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  1. PollyDarton

    Episode 176 - The Jazz Singer: LIVE!

    Yes! If that baby is 6 months old (I think it could even be older) then she has just gotten through a whole bunch of HARD SHIT - pregnancy, labor and delivery, the first fragile months, no sleep, etc.- presumably on her own. I would be pissed AF to see that guy waltzing back in now, and all FOR WHAT? Because his musicians weren't up to his ridiculous and sudden inexplicably high standards?? or that he got caught with his extra-marital girlfriend by his dad?? Regardless - neither is an appropriate reason to go all "walk the earth like Caine" on everyone.
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    Episode 176 - The Jazz Singer: LIVE!

    She like laughs, right?! If someone told me that they offered their body to my man...
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    Episode 176 - The Jazz Singer: LIVE!

    I need to add - I like to think that Rivka left her life with Jess, changed her name to Patty, and then ran off and joined the circus... which means that The Jazz Singer shares a universe with another film about a meteoric rise to the top: The Jerk. I wonder what Jess's special purpose is? Also ALSO - Anyone notice the great John Witherspoon as the MC?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nHkOKYht98
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    Episode 176 - The Jazz Singer: LIVE!

    I would argue that this movie is ultimately not about his rise to be a successful/popular musician at all. That seems to be a foregone conclusion and as it was pointed out on the podcast - there are pretty much zero hurdles to make his "dream" come true. He gives it a small effort and he succeeds because of course he will. This movie is really about his journey to do a wife upgrade. Besides bar brawls over blackface, pretty much every obstacle in the movie is about his love life. First there's his arguing with Rivka and his father about his leaving and how long he is going to be gone ("A husband should be with his wife!") Then there's the scene where he and Rivka break up and then the scene with his father meeting Molly for the first time. The biggest - MOST RIDICULOUS - conflict that "sends him to Loredo" is on the surface about his recording session, but is actually him being upset over his dad's reaction to meeting Molly. Also -Molly is the FIRST WOMAN he meets in LA. He is so desperate to wife swap that he's like "YEP YOU'LL DO." This is not about his rise to fame - oh no... this is really about a 39 year old man going through a midlife crisis.
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    Episode 175 - Ultraviolet: LIVE!

    Charlize Theron, Carrie Anne Moss, Uma Thurman, Maggie Q, Angelina Jolie
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    Episode 174.5 - Minisode 174.5

    Yes I will join in and say the American movie theater experience is just like sitting a watching a giant TV before the movie comes on. It's usually commercials, commercials disguised as short films, commercials for TV shows, "Turn off your cellphone" comedy bits, and then a little digital welcome video that advertises popcorn and stuff. Then about 5 or 6 trailers?
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    Episode 174.5 - Minisode 174.5

    Right on brother.
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    Episode 174 - Jason X: LIVE!

    I really enjoyed this movie you guys. I know they mentioned that the people who wrote this had never seen a F13, but it seems to me that the WHOLE movie was written completely tongue-in-cheek to the point where it is only a few Kardashian jokes and sight gags away from being a "Scary Movie" installment... I mean seriously Jason is blasted awake/alive by the sheer proximity to people having sex. How fucking hilarious is that? [Edit] It would not take much to re-cut this movie into a parody. NOT MUCH.
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    Episode 173.5 - Minisode 173.5

    He rhymes “things with things” - seems to be a common thread in the bands we hate so far. Mine is Rod Stewart. Maggie May is the worst song in rock and roll... think about it and try to sing the melody and DON’T sing the first line. Did you do it? NO because you can’t... because there’s isn’t one.
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    Musical Mondays Week 23 Top Hat

    They were right about the dress. I get why she wanted to wear it, because it can give her this lighter than air feeling and yet simultaneously is really heavy looking and overpowers her many times during the course of their number. Like here where it covers her face. Thank god it is backless or else she would be buried under there.
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    Episode 173.5 - Minisode 173.5

    I don't think this is what you mean, but recently when we were viewing Mary Poppins - the scene near the end where Burt and Mr. Banks are discussing the bittersweet and fleeting nature of raising children (and childhood itself) I cried like a big dummy. My daughter was mostly just interested in Andrew (The dog in the movie.) I love Petty so much. I have that thing where I could probably come up with my 10 ALL-TIME favorite bands and 10 bands that I listen to a lot of right now. Big difference. Anyway - one that would surprise me, yet be really high on the All Time list? Probably this guy Here's another one for the group in a similar vein - do you have a MOST HATED artist? I have a friend with an angry torrid passionate hate for Bob Seger. Legend has it that he shot a radio that was playing him once.
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    Episode 173.5 - Minisode 173.5

    This makes me think of how before I had my daughter my coworkers would say "Oh you're gonna HATE IT when she starts watching Callou/Dora/Barney/Whatever" and I thought then, and still think now... You're the f*cking adult, don't put that shit on for them. So far I've only turned on things that I don't mind watching with her and I've been slowly introducing my favorite kid movies like Muppets and Mary Poppins and The Shining - you know, the classics. She's mostly into it. Anyways... I know all bets are off when she figures out how to use the firestick remote.
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    Episode 173 - Virtuosity: LIVE!

    OR they are also in the matrix. Also - this might be a good time to bring up that my cat's name is Sid and he's also a total asshole.
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    Episode 173 - Virtuosity: LIVE!

    Forgive me if this was mentioned in the episode... but how shitty is it that they regenerate with glass, wouldn't that make all his regenerated parts brittle AF?
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    Episode 173 - Virtuosity: LIVE!

    Ah yes... he's part Rick James, then.
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    Episode 173 - Virtuosity: LIVE!

    How does Sid's serial killer composite personality even work? How do they get the personal experiences and personalities from these serial killers and then put into this program? I'm not sure information like personality are actually stored in DNA (and for that matter where does one get Hitler DNA? I shutter to ask.) I guess you could argue that you could get that kind of info from Charles Manson since he is still living and can be profiled but you can't do that with Mussolini. I guess the computer could somehow digest "Mein Kempf" but this does not seem like a satisfying answer. The only logical conclusion is that Dracula is one of his hundreds of personalities.
  17. That's one bold bladed motherf*cker. Nice choice!
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    Episode 173 - Virtuosity: LIVE!

    Adding to what Chunk Style and Triply Lindy said about the cops in this film: At the end of the movie they put Sid back in VR so Denzel and Kelly Lynch (hereto forth referred to as Kenzel) can get the information about there the whereabouts of her daughter. Fine, sure...But once Sid reveals her location it does not seem like anyone is standing by to help them rescue her... like you know, like the regular-ass cops? By the time Kenzel gets out of the helicopter on top of the building, there are some kind of special ops there, but no one is doing ANYTHING to help the poor girl. It seems like there should be an entire specialized bomb squad team sent out... instead they are waiting around for Kenzel to diffuse the bomb. What kind of chicken-shit operation are they running at the precinct? Is anyone else working on this case?
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    Musical Mondays Week 22 Bugsy Malone

    In this alternate history do people not grow past the age of 10? Maybe all the sugar stunted their growth as a population?
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    Musical Mondays Week 22 Bugsy Malone

    This movie is the movie equivalent of this cheesy photography from the 80s I had never heard of this movie and was baffled from start to finish. As it's already been touched on, the cream pies being a substitute for bullets, guns, blood, guts, and carnage is... just so dark in its own weird way. Especially now. Man... the 70's was a wild time.
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    Episode 172 - The Last Dragon: LIVE!

    Yes! I don't think it had any windows and seemed to have metal walls? Kind of reminds me of a Sim house - where you've leveled up and have a ton of money, but haven't had a chance to move into a bigger house so you just keep filling your shitty tiny house with expensive crap.
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    Musical Mondays Week 21 Guys and Dolls

    I had to work tonight and I only got an hour and 40 minutes into G&D. I'll do my best to finish tomorrow and I'm sure I'll have more to say, but until then I'll give you this: The WWE salutes you.
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    Episode 171.5 - Minisode 171.5

    Ooooh... I vote New Order. I was listening to them today in fact. Look to the Panda! Peace.
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    Hot to Trot (1988)

    I have to add a vote for this one. When I was a kid, I had a friend who was obsessed with horses and we would consume any movie with a horse on the poster. We watched this one a bunch of times and I'm pretty sure even then I knew it was total garbage. I love it when they do terrible comedies, so I know I would enjoy them ripping this one.
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    Favorite HDTGM episodes

    Junior Mannequin 2 From Justin to Kelly The Devil's Advocate 88 Minutes Color of Night Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Ernest Goes to Jail Hercules in NY Grease 2 I guess I like the dumb comedies maybe a little more than the action ones... although I freaking loved Time Cop and still have sexy dreams about that JCVD grief mullet.