John Drew

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  1. No, I wouldn't adjust. The allowance makes sense, since we did start after the new year. I think we did the same thing with Top 25 Films on Memory, since that list wasn't compiled beginning in one year and concluding in another. I think the confusion may have come about because we started discussing possible topics in late 2016.
  2. Please take this with all the humor that's intended... Picking this topic kinda reminds me of Nancy Pelosi's infamous line about the Affordable Care Act - "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." The vagaries surrounding an exact definition of this topic seem to have opened up a lot of interpretations. I'm enjoying the variety of films I've seen nominated so far. Not all may conform to JP's definition, but perhaps to the nominators own personal experience. My own nominations have varied from darker themes to lighter fare.
  3. That was something I was a bit confused about, considering the way we did past lists. But then, most of our past lists nominations were begun towards the end of a year and continued into the following year - for example, nominations for horror began in 2010 and ended in 2011, so we excluded films that came out in 2010. Did we allow 2016 films because these nominations began in 2017?
  4. Title: The Truman Show Director: Peter Weir Year: 1998 Language: English IMDB Link: YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Title: Fearless Director: Peter Weir Year: 1993 Language: English IMDB Link: YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
  5. Title: Mulholland DriveDirector: David LynchYear: 2001Language: EnglishIMDB Link: Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
  6. Title: Blue VelvetDirector: David LynchYear: 1986Language: English IMDB Link: Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): Title: Punch-Drunk Love Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Year: 2002 Language: English IMDB Link: YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
  7. Yes... that Hannibal... as in Lecter... NBC has ordered 13 episodes from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, who is focusing the series on the early relationship of the good doctor and FBI profiler Will Graham. Story here.
  8. Escape From L.A. (1996) The Millennial Earthquake strikes Los Angeles on August 23, 2000, at 12:59pm.
  9. Cary Fukunaga, director of Sin Nombre and last year's Jane Eyre, has been attached to direct a 2 part adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Story from The Hollywood Reporter here.
  10. It's hard to tell whether he's speaking solely about Bv.S's financial success, or if he's speaking to artistic merit (which would still make him an idiot). FWIW, I put about as much stock in the ratings system of RT and Netflix as I do the ratings (and Top 250 list) I've seen for a decade or more over at IMDb, which isn't much stock at all. And, truth be told, I'm do not miss the forums on IMDb. Good riddance.
  11. 50 First Dates Opens on Nov 5th.
  12. Anthropoid (2016) Dec. 28th, 1941 - Date that Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis are dropped into Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. Dec 30th, 1941 - Jan and Jozef recruit Marie. Dec.31st, 1941 - Jan and Jozef recruit Lenka. May 27th, 1942 - The attempted assassination on Reinhard Heydrich takes place. June 4th, 1942 - Heydrich dies from wounds suffered during the attack of May 27th. June 17th, 1942 - The Morevec home is raided by the Gestapo. June 18th, 1942 - The 6 hour siege at the Karel Boromejsky Church takes place.
  13. I'm always intrigued when a birthday movie shows up.
  14. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
  15. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
  16. I may spend too much time looking for dates in movies (thanks to Ron Reed), and occasionally a date will appear that seems to nullify the need for an earlier scene. Case in point is a date that appears towards the last third of Captain Fantastic. The headstone for Viggo's wife reads July 15th, 2015, which questions the need for the earlier sequence where Viggo and family get pulled over by the state trooper on their way to her funeral, other than to get the filmmakers jab at Christians into the story. The only reason the state trooper boards the bus seems to be because of the presence of all the kids, which the trooper finds strange and questions why they aren't all in school. This leads to the pretty contemptible "whacko Christian" performance they put on to get the trooper off the bus, without answering his question directly. Of course, being the middle of summer, these kids wouldn't be in school.
  17. Based on that, I may just go see this tonight at the $3 movie palace.
  18. Straw Dogs (1971) Sept 17th - written on a placard in the town square (seen in the opening credits). Lenny (1974) Nov. 7th - birth of Lenny's daughter, Kitty. Oct 10th, 1961 - an arrest date Dec. 16th - date of a court continuance hearing. Aug 3rd, 1966 - Death of Lenny Bruce
  19. Is it just me, or does this strangely feel like one of those 1980's Roger Corman ALIEN knockoffs (Galaxy of Terror, Forbidden World, Creature, etc.) on steroids, rather than a continuation of the original?
  20. LION (2016) February 12, 2012 - title card near the end.
  21. My only fear is that getting rid of the message boards will lead more of the trolls to begin posting in the User Review section of IMDb, potentially leading to the dismantling of that portion of the site. I've used that section to discuss films with folks much more than the message boards.
  22. Let Me In (2010) March 8, 1983 - Opening scene in the hospital. There is a television at the nurses station which is showing Ronald Reagan deliver his "Evil Empire" speech to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida. The story then flashes back to two weeks earlier.
  23. Link to our thread for Rob Zombie's 2007 reboot. Normally, I would have just posted this in the thread linked above. But the names associated got my attention, so here we are. Is the world ready for a Halloween reboot from a couple of the guys behind Pineapple Express and Eastbound and Down? FWIW, here's a link to the announcement of the new reboot.