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Post by OldAle1 » June 27th, 2020, 6:11 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
Take a look at this guy's filmography:

https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?explo ... type=movie

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 27th, 2020, 8:11 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 6:11 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
Take a look at this guy's filmography:

https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch/?explo ... type=movie
:lol: That's exactly who I was thinking of but I could not recall his name. I watched 12 of his films a couple of years ago when the low-rated challenge was held for the first time and I don't really feel the need to revisit any of them. On the plus side, at around 70-75 minutes they are shortish. On the negative side, they will feel much, much longer!

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Post by allisoncm » June 27th, 2020, 9:14 pm

Brett Kelly. I never laughed so hard at some of those titles. Some of those ideas sound really good, but I guess the execution seems a bit iffy.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2020, 2:27 am

hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
You'd be surprised. There's at least a handful you could probably dig a few triples out of. :D

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Post by OldAle1 » June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am

flavo5000 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:27 am
hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
You'd be surprised. There's at least a handful you could probably dig a few triples out of. :D
Yeah, let's face it, Canada has long been one of the places known for cheapo exploitation fare, and it certainly has had some homegrown practitioners of the art. Lots and lots of bad slasher films from the 80s, sex comedies from the 70s, etc. It ain't all Maddin, Cronenberg, Egoyan and Arcand up there in the Great White North you hosers.

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Post by hurluberlu » June 28th, 2020, 8:24 am

OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am
flavo5000 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:27 am
hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
You'd be surprised. There's at least a handful you could probably dig a few triples out of. :D
It ain't all Maddin, Cronenberg, Egoyan and Arcand up there in the Great White North you hosers.
No ? :sweat:
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Post by Fergenaprido » June 28th, 2020, 10:16 am

sol wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:21 pm
zzzorf wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:04 am
I would be fine doing the low-rating if noone is more interested/has more free time
Thanks, zzzorf. By the way, Ferg replied to my PM and said that he's fine to host again but also fine if somebody else wants to take up the reigns.

Any other Canadians keen on hosting out there? :shifty:
I'll commit to hosting the Canadian challenge. I've been thinking of some side challenge over the weekend too, so now I'm kind of excited to host it.

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Post by sol » June 28th, 2020, 11:26 am

Fergenaprido wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 10:16 am
sol wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:21 pm
zzzorf wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 7:04 am
I would be fine doing the low-rating if noone is more interested/has more free time
Thanks, zzzorf. By the way, Ferg replied to my PM and said that he's fine to host again but also fine if somebody else wants to take up the reigns.

Any other Canadians keen on hosting out there? :shifty:
I'll commit to hosting the Canadian challenge. I've been thinking of some side challenge over the weekend too, so now I'm kind of excited to host it.
:banana: Looking forward to it.

By the way, I would love a Unique Directors bonus challenge to counteract the Run the Director Challenge, but I guess that might be a bit hard to administer unless you rely on us to self-report.
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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2020, 12:09 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am
flavo5000 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:27 am
hurluberlu wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Curious to see who will dare triple... If you can find that one lousy Canadian director...
You'd be surprised. There's at least a handful you could probably dig a few triples out of. :D
Yeah, let's face it, Canada has long been one of the places known for cheapo exploitation fare, and it certainly has had some homegrown practitioners of the art. Lots and lots of bad slasher films from the 80s, sex comedies from the 70s, etc. It ain't all Maddin, Cronenberg, Egoyan and Arcand up there in the Great White North you hosers.
Yea, and actually there are also some bad films by more well-regarded directors that would count as well. Egoyan for instance has a couple of skeletons in his closet from the look of it.

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Post by frbrown » June 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am
Lots and lots of bad slasher films from the 80s, sex comedies from the 70s
Sounds promising. Any recommendations?

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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2020, 6:07 pm

frbrown wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am
Lots and lots of bad slasher films from the 80s, sex comedies from the 70s
Sounds promising. Any recommendations?
Probably the most well-known Canadian slashers are the Prom Night series, My Bloody Valentine and the slasher that birthed a thousand slashers Black Christmas. If you want to dig a little deeper, some others maybe worth a look include Rituals (1977), Killer Party (1986) and Deranged (1974). But that just scratches the surface for Canadian horror. They've made quite a few over the years. For sex comedies, The Porky's movies are probably the heaviest hitters from the great white north but there are indeed a bunch of crappy lesser known ones from up there as well.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 28th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Btw, I may go ahead and post the Run the Director Challenge thread today to give folks extra time to look over the rules and plan out the month a little more ahead of time than usual.

Edit: Posted here:
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Let me know if the rules are clear or if something needs to be adjusted. Thanks!

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Post by sol » June 30th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 10:16 am
I'll commit to hosting the Canadian challenge. I've been thinking of some side challenge over the weekend too, so now I'm kind of excited to host it.
Can't wait to see what those bonus challenges look like, this time! You really challenged me last time to find Canuck stuff for each decade, though I do have one unseen 1940s film lined up if you go with the same challenge again. :unsure:

Very excited about this. B) Nervous too since I'll be defending my honour, having won the last two Canadian Challenges that were held. :D

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Post by OldAle1 » June 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm

frbrown wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 2:55 am
Lots and lots of bad slasher films from the 80s, sex comedies from the 70s
Sounds promising. Any recommendations?
flavo's comment is on the money and should be helpful, particularly if you've not seen that much in these areas. I still haven't seen a huge amount myself so I'm looking to expand a bit. One I did see back in the 2017 iteration of this challenge was Pinball Summer aka Pick-Up Summer which is nothing spectacular but was very nostalgic for me - it came out in 1980, when I was in high school, and summer in Ontario doesn't seem that different from summer in Wisconsin at that time. I would say it is well above-average in the teen-sex-comedy genre though, given how crappy most of those films are. And it's rated 4.5 so it hits 2 challenges, and director George Mihalka has made a bunch of movies in several genres, most of them low-rated and made in Canada (My Bloody Valentine is his most famous, but that's rated over 6).

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Post by sol » June 30th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Off-topic-ish, but while we are waiting on Ferg to post the Canadian Challenge thread, here's a film that you simply have to see in July, especially if you are a Stanley Kubrick fan (it's about him faking the moon-landing):

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Post by Fergenaprido » June 30th, 2020, 4:08 pm

It just turned midnight here, so I'm creating the thread now. And yes, I do have a version of the decade challenge in mind again for this year.

Should be up in about 20 minutes or so. Using last time as a base. If there are any general challenge rules that have changed in the last two years, feel free to correct me; I haven't kept up with them.

Edit: okay, took me almost an hour, but the post is up now. Happy Film-hunting, eh!

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Post by mjf314 » July 1st, 2020, 10:46 pm

Would anyone be interested in a thegreatestbooks.org challenge? The goal is to watch film adaptations of the most acclaimed books from the list on the website. We could limit it to the top 100 or 200 or whatever people think is a good cutoff. If you haven't heard of this website before, it's like TSPDT but for books.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 1st, 2020, 11:16 pm

mjf314 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:46 pm
Would anyone be interested in a thegreatestbooks.org challenge? The goal is to watch film adaptations of the most acclaimed books from the list on the website. We could limit it to the top 100 or 200 or whatever people think is a good cutoff. If you haven't heard of this website before, it's like TSPDT but for books.
I've always thought something like that would be an interesting challenge - but I don't have time for another one right now. Maybe add it to the voting in the fall when sol organizes it?

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Post by flavo5000 » July 4th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Could a mod please pin the Run the Director Challenge? I don't see a "report thread" option anymore for some reason.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » July 5th, 2020, 8:27 am

mjf314 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:46 pm
Would anyone be interested in a thegreatestbooks.org challenge? The goal is to watch film adaptations of the most acclaimed books from the list on the website. We could limit it to the top 100 or 200 or whatever people think is a good cutoff. If you haven't heard of this website before, it's like TSPDT but for books.
id be interested in book challenge :think:

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