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Old 10-28-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So somebody revived a thread about bad movies you love. Let's go in the opposite direction. what are the masterpieces/classics that you just can't get with, no matter how wonderful people say they are? I'll start with:



What are the great ones you think are less than great?
Pretty much any Taratino film.
Pretty much any Oliver Stone film.
Pretty much every movie voted Best Picture since 1997.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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Citizen Kane
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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I'm glad someone other than myself doesn't care for Woody Allen. He is so highly respected and I've never seen it. I never thought he was very humorous (where's the humor??) and he comes across to me as creepy. Apparently, I was right.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Wow--I don't think I've ever met anybody who hated Top Gun. LOL. Even a woman.

Or Platoon, which most combat veterans say is the most realistic war movie ever made. And won an Oscar.

American Beauty, I can understand. I hated it when I first saw it, but then gave it another chance and it grew on me. Chris Cooper is the most underrated actor of our time.

My list..........

Lost In Translation.....My jaw literally DID drop and how bad it was. And the thing is there was so much hype about it when it came out. How good it was. So I just sat there waiting for something (anything!) to happen. And it never did. To this day I am totally dumbfounded at how anyobdy can think it is good. Maybe somebody who reads this and liked it can explain it to me?

The English Patient...Same Deal. SOOO slow. A chick flick masquerading as a war movie. I think they make insomniacs watch this movie as therapy. LOL

Eraser Head....The most disturbing movie or ANY piece of so-called entertainment I ever saw. If I met David Lynch I might have to kick his butt for all the bad dreams it gave me. LOL

Home Alone....Wow. Just, wow. For years and years this p.o.s. was the top-grossing movie EVER! Somebody must have soled their soul to the devil to make this possible. Again, I just don't get it. Maybe somebody can explain how this kiddie movie could have been a top-grosser?

The Sheltering Sky....Another head-scratchingly terrible movie that got great reviews. Mostly from art-house snob types. Some critics say Bowles books are tough to make into film. This might be the best example of that. I wanted to punch the Debra Winger character in the face at the end of that movie. A shameless w.h.0.r.e who wanted sympathy and felt herself a victim. WTF?
I almost added "Lost In Translation" until I realized that I found the underground youth culture of Japan interesting. Thought the rest of it was over-rated.

"Eraser Head"... just horrid in every way.

.... I do love "Home Alone", though.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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I just can't get the point of It's A Wonderful Life. Every year at Christmas I turn it on and only last 10-15 minutes. I think I need psychological help.
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Silence of the Lambs. The movie came to an end, and I was left saying: "So what"? Same with acclaimed movies adapted from Stephen King's stuff: The Green Mile, The Shining.

The Piano put me to sleep.

The Lion King was typical smarmy Disney fare.

Pretty much any musical - I heartily dislike the genre, with very few exceptions.


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I'm glad someone other than myself doesn't care for Woody Allen. He is so highly respected and I've never seen it. I never thought he was very humorous (where's the humor??) and he comes across to me as creepy.
I've tried to like his movies -- some of them I did (Radio Days, Bullets Over Broadway, Sleeper, Hannah and Her Sisters), but most I did not. I hated Purple Rose of Cairo with the fire of a thousand suns.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Avatar - the blue meanies in Sgt. Pepper were more entertaining.
Whatever that was with Fiennes in a concentration camp. Overkill of a genre that had been overkilled.
The Artist - one of the few movies that I just plain shut off.
Ordinary People - those are Ordinary??? Could not relate to the characters in any way except to hope that a serial killer got 'em all in the end.
Most Stephen King movies. Don't find them entertaining
Food Inc. - horribly biased and idiotic treatment of a serious subject
One that I used to like but now find camp - Grapes of Wrath
I enjoyed The Artist.It was different from the usual run of Hollywood garbage. It was based on the begining of the talkie era in Hollywood. My dad who grew up in the 20s and early 30s could remember seeing silent movies. He also mentioned seeing I think it was Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks Sr. having sycronized sound.The music , etc.was on a reckon that was to be played in time to the film action. Many times the person playing these records didn't always synch them at the right times.
The movie with Ralph Feinnes is probably The English Patient. I went to see it,and it made me very sad at the end.
Why,because my late father was in North Africa during WW2.He spoke of Shepherd's Hotel in Cairo and the rock paintings in the desert.
Didn't really care for the first Jurrasic Park among other films.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:10 AM
 
Location: morrow,ga
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The Big Lebowski- I am a big Jeff Bridges fan, but I have no idea why this film is considered to be 'iconic' . He and John Goodman are the only good actors in the film.

Any of the Transformers movies, except for the first one, are terribly boring.

I couldn't get into Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. I fell asleep in the middle of it.

I am a fan of Russell Crowe but Noah and A Beautiful Mind were not all that great.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:27 PM
 
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stealing some of the already posted ones:

Star Wars - I saw them. They are ok. I just don't get why people are still obsessed with these movies 40 years after it came out. What is the obsession with this film of all films that makes grown men dress up like idiots?

Big Lebowski - I didn't even think it was good

10 commandments - It's on TV once a year but I feel like it's overplayed. I saw it once or twice and I just can't sit through it again

2001: Space Odyssey - I only just saw this within the past year because I heard great things about it. It's a piece of garbage if you ask me. I wanted my 2 hours back

Fargo - OK movie. Not sure why this won so many awards. And I really like the Coen Brothers too but this was not one of their best.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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I have walked out on two movies as I recall: The Horse Whisperer and Harry Potter. Just my style. Id rather see **** get blown up I guess. Though documentaries are often my favorite.
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