Top 5 Firsts

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Anderson and Bryan reveal interesting trivia with the TOP 5 FIRSTS.  They’ll educate on some of the most defining moments in film history.

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Featured Artist: La Practica De Familia

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18 thoughts on “Top 5 Firsts

  1. Anderson mentioned Ecstacy (1933), the actress was Hedy Lamarr who deserves a biopic of her own. Born a Jew in Austria, she married an Austrian munitions magnate and entertained Mussolini and Hitler himself at their home. She left for the US later in the 30’s and also had an interest in science and is creditted as co-inventor of frequency hopping in 1941. First used by the US Navy but laid the ground work for wireless transmissions and cell phones.
    If you recall Hedy Lamarr is also the name that Harvey Korman’s character in Blazing Saddles is mispronounced several times. Remarkable lady by any measure.


    Posted by sburns2421 | August 14, 2014, 1:36 PM
  2. Rules of Reduction was pretty funny. But it ain’t even a short film. Finish the fucking story!


    Posted by Jeffrey Hunter Post | August 13, 2014, 11:58 PM
  3. Anderson, I love you man, you are the reason I listen to this podcast and support it over all the others I listen to. However, the segment during this episode where you are talking about that “Frank” movie, I had to fast forward through it. It sounded like you were dragging out your description and thoughts on the movie, almost as if you were trying to promote it. Your thoughts were so disjointed and all over the place, though, that I just couldn’t take it after a while. It almost felt like you were high while talking about it.


    Posted by Roscoe P | August 12, 2014, 9:09 AM
  4. The problem with guardians was it was market as half a comedy and while there was a few laughs it was nowhere near as funny as avengers. Maybe i just love that Joss Whedon scene of humor.

    Thank god i saw guardians before anderson said his piece about sam rockwell, that would have ruined it for me.

    Also about the bill hicks movie, it seems like from the doc that he is not remembered as one of the great comedians because he died just as he was finding his voice. he had about a year where he was at his best then passed away before he really got to leave his mark. Maybe he was going to be one of the best of all time but we will never know


    Posted by p1nbacker | August 11, 2014, 8:36 PM
    • “he had about a year where he was at his best then passed away before he really got to leave his mark. Maybe he was going to be one of the best of all time but we will never know”

      I loved this episode because I rarely hear what laymen
      SNNNNIIIIIFFFFF (omg, I’m insufferable)
      think of Hicks. He is universally recognized among comics as being on anyone’s top ten list, but outside of our circles this assumption is false. I usually hate the term “found his voice” as comics use it to describe the moment when a comic’s point of view and inner voice is channeled to convey a deep meaning about himself or the world or politics or life because comics generally imply that one can only “find his voice” onstage with years of work. In my case, when I started during my early thirties I had a clear point of view– I was too old not to have it; in Hicks’ case he basically grew up on a stage, so I believe that it is valid in relation to him.
      Anyway, I watched an advanced screening of “American: The Bill Hicks Story” with people who knew him intimately (SNNIIIIFFFF). They said afterward that he “found his voice” in New York City, which occurred **just a couple of years** before he died. So you are probably correct.


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | August 11, 2014, 10:21 PM
  5. Lincoln assassinated in 1863?!? The bald one must suffer!!


    Posted by Dave | August 11, 2014, 6:42 AM
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy is getting way more love than it deserves. Yes it has a few good laughs in it (i.e. the Jackson Pollack joke) but the way it’s structured makes it hard to care about the central conflict. Guys chasing after a rock that puts on a light show doesn’t exactly evoke an emotional response and the film makers make no effort to tie it to something that does. As a result the characters lurch from scene to scene without giving us a reason to care about why the next scene is happening. By the third act, the movie becomes a bunch of random — borderline incomprehensible — action with no compelling through-line holding it together.


    Posted by Miguel Cruz | August 10, 2014, 10:23 AM
  7. It’s funny how Anderson was talking like Bryan wouldn’t want to do the topic but it was originally his idea months and months ago. Lots of fun movie facts, I was skeptical but it turned out to be really interesting. My girlfriend even thought it was cool and she has never heard the podcast before.


    Posted by Kid D-Brock | August 8, 2014, 11:57 PM
  8. I was a little hammered when I saw the Lego movie, another Chris Pratt vehicle and I didn’t like it, possibly for that reason. The repeat viewing didn’t help. I don’t think you come back from a bad viewing experience. I have to say though, Sam Rockwell would have ruined Guardians of the Galaxy for me. And I love me some Sam Rockwell. If you take Pratt out of GOTG and replace him with Rockwell you might end up with The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


    Posted by Jeffrey Hunter Post | August 8, 2014, 9:35 PM
  9. Thank you to the TFV team for producing such quality content. I can’t wait to listen!


    Posted by Roger | August 8, 2014, 7:26 PM
  10. I really wanted guardians to be good, but i was sadly dissapointed. The villans were weak and i thought the tone was spotty. A lot of weak pandering jokes too.


    Posted by Bryan | August 8, 2014, 11:30 AM
    • It’s for children. I call it “my favorite animated movie.” It’s not even on the level of “comic book movie” to me. It reminded me of one of the reasons why I love Captain America 2– 0 nods to the children. 0.
      Its soundtrack is outstanding, though.


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | August 8, 2014, 2:04 PM
  11. Anderson, when you say “misnomer,” I believe you mean “misconception.”

    Sorry to be that guy, but I noticed it multiple times this episode and could no longer sit silent without comment. Really love the show – keep it up.


    Posted by Brandon Shakley | August 8, 2014, 9:22 AM
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy was very boring and slow. It is for sure a cookie cutter movie. This was not hilarious movie Chris Pratt is NOT funny.

    Here is part of my review that I put out on Monday:
    “I will start with what I liked about this movie because this is a lot shorter than what I didn’t. The worlds that were created were amazing. The depth and detail of all of the locations and sets were fantastic. The city Xandar was beautifully designed. The world Knowhere had the most WOW factor of any of the worlds created in the film. Dare I say badass? I do. I really do. It was absolutely stunning. A floating skull that was it’s own world? Ummmm yes please. On top of the animation of the worlds themselves, the muted coloring used in the parts outside of the worlds looked incredible.

    If you really loved the movie and will be offended by anything negative I could possibly say, stop reading now. This is where I start to rip it apart. First, I am not a Chris Pratt fan at all. I do not like most of the things he has done. I do not think he is funny. The Lego Movie is soooo over rated (won’t go into that). Pratt and the other actors, in my opinion, could not save the mediocre script and the acting could have been better.

    The best acting in this movie came from a WWE wrestler, Dave Bautista who plays Drax and Karen Gillan who plays Nebula. The characters that played Ronan (Lee Pace) and Thanos (uncredited Josh Brolin) were just horrific. I did not for a moment fall into the typical “movie hypnosis” where you start to believe that a specific actor has become the character they are supposed to be playing. Their performances were uninspired at best.

    Ultimately, my biggest issue is the cookie-cutter story line of every blockbuster super hero movie. Bad guy wants a power that no one should have. Bad guy gets said power. Three or more good guys assemble and take rank to defeat the lone bad guy. I am also over all these movies trying to tie into each other. While there is an understanding that the Marvel Universe is linked in some way, if you’re going to link all of these, don’t play around and just do it from the start. We will probably see the Guardians and the Avengers team up at some point in the future (Avengers 3 anyone?), but the build to it is absolutely ridiculous.:

    My kds who are 11 and 9 barley like this.


    Posted by Carl Busch | August 8, 2014, 7:53 AM
    • Hipster Douche


      Posted by Bob | August 8, 2014, 10:28 AM
    • Sorry you couldn’t appreciate this movie, it was one of the most enjoyable movie experiences I’ve had. GotG was my most anticipated movie of the year and it delivered in every way. Best movie of the year to my mind.

      I feel the complete opposite on all your negative points regarding the acting and the script. Your comment on the cookie-cutter story is ironically very cookie-cutter. Even if they story was as shallow as you believe it was, it’s an origin story movie that focuses on the characters and their interactions with each other, that is the focus.

      This movie is clearly not meant for someone like you, and I feel sorry for you that you felt compelled to watch something you clearly had no intention of enjoying.


      Posted by Craig | August 8, 2014, 10:53 AM

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