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Cameron H.

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  1. Sorry, I’m late. Homeschooling... We watched;
  2. Sorry, I’ve been in the weeds this morning. There were quite a few movies I wanted to choose from, but I chose the one described in multiple reviews on Letterboxd as being “the horniest.” You’re welcome. We are watching: Currently on Amazon.
  3. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    I agree with this. That stuff made it get into Universal Soldier territory for me, and I would have preferred less explanation.
  4. Cameron H.

    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    I'm not sure how, but it was hurting my eyes. I couldn't look at it for very long, much less focus. Something about the way it was filmed also made me feel dizzy, which isn't something I'm prone to. On top of all that, all the ADR crap gave me headache. I've never had such a visceral reaction to a film. At some point I just stopped paying attention altogether while it played in the background.
  5. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Hey all! It's been brought to my attention that it's my pick next week. I was just wondering, for future reference, what streaming/premium services do you all have? I know things still aren't great for a lot of people, and I'm trying not to pick anything that would put people out of pocket. I have a few picks, but if for instance I know most people have Amazon Video rather than, say, HBO or something, I'll pick something from there. Thanks!
  6. Cameron H.

    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    This movie made me physically ill. (Not joking.)
  7. Find out who invented the robot, Jason explains Jumanji 2, and more on this week’s mini episode! Paul offers up advice on the Help Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions for Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and catches up with Jason in another Quar Chat. Plus, we announce our next movie! Listen to the Transformers For Charity episode over at https://www.hdtgminfo.com/ Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson here: http://www.earwolf.com/show/unspooled/ Check out The Jane Club over at www.janeclub.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 Jason is Not on Twitter
  8. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    No, I get that. I was (mostly) joking. My point was exactly what you’re saying. I get what they were trying to do, I just don’t think it worked.
  9. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Or something! I think the movie mistakes Stevens being clean cut and handsome for charisma.
  10. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Not sure about high school. My son is 8. Did you go in or was it a car line? Public school car lines are probably pretty loosey-goosey. My son’s school (which is admittedly pretty small) requires any person picking up a child, that’s not immediate family, to be prearranged and approved. The people who help with car line recognize all the parents, so they probably wouldn’t have allowed you to do that. I’ve seen them stop kids from getting in cars with people they don’t recognize.
  11. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    That’s what I mean. The movie tells us that he’s charmed us, but for this to work, not only does he need to charm them, he needs to charm the audience. I mean, maybe he did for some? I don’t know. I’m notoriously hard to impress. I don’t trust anyone who jogs for miles, but doesn’t sweat a drop.
  12. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    At my son’s school, everyone has to sign in electronically with their relationship to the student. Last time I checked, “sexy drifter” wasn’t an option, but maybe you could write it in under “other.”
  13. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    You should watch Downton...
  14. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    I absolutely hated how quickly the parents believed "David" over their own daughter. They've known him for a minute, and they immediately side with him. In fact, their entire attitude with him is nuts. They have them picking up their son from school after knowing him for less than a day; they invite him to come to the principle's office when the kid is about to be expelled. I'm sorry, none of this would happen. Ever. No way. And if the movie was trying to make a point of saying, "yes, this is unusual, but they were disarmed by his charm," it needed to do a much better job explaining why they felt so comfortable trusting him so completely so quickly. In fact, that's a big problem I had with it. I think the movie fails for me because it shows the family trusting him so readily, but it also needs to convince the audience that he's trustworthy too. It's tell not show writing. They trust him because the movie says they do, but they never really make a convincing argument why they should.
  15. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Oh, I’m not saying he’s a terrible actor. Just terrible in this I’m a Downton Abbey head for life!
  16. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Unfortunately, I've never seen You're Next so I can't use it as a comparison. Personally, I felt Stevens was pretty terrible. His line deliveries made me chuckle and he never really pulled off "threatening" or "bas ass" to me. With that and scenes like when the sister interrupts him in the bathroom, I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be hammy and over the top or not. And if that's the case, I'm all for it, but for me, it just didn't stick. The whole movie I was asking myself if Dan Stevens is a terrible actor or if he was mimicking the kind of actors traditionally in these types of movies. I mean, dude, I cracked up at the thumbs up at the end, but I literally couldn't tell if it was intentionally lame or if it was just dumb. It just really needed to land harder for me one way or the other. I think Scream, for example, is pretty good at doing this -- although maybe that's a bit of cheat since it is deliberately self-referential. Scream plays with tropes and genre conceits, but you're never questioning the filmmaker's intention. It's meant to be a funny, metatextual send up of slasher movies, while also being a legitimately well-crafted entry to the genre. There's no ambiguity there. I just couldn't tell how straight they were being with The Guest.
  17. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    I don't understand why those kids didn't just drink the cosmos. I would have.
  18. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    No joke, I'm not letting ANYONE into my house unannounced. There's no way in Hell. I guess I wish Dan Stevens had been a little more charming. I know he's preying on their emotions, but even still, I would be even more suspicious of someone if the said they had been friends with my son and I had never heard of them. Yet, within ten minutes, she's basically asking him to move in. I guess I never really got what the movie was going for. It starts off with some very dated 70's/80's Slasher movie style fonts with music that would be appropriate for that genre, but it never really goes there. I couldn't tell if the movie was playing it straight or being factitious, and that lack of intention made it kind of neither/nor for me.
  19. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    * Boom boxes
  20. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    Honestly, I don’t mind. We’ve done non-Musicals before (Baby Driver, The Long Dumb Road).
  21. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    This movie was released in 2014, but was it supposed to be set in 2014? Did I miss something? There were so many weird anachronisms? Burned CDs and boom boxes? Really?
  22. Cameron H.

    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    To be honest, I enjoy those posters more than I enjoyed the movie.
  23. Cameron H.

    Episode 251.1 — Minisode 251.5

    I love both of them, but yes, more Jack Black as Madison. She is the heart of the franchise (for me anyway) and her absence was sorely missed in the second.
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