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    Midnights at the Baxter presents 'The Room'
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    We've done this one before – but that's ok. That was eight and a half months ago, and while I'm sure my myriad of regular readers are rolling their eyes at what is basically a rerun, I have doubtless accrued many more avid fans who have not yet read about the joys of this article's subject, which is: bad movies. I love them. I hate them. Since we last visited the subject, I have myself created a very amateur and somewhat lacking short film. I've been watching low-budget movies with a new eye. Many examples are complete crap, but they can still be inspiring. Take, for instance, Fungicide

    or

    Meat Market

    : movies which are poorly made, but the filmmakers

    believed

    in what they were doing. They may not have had the talent or the resources, but they wanted to make a movie, and, dammit, they made a movie! You can tell when a terrible movie has heart – and that is what really matters. And we hope they do better with their next effort.

    (We will absolutely, under no circumstances,

    not

    be discussing the wretched and abominable

    Birdemic

    , about which I have many incendiary opinions, but which upset me enough to declare that I will no longer ever acknowledge its existence. So, you know, pretend this paragraph doesn't exist.)

    So, what are we getting at here? Tommy Wiseau's

    The Room

    , of course! This modern classic of terrible cinema will be playing at midnight at Baxter Avenue Theaters tomorrow (Saturday). Wiseau writes, directs, and stars as Johnny, a happily married successful banker. His life is thrown into turmoil, however, when his fiancee seduces his best friend – which is just the beginning of his troubles, as all his friends begin to betray him in a variety of ways.

    Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the theater's website.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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