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THE SPIRIT OF '79

We talked about it, and considering the success and good run of the Spirit Of 99 Club, why not a Spirit Of 1979 club? Eh? Eh? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: The World Is Not Enough

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - British super-spy James Bond faces another adventure as he protects the heir to a oil empire while tracking down a terrorist who is immune to physical pain. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 25, 2014 - 14 comments

Movie: Go

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB – A checkout clerk in need of rent money gives drug dealing a try. A Vegas weekend goes awry. A pair of soap opera actors deal with legal and relationship issues. "You know what I like most about Christmas? The surprises." [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Dec 17, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Deep Blue Sea

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Dec 11, 2014 - 20 comments

Movie: The Cider House Rules

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 4, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: The Straight Story

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - 73 Year old Alvin Straight has heard his brother is dying and goes on a cross-country trip on his riding mower/tractor to pay his respects. But in true Lynchian fashion, there is more going on.... [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Ninth Gate

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Alternately hired and haunted by Satan-worshiping bibliophiles, ethically-challenged rare book appraiser Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) jaunts around Europe hoping to unravel the mystery surrounding the rarest, most Satanest book ever, The Nine Gates to the Kingdom of Shadows. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 21, 2014 - 25 comments

SPIRIT OF 99 PHASE TWO

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB is still going strong (natch) but I'd like to know where we're going. We need a new schedule and possibly a new person in charge (carsbonb did great work here). What have we learned and how should be proceed? What 1999 movies would you like to talk about?
posted by The Whelk on Nov 12, 2014 - 30 comments

Movie: All About My Mother

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Following the death of her son, Manuela goes to tell the sad news to her boy's father, who is living as a woman, amid a heartfelt encrustation of classic Hollywood tropes and references. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 12, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A documentary crew following a small town beauty contest discover that some people will do anything it takes to win. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 11, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Three Kings

SPIRIT OF 99 - March 1991. The war just ended. Kuwait has been liberated, President Bush has negotiated a ceasefire with barely any conflict, and there's thousands of US troops running roughshod over the Iraqi desert. Three (or so) of them venture off-base in search of a purported bunker full of Saddam's gold. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 6, 2014 - 9 comments

Movie: Election

THE SPIRIT OF 99 - a high school student rigs an election, and all hell breaks loose [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 3, 2014 - 31 comments

Movie: Eyes Wide Shut

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A New York doctor accuses his wife of infidelity, even just in her mind, and ends up on a series of strange, sexually threatening adventures through the city. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 30, 2014 - 17 comments

Movie: The Limey

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - An Ex-Con investigates his daughter's death and her involvement with a slick L.A mogul with ties to organized crime. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 27, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: The Blair Witch Project

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - Three young filmmakers go into the woods to shoot a documentary about the legend of a witch that haunts rural Maryland. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 22, 2014 - 32 comments

Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - In a kind of mashup of Shakespearean drama set in an American High School, a new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 21, 2014 - 16 comments

Movie: Summer Of Sam

SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - In the record-breaking heat of '77, a serial killer stalks NYC but the real danger may lie in your friends and neighbors. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 16, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Being John Malkovich

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - An out of work puppeteer takes a menial job in a office on the 7 1/2 floor only to find a door leading inside actor John Malkovich's head, then things get strange. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 14, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Ravenous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB + HORROR CLUB: Things aren't what they seem at this remote outpost in the American West around the time of the Mexican-American war and a new hire suspects claims of cannibalism have root in fact. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: The Iron Giant

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A robot from another world crashes in 1950s Maine and discovered by a young boy who must keep him hidden from a paranoid federal agent. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 2, 2014 - 27 comments

Movie: The Matrix

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A young tech worker in an anonymous city crosses paths with a group of armed outlaws who insist his reality is a computer simulation he must break free of to save them all. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 30, 2014 - 100 comments

Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB- A man is sent to find the wayward son of a wealthy family but soon realizes it may be better to impersonate him instead. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 24, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: Sleepy Hollow

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - Rational NYC detective is called to the moody village of Sleepy Hollow where the locals insist a recent spat of mysterious deaths are supernatural in origin [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 22, 2014 - 15 comments

A Year's Worth Of Movies?

The Spirit Of 99! 1999 was a supernaturally good year for movie releases and now the majority of them are easily available on streaming apps and sundry. Why not watch two smaller 1999 movies a week and see what, if any The Spirit Of 99 was? Suggestions to follow- [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 15, 2014 - 66 comments

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