Each summer HBO hosts the Bryant Park Film Series, offering the likes of Cat Ballou, Hud and Funny Girl, along with some obligatory classics starring Robert Redford and Jimmy Stewart.
But how about a film series celebrating the movies that made HBO.
Against my better judgment, I’m doing just that -- this summer at UNDER St. Mark's.
Here’s my list of nominees (in no particular order)
CAST YOUR VOTE in the comments section. Lemme know which ones you’d pay to see (regardless of whether or not you’re actually going to any of the screening.)
The Legend of Billie Jean
Incredible Shrinking Woman
The Last Chase
Cloak & Dagger
On the Right Track
Saturday the 14th
Eddie and the Cruisers
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Philadelphia Experiment
TAG: The Assassination Game
Streets of Fire
Max Dugan Returns
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Over The Edge
Just One of the Guys
Cannonball Run 2
Under the Rainbow
Touched by Love
Flash Gordon (1980)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Weekend at Bernie's
Heart Like a Wheel
Please note: The trick is finding a title that was:
1. In heavy rotation on HBO
2. Bad enough that it won’t be screened elsewhere in NYC
3. Entertaining enough that people would see it.
For example, Savannah Smiles and Kidco and Who’s Harry Crumb? were staples, but I can’t imagine anyone would pay money to see them.
Leave your thoughts in the Comments section. Thanks!