MoFo Movie Weekends - Discussion and Calendar


Been thinking about this for a few days, and seeing as we're about to end the LOTR Weekend in a few hours...

I've been checking time zones and thinking about how DVDs and Blu-Rays differing from each other.
It'll be better to start a general thread on the idea of Movie Weekends so we can all discuss how future weekends will happen, and most importantly if they're going to happen.
What movies will we use?
Full on weekend made up of a whole Franchise?
Maybe a "Classics Weekend" with 3 different movies like, say, Jaws on Friday, Body Snatchers on Saturday and then The Thing on Sunday? (just as an example)

A big Con in the Pros and Cons, will come down to time zones and what edition of the movie is going to be used.
LOTR has brought up a few questions on the weekends in that we're using the Extended Cut. Not everyone has that version, and also, not everyone who has the Extended Cut has the cinematic cuts as well.

Time Zones are a bit tricky as well. Like with the Star Wars Weekend, the LOTR Weekend started at 7pm British Time... which meant Friday was tough for some MoFos in the USA as they are from 5-8 hours behind, so they were at work for the first half of the Friday movie.
MoFos at the other end of the spectrum in Australia are 8-10 hours ahead of the UK, so would also be tricky on that end as they're in bed at that time.


Will definitely need Yods' input on this too as he has to open the Chat so us lot can use it and, like with the regular boards might need a Mod to keep an eye on things.
We're all pretty good though and know what we're doing


So, thoughts?
Ideas on what movies? Times? Dates even?
Stick it all in here and discuss!

Previous Weekends:

1. The Movie Forums Star Wars Weekend - Friday 27th November to Sunday 29th November 2015 - The first ever MoFo Movie Weekend
2. The MoFo LOTR Weekend - Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016

3. The MoFo Halloween Chat Extravaganza - Saturday 29th October to Sunday 31st October
4. Predator 30th Anniversary - Saturday 10th June 2017
5. RoboCop 30th Anniversary - Saturday 15th July 2017
6. The 2nd Movie Forums Star Wars Weekend - Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2017
7. The BTTF Trilogy Weekend - Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 2018
8. Weekend Of The Living Dead - Saturday 15th September 2018 - Romero's Night and Dawn 40th and 50th Anniversary, and the first ever full-voice Discord Chat
9. The Jurassic Weekend - February 9th and 10th 2019 - All 5 Jurassic movies over 2 nights - The first fully cancelled MoFo Weekend
10. The Avengers Weekend - April 6th and 7th 2019...

MoFo Movie Weekends Calendar/Schedule

The Quentin Tarantino Weekend

Saturday 20th July 2019
8pm till approx. 10:40pm British Time: The Hateful Eight
11pm till late British Time: Inglourious Basterds

Sunday 21st July 2019
8pm till approx. 9:40pm British Time: Reservoir Dogs
10pm till approx. half midnight: Pulp Fiction


NOVEMBER 2019 - The Blade Runner Weekend

Saturday November 16th 2019
Blade Runner

Sunday November 17th 2019
Blade Runner 2049

Actual times to be advised, more than likely around 9pm British Time.


DECEMBER 2019 - The 3rd MoFo Star Wars Weekend

Friday, December 6th, 2019
MoFo Star Wars Weekend: A Prequel Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
MoFo Star Wars Weekend: An Original Trilogy
Episode 4: A New Hope
Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode 6: Return Of The Jedi

Sunday, December 8th, 2019
MoFo Star Wars Weekend: A Divided Audience
Episode 7: The Force Awakens
Episode 8: The Last Jedi

Actual times to be advised.
More than likely, the kick-off will be around 7pm-8pm UK British Time.


Yeah, let's float some ideas, and see about making this a more regular thing. Not massive marathons, necessarily (those are super cool, but we don't wanna burn out on them and there are only a few series ripe for it, anyway), but individual movies, or themes (a couple of horror classics on Halloween, a couple of Christmas films around Christmas, et cetera).

The good news is the technical side isn't too tough if I'm not messing with the code much, so it doesn't create a ton of work for me if these are happening every month or two. I'll let you guys know if anything proposed is difficult from the programming side, though. But if it's just straightforward theme chats and the like, probably not a huge deal on my end provided I can be around to open or close the thing. And frankly, if these do become more regular, I can probably put together some kind of switch so that I can designate people as chat Hosts and let them open or close it on their own.

Ok, good idea!

Does it have to be a movie series? Deadwood totaled over 35 hours, too much?

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I think my own personal input would be to drop Fridays from any scheduling.

Fridays proved a problem this time and also on the Star Wars Weekend, as I said in the OP, people are at work, or asleep.
It'd mean possibly crunching more movies into 2 days, but at least people can then choose if they're going to make it or not, rather than simply being put in a situation where they can't make it due to work commitments.

It'd be pretty disheartening for anyone to have to say on every single weekend that's organised "I couldn't make the last one, and can't make this one either because I'm working".

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Why not just kill them? I'll do it! I'll run up to Paris - bam, bam, bam, bam. I'm back before week's end. We spend the treasure. How is this a bad plan?

We've gone on holiday by mistake
Officially floating a Terminator 1 and 2 weekend, Saturday and sunday

Terminator would be fun tbh. It's been a while since I saw them.

What version of T2 would we use?
I got the extended one where you see Arnie get his head cut open and Sarah almost uses a hammer on his brain chip.

I just want to say Rodent is doing a great job with these. I absolutely love the little bit of time I have got to spend with both the Star Wars and LOTR chats. My daddy life proves to get in the way of these so I really don't want to put forth anymore ideas but I will certainly participate where I can. Rodent is right about Frdiays, that day creates the most problems for our UK and US time zone differences. Rodent started it fairly late across the pond but us 'Mericans were still at work for most of Friday,

Yeah actually, never thought of that. 7PM here is 2PM on the East Coast and even earlier in the other US timezones. Halloween this year is on a Monday so the timezones are going to be a problem there no doubt as well. What about a Saturday and Sunday chat because most people including me i think will be busy on Halloween?

Well, the movie chats will undoubtedly be weekends only.
I mean, even with Halloween being on a Monday, or even say, if it was on a Wednesday, we'd make any sort of celebration on a Saturday/Sunday.

Weekends, especially with time zones, are really the only feasible way of holding these chats tbh.
Which is why I said about dropped Fridays from the scheduling because of peoples' work commitments.

Okie cokie... so, I see people are mentioning Halloween, a few have mentioned Halloween in the chat as well.

So... let's make this Halloween a practice piece for organisation on how chats will work out.

Let's say, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of October.
I'll add these dates to the reserved posts I've put at the beginning of the thread...

You guys need to now fight and argue over what movies you're going to watch...
I can then add the movies you've picked to that same post as well.