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  1. CaptainAmazing

    Unghouled Suggestions

    I realize that it’s too late to suggest new ones, but I’m going to pull a few off of my list anyway: They Live House on Haunted Hill (MUST be B&W version) Cabin in the Woods
  2. I say they should not only have Rabin on, but do it in Rabin's town of Atlanta, which they weirdly don't seem to have ever done a show in. I'd drive down for that. Jacobs is also a good pick for this if they decide to do a CA show.
  3. Although I managed to miss it, and also "missed" when they would do it by months, Cats has now been done. Oogieloves now officially takes its slot.
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    Verotika (2019)

    To piggyback off of one of the comments from that article, there's exactly one industry where anyone would know she had eyes for nipples, and she chose to work in it. That's like a humor column I read years ago that was making fun of both weird Olympic events and NBC's obsession with forcing a heartwarming narrative out of everything: "Jim Sidrfz was tragically born with six legs, but he was determined to compete in the Olympic Putting on Shoes competition. He was up against Sid Kfumnd, tragically born with only one leg. But Jim was determined, he wouldn't let his problems stop him from competing. He was going for the gold! And of course, Sidrfz lost miserably. But hey, it was heartwarming." Or yanno, she could have gone online and cut out herself a niche of guys who would pay extra to see boob eyes.
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    Cats for virtual Live Episode

    Suppose I was dumb and forgot that this was happening live. Is there a place that I can still stream it?
  6. CaptainAmazing

    Verotika (2019)

    Nathan Rabin did a review/ deconstruction of it recently here. Also, they need to have Nathan Rabin on the show some time. Paul mentioned being a fan of him once.
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    Frankenstein

    I voted no. Maybe I’d like it better if I saw it again. To quote one critic, the plot felt “impossibly thin even at 70 minutes.” And most of that was taken up with Dr. Frankenstein’s personal life, which I just didn’t care about. Then the three or four most iconic scenes had been effectively “spoiled” for me by a thousand references in TV shows and the like. Maybe this wouldn’t be weighing it down if I saw it again. Also, as much as the ending was forced by the studio, we can’t just “not count it” against the movie. It’s the only ending we have.
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    Unghouled Suggestions

    I take it that we’re no longer limiting ourselves to American films?
  9. CaptainAmazing

    Episode 248.5 — Minisode 248.5

    I skipped the VelociPastor episode mostly for the reason that everyone named here, and it sounds like it was the right call.
  10. CaptainAmazing

    Meet Joe Black (1998)

    Nobody's mentioned what this movie was really known for: A way to see the trailer for The Phantom Menace. People bought tickets to this just to see the trailer and left without seeing the movie. I've heard stories of theaters that re-showed the Star Wars trailer at the end of the movie for everyone who stuck around, because it was the only reason they had been there in the first place. Despite this easy boost, it still did poorly at the domestic box office. Also found this interesting tidbit on Wikipedia while confirming that this was that movie: A two-hour version was made to show on television and airline flights, by cutting most of the plotline involving Bill Parrish's business. Since Brest derided this edit of his film and disowned it, the director's credit was changed to the Hollywood pseudonym Alan Smithee. Yes, Brest was so married to the overlong plot about the business that he disowned a version of it that cut most of it out to get the movie down to "only" two hours.
  11. CaptainAmazing

    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    Technically, you can start a fire with just one flint, if that flint is rubbing up against steel. #JustBoyScoutThings
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    What happened to 222 in Portland part of tour?

    I don’t think they have that many, do they? Swordfish had become the mysterious missing episode that everyone was wondering about. I think it got held up as long as it did because one of the hosts was working on a show with one of the stars or the director or something and was afraid of offending him. Must have gotten that worked out or something. That said, a lot of episodes do go close to a year before they get released. We can’t call this one the new Swordfish for a few more months, IMHO.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Am I the only one who remembered that a casino having War as an actual card game that you could play was a joke in Vegas Vacation? So apparently there are real casinos that offer it? (I keep trying to include a screenshot, but the forum's uploader keeps failing)
  14. Yeah, that first thing is basically why Metacritic has a better system than RT; it also lumps them into a third group of “mixed” reviews, wheras RT only puts them into positive and negative. Unfortunately, MC isn’t nearly as big or established as RT and they also don’t have as many reviews per movie.
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    The Cannonball Run (1981)

    Watched this last night and came to make sure it had been recommended by someone. One thing I look for in seeking out movies for a non-ironic watch is how much name recognition they have. A planned (I think now-cancalled) Lego movie was going to be “like Cannonball Run.” A minor-leage baseball team near-ish me has changed their name to “The Cannonballers.” I feel like society tricked me into watching this. I have learned the lesson that “culturally significant” does not always equal “good.” Would I have enjoyed it more if I had gone into it as an intentional so-bonkers-its-good kind of watch? I dunno, maybe. Wouldn’t have fixed all the racial stereotypes, but overall it would have been a more watchable movie. But it becoming an HDTGM movie that I’ve seen would make if worthwhile. I’m a little but short on time right now, but I may come back later and talk about the actual bonkers things in the movie itself.
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