See what’s in store, and let’s pick what movie we all stream for free. And your chance to pick which movie is FREE for all. VOTE OR DIE!
Ya’ll heard about the Monday Night Movie? It’s the new Laser Time weekly feature where we watch a moviw with you, or vice versa, and we’ve done it for free with Terminator 2 and Back to the Future. After that, we’ve kept it exclusive to Patreon donors at the $5 level, because in all fairness, they’re the one’s making this all possible. Here’s August’s schedule below, but keep reading! I’d like to talk about something. Here’s a previous MTM sample: Back to the Future!
It’s simple. You find your own copy of the movie (Netflix, Amazon, Bit Torrent, whatever), we sync our viewing time table with yours, BANG: We all watch a movie, good or bad, together. Better still, we all chime in together, not unlike how the world streams those goddamn vidjagames. The best experience I’ve had so far was Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. I hate that fucking movie. Those were 2+ hours I was absolutely dreading. But of course, I knew it was mandatory viewing before Episode VII… so why not watch it with my friends? Watching it with Monday Night Movies was fucking transcendent. Obviously, I was reminded of why it sucks so very hard, but more importantly, I didn’t stop smiling the entire time.
And it’s that kind of experience I don’t want to leave locked exclusively behind a paywall. Obviously, we’d like to entice you donate to our Patreon. It helps us eat, keep up our hosting, and keep our A/V equipment up to date, among other things. I thought it would be encouraging to show non-Patrons what we’re up to this month, but also to offer up ONE MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE FREE this month. Just the live video stream, just to see what it’s like. And since August is giving us more Monday’s than ever, why not now?!
Without further adieu, here’s August’s Monday Night Movie schedule. (Generally we begin each film somewhere between 6-6:30PM Pacific Time. An MP3 commentary is later made available to Patreon donors.)
FANTASTIC FOUR – August 3rd
You think this year’s Fantastic Four is a shitshow? Yeah, well… that looks to be the case, but the 2005 version was pretty shitty too. This MTM has already concluded so you can’t really participate, however, the MP3 commentary is available forever for Patrons at the $5 level.
COMMUNITY CHOICE – August 10
UPDATE: PEE-WEE IS OUR WINNER!
We wanted to give higher-level Patrons to pick which film we watch, and we’re launching that feature in August. So far it looks like a three way race between They Live (RIP Roddy Piper), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Happy 30th Anniversary P-Dub!), and Mission Impossible 1 (happy belated 20th, the new M:I is apparently pretty good, it’s on Netflix so it’s an easy find.) We’ll see how this shakes out. Either way, don’t worry about it, this is not what you’re voting on and I must remain impartial… GO PEE-WEE HERMAN!
MORTAL KOMBAT – August 17
Happy Birthday, MK! Yes, this wonderful indie Outworldian love story… I’m sorry, it’s been two decades an I have literally no recollection of a single thing that happens in this film I think I remember Goro… or maybe the Highlander playing Raiden? Whatever, let’s all catch up together.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE – August 24th
Happy 20th Anniversary, bigscreen Morphin Time! As some of you remember from our Power Rangers Rip-offs episode, the Power Rangers, as we westerners know them, consisted of largely Japanese Super Sentai Something costumed footage incorporated with newly shot English speaking scenes set in Angel Grove. However, the Power Rangers phenomenon was so massive, a movie had to be made and this was Hollywood’s first shot at directing the Mighty Morphin action. If I remember correctly, the result is far more embarrassing than what Japan pulled off with a modest television budget and I cannot wait to revisit this thing.
STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES – August 31st
Each month before the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens the Monday Night Movie is dedicated to showing a Star Wars movie. Again, I haven’t watched the prequels in year and there’s been talk that Clones might hold up even worse than Phantom Menace. I hope that’s not the case, but it’s important to be thorough when preparing for Ep 7, so with Ep 1 & 2 out of the way, at least it’s much smoother sailing from then on.
There you have it. So the big question is:
WHICH MOVIE DO YOU WANT US TO STREAM FOR FREE?!
Answer in the comments below. The one with the most votes we’ll stream LIVE this August for everyone, with or without Patreon. Love ya!