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    Episode 248.5 — Minisode 248.5

    I hate being negative because I am grateful for all the wonderful hours of hilarious content that HDTGM gives me. And if I am the only one that feels this way, I will shut up about it, but...is anyone else bored and/or annoyed by the number of low-budget, no name movies that the show has been covering lately? To me, I get much greater satisfaction watching and mocking big budget movies that bomb hard. This is not to say that Paul, June and Jason can’t make a funny episode out of these straight to dvd movies, but I also want to look forward to watching the movie itself in the week prior and the choices lately have been underwhelming to say the least. At least Paul somewhat acknowledged this week that VelociPastor was a bad choice because you can’t really dissect a movie that tries to be in on the joke. Like I said, I may be alone in this, but I just wanted to express my frustration.
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    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    Is the "Millhurst" that they keep wanting to travel to a fictional town, or are they referring to Millhurst, New Jersey? If it's the town in New Jersey, then that is nowhere near Poughkeepsie, which is where they end up getting tickets for because the Millhurst train doesn't run anymore. In fact, doing a quick Google map search, Poughkeepsie is about 120 miles away from Millhurst. If someone was looking to go to Millhurst, surely the man at the ticket booth would give them tickets to somewhere closer to their desired location than that. Also, the ticket booth operator keeps saying that the Millhurst line hasn't run for 30 years. Are we to believe that the shooting incident in this film somehow led to the termination of the Millhurst line? What if Dylan, Sarah, and Jonas have been reincarnated multiple times and every time it ends with people who want to go to Millhurst shooting each other and they closed down the line believing it was cursed? Or maybe it is just a case of Grand Central realizing that the only people who would ever want to visit New Jersey are deeply troubled individuals.
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    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    I somewhat get Dylan’s ex-girlfriend trying to maintain their birthday gift tradition, but why does she buy him two tickets? Why waste the money on a ticket that will likely go to waste? And it also seems cruel because he’s naturally going to think that she wants to go with him. She couldn’t find a nicer way of telling him she’s moved on and has started dating someone else?
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    Episode 247 - 2:22 (Live in Portland)

    The episode does a great job of pointing out the large flaws of this movie, but there were several small things throughout the movie that really irked me. 1. I found the throwing away of the trays with the flight info to be incredibly wasteful. Why not throw out the paper with the flight info and just reuse the tray? 2. I was bothered by Teresa Palmer putting her ice cream cone inside the cup with Dylan's phone that was being used as the speaker. There is no way his phone or that speaker are not a complete sticky mess with melted ice cream. 3. Dylan ended every text message with "D." You are not sending letters or even email, you do not need to indicate who you are in every text message. What an unnecessary waste of time. 4. If Jonas does not intend to kill Teresa Palmer, then why does he bring a gun with him when they try to go away together for the weekend?
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    I know pre-9/11 airport security wasn’t as stringent as it is today, but how dumb do you have to be to leave your real passport easily found in your luggage? Is it possible the Finnish hacker wanted to get caught so he didn’t have to get involved with Travolta’s insane antics?
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Swordfish, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and The Fast and The Furious came out in three successive weekends in June of 2001, so that whole summer was “guns, car chases, explosions, and boobs”.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Yeah, I get trying to look like you mean business in order to make sure you get the money, but why not have the suit bombs be fakes? In fact, I briefly though that would be the case. When everyone was making such a big deal about getting the woman back inside the bank, I thought everyone would duck and cover only for nothing to happen. Having the bombs be real and for them to cause so much death and destruction really hurts the case that Travolta is actually the “good guy” Not only is someone from Psych in this movie, but so is Tim DeKay who played the FBI agent on White Collar. With all this representation from USA shows, we really needs Jason to make a ‘Characters Welcome’ reference in the episode.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Jackman was awfully fortunate that he got to see his daughter after school. She has clearly been waiting awhile for her mom. There’s no one else left at the school and she is to the point that she is contemplating calling a cab when he finally rolls up. If her mom had been responsible or if the porn king had a driver who had picked her up on time, Jackman would have arrived to an empty school. For someone so concerned with seeing his child, you would think he would be more prompt. Also did anyone else think that it was going to turn out that Travolta was the porn king his ex-wife was with?
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    What exactly would Travolta's plan have been if Jackman doesn't use the rocket launcher to blow up the helicopter? It seems like he is gambling a lot on the fact that this hacker will not only get the idea to use a rocket launcher, but will have good enough aim to hit the helicopter. Furthermore, what exactly does Travolta gain by faking his death? If he has the wealth to be such a Master of Disguise (btw, does Travolta use Energico?) then it doesn't seem like it would matter if he was alive or dead because no one would recognize him. And the fact that Jackman is still alive and now against Travolta means that Don Cheadle and the FBI would likely either ask or force Jackman to hack back in and get the money back that Travolta stole.
  10. An interview with the director of Money Plane, what does June do for fun, and more on this week’s episode. Paul offers up advice on the Help Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions for Money Plane, and Blake J. Harris interviews Andrew Lawrence (director of Money Plane). Plus, we announce our next movie. Believe or not, it’s finally happening...next week’s movie is Just a slight correction/addendum to what Paul said in the mini. This movie is currently streaming on Netflix. If you watch it on Amazon Prime, you will have to rent or buy it.
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    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    I think it is a hacking device. Wasn’t the device originally used to put a false video image of the museum room where the painting was supposed to be on the monitor to deceive Manbun’s crew? They thought they were looking at a live feed of the museum when they weren’t? If Manbun had used the same device for some video trickery on The Rumble, that would have made sense. But that’s not how things were presented. As it is, I’m still not sure what purpose that device served to double cross Grouch.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    The best part of that exit survey is the information that Thomas Jane bought that pipe at a flea market the day before and insisted it be a part of his character in the movie.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    So which one of these two is Thomas Jane supposed to be?
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Because we did not see The Rumble actually get killed at the end of this film, I believe it is because they have plans for a sequel. The film will be called Money Crane and it will involve Grouch blackmailing a new crew of criminals to steal a rare, expensive bottle of Chavignon Blanc that he and his brother Niles can enjoy at their next wine tasting event.
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    Episode 244.5 - Prequel to Episode 245

    It’s only like 82 minutes, so it’s a quick watch. It’s not awful, but it’s disappointing that it doesn’t do more with its absurd premise.
  16. Looks like Paul and Amy have their new podcast now that Unspooled has gone through the AFI 100.
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    Episode 244 - My Demon Lover

    In one of Chucky’s many calls to Denny’s answering machine, he tries to entice her by saying “I've got great tickets tonight for the command performance for Lady Di and Prince Charles at Carnegie Hall. It features Sylvester Stallone doing Dickens, Baryshnikov dancing and the twin piano magic, of Ferrante and Teicher“. This begs the question, what role do you think Stallone was playing? Scrooge? Oliver Twist? David Copperfield thinking he’d be performing magic? I don’t care how creepy Chucky is, if you’re Denny you can’t pass up going to a show like that, right?
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    Episode 244 - My Demon Lover

    Are you now confusing this movie with Boyfriend School? And I would say the homelessness can definitely be attributed to him. There’s nothing about becoming a demon when you’re horny that should prevent you from being able to get a good job and being able to afford a place to live.
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    Episode 244 - My Demon Lover

    I found it interesting that Kaz did not react the same around Denny as he did most other women. With most women, he seemed to immediately want to turn into the demon, whether it was with the woman on the subway or Denny's friend, Sonia. But with Denny, he spends a lot of time with her without any issue. It is not until they heavily start making out that the demon shows any sign of appearing. At first I thought this might be just another example of the film's inconsistencies. Or worse, that they were implying that Denny was not as attractive as those other women. But I think the film was trying to make a distinction between love and lust. He does not respond the same way around Denny because she is his "true love". This idea is reinforced by the fact that the sword Sonia grabs from her occult store is labeled as 'the sword of Asmodeus'. Asmodeus is known as the demon of lust. In 1589, a German bishop named Peter Binsfeld published an influential list of demons and paired each demon with one of the seven deadly sins: Lucifer (pride), Mammon (greed), Leviathan (envy), Beelzebub (gluttony), Satan (wrath), Belphegor (sloth) and Asmodeus (lust). It is said that Asmodeus' dominion is lechery - he causes performance issues when men are with their wives and induces their attraction to other women. Furthermore, one text described Asmodeus as a demon who perpetually spawns new demons to bring chaos to the world, inciting lechery and excess wherever they roam. Given that we know both Kaz and Chucky have been cursed by the same person, is it possible that the Romanian grandmother and her granddaughter are agents of Asmodeus who have concocted this honeypot trap to lure young boys in so that they can be made into these demons?
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    Episode 244 - My Demon Lover

    I was curious how everyone got home after the battle at the castle considering Kaz blew up everyone’s car with that dynamite. Did he have absolutely terrible aim? Or does Kaz secretly hate cops?
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    Episode 243.5 - Prequel to Episode 244

    I would highly recommend people check out Pluto TV. It is a free streaming service that has a bunch of channels running 24/7. Some channels are devoted strictly to one show. Like there is a Baywatch channel that shows nothing but episodes of Baywatch and an American Gladiators channel. But then some channels are devoted to certain existing cable channels. Like one channel only shows MTV dating shows. There are multiple Comedy Central channels on the service and I have seen Kroll Show, Detroiters, and @Midnight shown on there. The app is associated with Paramount/Viacom, which is why cable channels like MTV and Comedy Central are associated with it. They are constantly adding new channels too. I heard shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race are getting added next week. I am a huge game show fan and they have both Buzzr and Game Show Network on there. I have pretty much only been watching Pluto TV this summer. They also have an On Demand section if you are looking for something specific.
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    Episode 243 - The Peanut Butter Solution

    I found it rather lazy that they have Connie pull Michael aside and just tell him that the tall kid on the opposing soccer team is “really mean and dangerous”. There was nothing in that kid’s performance before then or up until he trips him that he is mean. And let’s face it, people are constantly tripping each other in soccer. The bully also doesn’t go for the wig until Michael takes a swing at him. Maybe that is an example of “mean and dangerous” in Canada but he didn’t seem like much of a bully to me.
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    Episode 243 - The Peanut Butter Solution

    Can we talk about how crazy Connie and Suz’s plan is to find Michael and the rest of the kidnapped children? They have Connie sneak into the back of the Signor’s truck and use a bag of sugar and a funnel, so that he can leave a trail for Suz to follow. Why allow Connie to be captured like that? Wouldn’t it be easier to just have both of them tail the Signor’s truck on their bikes? Or get Suz’s dad to tail him in his car? Furthermore, the sugar plan was deeply flawed. As we saw, the trail could easily be eliminated with something like a street sweeper. Plus he only had a 4 lb. bag. It’s unlikely that he has enough sugar to last the whole distance. I was stunned when Suz rediscovered the sugar trail and said she finally found it after days (plural!) of searching. You’re telling me that no wind, rain, or traffic disturbed that sugar line in all that time? Lastly, when Connie and Suz put this plan into action, the Signor leaves the art shop and asks Suz if she would like to go for a ride. She says no, she’d rather ride her bike. So The Signor just leaves her be. Why was he so polite to her and accepting of her refusal to come along? Or was he polite to every child and he just succeeded in getting that many kids to willingly come along with him?
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    Episode 243 - The Peanut Butter Solution

    In the scene where Michael is anger drumming, there is a poster for the first “Tales for all” movie, La Guerre des Tuques (aka The Dog Who Stopped the War) on the wall behind him.
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