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  1. I had once looked up the various Rotten Tomatoe scores for the movies done by the show and realized that the show has really spread itself across the spectrum of movies and their critical reviews. So I have updated the initial list up to the current listed upcoming episodes and I gotta say some of these scores were surprising, for both high and low scores. It's also good to see such a great spread of movies in comparison to other podcasts that seem to just choose low hanging fruit or current dreck. Burlesque - 36% Season of the Witch - 10% Old Dogs - 5% Last Airbeder - 6% Drive Angry - 46% Battlefield Earth - 2% All About Steve - 6% Sucker Punch - 23% Fast Five - 78% Mac and Me - 0% Tied for Lowest The Tourist - 20% The Love Guru - 14% Crank 2: High Voltage - 64% Green Lantern - 26% The Back-Up Plan - 19% Skyline - 15% Gigli - 7% The Wicker Man - 15% Punisher: War Zone - 27% I Know Who Killed Me - 9% Leprechaun in the Hood - 33% The Room - 35% Superman III - 24% Catwoman - 9% Jingle All the Way - 17% Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 24% Crank - 61% Trespass - 10% Cool As Ice - 8% Birdemic - 20% 88 Minutes - 5% Abduction - 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash - 6% Tiptoes - 29% On the Line - 19% Speed 2: Cruise Control - 2% Bad Ass - No Score Godzilla - 26% Judge Dredd - 18% Spiderman 3 - 63% (actually shocked by this one) Batman & Robin - 12% Wild Wild West - 21% Jaws 4: The Revenge - 0% Tied for Lowest Road House - 43% Barb Wire - 29% Super Mario Bros. - 13% Sleepaway Camp - 70% (shocked by this as well) Cobra - 13% Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - 48% Liz and Dick - 40% Reindeer Games - 25% Anaconda - 38% The Odd Life of Timothy Green - 38% The Devil's Advocate - 66% Nothing But Trouble - 9% From Justin to Kelly - 10% In the Name of the King - 4% Spice World - 29% Street Fighter - 12% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - 4% Joyful Noise - 33% Fast & Furious 6 - 69% After Earth - 11% Howard the Duck - 14% Demolition Man - 64% Sharknado - 82% (wow, really?) Over the Top - 36% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles - 11% Gymkata - 18% The Glimmer Man - 13% Toys - 26% Congo - 22% Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 33% Daredevil - 44% Fair Game - 13% Hudson Hawk - 24% Crossroads - 14% Deck the Halls - 6% Jack Frost - 20% Mortal Kombat - 33% Double Team - 11% Winter's Tale - 13% No Holds Barred - 11% Color of Night - 22% Ernest Goes to Jail - 13% Easy Rider: the Ride Back - no critic reviews, 29% audience score Mr. Nanny - 7% Gooby - 20% Sharknado 2 - 59% Staying Alive - 0% (surprised this had such a low score) Glitter - 7% Temptation - 15% Monkey Shines - 52% Rhinestone - 15% LOL - 17% A View to A Kill -34% Junior - 32% Xanadu - 39% Tango and Cash - 34% Zardoz - 44% Safe Haven - 12% Deep Blue Sea - 56% Lake Placid - 39% Con Air - 55% Face/Off - 92% Highest The Island of Dr. Moreau - 23% Hercules in New York - 17% Jupiter Ascending - 25% TMNT 2 - 33% Runaway - 44% Sharknado 3 - 34% Top Dog - 0% Lowest Theodore Rex - no critic score, 21% audience score Furious 7 - 81% Maximum Overdrive - 17%
  2. During the discussion of Virtuosity it was brought up that both the main stars of the film were A-list Oscar winners and the question was brought up if this film had the most Oscar recipients. So I decided to start compiling a list of nominees and winners in HDTGM films. Names that I looked at were the actors, director, producers, and writers, but those names may not have won in those categories i.e. Justin Timberlake being nominated for Best Song but he acted in The Love Guru. If a person has both won an Oscar but has been nominated other times, I am only listing the win. I'm about 1/6th the way through the episode list, but will be continually working on it. Burlesque Nominated –Stanley Tucci for Lovely Bones Winner – Cher for Moonstruck Season of the Witch Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Old Dogs Nominated – John Travolta for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction Matt Dillon for Crash Winner – Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting Last Airbender Nominated – M. Night Shaymalan for The Sixth Sense Dev Patel for Lion Frank Marshall for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Sam Mercer for The Sixth Sense Drive Angry Nominated –Michael De Luca for The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Battlefield Earth Nominated – John Travolta for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction Winner – Roger Christian for Star Wars: A New Hope Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland All About Steve Nominated –Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, American Sniper, American Hustle Thomas Haden Church for Sideways Winner – Sandra Bullock – The Blindside Sucker Punch – None Fast Five – None Mac and Me – None The Tourist Nominated – Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl Graham King for Hugo and The Aviator Won – Angelina Jolie for Girl, Interrupted Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck for The Lives of Others Graham King for The Departed Christopher McQuarrie for The Usual Suspects Julian Fellows for Gosford Park The Love Guru Nominated – Michael De Luca for The Social Network, Moneyball, and Captain Phillips Justin Timberlake for Trolls Winner – Ben Kingsley for Ghandi Crank High Voltage Won – Tom Rosenberg for Million Dollar Baby Green Lantern Nominated – Angela Bassett for What’s Love Got to Do With It Michael Clarke Duncan for The Green Mile Taika Waititi for Two Cars, One Night Winner – Tim Robbins for Mystic River, Geoffrey Rush for Shine The Back-Up Plan Nominated – Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids Won – Steve Tisch for Forrest Gump Skyline None Gigli Won – Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting and Argo Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman Christopher Walken for The Deer Hunter The Wicker Man Nominated – James Franco for 127 Hours Winner – Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Punisher: War Zone Nominated – Lexi Alexander for Johnny Flynton I Know Who Killed Me None Leprechaun in the Hood None The Room None Superman 3 Nominated – David Newman for Bonnie and Clyde Jackie Cooper for Skippy Annette O’Toole for A Mighty Wind Robert Vaughn for The Young Philadelphians Catwoman Nominated – Sharon Stone for Casino Winner – Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball Jingle All the Way Nominated – Chris Columbus for The Help Michael Barnathan for The Help Twilight Breaking Dawn part 1 Nominated – Anna Kendrick for Up In the Air Won – Bill Condon for Gods and Monsters Crank Won – Tom Rosenberg for Million Dollar Baby Trespass Win – Irwin Winkler for Rocky Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas Nicole Kidman for The Hours Cool as Ice None
  3. RyanSz

    Lucy (2014)

    Okay let me start by saying fuck the talks about having an episode on Limitless, because this movie is 10 times as batshit insane. From using Oliver Stone-style cuts to random things like natural disasters and animals fucking to there being almost ZERO plot, this movie would be perfect for the show. I also don't know what they told Scarlet Johansen to do in order to prep for the role, but she comes off has having a mental disorder after ingesting the drug with her role in Her showing more emotional range. What's funnier is the fact this movie is sold on the idea of a person having access to 100% of their brain, but in reality humans DO use 100% of their brain, just not all at the same time. I assume if a person did use 100% of their brain all at once it would look something like this.
  4. Getting an "invite invalid" from the link.
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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    Yeah I get the reason for choosing this as the tentpole film to re-energize the theater industry, but the problem in the states was that it wasn't a shared consensus of theaters being open as each state was having different levels of opening and in some cases the counties were different within the state. On top of that even if an area was open, the theater might have chose to remain closed. When I saw it in theaters, I had to drive 45 minutes to a Regal theater that was open because the ones closer to me had not reopened yet, so with that I decided since I was driving so far I would see two movies and chose this and The New Mutants because they were the two newest. So with limited options on multiple fronts, it wasn't surprising that a movie like this wasn't the industry savior people were saying it was going to be.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Well considering this was filmed at the end of the 80s when his career rise had hit the skids with a horrible run on SNL and two back-to-back flops in theaters, yeah he likely had developed a liking to the smell of coke.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Definitely surprised to see this commercial today, thought they had gone out of business.
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Yeah there was no explanation for it. He decides to sit behind the boss' desk and then I assume gets horny at the idea of being the boss someday?
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Again, I contend that he was originally told to or decided to play the character as a cokehead.
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    HDTGM All-Stars

    4 appearances: Stan Winston - Congo, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lake Placid, A Gnome Named Gnorm
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    Episode 258 - A Gnome Named Gnorm

    Yeah I was legit shocked when Gnorm stopped one the gangsters, I think it was gold switchblade guy, by basically what looked like giving him an over-the-pants rusty trombone, this is to assume that Gnome and human anatomy is similar or Gnorm thought it might be so that would be his first strike in case of defense. Also was I the only one who thought Hall was playing his character a bit like a cokehead? This seems especially evident when he's introduced he's firing off his lines at a mile a minute and just rambling, which made me wonder if that was part of his character given that this was made in the late 80s. As for Robert Z'Dar, he was mostly used as the heavy or big villain in films because of his cherubism which gave him his pronounced jawline and body size made him appear very imposing and he was the titular character in the Maniac Cop trilogy in the 80s, which also starred the female lead of this film in the first sequel. He was also in another should be covered by the show movie, Samurai Cop. In regards to Blockbuster, I must be young enough to never remember them editing their movies, because whenever I went there the movies were untouched, but some would require you to either be 17 to check out or in my case, not have any checkout restrictions from my parents on the account, because I seeing the director's cut of Color of Night on the shelves as well as finding out in high school that the drama aisles had what amounted to softcore porn. Was there some kind of customer revolt that caused them to retract their policy of editing their movies?
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    HDTGM All-Stars

    2 appearances: Robert Z'Dar - Tango & Cash, A Gnome Named Gnorm 3 appearances: Pat Crawford Brown - Jack Frost, A Gnome Named Gnorm, Daredevil
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    If I didn't create that one I know I wrote a lot on that entry, that movie can straight screw itself for how stupid it is when it thinks it's smart. It's like a D student writing 1 + 1 = 4 and sitting down like he just figured out the answer to world hunger.
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    Besson is weird in that his movies are either over the top action/sci-fi or artsy/serious films that you know he thinks he'll win an Oscar for, with a perfect example of going from The Fifth Element to The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. I mean I'm going through his filmography right now and there are a slew of films that would be perfect for the show from From Paris With Love to Lucy to Taken 3. Hell another subgenre for him is how he redoes the same plot in different movies as Colombiana and to a greater extent Anna (another prime choice for the show) are copies of La Femme Nikita.
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    Lucky Day (2019)

    It's not crazy like some of the Nic Cage movies that have been covered and it's not good with no real plot, especially if you don't realize it's a spiritual sequel to Killing Zoe and what happened in that film. Glover is the second best part of the film behind the lead but his fake accent ruins his character, especially when they do a meta commentary on it by saying he's doing a put-upon accent because he wants to be French. That would be fine if every other French accent in the movie, and there are a few, aren't just as terrible as his so there is no barometer of an "authentic" accent in this universe. And given the history of the fallout between Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, with Avary claiming that QT stole all of his ideas for scripts, this really exemplifies his lack of ANY real ideas after what they had in Pulp Fiction, if he had any past characters that were caricatures and over the top violence. During the Reindeer Games episode the crew made a joke about old-school directors like John Frankenheimer feeling like they needed to up their game after Pulp Fiction came out and had to be more inventive in their violence and action, this movie makes Avary literally a parody of those directors who were trying to ape the style he was a part of ushering in with Pulp Fiction.
  16. A self described semi-sequel to the cult heist film Killing Zoe (despite there being really no connection to that film outside of a similar sounding name for the main character.) Watching this it's clear that Roger Avary had a single idea and has ridden it into the ground after breaking away from Quentin Tarantino. Not only are there numerous horrible French accents, extreme violence for the sake of it, and quirky characters that add nothing to the movie, but it wastes some good character actors in Crispin Glover and Clifton Collins Jr. The lead actor is easily the best part of the film which is a shame as he looks to be genuinely having a good time in this horrid film and portrays his role of an ex-con really well. The movie also can be covered solely for the fact that there's a scene of Crispin Glover utilizing a lowrider which up to this point I didn't know that I needed in my life.
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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    I would say Interstellar because I just now remembered that was his movie after you mentioned it. It had a nice build and did well in building the science of it all (albeit stealing the wormhole description scene almost shot for shot from Event Horizon), but I figured out the twist less than halfway in and it killed the momentum for me, along with its How I Met Your Mother-esque ending where what we thought was the whole reason the main character was going through the whole movie was not in fact his real endgame of getting back to his daughter and instead just go back to Anne Hathaway, just made it very ho-hum for me. For this movie one another huge thing I noticed is how much John Washington is altering his acting style to mimic his dad's, especially in comparison to BlacKkKlansman and it's night and day. From his mannerism to how he talks I would have almost thought it was Denzel in this movie if I closed my eyes.
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    Does anyone like/understand Tenet?

    I enjoyed it when I saw it Labor Day weekend despite there being a lot of plot holes in regards to the mechanics of the inversion of time, which I assume was a studio addition of the line about "don't think about it just move by instinct and you're good." Nolan again shows he's the master of set pieces in movies because the big action sections were fantastic, especially the final act which I'm wondering how they did it given Nolan's preference for practical effects. After I got done I knew it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea with the attempts to come off as heady while simplistic. There's always going to be logic/continuity issues in time loop/multiple plane films because they never seem to follow their own rules in order to try and be approachable to as big an audience as possible. They tried to instill an idea that the future is not set and can change but at the same time work so hard at keeping it the same when they are inverted and go back to normal, so the reveal at the end of who created the Tenet organization shows along with everything preceding that reveal shows time is set within this universe which kinda removes the tension of the villains plot. It's not my favorite Nolan film but it isn't my least as well.
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    Episode 256.5 - Minisode 256.5

    The talk about lack of support reminds me when I couldn't log back into my account for about two months as I had my password/username logged in and it got cleared when I updated my browser. Tried contacting support and got zilch for it, and was only able to get back on by process of elimination of my login combos. It's also kind of telling when this is really one of the only forums still going on the page as other shows have fallen off the map or haven't even been given one, like How Did This Get Played when I checked a few months back, though that could have changed.
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    Tom Hardy has said this performance was the most picked by his classmates in acting school for monologue practice. Also I have to assume Gerard Butler also saw this and said to himself "every performance will be that minus 2, next stop Hollywood."
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    Leon: The Professional (1994)

    What's worse is that Matilda is the one who initiates it, and Leon is crying during it as the rest of the script makes allusions to him being a virgin who's uncomfortable in situations with almost anyone, especially women. So his response is that of someone being taken advantage of by a person he has started to care about, once concerns were raised to Luc Besson, he realized that that subplot might not go well in a movie in the 90s. As for the DEA taskforce Oldman leads, it definitely is an influence on a crapton of cop shows and movies that have come out since where central characters are part of either a street-level or undercover taskforce and don't play the traditional part of what we expect cops or federal agents to be. From The Shield to lesser known shows like Wanted and Graceland, you can see the ties to this group and the corrupt head of the squad.
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    Drive Hard (2014)

    Ah Jamie "I can get piss drunk and make lame video game jokes at an E3 presentation" Kennedy, the lukewarm gift that keeps on giving. I think he's still getting into Twitter arguments with people about that debacle to this day. As for Jane, even the Punisher short film he did to try and build interest in a return movie for him was completely off the mark of what the character was, as he deliberately ignores various crimes to cheekily do his laundry, and only getting involved after a woman has been assaulted to the point she's almost limping. He's done good things before and after his fall but it is interesting to see how he's just settled into this spot of doing the same role and either wearing the same wig or talking like he has Bells Palsy as a way to try and make it look like he's adding layers to his character.
  23. Yeah for the most part the montage was all daytime but that shouldn't work given you had shots in Asia, England, the Middle East, and across America. It was the same mistake made in Hostel 2 where they were showing people involved in an auction for potential victims and every shot of a bidder was during the day but showed places like Japan, the Midwestern US, and Italy. The shots could have worked if they had just made some of them set at night or even early morning, especially in WW where Lord was being simulcast across the world. As for the soldiers, the ones from the kingdom were under Lord's control because when he granted the king's wish for the wall he took control of his security force which as it was said was very gray and all encompassing. As for the American soldiers, they weren't under his spell, but he had been given that uber authority by the President after granting his wish so they were following that executive order, granted they were following it pretty blindly but that's what it was.
  24. Playing on a PS4 here and yeah not having major issues. Out of the 65 hrs I've already put into it it's only crashed three times and the rest is the usual bugs you see in huge open world games. Yeah it's dishonest to put an review embargo on consoles, but seeing some of the clickbaity reviews after the fact where article thumbnails make it look like PS2 graphics are equally as bad. It's a funny thing I've noticed with how critics and players react to major Triple-A titles that have a bit of build up to them. On one hand you have CDPR who have been teasing and promoting the shit out of this game for eight years by the time of its release and by all accounts went at a pretty steady pace to develop the game with no real crunch until this last year to try and get the game out in the current generation. The end result was a game that had serious problems and needed massive patches on release to fix them (the patch I had to download when I put the disc in the first time was 47GB,) and it is being lambasted for said result. On the other hand you have a developer like Rockstar that even though everyone knows they are working on a game, no one really knows what it is until about 18 months before its release and it's a gradual marketing strategy that usually starts with a title/logo reveal followed by quick teasers and eventually full trailers and gameplay footage. They got lambasted with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 because it was revealed that they were working almost 100hr work weeks to make the game and make it as immersive as many had every seen in a video game. The difference though was that the game came out with virtually no bugs and only the usual glitches an open world game has like animal skins being on the wrong animal. Outside of that the game was the game of the year in both critical and financial terms. I'm not saying time crunch is the way to go but the hypocrisy of the game playing public with these two games is astonishing, because you can bet if CDPR was allowed to finish the polish on the game and do a proper release on next gen systems it would be lauded as a masterpiece, but the push was being made for a release NOW. And of all the people playing RDR2 who also bemoaned the crunch had noticed a glitch or some piece of realism they felt should have been there that wasn't, because Rockstar didn't crunch to get it made, they would be giving it the treatment Cyberpunk is getting right now. I mean in RDR2 the balls on the horse you ride retract if it's too cold, that was a time crunch decision, and if it wasn't in the game there would be some reviewer who also studied equine science in college who would go after Rockstar for the lack of realism in the game and say more time should have been spent on adding to the overall experience. Not saying one is more ideal than the other but everything I've been seeing and reading regarding this debacle has been a bit overblown by quite a few outlets. Granted CDPR did not help their cause with how this was marketed, but the backlash and clickbait was insane in response to the game.
  25. Same, I expect there to be bugs in a game this size and have just learned to live with it, but damn some people go nuts when a game isn't as perfect as they pictured it would be in their head.
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