The Mary Sue

The Room

The Room, Called the Worst Movie Ever Made, Gets the Honest Trailer It Deserves

Oh, hi, Mark.

Dubbed "the world's greatest bad movie," Tommy Wiseau's The Room has become so legendary in its suckitude that it ascended to a whole new plane of reality.

Read More

What a Story! James Franco to Direct, Star as Tommy Wiseau in Movie About The Room

*flings spoon*

Wiseau will be played by...the exact kind of person Wiseau would probably cast to play himself.

Read More

Tommy Wiseau Says It’s “Too Bad” He Wasn’t Tapped For the Fantastic Four Reboot

It really, really was.

Cult filmmaker and master of "is he joking or what" Tommy Wiseau recently told Milwaukee Magazine that he actually loved the first Fantastic Four film, but that the reboot could've used some help ... from him, of course.

Read More

Actors From The Room Start Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Their Own Mockumentary

They invited all my friends! Good thinking!

Ever since it first premiered to a mostly confused audience at LA's Laemmle Fairfax theater in 2003, The Room has seen massive cult success as a terrible, so-bad-it's-genius favorite film. Lead actor Greg Sestero (Mark) has cashed in for his part in the form of a bestselling book, The Disaster Artist, which is even going to get made into a movie by James Franco—but what about the rest of the gang? Whatever happened to Lisa's mom's breast cancer, guys?

Read More

Tommy Wiseau As Batman Is The Movie Mash-Up We Deserve

Sorry, Clooney. You've been upstaged again.

Room spoofs are a dime a dozen, but few so perfectly capture the specific weirdness of Mr. Wiseau. The casual hair flicks! The cackling! Props to Jake Torpey for his portrayal of Batman/Tommy, and double props to director Patrick Willems for capturing that Room je ne sais quoi, right down to the terrible soundtrack.

Read More

Idea Channel Asks: Can You Make So-Bad-It’s-Good Art on Purpose?

Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

I spent most of this video wondering when they were going to mention Manos: The Hands of Fate, but by the end I'd realized that it doesn't really fit the bill. Unlike other films named dropped in the video, Manos doesn't have a cult following (independent of Mystery Science Theater 3000, that is). And I'm not even sure I could say it's so bad that it's good. Even with MST3k, there are only so many minutes of poorly choreographed, non sequitur, night-gowned, wife-on-wife wrestling that a person can take. Let this video stand as reassurance to all the artists out there: if you think you might be making bad art, at least you can't be making another The Room.

Read More

Here’s Batman Dropped Into Classic Movies Like…The Room?

You're tearing me apart, Gotham!

Pistol Shrimp makes mash up videos that expertly drop Batman and Bane into scenes from timeless classics, choosing movies that have forever left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape of America. You know, movies like The Room. Here's Bane being cheep-cheep-cheeped at by Tommy and answering questions about his sex life.

Read More

More Than Two Dozen Last Minute Geeky Valentines for You Lazy Good-For-Nothings

Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

Sometimes your sweetie, significant other, or BFF gets a beautiful hand crafted Valentine's Day card. And sometimes you do some quick Googling and drop a link on their Facebook page, because that's just how your month went. Google no more. We have you covered.

Read More

James Franco Will Direct And Possibly Star In A Movie About The Making Of The Room


In what has to be the weirdest sentence I've ever typed out, James Franco announced yesterday that he will be making a movie based on the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. I say that's the weirdest sentence because basically any time you do anything even tangentially related to Tommy Wiseau, you're in for an incredibly wild ride.

Read More

Somebody Mashed Up The Room With Friends And It’s Wonderful

How did they manage to make Denny not seem creepy?

Watching this The Room parody title sequence without having watched The Room will probably make a person think that it's a totally normal, friendly romantic comedy. It is not. It is actually bonkers masterpiece of awful cinema, which is what makes this Friends mashup so wonderfully, surreally perfect.

Read More

Because No One Demanded It, The Room Is Coming Out On Blu-Ray

As the official season for buying unnecessary crap that no one ever wanted or asked for comes to a close, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out that, later this week, you can own a copy of The Room, Tommy Wiseau's war crime against the concepts of cinema and common decency, on Blu-Ray. We don't know why you'd want to purchase such a thing -- especially for the not-so-low price of $31.99 -- and since we frankly don't approve of it existing, we're prepared to say you might be a bad person if you do, but hey, if that's a thing that seems like a good idea to you, you can do it now. Just know that doing so probably makes you a sub-human monster.

Read More

© 2019 The Mary Sue, LLC | About Us | Advertise | Subscription FAQ | Privacy | User Agreement | Contact | RSS RSS
Dan Abrams, Founder

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. Gossip Cop