MST Club presents your fourth-annual "No Stress" Yuletide Special and Weirdness Marathon: Christmas in Space! Every Christmas for going on four years on now, those of us in MST Club have held what I call a "no-stress" marathon. A *real* marathon is an arduous ordeal, a harsh test of endurance. *Our* marathon, we don't care when you join us or when you leave. It's Christmas! For the two days in question, December 24 and 25, we'll be showing Christmas specials (both weird and good), MST Episodes, Rifftrax and other yuletide oddities, with some other things mixed in for leavening, in the MST Club cytube room. Watch with us and joke along in the chatroom, or leave us on in the background. Our aim is to be the amiable background radiation to your holiday season. This is the planning thread. [more inside]
The date for the Handmaid's Tale post is set - but what should we read next? [more inside]
We're doing a thing! NBA Fans who want to discuss the NBA Playoffs in 2016 on Metafilter, please join this
friendship Basketball Discussion Club and speak out about what format you'd like to see this discussion take place in. If we get enough members and people seem to want it, it will happen. If it don't we won't. Ball don't lie. [more inside]
RE: the new addition of SPROTS to Metafilter (Metatalk here), what is the best way to discuss the NBA Playoffs in a non-live-chat way? My vote would be: One thread per series, no updates, people discuss asynchronously. Thoughts? Feelings? [more inside]
What order should we read the Solar cycle in? What should the Schedule be? [more inside]
There's six Frank Herbert novels. I'm thinking monthly, but I'm up for tweaking that.
Netflix has a panoply of cheap schlocky movies. Sometimes these are good, and sometimes these are terrible. The idea would be to pick out 10 or so of these, put them into a randomizer, then then watch a randomly selected one on a bi-weekly basis. Would anyone else be interested in this?
I have rashly made a club for watching the eight documentaries that make up the Up Series: Up Series Club. If you're interested in watching twenty British children from all walks of life grow up and (hopefully) fulfill their potential. Then this club is for you. This talk post is for both planning viewing times and shamelessly promoting the club's existence.
Streaming options are starting to run a bit low on movies that fit directly. Here are a few proposed movies that stretch the definition a bit. Feedback is welcome. [more inside]
The plan was originally to watch Dark City tonight, but I had some stuff come up with work, and haven't had time to either watch the film or make the post. I should be able to do both tonight, and have the thread up tomorrow around this time. I've also been looking for new movies since I've bumped up the schedule from bi-weekly to weekly, so please post movies that you would like to see discussed here!
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?
I'm not sure if there's really any interest in this or not, but I'm having fun with it. If you have opinions about what you might like to see for the next film then feel free to post it here. My druthers are for Strange Days, first because it's great, and second because it's on streaming services.
The best film ever made, followed the following week by the remake of The Wicker Man, starring Nicolas Cage, which somehow manages to be terrible and wonderful at the same time. See you Monday. Summerisle, Summerisle, Summerisle, Summerisle.
Every Monday for the month of October we'll be discussing a film that incorporates fear, paranoia, or panic - or all three! It's trick-or-treats for adults, come join in. [more inside]
I got up to Season 1 Episode 4 and then got lazy/distracted and let things drop, so how do folks want to proceed from here? Is there enough interest to keep doing the rewatch? I know there are a ton of shows on FanFare right now. If the issue is low interest in Season 1 we could just skip to the finale or straight on to Season 2. Any thoughts on scheduling? Anybody interested in helping post?
Monday brings us the contemporary classic The Room, otherwise known as Oh hi. [more inside]