Monday Night Movie Club #1 “Batman Movies”

Today I am starting a Movie club. I’ll post a movie category and it is up to you to watch one or more movies from it during the week. When I post the next week’s post you will be able to post your reviews of the movies that you watched. So no reviews under today’s post, but you can make movie category suggestions this week. There is a limit of 200 words(max) per review, this should keep them short enough. If you think you need spoiler alerts you can use them. I think this will be fun and it will also give everyone more insight as to what movies to try and watch.

3 Responses to Monday Night Movie Club #1 “Batman Movies”

  1. A new contest and a new blog category both on Mondays. Busy, busy! Yes, Mondays are my busiest. So busy that I can’t wait to get back to work on Tuesday so I can catch up! Or, as Billy Joel would say, “Workin’ too hard can give you a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack.”

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to Movie Club. I already know which Batman movie I’m going to review. Every babysitter’s favorite, Batman (1966)!

    The HeroMachine demographic is roughly 12 to 600 years old and spans six continents, four galaxies, and several alternate realities. So, we have to keep it fresh somehow. What might be “classic” to someone is going to be new to others.

    Suggestions for after Batman:
    1. “Mash-ups” and “cross-genre” movies. Specifically those that are apparent right from the movie’s title. For example:
    a. Planet of the Vampires (Science-fiction and horror)
    b. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Comedy and science-fiction)
    c. Dracula versus Frankenstein

    2. “Send-up” comedies. Well, pretty much any Mel Brooks movie:
    a. Blazing Saddles
    b. Spaceballs
    c. Young Frankenstein
    d. Airplane! (produced by the Abrahams/Zucker not Brooks)

    3. Low-budget knockoffs:
    a. Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies instead of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    b. American Battleship instead of Battleship

    4. Straight-to-DVD. This works best with Blue Moon Productions and unending sequels such as Darkman and Chucky.

  2. I think this is a great idea, though I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to commit to it. But then again, there’s always time for great movies…

    Category suggestions:
    Science Fiction
    Fantasy
    Superhero
    Mystery/Film Noir/Courtroom Drama, etc.
    Book Adaptations
    Stage Adaptations
    Adapted from a cartoon or TV show (i.e. Looney Tunes movies)
    Epic (i.e. Ben Hur, and other movies with casts of thousands)
    Action
    Comedy
    Horror
    Western
    Classic Films
    Musical
    Children’s/Family
    Movies from a certain maker (i.e. Disney, Warner Bros, etc)

    (Can you tell I love this subject? :) )

  3. I love this idea. I can’t guarantee participation for time issues, but I will when I can.