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Everything posted by JustinL

  1. #WhatIsHappening = Movies that are just plain crazy This would go with the point I made elsewhere that a movie may not be "bad" necessarily, but is definitely plumb loco or simply odd and worthy of a discussion (Crank 2, Punisher, Timothy Green, Fifth Element, Return to Oz).
  2. I need to change some of my ratings then. HDTGM isn't necessarily about movies being bad, per se. When considering fun movies like Crank 2, Punisher and I'd argue even Breaking Dawn Part 2, it's about movies that are so crazy "they need to be discussed." I don't want to rate Return to Oz as "garbage." I think it's more in the vein of being so entertainingly strange and unique that it would make an interesting conversation for the group.
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    Surf Ninjas (1993)

    Was he black by any chance? Because I have it on good authority that bruthas don't surf.
  4. OHHHH! I thought we were questioning the meaning of the tags in general. My mistake. Sorry.
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    Steel (1997)

    Don't forget Spawn and Blankman. Hollywood seems to struggle making good movies about black superheroes. Not counting the X-Men series, Sam Jackson's Nick Fury, or Don Cheadle's "Patriot-Bot" (or whatever the fuck they renamed War Machine) I'd say Hancock comes closest. A Luke Cage movie is in development, though, and that could be a great new introduction to a classic character.
  6. #NotForKids = Movies ostensibly made for younger viewers filled with strangely adult themes
  7. Betcha he was pissed he didn't get a call from Arrested Development.
  8. Nope. He's played by the fantastic Dennis Burkley, a ubiquitous lovable thug from numerous 80's and 90's films and television. One of my favorites is the "we're gonna sue ya" guy from Suburban Commando. He's lost so much weight as to be almost unrecognizable now. I was so happy to see him again in this. http://www.imdb.com/...?ref_=tt_cl_t12
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    Surf Ninjas (1993)

    I knew you weren't kidding cause you didn't say "Psyche!"
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    Predator 2 (1990)

    Naw, that was Bill PULLMAN. Common mistake.
  11. I hate that this has become a Woody Allen thread, but I find it weird how much everyone but me seems to like Match Point. With the exception of the shockingly steamy sex scenes, I felt he had already covered all of that movie's themes (and better) in Crimes & Misdemeanors. Also, I think Jade Scorpion and Hollywood Ending are unfairly maligned. They're more disappointing than bad. I find them both entertaining.
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    Predator 2 (1990)

    That gave me Ninja Turtle flashbacks. Also, this is fucking insane.
  13. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was the other famous "Don't" comedy of the 90's. And the actually pretty funny Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In the Hood.
  14. It actually makes sense that Estelle Getty would shoot the bad guy in the left shoulder. The first time she fires a gun (right after the titular line) she says "a little high and to the right, but not bad for a beginner." So, yeah, she's a lousy shot, but she's a consistently lousy shot. But help me out. Why did the bad guy kill his henchman? I had so many problems with the logic of that scene. I would understand if he just doesn't want to pay him or share the money or if he wanted to punish the guy for failing, but none of that adds up. He wants to present the murder as a suicide, but really why bother? You're about to leave the country forever. No one's ever going to see you again. Why not just shoot the guy and dump his body somewhere? If the cops find it, who cares? You're gone! And if he wants to kill him so as not to pay his henchmen, why does he kill him using another henchman? Who was that guy? Plus, we don't even see whether or not the suicide ruse works! We don't know if it was an attempt to trick the cops or a diabolically complex scheme to gradually lead the henchman over to the window to push him out.
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    Robot Jox (1989)

    Oops. Combine redundant threads?
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    Robot Jox (1989)

    Entire movie's on YouTube. I remember desperately wanting to see this and never being able to find it anywhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZXWHswqCQo
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    Return to Oz (1985)

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    Return to Oz (1985)

    I loved this movie as a kid, but I'll admit it is frickin' creepy and crazy as all get-out. It's like Terry Gilliam fucked the Jim Henson Creature Shop and their baby had a nightmare. Would definitely make a good discussion, whether the group liked it or not.
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    Magic Mike

    We are talking about MAGIC MIKE and not LIKE MIKE, right?
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    Superman Returns (2006)

    The first three weeks this movie was in theaters, every time a commercial for it came on I said "Oh yeah! I still gotta see that!" Then I saw it. The very next day, a commercial for it came on and I said "Oh yeah! I still gotta see that!" That's what little impression this movie made on me. And super-baby was weird. Oh hi, Kal Penn. What, nothing to say?
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    order of operations

    I've been with them practically from the beginning and have watched every movie and listened to every episode. I started out having not seen most of the movies. Birdemic changed things for me. I had been hearing about the film for a while but hadn't seen it and I didn't want it to be ruined for me. Having knowledge of the movie made listening to the podcast a much more intimate and entertaining experience as I could often hear my thoughts and issues being expressed by the group. I decided from then on I would always watch the movie first. This also helped me feel a greater sense of empathy for them, as many of the movies have been quite a chore to watch. "The Back-Up Plan" is still the most excruciating experience I've had so far. It's the only film where every single minute I wanted to turn it off. Other films have just bored me with their mediocrity (88 Minutes, Trespass) to the point where I wondered why they thought it was a good film for the podcast, only to listen to the show and laugh my ass off as they point out all the ludicrous things that just slipped by me. Then there's those shared thought moments: I thought Leelee Sobieski was blind too! Going back to watch the movies I missed is great because I get to have their comments confirmed or "debunked." The Last Airbender was exactly as boring as they said it was. Crank 2 and Punisher were exactly as fun as they said they were. Fast Five was an atrociously stupid and boring piece of shit that I could barely pay attention to and they were totally wrong to like it. But that's okay! I feel better and enjoy the show more when I have an actual informed opinion about the movie. That's why I recently spent two weeks hunting down and now own an $8 used copy of Spice World and couldn't be happier about it.
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    Georgia Rule

    I'm intrigued. I will watch this promptly.
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    Episode 60 — Street Fighter

    Guys. Jason is a filthy, disgusting racist. Just deal with it.
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    Episode 60 — Street Fighter

    Cute story about watching this movie with my mom as a kid: DEE JAY: Because he paid me a freakin' fortune! MOM: I thought he was Jamaican. ME: What? MOM: Didn't he say "He paid me an African fortune?"