he world is a busy place. It doesn't take much to relate to Nicholson's character in "The Shining" typing the infamous line "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Now more than ever, people need to find an escape from their tedious daily routines. Fortunately for us there is Hollywood, land of a million dreams and home to some of the largest movie studios on the planet. It is from these very lots that classic and memorable characters such as Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, and Hannibal Lecter have been brought to life. Ahhhh, movies. You gotta love 'em.
Not everyone ends up sharing the same "this movie is gonna be great!" mentality that the cast and crew do during filming. Film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel can't always hand every flick that hits the theatres two thumbs up. Everyone seems too wrapped up in seeing the best films out there -- the "can't miss this one" films. Forget those. We know where it's at... and that's what we do every Monday night. We seek out the worst films currently playing, plunk down our hard-earned money, and sit back to enjoy pure, unadulterated muck.
It's hilarious. Think about it... when was the last time you went to see a movie and came out emotionally charged? It's been a while, hasn't it? Do this. Look through the movie section of your newspaper. Forget the big-name blockbusters like "Men in Black." Ignore your co-worker's suggestion to go see "Titanic." Just grab that movie guide and look for a movie that you wouldn't normally go to see because you have already subconsciously dismissed it as "stupid." Call up two or three of your best friends and go to see that film.
After the movie everyone is dumb-founded. They want to know why in the hell they have just sat through an entire film that, well, sucked. They also begin to question why they just paid money to see it. The next thing you know, someone starts to make fun of the film and it's all uphill from there. You are all each like the guys in MST3K. "Can you believe those hokey effects? I've seen better on my Atari 2600." "Oh, forget those... how 'bout the fact that the plot skipped from here to there like a scratched record?!?" "Child's play considering the acting ability -- or disability, should I say -- of the chick with the bone through her nose!" Yes, folks, you're on your way to starting your own break-from-reality weekly tradition of reaching "Bad Movie Night" nirvana.
Here at "Bad Movie Night" (or "BM Night" for short), we readily seek out the worst films currently on the market -- either on the screen or in the local video store -- and review 'em. When you're in the mood for an awful movie to make fun of, we're your one-stop shop for such recommendations. Stick around for a while and explore... we also have games, info on upcoming films worthy of being your "BM Night" film choice, a daily rental choice if you can't make it to the theatre, and an online forum to talk all you want about what's hot and what's not in the realm of "Bad Movie Night" choices. Speaking of which, if you think you have what it takes to become one of our reviewers, we'd love to hear from you.
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