Speaker 1 00:00:07 Hello and welcome back. This is once again, the deputy of movie, deputy.com, breaking teeth, upcoming movies that are going to be opening up this week. I am so sorry that our last movie recap ended up being as short as it was. I had not had a chance to really see a whole lot of movies, but I am more than making up for that this week, because there are going to be a lot of titles that we're going to be seeing in the we're going to be talking about next Tuesday. You definitely won't want to miss that episode for sure. But today we're actually going to be talking about 20 movies. Yes. We're going to be talking about another 20. We've got one that just opened up on the seventh one on the ninth and all the rest of them are on the 10th. No, on the 10th, there are going to be three of those movies.
Speaker 1 00:00:53 They are going to be ones that we have talked about before. So I'm just gonna kind of touch on those a little bit and just mentioned the other platforms that they're going to be available on throughout this show. I'm also going to be answering some questions that I've been getting. So let's jump right into it. Um, December 7th, we have the scrapper. This one was formerly called the orchard though. I'm not sure why it is a story about a metal scrapper who works to kind of smuggle people illegally across the border and earned some money by doing that. When he decides that he is kind of done with what he's been doing and wants to get out the person that runs the whole operation, won't let him out. And so it kind of gets a really dicey, it looks violent and a bit intense, obviously the whole thing with illegal immigration.
Speaker 1 00:01:39 I mean, that's just a whole other path to go down, but how this approaches that we'll have to wait and see, it doesn't really give away too much in the trainer as to which way it leaned. But I'm kind of guessing since it's Hollywood, you know how that all plays out. But as soon as I know more, I will let you know, I'm December 9th, we have a story called so late. So soon. It's about an artist named Jacqueline Sidon, who is truly an artist beyond the norm. She sees art and beauty in disintegration and things as they fall apart, she that's when she wants to pick them up and make them into incredible pieces of art that are inspiring. That just leave you. AUSTRAC the story is about so much more than that though. It's about time and independence. It's intimate. And it's harsh. I'm about to explain why here in a second, but Jacqueline and I'm guessing it's her husband.
Speaker 1 00:02:34 That's in the trailer with her as well. They're both getting older. And as they reach this point where they could be facing, losing their independence, it's that much more poignant to see beauty in the things that are falling apart because they themselves, as we get older, we kind of fall apart a little bit. There's really nothing we can do about that. It really kind of faces the whole struggles with time and just finding what really matters. And sometimes the unlikeliest of places I have really hoped. This is as good as the trailer makes it out to be, but we'll just have to wait and see. Now, as we get into the movies that are opening on December 10, we are going to see quite a variety of movies. Now, thankfully this week, they aren't going to mainly follow one direction like they were last week, thankfully, but this time the movies really are all over the place.
Speaker 1 00:03:27 Really reaching interests of all levels in national champions. It is a story about football, which I'm sure a lot of my listeners will be happy about as there are a lot of football fans, but this story is more about the plays that go on behind the scenes. It's not about what's happening on the field, but what's happening long before the players ever get near the field. Now I'm not just talking about locker room talk. I'm talking about the real cost of the game. College athletes are seen merely as college athletes, whereas they should be more recognized as paid employees because being recognized only as college athletes, these guys have no health insurance. It's going to cover them when they stopped playing these injuries, what's happening to them. That's going to impact them for the rest of their lives. I'm actually going to pause and refer to the movie concussion.
Speaker 1 00:04:22 As that movie addresses a lot of the long-term injuries that a lot of these players suffer. National champions is more about how the players are finding their voices and learning, learning how to fight for what they truly deserve. College football as a multimillion, if not billion dollar industry, honestly, I don't follow football a lot, but I do follow it enough to know there's a lot of money involved and there's a lot of people getting rich off of, off of the backs of these players, literally, or even should say off the bodies of these players. Fans enjoy watching the competition playing out on the field, but at what cost, if you are a football fan, this is one that you won't want to miss. Even if you weren't a football fan, it looks like there's some really important messages here being the Ricardo's is coming out on prime on the 10th.
Speaker 1 00:05:15 Obviously it is about the Ricardo's and for the generation, not old enough to remember that it is the story of Lucille ball, who was the star of, I love Lucy and her husband Desi Arnaz. There were not just an onscreen couple. They were much, they were much more than that. But this movie focuses on a lot of the rumors that floated around Lucille ball. You see our government thought she was a red. In other words, a communist. And honestly, I don't know if she was, or if she wasn't, she was entertaining on screen and like many other people that's really all I focused on, but this is truly her life behind the show in her own. She said, I care about what works I care about. What's funny. And I care about you, but this really delves deep into what her life was like when the cameras were off and what the pressures that were on her.
Speaker 1 00:06:10 And I'm sure it wasn't just her. It was her entire family as well. So it might be interesting to see how this plays out. Like I said, even if you're too young to remember the show, it's a classic that you might want to check out, but this is going to truly be an insight into, beyond the funny. Now our next movie is going to be one that a lot of people have been looking forward to for a long time. West side story is finally coming to the big screen. Like it never has before. This is a love story. That truly is down battle lines. It's questioning whether you should be true to your heart or whether you should be true to yourself. True to the family, faces our most primal struggles and brings it to the silver screen. Now west side story got its start on the silver screen, but not like this.
Speaker 1 00:07:00 If you're familiar with the story, you know how it plays out, but what Spielberg has done with it is truly something remarkable. I'm just hoping the movie can actually live up to what the trailers have promised us. This next movie called don't look up is a Netflix movie. And this one honestly looks so bad that it's good. At least that's what I'm hoping for in the trailer. There's a planet killer comic coming toward the earth. The government doesn't want to let anybody know because they don't want people to panic. These two journalists decide to break the news and in doing so, it just creates a snowball effect of chaos and comedy that just plays out in such an absurd way. That it's entertaining. At least that's what I got from the trailer. This is a huge all-star cast that is involved with this and how they play off each other.
Speaker 1 00:07:53 And this all bounces back and forth as this killer comet is coming to wipe out humanity with an extinction level event should be interesting. Like I said, this one truly looks so bad that it's good. I'm hoping so red rocket gets a bit more serious. This guy is just released from prison after 17 years. And he's trying to find a job and trying to find where he fits back into society. There's a lot of strong language. He finds his wife that he's still married to. They've been apart for 17 years and that is the entire relationship is a gasoline and matches just explosion waiting to happen. But where he finds his relationship is a little bit questionable for some, it's almost like a Lalita type situation, which is very troubling to see Hollywood again, going in that direction. But along the way, he's truly trying to find where he fits in.
Speaker 1 00:08:53 I mean, he was used to what life was like for 17 years in confinement. Now that he's out and about, it's a whole different world. And it's just going to be interesting to see how this plays out. Now, I'm going to diverge a little bit from our upcoming movies and tackle some of my most common questions that I receive. The number one question that I get asked is what is my favorite movie of all time? And that one for me is a no-brainer. It is the original 1984 Ghostbusters. It's goofy, it's silly, it's memorable. It's all those things. But that's a question that I love because it kind of shows my personality too. One of my other common questions is how are, why did I start moving up? But one thing I always loved movies. And so to me, that was just a natural thing to do when I wanted to do something a bit different, but I was actually in a really horrible accident in 2013 that I honestly, according to my doctors should not have survived, but here I am, I, um, left with some difficulties and some of the things that I do, but one of the things that still works about as well as it did before the accident, as I'm a little bit quirky anyways, is my brain.
Speaker 1 00:10:15 And so I took my love of movies and my abilities that I'm still able to do. And I basically created movie deputy. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to set myself apart because I was so tired of going to these other movie review sites and reading the reviews. And then by the time I was done reading it, I just didn't really even want to go see the movie anymore because they gave away the entire story. So on movie, deputy, I set myself apart by all of the reviews being in 300 words or less, and yes, every single review on movie, deputy is in 300 words or less, but also also to bring to you the movie reviews with absolutely no spoilers, because believe it or not, I hate spoilers. And even in talking to you here, I have to catch myself a little bit sometimes because I don't want to give something away.
Speaker 1 00:11:07 That's going to completely change whether or not you want to see a movie that isn't, unless it's something really horrible and I'm trying to save you from it. That's an entirely different level right there. But yeah, that is why I started movie deputy. And kind of along with that is how did I come up with the name? And this is actually really silly. I knew I wanted it to be movie something, cinema, something, film something, something along those lines. And so my husband and I sat down in front of the computer and went to a random word generator. And we just started saying, these are the terms, movies, cinema film in front of these random words. And when we got to the word deputy and I said, movie, deputy, there was just something about that that just stopped movie. Deputy was born. I filed it all the paperwork and the trademarks and the copyrights and kind of all of that stuff it took to get going.
Speaker 1 00:12:03 And then I actually designed the very first version of the website. Now that may be a little misleading because I have actually been involved in designing every stage that movie deputy has gone through. It's been my vision, but after the first vision, I have had professionals to help me with that part of it. Because my very first version, if you're curious, you can Google the way back machine and look up movie, deputy.com. And if you're curious, what it has looked like through the years and the different designs and things like that, that we've had feel free to check it out. We've grown a lot. When deputy went live on April 14th, 2014, we had 25 reviews on the page at that time. And right now we are sitting at just shy of 1,750. So we have come a long ways since the beginning, but I am really proud to say that we may be based here in the heart of America and in the Midwest, but we are truly a global company as we have regular website traffic from all but two countries in the entire world.
Speaker 1 00:13:17 So not bad for something that started as kind of an idea by ultimate goal is I want to be, I want movie deputy to roll as easily off of people's tongues as, um, a rotten fruit that we know of. I won't even give them the dignity of mentioning their name, but you know exactly who I'm talking about. Another thing that I love that I do is I love that I can bring movie reviews from a conservative perspective. A lot of the reviews on movie deputy, I really try to stay neutral. Now you may think I'm contradicting myself a little bit there, but movie deputies should not tell you what to think about a movie. Now, me as the deputy of Moby deputy.com, that's a little bit different, and that's why I started this podcast so that I could really tell you what I really think about the movies now I'm, I'm behind and actually writing up a lot of my reviews on deputy.
Speaker 1 00:14:19 So a lot of my movies actually say our review is coming soon. Like I said, I am really far behind deputy that we, we, we don't have too many of us here with movie deputy, and we are definitely doing our best to try to get some of those filled in. But if you ever have any questions or concerns or anything, feel free to drop us a line at the contact us on movie, deputy.com or [email protected]
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Speaker 1 00:15:24 Honestly, I have no idea. Not that a water Buffalo is a farm animal. Just trying to guess, based on what the drawings of these creatures are. As the young one decides to go out, seeking some adventure, he finds something and he comes back and he's like, dad, dad, I want to show you this. So he takes his dad to this area and together, they truly learned that they have to seek their past in order to be able to dream of a future because they find creatures like them, except they're not like them. And there's so much more that they are capable of. And that are a whole world of possibilities opened up that they never even knew existed daring to dream something worth fighting for using that courage and adventure. And I've just based on the trailer. I'm really looking forward to this one. So if it even lived up to half of what it was in the trailer, we're all going to be pleasantly surprised.
Speaker 1 00:16:20 Now, remember I said, this, these movies that are going to truly be all over the place, our next movie is called Agnes. It is if you were to combine the nun and the Exorcist, you might get what Agnes is, is a about a nun that undergoes a true test of faith by literally being possessed. Not that that's funny in any way, shape or form, but the trailer looked so bad, not in a so bad. It's good. Just as like, but more just like, Ugh, I think even sounds like it's going to be a compliment for this one. The nun was pretty bad. The Exorcist, one of the best horror movies of all time, how do you combine the two and ended up with this guests? We're going to find out again, like I said, the stories are just, flip-flopping from one types of movies to the other.
Speaker 1 00:17:14 Our next movie is off the rails. It is a bunch of women who are really close friends who are in search of something they're approaching that time period of their life. And they're trying to find themselves, they are going to see the cathedral lights. It's an annual festival or celebration of some sort where these lights are lit up, but it's only once a year. And these women just want to focus on the joys in life. But what really ends up happening is, as it kind of goes down this comedy romance, Lou, with a little bit of drama mixed in, and again, I'm gathering all this from the trailer. This probably doesn't look like it quite derails as the title would imply. But, but I do think these women are going to find a lot more than they think they're looking for. Our next movie is one of the many reasons why I love being a movie critic is this is a type of movie that the normal everyday public probably would never hear about.
Speaker 1 00:18:13 But because I do what I do, I get to find out about stories like these and bring them to you. This movie is called to what remains. It is a bout a project called project recover and world war two all gave some but truly some gave all. And there are still over 80,000 of our soldiers that are still missing in action. Project recover is doing their best to bring all of these lost heroes home. As they dive for answers, they want to bring closure to these families because when you have a loved one who has Mia, that there's a hole in your heart that just never completely heals. And that hole, isn't just the generation effected that that whole impacts future generations just as much. And so the, these families need closure and project recover is doing the impossible by trying to at least give what they can back to these families.
Speaker 1 00:19:10 It may not be what you might expect, but to be able to give closure to some of these families and not just to these families, but to bring these heroes home and to give them closure, to bring them back to the American soil that they've fought and died to protect. I'm just, I'm getting goosebumps. Just thinking about this movie. When I was watching this trailer, it was tearing up. It just, there was so much to this. And again, like I said, if I didn't do what I do, I would never have found this. And this is one I literally had to stop and grab my husband and say, Hey, you've got to come watch this just even the trailer. And now it's like, I cannot wait to be able to watch the whole feature length film and do the review on it. And not just to bring this to you, but so that I can help bring more awareness to project recover and to their cause for this, the website for this is to what remains.org.
Speaker 1 00:20:05 Like I said, this is just one of those stories that is going to, it's going to reach through the years and touch so many different generations and it's going to continue to keep doing so for years to come prejudice recover is such a Valiant effort. And these guys are heroes in their own, right? Doing this, giving voices to the voiceless at this point, as these soldiers may be gone, but they are never forgotten. If you have any family that's in the military, if you've ever had any family that was in the military, if you are a proud American citizen, if you are grateful for the freedoms and the rights that these men have fought and died to protect isle and women and women, but there it's just something powerful here. I just, I am so excited that I can share this. Our next movie still is on the subject of war, but from a different perspective, this movie is titled France.
Speaker 1 00:21:02 It is subtitled, and it is about a war correspondent who is chasing ratings and fame in doing so. She learns the true cost of the story that she's trying to tell, just purely off of the trailer. It looks like it doesn't delve quite as deep into this story as it should, but I could very well be wrong on that because the trailers don't always give us a full picture of the whole story. This one also looks interesting. The next movie looks like it is supposed to be for kids, but just maybe not quite the movie is called even mice belong in heaven. It is a stop motion, animated story, about a mouse and a Fox. And something happens between them and the mass ends up in mouse, heaven, but heaven. Isn't what they imagined it to be. They thought it was going to be, everything was happy.
Speaker 1 00:21:52 Everybody was happy. And it was just wonderful. And this mouse, heaven, it's still very much the whole predator prey situation. So it's not playing out to hold this whole peaceful heaven of like what they thought it would play out. Those with strong religious convictions, I'm almost certain would be offended by this type of story. Even those who aren't strong in their convictions on that might not want to see something quite like this, how it ends up playing out as they're already in heaven. I mean, how can you get a happier ending than that regardless of your religious beliefs on that? Yeah, like I said, this one just doesn't quite get there. It was the end of the animation looks blocky. The story is just kind of a mess. So whether or not they can salvage, it remains to be seen. I have been surprised before, but this one doesn't look promising.
Speaker 1 00:22:50 Citizen Ash is a movie that we talked about that was opening up on December 3rd. This one is just going to be released in a little bit of a wider market on the 10th. This next movie called American refugee will probably be the most controversial one that we're going to be discussing. This one really is putting race against race in this stories. Civilization completely falls apart. And in this story, the saying of those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail, because here is one family that has prepared for this entire type of scenario, what we would typically call preppers. And then you have this other family who has not planned at all. Well, the one family attempts to be dependent on the other family, but in order to do so, they have to prove their worth. It's kind of a tense situation that at least it seems to really struggle to find his footing.
Speaker 1 00:23:44 The, that it is making this whole statement with one family, being a one color, the other family being of the other color. It almost feels like it's race baiting, and I'm hoping I'm wrong on that. But it just really, there was a lot of tension in the trailer and not just from the story, but from the implications and feel of the, what they were trying to tell. So it wasn't just how the, it wasn't just what they were telling. It was how they were telling it. So how this plays out could be interesting, but this is not one that I'm going to be rushing to check out the unforgivable that we spoke about that opened on November 24th. It is a Netflix movie and it looks like it's actually going to be available on Netflix. As of Friday. Another Netflix movie is an animated feature called back to the Outback.
Speaker 1 00:24:36 Australia's most dangerous animals are having to show their worth. As they struggle with life outside of captivity, it kind of feels like Madagascar, but with purely Australian animals, even in the trailer, there was a lot of inappropriate jokes. This one may not be as aimed towards kids as it first appears. It did look fun. It did look entertaining. I don't know what the actual rating of this is, but I hope it's PG. So if you do decide to let your kids watch this, I would suggest watching it with them. The first time through and counter is a movie that we had discussed that was opening up on December 3rd. This one is going to be available on prime video as a Friday. And once again, that wraps up our upcoming movies through the week of December 10th. You could definitely tell which ones I'm excited to see and which ones maybe not so much, but I do try to see a wide variety. And I hope that this has helped you to get to know me a little bit better as well as I hope that this information helps you to make up your mind about what any of these movies that you want to see for yourselves have a great day. And I'll talk to you soon.