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  1. CaptainAmazing

    The 6th Day (2000)

    Just wanna throw out there for anyone looking at these forums at least a few months from now that they've done this one now.
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    Haven’t seen Right Stuff, but I still want to give it to Apollo 13. It’s a great film that’s 99% true (pretty much the only thing that didn’t happen is the astronauts never fought between themselves) and has the great backstory of how the space scenes were shot in the training plane that simulates zero-G.
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    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

    Just watched the whole original trilogy because the gas shortages in our part of the country have made them extra-relevant. Wife cannot believe that HDTGM hasn't done it yet. I didn't dislike it quite as much as she did, but I think the show should do it. I'd describe it as "The Spider-Man 3 of the series." Some lowlights that suggest it's HDTGM-worthy: -About 30 minutes in the middle of it feel like early test footage of the Lost Boys in Hook or something. -The actual Thunderdome gets like one scene. I was fully expecting it to return for the climax or something, -Max wanders around through the desert wearing tons of black leather to the point of passing out and never even seems to realize that he can shed it. -A whole bunch of the kids just run off to Bartertown and Max goes after them, ostensibly to bring them back, but then suddenly without explanation goes with their plan to kidnap the dwarf to the point of killing several people. -Said dwarf is supposed to be some kind of genius but can't even speak in anything remotely resembling whole sentences. -An awful lot of "blink and you won't know what's going on" moments. -Like two scenes of actual driving action in this movie.
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    Did HDTGM destroy Gabrielle Niebauer?

    Oh they definitely thought they were making good movies at some point, and I think the planned trilogy really sends that home.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    I’d like to nominate Next Goal Wins to be the viewer choice for this one. They’re also working on a high-end scripted version of it that’s being directed by Taika Waititi and starring Michael Fassbender. But yeah, definitely watch the trailer for the existing documentary version. It has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes for a reason.
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    Drive Hard (2014)

    Also, when I hear the title “Drive Hard” I think: 1. Maybe it’s a Die Hard ripoff. 2. Maybe it’s a sequel to “Drive Angry.” 3. It’s what happens when you take a Viagra but have to get yourself to her house first.
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    Drive Hard (2014)

    I keep wanting HDTGM to do Kennedy’s “Heckler” which is pretty much a documentary about how “Son of the Mask” was received where he makes himself the hero. But they should really do “Son of the Mask” first, as it’s so relevant to it.
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    Episode 258 - Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

    I was told that I was going to get a great mashup of the Crossfire board game commercial and Lawnmower Man. *Stamps feet*
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    HDTGM Message Boards Migrating to Discord!!!

    So it's going to be less of a forum and more of a chat going forward? I'll kind of miss the organization of a forum, even if they are a bit archaic.
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    Lucy (2014)

    I remember how this was the only thing I could think of the entire time I saw the trailer. Like, the whole movie is based around an old misconception!
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    The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

    Might have been kinda weird to do it the same Christmas as "A Very Nutty Christmas," but there's always next year.
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    Home Alone

    Finally got around to commenting. -I'm fully convinced that June's assertion that Kevin should have just let the burglars rob the house is either just trolling Paul or starting a controversy just to add one to the podcast. The assertion that they only wanted to steal one VCR and nothing else from the house is too far off the mark to be considered serious. And even if that were true, Kevin sure didn't know that. -I've heard about the "Macaulay Culkin has died" rumors. Someone hit the nail on the head as to why they exist- A lot of people sort of want him to have died so that they can have an excuse to go back and watch his movies. -I generally enjoyed the movie, having loved it and overwatched the sequel as a kid, but one thing that bugged me was how the majority of it seemed so plausible, every "i" was dotted and every "t" was crossed, and then suddenly all of that went out the window for the climax. It started out with an explanation for everything. They overslept because there was a power outage that also killed the phones. Kevin was missed in the headcount because a neighbor kid wandered over and was turned around during the count. Kevin knew they were going on vacation, but assumed that they must have actually disappeared because theire cars were still there, and he didn't know about the shuttles. Then the climax comes and it goes full cartoon. The burglars never learn to look where they're walking, they don't just slip on ice, they do a full cartwheel in the air and fall down the steps, it's impossible to know a doorknob is red-hot until you've had your hand on it long enough to get a perfect scar, etc.
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    Mini-series are cool… but what about mini-lists?

    I kind of like this idea.
  14. Surprised that I had to create this thread myself, but I'll be glad to do it. I haven't seen the recut, but the episode was so focused on the original that I don't feel like I absolutely have to just to discuss it. It's been long enough that I'd have to watch both versions back-to-back to notice the differences. I have to agree that Part III is a really mixed bag. The single most on-point review of the original was just by a random Rotten Tomatoes user who said that it was decent, but that the Godfather series deserves way better than just "decent." Another thing that I really have to bring up is that I wouldn't give so much of a pass to Sophia Coppola as the hosts did. Sometimes she does a good enough job, but there are other moments where she feels like she's just a random person off the street flatly reading lines. Like, not even "amateur" is a good enough description, because your average amateur theater actor could do better than that. She's a great director, but not a great actor.
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    Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

    Nathan Rabin has a pretty good write up of it here, with a fantastic joke in the opening paragraph. He seemed to feel that it was working pretty well when it was playing with the mythos/backstory of Santa, vs. when it's a movie about him vs. a modern bigwig executive.
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