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    Annie Hall

    This movie helped me identify and begin to deal with my anxiety, specifically the scene where Alvy suddenly recovers from his "illness" the second he no longer has to present that award. The movie became serious at that point ("Oh my god....that's ME. I need to do something about this.").
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    The Godfather

    Haven't seen this movie (or its sequel) in like 20 years and have no desire to revisit it. I know my take is totally subjective, but I just remember not giving a fiddler's fart about any of the people in it or the things that they did (though the DeNiro stuff was kind of interesting). In fact, with the exception of the tropes that have saturated our culture, I realized while Paul and Amy were jogging my memory that these movies had no impact on me.
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    I bet E.T. is dead by now.

    I bet E.T. is dead by now.
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    I bet E.T. is dead by now.

    I stand by this
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Caroline Munro's voice was dubbed by Candy Clark...who is this week's guest on Unspooled. Coincidence??!? Probably.
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Elle's voice reminded me of "Old B.O.B." from The Black Hole...another robot with a southern accent from another Star Wars rip-off. But Starcrash came first, so...I guess they were setting the trend? Interesting, too, that Paul read a 5-star review that mentioned Slim Pickens (the voice of Old B.O.B.). Well...maybe not that interesting.
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    Network

    Oh, no doubt. But there is some egregious overacting from everyone. If it's taken as satire though, then all the over-the-top stuff fits. I was responding to the take in the podcast (I think it was from Paul) that this movie might not be meant as satire. I think you have to take it as satire...otherwise it has issues.
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    Network

    I love this movie...the concept, the way it's presented, everything. Plus Peter Finch is one of my favorites. BUT...the way every character gets their own cathartic schpiel, I can't help but think about Bob Odenkirk saying (as guidance counselor Moe Phelps) "All acting is is jumping up and down and screaming a lot." It's a funny and unfair distillation of the acting profession...but it's not necessarily incorrect. So I think you HAVE to take in Network as satire. Otherwise, despite its prescience, it's a little much.
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    Pulp Fiction

    Haven't seen this movie since its release. I remember thinking the last third of the movie was boring compared to the other two and I wished he'd just kept the story linear. I remember thinking there was too much filler dialogue (oof, that "Royale with cheese" bit doesn't deserve the attention it gets). And I'd seen enough 70s flicks prior to seeing PF that the whole enterprise came off like a guy robbing a grave. I had the same opinion of Jackie Brown and less-so Reservoir Dogs (the only other two Tarantino movies I've bothered to watch). I DO enjoy that 70s aesthetic though, so it was neat to see that come back (unironically, that is -- I'm Gonna Git You Sucka came out 6 years prior!). I didn't feel like I was seeing anything groundbreaking. But it was entertaining enough to see twice in the theater.
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    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    I feel the same way about Glengarry Glen Ross (another stage adaption). I haven't seen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 20 years or so, but I recall liking it, and I recall liking George and Martha. I'd rather spend an evening with them than Nick and Honey.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    The interiors in this movie are lit in the same way as cheap '70s potboiler TV shows. Don't get me wrong, I'm drawn to that look, but it's pretty lazy for a big budget movie made in '83. Also, I don't like when they rag on Paul for his childhood asides. He obviously tells the stories because he knows they are funny and/or odd, but then he's made to feel bad about it. He just sounds like he was a kid with an over-active imagination.
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    Episode 216.5 - Minisode 216.5

    I remember when NBC premiered Manimal a few months after this movie, I was like, "Hey, it's that guy from Jaws 3". (It was a short-lived reference; now -- and forever more -- when I reference Simon MacCorkindale, I say, "that guy from Manimal.")
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    Episode 216.5 - Minisode 216.5

    I saw Jaws 3-D in the theater when I was 7. It was a fun experience (3-D movies were a rare novelty in '83) but a lackluster movie. Haven't seen it since. I can't imagine how bad it is NOT in 3-D. Can't wait to get re-acquainted.
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    Dickie Plugman

    bump https://soundcloud.com/toddfronauer/dickie-plugman
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    Episode 215 - The Country Bears (w/ Kulap Vilaysack)

    There ya go. The 70s.
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    Episode 215 - The Country Bears (w/ Kulap Vilaysack)

    In regards to the Studio 54 reference, I think Jason's brain creatively combined Jaid Barrymore and Bianca Jagger. While Jade Jagger is indeed a real person -- Bianca's and Mick's daughter -- she would've been in grade school during the Studio 54 heyday...and hopefully was not doing blow with Andy Warhol. But hey, the 70s were a different time, so who knows.
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    Horror & The AFI List: Live from the Overlook Film Festival

    "Everybody loves a good apocalypse story..." ...except Jessica St. Clair
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    Episode 604 - Hashtag Song Goals with Seth Green

    I was thinking that, too. It definitely made it even funnier. Especially on the Roger Stone song, where the tuneless screeching kept getting higher and higher as the song went on.
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    Halfway There Special

    "If this was real meme advertising...all the quotes should be wrong." He's 100% right. Sometimes logic is illogical.
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    To Kill A Mockingbird

    I do not like ranch dressing.
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    Episode 587 - No Relation

    Maya is humbly downplaying the fact that her dad is one of the greatest modern jazz drummers of the past 40 years. In fact, when Scott introduced her, I was like, "Huh, someone else has that last name." Nope, same family.
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    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

    I never understood why the quote "Ain't nobody jerkin' off nowhere, motherfucker!" isn't up there with "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" and "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." etc.
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