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#1 Caroline Anderson

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

It's the summertime, so tell us your favorite awful summer movies for us to watch while the sun is out!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

One from the Jaws franchise! 3 or 4 are pretty equally amazing... the shark breaking into Sea World vs the shark stalking the family to the Bahamas, cockblocking the mom from getting with Michael Caine...

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:24 AM

ID4
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:21 AM

Godzilla (1998)- starring Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

I second ID4 and Godzilla but must also say these three words-

Batman. And. Robin.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

I just saw "John Carter" today. It's not the all-out disaster people seem to think, but you'd think that, if you were making a movie for a quarter of a billion dollars, you'd want to keep the amount of characters you're supposed to keep track of to a minimum. Especially when there's a whole race of look-alike aliens.

As for favorite bad summer movies... hrm. I kind of enjoy "ID4," if only because I saw it in the theater when I was about six (my parents took me outside during the autopsy scene) and I still watch that movie as though I don't have as much cynicism in me. "Godzilla [in name only]" could make for a good episode, I think (the 'Mayor Ebert and his assistant Siskel' thing could be worth at least three minutes of discussion).

And the "Jaws" movies would be good if they did a special episode or two about taking a good movie and progressively making stupider sequels. The late Richard Jeni had a great bit about "Jaws 4," which I am sorely tempted to plagiarize/quote to support it getting an episode. (Since I'm too lazy to look up the YouTube clip of him on the Tonight Show, here's what Wikiquote had from it: "The title of this movie should be 'Here's a Fish. You're Stupid.'")

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

Sorry if some of these have already been done before, it's late

2012
Waterworld
Transformers 2
Timeline
Bloodsport
Super Mario Brothers
Planet of the Apes (2001)
GI Joe
The Core

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

Weekend at Bernies 2

Speed 2

MIB 2

Die Hard 3 is pretty amazing

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Die Hard 3 is actually pretty amazing. A big fun-time summer movie... even if it was clearly intended to be a Lethal Weapon movie instead. It would be a great episode if they got one of the original screenwriters or somebody to comment on how it transformed from one franchise to another, but otherwise, I think HDTGM has bigger fish to fry... like Godzilla. Holy crap, was a piece of big-budget feces that thing is.

Also, I stand behind John Carter, and not just because he has a shapely behind. I like that movie!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Does Road House count? Because it was May, at least, and it's totally amazing and ridiculous. HDTGM needs to do Road House.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

Cool world man. Just Cool world

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

I said it in a post on the boards before, I'll say it again: The Expendables series, with 2 coming on August 17.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Satisfaction (1988) - The movie that failed to launch Justine Bateman's music career and Julia Roberts' first film role. Has the most unintentionally hysterical break-up scene in film history.

Here on Earth (2000) - Summer romance starring Leelee "Baby Helen Hunt" Sobieski and Chris Klein. Neither is believable as a human teenager. Knee cancer.

Orca (1977) - Haven't seen this one, but everything about it sounds amazing.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

View PostRorBoy, on 30 May 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

2012
Timeline
Bloodsport
The Core


These aren't Summer movies, which is a shame as 2012 is perfect for HDTGM. It's just the same set piece repeated 5 times. :D

Hopefully they'll do it (and The Core) at some point, maybe they could do a disaster movie month :)

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

I keep waiting for them to get around to movies with Sylvester Stallone and Brendan Fraser.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

Y'know, Judge Dredd was a summer movie, and there's a new Dredd film coming out soon if you want to do something topical. Just sayin'...
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

I second "Judge Dredd." Seriously, does Max Von Sydow just make his choices for non-Bergman movies at random? Between "Dredd," "Rush Hour 3" and "Dune," it's hard to imagine that any actor could appear in so many bad movies and still have time to appear in a Woody Allen movie.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

The funny thing about "Judge Dredd" was that years later, when I actually got into the comics, I saw that there was a LOT in the movie that came directly from the books that was good, but then they added stupid shit like Rob Schneider and Dredd running around without his uniform off for 90% of the film. To me, getting SOMETHING right, showing that someone had at least done the homework, is much more frustrating and upsetting than if they would have taken something that was COMPLETELY off the rails and stuck the Dredd name on it. Like if you knew they were completely oblivious to it, that's not as bad as knowing that they had it right at some point and then knowingly sabotaged it.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

Armageddon

Dick Tracy

I also agree for ID4!

Weekend at Bernie's 1 or 2 (2 just flat out sucked! That was one of only 3 movies I have ever walked out of, and I was like 13...)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:24 AM

View PostBoobooshoe, on 30 May 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

Does Road House count? Because it was May, at least, and it's totally amazing and ridiculous. HDTGM needs to do Road House.

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