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post #241 of 973
I didn't find anything funny or creepy about The Shining. I did find it overloaded with cheese and pretentiousness. I found myself laughing at all the wrong places, rolling my eyes, fidgeting in my seat, and yawning as much as I did during the rest of those other movies I listed (even during subsequent viewings). For a "classic", it's also very dated and uninspiring.

To each his own I guess.. Just my 2 cents
post #242 of 973
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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

I can watch just about anything, I do not bore easily…

I’m with ya on that.

I didn’t fall asleep in the theater during The Piano, but I squirmed worse than a 5 year old with the chickenpox. Just about the only other movie that I can think of that bore me to death was Rushmore. I know it received great reviews on IMDb, but I couldn’t get into it. I should’ve stopped watching it, but I’m a glutton for punishment.

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Although I mostly agree with the list, I too loved The Shining. It is a classic with a cast that made it simultaneously funny and creepy. One more masterpiece from the master, Kubrick.

I liked Hitman, too.

Ditto. I also liked Stop-Loss, which was on that list. Didn’t hurt that Abbie Cornish was in it.
post #243 of 973
I was just looking at a blu-ray screenshot thread in one of the forums and saw the Inkheart ones which reminded me of that movie.

Inkheart what a snooze fest that thing was. I think on a span of a week the wife and I would sit to watch it only to fall asleep. We gave up on it and the wife was joking one time that she wanted to see if someone watched it just so she can know the end.

Another boring movie, is The Mummy 3, I mean when the hell did the Asians have mummies?

A third that comes to mind, Bedtime Stories.
post #244 of 973
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Another boring movie, is The Mummy 3, I mean when the hell did the Asians have mummies?

http://www.spiegel.de/international/...433600,00.html
post #245 of 973

This isn't the only instance of non-Egyptian mummies found in the Far East.
Google is our friend...
post #246 of 973
just saw cowboy bebop for the first time and found it to be boring.
also just saw Passengers. i found it to be boring but enjoyed the movie.
post #247 of 973
A lot of this thread reminds me of the time I tried to get my wife to watch The Matrix. She literally fell dead asleep while the opening Warner Bros. logo was still on the screen. She didn't even make it to the first line of dialogue. Then she woke up exactly as the end credits started rolling and prompty proclaimed, "That movie sucked! Most boring thing I've ever seen."
post #248 of 973
I just watched Fast and Furious (with Vin Diesel in case I got the title wrong)
Talk about boring re-hash of old ideas and car stunts, and frankly CSI Miami has better dialog....well funnier without trying to be anyways....
post #249 of 973
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

A lot of this thread reminds me of the time I tried to get my wife to watch The Matrix. She literally fell dead asleep while the opening Warner Bros. logo was still on the screen. She didn't even make it to the first line of dialogue. Then she woke up exactly as the end credits started rolling and prompty proclaimed, "That movie sucked! Most boring thing I've ever seen."

Ha, I hear you and I think my wife is narcoleptic - she's seen more parts of movies than anyone on the planet and yet can still offer up a review...
post #250 of 973
#1 English Patient

#2 The Piano

#3 Watchmen

I've seen all three once, and never, ever want to see any of them again.
post #251 of 973
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Originally Posted by Rutgar View Post

#3 Watchmen

Damn straight. I couldn't wait for this thing to end, but did and regretted it, imensly!
post #252 of 973
Hehe, I loved Watchmen. Incredibly shot, acted, produced, written, everything.. stunning film.

Of course, if you went in expecting a comic book hero action film than I could see how you would spend the whole movie "waiting for something to happen" and either fall asleep or just become enraged and\\or completely let down.
post #253 of 973
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Hehe, I loved Watchmen. Incredibly shot, acted, produced, written, everything.. stunning film.

Of course, if you went in expecting a comic book hero action film than I could see how you would spend the whole movie "waiting for something to happen" and either fall asleep or just become enraged and\\or completely let down.

Incredibly acted and written??? I think we were watching different movies.

I thought the trailer was misleading, but I'm all for something different. My main problem is the time it took to get to the lackluster payoff. I understood it, but wondered why it took so long to get there. Another reason the ending had little impact for me, is that I cared nothing for any of the characters. The opening sequence was great though. Well shot, great cinematography and sound. All downhill from there for me.
post #254 of 973
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

A lot of this thread reminds me of the time I tried to get my wife to watch The Matrix. She literally fell dead asleep while the opening Warner Bros. logo was still on the screen. She didn't even make it to the first line of dialogue. Then she woke up exactly as the end credits started rolling and prompty proclaimed, "That movie sucked! Most boring thing I've ever seen."

I guess it would be boring...if she had no memory of it!

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#1 English Patient
#3 Watchmen

Not just boredom, but both of these project another quality: irritation.
From the heroic couple in EP wallowing in the depths of virtuous infidelity, to the creeps/punks, with absolutely no redeeming value to anyone or anything, cast as "Super Heroes" and asking the ticket buying public to pay for the privilege of having icepicks jammed in their eyes while being sodomized....
post #255 of 973
My friend says to post a couple:
Good Night and Good Luck
The Good Shepherd
post #256 of 973
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Originally Posted by Poksey21 View Post

My friend says to post a couple:
Good Night and Good Luck
The Good Shepherd

Haven't seen Good Night and Good Luck, but The Good Sheppard was pretty uneventful.
post #257 of 973
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Originally Posted by johnathanwinter View Post

just saw cowboy bebop for the first time and found it to be boring.
also just saw Passengers. i found it to be boring but enjoyed the movie.

Say it ain't so!

Ah well, different strokes..........
post #258 of 973
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Originally Posted by Dbuudo07 View Post

Incredibly acted and written??? I think we were watching different movies.

I thought the trailer was misleading, but I'm all for something different.

I think you're right, cause I agree with him. Loved it. I thought the trailer to the Phantom Menace was misleading too. Looked like it would be the movie to end all movies. I think the trailer is a huge part of the reason we were all so let down on that movie. Hence, I have stopped watching trailers for movies I pretty much know I want to see. I knew nothing about Watchmen when I saw it and I think it was easier to enjoy that way. It was worth it for the "you're locked in here with me" line alone.
post #259 of 973
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Originally Posted by John Schneider View Post

Say it ain't so!

Ah well, different strokes..........

how did you watch it; Cowboy Bebop that is?
straight japanese?
japanese with english subtitles?
english translation without subtitles?

i watched it with the english soundtrack translation and it was just boring. I couldnt get involved in it. I probably should have watched it with the english subtitles.
post #260 of 973
Howards End.
post #261 of 973
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Originally Posted by johnathanwinter View Post

how did you watch it; Cowboy Bebop that is?
straight japanese?
japanese with english subtitles?
english translation without subtitles?

i watched it with the english soundtrack translation and it was just boring. I couldnt get involved in it. I probably should have watched it with the english subtitles.

I always watch in original language with subtitles.

On a second viewing, I sometimes watch with the English dub on, with subtitles - it's interesting seeing what the subtle (or not so subtle) differences are. Frequently changes some of the meaning of the dialog in a scene.
post #262 of 973
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Originally Posted by Rutgar View Post

#1 English Patient

#2 The Piano

#3 Watchmen

I've seen all three once, and never, ever want to see any of them again.

I agree that The Piano is absolute dog meat. Watching it was dreary drudgery.

Although I don't think that The English Patient is one of the most boring movies ever made, I agree that it is among the most overrated. Where all the love for this film came from has always mystified me.

We have to disagree about Watchmen, though. I have come to love it. It is one of those moves that gets better every time I watch it. It is a complete original, filled with complex and interesting characters and a rewarding story. Watchmen is certainly not for all tastes, given its length, darkness, and mostly unlikable characters so it's not entirely surprising to me that you and others find it to be a bore.
post #263 of 973
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Originally Posted by John Schneider View Post

I always watch in original language with subtitles.

On a second viewing, I sometimes watch with the English dub on, with subtitles - it's interesting seeing what the subtle (or not so subtle) differences are. Frequently changes some of the meaning of the dialog in a scene.

maybe ill check this one out again and watch it in the original language with english subs. It may make a difference.
post #264 of 973
I'd bet there's millions of people that find Doctor Zhivago and Gone With The Wind boring, but aren't willing to admit it in public due to the popularity of those films. Personally I can't make it through either of them in a single sitting, 20 to 30 minutes chunks is all I can take at one time.

I think the editors on these films ran out of either razor blades or splicing tape and decided to just stop editing at that point.
post #265 of 973
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

I'd bet there's millions of people that find Doctor Zhivago and Gone With The Wind boring, ...

+1. Very boring.
post #266 of 973
The Searchers.

Bought it on HDDVD for the gorgeous transfer, wonderful scenery. But just trying to get through the thing and, well, it just ain't my idiom. Never cared for westerns and this one just drips with cliches and corny dialogue and characters. Maybe I'll change my mind if I ever make my way through the thing...but it keeps rebuffing my attempts.

Another one: The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover. Just about the worst combination of boring, pretentious and loathsome as I've ever seen. I seem to remember giving Peter Greenaway one more chance with Prospero's Books, but vowed afterward to never give the guy another cent of my money.

The thing with a boring movie that I don't like is it has this weird effect (especially if it's boring AND a bad movie). It makes me get this uncomfortable feeling like "this is dull...maybe I don't like movies anymore or something."

I dunno, it just sort of casts this pall over the whole movie-watching thing. But then I see a good movie and I'm all energized again. "Yes, this IS a wonderful art/entertainment form."
post #267 of 973
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

The Searchers.

Bought it on HDDVD for the gorgeous transfer, wonderful scenery. But just trying to get through the thing and, well, it just ain't my idiom. Never cared for westerns and this one just drips with clichés and corny dialog and characters.

Westerns can stand the test of time.
Unfortunately, John Wayne Westerns won't.
Future generations won't take to the clichés, corny dialog and John Ford's repressed man-crush on Wayne.
post #268 of 973
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Westerns can stand the test of time.
Unfortunately, John Wayne Westerns won't.
Future generations won't take to the clichés, corny dialog and John Ford's repressed man-crush on Wayne.

Clichés and all, I still love em, although I think his older movies hold up better than the ones he did in his later years. I can watch Tall in the Saddle, Angel and the Badman, Fort Apache, Red River, She Worn a Yellow Ribbon, The Alamo, The Searchers, and still enjoy them. But the one that stands head and shoulders above them all is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - my favorite Wayne western.

I also like what the actors that surround him bring. Gabby Hayes, Ward Bond, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Andy Devine, Ben Johnson, Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Chill Wills, and of course the beautiful Maureen O'Hara, just to name a few. But hey, that's just me, Wayne isn't everyone's cup of tea.
post #269 of 973
R Harkness and oink: "The Searchers?" Dudes, that is surely one of the greatest films ever made. John Ford tells more story in on 90-second nearly-static shot (check out the early scene in the cabin as the crew has gathered to deal with the livestock theft) than most film-makers can tell in 20 minutes. The economy with which Ford told his stories on film is inspirationally awesome.
post #270 of 973
Peter Jackson's King Kong put me right out. It's the first time I ever fell asleep in the theater.
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