Hiya, Iggles! I’m Regan.

As you may know, the New Year brought changes to the clubs within the IGGPPC. Due to these changes, the Cinema Club has now evolved into Iggle Flicks. It is still run by the amazing Kristy, but she has asked me to join her as a fellow coordinator. Being a lover of movies, I was super excited to come on board.

So, what can you expect from Iggle Flicks? Each month, Kristy and I will be hosting two movie watch-a-longs on the official Twitter account, @IggleFlicks. There will be two showings of each movie, as we want to cater to different time zones, so that more people around the world can participate. Sometimes we may have bonus watch-a-longs to coincide with major events or holidays.  As well as in this post, you can see the dates for all of our upcoming watch-a-longs on the calendar.

Can’t make it to a watch-a-long? Don’t worry about it! We will be posting discussion threads on the Movies section of the forums, so you will be able to chat about each month’s movies with your fellow Iggles there. Also, when you watch one of the two movies, even if you did not participate in the watch-a-long, you will get an achievement! And we all know how Iggles love their achievements. 😛

If you have any questions, you can get in contact with us through either Twitter (@IggleFlicks) or e-mail (iggleflicks@gmail.com).

Now, as you may have heard, this month is a big ‘un, because it is the IGGPPC’s second birthday on the 19th! Therefore, this month’s chosen movies include a significant character’s birthday. Read on for our March Movies.

Note: If you need a time zone converter for the watch-a-long dates, there is a handy online one, here.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
[IMDb page]

When a boy called Harry Potter turns 11-year-olds, he is whisked away from his neglectful aunt and uncle to begin his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. With his new found friends, Ron and Hermione, he faces the mysteries and dangers of this new world. This is the first film in the Harry Potter series, based on the books by J.K. Rowling.

Watch-a-long dates:
Hosted by Regan – Thursday, 12th March @ 8pm AEDT / 9am GMT (Thursday)
Hosted by Kristy – Thursday, 12th March @ 8pm CST / 2am GMT (Friday, 13th March)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

[IMDb page]

A newly engaged couple’s car breaks down in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

A cult classic that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will have you singing along to iconic songs, such as the Time Warp, and giving you one fun, crazy ride that you are sure to remember.

This movie does contain adult content, so it may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Watch-a-long dates:
Hosted by Regan – Thursday, 26th March @ 8pm AEDT / 9am GMT (Thursday)
Hosted by Kristy – Thursday, 26th March @ 8pm CST / 2am GMT (Friday, 27th March)
Bonus film:
Last week, we heard the very sad news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing at age 83. Actor, film director, poet, singer, and photographer, Nimoy was largely known for his iconic role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series. A beloved character of many within the geek community, we wish to honour the memory of Nimoy by watching the Star Trek movie he directed, co-wrote, and starred in.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
[IMDb page]

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

There will only be one viewing of this movie, and some of the IGGPPC staff will be joining us.

Watch-a-long dates:
Saturday, 7th March @ 8pm (CST) / Sunday, 8th March @ 1pm (AEDT) **Simultaneous


Well, that’s it for this month. We look forward to watching and discussing movies with you!