Jean-Claude Van Damme Fights Himself, Another Sex-Filled Pie, and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Need The Help

Aug. 6-12: Nicole Kidman’s got a spooky house, Martin Short has bad luck, John Candy is trapped in his own story, Chris Rock is inside Bill Murray, Jesse Eisenberg has a bomb, the final Final Destination so far and Nickelodeon unleashes three landmark toons. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

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  1. I had no idea Prince did the theme song to John Candy’s Delirious.

    What are some other examples of a very famous artists doing a theme song that is completely obscure?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilP0dGXFNgw

    Delirious. It ended with “AND it was ALL a dream…” Groan. What I think they really needed to do to keep it more interesting is to have John Candy keep flashing between the real world and the Soap Opera world. Like have him be writing a scene, rush out to go on a date and then as he moves through a door and enters into the Soap Opera world. Have him not be sure if he’s a writer hallucinating that he’s a character on a Soap Opera of if he’s a high powered executive hallucinating that he’s writing his own life.

    Pure Luck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v62J4tishs What other films have luck be something that is not just coincidences but part of a person’s being? That they are inherently lucky or unlucky?

    Do you think The Orange Years is worth watching?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5H02eoHJ6E

    Best riffs of all time. GO!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384

    I know it’s almost a cliché but I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a horror film set in an insane asylum? (Session 9).

    What are some good horror flicks set in an insane asylum?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s-5eJq47bY

    I tried watching Osmosis Jones but quit exclusively because I could not enjoy the live-action bits. What film that cut between two separate (but interlocking) parts/genres/plotlines/film-making-styles did you hate one of the parts of?

    American Pie 2. I got this for free and still felt ripped off. I loved American Pie 1 because I saw it at the right phase of life and connected with the characters and loved the jokes but this was one of the biggest crashes in qualities that I don’t think I saw in a sequel until Hangover 2.

    Samurai Jack. I had just moved to Japan when this premiered and literally the ONLY channel I got on my TV that had an English option was Cartoon Network so I watched a ton of Cartoon Network from 2001-2003 and no show did I love as much as Samurai Jack. It’s a fantastic bit of storytelling that still absolutely holds up with some great side characters. I’ll never forget though when my Japanese students asked me what American cartoons I liked and I told them my current favorite was Samurai Jack and they all refused to believe that it was not a Japanese show until I printed out a page from the internet showing that it was created by a guy named Genndy Tartakovsky, not some Japanese guy as they all assumed.

    What game did you fail to win even if you cheated at it? For me it was Shogun Total War: Mongol Invasion. Was a game that I had in Japan when, again, English games were very hard for me to get so I played it again and again and again. The Mongol invasion of Japan though was TOUGH. I remember giving up trying to win as the Japanese resisting the Mongols and used a cheat program to give me infinite money and I STILL couldn’t win.

    SPOILERS FOR FINAL DESTINATION 4.
    I haven’t seen it but the idea of a film being surprise prequel sounds pretty damn cool. Any other films ever give a “WHAT A TWIST!” by showing that they are prequels to the audience?

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