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"paddington" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"Something I'm not able to do. I think this shows potential. Caitlyn Durant. Thank you. Yeah. So we meet paddington he lives so these two adult bears are his aunt and uncle. And they are just sort of living their normal lives. This is the exposition of the movie, just like normal world status quo. But a natural disaster and earthquake displaces them from their home. Uncle pisu, okay. Dies. In the first 5 minutes of the movie, which, so that's not a spoiler. But it's so sad and you're watching this movie and 5 minutes in, you're balling your eyes out because a bear dot and you're just like, oh my fucking God. So I'm hooked. The first time I see this movie, which is in like 2015, maybe like a year or two after it came out. I'm just like, what in the hell? Who knew this movie was going to be good? And it's not good. It's great. So I'm like already crying. Right, right. They've already reached in and grabbed. They're just like, for some reason. And then for the next 15 minutes, I continue sobbing. I don't know if anyone else has this reaction, but I'm just so endeared and my heartstrings are so cold by the first act of this movie. And then also the rest of it. Anyway, so this natural disaster displaces paddington and his aunt Lucy, who survived. And she's like, okay, well, we don't have a home anymore. Let's go to London, except she's too old to travel. So she goes to the home for retired bears, which is in Peru. That's real. Sure, of course it is. And she sends cuttington off to live in London. And she's like, find the exposure. He will give you a home because he had told us, you know, you'll receive a warm welcome from him. So yeah, paddington gets shipped off to London. He, although his name is not paddington yet, he has a bear name. Oh, he has a bear name that is possibly a secret. He does reveal it because he says he says, because it's just like a bear growling. It's always a fair name. Also. Because he also speaks, he speaks English. The queen, the queen's English, as well as bear. And apparently. So I guess to London, everyone is mean, except for him. Except for this one family, the Brown family who, especially the matriarch of the family, misses Brown, she takes a curiosity to paddington, who is, by the way, in paddington station this is how he gets his name. And she's just like, where are your parents? Are you lost? Do you need some help? And he's like, yeah, I'm trying to find a home, but I don't know how to find a home. Because he's just so sweet and he doesn't really know and he's also like he's very childlike. In fact, he might even be a child, but that's confusing because the actor who voices him is an adult man, Ben whishaw. Sure, you're like, how did I know how old paddington is? Right. All we know is that, well, he is a fish out of water, so he gets to be, I don't know what I'm doing. And then he has a heart attack. So he's just wondering. A fish out of water out of Peru. A tail is all this time. So the Brown family is like, okay, we can take you in for the night while we help you find a home..
Fresh update on "paddington" discussed on The Dork Forest
"I would like that picture please. I love you. Thank you. Okay. I went to London a couple years ago, Jamie and I actually did a couple live shows for the bechdel cast. And then I was like, well, I'm here in London. Awesome. So I rented an Airbnb in paddington, which is just also a neighborhood in London, of course. So I was like, what's the cheapest Airbnb I could find in paddington? There's a store in paddington station that is dedicated to just basically all paddington merch. So I went there and I spent so much money. I bought everything there. There was also a paddington walking tour. So I've obviously I went on. Obviously. So I really did that. Any and all paddington things I can engage in, I do. There's a stage play called paddington gets in a jam that was in playing in New York for a while, and I went to that. I was the only adult in the audience who didn't also have a child with them. Because everyone was like, I'm going to bring my. Because it definitely, that one was more so than the movies was like, this is for children. But I still it's a stage production about jams. But I still loved it. Was that a dress? Yes. That was actually not addressed as a justice. It should have been. But anyway, so yeah, I love paddington the movies specifically. And there's a third one in development right now. Oh. All right. So there is hope for it to continue. Do you own the Monday on the month every medium DVD on the digitally I have two different copies of the first paddington movie because my mom bought me one and then around the same time I also bought myself one. So I have two of these now. Well, it's nice because then you have one exactly. And if you would like to buy do you have a DVD player?.
"paddington" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"But first of all, we know that he's a Peruvian bear. He's among a breed, a rare breed of talking bears. So the movie opens with an English explorer coming to Peru to explore slash probably colonize. Of course. That's what white people do. And so he goes any discovers this family of bears. It's an adult male and female bear who he discovers is able to talk, so he kind of. You could argue that he just shows them some stuff like the English language and marmalade. You could also argue that he's like, here is my culture. Now you take it. Or else I will not accept you. You don't have to defend the colonizing backstory of panic to bear. We could just say, he came. He invited to the invite paddington. They have not paddington hasn't entered the picture yet. This is pre so he names them he names them Lucy and pesto, the bears, and he's like, here's some marmalade. You're awesome. And if you ever want to come to London, you can be sure very warm welcome. So then we cut to a few years later, paddington is now present. He's this sweet little bear. He's clumsy. He's very innocent. Perhaps even a little on the naive side, but he's also he's just so kind and polite and earnest. So immediately you're endeared to this little bear, he's earnest in the way that so few things are these days. And as a unapologetic cynic myself, I it's actually kind of surprising that I love these movies so much because I'm just, I live. You're just you're drawn to this earth. It says you're drawn to this. The purity of having to bear. Is I'm going around just grumbling all the time being like everything sucks. The world sucks. I hate everybody, blah blah blah. Patent in on the other hand, he sees the best in people. He wants the best for everyone. He just looks directly into your soul and finds.
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
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"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"I mean okay. I love jamie fox. I'm not trying to go jamie foxx. He's great he's i mean but that's at working at movie is good. Another good. bit of the missing person has a red hat a blue coat and nice relationship. Oh the base comedy of this movies. The comedy that runs through every single scene is that the society's relationship to what seen a talking bear would be is not total disinterest but it is so utterly muted. What real life would be so wrong. But he's a bear is secondary like anything else is consistently hilarious. It's minor inconvenience. Yeah it's oh man. I mean the setup and payoff work in this fucking thing like the fact that every family member has skill and then those skills will help them the lake constant reminder of him having a sandwich in his hat. It's like it's just so good like there's yeah i dunno i you know what i have nothing else to say about this movie. I'm done it's great. It's perfect i love it. Paddington is my best friend's a plus he should be. We should have a day where we all just celebrate paddington marla day marmalade day. Every how them early we should have marmalade day and in florence. Pugh is the marmalade clean and god. What a perfect world that would be. I'm not. I'm not smart enough quick enough to make the joke. But there's something about a joke between what you just made in like the bear suit in in midsummer. Yes yes. there's something there. Yeah there's a because you gave something something. All right producer corey. Do you have any thoughts on paddington. Before we go because they think carson are running the steam here. I think i think really the only thing i want to add Besides acknowledging that everything you've said has been brilliant and lovely patented to be. My best friend is. I'm sorry he's my best friend. We can find that. Okay okay. you're losing more points. I met the style of this is just beautiful from directing standpoint Just stunning with like the magical realism. Which kind of flitting in. And out of that. And i i mean everything stylistically about this movie is chefs kiss beautiful. I truly was just so happy. That was watching. It's really really really lovely. Little movie i was going to add to the rules of the world. One of the first notes to win The dad walks by paddington in the train. Station is what are the rules of this universe because i if i walked by training burner train station i would probably just. He's probably selling something exactly selling something. Yeah like oh it's so funny. Oh allah is so. This'll be my final thought here. Which is that did you to know that. Paul king director of this padding tutu and then just like a a bevy of lake very like coltie but now very influential alternative british comedy programmes. Like fuck my boo in garth. Randy's dark the darkest hour Is signed on to direct the timothy. Shallow may star vehicle. Willy wonka prequel movie. Oh yeah I hated that timothy shalam was making that but now that i know that he's directing usually more interested. Yes is my reaction to that is the exact same as my reaction to when they announced that they're doing a han solo prequel movie and they got Lord miller directing at where. I'm like well. I don't that concept offends me my core but look if anybody can do it. I guess what we're saying is is going to be replaced with ron howard. Yeah exactly he's going to be replaced on that. And yes and then you're gonna have a glenn close is going to be in there and she's gonna be in her hillbilly and she's really..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"There's for filling up the gutters what you know. I'm like oh that sounds again. It came out two years before but it sounds scarily like a taco truck at every corner. Like it's a you know. I mean it's it's that it's that good nativist that native ism just reasserting. Its time i mean that's the thing is like is. I mean you kept us already at this. Point is already like lobbing the conservatives to be like. let's do a. Let's let's let's get out like let's let's quit the union with the union. It's working lake. They are they are aware of. What's going on the world is dom. I wish i could live in the paddington winter. Mary's he's worked out. I think paddington should be the president. I think i can't believe that in the third movie pat havington's going to get into some hygience baking bread and then he's going to accidentally solve nuclear fusion and end climate change like. I can't believe weird fact that i saw while going through Wikipedia is a apparently colin. I was originally supposed to play paddington and dropped out partly through production inside they have been would weird about what is so perfect. And i'm not even like a wishaw extent. Like i love colin. I but like that's civil. Refine it where he said. Like acute and mousy. Yeah and he's just sincere in nice and kind and polite and Yeah that's weird. I mean that's there that connection. I will stay to my other favorite movie about Simultaneously like simultaneously destroying but also reasserting aspects of Like british cultural colonialism which is a became the first kingsman movie in which call earth does actually kind of we actually weirdly enough is now that think about welcomed my tedtalk colin. I is the paddington of the first kings movie i will be presenting my slide. Show live event at some point in the future. That's weird. i gotta think about that one a little bit more. that's weird. Yeah that would not have worked which is great wish phenomenal which is phenomenal. And i'm so glad you said kingsman because you started the kings go if he fucking brings up the king's speech screen. No it's weird that there was the king's man and then others the kingsman and that the upcoming the teams man and then also the king's speech a great trilogy of films that i love. Yeah but i mean one more. They're super is to say about this. I have a collection of bits. That i think are phenomenal For example the bike when he says a. I mean i am a sucker. I am sucker for fake period footage when the movie opens with the fake Such a sucker for it always. It doesn't matter what it is. But he's the we only wrought what was absolutely necessary in there. He has a team of. Twenty people lugging a whole manners worth of stuff great. Bit yeah I need him after my darling mother. In the strange boxer. I met in the pup great bit so that that i'm but see either my favorite note that wrote about. This movie is a The hijinks semicolon the jinx their so high It's great paddington. There's there's one hundred seven ways to say it is raining. Yes yes oh my god. The whole speaking bear thing. Might you know weirdly enough also. Something is this movie. Shares with robin hood is that there is a in my language. My name is pronounced like this and then the other character plays a lot better in this movie because it's literally a very right right instead of just like learning how to say a man's name during pad eastern accent precipitates..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"Right in coming in perfect sync when when the father steps forward and sent in paddington is like you give gives a speech. That made me cry. How he's paddington. Our family and family sticks together. You wanna get hit and you're going have to go through. All of us with makes me cry. The exact same way to the scene of pnn spiderman all start throwing stuff the greek god be like new york. You gotta take all of us is like makes me cry. But and then he's like you're going to have to go through me and she's dislike. Okay yeah. I've never smoked a person but i could do that like immediately. Like oh yeah. I'll i'll do ultra murder. You think i won't do a murder. Absolutely i will. Yes graham it. It's very fun. She makes a she makes. Villa easily could have been easily could have been very boring just fun. Yeah and i mean. I wrote a that was a yeah. Nicole kidman stepping out of a phone booth and looking at me like she would have me to the easy like if yeah dark like kepala to walk out of phone with. Oh hello and what do you need. Hooch brings up one of my favorite sub genres of film which is hot woman. Takes advantage of dumb. Stupid horny man. Yeah yeah so. He's a good trope. I like and i like this version of that trope because she like the amount of minimal effort that she puts into do. It is like pretty consistently hilarious. Like she really doesn't even need to seduce them. She just kinda has to be why Yeah you should let me do this. You're looking pretty nice. He's like yes at anything. You'd like the man who does not have who does not have much many friends And you're talking to me. Oh you need to help the my neighbor's house you got it you got it you can. You can gas steal a bear. Yes but even peter cappelli is is redeemed somewhat by the end like even even he is when when confronted with the true fact of what is going to happen. This bears born to die. And i mean it's it's the moment which i think the movie does become the most like nathalie polemic and then kind of again. It's very straightforward. I don't think it's like hiding. Its message but when it very much reveals its hand when nicole kidman is like yeah that one barons near neighborhood and then what next week. There's a bear on every street corner..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"You're not wrong but if you're watching this movie if you're watching paddington rated g. starring ben wisha sally hawkins and nicole kidman. If you're watching that movie and you're saying like this movie is bad because it's neil liberal propaganda in because it doesn't get into the dark history of i think i i say this with all sincerity with gnome. Alba's maybe joss don't like movies. You know when lake. Yeah maybe you're saying that you can't movies it. I'm not saying that you can't be offended by some of that stuff. But it's one of those things where it's like. It's just like if that is your take away from this. What do you like saying like what maybe movies or pieces of art. And they're not all polenta. Clever zano like does make me think caroline. I've got a. I've got a pitch and i. I want to just get your actions. Because i'm i'm gonna give this to the executives at warner we're gonna eventually when empower your robin hood. But you said you know you don't want to be well that's that's the first pitch. This is the second grade robin hood. Robin hood her robbins butter. I don't know that's nothing robin hood. Christopher robin hood where it crosses government but so here it is because you said you're not gonna get into the dark history of colonialism with a talking bear and here you go. It's it's ten three and it it's sort of a you know like a crossover with kill brutes. It's like what if ted learned about the dark history of of like slavery and crepe power colonial expansion in the latter half of the of the last century or the last day ritual thing on just real quick. All i have to say is. Can you delete the last. Two minutes of podcasts. I loved it. I laughed so i think that'd be great. I think it'd be a good movie. Yuccas his we're going to werner's go into hollywood. It's like you know because you can learn about you can learn you could learn the very important true-life history of just how fucking terrible the west has been and then also ted could be there and he could make like a he could make like a joke. It could be like a joke about like the penis for something. And i think what you're missing. I think what you're missing is that we would be learning. All of that through the is not only if a bear but more importantly every five minutes left. Because while i didn't know. Wow that's that's pretty. It's and that's horrible. Oh a back to paddington. Let's let's pivot really quickly and talk. Yes let's talk about nicole kidman one of my all time sure. Yeah yeah one of the greatest living actors. Yes just an actor. Who for me is always dialed in just always always always dialed in Understand perfectly what this movie is in what she should be doing. Love how weird sheets instantly gets between this and like aquaman and some of her more recent gene and moulin rouge which is not recently. That's obviously older. But like it's always last which just gets to be weird. Yeah when she just gets to go all in but like she's not she's not like a she's not nicholas cage she's not like i never say kidman's like wacky but she is. She does make things that are really fucking out there. Surprisingly grounded and believable. Yes you know like everything she says in this movie rings a hundred percent true. You know my favorite nicole. Kidman moved a bit in this movie and it's very small at. Its it partially her..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"We will do a full episode about but anything you know. Who's who's goodness moving every hour. And also when they're all great nicole. Kidman is so scary such you could villain. But even by the end of the movie if she if she had just remains a kind of cartoonish Tax like evil tax tournaments. Like it would. It would work that performance as well tuned enough and it integrates itself well enough into the early plot that like you accept it that makes sense but the revelation the twin revelations of one she says like oh. I'm the explorers daughter. And that's how she tricks men coming in and then the revelation that that wasn't a lie she it's and like that is her motivation trying to catch addington. One is like good writing. Good good plot. Reveal to something that like i. Have you know kind of poking around seeing just blurbs about this movie of kind of heard about like relates to the fact that fundamentally this is a movie about like cultural appropriation and colonialism and the immigrants experienced also which is fucking crazy. How well it handles those things. Very simple lighthearted. Kids movie Because there's the fundamental thing of this guys. you know the father who meets the bears. The beginning is this kind hearted explorer like represents like it. In sort of the way that like captain america the character represents the ideal of what america could be or might be but much more often kind of false ideal of what we imagine. America is is not you know this explorer who journeys to darkest peru solely for the purpose of like gaining knowledge and meeting new new peoples and and like kind of trying to share culture with them. he is spurned by like the actual like british explorers society. We're just a bunch of dirty colonialists. You're like why didn't you kill those talking areas. That's the whole thing we do is that we go to other lay and he expropriate their resources for our own fun like what. What are you doing trying to share culture ridiculous. No yeah and yeah. Well yes. And i'm glad i'm glad that you you brought it here because it does so. There's a lot of context surrounding surrounding. This and i think that they do a lot of things. This movie. right. Yes hoc around letterbox. Long enough you will see people be like. Wow like this movie is like this movie is like british propaganda about like how good like the colonial projects like. It's a it's a guy. Sure it's like like you see what you're getting up but like we have to make these things i this is supposed to be digestible for. Children have to boil some of these ideas down to lake. Hey maybe we shouldn't be mean to people just because they're a little different. It's like we can't get into like sutter settler claudio projects. Like how you know we. We can't get into the destruction of cultures for five year olds with talking there. I'm not saying there's not a way to broach that topic with balance but like when you're metaphor is being nice to people. There's not really. You know what i mean and.
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"I look eight clicks for me when i was referenced that it clicked with me when i was watching miss that i'm like i'm like however they never put this together before but like the reason why i the reason why i found them so much. More endearing in this movie is because in so many other kids movies. That's the punchline. You know the punchline is oh and then they referenced heat you know like or like oh they referenced. Like roughly adult movie. Where in this. They're both setups to the punch. Line the punchline being a will his hat get stuck and then he kind of has to tug on it a little bit and the cuts funny and then the mission is and it plays the music on the denton and and then it pans and it's just the farthest like shoot in the world. It's it's a comet like a comically long event that he has to that he has to go through and it's like that thing the flake i'm like you know what like still many other kids movies are to make reference and have that be the joke and like in both of those in both of those examples day set up to what will then be the joke that the kids can then be in on and it just little things like that. I'm just like i'm like wow. This is like much like paddington. The bear like a very kind considerate movie lake. Yeah yeah it's it's the yeah it's like you said like the indiana jokes. Jones bit works if you know that scene in indiana jones because it plays with your expectations because his hat stuck but also if you have no idea what jones says that's just good like tension building. It's just you know it's it's good filmmaking. it's like oh no padding going to get under the door closing. We see that it's closing. We his goal. We see what he has to do. Can he do it if this is can confirm..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"I wholly agree with that As as as a concept spiderman izzo is been my favorite always be but like in. Those movies It is always captain america. And it's not exact reason which like kinda breaks. My little leftist like america is failing state art. But it's the as a human being a key. Watch those and i'm like okay. This corporate military propaganda boy. That guy does seem really really nice. Yeah like it works. It's it's mentioned this. I don't know if i've ever said some podcast by satan real-life all the time. I just referenced some Some critic at large. Emily vander wolf were Had a tweet. I think in response to something. She said about hamilton coming out on dizzy plaza which was like i like mainstream media way too much to ever be a true leftist and i don't think i've ever like related in such a very specific way to a person's tweet before oh absolutely and god we. We love emily vanderbilt. We stand She's great if you have. Yeah if you ever listen to this podcast too high. Yeah oh he's like. Oh yeah we are fans though We'd like to be your friend But yet back to your point about the dad. And i do think that he said Perfect microcosm for. I don't even want to say why this movie works because like this movie fucking works on every single level but like the fact that you're right you he is not cynical. He never almost never. You know says something. He doesn't believe And he is redeemable because his once are very clear. And it's i. I say this whole goddamn time because it's obvious but it is like the spring rating tricks that people fall into all the time in a lot of mainstream media which is today. Assume that in order to make character likable. It needs to be some fucking save the cat thing but it's not. It's you just need to know. Somebody's want and their objectives very clearly and that guy it's literally paddington. Says it in a fucking voiceover but it works like his issue. The reasoning such stick in the mud is because he just wants to protect his kids and like that is very wanted today. Recognizable very clear need that character can clearly followed throughout the story but also it is. The audience can relate to that like he. Get it like yeah. I don't like that. You're being addicted to my best friend patent but like i get it. I can't blame you for.
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"So i watched this movie yesterday. Like early in the morning with my roommate and i bought it on blu ray because it was like i couldn't wi fi is bad and i couldn't stream it and i'm like it's like five dollars the rate whatever all by glad i did. We're watching every day for rest of my life and in so i popped. The blue ran and watching it at like ten. Am and midway through my roommate just turns to me and she says kirschner crying and i said yes. Oh like accusatory like like yeah like you. You're not crying this movie. I basically cried for like the entire movie. Like on and off like i would. I would every so often. I think like oh i'm fine. I'm okay. I don't even cry anymore and then something else would happen. I cry again either because something was just like so sad so like purely sincerely sad i mean right at the beginning right at at the fucking beginning they kill off michael gambon bayer and nothing's ev- like hey. Hey how about this fucking fossa fuck himself. I don't give us shit about him dying. Mike gavin bear the saddest movie death of all time a go go best zo. Who's named after a box. Certain man met once which is amazing. Phenomenal base how good and so he dies not horribly sad and that made me cry and then just like either paddington. Because i alluded this beginning. I'm like the movies that it's very sincere. And it's very sweet. And i didn't like i wasn't prepared for the level of purity and sincerity was going to just emanate off of this. This damn movie and it. It like bowled me over in a very a very real sense. I was just kind of emotionally overwhelmed for the entire. Run time of paddington Yeah he you know Pennington's my best friend I love him. Sorry john wick star detective. He could chew. You're out paddington. My new best friend Yeah i see john wick. John john work so hey carson curson you're giving me excellent pull quotes episode so i just wanted to say. Thank you truly from the corey..
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"Then the third review.
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"Number one. Now right yes. yes david. Fincher is bank account number. Yeah great stonewall. Time fairly absolutely So anyway getting back to paddington carson. What you know about paddington. Paddington is movie based on a series of children's books like picture books that waves. Its own it. I know nothing about the books. I know that he is a little bear. Man who who like lives with a nice british family and much like marmaduke. Dennis the menace. He gets into trouble in. He is a misfit but he's much kinder than dennis. The menace dennis minutes weren't society's greatest antagonists And i think the first one is largely like immigrants story is kind of the main metaphor going on in that. I've heard and then in the second one he goes to prison And sally hawking's in it in lake. Both of them like the mom is escape. Blanchette one of them. I know kate blanchett is not in that either of them. I have a feeling. I know who you're thinking of when you when you think about kate blanchett but we can get to that later on in the movie. Because i don't want to spoil anything okay. Good cool Do you know anything else about paddington or about this film berry Bear boy he's british likes marmalade. There is that big thing on instagram like a year ago where florence humane marmalade. N- everyone myself included with like just fell more in love with her than they already are. That was nice guy that that has anything to do paddington. No i don't think it probably does either. Well if that is the case we can go ahead and we can move into the next segment of the show. If you if you're a new listener this week before we go and watch the movie. We like to play a little bit of a game and we've got a couple different things that we do. But i think that because of paddington being a film which is so widely regarded as good so many folks have nothing but good glowing reviews to write about it. I thought that this week would be a good time to play our untitled. letterbox game. Well that was a big twist on me for those of you at home. Who are unfamiliar with untitled. Letterbox to game. I have gone.
"paddington" Discussed on How Have You Not Seen
"Hello and thank you for joining us for. How have you not seen a movie. Podcast where we fill in the gaps in each other's cinematic knowledge by asking important questions. Like wait you've never watched the lord of the rings or a come on. You've never seen the dark knight. Or how have you not seen paddington. hello again. Thank you for joining us. For this week's episode i am your host caroline thompson on the other co host carson bats. And this is how have you not seen. Be podcast for each week. We pick one of our favorite movies that the other hasn't seen talk about it. Then we go and watch the movie what we talk about some more. It's going to be a real good time. It is a triumphant return. Yeah this is. You know where we're doing the show again for those of you who have been around in the past. Thank you if this is your first time joining us. Thank you as well and before we go. I just want to say shout out to our new producer. Corey reagan who is here on the call with us one. Yeah so Corey it's really good to have you with us. Hopefully having somebody doing the ones and zeros and doing things like that will help. Keep us afloat for a long time to come but that is neither here nor there. The important question that we have to ask ourselves or more importantly that we have to ask carson this week is carson How have you seen paddington. So that is a very good question. And i'll be honest. I'm not the sort of man who feels particular shame in enjoying things that are when might say her children 'cause i'll tell you what i love meets in star wars. I love me some superheroes and those states. No matter what anybody might say no matter how much vaccinated tries. Those things are fundamentally forgets I didn't really know that the paddington movies were like no. These are actually very good movies like you should watch. They're fantastic until after padding to had like came and went in theaters And since then. I have just had never picked back up this..
UPDATE on Good Omens S2, Rebel Moon, Plague Tale: Requiem
"Been a couple of weeks since we did a show the note on update and i decided to look at some gaming news that i was like that happened over the past couple of weeks. That is exciting to me. And a couple of things cyberpunk twenty seventy seven finally hit the. Psn's store also played again as playable. Now i mean there are still some bugs. I haven't played it yet. But i've been seeing some people posting some bugs but it was removed back in after a really messy launch. Is technically a one point now update. Finally i have no idea because i know before. They're calling zero point. Oh updates on like zero point. Oh yeah why. But i mean it is It was the most downloaded game of june. So it hit at the end of june so good for them. I mean we've met the team over at cd project. Red nice people. Not not great launch for that Strangely the new gen consoles version isn't out yet so so there's that. Ups four version. Wow the other thing is If you know me if you know gamer fuji we've talked about plague tail before plague tail is one of my favorite games over the past couple of years is just a wonderful narrative Wonderful game to play great story just a beautiful game and it got a ps five And it looks gorgeous but also played tail requiem. The sequel to play tale innocence was announced and will be coming out in twenty twenty two The trailer is incredible. Yeah if you are on sony. I believe play tale. Innocence is a free game on. Espn this month. So check it out and last but not least without it. You know me paddington. Three paddington wasn't here. We go. that's all. I gotta say paddington. Three it fills in the news followed. Seventy six had a major update this past week. The steel rain update hit july seventh and it brings the steel rain storyline legendary crafting season five wallet upgrades a new vendor and a slew of bug fixes and improvements including in. This is really important. Players can now sit in their hot tub with their friends
Paddington 2 Breaks a Rotten Tomatoes Record
"I am going to be taking a look at films. That for whatever reasons audiences just either didn't connect with or simply just didn't enjoy them as much as the critics did and there is a lot that separates the opinion of critic and the average moviegoer as the average moviegoer is really just looking for an experience. That is enjoyable and entertaining and on the other hand. A critic is essentially going into a film with a checklist of things to look for and in order for a critic to consider a film good. It really has to satisfy a lot of preconceived notions so as we will see in the next segment. It is very hard for critics to see eye to eye on a film in fact it is pretty much impossible to do. So but one exception to that rule was believe it or not. The film paddington to when that film i came out in theaters in two thousand seven enjoyed the longest period of time where a film on rotten tomatoes had both one hundred from the critics and the audience. Now time that has changed it now has an audience rating score of eighty seven percent which is still incredibly high for rotten tomatoes but probably the most surprising thing about that movie is it still has a one hundred percent rating from critics and for those of you wondering if you have this film confused with something else nope. It's the film about a teddy bear with rain coat and a little red hat. That film is rated higher than the godfather and citizen kane.
'Citizen Kane' Has Faced a Rotten Day
"It a classic Baby sees Jason Nathan's and says it's no longer one of the best reviewed Mr Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Citizen game, losing its 100% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes and old review from the Chicago Tribune in 1940 one's then unearth in which the reviewer was done. Pressed with Orson Welles Masterpiece headline boldly proclaims the movie fails to impress critic is greatest ever filmed. So Citizen Kane goes from over 100 straight positive reviews to just 99% positive on rotten tomatoes films now above Citizen Kane with 100% include the Terminator Toy story Happy on Paddington to Jason Evans. An ABC News only way this is
The great big coronavirus balancing act of Christmas 2020
"I'm health reported. Teigen tyler physician and journalist author norman swan. It's the twenty fourth of december. Christmas eve and in new south wales at least looking at some slightly revised restrictions over the next few days for christmas which depending on how you look at it as a welcome reprieve for people who really want to see their family and friends or an opportunity for the virus to spread. Yes i mean. That's everybody's fear that. Christmas is a sporting event. Will it is if it's the viruses circulating so what they've decided to do as anybody. Listening on the northern beaches will know is. They've divided the northern beaches area in to a southern region and bet scott's slightly lower restrictions that are similar to greater sydney. Except that they're they're not allowed to leave but people can come in for christmas day. Boxing day on the twenty seventh but with the northern beaches There's still nobody going in and out of people are coming round. It's only people from a from that area from the northern part of the northern beaches and they're not re- relaxing restrictions on greater sydney. So yep we are letting things go a little bit but not a lot you balance the risk of the virus spreading with giving people freedom to go and celebrate christmas as they want to like. There's going to be places where the risk of the virus spreading is hire and other places where it's low and maybe it's not fair to just look everyone up in this under the same tough restrictions out of an abundance of caution well while most cases are traceable back to the northern beaches outbreak there are still cases in the eastern suburbs of sydney in the northern suburbs and the western suburbs and those cases grow albeit slowly. So there's there's actually a fair question to ask is why restrict this to Northern beaches when there are problems in other areas and i think the statistic here is how much unknown spread. Is there in new south wales. There's not very much but there is a bit so there's a risk elsewhere so they can't let up too much and there is a calculated risk in three days of slightly lower restrictions in order for people to circulate by the trying to limit that circulation in terms of high risk areas in northern laura's carriers but the still a potential for a super spreading event which we would only find out about five to ten days after christmas so this the toughest restrictions are in the northern beaches northern part of the northern beaches. Like you just said norman. But is the risk confined to that area because we've seen cases popping up in other parts of sydney as well though. The risk is not confined to that area. It's just highest risk. Just makes sense that there's more most of the viruses circulating circulating in the northern beaches. And what they're saying is circulating in the northern part of the northern beaches but viruses circulating in greater sydney each day there are more cases outside not very many more but there are few cases in the eastern suburbs of sydney. There are some in western suburbs and in northern suburbs so they just slowly grow still linked. But i mean for example if you take one. Daily is an italian deli stroke cafe in paddington called elementary. There's already been a secondary case from there. So now you've got a chain of transmission in that particular cafe which has gone from what i understand to be a hairdressing salon to somebody who worked in that cafe who then has inadvertently spread that to somebody else. We don't know whether it's a customer or a staff member
"paddington" Discussed on The Relaxed Dog
"Because i had today the training with him so that was more migration as well to to be able to be going to Pox places. That didn't really guy that much before but had to give him Training that might made to be able to push myself to do things that i wouldn't normally have done. And just the extra confidence i think to to be out mixing in talking with people in that sorta stuff but i definitely before i got him Are would be scared to be Doing what public speaking often Things like that. Say having him around really help. Help me the confidence to be able to go. Atten talk to more people in good. I think that my business would be where it is today if i hadn't have spent that time Doing all that stuff with him. Because i'd still be to show. I think to be interacting with people on the level that i need to Yes i really think that. All of that training Really helped me more than it helped team which is often the case which is why we have two dogs. I helping each other. And it's. It's not the first person that i've had interview with to say that A dog that i have had has basically changed the why that the the career in their life has gone and if and it would be something totally different except for having that particular dog yet and that's what previous dog maxi. I wouldn't have had the confidence in the ability to do that without her. They dog training course It was that night with me to do that. In paddington took out the baton from way she left off and look that took that into the next level made it be able to use the skills that atlanta and apply skills And go more into the community and that so it's like a progression with age dog. It's kind of evolved sort of wrought by saying that i mean Dogs very intuitive. And i pick up sign much as as you and a lot of people know on the minute changes that we have throughout the body chemistry or expression and the training for that particular or different coins of assistance is really sort of harnessing the way that i perceive us in and see us. There's a lot of Signing like a normal Normal dog iron a necessarily have the need for the dog to notice the subtle changes to make sense. I think all the dogs.
Traveling To London
"If you're planning a trip to Europe, you may have noticed that a lot of flights in the United States connect through London through. Heathrow airport, and sometimes you're left with an awfully long layover instead of wasting hours hanging out at the airport. Why not head into Lemon for the day we've invited. London guides, Steven Beck and Debra to join us and share their tips about getting into the city to make a damn it, and then getting back to the airport in time for your flight. Stephen, Deborah. Thanks for joining us here in our studio. So. Is it realistic to have a long layover? Let's see. You got a eight hour layover in Heathrow Deborah. Is it realistic to actually check your bag and go into town? Very easy. It's fifty minutes on the P- me underground. To get into central London and it's soon. You've got the the express. Heathrow express goes into. Paddington. Depending. And from there you've got the time outs, fifteen minutes, every fifteen minutes. So four times in our and you're downtown and less than half an hour. And, and when you can go into town, you can go out back the same way and just as reliable convenient. Yes. So Stephen most people would go through Heathrow, but it's also conceivable. You could land in Gatwick, London's second airport and yet because a good connection into London, a similar thing, the Gabrielle Express and that heads into Victoria in some ways if it depends where you want to be in London, but if you wanted to go to Buckingham Palace or Westminster that's even closer. So it takes thirty minutes. Okay. On the fast train and Deborah. No, we were discussing about leaving luggage. And building some time for perhaps maybe a delay. But you know an hour and a half, maybe a couple of hours. If it's got workings, if you allow that on either side and you've got eight hours. Yeah, you could afford in. London. When when you are going back to the airport as an American, especially, you should give a little extra time. I. Know The from the Airports in Europe, you have to go through security hoops to fly to the United States. Yes. Yes. You have to allow time also to get into, there's Gatwick Express but southern rail. One of the other train companies, they run a service into Victoria, which is about every thirty minutes. It's a lot cheaper than the guy he expressing takes about the same time. Okay. So there are ways to get quickly efficiently and economically into London a lot of people are stressed out by Heathrow because it is five terminals I. think generally when you go to and from the United States, use terminal five, is that right? Depending on the airline? Terminal to terminal five or. Four. Okay. So I've been trying from seminal three with virgin in Delta. Okay. If you're flying in and out of different terminals, how tough is it to connect the terminal? It's very easy. Follow the signs. It's really well signposted what about the practicality of your bags if you have a chance to check your bags through, that's the best thing. But if you're picking up your bag, is there a way to lock it up or do you check it onto the flight You can't even check on that early to a flat out. I, don't think they have those baggage storage facilities Bernardo. We're thinking about this and talk about this. Heathrow, at sint pancras up Paddington. South. At. The airport. Don't take it into town. Yes. Yes. Yes. You can pre book as well. Online. You can pre book to leave your luggage. Should save time good tip
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
Fall of Nojpetn - March 13, 1697
"The Day was March thirteenth. Sixteen ninety-seven the capital of the Mayan Kingdom of petten eats a bell to Spanish troops the city which was located in present day. Guatemala was the last center of Meyer. Assists the Maya peoples are a group of indigenous Mesoamerican whose history dates to before two thousand? Vce They were centered in the Yucatan Peninsula and Modern Day Guatemala and Belize as well as parts of Mexico Honduras and El Salvador. The my other southern lowland region reached their peak during the classic period which began around two fifty e. The population size was large. Cities flourished and historic monuments. Were built the Maya also fostered create cultural development creating writing and calendar systems and building trade. Networks they made advances in math and astronomy and are credited with some of the earliest pieces of rubber and chocolate. Their society consisted of a bunch of independent state but by nine hundred Fi Mayan cities in southern lowlands were abandoned and a civilization in. That area had collapsed. Though the reasons for this collapse aren't completely clear. It could have been due to the degradation of the environment or conflicts between competing city states. But even after this collapse Mayan cities in the northern lowlands area still flourished and the established cities in the highlands region. The Mesoamerican people known as ether lived in the Yucatan Peninsula in the post classic period which lasted from around nine hundred to fifteen hundred C. They were descended from a Maya lineage. In the fourteen hundreds Isa Abandoned Maya time the capital of Yucatan Yucatan then transformed from a single kingdom into mini rival states in the early fifteen hundreds as the Spanish began. Colonizing America's indigenous populations were decimated due to war and foreign diseases that the Spanish brought with them. The Isa hat established power invitation. Their capital was no Putin which was on an island in Lake Paddington. Isa In Modern Day northern Guatemala but during the colonial period the population in the area began to decline in the fifteen twenty s Spanish invader or non Cortes Pass through poten- and came in contact with the Potanin remained politically independent from the Spanish for a while after they began their conquest on the continent. The Spanish launched several assaults against the ISA and Maya group known as a CO Woche also went up against the eats up for control of poten- Lakes region though the were successful in their resistance to Spanish rule until the late seventeenth century nope attended fell in Sixteen Ninety seven on March thirteenth. Spanish troops from Yucatan led by Martin and it attacked an occupy. No poten- this made no pertain. The last independent Maya City to fall to the Spanish so Spanish rule greatly affected my in culture. Some Mayan villages persisted independent of Spanish Authority. The island that was home to the city of no Putin is now home to the town of Florida's I'm east coat. And hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday.
Is Sonic Bad Enough?
"We waited three extra months to get that toothy blue hedgehog on the big screen but was the waiting worth it today will be reviewing sonic the hedgehog and by Proxy Olive Garden and Zillow joining us for another episode of Film House. You guys This is a big one big big anticipated so big that there is no sponsor this week we could've said why do it gets less views than other videos and sponsors repeatedly during to sponsor this they don't ask now. We can't possibly have bias unless it's olive garden or Zillow or maybe Amazon Toyota trucks I'm joined here. I'm your host James Homes for this podcast early unbiased podcast review and then. I'm joined here by police Adam. I'm the the two biggest sonic fans. Could I honestly think you're looking at the three of us going? This guy fronts clearly a sonic. There's tails knuckles over there But I don't like to put labels on people okay. We are going to just jump right train. But we're going to your cream. You don't WanNa be wouldn't be amy now. You're GONNA be details. This cat tale sounds terrible until you look at the other options So yeah we're talking about Sonic the Hedgehog or we get into thoughts and opinions. Well we want to give the basic plot less. How does it make sense that sonic is here in the year? Two Thousand Twenty. I'm talking about like realistically like this movie. Come about sonic. The hedgehog is the story of a blue magical hedgehog who was born in another dimension with magical powers the power of running fast and generating electricity from running so fast moving so fast static cling something like that And lives as a baby hedgehog for a couple years on an island that has loops Under the tutelage the popular sonic character long claw. Which is now. I've never heard of before. I did see some comments. Online people like they really botched. The story is that I didn't know if that was part of the actual origin story. Yeah no we'll get into that about whether or not they botched sonic lore okay but But yes until until in pursuit of that power Sonic is sent away through the power. They have magical rings. And if you throw the ring and you think of a place then you can go to that place. Oh Sonic is sent through with the rings to safety in. That place happens to be Earth Montana. Montana a town called greenhills which I'm just going to tell you drove me crazy because it's green hill zone They they thought it was Green Hills Zone. No no that was green hills. One they will they call it green hills the whole time hill. I guarantee you. There was a discussion between writers were they said greenhills versus Greenhill. Sounds like more of a name of a small town adding that s makes it sound more like a small town actual name than just calling at Greenhill? I think Greenhill is better though I agree with you. Listen I think someone had a discussion to go. But what would make sense? And when you're dealing with the blue hedgehog running fast right so anyway. He's in Green Hills a phrase that they repeat a thousand times over the course of the movie just in case you got it. He Plays Ping Pong on hilltop road. Which is another just random level that they picked Can we goes on so anyway. It's a very small town and not a lot going on but sonic has male life for himself although in isolation and he's kind of lonely sometimes but also has really bad. Add so it's hard keeping track of what he's actually feeling at any given moment got great J. O. Dan Got a great J. O. Dan James Marsden is a cop. He appears to be one of the two cops that work in the town. That's very small town but he hates it. He hates the people Can't wait. He wants to go somewhere. Where the action is. He says. It's real boring babysitter to the inhabit. This town because he's helping ducks crossed the street. He's cleaning people's gutters. He wants to actually help save. Someone's he wants to do some genuine police work. And behold Hedgehog falls right on his lap and so so then Sonic in a fit of loneliness starts to run in a circle so fast that he has magical electricity powers that caused the government to take notice so the government sends one of their unclear. He's like a consultant Kind of like an maybe science officer maybe like a contract. Scientists that the military had got had given the like What are they called like a grant I grant that they dislike then like well? We need this work done. So we're GONNA get water or whatever but then they realize like Oh. This person is very unhinged. Yeah all they. Don't stop them or anything. You just see. There's a couple generals that have meaning. They're like sending robotic. Botany goes and then a robot. Nick does whatever he wants to the rest of the movie. Either way what he's trying to do he's trying to figure out what caused this thing quickly finds out that it's caused by this hedgehog talking hedgehog and then the race begins because sonic is like. I need to get out of here He tries to use his rings but Fails the rings accidentally get lost in San Francisco and so now he and James Marston Travel have to go on a road trip to San Francisco. Known Writer Rings. So that we tonic and cyclops must race and their Toyota pick-up trucks on sonically gives out this electromagnetic pulse that robot contract so he's like constantly on his tail. Unintended yes So that's that's the basic premise of this movie about a video game from the nineties Let's let's start with some non spoiler he stuff sure. I don't think this is good. Here's the thing is not good. It's not bad it's just sort of is which is I think it's just it kind of depends on what you want out of anything. I guess like the kids move. If you hate your life so much that forgetting you know that you have to go to the grocery store or shower that night or any sort of responsibility is better for you than just then be having to be aware of those things so you would rather see a movie that has moving things and you might forget about for an hour and forty minutes that you forget about pain. Then yes I would agree. That this is definitely worthwhile I don't know that makes it a good movie. It right currently has a sixty five percent on rotten tomatoes but a lot of the reviews seem to be. We thought this was going to be way worse. Which isn't exactly a positive review In my opinion I I saw so many kids to and sonic onesies who looked really tired last night. Their parents dragged into the He did the thing where he's sitting at the toilet with his shirt. And then they were. They were so excited about the potential of a sequel. Yeah so I was like well. That's probably who it's four was going to say it is. It's a kids movie but again we kind of got into this with our detective. Peak itchy review. The worst really stinks for me when we have a you know a subject matter. That's thirty years old twenty five thirty years old And then it's like well let's make a movie about it. That's fine but it's like and it should only be kids and that's kind of how sonic feels but the movie going audience people who are going to see they needed ride that balance right So they need to go. Hey Remember had Jim Carey acted in the ninety S. Wouldn't you love to see that for an hour? Yeah and you go. Oh Yeah I guess. This is sort of nostalgic and a weird. It's a weird way you you hit the nail on the head last night when you describe it is a sort of fish out of water at a time It's like it's really weird to be seeing this movie in here twenty twenty. It's like we dug up a time capsule arguably you could say the same thing about Paddington. Though when those Paddington movies came out I was like I remember being you know three years old and we had Paddington bear and we would watch old Paddington. But like I hadn't heard anything about it for twenty years I personally still maintain from a previous film house. Already talked about it. That the best version of this movie and I think you guys would agree would have been sonic and robotic chasing each other through the worlds of Sonic and the you know aunts Larry Cast of characters being other sonnet characters. Like I still think. That's the the ideal version of this movie. I mean there's a lot of could have been better for I mean there's a certain cold hard realities about these movies. Which is you know. It probably would have cost a lot more money if they wanted to. Make a fully animated you know bear on. Yeah animation. Interestingly enough all the trailers for movies that led up to this movie were all animated films. Like they were all there was like rumble. Which is a monster fighting thing? They were all fully animated films and I was like. Oh man the Tel Kinda wish. Sonic I wish they made it. Sonic movie that was animated as opposed to what this is which is a template. Like there's there's about one hundred of these movies just sitting around some executives office and someone can go in and do find replace whatever character with sonic. There are positive things about this movie. Yeah can you say more negative things? I sure well would you rather I guess. Would you rather do the negatives the positives I You can do the PA. You do positive mentioned it. Jim Carey is You know a Connecticut forced to watch when he's ONSCREEN Makes no difference what movie he's in? He's going to just have fun with it. Yeah I do think that there is a more fun and Zany and like robotics. Of course. He's he's an mad villain but there's Zanier wackier written character there with with wackier and and Were Madcap things to do than what he was doing which was just like shooting stuff at Sonic Lake. He got to laugh at me. Oh man there's a line it's it's in the trailers button when his assistant brings him his his cat is a and he's like. I love the way you make him. I still think that's so funny in the delivery. He's still I. I'm pretty sure they were like. Hey Jim you do whatever you want. Yeah where you're the funny guy like we wrote these lines and you can choose the read them or not But the do your thing dude. You're living cartoon. How
"paddington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Thrilled with the cursing out I just written Paddington station mid day the train arrived twenty minutes late finally putting in with the with the wheels grinding and the ancient carriages shuddering to hold it's sort of that I mean you know the cameras in the right place it was sort of we'll put stuff on the roof of Paddington station looking down on the whole train then we have to cut to close up as the door opens and this couple come out and then they'll be somebody waiting to take them in the condo describe their feelings they come to London so what's happening with them and and and the pleasure of a chapter in a way that will one step ahead of them because we know what they're about to see and they don't and said that that that's sort of the process and unfortunately the train arrived twenty minutes late storage finally putting in with the wheels grinding of the ancient carriages engine carriages is bad shuddering to hold it's not the right phone so shut isn't a sound so the I guess it's just gonna you you doing on this again and again until finally got a this book is has actually been quite hard right so far zero being sent to service the dark blue junk you X. J. Sentinel looks no different from the other causes surrounded as as it swept around Buckingham Palace and continue to some James's park it was sleek expensive with tinted windows turn the single passenger sitting in the backseat into nothing more than a vague shadow and anyone check the number please they would have discovered that it belonged to the chairman of a private banking difficult street this was not true now that to me is a good opening because I'm I see it first is again I am a camera now will post about Paul now looking at Buckingham Palace as an expensive car sweeping round I like the vague shadow who is this in the back of this car in fact it's Mrs Jones had MI six as soon as you mentioned street I try to fans know who it is and that sentence of that paragraph this was not true it's exactly what Alex when the books were about his will about sort of the world isn't really what you think and and behind everything you see their secrets you said it's been difficult to write say fall what what is difficult has he ever gone quite tight it's it's late in the year I've already written wonderful this yeah I'm still I'm I'm I'm a little bit time I need I need to go away to write this book am I gonna suffer can rise up the escape route that I I have a tiny little houses Africa it's really just a wooden hot almost was in the days when he comes here to Suffolk County in the south of England there are other ways he can relax.
Why the London Tube Map May Need a New Design
"Max. Maybe I can start with you. You're a cube map obsessive. It's very famous map. Of course the many Londoners think is a thing thing of beauty. But you're not so sure about it. Can you explain why you see some problems with the London Tube Map. The main problem is that although the networks expanded founded massively since the nineteen thirty maps exactly the same size as it was when Henry Beck. I did a sketch so having absorbed more and more stations at the same size is and the other thing. Is that the map pretty well. Dates from the year. Two Thousand and it wasn't designed with Elise overground extensions in mind and they've just added the monroe thinking about. Is this the right way to do things. So there's been quite horrible geographical nasties on it now stations which have well out of place. which now they're showing walking's change on matchy disorientating so it's crushed? Up is all twisted up. And it's geographic wrong as well which is about as bad as you can get from out. They do try and tweak it and change it and every time they do. That seems to be another round of controversy people who don't like that thing being tinkered with coming from the nineteen thirties that Mr back may they still want to keep hold it. Why is it so difficult to change it because if you change your property they'd have to and make a bigger? She's a paper on that gives you also logistical problems. It's more expensive to print distributes and on racks and they're trying to save money with his anyway if you sort of feel the thickness of the paper compared with ten years ago. It's pretty floppy least we're talking about and we're going to be looking some very physical maps maps on paper maps. The here in London were used to sing posted up in stations. But a lot of the work that you've done is looking at maps in a kind social media agent at an age of technology. Are we wrong to be thinking about their representation always as pieces of papers physical maps that even this kind of data for tube map is a revolution that needs to happen so that we can see on phones in better ways is more designed for today's technology will there's two ways of looking at this right because in many ways kind of we're being away from using maps a tool like mice people in London. We'll probably have city map. Worldnet the phone and they can just put in where exactly that going and it will just tell you get on this line then gallon this London. Gallon this boss. Whatever is I've had to look at the map or undo the understanding astounding yourself in some ways that is easier? It's easier not to have to kind of follow things through but then touchy have understanding of kind of how it works walks especially if it because that's what I'm good until the cheap breaks down and your cheap station you've never heard over and you out and you have to try and figure out. Okay where actually our amway in relation to anything so there is a sense in which it's still as important to have. A map is easily understandable. You can understand how everything into relates and whether it's on paper oil scrolling around screen I think ultimately is always going to be useful to have that map and I think even most of the APPS do have like a backup mode. Where if you're off line they'll have downloaded map? If all else fails you'll be able to go Nikola and Laura. You're joining us from the United States. This is the London. Intrude map crop up for you as a topic of interest. Yes so I on a West Coast Bureau chief at city lab where we write about urban policy and politics texted. We just closed out Three months long essay series on the power of maps in personal lives to sort of shape personal snow histories and we had a lot of submissions about our readers and writers attachments to the transit maps in their cities. Kind of how the subway maps or bus route maps helped open up a new kind of understanding of the place that they lived in and I think it as one of the few remaining kind of common. I'm in touch points that we have in twenty first century urban life. Even if you know we're no longer using paper maps to necessarily navigate as much anymore. I do think that like these. He's common paper. Maps do become a shared understanding of the places we live and I think can really kind of lock people over when changes suggested or made and one really interesting fact about the Linden map is a story that came out of some research a couple of years ago and that was a pair of economists. Messed look at what happened when a branch between two London tube stations was shut down as a result of a strike in two thousand seventeen and they studied the paths that the passengers made when they were not navigating the tube underground and solely on the basis of the maps and they actually found that passengers. I discovered that there was a much shorter route in navigating between Paddington station. In Bond Street station when they were actually traveling on the street versus is traveling from Paddington Station to station underground and that was solely because of how distorted the map was in that particular spot. And so it's really interesting story. That highlights the stark differences between reality and the kind of shared truth. I think these transit maps create a woman in encourage people to walk more of an environments. That is a problem with it on the map. Isn't it because often people look at you map. And they think I need to get on the tube guy between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. It looks a long way and they didn't realize that today one hundred meters apart. The distorted map isn't very good. We have a new way. Finding finding system in Las Years in London tries to encourage people to see what the walking distance is our. Is that another argument. Potentially changing the London subway map that it just really doesn't match with the passenger needs in a way I mean it is a thing. Remember having an argument with people about fifteen years ago and all of us living in London this and people who he wanted to see me we were in town and they are going to come up. We need to get the tube from necessary. Cone gone. Took me pretty about as long to argue my case that we didn't we need to do that as we could've walking it. But the lack of geographic information can be a problem and I lived in places the on really represents excellent cheap. Mumps I lived somewhere where it was sort of very vaguely could of Finsbury Park but it wasn't really if that wasn't the nearest station but the nearest station nationwide train station. That wasn't on the tube map. So there are these places that sort of exist in London but sort of fall out of existence because they're not represented on the one map of London. Everyone's aware of an eye so my now that sort of I lived in Nepal which is on the cross rail lines. So it's a place that is coming into existence. Finally after years of being on some national rail line and no one cared about. It's going to be one day across you'll ever opens on the tube map and it's interesting. That does obviously have as well as the consequences. It out by transplanting structuring better. It probably just helped the exists on the map for things like property prices and kind of just awareness of as a place. You might want to go because these places are invisible. They're represented which is kind of interesting thing about the fact that it's a a map that's not a map because it doesn't actually necessarily have to represent present anything other than the sheep
The Thinking Behind the Book 'Home Coming'
"So homecoming is such an incredible book? And it's already having an incredible impact. I really enjoyed hearing all the different things and actually I listened to the audio book. I know that a lot of our listeners. Love audiobooks listening forecast. Say The audiobook. Because they're really interesting experience to hear the voices as well Tennyson it will a- and about your the thinking behind the book when when I can concept came into your head and what it was like an his first stages of planning a few years ago I wrote a memoir about growing gluten with my Jamaican parents called bad guy at the wheel. By guys. My father's nickname his Jamaican can. He had baggy is an all of his friends equally. Funny Nicknames that define them and they adhere to whether they liked the name or not so there was one man called old shine. Who was bowled? Like me anxious was very anxious. Tidy boosters very fussy but his footwear clock had one arm longer than the other. My favorite was manacled somewhere. And when somewhere came to this country from Jamaica in one thousand nine hundred system light summer suits tropical suits the matter. The weather weather come halo storm and when I thought about writing this book ask my mom. Whatever became of somewhere and she said well he caught a cold and died within a few months and I was shocked by that straightway which she spoke to sit in very matter of fact way had an edge to it but also it was quite a funny and I remember that when asked let's grapple loosened in the sixties all? The people were really really funny. There were like in my mind. CAST members of guys and dolls the Damon Runyon and they were all of my figures. We had no television until nineteen seventy two but they were television and what. I finished that Book Burger at the wheel about six seven years ago now I was wanted to continue it and away. The beginning of homecoming was a continuation of that story story but equally there were books. I read as a young man about Caribbean people in this country especially a book by Sam Cell Phone. Call the Lonely Londoners which is a book about a man called Moses who is kind of meet and greeter. So Kirby America's Dan to Waterloo station or Paddington and greets this carbon pioneers come off the boat train and equally. They have Wonderful characters wonderful names as a character. Awesome Galahad is rather light my car somewhere and when I finished up I wanted to myself. Well what would what would become of those people from the nineteen fifties and sixties if they were still alive today and what were their stories. What was the story of their great pioneer migration to prison? And although there have been books about that I don't think anyone's really interrogated the individual stories. And what you get with this book which is kind of oral history is a kind of an accumulation of similar stories and by that accumulation. You realize there was a bigger truth because sometimes when you hear stories you think that's just a one off when you hear again again again and you realize the experiences and I wanted to to have that kind of course onus in this kind of chorus line because right the way through But also the kind of gives you some of the shape and the contours of their lives from six to the present day and the people that you you chase to feed the book is e. Say An instruction that you you kind of chose intention eaten interview more women than men. 'cause you know those stories are represented. And and also more Chinese these people than Jamaican tell us parents Jamaican and three quarters of the migrants came from the Caribbean were Jamaican. But I right now. The Jamaicans take up too much room in the culture. The make too much noise have to credit opinion on themselves and they're over represented in our culture in terms of books books films music and sometimes they're kind of eclipsed some of the other islanders so I was very keen to address that so if that into more from Guyana kits and I was interested to find out why people ended up in certain parts of the country. So if you're from Saint Kitts you end up open leads. If you're from Saint Vincent in Hiwickum if it from Trinidad you end up in North Hampton and I think we want to these areas because they they were pay people were or their friends and associates broke. Equally is very keen to complicate the story because many of us will see those photographs photographs of the wind rush generation. The wind rush people coming off that ship. Ninety forty eight and the kind of I chronic now these men in Fidora's and zoot suits behind. You ever see any women in this girls but on that ship is often said from the beginning of that story. That now was that the five hundred Jamaican men. That's not true. There are other islands on that ship and the two hundred women on the ship including a woman called Mona. Baptiste's this wonderful jazz singer so I wanted to tell this story but also I wanted to use them to complicate the stories because the women were actually much more generous with their antidotes. Does that much more prepared to interrogate the interior lives and live longer but also in all honesty but I went to interview them. They're prepared to feed me saying that being you played this game I think three hours and the men wouldn't think to feed me and I'll be the on the floor gasping for water a little bit of bread but women would feed me straight away and actually what was interesting to me. I thought began to re revisit. Some of the stories. We're kind of finishing but some of the stores were not familiar. But I heard this story again and again from these elderly people who are now in the eighty s and ninety s had remind. I was on the antiques roadshow. And that what I was hearing were these jewels or this precious antiques. That not been added it for many many years. They've been stored away in cupboards in people's minds and never had a pap form and as an dustin down and reveal them to the reading public because to me they are wonderful rich funny cide. Moving polemical sometimes Philosophical stories that. Give a real sense of the panoply of of of of carbon life in this country. Because I think sometimes sometimes we have very reduced idea about the carribean presence in all honesty. If you look in terms of the archive in film and Television News Pretty Negative and right from the word go. It was pretty negative. People talk about the hostile environment. That Theresa May introduced in two thousand twelve but in my research it was not a new venture. She was very from the very beginning. And I. It's what I was interviewing a lot of these people who are in their eighties nineties to some of the archive of this month. Lockup in the British library the BBC See San Marcos in the BBC people around Archives let the deejay Don Letts had done lots of news twenty years ago. He's archive you've but also I would to my hometown is Brighton. Went to Sussex University where the Mass Observation Archive is held old and in nineteen thirty nine mass version which is so socialist research tool wanting to discover how people live. That was the whole idea of massive station Tau to working people live. What do they do with their money? How they use this time they still go to church too? They gamble. How do they make love but not at thirty? Nine maps vision decided to do a survey about black people. What did people in this country? Think about so-called Negroes in nineteen thirty nine and it wasn't very flattering it was pretty obnoxious really And I wanted to give a sense of what this carbon people who come into because in their minds I say this is true was everybody I spoke. They were a British. I'd even my mom for the book my Mom's from Jamaica and when she was growing up making the nineteen forties she knew how to fold the union flag flag. She could site keats. Shelley Wordsworth automatic pope's by Roach. She knew them all didn't need any book to repeat this poems and she told me that when she went to the cinema the reality cinema and Kingston in one thousand nine hundred dollars at the beginning of the screening of a film people. Stand up to sing the British national anthem and at the end of the screening people. Stand up to sting the British national anthem and I interviewed amount from Guyana. Who told me that when he came to this country went to the cinema and at the end of the film he stood up and such and he was amazing Nubia standing? He was really perplexed by that. So the sense of why they felt Brigitta. So what idea of Britain coming to see if they'd had it had access to these archives from from muscles version. They might have been a bit perturbed but what was interesting also. Is that the British. Sometimes they produce these booklets which they sent out to the Caribbean to give people an idea about what to expect. So there's one booklet produced by the BBC called going to Britain question. Mark as a small pamphlet is western some idea about Codes behavior so if I was to say to nineteen forties forties as an English person and you How do you do? What did you think MSA
"paddington" Discussed on The Filmcast
"I'd say who delivers an Oscar of the performance Hugh Grant, he's amazing. He's awesome. It's a start. Yeah. I think it's a lot of fun. And even though it didn't do super Walt the box office. I'm trying to give it its due by putting it at number nine on my list. So Paddington to is my number nine film of two thousand eighteen let's move onto number eight Jeff Kenna with your number eight film of the year. My number eight is blind spotting. I was totally surprised by this movie. It is a celebration again of language. I'm a big fan of movies that use language. It uses rap as this a movie that uses wrapping its climax as a way of attacking someone with a gun instead of a gun, you know, attacking someone instead of a gun by using sweet sick, raps shouldn't work on paper that should not work, and this movie makes it work. It made me feel for these characters. It gave me an insight into experiences that aren't my own. I I loved it. I thought it was a phenomenal film. And I hope more people go see lion spotting. That's blind spotting Jeff's number eight choice. Yeah. Blind spotting is a remarkable film that I would recommend to anyone. There's nothing else. Like it right on any of our list. I would argue that is so searing. But also so interesting in its form as well. Right. Because of an funny and funny the use of rap as you're saying is really shapes us movie in daring ways. And I think it's one of the most interesting movies of year. Didn't quite make my top ten, but I'm a big fan of it and salute you putting it as your number eight.
Kevin Spacey's creepy video looks like a cynical attempt at distraction
"Charge of allegedly sexually assaulting teenager in two thousand sixteen if you guys remember Kevin Spacey had a whole thing with that where he was accused allegations against him of sexual misconduct. And then people came out with other stories from his pass of other bad things that he had done when this news came out, the Netflix show house of cards, basically killed his character. Offscreen and then did their last season without him. He was going to be another movie. I think that dot cancelled and was reshot with some other actor. Yeah, he was just like disgraced. Yeah. It was it was crazy times. So the video is basically already infamous it's called let me be Frank which Kevin Spacey's character on house of cards was Frank Underwood and the video is Kevin Spacey decked out in a Santa apron, and he kinda has like the he's sounds like his character. Frank Underwood which had likes sort of a southern drawl to him on the show on house of cards. So it's kind of weird because you think maybe it is Frank from the show, but he's not on the show anymore and his dead. So I don't know and he delivers a direct to camera monologue. And again, it could be like the what he's saying could be about his house of cards character. But it could also be about himself about Kevin space. But it's. Because it's called let me be Frank which could be about Frank or just being left phrase, ready Frangieh just weird and people have oh, it's strange. He's a weird guy to me anyway. So I don't really like watching a lot of the things. He's in he's. Yeah. He's already strained. I think he's a good actor. I just like he's weird. Also, if you watch will and grace the amount of times, they talk about how Kevin Spacey has basically done bad things to like men comes off so many times, and that was way before the allegation Ackley, everyone knew about this and didn't do anything just terrible, which is like Harvey Weinstein, bad, right? And Kevin Spacey wasn't even that big of a per-. I mean, he was he's people know we is. Yeah. Not not like Brad Pitt. Yeah. Yeah. Easy. So weird. Yes. So again, it's weird could be his house of cards Gaechter could be him people. I've read people said also kind of like what's going on with Trump right now. So they're like making connections current political things, but then his house of cards character is like vice president. I don't know if he becomes president. But he's also in political things. So it's like so many so many different things. And again, he sounds like Frank Underwood the video like basically as recording this this from yesterday. He oh had seven million nine hundred eighty seven thousand five hundred eighteen views, which is so many where did he post it on like just on YouTube on his own YouTube? Oh, just so weird. It wasn't even on like any other social media. So anything just on YouTube, the video has more views than tickets sold domestically Paddington to I man or widows, and like, you probably can't, you know, YouTube views can be a little misleading. But that's still a punch yet is was he going off on like in the whole thing. What was he saying? I have a quote, it's weird. I wouldn't say he's super direct about what he's talking about. He just kinda starts like we all know what he's talking like just starts rambling on the whole thing is just monologue.
SEC Fines DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather For Illegally Promoting A Fraudulent ICO
"DJ Khallid and Floyd Mayweather didn't say that they are being paid by this company. In order to avoid Meriwether wax. Another fight. Exactly. I mean, he. He has so much turn to a little bit about. Yeah. Just a smidge. And then he was fitting, and he had the SEC SEC even more money. Tom Hanks isn't early talks to play Djupedal in Disney's live at can adaptation of Pinocchio. The director of Paddington is behind this project. Tom Hanks busy next year. He's starting to the World War movie. Greyhound Toy Story four and he's currently filming the Mr. Rogers movie mister Rogers is so busy. I know and lead singer maroon five Adam LeVine says all the innovation in music is happening in hip hop right now. In a new interview with variety Levin said his goal is to make songs that don't sound dated in ten years time. And he says that hip hop is better than everything else. And that rock music is nowhere. And it's like it hasn't even been invited. Much to the NFL in the Super Bowl. I mean because it's in Atlanta, and they don't have an art. I mean, this is convenient timing. But remember they haven't been officially confirmed Super Bowl halftime show and finally bohemian rhapsody a box office mash, but one of the movies big scenes nearly didn't make the cut into Queen stepped in to keep it Brian May says that he and Roger Taylor fought to keep a scene in. Where Freddie Mercury tells the band that he wants to make a solo album may also seen gut wrenching and says it's favorite in the movie, but nearly wound up on the cutting room floor due to time concerns.
Youve seen this movie before
"How did we get to the point where remakes and sequels and all sorts of iterations on existing franchises have become such an incredible percentage of all the entertainment created because I know that they've already existed, but this is twenty-seven seventeen top worldwide grosses at the box office Star Wars, the last Jedi beauty and the beast. The fate of the furious, which is sequel number seventy eight despicable me three Jumanji. Welcome to the jungle that is a sequel Spiderman homecoming, which is either a sequel or reboot it's both depending on depending on which way you want to look at it wolf warrior to number eight guardians of the galaxy volume two shirt number nine Thor ragnarok, number ten wonder woman. Yeah, that's global. That's the top ten movies all of them, a sequel or a reboot or in some cases both. So how did it become what changed in the industry that made this the predominant model rather than just like something that Disney might do every once in a while? There's a Cup. Of arguments. The the first argument is that it is more appealing to a studio to produce an existing property. A new version or sequel to something that people already know because it's easier to sell there's less resistance on every level. It's a thing. If you already know the thing, you're more likely to be interested in the thing. The other argument is that the mid range movie has disappeared which is where you used to see many more original concepts and they're either turning on Netflix now like new films from Nicole hall of center Tamara Jenkins, or what is the mid range movie. It would have been made for somewhere between it used to be twenty to sixty million. Now, it's five to twenty. It would have been a smallish film, usually a character study or historical drama that doesn't have battle scenes is about people in rooms or people in, you know, houses having lives and doing things that don't involve capes or murder and the mid range movie even those of mutated into stuff like bird box. The netflix. Which is opposed to puck elliptic thing. With Sandra Bullock walking through a forest. Blindfolded? Arrival would have been amid range movie actually seem screenwriter. Eric Heiser arrival would have been a mid range movie. But instead, it was a massive studio words contender because of what it turned out to be. But I think when they started it out it was going to be a smaller more intimate project. So those films don't get made anymore because twenty million dollars into a movie will get you maybe sixty or eighty this is the old thinking, and so now if you make a guard Guanzhou in thing that costs a hundred and fifty million unless it tanks so spectacularly that. You know, the studio dies it'll probably pull in half a billion to a billion dollars. Right. It doesn't have to be good. But it has to be safer. Bet has to be recognizable. Exactly. So that's part of it. The hangover was a tiny little movie that then became a monster franchise because it was hit. So they made two more. Now, what am I seeing tooth? Who's maybe is a call or something? And in the olden days, they would have stopped after one. He would have just said, oh, that's really cool. This thing made three hundred million dollars for a everybody likes it. Let's go to the next contest. Do another comedy. Exactly. Let's lunch. Something else. When Bradley Cooper was here. Like six months before he was here for another original project that Jim Carey movie called yes-men, the tanked, and he said like it was insane that that Warner was giving this movie two three completely untested. Like, Bradley Cooper, never had a hit and homes and never had a hit. Nobody news at Calvin. Acas was set a couple of comedy cycles or comedy circles in journalists, and they risk that money on this little movie, which couldn't have cost that much, and it was a massive hit. And then they made two more, and they'll probably reboot it in five years with with. I would assume women because that might be interesting. There have been attempts to do a women's version of the hangover bridesmaids is great rough night. There's a few of those the idea of people behaving badly friend circles getting out of control, they'll they'll reboot the hangover in five years. They'll prob. Rebooted with women because that's a smart move because otherwise you have to. I mean, the the gender thing really helps because you create a new universe that doesn't depend on the demands of the original film, you you can bring, you know, most remakes are very very rooted in the expectations of the audience, right because we all wanna be pandered to we own to see the thing that we liked again. That's the governing principle of entertainment. Now, give me more of the thing. I like I understand exactly why the studios do it. When you lay it out that way on the economics and play why do we consume it? Why is our bar? So low nail it doesn't feel like it was always this way. Well, it probably was we just didn't know it. The the difference is that now instead of knockoffs which used to happen. You know, if there was a smoking abandoned, there'd be ten car movies the next year. If there was rocky there'd be five boxing movies, the next year or or sports movies or a wave of underdogs. Portsmouth is actually what did happen stuff like breaking away. And so on now, we just make more Rockies. Yeah. We we really have another one right now creed to is rocky eight. Away that creed was not rocky seven, which is kind of disappointing. And no one can articulate it. Exactly. But the the answer is it's because it's because creed was the only one that Silvester still didn't right. And he didn't script it. It was somebody else's project. He was used beautifully in it. But when Ryan Kugler wasn't available to come back to Crete to Stallone jumped in and wrote it, and it's a rocky movie now, and I think people should be more disappointed by that than they are. That's the crux of why we want to have this. But they're not conversation because they're not an I made fun of when you said at the beginning of this podcast that there would be another Harry Potter, and who would be cast as another Harry Potter. I will watch that Harry Potter movie or it'll probably actually be a TV show. So that they can do it. Yeah. For Justice over eight years and eight seasons, and whatever God, you could go to school with them in real time home, that's a horrible idea. I would watch. So I I agree that it's a bad idea. But I will consume that content. Why it's because you want to see your idea of what it should be validated. And in the end, we find out that it doesn't matter. If it isn't because nobody can imagine. Everybody's complaining about what a movie isn't. And what it shouldn't be. I mean, that's my job is to say actually this. But I hope that I'm coming at it from a perspective of history, and a sense of you know, why you can make this movie why this movie fails or why this movie's succeeds, and how this argument could be applied to other movies and similar genres. I basically, I I'm there to provide context for why you did or didn't like something. I guess, but as far as the reboot thing goes again, it's safer because the curiosity factor has it clipped everything else people want to know, they want to see what the new superman looks like they want to know what the new joker like Joaquin Phoenix is the joker. But Jared Lido is the joker. Well, that's what happens ledger. Yeah joke. They'll Cesar Romero is the joker or Jack Nicholson as the joker. That's the. That's the point. Right. Like my engagement with the stuff is always. Oh, that's interesting or. Yeah. I've seen that. There's like it's a binary. There's no middle ground. There is no mildly successful remake it either works or it doesn't. And it's because we know what it's supposed to look like is because we've been trained by our own lives to want. This thing the way it was supposed to want to watch new stuff. Oh god. Yes. That's all. I want. I crave it, please. Give me some. But why does so many people? Why would so many people prefer to watch a sequel to something that they already know part of it is that you don't have to invest as much. You already have the backstory you don't need to introduce new things. Or if you do you have to do it in a certain way, fix it feel comfortable Spiderman homecoming is an excellent example of that they turned it into an eighties movie. Yeah. Which makes it simultaneously nostalgic of new in a way that this character doesn't need to be. But it works. It's comforting. And you feel the the youth of the character is because he's never been a kid before Spiderman being in high school before in the movies, but he's a child and Tom Holland's performance. I mean, the the actors in his twenties, but he looks like a kid, and you can root for him that way, and it makes it feel new and by having Tony stark introduce him to the two by having Tony stark introduced into the marvel universe in civil war. It was like extending a hand to the franchise and bring it on. And the fact that I know all of this is nuts because it's a two hour movie. And I shouldn't bring all of this stuff with me to this film. But it's not a reboot. It is the what eighteenth chapter in films. That's been going on for a decade. It's part of a huge thing where we are now culturally. Right. It's not just social media and the internet, although that's a huge part of it is part of the it builds expectation, but it's also the fact that this story has been ongoing, and if you missed one you can probably catch up it's not a big deal unless you missed an adventures or captain America movie where all the characters are together you can dip in and out. But if you've been following it all along, it feels really good to know all this stuff. It feels like you're being accommodated in a way that a remake or a sequel or a franchise is supposed to do it. Doesn't bar new entry, but it rewards ongoing participation in the Harry Potter films did the same thing. I mean, they made one of those a year for eight years, right or the there. They started to stagger them apart after a while. Once it got complicated. They were releasing them every year and a half. I don't remember. But I do remember that I saw all of them. I didn't really like all of them. Did they didn't get good until the third one? And we're at a place now culturally where you can say that about a television show. Well, you have to watch the for six episodes. No, you don't you actually don't. But if you don't you'll miss it. And if everybody's talking about it, they and you want to see it. And if it's a thing that everybody talked about twenty years ago that that little tug is still there. So when fuller house comes back, which is okay. Comfort food at best. Right. It's a remake. It's a it's a new season of a show that people other show that they've brought back which is like there's a list of them. Yeah. Fuller houses. I for me. It's the best example because it's one of those things where when you hear about it. It sounds insane. Why would anyone care? And then you find out exactly how many people do care, which is why it exists, and whether they really wanna see it or just kind of curious about it that doesn't matter as long as they click on it for Netflix. The Netflix has made it worth their while. And we're going to get more of it. And we're going to get more of an and that Spurs the need to make more things come back. So there's a new charmed and there's a new. Do not on Netflix. But it's it's all part of the culture, if you can reboot a TV show, you can make millions of dollars right off the bat and the Handmaid's tale just got a built in audience through its TV show success. And now there's a book sequel Margaret Atwood is writing a Handmaid's tale sequel, which is one of the few things that I'm genuinely interested in because she won't be basing it on the TV series. That's the important part. It will it will still be set in her world. I mean, I don't need the answers to what happens in the Handmaid's tale. It's all in the first book, we know what we need to know about that book was a finished work. And you know, it is because it's been taught in schools for thirty years. Sure. It's a self contained narrative. And if there was one artist in Canada didn't need to follow the two reasons for producing sequels and remakes that you've just outlined, theoretically, it should be Margaret what she can do whatever she wants. She absolutely can. But I can also I can see the testament emerging as a response to the show, but that's me understanding the pull the remake. I would rather just think about it. Myself than have to watch it executed because the odds are won't be the thing that I wanted it to be when beauty and the beast, the stage version came to Toronto I got to go to a preview, and nobody told us that the thing was three hours long that it was a massive reconstruction of an eighty two minute movie. And when the first deviation came which is slightly longer dialogue scene between bell and her father. There was a kid. There was a child very must have been very unsettled up in the mezzanine who started saying, no, no, no, no, no. This isn't it and had to be shushed. And it's like, that's the brain. And that's everybody in these things, you really only want to see the thing you like, and you want more of it. But you don't that? I mean, the kid didn't they could be just wanna beauty, and the b you can give this opportunity this child who I mean, this would have been was after The Lion King. Right. So it was the mid to late ninety s and this childhood only been raised on this movie. That was only, you know at most ten years old, and he didn't want more wanted the same thing. And that's all of us. But we won't admit it. So we're still curious. We're kinda wanna go see what the new thing is if it's the old thing. And if it's not the old thing we want to know, how we can be comforted by whatever it is that we loved about the old thing, and it never occurs to people to just pull out the old thing and watch it again because those are everywhere, and that's that's my objection. And yet when Pete's dragon comes out, or when the Paddington movies come out, and they are beautiful perfect realizations of the spirit of the project, even though they are not the original thing than you do reconnect with the thing you loved about it. And I think it's also very telling that those are projects for children. Yeah. We're all children. Now, we want to be right. Like, isn't that the whole thing? The the lie of the the government is that you want a strong like what what's the argument? The Republicans are the strong father. And the Democrats are the are the nurturing mother, and you can only have one at a time. But we see what is strong father looks like, and it's horrible and we retreat can we want whatever