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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Episode 241.5 — Prequel to Episode 242

    Excited to watch some Gertz for next week!
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    Episode 241.5 — Prequel to Episode 242

    Hot date?
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    I thought Paul & Amy had a fascinating discussion about some of the complexities that are buried in Shane. But I also felt like, they were digging hard for them. Is this really truly a deconstruction of Western mythology and violence? I'm not so sure it gets there, to be honest. I have a hard time seeing it being that much of a statement. It's not far from it, though. Maybe with some more focus, better writing, better direction, it could have got there easily enough. Like for example... with the wife. I didn't need some explicit romance/cuckolding, but they could've really tied the emotions up better to it give it more feeling (like maybe they kiss once or had a past or something). Instead it's just... bland. It's interesting -- I never mention or really think about the technical side of these films, but I HAD to mention it here in my Letterboxd review. So I was amused when Paul & Amy made that hard pivot to break it down too. Some of it is glaringly amateur. And for me, that itself keeps it off this "top 100 movies ever" list. I mean, it's silly, but look again at that guy's hat flying off in the video I posted above. Why? Why be so silly? Why do it that way? I guess, I really WANT this to be the film Paul & Amy discussed, but I'm not sure it is.
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    I watched this scene like 5 times in a row, because the way the guy's hat flies off made me laugh really hard.
  5. Not Meet The Fockers? Haha but ya I'm mostly the same. I saw her A Star Is Born and I like her in it, but none of her other classics and I'm looking forward to that
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    Episode 241: Ninja III: The Domination

    Thanks for noticing and correcting!
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    Episode 241: Ninja III: The Domination

    This is perfection
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    Episode 241: Ninja III: The Domination

    Urban dictionary has quite a few sex definitions for "V8" https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=V8
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    Poll! Team V8 or Not-V8?

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    Blade Runner

    that's a good question and could be opened wider: what movies, whether on the list or not, define an entire genre?
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    Episode 240.5 — Minisode 240.5

    Yea true. I need to talk about V8 though!
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    Episode 240.5 — Minisode 240.5

    The movie read as fairly anti-cop to me. They all come off like inept dolts in it. They're no match for a ninja, even in helicopters and 3 feet away from him with machine guns.
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    Blade Runner

    Yea I'm with all of you. Amy's line there stuck out to me, that's exactly what I was trying to get at in my mind. I like experiential movies though (2001 is still my #1), and that does still elevate this a lot for me. I'm fine with it as a sci-fi rep, but I'd be happy with others over it (or, along with it). Alien is probably my choice. Even maybe Terminator. Brazil is a good call. I think I'm on the borderline right now for keeping this on the list, though I did vote yes right now. I'm still thinking about the movie and exactly where I fall with it. I'm not quite sure. Like imagine if you did connect with it deeply AND it had that visual experience. That's what should be on this list. And I feel this could have been that, but for whatever reason, it isn't quite.
  14. I was thinking - perhaps this documentary should have just been about Phife's life. That may have tempered some of our missed expectations and maybe have made it even more emotional. One thing that always surprises me about their last call reunion record was how great Jarobi sounded on it. He was never a huge part of the music, but his voice was strong on the last one. And yea, a bunch of us have been in on Unspooled since episode one and it has its own forum here if you scroll down a little bit on this here website. Come over and join us! We're pretty pro-Amy over there, though. No, it's common critique, I think. She doesn't bother me though. I want her nitpicks and value them. I do find I agree with her a lot, but if not, that's how I strengthen my opinions/arguments too. I do to some extent come at these movies with a "we need reevaluate a lot of these sacred cows" angle like she does, and that, I think, is true.
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    Episode 240.5 — Minisode 240.5

    I just watched the first two as well. The first one is trash. The second one is pretty enjoyable actually, but by no means "good". Looking forward to the third one!
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    Upcoming Episodes

    next five! 6/4 Blade Runner 6/11 Shane 6/18 Modern Times 6/25 It Happened One Night 7/1 Jaws
  17. Yea, I'll add, I'm a super fan of the band for sure. They're my second favorite rap group and I have all their stuff. (Outkast is first.) But I did not particularly enjoy the documentary. It's weird though because I do agree with the points Graham made, but also with what Cinco said. It needs more music. It needs more Ali Shaheed. It does give good access to the Tip and Phife, for sure, and some of it isn't all rosy. I would have preferred to see more of them when they were young, instead of seeing an older Q-Tip going to see his high school teacher. I dunno. Show me how their clashes and closeness created this music and made them popular and influential. That's the connection I think the documentary needed. Also they don't even mention "Scenario" once.
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    I'm totally behind this movie, 100%. I love it. And as I've seen it over the years, it's really grown on me more and more. I've seen some Tennessee Williams movies that dive into craziness (Suddenly Last Summer actually hits on cannibalism) but this one keeps it realistic. It's a great worthy classic.
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    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Paul & Amy salute to 1942's Jimmy Cagney musical extravaganza Yankee Doodle Dandy! They analyze the film as a template for modern musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody, break down a bizarre proposal scene, and learn how the real life political views of Jimmy Cagney clashed with his subject George M. Cohan. Plus: listeners offer their thoughts on Cabaret! For Intolerance week, what movie set do you think could inspire a great mall!
  20. I did a bit ago, and he responded with "haha. yes. rockula" so I think we should all coordinate text him about it He's written me back a few times, he's cool about it. i wrote him something about Intolerance too once after Unspooled
  21. you guys are focusing on the wrong thing
  22. Nevermind, that took 5 minutes and I'm in haha. Looks decent!
  23. Yea I'm just a little wary of signing up for more services, I'm already paying for 3 and have access to a ton of channels. I'll look into it though
  24. Love the Tribe! Haven't seen the docu though, hope I can find it