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Movies you like that everyone hates.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:22 AM

OPPYH


Ok, so my friend tried getting me hooked on Repo: The Genetic Opera. I got through about five minutes of it. I could not stand it.

So my question is what are some of the movies that you like that your friends and/or relatives despise?

-Vampires Kiss(1989) It is a strange film, and Nic Cage plays a lunatic very well. I really like it. All my friends hate it.

-Doctor Detroit(1983) Showed some friends clips of it, they laughed me out of the room.

-Slacker(1991) Richard Linklater's crowning achievement in my opinion. Shot in Austin, Texas 16mm. Some family members liked Dazed and Confused, so I let them borrow Slacker. They didn't speak to me for a while(because I wasted 2 hours of their life).



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:35 AM

BRUCEPLUTO


Let’s see,


Firefly,
Galaxy Quest.
Planet of the Apes, ( the Heston Movie)


And there are 6,732 others that I just can’t think of now. Give me a minute….

BP

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:36 AM

CHRISISALL


Batman & Robin- to me it's like a big-budget version of the 60's TV show. Only Sonisall & I like it, every other human in this system seems to despise it.

2010- most fans of 2001 seem to blow it off (Okay, it's not perfection like the first), but I like it, in the way that I Like Beneath The Planet of The Apes, even though the first was WAAAAY better.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:04 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by BrucePluto:
Let’s see,


Firefly,
Galaxy Quest.
Planet of the Apes, ( the Heston Movie)


BP



Uh, what makes you think any of those are hated? One is widely considered a classic, one a successful and well reviewed flick, and the other is, well Firefly.


Now, Chris is onto something.... as I hate Batman & Robin with a fiery passion, as does just about everyone I know.

Me, I'm going to go with Highlander 2 (though I still dislike large chunks of it).

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:36 AM

JAKE7


I love the Weekend at Bernie's movies. Most of my friends make fun of me about it.

The whole premise is ridiculous, but it still makes me laugh.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:41 AM

ZEEK


Matrix Reloaded that one wasn't so bad in my opinion. I didn't really care for the cheesy Neo vs. a ton of Smiths fight, but everything else more or less worked.

I'll agree that Revolutions missed the mark by a wide margin.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:43 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:


Now, Chris is onto something.... as I hate Batman & Robin with a fiery passion, as does just about everyone I know.

See?
Quote:


Me, I'm going to go with Highlander 2

Now, I hate that with a fiery passion (and I even gave the newer Director's Cut a try- *YUCK*). The ONLY flick I hate more is Matrix: Revulsions.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:47 AM

STORYMARK


I actually like both Matrix sequels, myself - though of the two I prefer Revolutions.

I think they committed the sin of not telling the story people wanted to see, but I appreciate that they shot for a much deeper, cerebral plot than 99% of action flicks go for.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:48 AM

CHRISISALL


Batman & Robin was hi-larious.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:13 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Constantine. I don't know if it's so much that people hate it as it is that they hate Keanu Reeves, but I personally really like him. He is great in this movie too, he just needs to not play emotional characters is all...
Also I know a lot of people didn't like it because of the differences between the movie and Hellblazer, the comic it was inspired by. But I still think it is good regardless.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:26 AM

PHOENIXROSE

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Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
2010- most fans of 2001 seem to blow it off


My ex is a fan of both, if it makes you feel better. I mean, to the point he can recite along to the dialogue.

I can't think of anything I really like that is widely despised. I can think of quite a few things that seem to be widely liked but I haven't been able to sit through and/or have no interest in watching. This could be because I'm highly prone to hype backlash, or it could just be the things that amuse or delight my friends don't always amuse or delight me.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:58 AM

THEHAPPYTRADER


Kung Pow enter the fist! I thought it was hilarious but most of my friends see it as an insult to their intelligences. I do too, but it still makes me laugh.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:05 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by TheHappyTrader:
Kung Pow enter the fist! I thought it was hilarious but most of my friends see it as an insult to their intelligences. I do too, but it still makes me laugh.



Wow, I had forgotten that one. I watched it when a "friend" recommended it.

We're not friends anymore.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:08 AM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Ok, so my friend tried getting me hooked on Repo: The Genetic Opera. I got through about five minutes of it. I could not stand it.



Also, I forgot to mention in my other post about this movie. My sister was totally obsessed with it for a while, and made me watch it. Honestly it was one of the most disconnected, poorly written and plotholerrific things I have ever seen. Also the music is just aimless cacophony. Yet it is one of those things with a huge and very obsessive fanbase. I just don't understand.
Ahem. anyway I can sympathize with you on that one.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:11 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Ok, so my friend tried getting me hooked on Repo: The Genetic Opera. I got through about five minutes of it. I could not stand it.

So my question is what are some of the movies that you like that your friends and/or relatives despise?

-Vampires Kiss(1989) It is a strange film, and Nic Cage plays a lunatic very well. I really like it. All my friends hate it.

-Doctor Detroit(1983) Showed some friends clips of it, they laughed me out of the room.

-Slacker(1991) Richard Linklater's crowning achievement in my opinion. Shot in Austin, Texas 16mm. Some family members liked Dazed and Confused, so I let them borrow Slacker. They didn't speak to me for a while(because I wasted 2 hours of their life).



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Love "Slacker"! That was my real introduction to Austin when I moved here. We made a point of doing a "Slacker Tour" that we invented, tracking down every place that we could identify from the movie - G&N Steakhouse, Mount Bonnell, etc. - and going there.

One of my wife's old room-mates has a small role in the movie, as a doorman at the nightclub. His name is (no kidding) Electric Lord. It was Eric Lord, but he changed it to Electric, adding the "lect" to the middle. :)


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:13 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Batman & Robin- to me it's like a big-budget version of the 60's TV show. Only Sonisall & I like it, every other human in this system seems to despise it.

2010- most fans of 2001 seem to blow it off (Okay, it's not perfection like the first), but I like it, in the way that I Like Beneath The Planet of The Apes, even though the first was WAAAAY better.


The laughing Chrisisall






I *liked* 2010, but it had its issues. Still, it does a fantastic job of "explaining" the first movie to those as needs it told... And of course Jupiter is just gorgeous.


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

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Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:39 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Love "Slacker"! That was my real introduction to Austin when I moved here. We made a point of doing a "Slacker Tour" that we invented, tracking down every place that we could identify from the movie - G&N Steakhouse, Mount Bonnell, etc. - and going there.

One of my wife's old room-mates has a small role in the movie, as a doorman at the nightclub. His name is (no kidding) Electric Lord. It was Eric Lord, but he changed it to Electric, adding the "lect" to the middle. :)



Alright! Another fan. To be honest It is probably one of my favorite films of all time. Because of it's non-linear approach to film, and the amazing writing on the part of Richard Linklater. Some of his thoughts on life are very intriguing, at his worst his characters tend to seem a little schizo. He has amazing potential, and though Waking Life was good, I just didn't connect with the film.

Here's to the next great Linklater film!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:39 AM

CYBERSNARK


Star Trek Nemesis. I maintain that the holographic confrontation between Shinzon and Picard summarizes the entire point of Star Trek. (Are we simply the result of the events that shape us, or do we have the capability to choose to be better than the world makes us?) It also has one of a handful of space battles in modern Trek that doesn't require the ships to be so close they can scrape hulls (space is huge, guys. You don't have to crowd together).

Devlin & Emmerich's Godzilla was no worse than any of the Toho canon. Godzilla has never been Shakespearean drama, and anyone who honestly expected the American version to be has no business reviewing movies. It also spawned one of my favourite animated series.



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:03 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
.....has never been Shakespearean drama, and anyone who honestly expected the American version to be has no business reviewing movies.



That argument, as a defense of anything, always strikes me as weak.

There are about a billion degrees between Shakespeare and utter crap. But every time that defense is employed, it tends to be for stuff that hews much closer to the utter crap end of the scale.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:06 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Love "Slacker"! That was my real introduction to Austin when I moved here. We made a point of doing a "Slacker Tour" that we invented, tracking down every place that we could identify from the movie - G&N Steakhouse, Mount Bonnell, etc. - and going there.

One of my wife's old room-mates has a small role in the movie, as a doorman at the nightclub. His name is (no kidding) Electric Lord. It was Eric Lord, but he changed it to Electric, adding the "lect" to the middle. :)



Alright! Another fan. To be honest It is probably one of my favorite films of all time. Because of it's non-linear approach to film, and the amazing writing on the part of Richard Linklater. Some of his thoughts on life are very intriguing, at his worst his characters tend to seem a little schizo. He has amazing potential, and though Waking Life was good, I just didn't connect with the film.

Here's to the next great Linklater film!

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Yup - I loved that the "star" of the movie was the camera itself. You're just along for the ride, seeing whatever the camera sees along its ride through an ordinary day in an extraordinary city.

And I loved Dazed & Confused, too. Again, lots of familiar stomping grounds in that one.


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 9:33 AM

JONGSSTRAW


I think most of these movies were not generally well recieved by the public or critics, but I like 'em all:

2010
Time Machine - remake
Final Countdown
Strange Invaders
Philadelphia Experiment
Millenium
Invaders From Mars - remake
Streets Of Fire
Valley Girl
Limit Up
Heart Like A Wheel
North Shore
Genghis Khan
Revolution
Wild Things
Mark Of The Devil
Candy
The Black Hole
Masters Of The Universe
Red Sonja
The Last Legion
Sword and the Sorceror
Indestructible Man
Killers From Space
Altered States
Outland
Highlander 2
Electric Dreams
This Property is Condemned
Crimes Of Passion
Brainstorm
Lords Of Discipline
Creepshow
Wild In The Streets
Hollywood Knights





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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:16 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quite a few on Jongsstraw's list that I like too, and I'm not so sure all of them were negatively reviewed on first release.

The ones I like:
2010
Strange Invaders
Streets of Fire
Heart Like a Wheel
Altered States
Outland
Electric Dreams
Brainstorm

However, I have to say that anyone who puts Wild Things on the "Like" list is highly suspect.

Put me down on the Love Linklater list too, especially Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, and most definitely Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The only things of his I haven't liked were ones he did not write the screenplay - Bad News Bears, School of Rock, etc.

I've been trying to think of something that I like a lot but that most others don't, but I'm not sure. Maybe "A Boy and His Dog." Reviews for it ranged from very negative to "possibly the best SF film ever made" (Vincent Canby, NY Times).

There is another that I like that perhaps many others haven't even seen, so I have no idea how many would like it or hate it. Richard Lester's "The Bed-Sitting Room" from 1969.



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:20 AM

CHRISISALL


Put me down for Streets Of Fire & Outland as well.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:23 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
I think most of these movies were not generally well recieved by the public or critics, but I like 'em all:

2010
Time Machine - remake
Final Countdown
Strange Invaders
Philadelphia Experiment
Millenium
Invaders From Mars - remake
Streets Of Fire
Valley Girl
Limit Up
Heart Like A Wheel
North Shore
Genghis Khan
Revolution
Wild Things
Mark Of The Devil
Candy
The Black Hole
Masters Of The Universe
Red Sonja
The Last Legion
Sword and the Sorceror
Indestructible Man
Killers From Space
Altered States
Outland
Highlander 2
Electric Dreams
This Property is Condemned
Crimes Of Passion
Brainstorm
Lords Of Discipline
Creepshow
Wild In The Streets
Hollywood Knights










Electric Dreams... I liked that one back in the day. Creator, too. :)


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:28 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quite a few on Jongsstraw's list that I like too, and I'm not so sure all of them were negatively reviewed on first release.

The ones I like:
2010
Strange Invaders
Streets of Fire
Heart Like a Wheel
Altered States
Outland
Electric Dreams
Brainstorm

However, I have to say that anyone who puts Wild Things on the "Like" list is highly suspect.

Put me down on the Love Linklater list too, especially Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, and most definitely Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The only things of his I haven't liked were ones he did not write the screenplay - Bad News Bears, School of Rock, etc.

I've been trying to think of something that I like a lot but that most others don't, but I'm not sure. Maybe "A Boy and His Dog." Reviews for it ranged from very negative to "possibly the best SF film ever made" (Vincent Canby, NY Times).

There is another that I like that perhaps many others haven't even seen, so I have no idea how many would like it or hate it. Richard Lester's "The Bed-Sitting Room" from 1969.






Loved "A Boy and His Dog". Possibly the only decent thing Don Johnson has ever been in.

I'll add Something Wild, with Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta, and Melanie Griffith? Jonathan Demme directed.

Also "The Lathe of Heaven", but that was done as a miniseries on PBS, not a full-on feature film, so it may not count. Then it was redone by Sci-Fi, I think.


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:37 AM

LWAVES



Glengarry Glen Ross

I don't know how this movie fares with the rest of the world but all my friends think it is a boring, pointless film. Me, I really like like it and shows what a group of actors can do when sets and props are limited. And it shows that (some) stage plays can be adapted to the screen. An actor friend of mine insists that they can't be adapted well enough to be worth watching.

Hudsucker Proxy
Not so much hated by my friends as met with a kind of 'half-hearted' shrug and an 'It's okay-ish' reply. I gather from reviews that this is a general reaction. Personally I really like it's subtle charm and consider it one of the better Coen Bros movies.



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Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:44 AM

MAL4PREZ


I liked Something Wild. Saw it long long ago though, so I don't know if I'd still like it now. Melanie Griffith is so cool.

I don't know if it's universally hated, but I certainly know some folks who couldn't stand Marie Antoinette. Yeah, I'd have been happier if they didn't cast a well-known actress, but Kirsten Dunst was actually pretty good. More importantly, the costumes and location and color palette are so sumptuous that I can (and probably have) watch that movie a million times over. And I like the modern punk-girl music.

Also: Showgirls. Horrible movie, yet oddly fascinating. I'd watch it again if it was on. (Wouldn't buy it though.)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:17 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by OPPYH:
Quote:

So my question is what are some of the movies that you like that your friends and/or relatives despise?


Gremlins II the New Batch. To me it's way better than the first film, which is far too sentimental.

Alien III - Yeah I like it, and I like it more than Aliens. (But ALIEN is still the best)

The Timothy Dalton Bond films:
Living Daylights and License To Kill. Whenever I mention I like these films over the Connery ones I get looks like I killed a puppy's cuddly toy or something.




Cartoons - http://cirqusartsandmusic.blogspot.com

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:26 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by mal4prez:
I liked Something Wild. Saw it long long ago though, so I don't know if I'd still like it now. Melanie Griffith is so cool.

I don't know if it's universally hated, but I certainly know some folks who couldn't stand Marie Antoinette. Yeah, I'd have been happier if they didn't cast a well-known actress, but Kirsten Dunst was actually pretty good. More importantly, the costumes and location and color palette are so sumptuous that I can (and probably have) watch that movie a million times over. And I like the modern punk-girl music.

Also: Showgirls. Horrible movie, yet oddly fascinating. I'd watch it again if it was on. (Wouldn't buy it though.)

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Showgirls transcends badness. It's so awful, so camp, so kitsch, that it becomes AWESOME in its level of suck.




The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:33 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Glengarry Glen Ross

I don't know how this movie fares with the rest of the world but all my friends think it is a boring, pointless film. Me, I really like like it and shows what a group of actors can do when sets and props are limited. And it shows that (some) stage plays can be adapted to the screen. An actor friend of mine insists that they can't be adapted well enough to be worth watching.



Loved it.

Quote:


Hudsucker Proxy
Not so much hated by my friends as met with a kind of 'half-hearted' shrug and an 'It's okay-ish' reply. I gather from reviews that this is a general reaction. Personally I really like it's subtle charm and consider it one of the better Coen Bros movies.



I confess - that's been my general reaction, too. But there ARE some really great lines in there, like his tag-line for the hoop: "You know... for kids." That line still lives on at my house; my wife and I say it at the oddest times...

I might have to give it another watch sometime.


The modern definition of "socialist" is anyone who's winning an argument against a tea-bagger.

AURaptor's Greatest Hits:

Friday, September 24, 2010
I hate Obama's America. You're damn right about that.


Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:51 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Glengarry Glen Ross

I don't know how this movie fares with the rest of the world but all my friends think it is a boring, pointless film. Me, I really like like it and shows what a group of actors can do when sets and props are limited. And it shows that (some) stage plays can be adapted to the screen. An actor friend of mine insists that they can't be adapted well enough to be worth watching.



Pretty highly regarded amongst film nuts and theatre fans. But yeah, not the cup o' tea for the general audience.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 2:54 PM

GWEK


Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
Zorro, the Gay Blade
Sex Drive
Survivors (British TV series)

www.stillflying.net: "Here's how it might have been..."

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:06 PM

BIGRICHARD


urm...let me see...

The Fountain - some regard it highly, others hate it, didn't do so well either...

Jersey Girl - Kevin Smiths most hated, apparently. I love it.

Zodiac - what're the thoughts on this nowadays? I remember when it came out everyone seemed to bitch about it...I love it

Constantine - Someone mentioned it above, I too thought it was pretty great

From Hell - Yet to read the graphic novel, and I'm sure it's better, blah blah, but I kinda dug the film. Not perfect, but meh.

Superman Returns - So many people bitch, but so much was fantastic. Didn't like the whole kryptonite weakness deal again, but Routh was a great Superman AND Clark, and Spacey made a pretty decent Luthor. Great Clark/Lois/Supes stuff.

The Amityville Horror (remake) - Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Chloe Moretz. What's not to like?

Land of the Dead - Yeah, yeah, it's got it's oddities, and it was fairly obvious with its commentaries, but it was a damn fine film. Dennis Hopper was great.

Cloverfield - Yes, it's fairly popular, but a lot of people seem to hate on it for the camera use and the 'unrealistic amount of lame "oh god" dialogue.' A MONSTER IS ATTACKING THE CITY! Surely you don't believe you'd be using extremely eloquent speeches professing your distress in that situation? And the camera worked. I loved it.

That should do for now.
Anyone love any of these too? Please say you're out there!!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 4:52 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:


Gremlins II the New Batch. To me it's way better than the first film, which is far too sentimental.


Som, yer killin' me here... *cries*

*cries some more*

"Bye Billy."

*cries even more...*


The semi-serious Chrisisall


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:27 PM

SINGATE


Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man
Hudson Hawk

I have never been in earshot of anyone who would admit to liking either of these but I find them both very entertaining.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:54 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:
Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man
Hudson Hawk

I have never been in earshot of anyone who would admit to liking either of these but I find them both very entertaining.

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[raises hand]

Hate to say it, but I found Hudson Hawk at least mildly enjoyable. I watched it on TV, and didn't feel like I'd been robbed of my time. It was silly, but it was supposed to be silly.


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Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:17 PM

JOURNEY


10 Things I Hate About You
I recently got in trouble with my brother for owning this. Yeah, it's cheesy and a total dumb "Let's make Shakespeare modern", but the casting and soundtrack are just fun.

A Knight's Tale
Everybody hated the music...that it wasn't accurate, but I liked it. Can't stand the "princess" actress, but for Alan Tudyk I will put up with a lot.

Lady Hawke
A lot of people I know get stuck on the weird soundtrack (which I do agree is very bad), but its the sweetest tragic story ever with the cutest narrator.

On the other side of things, I hate and don't understand why others love:

Napoleon Dynamite
Except for the part with the shotgun and the inquisitive cow and the school bus. Everything else is just painful.

He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not
My mom raved and raved. It was ten years before I took any cinematic advise from her again. Terrible movie, of course her description of the plot didn't help...she said it was a misunderstood romantic comedy. It's more creepy stalker needs a permanent padded room.

Anything Audrey Hepburn
My sister has issued an edict prohibiting me from discussing this further. And that's all I can say on the matter.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:42 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Oh...the list of films I like that others can't stand is rather long. From what I can rattle off immediately, here are the highlights:

Independence Day --> it's 10 kinds of pro-USA jingoism, but it's a film I've always loved for the fact one of the primary heroes is a massive geek and techie, not a commando or police officer. Oh, and also cuz Adam Baldwin's in it ;D

The Last Starfighter --> besides being the first film (or one of the first films) to do complex VFX via computer, the film always gets me revved up from its ode to "The Hero's Journey." Plus, Robert Preston channeling Harold Hill as the alien shyster Centauri!

Driven --> let's see...car racing, check. Estella Warren, check. Sylvester Stallone, check! It's far from Oscar material but I seriously enjoyed this tale of old dogs teaching young guns some tricks :)

Grindhouse: Planet Terror --> when a film has the director himself cameo as an virus-infected soldier whose wedding tackle is shown (from the back and between the legs) to be MELTING OFF, you know it's high quality horror ;D

Robot Jox --> you can tell the majority of the budget went to the VFX (giant 'Mech battles!) with this awesome piece of B-grade excellence, BUT I appreciate what Stuart Gordon & Co. were doing with the project!

"The revenge of the beaten comes in refusing to fall." -- Mal, in "The Losing Side - Chapter 45" by jetflair

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 10:41 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Quote:

Som, yer killin' me here... *cries*

*cries some more*

"Bye Billy."

*cries even more...*



Sorry Big 'C' but I'm partial to Tex Avery and The New Batch is similar with it's anarchic humour. Plus y'know Christopher Lee!


Cartoons - http://cirqusartsandmusic.blogspot.com

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 10:43 PM

HKCAVALIER


I'm always happy when I find out someone enjoyed a movie I hated--makes me feel better about all the love and hard work the artists responsible put into the thing, y'know?

And it always makes me happy to discover a movie everyone told me was just terrible and find that I like it.

In no particular order and by no means exhaustive:

All three Matrix films--I think the writing actually improves over the course of the trilogy--there's something kinda lame and Star Warsy for me about the dialogue in the first film. Can't really see how the word "cheesy" could apply to the fight with a hundred Smiths.

Alien 3 is my favorite of the series. Alien is, of course, a masterpiece, but the third one is my personal favorite

Mary Reilly

Forrest Gump
--sure, it was hugely successful, but most the folks I knew at the time reviled it

Johny Mnemonic

Masters of the Universe
was bloody brilliant!

Vampire's Kiss is one of my favorite Cage performances

Ghost Rider

Next

Popeye


If I still had the huge crush I once had on Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hudsucker Proxy would still be my favorite Coen Brothers movie

Intolerable Cruelty

2012
, best John Cusack performance in a long, long time

Aeon Flux

Lynch's Dune

The Saint

My Blue Heaven

Waterworld
, not the greatest movie ever made, but still, perfectly watchable

The Lake House

Freddy Got Fingered

A.I.

Titan AE

The Avengers


Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame

Miami Vice

The Story of Us

Bewitched

The Day the Earth Stood Still
(no, not that one, THAT one)

Gun Shy

Backtrack

Crash
(both of them)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

HKCavalier

Hey, hey, hey, don't be mean. We don't have to be mean, because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 1:14 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Lake Placid

Night Shift

Chronicles of Riddick




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Friday, October 8, 2010 1:35 AM

CHRISISALL


I got another: Deep Blue Sea


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, October 8, 2010 1:56 AM

RIVERLOVE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

Night Shift



Brilliant! Let's put the mayonnaise right in there with the tuna!

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Friday, October 8, 2010 2:04 AM

RIVERLOVE


Quote:

Originally posted by HKCavalier:
Alien 3 is my favorite of the series. Alien is, of course, a masterpiece, but the third one is my personal favorite

Mine too! That is quite rare from my experience in talking about Alien films. I love the dirty gritiness of the cast and setting. Charles S. Dutton and Charles Dance's performances were terrific.



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Friday, October 8, 2010 2:47 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Riverlove:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

Night Shift



Brilliant! Let's put the mayonnaise right in there with the tuna!



" I'm an idea man, Chuck. "

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."


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Friday, October 8, 2010 4:50 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by Journey:

A Knight's Tale
Everybody hated the music...that it wasn't accurate, but I liked it. Can't stand the "princess" actress, but for Alan Tudyk I will put up with a lot.



I too liked the music, made the film stand out. Yeah the 'princess' actress was pretty bad. I always thought he should have ditched her at the end and gone with the blacksmith (played by the beautiful and underated Laura Fraser). I see comparisons between her and Kaylee.
Plus Alan Tudyk and Paul Bettany are great as support.

Quote:


10 Things I Hate About You
Lady Hawke



I like both of these, especially Ladyhawke. Matthew Brodericks voiceover/camera interaction is one of the highlights of the film.

Quote:


Napoleon Dynamite
Except for the part with the shotgun and the inquisitive cow and the school bus. Everything else is just painful.



I can't say I found anything likable about this movie yet my friends that have seen it really love it.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Friday, October 8, 2010 5:45 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by Journey:
On the other side of things, I hate and don't understand why others love:

Napoleon Dynamite
Except for the part with the shotgun and the inquisitive cow and the school bus. Everything else is just painful.


So very much agreed, except that I didn't think there was a moment of unpainful. This is the movie that has inspired me to always drive my own car everywhere I go, because my ride refused to leave when I wanted to.

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Friday, October 8, 2010 5:58 AM

STORYMARK


These lists are always amusing. We're to the point now where people are listing, as movies people hate, massive successes and best picture winners - two conditions that require a great deal of good will for a film to reach.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Friday, October 8, 2010 7:39 AM

BRIGLAD


Some of my favs...




















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Friday, October 8, 2010 8:17 AM

JOSSISAGOD


My guilty pleasure:



Fe'nos Tol
JOSSIS(Most Definitely)AGOD
Self appointed Forsaken! Been on the list for a while now!
98% of teens have smoked pot, if you are one of the 2% that haven't, copy this into your signature.
"Look at me, I'm STUPID!" The Doctor.

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