Wednesday, January 27, 2016
F This Movie! - From Dusk Till Dawn
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Also discussed this episode: Kill Bill (2004), The Boy (2016), Dirty Grandpa (2016), The Man from UNCLE (2015), Blood Rage (1987), No Tears for the Dead (2015), Goosebumps (2015), The Expendables 3 (2014)
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I believe Tarantino offered John Travolta the role of Seth Gecko, but Travolta turned it down and accepted the role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction instead. From what I recall, Travolta doesn't have an affinity for vampire movies. Anyway I digress, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on From Dusk Till Dawn, guys.ReplyDelete
Great as always guys. I have a suggestion for a movie for a podcast and it fits well since it's the 30th anniversary and it's the ultimate love letter to your hometown Ferris Bueller's Day Off.ReplyDelete
QT having a good Foot fetish scene here. Great film for a podcast. Down loading now, saving to make me smile in work tomorrowReplyDelete
No Tears for the Dead was so disappointing not because it was bad, or because Man From Nowhere is so great (one of my top 5 favorites), but because it could be sooooooo good if it had one more action set piece and was 15-30 min shorter.ReplyDelete
Wasn't there some woman who you deemed to be the new LCJ, Adam? I forget who she was, but she sure was something.ReplyDelete
Grace Randolph. I OD'd on her videos.Delete
She was funny, I like the way her voice goes up and down delivering dialog.Delete
Can't wait for the '90s mall movies list.ReplyDelete
Can't agree more. I nominate all of the Riddick movies.Delete
I'm already at like 30 movies for the list. I'll make it a seriesDelete
Sounds so fun!Delete
Really enjoyed the podcast as always but I have to respectfully disagree about Full Tilt Boogie. Just because the people documented are acting like terrible self-involved assholes doesn't mean the documentary is terrible. I find it completely fascinating and one of the better behind the scenes documentaries I've seen. Sure it could have been seriously trimmed, but there is a lot of solid gold in this documentary. I think anyone interested in how movies are made should see this. 90's Hollywood types are mainly terrible!ReplyDelete
I don't think it's terrible because the people in it are acting smug. I think it's bad because you learn very little about the creative process of making the movie. Just my opinion though. If you like the doc that's awesome.Delete
I liked Full Tilt Boogie very much, but the podcast got me thinking about something. What if nobody had ever planned on Full Tilt Boogie in the first place? What if the only intention, due to the IATSE issue Quentin, Robert and Lawrence were having during the shoot moved them to want to get the head of IATSE on camera, and later decided they wanted to expose the guy for how he was treating the production (and perhaps other productions at the time), and they encouraged the director of the "documentary" to shoot filler to bring it to feature length. Productions ordinarily have someone document everything anyway, even if the intention isn't always for us to see it. But it would explain all of those moments of George and Quentin hamming shit up and all the moments of the crew at down time.Delete
Great podcast on a movie I certainly don't love like I used to but still holds up alright. I didn't grow up anywhere near a mall with a movie theatre (barely a mall for that matter) but somehow I know exactly what you mean.ReplyDelete
I just watched the intro to Full Tilt Boogie on YouTube and though it was pretty painful, I feel strongly compelled to watch it. For the record they don't call the guy with the poster "fag", they say it to some other poor schmuck that they face-push into a wall. It's funny how much more "acceptable" that word was in the 90s - like, my first thought in their defense was that the way they said it together at the same time they might have been riffin on Bill & Ted, but I guess that wasn't funny either.
You mean like this?! PG kids movie at that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDl8wQb1A-QDelete
great podcast as always guys. Re your comments on Vacation - yes the funny parts all have to do with the car. I think you mentioned the plug (because it was a hybrid)that if I recall had a corkscrew. Inspired. Unlike the rest of the film.ReplyDelete
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This was my first ever rated R movie I saw without an adult in the theater, such good memories there! Regarding the "turn" in this movie though...I understand if you've never heard anything about this movie and are watching it today, but I remember when this movie was being marketed before it came out and it was one hundred percent vampire movie...in fact the biggest surprise might have been how long it took to get to the vampires.ReplyDelete
Great cast again fellas. Also Patrick I've adopted "mean spirited" in my daily vernacular to talk about movies so keep using it because it's a great descriptor!ReplyDelete
As always that was fun, made my work day go by so much easier today, Thank you, you mentioned all the great stuff I love, I think it might of been the first film documentary I had seen? It sticks in my mind as being a behind the scenes when that was new and exciting seeing behind the curtain, Did you mention Savini's Dick and Balls gun! I may of missed that bit, That always makes me smile, and Tom trying to hide the fact he is changing too is really great, lastly I remember the Heart used that gets stabbed by the pencil is the same Heart used in Friday the 13th part 9, Jason goes to HellReplyDelete
"Everybody be cool, YOU! Be cool"
Ah From Dusk til Dawn has always been a fun fav of mine, sadly I missed it in the theatres but for some reason was really excited about it when it came out on vhs (near the end of an era) even though I knew very little about it.ReplyDelete
Its a shame that fun mid budget horror movies like this one are so few and far between, also that Robert Rodriguez has seemed to have gotten lost in the computer, after seeing Machete Kills I felt like I owed George Lucas an apology.
Adam I'm sorry you had a rough time with Dirty Grandpa, I'm a bit ashamed to say I kinda liked the movie (I saw it in Las Vegas so that might kind of play in.) May I recommend a new column for you "I wanna FUCK, FUCK, FUCKIN kill myself" for new super bad movies.
***SPOILERS FOR FROM DUSK TILL DAWN***ReplyDelete
As one of the rare individuals who didn't know about the turn in the middle, I thought the movie was fantastic. I'm a fan of both crime dramas and monster horror so I dug this movie a lot. I didn't mind the tonal separation that much. I saw it in my late teens, when I was less film-literate, so that might've influenced my perception.
On a side note, I highly encourage Patrick to rewatch PTA's THE MASTER. Paul Thomas Anderson is one of those rare directors where, if you ask which of his movies is their favorite, you'll get a different answer every time. BOOGIE NIGHTS and THERE WILL BE BLOOD are both fantastic, probably considered PTA's best by a slim margin, but THE MASTER has a special place in my heart.
I had a really fun afternoon by rewatching this then listening to this podcast. I really like the way you discuss the two parts of the movie, it helped me with my thoughts about it as it was still only my second viewing. Great work, as usual!ReplyDelete