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eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/27/22 2:17 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Velocipastor

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/27/22 2:29 p.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

Wait, what?

 

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue HalfDork
6/27/22 2:40 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

What are some modern cult movies? Do any exist? What newer movies would you show at midnight? Harold & Kumar, although that's now going on nearly 20 years old. Fight Club, although also far from new. Rubber? Hot Rod? Wonder Woman? 

The Room. Obviously. Anything from James Nguyen, but especially Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Anything from Neil Breen.

None of these are good movies. But they're all midnight-worthy.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/27/22 3:01 p.m.

5th Element

Tank Girl

Big Lebowski

New Jack City

Baby Driver

johndej
johndej SuperDork
6/27/22 4:27 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Office space

Requiem for a dream

American psycho

V for vendetta

Little Miss Sunshine

Stardust

Grand Budapest Hotel

The Mechanic

The Descent

Winters bone

Life of Pi

Dallas buyers club

Birdman

Manchester by the sea

La la land

Mad max fury road.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/27/22 5:01 p.m.
Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
6/27/22 5:31 p.m.

Hot Fuzz. Which I would argue is a actually a very good movie, but cultish perhaps in things like... well, the group of friends that just defaults to re-watching Hot Fuzz at least a couple of times a year. And I guess... when did it come out? It's a lot newer than Repo Man, but hardly last week.

Straight to Hell. Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread. Elvis Costello as a butler. The Pogues as a coffee-addicted mariachi gang. Joe Strummer, Sy Richardson, and Dick Rude as... some kind of protagonists? Grace Jones. Dennis Hopper. Zander Schloss as... the... weiner kid.... I didn't have enough membership time at the local video rental place with a strong cult classics section and had to leave a $100 deposit for Straight to Hell on VHS...

Also, I just went to grab the Repo Man soundtrack on discogs and now I'm not so sure I want that so much as to just shore up the Plugz/Fear/Iggy Pop shortages in my collection...

Mental
Mental Mod Squad
6/27/22 7:17 p.m.

In reply to Jesse Ransom :

I work with some pretty serious movie buffs and tried to explain "Straight To Hell" movie to them a few weeks back....

 

In a time of Blockbuster losing to on demand, and the world going to DVD but before IMDB, I began to believe I had imaged that film. 

 

Not a modern classic, but I got a hankering for "The Gumball Rally" some time back and the only way to watch it was to "buy" it on Amazon. It doesn't hold up, but it has aged well. Everyone knows "The First Rule of Italian Driving" line, but my favorite is "Some Things Get meaner with Age," and the 55 MPH discussion. I still will turn it on for background noise

Rush is a good one

I still really like The Matrix

I feel the John Wick series I think will always have an audience. 

Serenity

 

 

 

 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/27/22 7:58 p.m.

Vampire Hunter D would definitely fit as midnight movie material.  I thought someone was going to do a live action version of it, too.

Just thought of a couple of comedies that would probably make good midnight movie material 

Paul - a bit of a mashup of a stoner comedy and the typical Simon Pegg/Nick Frost comedy.

Big Trouble - a star filled movie based on a Dave Barry novel that that involved a hijacking, and had the misfortune of a planned release date the same week as 9/11.  It was pulled from the schedule and released the next year with pretty much no promotion.  

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/27/22 8:03 p.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

Big Trouble ... in Little China?

Cause that movie rules.

NY Nick
NY Nick Dork
6/27/22 8:13 p.m.

I'll second Hot Fuzz and Office Space and throw in the classic "Clerks" (and the rest of the Kevin Smith series). 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
6/27/22 8:15 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

Big Trouble ... in Little China?

Cause that movie rules.

Big Trouble in Little China does indeed rule, but nope, this is a different movie.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/28/22 7:48 p.m.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/28/22 8:42 p.m.

Midnight movies I'd recommend:

Pootie Tang

Shakes The Clown

Motel Hell

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/22 11:40 a.m.

We should host a film festival. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/29/22 11:41 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

We should host a film festival. 

Movies by the pool at the Challenge?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/22 11:43 a.m.

And, looking back, I'm surprised how little supervision we had. 

Our other rules: no penetration, no Rocky Horror. (We could only show that one outside, not in the theater.)

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
6/29/22 8:23 p.m.
Appleseed said:

5th Element

Tank Girl

Big Lebowski

New Jack City

Baby Driver

Spaceballs: The Movie.

One of these days I will watch Drive Angry.  It looks deliciously terribad but fun. The CGI is as bad as the practical effects in Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter.

 

(Just read the Wikipedia page for JCVH.  It reads like the storyline for an Axe Cop comic)

Pushrod
Pushrod Reader
6/30/22 7:55 a.m.

To that scintillating list of films, I would also add a couple by Shane Carruth:

Primer

Upstream Color

dclafleur
dclafleur Reader
6/30/22 8:57 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Because I traditionally have trouble falling asleep, last night's topic going through my head was cult movies.

I worked for our school theater, and that's what we showed at midnight on Friday and Saturday. You know, the classics: Repo Man, of course, but also Blues Brothers, Spinal Tap, Buckaroo Bonzai, Heavy Metal, Akira, Highlander, Pink Flamingos, etc. There was no rule as to what made a movie suitable for midnight, but you knew it when you saw it.

Although we had a rule for everything on our schedule: Once it was shown, had to wait two years before showing it again. (Okay, some rare exceptions were made.)

Yet we never had trouble filling up the calendar. So, that got me thinking: What are some modern cult movies? Do any exist? What newer movies would you show at midnight? Harold & Kumar, although that's now going on nearly 20 years old. Fight Club, although also far from new. Rubber? Hot Rod? Wonder Woman? 

John Dies at the End

The Cabin in the Woods - debatable on if it is "cult"

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Faith Based 

What We Do In the Shadows

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

It's hard to tell which of the more recent movies are likely to be Cult Classics, there's also some question on how folks define it, I listed two of Taika Waititi's movies I'd probably include Jojo Rabbit on there, it got a lot more attention although it's odd blend of seriousness, irreverence and humor will likely always give it a limited audience likely making it a cult classic from the start. Pretty much all the movies I listed will hit someone in an audience just right but also be a miss for a portion of the audience which I view as sort of an underlying theme with cult classics.

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