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    Halfway There Special

    Are Paul and Amy planning to release their individual rankings again? I'd like to actually see how it all shook out, even if they felt there wasn't time to go through it all on the podcast itself.
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    Homework - Legends of the Fall (1994)

    I believe the episode after this one will have the show's 200th film, so hopefully that'll be something a little more interesting. I feel like the films have been a little lackluster lately but maybe that's just me.
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    Episode 152 - The Breakfast Club (w/ Christy Lemire)

    I don't know that millenials are really defined as much as previous generations by generational conflicts though, more so either friendship with their parents (Boyhood) or indifferent absence (Superbad).
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    Episode 152 - The Breakfast Club (w/ Christy Lemire)

    Boyhood certainly comes to mind for me.
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    Homework - The Exorcist vs. The Exorcist III

    I've seen neither, do you have a recommendation?
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    Homework - The Avengers (2012)

    Wow, nothing special for the 150th episode? There was nothing special for the 100th episode either. So I guess those kinds of episodes are just a thing of the past, which is a shame.
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    Episode 148 - Point Break (w/ Andrew Barker)

    Agreed. This episode really should have been a Point Break / Speed versus episode and then it's Speed all the way.
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    Episode 146 - Punch-Drunk Love (w/ Emily Yoshida)

    For the people who keep mentioning letting Boogie Nights in the Canon: there was already a Boogie Nights vs There Will Be Blood episode and Boogie Nights lost. So unless they start doing the Re-versus episodes again (fingers crossed), that's not an option. As for Punch-Drunk Love, it is my favorite PTA film but I had to rewatch it first to confirm. It might be his most Lynchian film -- though without the abject terror -- with its extreme focus on sound, mood, and emotional response, rather than a tight and logical plot. But I love this movie. The music is incredible and propulsive and stressful, and I can relate to both Barry and his situation in the movie to a pretty upsetting degree that I'd really rather not go into. Add to all of that how immensely rewatchable this is (it helps that it's short), and how unique it is for a romantic comedy. It feels similar to my favorite Coens movie, A Serious Man, where you can watch it (maybe it's just me) as a hilarious comedy or as a pretty depressing character study and get something different out of it every time. A versus episode of those two movies would have been absolutely brutal for me. As it is though, this is a very solid YES vote from me.
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    Episode 138 - Harold and Maude vs. Being There

    Am I the only one who liked both of these a lot? I would have voted a solid Yes on both in standalone episodes but since I have to choose only one, I think I'll go with Harold And Maude? Honestly haven't quite made up my mind yet and could go either way. I actually enjoy Being There more, but it does go over similar ground as Forrest Gump, The Candidate, Face In The Crowd, etc whereas Harold And Maude felt fresh despite the fact that you can clearly see decades of movies pulling directly from it. Maude annoyed me honestly but I thought Harold's relationship with his mother was fantastic. Just like with The Host, Amy mentions the music not fitting with the movie and I completely disagree, I thought every song fit perfectly, whether Harold listened to Cat Stevens or not. As for Being There, I think they could have easily trimmed 20 minutes and lost nothing. There's a lot of slowness and dead air that admittedly does fit with Chance's disability but likely only serves to bore you on rewatch. The music once again is incredible. Ashby has always been a blind spot for me so I'm really grateful this episode has convinced me to seek out more of his films.
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    The Interview - Question

    I've been listening back to some older episodes and had totally forgotten about Devin and Amy putting The Interview up for a vote for The Canon back in the It's A Wonderful Life episode. Looking around on the old Wolfpop site, Devin later said it was rejected from The Canon but the voting thread for the movie itself seems to have far more Yes votes than No (I don't feel like counting it). Does anyone remember if they ever put out anything definitive about that? It seems to have kind of just disappeared into the ether.
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    Homework - The Hustler (1961)

    Been meaning to watch this forever, thank you for the kick in the pants. This Canon is in much need of some Paul Newman so hopefully we get Butch Cassidy or Cool Hand Luke or The Sting etc etc etc at some point too.
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    Episode 136 - The Best of 2017

    Wow, that very Yoda-like cameo from Devin was super unexpected and nice to hear. I really like these 5 movies and I think they're a good representation of this otherwise terrible year overall. I hadn't even noticed that consistent writer-director theme before they mentioned it in the episode. Of the choices, mother! is my least favorite and I'm definitely surprised by how well it's doing in the votes so far but I didn't dislike it, I just thought the allegory was (far) too heavy handed for my taste. I do love how universal that allegory can be though, even if Bible, climate, art are the obvious front runners. Anyway, I'll be happy with anything winning this (hoping for The Florida Project), but I hope we can get some retroactive 2016 movies in at some point because it's a shame that we missed out on that Best Of episode (and Welcome To The Dollhouse, and the grand elimination spectacular episode for that matter).
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    Homework - Best of 2017

    I still need to see mother! but I love all 4 of the others so I'm very happy with this list. I'm also torn because The Florida Project is what I would call the "best" of the year, but The Last Jedi is my personal favorite... but there's already one Star Wars movie in The Canon.... but Empire was permanently shut out...... Anyway, I'm probably voting for The Florida Project but expect some wavering grumbles about Star Wars too.
  14. Still completely unsure how I'm voting on this one, for all the reasons mentioned in the podcast and in the comments. One thing it sounds like everyone agrees on so far is that both films deserve to be in The Canon, and I'd love to hear from someone who thinks one is (or both are) utterly unworthy, regardless of being in a VS episode where one is destined to get in.
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    Best of 2017

    Wanted to add Call Me By Your Name (just saw it and it's incredible), as well as the apparently largely forgotten The Beguiled and Lady Macbeth