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What is your favorite “so bad, it’s good” movie?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 30, 2010

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Dude, Where’s My Car,’ mostly because every time I see Ashton Kutcher I can’t help but laugh.”

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Dumb and Dumber,’ it’s the stupidest comedy out there, but it’s good.”

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Strange Brew,’ it’s stupid, stupid, stupid humor.”

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“The original ‘Revenge of the Nerds.’ It’s terribly funny.”

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paulette2 4 years ago

Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

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Agnostick 4 years ago

"In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get-ah the power. Then when you get the power--then you get the women!'

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svnelson87 4 years ago

I Know Who Killed Me. ...gotta love that Lohan!

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bennyoates 4 years ago

Not a movie, but the Larry the Cable Guy celebrity roast on Comedy Central last year was painfully funny--every cheap shot, crude stereotype imaginable bubbling up from a septic tank filled with rotten teeth and defective condoms...brilliant!!!

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gaiapapaya 4 years ago

The Dancing Outlaw

Dancing Outlaw 2: Jesco Goes to Hollywood

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Agnostick 4 years ago

"I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."

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Agnostick 4 years ago

"Joo know what a 'hassah' is, Frank? Thass a peeg tha' don' fly straight!"

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misseve 4 years ago

Saturday the 14th (came out in the 80's I think) total spoof of the Friday the 13th movies Loved it!, but it was really really BAD!

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Brandon Devlin 4 years ago

"A Boy and His Dog" - 1975, starring a young Don Johnson, only 3 years out of KU!

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townie79 4 years ago

rrussell- i LOVE Night of the Comet...i own it on dvd :)

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Rex Russell 4 years ago

Very obscure. "Night of the Comet". Bad '80's movie. Nobody probably remembers it.

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more_cowbell 4 years ago

"Zorro The Gay Blade"... from the early 80s, with George Hamilton playing two roles. 'Two bits, four bits, six bits, a peso! All for Zorro, stand up and say so!'

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lounger 4 years ago

At the moment 2012. J.C. and co. should have died two dozen times over in this movie. Very bad at times yet somehow draws you in. Amazing destruction and pretty lame acting. I dont even subscribe to the whole 2012 thing but this movie is pretty accurate I believe of how the governments of the world would react to such an event. Every man, woman and child for him/ herself!!! Now lets go drive a limo through a collapsing building....

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BorderRuffian 4 years ago

Here are the top three:

Strange Brew starring the MacKenzie brothers Wayne's World Porkies

runners up: Barbarella Tremors Elf

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Catzilla 4 years ago

Hands down: Showgirls!

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peinkc 4 years ago

Better than Frankenhooker is Frankenweenie directed by Tim Burnton

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Space, It would be the coolest, freshest thing, like a supercharged summers eve!

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Bob Kraxner 4 years ago

Would somebody please clue me in..... how can a pi$$ poor example of the performing arts (which, btw is what 99% of the feces that some of you people call "entertainment" is) be construed as so bad that its "good"?

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beatrice 4 years ago

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

Dr. Frankenstein: "You don't know life until you've (had relations with) Death in the gall bladder."

Return from the Planet of the Apes

Battlefield Earth

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spacehog 4 years ago

Spacehog And His JetLev. Coolest....movie....ever!

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spacehog 4 years ago

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scopi_guy 4 years ago

I love Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Mommie Dearest, Pink Flamingos, and all of the 70s Disaster Movies (Stella Stevens stating "just panties, what else do I need?") and even the Airport series of movies (the first one was actually pretty good) but would have to say #1 for me is Female Trouble.

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Ricky_Vaughn 4 years ago

Road House is horrible, but awesome. I have seen the Ice Cream Man and it's worth it! I think there are many "Walker: Texas Ranger" episodes that qualify here! They're all an hour long, so they're like half crappy movies.

I'd add Commando to this list.

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fanaddict 4 years ago

Dr. Horrible's Sing a Long Blog...

oh NPH....you're amazing.

It's in 3 acts...you can find it on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEZpYnN_1g

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autie 4 years ago

I just found out that my daughter bought me a Muck Fizzou shirt at the Joe college going out of business sale....I could just cry....that was so sweet.

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somedude20 4 years ago

Frankenhooker

"if you see one movie this year, it should be Frankenhooker." Bill Murray

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cthulhu_4_president 4 years ago

"Return of the Killer Tomatoes" : George Clooney's finest acting.

"Bad Taste": Peter Jackson (yes, THAT Peter Jackson) plays 5 roles in the 2nd goriest horror-comedy ever made, and has a fight scene where he plays both actors!!

"Species": Forrest Whitaker's breakout role, and some nudie time for the stripper on CSI. I see nothing wrong with this.

"The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra": There are no words......

"The Call of Cthulhu": H.P. Lovecraft historical society puts their endorsement on a new silent movie based on the story using only technology available in the silent film era! Only a "bad" movie in the sense of technology used.

"Transformers": a.k.a "THINGS GO BOOOOOM!!!"

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trinity 4 years ago

any of the "final destination" movies.

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LoveThsLife 4 years ago

Napoleon Dynamite..that movie is dumb, but I think it is hilarious...

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jehovah_bob 4 years ago

Anything on Netflix instant view.

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fleeba 4 years ago

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

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Donnuts 4 years ago

Miss March or Killer Klowns from outer space.

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Pywacket 4 years ago

I'm with Slowponder in voting for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Awesome. Tied for first would have to be King Kong vs Godzilla. Hysterically funny--especially the "native" dancing, the little "native" kid who talks the American out of a couple of smokes (so wrong!!), the overall atrocious acting and, of course, the low-budget special effects.

Just watch some Mystery Science Theatre 3000 for lots of other "so bad they're good" flicks, complete with hilarious commentary. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (with Pia Zadora, no less) is a classic, as is Manos: the Hands of Fate.

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townie79 4 years ago

Mommie Dearest, Showgirls or Valley of the Dolls :)

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75x55 4 years ago

Carnival of Souls The Day After

Well, actually only partially filmed in Lawrence.

riverrat - Bubbahotep - not nearly as bad as all that. Bruce Campbell actually gave a great performance, and Ossie Davis was excellent. It was just so bizarre in so many ways - subtle and very dark humor. And Jimmie V. probably didn't appreciate some of it....

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meggers 4 years ago

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes deserves a mention, as well.

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meggers 4 years ago

I can't believe no one has mentioned Napolean Dynamite. Dumb, dumb, dumb....but yet hilarious. You're not quite sure WHAT is so funny, just that it is.

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lindsaydoyle 4 years ago

Don't know exactly what we're going for here. "Pink Flamingos" billed as "the ultimate in poor taste" and doesn't try to be anything else. "They Live!" is actually an excellent allegory for our times and "Killer Klowns" is really horrifying. I would say that anything from the past 20 years that takes itself seriously but is really nothing but political correctness, including the stuff from that kid who is now a KU prof. Just awful.

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somedude20 4 years ago

night of the creeps Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone trancers

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years ago

canonball run followed by smokie and the bandit, or prehaps the other way around

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notjustyoureverydayaveragetrol 4 years ago

canonball run followed by smokie and the bandit, or prehaps the other way around

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Deja Coffin 4 years ago

What about Dr. Giggles or The Ice Cream Man!! I loved those!! Man, all of you are making me want to spend the day watching these movies!!

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somedude20 4 years ago

buckaroo banzai cat people ice pirates amazon women on the moon i'm going to get you suka

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years ago

TOB, every time barry, Tom, etc. says Chosen One, I think of Kung Pow. Three funny!

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

"Weekend at Bernies"

Ahem, Weekend at Bernies II.

""Kung Pow! Enter the Fist""

My brother rented this and I was about to beat his ass because it looked stupid. I laughed all the way through. So bad, yet so good.

Woof woof!

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Deja Coffin 4 years ago

Killer Klowns from Outer Space.... they wrap you up in cotton candy cocoons!! Or what about the Beatles movie, Help.

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years ago

"Kung Pow! Enter the Fist"

Soooooo bad, but yet, soooooo good!

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spacehog 4 years ago

"Attack of the Killer Hutaree Tribe". The sequel, "ATF Slaughters Hutaree Tribe" should be even better.

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amrose42683 4 years ago

There are too many too list:

all the Phantasm movies Killer Klowns from Outer Space I agree with Bubbahotep, which was mentioned previously Reanimator House The Gate

I have a whole lot more. I love cheezy B movies:)

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Liberty275 4 years ago

"I need to kill this gene pool pronto, doncha think?"

A true American hero! Every time you get a good parking space, think of Spacehog.

(Yes, that was a ripoff of a Doug Stanhope joke)

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whats_going_on 4 years ago

shame on whoever said Dumb & Dumber. That movie is is genius.

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jonas_opines 4 years ago

mom-of-three: Look up "the nostolgia critic." He has a great review of Twister.

"Joooonnnaaaasssss!!"

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porch_person 4 years ago

The _Original_Bob,

I didn't see anything wrong with it.

"Rocky" is a classic though.

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jonas_opines 4 years ago

R-I: Jesus Christ vampire hunter started out wonderfully, then failed miserably. The reason: they had Jesus cut his hair and put on black leather clothing!! He should have stayed as Jesus! Once he cut his hair he was just a dude named Jesus who hunted down vampires.

My choice is probably Python (not to be confused with Anaconda, this is the ultimate B-Movie version). I have a theorum that states that you can predict the awesome badness of a movie by how early they put in the first nude/sex scene. Well this one's second scene is a nude/sex scene, within the first 3 minutes. And it's a lesbian scene! Phreeow, you know you're in for something!

Also, Jenny McCarthy gets beheaded! Wil Wheaton gets speared through the chest! Casper Van Dien has a mustache! Robert Englund is a mad scientist!! Python, best bad movie ever.

Either that or Deathrace 2000, with Stallone and David Carradine. Hard to pick.

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whats_going_on 4 years ago

Liberty275 (anonymous) says… Honorable Mention

Carnival of Souls The Day After

One free internet to whoever knows what those movies have in common.

Both have scenes in Lawrence! I win.

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spacehog 4 years ago

You tell me, Bob?!!! Guess it was time for our weekly pinking.

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mom_of_three 4 years ago

"Twister" - its just so inaccurate at times that you have to watch it. And Helen Hunt and Phillip Seymour Hoffman before they won their oscars.

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autie 4 years ago

I think it is time somebody made a movie about the evil empire in Topeka. call it, "Godzilla meets :Phred" or "Day of the Living Dead Westboro Style". Have Nazi zombies invade Topeka or something and chew off the arms of the cult members.

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Aiko 4 years ago

Copper Mountain w/ Jim Carrey and Alan Thicke......

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labmonkey 4 years ago

The Replacements.

What about old Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider episodes? Do these count?

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Kyle Neuer 4 years ago

"Seed of Chucky". Pretty much anything by John Waters.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

Agnostick for the win!

What the hell did my post get pulled for?

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Agnostick 4 years ago

Topper Harley: You've got to be joking.

Ramada Thompson: Look, if I were joking I would've said, "What do you do with an elephant with three balls? You walk him and pitch to the rhino."

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spacehog 4 years ago

How about anything M. Night Shyamalan has done since Unbreakable. WTH?

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Agnostick 4 years ago

I've not yet seen "The Room," but want to...

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Agnostick 4 years ago

"They Live"

"Showgirls"

"Up In Smoke" and "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie"

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

"The Lonely Lady"

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spacehog 4 years ago

Porky's and Meatballs should have both won Oscars.

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Joe Hyde 4 years ago

"BubbaHotep". It's so bad that for somebody, somewhere, one day it'll be good.

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vince_bonner 4 years ago

Spacehog,

How can you hate America's pastime? I just love the numbers of the game. You just have to go and keep score at a game some time.

And about "The Gods Must Be Crazy", that does not belong on this list. It was actually pretty good.

I think I would have to say "Porky's" was hecka funny but dumb at the same time.

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jaywalker 4 years ago

Streets of Fire. Diane Lane is just plain hot, Willem Dafoe couldn't look spookier, soundtrack was awesome. Cheesy hammy guilty pleasure.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Carnival of Souls The Day After

Oh, I am soooo sorry! Both were filmed in Lawrence, both should have won Oscars, and Steve Guttenberg is the greatest actor of all time. Better, Big Brother? I still win.

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meggers 4 years ago

Dawn of the Dead...it was THE midnight movie back in the day.

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spacehog 4 years ago

LOL, I'll take your advice on that, Liberty! Not planning on kiddies anyway. I need to kill this gene pool pronto, doncha think?

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I_Bejewel 4 years ago

"Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" It's so stupid, but I will sit and watch it whenever it comes on.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Have not watched Zombie Strippers yet, so the jury is still out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVkQCD...

Speaking of juries, "I, the Jury" was a much better book than the movie, but Peggie Castle put a face to Charlotte Manning.

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consumer1 4 years ago

Man how about that sunrise this mornig? Was that awesome? uhh Linda Lovelace for President

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Liberty275 4 years ago

"Both filmed in Lawrence, both sucked. May I have a porn site, please?"

You win a whole free internet. That gives you millions of porn sites! You might want to stay away from any featuring lesbian bondage though, as there is currently a theory circulating that you will become a bad parent if you enjoy that fetish.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Now Eisenhower, he's a Russian spy, Lincoln and Jefferson and that Roosevelt guy. To my knowledge there's just one man That's really an' truely an American: that's George Lincoln Rockwell. I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus. -Bob Dylan, "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues"

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Flap Doodle 4 years ago

Sword of the Barbarian (they couldn't afford a full sized sword so they used a machete)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

Dang autie, Next thing you know, you will be joining The John Birch Society.

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spacehog 4 years ago

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The_Original_Bob 4 years ago

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Liberty275 4 years ago

Honorable Mention

Carnival of Souls The Day After

One free internet to whoever knows what those movies have in common.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Yup CW, and throw in Gone with the Wind. I refuse to see either one.

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Liberty275 4 years ago

Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Anything with Keanu Reeves. One of the worst actors of this generation. Hell, I could have played Neo. Victor Mature was bad, but he knew it. He tried to join a country club once but they didn't care for "actor types". He told them "Oh, I'm no actor, and I've got 70 films to prove it!" True story.

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porch_person 4 years ago

Redbox has done some "questionable accounting practices" with me. I won't use them again. It's a great idea but you gotta be honest with your customers.

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porch_person 4 years ago

Howard the Duck. It has that guy who was Ferris Bueller's principal. He gets possessed by an alien and he wipes out a Denny's. "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!" as he makes things blow up. Totally awesome scene.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Agreed, Ret. My brother is one of those wierdos who's obsessed with identity theft. He will NOT put his debit card in one of those machines. I'm kind of with him on that. I won't start a Walmart War, but I do shop there because I'm unemployed, only because I feel that work is prostitution, and poor. Plus, every so often I totally rip them off and I don't feel bad about it:)

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kthxbi 4 years ago

Troll II. So very very awesomely bad.

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autie 4 years ago

True pinkos don't use redbox. Netflix, baby...all the way.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years ago

space, Netflix has it, Don't do the Red Box thing. It's the whole principle thingy. Don't go to McDonalds or Walmart. ewww... Plus REDBOX sounds so communistic and somehow degrading.

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Slowponder 4 years ago

The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Righty-O, oldvet. On Golden Blonde, Jane Blonde 007, Blazing Zippers, Inside Seka, Deep Throat, Behind the Green Door, anything with John Holmes. All good in ways I can't describe without getting pinked.

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feetup 4 years ago

roadhouse, definitely -why is it on all the time???

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oldvet 4 years ago

An Inconvenient Truth... weird-o science fiction at its finest!

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spacehog 4 years ago

That sounds awesome, Ret! Does Red Box have it?

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shicks44 4 years ago

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

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spacehog 4 years ago

"Road House. It is a cinematic train wreck - you just got to watch."

Definitely! Patrick Swayze was like 4'8" with his hair poofed up. Bar bouncer?! And poor, poor Ben Gazzara............

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spacehog 4 years ago

Anything with Kevin Costner. Especially his baseball movies. See my blog. Wait, his movies are so bad they make me want to pull my teeth out with needle nose pliers. Nevermind.

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DB Ashton 4 years ago

"The Last Starfighter," in which a young Earthling video game wizard and a cackling reptile save the Star League and thus, the universe. Sublime...

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Tony Kisner 4 years ago

Road House. It is a cinematic train wreck - you just got to watch.

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autie 4 years ago

Dead Snow. It was pretty bad....but entertaining.

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spacehog 4 years ago

"Boy, Do I Hate Baseball", written and directed by Spacehog. Due out sometime in the distant future. Hopefully, baseball will be dead by then.

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spacehog 4 years ago

I have never seen "The Gods Must Be Crazy", but I it's on my list. See, the high-brows with beards and round glasses that watch that movie while suppressing chuckles make me sick. Thanks for ruining any chance of me seeing what is probably a good movie, you jerks.

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spacehog 4 years ago

Oh boy, this should be a good day. "Plan 9 From Outer Space". There! I said it first! Score! Hahahahahahaha!

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