Watch This With Rick Ramos

Merry Christmas WatchThis fans. This week your beloved host, Rick Ramos, sits down on the last night of his visit with Momma and Poppa Ramos to discuss Christmas and the Movies that have come with this Wonderful Time of Year. We get down with a whole lot, but focus our attention on Joe Dante's 1984 hit GREMLINS, Terry Zwigoff's warped Christmas Masterpiece from 2003 BAD SANTA, and finally round it out with Bob Clark's 1983 Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS STORY. Rick also rambles on for an hour and forty discussing the beauty of the Christmas Season while sucking back a few GUINNESS. Enjoy the second to last episode of 2014. A Million Thanks!

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This week WatchThis host Rick Ramos cracks open a bottle of Jack Daniels and dishes on Chris Rock's recent Directorial Effort TOP FIVE as well as the Magic & Beauty of Stand-Up Comedy. He also take a look at the filmography of Paul Thomas Anderson's including HARD EIGHT, BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA and PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE as well as - the incredibly dissapointing - INHERENT VICE. Listen in on one of the few times where Ramos allows himself to lose it over the dissapointment and hatred for a movie while at the same time extolling the virtues and his love for a filmmaker's previous work. Enjoy!

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This week WatchThis host, Rick Ramos, jumps back onto the podcast adventure with a vengeance! After a brief discussion (and apologies) of why he's been offline for the past week, Ramos gets back into the ring and starts swinging. Acknowledging the lack of quality films in theatres at this time, he expounds on the briliiance of the ONLY good film in theatres right now - Jennifer Kent's THE BABADOOK. From that point on he gets into the beauty of 70's & 80's Action Maestro WALTER HILL. Profiling Hill's '73 Directorial Debut  HARD TIMES, 1981's SOUTHERN COMFORT, and the '83 Classic 48HRS. Rounding out with his Favorite Movie Monologue - The Late/Great PETER FALK - from 2002's UNDISPUTED. Have Fun!

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This week WatchThis host, Rick Ramos, jumps back onto the podcast adventure with a vengeance! After a brief discussion (and apologies) of why he's been offline for the past week, Ramos gets back into the ring and starts swinging. Acknowledging the lack of quality films in theatres at this time, he expounds on the briliiance of the ONLY good film in theatres right now - Jennifer Kent's THE BABADOOK. From that point on he gets into the beauty of 70's & 80's Action Maestro WALTER HILL. Profiling Hill's '73 Directorial Debut  HARD TIMES, 1981's SOUTHERN COMFORT, and the '83 Classic 48HRS. Rounding out with his Favorite Movie Monologue - The Late/Great PETER FALK - from 2002's UNDISPUTED. Have Fun!

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This week on WatchThis w/Rick Ramos, Rick is visited by good friend, comic compadre, and fellow fattie, Mike Black as we sit down and talk about the films of Tommy Lee Jones including his new "Feminist" Western THE HOMESMAN, as well as the MIB films and THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA. It's a conversation that races all over the place, but always - somehow - manages to get back to the point. 

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We double up the episodes this week on WatchThis. Today I'm thrilled and honored to have Maryum "May May" Ali - daughter of 3-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali - step into the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness. We talk the new documentary I AM ALI, as well as our mutual times at The World Famous Comedy Store and her current career in social work and public speaking. We talk the history of her father, his religion, Vietnam, and (difficult for Rick) the rivalry and Ali's treatment of former heavyweight world champion "Smokn'" Joe Frazier. It's great to sit down with an old friend and catch up. Thanks for listening. 

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On this weeks episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos, Rick sits down and tears through the wonders of Christopher Nolan's new film INTERSTELLAR starring Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey. Ramos discusses the importance of personal filmmaking and how it plays out in the lives of viewers. Along with INTERSTELLAR he discusses 2000's MEMENTO and 2002's INSOMNIA. Listen for an in-depth discussion of the true meaning of filmmaking. Thanks for listening. 

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On this late dropping edition of WatchThis with Rick Ramos, Rick takes it on the road going back to his own personal Hell. . . The World Famous Comedy Store. This week he's visited by fan favorite Mike Black who brings with him up and coming stand-up comic and co-star of this summers blockbuster hit THE EQUALIZER, Johnny Skourtis. Nothing better than three Fatties sitting around talking trash, laughing, and reminding themselves of why they got into this in the first place. Have fun. 

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On this weeks episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos, Rick talks WWII discussing David Ayer's FURY along with Robert Aldrich's 1967 suicide mission classic THE DIRTY DOZEN, and rounding it out with the - criminally - underseen Sam Fuller classic 1980's THE BIG RED 1. Ramos also discusses turning 40 and the struggles in coming to terms with that. Thanks for listening. 

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This past Sunday, October 26th Mike Black and I sat down with screenwriter Larry Wilson to discuss his creation (w/co-creator Michael McDowell) of the 1988 Horror/Comedy Classic - Beetlejuice and his screenplay (w/co-writer Caroline Thompson) of the 1991 BoxOffice Hit Addams Family. We also discuss Larry's continued involvement in the business with his new online series Cindy which he is currently raising funds for on kickstarter (kck.st/ZcqK4C). A modern-day retelling of the Cinderella story, Wilson places his heroine in the world of Reality Television - To find out more plese check out www.cindytheseries.com - You're not going to want to miss this highly informative new episode!

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