With his film The Room, Tommy Wiseau has produced the rarest of things — a camp classic that lives up to the so-bad-it’s-good hype. He doesn’t mind if you compare him to Ed Wood, as long as you see his masterpiece “at least three or more times”
Eh…It’s not what you think….But MSNBC does mention Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” in their story about Sandra Bullock’s movie, “All About Steve.” Check it out!
“One of the more unlikely cult successes of recent years has been Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room,” a movie that sells out its monthly midnight screenings in Los Angeles not because it’s good but because it’s so exceedingly inept as to merit fascination. It’s one of those films you watch that leaves you wondering if its maker has ever seen a movie or had a conversation in English with another human being.”
Read the full article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32675977/ns/entertainment-movies/
Since its initial release in 2003, The Room has reached near Rocky Horror levels of cult devotion in the U.S., spawning regular midnight showings in Los Angeles and New York, in which moviegoers will yell out dialogue, throw plastic spoons and even act out scenes in front of the screen. It made its Canadian debut in Halifax and Toronto this summer, and will screen in Ottawa on Sept. 18.
“To adapt Sergio Leone, the history of cinema can be described as a display of the good, the bad and the downright bizarre, and it is in this third category that a film of questionable quality can sometimes take on a life of its own, due entirely to the reaction of the audience.
So to The Room, which is selling out theatres despite every natural convention dictating that it should have faded into obscurity after having been made years ago. The cinematic aspiration of Tommy Wiseau, The Room was conceived as a love triangle between Johnny (played by Wiseau himself), his errant fiancé Lisa (Juliette Danielle) and her cardboard cut out lover Mark (Greg Sestero). Oh yes, you heard that right.”
I want to thank OgenB for allowing us to post his wonderful YouTube fan interviews from the packed Portland screening last month. And read his killer review of “The Room” here!
“‘The Room’ by Tommy Wiseau, has been called many things: confusing, inspired awfulness, genius. But in reality, “The Room” defies description. It can be found everywhere these days from Fox News to Tim & Eric. People cant seem to get enough of this amazing cinematic achievement.
We here at mimoZine, being fans ourselves, set out to explore the phenomenon from our own senseless sensibilities. We talked to Michael Rousselet (5secondfilms.com ) the man-boy screenwriter who was an early discoverer of The Room and started some of the 1st interactive screenings. We also met with the amazing Greg Sestero (famous for staring as Marc in the movie) who gave us an inside perspective on the making of The Room.”
On Saturday I had one of the funniest nights of my entire life. I went to see a film called The Room at The Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End. The Prince Charles will always be a special place for me and thousands of people in and around London. It happens to be one of the few remaining indie cinemas in the world and a damn great place to watch films. Any cinema that can name Quentin Tarantino as a fan must be doing something right.
Anyway back to this wonderful film that I went to see. I have always loved to watch films that fall in the category…
There’s a great post on The Room UK about their SOLD OUT show at the Prince Charles Cinema Theatre. Check it out for fantastic photos and commentary!
NBC reports…The film, which has been classified as an unpleasantly bad melodrama, features Wiseau as the romantic lead trapped in a painful love triangle. The film found new life and has been packing midnight screenings in LA for years now…
Another great interview from Canada! This one is from the National Post.
Every now and then, a movie comes along that defines a generation. Incredibly, the film that has begun to fill that role for twenty-and thirtysomethings is The Room, a gloriously dreadful story of love, betrayal and awkward dialogue. Click Here for More!