For the twenty-second day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, let’s talk about movies some stars would like to forget.
April 23: Embarrassment — What movies do actors or directors not put on their list of credits? Let’s dish.
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Here are some movies to watch:
Catwoman (2004): When Hallie Barry accepted her Razzie for this bomb, she had a great speech prepared: “You know, I’ve got so many people to thank, because you don’t win a Razzie without a lot of help from a lot of people…First of all, I want to thank Warner Bros. Thank you for putting me in a piece of shit, god-awful movie. You know, it was just what my career needed, you know? I was at the top, and then Catwoman just plummeted me to the bottom.”
She would later remark, “”While it ’failed’ to most people, it wasn’t a failure for me. Because guess what? I met so many interesting people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise, I got to learn two forms of martial arts and I got to learn what not to do, and learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do. I got a shitload of money that changed my life.”
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995): This movie seemed like it was never coming out and that’s because stars Matthew McConaughey wanted it to go away. As for Renée Zellweger, she would remember the movie by saying, “It was ridiculous. How we pulled that off, I have no idea. I’m sure none of it was lega. But what an experience. It was kamikaze filmmaking.”
Red Sonja (1985): When asked about this movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “It’s the worst film I have ever made. Now I tell my kids that, if they get out of line, they’ll be forced to watch Red Sonja ten times in a row. It must be working, because I’ve never had much trouble with any of them.”
Arnold refused to play Conan in this movie, worried about destroying the franchise. Instead, he plays Lord Kalidor, who many fans have retconned as Conan using one of his traveling names.
What are you watching?