by Patrick Bromley
My month of programming marathons continues with this suggestion from our very own Rob DiCristino, a native of Philadelphia and the handsomest man I've ever known. Don't get me wrong: he's also a very thoughtful and talented critic as well as a great friend I'm lucky to have, but the reason he writes for F This Movie! is because of his physical attractiveness. I truly appreciate his contributions both in his articles and on the podcast, but the dude is pure eye candy.
Seeing as how I've already programmed marathons specific to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, it seems only fair to put together a slate of movies that are Philly based. This one was harder than the others, though, because fewer movies are shot and set in our nation's former capital. I also allowed myself only one (1) Rocky and one (1) Shyamalan.
Enjoy, everyone! But mostly you, Rob.
10 am - Trading Places (1983, dir. John Landis)
Noon - The Philadelphia Story (1940, dir. George Cukor)
2 pm - Renegades (1989, dir. Jack Sholder)
4 pm - Mannequin (1987, dir. Michael Gottlieb)
5:30 pm - Marnie (1964, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
7:45 pm - Rocky (1976, dir. John G. Avildsen)
10 pm - Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma)
Midnight - 12 Monkeys (1995, dir. Terry Gilliam)
2:15 am - Devil (2010, dir. John Erick Dowdle)
3:45 am - Fighting Back (1982, dir. Lewis Teague)
5:30 am - That Midnight Kiss (1949, dir. Norman Taurog)
7:15 am - Safe (2012, dir. Boaz Yakin)
9 am - National Treasure (2004, dir. Jon Turteltaub)
If you've got a suggestion for a 24 Hours of Movie theme you'd like to see, let me know in the comments below!