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Cameron H.

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  1. This was fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fafa-far better... WE watched:
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    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    I read on Wikipedia that on the soundtrack the songs are out of order so you don’t get that build up of adding another bad member on every song—which is a bizarre choice to me.
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    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    I think what makes it feel so large is how it starts out so intimately—just adding one band member at a time. It makes it all larger than life.
  4. Cameron H.

    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    I don't know that the intention is ever to make a bad movie, as I honestly think that would be a waste of everybody's time. However, I think there is maybe an idea of not caring all that much if it's any good -- if such a distinction can be made. For me, I'm on Andrew Lawrence's side here. I think he was trying to make the best movie he could given the resources afforded him. Ultimately, he made a movie and you can't beat that experience. Even if the finished product wasn't particularly good, he can still spin that in his favor. ("Yeah, but I can do it. Plus, I made it quickly with a nothing budget. Think of what I could do with more.")
  5. You say you want a revolution... We watched:
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    Musical Mondays Week 97 1776

    You are right about James Wilson. He really isn’t served well in the film.
  7. Cameron H.

    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    You’re probably right, and that would have made more sense. I guess it could be “tracking” in the sense that they’re monitoring his data—for some unspecified reason. It just seems like a bug as they end up playing back Grouch’s words on the Money Plane, and Grouch discovers it (if I’m recalling correctly) at that moment. The two things seem to be connected.
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    Episode 245.5 - Prequel to Episode 246

    I don't care what Andrew Lawrence says...there's no way that's a tracker. That makes absolutely no sense. It HAS to a bug! HOW else is he recording The Rumble? Why would you ever need to track a house?
  9. FINALLY! I've been wanting to watch this for YEARS! I've just never made the time.
  10. I just spoke to @JammerLea, and she said she was really busy with work this week and would like to swap with the next person on the schedule--which looks like @grudlian.! Have you got one for us Grud-Grud?
  11. Cameron H.

    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    To answer my own question, I’d definitely would have like to see something far more deviant. Like, why not bet on whether they could get a Sportscaster or a News Anchor to take a shit on their desk on live television, or whether they can convince a nun and priest to fuck each other during a church service. How about, if given the proper “incentive,” could they get a person to cut off their own fingers and toes? Can they cut off more than their opponent? How about faster? Quieter? Could you get them to eat their own severed digits? I’m just saying, if you are going to present the viewer with an “anything goes” gambling scenario run by unscrupulous psychopaths, dealing out some Texas Hold-Em is pretty fucking ho hum.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    I think it’s safe to say we were all a little disappointed in the games offered on the Money Plane. Out of curiosity, what kind of depraved attractions were you hoping would be featured on board?
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    I wonder if the caliber of bullet matters. Is a higher caliber more dramatic or would that be gauche?
  14. Cameron H.

    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    If it had been Rikki Tikki Tavi he would have been like, “Let me at them cobras!”
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Do you think a bullet hole in the canvas would increase or decrease the value of the blood splatter?
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    There's no denying that it was super noble of Team Man-Bun to donate the money from heist to numerous charities around the world, but it might have been nice if they had at least run that decision past Iggy before tossing his share out the window. But for the grace of Thomas Jane, that dude would have been dead. I would imagine that he might have liked to keep a hundo or two of that cash for his trouble.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    We were waiting for you to cover it --
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    No, Thomas Jane was a complete wild card. He just dropped in uninvited. Man-Bun is constantly talking about how your Plan A is only as good as your Plan B, but homeboy sure did leave the lives of his wife and daughter up to chance, didn't he?
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Maybe it's just me, but a scene I found to be absolutely hilarious was near the end of the film when The Rumble's men were laying siege to Man-Bun's home, and how they all had industrial grade flashlights blazing even though it appeared to be maybe early dusk. I would think any professional killers worth their salt would try to avoid immediately announcing their presence to their targets--especially when all the lights are on in the house suggests that people inside are probably awake. But what was even crazier, at least to to me, was the reason Thomas Jane was in the kitchen when they arrived was because he was apparently making an elaborate pasta dinner for one? I love to cook, but motherfucker was going to a whole Hell of a lot of effort just to cook a single serving of pasta and a smidgen of marinara. Since you're messing up their kitchen, using their appliances, and eating their food, the least you could do is make enough for Man-Bun's wife and daughter too, asshole.
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Sure, it was thrilling for all of us when Thomas Jane, from the the comfort of Chez Man-Bun, sent in a drone at the last minute to rescue Iggy from the Rumble's thugs, but I just wanted to point out that, according to my research, the average battery life of a drone is only about 7 minutes. Granted, considering their drone seems to be built specifically for goon assassination, I'm guessing they probably have a better than average drone. But even so, a top quality drone only has a range of about 8 miles and a battery life of 31 minutes. This means that that vast expanse Iggy gets exiled to is essentially adjacent to Man-Bun's house. People literally drive farther for a quick Target run. I mean, at that point, he might as well have just set up shop in Man-Bun's backyard. At least that would afford him some privacy and a defensible position. Furthermore, it would mean Iggy would be on hand to protect Man-Bun's family, whom the Rumble has already threatened to kill, and not just count on an unexpected midnight visit from your daughter's drunk ass godfather. (Since I just brought it up, I also just wanted to say that one of my favorite scene in the entire movie was when Thomas Jane shows up in the middle of the night, waking Man-Bun up from his nightmare, and they have beer together on the veranda beneath a canopy of twinkling fairy lights. I love the idea of Man-Bun eschewing harsh exterior lighting in favor of creating ambiance.)
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    Episode #245 - Money Plane

    Regarding Iggy, I too found his role absolutely baffling. He is set up as the getaway driver, but then is immediately relegated to ground support. Why not just make him their all around vehicle proficiency guy? That way, instead of our main character having to pilot the Money Plane himself, essentially making him narratively useless for a good third of the film, you could have Iggy in the cockpit. From a writing standpoint, this would put Man-Bun front and center on the casino floor where he belongs, while simultaneously adding a bit more drama to the film by forcing him to confront his gambling addiction head on. Honestly, why not add the dimension where he has to be the man on the floor because he's the only one with the gambling skills to survive the Money Plane, but in so doing, risks getting sucked back into the world of illicit gambling and potentially putting the entire mission at risk? And on a story level, having Iggy in the cockpit would also solve the issue of McGillicuddy continually having to "make an appearance" (as he puts it) on the casino floor so he doesn't arouse suspicion. I mean, why the Hell would you assign the job of "front-facing schmoozer" to the person who needs to be able surreptitiously slip away in order to do his job? If the movie really felt the need for a guy on the ground, Thomas Jane was right freaking there!
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