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    Episode 148 - Point Break (w/ Andrew Barker)

    I really love this movie. If anything can be a guilty pleasure for me, it's this movie. Yeah that's a terrible term, but I just have always felt I'm not supposed to like a movie like this, yet it's something I always enjoyed watching. I saw it in the theater on it's initial release with my cousin, his wife and my sister. Maybe that memory makes it better for me. I watched this again a couple months ago so it is still fresh in my mind. When I told people I watched it, they could only ask why. Still, when I heard this would be an episode, my initial reaction was no, as I wasn't sure how I could convince anyone else to watch it. However, Barker makes a great point about this being the change in action films from bodybuilders to, well, beautiful people, if still not ordinary people. I'll go with a soft yes.
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    Episode 139 - The NeverEnding Story (w/ Dave Nadelberg)

    I am one of those who read the book first, before the movie was released. I was also about 10 when I read it. I think I didn't make it to see the movie in the theater, but by the time I saw it, I was just disappointed at how different it was from the book I loved. I still cite it as my favorite childhood book. It seemed I was the only kid who hated the movie. In addition to changing the name of Fantastica and only comprising half the book, it also made the nothing a something; the book clearly said it was not a storm. As an adult I've tried to move past this. I don't think a movie should be judged by how faithful it is to the book. But even on it's own, it's not great enough a movie to make it into the Canon. I enjoy it for what it is. But without any childhood love for this, it just seems like an OK movie. So it's a hard no for me.
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    Episode 127- Back to the Future Trilogy (w/ Evan Dickson)

    My favorite 2015 prediction in Part 2 never occurred to me until I went back and watched it on BTTF day. They completely predicted urban gentrification, downtown revivals and the downfall of the suburbs.
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    Homework: Z (1969)

    Oh, I've never heard of this and it sounds really interesting. Available to rent streaming on Amazon.
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    Episode 109 - Raising Arizona (w/ Ira Madison III)

    Of course this is a "yes." However, if this had been a versus with Burn After Reading, it would be a much tougher decision.
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    Well I'd enjoy such a mini-episode. That said, would the casual listener who doesn't post on the boards even bother to listen to mini-episodes? I guess a little more commentary on the discussion within the episode would be nice, but then again that might turn off the listener who didn't listen to previous week's episode.
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    Homework: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

    Well I'm happy to see and discuss a noir I've never heard of before (love noir). The last 2 weeks have been movies I can't stand.
  8. This was difficult for me to choose, partly because neither is a shoe-in for the Canon, but also because this pairing has really nothing much in common to make it a good versus. There are tons of movies on the Blacklist, so that doesn't seem to be enough to pair them against each other. The only thing I thought going into it is that they both have JK Simmons. Whiplash is his better performance, but that still doesn't make me want to vote for it. I think I enjoyed Whiplash more, but I just don't think it belongs in the Canon. I already rewatched Juno a couple months ago and I still like it. I'd be hesitant to vote it in if it were the only movie discussed, but I like the argument about it being influential. I am glad there is a neither option, but I don't think I want to use it every time I can't pick a movie. I'd rather use that in extreme cases where I really dislike both movies. In this case, I do like both. I'm voting for Juno. What the hell is twee though? I've heard this word on the Brett Easton Ellis podcast. I've looked up the definition, but I just don't understand what the word is referring to. What makes Juno's dialogue twee?
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    Episode 99 - Sign o' the Times vs. Stop Making Sense

    R.I.P. Jonathan Demme I voted for Stop Making Sense despite not seeing Sign o the Times. I feel bad doing that but White made little argument for why it's a better movie, instead just seeming to be a fan of Prince. I was weary about how a discussion of a concert film would go but Amy did make some good points about the film itself, and the choices of shots.
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    Episode 98 - Ghostbusters

    Welcome back! Great episode. I'm glad there was disagreement. I am going with a no here. It's good, but one of those movies I liked more as a kid that doesn't seem essential after watching it as an adult. I also never really loved it, even as a kid. I was a fan of the performers, but I was more into the theme song and the "no ghost" symbol than the movie itself. Not that it matters, but I was formerly using the name Rob Molecule on here. For whatever reason, it says the user name doesn't exist when I try to recover the password, but says it is already taken when I tried to use the name for a new account.