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May 27, 2024 54 mins

Mike and Kelsey go back in time talking about a list of the Top 10 Best Selling DVDs of all-time that is heavy with 2000’s classics. They share their favorite childhood DVDs, the era of DVD menus, directors commentary and bootleg copies.  In the Movie Review, Mike and Kelsey talk about Babes starring  Ilana Glazer. It’s about her character that gets pregnant from a one-night-stand and then leans on her best friend and mother of two  to guide her through gestation and beyond. Mike and Kelsey share what made the movie laugh out loud funny, the classification of ‘raunchy’, the portrayal of motherhood and how it made them feel about having kids. In the Trailer Park, Mike gives his thoughts on Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis" which he self-financed the $120 million budget. Mike talks about the legendary director's classic films such as "The Godfather," how it had very polarizing early reviews and what its success or failure could mean for the movie industry. 

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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 by my wife and
co host Kelsey.

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

Speaker 1 (00:06):
Today, we're gonna be talking about the top ten best
selling DVDs of all time in the movie review. That
is why Kelsey is here. Because we're talking about a
new comedy called Babes, and in the trailer park the
new Francis Ford Coppola movie Megalopolis. So thank you for
being here, Thank you for being subscribed. Shout out to
the Monday Morning movie crew. Now let's talk movies.

Speaker 3 (00:26):
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
much movie knowledge, he's basically like a walking IMDb with glasses.

Speaker 1 (00:44):
From the Nashville Podcast.

Speaker 3 (00:45):
Network, This is Movie Mike's Movie Podcast.

Speaker 1 (00:50):
We are here to talk about the new movie Babes,
but I thought it would be also great to have
you on this topic because it is a look at
movies essentially from the two thousands, my favorite era, back
when DVD sales ran rampant and they were the king
of all media.

Speaker 2 (01:08):
I loved a DVD. I loved the bonus features.

Speaker 1 (01:12):
The menu. You remember the DVD menus.

Speaker 2 (01:14):
And then you would wake up at a sleepover and
the movie was over and you're back to the menu,
and it just like man, kids these days don't know.

Speaker 1 (01:20):
Uh yeah, for those who never had a DVD, you
throw it on. Just the artwork too, on not just
the case of the DVD, but on the actual disc.
I love it when they would like play off of
the movie and maybe make some circular object like that
would go along with the disc. But throwing a DVD
on seeing that interactive menu. Some of them would have

games on them.

Speaker 4 (01:43):
Like the Shrek. Yeah was it Shrek too that had
like the carry Out probably had the best DVD Shrek idol.

Speaker 2 (01:49):
It's like American idol, but Shrek. That's what it was.

Speaker 1 (01:52):
So many great things that studios and movies would just
have an emphasis on making a great DVD, which was
a second part of a movie, in a second life
of it, which now we just have nothing like that.
It's all just I guess on social media.

Speaker 2 (02:07):
Bloopers, deleted scenes. The only thing that was bad is
if you couldn't find the remote to your DVD player
and you couldn't because you could also do chapter select.

Speaker 1 (02:16):
That's all I was gonna say.

Speaker 2 (02:17):
You could if that was so revolutionary. If you had
the remote, you could go and you could select like
the chapter you were at. But if you couldn't find
the remote, you just had to play from the beginning,
which essentially is like a BHS, which was I.

Speaker 1 (02:30):
Just remember having my mind blown on that because the
thing about VHS that was so just painful is if
it wasn't rewound, you'd have to wait to rewind it.
But also just finding where you left off if somebody
else watched it was so hard to do. And I
just remember that was the biggest selling point to me
as a kid. You know, I had a high standard
for how I would watch a movie. You mean, you

can go to any part of the movie at any time.
That changed my life.

Speaker 2 (02:55):
DVD players and cars.

Speaker 1 (02:56):
I think at one point I had the portable one.
Loved the it was like an off brand Walmart oney
It worked that it at times it did, But I
just remember DVD's being so cool, and now DVDs aren't
really a thing. Blu rays are still a thing. I
think the last Blu ray I bought was probably No.
Way home because that felt like something I needed to own.

But DVDs are long and gone. I think before we
get into this list, I'll share what my favorite DVD
was of all time if you have one too, But
it was Max Keeble. I love that movie, Max Keeble's
Big Move.

Speaker 2 (03:31):
You still love that movie?

Speaker 1 (03:32):
I did. I rewatched it last year and doesn't really
hold up. I wanted my childhood to come back and think, oh,
that was still a great movie. Now I'm watching that
movie back, I realized that's not the best movie. That's
why I didn't do so well. But I remember getting
that DVD. And I would always get DVD's at the
flea market, so it was never right when they came out.
It was on the resale market. There was always people

set up that would just have all these DVDs, and I.

Speaker 2 (03:58):
Remember five dollars Walmart.

Speaker 1 (03:59):
Yeah yeah, and I would get them pretty cheap. And
this was around the time that I didn't really have
money to go to the movie theater. I think my
parents made it a point to probably take me when
I was younger, just because I would enjoy it more.
But there was this period in my life where we
didn't really go to the movies. Instead, we would just

buy cheap DVDs because not only could you watch it once,
you could watch it over and over again. You have
a little more bang for your buck. So I remember
getting the Max Keyboard DVD and watching it so many times.
Also had a great menu with games, and the soundtrack
on that movie was very much a representation of what
I listened to growing up. Newfound Glory was on it.

That pop punk era was all over this soundtrack. But
I can't tell you how many times I watched this
DVD and went through every part of every single menu.
Do you have a favorite DVD you watch growing up?

Speaker 2 (04:54):
I have a combination of two. One would be Bridesmaids
because there's deleted scenes on it and it's like the
unrated version, it's even funnier. But if I had to
pick one that I watched endlessly, I've talked about this before,
it would probably be Step Up.

Speaker 1 (05:08):
Oh yeah, you love that DVD.

Speaker 2 (05:10):
There was a period of time where I watched it
every day for a month, and I would alternate between
the movie and the director's commentary every other day. I
watched it twenty eight days in a row. I don't
know how, but I do love that movie equally love
the soundtrack, So that would be that'd be the one.

Speaker 1 (05:25):
Yeah. That was the other aspect of them, the director's commentary.
I feel like movie studios are missing out not releasing
director's commentary as a podcast series.

Speaker 2 (05:34):
Could you imagine Zack Snyder's commentary?

Speaker 1 (05:36):
Oh my gosh, it would be eight hours long.

Speaker 2 (05:39):
That's why they're not releasing them as fun.

Speaker 1 (05:41):
But I yeah, I think every studio, Marvel, DC, even Amazon,
all those studios should have a podcast company and put
out podcasts with director's commentary.

Speaker 2 (05:52):
And they would be giving them this idea for free.

Speaker 1 (05:54):
M Maybe we'll do it on our network. I think
it's a great idea because I do miss that aspect
of it. I know they do interviews, but I think
it's more personal when they get to talk about it.
Just and hear the conversation, watch the movie, record the audio.
It's an easy thing to do.

Speaker 2 (06:09):
Yeah, it's like the rewatch podcasts. Yeah, but I just
want you to watch a movie and tell me your
thoughts that you were making.

Speaker 1 (06:14):
Now, that would be great promotion. But anyway, we just
give away ideas for free, hit us up. We're going
to get into the top ten. You'll let me know
if you've seen the movie or not, and whether or
not you think it warrants this many copies sold at
number ten from two thousand and four, The Incredibles, which
sold fifteen point six million copies.

Speaker 2 (06:32):
Absolutely warrants it. There's a reason that people were so
excited sixteen seventeen years later to see The Incredibles two
when it came out, because this movie is one of
the best animated films of all time. It absolutely should
have sold that many copies.

Speaker 1 (06:46):
We're going to see a trend here of during this
time in the two thousands. These are all movies at
least I would see so much in school because that
was also at a time where all the schools were
getting DVDs, and whenever movie they rolled over, it would
always be a Pixar movie usually or Disney movie Day.

Speaker 2 (07:03):
Was so glorious. Now kids just like don't have school, Yeah,
they just don't have a lot of like holidays and
random days off. But back then we had a movie days,
and honestly, I think a movie day was even better
because you were expecting to do work and they just
like turned off the lights. And now we've moved past
role in the VCR and now they'd pull down the
projector screen and you were like, yes.

Speaker 1 (07:22):
But I agree, The Incredibles is a top tier Pixar movie.
At number nine. Pirates of the Caribbean dead Man's Chest,
which came out in two thousand and six, sold sixteen
point five million copies.

Speaker 2 (07:33):
I don't actually think I've ever watched the full Pirates
of the Caribbean movie all the way through. And I'm
not saying that to be one of those people that
like hasn't seen something and says it to be cool.
I just wasn't into pirate culture or Johnny Depp.

Speaker 1 (07:47):
I was huge into pirate culture. My first ever band
that I wanted to start was called the Apple Pirates
and our logo was like a skull on an apple
with like two swords. So I was like full into
I don't even know why this was so popular in
the two thousands, but I love pirate culture and I
also love big adventure movies.

Speaker 2 (08:07):
I think now I would have enjoyed it more because
now I'll see anything that's like a franchise. Back then,
it just wasn't. It wasn't for me.

Speaker 1 (08:15):
Yeah, I mean I could see you at that age
not wanting to see a movie about sweaty pirates on.

Speaker 2 (08:19):
This more of a Harry Potter girl, and all.

Speaker 1 (08:22):
These movies kind of get confused in my mind of
what happens in one because I didn't watch them all
in theaters. My cousin would have the DVDs and we
would go over and watch them, So I feel like
I watched them all in batches, and I think I
remember having like a marathon where we just watched a
bunch of Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so I kind
of forget what happens in what movie.

Speaker 2 (08:42):
The ride is cool at Disney World.

Speaker 1 (08:44):
I've done that, never been to Disney World. I know
we'll go eventually, but at the time I didn't know
that this was a ride, and Disney is famous for
making movies about their rides. At number eight is another
Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Curse of the Black Pearl
sixteen point six million dollars. This one came out in
two thousand and three. I mean, these movies were really successful.

I just if I were to go back and watch
Disney movies now, I don't even think I would itch
to watch another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and there
towards the end of the franchise, I did go see
I think the last one that came out in theaters,
and that one was kind of boring, but it was
kind of like, this is Johnny Depp's probably the last
time that he's going to play this character, which I
think he played it really well. When you look at

roles that you associate with one actor and can only
see that person doing it, him as Captain Jack Sparrow
is one of those roles. He is one of those actors,
but overall it's not one I really want to revisit.
So I guess for the time they came out, it
was probably right place, right time. If they made these
movies now, I don't know that they would be as successful,

selling sixteen point six million copies. But at number seven
from two thousand and seven is Transformers selling seventeen million copies.
Have you seen the transf with the originals.

Speaker 2 (10:01):
I've seen all of the Transformers films.

Speaker 1 (10:03):
I love the Transformers movies. At the time when this
one came out, I didn't have it on DVD, but
I had it on bootleg DVD, which was a whole
other market that happened in the two thousands of I
would say the internet was prevalent, but it isn't the
Internet that we know now. And for somebody to go online,
find a file from some weird torrent website, take that,

download it onto their computer at risk of destroying their
entire computer, of getting a virus, and then burning it
onto DVD. What a time to be alive to get
a burn DVD.

Speaker 2 (10:35):
I think the only website that ever gave my computer
a virus was remember that website f my Life, where
people would just write about like terrible things that had
happened in their days.

Speaker 1 (10:44):
I guess I didn't realize it was a website, only
remember seeing like screenshots from it, so yes and no.

Speaker 2 (10:50):
I would read it every day after school, and my
computer got a virus. And imagine I mean to tell
my parents I got a virus from a website called
off my Life.

Speaker 1 (10:58):
Oh awkward. I think our computer got a virus because
of downloading music. That was absolutely I think that was
everybody everybody wanting free music, not wanting to pay for it.
But we lived out in the country after moving out
of the trailer park and moving into a house. When
we got our first computer.

Speaker 2 (11:15):
I'm shocked y'all had the internet to download music because
we go out there now and I can't even get say.

Speaker 1 (11:19):
We had net zero, which is no longer a thing.
I think it went under maybe twenty nineteen, twenty twenty,
and the Internet was so slow, and we even had
like the quote unquote faster version where it wouldn't load
pictures in full quality in order to load a page faster.
It would load them like blurry.

Speaker 2 (11:37):
We like can't even download the Dominoes app to order
pizza at your parents.

Speaker 1 (11:41):
Yeah, if you got music, So it took us forever
just to download one song. It would basically be you
would download it at night and then maybe in the
morning it would be done. But I remember that being
a thing of like trying to download a file and
it'd be like one day you're like, oh my gosh.
And this was like two thousand ands you yeah too,
thousand and seven, two thousand and eight. So people had

faster internet, but where we lived there was no fast internet.

Speaker 2 (12:06):
And now you run like daily speed checks on our
internet and you're obsessed with oh.

Speaker 1 (12:09):
Yeah we have When we got Google Fiver, I was like,
this is the best thing ever. Look at all this
up and down data transfer. I love it. I can't
live without it now, there's no going back. At number
six is Shrek two selling eight point two million copies.
Came out back in two thousand and four. Just celebrated
it's twentieth anniversary and they re released that thing in theaters.

A great DVD.

Speaker 2 (12:31):
I just talked about it having Shrek Eye also, you know,
I owned it.

Speaker 1 (12:34):
I would say, of all the DVD actually, Shrek doesn't
make the list.

Speaker 2 (12:38):
That came out a few years earlier. So I feel
like that was probably still on VHS because I think
even like the first Harry Potter movie I ever had
was on VHS and that was like two thousand and one. Yeah,
so I don't think the switch really came unto like
late two thousand and two lines up. So yeah, Shrek
two would have been the one that was bigger.

Speaker 1 (12:56):
And I feel like people like Shrek two more than
Part one. I'm more of a Part one.

Speaker 2 (13:01):
Shrek was the revolutionary.

Speaker 1 (13:02):
It was so huge at the time it came out.

Speaker 2 (13:05):
Please stay off of the grass, shine your shoes, wipe
your face.

Speaker 1 (13:09):
All of the adult jokes like that one. The other
one I didn't realize people didn't pick up on was
the fact that Lord Farquaad killed one of the parents
of the bears. Like at one point you see the
family of bears and you see them missing the mom bear,
and then later you see him and he has like
this rug that is a bear. So it was all
these things happening. Also in the background is like these

second subplot jokes. That was kind of next level for
that time.

Speaker 2 (13:34):
I think that's the only reason, like my parents enjoyed
taking me to kids movies because there were jokes on
wone over my head that they would laugh at.

Speaker 1 (13:40):
That's what started that, And now is the thing of
putting in jokes for the parents so that they can
enjoy them too. That's got started with Shrek. So they
are going to make another one. I don't know when
it's coming out exactly, but I don't think we're in
the right time now to make another Shrek movie. It's
not gonna hit the same.

Speaker 2 (13:57):
I mean, I'll see it, Oh yeah, we'll go watch.

Speaker 1 (14:00):
The thing I talked about that you didn't get to
comment on is whenever we went to go see Migration
and then saw another couple there who was there with
their kids, and then we roll in.

Speaker 2 (14:09):
Without kids, the couple that we knew. Yes, Yeah, it
was an awkward It's one of those for you like
look at someone and like I think I know you,
and then you realize too, like you do know them,
and you just kind of have to be like hey,
and they're there with like their three children and we
just sit down.

Speaker 1 (14:24):
When we sit down in two empty seats with like
there's no other kid with them.

Speaker 2 (14:28):
Listen, you're the kid at heart. I'm taking you. I'm
taking I'm taking this guy, kid at.

Speaker 1 (14:33):
Heart getting into the top five now from two thousand
and nine, Avatar selling nineteen million copies. I feel like
at two thousand and nine, DVD sales were starting to
dip a little bit because you had HD DVD, you
had Blu rays starting to become a little bit more prevalent.
So I'm surprised it's this high on the list, but
also makes sense just because how big Avatar was, how

it crushed crazy box office numbers, so I feel like
that probably translated into a lot of DVD sales. But
I didn't really see this movie making the top five.

Speaker 2 (15:09):
If I never saw Avatar get in my life.

Speaker 1 (15:11):
The original or any of them, because they original, they
have three, four or five coming out more.

Speaker 2 (15:16):
The original, I didn't really I would be fine.

Speaker 1 (15:19):
I didn't really understand it at the time. I thought
it was way over hyped. And it wasn't until The
Way of Water came out that I went back rewatched
that one and I kind of got it again, and
I enjoyed The Way of Water in theaters.

Speaker 2 (15:30):
I enjoyed it.

Speaker 1 (15:30):
It is very long, there's a lot going on, but
I can also respect the big action adventure like I
was talking about in Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar goes
next level.

Speaker 2 (15:42):
Now in my head, I'm confusing Avatar two and Black
Panther sequel because they both had people in the water.

Speaker 1 (15:49):
Yeah, movies have been doing that a lot recently.

Speaker 2 (15:52):
Which one had like the sound paralysis?

Speaker 1 (15:55):
That was Black Panther two? Okay, yeah, Well, I mean
we also had three monkey movies this year a monkey
Whenever a trend starts, it just keeps going. We had
Monkey Man Kong and Godzilla, and then we had Planet
of the Apes. A lot of monkey movies. At number
four from two thousand and eight is The Dark Night,
selling nineteen point two million copies. I remember getting a

copy of this on Black Friday. My mom and I
used to always go to Walmart and Target, and the
only thing I would seek out was cheap DVDs.

Speaker 2 (16:27):
I bought a couple sets of Gilmore Girls on DVD
on Black Friday. But my mom and I had this
thing where we'd go to Target and we'd find ourselves
just like grocery shopping.

Speaker 1 (16:37):
On accident during Black Friday.

Speaker 2 (16:38):
Yeah, we'd end up with like popcorn and toilet paper
in the basket, and the people like, you know, these
aren't on Salem. We're like, no, we know, we just
were already here.

Speaker 1 (16:45):
We're just looking around.

Speaker 2 (16:48):
Yeah, it's not really a thing anymore.

Speaker 1 (16:49):
It used to be fun to go and aside from
finding movies. I remember getting The Dark Knight and it
was the Batman head where it was just in the
shape of the Batman mask and you'd open it up
and have a DVD on either side.

Speaker 2 (17:01):
Kind of price. You don't still on that.

Speaker 1 (17:04):
I think somewhere in all the moves in Austin it
got lost, or maybe we sold it at some point
when we sold a bunch of our DVDs. There was
a time when my brother and I kind of separated
all of our collections, so maybe he kept it. He
probably still has it. But that was always my mission
going to Black Friday is finding the cheap DVDs because
you could find him for like sixty seventy percent off.

Speaker 2 (17:26):
And they would put out the like circular and they
would tell you which DVDs were going to be cheap.

Speaker 1 (17:31):
And they would just have them in Like the big
was a.

Speaker 2 (17:33):
Good old thing. Now Black Friday sales started on like
October first.

Speaker 1 (17:37):
And it's not the same at all. Online. You don't
have that interaction with people. You don't have people well,
I guess you don't have people hurting each other anymore
as much, which is probably good.

Speaker 2 (17:44):
That was the thing too, Yeah, the craze.

Speaker 1 (17:47):
But aside from movies, I would always get the Simpsons
box sets, which are normally were like thirty forty bucks.
You could get him for like ten bucks. And I
had from season one all the way through probably fourteen
or fifteen all on box set because I could get
it for so cheap.

Speaker 2 (18:03):
I'm glad you don't steal on this.

Speaker 1 (18:04):
I think Rudy still has my brother keep those Rudy
Classic collection. At number three from two thousand and two
is Spider Man selling nineteen point five million copies. This
was another one I didn't actually own, but I had
a bootleg copy of it. It was Part one and
part two. Part one I got a bootleg copy in America,
but Part two I got a bootleg copy in Mexico.

Speaker 2 (18:27):
Was it in Spanish?

Speaker 1 (18:28):
It was in Spanish.

Speaker 2 (18:29):
I'm sad you don't know that. I mean, it probably
has computer viruses and we don't have anything to watch
it with. But I would watch a bootleg version of
Spider Man in Espanol.

Speaker 1 (18:38):
There were a lot of movies I got as bootleg
copies in Mexico, and for the most part it was
people sneaking in a video camera into the theater and
recording it. That was one of those. So every now
and then it would shake or you hear somebody car.

Speaker 2 (18:51):
When they'd have the anti pirraating lot at the beginning.

Speaker 1 (18:53):
It was so hardcore you wouldn't steal a car, but
why would you steal a DVD?

Speaker 2 (18:57):
This is unlocking so many memories.

Speaker 1 (19:00):
But I remember getting the Spider Man two in Spanish,
Passion to the Christ in Spanish. Probably shouldn't have got
a bootleg copy of that. Looking back on that, there's
probably some weird association with getting a bootleg copy of
Past to the Christ. In that one, I also got Gothica,
which was a horror movie with Halle Berry. And then

I got a documentary, probably Michael Moore documentary. Oh no,
not Michael Moore. It was The Supersize Me.

Speaker 2 (19:27):
It was just funny, say Supersized Me.

Speaker 1 (19:31):
It was great. So all those movies I experienced for
the first time, watching them on my portable DVD player
in Mexico with all my Mexican cousins hanging around.

Speaker 2 (19:40):
The Passion of the Christ is still really staid to me.

Speaker 1 (19:43):
My mom could not watch that movie that it was
hard for her to watch.

Speaker 2 (19:46):
It's just just the fact that it was bootleg.

Speaker 1 (19:48):
Span Maybe that's why she did enjoyed it. She's like me, oh,
this isn't right. At number two from two thousand and six,
selling twenty three point one million copies.

Speaker 2 (19:58):
Cars Love It a Highway?

Speaker 1 (20:01):
Were you a Car's kid? No, I never really got
into them.

Speaker 4 (20:05):
I was twelve by then, so I mean in two
thousand and six, I was fifteen, So I guess I
was in that age that I didn't really seek out
Pixar movies because I didn't really enjoy one was okay,
but the entire trilogy of Cars not that a big
fan of.

Speaker 2 (20:23):
I think I skipped two thousand and six to two
thousand and seven because my younger brothers were born in
two thousand and six in twenty ten, so from there
on I saw all of them. But I think, like
two thousand and six, two thousand and seven, until my
younger brother was like two, we didn't see a bunch
of movies. But then I went back to seeing all

the animated ones. But I think I just skipped those
couple of years.

Speaker 1 (20:46):
Yeah, I feel like a lot of people love Cars.
I just don't. I don't really associate it with any
part of my childhood, probably because I was already a teenager,
and of all the movies that have trilogies and Pixar,
I think it is the weakest. So that number one
from two thousand and three, this one deserves to be
number one, selling thirty eight point eight million copies.

Speaker 2 (21:06):
You think you can guess it two thousand and three.

Speaker 1 (21:08):
Think of the trend that we've had of all these movies,
huge movie. I feel this one still holds up still
one of my favorites.

Speaker 2 (21:17):
Was it one of the Spider man's No, is it
a franchise.

Speaker 1 (21:21):
They've made another one in the story a sequel, not
a direct sequel, but inside of this world with one
of the characters I had nothing. It has two words
in the title. You say a quote from this all
the time.

Speaker 2 (21:39):
I say a lot of quotes.

Speaker 4 (21:40):
I say a lot of things animated Pixar finding Nemo. Yes,
And the quote is touch the butt.

Speaker 2 (21:48):
No, you say that.

Speaker 1 (21:49):
Oh you say that too.

Speaker 2 (21:50):
No, I don't.

Speaker 1 (21:51):
I think we both say I forget keep swimming.

Speaker 2 (21:54):
I say, I quote a lot of things. No, I say,
you made me ink myself.

Speaker 1 (21:58):
That's the one. I guess I they touched a butt.
But this one deserves to be number one. It is
one that I remember watching so much in school, primarily
in Spanish class because we would watch it in Spanish
to learn about Spanish. But really it was just like, yeah,
we're gonna throw a movie on, but make it an.

Speaker 2 (22:14):
Excasional in Spanish.

Speaker 1 (22:16):
I've probably seen this movie the most out of anyone. Well,
I guess I've seen The Dark Knight a lot, because
I rewatch it at least once a year. As far
as the Pixar movies, I've probably seen this one of
the most, just because we watched it at least three
or four times in school, like every year.

Speaker 2 (22:31):
It was such a novel movie.

Speaker 1 (22:33):
Toy Story definitely put Pixar on the map as far
as that being their first big movie, but without Finding
Nemo in two thousand and three, they would not have
had that run in the two thousands where they crushed it.

Speaker 2 (22:44):
I also send the gift often of the little girl,
oh yeah, knocking on the glass when she's like trying
to get Nemo awake up in the fish tank. I
send that to people if they don't answer me, like
if they're not awake in the morning, I send that
as if I'm like, hello, it's.

Speaker 1 (22:57):
A great movie. And it's weird that Cars came out
just three years later, but how much I changed and
didn't care about Pixar movies from that time. But then
I guess it kind of came back around in like
two thousand and nine whenever Up came out.

Speaker 2 (23:10):
Your Son Chico Nemo.

Speaker 1 (23:13):
But this movie's great. I feel like it deserves to
be number one. I enjoyed Finding Dory at the time,
but it's not really one I've revisited. Didn't really hit
the same way that Finding Nemo did Finding Nemo just
hits it's good. Out of all these top ten, which
one would you be more inclined to watch right now? Yeah,
Finding Nemo at one, cars it to Spider Man, The

Dark Night at four, Avatar, Shrek to Transformers, Curse of
the Black Pearl, dead Man's Chest, and The Incredibles.

Speaker 2 (23:43):
Probably Spider Man.

Speaker 1 (23:44):
I did want to go see them when they re
released them in theaters. Obviously, Spider Man my favorite superhero
if I were to sit down right now, But that.

Speaker 2 (23:51):
Could be because you just watched Spider Man like a month.

Speaker 1 (23:53):
Yeah, I did just rewatch all them. I'm talking every
single one of them. So right now I would go
The Dark Night.

Speaker 2 (24:00):
I go The Dark Knight always. You would watch The
Dark Knight every day?

Speaker 1 (24:03):
Yeah, it's easily.

Speaker 2 (24:04):
So I don't know why you even had to think
about that.

Speaker 1 (24:06):
Well, because I haven't seen Finding Nemo in a while,
and I'm kind of at a time where I'm still
looking for nostalgic things as comfort, so I feel like
I would want to lean towards that one. But you
put on The Dark Knight and I just watch it
from beginning to end.

Speaker 2 (24:19):
No matter what, you do, love a lot of nostalgic comfort.

Speaker 1 (24:22):
Mm hmm, I'm way into it right now.

Speaker 2 (24:24):
See I am too, But my nostalgic comfort is like
fifteen seasons of ER.

Speaker 1 (24:28):
That's a lot of seasons.

Speaker 2 (24:29):
It's a great show.

Speaker 1 (24:30):
You how many times are watching that show?

Speaker 2 (24:32):
I think this is only my second all the way through,
because it wasn't on streaming until like twenty nineteen, I think,
and you had to get like the DVD box sets.
I had a couple, or you had to rent them
on like Netflix, but it wasn't on streaming until it
came to Hulu, and it took me like, oh, I
was in grad school and working when we were in

a long distance relationship, so it took me like over
a year. Yeah, that's that's my favorite show right there.

Speaker 1 (24:57):
My current kind of nostalgic way rewatch is I'm seeking
out dragon Ball, which I remember watching dragon Ball Z
again in Spanish with all my Mexican cousins. Dragon Ball
Z was huge in Mexico. It did really well internationally
and I watched so many seasons of that show in Spanish,
but the only one that's available on Hulu to watch

from the very beginning is dragon Ball Super, which I
never watched, but it kind of feels nostalgic of watching
something that I at least in the same franchise that
I watched as a kid, even though I didn't watch
these specific episodes. But like er, there's like one hundred
and fifty episodes, so it's a hard animated just to
jump into.

Speaker 2 (25:36):
Oh, there's like three hundred episodes of VR.

Speaker 1 (25:39):
Oh it's way more.

Speaker 2 (25:40):
Yeah, they were fifteen seasons of like twenty two episode
seasons because it was on network.

Speaker 1 (25:46):
Yeah, that's a lot of episodes. You have me beat there.

Speaker 2 (25:48):
Yeah, just don't watch dragon Ball on my profile, please.
Sometimes you watch things on mine and then it starts
suggesting things and I'm like, no, no, that's not me.

Speaker 1 (25:56):
You're like, oh no, it thinks I'm a nerd. I
think whenever I watch one piece on your Netflix profile.
And then it was like you may also like Cowboy Bebop,
and I was like, no, I don't like this. All right,
We'll come back and talk about Babes in the movie.

Speaker 2 (26:08):
Review and this is not a sequel to Babe the
Pig Movie.

Speaker 1 (26:12):
Well, whenever you google it, the Pig Movie does come up.

Speaker 2 (26:14):
It was a sad movie that'll do pig.

Speaker 1 (26:17):
That'll do.

Speaker 2 (26:18):
There's so many like sad animal related films for our childhood. Yeah,
I'm glad to fly Away Home the Woman Jeff Daniels
and a pequin where she had like the geese.

Speaker 1 (26:25):
It is a sad one. Homeward Bound was sad at times.

Speaker 2 (26:28):
Homeward Bound was so sad. It was just these like
dogs and cat on their own, poor little guy. I
mean there was Bambi. Oh gosh, Charlotte's Web.

Speaker 1 (26:40):
Why are all these sad? Marley and me?

Speaker 2 (26:43):
I can't ever rewatch that film.

Speaker 1 (26:46):
Beetelvine was good, there was no Well maybe there's the end.

Speaker 2 (26:49):
Air Bud. That's a dog I can get behind.

Speaker 1 (26:52):
All right, let's go watch Aeroboid.

Speaker 2 (26:54):
Don't tempt me. Can we watch air Buddies.

Speaker 1 (26:56):
I don't remember that one. I don't think I saw
that one.

Speaker 2 (26:58):
That's when Airbud had puppies.

Speaker 1 (27:00):
Of course he did, they did, she did. Airbud was
a girl.

Speaker 2 (27:04):
No airbudd and another dog. Oh, okay, takes two to ten,
go buddy, all right.

Speaker 1 (27:08):
Oh that's how it works.

Speaker 4 (27:10):
The birds and the bees talk before we talk about babes. Okay,
let's get into it now. A spoiler free movie review
of Babes. One of the funniest movies I've seen in theaters. Oh,
I can't even remember the last time we saw a
really funny movie in theaters.

Speaker 2 (27:26):
I laughed so hard. I did, like my annoying laugh,
Like it's not a barking laugh. But when I find
something so funny, I just have a really loud laugh.

Speaker 1 (27:36):
It's like a sharp ha and then it comes down
a little bit.

Speaker 2 (27:40):
That's what it sounds.

Speaker 1 (27:41):
Yeah, that's what you're talking about.

Speaker 2 (27:43):
So what I sound like?

Speaker 1 (27:45):
What the movie is about. It's about this girl who
gets pregnant from a one night stand and then has
to tackle single motherhood. And she has this best friend
that they've been friends since childhood yep, and now she
is kind of looking to her for advice because she
is a mom of a three year old and she
just had a newborn baby. And that's kind of where

the movie kicks off.

Speaker 2 (28:07):
In one of the greatest secenons of all time.

Speaker 1 (28:09):
Which a great comedy, I feel has to have a
big opening to really hook you in, and this movie
really wasted no time in getting right to the action
and right to the laughs, which I think is what
I ended up really enjoying about this movie is there
are so many comedic things all the way throughout the movie.
It doesn't really let up in its ninety minute runtime.

And the fact that the cast is primarily all women
telling a story that I feel really hasn't been told
this way because there have been pregnancy movies unexpected Up
there's your yetes Junos. I have an entire list of
my favorite movies about unexpected pregnancies. It has now entered
my top five in that list. So we'll get into

that later. But what was What did you love about
the movie?

Speaker 2 (28:55):
Five out of five, all the stars, no notes. It
was so fun and we when we saw it, there
was like a before the film screening streamed from New
York with the main leads and the director, hosted by
Julia Luis Dreyfus, and the director Pamela Adlin was talking

about how people have called it like a raunchy comedy,
and she was like, I don't see it as raun
cheek comedy, Like it's about being pregnant and giving birth
and like things women go through. And it was not raunchy,
like there's some scenes, but it's not graphic. It's literally
just like I don't know how to describe other than
giving birth is not like it's just what happened. It's

just what happens, and it's what women do.

Speaker 1 (29:40):
I found it interesting, yes, that it's probably put in
that category of raunchy comedy. It is rated are probably
more due to the fact of the language. Obviously when
making a baby, there's some things that go into making
a baby that tend to be more on the adult
side as far as the rating, So that's why it
has that our rating.

Speaker 2 (29:58):
But they didn't even really show that.

Speaker 1 (30:00):
No, they did it.

Speaker 4 (30:00):
They didn't like, there's no nudity in this movie. Yeah,
it's implied, but it's not even shown.

Speaker 1 (30:05):
I honestly think it's more because of the language.

Speaker 2 (30:08):
No, I love a foul mouse, you do.

Speaker 1 (30:10):
But I think it's interesting to put it in that
category of raunchy comedy when it isn't that. It's telling
the story of pregnancy and what happens in that just
happens to fall when you would categorize it an R
rated movie, which I think is weird. I think unfairly
rated are if that is why they are calling it raunchy.
Language is a different thing, but I think it is

used so well in this movie, because I think you
can make a comedy that leans a lot on curse
words to make it funny and make it the punch
line of the joke. But I feel like overall it
is used to show how close they are and is
one of my favorite representations of a long standing friendship.

Speaker 2 (30:50):
I loved their relationship as best friends because there were
just like they would talk to each other about everything.
They were like we're family. I loved that, like it
reminded me I call my best friend for the most
random things. I had an eye doctor appointment and I
couldn't decide what pair of glasses I want, so I
called my best friend to decide for me. Last year,
when our air conditioning went out, I was standing on

the aisle of Target crying because I couldn't pick out
a box van and I just called her and I
was like, pick what out for me? And I just
loved this like female friendship and the bond that they
had and the things they'd been through and just that
they supported each other through that. I yeah, it was
more a story of like female friendship and going through

pregnancy and birth together. And I loved it and it
was just so funny.

Speaker 1 (31:38):
It does show the closeness of their relationship, and I
guess another thing that landed on the raunchy side. They
don't even show, but they talk about taking a picture
of their movements and sending it to each other. That's
how close they are in this movie.

Speaker 2 (31:50):
Yes, they did talk about that. They also talked about like, well,
they did examine each other to measure the other's cerfixes
to see how far along they were. But again, none
of that's showed. And I don't think that's raunchy. That's
literally just laburn childbirth. And I feel like, what's funny,
And I'm probably opening a can of worms here, But
I feel like men would consider that raunchy. And it's like, yeah,

because you don't have to go through it, Like that's
just a part of life for women, and like men
are so privileged to not have to do that.

Speaker 1 (32:20):
It'd be like if you're talking about your period and
a guy gets uncomfortable just because that's like makes him uncomfortable,
it would fall into the runchy category. It's just that's
what you guys deal with.

Speaker 2 (32:30):
I did make you buy tampons early on in our
relationship because I just like needed to know you were
chill with that.

Speaker 1 (32:35):
It's no problem. It's something you buy the story, you
shouldn't feel weird about it.

Speaker 2 (32:39):
You also once went above and beyond and asked a
girl in the aisle if you were buying the right ones,
and I was like, damn, I gotta marry this guy.

Speaker 1 (32:45):
Yeah, it's never been weird for me. And I didn't
even grow up. I mean, I had a sister and
a mom, but it wasn't like so talked about that.
I would feel like there was something I was exposed
to early on that made me feel comfortable with it.
It was just like, it's you, like I'm going to
do anything you need is just buying something at the store.
I don't know why some guys just make a big
deal about it. It's really not.

Speaker 2 (33:06):
You're literally just buying it. You're not using it.

Speaker 1 (33:09):
Hey, if I needed it for a nosebleade, I would
use it. But The movie stars Alana Glazer, who I
knew primarily from Broad City, one of the best Comedy
Central shows that I watched in the twenty tens. It
also stars Michelle Buteau as her best friend in the movie,
and hassamanaj who.

Speaker 2 (33:27):
Was born to wear a sweater vest in the film.

Speaker 1 (33:29):
It looks great in techwear.

Speaker 2 (33:30):
It does.

Speaker 1 (33:31):
And this is the first time I've seen him have
a significant role in a movie. He's been a lot
of different side characters in different movies. He was in
the Jennifer Lawrence movie No Hard Feelings, But this was
my first time really get to see him as an actor,
because I know him more as a comedian. Overall, what
I loved about his character was him just being a
genuinely good dude.

Speaker 4 (33:51):
He was.

Speaker 2 (33:52):
He's such a nice husband and dad.

Speaker 1 (33:54):
He was so sweet, and I just love their relationship
of her struggling with motherhood, how how hard it is
to have two kids, a newborn also going back to work,
and then him also having a career, them trying to
find childcare. But at the core of it, they were
just so in love with each other and respected each

other so much, and also could identify that they were
both having a really hard time navigating all those feelings.
There was a scene of them together kind of having
this what are we doing moment? And this is so hard,
But at the core of it, it was just that
they loved each other, and I think I just really
loved that relationship.

Speaker 2 (34:32):
I did too. It was honestly so nice to see
a film portray parenthood, not just motherhood, parenthood and like
them as a team. And there's obviously things that he
couldn't do, but he was stepping up in the places
he could, and like he knew her career was important
to her, and she was like, I need to get

out of the house and I need to work and
do these things. And he respected that. And I hope
that's the storyline that movies can tenu to portray and
not just the trope of like, wife has baby, wife
quit's job. Like I just think that's so important to
show that, Like it is a struggle. It is very
much a struggle. We talk about that all the time,
but when the day comes of when we have kids, like,

how are we going to make that work? And I
think the thing is, you do make it work. But like,
it is a struggle. And I loved seeing it portrayed
in such a healthy way in a comedy, because they
could have gone the opposite way, Like the movie was
meant to be funny, but I think choosing to portray
that healthy relationship really set a good tone. And Alana
Glazer's character is kind of the opposite of that she's

navigating an unplanned pregnancy. And I think they were like
two sides of the coin, but they really showed up
for each other in ways, and it's it wasn't without
its moments of like, this is hard to be your
friend and a mom and a wife, but I think
they really like valued their friendship so much that it
was worth it to work on it.

Speaker 1 (35:54):
And I like how her character changed through the course
of the movie, and how she goes from maybe being
a little naive and thinking it's good to be easy,
to realizing, oh, this is a real serious thing, and
then also realizing at times she's leaning a little bit
too much on her friend. And I just thought that
from beginning to end, I saw so much development that

while I was laughing at all the things happening, which
they were turned up to ten a lot of the
times in the ridiculousness, you also have that emotional level
of growing with this person. So that is something I
haven't really seen in a movie like this about an
unplanned pregnancy, where maybe like a knocked up head mostly comedy,
but it's also from the guy's point of view, And
in that movie, the female character is kind of seen

as a drag because she doesn't want to let the
guy grow up, and she's the one taking it more seriously.

Speaker 2 (36:45):
That was also the era of just like portraying Catherine
Heigel as the worst in every movie.

Speaker 1 (36:49):
Yeah, I feel like she got the raw end of
the deal in that movie, just on the way her
character was portrayed. But in this one, just showing her
character a little bit more three dimensional I thought was
the perfect way to approach it. It is directed by
Pamela Adalon, who I knew primarily from Louie. She also
did a TV show called Better Things. But I think
what other people might not realize is she's the voice

of Bobby Hill.

Speaker 2 (37:11):
I will not be watching Better Things apparently. It's a
great show. I'd never heard of it.

Speaker 1 (37:14):
I want to go back and watch seasons of King
of the Hill, which is one of my favorite shows
growing up. It's just always funny that whenever there's a
young kid boy in an animated show, it's usually a
female voice. But it's crazy to see her just jump
into that voice. So overall, what would you give? You
give it a five out of five.

Speaker 2 (37:34):
No notes five out of five no notes five out
of five expensive sushi rolls. I would like to say,
as much as I sometimes romanticize living in New York,
I don't think I could be pregnant and live in
New York. There's a scene this is not a spoiler,
where she's walking up like four flights of stairs in
her building, like eight months pregnant, carrying groceries, and I'm like,
that looks brutal.

Speaker 1 (37:54):
It does seem really hard to be pregnant. No hard,
And we go to New York and love it, but
where they for a short amount of time, we haven't
experience what it's like.

Speaker 2 (38:03):
To We don't have strollers, we don't have kids on
a subway, or.

Speaker 1 (38:06):
Even just the other things of living somewhere, of like
buying groceries and hauling those home.

Speaker 2 (38:12):
Also the scene of her trying to take her baby
home in a cab.

Speaker 1 (38:15):
Oh yeah, I think about that too. Of like that
drive from the hospital home I forget. I think it's
it isn't knocked up whenever they go home from the
hospital and he's like driving five miles an hour because
he's like, no, I'm taking it easy. I think I
would give it what I find when recommending comedies, if
I go too high. People are gonna expect the most

hilarious movie ever, and this is a movie that I
laughed at. But just to manage expectations, I'll give it
a four point five out of five car seats because
I think it's one that probably isn't going to get
the attention it deserves. And I also feel that it's
one that when people are always wanting to see an
original movie, especially comedies. People have been saying there's no

good comedies anymore out there. You just have to look
for them. And they might not be in the same
formula that they were back in the two thousands when
we all thought, well, a certain type of joke was funny,
they have evolved, and I think this is a really
great step in the right direction of making comedies that
everybody can watch and enjoy and laugh at. And I

feel that even if it doesn't do so well in theaters,
once this movie goes to streaming, it's gonna crush.

Speaker 2 (39:25):
I already want to watch it again, and.

Speaker 1 (39:27):
That's a sign of a good movie. And it's also
a sign that seeing everybody else in the theater just
kind of makes it funnier too, because when you go
watch a movie and there are other people laughing. It
makes you want to laugh more. So I feel like
we also had the best experience of seeing it in
a crowded theater.

Speaker 2 (39:43):
And I will say, if anyone's listening to this podcast
and you find yourself wondering when we are going to
have children, not anytime soon, from watching that film, oh.

Speaker 1 (39:53):
Yeah, that will plund the comments.

Speaker 2 (39:54):
Oh that did.

Speaker 4 (39:55):

Speaker 1 (39:56):
It shows you how hard it is, not just the pregnancy,
but even just having kids. Yeah, and finding them somebody
to take care of them, childcare, Oh my gosh, well
it yeah, that's a whole other thing in this movie.
I would love to spoil a scene, but you gotta
experience it.

Speaker 2 (40:11):
You do have to experience it. It's time to head
down to movie Mike trailor pau.

Speaker 1 (40:20):
Francis Ford Coppola's new movie could be the most bizarre
film of twenty twenty four. It's a movie he has
self financed for one hundred and twenty million dollars, and
there have been a lot of speculations about his onset
behavior while directing this movie, that he came up with

this idea back in the seventies. There's so many bizarre
things surrounding this movie that took forty years to come
to fruition, And it's a trailer that I watched with
an open mind, but afterwards found myself saying, hell is that?
And we're gonna break down exactly what this movie is about.
I'm just gonna have to go and read the play,
because even after taking in this trailer a few times,

it is so abstract that I still don't fully get
what this movie is going to be about, given that
this is a first teaser, and I actually enjoy when
a trailer doesn't give you the full story, it really
gives you the tone of what the movie is going
to be. And for as legendary as a director that
Francis Ford Coppola is, I mean, do I have to

mention his classics like The Godfather, Apocalypse, now The Conversation.
He is somebody that now can do whatever he wants,
and by self financing this film, this was him telling
all of the studios, you guys don't want this, all right,
I will do it myself. So I think that is
some of the reason why some stories have come out

about him that we'll get into, and why it is
polarizing on the ratings, so far, it's debut at the
cann Film Festival, and you have people wanting to give
it a seven minute standing ovation and you have people
booing at the same time. And at the time of
recording this, it's sitting at a thirty eight percent on
Rotten Tomatoes. So before I get into more about what

this movie is, why people are upset about it, and
why it could be that he's ruffling feathers in the
movie industry, here's just a little bit of Megalopolis coming
out later this year.

Speaker 2 (42:20):
When does an Empire die? Does it collapse in one
terrible moment? No? No, But there comes a time when
it's people no longer believe in it.

Speaker 4 (42:37):
Don't let them out, destroyed the forever.

Speaker 1 (42:43):
So let's get into some of the facts about this film.
Like I mentioned earlier, it costs one hundred and twenty
million dollars to make, all financed by Francis Ford Coppola.
So what he did back in two thousand and eight
is he got a loan for twenty million dollars to
make his own winery. And it was the winery that
he had this new idea that he wanted to incorporate

where it also has things available for kids, so parents,
grandparents come and they're able to spend the whole day
there because there are also activities for the kids to do.
And now he says that everybody has emulated what he
did back in two thousand and eight. And here is
him talking about starting that vineyard, and also if he
regrets selling it in order to finance this film, I

don't care.

Speaker 5 (43:26):
I never cared about you know. One of the reasons
why I had the line of credit that I did
to be able to do this is because in two
thousand and eight I borrowed in those days, twenty million
dollars to take a winery and build a winery that
children could do something when their parents were drinking the wine.
And so I just took the money from that that

I wouldn't have had at i'd not taken the risk,
and I put the risk in the movie. So I
have no problems with the financial The money doesn't matter.
What's important our friends, because a friend will never let
you down. Money made evaporate.

Speaker 1 (44:03):
So this movie is being put out by his production
company that he founded with George Lucas. There is no
major studio attached to it. There's not even an official
release date yet. At the end of the trailer, it
says coming to theaters in twenty twenty four, but as
of now, there isn't a full on American release date.
According to Deadline, Coppola has secured some Imax theaters to

show this movie in about twenty cities in late September,
but that's not an official date yet. So it's one
that not only do I not exactly understand what the
movie is about, but also when is it going to
come out in theaters is also up in question. But
here is the overall premise for Megalopolipse. An accident destroys
a decaying metropolis called New Rome. Caesar Catalina, an idealist

architect with the power to control time, aims to rebuild
it as a sustainable utopia, while his opposition, corrupt Mayor
Franklin Cicero, remains committed to a regrets status quo. Torn
between them is Franklin's daughter Julia, who is tired of
the influence she inherited, so she searches for her live's meeting.
So I would say this is still a pretty abstract premise.

So whenever, for me, a director has a passion project,
something they've been working on forever, that even though nobody
else sees their vision, are still going to commit to
putting this movie out and having it see the light
of day. That excites me. But right now, as a
movie fan, as a movie reviewer, I can't exactly cash
in on the fact that this movie is going to
be great. And sometimes with these very historic directors that

have been around for a long time and that their
body of work speaks for itself, I find myself being
able to cash in on whatever they're going to put
out next. I'm putting this in the category of the Tarantinos,
the Christopher Nolan's. I've put new directors in this category
like Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig. But right now there
are some red flags around this movie, given the fact

that it does have a pretty big ensemble cast. And
in the last year I've been burned by movies that
boast a big ensemble cast. I'm talking movies like Babylon
and movies like Amsterdam, which both had that big poster
with every single actor listed on the front, and both,
in my opinion, were terrible movies, both of which I
walk out of, And this one just so happens to

have a one word title based on a city, and
looking at this cast, it looks pretty unique. You have
Adam Driver as Caesar Catalina. You have Aubrey Plaza in there.
Shia Abuff is the actor in this movie that I'm
most curious to see because I haven't been the biggest
fan of his last couple movies, and for a brief

period there in the late twenty tens, he was my
go to actor. I know he went through a lot
of things personally, I feel like he's had a big
shift in his career in the last five years, so
I don't know if this is going to be his
big I'm Back movie, but it is nice to see
him in a movie of this caliber. I just hope

it doesn't turn out to be a bomb and put
his career on a downward trajectory. And going back to
the lead in this movie, Adam Driver, he is very
hit or missed for me now, even though I think
he is a great actor at his core, just sometimes
when it comes to the projects that he picks, I
don't have my full confidence in him to say anything

Adam Driver is in is going to be great. You
also have John Voight, Jason Schwartzman, Laurence Fishburne, who you
heard there in the trailer, Dustin Hoffman, and really the
list goes on and on of big A and B
list names in this movie. You would think that this
movie would be a critics darling, that people would just
be eating up to give great reviews, but it's really not.
People are torn on it. When it debuted, there was

a seven minute standing ovation, which at the can Film Festival.
I feel like any movie could get an ovation.

Speaker 4 (47:49):
That is just what you do.

Speaker 1 (47:50):
Because the director is there, the cast is there. You're
going to react to that movie in a different way
than if you watched it just at a normal theater
without any influence around. So I always feel like that
audience is a little biased. If I was there, I
would do the same. So I take that with a
grain of salt. But the fact that it was also
met with booze is really interesting to me because that

has to mean that this is going to be a
movie you're either going to love or hate, and to
be able to bullet something knowing that these people are
in the room is really bold. So I think that
is my first red flag. But also the fact there
have been some really weird stories come out very early
on with the debut of this film. One about Francis

Ford Coppola sitting in his trailer for hours and delaying
production because he was sitting around smoking weed, which that
really hasn't been confirmed. It was really more of an allegation.
And the only reason I find that hard to believe
is because for somebody to put up one hundred and
twenty million dollars of their own money to waste it

by sitting in their trailer and smoking weed, that feels
a little bit weird to me. Whenever you put up
your own money for anything that was normally funded, you're
going to have a different opinion on that. You're gonna
make sure everything is running in tip top shape, unless
he really didn't care, or unless that is just his
process of how he directs the movie. The other weird

story that came out was he allegedly tried to kiss
some of the topless female extras on the set to
get them in the mood. And this was another allegation
that was denied by the film's executive producer, Darren Dimitri,
who said he was never aware of any complaints harassment
or ill behavior during the course of this project. So
it seems like maybe these stories are being planted to

paint this movie in a bad light, and you think,
why exactly would that be? Why would people want to
see this movie fail? And I did some research and
there's an account on Twitter or x I follow called
cinema Tweets, and they had this big, long dissertation why
they think that it's getting review bombed right now? And
their theory is, which I could kind of get behind,

is that maybe some of the shakers and movers in
Hollywood are worried that if this movie does well, it
is going to change the way things happen in their industry.
Because if Francis Ford Coppola is able to self finance
a movie and then reach a level of success without
a studio backing it, without the traditional forms of distribution,

that could really change the way that other directors approach
their movies. So you have other big directors like del Nivilneuve, Tarantino,
Christopher Nolan, why wouldn't they do the same and take
this path now with all their success and being able
to put up their own money, but also probably raise
money themselves and have full creative control, which That is

what it comes down to. If you put up your
own money, you don't have anybody telling you what to do.
You don't have studio heads giving you notes on what
to take out, what to put in. It needs more
of this. The trailer needs to look this way. You
are able to use your voice and your creative vision
to make your movie exactly what you want it to be.

And I think that sounds great to an artist trying
to make their film. And I don't really want to
get on the side of the studio execs and the
quote unquote man in the situation, but I do think
there needs to be a little bit of checks and
balances when it comes down to the creative process. But
what I like directors to have more creative control. Yes,

I think that would actually lead to a lot less bombs,
because I think a lot of those notes that studio
execs give end up biting them in the butt and
end up making the things that we hate about movies.
Sometimes they can restrict on a director wanting to go
all in because the studio head is probably thinking, well,
we need to think about the sequel, we need to

think about making this into a brand. So I think
maybe some people are worried. If this movie has success
without a studio attached to it, then it's going to
be big news moving along in the movie industry. But
I also love the fact that this movie is not
attached to a franchise. It's not a remake, it's not
a sequel, it's not a prequel, it's not based on anything.

It is just a unique, standalone movie playing by its
own rules. So even if I don't entirely love it
by the time it comes out in theaters and I
see it, I still stand by the decision to make
something you've been working on for forty years. So again,
Megalopolis is coming out sometime later this year, maybe in September.

Head that for us this week's edition of movie by
Framer Bar and that is going to do it for
another episode here of the podcast. But before I go,
I gotta give my listeners shout out of the week.
You can always do this by hitting me up on
social media. You can find all the links in the
episode notes. And this week I'm going over to the
review section on Apple Podcasts, so if you are subscribed there,

you can scroll down, leave it five stars, write a
quick little review because it helps me compete in the
movie review podcast category, and this five star review comes
to us from Stephie twenty four, who wrote new to
the podcast. I watched the Bobby Bone Show, so I
know Mike from it. Really enjoyed the show. Mike is
so passionate about movies, and I love the laugh. We'll

keep listening. So appreciate that, Stephie. That has a reference
to something I talked about recently. One of the first
one star reviews, maybe the only one star review I
ever got for the podcast, is because somebody hated the
fact that I laughed while talking about things. And after
talking about that, a lot of people have come back
and given me the feedback that they actually enjoy that,
including you here, Stephie twenty four. So I appreciate that.

I'm not doing it on purpose, just sometimes when I
sit here doing this podcast, it just comes out. Also,
later this week on Wednesday, I'll have a bonus episode
up with the director and star of the first Omen
Mail Tiger Free, who plays Margaret, who is the lead
in that movie, and director Akashia Stevenson. We're gonna be
talking about the behind the scenes how that movie was made,
and I'll give you my full thoughts on the first

oh in and how it gets into the women franchise,
so be on the lookout for that episode on Wednesday.
Thank you for listening, thank you for being subscribed, and
until next week, go out and watch good movies and
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