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Are these shows 21+ only? If so, you'll have to turn legal drinking age before you become admissible.
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March 11, 2014 on SXSW 2014: Best Bets For Tuesday
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. A man blowing bubbles in -45 degree weather. I watched Kirk Cameron celebrate his birthday with Subway and a small grocery store cake. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like...comments in Monsters' Ball. Time to die. http://www.themissionforindia.org/images/peace_on_earth-flying-dove.gif
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February 7, 2014 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum
All these flashbacks to past episodes, all these old faces making cameos: it's just the kind of clichéd series finale we would have come to Videogum to see Gabe/Kelly rip apart on a Monday morning.
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
The first time I saw this movie I had the immediate reaction of "that is now one of my favorite movies ever." I was going through all The Exorcist, The Omen, etc horror classics, and was bowled over by just how much more perfect Rosemary's Baby is in every way. The casting of the satanists especially: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ACQccpcVwNk/SEp0RcZWF8I/AAAAAAAACr8/mn-QCZnn3PM/s400/rose16.jpg
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November 1, 2013 on The Videogum SpooOOoooOOoky Movie Club: Rosemary’s Baby
I thought it was just part of the running gag that every time they got time alone for a date or a glass of wine on the couch, the phone would ring and Coach or Tami were called away to intervene in the life of a Troubled Child while the other one looked at them with disappointment before finally nodding and saying "yes, go do the right thing and Make A Difference."
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October 10, 2013 on Have You Ever Wondered Why Coach Taylor And Tami Taylor Never Had A Sex Scene On Friday Night Lights?
I think you're right that he set up the one packet before. Someone pointed showed in these screenshots that Walt was staked out at a table across from them the whole time (nifty bit of misdirection via the cinematography). There was never a moment that implied slight of hand.
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October 1, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E16: Series Finale
I agree that the tidy, fan-pleasing, dare I say fun way everything tied up was deserved after the previous couple hours. It was important and satisfying on a story level that it went to those dark places: there had to be cost to Walt's actions, and the show was always set in a world where consequences came without mercy. But Breaking Bad also, most the time, was a lot of fun. Kind of a twisted "dissolving bodies falling through ceilings, nursing homes getting bombed" type of fun, but still that was an essential part of what the show was. It was a thrill ride that made you smile when bad guys got got in really ingenious ways. So I was glad they sent us out on that note again. It was earned.
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September 30, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E16: Series Finale
My favorite part of that scene may have been how, after watching his whole family machine gunned down, Todd's main emotion seems to that he's really impressed by how Mr White pulled it off. Fucking psychopath to the end!
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September 30, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E16: Series Finale
Remember when some nerd last week was like, "I'm 99% certain we won’t see the Schwartz’s again, the ricin is OBVIOUSLY for Walt, etc etc you idiots". Boy does that guy have to feel smart today! But, yeah, this show always had a real gift for unfolding about how you expect, just in a much more cleverly constructed way than you could have anticipated in the previous week's recap comment thread.
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September 30, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E16: Series Finale
You're thinking of a different movie (with a similarly long and gratingly whimsical title): The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
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September 23, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E15: It’s [Cough] [Cough] [Cough] Not [Cough] Over!
I don't think Walt is afraid of pain at this point. If anything, he always sees himself as a martyr. Killing Nazis, "avenging Hank", maybe having the time to tell authorities where the bodies are buried and then succumbing to poison he created himself...in his mind it would be a heroic way to go.
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September 23, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E15: It’s [Cough] [Cough] [Cough] Not [Cough] Over!
I remember watching that movie a while back, and I'm pretty sure it was actually a kids movie about death. LIke (SPOILERS) the Magorium character was dying and they were trying to make his last days really special or something? What I'm saying is that Vince Gilligan showed his hand and that BB has been one big retelling of the Mr. Magorium myth.
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September 23, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E15: It’s [Cough] [Cough] [Cough] Not [Cough] Over!
Someone else pointed this out, but it was also a callback to how Jesse killed Gale late at night in his doorway.
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September 23, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E15: It’s [Cough] [Cough] [Cough] Not [Cough] Over!
99% certain we won't see the Schwartz's again. It was classic BB to bring back an almost forgotten loose end like that and have them (again) provide needed incentive for Walt to be self-destructive. But Kelly is right that the biggest takeaway was Walt learning "his" meth is still being produced. He may hate Elliot and Gretchen for downplaying his involvement, but I don't think his revenge/return is to kill them: it's to prove them wrong by going out loudly in a way nobody will be able to ignore or dismiss. And that would be by following through with the entire arc of season 5 with the Nazis. It would be a strange change of focus to make the last hour at all about the Schwartz's, in my opinion. Also, the ricin is for Walt. A way to guarantee he will die if he gets taken into custody following whatever it is he plans to do with those guns.
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September 23, 2013 on Breaking Bad S05E15: It’s [Cough] [Cough] [Cough] Not [Cough] Over!
sorry, here is the correct link to the very important Butt Fumble wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_fumble
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September 18, 2013 on Did You Have The Unfortunate Experience Of Watching Dads Last Night?
Butt Slide is great. But, unlike Butt Fumble, it will probably never get its own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_fumble http://cdn.cinemagr.am/cine_1/52952401_m.gif
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September 18, 2013 on Did You Have The Unfortunate Experience Of Watching Dads Last Night?
"Is anyone ready to discuss the implications of this team running the Wishbone offense? Zero threat of a pass, defense correctly puts eleven in the box, the QB makes little effort to sell the fake handoff on the option roll-out...I don't think this offensive production is sustainable, outside playing against this kind of Keystone cops defending every week." - some guy on ESPN First Take
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September 12, 2013 on Today We Are All This Pee Wee Quarterback
As someone who grew up in this subculture, let me tell you: the shot (1:50 mark) of the 'bad kid' taking a swig from a 'beer' that is clearly a root beer bottle is a real hallmark of the Conservative Christian Student Film genre.
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August 28, 2013 on Every Young Man’s Battle: The Movie
oops, accidentally treaded all over this joke a couple comments down.
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August 27, 2013 on Thomas & Friends Train Crash Compilation (Crashup)
The clip of Mrytle the Methylamine tanker getting robbed and the pushed off a bridge by Jesse Plemons...yikes.
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August 27, 2013 on Thomas & Friends Train Crash Compilation (Crashup)