Happy Blogoversary to Tossing It Out!!!
Two great years starting with the first blog post on September 19, 2009
And now for the Worst Film Blogfest:
The ever amazing blogfest innovator Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting the Worst Movies Ever blog fest today. You can click the link to pop on over to join up if you haven't done so yet.
Here's the scoop:
Worst Movies Ever Blogfest!
On Monday, September 19, post a list of up to ten of the worst movies you’ve ever had the misfortune to watch. Films that just oozed awfulness and featured plot holes so big you could drive a bus through them. Any genre or year, but only theater and straight to video/DVD titles. (Otherwise we’d all list every movie ever made by the SyFy Channel!) Sign up, grab the button, and on September 19, give us the worst! And be sure to visit others participating in the blogfest.
So, are you ready to warn the world about some really bad films?
A few of my Bad Film choices:
I try to avoid bad films unless they have been labeled "The Worst" and then I often find those to be so bad that I actually kind of like them. Of course sometimes you can't help but catch a real stinker. I've found that many films that have received absolute raves are pretty darn bad in my opinion.
Some bad films that I've seen I tend to just forget them because they were so bad they weren't worth remembering. For this reason I'm sure I'll miss some films that I thought were bad when I saw them. The films that I've listed are the ones to which I had a strong negative reaction of dislike, anger, disgust.
The Horror of Party Beach (1964) -- FOR YOUR PROTECTION! We Will not permit you to see these shockers unless you agree to release this theatre of all responsibility for death by fright! (original newspaper ad). With an advertising blurb like this you know it's going to be pretty bad, but it is one of those films that is almost so bad that it's good. It's the monster costume that does it for me. This is one terrible costume. Plenty of bad acting and run of the mill beach music. Okay, in the right frame of mind this could be an enjoyable flick for some. I don't really hate this one, but it is pretty bad. This is one of the better films of the ones I've chosen today.
Death Tunnel (2005) -- The set is the best thing about this film. The best thing about the DVD is the special features. They should have had more special features on the DVD and skipped the film. Although in all fairness, if scenes of naked and skimpily clad college girls cavorting about before they are brutally killed is your cup of tea, then this film might be just what you were looking for.
Marley and Me (2008)-- I know this film is much beloved among many film viewers, but I am not one of them. This film drove me nuts. My wife and I were screaming, "Get rid of the damn dog already!" throughout the movie. There is no way I would keep a dog that did that much damage. Did not care for this film and didn't like much of anything about it except when it was over.
Descent (2007) -- This film is not to be confused with The Descent, the film about the young women who get lost in the cave. This Descent stars Rosario Dawson as a college co-ed who is raped and decides to get revenge. Revenge films can be pretty good sometimes and I thought this film would be okay. I was shocked by the perversity of it. All I can say is that Descent is a pretty disgustingly bad film.
The English Patient (1996) -- Just because a film is beautifully filmed, has acclaimed acting, and won a bunch of awards doesn't certify that it's good. Granted it's my opinion, but this movie is a load of pretentious bull crap. For me it was a real borefest. I not only hated this film but it kind of pissed me off.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) -- Okay so it was a bad time of life when I not only saw this film but also read the book. I had recently gone through a divorce so this was not the kind of film I wanted to see at that time. I actually went to the theater by myself to see this because so many people had raved about it. As I was leaving the theater I too was raving, but in a lunatic sort of way. I absolutely hated this film then and I still hate what the film represents. Oh, and did I mention that I hate this film?
Those are my picks and I'll stand by them. I'm sure there are some who will sharply disagree with me on a few of these. What do you think? What are some of your picks?