If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Oh well, they can't all be THOR or X-MEN: First Class.
Now that we're in the middle of the summer movie season it's time to take stock of what we've seen so far and make predictions on what's coming around the corner. What were all the great summer movies of the past that turned out to be not so great?
This week the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen will be joined by none other than MARY JO PEHL, one of the writers on Mystery Science Theatre From 1992 to 1996.
Over the years, Mary Jo also played bit parts, including a space mom, an overly-friendly neighbor, a white trash party girl, and Jan-In-The-Pan, a head without a body. She also voiced Shelly the Nanite and Magic Voice. Later, she was featured as Pearl Forrester, the evil nemesis. Mystery Science Theater was nominated for two Emmy awards and won the coveted Peabody award.
We're kicking this episode off early this week so if you've got questions for us or Mary Jo start firing them off now!
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Dear LEOG and Mary Jo Pehl (Big fan of MST3k by the way),
With the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon coming out later this month it seems that people are already making guesses on what Bay is going to show. So my question is, if you were to make a bet on what forced-in cliche or offensive character Michael Bay would insert into this third movie what or who will it be?
Thanks to the League and Jo Pehl for her great writing on MST3k!
Dear LEOG, as a fan of bad cinema myself I'm really excited for this week's show. To me there's nothing better than getting a couple of buddies together and just watching something laughably bad. So here's my question, what bad summer films would you recommend for an evening of laughing with your buds and kicking back a few cold ones?
Thanks and as always Long Live the League and Mary Jo Pehl
Dear League (and Mary Jo Phel, love MST3K(btw))
Who wants to be sitting in a dank theatre when you could be enjoying the beautiful weather outside, SO my question is, do any of you guy ever go to the drive in a lot, and what was the first set of movies you saw at the drive in.
John Rubio FTW
With the upcoming Avengers film underway and DC drawing up plans to do a Justice League film, what team based superhero comics do predict we'll see adapted into film (I for one would like to see an Outsiders film or an adaptation of the Authority).
Thanks and long live the motherfucking league!
after the crime action films (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon) and Superhero films (Spider-man, The Dark Knight), what trend do you think will be the new hotness for future Summers? Westerns making a comeback? More sci-fi films? An action packed Victorian-era adventure with penguins starring Paul Walker?
Dear LEOG and that awesome lady I asked every few months for the past year and a half about.
For Mary Jo Pehl, during your time in MST3k, you had to have to rewatch dozens of times for writing. What was the worse, for you, go get through time and time again?
Next year is looking to be a huge year for movies. The Dark Knight RIses, The Avengers, The Hobbit part 1, The Amazing Spiderman, and Man of Steel are all big movies. With so many of these coming out next year it's easy to be a little overwhelmed. My question is, of all of these, which do you think is the most expendable? Which one makes you think to yourself "you know what, I really didn't need a movie of this"?
Cheers to the league and Mary Jo Pehl for her contributions to MST3k which me and my friends watch all the time
If there was a film that you remember coming out liking it, only to realize that it was "muff cabbage", what was that film? Was it ungodly awful when you realized how bad it was?
Trey. LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!
P.S. The term "muff cabbage" came from the Jersey Shore episode of South Park, yet I'm sure that you know the idea.