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Comfort Movies – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 2/13/19

Adam talks about recently watching some of his favorite Comfort Movies–films he can put on at any time to relax at home. We also talk about what “bad” movies we’d want to remake because of unfulfilled potential.

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12 thoughts on “Comfort Movies – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 2/13/19

  1. I could not stop watching Russian Doll. So great! I hated her character because I know many people like her but I came around. And in fiction it ends well unlike in real life…

  2. About remakes of near-miss or flawed small films: We were promised a new take on Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter..

    Also, Mads Mikkelsen in Polar; maybe the third-best thing recently on Netflix (not presented by Sir David Attenborough or about a neuro-atypical Finnish police detective).

  3. I felt the same way as Will….starting at about 19 minutes I started to get very anxious that Adam was going to accidentally shank Norm….

    P.S…..I loved the movie “Remo Williams The Adventure Begins” and I’ve ALWAYS wanted more Buckaroo Banzai

  4. Hi Adam: The man in the high castle, is filming again….

    Filming began at the Vancouver Public Library; on January 15th 2019…It’s the one called ” the Colosseum”!

  5. This is a safe space so here goes. Here is my list of movies, in no particular order, to re-watch when nothing else is on:

    Definitely Maybe

    The Big Short

    Pacific Rim

    Casino Royale

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    The Dark Knight

    The Lego Movie

  6. I just received this email from the Academy (2/15/19):

    “The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format.”

  7. Boy do I hope Adam gets to be on Hot Ones at some point, Sean Evans is such an awesome interviewer!

    Also, my ultimate comfort film: Young Frankenstein…

  8. My list of “Comfort Movies”…and my understanding this is a “no-judgement zone”:

    The Hunt for Red October

    Legally Blonde

    A Few Good Men

    The Mechanic

    Top Gun

    The Cabin in the Woods

  9. “Death Race 2000” — didn’t they remake that one? I don’t know because I refuse to see it because they surely screwed it up. DR2K is a brilliant bad film.

    Original “Rollerball” is a strange film. Sports film? Action film? Sci-fi? About the cult of personality? (Hey, DR2K touches on that too.) Hard to say what the movie is supposed to say but there are those odd little haunting vignettes in that film that stay with you long after. The party scene where they set fire to trees, the super-computer scene….

    I contend that “Star Wars” ruined science fiction. Want to trash me? After “Star Wars” there would be a long darkness where no more “Soylent Green”s, no more “Westworld”s, no more “Planet of the Apes”s would be released by Hollywood. And when these type of films finally did start to come out again, they were void of all the political, cultural and character details that made 70’s pre-StarWars films so sublime and made them more than just “action films”.

  10. Speaking of haunting vignettes — seriously, I read the novel, “9 ½ Weeks”, before I saw the film. The book was haunting as hell. Where the film version failed the novel it made up for with the one haunting scene where the female lead meets the old artist from the art show. Wow, how the director was able to keep that scene from being cut by “the suits” I don’t know.

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