Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

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Harper Collins, Jan 19, 2010 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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"Michael Adams's book is great fun! No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" —John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers

In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies, film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year-long odyssey to discover the worst movie ever made, which Mystery Science Theater 3000 star, writer, and director Kevin Murphy calls "disturbingly comprehensive, joyously critical, and the best of its kind." From all-time cult classics such as Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space to new entries to the pantheon such as Gigli and Baby Geniuses, no genre, star, or director is safe from Adams’s acerbic wit and hilarious observations. In the vein of A.J. Jacobs’s New York Times bestselling book The Know-It-All, and with the snarky sarcasm of television’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Soup, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies leaves no stone unturned. With a foreword by cult director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead).

 

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Review: Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

it was ok. not great. you'd think after spending a year watching and rating hundreds of bad movies that he would have compiled a list for referencing all these films. but nope. nothing. that's a huge ... Read full review

Review: Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

User Review  - Indu - Goodreads

I had hopes for this book. I liked it's tone and I totally related to the task Michael Adams set out to do. But I couldn't get beyond 'March' chapter mainly because I hadn't any sense of the movies he ... Read full review

Contents

JANUARY
9
FEBRUARY
37
MARCH
59
APRIL
86
MAW
116
JUNE
136
JULY
154
AUGUST
178
SEPTEMBER
197
00TOBER
225
NOWEMBER
250
DECEMBER
271
00TOBER 2009
312
DELETED SCENES
321
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
331
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Michael Adams is the reviews editor of the Australian edition of Empire magazine and a contributor to Men's Style, Rolling Stone, and RottenTomatoes.com. He also writes the "Bad Movies We Love" column for Movieline.com and the "Schlock & Awe" column for TheWrap.com. He lives in Sydney. Those who saw his cameo as "Stoned Hippy" in the Z-grade classic Bloodlust won't be looking forward to his zombie "acting" in Survival of the Dead.

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