The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi,

Dear Mr. Zissou (Zee-sue), my name is Brian and I’m 11 and a half years old.

Today my mom took me to see your latest documentary. As you can imagine, I have questions. Most are related to oceanic curiosity and others, well nipples.

I couldn’t help but notice that you have nipples around the size of tic tac’s while others in your crew have nipples up to and exceeding pepperonis. Why is this? Is there an evolutionary reasoning behind this phenomenon? Also, my mother requests that “The Harlette” put on a t-shirt. I assume she is talking about the guy maxing out to dinner plate size.

Well, I think that about covers my nipple questions. Now onto more Aquatic type queries.

Do fish have nipples? My mom says no. Her boyfriend says maybe.

Regards,

Also, Possibly your son, Brian for now Zee-Sue

Sept 19th, 1983

 

 

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Gremlins (1984) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi,

Ok Ok. Kate is 9 now and she is losing her faith in Santa Clause and as her dad and I have to fix that.

So I’ve climbed up here on the roof of our house on Christmas Eve and I am going to shimmy…..down the chimmy…hehe…chimmy…AND deliver these age appropriate Christmas gifts for my darling Kate. Who hates Thanksgiving. Weirdo

Ok ok, Straighten up Santa…time to take inventory.

Let’s see, Weird pet from ChinaTown. Check.

Santa Clause Suit 2 sizes too big from ChristmasTown aka JC Penny. Check.

Belly full of Egg Nog  from Dorry’s Tavern. Check. Check Checkity Check.

Ok, Ho ho ho, Here we go.

*Grunting and squeezing…a little too fat.

Oh, Hey little fellow what are you doing out of your box. Eww and why are you all slimy and gross.

Move you stupid thing you are gonna make me fall and break my neck. Oh no no no

The end. Merry Christmas Kate!

 

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Adventures In Babysitting (1987) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi,

This week in Adventures in Filmsacking we leave the comforts of Netflix & Chill and head down to the mean streets of YouTube comments where Randy has gotten into a spot of trouble after an Internet troll who has stolen Randy’s identity (and his fancy rose colored Snachat specs (FANCY!)) and starts posting racially insensitive rhymes in the form of the blues. Bud da da da dum. No one leaves YouTube without lip-syncing the blues!

Anywho, time to hop in Ibbott’s rusted out 1997 Mazda Miata and see if we can save Randy before he has to fight a hobo for a wiener in the Apple store. Man I sure hope we don’t run into any trouble along the way!

Hey, has anyone seen my cleaning gloves? I think I saw Elisabeth Shue wearing them earlier.

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The Last Dragon (1985) – Show Notes (Nerdtacular 2017)

INTRO

 

Oh hi! This is Brian Dunaway all the way  from the other side of the Country.

I hope everyone is have a great time at Nerdtacular 2017, pause for applause. too much pause…  *listen and pointy fingers*

I miss you guys.

Scott, set me up…Scott…set me up.

Oh hi, Sho’ Nuff we done watched a chop stick of a movie this week and in honor of this hot chop suey Motown mess I sent one of my students down to China town to get some advice from Master Sum Dum Goy….He sent back fortune cookies. Let’s see what they say.

Fortune Number One:

You are deeply attached to your family and home. (Apparently)

Fortune Number Two:

You are capable, competent, creative, careful. Prove it. (Toss it up baby!)

Fortune Number Three:

Stop Searching forever. Happiness is just next to you. (picture of Scott Fletcher)

Fortune Number Four:

You are always welcome in a gathering. (picture of Nerdtacular 2017)

and finally…

Fortune Number Five:

You need only to understand that it is not necessary it understand but only enjoy. (i kid you not. i have no idea.)

Thanks guys…oh…what is this…I’m feeling….I’m feeling all glowy!

Love you guys. Have a safe Nerdtacular.

Brian D

LINKS

The Last Dragon (1985)

Directed by Michael Schultz. With Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry. In New York City, a young man searches for the “master” to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

The Last Dragon – Wikipedia

The Last Dragon (sometimes listed as Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon ) is a 1985 martial arts film produced by Rupert Hitzig for Berry Gordy and directed by Michael Schultz. The film was a critical disappointment but a financial success, and is now considered a cult classic.

 

TWITTER

The Last Dragon (1985) – Like Superman 2 with Black Ninjas and Motown Music. BOW BEFORE SHO’NUFF

or

The Last Dragon (1985) – Like bad sushi. You’ll have your head stuck in a trash can faster than Richie can be a smartass.

SHOW NOTES

Let’s get right to the music and flexing.

Oh Motown. Why are we not using classic Motown music?

Is this Weird Al singing?

This is more crotch shots than I am comfortable with.

Let’s practice Martial Arts….and eat rice!! Chop chop.

Time to switch up to boxing

When your master tries to kill you while you are training. Take a hint.

Leroy is my karate name

The final level. You know without knowing.

Masters think stuff is funny.

Every Samuri needs a Master…or he is Ronin and nobody wants to be Ronin in New York.

How did you end up with Bruce Lee’s medallion? did you beat him up for this?

Meanwhile down at the docks…a black man in a giant hat struts his way to the subway and china town.

uhh…I am tryin watch a movie here. Jam box in the aisle.

Am I meanest? Sho Nuff Shogun

Shade shades.

The Shogun of Harlem is here to watch a movie…

This movie has more interruptions than a Friday night at my house.

BRUCE LEROY!! ahah BRUUUUUUUCE LEEEEROY

Skinny little lizards like you…

Balcony kick!

Off brand Nike karate shoes

Freezer full of pig.

This is like the Lex Luther of white people. What’s in that tub.

Coke is it!

I don’t like the portrayal of white folks in this movie. I LOVE IT!

The great white hopeless.

My video hot pick of the week is DeBarge

There is a DeBarge music video right in the middle of their movie.

You let the order A la carte!

Video Game King!

There is a lot of shiny shirts in this movie.

Who was the costume designer?

JJ the white guy.

Was Motown trying to reinvent itself?

Never say never at Heavens Elevator door. 7th Heaven  with my cloud crowd.

Eddie Arcadian does not like to be turned down.

The clown crowd thinks they have a chance with the star. Stalker bait.

Meanwhile, Leroy just happens by. EYE CONTACT…lots of it.

If you are going to fight like Bruce Lee you have to make faces like Bruce Lee

If these bad guys had cell phones they could have back up in no time. Also, none of these bad guys had guns. Just a switchblade.

Bruce Jerry Curl Leroy

Such magical music after the fight…and now he is gone. TAXI!

Dangit Leroy…you lost your fancy medallion

Angela is a hot 80s mess that looks like a pig pissed in her eye. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!

Yep…Leroy…you just had to be a bad ass didn’t ya.

Yeah…big black guys with chains and clubs.

Johnny the no Martial Arts Asian

Leroy is wearing that Bruce Lee thing

Limp Wimp Leroy.

Kiss my converse

The initial bullying from the bullies.

Rudy!

Black man with a pizza shop. Just direct ya feet to Danny’s pizza.

Why is Leroy talking like a weirdo. He grew up in that house…he didn’t come over on a boat from the orient. Kind of sounds like a robot.

Little Richie is a playa.

Leeroy can not rap.

That lady is always in trouble and Leroy is always there.

I’ve heard worser Mr. Arcadia

Good thing Leroy packed his Ninja outfit.

Also, Leeroy can chase down cars

jive Coolies? Cool Breeze. Leroy can’t get any slack… Everybody hates Leroy

Leeroy Green… Junior

Momma throwing dough at the Martial Arts gang.

This will not be the last time Momma Green is going to have to pull Richie out of the trash can.

Busting up the family shop. That is typical martial arts films.

Leroy doesn’t want to be a body guard.

Dental School dropout. She reminds me of the actress from Little Shop Of Horrors…

Sho Nuff got so much money he can turn down money.

Mr. Nuff.

Wait…he doesn’t have a paintbrush? Then he ain’t gonna be making much love.

Everybody owned a jam box in the 80s

Do we still have “Jack me up” music in movies? Usually, used in training montages. Used here during the Bruce Lee seduction scene.

“Chocolate covered yellow pebble.”

Of course! The Chinese connection. All life’s problems are solved by Bruce Lee plots.

Kung-Fu Head.

Is it really a disguise if you really are the pizza delivery guy?

Medium sized oriental

This should be offensive to Asians and African Americans. But it’s ok right…

Leroy’s battle is against his own stupidity.

THE MASTER IS A COMPUTER!

Sum Dung Goy.

Leroy…you are following Drunken Master.

What you wanna bet the golden glow is like after glow from sex.

That time when your master fucks with you. It is common place for the master.

The old “lock your buddy up or know him out to keep him from putting him in danger.”

Who is operating Arcadias camera on the big screen.

NO GUNS ROCK!

Golaith only has one move…but it’s hard to beat.

Who is that kid. I know that kid.

Richie is going to pop and lock his way out of those ropes.

Who brought the ghost of Mr T to the fight?

Hey Leroy!

The old “next time i will not miss.” Why miss! Just fricken do it moron!

Richie kicked the rock in the nuts so hard that he will never use that again.

Richie done caught a concussion.  We used to think that was funny.

Oh snap. Sho Nuff has the glow. You are so screwed.

This just went from Star Trek to Star Wars.

Sho Nuff…friend to Brisco County

Sho Nuff…just wants to know who’s the master.

He don’t want money…he don’t want fame…he just wants affirmation. Sho Nuff.

Sometimes he takes a drowning to discover who is the master.

Master’s always think shit is funny.

Sho Nuffs powers are on the fritz.

You are the Last Dragon!

Finally! Time to use the gun.

Catching a bullet in your teeth. Quick, to the mythbusters!

What will happen to all the arcades if you chain up Mr Arcadia

The police always show up just in time.

You are the last dragon you posses the power of the glow.

 

Enemy of the State (1998) – Show Notes

INTRO

Oh hi! and Welcome to  my cage of  90s era tech gear or as I like to call it “the Jar.” that’s right….”the jar..” why do I call it “the jar?” because it protects me from being bugged…however, a jar doesn’t actually do that now does it.

No I call it “the jar” because sometimes I like to pee in it.

oh… don’t sit there… or there…and don’t turn on that monitor…there may be porn. I forget.

Yeah…I’m a dirty old man in a jar. Would you like to see naked pictures of Lisa Bonet? oh…in that case, do you have any?

Dirty old man in a jar. Man-O-Jar. Jar-O-Man. jar…gross.

you got dad jokes? I got grandpa jokes.

LINKS

Enemy of the State (1998)

Directed by Tony Scott. With Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet. A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Enemy of the State (film) – Wikipedia

Enemy of the State is a 1998 American conspiracy- thriller film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Marconi. The film stars Will Smith and Gene Hackman, with Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Gabriel Byrne, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Barry Pepper, and Regina King in supporting roles.

 

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Enemy of the State (1998) – Like this movie is  either very smart or incredibly stupid. Probably the latter.

SHOW NOTES

 

I don’t want your thermos coffee…I want to walk my durn dog!

Poor puppy. Damn you Barry Pepper

Shot to the neck and Barry’s to blame…you give Pepper a bad name.

What Font is this? Enemy of the Font

A cast of young comedians indeed.

Discussion: If you base your movie during Christmas how does that affect your musical/score budget? Do you pay for music playing as background music in a store.

 

 

A Hobbes and a Rico

Hobbs Act – Wikipedia

Section 1951 also proscribes conspiracy to commit robbery or extortion without reference to the conspiracy statute at 18 U.S.C. § 371. Although the Hobbs Act was enacted as a statute to combat racketeering in labor-management disputes, the statute is frequently used in connection with cases involving public corruption, commercial disputes, and corruption directed at members of labor unions.

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act – Wikipedia

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

 

Is Guido offensive? Apparently

Guido (slang) – Wikipedia

Guido is a slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general. More recently, it has come to refer to Italian Americans who conduct themselves in an overtly macho manner.

 

A secret meeting in a restaurant with Lisa Bonet!

What is the Will Smith Attitude? Is it smartass? sarcasm? innocent playfulness.

That ain’t me and furthermore…wasn’t me.

For someone body who tries to stay out of trouble with the law.

Porno from Hitler’s Bunker

Eggplant?

He’s got acquaintances…

 

Time schedule. 1 week to let the mob know who made the tape.

Mob hangs out at a restaurant.

man…those cops are blind if they didn’t notice a guy across the way retrieving a video camera. You do not need binoculars to see that.

We need two Humpty Dumptys

Wire on that birdwatcher…

Those are not crew cuts…those are really high crew cuts.

A Sun system….save the manatees.

“Fuck a duck.”

Where does this Lingerie store exist? Where ladies walk around in lingerie.

Meth neighbor is meth-rif-fic

What kind of progress meter is that?

Lock pick number 1 – Danny’s apartment

Lat / Long number 1

What kitchen nightmare did they run into.  “I’m running…but I got to know why that duck is on fire!?”

and into Barber shop.

This is one of the most intense chase scenes ever. Somewhere between Armageddon and The Rock…is this the first satellite surveillance type chase scene in modern movies?

Dad jokes. He’s kidding…He’s kidding.

 

you can’t rotate a camera fool!

is that Megatron on that bag?

Red wine and paperwork

Would someone please kill the tiny dog. Ratchets up the tension.

“He didn’t secrete it into any of my body orifices.”

So they are breaking back in?

That dog is going to eat you

They painted the dog green!

wait…you don’t have a big screen TV.

“I blend”

“You ever beat off in the shower Brian?” – Capture audio – at the table when Will Smith is fired.

“Wanna blend…” – why you take a man’s blender!

Jack Black is always suspicious holding his directional mic in a newspaper.

Lisa Bonet is even more sarcastic

Brill…what kind of name is Brill… Breal…. B Real

Marking a mailbox …and under seat 32…which is great…cause who looks there…but what if Oprah is on the Ferry…

“Who is They and Why are they pointing things in my shoes.”

This movie does not shy away from real phone numbers / real license plates and so forth.

If they ask for Lat and Long one more time I am going to smack someone

How many Lock Picks? How many Lat/Longs?

Will Smith’s charm is being 80% smooth and 20% losing his cool

Here comes Randy Quaid in a powered wheel chair.

Elevators are a safe haven.

Why you pouring chips on me? Pour some chips on me! –

You are either very smart or incredibly stupid…that is quite the spectrum

the old “Either Shoot me or tell me what is going on?”

“If you live another day, I’ll be very impressed.”

it’s in your pants!! It’s in your pants!

Trope: Charm your way into a room while being chased.

Woooooo…..

Mrs. Wu is a freak…oh…Woooooo…I get it.

Why does the tracer screen get all fuzzy when he throws his pants off…like video graphic degradation is relate-able to tracking signal.

how long does it take for a car to catch a person on foot.

The real Brill.

Brill gives the original Luigi stare after he runs the fake Brill into a car.

How much money do they make…they got a nanny?

Why does Nanny have a lockup in her car in the back?

Dang dirty thieving kids. I lied…you are so grounded.

Will smith is a master skulker.

I call it the Jar…not because it protected from bugging….but because I piss in it from time to time.

You know the Hubble Telescope? On a totally unrelated subject…they have 100s of satellites pointing down on us.

Fuel line must be broken…you just got that?

Planes, Trains and Automobiles that disc

Why is your El Camino so flammable? I suspect too many old man farts in the seats.

“It’s pump action” is this movies  “It’s a unix system”

Really old man…really…you can fall on the tracks. really.

Train of convenience to separate the chase.

“Tell your story walking!” – Old Man Pump Action (Hypoglycemic)

Perfect timing for phone tapping. Got the info you needed at the start of a conversation as soon as you activated it.

Outrageous demands…who made it?

No more smoke detectors in my house.

Classic Mafia vs FBI

THERE ARE 2 TAPES!

Bad intel gets everyone kilt

Jack Black and Jamie Kennedy survive…Technical Support!

Nothing sexy about monitoring

“No more hanging with Dillon.”

I never saw the big screen tv that Will Smith referred to being broken.

The film opened at #2, behind The Rugrats Movie, grossing $20,038,573 over its first weekend in 2,393 theatres and averaging about $8,374 per venue

 

 

‘Enemy of the State’ TV Reboot With Jerry Bruckheimer in the Works at ABC

Another movie is making its way to television. ABC is developing a series based on the 1998 Will Smith film ” Enemy of the State,” Variety has learned. Smith is not attached to the project in any capacity. Original producer Jerry Bruckheimer is back on board for the TV project and will serve as an executive producer.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) – Show Notes

 

INTRO:

Oh hi, and welcome to the Elder God Sanctum. We trust that you enjoyed your trip here in your  ball. We totally don’t think of you as hamsters.

Now, before we get started, there are a few rules:

Firstly, You get 3 questions per visit. That means you can ask 3 questions while you are here and any follow-up questions will need to be addressed in a subsequent visit.

Please be aware there is a cool down period for each visit. In other words you can’t just come in here and drop 3 questions, leave and come right back with 3 more questions.

Ain’t gonna happen.

Also, all disputes are handled through Mortal Kombat. So, like if your brother wants chicken for dinner but you want Pizza. Well, you got a Mortal Kombat on your hands.

Our reasoning is this: If you are dead… then you aren’t going to care about what’s for dinner. If your brother is eating chicken and you are dead…you are going to be like….whatever…I’m dead.

Now before you get upset and call us “unfair.” Us elder gods have rules as well.

Like, if you piss off 2 or more elder gods then we fold you up like a cheap dishrag and shove you up the butt of Motaro.

So, go ahead…ask your 3 questions and get back in your Habi-trail ball…err…transport ball…so we can get back to watching Scrubs.

LINKS:

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation – Wikipedia

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a 1997 American martial arts action film directed by John R. Leonetti. Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film is the sequel to 1995’s Mortal Kombat . It stars Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Irina Pantaeva and James Remar.

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MK: Annihilation (1997) – Like a really BAD interpretation of a really FUN video game. No wait…it’s not LIKE that…it IS that. Finish Me.

Show Notes:

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So far so good. Mortal Kombat Song…Good. Mortal Kombat Logo. good. 1st Film recap…good.

Bunch of monks in front of a green screen….not the worst thing that has ever happened.

Not sure if special effects bad…or trying to use stylized recreation of Mortal Kombat.

Mother has a dead tooth.

I have the power Khan.

This is Saturday morning TV Bad.

This is dumb as dirt…but is a pretty good representation of the video game.

“You hide behind a human?”

This is another one of them “The actors trusted that the scene they were filming was going to look good.”

You killed Cage! Ahhh hell nah! Pretty sure we are going to see a Zombie Cage.

Wonder if Khan failed out of Chiropractor School?

One Realm

Mother is resurrected…that gives us hope for Luke Cage.

The Elder Gods do not know.

6 Days before Annihilation.

Rayden has no powers in out world.

We are the only hope and we must act as a team. So we got to get past our differences.

Did we mention the team thing?

Need Jaxx!

We have harnessed the hot air to travel in our speed balls….

That is some Quake sounding electricity

I have no use for excuse!

We don’t walk…we flip or slide in Netherworld.

Oh wow…he knows our weakness. Do not underestimate the power of the human spirit! I got one of them!

The whole effects budget was spent on Katana’s Fan Blades…as it should be.

Sub Zero Wins!

That sure seems like a lot of effort to make a snow bridge when everybody has long jump skills.

Subzero and Scorpion is my favorite dynamic of all the characters…which ain’t saying much…but there it is.

Everybody knows Scorpion has the teleporting skill. You truly are a sucker if you didn’t see that coming.

Do we still say “Yeah. That is what I am talking about?”

Shah What?

Sonya Blade…crop top and shorts…great uniform

Why do droids need dreds? Dreds for Droids?

“Yeah..now what?”

Jaxx has a lot of questions and answers about the word “What”

is Sonya a chemist?

Ahh…the old self destruct upon death sequence.

Got to give it to Sonya and Jaxx for actually jumping away from an explosion.

ha! 2nd tier boss repeats 1st tier boss “no mercy” phrase.

Hey…2nd tier boss…you are dispensing judgment that you were dismissed from.

What is my Animality?

Look here apache warrior (Night Wolf) ….I don’t need you. ok…I need you.

Dream state! Time for the drugs.

Should have taken the slow way..probably involved a peace pipe and smoking instead of the back of an axe.

Is he Reptilian? spoiler!

Hi Jade. Perhaps you should keep that animal skin on…it’s snowing out here. Now let’s get it on!

Jade…a woman scorned.

Should have taken the slow way.

I am a bit of a Asian Martial Arts snob. I only enjoy watching Asians fight in the martial arts.

Thank you for the spit fluid. By the way…I would way prefer spit from a mouthful of water over a mucus filled snot spit.

Who’s Johnny? Jaxx say…he ask in that special way…Who Johnny, Jaxx say.

Sai Cam! Hey! You ain’t Katana!

ha! Now we are mud wrestling? Aight. But I do kind of enjoy the tire break remix song.

You released my dragon!

As always…you are granted 3 questions with the gods. Followed up by 2 questions of our own.

Jaxx likes Jades legs.

Rayden thinks Jaxx is sexy as well.

What an annoying power…screaming to destory.

These bad guys laugh too much.

It’s a trap.

Bad guys who want others to bow at his feet.

I always enjoyed Baraka in the game…here…he looks like a troll.

Sheeva and Motaro were kind of disappointing in this movie.

Yo, Forget your gods.

 

Your dad is an elder god?

Sha-Khan is my brother!

No matter how stupid this movie gets….I still get excited when I hear them say something from the game…like “Finish Him”

Something to fight for!

Do they ever answer why they keep letting the good guys live? What we the benefit of letting them live?

This movie is a family affair. Mother’s against mother. Brother against Brother. Brother against Centaur.

If you are going to build a team. you have to have conflict between the characters in the team. Johnny Cage was good at that. But they killed him in the first 5 minutes. The same reason TMNT are always at odds. Because when they finally cast off conflict they are able to win.

haha…what the hell is Liu Kang?

This is perhaps the worstest CG in a movie from it’s time period

Shao-Kahn is portrayed as a buffoon through most of the movie. Not much of a finale.

Like folding up a god. it’s weird.

High Five Jax!

Fire and Water have restored Rayden? That’s 2 elements.