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3 Notes. Oh don't click away you have time to read them. And yes I'll be live tweeting and a little light blogging tonight

01. Like The Film Experience on Facebook. Follow Nathaniel on Twitter, Pinterest? Why am I so needy? It's like this: Once Oscar night wraps up I experience something like a free fall; help me pull that parachute string.

02. We're here all year -- it's not just an Oscar site so don't abandon us if you're exhausted by Oscar shenanigans. There's only one more week of it, recapping this year's Oscars, filmbitching, and we'll close out the annual festivities with that Supporting Actress Smackdown we promised (yes, the one I flubbed that you've been impatient for). After that one eye returns to brand new movies and pinch of tv and the other to occasional trips back to favored oldies in A Year With Kate, Seasons of Bette, and Hit Me... oh, yeah...

03. Break out the bubbly! "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" returns on March 18th (We're moving it to Tuesdays at 9 PM to give people the weekend to screen the movies and be ready!). If you're new to the blog or haven't yet experimented with actually participating, I guarantee a good time and it proves the point the more the merrier! You simply watch the movie, post your single favorite shot on your blog/ tumblr/ youtube/ instagram/ twitter/pinterest whatever and tell us why you chose it!

03/18 ETERNAL SUNSHINE (2004, *10th anniversary*)
04/01 TBA - what fun but terrible movie should we together for april fools day?

... and more to come in April

These are all the previous episodes in chronological order of the films (though not the episodes) since we experiment with all eras and all genres. Join our group viewing party!  1920s Sherlock Jr (24), The Circus (28), Pandora's Box (29)  1930s Tarzan the Ape Man (32), Snow White (37), Wizard of Oz (39) 1940s Fantasia (41), Shadow of a Doubt (43), The Woman in the Window (44), Double Indemnity (44), Black Narcissus (47), Possessed (47), Easter Parade (48);  1950s A Streetcar Named Desire (51), Singin' in the Rain (52), The Bad and the Beautiful (52), Forbidden Games (52), How to Marry a Millionaire (53), Night of the Hunter (55), Rebel Without a Cause (55), Picnic (55), Summertime (55), A Face in the Crowd (57) 1960s Rocco and His Brothers (60), Psycho (60), La Dolce Vita (60), Hud (63), Mary Poppins (64), Bonnie & Clyde (67), Barbarbella (68), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (69) 1970s Pink Narcisuss (71), The Exorcist (73), American Graffiti (73), Dog Day Afternoon (75), Story of Adele H (75), Eraserhead (77) 1980s Ladyhawke (85), The Color Purple (85), Aliens (86), Law of Desire and/or Matador (86/87), Peggy Sue Got Married (86), Dead Ringers (88) 1990s Edward Scissorhands (90), Beauty & the Beast (91), Raise the Red Lantern (91), Heavenly Creatures (94), Se7en (95), Showgirls (95), Jackie Brown (97), The Talented Mr Ripley (99) 2000s Bring it On (00), Requiem for a Dream (00), X-Men (00), Moulin Rouge! (01), Memento (01), The Royal Tenenbaums (01), Road to Perdition (02), Angels in America (03), Mean Girls (04), Serenity (05) 2010s Pariah (11)

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I vote for Anaconda in the terrible but fun column. And a big YES for Eternal Sunshine!

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFlickah

HMWYBS is back! And with Eternal Sunshine! I'm so ready for this

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterConrado

If the movie is to be from 1980 (which I assume since it is next to the TBA), why not go with Alligator for the April Fool's Day movie?

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPoliVamp

When I think bad 1980 movie, my first thought--literally--is "The Blue Lagoon." So happy and proud that Brooke Shields grew up to be an accomplished comedienne ("The Bachelor"), a fine dramatic actress ("Love Makes A Family"), and a terrific Broadway songstress. And Chris Atkins...well, he sure was pretty.

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDback

Fun but terrible? How about the recent Razzie winner Movie 43? You can select any shot of your favorite stars looking terrible and miserable in it. Halle Berry as a terribly looking overly plastic surgery lady, anyone?

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Why not the movie dedicated to the holiday itself, April Fool's Day? It's a cheesy 80's horror movie with some seriously hot guys in some seriously small clothes and has a fun, twisted sense of humor.

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Fun but terrible? Four choices:

That ultimate of bad movie classics, Plan Nine From Outer Space
Endless source of memetically bizarre lines and deliveries OF those lines, The Room
The recent goofily bad biopic, Diana
The Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman Pilot

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

But here are single, non April Fools tinged, suggestions for every calendar year not yet covered, 1930 and beyond:

1930: All Quiet on the Western Front
1931: The Champ
1933: The Bitter Tea of General Yen
1934: The Black Cat
1935: Bride of Frankenstein
1936: Things to Come
1938: Les Quai Des Brumes
1941 (Fantasia is 1940): The Lady Eve
1942: The Magnificent Ambersons
1945: Leave Her to Heaven
1946: A Matter of Life and Death
1949: The Third Man
1950: Los Olvidados
1954: Animal Farm
1956: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1958: Christopher Lee Dracula
1959: Black Orpheus
1961: The Innocents
1962: Lolita
1965: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
1966: Seconds
1970: Performance
1972: Solaris
1974: The Conversation
1976: Carrie
1978: The Tree of Wooden Clogs
1979: Being There
1980: Airplane!
1981: Das Boot
1982: First Blood
1983: Local Hero
1984: Once Upon a Time in America
1989: Tetsuo: The Iron Man
1992: Batman Returns
1993: Army of Darkness
1996: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
1998: Festen (The Celebration)
2006: The Prestige
2007: Persepolis
2008: The Fall
2009: The Secret of Kells
2010: Blue Valentine
2012: The Avengers (Time it for Guardians of the Galaxy's release if you decide on it)
2013: Her

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

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