Monday again, do you go to work or lay around watching movies? Today's selection is 1987's The Running Man, a story about a violent (and crooked) game show in the dystopian future. Stars Arnie, Richard Dawson, Maria Conchita Alonzo, Yaphet Kotto, and Jesse Ventura.
Monday, May 20th 2013 (4:14am)
Who says that Monday is the only day we can ignore work and watch an action flick?
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
Thursday, May 16th 2013 (12:40pm)
Another Monday, another choice before you: to go to work and be all responsible, or to lay around and watch movies all day. To help you choose, here's Geoffrey Wright's Romper Stomper, a tale of skinhead unrest in Australia. Stars Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, and John Brumpton. OI MAGOO.
Monday, May 13th 2013 (3:27am)
Stanley Kubrick's comic masterpiece. This segment has George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson and Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley (one of three roles that he played in the film)
Wednesday, May 8th 2013 (4:40am)
A new workweek is upon us, and the choice is once again before you - to go to work and be productive, or to lay around the house and watch movies. To help you choose, today's fare is the 1983 TV-movie Special Bulletin, a tale of domestic terrorism told as a series of news breaks in network programming. Stars Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, David Clennan, and Rosalind Cash.
Monday, May 6th 2013 (12:00am)
Monday! You gonna work or just lay around watching movies all day? To help you decide, here's Don Taylor's The Final Countdown, a great little time paradox flick involving a modern aircraft carrier and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Stars Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Charles Durning, James Farentino, and some classic laser effects.
Monday, Apr 29th 2013 (12:04am)
Another Monday, another choice - to work, or to watch. Today's diversion is Stuart Gordon's take on H. P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator, a campy yet grisly tale of one man's obsession to overcome brain death. Stars Bruce Abbot, Barbara Crampton, the incomparable Jeffrey Combs as the incomparable Herbert West, and bald comix artist Kim Deitch as a bald doctor.
Monday, Apr 22nd 2013 (12:02am)
Monday is upon us again, and once again, it's time to choose: be responsible and go to work, or lay around the house watching movies. To help you decide, today's offering is Roger Corman's wonderfully cheesy The Fantastic Four, starring Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, and Joseph Culp as a pretty good Dr. Doom.
Monday, Apr 15th 2013 (12:03am)
Another Monday, another choice - to be responsible and go to work, or to lay around the house and watch movies. This week's enticement to the dark side is Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a tale of dumb teens crossing paths with a seriously fucked up family of killer cannibals. Stars Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen, and Jim Siedow, and is narrated by a then-unknown John Larroquette. NOW CHOOSE.
Monday, Apr 8th 2013 (12:02am)
Another Monday, another difficult choice - to be responsible and go to work, or to blow the world off and spend the morning watching movies... specifically, Norman Jewison's 1975 ode to corporate sports Rollerball, starring the mighty James Caan, John Beck, Maud Adams, and John Houseman. Tough call. I don't envy your decision.
Monday, Apr 1st 2013 (12:03am)
Monday is upon us again, time to decide if you're going to be all responsible and go work, or blow it all off and watch movies instead. To help you choose, today's selection is Hal Needham's cross-country racing epic The Cannonball Run, starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, and about a zillion other famous folks. VROOM!
Monday, Mar 25th 2013 (5:06am)
Monday again - you can either go to work and earn a living, or lay around in a bathrobe and watch movies. To help you choose, here's Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox, the Citizen Kane of giant robot combat movies. Stars Gary Graham, Michael Alldredge, Jeffrey Combs, and the uber-smarmy Paul Koslo.
Monday, Mar 18th 2013 (12:05am)
Sure, you could reluctantly do the responsible thing and go to work today, or you could blow it all off and watch other people do the responsible thing - also reluctantly - in Sidney Lumet's timeless 1957 classic 12 Angry Men. Stars the incomparable Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, E. G. Marshall, and the late Jack Klugman.
Monday, Mar 11th 2013 (12:18am)
Sure, you could bounce out of the house this morning with a cup of sunshine and tackle the coming workweek with vigor and purpose... or you could just lay around in your underwear and watch the 1979 impact disaster extravaganza Meteor instead. Stars Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, the World Trade Center, and Peter Fonda as the President.
Monday, Mar 4th 2013 (12:03am)
How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school dropout and former video-store clerk, change the face of modern cinema? Mark Seal takes the director, his producers, and his cast back in time, to 1993.
Monday again - do you work, or do you just lay around all day watching movies? To help make up your mind, here's 1941, Spielberg's tale of war hysteria in California in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack that pulled the USA into WWII. Stars the legendary John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Matheson, Nancy Allen, and Slim Pickens as the great Hollis Wood.
Monday, Feb 25th 2013 (3:07am)
Another Monday, another moral dilemma - to do the responsible thing and go to work to earn a living, or to blow it all off and spend the morning with They Live, John Carpenter's tale of dawning awareness in the face of societal manipulation. Stars Rowdy Roddy Piper, Keith David, Peter Jason, and the freakishly blue-eyed Meg Foster.
Monday, Feb 18th 2013 (12:10am)
Sure, you could go back to work today... or you could blow your morning watching the second installment (and director's cut) of George Romero's zombie empire, 1978's Dawn of the Dead instead - a biting* commentary on American consumer culture and classic splatterfest starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross, and gore-effects wizard Tom Savini as filthy biker lunch.
* see what I did there?
Monday, Feb 11th 2013 (12:05am)
Monday is upon us again - you can either go to work, or blow off your morning to watch Fritz Lang's epic interpretations of Sigfried and Kriemhild's Revenge united as one film in Die Nibelungen. Shown in its entirety, complete with English titles and a haunting score by Gottfried Huppertz. Stars Paul Richter, Margarite Schon, Bernhard Goetzke, and an amazing (for its day) dragon that took over a dozen people to operate.
FFS, Monday again already? Just when the weekend really starts getting good you gotta go back to work again. OR! You could blow all that responsibility crap off and watch Heathers, Michael Lehmann's 1988 surreal tale of high school cliquery and angsty rebellious slaughter starring Wynona Rider, Christian Slater, Brenda, and Otho. Your call.
Monday, Jan 28th 2013 (12:03am)
Monday again, and the choice is before you - go back to work to slog out your meager living, or you can piss away your morning watching Peter Weir's The Mosquito Coast, a tale of an idealistic inventor who shuns civilization and wants to bring ice to the savage jungle. Stars Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, the late River Phoenix, and the thankfully-still-living Martha Plimpton.
Monday, Jan 14th 2013 (12:01am)
If you're like me, you've been on vacation since last year and are now facing the first work day of 2013. The choice before us is to either go on and earn a living, or to just fart around watching old movies. To assist you in this decision, I present Richard Lester's A Hard Day's Night, a little slice of life in 1964 with the Beatles and a bazillion screaming girls. Stars the Beatles, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, and Steptoe and Son's Wilfrid Brambell as Paul's troublemaking - but very clean - grandpa.
Monday, Jan 7th 2013 (12:06am)
Another bleary Monday morning, another choice before you: do the responsible thing and go to work, or blow it all off and watch Costner's The Postman - a long but rewarding post-apocalyptic parable on the value of communications - instead? Stars a rarely-watchable-but-pretty-good-in-this-one Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, and Giovanni Ribisi as the typical weasel he always plays.
Monday, Dec 24th 2012 (3:26am)
Monday rears its ugly head once again, prompting us to emerge from our weekend to face another week of firm nasal application to the metaphoric grindstone. Or, you could just blow all that responsibility hooey off and spend your morning watching Frank Coraci's The Waterboy, an entertaining romp through Adam Sandler's big book of formula comedy. Stars Canteen Boy, The Fonz, Snowman, and Annie Wilkes.
Monday, Dec 17th 2012 (12:07am)
Best beverage of all time?
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Django Unchained (2012)
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