One of the best parts about writing for Cinematical is getting to chat with our great community of movie lovers, and it's high time we involved you more in our rants and raves. As we shared earlier today on our Official Twitter Feed, Cinematical is starting up a weekly Movie Club, which will run alongside Club adventures at SciFi Squad and Horror Squad, as well as Moviefone's already established Oscars Movie Club.
Each site is tackling things a little differently; for Cinematical, I'll be writing to you weekly about different beloved classics and new discoveries that we can all chat about together. I'll alert you to the next film a week before, and the following week we'll dig into each film with discussion, questions, and wordy, movie-loving fun. Those of you who know me well won't be surprised by the inaugural choice: Michael Lehmann and Daniel Waters' Heathers. Hey, it's a great film to talk about, and just a great film overall. If you haven't seen this cult classic yet -- now is your chance!
Hit the jump for more of an introduction and other particulars.
Released in 1988, Heathers is the obscenity-ridden cult classic that details the high school traumas of Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder). She's risen from super-smarty akwardness to become a member of the most powerful clique in school, only to hate the soul-sucking nature of popularity with the Heathers. When Jason Dean shows up -- Christian Slater sporting his most killer Jack Nicholson accent -- he offers Veronica a final solution for her high school woes. It's rife with croquet, catchy songs about teenage suicide, and lots of wacky murder.
I'm including a trailer below, but beware -- it does nothing for the movie. And fans -- beware the crappy voiceover obscenity edit.
Unfortunately, the movie isn't streaming at Netflix, but click here to add Heathers to your Netflix queue.
As the column gears up, I'd love to hear from you -- ideas for the Club, films you'd like to see covered, questions you'd like us to discuss -- your two cents. As an added bonus, I'll be using the Twitter hashtag #cinemovieclub to chat about the club, promote, and share random responses as I watch Heathers again. Join in on the fun!
Be sure to tune into SciFi Squad's Club here. #sfsmovieclub
Check out Horror Squad's Club here. #hsmovieclub
And, of course, Moviefone's podcast-based Oscar Club here.