Friday, September 30, 2005

so bad it's good

I love things that are soooooo bad their good. Movies, television shows, books, etc. What brings this on? Several nights ago I was up late (shocking!) and noticed that Twister was on. It had been several years since I had seen this movie gem. I remember seeing this movie with my friend Casey and thinking it was quite entertaining (note, I did not use the word "good"). The other night while watching it I noticed the obvious special effects, fake looking tornadoes, and the absolutely stunning dialogue between Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. It kind of reminded me of the conversations that journalists have about the weather, but even worse. You know highly dramatic, overstating the obvious, and the usual clever quips in times of danger. After watching this I have created my top five "so bad their good" things:

1. Twister
2. Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley - Virginia Woolf, she is not (still love the t.v. movie)
3. Southern accents in movies and television (exception is Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer on TNT)
4. Gigli - Yeah, I know, it's an obvious choice. If you haven't seen it run, don't walk to rent it.
5. Watching Carson Daly trying to interview anyone on his show. So painful, so awkward, so good.

3 comments:

Susie said...

I give my vote for Elvis and Me!!!!

Long live the King.

jenny said...

i despise bill paxton.

goaway said...

My favourite good bad movie: Killer Klowns From Outer Space. It's awesomely stupid, but done on purpose. Brilliant.