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sillstaw last won the day on August 11 2012

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  1. sillstaw

    Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986)

    Leonard Maltin's review of this is classic:
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    Full Body Massage (1995)

    The crazy thing about this movie is that the director is Nicolas Roeg, who did some of the most acclaimed films of the 1970s: "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Don't Look Now" and "Walkabout." And then in the 90s he did this. The 80s were not kind, needless to say.
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    Show Dogs (2018)

    At first I didn't think this movie would be anything special. It looked like a terrible kids' comedy with dumb fart jokes, lots of actors who should know better (Will Arnett? Really?), and a premise that knocks off "Miss Congeniality" but with dogs. Then I read that there's a plot point in the movie that the undercover dog* has to learn that it's okay to let strangers fondle its junk. I'm not kidding. They literally have a plot point, in a kids' movie, about how it's okay for people to touch your genitals. This has naturally led people to accuse the film of normalizing child grooming by pedophiles. Unfortunately, I'm now learning that the controversy about this particular plot point is enough that the distributor is recutting the movie for its second weekend and beyond in theaters. (Haha, like it'll have a third weekend in theaters.) So much as I hate endorsing piracy, it might be best to find an illegal copy with this WTF plot point in it if it wants to be featured on HDTGM. * Is it really necessary to send a police dog undercover in a dog show? Wouldn't it be easier to use an actual show dog for whatever undercover shenanigans they need to engage in?
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    The Island (2005)

    This was also the subject of a lawsuit by director Robert Fiveson, whose 1970s film "Clonus" (also known as "Parts: The Clonus Horror," especially to MST3k fans) has the same plot. They settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. A bad movie website writer said that, on the commentary track with Michael Bay, he was able to guess things Bay would take credit for because they were the only things that weren't directly ripped from "Clonus."
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    Newsies (1992)

    I recall when we were forced to watch this in history class, and the assistant teacher asked us what we learned from it. My response was, "Child labor is okay, as long as you pay them enough."
  6. I think they just decided that "Alan Smithee" was too famously a fake name to use anymore. So they decided that, if a director wanted his name off a movie, the fake name used would be decided on a case-by-case basis. The first movie to use this new rule was "Supernova," ostensibly directed by one Thomas Lee but initially shot by Walter Hill, then reshot by Jack Sholder and Francis Ford Coppola.
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    Jack (1996)

    Not technically true. He directed one more movie after this ("The Rainmaker"), then took a ten-year hiatus before starting to make a film once every couple of years.
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    Moment by Moment (1978)

    They'd been collaborating for years before this movie, actually.
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    Emoji Movie (2017)

    When I heard there was going to be an emoji movie, I thought it would probably be bad. I never imagined it would be 0% on the Tomatometer bad.
  10. In fairness, it's not like the movie doesn't realize how absurd that is.
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    The Villain (1979)

    "Cat Ballou?"
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    Vampire's Kiss (1988)

    It's going to be a live show at the Now Hear This Fest!
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    The Neon Demon (2016)

    The way I think of this movie is that it fucks your eyes and ears with amazing visuals and music, all the while making excuses to your brain about how it has to work late. And I say that as someone who actually liked "Only God Forgives."
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    The Cell (2000)

    There's also a horse that gets killed in a stunt in "The Fall," and apparently a horse gets similarly hurt in "Immortals." I think in an interview around the time of "Immortals," Tarsem said he wasn't going to injure a horse in his next movie (which ended up being "Mirror, Mirror," where a horse killing would have been completely inappropriate).
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    Godsend (2004)

    From Roger Ebert's review of "Godsend":