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  1. Superman is much better. James Bond does not stop bullets with his hand... not yet anyway. Q get to work!
  2. Sadly Japanese doesn't work that way, but their weird katakana English does so they could have done ザ・ワイルド・スピード "The Wild Speed". I just like the idea that it's one guy that's slowly giving up. "What are we going to do? They can't be that many more of these right so this is the MAX. Wait there is another? Surely this is the last MEGA MAX! What? Another? Fuck. They're going to Europe in it? Okay like Tokyo Drift this one can be EUROPE MISSION! Another? For Pete's sake. The big scene is jumping out of a plane? SKY MISSION! ANOTHER?!?! For the love of... where is that trailer... look a sub in ice... ICE BREAK! Fuck it, I'm going home now!"
  3. It's time for... How Did This Get Named? So as some of you might be aware and I mentioned last time they did one of these movies the franchise in Japan is not called Fast & Furious. Rather it is called "Wild Speed" which, if I have to take a side, is a better name. So as the series went on they just attached the 2 and Tokyo Drifter to the movies. Easy peasy. However the Fast movies are always clever with their titles and that kind of clever doesn't translate when the name has already been changed. So Fast & Furious the forth became Wild Speed Max. This was followed by Mega Max, Euro Mission, Sky Mission, and the latest being Wild Speed Ice Break. Now Hobbs and Shaw is coming out so what to do about the name? Well throw the Wild Speed in there so they know it's part of the franchise but people might not know who Hobbs and Shaw are. You are taking two unlikely people and putting them together. It's like surf and turf so some other unlikely... I got it! We shall call the movie... Wild Speed Super Combo! So actually I went to a special midnight screening of the movie. In Japan for big movies usually on opening night you get little bits and bobs. For example I got a poster for Rogue One, a Hulk weeble for Endgame, and a Deadpool key chain for Deadpool. My present for attending the midnight screening of the show was this shiny massive sticker. It's exclusive to the Kansai area as well so suck it Tokyo! Here's the thing, I don't really have anywhere to put it but it is a collectors item. However, if Tall John or Jason would like to give this sticker a loving home I'd be more than willing to send it their way.
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    HDTGM movie defenders

    Cameron and Cowboys & Aliens sitting in a tree....
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    Episode 219.5

    Possible explanation for the Bruce Willis story! So in this week's Unspooled episode for The Maltese Falcon, Paul is talking about how they had numbers they'd cite for certain scenes they wanted. A number 5 was an explosive shouting match. Maybe that was the number 5 that was alluded to?
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    HDTGM movie defenders

    I just started looking through a list of films that fall into this criteria and I think the hardest thing is more so defining "genuinely like." For example, Warcraft falls into this. Now I didn't like a lot of the movie but I genuinely enjoyed the stuff with the Orcs. I thought that half of the film was enjoyable and well done while the rest was a bit of a slog. Would I watch the movie again? Probably not. Would I say I genuinely like it though? I don't know. I wouldn't say I hated it but I wouldn't defend it if somebody was talking shit about it. It's a firm "fine" does that relate to genuinely like though? Cowboys & Aliens also falls into this. They were movie that were fine but I care nothing about. I guess that's genuinely liking it then is it? So based on that here are the movies I would say I enjoyed (not it a so bad it's good way which eliminates a lot) that match this criteria: Redline, Super, MacGruber, Pandorum, Open Windows, Cooties, Deadgirl, Friday the 13th, Hot Rod, Reno 911: Maimi Beach, Saw, Eight Legged Freaks, Jackass The Movie, Wet Hot American Summer, and I'm sure some others I just missed. So that's a lot of things I was a fan of, comedies which are highly subjective and horror movies which generally don't get reviewed as well and are more niche. Can't say I'm all too surprised.
  7. Ah, I get that except I think "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" people knew they were making a legit bad movie.
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    Episode 219.5

    As I Canadian I also feel I must chime in about poutine. I love it. My last trip back home I think I ate it once everyday or every other day a decision which will surely take 2 years off my life. However, so many people just hear about it and think they got it or can do it. It's not that simple. It's not just any cut of fry, thickness of gravy, or cheese. No. It has to be the right kind of fry, a rich thick gravy and real cheese curds. There are places here that try to make it but use wedge fries and shredded cheese. It's just wrong. The only thing that can be added to poutine and keep it poutine is Montreal smoked meat. When you start doing chilli poutin, curry chicken poutine, or things like that you're just putting stuff on fries and you are losing what makes poutine poutine. Poutine is rich, heavy, and unhealthy but so good and maybe like The Goonies, something that can only truly be appreciated on your geological place of birth. As dumb as it sounds and even though they aren't quite the right kind of fry, Costco actually does decent poutine.
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    Episode 219.5

    I gotta echo a few things already said. Picking Jason Lives is a very odd choice. It's easily one of the best ones because it is more self aware and tries to have some fun. Yes it's the one that turns him into a zombie but at the same time it matches the tone of what they were going for. I think the only Jason movies worth talking about are Manhattan, Jason Lives and Jason X. I mean the rest are just "yep, they had no money and looks cheap." I guess you could do five in a stretch but there are other far worse and more HDTGM horror films out there. Also Fateful Findings is rough. I mean rough. It is the kind of movie that makes Birdemic look well acted, scripted and shot. Neil Breen is something they need to cover because his movies and himself are extremely... Breen. There is no other word for it. Just approach cautiously. I'm born in 1983 which makes me born between Gen X and Millennial on the timeline of things (though I do identify more with Millennial because computers were a big part of my childhood). As I result I can say I enjoy Goonies because it takes me back to watching movies on TV on weekend afternoons. As an adult I realize a lot of the movie's problems but Chunk's movie theater story will always make me smile. As far as Space Jam goes I remember seeing it in theaters. I remember enjoying it. I remember being confused by Lola Bunny but that's about where my memories end. I liked it. I for sure didn't love it or want to watch it all the time. I preferred to watch Tiny Toons or Animaniacs at the time or even the old classic WB cartoons. I also wasn't into basketball at all but of course knew Michael Jordan so that might have something to do with it as well.
  10. I know there were also musical for Jaws, Re-Animator, and Evil Dead. I don't think any of those ever made it to Broadway though.
  11. No we haven't. We haven't even done Rocky Horror. Again Shock Treatment for me doesn't fully work either. I think the reason Rocky Horror works is that it was an actual stage production. They put it up, and tested it. It was also structured more like a traditional musical. Shock Treatment and Captain Invincible were just made straight into movies and kinda lost something as a result.
  12. I can see that. It's that general vibe of "Let's take this old thing and make it a camp musical" that made it feel Rocky Horror to me. That and Christopher Lee's number with the dancers.
  13. Okay there might be an easier answer to this but I started checking out in the last third but who was the mole on the inside? After the vacuum shop set up they go back to the base and everybody is tied up and laughing they suspect a mole on the inside. Did they ever reveal who it was? I remember him talking to the President later and the conversation was odd. Was he suppose to be the mole?
  14. I really liked it overall. You should stick with it.
  15. YES! I was starting to wonder if the entire movie was going to be told via news clips because once the newsreels finish he's interviewed on the evening news as well.
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