Today's 24 Hours of Movies theme suggestion comes from Mac McEntire. Thanks, Mac! If you've got an idea for a 24 Hours of Moves theme you'd like me to try this month, leave it in the comments below or email us at fthismoviepodcast[at]gmail.com.
10 a.m. - Metropolis (1927, dir. Fritz Lang)
12:30 p.m. - The Terminator (1984, dir. James Cameron)
2:30 p.m. - Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991, dir. Pete Hewitt)
F This Movie Fest 2 a few years back and it blew the doors off the place (the place = Twitter) because it's such a winning comedy bursting with funny ideas and performances. I haven't even mentioned William Sadler's amazing turn as Death! This movie is incredible. Station.
4 p.m. - Forbidden Planet (1956, dir. Fred M. Wilcox)
5:45 p.m. - The Stepford Wives (1975, dir. Bryan Forbes)
7:45 p.m. - Blade Runner (1982, dir. Ridley Scott)
9:45 p.m. - RoboCop (1987, dir. Paul Verhoeven)
11:45 p.m. - Nemesis (1992, dir. Albert Pyun)
1:15 a.m. - Chopping Mall (1986, dir. Jim Wynorski)
exploding head gags.
2:45 a.m. - Starcrash (1978, dir. Luigi Cozzi)
4:30 a.m. - Deadly Friend (1986, dir. Wes Craven)
Scream). In this one, Matthew Laborteaux plays Paul, a geeky teenager building his own robot; when his best friend/neighbor Samantha (Kristy Swanson) meets with an accident, Paul uses his robot technology to bring her back to life. It does not go well. Test screenings and studio pressure forced Craven to insert a bunch of graphic violence (including the once scene anyone remembers from the movie), leaving this one severely compromised. It's not very good, but it's good for 4:30 a.m.
6 a.m. - The Black Hole (1979, dir. Gary Nelson)
Tron, this a movie that I grew up having a real awareness of (I think my brother had some of the toys?) but which I never got around to seeing. There's no real risk here, because even if I don't like it very much it's surrounded almost exclusively by 13 other movies I love.
7:45 a.m. - Turbo Kid (2015, dir. François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell)
9:15 a.m. - Robot Jox (1990, dir. Stuart Gordon)
10:45 a.m. - The World's End (2014, dir. Edgar Wright)