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#688: Top 5 Worst Movie Jobs

ADAM

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1. Moonbase Caretaker, MOON

2. Bible Salesman, SALESMAN

3. Coal Miner, MATEWAN

4. Old West Sheriff, RIO BRAVO & HIGH NOON

5. Corporate Downsizer - UP IN THE AIR

Honorable Mention: Post-mortem cleaner, SUNSHINE CLEANING


MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. Anonymous Office Drone, BRAZIL

2. Human Football, I LOVE MELVIN

3. Nightman at hotel in the middle of nowhere, TOUCH OF EVIL

4. Head of the Grandi Crime Family, TOUCH OF EVIL

5. Chicken Lady, FREAKS

Honorable Mentions: Seamstress, LES MISERABLES; Farmer Dan, THE BIRDS; the Turin horse, THE TURIN HORSE

#687: Top 5 Women in Westerns

JOSH

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KATIE RIFE

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1. Vienna (Joan Crawford), JOHNNY GUITAR

2. Feathers (Angie Dickinson), RIO BRAVO

3. Barbara Stanwyck (Vance Jeffords), THE FURIES

4. Jill McBain (Claudia Cardinale), ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

5. Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), THE HATEFUL EIGHT

#685: Top 5 Pixar Performances

ADAM

"Reach for the Skies" Memorial List

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1. Amy Poehler as Joy, INSIDE OUT

2. Albert Brooks as Marlin, FINDING NEMO

3. Joan Cusack as Jessie, TOY STORY 2 & 3

4. Peter O’Toole as Anton Ego, RATATOUILLE

5. Jason Lee as Syndrome, THE INCREDIBLES

Selected Honorable Mentions: Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, TOY STORY 1-3; Huck Milner as Dash Parr, INCREDIBLES 2; John Ratzenberger in everything.


JOSH

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1. Richard Kind as Bing Bong, INSIDE OUT

2. Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, FINDING NEMO

3. Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, THE INCREDIBLES

4. Ned Beatty as Lots-O’Huggin Bear, TOY STORY 3

5. Phyllis Smith as Sadness, INSIDE OUT

Selected Honorable Mentions: Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego and Patton Oswalt as... RATATOUILLE; Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr in THE INCREDIBLES; Andrew Stanton as Crush in FINDING NEMO

#684: Top 5 Classic Rock Scenes

ADAM

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer Memorial List

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1. “Hurricane,” DAZED AND CONFUSED

2. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” MEAN STREETS

3. "Making Time," RUSHMORE

4. “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” ZODIAC

5. "Band on the Run," BOYHOOD


JOSH

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1. "A Quick One While He's Away," RUSHMORE

2. "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," MEAN STREETS

3. "Sweet Emotion," DAZED AND CONFUSED

4. "Free Fallin’," JERRY MAGUIRE

5. "Don’t Stop Me Now," SHAUN OF THE DEAD


STEVEN HYDEN, AUTHOR OF "TWILIGHT OF THE GODS"

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1. "Late For the Sky," TAXI DRIVER

2. "Jumpin’ Jack Flash," MEAN STREETS

3. "Sister Christian," BOOGIE NIGHTS

4. "California Dreamin'," CHUNGKING EXPRESS

5. "Dancing in the Dark," THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

#681: Top 5 Lord of the Rings Scenes

ADAM

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1. “I am no man!” / Eowyn kills the Witch King, RETURN OF THE KING

2. Lighting of the beacons, RETURN OF THE KING

3. Wormtongue’s tear, THE TWO TOWERS

4. “I should very much like to hold it again...,” FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

5. Legolas slays the Oliphaunt, RETURN OF THE KING


JOSH

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1. “They are coming,” FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

2. Gollum arguing with himself, THE TWO TOWERS

3. “I am no man!” RETURN OF THE KING

4. Gandalf closing his eyes when Frodo volunteers to carry the ring, FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

5. Denethor flinging himself to his death, RETURN OF THE KING

#680: Top 5 Too-Real Parenting Moments

ADAM

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1. Son’s disappointment, THE BICYCLE THIEF

2. “I just thought there would be more,” BOYHOOD

3. “Of course I love you.” / “But do you like me?”, LADY BIRD

4. “Be quiet.” / “What’d you say”?, THE TREE OF LIFE

5. “I'll always worry about you Alton. That's the deal.”, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL


JOSH

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1. Swimming Lesson, MOONLIGHT

2. “Does it get easier?” LOST IN TRANSLATION

3. Bundling up for school, A CHRISTMAS STORY

4. Desperate for sleep, THE BABADOOK

5. “I think we might be @!*#-ups,” AWAY WE GO

#679: 2018 Summer Movie Questions

ADAM

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1. How did a 27-year-old male comic make an apparently very good movie “which is so deeply rooted in the feminine adolescent experience”? (EIGHTH GRADE)

2. How far did the apple fall from the Denzel tree? + Can Topher Grace play a menacing character? (BLACKkKLANSMAN)

3. Will the director who made the best movie about angels (“Wings of Desire”) make an equally great movie about God’s representative on Earth? (POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD)

4. Has Mister Rogers’ time come, or is this the time for Mister Rogers? (WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?)

5. What will most work for or against SUPERFLY – its updated setting, soundtrack or slant?
 


JOSH

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1. Can INCREDIBLES 2 return Pixar to greatness?

2. Will THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS be my second favorite puppet show of 2018?

3. Are Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson the comedy team we never knew we needed? (THE HUSTLE)

4. Will SUPERFLY justify remaking a blaxploitation masterpiece?

5. Will WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? reveal that Fred Rogers was actually a monster?