Eh, fuck it, it's the first week so here's a few more options just to get some wider genre variety in the choices. Lemme know what you think:
Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954, USA)- Western!
Eyes Without a Face (Franju, 1960, France)- Horror!
It's Such a Beautiful Day (Hertzfeldt, 2012, USA)- Animation!
At 1/14/14 08:14 AM, TheMaster wrote:
I'd be down if my internet weren't awful, which makes streaming or downloading anything better than a shitty DVDrip a pain. I'll chip in if anything I happen to own physically pops up, though.
Damn, that sucks, I hadn't even considered that. If you had advance knowledge of the week's pick would you be able to get it in time, or is it bad enough that even that wouldn't suffice?
Here's my unwatched pile, in case any of them happen to be things anyone else was planning on watching soon too:
Whoa, if that's just the unwatched ones you must have quite a collection...how do you afford all these?
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives
I thought about picking this one, but I didn't want to start off with something that unconventional and potentially alienating. I hope some weeks in someone will want to tackle it though.
La Planete Sauvage
Make Way For Tomorrow
Three Colours trilogy
There Will be Blood
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
These would all be awesome future choices I'd be very down for (I mean, I'm partial to Super Fly but Foxy Brown could be fun too).
At 1/14/14 10:03 AM, Slint wrote:
Really overrated imo. It's a good movie, but I don't feel like it deserves all that praise.
Goddamnit, you had to pick one of the 3 PTA movies I haven't seen yet.
Well the whole point is to watch things we haven't seen yet, so that's a good thing I guess?
But yeah, I've only seen Hard Eight, There Will Be Blood, and The Master, so I'm definitely interested in checking out the rest of PTA's filmography.
I got some good suggestions, no problemo.
Ha, that was actually the first movie I thought of picking! But I figured that A: a bunch of you guys have already seen it, and B: somebody else would probably pick it eventually. This would be a fantastic MotW, though.
At 1/14/14 12:46 PM, darkjam wrote:
Yeah I could get into this, does it start this week or next week? Hopefully I just don't forget.
We're going to start next week. I'll post the MotW this coming Sunday night, and we'll talk about that movie the following weekend (assuming that works for everyone; if you guys have any better ideas about how the scheduling should work please speak up now!).
By the way, I would highly recommend that you guys get Letterboxd accounts if you don't have them already. It would make seeing what other people have already watched much easier and lead to better, more unique MotW choices, plus I'm eventually going to put together a list on that site of all our Movies of the Week so you can keep track of your involvement and catch up on things you missed if you want. Maybe I'll even throw together a big collective wishlist from the group that can help the week's picker decide if they're having trouble picking a movie, or something like that.