Sunday, April 8, 2012

Weekly Round-Up (4/1/12 - 4/7/12)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee) ***1/2 - It's been a long while since I've seen this film. It looks awesome on Blu-Ray, must say.

It's the Holy Week so what better time to share in the suffering and death of Jesus Christ than to torture myself with dismally bad movies:


Date Movie (Aaron Seltzer) * - This is said to be the best of their work. That's like saying it's the best type of hepatitis you can get. This one is redeemed somewhat by Jennifer Coolidge who provides the only actual laugh in the entire film with her Barbra Streisand-character impression. It's otherwise unfunny and painful.

Epic Movie (Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer) 1/2 - Even more painful than Date Movie. It's almost totally free of any redeeming value whatsoever although Crispin Glover as Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka was on the precipice of actual-funny-dom.

Meet the Spartans (Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer) 1/2 - Only a couple of borderline clever gags provide relief in the sea of insulting, boring, mind-numbing awfulness. 



The Room (Tommy Wiseau) ** - This is the infamous so-bad-it's-good cult movie. I have to say that it's earned its reputation. The film is incompetently made from the hilariously bad acting to the weird, unusual, downright laughable directions that the story and characters take. I couldn't decide how I was gonna rate this so I decided to split the difference: as a comedy it is 3-stars but as a dramatic film, which it was trying to be, it's 1/2 star (generous) film. It would be fun to see this with an audience, I must say.

12 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Seriously interesting ratings from this week buddy, those Epic Movie creators really have ran out of ideas with some of the shit they've made in the last few years, the Room is epic as a comedy however.

Natural One said...

Crouching Tiger is one of my favorites

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah all those spoof movies are just painful to watch, I'd rather beat my head against the wall.

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mad padre said...

"It's the Holy Week so what better time to share in the suffering and death of Jesus Christ than to torture myself with dismally bad movies"

I love that.

I hope you find time to watch some truly good movies to share in the resurrection vibe. :)

Mark said...

It's been a while since I've seen Crouching Tiger too. I loved it at the time but I wonder how it holds up now. I found Meet The Spartans to have some decent moments, I got some laughs so it did it's job.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I laughed just reading the plot for The Room on Wikipedia. Sounds exquisitely bad.

DWei said...

Isn't "The Room" the name of a Silent Hill game too?

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Whoa, you actually sat through all those Friedberg/Seltzer movies? I applaud your conviction haha.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Oh.

Oh god.

Bastard, my brother in names...why? WHY?!

The Room?! I was JUST talking about how fucking godawful that movie is!!! I mean, it's unwatchable outside of the Rifftrax version!

How...how can you...why? Are you THAT much of a masochist?!

Meet the Spartans isn't THAT bad, it's actually kinda funny...unlike Date Movie and HNNNNGRARGHNO Epic Movie.

So horrible. SO horrible.

Y'know, I completely forgot Ang Lee did that movie. Weird, the things one gets reminded on the internuggets...

Tom Badguy said...

Good page, I dig it.

Adam said...

C. Tiger is good, but not as much as it hyped up for