Guiltiest of the Guilty Pleasure Movies


Waldorf: Do we have time to go to the bathroom before the next show?
Statler: We can’t, you old fool! We’re bolted to the seats!

from The Muppet Show

These movies are terrible, I tell ya!

I blame two things for this crazy idea. One is the annual EduClaytion March Movie Madness tournament, in which I annually get my ass kicked in the first round the way Southwest Missouri might playing Kentucky. The other, of course, is my enduring love of Ed Wood and Mystery Science 3000-style cheesy movies. I’m not talking merely average or passable movies. These are the cheesy ones; the ones from which the odor of Limburger is palpable. They’re also the kinds of movies I can watch whenever I’ve had a bad day at work, a nasty cold, or a fight with my family. In short, they’re guilty pleasures. The Whitman chocolate samplers of filmdom.

“So what?” you ask. “Practically everybody has a favorite cheesy movie.” That’s where you, the readers, come in to this one.

Do I sense some cheesy movies in here?

I want your guilty pleasure movies. And there’s something in it for you. Something, if I don’t say so myself, is particularly awesome.

How I hope this will work:

1. Nominate your favorite cheesy/guilty pleasure movie in the comments using 140 characters or less (Twitter-style)

2. I will narrow the field to 10 finalists after a week’s time (April 16) and allow readers to vote on the finalists via a poll.

3. The winner will get a special feature/retro review and snarky commentary of his or her movie here at P&Q and…drumroll please…their choice of a personalized, autographed photo OR a Reg Barclay Star Trek action figure from our site mascot, H.M. Murdock (aka Dwight Schultz, whom I’ll be meeting in person at a convention next month.) How cool is that?

This should be fun for all you movie buffs out there. There’s really no rules other than that. Any movie, from the obscure to the mainstream, can be nominated. However, only one nomination per blogger, so choose your contender carefully.

There can be only one

So, who’s it going to be? Howard the Duck? The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Gigli? The Last Dragon? Don’t apologize for loving the cheese! Embrace it and you just might win that prize!

Note to my readers: I will be taking a much-needed vacation starting Sunday. I’ll be back on Wednesday and will have the results of 11 Questions at that time. Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those who celebrate. The site will be in Murdock’s capable hands while I’m gone…at least I think it will.

Gone Fishin'

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on April 5, 2012.

16 Responses to “Guiltiest of the Guilty Pleasure Movies”

  1. SUPER INFRAMAN!!! Cheesy tokusatsu…from China!

  2. Pretty Woman – the story of Cinderella as prostitute. #cheesy with #syrup

  3. I nominate Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. There’s singing, there’s blogging, there’s love. And there’s Neil Patrick Harris. What’s not to like?

  4. Risky Business is the first to pop into my head. It put Tom Cruise on the map as he slid into the living room with his whitey tighties and stocking feet, but it was his Ray-Ban Wayfarers that stole the show.

  5. Reblogged this on Common Sense and commented:
    Very funny!

  6. I’d have to go with “Conan the Barbarian.” When I watch it, my inner film critic joins in chorus with the lamentations of the women. So bad it’s almost good.

  7. You’ve been search bombed!

  8. Battle Beyond the Stars starring Richard Thomas, John Saxon, Robert Vaughn aaaaand George Peppard!

  9. Nope not getting involved.

    Have a great holiday and a great vacation!
    Looking forward to new pictures of the mascot!

  10. […] And Quartered Your one-stop-shop for geeky surrealism « Guiltiest of the Guilty Pleasure Movies P&Q’s Week In Review Part Deux! April 7, 2012 It’s like deja vu all over […]

  11. Repo: The Genetic Opera. Rock opera, tons of gore, Paris Hilton embarrassing herself into multiple Razzies and Giles as a serial killer.

  12. the new Charlie’s Angels with Barrymore, Lu, & Diaz. Girls in basically no clothes kicking ass with corny one-liners . . . I just can’t help myself.

  13. […] forget: still a few days left to nominate your favorite cheesy movie for Guilty Pleasures! I know this one’s gonna be a hoot, so don’t delay. Hitchhikin' […]

  14. […] promise I do have more good stuff cookin’ for this summer: the start of the voting in Guilty Pleasures, some awesome new contests, retro reviews, and more! (We might have a few minor celebrity guests […]

  15. […] a week ago I posted out a call for everybody’s favorite Guilty Pleasure movies. We have a great field of eight movies plus one extra on which to […]

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