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  2. Peter Destructo

    Episode 201.5 - Minisode 201.5

    Hot damn! I not only made the C&O for the first time, but i won the coveted Nothing! This is the best day ever...
  3. DrGuts1003

    Episode 201.5 - Minisode 201.5

    Just finished watching Look Who’s Talking Now. All I can say is - woof. Can’t wait to hear what the hosts have to say this one.
  4. Funkdog78

    Commando (1985)

    This would be a ‘thank god this god made’ movie along with Bloodsport and The Last Dragon. I love every fn quote, especially ‘remember Sully when I promised to kill you last?...I lied...
  5. Funkdog78

    Desperate Measures (1998)

    It just dawned on me: how in the fn holy hell haven’t they done this one yet? Lmao. I remembered how fn cheesy it was and looked when it came out. Wonder how it held up lmao
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  7. tomspanks

    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

    And I think that's one of the reasons why Jefferson has great chemistry with the jaded Washington insider Saunders, she of the green dollar sign eyes. She knew Washington inside out, but I bet she's never seen someone like Jefferson in government before. It helped that the actress herself was 8 years older than Stewart too.
  8. ol' eddy wrecks

    Upcoming Episodes

    Well TCM + criterion is going to be better than just criterion. I think that is just simple set theory. And I think we're paying as much for just that as TCM + criterion, but I kept Hulu around for probably a year just for when it had criterion, and when it left for the launch of filmstruck, I signed up for filmstruck since day one. So, you know I'll be signing up for this.
  9. The Room https://lets.rabb.it/e06sSttfUR
  10. Val Kilmer before he got fat!!!
  11. Breeze

    Commando (1985)

    Please, please, please do this movie!!! It is ridiculously fun. The one liners. The insane plot. Absolutely fantastic. Favorite part: when Arnie flips Sully’s car back over after a wreck, but when he drives away, the car is shiny and new.
  12. grudlian.

    Live Shows Not Yet Posted

    They took a couple weeks off after June and Paul's most recent kid was born I believe. Everything else you said is how I remember it (for whatever my memory is worth).
  13. ol' eddy wrecks

    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

    I think it's abundantly clear that I have a lump of pitch-black coal where my heart should be. It was required to get that necessary vote from the representative of West Virginia. I'm sure there are light-hearted fun movies I enjoy. I'm sure there are sentimental movies that get to me. I just don't know if they are any on this list though... I mean, besides Duck Soup. Fwiw, I do like The Hudsucker Proxy. There's a hoola-hoop around that lump coal, I guess. Like a ring of Saturn. On the latter part, does it though? The "certain corrupt actions can work toward the ultimate public good, like other achievements of Payne", I feel like that's presented more as a rationalization as a warning of the slippery slope of compromise. When talking about it, Payne's choice of words I think were, "you have to do grafts to get any of your legislation passed." Well, going back to the road to nowhere, I remember years after that whole fiasco, I remember reading an article where they interviewed people who lived in nowheresville, Alaska, and you know, for them, they could have really benefited from that road. It also would have brought money into the state for the people who had to work on the road and would have improved the lives of those people, who presumably lived there. Was this graft and probably a poor use of public funds even though it didn't necessarily enrich the personal life of the senator who wanted it (I can't remember if it did or didn't enrich their lives or had a Payne-like donor enrichment. But let's say it didn't) - the answer was probably still yes. Given the country's poorly maintained infrastructure system, the funds probably could have been better spent on that (not that not funding the road to nowhere meant those funds would go towards that); the money was just being appropriated to get a vote. Sometimes the graft is self-serving graft, sometimes the graft is constituency-serving graft (sometimes gratuitously bribing, sometimes just poor prioritization of funds), and sometimes it's just the compromise of funding someone else's also valid project (who might also be looking at your cause as also being graft or an ineffective use of funds). And I don't think the movie really conveyed the deal-making as anything other than a whittling away of one's morals to bleak corruption. I think there's something in the over-simplicity of the fable of the movie that really rubs me the wrong way. I find I don't like Spielberg movies, so I never watched Lincoln, but from what I heard, that movie did portray the deal-making as an actual instrument of getting good, necessary legislation passed. I do wonder if I were to re-watch Being There (it's been a decade), if I'd now see issues with it. But I think it's a lot more removed from the sausage making.
  14. Cameron H.

    Live Shows Not Yet Posted

    Nah. I want to say they did something similar when June was expecting, but I might be misremembering. I do know there was a time (around Monkey Shines I want to say) when their release schedule wasn’t as consistent. Like, it would sometimes be a month between episodes. But since then, I don’t think they’ve missed a single week - partially I’m sure- to bottling episodes. Also, welcome to the boards
  15. bleary

    Upcoming Episodes

    I'll sign up for it, even though FilmStruck was better. Last I checked, the Criterion Channel had 5-10 of the AFI list, including, as you mentioned, all 3 Chaplins on the list.
  16. What Were They Thinking

    Gleaming the Cube (1989)

    Premium Rush is legit great.
  17. What Were They Thinking

    Live Shows Not Yet Posted

    Gotcha. I was just wondering because I only recently joined the forums but have been listening for a long time. Just didn't know if this was an unusual thing to happen.
  18. bleary

    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

    By the way, anyone with a cable subscription who gets TCM can check this out until Thursday: http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/titles/68769
  19. Cameron H.

    Live Shows Not Yet Posted

    I imagine they’re just bottling them for the future. They might have filming coming up or just taking some time off for themselves for whatever reason. This way new content will still be released.
  20. Elektra Boogaloo

    Episode 201.5 - Minisode 201.5

    I was expecting one of the live shows (like there is another with Seth Rogen, right?) so it was a surprise on two levels.
  21. Yesterday
  22. WatchOutForSnakes

    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

    I think one of the main points of the movie was the Taylor/Payne corruption because it gets at how government (as seen with earmarks) can be used for good like idyllic parks for boys' enrichment, or for personal enrichment. And also whether certain corrupt actions can work toward the ultimate public good, like other achievements of Payne. As it is, the movie not only gets at the legislative sausage-making, but also the corruption and personal dealings that go one, and whether the ends can justify the means. On a completely different note on the wild circumstances of Jefferson Smith's appointment - I think that was necessary to find someone who goes in with zero idea about politics and legislation, zero political ambitions, zero policy preferences, and positive public regard. I think Capra was playing with the idea of dropping an absolute stranger or alien, one with the most honest civic-minded intentions and ideals, and just drop him straight into the middle of things for a fresh criticism of government.
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