Wednesday, January 28, 2015

F This Movie! - Heathers

Patrick and Doug are so very.



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Also discussed this episode: American Sniper (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Contracted (2013), Everly (2014), Thief (1981), Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014), Borgman (2014), The Congress (2014)



30 comments:

  1. Great, another movie I've never seen that now I'll have to watch so I can listen to the podcast. At least this one is streaming on Netflix Instant at the moment, but for how long? :-(

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  2. Patrick, completely agree - Drafthouse is workin' it these days! Borgman was decent (over-hyped for me, unfortunately) and R100 is insane. Loved that film.

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  3. I saw The Congress at some point last year and while I didn't like it, overall, quite as much as Patrick I think....it's worth seeing. It really does fit as an ambitious failure to me, but one really worth seeing if only for the Robin Wright performance.

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  4. Oh hey, forgot to mention; Winona Ryder was very good in a BBC movie from last year titled Turks & Caicos, a modern spy thriller starring Bill Nighy that's really worth checking out. (It's a great cast; Christopher Walken not sleepwalking, Ruper Graves, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter in normal mode, Dylan Baker and Meredith Eaton among others.)

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    1. I'm in. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    2. I just realized that I have seen "Page Eight" (Bill Nighy same character) which I really enjoyed.

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  5. Looking forward to this podcast. One of the great films from the 1980s (comedy, drama, morality story, creates its own vocabulary). When this movie came out, I gave VHS copies to a couple of my English/Film teachers while attending middle school. At first they didn't know what to think of the movie. A couple decades later, they told me it's one of the films they revisit time and time again.

    (In 1999, when the media was going nuts blaming The Matrix for the Columbine shootings, I always found it odd that this film was never brought up. Maybe in 1999, this film was thought to be "just" a teen relic from the 80s, but in actuality, it predicts many of the attitudes we see today. Daniel Waters was a genius.)

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  6. Just watched Thief on your recommendation, Patrick, followed immediately by Manhunter (just to see another Mann movie). I really enjoyed the procedurals (vault cracking in one, profiling a serial killer in another), which are juxtaposed with jarringly intense clkmaxes which almost ruin the films for me. However, the amount of tension and stakes are raised so high that by the end, you the viewer need that visceral resolution. I'd recommend both, and I'd like to know what other movies you'd recommend (Patrick and others) based on those movies.

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    1. If you liked Manhunter, try To Live and Die in L.A. Similar tone, same leading man, but still unlike other procedurals.

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  7. Oh man, I just watched Heathers this morning so I could listen to the podcast. and it is completely insane. I love it, but it is absolute insanity. Had me laughing so very hard in so many spots. I think some of my favorite interactions were between the teachers, particularly how they seemed to act no more mature then the crazy students they were looking over.

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    1. Of course everyone is insane, because this movie universe is insane. Great podcast though guys. It got me to finally check this movie out, so thanks.

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  8. Caught me off guard

    Firstly ive not seen Heathers. I have seen the Cute front cover. Attractive Couple cuddling. Seen it all before.

    Then in the podcast you start talking about Suicide, Date Rape, Villains, hang on thats not what the film looks like. Is this podcast for the same film? I am really interested in this crazy movie now, Cheers

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  9. Yeah another podcast. I remember watching Heather's for the first time when I was 10 at a slumber party. My was blown, I wasn't sure what it was but only that it when there. I loved it.

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  10. Is there a way to download the episodes to iTunes? When I click Download this episode here, it just opens in a different page, it doesn't download.

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    1. It can be downloaded directly in iTunes by searching our show. Does that help hopefully?

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    2. I mean for episodes past the 100 on iTunes.

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    3. Oh, sorry. I don't think so. I've never been able to figure that out with other podcasts either.

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    4. Alright. I figured it out.
      Thanks

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  11. Doug why don't you have a Roku? you wouldn't have to jump through all those hoops.

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    1. Agree. Gave my sister a Roku 2 for Christmas. She and my niece have gone to town on it, to the point that it's now their go-to device for Netflix viewing, ahead of even the all mighty iPad. If I didn't have a Smart TV (though it's kind of dumb now since it's a 2012 model) I'd get a Roku myself. :-)

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  12. I love all things 80's, so Heathers has been on my list of shame for far too long. Your podcast was the final shove I needed to get me to finally watch it. Why did I wait so long? This movie is fantastically twisted, and just so very. Great movie, great podcast. Thanks guys!

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    1. Thanks, Kyle! If we got just one more person to see Heathers, our work was not in vain.

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  13. Oh my god, I just finished listening to this and realized it's the most recent one and that I haven't missed your movie fest! I'm moving into a new apartment and I work on Sundays so I doubt I'll be able to participate, but now I'm definitely going to try!

    I watched Heathers for the first time last year and was struck by how impossible it would have been to make today with all the suicide and school bullying etc. Glad it managed to be made when it did!

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  14. Opinion? What is an okay age to begin watching movies like this? I continually try and introduce movies that my husband tells me "are too much" for our kids. I grew up watching Nightmare on Elmstreet when I was 7, so I apparently have no objectivity. I am so excited to start showing our 9 year old some decent non PG movies. Heathers is another movie that I'd love to show him and talk to him about. He's an awesome and insightful kid but I don't want to traumatize him.

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  15. Opinion? What is an okay age to begin watching movies like this? I continually try and introduce movies that my husband tells me "are too much" for our kids. I grew up watching Nightmare on Elmstreet when I was 7, so I apparently have no objectivity. I am so excited to start showing our 9 year old some decent non PG movies. Heathers is another movie that I'd love to show him and talk to him about. He's an awesome and insightful kid but I don't want to traumatize him.

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    1. I started watching the Elm Street movies around 10 (against my parents' wishes and without their knowledge) and saw Heathers at 14...I don't think I was too young for viewing the latter (though I was a weirdly mature kid in some ways, more interested in the social themes than the profanity) but in the former case, I think now 10 -was- probably too young. I'd wait at least a couple more years before showing your son Heathers.

      In any case, I commend you on watching these movies with your son and especially on your willingness to discuss them with him--more parents need to do this.

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