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Roll-the-Dice Recurring Movie Night

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Okay, here's the deal:

A few people have suggested that a friendly, low-planning, recurring movie night with viddles and laughs would be fun. In conversations, we couldn't decide which is better: truly good movies, or awful movies that are their own artform. So my gimmick is this..

For each night, I pick six movies. Three that most people consider "good", and three that are something like Sharknado, Chupacabra versus Mothman, whatever. Then, when everybody arrives, we roll the dice.

This will be:
-In Harrisonburg, at my house.
-Recurring
-Very informal
-May be canceled on short notice because my work schedule is "awesome".
-May be subject to extreme fits of unluckiness.

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First Run, here are the options, pending me being able to find these movies somewhere.


1) Highlander
An immortal from Scotland played by a Frenchman befriends an actual man from Scotland who is playing a Spanish-Egyptian and has to kill an American playing a Russian.
2) Dune '84
The killer husband from Desperate Housewives has to survive an attack on his new desert planet with help from Patrick Stewart.
3) Wargames
A computer hacker dials up an intelligent computer who tries to destroy the world with a dot-matrix printer.
4) Porco Rosso
A man is transformed into a pig and flies around an inland sea fighting air pirates and womanizing.
5) The Wizard
Kevin from the Wonder Years and an autistic kid star in a 1.5 hour commercial for Nintendo.
6) ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
A candy addicted alien lives in a woodshed and flips the bird at the government.

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DIRECTIONS

Take 33 eastbound out of Harrisonburg toward Elkton. Turn left on Indian Trail (about 3 miles). Go ~1 mile on Indian Trail. Just after it changes to 45 mph, take a right on Stella. Go to the T, hang a right onto Chad Ln. Go to the fence, take a left and go past my neighbor's garage into my driveway.

If you like backroads, from Augusta just take Keezletown (276) to 33, then pick up the directions from there. Call if you need directions.

[masked]


To clarify, I live *behind* the guy with the big garage.  It's a short driveway next to a fence; I've turned my front porchlights on.  There's a parking area with my truck facing uphill in the grass. 

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  • Wes D.

    Since I promised I would explain it "later..." and because I want people to read the book:

    In the Dune universe, there's a chemical called "Spice" that has two properties: it wards off old age indefinitely, and it gives some people prescience. The women with no hair were part of an order that had been doing selective breeding for a few thousand years to create a male who had perfect prescience. He was supposed to be the generation *after* Paul according to their charts, but the Duke screwed it all up.

    Since Spice was so expensive and awesome, the royal houses all controlled it for 10-year stints, and this movie takes place during the transition between two houses. The old house, the Baron produced a lot of spice because he didn't care how many people died. Everybody (including the emperor) was dreading the Atriedes taking over because they were nice, and nice doesn't produce product.

    There ya go : )

    3 · January 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, that clears up everything :)

      1 · January 19, 2014

    • Wes D.

      Its a deep fictional universe. I reread the original series every few years and get increased depth each time. Paul could see the future... or really, all possible futures and he tried to thread the needle towards the one that didn't up with humanity's extinction.

      January 19, 2014

  • Dan F.

    Excellent Food, Terrible movies! I had a blast.

    January 19, 2014

  • Tiffany

    had a great time watching a bad movie :-) The food and company were great...nice to meet so many new people!

    January 19, 2014

  • Jazz H.

    Had a great time! Looking forward to more of these nights. Porco rosso will be up sooner or later!! Hahaha anyway sorry had to leave early - I have to wake up early on Sundays :)

    1 · January 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Movie Time was so much fun!

      1 · January 19, 2014

    • Libby B.

      Had a great time as well! The movies were bad (what with that being the point and all :D) but the company was awesome and the food was delicious! Thanks Wes for hosting, that really is a beautiful and comfortable home you have there :) Thank you Shelly for the introducing us to Spaceteam Thanks to everyone who I'm came and made it such a good time :D

      January 19, 2014

  • Libby B.

    I had a really great time! Everyone was so nice and it was great getting to watch those movies with them. The event was held at Wes's home which was roomy and comfortable and just really beautiful and Wes was an excellent host! I'm already looking forward to the next event!

    January 19, 2014

  • Wes D.

    The answer was, unfortunately for everybody, Dune 1984. Thanks for everybody who showed and made delicious viddles! : )

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tiffany and I were thinking sushi for dinner - ok if I just bring a bottle of wine?

    January 17, 2014

    • Dan F.

      I loved that documentary. Making sushi at the same time sounds like a lot of fun to me.

      1 · January 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I roll sushi all the time! I could definitely help out with this :)

      1 · January 18, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Alyse has a cold and I started sniffling this morning so for everyone's sake we r goin to stay away. :(

    January 18, 2014

  • Vicki Lorraine D.

    I would love to come next time if this is recurring - already had plans for tonight. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Wes D.

    This is a Low Effort Food Related Event! i.e, potluck.

    2 · December 20, 2013

    • Jazz H.

      I'll bring dumplings

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Wes D.

      fantastic!

      January 18, 2014

  • JoelWB

    Rubber needs to be on list for next event!

    January 10, 2014

    • Andrea N.

      Use a D20 :)

      1 · January 13, 2014

    • Wes D.

      Thought about it, but I already have to make sure I have 6 movies ready to go on a moments notice from some source. Porco Rosso should be arriving on fresh new DVD tomorrow. Everything else is from a variety of sources....including newsgroups : /

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Andrea N.

    Darn it, I want to see quite a few of these. I will be at an SCA event watching people hack each other up with swords, which is basically Highlander, so if you watch that one think of me :)

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Wes D.

      There shall be more... so many movies!

      January 13, 2014

  • Katana S.

    Sorry something came up. But I hope to do it some other time. Sounds great

    January 12, 2014

  • Katana S.

    Oh yes! This sounds great

    January 12, 2014

  • Regan

    I'm saddened to say I can't come due to work schedule.

    January 9, 2014

    • Regan

      Maybe I'll take a 4 hour lunch break.

      1 · January 9, 2014

    • Wes D.

      We do every day. Systems team: lazy AND unproductive.

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Booya

    January 10, 2014

  • NIck S.

    I FOR LOVE TO WATCH PIGS FLY

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • Jazz H.

    OHMYGOSHIHOPEA4ISROLLED

    Also, I may have a visitor in town that weekend and I'm not sure if she is staying through Saturday night so I'm more like a MAYBE than a YES, but my spirit is definitely saying YES.

    3 · December 20, 2013

    • Wes D.

      Porco Rosso is one of my all-time favorites. I think we might have talked about that at the Roadhouse while everybody else was making fun of giant robot movies.

      2 · December 20, 2013

  • Libby B.

    Miyazaki and Gibli will most likely always be my first choice if they're an option but who doesn't love Highlander and I've never actually seen Wargames so any of those ftw.

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Regan

    I vote #4...load the dice!!!

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm always ready to watch highlander :)

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm always ready to watch highlander :)

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, Dune or Wargames..tough choice :) I have Undercover brother, if you'd like to add the Blacksploitation angle...

    1 · December 20, 2013

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