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Boredom plus OnDemand could equal a really bad decision

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I made a terrible movie decision last night, and I'm hoping that I can provide a Public Service Announcement to the fine folks here at SportsJournalists.com.

    After The Office marathon, I was bored. Over a thousand channels, and nothing was on. I don't watch drafts, so the NBA's selection shindig on ESPN was out. I despise bad baseball, so there was no chance I would observe the Yankees-Orioles game. My television was a vast wasteland of nothing and filler.

    So, I started flipping around. And I came across to OnDemand, where the featured film was "Epic Movie." Now, I like slapstick comedy. And even though the flick seemed to be as amusing as a rectal exam, I decided to order it.

    Did I ever screw up.

    I did not laugh once, to say nothing of smiling. And I tried, really, to enjoy it. There was just nothing to laugh at. The gags were forced. The one-liners caused me to drop my head and shake it back-and-forth, a mix of exasperation, frustration, resignation and disgust.

    After an hour and fifteen minutes, I gave up, settling for Seinfeld and back-to-back episodes of Scrubs, starring the beguiling Sarah Chalke. Oh, lovely Sarah Chalke, how I love thee so.

    I digress.

    I just wanted to say that I wasted money on a comedic movie that wasn't funny. And if any SJers are ever in the same boat I was in last night, do not order Epic Movie.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You dont jump right into the deep end.
    Start with the movie channels on-demand first -- HBO, Showtime, Starz...
    Then and only then if you find something you can't watch, then hit the PPV...
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Damn. I'll have to tell the Mrs. that tonight's plans are changed.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Epic Movie was so awful, it made Dukes of Hazzard look like Schindler's List.
  5. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    This news will break her heart. We were so looking forward to tonight.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Date Movie was OK.. not another teen movie was a flippin riot -- especially with the Molly Ringwald bit...
  7. Should have read the worst movie thread a few days ago, HB ...

    I would have ordered it the other night had posters not pointed out that it was much worse than Date Movie - which I also despised. I will admit I was thinking about ordering it again tonight until I saw this thread (there is nothing on - FU HBO.)
  8. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Date Movie wasn't that bad and had a few good laughs.

    Epic Movie=worst. movie. ever.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    No, "How Bad Can It Get?" with Leguizamo and DeVito is the worst movie ever, with "Love, Actually" a close 2nd. And this from someone who rarely pans a movie.
  10. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    You must have misspelled "Keeping the Faith."
  11. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Surely there was an adult feature that would've suited you better. ;D
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    If he's that hot for Sarah Chalke, he missed a golden opportunity. There was something called "Why I wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" on Lifetime Movie Network last night. I'm sure the movie itself was every bit as uplifiting as the title indicates.
    I don't know, I didn't stick around.
    But I did flip through the channels just in time to see the lovely Ms. Chalke getting busy for 30 seconds of bra-clad, Lifetime Channel softcore. Veeeerrry nice ;D
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