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Episode 147 - Gamer: LIVE!


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 10:52 PM

Recorded live from the world famous Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead and Emily V. Gordon of The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail join Paul and Jason to discuss the 2009 Neveldine/Taylor film Gamer. They’ll cover everything including Gerard Butler’s way to get a car starting, the Michael C. Hall dance sequence, Terry Crews baring all, and the potential Ludacris cross-over with Fast & Furious. Plus, we settle the really important parts of the film during Audience Q&A!


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 01:46 AM

I know it was only a joke on Emily's part, but I think Gerard Butler's relationship to alcohol is probably worth talking about. He was training to be a lawyer in Scotland before he wanted to be an actor, and seems to have been a functioning alcoholic - he was kicked off his training one week before he got his certificate, after an incident where he woke up in Paris, covered in blood, with no idea how he got there... He doesn't drink alcohol anymore.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:12 AM

I'd say Gamer has just one unforgivable sin. It made me feel bad for a character named Rick Rape. In the process of rescuing his wife from Society Gerard Butler unnecessarily kills Rick Rape. But what he is actually doing is killing the avatar not the bad person controlling him. And whoever the avatar was might have been in Society to raise money for orphans with 3rd degree burns or some other sad story on par with the Butler family.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:15 AM

Haven't listened to the end of the episode yet, so perhaps an audience member brings this up, but I think the female character says "Palindrome," because his name is Bob.

It's like the Prince song Bob George, where he says, "B-O-B. Spell that shit backwards what's it say? Same motherfucking shit."

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:45 AM

I watch every single movie from this podcast .. but I found this one just straight up horrible ..nothing fun or redeemable, I was just embarrassed for Michael C Hall.
If I had to say something positive ..Milo Ventimiglia looks nice in rubber. Logan Lerman is attractive.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:56 AM

I didn't subject myself to this "film" yet, but after listening to the first half of the episode, I have some takeaways.

1. They are live participants in a game directed by other humans. Isn't that just an updated take on The Running Man?
2. "Orientals." Interesting choice of wording by the writers.
3. "MAXIMALIST!" Someone get that and Zouks on a shirt. Now!
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:36 AM

When the singing starts it is Sammy David Jr doing a bit where it is only his drummers as he sings a medley of songs with some improvisation. He usually incorporated Sinatra's I've got you under my skin at some point. So it is even stranger as he is lip syncing to a piece from 50-60 years in the past.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:43 AM

I can't state enough how embarrassing that dance was .. It was like your old drunk brother/cousin/uncle/co worker at a wedding who thinks he's cool. sweet fancy Moses.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:03 AM

View PostVegas82, on 28 October 2016 - 06:36 AM, said:

When the singing starts it is Sammy David Jr doing a bit where it is only his drummers as he sings a medley of songs with some improvisation. He usually incorporated Sinatra's I've got you under my skin at some point. So it is even stranger as he is lip syncing to a piece from 50-60 years in the past.


Not to mention the fact that the film is set in 2034, according to IMDb.
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:05 AM

Also I really hate to belabor this point but it was so annoying Robert Kirkman kept referring to this film as phenomenal, amazing, entertaining .. it was none of those things!!

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:08 AM

View PostLTL, on 28 October 2016 - 07:05 AM, said:

Also I really hate to belabor this point but it was so annoying Robert Kirkman kept referring to this film as phenomenal, amazing, entertaining .. it was none of those things!!

He's also responsible for Fear the Walking Dead. He may be guilty of having suspect judgment at times.
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:09 AM

The sad obese Society player (named Gorge) was played by Ramsey Moore, who sadly passed in 2015. His IMDB credits are a cavalcade of "Fat Guy" insults: http://www.imdb.com/.../?ref_=tt_cl_t8

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:12 AM

Regarding the Fast&Furious/Gamer/Death Race/Crank shared universe and how Jason Statham couldn't be playing Chev Chelios if he was also playing Deckard Shaw:

Obviously somewhere in the timeline, Shaw used the Face/Off technology to switch faces with Chev Chelios, meaning sometime chronologically before Gamer, there was a F&F and Crank crossover sequel where Chev and the Furious crew teamed up to get Chev's face back from Shaw called Furious Crank.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:30 AM

From what I can tell without actually seeing the "film", my outside perspective is that my favorite part of the movie would likely be the fact that Keith David's character is named Agent Keith. Genius.
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:50 AM

I'm so mad at myself that I didn't guess what Paul's Hogwarts house would be correctly.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:07 AM

View PostLTL, on 28 October 2016 - 05:45 AM, said:

I watch every single movie from this podcast .. but I found this one just straight up horrible ..nothing fun or redeemable, I was just embarrassed for Michael C Hall.
If I had to say something positive ..Milo Ventimiglia looks nice in rubber. Logan Lerman is attractive.


I 100% agree with you! It just wasn't fun for me at all. I got about 20 mins in and quit. It's just fucking obnoxious and hateful.
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

I looked it up, and there is no Teen Witch 2. Perhaps Emily Gordon was thinking of Teen Wolf Too [a movie that would actually be great for he podcast].
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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:59 AM

Great episode! It covered a lot of the craziness Love that it's longer than the movie :P

First of all I want to share my crazy theory that Simon's sister (aka Sissypuss Shelley) is actually controlling the Kumdumpstaz twins "Society" style. There is a quick blink and you miss it reaction shot of the sister during the twins line "Do you wanna see our tits, Simon?" where we see her mouthing those exact words (Or is she actually putting words in their mouths and controlling them like the Fat Gamer did with Kable's wife in "Society"?). You may think that she is used to seeing random girls show her breasts to her brother, but some time before on that scene the twins say "Oh, my God! It's really you!" to Simon confirming this is the first time the twins get in touch with him. Either this happens all the time and its a common occurrence for her or the way I see it Sissypuss is trying to trick Simon into giving away control of Kable with the fake promise of millions of Euros because she hates him...

View PostIRONicmerMAN, on 28 October 2016 - 07:30 AM, said:

My favorite part of the movie would likely be the fact that Keith David's character is named Agent Keith. Genius.


I loved that although my favourite part was the getting drunk and escaping with the ethanol truck scene

P.S.: Another random things I noticed where that Simon wears a white shirt that says "Crank" on it and also during "Customize Mika" scene we see a reference to Daryl Hannah's character from Blade Runner when Mika wears the "Gothic Gray" costume...

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:02 AM

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 09:06 AM

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Also, I saw this movie in the theater and am so pumped that Emily is in this ep. Can't wait to listen!
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