So I add personal rules to the contest, rules only *I* must follow: If I win, I must - MUST! - watch every single film I won, and of course review it on this blog, before the next Oscars are held. Even if I've theoretically seen them before, and all extras flipped. And so people who don't think they have much of a chance themselves and put their faith in me to win, take perverse pleasure in finding the most terrible movies in convenience store bargain bins on the fair chance I'll HAVE to watch them. B-movies? Think C-movies. Made for kids, but that talk down to them. Action films shot on video. And even big budget crap that's lucky to get 10% on Rotten Tomatoes. Sure, there are usually some good things in there too. Guests who are getting rid of DVDs after they converted to Blu-Ray, for example, or who aren't cruel by nature.
This year, I won 27 films and a season of Dragonball Z (some would say YAY, I just say OK, but I don't have time for all this Goku screaming stuff), and MOST look absolutely terrible. Let's break down what's going to be my main watching project for the next year...
Ghostbusters (happy to have it in my collection)
Detention (this one too)
12 Years a Slave
Mad Mad Beyond Thunderdome
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
The Sandlot (kids movies are my bane, but everyone was like "no no it's gooood!")
The History Boys
A Knight's Tale
The aforementioned season of Dragonball Z
Probably not (from this point on, I can't promise not to watch on double-speed)
Direct Contact (with Dolph Lundgren... so bad it's good?)
Lovers & Liars
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets
Maximum Overdrive (could leap up if I'm in the mood to laugh)
They Must Eat
Little Red Devil
Please God no, make it stop!!!
Ma Tante Aline (a stupid Quebec comedy? Arrrgh!)
Disaster! The Movie
Biker Zombies from Detroit
Gothika (with Halle Berry, who can do no right)
I love you guys, but I hate you guys. Wish me luck, y'all.