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« on: November 01, 2006, 10:00:22 PM »
Okay, admit it.  Who here pays to see bad movies either at the theatre or from a movie rental place for the express purpose of making fun of them with your friends?  Who here buys movies they know are total trash because they know it will make them laugh?

I will admit to all of these things freely.  My friends and I will occasionally go out to Blockbuster for the express purpose of seeking out and renting the worst movie we can possibly find just to make fun of it.  It's not that hard.  The clerks sometimes even help us.  One clerk suggested that the seventh sequel of anything is always a winner.  And we've almost been kicked out of theatres a few times for being so obnoxious.  (Though seriously, who on earth goes to see Megido thinking they're going to see a good movie?)  And yes, I admit, I've knowingly bought movies I know are terrible, like the Robert Englund version of Phantom Of The Opera.  (Which, I believe, contains the first onscreen performance of one Molly Shannon, yes that's right, THAT Molly Shannon.)  So who else does this?  Anyone?  Hello? 

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 04:31:14 AM »
Of course. But only when I was in college and the whole dorm could get in on it. I can't see myself doing this alone...

And we know a certain celebrity/celebrities who made a career out of it.


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 04:50:07 AM »
Oh yeah. If you don't heckle bad movies, the Terrorists win.

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 06:58:47 AM »
Who here pays to see bad movies either at the theatre or from a movie rental place for the express purpose of making fun of them with your friends? 

This is the reason I don't go to the theater anymore.  I pay $9 to listen to some 16-year-olds who can't keep their mouth shut.

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 07:46:33 AM »
Well, not intentionally. We kind of get that way when whatever movie is really starting to get boring-like King Kong. I felt really bad though so we stopped after the ice skating scene.


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 08:13:17 AM »
I certainly do this with movies we rent. It drives my wife nuts!

But lets face it. We all do it in some form or another...if not then we probably wouldn't like MST or RiffTrax.


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 08:18:09 AM »
Okay, admit it.  Who here pays to see bad movies either at the theatre or from a movie rental place for the express purpose of making fun of them with your friends?  Who here buys movies they know are total trash because they know it will make them laugh?

I will admit to all of these things freely.  My friends and I will occasionally go out to Blockbuster for the express purpose of seeking out and renting the worst movie we can possibly find just to make fun of it.  It's not that hard.  The clerks sometimes even help us.  One clerk suggested that the seventh sequel of anything is always a winner.  And we've almost been kicked out of theatres a few times for being so obnoxious.  (Though seriously, who on earth goes to see Megido thinking they're going to see a good movie?)  And yes, I admit, I've knowingly bought movies I know are terrible, like the Robert Englund version of Phantom Of The Opera.  (Which, I believe, contains the first onscreen performance of one Molly Shannon, yes that's right, THAT Molly Shannon.)  So who else does this?  Anyone?  Hello? 
(Crickets chirping.)

I do it all the time at home, natch. And I guess it's okay at college theater showing something like "Plan 9." But it is not okay at a public commercial theater, no matter what's playing, IMO.

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 09:03:12 AM »
Yes, but I try to limit it to rentals and TV movies.  Being obnoxious in public is one of my favorite pasttimes, but getting thrown out of theaters is not.

(Some of my most inspired quips were directed at "I Heart Huckabees" - the first comedy written, produced, performed, and directed  by a group consisting entirely of pretentious, self absorbed philosophy majors.  Perfect riffing material).
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 10:14:33 AM »
Philosophy majors don't exist, they're just a myth like big foot or the loch ness monster.

Actually, I'm an anime fan, and I recently had a discussion with some friends this weekend about how a group of anime fans will either watch a show in complete and utter silence, OR heckle the living shit out of it.  There is no in-between.

An interesting one that came up was this show called Princess Princess.  The basic premise is an all boys school in Japan.  In order to compensate for the lack of females, they take several of the school's boys and dress them up in Japanese fetish outfits.  Just what any hetereosexual men would do in that situation, right?  So that was interesting night of gay and prison sex jokes abound.


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 02:28:33 PM »
Hey, my HS debate coach was a philosophy major!  I met a couple philosophy majors when I was in debate, and they actually WEREN'T assholes (although they're probably the exception rather than the rule).  Out of all the knowledge of Plato, Socrates, Kant, Nietzsche, John Stewart Mills, and every other important philosopher throughout human history, the most common piece of advice I've heard from these philosophy majors is this:

"Rule #1: Don't become a philosophy major."
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2006, 02:31:10 PM »
"Rule #2: Pain don't hurt."


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2006, 02:32:51 PM »
Rule #3 - We do not talk about Fight Club.  This isn't Fight Club or anything, we just don't talk about Fight Club.
Rule #4 - Don't talk about Fight Club.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2006, 08:54:52 PM »
I said "hey Mikey" at the screen whenever Samwise was in danger in all 3 LorR movie and everyone in the cinema was yelling out jokes during Snakes on a Plane.  I also have a habit of laughing at death scenes during the sorts of movies that frown on that sort of thing.

My most audible 'heckle' was more a loud expletive when I walked out of the cinema during Forrest Gump after being dragged there by my family.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2006, 09:51:35 PM »
Please for the love of God heckle in the privacy of your own home. Despite what you and your friends might think your public comments are obnoxious.  >:(
In Hell they play Robin Williams movies on a loop, you will have all the time in the world to heckle  :D

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2006, 06:12:15 AM »
The only public heckling of a movie I've attended was for Batman Forever.  The auditorium was completely packed and it was the scene where Val Kilmer is dressing as Batman for the first time.  There's a close-up shot of the Bat-suit's erect nipples, to which a buddy of mine screams as loud as he could: "Hey! Batman's horny!"

Biggest laugh the film got.