We’ve gotten so used to Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” that to see him as any other character seems jarring. Get ready to be ROCKED, in more ways than one.
Yes, Peter Dinklage has a mullet, while brandishing a bazooka, on the Toronto movie set of “Pixels.”
In case you need a pic of Peter Dinklage with a mullet and a giant bazooka in your life. pic.twitter.com/h0dOoOdh1b
– E! Online (@eonline) August 5, 2014
Peter Dinklage is a boss. pic.twitter.com/hEaLOXL7dI
– Mix FM Lebanon (@Mixfmlebanon) August 5, 2014
In the sci-fi action comedy, which co-stars Josh Gad, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, Gad (“Frozen”) is a conspiracy theorist and Dinklage is a felon. They’re paired up, along with Sandler, by the American president to solve a big problem. Did we mention that Kevin James will be playing the president?
“Pixels” is directed by Chris Columbus, the man who brought us “Home Alone.”
Gallery | Movies So Bad They’re Worth Watching Just to See How Bad They Are
- ‘The Canyons’ (2013)
This one had a promising pedigree since it was written by Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”) and directed by Paul Schrader (“American Gigolo”). But this look at disaffected, shallow L.A. twentysomethings was painfully bad from the very first scene, thanks to some truly cringe-worthy dialogue. Shockingly, Lindsay Lohan isn’t the worst thing about the film, nor is porn star James Deen, and yes, they do get naked. Note: If you want to tune in just for the nudity and sex, you’ll have a lot of fast-forwarding to do.
- ‘Showgirls’ (1995)
A cult classic the moment it slithered into theaters, this campfest was, unlike a lot of these truly bad movies, at least entertainingly bad. Everything in it is terrible: The pole-licking, that awkward pool sex scene, the scene where a topless (and pantiless) Elizabeth Berkeley gets revenge for a friend’s rape by kicking a guy with her sexy boots. At least it’s all epically bad. It was a lousy career move for Berkeley, but it definitely eclipsed “Saved by the Bell.”
- ‘Sharknado’ (2013)
This ridiculous small-screen disaster flick about a tornado that spews sharks all over L.A. became such a social media phenomenon it got better ratings on its second airing and even had a brief run in theaters. It also inspired some genius Comic-Con outfits and threatened to make Tara Reid relevant again. You just haven’t lived until you’ve seen Ian Zeiring chainsaw his way out of a killer shark.
- ‘Catwoman’ (2004)
Super sexy Halle Berry as Catwoman. What could go wrong? Everything! The silly, shredded costume was just the tip of the iceberg that sank this dud. At least Berry was a good sport and picked up her Razzie in person. The only reward you’ll get for watching this is a good ab workout from all that laughing. As someone says in the trailer, “[the] incompetence is staggering!”
- ‘The Wicker Man’ (2006)
Surely, you say to yourself, this can’t be that bad. Yeah, Nicolas Cage has made some extremely crappy movies in his career, but Neil Labute is a good director, right? Wrong. This remake of the odd, beloved ’70s horror classic, instead of inspiring fear, inspired guffaws and memes galore. At least you’ll know why “Not the bees!” is so funny.
- ‘The Haunting’ (1999)
Even if you’ve never seen the subtle, well-loved 1963 classic original, you had to know this over-the-top remake was a stinkeroo. Sure, we love Catherine Zeta-Jones and Liam Neeson, but even they couldn’t save this monstrosity, which relied far too heavily on CGI and swapped the malevolent ghosts of the original with sad little kid ghosts who just needed saving. No wonder Neeson nearly quit acting after making this turkey. At least the scene where Owen Wilson gets beheaded is worth a laugh.
- ‘Howard the Duck’ (1986)
There was a time when everything George Lucas touched was gold. This comic-book bomb ended that streak… and how. Maybe — maybe — there was a way to have a woman fall in love with a human-sized duck, but this was not it. Pity poor Lea Thompson. Kissing her own son in “Back to the Future” was far less uncomfortable than smooching a giant duck. At least if you rent or buy the movie, a tiny percentage makes up for all that crimped hair.
- ‘The Room’
This indie — written, directed, produced and starring Tommy Wiseau — was so laughably bad it became a late-night phenomenon in L.A., with crowds lining up to chortle at the terrible acting and bizarre line deliveries and interact with the film, “Rocky Horror” style, by throwing spoons at the screen. It spawned a book, “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made,” which is slated to be made into a film by none other than Seth Rogen and James Franco.
- ‘Troll 2’ (1992)
How good-bad is “Troll 2,” a cheaply made, laughably silly horror film about people who get turned into green goo and — gasp — eaten by nasty goblins? It inspired the 2009 documentary, “Best Worst Movie,” which examines how it became a beloved cult classic. Pass the goo!
- ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ (2010)
If you thought the special effects in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds” were a little schmaltzy, you ain” seen nothin’ until you’ve seen this unbelievably shoddy effects in this horror film that tries — and miserably fails — to out-Hitchcock Hitchcock. It gained unexpected popularity on DVD, thanks to its sheer awfulness. Believe it or not, there was a sequel, “Birdemic 2.” Noooo!
- ‘Death Bed: The Bed That Eats’ (1977)
Long before the beds on Elm Street were sucking kids in to meet Freddy Krueger, there was this devilish bedroom set that loved to eat body parts. You can’t believe the horror — that is, the hilarity — when a man’s hands are dissolved down to just bone! Thanks to Patton Oswalt for bringing this howler to our attention. “You had me at ‘death bed!'”
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