Celebrate Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies With Rotten Tomatoes's Book on the Best Bad Films

While you probably loved Space Jam as a kid, critics were far less enchanted with the thought of Michael Jordan playing hoops with Elmer Fudd.
While you probably loved Space Jam as a kid, critics were far less enchanted with the thought of Michael Jordan playing hoops with Elmer Fudd.
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For over 20 years, Rotten Tomatoes has aggregated movie and TV show reviews from thousands of critics, giving fans a quick overview of the consensus before buying a ticket. However, viewers don't always agree with the website's Tomatometer rating system—and sometimes, neither do the folks behind Rotten Tomatoes. This is why the site's editors decided to discuss some of their favorite films that were famously bashed by critics in the new book Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They’re Good.

In the book (Amazon $20), you’ll find breakdowns and full-on love letters to movies like Space Jam (1996), Home Alone 2 (1992), The Cable Guy (1996), and Masters of the Universe (1987)—all of which got slapped with the dreaded "rotten" label upon release. Some movies even get a defense written by prominent critics like Leonard Maltin or the Village Voice's Bilge Ebiri, for just a bit more credibility.

The movies themselves are broken up into different sections, including popular flicks that critics hated, cult classics, underrated titles, overlooked sequels, and more. It's the perfect way for spurned cinephiles to mount a defense for their favorite guilty pleasure, while learning something new at the same time (like how John Travolta has the longest consecutive streak of 0-percent films with five from 2016-2019).

The new book by Rotten Tomatoes
Director Paul Feig wrote the foreword to the book.
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If you're still in the mood to read about famously bad movies, learn why Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) might actually be the worst movie of all time. Or, if you'd rather, you can check out 15 other potential runners-up for the worst films ever made by heading here.

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This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.