My money is on Neil playing Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, but I polled the Cinematical staff and I got some other good predictions. Will Goss has $600 on Mr. Marshall playing a brand-new 35mm print of Showgirls, while Peter Hall is convinced it's something else. ("Moulin Rouge," he says, "I guarantee it.") Erik Davis went withThe Last Starfighter, Monika Bartyzel said "something by Guy Maddin, definitely," and Eric D. Snider picked Avatar, "because nobody has seen it yet." Jette said Willy Wonka, Pete Martin went with Yojimbo, and Jeff Anderson, strangely enough, also predicted Showgirls. I even asked Gilchrist ("The Day After!"), Yamato ("The Breakfast Club!"), and Jenni Miller, who went with Fiddler on the Roof. (The rest of the staff ignored me while watching Pam have a baby on The Office.)
Our lone voice of reason was Ms. Elisabeth Rappe, who chimed in quietly from the back of the room and asked "Hey, doesn't that Marshall guy have a brand-new movie?" Hmm, she may have picked the winner. I still think it'll be Halloween 3.