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  1. JeffBurnett

    Submit your pick for The Canon's Ultimate Listener's Choice!

    Viable candidates -Spider-Man 2: I'm sure some will say Superman and The Avengers is enough superheroes for the Canon, but this is legit the best of the genre. (Also it's my favorite movie so I have to throw it in.) -Psycho: No Hitchcock yet! None! -The Incredibles: I know it's superheroes again, but the Canon is very light on animation, and this is one of Pixar's best. Maybe Toy Story is a better option for historical purposes. (Though Incredibles 2 makes both these films look super outdated to me now.) -Inglourious Basterds: I just really like it so much better than Pulp Fiction (the film I think most will say) and Reservoir Dogs (which is already in). -Scream: It revived the slasher genre! And it's super fun, but not talked about! Stretches, but I still love them -Zodiac: I know most love it, but it's still hardly been seen, so you can't make the historical argument that it launched this recent interest in true-crime. And there is more "exciting" Fincher films for people I think. -The Lego Movie: Again, not a lot of animation and this was a classic right out the gate. -GoldenEye: The first time 007 was successfully rebooted before Casino Royale. I know people let there feelings on the later Brosnan films and dated '90s stuff get to them, but I think this is a really well crafted movie with an actual good Bondgirl with her own story. It does a lot of things CR does. (Even though CR would do it better.) Also, I have a friend who adores animated films, and she suggests: -An American Tail -Anastasia -The Great Mouse Detective -All Dogs Go To Heaven Lastly, a fun verses I thought of the other day: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story vs. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. I know that it won't be done, but it just sounded fun to me. The Canon could also use some comedy. I'm very excited about a new co-host. I miss the show sounding like lawyers intensely litigating.
  2. Do I have to rewatch Quantum of Solace for this episode, or can I wait two weeks? (Also, is next week's episode Austin Powers 2?)
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    Episode 077: The Spy Who Loved Me with James Bladon

    Maybe it's not the best idea to really like Elon Musk, Matt Mira.
  4. THANK YOU! I should've known. And I knew about his letterboxd list! If I had to guess, he probably stopped updating the it because you can't add a movie more than once.
  5. What's the theme song tune cover for the episode?!
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    Question for other listeners

    I'm sorry if this came off shady to the zero people who responded. I apparently accidentally deleted an old episode of the Canon (#60) from my iTunes (no idea how, since auto-delete is off) that I obviously can't redownload. It's my hope to find someone who does have it so they can email it to myself and the completist in me can rest easy. If anyone is willing to help, please let me know.
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    Question for other listeners

    Can anyone who has all episodes of the Canon on iTunes from before the paywall went up private message me? I have a question.
  8. I always figured it was Maria or Amanda Lund.
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    Homework - Back to the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990)

    I rewatched the films last year, and boy oh boy do I think PART III is waaaaaaaay better than PART II. But I don't think either are canon worthy. So I can wait to hear if there's arguments for.
  10. I also hate the dead son cliche, but in lesser films. When I see a new trailer for some gritty cop film directed by a nobody and starring Mark Wahlberg that screams "dead son," THAT'S when I groan. Cliches and tropes are cliches and tropes for a reason though. They can be used well if used by the right filmmaker. And avenging the dead son isn't even the point of the movie! In the Wahlberg version, the film would end with him finding the kidnapper and killing him. In the superior Spielberg/Cruise version, the victory is in moving on, starting a new life, and helping get justice for another destroyed family. Also, a film doesn't have to be one stagnant tone. It can ebb and flow into fun or scary scenes (look at Spider-Man 2), and still all work together. Just because a movie has varied tones doesn't mean it has "a tone problem."
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    What recent posts? It's been eating at me to know how he is. I'm glad you say he seems happy.
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    And there's no way Joanna Robinson would record with Devin. So that probably makes it more clearcut than ever Devin isn't back :/
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    Episode 96: THE BAD SEED

    I really did enjoy this movie, but I think I'll vote "no." The ending really took the bite out of things. And as Devin said, there's a whole genre of killer kid/teen movies who are the products of what's scary about their generation. I feel films like Scream or The Omen are better and more seminal films from this genre.
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    Knock-Out Suggestions

    Pennies From Heaven (sorry Amy ), Re-Animator, They Live, Reservoir Dogs, Animal House, and Clerks.
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    Episode #92: STAND BY ME

    Yes! The scene where Chris talks about the teacher's betrayal really makes the movie for me. Yes, the movie brings me warm memories of being that age with my three good friends from that time too (I was the Vern of our group :/), but it's that scene with Chris that I think is very important. Because unlike the movie, my childhood friends and I never went on a coming-of-age adventure (who does?), but we never even opened up to each other. We were never close on any emotional level. (I'm sure that's not uncommon.) To see kids I identify with have these emotional break throughs means a lot to me. I knew a Chris. Same mean older brother. Same situation of everyone shrugging him off as being from "that" family. I cry EVERY time Gordie narrates that Chris died. My Chris luckily hasn't, but he sure hasn't moved on past what people expected of him. If this movie were remade to take place today, or 30 years ago, it would probably be right to not cast Chris as white, right? And if no one's seen , I highly recommend it.
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    Most Canon-worthy Episodes of The Canon?

    Casino Royale, The Godfather trilogy, Planet of the Apes, Passion vs Last, and The Usual Suspects are some of my favorites. I guess the trend is when Amy and/or Devin (and the guest) REALLY go all-out in their praise. A gushing amount of love.
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    Your Indulgence Picks

    Batman Forever for sure.
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    Really like the movie. Hulk brought up things that made me like it even more. but I have to say no. Because I agree on the point that it's "minor Miyazaki." And wish this was talked about, (because I LOVE flying as much as Miyazaki seems to), but I think this film wonderfully portrays flying. Weight and the effect of wind on Kiki's was really taken into account in the animation. It's not just weightlessness.
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    Episode 77: SEVEN

    I voted yes. I'm sorry Amy. I hear you on name dropping old books or using classical music in movies makes people feel smart and cultured, this film influenced people who used those cheats, but I don't think that's what is happening here. And on the ending. I was once asking my Mom what it was like to live through and experience famous movie twists, surprisers or revelations for the first time. When I got to SE7EN and the box scene. She said gently placed her hand over her heart, looked down, and said, "Oh... I just get so sad thinking about seeing that poor woman's head in that box." I excitedly told her you don't actually see the head. I was excited because this was clearly Fincher's directing talents at work here. He did so well with that scene, my Mom was CONVINCED you saw the head.
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    Suggestion: Spider-Man 2 vs X-Men 2

    As much as I do enjoy X2, I'd rather just see a SPIDER-MAN 2 episode.
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    Episode 70: BATMAN v SUPERMAN

    I think it was summed up well at the end. SUPERMAN is more confidently made. The better representation of the character. And the more historically significant. BATMAN seemed to really only influence the animated series? I love the film (and the cartoon) by the way, but as I've gotten older the seams of the movie have started to show. Especially production-wise. (Gotham seems to just be one street with the theater and the cathedral?) From Jor-El's opening line, the film is telling you it knows what it's doing. "This is no fantasy, no careless product of wild imagination." SUPERMAN all the way. (Also, I enjoy Hackman's Lex, I just wish he was a CEO, in a skyscraper, and w/o a comedic henchman. That seems nitpicky now that I type it, but I love the image of Superman, with a stern look, hovering outside of Lex's office we get sometimes in comics and cartoons. And Lex being a powerful businessman, but now insecure by the presence of this new hero, works better for the character than "the greatest criminal mind of our time" operating from an underground lair.)