Watch This With Rick Ramos

This weeks episode of Watch This w/RickRamos is dedicated to The Great Blues Man "The King of the Blues" Mr. B.B. King who passed away last week, May 14th, at the age of 89. A whole lot of memories and clips from Richard Pearce's The Road to Memphis from the Martin Scorsese produced PBS series The BluesOpening Song: Three O'Clock Blues. Closing Songs: See That My Grave is Kept Clean & I Like to Live the Love. Thanks for Listening and All of the Continued Love & Support.

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On this weeks episode of WatchThis w/Rick Ramos, Ramos talks summer blockbusters and gets into Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and - of course - THE HULK. Rick also talks Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas' 1983 moron classic, The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew and takes a moment to discuss Buster Keaton and the documentary Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow. A pretty good time watching great movies. Thanks for listening.

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This week I got lucky enough to see a double feature of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and James Cameron's Aliens (1986) at The Historic Egyptian Theater. This was an amazing experience and one that let me see, firsthand, how incredibly different these two films are from one another. From character and story development to size and spectacle, the differences were striking. Hopefully, you'll enjoy what I saw and what I have to say. Thanks.

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I've been threatening it for the past few weeks, but I've finally made good on my promise to tackle Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. So this week - with nothing but shit in theaters - I go into the library and talk one of the most influential films in cinema history. I go back and forty in my appreciation for this movie, and I have to admit that this hour and twenty minutes of talk don't make it any clearer . . . but it was a hell of a good time doing it. Take a listen and et me know what you think. Many, Many Thanks.

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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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