The Thing (1982)

When you think of yourself as a hero in some fantasy, what does it involve? Do you save a lot of people? Do you get the girl or the guy? When you are playing out these scenarios, do you ever sacrifice yourself? This a question that The Thing asks fantastically. This is one of my favorite movies because it handles a horror movie in such an awesome way. The monster is almost an afterthought. The real suspense is do you attempt to save yourself or not? If to save humanity you had to sacrifice yourself, could you do it? Would you?

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Redeeming Mute (2018)

Have you ever watched a movie and thought to yourself “this was good, but it wasn’t great”? Well that’s how Mute felt. Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard were great, but Justin Theroux was on another level. I like him and have always felt he was a good actor, but he blew me away in this role. His performance was definitely not Mute…I’ll see myself out.

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Redeeming Sharknado 2: The Second One

Sharknado 2. An obvious cash grab due to the success of the first one. So we get The Second One. Not a bad movie per se, if you liked the first one then you’ll like this one too. Ian Ziering delivers a fantastic performance again and Tara Reid is there too. Wil Wheaton shows up in a cameo performance that was setup as a wonderful joke in The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 23, The Gorilla Dissolution. If you like campy movies there are far worse than this.

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Special 90th Annual Academy Awards Episode

Special 90th Annual Academy Awards Episode. I’ll cover all 9 nominations and why I felt like there was one left out. Who do you think will win Best Picture? Let me know on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or you can e-mail me RedeemingBadMovies@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Redeeming The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris. A lot of potential that didn’t amount to much. That is pretty much what this movie is. Spencer Stone is the only one of the three who even looks like he wants to be there! The real people of the story, I can forgive their acting. Clint Eastwood is known as a director who doesn’t do a lot of takes. Combine that with the fact that these guys have never acted before and you have a recipe for what was on screen. But the other actors, the professionals, where was their acting? It often times felt nonexistent. Some of that can be laid at the feet of the screenwriter, but those actors need to bring it. Especially considering how ambitious this project was.

Sadly, they did not bring it and it showed. Watch the movie if you have Moviepass or just wait for it to come out on Redbox.

If you agreed, or disagreed, let me know. You can catch me on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or on Facebook. You can e-mail me at RedeemingBadMovies@gmail.com.

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Samson (2018)

Samson (2018)

Was this movie worth seeing at the Theater? That is what I hope to tackle in this episode of Redeeming Bad Movies. I wanted to kind of switch up how I was doing these episodes, and one of the ways I want to try is to put out more episodes that aren’t as long and really tackle the burning question…Is this movie worth paying money to see?

Now, having asked that question, is Samson worth seeing at the Theater? The short answer is…wait for it…no. Womp womp. It is not a bad movie, but there are better movies to go watch ***cough*** Black Panther ***cough***.  Is this movie suited for a Redbox rent? Most definitely! Taylor James (poor man’s Taylor Lautner) is the title character and he’s not half bad. He’s certainly not great, but he’s not horrible either. I’m imagining in my head that you’ve only paid a little over a dollar to see this so for that amount of money this movie has value. Bottom line, watch it when it comes out on Blu-Ray.

If there is a movie you’d like to here an episode on, you can let me know at redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. You can also hit me up on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies.

Redeeming Rollerball (2002)

Redeeming Rollerball (2002)

This movie was directed by John McTiernan, but you wouldn’t know it by watching it. His directing credits include classics, such as Predator, Die Hard, and The Hunt for Red October. But why this movie is bad is not the most interesting part of this story. The most interesting part of this story is why hasn’t he directed a movie since 2003? We’ll get into that in Redeeming Rollerball!

As promised, the link to the Ghost Recon Red Dot trailer!

Redeeming Street Fighter (1994)

Redeeming Street Fighter (1994)

This movie proves that video games can make money in Hollywood! Jean-Claude Van Damme in his heyday along with the fantastic Raul Julia in his final performance. Why did critics go after this movie and why didn’t fans verbally defend it. Ultimately fans did defend it by actually going to see it. It was profitable and caused Hollywood to start churning out movies based on other video games. They gave up and now Uwe Boll does it and it is not quite as good.

Redeeming Junior (1994)

Junior (1994) IMDB Rating: 4.6

Why did Junior get such a bad rap? Did people not have confidence that Arnold could carry a comedy? Did it have too much competition at the box office? Did viewers not notice Christopher Meloni? Let’s Redeem Junior! If you have a movie that you want to see #Redeemed, let me know on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or Facebook or contact me at redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. You can see the latest video upload on YouTube by clicking here.

Redeeming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) IMDB Rating: 4.3

Why is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance rated almost a full point below is predecessor? For that matter, why is the first Ghost Rider rated so low at a 5.2? Tonight we take a look at Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and offer up some scenes and behind the scenes that may be cause for a little higher rating. By the way, this movie has Nic Cage in it.  That should be worth more than 4.3 right? The man makes movies and gives 100%, 100% of the time! If you like what you hear, go ahead and subscribe by clicking here. And if you want to follow along on Facebook and Twitter, just give those words a click and it will take you right on over! Music featured in the podcast is from the opening titles in the movie and it is by Dave Sardy.

Redeeming Gigli (2003)

Gigli (2003) IMDB Rating: 2.4

Today we take a look at Gigli (2003) and try and find out why it is rated so low. “Bennifer”, as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were known, was in full swing and the public was a little tired of hearing about them. This most likely contributed to the box office bomb, but it was only compounded by executives getting involved and forcing director Martin Brest to change it to a romantic comedy to try and capitalize on the romance of the two stars. Subscribe to the podcast by clicking here. Follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. Music in the podcast is from the opening title of Gigli and it is by John Powell.

Free for All Friday – August 11, 2017

Join me, Ronnie Obenhaus, as I present a special birthday episode of Redeeming Bad Movies. I wanted to do a free for all where we could talk about anything, and that’s what I did. Don’t worry, this won’t be the norm. It will either be a one off or maybe a once a month thing. It just depends on how it is received. So, let me know what you thought! You can hit me up on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies or e-mail RedeemingBadMovies@gmail.com. You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.

Redeeming Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015) IMDB Rating: 4.3

Redeeming Fantastic Four. Join me, Ronnie Obenhaus, as I seek to redeem bad movies and raise them from obscurity to mediocrity! Subscribe by clicking here or follow me on Twitter @RedeemBadMovies. Music featured in the podcast is from the opening titles and it is by Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass.

Redeeming Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles was the final movie in the Crocodile Dundee trilogy. Join me, as we try and find out why this movie was received so poorly. Let’s try to find the Good in the Bad. Make sure to follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.The audio featured in the podcast is the “that’s not a knife” scene from the first Crocodile Dundee and the music at the end of podcast is featured in the movie and is the song Down Under by Men at Work.

Redeeming Sharknado (2013)

Sharknado (2013) IMDB Rating: 3.3

This movie definitely deserved higher than a 3.3. This was a fun movie that gave us entertainment for an hour and a half. For some movies, that is their goal. And I feel like this movie succeeded in that goal.

Make sure to follow me @RedeemBadMovies or drop me a line at redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. The music at the beginning of the podcast is from the opening titles and is by Ramin Kousha.

Redeeming Supergirl (1984)

Supergirl (1983) IMDB Rating: 4.3

Join me as I redeem Supergirl. Why in the world it received a rating as low as 4.3? It is at least a solid 4.9, maybe even a 5.0. If you’ve seen it, perhaps you loved the banter between Selena and Bianca as much as I did. Join me as I try to find the Good in the Bad. Let me know if you agree or disagree by writing in to redeemingbadmovies@gmail.com. You can follow me on twitter @RedeemBadMovies. The music at the beginning of the podcast is from the main title and is by Jerry Goldsmith.

Redeeming Superman III (1983)

Superman III (1983) IMDB Rating: 4.9

Join me as I redeem Superman III. This movie was great back when I first saw it! Computers were brand new, we didn’t know what they were capable of. That is why when Webster’s sister becomes the computer villain, it was scary. But old Supes was able to overcome. This movie featured a lot more humor than the first two and it actually had a villain that would have been worth the Lex Luthor name, but his name wasn’t Luthor. It was Webster! Sit back and relax and listen while I try and find the Good in the Bad. Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter @RedeemBadMovies. The music at the beginning of the podcast is from the main title and it is by John Williams.