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Old 07-17-2018, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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The other day I got a movie called "BEST DEFENSE" (1984) and I read some reviews on IMDB saying it was horrible..

I got 38 mins in and shut it off....... What a piece of garbage!! (For once I agree with the reviews)
As for me, I tried to watch "Deepwater Horizon" but got too overwhelmed by the events. I was working in Florida at the time for the state. Back then, it was a huge disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and all its coastal states: TX, LA, MS, AL and FL. I remember oil slicks kept coming on shore, and the entire lifestyle was disrupted: beach culture, fishing, diving, boating, hunting, etc. Then businesses shut down and the state cancelled a lot of contracts that subsequent year. It had a horrible economic effect. So, I just couldn't finish watching that movie - the "perfect storm" of petroleum engineering mistakes.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I watched Death Wish (Charles Bronson) again right after seeing the remake with Bruce Willis. I was immediately turned off by Paul Keirsey being a doctor in the new one vs an architect in the original and the new one went down from there...and I like Bruce Willis. Then I watched the old Death Wish II. I must say, in the older Death Wish I liked seeing Jeff Goldblum as a rapist murderer and in Death Wish II, Laurence Fishburne as a rapist murderer. Surprisingly, I thought the originals had more graphic rape scenes than the remake.

But the last movie I tried to watch was "Chappaquiddick." Stuck with it but it never got better. Read the book, "Senatorial Privilege" by Leo Damore and skip the movie. The movie tries to straddle the fence too much and the guy who played Kennedy didn't do a good job as a lead actor. Since I was actually alive (18) when the real incident occurred, the movie lacked impact.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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Since I don't have this maniacal mission to watch endless movies, I pick and choose what to watch. Almost never am I so bad at this that the movie is unwatchable.

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The other day I got a movie called "BEST DEFENSE" (1984) and I read some reviews on IMDB saying it was horrible..

I got 38 mins in and shut it off....... What a piece of garbage!! (For once I agree with the reviews)
IMDB isn't perfect, but it's a pretty good measure of films. Best Defense gets 3.6 on IMDB. 3.6! You almost have to be trying to be bad to make something that slips below a 4 on IMDB. Toss in the premise - a military/Cold War comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Dudley Moore - and it's beyond me why anyone would even think of watching this movie, much less do so.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Eddie Murphy himself castigated his movie, "Best Defense" about how terrible it was when he returned to Saturday Night Live as a guest presenter sometime around 1985. But he quickly noted how he made up for it in "Beverly Hills Cop" and the audience cheered.
Yes and he sure did huh?

Beverly Hills cop 1,2 and 3 are excellent!!! (I like 1 and 3 the best)
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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i couldn't get through "Ready Player One". I couldnt take watching what looked like a video game rather than a live movie. Plus it was just a bunch of vehicles racing around and blowing things up.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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The Pirates of the Caribbean - I figured since there were so many sequels that the first one had to be good. I was bored and turned it off after 30 minutes.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Them's fightin' words!!!
Fight away. Some of the music was ok but that's its only redeeming aspect.
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