Hi, everyone! Regan, here. 🙂

Last month over on the forums, we announced some exciting changes to Iggle Flicks. Basically, we are going back to our cinema club roots, and bringing back voting! Each month, we will post a thread on the forums, asking for your movie suggestions. Then, we will compile those suggestions into a poll and you can vote on what movies you want to watch the following month. You will be able to decide on two movies each month. One of those movies will always coincide with the IGGPPC’s montly theme.

In saying that, this month is Super Villains! So, your first movie pick for this month features an iconic Disney villain. Also this month, International Space Day was on the 1st of May, so in honour of that, you folks chose a sci-fi classic that many people know and love, and if you haven’t seen it, this is your chance to finally watch it! We also have a bonus film for you this month, chosen by Kristy and I, which we are excited about (because it has a favourite villain of ours). We hope you are, too!

Onto May’s Iggle Flicks!

 

Maleficent

Maleficent (2014)

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Discussion thread: Click here

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
– Written by Walt Disney Pictures.

Watch-along dates:
Hosted by Kristy – Sunday, 10th May @ 8pm CDT / 1am GMT (Monday, 11th May)
Hosted by Regan – Sunday, 17th May @ 8pm AEST / 10am GMT (Sunday)

Note: If you need a time zone converter, there is a handy online one, here.

 

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element (1997)

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Discussion thread: Click here

Korben Dallas, an ex-soldier turned luckless cab driver, has just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: Leeloo, the perfect beauty, the perfect being… the perfect weapon. Together, they must save the world from the universe’s ultimate evil. Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich star in this outrageous sci-fi adventure from acclaimed director Luc Besson (Leon).

 

Bonus film:

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

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Discussion thread: Click here

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been making headway against local crime — until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (the late Heath Ledger in his Oscar-winning role) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City.

To stop this devious new menace — Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet — he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes…
– Written by Warner Bros.

You have the entire month to watch any or all of these movies, so you can watch them whenever it is convenient for you. Once you have have, hit up the forums and discuss the movies with your fellow Iggles.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or need an achievement for watching one of our Iggle Flicks, you can get in contact with us through either Twitter (@IggleFlicks) or our e-mail (iggleflicks@gmail.com).

We look forward to watching and discussing movies with you!

Your loving film fanatics –

Regan & Kristy