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The Superbabies Fallout: Choose Your Own Adventure

I visited my Netflix queue this morning to see what I could expect in the mail as my replacement for the ill-fated Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. And I was treated to their ratings reminder as soon as I got to the page. “Rate Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 to see what OTHER movies you might like”. It dawned on me that this was like those old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.

Here’s what Netflix says if I rate it one star (which is accurate, of course): Continue reading

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Don’t Watch It, John! Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

I’m introducing a new series here at TDYLF called “Don’t watch it, John!”. The idea is to find cinema that’s so rotten, so foul, so incredibly fetid that no other human being would dare recommend it to another human being. Obviously, this leaves a lot of room for interpretation. This time, for the debut, I’m going to start at the top. Or the bottom, as the case may be- the bottom of the IMDb Bottom 100 list, which brings me to today’s feature… Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004).

So why on earth would I watch this stuff? I like to think of myself much like Colonel Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men. We live in a world that has horrible movies, and those horrible movies have to be kept from potential viewers. Who’s gonna do it? You? You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That someone watching Superbabies, while tragic, probably saves lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall, protecting you from the cinematic horrors of the world. Continue reading

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Illustrating the Critical Failure of Season of the Witch

Nicolas Cage’s latest movie, Season of the Witch, hit theaters this week. It was greeted by a resounding critical response. That response? “This is a humongous pile of feces”.

In the interest of full disclosure here, I haven’t seen the movie. I might not ever see the movie. For all I know, it might actually be a decent movie. But, boy howdy… the critics sure don’t think so. As of right now, it’s coming in at 1% on Rotten Tomatoes. That means that 1 out of every 100 reviewers gave it a positive review, while the other 99 folks called it a stinker. Even the one positive review wasn’t particularly kind to it. Here’s what Tom Huddleston of Time Out said. Keep in mind, this is the positive review:

It’s creaky, predictable and frequently idiotic. But for a tipsy Saturday night, this should tick all the right boxes.

“Creaky, predictable, and frequently idiotic”. With friends like this, right Nic? Just how bad is a 1% on Rotten Tomatoes? What kind of company is this movie keeping in the RT slums? Here’s a list of some notoriously craptastic movies and how they’ve fared on Rotten Tomatoes: Continue reading

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