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  1. FilmFanMan

    Episode 163 - Zodiac vs. Shaun of the Dead vs. Magnolia

    I voted Zodiac but would not be upset if SotD (leading as I write this) gets it. PTA is already represented with better films. It is close for me, but Zodiac is a very immersive experience with DF at his best and a cast that hits on all cylinders.
  2. The Exorcist in the Canon - Hell yes!
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    Episode 150 - The Avengers (w/ Jenelle Riley)

    Definite yes! I would only be echoing many of the "Marvel"ous pro-Avengers comments already made above. The scope and impact of the MCU on cinema should be represented in the Canon.
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    Episode 060: Every Gadget Ever

    Lark was indeed an actual brand of cigarettes. I recall from my childhood the commercials and the slogan "Show us your Lark" with people flashing the camera their packs of Lark cigarettes. George Carlin even mocks the ads in one of his old routines. I was wondering why the Wet Bike in TSWLM was considered a gadget and not a vehicle a la Little Nellie.
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    Episode 138 - Harold and Maude vs. Being There

    Ditto. I never loved either of these movies. If pressed, I like Being There more. I love both The Last Detail and Shampoo would Canon-ize the former.
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    Best of 2017

    Quick dark horse vote for Wonder Woman to be in the discussion. In addition to it being one of the best comic book superhero movies, it spurred on feminist empowerment discussion with a terrific character and another excellent female director.
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    Commentary Tracks

    A request for Matt2: Please do some commentary tracks.
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    Commentary Tracks

    Thanks, I'll have to look that one up. I guess that mention got by me. It'll be worth it.
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    Homework: The Driver (1978)

    I've only seen it once during the original theatrical release. I am not sure why I've never rewatched, but I recall liking it very much. Really looking forward to the discussion.
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    This is exciting news. I hope it happens.
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    Episode 103 - Where the Sidewalk Ends (w/ Pat Healy)

    It was a solid movie and it was nice to have a noir that I've never heard of before added to my film experience, but it isn't Canon worthy.
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    I like the idea of a post-game wrap-up. Just Amy giving a short take on her reaction and a little analysis of the results,
  13. I really enjoyed this ep. Like many, I think T2T should have been in the discussion. As all one story perhaps it should have been a debate of is the trilogy Canon or not. Since we have to vote between these two I went with the Fellowship. Some of my favorite moments are in Return ("I am no man!"), but the overall story from the beautiful, bucolic beginning to the journey south to the heart tearing breaking of the fellowship is better.
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    Homework: The Fellowship of the Ring vs. The Return of the King

    Just concurring with all the other posts regarding T2T exclusion. This would have been a great opportunity for the first Canon cage match by throwing three films into the "ring".
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    Homework: Juno (2007) vs Whiplash (2014)

    Whiplash was my favorite movie of 2014. I like Juno but don't love it. I agree with Threshold and am looking forward to hearing more about why these are in a cage match.
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    Great news! I knew when I saw a new, but very brief, Canon in my Downcast that it was coming back. It was just great hearing Amy make it official. I am looking forward to hearing the new show (reboot?). And I am happy that Amy and Devin are in contact and he is doing what he needs to come to terms with what happened. I hope he comes back when he is ready. Counting the days until "they're ba-ack!"
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    The Canon Drinking Game

    Take a sip when Amy says "It's true." A sip for this frequent occurrence is plenty.
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    Unofficial Best of 2016

    There were a few movies I really liked this year including Hell or High Water, Everybody Wants Some, Captain Fantastic, Deadpool. But "canon-worthy" for 2016? I would say only Hell or High Water and Captain Fantastic. I think maybe The Edge of Seventeen could be debated for inclusion. I haven't seen La La Land or Manchester by the Sea yet, but I hope they are worthy of being in the discussion.
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    The Canon Is On Hiatus

    It's been almost two months since this all started. Since this the the official topic thread, I wanted to ask here if there are there any official updates in regard to the future of The Canon? Should the listeners hold out hope for a return in some way, shape or form, or is it time to just move on?
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    I want the show back

    Yes...what Jason said....
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    The Canon Is On Hiatus

    If Trump can be elected president, surely The Canon can find some way to continue.
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    Hey everyone

    Great to hear from you, Amy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Looking forward to your next check in.
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    Future of the Show?

    I feel like I was a little late to The Canon party, but I have had a blast catching up with the library and keeping up with the new ones. This is quite the bombshell and I can't add much to what has already been said until I process it more and see what the players say/do in the future. I wish all those involved the best. Is this a cue for continued discussion of separating the art from the artist? For now, I will continue to catch up with the canon of The Canon and will keep checking here, Twitter and other sources for news on the situation. Regardless of what comes next, I want to thank Devin and Amy for all the great episodes, and the entertaining and engaging movie discussions. Since others have shared, I am on Letterboxd: http://letterboxd/filmfanman
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    Elmer Gantry vs A Face in the Crowd

    A Face in the Crowd is a terrific film. I'd love to hear the discussion as an stand alone or vs. Ditto on the vs. Network comment above. With the state of current reality TV culture, and that it is not necessarily a well known classic, is AFitC a good candidate for a remake?
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    Bonnie and Clyde Vs. Theives Like Us

    Nice. I suggested B&C previously. If a vs. ep gets it into the discussion, then I am all in.