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  1. The_Other_MikeD

    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    So maybe his name was 3113 and Thor was reading upside down? Speaking of upside down, I think George Lucas ripped off Star Crash with the Wampa scene and hanging someone by their feet. Also, I'm waiting for Nundercover 2: Undercover Librarians starring June.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Great scene at the end when the boys on their bikes ride by and say, "Hello, Mrs. Connover." Probably because of her proclivity to wear short see-through robes out to gather the mail. And here's the plots of the next movies. One, a prequel with Katherine Heigl as the mother in the style of Mommie Dearest. Finally, a sequel where the now teenaged daughter burns down their house and the cycle begins anew.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    BOTH sides are right. The disfigurement made her decide to do the noble sacrifice. As Katherine looked in the mirror she saw the same scratches that were on Rosario's face on her own. She then realized that she was becoming just like her mother and decided to break the cycle by killing herself. Katherine hugs Rosario to keep Rosario from blaming herself for having to kill her.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    What about the husband telling his story of being hit with a poker? Then it would make sense that Rosario was acting in self-defense as she was also attacked. I'm going with reasonable doubt in this case. The worst part was the detective basically saying, "I guess all that other stuff we accused you of earlier was a mistake and certainly can't be seen as more of the same. Sorry. See you at the hospital."
  5. I know it was supposed to refer to hibernation but would it have been any better if the tour was called "Hi Bear Nation"?
  6. I was impressed by the music in this. John Hiatt is the lead singer for the Country Bears and the Don Henley/Bonnie Raitt song was great.
  7. The_Other_MikeD

    Episode 214.5 - Minisode 214.5

    This is free on Hoopla which may be available through your local library. It is worth the watch!
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    Episode 213 - Shanghai Surprise (w/ Jordan Rubin)

    Why was the music so amped up for the rickshaw race? Belloq went even faster after he was thrown from his rickshaw and caught them in no time. It was like watching a race of lazy people. I also thought the humping wicker basket scene was supposed to be 'funny' and 'erotic'. Wasey's basket was doggy-styling Tatlock's basket until they both slid down the stairs. What was the thing he ate in the bathtub to 'keep him up all night'? It looked like peanut M&M's. The Shanghai Surprise was a big money belt which is used in that time period to hide money (obviously). It's supposed to not show under clothes so that when your pockets are searched, your valuables are not found. I thought the mothballs that fell out of the second Surprise were somehow activated by water(?) and then they exploded. I think they missed the characterization of Tatlock as a girl from the bad side of town who was trying to go straight but still had learned how to be a criminal with skills such as lock picking and seducing men. She used her accent more when they were on the run and she was not trying to impress the priest with her wholesomeness.
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    Episode 213 - Shanghai Surprise (w/ Jordan Rubin)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_knuckleball_pitchers There were two knuckleball pitchers active in the majors in 1938. The David Bowie song 'China Girl' came out three years before this movie. I don't think that anyone would have even batted an eye at that name. I assumed that it was a nickname that Belloq gave his favorite concubine.
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    Episode 213 - Shanghai Surprise (w/ Jordan Rubin)

    Since I am a baseball fan, I noticed he gripped the ball to throw a knuckleball and wondered why he was throwing a pitch that is slow when presumably he should impress Joe Go with his fastball.
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    Episode 212.5 - Minisode 212.5

    This week's movie, Shanghai Surprise, is on Vudu and Tubi, both with ads, for free.
  12. The school is John Abbott College in Montreal. It has approximately 7000 students.
  13. I don't think Duchovny was going to give up his lucrative optometry/matchmaking business to teach a person he knew was an adult mentally. Why would dropping out of high school further her academic success? The daughter was presumably on her way to honors level at school. The C giving teacher said she wasn't going to just let her slide by because other teachers were letting her. Then when she made better grades the teacher gave her the 'see I told you' look. She was upset that the African example lasted seven years. The 'scientist' said he didn't know if that was always the case because his scientific research only found one other similar case.
  14. I forgot to mention the great line where mom-in-daughter and Duchovny pull up to the school and she says something like I can't do this and Duchovny says, "You've read all her books. You're ready." As if she has crammed that in during all this hectic time.
  15. It seemed that there were several missing connections which were not shown that would have made more of a movie out of this. The guidance counselor is definitely hitting on Duchovny, which could have made for a jealous 'daughter' plot. The mom-in-daughter could have sowed her wild oats with either of the two losers (both giving intense I want you stares) or with the photography/journalism teacher who invited her over to his house for 'studies' which was then promptly dropped and never revisited. The French title "Si J'etais Toi" translates to "If I Were You" which makes for a better title. I ran across the blog of a guy who reviews movies made in or set in Montreal which brings yet another country into this United Nations of what was created where. (He also had a suspiciously similarly titled podcast called "Why Does It Exist"). The original movie "Himitsu" is on Netflix in case anyone wants to check it out.