Monday, September 19, 2011

Worst Movies Ever Blogfest

So Alex J. Cavanaugh has come up with another question for us on his blogfest . Name the worst movies you have ever seen. 

This has been a challenge for me because I actually do not watch bad movies. I am very picky when it comes to movies and if a movie is bad I almost always know before it starts that I will be wasting my time. However, there are a few occasions when I have been drawn in, maybe by star quality, director, producer, etc. to  watching a movie that I already knew was going to be bad from the get go. There is a certain fascination with morbid reality. Like watching a car crash, you cannot help but stop to look and watch. There are many books like that as well. You know the author, you love the work, but you are so lost in the history of that work that you deny the fact that your senses are telling you that you hate what you see, you hate what you read. Fiction as well as life is like that. So are the movies.

Now you need to know what I like to see and read in film before you can understand what will turn my popcorn to bile in my throat.  I read everything from Dr. Seuss to Stephen King. I love old and new movies, everything from Hitchcock to David Lean,  John Houston to Frank Capra. I love everything from musicals to science fiction. I still think Sean Connery, Michael Douglas and Robert Redford are sexy, I would love to have the chance to dance with Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, and Jimmy Stewart would be my ideal father and Katherine Hepburn my mother. In todays world Ron Howard and Tom Hanks rule. That is why The Dilemma and The Lady Killers were such a disappointment to me, and Tom Hanks in the movie Larry Crowne with Julia Roberts was downright embarrassing. Another Actor who I had a lot of respect for is Nicolas Cage. Then he made movies like The Weather Man, Season of the Witch and Ghost Rider (they are making a sequel, yes they are.)

Well there you have my picks for just a few of the movies that I considered a waste of time, money and popcorn. Looking forward to seeing what you have on your list of movie nightmares.


17 comments:

shelly said...

Smiles to you! Didn't partake in this blogfest. Did my first post today regarding our trip overseas.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love Jimmy Stewart and Katharine Hepburn! I hated all of those Nic Cage flicks and I'm shaking my head at the sequel to Ghost Rider. Hollywood just leaves me scratching my head sometimes.

LOL Larry Crowne was an embarassment.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

We just watched "Season of the Witch." What in the heck was going on with that movie anyway? LOL! And I had such high hopes for it :(

Dafeenah said...

I must say fortunately I have not seen any of those. it was hard for me to but mostly because I'm not a tv/movie watching person. Especially in the last ten years. Half the movies on people's lists I've never even heard of lol

Craziness abounds said...

Worst movie I ever watched was Pet cometary. I think you read that post. lol

julie fedderson said...

I do like Nic Cage, but some of his choices? Yikes.

Birgit said...

Ghost Rider-a sequel?? I hope Sam Elliott knows better as he is a better actor than Nicholas cage who thinks he is an action hero. I don't get it:) Thankfully I have not seen most of those flicks but I agree with you on old films and how i wish I could dance like Cyd Charise (did I spell her name right??. My favourite actor is James Stewart and he even slipped a couple of times (Greatest Show on Earth and FBI Story)but I love him!!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Siv, you and me, babe! I could only think of one, but as I read other blogfester's posts, I was like, "Oh, yeah!" ;)


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Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,

Nicely said.... I like the format you used. Not the usual one to ten list. Thankfully I haven't seen these, but I agree on loving classic movies and stars. Great choice for parents, but let's see if their kids wrote "Mommy or Daddy Dearest" books first. LOL.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's the ones that let you down that are the worst! And yes, they are making a second Ghost Rider.
Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

RaShelle Workman said...

Haven't seen Larry Crowne. Sad to hear it was bad.

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Susan Kane said...

I think you were right on your movie choices. I want to love Nicholas Cage and all his movies, but...I guess it comes down to choices.

Alleged Author said...

They are making a sequel to "Season of the Witch"? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mandi said...

I miss Tom Hanks days of portraying people like Forest Gump! The Oscar award winning performances! *sigh* I guess that's just a pipe dream now...

As for the sequels... how the heck did Nicholas Cage get a sequel out of the most boring movie ever (The Weather Man)??? Please! Shove an ice pick in my eye and scramble my brains about if I ever THINK of going and see it!!! Yucky!!! (>_<)

Jennie Bailey said...

I can't believe they are making a sequel to Ghost Rider. I passed on Season of the Witch. I was so angry when they cast Cage in that movie. It had potential...until that. Glad I saved my money because it's been on more than one list!

Pat Hatt said...

The Weatherman I forgot about that huge load of crap, must have blocked it out, awful.