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  1. Was thinking of the Murnau one. Haven't seen the Herzog one, but may need to see it instead.
  2. Was thinking about this for obvious reasons. We've already watched Contagion. Up on deck are The Seventh Seal, Nosferatu, and maybe some Dawn of the Dead movies. What are some other ones you'd reccomend?
  3. CaptainAmazing

    Coronavirus movie group lists

    Ooooh, if that impresses you, then you definitely need to check out the podcast Travolta/Cage. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
  4. Oh, Foodfight is a really good pick!
  5. CaptainAmazing

    The Types of Bad Movies That HDTGM Does

    I like The Room. Plus, things can totally belong in more than one category.
  6. Went down a rabbit hole on this in the "Bad Movie Recommendations" forum a while back and the thread finally surfaced again, allowing me to post it here. (So that's why there's not a lot of terribly new stuff on here). I've noticed that a lot of the movies that they do fall into certain categories, like the following: 1. Something that was aiming absurdly high and failed so miserably (Gods of Egypt, The Jazz Singer remake, Battlefield Earth) 2. Something that was aiming low and still failed miserably (Howling 2, Sleepaway Camp, Star Wars Christmas Special) 3. Trying to rip off something else and failing so miserably (Mac & Me, Beautiful Creatures, Congo) 4. Weak celebrity vehicles, especially those with someone already famous for something else "looking to get into acting" (Crossroads, Spiceworld, Kazaam) 5. Attempts to take an existing franchise (not always already a film one) "In a different direction" (Superman IV, Halloween III, Super Mario Brothers) 6. Notorious bombs/duds (Gigli, Stop or my Mom will Shoot, Batman & Robin) 7. Notoriously so-bad-they're-good movies (Birdemic, Zardoz, Gymkata, The Room) 8. Straight-up next-level bonkers stuff, regardless of its infamy (Face/Off, The Room, Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Surf Ninjas) 9. Absolutely anything related to the Fast and the Furious movies. Any others that I'm not thinking of?
  7. CaptainAmazing

    Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    I thought of this every time they used the term “megadeath.” Which, by the way, yes, the band is named after:
  8. Hmm got harder to narrow it down to five than I expected after I read the thread. Pleasantly surprised at how many movies on this list have been done, even ones that were onlky suggested a few weeks ago. 1. Baby Geniuses- Probably the worst movie I've ever seen. Imagine if the Look Who's Talking movies had 10x the ambition and 1/3 their already small budget. I'm still wondering how the sequel got made. 2. Heckler- Jamie Kennedy made this full-length documentary that's basically him crying that no one liked Son of the Mask, and that it was all the fault of the critics, who are all bitter about their own careers or something. It's central thesis seems to hinge on the idea that because opinions are subjective, then there's no such thing as a bad movie, and all negative reviews are just mean, especially ones that have any humor to them. But the real appeal is how so much of it is an all-star list of bad movies (and the people who made them), many of which have been featured on this show, and how they are held up as poor, bullied sensitive artists and not people who put garbage out there. Joel Schumacher is on and is flabbergasted that anyone would have any expectations for "a comic book movie." Uwie Boll is on and held up as a hero. Also, doing a movie about harsh movie criticism on this podcast would be soooo ridiculously meta. I did a full IMDB review of the movie here. Of course we should do Son of the Mask first. 3. 3 Ninjas- Probably the first one that I loved as a child that needs to be done by the podcast. Little kids beating the hell out of adults with their second-grade ninja skills. The same kids have somehow installed an alarm in their hallway without their parents noticing to give them a heads-up when their parents come in to make sure they're asleep, so that they can stop playing the beginning of the first level of Super Mario Brothers with the most excitement you've ever seen. 4. Any of the Ewok Adventure films. Haven't seen them, but I remember reading a Disney Adventures magazine article where even they thought the main kid was "too cute for us." Plus anything that gets compared to the Holiday Special needs to be given a look-see. 5. Cats- Needs to be done, but I fully expect it to be done within the next month. Honorable Mentions: Oogieloves and the Big Balloon Adventure- Move this one up as soon as they do Cats. The guy who did the marketing for the Tellitubbies when then first came to the US apparently decided that he was the real reason behind their success or something and decided to go off on his own and make his own preschool-aged franchise. One that would start with a theatrical film. So a franchise that no one would recognize aimed at kids too young to develop an interest from a TV spot or something. It starts with encouraging tiny tots to get out of their seats and dance around and such right there in the theater. You know, in a dark place with other people and seats around that's intentionally crammed everything together. Awesome write-up of it here. Put it down here because I felt my main list was too kid-movie-heavy. Manos: The Hands of Fate- Only down here because the podcast tries to avoid doing movies that MST3K has already done, and the only exceptions have been on accident. Would love to see them do it anyway. A lot of their most bonkers movies are ones made by people with no film experience whatsoever, and this is the perfect example.
  9. CaptainAmazing

    Cats (2019)

    Stuff like this is why I won’t stop pushing to have Nathan Rabin on the show until it happens:
  10. CaptainAmazing

    Star Wars

    Fun fact that didn’t get mentioned on the podcast: The original version of the first movie actually does include CGI. The sequences of the targeting computers on both the Falcon and in the Death Star trench run are what CGI consisted of at that point. So is the 3D animation that explained the battle plan for attacking the Death Star. It took several months to render and the design for it was changed during that time, which is why it has the dish for firing in the middle instead of the top.
  11. Or should I say “inn-uendo?” Thank you, I’ll be here all night. Be sure to tip your waitstaff
  12. It’s obvious why women find inns sexy. It’s the innuendo in the name “inn!”
  13. I vaguely remember hearing about a real-life hotel that charges double for a supposedly haunted room. Wanna say it was the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, but I’m getting no relevant results on Google.
  14. CaptainAmazing

    Star Wars

    Just gonna throw this in there: LOTR has a cliffhanger ending and is on the list by itself. That said, it is there as a stand-in for the whole trilogy.
  15. CaptainAmazing

    Star Wars

    I got banned from the podcast’s Facebook group for a week for saying that people who voted that The Godfather shouldn’t be on the lists’ “feelings were ugly and wrong.” Guess the group admins didn’t know that it was a Simpsons reference.