1979

Films from 1979. Focus on American films but the scope can extend to world-wide.

Posts for this club should be tagged: 1979_club.

January 8

Movie: The Black Hole

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:53 PM - 29 comments

December 16

Movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Come on, we're getting the band back together! (Oh sorry, wrong movie...) An alien cloud nears Earth, and only Kirk and the Enterprise can stop it. Shatner chews the scenery somewhat less than usual, and the cast spends a lot of time staring at impressive special effects. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:09 PM - 32 comments

December 10

Movie: Tim

Tim is a 1979 Australian romantic drama, written and directed by Michael Pate, based on the 1974 novel by Colleen McCullough. A middle-class American woman, played by Piper Laurie, employs a developmentally impaired 24-year-old gardener (Mel Gibson). [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:40 PM - 1 comment

December 7

Movie: Kramer vs. Kramer

Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:44 PM - 3 comments

December 3

Movie: The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well... [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:47 PM - 2 comments

November 28

Movie: Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock 'n' roll kids plot to take down their school's fascist administration with a little help from the Ramones. Streaming video available for the moment only on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants at 6:35 AM - 1 comment

November 22

Movie: Time After Time

H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:53 PM - 10 comments

November 18

1979 film club - more movies added (also: hello)

The 1979 film club is a thing! [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:37 PM - 5 comments

November 17

Movie: Manhattan

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:51 PM - 4 comments

November 14

Movie: Breaking Away

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:34 AM - 7 comments

November 13

Welcome to the 1979 film club

Posts will be infrequent, volunteer contributions welcome. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:22 PM - 8 comments

January 28

Movie: Alien

Space truckers get in trouble. The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. (imdb) [more inside]
posted by valkane at 8:10 PM - 19 comments

September 6

Movie: Rocky II

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 12:58 PM - 3 comments