July 23, 2007

Midnight Madness (2007)

10 comments:

Maya said...

I'm hoping these will have press screenings at a more convenient time. Last year I attended The Host and--by the time I got to where I was staying--I was wiped out.

Twitch, of course, lives and breathes for Midnight Madness and Todd Brown has a consummate write-up with links to at least three of his reviews.


Jeremy said...

The press screenings for midnight fare almost inevitably fall a day or two before the midnight screening. They never take place at midnight. There is also a 2nd public screening of each Midnight Madness film during the day, so that might be another option.

Personally, I appreciate that the midnight films get their own festival slot myself... I never have to think about whether or not I'll choose to see a film in the lineup because of a conflict with something else. Choosing between a genre picture and another two hours of precious sleep is another matter entirely...


J Robert said...

And there's something about seeing a midnight movie with a huge, raucous Ryerson crowd that I can't imagine you'd get with a press screening or earlier slot. Not that I go to many midnight shows (genre films don't do that much for me). But I try to get to at least one, just for the experience.


opus said...

What J. Robert said. Some of my favorite theatre-going experiences, period, involve midnight screenings with a bunch of other sleep-deprived, caffeine-addled moviegoers.

That being said, I'm most excited by DAINIPPONJIN, FLASH POINT, and VEXILLE. If I were going this year, that is.


Doug said...

Yeah, Michael, as excited as I am to see Romero's latest in the line-up (plus the fact that it's independently produced), I don't know if I'll be staying up 'til 3+ a.m. this year . . . last year, "The Host" took a lot out of me by the time you figure in the late start, the lack of public transit afterward, etc. (Not to mention standing in the rain!) And you really have to be plugged into the fanboy mentality to really appreciate the raucous crowds. We'll see...


Maya said...

My sentiments exactly, Doug. I was staying with my host Mack and by the time I got home it was nearly 4:00. It wiped me out for the following day. Notwithstanding, I'll probably catch the Romero screening, dependent upon the final two entries yet to be announced. For those into the genre films at Midnight Madness, Colin Geddes has set up a blog.


Andy H. said...

One thing I learned from my first trip to TIFF: don't drink too much at dinner if you're planning on attending a Midnight Madness screening. I slept through about 80 of Bubba Ho-tep (2002)'s 92 minutes in '02. . . .


Maya said...

Got it: dinnertime drinking and Midnight Madness don't mix! If I recall correctly, last year we had our Indian dinner before The Host and some of us fled in a panic towards the end of that languorous culinary delight.

Twitch teammate Blake (previously from Cinema Strikes Back) has just posted a great interview with Dario Argento that he secured at the Brussels International.


Darren said...

Okay, so after investigating the Midnight Madness titles, I'll admit to being intrigued by A L'Interieur and The Mother of Tears. The presence of Beatrice Dalle and Asia Argento, respectively, might have something to do with it. ;)


Maya said...

The Mother of Tears has certainly been acquiring buzz as the long-anticipated comeback Argento fans have been waiting for. It's likewise incidentally interesting that Asia will be working with her father.