Had a great time joining in with everyone! Great success yet again!
Ijust noticed that 3 of the 5 movies have been released on blu-ray by Shout Factory
also, let's not forget they're planning a remake of Road House. for a while it was supposed to be with Ronda Rousey, but it looks like plans have changed
I would like to forget that.
PSA: the recording of this podcast is also available to watch on Facebook, including a few minutes at the end that's not included in the podcast.
Terrific podcast to put a ribbon on a mostly fun FTM Twitter Film Festival. As a suggestion for next year's subject, how about a sequel to a year FTM has already covered in a Film Fest? You know, "1982 Part Deux" or "1991: The Revenge." There were more than five great Twitter-worthy films in every one of the seven years previously selected. Why not go back to a well that hasn't been fully exploited and enjoy some more great flicks from those years that didn't make the cut the first time out? Think about it, won't you? :-)The unexpected benefit of renting three out of the four movies I watched on Saturday is that I got to rewatch them all again because they had 48-hour windows. Rewatched "UHF" and "Road House" twice with fan-made commentary tracks (my preferred way to revisit movies I wouldn't rewatch on their own) and they were a blast. Hell, I've rewatched "The 'Burbs" THREE MORE TIMES in the past 12 hours: once by itself, a second time with an Oliver Harper commentary track and yet a third time with, of all things, a commentary by a group of Canadian/Australian YouTubers who consider it their favorite movie of all time. Hate to say it since the commentaries were heartfelt love fests, but after watching "The 'Burbs" four times over the past couple of days it is among the worst Joe Dante movies I've ever seen. So many good things in it (Carrie Fisher acting like a grown-up, Rick Ducommun crushing it, Jerry Goldsmith's leftover music still sounding good, Tom Hanks' losing his shit against his neighbors at the end, etc.), and yet the overall tone and final reveal about the family next door made me hate "The 'Burbs" more with every repeat viewing. Still, glad that "FTM" scheduled it in the Festival to make me watch it to realize I wasn't missing anything special all these years that I've been ignoring its presence in Dante's filmography. What can I say? Love that Joker. ;-)
what were the other years celebrated in the Movie Fest?1999 was a pretty decent year: The Mummy, The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, Fight Club, Magnolia2010 was also pretty good: Inception, The Social Network, True Grit, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrimbut most of those good movies in those years are 2 hours long, or more. i'm sure you can find movies more suited for the fest though
Previous fests:FTMF 1: 1982 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior)FTMF 2: 1991 - The Last Boy Scout, The Rocketeer, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, New Jack City, Terminator 2: Judgment DayFTMF 3: 1985 - Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Commando, Explorers, The Goonies, Back to the FutureFTMF 4: 1993 - Demolition Man, Army of Darkness, Hard Target, True Romance, Jurassic ParkFTMF 5: 1984 - The Last Starfighter, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Night of the Comet, Streets of Fire, GhostbustersFTMF 6: 1987 - The Princess Bride, Predator, Raising Arizona, RoboCop, The Monster Squad
Interesting that for FTMF 6 Patrick chose "The Monster Squad," which wasn't a blockbuster (unlike every other festival closer being a monster hit), as the going away movie. Somehow if we end up with a year between 2007 and 2017 in a future FTMFM I don't see Patrick scheduling a "Transformers" movie. ;-)
I think 1999 could be a fun F This Movie Fest. Start it off with Deep Blue Sea. 2nd movie Varsity Blues or She's All That. 3rd movie Lake Placid. 4th movie Galaxy Quest. And end it with The Matrix.
I'd buy that for a dollar... or $1.51 with inflation factored in. :-)
This festival is the only reason I keep my twitter account. I used to do a lot of festivals IRL, but 8 years ago I got severe Tinnitus, so now I'm afraid to go to loud theaters I don't regularly visit. Fthismoviefest to the rescue! thanks everyone for a great & fun flashback.
If the festival goes into the 2000s, I would suggest starting with the year 2000. It's the last year before the annual U.S. box office became dominated by franchise blockbusters. Twenty-two movies grossed over $100 million in the U.S. that year, and only two of them are franchise movies ("Mission: Impossible II" and "X-Men"). And neither of those was really a franchise at the time. In 2001, 20 movies grossed over $100 million in the U.S., and 12 of them are franchise movies. Additionally, 2000 had a diverse selection of good movies, some blockbusters, many not blockbusters.