11 March 2007

The Bad Film Club

A new film club in Britain, led by two comedians, enables movie-watchers to hurl invective at awful movies without fear of annoying fellow attendees - because that's the whole point of the Bad Film Club:
The comedian Phil Nichol leads the assault before an enthusiastic crowd at the Ritzy in Brixton, offering front-row prompts that quickly have the audience joining in.  "It's payback," one smiling viewer says afterwards, "for all those films that treat the audience like morons".
I ask [club co-creator] Joe about the best audience contribution they have had.  "It was during Jaws 4 in Winchester," he says.  "There's a bit at the end where the shark explodes and the camera cuts to Michael Caine, and someone yelled out, "You're only supposed to blow the bloody jaws off".
If you don't get that joke, you're reading the wrong article.

For more info, check out the club's website.
- Norman Miller, 'As bad as it gets', Sunday Times, 11 March 2007 

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