Watch This With Rick Ramos

On this weeks episode of WatchThis With Rick Ramos I sit down with one of my closest friends, Religious Scholar Ibrahim Chavez to talk Religion, Tradition, Hypocrisy, and the Historical Influence of Jesus Christ. Doing all of this there was no way we weren't get into Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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On this episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos I take advantage of the Revival House Opportunities available to all of us living in the Greater Los Angeles area. This week I had the opportunity to watch two Coen Brothers classics - The Hudsucker Proxy and the Academy Award winning Fargo. As always, Thanks for the Support!

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I started off with the idea that I was going to talk about Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Well, that didn't work out exactly like I had hoped. I found myself having to give full episodes to both of these films. so this week we talk about Reservoir Dogs (later in the week we'll get into Pulp Fiction). On this episode we talk a brilliant debut and we get into what makes it so. Enjoy. Can't wait to sit down with you guys again. See you later in the week. Thanks For Everything. 

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Coming to the end of the month, People. Allergies starting up, but I can't be stopped. Today I talk a Director I had previously written off . . . Tim Burton. After catching a revival screening of his 1994 masterpiece (at least I think it's a masterpiece) Ed Wood, a film that celebrates both filmmaking and blind perserverance, I knew that I had to talk about this films. I also get a bit into his 2003 film Big Fish, a good chance at re-visiting a film that I had - mostly - forgotten about. I also talk about the struggles with the ShackJob and the need to do whatever needs to be done to continue doing what we love. Thanks for Listening and Thanks for the Continued Support.

 

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This week I welcome Comedian and Friend Martin Moreno to WatchThis. Martin and I talk about our shared past on the Comedy Circuit as well as his phenomenal success as part of Gabriel Iglesias' (Fluffy) Stand-Up Revolution Comedy Tour. But the big "get" is Martin coming on to talk about the BDSM World and the dissapointment, and missed opportunity, that is 50 Shades of Grey. Enjoy as we have an open and honest discussion about sex, shaming, liberation, and personal acceptance and growth. This was a particularly fun episode to record. Hope You Like It!

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Sorry I've been away for this long, but the new episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos is now up. This week I talk about Oliver Stone, focusing on his masterpiece JFK, a film that I think is his masterpiece (he feels the same way) and it's importance as not only an artistic document, but also a political one as well. Enjoy the show and thanks for your continued support. You know I love you guys.

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Hello Folks, Rick Ramos here. I wanted to get one last episode in before the end of the month. A few months back I got hit up by a WatchThis listener - Mr. Alan Lamberg. We started talking over email and I found a kindred spirit. He suggested we do one anothers' podcasts. So here goes . . . the first (of hopefully many) crossover episodes. So he set this up through Skype and the miracles of modern technology, I was able to sit down with a man I find myself respecting more and more. The entire Pacific Ocean couldn't stop this podcast from happening. So please enjoy my conversation (in Los Angeles) with Alan Lamberg (in Nagano, Japan) - Co-Founder of Corner Film Productions & Writer and Co-Producer of 2012's Casualties of the State, an exceptional Film Fan's Film. Enjoy my conversation with my new friend. Thanks for listening and Thanks for your continued support.

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This week we go after one of the great filmmakers of the last thirty years, the incomparable Spike Lee. On this episode we take a look at two of Spike's greatest works: 1989's Do the Right Thing and 1992's Malcolm X - Two films that define his power, reach, and importance as a filmmaker. Ramos describes the brilliance of both films and the problems that he has with both of them. Either way Mr. Lee is a difficult subject and Ramos hopes that he does his two films justice. Ramos also talks the 87th Academy Awards . . . A mostly satisfactory showcase (with one major problem). Many Thanks for Your Love & Support. You Are Appreciated!

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This week Rick Ramos tackles the Academy Awards. Ideas on how the Awards should be handled and the utter disappointment in this years nominations and likely winners. Have Fun and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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A bit of a shorter episode this week, but one wherein Ramos finds out how little he understands about Romance. Tonight - once again - we pop open The Guinness and take a look at Cameron Crowe's 1989 Romantic/Comedy/Drama SAY ANYTHING (which Rick realizes how much he dislikes the film - far cry from his original feelings about the film). He also talks about Billy Wilder's 1960 Classic THE APARTMENT with Shirley McClaine, Fred McMurray, and the great Jack Lemmon, who Rick goes on a movie lovers' tangent, and - finally - the criminally underseen John McNaughton lost gem, MAD DOG & GLORY - a film that Rick is thrilled to talk about and recommend. Take a listen and, as always, have fun as we get into the movies. Thanks for listening. 

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