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    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:
  2. 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.
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    Cats (2019)

    Stuff like this is why I won’t stop pushing to have Nathan Rabin on the show until it happens:
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    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.
  5. Or should I say “inn-uendo?” Thank you, I’ll be here all night. Be sure to tip your waitstaff
  6. It’s obvious why women find inns sexy. It’s the innuendo in the name “inn!”
  7. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (2002)

    Didn’t there used to be a way to embed YouTube videos in these threads?
  11. Kind of shocked that this one hasn't been recommended yet. It's a 45-minute CGI-animated special that aired once on The WB in 2002. Somehow they got Mark Hamill, Nancy Cartwright, Grey DeLisle, Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) and Paige O’ Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) to provide voices. Clearly, that's where all the budget went. But the first thing that strikes you, other than the terrible title is the quality of the animation. To steal from the great write-up that I learned about this from, "Imagine the worst animation that you've ever seen. Now multiply that by 1,000. It's nightmarish. It's like someone just learning to make CGI made the entire special by themselves. Other highlights/lowlights: -The plot revolves around the main character trying to win the heart of a girl who would be the materialist "shallow popular girl" in any sane movie. He gives her a teddy bear that his mother gave him, and she throws it away. His heartbreak magically converts her to a great person. This takes place in one of those universes where things thrown away are instantly completely gone, because they never talk about giving it back. -The title. Oh man that title. It's like two terrible puns had an ugly baby. -One of the main characters just wears a scarf 24/7 so they don't have to animate his mouth. -As the title suggests, there's something in it that resembles rapping. About as much as this resembles proper animation. Wooowww. -Despite being in the title, Santa himself only appears briefly in silhouette. -Like Mac and Me and several terrible movies before it, it teases a sequel that never got made. -Best of all, it's all available on YouTube I realize it's too late to do this for this Christmas, but should be done at some point in the future.
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    Best Of The Decade Pt. 2

    Agreed. I only saw it about a year later at home and I enjoyed it, but really felt like I was missing something by watching it this way. Kind of feel the same way about how I saw 2001 on the tiniest TV imaginable back in the year 2001.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    I think that doing Star Wars when they are is a great idea. It not only will make it close to the release date of the new film, it breaks up all the "Best of the Decade" episodes nicely (especially great for me as I tend to have seen like 20% of those films), AND it even gives movies released towards the end of 2019 a better shot of making it in. They'd pretty much have to be released on Dec. 31st to not make it before recording. And even then, Paul and Amy may have gotten the chance to see them early.
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    Playmobil: The Movie (2019)

    It's like someone said "You know that Lego movie from five years ago that was such a big hit and great advertising for the brand? What if we did that, but with our knockoff toy that's about 20% as popular?" It's even combined live-action and animated. Then the second Lego Movie just barely broke even and they came up with the $5 gimmick, possibly also after this one didn't do well overseas. RT score of 17% and their Critic's Consensus is "Much like the toys it advertises, Playmobil: The Movie seems sadly destined to be regarded as a superficially similar yet less desirable alternative to the competition." FWIW, the toys appear to be German, not French, but it's not like anyone cares that much about them.
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    The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

    So Nathan Rabin (who I won’t stop advocating being a guest until it happens) did a recent write-up of it here. He has a feature on his site where for $100 he’ll review any movie you want, and for the first time in the feature’s 18-month history, two people paid for him to do the same movie at the same time, this one. Must have been a popular choice.