It's a great week for the movie clubs! Going in a little different order this week:
Director Rian Johnson, of the wonderful The Brothers Bloom, has agreed to participate in last week's discussion of the film. Stay tuned for a follow-up post where he answers readers' questions and offers his list of essential films for Bloom fans. Rian also selected this week's Cinematical Movie Club Pick, so without further ado, I give you: Paper Moon. This pick is available on Netflix Streaming, so check it out and tune in this Friday!
John Gholson dug into the excellent 1958 horror classic The Fly over at Horror Squad. He surmises: "Neumann's The Fly feels remarkably modern for a fifty-year old film, particularly when compared to the other sci-fi horror films of this time period. He gets good, convincing performances from the entire cast -- quite a feat with such strange material -- and, when it's time for the film to deliver one last creep-out -- [redacted] -- it delivers in spades."
At SciFi Squad, Micah Matthews watched Time After Time, a Nicholas Meyer film with Malcolm McDowell (playing H.G. Wells!), David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen. He wrote: "my expectations were met: I was thoroughly entertained by Time After Time. The movie starts with a solid bit of Ripper-On-Prostitute violence, then transitions quickly into the introduction of Wells and his machine."
Finally, sticking with the new fare, Moviefone's Movie Club discussed the ins and outs of Kick-Ass. In their video, they discuss Roger Ebert's hatred of the film, Chloe Moretz, violence and kids, and "warring opinions on Nicolas Cage."