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Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases and offers suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings

Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases and offers suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!

    #345 - Jordan Peele: Us & Get Out - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #345 - Jordan Peele: Us & Get Out - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    Us & Them: The Horror of Jordan Peele
    On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I tear into the Horror genre on our way towards that most Terrifying of Holidays - Halloween. We start this series with a look at the films of Jordan Peele beginning backwards with Peele's 2019 Us and finish with his 2017 debut (one of the truly great debuts in cinema), Get Out. This week Mr. Chavez & I discuss race, race relations, racism, and the history of racism. There's a whole hell of a lot more to this episode, as we discuss the history of Horror, and the influences that have gone into creating these unique films from an imaginative and ground-breaking artist. There's a lot to digest here. We'd love for you to come on board with us. Many Thanks.
    Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com.

    • 2 hr 15 min
    #344 - Remembering Sonny Chiba - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #344 - Remembering Sonny Chiba - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    Yakuza, Soldier, Swordmaker, Mercenary, Bad Ass: The Legend of Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba (January 22, 1939 - August 19, 2021)
    On August 19th the world lost one of the great stars of action cinema with the passing of Shinichi Chiba, known throughout the world as Sonny Chiba. Rising to fame in 60's and early 70's Japanese Cinema, Chiba would play one of the great anti-heroes of the movies - Takuma Tsurugi (renamed Terry in the English dub) in 1974's The Streetfighter. A brutal, bloody, and brilliantly over-the-top Karate action film which rocketed Chiba to fame, The Streetfighter series is one of the most influential and compelling action stories ever made. This week we pay tribute to this great actor looking at The Streetfighter, Return of the Streetfighter, and The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (all three films released in 1974). Take a listen . . . it's a really fun talk.
    Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com - Many Thanks.
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #343 - The History of Rock 'N Roll Part VI: John Lennon & George Harrison - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #343 - The History of Rock 'N Roll Part VI: John Lennon & George Harrison - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    The History of Rock 'N Roll Part VI: The Dream is Over - John Lennon & George Harrison
    On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our discussion of The Beatles with a special focus on John Lennon & George Harrison. This week we look at the late career work of these exceptional artists; From hit recordings through political stances and spiritual explorations, both of these men made incredible contributions to the society  of the 1960's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. This week we take a look at these two artists as they are profiled in Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), Andrew Solt's Imagine (1988), David Leaf & John Scheinfeld's The U.S. Vs. John Lennon (2006), and Michael Epstein's John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky. Take a listen as we discuss their creative, culture-changing, and controversial lives.
    Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #342 - City of God - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #342 - City of God - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    Favella Masterpiece - Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund's City of God
    On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss a great film that deserves praise, 2002's City of God directed by Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund. There's not a whole lot that I can say in this post that isn't better realized in this new episode. Take a listen as we discuss the technical, acting, religious, cultural, linguistic, and artistic achievements of this incredible film. Take a listen . . . It's a fun and interesting episode.
    Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #341 - Val (A Documentary about Val Kilmer) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #341 - Val (A Documentary about Val Kilmer) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    Perhaps Best Known For . . . a Documentary about Val Kilmer
    On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I discuss Leo Scott & Ting Poo's Val (2021). We differ on our impressions of this new film, however this is an exciting and balanced episode. Take a listen as Ibrahim and I discuss the career of Val Kilmer; the triumphs, mistakes, and legend of Val Kilmer. We don't completely agree, but the conversation is a lot of fun. Take a listen as we discuss this new film now playing on Amazon.
    Thanks for the continued love and support. Questions, Compliments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Many Thanks.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #340 - Anthony Hopkins in The Father - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    #340 - Anthony Hopkins in The Father - WatchThis W/RickRamos

    The Branches, The Wind, & The Rain: Florian Zeller's The Father
    This week Ibrahim & I discuss a wonderful new film featuring an exceptional performance from the iconic Welsh actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Florian Zeller's The Father. Please make time to watch this beautifully told, intricately paced and structured story centering on the slow mental deterioration of a man (Hopkins) brought on by advancing age. At 84 Hopkins continues to surprise, touch, and endear himself to audiences. The Father is a truly magnificent, late-career performance with wonderful supporting performances from Oscar winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite 2018), Olivia Williams, Mark Gatiss, Rufus Sewell and Imogen Poots. This is a painful film to watch, however it is also touching and - finally - affirming. Please give it a chance.
    Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Thank you for your continued support.
    * Please note: This is a film best experience with as little information as possible. We recommend that you watch the film before listening to this podcast as we give away many plot details in our discussion and critique of the film*
     
     

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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79 Ratings

79 Ratings

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Rick, I appreciate your take on the political landscape and I agree. Thanks for being so honest.

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A good balance

Both Rick and Ibrahim do well balancing each other out. Rick brings a sarcastic cynicism that is clearly bolstered by his comedic background while Ibrahim chimes in with his well-read and articulate perspectives. I hope these two keep this thing going for as long as they can. This is Siskel and Ebert for the real world.

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