Films that looked good but ended up being horrible

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A peasant approaches the estate. . . .
Keept it up, just say you hate Back to the Future and Spinal Tap and everyone will know you have no taste in movies.
I rather enjoyed both. I also saw Spinal Tap in concert and had the pleasure of meeting "David St. Hubbins."
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Ah so you are Elitist. Another piece is added to this puzzle.

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Grammatron wrote:Ah so you are Elitist. Another piece is added to this puzzle.
You're the one who used the word "films" in the title of this thread. Ooo...films, very high brow.

I prefer "movie" or "flick". I haven't seen very many "films" I liked.







Feel free to ridicule my use of "quotes" as pretentious.
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Compared to Grammatron "taste" everyone is an "elitist."

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DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Hexxenhammer wrote:
Grammatron wrote:Ah so you are Elitist. Another piece is added to this puzzle.
You're the one who used the word "films" in the title of this thread. Ooo...films, very high brow.

I prefer "movie" or "flick". I haven't seen very many "films" I liked.







Feel free to ridicule my use of "quotes" as pretentious.
You elitist scumbag! Your use of quotes is pretentious! Slimeball! :P




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Doctor X wrote:Compared to Grammatron "taste" everyone is an "elitist."

--J.D.
You ain't off the hook Doc, I'm a Princess Bride fan too. But I refrain from quoting it most of the time. Except in a thread about poisons. I had to inject an Iocane powder comment.
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That was one of the more unfunny of the many unfunny funny moments of the film.

Once again, Eli Wallach--"If you're gonna shoot, shoot! Don't talk!"

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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Hexxenhammer wrote:
Grammatron wrote:Ah so you are Elitist. Another piece is added to this puzzle.
You're the one who used the word "films" in the title of this thread. Ooo...films, very high brow.

I prefer "movie" or "flick". I haven't seen very many "films" I liked.







Feel free to ridicule my use of "quotes" as pretentious.
True, but I could have said "Cinematographical Art" that would really be out there.

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Alistair Cooke noted when introducing a wonderful series on early films, that his teacher insisted students pronounce it "kinema."

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"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
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The older I get, the less I like the Indiana Jones films. I still like the first one the best, by far, and partly out of habit. The second...uggh. What everyone else has said. Though I did like the opening sequence. The third one struck me as a rehash, but with lots more of the silly implausibility that had started to irk me about the first.

Voicing that opinion tends to get me dirty looks from many of my friends.

Regarding the thread topic: I watched the documentary "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," a critically-acclaimed documentary about the band Wilco. I'd just gotten Wilco's latest album and loved it, so I was psyched up about the movie. But it was booor-ingggggg... :(


Also, last year I saw this movie, the name of which escapes me. I think it was something like "Northfork" or "Northwood." It looked really fun, beautifully filmed, quirky. The story, such as it was, was about all these guys hired to go into a tiny Montana town and convince the remaining residents to get out before the new hydroelectric dam starts flooding the valley. There were angels, angry old guys with shot guns, a hallucinatory sick child watched over by an interesting priest, a loaded relationship between a father, a son, and their dead wife/mother. Could have been great.

Sucked. Stoopid stoopid stoopid. Worst movie I saw in a theater in 2003.
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John Huston's last film "The Dead". No zombies? What's up with that?
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