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Posts posted by DanEngler

  1. More than anything, watching this reinforced my belief that all of George Lucas's great successes were thanks to someone preventing him from shooting himself in the foot. Left to his own devices, he makes dumb decisions like tacking on the tone-deaf epilogue. Coppola script-doctored American Graffiti, Marcia Lucas's steady hand rescued A New Hope from incomprehensible gibberish, and Irvin Kershner prevented the Star Wars franchise from CFIT. Ditto Spielberg and Indiana Jones.

    As far as coming-of-age tales go, American Graffiti feels like the promise that the future once held in my youth, whereas The Last Picture Show feels like the grim reality I should have expected. I rated both of them 4/5 stars on Letterboxd. Breaking Away isn't on the AFI list yet it sits at the exact midpoint between them.

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  2. 5 hours ago, taylorannephoto said:

    Oh my god that's so beautiful though! I truly went back and forth about something simple vs a realistic portrait but honestly there's this tattoo artist that does some of the best portrait work I've ever seen. So I've decided to save my money to travel to him!

    Wow, those are so good that I worry I'd travel all the way to Belgium only to discover they were photoshopped!

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  3. 1 hour ago, taylorannephoto said:

    I've been planning on a Marilyn tattoo for quite some time, and I want it done absolutely the best it could possibly be so I gotta start saving a tooon of money for it lol.

    You say this and all I can picture is something like comedian/podcaster Erin McGathy's Julie Andrews tattoo.

  4. I watched Some Like It Hot without knowing about any behind-the-scenes drama and I was taken aback by how great Marilyn's performance was. Not "coaxed into competence by a brilliant man-director and clever editing" great, not "playing a silly caricature like in All About Eve", but instead fully-realized humanity on display. And, for the first time, I understand the Marilyn Monroe mythos/fell in love with her a little. In comparison, Jack Lemmon is not nearly as sympathetic as he is in The Apartment (which I adore) and Tony Curtis is a straight-up dick (ahem, "cad") through most of the film.

    I was also surprised by how modern the movie feels. There were a handful of jokes that would have an edge to them even in 2019, so it was pretty astonishing to see them in a 1959 comedy.

    Twiddling my own personal bass fiddle, it was nice to finally learn the origins of the sample from this Lovage track:


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  5. Amy & Paul get cookin’ with 1959’s Billy Wilder gender-bending comedy Some Like It Hot! They learn why the film’s final line was controversial, ask if films about cross-dressing still need to be made, and dive into Marilyn Monroe’s troubled history with Hollywood. Plus: Mira Sorvino discusses getting into Marilyn’s head to star in “Norma Jean & Marilyn.”

    What sort of American Graffiti would you draw? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall

  6. You posted this once in General Podcasting and I let it ride. Then you started spamming multiple unrelated forums with this same message (and apparently emailing it to Earwolf staff) and I was forced to clean up your mess. If you can't engage respectfully, I recommend moving on.

  7. 42 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    I really hope this is site wide and a bunch of people never see this thread. They'll always wonder "why is hedgehog a reaction?"

    They should be available everywhere. I'm honestly torn between wanting to use the hedgehog for its intended purpose and ONLY using hedgehogs from now on.

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  8. 42 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    I don’t feel like any of my options to recognize what you’re saying (i.e smiley faced “likes”) are really appropriate, but I just wanted you all to know that hear all of you.

    After considering many options for a symbol of "friendly encouragement about thorny issues", I've added a new reaction type that I hope everyone will find suitable.

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  9. While I have my own relatively mundane story about the choir director at my church (who later served a lengthy jail sentence for plying other teenage boys with alcohol and smut), I was thankfully old enough and cynical enough to see the writing on the wall and extricate myself from that nightmare-in-the-making. But I wanted to take a moment to say I'm glad all of you are here and able to turn this terrible movie into a net positive. ❤️

    And, if we're talking Spike Jonze dance videos, to share the greatest perfume ad of all time:


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  10. 11 minutes ago, DoubleJ said:

    Hey Guys,

    I know this is really late in the game but I wanted to prep and watch the movie saw this thread, checked out the link and password but it’s not working for me. It keeps asking me for the password. I understand its supposed to be “Bonkers” but it’s not working. Any other ways to see the movie in Canada ?

    Make sure you enter the password in all lowercase.

  11. FWIW, here's what Engineer Brett posted on the Earwolf subreddit:


    I know the news is a bummer for some of you. It basically came down to Stitcher Premium or the end of Who Charted. This allows Howard and I to carry on the show, and gives him the freedom to create more great stuff in the future. Ideas are brewing!

    The chartists mean the world to us, some of you have been supporting us for nearly a decade at this point. For those already subscribed to Stitcher Premium, this won’t feel like much of a change. For the rest, I hope you consider getting the free trial, I think you’ll find that SP has thousands of hours of Earwolf gold that makes it extremely worth it. Thank you for sticking with us!

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  12. 4 hours ago, Kickpuncher said:

    if I'm subscribing for a year at a time, I'd like to have some assurance that the shows I listen to will actually still be around.  After ~2 years of subscribing, I've listened to everything in the back catalog that I want to listen to, and at that point, I think it's really debatable as to whether it's good value for money.

    That's fair. One benefit of both Stitcher and Patreon is that the monthly fee grants you access to the entire back catalog, so someone could theoretically move the same $5 charge to a different subscription every month and binge on the new content there. That's too much administrative overhead for me, so I've deliberately adjusted my TV/movie/live event habits to afford multiple audio subscriptions instead.

  13. 1 hour ago, Moeron87 said:

    Signed up to the forum after listening for 6-7 years... super bummed that Howard Kremer will not be apart of my weekly life... so disappointed the one of the OG shows is going behind the paywall completely... how long before CBB is going behind a paywall? Can ya give me like a months heads up? This fuxking sucks.... but I guess I get it.... it’s a fucking money maker nowadays.

    It's a bummer, but Stitcher Premium is a way to keep shows alive when they don't publish often enough or have enough listeners to attract advertisers. The same thing happened with With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Raised by TV, and The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project. Howard was probably presented with the option of either moving to Premium or being canceled altogether, and he chose to keep making the show for fans willing to pay a small amount to subscribe.

    In my opinion (as someone who does not work for Earwolf) Stitcher Premium is worth $5/month solely to not have to listen to 5+ ads on every episode of CBB and HDTGM. But you also get access to a lot of exclusive shows like the CBB live tour, Threedom, Andy Daly's new The Great American Cabinet Of Curiosities, the Hollywood Handbook Pro Version, stand-up albums, and more stuff than you could possibly listen to in one lifetime. It's a pretty great value if you can fit it into your budget.

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  14. 4 hours ago, k.fow said:

    The link doesn't seem to be working for me. Seems like a bad choice to choose a movie not easily available for the country the live show is in..

    What happens when you follow the link? I'm prompted to enter the password and, when I do, the video player appears.

    As far as the movie selection goes, they probably verified that it was available for free on Prime without realizing that different Amazon regions have different streaming rights, an honest mistake for which they provided a workaround.

  15. 2 minutes ago, dorrk said:

    Is there any news about a follow-up to the (hopefully) first season of this show? I've been anticipating watching the entire Halloween series for the first time along with Gourley and Rust, and if they're going to do it this year, they would need to be starting around now to have it end near Oct. 31.

    I just heard Rust on the Movies that Made Me podcast, and was disappointed that there was no announcement.

    Listen to Matt's recent episode of Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend. I don't remember if an exact date was mentioned, but there's more coming.