There was a moment in this year’s season finale of 30 Rock where Liz Lemon walks into the writers’ room and finds Frank and Lutz and Twofer playing videogames and she is like “why are you guys still here, you have the whole summer off,” and it’s like, “hold on wait a second this show is very funny and we all kind of know that showbiz people, even make believe showbiz people, live glamorous Hollywood lifestyles but WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVE THE WHOLE SUMMER OFF?!” Get back here and watch these fucking terrible movies with me, you jerks!!!
Before we get to the latest round of nominees for The Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time, I think it is important to revisit a fundamental philosophy behind the Hunt, which is that any movie can be nominated. ANY MOVIE! Even Benny and Joon! The point is, nothing is sacred, and a nomination is not a death sentence. (Get it? Death Sentence?) If your precious (500) Days of Summer is so great, then what are you worried about? I’m sure it will turn out fine! (Bad example. But there have been nominated movies that got good reviews. It is a Hunt not a Witch Hunt.) So:
- Running with Scissors
- Love and Other Drugs
- Synechdoche, New York
As always, please consult the Official Rules. Next week is a holiday, so we won’t start for another two weeks, but don’t make a big deal out of it. It will get awful enough soon enough for all of us, I’m sure.