I used to participate in Thursday Thirteen way back in the day of my old blogs, and it was a lot of fun! There’s something about lists that I find ripe for amusement. I’m feeling quite meme-friendly right now, so I’d like to contribute to a few now and then to satiate my need for easygoing content. We can’t be hard all the time, right?
- 2001: A Space Odyssey – I may have been introduced to this flick too early, but if I wanted to jump out the window to avoid boredom at 13, I am not quite sure my reaction would be much better 13 years later.
- Mission to Mars – Thankfully, I saw this terrible movie on my first official date with a new boyfriend. It gave me lots of time to snog.
- The Black Dahlia – Dark, frustrating, and not the least bit as interesting as the case it chronicles.
- Extreme Days – The best part of this Christian extreme sports movie is an entire scene of lighting farts on fire.
- Borat – Apparently my humor has limits.
- Showgirls – But who doesn’t? I mean, just watch the pool sex scene (actually, don’t). I nearly peed my pants laughing!
- Left Behind: the Movie – This could actually fit into the “awesomely bad” category of films I’d watch with RiffTrax commentary, but I start to claw my eyes out about 15 minutes in.
- Life As a House – Truthfully, it isn’t that bad. I just hate it because of how much crying I did balled up on the floor before it even reached the third act.
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – I want to make a cut of this movie without all the special effects and see the sludge that oozes out from my iMac.
- Sideways – Maybe if I was drunk I would have enjoyed this midlife crisis on film. Mostly I was just bored to tears.
- Meet the Parents – Being embarrassed for someone else is something I try to avoid completely. This was two straight hours of torturous empathy. The sequel was bearable.
- Dirty Dancing – Rest in Peace, Patrick Swayze, but I’ll put baby in a corner… of a dark cellar never to be seen again.
- What About Bob – Yet another example of having too much empathy (for the psychiatrist!). I spent years loathing Bill Murray until I finally got over myself and saw Lost in Translation. It almost helped.
(hint: check out the links to see IMDB links, trailers, and clips)
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