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    The Marine (2006)

    Bumping this because a) we have to wait until next year for John Cena in Fast & Furious 9, b) I still remember the beyond-cringey "molested by rock candy question mark?" running joke, and c) for the amazing bit where Robert Patrick coos to his sexy partner "We got away clean...", and it's like, MY DUDE, you were witnessed by many, many people riddling a police car with bullets in broad daylight. That is the OPPOSITE of getting away clean!"
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    Conspiracy Theory (1997)

    Also, I remember an interview with Patrick Stewart where they asked him why he did this movie and he talked about the level of hotel you get to stay in when you're working on an A-List movie and the gourmet breakfasts he was having. He was all "I get to eat salmon EVERY DAY!"
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    Conspiracy Theory (1997)

    I recently re-watched "Lethal Weapon 2" and realized that if you had re-cut it from the point-of-view of the woman he seduces, it would be a horror movie without having to change his performance; he is an emotionally-unstable cop with a gun and rage issues who repeatedly demonstrates he doesn't respect the law or boundaries and physically restrains her until she agrees to go out with him. And she ends up dead. "Conspiracy Theory" is that idea x100. The fact that it is ever treated as a romance instead of a straight-up stalker nightmare story is an indictment of how much we were willing to excuse from Mel back in the day.
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    Saturn 3 (1980)

    The number of scenes just devoted to, like, Kirk Douglas exercising. It's like 10 percent of the movie. That and the number of scenes where Harvey Keitel very slowly assembles a murderbot while our heroes are like "welp, can't worry about the completely normal thing he's doing over there, let's get SEXY AGAIN."
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    America's Sweethearts (2001)

    It's so weird because Crystal co-wrote the movie, so he knows that his character is supposed to be the best big studio P.R. guy around, and yet he plays every scene as a hapless underdog who can't keep up with anything even before things go truly off the rails.
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    America's Sweethearts (2001)

    Christopher Walken's character of Hal Weidmann is pretty clearly meant to be a very in-joke-y Hollywood spoof on eccentric 70's filmmaker Hal Ashby, who directed movies like Harold and Maude and Shampoo. For the plot to work, you have to believe so many impossible things: a) that someone like this would EVER be hired to direct a giant budget time-travel action film, b) he would be allowed to go all the way to the press junket while never showing anyone a single scrap of footage, and c) he could just torch the whole movie and make an invasive fly-on-the-wall documentary that ruins a movie star's career, and d) not end up sued, thrown in jail, and sued again.
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    Meet Joe Black (1998)

    I am so happy to add to the conversation promoting this movie for the podcast, but I'm torn because in the spirit of the movie I feel like I'm supposed to wait five months before saying anything.
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    The Wizard (1989)

    The Netflix "High Score" documentary series has a segment about the 1990 Nintendo World Video Game Championships that included footage of the event - the finals were even at Universal Studios Hollywood just like in this movie. Anyone else watch and get a flashback to The Wizard?
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    Brothers of the Frontier (1996)

    Bumping this because the cinematic oeuvre of the Lawrence Brothers now merits a deeper dive.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Hang on - I ALWAYS peel the entire banana. How else are you going to examine it for gross, bruisy, mushy bits before you eat it? You're just taking bites of your banana BLIND?!? WOW you people live on the edge.
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    Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

    True story, per Wikipedia: This movie got made because the Dow Chemical Company had a giant pile of money parked in Yugoslavian banks which they could not transfer out. Legally, though, they could "invest" the money in a film shot within the country, thus laundering it back to America. A landmark answer to the question How Did This Get Made?
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    Lost in Space (1998)

    Bumping this since These Kids Today are super-into binge-watching "Friends" but, since they weren't around when it was new, they are tragically under-educated in how EVERY SINGLE FRIEND got multiple chances to become a movie star; and this is WAY more entertaining to watch than, say, David Schwimmer in "The Pallbearer".
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    Ricochet (1991)

    It actually used to be an inside joke with a friend of mine that we'd say "You up for the house special?" to each other because of the sequence where: a) Lithgow surreptitiously records Denzel Washington flirting with a waitress, then b) Drugs Denzel into unconsciousness with heroin, then c) Hires a prostitute to have sex with his unconscious body, while d) Videotaping, so he can e) DUB the dialogue from the waitress flirting over the hooker video so it looks as if Denzel is conscious and participating, then f) Publicize the videotape to ruin Denzel's reputation, WHILE g) As a bonus (or maybe part of the plan question mark?,) giving Denzel a VENEREAL DISEASE And this is just, like, PART of his revenge plan.
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    Ricochet (1991)

    I'm here for it too. After all, a Beretta in the butt beats a butterfly in the boot.
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    Volcano (1997)

    Well we need this movie now; because it's the OG Floor is Lava. Wilshire Blvd. is Lava. Subway is Lava. EVERYTHING IS LAVA.
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