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    Musical Mondays Week 80 The Greatest Showman

    Just imagine a journalism movie like All The Presidents Men or The Post but it's about News Of The World.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    I disagree. This was a particularly weak year for lead actors at least among those nominated. I genuinely think Leo's performance in Revenant was bad (which I guess I'm in the minority on this) and he was outdone by the bigger supporting accepted like Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. I wouldn't want Eddie Redmayne to win just because I thought the movie's treatment of trans people was not bad but misguided. I thought Michael Fassbender, Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon were good in their roles.
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    Musical Mondays Week 80 The Greatest Showman

    I think having a fictional character who is clearly inspired by Barnum would probably be better for me. Or at least not make him seem like he's the reason his side show performers are a big happy family. Imagine if, 100 years from now, there was a movie made about a scummy racist in 2019 but the movie made them seem like a father figure to the people he exploited. I'll admit I'm not an expert on Barnum. It's possible some of his side show performers lived slightly better lives under him than they would have as poor nobodies. So, idk. I did really like this movie when I saw it in theaters. I'm kind of harping on about this one thing but at least make the performers a family in spite of him instead of because of him. Honestly, that's my only real flaw with this.
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    Musical Mondays Week 80 The Greatest Showman

    I like this movie a lot. The music is good. It looks great. But Barnum sold his "freaks" on their physical differences and racist ideas. He didn't think of them as family. He profited off of them and treated them horribly. I'm kind of fine, or at least understand, whitewashing a movie to make a real life person seem not so monstrous by the cultural standards of today. I'm not fine changing that person to a champion of equal rights.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    I haven't seen This Boy's Life. So, I can't really say. I agree that he was great in Aviator but he lost to Jamie Foxx in Ray which is totally fair in my mind. That's the problem for DiCaprio. He's consistently great but most years there is someone I (and apparently Oscar voters) find better.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    Nah, that should have went to Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master that year but I'm fine with it going to Christoph Waltz in Django over DiCaprio Now, if we're talking DiCaprio getting robbed for performances, I'd say What's Eating Gilbert Grape is the option.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    Leonardo DiCaprio DiCaprio for The Revenant and Jacob Tremblay wasn't even nominated for Room that year. Sure, you could argue Tremblay was the supporting actor but I just really am still salty DiCaprio was nominated for that awful performance. I feel like the movie switched big time once they got to the Overlook. The movie turns more into a production design movie over anything else (and those sets are fucking awesome). I felt like the acting got way worse. We should be reading any number of emotions on Ewan Mcgregor's face as he roams the halls and there's kind of nothing there. I get people saying Rose acted out of grief because that's plot but I didn't pick any of that up in the finale from Rebecca Ferguson's performance. It's probably a lot harder to act as you just walk around sets alone or doing such silly stuff (as the plot gets by the end). So, I don't blame Ewan or Rebecca necessarily for their performances at the end, but I still thought they mostly were flat for the climax.
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    The Best Years Of Our Lives

    I voted to keep this but I will certainly never watch this again. There are a few "detail the difficulty of veterans returning from war" movies and maybe one of those can be on the list instead. I don't remember any of the others I've seen being as good as this though.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    The Jacob Tremblay scene was my absolute favorite (or I guess least favorite) because of how unsettling it was. It was the only scene to really get to me. I also really liked the scene where Abra's mother called her. A lot of movies would just leave that thread open because it's about a tertiary character. But just imagining everything from the mother's perspective was horrifying and hilarious.
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    Doctor Sleep (2019)

    This was my problem with it: Stephen King. Most every problem I had with this was the writing and it followed the book pretty closely. Some of this, especially in the last act, seems very silly or under developed which is a problem I had with the book. There is one minor change I think ultimately makes the final act pretty weak. In the book, the True Knot people had basically no steam stored and continuing going after Abra because Rose is desperate. It's basically win or die as I recall. In this, it makes Rose seem stupid to confront her alone knowing how powerful Abra is. I agree with everyone that the actors were great. Rebecca Ferguson is perfectly cast and exactly what I pictured when I read the book. How is Eean McGregor getting better looking with age? Jacob Tremblay was, as usual, the best thing in every movie he's in. Overall, I liked this okay but it didn't wow me or anything.
  11. I think this is more a coincidence than anything else. The Legend Of Zelda came out February 1986 and Legend came out in Japan in 1987 according to imdb. But I'll support the Legend (and Zelda) love. I know Legend has gained some appreciation with the director's cut, but I thought the theatrical version was fine in high school. Maybe not the strongest fantasy movie but definitely worth checking out.
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    Episode 226 - Body of Evidence: LIVE!

    I'm so glad you said this. I definitely thought he was a detective and assumed I had misremembered him being at the crime scene. I could see a lawyer visiting a crime scene but it seems very unlikely they would visit at the time of discovery. They were still bagging evidence and I'd think a lawyer could easily contaminate everything.
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    HDTGM Classics Resurrection!

    I'm definitely interested.
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    Episode 226 - Body of Evidence: LIVE!

    Penetrating my heart with his sensitive portrayal of The Elephant Man.
  15. I'm not entirely sure what they do at live Room showings but I'm kind of against those in general. The Room seems more like its just insulting a bad movie and Rocky Horror is about championing something they love. I'm familiar enough with a lot of the Rocky Horror specific bits from knowing people who like it. It's all just not for me personally.
  16. I've seen this twice and both at home. Once in middle school by myself and didn't like it. I saw it again in college and, again, didn't like it. I've had people, as you've said, insist you need to see it live with audience participation. I've had big fans this week tell me it's just as good at home. Personally, I don't think the audience participation or shadowcast sounds like my thing. I've avoided live shows of the The Room for the same reason. So, maybe this just isn't for me.
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    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    I admit I did misread the original post that episodes should be uncut versus as uncut as possible. I agree with you. I'm really just trying to offer an explanation that I think editing is good for the episodes and speculating why certain things probably get cut (or relegated to a mini). Getting people to listen to minis is probably part of it. The runtime is purely guesswork on my part but I'd be surprised if a network as big as Earwolf doesn't take that into consideration For episodes you mentioned specifically, I'll speculate. Hobbs and Shaw is part of a series that HDTGM has done regularly and maybe they expect a bigger built in audience no matter what. For Drop Dead Fred, that was a very unusual episode and maybe they wanted as few cuts as possible to allow both sides time to speak. Or maybe they were experimenting with the idea "Does episode runtime really affect one of our biggest podcasts?" Or maybe the editor thought this episode wasn't as funny as Drop Dead Fred and cut it short then Paul said "you cut my favorite bit... put it in the minisode". Again, just throwing out ideas that may hold no water.
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    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    I look at it the same way I look at deleted scenes in a movie. Sometimes it just flows better without a scene even if that scene is fine. This is pure speculation but ehile podcasts don't have run time limitations, I bet longer episodes get listened less which means less likely to get ads revenue. For some podcasts, I've definitely thought "ugh...I don't have time for this right now." My completionist mentality forces me to listen to every episode but not everyone does. I'm sure someone has done some study that's concluded "If a podcast is 90+ minutes, X% compared to three average don't listen. If it's 89 minutes or less, X% or more will listen." Obviously, I'm making up the run time and there are plenty of other variables. I could speculate on several similar reasons but I figure the editor of these normally has some basic guidelines they follow to keep the show good. I agree that I'd like to keep the episodes as uncut as possible but I also get why they cut stuff.
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    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    The Starcrash was really choppy but I'm fine with them editing them in general. The live shows have more dead space than you might think and they use jokes multiple times. If I'm listening at home, I don't want to hear the unedited several minute long "Raise your hand if you have a Second Opinions theme. Ok. I'll pick you... you... you... you... you... and you. Here's directions to get to the stage." It's necessary to get that audience participation but it's a long, not particularly funny section. I bet it sounds the exact same every line show. That would get tiring if you hear a 5-10 minute set of instructions every single live episode. Plus, a lot of jokes gets reused. While Paul walks around, this clip had "don't look at us." That's made it to an episode before. I attended two live shows in one night and Jason said it at both live shows. So, I assume he does it virtually every show. It lands at the live shows because you haven't heard it 50 times. Imagine hearing that every live episode. I'm sure there are more we don't hear every episode. I'm sure it keeps us sane from not hearing a joke repeatedly and it keeps them sane by having a go to joke that gets a laugh every show instead of filling dead air a new line every show. There was also that weird run where guests called in to the minisodes about masturbating to stars of the movie. It was really uncomfortable. I know there was someone here who said an audience member had a really long, uncomfortable question about finding an actress hot at a live show. That never made it to air either and I'm thankful for that. I do think it's kind of weird to cut bits that get turned into shirts. So, maybe leave that stuff in.
  20. I think people got burned out on 3D because filmmakers weren't utilizing it well. Friday the 13th at least did some gimmicky stuff with it which at least fit the movie. So, I don't know if modern audiences would care but I do think the people who would watch a 30 year old slasher in theaters would eat it up. So, idk.
  21. I'll be honest. I don't remember that one at all but, the one time I watched 2-6, was a day long marathon in college. It nearly broke me and my friend.
  22. I agree. The first of any slasher series is the best. I bet the other Nightmare movie you're thinking of is the one in the mental institution. I don't know which number it was, but it's definitely the best of the sequels. I also really like New Nightmare in concept. It kind of sucks from being too bland and 90s in execution but it's such an awesome idea.
  23. I found the Nightmare series went way downhill once Freddy started joking a lot. I generally dislike when horror movies have you rooting for the killer though which is what his jokes kind of turned into. It worked in the first one and, of all the slasher movie series, I remember the first Nightmare being the scariest. The 3D effects in Friday The 13th Part 3 are really fun in a theater. I saw a midnight show of it a few years ago before 3D came back. Maybe it wouldn't be as much fun now that people hate 3D again but the audience was going crazy for most of the 3D gags.
  24. Corey Feldman was 13 passing a 12 year old. The guy playing Tommy in Part V was 25 playing a 17 year old. The guy playing Tommy in Part VI was 27.
  25. https://fridaythe13th.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Friday_the_13th_series Here's a timeline from a Friday the 13th fan wiki. This movie does take place in 1990 which really is mind blowing. Even with a name change, I think people would probably remember. Parts 2-4 take place over a long weekend and Jason killed 34 people. That's international news. Especially when it's only 5 years after a mass murder by the same killer's mother in the original movie. Then there's the copycat killer in part 5. There's the benefit of being pre-internet where it's harder to research this but you'd think locals would get something in place to prevent the camp from opening after all this.
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