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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.

what is it about the movie that makes you not want to see it? although it thought it had a little too much of a topgun feel to it at times, i thought it was an enjoyable film.
post #42 of 113
Notice that its not a term I just throw around and normally I think it is pretty laced labet that is being used too often where it doesn´t apply, but: Black Hawk Down is racist.

I didn´t even realise it before I made an exam on it (and no, it was not something i put in the report. And no, it was not something a left winged professor having a "Hate US propaganda movies")
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post #43 of 113
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what is it about the movie that makes you not want to see it? although it thought it had a little too much of a topgun feel to it at times, i thought it was an enjoyable film.

I remember watching that stuff on the news. I saw the Special Forces guys hit the beach on CNN. They showed it live with all the spotlights glaring. I remember that, because I was on deployment on the John F. Kennedy when it happened. It got on my biggest nerve and nothing good happened from the whole mission. It was a disaster and I have no intention on seeing that at all.
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Notice that its not a term I just throw around and normally I think it is pretty laced labet that is being used too often where it doesn´t apply, but: Black Hawk Down is racist.

I didn´t even realise it before I made an exam on it (and no, it was not something i put in the report. And no, it was not something a left winged professor having a "Hate US propaganda movies")

Huh? How is it a racist movie?
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post #45 of 113
Quintin Tarantino movies, e.g. Pulp Fiction. Pure stupid violence, I don't get the draw.
post #46 of 113
It's funny violence. That's the draw.
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post #47 of 113
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
It's funny violence. That's the draw.

Well, it's funny violence until QT decides that it's not. And then it's not funny anymore.
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Originally posted by midwinter
Well, it's funny violence until QT decides that it's not. And then it's not funny anymore.

Good QT films:

Pulp Fiction (although I turned it off a number of times the first time through)
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Jackie Brown
Sin City

Bad QT films:

Four rooms (only his room sucked, the others were good)
Dusk till Dawn (made it to the post-rape scene, 5 minutes in)
Reservour Dogs (made to the ear cutting)
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post #49 of 113
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Reservour Dogs (made to the ear cutting)

You mean "the ear cutting that we know happens but which we never see. Instead, all we see is a slowly growing pool of blood."
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post #50 of 113
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Good QT films:

Pulp Fiction (although I turned it off a number of times the first time through)
Jackie Brown
Four rooms
Reservoir Dogs (although a rip-off).

Bad QT films:

From Dusk Till Dawn (made it to the post-rape scene, 5 minutes in)
Kill Bill 1 & 2

T, FTFY.

I think Kill Bill 1 & 2 are his weakest films. Don't know what he was thinking.

mid: Pulp Fiction is funny though. Others... not so much. Jackie Brown, on the other hand, is how a film should be done...
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post #51 of 113
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mid: Pulp Fiction is funny though. Others... not so much. Jackie Brown, on the other hand, is how a film should be done...

Oh, don't get me wrong. PF is very, very funny. And Jackie Brown is one we watch probably once a month.
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post #52 of 113
Batman Forever. The only time I have ever walked out of a movie I paid to see.

Any Given Sunday. I watched this with a mate and its only redeeming feature was how much it made us laugh. It's like the worst kind of corny daytime soap opera, but with the full force of Oliver Stone's ego behind it. I've never seen such a bad film take itself so seriously.

My favourite bit: when they show a location shot (you know, like when they show the outside of the building in Friends before they show the scene) but instead of the building they use the WHOLE WORLD. We almost fell off the sofa laughing.
post #53 of 113
The English Patient.

Seriously. Luckily, we rented it after it won at the Oscars, so we didn't waste theatre money on it! Myself, my wife and her mother all fell asleep during the movie, it was so terminally boring! And not just because it was a drama and I'm not normally a drama movie person, it was a poor, slow drama....
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post #54 of 113
So the title fits then, eh? The English Patient...
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post #55 of 113
Trainspotting

The scene were they are all coming down and the woman finds her baby dead in the crib still gives me the shivers. And then she turned around and wanted to get high again! Reminds me of an old (redundant) Dragnet episode where they are investigating a couple for suspected marjiuana use (hey, it was the fifties). They show up one evening, everyone at the house is high, the husband gives a high sounding speech about being free, and it turns out that when the mother got high, she forgot the two-year-old in the bathtub and the child has drowned. Ugh!
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post #56 of 113
Ok, I'm gonna reach way back and pull out.....

Flashdance.

Yes, Jennifer Beals is teh hottness, but I distinctly remember thinking: "This is the end of civilization. This is a movie that makes no sense whatsoever, and the people that made it are proud of that. It's gratingly, obviously cobbled together entirely from little jolts of manipulation stolen from other, infinitely better films, and is thrusting it wares at even as it is moment to moment canceling itself out, but it doesn't care because it apparently thinks brain damage is bracing and erotic and WTF is up with the Bob Fosse art directed steel worker bar? It's like movie history porn", or words to that effect.

And you know what? I was right. The whole world is Flashdance now. "Sense" is a quaint old notion I amuse the kiddies with.

What a feeling!
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post #57 of 113
OK, one more:

Citizen Kane.

Seriously.

I never saw what the big deal was. It was an incoherent (OK, OK... I may like Lynch, and he's incoherent, but at least somewhat understandable even when he's making stuff up), poorly plotted, poorly written piece of cinema.

Or that's the way I chose to see it anyway.
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post #58 of 113
Dude. Citizen Kane?

I mean, you know, ....... Citizen Kane?
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post #59 of 113
Whoa. Kane? Cool points meter falling....
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post #60 of 113
Well, I saw it like, 10 years ago, and back then I was pretty much all the time under the wonderful influence of alcohol, so my judgement of its artistic merits might have been marred by the delightful fluids in my body...

I'm thinking of giving it another try soon. I'll report back as soon as I watch it.

edit: I do remember liking the name Rosebud though...
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post #61 of 113
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
Well, I saw it like, 10 years ago, and back then I was pretty much all the time under the wonderful influence of alcohol, so my judgement of its artistic merits might have been marred by the delightful fluids in my body...

I'm thinking of giving it another try soon. I'll report back as soon as I watch it.

edit: I do remember liking the name Rosebud though...

Watch RKO 286 first.
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post #62 of 113
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Watch RKO 286 first.

Oddly enough I don't think I've ever seen all of Citizen Kane, but I did enjoy RKO 286. I actually just watched a movie that Orson was in that I enjoyed....The Third Man.
post #63 of 113
Eye of the Beholder is about as bad as it gets.



Whoever said Citizen Kane, please, delete that post because that is a great movie.
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post #64 of 113
Cops and Robbersons. Two other friends and I took a fourth friend as a distraction while a whole gang of people went to her parent's hosue to setup for a suprise birthday party. The movie was so bad that we left early and made it back to her parent's house just after the last guest arrived.
post #65 of 113
12 monkeys.

pitt was pretty good, but the premise just pissed me the hell off. Time travel is best left alone, methinks.
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post #66 of 113
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Originally posted by Carson O'Genic
Quintin Tarantino movies, e.g. Pulp Fiction. Pure stupid violence, I don't get the draw.

Wait until you see the QT produced Hostel.
Some crazy violence in this one.
post #67 of 113
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Watch RKO 286 first.

RKO 286 or do you mean RKO 281?
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post #68 of 113
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Originally posted by Asaph
12 monkeys.

pitt was pretty good, but the premise just pissed me the hell off. Time travel is best left alone, methinks.

Ironically that was the point of the movie. As much as there was one.
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Blackhawk Down. Hated that movie.

Ridley Scott is a awesome director.
BTW he did the 1984 Macintosh commercial.
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Originally posted by Anders
Blackhawk Down is racist.

Oh God. Did you forget it's based on a real event. Granted cinematic license of course.
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I wish I could have the 90 minutes of my life back that I wasted on the movie Pi.

It's one of the coolest movies with an amazing script.
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Originally posted by Gene Clean
OK, one more: Citizen Kane.
I never saw what the big deal was. It was an incoherent (OK, OK... I may like Lynch, and he's incoherent, but at least somewhat understandable even when he's making stuff up), poorly plotted, poorly written piece of cinema.

Try seeing an intelligent film sober, please.
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Ridley Scott is a awesome director.
BTW he did the 1984 Macintosh commercial.
Oh God. Did you forget it's based on a real event. Granted cinematic license of course.
It's one of the coolest movies with an amazing script.Try seeing an intelligent film sober, please.

Wel put AquaMac. I just purchased BHD on DVD yesterday for my home collection.
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post #71 of 113
Showgirls... why?

I have lost all respect for hollywood.
post #72 of 113
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Originally posted by Cake
Wait until you see the QT produced Hostel.
Some crazy violence in this one.

Ya, i saw the preview. That was enough for me. Next he'll be making movies from clips lifted from this place http://ogrish.com.

Warning, you really have to scrub the brain after visting that site.
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"Attack of the Anal Midgets from the Planet Asinine, you can imagine that I went into this movie with high hopes. Instead it turned out to be 2 hours of disappointing midget drizzle. Actual line from movie, oh my god Barbra did you just feel something, yea kind of felt like an itch on my anus but it was to quick to pinpoint the sensation.
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Serenity -- Joss Whedon took the best TV show made this millennium and turned it into a grade C movie, that ranged from unbelievable to downright ludicrous.

Yes, it was nice to see the characters that we came to love on Firefly, but the plot was terrible. Serenity was not nearly as good as any of the Firefly TV episodes and I really think that Joss Whedon should not have done this project without Tim Minear (who seems to have a much better grasp of science and the science fiction genre than Whedon).
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post #75 of 113
I loved The English Patient, but I must admit that it might have more to do with with french actress Juliette Binoche than the plot.

BHD was a terrific movie, intense action with bullits whistling around you, imo surpassing Saving Private Ryan in bringing the audience very close to the fighting scenes.

Festen wasn't directed by Lars von Trier - it was (also danish) Vinterberg, a part of the dogme project.

My worst movie experience must have been Natural Born Killers. I sat in the theatre with every other person laughing all around me while Oliver Stone executed his violent criticism of modern society, mass media, violence, the modern fragmented family, consumerism and whatnot on the screen. It felt like his movie confirmed its own message all too well itself...
post #76 of 113
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Originally posted by e1618978
Good QT films:

Pulp Fiction (although I turned it off a number of times the first time through)
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Jackie Brown
Sin City

Bad QT films:

Four rooms (only his room sucked, the others were good)
Dusk till Dawn (made it to the post-rape scene, 5 minutes in)
Reservour Dogs (made to the ear cutting)

Don't forget True Romance with Christian Slater. That was a cool QT flick.

I can't believe someone mentioned Pi in this thread, but I guess we all have different tastes.

I like Kill Bill Vol. 1, but Vol. 2 kinda sucked for me. I would like that time back please.

Star Wars Episode I really sucked, IMO. I saw it once in the theaters with a friend that lives and breathes Star Wars and even he felt sick after that turkey.

I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something not yet mentioned once I give it some thought. Never saw Titanic or that one would be on my list.
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Never saw Titanic or that one would be on my list.

Not if you saw it.
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
Not if you saw it.

Well, I already know how the story ends so that pretty much kills watching the movie for me.
post #79 of 113
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Originally posted by AquaMac
Try seeing an intelligent film sober, please.

Like BlackHawk Down?
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Serenity -- Joss Whedon took the best TV show made this millennium and turned it into a grade C movie, that ranged from unbelievable to downright ludicrous.

Yes, it was nice to see the characters that we came to love on Firefly, but the plot was terrible. Serenity was not nearly as good as any of the Firefly TV episodes and I really think that Joss Whedon should not have done this project without Tim Minear (who seems to have a much better grasp of science and the science fiction genre than Whedon).

Are you kidding? That movie was great because the characters were allowed to display humor, the lack of which typically causes most sci-fi movies to lose their appeal in their self-seriousness. I loved Serenity. In fact, I'd call it near-perfect. However, I didn't see Firefly, so I don't have much to compare Serenity to. By itself though, I thought it was exceptional.
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