THE DISASTER ARTIST tells the hilarious and true story about the making of THE ROOM (2003). Considered by many to be one of the worst films of all time.
On this episode of Trapped in the Screening Room, I look at the film’s origins, and how this surprising movie stands as a heartfelt film about living your passion. No matter how ridiculous the results will turn out. Also touched upon is the source novel, The Disaster Artist: My Life inside The Room, the greatest bad movie ever made, and its author Greg Sestero, who played Mark in THE ROOM. And of course we couldn’t leave out the strange history that surrounds director Tommy Wiseau.
Comparisons are made to other movies about making movies, such as ED WOOD from Tim Burton, and how some creators have made their dreams come true. I also look at THE ROOM’s status as one of the worst films of all time, and make a case for this not being a bad thing. Of course, films such as MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE are name dropped.
Since this is the first episode of 2018, we take a quick look back at 2017 and some of it’s hit movies. Rounding out the episode, I list off my top 10 films of the year. Sadly, I missed some of the most requested films like MOTHER, LOGAN, WONDER WOMAN, and LOGAN LUCKY. But hey it’s the right time to play catch up with Oscar season coming.
Also, I quickly spotlight the reduced priced service/ app Movie Pass. And how this app can help people go out to the movies more often. Lasting effects of this service are still up for debate. Some of the worst films of the year are also touched upon. So there is some discussion on POWER RANGERS, ALIEN COVENANT, and KONG SKULL ISLAND. But I make sure to stand up for their good points too.
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The Disaster Artist 3.5/5