APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 3

For the third day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, it’s all about failure.

April 3: Failure at launch — A big movie debut ruined by the reality that no one wants to see that actor, actress or director.

All April long, we’ll have thirty themes as writing prompts. If you’d like to be part of it, you can just send us an article for that day to bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com or post it on your site and share it out with the hashtag #BSAprilMovieThon.

Here are some films that we can recommend to watch today:

Showgirls (1995): As much as I love this movie, I’m not certain that audiences were ready for Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley to debut on screen as the nearly berserk Nomi Malone. Time has been kinder to this film than critics were.

From Justin to Kelly (2003): Made in just two weeks, this American Idol cash-in featured Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini in a movie that tried to bring back the fun of beach films. Can a spring break movie have no sex? It can when it’s this one.

Hercules In New York (1970): Whatever happened to the star of this movie, Arnold “Mr. Universe” Strong? Even the greatest action star ever — Arnold Schwarzenegger — had to start somewhere. Sadly, it was here.

What are you watching today?

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