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    EPISODE 117 - Theodore Rex: LIVE!

    I wonder if all of the dinosaur dialogue they added in was done without re-editing the movie, which is why dino lines are constantly getting stepped on.
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    EPISODE 117 - Theodore Rex: LIVE!

    Proof of Betuel's continued existence: http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/the-last-starfighter-tv-reboot-with-virtual-reality-scenes-in-the-works-exclusive-1201539455/
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    Episode 109 - FACE OFF: LIVE!

    If this movie was mostly improvised, could it be said that this was the Spinal Tap of action movies?
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    EPISODE 104.5 — Minisode 104.5

    I don't think this one was in 2.35. I have a 2.35 monitor and only had black bars down the side. But yes, the thing with the daughter not speaking made me think this was something akin to Lost S1, where all of their problems would have easily been solved by a weekly open-share campfire hour.
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    EPISODE 104.5 — Minisode 104.5

    I watched this with very little reaction, so little that my new cat (8 mo. old) finally felt completely comfortable sleeping on my lap. When she started reading the letter, I thought, "Could they have hired a third actress? Why would they have Cobie Smu--" and then I realized at the same time as the photo came out of the envelope, and I spit soda and laughed my ass off.... My cat may never recover, but man, did I need that. That was my best laugh in weeks.
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    EPISODE 103 — Zardoz

    "...It didn't work..."
  7. I gave into a close friend's urging and borrowed his DVD of this movie. I called an aspiring filmmaker friend over, and we watched the whole thing in awe of how little we could understand of it. We then watched all of the featurettes and listened to the commentary, none of which break the fourth wall one fucking bit. I was so frustrated that my friend didn't get his DVD back for a few years, because I felt like if I gave it back he'd lend it to some other unsuspecting schmuck. (I know this story makes me sound like a monster.)
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    Unfriended

    This movie looks like it was made for about $150. I think it may be a must-do.
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    EPISODE 103 — Zardoz

    ...Zarnadeaux?
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    Episode 102.5 — Minisode 102.5

    I get it, and am looking forward to tomorrow's episode helping to ease some airport tedium. Normally I don't care, but as soon as he said "Sean Connery, orange underwear" I got psyched for this one, because I remember watching Zardoz with a bunch of friends about 10 years ago, and enjoyed revisiting this bizarre thing. I don't usually get cranky about episodes coming late -- they've got lives, careers, what-have-you -- I just want me some Zardoz-rationalizing.
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    Episode 102.5 — Minisode 102.5

    It would be nice if they gave us an expectation of when it might happen — I iTunesed this movie the day it was announced, and have since read the Wiki and listened to the commentary and Googled the crap out of it. What I'm saying is that I'm well-versed. On freaking ZARDOZ. I'm ready for the collective purge of this thing. ETA: OMGZ IT'S BEEN RECORDED YOU GUYS
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    Episode 102.5 — Minisode 102.5

    While I agree about the slogginess, I think the first five minutes is essential HDGTM viewing, if only for the "The gun is good! THE PENIS IS EVIL" speech. After you've experienced that DVD-player screen saver intro and the speech, I think you could let Paul, June, Jason, and Whoever walk you through the rest. ....Well, maybe you could wait until he kills Zardoz. That happens soon enough.
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    Episode 101 — Xanadu: LIVE!

    I thought the waitress at the end was Kira, and that her parents had relented, that being the point of the "I forget what's different, a moment or eternity" discussion. To gods, the time Kira's going to (in the best-case scenario) spend with Sonny (about 40, 50 years?) is a blink of an eye, so it's pointless to hold her back. I thought that the "Can I talk to you for a second" thing was meant to be flirty/witty, which is maybe me giving too much credit to the writer?
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    Episode 101 — Xanadu: LIVE!

    Fascinating movie, great episode. Two things: The talking (and singing) vagina movie exists: https://www.youtube....h?v=41IsnJUOVgo The second is that I've been giving altogether too much thought to the Andy Gibb of it all. This movie makes much more sense as an Andy Gibb vehicle IF in the first draft, Sonny was a songwriter. Follow the train of thought: Sonny is a songwriter who is paid by a record label to record spot-on cover versions of popular songs for licensing purposes, or Muzak. When he tries to add his own spin to anything, the head of the label admonishes him to stay inside the lines and only do flat covers, true to the original recording in every way but the one that matters, legally. The movie opens with Sonny trying to write lyrics to whatever song happens at the end, then crumpling the lyrics and tossing them away. When he has a discussion with Gene Kelly about music, he's coming from an informed place, not an entitled shitty one. Well, maybe an informed shitty one. The decision to open the club is about getting his music heard, by erecting his own venue. He is in the band at the end. I'm not saying it would be a GOOD movie, but it would be a better one, and one that would have Bee Gees music in it, probably, and also, one closer to the heart of the source material, which was about a playwright who wrote musicals about mythology, who is visited by the muse because she doesn't like the way muses are being portrayed in his new project. I want to stop thinking about this now.
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    Episode 97 — Rhinestone: LIVE!

    Having read the lyrics to Rhinestone Cowboy, I can see how it's a jumping-off point for this movie. It is about being a country singer in New York, and not feeling at home unless you're on stage. Like how the article that Pushing Tin was based on probably didn't have anything to do with a guy showing up with his young wife that then sleeps with John Cusack, so much as the adrenaline-fueled pressures of a job that seems tame when you watch somebody doing it. ETA: Agreed, that was the most amazing signoff edit ever! Heee. ETA2: I just got the DVD and started watching it, and "Rhinestone Cowboy" is played at the Rhinestone after Dolly leaves the stage and before the interesting cowboy takes the stage. ETA3: At 1:04, there is a voice lesson! Under a tree, she teaches him lip runs and diaphragm breathing.
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    Episode 96 — Monkey Shines

    Genius reconstruction of the director's cut! One small thing: The first sign that Ella has near-human intelligence was during the phone thing that Jason touched on -- not just that she knew the numbers, but she knew who the people were that the numbers were assigned to, which they learn because she won't call John Pankow until he leaves the room. Of course, she's not smart enough to know that him leaving the room doesn't mean he's not home.... There could be a drinking game for each time somebody just ignores Allan. Two shots when it's him making a perfectly reasonable request that is ethically wrong to ignore when a quadrifuckingplegic asks it of you. That Second Opinion song was my favorite so far!
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    Episode 95.5 — Minisode 95.5

    I am totally asking for a pro-rate on the zero dollars I pay for this podcast. :-)
  18. David Carradine brings a Necronomicon full of weird horny animal-monster doodles to a house occupied for one night by four college girls (played by porn stars) who have been hired by Dick Miller to clean a house for $100 each -- the doodles come to life and wreak havoc, as doodle demons do. Come on. Look at the preview. Just look at it.
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    Episode 93.5 — Minisode 93.5

    Pan and Scan version of Glitter on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/embed/hb4bsAuNmz8
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    Episode 93 — Staying Alive: LIVE!

    I think you mean a SATURDAY NIGHT fever dream! (self-five) (self-shame)
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    Episode 93 — Staying Alive: LIVE!

    It's worth mentioning that they bookend this movie with different verses from "Far From Over," probably because each verse fits with what is happening at the time: "This is the end/You made your choice and now my chance is over/Thought I was in/You put me down and say I'm going nowhere" (Travolta has a failing audition after trying to improvise his audition) "Back in the race/I'm movin' in 'cause I am getting closer/I'm diggin' in/I want it more than anything I've wanted" (Travolta just got the job and is now rehearsing for his big break) In musical theatre terms, the second verse's use in the movie is used as a reprise. In a musical, there would have been a three-verse version at the top, then a fourth verse and chorus to drive it home at the end. If I were a betting man, I'd say that Frank submitted this song as two separate parts before they realized they could stick them end to end and have a full song.
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    Boogeyman (1980)

    After seeing this trailer: I feel the need to bump this thread and show you THIS one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-D3ENBxl4 The whole time I was watching the Oculus trailer I was thinking about this movie, which has spawned two sequels (Boogeyman II and Return of the Boogeyman -- Boogeymen 1 through 3 are not related). This movie has everything — gore that doesn't make sense (one guy gets stabbed in the back, then blood runs down his head), rules that are held together by toothpicks and tape (the killer lives in the shards of a broken mirror, I guess? But that's where it ends, there are like no other boundaries), and deaths that are hilariously stupid. Did I mention two sequels?
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    Boogeyman (1980)

    Murdered mother's-boyfriend terrorizes grown-up kids by traveling through mirrors. He spends the whole movie with pantyhose pulled over his head. Anybody else remember this shitpile?
  24. This is way better -- sorry for jumping the gun!
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