Crankcast Week 239 – 20100506

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This week on the Crankcast…a very sleepy Taber joins us to talk about the new Elm Street remake and some other assorted filmy goodness before reading an email. Well, half of one anyway.


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Week 239 – Time: 71min. – File Size: 32.6mb

5 Responses to “Crankcast Week 239 – 20100506”

  1. Jim Says:

    Taber: Human Centipede. Please explain.

  2. Taber Says:

    I have not yet seen it. I missed it at the Screamfest in October and had an opportunity to watch it on demand while my wife was away last weekend. But now the window has passed and am not sure when I’ll get around to it. Ebert has a very good “analysis” of the film, it’s not a review since he decided a star rating does not apply to such a film, but he makes interesting points:

    Also, I apologize to all for being so brain dead on this episode. Not since the “Great Jack Palance Blackout” of the 24 hour podcast have I felt so stupid.

  3. Dan Says:

    Every time Norton says my name angrily on the podcast, an angel gets its wings.

    Thanks for reminding me that If Lucy Fell is on my list, Taber. I had been telling people that Pay It Forward and Eagle Eye were the only two. For the record, it’s the list of Movies I Actively Hate, as in my hatred for them does not die down over time. I don’t actually have a list of what I think are the worst movies ever, because as Mike correctly presumed, I don’t really watch or know enough about movies. Although Weekend at Bernie’s 2 might be my default, and I don’t think I’d get much debate over that pick.

    We both still share the same favorite movie if I recall — Ice Castles.

    Crank, I promise I won’t punch you in the nuts next time I see you.

  4. Taber Says:

    Update: I saw The Human Centipede over the weekend. I will save my review for the next time I’m on.

    My favorite scene in Pay It Forward was the awkward kissing scene between Helen hunt and Kevin Spacey. If I recall, she pushes him up against the wall and makes out with him while he flails about and sheds a tear.

    Second favorite scene: When a child is stabbed in the stomach.

  5. Dan Says:

    I think my favorite scene in Pay It Forward is when Kevin Spacey suddenly beats the tar out of the stranger talking to Haley Joel Osment at the bus terminal. Foreshadowing!

    Nathan Rabin from the AV club says just about everything that needs to be said about that film in his My Year of Flops review:,10163/