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  1. Molly L.

    Episode 184 - Johnny Mnemonic: LIVE!

    OKAY - Dr. Jacques Coulardeau, the one who wrote the long and rambling review, HAS BEEN FEATURED BEFORE in Color of Night (has anyone mentioned this yet??). The name and the writing style seemed really familiar... He reviews A LOT of stuff. Like every other day, it seems. https://www.amazon.c...iews-filter-bar https://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Mnemonic-Keanu-Reeves/product-reviews/B000I8ES4S/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_search_rgt?filterByKeyword=jacques&search-alias=community-reviews#reviews-filter-bar On another note, I didn't watch this movie, but I almost wish I did. What I most want to watch is Jessica St. Clair explaining every Star Wars movie. EDIT: unsure if the links are actually to each of the reviews in question...if they're not you can totally take my word for it and/or google yourself (I tried)
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    Episode 159.5 - Minisode 159.5

    I actually did this for Boy Next Door and it did work; there are even copies at my local brand that I wouldn't even need to put a hold on. The main issue is that I no longer have access to a reliable DVD player I highly recommend it for anyone who does though!! I do have one at work I think, but my coworkers already think I'm crazy enough from the summer I binge listened to this podcast and laughed like a maniac while doing 6 months of soul crushing busy work, so staying late to watch a Keanu movie might finally make them commit me involuntarily...
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    Episode 159.5 - Minisode 159.5

    Whyyyy is this movie not available to rent?!?! I finally have the time to watch an HDTGM movie but I'm not sure I can spend $10 on this shit in part because of how much I HATE this premise. The plot made me incredibly anxious just thinking about it when it came out. Not sure what I found so bad about it because I can get down with sci fi/fantasy and even time travel but I just HATED thinking about it for some reason. Maybe now that I'm not just generally wracked with (untreated) anxiety it won't bother me so much (here's hoping...). AND as an (almost) neuroscientist I will say that I have also heard the theory the EHL caller gave about foot fetishes - namely that the genitals and the feet are right next to each other on the cortical homunculus, and this might lead to some relatively easy cross-wiring or common mix ups of some kind. I also cannot comment on the validity of this theory, but I will say that if you want nightmares you should google "cortical homunculus"
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    Episode 150 - Grease 2

    Also, small thing -- why were the singer guys practicing in the locker room? Was it because of the acoustics (I feel like people who know stuff about music/sound say bathrooms have good acoustics)? Was it to keep other people from hearing them? If it was the latter, that's stupid, because it's probably one of the more consistently populated parts of a school, right? If it's the former....I don't know anything about music so OK lol
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    Episode 150 - Grease 2

    Hahaha oooohh, did I just hit upon a possible hot commodity? Last time I was there I did a crazy purge of my childhood shit, and I don't remember seeing it then, so there is hope...either that or we got rid of it years and years ago haha
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    Episode 150 - Grease 2

    The end of this ep was unreal, I'm dying...I only managed about 75% of the movie before I threw in the towel. I LOVED Grease as a kid (I watched it recently and stand by that). I remember people watching #2 at a birthday sleepover once when I was probably 9 or 10, and people were already saying it was a shitty movie. Also one Christmas my parents gave me the Grease 2 soundtrack instead of the first one...I assume they didn't look at the track listing... I never listened to it and maybe never even opened it and was WILDLY disappointed. maybe I should look for it in my parents' house when I go home for Christmas and sent it to June if I can find it... ALSO HOLD UP JASON IS IN GILMORE GIRLS??? Literally how did I miss this??? The movie/TV purist in me is trying to rewatch all of the series first because I know haven't seen it all chronologically, but this commitment is becoming more difficult...
  7. Gosh, this was a great movie and a great episode....this movie was so full of plot holes, it's barely worth contemplating them all. BUT one small thing that surprised me was what good shape she was in after 1,000 years as a hollow wooden mannequin. It seems she was well taken care of as a mannequin/statue, but even still, having no damage at all seems surprising. Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything I've encountered that was 1,000 years old that wasn't made of stone or ceramic or something more...solid. Though I'm sure it's possible, it would probably require a lot of attention. Which begs the question, why did they take such good care of her? They could've just destroyed her (or killed her before turning her into a mannequin) and been done with it. Was it just because the sorcerer guy was in love with her and wanted to "save" her for his great-great-great etc. grandson? If so, how and why was she in a museum? Why didn't he just take her and hide her away instead? Also, I'm surprised they didn't talk about when he made breakfast for her. He literally threw eggs in the air, let them crack in a strainer, and smashed the raw egg through it. This indicates to me that he isn't as ready to leave home as he tells his mom he is...unless I've been making eggs wrong my whole (adult) life.
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    Episode 135.5 - Minisode 135.5

    Well, I've literally never been more horrified or confused listening to Paul describe next week's movie...
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    Episode 132 - Bloodsport: LIVE!

    I have a Scandinavian coworker (who speaks great English) who says her accent would be less pronounced if she spoke with more of a British accent as opposed to an American one, because they learn British English. Of course it's still not their native language, but it's possible that for some non-English speaking Europeans, UK accents are easier to pick up because it's basically how they're taught to speak English and maybe feels more natural, whereas US ones are like, an accent on top of an accent, if that makes any sense. I'm SURE this is a very very sweeping generalization and I should say I was born and raised in the US, so this is totally hypothesis and I am sorry if I'm wrong.
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    Episode 132 - Bloodsport: LIVE!

    Oh man, this episode was GREAT. After a verrrrry long day I was listening to the episode on my way home and I found myself dying of laughter in the grocery store over the guy doing the splits (I should know better than to listen to HDTGM in public after the many many times I have scared strangers). There was definitely a tiny part of me that wanted it to be fake because the thought of a coordinated effort to trick the listeners into thinking an audience member was taking off his pants and performing gymnastic feats on stage just struck me as so funny. Though the fact that it actually happened-- and that video -- are actually much better. In the flashback, did young Dux look like, way older and taller than all the other kids? I think that just exacerbated the weirdness of the acting and kind of made him seem like a possible actual giant instead of just a fan of giants in general.
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    Episode 130 - Teen Witch

    OKAY I just looked up the little brother on wikipedia after they were talking about him and I found out THIS (which I don't think anyone has mentioned yet, sorry if this is old news) -- His first film role was in another HDTGM movie, Halloween III: Season of the Witch! I remember almost nothing about this movie, but apparently he played a character called "Wille Challis."
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    Episode 129.5 - Minisode 129.5

    I have! I went on family vacation when I was in middle school and my most vivid memory is actually of the Pirate Museum in Salem...I also took a history class on witches in college, which was super fun. I wish I remembered more of it, not that it's super relevant to what's going on in this movie, anyway... The one thing I remember pretty well that's almost tangentially related to the movie is a little bit more of a (not actually that great) "fun" fact: back in the 1600s, there was Salem town and Salem Village. A lot of the witch action went down in Salem Village, now Danvers, MA -- it's where the afflicted girls and most of the accused "witches" lived. There was also stuff going down in nearby Andover and Ipswich. The trials (at least most of them, I think) did take place in Salem Town (which is present-day Salem), but my general understanding is that Salem has kind of co-opted the witch trials as mostly their thing to make themselves more of a tourist attraction. Which is a long way of saying that, in modern terms/if you want to get super picky, Louise was probably descended from witches in Salem Village, AKA Danvers.
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    Episode 129 - The Apple: LIVE!

    Oh man, I'm ALSO so mad at myself for not realizing it was Professor Sprout, I feel like the worst Hufflepuff ever (although like books > movies forever and always, so I will probably recover pretty soon). This movie was just unreal. It was the first one in a while that I just wanted to rant about to unsuspecting friends and strangers. The episode was great, but there are a couple things I want to touch on, apologies if anyone has mentioned these before: 1 - This movie had some kind of weird incest-y undertones. I was really torn as to whether Bibi and Alphie were siblings or a couple until thirty five minutes into the movie, when Bibi finally referred to him as her boyfriend. My initial thought was that they were a couple, but their song's lyrics were not really about romantic love, though everyone kept calling it a love song (which I guess could still be true, but I feel like "love songs" usually are about romance). It seems a little bizarre to be singing lyrics like "We're all children of the universal family" and "and we are everybody's brother, we share the birthright to be free" with your significant other, I think, but maybe I just don't understand because I'm not a hippie, AKA "refugee from the 60s." Also, does Alphie see Bibi make out with Dandi the first party? He seems overall upset by the environment and her buying in, but not necessarily about her going off with another dude specifically. Honestly, their relationship seemed weird and bad from the beginning. 2 - They touched on this a little, but Alphie and Bibi are way too trusting. Bibi's just instantly chugging enormous glasses of champagne and taking strange pills given to her by strangers, and Alphie shows up at a party thrown by his enemies, uninvited, to try to steal his girlfriend back, and thinks nothing of downing two classes of what Pandi refers to as her "special drink"? Moosejaw needs to do a better job teaching its children about stranger danger.
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    Episode 127.5 - Minisode 127.5

    Oh my god, I know I have some of those songs in my music library and now I have to find them. I haven't thought of Josie and the Pussycats in ages but I bet it would hold up for me too...I feel like I have a hard time objectively judging movies from this era because I wasn't quite able to tell what made a movie good yet and my friends have the same nostalgia goggles as me. I might have to go binge watcha bunch of late 90s/early 2000s movies immediately, probably starting with Bring It On. I don't know if people think that's a bad movie or a good movie but I could probably watch it like 2 or 3 times in a row and feel pretty great about it. I haven't rewatched too many movies I saw as a kid, but I think it might be an interesting exercise. Thanks to HDTGM, I was able to amend my opinion of Super Mario Bros. -- I have a very strong memory of my brother and I loving it so much we chose to rent it at Blockbuster multiple times in a row when we were in elementary school. Now...I'm just happy it was all on youtube so I don't have to admit to spending any (more) money on seeing it
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    Episode 127 - Kazaam: LIVE!

    Oh, man this movie...I can't believe I never saw it as a kid. I honestly remember Shaq more as a media personality ( ) way more than I remember him actually playing basketball. Here's my main gripe. When the woman (I think her name is Asia?) that the club owner sends on a date with Kazaam comes back and is talking to him about how it went, she says, "He's about as interesting as his pituitary gland." I must come to the defense of the pituitary gland. It's a small endocrine gland about the size of a pea attached to the hypothalamus (a structure toward the base of the brain) and it's literally called the "master gland." It plays a role in regulating functions such as fertility, kidney function, blood pressure, and muscle and bone growth. Perhaps this line is a reference to his height possibly being the result of pituitary malfunction (which is a thing -- called acromegaly) -- thought I don't know if Shaquille O'Neill has this specifically), but that seems like giving the writers too much credit. PLUS, if his pituitary gland isn't working properly, then it totally isn't boring! I guess I'm an aspiring scientist and not a nightclub owner's puppet, so perhaps I am looking at this through the wrong lens, but either way, it's a shitty analogy. UNLESS...she is a closet pituitary enthusiast, knows all of this, and is secretly saying that he's really interesting, because she does actually like him (right?) but doesn't want to let on. But that is definitely giving the writers too much credit. I would like to know how they decided on that line, though.
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