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Very Bad Films: “Eegah”


Eegah is one of those rare existential movies that comes but once in a lifetime. Long criticized for its inept amateurishness, Eegah, when viewed in the new millennium with an open mind, is really an avant-garde classic – a film that defies all convention. The minute the hand-drawn credits hit the screen, you know you’re in for a unique experience. Filmed in Bronson Canyon, the same desert where “Robot Monster” was filmed. Eegah’s cavern is Ro-Man’s headquarters seen from a different angle!

Produced and directed by Arch Hall, Sr. under the pseudonym Nicholas Merriwether and starring his son, the one and only Arch Hall, Jr., who (despite taking shots on the chin from critics for his acting abilities) creates the ultimate smarmy, baby-faced rock & roll hero. He keeps singing to a girl named Valerie, even though there’s no Valerie in the movie. Very irritating…

How They’d Make the Trailer for “2002: A Space Odyssey” Today

Spot on:

Imagine 2001: A Space Odyssey redone as a bombastic 3-D Hollywood hell-raiser, directed by Michael Bay.

A new parody trailer, put together by mashup maestro ChugsTheMonkey for Film School Rejects, does just that, envisioning what Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 masterpiece would have looked like as an action movie, with a pumping, beat-heavy soundtrack and ultra-fast cuts for the short-attention-span generation.

Air New Zealand’s Hobbit-themed 777s

Put your baggin’s in the overhead bin?

Hobbits are taking to the skies once again, but instead of riding giant eagles, this time they are flying Air New Zealand.

The airline has cut a two-year deal with film studios New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to promote the two upcoming movies, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

Passengers to and from the United Kingdom and North America will get to fly on two film-branded Boeing 777 aircraft and watch a special edition of the in-flight safety video, both made with the help of Weta workshop.

Not as fun as it sounded at first, huh? We pictured redecorated planes with round doors, cozy wooden interiors, fireplaces, second breakfasts, filght attendants with pints of ale and bare, hairy feet…