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Movie flashback: Howard the Duck

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2009 is a better year for many,including myself!
I am on vacation in New York with my dad and his flavor of the month. It’s about 11:10am on New Year’s morning and, we don’t have plans till later. I went on Hulu to check out the new content that was added over the past few days. If anyone has STILL not checked it out please do. This site has allowed viewers(U.S. viewers,not available to anyone outside the U.S. at this moment) to view free streaming video of TV shows and movies for free. Yes,it’s LEGAL! I wrote about it in my my 4 quick ways to watch tv and movie for free

I saw that they added “Howard the Duck”. Quite a bit of people have seen this and some of the ones that haven’t either love it or absolutely hate it. I have seen this movie quite a bit when I was younger. I actually like it’s campiness and the weird vibe of a talking duck, that lives his life as a playa. LOL.
I am going to post two of the comments that Hulu has gotten on this movie over the past few days.

This film is an abomination. The lowest form of crap. It is not just the bottom of the barrel, it is below the barrel. The bottom of the barrel is on top of it. I am shocked that so many people actually enjoy this horrible film. It is a disgrace to the name of filmmaking. Anyone who likes this film is an idiot. No offense, but they clearly have no idea what a good film is. Anyone who has a brain cell in their head will definately hate this film. Do not waste your time.

Or this lovely person that has written a letter to Hulu about them advertise the recent added of the film to their banner. Dearest letter writer:
Hulu advertises ALL TV shows and movies they add to the site on their banner!

Here’s a letter I just sent to HULU:
Dearest Hulu:
I know that convincing owners of content to allow you to post through your portal has been a tough sell, as evidence by the overall quality and quantity of the movies available.
However, even though a relatively new addition, it’s not a really good idea to be hyping the fact that you just added “Howard the Duck” into rotation.
Why? Its one of the worst movies ever made….its almost as bad as Ed Wood’s “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (but not as campy fun)
1. It isn’t going to get current hulu subscribers excited. It won’t be rallying “the base”
2. It certainly isn’t going to serve as incentive to convince new users to subscribe
3. Hyping HTD has the brief whiff of desperation about it. Perception is Reality.
I love hulu, and can’t wait for content creators to catch up with you!

People are entitled to their opinions and views of any movie or tv show put on there. Why do people think they were FORCED to watch the content that Hulu has so graciously allowed us to view? The content on there may not be recent especially, if you want to view movies and maybe,the list of movies to watch is a little sparse and B-rated like “The Toxic Avenger”, “Bloody Mallory” or “The Thing”. That was the 80’s! The movies that were made and produced for the 80’s is what it is. I can name quite a few of them that I sat and watched. It might not have seemed silly or stupide them, but they are made the 80’s an era of ” I can’t believe I used to watch that!” or ” What was I thinking when I wore that”?.
I talked about “The Pirate Movie” in an earlier post that I liked and, I watched it again a few days ago and I laughed to myself, thinking why did I like this movie? I look at it now and, the acting wasn’t great, the dancing was sub par and the storyline was corny…but I still LOVE it! What other era can you get these types of movies call it “cheesy” and say,“this is a classic” all in one sentence? We can surely thank George Lucas for this movie


Hulu Awards Week 7

Best Movie Comedy

Best Comedy TV Show
Saturday Night Live

Best Comedic Short
How To Cope With Rejection

Best Short Format Series (Non Comedy)
Pink: The Series

#2: Proposed Nominees

Best Dramatic TV Series
Chicago Hope
Party of Five
Picket Fences
The Riches

Best Dramatic Movie
Broken Arrow
Sleepless in Seattle
Requiem for a Dream
Behind Enemy Lines
Of Mice and Men

Best Short Format Comedy
The All for Nots
My Long Distance Relationship

#3: Exciting New Categories– This week, we’re getting cartoonish. There are four new categories, but one of them has so few eligible movies that we’re fast-tracking it past the proposed nominee stage. So, when we vote for Best Family Movie, we will be determining the actual nominees.

Best Family Movie
Dunston Checks In
Hans Christian Anderson
Hercules in New York
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie
The Karate Kid Movie
The Karate Kid II
The Karate Kid III
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
SpeedRacer: The Movie

My choices:
The Karate Kid Movie
The Karate Kid II

Best Anime Series
Astro Boy
Blue Gender
Death Note
Ikki Tousen
Kiddy Grade
Moon Phase
Mr. Stain on Junk Alley
Shikabane Hime
Speed Racer

My choices:
Astro Boy

Best Cartoon Series (non anime)
The Adventures of John McCain and the Straight Talk Express
American Dad
Angry Kid
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Family Guy
Jackie Chan Adventures
The Karate Kid
King of the Hill
Mr. Patel
Pink Panther Cartoons
Problem Child
The Simpsons
Sitting Ducks
Wallace and Gromit: Cracking Contraptions
Woody Woodpecker(new)

My choices:
American Dad
Family Guy
The Simpsons
Woody Woodpecker

Best Animated Short All 37 shorts can be found here Hulu Animated Shorts

My choices:
The Tooth
The Unwanted Gift
My Date From Hell
Nun Fight Club

Remember you can check out all nominees for this week and the previous weeks at thehulureview. You can also cast your votes on that site of you don’t like my votes! Happy reading!

The Hulu Awards week 6

Our FINAL casts for last week’s nominations has come down to the wire. We now have to cast ONE vote for each of the categories.

Final vote for Best Competitive Reality Show
The Biggest Loser

Best Non Competitive Reality Show
America’s Most Wanted

Best Celebrity Driven Reality Show
Kitchen Nightmares

Top 5 for Best Movie Comedy
Bring It On
Jerry Maguire
Liar Liar
Raising Arizona

Top 5 for Best TV Comedy
30 Rock
The Office
Saturday Night Live
Family Guy
Kath and Kim

Top 5 for Best Comedic Short
Non Fat
Laid Off
12 Ways To Say I’m Sorry
Shaolin Delivery Boy
Dentally Disturbed

New Categories for this week!(1-4 nominees)
Best Dramatic TV Series
Another World
As The World Turns
Burn Notice
Chicago Hope
The Dresden Files
Easy Money
Equal Justice
Friday Night Lights
Guiding Light
Hart to Hart
John Doe
Kojak 2004
LA Dragnet
Lipstick Jungle
Murder One
New Adam-12
New Dragnet
The O.C.
One Tree Hill
Party of Five
Picket Fences
Pink: The Series
The Practice
The Riches
Sons of Anarchy
The Starter Wife
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Tequila and Bonetti

My choices:
Chicago Hope
Party of Five
The Practice

Best Dramatic Movie(1-5 nominees)
The Amateur
The Barbarian and the Geisha
Basic Instinct
Behind Enemy Lines
Beloved Infidel
The Best of Everything
Between Heaven and Hell
Blue Juice
Blue Steel
Broken Arrow
Buffalo Bill and the Indians
Captain from Castille
Code of Silence
Cigarettes and Coffee
Finding Forrester
Flesh and Bone
For Love Of the Game
The Great Train Robbery
Hemingway’s Adventure of a Young Man
Heroes (the movie)
In The Heat of Night
In the Mix
The Karate Kid
Killing Zoe
Kiss the Bride
Legends of the Fall
Lost Highway
Lost in Translation
The Madness of King George
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Miracle Maker
Moby Dick
Nobody’s Fool
Of Mice and Men
Open Your Eyes
Quest for Fire
Requiem for A Dream
Rob Roy
Saints and Soldiers
Sense and Sensibility
Sleepless in Seattle
Spy Game
Star Maps
State Property
The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
Von Ryan’s Express

My picks
Behind Enemy Lines
Broken Arrow
Blue Steel
Requiem for a Dream
Sleepless in Seattle

Best Short Format Comedy(1-3 nominees)
The All for Nots
Behind the Star
Carpet Bros
Dorm Life
Douchebag Beach
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show
Hot hot Los Angeles
The Line
Mr. Justice and Powerful Girl
My Long Distance Relationship
Owen Benjamin Presents
The Rascal
That Guy
The Writers Room

My choices:
The All for Nots
Dorm Life

Best Short Format Series(Non- Comedy)
30 Days of Night: Blood Trails
30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust
LG15: The Resistance
Devil’s Trade
Foreign Body
Gemini Division
The Hills Are Alive
Pink: The Series
Prom Queen
Satacracy 88

My choices:
30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust
Prom Queen
The Hills Are Alive

Happy voting!!

The Hulu Awards week 3!

Before I get started on this weeks’ nominees, I will try and break down the nomination process that was thought of by the creator of these awards. Each of the panelists chooses their nominees for the categories. We email our choices to the creator. He, then, takes the ones that were nominated the most, put them in a category and we vote for the top 5. Then, we take that five into consideration and pick the best ONE out of that group! For example, in the Sports Programming category the final 5 are American Gladiators, Firsthand, NHL, Ninja Warrior and A Shot at Glory. My final pick was American Gladiators of course! Seems simple enough right? The process is a lot longer and tedious than I originally thought.
Sports was hard because I’m not that big of a sports fan and I found it hard to watch some of the clips! This was week 1. I will keep you updated on the previous winners as well, as soon as the winners are announced!

Now. This weeks’ categories. These are just movies that are on Hulu. They range from fairly recent to really old movies, you will see what I am talking about in just a moment.

Best Horror movie(1-4 nominees)

28 Dyas Later
Amityville II: The Possesion
Bloody Mallory
Brutual: The Black Water Valley Killer
The Car
Curse of Alcatraz
The Curve
Dark Fields: Farmer Brown
Dressed to Kill
Drive Thru
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
Horror Express
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Naked Lunch
Near Dark
Nine Lives
The Thing
The Toxic Avenger
When A Stranger Calls

My picks were
28 Days Later
When A Stranger Calls
Amityville II: The Possession

Best Documentary Feature(1-3 nominees)
Split: A Divided America
Hoop Dreams
Africa: The Serengeti
Australia: The Land Before Time
Burger Town
Cosmic Voyage
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
Fighter Pilot: Operations Red Flag
The Great American West
The Greatest Places
Ocean Oasis
Search for the Great Sharks
Jackass 2.5
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
One funny Hick-spanic
The Original Latin Divas of Comedy
The Payaso Comedy Slam
Heart of Geauxld: The Story of the 2007 LSU Fighting Tigers
Paul Mooney’s: Analyzing White America
Storefront Hitchcock
The Pride of the Yankees

My choices
Split: A Divided America
Dinosaurs: The Giants of Patagonia
Search for Great Sharks

The last category was very VERY hard. We do watch every clip to decide on our favorite. In this category. I looked at every title and watched the ones that interested me by the title alone. Needless to say, there was a lot of ones I didn’t like.

Best Dramatic Short

Hulu All 37 choices are there. I chose:
Happy(which begs the question, How well do we really know the ones closest to us?)
Between the Flags(How many people does it take to start a riot?) This was suppose to be a comedic short, dramedy,if you will.
Not What I Expected(twisted and musical view about online dating)

Also, check out Matt’s blog Thehuluman
He got us all started with this and asked a select group people to be apart of the first online video awards process!!