Other film communities have people constantly joining and talking about their favorite movies and what-not. What this creates is a knowledge vortex, where the exact same stuff comes up every couple of weeks. So someone talks about Donnie Darko or Adaptation or Spun, and everyone talks about it. A little bit later, someone else joins and talks about those same movies. So, there's a cycle to the movies.
This is a problem if you're sick of talking about Donnie Darko and Adaptation and Spun. So to bring a constantly fresh discussion and to steal the idea of a Book Club, I bring you the LJ Movie Club.
Essentially, every week a post will be made with a movie assignment. You then have 9 days to view this movie and be prepared to discuss it by commenting to a special post dedicated to talking about the movie. This will (1) hopefully keep people on-topic, (2) keep all discussion on a movie located in a central post, and (3) be very gentle on your friends list. This means only I will be posting to the community; everyone else will be making comments in the discussion posts.
A system will be put in place that will allow people to suggest movies to be assigned for the Club, and will randomly generate the movie for each week. The movies that will be selected will be lesser-known, but available to rent in most places (such as at Blockbuster).
The discussions will be about all aspects of the movie, from acting and directing to writing and special effects. How it made you feel or what it reminded you of. Background information on the production or story, trivia and quotes, or references and influences.