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If you have what was it?

Here's <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000007420jan30.story" target="_blank">a LA Times article</a> on this subject.
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I wanted to walk out of South Park at a few parts. I really didn't have to see some of the things I saw. But then I reminded myself to just relax and laugh.
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Because I scrutinize so heavily on movies I *might* see I rarely end up deeming them worthy and do go see them. I'm way to critical and cerebral about this. I mean, it's a movie for God's sake!

That being said, I see 1-3 movies per year in the theatre. So, since I go to so few movies I make sure I'm quite certain I'll enjoy the film. But, I just don't enjoy sitting in a room with 50 loud annoying people who find it so witty to make sarcastic remarks during the movie to their companions.

I'm more of a home theatre person. Once they get to DVD, I buy them and watch them! So I do like movies, just after I've analyzed them to death in the peaceful quiet of my own home.

Twisted, eh?
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post #5 of 55
I'm to cheap to walk out, I want my money's worth... Plus I make sure the movies I go see are worth seeing... $10 a ticket?!? you have to research now!!!
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Edit: ditto Ybot, although those witty comments can be fun sometimes... esp. when you piss people off... thats usually what i do when the movie is bad...

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I walked out on a dance performance once. It was horrible. It went on forever. Out of 30 dancers about 4 were good. Plus they were doing this thing where everyone on stage got to do a little solo. I just had to leave.
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Pi was a GREAT movie... but thats just me (i didnt see it in the theatre tho...)
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Never have, but I've never seen a movie in a theater that would potentially drive me away. I don't go to the movie theater enough as it is.
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Speechless

Nevermind the stupid, humorless plot; the on-screen chemistry between Geena Davis and Michael Keaton or anyone on Earth for that matter is enough in itself to make me want to leave. I've since learned my lesson and avoid all of her movies.

Hollow Man

Unpalatable, unlikable characters, terrible plot, worse acting and reliance on special effects as a gimmick made this one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life.
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<strong>I've since learned my lesson and avoid all of her movies.</strong><hr></blockquote>

She was good in <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0116908" target="_blank">The Long Kiss Goodnight</a> with Samuel L Jackson.
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[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>I walked out on a dance performance once. It was horrible. It went on forever. Out of 30 dancers about 4 were good. Plus they were doing this thing where everyone on stage got to do a little solo. I just had to leave.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I've seen these before. I have a friend who's in an amateur dancing group. I was very ready to leave mid-way, but I didn't want my departure to be seen as an insult, so I just stuck it out. . . Oof.
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I've sat through some excruciating stuff (film school) because I had to, but I've rarely gone to a movie in the theater where I didn't know what to expect. The only really bad ones I've sat through were my girlfriend's choices, so I couldn't leave even if I wanted to.

I saw LOST HIGHWAY in a theater in Bellingham, Washington where about twenty people walked out of the showing in 7-10 groups. And that was one of my favorite movies ever!
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Pi was a GREAT movie... but thats just me (i didnt see it in the theatre tho...)

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I agree,I count it among the best movies ever made.
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[quote]I saw LOST HIGHWAY in a theater in Bellingham, Washington where about twenty people walked out of the showing in 7-10 groups. And that was one of my favorite movies ever![/QB]<hr></blockquote>

Another vote for Lost Highway! My favorite movie of all time. (Memento gets the #2 spot... it's a tight race...)

Haven't walked out of anything, but I did fall asleep during the Blair Witch Project.
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[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>Haven't walked out of anything, but I did fall asleep during the Blair Witch Project.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It seems like I'm the only hardcore fan of The Blair Witch Project (I mean the first one, not the money-soaked studio sequel). Everyone I make sit through it breathes a great sigh of relief once it ends and then proceeds to tear it to shreds. I guess I'm weird or something.
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[quote]Originally posted by psantora:
<strong>Pi was a GREAT movie... but thats just me (i didnt see it in the theatre tho...)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Didn't the same guy who wrote and/or directed Pi also do Pitch Black? If so, I'm even more skeptical of that movie because Pitch Black was mediocre at best. I could name 100 other movies in the same genre I liked more than it.

However, the premiss for Pi does sound interesting. Isn't it about an autistic man with an affinity for math who finds a pattern in the stock market which has the potential to make trillions or something? But if it's getting such high reviews here I might just head over to HMV and pick up the DVD...assuming it is available on DVD.

Anyway, I might check it out, I've just never heard that much about it. I can't even recall it ever being released in the theatres here.
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Have any of you ever seen David Cronenberg's movie "Crash"? I would have walked out on that if I was in the threatre. But I'd never pay money to see that tripe. I saw it on Showcase (Canada's artsy borderline softcore porn 'film arts' TV channel. They get away with it by showing obscure and controversial movies over and over like 'Bad Lieutenant'...ANYWAY) a few weeks ago. It was pretty weird, and mostly pointless. About people who get their jollies by watching or being in car wrecks. Anyway, that just popped into my head as one movie I'd walk out on.

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post #18 of 55
Holy gadzooks!!! You guys are praising Pi and Lost Highway? *sniff!** I love you guys! *sniff*

I've had terrible times watching David Lynch movies in the theatre... Whenever I go, the crowds are always losers. I saw Mulholland drive, and some dorks in the back row laughed pretty much all the way through... ruined the movie for me. The second time I saw Lost Highway in the theatre ( ) same thing. During the moments of greatest intensity/creepiness, some lifeless son of a whore laughed with is lamer friends... sigh.

Pi rocked. The guy who did that did requiem for a dream, too. Pi was phenomenal.
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post #19 of 55
I walked out of I think it was called HELL'S GATE and went across the hall to see WAR GAMES.

"Would you like to play a game?"

And after that, Matthew Broderick's name was well known!
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post #20 of 55
"Breaking the Waves." It was filmed in a shakey, handheld-camera style similar to Blair Witch Project, and gave me motion sickness. I literally walked out of the theater wanting to puke my guts out.



It was supposed to have been a good movie, though. Too bad. Haven't seen any of the Blair Witch moives for the same reason.

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post #21 of 55
[quote]Originally posted by Ybot:
<strong>Have any of you ever seen David Cronenberg's movie "Crash"? I would have walked out on that if I was in the threatre. But I'd never pay money to see that tripe. I saw it on Showcase (Canada's artsy borderline softcore porn 'film arts' TV channel. They get away with it by showing obscure and controversial movies over and over like 'Bad Lieutenant'...ANYWAY) a few weeks ago. It was pretty weird, and mostly pointless. About people who get their jollies by watching or being in car wrecks. Anyway, that just popped into my head as one movie I'd walk out on.

-Y</strong><hr></blockquote>

I actually DID walk out on this movie!!

I didn't know what it was about and a buddy of mine convinced me to go see it. He said "I think its about who get a big thrill out of car crashes". It was a boring night and we had nothing better to do.

It was so incredibly bad we walked out half way through and demanded our money back. Didn't get cash but got free passes to another movie of our choice.
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post #22 of 55
I regularly walk out on sappy movies my wife makes me watch. I usually hop to another movie until hers is done
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Lost Highway is the worst movie David Lynch has done. Dune was a masterwork of epic proportions compared to that piece of garbage.
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post #24 of 55
"Sister Act 2"

When I lived in Milwaukee I saw a sneak preview of "Pulp Fiction." This was before anyone had heard of it or knew what it was. A few older people walked out. (I stayed.)

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post #25 of 55
Boogie Nights - way, way, WAY too slow in pacing. Also, maybe I'm insensitive, but I can't stand watching clueless people doing stupid things in their pathetic, depressing lives.

Eyes Wide Shut - well, we were actually walking out of the movie when it ended, so that might not count.

Hudson Hawk- I didn't walk out, but only because I was curious to see if it could get any worse.

Oh, and i thought Pi was pretty cool for a cheap, capuccino theater type pic. Don't think i could watch it twice, though.

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post #26 of 55
Groverat you are wrong about Lost Highway.

As far as seeing his films, here in Pittsburgh, I have found that even if a good movie is playing at a major Ciniplex with the comfortable stadium seating it is really best to go to an out of the way theatre where the "rabble" wouldn't think to go.

I saw In The Bedroom at a Ciniplex, and because the movie has been getting good press, people came to see it that had no idea what to expect: one family brought their 9 year old kid who jumped around on the seats and stood up and talked and moaned etc throughout. Other people took cellphone calls and talked at full volume...FULL VOLUME "Yo...hey...what's up?... uh....nuthin...yeah....ok..." etc. That kind of thing. The idiots couldn't imagine that somebody might have enjoyed a movie without ubiquitous sound-track music and action action action. The same with the Tannenbaums . . .and people left in droves . . .but that was only an entertaining movie...not that great...no way comparable to Rushmore.
Now I know: if the movie is even slightly obscure then see it at an obscure theatre.


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[quote]Originally posted by Ybot:
<strong>Didn't the same guy who wrote and/or directed Pi also do Pitch Black? If so, I'm even more skeptical of that movie because Pitch Black was mediocre at best. I could name 100 other movies in the same genre I liked more than it. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Nope, the director of Pi is Darren Aronofsky, and his only other feature film was REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.

PITCH BLACK was fairly mediocre but I don't think Mr. Aronofsky wants to take the blame for it!
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Lost Highway is the worst movie David Lynch has done. Dune was a masterwork of epic proportions compared to that piece of garbage.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Geez, mix in an IMHO, would you?
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Pitch Black was mediocre, but somehow it used its genre form well and made an entertaining movie given the limitations of those conventions. I didn't expect better.. And I didn't get it.

The crash scene was good though.
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post #30 of 55
Yes, one movie I walked out of was "Velvet Goldmine" a gay director's interpretation of the Glitter Rock scene in England. When he tried to suggest that the David Bowie character butt foocked Iggy Pop's character in the movie I split...in reality neither ever had a relationship of that nature...purely creative. I guess the director had to pursue his own wet dream...

Hedwig and the Angry Inch was way better than that tripe...

I pretty much stay away from any movie who's trailer has all the best scenes in it...
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post #31 of 55
I walked out of "Lost Highway". Not because I hated it, but because I was in a small theater sitting too close to some old &lt;ahem&gt; person who loudly criticized it practically frame-by-frame, and told everyone who sussed her to drop dead. So rather than killing her, I walked and got my money back. I really would have enjoyed snapping the old bat's neck, though.

I lucked out on "Mulholland Dr", though. I saw it at the Vista with a really quiet, respectful crowd. Great experience, and after I went to a great David Lynchian restaurant adjacent to the theater for a drink. It was downstairs, had neon-colored sombrero's on the walls, and a really cheesy band. It was great.
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post #32 of 55
When Trainspotting came out, everyone over the age of 35 walked out. Obviously I stayed. ")
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Of course Pitch Black is formulaic crap, and did nothing to redefine its genre, but it was so much better than most other attempts at the same story.

Did anyone see Ghosts of Mars? Same story, but that was just so awful.

Of course my opinion has nothing to do with the fact Vin Diesel is in Pitch Black. No sir.

Last movie I walked out of was a preview screening of Crossroads, the Britney Spears thing.

I didn't pay to get in, but I'd have paid to get out.
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Never walked out of a movie. Should have walked out of "Joe's Volacano" but I was on a first date and the fact that the movie was bad didn't hurt the direction the movie was going, if you catch my meaning, so I wasn't about to change gears on the date.

What's up with "The Lost Highway" I hated that movie. Expected much more from David Lynch.

It was almost as though he was being obscure just to be obscure. I sat and watched that movie a couple of times with a variety of people and none of us could get the point of it. I mean, yeah, there's a creepy devil guy and a few 'symbolic' characters. You can piece together a plot however you want, I guess. But what was the real 'point' of the movie. What was it really even about??

Even Space Odyssey 2001 was more interesting than Lost Highway. At least it had a plot or a point.

Was I just missing some secret code in the credits or something??
post #35 of 55
I'd never walk out on a movie. If it's really bad I stay to be amused by it's lameness.

I often fall asleep in really mediocre movies, though, and I snore LOUD!

It last happened in 13 Ghosts. My friends tell me I unleashed the first snort right at one of those cheap "quiet, tense" moments, and half the theater jumped!

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[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
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Nope, the director of Pi is Darren Aronofsky, and his only other feature film was REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.

PITCH BLACK was fairly mediocre but I don't think Mr. Aronofsky wants to take the blame for it!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh good, because I was quite impressed with Requiem for a Dream. I've seen it 3x and every time I watch it I feel ill because it's SO well done! They should show it to high school kids to deter them from becoming junkies.

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If I, in any way, paid to see a movie, I wouldn't walk out on it, no matter how bad. Plus, I'd want to see how bad it could really get.

The last HORRIBLE movie I saw was "Haunted Honeymoon" with Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner. I thought, when selecting it at Blockbuster, "Gee, it has two funny people in it, it should be pretty good. Kind of like Clue or something!"

I don't think so. I *almost* stopped it about 25 minutes into the movie, but thought that since I paid the $4 to rent it, I should finish it. It never got any better.

The last really bad movie before that was "Beverly Hills Ninja."
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- "Jeepers Creepers"

I went to that movie with a few friends and we all nearly walked out... but I took a different mindset and stayed...

the movie was chocked full of korny general scary movie type scenes... way too many... it was pathetic...

It was one of those movie where you know everything that will happen two minutes before it does...

But I actually stayed and enjoyed the corny-ness of it...

when the audience startled, I laughed... I laughed soo much during that movie...

Was I the only one?

what did you think of that movie???

becuase it was pathetic, but pathetic in a good, funny way...

that movie cracked me up... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

If I took that movie seriously I would have walked out...

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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>Of course my opinion has nothing to do with the fact Vin Diesel is in Pitch Black. No sir.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ahh, yes. Vin Diesel. The great thespian of our age. [trying to suppress sarcastic laughter at this point] I think all those years studying classical English drama at Oxford have really helped. Oh wait, we're talking about Vin Diesel here. He just rants off his lines in monotone and poses for creepy Hannibal Lecter-style glare-shots at the camera! Okay, I'm exaggerating and being harsh, but I've seen him in 3 movies so far (Fast and the Furious, Boiler Room & Pitch Black) and for all I could tell, he was playing the same character.

[quote]<strong>Last movie I walked out of was a preview screening of Crossroads, the Britney Spears thing.

I didn't pay to get in, but I'd have paid to get out.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh my GOD that's horrible! I hope the second you say the words "Britney Sp--" you ran like a bat out of hell to get out of there. No good can come from a Britney movie. None. Even her Pepsi ads make me want to drink Coke, and I prefer the taste of Pepsi!

-Y

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[quote]Originally posted by FERRO:
<strong>- "Jeepers Creepers"

I went to that movie with a few friends and we all nearly walked out... but I took a different mindset and stayed...

the movie was chocked full of korny general scary movie type scenes... way too many... it was pathetic...

It was one of those movie where you know everything that will happen two minutes before it does...

But I actually stayed and enjoyed the corny-ness of it...

when the audience startled, I laughed... I laughed soo much during that movie...

Was I the only one?

what did you think of that movie???

becuase it was pathetic, but pathetic in a good, funny way...

that movie cracked me up... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

If I took that movie seriously I would have walked out...

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Looking at the trailer for Jeepers Creepers, it looked like a predictable teen horror movie. So I avoided seeing it like the plague. I have a list of movies that I just never, ever want to see. #1 on that list is Titanic.
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