by Patrick Bromley
The theme for this marathon was suggested by Brett Lashuay on Twitter (@greyweirdo) (and Brent Peterson!). Thanks, Brett! (And Brent!)
Well, after a month of planning several different hypothetical 24-hour movie marathons, I'm ending it with the most unconventional lineup yet. By "unconventional" I don't mean that the choices are completely off the wall -- to the contrary, they're actually some of the best-known and most well-respected movies I've programmed into one of these things yet. But anyone who has been reading these columns all month has seen that I fall into a formula when ordering the lineups, and the restrictions put on me by this theme didn't allow for some of my regular tendencies. Because of that, I tried to take some chances and pick movies I haven't seen. Hopefully that doesn't blow up in my face. I'm looking at you, Roy Scheider!
Thanks to everyone who suggested a theme, even if I wasn't able to use it. And thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read these columns this month. Maybe I'll bring it back every once in a while throughout the year. I don't know. It's been a lot of fun. I hope some of you enjoyed it.
Without further ado, let's COUNT TO 12!
10 a.m. - Zero Effect (1998, dir. Jake Kasdan)
Noon - One Million Years B.C. (1966, dir. Don Chaffey)
2 p.m. - 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003, dir. John Singleton)
4 p.m. - Three Days of the Condor (1975, dir. Sydney Pollack)
6 p.m. - Four of the Apocalypse (1975, dir. Lucio Fulci)
8 p.m. - Five Fingers of Death (1972, dir. Chang-hwa Chung)
10 p.m. - DeepStar Six (1989, dir. Sean S. Cunningham)
Greg Evigan) and a way less cool monster. It's still fun in that trashy '80s monster movie way. While it wouldn't work at noon, it's perfect for 10 p.m.
Midnight - The Seven-Ups (1973, dir. Philip D'Antoni)
2 a.m. - 8 1/2 (1963, dir. Frederico Fellini)
4 a.m. - The Nines (2007, dir. John August)
6 a.m. - 10 Things I Hate About You (1999, dir. John Unger)
8 a.m. - Ocean's Eleven (2001, dir. Steven Soderbergh)
10 a.m. - 12 Monkeys (1995, dir. Terry Gilliam)
Thanks, everyone! Let's get some sleep.