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14 March 2012 @ 11:50 pm
Terrible things  
We watched a bit of the really terrible Flinstones movie and saw Thomas Gibson in that actually SMILING and stuff. It was FREAKY AS HELL seeing him smiling. I had to forcibly remind myself that he was once on an actual comedy show. But I now really want a Criminal Minds episode where Hotch gets drugged, trips out, and giggles at how Reid looks just like a squirrel. It would be both hilarious and awesomely disturbing.

Also io9 has what looks to be an actual FUN bracket game: WORST SCI-FI MOVIES EVER (or at least the last 25 years). Though if you vote for Alien Resurrection over Battlefield Earth I AM JUDGING YOU HARD. Because obviously you have seen neither one, lol. I don't even like Alien Resurrection as a whole, but the first ten minutes are just about perfect and gorgeous, and should make it ineligible for any "worst" designation, especially up against such hideousness as Battlefield Earth. blech.

And news came down that HBO is canceling the Milch/Mann show 'Luck'. which although I didn't love it, was interesting and well made, and I feel like I barely figured out all the players and now it'll be gone. boo.

But CBS renewed Person of Interest, so at least I will have one more season of that!
roeskvaroeskva on March 15th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well, I have on purpose not seen Battlefield Earth, but everything I read about it sounds as if it is VERY BAD! No worries, though, it seems to be 'winning' hugely ;)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 15th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
heh, yes, it is in fact TERRIBLE and definitely deserves to move up in these rankings!

ellestra: lightningellestra on March 15th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)
(I never though I will say that :P)

I think Alien Resurrection is pretty decent movie (especially if you don't compare it to the other ones) and I actually like some of the other contestants (Butterfly Effect, Mad Max III). Even Phantom Menace cannot compare to the sheer awfulness of BE or Pluto Nash or Ultraviolet. I only hope it won't suffer from the same ballot stuffing it did last year.

Luck - I thought it was because of all the dying horses - too much trouble with animal rights groups and bad publicity.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on March 15th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
LOL. Battlefield Earth FTW! Indeed.

Yeah, Alien Resurrection is an okay movie. though I realized later trying to find the clip that I was actually thinking of the title sequence for Alien 3, not Resurrection, Because Fincher directed the third one, not Resurrection. But anyway. It's not the greatest but it's watchable..

I love Mad Max III, and Jumper's lightweight but quite fun with some really clever fight scenes.

And having seen TPM again recently, I don't hate it. It has flaws, but it also has some great scenes. it's really not on the level of awfulness as some of these others. so I hope it doesn't 'win'.

Re: Luck it's said to be the horse deaths, which I'm sure they wanted to get PETA off their backs, but if the show had been a powerhouse in the ratings I think they would've endured it.
ellestra: slingersellestra on March 16th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
I never quite understood the hate towards Jumper. It was pretty entertaining and some interesting plots and ideas. Same with The Phantom Menace. Neither is a stellar movie but both have some cool concepts and action scenes. I think what killed them was expectations people had, especially with TPM. It was supposed to be this super special experience of instant classic but was standard action young adult sf. A perfect popcorn movie against audience that wanted instant classic (same with latest Indiana Jones which I liked better then The Last Crusade).