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post #31 of 973
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Originally Posted by johnathanwinter View Post

So you loved the fountain... do you think you could explain it to me? I cant say i liked it or didnt like it as i didnt understand it. Maybe ive been spoon fed to long but, i just dont understand why they guy was in a bubble in space eating a tree. what did the bubble represent? what did the tree represent? etc.

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I liked the fact that some parts of the movie are like the kind of visions we could have during a dream. It's enigmatic and symbolic at the same time. The character from the future travels to the nebulae, hoping to find out the secret of immortality. The tree is the symbol of that immortality, at least for the character. But the tree is still dying. It's not clearly said if the three main characters are really linked together, altough I do think they are, even if they don't quite know it, or remember it. I see it as some sort of "reminisence" of their past lives... Anyway, the main theme of the film is Death, its acceptance. At the end, the book written by Rachel Weicsz's (sp?) character can only be finished if he accepts the idea of dying. Although his greatest fear was to die and the loss of his loved one, he finally resigns himself, so he can die in peace, and then be reunited with her. I'm sorry I can't be more clear right now, it's been a while since I've seen it, but I do like the mystery, the symbolism, and the fact that it's a strange movie about death... I'm willing to watch it several more times, but it's not an easy film that's for sure.

...Since the last part of the film takes place in a distant future, the "bubble" is just a ship, a way to travel through space.


Maybe I need to watch it again soon so I can be more explicit, but that's how I remember it. I do find this story haunting. My wife hated it, despite her love for Hugh Jackman.
post #32 of 973
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

I think it was just so stupid is crossed the barrier and became entertaining for me. How can you not enjoy the qualities of a master thespian like Casper Van Dien? Truly outstanding work. I was shocked when he wasn't nominated.

Guilty pleasure comes to mind. I never said I wasn't entertained (too ashamed!). Couple hot chicks didn't hurt the movie either.
post #33 of 973
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Originally Posted by ballen420 View Post

Guilty pleasure comes to mind. I never said I wasn't entertained (too ashamed!). Couple hot chicks didn't hurt the movie either.

Ha, well said.
post #34 of 973
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Originally Posted by alpha21 View Post

Magnolia

This one is in my top 5 or so too. Also:

The Thin Red Line
The New World
Stay
What Dreams May Come
Solaris
Rushmore
Royal Tenenbaums
Gods and Generals
Stepford wives
post #35 of 973
Lost in Translation
post #36 of 973
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

OK, maybe it's a tie with Dune.

OK, now that is taking this thread too far.
Josh Zyber and I (and maybe others) most vociferously disagree.


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Originally Posted by dysfunction26 View Post

I have never seen Dune, almost bought it for $4 on HD DVD lol.

That is a helluva bargain (but rent the BD instead).


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Originally Posted by alpha21 View Post

Magnolia

The first film in this thread deserving of the title: "MOST BORING MOVIE EVER."
post #37 of 973
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Originally Posted by Decepticon07 View Post

Lost in Translation

Would have included this one in my list I bet, but I was smart enough to avoid watching it unlike the rest of my list.
post #38 of 973
I think some of you fine folks just lack patience. Many of the movies you have listed are brilliant.

If a TV movie/mini-series can be included, here's a vote for "Amerika." 870 minutes, and NOTHING happens.
post #39 of 973
Lost In Translation is a great film. =/
post #40 of 973
For me it was, without question, SIDEWAYS and GHOST WORLD.

Two of the biggest pieces of SH*T I ever forced myself to sit through. And I watched both because the reviews for both were through the roof(especially for Sideways. Ghost had Two HUGE thumbs up from both Roeper and Ebert, whom I respect as film reviewers).

But my G*d, were they BORING/AWFUL. I would never recommend those too anyone. Unless they want to either put themselves to sleep, or just for torture.
post #41 of 973
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Originally Posted by STEELERSRULE View Post

For me it was, without question, SIDEWAYS and GHOST WORLD.

Two of the biggest pieces of SH*T I ever forced myself to sit through. And I watched both because the reviews for both were through the roof(especially for Sideways. Ghost had Two HUGE thumbs up from both Roeper and Ebert, whom I respect as film reviewers).

But my G*d, were they BORING/AWFUL. I would never recommend those too anyone. Unless they want to either put themselves to sleep, or just for torture.

I loved Ghost World, but did not like Sideways. Steve Buscemi is the bomb...he makes me raff.
post #42 of 973
I'll have to agree with Max Payne and Ghost Rider. Almost fell asleep in Max Payne, in addition to not really knowing whether it was supposed to be some sort of horror/supernatural movie, or just an action murder mystery (for me anyway). The trailer made it seem like it was a horror/supernatural movie with the angel thing pulling the guy out the window. I didn't know it was based on a video game; that stuff is just not my thing. Ghost Rider just wasn't exciting to me at all, save for Eva Mendes and the girl who played her younger self.

If we can include foreign films there is Flowers of Shanghai. OMG boooring!!! The whole movie is 16 panning/tracking shots in about 2 hours of mostly conversation. Had to watch this one for a college class about foreign films.
post #43 of 973
The fountain I also found boring, the phantom menace bored me too. There are more which I will reply when I remember.
post #44 of 973
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

The fountain I also found boring, the phantom menace bored me too. There are more which I will reply when I remember.

The Phantom Menace kept me entertained, simply because of the sound. Crappy movie, but a good soundtrack can be all I need sometimes.
post #45 of 973
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

The Phantom Menace kept me entertained, simply because of the sound. Crappy movie, but a good soundtrack can be all I need sometimes.

Jar jar killed it for me.
post #46 of 973
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Jar jar killed it for me.

The pod race overcomes JJ...IMO.
post #47 of 973
Solaris, the Soviet version


This is a crime against humanity plain and simple. If it was just boring it would be just fine with me. Anyone likes this should be condemned to watch it till eternity.
post #48 of 973
Superman returns is another one, for some reason I keep falling asleep.
post #49 of 973
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Originally Posted by MrBobb View Post

Once Roger Ebert gave 3.5 stars to a movie (can't remember name now) of two guys just talking to each other, THE WHOLE MOVIE! Interesting conversation no doubt, but.....

Funny. That movie came immediately to my mind. It's "My Dinner with Andre".

BORING.
post #50 of 973
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Originally Posted by juancmjr View Post

If we can include foreign films there is Flowers of Shanghai. OMG boooring!!!

Which reminds me of... Shanghai Surprise with Madonna! I couldn't make it to the credits.
post #51 of 973
Most recently Duplicity and Leatherheads with George Clooney (yawn.. zzzzzzz)
post #52 of 973
There is something in the SW prequels that is beyond boring: the actors' "performances" (not diminishing the actors themselves, I love them in their other films, just the way they were, um, directed) and the fact that absolutely nothing seems even remotely real, thanks to the laziness and the lack of taste of the people involved. Spectacular visuals don't make them good.

George Lucas once said the most important part in any movie is the story, without a good story you have no movie. Well that's true, but his films require a lot more than "just a good story" to be good and credible. And not boring. I wasn't bored by Phantom Menace mostly because of the hype surrounding it. Clones left me really cold. Revenge was a slight improvement, but I wouldn't want to fall asleep without seeing Vader back on the big screen anyway...
post #53 of 973
I am voting for Solaris, without a doubt. I remember after watching this saying to my wife "did anything happen?" to which she replied "nope". Thanks Clooney.
post #54 of 973
Napoleon Dynamite. I HATE this movie and I can't believe people found it entertaining. When I meet a girl, and she says she found this movie to be "hilarious", I find her a little less attractive.
post #55 of 973
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Originally Posted by dbuudo07 View Post

napoleon dynamite. I hate this movie and i can't believe people found it entertaining. When i meet a girl, and she says she found this movie to be "hilarious", i find her a little less attractive.

lol

Except for the dance at the end, this one was pretty slow. Along those lines for me was Nacho Libre.
post #56 of 973
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Originally Posted by Poksey21 View Post

I am voting for Solaris, without a doubt. I remember after watching this saying to my wife "did anything happen?" to which she replied "nope". Thanks Clooney.

There are too many to list but since this movie is mentioned, I'll chip in. It was very boring to me. Afterwords, I couldn't help categorizing it as a "chick flick".

It may be interesting to apply this categorization to the discussion. Some may be decent movies but just not made for the guys.
post #57 of 973
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Jar jar killed it for me.

No doubt watching Jar Jar was like having carnal knowledge with a razor blade, but I agree with Oink about the pod race making up for it (barely), as well as the overall sound design of the movie.

Well, I say that, but I haven't watched it in years and have no plans to either.
post #58 of 973
Not only did the POD race make up for the epic failure that was Jar Jar bunks, but so did the "Duel of the Fates" theme song and the epic lightsaber battle at the end with Darth Maul (in which they used the aforementioned theme song wonderfully).

My view is that it opened well, dragged, and just before the excitement of it being a new star wars film wore off.. It picked back up and finished fairly strong.
post #59 of 973
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Not only did the POD race make up for the epic failure that was Jar Jar bunks, but so did the "Duel of the Fates" theme song and the epic lightsaber battle at the end with Darth Maul (in which they used the aforementioned theme song wonderfully).

btw, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Darth Maul was also cast in G.I.Joe...
post #60 of 973
the english patient
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