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  1. OfficerMooney

    Pan (2015)

    Just watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQBGmBOhQEE
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    Hard Target (1993)

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

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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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    Runaway Train

    The final shot is super poignant. I'm pretty sure June/Jason would be crying their eyes out.
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    Runaway Train

    Before Con Air, there was Runaway Train. Two convicts board a train that has --- surprise, surprise, --- no engineer on it. In a normal movie, this would be insanely dull to watch since the protagonists literally cannot do anything. The good news is that the convicts are played by 1980's Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, so you're in for an unfathomable ride into madness. Regardless of whether HDTGM picks this one up, everyone here should watch this well made and beautifully shot film. Certainly offers more food for thought than the summer blockbusters I've been seeing this year. But this film is balls to the wall in almost every department: plot, acting (this is that rare film where everyone is chewing scenery), and art department (a boxing ring in the middle of a high security prison?). And look at the core talent involved, most of whom are HDTGM alums: Jon Voight (Anaconda, and in peak form here), Eric Roberts (pulling a performance that I can only describe as proto McConaughey) and brief cameos from both Danny Trejo (Bad Ass) and Tom "Tiny" Lister (No Holds Barred) Director: Andrei Konchalovsky (Tango and Cash), and an early collaborator of famed director Andrei Tarkovsky With an original story from Akira Kurosawa, the director of Seven Samurai, Rashomon, and Ran. There are only a few films that are equal parts "How Did This Get Made" and "Thank God this got made". This is one of them.
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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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    Ass Backwards

    Korean thrillers / revenge movies, at this point, have far surpassed Hollywood's imo, I Saw The Devil is a near masterpiece
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    Runaway Train

    This man has 388 acting credits on IMDB, which surpasses Danny Trejo by almost a hundred.
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    Runaway Train

    Also: Voight was nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD for BEST ACTOR for this film. No one can get nominated in these sort of movies anymore! The face of an Oscar nominated performance
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    Pixels (2015)

    How did this get made? Because Adam Sandler and company decided to make it, and Sony has nothing better to release. Done. I feel at this point, Sandler movies are low hanging fruit and aren't worth the time discussing. However, there is an article on the Atlantic that reviews Pixels, and asks the questions we most likely would have gotten if HDTGM picked this up. Questions such as: Was there originally a part of the script that explained to audiences exactly how the aliens were able to render two-dimensional picture elements as three-dimensional blocks of light, and was that part maybe accidentally cut in the editing process? How can those blocks of light crash around and damage things? Does this movie understand what light is? Oh, also, was there originally a part explaining how Kevin James became president of the United States? Or was the jarring cut between him as a nerdy, arcade game-obsessed tween and him as the Commander in Chief maybe meant as a canny commentary on the reach of executive power? http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/pixels-review-adam-sandler-why/399521/
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    Top picks for guest

    I would love to get Craig Mazin and John August from Scriptnotes on one of the episodes. They can break down movies like nobody's business.
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    Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

    Thank God for that, because he bounced back with the hugely entertaining Red Cliff
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    Jupiter Ascending

    I am going to be brutally honest here: Jupiter Ascending is one of the most insane, excessive, confounding, and glorious movies released by a Hollywood studio in a very, very long time. It's the type of film perfect for HDTGM in the sense that so much love was put into its production --- the cinematography, production design, costume design and CGI are beautifully designed and realized --- and yet it all falls apart oh so terribly. "Next level bonkers" doesn't even begin to describe what happens in this movie. And if that isn't enough reason, Eddie Redmayne gives one of the most deliciously terrible and incoherent performance I've ever seen by a human being. Paul. June. Jason. I beg you. Please do this movie.
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    Episode 102 — Tango & Cash

    This film stole the "stopping the truck by standing in the middle of the road while holding a gun" almost beat for beat from Jackie Chan's "Police Story".
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    Top picks for guest

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