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  1. OfficerMooney

    Hard Target (1993)

    Bump! JCVD and John Woo alone makes this worthy of consideration.
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    The Cat in the Hat (2003)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztxEHtrgTRg
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    Episode 136 - Hell Comes to Frogtown: LIVE!

    Agreed. Moshe comes off as an unfunny version of Nick Kroll. And it really sounds like neither of the guests gave a shit about the film.
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    Guests I'd Love To Hear of HDTGM

    Andy Daly... as Don DiMello
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    Pan (2015)

    Bump, because they haven't covered a movie from the 21st century in a while.
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    Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

    I thought this movie was solid. It is more enjoyable to watch than the first Mad Max.
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    Pan (2015)

    Just watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQBGmBOhQEE
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    Runaway Train

    The final shot is super poignant. I'm pretty sure June/Jason would be crying their eyes out.
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    Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

    Oh I disagree about this. Judging from the trailers, this movie looks vanilla as hell, and totally worthless adaptation of the video game (which is about stealth kills, not running into the room willy nilly with guns a blazing)
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    Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

    Oh I disagree about this. Judging from the trailers, this movie looks vanilla as hell, and totally worthless adaptation of the video game (which is all about stealth kills, which does not seem to evidenced at all here)
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    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

    Bump, because this is a wonderful, fever dream of a film. I want to see June trying to peel back the thematic onion of this movie.
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    EPISODE 116 — Top Dog: LIVE!

    Goodness, the crowd seemed more obnoxious than usual this episode
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    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Oh, it's a trend for sure. Gareth Edwards did one film before doing Godzilla. Colin Trevarrow did one film before doing Jurassic World. The directors for Skull Island and the next Spider Man both did only one film before starting the project. It makes economic sense to hire these directors on the cheap for franchise films that almost always guarantee a profit. So who cares if the actual films being made are mediocre and boring, amirite?
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    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Why are we so eager to label this guy a dick? We're so willing to write off filmmakers as garbage after they made one fluke of a movie or hear rumors of mistakes on set (if he made I Heart Hukabees today, David O. Russell would've been fucked). Being a filmmaker means making mistakes along the way. Stanley Kubrick didn't start out of the gate with masterpieces. Neither did Scorsese, De Palma, Aronofsky, Kurosawa, etc. What a sad ultimatum these indie turned studio directors face: you either try something different and risk failures, knowing that if you fail you'll probably get butfucked by both critics and social media OR you play it safe to the point of sterility, and make mindless unmemorable movies that guarantees profit (e.g. Jurassic World, Jurassic World, Jurassic World).
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    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Well to be fair, it's not beyond Hollywood to do drastic recuts of a film before release, and it's not outside the realm of possibility that Fox did just that and Tranck had no knowledge of it while he was being interviewed. There's no way of knowing whether this happened of course, but I think it's unfair to peg a filmmaker as disingenuous in this context, simply because we don't know what happened in the studio. Also, I feel terribly sorry for Tranck. He didn't seem to be trashing his film in that Twitter post, he just sounded defeated. Can you imagine yourself in his position? Just 31 years old, his first film was critically acclaimed and a box office hit, and on track to direct a Star Wars film. Now his newest movie is getting dismal reviews, he lost the Star Wars gig, and people are already writing him off as a failure. This is why the pattern of hiring indie directors to do studio films is awful. For every Colin Trevarrow and Gareth Edwards, there will be far more filmmakers who simply aren't ready to handle $150 million dollar budgeted films and will inevitably be manhandled by producers.
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