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Watch This With Rick Ramos
#401 - The Howling - WatchThis W/Rick Ramos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 68:01


"Heaven Help You . . . " Joe Dante's The Howling (1981) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our dive into The World of Cinematic Horror with a look at the classic werewolf film, The Howling (1981). Joe Dante, Director of Gremlins, Innerspace, and The 'Burbs, created one of the most iconic films in the Horror genre. Featuring 80s Scream Queen, Dee Wallace Stone, The Howling is a film that plays beautifully with the genre. Take a listen as Mr. Chavez & I continue our exploration into Horror. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#400 - John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:58


Strange Fictions - John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our descent ito the World of Cinematic Horror. This week we take a look at One of the Greats - John Carpenter. After the financial and critical failure of The Thing (1982), Carpenter would find his career and project choices limited. He would regain some Hollywood stature with his adaptation of Stephen King's Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and They LIve (1988), however the damage had been done and his career would never be the same. At this point we look at the later films of Mr. Carpenter. Although there are moments in most of these films, Carpenter would never return to the heights he once knew. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) is a noble failure, but a failing nonetheless. This week Ibrahim & I discuss why this is. Take a listen and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy it. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com 

J's Quick 3
#WatchThis...Usher in Vegas (ft. Autumn)

J's Quick 3

Play Episode Play 38 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 59:55


On this bonus edition of J's Quick 3, @AutumnTheAries and I talk about our experience at Usher's My Way residency show in Vegas!!! Find Autumn at:https://www.litlifepodcast.com/ Find me at:https://www.jsquick3pod.comI DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THESE SONGS OR  PASSING IT ON AS MY OWN WORK.Copyright Disclaimer, Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for 'fair use' for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.  Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.  Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#399 - The Hills Have Eyes - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 61:56


Where's the Fear - Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down, settle in, and jump into the World of Horror Cinema. We're prepping two months worth of Horror because that's how long it's going to take us on this World Tour. This year we look stateside, but also look to Korea, Japan, and any other place that challenges their audiences not to turn away. This week we go back to the 1970s and the American Southwest with a look at Wes Craven's 1977 Cult Classic The Hills Have Eyes. There's a great deal to unwrap here . . . violence, rape, misogyny, torture porn, and all the storytelling elements that will manifest themselves in louder and stronger voices in the coming decades. This is a difficult film that needs the four decades space to look at it objectively. So that's the angle we're coming at it from. Cult classic or Overrated Schlock . . . we're thrilled to be talking about Craven's second film. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Dude, What?! Movie Review Podcast
S2 (E14) “Dang Stallone!”: Demolition Man, Over The Top, Cobra

Dude, What?! Movie Review Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 93:56


Dude,What?! is an Amazon Associate which means there are some links where we may earn from qualifying purchases. In this episode: It's Brian's Birthday!Jim's kids are back in schoolBrian's baby is going to CollegeMovie TalkJim talks about a Sports Movie his kids wanted to watchThis animated film had some Real Steel vibes Brian discusses a TV Series he and his wife have been watchingHis comparison between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul may surprise some.You can read Brian's review of Nobody here.Jim and his wife watched an older Ben Stiller ComedyBrian watches a Political Satire on NetflixBrian shares a story about his friend Chris ReddBrian and Chris used to work at Wax Works in Owensboro, KYWhat's In The Box?!Demolition Man (1993) (amazon link)Over The Top (1987) (amazon link)Cobra (1986) (amazon link)SHOW SPOILERS You can read Brian's One Final Thought about Dirty Harry hereListen to the Dirty Harry episode hereBrian does a comparison with Dirty Harry vs. CobraThe heat Stallone gets as an actor isn't justified.Get the book the movie is based on here (amazon link)The guys revisit some discussion from the Robocop episode.The villain was terrifyingThe Rights vs. What's Right seeds didn't take root in the filmBrian got Michael Myers vibesListen to our Archive hereSupport the Show while you shop at Amazon here Brian Takes On The World1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (amazon link)IMDbMetacriticRotten Tomatoes Movies Mentioned in this episodeRumble (2021 Animation/Comedy)Better Call Saul TV Series(2022 Action/Adventure)Tower Heist (2011 Comedy/Crime)Swing Vote (2008 Comedy/Drama)Cobra (1986 Action/Crime)Out For Justice (1991 Action/Crime)Follow Us on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeContact Us at: HeyYouGuys@dudewhatpod.comIntro Music: Performed by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies ©1989 Dr. Bones, Space Age Bachelor Pad Records. Listen to the Daddies on Spotify Used with permission & licensed through Wixen Publishing, Inc

Dude, What?! Movie Review Podcast
S2 (E14) “Dang Stallone!”: Demolition Man, Over The Top, Cobra

Dude, What?! Movie Review Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 93:56


Dude,What?! is an Amazon Associate which means there are some links where we may earn from qualifying purchases. In this episode: It's Brian's Birthday!Jim's kids are back in schoolBrian's baby is going to CollegeMovie TalkJim talks about a Sports Movie his kids wanted to watchThis animated film had some Real Steel vibes Brian discusses a TV Series he and his wife have been watchingHis comparison between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul may surprise some.You can read Brian's review of Nobody here.Jim and his wife watched an older Ben Stiller ComedyBrian watches a Political Satire on NetflixBrian shares a story about his friend Chris ReddBrian and Chris used to work at Wax Works in Owensboro, KYWhat's In The Box?!Demolition Man (1993) (amazon link)Over The Top (1987) (amazon link)Cobra (1986) (amazon link)SHOW SPOILERS You can read Brian's One Final Thought about Dirty Harry hereListen to the Dirty Harry episode hereBrian does a comparison with Dirty Harry vs. CobraThe heat Stallone gets as an actor isn't justified.Get the book the movie is based on here (amazon link)The guys revisit some discussion from the Robocop episode.The villain was terrifyingThe Rights vs. What's Right seeds didn't take root in the filmBrian got Michael Myers vibesListen to our Archive hereSupport the Show while you shop at Amazon here Brian Takes On The World1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (amazon link)IMDbMetacriticRotten Tomatoes Movies Mentioned in this episodeRumble (2021 Animation/Comedy)Better Call Saul TV Series(2022 Action/Adventure)Tower Heist (2011 Comedy/Crime)Swing Vote (2008 Comedy/Drama)Cobra (1986 Action/Crime)Out For Justice (1991 Action/Crime)Follow Us on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeContact Us at: HeyYouGuys@dudewhatpod.comIntro Music: Performed by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies ©1989 Dr. Bones, Space Age Bachelor Pad Records. Listen to the Daddies on Spotify Used with permission & licensed through Wixen Publishing, Inc

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#398 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1980s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 221:52


Fame, Cocaine, and Coming of Age: Defining the 80s On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our exploration of the films that defined their decades. Naming "The Best Films of Their Decades" would be too easy (and boring) an endeavor. These are the films that Mr. Chavez & I see as The Good, The Bad, & The Very, Very Ugly of each decade. The 1980s is probably the most striking example of troubling, jingoistic, and mindless filmmaking. Yeah, there are some good films within each of our lists, but the decade is overrun by films that trouble us and are an ugly examination of Cinema and The Culture as a whole. Take a listen. We hope you agree, and if you don't, we hope the discussion triggers your own opinions.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks!

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#397 - Oliver Stone's Talk Radio - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 97:17


Dead Air - Oliver Stone's Talk Radio  On this week' s episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to talk an underseen Oliver Stone film . . . Talk Radio (1988). From an original theatrical production (produced Off-Broadway), Eric Bogosian tells the story of Barry Champlagne - provocateur, shock jock, vile human being. It's a wonderful debut from an actor we don't see nearly enough of. Along with Bogosian, Stone peppers his film with a wonderful supporting cast including: Ellen Greene, John C. McGinley, Leslie Hope, John Pankow, Michael Wincott, and Alec Baldwin. There's a whole lot to break down. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.   

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#396 - At Close Range - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 75:23


He's My Father: James Foley's At Close Range  On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss a 1980s cable mainstay, James Foley's At Close Range. One of the earliest films to showcase Sean Penn as a lead, Foley's film is a harrowing look at father-son/criminal relationships in rural Pennsylvania. Penn made a name for himself with this film after exceptional turns in Bad Boys (1983) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and showed a hint of the work that would come to be expected from him over the next three decades, however this film is held together and overwhelmed by the presence of Christopher Walken. Walken is equal part charismatic and terrifying in a role that would test the limits of what audience are willing to accept. He is truly mesmerizing. It is with great pleasure that we look back at these classic 80s performances.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for your continued support. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#395 - Prey - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 52:09


"No Hunting Like the Hunting of (Wo)Man"  - Ernest Hemingway Dan Trachtenberg's Prey (2022) Solo Episode . . . . this week I go it alone to talk the newest entry in The Predator Film Series, Prey. Premiering on HULU August 5th, it is a thrill seeing this film and getting the chance to discuss it, the series, the Native American presence in Cinema, and the future of film releasing. There's not a whole lot to say except this is a great contribution to a series celebrating 35 years. Featuring standout performances from Dakota Beavers, Dane DLiegro, Michelle Thrush, and - Star - Amber Midthunder as Naru. A success on so many levels, it's a thrill to talk about exciting new film. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#393 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1970s (Part I) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 124:49


Breaking Down the Gates: Defining the 70s  (Part I) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our examination of the films that defined their respective genres. This week we discuss - arguably (Mr. Ramos's opinion) - the single greatest decade in Cinema . . . The 1970s. The 1970s was an incredibly creative, ground-breaking, and overpowering period of filmmaking that brought us names as important as Spielberg, DePalma, Coppola, Friedkin, Bogdanovich, Ashby, and - of course - Scorsese. These filmmakers, and the names of others who fallen through the cracks, are profiled on this episode (as well as it's sequel). It's not necessarily "The Best of the 1970s" but more importantly, the films that tell us the most about the Decade. It's a fun ride. Join us for it.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Love & Thanks.   

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#394 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1970s (Part II) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 116:25


Breaking Down the Gates: Defining the 70s (Part II)  The Second Half of an earlier episode where Mr. Chavez & I discuss ten films (and a short list of Honorable Menitons) that defined the 1970s as a decade. All the usual names: Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, Friedkin, DePalma, Lumet, etc. are found throughout the episode. Take a listen and see if these (remaining Top 5 and The Honorable Mentions) are on your list. Thanks for the continued support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#392 - THX-1138 - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 71:57


Towards a New Hope: George Lucas's THX-1138 On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our look into - arguably - the greatest of The Cinematic Decades - The 1970s. This week we pay particular attention to George Lucas and his directorial debut, THX-1138. We discuss the film, it's themes and religious connatations, as well as it's production history - including role as flagship project of Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola's Independent Filmmaking Utopia, American Zoetrope. Surprise, Surprise - one of us is a bigger fan of this film than the other, but the discussion (because of this difference) is definitely worth a listen. It's a problematic film (both of us believe this), however it's a film with an important history and role in the emergence of "The New Hollywood". Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for Your Continued Love & Support. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#391 - Spielberg's Duel - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 60:29


Tormented Road: Steven Spielberg's Duel This week Mr. Chavez & I dig into one of our favorite film decades - The 1970s with a look at - arguably - the most successful box-office director in the history of cinema . . . Steven Spielberg. This week we take a look at his feature length directorial debut, Duel. 1971 was a phenomenal year for cinema with the trumpeting of a great new director. It's difficult to imagine film without Steven Spielberg and, thus, it's important for us to begin an examination of great storytelling and the beginnings of a great filmmaker. Take a listen and let us know what you think of this 1971 classic. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#390 - New Hollywood - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 165:47


Easy Drugs & Raging Egos: New Hollywood & the Auteur Era On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I take a look at Ted Demme & Richard LaGravenese's IFC Documentary, A Decade Under the Influence and Kenneth Bowser's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood.  It's a great time for a couple of cinema nerds to look at one of the greatest periods in the history of cinema. We look at the big names and the legacy of the 70s that continues to fascinate us 30+ years later. This week we talk the usual names: DePalma, Coppola, Spielberg, Bogdanovich, Schrader, and many more including - of course - Scorsese. It's a whole lot of fun. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Thanks for Your Love and Support.   

The Hustle Season Podcast
The Hustle Season: Ep. 244 I'm Gonna Find You Mike

The Hustle Season Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 49:14


Topics include Alec Baldwin doing too much again, Xzibit felt he was pimped by MTV, Beck admits he was a loser, Zappa estate sells catalog and more ! Slaps include Cardi B, Ye, Lil Durk, Steve Lacy, Goo Goo Dolls, Danny Elfman, Iggy PopDoes It Slap Playlist - https://bit.ly/DoesItSlapPatreon - http://patreon.com/thehustleseasonBandcamp - http://thehustleseason.bandcamp.comTHS YouTube -https://bit.ly/THSYouTubeChannelInstagram - http://instagram.com/thehustleseasonTwitter - http://twitter.com/thehustleseasonSpring (fmrly Teespring) - https://bit.ly/HustleSeasonMerchFacebook - http://bit.ly/HustleSeasonFBThe Hustle Season on Apple Podcasts - https://bit.ly/TheHSPodcastAppleThe Hustle Season on Spotify Podcasts - https://bit.ly/TheHSPodcastSpotify

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#389 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1960s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 169:42


A Decade Light and Dark: Defining the 60s On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our dive into the films that define their respective decades. This week we look at the 1960s . . . Racial Unrest, Vietnam, The Hippie Culture, Revolution and Class Uprisings, Male-Female Relations . . . The 1960s were a tumultuous decade that would test the country and the world. The usual names make their appearances (Kurosawa, Anger, Peckinpah, Wilder, etc.), but they are accompanied by new names and a handful of films that may surprise you. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Love and Thanks.

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#388 - Fellini's Satyricon - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 74:30


Rome Before Christ, After Fellini: Fellini's Satyricon On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss one of the great names in all of cinema - The Great Italian Master Federico Fellini. Fellini's Satyricon (1970) is a powerful, overwhelmingly beautiful, and incredibly conflicting film based on Petronius's Late 1st Century AD look at Imperial Rome during the reign of Emperor Nero. Whether a commentary on Ancient Rome, The Contemporary Italy of the late 1960s, or both, Fellini's vision is on display through the lens of the great Italian cinematographer Giuseppe "Peppino" Rottunno, and is breathtaking and troubling. Fellini was a director unafraid of tackling images, subject matter, and tastes. This is an incredible visual feast that will challenge your sense of cinema. It's a wild ride that offers so much while dancing on the razor's edge of offense. A truly remarkable film that challenges it's viewers on many, many levels. We're proud and thrilled to be talking about this great piece of cinema. Take a listen and let us know what you think.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for your continued love and support. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#387 - Two-Lane Blacktop - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 85:10


Highway Without Horizon: Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop This week, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss a seminal film of the 1970s, Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop. Featuring musical icons, James Taylor and Brian Wilson (as, respectively, The Driver & The Mechanic), Laurie Bird, and the great character actor, Warren Oates as GTO. There's not a whole lot I can put into this description, but I will give my all . . . Ibrahim & I are thrilled to be discussing a cult classic that has only grown more powerful and enduring as the years have gone by. There's a whole lot packed into this story of a cross (or mid) country race between Taylor's The Driver, his co-pilot The Mechanic (Brian Wilson) and Warren Oates's GTO. An existential look at men and their need to bury themselves in car culture, speed, and mythology. We cover a lot of bases and are thrilled that you are joining us on this incredible ride. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com Many Thaks!

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#386 - Henry Fonda in The Ox Bow Incident - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 62:03


Frontier Justice: William Wellman's The Ox Bow Incident On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Ramos goes it alone to discuss a seldom seen, little discussed film in the Western genre, William Wellman's The Ox Bow Incident. Henry Fonda leads a cast of noted character actors in an early look at the Western,  closer to it's actual truth. A controversial and disturbing look at mob rule and lynching in American society, Wellman's film is a challenging examination of the Western genre. Take a listen as I ramble on for about an hour. It's a li'l bit of fun. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#385 - Jodorowsky's El Topo - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 84:51


Madman's Miracle: Jodorowsky's El Topo There are a few filmmakers that when you watch their work you can step back and honestly say that you are watching a visionary work. The great Russian-Chilean filmmaker, Alejandro Jodorowsky, is a filmmaker of immense talent and visual uniqueness. From his earliest films, including his earliest film Fando y Lis thru The Holy Mountain and his ill-fated adaptation of Frank Herbert's Sci-Fi Classic, Dune - Jodorowsky has been an admired, venerated, controversial, and polarizing figure. On this week's episode, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to look at one of his masterpieces, 1970s El Topo. A beautifully poetic Eastern-Western, Jodorowsky's midnight movie masterpiece is justly regarded as a classic. This week, Ibrahim & I express our admiration, confusion, and love of his cinema. Take a listen . . . it's an interesting conversation that covers the poetics, the beauty, and the controversies surrounding this exceptional film and it's even more exceptional director. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

A Little Judgy
Episode 12: Watch this!

A Little Judgy

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 50:56


We here judg'n movies! Your favorite podcast besties challenged each other to watch a movie and rate it. Also, the listeners had a hand in this episodes content! Listen to see if we judg'n you!

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#383 - The Very Best Films of the 1950s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 158:15


Postwar Paranoia: The Best Films of the 1950s On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down and continue our examination of the definitive films of their respective decades. This week we look at the 1950s . . . A PostWar America, The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and the "Imagined Idyllism" of the Leave it to Beaver decade. It's a fun talk as we dig into our respective choices for the films that define the 1950s. Take a listen as we discuss a host of directors, actors, themes, and stories. It's a fun talk  as we barrel towards the new millenium of filmmaking. Take a listen. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Love & Thanks. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#383 - George Carlin's American Dream - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 118:47


More Than Seven Words: George Carlin's American Dream On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, I visit with an old friend, Mrs. Amy Nelson Melle. Amy & I first met thirty-three years ago as sophomores in the Camelback High School Drama Department. The only two Chicanos (and - maybe two of less than seven or eight Non-White students), we bonded early with our mutual love of Soul Music, Cinema, and Stand-Up Comedy. We went to our first George Carlin concert at the CelelbrityTheatre in Phoenix, AZ sometime in the early-90s. Carlin has been a constant source of strength, intelligence, and hope in our lives. We're thrilled to sit down and discuss this iconic performer and the Judd Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio directed HBO Documentary, George Carlin's American Dream (2022), which premiered May 20th. Looking at Carlin's tumultuous life: compromised early career, counter-culture shift, rocketing success, drug and alcohol abuse, marital problems, dip in popularity, and late career resurgence which solidified his position as one of the greatest stand-ups of all time - all of this comes together to help us understand ourselves, the culture, and - ultimately - the species. This was a great time talking the past, the present, and the future with Carlin a constant presence and - to some degree - a contrarian guide. We invite you to sit in with us. It's a fun time between two old friends. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#382 - Cypress Hill - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 118:06


Straight Outta South Gate: The Cypress Hill Story On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I bring it home with this  fun discussion digging into Mr. Chavez's feelings, attitude, and memories of his hometown, South Gate, CA. - which also happens to be the birthplace of Latino Hip-Hop pioneers Cypress Hill. We look to cinema for inspiration and the new Showtime Documentary, Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain (2022, Dir. Estevan Oriol) provides just that. It's a fun, informative, and enlightening talk for me and a trip through the past for Mr. Chavez. We discuss the 1990s and Mr. Chavez's hometown of South Gate, CA - its music, people, culture, and history. It's a goddamn good time that you're not going to want to miss. Take a listen and see if you agree.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.  Many Thanks! 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#381 - The Legacy of Andy Kaufman: Man on the Moon/Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 101:37


What Was Real? Andy Kaufman, Latka Gravas, Tony Clifton, & Jim Carrey On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I look at the life and career of Andy Kaufman. Kaufman was always a polarizing figure in the world of comedy and entertainment. A challenging artist, constantly at odds with his audiences, Kaufman was responsible for some of the most controversial "crowd stunts" in late 70s and early 80s entertainment. From network specials designed to confuse and trick audiences, through his ambivalence in playing Latka Gravas on the sitcom Taxi (1978-83), berating and wrestling women, and his alter-ego - the obnoxious Vegas lounge singer - Tony Clifton, Kaufman has been heralded as a genius and "ahead of his time" and also a spoiled Hollywood star. This week Ibrahim and I discuss Milos Forman's 1999 biopic Man on the Moon, featuring a Golden Globe winning performance from Jim Carrey and the 2017 documentary on the making of the film, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. It's an intersting conversation on the trappings of stardom and the responsibility of the artist.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#380 - One Night in Miami - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 86:09


Black Summit 64 - Regina King's    One Night in Miami On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss the 2020 critical hit from first-time director, Regina King, One Night in Miami. A fictionalized portrait of a meeting between four of the leading figures of 1960s Black Culture: Soul Singer, Sam Cooke (portrayed by Leslie Odom Jr.)/NFL fullback and soon-to be Hollywood icon, Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge)/Muslim minister and Human Rights activist, Malcolm X (later Malik el-Shabazz - portrayed by Kingsley Ben-Adir), and the 22 year old Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Civil Rights Leader, and Cultural Icon, Cassius Clay - on the cusp of becomming Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree). It goes without saying King's film is one that rarely gets made. A work of subtlety and nuance that looks into the lives of the Black struggle and the roles of leaders in said struggle. It's a film that we walked into unsure of and walked out of excited by the conversation that would ensue. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for Your Continued Love &  Support. 

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#379 - The Very Best Films of the 1940s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 178:17


More Than Hardboiled: The Films of the 1940s On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, my partner, Mr. Chavez & I are continuing our look at the very best films of each decade, culminating with our opinions on the single films that define the decade. This week we look at the 1940s . . . a period of The U.S. coming out of The Great Depression, the beginning and conclusion of World War II, and the opening of cinema as an international movement (although cinema had been viable art throughout the world before this time). For this episode, Mr. Chavez & I discuss our Top 10 films and the honorable mention titles that barely missed the list. As with all titles, we have picked these films after careful consideration and understand that the lists will - probably - change within minutes of our talk. That's the nature of cinema. Take a listen and hopefully, you'll remember some great films and  be introduced to others. We have our opinions and you're going to have yours. Either way, it's a fun talk. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for the Continued Love & Support.

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#378 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 99:11


"Toons . . . Gets 'Em Every Time!" Robert Zemeckis's Who Framed Roger Rabbit On this week's episode of WatchThis, Mr. Chavez & I discuss the ground-breaking 1988 Robert Zemeckis Classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This is truly a game-changing film that succeeds far beyond any novelty it may appear to be. With a collection of classic fan favorite cartoon characters from Warner Brothers (Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Yosemite Sam), Disney (Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and many of the cast of Fantasia), Max Fleischer Studios (Betty Boop), Walter Lantz Studios (Woody Woodpecker), and MGM (Droopy), this is a film that is both a nostalgic look back at Classic Animation and a beautifully realized 1940s style Film Noir. Better than it has any right to be, Zemeckis's film is a triumph of animation, technology, and acting led by Bob Hoskins (never better), Joanna Cassidy, the voice talents of Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, Tony Anselmo, June Foray, The Greatest of All - Mel Blanc, and a live-action Christopher Lloyd - in one of his greatest performances - as Judge Doom. This is a fun conversation in which we dig into the film, the history of Animation, Noir, and Los Angeles. Don't miss out. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

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#377 - Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 45:17


"It's the pictures that got small." - Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard This week, Mr. Chavez & I continue our descent into the ruthlessness, horror, and sadness of Hollywood - Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950), a true classic of cinema and a film that continues to astonish audiences over 70 years later. With a young William Holden cementing his stature in cinema, and brilliant performances from Silent Cinema legends, Gloria Swanson as one of the most iconic characters of the silver screen, Norma Desmond, and her broken, loyal, and forgotten manservant and one-time director, the great Erich von Stroheim (both Academy Award nominated), this is a classic of the studio system and a film that only grows in power year after year. Ibrahim & I are thrilled to talk this film and are hoping that we are introducing it to a few new viewers. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#376 - David Lynch's Mulholland Drive - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 84:55


In Dreams: David Lynch's Mulholland Drive On this week's episode of Watch This, Mr. Chavez & I are diving into the hazy dreams of David Lynch. A polarizing, controversial, and challenging director, David Lynch has overwhelmed audiences for over four decades. Mulholland Drive (2001) may be his masterpiece. An uneasy and brutally honest look at Los Angeles and Hollywood, Lynch's tale of a young actor (Naomi Watts) arriving in The City of Angels and finding herself lost in a world of mystery, treachery, and deceit. It's a wild ride that leaves its audience guessing and second-guessing what they believe they know. This is an overpowering film with excellent performances from Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. Be sure to watch this film before listening to the podcast. We are talking every aspect of the movie. You owe it to yourself to watch it first.  Thanks for tuning in. Questions, Comments, Complaints, and Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.   

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#375 - Films that Defined Their Decade: The 1930s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 145:51


The Films that Defined Their Decades - The 1930s: Cinema Has Something to Say On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to talk the 1930s and so many of the brilliants films that came out of that generation. This week we take a look at films from a wide variety of directors including: Michael Curtiz, Victor Fleming, Frank Capra, Lewis Milestone, Leni Riefensthal, John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Fritz Lang. It's a good conversation. Take a listen.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#374 - Laurel Canyon - The History of Rock N Roll: WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 158:18


The History of Rock N Roll Part XIII - Laurel Canyon & The L.A. Sound On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I go back to our never-ending examination of the History of Rock N Roll with a look at the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 60s and early 70s. Profiling The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, The Doors, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, LIttle Feat, Love, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and a host of others, we continue our look into the History of the American Music Scene and the era that both inspired and was affected by this music. We look at a number of documentaries to understand this music and time, including: Echo in the Canyon (Dir. Andrew Slater, 2019), The Two Part Epix Documenary - Laurel Canyon (Dir. Alison Ellwood, 2020), Joni Mithcell - A Woman of Heart and Mind (Dir. Susan Lacy, 2003), and - finally - David Crosby: Remember My Name (Dir. A.J. Eaton, 2019). Take a listen . . . it's a good conversation - Very Personal. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#373 - A Few Thoughts on Film Noir - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 68:43


Beautiful Darkness - A Few Thoughts on Film Noir On this week's episode, I go solo to talk my favorite genre . . . Film Noir. Take a listen as I ramble and bumble my way through a rudimentary understanding of the (supposed) genre. There's a lot to unpack here and I'm doing the best that I can to get my ideas down. Take a listen and let me know what you think. As always I can be reached at gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks for your continued love and support. 

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#372 - Ladies & Gentlemen . . . Lenny Bruce - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 129:41


Not a Comedian . . . Lenny Bruce On this week's episode, Ibrahim & I dive into the life of one of the great comics of The Modern Stand-Up Era - a man that it can be argued changed the format of stand-up comedy - Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 - August 03, 1966). Often times recognized as a Christ-like martyr "who died for the sins of all future comics" this description may be extreme, however Bruce's status as an innovator and artistic & cultural hero cannot be denied. This week Ibrahim & I are thrilled to discuss one of the greats, including Bob Fosse's 1974 (loosely) biographical look at Bruce's life, Lenny featuring Dustin Hoffman as Bruce and an Academy Award nominated Valeria Perrine as his wife, Honey. We also look at three documentaries of varying quality. 1998's Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (dir. Robert Weide), 1972's Lenny Bruce: Without Tears (dir. Fred & Barbara Baker), and Elan Gale's 2011 documentary Looking for Lenny.  We talk Bruce, his legacy, controversies, and the current state of stand-up comedy and cancel culture. It's a good discussion. Take a listen. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#371 - Films that Defined the Decade: The 1920s - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 106:32


The Films that Defined Their Decades - The 1920s: The Roaring Silents  On this week's episode, Ibrahim & I sit down to continue our look at the cinema of each decade. This week we focus on the 1920s and the great films and directors whose films continue to enthrall us. Whether Chaplin's The Gold Rush (1925), Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), F.W. Murnau's Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (1927)and The Last Laugh (1924), Buster Keaton's The General (1926) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie (1928) and Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927). It's a fun and interesting conversation about the history of film and the importance of these great pictures. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#370 - Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys: The History of Rock N Roll Part XII - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 101:46


The History of Rock N Roll Part XII - Troubled Harmony: Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys This week Mr. Chavez & I continue our exploration into The History of Rock N Roll with a look at one of the seminal bands in the history of Southern California music . . . The Beach Boys. We take a look at the history with a focused look at band co-founder and principal songwriter Brian Wilson. Long heralded as a musical genius, it has been an interesting and compelling look into his life. This week we focus on four documentaries: Malcolm Leo's  hagiography The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985), Don Was's Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (1995), Brent Wilson's Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (2021), and Bill Pohlad's 2014 Bio-Pic Love & Mercy featuring Paul Giamatti as psychologist, Dr. Eugene Landy, Elizabeth Banks as Wilson's second wife, Melinda Ledbetter, and as Wilson, Paul Giamatti (as the young Brian Wilson) and John Cusack as the older 1980s Brian Wilson. With the exception of Leon's doc, the films are interesting and thought-provoking regarding artistry, mental illness, and the combination of the two. It's a good talk and we're thrilled to go - a bit - outside of our comfort zone. Thanks for listening. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. 

The Kim Jacobs Show
ENTREPRENEURS-#Watchthis

The Kim Jacobs Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 68:19


ENTREPRENEURS- THIS IS FOR YOU!Are you a person of many hats, and wondering how to balance it all? Tune in on Monday January 17th at 11 AM EST to hear from Tonya Cross, business owner of Accented Glory and The Vine Event Planning! Take a quick moment to subscribe now and turn your notifications on to receive an alert when we go live: HTTPS://YouTube.com/c/kimjacobsshowToday's episode is sponsored by:Getinsured.solutionsSnowlegal.comSilverShield-Security.comHunter-Everage.comLambfuneral.com#thebalancedoctor #kimjacobsshow #motherdreamer #explorepage #Expertadvice #womenofmanyhats #momswhodoitall #MarthaStewart #eventplanning #affirmations #MustwatchSee less60 ViewsHideComments Write a cENTREPRENEURS- THIS IS FOR YOU!Are you a person of many hats, and wondering how to balance it all? Tune in on Monday January 17th at 11 AM EST to hear from Tonya Cross, business owner of Accented Glory and The Vine Event Planning! Take a quick moment to subscribe now and turn your notifications on to receive an alert when we go live: HTTPS://YouTube.com/c/kimjacobsshowToday's episode is sponsored by:Getinsured.solutionsSnowlegal.comSilverShield-Security.comHunter-Everage.comLambfuneral.com#thebalancedoctor #kimjacobsshow #motherdreamer #explorepage #Expertadvice #womenofmanyhats #momswhodoitall #MarthaStewart #eventplanning #affirmations #Mustwatchomment…

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#368 - Frank Zappa: This History of Rock N Roll Part XI - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 120:37


The History of Rock N Roll Part XI - Frank Zappa: Absolutely Free Ibrahim & I keep moving through the artists, records, songs, and magic that have defined The History of Rock N Roll. This week we take a look at censorship, independence, artistic integrity and their coming together in the work of Frank Zappa. A polarizing figure both artistically and politically, there has never truly been an artist comparable to Zappa, before or since.  Both Ibrahim & I are not completely sold on Zappa's music, however we feel it important to dedicate an episode to this powerful figure, and three documentaries that profile his career and life: Salvo Cuccia's Summer 82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (2013), Thorsten Schütte's Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016), and Alex Winter's Zappa (2020). It's a good talk; we hope you enjoy it. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Thanks.  

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#367 - Tarkovsky's Mirror - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 66:43


Like a Thread Throughout the World: Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I are thrilled to discuss one of the truly great artists of the medium, Andrei Tarkovsky. In the short span of seven films, Tarkovsky expanded and re-defined the possibilities for Cinema. For this episode we look at a Tarkovsky masterpiece, 1975s Mirror; a hazy and dream-like examination of the filmmaker's life and the life of The Soviet Union in the 20th Century. This is a film that has baffeled, confused, enthralled, and captivated untold numbers of viewers for nearly a half century. Take a listen as Ibrahim & I discuss why this is the case. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Thanks.

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#366 - 20 Feet from Stardom/Standing in the Shadows Of Motown/Muscle Shoals - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 94:51


The History of Rock N Roll Part X - Soundtrack of the Century: 20 Feet from Stardom/Standing in the Shadows of Motown/Muscle Shoals On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our exploration of The World of Rock N Roll with a look at the foundation of any song . . . the bands and the background singers that give every song structure, power, and drive. This week we look at Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom (2019) - profiling Tata Vega, Judith Hill, Jo Lawry, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and the great Darlene Love - Paul Justman's Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) - profiling the great Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. composed of: Jack Ashford (percussion), Bob Babbitt (bass), Uriel Jones (drums), Joe Hunter (keyboards), Joe Messina (guitar), Richard "Pistol" Allen (drums), Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin (drums), Eddie "Bongo" Brown (percussion), Johnny Griffith (keyboards), Earl Van Dyke (keyboards), and Robert White (guitar). Finally, we close out the show with an incredible film showcasing The Birth of the Deep South Soul & Rock N Roll Sound birthed by the great Alabama Producer Rick Hall and FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama . . . I'm talking about Greg "Freddy" Camalier's Muscle Shoals (2013). An incredible film that showcases the legacy of Hall and the Swampers including: Barry Beckett (keyboards), Roger Hawkins (drums), David Hood (bass), Jimmy Johnson (guitar), Chips Moman (guitar), Junior Lowe (guitar), Dan Penn, Tommy Cogbill, Pete Carr (guitar), and Spooner Oldham (organ and piano). This is a fun episode that will - hopefully - introduce three great films and a host of music that you owe it to yourself to embrace. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

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#365 -Films that Defined the Decade - The 1910s: D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 117:24


The Films that Defined Their Decades - The 1910s: A Southern Gentlemen Re-Writes History With a Lightning Bolt - D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I, begin a new series examining a film from each cinematic decade; A film that defines the era and changes the way we look at the movies. This week we take a look at D.W. Griffith's controversial, problematic, and ground-breaking depiction of The Civil War, The Reconstruction, and The Birth of the Ku Klux Klan - The Birth of a Nation. This is not an easy film to talk about, but it's one of the most important films in The History of Cinema. From its controversial release in 1915 through continued attempts to screen Birth in public, the film remains a lightning rod for anger, resentment, and censorship. We hope that we are able to add intelligence and thought-provoking criticism to this argument. Thanks for the Continued Love & Support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.

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#364 - The Rolling Stones: The History of Rock N Roll Part IX - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 131:23


The History of Rock N Roll Part IX - English Blood Runs Hot: The Rolling Stones This week Ibrahim & I continue our examination of The History of Rock N Roll with a look at one of the greatest of Rock N Roll bands - Mick Jagger,  Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, and Bill Wyman . . . The Rollings Stones. This is a great episode, looking at Oliver Murray's The Quiet One (2019), Mike Figgis's Ronnie Wood - Someone Up There Likes Me (2020), Jean Luc Godard's Sympathy for the Devil (1968), Danny Garcia's Brian Jones - Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones (2020), and Martin Scorsese's Shine a Light (2008). A whole lot to watch and a whole lot of talk. Take a listen and enjoy the celebration. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many, Many Thanks.

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#364 - Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogotari - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 91:40


Ghosts of the Pale & Shadowy Moon After the Rain: Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogotari This week Mr. Chavez & I have the pleasure of discussing one of the great films of Cinema, Kenji Mizoguchi's 1953 Masterpiece, Ugetsu Monogotari. A beautiful, touching, and awe-inspiring film that stands as one of the great examples of World Cinema and easily sits among the great films of The Art of Motion Pictures. Featuring a cast including Rashomon's Machiko Kyō and Masayuki Mori, Mizoguchi's tale of Ghostly Temptation, Upward Mobility, and Feudal Class Restraints is both a warning and a morality tale for human greed, desire, and frailty. It is a true pleasure to continue our exploration into the greatest films of the medium. If you have not seen this film you are walking into one of the great story-telling experiences. You're Welcome. Questions, Comments, Complaints, and Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

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#363 - Eddie&Martin: LIfe - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 61:37


What's the Worst That Could Happen? Ted Demme's Life (1999) Dropping a bonus episode . . . this week I go solo to discuss Ted Demme's 1999 comic tour de force, Life. Until My Name is Dolemite, nearly twenty years later, this was Eddie Murphy's last R-Rated Comedy.  Tackling 65-years of racism, imprisonment, scapegoating, and - ultimately - friendship, Demme's film captures the brilliance of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence with a wonderful supporting cast including: Bernie Mac, Miguel Nuñez Jr., Anthony Anderson, Joe Torry, Nick Cassavetes, R. Lee Ermey, Obba Babatundé, Clarence Williams III, and Ned Beatty. It's a wonderful film that I'm thrilled to talk about and relate to the ridiculous and painful experiences of my own life. A deeply personal and honest episode that I hope you take something from. Thank you for listening. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.  

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#362 - Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 76:27


Hot Air & Fantasy: Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) Here's a movie that makes it exciting to be a movie lover . . . in the mid-1980's, filmmaker Terry Gilliam - after having won an unbeatable media and artistic war with Universal Pictures over the release of his bleak and dystopian picture, Brazil (1985) - would tackle a film that would nearly prove the end of him and almost everyone involved with it. Based on an 19th Century German storyteller, Terry Gilliam's film had been filmed a number of times before, but never with the vision, excitement, budget, and production problems that would plague this film. Through problems with language (English-speaking director and cast, Italian-speaking crew, shooting in Spain), production overruns, cast changes, a line producer seemingly more interested in the bravado of his role, shutdowns, and - finally - being dumped by ColumbiaPictures without any kind of advertising, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen continues to amaze, intrigue, and baffle audiences. It is truly one of the most visionary and daring productions ever committed to film; from a director that was vilified (continuing to suffer from the films reputation some thirty plus years later) and, only much later, recognized as one of the great fantasy films. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a beautiful film gifted to anyone who wants to believe in, "sausage trees, oceans of wine," and the insanity of traveling to the moon on "hot air and fantasy". Featuring an incredible cast including: Eric Idle, Sarah Polley (all of nine years old), Valentina Cortese, Uma Thurman, Oliver Reed, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis, Johnathan Pryce, Allison Steadman, co-screenwriter Charles McKeowen, Bill Paterson, Peter Jeffrey, Robin Williams (in a cameo as Ray D. Tutto - The King of the Moon), and a lead - an incredible lead - in John Neville as The Baron. This is a beautiful and inspiring film that we are thrilled to be talking about. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and that the conversation makes you seek out the movie. Thanks for the continued love and support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

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#361 - Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 99:19


The Blurred Reality of Dreams:  Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut The History of Cinema has known many great names. Few have had the success, respect, and influence of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999). With a filmography of only twelve films (unless you include his hated Fear and Desire), Kubrick stands tall among the great directors: Lang, Murnau, Hitchcock, Ford, etc. and continues to fascinate audiences. This week Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss the late filmmaker's last film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999). This is a difficult film, tackling a troubling subject - marital infidelity, paranoia, and insecurity.  Featuring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and a wonderful and troubling Sidney Pollack, Eyes Wide Shut is a problematic and fascinating last film from a great director. Take a listen as Ibrahim and I discuss this final film from a master. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Thanks for Your Continued Support.  

Bible Geeks Daily Download
"Different Voices"

Bible Geeks Daily Download

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 4:57


Cross TrainingListen Carefully to Wise InstructionRead or WatchThis year at a teen event, we had a competition where several teams had to guide a blindfolded teammate through a maze using only their voice. It was fun but a little chaotic, as our young folks tried to make their way, discerning between different voices and instructions: "Turn left!" "No, right!" "Keep going, you're doing great!" It's a bit like the different advice we receive as we navigate our own twists and turns. Who do you listen to — or should you just shut the voices out, determined to stumble along on your own?We're Cross Training to develop our lifelong learning, the last of twelve marks of the Master we've worked on this year. Lifelong learning comes when we follow Jesus as disciples, hunger and thirst after righteousness, examine ourselves, and seek out wise counsel. So why do we need wise advisors, and how do we find them?What You Need to KnowNaturally, what makes sense to you makes sense to you! But we all need to hear other points of view. Even a fool is "right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice" (Prov. 12:15). If you think going it alone — listening to no one — proves your strength, remember that the battle usually goes to those with the best counselors: "Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war" (Prov. 20:18). In fact, while you don't want to listen to just anyone, this is one area of life where more is usually better. "Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed" (Prov. 15:22).So when you come to a crossroads and face a challenging decision, look for those who can help you choose the right way. And even in your day-to-day walk, who would you love to take with you on this journey, to help you see things clearly and live well? Looking around your life, fill your cabinet of advisors asking yourself, "who do I want to have in my ear?" Prayerfully build relationships with mentors and friends who exhibit the fruit of the Spirit as those who "belong to Christ Jesus" (Gal. 5:22-24).What You Need to DoChoose your advisors carefully. Give attention to "your father's instruction" and "your mother's teaching" (Prov. 1:8). Rather than leaning toward those with whom you have the most in common, look for wisdom and the fear of the Lord (Prov. 9:10). Unlike Rehoboam, who lost part of his kingdom by choosing the advice of his young friends over older counselors (1 Kings 12), seek out mentors and thinking partners who have more experience than you (cf. Prov. 16:31). As Job said, "Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days" (Job 12:12). That doesn't mean we should "despise" the wisdom of young, faithful people (1 Tim. 4:12). To the contrary, they too can offer a unique and helpful perspective, holding to their "sincere faith" in the word they've received (2 Tim. 1:5).Humbly listen, even when it's uncomfortable to hear. Never become too proud for correction, since anyone "who hates reproof is stupid" (Prov. 12:1). Find the "sweetness of a friend" in their "earnest counsel" (Prov. 27:9), even when their "faithful ... wounds" of correction (Prov. 27:5-6) hurt all the more for their frankness and love (Lev. 19:17-18).Don't equate any human's advice with God's wisdom. To David and Absalom, "the counsel Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God" (2 Sam. 16:23). That can get dangerous even with the most sage and experienced advisor. Wisdom can come in a lot of varieties from a lot of sources, some better than others (cf. James 3:13-17). Christ's disciple will always look first to the "Wonderful Counselor" (Isa. 9:6; cf. Isa. 11:2). And so this series ends where it began — Cross Training under the instruction and example of the Master!Through the WeekRead (Mon) — Luke 2:40-52; Matt. 7:6; Psalm 1:1-6; 1 Cor. 15:33; 1 Thess. 5:6-14Reflect (Tue) — Who are my counselors now, and who should I seek to advise me?Request (Wed) — "Holy Father, fill my life with an abundance of wise counselors" (cf. Prov. 15:22).Respond (Thu) — Buy lunch for a wise, older saint, enjoying their company and taking in their insights.Reach Out (Fri) — How has wise counsel made a difference in your life?Support the Show

Mime Your Business Podcast
Episode 23 - “ Keya/Jasmine “ Part 1

Mime Your Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 26:01


Alts
Luxury Watch Dealer Dovi Spigelman

Alts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 50:23


This week Stefan sat down with Dovi Spigelman, a dealer of fine watches in Melbourne, Australia.In the chat, Stefan and Dovi discuss:The history of watch collectingWhat makes watches a good investmentThe most expensive watch ever purchasedHow Paul Newman (unwillingly) kicked off a revolutionWhy it's nearly impossible to buy watches at retailHow and when watches got so expensiveThe top watch brands you should know aboutThe top watch blogs and marketplaces to pay attention toDifferences between the vintage market and modern marketNewbie tips for buying your first luxury watchThis episode was originally featured in the Alternative Assets newsletter issue: Collecting and Investing in Luxury WatchesThis episode is sponsored by The Watch Newsletter.---Follow Alts- Website & newsletter: https://alts.co- Discord: https://discord.gg/DEkHgzggwC- Twitter: https://twitter.com/altassetsclub- Insta: https://instagram.com/alts_co- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alts_co- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmgk4gzQ56QvpyegBJJVQA?sub_confirmation=1