The Monday Night Movie January Schedule

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Out with the old and in with the new – well, actually we’ll still be watching old movies in the new year. And you can watch alongside us!

Whew, how’s everyone doing? Did you survive the holidays? Eat too much/party too hard during the end of January? Well, it’s time to get back to real life, and we’ve got some new Monday Night Movies to help you adjust! For the uninitiated, much like the freebies we did for Terminator 2, Back to The Future, and Power Rangers: The Movie, we select a different film each week and live stream our fan commentary every Monday at 6PM Pacific, exclusively for Laser Time Patreon members who pledge as little as $5 a month, BTW, that paltry $5 a month also nets you a bonus weekly podcast, the first season of Talking Simpsons, and much, much more, so why not treat yourself?

The LT crew is getting back into the swing of things with a trio of classic films, all of which are themed for the biggest media moments for January. Just take a look…ReservoirDogs

RESERVOIR DOGS – January 4th
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Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, The Hateful Eight, is a hell of a drama about violent men doing horrendous things to each other, and the same could be said for his directorial debut. Reservoir Dogs is one of my all-time favorites, with the fantastic dialogue, dense character work, and moral conundrums you come to expect from QT’s movies. This one is even on Netflix (in the US anyway), so if you miss out, we’ll be playing the world’s smallest violin for you.

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FOLLOW THAT BIRD – January 11th
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Sesame Street has moved its newest episodes to HBO – take that, government spenders – and so kids will be following Big Bird to premium cable. That of course reminds us of the underrated film that represented another major move from public broadcasting, so we’re going to watch the ’80s gem Follow That Bird. It’s one of Antista’s favorite films to watch with medicinal substances, though you don’t need them to enjoy watching this along with us.

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X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE – January 18th
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The truth is out there, and this month features Scully and Mulder’s return to TV in a six episode limited series. It makes us want to revisit their 1998 film debut in Fight The Future. Sure, some X-fans enjoy this more than others. And sure, their would be kiss was a total tease, and Scully is asleep for half the movie, but there’s a lot to enjoy in Fight The Future, as you’ll find out by watching it with us.

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COMMUNITY CHOICE – January 25th

Just as we did all the other months, we’re doing the usual community choice, and with no guidelines either. Any Laser Time Patrons in the $10 tier will be able to suggest a film, then we’ll vote on the top 3 choices! Pretty simple, huh? And hey, if you guys want to start hashing it out now, why not do it in the comments?

THIS IS OUR PATREON!

We’re getting off to great start in 2016, aren’t we? Don’t forget, all you need to join us on Monday Night Movie is to own a copy of the movie (shopping through our Amazon links helps us, though there are always *wink* “alternative methods”), have a stable internet connection, and donate to our Patreon at the $5 level. Just to have it all clear in bold text…

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES begin every MONDAY @ 6:00 PM PACIFIC TIME (unless stated otherwise) exclusively for Patreon members at the $5 level

8 thoughts on “The Monday Night Movie January Schedule

  1. I’ve been rewatching the X-Files sporadically since the summer so I’ll happily check the movie out again with you guys. The three or so times of seen it left me really enjoying it so hopefully that doesn’t change.

  2. Loving this list but we need more bad films in Monday Night Movies so I’m suggesting Robocop 3. Robocop 3 is too much of a boy for Crazy Town, too crazy for Boy Town. It lacks the 1st films intelligence and has none of the sequel’s over the top silly fun, but there is Rip Torn so.

  3. Damn, after having seen almost every MNM film before, we suddenly come to two in a row that I haven’t seen! I know a Sesame Street film will be lovable, but will I be able to enjoy the X-Files film despite not having seen a single episode of the show? Or is it entertaining on its own merits?

    1. I think it was intended to be able to be seen by a wider audience so it somewhat explains what it needs to about the canon, but having only seen it as a fan, I’m not sure how well of an intro it actually is.

  4. My community choice would be an animated film, Titan AE. This was released in 2000, and I am interested to hear the crew’s thoughts on the film.

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