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Old 06-07-04, 09:36 PM
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Groucho's Movie Challenge Week 14: Awesomely Bad Movie Week

What is Grouchoís Movie Challenge? Its mission is simple: let us all, as a forum, work to seek out films that might otherwise slip our radar. Each week, anybody who wants to participate will see a film within the guidelines, and return back to the forum to report on the film they saw. Itís easy, itís fun, and everybody can participate. Itís not a trivia contestÖitís not a gameÖitís merely a way we can all be exposed to new avenues of film appreciationÖor at the very least see a good flick or two.

Week 14: Watch a movie with <30% at Rotten Tomatoes

Going to torture you all this week . As always, try to watch something you have never seen before (not that you would ever re-watch a movie this bad).

This is your mission. Good luck.

Missed a previous version of the Movie Challenge? Itís never too late to play:

Week 1: Old Movie Week
Week 2: Foreign Film Week
Week 3: Silence is Golden
Week 4: The Truth is Stranger
Week 5: IMDB Top 250
Week 6: Unfamiliar Genres
Week 7: Martial Arts Films
Week 8: Watch a movie you didn't originally like
Week 9: If it ain't broke...FIX IT ANYWAY!
Week 10: The Greatest Year (The Year you were born)
Week 11: The Cannes Film Festival
Week 12: Theatrical Anime Feature
Week 13: Top 100 DVD Census 2004
Old 06-07-04, 09:40 PM
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Why is this still Groucho's Movie Challenge?
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here's one

Domestic Disturbance

Battlefield Earth

Swordfish

Yes, I saw all three in the theater. For those people like myself who love to be tortured by extremely bad Travolta movies.
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I thought the original intent of the GMC was to see good movies that we wouldn't normally see?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
I thought the original intent of the GMC was to see good movies that we wouldn't normally see?
Ah - you'd be suprised. I've found the good "Bad" movie. Breakin' and Breaking 2 are often mocked and ridiculed, but I suspect that very few people have ever actually seen them.

Are they great movies? No - but entertaining and fun, certanly. And they dont deserve the scorn heaped upon them.

So if you choose wisely, you can get good bad movies.
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I think <30 is too generous. If you want to go really bad it should be set at <15 or (shudder) <10.

Or go with the bottom 100 at IMDB.

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hmmm... Gigli? or From Justin to Kelly?

I may have to go to a video store where nobody knows me.
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i just watched cabin boy for the second time the other day. the first time i thought it was so bad that i swore i would't watch it again. this time i laughed a few times. "dr. evil voice" (your stock is rising cabin boy)
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drat, I just watched Flesh Gordon - which while bad, was a hoot and a half.
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Somehow, Good Burger only got 23%.
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I watched The Life of David Gale. 19% at Totten Tomatoes.

I didn't think it was as bad as the reviews make it seem, and it was better than a lot of the other trash I've seen coming out lately. It kept me interested, but there were some instances where I thought the characters in the film were not acting as smart as they should have been. This film is definitely not a must see, but I don't regret losing the two hours I spent watching it.
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Going with Freddy Got Fingered.

When the stocks are high, you buy!!
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Well, I went ahead and watched Paycheck, which was graced with a 23% at RT. It certainly wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but it damn sure wasn't the worst. It entertained me for the entire two hours, which is something I can't say about many "better" movies. Good thing I borrowed it, as it's pretty much disposable.
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I'm going to go with Soldier, starring Kurt Russell. I got this from Wal-Mart's $5 bin a while back, and never had any reason to watch, until now. This had a whopping 7% at Rotten Tomatoes, and there were only two reviews that were positive (both from the same guy, different publications.)

If I survive the experience, I will let everyone know how it was...
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I can't believe I actually rented....


Good Burger (1997) (Rotten Tomato Score: 23%)

Director: Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues)

Cast
Kel Mitchell
Kenan Thompson
Abe Vigoda
Sinbad

"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?"

I guess it's inevitable that all DVDTalkers must eventually see Good Burger. The movie is bad, but I was surprised to find that it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. In fact, I would actually recommend the movie for kids under 13.

This is the simple story of a fast food restaurant and Ed the simple-minded cashier, along comes Desmond working a summer job to help pay for damages to Sinbad's car and competition from the new Mondo-Burger across the street. Mondo-Burger is evil of course, but Good Burger prevails thanks to Ed's secret sauce.

The Mondo-Burger employees will do anything to steal the sauce, but their schemes will ultimately backfire and put Mondo-Burger out of business.

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Mirror Mirror 3. I don't know what rottentomatoes gave it, but part 4 has a lot to live down to.
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Soldier turned out to be decent, although I got about what I expected from it: a summer action flick. It certainly wasn't the worst movie ever filmed, which to me will always be Battlefield Earth.

About the only thing I didn't like was the moments when the film seemed to only be a few frames a second. I am not sure if this was for "dramatic effect" or if there was something wrong with the encoding on the DVD.

There wasn't a lot of explanation as to WHY soldiers were bred from birth, especially when this takes place only a few years after the present. Also, the tech level seemed a bit high (IMHO,) for a near-future tale.

All in all, though, I found the movie to be enjoyable, and I felt that character development was good, especially for Kurt Russell's character, as well as the family that took him in.
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I recommend Battlefield Earth w/ commentary. I got it for $2 new a few months back and watched it like that before watching the actual movie at all. Lots of laughs.

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