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  1. I think the Amazon Watch Party might be limited to Prime users if that makes a difference.
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    Episode 253. Cats

    Believe me. It brought me no pleasure to link this article or to already be aware of that study on Capuchin monkeys.
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    Episode 253. Cats

    Prostitution is unknown in cats but not strictly limited to humans. But I think a lot of this is humans interpreting animal behavior in human terms and the study on Capuchin monkeys specifically involves human intervention. So, saying it's natural or how these animals behave isn't necessarily accurate in my mind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_among_animals?wprov=sfla1 I never really thought of these as cats either. It's humans writing cats and humans putting personality into cats that aren't there (which is true of all pet owners but that's an entirely different discussion). The cats are wearing clothes, and singing and dancing and a leader cat sends them to heaven for reincarnation. These aren't cats or, at the very least, ascribing human behaviors to them is totally fine for this movie because the writers already did. Not to say I necessarily thought Macavity was her pimp (as I couldn't follow this at all) but I definitely thought it was more than she was just down and out
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    Tokyo Story

    Yeah. This can make me feel restless as well. I was going to rewatch Tokyo Story this week and couldn't do it. I have to be in a specific mood or really ready to watch an Ozu film to watch one. I don't know which one you watched, but I have liked Late Spring more than Tokyo Story. I also liked Good Morning more. It's a lot lighter.
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    Tokyo Story

    I want to point out that The Noriko Trilogy isn't truly a trilogy. Setsuko Hara plays a character named Noriko, but that's it. Noriko has a different last name, her father is different and she's living in different circumstances in all of them. The similarities in the trilogy run through almost all Ozu movies I've seen. I'm really interested in what people think about this film if they've never seen an Ozu film before. This was the first I saw and it didn't do much for me. It wasn't until a couple more Ozu movies that he clicked with me. Also, I'm pretty sure Paul is right about Jarmusch. I'm almost positive I've seen something where he said he liked Ozu but I don't know where I saw it. I was convinced he directed Tokyo-Ga which is on the Late Spring DVD but that was Wim Wenders.
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    Episode 252.5 - Minisode 252.5

    Christmas Romance Crew, are either of these as bad as Christmas In Handcuffs? Because that one nearly broke me. The ghost christmas movie was fine.
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    Tokyo Story

    Amy & Paul visit 1953’s Japanese generational drama Tokyo Story! They discuss the unique, still-life-inspired style of director Yasujiro Ozu, learn how the film became regarded as a masterwork by future generations of directors, and ask if the children of the central characters are actually villainous or just human. Plus: Which novelty single was huge in America when Tokyo Story was in theaters? This is the second episode in our Kinspooled series on “effed up families”; next week’s film is Eve’s Bayou! Learn more about the show at unspooledpod.com follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. You can also apply to be a guest on our upcoming game show Screen Test at unspooledpod@gmail.com!
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    Musical Mondays Week 105 Pippin

    That one lengthy sex scene was horny. I think a lot of the risque stuff was probably shocking at the time but pretty tame any time after the late 80s.
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    Musical Mondays Week 105 Pippin

    Agreed on all accounts. The meta stuff was really interesting but took me by surprise. So, I couldn't fully appreciate it because, by the time it kicked in heavily, I felt I had missed a lot. Cinco said this was better on a second watch and I have to assume he's right. Ben Vereen though. Amazing.
  10. Learn how to practice self care in lonely times, and we answer the age old question of “What’s a Moonbat?” all this and more on this week's mini! Paul offers up advice on the Help Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions from Governor Gabbi, and announces next week's movie. Listen to the Transformers For Charity episode over at https://www.hdtgminfo.com/ Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: http://www.earwolf.com/show/unspooled/ Check out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.com Check out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepubli…wdidthisgetmade Where to Find Jason, June & Paul: @PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter @Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on Twitter Jason is Not on Twitter
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    Raising Arizona

    This is a pretty easy no for me. I like the Coen brothers a lot but I definitely prefer their dramatic stuff to their comedies (except Lebowski or O Brother which I love). For much of this, I don't really laugh even though I kind of like the jokes in theory. The last time I watched this, the only time I honestly laughed was Sam McMurray asking "does the pope wear a funny hat?" and Nicolas Cage giving a very serious "yeah, it is sort of funny."
  12. You mean seized with joy at getting the opportunity to fit in another break dancing movie.
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    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    I just realized Gabbi's friends are taking about who they will vote for outside on the street. Since Gabbi is only on the physical ballots, this means they were voting just in the streets? I assume California limits voting to actual polling sites.
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    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    I had no idea straight ticket wasn't available everywhere. It's only in six states apparently. Still a lot of people who vote for party over candidate which is pretty common so Gabbi being put on the ballot for a major party could in theory get votes that way. I just looked up the ballot for the 2003 gubernatorial recall election in California. Does the California ballot normally list the candidate's current profession? Because that seems 1. weird and 2. another way to make this even less likely for Gabbi to win. The candidate having the same name is absolutely a better story. Or the ballot misspelling Gabbi for Gabby or whatever. I know Paul suggested something similar.
  15. no he is friends with merry