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9th February 2006 6:04  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
You know a movie is going to be bad when?
More times than not "John Travolta" is in it.

9th February 2006 6:08  #2

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
When itsa sequel without the orignal stars.

9th February 2006 6:28  #3

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
I generally find that the more trailers a theater runs before the feature the worse the movie is going to be.  If you're getting six, seven, eight trailers before the movie starts set the snooze alarm.

9th February 2006 12:50  #4

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
If it stars Steven Segeal.

9th February 2006 13:03  #5

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Can we stick to movies that DO SHOW in the cinemas. We all know there's a lot of movies going straight to video are no good anyway.

I would say you know it's going to be bad, from the trailers, who is starring in the film, what the premise(storyline) is, and of course the U.S. Box Office figures (this can help me decide if a new movie is worth getting on Dvd, especially if it comes out in R1 before Aus cinemas!)

9th February 2006 17:20  #6

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Obvious, but has to be stated. When it says "Uwe Boll" or "Paul W.S. Anderson" as director or producer or writer.

Boll can't even make good trailers whilst Anderson's stuff is almost always mediocre; it's so aggravating to see the material go to waste. It should be law that anything by these two be automatically considered for a remake.

9th February 2006 19:15  #7

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
You know a movie is going to be bad when...

'Co-Produced by Sigourney Weaver' appears onscreen.

9th February 2006 19:23  #8

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
The name NOra Ephron is on it

9th February 2006 19:48  #9

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
When Richard Gere attempts any sort of accent.

9th February 2006 19:48  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,403 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
If it has anything to do with Adam Sandler (Punch Drunk Love not withstanding).

9th February 2006 19:49  #11

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
Or acting. Internal Affairs aside.

9th February 2006 21:03  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
When the previews end and says from Director X and I have no idea who he is.  I've seen more movies than most people and if I can't identify what Director X is done, I doubt the general public can either.

Besides, Mal beat us to the most obvious indicator that a movie is bad.  Two Words.....Uwe Boll........How could Ben Kingsley sink that low?

9th February 2006 22:25  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
He had to prove that Species wasn't a mistake. It was deliberate.

9th February 2006 22:46  #14

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: If it stars Steven Segeal.

I concur

10th February 2006 4:21  #15

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
SPECIES!!!  How could I forget Species!  That has one of the worst and most hysterical movie moments in the history of cinema!  Forest Whitaker plays the PSYCHIC member of the team hunting the monster.  A woman has been killed in a train compartment.  Whitaker walks into the compartment where the woman's body is hanging, which is drenched in blood a viscera, and as he stands ankle deep in the woman's blood he ominously says, "I feel that something bad has happened here."  Well, he wasn't wrong.

12th February 2006 1:21  #16

James Tully Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 436
...If it has a scene in the first 10 minutes establishing the fact that there is no mobile phone signal in a particular place.

12th February 2006 2:40  #17

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
James Tully wrote: ...If it has a scene in the first 10 minutes establishing the fact that there is no mobile phone signal in a particular place.

Actually, most movies need this to make the movie plausable.  Things like Breakdown wouldn't be very good if you don't rule out mobile phones.

16th February 2006 1:07  #18

simply-haley Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 163
if its directed by Uwe Boll or stars Hilary Duff.. or her sister

16th February 2006 1:42  #19

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
...when the glowing reviews are from critics and/or publications you've never heard of.

16th February 2006 1:48  #20

GRZA Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 89
"...in a world..."

16th February 2006 17:24  #21

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
"In a Time"

16th February 2006 18:00  #22

James Tully Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 436
Adrian wrote: James Tully wrote: ...If it has a scene in the first 10 minutes establishing the fact that there is no mobile phone signal in a particular place.

Actually, most movies need this to make the movie plausable.  Things like Breakdown wouldn't be very good if you don't rule out mobile phones.


Thats my point. Its a sure fire sign of lazy film-making.

16th February 2006 18:02  #23

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Not really.  There are places where cell phones do not work.  Until we go to satellite phones, there will never be complete coverage.

16th February 2006 20:30  #24

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
 It has "Lawerence Kasdan" directing.

16th February 2006 20:32  #25

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
So you are saying that "Body Heat", "The Big Chill", "Silverado", and "The Accidental Tourist" were bad movies?

16th February 2006 20:36  #26

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
He lost it after "Grand Canyon"

16th February 2006 20:37  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
The only truly bad movie he has done was Dreamcatcher and I am not sure that movie is truly his fault.

16th February 2006 20:44  #28

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Adrian wrote: The only truly bad movie he has done was Dreamcatcher and I am not sure that movie is truly his fault.
TRUST ME ON THIS IT WAS.  

18th February 2006 15:41  #29

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
A remake.
simply-haley wrote: if its directed by Uwe Boll or stars Hilary Duff.. or her sisterUnless of course she's in a porn film Wink

18th February 2006 15:44  #30

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
When they use a a quote from Paul Ross or someone else from News of the World to promote a movie.
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