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June 17, 2024 52 mins

If you love Pixar, this is the episode for you! Mike and Kelsey face off against each other by going back and forth to pick their Mount Rushmore of Pixar movies. Mike discusses the Pixar head saying ‘no’ to live-action remakes and if the studio has been in a slump the last 5 years. In the Movie Review, Mike talks about Inside Out 2. He discusses how it stacks up against the original, the new characters and why it’s a reminder of what Pixar does best. Plus, why kid’s movies don’t always have to be just for kids.  In the Trailer Park, Mike covers Brad Pitt and George Clooney teaming up for the new action-comedy Wolfs.

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Hello, and welcome back to Movie Mike's Movie Podcast. I
am your host Movie Mike, joined this week by my wife, Kelsey.

Speaker 2 (00:05):
How are you great.

Speaker 1 (00:06):
We're gonna be talking Pixar movies. We're gonna be drafting
our mount Rushmore of Pixar movies. You just watched a
really big Pixar movie for the first time. I did,
so we'll talk about that in the movie review. It's
all connected because I'll be giving my review of Inside
Out too. And in the trailer park there's a new
movie with the one and only George Clooney and Brad
Pitt together called Wolf's Interesting, So we'll get into all that.

(00:29):
Thank you for being here, Thank you for being subscribed,
Shout out to the Monday Morning Movie crew.

Speaker 3 (00:33):
And now let's talk movies.

Speaker 4 (00:36):
In a world where everyone and their mother has a podcast,
one man stands to infiltrate the ears of listeners like
never before in a movie podcast. A man with so
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Speaker 3 (00:53):
From the Nashville Podcast Network. This Movie Mike's Movie Podcast.

Speaker 1 (00:59):
All right, we are going to build our Mount Rushmore
of Pixar movies. There are now twenty eight Pixar movies
Inside Out to being that twenty eight point that just
came out over the weekend.

Speaker 3 (01:09):
The rule is, once we pick one, it is off
the board.

Speaker 2 (01:13):
Got it. We're going like one for one.

Speaker 1 (01:14):
Yeah, we're gonna spin the coin to see who goes first. Ready,
you call it head details heads, and the wheel is
it's spinning. It's spinning. It's spinning where it falls, we
don't know it is tails. I go first. I feel
like I gotta go with my first little Oh, I'm

(01:37):
in between two. Since I'm taking the first pick, I
gotta go nineteen ninety five Toy Story as my number
one movie.

Speaker 2 (01:44):
Knew that was gonna be yours.

Speaker 1 (01:45):
When I'm thinking of my Mount Rushmore, I'm also thinking
of the character that's gonna go up on the big
Rock statue, and I want to see Woody there. I
want to see it, like just the faces of all
these movies too. So I'm also considering the esthetic. I'm
big on esthetic, going just movie preference, just purely.

Speaker 3 (02:02):
On the enjoyment of the film and.

Speaker 2 (02:03):
The rock people can make it look good.

Speaker 3 (02:06):
All Right, you have the second pick. What are you
going with?

Speaker 2 (02:08):
This will come as no surprise to you. I am
going with a classic. He touched the butty.

Speaker 1 (02:13):
Finding Nemo that's a big one. Finding Nemo is off
the board. I gotta take it off my list, so
I don't pick it from two thousand and three. That
does a strong first pick, and we'll do back to me.
Do I want to stick in the nineties? Do I
want to move into something? You know, I'm gonna have
to go with one that is personal to me because

(02:34):
when I look at movies, it wasn't until really the
twenty tens where I started to see some representation being
a Mexican American. So I'm gonna go with twenty seventeen.
Coco also knew that was gonna make your list. Yeah,
you just referenced it the other day.

Speaker 3 (02:48):
Yeah, what were we talking about?

Speaker 2 (02:50):
I feel like we're talking about like sad movie songs.

Speaker 3 (02:52):
And I just started thinking, remember Me.

Speaker 1 (02:54):
And it was because whenever I watched that movie with
my mom, she like loved it so much, and I
think that was the first time for her ever seeing
a movie of that caliber that also represented our culture.
And I think that's huge for kids. And I love
that Pixars always pushed that boundary. So That is my
number two on my Mount Rushmore. So I have Woody
and then I have me Gale right next to him.

(03:15):
What's your pick?

Speaker 2 (03:16):
I would like to see, Mike Waskowski Monsters Inc.

Speaker 1 (03:20):
You're going heavy in the two thousands. I think we're
seeing a difference in our age just a little bit.
Because I was born in ninety one.

Speaker 2 (03:27):
There's only a few in the nineties.

Speaker 1 (03:28):
Though, Yeah, I guess they, Yeah, I guess. Toy Story
was the first Pixar movie in.

Speaker 2 (03:31):
Ninety three in the nineties.

Speaker 1 (03:33):
But I still I grab on to those more so
than the two thousands because when those are huge, I
was still.

Speaker 2 (03:39):
A very twenty seventeen movie.

Speaker 1 (03:42):
True, and you're judging me for picking, but I decided
to hop to that one because I if I didn't
get that one on my Mount Rushmore, I would be
bummed out. So I thought by taking that one and
then working my way back, I could still pick up
some of my favorites in the later rounds.

Speaker 3 (03:55):
It's also strategy in this.

Speaker 2 (03:57):
But yes, I was seven when Monsters Inc. Came out,
and then nine when Finding Nemo came out.

Speaker 1 (04:04):
We'll take it off my list, all right, All right?
Back to me, got Toy Story, I got Coco. Mmm,
some big ones still left on the board. What do
I want to go with? Do I want to go
with a little bit more fun, a little bit more emotional?
I also have to kind of split up my you
know what, I'm going to go back to the nineties,
since I was talking about it the one I wanted

(04:24):
to pick up. I'm going with the Bugs Life from
ninety eight.

Speaker 3 (04:26):
Dang it to get that that was my next one.

Speaker 2 (04:29):
I didn't want to give it away that I was
going back to the nineties.

Speaker 1 (04:32):
Yeah, Toy Story and A Bugs Life were such a
big part of my childhood. And A Bugs Life, I
feel doesn't really get talked about enough as.

Speaker 2 (04:40):
Far as you're the poo poo plotter.

Speaker 3 (04:42):
It's so good like all the characters in A Bugs Life.

Speaker 1 (04:44):
And also just the story of Flick of it was
inspiring now because he was always trying to be so
innovative and do things differently, and it was a commentary
on people just want to do the same old thing
and it's because of Flick that they were able to
survive and beat the grass.

Speaker 3 (05:00):
And that's a funny movie.

Speaker 1 (05:01):
I rewatched it whenever it got added to Disney Plus
and that reminded me that they remastered a lot of.

Speaker 3 (05:07):
Them that was recently, right, Yeah, that was pretty recently.

Speaker 1 (05:09):
I fell asleep to you watching it, and I was like,
this movie looks so much better now. They did the
high def treatment, so it's so much brighter, and it
almost felt like I was rewatching it for the first time.

Speaker 2 (05:20):
So, Madam, I'm crossing it off my list.

Speaker 1 (05:22):
Oh, mine is like a good I feel good about it.
I mean, yours is really solid so far. But what
is your pick for number three?

Speaker 2 (05:28):
The Incredibles?

Speaker 1 (05:29):
Ah, that's a good. That one's gonna be my fourth Huh.
I wanted to get that one, all right, you're still
in the two thousand, so my final pick, all right,
do I want? I want to go on Emotion here,
and there are two movies that come to mind when
I think of Emotion, what I feel is a little
bit too recent. So I'm gonna go as my fourth
pick on my Mount Rushmore. M has that really Mount

(05:52):
Rushmore worthy? I don't know that that one is. And
I don't want to pick two from the same franchise
because I feel like that's just not the best representation
of Pixar. So I'm gonna go with I'm going with UP.

Speaker 2 (06:03):
Dang it, you knew you were picking my last one.

Speaker 3 (06:06):
You didn't know, am I supposed to know.

Speaker 2 (06:08):
You knew because you know me and you know which
Pixar movies I like, and.

Speaker 3 (06:12):
You know I don't. I was going purely based on me.
You knew I go back all of these. I had.

Speaker 1 (06:18):
I relate back to watching them with my mom. I
went to go see it for the first time two
movies from me. My brother and I went to go
see it in three D, and then we took my
mom again, and I just remember that experience of seeing
my mom reacted. The opening scene was still good, and
for every movie on this list, it has the strongest opening,
memorable characters. Big Fun Adventure in two thousand and nine

(06:40):
is one of my favorite years ever. So I had
to go with UP so I could see Carl Frederickson's
face up there or Russell.

Speaker 3 (06:45):
I mean, there's so many great characters in that.

Speaker 2 (06:47):
Well, I'm gonna go the other one that I know
you didn't, which one Inside Out? Ah?

Speaker 3 (06:52):
You just watched this one, Yeah, but I don't.

Speaker 2 (06:54):
I honestly don't like any of these enough to put
them on my mount rushmore like, I don't want to
go oh a sequel. Like if I was gonna pick
a Toy Story, it was gonna be the original.

Speaker 3 (07:03):
I was either gonna go Toy Story one or Toy
Story three.

Speaker 2 (07:06):
I don't want to go a sequel. Cars meh rat
a two week cute little rat, but like, eh, Wally
absolutely not goes on the dumpster fire for me, absolute
trash dumpster fire.

Speaker 3 (07:18):
It tears me up inside that you dislike Wally so much.

Speaker 2 (07:21):
And then I didn't really watch a lot of the
like twenty teens because I was in college and didn't
go home as much to see my little brothers. And
then I feel like I started watching more when we
started dating, but there were none that I want. Incredibles
two was already six years ago.

Speaker 3 (07:38):
Wow, that still feels brand new to me.

Speaker 2 (07:40):
Time flies when you're in existential dread.

Speaker 3 (07:43):
So we'll recap our mountain.

Speaker 2 (07:45):
Start talking about my decision.

Speaker 1 (07:46):
Well, we can still go into it, just so everybody
knows our picks. I have Toy Story, Cocoa, a Bugs, Life,
and Up, and you have besides the glare you're giving
me right now.

Speaker 2 (07:56):
I have Finding Nemo Monsters, inc. The Incredibles and Inside Out.

Speaker 3 (08:00):
All right, let's go through some of these other ones.

Speaker 2 (08:01):
I want to see Sadness on a Rocky from Inside Out. Yeah,
some of the other ones. The Good Dinosaur. I don't
even remember what that movie.

Speaker 1 (08:08):
I think it is the worst Pixar movie on this list.

Speaker 2 (08:11):
Sounds boring.

Speaker 1 (08:12):
It doesn't even fit the caliber of movie that Pixar is.
After that movie, you really have a bunch of sequels,
so many sequels, And then some people would say in
the last five years, Pixar has a bit of a
slump if you look at the last movies, not including
Inside Out too.

Speaker 3 (08:28):
It's Elemental, which I think was actually a good movie.

Speaker 2 (08:31):
Enjoyed it.

Speaker 1 (08:31):
I think it came out at a time where people
were quick to jump on that one of hating it,
But if you actually went to go see it's actually
a pretty solid Pixar movie. It gave me vibes of
the original, not the original, but like the early two
thousands Pixar movie.

Speaker 3 (08:44):
So I think Elemental was good. Light Year was controversial.

Speaker 1 (08:47):
For a weird way because people were so fired up
about Tim Allen not returning to voice Buzz light Year,
except it's not about the toy it's about the pert.
It was just hard to explain exactly what was going
on in light Year.

Speaker 2 (09:00):
Wasn't there. Also, I feel like there was another controversial.

Speaker 3 (09:02):
The same sex kiss. It was so like, you watched
the movie so dumb.

Speaker 2 (09:06):
I couldn't even remember what the controversy was.

Speaker 3 (09:08):
You watch it and you don't even really notice it.

Speaker 2 (09:10):
I don't even remember that being a part.

Speaker 3 (09:12):
I don't. I don't think it's that big of a part.

Speaker 1 (09:14):
It's not like, oh, here comes the may coun scene
between a same sex couple that didn't really happen.

Speaker 2 (09:19):
Also, every Pixar movie, every Disney movie, whatever, since we
were kids, and we talked about sever DreamWorks movie had
things that were above kids' heads that, if you examine it,
were not appropriate. The sexual innuindows in the Shrek trilogy alone,
a lot of those.

Speaker 3 (09:35):
Yeah, not Disney, but yes, I said.

Speaker 2 (09:37):
And DreamWorks, I said, all of like the kids movies.

Speaker 3 (09:39):
I mean, like a sleeping beauty no consent there.

Speaker 2 (09:42):
Yeah, it's given a little baby, it's cold outside.

Speaker 1 (09:44):
You go back into the history of the Disney vault.
Yeah it's weird just because it's on the other way.
But yeah, two same sex couple is like, oh, this
is can't ever kids watching that.

Speaker 2 (09:54):
But anyways, that was a dumb reason for light Year
to be controversial. I actually really enjoyed light Year.

Speaker 3 (09:58):
I did too.

Speaker 1 (09:58):
You had before that Turn Red, which is also a
really good movie, but also one that they didn't put
out fully in theaters. It was a Disney Plus movie.

Speaker 2 (10:06):
And that people got mad about for some reasons, like.

Speaker 3 (10:08):
People just getting fired up about things.

Speaker 1 (10:10):
Luca before that, which Luca was a really solid I
would say middle of the Road picks on movie.

Speaker 3 (10:16):
I think I.

Speaker 1 (10:16):
Watched that one just me. I think you said, I'm
good without that one. But I feel like if that
movie came out in the twenty tens, it would have
crushed at the box office. But it said came out
right on Disney Plus in twenty twenty one. Before that,
in twenty twenty we had Soul, which also came out
at the end of that year.

Speaker 2 (10:32):
I do remember watching that one. That one was a
little bit of like existential crisis. It wasn't really a
kid's movie, really wasn't.

Speaker 1 (10:37):
It was more of a movie for adults who are
struggling with finding their identity and finding their true calling
in life. Aren't we all, so it resonated more than me,
and I think all the great reviews that had were
from the twenty five plus thirty year old Pixar fans
that watched it. I don't really know that that's many kids'
favorite Pixar movie.

Speaker 2 (10:56):
And if that is, please get your child therapist out.

Speaker 1 (11:01):
And then before that in twenty twenty was Onward, which
I feel was pretty vanilla when it Oh, yeah, it's
Chris Pratt, Tom Holland have a dad, dad, Yes, their brothers,
and it's a sense it was almost like a Dungeons
and Dragons based movie.

Speaker 2 (11:16):
That was like right before the pandemic.

Speaker 3 (11:18):
Yeah. I think that was one of the only movies
I saw in theater. That was the last one you
saw that. I almost blacked that memory out of my head.
The last movie to see in d I remember seeing
in theater.

Speaker 1 (11:29):
I remember seeing Bad Boys for Life early in the year,
and then going to see Onward and then never going
back to the theater in twenty twenty s So I
wish that one had a little bit more significance. It
wasn't bad, It's just when I go watch a Pixar movie,
I'm expecting a plus story, a plus animation. I'm expecting
to have this big extension on an incredible library that

(11:53):
they have, and for them just to come out with
a that was fun, it's just almost not even their
standard of quality. I think they're in a slump. I
just think that really it's the Disney Plus model hurting
them a little bit. Yeah, of there's not that same
impact moment that a movie comes out in theaters it
crushes at the box office like we had in the

(12:13):
two thousands and the twenty tens. Now it's a little
bit more of a slow roll that people discover them later,
So I feel like it has less of an impact.

Speaker 2 (12:20):
I think like the immediate consumption of movies and the
immediate availability is again we've talked about this before, like
content overload. Yeah, Like I log onto like Netflix or Hulu,
Disney Plus and there's like a thousand new things and
I'm like, I can't decide, So I'm gonna go watch Er, which,
as we've talked about, is my comfort show.

Speaker 1 (12:38):
And I think it's important for Disney and Pixar movies
to have that immediateness because it's tied into a lot
of things. When they put out a new movie in theaters.
They also do like a line of toys that McDonald's
are burger King, or they roll out things in stores.
So I feel like, without having that impact.

Speaker 2 (12:56):
You just unlocked a core memory.

Speaker 3 (12:57):
Of going to McDonald's for movie based Disney toys.

Speaker 2 (13:00):
Wow, hadn't thought about that in so long?

Speaker 3 (13:03):
Really, I think about that all the time.

Speaker 1 (13:04):
I guess now that I'm going into collecting things, I'm like, oh, yeah,
I remember the.

Speaker 3 (13:08):
Old McDonald's toys.

Speaker 2 (13:09):
What a time.

Speaker 1 (13:10):
I think the best collab ever that a movie and
restaurant had had to be the Pokemon movie and Burger
King connection. It came out with the poke balls where
you have like the gold card inside of it.

Speaker 2 (13:21):
Just was never a Burger King. No, maybe it's more.

Speaker 1 (13:24):
Of a Mexican thing, like we only went to Burger King.
I never went to McDonald's.

Speaker 2 (13:28):
I think because I'm currently hungry as we record this. Okay,
you know what's still kind of slapped into adulthood. What
a ninety nine cent cheeseburger for McDonald loved it dollar
seven attacks.

Speaker 1 (13:38):
Back in my days of drinking and eating poorly, go
to was the ninety nine cent cheeseburgers.

Speaker 2 (13:44):
If I could still eat gluten and dairy. I would
sew you one of those right now, but like perfect
little like snacker meal on the go that it has
the pickles on it, the ketchup. I really would have
been burger right now.

Speaker 1 (13:56):
Or I used to live we lived in walking distance
between any fast food restaurants.

Speaker 2 (14:01):
So we lived in like the which is funny because
Austin is such a healthy city, but like you lived
in the part where it was just like.

Speaker 3 (14:07):
I lived in a terrible corner.

Speaker 1 (14:09):
There was like city, there was a McDonald's, a waterburger,
a lunge on Silvers.

Speaker 3 (14:13):
That those are my dark days.

Speaker 1 (14:14):
Whenever I go to Lung John Silvers, I'm like, I'm
at the bottom of the barrel right now, Jack in
the blocks.

Speaker 2 (14:18):
Long John Silvers is is a dark shay water burger,
not a dark day, a good day Long John Slivers. Yeah.

Speaker 1 (14:23):
I mean my go to diet was like a six
pack of perhaps blue ribbon Tall Boys and then walking
over to whatever fast food restaurant I had coupons for
that I'd get in the mail.

Speaker 2 (14:32):
And that's just so funny to me because I obviously
never knew that version of you. But like now, if
we like, don't eat a vegetable one day, we're both like,
I feel terrible, Which it's very rare that we don't
need a vegetable. But it's just funny to think like
that used to be your diet, but putting my public
health cap on when that's all that's available to you,
and that's what's cheap that it's affordable.

Speaker 1 (14:51):
For any new listeners here about. I guess it's almost
ten years ago now when I made the decision to
get healthy.

Speaker 2 (14:57):
That's crazy changed the way.

Speaker 1 (14:58):
I eight lost one hundred pounds in a year and
have kept it off now and for me so much.
Isn't the thing now of like being so self conscious
of everything I eat, being so like strict about it?

Speaker 3 (15:09):
Is just eating things that made me feel good.

Speaker 1 (15:10):
Like I just see food is fuel now, putting things
in into my body that's going to carry me throughout
the day. So yeah, like it just happens to be
now when I eat fruits and vegetables and things that
are good for me, I feel better. So it's not
that I don't allow myself to eat those other things
because I'm like afraid of them like I used to be.
I had a pretty bad relationship with food It's just
that when I don't eat how I've now trained myself.

Speaker 3 (15:31):
To do, I just don't feel good. Yeah, and it's
just not good for me.

Speaker 2 (15:35):
And I just can't really eat any of the fun
stuff anymore.

Speaker 1 (15:38):
I mean, I've also been vegan for like seven eight
years now too.

Speaker 2 (15:41):
Yeah, I'm working on convincing you to drop that someday.
It would be so much easier for me. Going all right,
this is real tangent. My bad everyone.

Speaker 1 (15:49):
Keeping with the Pixar theme, I did see the head
of Pixar said that he is saying no to making
any live action remakes of Pixar movies because Disney, that's
all they do right now, put out an animated movie
maybe every year, maybe.

Speaker 2 (16:04):
Every two years, and then we live re enacted.

Speaker 1 (16:06):
And we have the Mufasa quote unquote live action movie
coming out later this year.

Speaker 3 (16:10):
We kind of stop, guys, and they just keep doing it.

Speaker 1 (16:13):
I'm glad to see that he is saying that it
would bother him if they did any kind of live
action Pixar movie, because I think the integrity of a
Pixar movie is the magic of animation and how powerful
that medium is.

Speaker 2 (16:25):
I don't want to see finding Nemo with real fish.

Speaker 3 (16:27):
And I don't think anything would really work.

Speaker 1 (16:29):
I did Pull five that I think would work, but
even that would be a bit of a stretch.

Speaker 2 (16:33):
Toy Story.

Speaker 1 (16:33):
Toy Story is on my list of live action movies
that would work only but it would kind of still
be in that same way that that Lion King is
live action, because obviously you can't make toys come to live.
But I think having the real life human aspect of
it could work a little bit.

Speaker 2 (16:49):
I mean you could make the you could make the
people toys like Andy Jesse, those could be humans.

Speaker 3 (16:55):
Oh, you totally switch it up, make them humans.

Speaker 2 (16:57):
Yeah.

Speaker 1 (16:57):
I didn't even think of that. I was thinking the
humans are humans and the toy there's still some kind
of like Chucky.

Speaker 2 (17:02):
No. I was thinking, like the toys could become humans.
Oh yeah, I mean you can't.

Speaker 3 (17:05):
I mean entirely different movie Peep.

Speaker 4 (17:07):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (17:08):
I think that would actually.

Speaker 2 (17:08):
Work too, But I'm saying it would be terrible, but
it could be.

Speaker 1 (17:11):
It would be it'd be like a Broadway musical type
level movie.

Speaker 2 (17:14):
But without the talent of a Broadway musical.

Speaker 1 (17:16):
Exactly the one I think is an easy plug and
play to make a live action Pixar movie would be
The Incredibles, because really it's just a superhero movie.

Speaker 2 (17:24):
Can I throw one into consideration, red a toy.

Speaker 1 (17:27):
I didn't have someone on my list, but that would
probably be the cutest one.

Speaker 3 (17:32):
A little rat in the Yeah, no.

Speaker 2 (17:34):
You need like a New York Street rat. I'm not
talking cute, I'm talking like the fat Subway rats.

Speaker 3 (17:39):
Oh, the big fat rat.

Speaker 1 (17:41):
I did see some people saying that they should get
the guy from Challengers.

Speaker 2 (17:45):
To remake I kind of look like the cartoon.

Speaker 3 (17:48):
I mean there's that whole trend of rodent men.

Speaker 2 (17:51):
Yeah, I could talk about that all day long.

Speaker 1 (17:52):
I feel like if I was one of those guys
being put on that list, I feel kind of bad.

Speaker 3 (17:56):
I mean, it's colder getting the attention.

Speaker 2 (17:58):
But they put Jeremy Allen White, and like everyone thinks
he's attractive. Heated a Calvin Klinad. So I don't think
rodent man is like an insult.

Speaker 1 (18:05):
Yeah, I think you still have to be a level
of attractive to be in that category that the two
other guys and Jeremy Allen wide are in. Yeah, it
was like both the guys from Challengers, but it was like,
for me, it's like, Okay, we just came out and
hit movie. My career is about to skyrocket.

Speaker 2 (18:19):
Here.

Speaker 1 (18:19):
I have all this attention and then you see every
single article about rodent men. Is your picture right there?
Not the fact that you just crushed it in Challengers.
Is the fact that you look like a rat but
you're still kind of attractive to women.

Speaker 2 (18:30):
This is where TikTok has gone off the rails, because
that's where that trend started. Yeah, it's TikTok with rodent Man.
It's kind of funny.

Speaker 1 (18:36):
Though I would I would take it, but still was like,
man of all the things for me to be attracted for,
it's because I look like a rat, a little pizza rat.

Speaker 2 (18:43):
Pizza rat. See. I think Ratitude could be great and okay,
but it's like a dark live action.

Speaker 3 (18:50):
That's kind of what I have, the idea of all
these little.

Speaker 2 (18:53):
Dark live action Ratitude. We lost his job, so he's
stealing pizza off the subway. Wow. I just somebody called
me up.

Speaker 3 (18:59):
Because I hit my idea for the toy story. Would
it'd be a horror movie killing each other?

Speaker 2 (19:05):
It really is like like Chucky or Gremlins.

Speaker 1 (19:08):
The other ones I had on my list were up
I think that Outdoor work because they're all mostly humans
and then you have the dog in there.

Speaker 2 (19:14):
Love the dog.

Speaker 3 (19:15):
I also have I think Monsters Ink would work.

Speaker 1 (19:18):
No oh, kind of like a like a Muppets movie
where you have the humans and then the Muppets. Maybe
it because we just watched that Eric show on Netflix
where you have the big how about cars?

Speaker 3 (19:31):
Do you just need cars?

Speaker 2 (19:32):
It could be done.

Speaker 3 (19:33):
It could be done. You just need cars cars. I
mean it kind of like Transformers.

Speaker 2 (19:37):
Yeah, talking cars are like Herbie fully Loaded one Lindsayyan's
Greater Movies.

Speaker 1 (19:41):
And then the last one I had on my list
was along the same lines of Toy Story would be
light Year, just because that's essentially just a sci fi movie.
I'm glad though, that they are saying they're not going
to remake any live action movies, because I feel like
now they are getting into a point where before Pixar
just wouldn't make sequels of things they put out one.

Speaker 2 (20:02):
I mean, yeah, The Incredibles took fourteen years.

Speaker 1 (20:03):
It took forever, But now we're going to get a
Toy Story five. We just got Inside Out two. The
only original Pixar movie they have coming out is in
twenty twenty five Ilio or Leo maybe is how you
pronounce it, which is also kind of a sci fi movie.
But this kid who gets I think his dad goes
missing or his mom goes missing. Yeah, and we saw
that trailer like maybe a year and a half, almost

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two years ago, and it's been delayed for a while.
I think they're struggling, and now because of some movies
not having as much success as those last movies in
the last five years we were talking about, they're not
taking so much more risks on original ideas, where I
think that is going to hurt them in the end.

Speaker 2 (20:43):
I'm still thinking about Dark rad of Towey. I think
this has something. So if anyone out there has connections,
let me know, because I am also in the boat
of like struggling with my purpose. You know, I'm like
soul If you want to ride a dark live action
rat of Touey and I need to relocate and live
in New York for a while, I'm so good I
will not handle the rats though that would be someone
else's job.

Speaker 4 (21:02):
Yeah.

Speaker 3 (21:03):
So the Pixar movie you just watched for the first time,
which made.

Speaker 2 (21:06):
It onto my mouth rushmore because you took.

Speaker 1 (21:07):
Ump Inside Out, which I forgot, came out twenty fifteen.
It's almost the ten year anniversary of that one, and
we just got the sequel to it. How did you
feel after watching Inside Out? Did it make you feel
all the feelings?

Speaker 2 (21:19):
Didn't make me feel all the feelings really just made
me really to sadness.

Speaker 3 (21:25):
A lot of characters.

Speaker 2 (21:25):
Sadness was a vibe. I thought it was great. I'm
really looking forward to the second one. We did discover
though they recast some people because they lowballed everyone.

Speaker 1 (21:34):
Yeah, they recast Many Kaling and Bill Hayter, which they
said that it was because some of their schedules maybe
didn't the line. They're like, hey, we made this movie
back in twenty fifteen. When you try to get everybody
back together, some things that work out. But it looks like,
according to some reports, they lowballed him a little bit.
That I think Amy Pohler made between four to five
million dollars for returning his Joy and they're trying to

(21:57):
give everybody else one hundred thousand dollars to do this movie.

Speaker 2 (22:00):
That's an insane disparity.

Speaker 1 (22:02):
Incredibly low, and some people were we haven't seen it yet.

Speaker 3 (22:05):
The time of recording this.

Speaker 1 (22:07):
Some were saying that, well, if they come back and
don't have as prominent of a role, maybe that's based
on how much their character is going to be in it,
because they are introducing a whole lot of characters. So
if you have Bill Hater coming back, but he really
is just the cameo and you're not going to pay
him the same that you would pay Amy Poehler, who
is the star of the movie.

Speaker 2 (22:25):
I can't wait for some of the new voices they have.
My absolute favorite of the moment Iowa Debris, love her,
can't wait to hear her in it.

Speaker 3 (22:33):
And Maya Hawk as anxiety.

Speaker 2 (22:35):
I feel like I will deeply relate to that one.

Speaker 1 (22:38):
The reason I like Maya Hawk right now is because
she came out an interview recently and said, I know
I'm a Nepple baby, and i know I've had some advantages,
but I'm going to own it. And I think being
so upfront about it that because you have parents Uma Thurman,
Ethan Hawk, that you're gonna have some advantages over other people.
But she was like, yeah, I'm not going to deny that.

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Like it has been a little bit easier for me
because of that.

Speaker 2 (23:02):
Uma Thurman and Maya Hawk were at the Taylor Swift
show I went to last year, and they're both stunningly
attractive in person, and you're just like, wow.

Speaker 3 (23:12):
I mean, that's some DNA to have, truly, But.

Speaker 2 (23:15):
Yeah, Mayahawk will be really good as anxiety.

Speaker 1 (23:17):
Anything else you have. As far as feelings on Pixar.

Speaker 2 (23:21):
Movies, I'm looking at the list again.

Speaker 1 (23:24):
Yeah, I know people are gonna get upset, like, why
did you not pick this one? Why did you not
pick that one? Like I said, Toy Story three was
in consideration for.

Speaker 3 (23:32):
Me, Wally was up there.

Speaker 1 (23:33):
Wally is top ten for me, but not top five,
So wouldn't make that top mount Rushmore spot unless you
took every single one of mine. And then if you
look further down the list, I feel like Toy Story
four shouldn't exist. Toy Story four kind of felt like
the epilogue in the story, which is why I'm kind
of bummed out that they're making Toy Story five.

Speaker 3 (23:52):
Will probably do six.

Speaker 1 (23:53):
It's probably gonna be a continuing thing until maybe Tom
Hanks and Tim Allen are no longer alive and then
they just picked somebody else to totally change it. But
it just feels like they're gonna keep relying on their
biggest properties to continue to make Pixar movies. Inside Out
was up there. I think Inside Out is almost a
top five for me, so good.

Speaker 2 (24:11):
I just like anything that gets people talking about their feelings.
I love like deep conversations. I'm an introvert. I can
be good at small talk. Small talk is awkward. I'd
rather skip the small talk and just like dive in.
I'd rather be what Kate Kennedy calls like dressing room friends,
like when you go shopping or you close enough share
dressing room. I don't like the small talk. I get weird.

(24:31):
I don't know what to say. I'd rather just like
dive in and like just talk about our feelings big talk,
big talk, Yeah, I like big talk.

Speaker 1 (24:38):
The only other one I'll mention that I know people
are gonna be screaming about that neither of us picked
was Cars. And I've just never been a fan of
the Cars movies.

Speaker 2 (24:46):
I don't think it deserves span them ount rushmore.

Speaker 1 (24:48):
I never found them to have the same effect on
me that all the other Pixar movies did. I almost
feel like the Cars movies were made purely to sell cars, toys.

Speaker 2 (24:59):
They were just how like the cars, beds, you know,
people would get beds. They look like lightning Queen.

Speaker 1 (25:03):
I see it more as the merchandise than the actual product,
which when you look at any animated movie, the goal
of them really is to sell toys to kids. They're
essentially ninety minute to two hour commercials to sell products,
to get people into Disney World the end of the day.
That is why Disney makes these movies. It's because it's
the vehicle to drive the machine. And I think that's
why they meet Dark Yeah feel I mean his business,

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but I think that's why they are looking for the
next big hit and focusing on things that work, because
if they don't put out good movies that are essentially commercials,
they still have to be art at the end of
it to resonate with people. If you're not making that
great art, it's not going to fund all the other
aspects of Disney. So when it comes to what I
look for in Pixar movies to make me feel and
to make me laugh and to also push the boundaries

(25:51):
on animation, the Cars movies have just never been that
for me. So wouldn't even put it in the top ten.

Speaker 2 (25:55):
Wouldn't a big lightning queen girly either.

Speaker 1 (25:57):
Yeah, I mean, I mean even had like the like
the catch phrase. That felt a little bit for us
not into it. So I'm glad that I don't think
they'll be making any more of those. So that is
our Mount Rushmore. That is our discussion of Pixar. We'll
come back and give our movie review of inside Out two.

Speaker 2 (26:14):
And now I really want to McDonald's cheeseburger.

Speaker 1 (26:16):
All right, Well, go to McDonald's even though I'm vegan
and you can't have dari or gluten.

Speaker 2 (26:21):
And do we even have McDonald's near us?

Speaker 3 (26:23):
Yeah, there's one. Okay, let's see if they have toys. Okay,
let's get into it now.

Speaker 1 (26:35):
A spoiler free movie review of inside Out two. And
I am coming at this review as somebody who loved
the original, even though at the time that came out
in twenty fifteen, probably out of the demographic now is
a thirty two almost thirty three year old. I'm not
the demographic. So how I'm going to review this review
because always in the comments I get, people say.

Speaker 3 (26:55):
You're an adul Why are you talking about kids movies?

Speaker 1 (26:57):
First of all, I feel like inside Out One and
now In Out to transcend what people call kids movies.
I think you can watch any movie no matter what age.

Speaker 3 (27:08):
You are and enjoy it.

Speaker 1 (27:09):
I think whenever we categorize Disney and Pixar movies as
they're for kids, there's some truth to that. They are
the key demographic. In this movie, Riley takes place after
the first one where she was twelve years old. Now
she is thirteen years old entering high school. Although it
is for kids, the character in this movie is now
a teenager. So I don't know if teenagers are really

(27:33):
into Pixar movies. They're probably a little bit too cool
for this. But I think this is the type of
movie I needed as a kid. So how I'm going
to review this movie. That kid inside of me that
lives deep in there that as you can see by
the look, so this studio still comes out of me
a lot. One emotion in particular that I'll get into
later in this review is still rampant. I mean, look

(27:54):
at my mug that I'm drinking get right now for
those of you watching on YouTube, it's literally a Wolverine mug.
That kid inside of me is going to review this movie,
and the adult in me is going to review it
as what kind of movie I needed as a kid,
because for me, Disney movies were often my guiding light
because I had parents who from Mexico didn't really talk

(28:16):
a whole lot about emotions. Mental health really wasn't a
thing for us growing up. I'm a millennial to my core,
so I feel we kind of got the tail end
of that of being more upfront talking about our emotions.
But as a kid wasn't really a thing. The only
thing we focused on growing up was physical health doing
all right, and for me and my family that was

(28:38):
a big struggle.

Speaker 3 (28:39):
My dad has diabetes.

Speaker 1 (28:41):
I struggled with my weight all throughout middle and high
school and college. Like for me dealing with just physical
health that I pushed any kind of mental health way
down there and put no kind of priority on that.
And I think now as an adult that is healthier.
I've lost weight. I'm kind of making up for all that.

(29:02):
So where we find our characters in this movie takes
place pretty much right after the first one. Everything is
going good. Joy sadness, anger, disgust, and fear have all
been running Riley just normally everything is good and the
whole main message and inside out one was learning to
deal with sadness and realizing that it is okay to

(29:24):
feel sad. It is part of the human condition. But
then you have some new emotions show up after the
puberty alarm goes off, and now you have anxiety really
running that main role that Joy is just so familiar
with and so comfortable running. And then you have all
these other new emotions coming in, like envy, embarrassment, all

(29:48):
those things that come along with going through puberty. And
I'll say right at the beginning of this is that
is what I really enjoyed about. This movie doesn't stray
away from that. And I know we just had turned,
so it's not out of the ballpark for them to
do a movie on puberty. But also I think it's
a little bit of a risk. Some parents, even though

(30:08):
all kids deal with it, maybe don't want to take
a four or five year old to see a movie
about puberty. But I think for me looking at it
as hey, maybe some kid doesn't have a parent who
is going to help them through that, this is a
really good movie to watch to learn how to deal
with all these new things that you were feeling, And

(30:29):
that is really what resonated with me, and it took
me back to the first time I felt anxiety in
my life and didn't know it. I was in second grade.
I went to school and I was so anxious. As
a kid, I did not want to be late. I
never wanted to miss a day, and I didn't know
what that feeling was. But looking back on it, it

(30:52):
was my anxiety, which I still struggle with.

Speaker 3 (30:55):
Go to therapy for it.

Speaker 1 (30:56):
I take sleeping medications so I can sleep at night
because anxiety has become such a just rampant thing in
my life. But I've, over the course of doing therapy
and learning how to use these tools to combat it
a little bit. This movie, even for me, it was helpful.
But I can only imagine if I watched this back

(31:17):
when I was eight, nine, ten years old, even twelve,
thirteen years old, I would have taken so much from it,
because it probably wasn't until high school even college that
I really was able to identify that what I was
struggling with is anxiety.

Speaker 3 (31:33):
And I love the way.

Speaker 1 (31:35):
That this movie handled it so well and really showed
what anxiety does to not just a kid, but a person.
And I think Maya Hawk did a fantastic job voicing
the character and you realize just how much she has
that emotion in her voice. And I think just voice
acting in this well when it came to anxiety, was

(31:57):
really great. I really hate the fact that they replaced
Bill Hayter and Mindy Kayling as fear and disgust, and
I will say the only really points that I held
against this movie was the fact that I did enjoy
the new fear and disgust, and I think to have
two people who have such great animated voices like Bill
Hayter and Mindy Kayling who really felt so perfect in

(32:20):
that role. It was a reminder to me of like
when I would watch cartoons as a kid and they
would replace my favorite characters. I knew people think that
kids don't know. I knew, and I felt it in
this movie. But back to the way the anxiety was
portrayed in this movie, I think it is perfect so
much like in the first one where Joy is trying
to suppress everything that is harmful To'riiley. No bad emotions,

(32:45):
no bad memories, all good all the time, and we
learned from that not sustainable. And I think this movie
is also great because it shows that you don't have
to be happy all the time, and that was something
I struggle with a lot because maybe it was the
millennial generation, but I feel like there was a lot
of toxic positivity outline and people just telling you just smile.

Speaker 3 (33:10):
Get through the day. There are other people going through
worse things.

Speaker 1 (33:13):
You don't have it that bad, and I think sometimes
you need that a little reminder that hey, maybe what
you're going through isn't the worst thing, but sometimes you
just need to feel bad. You need to feel angry,
you need to feel sad, you need to feel anxious,
and you can't just feel happy all the time, because
the more you just put on that front, the more
everything else just bubbles up a little bit more.

Speaker 3 (33:36):
You have these memories in the back of your head.

Speaker 1 (33:38):
And that's also what this movie shows that just being
happy all the time isn't going to be good for you.

Speaker 3 (33:44):
You need to let all of these.

Speaker 1 (33:46):
Emotions coexist together, much like they do in this movie.

Speaker 3 (33:49):
They all need to be at the.

Speaker 1 (33:51):
Control for different times, and it's all important to making
you the person. I really enjoyed what this movie had
to say, and also the animation was a pretty big
improvement from the first one. Being that the last one
came out in twenty fifteen, obviously they made some improvements
in just the way.

Speaker 3 (34:10):
The characters looked.

Speaker 1 (34:11):
I loved the combination again much like they did in
the original, of using different kind of animation styles for
different characters. I thought that was a really nice touch.
There was a video game character that very much looked
like an early two thousands or maybe like twenty tens
video game character. I loved all the new characters they added,
and feel like they added a lot more comedy. The

(34:33):
other part of this movie I really enjoyed that they
stepped up a little bit more. Were all the other
elements of the mind that they decided to illustrate. You
may remember from the first one the stream of consciousness
or the train of thought that was literally a stream
and literally a train. There are so many more things
like that in this movie that I don't want to

(34:53):
really spoil if you haven't seen it yet, because I
feel like that adds a little bit of comedy. Because
you always say these things, you reference them a lot
if you just talk about mental health or talk about
what's going on in your brain, and it was fun
to see them all come to life in a really
creative way, and I think that is really what made

(35:13):
me feel like Picks are put so much just time
and emphasis on really doing what they do best and saying,
this needs to be one of our flagshit movies.

Speaker 3 (35:27):
We're gonna make you feel.

Speaker 1 (35:28):
We're also gonna give you some really great treats to
your eyes, and then we're gonna pack it all in
in an hour and twenty five minutes, which this movie
does not slump whatsoever. There's no time to What this
one actually did was show Riley a lot more in
person and what she was going through with her friends.
They went to this hockey camp, and right at the

(35:50):
start of the movie, she finds out that her two
best friends that she made are not gonna go to
high school with her. So it's all these emotions that
she's struggling with of wanting to hang out with their
best friends but also trying to make new friends who
could potentially be her high school friends if she makes
the hockey team that she is trying to make at
this hockey camp this weekend. So I felt by them

(36:11):
doing that, they definitely gave Riley a lot more on
screen time as opposed to just the emotions in her mind,
and that got me thinking that they could probably do.

Speaker 3 (36:22):
One more of these.

Speaker 1 (36:23):
I never really thought they would make an inside out too,
that maybe her as a teenager wouldn't really work. They
really eliminated that thought for me, and I think I
want one more. You may get into some weird territories
you get further into the teenage years, but if you
keep it really wholesome, I think you get one more.
They would probably just go fifteen years old. I think

(36:45):
sixteen would be the year to do it, although it
would be interesting to see how her emotions change going
from high school, graduating, and going to college.

Speaker 3 (36:56):
I think that would be a really interesting movie.

Speaker 1 (36:58):
I feel like that one could be really emotional, and
the dark side in me was thinking, what if one
of these emotions died, because that's what.

Speaker 3 (37:06):
Pig Star does.

Speaker 1 (37:06):
They eventually kill off a character or make you think
they're killing off a character, But.

Speaker 3 (37:10):
Do you really lose an emotion through life?

Speaker 1 (37:13):
Maybe I'm a little dead sized, so I probably lost
some emotions along the way.

Speaker 3 (37:17):
But I loved all the new characters.

Speaker 1 (37:18):
I think nostalgia that whole joke was probably my favorite
new character, even though on screen just a couple of
times really for just one joke that was kind of
the same joke.

Speaker 3 (37:29):
But maybe it's because I have.

Speaker 1 (37:31):
Such a love for nostalgia that it made me think
of what is going on in my brain. I think
at the control nostalgia's just running my things right now.
And the other thing that really stuck out to me
about this movie wasn't even on the screen, but it
was in the lobby.

Speaker 3 (37:47):
It was full.

Speaker 1 (37:48):
Our showing was completely sold out. We ended up changing
times because we have regal and limited and come basically
just switch to anytime anytime we want. And we got
the last two seats to a showing on a Saturday
afternoon and the lobby was full of people, the theater
was live, and that.

Speaker 3 (38:07):
Just felt good.

Speaker 1 (38:08):
For a Pixar movie, there hasn't been one in a
while that really felt like an event, and I've been
talking so much about how it feels like a lot
of people are waiting until it goes on to Disney Plus.
But maybe it's because it's such a big movie, such
a big property, that there was that urgency. It crushed
at the box office, making two hundred and ninety five

(38:30):
million dollars worldwide, now has the biggest opening of the
year beating out none, which is huge, And I just
felt that energy in the theater because it reminded me
of when we went to go see If.

Speaker 3 (38:42):
Audience was dead. Kids were not enjoying that movie.

Speaker 1 (38:46):
Maybe laughed out loud twice in that entire showing of If,
which just lacked imagination. I felt like it was a
rip off to kids who went to go see it,
and one of those last was super cheap because it
was a fart joke. So for this one, it felt
so different. The audience felt more engaged, and I think

(39:06):
this is going to be a core Pixar movie.

Speaker 3 (39:10):
It'll easily jump.

Speaker 1 (39:12):
Into a lot of people's top five. For me, I
think it would have been a perfect movie. But the
way I have to judge it, since it is a sequel,
I have to compare it to the first one.

Speaker 3 (39:24):
That first one hit hard.

Speaker 1 (39:26):
There were some moments in that one that really just
hit you in the chest, hit you in the gut,
and still resonate with me. I don't think Inside Out
two had that. I know the moment they were going for,
which I won't spoil, but when that moment came, didn't
quite pack that punch that Inside Out one. Did you
add that on to the fact that they replace fear

(39:47):
and disgust? I just can't get over that. I love
Bill Hater and Mandy Kaling too much. They should have
paid them the money. It is interesting to see how
little some of the emotions speaks, so maybe that plays
a little bit to it, because I feel like Embarrassment
probably could have done his entire lines in one day.
But again that's the character of Embarrassment. So by any understandards,

(40:10):
this would be a perfect five out of five movie.
But in my heart, I still love the first one more.
But for Inside Out too, I give it four point
five out of five. Core Memories.

Speaker 3 (40:25):
It's time to head down to movie.

Speaker 4 (40:27):
Mike Treylar Paul.

Speaker 1 (40:29):
I feel like it's becoming more and more rare to
not only get one a plus actor in a movie,
but to get two together. And I'm talking superstars because
in Wolf's we have Brad Pitt and George Cooney teaming
up together. It's like going out to dinner and getting
a steak and as aside to that steak, you get
another steak.

Speaker 3 (40:50):
How could this movie be bad? And going through their.

Speaker 1 (40:52):
History of movies that they've done together, for some reason.
I think they've been in so many movies, but really
primarily it's been The Ocean's franchise that were also in
burn after reading together. So I'm really excited to see
two legendary actors back sharing the screen. It's always interesting
to have that dynamic because you have two people who
don't need another A list star to make a movie compelling.

Speaker 3 (41:16):
They can do it all by themselves.

Speaker 1 (41:18):
They've been leading men since the nineties, but now to
have them both together and just seeing the friction between
their characters, it's almost like they're two egos also battling
each other on screen. So I think for audiences like us,
that is going to be really entertaining to watch and
worthy of going to the theater to watch a movie
like this. Just by the looks of this trailer, it's
giving me those early two thousands action comedy vibes, which

(41:40):
I think we need right now. That's not attached to
a franchise, not a part of some cinematic universe, just
really straight ahead Hollywood movie.

Speaker 3 (41:47):
But will people seek it out? That's the big question.

Speaker 1 (41:50):
Our two names like Clooney and Pitt, is that enough
to make a hit right now? So this movie I
feel will have a big impact on what Star Power is.

Speaker 3 (42:00):
Going to be moving forward. But what the movie is about.

Speaker 1 (42:03):
George Clooney plays a professional fixer hired to cover high
profile crimes. At the start of this trailer, this woman
discovers a dead body in her apartment, not clear whether
she killed them or somebody else killed them. She calls
up Colooney to come clean it up. So we'll get
into more about the plot. My thought on the title
who's directing this movie? Before I do that, here's just

(42:25):
a little bit of the Wolves trailer.

Speaker 3 (42:29):
How did you get this number? I was told not
that I ever needed help to call you.

Speaker 2 (42:34):
You're a man who can fix things.

Speaker 3 (42:36):
I didn't know people like you really existed. They don't.
There's nobody can do what I do.

Speaker 2 (42:41):
Who are you? I'm here to take care of your problem.

Speaker 3 (42:45):
We clearly have a situation here.

Speaker 1 (42:48):
We have decided that the only course of action is
for you both to work together. No, it's not how
I work.

Speaker 3 (42:54):
It's not how I work.

Speaker 1 (42:58):
So in this movie, both George Clooney and Brad Pitt
play lone Wolves. Clooney gets calls out to the scene.
He starts doing this thing, but then Brad Pitt shows
up and then it gets a little bit more complicated
and they are forced to work together. Throughout this trailer
we see some more things kind of start spiraling out.
They get intertwined more and more. There seems to be

(43:20):
this CD underground of crime they get involved in, so
these really bad people start coming after them. You also
have new actor Austin Abrams in this movie who is
in the mix of it all. Looks like he's gonna
be adding some of the comedy relief. I'm just glad
to see a young actor also in playing here because
I think when making a movie with actors like Clooney
and Pitt, which to us who have been around since

(43:40):
the nineties have been the movie stars to the younger generation,
they are probably seeing as much older actors, maybe to
the point now, I mean they're both in their sixties,
but kind of how we saw like a Clint Eastwood,
because that's crazy to me. Clooney is sixty three and
in this trailer he is as silver Fox ever and

(44:01):
Brad Pitt is right behind him at sixty years old,
although he does not look it, he could honestly pass
for fifty. But yeah, dude, to sixty now, so I
think to have a younger actor like Austin Abrams to
kind of offset them, bring in the newer generation. He
was really popular after Euphoria. He was also in a
really good Netflix movie called Do Revenge with Maya Hank

(44:21):
If you haven't checked that one out, highly recommend that
one as well. But cool to see him entering this
new class of Hollywood and bringing some fresh blood into
a movie that I.

Speaker 3 (44:30):
Think really needs it.

Speaker 1 (44:31):
So you have these two A plus leads in this movie,
and they are both really good at playing lone wolves.
I think a movie's like Up in the Year from
George Clooney, which is one of my favorites. George Clooney
does two genres really well, rom coms and crime movies
like this, that is where he just shines. Ask for
Brad Pitt really don't go to him for the rom comms.
He's much more of a dramatic actor for me, but

(44:54):
also can do a little bit of comedy just because
he is so charismatic. So I think the plot of
this movie and just their personalities kind of mirror the
characters that they are playing. And the title of this
movie did stick out to me because it's called wolves wolfs,
which we all know. The plural of wolf is wolves
with a V. And at first I thought maybe it's

(45:16):
a playoff of their character, since they are both lone
wolves and in this trailer they do not want to
team up together. Maybe it was a commentary, I thought
on them not wanting to even be a unit. They
didn't want to be referred to as wolves, so they
had to settle that we are both singular lone wolves,
so we're gonna be called wolves. But what I actually

(45:37):
think it is a reference to is pulp fiction, which
in that movie, Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta are
driving they accidentally kill a guy in their back seat.
They drive over to Quentin Tarantino's house, park the car
in the garage and try to get his help, and
they end up calling a guy who shows up and
it is his job to deal with problems like this,

(45:58):
and that guy's last name happened to be Wolf. So
here's the clip of pulp fiction from ninety four.

Speaker 2 (46:03):
You're Jimmy right, this is your house?

Speaker 3 (46:06):
Sure is? I'm Winston Wolf.

Speaker 1 (46:08):
I solve problems.

Speaker 3 (46:10):
Good, we got one, so I heard I commend. Yeah,
please do it.

Speaker 1 (46:14):
So I kind of feel like it is a reference
to Winston Wolf from pulp Fiction, because that was his
job in that movie. He was hired to go tell
them how to dispose of this body and how to
take care of this problem, which we all know, a
profession like this, much like a hit man, doesn't really exist.
It's been Hollywood putting this idea into our heads that
there are people who will risk their life or risk

(46:36):
going to prison in order to make money. Not really
a thing, but in the world of cinema we like
to think it is because it makes for a great
movie and a great character. So I feel like that
is the reason why this movie is called Wolf's. It
is a pulp fiction reference. I love a good pulp
fiction reference. The movie is directed by John Watts, who
you probably know best as the director of the Tom

(46:59):
Holland Spider Man movies. He did Homecoming in twenty seventeen,
Far From Home in twenty nineteen, and No Way Home
in twenty twenty one. He is also still attached to
Spider Man four whenever that is going to happen. And
I always like it when directors who have really made
a name for themselves in the MCU start branching out
into different adventures and do something completely different, which I

(47:21):
think for the most part, that's why a director takes
on a Marvel movie, because they know if they can
do this well, they can go on to do any
movie they want, because once you have some success at
the box office, it's a lot easier to have a
say in your vision. And you even get a little
glimpse of his MCU background in the final scene of

(47:41):
this trailer, wherever Austin Abrams is about to get run
over by George Clooney who is driving this car hauling
but and he jumps over the car does like this
flip in slow motion. I felt like that was very
much a Spider Man move. So I hope this movie
has some more fun action comedy elements like that.

Speaker 3 (47:59):
And this movie is all just really banking on.

Speaker 1 (48:01):
Their star power because it has a pretty quick plot
line follows two lone wolf fixers who are assigned to
do the same job. Clooney Pit Wolves September twentieth and
I've seen movies that have a big A list star
who has been dominant for so long come out and
it is welcomed with really lukewarm numbers. So I think

(48:23):
this movie and its success at the box office is
going to be a big indication on whether or not
you can only rely on star power alone. I honestly
think it's not enough anymore. We have so much access
now to celebrities, and even our feelings towards some of
these A list people have kind of faded. I think

(48:44):
it's not enough just to have big names attached to it.
You also have to have a really compelling and unique story.
I think that is really what is going to inspire
the next phase of cinema. We're getting away from the
big superhero action movies, big names attached to them explosions.
We have to take a bit of a direction into

(49:06):
just making great movies that resonate with audiences that make
us feel whether it's sad, whether it's happy, or whether
it's excitement, which I think is what this movie is
going for. So I think having these two names attached
is really important. There are people we want to see
on the big screen. But I don't think it's going
to be and immediate. This is going to be successful

(49:27):
just because we have these two actors. It's really going
to rely on what they do leading up to this movie.
How they start promoting it with them two together, which
is what I want to see. I want that content
of them two together, but also the word of mouth
once it's actually out, because I think people aren't going
to rush to a theater just to see these two
people together. It's going to have to have something to
get people excited who probably haven't been to a movie

(49:49):
in a while, because that is the demographic you're looking
at with having two really well established actors who have
been around forever like Pitt and Clooney. So again, it's
called Wolf's and it's coming out on September twentieth.

Speaker 2 (50:02):
And that was this week's edition of Movie b tram
or Bar.

Speaker 1 (50:06):
And that is going to do it for another episode
here of the podcast. But before I go, I got
to give my listener shout out of the week. How
do you get one of these? You can comment on
my Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, which I'm trying to post a
lot more content over there, mostly movie related still, but
I feel like I'm in a place at TikTok where
I just want to try anything and see what's working

(50:27):
over there. Because the algorithm is so weird. People tell
you you gotta only post one thing, but I'm trying
out a lot of different things, like ranking movies very casually,
not always just clips from the podcast. So if you
don't follow me on TikTok, do me a favor and
hit that link in the podcast episode notes. But for
this listener shout out of the week, I'm going over
to X and I'm giving out the listeners shout out

(50:49):
of the week to Dell Schaefer, who said great podcast.
I might be wrong, but I think you forgot to
mention the name of number four Late Night with the Devil.
This is in reference to the last week episode where
I did my top five movies to stream right now
at home, and to give you guys some behind the
scenes of this podcast.

Speaker 3 (51:07):
I not only write.

Speaker 1 (51:09):
And put together all the ideas court it myself, and
I edited myself. And sometimes when I'm sitting down here
at this desk doing my editing, taking out the things
I think either I went on too long about, or
I messed something up, or things I feel like only
I would care about you guys would think is stupid.
Sometimes I take those things out. But in doing that,
sometimes I take out a little bit too much, like

(51:30):
saying the name of the movie so well, A little
hard on that edit, but appreciate that Dell for letting
me know I took that out of the episode. I
did update it later and re upload it, so if
you listen after Monday, the name of the movie was
in there. But again it was Late Night with the Devil,
the horror movie I talked about last week at number four.
In case you missed that, my bet on that editing
mistakes happened. Thank you to Dell. Thank you for right

(51:52):
now listening to this podcast.

Speaker 3 (51:54):
Appreciate you.

Speaker 1 (51:55):
Until next time, go out and watch good movies and
I will talk to you later.
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