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Joe Rogan explains why some of the “worst movies” are actually so good

Published: 24/Apr/2020 14:02

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular stand-up comedians Joe Rogan and Kurt Metzger have explained why some of the “worst movies” ever can actually be good to watch during his April 23 podcast.

Outside of his roles as UFC commentator and professional stand-up comedian, Joe Rogan has built a massive audience on his popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience.

During his latest episode of the hit show alongside fellow comic Kurt Metzger, Rogan explained why film critics and reviews don’t accurately portray how enjoyable a movie might be to watch.

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Joe Rogan claims that some of the “worst movies” ever are actually quite entertaining.

The podcast host explained that many of the worst movies can actually be quite entertaining when they are not being judged by certain criteria.

“Some of the best things are bad things that are good by accident,” Joe explained, before bringing up the 2003 romantic drama, The Room, as a prime example.

“To make a thing that is watchably bad, that is a beautiful thing that can rarely happen,” Metzger added before they looked at the film’s reviews.

While Tommy Wiseau’s The Room did not impress critics, with some media outlets even labeling it as one of the “worst movies ever”, Rogan explained that it had a lot to do with expectations surrounding it before its release.

“But it’s amazing because it’s real. It’s the worst movie because they’re trying to make a good movie, it’s not the worst movie to watch,” he explained.

Metzger followed up claiming that despite what it may have lacked in execution, movies such as The Room often provide a unique entertainment factor that is worth experiencing.

“When they say worst, it’s watchable but it’s not boring, I think it’s real lightning in a bottle. It’s the best [film] to go to a theater of people with, because of people shouting at the screen,” he claimed, highlighting that seeing others react to a movie’s most ridiculous moments can be hilarious by itself.

While the pair’s claims are unlikely to hold true for many of the poorly-rated flicks, some titles such as The Room could actually be worth the watch.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.