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Happy New Year and welcome to our first full season of Bridge Movie Nights! We'll be kicking things off this year with a movie in February. As usual, vote your favorite proposals to the top and make your own suggestions if you have a movie in mind.

Don't forget to vote for when Movie Night weekend will be scheduled. Please be aware that February 14 is Valentine's Day and that the Academy Awards are on the 28th.

P.S. When making a Movie Night proposal, please be sure to include links to a review site (typically Rotten Tomatoes), a parental guide (you can usually find one on IMDB), a blurb (try not to reveal too many plot points, this is a hook, not a summary) and maybe a trailer or two (this is a bit more optional).

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    Is @Yuuki plays Undertale blind and cries like a damn baby acceptable? – Ave Jan 21 '16 at 21:44
  • @ardaozkal No because it's not blind anymore. – Unionhawk Jan 22 '16 at 1:55
  • Is it not blind? I still haven't played much of it, only that first bit with the flower. – Yuuki Jan 22 '16 at 2:25
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    What's Bridge Movie Night? – DCShannon Jan 23 '16 at 4:07
  • @DCShannon we watch a movie at a specified date, using rabb.it, so everyone sees the same thing, and we can chat at the same time. – Ave Jan 23 '16 at 17:26
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Movie Suggestion: The Martian

Movie Poster

Wherein Matt Damon is on Mars.

Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (93%) | IMDB Parental Guide (Rated PG-13)

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    how would he live on mars for so long if there's no sound in space? – GodEmperorDune Jan 22 '16 at 2:39
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    How Can Space Be Real If Matt Damon Isn't Real? – fredley Jan 22 '16 at 11:51
  • Waitasec, don't rescue him! He tried to kill those Interstellar people on that ice planet! – Munesawagi Feb 2 '16 at 23:09
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Movie Suggestion: Labyrinth

Labyrinth movie poster

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a normal girl who is slightly obsessed with stories... until one night when she's forced to babysit her baby brother Toby, Sarah repeats a line from her favorite book Labyrinth. A "magic" spell to get goblins to take away her brother.

Now, the Goblin King (David Bowie) has taken Toby away to his castle beyond the Goblin City and Sarah has 13 hours to traverse the Labyrinth to save Toby before he's turned into a goblin for good!

Side note: This is a Jim Henson movie, so expect Muppets.

Trailer | IMDB 7.4 | Rotten Tomatoes (66%) | IMDB Parental Guide (Rated PG) | Honest Trailer

  • And yes, I did nominate this just because David Bowie recently passed away. – Powerlord Jan 22 '16 at 22:16
  • I don't think I've ever seen this, and I feel my geek cred is lacking because of it. – MBraedley Jan 24 '16 at 3:14
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The Truman Show

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Truman Burbank is the star of a reality TV show in which he is the only person not in on the truth. Raised from birth within a giant containing dome, his entire life unfolds on camera, surrounded by actors playing his friends, his parents, and his wife.

IMDB 8.1

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    P.S. Please be aware that this is not a Jim Carrey comedy film, this is a drama. He's still really good in it in my opinion. – fredley Jan 21 '16 at 21:54
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    Can confirm the quality of this film. IT's a drama, and a really good one. Definitely one of Jim Carrey's best performances. – Wipqozn Jan 22 '16 at 3:49
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    I agree with @Wipqozn. 5/7, perfect film. – GodEmperorDune Jan 22 '16 at 18:35
  • +10 if I could. It's on my personal Top 10 of all time (and probably in the Top 5 of that as well). Highly recommended – Robotnik Feb 2 '16 at 6:48
  • This should win, IMO. – Insane Feb 2 '16 at 10:40
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Movie Suggestion: Stranger Than Fiction

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Harold Crick is not what you would call the most interesting man in the world. He works as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service and has a strong head for numbers. He plans out each step of his life in a very meticulous manner. But then one day, he begins hearing a voice narrating the events of his day.

At first, Harold is only annoyed at this new inconvenience, but things quickly become more urgent when the voice says, "little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death".

Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (72%) | IMDB Parental Guide (Rated PG-13)

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    P.S. Please be aware that this is not a Will Ferrell comedy film, this is a drama. He's still really good in it in my opinion. – Yuuki Jan 21 '16 at 21:49
  • He hears the narrator? So this guy is basically deadpool. – Elva Jan 21 '16 at 21:55
  • Heck, this gets my vote if only because it's the only one on this list I haven't seen. – RESPAWN Feb 1 '16 at 16:44
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Movie Suggestion: Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

Via Rotten Tomatoes:

A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officers' shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one lone overachiever, Sergeant Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford -- where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city.

As Sergeant Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Sergeant Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific "accidents" lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play.

Trailer | Tomato/Audience Score: 91%/89% | Advisory: R | Runtime: 121 minutes

Availability (with subscription): Netflix

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Movie Decision

The Martian

The Martian

The votes are in and The Martian has been selected for our February Movie Night showing. Movie Night will take place on February 20th, starting at 11:00 PM UTC-0. If you miss the first showing, there may be a second showing afterwards depending on attendance. If not, there will be a Sunday showing if anyone wishes to attend.

Thank you for suggesting and voting for your favorite movies, I hope to see you at our next Movie Night.

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Movie Suggestion: Fight Club

Movie Poster

Sorry, I can't talk about the Fight Club.

Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (79%) | IMDB 8.9

  • Fixed cover, sorry. – Ave Jan 23 '16 at 23:14
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Movie Suggestion: Gone Girl

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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Every marriage has problems

Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes (88%) | IMDB Parental Guide (Rated 18)

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