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  4. theworstbuddhist

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Definitely, stuff like Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria, Adventureland, all good stuff. I actually have a soft spot for the Twilight films and often enjoy getting baked and watching them once in a while - lots of great actors in those films wondering what the hell is going on. I even enjoyed the Charlie's Angels picture she was in.
  5. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    I was looking at the movies I've watched with Stewart in it on Letterboxd, and putting aside the Twilights and the one super dumb blockbuster thing (Underwater), I've seen 5 of her artier movies and I rated them all 3.5. That is, I liked them all, but nothing super blew me away. Rarely was that her fault, either. But I take it as she's out there making really good stuff if you know where to look!
  6. theworstbuddhist

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    This seems like an excellent week to mention that Penelope Spheeris' documentary about this period, "The Decline of Western Civilization", was on TCM recently and at least here in Canada is still available on demand. My memory of these years is hazy and I was too young to be a proper punk (I was 12 in 1980) but The Runaways definitely had an impact, especially on their female peers and other bands trying to make the same scene and trying to be more than a novelty act. You can't underestimate the impact that punk compilations and even mix tapes had on the fans and musicians who circulated them. You can draw a straight line from bands like The Runaways to bands like Hole or Bikini Kill. I do remember that when Joan Jett went solo and had big boring hits like "I Love Rock n' Roll", there was a lot of sellout-grumbling. Lita Ford was clearly happier pushing hair metal. I did see this biopic when it came out at a fancy theatre in Toronto and I mainly remember being impressed with K-Stew and realizing "oh, she's actually a very good actor."
  7. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Oh, there's also a documentary about them, which looks pretty solid. I think I might watch it soon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgeplay:_A_Film_About_the_Runaways it's here on youtube
  8. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Yea, though "Cherry Bomb" was a pretty big hit in Japan. I'm not sure the movie made that as clear as it could have. They became influential later, probably when Jett became more famous (and even Ford and the others). Now they're recognized as an influential female band, I think. Maybe less in the punk realm though and more towards rock or even metal (i.e. Ford). Actually maybe 'influential' is the wrong word, not sure they changed much really, but they were a pioneering group. I was stunned by this number as I was listening to their music the other day. On Spotify, "Cherry Bomb" has over 88 million plays. Their second highest song is at 2 million (my favorite of theirs "You Drive Me Wild"). So yea they're definitely a one-hit wonder type of group.
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  10. Singer, songwriter, and record producer Keith Urban feels incredibly confused about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Keith sits down with Conan to talk about playing a surprise drive-in concert for healthcare workers, quitting school to pursue his music career, and releasing his new album ‘The Speed of Now Part 1.’ Later, Conan envisions the mascot of the Conan O’Brien Elementary School.
  11. Comedian Jes Tom sits down with Cameron to discuss adapting to virtual comedy, loving to be perceived in gender, and intention vs. effect.
  12. grudlian.

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    "Hit" is extremely debatable in the US. Cherry Bomb was their highest charting song but didn't get into the top 100 in the US. Having a hit doesn't necessarily make you a big deal just as not having a hit means you're nothing. Loads of bands are technically one hit wonders like Jimi Hendrix or The Grateful Dead. Loads of influential bands had no hits like Velvet Underground or Nick Drake or Big Star. My perception of The Runaways is they were basically not a thing at all in the US unless you were really into their scene. I'm not especially into punk but I don't even recall hearing people list them as an influence. Joan Jett (and the Blackhearts) for sure as a touchstone. I'm sure Runaways fans exist, but I don't really hear about them.
  13. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Lita Ford gets pretty short shrift too. Her whole character is “fight a couple of times with Jett.”
  14. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    And before Fuchs, their bassist was Micki Steele, later of The Bangles. What was weird though is the moment Shannon was flipping through the band bios and he’s like “Robin Robinson, bass, smart as Hell” or whatever he says. Why even draw attention to it? I just thought it was funny. It was like telling the origins of the Beatles, omitting Pete Best, and replacing him with Rango Orbb.
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  16. Cam Bert

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    I legit didn't even recognize Alia Shawkat in this. Now that you mention it I don't think she does have a single speaking line. Maybe when they're in the pool she does some shouting but that's about it.
  17. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Yea, for real. And she's had a really interesting life too... became a successful lawyer and a Jeopardy champion! But one side angle of that is how they handled her in this. They cast Alia Shawkat who is great, but did she even have any lines? Did she one word? But on the other hand, Fox wasn't even allowed to play on their first album, which this film covers. They ending up using, if I recall right, Blondie's bassist. So in a way, she was somewhat expandable in this story.
  18. Cam Bert

    Musical Mondays Week 101 The Runaways

    Who's that bassist? Where is "Robin"? I'm going to have to call shenanigans on this clip. Legit though, the reason "Robin" is likely in the movie is all kinds of upsetting.
  19. CNU2007

    Episode 248.5 — Minisode 248.5

    I agree to some degree, there are some big budget movies that I think they should do (Sound of Thunder, Virus, Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li), but I do enjoy a good episode like Money Plane as well. I watched VelociPastor this past weekend and that was roughhhhhhhhh, it was in on the joke which made it not a good choice. I don't mind movies that are trying to be "good" or at least not in on the joke and generally have at least a couple million in the budget to make a professional looking film. I don't mind if they are straight to video or theatrical releases, just movies trying to be something but they turn out as something else completely. Do enjoy the mixing of genres though.
  20. Once upon a midnight dreary I spanked your mom and she called me dearie
  21. When one door closes and another one opens, you may have a g-g-g-ghost!
  22. Double, double, toil and trouble, yo mamma looks like Bryant Gumbel
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