Have to say that the inclusion of the 1976 King Kong is simply
wrong wrong wrong This version is better than the original and much better than the Peter Jackson So Adams has his head up his ass on that one point King King Lives Fine A bad movie Sorry I don t have a blog and I m tired of that movie being shat upon But overall I admire Adams for putting himself through this and providing a thoughtful analysis of why certain movies don t work A really cool idea reasonably well done I dare anyone to find A Entertaining Book About The entertaining book about the of awful films The art of analyzing horrible movies is not as simple as you think What constitutes shit to one person might be gold to another However I don t think a whole lot of people would protest what s good or bad with the films author and film reviewer Michael Adams researched They re all bad Real bad Basically every movie he analyzes some of these films don t reuire much analysis are all pretty much bottom of the barrel shit Still other than rock and roll and literature bad films is a definite passion of mine A passion I ve fed like a slimy rat in the basement since my teenage years when I first saw the brilliant shitfest called The Winged Serpent And yes while James Joyce might have had his archaic longings for a late nineteenth century Dublin or Fitzgerald longed for the old singsong days in Princeton I yearn for the lost golden years of the 80 s when I could walk into my local video store and randomly pick up such luminary films as Children Shouldn t Play With Dead Things or I Drink Your Blood or have you forgotten Mommie Dearest the masterpiece biopic of Joan Crawford in which a ghoulish Fey Dunaway beats her daughter with wire hangers and cleaning supplies Such films opened my eyes to the psychosis of life Yes there are crazy fucking people out there and some of them are writers and directors and even actors This was a revelation I still hold very dear to my heart Anyway I have read several books about bad movies but none of those writers have the comical and sardonic chops of writer Michael Adams who set out to discover the worst film of all time in one month Yes he trolled ebay and garage sales and every other vendor you can think of to find these pieces of crap And along the way he gives us small descriptions of these films their history the filmmakers behind them including Ed Wood and what consitutes their badness and basically their hilarity Anyway it s a funny fucking book Read it My favorite chapter was definitely about hot actresses in the 80s who were married to lecherous old men that made weird films about incest Two
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Such Actresses Are Pia actresses are Pia who was married to an Israeli tycoon who basically bought her a Golden Globe for Best New Actress for one of the most discomforting films I ve ever encountered called Butterfly about a hot farmer s daughter and her relationship with her ahem father Yuck The second star in this category is definitely Bo Derek whose scuzzy older husband directed her in a slew of crap movies that all had the underlying theme of incest These films must be seen to be believed And yes I ve seen them all And yes I said Yuck Thanks to Michael Adams however I have a list of horrible wonderful shit to see Adams hilarious accounts of such movies as Vanilla Ice s Cool As Ice John Travolta s Perfect and other such steaming turds ust make me smile Hopefully they will for you too You have to be a fan of bad movies which I am to appreciate this funny irreverent book of the author s search for the worst movie ever madenot the usual so bad they are good such as Plan 9 From Outer Space by the beloved Ed Wood but the so bad they are bad These are films that are almost beyond belief in their ineptnessterrible acting no comprehensible story line hysterical special effects look like they were filmed in your grandmother s rec room on a telephone and the list goes on The author who is an Australian film critic ponders how they ever were released or why they were even made His uest was to watch one bad film a day for a year and he searched data bases talked to directors and other writers to compile his list He admits that by the end of the year he was almost reduced to a gibbering idiot but he indeed decided on the worst of the worst a film of which the majority of the public is unfamiliar This is a must read for the bad film fanatic but be advised that it contains some pretty raw language which might offend. It and hilarious observations In the vein of AJ Jacobs’s New York Times bestselling book The Know It All and with the snarky sarcasm of television’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Soup Showgirls Teen Wolves and Astro Zombies leaves no stone unturned With a foreword by cult director George A Romero Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dea. .
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who make movies so he approaches his project with a lot of good will And because he smake movies so he approaches his project with a lot of good will And because he s film ournalist he s able to get people to talk to him about their movies There is also much musing about what makes a movie bad what counts as a movie film history and so forth It s a lot of fun discovering the worst movie picks of people like John Waters and David Sedaris I ve read uite a bit about weird bad and psychotronic film and even so there were here I hadn t heard of I could have done with a little less about his personal life have done with a little less about his personal life s trying to do this in the format of one of those I spent a year doing some crazy thing books and it kind of clashes with the film orientation of his project because watching bad movies is not something that inflects your daily life the way that trying to obey the Old Testament or what have you does Australian movie critic Michael Adams did what few cinephiles have attempted to do to discover the worst movie ever made In order to do so he resolved to watch an average of one bad movie each day after spending time compiling a comprehensive list of bad movies from all over the internet He uses a bingo machine to randomly select his movies each week the movies are grouped into categories in different ways in If you don t enjoy crappy movies you probably won t enjoy this book Luckily I find a lot of appeal in fuckawfulness so this is right up my alley If you re one of those people who owns those 50 film box sets this is pretty much tailor made for you Thankfully it s not all out of copyright stuff reviewed and modern crapola has an eual run I mean if the book hadn t included Gigli it would ve failed at the first hurdle right Side note I know someone who was in Leonard Part VI so I did particularly enjoy seeing that get a guernseySome other GR reviews appear to take issue with Adams for not beating himself up over the uality of the dreck watched which would lead me to believe they hadn t actually read the book Watching a year s worth of bad movies is unuestionably displayed as a bit of a shit idea albeit one that results in moments of Stockholm Syndrome happiness The book isn t meant to be a searing critiue of why bad movies are made it s an example of what it s like to take a hobby to its furthest extentNo it s not a deeply sociological work but it never sets out to be It s a dude watching some terrible shit making notes and then turning it into a book that other people who also enjoy watching terrible shit which FUNNILY ENOUGH includes people who make good movies will enjoy It s not rocket science but neither is making a scarum flick I laughed I recognised movies that I ve seen and am eually weirded by the fact that Manos is currently being restored and I felt pretty positively towards the author who seems to find the same stuff funny as I do It induced enough laughter and YouTube hunting to make it well worth the effort Anyone with a healthy respect for cinema s dodginess will enjoy it As an aside The King of Marvin Gardens takes my pick for worst film and it s not listed here You know when you intermittently doze through an in flight film and it s as if the movie is mocking you by being the longest thing ever That and BRUCE DERN S TEETH The fact that Scatman Crothers Jack Nicholson Ellen Burstyn and the cinematography of L szl Kov cs apparently shooting through a vaseline lens the whole time can t save it is proof of its collapsing star suckage IMDB loves it though but screw those guys This is a well written book for what it is but by 34 of the way in I was so offended by the central premise that I ust skimmed the rest of the chapters to see if I recognized any movie titles The book is an overview of the author s self imposed uest to watch a bad movie every day for a year in an attempt to find the worst movie ever made This is on top of his work obligations as a movie critic and his family obligations as a husband and the father of a young girl I generally like books by authors who give themselves arbitrary uests AJ Jacobs Barbara Ehrenreich Ted Conover but in other books the uest gives the authors room to write about something meaningful about what they learn about themselves or what larger societal issues are illuminated by their tasks Adams though ust writes about bad movies A little about his career development along the way a little about vacations he takes a little about other people s favorite ba. Michael Adams's book is great fun No one intends to make a truly bad movie but when they do Michael Adams will be there to watch itand make it entertaining John Landis director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers In Showgirls Teen Wolves and Astro Zombies film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year long odyssey to discover the worst movie ever ,
D movies to his credit he does contact a number of surprising people for interviews But he never as far as I read gets into why people love bad movies surprising people for interviews But he never as far as I read gets into why people love bad movies that they do and the closest he gets to a societal observation is noticing that a lot of his older movies are racist and sexist Mostly he ust writes a paragraph or two about a lot of different movies and there are only so many ways that he can write Bad acting bad dialogue bad lighting bad direction before it all sounds the same I was also completely offended
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Impact On His Familyon his family this solitary uest he watches almost every movie alone or what his wife thought about him watching gruesome rapes and murders on a laptop while she slept next to him in bed and Adams is not one to let a genital mutilation go without reference making this book pretty vile because of the overwhelming vileness of many of the movies themselves This is a decent summary of a book but it centers on a self centered pointless destructive uest and I will not support it by recommending it to anyone As a longtime MST3K fan I have a real affection for bad movies the sincere the better stuff like Sharknado which is deliberately made to be bad is ust insulting This is a fun book weaving in ust enough of the author s life to make you feel like you re taking his year long The Management of International Joint Ventures journey with him He writes about the individual films very well and without condescension or smugness Where he can he talks to the people who produced them which I m not sure I d have the nerve to do If you enjoy list books andor bad movies then this is well worth your time Not a bad book but you can see that this is effectively a blog turned into a book Adams has some interesting and at times funny things to say about the films he watched however the freuent interpolation of personal life moments between the film critiues does little to improve the interest in the movies and his comments about them There were some elements within the book that worked uite well and Adams does have the capacity to deliver enough content to make a bad film fan consider him worthy of an audience I did however have an issue with his minimal reference to the pioneers of ba This is one of those types of books where an author sets up a uest of some kind and seeks to fulfill it not unlike the Year of Living Biblically and other like minded stunt books or movies The set up in Michael Adams book is that he will watch at least one bad movie per day for a year in an effort to discover the worst movie ever madeOf course we all know that rating a movie as the worst ever made is a pretty subjectiveudgment so in order for this book to be worthwhile it had better be a pretty fun By Bloods Decree journey though the year since we know there won t be much validity in the final result Luckily Adams is a funny and observant writer and he peppers his discussion of bad films with anecdotes from his personal life hisob struggles his relationship with his wife and child and other bits of insight Nothing about this book is world changing but if you have a soft spot for bad cinema you will find yourself nodding along with Adams as he describes various terrible movies and tries to find redeeming features in themOn the other hand if you don t have much stomach for bad movies I don t imagine there is much here for you If you never spent a Saturday afternoon watching MST3K or even better giving some bad movie the MST3K treatment with your friends then maybe avoid this one But if you ve sat through Manos The Hands of Fate on than one occasion then this book is for you Michael Adams watched one or bad movies every day for a solid year as an experimentendurance test It s almost something Morgan Spurlock would try except there s no real social comment to be made He watched everything from the Hollywood shit you can imagine Ishtar Batman Robin Superman IV Jaws The Revenge to stuff on VHS that was barely feature length and often had the boom mike showing Adams also interviews various filmmakers for their picks which adds to his growing list It s because of the wide range of movies that the book is a kind of mixed bag As it went on I got as weary as he did and some of the movies sounded horrible not Entwined (Darkest London, just because they were bad Adams draws the distinctions we all do between so bad it s good toust bad to offensively bad I m relieved that of the 400 plus movies watched I ve only seen about 15 20 and I aim to keep it that way I do. Ade which Mystery Science Theater 3000 star writer and director Kevin Murphy calls disturbingly comprehensive oyously critical and the best of its kind From all time cult classics such as Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space to new entries to the pantheon such as Gigli and Baby Geniuses no genre star or director is safe from Adams’s acerbic ,