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  1. chaplinatemyshoe

    Episode 187 - Beautiful Creatures

    Nothing makes me feel quite as old as hearing people call Jeremy Irons a poor man's Rickman. Irons was arguably the best actor working for a stretch in the late 80s/early 90s before he burnt out.
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    Episode 187 - Beautiful Creatures

    He was genuinely great in Hail, Caesar! and pretty good in Stoker and Blue Jasmine. I mean, if anyone wants to know why comedic directors would cast him as a young Han Solo, they need to see him in Hail, Caesar!
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    Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)

    Bumping this recommendation. This movie is amazing. It's Southern Gothic transported to the northeast by way of kinda gross swingers.
  4. I mean...subjectively you're right. But objectively, we're talking about my opinion which is also subjective. I think the first Hobbit film is the best of those six. I like the cast, the stakes, the scope, the storytelling techniques more than anything in the LOTR trilogy. And then it sort of just becomes lesser LOTR as that trilogy goes on. But it's all the elements I disliked about the original trilogy sneaking in that bored me about the Hobbit movies. I'm just not a Tolkein fan. Don't like his vision. Don't like his view of the world. Don't like how sexless everything is. But I get that others do like him and his work, in this case adapted to the screen, and I try my best to appreciate what's there for me to like about those movies. And frankly, there's not a big gap between The Hobbit and LOTR for me, personally. I know it's popular to hate on The Hobbit because it feels dated, but honestly, LOTR feels dated as fuck to me to now. Its view of the world feels pretty goddamn basic.
  5. I'm voting Fellowship. These movies aren't really my thing. I tolerate them more than I do enjoy them. But I think Fellowship did a really good job of tapping into the cultural dread that permeated everything in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. I don't think it's a mistake that the franchise caught on when it did, and I'm kind of skeptical the franchise would have been met with the same larger fan fare or critical acclaim in almost any other time (as witnessed by the way everyone shrugged off The Hobbit which is in many ways equal to LOTR in quality of storytelling, scope, acting, etc). So as a cultural artifact of a specific time and place, I vote Fellowship. Because let's be real, the 900 endings in ROTK are completely intolerable unless you're emotionally invested in every single storyline. It is fan service of the highest wankery order.
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    Future of the Show?

    Yeah. My personal Canon is really different from the show's. Listening the podcast is more just an excuse to revisit movies worth watching then seeing all the great conversation the movie spurs, both in the podcast and on the forum.
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    Future of the Show?

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    Future of the Show?

    I remember when I had my first beer too.
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    Future of the Show?

    Skillset is good. What MTV has going on in their podcast network in general is pretty good. Really dig the mix of talent they have working over there.
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    Episode 145.5 - Minisode 145.5

    Glad to see them finally do a Dreamcatcher episode. So much in this movie to riff on, you could probably do two episodes on it alone. Plus, the Blake Harris piece on this one could be pretty goddamn beautiful. Now excuse me while I go to my memory warehouse to prepare for the coming glory of this episode.
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    Future of the Show?

    I'm cool with a guest host format if Amy wants to keep doing the show. I think that probably makes the most sense while Devin sorts through whatever is going on in his personal life and they can make a more formal decision about his departure. Either way, I really enjoy listening to Amy talk about movies, so I'm cool listening to the show reformatted around just her.
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    Knock Out Poll (Unofficial!)

    Cannibal Holocaust is a Mondo film. Mondo films had been around since the early 60s. If anything, the movie was at the tail end of that genre's run. So the whole argument for the movie being ahead of the curve on the found footage thing is really hollow to me.
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    Homework: A Face in the Crowd (1957)

    If you guys want a decent Lonesome Rhodes 1:1, he already won the presidency 36 years ago. Trump and Palin are just pale comparisons.
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    Episode 96: THE BAD SEED

    So I voted no. The movie is not quite in my sweet spot enough to put it over the top into the Canon. That said, I enjoyed the re-watch, and I have to say this might have been the first time the discussion almost pushed my vote the other direction. You all made a lot of really great points and it was fun to hear you guys break the movie down in the context of the evil kid genre. I kind of wish this had been a versus episode with Mommie Dearest. While I like evil kid movies too, I think there's a ton of problematic projection going on in a lot of movies where adults are ascribing grown up motivations to kids whose brains really aren't developed enough to totally get what they're doing. And you see a lot of shitty abusive parents project their own anxieties upon what their kids are doing and use that as an excuse to inflict emotional and physical abuse. And I think Mommie Dearest serves as a similarly camp contrast to the evil kid story and provides an easy breezy point of comparison to something like The Bad Seed. All that is to say, I bet Joan Crawford really loved the fuck out of The Bad Seed.
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    Knock-Out Suggestions

    Maybe...but last year was sort of an asterisk year because Fury Road would have probably easily have won if they hadn't put it up in a versus earlier in the year. Plus, Creed vs. Chi-raq...not sure what Devin and Amy were thinking in general. Both movies were fine, but it felt like they were both reaching a little bit with those choices. It's certainly possible, but it's hard to imagine a scenario where people are looking back on 2015 years from now and choosing those movies as defining the cinematic year.
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