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#161 PlanBFromOuterSpace

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:57 PM

View Postjoel_rosenbaum, on 28 July 2017 - 05:29 AM, said:

With Paul declaring the prospect of a Southland Tales episode all but dead, I think it's worth considering that the politics of bagging recent movies are a lot stickier. I don't think it's a coincidence that the recent era of movies was covered more thoroughly in the earlier episodes.

Speaking of "Southland Tales", I absolutely hate their reason for not going after it. I believe Paul said that they know and are friends with people that are in it, which we know already, given that half the cast of Saturday Night Live from 1994-2002 is in it and that there are approximately 1.2 million speaking parts. I mean, I may have wandered on set one day and been in the movie myself, THERE'S JUST NO WAY OF KNOWING. Anyway, the movie is a trainwreck worth talking about that no ONE person (besides maybe Richard Kelly) can be blamed for. If any of the HDTGM crew's friends DID do particularly shitty work in it though, they could talk around that all day long and we STILL probably wouldn't know who they were talking about, because the whole thing is madness.

I still hold to my original theory from several years ago though, and that's that HDTGM FEARS "Southland Tales".
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

I don't understand why fans get mad about them not wanting to do newer films or ones that their friends did.
They work in a business with a lot of politics and no job secrurity. And remember, not everyone thinks of it as an honor to have their movie on the podcast.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostRedred, on 06 August 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

I don't understand why fans get mad about them not wanting to do newer films or ones that their friends did.
They work in a business with a lot of politics and no job secrurity. And remember, not everyone thinks of it as an honor to have their movie on the podcast.


Sean William Scott is a pretty good example of how studios are willing to retaliate on an actor after he publicly bashes his own movies before release.

That being said, i'm honestly more than a little disappointed that they wont cover their own or their friends questionable movies. Especially after they've long since been released and reviewed, making whatever criticism they have on the film have little to no effect on the films bottom line.

If they can spend as much time as they have ripping apart others work, i'd be nice to see them have a bit more humility and cover a movie they've done.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostRedred, on 06 August 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

I don't understand why fans get mad about them not wanting to do newer films or ones that their friends did.
They work in a business with a lot of politics and no job secrurity. And remember, not everyone thinks of it as an honor to have their movie on the podcast.


I don't think anyone is getting "mad." We all have our preferences for what movies we'd like to see done, but in the end, it's their podcast, they can do whatever they want.

What I like about these forums is I can say something like "I wish they would or wouldn't do such and such" and we can still have a civil conversation without anyone getting upset.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

View PostCameron H., on 06 August 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:



I don't think anyone is getting "mad." We all have our preferences for what movies we'd like to see done, but in the end, it's their podcast, they can do whatever they want.

What I like about these forums is I can say something like "I wish they would or wouldn't do such and such" and we can still have a civil conversation without anyone getting upset.

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Idk seems like there are fans who do get mad that they don't do newer movies and prefer not to watch as many older movies. Not talking about the majority of fans on this site if that's what you thought I meant btw.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:55 AM

View PostRedred, on 06 August 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

Idk seems like there are fans who do get mad that they don't do newer movies and prefer not to watch as many older movies. Not talking about the majority of fans on this site if that's what you thought I meant btw.


Oh, my bad. Yeah, I feel like everyone here is pretty chill. Honestly, I just like a healthy mix. I like new and old, and I like B and mainstream. I just like variety. For example, take the last four episodes: Ninja Terminator, Timecop, Chopping Mall, and Hard Ticket to Hawaii. Personally, I would have preferred that ratio of B movies and mainstream to be reversed. I think that's why you're not seeing a lot of enthusiasm for Hard Ticket right now - especially coming right off of Chopping Mall.

I think if they had spaced them out a bit some of the more distasteful elements of these movies would be easier to swallow. I really think having them come back to back was a bit of a misstep - especially when you consider the current political climate.

That being said, even after all this time, HDTGM doesn't really have that many missteps.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

I think Cameron nailed why i've been a little frustrated with the last few picks. Hard Ticket to Hawaii by itself would have been significantly easier to handle had it not come on the back of so many other similarly terrible movies.

Theres also the level of B-movie i'm personally able to tolerate. The Cannon Films while insane were actually watchable and in some cases actually thoroughly enjoyable. Something like this that was lazily slapped together around a few scenes of topless women is just boring. Not too mention I feel like its hard for any level of discussion when the entire movie is just so generically bad. How can you nail down any one thing when the entire film is horrible in every regard. As compared to something like The Room that is bad in a way that is absolutely fascinating to watch.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

View PostOfcoursemyhorse, on 08 August 2017 - 06:31 PM, said:

As compared to something like The Room that is bad in a way that is absolutely fascinating to watch.

I hear another forum user you name-checked in your post might disagree with this assessment...
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:29 AM

View PostFister Roboto, on 08 August 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:


I hear another forum user you name-checked in your post might disagree with this assessment...


Ha! You're right. I'm not a huge The Room fan, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it had a little je ne sais quoi about it. As much as I didn't really enjoy watching it, and have no plans to watch it again anytime soon, I do still keep talking about and quoting it. Which isnt something I can say about Hard Ticket.
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