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Title: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Toby Danger on December 05, 2006, 05:20:23 PM
Yes, the collective of idiots who made Scary Movie and Date Movie now think summer blockbusters are now worth making unfunny jokes about. And thus, we are cursed with... EPIC MOVIE!

Trailer:http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Epic-Movie-Trailer-3963.html (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Epic-Movie-Trailer-3963.html)

It takes the piss -or attempts to- out of Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Carribian, X-Men, Superman Returns... and Borat?!

Jesus H Christ, who ever thought this would be a good idea. I hope whoever greenlighted this gets a severe kick in the balls. Twice.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 05:30:04 PM
It's not like epics are hard to mock, it's just that these guys aren't actually in fact funny. Which is kind of important.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 05, 2006, 06:42:17 PM
They don't do farce justice at all.  Naked Gun is funny, Airplane is funny, but this is just using popular movies to sell their own crappy movie.  It reminds me of Kidz Bop.  They take popular songs and have kids sing them, making them crappy.  But they make money off of it anyway because they are using popular songs.  Here they are taking popular movies and making them shit.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 07:01:58 PM
They don't do farce justice at all.  Naked Gun is funny, Airplane is funny, but this is just using popular movies to sell their own crappy movie.  It reminds me of Kidz Bop.  They take popular songs and have kids sing them, making them crappy.  But they make money off of it anyway because they are using popular songs.  Here they are taking popular movies and making them shit.
No, Kids Bop is much funnier. What could be better than thirty 11-year-olds singing Ridin' Dirty?
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Variety of Cells on December 05, 2006, 07:08:25 PM
They don't do farce justice at all.  Naked Gun is funny, Airplane is funny, but this is just using popular movies to sell their own crappy movie.  It reminds me of Kidz Bop.  They take popular songs and have kids sing them, making them crappy.  But they make money off of it anyway because they are using popular songs.  Here they are taking popular movies and making them shit.
No, Kids Bop is much funnier. What could be better than thirty 11-year-olds singing Ridin' Dirty?

White n' Nerdy.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: torgosPizza on December 05, 2006, 09:24:27 PM

White n' Nerdy.

Weird Al rules. In other news, I think the worst movie of 2007 is clearly In the Name of My King (an "epic" masterpiece by the one and only Uwe Boll).

http://www.inthenameoftheking.com/trailer.html
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Pak-Man on December 05, 2006, 09:58:11 PM
I think we should make the next Boll flick required viewing for anyone who proclaims themselves to be a Riffaholic. We'll make it a point to go out and see it in theatres and report on our findings and stuff. :^)
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: MrTorso on December 05, 2006, 10:11:47 PM
No LOTR parody (at least in the trailer) BUT Crispin F-N Glover as Willy Wonka will get me to see it (on DVD)!!!


I love Crispin's cash grabs. The more work like this will help get his movie What is it? out on DVD!
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: J-Proof on December 05, 2006, 10:20:38 PM
hehe- I dunno why but these kinds of movies make me laugh. I sgree - it'll probably be the worst movie of 07, but at least it will have /purposefully/ earned that title ;)
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: SaucyRossy on December 05, 2006, 10:49:31 PM
Yeah in the name of the king will most definately be the worst movie of 07...with out a doubt
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 05, 2006, 10:52:47 PM
No LOTR parody (at least in the trailer) BUT Crispin F-N Glover as Willy Wonka will get me to see it (on DVD)!!!


I love Crispin's cash grabs. The more work like this will help get his movie What is it? out on DVD!
Oh, what the hell? Kevin McDonald is in this, and Ray Liotta's in that other crappy movie?

This is the precise opposite of doing a series of indy movies to show that you're still awesome, guys.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 06, 2006, 12:18:22 AM
Wow. Looks likes Uwe has some competition for worst movie of the year. Assuming In The name Of The King ever actually gets released...
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: mrbasehart on December 06, 2006, 06:33:54 AM
Wow! Looks awesome!  ::)
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: MontyServo on December 06, 2006, 01:29:57 PM
I dig the idea of casting Crispin Glover as Willy Wonka (wasn't he at one point rumored to get the role before Depp got it?).

I guess Kal Penn is looking for a paycheck, since he is much funnier than to be in something like this. More importantly, when will we see Harold and Kumar Return?

Looking over a list of 2007 releases, I see a few that might compete with Epic Movie and Boll for worst of the year:

Delta Farce (Larry The Cable Guy, nuff said)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (This can't possibly turn out well.)
Underdog (Why are they making this?  And if it is with actual dogs, then it may easily be the worst movie EVER!)
Halloween (Rob Zombie remakes a classic, what could possibly go wrong?  At least there probably will be more action on screen than the original!)

I have high hopes for, but am very worried that they will end up as turkeys:
Live Free And Die Hard
Transformers
The Simpsons Movie
Rush Hour 3
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 06, 2006, 01:53:40 PM
I dig the idea of casting Crispin Glover as Willy Wonka (wasn't he at one point rumored to get the role before Depp got it?).

I guess Kal Penn is looking for a paycheck, since he is much funnier than to be in something like this. More importantly, when will we see Harold and Kumar Return?

Looking over a list of 2007 releases, I see a few that might compete with Epic Movie and Boll for worst of the year:

Delta Farce (Larry The Cable Guy, nuff said)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (This can't possibly turn out well.)
Underdog (Why are they making this?  And if it is with actual dogs, then it may easily be the worst movie EVER!)
Halloween (Rob Zombie remakes a classic, what could possibly go wrong?  At least there probably will be more action on screen than the original!)

I have high hopes for, but am very worried that they will end up as turkeys:
Live Free And Die Hard
Transformers
The Simpsons Movie
Rush Hour 3
Oh, the didn't call it Die Hardest? That title's just out there, waiting to be used!

And I'm not getting my hopes up about the Simpsons movie. I've just got my fingers crossed for Futurama when it returns.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Phantom of Krankor on December 06, 2006, 02:19:41 PM
Yup, this movie looks like complete garbage. It seems like every single comedy coming out now days uses the same type of unfunny humor.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: dignan on December 06, 2006, 03:10:27 PM
Wow. 

That was about as funny as a skit on Studio 60.  This is a movie that Michael Scott from the Office would declare the Best Movie of 2007.

Also, I confess to just not understanding in the least the appeal of Crispin Glover.  Crispin Glover is one of those people who legitimately seems deranged. So often in movies, he acts like he's not entirely sure how he got there, as if perhaps he just wandered onto the set accidentally, and the crew was too polite to tell him to leave, because he's so weird they thought something might be *wrong* with him. In this sense, he was a pioneer for such latter-day oddballs as Giovanni Ribisi and Jeremy Davies. There's something about watching him in a movie that is really unsettling, like at any point he's just going to turn towards the camera and ninja-chop the director of photography. He unsettles me.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: J-Proof on December 06, 2006, 03:13:06 PM
Wow. 

That was about as funny as a skit on Studio 60.  This is a movie that Michael Scott from the Office would declare the Best Movie of 2007.

Also, I confess to just not understanding in the least the appeal of Crispin Glover.  Crispin Glover is one of those people who legitimately seems deranged. So often in movies, he acts like he's not entirely sure how he got there, as if perhaps he just wandered onto the set accidentally, and the crew was too polite to tell him to leave, because he's so weird they thought something might be *wrong* with him. In this sense, he was a pioneer for such latter-day oddballs as Giovanni Ribisi and Jeremy Davies. There's something about watching him in a movie that is really unsettling, like at any point he's just going to turn towards the camera and ninja-chop the director of photography. He unsettles me.


HAHA! That's a genuinely funny post. And I agree - Crispin Glover is a wierdo, but I still love Back to the Future
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 06, 2006, 03:25:10 PM
Wow. 

That was about as funny as a skit on Studio 60.  This is a movie that Michael Scott from the Office would declare the Best Movie of 2007.

Also, I confess to just not understanding in the least the appeal of Crispin Glover.  Crispin Glover is one of those people who legitimately seems deranged. So often in movies, he acts like he's not entirely sure how he got there, as if perhaps he just wandered onto the set accidentally, and the crew was too polite to tell him to leave, because he's so weird they thought something might be *wrong* with him. In this sense, he was a pioneer for such latter-day oddballs as Giovanni Ribisi and Jeremy Davies. There's something about watching him in a movie that is really unsettling, like at any point he's just going to turn towards the camera and ninja-chop the director of photography. He unsettles me.

Yeah, that's pretty much the appeal. Crispin Glover is awesome.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YTKNahASSDI
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: dignan on December 06, 2006, 03:57:20 PM
Wow. 

That was about as funny as a skit on Studio 60.  This is a movie that Michael Scott from the Office would declare the Best Movie of 2007.

Also, I confess to just not understanding in the least the appeal of Crispin Glover.  Crispin Glover is one of those people who legitimately seems deranged. So often in movies, he acts like he's not entirely sure how he got there, as if perhaps he just wandered onto the set accidentally, and the crew was too polite to tell him to leave, because he's so weird they thought something might be *wrong* with him. In this sense, he was a pioneer for such latter-day oddballs as Giovanni Ribisi and Jeremy Davies. There's something about watching him in a movie that is really unsettling, like at any point he's just going to turn towards the camera and ninja-chop the director of photography. He unsettles me.


HAHA! That's a genuinely funny post. And I agree - Crispin Glover is a wierdo, but I still love Back to the Future

Well, yeah, Back to the Future is a great movie, but have you ever seen him in At Close Range?  He gives that weird kid from Fright Night a run for his money as far as odd performances go.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 07, 2006, 12:21:01 AM

Well, yeah, Back to the Future is a great movie, but have you ever seen him in At Close Range?  He gives that weird kid from Fright Night a run for his money as far as odd performances go.

What, you mean he starred in gay porn too?

My nominee for the worst of 2007 is that godawful "300."

Shudder.
What makes you think it looks so awful? I thought the comic was among Miller's stronger stuff, and the trailer looked, as I believe the term goes, "kinetic"- things were moving quickly, violently, and loudly, but all with a sense of what's actually going on (in other words, without resorting to Bay style cut-cut-cut 'action'.)
Just not a fan of Miller or ultraviolence?
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 07, 2006, 12:30:43 AM
My nominee for the worst of 2007 is that godawful "300."

Shudder.
What makes you think it looks so awful? I thought the comic was among Miller's stronger stuff, and the trailer looked, as I believe the term goes, "kinetic"- things were moving quickly, violently, and loudly, but all with a sense of what's actually going on (in other words, without resorting to Bay style cut-cut-cut 'action'.)
Just not a fan of Miller or ultraviolence?

I just hope the generic rock music in the 300 trailer isn't actually from the score. That would completely ruin the movie. I don't mind contemporary music in a period movie in theory, but I've never seen it work in practice.

As for the Simpsons Movie, I'm holding out hope, but I honestly won't mind too much if it sucks just as long as the new Futurama stuff is good. Simpsons has been pulling a Weekend At Bernie's on us for years. It's time to bury Homer, at least for a little while.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 07, 2006, 12:46:27 AM
My nominee for the worst of 2007 is that godawful "300."

Shudder.
What makes you think it looks so awful? I thought the comic was among Miller's stronger stuff, and the trailer looked, as I believe the term goes, "kinetic"- things were moving quickly, violently, and loudly, but all with a sense of what's actually going on (in other words, without resorting to Bay style cut-cut-cut 'action'.)
Just not a fan of Miller or ultraviolence?

I just hope the generic rock music in the 300 trailer isn't actually from the score. That would completely ruin the movie. I don't mind contemporary music in a period movie in theory, but I've never seen it work in practice.

As for the Simpsons Movie, I'm holding out hope, but I honestly won't mind too much if it sucks just as long as the new Futurama stuff is good. Simpsons has been pulling a Weekend At Bernie's on us for years. It's time to bury Homer, at least for a little while.
Well, Last Temptation of Christ is certainly a period movie, and it's among my favorites of all time, and the music was contemporary. On the other hand, it was largely foreign contemporary music, so that might not count.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had contemporary music, but not aggressively so.
Does Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure count as a period piece?

Oh, and as for the Simpsons movie: http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=4290 (note: this is a COMEDIC ARTICLE and not real.)
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 07, 2006, 01:59:43 AM
My nominee for the worst of 2007 is that godawful "300."

Shudder.
What makes you think it looks so awful? I thought the comic was among Miller's stronger stuff, and the trailer looked, as I believe the term goes, "kinetic"- things were moving quickly, violently, and loudly, but all with a sense of what's actually going on (in other words, without resorting to Bay style cut-cut-cut 'action'.)
Just not a fan of Miller or ultraviolence?

I just hope the generic rock music in the 300 trailer isn't actually from the score. That would completely ruin the movie. I don't mind contemporary music in a period movie in theory, but I've never seen it work in practice.

As for the Simpsons Movie, I'm holding out hope, but I honestly won't mind too much if it sucks just as long as the new Futurama stuff is good. Simpsons has been pulling a Weekend At Bernie's on us for years. It's time to bury Homer, at least for a little while.
Well, Last Temptation of Christ is certainly a period movie, and it's among my favorites of all time, and the music was contemporary. On the other hand, it was largely foreign contemporary music, so that might not count.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had contemporary music, but not aggressively so.
Does Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure count as a period piece?

Oh, and as for the Simpsons movie: http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=4290 (note: this is a COMEDIC ARTICLE and not real.)

And then there's The Sting, which was set in the 1930s, but featured a Ragtime score from the turn of the century. Hey, whatever works.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Pak-Man on December 07, 2006, 08:21:19 AM
And then there's A Knight's Tale...
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: MrTorso on December 07, 2006, 05:33:50 PM

Yeah, that's pretty much the appeal. Crispin Glover is awesome.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YTKNahASSDI

The Ben video is cool and his 10 minutes of commentary that he manages to deliver in 2 and 1/2 minutes on the DVD is pretty good too. But as weird as Ben is I submit his trailer for his EPIC many years in the making movie What is it? which is by the way NSFW:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DNgtBweVz4Q&mode=related&search=

Enjoy!

Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Minnesota on December 07, 2006, 06:40:11 PM
Dam this thread took awhile to read through, so much new information and subjects that haven't come up on these boards yet  :-[  ;D
300 = I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this but it looks bad... I'll give it a shot still because sin city was so great (Robert Rodriguez & tarrentino can do "almost" no wrong, miller on the other hand?)
The new Simpson's movie will be great (despite what somethingawful thinks)
- also i heard mention of "new" futurama, I've yet to here anything beyond net rumours, is there something I'm missing, is this official yet?
Uwe Bowe movie... (sigh) ... words fail to describe this... Wow! Really, that got made?!
Crispin Glover - never knew he acted beyond back to the future, although I have been meaning to see Willard for other reasons (Glen Morgan director / writer)
and finally there's the matter of "Epic Movie" - these guys make Scary Movie look classy. The only thing that save Date Movie was its funny redemptive 'critic riff commentary' dvd bonus... obviously they didn't heed the advice of their critics  >:( 
"Epic Movie" = worst movie of 2007
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: mrbasehart on December 07, 2006, 07:08:19 PM
Dam this thread took awhile to read through, so much new information and subjects that haven't come up on these boards yet  :-[  ;D
300 = I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this but it looks bad... I'll give it a shot still because sin city was so great (Robert Rodriguez & tarrentino can do "almost" no wrong, miller on the other hand?)

Miller isn't directing.  It's Zach Snyder, who did the rather snazzy remake of Dawn of the Dead.

I'm not really sure about 300.  Sure, the trailer looks pretty in a music video kind of way, but I'm worried that it'll be like Sin City: A whole lot of style and virtually no substance.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Minnesota on December 07, 2006, 08:57:42 PM
At least you admit it had style  ;)
saw Sin City in stadium seating theater and the visual/audio blew me away... most of you here are probably used to stadium theaters but i'm from a small town with only 18 screens/1 theater so to see this film in a big city theater was amazing.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 08, 2006, 12:13:06 AM
The new Simpson's movie will be great (despite what somethingawful thinks)
- also i heard mention of "new" futurama, I've yet to here anything beyond net rumours, is there something I'm missing, is this official yet?

It is official, but it's still a little cloudy as to whether it will be new episodes, straight-to-video feature lengths movies, both, or what. Futurama is definitely coming back in some form, though. WOO-HOO!
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: MrTorso on December 08, 2006, 12:29:19 AM
The new Simpson's movie will be great (despite what somethingawful thinks)
- also i heard mention of "new" futurama, I've yet to here anything beyond net rumours, is there something I'm missing, is this official yet?

It is official, but it's still a little cloudy as to whether it will be new episodes, straight-to-video feature lengths movies, both, or what. Futurama is definitely coming back in some form, though. WOO-HOO!

I read that they are making 4 movies on DVD and Comedy Central will be airing them as episodes in 2008 when they get the rerun rights to the rest of the series.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: robertraur on December 08, 2006, 09:24:42 AM
Yeah, something like 13 actual episodes?  So if you do the math, that's...260 minutes, which is about 4 hours and 20 mins, yes?

I'm just wondering how that = 4 "movies".



Considering the late release time for the series, these movies can be easily adapted into three episodes each.  And I'm sure that the direct to DVD movies would have been just over an hour.  This will leave one episode at the end to conclude the season/series.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on December 08, 2006, 09:50:49 AM

I have high hopes for, but am very worried that they will end up as turkeys:
Live Free And Die Hard



I kind of have a man-crush on John McClaine, so I'm pretty amped about being able to see him on the big screen again.  But I was hoping that this could be a bit of a comeback picture for John McTiernan, cuz even though he's made some terrible flicks lately, his two Die Hard movies are two of his best movies. The writers and directors for Die Hard 4 have pretty mediocre resumés, but I still have hope that this movie will kick ass.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: JonnyFrag on December 08, 2006, 10:04:06 AM
And then there's A Knight's Tale...


BLLLLLUUUUUURRRRRRRRCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHH




*that is the correct spelling of someone vomiting violently*
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2006, 10:36:12 AM
While Epic Movie looks bad, has anyone seen the trailer to Norbit?  It's Eddie Murphy's latest "masterpiece".

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-1724205096930834483&hl=en-GB"


Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 08, 2006, 11:04:09 AM
300 = I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this but it looks bad... I'll give it a shot still because sin city was so great (Robert Rodriguez & tarrentino can do "almost" no wrong, miller on the other hand?)

Miller isn't directing.  It's Zach Snyder, who did the rather snazzy remake of Dawn of the Dead.

Oh, then it definitely will suck.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Pak-Man on December 08, 2006, 12:26:18 PM
Yeah, something like 13 actual episodes?  So if you do the math, that's...260 minutes, which is about 4 hours and 20 mins, yes?

I'm just wondering how that = 4 "movies".



Considering the late release time for the series, these movies can be easily adapted into three episodes each.  And I'm sure that the direct to DVD movies would have been just over an hour.  This will leave one episode at the end to conclude the season/series.
Well it's been different things at different times. The first word was that there'd be straight to DVD movies. THEN we found out that Comedy Central was picking it up as a regular show.

The question is whether the movies were scrapped in favor of an ongoing series, or they're gonna be the same thing, or we're getting both. :^)
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Minnesota on December 08, 2006, 01:18:31 PM
hmm too bad to here futurama isnt official yet  ;)
I really hope the rumors are correct, I love that show
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: robertraur on December 08, 2006, 01:28:33 PM

Quote
Well it's been different things at different times. The first word was that there'd be straight to DVD movies. THEN we found out that Comedy Central was picking it up as a regular show.

The question is whether the movies were scrapped in favor of an ongoing series, or they're gonna be the same thing, or we're getting both. :^)

Aint it cool news had a script review sometime back concerning the first of the four movies.  It revolved around bender being the only retained employee of Planet Express after its bought out and he spends the rest of the movie robbing things throughout time (a la Time Bandits). 

My guess is this is it, and it will be in 30-minute episode bites on Comedy Central.

Here's the review:  http://www.aintitcool.com/?q=node/24076
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: torgosPizza on December 08, 2006, 03:43:05 PM

Aint it cool news had a script review sometime back concerning the first of the four movies.  It revolved around bender being the only retained employee of Planet Express after its bought out and he spends the rest of the movie robbing things throughout time (a la Time Bandits). 

My guess is this is it, and it will be in 30-minute episode bites on Comedy Central.

Here's the review:  http://www.aintitcool.com/?q=node/24076

I trust AICN these days as far as I can throw 'em. They're slower than all the other movie / geek sites, and their script reviews are not always the ones that make it to production. I would just say, read that review with a grain of salt. It was from August and from what I recall, things were more or less changing every day up until much more recently.

What I have heard, is basically what Pakky said. It's really 4 movies, sliced into 4 episodes apiece. Comedy Central will be the first to air them (and I'd imagine maybe Fox getting syndication rights, but who knows.).  All in all it's been pretty quiet on the news front. I generally check www.gotfuturama.com as they seem to be on top of things the moment they're out. Which, as I mentioned, hasn't been that much lately.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 10, 2006, 03:18:04 AM
I don't care what Futurama comes back as as long as it just comes back. Hopefully The Simpsons Movie will be successful enough to maybe make a Futurama feature film look possible. I know it's unlikely, but Futurama, much more than The Simpsons, could easily carry a feature.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Teaflax on December 10, 2006, 07:59:01 AM
That was about as funny as a skit on Studio 60.


A perfect put-down. Sadly, I might add. I really had high hopes for SSotSS, but it just keeps finding new ways of disappointing me.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: torgosPizza on December 10, 2006, 11:45:17 AM
I don't care what Futurama comes back as as long as it just comes back. Hopefully The Simpsons Movie will be successful enough to maybe make a Futurama feature film look possible. I know it's unlikely, but Futurama, much more than The Simpsons, could easily carry a feature.

The trailer doesn't do it much justice, although it is chuckle-worthy... but oddly enough I think the Simpsons Movie will be pretty funny. It seems they've recruited some writers from earlier seasons, and I have seen some unfinished clips (I think they were premiered at Comic Con) and they are actually funnier than 90% of the last 5 seasons. I will admit though that even a few of the more recent episodes have had a good share of laughs in them. Believe it or not!
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: RaoulDuke on December 10, 2006, 03:52:48 PM
its too bad that conan obrian isn't writing for the movie his seasons on the simpsons were definitly my favorite

i also cannot wait till fururama comes back
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Sharktopus on December 10, 2006, 06:20:51 PM
I don't care what Futurama comes back as as long as it just comes back. Hopefully The Simpsons Movie will be successful enough to maybe make a Futurama feature film look possible. I know it's unlikely, but Futurama, much more than The Simpsons, could easily carry a feature.

The trailer doesn't do it much justice, although it is chuckle-worthy... but oddly enough I think the Simpsons Movie will be pretty funny. It seems they've recruited some writers from earlier seasons, and I have seen some unfinished clips (I think they were premiered at Comic Con) and they are actually funnier than 90% of the last 5 seasons. I will admit though that even a few of the more recent episodes have had a good share of laughs in them. Believe it or not!

I liked the bit of the trailer with Moe and the CGI bunny, but the endless Homer getting squished was a little too Family Guy. Not that I don't like Family Guy, or gratuitous cartoon violence, but that's not what made The Simpsons great. It was being smart and stupid at the same time that made The Simpsons a landmark comedy.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: 6079SmithW on December 11, 2006, 12:59:22 AM

Aint it cool news had a script review sometime back concerning the first of the four movies.  It revolved around bender being the only retained employee of Planet Express after its bought out and he spends the rest of the movie robbing things throughout time (a la Time Bandits). 

My guess is this is it, and it will be in 30-minute episode bites on Comedy Central.

Here's the review:  http://www.aintitcool.com/?q=node/24076

I trust AICN these days as far as I can throw 'em. They're slower than all the other movie / geek sites, and their script reviews are not always the ones that make it to production. I would just say, read that review with a grain of salt. It was from August and from what I recall, things were more or less changing every day up until much more recently.

What I have heard, is basically what Pakky said. It's really 4 movies, sliced into 4 episodes apiece. Comedy Central will be the first to air them (and I'd imagine maybe Fox getting syndication rights, but who knows.).  All in all it's been pretty quiet on the news front. I generally check www.gotfuturama.com as they seem to be on top of things the moment they're out. Which, as I mentioned, hasn't been that much lately.
Did you know they ran that SomethingAwful bit I posted as a leaked script for half an hour? Clearly, they're not too careful about sources.

And I just really, really hope Futurama stays as good as it was- if it turns all awful like the Simpsons did, I'll have very little hope for the future.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Famous Mortimer on December 11, 2006, 08:34:13 AM
Yeah, something like 13 actual episodes?  So if you do the math, that's...260 minutes, which is about 4 hours and 20 mins, yes?

I'm just wondering how that = 4 "movies".


I've got an idea. Start by guessing a number then show how calculations from that number can't possibly be what the TV company are considering, even though they've not announced how many episodes there are yet. Oh wait, you did that already.

Epic Movie looks so bad I think they should market it as a deliberately bad movie.
Title: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the worst movie of 2007.
Post by: Minnesota on December 11, 2006, 05:55:07 PM
close thread

Edit: better idea http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1043.0 (http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1043.0)