Wed, 21 January 2015
Oh Yeah! On this weeks episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos, Rick goes after the Media with a vengeance. After a dissapointing viewing of Michael Mann's new film Blackhat, Rick takes a trip down the Rabbit Hole into Mann's filmography examining the director's criminally underseen 1999 masterpiece The Insider. Featuring brilliant performances from Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, and Al Pacino, Rick brings you one of the most powerful films of the 90's and a superb examination of the media and personal bravery. Continuing the theme he takes a look at - one of his favorite directors - Sidney Lumet & Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 Academy Award winner Network - a film that radically altered the landscape and has proven sadly prophetic. You're not going to want to miss this episode. Once Again, Thanks for Listening & Thanks for All of the Support! It Is Appreciated.
Direct download: MichaelMann.mp3
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Wed, 14 January 2015
This week on WatchThis Your Movie Watching Buddy, Rick Ramos, sits down to talk a little bit of John Cassavettes and the 1974 Independent Classic A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE and the struggles of sanity. He quickly moves into the Beauty & Magic of Binge Television Watching. This week we get into THE SHIELD, BREAKING BAD, DEADWOOD, RESCUE ME, and SHAMELESS. A whole lot of TV, but Ramos isn't doing much of anything else so enjoy.
Direct download: BingeTV.mp3
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Thu, 8 January 2015
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to the 1st Episode of The New Year. Rick Ramos comes out of the corner throwing haymakers to the head and body. On this edition of WatchThis Rick dishes on the beginning of the New Year. He discusses Mark Wahlberg's new film THE GAMBLER, as well as a recent screening of the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY. Then the Jack Daniels kicks in and Ramos gets down talking about his favorite documentaries of recent years: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (Director Frank Pavich) detailing the failed science fiction project that Jodorowsky speaks so passionately about some thirty years later. He also goes over Keith Fulton & Luis Pepe's LOST IN LA MANCHA, a heartbreaking behind-the-scenes account of one of the tragic losses of cinema, Terry Gilliam's almost quarter century effort to adapt Cervantes' DON QUIXOTE. This one will break your heart. Finally, he finishes with Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein’s incredible biography, DECEPTIVE PRACTICES: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY, easily one of Ramos' favorite films of the last ten years. Enjoy the Show and Thanks for Listening.
Direct download: JodorowskyGilliamRickyJay.mp3
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Wed, 31 December 2014
In this, the Final Episode of WatchThis w/RickRamos for 2014, Rick goes over the Year and what 2014 has meant to him. The Good, The Bad, and Everything In-Between. Tonight we discuss 40 of the Best "Good Times" Rick spent at the movies. NOT the Best Films . . . The Best Good Times. Included in the Discussion: August: Osage County/The Wolf of Wall Street/The Grapes of Wrath/Baraka/Samsara/Wild at Heart/The Raid 2/The Unknown Known/Only Lovers Left Alive/Joe/Big Trouble in Little China/Tatsuya Nakadai Live – RAN/Chef/Cold in July/Lucky Them/The Immigrant/Edge of Tomorrow/Get On Up/Life Itself/Once Upon a Time in the West/Guardians of the Galaxy/Calvary/The Expendables 3/Begin Again/Let’s Be Cops/Zero Theorem/The Drop/Gone Girl/St. Vincent/Fury/Dear White People/Whiplash/John Wick/The Homesman/Hannah and Her Sisters/Bullets Over Broadway/The Imitation Game/The Babadook/Dazed and Confused/Wild/American Sniper
Enjoy the Show and Thanks for all of the support. Here's to a Great 2015.
Direct download: 2014YearInReview.mp3
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