Chairpotato's "Night at the Movies!" 17 Aug 2009 - 21 Aug 2009

Additions and corrections to "Movies on YouTube", sorted by date added

Archive of one week of my weekday showings of movies I'm adding to my articles "Movies on YouTube", sorted by date of addition.


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Chairpotato's "Night at the Movies!" 17 Aug 2009 - 21 Aug 2009, by Will Johnson,
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Archive of one week of Chairpotato's "Night At The Movies!"   

Movies Showing on Knol, Friday 21 Aug 2009
  • City Beneath the Sea (1971science-fiction added 21 Aug 09
    • TV-pilot directed by Irwin Allen; starring Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert
    • Burr de Benning, Susana Miranda; special guest star Robert Wagner
    • with cameos by Richard Basehart, Joseph Cotton, James Darren, Sugar Ray Robinson
    • A group of colonists living in structures on the ocean floor, face various situations and conflicts.  Surprisingly decent for a science-fiction TV-pilot.
  • Summer School (1987), comedy added 21 Aug 09
    • directed by Carl Reiner
    • starring Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    • Mark Harmon, gym teacher, is recruited involuntarily to teach remedial English for a bunch of high-school misfits during summer school.  Instead, he and his class spend the first twenty minutes goofing off on field trips before he gets a big clue stick to his head.  Kirstie Alley is the teacher-next-door who helps him out.
A special thank-you to ClassicalGals who shares my interest in Classic studio pics, and who tonight has provided us with:
A special thank-you to GoblinXXX who has so thoughtfully collated weeks of "midnight movie" viewing on a YouTube playlists channel, and the first one I'll show is:
  • The Food of the Gods (1976) horror added 21 Aug 09 screenplay, produced and directed by Bert I Gordon
    • loosely-based on a novel by H.G. Well's of the same name
    • starring Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino
    • People have been polluting the Earth for too long and now it's time for revenge.  A hick farmer and his wife find a bubbling pool of polluted muck and decide to mix it into their chicken feed.  (I'm not making this up I swear!)  Well the animals start to grow huge and all hell breaks loose.  It's a little dated but still watchable, riding the thin edge between good entertainment and bad B-movie.
    • Trivia: You remember Ida Lupino from the "Twilight Zone" episode "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine"

Movies Showing on Knol, Thursday 20 Aug 2009
  • True Believer (1989) law and order suspense added 20 Aug 09
    • starring James Woods, Robert Downey Jr
    • Regularly a lawyer defending in drug cases, James Woods decides to take a case to re-try a murder conviction.  Robert Downey Jr is his law clerk.  Twists and turns and a surprise ending.
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) science-fiction adventure added 20 Aug 09
    • starring Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci and Michael Ironside
    • When three women crash onto a desert planet, the reward for them sends bounty-hunter Peter Strauss to get them.  But the planet has been subject to a plague for many years, which has affected its previously human inhabitants.  While trying to track them he finds Molly Ringwald an androgynous waif-like mongrel who becomes his side-kick. 
    • At first it looks like a Mad Max on Planet X, but it also has pretty decent sets and creatures, with some eye candy as well.  Imaginative.
  • Ghostbusters (1984) fantasy comedy added 20 Aug 09
    • starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton and Ernie Hudson
    • Three paranormal investigators (Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis) set themselves up as ghost exterminators, with Annie Potts as their secretary, Sigourney Weaver as their first client, Rick Moranis as her neighbor.  Once the trio's business takes off they hire Ernie Hudson as extra help. Quite possibly the best "ghost comedy" movie ever made. Don't miss it.

Movies Showing on Knol, Wednesday 19 Aug 2009

Movies Showing on Knol, Tuesday 18 Aug 2009
  • Grind (2003) comedy buddy film adventure added 18 Aug 09
    • starring Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Jennifer Morrison, Randy Quaid
    • also notice.. how curious... Erin Murphy wasn't she the child "Tabitha" from Bewitched?
    • Four skateboarding buddies follow their idol, trying to get noticed.  Funny and cute.  Like a teen summer movie only better.
  • The Kings of South Beach (2007), made-for-TV real-life law and order drama added 18 Aug 09
    • starring Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Gedrick, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Brian Goodman
    • Frank John Hughes, Steven Bauer
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10
    • The true story of South Miami Beach nightclub promoter Chris Paciello (Jason Gedrick) and his best-friend Andy Burnett (Donnie Wahlberg), involving drugs, models and the mob.
  • Starship Invasions (aka Project Genocide) (1977) science-fiction added 18 Aug 09
    • starring Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee
    • Space aliens whose sun is dying, seek a new planet to colonize, so they visit Earth.  Meanwhile other space aliens want to stop them. Although Robert Vaughn gives a reasonable performance as a scientist who is enlisted to help the good aliens, some of the actors in this B-movie are pretty bad.  Only watch on a slow night, lots of other good stuff to see first.

Movies Showing on Knol, Monday 17 Aug 2009
  • A Walk To Remember (2002) romance added 17 Aug 09
    • starring Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah
    • A boy from the popular crowd at high school, and a girl who isn't, fall in love.
  • The Illusionist (2006) romance drama added 17 Aug 09
    • starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan
    • Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
    • Edward Norton the son of a carpenter, and Jessica Biel a princess were childhood friends, separated because of the class distinction.  He goes on to become a respected magician and meets her while on tour in Vienna.  Their friendship rekindled develops into a romantic relationship, but under the nose of her espoused Leopold, the heir to the Emperor, who expresses his dissatisfaction by plotting against the magician.