We Finally Have An Excuse To Re-Watch Willow | The Escapist Movie Podcast

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    This week on The Escapist movie Podcast, Darren Mooney and Jack Packard discuss a sliding scale of child appropriate topics. Disney Plus updates its content warning for its old and racist cartoons. The announcement of the new Willow series gives us an excuse to re-watch Willow. The new adaptations of The Witches fails to scare and overall falls flat.

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Jon the Jinn
Jon the Jinn

This was a lovely discussion, both informative and entertaining. I’ve been a fan of these since you started them, and I’ll definitely keep following you. However (not intending any slight to the pair of you), if you can find the budget to hire Bob back for just one thing, can you make it this? I missed the opinions and analysis he used to bring to the table.

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UnreasonableOpinions
UnreasonableOpinions

I don't think the whole 'The Witches' having an elaborate and utterly pointless DEEP LORE is because of some British versus American thing, but simply because thanks to the MCU making all the money in the world, every single film approved for funding above a certain level has to prove a degree of ongoing franchise potential or be cancelled outright. Unless you're a Nolan-tier guy who's made studios enough money to call in your chips and insist your movie gets made, or working at or below the sort of budget Blumhouse works at, no franchise potential means no funding.

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bad1080
bad1080

this first topic could be summed up by saying "copyright is fucked" (thanks in no small part to disney, oh the irony) because otherwise those movies would go into the public domain (after a to recoup cost and not almost a century) and could be enjoyed by everyone.

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saltygrasshopper
saltygrasshopper

Soooooo... you should be paid directly by the movie companies that you want to review and criticize?

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

Well, if you’re offering a review of Gone With the Wind, you’re eighty years too late. This isn’t a conversation about current releases, but historical ones. Whereas if you’re a movie studio looking to provide historical context for your own productions, you could probably do worse than hire people who understand the work and its historical context to explain that. This is not a new idea, to be clear. It’s the entire principle of putting talking heads on DVD documentaries of older films and television shows. (Arguably, this is just the streaming era version of that.) There’s a reason that Warners turned to a veteran of TCM to provide the intro for Gone With the Wind, because there’s already an infrastructure there of people who do this sort of thing.

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William Couper
William Couper

Did I miss a memo that changed it from a 'Chelsea smile'?

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Ross
Ross

Great video. Could listen to both of you talk about Movies all day long.

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

Thanks Ross. Glad you enjoyed!

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Simialogue
Simialogue

When Willow came out I was 20 and loved it unconditionally. Thing was, I had been a TTRPGer back when I was ~13 and watching a goofy D&D like movie was nostalgia gold.

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Calego
Calego

This was great. :) Good luck with the new channel everybody.

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

Glad you enjoyed!

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Geoffrey Winn
Geoffrey Winn

Cool video!

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David Harriss
David Harriss

Jon M. Chu named his daughter Willow. After the film. Getting to work on the sequel was probably one of those opportunities that he was willing to pay the studio for.

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

I did not know that!

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CybershamanX
CybershamanX

(26:44) "Wanna breeeeeeed???" ;)

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CybershamanX
CybershamanX

Willow is a guilty pleasure of mine. They so obviously set that universe up to be a series. Bavmorda was sucked into oblivion but...she had Cherlindrea's wand, man! ;) :P

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CybershamanX
CybershamanX

@Darren Mooney Thanks, buddy! :)

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

@CybershamanX I’m sorry to hear it’s rough. Hope you feel better.

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CybershamanX
CybershamanX

@Darren Mooney I don't think Lucas takes failure very well. :/ It's too bad. I mean. As derivative as it was, I really enjoyed THX-1138. Sometimes I think Lucas should take a few million dollars, only enough equipment and crew that will fit in a bus, and then go out somewhere and make a damn movie. Remember what it was like to have limits. I don't know. It's kind of sad that he just sort of retreated into his castle and got all bloated. Regardless of the cash (I mean, face it, he already had billions), I'm sure he's pretty sad he sold Star Wars to Disney. Whatever. Such is life. (Sorry. This was kind of stream of consciousness. Having a rough day. :/ )

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Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney

Oh yeah. Lucas had a trilogy planned, I believe. And I think he and Chris Claremont expanded the original film in a series of tie-in novels after the underwhelming (still profitable, but not enough!) box office.

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CybershamanX
CybershamanX

Wow. I was subscribed to this channel for ages. Then all of a sudden, out come the videos and, whoa! Isn't that the guy who's on RedLetterMedia sometimes? Ha! I just checked the Community section of this channel. Check it out. Kind of funny. "Tap tap". ;)

2 måneder siden
Zack West
Zack West

it's so odd to have such a tiny channel with these production values. not trying to mock or anything, but I think it's interesting. obviously it's because The Escapist is a website first and a YT channel second, and it was pretty dead outside of ZP for years. I do have to compliment how much better things are than OG Escapist was production-wise from what I've seen. audio quality (now that a certain malcontent has been yeeted out) and the visual editing don't have that lo-fi 2010's grating quality to them anymore, and everything is pretty much as visually strong as ZP has always been. it's a great way of building things up around the very clear touchstone show, and I hope to see a new face or so around with youknowwho gone. plus, with MovieBozo outta here (pOoR pEoPlE aReN't OpPrEsSeD uNdEr CaPiTaLiSm. what would Mario think?), I'll actually check this podcast out ✌️

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Damon Pollitt
Damon Pollitt

Was the childish name calling really necessary? I get that half the internet carries this ridiculous grudge against Bob Chipman (I'm not clear on why exactly, nor do I care since I take no interest in whiny internet drama) but the man was vastly knowledgeable about film and comics, and I for one found his videos and input to the site entertaining. I don't know what went down between Bob and The Escapist, but I for one am going to miss his input and the way some of the viewers are behaving in reaction to his leaving the site is obnoxious beyond the point of being anything funny. Even when he was here, it's not like you were being forced to watch his content or follow him on social media. I mean geez, it's like you guys never left middle school. That said, I still enjoy Jack and Darren and I'm glad that the non-gaming shows now have their own channel. Finally I can enjoy some Escapist content without having to listen to all that "I'm only here for Yahtzee" noise. Who knows? Maybe eventually this channel can expand to shows about other forms of media like TV or collectibles or animation or comics or sketches or riffs. A man can dream.

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Escapist Movies
Escapist Movies

We've got some very talented editors on staff! And yes, we'll be working on new shows with new voices soon.

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Gustavo Felisberto Valente
Gustavo Felisberto Valente

What happened to Bob?

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Sean Harriman
Sean Harriman

Damn thats a shame he always had really interesting and smart takes with really deep cut knowledge to add. But he wasnt the greatest in a live recording podcast setting. And yeah no new movies means every movie based yourube concept is struggling to keep new and fresh content coming.

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Michel De Bruyn
Michel De Bruyn

@Gustavo Felisberto Valente What else is there on Twitter?

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McNally
McNally

@Gustavo Felisberto Valente He blames the Trump administration for killing his segment of the economy. There are a lot of Trump bots that hate this. Bob's accent is fake, in real life he is an angry Bostonian so he takes swings at them. Some people cannot handle the disparity in "in video" and " did you know the guy who plays House is British? I feel tricked"

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Jason Pollitt
Jason Pollitt

The site opted not to renew his contract. I guess that with the pandemic delaying so many movies, The Escapist must have thought that it was more cost effective to let Bob go. Too bad, I liked what he brought to the podcast.

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Dan White
Dan White

don't believe the hype, he Mama Cassed

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