You mean FJ isn't on here? Man, I really wanted someone with no talent who makes up stuff about movies he's never seen and spouts out misinformation every five minutes while being an incurable cancer on every site he belongs to.
Uh...correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those reasons exactly why we love Josh in the first place? O_o
No, those reasons Christopher mention are actually why Josh sets geek culture back about 10 years. At first it was cute. It's stopped being cute.
One of the worst things Brad did on the site was giving Josh Hadley an audience. I'm glad he finally cut that show, but there are idiots out there that actually believe the mmisinformation Josh puts out about movies he's never seen.
I'm not defending Hadely in any way. Nor am I calling you a liar. But could you give some examples of misinformation?
A problem with Josh is that there is no upside to having him around. He's a terrible writer whose articles can easily be fact checked. He makes up things about movies that he's never seen. He's been caught several times in lies on facebook. He changes the subject or just ignores it when people correct him with facts. He has zero comedic timing and anytime he's put in a position where he has to improv or be funny, it's impossible to listen to. Yet he takes over entire sites he belongs to when he brings nothing of value to the table other than he knows how to press a record button on a skype recorder. He was a black eye on this site.
Well Jennifer, Josh tends to admit that on most of his shows is that he does tend to improvise a lot of his stuff on the cuff on his shows, and he has confessed a couple of times when he knows he's being vague. But, with that out of the way can you citate a clear example of where there was a subject that we was completely wrong on?
I was referring to his appearances on comedy shows such as Live Nude Geeks, which suck the air right out of every single episode. It's awkward to listen to, and not good awkward, but "why is he here" awkward.
He was caught in a lie about using torrents, his rant about Back to the Future being racist was debunked several times with facts by people like Brad and others, he recently was incorrect about one of his criticisms of Lone Survivor which he was promptly corrected on, he was wrong about people's ages in The Burning, his trailer reviews are filled with things that aren't even in the movies, his stats about police brutality are filled with broad statements that can be fact checked in a matter of seconds, and again, he often criticizes movies that he has never seen.
I hate jumping in on this, but I think it's his thin skin that turns me off from him. Given his angry internet personality, he takes himself far too seriously to be enjoyable. He obsessed over people who supposedly can't take criticism, yet he's incredibly quick to go on the attack whenever he himself is criticized or parodied. I lost all respect for him when he tried getting the parody twitter account taken down.
I think it's funny how Josh has nothing to do with this episode, yet so many people are still going off about him. That having been said, while I like some of his podcasts, it does get annoying when he talks about movies he has never seen and spews misinformation. One example is when he talked about the second G.I. Joe movie. He said they reshot the movie to add more of the Duke character because Channing Tatum had become so popular and the no longer had him get killed early in the film (**spoilers**). The truth is, even though I don't know how much was reshot or added, Duke still dies fairly early in the film. I tried correcting a guy I know (who is a big Josh fan) on this twice, but just gave up.
While I don't consider myself as big a Josh hater as many in these comments, I would have to say he does tend to spread a lot of misinformation. Maybe it just goes back to the old saying, "If they say it on the internet, it must be true, right?"
Oh, by the way, Alex, Charlie, and Brad...good work on the show!
Well before I put in my two cents on this Josh talk, I feel I need to say I listened to this episode the other day and it was very funny and interesting to listen to. These three guys work very well off of each other, and you can tell they're passionate about movies.
I saw Josh was worth having around, mainly for the creation of @JoshHadleySays on twitter, which is still bar none the best parody twitter account I've ever seen. Somehow it even works if you haven't ever heard of the real Josh Hadley. Whatever faults the real Josh has, the Fake Josh more than makes up for it, and is actually incredibly clever, witty and hilarious. If Real Josh sets geek culture back like people have been saying, Fake Josh is the perfect comedic caricature of that type of personality.
I agree with this. Fake Josh is the best thing to come out of Real Josh. Anymore I just consider fake josh to be the real josh, and real josh to be some whiny internet bitcher that I stopped listening to a long time ago.
I think people are maybe being just a little hard on Josh here. Certainly he sets himself up for criticism in a lot of cases and his repetitive soap-box rants started getting really old but I can't agree that he has no redeeming features. You can't argue that he isn't passionate and often good at inciting debate/controversy. Also as much as he may screw up facts and bitch about movies he's never he seen, he's actually got an impressive knowledge of retro obscurities and esoteric nostalgia.
I can understand why people dislike him but I do think that when he's at his more restrained he does have merits as a host. There are lots of older episodes of Radiodrome that are really fun to listen to and sometimes it's because of Josh rather than in spite of him.
God forbid someone is harsh against someone who said that a man murdered for texting in a movie theater deserved to be shot and killed in front of his wife (when he was texting the babysitter) also leaving his wife wounded in the process.
Well..... Josh will be Josh?
@David. Yeah no. It isn't cute anymore. When you start championing the deaths of people who do something maybe slightly annoying, then use the excuse of "but we cheer when it happens in movies," you've gone off the deep end and I have no more use for you as a person.
Well I don't recall hearing him say that so I don't know the context or how serious he was being, could it have been a particularly dark joke?
If he was being serious then I agree that that's a pretty despicable thing to say.
Damn broskis! Why y'all bein so harsh! You gotta think of me as that last, cold brewski hidden in the back of the fridge. After a few days, you forget it's there, you don't think about havin a frosty cold one, until that one moment hits you, when tasting those frothy suds will be the best thing to touch your lips after a long hard day at work. You're about ready to go buy a six pack, but then, lucky for you, that last brewski you forgot about, is just waiting to bring a smile to your delightful face. Come out to the Golden Fish Head sometime padres, and I'll tell you exactly why ole Josh is worth keepin around.
But on this website that "last, cold brewski hidden in the back of the fridge" is most likely a rusting can of Billy Beer.
So if I come to the Golden Fish Head will you give me Tetanus?
I put the anus in tetanus brosef. You supply the lube, I'll supply the brown eye.
Don't be sad Twitter Josh, we like YOU.
All this Hadley-bashing is fun and hilarious and all, but I want to jump on the "best of our birth year" bandwagon.
1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. Barton Fink
3. The Doors
5. Terminator 2
...Some dark shit on there. I think my tastes really shine through.
Good idea Kaelee. For me it's 1987:
2. Withnail and I
3. Full Metal Jacket
4. Evil Dead 2
Interesting to find out that The Amityville Horror came out the day before I was born.
I guess that gets my vote for that particular year (yes, I'm older than all of you fuckers, even older than Brad by a couple of years).
Alien also came out the year I was born. Hmm. Cool.
Ms. 45 is a great choice, Brad. It's been a few years since I saw it, but I'm a bit motivated to grab the new remastered UNCUT DVD coming out later this month. Drafthouse Films are doing a full special edition on Blu Ray as well. Just watching the trailer for it snags my interest again. You have to respect a director who can make a compelling film where the main character is entirely mute. Gotta love Abel Ferrera.
Ms.45 is amazing. So is Friday the 13th.
I was born in 1996 and I only remember liking two movies from that year.
From Dusk Till Dawn and Fargo.
Yeah. I was born the following year, but I got seven I liked. Narrowed down, it's...
Hate to bring this back up, but all you people talking about Josh's "problems" are really aggravating. The Lone Survivor thing? Did you guys see the trailer? I got what he was talking about. His getting facts wrong... Yes, because you have all never made a mistake before. The joking about death. Yeah that is bad. Is the man an asshole? Absolutely. Does he realize this? Yes. Stop bitching about it. You just give him more reason to continue to piss you off. This David fellow appears to be the only person of reason here. Christ!
What I find most amusing is when people think that Josh is somehow above being criticized. As if the man who makes baseless criticisms for a living is off limits from all of the actual legitimate criticisms that are sent his way.
Here's the problem with what he said about Lone Survivor. He wasn't reviewing the trailer, he was talking about the movie as if he had seen it and knew exactly what was in it, to which he was then promptly shut down. It would be one thing if it were an isolated incident, but Josh does this with nearly every other movie that comes out, and again is instantly shot down and corrected.
I agree with many people posting here, it isn't cute anymore and is extremely unprofessional. Many of his problems could be solved if he actually watched the movies and the things that he rips apart.
As for people being unreasonable on here, what I see are people listing in great detail exactly why they are not fans of the man. Yet somehow that's just dismissed as "bitching," yet it must be perfectly ok when Josh bitches day in an day out. At least the people on this board who criticize Josh have legitimate reasons for doing so, even citing several examples. Unlike, say, Josh Hadley, who constantly has to be fact checked.
I do not think he is above criticism. However, I do think that this whole conversation about him being here is dumber than shit, seeing as he is not even on the episode. Jowski mentioned his name once! To conclude, Josh is an asshole, but this is in fact fucking ridiculous.
So why are you contributing to the conversation if you think it's "fucking ridiculous." Wouldn't it have been best to just ignore it instead of continuing on with the Josh talk?
I think we're forgetting the best thing to ever come from Josh Hadley:
Won't play due to copyright claims... I'm sad.
Best movies from my birth year (yes I'm old):
Enter the Dragon
Day of the Jackal
Oooh, I wanna play!
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
...Never heard of Leon, but I love the other four! This doesn't look like such a bad year.
Nice. I like the movies in 94 better than 95 (the year I was born)
The Usual Suspects
Sense and Sensibility
I too shall play fellow humans:
1. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)
2. Scary Movie V (2013)
3. A Haunted House (2013)
4. Tyler Perry Presents Temptation with Kim Kardashian (2013)
5. Dog Fucker (1971)
Did I hear that right? You all talked about 1980 and didn't talk about Raging Bull?! Is that even possible? Am I going deaf already?
Here are 5 of my favorite films from the year I was born 1985 in no particular order!
Back to the Future
A View to a Kill
Day of the Dead
Don't have a worst favorite since I've yet to see them all!
My Top 5 Movies of 1988:
5.She's Having a Baby
4.Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown
3.A tie between Beetlejuice and Rain Man
2.My Neighbor Totoro
1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Heh, nice close with Christopher Cross. Sailing of course has always been a really popular song but it has really grown on me since I heard this version from that group who had that song in Drive, when they ride around in that canal or whatever from Grease, I guess the dry riverbed of the Los Angeles River. Love my soundtracks. Now not saying anything bad about Addams Family's soundtrack, my favorite movie from my year. My second is probably Problem Child 2, though Terminator 2 will easily beat it when I get to actually watching it. I was not allowed to watch anything overtly violent, sexual, or mouthy when I was a kid. It was Disney all the way, Beauty & the Beast also in my year. At least one of my first movies was Jurassic Park. I also had Drop Dead Fred. All in All,1984 is absolutely, ABSOLUTELY my favorite year for movies, though, NeverEnding Story being my favorite.
Oops, just out of the blue brought up "Sailing." But yeah Christopher Cross.
The Top 5 Movies of 1983
National Lampoon's Vacation
1984 had some GREAT movies that year, so I guess I was born at a good time.
2. The Terminator
4. Buckaroo Banzai
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Damn, a fellow '84-born just beat me to it, with damn-near the same list as me (just add Temple of Doom and Beverly Hills Cop to the list, god damn that was a good year!). Oh well, fuggit, I'll just say my favorite line from The Jerk: "You mean I'm gonna STAY this color!". Ah, Steve Martin is so charming and loveable with his happy-moron deliveries.
Incidentally, today is actually my birthday. I already watched Ghostbusters as soon as I heard about Ramis, so I think I'll celebrate with Beverly Hills Cop, with a lemon tweest.
I was born in 1992. It was so hard to pick my lists.
1. Batman Returns
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Bad Lieutenant
4. Wayne's World
1. Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
3. Honey, I Blew Up the Kids
4. Pet Semetary Two
5. Alien 3
This was surprisingly fun to do.
4)Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (did not live up to that title!)
5)Pet Sematary Two
Let's check out 1986, shall we?
2. Stand By Me
3. The Mission
4. Big Trouble in Little China
5. Back To School
Runners-up: Crocodile Dundee, The Color of Money, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Transformers: The Movie, Star Trek IV, Highlander, Kin-dza-dza!, Labyrinth, Peggy Sue Got Married, Platoon, Pretty in Pink,
And now the worst...
1. Howard the Duck
2. Under The Cherry Moon
3. Shanghai Surprise
4. Maximum Overdrive
Runners-up: Soul Man, Go-Bots The Movie, Troll, Robotech The Movie, Gung Ho
Incidentally, two movies released in 1986 were "Youngbloods" and "Wildcats", meaning that my birth year is possibly responsible for what Image Comics would eventually wreak on the comics industry.
Gung Ho was a good movie
My five favorite movies from the year I was born:
1. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Dressed to Kill
4 Tie - Alligator / The Shining
5. The Long Riders
Five movies I don't like from the year I was born:
1. Bronco Billy (I saw this at the drive-in later as a kid).
3. Private Benjamin
4. American Gigalo
5. Mother's Day
This is my first comment here. Just want to say thanks to Brad for his mentioning of Ms. 45. I've literally been looking for this film for years. I seen it once as a teen and then was completely unable to find it. It had come to the point that I thought I had either misremembered it or it was a mixture of a number of different films that I had seen, but that I believed was just one film. So thanks for helping me solve that.
Best and worst from 94
4)Natural Born Killers
Honorable mentions: Shallow Grave, The Lion King, The Crow, Dumb and Dumber
2)On Deadly Ground
3)Beverly Hills Cop 3
5)The Next Karate Kid
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
3. Eddie Murphy Raw
1. \m/ FUCKING ROBOCOP!!! \m/
I was born in 1981 so my list is
1. Raiders of the Lost Arc
2. The Evil Dead
3. History of the World Pt1
4. Time Bandits
5. Clash of the Titans
What episode of Videodrome did Josh say his stuff about Back to the Future being racist?
Whoops. I meant Radiodrome.
My year was 1995, and here were my 5 picks for the best films of that year:
1. Toy Story
2. Lord of Illusions
3. Godzilla vs Destoroyah
5. Die Hard with a Vengeance
(Runner ups: Jumanji, Apollo 13, Tales from the Crypt Demon Knight, The Brady Bunch Movie, The Usual Suspects, Babe, and Braveheart)
Now for my least favorites of that year:
2. Judge Dredd
3. Halloween 6 (Theatrical Cut)
4. Mortal Kombat