by Patrick Bromley
Today's 24 Hours of Movies theme was suggested by our very own Stephanie Crawford.
10am - Shock Corridor (1963, dir. Samuel Fuller)
Noon - Runaway Train (1985, dir. Andrey Konchalovsky)
2pm - Clue (1985, dir. Jonathan Lynn)
3:45pm - Lifeboat (1944, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
5:30pm - The Raid: Redemption (2011, dir. Gareth Evans)
staple of the genre in the post-Die Hard world. This one seems like it would play great here because it has such a different vibe and energy from everything else that surrounds it -- a pretty much story-free epic about a group of cops who have to fight their way through an entire apartment complex. I still can't concede that it's one of the best action movies ever made in terms of plot and character and many of the things we look for in movies, but for pure action and fight choreography, I'm not sure it's ever been topped. I think it has almost ruined the action films that came after it because none of them measure up. And none of them really can measure up.
7:30pm - Matinee (1993, dir. Joe Dante)
9:15pm - Dawn of the Dead (1978, dir. George A. Romero)
11:30pm - Trapped (1982, dir. William Fruet)
1:15am - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1982, dir. Andrea Bianchi)
2:45am - Chained Heat (1983, dir. Paul Nicholas)
4:30am - Career Opportunities (1991, dir. Bryan Gordon)
6am - Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, dir. John Carpenter)
8am - This is the End (2013, dir. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg)