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Episode 61 — Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

The wonderful Kate Spencer joins us this week to discuss the Sylvester Stallone & Estelle Getty classic Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. We discuss everything from infant fetishizing, diaper nightmares, and the possibility that all the characters in the film have borderline personality disorder. Tune in to hear us try to make sense of a movie that Sylvester himself is ashamed of. Enjoy!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:56 AM

You guys were thinking of the Woody Allen movie Scoop. I saw it in theaters and yeah.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:02 AM

UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. Had any of you bothered spending even 15 minutes playing the original Stop or My Mom Will Shoot game for the SNES before watching this movie, all of the questions you had about the backstory would have been answered.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Ebert liked Cop and a Half.

One year after that "I'll be back" line in Stop! there was a Stallone Terminator poster in Last Action Hero (DO THAT MOVIE)

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:33 AM

Don't Stop or My Mom Will Shoot! is the name of my Don't Stop or We'll Die cover band.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

Wow this episode, like the last 6 or so, sucked. The show has devolved into all adverts, self promotion and no preparation. Wheres the insight? the love? the research? the reactions?

Sadly it feels like this is now just work for you guys and you pick the obvious movies a million podcasts have already done and done better with a guest who is more interesting in shilling their own projects than having any interest in the review. Remember the Sleepaway Camp episode.. that was great.. a movie few have seen is truly note worthy in it's awkward awfulness and you all had something to say about it.

Cut your losses and just do the live stuff where you excel with prepared material and you actually give a damn about the material and your audience once more.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

Also, whoever wrote that second amazon review doesn't know what words mean.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:57 AM

It actually makes sense that Estelle Getty would shoot the bad guy in the left shoulder. The first time she fires a gun (right after the titular line) she says "a little high and to the right, but not bad for a beginner." So, yeah, she's a lousy shot, but she's a consistently lousy shot.

But help me out. Why did the bad guy kill his henchman? I had so many problems with the logic of that scene. I would understand if he just doesn't want to pay him or share the money or if he wanted to punish the guy for failing, but none of that adds up. He wants to present the murder as a suicide, but really why bother? You're about to leave the country forever. No one's ever going to see you again. Why not just shoot the guy and dump his body somewhere? If the cops find it, who cares? You're gone! And if he wants to kill him so as not to pay his henchmen, why does he kill him using another henchman? Who was that guy?

Plus, we don't even see whether or not the suicide ruse works! We don't know if it was an attempt to trick the cops or a diabolically complex scheme to gradually lead the henchman over to the window to push him out.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:56 AM

It just seems hard to believe that of all the movies Roger Ebert hated with a passion, this would be #1. What is the likelihood that he hated this movie more than "I Spit on Your Grave" or "North"?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:58 AM

The most troubling part of this movie for me was mom not answering the phone at the beginning. It was like they were setting it up for her to be really curmudgeonly and a real ball buster but then she shows up and she is adoring and doting. I mean yeah she nags him but she clearly would be happy to make her entire life about her son so why wouldn't she answer the phone when he calls? It would have made more sense for him to be at the bar and for his mom to call him! But what in this movie makes sense?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:51 AM

june just killing the first five minutes lately

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

Jason's reactions to June this week were fucking classic.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:48 AM

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#14 imhatch

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

thus poste zarathustra

edit oh now that that post actually has content my post looks dumb. well then. ;(

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

yeah sorry link was wierd.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

Jason's high-pitched laughing gives me such joy!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

I did think it was interesting that Jo Beth Williams and Sylvester Stallone are very nearly the same age. So despite the weird sexism present in the movie, they did at least avoid the May-December trope.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Now it's time for...How Did This Get Bynes?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Kate Spencer didn't really have much to say. I like it better when the guest is someone who is really into the movie and knowledgable on the topic. I was really excited about this one, but... I don't know. I don't feel like it was very in depth. I am, however, interested in reading Save the Cat!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

View PostRichardsCopyCat, on 30 April 2013 - 08:42 AM, said:

Kate Spencer didn't really have much to say. I like it better when the guest is someone who is really into the movie and knowledgable on the topic.


I noticed that too, but I felt like June was on fire this episode so I didn't mind so much.