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Old 10-14-2010, 06:09 PM
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Just finished the latest episode. I like the cuts from random movies; the Partial Recall episode did it best. There should definitely be more off-the-cuff calls to action stars, too.

Now that I think about it, splicing in bits of audio from the scene or line being discussed could be excellent. Some amount of work, maybe, but awesome none the less.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:18 PM
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Just watched Dirty Harry after listening to the Actioncast on it last week. I have to say, I agree with Rei for the most part; i was disappointed. A lot of it just hasn't aged that well, and the movie is pretty slow at times (and not in a slow burn kind of way, but in a "was that scene really necessary?" kind of way). I know the "renegade cop who doesn't give a fuck" thing was fresh in 1971, but the message of justice vs bureaucracy felt so blunt and heavy-handed even though I came into the movie with the proper historical context in mind.

Highlights!:

--Lala Schifrin's score. He's one of my favorites because of his Enter the Dragon score, and he was at his funky best, especially with the sniper scenes.

--I'm glad the interracial gay couple didn't get sniped. I'm surprised they even hinted at that in 1971! I guess it IS San Francisco...

--Half the reason I watched the movie was to see Andrew Robinson (DS9's Garek) as the villian, and I was not disappointed. It was great to see him looking young and 70s-ish, and without his Cardassian makeup on.

--Holy shit that magnum is big.

--I was happy to see that the "Do you feel lucky, punk?" scenes lived up to their reputation. It was totally where Terantino got the idea for Jules' "Ezekial 25:17" speech...I mean, Harry doesn't just say the iconic "do you feel lucky, punk?" line, he has a whole preamble about losing track of how many shots he fired, the magnum blowing your head off and so on that he says word-for-word both times. Totally classic.

Overall I liked it, just not as much as I thought I would.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:41 PM
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Ohh yeah, no Action Cast next week. Sorry guys
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:59 PM
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Just watched Dirty Harry after listening to the Actioncast on it last week. I have to say, I agree with Rei for the most part...
Congratulations! You are also wrong!

But it's ok, because you listen to our podcast.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:13 AM
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Since when is Dirty Harry an action movie?
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:37 PM
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Since when is Dirty Harry an action movie?
Since there are several car chases and shootouts.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:35 PM
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Count me perplexed by these "No wait, these action movies really are deep!" type articles from the Daily MUBI: "Goddamn Dracula-Black: No Finer Moment in American Cinema in 2010, Van Damme and the Action Stars. (Ignatiy Vishnevetsky seems to do a lot of these kinds of articles.)
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:31 PM
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Count me perplexed by these "No wait, these action movies really are deep!" type articles from the Daily MUBI: "Goddamn Dracula-Black: No Finer Moment in American Cinema in 2010, Van Damme and the Action Stars. (Ignatiy Vishnevetsky seems to do a lot of these kinds of articles.)
Hm. I've never been to that site. While I disagree with the Van Damme one (though I found it interesting), I will say there's something to be said for Rourke's monologue in The Expendables. What they say is hyperbole, sure, but it was an out of place, legitimately fine piece of performance in an otherwise crazy ass movie.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:06 PM
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I'm jamming a syringe full of adrenaline into the neck of this thread to tell you guys that the world needs more Action Cast. Don't know what to talk about?

Robocop.

Done.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:25 PM
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We, uh...already recorded the next one. But Robocop isn't a bad idea for the future!
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:24 AM
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Anthony. Listen to me.

You are not allowed to do a RoboCop episode without me.

If you do, you will be dead before it ever hits the feed. This I promise.

Remember these words.

And also remember that you need to add 15 hours to your time to get my time, which means it's fairly easy (for the time being, while I have no job) for me to be on any show you do in the NorCal evening hours.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:51 AM
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RoboCop?

More like RoboFlop!
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:38 PM
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Dizzy can shut his damn mouth.

Ethan - I won't leave a bro hanging.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:24 PM
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Ethan - I won't leave a bro hanging.
It's funny because in the e-mail exchange between all of us I remember you saying "fuck Ethan" whereas everybody else is like "no way bro we've gotta wait for him."
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:47 PM
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I meant the other use of the word "fuck".
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:56 PM
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I moved a job interview for this.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:40 AM
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You guys, I'm having Action Cast withdrawals over here. Its been ages since you did another show.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:13 PM
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Well, everyone else was lame and took forever to do one while I was gone, and I felt left out, so I decided to be lame and take forever to edit the last one. Hopefully it'll go up this weekend!

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:14 PM
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DICK...

YOU'RE FIIIIIRED!
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:52 PM
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Hey so the Action Cast is finally back. Hope you like Bloodsport!
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:07 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:39 AM
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Ohh man, I'm glad that got its own cut.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:25 PM
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Action Cast 7 is up! Download it! Do it now!

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I'm jamming a syringe full of adrenaline into the neck of this thread to tell you guys that the world needs more Action Cast. Don't know what to talk about?

Robocop.

Done.
Never let it be said that The Action Cast doesn't listen to its fans.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:36 AM
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The voices sometimes get downpitched to Barry White level for a few seconds. I've heard it on my voice and rei's voice so far.

Oh, oh, ohhhhhh... instead of No Holds Barred or The Wrestler or The Condemned, let's have the pro wrestling talk after discussing They Live! That's a wrestling-affiliated action movie that's several heads above the rest.

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:56 AM
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The voices sometimes get downpitched to Barry White level for a few seconds. I've heard it on my voice and rei's voice so far.
Yeah, you won't notice because I cut it, but each of those is preceded by a loud Skype noise. I think the connection got a little wonky a few times. Nothing I could do about it, really. But hey, you guys sounded cool!

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Oh, oh, ohhhhhh... instead of No Holds Barred or The Wrestler or The Condemned, let's have the pro wrestling talk after discussing They Live! That's a wrestling-affiliated action movie that's several heads above the rest.
Of course we'll do They Live (some day). That movie is rad. I was (gasp!) intentionally throwing out awful movies instead.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:14 PM
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This is my first Action Cast, but even though I've only listened to the first half hour so far, I've already been laughing my head off. Great job guys.

Can you do Taken or Die Hard next?
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:20 PM
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Die Hard next?
Why don't you, uh, finish that episode and try to match the quote at the end?
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Why don't you, uh, finish that episode and try to match the quote at the end?
Okey Doke!
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:09 PM
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That's a wrestling-affiliated action movie that's several heads above the rest.
You mean you wouldn't want to watch Suburban Commando? How many chances do you get to hear Mean Mark Callous get overdubbed by a little girl?

If'n you ever need an extra headset to wax intellectual about wrasslin' I'd sure as hell be game, I tell you what.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:59 PM
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This is my first Action Cast, but even though I've only listened to the first half hour so far, I've already been laughing my head off. Great job guys.
Ohh man. Thank you so much. Like, this is the one thing that I want to happen.
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