Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies
Showgirls "or" Spice World?
Reefer Madness "or" Robot Monster?
battlefield Earth "or" The Black Gestapo?
One reviewer's relentless search for the most appalling abomination ever to disgrace the screen--at the rate of one movie a day . . . for a year
For every cinematic classic the studios have released, there have been dozens of cheesy monstrosities, overpriced flops, and sch...more
Of course, we all know that rating a movie as the "worst ever made" is a pretty subjective judgment, so in order for this book to be worthwhile, it had better ...more
The only real proble with the book is the number of films he watches (compared to the length of the book). Given he spent a year watching bad films (and talking to professionals about them), of course there's a lot to cover. But sometimes it feels like his commentary on a film is just getting going when it's time to switch to something else. Some movies even get a few-word des ...more
What can you say about really, really, REALLY terrible movies? For one solid year, Australian film critic Michael Adams watched at least one and, on some days, three ...more
(Side-note: I know someone who was in Leonard: Part VI, so I di ...more
The book's focus on being a diary is at odds with its stated goal of finding the worst movie of all time, as it ends up giving shorter shrift to the movies themselves in exchange for covering the author's life. As well, there are references to his scoring system, with a brief description at the beginning, and some of the point scores ...more
If you appreciate Ed Wood, Burt Reynolds, Grind ...more
For one year, film critic Michael Adams begins a personal quest of finding the worst movie ever created. Weaving parts of his personal life, researc ...more
Adams has a conversational style that is well-suited to this sort of story, and while I don't agree with many of his thoug ...more
Confession: I have seen "Showgirls" and "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", two of the movies he saw that year. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is actually entertaining; "Showgirls" is pretty painful (I will never, ever ...more
My main complaint about the book is it gets kinda dry and a lot of the movies kind blend together. I wish he ...more