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.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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