Help us review our latest picture! We want to know what you enjoyed most about Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. And by "enjoy" we definitely do not mean "was the highest quality part of the film," but more like "what most nearly made you spit out your drink from surprise and spluttering laughter." Vote below!
Kurt Thomas won a gold medal for gymnastics in the 1978 olympics. He nearly won a slightly less prestigious award for his Gymkata portrayal of Jonathan Cabot -- the United States secret operative in charge of securing land and air space for the US in the tiny country of Parmistan. How, you ask? By developing the brand-new art of Gymkata, a combination of gymnastics and karate, and conquering the savage obstacle course held in Parmistan to win any request he wishes.
Gymkata has something for everybody. There is romance, a princess with a very interesting background, a bunch of ninjas, gymnastic apparatus fight scenes, what looks like Mel Brooks as the ruler of a foreign country, a soundtrack sure to stick in your head for life, and all manner of surprises from under-cover agents to character reveals to one very special two-faced double identity. But in the end it all concludes... not really neatly, but it concludes and everyone will be glad they witnessed the birth of this new battle skill, trust us. Or better yet, just watch the trailer.
Join us for a free screening on Friday, September 14th. Details are on our events page!
On August 10th, we are bringing you the rare cinematic gem, Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. Abraham Lincoln was a great man, president and (we know now) vampire hunter, but even Lincoln cannot top Jesus.
The basic premise of the movie is this. A gang of lesbian vampires is taking over a town in Canada and Jesus, along with his pals Mary Magnum and mexican wrestling star Santos, must try to stop them!
Come join us for all the movie mayhem!
Just wanted to say THANKS to all the people who came out to our first event last night. Troll 2 never disappoints, and we couldn't be happier with our first event.
Pictures from last night are here!
Our second event is now on our Events page, but we will talk more about that later. For now, we just wanted to say that we hope you had a great time, because we sure did.
We are finally ready to launch our first event!
Wasted Cinema will be showing the terrifically bad Troll 2 at Legends in NYC on July 13th.
We can't wait to show you what we are all about. Check out the event page for more info, and RSVP at our Facebook page.
We here at Wasted Cinema love bad movies. Really bad movies.
We're not talking about the most recent boardgame-turned-blockbuster flop or anything that features Adam Sandler cross-dressing to play his own sister. We're not talking about Twilight or anything by the spoof team behind Meet the Spartans either, although they may be universally hated.
What we're talking about are the movies that shoot right past the line separating bad from good and enter a whole 'nother dimension of movie-watching. Movies that miss the mark in nearly every conceivable way, despite the presence of an actual film crew, a script, and some sort of budget. Movies that make you wonder if maybe the whole thing was an elaborate practical joke.
Whether it's atrocious acting, laughable CGI, or ridiculous stereotypes that make us embarrassed to share a common language with the movie makers, these are the type of bad movies that stay with you. Their ultimate failure has a certain charm that makes them both endearing and oddly enjoyable.
And like most things in life, it's even more enjoyable when accompanied by drinks and friends. That's what Wasted Cinema is all about. Getting together with friends, cracking open a few beers, and laughing at the absurdity on screen. This idea was born when two friends sat down to watch Hobo With a Shotgun and drank every time they heard a shotgun pump. This quickly spread into weekly Shitty Movie Drinking Game Nights, a get-together that grew and grew as the movies got shittier and shittier.
To truly interact with what's going on in the movie, we pre-select moments and events that will act as a cue to take a drink. The moments could be as general as taking a sip during excessive cursing or gunfire, or as specific as doing a shot whenever a giant snowman has shower sex with Shannon Elizabeth (which happened in a little movie called Jack Frost). Every week, the toastworthy moments got better and the movies got worse. It soon became clear that this was an idea that begged to be brought to the masses.
And what better place to do it than in New York, a city that appreciates so-bad-it's-good better than most places. So welcome, and keep an eye out for upcoming events. Movies will range from cult classics like Troll 2 to relatively unheard-of cinematic disasters like Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. (You can find more examples on the Movies page.) You might not be able to believe that these movies exist, but you'll raise your glass to whoever the hell created them.
At Wasted Cinema™, we believe in celebrating watching bad movies with good friends.
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