Sneaky Dragon Episode 281

by David Dedrick on April 22, 2017

Ciao, Sneakers! Welcome to Episode 281 of Sneaky Dragon! This week is all about movies, movies, movies, but before we get to that we have to listen to Ian and Dave relax; then marvel at rock star hi-jinks; discover that Pia is on political cartoon website The Nib (so you should check that out); be surprised that a Simpsons story by Ian is on the web. Also, Ian stumps Dave with a musical reference; they admit it’s a sausage party, but we’re sure you knew that; Ian nit-picks the Bible; Dave is no longer angry at himself; Dave is tempted by Satan; Ian is horrified by Dave’s disgusting sandwich; Dave isn’t into Biblical extrapolation; Ian was conscripted, but Dave’s a volunteer; and, finally, part one of the big movie quiz: Ian and Dave more or less answer the following questions: Most over-rated film; Most under-rated film; film they secretly love; favourite US action film; favourite non-US action film; favourite drama; favourite US horror; favourite non-US horror; favourite comedy; favourite Disney; favourite sc-fi; favourite blaxploitation; favourite US animation; favourite non-US animation; favourite superhero movie; favourite western; favourite film noir; favourite porno; favourite film never released to DVD; favourite musical; favourite concert film; favourite cinematic documentary; favourite film from a female director; and, finally, childhood favourite.

Ian and Dave will continue this list next week and answer such deep questions as: favourite director; most romantic film; and most visually striking film.

Thanks for listening.

If you’d like to play along, copy and paste the following questions with your answers into the comments below:

Movie I Think is Over-Rated:
Movie I Think is Under-Rated:
Movie I Secretly Love:
Favourite US Action Movie:
Favourite Non-US Action movie:
Favourite Drama:
Favourite US Horror:
Favourite Non-US Horror:
Favourite Comedy:
Favourite Disney:
Favourite Sci-Fi:
Favourite Blaxploitation:
Favourite US animation:
Favourite Non-US Animation:
Favourite Superhero movie:
Favourite Western:
Fave Film Noir:
Fave Porno:
Fave Film Never Released to dvd:
Fave Musical:
Favourite Concert Film:
Fave Cinematic Documentary:
Fave Film from a female director:
Childhood Favourite:
Favourite Franchise:
Favourite Trilogy:
Favourite director:
Fave actress:
Fave actor:
Fave Criterion release:
Fave film so far this year:
Worst film so far this year:
Most recent film seen:
How Was it:
Most Anticipated upcoming film:
Film that always makes me cry:
Most Romantic Film:
Best Remake:
Most Depressing:
Most Times Seen:
Most Visually striking:
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated:
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked:

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

David Dedrick April 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Gosh darn it! How did I miss Let It Be as my favourite film not on DVD? THAT would be the film that I would LOVE to see come out. There! Final answer!

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Thomas Callaway April 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

Movie I Think is Over-Rated: Fight Club
Movie I Think is Under-Rated: Batman and Robin
Movie I Secretly Love: Batman and Robin
Favourite US Action Movie: Spider-Man 2
Favourite Non-US Action movie: Mad Max: Fury Road
Favourite Drama: All About Eve
Favourite US Horror: I walked with a Zombie
Favourite Non-US Horror: The Host
Favourite Comedy: Dr. Strangelove or I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Favourite Disney: The Jungle Book (1967)
Favourite Sci-Fi: 2001: a space odyssey
Favourite Blaxploitation: Super Fly
Favourite US animation: Up
Favourite Non-US Animation: Princess Mononoke
Favourite Superhero movie: Spider-Man 2
Favourite Western: The Searchers
Fave Film Noir: The Third Man
Fave Porno: idk
Fave Film Never Released to dvd: The Road Back (1937)
Fave Musical: Singin’ in th’ Rain
Favourite Concert Film: The Last Waltz
Fave Cinematic Documentary: King of Kong: a fist full of quarters
Fave Film from a female director: A new leaf
Childhood Favourite: Raiders of the lost Ark
Favourite Franchise: Rocky
Favourite Trilogy: Before
Favourite director: Martin Scorsese
Fave actress: Bette Davis
Fave actor: Paul Newman
Fave Criterion release: The Third Man
Fave film so far this year: The Lego Batman Movie
Worst film so far this year: idk
Most recent film seen: They Were Expendable
How Was it: Good (8/10)
Most Anticipated upcoming film: The Last Jedi (l guess)
Film that always makes me cry: Babe
Most Romantic Film: Before Sunrise
Best Remake: Dawn of the Dead
Most Depressing: Persona
Most Times Seen: Varsity Blues
Most Visually striking: Hero
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked: Batman and Robin

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David Dedrick April 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Nice list!

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Thomas Callaway April 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

I want to mention I made this list before I listened to this episode, so any similarities are coincidental.

But I’m glad you also think Fight Club is overrated.

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Matthew Sanborn Smith April 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

Hey, guys. I’m still listening to the episode, but just heard you talk about “The Thing.” My friend, Sam, wrote a story called “Things With Beards” that talks about life for the characters after the events of the movie. It’s a great story and it’s up for a Nebula award this year. http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/miller_06_16/

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Robert April 23, 2017 at 10:11 am

Movie I Think is Over-Rated:
Movie I Think is Under-Rated: International House
Movie I Secretly Love: Brain Donors
Favourite US Action Movie: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Favourite Non-US Action movie: Project A
Favourite Drama: Eight Men Out
Favourite US Horror: Evil Dead II
Favourite Non-US Horror: Ugetsu Monogatari or Housebound
Favourite Comedy: Monkey Business (Marx Brothers) or Way Out West
Favourite Disney: Pinocchio
Favourite Sci-Fi: Stalker
Favourite Blaxploitation: Coffey
Favourite US animation: Jungle Book
Favourite Non-US Animation: Yellow Submarine
Favourite Superhero movie: Superman the Movie
Favourite Western: The Magnificent Seven
Fave Film Noir: The Big Sleep
Fave Porno: Flesh Gordon
Fave Film Never Released to dvd: Get Crazy
Fave Musical: Yankee Doodle Dandy
Favourite Concert Film: Stop Making Sense
Fave Cinematic Documentary: Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
Fave Film from a female director: The Heartbreak Kid
Childhood Favourite: Buck Privates
Favourite Franchise: James Bond
Favourite Trilogy: The Sergio Leone “Dollar” films
Favourite director: Howard Hawks
Fave actress: Barbara Stanwyck
Fave actor: James Cagney
Fave Criterion release: The Third Man
Fave film so far this year: Toni Erdmann
Worst film so far this year: Fifty Shades Darker
Most recent film seen: The Kid (Chaplin)
How Was it: Fantastic
Most Anticipated upcoming film: Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Film that always makes me cry: Dumbo
Most Romantic Film: The Quiet Man
Best Remake: The Maltese Falcon
Most Depressing: Purple Rose of Cairo
Most Times Seen: Monkey Business
Most Visually striking: Chimes at Midnight
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated:
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked:

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Joe April 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

Movie I Think is Over-Rated: Reservoir Dogs
Movie I Think is Under-Rated: The Founder
Movie I Secretly Love: The Nice Guys
Favourite US Action Movie: Die Hard
Favourite Non-US Action movie: Stander
Favourite Drama: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favourite US Horror: The Evil Dead 2
Favourite Non-US Horror: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Favourite Comedy: This is Spinal Tap
Favourite Disney: Peter Pan
Favourite Sci-Fi: Moon
Favourite Blaxploitation: I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
Favourite US animation: The Invinceables
Favourite Non-US Animation:
Favourite Superhero movie: The Dark Knight
Favourite Western: Unforgiven
Fave Film Noir: The Usual Suspects
Fave Porno: The Honeymooners (Peter North/Bunny Bleu)
Fave Film Never Released to dvd: N/A
Fave Musical: 1776
Favourite Concert Film: The Last Waltz
Fave Cinematic Documentary: King of Kong
Fave Film from a female director: Kathryn Bigelow
Childhood Favourite: Star Wars
Favourite Franchise: Star Wars
Favourite Trilogy: Star Wars (original trilogy).
Favourite director: Martin Scorsese
Fave actress: Jessica Chastain
Fave actor: Brendan Gleason
Fave Criterion release: Rushmore
Fave film so far this year: n/a
Worst film so far this year: N/A
Most recent film seen: Paterson
How Was it: Loved it. Quirky, sweet. Really stayed with me.
Most Anticipated upcoming film: Dunkirk
Film that always makes me cry: It’s a Wonderful Life
Most Romantic Film:
Best Remake: Bang the Drum Slowly
Most Depressing: Schindler’s List
Most Times Seen: in my lifetime, Empire Strikes Back
Most Visually striking: Tree of Life
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated: The Infiltrator
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked: Steve Jobs

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Louise April 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Movie I Think is Over-Rated: Avatar
Movie I Think is Under-Rated: (by you) Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Movie I Secretly Love: The American President
Favourite US Action Movie: Jaws
Favourite Non-US Action movie: District 9
Favourite Drama: Last of the Mohicans
Favourite US Horror: The Silence of the Lambs
Favourite Non-US Horror: Pan’s Labyrinth
Favourite Comedy: Groundhog Day
Favourite Disney: Frozen
Favourite Sci-Fi: Blade Runner
Favourite Blaxploitation: n/a
Favourite US animation: Beauty and the Beast
Favourite Non-US Animation: Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
Favourite Superhero movie: Lego Batman
Favourite Western: True Grit (1969)
Fave Film Noir: Sea of Love
Fave Porno: TIE – Dave Does Dragons/Boothby Nights
Fave Film Never Released to dvd: n/a
Fave Musical: Singin’ in the Rain
Favourite Concert Film: n/a
Fave Cinematic Documentary: n/a
Fave Film from a female director: The Piano
Childhood Favourite: The Red Shoes
Favourite Franchise: Alien
Favourite Trilogy: Star Wars (original)
Favourite director: n/a
Fave actress: Emma Thompson
Fave actor: Tom Hardy
Fave Criterion release: n/a
Fave film so far this year: Lego Batman
Worst film so far this year: n/a
Most recent film seen: Beauty and the Beast (live action)
How Was it: just okay. CGI-faced Beast design: too horny.
Most Anticipated upcoming film: Wonder Woman
Film that always makes me cry: It’s a Wonderful Life
Most Romantic Film: A Room With A View
Best Remake: Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Most Depressing: Synchedoche, New York
Most Times Seen: Love Actually
Most Visually striking: Inception
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated: n/a
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked: n/a

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Louise April 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Wait, I do have a favourite cinematic documentary. It’s “First Position” (2011) about six ballet students from around the world taking part in an international ballet competition.

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Caanan April 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

About 3/4 through the podcast, but I’ll do mine now while thoughts are fresh.

Movie I Think is Over-Rated: Finding Dory (if not for Cars 2, this would be bottom of my Pixar list)
Movie I Think is Under-Rated: Interstate 60 (from the writer of Back to the Future!)
Movie I Secretly Love: Charlie’s Angels
Favourite US Action Movie: Edge of Tomorrow
Favourite Non-US Action movie: Battle Royale (is this a horror? Who cares…)
Favourite Drama: Stand By Me
Favourite US Horror: Final Destination 2 (a sequel that improves on the original!)
Favourite Non-US Horror: The Host (the Korean monster movie)
Favourite Comedy: Groundhog Day
Favourite Disney: Mulan
Favourite Sci-Fi: Tomorrowland
Favourite Blaxploitation: Never seen one
Favourite US animation: The Iron Giant
Favourite Non-US Animation: Footrot Flats: A Dog’s Tail
Favourite Superhero movie: The Incredibles
Favourite Western: True Grit (haven’t seen a ton)
Fave Film Noir: (will you let me get away with) Brick (?)
Fave Porno: that free one on the internet
Fave Film Never Released to dvd: Radioland Murders (except it has, I looked it up. I’m gonna leave it)
Fave Musical: The Commitments
Favourite Concert Film: Shine A Light (only one I’ve seen, maybe)
Fave Cinematic Documentary: The Cove
Fave Film from a female director: Big
Childhood Favourite: The Transformers Movie
Favourite Franchise: Marvel (for sheer volume)
Favourite Trilogy: Back to the Future
Favourite director: Brad Bird
Fave actress: Rose Byrne
Fave actor: Michael J Fox
Fave Criterion release: Life of Brian, or Watership Down. I am stuck.
Fave film so far this year: Moana (this is the only recent thing I’ve seen this year)
Worst film so far this year: There’s been a 50 Shades movie, hasn’t there? Yeah, that.
Most recent film seen: Star Trek Beyond
How Was it: I stayed awake
Most Anticipated upcoming film: Valerian and the City of 1,000 Planets
Film that always makes me cry: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Most Romantic Film: The Princess Bride
Best Remake: True Grit
Most Depressing: An Inconvenient Truth
Most Times Seen: Back to the Future
Most Visually striking: The Book of Kells (and the follow up, Song of the Sea)
Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated: X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked: Fun Size

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Chris Roberts April 25, 2017 at 12:58 am

Okay, here goes nothing…

Movie I Think is Over-Rated:
I share Ian’s misgivings about this question, but just for argument’s sake, The Exorcist. In fairness, I’m sure I’d have loved it when it came out and I was a teenager. However, I only got round to it a couple of years ago on DVD and the only scary thing was the Starsky cardigan William Friedkin wore in one of the extra features.

Movie I Think is Under-Rated:
Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Love every second. When the creature from the id appeared towards the end, I let out an audible cheer in the cinema.

Movie I Secretly Love:
Author, Author, with Al Pacino, written by Israel Horovitz, directed by Arthur Hiller. It has the worst theme song of all time and falls apart completely in the third act, but the script is wonderfully witty, and Pacino genuinely funny.

Favourite US Action Movie:
I don’t watch many, but did enjoy Bourne Ultimatum.

Favourite Non-US Action movie:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was good.

Favourite Drama:
Dog Day Afternoon. Pacino’s best performance, John Cazale brilliant, and fantastic script and direction.

Favourite US Horror:
Blair Witch Project.

Favourite Non-US Horror:
Devil’s Backbone, with The Orphanage a close second.

Favourite Comedy:
Way out West – Laurel and Hardy.

Favourite Disney:
Hard to pick, but Bambi has a special place. My sister took me to see it when I was around four or five, and I refused to leave the cinema until the film started playing again and we could see Bambi’s mother alive. She never took me to another movie.

Favourite Sci-Fi:
For all its flaws, it’s Forbidden Planet.

Favourite Blaxploitation:

Favourite US animation:
Toy Story

Favourite Non-US Animation:
Spirited Away

Favourite Superhero movie:
Spider-man 2

Favourite Western:
Shane

Fave Film Noir:
The Big Sleep

Fave Porno:
Walkabout. I know, but I was 12…

Fave Film Never Released to dvd:
The Crowd – King Vidor. (And Let it Be, obviously…)

Fave Musical:
Does the original Disney Beauty and the Beast count? If not, I’ll take Hairspray.

Favourite Concert Film:
Stop Making Sense.

Fave Cinematic Documentary:
Anvil – hilarious, yet weirdly moving.

Fave Film from a female director:
Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair

Childhood Favourite:
The Island at the Top of the World, a hammy escapist fantasy, quite possibly with racist overtones that escaped my attention at the time.

Favourite Franchise:
Toy Story

Favourite Trilogy:
Toy Story

Favourite director:
Charles Laughton. That’s kind of cheating, as Night of the Hunter was his only film, but it’s my all-time favourite. Also, when they’re on form, Coen Brothers are tough to beat.

Fave actress:
Right now, Melissa Leo.

Fave actor:
Spencer Tracy.

Fave Criterion release:
Fave what?

Fave film so far this year:

Worst film so far this year:

Most recent film seen:
Moonlight

How Was it:
First two parts, great. Last part, overlong and unbelievable.

Most Anticipated upcoming film:
Sneaky Dragon the movie.

Film that always makes me cry:
Night of the Hunter. When the boy John realises no adult is going to help the children. He looks straight into the camera and says, ‘There’s still the river.’ I’m welling up just thinking about it.

Most Romantic Film:
The General.

Best Remake:
True Grit, the Coens’ version, though they were really adapting the novel, rather than remaking the John Wayne film (which isn’t that bad). Second choice: A Fistful of Dollars.

Most Depressing:
Intolerable Cruelty.

Most Times Seen:
Either Scott Pilgrim or The Big Lebowski.

Most Visually striking:
Lord of the Rings

Movie People Assumed You’d Like That You Hated:
The seven-hour cut of Abel Gance’s Napoleon. Some great scenes, but lordy, it’s long. Hate is too strong a word, but I wouldn’t sit through it again.

Movie People Assumed You’d Hate That You Liked:
Mamma Mia.

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