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Ron Magill: September 08 2020, Hour 2
2020.09.09 13:03 Bill__QRon Magill: September 08 2020, Hour 2
A synopsis of the Ron Magill segment.See the2020 Indexfor other shows. No Greg Cote Tuesday, as is normal when Monday was a holiday.
Quote of the day
But at the end of the day, the bottom line is fire is generally speaking very beneficial
New stats of the day
number of times Ron says:
Year to date
at the end of the day
Today's show is another reminder that I wish I'd also counted "having said that." Probably be up around 40 for the year.
Chris Cote: The medal stand for house pets. Gold is the dog, silver is the cat, what is the bronze medal? Ron: I’d say probably the cockatiel. Um, you know, some of the smaller psittacines – love birds, cockatiels. I would go with something like that. Me: Psittacines are parrots. Just say parrots, Ron.
Roy Bellamy: [wild fires in California and Africa] What type of adaptations do animals have in event these things happen? Me: There is music in the background of Roy's audio. Dan: Is someone playing a flute at your house? Stugotz: When did we get to Italy? Dan: Is it Italy? Or India? Roy: Claire is playing with a toy, right now. Ron: Here’s the bottom line. First of all, a lot of people look at fire as a disaster, in fact, it is a necessity for a lot of environments. Those environments benefit from fire. Here, in south Florida, we have the pine rocklin ( me -? don’t know what he said here and can’t find anything that sounds like this ?), which has to burn. And the reason some of it gets damaged is because they try to control it, they don’t let it burn. We actually do controlled burns and there are animals that have adapted to that in many ways. First of all, a lot of plant have, in that they build fire-resistant trunks so they can take the fire in the lower part. Other animals know how to get underground and survive the fire that way. Or simply just escape the fire; they have an incredible sense of smoke, or fire coming to get out of the way. Now, sometimes you lose animals, that’s just of life. But at the end of the day, the bottom line is fire is generally speaking very beneficial for the habitat that it usually strikes. It’s a necessity to keep that habitat healthy. Me: Fire bad.
Dan: Guillermo, put it on the poll, please. Who’s the bronze medal winner of pets – is it fish or birds? Stugotz: I mean, I’m telling ya, if I go to someone’s house and there’s a bird flying around – I know they’re in cages, but I have a friend who lets the bird out – I’m never coming to your house again.
Taylor: One, what natural predator would be best to drop in the everglades to clean up the invasive anaconda population? Two, do animals at the zoo who have names respond to their names? Ron: First, it’s pythons in the everglades, not anacondas. Really, the best natural predator we have for those are animals – Dan: -- laughing -- Ron: -- why are you laughing? Dan: It’s just that one is Jon Voight movie that makes me laugh and the other one is pythons. That’s why. Ron: -- ok. Generally, alligators are a good predator of pythons. Now, we always hear the story about the python that died because it ate an alligator that exploded out of its belly. But generally speaking, I think alligators come out on top, more often than pythons do. Also, as pythons hatch out, those hatchlings are going to get eaten by a ton of birds. Even raccoons and things like that. And the eggs will get fed on by things like raccoons and lizards and things like that. We already have predators in there to try to control these guys, it’s just that they breed so quickly, it’s just hard. I personally think there’s going to be some kind of natural pathogen, a disease, a virus that comes in there and be species specific and start controlling them that way. Or we have, god willing, some kind of cold front in the future, I don’t know if that happens with the kind of summer we’ve had.
Ron: What was the other question? Dan: Animals responding to names. Ron: We absolutely have animals here that have names and they absolutely respond to names. Generally speaking, it’s the more intelligent the animal the more responsive it’s going to be to a name. I’m not going to call a python and it’s going to come slithering over to me. But having said that, you might look at an animal like a tortoise and think “well, that’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier,” well there’s a tortoise here, Goliath, he hears me call his name he gets right up and starts walking over to me.
Dan: What is the dumbest animal that can be trained to respond – Ron: I don’t like that word. I don’t like that word, Dan. What is the least intelligent. Let’s say what is the least intelligent Stugotz: I don’t like it, either. Dan: What is the most idiotic animal that responds to be called by name? Ron: I would think the tortoises are animals that are lower on the intelligence scale and one would not assume that they’d know their name and come walking to you. But our tortoises here, do. We also have crocodiles that will respond to names or sounds, so to speak. Dan: Wow. Ron: You can have a 12-foot crocodile that has a brain the size of a walnut, but the bottom line is they learn with association to survival; to food. As soon as they associate somebody with a name with food, they’ll respond to it. They’re not looking at their name like, “Oh, my pal Ron is there, let me go play with him.” That name being called is basically, “hey, there’s food coming,” because every time -- I don’t know why you guys are laughing. Dan: No, it’s funny, it’s great. Put it on the poll, Did you have any idea that a crocodile would answer to a name? Ron: You have been with me when I called a giraffe, for instance. They hear me call them by their name and they come walking to me. You’ve seen that. Dan: No, you’re Tarzan, dude. You are a modern day Tarzan. I’ve seen the gorillas respond to you by name. The elephants – Ron: but but but but that’s because they associate me with food. With a pleasant experience. If the veterinarian called their name they’d run the other way and get all upset. Because they don’t associate that with a pleasant experience. Even though the veterinarian does more good for them than I could ever do for them. It’s just a matter of association.
Alex: If you had to make one illegal, either recreational fishing or commercial fishing, which one would you choose? Ron: Wow, that’s a hard one. I don’t think you could make commercial fishing illegal because it’s so important for sustenance for so many people around the world. But having said that, if you made it illegal, maybe there would be a lot more recreational fisherman and we would have a much better situation with that. Dan: You’re a real fence-sitter. Ron: That one is tough for me. Dan: This is how you sit on the fence. It’s your “having said that.” You hit us over the head with a “having said that” and then you just sit – Papi sounder: Neither of you are the man meow
Ron: You’ve got a good point there, Dan. I think you’re right. That’s my sitting on the fence. When I say “having said that” because the bottom line is I don’t know which way to go on that. I would say, “listen, I love fishing, I love recreational fishing. If you outlawed commercial fishing then many people would say ‘I gotta go catch my fish now.’” But then people have jobs, they might not have the ability to catch their fish, and they might be deprived of an essential protein in their diet. I’d rather they eat fish than eat beef. Ok, I would outlawwwwwwwwww recreational fishing. Oh, that’s going to get me in a lot of trouble. Dan: YES, get out of here, that’s good talking to you. We were not going to stop until we could get you in a lot of trouble. I don’t know who the he** you’d be getting in trouble with. Get out of here. Ron: You kidding me? Recreational fishing is so important. Dan: WE COVERED THAT. Having said that, get out of here. Ron: Call me next week with something a little bit more, you know, nice.
2020.05.18 08:49 BearCanoeA Brief Discussion of the Mission Impossible Franchise.
Last night I finally finished the entire Mission Impossible series since there's been nothing better to do in isolation. I had read prior that most fans of the franchise considered the newer one's to be the better films (i.e. Ghost Protocol and Fallout) and I can definitely see that. I had thought that because of that preference, that the earlier MI movies may have been out-dated. Yet I was happily surprised after watching MI 1, 2 and 3 that they hold up very well. An aspect of the franchise that I really love is how each film had a different director, and because of that each film had great variation in it's tone and visual style. The first Mission Impossible which was directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface, Blowout, Carrie) was a perfect opener to the series. It felt like a very authentic and gritty spy movie. It didn't feel completely over the top and only pushed the limits of conceit towards the climax of the film (i.e. the train sequence). What a cast as well, another aspect I like about the franchise (each film has a surplus of talented actors). Jean Reno, Jon Voight, Emilio Estevez, Ving Rhames, etc. A supporting cast doesn't get much better than that. Let's move onto the second MI film and what is considered to be the worst film of the lot. Directed by John Woo (i.e. Faceoff, Hard Boiled) this film was such a drastic shift from the first MI. I'm not exactly sure why the film takes place in Sydney, Australia but I enjoyed it nonetheless. MI 2 doesn't really feel like a MI movie compared to the rest. It feels a lot more like a James Bond with a large influence of John Woo filmmaking. Lots of intense close-ups, a random love triangle, corny dialogue, a motorcycle fueled fight scene, a Hanz Zimmer score that felt really out of place (still great though)...and of course many doves (a staple of John Woo films). This film has it's flaws but we should appreciate it for how different it was and the entertainment value (turn your brain off and it's quite enjoyable). MI3 is considered amongst many to be the best film in the series. Phillip Seymour Hoffman (RIP) is truly great as the villain and finally seemed like a worthy adversary to Tom Cruise's near invincible Ethan Hunt. He's such a fantastic actor and this film rejogged my memory of that. The plot itself isn't that particularly interesting, it's more the relationship between Cruise and Hoffman's characters that make this film what it is. JJ Abrams directed this one (Star Trek, Super 8, The Force Awakens) and although I've always thought of him as a somewhat overrated director I think he did a solid job here. I wouldn't say it's the best of them but it's up there for sure. I know it gets brought up here time and time again but it blows my mind how involved Tom Cruise was with all these movies. It's clear that he's always wanted to make the best film he possibly could (i.e. doing his own stunts for realism and producing some of the films himself) and I think that's really rare and admirable (especially considering how garbage most action movies are nowadays). He might be a little crazy in regards to religion but it can't be denied that he is an amazing actor that tried his best everytime. I won't get into the newer films in the franchise because I think most people have seen those ones and know how great they are.
2020.04.03 20:12 Ex__Quarantainment Suggestion: Movies that take place in Los Angeles
EDIT: If something is missing, check the edits first. Hello all! I don't know about the rest of this town, but I sure do enjoy movies. In this post I'm going to share a list of movies that: A.) Are watchable, possibly even entertaining. B.) Take place in Los Angeles. Some may simply have just a scene or two in Los Angeles whereas others are fully written for a Los Angeles setting. Some may even be fictional locations that were neverless filmed in and highly resemble the Los Angeles area. Most of these are mainstream movies so no real gems in this list, but I encourage others to contribute in the comments. I realize that not everyone has watched everything, so I'll provide insight that assumes you haven't seen the film yet.
Movies that take place in a non-fictional Los Angeles setting
Double Indemnity (1944) - Takes place in DTLA, the golden standard of noir, required watching IMO. Also, a great film to reference to trick people into thinking you have in-depth knowledge of cinema; trust me, I do it all the time.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) - Takes place in Hollywood (duh), another noir classic with some gallows humor, required watching.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - Generally takes place and was filmed in Westside, the quintessential James Dean flick, required watching.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - Film opens in Detroit, but Acts II and III of the plot largely takes place in Beverly Hills. Vintage Eddie Murphy movie, probably the only movie in this franchise worth watching IMO. Has a 4k release.
The Terminator (1984) - Film takes place all over Los Angeles. Great James Cameron flick, probably his best. Has a great melding of horror, action, and scifi. Also has a very welcome lack of John Connor and plenty of naked muscle mens for the guys and gals who like that.
Die Hard (1988) - Takes place in Century City at the Fox Plaza (has a fictional name in the movie). This and Die Hard 3 are the only ones worth watching IMO, especially since Die Hard 3 had McTiernan return to direct. Excellent action film, probably one of the more intelligently written films of that genre you'll find. Has a 4K release
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - Takes place in San Dimas, in the San Gabriel Valley. Early Keanu vehicle, has a cameo by George Carlin, a sick ass montage with Extreme's Play With Me, and is a good time to watch. This is a fairly distilled 80s film with all the 80s tropes, but still holds up IMO. Good thing to watch if you're planning on catching the sequel later this year.
Pretty Woman (1990) - Takes place in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. A classic romcom rags to ritches film, it was a indication of shifting attitude sin filmmaking due to the romantic female lead being a bona fide prostitute. Stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, and presumably, Richard Gere's hamster, although uncredited. Solid flick and features a badass chick ballad "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette.
Boyz N The Hood (1991) - Takes place in South Central. John Singleton's (RIP) magnum opus. Themes are centered around fatherhood, institutional racism, and gang culture. A very early example of when Cuba Gooding Jr. was tolerated on screen and when rappers were starting to take prominent feature film roles. Great cast all around, including Laurence Fishbourne and the very lovely Angela Bassett. Required watching.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. For better of for worse, this film changed cinema forever with its extensive and innovative use of CG. Another stellar cast, one of the most celebrated action films of all time, and that is in spite of the unfortunate presence of John Connor. I should tell you now, after you watch this one, you should know that the franchise ends here. There are no more films in the franchise, and there's no need to Google that, just take my word for it. Anything you see that suggests otherwise is just a deep state conspiracy designed to trick you. Has a 4K release that has a contentious reputation.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) - Takes place in San Dimas again. This film is honestly garbage. The plot is even more non sensical than before although Death is very funny. Has a cameo by hot Pam Grier and Primus performing Tommy the Cat. Worth a watch to prep for the sequel at least.
Resevoir Dogs (1992) - Takes place in Eagle Rock. The breakout film of our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him. This is the movie with the scene that gets parodied a lot, the scene where MR. White tortures the cop to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle with You". It was ridiculously well cast and has the trademark Tarantino dialogue and semi non-linear storytelling. It has some misteps in the shooting and acting of some of the scenes, but was one of the most successful independent films of all time, and was able to briefly convince the world that Michael Madsen could act.
South Central (1992) - Takes place in South Central, of course. Another afro-centric film set in South Central that has fatherhood as a central theme, along with gang, drug, and prison culture. Great film all around, with some complex character writing. An Olver Stone produced film that has Glenn Plummer starring. It actually holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, although with only 6 reviews, albeit one of which is the main man Roger Ebert.
Menace II Society (1993) - Takes place in South Central. The antithesis to Boyz N The Hood. If the central theme to Boyz N The Hood is to show the role a strong father figure plays in the upbringing of a boy in the hood (!), this film shows an outcome where said father figure is not present. It also portrays the protagonist as a morally grey character, which is refreshing. You pity him, but also don't make excuses for him. Stars a young Larenz Tate and Jada Pinkett-Smith, along with MC Eiht (Rapper, also voiced Ryder in GTA: San Andreas).
Pulp Fiction (1994) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. The magnum opus of our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him. Simply put, you are not allowed to live in this town if you haven't seen this movie. A master class in neo-noir. I cannot sing its praises enough, and honestly, I don't have to. Y'all mtherfuckers undoubtedly already know what's up. Required watching. Has a 4K release.
Friday (1995) - Takes place in South Central. This film is, arguably, one of the best comedies of all time in my opinion, and I will die on that hill. The humor ebbs and flows with a supreme organic quality. There is likely never a joke in this film that isn't going to make you laugh. Huge cult following, a breakout film for Chris Tucker back when he was worth a damn, and definitely Ice Cube's best work. Required watching.
Clueless (1995) - Takes place in Beverly Hills. Stars Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash before she absolutely lost her fucking mind. Fellas take note, this is a good one to add to your repetoire to score some points, as well as broaden your horizons. Has a solid cult following as well.
Heat (1995) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. This film was highly anticipated due to it being the first time Al Pacino and Robert De Niro appear on screen together and it didn't disappoint. Also has Val Kilmer and Jon Voight, as well as a young Natalie Portman. This film was criminally snubbed by the Academy, one of the more wretched sins they've committed. The action sequences are well choreographed and in particular, the sound editing and the gun choreography are superb (they actually use the sights when aiming). Heavy recommend if you have a home theater AV set up. Has a 4K release.
Swingers (1996) - Takes place in Hollywood, although a large part of Act I goes to Vegas. Breakout film for Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, and Ron Livingston (main character of Office Space). A guy film if there ever was one. A great one to watch after a breakup or if you're jaded from dating in Los Angeles in general or if you're prepping for a weekend excursion to Vegas. Also a great Unintentional Period Piece for the 90s (yeah I linked to TV Tropes, fuck your schedule). Required watching for the fellas.
Jerry Maguire (1996) - Takes place in both Los Angeles and Arizona although primarily L.A. A solemn reminder why Tom Cruise still has a net worth. I want to hate him so much, but I unfortunately can't, thanks to this film. Also stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Regina Kind, and Renee Zellweger. Solid flick despite some cliche.
L.A. Confidential (1997) - Takes place in Los Angeles, promintently in Hollywood. A significant accomplishment, a ridiculous ensemble cast that included 90s Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, and more, this film got nominated for a ton of awards, although it lost most of them to gross ass Titanic. Required watching.
Liar Liar (1997) - Takes place Los Angeles, mainly DTLA. Personally, I think this film is the best example of Jim Carrey's style of humor done RIGHT. In his other films, his over the top acting just comes off as grating after a while, but in this film it doesn't really get old. It's also one of the first films where he did more than just his usual slapstick and physical comedy and actually applied his acting ability with emotional depth. Film's humor still holds up and is a great and easy watch.
Boggie Nights (1997) - Takes place in the San Fernando Valley, aka the Porn Capital, and is very fitting for the movie's subject matter. Another stellar 90s film that broke a ton of rules and has it's own style. Huge ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham (why is she so perfect?), Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William Macy, John C. Reily, and MORE.
Jackie Brown (1997) - Takes place all over Los Angeles, mostly South Bay. The first film made by our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him that features a linear storyline. Was conceived as an homage to blaxpoitation films of the 70s and very fittingly stars Pam Grier, the star of Foxy Brown. It has another ensemble cast of Samuel L Jackson, Robert De Niro (playing against type), Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, and more. Not groundbreaking work, but very solid film.
Rush Hour (1998) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. The first of the trilogy and the only one worth watching. This is back when Tucker still had something to offer on screen. Was a farily fresh take on the buddy cop dramedy formula that was undoubetedly stale by the time this movie came out. Has some good Jackie Chan stunts and good laughs. The scene where Chan and Tucker bridge their cultural gap is actually fairly endearing. Soundtrack was also fire, I had it on cassette back in the day. Franchise stops here though.
American History X (1998) - Takes place in Los Angeles, mainly Venice Beach. If there was ever a film for required watching in these turbulent times, its this one. Story is about a reformed white supremacist and details the process of how misguided youths are indoctrinated to racist ideology as well as how institutional racism effects and stokes racial tensions. Also a story about the folly of vengeance. Superb acting by Edward Norton and I mean it, he's a real bastard in this one. Absolutely required watching.
Memento (2000) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. Early Christopher Nolan film and as you can imagine, has been incredibly well received and has received widespread acclaim and an outstanding legacy. Go watch this shit if you haven't already. You will see the early markers of Nolan's cerebral signature style that went to make Inception.
Baby Boy (2001) - Takes place in South Central. Another afro-centric film by John Singlteton, this film is a commentary on the negative aspects of contemporary black culture that are perceived to be limiting or holding back the development and betterment of black men. And before any reactionaries out there have something to say, it has nothing to do with racism. Stars Tyrese Gibson in the lead, although it was originally conceived for Tupac before he died. Also has Taraji P Henson, Snoop Dogg, and Monique, among others.
Training Day (2001) - Takes place in South Central and Watts. The film that finally got Denezl Washington his Oscar after the Malcom X and Philadelphia snubs. Also stars Ethan Hawke, but who really cares? Has cameos by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre as well, and a few other names you'll recognize. Great film, largely based on the Rampart scandal of the 90s. Plot is ok, but Denzel absolutely nails this movie.
The Italian Job (2003) - Takes place in Los Angeles, most prominently in Hollywood. This movie is honestly pretty dumb. The cast is not bad at all, with Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Mos Def, Jason Statham, Seth Greene, Edward Norton, and a couple other names. Theron and Norton put up the best performances, but it doesn't matter because the way the plot progresses is dumb as all hell. The most egregious of this is a split between Seth Greene's implausible hacking exploits and literally everything that has to do with that mechanic character. The reason why its even on this list is that despite the lackluster plot and acting, the film is pretty to look at and has some good shoots and action sequences. It's basically visual junk food.
Crash (2004) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. Another drama with an ensemble cast with a uniqe style, great writing, well shot, well acted, and has a well deserved legacy, contentious as it is.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) - Takes place in the San Fernando Valley, mainly Encino. Judd Apatow's breakout film, and IMO his best tied with Bridesmaids. Excellent humor that still holds up and features excellent acting by Steve Carrell. Manages to avoid some of the cliche of this style of comedy, such as in how Trish was written to be more than a typical love interest and how other characters were generally more complex and flawed. Also, a solid period piece for the mid 2000s.
Knocked Up (2007) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. A very respectable followup to Judd Apatow's follow to The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Stars Seth Rogen as the lead with Katherine Heigl, it definitely still holds up. Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are also brought back who later went on to star in a spin-off movie of their own that I haven't bothered to see because my sixth sense told me it was bad (I heard Megan Fox was in it). Very funny, although it being a romcom, we knew Rogen was getting the girl, so it suffers from being a bit formulaic.
Superbad (2007) - Takes place in Westside. The quintessential teen movie of my generation and a perennial beloved favorite fo the genre. Stars Michael Cera and Jonah Hill and introuced Christopher Mintz-Plasse to audiences at large. I loved how unlike the John Huges era of teen movies where teens where always a part of some watered down idyllic suburbia, Superbad managed to show exactly the kind of shit tons of teenagers were really getting up to. Partying, sex, substance consumption, hormones, and the like. Obviously teenage millennials aren't a monolith, but I stand by this perspective. Required watching.
Iron Man (2008) - Act II and III takes place in Los Angeles, mainly Westside and South Bay. Yes, the first one was in Los Angeles, although the setting was not at a focal point of the plot. Anyway, this is the film we all know and love (or hate) for spawning the MCU. Surprsingly enough, it still holds up.
Blood and Bone (2009) - Takes place in South Central I think. This is a direct-to-DVD movie that is a guilty pleasure of mine and a cult classic. It stars Michael Jai White and Eamonn Walker (Said from Oz). Also has some appearances by a handful of MMA fighters, most promintently Bob Sapp. It's basically an ego piece for Michael Jai White. The plot is dumb and formulaic, the acting is cheesy, the score sucks, and the dialogue shallow and stilted. So why do I like this movie? The fight scenes, plain and simple. Seeing that big MF Michael Jai White destroy MFs is pretty fun to watch. Again, it's visual junk food.
Black Dynamite (2009) - Takes place in Los Angeles. A well known parody, homage, and love letter to 70s blaxpoitation films, this one also stars Michael Jai White although in a much better role and far better written movie. Has tons of cameos by tons of comedians, most notably Cedric Yarbough who upstages them all. This movie is like Arrested Development turned up to 11 in that there are so many inside jokes, easter eggs, and references that it will take several watches to catch them all. The word "parody" is thrown around these days with absolute reckless abandon, so if you're confused on the concept, this movie should clear things up for you. Required watching.
End of Watch (2012) - Takes place in South Central. A gritty cop drama presented as a fictional documentary, this one stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. It tackles the themes of gangs and cartel violence. It's notable in that it doesn't focus on police corruption at all and instead shows the honorable and upstanding side of the police. A solid police procedural if you're tired of the gritty corrupt cop drama.
Stretch (2014) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. Stars Patrick Wilson as the lead, with supporting roles by Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, and Ed Helms. Also has hilarious cameos from Ray Liotta and David Hasselhoff. An underrated comedy that I'm sure will reach cult status someday, it's a distilled contemporary Los Angeles adventure in a noir presentation and is a good watch.
Nightcrawler (2014) - Takes place all over Los Angeles. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Movie is a commentary on MSM sensationalism and is worth every minute to watch. Got tons of awards including an Academy nomination.
Dope (2015) - Takes place in Inglewood and Ladera Heights. Despite the R rating, it can be considered a teen movie for the Gen Zs and is definitely a coming of age film. It's actually really well written and has a great style to it. Stars Shameik Moore as the lead and Forrest Whitaker as the narrator with some other names peppered in, the plot is about a high school senior finding his identity while navigating his way out of a situation involving drug dealers. Heavily features 90s rap culture and referneces, so A+ for me.
The Nice Guys (2016) - Takes place in Los Angeles. A solid buddy cop dramedy, which avoids the cliches with great writing and acting, courtesy of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Guaranteed future cult classic.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Takes place in Hollywood and parts of the Valley. Yet another solid offering from our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him. This is another one of his alternate history films, this time deling with the Manson family. The film is lead by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, with appearances from Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, and TONS of other names. Film has its controversies, no doubt levied by those who would rather walk in the shadow of our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him, than his light. A fun watch if you don't take the film too seriously.
Movies that partially take place in Los Angeles
The Godfather (1972) - This film has a scene in the first act where Tom Hagen flies out to Hollywood in order to beseech Jack Woltz to give up the movie role for Johnny Fontane. The shots of old Hollywood are ddefinitely a treat to look at. I'm not even going to wast electricity singing this film's praises. I'm of the opinion that if you don't like this film, you are likely descended from a weak bloodline and actively holding the human race back with your undoubtedly meager existence. Don't @ me though.
The Usual Suspects (1995) - Has the scene with the attempted assasination of Kobayashi set in L.A. and the raid on the boat in San Pedro. The film that beat out Heat in 1995, this film has 90s Kevin Spacey and is praised for it's writing, pacing, and famous twist, as well as several iconic scenes. Even manages to make a lesser Baldwin brother watchable.
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) - Act I takes place in Pasadena, where The Bride encounters Vernita Green. This is an film brought to us by our Blessed Lord and Savior Quentin Tarantino, praise be to him. Has significant amounts of trademark Tarantino style and pays homage to several genres, as Tarantino is wont to do. Has a dope ass anime sequence leading into Act III, which definitely helped further accelerate maintstream acceptance of anime in Western audiences. A fun watch.
Sideways (2004) - The scene where Miles picks up Jack takes place in L.A. Sideways is an independent film that did very well and brought Paul Giamatti a solid leading role and much acclaim. The film itself has some undue prententiousness to it (it's about sommeliers so what do you expect?), but if you can look past that, it is a solid watch and also serves as a virtual tour of the California coastline.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2009) - The vast majority of the film is actually in Hawaii, but it begins and ends in L.A., presumably Hollywood. Stars Jasaon Seigl, best bae Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Russell Brand, with a few other SNL appearances. This is definitely another guy romcom that is good to have for a breakup. Its humor also holds up very well.
Get Him to the Greek (2010) - A film that goes to several locations, but begins and ends in Los Angeles. Stars Russell Brand and Jonah Hill as a loose spin-off to their Forgetting Sarah Marhsall characters, with Nicholas Stoller still directing. Despite a very regrettable portrayal of male rape and the almost equally regrettable casting of P. Diddy, it's a decent enough watch to get a few laughs out of it, especially if you like Russell Brand's brand of humor.
Inception (2010) - The very first dream layer the team enters is in DTLA. Also, the plane they're all on is headed to Los Angeles. Considered by many to be the best of Nolan, this is a film that is cerebral representation of dealing with grief all in the guise of a sci-fi action thriller. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, and a few others.
Movies that take place in a fictionalized Los Angeles
Blade Runner (1982) - Takes place in a dystopian Los Angeles future. Movie is a sci fi classic directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. The plot is centered around rogue synthetic humans and is a forerunner in the human vs. synths plotlines that we've seen time and again since. Has a huge legacy and got a bona fide sequel 35 years later.
Back to the Future (1985) - Takes place in Hill Valley, a fictional city in California, but is filmed in and resembles San Gabriel Valley cities such as Glendale and Pasadena. Back to the Future is so popular that I'm not even going to bother typing more than that.
Back to the Future Part II (1989) - Alnternates between a high technology future and a dystopian future in Hill Valley.
Back to the Future Part III (1990) - Takes place in a frontier version of Hill Valley.
Demolition Man (1993) - Takes place in a dystopian alternate timeline of Los Angeles, that become San Angeles in the future. This is another guilty pleasure of mine. Stars Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, and Wesley Snipes, among others, with a bit role for Robert Schneider. The movie is pretty bad, but still entertaining. The acting isn't bad at all, in fact Snipe's gave a great performance and the humor is really good. However, the films aesop is not very subtle, especially with Leary's little rant. They may as well just write "political correctness is bad, mkay" on a baseball bat and beat you over the head with it. Still, a fun watch.
There Will Be Blood (2007) - Takes place in Little Boston, which is near Signal Hill and referenced in the film I believe. There Will Be Blood is, in my opinion, the best Revisionist Western we've had to date, and is renowned for it's superb writing, unconventional story telling, Daniel Day Lewis being Daniel Day Lewis, and the cinematography. Absolutely one of those movies you can watch several times and find something new to like.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Takes place in a dystopian future in Los Angeles. Sequel to Blade Runner after 35 years, and was an excellent followup. I wonder if this is some kind of a record?
Thats it for my list. Don't feel like proofreading it, so I apologize for any grammatical errors. Be aware that I can't think of or remember EVERYTHING. Also this isn't meant to be an encyclopedic list, so there are some films I left off intentionalyl ebcause I didn't feel they were what I considered watchable. That being said, I'll edit in any film that's commented below, but don't blame me if you watch it and it sucks ass. EDIT: Swimming With Sharks (1994) - Another one I forgot. Stars 90s Kevin Spacey and Brett from Pulp Fiction. Decent watch, if not a bit over the top with the ending. Up in Smoke (1978) - The original stoner comedy. Stars the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Excellent watch and they do a good performance of Earache My Eye. In fact, the entire soundtrack is dope. Definitely worth a watch. Car Wash (1976) - Solid comedy, stars Richard Pryor, and spawned the song of the same titled that charted heavily in the 70s. Had a really stupid remake that I think Aftermath records produced named The Wash that is not at all worth mentioning further. Set It Off (1996) - A bank heist film on the surface, but really the black woman's answer to Thelma and Louise. Stars Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Queen Latifah as a lesbian waaaaaaay before she officially came out. u/Cribbit has further decreed that Bosch (Amazon Prime) and Barry (HBO) are further required watching for continued Los Angeles residency. u/SoCaLABoy - L.A. Story (1991 u/south_butt - Chinatown (1974) - can't believe I forgot about this one u/LaCienegaBoulevard - Drive (2011) u/LaCienegaBoulevard - Encino Man (1992) u/yungmisdreavus - The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) u/illaparatzo - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) u/Omaro1 - 500 Days of Summer (2009) u/Westcork1916 - Falling Down (1993) u/Westcork1916 - Fight Club (1999) u/Westcork1916 - Swordfish (2001) u/Westcork1916 - The Fast and the Furious (2001) u/the_boy_who_lied - Speed (1994) u/ItsAaronYo - Lethal Weapon 1-4 (1987-1998) u/can_non - The Big Lebowski (1998) u/CPL593 - Short Cuts (1993) u/CPL593 - Repo Man (1984) u/CPL593 - To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) u/CPL593 - Suburbia (1983) u/CPL593 - The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) u/CPL593 - The Player (1992) u/CPL593 - The Loved One (1965) u/CPL593 - Body Double (1984) u/CPL593 - Ed Wood (1994) u/CPL593 - The Long Goodbye (1973) u/CPL593 - Busting (1974) u/CPL593 - Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) u/CPL593 - Massacre Mafia Style (1974) u/CPL593 - The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) u/ZanderSchwab - Go (1999) u/torpedobonzer - Blood In Blood Out (1993) u/torpedobonzer - American Me (1992) u/torpedobonzer - Real Women Have Curves (2002) u/torpedobonzer - Born In East L.A. (1987) u/torpedobonzer - My Family (1995) u/mkgarcia - Magnolia (1999) u/thatmattg - Under the Silver Lake (2019) u/dookoo - Volcano (1997) u/fujiiiiiiiiii - La La Land (2016) u/aaf14 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) u/evilr2 - Escape from LA (1996) u/evilr2 - Tango & Cash (1989) u/evilr2 - They Live (1988) u/evilr2 - Last Action Hero (1993) u/evilr2 - This is the End (2013) u/Articulate_Silence - Collateral (2004) u/Mattisthe1 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) u/eaglebtc - Stand and Deliver (1988)
2020.01.02 19:29 Bill__QRon Magill: a review of 2019
NO MORE DOG QUESTIONS!!
If you want an excessively lengthy and 98% pointless a lovingly curated post about what Ron Magill talked about last year, I got you, brother. This also documents all the problems that you, the caller, need to correct. Ron Magill had segments on 32 number of shows in 2019 -- see the 2019 Index -- there were dog questions on 30 of those shows. Dan Le Batard callers are obviously dog people instead of cat people (13 shows); also obviously, they don't know how to call a vet or troll some pet subreddit. Let's give the pet calls a break, look up some more interesting animals, and when in doubt make Ron argue about harpy and bald eagles. We also need to create more opportunities for Greg Cote to constantly ask if Ron knows Jacques Cousteau.
Top animals mentioned
This is by show, not by number of mentions. If an elephant is mentioned in 4 questions during a single show, it only counts for one.
What have we learned?
Greg Cote doesn't listen: he twice asked if Ron Magill knew Jacques Costeau: November 5 and April 30
Worst breath: Komodo dragon
Worst farts: Cheetah
Favorite animal: Harpy eagle, duh
Second favorite animal: In listing favorite animals, the killer whale has twice come in second
Scared of: roaches
Hobbies: photography and collecting skulls
If Ron starts calling you brother, he’s very mad
Best story: (tie) Rotting orangutan or basketball skills
Best almost recurring bit
Chris Cote asking if animals take vacations. This should happen a few more times.
June 11: "Do you know for a fact that a bee would never want to have an outing?"
November 26: "Let's say this lizard lives at Billy's house, gets on his car, rides out to South Beach; could that be looked at as maybe an animal vacation?"
Who would win?
Dogs v. Tiger
Dec 10 2019
15 foot alligator or 15 foot crocodile
Dec 03 2019
would you rather fight 3 wild boars, 15 mongoose, or the shipping container?
Nov 19 2019
would you rather fight: two newborn moose, 15 turkeys, or 40 seagulls?
Nov 05 2019
a battle royale of lions, tigers, cougars, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas
July 02 2019
would you rather fight 100 bird-sized giraffes or 1 giraffe-sized bird?
July 02 2019
100 bird-size giraffes
Wooly mammoth, African elephant, or mastodon
June 19 2019
would you rather fight Mike Tyson or a kangaroo
May 21 2019
3 Mike Tysons or 4 kangaroos
May 21 2019
10 million fire ants or Zion
May 14 2019
Who would win: silverback gorilla or 7 Mike Tysons
April 16 2019
Who would win: silverback gorilla or 10 Mike Tysons
April 16 2019
Who would win: silverback gorilla or a grizzly bear
April 16 2019
How many Tysons
April 16 2019
All animal and insect life against all humans and technology
March 21 2019
All animal and insect life
Who would win: eastern diamondback rattlesnake or king cobra
Feb 05 2019
All animals mentioned in 2019
This is by show, not by number of mentions. If an elephant is mentioned in 4 questions during a single show, it only counts for one. Persons
https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/local-features/local-lifestyle-columns/back-in-the-day-the-rise-and-fall-of-vacaville-kickboxing-champion-dennis-alexio/?fbclid=IwAR1xbg2IPDULwuFZIgqS1ILRd8Pw9sZZ8pNdomqyVtHAJmDbSbSXENXQVhI Back in the Day: The rise and fall of Vacaville kickboxing world champion Dennis Alexio ByTony Wade Vacaville native Dennis Alexio was, for a brief time, considered to be the undisputed Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion of the world. By the time he retired, he left behind an impressive legacy of only having lost two matches out of 72, with 65 knockouts. A 1977 graduate of Vacaville High School, Alexio was born Dennis Raymond Dick, the son of a popular teacher and coach there. He excelled in several sports and his aggressive fighting style evidently started way before he adopted a more colorful surname. According to firsthand accounts in two Vacaville-based Facebook groups, when Alexio was attending Will C. Wood (then a junior high school) he was in a fight and kicked another student so hard the other student’s eye was seriously injured. During his career, Alexio had success fighting in the light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. He had a flair for the dramatic and adopted the ring nickname “The Terminator.” He later began wearing a Hawaiian grass skirt which, along with making his ring entrance to the 1986 song “The Final Countdown” by Swedish rock band Europe, became his trademark. Alexio co-starred in the film “Kickboxer” in 1989 with Belgian martial artist/actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. While it only has a 40 percent “fresh” score on movie rating website Rotten Tomatoes, it grossed $50 million worldwide and only had a $2.7 million budget. On May 19, 1990, then 31-year-old Dennis Alexio turned the ninth defense of his Karate International Council of Kickboxing heavyweight title into a homecoming. Billed as “The Brawl For It All: A Historic Hometown Showdown,” it took place at Vacaville High School’s Harold Youngblood Stadium (now Tom Zunino Stadium) and matched the local boy done good against Dino Homsey from Los Angeles. “This is the biggest thing to ever hit this town. Vacaville has never had anything like this,” Alexio said in a newspaper article hyping the event. A May 15 pre-bout press conference started out friendly, but got tense when Homsey said he had no advance knowledge that leg kicks would be allowed in the match. It would turn out to be prophetic. Former Vacaville Reporter publisher Richard Rico mused about Alexio in a column before the fight. “We have watched Alexio train and develop into a raging bull. When otherwise normal kids were punching other kids or stealing hubcaps, Alexio was punching bags, lifting weights and skipping rope,” Rico said. “I live in the foothills west of downtown and he would train there by running up the hill . . . backwards. My old T-bird had a hard time keeping up with him.” Rico also made a life-imitating-art-imitating-life analogy by contrasting the Brawl For It All with another story of a boxing champ coming home to fight in Vacaville. It was the film “The All-American Boy” starring Jon Voight, loosely based on the life of Vacaville Golden Gloves boxer Mike Galbraith and filmed partly in the city limits. The movie was a box office flop and widely panned. Alexio’s homecoming bout was anything but. He entered the ring wearing a Vacaville High School football jersey and rode the waves of local adulation throughout the fight. Homsey wore a cape and crown during his entrance, but failed to capture the true crown. His concerns about leg kicks turned out to be well-placed as Alexio wounded the LA challenger early in the fight and repeatedly hammered away at the sore spot. In the eighth round, Homsey even tried switching to a southpaw stance to protect his vulnerability, but it was too late and the fight was stopped. Homsey retired after the fight. Ironically, incarceration played a part in the lives of each of the boxers – in the past for the challenger and at that time, in the future for the champ. Homsey sold drugs in his youth and spent four years in prison for armed robbery before turning his life around and becoming a professional fighter. After retirement, Dennis Alexio had numerous run-ins with the law and on Jan. 20, 2016, a federal grand jury found him guilty of defrauding the IRS of more than $700,000 in illegally obtained tax refunds. On Sept. 16, 2016, another federal grand jury found Alexio guilty of 18 counts of using false and fictitious financial instruments to obtain property from multiple unsuspecting victims. Dennis Raymond Dick, who later became Dennis Alexio, is now known as inmate 93052-011 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Safford, Arizona. His release date is Aug. 22, 2028. A letter sent to Alexio in July for his input for this column was not answered. Reach Fairfield writer Tony Wade at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
2019.08.01 09:03 Agent-65Holes (2003) is a precious movie
I love this movie. It’s one of the few book-to-movie adaptations that accurately (or as accurate as it can be) represent how I imagined it. Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette and the rest of the cast were fantastic as their respective characters. Sure, the lizard vfx are a bit dated, but overall the movie still holds up really well. The passion that was poured into the production and creation of this movie is palpable. It has such a beautiful energy that just makes me happy when I watch it. If you haven’t seen this movie, give it a try. It’s not too bad.
I've been posting backgrounds on most of the acts in the live threads as they compete. I might not be around tonight so I thought I'd put them all in a post instead.
Angel Garcia, Singer
Angel Garcia was a contestant on La Voz Kids, an American Spanish-language version of The Voice (competing under his full name "Angelito Garcia"), in 2014. He was eliminated in the Battle Rounds. NBC "leaked" his audition to build hype on youtube.
Bensax International, Saxophonist
Richard is famous in Haiti for his musical talents. He has played internationally in large and small venues, particularly in the Caribbean. Latin and North America. To date. he has composed and released two albums on the saxophone (June 2012 & October 2013). The ﬁrst one. “Let The sax worship the King.” was voted the best instrumental album of Z012 in Haiti in its genre. Recently, Bensax has earned prestigious musical recognition in the U.S. At the 2013 Annual International Convention of the Country Gospel Music Association in October 2013. he was celebrated as one of the best instrumentalists of the year. He also performed at the International Federation of Youth Conquerors in West Palm Beach. Florida.
Blue Tokyo, Acrobatic Dance Group
This professional dance troupe won World of Dance in Las Vegas in 2017. They are internationally known for their dancing and some of the members also perform in Cirque du Soleil.
Bone Hampton, Stand-up Comedian
Bone is the Dove Award-winning “Comedian of the Year." He has multiple TV performances such as ABC’s “The View,” including two stints as Guest Co-Host, and has served as personal gag writer for Actress/Comedienne Sherri Shepherd since 2010. He’s also appeared on ABC’s “Less Than Perfect,” NBC’s “My Name is Earl,” BET’s “Comic View,” and the syndicated talk show Comics Unleashed with host Byron Allen. Bone has appeared alongside Hollywood juggernaut Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy “All About Steve,” and can be seen in the film “Woodlawn” starring Sean Austin and Oscar winner Jon Voight.
Fratelli Rossi, Acrobatic Duo
6th generation circus family act from Italy. It's difficult to find much about them since they share a name with a pipe company and they don't appear to be well known on English language sites. I'd like to note that the a family on The Gong Show did the same act as these guys that was much more impressive with 4 people and tossing the tumblers back and forth during the act.
Jeffrey Li, Child Singer
Jeffrey has previously competed on the television shows China's New Generation of Sound and Little Big Shots.
Jules and Jerome, Teeterboard Duo
Circus performers who work with Cirque Éloize.
Kazi does not appear to be famous or have any previous mainstream attention, making her one of the few contestants that aren't already successful in their talent.
Ms. Trysh, Singer
This season's "middle aged contestant with a crush on Simon," Ms. Trysh does not appear to have any previous fame either.
Noah Guthrie, Singer
His sob story is that he was on Glee and it got cancelled. I won't bother listing the rest of his career.
OC Music and Dance, Orchestral Band
Founded by an immigrant who built up a chain of 100 Chinese restaurants, sold the company, and it using his fortune to fund this music school. It has been open little over a year.
Oliver Graves, Stand-up Comedian
Oliver has an upcoming television appearance on Creature Features. He's also commented in this subreddit and I think it'd be cool if he could do an AMA. He was selected from an actual audition.
Quin and Misha, Ballroom Dance Duo
Older dance act without much experience other than the 2017 Del Webb Sunbridge Growing Bolder Awards.
The PAC Dance Team, Dance Group
PAC Dance Team is a public school dance troop from Walden Grove High School. The group is 4 time winners of the state championship in varsity hip-hop.
The Sacred Riana, Illusionist
Winner of Asia's Got Talent 2017 and several other competition shows, Sacred Riana has had several viral videos and a successful career the past few years since her first competition show win in 2012.
The Savitsky Cats, Cat Act
I can't really find much info on this one.
UDI, Blacklight Group
Performing since 1998, after their videos went viral UDI has competed on Britain's Got Talent where they finished 10th.
We Three, Band
Family band that has released an EP that currently has 20 ratings on iTunes.
2018.07.16 09:40 HealdSchmoedown Reddit League 16/7
With all the drama from the Collider Collision still falling into place and questions abound about the future it's pretty safe to say everyone enjoyed the event. Well apart from one person, me! The matches were great and shocks and surprises galore but I lost over 20 questions that I've written for this because of it! I wrote the original questions for this week back on Thursday and had to redo them all because 2 of them were in the opening match alone and all but one were used. Because of that I may have gone a little evil on this as this is the hardest week so far personally. If you score well this week I think not only would you be one of the favourites for July but can really shake up the overall table. For the weekly league it is shared spoils for the first time at the top spot as 6 people share 1st place on 9 points; u/LCLeopards, U/Tmitche23, U/Tkerrig, U/Maverick1905, U/Hiptones and debuting u/MrPipboy3000. https://imgur.com/a/5RLgQJh For the July league we see a really interesting battle heating up for top spot as the overall leader u/SarmerBinLar had his poorest week to date which opened the door for tmitche to take a top spot and allows u/Maverick1905 to join the silver podium and with Hiptones and LcLeopards nipping at the toes in 3rd only two points behind. https://imgur.com/a/8gMLyxP In the overall the top stays the same with Samerbinlar sitting pretty but the gap narrows with U/CapMacMurdoch, LCLeopards and Tmitche sitting 5 points behind, u/thedroflegend and u/EntZec 6 away in 3rd and u/ryandutcher coming back into form with a personal best in 4th. https://imgur.com/a/DuXqa1E As always please don't be the dick who cheats, you're better than that! And good luck! QUESTION ONE From Mike Kalinowski vs Brianne Chandler 1 for the only match this week where the Korrupter Mike “The Killer”/”KO”/ “The Man of 1000 nickname” Mike Kalinowski takes on “The Enforcer” Mark Donica in the second round of the Innergeekdom number one contenders tournament Rom-coms In Pretty Woman, who plays Richard Gere's attorney? QUESTION TWO From Mark Donica vs Sean Gerber Star Trek William Shatner appears in how many Star Trek films? QUESTION THREE In the category of Top of the Class this is a question that “Classy” Clarke Wolfe got correct in her match against Mark Ellis Family What lead actor made his feature film debut as Stanley in Holes? QUESTION FOUR In the category of Stat's Not Right, this is a question that Frank “Stats” Janisch got wrong in the Rundown Schmoedown, the competition on the Schmoedown Rundown podcast on the Schmoes Know poodcast which returns soon for a Back to the Future match! New Releases In Lady Bird, Ladybird plans to leave Sacremento and move to which US city? QUESTION FIVE In the category of “Well, if You Insist” u/tmitche23 last week posted https://imgur.com/a/yR3eP3L and since he so kindly offered I think I shall! Also for those that have posted in previous weeks your strengths or weaknesses as well, I haven't forgotten. 80s Who played Lucy Emerson in 1984s The Lost Boys? QUESTION SIX Dance Who directed 1977s Saturday Night Fever? QUESTION SEVEN Pixar In Up after Carl and Ellie get married where do they work together? QUESTION EIGHT Spielberg Steven Spielberg makes a cameo as an Illinoisian County Tax officer in which John Landis comedy? QUESTION NINE Famous Actors/Actresses In what 2001 action-adventure movie do father and daughter Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie play father and daughter? QUESTION TEN Marvel Movies According to Deadpool who has “the coolest name ever?” Also I want to do a little something for people if they go perfect so starting next week if you get a perfect score you will get to decide a topic for the following week. We've had two people already do that with Tmitche and Sarmerbinlar so if you two want to pm me your topic they'll be in next week.
2017.10.23 16:30 mi-16evilBox Office Week: In a bevy of weak releases Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is #1 with $21.6M. Meanwhile Geostorm bombs opening at #2 with $13.3M on a $120M budget, Only The Brave flops at #5 with $6M, The Snowman crashes at #8 with $3.4M, and Same Kind of Different as Me makes no impact at #12 with $2.5M.
Domestic Gross (Weekend)
Worldwide Gross (Cume)
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Happy Death Day
Blade Runner 2049
Only The Brave
Notable Box Office Stories:
In a stunning upset Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween somehow topped The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature for the most cumbersome movie title of 2017...oh and it was #1 at the box office this week with $21.6M. Last year's Madea Halloween opened at $28.5M so the while this film is actually the second worst opening for a Madea film it's right on track with the general openings for the franchise. The last film not only opened well but held well too, scoring an A on Cinemascore and ending its run over $75M. Similarly Boo 2 (seriously is that the shortened title? none of this makes sense) scored an A- on Cinemascore and will likely hold at least over $50M. With a built in brand and wisely casting YouTube and Instagram stars that appeal to a young audience plus budgets below $30M, this franchise should hold out for a while in the small niche it's built for itself.
Oh Geostorm I have been waiting for this moment for nine months. This weekend was a reckoning that's been in the making for three years as Geostorm finally hit theaters and opened at #2 to a shockingly bad $13.3M on a budget of $120M. To put that in perspective, IT made more on it's fourth weekend of release. Everything about Geostorm is a fucking disaster. I wonder if Geostorm is talked about at WB like the Spruce Goose or the Big Dig, a project that they just poured money into fixing and only made it inevitably worse. Shot in 2014 by director Dean Devlin (directorial debut of the producer of films like Independence Day, 2012, and White House Down) the film initially cost $85M and was set to be released on March 25, 2016, a day DC fans will note is the eventual release of BvS. So clearly this film was something WB had total faith in...until it test screened. The screenings were so bad they hired an entire new writer and a new director (Danny Cannon the director of Judge Dredd and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) and spent $15M on reshoots and an additional $20M on new CGI. They then moved the release date of the film three times before finally dumping it in October of this year. The results I think speak for themselves. This is the kind of disaster that Hollywood lore is built on. It's in every way indicative of the kind of over control and over correction that destroys a film's chance of ever having success. Surprisingly overseas the film has done just fine, making about $50M so far but with such an inflated budget it will have a much bigger hurdle to cover than the initial film's budget. WB trusted the wrong person and in trying to fix it made a bigger disaster than they ever should have had in the first place. Let this be a lesson folks, sometimes something can't be fixed and it's better to take the small beating than waste your time training for a fight you'll never win.
This week saw five new wide releases and shockingly 4 out of the 5 scored below 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of that it might be a wee bit depressing to some that Only The Brave the only film not only to buck that trend this weekend but actually score an impressive 90% on the site only managed to open at #5 with $6M. There could be a lot of reasons why a film with such a big cast, good reviews, and an A on Cinemascore failed but I think Sony just suffered the worst possible timing. The film is based on the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of firefighters who lost their lives fighting a wildfire in Arizona in 2013. The release is coming on the heels of the Northern California Fire, the deadliest US wildfire in almost 100 years. Not only that the months prior saw massive wildfires in Oregon, Montana, and Southern California. Simply put I think Sony was terrified of the prospect of putting up billboards full of images of fire that would then be photographed near a real wildfire, terrified this whole summer that they would be viewed as trying to capitalize on current real life tragedy by reliving recent ones. Remember how many people felt Patriots Day was inappropriate for making a film about the Boston Bombings so soon after they happened? Now imagine it had come out after 3 months of constant bombings and you get the picture. I think Sony felt the $35M budget that now won't be covered by the domestic box office is a fine loss as they avoided a PR nightmare, the collateral damage being a very well reviewed film left to die without any support from its studio.
Look I may have predicted Geostorm would be a flop but that was a softball. Now if someone predicted that not only would The Snowman open to a miserable #8 with $3.4M but that that it would somehow get worse reviews than Geostorm, well they deserve a medal. On paper The Snowman sounds like a sure fire October hit, a month that's been very rewarding to gritty crime thrillers like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. Not to mention the pedigree of this film was huge including director Tomas Alfredson (director of Let The Right One In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), starring Michael Fassbinder, based on a popular detective novel series, and original intended to be directed by Martin Scorsese who remained as producer and even brought over his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker. The results more than failed that legacy as the film currently stands with a 9% on RT and a horrible D rating on Cinemascore. Surprisingly it was Alfredson himself who gave us all the clues about the troubled production, as apparently when Scorsese left as director it was rushed into production and he was only able to shoot 80%-85% of the total script. The marketing also did the film no favors, focusing bizarrely on these letters the film's killer writes to the police that aren't even featured in the final cut of the film itself. The Snowman is a weird kind of failure, one where so many creative people were around that maybe no one could see or fight for the fact the film was broken and would never be fixed.
It seems that if the film's title isn't God's Not Dead __ than Pure Flix's new film is just guaranteed to flop as their high profile release Same Kind of Different as Me opened to a miserable #12 with $2.5M. The was clearly an attempt by the company to branch out a little farther into the mainstream by featuring a cast of names including Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight. The results however weren't rewarding with a per theater average below $2,000 and a big drop-off from Friday to Saturday. Hopes were high as group church sales were strong but there was just no interest in Pure Flix's attempt to be the next Heaven is For Real of The Shack.
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2017.08.16 02:22 MattelJonesFavorite films set (mostly) on a moving train?
There's something about movies set on trains that just appeals to me. You get some interesting character interaction, potentially exciting or interesting visuals and there's room for all kinds of stories, although thrillers seem to work best. Here's a short list of a few favorites to start things off: Night Train to Munich A very compact and entertaining WWII spy thriller featuring a very young Rex Harrison as a dashing British Officer in the Intelligence branch who goes on a seemingly impossible rescue mission behind enemy lines. He co-stars with Margaret Lockwood and Paul Henreid. This was directed by Carol Reed (The Third Man). If you enjoy WHERE EAGLES DARE you'll like this early in WWII era British effort which includes a lot of practical model work (sets, trains, bg etc.). A sort of companion piece to Hitchcock's. The Lady Vanishes. Horror Express One of the non-Hammer film team-ups of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as rival researchers traveling on the Trans Siberian Express with the still animated remains of an ancient alien evil. Telly Savalas show up a bit into it as a local military official, and there's a Rasputin style mystic on board who wants to bond with the monster. This has some tense moments livened up by the droll humor of the Lee and Cushing exchanges. This film is ripe for a remake. Runaway Train From the man who gave you Tango & Cash (Andrey Konchalovskiy) this prison break cum train film is based on an original screenplay by Akira Kurosawa and features a super raw performance by Jon Voight as a bad ass lifer who breaks out of an Alaskan prison along with young Eric Roberts and gets stuck (along with rail worker Rebecca De Mornay) on the title vehicle. If you liked Jon Voight in Ray Donovan you'll enjoy this. Great ending. Under Siege 2 : Dark Territory Did anyone ever really top the original Die Hard with one of these lone man against many action films? Whatever Steven Segal lacks in the charisma department (as compared with young Bruce Willis) he more than makes up for in the cooly confident bad ass area. With Eric Bogosian as the villain taking control of a secret US space based weapon that generates earthquakes, and Everett McGill as his main merc bad guy (who seems to secretly be a real Casey Ryback fanboy). This has one of the greatest/dumbest hero trying to outrun destruction scene ever put on film. This is also know as Katherine Heigl's best movie to date. So any recommendations?
2017.05.03 15:42 eventbotWhat's happening around town (Wed, May 3rd - Tue, May 9th)
Oklahoma City's event list.
🎨 Power and Prestige Children's Gallery(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, May 14th Designed to complement the temporary exhibition Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains, the Museum offers a fun activity space to explore bravery, pageantry, artistry, community, and respect for culture and diversity. The Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery offers dramatic scenes and stories, a mapping journey, a story…
Wednesday, May 3rd
1/2 Price Game Day(Dave & Buster's of OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Need a little midweek pick me up? Come to Dave and Buster's for 1/2 Price Game Day, ALL DAY LONG. Come for the games, stay for the amazing food and drinks.
♪ The 40th Year Anniversary Tour of X (the Band)(Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm X (the band) Wed - May 3 Diamond Ballroom 8001 S. Eastern Ave. Oklahoma City, OK THE 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR Tickets On Sale Now Buy For Less locations & Uptown Grocery in OKC Brady Box Office & Starship Records in Tulsa Charge by phone @ 866.977.6849 online @ protix.com GA Tickets: $25 in advance Doors open at 7pm All Ages Welcome
🎓 91st State FFA Convention & Career Show(Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30am FFA State Convention and Career Show 91st State FFA Convention & Career Show May 2-3, 2017 FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education DetailsDate May 2 - 3 , 2017 --> …
🎨 2017 OU School of Visual Arts Capstone Exhibition rec(Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) 1 day left 2017 OU School of Visual Arts Capstone Exhibition Opening reception Sunday, May 7th from 2-4 p.m. Lightwell Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Fred Jones Center 325-2691
🎨 ‘American Wrestler: The Wizard’(Quail Springs 24 - Oklahoma City) Multiple Times “American Wrestler: The Wizard” comes to movie theaters nationwide for one night only on May 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. local time. Based on true events, the heartwarming coming of age story is set in a world of competitive high school wrestling, starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight and introducing newcomer George Kosturos.
♪ Anilyst(89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00pm
🎨 Annual Spring Show artwork by Lu Beard, Beth Hammack, Dodge Hill, Phebe Kallstrom, Margot Holaday, Amy Maguire, John & Marylou M(The Studio Gallery - Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Studio Gallery, 2646 W. Britton Rd., OKC, is pleased to announce its 2017 Spring Show Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm. The show will feature new works of art by: Lu Beard, Beth Hammack, Dodge Hill, Phebe Kallstrom, Margot Holaday, Amy Maguire, John & Marylou Moad, Lacy Saak, Mary Lee Smiser, Kay Smith, Jessie Ann Wallentine and…
🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, May 5th Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
HIR(Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 6th "Mac [...] isn't so much remaking the world in his own image as he is addressing subjects that remain, remarkably, underplayed on the American stage: what bodies mean and what stories women are allowed to tell or perform." - The New Yorker "A crackling production of a remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of…
🎨 Hollywood and the American West(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, May 5th Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me(Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, May 5th Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
Jesse Cook(Oklahoma City) JESSE COOK - An Evening With Will Rogers Event Center 4322 N. WesternOk lahoma City, OK 73118 Date: Wednesday May 03, 2017 08:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM
This show is All Ages Promoter: …
Mediterranean Cooking Class(Moore Norman Technology Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Mediterranean cooking is known for healthy and delicious dishes. This class will teach some basics of Mediterranean cousine. Students will sample the foods made during the hands-on preparation during class and receive recipes to try again at home.
😂 Michael Palascak(Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 6th 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 7:15 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 10:30 PM…
🎭 Miss Nelson is Missing(Oklahoma Children's Theatre - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling substitute teacher Viola Swap. The kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything, including hiring a private eye, to solve the mystery…
🎨 National Weather Center Biennale Art Show(National Weather Center - Norman) Thru Fri, May 5th Start Time: 7:00am Following on the heels of two successful events, the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma has again partnered with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council to announce the third National Weather Center Biennale, which opens April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Biennale is free and open to the public daily from 7am…
🎨 Spring Adult Classes(Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Artists of all skills levels can find their creative homes with Oklahoma Contemporary. The spring schedule includes ceramics, figure drawing, 2-D arts and fiber arts. Wet felting, beginning spinning and new four-week classes have been added. Enrolling now. Find a full list of classes online at http://bit.ly/OCadult.
🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, May 5th Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…
Thursday, May 4th
🎨 2017 OU School of Visual Arts Capstone Exhibition rec(Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Norman) Last Day 2017 OU School of Visual Arts Capstone Exhibition Opening reception Sunday, May 7th from 2-4 p.m. Lightwell Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Fred Jones Center 325-2691
🎨 Annual Spring Show artwork by Lu Beard, Beth Hammack, Dodge Hill, Phebe Kallstrom, Margot Holaday, Amy Maguire, John & Marylou M(The Studio Gallery - Oklahoma City) Last Day The Studio Gallery, 2646 W. Britton Rd., OKC, is pleased to announce its 2017 Spring Show Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm. The show will feature new works of art by: Lu Beard, Beth Hammack, Dodge Hill, Phebe Kallstrom, Margot Holaday, Amy Maguire, John & Marylou Moad, Lacy Saak, Mary Lee Smiser, Kay Smith, Jessie Ann Wallentine and…
♪ Art After 5 Roof Terrace(Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:00pm OKCMOA’s Roof Terrace gives visitors the ultimate downtown experience every Thursday evening from April through October with live local music, the best views of downtown OKC, a relaxing atmosphere, and a cash bar. (Weather Permitting.) Bands starting at 6 pm-9 pm See website for listings
🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
♪ Bruce Robison(The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
🎨 Drink and Draw(Okay See - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Drink & Draw is hosted every Thursday at either Brass Bell Studios, The Okay See, or Tree & Leaf from 8-11pm. Here is the weekly schedule: 1st Thursday: The Okay See 2nd Thursday: Brass Bell Studios 3rd - 4th - 5th Thursdays: Tree & Leaf Drink & Draw is open to anyone that wants to attend. While consuming alcohol is welcome, it…
🏆 Family Night Skate(Skate Galaxy - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm FAMILY NIGHT SKATE Thursdays 6pm-9pm & Sundays 6pm-8pm Admission is only $6 (includes skate rental) per person! Family Night $29 Package Special! Includes: Admission, Skate Rental, Pizza & Drinks For up to 5 Family members!
HIR(Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 6th "Mac [...] isn't so much remaking the world in his own image as he is addressing subjects that remain, remarkably, underplayed on the American stage: what bodies mean and what stories women are allowed to tell or perform." - The New Yorker "A crackling production of a remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of…
🎨 Hollywood and the American West(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
♪ JakeFM's New Showcaste Face with Tucker Beathard, LANco, Aubrie Sellers, Ryan Follese and Trent Harmon(Riverwind Casino - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm Jake’s New Face Showcase Thursday, May 4 Show begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling the Showplace Theatre Box Office at (405) 322-6464 Share this AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to Facebook20Share to TwitterShare to More2 Join us Thursday, May…
🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me(Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
😂 Michael Palascak(Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, May 6th 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 7:15 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 10:30 PM…
🎨 National Weather Center Biennale Art Show(National Weather Center - Norman) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00am Following on the heels of two successful events, the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma has again partnered with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council to announce the third National Weather Center Biennale, which opens April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Biennale is free and open to the public daily from 7am…
🎓 Oklahoma Connections Academy Hosts Free Family Information Session(Comfort Inn and Suites Newcastle – Oklahoma City - Newcastle) Start Time: 6:30pm Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, will host a free information session in Newcastle for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Oklahoma Connections Academy is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement…
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM(Starlight Amphitheater @ Frontier City - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 9:00am
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Support Group(Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience of witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse…
♪ THE PRODUCERS(Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly "boffo" hit,…
♪ 'RADIO'(Episcopal Church of the Resurrection - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Don’t Change that Dial! OCHE Brings the Radio to Life! Bringing joy and education to music lovers of all ages, Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is taking center stage in four public concerts as they bring radio music to life in an all new one-hour concert series -- ‘RADIO.’ The concerts will mark the beginning of the Ensemble’s ninth…
🎓 Oklahoma City Sales Career Fair(Embassy Suites - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am Oklahoma City Professional Career Event - Sales & Management Specific Here at HireLive, we take a personal approach when working with both companies looking to hire and candidates in search of a career change. Our specialized hiring events and services are the ideal way for both employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face in comfortable and…
Silversun Pickups(Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Prepare for relaxing vibes as the Silversun Pickups play a packed show at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City. While…
♪ South Pacific(Jewel Box Theatre - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm South Pacific: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that has a nurse named Nellie Forbush, and a French planter named Emile De Becque, fall in love in World War II. Thurs-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2:30 pm., Apr.13-May 7 Jewel Box Theatre 521-1786
🎨 Spring Adult Classes(Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Artists of all skills levels can find their creative homes with Oklahoma Contemporary. The spring schedule includes ceramics, figure drawing, 2-D arts and fiber arts. Wet felting, beginning spinning and new four-week classes have been added. Enrolling now. Find a full list of classes online at http://bit.ly/OCadult.
♪ Steve Oaki, OSHI and OhMy(Farmer's Market - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm STEVE AOKI OKC Farmers Market Event Center 311 S. Klein Oklahoma City, OK 73108 Date: Thursday May 04, 2017 07:00 PM Doors: 7:00 PM
This show is All Ages Promoter: …
Survivors of Suicide Support Group(Mental Health Association Oklahoma main office - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Nearly 31,000 people take their own lives each year. As a survivor – a family member or friend of the victim – you may need help coming to terms with suicide. This group offers the opportunity to share, listen, teach and learn with others also overcoming the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at…
♪ UCO Dance Senior Project Showcase(UCO Mitchell Hall Theatre - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm call 405.974.3375 Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm
🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…
Friday, May 5th
🎭 4 of a Kind(American Legion Post 12 - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
🎨 The Artistry of the Western Paperback(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am During the 1940s and 1950s, book illustrators created dynamic and engaging paperback covers for western tales of cowboys, villains, duels, and danger. They might not have been sold in galleries or taken months to complete, but they remain testaments to talent and skill. Study the works of A. Leslie Ross, Robert Stanley, George Gross, Stanley…
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival(Edmond) Thru Sun, May 7th Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
First Friday Gallery Walk(Paseo Arts District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm The First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District occurs on the first Friday of every month. Friday night…
Hinder / Nonpoint et al.(Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Catch a show by the native Oklahoma City rock musicians that comprise Hinder as they make their way to Diamond Ballroom.…
HIR(Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) 1 day left "Mac [...] isn't so much remaking the world in his own image as he is addressing subjects that remain, remarkably, underplayed on the American stage: what bodies mean and what stories women are allowed to tell or perform." - The New Yorker "A crackling production of a remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of…
🎨 Hollywood and the American West(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Candid, intimate, and raw, these photographs showcase private access to the greatest movie stars, musicians, and directors of all time. Subjects include John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, John Ford, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, and more.
🎨 Jeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me(Oklahoma Contemporary - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 9:00am Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. Gibson’s art draws thoughtful attention to cultural and historical traditions while affirming their vitality and…
😂 Michael Palascak(Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 7:15 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 10:30 PM…
🎨 National Weather Center Biennale Art Show(National Weather Center - Norman) Last Day Start Time: 7:00am Following on the heels of two successful events, the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma has again partnered with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council to announce the third National Weather Center Biennale, which opens April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Biennale is free and open to the public daily from 7am…
🎓 Oklahoma Homeschool Convention(Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Cox Convention Center, Downtown Oklahoma City The Oklahoma Homeschool Convention is designed to equip, inform, and encourage both new and experienced home educators in their home-educating journey. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will be on hand to offer information about Museum programs and register children for the Western…
♪ THE PRODUCERS(Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly "boffo" hit,…
♪ 'RADIO'(First Unitarian Church - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Don’t Change that Dial! OCHE Brings the Radio to Life! Oklahoma City, March 1, 2017 – Bringing joy and education to music lovers of all ages, Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is taking center stage in four public concerts as they bring radio music to life in an all new one-hour concert series -- ‘RADIO.’ The concerts will mark the…
Rose Rock Music Festival(Noble City Hall - Noble) Thru Sun, May 7th Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
♪ South Pacific(Jewel Box Theatre - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm South Pacific: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that has a nurse named Nellie Forbush, and a French planter named Emile De Becque, fall in love in World War II. Thurs-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2:30 pm., Apr.13-May 7 Jewel Box Theatre 521-1786
🎭 University Theatre and School of Musical Theatre present. "Curtains"(Elsie C. Brackett Theatre - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Follow the mischief and mayhem to solve the murder in the hilarious musical comedy Curtains, to be presented by University Theatre and the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. The musical production is scheduled to open at 8 p.m. Friday, April 28. Additional performances are set for 8 p.m. April 29 and May 5, and at 3 p.m. April 29, 30…
🎨 A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna(Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 10:00am Many a 19th-century cowboy bought a square yard of Turkey red cloth at the local mercantile and proudly tied it around his neck. The bright red material derived its name from the traditional Turkish process of dying cotton fabric. A rare collection of period bandannas provides Museum visitors a glimpse of authentic neckwear once sought after by…
Saturday, May 6th
Cinco de Mayo Steamroller Festival(Artspace At Untitled - Oklahoma City) Come to Artspace at Untitled for the second annual Cinco de Mayo Steamroller Festival. Marvel at the printing of…
Cruzin' Clear Bay Parade & Car Show(Lake Thunderbird State Park - Norman) Start your engine at at the Cruzin' Clear Bay Parade and Car Show at Lake Thunderbird State Park. Shine up and…
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival(Edmond) 1 day left Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
Festival of the Child(Yukon City Park - Yukon) Yukon's Festival of the Child is a one-day, outdoor event designed to celebrate children and childhood. Come and…
HIR(Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Last Day "Mac [...] isn't so much remaking the world in his own image as he is addressing subjects that remain, remarkably, underplayed on the American stage: what bodies mean and what stories women are allowed to tell or perform." - The New Yorker "A crackling production of a remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of…
🏃 May Fair 5K(Andrews Park - Norman) Dogs on short leashes are welcome and strollers are allowed provided they start at the back. USATF Sanctioned Course. The race benefits the philanthropic programs of Assistance League Norman.
May Fair Arts Festival(Andrews Park - Norman) Day 1 of 2 The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show and festival held at beautiful, historic Andrews Park in…
🏃 McBride Foundation Positive Steps 5K(Oklahoma City Zoo - Oklahoma City) Proceeds benefit the McBride Foundation's Preserve program that keeps youth athletes playing safe by providing sports and first aid equipment to Oklahoma schools in need. Everyone who registers prior to event day will be entered into drawings for prizes on event day.
😂 Michael Palascak(Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day 21 & over Show Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Wednesday 5/3/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Thursday 5/4/2017 @ 7:30 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 8:00 PM Arrival Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 7:15 PM Buy Ticket 21 & over Show Time:Friday 5/5/2017 @ 10:30 PM…
🏃 Miracle Miles 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run(Stars & Stripes Park - Oklahoma City) Miracle Miles is sponsored and organized by Communication Federal Credit Union to benefit Credit Unions for Kids, a national partner of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Proceeds of Miracle Miles will go directly to Childrens Hospital Foundation, the local affiliate of Childrens Miracle Network. All of the funds stay in…
🏃 Officers Down 5K(Cashion) The Officers Down 5K celebrates the lives of our law enforcement. We launched the Cashion event only a few weeks ago, in partnership with the Cashion Police Department, to assist their department with any needs. However, after the tragic events that happened on Tuesday, April 18 money from Cashion PD will be given to Deputy Wades Family.…
Red Brick Nights(Oklahoma Ave & Wentz Ave - Guthrie) From May to September, look forward to Guthrie's monthly Red Brick Nights, the town's food truck and live…
Rose Rock Music Festival(Noble City Hall - Noble) 1 day left Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
Storytime(District House - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am
🏃 Wesley UMC El Reno Bun Run(Downtown - El Reno) Burger Day is just around the corner, which means the Bun Run is also coming up! Held in conjunction with El Reno's annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival.
Sunday, May 7th
Downtown Edmond Arts Festival(Edmond) Last Day Over 100 artists exhibit and sell their works of art at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival each year. Come to this event…
End of Season Concerts(Putnam City High School - Oklahoma City) Join Oklahoma Youth Orchestras for an evening of stirring performances by some of Oklahoma's most talented young…
May Fair Arts Festival(Andrews Park - Norman) Day 2 of 2 The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show and festival held at beautiful, historic Andrews Park in…
Rose Rock Music Festival(Noble City Hall - Noble) Last Day Come to the Rose Rock Music Festival in downtown Noble for a fun-filled weekend featuring plenty of family activities.…
Monday, May 8th
Milk Moms(Thrive Mama Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm
Pint Night at The Mule(Plaza District - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:00pm Come try a new brew and keep the glass while you're at it!
Disney's The Lion King(Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, May 28th Upgrade to a VIP Package! The package includes the best seats in the theater, a commemorative souvenir program, and a complimentary VIP show merchandise item. NOTE: Limit 9 tickets per 7-day period. Orders in excess are subject to cancellation without notice.
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2016.05.03 06:20 mookiebomberIt's that time of the year again;  will have unforgettable releases. Here are 41 upcoming films that you shouldn't miss.
It's that time of the year again,  will have unforgettable releases. Here are the upcoming films that you shouldn't miss. Inspired by last years' post, I wanted to make one for 2016 now that the movie season is upon us (The majority of Oscar nominated films get released in the second half of the year and earl 2017 pre-Oscars) so May seems like a good time to get pumped up for great film. Also, some suggested last year that I should include the release dates, so I did, and I tried to list them in order of their current known release dates, please note that these are always subject to change,
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Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively
A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
The Nice Guys
Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling
A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
With the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Mario Van Peebles
Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII.
The Conjuring 2
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman
A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
The Neon Demon
Nicolas Winding Refn
Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Free State of Jones
Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell
As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
Mark Rylance, Bill Hader
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.
John Lee Hancock
Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman
The true story of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc.
Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Garner
A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Ben Affleck
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Florence Foster Jenkins
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
The Light Between Oceans
Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage
CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
The Magnificent Seven
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio
Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Hell or High Water
Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders
Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.
Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
After waking up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days, Robert Langdon suddenly finds himself the target of a manhunt.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin
An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Manchester by The Sea
Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard
Set in 1942 following a French-Canadian spy who falls in love and marries a French agent during a dangerous mission in Casablanca. He is notified that his wife is likely a Nazi spy and begins his own investigation of her.
Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield
In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.
La La Land
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Jonah Hill
A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral.
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 60 years early.
Mark Wahlberg, J. K. Simmons, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
The Last Face
Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Jean Reno
A director of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest.
I play Det. Jimmy Mosely -- I’m a Brooklyn detective who use to date Maria Baez played by Marisa Ramirez. Danny Reagan doesn’t like that too much. Marisa is awesome, she was pregnant when we filmed so she had this wonderful glow about her. I have a two year old so I loved being around her. Love babies and the hope that comes with them. And Donny I can’t tell you how much a good dude he is -- good father, loving husband and a great actor. We shared TOM HANKS as a common director. Kinda cool. I don’t think that’s ever happened before. As for me in the role. My father was city cop so I grew up Blue. I had a gun pulled on me when I was like six years old -- I was playing in the front yard with my toy soldiers and next thing I know I got scooped up by my father and thrown in the house. I still remember him loading the chamber as he ran out the front door. Turned out an ex con came looking for him. He wished he never did. So i get it, I grew up with Blue in my blood. PLUS my Mom’s Brooklynese. She gave me a couple dialect lessons and I was ready to step on set. We filmed around where my Mom grew up. Kinda cool. As for BANDS -- Of course, we even discussed The Wonders opening for the New Kids on The Block for our twentieth anniversary.
My son. Is the easiest answer. I wanna be there for him when he's older, i want to be able to throw the ball to him. Play catch. Here’s the long version. There was a moment where I stopped believing in myself, I didn’t get a nomination for Houdini, a couple movies tanked and I broke my shoulder really bad. I really got reclusive and bitter. Bitterness really keeps you from flying. The divorce from Christina was hard for me because getting married to her was a religious experience for me, being raised catholic and having parents that are still together over 50 years. I felt I failed everyone. I thought God had given up on me. Sex, drugs, alcohol and dark nights became who I was. I knew I needed to find someone who loved me as much as I loved them. I eventually found that in my wife, Julie. When Julie was pregnant the first time, I really had this awakening that I needed to be a better man. Or that I needed to be more of the man I am. I realized I lost it around the time I was injured. I train everyday to stay strong inside not just for what is on the outside. My soul is not buried under my muscles -- it is one with them.
First off! I have an incredible family in Nashville now. My wife is from there and we met in Nashville. I love my in-laws. They’re such good people. Jana Kramer and I had a wedding but we were never married. It simply came down to this. She wasn’t ready to be married. She wanted a singing career and that was what she was focused on. So when Camden googles my name in five years -- wikipedia will show my past relationships. He won’t see any gossip on either one. Jana or Christina. Just that I was a little bit country with Jana and a little bit rock and roll with Christina!!! And that it all worked out for the best.
Jana could be the fastest success ever in Country music and she’s now married with a beautiful baby girl. Happy finally. Christina and Martyn have a wonderful family. She’s cancer free and is an absolute hero for others and to my family. And me -- i have Camden and Jules. And by that time , maybe by the time he reads -- a sibling, I’m perfectly blessed. All the Christina Appelgate and Jana Kramer fans should know -- I’m rooting for them too.
I’ve had serious stalker problems, severe enough that I went into hiding -- the stalker went to federal prison for a long time. In fact the NYPD was wonderful helping protect me and MY FATHER'S Blue brothers of Maryland had the freeways patroled. When the stalker was coming to kill me. He had to go off road, and got in a car wreck. The fbi put him away for quite a long time. Another incident I got beaten up at a sport’s bar for being Jimmy from That thing You Do. I guess they were mad I broke up the band. So being out in the public is a very scary thing sometimes, not something an artist necessarily looks forward too but I realize it’s necessary to connect with people who enjoy your work and it’s a great way to help others. Shay Carl told me this “When Reality TV stopped being real he started Vlogging. It was real.” People need that connection nowadays -- You gotta have integrity with it or it’s gonna bite you in the butt. My wife Julie is blogger and a publicist. She’s been on me to make more of an effort to make it a habit. It’s not giving anything away -- it’s staying part of the FUTURE and finding an audience!
Hex isn’t just a outlaw or a bounty hunter, he’s a man who stood up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. I personally know that giving back and helping the next person in line is the most important thing we can do -- while we’re here. And I was always fighting growing up. I was always the littlest guy, i wrestled 98 lbs in high school, but I learned fighting wasn’t a good thing early on. In a fight in High School I watched my best friend get stabbed in front of me. He nearly lost his life. That's how I relate to HEX. Hex has seen alot. Alot of injustice.
In the last three years I’ve starred in films with Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Jon Voight, Bruce Willis, Liev Shrieber, Donnie Wahlberg and David Duchovny for a reason. i’M ON THE RIGHT PATH. I'm a LEADING MAN in life so I'll be a LEADING MAN AGAIN. Having a son and a supportive wife. I’m ready. I lost it there for awhile. But whether or not me playing Jonah HeX, Mosely or Mims in MARAUDERS (new film coming out in August with Bruce Willis) makes Hollywood take notice. I’m gonna be FINE. “It is only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.”
My manager asked me to accompany her to events. She was scared people would not watch the show, Her sitcom Ellen, because she was gay. It was an honor. I grew up with two gay aunts and a gay uncle. My Aunt died of cancer. She was a proud woman and she didn’t get proper care because she didn’t want to be away from her partner. Hospitals didn’t allow partners the same rights as a spouse. When you have someone you love in your life that is gay or a lesbian it’s very clear that they deserve the same rights as anyone else. It's not about religion. If you don’t love ELLEN now -- you don’t watch her show. She’s a great example for the human race.
She wasnt out...I was suppose to perform in her coming out episode but I ran the marathon and couldnt walk the next day, the netowrk fired me cause they thought I was lame. I was lame, DONT RUN A MARATHON when your given a great gift
I know PHYSICAL RELEVANCE is important for the roles they'll cast me as -- I came to Hollywood muscular but that was because as a kid I was always the littliest guy, I was little and hated getting cut from everything. I was a star athlete but I wasnt allowed to play football cause I was to small ---so I trained.
As for health - I hate watching the people I love suffer from things that fitness could have prevented. Not all things are preventable but some are. Eating for the future -- eating for those that you love and truly love you shouldn't be taken for granted.
Well, David Rappaport called my agents and got me in for a direct to producer’s audition on a Friday. I read one time. Made a joke about Sgt.Rock and left. Got it on Saturday. Flew out Wed. All day Make up/costume THURSDAY! On a horse Friday. The HORSE wrangler asked me if I was a cowboy after the first take. I laughed. I told him I played one on TV. “He said most actors would race the horse back to the mark. I walked him back.”
I got to meet AJ buckley IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YUMA arizona desert! It was like 3 am in the morning. We did the first take and BAM! I was like this kids on fire! There's something about talent that just POPS when you work with them -- take after take -- he was relentless. Reminded me of Mark RUffalo when I did Houdini. I had to bring my A game. The movie itself was fun and I liked it. BUT the studio was so pissed it didn't have FANGS in it, how can you sell a vampire film without any fangs! they said
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in 1995 An IMF agent (We will call him Agent X) was left for dead /captured on an infiltration mission. (in a nondescript County under a dictatorship) IMF was forced to abandoned him and deny ownership of him.. to avoid starting a war. This agent also happened to be one of the main agents who trained Ethan hunt in current day this man is still in this foreign high security prison, as Jim Phelps as played by Jon Voight in MI1 was the agent held with Responsibility of the Knowledge of the Agents identity in hopes he would could be recovered at a later date. After all the drama of Mi1 This information was lost and thats why he has been left to rot rebels who are trying to free themselves from this dictatorship raid the prison to free there comrades. agent X gets freed in this process. He is already upset that he has been left in prison for almost 20 years. but find out his wife wasn’t looked after by the Imf after his capture and she is now dead.. This causes extreme rage and send agent x on a spree of systematically Destroying the Imf and all the agents involved out of some kind of twisted revenge. as he feels Betrayed. Ethan feels partly responsible for everything thats now happening as he noticed agent x went missing but didn’t question it. he feels as if he needs to take agent x in alone and wont accept help from his team as he doesn’t want them killed Because of him/ buy someone he is personally connected to. the movie would be about Ethan learning that he isn’t the agent he once way and he needs to rely on his team.. and that perhaps its time to retire and go back to his wife “Julia" & have the life agent x never got to.. Idea for opening scene Ethan is infiltrating a base going thought room after room taking down Enemy after enemy and he gets more brutal as it goes along.. you start to see he is actually not just taking them down but killing them Also.. you eventually see a IMF logo on one of the walls of the base and realise that all theses agents are IMF agents.. Ethan at gun point forced a agent to unlock a bunch of IMF personnel files & demands them to unlock then hunts file.. the agent doesn’t have the clearance.. he is only able to see his current deployed location.. Ethan then kills the agent and copies the information.. We see Ethan leaving the base to a helicopter as he rips his mask off to reveal he is agent x
2015.10.04 01:33 tabledresser[Table] IAmA: Hi! I’m Lyric Benson Fergusson. At age 5 I co-starred in a movie w/ Burt Reynolds & Robby Benson (my dad). As a teen I was the director’s assistant on TV sitcoms e.g. Ellen. At 22 I became a “professional celibate yogi-monk” for 8yrs, where I meditated 8-10hrs/ day. AMA!
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What happened to me is that after about 4 years of practice I became very ill, the energetic power that my body was running was actually tearing me a part. Mainly because I was denying my body the nourishment and integration it needed in order to become stable in my experience of awakening.
I realized at that point that as long as I am living on earth in this human body, in the dense karmic laws of nature which Mother Earth resonates in, I need to honor the small self as a vehicle for self-realization. In this way I am likening the human body to the material, which still on one level exists very much after enlightenment if you choose to play on this planet. The food I eat, the car I drive to get the food. It's all needed, and yet on the ultimate level it is all the Self.
At certain points of enlightenment food, water, air, even the laws of nature of Mother Earth are no obstacle. But it is a process and it's was an important lesson for me to recognize you cannot put the cart before the horse. (otherwise your body does not support your journey)
For your second question :) I follow my heart—this is my moral compass. I follow my intuition. These concepts of cultural and social convention you mentioned are very real energetic pathways that exist as a part of our world and bodies. I think it's important to always be aware of the motivation behind decision making. It is an integration process, a constant growing. I am still growing :)
I have worked with energy healer Matthew Reifslager for many years and he teaches approaches to create a naturally more mindful approach to living. I also recommend Byron Katie's The Work.
For me, the best approach is to transcend during meditation and then enter activity. We can drive ourselves crazy during the day trying to be mindful, when there is actually simply underlying stress that needs to be removed from our nervous system in order to have a more easy approach to life. (meditation can removes this stress naturally)
This is why I practice TM, work with energy healers, and then I am easy on myself during activity, with the intention to just be with God (or the Self, or Being) at all times. This Silence of the Self is the mindfulness. It's the Presence that allows us to witness our thoughts but also treat them with kindness and compassion. Being kind to our small self is also a very powerful technique.
During my meditations I would often experience other "lokas" or universes. I would be seated in my meditation room but my consciousness would be exploring the farthest galaxies.
These experiences are beautiful but do not compare to having the peace and silence and loving presence of the Self as a constant companion. :)
I will also say that it's important to be very rooted in the body, here on earth, in order to ground enlightenment in the body. My first impulse was to want to leave the body behind to go to more "celestial" realms. But then the body becomes very weak and unintegrated. The best is to be fully grounded on earth, and having experiences of the universe simultaneously. And that was how my practice evolved.
I started at 20minutes per day. Then I learned more and more techniques that lengthened my practice to 8hrs.
Yes! So different. I remember one galaxy being so transparent. The bodies of the beings on the planet were simply not as dense as here, the world itself had hardly any atmosphere for example.
Then at other times I had visions of how universes were created as if tar bubbles out of this massive ocean of consciousness. These bubbles would rise out of the ocean of this thick mass and then light would emerge from within, and life would be created.
It was an amazing perspective. A very powerful experience.
I love this question. I feel in many ways religion has forgotten it's purpose—which is to bring the seeker home to the Self (within.) This Self I sometimes call God, sometimes Being or Mother Nature... they are just words.
'Spiritual' for me means to have a knowingness of the unity of Creation beyond the smallness of the individual. Whether that is experiential or intellectual... A deep desire to be good to others is also very spiritual. And one doesn't have to believe in any higher power to be kind. That person would be very spiritual in my book.
Yes, I feel an atheist or a skeptic can be spiritual. I think being a bit skeptical is healthy. An atheist that doesn't believe in God but feels a deep Wholeness within could be closer to enlightenment than a priest or a yogi. Who is to judge!? :)
Yes. I had experiences of past lives :) It was interesting because most of the lives I remembered were when I was a male. Often during times of conflict or war. Sometimes I had memories of being with masters of the past. I think this was a great experience because it helps the small self to dis-identify with this single incarnation.
This said, I think sometimes folks can get lost in remembering the intricacies of other lifetimes and forget to live this one fully! :) I enjoy "remembering" when it is helpful :) or if I am just feeling a bit nostalgic! ha!
Hi there! Thanks for asking. I chose the title French Kissing God because my experience of the Self was incredibly intimate. When I was a monk the Divine often would appear in consciousness to me as lovers, as friends, as my Highest Self. I wanted to express that an intimate relationship with God is such a powerful path to experiencing union.
God for me is not on a pedestal, untouchable... God is in my heart, and in the heart of every being on this planet and beyond. Play with God everywhere. Kiss God passionately with your heart and soul. This is the joy of union, is it not? Passion and Oneness?
I had an some interesting things happen when I first became a monk where I would experience my 3rd eye opening and it was as if a laser beam exploded out of my forehead. I then had a circular burn mark for days between my eyebrows (I know this sounds somewhat unbelievable, but it did happen on two occasions)
Then it became as if it was "open" to some degree all the time. For example, when my "normal" eyes are open I can experience many layers of creation simultaneously. It is almost like how a microscope works, where you can choose how deeply you want to zoom in on an object. Whether it be cellular or multi-dimensional.
Namaste! I was 19 and was really in a bad space. Suffering from depression, anxiety, many health problems etc. I saw a dear friend lose their wife in the Twin Towers and I began wondering what the hell life was about. A dear family friend (actor Jon Voight) gave me the book Autobiography of a Yogi. I remember reading it and thinking "This is so familiar to me..." That is when I began seeking spirituality. I found meditation quickly after that and experienced the Self. :) Life really changed after that moment.
Good question! As a part of the Coherence Creating Group I received sponsorship for my base living needs (room and board.) I got this sponsorship from individuals who knew the power of large groups of meditators creating positive effects on the world.
Then when I left the group I used the remainder of my college fund money to house myself, and my mother and father were also so kind and supported me a lot.
I was never uncomfortable, but I lived very simply. Basically never buying anything more than food and rent.
I practice Transcendental Meditation, and have for 12 years now. It's a bit expensive to learn but you can find ways to get scholarships through the David Lynch Foundation. I love it because it is effortless and doesn't involve controlling the mind. You have a mantra and allow the technique to experience the Self naturally.
But regardless of the meditation technique, I feel having a teacher or guide is helpful, at least when you are starting out. That way you can avoid straining and coming to the conclusion that "you aren't good at it" or meditation is hard.
Before I learned TM I had depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, insomnia, digestive problems etc. that I had tried everything under the sun to relieve them but to no avail. I learned TM and the bulk of the problems disappeared within 2 weeks. For me this was a miracle, and worth every penny. The spiritual experiences were a bonus, and then became a major part of my adult life.
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Date Started: 07/08/14 Today's Date: 10/11/14 Holes [2003, Dir: Andrew Davis] Shia LaBeouf stars in this family movie about a luckless youth who is wrongly accused of stealing a pair of famous trainers and is sent to a detention camp where he and his fellow detainees are forced to dig a hole a day out in the hot Texas sun. Featuring a host of colourful and animated turns from the likes of Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette and Tim Blake Nelson, Holes is part Cool Hand Luke for children, part meandering shaggy dog tale spanning over several generations and part mystical allegory. If you need a film to keep the children entertained, but one that won’t have you rolling your eyes out of their sockets, Holes is just the ticket. 7/10
Date Started: 07/08/14 Today's Date: 0711/14 Midnight Cowboy [1969, Dir: John Schlesinger] Academy Award winning drama Midnight Cowboy stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as a naive male prostitute and a seedy conman who form an unlikely friendship against the backdrop of a cold and gritty New York City. Hoffman is superb and against type as the slimy Rico Rizzo, a role that earned him his second Oscar nomination, and while Voight’s role could have been played adequately by just about any handsome young stud, his ability to stand toe to toe with Hoffman, both dramatically and comedically, also garnered him an Oscar nod. With beautiful imagery - especially during the sharp, frantic, black and white dream sequences – and a tight screenplay, Midnight Cowboy is a subtle whirlwind of a film, raised above its peers by acting and direction of the highest calibre. 8/10
Date viewed: 3/30/2013 Date started: 1/1/2013 Four friends take a trip down a dying river. Doesn't sound that great, but I assure you, this is an amazing film. This is another film I don't want to spoil too much of, but I will say that it follows the story of four friends; Lewis (Burt Reynolds), Ed (Jon Voight), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox). On their way down the river, they face a few obstacles, and must make decisions on how to handle them. Again, I apologize for the poor description. Having not read the book, or seen a trailer; I had as minimal knowledge about this film as possible. And that is something that is both rare and amazing. All I knew about this film was that Burt Reynolds is the man in it, kind of like he is in every other film. The acting in this film is amazing. Obviously Burt wasn't a concern, and Jon Voight had already been established as a great actor as well. But for both Beatty and Cox, this was their first role and they have since both had great careers in response. So, yeah, great acting all around. If you haven't yet seen this film, I highly recommend this one. Such a great story with great visuals and great acting. A true film. Rating: 8/10 IMDb Page Wiki Page Discussion topic: Would it be a priority for you to canoe down a river before it is dammed?
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