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    Duck Soup

    Listened to this episode today and something that stuck out to me that I didn't see mentioned here was the lack of a romance plot as compared to the other Marx Bros movies and like Paul, I usually would check out when those plots came on screen. I think for me, the reason is because they feel so useless to the main plot. They could be lifted out and you're not losing anything. Animal Crackers is great and funny, but the romantic subplot is so boring that it could be lifted from the movie and you're not missing anything. The lack of one in Duck Soup I think helps the story flow so much better because you're not stopping everything for 2 bland characters making moon eyes at each other. The one time I feel the romance works, ironically, is in the other Marx Bros movie on the AFI list, A Night At The Opera. The reason I think it works better there is that the romantic characters are actually woven into the main plot with the Marx Bros. There's a camaraderie amongst those characters. That helps a lot. It's not perfect, but they at least kind of matter. I'll also give Zeppo a little due. His best laugh was in Animal Crackers when Groucho has him take a letter and after rambling on as only he can, Zeppo admits that he didn't think anything Groucho said was important so he omitted it from the letter. That got a genuine laugh from me.
  2. I got the impression WHM was more of a desk jockey and the dirty cops seemed to be in narcotics so it's possible he wouldn't have known her especially if she was from a different precinct. I do love how WHM is much older, had not seen much action in his years on the force, and was very much thinking about retirement, but he's a perfect shot. Is able to leap through the air and aim and fire his gun perfectly, he beats up a guy at least 15 years his junior, and even knows how he can distract Bayback in the house by knocking over the fish bowl and he's able to slide out from cover to do it. For having never needed to even draw his weapon in 27 years, he displayed skills that John Wick would be impressed by. Also, I could listen to Los Angelino Jason Statham for hours!
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    Commando (1985)

    This IMO is peak Arnold. Everything there is to love about Arnold and his movies is perfectly represented in this big, dumb, stupid, funny movie.
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    Titanic

    So way late to this party, but I'm generally late to the Unspooled party anyway. Bill Paxton actually did a skit on SNL that was about this and he starts berating her when she hems and haws about where the diamond is. Her granddaughter even yells at her for sitting on a multi-million dollar diamond the whole time. It was very funny. I think Titanic is good, but it has flaws. I think everything about the ship and the sinking is amazing. The movie makes you feel like you are right there on the ship as everything is happening. The antithesis of that I feel is the love story. It feels too derivative compared to how innovative the actual sinking of the ship feels. Jack and Rose actually disappear for much of the sinking and I feel the movie is at its strongest at that moment. Personally, I felt aside from Rose and Victor Garber's character, all the other characters felt so flat. We know who they are, but that's it. We can identify them and that's all. It's nice, but I wouldn't mind a little more dimension aside from Cal and Lovejoy who devolve into cartoon characters. Ultimately, I do feel the positives outweigh the negatives of the movie.
  5. So I've done a search of this forum and did not see this so I am soooooo recommending this!!! I am watching it right now and it is just insane. All the 3 Ninjas movies are bad and deserve to be done, but this one is maybe the most insane. Just to give you all a taste: -The evil henchmen think nothing of full on assaulting and even trying to MURDER children. -At a pizza parlor, the henchmen out their hands on a little girl, shove her, throw her to the ground, pour beer all over her and this only gets them some mild stern looks from other adults. It's only 3 children that come to this girl's aid. -Said little girl decides that these 3 young boys are exactly who she needs to rescue her kidnapped father. -There's a Native American story that is handled about as tastefully as you would expect. -The 3 Ninjas are at one point dressed totally in Native American clothing and it feels way more offensive then when Zack Morris dressed as an Indian for his school project. I feel like I am watching a literal hate crime and I have 45 minutes left of this movie.
  6. Honestly shocked they didn't talk more about the gas station clerk. That seemed like a character they'd talk about for like 10 minutes. He just buys MJH's BS line about taking him to the lake for a sex weekend and he returns with sex cuffs?! In the box sex cuffs too so they weren't something in the lost & found. He either sells sex toys or those were his own. Then when Mario Lopez comes back to the store, the clerk recognizes him and make that weird air humping move! Also, did anyone else think Lopez's "love" for MJH was just pity based? He sees how badly she's treated by her family, sees her getting just reamed by her parents on Christmas, then to help get them off her case a little he PROPOSES to her! They don't find love, he has extreme pity for her. I'd even bet he found out no one wanted to buy her terrible painting and bought it to make her feel better.
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    Episode 203.5 - Minisode 203.5

    It was said her brother had a girlfriend and they treat her sister like she's totally perfect, so I think MJH wanted someone to sort of deflect her parents judgement. Seriously though, the way this family treats her, I wonder why she even wants to spend time with these terrible terrible people. Twice so far her mom has accused her of trying to ruin Christmas. Also, are we not going to talk about the pervy gas station attendant who has sex cuffs for sale(?) at hi gas station in the middle of nowhere?
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    Psycho

    I remember seeing this in full for the first time for a film class I had in college and I still remember seeing that shower scene and when you see the door silently open behind Marion, there was this guy sitting up in the front of the class and when that door opened, he loudly said "Oh hell no!" That always speaks to me how effective that scene is that it still gets people to this day.
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