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post #1 of 101
Thread Starter 
After the fun of the Transformers watch along it has been suggested we don another, something I totally agree with. Many fine gems have been suggested but I would like to throw it open to the floor for ideas, and see who would be intrested.

Mind you if I have my way it will be ether Flash Gordon or The Monster Squad.

What say you fellows?
post #2 of 101
Having recently rewatched Drag Me To Hell, I think it would be a fun one to watch-along to. Not a particularly long film either.
post #3 of 101
'Flash Gordon' is pretty much tailor-made for this.

Also, depending upon the crew involved, I'd have to say that the STAR WARS films (IV - VI for sure, 1 - III if we're feeling ornery) could be a lot of fun.
post #4 of 101
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
'Flash Gordon' is pretty much tailor-made for this.
Agreed, and I haven't seen it in ages.
post #5 of 101
I'm up for either Flash or Squad.
post #6 of 101
I've seen 'Flash Gordon' three times in the past 4-5 months or so (I bought it on blu-ray). Trust me, the camp value of this film would inspire a watch-along to greatness.
post #7 of 101
Just MHO, but THE EDGE could be fun sometime. I am in the mood to revisit it

EDIT Or RONIN! Another Mamet penned flick
post #8 of 101
When did we bring back Watch Alongs? i haven't seen one in a couple of years.
I was thinking of doing it!

Scott Pilgrim deserves the treatment.
post #9 of 101
I've never seen 'The Monster Squad' so I can't comment on its suitability for a watch-along, but you can count on me to get it and join in on it.
post #10 of 101
Thread Starter 
We did a Transformers (1986) watch along on Saturday, it was great fun. So much so we all want to do another one.

Kate, I think these things wokr best when it's a fun or goofy movie as the banter in the Tranformers thread was gold.
post #11 of 101
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
When did we bring back Watch Alongs?
We just did one over the weekend for 'Transformers: the Movie' (1986). I wasn't able to participate in it (I'm dealing with a family emergency), but it looks like it was 100% successful.


eta: or what Ken said.
post #12 of 101
If you chose Flash Gordon, I'd be in.
post #13 of 101
Thread Starter 
I remember it being all kinds of awesome, but to be honest my memories are mostly of Brian Blessed with wings.
post #14 of 101
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Originally Posted by Ken Savage View Post
I remember it being all kinds of awesome, but to be honest my memories are mostly of Brian Blessed with wings.
MAN are you in for a treat, then. There's no denying that Blessed owns every single scene that he's in, but the rest of the film simply a joy to watch.

Ornella Muti.
The Queen Soundtrack.
The bore worms
Melanie Anderson.
Did I mention Ornella Muti yet?
post #15 of 101
Just watched Flash Gordon a couple of months ago for the first time in forever. I thought I would find myself not enjoying it nearly as much as I did growing up.

I was wrong. This movie is like eating cotton candy out of a cone blasting Queen.
post #16 of 101
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Originally Posted by Ken Savage View Post
We did a Transformers (1986) watch along on Saturday, it was great fun. So much so we all want to do another one.

Kate, I think these things wokr best when it's a fun or goofy movie as the banter in the Tranformers thread was gold.
Fair enough, Ken. As I have never participated in one of these before I will defer to your judgement!

PS I was going to do TRANSFORMERS with you guys but I had to work. Glad it was successful though!
post #17 of 101
Somebody (I THINK it was Spike) got to see 'Flash Gordon' in a packed movie theater about a year ago. He said it played like gangbusters to the crowd.
post #18 of 101
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
Somebody (I THINK it was Spike) got to see 'Flash Gordon' in a packed movie theater about a year ago. He said it played like gangbusters to the crowd.
That was me, and yes it does. It's what made me adore the film.
post #19 of 101
I vote Flash Gordon. I thought Speed Racer determined once and for all good movies don't make for the best of watchalong times. And I haven't watched Flash Gordon all the way through in a dog's age.
post #20 of 101
'Scott Pilgrim' and 'Drag Me to Hell' are both good selections as well.
post #21 of 101
Flash Gordon - definitely... I've been meaning to pick up the Blu Ray and this gives me the perfect excuse.

I'll pick that shit up TOMORROW.

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Originally Posted by Spike Marshall View Post
If you chose Flash Gordon, I'd be in.
Sorry man. I guess you'll have to put up with me.
post #22 of 101
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Originally Posted by Erix View Post
Sorry man. I guess you'll have to put up with me.
Don't worry, I won't take part.
post #23 of 101
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Originally Posted by Erix View Post
Sorry man. I guess you'll have to put up with me.
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Originally Posted by Spike Marshall View Post
Don't worry, I won't take part.
What's going on?
post #24 of 101
Depending on what night you have it, I'd absolutely be in for Flash Gordon.
post #25 of 101
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
What's going on?
I posted that in jest.

I didn't think Spike would seriously deprive himself of enjoying something just because someone he doesn't even know, but irrationally hates, is taking part.

I don't know what I did. But he's disliked me since day one. Literally.

As they say in Spanish: cada loco con su tema.

Just want it to be clear that I, personally, have no problem if Spike is participating.
post #26 of 101
As Erix had suggested, a Die Hard watchalong would be fucking perfect around Christmastime.

I'd even suggest, with Thanksgiving on Thursday, Planes, Trains and Automobiles if we could get one together that quickly.

If there's any way for Chewers to pay their respects to the late Mr. De Laurentiis, Flash Gordon (or Conan the Barbarian) would be ripe for a watchalong.
post #27 of 101
Die Hard for Christmas sounds great!

Might I also add Orphan to the list in the spirit of Drag Me to Hell? It's just such a fun movie to experience with people.
post #28 of 101
I think Die Hard 2 would a better choice for a watchalong, nothing wrong with Die Hard, I just think DH 2 would be more fun to make fun of.
post #29 of 101
RICOCHET.

Although Die Hard sounds friggin' awesome.
post #30 of 101
Watch along like TRUE ARYAN WARRIORS!
post #31 of 101
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
'Flash Gordon' is pretty much tailor-made for this.
Yep, I put my vote towards Flash - aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
post #32 of 101
I'd say Flash Gordon or Die Hard.

Maybe lets do Die Hard for Dec, then Flash Gordon for Jan. A proper way to enjoy the first month of 2011
post #33 of 101
I've just booked tickets for a Christmas Die Hard screening at my local cinema, so watching it along with everyone on here would be a cool comparison. I'd be up for Flash too, haven't seen it in years.

Maybe we should make a poll?
post #34 of 101
Die Hard sounds fun

Missed these things..
post #35 of 101
RUNNING SCARED (1986) ?
post #36 of 101
Actually, I'm still kind of pissed my proposed

STREET FIGHTER

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

KARATE KID


and

BLOODSPORT

..watch-alongs never came to fruition. Might be time to bump up the ol' thread and see if I can kick up some dormant interest, haha, if this current plan is a success at least. And hell yes to Pilgrim Tati
post #37 of 101
Which Street Fighter? I haven't seen the recent one but by all accounts it's even more hilariously bad than the Van Damme version.
post #38 of 101
heh do a double feature back to back comparison....
post #39 of 101
Is it the one with that amazing Chris Klein performance? That would be fun.
post #40 of 101
Thread Starter 
Ok if someone can explain to me how to add a poll we could have a vote.
post #41 of 101
I'm up for whatever's decided on next. If you were fortunate enough to take part in the Transformers experience, I dare say you'll know why.

Flash Gordon, Street Fighter, Die Hard, and Masters of the Universe are all perfect suggestions. Ken said it best already; these work better when they're a little (or a lot) larger than life in some way. It's not that I don't wanna watch There Will Be Blood with you guys/gals ('cos I still totally would) but I think there's almost an unspoken understanding of which films are best suited.

Any movie with a campy Timothy Dalton belongs in this bracket.
post #42 of 101
I know what i said about good movies not being suited, but I'd be all the fuck over a Die Hard watch-along at Christmas.
post #43 of 101
A modest proposoal:

Thanksgiving Day (short notice, I know): 'Plains, Trains, and Automobiles'
December (date to be set): 'Die Hard' OR 'Die Hard 2: Die Harder'
January (date to be set): 'Flash Gordon'
post #44 of 101
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
A modest proposoal:

Thanksgiving Day (short notice, I know): 'Plains, Trains, and Automobiles'
December (date to be set): 'Die Hard' OR 'Die Hard 2: Die Harder'
January (date to be set): 'Flash Gordon'

Man, I would love to be a part of Planes, but I'm visiting my folks in PA for Thanksgiving and they don't have internet. I'm definitely up for a Die Hard in December. I think the second one would be better fodder for this kind of thing. And I'm all over Flash for January.
post #45 of 101
I think the Thanksgiving one is gonna be rough... But the Christmas and January ideas are boffo.

I say we do that.

Set up Die Hard for mid December and Flash for the first week of January.

And it's gotta be the original Die Hard. I get what someone is saying about the second one being more ripe for ridicule, but it's the first really that has the holiday feeling.
post #46 of 101
I dunno, the second one always had a more holiday feeling to me. Maybe it's because of the snow.
post #47 of 101
(rips up parking ticket) It's Christmas!!!!

That's the main reason why the second one would be appropriate.
post #48 of 101
while it would be interesting to see how the second one holds up, especially after I once stated I'd rather wake up to burning pee then watch that again....

but my vote is still for the First Die Hard (or if we double bill it, add Lethal Weapon to the list too. DH, LW, and Christmas Vacation are always on rotation in dec for me)
post #49 of 101
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Originally Posted by Bobby Bear View Post
Any movie with a campy Timothy Dalton belongs in this bracket.
Which leads me to also suggest Licence to Kill as a future choice.

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Originally Posted by Dave Jarvie View Post
but my vote is still for the First Die Hard (or if we double bill it, add Lethal Weapon to the list too. DH, LW, and Christmas Vacation are always on rotation in dec for me)
Lethal Weapon would be the obvious choice for Part 2 of the Joel Silver Christmas Double Feature (but since that's the year before that would come first), but may I also suggest The Last Boy Scout?
post #50 of 101
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Originally Posted by Erix View Post
I think the Thanksgiving one is gonna be rough... But the Christmas and January ideas are boffo.

I say we do that.

Set up Die Hard for mid December and Flash for the first week of January.

And it's gotta be the original Die Hard. I get what someone is saying about the second one being more ripe for ridicule, but it's the first really that has the holiday feeling.
For the record, this is why I'm not taking part. You're already trying to control things.
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