Wed, 25 November 2015
No Jokes, No Laughs as I'm joined by my good friend Ibrahim Chavez to discuss Tom McCarthy's dramatization of the Boston Globe investigation of the Catholic Church Pedophilia Scandal, Spotlight. Starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo this is easily one of the best and most important films of the year. Along with Spotlight we take a look at Michael Cuesta's criminally underseen 1990 independent film L.I.E featuring a young (almost unrecognizable) Paul Dano and a frightening, unsettling, and ultimately brave and brilliant performance from Brian Cox. Both films deserve your attention and if this episode falls short of being entertaining I hope that it is at least thought-provoking. Best Wishes and Thank You for your continued support.
Direct download: Pedophilia_1.mp3
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Wed, 18 November 2015
So here goes Part II of the Masculinity episode. If you enjoyed our earlier discussion you're sure to enjoy the second half. Thanks for listening. Go to rickramoscomedy.com for more information.
Direct download: MasculinityII.mp3
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Sat, 14 November 2015
Hello, Hello, Hello! This week The Fortress of Ultimate Darkness welcomes my good friend Ibrahim Chavez. On this episode we talk the changing face of Masculinity in Film. From the transition of John Wayne thru Clint Eastwood, the Men's Movement, The Pick-Up Artist Movement, and general ideas on what it means to be men, we talk our experiences and insights into this confusing and - often - misinformed topic. Take a listen to Part I and let me know what you think. Part II going up shortly. Many Thanks & Much Love.
Direct download: Masculinity_1.mp3
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Thu, 5 November 2015
November 5th marks the triumphant return of Rick Ramos to WatchThis w/RickRamos. This week I take a walk down Memory Lane and give an overview of my movie memories. From The Stooges and Buster Keaton thru Mel Brooks, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Clint Eastwood, and the lot, I have the best of times remembering the movies, actors, scenes, and moments that have made my life all the better. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Thanks.
Direct download: Reminiscing.mp3
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