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What is your favorite "schlocky" movie?

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Inspired by orthonorm's post -- what is your favorite "schlock"y movie? Now, I'm not talking about the ones that everyone hates but you love -- but the movies that are oh so bad and yet you've burned out your VHS cassette watching it, the movie that you can quote from memory (although you wouldn't quote them to anyone outside your circle). You know it's bad, and you don't care!


Mine, hands down, is Clueless. Several years ago, I actually wrote an essay about why I was like Cher and posted it on my LiveJournal account. Before she met me, my roommate read the entry and decided that I was "AWESOME." I actually like dressing outlandishly like she did, and I have a valley girl accent (I'm from New Jersey). She did tell me that I am nothing like Cher, though. Perhaps that's a good thing. Her speeches were awful!

And yet, I love that movie to bits and pieces.


 

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Troll 2. If you haven't seen it, well, it is the worst movie EVER. But hilariously entertaining nonetheless.
 

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IsmiLiora said:
Inspired by orthonorm's post -- what is your favorite "schlock"y movie? Now, I'm not talking about the ones that everyone hates but you love -- but the movies that are oh so bad and yet you've burned out your VHS cassette watching it, the movie that you can quote from memory (although you wouldn't quote them to anyone outside your circle). You know it's bad, and you don't care!


Mine, hands down, is Clueless. Several years ago, I actually wrote an essay about why I was like Cher and posted it on my LiveJournal account. Before she met me, my roommate read the entry and decided that I was "AWESOME." I actually like dressing outlandishly like she did, and I have a valley girl accent (I'm from New Jersey). She did tell me that I am nothing like Cher, though. Perhaps that's a good thing. Her speeches were awful!

And yet, I love that movie to bits and pieces.
Clueless ain't schlock. It is a well written and acted film. An impeccable example of its genre. I like it a lot. I won't look at the RT aggregate score for it, but I bet it was certified fresh.
 

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I have a list, which I think have some redeeming characteristics, but might fit into this category.

The Last Boy Scout. If you wanted to distill the genre of Bruce Willis (who I cannot bring myself to but love) to its most basic elements, this is it. Plus before I ever heard the word bucket list, there is a scene in the movie I always wanted to happen to me. One of the few things I hoped to have happen before I die. And it did, well close enough. A heck of a story.

Point Break. Again some redeeming elements, but . . . I dunno if anyone besides one buddy of mine has watched it as much I have.

Roadhouse. No irony. And no one has watched this film more times than I. That I promise.
 

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orthonorm said:
Clueless ain't schlock. It is a well written and acted film. An impeccable example of its genre. I like it a lot. I won't look at the RT aggregate score for it, but I bet it was certified fresh.
Well perhaps you are looking at it from an adult lens. My 11 year old self vociferously disagrees with your statement!  ;) :D
 

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IsmiLiora said:
orthonorm said:
Clueless ain't schlock. It is a well written and acted film. An impeccable example of its genre. I like it a lot. I won't look at the RT aggregate score for it, but I bet it was certified fresh.
Well perhaps you are looking at it from an adult lens. My 11 year old self vociferously disagrees with your statement!  ;) :D
There's a special place in my heart for a decent high-school-underdog-ugly-duckling-come-swan-team-captain flick. Nary a dry eye at the end. I get all verklempt and whatnot.
 

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Red Dawn. As preposterous as the movie is, there is undeniable genius to it.
 

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Red Dawn. As preposterous as the movie is, there is undeniable genius to it.
Nice! Swayze was truly in some great bad movies. For all those 80's retro clowns who hold up Dirty Dancing as some icon. Nope. Red Dawn and Road House much more indicative of the era.

Brilliant use of him in Donnie Darko. Absolute unschlock.

 

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I actually have two : George A. Romero's Day of the Dead and of course this little "gem"...

 

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Redneck Zombies - They had a budget of $10,000. They made the movie on video tape. They had to beg, plead, and agree to become slave laborers to convince Troma (!) to release the film. And yet, it's one of the best horror films ever made. Naturally, a lot of people with questionable discernment can't understand the magnificence of the movie. One other thing: If you're going to buy this movie, get the older DVD version, not the newer 20th anniversary edition.
 

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orthonorm said:
I have a list, which I think have some redeeming characteristics, but might fit into this category.

The Last Boy Scout. If you wanted to distill the genre of Bruce Willis (who I cannot bring myself to but love) to its most basic elements, this is it. Plus before I ever heard the word bucket list, there is a scene in the movie I always wanted to happen to me. One of the few things I hoped to have happen before I die. And it did, well close enough. A heck of a story.

Point Break. Again some redeeming elements, but . . . I dunno if anyone besides one buddy of mine has watched it as much I have.

Roadhouse. No irony. And no one has watched this film more times than I. That I promise.
You wanna bet?
 

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I CANNOT believe that I forgot SPICEWORLD. I can watch that movie over and over again. I think my sister and I actually ruined the VHS tape for that movie...but I am far too ashamed to buy it on DVD  8)
 

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RE: Troma films.

When schlock is done for schlock sake, I don't think it counts.
 

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IsmiLiora said:
I CANNOT believe that I forgot SPICEWORLD. I can watch that movie over and over again. I think my sister and I actually ruined the VHS tape for that movie...but I am far too ashamed to buy it on DVD  8)
Never seen it. Will put it on my to watch alone list.
 

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Good, just don't watch it with someone who actually liked the Spice Girls or they will be reciting the entire movie.


EDITED TO ADD: Is "Legend" with Tom Cruise considered a schlocky movie? I thought it was! I can't say I liked it but it was absolutely hilarious to watch.
 

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Another schlocky movie I have in my DVD collection: Howard the Duck. Though admittedly, if a young Lea Thompson wasn't in it, I would have supressed that movie along with all the other terrible movies from the 80's which have forever scarred me.
 

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Mothra http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055198/

especially the creepy 1 foot tall twins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbfMLE4De2s
 

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Here are some other favorites of mine: Death Wish 3
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Attack of the Mushroom People
 

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"Schlock"... "Verklempt"...

What are we - Yiddish?

Anyway my favorite corny B-movie has always been 'Evil Dead II'...

The part where the main character's own hand becomes possessed and he has to cut it off... then the hand runs away on its fingers and turns around and flips him the bird?

Then he straps a chainsaw on the end of his arm where his hand used to be...



Hilarious!

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But Evil Dead 2 isn't schlock, it's a masterpiece :)
 

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Saint Iaint said:
Asteriktos said:
But Evil Dead 2 isn't schlock, it's a masterpiece :)
Yes, a veritable chef-d'œuvre de fromage!

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I agree with orthonorm- intentionally campy movies don't count.
 

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Saint Iaint said:
"Schlock"... "Verklempt"...

What are we - Yiddish?

Anyway my favorite corny B-movie has always been 'Evil Dead II'...

The part where the main character's own hand becomes possessed and he has to cut it off... then the hand runs away on its fingers and turns around and flips him the bird?

Then he straps a chainsaw on the end of his arm where his hand used to be...



Hilarious!

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עטלעכע פון אונדז          :D :D :D

I have to agree!  this movie was my choice. I saw your pic of the poster JUST before responding with a similar post!
 

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Asteriktos said:
Another schlocky movie I have in my DVD collection: Howard the Duck. Though admittedly, if a young Lea Thompson wasn't in it, I would have supressed that movie along with all the other terrible movies from the 80's which have forever scarred me.
Awesome! Again though, I think it might have been self-aware of its schlock. But a nice reference.
 

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Saint Iaint said:
"Schlock"... "Verklempt"...

What are we - Yiddish?

Anyway my favorite corny B-movie has always been 'Evil Dead II'...

The part where the main character's own hand becomes possessed and he has to cut it off... then the hand runs away on its fingers and turns around and flips him the bird?

Then he straps a chainsaw on the end of his arm where his hand used to be...



Hilarious!

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Sorry if ain't kosher, I am about as goyische kopf as you will find, but I spent too much time listening to grandparents yentering on and on. Only piece of white trash I promise who knew what the . . . . Lavern and Shirley were going about in the theme.

Again your selection too self-aware to count. And it is a good movie. Not schlock at all.
 

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I enjoyed watching MST3K, but IMO even they couldn't salvage movies like Manos: The Hands of Fate.
 

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Saint Iaint said:
"Schlock"... "Verklempt"...

What are we - Yiddish?

Anyway my favorite corny B-movie has always been 'Evil Dead II'...

The part where the main character's own hand becomes possessed and he has to cut it off... then the hand runs away on its fingers and turns around and flips him the bird?

Then he straps a chainsaw on the end of his arm where his hand used to be...



Hilarious!

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†NI KA† 
Army of Darkness!  Evil Dead III
 

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My all time favorite move was Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Favorite TV show was the Black Adder series.

Baldric, "My Lord, I have a cunning plan."

Black Adder, "Baldric, that is the worst plan since Abe Lincoln said to his wife, I'm sick of sitting around the house, let's catch a show"


 

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Well certainly Army of Darkness is nowhere near as good as ED2, so I guess it might fall into schlock territory. (I feel my elistist side emerging...  :angel: ) Also, as much as Raimi and company complained about the studio changing the film, I actually like the shorter cut better. The only thing about the extended edition that I liked was the line "you sound like a jerk," which my teenaged friends and I took some strange pleasure in saying to each other repeatedly. I suppose the most unforgiveable thing about the extended version is that they changed the line "good. bad. I'm the guy with the gun." though it also had other changes, and was even more plodding than the shorter version was. [/elitist]  Nonetheless, I shant speak ill of anything Bruce Campbell does, so... I still give it two thumbs up.
 
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