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Old 11th May 2006, 12:08 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Now I thought Unforgiven was a damn good film - excellent performances from Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman and excellent supporting roles from Richard Harris (RIP) and Morgan Freeman. Some people thought it was boring because it didn't have loads of action, but it wasn't supposed to be an all guns blazing western. It was supposed to show the grittier, more realistic side to the 'wild west' and a former gunslinger struggling with his demons etc.
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Old 11th May 2006, 02:03 PM   #77 (permalink)
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unforgiven is one of my all time favourite westerns!!!
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Old 11th May 2006, 03:04 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Good taste

Actually, while I'm on, I thought that Battlefield Earth wasn't half as bad as people say it is. Yeah there was some shaky acting in it in places, but the locations, sets, cgi and the storyline were all ok.

I did think that Hulk was dire. I also thought Van Helsing was totally over cgi'd with some damn poor performances (apart from Hugh who I thought was ok) and a very camp Dracula.
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Old 11th May 2006, 08:54 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Good taste

Actually, while I'm on, I thought that Battlefield Earth wasn't half as bad as people say it is. Yeah there was some shaky acting in it in places, but the locations, sets, cgi and the storyline were all ok.

I did think that Hulk was dire. I also thought Van Helsing was totally over cgi'd with some damn poor performances (apart from Hugh who I thought was ok) and a very camp Dracula.
Someone had to go and mention The Hulk movie; here I'd blotted it from my memory, and now it's back. Thanks heaps.

So they finally made the Ultraviolet movie, eh? Thanks, I'll stay with the tv version. I was afraid of such an outcome.

Anyone else here noticing that the only things that seem to come out of the American movie scene these days are: 1) remakes; 2)old tv shows being turned into movies; 3) sequels; 4) variations on slasher films; or 5) Hey! we just discovered this Jane Austen person -- this is the highbrow stuff! (No offense meant to Ms. Austen's shade; but there were other writers before, around and post). Frankly, we're getting our butts kicked by the Japanese, Spanish and Mexican filmmakers these days, and that's truly disappointing (not that they don't make good films; we've come a long way since the 1950s/60s grind-'em-out crap we were getting over here from over there; but it'd be nice to think someone in Hollywood/the independents would have some originality and ability to craft something interesting). I understand that this is because the pay for writers hasn't changed much since the early 1980s, so why should they bother? (Which is also part of why we're getting so many "reality" shows, gawdelpus!) We can do soooo much better! (sigh)

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Old 12th May 2006, 03:47 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Just saw Hostel before .... * shudder * no comment.
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Old 12th May 2006, 09:12 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Apologies for mentioning the 'H' word, JD! lol And so true.
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Old 12th May 2006, 10:37 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Just saw Hostel before .... * shudder * no comment.
I saw the first half. I was totally irritating, not scary or tongue -in-cheek humorous, irritating.
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Old 12th May 2006, 01:31 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Basic Instinct. Michael Douglas gave me the creeps.
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Old 12th May 2006, 02:03 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Basic Instinct was pants, it was just an excuse for Hollywood to do some soft core porn. Showgirls went one stage further (both in terms of adult content and diabolical story/acting). I can't believe they've gone and done a sequel to Basic Instinct. Sharon what are you playing at???
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Old 12th May 2006, 04:13 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I have a few, but first I would like to apologize for bringing up some of these titles. If they have half the effect that some of the aforementioned had on me... well I apologize. I still have goosepimples thinking about some.

Anyway, here's my list of offensive cinema:

Gigli - so bad I never saw it, but it may be the only movie I can recall where not one person liked it.

Movies that I saw and hate myself for sitting through them (intoxication at least was responsible for the inability to escape from some)

Critters - any of the 3 tho slightly humorous at some points
Waterworld - shudder
Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner) - whimper
Anaconda - neck spasm
Johnny Mnemonic - gag reflex kicking in
Space Truckers (with Dennis Hopper) - truly the worst movie I have ever seen luckily tere was a lot of beer involved and some very rude friends that helped me through that hour and a half.

imdb has a list that will make you retch at some of the titles:

http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom

*snow*
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Old 12th May 2006, 04:22 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Basic Instinct was pants, it was just an excuse for Hollywood to do some soft core porn. Showgirls went one stage further (both in terms of adult content and diabolical story/acting). I can't believe they've gone and done a sequel to Basic Instinct. Sharon what are you playing at???
My first date with a girl from high school I had been dying to go out with was to see Basic Instinct. My "friends" upon asking what was a good movie to go see thought it would be humurous to tell me Basic Instinct (insert sarcastic "thank you" to Brian and Eddie here). The are two things I remember very clearly as if they were happening right now. We both sat holding hands as the opening sequence began and literally we both tightened up like pegs and glancing at her face I can still see the scarlet pulsating in the glow from the screen. The other less humorous was the look on her fathers face as I dropped her off at the door. I later found out that he was enlightened to what kind of movie this young punk had taken his little girl.

Yeah, we didn't go out after that. I also had to lean to the right for most of the movie!
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Old 12th May 2006, 11:34 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Basic Instinct was pants, it was just an excuse for Hollywood to do some soft core porn. Showgirls went one stage further (both in terms of adult content and diabolical story/acting). I can't believe they've gone and done a sequel to Basic Instinct. Sharon what are you playing at???
Now, I thought Showgirls was hilarious. The scene in the pool with her back slapping the water was one of the silliest visuals I ever run across. I really think Paul Verhoeven should stick to science fiction.
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My first date with a girl from high school I had been dying to go out with was to see Basic Instinct. My "friends" upon asking what was a good movie to go see thought it would be humurous to tell me Basic Instinct (insert sarcastic "thank you" to Brian and Eddie here). The are two things I remember very clearly as if they were happening right now. We both sat holding hands as the opening sequence began and literally we both tightened up like pegs and glancing at her face I can still see the scarlet pulsating in the glow from the screen. The other less humorous was the look on her fathers face as I dropped her off at the door. I later found out that he was enlightened to what kind of movie this young punk had taken his little girl.

Yeah, we didn't go out after that. I also had to lean to the right for most of the movie!
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Old 13th May 2006, 02:38 PM   #89 (permalink)
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moulin rouge without considering anything else. Well let's say it was the most disappointing movie for me. Maybe not entirely the worst.
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Old 13th May 2006, 03:39 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Immortel ad vidam.
Altough I managed to go through 15 minutes, so maybe it suddenly became just horrible.
Didn't they have money to hire more then 2 real actors? The rest of it was animation.
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