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Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« on: January 15, 2010, 01:45:49 AM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
Multi-Themes
I had such a hard time deciding on a theme for this weekend. I was going from several sounding good to not in the mood for any of them. Then I was sitting here thinking about all the different themes I could do when it hit me all at once. I will do them all! I will have a multi-theme marathon. Maybe I will start out with a double feature of an actor or actress that I like. And after that maybe I will decide to watch all 3 Spider-Man movies. Then after that maybe I will have a Lost Boys double feature. The possibilities are endless.

Some ideas I am seriously considering:
- Unwatched Prom Night Double Feature - Watch both Prom Night movies I just recently got (Parts 3 & 4)
- Julie Benz Double Feature - I have liked her since seeing her in Buffy and Angel as Darla. I have a couple of movies with her on DVD... so maybe.
- Giant Lizard Triple Feature (or mini-marathon) - Where I could watch any/all of the Jurassic Park movies and/or Godzilla

Do any of those sound interesting to you? And maybe you have a good suggestion for a mini-marathon (Think 2 to 3 movies).
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 02:10:56 AM »


Assassins of Youth / Reefer Madness

You haven't watch them yet and they are short ;D

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 02:25:17 AM »
 :laugh: OK Jimmy... they have been in my unwatched collection for many years... and this does seem like the perfect opportunity to get the watched. It won't be the first double feature I do... but I will get to them at some point this weekend.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 02:39:36 AM »
Mini-Theme #1:
Hercules TV Movies Triple Feature

I thought I would start this multi-marathon with the next couple of TV movies I need to watch that is in the first season set of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. I watched the first two back in October. Now I will be watching...

1. Hercules and the Circle of Fire
2. Hercules in the Underworld
3. Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 07:27:40 AM »
I personally like the sound of a Giant Lizard Triple Feature.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 08:53:15 AM »
I was thinking of having a Move Monster Marathon at some point, ive never heard of the Giant Lizard Triple Feature... I have "Post Apocalyptic" Triple Feature which contains large lizards though :p

Id like yo see your opinions on those two Prom Nights though.... I personally thought they were pretty bad.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 02:13:18 PM »
I was thinking of having a Move Monster Marathon at some point, ive never heard of the Giant Lizard Triple Feature... I have "Post Apocalyptic" Triple Feature which contains large lizards though :p

Id like yo see your opinions on those two Prom Nights though.... I personally thought they were pretty bad.

It isn't a particular release called "The Giant Lizard Triple Feature"... I meant I would create my own with the single release DVDs that I own.

I am sure I will get to the Prom Night ones... as I been wanting to watch them since I found out Nicole deBoer is in the last one.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010, 02:19:42 PM »

Title: Hercules and the Circle of Fire
Year: 1994
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 91 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Kevin Sorbo
Anthony Quinn
Tawny Kitaen
Kevin Atkinson
Stephanie Barrett

Plot:
All over the world, the fires are dying. The planet will become an icy wilderness. Mankind is threatened with extinction. At the heart of this fiendish plot lies Hera, Queen of the Gods and Hercules' implacable enemy, who has taken the eternal torch before it is extinguished. Many dangers lay in wait: an invincible giant, a treacherous wood sprite and the wrath and jealousy of his father: Zeus, king of the gods. But Hercules must not fail; if the Eternal Torch dies, all life dies with it.

Extras:
N/A

My Thoughts:
When I thought back to these TV movies I thought I remembered only really liking the first couple (Hercules and the Amazon Women & Hercules and the Lost Kingdom) but I was remembering that wrong... as I really did enjoy this one as well.... much more then I remembered. In this movie he meets Deianeira who we later find out becomes his wife.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 03:42:13 PM »

Title: Hercules in the Underworld
Year: 1994
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 91 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Kevin Sorbo
Anthony Quinn
Tawny Kitaen
Marlee Shelton
Cliff Curtis

Plot:
When a beautiful young girl asks Hercules to save her city from an abyss that has opened there leading straight to the Underworld, Hercules leaves his family to help her. But the evil centaur Nessus plants the seeds of jealousy in Deianeira's heart, driving her to kill herself in her despair. Now it is up to Hercules to leap into the abyss of death to rescue his wife and all mankind.

Extras:
N/A

My Thoughts:
And once again... my memory failed me as I did indeed enjoy this one just as much as the first one I watched today. I like how they did the underworld... and I liked the three headed dog. I am surprised how much I enjoyed these last couple as I could have sworn I didn't care for them as much the first time I watched them. Maybe I was just thinking the last one... which I am now about to find out.

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Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2010, 05:35:57 PM »

Title: Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur
Year: 1994
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Kevin Sorbo
Anthony Quinn
Tawny Kitaen
Michael Hurst
Anthony Ray Parker

Plot:
Hercules discovers he has a half-brother he never knew, but more importantly that Zeus was forced by his brother's evil behavior to punish him by changing him into a monster trapped in a maze. When some young men accidentally find their way into his lair, it's up to Hercules and Iolaus to save the day.

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My Thoughts:
This is the final TV movie from before the series started. I think part of what I don't care for in this one is the way the use clips from the previous movies after just recently watching them. I can see if it is most likely been a long time since you seen the other movies... but when it comes to watching on DVD in rapid succession it really takes away from the story. I would have much rather seen a full new story then this. I did enjoy the main story... it would have just been much better if they left out all the story telling (clips from previous movies),

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2010, 06:20:39 PM »
Next...
Just Say No Double Feature
This one is for you Jimmy... I have owned the next two movies for many years now... and never pulled up enough courage to watch them. These are two movies I got free in a classic 20 move (on 10 DVDs) boxset for subscribing to Total Movie Magazine. So the next two movies I will be watching are...

1. Assassins of Youth (1937)
2. Reefer Madness (1936)
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2010, 08:15:57 PM »
Hope you will like them ;D
Seriously I like them : Assassin of Youth is an exploitation classic and Reefer Madness is funny in a WTF way.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 08:51:25 PM »

Title: Assassins of Youth
Year: 1937
Director: Elmer Clifton
Rating: NR
Length: 73 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Luana Walters
Arthur Gardner
Dorothy Short
Earl Dwire

Plot:
A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers, not realizing that she is being framed by greedy relatives out to prevent her from getting an inheritance, and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends and save the clean and wholesome youth of the town from the horrors of marijuana addiction.

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My Thoughts:
What do I think about this movie? I really not sure. I think I found it kinda boring as I struggled to keep my attention on the movie at times. But at the same time I had to laugh at some of the things they said in this movie. Now I personally never even tried any type of drugs... I don't smoke (anything) and I don't drink. But even I know better then to link marijuana to murder! But hey... I did learn something... the easiest way to get a woman's clothes off is give her some marijuana!  :laugh: I swear some of the stuff they came out with is ridiculous... even to me! But at least it did seem like they tried to make a decent story. I think I have to give this one about a 2.5... I didn't really hate it... but it is not something I see myself watching often. No more then an average movie.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 09:55:04 PM »
Believe it or not, I never watched the Hercules series.  My Hercules was the movies starring Steve Reeves of the 1960s.  Is any cable channel showing this show now?  I doubt I'll ever buy it but if it were on TV, I might check it out.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2010, 11:13:16 PM »

Title: Reefer Madness
Year: 1936
Director: Louis Gasnier
Rating: NR
Length: 65 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Dorothy Short
Kenneth Craig
Lillian Miles
Dave O'Brien
Thelma White

Plot:
Propaganda film that relates the story, as told by high school principal Dr. Carroll to parents at a PTA meeting, of the scourge of marijuana. The tale revolves around Mae and Jack, accomplices in the distribution of marijuana, who manage to entice the local high school kids to stop by Mae's apartment to smoke reefer. The lives of all who are involved with this menace are inevitably shattered. One man becomes so addicted to the killer weed that the guilt over framing a teen for murder causes a judge to order him to be committed for life to a mental hospital! Dr. Carroll closes by advising us to not incur the same tragedy.

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My Thoughts:
This movie also had it's moments... but another one that I just find to be an average movie. Not something I can see myself watching often. Just don't think these movies is my thing. Unfortunately the copy of this movie that I have is in pretty bad shape. The bad video was pretty distracting.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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