by Patrick Bromley
Back in March, I ran a series of hypothetical 24-hour movie marathons in which I planned a full day's worth of movies built around themes suggested by you loyal readers. These aren't marathons I intend to actually sit through, but if I was going to program one around the theme submitted, this is what I would want to watch. I said at the time I might bring the feature back every once in a while. I wasn't lying! Here's another one. Don't read it on your computer or your phone or your tablet. Those things are out to get you.
The theme this time -- originally "computers," which I tweaked a little bit to a more "technology gone bad," -- was suggested on Twitter by Mikko Viinikka. Thanks, Mikko!
10 a.m. Modern Times (1936, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
11:30 a.m. Desk Set (1957, dir. Walter Lang)
1:30 p.m. Eve of Destruction (1991, dir. Duncan Gibbins)
3:30 p.m. Superman III (1983, dir. Richard Lester)
5:45 WarGames (1983, dir. John Badham)
8 p.m. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, dir. James Cameron)
10:30 p.m. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
1 a.m. The Dungeonmaster (1985, dir. Charles Band et. al.)
Subspecies), John Carl Buechler (Troll), Dave Allen (Puppet Master II), Peter Manoogian (Eliminators) and Band himself contributing segments. This is perfect 1 a.m. material because it's a crazy genre movie and introduces a new story every couple of minutes. Plus there's an appearance by W.A.S.P.!
2:30 a.m. Nemesis (1992, dir. Albert Pyun)
4:30 a.m. Electric Dreams (1984, dir. Steve Barron)
6:30 a.m. Her (2013, dir. Spike Jonze)
8:30 a.m. Strange Days (1995, dir. Kathryn Bigelow)