How the hell did somebody screw up a movie starring Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci and Alan Rickman and featuring a Cohen Brothers screenplay? OK, Cameron Diaz’s atrocious southern accent isn’t helping, but it’s not the reason Gambit is terrible. Seriously, it’s in so bad it’s good/worst movies ever territory – I’m going to have to give it more thought to see if it gets anointed to such status. It’s that bad.
The pacing and story is shockingly loathsome! Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz insanely miscast! It’s a comedy/face that forgets to include actual comedy and farce! The one farcel scene is completely out of place (and suffers from some of the worst timing ever in a movie) in a by the numbers comedy that desperately wants to be an outside of the box/cutting edge caper movie!
This movie couldn’t be more awkward is Gambit from the X-Men made a cameo! These people thought they were making the farce version of Oceans Eleven, which may well be the worst idea for a movie EVER! Even people who think Colin Firth poops platinum will hate this movie.
Its. That. BAD!
Anyway, I didn’t like it and I don’t recommend that anyone else ever watches Gambit ever for the rest of human history.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the worst movie in the franchise… (movie review)
I’ve seen a lot of bad movies. A lot of bad movies. But, there are subtle levels of terrible films. In the case of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it’s certainly the worst movie in the franchise, but it’s hardly one of the worst movies ever. It’s not even the most disappointing movie ever. While it is fair to call it a bad movie, the reasons I hear are usually off base. They usually go something like this: Read the rest of this entry
Before we get into this, I want to make it clear that I’m only reviewing the film Eragon rather than the novel it’s based on. Maybe the novel is great… I have no idea. Today, we’re only concentrating on the film, which is the latest addition to our very own hall of shame, The Worst Movies Ever. Let’s dive in… Read the rest of this entry
I live in a neighborhood with a lot of churches and I guess three competition is fierce for patronage in a world with dwindling church attendance. Some guy dropped this off:
Wow, Jesus looks great! Looks like he just got a hair cut and his beard trimmed! In fact, I think I know where the artist got his inspiration from…
Yep, it seems to be Mark from The Room. How the hell did that happen?
Speaking of hell, this is just one more post that probably confirms my final destination.
I teased the Birdemic review a few days ago, so here it is, as promised. (Or threatened.)
In an attempt to remake The Birds with a bunch of quasi environmental and political messages, we get Birdemic: Shock and Terror, a film that’s so bad, it gets honorary placement on our The Worst Movies Ever list. Welcome, Birdemic! Read the rest of this entry
In 1991, I was in fifth grade. As you may recall, it’s a strange, yet wonderful time in your life. My social environment was fairly insular; I went to a small grammar school and there were maybe 22 kids in my class. One day, my buddy and I came up with the idea of asking some girls to go with us to the movies. At the time, he and I would at least try to go the movies every single weekend just for the sake of going and we always had fun, no matter what movie we saw. To my surprise, the girls said yes, and someone’s mom whisked us away to the theater. With such a menagerie in tow, we never considered the possibility of sneaking into an R rated movie, so we saw what was available at the time we were able to arrange.
That something was Suburban Commando.
- stuff that is too old to eat
- shit that’s been in there so long you can’t remember where it came from – and there is new shit growing on top of it – you don’t even open the container, you just throw that shit right in the trash
I had the distinct honor of seeing 88 Minutes in the theater… and by distinct honor, I mean it was one of the worst movie going experiences I’ve ever had. Not since Jurassic Park 3, Suburban Commando or Armageddon have I been so close to leaving the theater before the film was over. What kept me in my seat was this one woman who was just loving the flick (it’s at 5% for critics, 50% for users at Rotten Tomatoes) – she was laughing, clapping and having a good ol’ time, and I wanted to see if either of the following two things would happen to us as the movie went on:
1. Would she come to hate it as much as I did?
2. Would I come to love it as much as she did?
Nether happened. Read the rest of this entry
In the wake of the enormous success of the Harry Potter book and movie franchise, it only stands to reason that other properties would be given similar treatment. The Golden Compass springs to mind, which was an adaptation of the 1995 novel Northern Lights (published two years before Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, aka Sorcerer’s Stone) and a movie I enjoyed, probably because of it’s high animal content and weird factor. Still, imitators were likely to emerge, and Percy Jackson answered that call in spades. However, The Lighting Thief is so terrible that I just want to hold Jackson’s head under water until he stops kicking… if only that were possible. Read the rest of this entry
Romantic Comedy, as a film genre, is about as dead as it gets. Adam Sandler certainly has pounded quite a few nails into the coffin with gems such as Just Go With It and his production company’s Zookeeper, but he’s far from the worst offender – maybe just the most frequent. Sometimes, the same romantic comedy comes out within a few months of each other, like when Just Friends and No Strings Attached combined to form about a half year of terror at the box office. That isn’t helping any. But sometimes, a film comes along that is so awful, it surpasses even the most terrible of it’s peers.
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I’d vaguely heard of The Room and seen a few clips on YouTube, but it took the wise advice of trusted friends to get me to watch the entire movie and truly appreciate its great-awfulness. So, Andrew and Janet, this one is for you!
Just look at the poster. What the hell is that look? Who picked that photo? Was that the only one they took? And is he drunk? Let this set the tone for something that is so bad it’s good.
The thing that makes this movie so interesting (it’s bad, but still interesting) is it’s insane characters. Sure, their dialogue sounds like a toilet backing up onto a floor covered three inches deep in Pop Rocks, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to listen to… or does it? It’s one or the other, I forget which. Read the rest of this entry