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Re: Heckling
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2006, 05:40:09 PM »
It's not quite the same thing, but I refuse to watch any of the American Pie movies. Not because I have some holier-than-thou opinion of teen sex comedies, but simply because when someone says "Remember in American Pie..." I enjoy being able to say "I've never seen it." "I've never seen American Pie" has become the new "I don't watch television." (I don't watch TV either, but actually saying it sounds way too pretensious.)


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2006, 05:56:05 PM »
Okay, has anyone ever sworn themselves an oath that they would never watch a certain movie, because you know no matter how bad it is, it will never be as bad you hope it will be?  I have.  For me, that movie is Dude, Where's My Car?  If I ever watch that movie, I just know I will be disappointed, so I can never watch it.  But that did not prevent me and my friends from making constant reference to it back when it was still funny to make a "Dude, Where's My Car?" reference.  Man.  When all is said and done, what answer will mankind have when God asks, "Why did you allow a movie to be released with a title like Dude, Where's My Car?" 

Actually....

(damn, I can't believe I'm saying this)

...I like Dude, Where's My Car.  It's pretty damn funny.

(Jesus, I really just admitted that.)

I mean, it's no Goodfellas or anything, but it's NOT one of those comedies where you simply DO NOT laugh.  That would be the remake of Starsky & Hutch. Now there's a comedy that is wholly, indisputably, painfully UNfunny.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2006, 11:53:17 AM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it.  But for different reasons.  (Battlefield Earth is the only John Travolta film I have willingly subjected myself to.  It was so worth it!)  So far, I'm afraid my success rate has been, by my own estimation, no better than 64%.  But hopefully if he continues to make movies and I continue not watching them, that percentage might skyrocket up to 87% or higher.  And I can truthfully admit to the fact that I although I have probably seen all of the movie version of Grease, I have never watched more than 15 minutes of it at one sitting.  So that's gotta count for something.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2006, 12:04:28 PM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it.  But for different reasons.  (Battlefield Earth is the only John Travolta film I have willingly subjected myself to.  It was so worth it!)  So far, I'm afraid my success rate has been, by my own estimation, no better than 64%.  But hopefully if he continues to make movies and I continue not watching them, that percentage might skyrocket up to 87% or higher.  And I can truthfully admit to the fact that I although I have probably seen all of the movie version of Grease, I have never watched more than 15 minutes of it at one sitting.  So that's gotta count for something.

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2006, 01:11:02 PM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it. 

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.

And Get Shorty. 


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2006, 01:54:34 PM »
...I like Dude, Where's My Car.  It's pretty damn funny.

(Jesus, I really just admitted that.)

Actually, yes, I do find it funny, too. Not sidesplittingly hilarious, but it's got some funny elements to it. But it's still a bad film. A funny bad film, but a bad film nonetheless.

But the director's follow-up stoner flick, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, in my estimation, is a much better and funnier film. My preference for that film mainly has to do with the fact that 75% of it actually makes sense, in direct contrast to Dude, Where's My Car, which only makes sense for 15% of the film (the part about a couple of Dudes. Who can't find their Car. Hence, the title.)

Starsky & Hutch. Now there's a comedy that is wholly, indisputably, painfully UNfunny.

Again, here's a movie that I think is better than Dude, Where's My Car? because it has at least some semblance of a plot.

I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it.

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.

And Get Shorty.

Yep, those are classics. Too bad the film version of Shorty's sequel, Be Cool, stunk to high heaven...here's actually an instance where Dude, Where's My Car? is SUPERIOR to a film mentioned in this thread! (Bet you didn't see that one coming, did ya?) And it was an excellent book, really funny, really well-written...what the hell happened?!? Were the producers on crack?!? Terrible direction, terrible adaptation and general screenwriting...what was that about?!?

Now there's a painful movie experience for you, gentlemen. A prime example of a terrible sequel to a great movie, not to mention a terrible adaptation of a great sequel to a great novel.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2006, 01:58:47 PM »
...I like Dude, Where's My Car.  It's pretty damn funny.

(Jesus, I really just admitted that.)

Actually, yes, I do find it funny, too. Not sidesplittingly hilarious, but it's got some funny elements to it. But it's still a bad film. A funny bad film, but a bad film nonetheless.

But the director's follow-up stoner flick, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, in my estimation, is a much better and funnier film. My preference for that film mainly has to do with the fact that 75% of it actually makes sense, in direct contrast to Dude, Where's My Car, which only makes sense for 15% of the film (the part about a couple of Dudes. Who can't find their Car. Hence, the title.)

Starsky & Hutch. Now there's a comedy that is wholly, indisputably, painfully UNfunny.

Again, here's a movie that I think is better than Dude, Where's My Car? because it has at least some semblance of a plot.

I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it.

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.

And Get Shorty.

Yep, those are classics. Too bad the film version of Shorty's sequel, Be Cool, stunk to high heaven. And it was an excellent book, really funny, really well-written...what the hell happened?!? Were the producers on crack?!? Terrible direction, terrible adaptation and general screenwriting...what was that about?!?

Now there's a painful movie experience for you, gentlemen. A prime example of a terrible sequel to a great movie, not to mention a terrible adaptation of a great sequel to a great novel.

Huh?  So...confusing...sequel...movie...adaptation...

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Re: Heckling
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2006, 02:19:47 PM »
Actually, yes, I do find it funny, too. Not sidesplittingly hilarious, but it's got some funny elements to it. But it's still a bad film. A funny bad film, but a bad film nonetheless.

It definitely crashes and burns in the ending, but I still enjoyed it.

But the director's follow-up stoner flick, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, in my estimation, is a much better and funnier film. My preference for that film mainly has to do with the fact that 75% of it actually makes sense, in direct contrast to Dude, Where's My Car, which only makes sense for 15% of the film (the part about a couple of Dudes. Who can't find their Car. Hence, the title.)

I like this movie better as well.  One of the big reasons this movie works is because of it's R rating, which is more suited to a stoner-road-comedy.

Too bad the film version of Shorty's sequel, Be Cool, stunk to high heaven...here's actually an instance where Dude, Where's My Car? is SUPERIOR to a film mentioned in this thread! (Bet you didn't see that one coming, did ya?) And it was an excellent book, really funny, really well-written...what the hell happened?!? Were the producers on crack?!? Terrible direction, terrible adaptation and general screenwriting...what was that about?!?

Agreed again, Issac.  F. Gary Gray dropped the ball big-time on this one.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2006, 09:53:23 AM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it. 

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.


Well, I've also categorically refused to watch Quentin Tarantino movies.  I tried watching Reservoir Dogs.  I really did.  But I found I got more enjoyment out of reading the opinion page in my newspaper.  The whole "It's edited together out of order" thing didn't strike me as being artistic so much as it did unnecessarily confusing and lazy.  I mean, it doesn't take a genius to put a movie together out of order.  Since most movies are filmed out of order, all you have to do is wait until you've shot everything, then just tape all the scenes together in the order that you got them back from the lab, and BOOM!  You've got a movie.  Of course, I blame post-modernism.  Post-modernism has given people license to think that being confusing and impossible to understand is the same thing as being deep and artistic.  To me, that attitude just breeds contempt for your audience.  It's an attitude that says "If you don't like this, it's because you don't understand it because you're obviously too stupid to understand something as complex as this movie."  The point being, I don't watch Quentin Tarantino movies.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2006, 10:08:16 AM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it. 

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.


Well, I've also categorically refused to watch Quentin Tarantino movies.  I tried watching Reservoir Dogs.  I really did.  But I found I got more enjoyment out of reading the opinion page in my newspaper.  The whole "It's edited together out of order" thing didn't strike me as being artistic so much as it did unnecessarily confusing and lazy.  I mean, it doesn't take a genius to put a movie together out of order.  Since most movies are filmed out of order, all you have to do is wait until you've shot everything, then just tape all the scenes together in the order that you got them back from the lab, and BOOM!  You've got a movie.  Of course, I blame post-modernism.  Post-modernism has given people license to think that being confusing and impossible to understand is the same thing as being deep and artistic.  To me, that attitude just breeds contempt for your audience.  It's an attitude that says "If you don't like this, it's because you don't understand it because you're obviously too stupid to understand something as complex as this movie."  The point being, I don't watch Quentin Tarantino movies.

Pulp Fiction is different from Reservoir Dogs in that it is the only film that has better lines/dialogue in it than The Boondock Saints.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2006, 01:01:51 PM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it. 

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.


Well, I've also categorically refused to watch Quentin Tarantino movies.  I tried watching Reservoir Dogs.  I really did.  But I found I got more enjoyment out of reading the opinion page in my newspaper.  The whole "It's edited together out of order" thing didn't strike me as being artistic so much as it did unnecessarily confusing and lazy.  I mean, it doesn't take a genius to put a movie together out of order.  Since most movies are filmed out of order, all you have to do is wait until you've shot everything, then just tape all the scenes together in the order that you got them back from the lab, and BOOM!  You've got a movie.  Of course, I blame post-modernism.  Post-modernism has given people license to think that being confusing and impossible to understand is the same thing as being deep and artistic.  To me, that attitude just breeds contempt for your audience.  It's an attitude that says "If you don't like this, it's because you don't understand it because you're obviously too stupid to understand something as complex as this movie."  The point being, I don't watch Quentin Tarantino movies.

Pulp Fiction is different from Reservoir Dogs in that it is the only film that has better lines/dialogue in it than The Boondock Saints.

That's not true.  I can think of dozens of movies with better dialogue than The Boondock Saints.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Ghost World.  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Movie.  Duck Soup.  Army of Darkness.  Spaceballs.  Cannibal: The Musical.  The Godfather.  Field of Dreams.  Fletch.  Fletch Lives.  Dirty Work.  The list goes on and on.

Nothing against Boondock Saints, though.  I thought it was a lot of fun to watch.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2006, 01:19:28 PM »
I've also categorically refused to watch any movie with John Travolta in it. 

Well, you're really missing out on Pulp Fiction, then.


Well, I've also categorically refused to watch Quentin Tarantino movies.  I tried watching Reservoir Dogs.  I really did.  But I found I got more enjoyment out of reading the opinion page in my newspaper.  The whole "It's edited together out of order" thing didn't strike me as being artistic so much as it did unnecessarily confusing and lazy.  I mean, it doesn't take a genius to put a movie together out of order.  Since most movies are filmed out of order, all you have to do is wait until you've shot everything, then just tape all the scenes together in the order that you got them back from the lab, and BOOM!  You've got a movie.  Of course, I blame post-modernism.  Post-modernism has given people license to think that being confusing and impossible to understand is the same thing as being deep and artistic.  To me, that attitude just breeds contempt for your audience.  It's an attitude that says "If you don't like this, it's because you don't understand it because you're obviously too stupid to understand something as complex as this movie."  The point being, I don't watch Quentin Tarantino movies.

Pulp Fiction is different from Reservoir Dogs in that it is the only film that has better lines/dialogue in it than The Boondock Saints.

That's not true.  I can think of dozens of movies with better dialogue than The Boondock Saints.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Ghost World.  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Movie.  Duck Soup.  Army of Darkness.  Spaceballs.  Cannibal: The Musical.  The Godfather.  Field of Dreams.  Fletch.  Fletch Lives.  Dirty Work.  The list goes on and on.

Nothing against Boondock Saints, though.  I thought it was a lot of fun to watch.

I agree.  I was just exaggerating because both films have the same type of appeal.  The only one I don't agree with you on (out of the ones I've seen) is Spaceballs.
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2006, 01:36:41 PM »
.  Duck Soup. 

That the sequel to Howard The Duck?
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Re: Heckling
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2006, 02:45:44 PM »
I like Dude, Where's My Car?

That's not meant to be a question, as in, me asking if I like Dude, Where's My Car or me saying in disbelief that I like Dude, Where's My Car, it's just that Dude, Where's My Car has that question mark at the end of it that causes problems when composing a statement such as "I like Dude, Where's My Car?" 

Anyway, I like it. 


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Re: Heckling
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2006, 05:24:41 PM »
.  Duck Soup. 

That the sequel to Howard The Duck?

<snooty voice> It's the Marx Brothers, philistine!</snooty voice>

And it's hilarious.  Except for Harpo, who'd I gladly harpoon.