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Monday, August 27, 2012

So What's Next for Hecklevision?

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM

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Thanks to the huge number of people who came out for Hecklevision: Batman & Robin on Friday night—watching Batman & Robin on a big screen, with a theater packed full of people, wasn't something I ever thought I'd experience, and I can honestly say it will be something I will never, ever experience again. So... I don't know, let's cherish the memories or whatever. Despite some technical problems (which, yes, totally sucked, but thanks to the pros at the Hollywood Theatre, are now permanently and beautifully fixed) and the fact that I had to got to ban a couple of trolling, unfunny assholes*, I'd say it went off about as well as can be expected. I mean, shit. We were showing Batman & Robin.

HOWEVER. With Batman & Robin now behind us, we can now look to the future... and to what film we'll show for the next Mercury Hecklevision! Our past films have been Commando, Red Dawn, and Point Break, and ones I've got on a list for consideration for future installments include, but are not limited to....

• The Lost Boys
Road House
• Trapped in the Closet
Ghost
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Waterworld
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Waterworld: The Double Feature
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Waterworld: Both Films, Playing on the Same Screen, at the Same Time, Both at Maximum Volume
Speed
Kindergarten Cop
Purple Rain
Timecop
Transformers
• an episode or two of Grimm
• an episode or two of Portlandia
Over the Top
Maximum Overdrive
The Happening
Face/Off

Those, however, are just the tip of the iceberg (which reminds me that I'd love to do Titanic, except it's 43 hours long), and I'm guessing you guys have some suggestions, too. Hit me with 'em in the comments, or throw in a vote for any of the ones I listed above. I will either carefully consider your comments or totally ignore them and show whatever I want.

Thanks again to everybody for coming out! See you next time.

*Clearly, I have infinite patience for shitty movies—but I have next to zero patience for shitty comments that are neither funny nor smart. I've never had to ban anyone at any of the previous Hecklevisions, but during Batman & Robin, I got immense satisfaction from blocking a few dicks who were steadfastly, obnoxiously intent on being dicks. Protip for future Hecklevisions: Don't be a dick.

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