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    Q and As sting

    Actually, give it one more week, I've got an idea for a second draft.
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    Q and As sting

    (EDIT): This is the better version:
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    Episode 83 — Winter's Tale

    Big Star was a good band!
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    Episode 80.5 — Minisode 80.5

    YESSSSS. I totally went to see this in the theatres.
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    Episode 79.5 — Minisode 79.5

    I thought I heard a wave of nerdgasm crashing on the shores when I woke up this morning.
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    No mini-ep this week?

    Abbreviating "Troll 2" as "Troll" is a good way to make one unduly defensive of "Troll."
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    Toys

    Not for nothing, but responsibility for the crapstorm of music in this movie falls squarely on the shoulders of Trevor Horn and occasionally Hans Zimmer but mostly Trevor Horn. Tori Amos and Thomas Dolby and Wendy & Lisa (and Seal) perform on the album, but the songs are all written and produced, such as they are, by Horn, who produced all of Seal's albums, was in Yes, and was the Buggles ("Video Killed The Radio Star"). So blame that guy!
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    Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!

    Hands down the best episode of this podcast in months. I couldn't breathe for laughing so hard when June yelled "Right there! Right FUCKING THERE!"
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    Drive (2011)

    Drive is an extremely successful movie, but one that I think is going to age horribly. There's nothing here that isn't derivative, there are shit-tons of scenes where just huge amounts of pause happen for no reason. I think in five years this movie will be regarded for very different reasons than the ones we have now.
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    Dreamcatcher (2003)

    If he had Tourette's he could still type normal posts. The description he posted, however? Spot-on accurate.
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    Graffiti Bridge (1990)

    My favorite thing about this is that there's a 5-Star review for it called "GREATFITTI BRIDGE."
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    Episode 60.5 — Minisode 60.5

    Richard "Toby" Schiff is in this movie!
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    Graffiti Bridge (1990)

    http://forum.earwolf.com/topic/8610-graffiti-bridge I support this suggestion heartily.
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    The Forgotten

    I saw this in the theater with a large group of friends — our takeaway was a tendency, after anybody made a pun that we felt was exile-worthy, to make a "whooshing" motion with our hands, indicating that we'd like the punner to join the Forgotten. However, yes, this was a terrible movie. Or rather, it was an hour and a half of decent suspense with a shitty resolution that made no sense. One thing about this movie is that when it hit pay channels, they used a cut with a different ending from the theatrical version, that still made no sense.
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    House (1986)

    I bought House when it came out on DVD because I remembered enjoying both movies when I was a kid, and I annoyed my girlfriend all the way home ("Look! Not only did they include House 1, but House 2! So I have House 2! And all I thought I was getting was House 1! But now I have House 2, too! Ha! House 2, too! But also, is what I meant. I have House 2 also."), then drove her full-on insane the next morning when I said, "You know, watching it now, House 2 actually sucks."
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    House (1986)

    This movie has great WTF-factor, but not nearly as much as the Japanese movie Hausu that I'm convinced that it is based on, or even the second one, which is next-level insane because it tries to make the House franchise family-friendly.
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    Dreamcatcher (2003)

    The time has come to bump this topic. Just in case. Because this movie needs doing, and would fill the Stephen King quota. Screw Maximum Overdrive (which I think I suggested elsewhere)... THIS.
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    Episode 54.5 — Minisode 54.5

    Straight up, Dreamcatcher should have been done already. I think we're all in agreement about that being far and away the weirdest thing to come out of the Stephen King machine, and the weirdest thing is how very true to the source material it is. Reading the book I kept having to look back to make sure it was all the same story. Insane.
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    Episode 51.5 — Minisode 51.5

    POW WOW this was amazing. Of the many gifts that this podcast has given me, this is easily in the top five. Pure gold, from beginning to end. I cannot wait for this episode to go live.
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    x-mas movies

    You know, Lethal Weapon 1 is a Christmas movie, as is Die-Hard 2: Die Harder.
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    Maximum Overdrive

    LOVE the AC/DC score. You can see the whole movie on YouTube, btw. Tiny amounts of digging turn up great stuff here! From Wikipedia: "The "Dixie Boy" truck stop was a full-scale set constructed ten miles west of Wilmington, North Carolina, on US Highway 74/76. The exact location was just outside of Leland, North Carolina. It was convincing enough that several semi drivers tried to stop in and eat there, and some tried to refuel. Eventually the producers had to put up several signs informing the truckers the set was fake and not a real truck stop. The producers also put announcements in local papers saying that the "Dixie Boy" was just a movie set.After filming wrapped up (and the set had been partially demolished by explosives), some locals bought the set of the "Dixie Boy" and transformed it into a working truck stop. It was fully functional for three or four years, until it went bankrupt and was torn down sometime in the late 1980s. Some signposts for the Dixie Boy still remain, however." [edit]
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    Episode 41.5 — Minisode 41.5

    Is this a public taping on Monday? Or was this taped during DCM?
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    Episode 41 — Spider-Man 3

    I'm kind of beside myself that they didn't at some point draw the Superman 3-Spiderman 3 connection of superheroes who, in contact with forces of pure id, just become superdouches. I love that that's as bad as they can become, that writers just don't have the heart to make them truly evil.
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    Episode 41 — Spider-Man 3

    I'll bet he ate lots of real pies in preparation for that shot. Just to get an idea of what a person enjoying pies feels like when he's enjoying pies. Also, he probably watched lots of other people eating pies in the same research jaunt. "No, keep eating. Don't mind me. Just keep.... eating...."
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