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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.
  5. 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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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Him and Aaron Eckhart have been doing this a lot recently, and usually in their direct-to-video/streaming movies, I'm thinking to try and hide that they are actually in the movie in the first place, to the point it makes me wonder if they just aren't the same guy trying to see which version will be a hit actor, failing at both, and now stuck doing twice as many shitty movies. Jane has always had that kind of slurred talking out of the side of his mouth speech pattern which makes him come off as either a stroke victim or incredibly drunk, but man this one really took the cake with how far he pushed it.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    You mean the series made by guys involved with Dr. Phil completely jumping the shark as a legitimate therapist?
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    The Comic Pull List

    Got a big order in from Amazon today and was reminded of a fantastic series that finally came out of hiatus from Image, Manifest Destiny. It's about the real reason for the Lewis & Clarke expedition after the Louisiana Purchase, which is focused on cataloging the strange creatures of the land such as killer plants, centaurs, and plants that take over a person and turns them into zombies, among other things. The writing is great and the character building of the crew, which is made up of expendables in both soldiers in trouble with the army as well as prisoners looking for a quick shot at freedom, and the art is fantastic. It took a bit over 18 months for the most recent volume to come out from the last, but that can tend to happen with owner created stuff, especially with Image where the writers and artists tend to get signed to exclusive deals from the big two which causes them to put their great self-owned series on hold for an ungodly amount of time.
  17. So the idea of a topic like this was brought up in a recent discussion that took place in a mini-ep where we realized that many of us have a love of comics, but our recommendations get lost to time in the middle of other discussions. So I figured why not go with the idea and start the topic. Basically it's about sharing a love of the comic medium and giving others ideas for series we may not have heard about or on the fence on for reading. Couple things: If it's a specific run of a series, like with a superhero, try your best to list the writer to make it easier to find Just give a brief pitch of what the series is about or why you like it, otherwise be sure to use the spoiler covering Since I'm now back at work a bit more, albeit still under a modified lockdown, I've been reading into my backlog of paperbacks and have really been lucky with some good series. DC Doomsday Clock - a fantastic blending of the mainstream DC universe and Alan Moore's Watchmen universe Mister Miracle by Tom King - very interesting blend of psychological look at a hero riddled with trauma/PTSD and having to deal with the fallout of his upbringing as the adopted son of Darkseid Marvel Spider-Man: Life Story - a Spider-Man tale with now sliding timeline, so Peter Parker is aging realistically and is dealing with real world events like the Vietnam War and other societal landmarks Image/Dark Horse/Etc. Deadly Class - solid high school story where the school specializes in creating the next generation of criminal and killers, where cliques are made of groups like the Yakuza and cartel rather than jocks and preps A Walk Through Hell - a dark psychological horror story involving two FBI agents who are forced to combat their sins and their ramifications while searching a new crime scene
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Man v. Man gladiator fights Man v. Apex predator (tiger, shark, bear, etc.) Going back to my original comment in this thread about Andy Lawrence basically cribbed a bunch of ideas from other movies, the one he kind of failed at stealing from the most was the direct-to-DVD third film in the Hostel series. That movie is set outside of Las Vegas and in this version people aren't really paying for the ability to torture someone, they are betting on how they will either die or how long it will take. One guy the bet is how many arrows it will take to kill him and another I think was how many pounds of live bugs would he have to ingest before dying. It wasn't bad given that the movie was a rush job for the straight to video market, but the games offered in that movie were a hundred times better than what was in this one.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    That's what I meant to say, as I was thinking of the one my guide gave me on the VIP tour for Universal Studios, basically saved my phone from being destroyed on the Jurassic World ride as the biggest wave of water I've ever seen on a ride is dumped on the car you're in about midway into the ride, while everyone else in my group was beyond soaked.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Even there they were ill prepared as evidence of the woman's face covered in the middle Lawrence's blood when he shot himself under the chin, you really need a plastic poncho like they sell before some water rides in order to get the best protection.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    If it's a .22 you may as well not even bother for both spray from the victim and the hole left in the canvas, if there even is one. You want something like a .45 at most, especially if it's a larger canvas, that way you have a hole to tell a story about and a good portion of the canvas is "painted." You use something like a .50, especially from something like a Barrett, then you're just going to destroy the canvas and your lackey will look like the crowd who went to one of the first Gallagher shows and didn't know what the Sledge-O-Matic was.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Depends on how you sell it to a potential buyer, it's all about the story of the piece and how it's told. Explanation: So if I'm going to guess why Rumble set them up in the first place in order to "hire" them for the Money Plane job was to see if they could pull it off in the first place. All he really knows about the team is that Edge is up past his eyeballs in debt to various criminals which is why he's still doing these risky jobs, which continues to show his reckless nature which isn't good for a mega heist. So Rumble hires them to steal a painting that he already owns in order to see how they work on their toes when numerous wrenches are thrown into the plan, which is further noted by Edge saying that there are now numerous armed guards and new security systems from when they cased the joint a few days earlier. So once Rumble sees that they can handle themselves on the fly, he comes off looking like a semi-gracious benefactor there to get their butts out of the fire, and they are more willing to do this even riskier job for him. If they had been killed/arrested, then he's only out so much of what he paid to buy their debt, which is nothing compared to if he gets a team that can get him the billion in crypto on the Money Plane. He doesn't plan on them finding out he already owns the painting, mainly because he doesn't know about Tom Jane which is ultimately what screws him up. Also, for the two Russian guys who were drinking before one took an axe to the other. What I was able to gleam from watching it was the criminals were betting on how much it would take for one guy to use the axe on the other. That's why the female assistant to the bookkeeper was raising the amount of rubles higher and higher until it was something like 200k. Once the axe is used the guy looks up at the camera and takes another swig of vodka, so it's clear that they have a intercom or something in the room giving them the offer and they are giving themselves either liquid courage or trying to pass out so they don't use the axe on one another. The Asian crime boss then says something to the tech guy along the line of she used to cut peoples' arms off with an axe for free.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Question: Did anyone else get the feeling that Andy Lawrence was going to betray the team out of anger for being relegated to tech support on the mission? They really linger on him being pissed about it and then have Edge make Tom Jane his backup plan "man on the ground." With how flippant the character was acting on the ground I was waiting for there to be some kind of turn where he's either taken the crypto or informed the House about what was going on in the flight. Another thing I remembered watching this was how unrecognizable upon first sight Joey Lawrence is without his trademark hairstyle from Blossom or even the more cropped look on Brotherly Love. I took me a solid 90 seconds to recognize it was him in this movie with whatever the hell that hairdo was that he had and in another movie he did, Rest Stop, he was completely bald and I didn't know he was in it until I saw his name in the credits.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    That there was no burst of air when they opened the door on the plane I was almost furious because that means they really weren't giving a shit by that point, or the plane was basically flying a hundred feet in the air over wherever they are. This was what I was thinking with how he was talking and having an underling named P-Roach, that or Grammer saw Vince Vaughn as a wannabe gangster in Be Cool and thought he could do it better, including listening to club rap/trap music whenever he calls someone. The only thing missing was him spraying Crystal on everyone he talked to. As I was watching this, it was clear Andy Lawrence basically pulled/stole ideas from the movies he enjoys watching because this was filled with so many tropes from the thief in heavy debt going for one last job, the previously thought impenetrable big money mark is hit by a crack team of specialists, to the inevitable double cross by the client, among other things. It is also clear that the Lawrence brothers learned not much from their decades of acting experience in regards to making a movie because this was all so cheap and old looking. Like when Edge was going over that basic as hell plan of how they were going to rip off the plane, I was assuming that nothing was going to be according to plan and they'd have to improvise to complete the heist, sort of like A is For Amateur from The ABCs of Death 2 where the imagining is nothing like the reality. Also what is more telling about how low budget this is, this was not released under the WWE Films banner, which is par for the course any time a contracted wrestler, which Edge was at the time of this filming. They could not even get a bit of promotion or funding from there and they have produced some truly shitty movies Lastly, in regards to a dude putting his bare feet up in a casino and Thomas Jane's kookyness, he apparently loves going barefoot at public events as watching a show on youtube, one of the hosts talked about going to a red carpet premier for one of the Walking Dead season premiers and Thomas Jane was near him, and he walked the red carpet barefoot and then proceeded to talk through the episode as if he'd never actually seen a TV show of any kind before let alone one about a zombie apocalypse. Also, whenever I hear of someone being barefoot in a casino this is the scene that instantly comes to mind because of how disgusting it just looks and what seems like the proper response to it.
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    Trailer Talk

    I also enjoyed Palm Springs and how it dealt with the time loop scenario, although I do feel that there could have been a bit more JK Simmons in it. Another I would recommend is You Should Have Left with Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried. In my opinion a very well done take on a haunted house film while adding in a psychological element of guilt following a traumatic incident and how one copes with it. Blumhouse has been doing great with these type of films though I am starting to wonder if they are just using the inside of Jason Blum's own home for sets as this, Invisible Man, Upgrade have very similar interiors at a few points.
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