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    The Temp (1993)

    Inspired by the recent Disclosure episode, and the need to cover ALL ridiculous 90s erotic thrillers. Starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faye Dunaway, and Oliver Platt (who played a dweebish side character in every other movie from the early 80s & 90s). If I had to describe The Temp, it would be Disclosure meets All About Eve. Fear of a woman rising up a company using sex, plus her first appearing as a valuable helper but paranoia sets in wondering if she's trying to replace the protagonist. It is about the Machiavellian maneuverings at a company...a COOKIE company. Imagine the powerful ACTING! scenes of Disclosure, only the topic is cookies instead of harassment and cd-roms. It features hilarious murders: dumb electrocutions, haywire office equipment, eating glass, and the one and only cinematic instance of Chekhov's wasp. This one image perfectly sums it up.
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    EPISODE #223 - Disclosure (1994)

    This was one of the quaintest 90s movies ever. Erotic thriller, Dennis Miller, CD-ROMs, virtual reality (there was a big VR craze in the early 90s), PDAs with built in fax modems. Has no one brought up yet that this movie got not one, but TWO Bollywood remakes? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aitraaz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrimathi There is no more awkward and dated sub-genre than the 90s erotic thriller. There's an obscure one that would totally make great HDTGM fodder: The Temp. Starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faye Dunaway, and Oliver Platt (who played a dweebish side character in every other movie from the early 80s & 90s). It is also about the Machiavellian maneuverings at a company...a COOKIE company. Imagine the powerful ACTING! scenes of Disclosure, only the topic is cookies instead of harassment and cd-roms. It features hilarious murders: dumb electrocutions, haywire office equipment, eating glass, and the one and only cinematic instance of Chekhov's wasp.
  3. In other news, China just asked the world, "You know what Princess Mononoke was missing? The Country Bears!"
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    Episode 216 - Serenity: LIVE! (w/ Nick Kroll)

    Between this and The Secret, I was very confused upon hearing the title choice of chosen movie.
  5. Was I the only one who thought this seemed like the exact same plot that would go on to be the 2011 and 2014 Muppet movies? Past musical variety show is long disbanded. Youngster who grew up idolizing them travels to their old performance area, now abandoned. Stumbles on plot by banker to sell it off to developers. Seeks out old leader to try and get the members back together for a fundraising concert. Road trip to find all the former members slumming it. Banker tries to sabotage the show. Youngster allowed to perform with group. Then the "nobody appreciates the strain that all the self centered personalities put on the leader who tries to make it work" angle that was Muppets Most Wanted. Did this bomb end up inspiring the Muppets comeback? It deviates enough from the Blues Brothers/Electric Boogaloo formula into a lot of shared specifics. (edit: whoops, posted this before listening to the episode where Paul mentions this in the first 30 seconds!)
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    Episode 213 - Shanghai Surprise (w/ Jordan Rubin)

    Whoah. I was reading a review of the new Alladin remake while listening to this episode. At the exact moment I start reading a comment on the new voice for the animated parrot compared to Gilbert Gottfried in the cartoon, Jason remarks on being the voice for an animated parrot in John Wick. Whoah
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    Cam (2018)

    I had an absolute blast with it, but it had us going, "...the FUCK??!!" every other minute.
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    Cam (2018)

    Cam, the recent 2018 Netflix original movie. Holy fuck. This is the next I Know Who Killed Me. It comes off like Jeff Hammond teamed up with Diablo Cody to write a Lifetime movie morality tale, and somehow Lifetime was totally cool with making it rated R. It's about a cam girl who makes a living off a Chatterbate type site. The portrayal of such sites is half technically accurate, half clueless Lifetime portrayal. The chat is users spamming animated emojis of smiley faces popping boners. It becomes comical the tens of thousands of custom emojis and pictures everyone has ready to go at every kind of situation. The protagonist's shows are half extreme stunts, half insanely banal (watch me eat a candlelight dinner and the highest donor gets to decide which dish I eat?). She doesn't really feature any nudity during the show, but the movie is fine with showing her boobs after the show is over? For some reason, her motivation isn't to make money, but to beat all the other models on the site and become the #1 most popular. None of the top models get naked. The #1 model's show is sitting on her bed reciting how her day went. The other models feature shows to actively sabotage her shows and draw away viewers, because it's all about being a higher ranking. Later on, she visits what is apparently the local communal cam girl abode, meaning all the local area cam girls rent out a house to do cam shows in and chill at the bar? It's like the assassin hotel in John Wick, only for cam girls. Insanity. The protagonist is keeping her profession secret from her mother. Yet she is perfectly fine with not only telling her brother, but showing off pictures of her shows to him and bragging about moving up in the rankings. Wtf????? So it seems on track to be a Lifetime movie, but then it becomes an I Know Who Killed Me inept David Lynch movie until it becomes COMPLETELY BATSHIT by the end, putting the whole stigmata twist in IKWKM to shame. It is insane, glorious, and hilarious. Go on Netflix right now and watch it. You'll be howling in laughter in the first five minutes like I was.
  9. A better title for the movie: "Would Ya?"
  10. Just got to the end with June's "No....no!"s
  11. That's exactly how the Japanese novel ended. The accident happens when the daughter is 11. The wife possesses her body for years into her teenage years. The daughter's personality begins to partially emerge and grows stronger until she is fully conscious and in control again. The father accepts this and raises her as his daughter again. On her wedding day, he breaks down as he suspects that his daughter never came back and his wife just gave up being her original self and decided to be the daughter.
  12. Yeah. I'm saying this in the spirit of constructive criticism, but I much prefer it when they at least try to go through the beats of the plot. 15+ minute yelling tangents about alternate dimensions or Mario Lopez chest hair theories, not so much. I was listening to a couple older episodes and the difference was startling. They used to focus on the actual movie and the plot a lot more. Maybe have Paul write up a quick plot outline before every episode, and guide the discussion to go down the beats.
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    Mortal Engines (2018)

    Idealistic young protagonist leaves to join a resistance, hooks up with cocky criminal with a ship, must drop a bomb into the vulnerable opening in the bad guy's base before it can fire its super laser, but not before a "I am your father" speech with the villain. The movie world has giant cities on treads going around "eating" smaller tracked cities because fuel and resources and something. This is called “municipal darwinism" in the movie. I'm sure that was meant to be some kind of profound social commentary. The whole thing is just a mess.
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    Wish Upon (2017)

    I'd just like to offer this gem observation : spoiler for the first 5 minutes... ....It starts with the main character as a child. She rides up to her house on a bike, dumps the bike on the lawn, then enters the house and witnesses her mother hanging herself. We then see the title announce "Ten years later" and the bike is still in the exact same spot on the lawn. Oooo! Oooo! Wait I've got one more. This one is more of a spoiler, and is just yet another example of how the protagonist is the worst person ever. By over the halfway mark, she has to know for sure that bad things happen to people she knows whenever she makes a wish. Does she do the right thing and stop making wishes? Is she forced into making a wish for something really important? Nope! She makes "I wish my dad was cool" because she's embarrassed by him being addicted to dumpster diving (even though they're millionaires now). Cut to her and her girlfriends gazing dreamily at her dad (who looks just 10 years older than her) playing smooth jazz with his band in their living room. Her friend's cousin then dies horribly as the price to pay for cool jazz dad. Best final scene in a horror too.
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    The Predator (2018)

    Half of what I wrote actually happens in the movie!
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