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    Episode 240: Megaforce LIVE from Montreal!

    Has anyone been able to come up with an explanation for why the tag line of this movie is “Deeds Not Words”? Because as far as I can tell, that motto is not said in the movie.
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    Episode 240: Megaforce LIVE from Montreal!

    Barry Bostwick and Michael Beck were interviewed at a Florida comic book convention last year and Bostwick claims that he got the part because of Pirates of Penzance. He said during that performance he would wear a blue bandana that he would throw out to a lady in the crowd. One night the recipient of that bandana was Hal Needham’s wife who then recommended that he be cast as Hunter. The full interview can be seen here.
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    Episode 240: Megaforce LIVE from Montreal!

    If you thought the film's confusing central premise was the result of bad filmmaking, you're wrong - it is the fault of the US government. The original version of this film centered around a private army who went to war to defend Western democracy and protect US interests in the Gulf of Oman. However, when the filmmakers wanted to use military vehicles for the film, the Pentagon expressed their reservations with the film's message and use of real countries. A letter written by USMC Colonel Michael Sheridan states, "The basic storyline that a private army exists in the US, available as “the court of final appeal” to besiege free world governments, is rather incredible. The United States Government(USG) has clearly demonstrated that such organizations are illegal and subject to prosecution. However, should an agency of the USG support the film production by providing military equipment, such support might be construed as tacit acceptance of the concept, at least by those who wish to embarrass the USG. Furthermore, when the storyline includes employment of the private army in support of the “only country standing between hostile forces and the straits through which the world’s oil supplies pass” (a relatively clear reference to Oman), the sensitivity of this incredible story is raised. Countries in that region are sufficiently xenophobic and suspicious of US intentions with regard to oil in the region that we would not want to provide even a gratuitous basis for reinforcing their concerns. Therefore, it would not be in the best interests of the USG to support the production of this film." After several negotiations, the film was changed to have the conflict be between two fictional countries - the peaceful Republic of Sardun and their aggressive neighbor Gamibia. In exchange, both the Air Force and the National Guard ended up supporting the film, renting out men and vehicles on a ‘courtesy’ basis and charging full rates (the Air Force alone charging nearly $167,000). Images of all of the official correspondence between the filmmakers and the government can be seen in this article from SpyCulture.
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    Episode 239 - Cool World

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    Episode 239 - Cool World

    I know the original story idea was for an R-rated movie, but did they also originally have an R-rated cut of this movie? There were several times where it felt like an edit was made that removed some of the more explicitly sexual content. For example, it felt like they filmed and then cut out a scene of Holli giving Deebs oral sex in front of the neighbor and her mom.
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    Episode 239 - Cool World

    June couldn’t get over the fact that neither Brad Pitt nor his mom were wearing a helmet while riding the motorcycle, but I was more disturbed by the fact that he took his mom joy riding without letting her turn off the stove. I have to assume that their house was already ablaze by the time the drunk couple crashed into them. Maybe that is why he was ok with staying in Cool World.
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    Episode 239 - Cool World

    The issue of how long Gabriel Byrne was in prison was brought up in the episode. I just watched the film’s original trailer and it states that he has been in prison for 10 years, which seems too short of a sentence for murder and too long to be away for his neighbor to have that kind of an attachment to him. And are we to believe that his house was just sitting empty for a decade? Also the trailer suggests that he began creating the comic while in prison. I find it hard to believe that a convict’s comic book would become as popular as Cool World supposedly is. I mean how did he get comic book stores to carry it in the first place? And if they are all being made from prison, then aren’t they all technically signed by him from behind bars? Why does the comic book shop make that signed copy such a rare a valuable piece of memorabilia?
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    Episode 239 - Cool World

    Among the multitude of story ideas not fleshed out in this movie, one that was not discussed in this episode is the fact that Brad Pitt’s character doesn’t age. This could have been given as an explanation as to why he doesn’t want to leave Cool World. Also, when he returns to our world, they should have showed him in awe/surprise over how things have changed since 1992 Vegas is significantly different from 1945 Vegas
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    Episode 238 — Bloodshot (w/ Adam Scott)

    When KT is trying to get Vin to trigger his memories by having a drink with him, if he had chosen to have a Corona, would he have started having flashbacks of stealing TV/VCR combo units and towing a bank vault down the streets of Rio?
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    Episode 238 — Bloodshot (w/ Adam Scott)

    Once it is revealed that they keep rebooting Vin to kill each of these guy, the implication is that they keep the story the same and that Vin responds the exact same way each time by remembering after drinking, stealing the jet, etc. So does that mean he is punching that load-bearing column every time? If so how is it not completely destroyed by now? Are they having Phyllis and the other office drones repairing it every time he is getting rebooted on that table?
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    Episode 238 — Bloodshot (w/ Adam Scott)

    Everyone seemed confused about the ending and what happened to Vin, but given that this movie is basically one big cheat when it comes to what is and is not real, isn't it possible that the "happy ending" is just a new simulation by Guy Pearce and his company? What if they realized that their current motivation story wasn't working anymore and developed a new story that made him think he had killed off the team and was now free, when in reality he is still being manipulated by Pearce? In essence, it would be a much dumber version of the ending in Inception where it's ambiguous if the top will stop spinning. It seemed like that Navy medallion was maybe going to be used in a similar capacity, but it (like so many things in this movie) never really pays off.
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    Episode 237.5 — Prequel to 238

    If no one has yet, I could text Paul and see if he would be open to holding off on this episode a few more weeks until it is at least available to rent.
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    Episode 237.5 — Prequel to 238

    It’s not much, but here are the first 9 minutes of Bloodshot:
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    Episode 236.5 — Prequel to Episode 237

    I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but I was just listening to the Vampire’s Kiss (which stars Nicolas Cage if you don’t remember) episode and at the end, Paul announces that he’s now in a movie with Nicolas Cage called Army of One. Clearly they had no issue mocking one of Cage’s films and have also done others since. And I’m sure there are other examples of Jason, June and Paul working with actors who have been in movies they have done on the show. So why is Cheadle so special? Did Cheadle specifically ask they not air the episode?
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    Episode 236.5 — Prequel to Episode 237

    If they are going to have Valerian be an episode while we are in quarantine, then I demand that the Swordfish episode also be released. BTW, by my count, I believe there are six episodes still not yet released. Megaforce, 2.22, The Visitor, Governor Gabbi, Abraxas, and Holy Matrimony. That’s 12 weeks worth of shows. Hopefully we’ll be out of quarantine by then.
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