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Cinco DeNio

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  1. 1 hour ago, gigi-tastic said:

    Awesome! My other HDTGM movie group typically has stuff tonight and I think we're just doing tv show episodes of Goosebumps tonight so I should be able to do some of that and do Bedknobs so this works perfectly provided my med balance stays as it is and I don't get super sleepy and pass out.  I  never thought I would see the day when I eagerly awaited being stabbed in the neck for my migraines yet I'm counting down the days until the first week of November. 

    Here's the link for my room.  You'll need to set up a login for Kast if you don't have one already.


  2. 20 hours ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    I scored an HTDGM bargain today.  Amazon Prime Video had Xanadu for $4.99 for HD streaming.  Vudu wanted $14.99.  Since the movie is in Movies Anywhere I bought it on Amazon and can watch it on Vudu (and others)!

    (Xanadu was my introduction to the podcast and is still one of my favorite episodes.)

    Got a similar bargain on Footlight Parade, one of my favorite Busby Berkeley 1930's musicals.  Got it on Amazon for $4.99 and Vudu wanted $9.99.  I saved $15 on two movies!

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  3. I love technology. I recently watched an 82-year-old movie, The Goldwyn Follies, and it was almost as clear as if it had been filmed yesterday!  Between the 55-inch TV and the HD streaming, it was a pleasure to watch.  (The movie was so-so but oh well.)

    EDIT: Yes, it had to have been remastered to be so clear.  I like The Scarlet Pimpernel, made in 1934, and that's muddy as all get out.


    A private YouTube video is below.


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  4. 3 hours ago, GrahamS. said:

    Another One of my favorite lines—that goes by so fast it’s easy to miss— as Micky is desperately looking for Mitch:”Is there a cockfighting ring nearby?”

    the image of Eugene Levy as that depressed character on a downward trajectory that involves cockfights ...that’s some funny shit!

    Are you sure he meant roosters?


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  5. 8 hours ago, GrahamS. said:

    Some of my favorite parts:

    Jennifer Coolidge's open-mouthed humming

    Jane Lynch's WINC cult

    HarryShearer's lecture about the Spanish Civil War and his abrupt exit.

    Fred Willard (RIP)

    Bob Balaban's increasing obsessive compulsive behavior and his terrible introductions "The Type of infectious that's good to spread around."

    Eugene Levy/Catherine O'Hara

    Seeing the folk.version of Spinal Tap


    "Thank God for the model trains.  Without the model trains they wouldn't have gotten the idea for the big trains." (paraphrased)

    The funniest thing about the WINC cult is it shows how absolutely whipped John Michael Higgins is.  He's worshipping in a cult devised by his wife and believes in a dimension that she said existed only in her mind!  He's taken "worshipping what you can't see" to an ultimate extreme.  He has no hope of entering this dimension if she dies before he does.

    Also, Town Hall is a real place.  HDTGM did live shows there in 2017.

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  6. I found out my favorite Bollywood movie is now available on Amazon Prime.  That's cool to see it in higher quality and with proper subtitles.  I'm not sure the subtitles on the DVD are quite up to snuff.

    Honestly, it was the first ever Bollywood movie I saw.  20-some years ago I worked with a bunch of Indians on H-1B visas.  One of them had us all over for lunch and we watched the entire movie.  It will always have sentimental value to me.


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  7. 42 minutes ago, theworstbuddhist said:

    Well my friend, you can buy the entire series on DVD from Shout! factory: https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/reboot-the-definitive-mainframe-edition?product_id=1567

    Or apparently it is on Prime video in the US and Crave here in the Canadas. There is also a terrible looking new live action series called The Guardian Code on Netflix, I have not managed to get through an episode of it yet but I guess I haven't tried very hard either.

    You are AWESOME!  I will watch on Prime Video for now and save up for the DVDs.  I much prefer to have physical disks.

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  8. 1 minute ago, theworstbuddhist said:

    Hi! Welcome, and thanks for all that. I am somewhat familiar with the history of Transformers having lived through it (born in 1968); I was not a fan of the original show (too old for it by then I suppose) but I feel like I have been a big fan of some stuff that is related to it one way or another. For example Marvel's comics adaptation of The Micronauts, a toy line called Microman in Japan that I think is considered to be the source of the shapeshifting cars/vehicles? Anyway, in that series writer Bill Mantlo (probably best known now for creating Rocket Raccoon) created a mythology for those toys and created some new characters to throw in with them. Marvel did a lot of toy-related series in the late 70s and early 80s including Team America, Go Bots, GI Joe, Rom, and Shogun Warriors, to varying degrees of success. 

    The other thing I loved was Mainframe animation - they are the company who worked on Beast Wars (not sure if they also did Beast Machines) and I think BW was probably their most lucrative work apart from some Barbie films. I love their series called Reboot, especially the latter two seasons where they got some comics writers like Len Wein in to create some sharp episodes lampooning stuff like The Evil Dead and The Prisoner.

    I too love Reboot but can't find any episodes.  Help a brother out?

  9. 24 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    Again, I think the movie is showing how uncool folk is. Where you expect there to be drama, there isn’t — except for *them* there is. Does that make sense? It’s a bunch of Mr Rogers and this is as edgy as they get.

    I loved the New Mainstreet Singers, because it was about how a group can evolve to the point it’s unrecognizable, but is able to kind of “cash in.” They only have one of the original 9 members so they can technically call themselves the same band, but they’ve gone from being this quasi-Christian group to this color worshiping cult. It reminded me of how Mike Love gets to call his group “The Beach Boys” even though Brian Wilson has more original band members in his current band.

    In a Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, a college professor remarks over the battle of who will be the next dean (paraphrasing): "You know why the battles are so intense? Because the stakes are so low."  That seems to be the case here.

    Also, there was no run-through that afternoon?  I find that hard to believe given how easily they passed off parts (and had perfect harmonies for the large group) when they sang A Mighty Wind at the end.  The Folksmen would have discovered that the New Mainstreet Singers were going to open with Wandrin'.

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  10. 1 minute ago, Cameron H. said:

    I agree with this.

    It really is kind of like the flip side of Spinal Tap in it that the true antagonist is self-importance. These are characters who are barely remembered even within their own circle (“I remember this song. It’s pretty. It had the kiss.”), so the fact that they’re even doing this huge show is a big deal. And even then, the show isn’t what you’d really call a “big deal” as it’s a PBS concert that will amount to basically nothing. So the movie is about a bunch of has beens trying to recapture a moment that never actually was.

    Not to mention they could only get three groups to play.  The influence Mr. Steinbloom was reputed to have was illusory as well. ("Illusory". Thank you Word-of-the-Day calendar!)

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  11. 10 minutes ago, AlmostAGhost said:

    Will Mitch lose his mind and never return? Do the Folksmen figure out what to play? There's drama there, it's just not as showy as a drummer exploding. And I'd argue that's the point. That's the nature of such a quiet folk music world. The big drama is when the opening act opens with the song the next band was going to play. The jokes are quieter, the drama quieter, the music quieter. This isn't about rock stars, it's about a bunch of corny musicians. 

    Not sure how the quoted part got messed up but that was CamBert's point saying "It's all about the show...".

  12. 29 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    So I've seen this movie four times now and I always think the same thing, "This is funny but pointless." Most of the Guest movies as much as they are a collection of scenes the always seem to have a point or an overall story. Spinal Tap (not officially his movie) sees the band breakup and reform, Waiting for Guffman is putting on this show to be noticed, Best in Show is a competition and who will be number 1. A Mighty Wind just kinda seems to lack that. It's all about getting to the show and putting on the show but the fact the show will go on or without a hitch never seems to be in question. The Mitch and Mickey story is the only one with any kind of arc. The others are fine but just full of little bits that don't all add up or go anywhere. It's funny but just feels a bit hollow in the end.

    I can generally agree with that.  I will have a lot more to say about it but your point is why I can take it in occasional viewings instead of often.

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