Choose the one where you don’t watch the movie

OptionsI wonder what J. D. Salinger though of his son Matt not only embarrassing himself in the Albert Pyun Captain America movie, but also in the feeble romantic comedy Options.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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    …and things that go bump in the night

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    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007)

    …in which we discover that if a paranormal entity has been following you around since your childhood, it’s best to have a boyfriend who isn’t a complete jerk…

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    Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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      I can only imagine if they had TWO thousand dollars to spend

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      ManborgThe science fiction movie Manborg overcomes its ludicrously low budget – and its Canadian origins – and becomes very entertaining.

      Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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        The Last (?) of Dino and the First of Ultimate Cheapskate Challenge

        Look at me, all caught up like I was a responsible member of the cabal or something…

         

        Black Narcissus (1947), in which Respected Artists can get a Condemned rating from the Legion of Decency, too…

        Danger: Diabolik (1967), in which it’s expected for once that we’re all rooting for the bad guys…

        Dune (1984), in which the “YOU TRIED!” star genuinely is something to be halfway proud of…

        The Human Tornado (1976), which eats easily 30% less rat soup than the original Dolemite

        Infra-Man (1975), in which we can all have such a thing…

        Multiple Maniacs (1970), in which John Waters is forced reluctantly to concede that not even Divine can upstage Charles Manson…

        Water Power (1976), in which there really is a mafia-financed porno movie loosely based on the case of the Illinois Enema Bandit, and I apologize to you all for bringing that to your attention…

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        The White Buffalo (1977), in which all of Dino De Laurentiis’s mid-70’s obsessions come together in a single picture at last.

         
         
         

        El Santo rules the wasteland-- and also 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting.


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          Not about Mike running off with Alice the maid

          Brady's EscapeThey didn’t learn their lesson with Hugo The Hippo. Brady’s Escape further proves that co-productions with communist Hungary were a bad idea.

          Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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            How low can you go?

            Year by year, movie budgets continue to escalate; year by year too, the names of certain producers and directors become synonymous with bloated, over-budget productions. Sometimes it seems as if it’s more about how much you can spend, rather than the quality of what you spend it on.

            But what about those film-makers at the other end of the financial spectrum? – those people slaving away in the realm of the micro-budget, for whom overcoming artistic and technical limitations is part of the challenge, and who succeed in making an entire film for around 0.01% of the budget of the most expensive movie ever made*?

            Join us as we take a look at some of the films that prove you don’t need to spend obscene amounts of money^ to make a good movie…

            …or in certain cases, to make a right stinker…

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            It’s A FISTFUL OF PENNIES—all throughout August at the B-Masters’ blog!

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            *Currently considered the most expensive movie ever made: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($378.5 million)
            ^Upper limit for this Roundtable: $50,000

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            Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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              Great pumpkin?

              PumpkinheadSpecial effects guru Stan Winston made his directorial debut with the engaging horror movie Pumpkinhead.

              Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                It’s Jabootu’s longest review evahhhhh…..

                Jabootu correspondent Mr. Rational disproves his name by writing what I call a Guest Dissertation. Getting Hollywood to recognize even glaring flaws in popular works (I’m looking at you, James Cameron) is a  daunting task, but Mr. Rational rolled up his sleeves and dived in anyway. It just goes to show that if you star in one of the most amazingly successful TV movies ever, you have a glamorous life of Robot Chicken episodes and appearances in Sucker Punch and Machete Kills in your future.  Anyhoo, as this was made in 2006 (!!!!), its fittingly time for the 10 Year Reunion of their

                Ken Begg is the proprietor of Jabootu: The Bad Movie Dimension.


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                  I’ll clue you in to a terrific movie

                  Murder By DecreeIt’s a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes as to why Murder By Decree has drifted into obscurity over the years.

                  Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                    Bits and pieces

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                    A few new things around the blog:

                     

                    There is a new review in Science In The Reel World.

                     

                    College Coach (1933) is chiefly a look at the state of American college football in the early 30s, but makes the grade due to the team’s star quarterback being also an aspiring chemist.

                     

                    There is also a new set of short reviews in Et Al. No overarching theme this time, mostly just what I’ve been watching on the Midday Movie – I can do that now! – although you’ll note a few points of accidental overlap.

                     

                    And there are a few new bits in Random Film Stuff, but I’ll let you find those for yourselves.

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                    Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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