Awful movies are sometimes underrated, like the original Bad Lieutenant, which had so many full frontal shots of Harvey Keitel, even its NC-17 wasn't a high enough rating. Recognizing that crappy films also provide an opportunity for laughs: Terrible Movie Night
Launched last week by a DC-based web designer, TMN facilitates the mockery of comically abhorrent flicks by organizing group viewing times and hosting synced live-blog seshes, all an idea stemmed from its founders chance-happening upon a pic of a ponytail'd, man-kini sporting, hairy leg-bearing Sean Connery from 1974's sci-fi epic Zardoz, set in a post-apocalyptic future where everyone is constantly throwing up in their mouths a little bit. Joining in the fun is easy: check out their schedule of awful cinema (each movie's got a set start time), then sync up by streaming via Netflix (or renting through Amazon/iTunes) and hitting enter at the right moment, and you'll join a snark-filled simulcast where everyone's lambastic comments are timestamped and recorded on the site forever -- ironically, the same amount of time it would take to convince your friends to read over a transcript of you mocking a stupid movie. Previous viewings've ranged from Jackie Chan's pre-hovercraft Supercop (about which an adroit commenter noted "Explosions= 35; martial arts scenes= 2"), early sci-fi Gojira (torn apart for its use of hilariously obvious models), and modern monstrosity G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, which should not have been torn apart for its reliance on models -- have you seen Channing Tatum's cheekbones?
The madness continues with tonight's 8pm showing of Transatlantic Tunnel, an image which, if subbed in for Keitel's threesome scene, might've prevented you from being grossed out past the Point of No Return.