March 18, 2007


029: Zardoz

The triumphant return of the Cinema Ahh*Some website! Do we need a website? Probably not, but it's fun! Anyway, we are watching Zardoz tonight. Here are the details and a post so you can comment to your heart's content.

When: Sunday, March 18th 7:00pm
Where: Matt's Place
Film: Zardoz

Netflix Description: In this cult favorite from John Boorman (Beyond Rangoon), 23rd century society is split into two castes -- the overly civilized Eternals and the barely civilized Brutals -- one of which is constantly controlling the other. The Brutals worship a huge stone figure known as Zardoz. When Zed (Sean Connery) begins to question the authenticity of this god, the film is able to offer some pointed commentary on class structure and religion.

Um...yeah! Also worth noting, John Boorman directed this between Deliverance and Exorcist II: The Heretic. He must have been going through a strange time. That or he did a crapload of drugs in the 70s.

Posted by Matt J. at 5:29PM on 03/18/07 in 029: Zardoz, Announcements | Comments (0)

August 12, 2005

Ginger Snaps/Killer Klowns from Outer Space

018: Ginger Snaps/Killer Klowns

Yes, my friends. It is a double feature. I think most horror films need to seen in pairs. Granted, these two don't really fit together, but we needed something silly to soften the blow of the potentially scary first film. Anyway, here is what you need to know...

When: Sunday, August 14th at 6:15pm
Where: Jen's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film #1: Ginger Snaps (2000) [ Description]
Film #2: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) [ Description]

Posted by Matt J. at 2:46PM on 08/12/05 in 018: Ginger Snaps/Killer Klowns, Announcements | Comments (0)

Side Street

017: Side Street

We watched this a few weeks ago. It ruled. Thanks to Adriene and John.

When: Sunday, July 24th at 7pm
Where: Matt's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: Side Street (1950) [Plot Summary]

Posted by Matt J. at 2:41PM on 08/12/05 in 017: Side Street, Announcements | Comments (0)

May 24, 2005

Happy 1st Birthday!

Site News

That's right, as of May 14th, Cinema Ahh*Some has been around for a year. In that time, we watched 15 films, which isn't bad for our first year. This time, let's shoot for 20.

Let's use this post as a place to leave suggestions for the next year. I'm fairly sure all the regulars have suggested a film at this point, so a groupthink should do the trick. Oh, and it'd be fun to get some fresh blood involved. If you know of anyone who might want to come, lemme know and I'll throw them on the mailing list.

Anyway, yay for us! Happy birthday!

Posted by Matt J. at 5:00PM on 05/24/05 in Site News | Comments (2)

Revolutionary Girl Utena

016: Revolutionary Girl Utena

Anime, or Japanese animation, is the name of the game this week. Our dearest
Fiona chose this one and I trust her taste, especially since my knowledge of
anime is weak, at best. Have you guys heard of Akira? It's pretty underground,
apparently. Anyway, if you want to give anime a shot or if you like huge,
animated pupils then I'll see you on Friday.

When: Friday, May 27th at 7pm
Where: Jen's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: Revolutionary Girl Utena (1999) [ Description]

Posted by Matt J. at 4:49PM on 05/24/05 in 016: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Announcements | Comments (3)

May 16, 2005

You're funny, what's your deal?

015: What's Up Doc?

In the comments from this post, Jen notes the whereabouts of Kenneth Mars, the actor who played Hugh.

kenneth mars (who played the hair tossing plagiarist Hugh Simon) primarily does voiceover work. including for: the various Land Before Time cartoons, something called Teddy Bears' Picnic, The Jetsons, and as the voice of Triton in The Little Mermaid!

We were also curious about the actor who played Judge Maxwell, Liam Dunn. Karen suspected he was a washed-up star getting his last hurrah. Good guess, but nope. It turns out the only movie had done before this was Catch-22, and that was a small role. He is most remembered for his role as Rev. Johnson in Blazing Saddles.

Oh, and since I loved Frederick Larrabee, played by Austin Pendleton, I thought I'd show you that he's still quite alive and quite busy. His newest project is Dirty Work, which has no relation to the hilarious film starring Norm McDonald. Oh, and he was in Christmas with the Kranks.

Any other good info on the other players?

Posted by Matt J. at 12:17PM on 05/16/05 in 015: What's Up Doc? | Comments (1)

May 13, 2005

What's Up Doc?

015: What's Up Doc?

Who likes screwball comedies? I knew it, you all do! To appease the masses,
Jori has chosen one for you. Let us all praise her with gratitude. Done?
Good. Here are the details for this week's filmarino.

When: Sunday, May 15th at 7:30pm
Where: Matt's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: What's Up Doc? (1972) [Amazon Description]

Posted by Matt J. at 5:00PM on 05/13/05 in 015: What's Up Doc?, Announcements | Comments (7)


014: Dig!

We watched Dig! on May 1st. I just wanted to document that it went down.

People liked it. Leave comments about it if you wanna talk about it at all.

Posted by Matt J. at 4:52PM on 05/13/05 in 014: Dig!, Announcements | Comments (2)

March 31, 2005

Catching Up with Juliet and Pauline

012: Heavenly Creatures

The stars of Heavenly Creatures were two troubled souls. The act they performed in the movie made the "based on real events" tag much more intriguing. Like so many other people who see movies based on reality, I looked up Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker.

The first thing I found was that Juliet is now Anne Perry, a famous novelist. According to Wikipedia, "After serving several years in prison in New Zealand, Juliet was released. She returned to England, where she became a flight attendant. She eventually settled in the United States, where she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She later settled in Scotland." Way to make a life for yourself.

Pauline Parker became Hilary Nathan, and runs a children's riding school. That website, whatever it is, explained, "Pauline Parker is now running a children's riding school at Hoo, near Rochester, Kent, under the name of Hilary Nathan. She studied at Auckland University, graduating with a BA before training as a librarian and moving to Britain in 1965. She settled in Kent, retrained as a teacher, and taught mentally handicapped children at Abbey Court special school in Strood until her retirement three years ago, by which time she had become deputy headmistress."

Thank you internet, for updating us on these girls' lives. Another interesting tidbit is that Kate Winslet is now a famous actor. Honest!

Posted by Matt J. at 10:16PM on 03/31/05 in 012: Heavenly Creatures | Comments (3)


013: Candy

Internally, I'm going to start referring to this movie as Candy: The Night That Never Was. Truth is, we tried to screen this two months ago and my DVD player broke. Sorry Megan, I know it took months for you to choose this movie. We're making up for it by giving it another go. This time, I've got a backup plan in case things go awry.

Candy is erotic satire, apparently. It was adopted from Terry Southern's novel, which is based on Voltaire's Candide. The book was a much greater success than the film, which is fine by me as I prefer my erotic satire to be accompanied by a thumpin' soundtrack. And now, here are the deets.

When: Friday, April 8th at 7pm
Where: Matt's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: Candy (1968) [ Description]

Posted by Matt J. at 9:57PM on 03/31/05 in 013: Candy, Announcements | Comments (0)

Heavenly Creatures

012: Heavenly Creatures

We already watched this movie, but I wanted to add it for posterity's sake and so we'll have a category to discuss it in. Here for the details of the event.

When: Sunday, March 27th at 7pm (movie at 7:30)
Where: Jen's place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: Heavenly Creatures (1994) [ Description]

Posted by Matt J. at 9:40PM on 03/31/05 in 012: Heavenly Creatures, Announcements | Comments (0)

We're Still Alive, Honest!

Site News

Just thought I'd let you know that we didn't go away, we just took a break. We're back now and with a furry. Last week we got to together and we're getting together again on Sunday. If you click on those links they'll take you to the two relevant events.

Good times.

Posted by Matt J. at 9:33PM on 03/31/05 in Site News | Comments (1)

January 11, 2005

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

011: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Finally, Cinema Ahh*Some is back. We took a little siesta over the last couple months, but we've returned with renewed vigor. Before I introduce this week's film, I wanted to tell you that we're moving our get-togethers to Fridays. It seems as though it might provide a better turn out. If that doesn't work, then we might give Sunday a shot. We'll play it by ear.

Now, the film we'll be watching is Pedro Almodovar's Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!  After seeing Bad Education and loving it, I decided to dip into his back catalogue. So, if you are a fan of any of his other movies, or haven't seen this one in years, you'll be in for a treat (I think).  Here are all the details.

When: Friday, January 15th at 7pm (movie at 7:30)
Where: Matt's Place
RSVP: To Matt via email
Film: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) [ Description]

Keep in mind, if you are interested in coming but you haven't been before, you should sign up for our email list, which gives more information (like addresses and contact info). Or, you can just contact us for more info.

Posted by Matt J. at 11:31PM on 01/11/05 in 011: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Announcements | Comments (0)

oh, pedro

i hope everyone is getting geared up for watching Tie Me Up Tie Me Down on Friday. i'm excited to watch yet another film with the wonderful Victoria Abril.

and if you haven't seen Bad Education, run!

Posted by Jen L. at 4:55PM on 01/11/05 in | Comments (0)

December 09, 2004

Finding Neverland at AMC 25

Field Trips

Tonight, Cinema Ahh*Some will have its inaugural field trip. Every now and then, we'll be going out to the movies instead of staying in. So, this week we'll be going to see Finding Neverland at the AMC 25 in Times Square.

We're going tonight to the 7:20 showing. If you'd like to join, we'll be meeting at 7:10 inside the first set of doors. Theater is on the South side of 42nd St. just East of 8th Ave.

See you there!

Posted by Matt J. at 11:30AM on 12/09/04 in Field Trips | Comments (0)