Quentin Tarantino once famously stated "When people ask me if I went to film school, I say 'No, I went to films'". And since the near extinction of the drive-in and inner city grindhouse triple feature, those Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Dollar Store DVD dump bins have become the go-to place for those eager to experiment with off-center cinema, ... or at least, for a buck or two, take a flying leap on something (major studio or independent) which one may not have otherwise been willing to shell out $20 to see on the big screen, ... especially as each month Netflix (reaching a cap on bandwidth) deletes more and more titles from it's queue.
Not huge fans of awards season in general (we don't like how, intentional or not, they tend to divide films into "important" and "unimportant") we pay tribute to films not necessarily RELEASED in 2016, but which we, through the wonder & magic of the cheapie bin, first VIEWED in 2016. Call it an awards show for movies many don't give a damn about. With categories ranging from "Best Remake / Reboot" to "Favorite Film Which the Rest of the World Absolutely Hated", to "Best Cheapie Bin Film of The Year" and more, we just may upend and replace the Globes, Oscars and Razzies.
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