Does anyone else listen to the "How Did This Get Made?" podcast? They share my deep love for good/bad movies. It might be my favorite podcast, and that is saying something.
Some of my favorite good/bad movies:
Con Air (absolutely everything about that movie is wonderful, terrible, unbelievable, and ridiculous)
Roadhouse (the hair, the glorious hair, and one of the great movie villains of all time)
Point Break (any movie with Reeves, Swayze, and Busey on the poster has my full attention)
Any Fast movie (Vin is spectacular)
Most Stallone movies (Over the Top is an excellent example)
There are just so many.
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The Rock is another story altogether, but I'm talking about Dwayne Johnson.
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
― Lloyd Alexander
Watch This Space.
I wouldn't put Bringing Out the Dead in with those other "so bad they're fun" movies--that's a Scorsese flick. If we're talking movies Cage seriously performs in, you gotta start with Adaptation...
Speaking of Good/Bad movies, has anyone seen The Room? It might be the ultimate example. If you don't know about it, go to youtube and watch some scenes. It is simply indescribable.
I do feel bad piling onto the movie as much as some do. Unlike the movies I listed above, Tommy Wisseau (the director, writer, and star) was making his first movie, had no previous film experience, funded it himself, and has every excuse for making a truly terrible movie. Real actors and directors like Cage, DeNiro, and Spielberg don't. They've made great movies.
With all that said, when my friends and I watched The Room, we had to stop the DVD every 5 minutes or so to discuss what had just happened. We have never done that with a movie before or since. The ubiquitous question was, "Wait, what did he just say? Does that even make sense?" It is a movie experience that is worth having. (Just be nice to poor Tommy)...
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Hopefully Snyder has finally made a movie that lives up to its trailer.
Arise and walk, come through. A world beyond that door is calling out for you. Arise and walk, come through. It's calling out for you.
"I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski
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