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February 27th, 2009
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That other movie list
Not every movie is worthy of an Oscar. Hell, some movies aren't worthy of anything much but scorn and derision. The Razzies were born in 1981 and as long was we are all copping to the great movies we've seen, let's fess up to the not-so-great ones we've watched... either in a theater or in the private shame of our homes by highlighting them in bold. I'm adding an extra, italize those that you tried to watch, but gave up on in disgust.

Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Cruising (1980)
Formula, The (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Jazz Singer, The (1980)
Nude Bomb, The (1980)
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Saturn 3 (1980)
Windows (1980)
Xanadu (1980)

Endless Love (1981)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Legend of the Lone Ranger, The (1981)
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
Mommie Dearest (1981) - I do want to say that this movie, along with MANY of the others tagged were not seen in a theater, they were on TV, and they were on, and I had nothing else to do.

Annie (1982)
Butterfly (1982)
Megaforce (1982)
Pirate Movie, The (1982)
Inchon (1981)

Hercules (1983)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Stroker Ace (1983)
Two of a Kind (1983)
Lonely Lady, The (1983)

Cannonball Run II (1984)
Rhinestone (1984)
Sheena (1984) - Ok, there were two good reasons to see this movie.
Where the Boys Are '84 (1984)
Bolero (1984) - Now I don't quite understand my then fascination with Bo Derek, I think it may have had something to do with an overwhelming love of BBQ.

Fever Pitch (1985)
Revolution (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)
Year of the Dragon (1985) - This was back when Mickey Rourke couldn't act.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Blue City (1986)
Cobra (1986)
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Ishtar (1987)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Who's That Girl (1987)
Leonard Part 6 (1987)

Caddyshack II (1988)
Hot to Trot (1988)
Mac and Me (1988)
Rambo III (1988)
Cocktail (1988)

Karate Kid, Part III, The (1989) - There were so many unanswered questions in Part II
Lock Up (1989)
Road House (1989) - Pain don't hurt, this movie hurts
Speed Zone! (1989)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - One of the last funny things that Dennis Miller said was naming the next one Star Trek VI: The Apology

Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990)
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Rocky V (1990)
Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The (1990)
Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Cool as Ice (1991)
Dice Rules (1991)
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) - I thought that Ricou Browning was going to be in it
Hudson Hawk (1991)

Bodyguard, The (1992) - Another Sunday afternoon in front of the TV ... I mean really ... how bad could it be?
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Final Analysis (1992)
Newsies (1992)
Shining Through (1992)

Body of Evidence (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Sliver (1993)
Indecent Proposal (1993)

North (1994)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Specialist, The (1994)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Color of Night (1994) - Ok, the movie is terrible, but Jane March ...

Congo (1995)
It's Pat (1994)
Scarlet Letter, The (1995)
Waterworld (1995) - I actually like Waterworld. It's fiercely stupid, but there is a certain amount of fun to it. Oh, there is no plaque on Everest.
Showgirls (1995) - Once again, there are a couple of good reasons to see this.

Barb Wire (1996)
Ed (1996)
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996)
Stupids, The (1996)
Striptease (1996)

Anaconda (1997)
Batman & Robin (1997) - Everyone sing ... Nipple Suit Nipple Suit Nipple Suit Nipple Suit
Fire Down Below (1997)
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Postman, The (1997) - I loved this book, I think I spotted a couple of things from it in the movie.

Armageddon (1998/I) - Once again, I love this movie. See the Waterworld comment
Avengers, The (1998) - WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ???
Godzilla (1998) - If this had been called something else, I think it may be less reviled.
Spice World (1997)
Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, An (1997)

Big Daddy (1999/I)
Blair Witch Project, The (1999)
Haunting, The (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Wild Wild West (1999)

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The (2000)
Little Nicky (2000)
Next Best Thing, The (2000)
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) - heh ... heheh ... heheheheeee ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Driven (2001)
Glitter (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

Adventures of Pluto Nash, The (2002)
Crossroads (2002/I)
Pinocchio (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Swept Away (2002)

And I am proud to say that I have seen nothing after this ...

Cat in the Hat, The (2003)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Real Cancun, The (2003)
Gigli (2003)

Alexander (2004) .
SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
White Chicks (2004)
Catwoman (2004)

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005)
House of Wax (2005)
Son of the Mask (2005)
Dirty Love (2005)

BloodRayne (2005)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Little Man (2006/I)
Wicker Man, The (2006)
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Bratz (2007)
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Norbit (2007)
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

Happening, The (2008)
Hottie & the Nottie, The (2008)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Brightlight Picture
Disaster Movie (2008)
Love Guru, The (2008)

Courtesy of rmjwell

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Date:February 27th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
If he Oscars are a poor representation of the best, or at least an incomplete one, than these Razzies are similarly poor. I've seen several of these, and while I'm not going to defend them, I will say that many have worth aspects. Xanadu has one of the great counterpoint musical numbers in history (w/Gene Kelly). The bad songs in Ishtar are so deliciously bad that they almost rescue a poor movie. Raise the Titanic was on the other side of the DVD with Man Friday, which forgives some transgressions.

And much as I thought the foofarah surrounding The Blair Witch Project was undeserved, it's a fine low budget movie. Similarly, Waterworld is a fine low budget movie that had the disadvantage of being incredibly costly.

I'm not going to wrack my brain to find bad films that they left out. Sheesh.
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Date:February 27th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Similarly, Waterworld is a fine low budget movie that had the disadvantage of being incredibly costly.

That may be my favorite comment this week
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Date:February 27th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)

You've never seen Xanadu?

You've never seen Xanadu????

I think I may have to actually buy a copy and come up for a visit.
[User Picture]
Date:February 27th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I am so glad that doors have locks
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Date:February 27th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]
Date:March 2nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Next time you're in Chicago, you can get tickets to Xanadu: the stage play.
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Date:February 27th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I've seen many hideously bad movies that pre-date the Razzies, some of which I even saw without snarky robot commentary. (And really, even Crow and Tom Servo can't do much for MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE.) Probably my favorite atrocious movie was "Evil Dead II," because it totally embraces its own campiness.

The ones on this list I've seen:

Xanadu (1980) (I saw this one repeatedly -- it was the Favorite Movie Ever of my frenemy Rebecca and all slumber parties at her house featured a showing of the movie)
Annie (1982)
Howard the Duck (1986) / Leonard Part 6 (1987) - I know I saw one of these, and I think I saw both, but I'm not 100% sure. They blur together.
Karate Kid, Part III, The (1989) - Even as a teenager, I was appalled at what a worthless waste of time and money this was. I'd really liked Karate Kid I and II, to give you some sense of my taste (or lack thereof) and then this one came along and I was like, WTF?
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - What DOES God need with a starship?
Postman, The (1997) - I also loved that book. Hell, I still love that book. I have heard rumors that David Brin is contractually obligated to say that he likes the movie, and that this is why he defends it.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
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Date:February 28th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
... *sighs* I actually enjoy some of these films and own a few here and there. I feel bad now.
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Date:March 2nd, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
I've only seen eight of the films on the list:

Batman and Robin
Star Wars: Phantom Menace
The Haunting
Star Wars: Attack of the Clowns
Pearl Harbor

Elaine rented Pearl Harbor. I used to live where the exteriors of the Haunting were filmed (see user pic). Cliffhanger was in heavy rotation on a cruise we took so you couldn't avoid it.
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