Monday, December 29, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #196!

Theme Week!
You'll figure it out...

12:01  (New Line Television, 1993)

I don't know if this was made for television or just premiered there - but it's an entertaining movie - a variation on Groundhog Day played more for thrills than laughs.

12 Angry Men  (United Artists, 1957)

The quintessential trial drama - first produced onstage, then adapted to this terrific movie. The plot has been borrowed by scads of TV shows - dramas and comedies - in the years since - and there was a very respectable TV movie remake in 1997 - but this is the one to see.

12 Rounds  (Fox Atomic, 2009)

I don't know why I haven't seen this action flick yet - a high concept plot and a wrestler starring - right up my alley!

So...what importance does the number 12 have this particular week....hmmm....

We'll see if we can sneak in one more post in 2014 - until then, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. 12:01 seemed to just crawl out on VHS over here, but I never got around to it. I used to enjoy looking out for the cynical cash-in's on bigger films, and hey, it's a trend that continues today, just a lot more shamelessly! (I'm looking at you, Asylum...)

    1. I definitely understand what you mean about the mockbusters - as the Asylum flicks are known over here - but like Edge of Tomorrow - this seems more just another tale told with the same basic setup - a day repeating and being lived over and over again - than a ripoff.

    2. Craig, absolutely, I never intended to imply that this film was anywhere near the 'mockbuster' standards, but sure some of our favourite genre movies gleefully wear their influences on their sleeves - and we wouldn't have it any other way!

  2. Finally someone who remembers 12:01. I love that movie. Faaaaar from being as great as Groundhog Day, but still wonderfulll entertaining with a superbly executed time loop concept. I like!