AirTalk for January 15, 2010

One man's heroic (or masochistic) quest to find the worst film ever made

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Harper Collins

Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

Usually, film critics are on the lookout for good films. Those life-affirming gems that lift us up, teach us something new, confirm our humanity. But Australian film critic Michael Adams embarked on a different quest. His mission was to uncover the worst movie ever made. For an entire year, Adams watched one terrible flick a day, including Plan 9 from Outer Space, Battlefield Earth and Showgirls. Why would anyone subject himself to such cinematic torture? Is it even possible to choose only one film as the worst ever? What’s you’re pick for the worst pic of all time?

Guest:


Michael Adams, author of "Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made" (It Books). He is also a film critic for Empire Magazine in Australia, as well Movieline and Rotten Tomatoes.


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