by Patrick Bromley
On a recent episode of the podcast, Erika and I were asked about our favorite bowling movies. In naming a bunch of titles, she suggested I do a 24-hour marathon of bowling movies. I was up to the challenge. I'm compliant. I needed the content.
10 am - Uncle Buck (1989, dir. John Hughes)
"We're safe for now. Thank goodness we're in a bowling alley"
2 pm - Dreamer (1979, dir. Noel Nosseck)
5:30 pm - The Wanderers (1979, dir. Philip Kaufman)
7:30 pm - The Big Lebowski (1998, dir. Joel Coen)Fargo. A second viewing revealed that the shapelessness is the point, and that The Big Lebowski is very nearly its predecessor's equal -- a masterpiece of a different sort.
9:30 pm - Mystery Men (1999, dir. Kinka Usher)
Midnight - Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988, dir. David DeCoteau)
1:30 am - Cabin Fever (2003, dir. Eli Roth)
3:30 am - Fright Night Part 2 (1988, dir. Tommy Lee Wallace)
5:30 am - Beware! The Blob (1978, dir. Larry Hagman)
7 am - Kingpin (1996, dir. Peter & Bobby Farrelly)