The idea that politicians lie is as old as the idea of politicians. We all know that. But there’s an equally compelling idea, especially in Hollywood, that at some point a politician will come along who will just tell it like it is. The oldest example is probably Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and by “probably” I of course mean “I’m not going to actually do any research on this.” The point is that people seem to love movies* in which a president or senator opens all the sheeple’s eyes to the obvious truth that we all know in our hearts. This is how we got the movie Dave, and the previous Hunt nominee Man of the Year.

Perhaps the worst of these movies is Bulworth.

Bulworth was written and directed by Warren Beatty and tells the story of California senator J. Billington Bulworth. As the movie opens, he has not eaten or slept in days, he appears to have lost most of his money in an ill-advised investment, he has made a shady deal with an insurance company to kill their bill in committee in exchange for 10 million dollars in life insurance, and hired a hitman to kill him. Now he is off to California to finish the last weekend of stump speeches and fundraising before the primary election! Which is when he inexplicably stops using his prepared remarks, starts saying really racist stuff that is supposedly “true,” gets completely paranoid that the person he hired to kill him is going to kill him, and starts trying to fuck Halle Berry. Sure. Truth to power! Eventually, he decides that he wants to call off the self-assassination, but the guy who organized it has had a heart attack and is in the hospital! But here comes the twist: Halle Berry is the assassin! Well that would explain why she was pretending like she wanted to have sex with Warren Beatty! Anyway, of course Bulworth’s horrible rapping and delirious spouting off about horrendous ethnic stereotypes makes him win the election in a landslide, and now he is a powerful leader to the African American population who makes drug dealers want to stop selling drugs and start putting their energies into repairing their communities, because that’s how that works. And Halle Berry has fallen in love with him (sure) so he is safe from assassination and ready to shake things up! But at the end SPOILER ALERT he is assassinated, which would be stupid and hacky and overbearing enough as it is if he wasn’t assassinated by AN INSURANCE INDUSTRY LOBBYIST. Right. Insurance industry lobbyists are basically Washington’s most elite killing force. They are government’s Leon.

I kill…budgetary discretion!

Even if this movie’s premise wasn’t stupid, and it is, very, and we will get to that, the decision to include long, extended, awkward rap into Bulworth’s truth-telling is inexplicably awful.

I remember wondering when I saw this the first time, back in 1998, what they were trying to say with the whole rap thing. Were you supposed to think it was really bad and that he should shut up? Because that is what you think. Especially the shut up part. And it’s not like it has aged badly. This was just as bad on the very first day. Really, some of the most awful minutes ever committed to film. For a film that claims to care so much about the plight of African Americans in modern day America, they sure did a bad job of co-opting and making a near-mockery of their culture.

Not to mention what the fuck is this?

The problem with this genre in general is that it relies on the idea that there is one truth out there that just never gets told. But obviously that’s not the case. America is a really big place with lots of people who hold widely differing opinions on some of the most fundamental concepts. It’s still weird as someone who voted for Barack Obama to imagine that millions and millions of people voted for John McCain (and his running mate, Sarah Palin). But of course they did. Love it or leave it or whatever. These colors don’t all vote the way you feel that they should according to your fundamental beliefs about the way the world should work.

Obviously, Bulworth’s “truth” is a liberal fantasy in the face of a Washington power structure built on greed and corruption. But this is one fucked up, pretty racist fantasy. The shit that comes out of Bulworth’s mouth is weird and simplistic and really offensive. It’s built on reductive stereotypes, as if the solution to the world’s tremendous social ills is just to spout off a bunch of self-satisfied one-liners about black people’s propensity for fried chicken, liquor, and jail. It’s like when Eminem raps about killing his wife and then says that he’s just saying what everyone is thinking but doesn’t have the balls to say, and it’s like, dude, we weren’t thinking that. Balls aside.

Speaking of balls, the movie spends a lot of time dealing with the issue of a black community without powerful leaders, which would be interesting and worth parsing out if I wasn’t so ashamed at the gall of Warren Beatty directing a movie in which he played the answer to that problem. Did you know that the final shot is supposed to echo the infamous photo of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination?

Just to clarify, Bulworth, played by Warren Beatty, is a modern day Martin Luther King, in a movie DIRECTED BY WARREN BEATTY. Some serious balls on this man right here. They don’t call him Warren “Monster Ballz” Beatty for nothing.

Of course, the true legacy of Bulworth is the Pras and ODB song (feat. Maya), “Ghetto Superstar.”

And perhaps that’s appropriate, that you will still hear this song recorded by actual black people, played during the 90s-at-9 block on Hot97 while the horrendous movie that engendered it fades into distant memory.

Even Bunk has moved on.

Don’t worry, Bunk! No one remembers!

Next week: Hanging Up. As always, please leave your suggestions in the comments or in an email. And if you haven’t done so already, please consult the Official Rules.

*Actually, there is absolutely no evidence that people love movies like this, but Hollywood definitely keeps making movies like this.

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    • Wait a minute. Remember the titans is awesome. “You tell all your white players to block for the black players. NOBODY PLAYS.” or something like that. Cinema gold.

    • courtney  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 -3

      Come on man, ‘This Christmas’? Not even close to being a crappy Christmas movie compared to some such as ‘Fred Claus’ or ‘Deck the Halls.’ Still nominating ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.’

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    • i dunn farted all ovur myself

    • Maggie B.  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 0

      Clay Davis – Choke – AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. Gabe this is so bad that I don’t even recommend it, because I love you and wouldn’t want to put you through it.

    • Ok, if we want an ACTUALLY TERRIBLE movie with a Wire connection, we have to go with THE FORGOTTEN. (See my comments on the last three posts.) McNulty plays a dude whose kid got stolen…by ALIENS…and he doesn’t remember because the ALIENS MADE HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE FORGET! But he discovers the memory when he tears down some wallpaper in his house and finds his kid’s fingerpaintings on the walls. Because the Aliens have memory-wiping and wall-papering technology, but cannot re-paint or use primer!

      Gabe, THE FORGOTTEN. Make it happen.

    • I know 90210 isn’t a movie, but seeing young Micheal on that show breaks my heart. I mean he’s the complete opposite of bad ass now.

  2. Gabe, did you have an important appointment after writing this? I haven’t seen it, and was interested on your take, and it seems a little…short? Not like you have a minimum word limit or anything, but you DID spend a lot of time talking about “robots fall in love” movies. A LOT.

  3. So it was Fake Rap before Fake Rap was made a thing by the Internet?

    • I didn’t know this song was from this movie. And I only knew about this song because it was on a Weird Al album on one of his polka songs.Before playing that video up there, I had never heard any version other than Weird Al, and I wish it was still that way.

      • And I am referring to the “Ghetto Superstar” song, and now that I look at my comment it seems like that is not what you are referring to. And this is what happens when one is drunk on the intarwebs.

  4. I am embarrassed for Warren Beatty’s children, even the ones that don’t know he’s their biological father. Worse than Ishtar.

    “Deception” and “Street Kings”. The former stars Senor Piss Pants as a sex club enthusiast, and the latter features a mustachioed Jay Mohr. ‘Nuff said.

  5. face  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +14

    I know I already suggested this, but can you please, please, please add Super Mario Bros to the list? This movie is perfect for this feature.

  6. Also, “I kill… budgetary discretion” — Hilarious!

  7. friiied chicken'  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 -4

    Phoned in.

    Like this movie.

  8. Anyone ever suggest Domino? I mean, I like Tony Scott movies for the most part, but damn that movie is an endurance test.

    The movie is so bad, the real life Domino chose to die over actually seeing it.

  9. That GIF makes me want to barf.

  10. sol  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +18

    Hah, Warren Beatty directed that gif.
    And Halle Berry won an Oscar.

  11. Boink  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +7

    Yep, I like this series quite a bit, but not nearly as much as I like this movie. The titular character is not a hero in this movie, he’s a joke. Pretty much the whole movie’s a joke, part of the joke being how actually racist the character can’t help but be. This movie HATESSSSSSSSS politicians, even this so-called “liberal fantasy” one. This is the biggest misstep since Zardoz. Next thing we know you’ll be listing some other smart, good and funny movie like Freddy Got Fingered or Showgirls.

  12. Sex and The Ctiy Movie. Please, Gabe. You wont (you will) regret seeing it.

  13. NAPPY DUGOUT

  14. eric.  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 -21

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  15. I remember how embarrassed I was at this movie in the trailers and the Ghetto Superstar video. I never saw it and never will.

  16. As soon as I saw Bulworth was this week’s movie, I got an overwhelming urge to listen to Ghetto Superstar.

    For the next round: She’s the Man. My “friend” insisted I watch it because it was “sooo hilarious.” We haven’t hung out since.

    • Uh…She’s The Man is good? I don’t think it has any tricks up it’s sleeve, just a shit-ass sleeve that you either wear or you don’t.

  17. Gabe, can you review Very Bad Things?

  18. I would like to know more about Bunk. He’s longing for something.

  19. I am re-nominating Silent Hill.

    • b  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +1

      That’s the movie with the cult and triangle-head monster right? Oh man, my sister and I watched that one day, and were both WTF about it. It seemed to go on for about 5 hours and had one of the most anticlimactic and annoying endings I’ve ever seen. The only thing is, there are a LOT of really bad horror movies out there, so I’m not sure how you could put this on the list and ignore so many others.
      Like DEVOUR.
      If anyone out there has actually seen Devour besides me and my friends who only watched it because they thought the main guy was hot, speak up. That is the worst “scary” movie I’ve ever seen.
      But if nobody else has, I will gladly second the nomination of Silent Hill, which is probably the second worst (non-campy/not funny) scary movie I’ve seen. And after that is An American Haunting.

    • JBizarre  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +9

      I will second the “Silent Hill” nomination, and beg you to add “The Sweetest Thing”, that epic movie where Cameron Diaz is a retarded girl who desperately fights for the retarded man of her dreams, supported by her retarded girlfriends. It’s like “My Left Foot” for chicks.

  20. Matt  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +4

    Bulworth was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay! No joke!

  21. I had a roommate who loved this movie and watched it every 1-3 weeks for a year. Eventually my hate turned to… well, not love. Resignation? A desperate search for silver linings? I decided “That Halle Berry is hot, even if poor black people do dance funny.” It was the only conclusion this movie supported.

    (The roommate’s favorite movie of All Time? Glad you asked: The Last Starfighter.)

    Here’s another movie that sucks: everything by Ed Burns. Do that one, Gabe!

  22. himay  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +7

    Nominating Nick and Norah again!

  23. I’m nominating “Torque”.

    My reasoning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWoz7WTmjU

  24. Nadya  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +11

    This reminds me of the really mediocre Chris Rock vehicle “Head of State”, in which Chris Rock becomes the first black president (hindsight!), and features HIGH-larious scenes of old white ladies saying fo’ shizzle. However, I cannot truly nominate it for WMOAT because it also features Tracy Morgan selling stolen porkchops.

  25. That One  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +1

    Really? Bulworth? Out of all the godawful money-grabs and monumental failures in the history of cinema… Bulworth? Sure, the things got some flaws, and hasn’t really aged that well. But don’t kid yourself – Beatty doesn’t think Bulworth is some kind of hero, he’s just as opportunistic and shameless as he was before his breakdown. He’s a dirty, phony politician, co-opting a coveted voting demographic. I’m not saying Bulworth is a good film, but the Worst Movie of All Time? Right. Just like The Fountain.

  26. The whole rap thing was pretty awful, but when he started waxing poetic about pussy, I threw up in my mouth.

    Also, Closer! Again! Natalie Portman gets hit by a car!

  27. RunBMC  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 0

    I’m feeling a little ambivalent about BULWORTH (though the rap scene was truly terrible in its phoniness) but I am going to have to second TORQUE, which somehow managed to make BIKER BOYZ look coherent.
    Also, TOUGH GUYS DON’T DANCE – written and directed by Norman Mailer, starring Ryan O’Neal, Isabella Rossellini and (warning flag!) Wings Hauser. Here’s a taste:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KyBdPeKHg&feature
    Enjoy!

  28. Krista  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +9

    Black Knight. I was drunk, happy, and in “like” with someone when I went into that theater. When I left I was sober, pissed, and had realized that only an Olympic-level douche would force me to stay for that unwatchable movie. Relationship terminated.

  29. I had a sociology professor in college that made us watch Bulworth. He was inspired by it. Which just lets you know how in touch white hippie sosh professors are.

    ALSO: Imdb it and you’ll see that there’s a guy in the cast listed as “Man with blunt.” Hard to top.

  30. VoteQuimby  |   Posted on May 4th, 2009 +2

    Down to Earth and Head of State. Chris Rock doesn’t get enough play on this list.

    Also, I second the Street Kings nomination. Keanu Reeves in his finest performance since Johnny Mnemonic.

  31. I saw this movie in the theater. It made me so angry. Thanks to whoever nominated it!

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    • Rob  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +7

      King Kong? The first hour of that movie is brilliant. Jack Black is hilarious and the black dude is the man. After they return to NY, it got a little lamer. But overall, worst movie of all time? No.

  33. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -3

    VERY BAD THINGS ! great suggestion! As unwatchable as BALLISTIC
    Street Kings is a blend of Training Day and The Shield; not worth the time

  34. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -7

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  35. Ohhhh, THAT’S what the song was for? I remember seeing that video all the time when I was, like, 7. No matter how many times I saw it, I was still thoroughly frightened by him tearing off his own face.

  36. RunBMC  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -4

    Okay, have to add another potential title to the bonfire: I just had the great misfortune of watching QUARANTINE. This steaming pile makes the previous strikes of Don’t Turn the Hand-Held Camera Off Filmmaking (CLOVERFIELD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, BLAIR WITCH) look positively brilliant. Screaming morons, incomprehensible visuals, headache-inducing noise and a gaping absence of logic filled almost every second of this thing once it got past the tedious set-up. I’m sure this probably scared someone, but it made me do nothing but yell at the screen (more often than not at the filmmakers rather than the mid-level B-actors who populated the cast). The fact that this is a remake of a French (and quite probably equally stupid) knock-off of 28 DAYS/WEEKS LATER only makes it more loathsome.

  37. RunBMC  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -4

    *Spanish, not French. Still do not want.

  38. Noah  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +18

    I need to nominate “August Rush,” so you can help me vicariously purge the crappiness of that movie from my system. What’s remarkable is that Robin Williams, who gave probably his worst performance ever, isn’t even the ninth thing wrong with it. I hate this movie with my whole heart. Not a shred of the story exists in reality. It is so horribly unbelievable it almost seems deliberate. I imagine setting the story in New York was a reluctant concession made by the screenwriter when someone reminded him that Never-Never Land might too quickly tip audiences off to the fact that this movie is utterly implausible.

    PS Thank you for Boondock Saints and Elizabethtown.

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    • TruthBtold  |   Posted on Jun 1st, 2009 +1

      As an African-American woman, I second that! Bulworth is one of my favorite movies for its message. The truths that can save us but that nobody wants to face. Not just black folks either. Bulworth was serving everybody.

  41. you are the same person

  42. Like Noah, I am filled with utter disgust at August Rush, and the entire time could think of nothing but how amazingly Gabe would be able to rip it to shreds.
    Please rip it to shreds, Gabe.

  43. Robert  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -4

    I’m forced to be the person to defend August Rush. It’s a fairy tale! It wasn’t supposed to be believeable. People were supposed to feel good that the pedophile ex-street performer dubbed a runaway “August Rush” who has been estranged from his parents who have been estranged from each other and are all brought together by music. I watched it with my girlfriend. Not great, but it meant well. Obviously, it wasn’t made with the videogum crowd in mind.

  44. He’s doing August Rush this round. I can’t wait.

  45. Make me feel GOOD!

  46. Last Days

  47. Please do the movie called “Down To You” starring Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinze Jr. SO SO SO SO SO SO bad…it has Ashton Kutcher playing a guy named Jim Morrison who is supposed to look and act like fucking Jim Morrison.

  48. sparky  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +3

    Has nobody suggested David Duchovny’s directorial debut “House of D” yet? It features Robin Williams as a magical retarded man, for crying out loud. (Also: Tea Leoni.)

  49. sparky  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +3

    Has nobody suggested David Duchovny’s directorial debut “House of D” yet? It features Robin Williams as a magical retarded man, for crying out loud. (Also: Tea Leoni.)

  50. K  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 -5

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  51. I just realized Gabe could spend a year just profiling bad horror movie remake after bad horror movie remake like Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Prom Night, The Hitcher ’07, One Missed Call (particularly LOLworthy), Pulse, Quarantine, etc. It would never end.

    And how have ghetto and dance-themed movies been completely overlooked? Honey, You Got Served, Step Up, Belly, Street Kings… yet another unending list of crap.

  52. Dude, did you do “Eye of the Beholder” yet? Cause I don’t want to miss THAT gem.

  53. Did you take a bit of a jab at Mr. Smith Goes To Washington? Because if you don’t like that movie, I WILL FIGHT YOU. No one insults Jimmy Stewart and gets away with it. NO ONE!

  54. You Mom's Box  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +1

    Just throwing this one out there as I haven’t seen it nominated yet: High Spirits, starring Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah, and Steve Guttenberg. “He’s an American. She’s a ghost. Vacation romances are always a hassle.” Hilarious! Haven’t seen it in a few years, but I can’t imagine it’s aged well. And…it was directed by Neil Jordan.

  55. i nominate “i think i love my wife” and “obsessed AKA single ladies (put a ring on it)”.

  56. I think the rap was supposed to be bad and embarrassing. It’s sort of the Network type thing where most of the attention the “truth”-speaking character gets is of the traffic accident variety. I haven’t seen it since it came out, but based on my memory I’m going to go with Boink’s interpretation: it’s a satire, with Bulworth specifically intended as a jackass send-up of the Mr Smith and Dave archetypes who manage to transcend all political disagreement and solve the world’s problems through the sheer generosity of their bleeding hearts.

  57. emily  |   Posted on May 6th, 2009 0

    Evening.

  58. javalava  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 +1

    Wait, you mean to tell me Bulworth wasn’t an absurdist comedy….

  59. Anniee451  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 -1

    Suggestions: Lost in Translation

    City of Angels (2 hours of Cage worshiping and gawking at Meg Ryan for no good reason)

    Stepmom (I watch it but it’s horrible.)

    As Good As It Gets

    Click

  60. mighty undies  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 -1

    two words….Cold. Mountain

  61. i am convinced that the awfulness was the point of the movie. but that might be giving them too much credit. and do we really need to sit through that kind of irony?

    its a good subject for a pretentious academic article.

    or maybe this article is the best thing to come of that movie.

  62. Tuney  |   Posted on May 8th, 2009 +1

    I second DanS’ recommendation of “The Forgotten” with Julianne Moore. It has one of the worst/greatest lines in it when the police officer says “Abducted. That’s an interesting word. Most people say kidnapped.” Serious shite.

    Also, has anyone else recommended “Troy” for WMOAT? I got the giggles so often in the theatre when I saw the movie, but also cried sad tears at how bad it was. Never mind the wooden horse, what about the acting? Also, Legolas/Orlando fires and arrow! Yay!

  63. Tippet  |   Posted on May 8th, 2009 -1

    ‘Ladies And Gentlemen…The Fabulous Stains’. Not even Black Randy & The Metrosquad could save this piece of shit.

  64. Deema  |   Posted on May 8th, 2009 -2

    Gabe, I officially confirm that you are one hell of a looser. Your arguments are cheap, and your taste in cinematography is absent. Have a great day.

    PS Although, yes, this particular movie is definitely awful.

    • i  |   Posted on May 10th, 2009 -2

      NO! YOU ARE THE LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. cragnog  |   Posted on May 8th, 2009 0

    obsessed

  66. Kayla  |   Posted on May 9th, 2009 +1

    Two words: The. Core. I was forced to watch it on a bus on a band trip in HS. Even band kids hated this movie which is really saying something. Also, Towelhead which is supposed to be a quirky indie coming-of-age story about a girl living with her domineering Lebanese father but ends up being incredibly disturbing and bad because of terrible acting and really cliched “teenage” drama. It’s like the screenplay you wrote in 10th grade about all the sexy problems you wish you had but no real-life teenager ever actually did. Oh, and The Ring 2 which when I saw it in the theater caused everyone to burst out laughing at the end.

  67. I am pretty sure I saw “Bulworth” at the theater. Because I know I’ve seen it and Netflix screw-ups hadn’t been invented yet when I saw it. WTF, me? Anyway, to continue my trend of nominating a different movie every week that nobody else has ever even mentioned in this regard: “Wedding Crashers.” Comedies are not supposed to make you want to walk out into traffic. QED.

  68. BrandyBright  |   Posted on May 10th, 2009 0

    I’d like to suggest,”In the Land of Women”. Have you done a Meg Ryan movie yet?

  69. Chrissy  |   Posted on May 10th, 2009 -1

    Sunshine is a HORRIBLE movie. Can’t believe Danny Boyle directed that piece of crap!!

  70. I feel compelled to nominate Silk again, cause you know, awful movie is awful.

    But I also absolutely NEED to suggest eXistenZ, for so many, many reasons. I bought it thinking it would either be really awesome or really horrible. Surprise! It was the latter! It has a bunch of actors in it too: Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Defoe, Callum Keith Rennie, Christopher Eccleston, etc. But it’s like, the worst episode of Doctor Who ever.

  71. Joe  |   Posted on May 11th, 2009 0

    Highlander Highlander Highlander Highlander Highlander Highlander: PLEASE. P.L.E.A.S.E.

  72. I thought Bulworth was good.

  73. Well, I feel better since Pay It Forward was reviewed (though I think Gabe was a bit too nice), but then I almost watched the entirety of the Terminal starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Thankfully I came to my senses and missed the ending. I’m sure it was heart-wrenching and life-affirming all at the same time. Anyway, I think it’s a contender. Spielberg. The writer responsible for S1m0ne. Tom Hanks. A collection of racial stereotypes. Irresistible really.

  74. mrhandy  |   Posted on May 11th, 2009 0

    It is not possible to discuss this topic without delving into DANGEROUS MINDS. Of all the kind-hearted-teacher-reaches-out-to-inner-city-kids fillms out there, this one is the king! Michelle Pfeiffer is a former marine. Marine I tells you! She’s tough! But those gangsters are tougher! But Pfeiffer out-toughs them with her heart! Her heart!

    • Kevin  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2009 0

      I’m with you. I always find films based on true stories to be so unbelievable. (ps-if your sarcasm detector isn’t going off right now, it needs to be fixed.)

  75. blaze  |   Posted on May 11th, 2009 +2

    I can only say that I completely disagree about Bulworth. There is a lot of meat on those bones. The acting is great and it’s funny. The music is fabulous and the theme that “you can’t be no ghost… you’se gots to be a spirit” is tooooo true.

  76. RunBMC  |   Posted on May 11th, 2009 +1

    Yes!! THE TERMINAL!! I remember coming out of the theater afterward and looking around and seeing nothing but “Did we actually just watch that?” plastered all over everyone’s faces. That is a must-add!

  77. ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL. Seriously, piece of shit. Tries to be funny, or smart, or both, and fails miserably.

  78. Color of Night  |   Posted on May 16th, 2009 0

    For the worst in ever of the history of the movies, COLOR OF NIGHT (1994)

  79. boots  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2009 0

    I caught the last half of this really bizarrely terrible movie called “Casual Sex” the other night on cable. It starred Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson, and Andrew Dice Clay. All of them were at a singles’ resort trying to get laid, and it was the kind of movie that’s so weird/bad you think you might be asleep, dreaming it.

    It’s probably not right for WMOAT because the movie doesn’t try to be anything other than a standard 80′s sex comedy. But then again, there’s no sex and no (intentional) comedy…so it fails to clear a very low bar.

  80. That movie was one of the most contemporaneously quoted movies of all time, from stand-up comics to other movies, to Bill Maher, to professional politicians were taking lines from that movie and calling them their own; about the only plausible reason I could think you would put this movie on your list for “The Search for the Worst Movie of All Time” is that you were against its message- and as its message was anti-racism, anyone being against it would be implying that they were a racist; and anyone doing so in such a public manor would seem to be searching for other racists (perhaps so you could get together and have special meetings where you could wear special clothes, and maybe have bonfires [on someone's front yard, in the shape of a cross]).

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