MWSTAFFO's Video Club:
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Double Feature Saturdays!

Right before I moved at the end of March 2000, I had some cool double features for our final meetings of the Illinois version of MWSTAFFO's Video Club. All of the movies were shown on LaserDisc with the full home theater thing going on. I just picked out movies I like... some are well known, while others are more obscure.

(Click on the links for info about each of the movies)

March 11, 2000 DFS1: Cool Movies You Didn't See
March 18, 2000 DFS2: Sci-Fi Saturday
March 25, 2000 DFS3: Super Action Theater

The Godfather Trilogy


Hey everybody (all three of you), Luna suggested watching the Godfather series and since they're classics and I had never seen any of them I said "OK". So... Fridays in December we watched the three Godfather movies on LaserDisc.

The Schedule

Friday, Dec.   5, 1997 - 7:30pm The Godfather
Friday, Dec. 12, 1997 - 7:30pm The Godfather II
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997 - 7:30pm The Godfather III


Since we moved to a new place, we decided to do something a little different. Instead of watching a TV show, we watched three recent movies by the Bard himself. Come on, I know it's not V: The Final Battle, but it was a lot more fun than high school English class. Besides, it didn't hurt us to get a little culture for once.

Shakespeare-Fest Schedule
Click the thumbnail for a larger picture and click the title for more info on the movie.

William Shakespeare's* Romeo + Juliet
Saturday, October 11, 1997 - 7:30 pm
Billy's best-known play has a little bit of everything and now it's got automatic weapons! Come see this weird modern retelling of the classic love story starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes.

* Duh. You mean it's not Stephen King's Romeo + Juliet?

Looking for Richard
Saturday, October 18, 1997 - 7:30 pm
This is Al Pacino's documentary about his production of Richard III. It doesn't show the whole play, but only its greatest hits. He even takes time out to explain the play so you can actually understand it. Cool! It also stars Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Winona Ryder, and Kevin Spacey. Don't miss this one.

Saturday, October 25, 1997 - 6:00 pm
Grab an early dinner because this is Kenneth Branagh's four-hour un-cut version of the Shakespeare classic. Don't worry, we'll have an intermission and a couple of breaks and everyone that stays for the whole movie gets an "I Survived the Melancholy Dane" t-shirt. (No, not really.)