by Patrick Bromley
10 a.m. - Mad Max (1979, dir. George Miller)
11:30 a.m. - Night of the Comet (1984, dir. Thom Eberhardt)
1:15 p.m. - A Boy and His Dog (1975, dir. L.Q. Jones)
3:00 p.m. - Children of Men (2006, dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
5 p.m. - Idiocracy (2006, dir. Mike Judge)
This is the End or this movie programmed in this spot, but I have to go with Idiocracy because it has become a documentary. My wife and I were among the very, very few people who actually got to see this when Fox shamefully dumped it into a handful of theaters back in 2006, and even then we knew we had just seen something truly special. It has been rewarding to see the movie get discovered over the last decade and become such a cult classic. Because of its production/post-production problems, I will concede that its construction is a disaster, but the jokes and (especially) the ideas contained within the movie make it the most prescient and important comedy of the last 20 years. If we're hungry during this one, we could order up some Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr: Fuck you, I'm eating.
6:30 p.m. - Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973, dir. J. Lee Thompson)
original 1968 classic, but I don't want every pick to be completely predictable and a lot of them have been so far (especially if you know me). The final entry in the original series of Apes movies is probably the least good, but goddamn if I don't still love it. Apes with guns? Yes. J. Lee Thompson? Yes. I'll be sure to watch the 96-minute "unrated" version, which is insanely violent and bloody for a movie that went out with a "G" rating in its theatrically released form.
8:15 p.m. - The Divide (2011, dir. Xavier Gens)
10:15 p.m. - Death Race 2000 (1975, dir. Paul Bartel)
11:45 p.m. - She (1982, dir. Avi Nesher)
1:30 a.m. - Rats: Night of Terror (1984, dir. Bruno Mattei)
3:30 a.m. - The New Barbarians (1983, dir. Enzo Castellari)
5:15 a.m. - Radioactive Dreams (1985, dir. Albert Pyun)
7 a.m. - Turbo Kid (2015, dir. François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell)
8:45 a.m. - Southland Tales (2007, dir. Richard Kelly)
With that, we can begin the actual apocalypse. So long, and thanks for all the fish.