Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bad Movie Night lives on

Back in college, my brother held Bad Move Night every week (or every other week) at his apartment. His living room would be crowded with his friends and charming older sister, his bowls overflowing with popcorn, his garbage can littered with empty beer cans and his DVD player filled with gems such as:

  • Jason X
  • Spice World
  • Collateral Damage
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Death Race 2000
  • Cobra

It was magical.

Now that he has moved to Chicago, we've resurrected Bad Movie Night at my apartment, in all its ridiculous glory.

The first week, we watched Ballistic: Ecks Versus Sever, starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu. It was, of course, retarded and we ended up talking over it more than we actually watched it.

Next up is a repeat for BMN: Jason X. This might be one of my favorites in BMN history. Jason in space? It. Is. Awesome.

We've got a few more in the queue -- specifically Lindsey Lohan's I Know Who Killed Me and the infamously horrible Gigli -- but I'd love to hear some of your votes for worst movie ever.



bj said...

Over The Top. Not only is it Sylvester Stallone, but it has the classic child custody battle plot line all wrapped around truck driving and an arm wrestling tournament in Vegas.

Close second: The Gate. Kids open up a gate to hell by digging a hole in their backyard. Who hasn't done that?

Melissa said...

Ah that sounds like an awesome idea! It would be hilarious. My favorite bad movie would have to be.. Nine? I think it's called Nine. Possibly a small variation on that but it stars Ryan Reynolds (my main reason for renting it in the first place) and it was deliciously bad. Check it out!

jess said...

Baby Geniuses! I promise!

Hilarious Co-Worker said...

I'm extremely impressed that Death Race 2000 is on your list. That movie is sooooo awesomely bad.

Another great one is the Garbage Pail Kids movie. I can let you borrow it if need be.

Sarah said...

sleepaway camp - so bad it's good. please don't hate me if you're scarred for life after watching it.

Marie said...

Ouf. Gigli or is Gigi or whatever the hell is so bad it's hard to compete with.

elle michelle said...

BJ: Wow, 80s Stallone AND arm wrestling? I'll put that in the queue.

Melissa: Nothing wrong with a little Ryan Reynolds during BMN!

Jess: 2% on Rotten Tomatoes!! We are definitely watching that.

HC: Holy crap, a whopping 00% on Rotten Tomatoes. Bring it Thursday to lunch if you remember.

Sarah: Sounds really, really creepy. Delightfully, freakily creepy.

Marie: Good, I hope it really is as awful as its reputation!

Bayjb said...

I'm going to recommend "because I said so," it is awful! That and "Rumor has it." Oh Spiceworld. Memories!

rachel said...

i'm pretty sure that this is the best / most hilarious idea EVER!

Whiskeymarie said...

I just recently became obsessed with Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo- so wonderfully, deliciously terrible.

My friends and I used to have "T&A movie night" where we watched 70's and 80's slasher films. "Cheerleader camp" was a favorite, as was Sarah's mention, "Sleepaway Camp."

Good times.

RebeccaC said...

I LOVE THIS. When I was in college the dorms had their own tv channel and the year I was there they played Romy and Michelle's High School Reunioin on repeat for about two months straigth. Awesomeness.

Also, have you ever seen Svengoolie on WCIU on Saturday nights? Its a locally-hosted bad-movie show out of Berwyn that plays laughably AWFUL horror b-movies (Killer Clowns from Outer Space is my favorite). JT and I watch it almost every Saturday. We are losers but its fun if you're drunk.

Stef said...

I second sleepaway camp. It's one of the best worst movies ever. I LOVED IT and i hate all movies (bad or good)

Maris said...

Anything with Pauly Shore should be eligible for this. Likewise, anything with Lohan (exception: Mean Girls).

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