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Science of Stupid (2014)
worse that MTV.
IT is disgusting what the formerly educational/science channels have fallen to. This is not just like the show Jacka**...it is far WORSE. The cast/producers of the MTV show had a hard and fast rule. NO user submissions would ever be shown on the air. None would even be watched so there was nothing to be gained by doing dangerous stunts. The Science of Stupid, or shows like Outrageous Acts of Science on The Science Channel, of course SAY "Don't try this at home." but the announcer may as well be winking while saying it, and follow it up with "But if you DO...you may just see yourself on this show some day!" So unlike MTV, these channels are encouraging stupid kids (who generally need no additional encouragement to be idiots) to endanger their lives with the hopes of getting their 15 minutes of fame. Totally irresponsible.
Outrageous Acts of Science (2012)
Totally irresponsible. Worse than MTV's Jacka**
IT is disgusting what the formerly educational/science channels have fallen to. This is not just like the show Jacka**...it is far WORSE. The cast/producers of the MTV show had a hard and fast rule. NO user submissions would ever be shown on the air. None would even be watched so there was nothing to be gained by doing dangerous stunts. Outrageous Acts of Science, or shows like The Science of Stupid on the National Geographic Channel, of course SAY "Don't try this at home." but the announcer may as well be winking while saying it, and follow it up with "But if you DO...you may just see yourself on this show some day!" So unlike MTV, these channels are encouraging stupid kids (who generally need no additional encouragement to be idiots) to endanger their lives with the hopes of getting their 15 minutes of fame. Totally irresponsible.
Sing It! (2016)
Fine Bros. need to remember why they are on YouTube to begin with
I watched the free episode when it came out. Or at least I tried to. Couldn't bear to watch more than 5 minutes before realizing that YouTube made a huge mistake in banking on them to be one of their launch titles for their paid service. They need to remember that they got on YouTube in the first place because they failed miserably at actually writing. They found their niche on YouTube by not having to write, but not they are screwing that up by alienating their fans by forcing ads for this garbage down their throats before every video.
And seriously...an American Idol spoof in 2016? Oooh! So timely! That'll show 'em! I half expected to hear characters greet each other with "Wassssuppp!" because the last time an American Idol parody might have been appropriate, those beer commercials were still going on. And then there is the cast. Full of washed up has-beens. People who haven't worked in years. And I hope Debbie Ryan realizes the irony of her appearing on a show that is mocking bad singers. There is a reason why she hasn't done anything since her little Disney show. The only thing worse than her singing voice is her speaking voice.
Can't wait for YouTube to pull the plug on this. Or for the Fine Bros. to take a look at their upload history and see that EVERY one of their scripted videos gets like a quarter of the views of their React ones. Maybe then they will realize that writing is not there thing.
Great Bikini Bowling Bash (2014)
butt ugly washed up has beens + bad writing = why?
What is the point of movies like this these days? Why would anyone want to watch these washed up has beens that did NOT age well, trying to act (badly) to badly written scripts written be people who actually think they have some sort of comedic talent? If we wanted to see these women naked, why wouldn't we just go online and see then when they were actually somewhat attractive (well...come of them we never attractive) ACTUALLY having sex and not hurting our ears with their talking?
Sorry girls...you should have saved your money when you were still in demand, rather than snorting it up your nose. But just because you are in your 30s and realize you have almost half a century left to live and no way of making money now doesn't mean you should force people to sit through your inanity. No need to watch you to PRETEND of have sex (unless the guys have 10 inch tongues, they are licking nothing but air) when in 3 minutes I can watch you actually having sex if I want. Or better yet, HOT girls doing so.
Seinfeld: The Finale (1998)
Note to writers: Viewers hate clip shows!
IT is unfathomable that Larry David thought it was a good idea to treat the much hyped and highly anticipated finale as a clip show. Clips shows are the most hated episodes of any series. Sure, in the early days of TV, it might have been useful to catch new viewers up on what they missed in past seasons. But prior to the finale, Seinfeld had been on at least twice a day in all cities in syndication. Everyone had seen these clips hundreds of times already. And to make things worse, prior to the finale, NBC aired a 1 hour CLIP SHOW. So Larry David gave us a clip show followed by a clip show.
Granted, that was not the only reason why the finale was awful. The concept of the finale was awful. Even if such a law existed, expecting unarmed civilians to try to stop a mugger with a gun is ridiculous, even by Seinfeld standards. And for a show that claimed to be about nothing, this was the most convoluted sit-com plot ever.
But had they simply had all the previous guest stars come back for the trial and just TALK about the old episode, without actually turning it into a clip show, I think maybe the reaction to the show wouldn't have been QUITE as bad. It still would have sucked, sure. But it wouldn't be widely regarded as one of, if not THE worst series finale in TV history. And it earned that distinction.
Clear History (2013)
What's the point?
If Larry David wanted to make something EXACTLY like Curb Your Enthusiasm, why not just make another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Sadly, not only was this exactly like Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it is exactly like the later (terrible) seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm rather than the first few seasons. JB Smoove ruined CYE and he ruined this movie that should never have been made in the first place.
Mr. David...stick to half hour comedies. You have now attempted to make a feature length film twice in your career and have failed miserably both times. And if you insist on acting, then stick to playing yourself or at least a fictionalized version of yourself like in CYE. Don't bother trying to play someone else since every character you play is exactly the same person...you.
No, seriously...do you want to know how bad this was? Think Seinfeld finale bad.
Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
Painful to listen to
This movie was just painful to listen to. No, not just because the audio sounds like it was mixed by a bunch of third graders, thought that is a huge part of it. The audio levels were so harsh that is like hearing nails on a chalkboard for 90 minutes. (With Natasha Gregson Wagner's voice being just plain shrill on its own.) But there is also the constant talking over each other. To some extent, that adds a little realism, but it is overdone and just makes the movie hard to listen to. But even THAT is not all. There is also the ridiculous dialogue that was clearly written by a pretentious writer who is trying to make himself seem intelligent, having all his characters use big words and phrases that NO ONE in the real world uses. And with that, there goes the realism. But I guess that is why they threw in the semi-graphic sex scene. To try to get some buzz and take away from the rest of the awfulness of this movie.
Harvard Man (2001)
It imagine here were a LOT of walkouts in this movie
There is nothing at all to like about this movie. Joey Lauren Adams shows that it is not just her voice that is like nails on a chalkboard. While Adrian Grenier shows off the horrible acting that became so famous on Entourage. All the while the director was confusing annoying with interesting. I can't imagine too many people sat through the acid trip without getting fed up and walking out. It was annoying for the sake of being annoying. All with no payoff to redeem it. I just can't imagine what anyone was thinking making a movie with such a prolonged act that was literally painful to listen to. Which would have been bad enough if the ENTIRE movie wasn't also painful to listen to. IT was as if the audio was recorded in a toy microphone with harsh audio levels.
I would literally prefer to sit through 2 hours of nails on a chalkboard that this movie.
Painful to watch.
There are parts of this movie....many parts...that are literally like being in a crowded room with everyone talking at once. And all of them have extremely annoying voices, and are talking too loudly. I never quite realized how annoying Anna Paquin's voice was before watching this movie, but after seeing this, I can't watch any movie she has been in before. To make things worse, it seemed like each scene got more annoying than the last. It honestly made me feel physically ill after seeing this movie. They could play this movie when they are trying to get cults or evil dictators to come out of their bunkers. It would end the siege within the way too long 2 1/2 hours of this movie's running time.
One of those "Look! It's weird so it is good!" pieces of garbage that people claim to like because they think it makes their film taste superior to others to like crap.
Just because it is the quality of that of a high school film project (that got a C-) doesn't mean it is art or that it is worth watching. This truly is the kind of garbage you seen on YouTube, only without the annoying metal music so prevalent on YouTube.
Perhaps the only good thing you can say about this movie is that it is the best work David Arquette has ever done in his life. Not just best movie. Not just best entertainment job. It is the best thing David Arquette has ever done in his life.
But it is no big surprise that Jeff Vespa has not graduated onto real movies. Sorry Jeff...You are about to turn 42 and you haven't made it yet. Time to give it up and join the Bloomingdale's management program.
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
What were they THINKING?
This is where Eddie Murphy's career ended and why actors should never just cash a paycheck. This is honestly one of those "What the hell were they thinking" movies where everyone involved should have KNOWN was a disaster from the beginning. I would have understood this more if Murphy did this AFTER the Foxy Brown scandal, but he still had a chance to revive his career after his flops like Harlem Nights, Distinguished Gentleman, etc. But this just drove him down more into the abyss that was Nutty Professor and Daddy Day Care.
Where to start? Well, how about the awful musical/dance number at the chop shop? Horrible forced humor that wasn't funny. Or Axel Foley trying to figure out how to operate Serge's superweapon. More unfunny forced humor.
And since when is Axel Foley some sort of superhero cop? Jumping from car to car on the ferris wheel? Give me a break. Why do movies feel the need to turn ordinary people into superheros? (I'm looking at you, Live Free or Die Hard with John McClane's helicopter stunt.) And I haven't even gotten into the ending where Uncle Dave...a man in his mid-70s...is shot in the stomach and expected to die, yet apparently makes a full recovery before a man in his early 30s (Axel) is still recovering from a superficial gunshot wound, and Flint is also still in bad shape despite a simply shoulder wound.
It seems fitting that George Lucas would do a cameo in this movie. He was the king of destroying great movies in the 90s.
Smash Lab (2007)
I can get into all the other reasons why the show failed, but I don't necessarily agree with many listed here. No one watched Mythbusters for the science either. At least no one with ANY science knowledge. All these shows are entertainment with a science element.
But the problem with Smash LAb is that it failed in both science AND entertainment. It was impossible to follow due to the terrible directing. Most obvious was the over use of super slow motion. Smart directors know how to use effects to the benefit of the viewers. For one thing, always have the first cut be at normal speed. That allows viewers to see what happened as if they were there. It also shows the full impact of a collision, or speed/acceleration of an object, or whatever they were trying to show. But with Smash Lab, just as they got to the "pay off", they started with the slow motion. And also the repeated angle changes. It never allows the viewer to actually focus on what is going on. And then they show the same 5 seconds over and over again from a different angle trying to make it appear as if it is continuous rather than a repeat of the same action.
It really makes you wonder how directors are able to actually receive paychecks if they are so clueless into what makes good entertainment.
2004 World Series (2004)
what is this even doing here?
The IMDb is getting way out of hand. The World Series is not a Television Mini-Series. These people are not actors. They are not even cast members. And listing people who were seen in the CROWD? And then having the nerve to put "uncredited" next to some? Hey, I was at a playoff game once. Can I put myself in the IMDb as being a "Member of Crowd" at that game? I was clearly visible on camera for a few seconds in that game. I was also seen on Sportscenter in a highlight from that game. I guess that makes me a big time TV star. Oh, and then there were those three times I asked a question on Donahue. I want a Kevin Bacon number!
Recorded Live (1975)
Brings back great memories
Ahhh, the good old days of HBO when they only showed movies, and therefore had lots of time to fill to get to the next half hour before the next one would start. The days of HBO's Video Jukebox, Braingames, and Short Takes. I never thought I would see this short film again until I read in a magazine that it was included on the Tremors 4 DVD. So I immediately went out and bought the DVD just for this movie. (I am a huge Tremors fan, but not so much the last two.) I was not disappoint. Definitely brings me back to the day of hanging out at my friends house watching Flash Gordon at 9:00 AM, and then again at 2:00 PM and again at 8:00 PM with Recorded Live thrown in afterwards. Then waiting 2-3 days until Flash Gordon came back on to watch it again.
I wish HBO would bring back Short Takes to some degree. But I guess there is more money in running promos for upcoming movies. (Hey, HBO..we already are paying for HBO! You don't need to sell us on the channel!) Maybe they should put it on Cinemax since they boast that it is nothing but movies. Whatever channel it may be, even IFC, some station should bring this back, with both old and new short films. Most may be terrible, but some will be memorable, like this.
(Granted, this movie is not all that spectacular. Mostly a parody of The Blob. But anyone in their mid 30s or older who had HBO or knew someone that did will love it.)
The Andy Milonakis Show (2005)
terrible, another sign of how out of touch MTV is
It is no wonder that MTV was on the verge of bankruptcy until Ozzy Osbourne singlehanded saved them. Because this is their idea of entertainment. I simply cannot believe that ANYONE could possibly find even one second of this show even remotely entertaining. The funny thing is, the same people who say how great this show is, are also the same ones that talk about how terrible the Nickelodeon teen shows are. And Andy Milonakis is nothing but a BAD version of one of the Nickelodeon teens.
Of course, getting back to how out of touch MTV is, they think that by throwing in celebrities, people will forget just how terribly untalented this fat kid is.
Going Greek (2001)
what were they thinking
The makers of this movie should have known they were in trouble when they hired Chris Owens to be the tough guy, rather than the geek. Did they honestly think that viewers would think of him as anything other than a complete idiot? And I am not just basing it on the Sherminatior. I am basing it on the fact that he clearly is a complete geek. In reality, he would NEVER get in a fraternity (which REALLY makes a person sad.) let alone be one of the big men in it.
The rest of the movie was equally as poorly made. Predictable, unfunny, and just plain painful to watch. This movie is not worth even 5 minutes of the viewer's time.
Girl Fever (2002)
there is a very good chance this is
the WORST movie ever made. One might ask why anyone ever thought about making a follow up to 100 Girls in the first place. After that, one might wonder how on earth anyone every financially backed it. And finally, one might wonder how anyone could ever sit through this movie without thinking what I did. And that is, "After sitting through this movie, the only one who may never smile again is ME." To anyone who actually likes this movie, I have one question. What was the point? I honestly can't think of one single scene, or joke that made me even remotely laugh. This movie was so bad that it makes me mad that such an untalented writer could ever get a greenlight on this project while people with actual senses of humor cannot.
no Jo. enough said
If they couldn't get Nancy McKeon, they shouldn't have done this movie. For most of the series, she WAS the show. I don't care if she showed up for a brief scene at the end, one that could have been filmed in an hour. It would have been better than nothing.
But no, getting another actress was not an option. Anyone who thinks it would have been good apparently doesn't watch TV, or at least not shows/movies in which that is done. EVERY one of them is routinely and thoroughly panned when they do it. Not to mention, the actresses mentions by one commenter would split their sides laughing so hard at the notion the that they would be asked to stoop to playing Jo in a Fact of Life TV reunion movie. "Hey, Ms. Bullock, I know you make $10+ million a movie. But would you like to take a hundred thousand of so bucks to be on the Facts of Life Reunion?" "Sure. I'll just put my major motion picture career on hold for a few months!" "Hey, Angelina, don't bother with those sequels to Tomb Raider and the ensuing $20 million dollars you will make. Do this TV movie instead!" While we are at it, let's suggest that they should have asked George Clooney to take a break from filming Ocean's Eleven in order to reprise his role.
The other bad thing about this movie was, did Beverly not exist? Cloris Leachman is still around. Why not get her. (And, unlike Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock, she would be more than happy to appear.) What, the girls don't love her anymore?
Escape from New York (1981)
great low budget movie
This movie is not for those wishing to see an explosion every minute. It is for those who want the action to compliment the storyline, not the other way around. Some of the comments against this movie seem unfair. One based a lower rating on the fact that it reminded them too much of Blade Runner. Considering Escape from NY came first, it is not fair to consider this movie the copy. And secondly, people seem to forget what NY City was like in the 70s. It almost went bankrupt. Yes, the entire city. So, when this movie was conceived, NY was an acceptable choice for the plot. If you can accept ANY island being turned into a prison, NY was as good a choice as any. People seem to be judging this based on the thriving NY City of the 80s, 90s and today. Again, this is unfair.
Bottom line is this movie is not for everyone. It does get a little slow in parts. But if you can get through the lags, you will be rewarded with a darn good story.
may be real, probably not. who cares?
Theo Robertson needs to watch this movie again because many, many key elements of this movie went right over his head. Most of the questions he asked to show how bad the logic was behind this movie are and were CLEARLY answered in the film.
For example, why didn't the mob hire the best lawyer possible? Because a legitimate lawyer wouldn't go for the illegal trial that was taking place. Did you not get the entire plot that the DA was TRYING to lose the case?
As far as matching up the ballistics, do you think that murderers use the same weapon all the time? Not unless they are idiots.
I can even very easily answer why the other guard confessed in the trial. For one thing, he was under oath. And it was pretty clear to everyone that the defense lawyer KNEW what had happened. So, to avoid adding perjury to the charge, he confessed. But that isn't even why. People confess things all the time, even when not under oath. Because some people have an attack of conscience. This guard felt guilty about what he had participated in.
You are right about one thing however. Three ticket stubs is hardly proof that they were at the basketball game. However, I don't know how things are in Scotland, but in the US, the burden of proof is on the PROSECUTION. The defendant just needs to show reasonable doubt. And a PRIEST testifying under oath that he went to a basketball game with the defendants on the night of the murder, and producing ticket stubs to the game would go a LONG way toward creating reasonable doubt.
Seriously, watch the movie again. This time, don't look for mistakes. You ruined the whole movie for yourself and totally missed the ENTIRE plot in doing so.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Best 70s disaster movie ever
To even compare this movie to Titanic is an insult to movie-goers everywhere. Titanic isn't even in the same league as The Poseidon Adventure. Titanic's acting is like an elementary school play compared to Gene Hackman and his castmates. And unlike Titanic, with Poseidon Adventure, you actually root FOR the survivors. I don't know anyone that wouldn't have preferred that Rose went down with the Titanic along with Jack. The only thing Titanic beats Poseidon on is the special effects, and you certainly can't fault it for that. For its time, The Poseidon Adventure stretched the limits of the technology far more that Titanic during its mid 90s shooting.
My only bad memories of The Poseidon Adventure, and this is not its fault, is its sequel. Not only was Beyond... a horrible movie, but it ruins the first movie. Suddenly rather than a huge disaster where only 6 people make it out alive, and only because they listened to Reverend Scott, we find that many more made it without his help. It just doesn't have the same feeling after seeing the sequel. (And why did the rescue team just leave after finding 6 survivors? They couldn't stay awhile longer looking for more?)
something bothers me. could be propaganda
This movie is about as much of a documentary as any Michael Moore movie is. In other words, not at all. Now, I am not saying that mistakes were made, or even that lies were told to cover up these mistakes. But the extent that this so called documentary makes it out is just plain ridiculous. And the director uses the typical tricks to fool the audience. For example, WHY couldn't this movie use the "far better resolution" footage taken from the FLIR camera. There is NO reason why. Possibly they did so because some, if not all of the events that they described were explained away by other means than were given as fact in the movie.
I'm sorry, but any movie that makes it appear as if the ATF said "OK, we are going to burn down this house today and kill everyone inside" shows that the have NO interest in the truth. Conspiracy theories are fun, as long as they aren't taken too seriously.
Jingle and Jangle were really short sighted
So, they want to get Vixen out of the dog pound. Apparently they don't seem to care about the huge ecological disaster that would occur when it snows in South Town, and is warm in the North Pole. IS one flying reindeer worth the destruction of the entire planet?
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
walked out on it
Never before have I done that. After spending the money, I always feel compelled to give a movie the benefit of the doubt at least for 100 minutes. But I just couldn't do it with this movie. I would have paid ANOTHER $8 to walk out early if I had to. This is a sad state of teenagers and college students today if this is what they consider entertainment. (And it isn't like I am old, being 30.) Sad that a movie could be made in which the entire goal is to blitz the senses of the audience. As someone described (strangely as a COMPLIMENT), you feel exhausted after seeing this movie. Why on earth would someone want to feel exhausted after watching a movie like this? I would also want to know exactly when the words 'artistic' are 'REALLY BAD' somehow became interchangeable. Just because a movie is bad or different, it is not artistic. Some movies are just bad. And some styles of filming have never been done before for a REASON. Because they SHOULDN'T be done.
Not bad for an old time TV movie
I've seen this recently and you gotta love any movie that has both Joe Pantoliano and Jeffrey Tambor, however briefly. I'm not sure how accurate it all is, but it is fairly entertaining. The first time I came across it was really late at night and though I only planned on watching a few minutes, I soon found myself still awake at 4:00 in the morning. This just shows that made for TV movies often outshine their theater counterparts. Especially in the 80s with The Day After, and all the mini-series that often now are shown as long movies.
Not sure how they could release this in widescreen format, despite the letterbox snobs who wish for it. It was a made for TV movie. And therefore most likely never filmed in widescreen aspect. So what would they do on a letterbox? Black out the sides of the TV as well?