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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:10 pm

jjoyce wrote:I'll admit to watching 15 minutes of Roadhouse nearly every time I find it, mainly in anticipation for one of the many incredible lines.


Ain't it the truth Joyice? Just like a car accident. Cannot surf past that movie. The pull is too great. Damn you A&E!

It always kills me that there's supposed to be this underground brotherhood of professional "coolers" who all keep in touch and help each other out...I wonder if they have a convention someplace every year?
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby kittenwithawhip » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:47 pm

"Roadhouse" was a favorite of the MST3K/Rifftrax writers. Everything about it was perfect comedy fodder for those boys. Here are a couple of examples:

A Patrick Swayze Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZyJCV_dyug

Rifftrax Roadhouse Rumble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX7W7wt7aRg

And these are people who really KNOW bad movies.

That said, worst movie? Birdemic, Shock and Terror.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby doppel » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:13 pm

Not sure if it was a bad movie, but I liked Lake Placid. Not sure I really liked Cabin Boy, but I think it weaves seamlessly into this thread.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:34 pm

doppel wrote: Not sure I really liked Cabin Boy, but I think it weaves seamlessly into this thread.
Not so! I will staunchly defend the brilliance of Cabin Boy to all comers. The cast alone makes it genius: Brian Doyle-Murray, Brion James, James Gammon, Ann Magnuson, Andy Richter, Melora Walters, Russ Tamblyn, Earl Hofert!
"I'm sorry, sir. I was just pondering what drifter's corpse you stole those shoes from."
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Not so! I will staunchly defend the brilliance of Cabin Boy to all comers.


I'll back you up on that.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Dipper » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:42 pm

Steven Spielberg's 1941. It may not qualify as a truly bad movie (the set pieces, stunts and pyrotechnics are incredible), but it was savaged by critics when it came out in 1978, branding it a too-big comedy without any real laughs. I like watching it for all the in-jokes and the bits that were reused in the Indiana Jones' movies.

And speaking of Swayze vehicles, anyone for Red Dawn?
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby minicat » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm

Girl Happy. Elvis' best bad movie.

Extra credit: Elvis' best good movie: Flaming Star.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Dipper » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Elvis' best good movie: Flaming Star.


Nah. It's King Creole. "You lookin' for trouble? You've come to the right place."
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Dipper wrote:Steven Spielberg's 1941. It may not qualify as a truly bad movie (the set pieces, stunts and pyrotechnics are incredible), but it was savaged by critics when it came out in 1978, branding it a too-big comedy without any real laughs.


I agree with Nathan Rabin's assessment: Fiasco.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Hudson Hawk. Also, AV Club just posted a nice piece on the meta-commentary virtues of Demolition Man.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:14 pm

Demolition man is bad and not in a good way
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby scratch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Crossroads. The 1986 Ralph Macchio movie, not the later Britney Spears movie with the same name... please. A cheesy flick about searching for Robert Johnson's lost song. It's good-bad, but what's not to like. Steve Vai plays the devil's prodigy and even Harry Carey, Jr. has a bit part. Ry Cooder produced the music.


My favorite good-bad tidbit for Crossroads is when one character or another says that Muddy Waters discovered electricity when any blues guitar fan knows Lightnin' Hopkins discovered electricity. Perhaps the makers found Lightnin' to be too obscure to bother with.

Howard the Duck was one of my favorites when I was being Mr. Mom in the '80s. It (along with Ghostbusters and Wizard of Oz) kept my three-year-old son occupied most afternoons-- and enabled his learning how to run the VCR.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby rrnate » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Dipper wrote:
Elvis' best good movie: Flaming Star.


Nah. It's King Creole. "You lookin' for trouble? You've come to the right place."


No way man - King Creole is on the shortlist of actual good Elvis movies, plus it stands as potentially the ONLY Elvis movie where all the songs are good!
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby The Center Square » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:32 pm

I stumbled across DEAD HEAT recently on netflix.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094961/
1988

Wow.
AMAZING.
I highly suggest it.
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Re: Favorite bad movie?

Postby Ducatista » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:31 pm

doppel wrote:Not sure if it was a bad movie, but I liked Lake Placid.

Wondered it anyone had posted this. It's on right now, perfect company as I clean out work emails before the week begins.

Bet I've seen Lake Placid ten times, a victim of Can't Surf Past It Syndrome. I can take or leave Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda, but they're tolerable here, and I love Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Platt, & Betty White. And bit parts from Adam Arkin and Mariska Hargitay? What's not to love.
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