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    Forums shutting down

    Cheers everyone, met a lot of good folks on here
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    Jurassic Park

    I prefer this to Jaws myself. It's not fighting a shark, it's survival. I prefer that immensely and think it opens up many more levels. I get that Jaws was the first, but I think JP has more to it - deeper levels like ethical quandaries. I also think it's scarier, tbh. I know Jaws is like a prototype scary blockbuster but I don't find sharks scary; hyper-intelligent mean dinosaurs though? *shivers* I'm not sure if JP is the best blockbuster or not, but if there has to be a Spielberg blockbuster, I'm picking Jurassic Park.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    I know a few people have posted this in threads, but they get buried and twitter timelines fade, so I thought we could keep this thread up-to-date better (and more easily findable) Current upcoming episodes: Ep 5 - The French Connection Ep 6 - Titanic Ep 7 - 2001: A Space Odyssey Ep 8 - Bonnie & Clyde
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    I don't agree that The Thing is better than Alien, and I can't figure any reason not to send Alien up to space.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Space movie #3 is Contact
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    Galaxy Quest

    Yea I agree with that. Early on, Amy uses the word 'grandeur' as what's missing and I think that's right. If it just had a bit more grandeur, maybe, but I can't otherwise get it anywhere near the top 100. Also I think there's something to the fact that Paul & Amy seem to be talking about everything but the movie -- it's all about the nerd culture or the meta nature of an actor playing an actor or things like that.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Space movie #2 for next week is Galaxy Quest every pick is I guess by the fans this series and we won't know more than a week in advance if people want to get ahead, Paul did post two insta polls on his and the unspooled insta stories: Right Stuff or Apollo 13? [Apollo 13 is winning pretty easily] Starship Troopers or Alien [Alien is winning by a lot too]
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    A League of Their Own

    i took that to mean how Paul is usually the one to watch like one movie a million times over and over, and Amy is more likely to watch a million movies. here it was reversed, Paul watched League once in the past and Amy's seen it over and over.
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    A League of Their Own

    Yea I haven't listened to the ep yet, but I have to vote no. It's definitely a fun movie and really good story, but I feel like it's told in the cheesiest ways possible; so much so that it actually hurts the story being told. I reckon the upcoming tv show about it will feel more important.
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    Chariots of Fire

    It's weird, Paul & Amy seem to not like the movie so much, but the way they talk about it are all the things that are great about it. Meditative, tampered-down drama, not explosive, British stoicness. Those things are why it works, and feels different.
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    Chariots of Fire

    i have no idea how to vote. i thought it was a terrific film, looks good, poetic, unique use of music, important to British culture. but it is also a little boring, right? i rated it highly as a film for my own purposes, but not sure about for the Unspooled Spaceship. stumped on that. i guess i should listen to the episode.
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    Yea, it's definitely enjoyable, but I don't think it has the quality necessary for the rocket. I found the team to be a faceless, personality-less team. It would've been a lot more fun if the team was real characters too! I'm not even sure I was rooting for them, to be honest. Also why was everyone in the town so mean? Not just like 'roll their eyes behind the new guy's back' but flat-up rude and awful. There is some subtle stuff as Sycasey mentioned, but I really can't put this up as one the 'best' sports movies.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Sorry I got the dates all wrong, or they changed since I saw the announcement on Twitch. Looks like Hoosiers is next week, so shift everything a week
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    Upcoming Episodes

    next mini-series! true-life sports movies #Underdogs 3/11 Hoosiers 3/18 Brian's Song 3/25 Cool Runnings 4/1 Chariots of Fire 4/8 A League of their Own 4/15 listeners' pick
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    A Place in the Sun

    I actually really loved the movie, but the ending with the trial and the "your guilty in your heart" nonsense knocked this out of the spaceship for me. I didn't hate the ending, but I thought it was iffy enough to not be considered for the aliens.
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    Groundhog Day

    Yea that's why I voted yes. I do love it and it is such a current milestone. I agree with Paul & Amy that it's mostly just the writing. Cinematically, it's pretty light and almost too "typical" (ie. the music, etc.). But the cast and the script carry it very far beyond that.
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    Musical Mondays Week 110 Preview (Grudlian's pick)

    yea. we don't want to try to steal Paul's community there. if people want to chat about politics or the NBA or whatever, he's got a big Discord and places to do that. we'll have a few extra channels for side convos, but mostly we're sticking to awful movies. (and we have set up spots for our HDTGM watchalongs and Musical Mondays). that should keep it better focused and more forum-like, I think.
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    Chungking Express

    I love the movie a lot, but I had to vote no. I'm putting a VERY high bar on my votes.
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    Musical Mondays Week 110 Preview (Grudlian's pick)

    It is something we the mods are constantly discussing, and will be flexible and take any suggestions into account. We are going to use a few focused channels, especially for 'current' episodes. Every two weeks, we'll sort of 'clear it' in a way. If you want to talk about older movies/episodes, there's other channels for that to happen. People don't post Corrections & Omissions for old episodes anyway, so I don't anticipate too much cross-talk there. And really how often to people bump up really old threads here? We all stay fairly well-focused on the most recent eps. We'll have to see how the chatting develops though (and also consider how it is useful for Paul and crew) and be willing to adjust on the fly. I've been in some big Discords and discussions happen all the time and quicker. My biggest worry is it may be a little harder to write longer thought-out posts for Corrections & Omissions but we're confident it will end up there as we all get used to it. We are doing our best to set it all up like a forum, so to make the transition easier. Also, the big Discords I'm in have much more close-knit connections. We can chat a little more than we do here. Like, I don't know where almost any of you live, yet I chat with all of you all the time. We can converse now in Discord! That said, this is a pretty much purely a HDTGM Discord. I don't anticipate it being as broad as other groups, like Paul's own Discord.
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    HDTGM Message Boards Migrating to Discord!!!

    Oh hm it appears the invite links only last for 24 hours. Here's one that I believe will last forever https://discord.gg/5fwTmtSpG8
  21. it's cool, i don't have to watch everything!
  22. I didn't feel like paying for it, tbh
  23. hey so this was taken off tubi within the last week! i went to watch it and it's gone. i know it was there earlier, i had looked for it.
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    HDTGM Classics: The Return

    I was just looking at the lead actress/writer's Letterboxd filmography and she has an amazing career going Deadly Sugar Daddy 2 Lava 2 Lantula https://letterboxd.com/actor/lorynn-york-1/
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Here's the next series called #CoupleGoals 1/14 - When Harry Met Sally 1/21 - Chungking Express 1/28 - Groundhog Day 2/4 - A Place In The Sun 2/11 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2/18 - Love & Basketball 2/25 - Brokeback Mountain 3/4 - fan choice #unsmooched