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Episode 246.5 - Prequel to Episode 247

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Boxes labeled as boxes, homeowner tips, and more on this week's mini episode! Paul offers up advice on the Help Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions for Swordfish, and shares a Paul Pick of the Week. Plus, we announce our next movie!

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A few weeks ago, in preparation for this episode, I nearly bought 2:22 because it was on sale for cheap, but I decided against it because it was on Hulu. I’m really grateful they released this now while it’s still available to stream :) 

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On 8/14/2020 at 12:50 PM, Elektra Boogaloo said:

About Hugh Jackman's towel. (Which was a formative moment for young Elektra). I believe it is a sarong or a longyi, kind of what surfers wear--which is super in character for a hacker nerd. 

This was only Hugh Jackman's third American film. So if they had an ending like the Prestige, then it would've been the Prestige that copied Swordfish, I guess. (Except Prestige was based on a book that was published before this so it would've been Prestige copied by Swordfish which was copied by the Prestige.) Very meta. 

I remember very little of this movie but I have some memories of the press tour. It was all about how Halle Berry got paid extra to show her boobs. And I remember and interview with Hugh Jackman where he was very impressed by John Travolta's knowledge of food. 

 

Here is a disturbing video that I never got out of my head: 

ETA: the other thing. To Jason’s point that Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman seemed to know each other. ... they do. They just did X-Men together! And it was such a traumatic experience (see link) so maybe they are just relieved to see the other one survived and forgot to act. 

Quote: 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/bryan-singers-traumatic-x-men-set-movie-created-a-monster-1305081

Umm, did you know that the MTV Movie Awards Clip was followed by an 85 minute French film called Les Babysitters? I didn’t watch it, I’m just going to let it live on in my imagination. Was it art porn or a foreign documentary about babysitters? either probably would have been preferable to what preceded it.

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I'm so angry I watched this. Can't wait for Friday.

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On 8/23/2020 at 2:14 PM, muttnik said:

I'm so angry I watched this. Can't wait for Friday.

Also, American boardies and lurkers if you haven't already, please please please complete your census questionnaires. Please. 🙏

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I knew 5 minutes in why this was chosen for HDTGM.

But I love everything Michiel Huisman does anyway so 5 stars.

I hope Jason calls him Daario the whole time.

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On 8/21/2020 at 9:07 PM, GrahamS. said:

Umm, did you know that the MTV Movie Awards Clip was followed by an 85 minute French film called Les Babysitters? I didn’t watch it, I’m just going to let it live on in my imagination. Was it art porn or a foreign documentary about babysitters? either probably would have been preferable to what preceded it.

I did not but it is what it is, man. 

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