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    Episode 93: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

    Yes for me. I love this movie so much. It's a true testament to the horror you can create when you play with the imagination of your audience. I love the character of Heather and the dynamic of the three is both interesting and irritating. I do think part of her shrillness has to do with her trying to over-assert herself as in charge but the movie also lets her be fun and dimensional and not just a power driven monster. I love how the characters individually break down and take control. This movie definitely has enough merit to back up a cultural/historical argument but enough legs to get in on its own as well. I'm really excited for the sequel.I've been trying to avoid the trailer so I can go in blind.
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    Off Topic: 2016

    Force Majeure is a couple of years old now but it's my favorite movie in recent memory.
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    Off Topic: 2016

    My town just got its first art house theater a couple of months ago and it's already closed.
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    Episode #92: STAND BY ME

    I like this movie but it leaves me cold and I don't even feel any passion for defending that argument. Devin admitted he sees this movie through slightly rose colored glasses, I can relate to that in how I feel about Labyrinth. I feel like this thread is going to be a lot of people defending the weaknesses of yet another boy coming of age movie ( which is fine, whatever) I'd just really like to see an episode for something like a we are the best or ghost world to balance things out.
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    Homework: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    I feel like you really have to meet this movie half way to enjoy it. I only ever watch this movie in the dark with people who are willing to suspend disbelief. I think this movie has a lot of really interesting dynamics between the female director and the male crew members. To me the canon worthy aspect of this film is not the found footage argument and more the themes of how women navigate being in charge in a field that is male dominated.
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    Most Canon-worthy Episodes of The Canon?

    The goodfellas episode redlined my anxiety but was contentious enough to make future episodes more palatable. I think my favorite episode is The Candidate or the Let Me In Vs.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    My only other point would be that while some of the mistakes in this movie are unforgivable it is for children and I think some of the meandering visual gags are designed to hold their attention. That doesn't excuse it but I think that it changes some of how I perceive it as an adult. PS Batman is fucking awesome.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    I really hate to make this argument but I wonder what you got out of watching Batman and I really don't want to diminish your feelings or trivialize your experience. Your Nostalgia for Batman is valid. I love Batman but when I watched Labyrinth I got the really visceral experience of seeing myself represented on screen. I have an incredible amount of anxiety and watching Labyrinth was an opportunity to see a girl taking control of her situation and being really comfortable with herself and not getting punished for that. Yes this movie is not perfect but my feelings for it are not as simple as nostalgia. I grew up with a lot of really dude heavy content and for me Labyrinth is the rare example of a movie that really enforces femininity and confidence and all the things I wasn't seeing in my comics or in my life.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    I feel like I've checked the poll on this one way more than is healthy.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    That's valid. I just feel like we're trying to equate two films along a gender divide that are vastly different and I would say the problems in Goonies way outnumber the problems in Labyrinth. (which you did mention in the episode) It feels like Labyrinth is incurring some of the backlash from the nostalgia picks that have gone up for vote. There appear to be two schools of thought with opposing ideas on what the canon should be. I like the idea of a big canon and think there is room for a lot of different types of movies even ones that are not considered high art. In the same way Amy seemed to feel some Horror fatigue during the Re-animator episode I think people who want a more refined canon are really drawing a line in the sand on this pick. At the risk of sounding like Jennifer Connelly it just seems unfair.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    Yeah it's been recommended enough times that I'll give it ago. I think I understand what you're trying to say about the muppets as well. I feel like people are being really hard on Labyrinth and the nostalgia argument this time around and then turning around to elevate the muppets to this strange level of canonocity that makes very little sense to me. I don't want to misrepresent what you were trying to say but that's kind of how I took it. Maybe I'm just projecting. Afterthought I also love the muppets and have major respect for all the work that goes into them but most of their movies don't even come close to canon-worthy for me.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    I always feel like a dick for criticising child actors (she's definitely not the worst). I think Jennifer Connelly is solid in later works. I've never seen Rocketeer, I guess you just decided what I'm doing with my night.
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    Homework: Stand by Me (1986)

    I like this movie and I tend to watch it a lot but I strangely feel no anticipation for this episode. I'm kind of craving something a little more obscure.
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    Battle of the Bowie Bulge

    I just like that either way the people making this film fully understood the developing sexuality of young girls and didn't construct a bland sexless romance based on purity and abstinence. Not that there is anything wrong with that if you're into that sort of thing. It just gets kind of tiresome when it's the only option represented.
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    Episode #91: LABYRINTH

    I see the argument for being stricter on nostalgia films, I just really wish we weren't drawing the line on the movie with the positive female protagonist for young girls.
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