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Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:16pm

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Discuss the lineup for the SF/41 Marathon, 2016 edition here. For further details, check out the INFO PAGE:http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1444930008



So far, there are THREE announced movies:


John Carpenter's THEY LIVE

BIG ASS SPIDER

EX MACHINA


rant and rave.........


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Reply #1 - Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:56pm

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Not a bad start.

* It's been awhile since I saw They Live, and while it's not my favorite Carpenter, it's not bad at all. I hate that it takes people dying for folks to remember nifty movies, though.

* Big-Ass Spider was a ton of fun at BUFF a couple years ago, and Mike Mendez makes the kind of fun genre movies that I think the 'thon audience will dig this one (also: check out Tales of Halloween at the Brattle, on VOD, and other places next weekend - his segment is a lot of fun).

* Ex Machina didn't tickle me quite as much as the similar but less-slick The Machine did a year earlier, but it's a very solid directorial debut for Alex Garland, who has been the writer on a pretty darn great string of sf material over the past decade and a half.
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:25pm

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Jay Seaver wrote on Oct 15th, 2015 at 12:56pm:
Not a bad start.

* It's been awhile since I saw They Live, and while it's not my favorite Carpenter, it's not bad at all. I hate that it takes people dying for folks to remember nifty movies, though....
* Ex Machina didn't tickle me quite as much as the similar but less-slick The Machine did a year earlier, but it's a very solid directorial debut for Alex Garland, who has been the writer on a pretty darn great string of sf material over the past decade and a half.


THEY LIVE has been on the consideration radar for several years now. Sometimes, it takes a bit of a nudge.

I, too, didn't find EX MACHINA to be the greatest thing since sliced bread (my review: http://sf.theboard.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1429040022), but, it IS the kind of smaller SF film that the Marathon should champion. Whenever one of these indies play the 'thon, it seems as if half the audience or more hasn't seen it.
 
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Reply #3 - Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:34pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Oct 16th, 2015 at 3:25pm:
Whenever one of these indies play the 'thon, it seems as if half the audience or more hasn't seen it.

Heck, hasn't heard of it.  I'm always kind of shocked at just how much people at this event and some others like it sometimes don't seem to stretch their interest in science fiction film beyond those twenty-four hours at all.

(Which isn't unique to the 'thon at all; Fantastic Fest recently concluded and my social media feeds are still clogged with people who seem to have no awareness of genre/world/independent film not somehow associated with Austin's Alamo Drafthouse!)
 
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Reply #4 - Nov 18th, 2015 at 12:16pm

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Three more movies were announced today:


ARROWHEAD
(2016) Aussie SciFi winner! Stranded a man faces more than loneliness.

POLDER
(2015) A reality bending neuro-game dangerously lures a widow deeper. From Switzerland

HIMMELSKIBET
A Trip to Mars

(1918) Danish Film Inst remastering w/live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.


Assuming the first two are for the Festival and the silent is for the Marathon. Confirmation coming.
 
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Reply #5 - Nov 30th, 2015 at 2:41pm

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The terrific NEVER LET ME GO has been added to the Marathon lineup.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/combined
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 30th, 2015 at 3:09pm

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Almost halfway there! Looking good. I like that the movies are diverse and no repeats so far!
 
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Reply #7 - Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm

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There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.
 

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da_Bunnyman wrote on Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm:
There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.


Is that the character name in the original movie, or just the USA dub?
 
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L.A. Connection wrote on Dec 3rd, 2015 at 4:36am:
da_Bunnyman wrote on Nov 30th, 2015 at 10:14pm:
There's a character in Himmeskibet/Trip To Mars named Professor Dubius.
I'm guessing he will doubt the trip can be done.


Is that the character name in the original movie, or just the USA dub?


Checked a couple of sources and I haven't found him called anything else.
 

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Reply #10 - Dec 9th, 2015 at 5:50am

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Am looking forward to Himmelskibet, a silent movie at the 'thon should be fun.
   They Live is a fun movie from the eighties, and Roddy Piper kicking butt and chewing bubblegum.
   Saw Ex Machina on cable a few weeks ago and thought it would make a great 'thon entry. Very post modern.
    I don't know anything about the other two movies,
 
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Reply #11 - Dec 9th, 2015 at 3:09pm

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More FESTIVAL announcements:

The Phoenix Incident
Dreams Rewired
 
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Reply #12 - Dec 9th, 2015 at 6:55pm

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Does anyone know yet if They Live and Himmelskibet will be digital or on film?
 
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Reply #13 - Dec 9th, 2015 at 10:57pm

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Lile wrote on Dec 9th, 2015 at 6:55pm:
Does anyone know yet if They Live and Himmelskibet will be digital or on film?


They Live hopefully is film. I'm pretty sure the later will be digital.
 
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Reply #14 - Dec 12th, 2015 at 12:12am

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More Festival Announcements:

DUAL CITY
POLDER
THE PHOENIX INCIDENT

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