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Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They're Good

The Editors of Rotten Tomatoes

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Little Brown
10 December 2019
Film, TV & Radio; Film theory & criticism; Film movie guides & reviews
HOOK. WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. There are some movies that defy traditional standards -- films panned by critics that go on to become beloved classics and cult phenoms anyway.

In ROTTEN MOVIES WE LOVE, the editors at Rotten Tomatoes - the leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews -- explore and celebrate these underrated films. The book is comprised of short write-ups on rotten movies, focusing on why we love them, why they scored so low on RT's infamous Tomatometer, fun stories about their making, and how they have became pop-culture touchstones. The book is broken into seven categories that hint at the reasoning found within - People's Champs, Cult Leaders, Sequels Worth a Second Look and so on - and will also feature 15 essays by critics from Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and more, each about a rotten movie that they love. Punctuated with black-and-white film stills and punchy two-colour illustrations, the book is a fun romp through quirky, unusual film history.

Featured films include:

Cherry 2000 Die Hard with a Vengeance Bad Boys Valley of the Dolls First Wives Club Space Jam The Wiz The Greatest Showman Burlesque The Holiday Hocus Pocus Xanadu
By:   The Editors of Rotten Tomatoes
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 186mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   640g
ISBN:   9780762496051
ISBN 10:   0762496053
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   10 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rotten Tomatoes is your go-to source for what to watch, packed with recommendations from critics and fans - and opportunities for lively debate and discussion. It's the home of the Tomatometer, the world's most trusted measure of collective critical thought and the Audience Score, which takes the temperature of fans.

Reviews for Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They're Good

Rotten Movies We Love will shine a light on underrated movies you've never heard of and remind you of the movies that you loved in the theater, hated on the way home, but quoted for the next decade. Some of my favorite movies are in this book. --Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick


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