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Old 03-17-10, 08:09 AM   #12
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Re: First Annual B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-in Movie Challenge ***Lists Go Here***

Goal: 50
* = First Time Viewing

April 1
01. Cavegirl (1985)* Started this at midnight eastern time and managed to get through it without falling asleep; however, that really was a challenge. 3/10
02. Coach (1978)* Cathy Lee Crosby is hired as the coach of a boys high school basketball team and falls for one of her players. It's a story straight out of todays headlines!!! 5/10

April 2
03. Jocks (1986)* WOW, that was bad. Not even Christopher Lee and a young, hot Mariska Hargitay could save this. 2/10

April 4
04. My Tutor (1983)* Well, that was a little better. At least they attempted a little character development. 5/10
05. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)* 4/10
06. The Van (1977)* Who knew vans were such panty droppers? 5/10

April 6
07. The Beach Girls (1982)* No plot what-so-ever, just lots of gratitutious nudity. That's not all bad!!! 4/10
08. Hunk (1987)* With characters named Hunk Golden, Constantine Constapopolis, Laurel Springs, Skeet Mecklenberger and Coaster Royce, how can it be bad? I actually kind of enjoyed this one for some strange reason. 6/10

April 7
09. My Chauffeur (1986)* Had a few humerous moments, but overall, very average. 4/10

April 8
10. Malibu Beach (1978)* You know it's bad when the star of the movie is a dog trained to steal bikini tops. 2/10

April 9
11. Tomboy (1985)* Not too bad, I suppose, but then again, not really very good either. 4/10

April 10
12. Weekend Pass (1984)* This was horrible, probably the worst I've seen yet. 1/10
13. The Giant Gila Monster (1959)* Falls into the category of so bad, it's good. I especially liked how the monster seemed to change sizes. Sometimes it look like the size of several cars, other times it looked like it was a few inches long. 4/10

April 11
14. Action Jackson (1988)* I liked this. Not 100% sure it counts because it looked big budget at times; however, IMDB lists it as Blaxploitation, so I'll count it unless someone objects. 6/10
15. Poison (2001)* Directed by Jim Wynorski. I liked this one a little more than I should. Reminded me of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Definitely better than the 2.6 rating on IMDB. 5/10
16. The Killer Shrews (1959)* Another one that's so corny, it's good. 4/10
17. Pick-Up (1975)* I have no idea what I watched here. I think you have to be high to get anything out of it. 2/10

April 12
18. The Teacher (1974)* Not bad, much better than I expected and Angel Tompkins is hot. Good, creepy performance by Anthony James. 6/10
19. Best Friends (1975)* A little deeper than most B-Movies; however, something seemed to be missing. 4/10

April 13
20. Trip with the Teacher (1975)* Not bad, but could have been so much better. 5/10
21. The Sister-in-Law (1974)* 5/10

April 14
22. The Stepmother (1972)* Somewhat entertaining, but I'll probably never watch it again. 5/10

April 15
23. Malibu High (1979)* 4/10

April 16
24. Cindy and Donna (1970)* Not much plot, just lots of nudity. 4/10

April 17
25. Class of 1984 (1982)* By far, the best movie I've watched for this challenge. Not at all what I expected, but I loved it. 8/10
26. Showgirls (1995) Always good for a laugh or two. 5/10

April 18
27. City of Violence (2006)* Pretty good South Korean crime flick. Good fight scenes. 6/10
28. Shadow Man (2006)* Starring Steven Seagal who can't move like he used to, but still a pretty entertaining movie. I liked it. 6/10
29. Until Death (2007)* Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Good story that drags a little in the middle. Overall, a good watch. 5/10

April 19
30. The Glimmer Man (1996)* Another entertaining Seagal movie. Also, has Keenen Ivory Wayans and Brian Cox who were both good. 6/10
31. Out of Reach (2004)* This was a not so good Seagal film. Seemed like it lasted forever despite being only 86 minutes. 3/10

April 20
32. Second in Command (2006)* This is Jean-Claude Van Damme at his best. Nothing that hasn't been seen before, but I loved it!!! 7/10
33. Diamond Dogs (2007)* Starring Dolph Lundgren. Had the potential to be good, but something was missing. 4/10

April 21
34. It's Alive (1974)* Directed by Larry Cohen. Decent 70's horror movie. Not very scary by todays standards, but who can't love a killer baby? 5/10

April 26
35. It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978)* Directed by Larry Cohen. Pretty good sequel. I think I liked this one a little better than the original. Not just one killer baby, but three!!! 6/10

April 27
36. It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987)* Directed by Larry Cohen. By far the weakest of the trilogy, but still somewhat entertaining. Better special effects and gore, but weaker storyline. 4/10
37. The Russian Specialist (2005)* Good shootout at the end, but was a struggle to get there. Dolph Lundgren is just not quite the action star Seagal and Van Damme are. 3/10

April 28
38. Above the Law (1988)* Steven Seagal's first feature film. Not his best, but decent 5/10


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 -(optional)
1930 -
1940 -
1950 - The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
1960 -
1970 - Coach (1978)
1980 - Cavegirl (1985)
1990 - Showgirls (1995)
2000 - Poison (2001)

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
G - (optional)
PG -
PG-13 - (optional)
R - Cavegirl (1985)
X (or NC-17) - Showgirls (1995)
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Cindy and Donna (1970)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
First format, DVD, Cavegirl (1985)
Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: The Killer Shrews (1959)
A Token Horror B-Movie: It's Alive (1974)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
Sword & Sandal
Spaghetti Western
Cannibal Film
Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film: City of Violence (2006)
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film
Any "Ninja" film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation: Action Jackson (1988)
Any type
Nudie Cutie
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film: The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
1 Jocks (1986) - Christopher Lee
2 Shadow Man (2006) - Steven Seagal
3 Until Death (2007) - Jean-Claude Van Damme
4 The Glimmer Man (1996) - Steven Seagal
5 Out of Reach (2004) - Steven Seagal
6 Second in Command (2006) - Jean-Claude Van Damme
7 Diamond Dogs (2007) - Dolph Lundgren
8 The Russian Specialists (2005) - Dolph Lundgren
9 Above the Law (1988) - Steven Seagal
10 Above the Law (1988) - Pam Grier

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
1 Poison (2001) - Jim Wynorski
2 It's Alive (1974) - Larry Cohen
3 It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978) - Larry Cohen
4 It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987) - Larry Cohen

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
1 Cavegirl (1985) - Crown International Pictures
2 My Tudor (1983) - Crown International Pictures
3 The Pom Pom Girls (1976) - Crown International Pictures
4 My Chauffeur (1986) - Crown International Pictures
5 Tomboy (1985) - Crown International Pictures

Last edited by jmsmath; 05-04-10 at 11:06 AM.
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