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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:19 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 05 September 2017 - 01:29 PM, said:

You didn't pack a Zune?

Im sick of this unnecessary Zune bashing!

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:32 PM

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Im sick of this unnecessary Zune bashing!


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

A) Bratz
B ) LOL
C) Abduction
D) I Know Who Killed Me
E) Twilight Saga
F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
G) Masters of the Universe
H) Hackers
I) Teen Witch
J) The Covenant
K) Solarbabies
L) The Boy Next Door
M) Vampire Academy
N) Grease 2
O) Airborne
P) Surf Ninjas
Q) Sleepwalkers
R) My Stepmother is an Alien
S) The Wraith (I think...I'm not sure we ever nailed down their ages)
T) Garbage Pail Kids
U) Joyful Noise (I think. It's been awhile since I've listened to the episode and I've never seen the movie)
V) Sleepaway Camp

(By the way, I thought this would only be, like, a four movie poll)
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

A) Bratz
B ) LOL
C) Abduction
D) I Know Who Killed Me
E) Twilight Saga
F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
G) Masters of the Universe
H) Hackers
I) Teen Witch
J) The Covenant
K) Solarbabies
L) The Boy Next Door
M) Vampire Academy
N) Grease 2
O) Airborne
P) Surf Ninjas
Q) Sleepwalkers
R) My Stepmother is an Alien
S) The Wraith (I think...I'm not sure we ever nailed down their ages)
T) Garbage Pail Kids
U) Joyful Noise (I think. It's been awhile since I've listened to the episode and I've never seen the movie)
V) Sleepaway Camp

(By the way, I thought this would only be, like, a four movie poll)


I'll say The Wraith just because I looked like I was 25 years old when I was a freshman.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 04:42 PM

I will go with M) Vampire Academy. I too had trouble pronouncing Oregano Oregon.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 07:45 AM, said:


FORUM QUESTION: If you were getting married tomorrow, what song would you choose for your first dance?



I have been to so many weddings it is not even funny. By far the most common thing I hear is Disney songs used here. After Frozen came out I went to two weddings that year and both used "Love in an Open Door." For me personally I agree with what Taylor said about it should be something the couple decides upon naturally through something like in toms story or a mutual like. That said my choice would be fun for no one as it would likely be a Japanese song.





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Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?


That's hard. I don't know which would be closest. A lot of them seem very... same-ish. Maybe Hackers. Or should I say my friends thought they were in Hackers and I was the relative normal one with them which I guess makes me Johnny Lee Miller.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

Sleepwalkers because I was a little motherfucker ;)

j/k

I was probably the most like Michael Carrington from Grease 2 (cute, shy, English Lit Nerd). However, my actual High School experience was probably more like Twilight in that it was filled with a lot of dull, forgettable moments punctuated by explosive instances of intense relationships with the wrong people.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:54 PM

A little bit of column B ) LOL
A little bit of column F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Because from my own highschool years I mostly remember the agonizing soap opera that is teenage relationships and a lot of pizza.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

Probably Twilight, but the Anna Kendrick character's experience not any of the supernatural stuff

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

A) Bratz
B ) LOL
C) Abduction
D) I Know Who Killed Me
E) Twilight Saga
F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
G) Masters of the Universe
H) Hackers
I) Teen Witch
J) The Covenant
K) Solarbabies
L) The Boy Next Door
M) Vampire Academy
N) Grease 2
O) Airborne
P) Surf Ninjas
Q) Sleepwalkers
R) My Stepmother is an Alien
S) The Wraith (I think...I'm not sure we ever nailed down their ages)
T) Garbage Pail Kids
U) Joyful Noise (I think. It's been awhile since I've listened to the episode and I've never seen the movie)
V) Sleepaway Camp

(By the way, I thought this would only be, like, a four movie poll)

Boy Next Door, duh.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:56 PM

View PostSaraK, on 05 September 2017 - 06:11 PM, said:

Probably Twilight, but the Anna Kendrick character's experience not any of the supernatural stuff

I was going to say Twilight because of the supernatural stuff...

That might have just been puberty making me suddenly look like a werewolf though.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:31 AM

I'm really late listening to this ep but speaking as a 20 year old who saw this film at the cinema when I was 10, I loved it at the time but I don't feel about this the way that people feel about films like Spice World. This was just a kids film that I enjoyed when I watched it as a kid but wouldn't expect to hold up at all.
I also watched the animated series and I can't remember much about it other than I think they worked for a magazine or something, but it had nothing to do with this film so unfortunately we may never know what happened to Chloe's dad.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:55 AM

View PostCam Bert, on 05 September 2017 - 04:55 PM, said:

I have been to so many weddings it is not even funny. By far the most common thing I hear is Disney songs used here. After Frozen came out I went to two weddings that year and both used "Love in an Open Door." For me personally I agree with what Taylor said about it should be something the couple decides upon naturally through something like in toms story or a mutual like. That said my choice would be fun for no one as it would likely be a Japanese song.




So does Mr Children get a pass one day of the year in a leap year?

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:07 AM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

B: LOL - cause my mom raised me on her own and we were at each other's necks a lot during my high school years.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:24 AM

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So does Mr Children get a pass one day of the year in a leap year?

Yes. Once every four years you get one day to air all grievances called "a leap purge".
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:41 AM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

A) Bratz
B ) LOL
C) Abduction
D) I Know Who Killed Me
E) Twilight Saga
F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
G) Masters of the Universe
H) Hackers
I) Teen Witch
J) The Covenant
K) Solarbabies
L) The Boy Next Door
M) Vampire Academy
N) Grease 2
O) Airborne
P) Surf Ninjas
Q) Sleepwalkers
R) My Stepmother is an Alien
S) The Wraith (I think...I'm not sure we ever nailed down their ages)
T) Garbage Pail Kids
U) Joyful Noise (I think. It's been awhile since I've listened to the episode and I've never seen the movie)
V) Sleepaway Camp

(By the way, I thought this would only be, like, a four movie poll)


Hackers, because I had a ridiculous hairstyle.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:09 PM

Late-late theory reply, but I just thought of it: Chloe/Cloe's dad ran off with Meredith's mom.
Doll business and classism aside, it would help explain her initial disgust of her. Sure, she thinks Cloe's mother took her doll, and she's not trilled about seeing this girl make eyes at her boyfriend*, but even before Cloe and her friends 'ruin' her second MTV party there's real contempt there. Cloe and her friends want to destroy Meredith's clique system, just like how Cloe's dad destroyed her family unit. For Meredith, Cloe's family has done nothing but take from her. It explains why she needs constant order/control, and why she keeps Paris so worryingly close but pushes people out. Her father, Principal Dimly, a real shell of a person seems to feel pity for Cloe's mother. Why else does he keep hiring this woman who is such a mess professionally? Because their callous spouses ran off together and destroyed five lives in the process. Mrs. Baxter Dimly is only ever brought up as a cold threat, and we don’t talk about what happened with Cloe’s dad, so I believe the two are linked.

*The doll and Cameron are both inconsequential to her, it's only her ownership of them that matters.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:05 PM

View PostCameron H., on 05 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Forum question: which movie best represents your teenage experience?

A) Bratz
B ) LOL
C) Abduction
D) I Know Who Killed Me
E) Twilight Saga
F) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
G) Masters of the Universe
H) Hackers
I) Teen Witch
J) The Covenant
K) Solarbabies
L) The Boy Next Door
M) Vampire Academy
N) Grease 2
O) Airborne
P) Surf Ninjas
Q) Sleepwalkers
R) My Stepmother is an Alien
S) The Wraith (I think...I'm not sure we ever nailed down their ages)
T) Garbage Pail Kids
U) Joyful Noise (I think. It's been awhile since I've listened to the episode and I've never seen the movie)
V) Sleepaway Camp

(By the way, I thought this would only be, like, a four movie poll)


Probably Joyful Noise (despite never having seen it either) because I grew up in a religious household

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

Confession time: I worked on this movie :(


Some recollections:

-Walking into the Lionsgate building felt like you were selling your soul. Partly because at the time they were known for stinkers like Saw and The Day After Tomorrow, partly because the giant cutout logo greeting you when you entered was the "gear powered gate from hell".




-Nathalia Ramos was a class act. She came off as the most mature and sophisticated of the bunch. I was floored when I found out she was only 15 at the time (the other girls were 18-21). Under 18 actors puts a whole big list of rules into place, limiting hours available to shoot. Lots of grumbling from higher ups about "damn child labor laws". Anyway, she was the one I had pegged to make it out of the bunch, and looking at her IMDB page now it at least looks like she made it the most.

-Skyler Shaye...cannot...act. You had to see it to believe it. Couldn't get through any lines with proper emotion or inflection. When the director tried, he might as well have been talking an alien language. Eventually they started shooting her parts one line at a time because she couldn't handle anything more at once (no way am I watching the movie to check, but go look at her scenes and see how many times she delivers more than one line per shot). Up until that point they were doing up to 20 takes or more for each couple of her lines, growing more awkward every time as people staring at the floor all thinking the same thing.

I feel bad though because she was actually a very nice person, always acting grateful to everyone for being there. The only reason she gets parts is Jon Voight being her god father. She was in all of the Baby Geniuses movies, also with Jon Voight. I can't think of any of her movies that didn't also have Voight in them. I think him agreeing to be in them is the only way to get her a part.


I'm not proud of this moment in my history, but at the time for work it was either this movie or American Carol so please try to understand and forgive me.