Why People Are Freaking Out About Margot Robbie, #BloombergIsRacist Audio, Roger Stone, & More!

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  • Philip DeFranco
    Philip DeFranco  10 days ago +974

    Happy Tuesday ya Beautiful Bastards!
    Timecodes: #BroomChallenge (00:17), Birds of Prey (2:53), TIA (5:47), Stone (7:11), Coronavirus (8:22), Bloomberg (11:52)

    • jokerlaughs first
      jokerlaughs first 3 days ago

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    • NomadicCleric
      NomadicCleric 7 days ago +1

      Didn't see birds of prey because sexy HQ was the single redeeming quality of suicide squad and they took that one good thing and turned it into a feminist agenda. What's left? Might have been fine if they started with this, but in context hell no.

    • We All Laugh Down Here
      We All Laugh Down Here 8 days ago +1

      Not even gonna lie, Harley Quinn being marketted as a little more sexy/fan service film would have had me drooling all over it. I know the story is gonna be #girlpower, I know its gonna contain lame sexist male villians who, I know Harley Quin is gonna grow and evolve as a bad guy/girl who isn't evil or a villian. I know that. But I also know the story is gonna be small fish and non-canon in the larger DCU. So give me a reason to watch it. Let me see Margo in some tight little shorts scissor kicking dudes in the face. Make it FUN for me.
      Or not. I think its still a good film. Just not marketed towards my tastes and that's okay.

    • Mariko True
      Mariko True 9 days ago

      I figured the primary reason for the Birds of Prey name change was due to alphabetical searches (especially critical with physical media, streaming and VOD where even short attention spans are truncated). As for "underperforming", I could have told the studio that prediction when the project was in development. Full disclosure my expertise/degree is in elementary education. Harley Quinn is popular but not on a Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman level. Is anyone REALLY shocked about Barr's decision concerning Roger Stone? This is not a shock in our state of reality. Heavens, China is testing a vaccine? Hmm, maybe they would like to "enlighten" certain parts of the U.S. ? Just in case we over-applaud China's medical advancement and intellect, the news of the death of Doctor Li from the virus he warned his government about before virus widely spread reminds us that China is well...still China.

    • Joedy White
      Joedy White 9 days ago

      Philip you gotta report on the natives in Canada roads being closed railways closed the mistreatment of aboriginals

  • Josh Shelton
    Josh Shelton 9 hours ago

    Birds of Prey is a spinoff of the Suicide Squad, which was a bad movie. I had no intention to go see a spinoff of an already bad movie. I'm really surprised Suicide Squad 2 is a thing but that has James Gunn so maybe.

  • Supposedly I am a philosopher

    Birds of pray was boring imho. Actor(s) does a very good job. Script sucked.

  • 4 4
    4 4 Day ago

    Michael Broomberg of Prey.

  • Emily Aliem
    Emily Aliem Day ago

    Jeez. I think the broom trend was harmless bit of misinformation but not a bad discussion to have... but people are incredible aren't they? As far as the harley quin movie, my plan is to see it. I'm a woman who loves super hero films, so it's gonna happen, but when it makes sense. People using "box office money" numbers as a determination of overall success is just ridiculous in the age of the internet. While I try a little harder to see marvel films in theaters, theaters are expensive. There's a bunch of stuff to watch. Just be patient enough and you can just stream it at home when it makes sense. People are trippin'. 😂

  • Francis Siberini Films

    I think its cause its tied to Suicide Squad. Or is it DC's structure is so fucked up. Anyway It's the same actress from the original suicide squad film playing the same character. And that film was woooooooah dog poop awful. So most people probably dont want to see any kind of continuation of that.

  • Elaine
    Elaine Day ago

    I think birds of prey failed because of the marketing. I’m not from the US and I didn’t even know if it was gonna be released in theaters here because it wasn’t being noticed enough

  • Tam Binder
    Tam Binder 2 days ago

    OMG THE BROOM BULLSHITS BACK AGAIN!? I remember that roaming around Facebook in like 2011!

  • Samantha Whybrow
    Samantha Whybrow 2 days ago

    I actually loved Birds of Prey! I left thinking "man I should really buy roller skates" lol

  • Crystal Henderson
    Crystal Henderson 2 days ago

    I personally haven't gone to the theater to watch any of the recent DC movies (I think the last one I saw was Batman v Superman). I really haven't been impressed and frankly figure I can wait until they are available on streaming media. So me not going to see Birds of Prey is 100% about DC's disappointing track record. I also didn't go see Joker, though I suspect that one is going to be a stand out and I do plan on watching it now that I've heard so much about it.

  • theinsfrijonds
    theinsfrijonds 3 days ago

    Oh phil. He said likelier to commit murder. @16:00 saying violent crime is disingenuous (literally exactly the correct word)

  • CN Noona
    CN Noona 3 days ago

    I chose not to see Birds of Prey frankly because I thought Suicide Squad was a trainwreck. I associated BoP with Suicide Squad, therefore I didn't go see it. Now I may since some friends have said it's a fine movie. Who knows. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • jokerlaughs first
    jokerlaughs first 3 days ago

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  • Shiloh Greeson
    Shiloh Greeson 3 days ago

    Because I hate how they portray Harley. They ruined her character. That’s why I refused to see this movie

  • At some point I had a name

    I didn't go watch Birds of Prey because Suicide Squad was one of the only two movies during which I walked away out of boredom.

  • nightfairytitania
    nightfairytitania 3 days ago

    I didn't go see Birds Of Prey cause I'm a huge nerd and I knew this would be Harley Quinn the Movie and not actually about the written Birds of Prey. I am actually getting tired of Harley. I want a movie about the other amazing DC heroines.

  • My YouTube Account For Writing Comments

    I never knew birds of prey was about Harley Quin. I thought it was about pterodactyls or something.

  • Liv Turner
    Liv Turner 3 days ago

    Honeatly I didn't see birds of prey because I couldn't really find a solid plot or general idea of what the movie was actually about from its ads. Whenever a comercial came on it gave me no information on what was going to happen in the movie. Plus the sudden emancipation from the joker was a little well sudden for me. I mean it was a toxic relationship but I didn't see any signs that she wanted to leave him in suicide squad so this was kind of unprecedented.

  • Stephen Brooks
    Stephen Brooks 3 days ago

    First story about brooms; LIKE THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE? Goes viral but is nonsense? If YOU did the ice bucket "challenge" then YOU didn't pay any money to further research. The whole point of dumping ice was that you DON'T pay for expensive research. That means YOU didn't contribute meaningfully; YOU pretended that dumping ice on people somehow helped disease victims. GREAT JOB BUDDY! GREAT JOB!

  • KlusterFuk
    KlusterFuk 3 days ago

    You can't say it's because it is a comic book movie with a female lead Wonder Woman is a comic book movie with a very strong female lead and the movie was actually rather good I personally seen it a few times and enjoyed it every time.

  • KlusterFuk
    KlusterFuk 3 days ago

    At least they're not eating Tide Pods anymore seems like they all still stupid enough to believe everything on the internet. Baby steps I guess.

  • Nancie Nordwick
    Nancie Nordwick 4 days ago

    Its not racism, its cultural bias. Some cultures are more law abiding than others.

  • Crab Jr
    Crab Jr 4 days ago

    Remember the movie World War Z? Initially the zombie virus was to have started in China, but the country threatened boycotting the movie unless the film changed the origin of the virus, well, now there is a virus in the country and they are cracking down on their doctors saying there is a virus, then the doctor who announced the virus ends up passing away from it.

  • Crab Jr
    Crab Jr 4 days ago

    Remember the movie World War Z? Initially the zombie virus was to have started in China, but the country threatened boycotting the movie unless the film changed the origin of the virus, well, now there is a virus in the country and they are cracking down on their doctors saying there is a virus, then the doctor who announced the virus ends up passing away from it.

  • Crab Jr
    Crab Jr 4 days ago

    Remember the movie World War Z? Initially the zombie virus was to have started in China, but the country threatened boycotting the movie unless the film changed the origin of the virus, well, now there is a virus in the country and they are cracking down on their doctors saying there is a virus, then the doctor who announced the virus ends up passing away from it.

  • Walter De wit
    Walter De wit 4 days ago

    Birth of prey flopped because its a shitty movie. Simple as that.

  • Rob Ayotte
    Rob Ayotte 5 days ago

    Birds of Prey was a lot of fun. saw it twice

  • Justin Stewart
    Justin Stewart 5 days ago +20

    Not sure why isn’t isnt named Harley quinn anyway the movie literally about her

  • Nikadee Mass
    Nikadee Mass 5 days ago

    I would prefer to see BoP over Joker.

  • MrMacGee
    MrMacGee 5 days ago

    It only got good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Everywhere else it is getting panned.

  • Oteris
    Oteris 5 days ago

    I did not see Birds of Pray because Suicide Squad was bad. BoP has the same feel to it from the trailers. they threw tons of money at the project in hopes it would launch a franchise. while doing little to none of the work to build a universe the viewers care about.

  • MrNategeo
    MrNategeo 5 days ago

    Literally listen to him @ 0.75x speed and he sounds normal. Holy Fuck....

  • Rebz
    Rebz 5 days ago

    Suicide Squad left a bitter taste in my mouth, so that’s why I’m waiting till Amazon to see it

  • ivy stover
    ivy stover 5 days ago

    I didnt see Birds of Prey because I somehow didnt know it was already out? Did I just miss it?

  • Elithrae
    Elithrae 5 days ago

    Quick answer on Birds of Prey: my partner & my little brother work weekends, that simple. We're going to see it on one of their days off this week, and we're super stoked for it.

    Longer answer: They're both dudes and I'm pretty sure they're somehow more excited for it than I am. So that whole "woke" argument is bullshit. DC's recent track record of just destroying their characters in movies is why we haven't one of the DC superhero movies in theaters (save for Aquaman when it went to the discount theater) in years, because they've just been so bad. The fact that we want to see Birds speaks volumes considering how little we've wanted to go near DC films in recent years (love their TV shows tho).

  • Reagan Walston
    Reagan Walston 6 days ago

    I normally see at least the big superhero movies, but I don’t use social media and didn’t know Birds of Prey was out. I didn’t see it advertised as much as normal. I will likely see it this weekend.

  • MentalPatient
    MentalPatient 6 days ago

    No see movie, no interest in action movies

  • Ashley Wethered
    Ashley Wethered 6 days ago

    Honestly I am a girl. I love all Marvel Movies. I am a HUGE super hero movie gal. Honestly I have no and probably won’t see Birds of Prey in theaters because the previews didn’t draw me in like other movies have... I was honestly super excited for the movie when I heard Harley had her own movie!! I love her as a character! But the preview didn’t excite me like it should have even with the fact that I was excited originally for the movie.

  • LittleHooty
    LittleHooty 6 days ago

    if you think bop is a flop you don't understand how the box office works

  • David Dean
    David Dean 6 days ago

    It’s a brush. Your editing is silly, bye.

  • redxpen
    redxpen 6 days ago

    Wait, this is a show? I remember seeing this guy like 14 years ago

  • DaPeopleEaters9
    DaPeopleEaters9 6 days ago

    bruh this broom thing is from like 2009, how do people not know about this???

  • MultiJdoyle
    MultiJdoyle 6 days ago

    Mike Bloomberg deserves to lose just because of the multitude of ads being spammed towards people.

  • Dana Webb
    Dana Webb 6 days ago

    I can't speak of others but I have not seen Birds of Prey. Don't plan on seeing it because of the marketing/media surrounding the film. Plus the film looks nothing like anything from the orginal BoP source material.

  • Monet
    Monet 6 days ago

    I almost didn’t see it for the same reason DC movies aren’t all that except for Shazam it’s awesome and since Harley Quinn annoyed me in suicide squad I was like nah but she toned down the over dramatic personality and it seemed more natural to her character you also see her psychiatry background in her character definitely better than I thought it would be

  • Siempre Mina
    Siempre Mina 6 days ago

    poor marketing for the movie. 😔

  • EvilM0nkeyRules
    EvilM0nkeyRules 6 days ago

    I wanna go see Birds of Prey. Im just busy and cant go until like Tuesday T.T

  • Jordan Wiley
    Jordan Wiley 6 days ago

    i saw that shit

  • elleminnowpee
    elleminnowpee 6 days ago

    I'm just not invested in learning about Harley Quinn's backstory.
    Joker was at least marketed as a sort of psychological deep dive, but this just looked like a bunch of angry women hanging out to hit stuff.

  • Jimmy Magoo
    Jimmy Magoo 6 days ago

    I rarely see ANY movie in the theater, unless a) it’s very highly rated and b) it’s an experience that can’t be had on a small screen. Birds of prey is neither. It’s not about anything else.

  • Chr0nos
    Chr0nos 6 days ago

    Your thumbnails are getting very click-baity.

  • Pet Shark
    Pet Shark 6 days ago

    Birds of Prey was SOOOOOOOO funny to me. It was breaking the 4th wall a few times. It was Action packed and super rated R. People need to give it a chance. It is a zillion times better than suicide squad. Margot did a great job producing this movie. Ewan McGregor as the villain was amazing too. He did a fine job! Definitely a good watch. I really enjoyed it.

  • Nic Lastname
    Nic Lastname 6 days ago +1

    Now, Bloomberg may be racist, and I'm no supporter of his, nor am I a supporter of stop and frisk. However, his statement in that clip isn't racist. He didn't say "minorities are bad and cause crime", he said "we put cops in high crime neighborhoods, which tend to be high-minority neighborhoods.". He's saying that it is a statistical consequence, not that he's targeting minorities. Again, I'm not saying anything about the accuracy of that statement because I don't know if that's true or not, but that statement itself is not racist. It's just like if you said you were going to fight money crimes harder and said "we're arresting a lot of white people because we're targeting high-income neighborhoods, which tend to have more money crime, which tend to be white-majority neighborhoods.". That wouldn't be a racist statement against white people, and it isn't saying "we're targeting white people".

  • Kevin O'Reilly
    Kevin O'Reilly 7 days ago

    I havent seen a scifi/superhero movie or gone to the theatre in 3 years for one very simple and unimaginably awful reason...'The Last Jedi' broke my soul and I have no interest whatsoever in the genre, nor will i for the rest of my life.

  • Charming nowhere to hide

    Phil's the type of guy to wake you up quietly in the middle of the night to tell you he's leaving.

  • radiohead4everrrrr
    radiohead4everrrrr 7 days ago

    15:54 oof

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide 7 days ago

      Why didn't it do well? DC movies tend to suck, so people don't watch them Her last movie was terrible Harley Quinn is popular with comic and Batman fans, most general

  • John Butrum
    John Butrum 7 days ago

    I really liked Birds of Prey. It had really good ups and just a tad cringe in a certain scene with the special effects, as well as some a little sub par script occasionally, specifically with the restaurant owner, but other than that I thought it was good as far as DC movies go. Margot honestly owns Harley Quinn, she does such a fantastic job. I had no problem with the feminism in the movie, compared to say "redoing the ghost busters with an all female cast just because its an all female cast," as some of the other comments mention the movie was very self aware and that really helped with the social commentary aspect. I do not know a lot about the extended DC universe and from other comments apparently this is an inaccurate telling as far as DC lore goes, and that's probably why people are hesitant to see it. As far as making Harley less sexy, I think that's a bit dramatic . Harley and the gang are still very attractive (not that it should be why you're going to see the movie in the first place?) and I think just makes it easier to focus on the fact that Margot is killing it as Harley Quinn.

    Id give it on a true scale close to a 7/10, good movie with some deadpool kinda vibes at times.

  • Mr Junior
    Mr Junior 7 days ago

    My reason for not wanting to watch BoP is cuz I wanted the suicide squad Harley (and her relationship with THAT joker). It seemed they totally tried to rewrite the character I fell for

  • 지훈
    지훈 7 days ago

    WHEN is the Jenna& Julien episode of A Convo With happening??

  • Viper3220
    Viper3220 7 days ago +1

    The trash that was suicide squad made more than birds of prey lol
    It's a comic book movie with unfaithful adaptations of the character. They didn't build up the characters or the lore. They just wanted to throw together a bunch of people with Margo Robbie. People saw right through it.