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Old 02-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #21
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Senseless violence. Sucks.
I hated that new one, No Country for Old Men. It bothered me for weeks.
My friend that asked me to go with her thinks I'm an ignorant and uncultured pollyanna that only likes happy endings. Okay, I can accept that. But since when did watching people die become entertainment? Really!
Sarah, Couldn't agree more. I couldn't believe it when the 'big wigs' started talking academy awards ! Yuck ..........
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:12 PM   #22
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I stopped keeping track of movies in 1995, but up until that time the worst movies on my list were (some I can't even remember) ...

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Old 02-14-2008, 01:10 AM   #23
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:25 AM   #24
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:47 AM   #25
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The Piano (Holly Hunter does soft porn)
Minority Report (needed about 30 minutes whacked out of it)
Another vote for Pursuit of Happyness - They made things worse than the real story, e.g., he was getting a stipend at the brokerage.
Last Year in Marienbad - Waiting for something to happen, made Lost in Translation seem like an action movie.
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Wag the Dog. Was mildly entertaining for awhile, then just got more and more stupid.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:19 AM   #27
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I walked out of The Thin Red Line, and years ago, Death Becomes Her.

I don't generally go to watch what I call "dumb comedies" because I don't like them, but of the ones that I have been dragged to, I disliked Austin Powers, There's Something About Mary, and Meet the Parents.
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All the Chevy Chase vacation movies.

Sarah I won't watch bloody death movies either. Dh talked me into watching Braveheart with Mel Gibson, I relented because I like him, I was disturbed for weeks. I don't mind movies like Die Hard because I know there is no way he could live through some of those things, it's the realistic ones that get to me.
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I was going to post that one....
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Bridges of Madison County. The only time I ever fell asleep in a movie theater. We haven't actually been to a theater for abut 6 or 7 years though.

I like good movies with lots of things blowing up, like Terminator II.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:26 AM   #32
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The Piano (Holly Hunter does soft porn)
This can't be ALL bad...

I try to cut the There''s Something About Mary / American Pie genre of flicks some slack, in that, back when, I thought Animal House was funny. I don't find it the least bit entertaining now...

I'm a bit weird eccentric, though. I actually liked Lost in Translation...

And Scarlett Johansson had nothing to do with it...
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #33
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I was just going to post that. At five minutes, DW and I were looking at each other and saying "How could something this bad be so popular?"(*) We gave it another 15 minutes to see if it would get better, but it was more of the same, so back to Netflix it went.

Usually I can find a redeeming quality in anything, including most of the movies mentioned in this thread. To me, Borat was pure, refined badness.


(*) This is unfortunately not the only example of this phenomenon.
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I'm the 'King of Bad Movie Pickers', a fact my wife dotes on reminding me of. Walked into the video store last week and picked "Lonely Hearts"(with Travolta and Gandolfini), "When a Man Falls"(with Sharon Stone), and "Flywheel"(I've got bad eyes and thought the star was the goteed-guy from Desperate Housewives & that the wife would like it just for that--but it was just a look-alike guy). All three were dogs. Bye-Bye $8-(one was a freebie).
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Oh dear, without a doubt Borat was the worst.

I laughed hysterically at the part where he was pretending to take driving lessons. I think that was out of sheer boredom or some protective mechanism kicking in. Other than that I think that was the absolute worst movie on earth.
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What movies did you just hate or walked out on ? Mine was " Lost in Translation ". What a waste of time and money !

I've only walked out on two in my life.

One was "The Fisher King" with Robin Williams, which I found offensive and stupid. Apparently I have poor taste since this film won an Oscar and is highly rated on IMDB.

The other was "Mr. Baseball" with Tom Selleck, which was just stupid.

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Well see, I liked the fisher king. Good lesson on the consequences of your actions and how easy it is to lose ones self.
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I liked Lost in Translation...

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Hostage with Bruce Willis....I really hate it when the first 2/3 of the movie is decent and and the last 1/3 is awful....
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I can't remember ever walking out on a movie, although admittedly I don't go very often so it is usually something I wanted to see. Have ejected some loaner DVD movies after a few minutes.

I really liked Lost in Translation. Having been to Japan and being closely connected with a lot of Japanese people through Aikido, I guess it had some resonance for me.
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