Watch This With Rick Ramos

Peter Fonda: A Rememberance (February 23, 1940 - August 16, 2019)

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to look over the career of Peter Fonda, who passed away August 16th at the age of 79. From his early work with Roger Corman's American International Pictures thru his phenomenal success co-writing, producing and starring in Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider (1969). Ibrahim & I discuss the cultural and cinematic importance of this film as well as (what one of us believe) is it's failure 50 years later. We also take a look at one of Fonda's directorial efforts, 1973's The Hired Hand as well his roles in Victor Nuñez's Ulee's Gold (1997) and the Steven Soderbergh directed The Limey (1999). We discuss Fonda's gifts and limitations as an actor. The talk is an interesting one, slipping into a discussion of the culture of the time, as well as a lot of what goes into making a character honest and memorable. 

Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions should be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Direct download: PeterFonda.mp3
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The Re-Boot Era Continued - The History of the Oscars Part 11: 2015 - 2019 

Our long road through The History of The Academy Awards finally comes to an end as Ibrahim & I look at these last five years of The Awards. We remember the winners, the losers, those that were not nominated, and our thoughts on the awards as a whole. 

. . . That's All Folks

Thanks for the continued Love & Support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com

Direct download: OscarsPart11.mp3
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The Reboot Era - History of the Oscars Part 10: 2011 - 2014

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I get one episode closer to finishing our series on The History of the Academy Awards. Looking at the years 2011 thru 2014, we examine the Academy's continued desire to maintain the status quo. As we come closer to the end of this exploration, we find ourselves by the careful - and predictable - choices the Academy has made. 

Take a listen and let us know what you think. Our Thanks & Appreciation for your continued Love & Support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.

Direct download: OscarsPart10.mp3
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Rutger Hauer: Like Tears in Rain (January 23, 1944 - July 19, 2019)

On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss the career of Rutger Hauer who passed away this past week at the age of 75. Hauer began his professional acting career in 1969 under the guidance of fellow Dutchman, Paul Verhoeven, for a television movie. Hauer would work again with Verhoeven in his film debut Turkish Delight (1973). From this point Hauer continued in a series of European films until his American debut alongside Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams, as an international terrorist establishing himself in New York City in the gripping police-terrorist, cat & mouse game, 1981's Nighthawks. We also discuss starring roles, including The Hitcher from 1986 and Wanted: Dead or Alive from 1987. However, all of this is a prelude to his crowning achievement, Ridley Scott's Blade RunnerBlade Runner, a brilliant film, propelled by an incredible Hauer performance.

We loved sitting down and examiniing this performance and remembering this incredible actor. 

Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks. 

Direct download: RutgerHauer.mp3
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