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Subject: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:04 PM

Yeah, it's a moronic thread too, but what the hell........Everyone here has got some skeleton in the video closet. You know, one of those completely inane, dumbass, and completely moronic movies that you can't bring yourself to admit in public that you really like.

Now as to what's moronic, that's up to you. Whether it's "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo" or perhaps any of the "Star Trek" series.....maybe anything....your choice.

The other day I stumbled into what I think may be the absolutely pinnacle of moronic movies and damned if I didn't keep laughing. It's a complete embarassment to admit that I even saw this, let alone like it........BUT, currently #1 on my Hit Parade of Moronic Movies I Like" is...........Joe Dirt, a David Spade and SNL friends vehicle that is the abyss of bad taste and bad jokes....but somehow because of my penchant for bad taste and bad jokes, it cracked me up for the most part. Drags at the end, but........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:10 PM

Well, Spaw, you may have trouble getting bites on this one. That's a tough combination... a movie that you think is moronic, which you like, which kinda makes you a.. But, I'll give you a couple of not particularly good movies that I enjoy watching every once in a while... two horror movies come to mind... Carnival of Souls and Horror Hotel (which are on the same DVD for about seven bucks.) Of course, there are many cheesy science fiction movies... enough to provide Mystery Science Theater with a livelihood for the next century. I also liked The Man From Planet X, or we could go back to Superman and the Mole Men. Somehow, I don't think that's what you're looking for. They probably have enough saving grace to disqualify them as being moronic. Guess I'll have to think about this some more.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Midchuck
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:18 PM

Obviously, neither of you have seen "Orgazmo" yet.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:18 PM

Oh sure Jerry...They qualify.....Kinda' like that ultimate turkey which is soooo bad, it's great---"Plan Nine from Outer Space." What makes Plan 9 so wonderful is that he wasn't going for laughs....it's just awful! And moronic!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:20 PM

No Peter, I haven't, but do you like it? That's the catch!!! Now 'fess up!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:23 PM

Ah yes, Plan 9 From Outer Space... a favorite of mine... honest. Another favorite of mine, less well known, was Night of the Lepus. That's right... Lepus is the generic name for rabbits. I taped it off the tv for my son many years ago. Nothing more terrifying than an invasion of 30 foot tall bunnies. And it didn't even take place at Easter.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:34 PM

I saw "Little Nicky" (I think that's what it's called) a couple of weeks ago, and it wasn't quite as stupid as I thought it would be. I actually liked it.

I liked Water World, too.

Things we talk about at work:
We came up with the cast first - Adam Sandler and the guy from Little Nicky whose name I have completely blocked. I threw in William Shatner. Somebody else said Carrot Top ought to be in it. Now we almost had a cast. (We still needed a couple of women. I suggested all sorts of names - Brittney Spears, Sally Struthers, Roseanne - but nobody liked my ideas.) We needed a plot. More or less. Rather than write a whole new story, I thought it might be a good idea to use a tried-and-true idea, much like The Flintstones, The Brady Bunch, etc. I thought a modernised Gilligan's Island might be very popular. Why has a movie never been made of this?! Shatner as Skipper, Whatshisname from Little Nicky as Gilligan, and maybe Carrot Top could play Ginger, and Adam Sandler as The Professor. Don't have a clue about the Howells (maybe Kevin Costner and Madonna?) or Mary-Ann.

If you're looking for actual bad movies instead of bad movie ideas, never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:53 PM

I think I am one of only 2 people in the whole of humankind who actually liked the 1st Star Trek film.

Other than that, all my movie faves are absolutely top notch. Not a stinker in the bunch (coughcough).


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:06 PM

Glad you asked, Spaw... My all-time favorite moronic movie has to be "Yellowbeard" - an absolutely hilarious pirate/treasure island type story starring most of the Monty Python crew AND Cheech & Chong AND James Mason AND Marty Feldman AND Bernadette Peters... AND it's been UNAVAILABLE on video for ages.

So if anyone out there can hook me up with a copy, I'll... I'll... well, I would do something!

Sample quote: "I may be blind but I've got acute `earing." -- "I'm not interested in your jewelry!"

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: RangerSteve
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:14 PM

If I recall Night of the Lepus correctly, the rabbits also mooed like cattle. I also hate to say that I liked "Waterworld".


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:29 PM

Killer Tomatoes??
Swamp Thing??
If not that, then perhaps "Princess Bride"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Giac
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:31 PM

Day Of The Triffids. Loved the book first, then fell in love with the movie because it stuck so closely to the book. How can one not love plant-creatures who communicate by clacking stick-like appendages (no, no, these were like hands)?

Haven't seen it for ages. Used to have the video but some ex-friend made off with it and all of my John Wyndham novels.

The meteor shower's green glow leaves everyone blind, nearly everyone, that is. Fortunately, a few people, like our hero (William something) can still see (his eyes were bound after surgery). Maybe they can save mankind ... .

Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: kendall
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:36 PM

Mars Attacks! or The Man from planet X.or, Valley of Gwangi


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:42 PM

That's easy. "The Thing With Two Heads" with Ray Milland and Rosie Grier in the title role.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:45 PM

Valley of the Gwangi... another favorite... the old Sinbad movies with Kerwin Matthews (who was from my home town) Lousy movies but great stop-motion special effects.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:51 PM

The only thing I can think of is "Modern Problems," starring Chevy Chase. I liked it when I was a kid, mostly because my uncle co-wrote it, and I still have a soft spot for it. But it's really, really dumb. ;)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:08 PM

Giac, Are you single? I have two copies of "Day Of The Triffids". My all time favorite! Yeah...the whole world is blinded by a meteor shower except our hero who was undergoing eye surgery. (His doctor commits suicide by jumping out a window.) A little girl, running away from boarding school misses the shower by hiding in the baggage compartment of a train, as does an alcoholic scientist tucked away in a lighthouse with his ever enduring wife. They find the secret to killing off the killer plants who sound like a cross between crickets and a cow stuck in the mud.Triffids are attracted to sound - hence a heart-stopping chase of an ice cream truck playing the most annoying music. And the tacky ending - All the blind people of earth stumbling up the steps to Sunday morning service celebrating man's ability to survive and God's mercy. Can't ask for better. Crashing trains and planes, rampant escaped convicts, an orgy consisting of ladies in high heels dancing on tables. Great stuff. I have seen it more than once and also have the book.
Thanks, Spaw. I needed that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: MAG
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:18 PM

Another vote for the first Terk movie -- I never understood why it got such savage reviews -- good premise.

Haven't seen Triffids, but now I know where that scene in Mars Attack came from.

Zappa's 1000 Motels gets a weird love/hate response outta me.

The last scene on Lassir come home gets me every time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Amergin
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:26 PM

oh boy....love bad movies....ice pirates....time bandits.....flash gordon (with timothy dalton and max von sydow)....and tremors with kevin bacon just to name a few....


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Melani
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:29 PM

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". At one point, when the horse was carrying the old blind guy to Robin Hood's camp, someone inquired, "Is the horse's name Lassie?" And yes, I have my own copy of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:32 PM

So mag'? *you're* the other one??? I always wondered who it was. ;D


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:34 PM

Ahh, Melani, Prince of Thieves was NOT a bad movie, it was a GREAT camp piece a la Monty Python.......great lines all the way through it. GREAT movie!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:36 PM

"...Triffids.." is a dopey classic. I saw in a theater as a kid. It needs to be seen on a wide screen. Video doesn't do it proper (in)justice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Justa Picker
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 10:56 PM

Eraserhead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:08 PM

The Party with Peter Sellers. Very dated 60s tomfoolery with Sellers as an Indian Actor nobody who is accidentally invited to a Hollywood Director's party. An absolutely terrible musical interlude by Claudine Longet. Somehow it captures the zaniness of the era, and Sellers is a loveable numbskull who does everything wrong.

What's Up Tiger Lily? Woody Allen bought the rights to a Japanese spy movie and dubbed in his own dialogue. The plot involves a secret recipe for egg salad.

Flesh Gordon Pornographic version of the archaic sci-fi films. Earth is disabled by the effects of the "sex-ray" which causes uncontollable orgiastic behavior. Flesh, Dale Ardor, and the Professor must travel to Orgasmia aboard a schlong-shaped rocket ship, where Flesh dons the power-pasties to do battle with the dreaded penisaurus.

Ace Ventura Pet Detective. "Look kids! The Mother Rhino is giving birth!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:21 PM

Correction: The leading lady in "Yellowbeard" was not Bernadette Peters, but the late, lamented comedic genius, Madeline Kahn.

Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: DonMeixner
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:21 PM

Are you all talking of Prince of Thieves or Men in Tights?

I liked Waterworld and admit it out loud. I also liked The Postman. I don't know which Day of the Triffids (The Howard Keel film?) you are all talking about but it barely resembles John Wyndham/s book by more than the title. I did like the movie but real is real.

How about Cherry 2000 with Melanie Griffith. Soldier with Kurt Russell. The Quartermass movies. Doctor Who.

We seem to have drifted into SciFi. I admit to liking The Little Princess ( "Mafeking is relieved! Oh Jenny, Mafeking is relieved!")and Wee Willie Winkie.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:25 PM

"Spaceballs," definitely.

Also "The Villain" with Kirk Douglas playing The Coyote and Arnold Schwartzenegger as The Roadrunner--hilarious, and totally moronic, and I've watched it I don't know how many times.

Lin


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CarolC
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:38 PM

Oohhh... Eraserhead. Yeah that one's pretty... whatever (drip..... drip..... drip..... drip..... drip)

...but I can't really say I liked it.

I love Drop Dead Fred but, although I know a lot of people think it's moronic, I really don't at all. I think it's actually quite deep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: sophocleese
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:43 PM

The Mummy, With Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weiss and Arnold Vosloo. Very silly but quite fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:44 PM

Rocket Man ...LMFHO.....

LL


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:45 PM

I'd say a couple of my favorite moronic movies (Margaret, Kate, and I sometimes have "bad movie" festivals) would be Deathstalker II and Cannibal Women of the Avacado Jungle of Death. I'm wondering if the newly released Scorpion King will ultimately have "bad movie" potential.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 11:57 PM

OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?

Insipid attempt as "classical" which failed miserably.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:03 AM

Ooh, Deathstalker 2! Nice choice, PC. My favourite movie, when I was 12. Avoid the original, of course, as it's crap. Hey, and it's on DVD... for like $10. Heh.

GUEST, that comment really wasn't controversial enough for you to drop your cookie. And, no, it's not an "Insipid attempt as 'classical.'" (Not really sure what that means, anyway) But if you don't get it, you probably never will. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:50 AM

Ever see "Gunga Din" with Cary Grant (worst performance ever) and Sam Jaffe as Gunga?   If I see it's on, I try to tune in for the last 15 minutes. The excitement and pathos builds as the garrison is under attack and a wounded and dying Gunga Din valiantly blows one last alert on his little bugle. bbllatt.....phirp....poit.... Man, I am on the floor every time!!! Jaffe giving this little toot is a riot. I know it's supposed to be "touching" or whatever, but you have to see it! It's hilarious!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CapriUni
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:14 AM

Spy Kids with Allen Cumming as the master mind -- or so he seemed. An action flick for the under ten's. The plot was contrived, the resolution was a rushed "Just be nice to each other" ending that stopped making sense the moment you thought about it... but...

The relationship between older sister and younger brother was neat, and for the entire film, the whole thing was like a hybrid between an Escher print and a Salvador Dali painting that had been brought to life -- 88 minutes of pure dreamscape.

Sometimes that's all you need.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:22 AM

oh another one I love is Under The Rainbow.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:25 AM

John Wayne IS Attila the Hun.

"The Russian Steppes are vast and beautiful, my lady, but they pale in the shadow of your loveliness. Truly you are above all other Princesses in the realm!" This one is worth the price of admission just to see John non-chalantly mouthing lines like that one. The asian eye makeup and pointy moustache is also amazingly bad. Makes you regret that the Duke was never asked to play Othello.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:26 AM

I freely admit that I really liked "The Never-Ending Movie Story". And all the Star Trek movies!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: khandu
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:30 AM

"The Big Lebowski"! I have watched it over and over and will watch it over again. I love it. John Goodman excels, Steve Buscemi takes verbal abuse marvelously, and Jeff Bridges is a clone of my bestest friend, David A.

Wonderful inanity. I recommend it to everyone.

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:32 AM

Oh, and the winner in the "new-dumb-movie-that-I-thought-I'd-hate-when-my-7-year-old-daughter-insisted-on-seeing-it-but-surprisingly-found-I-enjoyed-it" category was..."Big Fat Liar".

Aloha,
Mark


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From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:16 AM

"Kiss Me Stupid". Dean Martin at his most outrageous.


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From: GUEST,jonesey
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:40 AM

Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Wayne's World. For some reason these two movies slay me. I laugh to the point of being clinical. Also, an old 'made for TV' farce named 'Evil Roy Slade' has got to be one of the funniest American movies ever made. Been years since I've seen it. Ok, but the secret one I liked was 'The Wedding Planner'...there, I said it...so, sue me.


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From: sledge
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:57 AM

This Island Earth does it for me, especially the monsters with can opners for hands.

Sledge


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From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:28 AM

Evil Roy Slade has come up around here several times in the past and I have to agree that it is absolutely hilarious! But in the case of ERS, I tell a lot of people that I love it, as opposed to Joe Dirt which to me is funnier than hell, but I hate to tell anyone I like it!

Spaw


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From: alanabit
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:32 AM

I should have dropped my cookie before writing this, but how come nobody has mentioned "Harold and Maude"? That was bad taste on a new scale. I found it irresistable.


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From: MAG
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:40 AM

awww, now Harold and Maude is inspired. Vivian Pickles as the child-devouring mother. Harold being metaphorically reborn as he climbs through Maude's sculpture. Yeah, it's got some treacly moments. There ARE people like Harold who could use some saving. -- MA


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:41 AM

Make that 3 for the Star Trek movie....

'Princess Bride' is fantastic.

Did Madeleine Kahn die then?? When was that??

'Men in Tights' was a hoot, especially the line 'ah, but I can do an English accent!'

'Killer Tomatoes', love the titles.

'Yellowbeard' was great too.

'Night of the Lepus' was the best ever all time worst horror movie, such a shame I can't get a hold of it.

'Day of the Triffids' sticks to the book????? You mean the film with Howard Keel???? I trust you were reading a 'book of the film' because in the original John Wyndham novel, there is a) no lighthouse, b) no ice-cream truck, c)no girls boarding school (only previously blind pupils from a special school)and d) triffids didn't die when exposed to sea water. The best version that I know of is the 6 part adaptation by the BBC about 20 years ago (a very young John Duttine as Bill Masen), which I've got a scratchy copy of but would love them to issue on DVD. LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Kim C
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:00 AM

I have fessed up to this many times before, but I'll do it again:

ISHTAR

Yes, Ishtar. Should be required viewing for anyone who has ever had to endure Songwriters Night at the local joint. I still maintain that if the lead roles had been played by, say, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, the critics wouldn't have been so unkind. Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty aren't exactly known for their comic genius, after all. But do see it once, and keep an open mind. It's so bad it's actually funny.

I wouldn't call Princess Bride moronic at all. I think it's a very nicely done fairy tale. Same with the Mummy. And Shrek. I just love Shrek.

And I have to say, The Scorpion King was fantastic. If you liked The Mummy, go see it. It's Conan and Indiana Jones and any good Western all rolled up in one. Sure, it's a little predictable, as most movies like that are. But it's very entertaining, and isn't that why we go to the movies in the first place? Also, it's PG-13, and quite clean enough for anyone over about 9-10.

I also have a collection of about 25 or so Disney animated movies. Lady and the Tramp is my favorite, followed by the Aristocats. The two dogs in that one, voiced by Pat Buttram and George Lindsay, are just plain hilarious.

And last but not least, I love Jackie Chan.


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From: irishajo
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:13 AM

Kingpin


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From: kendall
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:22 AM

Frogs with Ray Milland, Edward Scissorhands, 1 million b.c. I've heard people say they like those pieces of crap!

There was a local movie producer here who made a film titled LOBSTEROIDS. It is the all time worst movie I ever saw. It is about some evil scientist who creates giant lobsters that attack anyone playing rock music.(I like that in a lobster) But, the worst part was, I had a role in it! Gawd, you cannot imagine how bad it was. (the movie)


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From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:33 AM

The version of Triffids I saw stuck quite close to the book. I just saw Village of the Damned, which stuck pretty close to the Midwich Cuckoos, too... love Wyndham. But how about Little Shop of Horrors? And kendall, whom did you play? A lobster or a rocker?


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From: Morticia
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:59 AM

Betelguese..(sp?) absolutely loved it.....and any slushy old hollywood black and white you care to mention....Little Women, every incarnation thereof, in fact the more unfeasibly sappy and soppy the plot line, the more I love it.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 11:07 AM

Anyone ever see "The Maze"? One of those "so bad it's good" horror flicks. A newly wed takes his bride to his ancestral castle where he has just been named the new Lord. On their first night, he meets with the family lawyer and returns from the meeting with a white streak in his hair. The family secret is that horrible. After an hour and a half of routine horror scenes, the truth comes out. The true Lord still lives...he is a giant frog who lives in the tower. Seems something went wrong in his mother's pregnancy and as we all know a foetus goes through all the stages of evolution before reaching "MAN". Uncle Harry stopped at frog. And frogs live forever...unless they jump from towers and get squashed on the ground.

"Triffids" book and movie are very different. I love both.


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From: GUEST,Cigilteach
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:01 PM

I had one of those cookies things but I guess it went away.

The Inlaws

I actually wore out the video.


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From: Devilmaster
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:05 PM

Hey all....

Probably any of the ZAZ films. My favorite being 'Top Secret!'.

Steve


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From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:06 PM

Sinsull! What a blast from the past! I did see The Maze when I was a kid, although I remember very little about it other than frog-boy hopping down the hallways.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:10 PM

Oh gawd........I'm with Leej........What a memory Sinsull!!!

Spaw


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From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 12:24 PM

This one is too much fun to quit on, even tho' my preschool group is due in 10 minutes.

Ishtar deserved better than it got. The lampoon of Middle East politics is, I would say, right on.

Hoffman and Beatty were too contemptuous of their characters. If they had had more affection for these losers the movie would have had a lot more life. Still, all in all, the auction scene is a standout. It alone was worth the price of admission.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 02:18 PM

I think we need category distinctions, between campy bad movies, and movies that are supposed to be good, and are mesmerizingly poor, that one has to admit liking or at least watching with grim fascination as one's critical skills are left pounding at the door saying, "stop," "stop".

In the campy camp, "Glen or Glenda" is my favourite. And certainly, "The Maze" is one of the best of all the worst movies ever, I saw it at age 10. I especially liked the sound of the frog slurping down the hallways late at night. The final scene in the Maze is totally ridiculous. I seem to remember that it had another name though.

I think CP's original idea is for films that one ends up watching again even though you hate yourself for it. "Pretty Woman" is probably that film for me. It is such a dreadful film, so contrived, I hate its disgusting politics, its message is that rich people can do anything they want, shopping is liberating, prostitutes have hearts of gold, Richard Gere is creepy, everything about it makes me want to throw up. But I am sorry to say that when Julia Roberts takes off her blond fright wig, and lets down her hair (hey, scriptwriters, don't you recognise your own myth, you idiots!)and walks around that hotel room in her bathrobe and bare feet, I am (dare I say it) hooked. She really is so incandescently beautiful (like the young Elizabeth Taylor in Ivanhoe, or Kelly McGillis in Reuben, Reuben). But I can't watch the last scene -- it is so vomity that even I have limits.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: JenEllen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:25 PM

Night of the Lepus? Oh yes. It ranks right up there with The Fog and Ghost Story as one of the yearly must-sees. Someone invariably blurts out: "Dammit, Jim, I'm not a wabbit hunter!"

I also have a pirated copy of Tremors that was taped off of the USA channel. It is a perennial favourite because of the dubbing. "Gol-dang worms!"

Strangebrew. "Come over to the dark side, you knob." Granted, it is supposed to be silly, but I can't help loving it all the same. The bit where Hosehead's cape unfurls? It sends me to the floor.

I can't believe no one has mentioned Army of Darkness. Painful.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:29 PM

JE, your post reminds me that there is another category here altogehter which is movies that have been rendered ridiculous because of the censored cuts! Blazing Saddles really takes a hit in some of it's cut versions and some of the cuts make no sense at all!

Spaw


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:38 PM

Them. Just love that rubber ant.

And a watch over and over has to be Little Shop of Horrors..... every time I'm bored or just a little down, slap it in the vid, whack up the volume and lust after that dentist and his bike!!! Singing along with Audrey makes life a bit better.

Any one of the Police Squad videos, Naked Gun etc.... practically worn out 'the smell of fear'....

Regretably, it was slagged by the critics, but I can't stop watching Men in Tights. That dance routine is something else.... and all the little 'in-jokes' (Bagelle and Locksley.... 12 Century Fox.... meshugganehs?) It's my all time favourite slap it in and watch it....

LTS


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From: Bobert
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:52 PM

"IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD", hands down...


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:03 PM

I just watched some of "The Jerk" on TV last night, thinking it might be another one to add to the list, but....aaaaauuuugh! I couldn't stand it! And Liz, if you ever come to Hawaii and see a banana tree, you will understand where Audrey II's creator got his/her inspiration. I keep waiting for these banana flowers (which hang straight down) to get up and start singing! I'll try to find a picture to link to.

Aloha,
Mark


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:08 PM

I've seen a banananana tree in Tahiti, it had crabs, rather than flowers but I know the general effect.

How about the Tall Guy? Worth it just for the line at the end about the vaccuum cleaner....

LTS


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From: Amergin
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:10 PM

not that kind of banana, Liz....


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From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:16 PM

And did you know:
BeBe Buell, the real life Penny Lane of "Almost Famous", wrote "Shark Bite" which was changed to "Claw Bite", the theme song for "Lobsteroids"?


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From: kendall
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:21 PM

THEM with James Whitmore


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From: MMario
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:29 PM

'Love at Stake' - set in witch-trial times and Salem; starring Sarah Lee, the town baker- who is accused of witchcraft.


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From: CarolC
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:37 PM

Harold and Maud is not moronic.


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From: Steve-o
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:45 PM

For non-stop laughs, it's "The Phantom Empire", a B Western that combines the genre with Sci-Fi! Gene Autry rides into a cave after some bad guy, and follows him down in a supersonic elevator to an underground world of aliens. You can tell the aliens, because they look like people dressed up in tin foil suits wearing buckets on their heads. An all-time classic, and I love it. Oh, and by the way, Gene sings a few tunes, and plays the D-45, too!!


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From: Gareth
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 05:00 PM

Nahh!! Must be Robin Hood Prince of Thieves - Yes I know it was't meant to be funny but every time I watch the video tears run down my trouser legs.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Wesley S
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 05:02 PM

How about "The Giant Claw" including the death scene where you can see the shadow of the stage hand throwing the giant bird into the water. Just awful.

What was the name of that movie with the gorilla in a spacemans helmet?

And any movie with the monster carrying a woman { either in a dead faint OR kicking and screaming } across the landscape.


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From: JenEllen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 05:10 PM

And after being subjected to all together too much Channel-4 in my youth, I'll have to add anything that Sammy Terry played on 'Nightmare Theater' to the list. Anybody know if that old ghoul is still around?

Pleasant Nightmares....
~Jen


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 06:33 PM

This is a tough one, Spaw. I can name lots of moronic movies, but I don't like any of them!

Peter T. - Agreed! "Pretty Woman" has to stand as one of the most repugnant and creepy films of all time...I absolutely hated it. It made me feel physically sick.

One movie that I like, which I'm sure loads of people think is moronic is "Howard the Duck". I loved it. But I already knew Howard well from the comic book, and that helps. Howard is a cool and sardonic waterfowl, "trapped in a world he never made", plagued by an insane and deluded humanity...great satirical stuff. If Howard had been born a "hairless ape" he would be just like Don Cherry, and would probably coach a hockey team.

- LH


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From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:05 PM

I haven't seen "Reefer Madness" mentioned. I believe it started out as a US government propaganda film (in the 40's?)touting the evils of marijuana, but it is now a cult fave. Someone gave me a copy a few years ago. I'll have to watch it again, for research purposes.

Mark - I haven't seen "The Jerk" for eons, but I remember it as absurdly funny. "The new phone book is here, the new phone book is here! I'm somebody!" What's changed in the 20-odd year interim?


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From: Celtic Soul
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:12 PM

sophocleese said:

"The Mummy, With Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weiss and Arnold Vosloo. Very silly but quite fun".

Hey now, that's high art you're talking about there.

I completely forgot about the following dreck that I love: "Escape from New York". Much better than it's decades later sequel "Escape from L.A.".

I have to admit (thanks KimC for reminding me), I saw "Scorpion King". And...well...it wasn't bad, really (as action films go). Don't expect the art that is "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns" (from which this one is spawned) ;D

However, "The Rock" is better than Arnie Schwarzenegger was in his first attempt at acting.

Oh, and KimC? Have you seen any of Jackies older stuff? Back before he started doing films in English? Ah, for the days of "Drunk Monkey and the Tigers Eye" and "Spiritual Kung Fu"!!


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From: Angie
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:19 PM

I love a fair few of the films mentioned here,Kingpin being up there with the most hilarious, but the best has got to be "Mr Jolly Lives Next Door".


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From: kendall
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:32 PM

I was the storyteller/narrator in LOBSTEROIDS. It took place in Maine, of course, where else with giant Lobsters.?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:44 PM

Well Hawk, I'm not surprised that you'd love "Howard the Duck"......We'll have to screen it together sometime.....One4 of my all-time favorite movies that I am ashamed to admit I'm in love with.

And LIZZIE.......You can have Steve Martin and the dentist routine....but when I want to feel "madly in love" I fast forward to Ellen Green singing "Somewhere That's Green." The woman has some serious pipes with great control, but that accent........oh yeah...........I shoulda' been a New Yorker.

Spaw


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From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:08 PM

Now, *The day the earth stood still* has a woman being carried by a monster -- well, a giant robot -- and it's one of the all-time greats.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:23 PM

"The day The earth Caught Fire"...amazing special effects for its time. And the acting isn't half bad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Bert
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:15 PM

Yup, Men in Tights is great. As is Rocket Man, watched that one twice over, just to see the fart scene again and to catch what I'd missed the first time 'cos I was laughing at the fart scene.

And how about Eldorado!

Is no one going to fess up to a fondness for The Carry On films? Every one is worse and yet better than the previous one.


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From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:16 PM

Just Watched Creature From The Black Lagoon. If William Shatner is the King of the Cigar Store Indian School of acting, Richard Carlson was the King of Consternation. Among other movies, he was in The Valley of the Gwangi, It Came From Outer Space, The Amazing Mr. X and Human Gorilla. He did "worried" better than anyone.

Jerry


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From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:20 PM

"Hurricaine" with Mia Farrow and Jason Robards. Insipid but with the most beautiful scenery of Bora Bora and one incredible soundtrack!


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From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:21 PM

Ah Bertie Boy, I'll go with you on them.......I love the "Carry On" series! What incredible drivel!!! One of the stations ran a marathon of them every weekend when I was in college and I was hooked.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:44 PM

One of my all-time favorites that usually gets a very low rating from the critics is a film based on Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams stories----ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG MAN.

Paul Newman as the punch-drunk fighter, the battler in one segment / tale, is just great. Dan Daley as an alcoholic carnival advance man is too. Michael J. Pollard as Nick's chum is just wacky enough. Fine fall "Up-In-Michigan" photography and the relationship between the boy and his overbearing too narrow parents really hit home for me. I'd give it 3 and a half stars out of 4 at least. But as I said, no critique I've ever read gave it more then 2 stars----usually only 1.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:00 PM

OK, I admit it. Barbarella.
I've always had a "thing" for Jane Fonda.
-Joe Offer-


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From: Steve Latimer
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:08 PM

Many years ago Hockey Night in Canada ran segments of a thirties movie between periods, The King Of Hockey> Gabby Dougan, our hero gets in all kinds of trouble, intentionally takes penalties just so that he can be near his girl who is seated behind the penalty box. The acting was terrible, the stuntmen could barely skate, the plot was horrible and I would love to have a copy of it. I've been searching for years.


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From: Amergin
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 10:14 PM

well..i was always kind of partial to Joe Versus the Volcano.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:28 AM

Joe Versus the Volcano is not moronic. It's very deep. C'mon, you know it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:43 AM

Ah yes, Joe Versus the Volcano, I want a set of that luggage!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:45 AM

3 I'm surprised no one has mentioned...

A Boy And His Dog...

Buckaroo Banzi across the 8th Dimension...

and...

Dark Star!!!!

Don't know 'em? Check imdb.com...

;-)

I liked Star Trek 1, and Joe vs The Volcano... and Yellowbeard... but think Men In Tights was just garbage along with 98% of the work that's EVER come from Disney...


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Bert
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:28 AM

garbage, maybe, but FUNNY garbage. "Now I must go home alone"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 02:08 AM

Bert - if it's fart gags that get you, then 'Blazing Saddles' is your movie.... incidentally, the first time a fart gag of this magnitude had been filmed and made it to the big screen.....

Is it any coincidence the governor is called William J Le Petomaine??

Wasn't there a film called something like 'It came from outer space' starring a guy in a rubber suit that was scaringly similar to the Alien plot (ship in space, crew mysteriously disappear, rubber suited alien is eating them)? THAT was moronic.... you could see the zipper in the back of the suit and I'm sure at one point his hands are clearly visibly under a glove that's slipped off....

LTS


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From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 11:28 AM

I love "A Boy And His Dog"! How about "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea"? and "Brother From Another Planet"?


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From: artbrooks
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 11:52 AM

"Donovan's Reef": John Wayne playing...John Wayne...with every possible cliche about South Sea Islands. They managed to insult, in a friendly sort of way (1)French bureaucrats, (2)Chinese, (3)people from Boston, (4)the Royal Australian Navy, (5)priests and probably a few more that I've forgotten.


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From: Amergin
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 11:58 AM

and then there is, Trekkies! a lovely documentary about the people who go to Star Trek conventions and the philosophy of Trek....and how it has affected their lives....(or the lack of them)....

there is even one part where this woman goes to work wearing a star trek button and a phaser....and she has everyone at work call her Captain or Sir....and how she got in trouble with a judge because she showed up for jury duty wearing a star trek uniform....


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Rich_and_Dee
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:30 PM

Two movies come to mind.

"Clash of the Titans". Total bastardization of Greek myth. Harry Hamlin talking to a metal owl. Burgess Merideth looking all kinds of sincere. And totally groovy special effects.

"Straight to Hell". Looks like the director who made "Sid and Nancy" and "Repo Man" had some spare cash and leftover film to kill, so he invited a bunch of friends out to the desert to make a Gad-awful western. Every line is ad-libbed. Every scene is arbitrary. But check out the stars: The Pogues (as Mexican bandits), Elvis Costello as a waiter, Joe Strummer as a bank robber, Courtney Love as a gangster's moll. Grace Slick and Dennis Hopper have cameos. The scene where the cast tries to conduct a funeral without killing anyone is a riot.

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Pseudolus
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:55 PM

I'm with Devilmaster, "Top Secret" is awesome. Unfortunately most of the people I've suggested it to haven't really liked it!! I also LOVED Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen.....very, very, very funny movie that many of my friends didn't like...probably Trekkies!!

And Spaw, I totally agree with the cuts made to Blazing Saddles. A local station ran the movie and when they did the fart scene around the camp fire, they dubbed in belches over the fart sounds. I laughed until I cried!!!

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CapriUni
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:55 PM

Clinton --

Buckaroo Bonzai was Not moronic! ;-P

Silly, yes. A spoof, possibly. A farce, definitely. But since those things were its goal, I don't think you can call it moronic for aiming at a target and hitting a bull's eye. ... unless (and this is entirely possible), you have a different definition of "moronic" than I do.

Unfortunately, I think the VHS is out of print. So for those of you who missed it, you missed one whacky classic.

Favorite scenes: John Lithgow as Doctor Lizardo possessed by the mind of Lord John Worfin in his room in the mental hospital, the brain surgery scene, and the scene where the President signs the declaration of war (short form).

(I did warn you ;-))


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:23 PM

Come to think of it, I've always had a yen for Godzilla movies...I love seeing old 'Zilla smashing up Japanese cities and demolishing military hardware. Even better, I love seeing him take on other monsters, like King Kong, Gidrah the three-headed dragon, Rodan, etc...(Rodan is particularly amusing...looks like an aggrieved chicken, crossed with a bat and a watermelon...or something like that.)

I think the Japanese should make a movie set in 1945-46, where the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs wake up (and seriously annoy) Godzilla, and he comes forth to save the honour of Japan at the eleventh hour!

Picture the scene! It's the spring of 1946, the Japanese have still not surrendered despite the A-bombs, and the Allies are invading the very beaches of Japan herself...Operation Olympic has begun. Thousands of ships support an invasion force of half a million men, as an uncountable swarm of landing craft makes for the beaches. Above, a pitiful scattering of airborne kamikazes try to fight their way through an impenetrable screen of several thousand Hellcats and Corsairs...when SUDDENLY...

A familiar reptilian head breaks the surface of the water, and that SCREEEEEEEEECH we all know so well rips through the din of battle. Godzilla ATTACKS!

A burst of radioactive breath, and 300 landing craft are swept away like leaves in a blast furnace! Marines die like flies! Forward comes Godzilla, harried by buzzing fighter planes, shrugging off 16-inch shells from the American battleships. KATOOM!!! The battleship Missouri goes up in a massive explosion as Godzilla targets her ammo magazines! Now he's through the destroyer screen, sinking the smaller ships with mighty blows of his forepaws, seizing the DD Fletcher in his jaws and crushing it into unrecognizable fragments. The battleline cannot stand against him! Even pointblank rounds from the Washington and the South Dakota fail to pierce his body armour.

Godzilla is seriously ticked off at these gaijin heathens who dare to wake him up from his thousand-year nap with their puny A-bombs and their Louis Armstrong records. He wreaks unbelievable havoc on the disintegrating battleline, leaving burning and drifting hulks in his wake. On to the aircraft carriers!

And so on...Well, you can see what a great movie this would make...it would call for the biggest special effects extravaganza of all time, and would probably cost more than Titanic, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all rolled into one.

I'm surprised the Japanese haven't done it yet. :-)

BTW, the most peculiar and totally hokey of all those monster movies from Japan, IMO, was Mothra. Has to be seen in all its idiotic glory to be fully appreciated. Who else but the Japanese would make a movie about a giant larva that turns into a giant moth?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Pseudolus
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:34 PM

Little Hawk,
Did you ever see the show, "Ultra Man"??? I believe it was a Japanese import (I assume that because the dialog was VERY poorly dubbed) and every show Ultra Man transformed himself to a taller than the buildings superhero and fought a new monster to save the city!! Anyone else see that one? It's only a vague memory but I'm pretty sure it was called Ultra Man......phew, the mind is the first thing to, uh, hmmmm, what was I saying?

Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CapriUni
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:37 PM

LH--

I think in the mythos of Godzilla, that it was the atom bombs that woke the ol' boy up from his millenia-lengthed slumber and got him so mad... And yes, I like them too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:59 PM

Right on! But the problem is, he didn't go after the actual perpetrators...the US military. So actually, the movie I am suggesting makes a whole lot of sense. I bet it would be hugely popular in Japan, but less so in the USA...in the sequel, he could take the war to the US West Coast, after demolishing Pearl Harbour of course. In Part III, he could march on Washington!!! Man, what a series!

I have never seen "Ultra-Man", I regret to say. It sounds bloody awful.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 03:58 PM

Brother From Another Planet was not moronic! It was brilliant! (Sheesh. I sound like a broken record.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CapriUni
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 03:58 PM

Anybody here familiar with the children's series Power Rangers (actually, several series)? It's adapted from a Japanese original, I believe (with the non-battle scenes remade with American actors to avoid dubbing goofs). The whole lot are written with the same philosophy of the Godzilla movies, only in farout technicolor, and being basically an infomercial for action-figure dolls. But every episode builds up to a battle between a giant monstor and a giant robot towering over a city....


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 04:23 PM

Mothra was a great terrible movie (those two weird singer twins). Mothra Vs. Godzilla was a terrible terrible movie. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 04:45 PM

Oh gawd yes Peter!!! Mothra was great!!! The singing twins to lure and control Mothra.........Those high pitched, awful, edgy, voices were the ultimate....man I tell ya' they shattered the cup on my jock!

And Hawk........I think you have a futeure in bad movies if you decide to go that way.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: RangerSteve
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 04:51 PM

Clash of the Titans was great. So was Jason and the Argonauts, an earlier movie done by the same people, with the same type of special effects.

for a movie that everyone either loves or hates, how about The Fifth Element? It's like a Lost in Space episode written by Salvadore Dali. I love it. I own a copy and I've seen it at least six times.

Count me in as one of the few who liked the Kevin Costner Robin Hood. I also liked the B.Frazier Mummy, and the Mummy Returns. I don't know if I can bring myself to see The Scorpion King, though.

Any movie directed by Tim (I just forgot his last name - the guy that did Ed Wood, Mars Attacks, - you know who I'm talking about). Even the bad ones have a certain amount of charm. (Mars Attacks was a bad one, Ed Wood and Edward Scissorhands are two of the best movies ever made).


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 05:13 PM

Hey Spaw! "MOOOOOTHRAAAAAAAAA!"
Anyone have the misfortune to sit through "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"? Still haven't figured out why the rat was being tortured on the fence - I fee asleep through part of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 07:45 PM

Carol C... You're absolutely right, Brother From Another Planet is a great movie. I bought it cheap on video, and now have it (cheap) on DVD. it shows what you can do with essentially no special effects, no explosions, no prosthetic ears... just an intelligent, humorous script with the main character mute. Brilliant is right!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 08:12 PM

Don't worry, Carol, I don't think you're moronic either. [insert stupid smiley face here] And I agree with you about "Harold and Maude", and with CapriUni about "Buckaroo Banzai". I think Jeff Goldblum's showing up in full cowboy regalia, and nobody commenting about it, is one of the best bits in that movie.

Bardford, I remember thinking "The Jerk" was really really funny when I first saw it, and fully expected to like it the second time around. Maybe it's just that I'm 20 years older, but the jokes all seemed to fall flat this time. Now, there are two Steve Martin movies that never fall flat for me, though I'm not sure if they would fall into the "moronic" category: "The Man With Two Brains" (yes, I guess that would, but I love it), and "All of Me", which is still one of my all-time favorites. The courtroom scene is priceless.

Aloha,
Mark

P.S. Thanks for starting this, 'Spaw. You picked a winner!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:02 PM

Since this thread seems to be going on forever, I might as well add several more of my candidates for the waste basket- all of the Woody Allen movies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:47 PM

I third y'all that Brother from Another Planet is great. In fact, anything by John Sayles tends to be worth watching, even that hack bit about radiation turning the critters into giants he did for Hollywood. A genuinely intelligent script in a hack movie.

Having read the story, I gag at Boy and his Dog. (movie unseen.)

I second The Tim Allen Star Trek takeoff. But then I'll go see Alan Rickamn in anything. Even January Man. (Now THERE was a clunker.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:53 PM

Ooohhh... MAG, me too! I even watched that awful shoot-em-up, blow-em-up, high-rise movie with Bruce Willis (can't remember the name righ now) twice just to see Alan Rickman for the few minutes they have him onscreen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:53 PM

Hey, how come I showed up as Guest? I see that suddenly I have to sign in with my full name... wassup? What if I signed in as William Shatner? As far as crummy movies goes, perhaps John Wayne holds the record. I think he made pretty close to 200 movies, and the last 100 of them, he just walked around being John Wayne.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:59 PM

Jerry, you need to reset your cookie. Go to the quick links at the top of the page, click on the dropdown menu, select "reset cookie", hit "go" and follow the instructions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:59 PM

Sorry about that... I was told that my cookie expired. I know I didn't eat it. I can't figure this computer stuff out. But, it looks like I got another cookie. For being a good boy?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 09:10 AM

While we're talking Japanese giant monster movies, the worst of the worst was "King Kong vs./Mecha-Godzilla", and yes, I like watching it much the same as many of you like watching "Plan 9" (for the humour value).

But my favorite was "Gamera".


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 11:58 AM

Peter T. - Well,you've got a point there...Mothra had some memorable peculiarities, while Mothra vs Godzilla was just plain awful!

I just saw The Scorpion King, and it's actually quite a good movie of that general type...sword and sorcery...I'd consider it superior to the Conan films, and I'm a Schwarzenneger fan. I was surprised how good it was. Really surprised. It's fine light entertainment in the swashbuckling, head-lopping tradition, and the wrestler guy makes an excellent Conan-type hero in every way. The only character that didn't ring true for me was Memnon (the main bad guy). He just didn't seem like someone from ancient times at all to me...he would have looked more at home in a $5,000 business suit than a suit of armour.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,subligaria girl
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:01 PM

Hi. I saw some stuff about Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles on this thread. And it is, indisputably, a moron movie; each time I watch it, it is a little bit dopier than before. I think my favorite character is the village drunkard (not because I approve of acoholism, of course—I disapprove of it very strongly); I just love that part where he is in a fight and knocks his opponent down just by blowing on the guy.
Actually, I love quite a few moron movies, such as various movies by Mel Brooks, and anything and everything ever done by anyone from Monty Python. I also ADORE that movie Clueless. I could go on forever about the moron movies I love. I'm proud to "fess up" about it at any time. Moronism is cool!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Kim C
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 12:31 PM

Ain't anyone mentioned Young Einstein, starring Yahoo Serious?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 01:33 PM

No contest.... The Legend of Boggy Creek.

So bad it was great! Funniest movie ever made.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 01:34 PM

As of today, Predator (the original one) is up to two governors. Might start a pool on what states the rest of the actors in it will end up as governors of....

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 01:36 PM

Howard the Duck! I love that movie, and will watch it any number of times. I don't think it's moronic, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Cluin
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 01:38 PM

I assume you're being facetious, LH. Even Lucas regrets that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: John Hardly
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 05:08 PM

My Best Friends Wedding.

I laughed out loud at the "Say A Little Prayer For You" scene.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:35 PM

"The Invasion of the Mole People" which I saw sometime in the 1960's. The Mole People lived somewhereunder the surface of the Earth and, as I recall, got pissed at something we were doing and decided to put a stop to the despoilers on the Earth's surface. One reviewer sucintly described this movie as "moving along with the speed of the digestive tract with similar results."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Sam L
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 09:13 PM

Can't think of a movie, but there used to be a painting show with some Swedish lady who was made perpetually happy by a wipe-away shading technique. I found her morotic, somehow. I suppose there was something fetishy about a woman being so easily pleased.

And of course, as always, I deeply loved Kolchak the Night Stalker. Some early Jackie Chan like the Drunken Master is dumb, but fun. Any Steven Seagal is moronic, and some is hilarious. His mix of working class guy/eastern mysticism has been summed up as "he's the mysterious presence at the backyard barbeque". He kills me.

Country bears is pretty dumb, but I liked it. I know there are some dumber ones I like, but I can't bring them to mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: TIA
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:21 PM

Moronic yet, funny as hell = Young Frankenstein.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Forum Lurker
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 11:28 PM

"Big Trouble in Little China." Not truly moronic, but so incomprehensible that it fits into the same category.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Sam L
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 03:18 PM

Does anybody know if ther was ever a movie based on Henry James' Beast In The Jungle? I'd love it on principle. The story is enjoyable in a way for it's excruciating moronic suspense, and to make a film of it would be even stupider. All the way through you can't help thinking FALL IN LOVE YOU IDIOT! MESS UP YOUR LIFE SOMEHOW! DO SOMETHING! or, rather like Woody to Buzz in Toystory shouting YOU'RE A CHARACTER IN A STORY! The climactic resolution is a great literary Duh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 03:31 PM

probably 'Finian's Rainbow' or 'L'il Abner'


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,Ely
Date: 09 Oct 03 - 07:31 PM

I finally let my brother have our copy of _Goonies_. I still have my copy of _The Blob_. My mother has a major addiction to chick flicks, especially those starring Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, and anything with Goldie Hawn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Desdemona
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 05:12 PM

"Zoolander"---I confess!!

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 06:03 PM

I, the biggest Captain Kirk promoter on Mudcat, loved "Galaxy Quest"! Best send-up I've ever seen.

And about "Howard the Duck", Cluin...I was dead serious. I love it. This may be partly because I loved the comic it was based upon. You who have never read the comic and just don't get it can languish miserably in your cultural ignorance as far as I'm concered... :-)

Why has there not yet been a movie starring Clinton Hammond?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Desdemona
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 06:10 PM

LH--how could leave out Big Bill in 'Kingdom of the Spiders'???

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 07:17 PM

My God, was * * * SHATNER * * * in "Kingdom of the Spiders"???

I've never seen it! Video store, here I come!

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 11:38 PM

Well, I ain't gonna read no 3,216 posts, 'er whatever it is, so stop me if anyone has allready mentioned "It's a Mad, Mad World"....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 01:37 PM

That movie gives me a slow headache, cos everyone in it keeps shouting at each other for 3 hours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,Desdemona
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 03:50 PM

Then "Kingdom of the Spiders" should be a real treat!!!

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 05:43 PM

Yes, KimC... Young Einstein is my favorite 'pre-gig" movie! I'm tragicly aflicted by a deep and unavoidable joy when I watch it...

...'Mystery Science Theatre 2000' made me laugh, and laugh... until my sides ached... ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 06:00 PM

Hawkster ol' chum, should we meet sometime we will have to sit and watch Howard together. Like you, I just loved it!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 07:54 PM

Great! I'll let you know when I'm coming through Ohio. I can really relate to a cigar-smoking, cynical, cantankerous duck, "trapped in a world he never made". What a marvelously appealing subject!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 05:12 PM

I'm amazed that "Waterworld" got such a roastimg from the critics! I bet 20 years from now it will rated alot higher than at present.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 05:18 PM

CapriUni: "Banzai" has returned on DVD now. Something I need to see (again...).

Y'all have pretty much covered all my faves; assorted Mel Brooks movies (Blazing Saddles and History Of The World in particular), assorted Z-A-Z movies (Airplane I & II and Naked Gun), Galaxy Quest, Buckaroo (and yes, I spotted "Rocket 88" **twice** during "The Blues").

And speaking of blues, does "Blues Brothers" qualify for this category? Another fave there...

Haven't seen too many of the Godzilla films, but "Godzilla vs Megalon" is one of my favorite MST3K episodes.

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 07:41 PM

Regarding Waterworld....the critics were just in a mood to roast Kevin Costner, because he had become too successful for a while there. There's nothing more dangerous than becoming too popular. They put you up there just to knock you down. They then established the idea in people's minds that ALL future Kevin Costner movies must necessarily be absolutely rotten, each one worse than the last, and everybody bought it. This was assisted significantly by Kevin Costner himself when he made "The Postman", which really was a rotten movie in most respects. I thought his "Wyatt Earp" was very good, but I seem to be about the only person around who did. It was far better and more accurate history than other movies about Earp (Tombstone in particular...Tombstone was great entertainment, but nonsense as history).

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: The O'Meara
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 11:29 AM

There was a British horror movie several years ago in which a creature out in the moors killed people by removing their bones. It's truly hilarious, the local folks keep finding boneless bodies and bringing them up to the manor house.
"Roit, guv'nor, we found Tiny dead out on the moors!"
"Drat! Where's the body?"
"We got 'im 'ere in this bucket. 'e aint got no bones."
"No bones? I say! No bones?"

Can't recall the title. Truly great classic moronic entertainment.

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 12:25 PM

Yes! I saw that one on late night TV once in the 70's. It was truly bizarre. All these rubbery, jelly-like, boneless bodies lying around...they were a sad sight.

Exactly how the bones were removed was quite mysterious, since the bodies bore no marks or incisions. The bones simply ceased to exist somehow, leaving the rest of the body lying there. Talk about becoming "spineless"! The bodies were, as O'Meara has suggested, very difficult to pick up and move, because they tended to flop around all over the place, like a garbage bag full of jello.

Yuck.

Talk about a bone-headed idea for a movie! No, wait...

Never mind.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 12:25 AM

I just watched "Galaxy Quest" and "Kingpin"! ...mighty fine moronic fiascos! I am left wondering what 'Little' thinks of "Galaxy Quest"... I was still chuckling the morning after! ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 07:48 PM

I absolutely love Galaxy Quest, and would be happy to watch it many more times. It's a brilliant send-up of Star Trek in its sillier moments, both public and private.

Shatner likes it too. Kind of a shame they couldn't have given him a cameo role in it as a janitor or something.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Muttley
Date: 20 Dec 05 - 07:02 PM

How about "Vampire Circus" with the Tom-Baker's-Dr.Who-assistant as the sister half of a brother and sister vampire pair of (I think) trapeze artists (or something glamorously similar attached to a circus). Basically it's a whole circus troupe that are, in reality, vampires. Just to see Dave Prowse (Darth Vader in a later life)as the typecast 'strongman' (and vampire) is worth it.

Then again "John Carpenter's Vampires" was REALLY cheesy - but good.

The sequel was rubbish but a really corny one that just suddenly changes genres halfway through is Quentin Tarantino's "Dusk 'til Dawn": This classic goes from a psychopathic shoot-everything-that- moves-and-swear-the-air-purple-while-doing-it flick to a swear-the-air-blue-while-being-attacked-by-and-vanquishing-vampires movie. It has GOT to be the wierdest "vamp" flick EVER !!!!! Just to see Cheech Marin in about a hundred different roles and the guy who plays the biker / trucker with the pistol at his crotch and slowly turning into a vampire while trying to conceal it is bloody hilarious.

To be honest, just about ANY vampire flick where they overdo the corny lines or over dramatise the roles is gonna be a worthy contender - i.e. almost ANY of the 60's and 70's Hammer Horror Vampire / Dracula / Frankenstein flicks will sit comfortably here especially "Vampire Lovers" with Carmilla Karnstein as the "head Vampiress".

"Them" is a worthy contender as are most of those great B-grade Sci-Fi flicks: It, The Beast from (however many) Fathoms, etc.

However, I have to proffer two Aussie flicks here for consideration.

Firstly "The Cars That Ate Paris" (Paris being NOT the French capital, but a small outback Queensland town - or is it NSW) - a truly awful film.

and the winner is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Wait for it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UNDEAD! A UFO / Sci-Fi / Zombie combo-genre film that is so truly bad it's hilarious. Of course it was deliberately done this way but the dead-pan lines and expression of the film's hero (who carries a home-created triple-barrelled shotgun) are just classics.

I also own copies of Men In Tights and Prince of Thieves and love them both (the attraction of seeing Carcassonne which serves as the town of Nottingham helps since we visited it recently - Carcassonne, not Nottingham)

I am truly amazed NO-ONE mentioned the one film which wins the "Worst Film Of All Time" category hands down, consistently, year-in / year-out.

"Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes" absolute cornball BRILLIANCE - has me rolling around the floor crying with laughter EVERY time.

Finally how could anyone admit to a love of Jane Fonda? Cannot act. Cannot sing and was personally and directly responsible for the deaths of several American Servicemen during the Vietnam War when she visited prisons and passed notes passed to her by prisoners DIRECTLY to their Nth Vietnamese captors who promptly executed them.
The woman should be shunned and ostrscised for all time.

Anyway, that's my (lengthy) offering on the topic - sorry about the quasi-political diatribe at the end.

Muttley


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,Sleepless Dad
Date: 20 Dec 05 - 08:26 PM

"Red Dawn" I have to watch it whenever it comes on the TV. It's a sickness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Dec 05 - 08:45 PM

"Taras Bulba" with Yul Brynner leading his men in a drinking song and Tony Curtis playing his son with full Brooklyn accent: "They HATe me becawz I'm a Caw-sack!"

Gremlins

Killer Klownz From Outer Space

What A Way To Go (Shirley McClaine as a bride who 'tis death to marry).

Under The Yum Yum Tree

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Dec 05 - 11:08 PM

I will once again declare the glories of "Howard the Duck", a delightful little movie that got totally trashed by critics and public alike in 1986. I loved it. Of course, I loved Howard long before he was in the movies...and that made all the difference. I would probably have not gone to see it at all, had I not been familiar already with the comic.

I gather that only 0.05 per cent of the public had ever read the comic? No wonder the movie was a flop.

The comic may have been the most unique idea Marvel Comics ever came up with. It was mostly social satire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 05:44 AM

New Favourite: War of the Worlds. I sat through it amazed at how anyone could spend $100 million dollars on the most exquisite special effects, and 3 dollars on the script. It is the same film as "The Day After Tomorrow" -- the entire world is being blown up, iced, whatever, and all that matters is that a father bonds with his children. I especially liked the parts where Tom Cruise is the only person with a working car in America, so that he and his kids can bond as they drive around all day.

America at its most moronic.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 09:02 AM

I love Gremlins. Even bough a Stripe stuffed toy while the rest of the world grabbed up those insipidly nice Gizmos.

Thanks to this thread, I visited Ebay and now have a copy of The Maze arriving in time for Christmas. Another Mudcat moment.

The alternate title is "My Uncle, The Frog". I think.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: robomatic
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:14 PM

Peter T: Your estimate of "War Of The Worlds" actually gives more credit to the script than it deserves. Yet it was slightly better than "Independence Day"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Peace
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:15 PM

Armageddon with Willis and others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,JTS
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:20 PM

New Favourite: War of the Worlds. I sat through it amazed at how anyone could spend $100 million dollars on the most exquisite special effects, and 3 dollars on the script. It is the same film as "The Day After Tomorrow" -- the entire world is being blown up, iced, whatever, and all that matters is that a father bonds with his children. I especially liked the parts where Tom Cruise is the only person with a working car in America, so that he and his kids can bond as they drive around all day.

Peter T.



I agree with all of that and would ad that Cruise's portrayal of a New Jersey dock worker actually, literally should negate his Oscar nominations. They should be removed from the record retroactively.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Wesley S
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:21 PM

My favorite part of the new War Of The Worlds is at the ferry when in a fleeing crowd of several hundred people only TWO people pull out guns. IN NEW JERSEY ? ONLY TWO GUNS ? Now THAT'S a figment of someone's imagination.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 12:58 PM

'Joe's Apartment"


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 01:55 PM

Beautiful summation of "War of the Worlds", Peter. LOL! You see, Hollywood figures it's impossible to get good attendance at a movie without putting some "family values" in the story. Just the kind of stuff you are objecting to.

Remember the idiotic love story in "Titanic"? Same deal. God, how I suffered through that...ARGHHH! But it sold tickets, didn't it?

The original H.G. Wells story has no "family values" stuff in it...it is a story fueled by much grander and more encompassing human issues than whether one daddy can bond with his kids. Sheesh! What do you want to bet that if they did the War of the Worlds faithfully to the original story it would bomb at the box office nowadays?

The old Titanic film "A Night To Remember" back in the 50's (quite a good movie) did NOT concoct some goofy love story to drive the plot. No. They figured that a plot about something as tragic and enormous as what happened on that night in 1912 didn't NEED some special "human interest" manipulations to make it work. They were so right. The main focus in the old movie was what happened to the SHIP itself...and the effect on everyone collectively.

Such a movie nowadays would, I suppose, be judged as a boring flop. Too dry. Too factual. Nothing in it for 20-somethings to relate to! (ha ha)

I think we are living in a decaying society that has lost touch with reality. Our "art" is like something that you would expect to buy in the action figure department at WalMart.

That said, the new King Kong movie has a lot of heart...I'll say that. Pretty good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: alison
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 12:49 AM

Jack the Giant Killer - I showed it to the kids - they rolled about the floor at the really bad clay type monsters

little shop of horrors, princess bride, & young frankenstein always cheer me up

and Orgasmo (Spaw if you haven't seen it yet... seeing as this thread is really old..... you'll love it)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 01:22 AM

i dont have time to read all this before i try to get some sleep..

but no doubt i'd find some favourite movies here..


a quick "Ctrl / F" later.. and i see "valley of Gwangi" is already included..



but not Patrick Swayze's classic bonehead action movies;

"Roadhouse"

[you gotta see it in widescreen DVD.. cool bar-room blues rock soundtrack]


&


"Back Dog"


one of the finest double bills ever
to inflict on the mrs
if she wants a quiet quality time night in together watching movies


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 01:26 AM

errr.. Black Dog


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 11:32 AM

To watch w/ my sons--Surf Ninjas. Quote--"You can't buy knives with money."

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 11:49 AM

Tremors


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM

Tremors has some pretty funny moments. I love the scene where the survivalist couple finally get to use their entire inventory of deadly weaponry...the justification of a lifetime's work!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 12:32 PM

They were the whole ball of wax to me Little Hawk. Loved it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Most Moronic Movie You Love**Fess-Up
From: Justa Picker
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 01:24 PM

The Big Lebowski.


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