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Reply #45 - Dec 17th, 2011 at 8:41am

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New Decoy Website Launched To Lure Away All Moronic Internet Commenters

SAN JOSE, CA—With funding from dozens of news outlets and media companies, the groundbreaking Outkube.com launched this week, providing an online destination where pandering and incendiary content is used to lure moronic Internet commenters away from all other websites... sources confirmed that each day Outkube's software produces dozens of new pop-culture rankings, such as "The 10 Most Underrated Bands" or "The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time," which have been shown to occupy some of the Internet's most obnoxious commenters indefinitely, freeing the remainder of the web for actual rational discourse.



http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-decoy-website-launched-to-lure-away-all-mor...
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Reply #46 - Dec 18th, 2011 at 10:57pm

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Here's a list of 100 top Cult films apparently based on an upcoming book. Two of them - LADY TERMINATOR and VIDEODROME were shown at the Marathon this February alone.

Can u name all the others that have screened at our event?

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143296617/what-s-on-your-cult-film-list

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968

Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988

Angel of Vengeance, Abel Ferrara, 1981

Bad Taste, Peter Jackson, 1987

Baise-moi, Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, 2000

Begotten, E. Elias Merhige, 1991

Behind the Green Door, Artie Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, 1972

La belle et la bête, Jean Cocteau, 1946

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer, 1970

The Big Lebowski, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982

Blue Sunshine, Jeff Lieberman, 1978

Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985

Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935

The Brood, David Cronenberg, 1979

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920

Café Flesh, Stephen Sayadian, 1982

Cannibal Holocaust, Ruggero Deodato, 1979

Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942

Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí,1928

Coffy, Jack Hill, 1973

Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971

Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, 1978

Deadly Weapons, Doris Wishman, 1974

Debbie Does Dallas, Jim Clark, 1978

Deep Red, Dario Argento, 1975

Dirty Dancing, Emile Ardolino, 1987

Django, Sergio Corbucci, 1966

Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001

Don't Torture a Duckling, Lucio Fulci, 1972

Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, Aristide Massaccesi, 1977

Emmanuelle, Just Jaeckin, 1974

Enter the Dragon, Robert Clouse, 1973

Eraserhead, David Lynch, 1977

The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, 1981

Fight Club, David Fincher, 1999

Flaming Creatures, Jack Smith, 1963

Freak Orlando, Ulrike Ottinger, 1981

Freaks, Tod Browning, 1932

Ginger Snaps, John Fawcett, 2000

The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1981

Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954

The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell, 1972

Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby, 1971

Häxan, Benjamin Christensen, 1922

Hellraiser, Clive Barker, 1987

The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973

The House with the Laughing Windows, Pupi Avati, 1976

I Walked with a Zombie, Jacques Tourneur, 1943

Ichi the Killer, Takashi Miike, 2001

In Bruges, Martin McDonagh, 2008

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956

Invocation of My Demon Brother, Kenneth Anger, 1969

It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra, 1946

The Killer, John Woo, 1989

Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988

The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, 2001–3

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981

Man Bites Dog, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992

Manos, the Hands of Fate, Harold P. Warren, 1966

The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman, 1964

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975

Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987

Nekromantik, Jörg Buttgereit, 1987

Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968

Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972

Piranha, Joe Dante, 1978

Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959

Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon, 1985

Reefer Madness, Louis Gasnier, 1936

Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984

Ringu, Hideo Nakata, 1998

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman, 1975

Rome Armed to the Teeth, Umberto Lenzi, 1976

The Room, Tommy Wiseau, 2003

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975

She Killed in Ecstasy, Jesús Franco, 1971

Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven, 1995

Soul Vengeance, Jamaa Fanaka, 1975

The Sound of Music, Robert Wise, 1965

Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977–2005

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Todd Haynes, 1988

Suspiria, Dario Argento, 1977

Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995

Tetsuo, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974

This Is Spınal Tap, Rob Reiner, 1984

Thriller: A Cruel Picture, Bo Arne Vibenius, 1974

Thundercrack!, Curt McDowell, 1975

El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970

The Toxic Avenger, Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984

Two-Lane Blacktop, Monte Hellman, 1971

Two Thousand Maniacs!, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1964

The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988

Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983

The Warriors, Walter Hill, 1979

Witchfinder General, Michael Reeves, 1968

Withnail & I, Bruce Robinson, 1987

The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, 1939
 
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Reply #47 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 7:42pm

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What no "Apple"? Unless "Flaming Creatures" is an alternate title. (a reference to the actor who played the Devil).

Here's what I came up with without looking. (In the words of former President Nixon: "That would be wrong!")

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935
Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956
Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988
Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959
Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984
Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995
Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983

(I'm guessing we might have seen "Bride of Re-Animator" and not the original)

Twelve is pretty good given it's an NPR list and not a list of Science Fiction/Horror films. Good job adding "Lady Terminator" last year! To tell the truth you've pretty much got the list covered, as nothing else that I'm familiar with would really fit. "Army of Darkness" played well, but "Evil Dead" really isn't a fit. Some pretty good zombie films have played over the years, but the "cult classics" listed here are more horror-gore than sci-fi. Smiley
 

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Reply #48 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:00pm

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I have 17 films, so you're getting there.

An even higher percent of the whole list!

P.S. FLAMING CREATURES is an underground micro-budget indie, not the red ripe delicious hoot we showed.

R_F_Fineman wrote on Dec 19th, 2011 at 7:42pm:
What no "Apple"? Unless "Flaming Creatures" is an alternate title. (a reference to the actor who played the Devil).

Here's what I came up with without looking. (In the words of former President Nixon: "That would be wrong!")

2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968
Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982
Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935
Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956
Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988
Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959
Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984
Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995
Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983

(I'm guessing we might have seen "Bride of Re-Animator" and not the original)

Twelve is pretty good given it's an NPR list and not a list of Science Fiction/Horror films. Good job adding "Lady Terminator" last year! To tell the truth you've pretty much got the list covered, as nothing else that I'm familiar with would really fit. "Army of Darkness" played well, but "Evil Dead" really isn't a fit. Some pretty good zombie films have played over the years, but the "cult classics" listed here are more horror-gore than sci-fi. Smiley

 
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Reply #49 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 9:09pm

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2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick, 1968

Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982

Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985

Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935
 
Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly, 2001

Godzilla, Ishirô Honda, 1954

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956

Lady Terminator, H. Tjut Djalil, 1988

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, George Miller, 1981

Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero, 1968

Plan 9 from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Jr, 1959

Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon, 1985

Repo Man, Alex Cox, 1984

Star Wars, George Lucas, 1977–2005

Tank Girl, Rachel Talalay, 1995

Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983

 

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Reply #50 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 9:51pm

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and, the original post lists multiple STAR WARS films, so you could add EMPIRE STRIKES BACK to the list.

I guess we be pretty Cult-y.........

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Reply #51 - Dec 19th, 2011 at 10:20pm

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I have seen about 75 of the movies listed here...... I guess I am a cultist.
 

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Reply #52 - Dec 28th, 2011 at 1:36pm

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Every year the Library of Congress' National Film Registry puts out a list of 25 films that will be guaranteed preservation.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/national-film-registry-forrest-gump-silenc...

This year, WAR OF THE WORLDS has been added to the list. No, not the Spielberg-Cruise mediocrity, but the George Pal 1953 original
(and a 4-time Marathon film, the last being about 4 years ago: http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1319772249/0#0)

It's a hodgepodge list of shorts, obscurities and FORREST GUMP? Sure GUMP was a Best Picture winner and pretty entertaining film - but, is this big budget big studio pic in any real danger of not being "saved" by the studio?

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is also on the list along with Film Noir fave THE BIG HEAT and the first computer animated bit from 1972. Which you can see here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5seU-5U0ms


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Reply #53 - Dec 28th, 2011 at 5:00pm

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Sorry but seeing Gump on the same list as War of the Worlds, Silence of the Lambs and The Big Heat sickens me.  As far as Gump is concerned, I think that it is a silly, schmaltzy movie at best.    

 

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Reply #54 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 9:40am

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Reply #55 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 12:02pm

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Reply #56 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 1:48pm

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Elon Musk.  The name sounds as if it came out of an Asimov novel.   Sounds crazy but sometimes crazy gets things started.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2011/12/27/elon_musk_spacex_will_bring_m...
 

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Reply #57 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 2:28pm

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Quote whores, that is. Movie critics in name only. The studios love these folks, because even the biggest turkeys can always rely on one of these whores to provide them with a positive quote to use in their adds. No Boston based critics that I know of.

I love the number one whore (Shawn Edwards). In May he proclaims BRIDESMAIDS "the funniest movie ever!". 6 weeks later, HORRIBLE BOSSES is "the funniest comedy of the year!" Poor BRIDESMAIDS, it's "funniest" title only lasted for such a short time.............. Cheesy

http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=3343


P.S. Still, perhaps the best recent example is Ben Lyons who proclaimed Will Smith's I AM LEGEND "One of the greatest movies ever made" and then didn't even name it to his Top 10 list that year!


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Reply #58 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 4:01pm

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i get suckered by these quote whores all the time. most recently "horrible bosses"
but i think book of eli was very good and it had some staying power.
 

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Reply #59 - Dec 29th, 2011 at 5:07pm

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kirok wrote on Dec 29th, 2011 at 4:01pm:
i get suckered by these quote whores all the time. most recently "horrible bosses"....


Finally, Kirok admits to getting taken in by Whores!

I don't understand how folks will spend hours, if not days, going over consumer reports before buying a toaster, but don't spend the time to scout out Film Reviewers. Over the course of a single year - not to mention, many years - most of us spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on movie tickets. With sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, it is easier than ever to see over time those critics who's taste most closely mirrors your own.

Quote Whores feed the studios these dummy quotes, because so many filmgoers are dummies themselves who don't distinguish between a Ben Lyons or a Shawn Edwards and someone consistently brilliant in his reviews like that guy from L.A.!  Lips Sealed Roll Eyes
 
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