Monday, November 6, 2017

Twas the Best of Movies, Twas the Worst of Movies

JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING: I love disaster movies. If there's a flick that has meteors hurtling to the earth, tidal waves that topple New York, people getting flash-frozen in the midwest or Los Angeles getting smoked in an earthquake/volcano/alien invasion, I'm there. Which is to say why the Smithie, her girlfriend and I were recently in the audience for GEOSTORM, despite its abysmal rating of 11% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The terrible reviews are well deserved. This movie didn't just ignore actual science (which, frankly, is to be expected in this genre. There's zero explanation, for instance, of why the planet starts cracking like a hardboiled egg in 2012. The Mayans said it would, that's good enough for us.) GEOSTORM also ignored human nature, political reality, basic engineering standards, OSHA, the passage of time and the fact that a deputy undersecretary at the US State Department wouldn't show up for work with shaggy hair and a three-day SexyStubble(TM).

Nonetheless, we had a GREAT time watching it. We snorted at the ridiculous plot twists, whispered, "Wait, didn't he say earlier..." to each other, and every time a character said, "There's going to be a GEOSTORM!" (which happened, I'm happy to say, frequently) we would make faces like the Screamer in Edvard Munch's painting. The movie lasted an hour and three quarters, and we spent at least twice that long afterwards tearing it apart. It was that rare bird; a deeply enjoyable, thoroughly Bad Movie.

Reds, do you have any cinematic stinkers you love?

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I burst out laughing, picturing you two. SO many great bad movies. And they are definitely a different animal than just a bad movie. Take, for example POINT BREAK. So ridiculous, with Patrick Swayze as an enlightened surfer who moonlights with the presidential mask-wearing surfing colleagues as bank robbers. So, of course, FBI agent Keanu Reaves learns to surf so he can infiltrate the gang. I forget the rest. but it is wonderfully bad. Especially the "ending."


BEETLEJUICE, but wait, that's actually good, right? And SPEED, again, sorry, Keanu Reeves as a state cop who has to keep driving the bus at 50 miles per hour so the speed-detonated bomb on it doesn't go off.  Or wait, does Sandra Bullock drive the bus? Anyway, fabulous.  CONTAGION, with Dustin Hoffman, I think, trying to stop the world from dying of plague or something.

There was recently a movie that I almost made Jonathan go to that was supposed to be so bad that it was famous for being terrible. Anyone know what that was? And forgive me, but I thought WONDER WOMAN, though fun to watch, was absolutely ridiculous. Made NO sense whatsoever. I KNOW it's fantasy. But fantasy still has to make sense. Don't get me started on what didn't make sense, because the list is too long.

I can't wait to hear what movies you all pick. And the old horror movies don't count. The Incredible Shrinking Man. That was great.


JENN McKINLAY: I saw SPEED eight times. In the theater. I am not kidding. It is bad and my girlfriend and I loved it so hard. Still do.

DEBORAH CROMBIE: Hank, you can't diss SPEED! I love SPEED! Who cares if Sandra Bullock could really drive the bus? But, seriously, the first thing that comes to my mind is THE LAST STARFIGHTER. In case anyone has missed this gem, it came out in 1984 and starred Lance Guest (did he ever make another movie?) and Robert Preston. Yes, THE MUSIC MAN. It's about a poor boy from a trailer park in New Mexico who is a whiz at video games, so aliens recruit him to fly a spaceship and SAVE THE UNIVERSE!!!! There is a car that takes off, and Robert Preston pulls off his human face to reveal his alien face! The space battle scenes look like they were done in somebody's garage with Star Wars toys. The dialogue is dreadful. But, still, there's something so charming about the trailer park that I'd watch it just for those parts. And, no big spoiler, Alex (Lance Guest) really does save the universe.

HANK: I LOVE The Last Starfighter. Brilliant. Genius.  What a great plot, right?  And Robert Preston, perfection.
HALLIE EPHRON: My vote goes to STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE. I'm afraid Jar Jar Binks hammered the nail in that coffin for me. But I've heard the SWs movies have gotten better since. In that one, it was like they fired all the writers and the actors ad libbed. Dreadful, except for special effects.

My daughter and I just disagreed on LA LA LAND. I loved it. She HATED it. Unbelievable, she said. Well duh, I said.

JULIA
: Hallie, I just pretend the prequel trilogy never happened.

RHYS BOWEN: I am so picky about movies that I rarely see stinkers. I don't like disaster movies. I would have had to be dragged to Sharknado which my daughter in LA thought was screamingly funny. I enjoyed the first three Star Wars but my interested quickly waned from then on. I actually quite liked WonderWoman, but then I did watch it on a plane, snuggled in my pod with a glass of wine, with nothing else to do and nowhere else to be! Loved LA LA LAND. I've seen it since twice on planes (I seem to do much of my movie watching on long flights). I really hated THE HOBBIT--so different in tone from the book that they missed the point of it. But since most of the movies I go to seem to star Judi Dench or Maggie Smith or Kate Winslett or all three, nobody ever has to save the world from sharks or aliens!

HANK: Rhys, you had me at snuggling in a pod with wine.

JENN: Hank, you aren't alone with POINT BREAK. Hub loves that movie while admitting it's ridiculous. TREMORS with Kevin Bacon, we both adore. I mean, giant worms in the desert, come on, what is not to love? And, Julia, I hear you on disaster films. My favorite disaster type movie is Twister. Helen Hunt chasing tornadoes with Bill Paxton. Cows fly by. This is great stuff! Am I right?

JULIA: Oh, yes.

INGRID THOFT: SPEED is not a bad movie!  SPEED is fabulous!  I think I saw it about five times in the theaters, Jenn, and I watched a year ago on a long plane flight.  It held up after all this time!  I also share Julia’s love of disaster films.  TOWERING INFERNO is a winner, as is THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.  I was so hopeful that the recent THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba was going to be good, but it tanked on Rotten Tomatoes and in the theater.  Fingers crossed it’s the good kind of bad, and it will become a new favorite when I can watch it on demand.

JULIA: Let us know, Ingrid! How about you, dear readers? What are your favorite bad movies?


70 comments:

  1. I’m with Jenn on both “Tremors” and “Twister,” but my personal “so bad they’re good” nominations are for “Plan 9 From Outer Space” with aliens resurrecting dead humans as zombies and vampires and “The Devil’s Rain,” a twisty tale with Satanists in rural America melting their victims . . . .

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  2. I'm not much for disaster movies, but I did enjoy "Dante's Peak" some many years ago: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, and lots of spewing lava. "Tremors" was also a hoot, with Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire. And, while I haven't seen "Point Break," I did enjoy the touching tribute to it in "Hot Fuzz." But I think Julia has hit on the real secret to enjoying a bad movie--the hours of discussion that come after as you dissect it with your family or friends.

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    1. Ahhh, Dante's Peak. What's not to love about Pierce Brosnan?!

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  3. If you want to see a really bad movie, watch Cool World starring Brad Pitt. It is incredibly bad. Also, I know a lot of people love it, but I thought Fargo was such a POC movie that it quite literally sucked the life force out of me so that I couldn't get off the couch to turn the movie off. Also, I love the movie Elektra (starring Jennifer Garner), even though it is an almost preposterously bad movie.

    And I would like to make a stand in favor of The Last Starfighter. It is a GREAT movie! Come on people, in 1984 beating a space video game and becoming a real life Alex Rogan by defending the Frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada would've been every teenage boy's dream come true.

    Plus, in all honesty, who wouldn't have wanted to fly off into outer space with Maggie at the end of the movie?

    It was the first movie to use extensive CGI. We had the VHS, then when they came out with an anniversary edition DVD we got that too. Whenever I come across the movie on TV, I stop what I'm doing and watch it.

    Also, it took me 29 years but I finally got to meet Maggie (Catherine Mary Stewart) when she appeared at the Rhode Island Comic Con in 2013. I got to talk with her, ask her a couple of questions, get my DVD signed and got a great pic with her as well. It was an amazing experience!

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    1. Jay, I think for many of us who were/are musical geeks, the Bridge Too Far in Last Starfighter was Robert Preston as... the lizard guy. I could not for the life of me stop seeing Harold Hill or Carroll "Toddy" Todd. I was waiting for him to burst into song for most of the movie.

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    2. Julia, while I had a mother who made sure I watched a lot of musicals growing up I don't recall seeing Preston in one. So perhaps that is why I don't have any issue with him as an intergalactic lizard con artist/hustler. Plus he looked like he was having a ball in the role.

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  4. Fargo... FARGO?!? Duck stamp. Vastly pregnant Frances McDormand. Woodchipper. COMEON, Jay, it's a great movie.

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    1. Sorry Hallie, HATED IT!

      And I wasn't alone. My mother got up and left the room and my father despised it as well.

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    2. If you're going to hate on Fargo, Jay, what is your opinion of The Big Lebowski? Because that fantasy bowling sequence just about hit my limit.

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    3. I hated The Big Lebowski... I know a gazillion people who loved it.

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    4. I have watched Fargo at least three times, and I wouldn't miss the TV series either. The Big Lebowski was another classic. But La La Land? Have tried twice, can't get past 20 minutes. Pure schlock. Does this mean we're breaking up Hallie?

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    5. I have no opinion on The Big Lebowski because I haven't seen it. But then again I have no interest in seeing it either, for what that is worth.

      Of course, I saw Thor Ragnarok this weekend, a movie that should've been right in my wheelhouse of movies to love, but I found myself both annoyed by the mostly failed attempts at humor and bored at times during the action sequences

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    6. Hallie, I can never get all the way through The Big Lebowski, although Rick loves it. And I've never seen Fargo!

      But I loved LaLa Land--and so did Rick, much to my surprise.

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  5. Okay, laughing so hard at these picks. Did anyone (hello, Julia!) ever watch Mystery Science Theater? A tv show about a man and his robots trapped aboard some spaceship/satellite/something and forced to watch the worst movies ever made--the fun was in the snarky comments made by the robots and the man as the torture commenced.

    And I'm with those who like to think that the Star Wars prequel trilogy was just a bad dream. Never watched them; never plan to do so.

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    1. I LOVE MST3K! (The ones with Joel are the best.)

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    2. Love Mystery Science Theater. Hub turned me on to it when we were dating - great stuff and horrible, horrible movies!

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    3. Mystery Science Theater! Yes!

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  6. Julia, spot on.

    The concept of the first three Star Wars movies (the prequels) was good - how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. The execution? Well, it left something to be desired.

    I've seen both "Point Break" and "Speed." Poor Keanu Reeves. He is reportedly a good guy, but why are all his movies so awkward?

    What's the one with Bruce Willis where they have to blow up the asteroid? "Armageddon"? We'll stop and watch that every time. Truly cheesy.

    Mary/Liz

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  7. Does it have to be a disaster movie? Because, you know, ST. ELMO'S FIRE....

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    1. I thought that was the DEPTHS of profundity when I first saw it at age 22.

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    2. Wendall, that's just a different kind of "disaster movie."

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  8. I asked John what bad movies he could remember me loving, because I was having trouble thinking of them... He suggested BIRD ON A WIRE. I went to look it up. Yes, it was bad, but sheesh--then I remembered that our first date ever was to see that movie! You can't say it was bad:)

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  9. I think there is a whole 'nother genre of really bad movies when you get into action flicks. I'll admit that I sometimes love a film that exists merely to blow stuff up, but every once in a while I watch one that kills so many people it pretty much has to be bad karma just to watch it. I'll nominate "Taken," "Desperado" for that, then throw in "Next of Kin" just because of Liam Neeson and the snakes. In fact, I think Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze may give Keanu Reeves some competition for the awkward movie award.

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    1. Oooo! And does anybody want to step up and defend "Van Helsing"? I don't think Hugh Jackman was in the same movie as everyone else.

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    2. That movie was just plain awful. Not fun awful, just "I want those two hours of my life back."

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    3. I loved Taken, though the two sequels were not nearly as good. I remember watching Next of Kin but haven't seen it in years so I can't remember where it ranks on the gawdawful scale.

      Of course, I will cross swords and use cross words for anyone who messes with Swayze's Road House movie. :D

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  10. I lived in Belmont Shore when "Speed" was being made, drove along Shoreline Drive to work daily, and watched the filming, so for that reason, and that one only, I loved the movie. Other than that, I'm with Rhys. Is it because we are "of an age" when seeing Judi Dench or Maggie Smith makes us look young? Heh.

    On the other hand, I do admit to watching one disaster movie more than once, and I watch it with great fervor, even own it. It is "Django Unchained." I give it 12 stars out of ten. Best revisionist western ever! Trust me on this. I am a nurse.

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    1. Ann, you made me laugh. "Trust me on this, I'm a nurse."

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  11. There are people who won't admit that Foul Play was an all-time classic, but I'm definitely not one of them. So many great performances in that movie: Chevy Chase back when he was funny, Goldie Hawn at her best, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Gilbert and Sullivan... I know some people don't like The Blues Brothers, either, but I love all the musical scenes and the police chase ("Gee, this mall has everything!"). I liked Harold and Maude a long time ago, and I don't think I knew anyone else who did. Speaking of Keanu, I thought The Replacements was pretty hilarious; I don't know if anyone in that movie did any acting, or if they just showed up and said their lines once. Hackman was incredibly bad. Rhys Ifans smoking nervously on the sidelines was hilarious.

    Thanks for all the other nominations. I'll keep an eye out for them.

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    1. Jim, "Foul Play" gave me nightmares! Granted, I was very young, but that must have been the start of my scaredy cat days. The villain had those creepy eyes, and I remember the backstage scene in the theater. I loved "Harold and Maude," but I haven't seen it recently. I wonder if it holds up...

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    2. I love Harold and Maude, too, but haven't seen it in years. And of course it was partly because of the Cat Steven's soundtrack.

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    3. I love The Blues Brothers - so many great lines!

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  12. I too love disaster movies and hope to see Geostorm on-demand (very soon seems likely, based on the reviews).

    I also agree with Tremors. How can you go wrong with Reba and the Kevin Bacon fighting giant sand worms. LOL.

    Having recently watched the horrible, horrible Lifetime remake, I'm going with the Disney "classic" The Watcher in the Woods. Bette Davis late in her career scaring children, what could go wrong? With a plot that is both brilliant and ridiculous in equal measure.

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    1. Yes, agreed! Tremors is fabulously terrible.

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  13. Clearly, I spend way more time reading that watching movies! This post has been quite an education.

    Julia, there is almost nothing more fun than sharing a laugh fest with a grown daughter. Welcome to the club!

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  14. I loved Foul Play -- I can't even count how many times I've seen it (bang, bang, Kojak!) I recently watched a movie with my daughter and her friends called The Shallows, with Blake Lively. She is stalked by a shark while surfing at a deserted beach in Mexico. It was like being on Mystery Science Theater 3000 where we would give the shark dialogue as well as Blake (as she only had a seagull to talk to). I haven't laughed so hard during a "serious" movie ever!

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    1. I have to admit that I totally enjoyed "The Shallows." It's perverse that I'm a scuba diver who loves shark movies, but there you have it!

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  15. Loved BEETLEJUICE. I thought it was hilarious! Although there were some violent scenes, I did like WONDER WOMAN. Perhaps my feelings will change when we see more women making movies.

    How many of you have seen movies produced or directed by women?

    There has been movies with bad reviews and I loved these movies. One that comes to mind is the Rebel in the Rye, about J.D. Salinger. I loved the movie. And I liked the Tulip movie with Christopher Waltz and Alicia Viklander.

    Diana

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    1. Just saw Goodbye, Christopher Robin and I liked the movie.

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    2. I saw Wonder Woman in the theaters and thought it was fine but nowhere near good enough for all the praise it was getting. I think people confused a great movie with being happy that it was directed by a woman.

      As for your question about seeing movies produced or directed by women, I've said this in a letter to the editor in my local paper a few years ago, but it still remains true now as well...I don't pick what movies to see based on the reproductive genitalia of the director.

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    3. Though I have mixed feelings about Wonder Woman the movie, there were scenes that I really liked and other scenes that I thought was too violent. When I saw it, there was a young mother with two kids (ages 6 and 8). The youngest was scared and he shook the table. Wonder Woman is for teenagers (maybe) and adults, It is not for young children. The Wonder Woman tv series with Lynda Carter was milder than the movie.

      I get what you mean about "people confusing a great movie with being happy it was directed by a woman", which is why I said I think we need to see MORE women direct movies so it is no longer a novelty.

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  16. I can not stand disaster flicks.

    I saw the new Thor movies this weekend, and I thought it was pretty bad. It had a definitely 80's post-apocalyptic vibe to it and just didn't work.

    I am addicted to Hallmark's mystery movies despite their obvious cheese. Don't watch any others, but I do enjoy the mysteries.

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    1. As I mentioned in a reply above, I saw Thor Ragnarok this weekend and I was very disappointed by it.

      I used to like the Hallmark Mystery movies but lately they've been making ones that I don't really care to watch. My favorite series of movies from that network was the Mystery Woman series starring Kellie Martin and Clarence Williams III. She owned a mystery bookstore and solved crimes...they were awesome!

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    2. I love the Hallmark mystery series, especially the Kellie Martin series the Mystery Woman who owned a mystery bookstore. So many changed over the years.

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  17. I love how much you're willing to go to the mat on Speed. Yes!
    Deep Blue Sea is my go to bad movie. Love it.

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    1. Yes! I loved "Deep Blue Sea"! Another shark movie! What's wrong with me?

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    2. And can I just say, from tornado country, that I LOVE Twister!!! Flying semis, flying cows, Cary Elwes as the bad guy! Fabulous!!

      And I don't know if Independence Day counts as a disaster movie, but I love that one, too.

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    3. Stephanie, Deep Blue Sea is a fantastic bad movie. LL Cool J had the best lines in that movie.

      Deborah, in Twister I was rooting for the tornado. In the original Anaconda movie I was rooting for the snake. And Independence Day is a great bad disaster movie. The sequel was just a disaster.

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  18. AIRPLANE! A classic disaster movie spoof. Still like to watch this every few years, and we still quote it all the time..."I picked the wrong day to stop smoking, doing drugs, etc" LOL

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    1. It could be a brooch, it could be a pterodactyl... xox!

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  19. I don't watch disaster or horror movies because they usually give me nightmares!

    The movie I recently saw that had such a high body count that my friend and I started making a list was Kidnap. How did she manage to survive all those car crashes-in one day- that killed everyone else?

    DebRo

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  20. Soooo many disaster movies to choose from! I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and love Twister. So cheesy, but so fun. I love Speed, mostly because I saw it with my teenaged daughters who were madly in love with Keanu Reeves. The Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure (the original), Earthquake...bad movies, but who can resist all those gorgeous stars we were all in love with? Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Charlton Heston, etc., etc.

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  21. These comments are a hoot. Best line goes to Hallie "it was like they fired all the writers and the actors ad libbed." I am busily making a list of terrible movies to watch with my adult children over the holidays.

    I second Pauline's vote for Airplane. Best movie ever, who can forget Robert Hays' take off on John Travolta's disco dancing in SN Fever?

    Does anyone remember Soylent Green from the early 70's? Terrible movie; though now that I think about it the plot had to do with the effects of greenhouse gases on the earth. Luckily I had broken my eyeglasses right before the movie so the whole thing was rather hazy.

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    1. My husband and his best friend still make Soylent Green jokes to this day -- I never got them, because I never saw the movie, but they do it so often that I'm starting to laugh!

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    2. OMG! Charleton Heston IS Soylent Green!

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  22. Two disaster movies that I absolutely love in spite of their obvious schlock are Twister and Volcano. Both have that mesmerizing quality where, if I stumble upon them already in process, I am likely to stop whatever I am doing and just watch to the end.

    A truly, truly bad movie that I have enjoyed is Earth Girls Are Easy. This 1988 stinker starred Gina Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. It was so broadly awful that it was hilarious.

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    1. Earth Girls Are Easy is one of my favorite films! Not because it's bad. It's wonderfully hilarious and incredibly sweet. Evidence: here's a youtube of a musical number 'Cause I'm a Blonde... yay yay, yay!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Wi3A3skb0

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  23. I'm with you, Julia! Nothing is more entertaining than a truly bad disaster movie. I loved how city bulldozers in L.A. made a path for the lava to flow in Volcano. And the underground volcano in NYC? Still laughing tears when the grouchy neighbor opened his wooden door and lava flowed out on him. That was a hell of a door. I need one. I've never forgotten talking to some young 20-something who was convinced that contraption in Twister really worked and could stop tornadoes. Really. Just shoot those silver balls up in the sky and your worries are over. Some of the best worst movies pop up on SyFy. One of my favorites is Big Ass Spider. Loved it. Funny like Tremors.

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  24. I love Jumpin Jack Flash with Whoopi Goldberg. The first 3/4 of that movie are hysterical. And I also love disaster movies -- why is that?

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    1. I really liked Jumpin Jack Flash -- "Mick -- speak ENGLISH!"

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  25. Okay, rereading the comments here reminded me of a terrible disaster movie, one that still cracks me up: Planet of the Apes. I saw it with a boyfriend, we would have walked to the theater, holding hands, and wearing our matching shirts. We saw a couple of movies together, all of which have become classics, including Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and maybe 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Planet of the Apes was shocking, back in the 60's, but hilarious now, in so many ways. Charlton Heston in a fur loincloth, for one.

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  26. I LURVE bad movies!

    RoboShark? I'm in.
    Sand Sharks? You bet!
    Sharktopus? Darn tootin'.

    There are rules though.

    Nudity is unnecessary. You don't need it to sell your movie about a three-headed shark. I'm either in or I'm not because of the shark. Topless bathing beauties ruin the fun. Happily, that seems to have been rectified in the sequels - 4-Headed Shark Attack and 5-Headed Shark Attack.

    The top-billed actor had better be the best actor in the thing or the worst. I'm tuning in to see some ridiculousness so give it to me.

    Sharknado works because Ian Ziering acts like a shark tornado is the most logical thing to ever happen in his life - ditto him loving April (as played by Tara Reid see above re: best/worst actor), who is the most annoying, needs-to-be-eaten character in any movie I've ever seen.

    If you go into these movies with the attitude that they're supposed to be bad, then you're more than likely to enjoy them.

    I highly recommend Sand Sharks. It's a rather undercover entry that seems to have slipped by people's radar. Corin Nemec is hilarious!



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  27. Oh my gosh! This is the best!! I spy so many movies that I adore with a deep and abiding (and almost unreasonable) love here. (Foul Play? Check. Airplane? Check, check, check!)

    My husband and I have a whole genre we've dubbed MOS (Movies of Shame). I see some of our favorite titles in the lists above. Others...well, too much shame to name. ;) :)

    xo

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  28. For the live of me I couldn't remember seeing any movie that might qualify. Most, I just hated if they were that bad. But then I remembered "I Drink Your Blood" which is every bit as bad as it sounds. The only reason I even saw it was that I heard an actual movie was made in 1970 the tiny upstate NY town where I used to live. It was really bad about these people who were going to get back at the bad guys by giving them meat pies made with the blood from a rabid animal.

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  29. What fun seeing all these movies from the past! I'm definitely on board with Speed, The Towering Inferno, and The Poseidon Adventure (the original). And, I'm embarrassed to admit how many times I've watched Twister. I don't know that I can categorize BeetleJuice with the others, and it is one of my favorite movies, not one I think of as a bad movie. Tremors is one I've probably watched a few times, such a hoot.

    Does anyone else remember the 1972 movie Duel, starring Dennis Weaver, directed by Steven Spielberg, story and screenplay by Richard Matheson. Weaver was a businessman in his car, driving on a desert California highway and was being terrorized by a huge gas-hauling semi-truck. This movie has many admirers who tout Spielberg and Matheson as geniuses with its creation. I can't say I ever considered it a masterpiece, more in the so bad it's great, but I have watched it more than once.

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  30. I have great love for Duel! Remember watching it on tv when it came out. Now I do have a deep and abiding love for movies that are so bad they're good. Going back to the 50's there's the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman; that giant floppy fake hand coming on screen to grab people was the best. From the 60's, Night of the Lepus where giant killer rabbits attack. From the 70's Airport 77. This is another 747 hijack movie but this one crash lands in the ocean and the survivors have to find a way to get the surface alive. (saw this one at the drive in with now hubby then boyfriend). From the 80's when all the pro wrestlers thought they could star in movies Hell Comes to Frogtown. After a nuclear disaster, Hell (played by Rowdy Roddy Piper) is discovered to be one of the last fertile men alive and is sent to Frogtown to rescue human women being held in a harem by mutated frogs. Yeah, this one you gotta see. he also did They Live where he has special sunglasses that let him see the aliens that have invaded us so that he can gun them down. Great times. The Sci/Fi channel (before it became SyFy) used to run marathons of bad movies hosted by Elvira on Saturday night. Great fun.
    I'm on the MyST train too! Lots of bad but good movies there and I have a feeling we aren't far away from eating Soylent Green. There's one with Sean Connery in a fur thong battling something. The movie is Zardoz. I did watch Sharknado when it first aired on SyFy and loved it's over the top play. But all the rest are just trying too hard. This is very stream of consciousness so better wrap this up. Hope some of you can enjoy this wonderfully bad movies too.

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    1. Mary, Night of the Lepus is my favorite movie to make fun of. Hahaha!

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