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Joy Division
Transmission
From Anton Corbijn’s
Control

That’s what watching this film was doing to me…it was a beautiful love letter to Joy Division, and when the film ended…I went on a Joy Division frenzy for a few months.

Some movies have those magic scenes that give you chills. That speak to your soul. To your heart.
The scene below…pure magic I wanted to share with you.

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Film

Joy Division
Transmission
From Anton Corbijn’s
Control

That’s what watching this film was doing to me…it was a beautiful love letter to Joy Division, and when the film ended…I went on a Joy Division frenzy for a few months.

Some movies have those magic scenes that give you chills. That speak to your soul. To your heart.
The scene below…pure magic I wanted to share with you.

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TV

The Podcast • Chapter 25
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Review
&
Game Of Thrones Discussion

What up yo.

New month, new podcast Oldboy and I sat down in front of the microphones and hit record on my overpriced MacBook Pro to discuss Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, and to celebrate the cinematic achievement it is.

We then dive into Martin Scorsese’s new teaser trailer for The Irishman which dropped the previous day and teams Marty back up with Robert De Niro in a film that will be released in theaters and on Netflix come fall.

And finally to wrap it all up, I ask the question I probably should have been more careful to ask, “What did you think of the final season of Game Of Thrones”?

A great battle ensues.

I say the last season was rushed, with flashes of brilliance and laziness. I didn’t realize we were at war until I saw the look on Oldboy’s face change.

He didn’t agree with my assessment, he instead fought on behalf of D&D, hailing the series as a masterpiece…final season included.

This is a raw, uncut 120 minute podcast people…chapter 25 of The Chronicles Of Wes And Oldboy.

Enjoy!

Title song is “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do” by The Crystal Method and Filter (1997)

Songwriters: PATRICK RICHARD MICHAEL / JORDAN KENNETH DAVID / KIRKLAND SCOTT

Trip Like I Do lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., BMG Platinum Songs, BMG Gold Songs, Drug Money Music, Harder Faster Music, Happy Ditties From Paradise, Emi Music Publishing France, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO HARDER FASTER MUSIC, BMG PLATINUM SONGS OBO DRUG MONEY MUSIC, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC OBO HAPPY DITTIES FROM PARADISE, EMI VIRGIN MUSIC, INC. O/B/O HARDER FASTER MUSIC, EMI VIRGIN SONGS, INC. O/B/O DRUG MONEY MUSIC

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Music

Joy Division
Transmission
From Anton Corbijn’s
Control

That’s what watching this film was doing to me…it was a beautiful love letter to Joy Division, and when the film ended…I went on a Joy Division frenzy for a few months.

Some movies have those magic scenes that give you chills. That speak to your soul. To your heart.
The scene below…pure magic I wanted to share with you.

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Comedy

Happy Thanksgiving
Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Thinking of this holiday inevitably brings this 1987 John Q’s classic comedy/drama to mind for me. Especially the final scene which I find so incredibly heartwarming here’s a little trivia for you Martin’s wife is currently in the fourth season of Homeland

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Dumb And Dumber To
Why Jim, Why?

I guess Jim needed a new house…2015 will bring the world the sequel to the hugely successful “Dumb & Dumber”. Why you may ask…
I was wondering the same thing, but as Hal Holbrook said to Charlie Sheen in Oliver Stones “Wall Street”
“Bud, the main thing about money…it makes you do things you don’t want to do.”

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Podcasts

The Podcast • Chapter 25
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Review
&
Game Of Thrones Discussion

What up yo.

New month, new podcast Oldboy and I sat down in front of the microphones and hit record on my overpriced MacBook Pro to discuss Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, and to celebrate the cinematic achievement it is.

We then dive into Martin Scorsese’s new teaser trailer for The Irishman which dropped the previous day and teams Marty back up with Robert De Niro in a film that will be released in theaters and on Netflix come fall.

And finally to wrap it all up, I ask the question I probably should have been more careful to ask, “What did you think of the final season of Game Of Thrones”?

A great battle ensues.

I say the last season was rushed, with flashes of brilliance and laziness. I didn’t realize we were at war until I saw the look on Oldboy’s face change.

He didn’t agree with my assessment, he instead fought on behalf of D&D, hailing the series as a masterpiece…final season included.

This is a raw, uncut 120 minute podcast people…chapter 25 of The Chronicles Of Wes And Oldboy.

Enjoy!

Title song is “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do” by The Crystal Method and Filter (1997)

Songwriters: PATRICK RICHARD MICHAEL / JORDAN KENNETH DAVID / KIRKLAND SCOTT

Trip Like I Do lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., BMG Platinum Songs, BMG Gold Songs, Drug Money Music, Harder Faster Music, Happy Ditties From Paradise, Emi Music Publishing France, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO HARDER FASTER MUSIC, BMG PLATINUM SONGS OBO DRUG MONEY MUSIC, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC OBO HAPPY DITTIES FROM PARADISE, EMI VIRGIN MUSIC, INC. O/B/O HARDER FASTER MUSIC, EMI VIRGIN SONGS, INC. O/B/O DRUG MONEY MUSIC

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The Podcast • Chapter 24:
“And The Winner Is…
Gary Oldman”

Recorded on the night of the oscars in 2018, my friend Brother Sean and I celebrate Gary Oldman’s Oscar Win for his performance playing Sir Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour (2017)”…
And gush over his career.
Simply one of the finest actors to ever grace the silver screen.

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The Podcast • Chapter 23:
Oliver Stone’s
Natural Born Killers…A Love Story

The transformative alternative movement of the 1990’s wasn’t only auditory…it was visual.
Part of that landscape was Oliver Stone’s groundbreaking controversial visionary odyssey and assault on the senses …1994’s
Natural Born Killers.

“…The only thing that can kill the demon…Love.”

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The Podcast • Chapter 22:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Part 2 of 2

Here we delve into The Walking Dead ( we recorded this episode before the finale was aired) , Stranger Things Season Two & Halt And Catch Fire the final season.

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The Podcast • Chapter 21:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Part 1 of 2

Podcast 21 and 22 deal with Zack Snyder’s the Justice League… and tell the cut released theatrically of the film is not Snyder’s vision.

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Commentary

Joy Division
Transmission
From Anton Corbijn’s
Control

That’s what watching this film was doing to me…it was a beautiful love letter to Joy Division, and when the film ended…I went on a Joy Division frenzy for a few months.

Some movies have those magic scenes that give you chills. That speak to your soul. To your heart.
The scene below…pure magic I wanted to share with you.

Open Article...

The Podcast • Chapter 25
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Review
&
Game Of Thrones Discussion

What up yo.

New month, new podcast Oldboy and I sat down in front of the microphones and hit record on my overpriced MacBook Pro to discuss Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, and to celebrate the cinematic achievement it is.

We then dive into Martin Scorsese’s new teaser trailer for The Irishman which dropped the previous day and teams Marty back up with Robert De Niro in a film that will be released in theaters and on Netflix come fall.

And finally to wrap it all up, I ask the question I probably should have been more careful to ask, “What did you think of the final season of Game Of Thrones”?

A great battle ensues.

I say the last season was rushed, with flashes of brilliance and laziness. I didn’t realize we were at war until I saw the look on Oldboy’s face change.

He didn’t agree with my assessment, he instead fought on behalf of D&D, hailing the series as a masterpiece…final season included.

This is a raw, uncut 120 minute podcast people…chapter 25 of The Chronicles Of Wes And Oldboy.

Enjoy!

Title song is “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do” by The Crystal Method and Filter (1997)

Songwriters: PATRICK RICHARD MICHAEL / JORDAN KENNETH DAVID / KIRKLAND SCOTT

Trip Like I Do lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., BMG Platinum Songs, BMG Gold Songs, Drug Money Music, Harder Faster Music, Happy Ditties From Paradise, Emi Music Publishing France, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO HARDER FASTER MUSIC, BMG PLATINUM SONGS OBO DRUG MONEY MUSIC, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC OBO HAPPY DITTIES FROM PARADISE, EMI VIRGIN MUSIC, INC. O/B/O HARDER FASTER MUSIC, EMI VIRGIN SONGS, INC. O/B/O DRUG MONEY MUSIC

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Interviews

Interview:
Claudio Von Planta
By Bree Donavan

“If you want to get rich, don’t go into this line of work. Practice every day, like an instrument. Choose topics that will interest others. Gain experience working for charities. You’ll build your name and reputation.”

– Claudio Von Planta

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The Kate Tojeiro Interview
By Bree Donovan

Kate Tojeiro is a highly respected executive life coach, and she rides…

Instructed by our friend Billy “BikeTruck” Ward, she has met with and learned from some real movers and shakers. Kate Tojeiro acquired the alchemy of turning adversity into Art and graciously shares it with all in her current book: The Art of Possible

Interviewed by Bree Donavan, this was the right article at the exact right time for me personally, Kate is truly an inspiration.

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The Zachary Fall Interview
By Bree Donovan

Voices welcome writer Bree T Donovan to the asylum…something tells me she high-octane, gasoline drenched visual storytelling.


Bree brings us a one-on-one interview with actor Zachary Fall, of the television show Guilt


Get em Bree….and welcome aboard!

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Sports

The Podcast • Chapter 16:
Robert Redford In Barry Levinson’s 1984 Baseball Masterpiece
The Natural

The Podcast • Chapter 16:

Myself, Wes Candela and my brother Derek Candela tackle the 1984 Robert Redford baseball classic…Barry Levinson’s, The Natural.

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Memoriam

Bill Paxton
1955-2017
In Memoriam
A Tragic Loss, Gone Too Soon

Why do we have to lose these actors who have injected our lives with such joy and humor to fully appreciate them?

Bill Paxton passed away today, and like Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Prince…it’s too damn soon man. Just tragic.

Love to his family friends and loved ones.

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In Memoriam
Debbie Reynolds
&
Carrie Fisher
A Tragic Loss For The Family

Update: 12/28/2016: Debbie Reynolds, Carries mother, suffered a stroke and has also passed away.

Carrie Fisher personified the cinematic “Female Heroine” with her immortal portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise.

I don’t know that she ever openly recognized that she was the quintessential female hero to her millions of adoring fans around the world.
She seemed to feel the role was more of a curse then a privilege.

But young girls around the world recognized it.
Women, men, children around the world recognized it.
And the world of cinema recognized it, was altered forever by it…
And she will be immortalized because of it.

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Kurt Cobain
25 Years Gone
The Impact And Legacy

Kurt Cobain ascended the golden ladder, a ladder most will never glimpse.
He he climbed to the very top…and saw a curtain, behind which he always thought would be his salvation.
He reached over the ladder and peaked behind…
And for whatever reason…
After years of imaging the solace he might find….
Whatever Kurt saw back there…
He didn’t want to take another step after that…

He just wanted off the ladder by any means necessary.

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