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    Episode 99 - Sign o' the Times vs. Stop Making Sense

    Yeah, his arguing with Amy often felt like it boiled down to condescendingly saying "Trust me, I know what this really means" or "This has value because I say it does" without backing it up with much evidence or explanation. Amy handled what would have been, for me, a very frustrating "conversation" with a lot of grace.
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    Episode 99 - Sign o' the Times vs. Stop Making Sense

    The Canon Episode 99: A Man Factually Explains to Amy Why Prince is Best. Ugh. But for real, hopefully future guests are a little less "explain-y" and a little more "discussion-y". I know Devin used to get into the same territory, but at least Amy felt comfortable pushing back. With a guest, she's too polite to push (rightfully so). As for the movies, Stop Making Sense is the no-brainer choice for me. More fun being had by the band, less sterile artifice, (in a weird way) more charisma in Byrne than Prince, and (i know this is subjective) better music. Sign O the Times had its moments, but overall felt it was indulgent in a way that wasn't backed up by the finished product. Oh, and by the way, Sign O the Times can be easily found on popular torrenting sites, which I only feel comfortable mentioning since there's literally no way to give the owners your money for the movie anymore. EDIT: After reading some of Armond White's movie reviews, I now feel vindicated in my initial distaste for the guy's style of critique. https://www.rottento...nd-white/movies. Armond White Drinking Game: take a shot whenever he writes the phrases "liberal", "millennial", "inclusive", "Obama-era", "politically correct", or "intersectionality" in a sneering tone.
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    Episode 96: THE BAD SEED

    This would definitely be canon for me with a little (a lot) of editing. I feel like this would have been a great 90 minute movie, but too many scenes, however well acted, ran two or three times too long (specifically with Leroy and Mrs. Daigle) to the point of tedium for me. Loved the wacky ending(s), though.
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    I think it's crazy that people think this is objectively a great movie, out of the context of nostalgia and love for the series. I agreed with all of Amy's points and just kind of see the two men's arguments as desperately twisting this movie's flaws somehow into positives. And I don't think it's bad movie. I saw it for the first time last night in the theaters, and had a moderate amount of fun. Overall, it seemed like a really good episode of TV. But by no means canon worthy. Great episode. Thanks, everyone (especially Dave for trying to see an outsider's perspective).
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    Homework: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    FYI, the Cinemark chain of theaters is playing Wrath of Khan this weekend on Sunday. I'm excited to see it for the first time on the big screed! http://www.cinemark.com/cinemark-classic-series
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    Episode 94: THE KING OF COMEDY

    Was on the fence until hearing the episode, but Amy and Devin's discussion pushed me into the "yes" camp. Amazing performances, confident (somewhat invisible) film-making, and prescient commentary about pop culture. Loved it (while still making my skin crawl). BTW, I like the tangents and digressions (e.g. money in gum story). In a 90 minute episode, it can help break keep the pacing of the episode from getting stale.