings and gestures, and crumbling castles, and all this stuff that kind of amazing. Awestruck upturn camera angle. You start to see the world wells in way. That's one film. It can get to your skin for me in a way that a normal documentary camp do to. I I, I am be calling. Never been more wrong than we are. Okay. Our next film today, the guardian, yes. Okay. Let's go find my new book for this new film from both while who's a French director of gods and men, which was back in two thousand ten. The story of Trump monks in this monitoring Algieria and this is very much a story of another isolated community working against this backdrop of war. In this case, it's Francis Lund girls during the first World War, the women who are left behind to run the farms while all the men folk were off on the on the front fighting fighting the enemy is based on a novel from nineteen twenty four by Ernest para shown setting the Limousin region of central France, which is very intensely rural area. We're all going on is farming. The begins in nineteen fifteen with his twenty year old orphan called Francine who's played by this actress. It never be on screen for east Bri who arrives farm owned by this widow, autonomous his by Nazi by. And she's ready to work on a twelve month contract at first to keep things taking over in the absence of of the men who are new. No longer to run things. Now the film is about the lives of these. Women also are Dr Solana Laura Smet who is the real life daughters, the family resemblance working very well. There. It's also about the turn of the seasons around them and the way in which times of marches on even when nothing is happening, the landscape Erie half-deserted look, kind of in the same way that the old folks whom does in distant constellations which we talked about earlier. This all is not right because there are half the number of people around that. There should be an later in the film when you have the American GI's kind of drifting in other influences the life progresses tragedy, this betrayal, but there's a sense that this story is running in parallel with the greater story of the land and the film really coherently makes these stories mesh beautifully. This is something else production for BBC, radio, five, live and rubber your movie of the week is the eyes of our are. Okay. Wow. Thanks for listening salmon. Remember them will be back next week with special guest interest Elba what we run out of time on the show. But Robbie, we are in the middle of discussing the guardians, yes, right. So the I think the best way to describe what the flavor of this film is. A film a few weeks ago called I reformed by pulse radar pulsating someone who wrote taxi driver, he's kind of been. He was. He was part of the edge of that like psychological realism. Nine hundred seventy s author driven new Hollywood stuff, but traders written about this star filming called transcendental style, which is the opposite of the taxi driver stuff where you have minimal camera movement, incredibly subtle performances and new obvious emotional guidance from editing or music. So basically it's the kind of filmmaking that speaks for itself. That's totally the southville making that booth was walking in the guardians. There's not much music in this film at all, but when it crops up this beautiful score by Michel Legrand French composers more than you did the musicals for example, in just one of my favorite films of all time. But he comes in with these beautiful kind of flute, red, flute, lead pastorale pieces which crop up of transitional moments in the story line. Generally, the story is left to speak for itself is also brilliant use of traditional folk songs while people singing the Mark people singing other emotional junctures all within the reality of the film. I think if it feels like an excellent film to leave the summer on because it's a tutto pallet cleanser in just basically letting this this time and place going to blue through an experience..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Maybe people think it's dated since then, but new is really relevant. At one point, cousin says the dead spots, you're fascinated gaining ground and he likens the current president of the United States to guy who thinks he's Charles foster king. And so he's making these kind of weird. You either get on board with the style or you're doing one point. He's talking about Wells' love of circular ceilings in this film's. This is this is kind of in cousins, Ville MRs worth five or six minutes. And he says you like secular ceilings films didn't yours before JAMES BOND, even unfamiliar. This big. Moment of revelation because right these circulars things that came up the kind of wild Connery unit of twice style crazy set design. This is stuff that wells was doing earlier, but he was doing this expressionist tradition to me. This is fascinating to see all these connections being made, but it's not necessarily factually driven as objectively from an objective point of view as normal documentary would be, you have to know what you're getting into with this, but me going into at being Admira cousins criticism for years and years and years since even the movie two days. I love this and I love being in cousins. His head. I love seeing a make these weird synoptic snapping links between stuff I would never have made before. At one point he describes the set of his television. MacBeth is like something you a fish tank. This is just like that to me, this is thrilling to look on your face. You maybe agree. It's not. Maybe it's very, definitely strongly disagree with you. I mean, I, I understand where you're coming from, and I respect you very, very much. However, you couldn't be fundamentally more about this. This is the truth is I didn't know what was getting. I, I went into watching it hoping to get something about from and you do get stuff for of us from if you have an in depth knowledge of awesome wells, and it's very self indulgent. I think that is fine. That is fine except I couldn't get past that the way that it was written as a letter to awesome wells are just couldn't get on with. I just could not get over that, and it sort of made it very difficult to take on the information. The decision to have also wells, right? A letter back, a blew my mind in a good way. I just could not because I thought up to that point of inclined to then to then have. Also wells, ROY letter back. I just couldn't. I just couldn't. I mean, I was already out then shuttling. I mean, I could not get describe it as an SI film. Do agree with this. I do agree with you on is that there are several revelations about things that you just in the film that you wouldn't know about awesome wells, and he does make interesting connections, and overseen is what he's talking about by probably would have wrought over in a book. The fact that this is a movie as a film. I just thought it felt like information is being delivered in the wrong media rights. And so I think this is one of the things with SE films, the actual core content of what's in the film is in the voice over and the visuals are kind of almost acting in the straight, but not always directly what's being said, but they will illustrate to in some way you have the editing is often quite poetic or avant garde or experimental. You know, it's not like a documentary, and this is where it really parts ways is when you can chime in with this completely fictional to the smells writes back. Someone that Michael Moore is a documentary maker who is on the edge of an SE film, I think. And then you have things like Chris Marcus, which is totally SAS can really the kind of the perfect example of one of these films but wealth to the SE film himself, which is f for fake. And that's why it feels to me completely appropriate that his own work would be dissected through this lens. I find myself at the end of it seeing the world in a wells in way in one of the things cousins point site with these these upwards, pointing camera angles time when he's in New York up at skyscrapers, he says you one of the best directors..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"The kind of thing. Very, very well. I think there's no question that this is a better film than the originally Kleiser. You didn't have to seem remember the originally equalizer to get something that it's not the Denzel Washington is luring himself to be in this material so much as that by being in it, he's elevating, whoa, that's the difference. Okay. We'll go question for you. Okay. We've had the text in from Andy Hopkinton who says, just seeing equalizer to good action movie, but very violent and one wonders what warrants in eighteen certificate Denzel does what he does best films world cost and very well filmed action bus will love it. Now, this is something I've heard before that that we're getting more violent films and it seems to be the boundaries of moved people's imagination. Do you agree with that? I'm surprised by that response to this film because possibly because thinking back on the originally when I remember had seen it, there's a low power tools involved in the violence because the immediately to hand, but he works shop this power tools that really was jarring violent from e in a way that this one wasn't. But there are. I mean, there's an impalement at one point which I suppose is pre kind of gruesome by didn't. It didn't strike me as being quite as horrible as again. We mentioned the domestics survival, horror film. It came at last week that is eighteen hundreds. Film and has some pretty severe gore in this one doesn't of course over time. There's the slight dine words that people requires Moore's rut. Denzel Washington is on the show last week, any counselors, his interview on the podcast occa- Robby, the is of Olsen wells? Yes. This is the new film critic, Mark cousins who's behind this terrific series called the story of film and all that was on television awhile ago, which kind of is our recommend anyone with an interest in world cinema, however, fleeting you have to see the story of odyssey because it will reshape your entire view of cinema is this is Mark's new kind of side projects is much much smaller project in. This is specifically about the director of citizen Kane touch of evil lady from Shanghai. Based on this. This thing Mark cousins goes to this archive in New York and digs up above of arson, Wells' drawings, and paintings with with the view that you know by looking at these on by looking at the way in which the arsenals because he wanted to painter. An artist before he wanted to be a director by looking at these these early drawings, he can decode what became the kind of dominant themes and stylistic touches in his films, which is much much more famous individual art that he made. The film is film. As I said, if you do film is it takes a little bit of unpacking which I will do, but let let's listen to a clip of Mark cousins. Inaction on that will give you an idea for the flavor of this because it's not a documentary. It's like a documentary, but it's not. This is what it is. I went to the secure storage unit in New York. Find this box. What's in the books, an aspect of you or. He left no auto biography, but you laughed something else. I took the box taxi. That's me forty years after I saw your film touch of evil on TV. As a boy, I took a box plan. It's in my flat. In the box or some not words are films drawings. Many have never been seen before, what's in the box or. Visual thinking, what's in the box or some a sketchbook of your life. And this is very much the style of Mark cousins film. He'll talk in this kind of the investing style and he'll make strange connections between things, Aleve, ideas hanging. Think about this. That's the style of film. It's like, I mean, it is basically someone has written an essay, which kind of. Purports to be description of objective reality, but actually someone arguing something very, very partial, impersonal. He's done this in the style of a letter to arson. Wells, I think is some point, or smells actually writes back on which I loved. So you have this voice over reading this argument about the way in which. Awesome. Wells' his his, his ideas and our foreshadowing reflect the ideas that competence film later. He's also arguing the Orson Welles style, which is very expressionist tickets. Very kind of ego driven fascinated by themes might and vindictiveness is a freshly relevant in a way that it was freshly relevant when he began working in the thirties and forties..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"So mice, mum, friendly of the. Yes. I'm going to hold you to that. When can we say this? That is on eleven AM on Monday the twentieth of August on film for? Okay, thank you. So we've also had some guesses for the cyber is bad TV movie of the week. Graham chairman says it lie the bay dirty grandpa or lesbian vampire killers Scholley by the complete waste of time on celluloid. Kirin motto says, there is some title there, but for me, sin city too. So it's a trash. The memory of what was a unique and visually thrilling original that it deserves no mercy. Diana Whitman says, no contest. I'm afraid it's thirty grandpa the film that proved once and for all that Robert deniro is no longer a great actor just turning in about performance. He's actually not very good actor anymore. Mark Elms says, I remember seeing parts of the Caribbean deadman's chest at the cinema and being bored and bored and bored waiting for the plot to kick in. And then the final credits world only other rent on this list of scene was lesbian vampire killers and that was absolutely terrible to and. Bird says a while, what's choice of rubbish rubbish does not even get close. I never thought that would be a day that parts of the Caribbean could not be the worst film on offer, but lesbian vampire killers is truly awful and must be on top. But only I will not put my is in is three dirty grandpa. So Roby. Since Israel in migrants, come in from sensiti one is enormous, but to is dirty grandpa. The deniro not row, which is. I mean, it's just the thing is it's so unnecessary. He didn't have made that film, and he looks like he's enter, which is always the arc me about is just turning on this performance halfheartedly. He's really like it's the one scripted spoke over the last ten years. If you descend in phone? Yes. Questionably. The problem is part of the joke. Darty grandpa is we've got this great actor Baha Luca weird debasing with this terrible material. And this is Dan mazer who's incredibly funny, Sasha Cohen and done great stuff in the past. I just the unnecessary -ness of how terrible is the to me makes even even a different tier even to lesbian vampire killers even to sensitive that is high anti-price so Robie. When can we avoid the? You can miss that nine PM on choose first of August on film for now. Next we are onto the equalizer. Yes, Robert, your thoughts on this one. This is the sequel to Denzel, Washington starring vigilante thriller from two thousand fourteen direct by which was based on the Edward Woodward TV series in which he is this kind of retired intelligence agent who settle scores and favor of the little guy. A pro Bono basis. He's going around solving problems for people who can't solve them for themselves. I can remember whether I'd seen the first film or not, and then someone said to me, it's the one in which Denzel Washington works in q.. Yeah, of course. So he basically, he is in this DIY superstore, quite life. That's his new job after intelligence services. He ends up saving grace merchants from the Russian mob, and that's the kind of story. Now Denzel, Washington doesn't do sequels. That's been a feature of his career today. This is the first official sequel he's done, but actually it needn't be because the film kind of starts on a completely clean slate. All you need to know is that he is this guy who is settling scores quietly for people, so they realize intervening, but things have being intervened on their behalf. And now he's working as a dry for for an app based minicab network. Not that one, the other one. And then he's fixing injustices on the side often with people who blow through the camp. So he will listen to them. He'll realize something missing her life and he will. He will enter. Wien the the way in which you know this is a film that is entirely built on Denzel Washington's star pursue the film, work's the extended Washington works in not ruined. I think he, he works really well. Indeed, he has this collection of different tasks that he's trying to solve before. The main plot kicks in. One of them involves looking for a young. Aspiring artist is played by Ashton Sanders from moonlight. He was ruined in the middle, the middle sequence of that film who is very talented artist, but he's also being led astray by some of his friends..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Are you sighing the vetting far enough of this? I think the come up with the right ideas, but they don't necessarily exhaust them and maybe that was trying not to. Want to move onto the next guy. Some of the some of the ideas are better than the maybe give them credit for ROY. Okay. And Jillian, adding row says, loved it could have moved away from the in between a bit more even had the same girlfriend still. It was really good fun. The inaugural Osika was brilliant. She is. So you are. So you think do you think that it's the gross human, very difficult to get ROY as an. And do you think that they got it? They went on on a different, the different side of it's an inbetween. Did you feel it was it was bang on? No, I think it's the same kind of humid. The matures it makes you cringe on multiple levels that the other example not involving the fence. I can't even do. Talk around is horrible, but they kinda, there's an element of physical disgust to what's going on. Also an element of cringe, like not necessarily social disgust as well. But you know, I mean to two levels of awfulness happening concurrently. Lawfulness scenario. Exactly. Exactly. It felt to me like it could have been milked even more than it was. Right. I'm so sorry, I'm being vague. I would love to explain what happens in the scene, but really, there's no way. I mean, there's nowhere is the first is the first you could so in time for TV movie of the week and some of you being guessing what Roby will pick Neil Hughes says the ailing comedies. Never felt small on my face and whisky galore does not disappoint strike is very good with solid performances, but it's the sting for may never fell to watch this when it's on Adam. Adam Leslie says, I love eleven, obscure Ghibli. And for me, whisper of the heart is one of the most enchanting, but in such a subtle and emotionally understated way magical realism in the truest sense, and you'll never hear John Denver's tight me home country roads in the same way. Again, how kitchen says, absolutely, no question that whisper, the heart is the best movie here. Any other answer is wrong. Well, one of the most intimately profound coming of age stories ever made. One of my favorite movies ever an absolutely essential viewing for anyone with an interest in working in a creative field. Victoria Highland Smith says Kramer versus Kramer, absolutely love this, tears. And laughter. An Johnston says, normally any John carpenter offering pre nineteen ninety-five would be my pick, but I'd go for the criminally underrated still Alice touching betrayal of the cruel side of falling foul of an unavoidable and life changing condition completed by understated performances. By the three leads, particularly Kristen, Stewart, Rory. Megan says they live. It was so inspirational that to this day, I base Monteilh wardrobe on what he cost him in this movie. He doesn't. Davis says they live is top five favorite films that has to be the winner put on the glasses. Laurence says they live obey. So Robby for it's a really great list, but someone correctly points the the right answer is whisper of the heart. A little known film alongside only yesterday is probably the least well known of videos masterpieces. But for me, I mean, you know, seize the chance to see this is part of the film for entirely retrospectives have been running the summer. One of the the last kind of typically films in Tokyo is a city foam rather than a rural film. The fantasy elements are very subdued as one correspondent said, it's magic realism rather than fantasy but is beautifully done. It's great coming of age story and the use of John Denver, country roots, correct. Completely brilliant. It's the one film. My mom is seen Loved loved it. it. So it connects with people in a different way to the other films..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"So if you look film Paddington, for example, the slapstick and Paddington is terrific at believe. I don't know whether it's motion capture or just reference footage. I think some of the pilots movements were taken from an actor who had trained with Philip golly, who's this brilliant French clone who is incredibly savvy about what is funny and gesture and movement, how you can move around the Senate, amusing way trained Sasha baron Cohen. For example. So parents that really strong core physical comedy film does not have. I'm not sure if it's even trying to be Paddington, but it kind of feels like it wants to be something David Lurie's Pete's dragon, reboot version of that film that he made where it's got this kind of melancholic under two is a family film or possibly even spike Jones's where the wild things are, which I think is massively under appreciated. But the thing is with both of those films there centered on young characters. There are things that children are aware of day-to-day life. The story of where the wealth striking kind of abandonment is about not being understood, speaks to children speaks, everyone is children everyone. This story is so much focused on adult concerns addressed in such a childlike way. I kind of don't think really knows who is four. I'll be really interested to hear what the correspondences on this because I don't know if I'm out on a limb with this or not, but to me just felt like it fell into neither category and as beautiful as Luke's it didn't quite connect. Well. Can bring your courage in a major end because they have corresponding. And of half and half, actually in term for for this first one there, this is from Ben winning and. Oh. Liberty as a purse. They treat me and my family attended a one day, early charity preview of Christopher, Robin. I've never been looking forward to have been for this films made me cry, and I have to say exceeded my expectations k. it wasn't quite Paddington level and the emotional depth. Never quite beyond sweet, but it was incredibly sweet and accommodate, particularly the train station sequences was absolutely hilarious. I can't remember the last time I was laughing so much in a cinema, special credit Moscow to Jim Cummings, the voice of antiga some of the film rested on his vocal shoulders, improved his status as a legend in the animation industry. Perfect birthday movie, Ben new Twenty-one from Norwich a quick Wasser up or Rama's best approximation there for my grand admit, encourage me to keep this thing into your program was the half. So of a greater day. Quite level on the Nixon says quarter preview of Christopher, Robin, and really enjoyed it from start to end. It was a massive nostalgia fest from memorable quotes too subtle refrains of the theme songs. So many of the images were recognisable from the books, and I found myself smiling throughout as remembered why every child loves the film was reminiscent of Mary Poppins with periods setting and message of the evils of working too hard and forgetting the importance of family. To be honest, Christopher, Robin himself was the least important part of this film. For me, it was all about visiting my friends from one hundred acre wood, and that's from Anna Nixon in leads. Robbie was, yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think it's interesting that Christopher, Robin is the least important part of the film because the film is unquestionably centered on him. I completely agree and I wish it hadn't been. I wonder if there was another version of the story that could have more centered, the daughter who comes more into the story as it goes along or possibly. I mean, the thing is because this is many, many years after Christmas childhood, they have to start with this organ which the young Christopher is having this tea party in the countryside with Putin. Take our number one. Because you can't go to this film and not see those..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Cracked. Cracks a few wrinkles, maybe. It's not stress. It's PU, lovely line. Often, the two are anyway. So you get the idea. The Christopher is kind of challenged by this. This reunion to reconnect with his sense of playfulness, childlike delight in the world wants to many, many years ago. And so he has to take his first reaction is to take pobox one hundred. But then when he arrives there, he finds the play shrouded in mist and he has this kind of big session of wrestling with his conscience overnight. He hallucinates half lumps in wiesel's these two villainous creatures from the original Email in stories, his long dark essential reckoning in the countryside before he's then reunited with Putin take your and all of the rest of the gang. But the way in which he's wrestling with a soul in the wilderness, it's kind of like the last temptation of Christ was soft toys is a really, really ought approach to this story strike. I think if you look at the writers, you can kind of see really interesting writers, Alex Ross Parry who did listen up Philip Toma Carthy rootin- directed spotlights an arson Schroeder Hidden Figures. These are not necessarily people you would pick to a child Centric story. And of course, the way in which Christopher Robin come is totally adult centered. Christopher is the main character by FIS is purely interested in his struggle. I think the an his kind of this dilemma of rebounding is bounds. Was talking about in the interview earlier, comes together to me. The problem with this is not much of a story for children to understand our kids are going to connect with this guy who's wrestling with work GT's versus life family, and the way in which the dilemma is approached by the film. It doesn't have the substance or emotional heft thought to connect with adults. I am normally a sucker for this kind of story about fathers not kind of fufilling as parental duties properly. I would normally be puzzle on the floor, and I have to say this did not pass the one crying test this film, which really surprised me. They also makes this bizarre to me on forced era. I think if you're going to have fantasy characters from childhood reappearing in the world, the sensible approach to me is like Calvin hopes route. So what Bill Watterson did with cartoon strip, which I thought was completely ingenious. Calvin, the young kid always sees a stuffed toy, tiger hopes as being alive, definitely objectively alive, a real breathing creature in the real world. But the parents in the world random sees them as just being cuddly. Toy. He lets the reader decide which is true are now this film doesn't go that route. Atoll in find it makes Poos existence as an animate soft toy. A blunt matter fact. And weirdly, for me, the fate of taking the magic out of it because it's almost as if he's just not being noticed by the side world rather than being this question over to what extent he's in Christopher's imagination on the conscious themselves are really beautifully done the enemy supply frame store in methods to you to terrific of visual houses. The cuddly toy pood- take our ER and piglet all this slightly Malti look to the far as being very well cuddled in a former life, and they've been, they've been left alone modern in the woods ever since. So the texture of the presence of them in the scenes as beautifully done great voice cast as well. Jim Cummings at the iconic voice Poon back, Brad, Garret, Nick, Muhammad, Peterka polity, rabbit Toby Jones. I also feel Canadian. This really, really strong voice cast. The generally the look of the film is terrific. Jane Bevan to the costumes as well. Really, really close, really fantastic environments as well. It has a very, I think, signed grasp of puree wordplay would one seen people say nothing is impossible. I do nothing every day, so they really kind of clever fun Lil little bits of wordplay. The did really well. Why think the director Mark Foster struggles with more Mark Foster you made quantum solace kite runner finding Neverland as well. This real finding Neverland DNA that's been kind over into this film. He really struggles with the physical comedy..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"This is fascinating to me these people's stories. Fascinating to me. This location is fascinating to me and we're just going to put it all together and see what works. I think it feels very, very much like a first film is promising rather than grades. But the premise is something that could. Have easily been a homework project. Talk to these people living in this building and see what they've got to pass. And actually because Mizrahi aimed so high, she gets this really interesting mix of ideas going on this kind of Jackson position of haunting images, strange images. Along with these people talking about their past lives. She allows the subjects to speak for themselves the infesting. She uses the sense that time is passing to tell a story of its own as I say, a great film great film overall, but definitely. Looking at distant constellation. Great. So decent conservation still to come another hour film compensation, including bees review. Yes. Indeed, we still to talk about Christopher, Robin, the festival, the guardians, the equalizer to and the eyes of Orson Welles it is Roby Colin enrollments. Rangan hyphen. Infra. A Mark. The bid double continues more have he's is better groomed. I would say we are here with Lloyd's film conversation, and you've also, I'm sorry to tell you missed my charming and sparkling chat with Emma Thompson. I think it's safe to say she fell in love with me. I think she did. Yeah, I think I think she really did and I'm not. I'm not overstating that definitely did an eye to with her Spanish, my wife, but I think she'll deal with it. Robby. Christopher, Robin, yes. Let's talk about Christopher Robin, which is actually takes a little bit of explaining what this film is and what isn't it was last year call goodbye Christopher, Robin, which was this biopic about e relationship with his son, a rolling mill starring Gleason Margot Robie, and the interviews Simon did the two of them became this kind of running this. This film is completely unrelated is a live action sequel to Disney's on Winnie the Pooh. Animations set after the second World War with Yoon McGregor as Christopher, Robin, who's grown into this father of one, but also workaholic and he'll at well, please eveland in his spice and they have a daughter Madeline, and basically he is called upon by his boss Mark Gatiss to make enormous cuts his department at work. So this family. We can that they were going to spend on the on the batteries of one hundred acre would go back to his childhood and kind of have this wonderful family time together, his wife and daughter to go there without him while he is left stranded in London with his red pen spreadsheets, trying to work wearing these sequence made now because of this stress that weighs upon his shoulders. PU is rose from this generation, long slumber and marriages from a whole tree outside of his house Tainos in London, direct from one hundred in order to help this childhood friend in need. And here's the moment which the meet each other. The kind of many years later reunion on a park bench. Whereas for its secrets for is surprised to see his childhood friend again. To do to do what to do, what to do..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"I'm giving you total totes, ten, ten because I'll tell you why you're listening to me and you're looking at me and sometimes you get into people and you can see that they're thinking about the next thing or they're thinking about their. Response. And if you're thinking about your response, you're not listening. So your brilliant listening. So start. Thank you tops folk you so much. That's fine. Thank you never been complimented before about having so little going on in my mind, the Mm. director. The personal talkative. Thank you so much. Turned a negative into a positive Emma spins such a pleasure to talk to you. Thank you so much. You are so fantastic in this film. It's been a genuine. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank good luck with the rest of your first day. So that was Emma Thompson talking about the children act, which is out next week is very rare that I get of Java price. Oh, during an interview, you can't ask for higher than toots. Tenant of it doesn't come any better note. I mean ten at ten is good, but. Ted Cruz is next level's site. Robbie, tell us about some of this out today. Yes. Let's talk about distant constellation, which is this kind of semi experimental documentary from time to chivalrous Ryan Rahu Turkish American. She grew up in the United States, but the film was shot in Istanbul over a number of summer visits to see her father. Most of it was shot in a state run retirement whom carefully site steps and actually begins in this enormous building development that we're given to believe is very close by to the retirement home. So as we see the the residents of the home going up at the daily routines and talking to Ivanov camera and doing as bits and pieces, there's this constant presence of this strange excavation going on nearby these signs and shudders of digging ringing through this building. The the film is basically takeout with interviews with the residents about themselves talking about the lives up to this point, and there's a really wide range. Of people that she, she turns the camera on one in seventy kind of hunts. This. Thicke sation on all things. Karnal shall we say, talks about reminisces about reading Lolita. For the first time. He reads passages from the liter to har-. He his his love life in the past. And at one point he kind of jokingly proposes to the director as well. So you've got this kind of fruity part going on. But then on the other hand, is Armenian women who must be over one hundred years old. She talks about her younger brother. Having been born in nineteen fifteen younger brother, and she is able to talk about her firsthand experience, the genocide and the way in which are family had to convert Islam and change their names to survive. This is kind of first hand testimony from this historical atrocity that happened, you know, one hundred years ago also an elderly photographer who's losing his sight. He talks about his life as far and then there's a kind of a path that he can no longer see as well as he couldn't site was kind of the key part of his life. There's also two men who seem to spend the entire film lighting up and down a lift. This is what they do for amusement in the home is they go up and down. So you have this kind of intimate and unguarded atmosphere going on in the in the home itself. Then also this dimension of the of the building site without being too morbid. The digging down there is for shadowing that you say, another impending digging down it will be carrying on dumb. Throughout the film, this a sense of half deserted this about the the old folks as the residence depart. And because it was shot over number of years. A lot of people who've interviewed on camera mentioned four names at the end people who did die during production. This a sense of this new one there to replace them and looking at the window, this new whirling around in this kind of weird. Joyce our cosmic thing, and it's a really peculiar mood. The film lands on is kind of you got the p. antics and on one hand cosmic angst on the other end. But halfway through, I realize this is basically the best Tarkovsky marigold hotel a really, really niche proposition, but it's not an unappealing, do think, and I feel when you can afford to just go all out and choose something..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Extraordinary extraordinarily clever kind compassionate sort of considered deliberate woman who's worked incredibly hard to get to where she is and and serves this role with everything that she has. And it's about a moment in her life where her marriage suddenly. Appears to implode. She hasn't been listening. So husband throws of grenade into the room to make her listen and it unbalances her. And so it's really about her walking this very fine border fractured border between her personal and her public life and how she balances it in the mistakes that she makes in how she comes to terms with those mistakes. It's. It's about so many things that's the thing is of course it's about the Lord's about the rights of children. It's about religion, how you respect religion, how you see other people's points of view. And it's about marriage and how some things sometimes have to die in order to be rebuilt and reborn in. You mentioned how it's a refreshing change from of all of the marvel movies that were saying did. So think there was a slight parallel with this film. A from in terms of near the beginning of the film because your character is dealing with each and every one of the cases that you see her deal with would trouble somebody for a lifetime, and she's dealing with those die in day out nonstop. And there's a bit near the beginning of the film where there's a montage of you kind of dealing with these things, and it's almost like the bit. We see the superheroes. So of Lyon, the smackdown on a on a series of villains. And then after that point you start, you get to this moment that sort of you sort of say her change or be challenged in a way that she hasn't been before. And I thought that was really felt like you'd been setup as of almost infallible kind of judge. And then all of a sudden you see that kind of starts to come apart. Absolutely brilliant, brilliant version of it. So she's like this sort of super woman. I do see, I know I know two female judges quite well. Now made friends with tooth and they are to me completely superhero. Like the amount of work they take on the way their brains work, but also their hearts that there's this marriage of compassion and, and of course all our heroes in those marvel movies have that marriage of courage and compassion and strength and fortitude. All of those things. That's what we want from IRA's. So you're absolutely right. She's like superman. In the third one where he kind of goes over to the dark side. It's true also that the two, the two men in her life, the young boy that she, she whose case she presides husband turn and have to say to her, you're not superhuman. You know, it's time that you listened and why don't you. You think you're so powerful and you think you'll never wrong. It's such a brilliant way of thinking about it. I'd never thought about it like that. One of the things on very one. Bringing Brian, you spend on things that tonight. Head. Huge brain. The thing that I thought that the other thing that struck me because he's sort of. You know, as you're talking there about the fact that she's she's got something wrong or Saint. You've got something wrong. He did occur to me watching that film that that she is dealing with such challenges that it is almost impossible for that to not impinge on our personal life. And you say that and you see that she has the her immersion in her work because led to her relationships deteriorating, but it's, it's not this film doesn't hold your hand through all of those things allow so much interpretation. And so it's not saying this is the person you should be. This is the person you should be judging against, and this is the person that you should be thinking is getting everything wrong. There isn't that it's not black and white law, and that is particularly in the cinema that we watching. Recently, I think is quite an unusual thing, isn't it?.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Really enjoyed the strong on Somboon witty, banter, and a few genuine jump scares to boot dive on. Okay. Well, it is a Colin an Rama shrank Nathan in for Mark and salmon on five live the children actors out next week adopted by mccune from his own novel. Roby do Not not this this one. one. What it's about because it's not as complex is is the new film from Richard air, who's the director of scandal as you say it was adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel arm for a few years back it stars, Emma Thompson, as a judge in Haikou in London who is. Kind of habitually working these incredibly morally complex cases to do with children and how much children can exert their own free will on their destiny and how much they're their destiny. The better interests have to be looked after by the state, and she comes across a particularly thorny keys, which is this teenage boy is played by Finn Whitehead from Dunkirk. Tommy, the national lead ruined on Kark is very strictly religious and is a few weeks from his eighteenth birthday. So still cancer minor, but only just and he has leukemia and he needs a blood transfusion in order to survive and he's rejecting the blood transfusion on the grounds of his religion. And so Emma Thompson, Scott has to weigh the morality of this and she kind of gets drawn into the case. She discovers more of what it means to to be to take responsibility for another person's life is not a decision that can be made and then moved on from this big ramifications splash in all directions. That was such a beautiful description. Thank you. Yep. Yup. Great. You're doing very well Stanley Tucci in it too. I forgot that. Okay. I was delighted to be talking to one of the stars of the film, Emma Thompson, and we were here that conversation after this clip. I want to hear it in your own words, why weren't you have a blood transfusion? Because Because it's it's wrong. wrong. Goethe's told us. Why is it wrong? Was anything wrong when they just know it. Murder, torture, lawing, being unfaithful in your marriage. Now, do we just know. Go to put it. Transfusion, like torture wrong. I wish I could make you see this flood isn't just biological thing in. It isn't just simple life is so. What we are that was a clip from the children act, and I'm delighted and slightly nervous to be talking to the star of the film. Emma Thompson. Hello. This is your first show or you excited exhorted of business and feeling a little bit of pressure. Yeah, I would have liked of led into this talking to somebody that I'm less of wrote by. I mean, I mean as a compliment on my road by because you intimidating in any way, but you are in a good way in a good in a nice, lovely way. Is it my crown. But I'm wearing. You have feels like you have a chronic time. Of openness of openness k.. By making me feel very well. Honored and privileged crowd. Now we've got to stop looking. Come on. Okay. Sorry. Okay. Forget into business mode. So the children act, you are? Absolutely fantastic. Thank you. Could you, would you mind give me your take on what you think the film is about in terms of because it's it's quite complex pace, isn't it? Yeah, yes. I mean, it's one of those films that were I to be an audience member. I'd look at it and go, oh fear, thank goodness in OSA grownup film, and it's a really all the marvels stuff and everything. But I do need a grownup film from time to time and they don't come along that often actually. So it's about a judge in the family court..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Means it knows exactly what it is and doesn't take it so seriously, which in turn made it a great switch off the brain from the outside world movie of hyphen. Youngest liked it so much. I had to take to sit again on Monday and second viewing was just as good, I believe after taking a third time, good grief. So what's your take over. Mark Commodore says, when he's here is jaws is not a film bow shark. I would say the Meg is a film version is operating on basically one level if that. But what's interesting about it is it was a Chinese Hollywood production and with with the hope that this would be a film that was as big in the west. I said, we didn't east. And if you look at the box office results, three point six million in the UK is a really strong opening weekend for something that basically the brand is Jason Statham and a shark. There's new previous. He may have enormous previous affection for Jason see the sharks, but there's new franchise to have to be pushing you back into this again to see this. So he's done really well in the UK is done proportion, even better in the states to forty five point, five million dollars, and it's something we can there on China to the equivalent of fifty million dollars. So as basically made as much in China as it has the estate. So the experiment is worked, and I think the the film that's come out of it is enjoyable. I think it's quite an amenable film and the further I get away from it, the less. Appropriate that seems for a giant shark. Maybe some work paraly- threes edge would have been welcome. But goodness, people are obviously enjoying it. We as well pull Boland is a voice of dissent. Actually the the whole thing was rather anti climatic. It's a film that doesn't really know what it wants to be the first half takes way too seriously. And in the second half is Parana three day the film standstill still to try and force a human element, which is quite dull. And as we know, sharks cannot stand still. It's not helped to that. Shackled by twelve is difficult making the film quite redundant. Stephen oaks says, however, saw the make on AmEx. Only last night. It's great fun. I have no idea how scientifically correct is I can verify is completely scientifically correct. And I don't care. I wanted to stay in versus big fish, and that's what I go is got FX jumps humor, bad guys, getting eaten good guys, getting eaten. The most unrealistic thing is the impressive physical condition of statements character of to being drunk for five years silly, but it's great escapism I think that's absolutely right. And I think that is. It's interesting that one of the correspondence would mention Parana three d. because obviously it's it's aiming as an experiment to see how many people can go and see these films, three horror film. It's very, very explicitly gory, and it's not the kind of film the mega trying to be. So it couldn't go quite as brutal as it just to me, it lacks that kind of. Provocative edged that that film heart and again you, that's not what they were going for. The are going for Jason Stephan versus a giant shark that could be enjoyed the world over and obviously is being enjoyed the world over for me. If you want to see a recent shark film that is not a shark, the Shiloh is by Joan call it Sarah with Blake, lively is the absolute best exemplifies you. You can go back to with the Meg of looking back to deep blue sea there. Any Highland thing where the the shocks are kind of given double size brains, and then they use these size brains, debris of the inclusion run amok to find another film. It's like basically is a short film about shark. There's nothing really going on beyond seen Jason safe and fighter shot. He does actually jump the shark at one point. Yes, he does. He does very literally deeply also contains one of the greatest deaths in cinema history. Right? Exactly. One of the most surprising. Yes, absolutely. On a moment in which a shark, this the shark Tarnon and oven someone's hiding in an oven. Yeah, on the shark accidentally, I think turns the oven on still. To be deliberate would be incredible. Chad Williams says the make is White House down at sea loads of great, dumb fun..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"You know, we don't need to be saving the entire planet every single time when these films come around, it's okay. Just to kind of chase away this nasty man and to help at this this I do want to go into this, but this other person who is afflicted by a certain kind of superhero super villain light condition. You don't need to go back every time. No, and there's a middle ground. I mean, it could be just like just Croydon in jeopardy or something. You know, it would be nice. Yes. Okay. Number three, having credible tooth yet. So this is no overtaken every other Pixar film in UK with exception of twenty three forty, five million pounds in five weeks. So I mean twenty three saying on just a hint under seventy five millions. I'm not sure if this will reach that, but it choose the the extent to which these the defection. These concerts are held in even after fourteen years since last incredible film that's really stayed in. People are keen to see the latest adventure always on presumably over and over again. You know, it's the kind of number that suggests series repeat business sequel fourteen years afterwards of a kids film. Who is that is that is the idea behind can't. Well, this is what Bryant board director of the film was always said is he's not making films for children. He's making films are accessible to the whole family, but they can have as much they can have serious emotion weight, and they can have you know, great style to them humorous assigns. And you know You it know, was. it was kind of a slightly softer version of what he was doing with the iron giant. You know, he's, he was working on a nation, but this is a kind of a film is towards the. A work of art. I think the giant certainly the work of art incredible to. He's just on this grab bag of stuff. He loves like slapstick in there is some kind of mid century modern design. These incredible sweeping action sequences and there are parts of the film involving the villain, the screensaver which are properly scary for kids. I saw it before I without Mitchell and undecided. It was probably too intense for them. Now they're five and three in his is quite intense Strube sequence where Alaska all gets into the bad guys hideout, but you know, the Breitbart doesn't apologize for that to him. That's kind of a misstep. That's exactly what he's aiming to do. Something that will connect with people of all ages. So number two, we have mama. Mia, here we go again, yes, forty eight million. It's taken in four weeks. My suspicion was that this film might open enormous and Barnett quite quickly as often happens with special hope. No suspicion. I love me. I love the sequel as well, but it's often with highly. Has two sequels the Barnett quite quickly because everyone rushes into see them in week one, and then they've seen them and they move on that has not happened with this is doing incredibly well. I think for the last four weeks, it's taken more than three million every single weekend, which is very, very rare. I just think it's a film that understands what works, but the first one and leans into run and that number one. Yes. We have the Meg Meg, and Ben pain says about the my dear supply teachers, my wife and I had been looking forward to tonight for a long time. We're huge staff fans, staffer Stacey wanted. I make a blunder there. So early on in the Email. So babysitter booked long in advance. And off we went for date night. What could be better than the state versus a giant prehistoric, shark in max three day worth the extra money as it was gigantic, the three d. wasn't great, but the size of the max made up for it. Well, we loved every Streep, admit, I don't remember the last time I had this much fun at the cinema grin across my face from start to finish. Yes, is completely nonsensical ridiculous, but that is why the state's films are so great brain checked in at the desk and just go with it. Brilliant. And that's from Ben in Swindon. And Kevin Evans says, I saw the make with my daughter's fifteen and ten on Saturday. All resist the joke with names, and we all really enjoyed it. Two hours passed in no time, and I enjoyed watching my girls cling onto each other during the more tent..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Jumping from gripping setpiece to set piece without pause for breath. However, impressive is decreases. Helicopter skills may be having had several years experience in this field. There is no way the editing of the control movements onscreen matched with the movements of the helicopter. But perhaps that's just my small hill on which to die ticketed tonk and down with the Nazis. And that's from squadron leader j. berry violets pulpit itself, say parish, well to have picked up on. I. I mean, I'm assuming that was first time round with the film is impressive because that sequence is just heart in most stuff. And what's so exciting is I think is you've got again, that's kind of Newland influence coming through is that was shot with digital cameras up in the hell. The helicopter cockpit with these incredible vistas spinning around on all sides. I mean, it's just the the degree of American that you get from the way in which the action sequences are shot is is sensational were not sufficient emotion. Bill out. By the control movements, and that is something that is an ongoing issue for milk forever distracted by the control movements. Okay. At number four, we have aunt man and the wasp, yes, this kind of pallet cleanser. I think between Infinity war and captain marvel is a much. Of course, the name suggests antler is much smaller scale. Marvel movie is made ten point five million in two weeks. Just kind of find on the marvel scale is more than than the original atman was doing at this point is life cycle, but it's not one of these big spectaculars to me. Actually, it's one of the better of the films. I think it's a really beautiful self contained product. You really need to have relied on eight films worth of revision in order to understand what is the thing is Infinity war totally get why this is such a big film event, but it is a standalone film is really odd, pop culture, objects. It doesn't really have a normal shape to the story at all. You Thanos if anyone, he's the lead character even as the villain, and you have these. Seven, eight different storylines raging around all of which into even everything. The shape of it is really all the rhythm of it is really odd, but the the way in which ends is this generation's Empire Strikes Back moment. Atman in the wash doesn't have any of that, but it is incredibly funny is very consistently ingenious. Very clever can have used at the time the scale shifts and everything. So for me, that was the more enjoyable film fills. Perfect sequencing, doesn't it because infinite is so huge and so massive and the universe encompassing. And then it does make sense that the next film falling in that would be of essentially like a heist movie is bullet right down. Exactly. An Infinity was totally agree with you by the way, the fact that in order to fully follow, infinite yours, you have to have a master's degree in in the avengers is so reliant on previous knowledge worse. I'm wasp is a film I would say to somebody you can watch this almost without having any previous knowledge of of the Maulvi universe. I think it would actually be a good first marvel film to show your kids. I mean, even actually in terms of the violence in it is not particularly violent compared to the other films and the villain played by Walton Gauguin's something. One of the villains is this guy who just basically his thing is he wants to steal the ant man Technologie. There's no GRANDE so of universe concrete. He just wants to steal it and sell it, and it's this kind of great, low key. When I was a kid, my grandmother used to tell me incredible hulk stories a bedtime, and it would be. What the incredible hulk got up to when he was at knbr. So it was always quite visit, the zoo and all this kind of stuff. And it was always this kind of low key villainy that was going on kids throwing stones at the Tigers that Paul could intervene and it just really reminded me of that kind of,.
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"I went to see unfriendly and had one of the most stressful experiences. The only horror in the film, however, is when it became clear from the beginning that this is a film might by people who do not know how computers work. None of the film would have happened if he'd just formatted his hard drive like most people would. If they got second hand laptop about five minutes into the film, our minds hard-drive crashed. I ended up having fun based on just how little sentences film made. Also having looked up both ending. San, like I got the sounded like the worst one. Good luck to his first date. Welcome to the church and Alex twenty north Hampton. I mean, it's a legitimate plot hole. You can pick. Why didn't you format hard district these a horror movie teens, the don't behave rationally. Yeah, I think you can still believe that they don't know what correct hard-drive etiquette is in this case is like saying the star Texas, chainsaw. Why? Not to these kids? Go scary hosts, yeah. Why? Because it takes a chainsaw. So that's one. Okay. Well, that sounds like a good explanation for that at number eight is teen titans. Go to the movies which has been around for two weeks and has just reached one million. The last weekend gone. It's gone to infected and percent from last week, the takings which is much much more than the two other family enemies at the box office at the moment, which I think is a petty because I think this is excellent is good is incredible too, but no, I don't think it's quite as good as incredible to do. You think is fantastic. Is one of the funniest films I've seen in a while. I do think it's a pity that it's not done as well as we would have would have. Liked it too done. But I think part of the reason is when you're sort of making a decision about the cinema because I've seen my kids what these teen titans, and then you see the advert for the for the actual film, you just think, well, this is just a longer episode. You know what I mean? You're paying money to go to the cinema. This is an elongated episode and that is a shame because actually when you go and watch the film, it's got, it's got so many ideas and is unbelievable. It's hilarious, great musical numbers as well. The cartoon is great musicals numbers of as well. There's the, you know the waffles episodes. Yes, this is my favorite to the cat beast boy and cyborg decide that they're going to say nothing but waffles, and that's kind of that's. That's it. That's that's the plot, but these single great song where the only lurk has waffles. Yeah. And so if that sounds funny, then there are other songs in this are equally if not even more funny, like the upbeat inspirational song about life? Yes, featuring Michael Bolton, I'm on on lyrics as that helping new tiger playing the guitar. Yes, and and don't be if you don't like waffles you an issue with what was done that put you off. Because they're all songs though the lyrics, a maximum one joke about waffles in the yes, but if you like waffles, I mean, it's a win. Win is absolutely incredible at seven. We have the darkest minds. Yes. Another of the second of this week's three new entries which took three hundred eighty eight thousand over the weekend for me an incredibly generic and dull young adult science fiction thing. It feels like to me, we're at the point in that John recycle. No, if you take the hunger games films as being the lock stock and snatch of the of the genera we're no sort of don't love on her and be runs an aluminium in the absolute and the deer basically. And it's just this recycling of Trump's ideas that we've seen. I've certainly seen time and time again. So as it gold you to appear in the top ten? No, it's been. It would have gold me if it was much higher than is, but I think there's just a natural audience exhaustion with this kind of stuff. Even the third maze runner film which came out recently didn't do quite as well as the the original tunes just because I think people are getting tired in fact, is the not there's another divergent film which has yet to seem to think that..
"emma thompson" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Of lawlessness, in which every crime including martyrs legal for for one year in America, white was set up in the first place. It kind of gets its teeth a little bit into the juicy, kind of socials, sociological subtexts of that, but not as much as another film we talked about last week, the domestics, which unfortunately has not charted this week. But yeah, for me, all of the four. This is the one that kind of comes closest to to really making the premise kind of singing the way it should do. Does it satisfactorily justify the premise because that was the issue with all of these purchases. I just didn't buy the premise. And so then what if you don't buy the premise you Congo, Buddha, I mean, there's this incredible moment halfway through where the scientists. Social scientists, psychologists car to came up with the idea to make martyring. Okay. For one night she goes, why have I done. Well, you didn't make Martin illegal. It's not a massive late from the initial thought is I thought we should make mode illegal. Now, murder is happening. A massively surprised at number nine unfriendly, dark web, yes. A new entry which two hundred twenty three thousand over the weekend. It's kind of a subset of found footage horror, which I call shared screen horror, which is the whole story plays I on is supposed to be a single laptop screen. And so you have plot strands taking place in private chat and in video calls and on social media feeds in elective thing. And actually, it sounds very complicated and difficult when when you watch it, I was surprised. I just had shoot of this kind of method of storytelling becomes very, very quickly. The story itself is really conventional. You have a set of half a dozen teenagers who are killed one by one by this malevolent force. But the way in which it's told is what's innovative, please on these contemporary fears like the idea, all of your data exists somewhere online in someone with the time could play join the dots and then met your. Life, hell or destroy your whatever else. Also, the idea that there's this party internet that we just don't really knew what goes on and all sorts of sinister things are changing hands. The the film's kind of base are in this premise of a cache of very sinister video files which had discovered on the laptop and the teens being horror film teens decide to investigate further. And of course disasters happen. But what really excites me about is the fact that it uses this hold of new arsenal of horror techniques that are made possible by this this desktop, former of the film where you can build suspense by having a video feeds stole or be laggy for a while or pixel pixeleted or you can have something happening in a window that you can't quite see. And these are all things that you know away from this format couldn't really be done in horror before maybe can be done as offensively. So that was what really impressed me about this. The story is not gonna stay with me a toll on, but the experience of watching I think is really kind of in the moment very effective does is playing out on a screen take you out of the film until because one of my horror film coping techniques is to remember. There's a cameraman and stuff like that. And and you know, when you've got the screener, does that sort of is that a degree of separation too much? We still completely involved new. I was completely involved. I mean, I've, I've seen this in the the original because this is a sequel to unfriendly which came, I think to those on fourteen and both of those films I've seen in cinema, I would love to rewatch these one of them on a laptop in bed because I think that's possibly the, you know, the ideal circumstances under which always it'd be scary. I watching it alone on a laptop than it would be with an audience. Yeah. Well, I haven't amo here from Alex pass, who says, dear Rome, rob, which identifies a double at nine, but I like it..
Emma Thompson is joining new 'Men in Black' spinoff
"Let's move on to some spinoff news. The men in black spinoff is gearing up in. We have learned the Emma Thompson is joining the cast reprising her role from par three. Ben tell us about it yet. That's basically all we know from this one is that is that Emma Thompson who played agent zero in twenty twelve's men in black three is going to be coming back to reprise that role the so we know that agents era was sort of like the leader of the men in black. She took over that role after rip torn who played Zad in the first two movies. I guess he died in the third entry. It's been so long since I've seen men in black three, I thought at once in the theaters and basically just completely forgot about the movie. I know involved time travel. There's a lot of weird stuff going on that, but Emma Thompson is great. I mean, any movie that that adds her. I mean, like she automatically makes everything better. She's an Oscar winning actress and Oscar winning screenwriter the I think the second time that she will be returning to play the same character in a popular film franchise because she was also in the Harry Potter movies. So we know that she's the leader of the men in black and also Liam Neeson has been added to the cast of this spin off. We knew about that, but he is going to be playing the. Leader of the London branch of the minimum black and this spin off or reboot, or whatever it's going to be is supposed to take the action to more global scale. So maybe the two of them are going to. I don't know if they, they could have a big business meeting about how they're going to run the minimum black on a global scale. I don't know exactly if they're going to interact in person or share the screen. But if they do it, don't make a nice nice little reunion for them because they were both in love. Actually back in two thousand three now, did we always know that this is going to be said in the same universe? I mean, I, it is a spin off, but it's kind of a bit of a reboot as well. Did you connections? I mean, I think they, they have not said whether or not Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones. The stars of the the first three movies are going to be coming back, but I would not rule out a quick cameo from them. I think just I guess because I haven't set it on this episode. Chris Hemsworth antenna Thompson are leading the cast in this new edition, but. But yeah, I think this is the first official connection we have between this new movie and the the original trilogy. So I don't know. I mean, that certainly opens the door for the possibility of a cameo before wills Mathur Tommy Lee Jones and now that, yeah, now that we know it's one hundred percent set in that same universe. I'm going to predict right now that Will Smith appears either in one of the final two scenes of the movie or in an after cry or cry in credits. Seen that that's my prediction Mark down. Yeah, let's move onto Hamilton which might be headed to the big screen sooner than we think, but not as we had hoped Chris toilets, but it. Yes, everyone knows Hamilton, it's a huge, hit a Pulitzer prize winning musical. Everyone knows what it is even if you don't follow Broadway news and as is the case with most big musicals it's only a matter of time before Hollywood comes calling and turns this into a big movie and we had assumed it would take a while for this just because the film is the place still running and they don't wanna, you know, have it have the movie competing with the play. They want to get as many people at the play as possible. But now comes word there is going to be a film sooner than we thought, but it's not going to be the big Hollywood remake of the play instead right before Lin Manuel, Miranda the creator and original star of Hamilton. Left's the original cast along with pretty much all the original started to leave in two thousand sixteen. They recorded a alive performance with the entire original..