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    Love this movie, but, yeah, there are some crazy things in it worth chatting about. Been a while since I last saw it, but I do remember it being very entertaining...
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    R.I.P.D. (2013)

    Glad I caught a free preview screening for this. It is ripe for HDTGM. It was like the filmmakers watched a bunch of other movies and TV shows - Men in Black, Ghost, Dead Like Me, The Avengers, every buddy-cop movie - and took their favorite moments and tried to piece a movie together from them. Makes almost no sense at all. If not for Jeff Bridges hamming it up, it would be a complete failure...
  3. One of, but not quite the worst, I still contest that A New Beginning takes that mantle easily. Robb Hedden who wrote and directed actually agrees with fans about this one. HIs original script had 90% of the movie in Manhattan with scenes in Times Square, Madison Square Garden (a lot of "squares" in New York). The studio cut funding and forced him to reverse the script so most of the movie's on a fucking boat and then they had to shoot in Canada because it was cheaper. After all these years I still can't figure out that Goddamned ending. Why do the sewers flood with toxic waste? Why does he turn into little Jason? Why do I keep watching this movie over and over again...?
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    Jason goes to Hell

    Jason is the mascot for the franchise, so let's make a film where he literally is not in it. Just the beginning and the very fucking end. Still, for some reason I cannot explain I love this movie. I still get chills when Jason actually does show up at the end...
  5. Yeah, really let down by the sequels. Although, I'll admit that Reloaded has some great action scenes - the fight in the park with all the Smiths and the Freeway chase. But that's only 10-minutes in a 138-minute movie. I won't even go into Revolutions. That movie can go to hell...
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

    Will Smith's kid was so fucking annoying in this "film" that I was hoping Keanu would go Neo on his ass and kick him in the teeth. That might shut him up for a few minutes. And what the hell was with Gort? Turn him into basically a fucking cloud. I know he's trillions of nano-robots or whatever, but still, he's just a cloud. What is with Hellywood's obssession with clouds. Not every villain needs to be a damn cloud. Lost, Green Lantern, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - all villanous clouds. The only reason I wouldn't want them to do this film is beacause if they did, I'd have to force myself to sit through it again. Once was one time too many...
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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

    This was the first movie I thought of when I learned about How Did This Get Made. So, so perfect for the show...
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    Superman Returns (2006)

    You know what? When I see a Superman movie, I want to see Supes PUNCH something. Not stalk old girlfriends who've moved on. I think Bryan Singer is a good director and could have made a modern classic. Instead of making Bryan Singer's Superman, he make Bryan Singer's Richard Donner's Superman. And, yes, liftng the boat while standing on it makes me laugh every time I see it...
  9. How Freddy ever came back after this I will never know. Most sequels this bad make the entire franchise vanish from the face of the planet. I love just making fun of this movie and having a good laugh at all the nonsense. Exploding parakeets? And Freddy looks so cute running around six-foot, 200-pounds jocks. He looks like a kid who got lost while trick-or-treating. The filmmakers claim they were unaware how homoerotic this film was while making it. Really? The lead MALE character screams better than any of the ladies; he frequents a gay S&M bar and he leaves his "girlfriend" to sleep in the jock's bedroom. Easily the worst Elm Street films (well, maybe except for that abomination of a remake), but one of the most entertaining...
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    Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997)

    Nothing matched the game version or even the first film. Shao Khan at the end of the first film was sort of beastly and in this film he's just a bald dude, Brian Thompson, I believe. The acting - if you can call it that - is some of the worst I've seen save for maybe Birdemic. This would have been bad had it premired on the Sci-Fi Channel. I cannot believe this was a full-blown theatrical film. I bought the DVD some years after seeing thinking it would be fun to just to sick back and laugh at it. Sorely mistaken. It's so bad it's just bad. You can't even laugh at it. And you know you're doing something wrong when you make Paul W.S. Anderson look good...
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    Best of the Best (1989)

    They actually made 4 films. I know, I own them all. I'm not sure why I bought them. Seemed like a good idea at the time...okay, no it didn't. I don't know why I own them...
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    Mars Attacks!

    This movie is insane and I love it. Damn near every time I see it on TV I'll stop and watch it. There are plenty of other Tim Burton duds far more deserving for the show *cough* Planet of the Apes *cough*...
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    Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    No way. I enjoyed the hell out of this film. It doesn't take itself too seriously, although vampires being unable to kill other vampires doesn't make a lick of sense. I don't know. Maybe it would be a good candidate for the show...
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    The Poughkeepsie Tapes

    I recall seeing the trailer years ago and always wondered what the hell happened to it. I recently watched Quarantine with commentary (I know, I'm a geek) and was shocked to hear the filmmakers talking about it even then. Definitely have to check it out on YouTube...
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    Maximum Overdrive

    I, too, would recommend this. Both for the podcast and general viewing. One of those, so-crazy-it's-kinda-good. Come on, it's got Lisa Simpson in it as an annoying new bride and Emilio Estevez. 'Nuff said right there...