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The God Father crap. (I figured I'd be the only one to say that. Yet I wasn't even first. ) :) The ONLY good mob movie was The Untouchables.

Almost all "DUMB" movies. (Carry, Sandler, etc.)

Jim Carry (although the urine in the beer bottle and cop drinking scene is funny.)

Adam Sandler

Pulp Fiction.

The animated green ogre thing......whatever it's called.

didn't waste my time with Titanic, or pearl harbor, or many others such as Something about mary or similar ilk. Already know I'd hate them.

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I hate virtually anything that producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory are associated with. I recall being forced to watch their Howards End in film school and having to stand up and do jumping-jacks about every 10 minutes to keep from falling asleep.

I don't hate director Curtis Hanson, but I don't know if there's a more overestimated helmer than Hanson out there today. I mean, c'mon, the guy was basically a purveyor of TV-Movie-of-the-Week type flicks (e.g. Bad Influence, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The River Wild) until L.A. Confidential -- a massive pretender to Chinatown's neo-noir throne (screenwriter William Goldman was dead-on when he opined that L.A. Confidential was a "phony" film noir) and easily one of the most overrated films of the past decade -- came along... and now he's suddenly an auteur! :rolleyes:

I actually kinda liked Gladiator, but there's no denying that it's way overrated. I mean, c'mon, Dreamworks Pictures gives Ridley Scott all that damn money, and he goes out and makes the action scenes look like Ben Hur in Pan & Scan: a jumbled, flickering, kaleidoscopic, barely watchable mess! You'd think that Dreamworks honch Jeffrey Katzenberg would've pulled Ridley aside after a dailies session and said, "Ridley, buddy, c'mon, what the f*ck is this? What are you going for, my man, a gladiator movie as seen through the eyes of Picasso while on quaaludes?" Maybe Dreamworks should've just farmed Gladiator's action scenes out to Ridley's brother, Tony, whose forte has been top-notch action cinema for almost two decades now.

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Originally posted by AJWatson3

anyone that doesn't like adam sandler might want to check out "Punch-Drunk Love". it's a bit odd, but ... uplifting in a bizarre way. but if you didn't like Magnolia or Boogie nights skip it. it is from the same director, PT Anderson.

I liked boogie nights didn't see magnolia, but I can't see any redeeming value in P-D-L.:(

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Mine have to be

Star Wars (all of 'em) - I never got into these movies. The nerd factor was way too high.

Seabiscuit - The most contrived, cliched, boring piece of crap ever put on film. If this wins best picture I'll puke.

The Fast and the Furious (both of 'em) - These movies were so damn cheesy. They made illegal drag racing look like a transgender convention with all their techno music and bright colors. Plus, the worst line EVER from any movie came out of Paul Walker's mouth. "If I win (dramatic pause) I get the car (dramatic pause) and the respect. :laugh:

Gladiator - What the hell was it about? I never really game a damn.

And you people that are saying the Godfather (especially), American Beauty, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Punch Drunk Love are nuts. Those are five of my favorite movies of all-time.

I can almost understand the latter four because they're too "artsy-fartsy" for some types, especially the P.T. Anderson flicks. Either you get him or you don't.

But the Godfather? How can you diss the greatest movie ever made?

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Originally posted by OrangeSkin

I can almost understand the latter four because they're too "artsy-fartsy" for some types, especially the P.T. Anderson flicks. Either you get him or you don't.

No, orange, it's not that I "don't get him", it's that I think he goes too far out of his way to make odd, depressing, pretentious, selfimportant movies. Movies like Magnolia lack what I consider a critical component- a plot. There wasnt even a moment of denouement, as far as I'm concerned. It was different. I think that's what people like about it. It's not the classic cheesy, cliched, happy ending flick that we've grown accustomed to.

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How could I have forgotten about these?!

I'm sorry, ladies and gents, but Lord of the Rings is the filmic equivalent of Unisom. Throw all the New Line Cinema money and major awards at it you want; it's still unremittingly dull.

I also couldn't believe just how badly George Lucas mangled The Phantom Menace. He took Star Wars and made it [gulp]... boring! :(

And I was actually with (well, partially with) Signs till the Third Act when it turns out that the "alien attack" was for real, at which point the movie becomes a low-rent Independence Day... except for the fact that the aliens are royally wimpy here.

Lemme see if I have this straight: These aliens are able to traverse great distances of time and space in order to get to Earth, but they're powerless to affect entry to a room when a lousy wooden door stands in their way?! In addition, these E.T.s travel all this way to our planet, a planet that is mostly covered in a substance that is lethal to them, yet they don't consider bringing along their raincoats or wetsuits for protection?! :laugh:

Originally posted by OrangeSkin

you people that are saying the Godfather (especially), American Beauty, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Punch Drunk Love are nuts. Those are five of my favorite movies of all-time.

...the Godfather? How can you diss the greatest movie ever made?

C'mon, OS, get it straight: We all know (or so we're told!) that THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE is Citizen Kane. Case closed. End of story. ;)

But seriously, when it comes to mob movies, I've always been a bigger fan of Scorsese's stuff, from Mean Streets to Goodfellas (which I personally feel is the best mob movie ever made) to Casino, than I have of The Godfather. Don't get me wrong; I like The Godfather. However, the bold kineticism, raw immediacy, and sepia-less realism of Scorsese's mob movies have always struck me far more powerfully than The Godfather's comparatively more staid aesthetics have.

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Originally posted by AJWatson3

if you think one-dimension watch "Truman Show" speaking of it, it will now be on my list of movies that no one else liked. i thought it was impressive.

Yeah, I know that's a decent movie and I give some credit for him. However, I mentioned him in term of percentage. He has one good one out of, maybe, 20 others face-dance and crap jokes since, what?, Ace Ventura? :shoothead

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true. "truman" was one in twenty that were different. "man on the moon" too (you got to admit that was some piece of acting). but for the most part is it fart jokes. those two are good examples that show his talent as an actor though.

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Originally posted by DukeSkins

The ones that come up right now are Matrix, Dumb and Dumber and all those Jim Carry (sp?) stuff. I really cannot stand for that one-dimension guy...

...stupid a$$.

Don't sugar coat it next time. Tell us how you really feel man.

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Wel, Orange, I don't think we have to worry about ever sharing an entertainment event. :laugh:

Not only are our movie tastes opposite, (going by the god father and those other you like), but right now you listed having the beatles and rolling stones as the last music you listened to in another thread. Needless to say, I rank listening to them as being on par with listening to Madonna. :D

I will admit to once upon a time having a Madonna album find it's way into my collection. (It's long since disappeared.) The beatles and rolling stones have NEVER contaminated my music collection. :D

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The Green Mile.

One of the most depressing pictures I have ever seen. How anyone could like this I'll never know. Everyone decent dies, except Hanks who's cursed basically because he has to outlive everyone he loves. Is the fact he still has his stupid pet mouse supposed to make me feel better?

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Originally posted by OrangeSkin

How can you diss the greatest movie ever made?

Easy. You say something like this:

Mine have to be

Star Wars (all of 'em) - I never got into these movies. The nerd factor was way too high.

:D

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