Movie BigFooty Movie Club - Week 3 - "Murderball" (2005)

Sports Documentaries

  • Hoop Dreams (basketball)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • When We Were Kings (boxing)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Senna (car racing)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Fire In Babylon (cricket)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Two Escobars (soccer)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dogtown And Z-Boys (skateboarding)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Free Solo (rockclimbing)

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Murderball (wheelchair rugby)

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • No No: A Dockumentary (baseball)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A Sunday In Hell (cycling)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cool Runnings (bobsled)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    6

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MC Bad Genius

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Welcome to the BigFooty Movie Club!

It's a simple concept. Each week, we all watch a movie and discuss it in this thread. Easy.

On Monday morning, a poll will be posted with a list of movies that everyone can vote on and the highest voted film by midnight Thursday (Sydney time) will be the one we start watching/discussing the next day (i.e. Friday). I'll include info on how you can download/stream the movie legally once the film is decided upon, but if there is nothing available, then we'll go to the movie with the second-highest number of votes etc.

I'll update a log of each week's choice and link directly to the first post starting start of that discussion in the OP for easy reference.

If you have a recommendation for a theme for voting (e.g. Tom Hanks films, 1980s Oscar winners, Top 10 on IMDB), just let me know either in this thread or by PM.

This week (Sports Documentaries) - Murderball
Last week (Jack Nicholson Movies) - Chinatown
Week #1 (1980s Oscar Winners) - Rain Man

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Original OP:

Just wondering if anyone would be keen to do a BigFooty Movie Club? The format I was thinking is that each week we'd all watch/discuss the same movie before moving onto the next one. Simple!

There would be no pressure to be a part of the thread every week, but you'd need to watch the movie during that week to be a part of the discussion. That way people wouldn't be relying on a possibly faulty memory of the film and if it is one you know well, the re-watch might open up some new thoughts on it.

I'm open to how we choose the movies. A couple of ideas I had was to have a vote each week for what the next week's movie should be, or simply watch the Oscar-winning Best Picture from each year.

Comment to register your interest and/or make suggestions for the format and we can aim to start in a couple of weeks time.
 
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Sounds like a good idea. I wonder how many of us have Foxtel with sports package? I've got movies for free now.

As for selection you could pick out 6 movies from different categories and roll a dice on it, or more if you have one of those 12 sided dice.
 

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RobbieGray17

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Just wondering if anyone would be keen to do a BigFooty Movie Club? The format I was thinking is that each week we'd all watch/discuss the same movie before moving onto the next one. Simple!

There would be no pressure to be a part of the thread every week, but you'd need to watch the movie during that week to be a part of the discussion. That way people wouldn't be relying on a possibly faulty memory of the film and if it is one you know well, the re-watch might open up some new thoughts on it.

I'm open to how we choose the movies. A couple of ideas I had was to have a vote each week for what the next week's movie should be, or simply watch the Oscar-winning Best Picture from each year.

Comment to register your interest and/or make suggestions for the format and we can aim to start in a couple of weeks time.
What if we throw some ideas out there and vote on them or randomly select from a list of ideas.

Mine is Truman Show (Goes well with quarantine)
 

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Just talking to the mods to work out the best way to start it, but it seems like everyone seems pretty cool with having it weekly and putting a poll up with 5 or so options to vote on what we watch next. If it's all ready to go, I'll put the first poll up on Monday and have it go through until Friday, as I figure most people will be looking to watch over the weekend. Although in this day and age, that might not be true.
 

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Interested.
3 stand out movies in that bunch for me are Chariots, Platoon and The Last Emperor.
All re watchable classics.
I’ll go with Platoon, Rain Man & Daisy. Cannot fault Morgan Freeman in Daisy.

Love Amadeus but it’s just so hard to sit through again and again plus I only rewatched it about a year ago. 😫
 

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