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  1. Cameron H.

    Action USA

    I know nothing about this movie, but with a title like Action USA, I now HAVE to watch it. It can't be anything but good!
  2. Cameron H.

    Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

    I have to agree with this. In my opinion, as crazy as Chronicles is, it is equal parts boring. I think either Pitch Black or Riddick would be more entertaining for HDTGM.
  3. Cameron H.

    Upside Down

    Absolutely, I would have been disappointed if someone hadn't.
  4. Cameron H.

    LOL

    How many copies did you get? Also, you should recommend for them to put a display by the poultry. That's just good cross-promotion.
  5. Cameron H.

    Upside Down

    Wow, I never heard of this movie. Just watched the trailer. How many keyboards do you reckon the writers went through? You know, on account of the heavy-handedness. This is the type of movie I am convinced was written with a near constant erection.
  6. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    Ah! I see what you are saying, however for this particular shit sandwich (Glitter) YouTube was acting the fool on me. So I rented it for $4 on Amazon, then found and bought it for $5 the next day at a used DVD store, then purchased the Rifftrax for $4 so I could have seconds. In this case, my shit sandwich cost me $13 dollars and worth every penny! If anything, HDTGM was the delightful digestif I drank afterwards to sooth my stomach.
  7. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    Apparently so... I mean, someone on this forum may or may not have said something like, "Hey, it's free, the sound's not that bad (at all, even before whatever July did), just enjoy it." And someone else may or may not have blown a fucking fuse, and may or may not have said such nuggets of wisdom like, "A kick in the balls is free too, doesn't mean I have to like it."* This person then may or may not have gone on to verbally abuse nice people for just doing their job of making this a fun place to visit. Allegedly, of course. This may or may not have happened. And just to explain something to anyone lame enough to use the specious "A kick in the balls" argument, the difference will always be intent. Was the sound being ever-so-slightly bad a personal attack on you? Did the good people at Earwolf wring their hands and say, "Fools! We shall give them pain instead of laughter, and thus the world shall be ours! Bwa-Ha-Ha." No? Then shut the fuck up. A better analogy would be if Person 1 was hungry (doesn't even have to be starving) and Person 2 offers them free food. If P2 hands P1 a shit sandwich, then by all means, shove that right back in their fucking face. Their intent is to mock or to hurt you. On the other hand, if P2 offers a delicious turkey sandwich, but maybe it doesn't have as much mayonnaise as you usually like or something, it is not okay to fly into histrionics, spit it back in their face, and scream that it's poison. That's really all I have to say on that subject. Complaining that the free entertainment you are being offered isn't up to your ridiculous standards is both douchey and entitled--kind of like Dice in Glitter (That's right, bringing it back to the movie! BAM!)--and I have little patience for either . Of course this is all hypothetical, it may or may not have happened... *This may or may not be a quote from another site this person may or may not have been posting on. Who fucking cares? All I can say is that some people deserve a kick in the balls much more than others
  8. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    I think all the mods have been great, as have all the other people I have encountered on this site. Just a bunch of friendly, funny people as far as I can tell. As for LOL, check out the subforum "Bad Movie Recommendations." Trust me, we've talked about it. Lots of funny stuff there!
  9. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    To bring it back to the movie, and I apologize in advance for this being my 4th or 5th post on it (I keep thinking it's been purged only to get a full bukkake blast of it's stupidity on my mind-face.) Does anyone else want to talk about what a bitch Glitter is to her friends? They are in a limo and Dice calls one of her friends a fat ass and the other a Rat Bag. These are her oldest friends in the world and have shown her nothing but unconditional support since the moment they found out she was "mixed." Yet, when Dice verbally assaults them, aside from trying--in an extremely feeble manner--to apologize for his being drunk, she does nothing! They get out of the limo and she just looks at them like, "I guess you bitches are gonna be walking tonight." Frankly, I am relieved they made it home safely... What would it have hurt her to show them a little solidarity? It has already been established that the label is ready to drop Dice, so it isn't like her success is riding on him. He's got a safe ride home in the limo, so there is no risk of him getting a DUI or being in an accident. If she had just gotten her stupid, apathetic ass out and gotten a cab with her friends, one of two things would probablyhave happened: 1) She meets him at home later and they talk about his behavior, y'know like mature adults would, at which point he would apologize (on or off screen, I don't care) to her and her friends. This might not exactly be riveting entertainment, but then again, what about this movie was? Or... 2) They break up and she loses the producer of her single song. This of course wouldn't be a huge loss as the record company already thinks his other songs are garbage and they have already taken the liberty of hiring her a new lover. And I don't want to hear that she punks out on her friends because she and Dice are "in love" as there is literally nothing in the movie to support this.
  10. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    But Dan, might I remind you as the person whose post was quoted in the original deleted Fervel post (you're all welcome-btw), that this, the Official Earwolf forum for the podcast, is merely "redundant" to the subreddit.
  11. Cameron H.

    LOL

    I was going to say that maybe we should get off the chicken, but I think she does that in the movie--BOOM! **CameronH=Keeping it classy**
  12. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    So I was in bed last night thinking about Terrance Howard (not the first time, won't be the last), and I came up with what I think is a legit question. Maybe I missed something.... So T-How sells Glitter's nebulous contract to Dice for 100k. Why did he do that when he knew empirically that Glitter was 1000x better than Silk? Wouldn't he stand to make considerably more money keeping her under him? It can't be based solely on looks (i.e. Silk is prettier, ergo she will sell more records) as they are pretty much on par with one another in terms of attractiveness (even if I do personally believe Mariah kind of looks like Christopher Mintz-Plasse in drag). Then he gives Dice MONTHS! to pay up--which is pretty stand-up if you ask me. Finally, fed up, he confronts Glitter and says, "Dice owes me 100k," to which she replies, "We can get the money from the label." T-How then tells her, "I don't want money from the label, I want it from Dice." First of all, the label is basically Dice's employer at this point so where else would he get the money? Secondly, if you weren't waiting for him to get the money from the label or from her success, why wait at all? Why didn't he say to Dice at the initial conversation, "Where's your checkbook, Lucky Seven? Let's do this thing. Oh, you don't have the money? Get the fuck out of here, son." Regardless, I think we can all agree that Dice was both a douche and a deadbeat, and T-How was totally justified in shooting him in the shoulder with the magic, trajectory-changing bullet that led to his death.
  13. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    Nope, not really.
  14. Cameron H.

    LOL

    Before. The current conversation on this thread started on the 3rd of September and they recorded LOL with Glitter on the 20th.
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    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    I don't know, I like the "in studio" episodes, but I also like the energy and audience participation of the live shows. I am not trying to be intentionally contrary, but the way I see it, they are offering us free entertainment every week. Live shows are a way for them to make some money and keep us with the laughs. So if that means once in a while the sound isn't perfect, so be it.
  16. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    As for the anachronistic feel of this movie, I have a few thoughts. First, I really feel that this movie was intended to take place in the late eighties/early nineties. According to IMDB, Mariah Carey was shopping this story for a few years and was writing songs for it prior to it getting the green light. If that's the case, and she was trying to sell a fictionalized account of her own rise to fame, why would she set it at a time when she was only about 12 or 13 years old? If you bump the timeline 6 or 7 years, the movie makes (a little) more sense. Instead, and I think correctly, the movie should have begun in 1983. The clothes the characters wear (except her mother, but I think she may have been high on cigarettes) fit more in line. This way when the "action" of the movie takes place, it would have been around 1990, the year Mariah Carey released her first album. To set it in '83 is just bizarre. What I truly believe happened is the studio said, "Hey, sit down guys, we got Mariah. We're doing her life story. Not only that, she is doing all the music! This. Is. Going. To. Be. Huge! We'll make money on the movie, we'll make money on the soundtrack. Guys, we are going to be sleeping on mattresses made of golden hookers stuffed with cocaine." When the music came in, and they realized it was garbage and it wouldn't be tearing up the charts, they decided to retroactively set the movie in 1983 to save face. This way they could say, "Well, the music isn't supposed to appeal to current musical tastes. It's a period piece." If it was set in 1983, it actually makes the movie more depressing because it leaves the viewer saying, "Well, I guess that's it for Glitter. No other hits, huh?" But, if it is set in 1990, then you could assume Glitter's career trajectory followed Mariah's own. You would think doing a piece like this you would want to showcase how cutting edge an artist is/was, and not say that her music is better suited for a previous decade. Then again, I think it just as plausible that the editor messed up and put the year up on the wrong scene of the movie, everyone shrugged, and said, "Fuck it, I guess it's an eighties movie now."
  17. Cameron H.

    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    Yeah, I was surprised they didn't bring that up. It stuck out to me as well, because it starts out as a real mopey, navel gazing scene. They just got fired, and she says-in all sincerity-"You two are like sisters to me. I don't want anything to change that." Her friends say, "Neither do I." Roach bag says something inconsequential, and then Gliiter is like, "Let's go shopping!"... so I can rub my success in your stupid faces! Cut to them in matching gold outfits. End scene. I swear to God, I would say this movie was manic depressive except for that is about as high as it ever got. Mostly it was Marianas Trench, sea level. On an unrelated note--My ears needed a cigarette after listening to the director's commentary. It felt like he was recording it in a candlelit room slathered in massage oil.
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    Episode 94 — Glitter: LIVE!

    My biggest issue with this movie is that there was no conflict! You need some kind of conflict so that when your character does succeed beyond expectations, the audience can sit back and say, "Wow, Glitter sure did Andy Dufresne the hell out of that river of crap. Good on you! Enjoy Zihuatanejo, you earned that shit!" Instead, she just gets kind of shuffled along with everyone telling her, "You're the best!" and apparently she is..? Adam brought up a good point when he asked something like, "Does she even want to be a singer?" and I would argue that she is apathetic at best. Dice asks her, "What is the biggest thing you ever dreamed for?" and she answers "I don't know." What do you mean, "you don't know?" That is ludicrous! I refuse to believe that anyone asked that question point blank, couldn't answer with something (e.g. I want to be a singer/writer/lawyer/shark wrestler). Fuck, she could have said "To find the mother who abandoned me." It might have been kind of a downer, but it would have at least convinced me she wasn't just a sentient robot powered by Auto-Tune. After she writes her song about her mother and then hears Benet's equally sappy song at the awards show, he comes up to her wanting to do a song together. The movie tries to set him up as a real artist. She then goes into the studio with him and he starts playing this ballad on the piano, and I thought to myself, "Oh! This is the conflict. She doesn't want to be a bubblegum pop star, she wants to be a serious artist." Cut to the finished song...nope. It is the same pseudo-eighties wanna-do-it-all-night type bullshit she has been doing for the rest of the movie. On a serious note, I hope June and Jason are both doing well and everything is going better for them. As great as the guests were, they were still sorely missed.
  19. Cameron H.

    halloween suggestions

    Speaking of Underworld, has anyone else seen I, Frankenstein? Holy cow! I was watching it and was thinking, "Damn, this is just like Underworld." Turns out, same writer. Talk about one note....he basically plagiarized himself. It's even got Bill Nighy in it playing pretty much the same character. God it was terrible....
  20. Cameron H.

    halloween suggestions

    I think all of these suggestions are very worthy of being HDTGM-ed. As for me, and I know this probably won't be a popular suggestion as it is not a "true" horror movie, but I would love to hear them discuss The Monster Squad. This is one of those movies I loved as a kid, only to realize as an adult that it was pretty terrible. If you are a person who has never seen this movie, do yourself a favor and check it out. Think less-charming Goonies vs. Universal monsters. It includes all the wonderful eighties movie hallmarks such as: casual racism (one person dies, so of course he's black) and horny pre-teens (the so-called "cool" kid is hilarious). If not this, then I would also throw my hat in for the remake of The Haunting with Liam Neeson. So, so dumb...
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    Glitter

    Yeah, I finished it this weekend. Oh boy...we got another Crossroads type movie here where the cover doesn't really match the content. It is like these singers think, "Gee, I've never acted before and have really don't have a barometer of how talented I am at that....You know what? Let's do one of those big, old mopey dramas everyone is dying to see!" What a freakin' (boring) drag, but the ending is pretty spectacular. Oh, and I hope everyone likes Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" (especially when played incessantly at 3 second intervals) because yeah, you're getting that.
  22. Cameron H.

    LOL

    What. The. Fuck..?
  23. Cameron H.

    LOL

    I think Jeremy is Shit Dick Prime.... But to answer Quarky, I never really got the vibe they would get together. He was more or less a cypher and didn't really have a role in the movie. In fact, the one bit of acting I would buy is that they were "just friends." He just sort of shows up when it's convenient, like "Hey, now there's this guy. He was in Kyle XY. They're friends, that's all you need to know."
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    LOL

    Sorry, double post....
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