Why are Things so Heavy in the Present?


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Movie Meltdown - Episode 423

This week we continue our massive discussion (started in episode 421) about many heavy topics that we face every day... and of course remakes. It's an odd combination that somehow comes together into a fun, yet poignant conversation.

And while we nail down the worst part about having a sense of integrity, we also bring up... the loss of community, having your dreams continually crushed by the real world, being a kid that doesn’t fit in, the reluctance to care about other people, the triads in Tokyo, the morality police, a shirtless Amish dude, the echo chamber, Benson, do what you want to the McDonald’s worker… but leave me out of it, reptile brain, Leslie Mann, Swamp Thing, a snake oil salesman, driving wedges in other areas, fax machines, Leslie Jones, playing squash at noon, Peter Jackson, the Cleveland shower, well at least you’ve got that not going for you, My Friend Dahmer, one of the few good things that the horrors of Earth have spawned, a cop drama, a man and a woman of a certain age, people still like Goose, it is the antidote to so many… evil, the system shouldn’t work that way, but I think it’s these little baby steps in the artistic realm… that kind of counter-balance it a little bit… a little bit, a horse-drawn cart that can’t slow down, Kerry Washington, taking the sausage ratio down a notch, Over the Top, Doug Jones, sleeping your way to the top, Trading Places, which kid from Stranger Things, Tommy Wiseau did it… why can’t you, it’s got moments of action, lucky saps, the term casting couch, you stay out of the silo, it looks like I’m having fun… but I’m losing weight, a chemical bath for your mouth, Quentin Tarantino, self-respect vs. self-preservation, Sandra Bullock arm wrestling, and Kurt Russell saves the President or the Governor or whatever, art is the only thing that does good things for me, I don’t know what portal to hell you fell into, income disparity, death by corn, stacks and stacks of Tab, why do I seem to feel deeper about things, Zac Efron, let me tell you why I love that movie, they’re deep and dark… and they’re complex, there are the rest of us who are kicking and screaming, Giant-sized Man Thing, pseudo-rich The Dude, Alfred Hitchcock, hoping to win the lottery, Alan Moore, The Hateful Eight, is your truth valuable, still having a fax machine, Bradley Cooper… gigolo, Top Gun, Small Wonder, it’s like a dystopian movie, just being scrappy and the culture of abuse and neglect.

“It’s a messy, disgusting… world that we live in, and are a part of… and the best we can hope for is that we make our small part of it… tidy.”

“Yeah, just keep it tidy.”

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