The Odd Couple Movie Review: 'Passengers' and 'Smokey and the Bandit'

You just can't get movie reviews like this anywhere but The Glenn Beck Program.

Friday on radio, Glenn, Pat and Jeffy launched into a discussion about Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, then went retro with Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.

"He's a fun guy. He seems like a really good guy. I like his movies," Pat said about Chris Pratt.

All three agreed that Jennifer Lawrence was equally likable, but there was some concern regarding her recent political musings.

"I don't like to hear her talk about politics, which she recently did. I tried to wipe it out of my mind, what she was talking about," Pat said.

Read below or listen to the full segment to learn what advice the guys had for Jennifer Lawrence:

 

 

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: The movies that are opening up this weekend. Did anybody see Passengers?

PAT: I saw it last weekend. I loved it.

JEFFY: Yeah, Pat saw it.

PAT: My family liked it, but I loved it. The technology in that thing is so cool, that I was just captivated by it. I mean, what's coming -- and I think they probably consulted somebody because it was sophisticated and cool enough that you think, "Wow, that -- that had to be from somebody, like a Ray Kurzweil's mind."

GLENN: Well, science fiction movies -- science fiction movies, the best ones are always from futurists. Like what's the technology that they have that's so cool?

PAT: Well, I don't want to spoil it for you.

JEFFY: It's been out.

PAT: They're obviously traveling for 120 years to a new planet.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And they're all asleep. There's 5,000 of them aboard this ship. Passengers on it. So when they wake up, they either got to have cool things to do, and they've got to have food. They've got to have life-preserving things that happen.

So it's an amazing -- it's an amazing --

JEFFY: And what could possibly go wrong?

PAT: What could possibly go wrong other than a meteor shower, you know?

GLENN: Oh, that's what happens?

PAT: Yeah, they get hit with a meteor shower.

GLENN: Now, you wouldn't tell me what the technology was, but then not telling me what the problem is --

JEFFY: I know.

GLENN: Halfway through, she's like, "I have something to tell you, what really happened," is a meteor shower.

JEFFY: You'd think they would have like the shields up or something.

PAT: It happens in the first two minutes of the movie!

GLENN: Well, thanks for wrecking the first two minutes. There's that 90 seconds where I have absolutely no idea what's going on.

PAT: You are welcome.

GLENN: My gosh.

JEFFY: So the big crash happens in two minutes. Then the rest of the show is just after that?

PAT: Just after that. It's like, what happens next?

JEFFY: Taping of the ship.

PAT: But, you know, he's fun to watch. She's obviously appealing. Fun to watch.

JEFFY: She's fun to watch.

PAT: I like him. I like Chris Pratt, right? He's great. I really like him.

GLENN: I think he's like a really good person too, isn't he?

PAT: It seems like it. Yeah.

And his deal was -- I thought he's a super big Christian, and he wasn't going to do any scenes -- any love scenes with another woman because he felt like it was sort of a violation of his marriage --

JEFFY: Yeah, I hate that.

PAT: But he does scenes in this movie with Jennifer Lawrence, and it may just be that it's Jennifer Lawrence. Yeah, I've got principles, but it's Jennifer Lawrence!

GLENN: Right. Yeah, there are things --

JEFFY: Thank you. You know what, Chris Pratt is a good guy.

GLENN: There are things. You're like, come on. I mean, you're like -- it's Jennifer Lawrence, honey.

PAT: I love my wife. Am I serious about my covenants and vows?

Yes. Yes.

PAT: But it's Jennifer Lawrence.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So I think that's what happened.

JEFFY: God will forgive.

GLENN: Jesus, Jennifer Lawrence wasn't alive when you were alive, okay? You didn't have that one.

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: I mean, if I wasn't supposed to pretend to make out with her, you wouldn't have created her to look like that.

(laughter)

Right?

JEFFY: Amen.

(laughter)

GLENN: He's really good.

PAT: He's great.

GLENN: I think he is --

PAT: He's a fun guy. He seems like a really good guy. I like his movies.

GLENN: And I like her too.

PAT: And, yes, you can't help but like her too.

GLENN: Well, no, yes, I could.

PAT: You can't.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Although I don't like to hear her talk about politics, which she recently did. I forget -- I tried to wipe it out of my mind, what she was talking about. But it's like -- it's so agonizing. It's like, please don't. Don't ruin you. Don't do it. Don't do it.

JEFFY: Come on, pumpkin.

PAT: Don't go the Sally Field route.

JEFFY: Please. Please don't do that.

GLENN: Sally Field was -- you remember she was -- oh, my gosh, I watched Smoky and the Bandit really --

PAT: Recently?

GLENN: Yeah, recently.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: I watched it with Raphe and the kids. Have you watched it?

PAT: Oh, man. Not for 30 years.

GLENN: Oh, I haven't watched it for 30 years either.

JEFFY: I love it.

GLENN: It's not as good, but Jackie Gleason is absolutely hysterical.

JEFFY: Great. Great.

PAT: Is he, or is it --

JEFFY: It's Jackie Gleason. You don't like him though.

PAT: No, I'm not a big fan.

JEFFY: Yeah, I know, Pat doesn't like --

GLENN: He was absolutely brilliant in this.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And at one point he looks at his son -- remember, his son is the one that's going to marry Sally Field.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he's the doofus in the car the whole time. And he asks -- towards the end he asks some stupid question. And Jackie Gleason looks at him and says, "When I get home, the first thing I'm going to do is punch your mama in the mouth."

PAT: Wow, you can't say that today.

GLENN: Oh, no --

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: There's a lot in there you could not say.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: Because, remember, he comes into a diner -- no, or he pulls up, and another sheriff says, "You're not -- you're not in Texas anymore. What are you doing in here?"

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he said, "I am a sheriff of the law." And he said, "So am I. Look at my badge." And he looked at him, and he's black.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he said, "Good God, what is this country coming to?" I mean, it was --

JEFFY: Wow.

GLENN: It was shocking.

JEFFY: Yeah, some of that really is.

GLENN: Shocking.

JEFFY: And the soundtrack of that movie is the Trans Am 4 Speed, where it's driving the automatic through the whole movie. It's great.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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