Your regularly scheduled episode of Five Reasons has been pre-empted by a new OnTheStick show! This is Perfect Scenes, wherein I dissect a single scene from a movie and talk about why it’s, well, perfect. We start with Steven Seagal vehicle Out for Justice.
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It’s a Wrestlemania Special as we take on Roddy Piper’s best movie and ANOTHER John Carpenter movie, it’s THEY LIVE! We also discuss Michael Bay’s TMNT remake and babies.
We’re back from our little holiday sabbatical with a gem of a movie that sees Clint Eastwood play a spectral gunfighter who rapes a woman in the first fifteen minutes. Yes, really. It’s High Plains Drifter, and it really is an acid trip of a western. It needs to be seen to be believed, but short of that, you can listen to us talk about it.
The site is going to be dark today (or was on the date this was posted, depending on when you see it), along with many others across the Internet. We are a small site, but we strongly disagree with the legislation being considered in both houses of Congress right now. Both the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act are serious threats to both the Internet as we know it and free speech in general. In our opinion, these bills do not pass Constitutional muster, and are a clear violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Hell, even Mike thinks so, and he’s Canadian.
At any rate, we feel it’s necessary to let it be known that we are against this legislation. We encourage those of you who are U.S. citizens to contact your Congressional representatives and Senators and tell them how you feel about this issue. The Internet is a weird, freaky, funny, scary, informative, convenient, great place. And we think it should stay that way.
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Eric, Joe and Ethan get together for a smaller than usual ‘cast as we celebrate Christmas with Arnold! We also briefly discuss Die Hard, because it really is the best Christmas movie ever.
As Ethan states early on this time out, “there are six of us.” One of the biggest ‘casts yet takes on our first Steven Seagal movie; Out for Justice to celebrate Joe’s birthday. Bryce, Eric, Anthony and Alex join the aforementioned two to discuss the insanity held in this movie.
(Alternate titles for this episode: “Brooklyn Smells like Piss and is Full of Mooks” – Arthur Miller, Golden Shower Stuntman, It has Layers… Like a Cherpumple, You Naba Fuckin’ Tebaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (You Knocked My Fuckin’ Teeth Out!), A Dog Named Bobby Lupo, Wopsploitation Movie.)