The Motion Picture Association – The Danielle Metz Show 062

The Motion Picture Association – The Danielle Metz Show 062


I’m Danielle Metz. I’m Robert Vaughan. And
this is The Danielle Metz Show. So, Robert in the spirit of doing things a little
outside the box I thought we’d do something a little bit different today
and discuss movies that we like especially in context of the Avengers
end game just coming to theaters and the decimation of all the popular franchises
and the feminization and the politicization of everything now
I thought maybe taking a look back at some movies that we enjoyed outside of
the political landscape might be in order
well sure I’m game though I mean I here’s a fair warning everything I do is
driven by my philosophy well yes for you that is true there seems to be a
nostalgia addiction nowadays to where they’re remaking everything there’s no
new ideas no any like they have a new sonic movie coming out like who needs a
sonic movie they have what else is coming out they have a new Star Wars movie they
have they’re doing Marvel movies all over the place everything is just a
rehash of the nostalgic past pulling at our heartstrings and destroying the
franchise in the process which is why I’ve backed away I haven’t seen the
latest Marvel movies I haven’t seen the latest Star Wars movies I haven’t seen the latest Star Trek movies which is near and dear to my heart I I just I can’t do
it anymore I just the new wave of politicalization
of everything is so disheartening so I thought we’d take a look back at stuff
that was before this current year so I’m gonna start with my favorite movie this
is gonna be a short show know well my actually my favorite movie it has become
politicized because It’ll never be made today but Gone With The Wind is my all time it stands the test of time it was I’ve watched it any time it comes on TV I
continue watching it because it is so the cinematography the acting everything
is so brilliant the dialogue and it is a piece of time in American history which
I finally captured very this is so incredibly well that I just I love that
movie and my it was actually also my mom always loved that movie – so the
might be a bit of nostalgia for me I guess I can confess than watching it
with my mom when I was a little kid well I read the book just maybe two years ago
how was it I’ve never read it phenomenal really yes
they say she’s basically been hung out to dry because of the whole slavery
thing now Margot Mitchell Berger Mitchell yeah
yeah but then again that’s a people revisiting history with their lens today
I just missed that no it was a brilliant movie and even like even by today’s
standard I am my husband doesn’t like watching older movies and I politely
asked him to sit down and watch it with me and he did and he was taken aback by
the quality of the production and the acting and the story it’s a really long
in-depth story that covers generation it was just such a good story it’s very
well done and I it’s I was it’s gonna always probably remain it my job yes and
I enjoyed it too let me see I’ve got my drive up here with all my movies over a
long time Airy it’s got 2,300 movies on here Forbidden Planet yes that’s one of
my all-time favorites that is up there with me – it’s that’s Leslie Nielsen
isn’t it Leslie Nielsen yeah yes I’ve got a lot of science fiction a lot of
minor science fiction even though I go back and I find their early stuff from
the 30s and the 40s and the 50s The Day the Earth Stood Still yeah that’s on my
list interestingly enough that was directed by Robert Wise who did the
sound of music the West Side Story run silent run deep and sadly Star Trek the
motion picture oh that’s one of the true Star Trek movies I do not care to
re-watch that in number five number five I was just about to say not because I
write a Bill Shatner directed it but that was just a
bad story bad dialogue badly written the direction is moot at that point what
what does God need with a spaceship yeah yeah yes Sybok yeah yeah that was just
ridiculous some of my best ones were the The Matrix
trilogy the whole come over and over again I worked with you and you went to
see them and you came back and said the first matrix and you came back and said
that was the greatest thing you’d see in a long time the first mate yes yeah the
first one I don’t the the second two I’ve not too sure on they kind of went
on that God tangent thing where he’s I don’t know what they were trying to
achieve with that but the first movie with stylization and the yeah the the
fighting scenes and that was just brilliant what did you like about it
particularly what I liked about it was they talked about the things that I like
to talk about and that is things like freewill is it determinism is this a
simulation or is this just was this the real life is this just fantasy yeah yeah
those kinds of things my son I went with my wife and my son and my son came out
and he said wow that movie really makes you think I think he was about eight
years old at the night hmm.you time right so the matrix what else they got
in here some of my favorites 2001 a Space Odyssey the Kubrick film oh really
I found that so boring oh really yes there’s like nothing happened for a lot
of it I watched it with a couple friends and my dad and we and ever he was like
really impressed and like I understand that space travel is really slow and
stuff takes a lot of time but do I have to watch all of it no I that’s one of
the reasons I really enjoyed it cuz it was the very first film ever in act to
my knowledge that didn’t embellish space with no borders and curving like they
were jet plane yes or anything like that everything travels in a straight line
America below on simulating gravity they actually turned the sets you know so
people look like they’re going up oh that’s great ceiling that’s yeah so
Kubrick did a masterful job on that what so did a good job well can see mentioned
them he did a good job on The Shining – and I don’t even like Stephen King but I
thought Rick did a great job on the tape I know I think we talked about this
before didn’t we oh did we yeah say you said you didn’t like the shiny I thought
I was I thought I was good cuz you thought it was like um cuz I said I
don’t like horror because typically it’s like air especially Stephen King horror
because it’s meaningless there’s no rhyme or reason behind it both the
shining he was just an alcoholic who went nuts so there was at least some
foundation for his evilness but then you get into the actual part of the shining
and then it goes off through but um some more films I like from the past of the
Philadelphia Story is one of my favorites
anything with Cary Grant pretty much makes the top list like holiday
George Cukor as director he also did he also directed holiday both with
Katharine Hepburn I mean Jimmy Stewart obviously in Philadelphia story
I love the haunting also directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Harris
and Claire Bloom and Richard Johnson that movie the remake is trash the
original movie is so creepy because it doesn’t show anything the horror is in
your mind which you watch you go Plus isn’t seem really scary and then you’re
lying in bed at night and then you start hearing the pounding on the doors from
the movie and then that it just did it’s such a creepy film it’s so well done we
have to admit I have not seen it and I don’t usually watch any horror movies at
all oh the hard kind of meaningless well yeah usually they are this is AJ
just a really creepy well done movie and I don’t really like horror either yeah
the level of horror I like it it’s on my list the Lost Boys by Joel Schumacher
with Jason Patric an Kiefer Sutherland back from 1987 when I was a teenager and
I really like those kind of movies but that still stays with me have the
soundtrack I have posters cuz you know that was it
speaking of the 80s how about Back to the Future I love that trilogy as well I
like so well done first one and the third one the second one had too many
plot holes for me to really like it was just they had to get from point A to
point C and B was just kind of seem to be like filler and that’s but I do like
back to future the original one the third one with them being in the in the
Wild West was pretty cool mine every movie I really like is clerks
by Kevin Smith because that came out at the time I actually worked in a video
store next to a righty star so to me that is like what that was my real life
experience and the customers they have in that show movie and the wait the
stupid questions they’d ask that was my life at that point in time and it was
just it was a just a myself after a hard day at work when I gave him put that
movie I went yes you get it you understand what’s like being in the real
real know what’s word I’m looking for not real estate realtor Realty my
realtor you’ll cut this out what here when you’re when you’re selling things
to people you’re in what retail retail that’s translating and this is what I
don’t do retail no you can leave out it because my words they don’t work well
the other guilty pleasure has Pirates of the Caribbean the curse the Black Pearl
just the first one none of the other parts of the Caribbean movies the first
one was excellent the soundtrack was awesome um close bad alt is his name I
it’s stupid it’s fun the fact that they could take a ride from Disney World and
make it a movie I was like there’s no way they could do this but they did it
very well they kept it clever they kept it fun
giant Depp was hilarious it was just great and then they ruined it with all
the subsequent sequels so it’s really so anymore of movies that you could add
to the list just putting down my list of there’s so many you talking if you need
me to know there are there are many like Fahrenheit 451 I see here I really
enjoyed that with them I don’t think I’ve ever seen that which is bad on me
oh no you got to look that one up it’s it’s timeless his Hidden Fortress
Kurosawa oh yes I’ve never seen it but I know of it if you go to my Twitter
channel @rbvaughan you can see a screen grab that I took from that movie
it’s pretty good oh is that what that’s from a black-and-white Kurosawa and
other things like I just recently acquired Greece from 1978 which was a
fun fun movie to watch really have you yet have you applied that to current day
standards because that movie would not hold up at all she has to change
yourself from being a bookie nerdish girl to being a sexpot with the leather
pants and the hair and the that was Olivia newton-john right and John
Travolta John Travolta and then the the other girl gets pregnant from her
boyfriend and I just like sex out of wedlock and all that good stuff from
high school and of course there’s Lord of the Rings that whole series except
for maybe the Hobbit which dragged on forever I don’t know I see I like it
I just don’t think it’s it was very long I didn’t I couldn’t even get through the
books I just found it oh no no I me say I love the books and I read them several
times and I think it’s just a masterpiece and I think that they made
the movies true to form and we just why they’re very long oh yeah it’s it’s a
long saga it’s supposed to be a statement on world war 2 isn’t it
nor the they’re actually talkie and I think said nothing about what it was or
I do know that he wrote it because he was sort of jealous of the Viking sagas
and the Scandinavian myths and legends that evolved in their history and legend
you know and literature and he wanted to write one for Britain and created that
one so I thought it’s just it’s light-hearted in a sense because it’s
total fantasy it’s just entertainment elves but there are definite elements in
there of a positive philosophy I found the people banding together to do a do a
simple task that will save the world it’s like all these alliances of people
and creatures of different backgrounds and all that getting together and
forming a camaraderie oh so like the prototype Avengers I can’t really speak
to that too much I don’t watch that adventure thing you don’t I only watch
the I think I watched the first couple Avengers movies and the first Thor movie
mmm first Captain America movie and then I just went on board superheroes I can
keep my attention to a certain point and they were I like the first Avengers
movie a lot I like the first Iron Man movie a lot mostly because Iron Man
Robert Downey jr. character when you know all the superheroes always keep
their identity secret and at the very end of the movie goes he’s holding a
press conference and he goes well yeah I’m this Iron Man I am Iron Man and he
he announces it and he owns it I thought I like that that’s good I like that kind
of mindset and I didn’t see that and he’s a very interesting character
because he’s not a superhero in the sense of he has superpowers
he’s just smart and rich yeah that works Elya it’s like something I could achieve
– except for the smart part or what was the latest movie you watched because I
had to try to think of what mine was Oh remember well we just watched the last
Star Wars movie they made it’s pretty forgettable well obviously she don’t
remember yeah I actually I can’t remember then we
only watched it a couple weeks ago but I tell you what the Orville just their
last episode it was very Star Wars like mmm and that was better than the Star
Wars movie the Orville by the way is a masterpiece
yeah television that’s what I intend to do now as I watch TV shows more than
movies but I did actually break down and watch a movie recently it’s called the
death of Stalin with Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor the fact that this was
made in Hollywood today I don’t think they understand the concept of irony
because of how they depicted the social the USSR at that time and what happens
and like there’s like there’s this one scene where they’re going down the road
and just shooting people and then the word comes on hi that
oh we’re just not gonna do that anymore and so the next guy in the line gets to
live and it’s funny and sad and tragic all at the same time and yet this is the
this is the you know the the politics that they’re promoting in Hollywood I
like do they not understand irony we’re showing how evil and satirical and just
random the whole thing is while they’re you know socialist rah rah rah
because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has her own movie on Netflix so I mean
and they’re talking about her socialist policies and it’s like a 2-hour movie
about her and two other girls were running for we’re running for Congress
at the same time yeah and I say girls because they haven’t grown up yet they
don’t know what they’re what they speak so it just Hollywood has a very weird
pension the guy who wrote it was um Armando Iannucci
who also directed it he’s apparently from Glasgow Scotland yeah father was
Italian mother was gosh hence the name and I don’t know him from anything else
but he wrote this but from maybe from Italy maybe you got a taste of you know
Stalinism it sounds pretty grim to me I don’t know I can’t really
Buscemi was great well no Steve Buscemi oh yeah in you is just it I don’t know
if it was a parody or an actual reenactment it was just on the line it
was very well done I highly recommend it yeah something that I like a lot is
Miyazaki films Hayao Miyazaki yes animator yeah you could know that from
our business yes My Neighbor Totoro oh that is so cute
yeah and all of all of the ones that he’s done and even the ones that he sent
us done a remarkable if people listening want to look it up I think that they’re
they’re quite quite entertaining quite philosophically solid and very much
worth watching and in the original Japanese with subtitles because oh yeah
and they’re very patient it’s like it’s if this story is very patient it’s not
it’s not it’s not slam bam Saturday morning cartoon stuff it’s very patient
it’s very beautiful visually and very heartfelt and I really yeah I love those
stories and and funny – for example The Tanuki Wars
remember the tanukis which are like raccoons yes they have they have their
scrotums have magical powers well you know it was that was a movie about the
intrusion of cities into into the wild but it was done so well because that’s a
big problem of course in the or a big issue in Japan yeah they have very
limited land resources so yeah yeah so I would recommend any any Miyazaki film I
highly recommend them as well uh any other movies did I mention that on
Friday October I love that movie which one The Hunt for Red October Oh Sean
Connery yes and Alec Baldwin when he was actually a decent actor no I love that
maybe I’m not sure why I read the book by Tom Clancy
it was the Bahrainis read I’ve read in my entire life but because I
love the movie so much I forced myself through because he was so technical
because he apparently was in the the industry so he knew all the technical
terms but the movie itself is I just I love it it makes me you know why it
reminds me of Wrath of Khan when they’re in the nebula at the end and they’re
having the 3d chess game where they’re floating up and down the same thing with
the subs right they have three dimensions that they can work with so
it’s very much a strategy of war which I really enjoy yeah another one would be
most of the Sherlock Holmes now this isn’t a movie per se but the Jeremy
Britt Sherlock Holmes I’ve watched over it oh I love those they’re masterpieces
I stole and I like the Benedict Cumberbatch ones too but they’re
completely roasting animals yes they are but still very good yeah and I I don’t
like the movies with Robert Downey jr. oh don’t you yeah there are some things
about them that sort of work so like when he’s thinking about all the moves
he’s gonna make to attack his opponent little over the top
yeah Robert Downey jr. I like Jude Law and just it’s not it’s less cerebral
more just frenetic I think that’s the problem where I like the story the whole
thing and because that’s what Sherlock Holmes is he’s about solving the puzzle
it’s not about beating people up and stuff like that although even if he has
to which was always made clear here’s one out of left field
the din drum 1979 it’s about I believe boy Oscar seen it but I don’t remember
it oh this little boy he has a tin drum obviously his birthday and the Nazis are
starting to do their what Nazis do and he just stops growing in in rebellion to
the Nazis it’s it’s a little silly but in that respect of course but it’s in
German and a very interesting film interesting well worth watching yeah
I have to try it check it it again hey get off you of course that’s gonna say
hey you should be just doing a like checklist I could get this to Danielle
could this to Danielle oh I don’t know tons tons of movies like I said not
enough time to even watch all the ones that I’ve got here well like I said I
barely watch movies anymore because their date their time sucker and I
always feel like I should be doing something more productive but at the
same time enjoying these things and supporting them and learning from them
as well like the good movies like I just decided to watch the death of Stalin
because I had a couple hours to spare and evening and I enjoyed it a lot and I
learned a lot from it and now I get to tell other people about it so I think
it’s important to do that kind of stuff so which is why we do shows like this
and if you don’t like shows like this well then frankly my dear I don’t give
a damn. Talk again soon. Cheers. If you’ve enjoyed this presentation
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