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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On this episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos - Rick thanks the fans of the show for their continual support as he embarks on the first solo episode of the shows run. He talks about the history & birth of the show as well as his hopes for its success and continued evolution. He also talks movies currently in theaters including David Dobkin' THE JUDGE (briefly) as well as Theodore Melfi's ST. VINCENT with Bill Murray as well as other Murray titles including Richard Donner's SCROOGED, Jim Jarmusch's BROKEN FLOWERS, and Murray's own - single - directing credit (w/co-director Howard Franklin) QUICK CHANGE. Thanks for Listening! 

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss the Three David Fincher Films: Se7en, The Game, and Gone Girl.

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The Equalizer, Man On Fire, and Flight

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss A Walk Among The Tombstones, Taken, and The Grey.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss two of the best trilogies of all time. Back To The Future and Toy Story.

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Dark Blue, The Prince Of The City

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss 3 Stanley Kubrick Classics: The Killing, Full-Metal Jacket, & Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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Following the unexpected suicide of Robin Williams, Rick & Lee sit down to discuss Williams' varied performances from his film debut in Robert Altman's Popeye thru Mike Nichol's The Birdcage and including Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. This was a very emotional episode for bothe Rick & Lee. 

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Rick Ramos, Lee Syatt, and Mike Black talk about the new summer blockbuster, Guardians of The Galaxy.

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Rick Ramos & Lee Syatt, with special guest David Wilhcombe, break down Tate Taylor's Get On Up, the new movie covering the life of "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, as well as Taylor Hackford's documentary on the life, brilliance, and - often frustrating legacy of the True "King of Rock 'N Roll", Chuck Berry: Hail Hail Rock and Roll

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Boyhood, Bernie, Dazed and Confused.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss stand up comedy specials, Snowpiercer, and then the first two Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss the Planet of the Ape's series. Including the most recent release.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss the two films Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Requiem for a dream. We also debate drug legalization and dating while going to the movies.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss the films and merits of Jonah Hill. Lee doesnt mind him and likes a couple of his roles but Rick has some pretty strong feelings. Listen to find out what they are and if you agree.

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Comedian Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about weight loss and Edge of Tomorrow. They also break down the Classic 'Star Wars' and the 1958 Kurosawa film The Hidden Fortress which inspired Star Wars Director George Lucas.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about two special dad movies in honor of father's day. Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful and Ron Howard's Parenthood. We also take some great listener phone calls at the end.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss two Terry Gilliam Films "Time Bandits" and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syat talk about two movies that are currently in theatres, X-Men and A Million Ways to die in the West. The majority of the discussion though has to do with the Jon Favreau film "Chef", which we relate to the 1996 movie "Big Night."

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about two Godzila films. The 1954 original Japanese version and the 2014 version currently in theatres. We also talk about losing weight and take our first listener phone call.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt discuss prison films and how they portray life in prison. Rick and Lee also discuss how they would fare in prison, which is not well for either. Thank you for listening!

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about how their mothers influence their lives and the movies they watch.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt welcome comedian Steve Simeone in studio. Rick and Steve talk about life and what it's like trying to make it in the entertainment industry.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about the life and career of Nicolas Cage. Focusing on his newest movie Joe, Con Air, and Bringing Out the Dead.

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Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt talk about The Passion of the Christ a little bit but spend most of the episode talking about how films relate to real life and how race and religion play into our every day lives. Very interesting talk.

 

 

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Comedian Mike Black joins Rick Ramos and Lee Syatt to talk about Marvel movies.

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Rick and Lee break down their decision to go to film school during two very different periods in the art form. What art school did and didnt do for them, and how they feel about the entire experience. Rick also talks about the movies he saw this past weekend, Noah, Bad Words, and The Raid 2. Finally, Lee and Rick break down and discuss a lot of the nuiances that make film edition so important.

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Rick and Lee talk about the 1980 classic Blues Brothers. Rick also breaks down the music of the film like no one has ever done before.

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Rick breaks down what he loves most about the old muppets vs the new. And we discuss the evolution of the car chase.

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Rick and Lee break down three Gene Wilder movies and how Rick maintains his vast movie collection.

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Rick and Lee talk about the Oscar's and then break down some of the movies of Quentin Tarantino.

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Joey Coco Diaz joins Rick and Lee to talk about the life and movies of the late Harold Ramis.

 

 

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Rick and Lee discuss 4 from Sam Peckinpah. The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, and Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. We also discuss comedies and the passing of Sid Caesar.

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Rick and Lee discuss 3 from Kurt Russell. Robert Zemeckis' Used Cars, John Carpenter's The Thing, & Jonathon Mostow's Breakdown.

 

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Rick and Lee Break down Martin Brest's 1988 action/buddy/comedy classic, Midnight Run. They also talk about the unexpected death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and going to see bad movies.

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Rick & Lee sit down to discuss the brilliance of Clint Eastwood's epitaph to the Western, 1992's brilliant Unforgiven, and how it speaks to the truths of loyalty, honor, & friendships. 

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Welcome to the first episode of Watch This: With Rick Ramos. This podcast is going to be an adventure into film. Get ready to discuss the great films and filmmakers that have shaped the industry and have enriched our lives. You may know some and not others, but we're only going to talk about the best of the best. I hope after each episode these movies will mean as much to you as they mean to us.

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