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Muffy Tepperman
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ok you all........I use the Rewind to talk about movies that I love from the 80s because most humans are capable of talking about the Hughes movies or big budget blockbusters of the 80's.....but I come here because it's my guilty pleasure.......you all know and understand my 80s addiction....the thrill.....the hunt.....the love.

Only with you all........can I discuss movies I would be so EMBARASSED [Embarrassed] to admit to anyone else that I love and can't get enough of.

So here is your chance to let it all out and compile your own Top 5 Guilty Pleasure list......now please know you are among friends here and telling people Vicious Lips is in yours is acceptable and understood! [Wink]

You can take some time or spit them out as quick as you can type......

Here's your questions about each one:

1. Why does is it suck? (to the normal public)
2. Why do you keep watching it?
3. Highlight moment?

I'm excited to see everyone's ideas and if you truly choose to reveal yourself??? ehhhh?

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This is tough... I think for a movie to be a guilty pleasure, it has to be widely considered bad. But if the general public think something's bad, I don't really care because their opinion is usually dogma or repetition.

Also... if I like a movie I almost never feel guilty about it even if others think it sucks.

I'll need to see some suggestions from other people to know what kind of movies we're talking about.

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totally because we are different here for sure!

one of mine is going to be.....

Teen Witch

1.It sucks because people laugh at it's cheesiness and it has no big name stars.

2. Why I keep watching it? I can't get enough!!! for me Robin lively is a big star....so is Zelda.....I can't get the songs out of my head I can repeat every line.....Louise's outfits are remarkable....totally cheesy song filled moments and soundtrack.

3. Highlight for me:
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"top that.....top that....I don't really give a uh....about trying to top that" little me would get out my ghetto blaster in the street and try to recreate this....I was so COOL.

Does that help? there really are no restrictions......Dirty Dancing might be a guilty pleasure for one....maybe not for another......this is totally opinion fueled [Big Grin]

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Muffington.. awesome thread..

1. Private School

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1. Why does is it suck? (to the normal public)

Because it is an 80's teen sex comedy with crude humor and goofy situation.. and quite a bit of nudity.  Also, throw in crossdressing to sneak into a girls school and you have the hijinks so many people loathe in this type of film.

2. Why do you keep watching it?

Well, despite all the gratuitous nudity and sexual innuendos there is a cute romantic triangle of 'lust' versus 'love' in play.   Betsy Russell as the girl you 'lust' after and Phoebe Cates as the girl you truly 'love'.  Also, the soundtrack is stellar with "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6, "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, and "Da Da Da" by Trio .

3. Highlight moment

The highlight of "Private School" and many already know what I'm gonna say..  is the awesome aerobics routine choreographed stylishly to the tune "The American Girl" by Rick Springfield.  

I remember waiting with Cindy Mancini like forever for the DVD to be released and when I finally obtained it, I made a few of my friends watch it with me that night. The embarrassment set in right from the start when the opening tune was "You're Breaking My Heart"... one of my friends that is a girl will still bring "Private School" up occasionally. [Embarrassed]

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The Sweet House Of Horrors. It really is awful, one of Fulci's worst films, but I can't help but enjoy it so  -

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2. Hardbodies

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1. Why does is it suck? (to the normal public)

The premise alone can explain why.. 
When three middle-aged and out of touch guys decide to snap up the hottest house on the beach, they're convinced that their new residence is going to be attracting all bikini-clad babes on the beach. But soon.. Hunter (I spill no wine before it's time), Rounder, and Ashby realize that it's going to be a much tougher job than they first thought.

2. Why do you keep watching it?

Because I watched this movie as a teenager through the eyes of Scotty Palmer and thought it was just a fun movie with a beach, girls, parties, and a great band.  

3. Highlight moment

My favorite scenes in "Hardbodies" is actually when they go out on the town in the limo and later end up on the beach.  Fun stuff!

My embarrassment here is that even though I'm a huge fan of Scotty Palmer and the movie.. I remember I was enjoying it late at night as a teenager and suddenly my dad is over my shoulder going .. "Uh .. whatcha watching there?".. and the movie was unfortunately on the photo shoot scene in the bedroom with all the girls wearing less clothing than would seem acceptable.. the even funnier part was that my dad didn't say another word and went back to bed. [Embarrassed]

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By the way Muffs.. my threads will probably answer your questions.

And "Teen Witch" is an excellent choice.. you picked the perfect scene.. when the Breakdancing starts .. the guilty pleasure begins.

It won't be me.. but who's admitting that "Mannequin" is on their list?

Count me in for "Vicious Lips" though!!

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Awesome thread, Muffy! I would probably count Teen Witch with mine too...but besides that one, most of my guilty pleasures fall into the horror genre, I think.

"Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers"
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1. Why People Think It Sucks: People often associate it with the original Sleepaway Camp, which is considered by some to just be another Friday the 13th knockoff (but with a much more disturbing ending). Also, it's very low-budget, has lots of nudity, and two of the lead actresses are siblings of much more famous stars (Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez).

2. Why I Keep Watching: All of the characters are named after brat pack actors, it has some hilariously bad one-liners, and some imaginative death scenes...Plus the nostagia factor of course. It's a bad movie that realizes how bad it is, and just owns it [Smile]

3. Highlight Moment: Love the campfire scene in the beginning when the campers are sharing scary stories.

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Muffy, you definitely picked a great idea for a thread! This kind of topic is so up my alley and I'm glad you posted this for fellow Rewinders. Here's my first choice:

1. Eye of the Tiger

Why it sucks according to the mainstream: I've seen reviewers on IMDb complain about the overuse of the Survivor song that the movie uses the title of, the unoriginal vigilante plot line, and the similarities to shows like The A-Team and MacGyver. Like Logan 5 said, what the mainstream public says about B-movies is usually regurgitated opinions they read from the critics.

Why I enjoy it: Gary Busey! Seriously, he gives a great performance in EOTT as Buck Matthews, a blue-collar Vietnam veteran who lives in a small town and refuses to leave because it's where he grew up and he loves it. His angry speech at the town bingo game is some of the best acting I've seen Busey do, IMHO. Yaphet Kotto also turns in a good performance as Buck's friend J.B. Deveraux and has some funny one-liners, especially when they hit the warpath and fight the biker gang together. Legendary biker movie actor William Smith plays Blade, the leader of the gang who ends up squaring off with Buck in a one-on-one showdown. The end of the fight must be seen to be believed.

Highlight moment: I actually have two. One is the part where Buck lines wire across a street to decapitate a couple bikers. The second is when Buck, disguised as a hospital scrub, goes into a room where a biker is being held and shoves a stick of dynamite up his butt to kill him. What makes this killing hilarious is that Buck smears Vaseline all over the stick before sticking in the biker's rear and then lighting it. The dynamite ends up giving the guy a heart attack.
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My film would be Little shop of horrors
1. It probably sucks to the public cos its a musical
2. I keep watching it cos i love it
3. There is so many good moments i'm a sucker for the music suddenly seymore , down on skidroad and got to say steve martin as the dentist is hilarious plus all the cameos from big stars and cant forget Audrey 2....

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I like Little Shop [Smile] But slightly prefer the 1960 one.
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hmmm..this is a toughie since about at least 65% of the movies I enjoy could in some way or another all be considered "Guilty Pleasures."....But...I'll post some of my favs as they come to me.
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1. UHF (1989)
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1. Why does it suck??..Well, to the general viewer it sucks probably because it's just too cheesy and screwballish. But this movie has gone on to reach cult classic status over time. So, to me, it can hardly be considered a "Guilty Pleasure." But apparently it is still considered to be just that to the general public.

2. Why I keep watching: Well, being a die hard Weird Al fan even before this film's release, it's pretty much a no brainer that I like this movie. Combine that with the brilliantly funny performance of Michael Richards in this movie, and you've got an essential comedy here. Which brings up the question yet again, Can this movie REALLY be bad enough to be considered "Guilty Pleasure?"

3. Highlight moment? Does one even exist in this film? The entire movie is a highlight moment. Especially every moment that Richards is on screen. But if I was forced to choose one at gunpoint...it'd probably have to be the RAMBO parody segment toward the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SW7-8C8kL4


every moment of this scene is just funny as hell to me.

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I´m so guilty that i feel like singing [Smile]

Sue Saad - Guilty Pleasures

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Annie

1. Why does it suck for the "normal" public? Well, it doesn't....if you're a 10 year old girl!!! I'm a 37 year old happily married man....even worse...my wife knows I love it! What was she thinking?!

2. Why I keep watching. Again, one of those movies as a kid I've seen dozens of times, a time of my youth that I didn't worry about what others thought...OK...I still don't really care.

3. Highlight Moment. " It's A Hard Knock Life"....just sayin!

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Kev.. you know that part about 'we are all friends here and you can tell us anything'? Uh .. you just crossed it. ha

That was great!

Some entertaining selections everyone.

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OMG! I love you guys responses!! This was exactly what I was thinking [Big Grin]

and I love explanations....totally!

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1. Why does it suck? it's about Rudy trying to get laid , led by a dead porn actress. Rudy was a totally unknown actor at the time and my vhs copy has seen better days.

2. Why I keep watching? I saw this on USA Up all Night as a teenager and feel in love...it's so campy and funny. How can you not love 80's Dempsey? Kellerman was great. So were the bullies and Mean Gene....Shannon Tweed! Also his buddy Wendy and her transformation awwwww.

3. Highlight Moment: of course the salami!

#3
Little Darlings

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1. Why it bites? It's a little girl movie about trying to lose your virginity at summer camp!

2. Why I keep watching it? Tatum O'neal and Kristy Mcnichol.....complete opposites played so well. That Angel is such a wisecracker....I love her.....honestly you feel for the girls so much towards the end....and the supporting cast were great!

3. highlight? Matt Dillion in his tighty whiteys...such a scene to watch now....almost cringe worthy?

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the young warriors (1983) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6FNHvmp44o


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1. why does it suck? to someone on imdb - it was just pants with big holes in! ,another reviewer said- it was with dark colurs and pretty strange? eh! then went on to say it was 30% enjoyable and 70% torture.

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2. why i keep watching? because i'm a sucker for bad films,only kidding,because it's a classic of its type,what other film do you know where a group of teen vigilante's patrol the street with there pet poodle and there all wearing camoflague clothing ,even the dog!

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3.highlight? 2 come to mind - when the mugger/ rapist steps out of the back of his van and james van patten says- you dirty b*****d and then blows him away,makes me think of jimmy cagney " you dirty rat" [Big Grin] ,plus after getting most of his buddies blown away van patten thinks sod it and detonates a grenade which blows up himself and the rest of his surviving buddies,if that's how he treats his friends i wouldn't want to be his enemy!

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Hmmmmm......I'll have to think awhile on this one!
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Rhinestone

Why does it suck? Well....it's a comedy....with Sylvester Stallone! The man can't act unless he has a gun or a pair of boxing gloves on. And.....there's country music all through it!

Why do I keep watching? Once again, a sentimental attachment via my childhood. I still get a chuckle out of it.

Highlight? When Nick (Stallone) is playing an old organ and singing/yelling in his apartment, which happens to be above a funeral parlor...he didn't know there was a funeral in session....pretty funny.

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On The Right Track

Why does it suck? It doesn't. Just can't seem to figure out why not everyone on the Rewind doesn't own and cherrish this gem! Alas...there is little love for this movie. OK.....it is quite cheesy.....

Why do I keep watching? I loved Different Strokes as a kid...Coleman was a great little actor in his youth...good comedic timing. I've seen this 20 + times as a kid....and still like to watch it at least once a year.

Highlight? A couple scenes with Maureen Stapleton. And...Lisa Eilbacher looks grest in this movie.....I had a big crush.

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@ Pyro - I loved UHF as a teen so I recently bought a copy on dvd and watched it a couple weeks ago....and you are right.... it sucks bad! Can't believe I loved it back in the day! [Eek!]

@ Muffy - Little Darlings is great!

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i can't say that i am really embarrassed to like these movies but i can see how other people probably wouldn't watch them as much as me [Smile] .

#1. Staying Alive

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sequel to Saturday Night Fever, which i like but i love Staying Alive way more haha. a total dance flick loaded with music by the Bee Gees..i love my dance movies..

1. Why does is it suck? (to the normal public)

i think the main reason would be, that people like the rawness of SNF and thought this one was cheesy?

2. Why do you keep watching it?

love the soundtrack, and seeing a rivalry being settled through dancing...it's supposed to be serious and dramatic.. haha..so 80s.

3. Highlight moment?

honestly? watching John Travolta walk...sorry, "strut" at the end of the movie. [Razz] [Wink] [Big Grin] [Cool] [Embarrassed]

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lol..i think the Ronster just made things easier for me. STAYING ALIVE is certainly a "Guilty Pleasure" of mine. And worry not Ronnie, you're not alone. I too enjoy STAYING ALIVE more than it's predecessor. I guess we're a weird minority huh?..I like it because I think the soundtracks way cooler and the actual dancing is more awesome Not to mention the great chemistry Travolta & Rhodes share in this movie. I couldv'e lived without seeing Travolta flailing about like a madman in a loincloth though.

So anyway, very nice pick Ronnie and this is one i'm backing you up all the way on. So everyone, consider STAYING ALIVE my number 2 pick.

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3. COBRA (1986):
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1. Why does it suck?: To the general viewer..it's nothing more than another stereotypical actiion flick..stock full of bad acting, even worse one liners, and Bridgette Neilsen...AHHHHH!!

Why I keep watching?: Pretty much for all the same reasons I mentioned above. I love this stereo-typical action flick. I love the bad acting. I love the cheesy one-liners..OK..the only thing I don't love so much is Bridgitte Nielsen. Everything else is gold.

3. Highlight Scene?: Easily the ending...there's lots of fire....FIIIRREEEE! And the way Stallone disposes of the bad guy is just awesome [Cool]

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