Ridley Scott’s new movie is based on the true story of the kidnapping of the grandson of the richest man in the world, J. Paul Getty. Problem was, the kidnappers didn’t realize that Getty was such an unbelievable skinflint that not only would he pay no money to said grandson’s family (they lived in poverty) but he wouldn’t pay the ransom either. Minimally, he just sent a handler (Mark Wahlberg) to assist his desperate daughter-in-law (Michelle Williams) but sans any kind of a real budget. What happened as this story unplayed was kinda crazy. Almost as crazy as the last minute digital replacement they did for Getty, inserting Christopher Plummer. Which we never really noticed the seams of. Listen to Chris, George and Frank talk about that and the movie in general right here.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.