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  1. There have been more than a few Director's Cuts that are tonally different from the theatrical cut. Blade Runner is the one that is screaming out there. Coincidentally, so does Superman II. Most just add in deleted scenes that are of little consequence. There are a large amount of problems here. Dan Olsen did an excellent video back in December that went over most of the talking points. With everything going on, getting certain actors back to do any follow up filing will be a little more difficult. You might be able to get ADR out of them from home but getting some of them there for weeks for little pay is more questionable. Then you have the Ezra Miller situation. He might currently be considered toxic due to the entire choking a woman thing.
  2. With HBO Max being there and both being owned by Warner Media, I can see a case where DC Universe's original video side is shunted over to Max while DC Universe keeps the classic videos and the comics.
  3. Lady Bird: The fact that Laurie Metcalf didn't get an Oscar win here is a crying shame. It's a brilliant film. Booksmart: Olivia Wilde is a decent director. Terrifically written film, so many great acting performances. I had so much fun! Between this and Blockers, can we get more well-written comedies about teenage girl friendships? Can't Hardly Wait: Is it just the fate of 50% of all comedies to age terribly? Especially ones that weren't even that great to begin with? Films: 84 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  4. I can't blame her since she almost got paralyzed earlier this season. They're planning to recast and, while I commend the decision to also go with a queer actress, I almost feel like they could have just ended the series. Has there ever been a show where they recast the main character after the first season successfully? I don't mean a side character, the title character. Edited to Add: She left as part of a mutual decision because she wasn't having fun working on the show which was affecting the work space.
  5. No Zack, it's not. It's some unedited footage and 30 Million to make it into something coherent. I really do hope that the people who have been barking for this get what they want because if it's just as meh as the original, we'll see so many people try to pretend they loved it to save face.
  6. Silver Streak, Brewster's Millions, and Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling.
  7. Iron Man 3: I'm not a fan but I guess I can understand why other people are. I just can't help but notice problems and I didn't have all that much fun with it. Thor: The Dark World: I had even less fun here. Despite being like the shortest Marvel Film, it still seems like you could have cut like 20 minutes and it wouldn't lose anything. Also, they wasted Christopher Eccleston. Doug's First Movie: It was apparently supposed to be straight to video but got a theatrical release because The Rugrats Movie was successful. As is, it's just an extra long episode of Doug and it just kind of falls flat. Addams Family Values: One of those sequels that is superior to the original on all counts. It's not perfect but it's so enjoyable with some wonderful performances from everyone. Films: 81 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  8. We're not seeing it until 2021. HBO has first Streaming Rights so no going direct to Disney+ or Hulu and with HBO Max launching soon, no way Disney gives them something to market as a premier.
  9. The Return of Jafar: Essentially a pilot for The Series. Still odd that The Series has yet to make it's way to Disney+. Recess: School's Out: Recess is one of those 90s shows that's always stuck with me. The movie is alright but what really makes it slightly above average is the decision of production to use 60s and 70s rock/funk music as incidental. It almost makes sense. Recess: All Growed Down & Recess: Taking the Fifth: Less inspiring. One is essentially a complimation of segments from the show with wrap-arounds and one original, the other is unreleased segments from a partially produced season that they decided to recoup the cost on by releasing as a feature. The Avengers: It's been a few years and I've put it off because it was on a few Movie Night polls for my friends. Just decided to say fuck it and watch the film. I enjoyed it well enough. The Whedon Dialogue is still very obvious and sometimes meh but it has a few good actions scenes that make up for it. "Hulk? Smash!" will always be a good quip. Films: 77 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  10. Kinda reminds me of this one trailer for Monsters Inc.
  11. The Terminator franchise is filled with bad time paradoxes and various other quibbles. I'm sure there's a podcast episode just trying to straighten out all the different timelines that someone can do. What we're likely dealing with, rather than a Stable Time Loop with some Predestination Paradox thrown in, is Divergent Timelines. This means, every time Skynet did something, it just led to a new Timeline rather than supplanting the previous Timeline. Off the top of my head: Timeline A: Presumably, John Connor is born (his father is whoever), Judgement Day occurs, and leads The Resistance to defeat Skynet. Skynet sends a bunch of Terminators back, John sends Kyle Reese and a reprogrammed Terminator. Everyone is happy. Timeline B: Sarah Connor is radicalized when she's chased all over LA by a Terminator sent to the past by Skynet. She meets up with and hooks up with Kyle Reese. She becomes pregnant with John and defeat the Terminator. It's parts lead to the creation of what will become Skynet. John goes into foster care, Sarah goes to prison, two more Terminators pop up, what will become Skynet doesn't happen. John might become a Senator. Who knows? Timeline C : Same as Timeline B but Skynet is still developed by the military. Sarah Connor dies of cancer. Skynet achieves sentience after a Terminator pops up and gives it a phone call. The Bad Terminator starts killing future resistance leaders. Judgement Day occurs, John kinda futzes into becoming leader of the Resistance. He presumably becomes Christian Bale and will eventually defeat Skynet, ensuring a whole host of more paradoxes. Timeline D : Sarah doesn't die of Breast Cancer due to future drugs and is, along with John, rescued by a Terminator that looks like River Tam and then taken forward in time. Both Skynet and The Resistance sent a fuckton of Terminators and Agents back in time in a bid to craft an ideal future for themselves. Eventually, John is taken into a future where he doesn't lead the Resistance but it's also a combo of Humans and Robots fighting Skynet and this would presumably have been solved but Fox canceled the show. Also, Sarah is now Lena Headly and a bad ass. Timeline E: Sarah's parents are murdered by a T-1000 when she's a kid and is raised by a T-800. Kyle Reese is still sent back but Sarah, now played by Emilia Clarke, and her Terminator Daddy have already dealt with the problem. John was ganked by Matt Smith who is also Skynet and he is turned into a Terminator who then gets sent to the past to develop an OS that will become Skynet. Kyle, Termidaddy, and Sarah go into the future to 2017, stop a successful product launch, kill John, and then tell young Kyle about Skynet to ensure the timeloop still occurs but Skynet still probably exists but there is no sequel to follow up on the mid credits sequence so meh. No word if Sarah is going to get cancer or not. Timeline F: One of the random Terminators that Skynet sent to the past kills John back in 1998 or so. It's then voop voops out of there to start a family or something. Sarah goes a little mental, killing all the Terminators Skynet sent back after that point. Presumably, these are all from Timeline A's mess because a different AI sent a Not-Terminator to the past to kill a woman in Mexico City. Things explode, Timeline F might or might not still end up getting blown up by an AI.
  12. Switch achieved. Friend Code is 2603-2418-1904 Animal Crossing is due for delivery later this week.
  13. It understandably has developed a gay following over the years. It stayed around top 20-40 highest rated shows in America for a fair bit of it's run and was amusing if you were a kid and had some good gags if you weren't. A lot of the humor came from the barbs traded Daniel Davis's Niles the Butler and Lauren Lane's C.C. Babcock. That's not to say that Fran Drescher wasn't funny on the show, just that when you have a mostly family sitcom, your star occasionally has to let other people be funnier than them.
  14. Awesome! As a note, if you're watching on Disney+, the episodes are super out of order.
  15. Batman (1989) is my kneejerk reaction. Double checking my own Flickchart, it agrees.
  16. Onward: It's mid-tier Pixar. There's some stuff that works but almost as much that doesn't. It's at least better realized than some other recent Urban Fantasy films. Crazy Stupid Love: Cute enough film. There were some major elements that did not age well in the last few years. Still, there were a couple of twists I did not see coming and everyone did a pretty decent job. Still, film could have been about ten minutes shorter. Nekrotronic: Australian Horror Comedy. It was okay but this was 100% Monica Bellucci's film! Everyone else was incidental if she was in a scene. As is, there's plenty of fun events and action scenes. Films: 72 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  17. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: This thing is a SLOG to get through. There's some cursory attempts at retaining continuity from the previous films, it goes on way too long, and doesn't yet have any of the absurd what the hell were they thinking moments of the Marky Mark films. It all adds up to an intensely boring film, even with all the explosions. As absurdly dumb as this franchise is, this is still somehow the nadir of the entire thing. Friday the 13th: The Original. Such a good film. Watched it with a friend who hadn't seen it and didn't realize Jason wasn't the killer. Just a ton of good suspense! Hobgoblins: It's a MST3K classic. The film itself is a Gremlins knock-off that never quite works but whatever. Films: 69 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  18. The Lego Movie 2: The Second One: It's not as good as the original Lego Movie but it's fairly fun at the same time. Gremlins 2: The New Batch: Probably one of the best sequels of all time. Joe Dante made a completely different kind of movie from the original film but it works so well because of that. We get satire of both Ted Turner and Donald Trump, we have some great practical effects, and so many fun performances. Christopher Lee alone is worth the price of attendance! The Wasp Woman: Still not a fan of Cinematic Titanic but they do the most with what they're given. Was mostly just distracted when they went into a sketch in the middle of the movie. The movie itself kept reminding me of Evil Beautycorp from Catwoman. I'm sure there was some halfway decent commentary about gender and aging somewhere in there but it got stuck under the misogyny. Films: 69 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 13
  19. The Addams Family (Values should be saved for Christina Ricci Month), The Grifters, Ever After
  20. Here's what annoys the crap out of me with all of this (and yeah, part of this is the socialist in me) is that this also includes furloughs for a number of employees throughout the company. The total savings: $4 Million a month which yeah, is a bit of change. What isn't is the 500 Million the company has in cash reserves with no debt in addition to an expectation to turn a profit this year and 18.5 Million it donated a few weeks ago to a political campaign I'm not going to name here but we all know who. Oh, and after the XFL failed a SECOND time, filing for bankruptcy. So yeah, I hope AEW and TNA scoop up whoever they can. I hope the talent left chooses not to renew their contracts when they wrap-up. For a company that's already tone-deaf as all hell, somehow WWE keeps finding new ways to suck.
  21. All About Eve: It was five bucks on Amazon and my DVD vanished years ago so I figured sure. Still one of my favorite films of all time. It's just a delightfully bitchy film filled with terrific performances and some good commentary on theater and Hollywood alike. Bette Davis is absolutely glorious in the film and the fact that she didn't tie with Gloria Swanson for the Oscar that year is a shame (As is, neither of them one because they likely split the vote/Anne Bancroft should have went supporting.) Clue: Another favorite. Insanely quotable and with tons of good performances and great gags. Films: 67 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  22. Monster Party: A film with an interesting premise (A trio of thieves accidentally disrupt a recovering serial killers support group's get together) stops working once it kind of just becomes a slasher, especially with a couple too many characters. Harry Potter 1-8: They were on tv this weekend, I got bored, so here we are. I appreciate Deathly Hollows Part 2 a bit more now, Azkaban is still the best one, the Chris Columbus films aren't terrible but they try too hard to be whimsical, Goblet is meh, David Yates does a good job of making the last four films seem cohesive if a little mundane at times, and the adult actors, especially Alan Cumming, are almost all to be commended for the work they put in! Out of curiousity, I checked my Flickchart to see how they rank. In order it appears to be Azkaban, Deathly Hallows Part 2, Order of the Phoenix, Deathly Hallows Part 1, Sorcerer's Stone, Half-Blood Prince, Chamber of Secrets, Goblet of Fire. Films: 65 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  23. Someone pointed out that having people fight on a private island is literally the plot of Mortal Kombat along with around 50 action films from the 80s.
  24. A Goofy Movie: I never realized that Goody's last name is Goof and "Goofy" is just a nickname. Oh yeah, and the film is pretty fun also. Satanic Panic: A fairly decent horror comedy that slightly messes up the landing but still always interesting. Films: 56 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12