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Post by connordenney » November 7th, 2015, 5:02 am

New Jersey - Jersey Boys
30%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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South Dakota - Badlands
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Alaska
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Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota = Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » January 21st, 2016, 10:45 am

Hawaii - Aloha
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Alaska
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Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
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Post by connordenney » January 24th, 2016, 8:35 am

Massachusetts - Spotlight
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
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Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
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Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
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Post by connordenney » February 5th, 2016, 8:37 am

Colorado - Cop Car
38%Show
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Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » February 10th, 2016, 2:42 am

West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter
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Alaska
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Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
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Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
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Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » March 4th, 2016, 11:33 pm

Florida - Some Like It Hot
42%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » May 30th, 2016, 5:06 pm

Oregon - Night Moves
46%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » August 11th, 2016, 6:56 am

Arizona - Real Life
48%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » October 17th, 2016, 8:52 am

Montana - Certain Women
50%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » December 18th, 2016, 9:45 am

Iowa - The Straight Story
52%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » February 4th, 2017, 11:13 pm

Michigan - Ordinary People
54%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » March 7th, 2017, 9:12 am

Mississippi - The Beguiled
56%Show
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Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » March 18th, 2017, 8:09 am

Rhode Island - Irrational Man
58%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » May 14th, 2017, 6:17 am

Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis
60%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » July 23rd, 2017, 3:25 am

Louisiana - Déjà Vu
62%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » August 10th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln
64%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » August 21st, 2017, 4:33 am

New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
66%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » September 2nd, 2017, 8:34 pm

Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
68%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 6th, 2017, 8:39 pm

I keep seeing this one crop up, so I wanted to keep track. I'm including DC, and I hit three different states yesterday:

Iowa - Music Man (1961)
Louisiana - A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Washington DC - All the President's Men (1976)
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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa The Music Man (1962)
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC All the President's Men (1976)
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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Post by connordenney » March 5th, 2018, 9:16 am

North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
70%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by Minkin » March 24th, 2018, 4:48 am

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01 - Washington DC
02 - Minnesota

Movies watched:
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
A Serious Man (2009)
God's Country (1985) - I'll recommend this as the best of the bunch / the best film about Minnesota

Travelogue: Minnesota: 'Land of Plenty' (1942)

Short film: How to Talk Minnesotan (highly recommended - its hilarious: http://www.pbs.org/video/tpt-documentar ... innesotan/ )

Food: Scotcheroos (we came close to making tater-tot casserole (sorry, "hotdish"))

Worst thing advertised in the "Only in MN" state tourism brochure: Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum

Activity: Played the boardgame "Life on the Farm"

Best Minnesotan Phrase: "Oh, for cute"

Random Google Maps find: Kensington Runestone
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Post by Minkin » August 21st, 2018, 2:30 pm

SpoilerShow
01 - Washington DC
02 - Minnesota
03 - Wyoming

Movies Watched:
Heaven's Gate (1980) - very Close call with Brokeback, but I'm declaring this the best of the bunch. I've no clue why this was so hated upon release and why anyone would call this "the worst film ever made" + it killing the Western genre. I guess people wanted something to lash out at, but this was clearly a brilliant film - and it depicts probably the only interesting thing to ever happen in Wyoming.

Brokeback Mountain (2005) - I finally watched this all these years later - after having lived through all the idiotic "controversy" / terrible "jokes" that resulted from this movie's existence. Its perhaps most amusing that this was seen as an "attack on Western culture + American values" due to the whole "gay cowboy" thing - but their sexuality is rather vague to say the least. From a historic view, the old west was an exceptionally gay period - as large groups of men were the first to arrive in isolated areas - leading to relationships between them. Anyway, I suspect all of those who were so worked up over the film never actually watched it. Though maybe they did and were offended by the dichotomy between the idyllic gay eden vs the disgusting misery of heteronormativity.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - I think most of the spectacle has long since worn off with this one - as alot of this film seems more like a special effects tech demo (same problem with The Howling :P ).

The Nasty Rabbit (1964) - Perhaps one of the most juvenile films I've ever seen. Its great if you like foreign stereotypes trying to chase after a one-liner delivering talking rabbit - all the while Arch Hall Jr shows up every now and then. I couldn't watch this fast enough when I saw the description; but it turned out to be a huge disappointment. Inane, immature, and idiotic really summarize it well. Although I'll give it high praise for the credits (written on rabbit-shaped signs - placed outdoors)

Travelogue:
Yellowstone Park: ‘Nature’s Playground’ (1936)

Food:
We tried looking forever for any sort of Wyoming dessert - and they either didn't exist or were just a one-off from some BS list or blog. We almost just settled for chocolate truffles. But we ended up making a traditional Wyoming gay cowgirl meal of Basque potatoes, bbq beans, and meatballs. Bison or Rocky Mountain Oysters weren't readily available.

Random Google Maps finds:
Just Dandy Outwest + Outstanding Clothes store
Lethal Weapon 3 pinball machine at Flipper's Family Arcade
Old Faithful Inn with a sign advertising their lunch buffet - which apparently serves brownies du jour, sign me up.

Phrases:
“He’s got a burr under his saddle” means he’s in a bad mood
“They looked like 10 miles of dirt road” means they looked disheveled.

Tourism Brochure Finds:
Aladdin General Store -which advertised: "Come see the Peeling Wallpaper!"
Hoofprints of the Past Museum
Mormon Handcart Historic Site
Mangy Moose Saloon
Chugwater Chili Cookoff
1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous
Cowgirls of the West Museum & Emporium
Campbell County School Science Center Adventurarium

Facts:
Known as the "Equality State" - since it gave women the right to vote in the 1800s.
Despite that motto, only 11.1% of the state legislature is held by women - which is actually the lowest of any state in the country!
Only one Wyoming county did not vote for Trump.
Democrats only make up 18% of registered voters vs 68% for Republicans.
The largest city in the state, Cheyenne (the capital) only has 60,000 people.
Absolutely nothing interesting has happened in the state since the 1890s

Activity:
Tried lassoing one of the chairs. It didn't work.

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Post by connordenney » December 27th, 2018, 10:38 pm

Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
72%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » February 14th, 2019, 11:14 pm

Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » March 12th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
76%Show
Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by Minkin » June 21st, 2019, 9:28 am

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01 - Washington DC - Earth vs the flying saucers + Happy Hooker goes to Washington + Being There
02 - Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid + A Serious Man + God’s Country
03 - Wyoming - Heaven's Gate + The Nasty Rabbit + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind + Brokeback Mountain
04 - Nebraska (finally! we started this back in December)

Movies Watched

Boys Town (1938) - At least Going My Way has some fun songs in it; this is just a chore that does everything you know it will do.

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) - Painful to watch on many levels (especially with the film's big Fuck You to Brandon at the end credits). We were waiting to complete Nebraska until we found this movie, which is why this state took over 6 months to complete.

Hex (1973) - The best of the bunch by far + I love the way it handles the feminine power through witchcraft theme.

Travelogue
Postcards from Nebraska - I highly recommend this to everyone. Roger Welsch creates these short little poetic segments on life in rural Nebraska. They can range on topic from Why do people shoot at road signs?; to antique shops are just museums you can buy stuff at; to this super touching short on a trucker who gives people in retirement community's something to look forward to - by sending them anonymous postcards on his travels, giving the forgotten people with few loved ones - something to cling to life to. I can't recommend this show enough to everyone.

Food
We of course made regular popcorn + caramel popcorn (corn is a big thing in Nebraska). And when we visited Florida last month, our hotel had an Omaha Steakhouse in it, so we're counting that as well!

Random Google Maps finds
Hollywood Candy - with an Emergency Candy Rescue ambulance outside (oh God, save the candy!)
Dodge Street in Omaha - which changes directions each day; with overhead lights to tell you which lane goes which direction + no dividers on the ground to help you out! Sheesh

Phrases
Doodinkus = gadget
Detasseling - remove top part of corn

Tourism Brochure Finds
Testicle Festival (yes, this exists)
Prairie Chicken Festival (see which rooster will win the heart of the hen!)
Captain Critter’s Country Campground
Quack-Off Duck Races
Klown Doll Museum
Harold Lloyd home
Brandy’s Balloons and Mini Yoga
Dairy Queen; Arby’s; Pizza Hut - yes, these were all listed in the tourism brochure as places we had to visit whilst in Nebraska .....
Tourism brochure was so boring we no longer want to visit Nebraska.

Facts
The Nebraska Wikipedia's Culture section is completely empty
Fans of Nebraska University wear novelty foam corn hats on their head (ala Wisconsin and their cheeseheads)
The tourism slogan is "not everybody is going to like it here"
Kool-Aid + Arbor Day were invented in Nebraska
This rap song about Omaha exists
How do 2 million people live in this state if its all just farms / ranches?

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Post by Minkin » August 13th, 2019, 9:05 am

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01 - Washington DC - Earth vs the flying saucers + Happy Hooker goes to Washington + Being There
02 - Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid + A Serious Man + God’s Country
03 - Wyoming - Heaven's Gate + The Nasty Rabbit + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind + Brokeback Mountain
04 - Nebraska -Boys Town + Boys Dont Cry + Hex
05 - Florida

Death Curse of Tartu (1966) - Buncha teens at the Everglades, disrespecting Seminole curses with their dorky dancing. For as cool as the monster looks, you never really see it - as the curse takes the form of animals. So they spent all this time making this great monster, and then decided to never use it. It just lays there the whole time. This is also the worst sin of bad horror films: super boring. You just want anything to happen, but instead get to trudge through the swamp.

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) - The leeches still looks like garbage bags to me. And this is mostly a love triangle with some dopey monsters thrown in. The leeches /movie also manages to be super cruel with the victims on top of everything else. I hated this film.

Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) - One of those movies that throws in a peeper subplot, just to add some titillation. One of those movies where the things that are ugly must be destroyed. One of those movies where you can escape from a hospital by walking out the front door in your greaser outfit.

The Blood Waters of Dr Z (1971) - Scientists turns self into a fish + plans to take over world by, as the trailer puts it, "polluting the universe" - with his little spray bottle of doom. Or at least until he decides having a fish mate is way more interesting. It continues the mess of Florida films.

Vernon Florida (1981) - I still wish we'd have gotten that nub city documentary. But instead, this felt like a real-life Redgreen Show, with all the small town characters that just go on and on about nothing. I love Morris' description in the extras of the town being full of philosophers who've lost their minds. Also funny that the town was described as being so dangerous, whereas now it looks no different than the many gun & pawn shop towns that we drove through on our trip. Just 20mins outside of Orlando you can be deep in the South.

Travelogues
Glimpses of Florida (1941) - Mostly just Fitzpatrick creeping out on all the swimming beauties.
Quaint St. Augustine (1939) - Manages to somehow be one of the most racist Traveltalks.

Food
Key Lime Pie - had some in Florida + we made some (which was the tartest fucking thing ever made).

Random Google Maps finds
-Vernon FL image: Guy on bannister w/Subway cup
-Hog's Breath Saloon
-Mullet Key
-Breakfast Station - served 6AM to 3PM
Lone shopping cart = epitome of Florida
Separate golf cart road next to car road

Phrases
Bih - which can mean absolutely anything (noun)

Tourism Brochure Finds
-“Best Buffet in FL” = Golden Corral
-World’s Largest “entertainment” McDonalds (no idea what that means)
Nightly good ole fashion gangster shootout
Come meet Queen Esther
Family activity: flea market
Worm Gruntin’n Festival
Old Joe Taxidermy Aligator
Interstate Mullet toss - toss a mullet into Alabama!

Activity:
We spent a week in Florida for a wedding a couple months ago; so we're counting that. It was lovebug season, which was disgustingly horrifying - especially at the beach - with tourists in something akin to a bug horror movie!

Facts
Whilst part of Spain, Florida was a refuge for escaped slaves, until the US government took over Florida and then immediately decided to have wars against + forcibly remove the Seminole Tribe + brought Florida in as a slave state :facepalm: ; which led to most Floridanos moving to Cuba.

For those of you uninitiated, I highly suggest all check out the subreddit - Florida Man

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Post by Minkin » September 5th, 2019, 7:31 pm

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01 - Washington DC - Earth vs the flying saucers + Happy Hooker goes to Washington + Being There
02 - Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid + A Serious Man + God’s Country
03 - Wyoming - Heaven's Gate + The Nasty Rabbit + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind + Brokeback Mountain
04 - Nebraska -Boys Town + Boys Dont Cry + Hex
05 - Florida - Death Curse of Tartu + Attack of the Giant Leeches + Terror from the Year 5000 + Zaat +Vernon Florida
06 - Kentucky

Return of the Living Dead (1985) - OK, so exactly one shot was actually taken in Kentucky; and the "setting" is barely ever mentioned either. But Kentucky doesn't have many films for some odd reason. This is such a fantastic film though. It manages to strike a perfect middleground between scary, funny, and poignant. If somehow in the midst of all the craziness you can have an existential conversation with a zombie, you have to give the film serious praise. Special effects, the punk music, and the camaraderie between the characters really make this a jewel.

Naughty Neighbors (1939) - Easily one of the worst Looney Tunes shorts I've ever seen. Its the Hatfields vs McCoys feud, only with barnyard animals. But that's a sideplot to the main story: Porky + girlfriend pig = in love. They sing a duet, Porky stutters for 5mins, buncha feuding animation, and its over. Its never funny nor endearing. I already dislike Porky, but my goodness this was awful.

Pilgrim Song (2012) - This was the most authentically Kentucky - we even get a bourbon factory tour thrown in! Its initially about a blah couple, where the husband decides he must do this Kentucky hiking trail; but it soon devolves into the life of smalltown Kentucky locals. This feels a bit like King of the Hill when Lucky was introduced - and then follows Lucky's story. Its an early effort from a director, but it was quite enjoyable. The main character is very reserved / mopey / uninteresting; but I really enjoyed the setpieces, the cinematography and the rural charm to it all. It deserves better attention than it has received.

Our Day (1938) - Super endearing short about a day in the life of a Kentucky family. From being awoken by the surly mom; to cutaway shots that seem more like proving they have things like electric lights or running water. The intertitles really sell the comedy inherit here though - like the family "battles for croquet supremacy" - which mostly shows the dog running off with a croquet mallet! I also enjoyed seeing Crokinole - which I had no idea existed. Its interesting to see how little has changed in 80 years. The younger man goes to bed with his malto milk and a magazine, which I'd say was the 30's version of staying up with your phone. I highly recommend this short.


Travelogue
Glimpses of Kentucky (1941) - Horses and racism (everything is "white man ____")

Food:
Our friend made us a great Kentucky dinner. We supplied the drinks and dessert though!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp + homemade Lemonade + Fried Chicken + Bacon greens + Biscuits with honey + mac n cheese

Google Maps:
drive-in laundry dropoff place - The Clotheshanger
McMansion hell
Giovanni's Pizza Power
Lost River Cave - covered wedding venue with waterfall thing
National Corvette (sinkhole) Museum

Brochure finds:
history = Hatfield vs McCoys
Lincoln was motherfucking born here
Cathedral of the Assumption
Kentucky's Best: Bourbon, Horses, and Trains (this sums up the brochure perfectly)
The Ark Encounter! ( I wonder if they would allow me in there)

Activity
We watched old Kentucky Derby videos + placed fake bets on who would win. Didn't go so well, as we couldn't tell what order the horses ran / completely understand the announcer.

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Indiana - Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018)
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana - Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018)
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by Minkin » December 17th, 2019, 12:19 am

Previous StatesShow
01 - Washington DC - Earth vs the flying saucers + Happy Hooker goes to Washington + Being There
02 - Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid + A Serious Man + God’s Country
03 - Wyoming - Heaven's Gate + The Nasty Rabbit + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind + Brokeback Mountain
04 - Nebraska -Boys Town + Boys Dont Cry + Hex
05 - Florida - Death Curse of Tartu + Attack of the Giant Leeches + Terror from the Year 5000 + Zaat +Vernon Florida
06 - Kentucky - Return of the Living Dead + Naughty Neighbors + Pilgrim Song + Our Day
07 - Vermont

Pressure Point (1997) - Dumb action film that was watched on Rifftrax. The best part was the balding middle aged boring white guy star who someone thought would make for a decent action hero ...

Super Troopers (2001) - Dumb comedy film that was a blast back in college, but manages to hold up slightly less well today. Its at least imaginative and avoids all the crass gross-out humor of its contemporaries. For that alone, I have to give it some praise!

Johnny Tsunami (1998) - Dumb Disney Channel film about inequity and racism in Vermont prep schools. Well, that's at least what the subtext was saying .... whereas the rest of the film is about a tubular surfer kid who learns snowboarding is also cool.

Travelogue
Boring VT 40s short = marble, dairy, Ethan Allan, buncha cities. They actually ran out of stuff in Vermont to cover, so they just end it with a "review" which is hilarious.

Food
Maple candy! Turned out great, even though the first batch hardened far too quickly and we had to redo it.

Phrases
Flatlander: Anyone from out of state
Jeezum crow: Jesus Christ
Had the radish = it is no longer viable

Maps
Firehouse pizza with witch figures outfront

Guidebook
Steampunk festival
Strolling of the heifers (which Bernie Sanders has attended)
Vermont Teddy bear sells a Bernie Sanders bear!

Activity
Made a house out of paper, which included a "Witch Window" (a 45 degrees window found in the gables of most Vermont homes).
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As a side project, which I'll only include here when we have another state entry: we're doing all 58 counties of California! So here's our first entry on our home County

01 - Ventura County

Char Man (2019)
Found footage film that has a decent setup, but quickly falls apart in the 3rd act – with over-exposure of the spooky children + dumb excuses to keep them at the same location day after day ("oh no, the gate is locked!"). Plus the ending is just awful.

Food
Went to Wood Ranch BBQ! + Toppers Pizza - two local chains that started in Ventura County. If you ever visit the area, I highly recommend both

Travelogue
Roadtrip with Huell Howser – Fillmore

Phrases
The Grade
Kraproom (Moorpark spelled backwards)

Music
Ojai Valley Boys
Lean Like a Cholo (the greatest musical talent to come forth Ventura County)

Activity
Hiked Mt Reyes + drove through most all of the county
Ojai haunted hayride!

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Post by blocho » December 17th, 2019, 4:09 am

Minkin wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 12:19 am
As a side project, which I'll only include here when we have another state entry: we're doing all 58 counties of California!
That's really cool. So many beautiful places. I lived in California for four years, but by my count I only visited 16 counties. Even with all the film history, I imagine it might be hard to find movies filmed in some of the more remote, unpopulated counties.

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US States (7/49)

01. Alabama
02. Alaska
03. Arizona
04. Arkansas
05. Colorado
06. Connecticut
07. Delaware
08. Florida - Death Curse of Tartu (1966) + Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) + Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) +Blood Waters of Dr Z (1971) + Vernon Florida (1981)
09. Georgia
10. Hawaii
11. Idaho
12. Illinois
13. Indiana
14. Iowa
15. Kansas
16. Kentucky - Return of the Living Dead (1985) + Naughty Neighbors (1939) + Pilgrim Song (2012) + Our Day (1938)
17. Louisiana
18. Maine
19. Maryland
20. Massachusetts
21. Michigan
22. Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid (1972) + A Serious Man (2009) + God's Country (1985)
23. Mississippi
24. Missouri
25. Montana
26. Nebraska - Boy's Town (1938) + Boys Don't Cry (1999) + Hex (1973)
27. Nevada
28. New Hampshire
29. New Jersey
30. New Mexico
31. New York
32. North Carolina
33. North Dakota
34. Ohio
35. Oklahoma
36. Oregon
37. Pennsylvania
38. Rhode Island
39. South Carolina
40. South Dakota
41. Tennessee
42. Texas
43. Utah
44. Vermont - Pressure Point (1997) + Super Troopers (2001) + Johnny Tsunami (1999)
45. Virginia
46. Washington - Benny and Joon (1993) + St. Helens (1981) + Gold Diggers: the Secret of Bear Mountain (1995) + Harry and the Hendersons (1987) + Century 21 Calling (1962) + Dante's Peak (1997)
47. West Virginia
48. Wisconsin
49. Wyoming - Heaven's Gate (1980) + The Nasty Rabbit (1964) + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (1977) + Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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US Territories (1/6)

01. American Samoa
02. District of Columbia - Earth Vs Flying Saucers (1956) + Being There (1979) + The Happy Hooker goes to Washington (1977)
03. Guam
04. Northern Mariana Islands
05. Puerto Rico
06. U.S. Virgin Islands

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Canada (0/13)

01. Alberta
02. British Columbia
03. Manitoba
04. New Brunswick
05. Newfoundland and Labrador
06. Northwest Territories
07. Nova Scotia
08. Nunavut
09. Ontario
10. Prince Edward Island
11. Quebec
12. Saskatchewan
13. Yukon

========================================================================
California Counties (1/58)

01. Alameda
02. Alpine
03. Amador
04. Butte
05. Calaveras
06. Colusa
07. Contra Costa
08. Del Norte
09. El Dorado
10. Fresno
11. Glenn
12. Humboldt
13. Imperial
14. Inyo
15. Kern
16. Kings
17. Lake
18. Lassen
19. Los Angeles
20. Madera
21. Marin
22. Mariposa
23. Mendocino
24. Merced
25. Modoc
26. Mono
27. Monterey
28. Napa
29. Nevada
30. Orange
31. Placer
32. Plumas
33. Riverside
34. Sacramento
35. San Benito
36. San Bernardino
37. San Diego
38. San Francisco
39. San Joaquin
40. San Luis Obispo
41. San Mateo
42. Santa Barbara
43. Santa Clara
44. Santa Cruz
45. Shasta
46. Sierra
47. Siskiyou
48. Solano
49. Sonoma
50. Stanislaus
51. Sutter
52. Tehama
53. Trinity
54. Tulare
55. Tuolumne
56. Ventura - Char Man (2019)
57. Yolo
58. Yuba
08 - Washington

Benny & Joon (1993)
I have a weird history with this film. A Spanish teacher in high school said I reminded her of the the leads in this film. To which I retrospectively say: "what? I remind you of Buster Keaton?" The fun elements of the Depp as Keaton role get downplayed in favor of the horrors of schizophrenia and the effects mental illness take on your family. The film likes to follow the brother - and how his life is controlled by the genuine care he has for his sister. You don't really see this perspective too often - about the stresses caused by mental illness on a family. Of course the film also explores Joon's illness superbly. Despite some poor reviews that decry Joon as a "cute and quirky look at mental illness" - this film has one of the truest depictions of schizophrenia I've seen. The sequence with Joon's psychotic episode on the bus was terrifying for me - as I've had that exact experience myself (alone rather than in public thankfully). A cute rom-com about a hot Johnny Depp as Buster Keaton doesn't have any right to be this accurate with mental illness. Its all an odd juxtaposition of quirky fun and then anguish of uncontrollable symptoms. I do wish the film had focused better on Depp + Joon rather than the brother, but for what this is - I'm impressed - and can see a lot of myself in it.

St Helens (1981)
Surprisingly accurate and entertaining depiction of the events leading up to the eruption. The one disappointment is that Art Carney's character was far more entertaining in reality than depicted here (with a habit of pushing people into lakes when he didn't like them). But hey, for an HBO film rushed into production 6 months after the eruption - it managed to capture the competing experiences of people in a small town. Its still surprising that over 50 people died - given the amount of warning they had. You'd think it might be worth leaving your home if the volcano is going to explode any minute.

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
A girl adventure movie thats full of charm but also the harsh realities of child abuse. Seriously - it feels like two separate movies going on here - about the power of friendship and exploration .... and then the horrors of addiction and family power. Despite that issue - its definitely a fun movie and one worth checking out. It has an element of The Goonies mixed with this gay friendship. You don't get many girl adventure movies - let alone ones that are quite good - so don't pass this one by.

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
I wasn't expecting a film about gun culture in what I remembered being a silly family comedy. The prosthetics are fine, but I can't shake the feeling that they could've done a better job with it - as Harry seems to only have three facial expressions. Its an ok film if you want to see John Lithgow trying to out-act a sasquatch.

Century 21 Calling... (1962)
A visit to the Seattle World's Fair as brought to you by Bell. See amazing technologies like: call waiting, transferring your call, party lines, and being able to operate your oven via phone! Odd that this was a concept in the 60s and its only now become available.

Dante's Peak (1997)
OK, so I enjoy volcano disaster films - they feel the most realistic to me + I find volcanoes fascinating. This managed to be far dumber and more gruesome than I expected. Whereas St Helens felt mostly realistic, this was an absurd farce where the whole town is destroyed within seconds and without warning (and before the volcano even erupts!) St Helens felt like a battle between townfolks and science; whereas this is just watching shit get destroyed. Most damning though was the worst use of a Wilhelm Scream that killed an otherwise fairly tense moment. That and Pierce Brosnan wasn't the right actor to cast here - he doesn't match any of his surroundings. But its still a decent film for those naturally drawn to these sort of things.

Travelogue
Youtube video where, 30 years after the fact, some guy explores the signs of civilization and destruction that still remain around Mt St Helens. Quite a few abandoned / destroyed trucks tucked into the undergrowth. Its rather fascinating.

Food
Made a cherry pie (+ learned nobody here likes cherry pie) + had a Cosmic Crisp apple (I'll stick to honey crisp) + Almond Roca (nominated to be the Washington state food)

Activity
Made a diorama of the eruption of Mt St Helens

Tourism Brochure Finds
Washington State University Bear Center
MarDon Resort - cost is either $42 or $325 dependent on the season
Stonehenge Memorial in Goldendale

Phrase
"The Mountain is Out" - its clear enough to see Mt Rainier

Google Maps finds
Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast - stay in rail cabooses
blocho wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 4:09 am
Minkin wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 12:19 am
As a side project, which I'll only include here when we have another state entry: we're doing all 58 counties of California!
That's really cool. So many beautiful places. I lived in California for four years, but by my count I only visited 16 counties. Even with all the film history, I imagine it might be hard to find movies filmed in some of the more remote, unpopulated counties.
I've been working on tracking down films for this CA county project - and whilst tough, it 100% looks doable! I doubt any other state can manage to do this (maybe Delaware at 3 with its 3 counties). We'll have some trouble doing the full roster of stuff we like to do - food, phrases, etc - but the fun of the search and effort will more than make up for any shortcomings. I think those interested in the Conquer the World challenge can also add bonus challenges for "regions of France" or every county in England, state of India, etc. There's just too much of the world to explore!
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 1st, 2020, 2:53 am

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April 30th, 2020, 11:10 pm
08 - Washington

Benny & Joon (1993)
I have a weird history with this film. A Spanish teacher in high school said I reminded her of the the leads in this film. To which I retrospectively say: "what? I remind you of Buster Keaton?" The fun elements of the Depp as Keaton role get downplayed in favor of the horrors of schizophrenia and the effects mental illness take on your family. The film likes to follow the brother - and how his life is controlled by the genuine care he has for his sister. You don't really see this perspective too often - about the stresses caused by mental illness on a family. Of course the film also explores Joon's illness superbly. Despite some poor reviews that decry Joon as a "cute and quirky look at mental illness" - this film has one of the truest depictions of schizophrenia I've seen. The sequence with Joon's psychotic episode on the bus was terrifying for me - as I've had that exact experience myself (alone rather than in public thankfully). A cute rom-com about a hot Johnny Depp as Buster Keaton doesn't have any right to be this accurate with mental illness. Its all an odd juxtaposition of quirky fun and then anguish of uncontrollable symptoms. I do wish the film had focused better on Depp + Joon rather than the brother, but for what this is - I'm impressed - and can see a lot of myself in it.
Yay! I'm glad you took an interest in this film - I haven't seen it in many years, but it was filmed in my hometown. It always has a special place in my heart because I've been to so many of those places.

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Nevada - The Shootist (Don Siegel, 1976)
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana - Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018)
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada - The Shootist (Don Siegel, 1976)
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » May 26th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Wisconsin - Public Hero Number 1 (J. Walter Ruben, 1935)
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana - Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018)
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada - The Shootist (Don Siegel, 1976)
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin - Public Hero Number 1 (J. Walter Ruben, 1935)
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by connordenney » June 16th, 2020, 1:18 pm

Tennessee - Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941)
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Alabama - Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Alaska
Arizona - Real Life (Albert Brooks, 1979)
Arkansas - Nathan for You: Finding Frances (Nathan Fielder, 2017)
California - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971)
Colorado - Cop Car (Jon Watts, 2015)
Connecticut - The Wedding Singer (Frank Coraci, 1998)
Delaware
Florida - Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Georgia - Driving Miss Daisy (Bruce Beresford, 1989)
Hawaii - Aloha (Cameron Crowe, 2015)
Idaho
Illinois - Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford, 1939)
Indiana - Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018)
Iowa - The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
Kansas - Kansas City (Robert Altman, 1996)
Kentucky
Louisiana - Déjà Vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
Maine - The Mist (Frank Darabont, 2007)
Maryland - Multiple Maniacs (John Waters, 1970)
Massachusetts - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
Michigan - Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Minnesota - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner, 2014)
Mississippi - The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Missouri - Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
Montana - Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Nebraska
Nevada - The Shootist (Don Siegel, 1976)
New Hampshire - Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
New Jersey - Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood, 2014)
New Mexico - High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
New York - Taking Off (Miloš Forman, 1971)
North Carolina - Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)
North Dakota
Ohio - Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
Oklahoma - Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Oregon - Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Pennsylvania - Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
Rhode Island - Irrational Man (Woody Allen, 2015)
South Carolina
South Dakota - Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
Tennessee - Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941)
Texas - Rolling Thunder (John Flynn, 1977)
Utah - Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Vermont
Virginia - Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Washington - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
West Virginia - The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Wisconsin - Public Hero Number 1 (J. Walter Ruben, 1935)
Wyoming - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)

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Post by Minkin » July 15th, 2020, 11:34 pm

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US States (7/49)

01. Alabama
02. Alaska
03. Arizona
04. Arkansas
05. Colorado
06. Connecticut
07. Delaware
08. Florida - Death Curse of Tartu (1966) + Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) + Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) +Blood Waters of Dr Z (1971) + Vernon Florida (1981)
09. Georgia
10. Hawaii
11. Idaho
12. Illinois
13. Indiana
14. Iowa
15. Kansas
16. Kentucky - Return of the Living Dead (1985) + Naughty Neighbors (1939) + Pilgrim Song (2012) + Our Day (1938)
17. Louisiana
18. Maine
19. Maryland
20. Massachusetts
21. Michigan
22. Minnesota - The Heartbreak Kid (1972) + A Serious Man (2009) + God's Country (1985)
23. Mississippi
24. Missouri
25. Montana
26. Nebraska - Boy's Town (1938) + Boys Don't Cry (1999) + Hex (1973)
27. Nevada
28. New Hampshire
29. New Jersey
30. New Mexico
31. New York - Woodstock (1970) + Oliver & Company (1988) + Manhattan (1979) + The Amityville Horror (1979) + Frankenhooker (1990) + Lonesome (1928) + Dressed to Kill (1980)
32. North Carolina
33. North Dakota
34. Ohio
35. Oklahoma
36. Oregon
37. Pennsylvania
38. Rhode Island
39. South Carolina
40. South Dakota
41. Tennessee
42. Texas
43. Utah
44. Vermont - Pressure Point (1997) + Super Troopers (2001) + Johnny Tsunami (1999)
45. Virginia
46. Washington - Benny and Joon (1993) + St. Helens (1981) + Gold Diggers: the Secret of Bear Mountain (1995) + Harry and the Hendersons (1987) + Century 21 Calling (1962) + Dante's Peak (1997)
47. West Virginia
48. Wisconsin
49. Wyoming - Heaven's Gate (1980) + The Nasty Rabbit (1964) + Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (1977) + Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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US Territories (1/6)

01. American Samoa
02. District of Columbia - Earth Vs Flying Saucers (1956) + Being There (1979) + The Happy Hooker goes to Washington (1977)
03. Guam
04. Northern Mariana Islands
05. Puerto Rico
06. U.S. Virgin Islands

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Canada (0/13)

01. Alberta
02. British Columbia
03. Manitoba
04. New Brunswick
05. Newfoundland and Labrador
06. Northwest Territories
07. Nova Scotia
08. Nunavut
09. Ontario
10. Prince Edward Island
11. Quebec
12. Saskatchewan - Tideland (2005) + Space Milkshake (2012) + Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977) + Wolfcop (2014) + Alien Thunder (1974)
13. Yukon

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California Counties (1/58)

01. Alameda
02. Alpine
03. Amador
04. Butte
05. Calaveras
06. Colusa
07. Contra Costa
08. Del Norte
09. El Dorado
10. Fresno
11. Glenn
12. Humboldt
13. Imperial
14. Inyo
15. Kern
16. Kings
17. Lake
18. Lassen
19. Los Angeles
20. Madera
21. Marin
22. Mariposa
23. Mendocino
24. Merced
25. Modoc
26. Mono
27. Monterey
28. Napa
29. Nevada
30. Orange
31. Placer
32. Plumas
33. Riverside
34. Sacramento
35. San Benito
36. San Bernardino
37. San Diego
38. San Francisco
39. San Joaquin
40. San Luis Obispo
41. San Mateo - Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) + San Francisco International Airport (1970) + Harold and Maude (1971)
42. Santa Barbara
43. Santa Clara
44. Santa Cruz
45. Shasta
46. Sierra
47. Siskiyou
48. Solano
49. Sonoma
50. Stanislaus
51. Sutter
52. Tehama
53. Trinity
54. Tulare
55. Tuolumne
56. Ventura - Char Man (2019)
57. Yolo
58. Yuba
02. San Mateo County (CA County)

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Move over The Room, this is the best of the 21st century terrible movies. There’s just too much to love here: the way everyone says “solah panels”; the cringe inducing romance; the heavy use of gunfire on public roads with cars gleefully passing by in the background; the decisions to constantly go outside despite the onslaught of Birdemic. Of course the effects are unparalleled and really steal the show. You also can’t forget the endless scenes of parking! There’s also this weird overriding message of climate change and environmentalism in the film – that’s so pervasively thrown in – from signs on a wall, to “give peace a chance” shirts, to the characters actually seeing An Inconvenient Truth during this film. You can’t convince me that this was meant to be funny – its far too earnest and is in the same category as the director’s other film Julie and Jack. It just remains a masterpiece of bad filmmaking.

San Francisco International Airport (1970)
Yes, the airport is actually located in San Mateo county. This was a sort of movie pilot for a television show – which eventually starred Lloyd Bridges as the omnipotent god of the airport. Seriously, the job of airport manager must require a lengthy resume of different talents – from hostage negotiator to emergency pilot. Of course the show was meant to be in the likes of other 70s public service career shows (such as Emergency!). For what it is, this is rather entertaining and makes me at least curious to check out the follow-up tv show. Im not sure what more could go wrong at an airport though – as though a hostage crisis, kid stealing a plane, and a hippy vs businessman encounter weren’t enough).

Harold and Maude (1971)
Its difficult to not love this movie or Ruth Gordon’s character. The advice given is no different than what I’ve heard from several therapists: its ok to make an ass out of yourself and to enjoy life to the fullest. So I’ll instead point out a fault. I don’t think the suicide humor is funny as it hits too close to home for me + it feels too mean spirited of an approach. It reminds me of the folks who jokingly say “goodbye cruel world.” But I did super enjoy the film – from its message to the great humor (such as all the interactions with authority figures). I just wish I could follow Maude’s advice better. Perhaps if I had someone like that in my life helping me daily then I’d be on a better trajectory. Otherwise you lose the message after a day or two and fall back into despair once again. But at least for a moment, there’s joy, and that’s about the best one can hope for.

Travelogue
Roadtrip with Huell Howser – Half Moon Bay
Host Huell makes the most of his layover by filming an episode before rushing back to the airport. Its a small farming town that’s now having to deal with the onslaught of tech assholes moving in. But there’s still a farm or two left in the community (though they force the migrant workers to use 1800s tools for some fucked up reason). There’s a memorable visit to a feed store – which is home to Duck-Duck the local duck. There’s an old fashioned grocery store; a place that sells pies; and a very plain church with two entrances (sex-segregated). Huell’s Roadtrip episodes are always entertaining and this is no exception.

Food
Pumpkin pancakes (in honor of the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival)

Activity
Our plush dog went surfing in the pool (in honor of the San Mateo County dog surfing contest)

Music
Powder
Keith Carradine

Phrase
According to Menlo-Atherton High School students, the term “woofin” is used as a verb to replace “joking” or “joshing.”

Map finds
Arroyo de los frijoles
Treadmill Outlet
Filoli Historic house & Garden
Odyssea outdoor activities and adventures
buncha reverends buried next to each other in Colma

Brochure Finds
Applebees – free appetizer
[ESC] – restaurant
Hula Hoops tiki bar
Colma Cemetery
computer history museum
surfing mohawk dog
list of convention facilities
Teambuilding unlimited
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08. New York

Woodstock (1970)
This wasn't a very good concert film, for one major issue: we didn't enjoy any of the performances! They're all mostly the sort of acoustic guitar folksy vocal-centric songs that make me hope the next tune will go better. On the other hand, the behind-the-scenes stuff is fascinating. It makes for incredible people watching - seeing all the hippies who showed up; who’s on what drugs, how they got along, etc. There was a fuckton of children there, which was surprising - given the prevalence of drug use. I'm also glad they got interviews with pissed locals - who were tired of all these youths coming to their town. Other highlights were: a windstorm which temporarily delays the concert; the announcer telling the crowd to be wary of bad acid going around; and an interview with the porta-potty cleaner guy. The best moment of Woodstock was during one of the performances - there was this triptych editing to it and, being high myself at the time, I rather escaped into the moment. This was interesting for the notoriety, but too bad the performances were so lackluster.

Oliver & Company (1988)
I get it, it's supposed to be Oliver Twist for a hip new audience. Dodger (the main dog) is Poochie from the Simpsons. Look how cool and relevant he is - as he effortlessly steals while singing about how great he is. Then to top it off - the setting is depressing - as they're all homeless and scrounging for things to steal - or the mob is going to break their owner's kneecaps. Plus it's oddly violent - with even a gun and hostage sequence. The worst part of all of this - is that it feels like Disney is simply trying to appeal to late 80s youth - with this corporate sanitized version of urban existence. There's a reason why we both couldn't remember a single thing about this movie.

Manhattan (1979)
This is simply Woody Allen's persona wrapped into a single film, even with the issues of dating someone underage... It's impressive to get to the very core of hating yourself, knowing all of your flaws, and then publishing them for all to see. But it's also a story of infatuations and fickleness - as the characters are constantly unsure of what they want in a spouse. I enjoyed the deeper conversations people had - about art or love or topics without any definite answer. There's part of me that wants to sit in a cafe with friends and have incredible and thoughtful conversations - so this film satisfied that inclination. There's also the way the film handles art culture / criticism - by turning it into a thesaurus battle of wits. The real highlight here though is seeing New York look look its most stunning.

The Amityville Horror (1979)
My parents left the movie theaters halfway through this film because they were too terrified. My partner insisted we be surrounded by our stuffed friends during this watch (as she grew up in an old house which was somewhat reminiscent). This haunted house story is unfortunately not quite as interesting / scary as the actual events that happened to the family (several incidents involved pigs).  The events feel believable and their slow effect on making the family feel uneasy translates well to the audience. It's just disappointing that the film doesn't deliver in the final act. Instead it feels more like a religious family jumped to conclusions too quickly. But I still think this film is rather effective. It feels like a normal house and family - being terrorized by something beyond them. So the scares feel genuine and easy to take home with you.

Frankenhooker (1990)
A bargain basement scientist decides to rebuild his dead girlfriend by blowing up sex workers (with super-crack no-less) - to scavenge body parts and create some sort of ultimate babe. Once the Frankenhooker is created, she mostly just mugs at the camera and goes on a light rampage. It's all just an excuse to get gratuitous nudity and watch things explode. I get what this was trying to do, but it just doesn’t work. It's essentially the self-aware feel of a Troma movie, only without the excess weirdness.  I never felt engaged with it + I never felt it deserved the humor it was trying to make. I'll give it some credit for the practical effects - but even those felt gross at times (with body parts fused together). It's just an unfunny mess.

Lonesome (1928)
Two folks meet at Coney Island and then proceed to go on every ride together, as they're apparently in love. I’ve been excited to see this for years, and upon finally watching it - it's a big disappointment! It's just this super shallow romance, as Jim follows Mary around like a fucking creep, and she just totally goes for it. We see her fend off several other men, so why is this one any different? The sound segments are few and far inbetween. They slow the whole film to a creak as they croak out some bad lines. And don't get me started on the ending - it's one of the worst I've seen in awhile (unless you really like the world's biggest coincidence). As annoyed as I was by most of the film, I still love seeing old timey amusement parks. So this film certainly delivers on that promise. There's just so little substance here, other than seeing people having fun at Coney Island. It also doesn’t help that the music “I’ll be in love with you AL-Ways” get tiring quick.

Dressed to Kill (1980)
There’s a lot to offend me here. There's even some bad portrayals of mental health thrown in. This movie has some serious transphobic issues going on – to its very core of existence. I wouldn't expect a graphically sexual, 80s exploitation American giallo to be praiseworthy for trans representation, but this is far too mean spirited. From treating the entire thing as a joke to including television segments with actual trans people - this film goes out of its way to be transphobic. I get it, De Palma wanted to ape Hitchcock - but he didn't have to put down an entire marginalized group to do so. I owned this twice on blu-ray - without having watched it first / known what was coming (I'm now promptly selling them). This is the worst praise I can give a film: it made me feel suicidal. So fuck this film.

Food
Nathan's Hot Dogs - had on Memorial Day with my parents. They tasted like your typical hot dog, perhaps with more fat content than I'm used to

Parma Pizza - One of of favorite pizza joints in town - has a New York slice - which is perfectly foldable, greasy, and delicious. We're most impressed by the quality of the pizza - as all the ingredients and the flavor tastes several notches above other pizzas. Parma has different styles of pizza - including the Detroiter (more on that when we do Michigan!) - and the sauce tastes different for each of the different styles. So while there may be more authentic New York slices out there (there's places that import their water from New York), Parma definitely satisfies one's pizza craving.

Travelogues
Mighty Manhattan, New York’s Wonder City (1949)
A rather exhausting tour of New York. It even includes the bowery for some reason. Things learned: most of the attractions are free to the public; the Central Park zoo's keepers carried guns to protect themselves from polar bears; there's an Egyptian obelisk in New York; Wall Street is where the northern terminus of a wall around town was; Ann Miller likes to visit the Starlight lounge.

RV Lifestyle - Adirondacks
Two retired travel writers vlog about their camping and visits to state parks. I felt like I was related to these two - as it was similar to my parent's stories about their travels.

Most Haunted - Conference House
House where Ben Franklin +John Adams tried to make a peace treaty. The crew encounter a mysterious swinging chandelier + hear the usual tapping sounds. Most notably is their encounter with a ball - which moves to different locations in the house + is seen rolling and bouncing on its own. Its quite the spooky episode! And yes, I have a penchant for ghost shows, its my guilty pleasure. :P

Amazon finds
New York Texas Toast Zesty Southwest Crunch chipotle Cheddar Tortilla Strips. WTF?!
I Cookie Heart cookies gallon bucket of cookies

Music
Listened to showtunes (as much as we could handle for 15 minutes). Also learned that the state song of New York is disco!

Activity
Made a broadway musical about donuts with all of our stuffed friends

Phrases
Schmear - A lot of cream cheese, for example, “One bagel with schmear, please”
Thirstbucket - A really, really desperate person
Schlep: carry or drag. “I schlepped this package around all day, and now I’m exhausted.”
Agita - Heartburn from eating something.
Bodega - A small shop / grocery store where you go to get all your essential items, snacks and morning coffee.

Maps finds
The Egg theater in Albany
Beach with a bunch of washed up tires

Brochure
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Jell-o Gallery Museum, Leroy
Dolan DNA Learning Center
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Museum of Sex, NYC
Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay

Fun Fact
As allies of the British, the Iroquois were forced out of New York, although they had not been part of treaty negotiations. They resettled in Canada after the war and were given land grants by the Crown. In the treaty settlement, the British ceded most Indian lands to the new United States. Because New York made treaty with the Iroquois without getting Congressional approval, some of the land purchases have been subject to land claim suits since the late 20th century by the federally recognized tribes.

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