Wednesday, May 27, 2015

F This Movie! - Unbreakable

Patrick and Adam Riske are the only survivors of this podcast and they don't have a scratch on them.



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Also discussed this episode: Tomorrowland (2015), Poltergeist (2015), No No: A Dockumentary (2014), That Guy Dick Miller (2014), The Great Muppet Caper (1982), Blade Runner (1982), Buzzard (2015)

44 comments:

  1. I really love this movie. The way Dunn's powers gradually sneak up on him (and on the viewer) really makes it a 'believable' story (as in: no destroyed cities, no giant monsters). I wouldn't mind a sequel!

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  2. Ive seen this movie and this podcast is the perfect reason to watch it.

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  3. Happy birthday Riske!

    When this popped up in my podcast app my immediate reaction was "Why are they doing a TV show?" So Patrick, you're not alone in hearing that song every time you see that word now (I guess that's obvious since Erica does it too).

    Great stuff, gave me lots of laughs!

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  4. Great podcast. I want cake!
    Really enjoyed the different perspectives. It is always really interesting when there are some differing views.

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    1. Thanks Steve! I think there's some cake left over.

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  5. Oh my god I just watched that Lights Camera Jackson review on YouTube and it's entertainment value to me was priceless. He's way too articulate and it freaks me out. Everyone check it out.

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    1. I feel so bad for him and yet I don't want him to ever change.

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    2. Adam, Howard Stern does a rant about this kid on his show that's also on YouTube and it's hilarious lol

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    3. I watched a tiny part of his '12 days of Christmas' and my gosh I had to turn it off. Is Patrick right? Is watching it technically bullying? haha

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  6. I know I'm not the only one who thinks Ducky from Pretty In Pink is about one college semester away from coming out. (From stuff I've seen over the years, Molly Ringwald is in on this theory and Jon Cryer is not.)

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    1. I could see that happening for sure.

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  7. The Last Airbender is one of the worst movies ever made and After Earth is complete garbage. I will argue for his other movies, though. Lady in the Water isn't great but I like it. I love the Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs and the Village. I think you should give the Village another shot. I sort of agree about Adrian Brody. His performance is a problem but doesn't really bother me. Bryce Dallas Howard and Joaquin Phoenix make the movie. Forget about the twist...fuck the twist. I liked it much better watching it later knowing the twist and not worrying about. Everybody talks about the twists in his movies like they forgot how great the other parts of the movies are. If you watch it a second time and don't like it then you can tell me to go fuck myself(please don't, I'm very fragile). Then there's the Happening. I hated the movie the first time I saw it in the movie theater. Now, I fucking love it. It is hilarious. I'm probably wrong but I think it is a tremendous dark comedy. I couldn't stand Mark Wahlberg's performance but now I think it's brilliant. He's starts to talk to a plant but then realizes it's fake. It makes me laugh ever time. I love it.

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    1. If it's a dark comedy, they just stumbled upon that. Which means that it isn't, and that the movie is really bad. When a movie isn't supposed to be a comedy, but is a comedy to you (which is just fine by the way, enjoy it as much as you want) means the filmakers failed.

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  8. I'm with Riske on bad youtube movie critics. it's like a competition of who can tell worse jokes, make the point meaningless score scale and put on a worse fake-voice. I can't get enough, but I honestly can't tell why they're so popular. Do we really need Jeremy Jahns to tell us the new Avengers was "like totally awesome dude!"?

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    1. Jeremy Jahns is very popular. I have no idea why. That guy has garbage insights.

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    2. There's a huge swell of anti-intellectualism in film criticism right now, and I think Jahns thrives off that. It's a phenomenon I refer to as "dumb like me." It's strange, I think because everyone watches movies, everyone thinks their opinions are as valid as anyone else's.

      My favorite thing about Jahns is how often he completely misses the point. In his Wolf of Wall Street review, he said Leo's character made him feel like going out and getting a wall street job right then and there. Which is like a 13-year-old's reaction to just seeing money and cars and beautiful women. And then he was doing the McCaughnahey chest-bump, like it was a cool thing to do.

      He also routinely steals old jokes from other critics. Like in his Furious 7 review, he kept harping on a joke that all Vin Diesel talks about is family....which is a Fast & Furious 6 joke. So he's 1 movies and 2 years too late. And these are 2 of the like 10 videos of his I've seen, I'm sure there's a million more examples.

      Also, I need to thank you, Riske, because of you I watched terrible, awful Flick Pick videos for like an hour last night. Happy birthday!

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  9. I could only find one episode. I haven't listened to what's on the link, but is this the show you were taking about?

    http://www.podcast.org.il/movie-junkies-podcast-309237/

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  10. Gotta admit, the only YouTube reviewer who I actually enjoy is Chris Stuckmann

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    1. I'm a big fan of Chris Stuckmann. I binged his reviews when I first "discovered" his channel. My only beef is he's very sponsor-ish and someone once said he is doing a Richard Roeper impression and now I can't get that out of my mind.

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    2. I like Chris stuckmann reviews also. I can't thank him enough for explaining only God forgives and Enemy.

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    3. That Enemy video was how I first found his channel. It's pretty terrific. He should do more of those.

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    4. I also like Stuckmann and just like you, Adam, I binged his videos when I stumbled upon him early this year ( I know I´m pretty late on youtube and podcasts).
      After checking out others on youtube like Jahns, Schmoes, FlickPick and others I settled with Stuckmann and Mark Kermode.

      By the way, right now I binge the podcasts here on fthismovie and like them very much, so expect some comments on older posts.

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    5. Oh, regarding "Unbreakable". I love this movie. For me the best Shyamalan ever. I can´t count how often I have seen this since watching it for the first time on the big screen in 2000 and simply been blown away with tears in my eyes on several occasions during it´s runtime. James Newton Howard's score is amazing and sadly, looking at Shyamalans latest disasters from Happening to After earth, mostly the only thing that works in those movies.

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    6. I DID like Stuckmann (past tense): http://whathappenedtofuryofthefilmfan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/fury-of-film-fan-what-really-happened.html?m=1

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  11. This was a super funny episode guys. Had a great time with the listen. The bad critics discussion was gold.

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    1. I'm kicking myself for not mentioning AMC Movie Talk. That's almost as bad as Lights Camera Jackson

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    2. I watched one video of LCJ and oh my god. I will be coming back for more. And I watched 40 seconds of AMC movie talk and oh my god. I will never be back. I couldn't even make it through the introductions it's insufferable. And apparently the only movies that exist according to their video titles are superhero movies. That's literally it.

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  12. It's good to know there are other people besides me who like Miami vice 2006

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  14. Adam's LCJ has a bit of Marge Gunderson. Heh. I also love Unbreakable. Probably the only Shyamalan I can still watch.

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  15. I watch both John on the Flick Pick and Chris Stuckman. I am a fan of YouTube film criticism, haha.

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  16. Happy birthday Adam

    Ok firstly I will admit I also break down at the news paper scene in the movie just like Adam does, it gets me every single time

    And to comment on the being Crazy discussion about Samuel's character, when Adam replied its because he's crazy! I don't think it is that, I think for the whole film he feels he is crazy because he feels he has a purpose he doesn't yet know about, but more importantly once he finds out he has a purpose and later finds out what it is he knows he isn't crazy, ironically that is the time he is sent to the mental institution, the first time he realises he isn't crazy is the first time everyone else thinks he IS!
    I love that tie up a lot, you could of ended the film perfectly on that reveal, not the hero's journey but the villain's, he gets sent to the institution for being crazy and the only person who knows he isn't crazy wont speak, creating the perfect split between hero and villain, the perfect set up for part 2 with the villain in prison feeling that he was let down by the hero, the only other person who knows the truth

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    1. I think the other key line to his motivation is his line "I'm not a mistake." This is a man who's lived with a gruesome and very limiting disability his whole life, one that has isolated him from others. As many in that situation might do, he's spent a long time trying to find meaning in it, to convince himself he hasn't endured all that he has just for some random genetic anomaly but for a higher purpose.

      So when he starts getting into comic books and sees others who are different from the norm who use that difference to establish identities for themselves, it does make sense (albeit a demented sense) that he would do anything necessary to supplant his apparent reality with that of a comic book.

      It could also be seen as reflecting the dangers of obsessive fandom, where a fan can no longer recognize the boundaries between his fannish interests and reality.

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  17. I have not read all the comments, so I apologize if this has been said....but, life over at 33? Your Scottie Pippen birthday has some crazy significance. I could be wrong, but didn't Chris Farley, John Belushi, Bon Scott, and Jesus fucking Christ all drop at 33?

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  18. Its true that most Youtube film "criticism" is shit, but some of it is really good. That stuff can just be hard to find. Here is one guy I really like. He does a weird voice and some bad humor, but he is so good and so smart he'll drive you nuts when he takes 6 months to post.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WeEy1LcpIA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvEgETtPBDI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrjHaDwev5U

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  19. I have not read all the comments, so I apologize if this has been said....but, life over at 33? Your Scottie Pippen birthday has some crazy significance. I could be wrong, but didn't Chris Farley, John Belushi, Bon Scott, and Jesus fucking Christ all drop at 33?

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  20. I think my biggest issue with this film is that it brings up interesting concepts but essentially does nothing with them. I heard originally shamalamadingdong wanted this to be 1/3 of the original movie, but he axed the rest of the script and stretched it out. We see Mr.glass for what he is but we don't see the result of that, or what Willis's real reaction is.Would he really walk out of that office? I don't think so. What are the implications of Willis being unbreakable? I don't think that is really dealt with well with this film.

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  21. I'll just leave this here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2YNWJ2hS6c

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    1. For some reason I was hoping Riske's impression wasn't as accurate as it is.

      So have you recruited this kid to the site yet? He's got a certain zazz that you all could learn from. :P

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