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  1. Boy makes robot. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Robot dies. Girl dies. Boy steals her body from the hospital and puts the robot microchip in her brain. Girl goes on a killing spree. I personally love this movie, but it is one Wes Craven often cited as his worst film. It starts out as an innocent Short Circuit/Gremlins/ET rip-off, a boy and his ‘pet’ story, that springboards into a Bride of Frankenstein-esque gory mess. It’s a great example of how easily producers, studio execs, and test audiences can ruin a movie (not to say they were working on high art to begin with). Craven wanted a departure from horror fame and set out to craft a PG love story with some dark fantasy elements and was forced instead to “be that spooky Nightmare guy.” The trailer cuts out any mention of nor even shows a single frame of the titular ‘friend’ BB the robot. The added gore scenes are so over the top and laughable that it’s hard not to shake your head and ask yourself, “what the hell am I watching.” I think you guys would have a lot of fun with this one. I feel bad ruining this, because if you aren’t expecting it you’d never see it coming, but the most infamous scene is this murder-by-basketball: Fun fact: the screenwriter would go on to win Oscar gold for Ghost.
  2. Dude, Paul...Katherine Hepburn...not Lauren Bacall. C'mon, man.
  3. I worked at a movie theater in 2004. It was a quiet weekday with only a smattering of patrons. An elderly couple leaving their auditorium stopped at the poster for Sky Captain and the husband says, "I thought we were seeing that!" They had just sat through, start to finish, Soul Plane starring Snoop Dogg.
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    25 - Chronic Town

    Missed opportunity to not have a monetary thread and name him Mike Millions (assuming Stipe& = stipend).
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    Episode 3 - Cartoons

    Yes to Jayce and Bionic 6. So-so show and toys, but great animation and earwormy, rockin' themes.
  6. 100% down for REM!! I've been clamoring since it was casually suggested how ever many years ago now (somewhere around Prisoner of Azkaban, I think). Scotts the Frequency...Scott?
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    Episode 171 - Miami Connection: LIVE!

    A theory on the "Miami" in Miami Connection, which was originally titled Against The Ninja. When the Bruce Lee film Fist of Fury was released in the US, it's title was changed to The Chinese Connection to capitalize on the popularity of The French Connection (note: they meant to give the name to The Big Boss, but messed up...so that was retitled Fists of Fury, just so everything was nice and confusing. Of further note, it's about a drug smuggling ring and everyone does martial arts). Anyway, I think the title Miami Connection is supposed to draw comparisons to those films, but more specifically, to invoke Bruce Lee himself. Miami Vice could be a contributing factor in Miami over Orlando, but that could be as simple as Orlando Connection not packing the same punch.
  8. "Seductive position" softens the fact that she straight up Sharon Stone/Basic Instincts him.
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    Episode 166.5 - Minisode 166.5

    Paul Bartel and Jim Wynorski are two different people. On the subject, however, Paul and Mary "Bland" making a cameo in Chopping Mall is the craziest example of stunt cast/in-joke I've seen in a movie (Dick Miller was more of a wink and actually makes sense). I can't imagine the scene making any sense unless you are in on it. I'm sure they'll bring this up. I feel like Eating Raoul is something Jason would have seen and been into.
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    Episode 165 - Ninja Terminator: LIVE!

    I wanted to get into Godfrey Ho and the whole ninja craze in general, but it looks like we're pretty well covered here. One thing that I don't think was mentioned, however, was Pink Floyd's "Echoes" which can be heard... For those that watched on YouTube, did you happen to also watch the trailer for Golden Ninja Warrior? If so, did you love it?
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    Episode 159 - Sleepwalkers

    I also watched this with my Stephen King loving mother when I was 8. She did not, however, speak a single word to me about that and I assume was just hoping it'd all be over my head. I do remember arguing with her that the cop was Mark Hamill and triumphantly pointing at his name in the credits (as if I didn't know what Luke fucking Skywalker looked like, pft!). I also remember NOT being able to sleep that night and sneaking back to the living room to watch Disney's Pinocchio. I don't know why I chose it, but does fit as a bizarre transformation double feature. Maybe I just wanted to see Figaro?
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    Episode 159 - Sleepwalkers

    I read this as his inner child responding to it's greatest fear: kitties. I'm sure the last thing he expected to see was a cat, literally, riding shotgun. Good question, but if they could take other forms (age? ethnicity?), shouldn't they have been doing it all the time? Seems like a handy trick for someone constantly on the run.
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    Episode 158 - Body Parts: LIVE!

    Get Gilly in a Wes Anderson movie RIGHT NOW!
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    Episode 157.5 - Minisode 157.5

    Ummmm...Dr. Mario is fucking amazing. And yes, all of the screengrabs were Chopping Mall.
  15. Speaking of sculptures... In the TV series (at least early on), Duncan MacLeod is an antiques dealer. I always thought that was a clever profession/cover. He'd have had 400 years to collect shit and hone his skills. "Nope, that's definitely 17th century...trust me."
  16. I meant to bring this up, too. It almost doubles as a jab at MacLeod for even having concern for it. "What, this piece of shit?"
  17. Let's go back to "The Prize" here for a second. According to the original film, the Prize is described as "a special ability which is given to the last living immortal warrior, vast knowledge and the ability to enslave the entire human race." So, Immortals are part of a forced conflict called The Game, which is chopping off every Immortal's head until you're the last and win The Prize. Now, The Gathering is a subconscious summoning effect that forces the Immortals to participate in The Game. Here's a quote from Ramirez from the first film: "... when there are only a few of us left, we will feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land ... to fight for the prize ..." The film definitively ENDS...which is what makes the sequel murky from the get-go. The Kurgan wants power and chaos and to dominate and MacLeod wants to be left alone, find love, and settle down. So, he beats the bad guy, gets the girl, and gains his mortality (and infinite knowledge...so that's cool). Story over. All of this gets really fucked up when you incorporate the time travel element. The tacked on stipulation that he can travel back makes even less sense! Connor MADE his choice! There was no question of him coming back, and in fact, sending the porcupine brothers was the catalyst of The Game starting all over again. Was that the goal? Are we to assume they want to enslave Zeist? Give Katana the Prize so he can rule? What do they want?? If so, like Cameron H. pointed out...there are infinite ways to manipulate ANY of that with no risk. But I think WE'RE all overthinking it, because the real explanation is nobody involved in the movie knew what was going on. That fact has now been heavily documented.
  18. I now legitimately hate that guy as well. Thanks for sharing! Although, I'd argue that I hate well over half the audience members they talk to. Jason is always there to tear into them, so it's okay.
  19. "Who Wants to Live Forever" was used often. Too often. Possibly in every scene with them together (at least it felt like it) and maybe again in the flashback to his wife? "A Kind of Magic" was on the jukebox in the bar, but I can't recall if there was an instrumental version.
  20. Cameron H. maybe you're just a skilled lip reader? Or perhaps you have heard tale of what dark haired ladies like to do and were able to fill in the blanks? I could still make it out despite the muffled whisper in the version I have. (Ugh, I have it)
  21. Some deleted scenes. Skip ahead to the alternate ending at the 3:50 mark.
  22. Why you always gotta be lying to me, bro? Dashed my hopes that you might have the theatrical cut and then breaking my heart by saying June wasn't on the show. Glad that wasn't the case! Can't wait to listen tonight. So I guess the moral is: lying is okay if it yields a nice surprise.
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    Episode 153.5 - Minisode 153.5

    Bummer! I must have missed that June wouldn't be on it. I got so excited when Paul said it made her mad. The Sorcerer was another Highlander III subtitle. It could have also been called, "Didn't you learn your lesson?" or, "Welcome back, dum-dums." Speaking of which, I like how the movie dubbed The Quickening makes absolutely no mention of the Quickening.
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    Episode 153.5 - Minisode 153.5

    They're all basically the same. Anything that says Renegade cut is also the director's cut. There is also a "special edition" which is the same cut with touched up special effects (as if that was the problem). So regardless of packaging, if it is 109 minutes, you're watching the right one.
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    Episode 153.5 - Minisode 153.5

    I don't think you have the theatrical cut on DVD, unless it is a bootleg or foreign copy (I think there is a French DVD release with the US theatrical cut). We'd have to go VHS or Laserdisc for the "Zeist" alien cut of the film. Which is unfortunate. (I can already hear Jason screaming "WHAT???") If you're wanting to "upgrade", I recommend the Olive Films 2013 release of the Renegade cut. The DVD and blu-ray are practically identical PQ-wise, so grab whichever is cheaper.