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Mitchum, Kombat, Berry, Anus. [Apr. 7th, 2006|03:00 pm]
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I got the movie watching bug in me.

Paul W.S. Anderson, the dude who is going to bring you fine people yet another video game movie in 2007 (Castlevania), had TNT network love last night with the showing of Mortal Kombat.

Every time I watch Mortal Kombat, it gets worse. Yet, I can't help but watch it when they play it on TV. This is due to the many hours of my life spent watching my friends play this game. I was no good at it, but hey, I can't get "flawless victory" out of my head, much like I can't get the mental image of my friend Matt running around with a makeshift Rayden hat on his head.

W.S. Anderson also did Resident Evil, which runs neck and neck with my other favorite of his, Alien vs. Predator.

Clearly, W.S. Anderson pines to be the best video game movie director, ever.

John "Stinking Badges" Huston's film Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison played on AMC. That one was Mitchumtastic. It's a neat WW2-era film. Marine and a nun, stranded on an island in the Pacific . . . seriously, I'm not kidding.

I really enjoyed Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It's been a while since I've watched Sierra Madre. I watched that over six years ago, along with another gem, Herzog's Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes.

It's been a while now that I think about it, since I watched these two with my friend Brad. He hadn't started film school. As of today, Brad's got his masters in film, and he's escaped.

I started thinking, sometime around the conclusion of Mortal Kombat, well, of the number of truly horrible films I've watched.

Some of them were fantastic rancid whoppers. Batman & Robin comes to mind. I also had a friend show me Catwoman. That one, well, whew. Halle Berry had a jag of shitty films, and the other one I remember was Gothika.

Then, I stumbled upon the Wiki-link for films considered the worst ever, and man, apparently that Larry the Cable Guy already has a place on the page.

Then, I noticed the listing for Anus Magillicutty.

Well-well-well, snakes on a plane.

I think I'll pass on Anus.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-04-07 07:25 pm (UTC)
Resident Evil 2 was a laugher, from what I remember in the movie theatre.

I think it's infinitely more horrible to be in the theatre and witness the stinker. Somehow, Catwoman didn't hurt as much as Batman & Robin, 8MM, and Duplex.
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[User Picture]From: mizcrank
2006-04-07 07:36 pm (UTC)
co-signed on Catwoman
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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2006-04-07 08:44 pm (UTC)
Dude, go see Slither at the theatre. foreallio.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-04-08 07:57 am (UTC)
Wow.

There's not one A-list player on the bill, and there's an appearance by Rob Zombie.

This one has to be an enjoyable shitty film, what with a 7.1 rating on IMDB . . . very interesting.

When's it come out on DVD?
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[User Picture]From: ryceratops
2006-04-08 12:56 pm (UTC)
no that's what makes it great. They didnt want an all star cast. everyone in the town is unattractive (except for the lead female).

And Mal from Firefly/Serenety is in it too.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-04-08 10:39 pm (UTC)
I watched that film w/o watching the series.

Like the last Harry Potter joint, they chose to just pick up the movie with the implied knowledge. Not making films standalone . . . well, it's disappointing.

Not everything is Star Wars and Star Trek, I guess.
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