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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    In a weirder twist, she has basically taken over the Meghan Markle female-lead role on Suits, adding to a the ever growing HDTGM-iverse. Also this is the SECOND time she's done a role like this, and recently as well as she played a very similar character in a movie called Home Sweet Hell and prior to that was doing Zzzquil commercials.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    So did anyone else see this as an allegory to Heigl's career? She started as a child/teen model, an industry with a strong emphasis on looks, and surprisingly earned a reputation as a difficult to work with due to stage parent mom who was also her manager, That reputation carried into her acting career where she did a variety of movies and shows, but nothing huge enough to get her continuous bigger roles. Then she lands Gray's Anatomy and earns heaps of praise and an Emmy, she even admitting during that speech that even her own mom/manager didn't think she was good enough to win. This basically has Hollywood needing to give her those bigger roles as the current "it" actress, akin to her getting an anchor baby to keep her husband in this movie. That eventually sours though as her prior reputation continues to cause her issues, like her various interviews about Knocked Up or how she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration because she didn't like the writing for Gray's Anatomy. Eventually she's leaving the show and doing flop after flop which pushes her outta sight of the casual TV/movie viewer, as her character also feels in this film, in what many saw along with the Emmy pulling out as a career suicide, which she does with literal suicide at the end of this. Or maybe I'm just punchy from getting home after midnight from the Berkeley show, trying to remember my correction and omission for when that episode comes out.
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    Trailer Talk

    Yeah the original is considered the first real slasher, but even then it was more suspenseful as you had no idea who the killer was or why they were doing it, even at the end of the movie. The remake from a decade ago tried to do some backstory but also went the straight up slasher route with it, and while I enjoy it as a guilty please it is by no means a good movie. With it being Blumhouse it looks like they got the rights incredibly cheap and decided to try it again to get at least some profit, but when you look at this trailer it completely gives the viewer no real reason to watch the movie in theaters because it gives away everything from who the bad guys are to what appears to be the final battle. The remake still worked because they put the right circumstances in it where IIRC there was a snowstorm making it difficult for anyone to get in or out, and there weren't many people around due to Christmas break, and the killers were using the phones of their victims so the other girls in the house had a reason to pick up the phone thinking it was another sorority sister or a boyfriend.
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    Trailer Talk

    I'll preface this by saying I love the original Black Christmas and enjoy the first remake as a guilty pleasure, but this one just isn't clicking with me. I don't know if it's because it completely gives away who the bad guys are with it's frat vs. sorority angle, or that it seems to have some supernatural tilt to the whole thing when the prior films had none it's just coming off as a studio buying the rights for a quick buck.
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    Ed (1996)

    I am amazed at how I wasn't terrified as a kid seeing this movie if only for the actor playing the chimp and the costume. This movie is straight up nightmare fuel.
  6. Yes original intent was bad films but if it never evolved, which it did very quickly, it would have never opened it up for great discussions like in the Punisher War Zone episode or the episode with Brian Taylor from Crank. If it had been just horrible, soul-crushing films like Ninja Terminator or Last Airbender, they'd have probably stopped years ago.
  7. To be fair that tagline for the forum has been there since the near beginning of the show, before it evolved into discussing "thank god this got made movies" like Face/Off, the Fast and Furious series, and Crank movies. Tex was one of the of the higher ups within the Family and was involved with both the Tate murders as well as the LaBianca murders that took place the next night and has been in prison since 71. Basically up to the twist, the movie was following history in who was going up to the Tate house that night and what they were planning on doing.
  8. I absolutely loved this movie and for me it didn't feel too long as it basically had the same tone and style for the majority of the film, outside of the ending. I'm honestly surprised that he didn't make this his final film since it's such a love letter to Hollywood's Golden Age, and it honestly amazes me at the incredible number of well known actors who were in this movie, many with zero lines, just to be in a QT movie. I was going thru the IMDB cast list for it and was stunned seeing the names mentioned and trying to go back in my head of where I might have seen them in the movie. If Brad Pitt doesn't get a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for this it would be a complete travesty, as it would if the young girl actress who talked to Leo on the Lancer set or Bella the dog as they were complete scene stealers. I will say it was weird watching this movie and its ending and realizing that on numerous occasions I was within arm's reach of Tex Watson because of my job, it was a instant thought that popped into my head as I was driving home that was a weird sense of unease. Though in usual QT fashion, I was laughing at the scene of the Family members fanboying out realizing that they were just yelled at by Leo's character who they watched on TV when they were kids, even though they were still trying to complete their given task.
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    Trailer Talk

    Oh yeah there is definitely a market for these films and they know when to put them out for maximum profit. There's a reason that these movies release around Easter, Christmas, or in times of the year when there is a lull for big releases. With It 2 coming out next week there wasn't anything big coming out outside of that Don't Let Go film, so this was a good time to release some generic preach film, and considering that these movies are like horror films in that they are cheap to make, the profit margin can be very high, meaning they get to keep making them.
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    Jacob's Ladder (2019)

    I didn't realize it was even close to coming out, thinking it would be an October release. I like that they've tried to update it but by making it a brotherly story rather than a single man's path through the aftermath of war, I'm wondering how many ways they can handle the twist that the viewer wouldn't already see coming.
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    Episode 221. The Hottie and the Nottie

    So from Wikipedia, for the release in the UK, posters were put out with the phrase "The Number One Film" but in very tiny print also wrote it was for the IMDB Bottom 100.
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    Episode 221. The Hottie and the Nottie

    So going through this movie it clearly pulled a lot of inspiration from other uncharacteristic romcoms like 10 Things I Hate About You/Taming of the Shrew, the stalkerness from There's Something About Mary, and even the song prior to guitar smash is basically a reworded version of Weird Al's "You Don't Love Me Anymore" where a guy is lamenting an ex who basically did everything outside of murder him to let him know that they were through. Also the mom and friend were definitely meant to be intimate with one another, if only going by the actor for Arno being THE Greg Wilson, and yes that is that fucker's actual stage name, because a guy like that would go for a character like this. Also, with the way guys stalk Paris Hilton in this movie, you could literally add a "X months later" followed by her final chase/death scene from House of Wax with one of the guy's names ADR'ed in as if she's hiding form him, and the movie's tone would not change and it would fit perfectly. Lastly I can at least give Cole Slawson some credit for trying in a making up a shitty cover name, unlike Peter Griffin who completely failed when put up to the task.
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    Trailer Talk

    What's always weird about these movies is they either get stars past their prime/heyday or they get actors who look similar enough to current actors to trick people into thinking that's who in the film, like I could have swore from looking at that image on the clip you posted that Issa Rae was in the movie along with a chunky Scott Foley.
  14. Are we really trying to find sense/rationality in a Fast and Furious movie?
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    The Banana Splits (2019)

    I saw the trailer a week or so before Comic Con where they were doing a panel for it and I thought it looked interesting albeit a clear grab at mixing a nostalgia show with Five Nights at Freddy's which still has a very strong pop culture following.
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