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post #751 of 973
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

Taste is a funny thing.

Some of the posters on here make me wish they would start reviewing movies.
If they give a movie a terrible review I can be almost guaranteed it's a great movie. Sort of a short cut to finding good movies.

I find that an even more accurate gauge is when you see the really big name stars (not the usual, minor co-stars) making the frantic rounds on the talk show circuit to rave about how great a film they made is.

The bigger the star, the more appearances made and the harder the sell, the worse it's guaranteed to be.
post #752 of 973
Mister Frost.. just caught this on Netflix streaming and wish I hadn't. Completely predictable with very stale leads and supporting actors, and directing that took itself way too seriously. Jeff Goldblum is always fun to watch, but I prefer his good movies and this was so lifeless.
post #753 of 973
Letters to Julie....me and the other two guys in the theater that were dragged in by their wives/girlfriends were soundly asleep
post #754 of 973
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Letters to Julie....me and the other two guys in the theater that were dragged in by their wives/girlfriends were soundly asleep

I assume you meant Letters to Juliet (2010), starring Amanda Seyfried. I have purposely avoided this movie because it appears to posses more than its fair share of the bad elements that usually convince me stay away from chick flicks. I get surprised once in awhile, The Young Victoria comes to mind, but it doesn't happen often.
post #755 of 973
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I assume you meant Letters to Juliet (2010), starring Amanda Seyfried. I have purposely avoided this movie because it appears to posses more than its fair share of the bad elements that usually convince me stay away from chick flicks. I get surprised once in awhile, The Young Victoria comes to mind, but it doesn't happen often.

Yes, that's the one I meant.

Occasionally, I go to see or rent chick flicks because I consider it a fair exchange with my wife for her willingness to put up with action movies. And they can be bearable if there's comedy in them. This movie, however, was not funny at all.
post #756 of 973
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Originally Posted by gye View Post

Yes, that's the one I meant.

Occasionally, I go to see or rent chick flicks because I consider it a fair exchange with my wife for her willingness to put up with action movies. And they can be bearable if there's comedy in them. This movie, however, was not funny at all.

I try to avoid being a Male Chauvinist Pig about chick flicks, too. Actually, quite a few of them end up being very entertaining. As you noted, though, those are usually films with a comedy theme.
post #757 of 973
Capote. Waste of time, what a load of overhyped drivel! I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman but if the Acadamy was on this politically acceptance kick Brokeback Mountain (my wife thought it was called Bareback Mountain) was far superior. Yes the first viewing was really unsettleing for me but definitelty a more intriguing character study. Nod to Jake Gyllenhaal or Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow.
post #758 of 973
Wicker Man with Nicholas Cage. Cage is a decent actor but I found myself wifhing he had taken the film with him when he burned up.
post #759 of 973
The Haunted Airman. This is the biggest peice of poo I have ever seen.
post #760 of 973
I haven't gone through this whole topic, and maybe it's already been mentioned, but my wife and I watched The Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. My wife was drawn in by SB's recent Oscar win. Well, we both thought that not only was the whole premise ridiculous, but it was just so boring we didn't care if they ever got together or not. What a waste of 2 hours of my life.

SMK
post #761 of 973
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Originally Posted by ImaStar View Post

Capote. Waste of time, what a load of overhyped drivel! I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman but if the Acadamy was on this politically acceptance kick Brokeback Mountain (my wife thought it was called Bareback Mountain) was far superior. Yes the first viewing was really unsettleing for me but definitelty a more intriguing character study. Nod to Jake Gyllenhaal or Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow.

I detest movies that depict homosexuality so I have assiduously avoided Brokeback Mountain. Nevertheless, I really liked Capote. I thought Capote's relationship with Perry Smith was well handled, as was the exploration of his lifelong friendship with Harper Lee. Capote won the Best Actor Oscar, deservedly, I thought, and Catherine Keener, who was also nominated, was equally impressive as Harper Lee.

In addition to their personal friendship, Capote and Lee frequently worked together, as they did when she edited Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood. In fact the rumor persists the Lee's brilliant, To Kill a Mockingbird, was actually ghostwritten by Capote. The rumor retains currency because To Kill a Mockingbird was the only novel Lee ever wrote.
post #762 of 973
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The Aviator was well thought of by most and I liked it, too. Like all of Scorsese's work, it was brilliantly photographed, winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography, and had a terrific cast, including Cate Blanchett, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. It also won the Best Editing and Best Art Direction Oscars. But, then, what does Martin Scorsese know about making entertaining movies, right?

Well, he lost me w/ Shutter Island.

Everything LOOKED great, mood was set up nicely, etc, etc.....but after an hour or so, I realized I just did not care what happened - or didn't happen - to Leo or anyone else on that damned creepy island.
post #763 of 973
I don't know if it's been mentioned, but i vote for Gosford Park...
post #764 of 973
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Well, he lost me w/ Shutter Island.

Everything LOOKED great, mood was set up nicely, etc, etc.....but after an hour or so, I realized I just did not care what happened - or didn't happen - to Leo or anyone else on that damned creepy island.

I confess that Shelter Island disappointed me, too. I looked forward to the BD with the expectation that I would like it better than I had when I saw it in the theater. It didn't happen, though. I was as underwhelmed the second time as I had been the first. I think we agree that The Aviator was a much better film.
post #765 of 973
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I confess that Shelter Island disappointed me, too. I looked forward to the BD with the expectation that I would like it better than I had when I saw it in the theater. It didn't happen, though. I was as underwhelmed the second time as I had been the first. I think we agree that The Aviator was a much better film.

Yes... of Scorsese's recent films, Shutter Island is the only one that has actually disappointed me. OTOH, both The Aviator & The Departed rank as 2 of my personal faves - both from Scorsese & movies in general - in the last decade
post #766 of 973
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Yes... of Scorsese's recent films, Shutter Island is the only one that has actually disappointed me. OTOH, both The Aviator & The Departed rank as 2 of my personal faves - both from Scorsese & movies in general - in the last decade

I liked The Aviator but The Departed blew me away. I think it is a masterpiece, the best thing Scorsese has done since Goodfellas.
post #767 of 973
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I don't know if it's been mentioned, but i vote for Gosford Park...

I couldn't disagree with you more. I love this movie, and my wife and I just watched it again (me for the fourth time) two weeks ago.

This is one movie that I would strongly recommend watching with subtitles because there are so many conversations going on at once that you can't keep up with them. The subtitles help, and maybe it would have helped you.

I think it's a great story, great performances from a wonderful cast, and there is a lot of action to keep things moving. Hardly boring, but I guess that's what makes horse racing.

SMK
post #768 of 973
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Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post

I couldn't disagree with you more. I love this movie, and my wife and I just watched it again (me for the fourth time) two weeks ago.

This is one movie that I would strongly recommend watching with subtitles because there are so many conversations going on at once that you can't keep up with them. The subtitles help, and maybe it would have helped you.

I think it's a great story, great performances from a wonderful cast, and there is a lot of action to keep things moving. Hardly boring, but I guess that's what makes horse racing.

I agree that Gosford Park was a fine film. Like all of Robert Altman's work, it is far more about character development than it is about plot. Thus, it takes some patience.
post #769 of 973
As far as boring goes my test is Does my butt start to hurt sitting in one place for too long. My top 3, largely influenced by how much I thought I would be entertained by the film going in to see it, are;
3. Kill Bill
2. ET
1. Avatar (2D)
post #770 of 973
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Originally Posted by skeets13 View Post

As far as boring goes my test is Does my butt start to hurt sitting in one place for too long. My top 3, largely influenced by how much I thought I would be entertained by the film going in to see it, are;
3. Kill Bill
2. ET
1. Avatar (2D)

I loved Kill Bill and Avatar. I saw Avatar at an IMAX 3D theater and was blown away to its visual and aural splendor, although not so much by it's sappy story. I was almost as impressed by the BD's 1080p video and HD audio when I saw it in my home theater as I had been by the IMAX 3D version.

I thought that Kill Bill was an original and a worthy entry in the Tarantino ouvre.

I confess that I have never bought into the hype concerning ET. It's a good movie but far from Steven Spielberg's best, it seems to me.
post #771 of 973
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I loved Kill Bill and Avatar. I saw Avatar at an IMAX 3D theater and was blown away to its visual and aural splendor, although not so much by it's sappy story. I was almost as impressed by the BD's 1080p video and HD audio when I saw it in my home theater as I had been by the IMAX 3D version.

I thought that Kill Bill was an original and a worthy entry in the Tarantino ouvre.

I confess that I have never bought into the hype concerning ET. It's a good movie but far from Steven Spielberg's best, it seems to me.



Again, you & I agree (mostly).

I put Kill Bill up there w/ Pulp Fiction & Inglourious Basterds as my top QT films to date. Still wanting to see the "Whole Bloody Affair" re-edit. And liked that Vo lII was more of a QT film in it's dialog & tone, where as Vol I was more set-up & Hong Kong-inspired ass-kickery.

And also concur that Avatar's greatest strength is it's eye & ear candy - even in 2D on Blu.

ET - one of my fave Spielberg flicks, but mainly due to my seeing it as an 11 yr old during it's original theatrical run. Still one of a very small handful of films that can make me cry. But the attachment to that has more to do w/ my having certain things in common w/ the Elliot character & his family dynamic at the time (no aliens in my backyard, however). I do know SS has made "better" movies both before & since.
post #772 of 973
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ET - one of my fave Spielberg flicks, but mainly due to my seeing it as an 11 yr old during it's original theatrical run. Still one of a very small handful of films that can make me cry. But the attachment to that has more to do w/ my having certain things in common w/ the Elliot character & his family dynamic at the time (no aliens in my backyard, however). I do know SS has made "better" movies both before & since.

I agree. After posting my luke warm comment about ET, the thought hit me that I really should have given credit for its being a wonderful children's movie. It is certainly that. Also, ET was released in 1982 and that was a long time ago now. Few films can retain their original impact after the passage of nearly 30 years.
post #773 of 973
^ So many of those movies from that time have such nostalgia behind them it's hard to say what I really think of them. ET, Star Wars, Raiders, Close Encounters....if I saw them for the first time today, who knows what I'd think?
post #774 of 973
The only one of those I really cared for myself was Close Encounters.
post #775 of 973
I think that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is quite a good movie but gets boring on some parts because it's too long! Also, I don't like The happening. My friends and I just watched it because we were required by our prof.
post #776 of 973
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

The only one of those I really cared for myself was Close Encounters.

CEOT3K & Jaws - of the big late 70s/early 80s blockbusters (all of 'em seemingly either a Speilberg and/or Lucas production), those are the 2 I can go back & watch anytime.

SW & Raiders - I believe I can play those start to finish in my head from memory.
post #777 of 973
I saw ET as a young man. The early trailers were quite dark and I went to the theater expecting Aliens and instead saw Escape From Witch Mountain. What a bore! Avatar was seen on impulse. Had an unexpected few hours open while on a business trip and went to see it in a local theater that only had it in 2D. I was moderately entertained thinking to myself "I bet those seed pods or islands are cool in 3D" but it couldn't save me from the loooooong and predictable story.
post #778 of 973
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

SW & Raiders - I believe I can play those start to finish in my head from memory.

That's another problem (besides the nostalgia factor I mentioned): Some of us have seen movies like these so many times over the years that they simply don't seem like anything special as far as cinema goes. Now, I'd be bored out of my mind watching SW or Raiders.
post #779 of 973
Definitely Pulp Fiction.
Dumbest movie of all time.
Unfunny, boring, stupid plot, stupid acting, etc etc.
post #780 of 973
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

I think In the Name of the Father might have been the only movie I ever paid for (rental) and never finished watching.

I also remember having to force myself to finish watching Pulp Fiction.

Recently I very seriously considered walking out of a movie for the first time, Star Trek. Although I don't know if it was for being boring. Just a really, really bad movie.

I didn't much like In the Name of the Father, either, its outstanding cast notwithstanding. I loved both Pulp Fiction and Star Trek, though. In fact, I think that Pulp Fiction is Quinton Tarantino's masterpiece and one of the best films ever made by any director. That said, some viewers simply don't like Tarantino's style and wonder why so many of the rest of us love his work.
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