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American actress, singer, humanitarian and former fashion model

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The Retrospectors
On This Day: Morecambe, Wise & Mr Preview

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 9:55


Oscar-winning conductor André Previn was an unlikely choice of celebrity guest for the Christmas special of ‘The Morcambe and Wise Show' recorded on 7th December, 1971 - but the 13-minute sketch they taped together remains one of Britain's all-time favourites.The music hall-style caper - which revolves around a comically catastrophic interpretation of Grieg's Piano Concerto - was actually a reversion of a sketch Eric and Ernie had performed at least twice before, but never with a guest performer. In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly explain how Mia Farrow helped Previn nail his role in this iconic skit; explore whether the duo's comic schtick was truly as ‘classless' as is often claimed; and reflect on whether ‘Mr Preview' really knew what he was letting himself in for…Further Reading:• André Previn on ‘The Morcambe and Wise Show' (BBC, 1971): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xds7am• 'Make any fool of me you like, but I won't have you make fun of the music' - André Previn at 80 (Classic FM, 2018): https://www.classicfm.com/artists/andre-previn/guides/andre-previn-80/• ‘The Prelude of Mr Preview: How André Previn won over Morecambe & Wise' (British Comedy Guide, 2020): https://www.comedy.co.uk/features/comedy_chronicles/andre-previn-prelude-preview/For bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Reel Education
Rosemary's Baby (1968) vs Hereditary (2018)

Reel Education

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 66:40


Toni Collette and Mia Farrow go toe to toe with Satanic cults to in these two films. Both movies shake us to our spiritual core, but deliver on the chills. Help us decide which one did it better and get your Reel Education.

Midnight Train Podcast
Cursed Movies

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 119:32


 In a world, where the midnight train podcast is at the top of the podcast game, one thing has the power to destroy everything they have worked for. This week their world will come crumbling down as everything they've achieved will be tested and possibly destroyed due to the madness that is (dun dun duuuuuuuunnnnn) cursed Movies!!! Tonight on the midnight train we are combining two of our favorite things…. This podcast and lots and lots of beer…YEAH! Oh wait, we do that every week… Oh, that's right, it's this podcast and….moooovies!! But… In true midnight train fashion, we can't just talk about movies…. We're gonna talk about cursed movies!!! That's right we are going to look at movies that for one reason or another have led to tragedy during and after the movies were made! Everything is on the table from health issues like cancer, accidental deaths while filming, people going crazy after filming, and just about everything else you can think of. Should be a fun and creepy ride discussing all these movies with you passengers and, in case you're wondering, yes we're still going to have a movies list at the end.    Ok so let's get into this and see what we have as far as cursed movies!   We're gonna start it with a big one since we just covered the subject matter of the film! The first cursed movie on our list is the exorcist. The filming of THE EXORCIST was done over nine months. The main set, a reproduction of the Georgetown home, was built in a warehouse in New York. During the filming, several curious incidents and accidents took place on the set and plagued those involved with the production. In addition, the budget of the film rose from $5 million to more than twice that amount. Obviously, any film production that lasts for more than a month or so will see its share of accidents and mishaps, but THE EXORCIST seems to have been particularly affected by unforeseeable calamities. Coincidence? Perhaps, but it left the cast and crew rightfully shaken.    The first incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. one Sunday morning when a fire broke out on the set. There was only one security guard at the Ceco 54th Street Studios when the McNeil house set caught fire and burned. The fire was the result of a bad electrical circuit, but it shut down filming for six weeks while the set was reconstructed from scratch. Ironically, as soon as the new set was ready, the sprinkler system broke down, causing an additional two-week delay.    Few of the actors in the film escaped personal troubles during the shoot. Just as Max Von Sydow (who played Father Merrin) touched down in New York to film his first scenes, he received a phone call saying that his brother died unexpectedly in Sweden. Von Sydow himself later became very ill during the filming. Irish actor Jack MacGowran (who played Burke Dennings) died only one week after his character was killed by the demon in the movie. Jason Miller (who played Father Karras) was stunned when his young son, Jordan, was struck down on an empty beach by a motorcyclist who appeared out of nowhere. The boy ALMOST died. THAT'S GOOD NEWS! Ellen Burstyn (who played Chris McNeill) wrenched her back badly during one scene when she was slapped by the possessed girl. The stunt went badly awry and she was laid up in bed for several weeks afterward, causing more delays in the filming. They had a rig attached to her where a guy offscreen would pull a rope that was tied to her to get that “smacked hard as shit and launched across the room” look the director wanted. Apparently, the director didn't like the first take or two and told the guy with the rope to yoke the living piss out of her. He got his shot. She screwed up her back.    In New York, one of the carpenters accidentally cut off his thumb on the set and one of the lighting technicians lost a toe. This was all over the news at the time due to the mixup at the hospital where they put the wrong appendages on the wrong patients. Yep, they switched the toe for the thumb. And if you believed that, well… I'm not sorry even a little bit. Anyway, The exorcist's location trip to Iraq was delayed from the spring, which is relatively cool, to July, the hottest part of the summer, when the temperature rose to 130 degrees and higher. Out of the eighteen-man crew that was sent there, Friedkin lost the services of nine of them, at one time or another, due to dysentery (which is super shitty) or sunstroke. To make matters worse, the bronze statue of the neo-Assyrian winged demon Pazazu, which was packed in a ten-foot crate, got lost in an air shipment from Los Angeles and ended up in Hong Kong, which caused another two-week delay.    "I don't know if it was a jinx, really," actress Ellen Burstyn later said. "But there were some really strange goings-on during the making of the film. We were dealing with some really heavy material and you don't fool around with that kind of material without it manifesting in some way. There were many deaths in the film. Linda's grandfather died, the assistant cameraman's wife had a baby that died, the man who refrigerated the set died, the janitor who took care of the building was shot and killed … I think overall there were nine deaths during the course of the film, which is an incredible amount… it was scary." Unholy shit, batman!   Things got so bad that William Friedkin took some drastic measures. Father Thomas Bermingham, S.J., from the Jesuit community at Fordham University, had been hired as a technical advisor for the film, along with Father John Nicola, who, while not a Jesuit, had been taught by Jesuit theologians at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. Friedkin came to Bermingham and asked him to exorcise the set. The priest was unable to perform an actual exorcism, but he did give a solemn blessing in a ceremony that was attended by everyone then on the set, from Max Von Sydow to the technicians and grips. "Nothing else happened on the set after the blessing,” Bermingham stated, "but around that time, there was a fire in the Jesuit residence set in Georgetown." And while nothing else tragic occurred on the set, strange events and odd coincidences were reported during the post-production work on the film. "There were strange images and visions that showed up on film that were never planned," Friedkin later claimed. "There are double exposures in the little girl's face at the end of one reel that are unbelievable."   As we talked about in previous episodes, The film opened on December 26, 1973, to massive crowds. Within weeks of the first public screenings of the film, stories started to make the rounds that audience members were fainting and vomiting in the theaters. There were also reports of disturbing nightmares and reportedly, several theater ushers had to be placed under a doctor's care, or quit their jobs, after experiencing successive showings of the movie. In numerous cities that were checked after THE EXORCIST had run for several weeks, reporters found that every major hospital had been forced to deal with patients who reported, after seeing the film, severe cases of vomiting and hallucinations. There were also reports of people being carried out of theaters in stretchers. What do you think, passengers? Mere publicity stunts, or was this the real thing?    The info for this cursed movie came from a great article on americanhauntingsink.com check them out!   Next up we're gonna dive into a sweet little movie about a tree, a child's toy, and REAL SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMING POOL! Yep, you guessed it, poltergeist! The curse of Poltergeist spawned many theories about why the movie and its sequels were cursed with so much tragedy, with one suggesting the use of real-life human bones in the original film caused the hauntings.   Actress JoBeth Williams - who played the mother, Diane Freeling - is seen dropping into a pool of skeletons in one spooky scene and she later reveals the bones were real. She told TVLand: "In my innocence and naiveté, I assumed that these were not real skeletons.   "I assumed that they were prop skeletons made out of plastic or rubber . . . I found out, as did the crew, that they were using real skeletons, because it's far too expensive to make fake skeletons out of rubber."   Just four months after the film's release, tragedy struck with actress Dominique Dunne, who played the family's eldest daughter Dana, who became the victim of a grisly murder. On the day before Halloween in 1982, the actress, 22, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney outside their home in West Hollywood. She survived the attack but was left in a coma. She never regained consciousness and died five days later. Sweeney was later convicted of voluntary manslaughter and spent three and half years of a six-year sentence behind bars for the killing. He changed his name to John Maura so if you want to let him know what a twat he is, I mean… we can't stop you.   In the years after the film's release movie bosses plowed ahead with plans for a sequel and Poltergeist II: The Other Side hit cinemas in 1986. Among the cast was Will Sampson, best known for playing Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opposite Jack Nicholson. The actor - cast as shaman Taylor in the movie - was concerned about the use of real skeletons in the first film and offered to perform a real-life exorcism. He's believed to have conducted the ceremony alone and in the middle of the night, but the cast reportedly felt relieved afterward. However, less than a year after the film's release - the curse had claimed another victim. Sampson had long-term health problems as he suffered from a degenerative condition called scleroderma, which affected his heart and lungs. He underwent a heart and lung transplant in the summer of 1987 but died of post-operative kidney failure on June 3.    Ok, this one is sad and you've probably heard of it. The most famous victim of the Poltergeist curse was Heather O'Rourke. She appeared as Carol Anne in the first two films as well as the third installment, Poltergeist III, which hit cinemas in 1988. She died just four months before the movie's release at only 12 years of age. In January 1988, Heather fell ill with what appeared to be flu-like symptoms. She collapsed at home the following day and was rushed to the hospital. She suffered a cardiac arrest but doctors were able to revive her and they diagnosed her with intestinal stenosis - a partial obstruction of the intestine. She underwent surgery, but went into cardiac arrest again in recovery and doctors were unable to save her. She passed away in February 1988, just weeks after her 12th birthday, and it was later reported she died from congenital stenosis and septic shock. Absolutely heartbreaking.   Character actor Lou Perryman became the second cast member to fall victim to murder. He played Pugsley in the original movie and suffered a brutal end in 1992 when he was hacked to death with an ax aged 67. A convict recently released from prison, Seth Christopher Tatum, confessed he had killed Perryman at his home after coming off his medication and going on a drinking binge. Tatum pleaded guilty to his murder in 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.   Actor Richard Lawson played one of the parapsychologists, Ryan, in the original film (not the guy who ate the chicken with the maggots… you're welcome) and he came close to becoming another victim of the curse in 1992. He was involved in a terrifying plane crash in 1992 when the USAir Flight 405 crashed into New York City's Flushing Bay on route to guess where? Cleveland friggin Ohio. The crash claimed the lives of 27 of the 51 passengers, but Lawson was among the survivors. He put his lucky escape down to a last-minute seat change that saved his life. Lawson went on to be part of showbiz royalty when he married Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles in 2015.   Info for this movie was taken from mirror.co.uk.    Next up how about… Hmm…. Oh, I know… The omen! The 2976 version of course. Obviously, Moody is a time traveler and saw the upcoming remake, 955 friggin years in the future! No! It was 1976! Of all the world's cursed film productions, The Omen is considered to have one of the worst movie curses of all time. The 1976 film tells the story of a man who accidentally adopts Damien the Antichrist as his son and the movie remains one of horror's most successful franchises. But what was so odious about the set that led producers to believe the devil was punishing them for making the movie? Is The Omen really cursed? The Omen film set haunting includes death, injury, and lots of lightning bolts: after all, the creator himself warned the cast and crew that Satan wasn't going to like what they were doing. Here's what happened behind the scenes of The Omen movie and why, despite its several sequels and a 2006 remake, it remains one of history's movies that indeed may have angered Satan himself!   In June 1975, Gregory Peck's son, Jonathan Peck, killed himself with a bullet to the head, two months before filming was to start. Several strange events then surrounded the production.   For protection on the set of "The Omen," Bernhard wore a Coptic cross. In an interview, Bernhard spoke about the production's eerie events, which included the death of an animal trainer.   Precisely one day after they shot the sequence involving the baboons at the animal center, Bernhard said that a tiger seized the animal trainer by the head, causing his death immediately. Whhhaat the fuuuuuck?   One of the most haunting stories surrounding The Omen didn't happen during the shoot, but during the production of the World War II epic A Bridge Too Far. John Richardson, who did special effects on The Omen, was involved in a head-on collision that beheaded his girlfriend, eerily mirroring the decapitation scene with David Warner. Supposedly, after the crash, Richardson saw a street sign that said, "Ommen, 66.6 km." This accident occurred after The Omen had wrapped production, but many of course linked it to the evil aura of the film.   Several planes were also set ablaze, including the plane carrying Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer. Meanwhile, Bernhard said they had to land in Nova Scotia after flying back from England. He added:   "We had the film on board... Dick [Donner] and I were very, very nervous." IRA bombs ripped through a hotel, in which executive producer Mace Neufeld and his wife stayed, and another in which prominent executives and stars, including Peck, were to have dinner.   Once word got back to Fox about all the terrible incidents that plagued production, the studio saw it as a great way to drum up a ton of publicity and add to the film's ominous aura. They also put a great tagline into the film's ad campaign:                        You have been warned. If something frightening happens to you today, think about it. It may be The Omen.   As Donner recalled in The Omen: Curse or Coincidence, "If we had been making a comedy, you would have recalled all the funny, great, ridiculous, silly moments that happened in that film. if you were doing a love story, you'd remember all the times somebody left their wife, fell in love... You're doing The Omen, anything that happens on that film, you don't tell about the jokes, you don't talk about the love stories, you don't even think about them. You think about things that coincidentally could have been something to do with The Omen. We had lots of them."   Creepy stuff right there my friends.   Next up we have one of my personal all-time favorites, the crow! The Crow began filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1993. Cursed Films revealed that before production got underway, a mysterious caller left a voicemail message warning the crew not to shoot the movie because bad things would happen. Eerily, two on-set electricians were involved in an accident in which their truck hit a live wire. One of the men experienced second and third-degree burns and lost both ears.   Disaster also struck the entire production when a hurricane destroyed the movie set. That is when the “curse of The Crow” rumors began circulating in Hollywood. The star of The Crow, Brandon Lee, was the son of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. The elder Lee died during the production of his final film. Some fans speculated that the Chinese mafia had placed a hit on the actor for betraying martial arts secrets. Others suspected that he had been struck by an insidious death blow at an earlier time.   The most popular theory about The Dragon's death is that he was a victim of the Lee Family Curse. His older brother had died, and Lee's parents believed there was a demon targeting the males in the Lee family.   Like his father, Brandon Lee died before he finished filming The Crow. In a fluke accident, the performer was shot while completing an action sequence, as described in Cursed Films. The crew used what are called ‘dummy rounds,' for the scene, but there was something in the barrel of the gun that acted as a lethal projectile, killing Lee.    To complete the final photography for The Crow, the man who had been working as Lee's stunt double wore a mask in his image.   Crazy stuff!   How about some of our patented quick hitters!    The Conqueror" is a whitewashed 1956 film with John Wayne as Genghis Khan. The film was shot at a location downwind from a nuclear testing site, causing dozens of crew members to eventually die of cancer. so maybe not so much a curse as a poor choice of locations.   Apocalypse Now"   The horror! Francis Ford Coppola was tempting fate when he decided to film "Apocalypse Now" during monsoon season. Big mistake. The monsoon destroyed multiple sets, Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack during filming, and Coppola was so stressed that he suffered a seizure, according to The Independent. "Apocalypse Now" (1979) turned out to be a masterpiece anyway, but the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" about its making is just as engrossing.    "Fitzcarraldo"    Dysentery. Injuries. Fights among the crew. Nothing seemed to go right during the filming of 1982's "Fitzcarraldo." The story concerns hauling a boat over a hill, which the crew literally accomplished, but not without the same nightmarish difficulty as is depicted in the film. And in the end, director Werner Herzog looked as mad and overly driven as its hero. Check out the documentary "Burden of Dreams" for more.   The Superman Curse    Comic book movie fans may know about the "Superman Curse," which is said to afflict multiple actors involved in Superman films. Christopher Reeve was paralyzed following a horse accident. And Margot Kidder, who played Lois opposite Reeve, suffered from bipolar disorder, according to TCM. Also, the original Superman, George Reeves, supposedly committed suicide. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a controversial subject; the official finding was suicide, but some believe that he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.   "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"    Bad luck ran amok in Middle Earth during the filming of 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." DVD interviews revealed that multiple actors and stuntmen suffered injuries while shooting the film's elaborate fight sequences. The worst was Viggo Mortensen, who broke his toe and chipped his tooth while filming.   The Exorcism of Emily rose   Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter reported that during the making of The Exorcism of Emily Rose — in which she played a big-screen version of German woman Anneliese Michel, whose poor health and subsequent death was blamed on a failed exorcism — her radio would mysteriously turn on and off. From an interview with Dread Central:   Q: A common question when making a film like this; did anything weird happen during filming?   JC: I thought about that when it happened, and two or three times when I was going to sleep my radio came on by itself. The only time it scared me was once because it was really loud and it was Pearl Jam's “Alive” (laughs). Laura's TV came on a couple of times.   Q: At 3:00 a.m.?   JC: Mine wasn't 3:00 a.m. I was born at 3:00 a.m. but it hasn't happened to me. I did check.   We'll totally do an episode on Analiese one of these days   Psycho Myra Jones (aka Myra Davis) was the uncredited body double/stand-in for Psycho star Janet Leigh during the making of Hitchcock's 1960 film. A handyman named Kenneth Dean Hunt, who was supposedly a Hitchcock “obsessive,” murdered her.   The Conjuring   Real-life ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, who aided the real-life Amityville Horror case, investigated the haunting of the Perron family home — a farmhouse plagued by generations of death, disaster, and a possessed doll. The case inspired James Wan's supernatural film, which left some audiences in the Philippines with such a fright there were priests available at screenings to bless viewers and provide counseling. On and off-set paranormal incidents — including strange claw marks on star Vera Farmiga's computer, Wan's tormented dog growling at invisible intruders, a strange wind (that apparently put Carolyn Perron in the hospital), and fire — were reported.   The Innkeepers   Filmed at the reportedly haunted hotel the Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington, Connecticut, The Innkeepers director Ti West was skeptical about the strange occurrences during the making of his movie. Still, creepy stories from the set became the focus in the press. From an interview with West:   I'm a skeptic so I don't really buy it. But I've definitely seen doors close by themselves; I've seen a TV turn off and on by itself; lights would always burn out in my room. Everyone on the crew has very vivid dreams every night, which is really strange.   The one story that is the most intriguing to me — In the film, the most haunted room is the Honeymoon Suite. That's where the ghost stuff started in the hotel. The only reason I picked the room that I picked to shoot in, was because it was big enough to do a dolly shot. No more thought went into it other than pure technical reasons. So when we're finishing the movie, I find out that the most haunted room in real life is the room I picked to be the haunted room in the movie. It could be a coincidence. It's weird that it happened that way. . . . [Star] Sara Paxton would wake up in the middle of the night thinking someone was in the room with her. Everyone has stories, but I was too busy saying, “Let's shoot this! We have 17 days!   Atuk"    "Atuk" is a movie so cursed that it never got made. The project, based on a 1963 Mordecai Richler novel about an Eskimo in New York, had four different men attached to play the lead while in development hell through the 1970s and '80s: John Belushi, Sam Kinison, John Candy, and Chris Farley. All four died shortly after entering negotiations to be in the film. Holy shit!    Ok how about twilight zone the movie. The 1983 film 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' directed by John Landis and Steven Spielberg gained publicity pre-release because of the deaths of lead actor Vic Morrow and two child extras during the filming of the helicopter crash scene. The children were illegally hired to play the role in this scene, as Landis would go on to reveal in the subsequent trial. It was also prohibited to make children work after a certain hour in the evening. However, Landis insisted that the scene would have to entail a late-night setting to seem more authentic. This was the last scene in the film. It also included explosions as a helicopter flew over the village while Morrow would run across the street to save the Vietnamese children from the explosion. Testing for the scene sparked concerns when the helicopter seemed to vigorously rock at the explosion but despite this, Landis' need to capture the explosion took priority. He reportedly said, "You think that was big? You ain't seen nothing yet." At the controls of this helicopter was a Vietnam War veteran named Dorcey Wingo, who had just joined the movie business. When the cameras began filming, the pyrotechnic fireball that had been fired as part of the explosion hit the helicopter, engulfing it in flames. The helicopter then crashed into the river where the actors were standing — Morrow, 6-year-old Renee Chen, and 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le. Almost a hundred people were present when the tragedy occurred. The helicopter skidded right onto Renee, crushing her to death and when it toppled over, the main blade sliced through Morrow and Myca.   Rosemary's baby is next up on the list. Over the years, the myth surrounding Roman Polanski's 1968 film Rosemary's Baby has only grown in stature. The film is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by American novelist Ira Levin. He came up with the idea for the book in 1965, drawing inspiration from his wife who was pregnant at the time, his New York apartment, and the anxiety of being a parent.   The struggling writer imagined a world where there was no God and the devil was allowed to reign freely. This is evident in the iconic ending where Rosemary finds out that her husband sold her womb to Satan and that her child is the Antichrist. Levin was catapulted into the highest echelons of the literary world due to the success of his novel and a year later, a European auteur who was looking for his own Hollywood break decided to direct the film adaptation of his novel.   However, not everyone was pleased with Levin's attacks on religion. He faced severe backlash from the Catholic Church for his “blasphemy” and his wife left him the year the film was released. He was never the same man again, growing increasingly paranoid over the years. Levin repeatedly had to make public statements denouncing Satanism and told Dick Cavett that he had become “terrified” as he grew older. 30 years after the release of the film, Levin came up with a sequel titled Son of Rosemary but it tanked.   William Castle was the man who first recognized the potential of Levin's work and secured the rights to make a film adaptation. Best known for his work on B-grade horror films, Castle wanted to direct it initially but Paramount Pictures executive Robert Evans agreed to go ahead with the project only if Castle worked as a producer. In April of 1969, Castle was hospitalized because of severe kidney stones. He was already under a lot of stress due to the sheer volume of hate mail he received, a terrible consequence of being attached to Rosemary's Baby. In his autobiography, he claimed that he began to hallucinate scenes from the film during his surgery and even shouted, “Rosemary, for God's sake drop that knife!” Although Castle recovered, he never reached that level of success again.   Producer Robert Evans was not exempt from this alleged curse either. He had risen to the top with major hits like Rosemary's Baby and The Godfather. However, he was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 1980 and got a suspended prison sentence. As a part of his plea bargain, Evans had to make an anti-drug commercial. Three years later, the producer would get caught up in the high-profile murder of Roy Radin which has come to be known as the “Cotton Club murder”. Despite two witnesses testifying that Evans was involved in the case, he was later cleared of the charges. In 1993, he told The New York Times, “I had 10 years of a horrific life, Kafkaesque. There were nights I cried myself to sleep.”   This is arguably the most renowned story that is related to Rosemary's Baby. In autumn of 1968, composer Krzysztof Komeda, who worked on the film, fell off a rocky escarpment while partying and went into a four-month coma. Coincidentally, this affliction is exactly what the witches in Levin's book subject Rosemary's suspicious friend to. Komeda never came out of the coma and died in Poland the following year.   John Lennon was assassinated outside The Dakota in 1980, the famous building where they filmed Rosemary's Baby. Producer Robert Evans claimed that the whole time he was on set at the apartment building he felt a “distinctly eerie feeling”. Lennon was gunned down by alleged “fan” Mark David Chapman who was influenced by Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye and the loneliness of protagonist Holden Caulfield. However, the fleeting association with the film has led fans of the film to link Lennon's assassination with the “curse” of the film. It can be said that the primary reason why the myth of the curse came about was the brutal murder of Polanski's wife, actress Sharon Tate. Polanski even wanted to cast Tate as Rosemary but Evans was adamant about Mia Farrow's involvement. A year after the film's release, Tate and her friends were stabbed to death by followers of cult leader Charles Manson. Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time of her demise. The members of the Manson Family delivered around 100 stab wounds to the four victims and wrote “Helter Skelter” on the wall in blood.   After his wife and unborn son were killed, Polanski indulged in substance abuse to cope with things but he ended up exemplifying human depravity. While guest editing the French edition of Vogue in 1977, the director preyed upon a 13-year old girl and persuaded her to participate in multiple photoshoots. During the second shoot at Jack Nicholson's house, he incapacitated the minor with champagne and half a Quaalude before sexually violating her multiple times.   Although he was arrested for the felony and spent 42 days in jail, Polanski became a fugitive and fled to France to avoid facing charges. Since then, he has lived the life of a criminal and has avoided traveling to countries where he can be extradited back to the US.   Ok, let's round things out with the wizard of oz. Despite its commercial success, The Wizard of Oz is seen by some as cursed. There were so many serious accidents onset that those Oscar-nominated special effects almost cost cast members their lives, from the two actors playing winged monkeys crashing to the ground when the wires that hoisted them up in the air broke, to the Wicked Witch of the West's stunt double Betty Danko injuring her left leg when the broomstick exploded.   Buddy Ebsen was originally cast in the role of the Tin Woodman, a.k.a. the Tin Man, but he was essentially poisoned by the makeup, which was made of pure aluminum dust. Nine days after filming started he was hospitalized, sitting under an oxygen tent. When he was not getting better fast enough, the filmmakers hired Jack Haley to be the Tin Man instead. This time, instead of applying the aluminum powder, the makeup artists mixed it into a paste and painted it on him. He did develop an infection in his right eye that needed medical attention, but it ended up being treatable.   Margaret Hamilton — who played the Wicked Witch of the West and was the one tipped who Harmetz off to the turmoil on set more than three decades later for her 1977 book — got burns, and the makeup artists had to rush to remove her copper makeup so that it wouldn't seep through her wounds and become toxic. Unlike Ebsen, she didn't get fired because they could live without her on the set for several more weeks.   An actor playing one of the Wicked Witch of the West's soldiers accidentally jumped on top of Dorothy's Toto, Carl Spitz, the dog trainer on set, told Harmetz. The dog (a female Cairn terrier named Terry) sprained its foot, and Spitz had to get a canine double. Terry did recover and returned to the set a few weeks later.   In a memoir by Judy Garland's third husband, Sid Luft, published posthumously in 2017, he writes that, after bar-hopping in Culver City, the actors who played the munchkins “would make Judy's life miserable by putting their hands under her dress.” Harmetz says it's true that the actors would go drinking near the Culver City hotel where they stayed, but she says their interactions with Garland did not rise to the level of what Luft described. “Nobody on the movie ever saw her or heard of a munchkin assaulting her,” said one worker on the film. Garland did say the drinking was annoying in an interview with talk-show host Jack Paar, but experts on Garland's life say that her rant about being scarred by the rowdy behavior on set may have been a deflection from the real damage she suffered during that time, at the hands of the studio. Garland was only 16 when she made The Wizard of Oz, and her struggles with depression and disordered eating started at an early age and continued for the rest of her life. She claimed that the studio executives gave her uppers and sleeping pills so she could keep up with the demanding pace of show business. She struggled with drug addiction and attempted suicide several times before she died of an accidental overdose on June 22, 1969, at just 47 years old.   The film went through four different producers by the time it was through.   Richard Thorpe, the first director, insisted that Judy Garland wear a blonde wig and thick makeup to depict Dorothy. When Buddy Epsen got sick from his Tin Man makeup and filming shut down for two weeks, the studio fired Thorpe and replaced him with George Cukor of My Fair Lady fame. Cukor encouraged Garland to wear natural makeup and play Dorothy less cartoonish and more natural. Cukor later left the film to work on Gone with the Wind instead and Viktor Fleming took his place. However, Cukor came back a few weeks later after getting fired from Gone With the Wind by Clark Gable (supposedly he was fired when Gable found out he was homosexual).   Director King Vidor was responsible for most of the sepia sequences and also helped Mervyn LeRoy with editing in post-production.   Not only did the public think former kindergarten teacher Margaret Hamilton was really evil following the first airing of The Wizard of Oz — she also suffered physically for the role. Hamilton received second and third-degree burns all over her body when the green copper makeup she was wearing got too hot during the fire scene. Her stunt double spent months in the hospital after a prop broom exploded — they were using a double because Hamilton got injured on an earlier take.   Stage makeup and prosthetics in 1939 were nowhere near what they are today. Ray Bolger's Scarecrow makeup left deeply embedded marks in his skin that didn't disappear for more than a year after the movie wrapped up filming. Luckily, this would never happen today.   How bout that hanging munchkin… Well, sorry folks. That seems to be fake. In a scene where Dorothy, the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), and the Tin Man (Jack Haley) are skipping down the Yellow Brick Road, singing “we're off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz,” some think the dark, moving figure hanging from a tree in the background is an actor who hanged himself on set. More likely, it's one of the exotic birds that the filmmakers borrowed from the Los Angeles Zoo to create a wilderness setting. The rumor has been circulating since around 1989, the time of the 50th anniversary of the film's release. Alright, there you have it… Cursed movies!!!  Obscure 90s horror movies you need to see   https://www.ranker.com/list/obscure-1990s-horror-movies/christopher-myers

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Running Out of Movies
9 - Rosemary's Baby

Running Out of Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 80:53


Happy Halloween! Join hosts Seth Fried and Julia Mehoke as they discuss Rosemary's Baby (1968), starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. Other topics discussed include bad husbands, The Sentinel (1977), and Julia's pregnancy.  Drunkenness rating for this episode: Julia's pregnant, what's wrong with you?  Recorded October, 30th 2021. 

FS FilmSnack
Rosemary's Baby

FS FilmSnack

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 32:06


Happy Halloween allihopa! I veckans podcast snackar vi om Roman Polańskis klassiker från 1968 med Mia Farrow i huvudrollen.

Progressive Pop
Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Feminist Allegory or Patriarchal Fairy Tale?

Progressive Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021


Rosemary's Baby (1968) is a movie with baggage - a Rorschach test of a film that is really hard to reckon with even fifty years after its release.In one light, it's a genius body horror film that uses Satanism as a powerful metaphor to depict the nightmare that is women's sexuality and reproductive health in the United States. On the other hand, it is the work of none other than Roman Polanski, a man who remains a fugitive from justice, fleeing charges of sexual assault against a minor.How do we reconcile the undeniably influential legacy of this film with the reprehensible actions of its creator?Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner, and, in his feature film debut, Charles Grodin. The film follows a young, pregnant wife in Manhattan who comes to suspect that her elderly neighbors are members of a Satanic cult, and are grooming her in order to use her baby for their rituals. (via Wikipedia.)***If you can, please support the show on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/join/progressivepop)You can find a list of books that informed this show at(https://bookshop.org/shop/progressivepopepop)

Drinks and a Movie
Rosemary's Baby (1968)/ Roadsmary's Baby Pumpkin Ale

Drinks and a Movie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 66:14


We continue our string of Halloween season episodes with Roman Polaski's film 'Rosemary's Baby'. We found the perfect craft beer pairing for this with Two Roads brewings Roadsmary's Baby Scary Good Pumpkin Ale finished in Rum barrels.

Not Quite Dead
Rosemary's Baby

Not Quite Dead

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 81:30


The darkness of Rosemary's Baby comes from within and without. Unfavorably associated with director Roman Polanski, Rosemary's Baby is now often viewed through the modern lens of the post #metoo movement era. But! It is a horror movie, and one of the all-time greats. We give credit where it is due to the stellar performance of Mia Farrow and get into the controversial gray area of problematic artists. Edited by Megan Prior-Pfeifer. Music by Zach Pfeifer.

RN Arts - ABC RN
Hollywood's Man in the Shadows + new Japanese talent Ryusuke Hamaguchi

RN Arts - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:08


Today's show is a preview of some of the works screening at Sydney Film Festival.....the first is about one of the most accomplished Australian film directors you've probably never heard of - John Farrow. He won an Oscar and worked with stars like Robert Mitchum and John Wayne and we meet two men who have finally brought his story to the big screen. Plus, one of Japan's great new talents Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

Criterion CULT Film Podcast
EP 50 ( Rosemary‘s Baby/We Need To Talk About Kevin)

Criterion CULT Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 66:43


CULT members, the Criterion CULT Film Podcast continues our month long Halloween celebration with the Criterion Collection release of the 1968 film from Roman Polanski Rosemary's Baby staring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon. This week host Jordan brings Lynne Ramsay's 2011 film We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller. So come and water Satan's seed with us as we dive deep into the gallows of with these two films.

When Cinephiles Attack
Rosemary's Baby

When Cinephiles Attack

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 57:59


Spooky Season continues with a classic. And it's one no one could dislike...right? Dive right in with your four favorite movie fans and this Mia Farrow chiller. ~~New Episodes Every Week~~ IG & Twitter: @CinephileAttack

Out Now With Aaron and Abe
Out Now Horror Special 2021: The Omen – Series Overview

Out Now With Aaron and Abe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 116:37


For this week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe horror special, the group must try and stop The Beast! Aaron is joined by JoBlo's Jimmy O, The Brandon Peters Show's Brandon Peters, and the Forgotten Filmcast's Todd Liebenow to discuss The Omen franchise. There are five films in total, and while one stands out as an audience favorite, there is plenty to get into with the various sequels and remakes that have come out over the years since director Richard Donner first brought Damien to life. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill… Get yourself a free audiobook and help out the show at AudibleTrial.com/OutNowPodcast! Follow all of us on Twitter: @Outnow_Podcast, @AaronsPS4, @WalrusMoose, @JimmyToTheO, @Brandon4KUHD, @FlicksForFans, @ForgottenFilmz Check out all of our sites and blogs:  The Code Is Zeek, Why So Blu?, We Live Entertainment, JoBlo, The Brandon Peters Show, Flicks For Fans, Forgotten Filmcast Check Out All of Our Horror Specials. Check out Brandon's review of The Omen Collection Blu-ray Box Set from Scream Factory Movies Mentioned: The Omen (1976), Damien: The Omen II (1978), The Final Conflict (1981), The Omen IV: The Awakening (1991), The Omen (2006), Damien (2016) All of our Horror Specials #TheOmen #Horror #Damien #TheFinalConflict #Horror #RichardDonner #GregoryPeck #WilliamHolden #SamNeill #LievSchreiber #JuliaStiles #MiaFarrow #DavidWarner #OutNowPodcast #OutNowWithAaronAndAbe #movie #film #entertainment

Your Brain on Facts
Summer Not-busters (ep 168)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 29:46


For every Star Wars, there's a hundred middling films and outright flops. Plus, hear about movie so unlucky, they may actually have been cursed, in a sample of the Your Brain On Facts audiobook. Read the full script.   Support the show. It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book.  Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  Music by David Fesliyan and Kevin McLeod   Making a movie is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive propositions.  While some projects come together naturally, others seem to have tragedy, misfortune, and just plain bad luck heaped upon them.  Horror films are fertile ground for apparent curses and it a movie would be hard-pressed to seem more cursed than 1976's The Omen, the tale of an American diplomat who adopts a baby boy, ostensibly the Antichrist, and people around him begin dying.  Even Robert Munger, who came up with the concept for the film, began to feel uneasy during pre-production, telling producer Harvey Bernhard, “The devil's greatest single weapon is to be invisible, and you're going to take off his cloak of invisibility to millions of people.”  Releasing the movie on June 6, 1976, or as close as they could get to 666, probably did not help matters.   Gregory Peck has only recently agreed to take the role of the ambassador when his son shot and killed himself, leaving no suicide note.   Undeterred, or perhaps therapeutically focusing on his work, Peck flew to England to begin filming.  While flying through a storm over the Atlantic, Peck's plane was struck by lightning, causing an engine to catch fire and nearly causing them to crash into the ocean.  The film's other producer, Mace Neufeld, also had his plane struck by lightning.  Even after those long odds, that was not the end of their aerial adversity.  One of the first shots planned for the film was an aerial shot of London, to be shot from a rented plane. At the last minute, the rental company instead gave the original plane to a group of Japanese businessmen.  The curse did not seem to get that update, because that plane crashed, killing everyone on board.   One scene called for Peck to be attacked by “devil dogs,” in the form of a pack of Rottweilers.  The dogs were supposed to attack a heavily padded stuntman.  For reasons unknown, the dogs began to attack the stuntman in earnest, biting through the padding and ignoring their trainer's orders to stop.  Another animal-based scene saw the big cat wrangler mauled to death by a tiger.   As if being in a plane struck by lightning was not harrowing enough, the Hilton hotel Neufeld was staying at exploded.  Luckily, Neufeld was not there at the time.  Not to be deterred, the curse turned its sights to the restaurant were the producers and other film executives were going and it blew up, too.  Neufeld missed the explosion by minutes.  The actual perpetrator would turn out to be the Irish Republican Army and it was only Neufeld's dodgy luck that he was meant to be in both places.   Special effects consultant John Richardson created The Omen's unforgettable death scenes, including one in which a man is beheaded by a sheet of glass sailing off the top of a car.  Two weeks before the film was released, Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a head-on collision.  Moore was killed, cut in half by the other vehicle's wheel.  Richardson opened his eyes after the collision a kilometer marker reading “Ommen 6,66,”  The closest town was Ommen, Netherlands, and the accident happened at kilometer 66.6.    The highest-grossing horror movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation) and the only horror movie to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture is 1973's The Exorcist.  In it, a young girl named Reagan, played by Linda Blair, is possessed by a demon and forced to commit horrible acts as two priests fight to save her.  The trouble started before filming even began, when the set caught fire, destroying everything except Regan's room.  The malefactor had talons, and black, beady eyes, and was a harbinger of disease--a pigeon had somehow gotten into a circuit box, which caused a short that caused the fire.  Reverend Thomas Bermingham, the technical advisor, was asked to exorcise the set, but he refused.   Both Blair and Ellen Burstyn, who played her mother, were badly injured during the shoot.  One scene has the demon violently throwing Reagan around on her bed.  The rig to do this broke during one take, injuring Blair's back.  Another scene called for the demon to throw Burstyn across the room and into a wall, which the crew achieved with a wire rig.  Director William Friedkin was unhappy with the first take and told the crewman operating the rig to use more force.  He did not warn Burstyn.  Her cry of alarm and pain in the film is genuine.  Colliding with the wall at speed injured her lower spine, leaving her in permanent pain.     They were comparatively lucky.  Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, whose characters die in the movie, both died while it was in post-production.  At least four other people, including a night watchmen, died during filming.  Max Von Sydow's brother died on Sydow's first day on set.  Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon Pazuzu, had to face her son murdering his wife and children before committing suicide.   Many believed that the physical copies of the film were cursed and that showing it was an open invitation to evil.  A church across the street from an Italian theater was struck by lightning during a showing.  One movie-goer was so frightened they passed out in the theater and broke their jaw falling into the seat in front of them.  They sued the filmmakers, claiming that subliminal messages in the film had caused them to faint.  Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.  Not everything bad can be blamed on demons, though.  Regular old people sent thirteen year old Blair so many death threats that the studio had to provide her with bodyguards for six months after the movie came out.   Speaking of demonic possession, the 2012 movie The Possession centers on a young girl who falls under the control of a malevolent spirit that lives inside a cursed antique box. The story is based on an account of an allegedly haunted dybbuk box.  Even though director Sam Raimi would not let the dybbuk box's owner bring it anywhere near the set, strange and frightening things happened on set.  Lights exploded directly over people's heads, strange smells and cold air blew in from nowhere, and immediately after filming wrapped, all of the props were destroyed in a fire for which the first department could not determine the cause. Sometimes a movie's bad karma takes time to manifest and the misfortunes only crop up after the film had been released.   Horror classic Rosemary's Baby, released in the summer of 1968, was based on the premise that God is dead, but the Devil is alive and returning to earth with the aid of a cult.  The film's composer, 37 year old Krzysztof Komeda, fell off a rock ledge at a party that fall.  He lingered in a coma for four months before finally dying.  His death was quite similar to the way the witches rid themselves of a suspicious friend of the titular Rosemary.  The producer, William Castle, already suffering considerable stress from the amount of hate mail he had received about the film, was incapacitated with severe kidney stones.  While delirious in the hospital, he cried out, “Rosemary, for God's sake, drop the knife!”  Castle recovered his health, but never made a successful movie again.  Director Roman Polanski suffered no physical harm after the film.  The same could not be said for his heavily-pregnant wife, Sharon Tate.  She and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the cult known as the Manson Family, while Rosemary's Baby was still in theaters.  In his autobiography, Polanksi recalled he had had a “grotesque thought” the last time he saw his wife: “You will never see her again.” Conspiracy theorists and other non-traditional thinkers believe these events were set in motion by an elaborate Satanic plot, at the behest of the Beatles. Their White Album was written at an Indian meditation retreat, which the movie's star, Mia Farrow, attended.  The song title Helter Skelter was written in blood on a wall at the Tate murder, albeit misspelled.  A decade later, John Lennon was shot and killed across the street from the Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed. 1982's Poltergeist tells the story of a family that is tormented by vengeful spirits because their new house was built over a graveyard with the bodies left in the ground.  When it came time for the prop department to source skeletons for the infamous scene with JoBeth Williams in the muddy pool, contrary to what one might expect, it was actually cheaper to buy real human skeletons than realistic plastic ones.  (They only told Williams about that afterwards.)  In a case of ‘life imitating art,' specifically with regards to disrespectful treatment of dead bodies, the cast seemed to be plagued by bad fortune.  The curse extended not only the original film, but to its sequels as well.  Shortly after Poltergeist was released, Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was strangled to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, ending her career before it began. Heather O'Rourke, the adorable blonde girl who uttered the iconic line “They're heeere,” died during bowel obstruction surgery after suffering cardiac arrest and septic shock due to being misdiagnosed by her doctor.  She was only twelve years old.  Julian Beck of Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer before the film was released.  Will Sampson, also known for playing Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died the following year from complications of a heart-lung transplant.     Bonus fact: Some fans claim Poltergeist foretold O'Rourke's death.  There was a poster in the 1982 movie for Super Bowl XXII in 1988.  Heather O'Rourke was hospitalized the day of Super Bowl XXII and died the following day.  The game was played in San Diego, the city in which O'Rourke passed away.   Choosing the right location to shoot a film is a pivotal decision.  You have to take into account things like lighting conditions, availability of utilities, and proximity to noisy things such as airports.  What you should not have to consider is the radiation level, but you should not ignore it either.  The producers of the film 1956 movie The Conqueror chose an area of Utah desert a hundred miles away from the Nevada Test Site.  (They also chose to cast John Wayne as Genghis Khan.)   Throughout the 1950's, approximately 100 nuclear bombs of varying intensities were detonated at the Nevada Test Site.  The mushroom clouds could reach tens of thousands of feet high; desert winds would carry radioactive particles all the way to Utah.  The area in which The Conqueror filmed was likely blanketed in this dust.   The Conqueror, co-starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, was a moderate box office success, but a critical failure and soon found itself on ‘worst films of all time' lists.  The true legacy of the film had yet to be revealed.  Of the 220 people who worked on the production, 92 developed some form of cancer, with 46 dying of it, including Wayne, Hayward, Moorehead, and Armendáriz.  The director, Dick Powell, died of lymphoma in 1963.  Wayne developed lung cancer and then the stomach cancer that would ultimately kill him in 1979.  Wayne would remain convinced that his chain-smoking was to blame for the cancers, even as friends tried to convince him it was from exposure to radiation.  Wayne's sons, who visited the set during filming and actually played with Geiger counters among the contaminated rocks, both developed tumors.  Susan Hayward died from brain cancer in 1975 at 57.   The authorities in 1954 had declared the area to be safe from radioactive fallout, even though abnormal levels of radiation were detected.  However, modern research has shown that the soil in some areas near the filming site would have remained radioactive for sixty years.  Howard Hughes, producer of The Conqueror, came to realize in the early 1970's that people who have been involved with the production were dying.   As the person who approved the filming location, Hughes felt culpable and paid $12 million to buy all existing copies of the film.  Though the link between the location and the cancers that cannot be definitely proven, experts argue that the preponderance of cases goes beyond mere coincidence.   MIDROLL   My grandmother had a lovely cross-stitched sampler above her fireplace with a quote that I really took to heart and have carried with me through my life, “Everything happens for a reason.  Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.”  … I wish my grandma had a sense of humor like that.  Every movie that fails does so for a reason.  Several, usually, a veritable swarm of failure bees, ready to sting the audience right in the brain and the studio right in its wallet.  And sometimes, that sting is fatal.  For the studio, I mean.  I don't know of any cases where someone died because the movie they were watching was so bad it killed them.  At least that gives Tommy Wiseau something to reach for.   Like we saw with the banking crisis, there is no such thing as ‘too big to fail' in Hollywood, either.  Take Eddie Murphy, for example.  He was already established for his roles in 48 Hrs and Trading places before 1984's Beverly Hills Cop.  [sfx axel f]  I'll risk the copyright strike, I don't care.  If Hollywood were a lady, she was throwing her panties at Murphy until around, let's call it 1995's Vampire in Brooklyn.  Since then, for every Shrek, there are three Norberts, or one Pluto Nash.  Did you see this fart bomb of a movie when it came out in 2002?  Yeah, neither did anyone else.  His first foray into live-action family comedies stank like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years war.  The sci-fi comedy (and we use the term loosely) didn't receive one breath of praise, with everyone lambasting the script, humour, acting and visual effects.  And they dragged poor Rasario Dawson into it.  Its 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it all, though the audience gave it 19%.  One of the biggest box-office flops ever, the movie had a $100 million production budget but earned only $7.1 million at theaters worldwide, meaning it lost a whopping $92.9 million.   Sometimes the likely cause for a movie's failure is staring us all right in the face, but it feels like no one talked about, even though we *alllll talked about it, the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘are you sure there's nothing else in the bottom of this barrel' elephant in the room, 2013's The Lone Ranger.  Depp was joined by fellow Pirates of the Caribbean alums Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and the House of Mouse must have felt confident this wonder trio could bring home the gold.  Yeah, no.  The production ran into trouble, costs escalated and the whole thing was nearly shut down before it was completed.  When it finally hit cinema screens, The Lone Ranger was slammed by critics and shunned by audiences. [sfx it stinks]  But it did still manage to garner two Oscar nominations, for 'Visual Effects' and 'Makeup and Hairstyling.'  Must have been a light year.  The Lone Ranger lost almost Pluto Nash's production budget, being in the red by $98 million.   If you look at film losses as the ratio of budget to loss, you've got to tip your hat to  2016's Monster Trucks.  Paramount hoped to launch a franchise, because there is literally no other way to run a movie studio, but kids can be as fickle with their entertainment options as they are with the sides on their dinner plate.  The $125m CGI romp's opening barely scraped over $10 million at the box office, meaning a loss of $115 million.  If it needed to be said, this section is about films with wide releases and big ad budgets.  Projects from smaller producers have a riskier time with it.  When my (GRRM doc, five tickets at Byrd).   If you look up the lowest-grossing film of all time, you'll find a film that was mentioned in the scam health retreat episode To Your Health (Spa) (ep. 101), but it happened on purpose, from a certain point of view.  2006's Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, in a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000.  The filmmakers wanted a limited release.  They didn't want to release the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, buuut they had to do the domestic release to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films.  Low-budget is actually quantified as those with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not meant to be direct-to-video.  That strategy made Zyzzyx Road the lowest-grossing film in history; officially, it earned a whopping box office tally of $30, from six patrons.  Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20, after the leading man refunded two tickets to the movie's makeup artist and the friend she brought. Lots of films fail, happens every day, but some films fail so spectacularly, they take the whole studio down with them, sometimes nearly and sometimes very actually..  Students of movie history with a penchant for disasters know all about 1963's Cleopatra, starring disserviacably diva-ish Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The period epic had such a disjointed production that actors sometimes didn't know which scenes were being shot until they arrived on set that day.  With a budget swelling uncontrollably to $44 million, the largest at the time, equivalent to $392mil today, the movie faced a real uphill battle to break even, let alone turn a profit.  Movie tickets cost $.85 then and there was no home video market, so 20th Century Fox would have needed to have sold 56 million tickets to stay in the black.  Quick google, the population of the US was 190 million at the time, so...yeah, ain't gonna happen, Cap'n.  They were pretty much screwed.  Cleopatra holds the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing film that year that lost money.  Although the studio didn't fold, Fox was forced to sell off 300 acres of its lot and postpone other productions to avoid permanently closing its doors.  Cleopatra did eventually recoup its budget with foreign distribution, but 1964's historical epic The Fall of the Roman Empire wasn't so lucky.  Samuel Bronston Productions spent a fortune re-creating the 92,000-square meter Roman Forum that once served as the heart of the ancient city, in turn building Hollywood's largest ever outdoor set.  It had Sophia Loren in it, for gods sake.  Do you know what she looked like in 1964?!  Sadly, Fall of the Roman Empire only managed to earn back a quarter of its $19 million budget.  Just three months after its release, Bronston's own empire fell, into bankruptcy.   Speaking of big decisions at Fox, one of the people who greenlit Star Wars was Alan Ladd Jr, who left to form his own studio, Ladd Company.  For my British listeners, feel free to pause and imagine an all-lad movie studio, oi-oi, we'll wait.  The Ladd Company pursued ambitious projects like The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe's book about the early days of the space program.  That was a big hit, wasn't it?  I never saw it, but it has good name recognition.  While critics sang its praises and it won four Oscars, The Right Stuff failed to find an audience at the box office.  The same thing happened with Twice Upon a Time, an animated feature executive produced by George Lucas, which did *not have good name recognition and when I do a Google image search, it doesn't look even 1% familiar.  Even though they still had Police Academy in the chute, the Ladd Company was forced to sell its assets to Warner Bros.   Speaking of name recognition, even films that are iconic these days bombed big time when they came out.  Try to imagine TV in December without every single channel running Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life at least twice.  Trivia fans, which should be every one here, already know that IAWL did not do well on release --a release in January, it's worth mentioning, which may have been part of the problem-- before lapsing into the public domain and being shown by every tv station needing content on the cheap.  Hell, there was a local station where I grew up in north-east PA that used a jingle of the phrase “IAWL” as their tagline.  The same thing ‘why would you even do that' release date misstep happened with Hocus Pocus, actually.  It was released originally in July, well before social media made loving Halloween a major personality trait, then Disney sat on the movie for over a year before putting it out on home video the next September.  Back to 1946, It's a Wonderful Life's disappointing performance was devastating for Capra, who had actually opened his own production studio, Liberty Films.  Capra and fellow filmmakers George Stevens and William Wyler were trying to free themselves from meddling from studio executives' meddling, but their professional freedom was short-lived.  With no track record, Liberty Films needed the film to get them to live up to Capra's usual standards of success.  It didn't, as we've established, and Capra was forced to sell Liberty to Paramount and work for someone else.   If you've been saying, I haven't heard of half of these people, how about Francis Ford Coppola?  Coppola shapes the landscape of 1970s cinema.  Ever hear of The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now?  Yeah, thought so.  The '80s, however, not so much.  His first movie of the decade, One From the Heart, spent the majority of its high budget on pioneering visual techniques and a faithful recreation of Nevada's McCarran International Airport.  He's a details guy.  But fans of his earlier, dark, gritty, hyper-masculine work were left completely baffled when they sat down for a Coppola movie and found themselves in a candy-colored Vegas musical rom-com.   The film failed to pull in even a million dollars against its budget of $27mil.  Coppola's own studio, Zoetrope, never recovered from the financial loss.   Speaking of film legends who stumble headlong into bankruptcy, we present  for the consideration of several readers, Don Bluth.  Bluth left his job as an animator at Disney in 1979 to create the animation department for 20th Century Fox.  We're talking The Secret of N.I.M.H, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Bluth and crew at Fox Animation put those out while Disney delivered disappointing efforts like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company.   But Disney found its footing again with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and they've been unquestionably unstoppable ever since.  In 1997, Bluth released the critically acclaimed Anastasia; less than three years later, the studio was done.  In June 2000, Titan A.E. hit theaters, a lush, traditionally-animated movie with great character designs and solid casting and acting that flew through space and braved alien worlds.  It wasn't a bad movie.  For some reason, despite having a hysterically bad memory, I can still remember the chorus of the song from the big ‘let's do cool things with the ship' sequence.  Titan AE hit theaters, but not, ya know, hard.  Fox Animation spent $85 million on the film targeted at a teen audience, who are not a big enough segment of the broader animation-viewing market.  It earned $9 million on its opening weekend and the following *week, Fox announced it was closing the studio.  The writing had already been on the wall.  In December 1999, executives forced Bluth to lay off 80% of his animators after the box office bonanza that was the CGI Toy Story 2 led Fox execs to conclude that hand-drawn animation was on the way out.   Prior performance is no predictor of future success.  The Land Before Time didn't help Bluth with Titan AE, and not even the freaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with its many Oscars, could save New Line Cinema.  From its creation in the 1970s and even after Warner Bros. bought a controlling stake, New Line Cinema was a mid-major movie studio that acted like an indie, taking chances on edgy, quirky movies like Pink Flamingos, Boogie Nights, and Mortal Kombat.  If you don't think MK belongs in those examples, the only video game movies had been Street Fighter, blargh, Double Dragon, yawn, and Super Mario Brothers, a veritable kick in the nards to be gamers and moviegoers.   Four years after The Return of the King ended the LOTR trilogy...eventually... New Line wanted another fantasy series cash cow, and it looked to The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman's first entry in the His Dark Materials trilogy.  New Line pumped $200 million on the project, more than it had spent on The Lord of the Rings.  To offset production costs, the company pre-sold the overseas rights, essentially getting an advance, meaning that when the film hit theaters outside of North America, they wouldn't see any more money.  That made profit virtually impossible... as did the film's relatively small $70 million domestic take.  Thus Warner Bros. absorbed New Line into its existing film production divisions, well, 10% of the studio.  The other 90% got sacked.   Sources: get ones from book https://www.triviagenius.com/5-movies-that-lost-the-most-money/XtY_ghx5DQAG1g4j https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643698/movies-that-bankrupted-studios https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/86201/6-movies-ruined-their-studios https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a843659/expensive-movie-flops-bombs-box-office-failure-justice-league/ https://chillopedia.com/15-movies-that-killed-careers/  

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The_C.O.W.S.
The C.O.W.S. Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing Part 7 #AntiAsianViolence

The_C.O.W.S.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021


The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing. One of the most critically acclaimed movie-makers of all time, Woody Allen is a New York City and entertainment icon. In addition to his flicks, he's an acclaimed comedian, a concert-playing musician, and bestselling author - Apropos of Nothing being his most recent text. Published in 2020, the autobiography recounts his life, entertainment career, and "romance" with Soon-Yi Previn. In addition to being non-white, adopted/abducted from Vietnam, and thirty-five years younger than Allen, Previn was Allen's stepchild. Despite a damning Child Protective Services investigation and years of allegations of child rape and sexual abuse of children, Allen remains beloved my hoards of Whites. We'll examine this work for what it reveals about White culture. During our last reading, Allen finally details his relationship with Mia Farrow and how he and Soon-Yi became a couple. Allen insists that he was duped by Farrow's blue-eyed feminine wiles. He describes her White family members as criminal scofflaws, while asserting that he had more traditional family roots and no unlawful relatives. Allen writes as if readers forgot him describing his family's gang-banging connections and love of firearms. Allen then details his budding attraction to Soon-Yi while hanging out at Knicks's basketball games. Woody tells us that he and Soon-Yi became intimate after she started college - and was of legal consenting age. He describes the "lust filled beginnings of their romance" - which led to a nude photoshoot with Soon-Yi. Allen goes extra hard with the insistence that he's just a dumb, ignorant, stupid, dolt. #ChildRape INVEST in The COWS – http://paypal.me/TheCOWS Cash App: https://cash.app/$TheCOWS CALL IN NUMBER: 720.716.7300 CODE: 564943#

Black Talk Radio Network
The C.O.W.S. Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing Part 7 #AntiAsianViolence

Black Talk Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021


Thursday, September 16th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing. One of the most critically acclaimed movie-makers of all time, Woody Allen is a New York City and entertainment icon. In addition to his flicks, he's an acclaimed comedian, a concert-playing musician, and bestselling author - Apropos of Nothing being his most recent text. Published in 2020, the autobiography recounts his life, entertainment career, and "romance" with Soon-Yi Previn. In addition to being non-white, adopted/abducted from Vietnam, and thirty-five years younger than Allen, Previn was Allen's stepchild. Despite a damning Child Protective Services investigation and years of allegations of child rape and sexual abuse of children, Allen remains beloved my hoards of Whites. We'll examine this work for what it reveals about White culture. During our last reading, Allen finally details his relationship with Mia Farrow and how he and Soon-Yi became a couple. Allen insists that he was duped by Farrow's blue-eyed feminine wiles. He describes her White family members as criminal scofflaws, while asserting that he had more traditional family roots and no unlawful relatives. Allen writes as if readers forgot him describing his family's gang-banging connections and love of firearms. Allen then details his budding attraction to Soon-Yi while hanging out at Knicks's basketball games. Woody tells us that he and Soon-Yi became intimate after she started college - and was of legal consenting age. He describes the "lust filled beginnings of their romance" - which led to a nude photoshoot with Soon-Yi. Allen goes extra hard with the insistence that he's just a dumb, ignorant, stupid, dolt. #ChildRape   INVEST in The COWS – paypal.me/TheCOWS Invest in The C.O.W.S. - Cash App: http://Cash.App/$TheCOWS   The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners - Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.    TUNE IN! Phone: 1-720-716-7300 - Access Code 564943# Hit star *6 & 1 to enter caller cue

Black Talk Radio Network
The C.O.W.S. Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing Part 7 #AntiAsianViolence

Black Talk Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 185:00


Thursday, September 16th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing. One of the most critically acclaimed movie-makers of all time, Woody Allen is a New York City and entertainment icon. In addition to his flicks, he's an acclaimed comedian, a concert-playing musician, and bestselling author - Apropos of Nothing being his most recent text. Published in 2020, the autobiography recounts his life, entertainment career, and "romance" with Soon-Yi Previn. In addition to being non-white, adopted/abducted from Vietnam, and thirty-five years younger than Allen, Previn was Allen's stepchild. Despite a damning Child Protective Services investigation and years of allegations of child rape and sexual abuse of children, Allen remains beloved my hoards of Whites. We'll examine this work for what it reveals about White culture. During our last reading, Allen finally details his relationship with Mia Farrow and how he and Soon-Yi became a couple. Allen insists that he was duped by Farrow's blue-eyed feminine wiles. He describes her White family members as criminal scofflaws, while asserting that he had more traditional family roots and no unlawful relatives. Allen writes as if readers forgot him describing his family's gang-banging connections and love of firearms. Allen then details his budding attraction to Soon-Yi while hanging out at Knicks's basketball games. Woody tells us that he and Soon-Yi became intimate after she started college - and was of legal consenting age. He describes the "lust filled beginnings of their romance" - which led to a nude photoshoot with Soon-Yi. Allen goes extra hard with the insistence that he's just a dumb, ignorant, stupid, dolt. #ChildRape   INVEST in The COWS – paypal.me/TheCOWS Invest in The C.O.W.S. - Cash App: http://Cash.App/$TheCOWS   The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners - Vict

Black Talk Radio Network
The C.O.W.S. Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing Part 6 #AntiAsianViolence

Black Talk Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021


Thursday, September 9th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Woody Allen confirms romance with Mia Farrow's adopted daugther Soon-Yi Previn. Published August 18, 1992. The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 5th study session on Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing. One of the most critically acclaimed movie-makers of all time, Woody Allen is a New York City and entertainment icon. In addition to his flicks, he's a celebrated comedian, a concert-playing musician, and bestselling author - Apropos of Nothing being his most recent book. Published in 2020, the text recounts his life, celebrated career, and "romance" with Soon-Yi Previn. In addition to being non-white, adopted/abducted from Vietnam, and decades younger than Allen, Previn was Allen's stepchild. Despite a damning Child Protective Services investigation and years of allegations of child rape and sexual abuse of children, Allen remains beloved my hoards of Whites. We'll examine this work for what it reveals about White culture. During our last reading, Allen went on the defensive, challenging allegations that he's sexually attracted to young girls. While citing his record of dating age appropriate women, he details his courting of Diane Keaton, who starred in the Godfather saga. Allen lets us know he "dated" Keaton's two other sisters as well. He clarifies his priorities saying he was "obsessed with gangsters, baseball players, jazz musicians, and Bob Hope movies." Not young girls. Importantly, Gus maintains Allen fetishizes black male musicians and basketball players throughout the text, so his admission should be thought about. #ChildRape   INVEST in The COWS – paypal.me/TheCOWS Invest in The C.O.W.S. - Cash App: http://Cash.App/$TheCOWS   The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners - Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.    TUNE IN! Phone: 1-720-716-7300 - Access Code 564943# Hit star *6 & 1 to enter caller cue

Black Talk Radio Network
The C.O.W.S. Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing Part 6 #AntiAsianViolence

Black Talk Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 186:00


Thursday, September 9th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific Woody Allen confirms romance with Mia Farrow's adopted daugther Soon-Yi Previn. Published August 18, 1992. The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 5th study session on Woody Allen's Apropos of Nothing. One of the most critically acclaimed movie-makers of all time, Woody Allen is a New York City and entertainment icon. In addition to his flicks, he's a celebrated comedian, a concert-playing musician, and bestselling author - Apropos of Nothing being his most recent book. Published in 2020, the text recounts his life, celebrated career, and "romance" with Soon-Yi Previn. In addition to being non-white, adopted/abducted from Vietnam, and decades younger than Allen, Previn was Allen's stepchild. Despite a damning Child Protective Services investigation and years of allegations of child rape and sexual abuse of children, Allen remains beloved my hoards of Whites. We'll examine this work for what it reveals about White culture. During our last reading, Allen went on the defensive, challenging allegations that he's sexually attracted to young girls. While citing his record of dating age appropriate women, he details his courting of Diane Keaton, who starred in the Godfather saga. Allen lets us know he "dated" Keaton's two other sisters as well. He clarifies his priorities saying he was "obsessed with gangsters, baseball players, jazz musicians, and Bob Hope movies." Not young girls. Importantly, Gus maintains Allen fetishizes black male musicians and basketball players throughout the text, so his admission should be thought about. #ChildRape   INVEST in The COWS – paypal.me/TheCOWS Invest in The C.O.W.S. - Cash App: http://Cash.App/$TheCOWS   The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners - Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man.    

Film at Fifty
See No Evil with Meagan Navarro (Bloody Disgusting)

Film at Fifty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 61:07


Meagan Navarro from Bloody Disgusting joins Brian for a discussion of the 1971 horror film SEE NO EVIL, starring Mia Farrow. They also talk about Farrow's career and pick her three best films!SEE NO EVIL is available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/37INMVPFollow the podcast at filmatfifty.com and @filmatfifty on social media, and please leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also email Film at Fifty at fiftyyearsagoinfilm@gmail.com!

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Greg Mullavey Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 103:21


Some dreams really do come true. It may take 40+ years, but SO WHAT?!? Greg Mullavey, Greg Mullavey was worth the wait. A die-hard Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman fan, who missed nary a one of the 325 episodes, which in 1977, pre VCRs, and COVID, when I actually had a life and did stuff, required some effort and diehard devotion, spent today in fangirl heaven. Best part, Greg exceeded all of my very high expectations. Having heard how lovely he is, witnessing his grace first hand, his exemplary social conscience, his authenticity, warmth, thoughtfulness, intelligence, off-the-charts talent, and generosity of spirit moved me… more like blew me away. We talked about Fernwood, of course. His audition with Louise Lasser, to being cast by creator Norman Lear and director, Joan Darling… Mary Kay Place, Dabney Coleman, Graham Jarvis, Dody Goodman, the genuine laughs and fun of it all. We circled back to growing up in Buffalo NY with his major league ballplaying father, Greg Mulleavy, a White and Red Sox, to coaching the Brooklyn and then LA Dodgers, playing baseball himself, only discovering theatre in the Army, where everything turned on a dime. Greg tells the tale with passion and flare. Starting out in theatre in NY, working his way to Hollywood, parts on Bonanza, and loads of other shows before landing as Tom Hartman, the career and life changer. Studying, always studying (still today), in-class with Nicholson, Hopper, and Harry Dean Stanton, meeting Meredith MacRae, their idyllic love story which played out off-screen and on. His father-in-law, Gordon MacRae, hot tubing with Jennifer Jones, working with Natalie Wood, Richard Burton, Mia Farrow, how approaches the work, and teaches it to others. Throughout Greg's great storytelling he pulled out dialect after dialect, all delivered flawlessly, without effect. Such mastery of craft. I can't wait to witness his return to the stage, post-pandemic. Out here auditioning, I sure hope he lands something worthy of his talents with lotsa meat. I wanna watch and savor. Greg's acting is high art. So is his humanity. Food for the COVID crazy soul, Greg shared his health regimens––supplements, nutrients, and meditation, to his thoughts on masking and vaxxing. He's the whole package, brains, heart, soul, and talent out the wazoo. For this fangirl, I'm floating over the rainbow tonight. Tom Hartman lives! More importantly, so does Greg Mullavey. Greg Mullavey Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Wed, 8/18/21, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/3AVl3K4 All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables,of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for tresses like the stars she coifs, and regular people, like me. I love my hair, and I love Nicole. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt

Girls, Guts, & Giallo
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Part I

Girls, Guts, & Giallo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 105:44


I'm back! You've all been so patient so you're in for a real treat. Comedienne and podcaster Lucé Tomlin-Brenner joins me once again for a detailed discussion of Rosemary's Baby. It is perhaps one of the most famous horror films of all time, shrouded in mysterious curses and dark 1960s counterculture history. We discuss reckoning with Roman Polanski's legacy of artistry and misogyny as feminist survivors, the occult boom of the late 1960s, why Mia Farrow upsets me, Charles Manson, and so much more. If you like what I do and you miss weekly episodes, consider signing up for my Patreon at Patreon.com/GirlsGutsGiallo where I post bonus content and host screenings. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/girlsgutsgiallo/support

The World Is Wrong
...about High Society (1956)

The World Is Wrong

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 116:52


A haunted film that's also one of the greatest musicals, written by one of the greatest songwriters, featuring some of the greatest singers with one of the greatest instrumentalists of all time. Directed by Charles Walter and based upon “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry. Music by Cole Porter. Arranged by Nelson Riddle and others. Starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm & Louis Armstrong with his All-Stars. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: “High Society” is underrated as a film musical, and totally unappreciated as a document of the moment before rock and roll changed everything. Find all of our episodes at www.theworldiswrongpodcast.com Follow us on Instagram @theworldiswrongpodcast Check out: The Director's Wall with Bryan Connolly & AJ Gonzalez & The Radio8Ball Show hosted by Andras Jones See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bad Movies Worse Reviews
Supergirl (1984)

Bad Movies Worse Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 86:11


From Popeyes and Glamour Shots comes a film featuring Razzie Nominated and Oscar Winning Actress Faye Dunaway….'s eyes. The guys (Bar'El, Ben, Bracken, Nate and producer, Danny) discuss this Superman franchise spinoff and why Bracken loves it so much. Starring Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole, Peter Cook, Brenda Vaccaro and Mia Farrow. But just because Bracken holds it as a guilty pleasure doesn't mean it is a clear recommend. The guys will discuss whether or not this movie is worth watching with your friends. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BMWRPodcast or email us at BMWRPodcast@gmail.com Supergirl (1984) was Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, Produced by Timothy Burrill and Illya Salkind, Written By David Odell, Otto Binder, and Al Plastino.

What Happens in the Crypt
53: Rosemary's Baby (1968) Roman Polanski had Mia Farrow walk into real traffic

What Happens in the Crypt

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 32:17


This movie has a lot of interesting behind the scenes from it being shot right near where John Lennon was killed to Roman Polanski's interesting directing techniques...Please comment and let us know what you think. Don't forget every review and follow helps!Check us out on instagram @whathappensinthecrypt or Twitter @WHITC_Official

Real Crime Profile
Interview with Professor Joan Meier (‘Allen vs Farrow' - Part 7)

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 54:10


We continue our talk with Professor Joan Meier who appeared in the HBO Docuseries "Allen v Farrow". She explains how "Parental Alienation" was used in the custody case against Mia Farrow and how common that tactic is in Family Court. It is important to note that Woody Allen has denied all allegations against him and he has never been charged nor convicted of any crime. Trigger warning: This episode will contain clips from the PBS docuseries "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories" which Prof. Meier also appeared in. There are explicit descriptions of child sex abuse that are very disturbing. Please be warned. The clips will be heard when we come out of our ad breaks. #victimsmatter#dylanfarrow#miafarrow#woodyallen#janedoefilms#allenvfarrow#dvleap#professorjoanmeierWe are so grateful to our sponsors for this week's episode:CONTEXT LEARNING - If you love travel and learning you're going to love Context Learning. With Context, you'll learn about the destinations you plan to visit before you get there. It's like getting insider knowledge of the ‘go to' places for your next big trip long before you even hop on a plane.Context runs LIVE, expert-led courses and virtual tours around the globe. In a given day, you can uncover ancient Rome with an Archaeologist, go behind the velvet rope in the Louvre with an art expert, or walk the streets of Saint Petersburg with a local guide— all from home.: For a limited time, when you buy one virtual tour, you'll get a second tour free when you use promo code REALCRIME at www.contextlearning.com.THIRDLOVE - It's time to break up with your bad bra and fall in love with better bras and underwear. Your boobs deserve it! ThirdLove is changing the game when it comes to comfort and style for all of your everyday essentials. From loungewear and wireless styles, to their #1 rated 24/7™ Classic T-Shirt bra, they're creating the ultimate shopping experience. Every ThirdLove bra is made with signature memory foam cups, no-slip straps, and a scratch-free band — from cups AA–I, including half-cups, and bands 30–48. Go to www.THIRDLOVE.com/REALCRIME now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 20% off your first purchase! HAPPY DANCE - Happy Dance premium CBD skincare from Kristen Bell is a great way to give yourself some well deserved self care. It's like rubbing a sense of "it's going to be okay" right into your skin. Try their Whipped CBD Body Butter, their ultra-calming CBD Bath Balm or their multi-purpose CBD Coconut Melt. Get 15% off your first Happy Dance order by going to www.doahappydance.com/realcrime

K-Drama School
K-Drama School - Ep 22: Reply 1997 and Never-ending Learning with Julayne Lee

K-Drama School

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 111:09


[Spoiler Alert] Marisa Llamas (@llamedycentral on Instagram) makes a guest co-host appearance to answer some flashcard questions based on Reply 1997 (2012, tvN). Grace discusses Reply 1997, and how wrong it is that Netflix and Kocowa remove or replace music cues in certain Korean dramas they distribute. Grace then has a chat with Julyane Lee (@julayneelle on Twitter) who is the author of Not My White Savior. They talk about South Korea's adoption issue, racism from white adoptive parents, Mia Farrow, Soonyi Previn, diversity work, poetry, education, the act of "calling-in," and the importance of freeing Black bodies from injustice. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more. Next week, we discuss Fated to Love You (2014, MBC).

Real Crime Profile
"Allen v. Farrow" - Part 5

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 45:50


We continue our coverage of the case of Dylan Farrow. Jim talks about the limited choices the Connecticut prosecutor Frank Maco had when deciding whether or not to bring charges against Woody Allen for the alleged sexual abuse of Dylan. Laura is puzzled as to why Judge Wilkes ruling in the child custody battle (in favor of Mia Farrow) did not get more publicity and allow Mia to change the narrative put forth by Woody Allen. Lisa talks about why a child who experiences sexual abuse might recant or not want to continue talking about the events after disclosure. The partial clips you will hear in today's episode where sourced from the following:CLIP #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohQ_0CgYvPsCLIP #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yuhDaWHp1UCLIP #4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxZkkWCKwdo&t=74sWe are so grateful to our sponsor:UPSTART - Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan -- all online. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to www.upstart.com/realcrimeLoan amounts will be determined based on your credit, income and certain other information provided in your loan application ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CRIME ANALYST - Tune into Laura Richard's podcast Crime Analyst as she honors "The Forgotten Victims" and corrects the narrative with her explosive findings about the murders of women in the North of England in the 1970s and 80s. . Be curious, ask questions and always trust your instincts. www.crime-analyst.com KILLER CASTING PODCAST - Join Lisa and her trusty co-hosts as she breaks down the thrilling new HBO Original Series "Mare of Easttown", starring Kate Winslet, Jean Smart and Guy Pearce. We take apart this emotional, far-from-usual, detective series that punches you right in the gut each and every episode. Tune into www.killercastingpod.com or go to wherever you listen to your podcasts including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Or click here for the latest show! https://killercasting.libsyn.com

Mean Book Club
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Mean Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 76:32


Waddup book nerds! This week we’re reading Peyton Place by Grace Metalious - aka the 60s soap opera starring Mia Farrow! This 1956 sexy romp was a New York Times bestseller before it even hit bookstores! Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast (almost) every Tuesday!Here’s the book list for Season 11:Bridgerton By Julia QuinnThe Wives By Tarryn FisherPeyton Place By Grace MetaliousThe Vanishing Half By Brit BennettThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck By Mark MansonThe Wife Upstairs By Rachel HawkinsBig Magic By Elizabeth GIlbertThe Hunger Games By Suzanne CollinsSend any future book suggestions to meanbookclub@gmail.com! Follow us on the socials @meanbookclub!Rate, like, subscribe, and check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/meanbookclub to become a true patron of the mean arts.CREDITS:Hosted by Sarah Burton, Clara Morris, Johnna Scrabis, & Sabrina B. Jordan.This episode was produced by Clara Morris and edited by Sarah Burton.Special thanks to FSM Team for our theme song, "Parkour Introvert." You can get it here: https://www.free-stock-music.com

Real Crime Profile
"Allen v. Farrow" - Part 4

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 40:43


We continue our deep dive into the case of Dylan Farrow using the framework of the HBO docu-series “Allen v Farrow” along with the accompanying podcast with Amy Zierling, Kirby Dick and Amy Herdy. Jim and Laura review the taped telephone recordings between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. Lisa talks about her experience as a casting director trying to coach children to say lines (ie how difficult it is to get them to say horrific things that did not really happen to them). #victimsmatter#webelieveyoudylan#HernameisDylanFarrow#HernameisMiaFarrowWe are grateful to the following sponsors who are supporting this episode. BETTER HELP - Visit betterhelp.com/realcrime and join the over 1,000,000 people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for Real Crime Profile listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/realcrimeID TECH VIRTUAL TECH CAMPS - Get your child excited for the future -- equip them with the tools to thrive when they get there. Visit www.idtech.com/realcrime today to reserve your child's spot and be sure to enter PROMO CODE: REALCRIME to receive $100 off ID Tech's Virtual Tech Camps!BEST FIENDS - Download the 5 star-rated puzzle game, Best Fiends today on the App Store or Google Play. That's FRIENDS without the R - Best Fiends!KILLER CASTING PODCAST - On the next Killer Casting, Lisa and the boys break down the latest episode of the amazing HBO Max series "Mare of Easttown" starring Kate Winslet as a police detective determined to solve the murder of a young teenaged mother. You can find Killer Casting on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your pods! https://killercasting.libsyn.comCrime AnalystEp #21 Special Report from the Intelligence Cell: The Final Frontier of the Domestic Abuse Act and Serial Perpetrators, Part 2.Laura concludes her update regarding the serial domestic abusers and stalkers campaign, #Amendment42, and the Domestic Abuse Act, which received Royal Assent on April 29th. Laura highlights what’s included in the new Act and what was missed. https://www.crime-analyst.com/episodes/

The Reel Appeal
Episode 98 - Monster Rash, Mon!

The Reel Appeal

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 104:27


Hey everyone! We have something special this week! Our Geriatric Cinematic is Akira Kurasawa's Rashomon. We chose it to go along with Netflix's Monster for our Recent Review. Both films cover perspective, so we thought those might pair well together.  In the news, we cover Knives Out 2 casting, Little Demon starring Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza coming to FXX, and minor Venom plot particulars. Variety Time is an extension of the news as we go into detail about what's going down with the Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Next week's show is the one we've been waiting to do for months! Our Recent Review will be Saint Maud and we tag team that 1968's Rosemary's Baby. You can find the A24 movie streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime on May 13th and the Mia Farrow classic film available to rent on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and other On-Demand services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News -  3:09 Monster (2021) - 14:50 Spoilers - 28:31 Variety Time - Big Trouble at the Golden Globes - 51:05 Geriatric Cinematic - Rashomon (1950) - 1:08:48

Killing Your Darlings
KYD 096 - The Last Unicorn

Killing Your Darlings

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 73:07


Well, darlings, this one has been a long time comin'! Our beloved substitute co-host, Kate Holland, has been asking Chrysten to be a guest for this movie since this podcast was in short pants!  And now, after all these years, the time has come!  Get ready, darlings, for...The Last Unicorn! When a beautiful, young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that the rest of her kind have been driven into the ocean by a frightening Red Bull belonging to a cruel king in a faraway land, she leaves the safety of her forest to try and find them.  Helped along the way by a bumbling magician named Schmendrick (Alan Arkin) and a gruff matron named Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes), the trio make their way to the castle of King Haggard (Christopher Lee).  But when they encounter the Red Bull on the road, Schmendrick transforms the unicorn into a human woman to hide her from the bull.  But as she spends more time in her womanly form, the unicorn starts to lose sight of her quest and her true self! This movie was a fave of both Kate and Chrysten as youngsters...but will they, like the unicorn, lose sight of their true feelings?  Join us and find out!  And don't forget to RATE, REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE!

Misconnected with Imani Kaliid
“Allen v. Farrow”: HBO Max’s Docuseries is Disturbing and Dark | Ep. 57

Misconnected with Imani Kaliid

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 16:31


I watched HBO Max’s four-part docuseries exploring the sexual abuse scandal tied to filmmaker Woody Allen as alleged by ex-girlfriend and actress Mia Farrow. Hear my take on this dark and disturbing story.

Find Your Film
Gunda, Sugar Daddy, Jakob's Wife and The Haunting of Julia

Find Your Film

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 71:50


All three of us review Gunda, a movie that is accurately described as "experiential cinema." Eric Holmes loved the Kelly McCormack headlined feature Sugar Daddy, and Bruce Purkey recommends the Mia Farrow chiller The Haunting of Julia. We also review Barbara Crampton's new film Jakob's Wife! Support FYF by checking out these movies via our Amazon links (we get a small commission). Join our CinemAddicts Facebook Group! Bruce Purkey's reviews are on Rustomire. Follow Eric Holmes on Twitter! We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  

Reflections of a DJ
Episode 180: Roaring 20's

Reflections of a DJ

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 69:15


Episode 180: Roaring 20's On this week’s episode of the @RoadPodcast, the crew give their feedback on the latest @VerzuzTV battle featuring @EarthWindAndFire, @TheIsleyBrothers, and @IamSteveHarveyTV (00:42). They speak on @DMX’s contributions to Hip-Hop (5:50) and explain why last week's episode featuring @DJCarisma had to be taken down and re-edited (11:02). The crew give some warnings and advice before traveling to Vegas (15:32) and review @MrEddieHuang’s new @BoogieMovie (23:03) and the #WoodyAllen vs #MiaFarrow docuseries on @HBO (31:17). With Vegas nightclubs slowly opening and DJs going back to work, the fellas speak on being physically and mentally ready for the nightlife grind (41:45) and predict 2021 to mirror the “Roaring 20’s” 100 years ago after the Spanish Flu (47:55).

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
Comic Jessica Kirson, Woody Allen’s Girlfriend & Varsity Blues

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 73:00


Comedian Jessica Kirson thought she had seen it all as a touring stand up comic but her story of working for Bethenny Frankel tops it all. She also shares about her new documentary on Hulu “Hysterical” about female comics and our journey in the business over the last few decades.  Heather gets in Varsity Blues on Netflix and how the criminals are being exposed all over again. Deadly Illusions is the best worst movie you’ll ever see. Woody Allen’s girlfriend of 7 years shared her story of pursuing him at 16 and having threesomes with Mia Farrow. Plus RHONJ Theresa’s voice is weird, the latest on Sharon Osborne and Sharon Stone’s memoir.  Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop More: https://heathermcdonald.net  SPONSORS and DEALS: American-Giant.com Promo Code "JUICY" for 15% off TryNOM.com/juicy Perduefarms.com/JUICY Ziprecruiter.com/juicy KiwiCo.com promo code JUICY WWW.beautyblender.com promo code JUICY for 20% SleepNumber.com/Juicy Apartments.com Betterhelp.com/Heather   Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
Comic Jessica Kirson, Woody Allen's Girlfriend & Varsity Blues

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 73:00


Comedian Jessica Kirson thought she had seen it all as a touring stand up comic but her story of working for Bethenny Frankel tops it all. She also shares about her new documentary on Hulu “Hysterical” about female comics and our journey in the business over the last few decades. Heather gets in Varsity Blues on Netflix and how the criminals are being exposed all over again. Deadly Illusions is the best worst movie you'll ever see. Woody Allen's girlfriend of 7 years shared her story of pursuing him at 16 and having threesomes with Mia Farrow. Plus RHONJ Theresa's voice is weird, the latest on Sharon Osborne and Sharon Stone's memoir. Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop More: https://heathermcdonald.net SPONSORS and DEALS: American-Giant.com Promo Code "JUICY" for 15% off TryNOM.com/juicy Perduefarms.com/JUICY Ziprecruiter.com/juicy KiwiCo.com promo code JUICY WWW.beautyblender.com promo code JUICY for 20% SleepNumber.com/Juicy Apartments.com Betterhelp.com/Heather Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop

Without A Country
Ep 62: No One's More Sick Than Straight Women

Without A Country

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 143:45


Comedians Corinne Fisher and Shayne Smith discuss the fourth episode of HBO's "Allen v. Farrow", an NYC school working on inclusive language, the data on the rising number of Asian hate crimes, the Catholic Church not acknowledging same sex unions so much more!Air Date: 3/16/21**PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW ON iTUNES & SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL**WHERE YOU CAN ANNOY US:Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGalShayne Smith: @ShaydozerExecutive Producer: @IAmAlexScarAssociate Producer: @TheMHarringtonResearch Assistant: Emily RogersSpecial Thanks: @GaSDigitalSupport Our Sponsors:Check out FUMessential.com and use promo code WAC10 to get 10% off a great natural and non-addictive replacement for smoking, vaping and nicotine addictions.- Go to BluBlox.com/WAC for 15% off with Free Worldwide Shipping (or simply enter promo code WAC at checkout on their website!) Fans over the age of 21: Visit HempireDirect.com (or CLICK THIS LINK to download the Hempire Direct use promo code Use promo code GASFLOWER for 50% off any of their Delta-8 bud! App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hempire-direct/id1535281427?ign-mpt=uo%3D4).You can watch Without A Country LIVE for FREE every Tuesday at 7:00pm at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live. Once you're there, sign up for GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code WAC to receive a 14 Day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!GUUUUUUURL!!Wild Ending To the Woody Allen Documentary Serieshttps://www.showbiz411.com/2021/02/17/hbo-doc-about-woody-allen-mia-farrow-ignores-mias-3-dead-kids-her-child-molester-brother-other-family-tragediesNY School Pushing For More Inclusive Languagehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/03/10/nyc-school-encourages-kids-to-stop-using-words-mom-dad/amp/BURIED HEADLINEA Tale of 2 Radicalizationshttps://www.npr.org/2021/03/15/972498203/a-tale-of-2-radicalizationsSTORIESRacism Against Asian Americans On The Rise LIBhttps://www.vox.com/22308407/attacks-asian-americans-policeCONhttps://www.fox4news.com/news/anti-asian-american-hate-crimes-skyrocket-149-between-2019-2020-study-says Biden Defends Cuomo?CONhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-inappropriate-touching-accusations-cuomoLIBhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/us/politics/biden-cuomo-sex-harassment.html Catholic Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex MarriagesLIBhttps://www.npr.org/2021/03/15/977415222/illicit-for-catholic-church-to-bless-same-sex-marriages-vatican-saysCONhttps://www.foxnews.com/world/vatican-catholic-priests-ministers-cant-bless-same-sex-unions

Adam Carolla Show
Part 2: A.J. Benza, plus The News (ACS Mar 16)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 80:09


A.J. Benza joins the show at the Top of Part 2, and tells the gang some stories that are ‘Allegedly’ true. Stories include J. Lo + A. Rod, strip club celebrity sightings, Grammy Award reactions, Mia Farrow vs. Woody Allen, and Newsom vs. Villaraigosa. Adam also rants about Tin Horn Flats getting their electricity shut off. Later, Gina shows another Charlie Hebdo comic going viral about Meghan Markle, and the guys talk about the latest rounds of cancel culture. As the show wraps up, the guys discuss this year’s Razzie nominations. Please support today’s sponsors: KFC.com Lifelock.com enter ADAM LiquidIV.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM PlutoTV Geico.com

Adam Carolla Show
Part 1: Terry Dunn Meurer talks Unsolved Mysteries, plus Oscar Nomination Reactions (ACS Mar 16)

Adam Carolla Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 63:44


Adam begins today’s show providing some clarity on a recent conversation he had with Dr. Drew about sign language interpreters and their crazy hair. They also talk about drunk conversations holding the truth vs. when you’re unexpectedly woken up, and comment on movie theaters finally opening up again, as well as this year’s Oscar Nominations. Terry Dunn Meurer is on the show next, and Adam talks with her about the origins of the successful series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’. They go on to discuss how the series has led to providing additional information on cold cases, and also talk about a strange case that involved reincarnation. Please support today’s sponsors: KFC.com Lifelock.com enter ADAM LiquidIV.com enter ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM PlutoTV Geico.com

Without A Country
Ep 61: A Bisexual American Named Henry

Without A Country

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 145:03


Comedians Corinne Fisher and Shayne Smith discuss the third episode of HBO's "Allen v. Farrow", Amazon accused of "hitlerizing" their branding, Kyrsten Sinema getting flack for voting no to the federal minimum wage hike, Governor Cuomo adding sexual harassments to his list of misdeeds and so much more!Air Date: 3/09/21**PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW ON iTUNES & SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL**WHERE YOU CAN ANNOY US:Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGalShayne Smith: @ShaydozerExecutive Producer: @IAmAlexScarAssociate Producer: @TheMHarringtonResearch Assistant: Emily RogersSpecial Thanks: @GaSDigitalSupport Our Sponsors:Check out FUMessential.com and use promo code WAC10 to get 10% off a great natural and non-addictive replacement for smoking, vaping and nicotine addictions.Fans over the age of 21: Visit HempireDirect.com (or CLICK THIS LINK to download the Hempire Direct use promo code GASDABS for $5 off any of their products!App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hempire-direct/id1535281427?ign-mpt=uo%3D4).You can watch Without A Country LIVE for FREE every Tuesday at 7:00pm at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live. Once you're there, sign up for GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code WAC to receive a 14 Day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!GUUUUUUURL!!Sexist Bullshit Continues to stem from Woody/Mia dochttps://perezhilton.com/mia-farrow-woody-allen-soon-yi-affair-slapped/amp/?__twitter_impression=trueAmazon Hitler Mustachehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/03/03/business/amazon-logo-hitler-mustache.amp.html%3f0p19G=0232New York Times Versus Pepe Le Pewhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/opinion/pep-le-pew-trump.amp.html%3f0p19G=0232Dr. Seuss Is Racisthttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/06/opinion/dr-seuss-books-liberalism.htmlBURIED HEADLINEBLM Backlashhttps://www.foxnews.com/us/reporters-notebook-black-lives-matter-disconnect-americas-struggling-neighborhoodsSTORIESKrysten Sienma NO to minimum wageLIBhttps://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/03/06/kyrsten-sinema-minimum-wage-vote-sot-vpx-ebof.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/CONhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/kyrsten-sinema-channels-john-mccain-gives-thumbs-down-vote-on-15-minimum-wage-plan Texas to 100% Re-OpenLIBhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-service-workers-demand-vaccine-access-protest-end/story?id=76320406 CONhttps://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/02/greg-abbott-texas-announcement/ Third Cuomo Harassment Allegation LIB https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/andrew-cuomo-s-sexual-harassment-charges-make-me-feel-we-ncna1260024 CONhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-york-republicans-announce-cuomo-impeachment-resolution Freedom of the Press?LIBhttps://www.npr.org/2021/03/08/974842305/iowa-reporter-goes-on-trial-in-case-that-raises-press-freedom-concernsCONhttps://www.foxnews.com/us/iowas-des-moines-register-reporter-trial-attack-press-rights George Floyd CaseLIBhttps://www.npr.org/2021/03/08/974784644/george-floyd-trial-judge-postpones-jury-selection-as-murder-charge-question-loom CONhttps://nypost.com/2021/03/09/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-selection-begins-in-death-of-george-floyd/

Homophilia
Evan Ross Katz

Homophilia

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 70:11


The brilliant Evan Ross Katz is here to discuss seancody dot com, the evolution of porn, The Flight Attendant, I Care A Lot, Survivor, thoughts on Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, and the Real Housewives franchise and how worked up fans get, the separation of news and entertainment, AOC, Woody Allen defenders, Mia Farrow, rural towns versus living in NYC, thoughts on trying to predict a post-covid world, meeting his partner on Grindr, Evan's partner's (Anna Lytical) mission to help more queer people learn tech, microgreens, being a bully in high school and how Evan's evolved since, and thoughts on the Free Britney movement!

Homophilia
Evan Ross Katz

Homophilia

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 70:11


The brilliant Evan Ross Katz is here to discuss seancody dot com, the evolution of porn, The Flight Attendant, I Care A Lot, Survivor, thoughts on Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, and the Real Housewives franchise and how worked up fans get, the separation of news and entertainment, AOC, Woody Allen defenders, Mia Farrow, rural towns versus living in NYC, thoughts on trying to predict a post-covid world, meeting his partner on Grindr, Evan's partner's (Anna Lytical) mission to help more queer people learn tech, microgreens, being a bully in high school and how Evan's evolved since, and thoughts on the Free Britney movement!

Without A Country
Ep 60: Polio Mia

Without A Country

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 138:55


Comedians Corinne Fisher and Shayne Smith discuss the second episode of HBO's "Allen v. Farrow", Bill Maher rallying against cancel culture, Potato Head going non binary, plus Biden bombing Syria but backing Amazon workers attempting to unionize and so much more!Air Date: 3/02/21**PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW ON iTUNES & SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL**WHERE YOU CAN ANNOY US:Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGalShayne Smith: @ShaydozerExecutive Producer: @IAmAlexScarAssociate Producer: @TheMHarringtonResearch Assistant: Emily RogersSpecial Thanks: @GaSDigitalSupport Our Sponsors:Visit https://BluBlox.com/WAC for 15% off the REMedy sleep mask, or use the code WAC at checkout! Fans over the age of 21: Visit HempireDirect.com (or CLICK THIS LINK to download the Hempire Direct use promo code GASDABS for $5 off any of their products!App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hempire-direct/id1535281427?ign-mpt=uo%3D4).You can watch Without A Country LIVE for FREE every Tuesday at 7:00pm at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live. Once you're there, sign up for GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code WAC to receive a 14 Day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!GUUUUUUURL!!Sarah Silverman America ranthttps://www.instagram.com/tv/CLxrx3hg4P4/?igshid=162d9awwxjhykBill Maherhttps://www.tmz.com/2021/02/27/bill-maher-says-cancel-culture-destroying-america-bachelor/Mr. Potato Themhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/potato-head-hasbro-rebranding-gender-neutral-name-change/STORIESBiden Air StrikeLIBhttps://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/26/tim-kaine-biden-syria-airstrike-471740CONhttps://www.foxnews.com/world/syria-airstrike-biden-tomahawk-missiles-trump-difference Biden Backs Amazon Workers StrikeLIBhttps://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/972410944/biden-backs-amazon-warehouse-workers-union-driveCONhttps://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/biden-backs-amazon-workers-push-to-unionize-in-alabama-make-sure-your-voice-is-heard John Geddert SuicideLIBhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/worst-human-being-john-geddert-accuser-sarah-klein-says-she-n1259003 CONhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/john-geddert-coaching-olympics-gymnastics-suicide-11614377006 Tax on Uber Rich?LIBhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/03/01/economy/wealth-tax-elizabeth-warren-janet-yellen/index.htmlCONhttps://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-to-unveil-wealth-tax-on-americans-worth-over-50m

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Allen v. Farrow

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 59:48


This week Steve and Dana talk to Slate senior editor Sam Adams about the HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow, which examines the legal battle between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in the early 90's and the sexual assault allegations at the heart of it. Then Steve, Dana, and Julia talk about the Golden Globes and a report by the LA Times that revealed dubious spending practices by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the group behind the Globes) and a lack of diversity in its ranks. After that, University of Pennsylvania English professor Alan Filreis joins the show to talk about the poet, activist, and bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recently passed away. In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the new gender-neutral rebranding of Mr. Potato Head and the reaction from right-wing pundits. Send us your questions and topic suggestions at culturefest@slate.com. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Outro Music: "Mother" by The Big Let Down Slate Plus members get a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Allen v. Farrow

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 59:48


This week Steve and Dana talk to Slate senior editor Sam Adams about the HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow, which examines the legal battle between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow in the early 90's and the sexual assault allegations at the heart of it. Then Steve, Dana, and Julia talk about the Golden Globes and a report by the LA Times that revealed dubious spending practices by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the group behind the Globes) and a lack of diversity in its ranks. After that, University of Pennsylvania English professor Alan Filreis joins the show to talk about the poet, activist, and bookstore owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who recently passed away. In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the new gender-neutral rebranding of Mr. Potato Head and the reaction from right-wing pundits. Send us your questions and topic suggestions at culturefest@slate.com. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen. Outro Music: "Mother" by The Big Let Down Slate Plus members get a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Reality Life with Kate Casey
Ep. - 337 - ROSANNA ARQUETTE RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE

Reality Life with Kate Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 39:40


Actress, producer, activist, and host Rosanna Arquette, appears in the documentary Untouchable, which looks at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct. Rosanna opens up about the harassment she faced, the collapse of her career, and fighting back. We also talk about Mia Farrow’s fight for her daughter, and the legacy of Alexis Arquette. Daniel Kushner and Lily-Anna McDermott, co-hosts of Rainbow Re-watch podcast, talk about the culture significance of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. Reality Life with Kate CaseyPatreon: http://www.patreon.com/katecaseyCameo: https://www.cameo.com/katecaseyTwitter: @katecaseyInstagram: @katecaseycaClubhouse: @katecasey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113157919338245/Amazon List: http://www.amazon.com/shop/katecaseyca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
Allen vs. Farrow, Lady Gaga and Chris Franjola

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 72:47


Your favorite Comedian Chris Franjola joins to discuss The Golden Globes, Taylor Swift being mad at Netflix and a juicy Dancing with the Stars breakup. Lady Gaga Frenchies are home safe but where are the people who shot her dog walker four times? Then we get into the fascinating and disturbing story about Woody Allen having sex and marrying Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter and the claims that he molested their 7 yr old daughter in the HBO Max documentary Allen vs. Farrow. I go deep about his Oscar winning movies and how they groomed an audience to believe that something sinister was okay.    Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop More: https://heathermcdonald.net    SPONSORS and DEALS: Perduefarms.com/JUICY Ziprecruiter.com/juicy ThredUp.com/juicy 30% off your first order Psychic Source 800-244-7784 and mention the code juicy to get your discounted rate SleepNumber.com/Juicy Apartments.com American-Giant.com Promo Code "JUICY" for 15% off MyCarpe.com Promo Code "JUICY" save an extra twenty percent and free shipping Vitaminshoppe.com use our code "JUICY015" for 15% off $40 or more Betterhelp.com/Heather HomeChef.com for $90 off your first month  KiwiCo.com promo code JUICY Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
Allen vs. Farrow, Lady Gaga and Chris Franjola

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 72:47


Your favorite Comedian Chris Franjola joins to discuss The Golden Globes, Taylor Swift being mad at Netflix and a juicy Dancing with the Stars breakup. Lady Gaga Frenchies are home safe but where are the people who shot her dog walker four times? Then we get into the fascinating and disturbing story about Woody Allen having sex and marrying Mia Farrow's adopted daughter and the claims that he molested their 7 yr old daughter in the HBO Max documentary Allen vs. Farrow. I go deep about his Oscar winning movies and how they groomed an audience to believe that something sinister was okay. Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop More: https://heathermcdonald.net SPONSORS and DEALS: Perduefarms.com/JUICY Ziprecruiter.com/juicy ThredUp.com/juicy 30% off your first order Psychic Source800-244-7784 and mention the code juicy to get your discounted rate SleepNumber.com/Juicy Apartments.com American-Giant.com Promo Code "JUICY" for 15% off MyCarpe.com Promo Code "JUICY" save an extra twenty percent and free shipping Vitaminshoppe.com use our code "JUICY015" for 15% off $40 or more Betterhelp.com/Heather HomeChef.com for $90 off your first month KiwiCo.com promo code JUICYSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop

Without A Country
Ep 59: Maleficent Light

Without A Country

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 143:45


Comedians Corinne Fisher and new co-host Shayne Smith officially put an end to "Indecision 2021" before discussing HBO Max's new Woody Allen documentary, Chris Delia's weird YouTube apology, a deeper look at the Texas power outages, Governor Cuomo lying about nursing home deaths and so much more!Air Date: 2/23/21**PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW ON iTUNES & SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL**WHERE YOU CAN ANNOY US:Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGalShayne Smith: @ShaydozerExecutive Producer: @IAmAlexScarAssociate Producer: @TheMHarringtonResearch Assistant: Emily RogersSpecial Thanks: @GaSDigitalSupport Our Sponsors:Check out FUMessential.com and use promo code WAC10 to get 10% off a great natural and non-addictive replacement for smoking, vaping and nicotine addictions.Check out KushyDreams.com and use promo code COUNTRY for 20% OFF today!Fans over the age of 21: Visit HempireDirect.com (or CLICK THIS LINK to download the Hempire Direct App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hempire-direct/id1535281427?ign-mpt=uo%3D4). use promo code GASDABS for $5 off any of their products!You can watch Without A Country LIVE for FREE every Tuesday at 7:00pm at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live. Once you're there, sign up for GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code WAC to receive a 14 Day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!GUUUUUUURL!!Chris D’Elia Issues An “Apology”https://deadline.com/2021/02/chris-delia-issues-confessional-video-on-prior-conduct-1234697776/Woody Allen doc on HBO MAX https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alessadominguez/woody-allen-hbo-documentary-review-mia-farrow-dylanBURIED HEADLINENo 10 'concerned' about Facebook news shutdown in Australiahttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/feb/22/no-10-concerned-about-facebook-news-shutdown-in-australiaSTORIESCatholic League: Pro-Trans ‘Equality Act’ the ‘Most Comprehensive Assault on Christianity Ever Written into Law’CONhttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/22/catholic-league-pro-trans-equality-act-the-most-comprehensive-assault-on-christianity-ever-written-into-law/LIBhttps://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/02/10322166/equality-act-biden-lgbtq-protection-details Cuomo Lied About Nursing Home DeathsLIBhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-controversy/index.htmlCONhttps://nypost.com/2021/02/11/cuomo-aide-admits-they-hid-nursing-home-data-from-feds/ How the Texas Power Outage HappenedLIBhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/texas-electricity-ercot-blackouts.htmlCON https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-power-grid-restored-winter-storm-power-outages

Legion of Skanks Podcast
Episode #517 - Pre Crime Confession - Kurt Metzger

Legion of Skanks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 94:22


Comedian Kurt Metzger joins Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J. Gomez, & Dave Smith discuss new documentaries revealing Mia Farrow’s accusations against Woody Allen and Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship. Plus, the guys discuss Bhad Bhabie’s relationship with her mom, an incident with an old roommate that got Luis arrested, and a nine year old girl who was tased by the police. All This and More, ONLY on The Most Offensive Podcast on Earth, The LEGION OF SKANKS!!! Air Date: 02/19/21Support our sponsors! Go to SheathUnderwear.com and use promo code LOS20 foro 20% off your order!Kratom users over the age of 21, visit YoKratom.com – home of the $60 kilo!Legion of Skanks merchandise is available at PodcastMerch.com/LOS!You can watch Legion of Skanks LIVE for FREE every Monday & Friday at 8:00pm EST at GaSDigitalNetwork.com/live.Once you're there, sign up to GaSDigitalNetwork.com with promo code LOS to receive a 14 day FREE TRIAL with access to our entire catalog of archived episodes! Including over 350 video episodes and over 500 audio episodes that have ever been recorded! On top of that, you'll also have the same access to ALL the other shows that GaS Digital Network has to offer!FOLLOW THE WHOLE SHOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA!Legion of SkanksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/legionofskanks/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegionOfSkanksBig Jay OakersonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigjayoakerson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigjayoakersonLuis J. GomezInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gomezcomedy/Twitter: https://twitter.com/luisjgomezDave SmithInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theproblemdavesmith/Twitter: https://twitter.com/comicdavesmithKurt MetzgerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kurtmetzgercomedy/Twitter: https://twitter.com/kurtmetzger GaS Digital NetworkInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gasdigitalTwitter: https://twitter.com/gasdigital