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  1. Anyone remember this horrible Samuel L Jackson flick where he plays a drug maker who is trying to sell his formula for the next big party drug? It had Meatloaf playing a gangster who called himself the Lizard and for some reason Samuel was wearing a kilt. Even the movie acknowledges that they don't know why he was wearing it.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    My guess it just falls under the trope of "no one hears anything if it's got a silencer," which isn't how it really is as a gun with a silencer sounds like a person poorly trying to get a metal ladder hung on rack in their garage and is easy to hear. But in the world of this movie they quickly get in the listening area of the interrogation room, I'm guessing with faked IDs, though considering the Senator was involved and mentioned Torvalds already working with them and under their authority, they might have had legit badges to get them through a secure area like that. Add to it that both guys looked the part of agents so no one would really bat an eye at two plain looking dudes walking around in an office like that with hundreds of employees. And given that it took a solid 45 seconds to a minute for Cheadle to get into the office with the phone, see the person calling for him hung up, and call the dick supervisor back, then the additional minute to argue with him about getting/not getting called by him, they could have easily been out of there after killing the two dudes.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    So with all of the talk about the writer of this movie Skip Woods and his lone directorial outing with the Tarantino knockoff, Thursday, I looked up that movie to get a refresher of what it was as it sounded so familiar and then looked up Woods on Wikipedia. I was surprised at the cast in Thursday as you had a lot of known names in it such as Thomas Jane and Aaron Eckhart, who I still contend are the same person just wearing different wigs depending on the role, as well as Mickey Rourke as as corrupt cop. I mention this as when I saw the picture of Skip Woods I couldn't help but wonder if this is just Mickey Rourke wearing a bad late 90s/early 2000s wig. Am I losing my mind or does Rourke have a side gig as a screenwriter?
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    Shoot 'em Up (2007)

    Honestly surprised that this hasn't been covered by the show yet as it's such a great bonkers movie. Won't ever forget seeing this in theaters with some friends and as we're going into the theater an older guy is leaving the prior showing and just looks at us and says "don't even bother, stupidest movie I've ever seen." Five minutes into the movie, which by that point I think Clive Owen had killed about 30 people and shot off an umbilical cord, my friend leans over to me and whispers, "that guys was a fucking idiot, this movie is glorious."
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    I'm thinking the lifestyle is only really coming from the guys that he's killing and posing as, since they appear to be high level mercenaries/terrorists for hire/criminals. So it plays up the trope of action movies where the top guy criminal lives this uber crazy luxurious life while the lower end guys and cops chasing them are down in the dirt wearing cheap suits. Plus I am also guessing that any guy he's taking over he is also liquidating the assets of, so say you're replacing a drug kingpin, you're looking at an easy 7-8 figure amount of money coming in along with whatever is turn into cash to help fund the cause. The heist for the 9 billion is just a nice buffer to pad the budget while also giving you the ability to properly kickstart your war.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    I'm guessing it was there and a happy coincidence since that was a pretty stacked cellar. Eh at first it's trial and error, but when you find one you like you usually stick with a certain maker or grape type, plus he took the bottle with him to find another matching one. If anything is puzzling it's that he found an identical bottle so quickly in a large wine cellar that didn't look like it had any organization pattern like alphabetical or wine type. You should also consider Thomas Jane as he has really churned out some stinkers since his peak in the early 2000s. Yeah that infuriated me that this guy was apparently the top hacker in the world and on numerous most wanted lists and comes into the US with another passport basically lying on top of his laptop for anyone to see. Having watched Border Security on Netflix and seeing how much they delve into things when something questionable is happening in an airport or the things that they see as red flags, this is almost like it was a training exercise to see if the TSA agent was asleep on the job by catching this underhand pitch.
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    Trailer Talk

    Hey not for nothing, but this movie has a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than both of the first two films combined at 67%. Granted the first film was 60% and the second film is sitting at a luxurious 0%, but it's still higher.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    The hostage was taken out to basically allow the news crews and onlookers to see that the mercs were serious and the danger that people were in. It's basically playing up to what Travolta was talking about in his opening monologue, which was in a way disingenuous as you hear Tom Cruise's cousin basically telling her not to worry and it's going to be okay, as he had no intention of hurting her and this was all for the cameras. As for the bank being the perimeter, I have to assume that there was a grace area outside the bank for them to be able to do this walkout, so maybe it went up to the property line next to the sidewalk outside the bank, but by forcing her halfway into the intersection was way past the line and then ... KABOOM.
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    Dead Heat (1988)

    This movie needs to be done if only to discuss the zombie Chinese deli scene that makes the zombie fish scene in Death Spa look tame and reserved.
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    What happened to 222 in Portland part of tour?

    Yeah given that Cheadle is really on-screen maybe 15-20 minutes of the movie and is actually good in it, I think it went more towards courtesy than say The Smurfs was done and Jayma Mays got made fun of quite a bit in the episode, only for her to show up on The League for a couple seasons to play Paul's love interest.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Or as I heard Tom Segura called it in order to describe Doc Antle from Tiger King, a "flavor saver," which is how I will always refer to it as from now on. I think that's why they had Vinnie Jones make such a spectacle of loading the launchers onto the plane and his whole suppository speech to one of the hostages in front of Jackman, so as to very crapily incept the idea into his head for later. As for removing the funds after the fact, that was one of the three alternate endings to the movie, where when Halle Berry goes to confirm the money in the account, only to find it all gone, having been sent off to various charities by Jackman, in what I'm sure was another inspiration for Money Plane. Slight correction regarding Holly's teacher, when she asks about the mom Holly makes mention that she is stuck in traffic and will be there shortly and the teacher believes it but tells her she'll be inside if Holly needs anything. It's amazing that Hugh Jackman had a career after 2001 as after X-Men came out he did three films (Someone Like You, this, and Kate & Leopold) that all were critical misfires while the last two films barely broke even at the box office, which is a bit of the reason he was hired for this one as the reason Cusack and Kilmer weren't selected for the role was the creators of the movie felt that they "brought too much baggage" from their previous films and because Jackman really only had one big movie before this and it was a huge hit, he was a better option. His career was only saved by X-2 coming out in 2003, though he followed that up with Van Helsing and X-Men: Last Stand, so again it's amazing his career has been going strong for as long as it has. In regards to the bomb vests being worn and the damage done by one of them, Travolta is right in saying that they are the world's biggest Claymore mines as it follows the basic build of ball bearings packed around C4, but the damage was so underdone based on the description given. A standard Claymore has around a pound and a half of C4 packed into it and the steel balls are more in line with what is used in a BB gun, around 700 are put in to the mine, which are used as the force of the explosion causes them to deform into a shape akin to a .22 bullet as the steel the balls are made of are soft. Given the description used by Travolta of each vest containing 20 pounds of C4 and 15 pounds of stainless steel ball bearings, that four way intersection should really be a crater and those ball bearings should be tearing people to shreds five blocks over as the energy output has been multiplied 10 times over. The other thing about the vest is that when that first one goes off, how in the every loving fuck did at least not one more not get set off by accident inside the bank?! Having handled electric dog collars before, I know they have a hair trigger in order to be set off, and actually lost feeling in my arm for about 15 minutes after grabbing it off the ground by the battery, so the shockwave from that blast should have started a chain reaction. Hell even Jackman admits that the explosion did something to the bank's internet network which caused his trick to drain the bank accounts to happen an hour before he hoped it would, so those bombs should have popped one after another and leveled the city. As for why they went into the bank rather than just over the phone lines, I have to assume it was part of Travolta's over-complicated misdirection plan with hte actual Gabriel's body, because there is no other reason for them to put themselves in direct conflict with authorities when they really don't have to. Finally I get Berry's reasoning for going topless in order to get over her fear of on-screen nudity, as her next film was Monster's Ball where she had a fairly long and graphic sex scene with Billy Bob Thornton.
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    Come To Daddy (2020)

    It's definitely good but it also re-affirms my disdain for e-boys/influencers, it was also really well done in how his discussion about a choice he made regarding his well being was the impetus to push McHattie towards outright hatred given what is revealed about his past later on in the movie. It's a puzzle piece that makes it click so much better.
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    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    Rewatching the movie and forgot how eurotrash the fashion and music was in this movie. I also have a lot to say about the bomb vests the hostages were wearing as they were way more than equivalent to a Claymore mine.
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    The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

    This one really stands out like a sore thumb in this series as if you were to ask which below mid-level actor should play the fourth version of The Crow, I would think a doughy Edward Furlong would be at the very bottom of that list. It doesn't help that with the makeup on he looks like a goth kid who is doing Crow cosplay while yelling at his mom that "this isn't a phase!" or that his name is Johnny Cuervo. Then you add on the fact that they have to kind of alter the story of what the Crow was in order to fit within the setting of an Indian reservation and that Furlong is resurrected almost immediately after being killed to fight people named after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, only to show they work for Dennis Hopper who I can only assume took the role to pay off alimony to any number of his ex-wives.
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    Come To Daddy (2020)

    I was pleasantly surprised by this as the trailer was a rare case today of not giving away the whole movie in two minutes. Wood is so very punchable in the first half of the movie and McHattie is great as the dad he's looking to reconnect to who for some reason has done a 180 on wanting Wood anywhere near him. Definitely some wince inducing moments in this but overall a great movie.
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    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    I was doing some catch up on the Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and the movie he was covering that episode was One Cut of the Dead, which is a fantastic subversion of zombie movies, and he gave this speech about the term "aspiring film maker" and why that or film school should not exclude anyone from wanting to make a movie or their passion project. It was a fantastic speech that really should be watched by anyone who ever thought of making a film.
  17. Made during Drew Barrymore's downward spiral prior to Scream, this movie features her as a young woman who thinks that there is an evil doppleganger of herself running around killing people. Her new roommate thinks she's just crazy but starts to believe it as he too starts seeing double. This movie is filled with batshit Jacob's Ladder-esque hallucinations, odd sex scenes, a blitzed Barrymore hamming it up, and a triple twist ending that ends up making this movie absolutely amazing.
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    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    FUCKING FINALLY!!!!!
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Yeah that's in my top five and it still amazes me that Jim Cornette wasn't even more injured when he fell directly onto his feet from the raised scaffold during the Road Warriors/Midnight Express Scaffold Match. But in all fairness a guy as big as Sid has no business getting anywhere near the turnbuckle to do a jumping maneuver.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Which is fine he feels that way, but when your neck is basically held together by bolts and a prayer, you really need to consider your well being and what your family will live with if the worst happens in the ring. I mean Edge is a student of the business and has seen what happens to the guys who stick around past their expiration date in the ring. I mean I've met veterans who could barely move after sticking around or had such horrible Parkinson's that their signature was basically a squiggly line, so it was odd to see him make that same choice after basically making as clean an exit as you could in wrestling. I get the WWE wasn't going to give their newest competitor a huge bullet to fire back at them and I like how they've done their best to protect Edge in all of this, but even then wrestling being unpredictable like it is , can always have dangerous outcomes, as shown by Edge's most recent injury.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    If anything Moxley has shown he's horrible with any script given to him, and works better when speaking with a looser leash. His acting performances were all pretty wooden and probably would have been worse than Edge outside of doing more in the fight scenes as he's still in relatively good health. He could have worked as Nada as that rol is really made by the physicality of the character and being able to fire out one-liners which he'd be great for. I'm honestly surprised that they were able to get the two matches that they did out of Edge in this most recent run, considering Edge's neck is in such more precarious condition than someone like Daniel Bryan who came back after years of physical therapy and improved brain scans. Though it's understandable considering the matches Edge had were filmed over the course of hours and edited down before broadcast, so they could work at a more even pace than if they were in front of a live crowd.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Recently re-watched it with friends who have never seen it, but I couldn't find my double movie DVD of it and the first film, so we went to Youtube where someone made a playlist of the movie that was over 30 clips long. It cut out the bullcrap exposition parts of the film like talking about the gerbil balls in the crust of the Earth and Raiden pleading for mercy from the Elder Gods, and is mostly just the fight scenes. Some of the scenes are dubbed over in Russian as well, and it was still a much better viewing experience than watching the original cut.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Another game I would have loved to seen played out was from an old Tales From the Crypt episode where two rivals play cards and whoever loses the hand loses a finger and then toe before moving on to other limbs. Was a pretty good episode and had a good amount of tension in the game because the risk was clear and understandable to the viewer.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Nothing you said in that second sentence sounded off brand for those guys. As far as what goes wrong, couldn't tell you for the last six years I've been working with guys who made worse choices and more than half the time they have no clue why they've done some of the dumb shit that got them behind bars.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    You mean a guy who paid homeless dudes a pittance to beat the piss outta each other might have been a shrewd thief? Say it ain't so?!
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