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  1. Cool, looking forward to this one
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    Upcoming Episodes

    oh oops, for some reason I was thinking Fellowship was the third LOTR movie. I've only seen them a million times but somehow I registered that the third one was the one on the list, and didn't think any harder about what I was noting. still, I think everyone should watch all three.
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    Episode 197 - Beastly: LIVE!

    pretty sure "Machu Picchu" is just some restaurant in NYC tho
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    Episode 197 - Beastly: LIVE!

    that makes me feel like there some staff on this movie who were consciously sabotaging it from the inside
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    Episode 197 - Beastly: LIVE!

    i think the inherent problem is that the film thinks it is being all "looks don't matter in love," which is fine and sort of noble, but instead it actually comes off as "horrible people aren't so bad really," which is shitty
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    Episode 197 - Beastly: LIVE!

    Yea. The show bombed, but there was a brief DC Universe comic book comedy on TV called Powerless. Vanessa Hudgens was on it and I thought she was terrific there, a very likable lead actress for a TV show. I'm not familiar with the High School Musicals or whatever but from that show I've thought she was cool.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Nah I'm much closer to you here (I think I have it #12 or 13). Like I said, I've been turned off the film since it initially scared me; I can't imagine ever really loving it after that. I do get the nostalgia people have, but it wasn't mine. It was warmer than I remembered when watching it last night, but there's still a lot of things about the story that I question as basic nonsense, and I know the score is everyone's favorite, but I prefer a minimal style there myself.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Yea we probably are in agreement. I think it's a good interp tho. I initially took it just as sort of 'friends' (and I think that's the common interp) but I do think there's definitely something more 'family' about it all. E.T. is the crazy uncle
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    But isn't "strengthening their familial bond" what we mean by "father figure"? I mean, sure, E.T. isn't raising Elliott to be an adult; as sycasey said it's more abstract. He's just a presence in the family which teaches some lessons to one particular family, makes them all closer, then leaves. It is for sure a strong contrast with the actual father, who did the opposite: left the family a mess.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    I was going to ask what you all thought about the alternate interpretations. I like Paul's take of E.T. being sort of an absent father. It's strange to think about it that way, but I think it works? Honestly though, I'm not sure I buy Spielberg's thing about it being all 'accept your neighbors and other cultures' though.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    The nostalgia argument falls for me, basically because I saw it young, age 7 or so, that it scared me and I never wanted to watch it again. I have some sort of anti-nostalgia for the film. Anyway I tried to bring some more attention to our discussions
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    I don't get why she's so surprised at that though! The people who listen to pods and rate on FB almost certainly will be all over E.T. *shrug*
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    Wait, looking at Amy's tweet, I think she means ET is ranked BETTER than King Kong. She says the result "warms her heart" so I think she and the group are pro-ET, right? I'm not clear at all how FB groups ratings are compiled though.
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    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

    also my plan is, in 82 weeks, to find all the lists of people who listened along with the pod and compile them and merge our individual rankings into one master one. hopefully it's not just like 4 of us!
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