During the program, which sounds like a mishmash of the Hollywood's Hecklevision and Grindhouse series, viewers are invited to jabber at a nostalgic barrage of terrible fare, including old-school commercials and shorts.
"It's a selfish way to re-create that sleepover feeling for myself," Hammond says. "You're up way past bedtime. Maybe your parents wouldn't want you to watch this stuff. It's a little sleazy, a little cheesy. You're not watching a heady art movie. You're just watching heads explode, or lasers and all sorts of insanity."
Essentially, Bad Movie Nite is a resurrection of the classic, Rhonda Shear-hosted show USA Up All Night, which dominated '90s boys' sleepovers with its jiggling bodies and explosions. To anyone who struggled to be the only one awake at the end of TerrorVision, this might be the coolest thing to hit the Clinton in a while. Just don't tell Mom. Clinton Street Theater. 7 pm, Friday, Aug. 15.
- Comedian Dax Jordan is the opening act for a screening of Mike Myersâ horribly badâbut oddly belovedâSo I Married an Axe Murderer. Hollywood Theatre. 7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 13.
- KBOO takes over the Clinton with Jazz on a Summer Day, a 1959 doc about the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and some young punk named Chuck Berry. Clinton Street Theater. 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 14.
- Top Down presents 1971âs Vanishing Point, a contender for the best car-chase movie ever made. Hotel deLuxe. 8 pm Thursday, Aug. 14.
- Big is Tom Hanksâ most endearing performance, even if itâs kinda icky when you think about a grown woman unknowingly going to pound town with a tween. Academy Theater. Aug. 15-21.
- A triumph of lowbrow brilliance, John Watersâ Pink Flamingos spotlights drag legend Divineâs gag-worthy quest to be named âFilthiest Person Alive.â Naturally, she eats shit. Real shit. Hollywood Theatre. Opens Friday, Aug. 15.
- Speaking of terrible movies, The Room is back. Cinema 21. 10:45 pm Friday, Aug. 15.
- Jurassic Park as it was meant to be seen: on a big, outdoor screen surrounded by awestruck kids. Pioneer Courthouse Square. Dusk Friday, Aug. 15.
- Australian flick Bad Boy Bubby is a sick, often brilliant and hallucinogenic barrage of incest, violence and psychosis. Soâ¦date night! 5th Avenue Cinema. 9 pm Friday, Aug. 15.
- The Wizard of Oz returns to theaters for the 907th time, thankfully with zero James Franco. Kiggins Theatre. Opens Friday, Aug. 15.
- In Ferris Buellerâs Day Off, Matthew Broderick plays a manipulative liar with endless charisma who dupes a city into rallying behind him so he can go fuck around for a day. If he were real, heâd be president by now, and Iâd be cool with it. Kiggins Theatre. Opens Friday, Aug. 15.
- The Wes Anderson retrospective gets around to the oft-maligned Darjeeling Limited, paired with Jean Renoirâs Ganges-set The River. NW Film Centerâs Whitsell Auditorium. Aug. 15-16.
- Two indie theaters roll out the epic, 224-minute directorâs cut of Woodstock for the festâs 45th anniversary. The film captured all the peace, love and music while also providing Martin Scorsese with his first gig behind the camera (as an assistant director). 5th Avenue Cinema: 7 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Clinton Street Theater. 6:30 pm Monday, Aug. 18.
- Thankfully, we live in a city where Breakinâ 2: Electric Boogaloo screens on a semi-regular basis. This time itâs at Hecklevision, so be careful what you say around Ice-T. Hollywood Theatre. 7:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 16.
- Reuniting Jack Nicholson and Five Easy Pieces director Bob Rafelson, 1972âs little-seen The King of Marvin Gardens is a quiet crime drama featuring an atypically not-crazy turn by Jack. Whitsell Auditorium. 7 pm Sunday, Aug. 17.
- Before he corralled The Avengers, Joss Whedon captured the hearts of nerds everywhere with flicks like 2005âs Serenity and 2008âs Dr. Horribleâs Sing-Along Blog. Expect some lovingly nerdy chatter at this double feature. Clinton Street Theater. 2:30 and 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 16.
- The Portland Geek Council screens the underrated 1988 fantasy Willow, a rollicking yarn featuring Warwick Davisâ first starring role not as an Ewok, and Val Kilmer as kind of a medieval Han Solo. Hollywood Theatre. 7 pm Monday, Aug. 18.