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  1. Turk71

    Episode 203 - Perfect Stranger: LIVE!

    The only more surprising twist this movie could have had:
  2. Yeah, let's give it up for Blast HardCheese!
  3. I'm with HotIronSkillet. on this one, that it was just laziness on the part of the director, who clearly saw Tony Scott's "The Hunger" club scene with Bauhaus. The song "Bela Lugosi's Dead" plays a huge part in that movie, and does come back at points- but this was flat out just recycling the same footage of the band from the beginning and playing that song what seemed to be non-stop all the way through the movie.
  4. Just popping in to the forum for a quick Omission: "Not-Jamie-Lee-Curtis" is Annie McEnroe, who doesn't have a ton of credits to her name, but is definitely most well-known as Jane, the neighborhood realtor who sells Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis' house to the Dietz's in Beetlejuice! I also recognized her as the super uptight wife of Spalding Grey from the David Byrne movie, True Stories. https://gph.is/1zNwdPQ
  5. Turk71

    Episode 149.5 - Minisode 149.5

    Cameron H! Coming thru in the clutch with the correction/omission to my Orbison explanation hope. It seemed such an odd choice to me, but your information actually makes it the one plausible thing in this whole movie. Thanks again!
  6. Turk71

    Episode 149.5 - Minisode 149.5

    Right at the top of the movie, I had to stop and check IMDB. Yep, Shooter McGavin himself. That's all I could see for the whole movie from that point. I'm not often on the boards for the episodes, but man, do I have questions about this one. SO. Many. Questions. As much as I hate Grease 1 (and to be clear, I hate it with the fire of a thousand burning suns), I'll concede that at least in that one, the songs are ABOUT something and furthering the plot or revealing character. This one: they're just singing any dumb thing that comes into their head about whatever they're doing at that exact moment. "We're bowling! Tonight!" "Hey! That guy's riding a motorcycle! Which is somehow impressive to us, even though our claim to fame is as the campus motorcycle gang!" Also, does it devalue the purpose of highly elaborate "fantasy" musical numbers in a movie where the "climax" of the story is the high school talent show, where somehow ALL of the acts are really elaborate musical numbers? I mean, we also see them rehearse that "Girl Parade" song (whatever) like a million times. And why was Shooter McGavin obsessed with winning the Roy Orbison records in the talent show? Is that what motorcycle JD-types were into in 1961? Really? Roy Orbison? "Crying", "Only the Lonely" Roy Orbison? I'll try to save some of these for the full episode thread, but for real: What. Is. Happening?
  7. Turk71

    Episode 144.5 - Minisode 144.5

    Don't bother renting, it's streaming on Netflix.
  8. Turk71

    Episode 143 - Gods of Egypt

    In response to Ryan Sz: I think Nundercover just found its hot shot DA that doesn't play by the rules: Gerard F'n Butler!
  9. Ditto that. I'm not one to write in and complain about the guests on the show, they're almost always hilarious and interesting. But this guy. Complete non-involvement. Maroon Shirt Guy in the audience had more presence on this episode. What's this guy's live show like, a series of blinks? Solid episode, great discussion-I just get mildly annoyed when someone is brought in to discuss something and literally adds nothing to the conversation. Can't wait to go back and watch this movie for more context-I remember my reaction the one time I saw in the theater being bemused that a major studio did something as baller as make a 1940's radio serial a summer movie, but that it felt like I was watching the super edited for TV version with all the characterization and story cut out for time.
  10. Tim Curry always makes something worth watching. How else can you explain the enduring legacy of "Clue"? Yes, it's a top-shelf 80s comedy cast, but Curry gets the best lines, moments, and is even the hero in 2 out of 3 endings.
  11. Turk71

    Episode 139.5 - Minisode 139.5

    Still no "Dragonheart"? http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/508/377/be4.gif
  12. Turk71

    Episode 134.5 - Minisode 134.5

    I'm about 20 minutes in, and it's like the world's longest, weirdest Bubble Tape or Capri Sun commercial.
  13. Turk71

    Episode 130.5 - Minisode 130.5

    Southland Tales veers from "How Did This Get Made?" into "Dear God, Why Did No One Try To Stop This From Getting Made?". It makes the post-Matrix Reloaded Wachowski's movies looks cogent and well-paced.
  14. Turk71

    Episode 129.5 - Minisode 129.5

    This was a long-form music video for Debbie Gibson's "Electric Youth" that took the bold stand of not showing or playing any Debbie Gibson, right? Right? I've never heard of this movie, let alone seen it before, and I have so, so many questions. 1. (Cool As Ice parallel) What is with guys in 80's movies taking girls they just met to abandoned buildings/construction sites for an epic make out sesh? Is the director making a visual statement about the Teen Witch's adolescent nascent sexuality blossoming in a secluded, strange location- away from the prying eyes and judgmental gossip of her locker room-dancing peers? Like, "yes, Brad, take me away to where no one can see you coquettishly leave a trail of Hugo Boss and Bugle Boy garments along unsafe, falling apart stairs, leading their way to a zombie apocalypse set of hapharzardly boarded up windows and exposed drywall, where we both shall reveal ourselves to each other. Do you have a blanket or something? The nails in the floor are poking my back." 2. How OLD is the dad in this movie?? I looked up Dick Sargent (who's in this movie because, Bewitched) on IMDB, and at the time of production, he was 59 years old (but looks at least 10 years older). Teen Witch is turning 16 in the movie (a point made time and time again), which means, as the oldest of the 2 kids in the house, Teen Witch was born when he was already like, 43. Ew. This can't be his first marriage. Is this an unspoken inside joke for the film crew? That he's actually Darren from Bewitched, and this is second marriage after Samantha dumped him and took off with Tabitha? 3. HOW is she a witch? I seriously never put it together. Is it genetics? Was dad a teen witch? Does it run in the family? I know Zelda Rubenstein told her she's descended from witches and looks exactly like the reincarnation of a Salem witch (PS, don't see the resemblance when they show it)... But, 'magical reincarnation'? Is that it? Is that a thing? 4. How is the snooty English teacher who does a fucking strip tease IN CLASS not arrested on the spot? He's shown in the next scene going through a car wash for comic relief (I guess?), but there's not even a line in the movie where the principal busts in and finds him in his boxers, like, "You're fired!" Was he just sent home that day? Was this a Catholic school and he's just being reassigned to a different district? (Seriously, get the Ruffalo from Spotlight on this) 5. Is this a musical? At several points, Teen Witch's classmates (who clearly vary in age from late teens to early 30's) bust into full blown song and dance numbers. But at the same time, these choreographed numbers are played by the actors like they're something they're practicing, like for a school play. "Guys. 'The Most Popular Girl' on 3. Ready? 1-2-3!" 6. Why is the nerdy guy who takes her to the dance at the beginning so rapey? Like, SO rapey. He grabs her by the hair and tries to yank her down to her crotch when they're in the car at one point. Dude. No means Ew. And, I know it's 80's movie teen comedy shorthand to have the guy who isn't the Brad of her dreams to be the total opposite, but you can have a dorky looking guy show up to be her consolation prize mystery date and not have him be a full-blown sexual predator. Also, why is he so oversexed? Shouldn't he be too shy and lack the confidence to talk to Teen Witch, instead of trying to Cosby her on the dance floor? Is that the 'joke'? That he's dorky looking but has the social graces of a 'roided up gorilla? 7. Did she wish away the one teacher that was nice to her (the drama teacher played by the late Marcia "Mrs. Krabapple" Wallace)? Why? Was it out of some sense of rewarding her for being the one supportive adult figure at this nightmare juice box version of a high school? Who replaces her in class? There's a big school play going on that's something of a plot point, but I guess the students in class are just picking up the slack and taking over the organization and execution of it? There's more, I'm sure (the white guys who communicate in sub-Vanilla Ice raps only), but I'm exhausted.
  15. This now has a full-blown 'collector's edition' reprint on blu-ray, thanks to Shout Factory! There is LITERALLY no reason for HDTGM <i>not</i> to do this movie. https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/action-adventure/the-garbage-pail-kids-movie-collector-s-edition