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Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero of The Room make new film titled Best F(r)iends

10.12.2016

I love bad movies. From the films of Ed Wood, to BIRDEMIC, to Neil Breen's oeuvre, nothing's better than getting a few drinks with friends and riffing on that shit like you're stuck with Crow and Tom Servo on the Satellite of Love. But the thing is, for a bad movie to be worth spending time on, it has to be sincere. No self-aware SHARKNADO or MACHETE crap (it's fine if you like those films, it's just not my thing). Because, to me, appreciation of bad art has to transcend mere schadenfreude, since what makes truly bad movies as fascinating as the best prestige pictures is vision. Most truly wretched films are self-funded, without studio notes to soften its edges or make its plot make sense. The best of these types of films are usually pure id, and it's almost more fun dissecting what the hell the creators were thinking while watching it, as opposed to pointing out surface level shit like boom mics in the shot or bad lighting.

And the king of the terribly sincere, batshit id on celluloid is Tommy Wiseau and his magnum opus THE ROOM. The film came out of nowhere, and now quotes like "YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA!!!" and "I DID NOT HIT HER! I DID NOT!!! Oh hi, Mark", have almost become part of the everyday lexicon. I know I always quote THE ROOM in normal conversations (then again, they rarely let me go outside).

This brings us to a new film Tommy Wiseau made in secret called BEST F(R)IENDS with his producing partner and THE ROOM co-star Greg Sestero (who is also the author of THE DISASTER ARTIST about the making of THE ROOM, of which James Franco's MASTERPIECE is based on). It is, however, not directed by Tommy Wiseau (unfortunately) nor Sestero, but rather some guy named Gary Fong.

Anyway, without further ado, here's the trailer:

That actually doesn't look that bad. I mean, it doesn't look good per se, but it's got some nice shots (that drone shot at the beginning of the trailer was neat) and seems to know how to use Tommy (at least he's supposed to be a weirdo). Sestero, however, is still really wooden, but even then I feel he has a certain "aw, shucks" charisma that could work for this film. Even the story - about morticians who get rich stealing gold teeth from cadavers, which then leads to crime, betrayal, and possibly murder - has the potential to be legitimately good. We'll see.

No release date has been set for BEST F(R)IENDS (unfortunately), but Wiseau and Sestero are both seeking out distributors with hopes for a theatrical release. Fingers crossed it comes sooner than later, I need this movie in my life.

Extra Tidbit: Tommy Wiseau shot THE ROOM with both film cameras *and* HD cameras at the same time, because he didn't know there was a difference.
Source: THR

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1:38PM on 10/13/2016

well fuck me sideways

this looks rather awesome.
this looks rather awesome.
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9:29PM on 10/12/2016

If The Room cost $6M to make

Then this must have taken them no less than $100M. Production value is leaps and bounds above the last one!
Then this must have taken them no less than $100M. Production value is leaps and bounds above the last one!
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7:22PM on 10/12/2016

"I love bad movies. From Ed Wood, to BIRDEMIC........."

Ed Wood is a bad movie?...I think you're thinking of Ed Wood the director.
Ed Wood is a bad movie?...I think you're thinking of Ed Wood the director.
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8:17PM on 10/12/2016
Was going to type the same thing. Maybe he's thinking of Plan 9. Ed Wood is actually a good movie.
Was going to type the same thing. Maybe he's thinking of Plan 9. Ed Wood is actually a good movie.
11:02PM on 10/12/2016
Ya. I own Ed Wood. I think it's Burton's best.
Ya. I own Ed Wood. I think it's Burton's best.
12:42AM on 10/13/2016
Pretty sure it was just a generic reference to the films of Ed Wood.
Pretty sure it was just a generic reference to the films of Ed Wood.
9:21AM on 10/13/2016
"Pretty sure it was just a generic reference to the films of Ed Wood."

I don't think so and I see it's edited now.
"Pretty sure it was just a generic reference to the films of Ed Wood."

I don't think so and I see it's edited now.
6:06PM on 10/12/2016

Drones on Film

Looks like Wiseau splurged a thousand more on this production. C'est magnifique.
Looks like Wiseau splurged a thousand more on this production. C'est magnifique.
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