Logan’s Run was a last-minute emergency pick, but that doesn’t mean that we liked it any less. We decide that we should pull a movie out of a hat at random for future quandaries. Trust us on this one: Indianapolis is not a great city. Did anyone else go to school-sponsored skating parties in elementary school? No one? Okay. Capricorn 15′s. Year of the city – 2274. Carousel begins.
With a headline that screams horror movie, Wake in Fright really has more in common with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – if it were set in Australia. It makes us thirsty. For beer. What’s the matter with him? He’d rather talk to a woman than drink?
Damn these technical issues! If you can ignore intermittent microphone problems, you might have a chance to hear us discussing Gattaca with a fervor probably undeserving. There shouldn’t be this much to argue about. Then it’s time to discuss something extremely important – the inaugural Movie Night™ awards. For future reference, right-handed men don’t hold it with their left. Just one of those things.
Let’s Blow-Up! The consensus is that while it’s not an explosive piece of great cinema, it has some good moments (but definitely, definitely too long.) We quickly kill the idea of a Movie Night™ theme song, although who really knows if it’ll stick? Then it’s off to the philosophical races – one man’s fear that he’ll never see all the movies he needs to in his lifetime. Bee rampages and kindergarten twice. Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.
The Last Boy Scout is the quintessential Movie Night™ pick, the type of film that can only be watched in a group while drinking. We then wonder why we don’t hate Bruce Willis – I mean, we should, right? Look at that crisp, white T-shirt. Finally, we get down to the rather involved story of a member breaking into a local cathedral. She’s so fat I had to roll her in flour and look for the wet spot.