Your Guilty Pleasures in film

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  1. Matthew Chmiel

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    Waterworld I love this movie for some reason
    Starship Troopers same as before
    The Postman Another hated film that I really like
    Pitch Black I liked it when Vin Deasil was not a big actor, makes it better knowing that. Enjoy it even more now.
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    Guilty pleasures to me are movies that you don't say are your favorite, and are generally hated by most people. But you love watching them by yourself and enjoying. You also may get some weird looks from people who see these in your collection or from the people at the register.
     
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    Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother This never fails to make me laugh. As silly as it gets at times. When it comes out on DVD, I will be the first in line (but I am not holding my breath - even the vhs is OOP)
    Frisco Kid I think Gene Wilder does this part so well. It's hillarious. And, like above, I won't be kolding my breath for the dvd.
    Schlock Hey!! and it is actually on DVD.
    To be or not to Be I like almost every Mel Brooks film, but this is one that I just don't get tired of. As much as I love Blazing Saddles, I just don't laugh at like I used to (did I just say that? [​IMG] ) Anyway, this is another dvd wish for me. Mel Brooks' Hitler is just great.
     
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    Tank Girl-What can I say? I just love a post-apocalyptic film that features a smart-mouthed punk girl who befreinds a mutant kangaroo person and fights mega-corporations. For whatever reason, the one-liners are sharp and used to good comedic results.
    Don Juan: Or if Don Juan Was a Woman-Though it drifts off into nonsense at times, it is kooky and stylish enough to keep things interesting. Oh, and hot french women nude is always worth watching.
    The Fan-DeNiro is just riveting and there are some inspired uses of Rolling Stones songs.
    Bedazzled-Call me crazy, but it is one of the funniest movies I've seen. Perhaps it hit the perfect notes with me, but watching Brendon Fraser with red hair and being the "sensitive" male was rolling-on-the-floor funny to me.
    Bruce
     
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    Well, there WAS a movie called "Getting It On" from 1983 that's a definite guilty pleasure- it's a low-budget comedy about a high school kid who buys a bunch of video surveillance equipment so he can tape naked girls. Lots of vintage video equipment, a band that "plays shit" and he goes on a date to see "Revenge of the Jedi"!
     
  6. Kami

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    I think half my collection could be considered guilty pleasures.
     
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    Showgirls![​IMG]
     
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    If it makes it to DVD: The Day After.
     
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    I said I might have a few more and here they are...
    Robocop 2 - Any action film that can outdo Verhoeven in terms of violence is one hell of an acheivement. Too bad they had to abandon the characters in order to do it. BTW, anyone notice how the sequel is more violent, and decidedly mean-spirited, yet got an R rating while the original, with its comic book/superhero attitude, was slapped with an X?
    Starship Troopers - Speaking of Verhoeven...
    Now then, who dared bring Falling Down into a "guilty pleasures" thread?[​IMG] This would definately fall into Walter's "misunderstood" category and it's probably the only time we'll ever see the name Joel Schumacher attached to a great film...
     
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    My guilty pleasures? Oh, so many!!! Here goes...
    Barb Wire - hilarious sci-fi spoof of Casablanca.
    Masters of the Universe - hokey rubbish made much better courtesy of Frank Langella's Skeletor and Meg Foster's Evil-Lyn.
    Supernova - I am one of the handful of people who like this movie; can't really explain why.
    Battlefield Earth - I am one of the two people who like this movie (the other is the director!). Apart from the headache-inducing camera angles, it's good pulp sci-fi trash, and Travolta/Whitaker make a great double-act.
    Striptease - possible the only Demi Moore film I like. This film is hilarious. Best of all is the villain, who has the "why the heck did I ever sign up for this film - my agent is fired" look all the way through.
    Mortal Kombat - killer soundtrack, and tongue firmly placed in cheek. Flawless Victory!
    Sheena - The A-Team meets Tanya Roberts.
    Poison Ivy 3: The New Seduction - the Poison Ivy trilogy, which began quite arty and was reasonably well scripted, soon descended into gratuitous farce, and part 3 is the (unintentionally) funniest of the lot.
    Girls Just Want To Have Fun - I grew up with this film; my sister watched it regularly and I sometimes had no choice but to watch too. Now I've become "institutionalised" into liking it, and I bought the Anchor Bay DVD. A bad film, but strangely compelling. Worth watching for the young Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker.
    Dirty Dancing - goes well with GJWTHF. A naff chick-flick, but if you just ignore the lousy dialogue and instead listen to the great soundtrack, it's the perfect film for doing the ironing.
    Dude - Where's My Car? Surprisingly funny modern-day teen comedy. Switch brains to off-position and enjoy.
    The Slipper and the Rose - another chick-flick, a musical, Cinderella, but utterly charming too. Great songs by the Sherman brothers, and a grade-A cast of supporting actors (inc. the incomparable Michael Hordern and Edith Evans).
    Embrace of the Vampire - Old Mathematical inequality: Alyssa Milano naked > feeble plot + bad script + worse acting
    Showgirls - for those of us who watched the early seasons of Saved By The Bell, essential viewing. Hilariously awful in every regard.
    P.S. Lynch's Dune cannot be classified as a Guilty Pleasure. It is a love it / hate it movie, and its fanbase is growing (esp. after the recent, awful miniseries). Personally, I love the '84 film to pieces.
    Also, Bring It On surely can't be a Guilty Pleasure. It's a good film dressed up as a bad one. I showed this to my family, and after five minutes came the comment "You only like this because of all the girls in skimpy costumes" - to which I replied "well, there is that, but it's a great movie too you know, just stay with it". By the end, everyone agreed that it was a good movie too. [​IMG]
     
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    Deep Rising - What Call of Cthulu fan cannot like the utter campiness and true-to-the-RPG flavor of this movie? Best SFX ever in a low-grade B-movie. My love of this movie is the whole reason I will never be taken seriously on this forum. [​IMG]
    George of the Jungle - Hilarious usage of breaking the fourth wall. And Ursula is just HOT!
    Wild Things - I admit it. I just like Denise's boobs.
    The Chase - Henry Rollins' over-the-top performance as a gung-ho cop just puts this over into the good category. And it also contains one of the goofiest love scenes ever in a movie. And one of the best post-ending-credits sequences.
     
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    Beatlemania: The Movie (Not on DVD. Thankfully?) - Some have said this is the most unnecessary film of all time. Four guys who kinda sorta look like the Beatles perform Beatles songs for 90 minutes, while paying lip service to "history" with some old news footage and interpretive film vignettes. But do I own it on laserdisc? Yep.
    Earth Girls Are Easy - Oh so overblown and corny, but oh so fun. Geena Davis in a bikini and "West Coast" Julie Brown as a blond ("I don't have to work, I just have to jiggle") add eye candy.
    Josie and the Pussycats - A handful of people actually thought this movie was a good satire. My roommate just looked at me kinda funny and turned it off after 20 minutes. But I loved the songs (some co-penned by "That Thing You Do" tunesmith Adam Schlesinger). Yes, I bought the CD - used!
    Mallrats - Don't any of you try to tell me this is a great movie. I don't think Kevin Smith will even blame me for saying it's bad. At best, it's strictly mediocre, with some HORRIBLE line readings. But since I love Smith's films, and there are a handfull of really funny bits, and it fits in so well with the other movies, I really dig it.
    1941 - Some say Spielberg's worst. Oddly compelling to me, even in its extended version.
    Psycho Beach Party - I don't know if anyone really knows this exists, much less thinks it's a bad movie. However, Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") recently listed this as her "Closest Brush With Career Immolation" in Entertainment Weekly. Also features Nicholas Brendon of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Thomas Gibson of "Dharma and Greg" and Amy Adams of "Cruel Intentions 2" [​IMG] Goofy spoof fun, slightly on the sloppy side of filmmaking, but clever enough. Bonus points if you know who Jenica Bergere is.
    UHF - I guess it was a bad movie, after all. But at least now we know it and Al knows it, and we can all enjoy it together for that.
     
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    Bachelor Party - Tom Hanks first movie
    Howard The Duck -Spielberg forgotten Movie....lol
    Just one of the guys - Can't explain it I like the girl in the movie.

    Any time there on TV I spot and watch them[​IMG]
     
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    The Postman. After seeing this movie 20+ times, the last 30 minutes still literally give me goosebumps. I guess I'm a sucker for this kind of theme period :b
     
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    So many people like UHF it's hard to feel guilty about liking it.
    Now The Black Hole on the other hand has such poor acting and cliched dialog that it makes me laugh (which can be a positive), but I love the music and the production design.
    Just about any movie can be a guilty pleasure though, when you hang around people who don't care for it's genre or style, and you feel you have to defend why you like the film. 2001, Strictly Ballroom, and Mary Poppins can all fall in that category. I suppose a true guilty pleasure is one you have to defend to yourself, huh?
    I suppose Joe vs. the Volcano is another one, espcially since I'm not totally sure why I like it:
    "I'm not arguing that with you...I'm not arguing that with you...I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?...I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?...I'm not arguing that with you....I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?" - is this really funny? Why do I laugh?
     
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    Bring it On rules. Dune rules. Pitch Black rules. Starship Troopers rules. Fifth Element rocks. Assault on Precinct 13 rocks. Showgirls and Hudson Hawk are hilariously goofy and eminently quotable!
    And some new ones...
    The Stoned Age cracks me up every time.
    Ice Pirates is an old, goofy favorite.
    Free Enterprise rules!
    and last, but not least, the inimitable Andy Sidaris and Do or Die!!![​IMG]
     
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    I feel extremely guilty for liking this movie. It's a sequel to Last Picture Show, one of the greatest movies ever made and compared to LPS it's one of the worst movies ever made. I still love it -- Annie Potts makes me laugh out loud every time I see it, which is no easy trick for a movie I must have seen at least 15 times.
    It just makes me feel like I'm being "unfaithful" to LPS when I watch it.
     
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    biodome- any movie that has pauly shore and stephen baldwin should be nominated best picture. favorite scene: "but...i got a wicked itch on my nads." (baldwin to shore as they are told not to move)

    cable guy- ok... jim is just too much in this movie. favorite scene: the old guy in the upper left corner when chip douglas (jim carrey) busts in on stephen (matthew broderick) while stephen is making out with the hooker that chip has brought over to the party. just check out the old guy... its great. i can watch that scene over and over and over and over. then i throw in biodome, and then straight back to cable guy-

    peter
     

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