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Well I liked the movie Notes on a scandal
Very recently, I found myself pleasantly surprised with Wild Hogs. It had its share of dumb, cringe-worthy moments, but all-in-all, I found myself really enjoying it and laughing fairly often. Granted, it's certainly not an example of great comedy, but I found it to be enjoyable enough.
The Original Gone in 60 Seconds
Yes! Nice twist at the end with the suit case! Decent movie!
Holes
Scorsese's Cape Fear is miles better than the peck/mitchum 1961 original! DeNiro's performance for a start. I too have the box set.

Yentl!!!!! no no no!!! As some won who knows my name isn't Raphael for nothing there are much better movies out there that celebrate Jewish life. Such a shame Bar Mitzvah Boy is not out on DVD!!! Pull your fingers out BBC!! Now I will wait for our friends from Poland and Iran to give me some abuse!! Oh wait didn't Chris ban them!?
dare i say Yentl
It is. I have both in a boxed set and it's much more enjoyable (if that's the right word).
Scorsese's Cape Fear is probably better than the original. Although it's been awhile since I've seen the original to compare.
Well I have to say "Twin Peaks: FWWM" "Cape Fear-Remake"
Most recently, I was very surprised of Film Geek. Definately check it out!
Bob "the film man" wrote: The critics really didn't like the Da Vinci Code, but I loved it.

Me too. I wasn't expecting an exact adaptation as so many are way off, but this stayed pretty faithful. While not perfect, it was very good.
The critics really didn't like the Da Vinci Code, but I loved it.
Hudson Hawk (Mindless pap I know but I still enjoyed it)
The Butterfly Effect (Has to be with the baby ending and NOT the 'Happy' ending tho!)
I freaking love Sky Captain, I Heart Huckabees, The Life Aquatic and The Way of the Gun, all of which either got mixed reviews or did poor box-office.
Ok, sorry, they just looks a lot like aliens but now I totally get everything in the flick, A.I is a real underrated gem of modern times
I agree with ya CJ.Cheese.  I always have from the first veiwing.  I was asking how people still get it wrong.  I have this same discussion with a friend for years at work.  
Spoiler  They're not aliens, they're advanced Meccas. Here's how it goes: God creates Humans. Humans search for God. Humans create Meccas. Meccas search for Humans. They're not aliens, and it shows how misunderstood the ending really is Wink
Mr.Badass wrote:  aliens create his mother so he can die, it's a very sad ending

WTF?  Aliens?
I need to research some back-threads it seems?
I'm sorry then.

Well if it's any better, on the whole, the ending is minor. It's the journey that counts. (I'm tired, I can't think of anything non cliché to say).

But yes, DO rent it ASAP. Don't let this minor bump discourage you. Do you think I didn't know the Planet of the Apes Spoiler was Earth before I saw it? Ok, not the same thing, but still relevant as they are both great Sci Fi movies.
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: We've discussed the ending of "AI" SOOOO many times before, I find it hard to believe that you haven't heard it here already or have not seen the movie by now...
Although, yeah, spoiler tags should be used there...
Nope, never got the ending before on here, but I'm still waiting to see it. I might rent it soon.
Mr.Badass wrote: BoBoi wrote: £ukasz D wrote: I realy realu liked "INSIDE MAN" to......Happy

As for the subject of this post.
I liked : AI, Alexander, 16 Blocks......and realy loved "V for Vendetta" (it was mostly bashed by critics, but I find it one of the best films i've seen ins ome time) and Titanic (i just love itHappy).

Yeah I did enjoyed AI as well. Great movie with dissapointed ending I would say.


The ending is one of most misunderstood in cinematic history...
the aliens create his mother so he can die, it's a very sad ending

Thank you mister spoil the ending!!!
We've discussed the ending of "AI" SOOOO many times before, I find it hard to believe that you haven't heard it here already or have not seen the movie by now...
Although, yeah, spoiler tags should be used there...
Mr.Badass wrote: BoBoi wrote: £ukasz D wrote: I realy realu liked "INSIDE MAN" to......Happy

As for the subject of this post.
I liked : AI, Alexander, 16 Blocks......and realy loved "V for Vendetta" (it was mostly bashed by critics, but I find it one of the best films i've seen ins ome time) and Titanic (i just love itHappy).

Yeah I did enjoyed AI as well. Great movie with dissapointed ending I would say.


The ending is one of most misunderstood in cinematic history...
the aliens create his mother so he can die, it's a very sad ending
Why thanks for spoiling the damn movie for me!
BoBoi wrote: £ukasz D wrote: I realy realu liked "INSIDE MAN" to......Happy

As for the subject of this post.
I liked : AI, Alexander, 16 Blocks......and realy loved "V for Vendetta" (it was mostly bashed by critics, but I find it one of the best films i've seen ins ome time) and Titanic (i just love itHappy).

Yeah I did enjoyed AI as well. Great movie with dissapointed ending I would say.


The ending is one of most misunderstood in cinematic history...
the aliens create his mother so he can die, it's a very sad ending
Mark Lim wrote: I have many - 16 Blocks, Poisedon, The Sentinel, Inside Man, Constant Gardener, Firewall, Stealth, Sky High, Failure To Launch, Last Holiday, Monster-In Law, Yours, Mine & Ours(2006), Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow.
I agree, both The Sentinel and Sky Captain were great entertainment!
'I Heart Huckabees' is on HBO very often. I've heard people bash the hell out of this movie but I loved it. Others off the top of my head that I wasn't expecting to enjoy..Hedwig & The Angry Inch, American Splendor, the Big Lebowski.
£ukasz D wrote: I realy realu liked "INSIDE MAN" to......Happy

As for the subject of this post.
I liked : AI, Alexander, 16 Blocks......and realy loved "V for Vendetta" (it was mostly bashed by critics, but I find it one of the best films i've seen ins ome time) and Titanic (i just love itHappy).

Yeah I did enjoyed AI as well. Great movie with dissapointed ending I would say.
I realy realu liked "INSIDE MAN" to......Happy

As for the subject of this post.
I liked : AI, Alexander, 16 Blocks......and realy loved "V for Vendetta" (it was mostly bashed by critics, but I find it one of the best films i've seen ins ome time) and Titanic (i just love itHappy).
I liked Inside Man as well.  A pleasant surprise for me was The Cat's Meow.  I'd heard it was OK so I picked it up and really liked it.  Great cast and great story.
I have many - 16 Blocks, Poisedon, The Sentinel, Inside Man, Constant Gardener, Firewall, Stealth, Sky High, Failure To Launch, Last Holiday, Monster-In Law, Yours, Mine & Ours(2006), Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow.
Tom
I was surprised by Inside Man too - was expecting it to be good, but it bored me to tears Wink Could see most the twists coming a mile away!
I was surprised by Inside Man also. I wasn't expecting it to be bad, just wasn't expecting it to be good.
AI
War of the Worlds
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Signs
Scoop (not a favourite, but better than some let on)
I pretty much stayed away from reviews for Inside Man because I was looking forward to it and wanted to watch it without any preconceptions about it. Having a friend fall asleep during it kind of put me of seeing the film and it lowered my expectation somehwhat. I did read reviews after seeing the film and they were mostly all positive. Turns out, in this case, my friend was probably just tired.

The lesson I suppose is never read reviews and never ever listen to your friends when it comes to movies.
Well to be frank, Inside Man received a very positive reviews from the critics, nothing to be surprise there.

However, if you're talking about word by word then there's quite a lot cuz my friends don't seem to like anything. Okay I was pleasantly surprised in 2046 cuz all my friends felt asleep at the movie, but I knew anyway that it would be great. That doesn't count does it? Well I dunno...

Probably, Raising Helen, not many ppl like it at all, they always say that it's too long and bla bla bla but I totally love it.I adore Kate and this movie so much!!
Pleasant surprises
Which film/s had you heard/read were bad yet found yourself enjoying and now rank as some of your favourites. This is a sort of companion piece to the Disappointments thread.

Recently I saw Inside Man after a friend had fallen asleep out of boredom during it. This did not inspire confidence in it but as it played out I thought it was a great movie. I wouldn't put it in my all time favourites list but I was 'pleasantly surprised'.

In fact you have to incorporate the words pleasantly surprised in inverted comma's in any posts. Thems-the-roolz.