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Cast Your Vote in the Battle for the Neo-Futurarium

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 9, 2011 4:30PM

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The ne plus ultra of metatextual bad movie celebration, "It Came from the Neo-Futurarium" has brought us nine solid years of gleefully cheap laughs. Running every summer, each week the Neos take the screenplay of a terrible movie (such The Cross and the Switchblade) and do a glorified staged reading, adding dollar-store props. Each script is performed with the sort of reverence more often reserved for the works of Shakespeare, in the steadfast conviction that truly rotten cinema is hilarious enough without the need for snark.

For their tenth anniversary season, the number of movies is being expanded to ten. Five of those will be remounts from past seasons, and the audience is being given the chance to vote on which beauties get an encore performance. (We're certainly pulling for The Care Bears Movie and Newsies.) "Film Fest X: Battle For The Neo-Futurarium!" is also accepting proposals for the five "new" movie slots. Request a proposal form or cast your vote through early April. Don't delay!

Lord knows that whichever movies make the cut there's an even chance they'll be better than most of what's in the theaters this summer. Mark Harris puts it best:

[L]et's look ahead to what's on the menu for this year: four adaptations of comic books. One prequel to an adaptation of a comic book. One sequel to a sequel to a movie based on a toy. One sequel to a sequel to a sequel to a movie based on an amusement-park ride. One prequel to a remake. Two sequels to cartoons. One sequel to a comedy. An adaptation of a children's book. An adaptation of a Saturday-morning cartoon. One sequel with a 4 in the title. Two sequels with a 5 in the title. One sequel that, if it were inclined to use numbers, would have to have a 7 1/2 in the title ...