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Interesting HBO Weekend

In my hotel room this weekend, I somehow ended up watching a mini-festival of bad movies featuring Batman & Robin and Sliver.
Wow! They were as bad as I remember. Maybe worse!

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9 Responses to “Interesting HBO Weekend”

  1. Eddie says:

    Batman & Robin manages to get worse with every single viewing. It

  2. Joe Leydon says:

    Fortunately, I often have just the opposite reaction when I surf HBO in a hotel room. I remember one night a couple years back when I randomly turned on the TV while waiting for room service. Steven Soderbergh’s “The Limey” was just about to start. I figured I’d watch the first few minutes until my food arived. After three minutes, however, I was hooked all over again. In fact, I almost resented having to open the door for the bellman who brought my food — I wanted to remain immersed in the movie. Yes, you guessed it: I reamined transfixed until the closing credits.

  3. Josh Massey says:

    Today, I flipped to the cable channels to find “Free Willy 3: The Rescue,” “Son of the Mask” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5.”
    Of course, I just turned the TV off.

  4. brack says:

    Batman & Robin is the only movie I truly wanted to walk out of.
    At least Sliver has that UB40 cover of “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.”

  5. Maskatron says:

    Sharon Stone was originally supposed to have the Gina Gershon role in Showgirls. While I think GG was perfect in that role, sometimes I can’t help but think how much more hilarious the movie would have been with Ms. Stone.

  6. palmtree says:

    Last week on SNL weekend update, they reported that Da Vinci Code was receiving boos and heckling. At which point, Sharon Stone (with Amy Poehler’s dead-on airhead Stone impersonation) went before the crowd and said, “Am I in this?”

  7. Jimmy the Gent says:

    Has anyone listened to Schummacher’s commentary on Batman & Robin? It might be one of the best in the last five years. He comes clean and admits the movie went wrong from the start. Having said all that, I do think O’Donnell and Schwarzenegger come out the best. O’Donnell displays a certain amount of anger that’s pretty interesting. Arnold plays the role as required and does in the best tradition of the ’60s TV show.
    Sliver is just bad. It’s not even good-bad. Who’d of thought NOyce would bounce back with the one-two punch of Quiet American and Rabbit-Proof Fence.
    The main reason Sliver doesn’t work is that there’s no tension between Stone and Tom Berenger. Why make his character impotent? What possible sexual tension can com e from that. The sex scenes aren’t very sexy. They can’t hold a candle to the ones from Basic Instinct–released just a year before. The only actress who looks she’s having any fun is Colleen Camp as Stone’s sex-crazed colleague. Robert Evans can’t catch a break.

  8. Chucky in Jersey says:

    The UB40 song in “Sliver” is the Elvis standard “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

  9. brack says:

    ^^ right, I simply forgot to say “of Elvis'”

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