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    They prefer billiards. One said they'd be more interested if it was about darts. Actually one might. I'm slowly getting them into enjoying bad movies.
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    Recorded live from Berkeley, CA, Paul, June, and Jason discuss the1986 slasher film Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. They talk about Jason Voorhees’ story leading up to this movie, condom sounds, suspenders under t-shirts, and more. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/BONKERS code: BONKERS), Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/bonkers), Simplisafe (www.simplisafe.com/bonkers), and Amazon Intersect Festival (www.intersectfest.com code: BONKERS). Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: http://www.earwolf.com/show/unspooled/ Check out our tour dates over at www.hdtgm.com! Check out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepubli…wdidthisgetmade Where to Find Jason, June & Paul: @PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter @Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on Twitter
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    You wondered who put up a tombstone for Jason Vorhees? The director’s original ending would have answered that. Tom McLoughlin originally intended for the caretaker to live until the end. Then he’d be visited and paid by a man he called “Mr. Vorhees”- Jason’s father!
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    A boat motor still has a throttle. A motor being on doesn't mean the propeller is spinning. Think of it like a car. You can start your car's engine but you still need to step on the accelerator.
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    I'm not a boat guy so maybe these aren't mistakes - anyone that knows about boats can correct me. But ... 1) When Tommy is in the boat he pours all the gas into the lake and lights it on fire. Later he starts the boat motor. How does the motor start if there is no gas? The container he dumps into the lake is the gas container for the motor, right? It's not a spare gas can. 2) Once the motor is started, why doesn't the boat move?
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    A friend is just a stranger you haven't alienated yet.
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    Like every Jason movie before and after this, there were actually more graphic murders originally shot that had to be cut or shortened to please the MPAA. Rough cut footage of them can be found online and as special features on the movies.
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    Correction So I'm writing the day after seeing this live in Berkeley while it's still fresh in my head, so I don't know what will make it to the final cut of the episode. So with regard to the overall timeline of the series, the first movie takes place briefly in 1958 when Mrs. Voorhees kills the two counselors that she blames for Jason's accident, before the film cuts to 1979 when the son of the original owners of the camp was attempting to reopen the camp. Part 2 starts with Jason, who had actually lived and was presumed dead only because his body was never found, is around 34 and has survived due to being taught survival skills by his mom as well as learning various things at the camp before his accident. Parts 2-4 basically take place over the course of a week as the camp is desribed as being quite large and the killings were taking part in remote areas around it so subsequent victims weren't hearing about the killings in prior films. Jason is only really knocked out at the end of 2 and 3 but is finally killed by Tommy Jarvis in 4, which leads to a copycat killing teens in a blind rage in part 5, followed by his resurrection in this film. The reason the actor's switched for Tommy between 5 and 6 was because the actor from 5 apparently was an actual counselor or something for a church group prior to filming 5, decided against coming back to the sequel, filmed another film, and then went into the seminary. This isn't the worst case of continuity error as in Part 2 Jason has a full head of hair and part of a beard while in 3, which literally set the following day, is completely bald and even more deformed. For the odd shifting tone, basically the writers were surprised to be doing another F13 movie, so they decided to voice that along with frustration with New Line by adding lines like the Gravedigger breaking the fourth wall and asking the audience "why would someone dig up Jason, can't they just let him rest already?" and a few other things like the snappy editing style that blended different conversations, which I have to assume insprired Luc Besson in how he shot and wrote the Fifth Element, which is filled with that shit. As for the rating, prior to this film all the movies had to be severely cut down because they were initially given X ratings, so the director didn't want to deal with that and went for a lighter overall film, which ended up giving it the best critical reviews of the entire series. The budget was also a big bone of contention between the director and studio, which led to some petty shit done by both sides. One of the producers was a real penny pincher and was actually calling dibs on various items purchased for production that he was going to take home when filming was over, namely a large and expensive swamp cooler. Upon hearing this, the director decided to get some payback for how little financial support he was getting by placing said cooler on top of the RV, right before they shot the crash scene, so the large box seen flying off the top of the rv when it starts flipping isn't a TV as Paul thought it was, but rather this massive swamp cooler that a producer was hoping to take home for himself. To answer June's questions, Jason did run after people in parts 2-4 because he was still a living person, it wasn't until this film to Jason X where he has supernatural powers due to being undead. His grave was also meant to be explained in this film as being paid for by his father, who had abandoned him and his mother when Jason was young, but decided that paying for the city to not cremate his son and have him properly buried would act as a sort of repentance. This alternate ending was cut because of the gravedigger being killed in the movie and the fact that the studio didn't want to have to worry about creating the dad's backstory in the sequel. Also Berkeley can straight screw itself in regards to hosting a show like this as they had a full theater of people on a 95 degree day and didn't turn the air conditioner on, until the near end of the show after Jason complained about it, but by then it was too little too late. It was literally cooler outside of the theater by the time the show was over.
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    Would be a fantastic ‎Katherine Heigl follow-up after Unforgettable
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    I haven't personally seen it yet, few outside a handful of horror festivals have seen it yet (should be on VOD soon), but those that have all say it's god-tier incredibad. An anthology film, here's how Vulture described the first segment: It's getting called the horror version of The Room. I'm usually skeptical of such comparisons, but Glenn F'n Danzig might be one of the few humans on Earth operating on the same inscrutable wavelength as Tommy Wiseau, so, yeah, I believe it's possible. These reviews make me want to see this done soooo bad. https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/glenn-danzigs-verotika-review.html https://film.avclub.com/holy-hell-glenn-danzig-mightve-just-made-the-room-of-h-1835503250
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    I don't think this was mentioned anywhere. As I remember it, Drop Dead Fred contains what seems to be an homage to a scene in the Fellini Film Juliet of the Spirits. Toward the end of both films, there is a scene where the protagonist encounters her child self bound to a bed. She proceeds to unbind and free her child self. I remember both scenes as being quite moving and beautiful. This is based on decades old memories of both films, so I hope I'm not misremembering. But there ya go. A very belated omission.
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    New casting development for Fast 9 I'm gonna see this shit no matter what at this point but I love this??? Hopefully she's gonna do more than what Igloo Australia and Rita Ora did when they got roles.
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    Ok, there a LOT of posts on here and in the interest of full disclosure, I have not read read them all. Also in the interest of full disclosure, I had not seen this movie and my first exposure was through (1) The preview, (2) Roger Ebert’s scathing review and (3) the HDTGM podcast (which was my favorite episode so far, other than Death Spa). i waited until last week so I could forget the podcast and form an unbiased opinion. I was going to try and be fair, but based on Paul’s presentation, I went into the movie expecting to hate it and align with Team Sanity. After I watched the movie, I listened to the episode again. Although I take issue with Jason and June’s assertion that Phoebe Cates has healed herself at the end (I think every character in the movie still needs COPIOUS amounts of psychotherapy by the time the credits roll. There is not one clearly defined “sane” person in this picture, and I say that as someone who has dealt with mental health issues on a personal level)... I was shocked to find myself aligned with Team Fred. I have purchased a shirt and will wear it to next week’s Seattle show (if it arrives by then). I echo Jason’s statement in that I throughly expected this film to be trash and was surprised to find how much I liked it. I won’t break down every detail because it has been talked over so much. I will say I found Paul’s defense of the mother shocking, especially because the mother basically abducts Phoebe Cates in the film’s opening moments because she feels like she knows what’s best for her twenty-something daughter (and Paul never really talked about the mother doing that during the episode, which in retrospect seems like a purposeful choice). That’s not what a “nice” mom would do. Phoebe Cates is not spiraling out of control at that point. I could honestly see Darren Aronofsky using the mother/daughter relationship in Drop Dead Fred as the prototype for the mother/daughter relationship in Black Swan. The main reason i think I enjoyed this film is because it played like Black Swan meets Fight Club filtered through the dream logic of David Lynch. If Dean Stockwell had showed up while singing Roy Orbison into a lightbulb at the end of this movie, I would not have been surprised. Anyway, Team Fred!
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    This would be a great episode as it is batshit crazy, though I felt it was visually intriguing and Vincent D'onofrio was pretty good in it.
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    It's based off the art peice of Damien Hirst titled "Some Comfort Gained from the Acceptance of the Inherent Lies in Everything". Infact basically all the 'head space' scenes are based on famous modern art pieces.
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    Strong strong STRONG disagree on Dwayne Johnson, as those kid movies were some of his more successful films while he was hit and miss with some of the other stuff, and he seems to be a guy that, if he has an unsuccessful outing, no one holds it against him. While I'm not a fan of Tooth Fairy or Game Plan or Journey 2 (which just came out a year or two ago between Fast flicks), I think it's great that Johnson seems to genuinely be having a blast with the material, not acting like he's above it or slumming it, which ultimately has probably expanded his fan base quite a bit. Also, outside of the Rush Hour movies, Jackie Chan's hardly been a big earner in the U.S., and Spy Next Door didn't do any better or worse or any more damage to his career than the half dozen or so movies before it. I'd also say that Cuba had already been on a bit of a losing streak too, but with Snow Dogs performing better than most.
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    doesn't fit the podcast. just doesn't.
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    I kinda fall with Paul. I don't know that it's actually a BAD movie. I too would love to hear what you guys have to say about it, especially about the relationship between Ginger and her "parents" but I'm still not sure that makes it "bad".
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