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Is there a film that you wish that you had never seen, maybe that did permainaint harm and you wish that it could be removed from your memories?

For me that film is "American Me" - it is a prision film, with lots of rape scenes. I think that they should have a special warning label for stuff like that.
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Breaking the Waves.

I had to watch it for a film class in college. I literally stumbled out the theater, puking my guts up.

No, really, I did. All that shakey, hand-held camera filming gave me motion sickness. I left in the middle of the movie and threw up on the sidewalk outside.

I stayed away from the Blair Witch project, thinking that the same thing would happen.
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Secret Window.

Oh god... why
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Breaking the Waves.

I had to watch it for a film class in college. I literally stumbled out the theater, puking my guts up.

No, really, I did. All that shakey, hand-held camera filming gave me motion sickness. I left in the middle of the movie and threw up on the sidewalk outside.

I stayed away from the Blair Witch project, thinking that the same thing would happen.

Fragile american. Can´t handle a MAN made film, eh?

No I am sorry. You missed one hell of a film.
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MAN made films I handle just fine. It's the HAND made ones that give me fits. As far as I'm concerned, there's a reason why motion picture cameras have those big tripod thingies and move around on tracks.
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MAN made films I handle just fine. It's the HAND made ones that give me fits. As far as I'm concerned, there's a reason why motion picture cameras have those big tripod thingies and move around on tracks.

Are your eyes placed on a tripod, eh, eh?
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post #7 of 113
Irreversible.
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MAN made films I handle just fine.

That's so funny...I love the Lars van Trier works of the 90's. His 'Festen' was less challenging but equally difficult in the issues it brought up.

Incidentally I saw 'Breaking the waves' with a friend who responded by wilting ill during the marital bed scenes.

Film I wish I could scrub off my brain??

This year - undoubtedly the award winning Spanish film 'Tierra' [Earth], not because it's terrible or poorly produced in any way, but probably because it is so powerfully emotive.

The protagonist starts off the scene by encountering several lightening struck sheep (legs in rigor mortis upside down) and a dead shepherd. The dialogue with the dying shepherd has the most intimate cinematographic pressure I've seen.

I thought he was talking to me.

Couldn't shake off the intensity throughout the whole film - disturbing in a very profound way. He dies and the protagonist reacts with cold detachment, carrying off the sheep carcasses - one of which he offers to a girlfriend.
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Are your eyes placed on a tripod, eh, eh?

No, but they are on a bipod. Haaa...... h... erm.
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Beverly Hills Ninja - Just awful.
Haunted Honeymoon - Thought it would be funny with Gene Wilder & Gilda Radner. Not funny and plot holes the size of Texas. Terrible.
Election - Just a flat out wrong film.
The English Patient - It won an Oscar why?
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post #11 of 113
Blue Velvet
Manos Hands of fate
Amarelo manga
Perfect Storm (Almost got seasick)

*Shudder*
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Requiem for a Dream. It's the best movie that I never, ever, want to see again.
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post #13 of 113
Showgirls. It's the worst movie that I've seen 20 times.
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3 Ninjas II.

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The Last House on the Left, by Wes Craven. Much much worse than Texas Chainsaw. It was actually a riveting film, but awful.

The most painful music I ever heard was the Soundgarden album before they made it big. It has the song "Full on Kev's Mom". I thas this strange timing that made me feel nauseous.
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Requiem for a Dream -- but only the last 20 minutes.

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and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. --...

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post #17 of 113
The Fast and Furious. I walked out of the theater on that one.
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Tromeo and Juliet....i'm not even going to explain it...

of course there's F/911 too...but that's a personal problem
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War of the Worlds (2005) - The stupidest film ever made, I wasted a dvd rental.

Star wars episode 1 - no actually that's the stupidest film ever made I walked out after 30 min and got my money back.
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Ebby, I've gotta ask why Blue Velvet? It's one of my favorite movies of all time....

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Tromeo and Juliet....i'm not even going to explain it...

One of my friends has a credit in that movie for "Stunt Nipple" Jane Jensen who played Juliet didn't want to get hers pierced so my friend stepped in.

Requiem for a Dream is amazing, but can be pretty tough. Spun can also be a little rough too.

I guess the only films I wish I'd vever seen are the Star Wars films. I have a friend who has never seen any and I am very jealous of him.
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Blackhawk Down. Hated that movie.
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Irreversible.

Eh... wasn't so bad if you just download the scene where Monica Bellucci rolls around naked in bed for 15 minutes.
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Ebby, I've gotta ask why Blue Velvet? It's one of my favorite movies of all time....

It was dark, sad, depressing, and embarrassing. I had company over and the video store rated it as PG. NOT! All in all, I think I was a better person before watching that movie.
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I had company over

Definitely a movie that you would only want to watch with the right company! For me it is one of those movies that reveals more every time I watch it. I rate it as my favorite mystery movie.
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Blackhawk Down. Hated that movie.

Why?

It wasn't fantastic, but I thought it was still slightly better than average.
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It was dark, sad, depressing, and embarrassing. I had company over

Haha. I'm reminded of the time I talked a couple friends into coming to watch Audition with me to the cinema and one of them brought a date.
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battlefield earth
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Haha. I'm reminded of the time I talked a couple friends into coming to watch Audition with me to the cinema and one of them brought a date.

Ohh. Can´t be as bad as when I took a friend to see "Bad Guy ". I knew the story and had tried to talk her from it but she insisted...
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post #29 of 113
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Haha. I'm reminded of the time I talked a couple friends into coming to watch Audition with me to the cinema and one of them brought a date.

I accidentally rented "Working Girls" instead of "Working Girl", and put it on in front of a mixed Iranian Muslum audience...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096463/...c=1;ft=21;fm=1

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092238/...c=7;ft=21;fm=1
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post #30 of 113
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I accidentally rented "Working Girls" instead of "Working Girl", and put it on in front of a mixed Iranian Muslum audience...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096463/...c=1;ft=21;fm=1

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092238/...c=7;ft=21;fm=1

Oops.

Written and directed by Lizzie Borden no less.



So now we must start an "akward movie moment" thread and you can cross-post to that one.
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Beverly Hills Ninja - Just awful.
Haunted Honeymoon - Thought it would be funny with Gene Wilder & Gilda Radner. Not funny and plot holes the size of Texas. Terrible.
Election - Just a flat out wrong film.
The English Patient - It won an Oscar why?

the english patient--what a waste of time--we walked out, another hollywood elitism self indulgent mess....but how "hollywood loved it" convinced all the papers it was "better" got an oscar--tells you something about "getting an oscar" more of a egocentric we are better than you attitudes (i don't like the hollywood elitists)--just yuck

"seven" a reasonable constucted story line, but so horrific never wanted to see it let again. i like movies i would watch again. it's like a date. i only go on a first date if i would want to go on a second or third ( worked with my wife, she is my most wonderful) dating her was definitly a "redue"

sometimes i just like a good story, sometimes mindless entertainment--i'm not looking for a "polictical statement (like the day after tomorrow--yuck), mostly i like comedies, romantic comedies--so i can hold my wifes hand tightly. oh pe-shaw. you know i like to be able to take my family to movies so we can all enjoy them. have you seen "herbie reloaded" simple, cute, fun. "chicken little"( now disney... do you think you can make it work without pixar?) "chicken little" was a hoot. but at $40 bucks with popcorn....ouch! but i'll buy it as a dvd.

most of the time i don't use "reviews" unless i don't know anyone that has seen it. i trust my friends judgement not so much hollywood anything--have any of you been to "hollywood" lately---it's a dive. junky, dirty streets, junky looking buildings, t-shirt shops, don't feel safe walking around.

yea...that's another one "the day after tomorrow" what a lame story line.
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hasn't there been complaints that movie going has fallen something like 10-15% since last year....HEY HOLLLYWOOOD we have choices now......we don't like spending 30-40 bucks on just anything. i will admit that some shows look best on the big screen, but come on more and more are getting that big screen experience at home, there is a thread that lucas sees the new movie business model having us being able to download "in theater' movies . HEY HOLLYWOOD it's cheaper to buy the dvd then go the the movies....you charge soooo much that you have killed the golden goose (consumers)

see.....you just got me started.
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post #32 of 113
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Originally posted by Gon
Haha. I'm reminded of the time I talked a couple friends into coming to watch Audition with me to the cinema and one of them brought a date.

The perfect ambush movie.
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post #33 of 113
Species 2
Crying Freeman
Harry Potter 2 (or was it 3?)

Wow... they just sucked soooooooooooooooo much...

I still use Species 2 with my friends as a benchmark for suckness

oh, and another one I just hated was Lost Highway. I usually like Lynch, but that movie really REALLY pissed me off.
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Are your eyes placed on a tripod, eh, eh?

It's like the difference between playing a First Person Shooter and watching somebody play one. The former feels fine, but the latter can get nauseating because you're not in control of the movements, so you can't anticipate them.
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War of the Worlds (2005) - The stupidest film ever made, I wasted a dvd rental.

Star wars episode 1 - no actually that's the stupidest film ever made I walked out after 30 min and got my money back.

I don't understand why everybody hates that movie so much. I thought it was great, although it did reach its peak rather early.
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War of the Worlds (2005) - The stupidest film ever made, I wasted a dvd rental.

I just watched that over the holiday. Man. It was far, far worse than I ever imagined it would be.
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post #37 of 113
War of the worlds (the earlier video) was my favorite move for a long time as a kid. I probably rented that 3 times which was a HUGE deal in my family who never rents the same movie twice.

The new version butchered it emphasizing special effects more than plot or story.
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Fantastic 4.
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Blackhawk Down. Hated that movie.

That's the ONE movie that I will refuse to watch for my entire life. Haven't seen but only 5 or 10 seconds of the film, and that was a movie clip of it. I REFUSE to watch that movie.

But however, I wish I could have the 90 minutes of my life back that I wasted on the movie Pi.
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Originally posted by Anders
Ohh. Can´t be as bad as when I took a friend to see "Bad Guy ". I knew the story and had tried to talk her from it but she insisted...

For me at least, Audition was far more intense than Bad Guy. Have you seen it? In a proper cinema setting?
It's only the second movie where I have seen many people leave the theater because they can't take it. The other movie was from the same director.. Visitor Q.

And this was first date, no less.
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