Fri, 27 February 2015
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.
Direct download: CornerFilm.mp3
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Wed, 25 February 2015
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!
Direct download: SpikeLee.mp3
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Tue, 17 February 2015
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.
Direct download: 87thAcademyAwards.mp3
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Wed, 11 February 2015
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.
Direct download: Romance.mp3
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Thu, 5 February 2015
After an unintentional week away from the podcasting world Rick Ramos is back with a new episode of WatchThis and a Vengeance driving it. Today we talk ASSASSIN films. The Struggle, The Pain, & The Battle between Good and Evil exemplified by George Armitage's comic take on Killers for Hire, GROSSE POINTEBLANK, John Woo's Hong Kong Action Masterpiece from 1989 THEKILLER, and - finally - Luc Besson's controversial and powerful 1994 hit LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL. Take a listen and have a little bit of fun as I take us on a tour through the movies. Thanks for Listening and Thanks for the Support!
Direct download: Assassins-WatchThis.mp3
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