Writing Advice, Courtesy of The Worst Movie Ever

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Film students all across the world could tell you all about The Room, a film considered by most to be “the best worst movie ever made.” It has to be seen to be believed. It tells the story of a well-off man named Johnny whose world slowly begins to fall apart when his girlfriend Lisa starts cheating on him under his nose with his best friend, Mark. It is written, directed, produced by, and starring Tommy Wiseau, a man who clearly had endless ambition and a vision he wanted to realize. Regrettably, he did not have the storytelling skill, acting experience, or… really, anything to back it up. Almost every single thing that could go wrong with a movie is done terribly in The Room. It’s nonsensical and hilarious. Continue reading

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POWER RANGERS Teaser – From Zack Morris to John Bender

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The first Power Rangers teaser debuted on Saturday at New York Comic Con, but not before some wonderful idiot posted it early that morning on the film’s Facebook page. Whoops. You know I was all over that shit though. I woke up at just the right moment and fumbled to find a working link before they all got wiped off of the Internet and I had to go to work.

But goddamn, it was worth it. Continue reading

‘Gumby’ and the Imminent Downfall of Civilization

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If you look at the current trends in popular media, a lot of success is determined by name recognition. Not necessarily the names of actors; one could actually argue that “star power” doesn’t matter nearly as much as it used to. I’m talking about brand names: adaptations, sequels, franchises, spinoffs, reboots, remakes and rehashes. These days, nostalgia is the most bankable. It’s almost a franchise in and of itself.

Inevitably, we’re going to see a Hollywood reboot of Gumby. On that day, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m stressed out just thinking about it. Continue reading