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Awful movies that were suppose to be good

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12th April 2007 17:34  #61

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
goat boy wrote: Perhaps it would have been better with jar jar in it.

"Open the pod bay doors Jar Jar."
"Mesa sorry Dave, mesa noooooo can do!"

12th April 2007 18:30  #62

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: goat boy wrote: Perhaps it would have been better with jar jar in it.

"Open the pod bay doors Jar Jar."
"Mesa sorry Dave, mesa noooooo can do!"


I think the more appropriate response would be "... mesa nooooooo can do-do!"





It's funny cause it's also poop.

Ha Ha.

12th April 2007 18:39  #63

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:
I will get blasted for this, but "Pulp Fiction". Not awful, but not the brilliant film everyone makes it out to be.


Oooh... Quentin Tarantino films in general. Don't get me wrong, they quite easily fill in a couple of hours but they really are not the "Gods gift to cinema" that a lot of people make them out to be...

12th April 2007 23:43  #64

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Gunsprout wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:
I will get blasted for this, but "Pulp Fiction". Not awful, but not the brilliant film everyone makes it out to be.


Oooh... Quentin Tarantino films in general. Don't get me wrong, they quite easily fill in a couple of hours but they really are not the "Gods gift to cinema" that a lot of people make them out to be...

i have to agree...but also have to add that "Jackie Brown" and "4 Rooms" are realy good films....but i don't realy get this Tarantion-movement in world cinema..and would never rank PF in my top 100 films :/

12th April 2007 23:49  #65

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Citizen Kane for being an average movie that every critic MUST say is THE best movie ever. Talk about everyone jumping on the band wagon. Why? For fear of not being taken seriously as a film critic perhaps? I suspect so. Pity as there is a much more deserving best movie of all time made in the same era, The Maltese Falcon. Not a frame wasted, Perfect. The best of film noir.

12th April 2007 23:58  #66

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,441 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Citizen Kane is one of those movies that was the first reconized to do certain things, all technical things, so it was innovative. Good? Not so much. Pretty much ANY other Welles pic is better.

13th April 2007 0:08  #67

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
I understand that but it's just the way critics carry on about it. For me The Maltese Falcon is what film was made for. The stuff that dreams are made of.

13th April 2007 0:13  #68

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I dunno, I liked Kane a lot. I can see why people call it the best. But yeah I like TMF a lot more than CK, I can watch it more often as well.

13th April 2007 0:42  #69

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Videodrome. Only joking Gabe. Will order the criterion edition one day. I think region 2 is still censored by the BBFC.

13th April 2007 20:32  #70

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
From the trusty old IMDb.

The director's cut (available in the US on VHS and DVD) contains the following additional footage:
Spoiler During the "Samurai Dreams" scene, a dildo, only partly shown in the "R" rated version, is fully visible.

The first shot of videodrome in Harlan's workroom runs longer.
The next scene in Harlan's workroom shows a different, and more graphic take of videodrome broadcast.

The scene in which Max pierces Nicki's ear has been extended.

The shot of Max shooting his second partner is slightly longer.

Barry Convex's death goes another shot.


Sorry if this isn't what you meant, I figured since it said available in US that it wasn't in UK (R1 and R2). I personally haven't seen the film (yet) so I cannot pass judgment.



13th April 2007 22:51  #71

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,441 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Covex's death is the only particularly gory bit in the movie. I can't beleive they cut an ear piercing.

13th April 2007 22:58  #72

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Spot on Chedder. The cuts in a little more detail

R2 United Kingdom - (Universal Pictures) - "R-rated" version, and hence is still missing:
The complete reveal of the Oriental dildo, which lasts 4 seconds longer.
When Max and Nicki first get together, Max picks up a needle from the floor and traces it along Nicki's legs and torso.
When Max pulls the needle from Nicki's left ear, four seconds showing the needle sliding out of the lobe and being held clear are cut.
Max pushing the needle into Nicki's right ear amounts to about 2 seconds of delete video.
The view of Max and Nicki making love on the floor of the torture chamber is longer by about 5 seconds.
The shot of Max's second executive murder runs for 23 frames in the PAL version and 48 frames in the NTSC version, amounting to 1 second of missing film.
The shot of Barry Convex's face splitting open is more lingering, as are some of the other points of view.
An additional close up of Barry's open chest, with the jagged ends of ribs clearly visible, amounts to 3 seconds.

14th April 2007 0:55  #73

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,441 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm gonna make a new signature image tonight. I guess I've had this one long enough that people think Videodrome is my favourite movie or something.

14th April 2007 9:01  #74

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
I'd say 'Dune' - although as much as it was utterly awful we stayed till the end and realised it was one of the worst ride in our life time!

On the other hand, movies that were supposed to be good and lived up to the expectations the most was probably 'Triumph of the Will' (As long as I waited to see it).

BTW - 'Scent Of A Woman' is one of my favourite movie of all time and have seen it countless number of times. I thought I just have to say that.

14th April 2007 10:25  #75

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,441 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Every time Pacino spoke I wanted to throttle him. I know the guy overacts, but it dorve me crazy. I think if it had just been some movie I happened to be catching on TV I might've thought it was all right, but seeing that it was an Oscar nominated film I was a bit nonplussed. I honestly don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings with it, but I figure if my feelings weren't hurt with the mentions of 2001, LOTR, TCM, and Finding Nemo the rest of us will be Ok. Happy

14th April 2007 21:41  #76

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
The Blair Witch Project: I seriously got sick from watching it.
Chicago: I don't often watch musicals and this won picture of the year.... ugh.

29th April 2007 20:50  #77

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Gunsprout wrote: Cheddar J. Cheese wrote:
I will get blasted for this, but "Pulp Fiction". Not awful, but not the brilliant film everyone makes it out to be.


Oooh... Quentin Tarantino films in general. Don't get me wrong, they quite easily fill in a couple of hours but they really are not the "Gods gift to cinema" that a lot of people make them out to be...


Well, I just saw "Reservoir Dogs" and I loved it. Better than all his other efforts that's for sure. Not "God's gift" as you say, but a very good movie.

"Sideways". Not awful per say, but just not that great. I just  didn't connect with the characters at all. They were losers with no sympathetic qualities at all.

30th April 2007 5:39  #78

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,608 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
Blair Witch Project is c**p.  I loved the sequel though.  I thought Othello (Orson Welles version) was too long.  I'll take Citizen Kane or Touch of Evil any day.  I would love to see extended versions of some Welles films cut to shreds.

30th April 2007 23:21  #79

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
David Blackwell wrote: Blair Witch Project is c**p.  I loved the sequel though.  I thought Othello (Orson Welles version) was too long.  I'll take Citizen Kane or Touch of Evil any day.  I would love to see extended versions of some Welles films cut to shreds.I think Im the only one who really likes "The Blair Witch Project". I must have watched it over 100 times over the year I was in third grade, literally. Every day I'd wake up, I would get dressed and put it on. Ah, the memories.

6th May 2007 10:51  #80

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
This shocking!

Most of the above mentioned are good if not great films! But if I am playing devil's advocate any film Eddy Murphy has been in since Coming To America, and I do not like Jim Jarmusch's films and I do not like Ingmar Bergman's movies either! But I can see that they are classics! How about Salo?! That "film" is awful! I do not like any movie dealing with cannabalism either! I do not understand what all the fuss about them is!

13th June 2007 18:18  #81

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Love and Death.

It's a friend's favourite Allen film, as well as in my father's top 5. I don't know how. It wasn't all that funny to me.

13th June 2007 20:12  #82

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
rain man top gun  reds

15th June 2007 0:01  #83

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
yes stanton top gun totally agree but rain man has in my opinion some charm!

15th June 2007 10:51  #84

Jaybee79 Member Join Date: December 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 84
Manga/Anime films particularly Ghost In The Shell. For years friends have been trying to get me into them with Ghost In The Shell being the one they kept touting. In the end I caved in and regretted doing so after only ten minutes of watching the film. Also seen chunks of Spirited Away which bored me to tears:D

It probably doesn't help that manga/anime films just don't appeal to me so I have a biased view on them

15th June 2007 21:13  #85

the-gr8shag Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 172
Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw is a whole helluva lot better than the cr*ptastic remake & prequel!!

21st June 2007 23:18  #86

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I have to agree with Lost in Translation- what the hell was that
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