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  1. theworstbuddhist

    Musical Mondays Week 101 People (AlmostaGhost’s Pick)

    Sure, I will try to remember for next week.
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    Musical Mondays Week 101 People (AlmostaGhost’s Pick)

    Sorry, I missed this completely. Do we still need something? Edit: no. Thanks @AlmostAGhost, this is a good movie. And as luck would have it, the bass player for The Runaways was a contestant on Jeapordy not long ago and she did well.
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    Episode 248 Velocipastor

    I don't know how common it was but it certainly has been a thing in the past for directors to "distress" or otherwise interfere with unexposed film in order to "bake in" a special effect. I remember the commentary track for Pitch Black talked about taking a gamble on some kind of chemical bath that didn't work out the way they hoped. It would all be done in AfterEffects now, of course, at very little cost compared to working with film. That's what makes the opening joke about VFX coming extra funny to me - anyone with a Creative Cloud subscription, ie. every living filmmaker, should be able to create that effect with stock materials and filters. Not a movie quality result but no worse than the rest of this turd of a film.
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    Episode 248 Velocipastor

    I enjoyed all of this post but this in particular caught my fancy. Thank you.
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    Musical Mondays Week 100 Light of Day

    Sorry to hear this, as apparently the romantic lead for Justine Bateman in this film was Liam Neeson! and it's also got an early appearance of Julia Roberts.
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    Musical Mondays Week 100 Light of Day

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    Episode 247.5: Prequel to Episode 248

    I didn't wind up finishing the movie yet, but that note for the insert was funny. So far it reminds me of a Ti West movie with more humour and a dumber central idea. I did play some RDR2 and learned how to hunt. Hard to say if it will become the kind of time-killing exercise for me like its sister game Grand Theft Auto V, where I enjoy jumping in the back of a train and trolling police helicopters to see how long I can get and keep a 5-star wanted rating while being carried around the city.
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    Episode 247.5: Prequel to Episode 248

    I'm about 15 minutes in to Velocipastor and oof, for a 70 minute movie this already feels pretty long. I'll probably get high and finish it tonight. Anyone else have long weekend plans? If you have a PS4 and haven't picked it up already, there is a big sale on one of the editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, which is apparently how Jason spends a lot of his time these days according to his appearance on How Did This Get Played?
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    Episode 247.5: Prequel to Episode 248

    Oh, also wanted to mention for my fellow comics fans and because I know Jason is a big fan of my fellow comics makers Kris Bertin and Andrew Forbes (creators of the Hobtown Mysteries series) here in Nova Scotia, they have a short piece in a new anthology from their publisher, Conundrum press. The new book is called Nova Graphica and it's a collection of short tales about the region by local cartoonists.
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    Episode 247.5: Prequel to Episode 248

    Congrats to this week's winner, I won't spoil that here but I will reveal that next week's movie is called Velocipastor and it's about a priest who becomes a dinosaur? I guess? Anyway, I noticed the other day on social media that Stitcher is doing a big promo for their premium service where it's something like $21 a year, so if that interests you, now you know. Paul also officially gave notice on the mini episode that there will be a pay per view charity episode of HDTGM where they do Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with the $5 proceeds going to a charity that tries to get out the vote in the US. You can also sign up to be a poll worker, which I understand is an issue in the upcoming US election, so speaking as a nervous foreigner watching all this from afar, I encourage my American friends to do whatever they safely can to contribute to that effort. Think of it this way: if the Koch brothers and Putin have their way, the only movies we'll ever get to watch is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  11. Quar chat with Jason, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and more on this week's mini episode! Paul offers up advice on the Help line, goes through corrections and omissions for 2:22, and chats with Jason about everything they're watching. Plus, we announce our next movie! Subscribe to Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson; check out the Jane Club at janeclub.com; check out HDGTM merch at Teepublic! Follow @paulscheer on Instagram and Twitter, @junediane on IG and @msjunediane on Twitter, and Jason is not on social media.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    I don't think we are really meant to like Rob considering how shitty he is to everyone in his past and present. I call this kind of movie the "coming of middle age" film, where a guy in his thirties (more or less) grows up just enough to make an important change in his life.
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    What happened to 222 in Portland part of tour?

    2:22 is next week’s movie. Congratulations?
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    I just watched that remake of Death Wish and while I would say I enjoyed it more than the original, which wouldn't be hard, it is certainly not great. It felt like Willis was perplexed in the same way the audience was about why this film was being remade in 2020. It's yet another film (after that weird revenge-against-women picture he did with Keanu Reeves) where I wonder what the hell Eli Roth is thinking these days. Willis is frustrating. He has been in some really good indie/nontraditional action films like 12 Monkeys and Unbreakable and obviously he enjoys being this generation's John Wayne when the script calls for an elder statesman figure. Otherwise he seems to be caught up in his generation's straight-to-streaming crapshoot along with people like Pierce Brosnan.
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    Episode 246 - Swordfish: LIVE!

    Yeah, it's been sad to see a guy who seemed so promising basically become the role he played in High Fidelity, which is his last good movie by my reckoning. I loved Better Off Dead and Say Anything... too, and liked the stuff he was doing with his pals Tim Robbins and Jack Black, like Tapeheads and Bob Roberts (and, I guess, High Fidelity again). Somewhere along the line he probably should have fired his agent, because unlike his sister Joan who has made a good career out of wacky character roles, John seems to have spent the last ~20 years wobbling between roguish leading man in forgettable romcoms and sinister bad guy in forgettable action films.