The Final Film!

Lent will end this year on Saturday, April 11. As is traditional, I will watch my fortieth film that night, ending at midnight. You are all invited to join me for wine, bread, and probably pizza. (Also, please plan to bring a bottle of wine with you and/or a couple bucks for pizza.)

There is simply the matter of which film to watch. I have gathered the five movies from last year’s poll that got votes but were not selected. Please help me make up my mind.

These are check boxes, so please mark whichever movies you’d come see, assuming I plan to watch that film on April 11. This also assumes you can be here on April 11, so Jackie, I know how much like voting, but it’s not helpful here.

28 thoughts on “The Final Film!

  1. wiccanmouse

    I have seen The Robe, the 10 Commandments and Ben-Hur. I personally don’t like the Robe. Its got some good parts, and Ceasar is a little rodent…so thats fun to watch. I’d vote for Ben-Hur if I was going to be there. Famous Chariot Race.

          1. wiccanmouse

            nope, not drunk. Not sure how hard it is to follow simple directions “Tell Ryan my Dad votes for ben hur and recommends Jesus of Montreal”

        1. volus

          Well, to be fair, most Jesus/bible movies are slow, plodding and boring. But what I do know is that I was able to actually sit through all of The Ten Commandments at one point, but I couldn’t get halfway through The Robe without wanting to crucify myself.

          What confuses me is that if you weren’t responsible for making me try to watch it the first time, who was it?

          1. volus

            Hmm. I don’t recall being any less present than I ever am.

            I certainly admit that I love hyperbole more than anything else in the whole world, but I am amused that you openly admit to being unable to get through it the first time it was on. I can only assume that you are the person with whom I shared agonized groans and/or merciless mockery every time the subject of The Robe has come up since.

            So, unless you’re trying to argue that all Jesus movies are equally intolerable (a defendable position), then this conversation leaves me a touch confused.

      1. volus

        “Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus’ homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.”

        I don’t know why it’s so terrible. You’d have to ask the writer and director why they chose to make such a terrible, shitty, terrible movie instead of something that anyone, anywhere might have the slightest interest in sitting through.

        1. yampowered

          Well, whatever – that sounds pretty funny-retarded to me. You know, like Mommie Dearest or something!

          Also, Ryan, I’ma get all my sockpuppet journals and vote the crap outta this poll. See how you like that, Mr. Poll Gestapo!

          1. MacCrocodile Post author

            Hell, I remember a time when, on an early Saturday morning, I was able to talk to one person next door and convince him to break a tie before the community moderator (who was also next door) closed the poll.

          2. MacCrocodile Post author

            I do wish you wouldn’t. Or that, if you do, you at least spread it out evenly so as not to affect the outcome.

            Or, to be more blunt, fuck with my poll, and I’ll motherfuckin’ cut you.

          3. yampowered

            and I’ll motherfuckin’ cut you.

            Ya know, you always saaaay stuff like that, and it never happens. So what ever, boy who cried punchr!

          4. MacCrocodile Post author

            Re: and I’ll motherfuckin’ cut you.

            I swear, as soon as I get a contact in Colorado Springs and the money to pay them, you’re getting punchred professionally.

          5. MacCrocodile Post author

            Re: and I’ll motherfuckin’ cut you.

            Well, shit. Now I have to find a punchrer in Denver and the money for his travel expenses.

          6. yampowered

            Pueblo:Colorado Springs::Tacoma:Seattle

            You’ll have better luck finding someone in Pueblo! They’re more desperate (and smellier) there!

          7. volus

            Re: and I’ll motherfuckin’ cut you.

            wiccanmouse might do it for free, just to have something to do on a weekend…

  2. keleighbel

    i dont really care as i have only seen the old commandments. i will be there regardless.

    but i was wondering if there are any other random obsecure movies, like the one we watched last year. yay jesus christ the vampire slayer! that was awesome.


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