Wednesday, February 22, 2017

F This Movie! 374: Titanic

Patrick and Adam Riske go down with the ship.



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Also discussed this episode: Above the Rim (1994), Anaconda (1997),  XX (2017), Crossroads (2002), Girlfriend's Day (2017), The Other Side (2015), Design for Living (1933) The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

30 comments:

  1. Ahh I never thought this day would come! I have such a complicated relationship with this movie.

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  2. mr riske, you should've gone to the great wall. not the greatest movie ever, but it's beautiful

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  3. That Crossroads story is a god damn gem, Adam. I do a similar thing every time someone catches me listening to Natalie Imbruglia

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    1. Nice! I love her song "Leave Me Alone." Hot Take: Better than "Torn"

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    2. I mean, nothing is better than Torn, but I respect your opinion....here's a gift basket, and some cab fare.

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  4. Late 90's teen singer rankings and no Christina Aguilera....Shame Adam Riske, Shame. It was Britney vs. Christina all day on MTV's TRL, lol.

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  5. I've been laughing for about an hour at Riske mentioning "When you have no credibility" and faster than a speeding bullet Patrick says "You mean, like Trump!"

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  6. Loving these epic-lengthed 1997 podcasts.

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  7. If you do more 97's I'd love to hear you guys talk about Jackie Brown, The Rainmaker, or As Good As It Gets, and all the reasons those movies are awesome or not so much awesome.

    Also there's Turbulence, for these turbulent times. Or BAPS. There's always BAPS.

    BAPS is my personal Babadook.

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    1. Oh, BAPS. I've never seen Turbulence though I've always wanted to see Turbulence.

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    2. Get ready for a bumpy ride.

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  8. The whole Danny Nucci thing, spot on. But did you guys notice how bossy Jack is?? He is constantly yelling at Rose and ordering her to do stuff. My friend and I once counted how many times he screams "Rose!" once the ship starts going down, and it averaged like twice a minute.

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  9. I almost laughed really inappropriately loud in front of people at your Danny Nucci impressions.

    I agree...that Titanic was mostly AWESOME! It's just something I never questioned. I always loved the ship sinking parts and like you mentioned, Bill Paxton's crew describing it. I always thought this movie was really smart, like- again as you mentioned- I felt I was in good hands from the beginning.

    You brought up that last scene where Rose doesn't go to her family but to Jack after she dies (which might still make me cry)-its striking to me now because it's not something most movies can do. I don't think you can easily keep characters locked into relationships they had hundreds of years ago because it just goes against the nature of time and human experience and most movies don't attempt it. But this movie was just such an AMBITIOUS fairytale, directed so on its own terms...that part really sticks out as evidence to me that this movie pulls off a lot of things other movies couldn't do.

    You guys didn't talk about how Jack is the quintessential manic pixie dream boy! I don't know if this appeals to all women (or girls at the time), but it certainly appealed to me. Plus Kate Winslet had recently done Sense & Sensibility, I think, and I related to her and loved her, so this was a really comfortable fantasy zone for me. Then I feel like I grew up and realized this story's an anomaly and usually women are killed off or disappear. Not that male lovers should be killed off, but, that realization sucked.

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  10. So let me see if I got this straight- JB enjoyed Independence Day Resurgence, but Titanic is a piece of shit.

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  11. Wow, that was a truly great podcast. Riske your Crossroads (wait not Macchio Crossroads?) story was just fucking hilarious! I've had similar experiences, thanks for sharing. Only to be equaled by your Nucci, then Nucci & Tucci throw down was amazing. Beyond all the jokes IMO a great review of Titanic! I think the only disappointed person may be Steve Vai!

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  12. How appropriate! I'm in The Czech Republic on vacation and the internet here is exactly like 1997. So I have to wait until next week to listen. Grrr.

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  13. Aside from cringing at Zane, I've never done much analyzing of this film because it's always just been larger-than-life to me. I got in trouble for the first time passing notes about it in third grade. I used the soundtrack in a dramatic video that I filmed of a stray cat, which served as a plea to my dad to let us keep her. It made the cat seem like a doomed Irish immigrant, so it WORKED. Also, in high school my friends and I were constantly filming bullshit and constantly referencing Titanic so for awhile we joked about recreating the entire film in suburbia. I was the only one who took the idea seriously and stayed up one night like a crack addict pausing and playing the VHS every two seconds, typing the entire script into Microsoft Word. Unfortunately that's as far as our idea got. Anyway, I never even noticed Nucci as a thing but now I will forever.

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    1. Rose: "I want you to tape me like one of your cat videos"

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    2. Can we install a "like this joke" button for comments

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    3. I'd kinda like to see Zane from Demon Knight do bad things to Zane from Titanic.

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  14. I downloaded this podcast to hear Patrick and Adam argue about my seventh favorite movie of all time. Instead I got a "Crossroads" story and a non-stop Danny Nucci verbal gang bang that had me laughing out loud while working overnight. F This Movie, the gift that keeps on giving. :-)

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  15. Good news, guys! I'm listening to this again, and I have a new favorite moment on the podcast. Riske's Crossroads/Heart's War story is a thing of tragic beauty.

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  16. RIP Bill Paxton. Titanic was a good example of the unironic enthusiasm and game-ness to a character that Bill Paxton gave every performance.

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  17. Great podcast guys, sadly well-timed. Fuck I love Bill Paxton - I'm not sure I'd say he was a "great" actor in terms of the craft, but his performances were almost always a joy to behold.

    I think Titanic is a good movie - you guys hit on pretty much everything I like or dislike about it so I don't have anything to add to your (hilarious) discussion about it, BUT, one thing I was surprised you didn't mention was the alternate ending? Have you guys ever seen that? Had they gone through with it I think it would have completely altered the movie's reputation - pretty sure it's on the blu-ray but you can watch here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2tYHcXNwAk

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