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  1. 11 points
  2. 10 points
    My friend Robert played Mikey's double in this movie. Should I call 1-800-PAUL-ASS?
  3. 9 points
    OK - so I think it's time we did one of my favorite movies of all time. It's Judy's best movie besides Wizard of Oz, it has crazy famous music, and a fantastic Halloween sequence. You guys will have to rent it, but I am totally willing to rent it and Rabbit it with anyone who doesn't want to pay for it. Maybe Sunday night?
  4. 9 points
    This movie set a really terrible example when during the climax they run into the burning apartment building and they see Mikey coming out of the elevator with Julie and he is praised for saving his sister. If the power had gone out that elevator would have become their tomb. Take the stairs, Mikey. I was moderately shocked to see that this movie had credited writers and even more shocked to see that one of them wrote Real Genius! CameronH, I am sorry if you are learning that from me. I want to know who is responsible for Rona's lines during the gun in her face meet cute with the psycho brother. Rona first says "Mollie never said she had a brother." followed seconds later with her saying "Mollie said some wonderful things about you." I also thought it was a little weird that they didn't try and mine the unplanned pregnancy aspect for some comedy or some tension. It never gets a single mention through the whole movie.
  5. 8 points
    I'm giving my baby to two strangers only to hold: Barack Obama, or Jason Mantzoukas.
  6. 8 points
    I have to touch on a couple of things that Jason brought up, first up the notion that Travolta as a pilot isn't making enough and has to drive a taxi as a second job is firmly rooted in reality. Most starting pilots make less than $20,000 a year, so thats perfectly believable to me. The other is him noticing how macabre the cartoon that Mikey is watching and being confused as to how a parent could let a kid watch that. Growing up, one of my parents bought a Tex Avery collection of cartoons on VHS that I watched endlessly. You want to talk about some questionable shit, you should try watching Screwball Classics sometime and see how not well thats aged. The cartoon in question is actually an old school Betty Boop from the 30's. And the art style of the cartoon should be familiar to anyone who's played the absurdly difficult Cuphead. They were directly inspired by the old cartoons from Max Fleischer. The full cartoon is below, which is actually really interesting, especially how well they animated Cab Calloways dance moves.
  7. 8 points
    He doesn't remember much but does have a memory of John Travolta having dinner with him and his parents. Here's a picture his mom shared of him and JT on set. Also, Robert is the subject of his own documentary called Wizard Mode which is so good. He's autistic and one of the greatest pinball players in the world.
  8. 8 points
    I haven't seen this movie since I was young. I remember not liking it. But I am in the middle of the podcast and I want to ask you guys if I am remembering the FIRST movie correctly. As I recall, Mikey talks in Bruce Willis's voice, yes. George Segal is the bio dad and he's a real douchebag. He is her boss, was already married and Kirstie Alley thought he would leave his wife but he doesn't and she later finds out he has other women on the side as well. John Travolta develops and inexplicable relationship after the baby is born in his cab (or after he drives her to the hospital?) Then he becomes Mikey's babysitter, right? So he takes care of the kid. Which is how he bonds with Mikey and slowly falls in love with Kirstie Alley, right? (But they immediate have problems in this one? After all that build up?) Then she randomly becomes obsessed with Mikey needing a dad. Mikey meets George and thinks he's a douchebag. There is a scene where they wreck his office (I remember Mikey being like, "yeah let's trash the place!") And the end is Mikey is in jeopardy somehow and John Travolta saves him at which point Mikey utters his first REAL word when he calls him "Dada." I would think that after Mikey speaks for REAL, he would stop having the inner monologue? Wasn't it supposed to express his feelings when he can't actually speak? So why not just have Roseanne do the voice of the new kid? And maybe have Bruce Willis do a baby voice? I don't get it.
  9. 7 points
    Ok - it's a date guys! This Sunday, 9pm EST we will Rabbit Meet Me In St Louis. I will post a link on this thread. All are welcome!
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  12. 7 points
    MAX SILVESTRI joins The Boys again to discuss desserts for when you’re being bad.
  13. 7 points
    When June mentioned that "no penis" might be a problematic way of describing women, she neglected to connect that to the moment when in-utero Julie discovers herself and says, "two eyes, two ears ... two mouths?!" Also, since the father decides whether the child is male or female, at least half of John Travolta's sperm should have sounded like Rosanne. Also also, those sperm not only got through the diaphragm, but James was on top of the covers and they were both clothed when they started fucking. I'd kind of like to thing those little gamete guys and gals overcame some serious adversity.
  14. 7 points
    You’re a Master of Evil, ChunkStyle...
  15. 7 points
    How long does everyone think the original cut of this movie was? Since the movie goes all over the place with no real connective tissue between scenes, I can't tell if they just had a barebones script or had a huge list of ideas and only left in what they consider the "best" parts. It was a rushed production so maybe they didn't have a full script and figured we can fill it out with funny baby voiceover and we have great actors. On the other hand, the movie takes place over at least a year and nine months and they cut out tons of stuff that wasn't working (which is all the movie but you know what I'm saying). I imagine the producers saying "There's only 60 minutes here. We need another 20 minimum to release this" or "This monstrosity is over two hours and nothing is funny. Cut it down to 80 minutes and we can fit in an extra showing a day to make money." I can honestly see either scenario. That would potentially explain why this seems like a series of vignettes instead of an actual movie. Or why characters come and go for no discernible reason. Or why Mel Brooks is the voice of the toilet for one scene. For example, the first scene with Kirstie Alley and her accountant friend, it's introduced with two women getting keys from someone on a fire escape who walk by Kirstie Alley eating then are never seen again. Who were these women?
  16. 7 points
    Man this ep slaps hard. My knees, that is!
  17. 6 points
    Paul mentions how weird it is to have a portrait of the Vice President in a government office. I work for the Feds, and we do have a portrait of the Pres., VP, and head of our agency in each office. The Cheney one was super creepy, and we used to steal it and put it in unsuspecting people’s office drawers. Also, for the first time since I can remember, Trump’s portrait has to be elevated above the others.
  18. 6 points
    Man I haven't been able to comment but I like reading everyone's comments and watching the picks (I just finished one show, and start rehearsals on two different shows today). In other words, why don't we have a pick yet
  19. 6 points
    I legitimately love Apocalypse Now, and I think it's ranked about where it could be. I fully disagree with Amy and Paul's take here, that this is a movie only on the list because people think it "should" be. Yes, the backstory behind the making of it is fascinating but what I respond to is what's on screen. I don't think there's ever been a movie that so well captures a psychotic break, a descent into madness. That it's applied to the Vietnam War makes it extra-interesting, because it then becomes about comparing America's frequent military misadventures to the idea of going mad, pressing on and trying the same thing without getting any better result. Then when you consider the insane way Coppola went about making the movie, it becomes extra-extra-interesting to me because it's ALSO about how an artist can go down that same road and drive himself mad in trying to realize his vision. Was it worth it? We did get a classic movie, so maybe. But the movie itself is also saying that maybe it wasn't, that its central character(s) can never return from that journey. I think it's brilliant. Maybe accidental brilliance, but brilliant just the same. I will say that seeing this on the big screen helps a lot -- you want to be surrounded by the sound and visuals to get the full effect. When Redux came out (though I do think the original cut is better) I first got that chance and the movie clicked for me. I understood its power.
  20. 6 points
    When I was a kid I saw a magazine that kind of suggests that some people even look at butts just for fun. Lol, don't ask me why but for reals, they do!
  21. 6 points
    Not to be pedantic, but every doctor is capable of looking at your butt, and believe me I've tried. Most just don't know what to do with it. I have a medical (marijuana) license, so I am also qualified to look at butts, but just as confused and disoriented when I see one. I've heard that a lawyer is officially a Juris Doctor so I'd start there.
  22. 6 points
    Does anyone know the term for a butt doctor? or a doctor that can look at your butt? Pediatrician? Asking for me, not for a friend. I've grown butt cheeks over my ears and can't listen to the show.
  23. 6 points
    I'm shocked that Paul and Amy don't think High Noon belongs on the list. It's probably my favorite Western on the list (looking forward to an Unforgiven rewatch though), and perhaps my second-favorite Western of all time behind The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I really think Gary Cooper's understated, world-weary performance is great and fully award-worthy. The film builds tension better than any movie I can think of besides maybe The Wages of Fear, and without the use of nitroglycerine at that. Its historical significance is beyond question, but that's because of its timelessness and universality. I mean, it says something about this film that both presidents and psychopaths can identify so strongly with the main character (or maybe it says something about our presidents, but I digress). It's a simple film that is executed masterfully across the board. Just to add to Cam Bert's response, I think the fact that he was able to dispatch Miller and his gang with only his wife's help really emphasizes how shitty the rest of the town was being. As Cam Bert said, Kane didn't really want to kill Miller. If, say, 20 people in the town had stood their ground with Kane, Miller might have seen that the odds were against him and left town without any shootout. If only one or two able gunmen had helped Kane, in hindsight it seems like some minor planning would probably have been enough to take care of the gang without any of the volunteers getting hurt. As it was, Kane took a bullet on behalf of the town, purely because they were too uncooperative to help him not have to take a bullet. As AlmostAGhost says, that look of disgust is great, and I also read it a bit as a grimace of pain, since the dude just got shot. Would it have been a stronger ending if Kane had been more heavily wounded or killed? Again, I think Cam Bert's point about the hypocrisy of the town coming out to celebrate is spot-on. Those idiots don't even realize how they look, cheering for a man after fitting him for a coffin, and I think this is made stronger by how little help was actually needed.
  24. 6 points
    I mean there is the obvious communist witch hunt metaphor going on here that plays into it all, but that aside I think it is more about responsibility. Kane is not trying to be a hero and save the day, he's simply doing what has to be done. Like the mayor tells him he could just leave and his life would be spared. However, this comes at the cost of having the town fall back into lawlessness. Frank Miller and his crew would just do what they want and it wouldn't be safe and they don't know who the next Marshall is so there is no telling if he will be able to stop him or care to stop him. Kane worked hard to make the town safe and livable, you'll notice the only people that don't think so are the ones up to illegal activity, and he stays to protect the town and the people who while not in immediate danger are in danger of losing what they have built. It is also mentioned that when Kane first took down Frank Miller they had a whole posse to assist. He's also seemingly in general against violence, as mentioned they would have been better off to kill Miller all the years prior but Kane took him in alive for trail. You could say he might have been hoping with a large enough posse he could have talked to Frank Miller and maybe talked him into leaving. There was that brief moment when he almost believed he could have changed in prison. Again, he could have confronted Frank Miller's crew and evened the odds ahead of time but he believe in the law and wouldn't arrest them for doing nothing. In the end Kane is not John Wayne. He's just one man, a ordinary man with a strong moral compass and he's determined to do the right thing no matter the cost so future generations can enjoy the shade of the roots he has planted. This is why he asks for help, because even though they are coming for him they are also coming for the town. He hopes others see the treat that Frank Miller poses to the town and not just himself, but everybody is to interested in their own safety and wants. In the end I wouldn't say he's shrugging off the town rather he is the only person thinking of the town. It is an appeal to the interests of the town itself and to a lesser degree his health and safety because he's not a swagging hot shot of a man. In the end yes Kane goes it alone but he's not confronting them in the streets. He sneaks up behind to kill the first guy, out smarts the second, his wife gets the third and finally with Frank Miller he goes out to confront him to save his wife rather than a quickdraw battle typical of other westerns. These aren't the actions of a typical "hero." He wants to stop them yet he doesn't want to die so he uses his wits and some luck to preserve. Personally I find the ending kind of bitter sweet. As I said he's the did this all for the town. He put his life on the line, his wife broke her non-violence code, he did this all for the town. Then the town immediately comes out of hiding and celebrates as if to mock him. They are taking credit and joy in something that wasn't a sure thing that they could have made a sure thing. The men that were betting he'd be dead in five minutes are celebrating. The whole town that turned their backs on him and by extension the town itself, are taking credit in joy in their act of self preservation worked out in their interests. Just like that jerk in your project group that gets an A on the assignment for all the hard work you and the others put in while they did nothing.
  25. 6 points
    hey i already heard this one edit: oh its new. nevermind, will check it out
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