Topic: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

So one of my favorite things about FIYH was getting introduced to movies I had no idea even existed but have since become some of my favorites. I think it's about time we carry on that spirit in a more concrete manner.

So I present the FIYH Forum Movie Club!

Here's how this is gonna work. Every week a new movie will be picked by a random member of the group and posted here, anyone that wants to join in, watches, and then we all talk about it (Like we tend to do around here). Sound like fun?

The specifics: I'll post the first movie we'll watch, and then from then on the next one will be picked by a random number generator. How we're going to do this, is the first time you post a comment about the current movie, leave a small note at the bottom with your suggestion for next weeks movie. Each suggestion will be given a number in order of posting, and then we spin a random number generator and off we go. (This is mainly to prevent long turnaround times, waiting for people to respond, this way we can just post the new movie right away.)

Now, rules for movies to suggest... short version: anything you think we should all watch. Long version: Anything you think we should all watch. We have such a diverse and international group here that I know every single one of you has a handful of obscure or lesser seen movies that you think everyone should watch. Well, now's your chance. But don't limit yourself to that, if you have something that you just really have been to get around to, post it, give yourself an excuse. Or maybe you just really really think everyone should watch Star Wars again this week. Go for it. The wheel will choose what it wishes.

RE: spoilers... the new movie will always be posted on the front page at the bottom of this post. If you venture any further beware, thar be spoilers ahead.

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When posting your movie suggestion use the following BBCode and substitute in the info (and incrementing the # from the last person who posted):

[ b ][ color=skyblue ]Week :: 1 :: Name :: Movie [ /color ][ /b ]

For example:

Week 002:: 001 :: BDA :: Attack Of The Mutant Cheeseburgers

Then the next person would post...

Week 002:: 002 :: Andrew Ryan :: Dystopia For Dummies Vol. 6

And so on and so forth.

MOVIE THREADS:

Movie 1: Evil Dead (1981): http://friendsinyourhead.com/forum/view … hp?id=1906
Movie 2: Mr. Brooks: http://friendsinyourhead.com/forum/view … hp?id=1907
Movie 3: The Eagle: http://friendsinyourhead.com/forum/view … hp?id=19087
Movie 4: High and Low: http://friendsinyourhead.com/forum/view … ?pid=56087
Movie 5: Mr. Nobody: http://friendsinyourhead.com/forum/view … hp?id=1920

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Re: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

If this is goin' strong in a few weeks, we'll make a board for it. Fun idea.

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Great idea BDA! Just wondering, if its a movie you've seen before, is it a requirement that you re-watch it for the purposes of the club, or can you just dive in and discuss?

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At that point it's up to you. This whole thing started cause I A) Wanted to start finding new movies I hadn't heard of and B) Wanted to start watching all those ones I've been meaning to tongue

So your choice.

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Awesome idea, my friend.

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Thanks for setting this up, BDA!  It's a terrific idea.  I'd been thinking about something similar, but don't have the time at the moment to really do the organization/cheerleading. 

Here's a suggestion for the proposals:  This maybe could get a little unwieldy, but what about when you suggest your movie, you write something (perhaps really briefly) about why you picked it?  Even if it's just "always been meaning to see it", maybe say a little something about *why* you want to see it, what attracts you to it, what your expectations are, etc.?  Especially if it's something a little non-mainstream, it'll give people some idea of where you're coming from on it.

If that's maybe too much to ask given that most people's suggestions won't get picked, maybe after the movie is officially selected, the proposer does the above in a separate post to signpost and kickoff the discussion?  Maybe a brief intro if it's a film they know well or just "Always been meaning to see it because I've heard XYZ and think ABC about it" if it's new to them?

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I'm in!

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Guess it's time to watch Evil Dead then!

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Oh, right — I suppose suggestions should be happening, too.

I nominate this format: [ b ][ color=skyblue ]Week :: # :: Name :: Movie [ /color ][ /b ]

Week 002 :: 1 :: Teague :: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

Teague Chrystie

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Week 002 :: 2 :: Owen :: "Cell 211"

Reason why: I saw this movie a good few years back now and at the time and it was a immense breath of fresh air that I ended up watching multiple times over a very short period.

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Awesome idea.

Week 002 :: 3 :: TechNoir :: "The Chaser (2008)"

A favorite of mine, and one I can watch over and over. Korean, so hopefully everyone is comfortable with subtitles if this is picked...

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Week 002:: 4 :: Writhyn :: "Reign of Fire" (2002)

This movie has dragons. And they used live flamethrowers for effects.
And a Star Wars recreation.
And Matt McCon' as a crazy tank commander.
I think it's underrated. Let's watch it.

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Not to be a killjoy or dampen anyone's enthusiasm or anything, but I thought that BDA's original idea (which I do agree with actually) was that it was in your first posting making a comment about the current film that you made your suggestion for what the next film should be. 

Like I say, I kinda agree with that just 'cause it means that you have to be participating in some minimal way in order to get your suggestion into the hat.  Sure, people could always just say "I thought the running time was appropriate" and then suggest something, but the idea is to enter into the spirit of the thing, which is to have a reason to 'force ourselves' to watch and think about films that we might not ordinarily see.  I'm sure everybody above is watching this week's film as we speak, but I just thought I'd make the clarification.

However, we can of course decide whatever we want.  Just my $0.02.

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I love this idea, BDA.

I might not have the chance to watch this coming film, but hope to jump in soon smile

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Yah, I mean the thinking was to put your suggestion with your first post about the movie to drive interaction and keep the randomly picked movie within the group of people who are interacting and talking.

But it's not a huge deal we all kinda know each other round here, I think we can pretty easily figure out where to send the angry mob if someone isn't playing in the spirit of things tongue

And I like that idea Teague, I will add it to the main post.

In terms of the description, I'll leave that one up to the individual. The whole point of randomly choosing one, is that you never know what's going to come up next, just that it's something someone in the group wantyed us all to watch. So /personally/ I would say I like it without any spoilers whatsoever, even just the description. Just knowing one of you thinks it's worth watching is enough, and the rest will be a surprise. But that's just me.

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Re: FIYH Movie Club :: Suggestion Thread

sellew wrote:

Not to be a killjoy or dampen anyone's enthusiasm or anything, but I thought that BDA's original idea (which I do agree with actually) was that it was in your first posting making a comment about the current film that you made your suggestion for what the next film should be. 

Like I say, I kinda agree with that just 'cause it means that you have to be participating in some minimal way in order to get your suggestion into the hat.  Sure, people could always just say "I thought the running time was appropriate" and then suggest something, but the idea is to enter into the spirit of the thing, which is to have a reason to 'force ourselves' to watch and think about films that we might not ordinarily see.  I'm sure everybody above is watching this week's film as we speak, but I just thought I'd make the clarification.

However, we can of course decide whatever we want.  Just my $0.02.


That does makes sense. Also less bloat, with separate posts for suggestions and talking about the movie of the week it will get a bit jumbled.

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I'm in too.

Also, about the suggestion thing, just look at the episode suggestions board. It's not exactly clean.

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I suggest people suggest movies that are reasonably available. If it's streaming somewhere, it will make a big difference in people's ability to see it and participate.

Warning: I'm probably rewriting this post as you read it.

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Zarban wrote:

I suggest people suggest movies that are reasonably available...

Agreed. At the very least see if it's available to rent on Google Play Store.

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I made a graphic and put it in the banner. Wanna give this thing as fair-a-shake at getting some attention as possible.

Teague Chrystie

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I've seen Evil Dead 2, but I don't remember seeing the original, so I'm up for this.
I'll see if I can come up with an efficient and manageable way to link some kind of publicly-editable document (since I'm sure we're fine with the honour-system here) and a random-number generator, too.

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It's been a while since I've seen the original Evil Dead. I've always preferred the second one. It's essentially the same film, but with slightly better production value and I think a better sense of what exactly they were trying to make. The first one never really nails down a tone. It'll be creepy and moody for a scene, then it'll do a weird funny/scary thing, then it'll have a tree rape someone, then it'll have another weirdly funny moment, then someone will die in a horribly violent way...

It definitely gives it a personality, but I think the second one is the stronger of the two. I kinda prefer the more obviously comedic elements of the second one as well. The 'comedy' in the first one is mainly due to the weirdness of the things happening and they way they're shot. The one thing Sam Raimi has never been is subtle. It's telling, tho, that the film was made at the height of the first wave of "people go out into the woods and horrible things happen to them" genre, and yet the two Evil Dead films are so god damned weird and awesome that you don't even consider them to be that kind of movie.

I don't, anyway. They're like their own little subgenre. I like 'em both. The second one is just more my thing.

Week 2 :: 5 :: Squiggly_P :: Sonatine
http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/60000645 … 207965_0_0

I'll try to keep my suggestions sane, but I do tend to watch a lot of really weird shit and then wish that other people would watch it so I can converse with them about it. Sonatine is only a little weird, but it's Japanese. The really quick pitch is "Yakuza go on a tropical vacation", but there's a lot to the movie. It's not one of those you can do any justice to in a spoiler-free paragraph.

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I looked up this week's movie...sorry guys. I don't have the stomach for that kind of movie. I'll have to wait for the next one. If that disqualifies my choice from the lottery I understand.

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Fantastic idea.
I'm so in, but things are pretty busy at the moment (first week of new job) so I hope it's ok to join the club in the second week.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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