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The Da Vinci Code bored me too, as did Angels and Demons.

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Mega Shark Vs Giat Octopus starring none other than Lorenzo Llams and Debbie Gibson. Most worthless piece of film ever. Skipping forward to the "action" scenes was a must. people though Bay was bad about reusing footage, the action was the same three clips looped about 50 times. And I'm not kidding.

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I didn't mean to infer "Iron Man" was boring, just that I enjoyed the setup story more then the big effects scenes.
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It does seem to me that you guys have a point because The Da Vinci Code is undeniably long and somewhat talky.

While I was watching this I remarked to the wife I couldn't imagine how anyone would enjoy this film UNLESS they had read the book beforehand.

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The most boring films? Anything prior to 1939.

....keeping in mind that most "films" around that period were actually just filmed plays. Often even one camera, as if you went to the theater. So the dialouge is the main thing, not the action as it was confined to the stage.

Which could easily get me started on the whole downward trend in attention span and, yes, education level in this country requried to follow a real plot and wit (a la Marx Brothers), but that's not the point of this thread.

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Oh the "good ole days" when everyone was educated? I think not .
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The Da Vinci Code boring? Stupid, yes.. but boring? Despite all the plot shortcomings Ron Howard still made an entertaining film.

I sat in that theater for 15 1/2 hours praying for that thing to finally end. Yes, boring.

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While I was watching this [The Da Vinci Code] I remarked to the wife I couldn't imagine how anyone would enjoy this film UNLESS they had read the book beforehand.

I agree. The main reason that I enjoyed the Director's Cut of The Da Vinci Code as much as I did was because I had seen the theatrical version first and read the book before that.
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Worst I've seen (at least within the last 5 years) in this order...

1. Blair Witch ('nuff said)
2. Watchmen....I was sorely disappointed at first viewing. Yeah, there were some mildly interesting concepts (Nixon still President?). And, some said I needed to give it another viewing looking for the "nuances". Couldn't make it past the 20 minute mark the 2nd time around without saying to myself.."why am I wasting my time?"
3. (2 movies tie here....both with the same lead...Ethan Hawke) My girlfriend forced me to watch...."Before Sunrise"....more drivel than I've ever experienced in any 10 bad movies. I must be a glutton for punishment because a couple of month later, I agreed to watch its sequel....."Before Sunset".....more drivel X2 than the first movie.

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Worst I've seen (at least within the last 5 years) in this order...

1. Blair Witch ('nuff said)
2. Watchmen....I was sorely disappointed at first viewing. Yeah, there were some mildly interesting concepts (Nixon still President?). And, some said I needed to give it another viewing looking for the "nuances". Couldn't make it past the 20 minute mark the 2nd time around without saying to myself.."why am I wasting my time?"
3. (2 movies tie here....both with the same lead...Ethan Hawke) My girlfriend forced me to watch...."Before Sunrise"....more drivel than I've ever experienced in any 10 bad movies. I must be a glutton for punishment because a couple of month later, I agreed to watch its sequel....."Before Sunset".....more drivel X2 than the first movie.

Ahhh, the things we do to keep the other half happy...

It just goes to show that men and women are two different species! We hate chick flicks and they have it when we turn up the volume!

Can't we all just get along?


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Twilight bored the everliving hell out of me.
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3. (2 movies tie here....both with the same lead...Ethan Hawke) My girlfriend forced me to watch...."Before Sunrise"....more drivel than I've ever experienced in any 10 bad movies. I must be a glutton for punishment because a couple of month later, I agreed to watch its sequel....."Before Sunset".....more drivel X2 than the first movie.

Couldn't disagree more. Chick flicks, yes. But you gotta have a bit of romance every now and then to balance blowing everything the f**k up. I would have preferred seeing Kate Beckinsale as the lead, which would have put me over-the-top, but...

Let me just screw with your mind a little more - I own both of them.
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Couldn't disagree more. Chick flicks, yes. But you gotta have a bit of romance every now and then to balance blowing everything the f**k up. I would have preferred seeing Kate Beckinsale as the lead, which would have put me over-the-top, but...

Let me just screw with your mind a little more - I own both of them.


Romance? Isn't that what lesbo pron is for?


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Couldn't disagree more. Chick flicks, yes. But you gotta have a bit of romance every now and then to balance blowing everything the f**k up. I would have preferred seeing Kate Beckinsale as the lead, which would have put me over-the-top, but...

Let me just screw with your mind a little more - I own both of them.

Sorry for your luck (joshin')

Maybe I'm an insensitive lout. Those movies were romantic? If I were female, and had to tolerate Hawke's attempts to woo me (IIRC, he either wrote and/or directed both of them), I think I'd move, not to just a different city, but a different continent, just to be free of him.

As a male, I would hope that a female would laugh me off the planet with the kind of dialogue both movies employed.

I'd rather have watched a "Saved By The Bell" 3 day marathon than to be put through that again.

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I agree. The main reason that I enjoyed the Director's Cut of The Da Vinci Code as much as I did was because I had seen the theatrical version first and read the book before that.

I didn't see the Theatrical, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn last night.
Seriously, I read the book too.
The gaps in the story I was able to fill in while watching it.
I imagine it could have been tough for someone who hadn't read the book.



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Koyaanisqatsi is a terrific movie.

Damn right. Thank goodness there are folks around to make out-of-the-mold flicks like Koyaanisqatsi. I first saw it in film class and was hypnotized. Saw it several times in theaters afterward. I love viewing it in my own "theater" now.
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Damn right. Thank goodness there are folks around to make out-of-the-mold flicks like Koyaanisqatsi. I first saw it in film class and was hypnotized. Saw it several times in theaters afterward. I love viewing it in my own "theater" now.

Geeesh. Really? Maybe I ought to give it another go since it was 20+ years ago when I tried to watch it. Perhaps I've matured enough since my teen years to appreciate it now. Quick question though for those of you that have watched it all the way through: Are there any gratuitous nude scenes? Just asking, as it's not listed on Mr. Skin.

I do see its apparently public domain or something now and can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube.
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I agree!! Especially after reading the book....this movie was not only nowhere near as good as the book but it was incredibly boring!
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Geeesh. Really? Maybe I ought to give it another go since it was 20+ years ago when I tried to watch it. Perhaps I've matured enough since my teen years to appreciate it now. Quick question though for those of you that have watched it all the way through: Are there any gratuitous nude scenes? Just asking, as it's not listed on Mr. Skin.

Um, no, why would there be? Are we even talking about the same movie?

I might recommend you try Baraka, which is made in the same style but a little more approachable. It's available on Blu-ray and looks great. It also has some National Geographic-style Pygmy nudity, if that's what gets you off...

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Let me tell you folks, there is nothing more agonizingly, eye-gougingly torturous than trying to sit through a movie called "Koyaanisqatsi" which features "music" by Philip Glass that also makes you want to poke your ears out. I don't know, maybe I was just too young and unsophisticated when I tried to watch it back in high school or college, but I just remember thinking at the time that the movie was somehow aggressively boring and that the filmmakers must have been artsy sadists.

I dare anyone to watch this movie in its entirety.

I agree that Philip Glass' score is fairly lame, but if you put your own soundtrack on this is a great movie. Although I do like Baraka better.
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I like Baraka, but it's a little too MOR and New Agey for me. Koyaanisqatsi has more of an edge. And, I really like Philip Glass's score (and his score for Powaqqatsi).

I don't think everyone will like Koyaanisqatsi and I can certainly see that some will find it boring. Same goes for 2001. But since I'm one of those who like those films, I'm glad they were made.
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I like Baraka, but it's a little too MOR and New Agey for me. Koyaanisqatsi has more of an edge. And, I really like Philip Glass's score (and his score for Powaqqatsi).

I don't ordinarily like modern classical, but Glass is interesting and the score works.
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Let me tell you folks, there is nothing more agonizingly, eye-gougingly torturous than trying to sit through a movie called "Koyaanisqatsi" which features "music" by Philip Glass that also makes you want to poke your ears out. I don't know, maybe I was just too young and unsophisticated when I tried to watch it back in high school or college, but I just remember thinking at the time that the movie was somehow aggressively boring and that the filmmakers must have been artsy sadists.

I dare anyone to watch this movie in its entirety.

I've watched this film many times in its entirety. It's anything but boring.

I was even lucky enough to see it performed live with Philip Glass conducting his own symphony.

The second two in the trilogy I don't find nearly as compelling, but the original is a fantastic film, and probably one of the most influential single films I can think of.
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Twilight bored the everliving hell out of me.

Yea quite a bore fest but Kirsten Stewart prevented me from turning it off completely

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No specific order

1. Cast Away
2. Barry Lyndon
3. Anything with Barbara Streisand
4. A Prairie Home Companion
5. Citizen Kane - krist one of the worse
6. Did I say anything with Barbara Steisand?
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No specific order

1. Cast Away
2. Barry Lyndon
3. Anything with Barbara Streisand
4. A Prairie Home Companion
5. Citizen Kane - krist one of the worse
6. Did I say anything with Barbara Steisand?

Although I disagree, in some cases profoundly, with most of the movies on the foregoing list, I agree that Streisand has been involved in some pretty bad films. There was a time in her career in which she was allowed to star in and also direct a couple of movies (Yentl and The Prince of Tides). Both were overlong bores. Sometimes, in weak moments, I tend to forgive Streisand for Yentl because of all the transcendently beautiful songs she sings in it. Not today, however. I wouldn't have thought that anyone could ruin a movie based on Pat Conroy's great novel, The Prince of Tides, and starring Nick Nolte. Nevertheless, Streisand managed it by miscasting herself as the psychiatrist and her untalented son as the psychiatrist's troubled son.
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2. Barry Lyndon
5. Citizen Kane - krist one of the worse

I don't think you'll find much agreement with those 2 around here...

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I don't think you'll find much agreement with those 2 [Barry Lyndon and Citizen Kane] around here...

It was these two films I meant when I said that my disagreement with the poster for having included them in his 5 worst list was "profound."
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It was these two films I meant when I said that my disagreement with the poster for having included them in his 5 worst list was "profound."

CK is one of the BEST films ever made IMO.
What strikes me with awe about CK is that it is the first "modern" film I know of.
In other words, if it was released today, it would still be considered one of the greatest ever.
There is a timelessness to the story of Charles Foster Kane.

And ANYTHING Kubrick did was fascinating in its own right.

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