Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There comes a time when even I must say "no"

Netflix makes recommendations based on what you've been watching. There's an upside and a downside to that. If you've been watching good movies, you're probably going to have other, similar movies recommended. If, on the other hand, you've been watching The Apple ... well, all bets are off. What I'm trying to say is, Netflix thinks the Village People musical Can't Stop the Music and I were made for each other.

I'd never seen it--it's reputation is tough to get by.* But, what the heck ... I made it through The Apple and After Last Season, so I can watch anything, right?

Well, no. No, I can't. I tried--really, I tried. But it was just so, so painful.

You win, movie.

*The Newsweek review, per Wikipedia: "Can't Stop the Music ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment--it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the Dawn of the Dead of the disco era."


Dave said...

Years ago, Dish decided I was gay for a short while.

As to Netflix, something you may not have known - if you rate a movie a 3, it is neutral. You have to give a movie a 4 or 5 to have any positive effect on your rating or Netflix' recommendations.

Scott C. said...

After the stuff I rented while writing Better Living Through Bad Movies (and the stuff I've been renting for the sequel -- I'm looking at you, The Apple) my Netflix recommendations page looks like a Bosch triptych with a touch more nudity, and a dash more Steve Guttenberg.

Jim Donahue said...

Scott-- Combine nudity AND Steve Guttenberg with "Steve Guttenberg's Birthday," from the second season of "Party Down." Really, do--it's very funny.

punkinsmom said...

Jim, quick question: based on the title, I'm not feeling the horror genre. Was it meant to be a horror movie or is that the feeling you have watching it?

Jim Donahue said...

Heh! Just the creeping feeling of doom you feel while watching.

It's actually a highly fictionalized--everyone seems to be straight--retelling of how the Village People came to be.