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Cameron H.

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  1. Cameron H.

    Forrest Gump

    I’ve been calling them sea spiders for years! As for Forrest Gump...I’m so neutral on it that I’m going to abstain from voting. On the one hand, I personally prefer FG to a lot of the other movies on the list, but I don’t necessarily agree that it’s such a well-made movie that it deserves inclusion. Also, as I’ve gotten older and have had children (one of whom is on the spectrum), everything Sally Field is doing tears my heart out. It’s tough to watch Forrest being excluded because he’s different, which is a fear I have for my own kids that literally keeps me awake at night, but it’s heartening to see Forrest not only survive but thrive. How the things that set him apart are the same qualities that allow him to succeed.
  2. The playfulness of serial killers, the director of The Country Bears calls in, and more on this week’s mini-sode! Paul opens up the Explanation Hope Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and shares a deleted scene from the Jason Lives episode. Plus, find out which movie we will be watching next week! This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/bonkers). Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: http://www.earwolf.com/show/unspooled/ Check out our tour dates over at www.hdtgm.com! Check out new HDTGM merch over at https://www.teepubli…wdidthisgetmade Where to Find Jason, June & Paul: @PaulScheer on Instagram & Twitter @Junediane on IG and @MsJuneDiane on Twitter
  3. Is it possible, given the sexual and gender fluidity of the characters within, could it just be no one is a hero or a villain? That everyone is both?
  4. In my opinion, Frank is more of a charismatic villain than an anti-hero. We love Frank even as we are repulsed by them. Frank really can’t be contained in any one way - which is why they are ultimately so attractive.
  5. I haven’t seen it either, but yeah, apparently he’s been trying to do sequels since forever. Shock Treatment is the only one actually filmed. Unfortunately, since Tim Curry didn’t want to return it focused solely on Brad and Janet (not played by Sarandon or Bostwick). According to Wikipedia, it flopped pretty hard, but has its own (smaller) cult following. According to O’Brien, its failure at the box office is why none of his other attempts were ever green lit.
  6. Has anyone seen the sequel, Shock Treatment, or is that a conversation best left for another week?
  7. I think I'll let Quasar make his own points, but I agree with you. I can see how this movie can both be reductive and inspirational. That being said, a lot of things are and I think Rocky Horror may be many people's first experience into a world that's not strictly heteronormative. So while I don't think it's necessarily perfect, I do think it's important.
  8. I think I caught some of it as a kid, but I don't think I really got it at the time and kind of wrote it off. Then, I want to say about two years ago, it was on sale on iTunes right before Halloween so I went ahead and bought it. My thinking was, if I still didn't like it, I was only going to be out the cost of a rental. I think it's definitely the type of movie that you have to be in the right mindset for. I read @Quasar Sniffer's Letterboxd review and he isn't wrong. However, I don't think the movie is trying to be malicious and is no more problematic than 95% of movies made before 1999. It's strange to think that as a society we might actually be more woke than Rocky Horror...
  9. I saw this for the first time, in its entirety, maybe two years ago. I watched it by myself and I loved it.
  10. Cameron H.

    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    Maybe, but that’s why I brought up Drop Dead Fred and Hobbs and Shaw as examples of recent episodes that were 20 minutes longer - extremely popular episodes, too, considering people still identify themselves as Team Fred or not. Paul presents it in the episode as if they were “cut for time,” but that doesn’t really make sense to me. Unless, in just the last month they started using the metric you’re proposing. Honestly, I don’t care if there are edits, but they should be as subtle as possible. That’s all I’m saying. Paul is always trying to add value to the Minisodes and that’s awesome. They went from basically ten minute trailers to the Help Line, C&O, Mail bag, Paul’s Pick, Movie Bitches, Would Nic Cage Make it Better, Facebook Q&A thing it’s evolved into. Personally, I love the minis, but since Minisodes probably aren’t listened to as religiously by casual listeners as main episodes, I think he’s trying to provide content that encourages them to check the minis out and not just skip over them (we can perhaps talk about as revenue here, too). And, of course, that’s a good thing. I’m glad he’s always looking for ways to make things feel fresh. That being said, we can’t expect every experiment to work. Of course, I’m just speculating here, but if this is the case, I would prefer they keep the episodes more intact and let the minis be their own thing. Or, if they really want to keep putting in deleted scenes, which is fine too, make sure it’s not at the expense of jagged edits in the main episode.
  11. Cameron H.

    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    Not to speak for @DrGuts1003, but I think he gets that edits need to happen - whether for uncomfortable audience questions or whatever. He admits in his post to lulls needing to be cut as Paul gets to places and what not. I think the issue is more, you cut this segment out , but not for any of those reasons, just kind of...because? Like, why make an edit if you’re just going to end up releasing it anyway? It just feels needless, not to mention noticeable. Guts isn’t asking for the audio to be pristine, just not chopped up for no reason.
  12. Cameron H.

    Episode 225.5 - Minisode 225.5

    What I find weird is that we get “deleted scenes” on the Minisode because the “show ran long,” but the episodes lately have been shorter than a lot of live episodes in the past. For example, Star Crash was 1:16 and Jason Lives was 1:19, but just recently, Hobbs and Shaw was 1:34, Drop Dead Fred was 1:40, and I’m sure I could find others. I guess I don’t really understand the intention. Including an extra 30 seconds isn’t going to make that much of a difference in terms of “running too long.” I also don’t see how leaving it in disrupts the flow of the show more than awkwardly cutting it out. And if it was cut because it wasn’t as strong as maybe some of the other material that made it to episode, then I’m not sure putting it contextless in the middle of a Minisode is better. I don’t know. I feel almost like I’m complaining that the podcast I enjoy is providing extra content, and that’s a super dumb thing to complain about. But I do agree with you, and I would rather it just be kept in the main episode. If it’s good enough to play here, then it’s good enough to be left in. If I had to guess, my assumption would be editing them out in the first place is to “add value” to the Minisodes, but personally, I feel like Minisodes are kind of their own thing and don’t need to be propped up with excerpts from the show.
  13. Happy Halloween you little goblins! Have a safe and sexy Halloween
  14. Having just watched 1-8 (Braaaaag), I can say that in 5 there’s a throw away line that they renamed the town (possibly the lake, too) to cover up its bloody past. That being said, everyone who lives there is still hyper aware of the murders. Also, to help clarify, or perhaps muddy the waters further, according to IMDb Trivia, this movie takes place in 1990. So, for the time it was released it was like the “not too distant future.” How that affects the sliding timeline of the series, I’m not sure. 7 seems to happen a considerable amount of time after 6. Likewise with 8. If I were to guess, I’d say 8 (which came out in 1989) is supposed to be, like, 1995 or something.
  15. TAY -lo, Pho-to; po-TA-to, po-TAH-to
  16. Oh, she 100% teams up with the Predators. Once Jessica understands their culture, after deciphering ancient hieroglyphics beneath Cabot Cove, she accepts what they are doing and helps them eradicate the xenomorphs - earning herself a badass acid scar in the process. Sadly, Sheriff Amos Tupper does not survive...
  17. Jess is an endurance jogger, so I definitely feel like she could out last them if it came down to a cross-country, medium paced jog. I feel like she would find and exploit a Predator’s weaknesses relatively quickly, so she would be spending most of her time learning how to mask her body temp. I’m more concerned about xenomorphs. They tend to be quick and attack in claustrophobic places. Situations where being a strong jogger won’t benefit her very much. Aliens also don’t really have brains, so they aren’t really opponents she can out wit. It would be like playing chess with a lion. It would be a fantastic movie though
  18. What would be fun about Psycho is I feel like she would be very sympathetic to Norman. I think she would peg the twist almost immediately (while eating sandwiches beneath the taxidermy birds) and would spend the rest of the movie trying to help him. i think Fletcher vs Freddy would be fun. She deals in logic and he deals in dreams, so I think they have a very natural Batman v Joker dynamic.
  19. Most likely, she would first agree with him that Tommy is the most obvious suspect, but would then present all the reasons why he couldn’t possibly be the killer in a way that would allow the sheriff to both save face and allow him to believe that he came to those conclusions himself. (“Certainly, you’ve noticed the lack of blood splatter on Tommy’s clothes. And I don’t need to tell you that beheading three people with a machete requires the kind of upper body strength Tommy clearly doesn’t possess.”) But, yes, Jessica Fletcher vs Eighties Movie Monsters is definitely a movie series that needs to happen. Angela Lansbury is still kicking. I’m sure she would be game.
  20. If I know Jessica Fletcher, by the end of the movie she would have confronted Jason in a room by herself, got him to confess, and convinced him to turn himself in.
  21. Based off of what Meghan says at the police station, am I to understand that the head counselors and their staff weren’t expected to arrive at the camp until the night before the kids were dropped off? Were they not planning on doing any kind of preparations or training? What kind of shoddy operation are they running? Those kids would have a terrible summer and I’m glad all the counselors are dead. #jasonsavessummer
  22. I though it was pretty crazy that when the sheriff and his deputies arrive at the camp his first order is “don’t wake the kids.” Motherfucker, there is a sadistic monster on the loose brutally murdering every person that crosses his path! You wake those kids up and get them the Hell out of there!