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Episode 52 — Reindeer Games


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

God this movie is crap. It had a decent opening with the foreshadowing of the aftermath of the heist, but then everything falls apart. Let's not forget that this whole plot by Charlize Theron and Ben Affleck's buddy hinged solely on the idea that Affleck would be enough of a scumbag to play himself off as the buddy in order to get into Charlize's pants. If he never did that, the Sinise gang would be dead in the water as far as their plan went. At least you get to see Charlize's tits.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:40 AM

Why do they get so many cookies? -He's posing as Nick, of course. Who gets more fucking cookies than Old Saint Nick?

And are you ready for this? Her last name, Mercer, has its roots in mercantile trade. 50% discount, motherfuckers.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:54 AM

Now I haven't seen this movie but I'm going to assume something:

1. When Affleck puts the money in the mailboxes, that happens in the evening or at night.

If that's the case, then what's to stop the mailmen from just taking loose cash that they find when delivering mail? One mailman could take all of that money if it's on his route. I mean nobody checks their mailbox until the mailman puts more mail in it.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

Shortly before the heist, Affleck askes the other guys if anyone of them has done a robbery. It was then I realized: these guys are basically just Truckers who hate there jobs. So they decide to rob a casino. And are absolutely willing to murder some innocent people.
Also, they drive around with weapons for at least 20 people.

Edit: Also, it seemes I saw another version of this movie than the guys. Gary Sinese not only shoots the cabin of the old icefisher, but goes in it. The old man is wounded but still alive and says something like "Please...I got a wife and family" to which Sinese responds: "I got a hunger, and a headache". He then shoots the ice around the man so he falls into the ice-water.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

I'm gonna be that person. When you were talking about the sex scene, did you mean that Ben Affleck looked like a centaur, not a minotaur? Either way, gross.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Eight minutes in and wondering if they're going to actually introduce our dear Wie-Wie.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

View PostKickpuncher, on 25 December 2012 - 07:11 PM, said:

Eight minutes in and wondering if they're going to actually introduce our dear Wie-Wie.


They introduce him around the 1 minute mark.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

Paul's story about trying to French Kiss his mother was pretty amazing. Also upsetting.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

How did they skip danny trejo's classic comedic relief of christmas 2 and "it was on my credit card" in response to the hotel charges

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

The reaction to Jason and June learning his name was Rudy, made my week.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

View PostHot - Slunch, on 25 December 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:

Now I haven't seen this movie but I'm going to assume something:

1. When Affleck puts the money in the mailboxes, that happens in the evening or at night.

If that's the case, then what's to stop the mailmen from just taking loose cash that they find when delivering mail? One mailman could take all of that money if it's on his route. I mean nobody checks their mailbox until the mailman puts more mail in it.


It was in the morning it looked like so people could see a bruised and bloodied guy in a Santa suit putting wads of ccash into their mailbox.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:04 AM

View Postseanotron, on 25 December 2012 - 08:40 PM, said:


They introduce him around the 1 minute mark.


And now I'm asking myself "How did this get missed?"

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

The moment where the gang figures out the connection between "Rudy" and "Reindeer Games" is perhaps the greatest moment in HDTGM history.

Also, this episode made me realize how few callbacks there are in this show. And how much I love them when they come around. Loved Jason mentioning that he was still confused about the family relations in Sleepaway Camp and the clown rapists.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

You should still do FANFARE FOR A DEATH SCENE. Really. (Netflix/Amazon)

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

View PostLukas Holmes, on 26 December 2012 - 06:16 AM, said:

The reaction to Jason and June learning his name was Rudy, made my week.



A truly classic moment.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

I saw this one in the theater and haven't seen it since, and much like many other films you guys have covered, the only thing I remembered was tits. I don't feel the least bit bad about that, as I only have good memories of this film.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

This movie is one of the worst examples of "makes zero sense in hindsight" plots I've ever seen, as June sort of alludes to.

If OG Nick planned Affleck and Sinise to act as patsies to rob the casino all along (so he could steal the money after), why didn't he give Affleck correct information on the layout or the location of the PowWow safe in prison? For his plan to work, he stills needs the robbery to occur, and he still needs it to be a success. But instead, he basically throws a car thief with no background in robbery, no good intel and no loyalty to the heist into the pot and expects it to work.

Oh, and to do this, he has to sacrifice his girlfriend to a trip to the bone zone with Ben Affleck, and run the risk that Affleck at some point escapes and tells the police.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

View Postdanm_999, on 27 December 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:

This movie is one of the worst examples of "makes zero sense in hindsight" plots I've ever seen, as June sort of alludes to.

If OG Nick planned Affleck and Sinise to act as patsies to rob the casino all along (so he could steal the money after), why didn't he give Affleck correct information on the layout or the location of the PowWow safe in prison? For his plan to work, he stills needs the robbery to occur, and he still needs it to be a success. But instead, he basically throws a car thief with no background in robbery, no good intel and no loyalty to the heist into the pot and expects it to work.

Oh, and to do this, he has to sacrifice his girlfriend to a trip to the bone zone with Ben Affleck, and run the risk that Affleck at some point escapes and tells the police.


This to me is like Ocean's 12 where the last 45 minutes of the movie didn't need to happen. This movie, for being a cheap action movie, had one of the most complicated plans by a bad guy so that he may score some money. I think he didn't give Rudy all of the information so that it wouldn't seem too obvious to him. That way he would have a chance of being killed if they found out he wasn't Nick, because either way OG Nick and Charlize would still double cross the Sinise gang and with Rudy dead, it would be one less person to worry about.