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Offline LadyKenobi

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Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« on: August 26, 2006, 02:19:15 PM »
ZachsMind's post about the worst movie got me thinking... we all have tiny bits of grey matter that seem to form opinions that go contrary to the majority of the human race.  For example, I seem to be the only person on the face of the Earth who has absolutely no desire to see Cirque du Soleil, because the only thing worse than a regular clown?  Is a clown suspended by wires.  (Look at its homepage! Just look at it!  WHHHHHHHHHHHY are people shelling out $95 to become emotionally scarred?)

Anyway, I have a pretty broad concept of what is funny and what isn't, and I'm sorry, but I just can't seem to cotton to Raising Arizona and... really, I tried, but... Young Frankenstien.

Also: Pulp Fiction.

There.  I said it. 

Now... confess!  You disGUSTing WORMS!
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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 02:56:50 PM »
Hehe, I'm sorry, I love pretty much all things Cohen Bros. including "Raising Arizona".  It was my first Cohen film so I went on to "Blood Simple" which was their first and then every one thereafter.  "Miller's Crossing" is one of my all time favorite films.

"Raising Arizona" has a way of finding the beauty, nobility and poetry of the downtrodden, trailer park set.  It doesn't exploit the subject matter like other media often does, (Git er done!), there's a fondness and beauty in the treatment.  Plus, the goofy humor and anything John Goodman says in the film makes me laugh.

It's not my favorite Cohen Bros. film, but my wife and I love it.  "Young Frankenstien" is the only Brookes film that I like.  You can keep "Blazing Saddles", but YF has one of the best Gene Wilder performances commited to celuloid.  My parents took me to see YF in the theaters when I was like, 12, so I have that fond memory of the film.  Maybe that's why I have a soft spot for it.

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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 03:05:38 PM »
Hehe, I'm sorry, I love pretty much all things Cohen Bros. including "Raising Arizona".  It was my first Cohen film so I went on to "Blood Simple" which was their first and then every one thereafter.  "Miller's Crossing" is one of my all time favorite films.

"Raising Arizona" has a way of finding the beauty, nobility and poetry of the downtrodden, trailer park set.  It doesn't exploit the subject matter like other media often does, (Git er done!), there's a fondness and beauty in the treatment.  Plus, the goofy humor and anything John Goodman says in the film makes me laugh.

It's not my favorite Cohen Bros. film, but my wife and I love it.  "Young Frankenstien" is the only Brookes film that I like.  You can keep "Blazing Saddles", but YF has one of the best Gene Wilder performances commited to celuloid.  My parents took me to see YF in the theaters when I was like, 12, so I have that fond memory of the film.  Maybe that's why I have a soft spot for it.

Who can say?  Personal taste is impossible to quantify, I don't know why we try.

RandyMistie, I think you missed the point of the thread. :D

Me personally? Titanic and Jurassic Park. I refuse to watch them, because they beat out Episode IV on the top 10 box office list.

Now, I realize that there are other movies that have accomplished the same feat, but for some reason I still will not watch those films to this day (though I have read the Jurassic Park novel, and thought it was just okay, nothing special).

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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 03:14:13 PM »
Silence of the Lambs. To this day, I don't understand what the big deal is. Hannibal Lechter is creepy and all, but I found the movie predictable and unintentionally hilarious in some places.

American Beauty is another one.


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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 06:33:58 PM »
Independence Day and The Whole Nine Yards
I saw both of these in the theater.  There is nothing worse than going to a movie and realizing that you hate it within the first ten minutes.  A movie's badness is magnified many times when its staring back at you from a giant screen.  Neither of these are classics by any means but they were both very popular on their release.  To this day, my opinion of a person slips a little when they tell me they liked "Independence Day".

Oh, I'd include John Carpenter's Vampires and Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes remake in there as well.  Luckily I missed seeing both of those in the theater, where you don't have the luxury of fast forward.


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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2006, 07:19:53 PM »
Anyway, I have a pretty broad concept of what is funny and what isn't, and I'm sorry, but I just can't seem to cotton to Raising Arizona and... really, I tried, but... Young Frankenstien.

I agree with you on Young Frankenstein.  Everyone seems to love it so much, when for me it just lies there.  Same with another cult favourite I personally feel is completely over-rated: Airplane! Sure it's got its funny moments, but the gag to dud ratio is too low for me to enjoy the movie. 

I also don't see the fuss about Animal House, but I'm English, so it might just be a cultural thing.


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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2006, 07:20:50 PM »
Ultimate unriffable movie?

"My Dinner With Andre"


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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2006, 07:22:28 PM »
Ultimate unriffable movie?

"My Dinner With Andre"

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2006, 07:36:17 PM »
Here's another one I never understood: "Leaving Las Vegas".  I know it wasn't supposed to be inspiring but at LEAST give me a likeable character!  I just wanted to smack these sad, codependent idiots upside the head.  I dont think I'd want to see it riffed though, that would mean having to watch it again.


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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2006, 07:38:09 PM »
I hate The Incredibles and I'll tell you why:

the voice actors LOOK like their cartoon counterparts. WTF?

The premise was good and a long time in coming, but executed via all the usual textbook cliches.

poop on The Incredibles.


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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2006, 08:02:43 PM »
Movies that I hate? Movies that too many other people seem to love but I can't stand and wish would go away? GodFather. Titanic. Goodfellas. Memento. Fight Club. American Beauty. Sin City. Amadeus. The Sting. Donnie Darko. Full Metal Jacket. Wrong Turn. Videodrome. Three Men and a Baby. The Sound of Music. Sex Lies and Videotape. Saturday Night Fever. Robocop. The Lost Boys. Looker. Liquid Sky. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Angel Heart. and The Bourne Anything

I hated Titanic even though it's one of the top grossers of all time.

American Beauty was a film I'm thankful to have seen once, but I will probably never see again. It was well done and ..interesting, but ultimately explains why Hollywood doesn't often make films without happy endings. I don't like a film that tells me how it will end in the first thirty seconds. "Hi! I'm not only the narrator but the main character of this film, and I'm gonna die. Hope you enjoy the show!" Thank you Kevin Spacey. It was very okay. I'd probably give it a five or a six out of ten. Actually, I'd have to give it a four, because I gave It's a Wonderful Life a five, and it's a better film than American Beauty.

I also have no desire to see Cirque du Soleil.

I liked Raising Arizona and adore Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.

Haven't seen Blood Simple or Miller's Crossing.

I loved Jurassic Park. Watch it again and again every chance I get.

Love Star Wars. It's one of my top ten favorite films. Used to be number one, but Citizen Kane and Princess Bride have more longevity.

Silence of the Lambs. Glad to have seen it once. Don't wanna see it again. Don't like movies that make serial killers anti-heroes. Hopkins did a great job though acting-wise gotta grant him that.

Loved Independence Day but it's a hokey rollercoaster and completely unbelievable. It treats science more loosely than your average Doctor Who episode.

The Whole Nine Yards. It's a foodball film. I don't watch those if I can help it.

John Carpenter's Vampires was again, an entertainment, but I wouldn't wanna watch it again.

I have not yet seen Tim Burton's remake of Planet Of The Apes. I liked the original. Don't have a reason to see the remake.

Airplane! STILL makes me laugh!

Animal House has its moments, mostly the moments when John Belusi is on the screen. The rest of its a college comedy that's been done before and since but better. 1941 was funnier to me, but doesn't get as much attention as Animal House.

My Dinner With Andre. Saw it once. Respect the acting and the writing. Would not want to see it again.  You're right in that it can't be riffed.

Leaving Las Vegas. Never saw it. No desire to see it.

THE INCREDIBLES ROCKED! I liked the fact that the actors look like their cartoon counterparts. I have the DVD and have watched it several times. It's definitely in my top one hundred favorites of all time, and occasionally looks like it might squeeze into the top ten.
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Movies I don't want Riff'd
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Re: Movies That No One Else Seems To Hate But Me
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2006, 08:04:26 PM »
Maybe you just shouldn't go to the movies anymore.


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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2006, 08:47:22 PM »
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Titanic and Jurassic Park. I refuse to watch them, because they beat out Episode IV on the top 10 box office list.

That is yet another thing for which I will never forgive Titanic.  That, and the whole f*&^%$# Celine Dion mess that for some reason is STILL on my radio.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2006, 09:05:16 PM »
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Titanic and Jurassic Park. I refuse to watch them, because they beat out Episode IV on the top 10 box office list.

That is yet another thing for which I will never forgive Titatic.  That, and the whole f*&^%$# Celine Dion mess that for some reason is STILL on my radio.

As a Canadian, I'd like to personally apologize for Celine Dion. She's always been an arrogant diva, even when she was unheard of outside of Quebec.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2006, 09:08:56 PM »

As a Canadian, I'd like to personally apologize for Celine Dion. She's always been an arrogant diva, even when she was unheard of outside of Quebec.

Now, now, your people have already apologized more than enough for Bryan Adams. You're forgiven.