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  1. I love this series of information you do. I kind of wish the Japanese name for the 4th one was confusing like it is in English where they just removed "the" from the title. If three Japanese title were The Wild Speed (if Japanese even works this way) just for the fourth, I'd be excited.
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    HDTGM movie defenders

    Audience scores are trash but the reason I question it is because critic scores don't really represent "popular" opinion. Lots of popular movies get bad critic scores and loads of people don't pay any attention to critics. I know people are more and more reliant on Rotten Tomatoes scores but I wouldn't consider it a measure of "popular" opinion on movies. You're the only reason I watched it back when you said it was your favorite movie of the year. I wouldn't say I loved it but it's fine family entertainment.
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    Bringing Up Baby

    Two Marx Brothers, Singin In The Rain, City Lights, The Graduate, The General, Some Like It Hot, Annie Hall, Philadelphia Story, It Happened One Night, MASH, The Gold Rush, Sullivan's Travels, Tootsie, Modern Times, Bringing Up Baby, Swing Time, Toy Story. How comedic you find some of these is up for debate but I'd say these are mostly comedic (or trying to be). Maybe the romantic comedies are light on comedy by that's 18 movies. Plus there are a couple comedy dramas like Forrest Gump and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Network is a dark satire that I could see some people considering as kind of comedic. Wikipedia calls Nashville a comedy drama which is true I suppose. I think the idea that comedy isn't represented, which Amy and Paul have stated, is kind of unfounded. If you want to say modern comedies or a specific genre doesn't get representation, that's fair. I could certainly swap out a lot of them for similar comedies that are, in my mind, better. I'd say approximately 20% being comedy is fair representation.
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    HDTGM movie defenders

    Are we talking critic or audience scores? I could say I liked The Last Jedi because the "popular" opinion is that it sucks but critics like it. I could say I liked A Dog's Purpose because critics hated it while audiences liked it. The only one I can think of that isn't popular with either is forum favorite Monster Trucks (it has a 51% audience score though).
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    Birthday Movie Marathon 2019

    I'd watch Gigli again over Gigi again. At least Gigli is shorter.
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    Trailer Talk

    I agree with all this except Tiffany Haddish being miscast. I thought she was fine. I didn't know this was based on a comic until the Vertigo logo showed up but it became pretty obvious throughout the movie. I don't know if they were just condensing a really long comic series into two hours or if the comic is just bad. Everything felt rushed because they'd skip over any sort of obstacle in running a crime syndicate. It's like the writer said, "You've seen a mob movie before. So, you know what needs to be done," and they just hit the necessary plot points with no real deviation. That would be okay if this was a character piece but the characters never felt developed.
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    Episode 219.5

    I think this is kind of confirming what I'm saying. There are certain movies that just work for kids of a very specific age that don't work outside of that age range. Goonies seems like one where, if you were born 1974 to 1981, you get it completely. If you're not in that window, it might as well never have been made. Space Jam feels like Goonies to me for a younger group. Doesn't mean people outside the target audience can't love them, but seems like a much stronger cultural experience for those in it.
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    Episode 219.5

    I definitely get this. If there's a specific bit that speaks to you like basketball, it is probably a really fun watch. I can watch The Wizard because I love Nintendo but it really sucks as a movie.
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    Episode 219.5

    Yeah. I haven't seen the whole thing but I saw enough to go "sure, I guess so." But I'm sure I would loved it if I were younger. So, whatever.
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    Episode 219.5

    I really hate to be "lol millennials" but does anyone actually like Space Jam who wasn't born between (approximately) 1982-1992? It is its generation's Goonies where everyone in a certain age saw it and loved it but it's appeal seems lost on everyone outside of that general age range (unless maybe you really love Looney Tunes or something).
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    Episode 218.5 - Minisode 218.5

    If the person is really Michael Bay, I'm down with them doing it. That would be awesome and could only get better if Michael Bay were the guest for the episode.
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    Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

    I like the Fast and Furious movies as much as the hosts. If you're not on board with the series, this won't win you over. I liked this okay but it's definitely sillier than the main series. It plays to Rock and Statham's personalities but maybe too much in my opinion.
  13. I didn't have any plans on rewatching this for the first time in 20+ years but this episode sold me on visiting it again. I'm very curious how I'll view this as an adult.
  14. Can we get a Team Fred/Team Sanity poll on this thread?
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    Episode 218.5 - Minisode 218.5

    My perception is that I'd compare him to Yahoo Serious but even less impact. A foreign novelty comedian who had one failed movie I'm the early 90s and seemingly disappeared back to his home country. Before this movie was announced, I could not have named Rik Mayall and wouldn't recognized on sight even though I'd seen Drop Dead Fred multiple times as a kid. I'm mildly surprised to hear he was a legend in the UK and I'm (mildly) familiar with at least big name British comedians from 80s-90s.
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