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November 16th, 2009
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So ...
What is your favorite guilty pleasure movie? A movie that makes your friends question your sanity. (Or, if you have as cool of friends as I do go "yeah, isn't it terrible? Let's watch it again")

For me it's Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. Really, it's serious cheese. One of my favorite things is trying to work out who is taking it seriously and who isn't. It's a killer cast, Molly Ringwald as an alien planet valley girl, really, she's deeply funny, Ernie Hudson walking through the same part that he seemed to play in every 80s movie he was in and Michael Ironside as the heavily made up villain, having more fun than the rest of the cast put together.

If you want to come over to my place, I'll make the popcorn and throw it up on the big screen.

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From:sibylle
Date:November 16th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)

Mine is ...

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From:phillip2637
Date:November 16th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Are you sure "throw it up on" was the idiom you were looking for?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:November 16th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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I said what I meant, and I meant what I said.
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:November 17th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
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You just have to hope he doesn't eat it first.
From:markiv1111
Date:November 16th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)

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I don't think I like anything generally considered "bad," but people have questioned my fondness for *The Titanic,* and I was very fond of a movie called just *Marie* (the book was *Marie: A True Story*) that everybody else seems to have either skipped or been left cold by. Also, there was a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio (am I spelling that correctly?) called, I think, *The Beach." It had no depth, and parts of it made no sense, but I watched it with my goddaughter and a bunch of her friends and I found it absolutely gripping in spite of everything. No, I haven't seen *Santa Claus Conquers the Martians* or *Attack of the Killer Tomatoes* or *Plan 9 from Outer Space.*

Nate
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From:pondside
Date:November 16th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I'll be over next year -- love popcorn!
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From:qnofhrt
Date:November 16th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Another Molly Ringwald classic - "16 Candles". Teenage angst at it's finest.
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From:barondave
Date:November 16th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Depending on which friends I'm hanging with at the moment... Rocky Horror Picture Show, All That Jazz or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.

Or Head.

I have a lot of friends, some of whom should not share the same popcorn.
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From:mrgoodwraith
Date:November 16th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Pyschomania is probably at the top of my "guilty pleasures" list. I have it on videotape; I don't know whether it's available on DVD. Best line: "Liar! You're not dead!". Best song lyric: "...the holy sound of revving fills the sky...". Most inexplicable scene: Newly immortal undead biker gang begins their Anti-Establishment Reign of Terror by...driving through an indoor supermarket! It's George Sanders' final film role (as a butler who might or might not be the Devil). Doctor Who actors John Levene (Sgt. Benton of UNIT) and Alan Bennion (assorted Ice Lords) have cameos as ill-fated policemen. First-rate schlock; the first half plods, but the second half truly does reward repeated viewings.
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From:shsilver
Date:November 16th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Texas Across the River, starring Dean Martin with Joey Bishop as his (not-so-)faithful Indian sidekick, Kronk. Alain Delon as a Spanish nobleman, and Peter Graves as a near-incomprehensible cavalry commander. Oh yeah, and everyone's favorite Klingon, Michael Ansara as a Comanche chief.

I think I sent you a copy of the DVD a while back.
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From:beamjockey
Date:November 17th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
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Maybe Dark Star. I think it's pretty good, so do most of my friends, but there are those who think I'm crazy to love it.
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From:jei_wing
Date:November 17th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)

Ooo...fun topic!!

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Heh....

It's a toss-up between two movies. (Both are Japanese, which surprises no one who knows me....)

"Onmyoji," which one reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes called "crazy as a rat in a can." Lovely acting, GORGEOUS cinematography, bad (BAD!!) special effects.

and

"L: Change the World," which is a spin-off of the "Death Note" movies. Cheesy to the core. I'm afraid I like watching it just for Kenichi Matsuyama's performance as the famous detective L.
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From:bammba_m
Date:November 17th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
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My friends don't question my sanity. (You cannot question an absent witness! HA!!!)

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From:fredhuggins
Date:November 17th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
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You're all gonna rag on me for this, but isn't that the point? My biggest Guilty Pleasure movie is Good Burger.

I know, I know, it's the stupidest Goddamn movie of all time. That's not in dispute.

But see, having viewed it several times, I've become convinced that the filmmakers were TRYING to make the stupidest Goddamn movie of all time. And they succeeded magnificently.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:November 17th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm not going to rag on you ... not at all. I have watched this movie ... it was, however, with my then 5 year old.
From:the_ogre
Date:November 17th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)

Currently...

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...it's That Thing You Do. Also great cast, good acting, and lots of fun - but was horribly panned when it was released.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:November 17th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Currently...

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That is not true, it got very good reviews, it just didn't do well at the box office. It do well enough in DVD sales for there to be an extended version, which is a big improvement on an already wonderful movie.
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