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    The Good, The Bad, And The Movie

    STORY BY JENNIFER BRACKETT

    If you want something more to do than talking about “the bitch slap heard around the world,” here is a fun and different recommendation from a fellow movie lover! Call a handful of your most open-minded friends for a “bad” movie night. All you have to do is, put on your favorite streaming app. Next, find the category with the most old-school movies and surf the selection. If the movie cover looks ridiculous, then you know you are on the right trail. Select the “bad” movie and read the synopsis. Does it sound terrible? If your answer is “yes,” then watch it.

    If you have not ever considered watching a “bad” movie, take a moment to think about all the movie quotes you use in your day-to- day life. For example, my husband recently helped my daughter build a leprechaun home for a school project. When they finished, they showed me the tiny home. The first thing that came out of my mouth was a line from Zoolander – “What is this? A center for ants” Think about some movie quotes you may have recently heard, such as: Suicide Squad – “Normal is a setting on the dryer”, Jack Frost – “Snow dad is better than no dad”, and X-Men – “You know what happens to a toad when it’s
    struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everybody else.” Though these movies are not typically considered to be bad movies for most, the lines were memorable.

    The difference when watching a “bad” movie is, some of the lines are so terrible you find yourself quoting them all the time. One of my favorite quotes is from The Room – “It’s bullshit. I did not hit her. I did nooot! Oh, hi Mark,” and many more lines from this absolutely amazingly terrible movie. When a movie is that bad, it is amazing to watch with friends and family. It is so awful you just have to share it. Terrible movies are a great topic of conversation. I know it sounds strange to say, but talking about your favorite parts or lines from a “bad” movie will make you laugh. Whoever said, “laughter is the best
    medicine” was a wise person, indeed.

    If you are still lost on where to start, here are some recommendations. (Please keep in mind not all recommendations are appropriate for children.)

     

    REEFER MADNESS (1936):

    This black and white classic propaganda film, is a look at how America saw the horrors of marijuana use.

    HOWARD THE DUCK (1986):

    Howard the Duck is based on a Marvel Comic character. He is mysteriously launched from his planet “Duckworld” to Earth. When he lands, he rescues a woman from being attacked. This is only how his misadventure starts, as eventually he has to save our world from alien annihilation.

    TROLL 2 (1990):

    Do not be fooled by the title. You would assume this movie to be the sequel to the original Troll movie. You could not be more wrong. As a matter of fact, it has nothing to do with trolls at all. This movie is about a family on vacation who are attacked by goblins trying to turn them into plants.

    MAC AND ME (1988):

    This family friendly movie is about a boy, bound to his wheelchair, who befriends an Alien. The Alien escaped from NASA and now they venture to reunite him with his family, while running from the evil NASA agents. This movie is complete with a classic 80’s dance number in a McDonald’s, and is often used as a clip by Paul Rudd on talk shows when talking about his upcoming work.

    FLASH GORDON (1980):

    A football player and a journalist are tricked into a rocket ship and sent to a distant planet. Flash Gordon, a quarterback for the Jets, finds himself becoming the savior of not just the natives of the planet, from their tyrannical ruler, but also the universe. This, all done to an amazing soundtrack by Queen.

    THE ROOM:

    Honestly, I do not believe I could give a better synopsis of this movie than IMDB, without giving away the best parts of this movie. IMDB synopsis says, “Johnny is a successful bank executive who lives quietly in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, putting aside any scruple, she seduces Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.”

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