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  1. 7 points
    Having worked in journalism, the difference between Wiseau and Breen really highlights the difference between what we called kooks and cranks. Especially working in science journalism, my colleagues and I would get hundreds of emails, letters, phone calls, DVDs, fully bound manuscripts, etc., from people who had made shocking discoveries that were poised to turn the world upside down if they could only get the word out. Like Wiseau and Breen, these men (and they were 99.9% men) all had an incredibly high opinion of their own intelligence and importance, coupled with a sub-amateur-level grasp of their subject matter of choice. Kooks, like Wiseau, have eccentric, disconnected-from-reality ideas, but also have a childlike enthusiasm for exploring them. Cranks, like Breen, are at war. Even if they aren't explicitly alleging a global conspiracy to suppress their findings and ideas, they are on a mission and need to know whether you're going to help them or stand in your way. Cranks are the ones that will actually show up at your office and ask why you haven't been returning their calls. That's why June's line about women being harmed in the making of this movie rang so true to me. The sex scenes in The Room were also gross and self-serving, but there is a sinister aspect to Breen that I just don't pick up from Wiseau.
  2. 7 points
    OKAY! Back with my pick! Decided to go with one that's been on my list for a while. Something that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time. So without further ado, I present to you:
  3. 6 points
    Watching on Porn Hub gives the experience of this movie a little extra layer, because it feels exactly like a porn that has all the hardcore scenes cut out. The obvious things like the slow editing, grainy sound, bad acting are there... but also little details like the anonymous nature of most of the apartment sets, the bright daylight lighting, and the stark age and attractiveness gap between the 2 1/2 couples. Neil himself kind of comes off as the Ron Jeremy of non porn films.
  4. 6 points
    I wrote down all the suggestions from this episode. Producer Josh's list Honorable mention: Avengers: Endgame 10. Under The Silver Lake 9. Lady Bird 8. Snowpiercer 7. Phantom Thread 6. The Grand Budapest Hotel 5. Black Swan 4. Paterson 3. Moonlight 2. Mother 1. Inside Llewyn Davis Engineer Devon's list Honorable mention: '71 10. Four Lions 9. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 8. A Field In England 7. The Master 6. Under The Skin 5. The Raid 2 4. Raw 3. Moonlight 2. Lady Bird 1. Phantom Thread Paul's Famous Friends Jorma Taccone: Attack The Block Leslye Headland: John Wick, Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Swan Adam McKay: The Act of Killing Michael Weber: World of Tomorrow Conan O'Brien: Bone Tomahawk Levar Burton: Get Out Jenna Fisher: Bridesmaids Felicia Day: What We Do In The Shadows Janet Varney: Under the Skin Patton Oswalt: Mad Max: Fury Road Ike Barinholtz: Mad Max: Fury Road (someone who didn't say his name): Mad Max: Fury Road Seth Rogan: Mad Max: Fury Road Sarah Silverman: Bridesmaids, Wolf of Wall Street, Brittany Runs A Marathon, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Justin Roiland: Her Emily Gordon: Would You Be My Neighbor?, Get Out, Phantom Thread, The Babadook Rob Huebel: The Lobster, La La Land Bendavid Grabinski: Mandy, MacGruber, Mad Max: Fury Road listener calls Shaun the Sheep, Cabin in the Woods, About Time, You're Next, Shame, Coco Swiss Army Man, Pitch Perfect, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Arrival First Reformed, Upstream Color, Detroit, Birdman, Killing Them Softly, Her, Her
  5. 6 points
    If Lily was already a Forsythe, maybe she was actually their mom who they French kissed. I don't know much about prohibition but I'd like to chime in on it being easier than going to Canada (did he walk in the snow all the way there?). My great grandfather was a bartender and then when prohibition hit, his census occupation just changed to "beverages." Sneak level 100.
  6. 5 points
    I found this last night and me and some friends are gonna play
  7. 5 points
    So I may now have a copy of Double Down, and about ten minutes in we have this moment.
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  9. 5 points
    For anyone who hasn't watched this yet and plans to I watched it at 1.5x speed and doing that it almost matched the pace of a normal film. Towards the end of the movie there is an insert shot of a digital alarm clock going from 11:59pm to midnight and although I have no evidence I feel almost sure that Neil Breen waited until that time of day to film that rather than realizing he could just set the clock.
  10. 5 points
    Heubel noted during the cleared-off-desk sex scene that they should have scored the shirts before ripping them off. It looks like they may have, but it didn't work.
  11. 5 points
    Did anyone else notice that Joey "the Lips" is a member of the "Well-Meaning White Musicians with Inexplicable Backstories Playing Traditionally Black Music Because They Claim to Be Sent By God" Club?
  12. 5 points
    I think my favorite thing about that birth certificate photo isn't anything you listed, but the fact that this movie has Daniel pegged as a man from the 1920s when this in fact reveals he died December 24th 1919. He never even made it to the 20s. This also begs the question of the whole idea surrounding him being a "rum runner" during Prohibition. For his final 6 months of life there was a technical war time prohibition on anything with an alcohol content greater that 1.28%. In October 1919 they did finally pass the Volstead Act, which banned the sale of all alcohol, but the country lacked the resources to enforce it at the time. To me this means that the idea of rum running probably didn't even become a thing until the actual 20s, because the country was not actually considered "dry" until January of 1920. After Daniel's death.
  13. 4 points
    Yes. A Beatles movie was on my shortlist for my next turn but I hadn't thought of this one. Good pick.
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  15. 4 points
    I will go to my grave upset over the number of laptops this man owns.
  16. 4 points
    It was mentioned in the episode about the shirt ripping that goes on, and that maybe that's Dylan/Neil's fetish, but it feels like feet are a much bigger fetish on display in this film, There are so many inexpiable shots of feet in this film, most notably during the car accident scene, when we linger on feet for a good long while. That foot focus leads to a fun mistake where, during the shirt-ripping sex scene, where Dylan is on the left and his wife is on the right, but when they cut to their feet, the feet on the left have bright red toenails. Now, from the color of the jeans it's obvious the shot is backwards, but it's enjoyable to add "paints his toenails bright red" to Dylan's unique traits. Also, looks like Dylan really liked his hospital stay, as he had the same blinds and carpet installed at his house.
  17. 4 points
    Just finished Us. I would probably put it just above Midsommar.
  18. 4 points
    By the way, even though I keep kind of ripping on this movie, I did like it. I think the actors were mostly pretty good. The energy of the film is pretty good and I'm really glad they didn't try that dumb ending like, "They went on the be the biggest band in the world" or some such nonsense. They ended like the vast majority of bands: a few gigs then never, ever being remotely popular.
  19. 4 points
    I feel like female directors have been KILLIN IT this year. Unfortunately I don't think any of them will be as recognized by the awards system, with some exceptions like Awkwafina for Best Actress and JLo for Best Supporting Actress. But I think that Lulu Wang and Greta Gerwig should be recognized as directors and you know they never would.
  20. 4 points
    This would have been a better poster to show "urban decay".
  21. 4 points
    Taylor, I am so indeed lapsed Catholic. But I also know this from being an English major and studying Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. I thought they did 12 nights of Christmas movies? Or do they have so many it is all the time now? I don't get Hallmark or Lifetime. Tell me everything. They need to make a Murder She Wrote Christmas special! Let's crowd funding it!
  22. 4 points
    You have stumbled upon a classic law school property professor question!
  23. 4 points
    I recognize that it’s common in these types of movies for someone to watch over their love interest while they sleep, but let’s not forget how utterly disgusting and ridiculous people can be while they sleep. Aside from just your standard twitch and snore, people are also prone to talking, drooling, and farting in their sleep. So, no thank you sexy, steam punk baristo ghost. I’d rather maintain some small bit of my allure and take my chances with the restless, malevolent hell spawn currently plotting my destruction.
  24. 4 points
    Is this the first podcast episode where someone has joined via text? HDTGM still innovating after all of these years. The absurdity of the situation made me crack up with every June interjection. My favorite part of this movie was how the ghost world was still very bound to earthly law with Daniel being restricted by the property line rather than just haunting the house like a usual ghost story. If over the years the inn had sold off some of their property to a neighbor would Daniel still be able to go into that area or would he be bound by the newly drawn property lines?
  25. 4 points
    I also wrote that Daniel's hair was like a Brooklyn baristo. It was old timey in the way steampunk is old timey which is to say, fiction. My understanding was that Daniel appears in the middle of December and the innkeeper just was like, "okay I will leave" and left him alone to read (or jerk off) or whatever. Like Jason, I was also perplexed by him ironing. Because if I became corporeal for 12 days I wouldn't do any chores. That innkeeper would have to clean up after me. Daniel also had an old iron, the kind you heat up with a fire. Where'd he get it? Is that inn still using old irons? Someone should introduce them to electricity. I am also irritated by this "12 Days of Christmas" starting 12 days BEFORE Christmas. That is how Hallmark is, trying to have 12 movies each year. But the 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas and continue until Epiphany (also called Three Kings' Day) when the Wise Men are supposed to have arrived to see the Baby Jesus. I don't know when Twelfth Night stopped being celebrated in America, but he is from the past so he should know this. I am going to hold it against him.
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