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Episode 230 — Fateful Findings: LIVE! (w/ Rob Huebel)

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HDTGM All-star Rob Huebel joins Paul, June and Jason to discuss the 2012 cult classic, Fateful Findings! Recorded live from the Moore theatre in Seattle, they talk about everything Neil Breen including soft curves, magic, tons of laptops, the salad scene and more.  

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Is this movie available anywhere?

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1 hour ago, Cameron H. said:

Is this movie available anywhere?

Check your messages. 

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Just now, FrancisRizzo3 said:

Check your messages. 

Can I also get in on this message? I came to ask where to watch this because all I found was possibly on vudu.

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58 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

Is this movie available anywhere?

Pornhub, I guess, per Jason? And there is an official site to buy the bluray from. Not that I recommend that at all. There is a version including commentary by Neil Breen on YouTube, which I am going to need to be much higher than I currently am to watch. It really is such an awful film, and not really in a fun way. It makes Birddemic look like Citizen Kane.

If it makes June feel any better, I think that actress whose age she is concerned about is 25 now, which means she was about 17 or 18 when she made the movie? And she apparently does a lot of small parts in Disney series so... she's OK? I guess?

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2 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

Can I also get in on this message? I came to ask where to watch this because all I found was possibly on vudu.

Sent.

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Heubel noted during the cleared-off-desk sex scene that they should have scored the shirts before ripping them off. It looks like they may have, but it didn't work.

 

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For anyone who hasn't watched this yet and plans to I watched it at 1.5x speed and doing that it almost matched the pace of a normal film.

Towards the end of the movie there is an insert shot of a digital alarm clock going from 11:59pm to midnight and although I have no evidence I feel almost sure that Neil Breen waited until that time of day to film that rather than realizing he could just set the clock.

 

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Can I also get this message? I can't find it anywhere (legitimate) and PH is blocked here. Why wasn't there a mini-episode just to give me a change to find this earlier.

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5 minutes ago, Jindai said:

Can I also get this message? I can't find it anywhere (legitimate) and PH is blocked here. Why wasn't there a mini-episode just to give me a change to find this earlier.

Done.

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This was one of the first films I watched for the podcast and it was mesmerizingly bad, so seeing this show up on my podcast app this morning made today a magical day. I'd like to talk about the scene I found most upsetting, which is the one where Neil struggles to lift a cup of coffee, collapses, and then spills the coffee all over his 1995 laptop, papers, and face. Why would he put the coffee mug on his laptop? Does he deliberately use that specific laptop as a coaster, and if so, is the reason that he has so many dead laptops because he uses them for non-computing purposes as well? Does Neil not have any straws or travel mugs that could aid him in drinking coffee without spilling in his impaired state? I need to know more about his relationship with coffee and computers.

(P.S., if anyone from the show is reading this, I'd love to hear the gang talk about more movies from the Neil Breen vault because they're all gems)

 

 

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Also, why does Neil rub the blood all over his face when he's mourning the alcoholic? What is with this film's relationship to blood?

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I wrote a script that I think is better

This is bad

Scene: Office CUBICLE

Desk, three monitors, coffee cup, knick Knacks of marvel fandom, wooden puzzles

"Oh, this is bad, this is really bad"

A gunshot is heard

Dead guy in cubicle

The End

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4 hours ago, FrancisRizzo3 said:

Check your messages. 

Sorry to bother you but can I get a private secret message as well?

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52 minutes ago, Jindai said:

I wrote a script that I think is better

This is bad

Scene: Office CUBICLE

Desk, three monitors, coffee cup, knick Knacks of marvel fandom, wooden puzzles

"Oh, this is bad, this is really bad"

A gunshot is heard

Dead guy in cubicle

The End

This is so much more enjoyable than FF and indeed many of the films covered by the podcast.

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14 hours ago, Cameron H. said:

Is this movie available anywhere?

 

Strange, I bought this movie on iTunes years ago and it isn't on their store anymore. It isn't available in the US for whatever reason. It isn't available for streaming on Amazon either. Did Neil Breen fight to have it removed from all streaming sites or something forcing everyone to buy it from his crappy website?

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12 hours ago, ChunkStyle said:

For anyone who hasn't watched this yet and plans to I watched it at 1.5x speed and doing that it almost matched the pace of a normal film.

This is the best advice.

This is an insane movie for sure but it is sloooooooooooooooooooow. It's not so bad if you are watching with a group and can all talk about what's going on. Maybe that was his intention. Make it so batshit confusing and then long silent scenes that add nothing so people can just talk and catch each other up. Watching this alone at regular speed is Herculean task. 

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There are lots of little things you can pick on in this film because it is clearly an amateur low budget production. Notably when he's in his hospital bed after being hit by the car there are lots of little things to point out. The fact it's clearly a spare bedroom (as Paul said hospitals don't have carpets), the fact none of the IV are hooked up or set up properly, the fact none of the equipment is on or why there are three oxygen tanks, or even why is there just a laptop in among all the medical equipment. These are all little things done with their limited space and budget to try and look hospital like. At least he was trying and put some thought into it.

What I do take major issue with though is his face. So he's suffered major head trauma and they have made a special bandage for him which is literally just covering up half his face. Granted I'm not a doctor but I would think if you were to bandage the head you'd bandage it all and not make a special mask. Even if you were to make a mask I'm sure you'd make one that doesn't completely cover up both nostrils and the mouth. Surely if you did that you wouldn't then put a nasal oxygen tube on top of that bandage mask with no way to enter the nose thus rendering it useless. And in the far off chance that they do bandage the mouth and nose fully and place a nasal oxygen tube on top of it all, surely they wouldn't then put a full nose and mouth oxygen mask which covers no airways on top of all that that. Yet that's what he did. Those are the high level decisions that make Neil Breen perfect for HDTGM.

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14 hours ago, TrueBreenius said:

 

(P.S., if anyone from the show is reading this, I'd love to hear the gang talk about more movies from the Neil Breen vault because they're all gems)

 

We have different definitions of what a gem is.

For those who are willing to go further into the Breeniverse, just know that this is his masterpiece. Pre-Fateful-Findings films are just as crazy, but not as " good ", and his later films get nastier and more bitter, and are much less enjoyable " enjoyable ".

Neil Breen is a very angry multimillionaire. Neil Breen saw 6 Underground, and he both wished he had made it and also lived it IRL. Neil Breen believes he is Ryan Reynolds.

 

PS - The kissing sounds... Ewww.

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It was mentioned in the episode about the shirt ripping that goes on, and that maybe that's Dylan/Neil's fetish, but it feels like feet are a much bigger fetish on display in this film, There are so many inexpiable shots of feet in this film, most notably during the car accident scene, when we linger on feet for a good long while. That foot focus leads to a fun mistake where, during the shirt-ripping sex scene, where Dylan is on the left and his wife is on the right, but when they cut to their feet, the feet on the left have bright red toenails. Now, from the color of the jeans it's obvious the shot is backwards, but it's enjoyable to add "paints his toenails bright red" to Dylan's unique traits.

Also, looks like Dylan really liked his hospital stay, as he had the same blinds and carpet installed at his house.

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It's awesome that the actress playing Amy comes from the Walken school of acting, removing all punctuation from the script.

Her scene in bed with Jim is a masterclass.

"I

[two seconds later]

I let you down."

""I think

'[three seconds later]

I think

[one second later]

I'm beyond that now."

"Fine!

[three seconds later]

You go!"

 

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I think you could take the dinner scene with all the characters around the table and edit it in any random order and get an equally coherent scene.

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On 1/3/2020 at 12:32 PM, theworstbuddhist said:

Pornhub, I guess, per Jason? And there is an official site to buy the bluray from. Not that I recommend that at all. There is a version including commentary by Neil Breen on YouTube, which I am going to need to be much higher than I currently am to watch. It really is such an awful film, and not really in a fun way. It makes Birddemic look like Citizen Kane.

If it makes June feel any better, I think that actress whose age she is concerned about is 25 now, which means she was about 17 or 18 when she made the movie? And she apparently does a lot of small parts in Disney series so... she's OK? I guess?

If she was 17, can we have someone prosecuted? 

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