Quarter To Three Movie Club - The Man Who Wasn’t There- No Spoilers until 2359 EST WED FEB 20


#21

That’s an interesting choice, and one of the very few Coen Brothers movies that I don’t really much care for.


#22

Once again we have diametrically opposed tastes. It’s my second favourite after Lebowski.


#23

This month is a real “boutique” month for nominations. Nothing really mainstream-ish yet. The Coen title is as close as it gets, I think.


#24

Ok, then I will nominate a comic book movie. Specifically, Takashi Miike’s adaptation of the classic manga, Blade of the Immortal:

Blade of the Immortal was the first manga I ever read and it remains a favorite of mine. I’ve been really looking forward to checking out Miike’s take on it, especially as it’s gotten rave reviews and was high on a number of top ten lists for 2017. Note that while Miike has a certain reputation for over the top violence and crazed gonzo sensibilities, unlike the director of my earlier pick Tokyo Tribe, Miike also has made plenty of more mainstream fare (he has directed well over a hundred movies across all sorts of genres and sensibilities) - e.g. The Bird People of Ancient China. I’m not actually sure where on the Miike-meter Blade of the Immortal falls. I’m guessing probably somewhere in-between, since there will be swordfights and the main character regenerates like Wolverine, but it’s also a samurai story.

(I was tempted to nominate Yakuza Apocalypse, the other Miike I really want to see, where the apocalypse is people turning into yakuza, which is definitely gonzo as fuck. But no. I’ll spare you. This time.)


#25

The Polls are open!

Film 005- First Round Poll

This Poll will be closed THU FEB 7 at 2359 EST. At that time, if no film has secured an absolute majority of votes the top two films will advance for a final run-off. If there is a tie, and more than two films are the “top two” all tied selections will be advanced.

  • Blade of the Immortal (2017)
  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
  • Dodsworth (1936)
  • Stroszek (1977)
  • The Day Of The Jackal (1973)
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

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#26

Your Movie Club Voter Information Sheet

February 2019 Movie Club Nominations:

Blade of the Immortal ( 2017 ) – Malkav11


Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013) – Rock8man


Dodsworth ( 1936 ) – Cornchip


Stroszek ( 1977 ) – Anonymgeist

Stroszek

The Day Of The Jackal ( 1973 ) – Navaronegun


The Man Who Wasn’t There ( 2001 ) – Ginger_Yellow



#27

It’s pretty low on the Miike scale, for the most part, though it is very violent. More 13 Assassins than Ichi the Killer. I’d vote for it, but I watched it about 6 months ago, so too recently to want to watch again but long ago enough I don’t really have much to say about it.


#28

Ouch.


#29

Not saying it’s bad. Just that it’s not particularly extreme by his standards.


#30

Btw, technically Blade of the Immortal breaks rule number 2 until April 29th, but I’m sure we can slide on that rule a bit since the purpose was to prevent overlap with Qt3 movie podcasts, and this movie ain’t gonna be seen by the movie podcast gang.


#31

Unless we make them watch it.


#32

The Run-off is now Open!

The Navaronegun News Network has called the first round poll for the two winners, The Man Who Wasn’t There and Blade of the Immortal.

Run-Off Voting for Qt3 Movie Club Film 005, February 2019 will now commence.

First Round Voting is now closed (the poll cannot be modified at this time). The below Poll will be closed SUN FEB 10 at 2359 EST. At that time, if no film has secured a the most votes, the winner will be chosen at random from among those tied for first place.

Click here to see a selection of links for all films in the below poll.

  • Blade of the Immortal
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There

0 voters


#33

Your Movie Club Voter Information Sheet

February 2019 Movie Club Run-Off Candidates:

Blade of the Immortal ( 2017 ) – Malkav11


The Man Who Wasn’t There ( 2001 ) – Ginger_Yellow



#34

The Polls have closed. Navaronegun News Network was delayed by reports of Russian Interference in the election and claims of Voter Fraud, all which proved spurious. The Man Who Wasn’t There is the winner with 75% of the vote in a landslide that has swept Qt3 Nation.

The Winner!

The Man Who Wasn’t There ( 2001 ) – Ginger_Yellow


https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/The-Man-Who-Wasnt-There/5205

The Thread will now stay spoiler-free until Wednesday 20 February, 2019 at 2359 EST. This gives everyone 9 days to watch the film. After that time discussion to include spoilers will begin. As well, the Stooges will submit impressions/comments/reviews after that date.


#35

Made it Ma, top of the world!


#36

I feel like you guys aren’t willing to give Chupacabra Terror a chance.

-Tom


#37

You didn’t nominate it this month, Thomas Rhys Chick.


#38

Reminder: You should change the thread title to have the name of the movie.


#39

Probably a good move, yes.