Saturday, January 23, 2010

40/40 Day 23 Report

The only thing more fun than watching a triple feature of Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, and The Thing is watching the same three films with their hilarious John Carpenter/Kurt Russell commentary tracks. The only films missing were their first pairing, the Elvis TV biopic and Escape from LA.

Escape From New York remains a phenomenal dystopian action/adventure, Big Trouble in Little China is a martial arts action comedy years ahead of its time, and The Thing is one of the few remakes that manages to transcend the original.

Seeing them all on the big screen and in high definition was a treat, particularly in that our audience was a mix of people familiar with them and first-timers alike. Another great night in The Slaughtered Lamb.

On Deck: The zombies arrive to usher in the closing week of the 40 Years, 40 Movies series with Shaun of the Dead.

40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 23
Movies Watched: 33
Number of unique attendees: 21
Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 165

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