Dark Room Productions and Back Alley Comedy Present:
The sounds of laughter return to Wednesday nights here at the Dark Room with the Tabernacle. Every week on Wednesday night at 8PM, Matt Lieb, Torio Van Grol, and Steve Post host the Mission's newest stand up comedy show, all for a measly Five bucks!
In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, except you can't tell which ones are the robots. - David Manning
Cinema is our culture's dominant art form.
It holds up a mirror to who we are.
It reflects our society, our dreams, our hopes, our fears.
Our films are how future generations are going to judge us.
Unfortunately, most of them suck.
Seriously, though - ever notice how you can't walk down the street or open a magazine or stand in line at a store or simply exist without ads for some dumbass multi-zillion dollar movie about a talking kangaroo
being shoved down your throat?
And then they expect you to pay fifteen dollars to see it in some googolplex, and after sitting through a half hour of commercials? Or watch it on DVD and have to sit through even more commercials and anti-piracy ads that you can't skip past? Doesn't it all just piss you off?
If so - or if you just like to have a good time - then Bad Movie Night is for you.
Laugh with the hosts riffing on the movie. Yell your own comments. Try to figure out what the hell "Skull Films!" means. Help yourself to the free popcorn. Enjoy the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice purchased from the store across the street. Don't worry if the guy behind the counter glares at you. He does that to everyone.
Best of all, only pay six measly bucks (and ninety-nine measly cents).
On March 27, 2005, Jim Fourniadis and Ty McKenzie unleashed Bad Movie Night on an unsuspecting world.
Damn. Ten years of bad movies on Sunday nights. That's, like, five hundred and twenty-ish weeks of copyright violation love.
No one thought it would last. Some of you were hoping it wouldn't. You know who you are.
One former Dark Room regular actively boycotts Bad Movie Night, claiming it "just makes us all that much more stupid." To that, we say...um...er...your mom!
Someone else allegedly said that we should be burned down for making fun of It's a Wonderful Life, as we do every December.
But the scorn fueled us, like tiger blood fuels Charlie Sheen. (Topical!) (At least, it would have been in 2011!)
But, again, it's ten years and over 500 Sundays. So this will be our final show, thus freeing our Sundays back up. (The Simpsons doesn't still suck, does it? It's gotten better since 2005, right?)
In honor of the hatershello, haters!at 6pm we'll once again showi the flick that started things off in those sepia-toned days of the mid-Aughts: the 1984 paramilitary
fantasy Red Dawn, in which multicultural Commies take over the USA. Or at least a budget-friendly midwestern town.
And then, at 8pm (or more like 9, but who's counting?), we'll top off our ten-year run with the 2012 remake of Red Dawn, in which the Chinese army invade America -- at least, until the they were changed in post-production to North Korea for fear of offending China. (USA! USA! USA!)
Come on down and take over The Dark Room as we celebrate ten years of Bad Movie Night
making the world stupid for everyone. Especially your mom.
SHOW BEGINS AT 6PM, BITCHES.
6pm: Red Dawn (1984)
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, and Tim Kay
8pm: Red Dawn (2012)
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, and Alexia Staniotes