OUR FIRST NETFLIX PARTY WAS A SUCCESS! LET’S GO FOR NUMBER TWO

On March 28, 2020, at 9:30 PM EST time, history was made as a band of intrepid weird movie fanatics gathered in a virtual screening room to watch the Spanish capitalism allegory The Platform (review forthcoming?), making keen observations and tasteless wisecracks in equal measure.

A good time was had by all… at least, by all who spoke up. So we’re extending the experiment for one more week.

Just like last week, we’ll open it up to reader suggestions for a day, then  put up a poll to vote on which movie to screen. Only films in Netflix’s catalog are eligible. We don’t have to watch a Canonically Weird movie together, but just for your convenience, we’re reasonably sure these are all the ones available on the service at the moment: Enemy (2013), The Lobster (2015), Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), A Serious Man (2009), Sin City (2005), Skins [Pieles] (2017), Swiss Army Man (2016), Under the Skin (2013), and The Wicker Man (1973). Feel free to nominate any of these, or ignore them in favor of other selections.

G. Smalley will throw out a personal suggestion of April and the Extraordinary World (2015), an Apocrypha Candidate he’d like to see again and get some opinions on.

We’ll keep the time at 9:30 PM EST this Saturday, April 4, unless anyone suggests a time change.

To join, you’ll need a U.S. Netflix account, a Chrome-based browser (Brave works) and the Netflix Party extension.

Make your nominations in the comments below. You have 24 hours.

8 thoughts on “OUR FIRST NETFLIX PARTY WAS A SUCCESS! LET’S GO FOR NUMBER TWO”

  1. I hope to join this 2nd round! I was moving house during the first movie but should be available next time! My vote goes to the Wicker Man! I love under the skin but I haven’t seen the original wicker man so I’m veering in that direction. 😊

  2. The Platform was fun, but I lost my appetite a bit. I dig”April” but would also love to view “Swiss Army Man” as I have not seen it. Looking forward to it!

  3. I nominate “Sin City”. I haven’t seen it since its DVD release, and it’s a heckuva fun film.

  4. Here’s a recommendation that’s a little different. How about “The Incident (El Incidente)”? It’s not the absolute weirdest movie in the world, but I believe fans of the movies covered here would love it. I certainly do. It’s a Twilight Zone-ish mindjob of a movie that really makes you think. It’s by Mexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban. Just throwing out an idea a little outside of our usual box.

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