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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:08 pm

Another bad movie that comes to mind is Red Dawn.

Perhaps, back in the dying days of the Cold War, this movie seemed relevant, and topical.

Today, it seems overly violent, and silly.

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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:32 am

My brother, sister, and I were taken to see Can't Stop The Music around 1981. Back then, we had a small, independent cinema, where movies could be seen for cheap after they had played at the larger cinema chains.

We liked The Village People's music back then. The subtext went over our heads.

Can't Stop The Music still plays every New Year's Eve on commercial television.

This year, another station played another bad movie, Xanadu, in competition.

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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by Big Props » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:17 am

Vidiot from UHF - Watched it the other night.... A couple of crackers in there..

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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:42 pm

Big Props wrote:Vidiot from UHF - Watched it the other night.... A couple of crackers in there..
UHF

:) I watched this when shown on late night television. I remember making all sorts of sarcastic quips all the way through, picking at everything I hated about it.

Of course, I didn't know then that some of the stars of UHF, would go on to do work that I liked, such as Seinfeld.

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Re: Stewardess School

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:08 pm

Sniv Whettuce wrote:
YMV wrote:...(Hope you're not including Pirates in the list tho!)
No, I'm not, Y, I'd never even heard of it until I just heard of it, and I'm not including its alumnus, Stewardess School, either. Marvellous film. Very underrated.


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Stewardess School recently screened on late night television. The digital channels seem to be full of many long forgotten movies, both good and bad.

My impressions?

Police Academy ripoff. I didn't laugh at all. I groaned a lot, thinking to myself,

"This is weak."

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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:25 pm

I watched The Sword and The Sorceror.

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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:00 am

Over the weekend, I watched Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

This came out soon after the original Breakin', probably because the makers did not know how long the break dancing craze of the mid eighties would last.

Dodgy movie.

Many shots of people striding together as they walked down streets.

One sequence used one of those tilted rooms, (the same type used in Lionel Ritchie's Dancing on The Ceiling video). It enabled one character to do some break dance moves as he climbed up walls.

A cameo from rapper, Ice T. Who would have thought that thirty years later, he would still be acting?

A curious bit of nostalgia, but boring.
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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:44 am

I remember this movie, On The Edge.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091677/rev ... _=tt_ov_rt

We were shown this once in a PE class at school. Why? Athletes will often use movies to inspire them. See: https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2013 ... r-athlete/

The teachers used On the Edge as a motivational tool for the school's Cross Country run.

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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:53 pm

menagers wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:40 pm
Oh, but it was a fine soundtrack. Step it up - Stereo MC's, Protection - Massive Attack, that really beefed up track by Underworld...

Did that have an exceptionally young Angelina Jolie in it?
Yes, it did, This was mentioned in a defunct British gaming magazine called Arcade, as was the appearance of the Playstation game, Wipeout. This mag also mentioned how Hackers was made to make computer hacking seem cool, as opposed to something that the socially awkward do.

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Re: Bad Movies from when you were young

Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:01 pm

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Fire in the Stone.

While I offer up this as a bad movie from when I was young I have a friend who actually wants a copy of this. Does anyone know where we can find one? It had Paul Smith in it. You know the guy from Henderson Kids. I remember having to do a book report on it at Primary School and then we watched the movie.

My friend said he managed to get a copy from the UK, but it had been reduffed for the UK market with British accents. Doesn't quite sound the same when the movie is supposed to be set in an Aussie Opal Mine.
I remember seeing a bit of this. During the summer after The Henderson Kids aired, Channel Nine showed a pile of telemovies that Paul Smith had starred in.

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