We’ve kicked off an all-new feature thanks to our Patreon, but you can play along FREE for the next two weeks starting at 6PM Pacific (9PM Eastern)
[UPDATE: Our rocky first attempt is embedded below for all to enjoy. Next week, we’re going Back to the Future!]
What is the Monday Night Movie? Well, we’ve been making stuff for the web for almost a decade now and we’re always on the look out for new ways to experience the stuff we love together, as technology takes a big advantageous shit all over traditional avenues of entertainment. If someone told you millions of people would be watching others play video games 20 years ago, you probably would’ve spit Crystal Pepsi all up in their face.
The same could be said about a rinky-dink podcast operation supporting itself via movie commentaries! So Monday Night Movies is basically our attempt at marrying those two ideas. Let’s take the live, participatory element of video game live streams and combine them with commentating over new and classic movies we all love, maybe even hate, and/or are maybe just curious about and don’t want to watch alone. Plain and Simple: We want to watch a movie with you. Every week.
Okay, so obviously we can’t go and stream a movie on Twitch or YouTube, but these will essentially function the same as all our other movie commentaries, Rifftax, or any other unofficial movie commentaries you may’ve experienced. We’ll let you know a sync point, and then we’ll all start watching a movie at the exact same time. Chat feedback may be a bit delayed, but we’ll still be bringing the same dynamic fun and poop joke of a game stream to another activity we all love doing anyway. You know how Twitter lights up during season finales? MTM is like that without the time zone disparity and higher quality control! (Does anybody remember my attempt at this experience years ago with #LiveNimh via Twitter? Seriously, that was fun as hell.)
Will it work? Who knows! But I certainly think so… so during the next two weeks, we’ll be doing a bit of a “soft launch” and you can play along for FREE. Better still, all Patreon donors under the $5 tier will be receiving an MP3 commentary of the Monday Night Movie experience to enjoy at their leisure. All you need to do is procure a copy of the movie and have a computer with access to an internet connection. It’d be nice if you purchased it through our Amazon, but let us know if you need help finding “free options.”
THIS WEEK’S MOVIE
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
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With an all-new entry in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s murderous robot franchise coming soon, we’re headed back to the apex of the series originated by James Cameron. Look, I don’t have a nice way to say this: You should want to watch this movie. Like, all the time. We all have our doubts about the potential bigscreen fan fiction that is Terminator: Genisys, but you should always be in the mood to watch T2, and the timing is just a great excuse. C’mon, that kid from Salute Your Shorts is in it!
Don’t care for Terminator 2? Please don’t tell me! I already like you and this could seriously fracture things between us. But just so you know, next week’s totally FREE episode will be celebrating a certain film’s 30th anniversary. And it involves time travel. And it’s buried somewhere in this box.
We actually have a complete schedule made up of the movies we’ll be watching together, with a couple of slots open for wildcards, Patreon donors, and anything else happening in the zeitgeist. If you don’t want to participate in our Patreon, that’s cool (*hides seething resentment*) MTM movie commentaries will be available a la carte over on our Bandcamp page. But do you really want to miss out on reactions like these?
Again, we’re in the “soft launch” or testing phase. Part of our Patreon is helping keep our equipment up to date, AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT, our capture card has picked today to completely shit the bed. I’ll be working with tech support but come hell or high water, we’ll be watching the shit out of Terminator 2 at 6PM Pacific today and you should too.
Thanks again, everyone.