Saturday, March 7, 2020

It's F This Movie Fest!

Today we go back to 1990!

Today is the happiest day of the year: F This Movie Fest! Beginning at 10am CST, we kick off F This Movie Fest 2020, celebrating six films from the great year of 1990. Just log onto Twitter (make an account if you have to!) and follow the hashtag #fthismoviefest to be part of the conversation! It's the only film festival that comes to you!

See you all "at" the fest!

Here's this year's lineup! (All times CST):

10 am
dir. Ron Underwood, 96 min.

dir. Steve Barron, 93 min.
(listen to our podcast)

2 pm
dir. Warren Beatty, 105 min.
(listen to our podcast)

4 pm
dir. Bruce Malmuth, 96 min.

6 pm
dir. Sam Raimi, 95 min.
(listen to our podcast)

8 pm
dir. Paul Verhoeven, 113 min.


  1. I expect at least one Gene Shalit pun suicide per film.

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  3. Another great F This Movie Fest in the books. As always much fun was had. Being in the Pacific time zone these always take place during my normal waking hours. The downside is that when things are over and everyone else has gone to sleep I'm still awake for a few hours and wanting to keep my head in that space for a bit longer.

    There was an interesting conversation had at one point during the live podcast where Patrick mentioned that there's a finite stretch of years that work ideally for the purposes of doing F This Movie Fest ranging from the '80s to the early '90s. He also tossed around some thoughts of doing things like a "Best Of" and other ideas. I also recall him mentioning in previous years that especially early on he picked some great movies like Blade Runner that in hindsight weren't necessarily suited to live tweeting. I have no doubt that Patrick will continue to find ways to make great FTMF lineups for years to come so I don't really want to throw out suggestions to a guy who has been crushing it doing these for 9 years now. I do think it's interesting though to look back at where we've been.

    1982: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Road Warrior

    1984: The Last Starfighter, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Night of the Comet, Streets of Fire, Ghostbusters

    1985: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Commando, Explorers, Goonies, Back to the Future

    1986: Labyrinth, Big Trouble in Little China, Invaders from Mars, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Cobra, Aliens

    1987: The Princess Bride, Predator, Raising Arizona, Robocop, Monster Squad

    1989: UHF, Tango & Cash, The Burbs, Road House, Batman

    1990: Tremors, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dick Tracy, Hard to Kill, Darkman, Total Recall

    1991: The Last Boy Scout, The Rocketeer, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, New Jack City, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    1993: Demolition Man, Army of Darkness, Hard Target, True Romance, Jurassic Park

    1. I think that the sweet spot in generally 82-94, maybe 95. I think we have a few years left before we have to break format. I was looking at 1988 and it is absolutely stacked. Die Hard, Big, Beetlejuice, Killer Klowns, Rambo III, and a bunch more that could fit in.

      I'd also like to see Patrick take another crack at 82. He's talked before about how he learned a lot about what plays and what doesn't, and I think he could come up with a really terrific line up this time around. Especially since he has a larger audience now.

      As for replaying previous movies, I'm less excited about that. I'd prefer a lineup of movies that almost made the cut in past years, but didn't end up in the lineups. I'm not sure how you'd codify that into a theme, but I think it could work.

      Thanks for the great day everyone! I made it for 5 this year (apologies to Warren Beatty) and had a blast! Can't wait for next year.