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  1. 8 points
    Panic pick, but have wanted to watch the original and think it's on Amazon Prime/streaming right now.. A Star is Born (1937) And I'm sure we can definitely discuss/compare the remakes (especially the latest one)
  2. 8 points
    Hey all. I apologize for putting you through a stinker of a movie. I wasn't able to contribute much myself this week. I have decided to let my medical issues win for now. I am going to take a break from the forums, both main podcast and MM, for a month or so. By the end of April I will have a much better picture of where I am at health-wise and the steps needed for the road back. I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of you, especially @Cameron H. for his friendship and advising me in many areas, and @taylorannephoto for challenging me when I needed an adjustment. I hope to be back at that point. I have one more pick to make if someone doesn't do it first. Don't hold back from picking it if you want to do it. We need to complete the Alan Parker trilogy. Thanks again all of you. I am very grateful. Mark "Cinco" DeNio
  3. 7 points
    If I know this group we're all gonna end up watching every version anyway lol.
  4. 6 points
    Yooo! I'm still too busy with life to keep up proper, but I wanted to share that I finally got off my lazy bum (I mean... not really, I'm in a chair) and updated my Musical Mondays spreadsheet so it's current! ~Click Here~ I couldn't find the thread where tomspanks picked Flower Drum Song (if there is one), but everything else is there. I'll be back in next round for my turn. I think I'll have time and I have an idea of what I want to pick.
  5. 6 points
    Good news, everybody! I own the Judy Garland one, so lmk if anyone wants me to rabbit it for them later.
  6. 6 points
    Anyone in NYC looking to watch Van Helsing, we'll be showing it on Thursday (3/28) night at 8pm at The Hop Shop in Brooklyn. We've got a projection screen, quality sound system, free popcorn, and delicious beers and cocktails. Let Mike the bartender (that's me) know you're there to ask "How Did Van Helsing Get Made?" Happy Hour goes from 5 to 8, so show up a little early if you want to save a few bucks on drinks. If we get good turnout we'll continue showing HDTGM movies on Thursday nights, so make sure you come out if you'd like this to be a regular thing!
  7. 6 points
    I just wanted to thank Paul for the library shoutout! I am a librarian and get all of my HDTGM picks through our library system. I'd like to assure anyone hesitant to use their local library that we have seen it all and are generally unphased by any requests. Furthermore, staff aren't supposed to comment on what you take out anyway, but if someone does, say it is for a bad movie research project you're working on. Problem solved! Support your local libraries!
  8. 5 points
    Whaddup whaddup. I stuck the audio from the CYOA ep into a website and now you can play through the adventure for real! Surprisingly that very long episode only had about 17 minutes of actual CYOA storyline (most of which is dead ends) but it's still pretty fun to play through. Just remember, if you lose you have to throw your phone away. Check it out here!
  9. 5 points
    When we’re first introduced to Beckinsale and her lover-brother, they are in the midst of setting a trap to kill Dracula’s werewolf henchman. Their plan consists of an intricate trapdoor, cage, and block and tackle system which, unsurprisingly, goes immediately awry as soon as the trap is sprung. In the ensuing chaos, lover-brother drops his gun to the ground and he urgently shouts down to the twelve or so villagers shooting ineffectually at the werewolf that they must find his gun. Beckinsale then helpfully informs us and her cadre of peons that her sexy brother’s gun is the only gun loaded with silver bullets. Okay, right, so let’s just set aside for a moment the fact that these poor, hick villagers have been woefully under apprised of the situation - which, if you think about it, is pretty damn unconscionable. And, like, I totally get that silver might be a tough resource to come by when you live in the middle of bumfuck Transylvania. But seriously? Come on, guys! You ventured deep into the Forbidden Forrest with the express purpose of hunting werewolves and you only brought one gun loaded with silver bullets? Not only that, but a major part of your “plan” involved entrusting the single effective weapon you possessed to the person whose job description was “Bait.” As in, the individual most likely to die first if/when things go sideways. Aren't Beckinsale and her brother supposed to be, like, 9th generation monster hunters or something? Shouldn’t they be good at this? What’s with this bush league trash? No wonder they can’t freakin’ kill TRESemmé Dracula. I mean, look, I’m not saying that their family deserves to rot in Hell for all eternity for being a bunch of shitty, no talent demon hunters, but...I’m not exactly saying that they don’t deserve that either.
  10. 5 points
    One thing that makes the choice of having the opening black and white flashback set just ONE YEAR before the main events of the film so damn stupid is that the novel 'Frankenstein' was published in 1818, fully 70 years before 'Van Helsing' takes place! Why not have this flashback take place in 1818, then jump forward to 1887? That way, it's slightly more reasonable for Frankenstein's monster to be buried and forgotten, and gives more credence to the Creature's immortality, which is why Dracula is so interested in him in the first place. Instead, the movie actively changes the setting of this classic novel and the result is something worse. I guess I should not be shocked that the people who made this movie have not read a book.
  11. 5 points
    I’m always so glad when the gang’s all here!
  12. 5 points
    The happy squeal that came out of me right now! I've wanted to see this version for forever. Can't wait! Also welcome back!
  13. 5 points
    I've been good! Lot of changes and been a bit hectic but all good things hope everyone's been doing well
  14. 5 points
    Sorry I've been MIA in the forums : ( I have missed y'all and being in the discussions Let me think of a pick real quick!
  15. 5 points
    Yes, most movie villains really need to have read the Evil Overlord List. This would seem to fall under #17: "When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice."
  16. 5 points
    A movie that asks: how long will a person reasonably sit just to see a car fucking fly? We watched:
  17. 5 points
    Fantastic episode! Seth Rogen's exuberance is contagious. One thing that really bugged me about this movie is that Beckinsale and her ancestors get to go to Heaven on a bullshit technicality. We're told by Van Helsing's boss that 450 years ago Beckinsale's great-great-great grandfather made a vow to God that his family would "neither rest nor enter Heaven until they vanquished Dracula from their land." But...they didn't vanquish him - Van Helsing did. In order to fulfill this vow and lift the family curse, shouldn't Beckinsale be the one to deliver the killing blow? Otherwise, it's just a bunch of nonsense. That means it never really mattered how Dracula died, just that he did - eventually. They could have just waited him out until he choked on some Texas Toast or slipped in the shower or some shit. Because, apparently, it really didn't fucking matter. What this movie really needed was a mid-credits scene where Kate and her lover-brother march up to St. Peter only for him to tell them, "Um, not so fast..."
  18. 5 points
  19. 5 points
    Ooh boy do I have some thoughts! First thank you again for hosting @Cinco DeNioI had SO much fun watching with you! On to my thinky thoughts! First off this family is FUCKED!! The kids are a hair's breadth away from being full on feral. DVD is an awful father. Those kids are entitled(yet woefully neglected )little shits. 1. What gives them the right to play in someone's place of business and 2. Of all the businesses to loiter in why the junk yard? 3. How dare they lose this guy a sale and declare that their dad will get them their favorite playscape? 4. Those kids are full of tetanus and are seconds away from blood poisoning setting in from frolicking in the scrap metal. I'm shocked they can even work their jaws. These children can't possibly be truant because they have never seen the inside of a school. Also this is a time of child workers so I feel like it's not unusual for kids to not be in school.just wondering around like bums yeah that's odd. But not being in school itself isn't.felt All in all this family is why CPS was invented. I don't remember it all but I know I came up with two really stupid (but fun at the time ) conspiracy theories about how 1. DVD's character is actually really Burt from Mary Poppins (this is a Sherman film). He is saddled with the children that came from a dalliance with Mary Poppins because we all know she doesn't want kids of her own and peaced the fuck out. He must hide because these children now posses her eldritch powers. Or 2. Mrs.DVD faked her death to get the fuck away from this bullshit. Or DVD killed her with an invention.
  20. 5 points
    You’ve got to give it to a movie that’s framed as a story being told by one of the characters about the themselves and the other characters - one of whom they just met the day before. I just love the idea of DvD being like, “And after I dropped Truly off at her house, she sang a whole song about how much she wanted me. It went like this...But of course, this was before I entrusted her with my children’s safety and she allowed them get kidnapped.”
  21. 4 points
    oh god I had the novelzation of this movie AND Navy SEALS. I read them till they fell apart. Thank you Scholastic Book Club
  22. 4 points
    Dream A Little Dream 2 covers the Coreys and body switching. The first one is old man and child but the second one is way worse.
  23. 4 points
    So I realized yesterday I hadn't finished the podcast yet, so this comment existed partially in a vacuum to me and I didn't realize it. It was one of the comments that made me wonder what people's take on R+J was. On the question of, "does she date again?", there's two angles here. 1 - the idea the movie puts forward and 2 - realistically, how we think these fictitious, heavily stylized personality characters would act in reality (which, as I write it, I know sounds like a very self-contradictory self-experiment). Going off of my adolescent memory (and skewed take of WSS), it felt like it took the popular perception view of R+J that they have true love. I think the images you presented, lend weight to that. And my inclination was to assume they wanted something metaphorically similar to the suicides. I think Amy was thinking more in terms of angle 2, which is a, "yeah, she'll get over him. it wasn't really true love." Which is closer to how we're all taking R+J in this thread (and a number of us appear to believe the bard, Billy Shakes, also thought of it). I'm going to say, I think in the reality take, I'll still disagree with Amy. While I think it's wasn't necessarily true love, getting someone gunned down in front of you is traumatizing. When it's the person you think you're in love with, very traumatizing. When the person who gunned him down was the person you were arranged to be married, well, I guess it's better than a family member doing it, but still, it's someone you knew (my memory isn't good enough to remember Maria's opinion of Chino was). I'm just going to say, in reality, that'll emotionally scar you. I don't think necessarily become a nun because I know I'll never love again, but... I could see it undermining all her future relationships in a way that letting the relationship run its course wouldn't have. As I typed thought that through, surprisingly similar to the plot of Hiroshima mon Amour (which I mentioned in our last relationship, metaphorical/literal suicide thread, Sophie's Choice). Though since that's from the perspective of the woman who is an adult, the film/she acknowledges that her resolving her feelings about her teenage romance from the past is irrational and that it was stupid teenage romance.
  24. 4 points
    I loved how DvD's accent work was the polar opposite of Bert from Mary Poppins. "Hmmm...Incredibly British father? Incredibly British children? Okay. I'll give this about 2%."
  25. 4 points
    I’m so glad @grudlian and @AlmostAGhost enjoyed Rockula so much! It warms my heart that I could bring so joy into your lives!
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