Friday, August 25, 2006

Update: Vomit Inducing Summer Movies

On May 2nd I posted my list of Vomit Inducing Summer Movies. The last of those films, Beerfest is released in theaters today.

True Confession:
Of the 17 films on the list, I saw 2 of the films. Both at the invitation of others. In both cases I enjoyed the films. Those two films were... Wordplay& Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Not Even a 2006 Film:
No one had a chance to see The Reaping, although I caught the trailer a few times, this Hillary Swank film about the plagues has had multiple release date changes and is now coming out March 2007.

The Box Office Speaks:
Currently The Break-up & Talladega Nights are the highest grossing films of the 17 on the list. Poseidon with it's $160 million dollar production budget only gross $60 million.

The Tomatoes Speak:
The 16 movies (The list of 17 minus The Reaping) in order of freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

95% fresh: Wordplay (read note above...saw it and loved it)
72% fresh: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
70% fresh: Brothers of the Head
68% fresh: Snakes on a Plane
49% fresh: Beerfest
36% fresh: The Lake House
36% fresh: The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift
33% fresh: The Break-up
31% fresh: Poseidon
27% fresh: The Omen
21% fresh: You, Me, and Dupree
15% fresh: Pulse
14% fresh: Little Man
11% fresh: Garfield's A Tale of Two Kitties
7% fresh: Material Girls
6% fresh: See No Evil

I guess I lucked out by seeing the two highest rated films off my list...the one film I really missed by not including on the list was Zoom staring Tim Allen and Courtney Cox which received a 0% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

StrangeCulture stories relating to the 17 movies on the list:
Tallagega Nights: John C. Reilly Choosing Comedy
Wordplay: Square Fillers: War vs. Play
Wordplay: Ellen Ripstein Responds on StrangeCulture
The Reaping: Biblical Horror
4 movies in the same weekend: Stink-fest Movie Weekend

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will humes said...

With the way things are going with The Reaping, I'd be willing to bet that it soon becomes a "straight to videa/dvd" release. What in the world was Hilary Swank thinking?

Mike Scott said...

Look, a horse holding a cat!!!

Why the long face, Jennifer?

Aaaaaanyways, I am still holding a glimmer of hope for Beerfest because it stars Cloris Leachman.

I'll watch anything with young Cloris, but this has Cloris AND a sausage!!!

Cowtown Pattie said...

A friend of mine went to see "Little Miss Sunshine" this week and loved it. Think I'll try to talk the Kman into it...

And I am looking forward to "Wicker Man".

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I only saw ONE of the top 16 listed, Garfield:A Tale Of Two Kitties, and that's only because I have more kids than the old lady who lived in a shoe. As a parent, it's required to see every crappy kid movie thats released.

Now then, does this make me better than you in my cinematic tastes? Yes. Yes, it does.

tooners said...

I've seen a few on your list. "You, Me & Dupree" was pretty good... not a fav but ok. I also Saw "The Break Up" and I liked it. I know lots who didn't but I thought it was a good look at real life and the way relationships truly are or can be.

I want to see "The Lake House" and "Little Man". The others... I'm really not interested in.

Carlinhos Brown said...

well, my guilty please of the year is "ACCEPTED" I loved it!

worst film out of your list: POSEIDON, that movie sucks!

Camera Obscura said...

I confess I will probably rent Lake House when in comes to the store. I imagine Hubs feels the same way about SOAP. We're skipping the rest, thankyouverymuch.

Cowtown Pattie, there's much brouhaha amongst the fans of the original Wicker Man over the remake, but I guess that probably holds true for any remake.

Mercurie said...

I have to admit that I am one of those people who was looking forward to Snakes on a Plane. It reminded me of those goofy Seventies movies. Having seen it, I can actually say it is a good, fun movie. As to the rest of the list, I haven't any desire to see any of the films on it except Wordplay (I've heard good things and I do enjoy crossword puzzles).

betmo said...

what- 'step up' didn't make the list? talk about a stinky movie. whew!

Belladonna said...

I saw Lakehouse in the theater and actually enjoyed it, even though the premise did not make much sense. But then, I could watch Keano Reeves read a telephone book and be thoroughly entertained...