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I enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.

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Eclipse lamps, you say?

Also, if your church happens to both record and make-available sermons, hook us up with any you're proud of.

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Yo, Prax, that was super helpful. Thanks.

(Welles, too — thanks bruh.)

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BigDamnArtist wrote:

Oh you know, the usual: unemployed, job hunting, visual effects taking longer to finish than I want, stressed, depression, the general inability to even.

This unemployed man is kerfuffled.

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Jimmy B wrote:

Went to my sister's wedding at the weekend at Loch Lomond and it was a great day, the weather was gorgeous for the outside ceremony. Still unemployed but I'm not worried, I'll find something. Also, still plugging away at my podcast and having fun with it.

Sup with you, Teague?

This unemployed man is not kerfuffled.

Oh, you know. Hangin' out with Cloe, readin' books and shit; hatching bizarre schemes to escape the rat race.

(Or, in other words: I'm unemployed.)

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avatar wrote:

also unemployed, but in a good way.

YO CAN WE GET AN EMPLOYED PERSON IN HERE GATDAMN

avatar wrote:

also unemployed, but in a good way. Relocated hemispheres (N for S, W for E), now in Van Dieman's Land far away from the London IMAX>

You moved to Tasmania?

1) That's awesome. 2) Can I ask why? 3) Are the animals scary? 4) Do y'all and New Zealand have stick fights?

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DarthPraxus wrote:

Being anxious about work

oh thank god he's employed

DarthPraxus wrote:

Being anxious about work, getting deeper into jazz, reading lots. Just saw 2001 in 70mm tonight, which was bloody gorgeous.

1) 2001 in 70mm sounds lovely. 2) Tell me of your jazz journey thus far. ('cuz I'm basically nowhere on jazz.)

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KyleMonroe wrote:

Lost both my cat and my uncle in May, so I'm trying to get back to normal, which means getting back to doing music for BDA's short.

Well, I've been glad to see ya poppin' back in from time to time. big_smile Sorry about your family members, though.

What's been your process on the score so far? Sounds, instrumentation, pipeline, etc.. What's the plan?

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Sam F wrote:

Got a nice raise yesterday, work is going great.


https://i.imgur.com/BluXeOa.png


Sam F wrote:

Got a nice raise yesterday, work is going great. Bought a townhouse back in November, just starting to feel settled in. Doing physical therapy to fix my stubborn hamstring and shoulder. Watching GLOW season 2. Still lurking on this forum from time to time tongue

Lurkin' is good.

Not to pry, but what happened to these parts of you in the first place that makes them so stubborn now?

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Boter wrote:

New job is going well

OKAY WE HAVE ENOUGH EMPLOYED PEOPLE

Boter wrote:

New job is going well, worked yesterday on the 4th which was different as of late. Came in and they had a Pandora station of Souza going; I could listen to marches all day but some grumps changed it halfway through.

I'm with you on marches — they're slightly dorky-as-fuck, but god help me, I love 'em.

I don't think I recall knowing this: is the new job similar to the old job?

(Also — Ticonderoga ftfw, etc..)

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drewjmore wrote:

21st wedding anniversary today, big-family cousin's wedding this weekend. Procrastinating: the lawn, vehicle maintenance and my annual multi-cam dance recital edit.

[edit: clarify that the bride and groom are properly unrelated.]

I continue to be impressed by your home-life management. This guy has clearly figured something out.

(Referring here more to the twenty-one years and lovely daughters; less to the lawn and recital video.)

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Tomahawk wrote:

Fighting depression, working, working some more, gaming, and trying to find a girlfriend.

Yeah, apart from the job thing, I'm pretty much 13.

Oh, darn — I didn't realize you were single again. Sorry to hear that.

How's dating in 2018? Do you have to swipe everybody now?

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*smacks hands together, dusting-off*

My here work is done.



(Frankly, I think we should draw a cultural distinction between what counts as a spoiler and what counts as a warning, but... I do understand the principle.  big_smile )

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Everything about that is cool. Dig the model, dig the textures, dig the shading, dig the animation.

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So... what have you been doin' with yourself lately?

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I own a pedal-powered generator.

O.O

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It can't exceed the size of a backpack, include any weapons, or include any food supplies. It must contain at least one book, one item from a Best Buy, and one useless implement.

I would include:

  • A portable water filterer or two

  • Canteen

  • Water-purification tablets (might count as potables)

  • First-Aid kit

  • Tarp

  • Rope

  • Flint striker, refills

  • Durable netting (for fish)

  • Zip-ties

  • Hand-powered "recharger," with USB port, because

  • Best Buy: Kindle (e-ink type)

  • Books: foraging / survival / medicine / etc. — all on the Kindle

  • Just to be safe, one non-Kindle book covering as much of same as possible

  • (I'll put more books on the Kindle once the essentials are in there, too — I'm not a monster)

  • Anything noisy enough to scare a mountain lion — air horn, maybe

  • Compass / thermometer / mirror-signal / etc..

  • Useless: harmonica

  • A second backpack


New Prompts:


1) — What's something you wish they taught in school? I want your magnanimous completely-serious answer and your selfish 'lol-my-druthers' answer.


2) — Throughout your entire life, for any reason, which brand have you 1) felt most-positively about; 2) felt most-negatively about; 3) most-evolved on, positively; and, 4) most-evolved on, negatively.


3) — The "Big 5" African game animals are the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant. Pick two to kill off, and one to triple.

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Well that looks awesome.

I don't even like scary movies, generally, and that looks awesome.

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*squint*

Or you're being sent here to surveil us.

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Yeah, right? Curious.

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zarban

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"Tysto?" Look — don't try to sell us on some bizarre mononym / pseudonym, alright? Just give us Zarban.

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Zarban wrote:

Last year, my obsession was the stock market. That allowed me to buy a Tesla and stop working. smile

zarban

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Yeah. For real.

Thanks Zarban.

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Fuck it, I'll knock out the WAYDM movies while I've got them in front of me. Lots of episodes weren't captured.

Attack the Block Show

What was so refreshing about this movie is that it’s an alien invasion movie, and the … point is to save a sh*tty council estate in south London. … Yeah. … People think that the only way to attain stakes is with scope—bad argument.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:03:30

This is what a real B movie is. … This is not the stupid Hollywood, $100M version of a B movie. … This is a couple of steps of production value up from being straight-to-video.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:08:55

They’re all kids, so A for effort. Good job. … My favorite thing is … the ones that are 9 or 10? I think they’re outstanding. … Probs … is like a tiny Simon Pegg.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:20:52

The dynamic for the creatures isn’t ‘They’re aliens from space.’ It’s ‘They’re wild animals from space.’ … So a galactic p*ssy hunt is essentially what this movie is. Galactic P*ssy Hunt! It’s a ska band!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:48:38

[re: theme] A lot of your problems are solvable and are sometimes even of your own making just because you’re not taking the time to understand.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:10:37

It only just occurred to me that the character of Moses is like ‘Maybe I can lead them out.’ [laughter] ♪♫ Bom bom! ♪♫ To the Promised Land!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:20:03

So the big climax is ‘I’m gonna run thru this apartment while you run thru that apartment.’ In your face, Michael Bay. Good for you, movie!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:24:27

Cloud Atlas Show

This is a hard whiplashing movie, if you’re not ready– You gotta go limp, like you said. [laughter] … Strap in, relax your neck muscles as best you can.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @0:38:32

[re: Big Island] The dark-skinned people are the ones who have all the technology now. … The first life for Halle Berry, she’s on the ground, tattooed … and it’s exactly the opposite here.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @0:46:18

There’s a specific work from each time period that becomes referenced in the next one. … There’s some work of art, whether it’s Frobisher’s music, or the movie or– The diary… Yeah. … This is a story about telling stories.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:11:25

No one saw this movie. … It will be forgotten. No, it will not. … It’s gonna influence future generations. Someone’s gonna see this … and it’s gonna become a major turning point and eventually become a religion.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:35:35

[Hanks’ character] was going to [make] dentures, so that [a woman who wronged him] would buy them, so that at some party he could expose her for wearing cannibal dentures and totally ruin her for high society. Classic Hanks.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:39:17

I remember the first time I saw the trailer … I was like, ‘Why see any other movie when all the movies are in that one?’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:50:43

[Jim Sturgess] goes from from a coward to being an abolitionist to being a kung fu abolitionist in Neo-Seoul. [laughter] That’s a better name! … Kung Fu Abolitionist!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @2:53:00

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Zarban 2014.Mar.16 8pm:

Terrific analysis by the LA guys. They look deep into the themes and threads.

The After-the-Fall Hanks story that opens is a frame story and therefore is the “real” story and the “present” that we come back to in the end. Everything inside a frame story is flashback or dream or fantasy (see Princess Bride, Wizard of Oz, etc.)

They keep saying “TWIKE-er” rather than “TICK-ver” for the first 30 minutes.

rocketdave 2015.Jan.10 1am:

I first saw Cloud Atlas at a second-run theater the first week of 2013 and after watching it, predicted that it might very well turn out to be my favorite movie I’d see all year. I was right. As big a fan of the film as I am, it’s fantastic to hear a commentary from people who really get it and are, to varying degrees, unanimous in their praise of what I personally believe to be a truly impressive cinematic achievement.

I’m afraid I have to dispute Zarban’s suggestion that the post-apocalyptic part is the “real” story while a good deal of- if not everything else- we see in the movie is fiction or fantasy. That may be the case in the book, which, after a point, causes the reader to question what is “real” and what isn’t- in fact, now that I think about it, there’s a coda at the end of the “Sloosha’s Crossin'” chapter that even casts a shadow of doubt on Zachry’s tale- but in the movie, there’s no reason to assume that what occurs in the earlier time periods is any less real than what happens in the distant future.

Demolition Man Show

[re: Snipes’ deal] I’m not gonna read the script. I’m gonna say anything I want. And I’m gonna wear a suit made of tires. Yeah, no. He straight-up Jack Sparrows it.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @0:15:55

[Stallone wanted to know about the three seashells] The screenwriter … just pulled something out of his ass. The simplest— That’s what two of the seashells are for!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @0:50:39

It would be really creepy if they had actually done the full Pirates of the Caribbean thing with the under-the-ground exhibit. … Animatronic LA citizens? Just like gangbangers and someone punching a hooker over and over.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:00:41

[Teague explains the plot] Oh my god, this is The Time Machine with really lame morlocks.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:12:40

Okay, the sex thing. Woody Allen did it first. Did he? In Sleeper.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:18:59

We’ve crossed the point now where the movie now is just gonna become a random series of action beats for no particular reason without much justification, just to get us to the home stretch.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:40:48

[cryoprison shootout] They’re really pushing the naked ice butts. … The director’s like, ‘Listen! There needs to be butts all over! … This is my vision.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:53:11

Gravity Show

I was a big fan of the completion of the Miss Congeniality thrillogy, and I really wanted to see how that would play out. And I think it was … the most realistic of the three.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:14:35

It misses an opportunity to state the theme…. What it says is ‘Life in space is impossible.’ What I think it should say is ‘Life in a vacuum is impossible,’ because that’s … what this story is about: … connecting with other people.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:18:02

Realistically, you can’t jump to another spacecraft. So, my question to guys— Aw! Says you! [laughter] Not with that attitude!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:33:08

[re: International Space Station] I operate the electrical and thermal systems. … I work in Mission Control. … I’m in charge of the big solar arrays.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:41:53

That display is the command-and-control laptop of the space station. It doesn’t blink ‘FIRE’, but that is the interface thru which I command the vehicle.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @1:01:09

The movie … refuses to give her a break until literally the last second. … She’s got to get out of the f***in’ parachute! … But I’m allergic to kelp! … Now we’re in the final shot of the film. They just need to Photoshop in a shark fin.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @1:38:23

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Zarban 2014.Aug.10 11pm:

Fantastic work by What Are You Doing, Movie? with guest Anthony Vareha, an actual NASA ISS controller. Great work from the usual panelists, and nice insights from Anthony.

Groundhog Day (no quotes, one comment) Show

Comment:

rocketdave 2015.Feb.03 4pm:

Groundhog Day is an incredible movie- one of my favorites- but this commentary is only so-so. Everyone involved loves Groundhog Day, and I learned a few things over the course of their discussion (besides some info about earlier drafts of the script, the two most interesting tidbits I picked up were the fact that CMT bleeped out a totally inoffensive use of the word “gay” when that channel aired the movie and that a young Michael Shannon plays Fred, which I never noticed before, though the last time I saw this movie was a couple years ago and I’m not sure I even knew who he was at the time), but overall, it was not the most enjoyable or enlightening thing I’ve ever listened to.

Perhaps a bit too much time is spent gleefully describing the various ways this heartwarming film could have taken a much darker and more disturbing turn. Teague seems to assume that Phil and Rita will break up at some point in the future, which is kind of an odd and cynical thing to assume, especially after all Phil went through to get her and the fact that whenever most couples get together by the end of a movie, the audience is generally meant to infer that they lived happily ever after.

There’s also a point where Teague asks the others whether there was any way Phil could have recorded and preserved information from one iteration of the time loop to the next- like if he could have written a book the whole time he was reliving Feb 2nd repeatedly- even though it’s pretty obvious that Phil can’t change anything around him. I’ve never had reason to question Teague’s intelligence before, but I started to wonder about him after listening to this commentary. Well, in all fairness, we’re all guilty of saying stupid stuff at one time or another.

I dunno, maybe this movie is so great, no commentary is going to improve on it. Listening to this group of people yammering about it while it’s playing feels like an annoying distraction; I’d rather just watch the movie. Then again, given that I’ve had fun listening to plenty of other commentaries on some of my favorite films from the WAYDM gang in the past (such as Galaxy Quest, Cloud Atlas and Paper Moon), I might just have to conclude that this was possibly not their best effort.

Night of the Hunter (no quotes, one comment) Show

Comments:

rocketdave 2016.Mar.31 4am:

Night of the Hunter is one of those movies that I probably wouldn’t give a second thought to if I didn’t know about the sort of reach it’s had. It’s okay and has some neat atmospheric touches, but I don’t see it as outstanding. I got more out of this commentary than I did the movie itself. The guys point out some themes and innuendo that perhaps should have been obvious, but I’m afraid went over my head when I watched it on my own. I still can’t say I’m a big fan of Night of the Hunter, but clearly neither are most of the WAYDM crew. At least after listening to them, I appreciate the movie a bit more and have a better understanding of the influence it’s had, though I’m even more uncertain now whether it entirely merits the status it’s attained.

Van Helsing Show

The whole setup of the world is really fun and cool: … ‘James Bond, monster fighter’! And then the execution is where it all falls apart.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @0:08:04

Hyde felt really plasticky. I think it was a sub-surface scattering thing. And I think the werewolves tend to be too bright, which is probably an ambient occlusion thing. And both of those things were very new [and] expensive.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @0:30:14

[re: werewolf transformations] ‘In 30 seconds, I will be very, very dangerous.’ … [grunting] … ‘Uh— Oh! Pooped a little. Sorry.’ [laughter] … ‘Cramp! Cramp! … Don’t look! I can’t do it if you look.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @0:53:56

[Dracula] wants lots and lots of kids. Oh, he doesn’t give a f***, but they want kids. … When your wife turns 500, that biological clock is so loud. … ‘I’ve got to get them some babies to cuddle, just so they’ll shut up.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:08:45

Dorkman, when you’re trying to blend into a party, and you have the option to blend in by way of trapeze, don’t you take it?
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:35:18

It could have been interesting if Kate Beckinsale was the one that ended up as the werewolf. Oh! … She would be tweaked by that! … Ahh, that would have been so much better. And then Van Helsing has to fight her. He has to kill her.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:55:13

There are stakes here. He has got to kill Dracula so that the babies die. Right. [laughter] Which, as a sentence, as your third act thing for any movie, put that into The Muppets. … You have to kill Dracula so all the babies die!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @2:01:56


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Comments:

Zarban 2013.May.08 9am

Friends in Your Head take a cold, hard look at the Universal monster mash-up and pronounce it undead on arrival. Some of them like it well enough, and there’s some genuine analysis in addition to the mockery and a bit of background.

Quite good for a first attempt.

Fardawg 2014.Jul.26 12pm

There seemed to be some confusion over the origins of Igor.

Igor was not the creation of Mary Shelley. There is no assistant character in the novel at all.

The hunchback character played by Dwight Frye in the 1931 film is named Fritz. Fritz was a character first created for the 1823 play and I don’t believe he had a hunchback in that. Dwight Frye played a somewhat similar role (though not a hunchback) in “Bride of Frankenstein” named Karl.

“Ygor” was created for “Son of Frankenstein” (my favorite of the Universal Frankenstein films) and is played wonderfully by Bela Lugosi. This character was not a hunchback, but had a deformed neck from a failed hanging.

On a side note, the classic Frankenstein – stumbling and walking with the arms held out in front – actually came from the end of “The Ghost of Frankenstein” where Ygor’s brain is transplanted into the monster (now played by Lon Chaney Jr.). Their blood type isn’t the same, so the monster (now speaking with Ygor’s voice) goes blind and walks with his arms held out. In the next film, “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man”, Lugosi plays the monster (Lon Chaney Jr. is back to playing his great role as the Wolf Man) and acts blind, though his dialogue and the references to him being blind were cut from the film.

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Oh no!

I wonder what Derek's been getting up to lately. (BTW, sir, if you ever see this: I'd love a copy of your backup, if you have one — y'know, second location and all. This is too much good work to be lost forever. Please email me.)

...

Anyway, I'm going to cravenly snag whatever DIF stuff I can from the Wayback Machine. There were originally eleven pages of DIF quotes — it looks like only one has been archived, though. Here's that page of quotes.

(I'll put these in a spoiler box so they can be collapsed. Even at one page, it's a long-ish list.)

DIF quotes Show
I put this at the top of the stack of the Special Olympics file.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @2:20:15

The characters say, ‘We wanna know where we came from.’ And the movie’s supposed to go, ‘No, you do not.’ … That’s the unspoken contract that you make in an Alien movie. … But then instead, the movie goes, ‘Yeah? Well, keep at it!’
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @2:16:19

There’s no reason for [Vickers] to escape the ship because [ending], but then I was like, ‘Wait. Why was she even on the ship in the first place?’ … She literally accomplished nothing to the plot.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @2:06:27

I will actually praise this movie for a second. I love Idris Elba’s character, and his portrayal of the character. Yep. Yeah.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @1:22:02

Someone is trying to say something thematically about the relationship between David and his creators and us and our creators, and I have no f***ing idea what they’re trying to say.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @1:05:53

[re: Millburn] Dead alien life: way too scary. Live alien life actively threatening you? Adorable. … It’s acceptable for him to be one of those kinds of stupid.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @0:59:51

[re: Alien] There’s this vastness that humans are not prepared to deal with. … And then you get to Prometheus, and … Ridley Scott … made the universe smaller, because now it’s all about us.
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @0:54:41

It’s implied here … that they’re mercenary geologists or whatever– ‘Mercenary geologist’? That’s awesome. I’m goin’ back to school!
— Down in Front,
Prometheus @0:42:22

I can’t think of any other movie where completely going off the rails in the third act is the right choice.
— Down in Front,
Cabin in the Woods @1:40:39

[as horror film makers] We know these movies suck. … But we do it to save the universe. So that’s okay, right?
— Down in Front,
Cabin in the Woods @1:30:52

There’s a line in the script that I’m surprised they cut out. … She goes, ‘Is this your secret stash?’ He goes, ‘It’s my secret secret stash.’ … They’ve tampered with his pot but not that one, because nobody knew about that stash.
— Down in Front,
Cabin in the Woods @0:17:40

Brian, if you only have seven days in a week, how many of those days would you choose to spend watching Bradley Whitford walking around an office situation and talking? … Eight days a week!
— Down in Front,
Cabin in the Woods @0:09:31

[re: wager board] Your eye’s just gonna fall wherever it does. It happened, for me, to fall on ‘unicorn’. And were you filled with glee later? Yes! Because I totally didn’t think they were gonna pay that off!
— Down in Front,
Cabin in the Woods @0:42:14

Is this the first movie that you’ve actually completed before the credits are done? Yes, we’ve never done this before. … This is as close as you’ve come to actually ‘calling’ the movie.
— Down in Front,
Explorers @1:49:10

I like the idea of these kids growing up and seeing the movie Contact and going, ‘Nuh. … That’s not what happens at all.’
— Down in Front,
Explorers @1:28:58

We’re about to meet our guy. And the first thing he says is: ‘Eh, what’s up, doc?’ And that’s where everything goes to hell.
— Down in Front,
Explorers @1:19:50

‘Cocoa.’ Now who are the other two dogs? That’s what I wanna know! … Chanel and Number 5.
— Down in Front,
Explorers @0:47:33

[re: Me and Orson Welles] I liked it. Well, you like a lot of bad things. I invited you into my podcast. That’s true. And look how bad that turned out. All I do is this: pppppbbbth.
— Down in Front,
Explorers @0:30:20

We have an answer for why the answer is that way. … We’re not gonna show our hand yet, … but I’ll tell you one of the cards: John Wright. …. It’s like a clue! … John Wright in the third act with the candlestick!
— Down in Front,
Explorers @0:07:27

[re: Ma-ma’s slo-mo death] Bye, floor 199! Bye, floor 198!
— Down in Front,
Dredd @1:36:55

The main corrupt judge, … He wants to be doing Dredd. … He’s like ‘I’m gonna act two times as hard as everyone else. Oh, you can only see my mouth? Then I better do it four times.’
— Down in Front,
Dredd @1:17:35

[as urban planner] ‘By the way, on our giant, weirdo, mega, apartment complex mall, we do need to have an outdoor skate park for the kids. … I’m sure no more than 10 kids a year go off the building.
— Down in Front,
Dredd @1:01:39

Seriously, can we address the fact that Karl Urban looks like a f***in’ idiot the entire movie? He’s doin’ that stupid affected frown the whole time. That’s the way character is drawn. … He looks like Grumpy Cat.
— Down in Front,
Dredd @0:51:45

Dredd basically says, ‘Okay, it’s your assessment. What do we do?” And I get the impression that, if she made the wrong call, he would go with it. … And if they survive, then he would fail her.
— Down in Front,
Dredd @0:43:41

This not a magic bean. This is just us, a little worse off. … We’re mostly living this world already. Our police don’t dress like this, and—what else is different? … Which is what makes this … a legitimately great science fiction story.
— Down in Front,
Dredd @0:35:14

I like that the girl now has a relationship with the dog Precious (based on the novel Push by Sapphire.)
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @1:56:32

[Bill in Lippman house] There’s some more Nazi imagery. … There’s no telling tho. Maybe it’s Mrs. Lippman’s stuff. [laughter] Now that would be a great twist.
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @1:53:00

[re: lambs conversation] For this movie, this is the equivalent of a car chase.
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @1:17:15

Jonathan Demme has a brother named Ted Demme …. Had a brother…. Oh, yeah, he died. Way to bring it down. … We were watching Silence of the Lambs here, and now you’re gonna talk about dead people.
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @0:52:34

[re: Lector gets Miggs to kill himself] He can talk a person to death, which quietly raises the stakes for every time she speaks to him too.
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @0:28:02

[re: Miggs’ crude moment] Name an Oscar-winning movie where you saw this scene any other time in your life. I don’t think so. Did Something About Mary win an Oscar? [laughter] No; it was nominated, tho! [Golden Globe]
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @0:24:54

Everyone who speaks to Clarice is looking into the camera. And then, whenever it’s on her, speaking to someone, she’s looking just off camera. … You’re basically her.
— Down in Front,
Silence of the Lambs @0:13:15

This whole setup on the Statue of Liberty kind of screams David Hayter. … It’s a bit on the nose in terms of the whole— Symbolism. Racism, immigrant rights….
— Down in Front,
X-Men @1:32:01

If you told me tomorrow that Donald Trump had laser breath … and he needed someone to take him out, I’d be all for it. … Even without the laser breath, we should probably just have Robert Downey, Jr. take out Donald Trump.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @1:11:29

[re: other Marvel heroes] Captain America isn’t considered a mutant? No. Not at all. … He took a serum. He’s a drug addict.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @0:54:35

[re: concentration camp scene] I can remember being in the theater and going, ‘Oh this movie’s f***in’ for real.’ [laughter] This movie is not f***in’ around.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @0:16:16

I never liked Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. He played Jake in Animorphs! [laughter] … Or his twin brother. … He has a twin. He does, and they’re both dreamy. … Really? He has kind of a fist face.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @0:40:31

I’m glad we didn’t discover Storm in a Kenyan ghetto. … I’m glad that we didn’t spend the first 40 minutes of this movie going from X-Man to X-Man to X-Man, finding each of them.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @0:35:49

[Magneto’s plan] is kind of on the same level as the first Superman, where he’s like, ‘I’m buying up land.’ … It’s like a hedge fund manager for superpowers.
— Down in Front,
X-Men @0:07:10

The iconic line is … ‘Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it,’ which if anything states the theme of the movie, that’s the theme.
— Down in Front,
Unforgiven @1:49:43

These older quotes were randomly captured on the main landing page, so we get two more for free:

Now it’s $1.15! Continuity! Gas prices went up because of dinosaur attack! [laughter] The market got skittish.
— Down in Front,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park @2:03:16

There’s three musical numbers, and she’s in all three of them. And it’s because she was tremendously underwritten, but the director wanted the audience to feel like she had been there the whole time … [so] you care when she leaves.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:35:30

There's also one page, of two, of the quotes from the 'WAYDM'-era.

WAYDM quotes Show

The movie … refuses to give her a break until literally the last second. … She’s got to get out of the f***in’ parachute! … But I’m allergic to kelp! … Now we’re in the final shot of the film. They just need to Photoshop in a shark fin.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @1:38:23

Realistically, you can’t jump to another spacecraft. So, my question to guys— Aw! Says you! [laughter] Not with that attitude!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:33:08

That display is the command-and-control laptop of the space station. It doesn’t blink ‘FIRE’, but that is the interface thru which I command the vehicle.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @1:01:09

[re: International Space Station] I operate the electrical and thermal systems. … I work in Mission Control. … I’m in charge of the big solar arrays.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:41:53

It misses an opportunity to state the theme…. What it says is ‘Life in space is impossible.’ What I think it should say is ‘Life in a vacuum is impossible,’ because that’s … what this story is about: … connecting with other people.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:18:02

I was a big fan of the completion of the Miss Congeniality thrillogy, and I really wanted to see how that would play out. And I think it was … the most realistic of the three.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Gravity @0:14:35

[Jim Sturgess] goes from from a coward to being an abolitionist to being a kung fu abolitionist in Neo-Seoul. [laughter] That’s a better name! … Kung Fu Abolitionist!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @2:53:00

I remember the first time I saw the trailer … I was like, ‘Why see any other movie when all the movies are in that one?’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:50:43

[Hanks’ character] was going to [make] dentures, so that [a woman who wronged him] would buy them, so that at some party he could expose her for wearing cannibal dentures and totally ruin her for high society. Classic Hanks.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:39:17

No one saw this movie. … It will be forgotten. No, it will not. … It’s gonna influence future generations. Someone’s gonna see this … and it’s gonna become a major turning point and eventually become a religion.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:35:35

There’s a specific work from each time period that becomes referenced in the next one. … There’s some work of art, whether it’s Frobisher’s music, or the movie or– The diary… Yeah. … This is a story about telling stories.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @1:11:25

[re: Big Island] The dark-skinned people are the ones who have all the technology now. … The first life for Halle Berry, she’s on the ground, tattooed … and it’s exactly the opposite here.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @0:46:18

This is a hard whiplashing movie, if you’re not ready– You gotta go limp, like you said. [laughter] … Strap in, relax your neck muscles as best you can.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Cloud Atlas @0:38:32

It almost seems like it’s a social experiment that he’s doing, to be like, ‘I’m gonna go in amongst the monkeys and see how they behave.’ … I wanna be like, ‘Don’t look at how they treat Superman. Look at how they treat Clark Kent.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Superman: The Movie @1:02:01

Superman is not a very compelling hero in our modern vernacular. … The only interesting thing you can do with him is: you can’t hurt his body but you can break his heart.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Superman: The Movie @0:27:16

They offered the role of Superman, like you do, to every star they could. … My favorite … was Schwarzenegger. … ‘Cause here’s the thing: … I see that as Superman, but come for Superman; stay for his attempt at Clark Kent.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Superman: The Movie @0:19:41

So the big climax is ‘I’m gonna run thru this apartment while you run thru that apartment.’ In your face, Michael Bay. Good for you, movie!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:24:27

It only just occurred to me that the character of Moses is like ‘Maybe I can lead them out.’ [laughter] ♪♫ Bom bom! ♪♫ To the Promised Land!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:20:03

[re: theme] A lot of your problems are solvable and are sometimes even of your own making just because you’re not taking the time to understand.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @1:10:37

The dynamic for the creatures isn’t ‘They’re aliens from space.’ It’s ‘They’re wild animals from space.’ … So a galactic p*ssy hunt is essentially what this movie is. Galactic P*ssy Hunt! It’s a ska band!
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:48:38

They’re all kids, so A for effort. Good job. … My favorite thing is … the ones that are 9 or 10? I think they’re outstanding. … Probs … is like a tiny Simon Pegg.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:20:52

This is what a real B movie is. … This is not the stupid Hollywood, $100M version of a B movie. … This is a couple of steps of production value up from being straight-to-video.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:08:55

What was so refreshing about this movie is that it’s an alien invasion movie, and the … point is to save a sh*tty council estate in south London. … Yeah. … People think that the only way to attain stakes is with scope—bad argument.
— WAYDM,
Attack the Block @0:03:30

[cryoprison shootout] They’re really pushing the naked ice butts. … The director’s like, ‘Listen! There needs to be butts all over! … This is my vision.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:53:11

We’ve crossed the point now where the movie now is just gonna become a random series of action beats for no particular reason without much justification, just to get us to the home stretch.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:40:48

Okay, the sex thing. Woody Allen did it first. Did he? In Sleeper.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:18:59

[Teague explains the plot] Oh my god, this is The Time Machine with really lame morlocks.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:12:40

It would be really creepy if they had actually done the full Pirates of the Caribbean thing with the under-the-ground exhibit. … Animatronic LA citizens? Just like gangbangers and someone punching a hooker over and over.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @1:00:41

[Stallone wanted to know about the three seashells] The screenwriter … just pulled something out of his ass. The simplest— That’s what two of the seashells are for!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @0:50:39

[re: Snipes’ deal] I’m not gonna read the script. I’m gonna say anything I want. And I’m gonna wear a suit made of tires. Yeah, no. He straight-up Jack Sparrows it.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Demolition Man @0:15:55

[re: change the end] I’m 105% sure that William Goldman is better at screenwriting than me, and that [he] understands it at a weird Yoda level, like a sentient crystal of screenwriting, [laughter] but I totally disagree with [him].
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @1:53:32

This is not a ‘hero’s journey’ story. … Really, this story is a tragedy. … We start out good. And it gets worse. And it gets worse. Then it gets as worse as it gets. Then you’re done. … Fun and games, superposse, Bolivia, dead.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @1:01:06

Just character-wise, we’re talking about the same energy as Firefly. … I never really connected that, but I think Firefly/Serenity owes quite a bit in tone and overall structure and approach to Butch Cassidy.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:54:55

So, why is this movie a classic? According to William Goldman: luck. … [Actually,] it defies your expectations consistently with two people that it is very easy to like.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:47:31

There’s three musical numbers, and she’s in all three of them. And it’s because she was tremendously underwritten, but the director wanted the audience to feel like she had been there the whole time … [so] you care when she leaves.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:35:30

[re: knife fight] Apparently, they had to go back and forth a lot with the censors on that. That was revolutionary at the time. … And the studio was like, ‘He’s breaking the rules!’ The point is: we’re breaking the rules.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:31:30

There are stakes here. He has got to kill Dracula so that the babies die. Right. [laughter] Which, as a sentence, as your third act thing for any movie, put that into The Muppets. … You have to kill Dracula so all the babies die!
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @2:01:56

It could have been interesting if Kate Beckinsale was the one that ended up as the werewolf. Oh! … She would be tweaked by that! … Ahh, that would have been so much better. And then Van Helsing has to fight her. He has to kill her.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:55:13

Dorkman, when you’re trying to blend into a party, and you have the option to blend in by way of trapeze, don’t you take it?
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:35:18

[Dracula] wants lots and lots of kids. Oh, he doesn’t give a f***, but they want kids. … When your wife turns 500, that biological clock is so loud. … ‘I’ve got to get them some babies to cuddle, just so they’ll shut up.’
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Van Helsing @1:08:45

There's also a page of Geekza quotes. I think this is actually all of them. (We didn't do many commentaries.)

Geekza quotes Show

[as alien] In gratitude for your helping me, I will destroy your brain. [laughter] Here’s that gift. Here’s that gift, where I will make your eyes explode. It’s really for the other guy. … If you see him, just pass it along.
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @1:55:46

I think this is a really cool little moment, particularly as we pull back and there’s the one. I like how it’s leaning over like, ‘Aw, I wish I had a head.’
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @1:49:30

So … the skull is an ant repellent. That’s clever. The skull is like Superman. It has whatever powers they want it to. … [as Kevin Smith as Jon Peters] Just no suit. It’s too faggy.
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @1:34:03

And then the monkeys know to attack the bad guys somehow. Nobody else. They’re helping [Mutt] drive.
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @1:29:04

Is he talkin’ all archaeological at [Indy] here? He’s a greaser who knows archaeology? Oh, wait till you see the things that this greaser knows.
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @0:36:04

‘Thank God you got into that refrigerator.’ They don’t let it go, either! … They keep bringing it up? Yeah! They’ll bring it up one more time. … I’m like, why do you keep throwing that in my face? Let it go. Move on. I was gonna let it go.
— Geekza,
Indy 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull @0:29:11

The penitent man… kneels before God! The penitent man barrel rolls before God! That’s the most penitent thing I’ve ever seen!
— Geekza,
Indy 3: Last Crusade @1:53:16

Hey look, there’s a bulletin board. … ‘Sign-ups for the Nazi volleyball league are available until Wednesday.’ [as German] You vill join now!
— Geekza,
Indy 3: Last Crusade @0:54:33

This is one of my fantasies: wake up in a room, the end of the day— And your mom’s hitting on you? No! With Lea Thompson!
— Geekza,
Back to the Future

That’s Huey Lewis, but is that The News along with him? No. That is most definitely not The News.
— Geekza,
Back to the Future

What character from an existing movie that has nothing to do with pirates could easily fit into this universe? … Val Kilmer. … in any movie. [Laughter] Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! Gay Perry: professional pirate.
— Geekza,
PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl

Orlando Bloom looks nothing like Stellan Skarsgaard. … If you take off … the barnacles— … He still looks nothing— … Go watch Good Will Hunting, go see him in his natural habitat: Harvard.
— Geekza,
PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl

The governor…, her father, just reminds me of Fozzie Bear’s character in Muppet Treasure Island.
— Geekza,
PotC: Curse of the Black Pearl

You want to know something about Jeff Goldblum that no one’s ever thought of before? … He could play Jack Sparrow. … I think he could play Jack Sparrow’s older, smarter brother.
— Geekza,
Jurassic Park

It also looks like at least some of the actual episode pages are still up, which include more quotes. I might make a project out of capturing those at some point. For instance, here are all the quotes from Butch Cassidy:

Butch Cassidy quotes Show
[re: knife fight] Apparently, they had to go back and forth a lot with the censors on that. That was revolutionary at the time. … And the studio was like, ‘He’s breaking the rules!’ The point is: we’re breaking the rules.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:31:30

There’s three musical numbers, and she’s in all three of them. And it’s because she was tremendously underwritten, but the director wanted the audience to feel like she had been there the whole time … [so] you care when she leaves.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:35:30

So, why is this movie a classic? According to William Goldman: luck. … [Actually,] it defies your expectations consistently with two people that it is very easy to like.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:47:31

Just character-wise, we’re talking about the same energy as Firefly. … I never really connected that, but I think Firefly/Serenity owes quite a bit in tone and overall structure and approach to Butch Cassidy.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @0:54:55

This is not a ‘hero’s journey’ story. … Really, this story is a tragedy. … We start out good. And it gets worse. And it gets worse. Then it gets as worse as it gets. Then you’re done. … Fun and games, superposse, Bolivia, dead.
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @1:01:06

[re: change the end] I’m 105% sure that William Goldman is better at screenwriting than me, and that [he] understands it at a weird Yoda level, like a sentient crystal of screenwriting, [laughter] but I totally disagree with [him].
— What Are You Doing, Movie?,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @1:53:32

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Right?

Right?

I was saying it at the time: the forums are better than the show.

(I swear to god, I've been poking my way through a reply to this for the past two days. Still am. Sorry.)

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And if it was released in converted 3D — I don't know — god help those poor bastards.

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Saniss wrote:
Faldor wrote:

I wouldnt be surprised if Disney didn't slow things down for a while

They're going to, apparently. Can't remember where I read this but Solo not exactly being a huge box office hit, they're gonna go back to a one-per-year ratio.

I can't think of a better way to lose twenty billion dollars than to impatiently flood the market with Star Wars.

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Love ya, Tom, but at least two things in this post aren't okay: A) 'people of your kind'; B) the whole last sentence.

You can contribute to a conversation involving personal opinions, or stay out of it. What you can't do is A) shoot unsupported ad hominems at someone else's opinion, and then B) refuse to debate your reasons. That's trolling.

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Thanks for writing this.

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What's your opinion of... the plot point in question?

(I wanted a temporary repreive from the spoiler tag.  tongue )