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  1. CaptainAmazing

    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.
  4. 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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    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
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
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    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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    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?
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    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.
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    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.