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  1. RyanSz

    HDTGM and the Oscars

    Country Bears Winner Elton John for The Lion King Nominated Willie Nelson for Honeysuckle Rose
  2. During the discussion of Virtuosity it was brought up that both the main stars of the film were A-list Oscar winners and the question was brought up if this film had the most Oscar recipients. So I decided to start compiling a list of nominees and winners in HDTGM films. Names that I looked at were the actors, director, producers, and writers, but those names may not have won in those categories i.e. Justin Timberlake being nominated for Best Song but he acted in The Love Guru. If a person has both won an Oscar but has been nominated other times, I am only listing the win. I'm about 1/6th the way through the episode list, but will be continually working on it. Burlesque Nominated –Stanley Tucci for Lovely Bones Winner – Cher for Moonstruck Season of the Witch Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Old Dogs Nominated – John Travolta for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction Matt Dillon for Crash Winner – Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting Last Airbender Nominated – M. Night Shaymalan for The Sixth Sense Dev Patel for Lion Frank Marshall for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Sam Mercer for The Sixth Sense Drive Angry Nominated –Michael De Luca for The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Battlefield Earth Nominated – John Travolta for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction Winner – Roger Christian for Star Wars: A New Hope Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland All About Steve Nominated –Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, American Sniper, American Hustle Thomas Haden Church for Sideways Winner – Sandra Bullock – The Blindside Sucker Punch – None Fast Five – None Mac and Me – None The Tourist Nominated – Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl Graham King for Hugo and The Aviator Won – Angelina Jolie for Girl, Interrupted Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck for The Lives of Others Graham King for The Departed Christopher McQuarrie for The Usual Suspects Julian Fellows for Gosford Park The Love Guru Nominated – Michael De Luca for The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips Justin Timberlake for Trolls Winner – Ben Kingsley for Ghandi Crank High Voltage Won – Tom Rosenberg for Million Dollar Baby Green Lantern Nominated – Angela Bassett for What’s Love Got to Do With It Michael Clarke Duncan for The Green Mile Taika Waititi for Two Cars, One Night Winner – Tim Robbins for Mystic River, Geoffrey Rush for Shine The Back-Up Plan Nominated – Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids Won – Steve Tisch for Forrest Gump Skyline None Gigli Won – Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting and Argo Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman Christopher Walken for The Deer Hunter The Wicker Man Nominated – James Franco for 127 Hours Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Punisher: War Zone Nominated – Lexi Alexander for Johnny Flynton I Know Who Killed Me None Leprechaun in the Hood None The Room None Superman 3 Nominated – David Newman for Bonnie and Clyde Jackie Cooper for Skippy Annette O’Toole for A Mighty Wind Robert Vaughn for The Young Philadelphians Catwoman Nominated – Sharon Stone for Casino Winner – Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball Jingle All the Way Nominated – Chris Columbus for The Help Michael Barnathan for The Help Twilight Breaking Dawn part 1 Nominated – Anna Kendrick for Up In the Air Won – Bill Condon for Gods and Monsters Crank Won – Tom Rosenberg for Million Dollar Baby Trespass Win – Irwin Winkler for Rocky Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Nicole Kidman for The Hours Cool as Ice None
  3. RyanSz

    Godsend (2004)

    Replicas is fairly boring, I had a chance to watch it last week during my lunch break as it was on the prison's movie channel. It is interesting in that you're seeing a person do whatever they can to regain the family taken from them by pure chance, but then it mostly focuses on the corporate espionage angle of it all rather than his family finding out they are clones, and that he had to make a real Sophie's Choice about who he saves. It is kind of the better version of this film, albeit more of a sci-fi film rather than the suspense/horror this was going for.
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    Godsend (2004)

    This actually had a decent premise but was just fumbled at the one yard line. I didn't have a problem with how fast and loose they were with the science or the fact a big part of the plan working is the parents straight up leaving their old lives to have this clone child, but no explanation of how they accomplish that, but then with the focus shifting to De Niro's crazy obsessive scientist character and what his real goals were it just went off the rails. I feel that the makers of Replicas saw this film and said to themselves afterwards, "we could make a better movie out of that."
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    Holy shit this movie goes into Matrix sequel levels of crazy.
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    Since I know what the twist is for this film I'm watching under the pretense to see the clues of it and from the FIRST SCENE I'm catching the clues, mainly because of how many years I've spent partaking in what that twist is. It's actually not a terrible clue, but the movie built around it is dogshit. And holy shit do they love going The Devil's Advocate route with their overuse of fuck, plus I was not expecting MM to be a part time hooker to help pay for his gas and first mate.
  7. I had once looked up the various Rotten Tomatoe scores for the movies done by the show and realized that the show has really spread itself across the spectrum of movies and their critical reviews. So I have updated the initial list up to the current listed upcoming episodes and I gotta say some of these scores were surprising, for both high and low scores. It's also good to see such a great spread of movies in comparison to other podcasts that seem to just choose low hanging fruit or current dreck. Burlesque - 36% Season of the Witch - 10% Old Dogs - 5% Last Airbeder - 6% Drive Angry - 46% Battlefield Earth - 2% All About Steve - 6% Sucker Punch - 23% Fast Five - 78% Mac and Me - 0% Tied for Lowest The Tourist - 20% The Love Guru - 14% Crank 2: High Voltage - 64% Green Lantern - 26% The Back-Up Plan - 19% Skyline - 15% Gigli - 7% The Wicker Man - 15% Punisher: War Zone - 27% I Know Who Killed Me - 9% Leprechaun in the Hood - 33% The Room - 35% Superman III - 24% Catwoman - 9% Jingle All the Way - 17% Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 24% Crank - 61% Trespass - 10% Cool As Ice - 8% Birdemic - 20% 88 Minutes - 5% Abduction - 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash - 6% Tiptoes - 29% On the Line - 19% Speed 2: Cruise Control - 2% Bad Ass - No Score Godzilla - 26% Judge Dredd - 18% Spiderman 3 - 63% (actually shocked by this one) Batman & Robin - 12% Wild Wild West - 21% Jaws 4: The Revenge - 0% Tied for Lowest Road House - 43% Barb Wire - 29% Super Mario Bros. - 13% Sleepaway Camp - 70% (shocked by this as well) Cobra - 13% Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - 48% Liz and Dick - 40% Reindeer Games - 25% Anaconda - 38% The Odd Life of Timothy Green - 38% The Devil's Advocate - 66% Nothing But Trouble - 9% From Justin to Kelly - 10% In the Name of the King - 4% Spice World - 29% Street Fighter - 12% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - 4% Joyful Noise - 33% Fast & Furious 6 - 69% After Earth - 11% Howard the Duck - 14% Demolition Man - 64% Sharknado - 82% (wow, really?) Over the Top - 36% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - 11% Gymkata - 18% The Glimmer Man - 13% Toys - 26% Congo - 22% Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 33% Daredevil - 44% Fair Game - 13% Hudson Hawk - 24% Crossroads - 14% Deck the Halls - 6% Jack Frost - 20% Mortal Kombat - 33% Double Team - 11% Winter's Tale - 13% No Holds Barred - 11% Color of Night - 22% Ernest Goes to Jail - 13% Easy Rider: the Ride Back - no critic reviews, 29% audience score Mr. Nanny - 7% Gooby - 20% Sharknado 2 - 59% Staying Alive - 0% (surprised this had such a low score) Glitter - 7% Temptation - 15% Monkey Shines - 52% Rhinestone - 15% LOL - 17% A View to A Kill -34% Junior - 32% Xanadu - 39% Tango and Cash - 34% Zardoz - 44% Safe Haven - 12% Deep Blue Sea - 56% Lake Placid - 39% Con Air - 55% Face/Off - 92% Highest The Island of Dr. Moreau - 23% Hercules in New York - 17% Jupiter Ascending - 25% TMNT 2 - 33% Runaway - 44% Sharknado 3 - 34% Top Dog - 0% Lowest Theodore Rex - no critic score, 21% audience score Furious 7 - 81% Maximum Overdrive - 17%
  8. RyanSz

    How quickly do tickets normally sell out?

    Oh I'm definitely wearing my HDTGM Battle of the Bands shirt.
  9. This falls under the category of weird Schwarzenegger team ups, this one featuring Jim Belushi. The first 10 minutes alone feature Arnold fighting what appears to be an Asian/Latino man portraying a Russian steelworker inside a bathhouse while all combatants are only wearing what amounts to a dish towel covering their junk. Then the next scene has Arnold ripping a guy's wooden leg off to reveal that he is hiding a Tony Montana level of cocaine in it.
  10. Shit you're right, though they are pretty interchangeable with how they came out around the same time and both are god awful.
  11. I remember going to it the first couple times I went to Disneyland, the first time I was in awe basically because I was 4-5, the second time I thought it was okay, but realized it was more for younger kids. Also, I remember when this came out my younger cousins fucking LOVED this movie, to where it became their temporary new favorite that they would watch on constant loop, just after Shrek 2 and just before The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. Interestingly, when I was looking up info on this movie I saw that it was the third Disney film based on one of their attractions, behind the TV movie Tower of Terror and the horrible Gary Sinise/Don Cheadle film Red Planet, which I didn't even realize was somehow connected to anything Disney.
  12. RyanSz

    How quickly do tickets normally sell out?

    That was weird as hell because it finally showed up today for me and I was able to get it. I see the show is listed at running from 7-9, assuming they add another show to the night how far in advance do they list tickets for that?
  13. RyanSz

    How quickly do tickets normally sell out?

    I tried getting tickets to the Berkeley show as it's the closest one to me and it looks sold out already, and because I can't bring a cell phone into the prison where I work for some reason, I had no way of getting onto the ticketmaster site as it' s blocked on my work computer. Damn grownup job with all its rules.
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    Trailer Talk

    A trailer finally came out for this Vertigo comic from a couple years ago and I'm very interested in how they handle this, especially with how good the comic was, although it does look like they will keep this dark and serious like the comic. Interesting to see Tiffany Haddish in this as it's her first dramatic role that I can recall and a period piece at that.
  15. Sorry but you forgot Hercules also had to defeat Kratos. Also I find it incredible looking at how different the careers of Ferrigno and Arnold Schwarzenegger are, consider they were fairly similar at the start. Both were Mr. Universe before going into acting, despite neither of them being able to accurately spit out their lines and both have played Hercules as one of their earlier roles, but that's where it ends as Ferrigno became a kitchy actor to hire for odd roles while Arnold became one of the biggest movie stars in history. Also in regards to the comment about not being able to pull off a plot twist in the first act of a film, I think there are a couple instances in film history where that's been able to happen, albeit with help from the films marketing, Scream being a prime example in that basically everything from the posters to the trailers would have you think that the biggest name in the film Drew Barrymore was the lead character, only to see her die in the first ten minutes of the movie. Another example would be the recent bomb Life Itself which focused promotional material on the movie being a romantic drama about Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde, when in actuality
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    John Wick 3

    I love that they announced John Wick 4 as soon as the opening box office earnings were announced. May 21, 2021 can't come soon enough.
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    John Wick 3

    Also I love at how much they've expanded the roles of Lance Reddick and Ian McShane over the last two films, especially Reddick who most people don't realize can be really funny. I have to assume that he just submitted this video as his audition tape and that was all they needed.
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    John Wick 3

    Simple just use a laser pointer like so: Then once a muscle memory and command is in place, slowly remove the pointer.
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    John Wick 3

    The only thing I had issue with the film was a slight continuity error involving the marker John has, because at the end of JW 2 he is handed his marker from Winston with an urging to use it to help himself, but in the opening act of JW 3, he picks it up from a hiding place that he has. That and an unintentionally funny moment where there's about a couple minute run of Halle Berry in the gunfight in the trailer, and in the course of the time, she fires her pistol, with an assumed clip of 10-12 bullets at most, literally 35 times without reloading. I started wondering if she forgot to do so, or they shot the whole run thinking that they were going to clip around it with some of Wick's scenes to create the assumption that she was reloading when we didn't see her.
  20. RyanSz

    John Wick 3

    I just saw it and it was FUCKING AMAZING, easily some of the best fight scenes in the series, which somehow top the insanity of past films while still not coming off as cartoonish. Another plus is that they really improved on the humor used which works surprisingly well.
  21. Many won't try now out of fear of injuring their throwing arm and while spitballers have been out of the game for a while now there are still stories of pitchers going full Eddie Harris and covering their balls in various items to give them an edge, such as Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi who was caught having put what appeared to be a whole container of pine tar on the brim of his hat at a recent game.
  22. I think it's safe to say that we should add another item to the list of tropes of a bad movie, in having a couple in a movie together, because it never seems to work at best and is an utter disaster at worst, with rare exception. You have Getaway with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, Ben Affleck and JLO in Gigli and Jersey Girl, Affleck and Jennifer Garner in Daredevil, By the Sea with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard in Hit and Run, and many more.
  23. RyanSz

    Avengers: Endgame *SPOILERS*

    Yeah the ending involving Cap reminds me of the Denzel Washington film Deja Vu, wherein it's revealed over the course of the movie he's time traveled at least three times in order to prevent a terrorist attack from happening, he just doesn't realize it because his double is out of sight from him. This logic would work for Endgame in that Cap could be married to Peggy while still be unfrozen to lead the Avengers in the 2010s, but it doesn't explain what then happened to her entire history with her family unless in Winter Soldier was Old Cap hiding from Young Cap, or the fact that the biggest war hero of WWII all of a sudden was just hanging out after the war was over, I'm assuming someone in SHIELD like Coulson would have wondered how Cap could be unfrozen but also have been living in America from after the war until present time. In the end it's still not fully sitting well with the attempt at making rules while somewhat abiding by old rules and
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    Trailer Talk

    But I didn't mention anything about what the twist entailed in Captain Marvel and Mysterio has only been known as a villain in Spider-Man comics for the last 55 years, plus with MCU fans there is a certain formula to how their casts are used in solo films. Plus this is really my theory at the moment as the movie hasn't come out yet, and like I stated I wouldn't be surprised one way or another with how they go with it.
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    Ghost Ship (2002)

    The computer one is Virus with Jamie Lee Curtis and one of the Baldwins, the upside down one is I'm guessing Poseidon, and the tentacle is Deep Rising. All three great bad movies and each worthy of their own episode. That and the scene where Isaiah Washington falls to his death when he tries to buttfuck a female ghost, he literally watches her appear out of thin air and then falls through her as she bends over the open door of an elevator shaft. How else did he think that was going to play out?
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