Newspaper Movie

Newspaper Movie

-Now, throughout the years there have been many classic
award-winning movies set in newsrooms, specifically at newspapers,
and this year is no different. However there is one movie out
there about an intrepid group of reporters that really
stands out from the pack, and I think it could definitely
be a contender at this year’s Oscars. Let’s take a look. -This winter, from the people
who brought you “All the President’s Men,”
“The Post,” “Spotlight,” and the fifth season of
“The Wire” comes a movie about a brave team of journalists
risking it all to break the biggest news story
in history. -I think this goes
straight to the top. -“Newspaper Movie,” featuring men in bad ties and
short-sleeved collared shirts, gross styrofoam coffee cups, and a tense scene where
two people sit on a park bench staring straight ahead,
trying not to seem suspicious while they exchange
a manila folder even though that’s literally the
most suspicious way to do it. -Hey! What the hell are you two
cooking up? Is it in the folder? What’s in that folder? Come back here! -Hey, you, what’s in
that briefcase? -Yeah, you’re not off the hook. -Tell us what’s
in the briefcase! Is it more folders? -Featuring an early-morning shot
of a stack of newspapers wrapped in twine
being tossed out the back of a delivery truck, the copy editor who thinks that because this story could
bring down the president it’s important to get
the grammar right. -Um, it’s actually “whom.” -And taking place in a world
where everyone in the country seems to read
this specific newspaper. “The Los Angeles Times”
says “‘Newspaper Movie’ is a nonstop thrill ride if your idea of a thrill ride is
seeing middle-aged white people typing for two hours.” “The Hollywood Reporter” says,
“‘Newspaper Movie’ is a tour de force of people
talking about sources, anonymous sources, and the importance
of protecting sources. In fact, the word ‘sources’ is said over 6,500 times
in this movie.” “Variety” says,
“‘Newspaper Movie’ lays on all that journalistic
integrity stuff pretty thick.” -We have a constitutional right
to publish this story. We are the fourth estate, and we will hold
the powerful accountable. -Wait, what’s the fourth estate? -Us. The press. -And everyone knows that? Because I feel like people
always say the fourth estate, but they don’t actually know
what it means. -I think everybody
knows what it means. -I thought the fourth estate
was time. -That’s the fourth dimension. -I thought the fourth estate
was Georgia. -No, not state, estate. You thought I was saying we’re
the state of Georgia? -Yes. -And “The Washington Post,”
says, “Our entire newsroom went totally ape[bleep]
for this movie.” Featuring a lot of stuff with
phones, like, a lot, like that thing where a guy
puts the phone in the crook of his neck so that he has his both hands
free to type, and then he snaps his fingers
three times to signal to his colleagues that
this is the call they’ve been waiting for, and then, because he needs to
rush out and meet his source, he stuffs a bagel into his
mouth, puts on his jacket, confirms the meeting time all
while still on the phone, and it’s just
way too many things. -Looking forward to it. -Also so…much…smoking. Featuring imposing shots of iconic Washington, D.C.,
buildings to convey the power of
longstanding institutions and one aerial shot of people rowing down the Potomac River at
dawn because why the hell not? This thing, muffled arguing
behind glass doors, and a lobbyist gorging himself
on soft shell crab while explaining that
this is how Washington works. -This is how Washington works,
pal. Help yourself. -And don’t forget
the obligatory scene where the workaholic
main character returns to his sparsely
furnished apartment to convey his personal life
is empty. He opens the refrigerator,
and there’s nothing there but a leftover Chinese container
with several loose noodles and a carton of milk which he
takes from the refrigerator, smells, and then winces
because the milk is spoiled, and then, because
he’s a grizzled reporter, he drinks the milk anyway, which grosses the audience out
as if this isn’t a movie, and they’d actually make
an actor drink spoiled milk. And you can bet your sweet ass there’s a scene with
a very long pregnant pause while everyone waits for
the editor to say, “Run it.” -[ Clears throat ] ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ Run it. -Whoo!
-Let’s go! ♪♪♪♪ -“Newspaper Movie,”
based on a true story where if you Wikipedia
the real people, they look nothing like
the actors in the film.

100 thoughts on “Newspaper Movie

  1. Watched All the President's Men recently. Felt like smoking and drinking the whole time. And buying something corduroy.
    Newspaper Movie reminds us that we love this fucking aesthetic; especially those Gen X among us ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Omg i was just wondering if everyone knew what the 4th estate was whdn they started talking about it. This "movie" is very accurate

  3. He forgot the part where the show the paper getting printed with the story on the front page…. And every one is like wow I can't believe it….

  4. How is this funny ? The narrator is explaining why the scene is funny in no uncertain terms to the audience . That's not funny.

  5. Seth Meyers : "Maybe if we do skits people will watch my show.
    Producer: "But should they be funny?"
    Seth Meyer: " Doesn't matter"

  6. That pregnant pause was two years old when it delivered…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  7. I would've loved it if the pregnant pause was shorter and he didn't even get a chance to say "run it" and instead it just cut to the title card for D R A M A T I C E F F E C T

  8. The actors in the run it scene almost look as bored and annoyed as me and all the other viewers

  9. This would be really amusing as a cliche parody if it weren't so fucking accurate! Washington DOES work that way, copy editors DO care about accuracy and grammar and the press ARE the fourth estate. Shame yanks have no clue about their own nation and how it works, if they did Trump would be just an actor that tried to run for president, and you guys would have your first female president

  10. The movie ends with a senator being led to a police car in handcuffs while the journalist who broke the story watches it, and says a one liner about journalism and who powerful/necessary it is

  11. Extraterrestrial Composition ๐Ÿ‘ฝ ๐ŸŽถ

  12. The shots from behind show the editor wearing glasses, while in the side shots he has them on his hands

  13. Lolololozzz…. Aint that truth!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Yikes!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. You missed the cat they say sorry too, implying a good person really. But antisocial so cat not dog. Also cat needed for found owner dead in apartment scene- cat sniffs & cries!

  15. There were many funny parts to this, but I totally lost it during the long pregnant pause waiting for the editor to say "run it"!

  16. So does this mean I've been watching the same movie for the last 50 years? Hmmm…? I do watch "All the President's Men" a lot. Seth looks good with blonde hair.

  17. "So. Much. Smoking." So funny, and so true! I thought for a minute they missed the rolling presses trope. I must have blinked, though, because it's there. "This thing!" roflmfao

  18. I legit love newspaper movies so much. If anyone knows another film as good as Spotlight or All the Presidents Men please recommend!

  19. Eeeeeiiiik!

    That's very, very..

    …Embarrassingly real! It's not even a satire.
    I wonder how many people research for this sketch series.

  20. [googles Seth's address!]
    [searches for unhealthy amount of tiiime…]
    [gives up, whimpering]
    … … …
    [orders Seth Meyers body pillow!]
    [compulsively refreshes package delivery tracking page]
    [ O – 0''']

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