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Really bad movies

What is the worst film you've ever seen?

by Anonymousreply 382July 18, 2024 6:15 PM

It’s a tie: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover


The Blair Witch Project

Even Caligula pales in comparison.

by Anonymousreply 1June 25, 2024 12:57 PM

Ruby’s Dream with Joe Pesci, Titanic 666, Wake the Witch, Lost in the Dark.

by Anonymousreply 2June 25, 2024 12:57 PM

Cabin Boy

Into the Woods

That stupid Gotti movie with John Travolta

by Anonymousreply 3June 25, 2024 12:58 PM

Waterworld wins this hands down for me. Even Plan 9 From Outer Space was more coherent and believable

by Anonymousreply 4June 25, 2024 12:58 PM

Angel Heart. Just horrible.

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by Anonymousreply 6June 25, 2024 1:00 PM

Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers. and Little Fockers

by Anonymousreply 7June 25, 2024 1:02 PM

Celebrating fifty years of inflicting agony in 2024.

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by Anonymousreply 8June 25, 2024 1:21 PM

R8 I hope you are in therapy for your PTSD for that, there are some promising new treatments now.

And with over a dozen tours of duty under your belt, you need them

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by Anonymousreply 9June 25, 2024 1:35 PM

At my age, I've seen more movies than I can remember. I've probably forgotten any bad ones I saw 30 or 40 years ago. A couple of years ago, though, I streamed the Austrailian film "True History of the Kelly Gang", which was the worst movie I had ever watched. But I recently watched "I Saw the TV Glow". What a piece of shit. I still think "Kelly Gang" is the worst, but "TV" is giving it a run for its money.

by Anonymousreply 10June 25, 2024 1:42 PM

I don't see movies I don't think I'm going to enjoy, but Black Swan was horrible. I don't know how I kept myself from walking out of the theater.

by Anonymousreply 11June 25, 2024 1:45 PM

"Light Sleeper" from 1992 with Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 12June 25, 2024 2:12 PM


by Anonymousreply 13June 25, 2024 2:15 PM

V.I. Warshawski was awful. Worst music I've ever heard in a theatrical release. Great casting, horrible execution.

by Anonymousreply 14June 25, 2024 2:21 PM

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

by Anonymousreply 15June 25, 2024 2:31 PM

My best friend and I use John Houstons' The Dead as the measure for worst movie we ever sat through.

We were college sophomores and I dragged her to it. She still holds it against my movie picking abilities.

by Anonymousreply 16June 25, 2024 2:41 PM

The Prince of Tides


by Anonymousreply 17June 25, 2024 2:48 PM

That’s plain dumb—it’s a very fine film. R16

by Anonymousreply 18June 25, 2024 2:48 PM

R16. And I think The Dead is probably one of my top 20 movies. But I love the Joyce story, the Hustons, and the universally superb cast.

by Anonymousreply 19June 25, 2024 2:50 PM

M. Night Shyamalan's Old.

The premise was decent. The execution ruined everything.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 25, 2024 2:51 PM

Cat People.

by Anonymousreply 21June 25, 2024 2:53 PM

Noah. Holy shit indeed.

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by Anonymousreply 22June 25, 2024 2:56 PM

Three that come to mind are THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, the Kenneth Branagh FRANKENSTEIN with DeNiro, and MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING.

by Anonymousreply 23June 25, 2024 2:58 PM

Paddington fucking 2. Rule Britannia post-Brexit agitprop.

by Anonymousreply 24June 25, 2024 3:02 PM

Sex and the City. The second one was especially cringeworthy.

by Anonymousreply 25June 25, 2024 3:11 PM

I forgot to mention the first SEX AND THE CITY movie as another one of the absolute worst I've ever seen. I've heard from many people that the second one was even worse, which is hard for me to imagine.

by Anonymousreply 26June 25, 2024 3:17 PM

The last one I paid to see was a Hulk movie directed by Chang and Eng or whatever his name was (he of "crouching tiger hidden bullshit)" I forget who played the hulk, he looked like a poor man's Victor Garber. Horrible doesn't even begin to describe how horrible it was. .the guy played Victor Von Doom on something else and I so don't care I'm not even going to Google it.

by Anonymousreply 27June 25, 2024 3:35 PM

Tarzan, the Ape Man, starring the irrelevant Bo Derek. What a piece of crap.

“They’re painting my hair! They’re painting it WHIIIIITE!” One of the worst line readings in movie history.

by Anonymousreply 28June 25, 2024 3:36 PM

Eye of the Beholder with Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor comes to mind. I saw it at a second-run movie theater on a whim, and the audience was laughing out loud at certain parts (where that response was definitely not intended), it was so terrible.

by Anonymousreply 29June 25, 2024 3:42 PM

I mixed up my actors. The hulk was Eric Bana.

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by Anonymousreply 31June 25, 2024 3:44 PM

Agreed, R28, but that TARZAN did have the major saving grace of Miles O'Keefe's truly spectacular body, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful ever captured on film, IMHO :-)

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by Anonymousreply 32June 25, 2024 3:45 PM


by Anonymousreply 33June 25, 2024 4:21 PM

"Hackers" with Angelina Jolie. Wretched.

by Anonymousreply 34June 25, 2024 4:47 PM

Tied between The Blair Witch Project and The Dark Tower

I am sure I have seen worse movies but I was looking forward to those 2 and they both sucked so so so bad.

by Anonymousreply 35June 25, 2024 5:04 PM

The Chronicles of Riddick, Ultraviolet, The Village, Mother!, and Baseketball were movies I actually walked out of, it was so bad.

by Anonymousreply 36June 25, 2024 5:10 PM

The Number 23 and Boondock Saints.

by Anonymousreply 37June 25, 2024 5:22 PM

Exorcist II: The Heretic

by Anonymousreply 38June 25, 2024 5:22 PM

Talk to Me

by Anonymousreply 39June 25, 2024 5:31 PM

The Human Centipede, bar none. This is the most depraved, disgusting film ever created and anyone who doesn't agree is just as depraved. And I never say something like that about opinions, but if you like this film, there is something inherently wrong with you.

by Anonymousreply 40June 25, 2024 5:36 PM

It was Hawt!🧎🏼‍➡️🧎🏼‍➡️🧎🏼‍➡️🧎🏼‍➡️

by Anonymousreply 41June 25, 2024 5:45 PM

Bad bad or fun bad?

As far as the latter goes, I'd say "The Lonely Lady." It was such a perfect object that I went back to the theater twice that week, not sure if I'd ever get to see it again (long before videocassettes and DVDs, much less streaming). When it was released on Blu-Ray after decades I got my first Blu-Ray player to watch it again.

"I don't suppose I'm the only one who's had to FUCK her way to the top!"

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by Anonymousreply 42June 25, 2024 5:51 PM
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by Anonymousreply 43June 25, 2024 5:59 PM

"Revenge" starring Kevin Costner, Madeline Stowe and Anthony Quinn. The only good part was when my friend farted and everyone around us got the giggles.

by Anonymousreply 44June 25, 2024 6:03 PM

A dreary, dour and dull film in which nothing really happens. Roger Ebert gave it 11/2 ⭐out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐He was being generous. It was Kate Jackson's film debut, and though she has the lead female role, her name isn't featured on the poster. David Selby who play's Jackson's husband is an unappealing leading man. This was the second feature film based on the popular TV series. The first, House of Dark Shadows, is considerably better.

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by Anonymousreply 45June 25, 2024 6:14 PM

Moonfall. It’s jaw-droppingly terrible.

by Anonymousreply 46June 25, 2024 6:22 PM

I'm going to have to say this has the worst poster for a movie

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by Anonymousreply 47June 25, 2024 6:22 PM

R35, I wonder, what were you expecting from THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT that you didn't get?

by Anonymousreply 48June 25, 2024 6:27 PM

That Psycho remake with Anne HeHe and Vince Vaughn was beyond bad. I do have a fond memory of seeing it in the theater. My friends and I indulged in a little wacky weed beforehand and smuggled in some wine. At a tense, quiet moment in the film (not the shower scene, darnit), my friend Amanda kicked the wine bottle and you could hear it clinking all the way to the front of the theater. Followed by her really loud giggles. This always makes me 🤣.

by Anonymousreply 49June 25, 2024 6:29 PM

R49, we're all sure glad we never went to the movies with you and your childish friends.

by Anonymousreply 50June 25, 2024 6:33 PM

R50 needs to change her tampon.

by Anonymousreply 51June 25, 2024 6:36 PM

Last Rites, starring Daphne Zuniga as some sort of seductive Mexican mistress to a mob boss. She seeks help from a priest (Tom Berenger) and ends up having sex with him. Zuniga has so much trouble with her accent AND acting sexy, that when she gets shot at the end of the movie, it’s a relief.

by Anonymousreply 52June 25, 2024 6:38 PM

BreakingTthe Waves with Emma Watson. Written by Lars von Trier

by Anonymousreply 53June 25, 2024 6:39 PM


I walked out of the theater and waited bored in the lobby for my friend to finish watching it.

I couldn't take it, i felt such a visceral sense of disgust and loathing

by Anonymousreply 54June 25, 2024 6:42 PM

The Box

Synecdoche, New York

Anything with Madonna

by Anonymousreply 55June 25, 2024 7:07 PM

American Woman with Sienna Miller, Aaron Paul, and Amy Madigan. Boring as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 56June 25, 2024 7:10 PM

Blood Sucking Freaks.

As someone once said, "If you enjoy watching this movie, I honestly don't want to know you."

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by Anonymousreply 57June 25, 2024 7:22 PM

Marguerite Duras' 1975 film "India Song". Total dreck. I tried watching it in 15 minute intervals and still gave up.

by Anonymousreply 58June 25, 2024 7:33 PM

The Main Event, Funny Lady, The Mirror has Two Faces...

by Anonymousreply 59June 25, 2024 7:41 PM

r48, entertainment

by Anonymousreply 60June 25, 2024 7:59 PM

“Tommy Boy”

“Pret a Porter”

Anything with Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 61June 25, 2024 8:07 PM

Tommy Boy is funny!

by Anonymousreply 62June 25, 2024 8:07 PM

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

by Anonymousreply 63June 25, 2024 8:22 PM

Them’s fighting words, r63!!! Lucky for you the people calling it the best movie ever probably can’t throw a punch.

by Anonymousreply 64June 25, 2024 9:07 PM

I loved “Jeanne Dielman”. I thought I’d be bored but surprisingly was into it and watched through without stopping.

by Anonymousreply 65June 25, 2024 9:17 PM

My friend and I walked out after half an hour. Pretentiously arty and pointless

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by Anonymousreply 66June 25, 2024 9:17 PM

Iron fucking Weed.

by Anonymousreply 67June 25, 2024 9:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 68June 25, 2024 9:32 PM

I actually don't think Hallmark Christmas movies are bad, r68. True, they are formulaic, but that's a large part of their charm. Visually, the films are quite beautiful, not unlike Christmas itself.

Other networks that have tried to emulate the formula -- Lifetime, Netflix, that weird Christian channel that I think Candace Cameron Bure defected to -- haven't quite mastered that formula.

by Anonymousreply 69June 25, 2024 9:50 PM

Breaks my heart as ONJs biggest fan but Two of a Kind was so horrible.

by Anonymousreply 70June 25, 2024 9:52 PM

The Dolly Sisters

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by Anonymousreply 71June 25, 2024 9:52 PM

R69 they’re all scmaltzy rom-bombs

by Anonymousreply 72June 25, 2024 9:54 PM

Oh, dear r72

by Anonymousreply 73June 25, 2024 9:55 PM

R71, is it as bad as the TV series “Mr. Selfridge” starring the delicious Jeremy Piven? If so: that’s pretty bad.

by Anonymousreply 74June 25, 2024 9:59 PM

Are you kidding me? Those Hallmark movies have flat photography and awful music.

by Anonymousreply 75June 25, 2024 10:09 PM

Who watches a Hallmark Christmas movie and expects to see Fanny and Alexander?

by Anonymousreply 76June 25, 2024 10:12 PM

I'm Thinking of Ending Things. By far the most depressing waste of time I have ever experienced. When you google the title you get a Suicide hotline, which is about how I felt after suffering through the Charlie Kaufman piece of crap starring creepy Jesse Plemons.

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by Anonymousreply 77June 25, 2024 10:13 PM

[Quote] Paddington fucking 2

Is that a porno?

by Anonymousreply 78June 25, 2024 10:19 PM

"The English Patient."

by Anonymousreply 79June 25, 2024 10:20 PM

IN case you never saw Iron fuckng Weed here's a dandy little clip for you.

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by Anonymousreply 80June 25, 2024 10:24 PM

I'm with r79, I fell asleep twice before I walked out.

But, then I will add to dull and boring, Moonlight.

The prelude to a Down Low hand job pissed me off because of all the wasted potential.

by Anonymousreply 81June 25, 2024 10:35 PM

How do you decide between A Stranger Among Us and Shining Through?

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by Anonymousreply 82June 25, 2024 10:38 PM

[quote]M. Night Shyamalan's Old.

I will see your “Old” and raise you by one “Lady In The Water”.

by Anonymousreply 83June 25, 2024 10:42 PM

It would take some contemplation to come up with a list, but off the top of my head, an instant answer, would be 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999).

by Anonymousreply 84June 25, 2024 10:56 PM

Good choice r54.

by Anonymousreply 85June 25, 2024 11:43 PM

I remember seeing Shining Through with some friends at the .99 cent theater in our bumfuck town. When movies come around about a year after their release. We were in hysterics over this one.

by Anonymousreply 86June 26, 2024 12:13 AM

R80 Pauline Kael on Ironweed

The movie has no momentum-the running time (144 minutes) is like a death sentence. The only moments of reprieve from all the sombre artistry come when Streep sings "He's Me Pal" in the all out, sentimental-Irish balladeer of a decade or two earlier.

by Anonymousreply 87June 26, 2024 12:36 AM

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - it made me want to SCREAM BLOODY MURDER.

by Anonymousreply 88June 26, 2024 1:16 AM

Much Ado about Nothing

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by Anonymousreply 89June 26, 2024 1:31 AM

R89 Oh, fuck I forgot about that. I dreamt about cutting MIchael Keaton's tongue out.

by Anonymousreply 90June 26, 2024 1:36 AM

Woody Allen's musical Everyone Says I Love You (1996) Whatever Allen was aiming for- it didn't work. Woody's films have been tired and boring for decades.

"A sluggish, sputtering tune-fest performed almost entirely by the vocally challenged"-Washington Post

by Anonymousreply 91June 26, 2024 2:35 AM

“Nothing But Trouble.”

Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, Dan Ackroyd.

The biggest piece of shit movie I’ve ever seen. Thirty l-something years later, it still takes the cake:

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by Anonymousreply 92June 26, 2024 2:45 AM

wow, I liked those movies. Nothing But Trouble was surreal and insane but unique. Eyes Wide Shut is hypnotic.

by Anonymousreply 93June 26, 2024 2:52 AM

Battlefield fucking Earth.

by Anonymousreply 94June 26, 2024 2:56 AM

Speed 2. OMG.

by Anonymousreply 95June 26, 2024 2:58 AM

Twister had some really bad writing, especially Jami Gertz's character. But it was mindless, cheezy fun.

by Anonymousreply 96June 26, 2024 4:46 AM

Vanilla Sky

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by Anonymousreply 97June 26, 2024 5:24 AM

Another terrible movie was THE PERFECT STORY. Great special effects but awful writing and acting. Although I can't really blame the actors, because the writing was SO bad.

by Anonymousreply 98June 26, 2024 5:38 AM

[quote]Battlefield fucking Earth.

R94 I've never seen this, but I have heard from anyone that has that is an absolute steaming turd

by Anonymousreply 99June 26, 2024 6:13 AM

No (love)/hate for Starship Troopers?!

by Anonymousreply 100June 26, 2024 6:24 AM

I walked out of Magnum Force.

I also hated the original Starwars. I was 22 and griped on the way home that I wasn't a 10 year old boy obsessed with starship battles. Sorry...

by Anonymousreply 101June 26, 2024 6:33 AM

Another vote for Branagh’s Frankenstein.

Johnny Mnemonic

Bonfire of the Vanities

by Anonymousreply 102June 26, 2024 11:56 AM

Johnny Mnemonic was AWFUL

by Anonymousreply 103June 26, 2024 12:06 PM

[Quote] Vanilla Sky

I love that Crowe called it that because he thinks it’s a cool expression, even though it has nothing to do with the story.

He had wanted to name one of his previous movies that, I think “Almost Famous.” The execs were like, what?

by Anonymousreply 104June 26, 2024 12:17 PM

I had forgotten how much I hated “Shining Through!” What a stupid piece of crap. Like a 1950’s romance comic with swastikas.

But my all-time worst is still Disney’s “Babes in Toyland.” Total sugary, shitty kitsch! Like a turd covered with Technicolor frosting. Saw this in a theater with my older brother when it first came out. I was 12. Already I had some good sense.

by Anonymousreply 105June 26, 2024 12:23 PM

The 1981 horror movie Possession starring the awful Isabelle Adjani.

The only redeeming factor is that Sam Neill is attractive in it.

by Anonymousreply 106June 26, 2024 12:24 PM

The Thin Red Line.

by Anonymousreply 107June 26, 2024 12:36 PM

Moment by Moment

Shanghai Surprise

by Anonymousreply 108June 26, 2024 12:44 PM

💩 Rachel 💩 Getting 💩 Married 💩

by Anonymousreply 109June 26, 2024 12:51 PM

Sommersby was awful despite the SIZZLING chemistry between Jodie Foster and Richard Gere.

That Crawdads Sing thing was total shit.

by Anonymousreply 110June 26, 2024 1:11 PM

1997s Titanic aka Waiting for the Iceberg. Endless, unconvincing and I couldn't have cared less about the characters.

" . . . we catch ourselves thinking the unpardonable thought: OK, sink already."-WASHINGTON POST

by Anonymousreply 111June 26, 2024 3:06 PM

Irma La Douce--horrible and ugly to look at

by Anonymousreply 112June 26, 2024 3:46 PM

R97 I hated it too. "Vanilla Sky" is an awful and disappointing film, possibly due to Tom Cruise's involvement. It's unfortunate because it's based on the excellent 1997 The Spanish movie "Abre los ojos" (Open Your Eyes). The original film was outstanding, especially with its surprising twist.

Streaming on Amazon prime

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by Anonymousreply 113June 26, 2024 7:25 PM


My god, what trash.

Nothing But Trouble had the late, great Shock G, aka Humpty Hump.

by Anonymousreply 114June 26, 2024 7:35 PM


Great source material and cast—Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench—but the whole thing was a big snore and I can’t remember anything about it.


by Anonymousreply 115June 26, 2024 7:38 PM

Anything by Jennifer Anniston

by Anonymousreply 116June 26, 2024 7:47 PM

The Ralph Bakshi "Lord of the Rings" from 1978.

Assaultingly bad.

by Anonymousreply 117June 26, 2024 8:13 PM

Over the Top. Or Rhinestone. Or Cobra. Or Rocky 5.

Stallone had a lot of real clunkers during his coke days.

by Anonymousreply 118June 26, 2024 8:36 PM

Holmes & Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. It was the only movie I've ever bailed on in a theater. It was THAT bad.

by Anonymousreply 119June 26, 2024 8:38 PM

Howard the fucking Duck. The theater we saw it in had an employee in a duck suit come down in front of the audience and mime to what I’m guessing was the movie’s theme song. This only added to the strange experience of the film.

by Anonymousreply 120June 26, 2024 8:48 PM

Bohemian fucking Rhapsody.

by Anonymousreply 121June 26, 2024 8:50 PM

“Beyond the Forest”.

by Anonymousreply 122June 26, 2024 9:08 PM

Oh gosh, so many. The one that comes to mind atm is The Avengers movie from 1998. Went to see it with my ex bf at the theater. The room was about 1/4 full. By midway through almost half the audience left. I don't blame them, it was absolutely dreadful! Hands down the worst movie I've seen in a theater. My ex was so disappointed, lol. He had a crush on the tv version of Miss Peel as well as one on Uma Thurman. I don't even know where to start. SLow pace, no chemistry, American made film so it doesn't get the nuance of British culture.

Que Horrible!

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by Anonymousreply 123June 26, 2024 9:13 PM

"as well as one on Uma THurman"

by Anonymousreply 124June 26, 2024 9:15 PM

Six Days and Seven Nights.

by Anonymousreply 125June 26, 2024 9:15 PM

i was enticed by the character of MGM mogul Louis B Mayer being in it, but Barton Fink meant I wasn't trusted to choose the movie we went to see, for a long time lol. It was just awful, to our gang anyways.

by Anonymousreply 126June 26, 2024 9:16 PM

r121 YES! and rocketman.

by Anonymousreply 127June 26, 2024 9:33 PM

I don't know why people like the Royal Tannenbaums or I Heart Huckabee's . I hate self indulging, plot lacking movies.

by Anonymousreply 128June 26, 2024 10:01 PM

Moonrise Kingdom. Unattractive leading kids. Annoying Wes Anderson filming style.

Licorice Pizza. A missed opportunity for a better movie, as I actually love Paul Thomas Anderson’s work. Again, unattractive, uncharismatic leads, and a story that meanders endlessly to nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 129June 26, 2024 10:29 PM

[quote]Licorice Pizza. A missed opportunity for a better movie, as I actually love Paul Thomas Anderson’s work. Again, unattractive, uncharismatic leads, and a story that meanders endlessly to nowhere.

"Unattractive, uncharismatic leads" is putting it very kindly and mildly.

by Anonymousreply 130June 26, 2024 10:56 PM

Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold.

My partner kept falling asleep and waking up thinking he was seeing the same scene over and over again. It was just dreadful.

Sorry Richard Chamberlain, they can't all be SHOGUN.

by Anonymousreply 131June 26, 2024 11:55 PM

RV with Robin Williams. Truly dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 132June 27, 2024 12:18 AM

the early sci-fi movies with keanu reeves...soooo bad

by Anonymousreply 133June 27, 2024 12:23 AM

Sex and the City 2

by Anonymousreply 134June 27, 2024 12:39 AM

The Tree of Life. I vowed never to watch anything by that director ever again.

by Anonymousreply 135June 27, 2024 12:44 AM

Life of Pi is not bad visually, but it's very hallow in sentiment .I know the secret of life. It's whatever ending you choose? So delude yourself? That's the big reveal!? No. Just a bit off.

by Anonymousreply 136June 27, 2024 12:52 AM

A friend and I got drunk and went to Rhinestone as a goof, and boy were we not disappointed.

Highlight was Sylvester Stallone trying to sing country music. His big number was how he turned into a monster when he was drunk, and it was called "Drinkenstein." We howled.

by Anonymousreply 137June 27, 2024 12:53 AM

Ronaldo and Clara

by Anonymousreply 138June 27, 2024 1:11 AM

Tokyo Trauma

by Anonymousreply 139June 27, 2024 7:17 PM

Basic Instinct 2 , Elektra.

by Anonymousreply 140June 27, 2024 10:35 PM

The Two Jakes. I watched it on TV with a friend. We were both utterly bewildered and abandoned it halfway through.

by Anonymousreply 141June 27, 2024 10:53 PM

Movies are like pizza. Even the really bad ones are still pretty good.

That said, my vote is for Lipstick, with the Hemingway sisters. Exploitative, misogynistic garbage.

by Anonymousreply 142June 27, 2024 10:57 PM

[quote]—Mrs. Albert Steele

Is that any relation to me, Mrs. Alfred Steele?

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by Anonymousreply 143June 28, 2024 2:00 AM

I haven't seen any of them, but people have told me about, well, I think it's now over 50, of the worst movies they've ever experienced and there is only one thing they have in common.

I mean, what are the odds?

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by Anonymousreply 145June 28, 2024 2:11 AM

[Quote] The Thin Red Line.

Arguably the best WWII movie ever made.

by Anonymousreply 146June 28, 2024 2:55 AM

I felt like I was watching torture porn.

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by Anonymousreply 147June 28, 2024 3:15 AM

I like arty farty movies but I had zero idea what The Thin Red Line was about.

It was a complete jumble to me.

by Anonymousreply 148June 28, 2024 3:19 AM

Reply 8 wins-Mame with Lucy-I still can’t believe that happened!

by Anonymousreply 149June 28, 2024 3:22 AM

Just sayin,the pic of Mrs.Steele reminded me-“The Best of Everything” is great fun-you gotta see it at least once.

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by Anonymousreply 151June 28, 2024 3:40 AM

[quote]Movies are like pizza. Even the really bad ones are still pretty good.

Well, that's an odd opinion. But maybe you're lucky in that you've never seen a REALLY bad movie.

by Anonymousreply 152June 28, 2024 3:45 AM

Staying Alive. The only good thing about it was the song.

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by Anonymousreply 154June 28, 2024 4:02 AM

That absurd space movie with Bullock

by Anonymousreply 155June 28, 2024 4:02 AM

Xanadu was probably the biggest mess ever made.

by Anonymousreply 156June 28, 2024 4:27 AM

Lost Horizons - the musical.

Shockingly terrible.

by Anonymousreply 157June 28, 2024 4:45 AM

R157 Lost Horizon. Only one horizon.

by Anonymousreply 158June 28, 2024 4:47 AM

Grease 2. Looks and sounds like it was being written while the cameras were rolling. Poorly cast, and even though she does her best, Michelle Pfeiffer looks and sounds totally ‘80s.

by Anonymousreply 159June 28, 2024 5:02 AM

One Horizon, r157...

by Anonymousreply 160June 28, 2024 5:19 AM
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by Anonymousreply 161June 28, 2024 5:24 AM

[quote]That absurd space movie with Bullock

WHAT???? That was a great movie in every way -- writing, acting, direction, cinematography, special effects.

by Anonymousreply 162June 28, 2024 3:37 PM

The Paper

Bad Timing

Honeysuckle Rose

Mother Jugs and Speed

Hotel New Hampshire

by Anonymousreply 163June 28, 2024 3:59 PM

My first “omg this is such a piece of shit” movie was American Anthem. ‘84 or ‘85. Sat through it because Mitch Gaylord’s buff bod had looked so hot in the trailer.

by Anonymousreply 164June 28, 2024 4:16 PM

too many to mention

by Anonymousreply 165June 28, 2024 4:51 PM

Another vote for Nell.

And I'll add The Crucible with Daniel Day-Lewis.

by Anonymousreply 166June 28, 2024 5:11 PM

Barbie Oppenheimer

Anything with Madonna

by Anonymousreply 167June 28, 2024 8:03 PM

GHOSTS OF WAR with DL fave Brenton Thwaites. I couldn’t even finish watching this. GODS OF EGYPT was little better.

by Anonymousreply 168June 28, 2024 8:32 PM

Never Been Kissed. Don’t care how beloved it is. Drew could not act at that time and David Arquette is just a smarmy little creep.

by Anonymousreply 169June 28, 2024 9:04 PM

Original Sin (2001). "I just killed somebody!" "And I just bought a hat!"

Pearl Harbor too. It made me root for the Japs.

by Anonymousreply 170June 28, 2024 10:22 PM

R53, I hate that movie. The ending is so manipulative and contrived. Dogville is much better.

by Anonymousreply 171June 28, 2024 10:29 PM

Tree of Life. Saw it at a screening and the audience was deathly silent throughout. Abd then the credits played abd a wave if laughter came on us all until everyone was laughing. It was just so horrible and I think all of us were glad it wasn't just us.

by Anonymousreply 172June 28, 2024 10:31 PM

R172, I love Badlands, Days of Heaven and The New World but reading your comment makes me apprehensive about Tree of Life (still haven't seen it).

by Anonymousreply 173June 28, 2024 10:32 PM

Captain Corelli’s fucking Mandolin

by Anonymousreply 174June 28, 2024 10:35 PM

Personal Best. All the heavy breathing drama queen lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 175June 28, 2024 10:38 PM

Uncle Joe Shannon

Bless The Beasts And Children

Two Mules For Sister Sara

Vision Quest

by Anonymousreply 176June 28, 2024 10:40 PM

Tommy Boy/Black Sheep/Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - any movie that features a lovable (usually fat) dimwit abusing the protagonist.

by Anonymousreply 177June 28, 2024 10:54 PM

I totally enjoyed First Wives Club.

by Anonymousreply 178June 28, 2024 11:37 PM

Freddy Got Fingered Dunston Checks In Anything with Madonna

by Anonymousreply 179June 28, 2024 11:38 PM

American Graffiti 2

by Anonymousreply 180June 28, 2024 11:40 PM

[quote] Dunston Checks In

Faye should have played Dunston.

by Anonymousreply 181June 29, 2024 1:09 AM

that debate last night.

by Anonymousreply 182June 29, 2024 1:18 AM

Super fucking Girl

by Anonymousreply 183June 29, 2024 1:20 AM

the Legend of Billie Jean or something like that. The one that had the really good Pat Bendatar song.

by Anonymousreply 184June 29, 2024 1:20 AM

R177, what an interesting position.

by Anonymousreply 185June 29, 2024 1:23 AM

I can answer today - with certainty and with thanks to TCM - that my answer is “Dracula, AD 1972”.

by Anonymousreply 186June 29, 2024 2:21 AM

"Time Bandits."

by Anonymousreply 187June 29, 2024 2:32 AM

R186, it's so crazy you mention that movie. When I was a 9 years old in the mid 90s, my dad rented that movie from Blockbuster because the guy working there told him it was a good scary movie. No, it was not.

by Anonymousreply 188June 29, 2024 2:35 AM

From the late 70s: Skatetown USA and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

by Anonymousreply 189June 29, 2024 2:47 AM

Kristy McfuckingNichol in the night the lights went out in georgia...eeekss.

by Anonymousreply 190June 29, 2024 3:27 AM

oh oh oh michael J Fox and Joan Jett in light of day. a midget and a lez fALL IN LOVE

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by Anonymousreply 192June 29, 2024 8:31 AM

I may get flamed for saying this, but Troop Beverly Hills.

by Anonymousreply 193June 29, 2024 12:43 PM

Poor Things. I know some people loved it and Emma won the Oscar but I lost patience with it pretty quickly. Frankenstein and My Fair Lady is a bad match.

by Anonymousreply 194June 29, 2024 1:02 PM

Moment by Moment. There's a rumor going 'round that it's awfulness was intentional, and that Lily and Jane were in on it. They were intent on bringing John Travolta down. He was such a big star at the time.

by Anonymousreply 195June 29, 2024 1:49 PM

R95 ugh Moment by Moment is truly unwatchable. I can usually make it through films of that era because I enjoy the period cars, clothing and designs. But this mess was so painful to watch. It needs a warning label.

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by Anonymousreply 197June 29, 2024 2:17 PM

Hudson Hawk

by Anonymousreply 198June 29, 2024 2:34 PM

Of a slightly more recent vintage, I thought "We Need to Talk About Kevin" was unredeemably bad.

by Anonymousreply 199June 29, 2024 3:11 PM

Hudson Hawk appeared about the time we had a slew of rich Republicans doing as they pleased without consequence.

It fit.

by Anonymousreply 200June 29, 2024 3:26 PM

Richard Attenborough’s A CHORUS LINE: THE MOVIE. Totally misses the point of the source material. They swap out the best production number that reveals the personalities and histories of each dancer for that crappy “Surprise” song. And, worst of all, Cassie is ugly, obnoxious, unlikeable, and she destroys the most famous song from the show, making it about her relationship with Zach, instead of allowing it to be the heart of everyone’s journey.

The ‘80s street choreography, that replaces Michael Bennett’s signature original choreography for the show, is absolute dated crap.

Oh, and Audrey Landers, obviously absent from the challenging choreography (like the opening number), and swapped out with a real dancer at the end.

It’s really bad, because of what it COULD have been with the right director and cast.

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by Anonymousreply 202June 29, 2024 4:02 PM

[quote]And, worst of all, Cassie is ugly, obnoxious, unlikeable, and she destroys the most famous song from the show, making it about her relationship with Zach, instead of allowing it to be the heart of everyone’s journey.

Plus, they rewrote most of that song, to awful effect. Agreed that A CHORUS LINE is a really bad movie and certainly one of the worst screen adaptations of a Broadway musical.

by Anonymousreply 203June 29, 2024 4:19 PM

I Spit on Your Grave

by Anonymousreply 204June 29, 2024 5:00 PM

Nobody here would’ve seen it but it was nominated for best foreign film from Iran years ago, The White Balloon. Horrible. Charmless little girl nags her parents for money, loses it down a grate and spends the rest of the movie nagging passers-by to help her get it out.

by Anonymousreply 205June 29, 2024 5:34 PM

I hate to say this because I love bad horror movies from the 70s (would love any recommendations), but I couldn't finish The Sentinel (1977).

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by Anonymousreply 206June 29, 2024 6:36 PM

Give it another try, R206. If nothing else, it gave us Beverly D'Angelo's masturbation scene and the "The Dykes Downstairs" (see link).

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by Anonymousreply 207June 30, 2024 12:36 AM

Motherhood with Uma Thurman. Forgot about that pile of shit.

by Anonymousreply 208June 30, 2024 3:27 AM

R174, I actually paid to see that shit in the theater. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 209June 30, 2024 3:37 AM

I’ve had some boomerang on me: The Royal Tenenbaums was a shit WTF movie when I first viewed it, but it has stayed with me. Creepy as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 210June 30, 2024 3:44 AM

Smokey and The Bandit. Fuck CB radios.

by Anonymousreply 211June 30, 2024 3:45 AM

R145 Yes. The only entertainment in that movie was watching Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson making googly eyes at each other.

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by Anonymousreply 214June 30, 2024 1:54 PM

"The Wiz" is a very very bad movie.

I saw it opening weekend when I was fifteen, and after seeing it I remember feeling really unwell and anxious!


by Anonymousreply 215June 30, 2024 6:10 PM

THE WIZ was so bad that it was several years before Hollywood made a movie that had a majority black cast. I’m sure A SOLDIERS STORY was the first movie made after that drought.

Fuck Diane.

by Anonymousreply 216June 30, 2024 6:32 PM

I'm sure the movie of A Chorus Line is bad, but a long time ago, not having seen the show, I rented the VHS and I remember I enjoyed it. I had nothing to compare it to but it didn't seem like a badly-made or difficult to enjoy movie, if you see what I mean. I could tell it seemed too "adapted" to film, or something. It didn't have a lot of pizazz.

I thought Time Bandits was great, when it came out I saw it three times. It got some great reviews. I wouldn't call it a "really bad movie" by a long shot. Are there things in it that are politically incorrect or offend people now that nobody worried about then?

Saw Vision Quest when it came out, liked it a lot. Sincere, well acted. Again here's a film where a white guy plays a Native American - is that the issue? Or because Madonna is in it as a bar singer? I was in my 20s when I saw it.

by Anonymousreply 217June 30, 2024 7:20 PM

Nobody's mentioned The Bluebird (the one with Liz Taylor, directed by George Cukor). I don't know who has actually seen it.

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by Anonymousreply 219June 30, 2024 7:24 PM

Give My Regards to Broadstreet.

by Anonymousreply 220June 30, 2024 7:26 PM

Oh my god fucking Mac and Me. You just want to tip the kids wheelchair over.

by Anonymousreply 221June 30, 2024 7:29 PM

Sound of Freedom.

Anything starring Kevin Sorbo.

by Anonymousreply 222June 30, 2024 7:38 PM

R218, I haven't seen VISON QUEST in years. What white guy plays a native American in that?

by Anonymousreply 223July 1, 2024 2:17 AM

Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers

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by Anonymousreply 224July 1, 2024 2:23 AM

R224 - oh, come on, that's a fantastic film!

by Anonymousreply 225July 1, 2024 2:54 AM

Forrest Gump

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by Anonymousreply 227July 1, 2024 1:41 PM

Pearl Harbor. It was soooo hyped upon its release. But history has not been kind to it, for good reason. It makes Titanic look like a movie by Antonioni/Bergman/Welles, by comparison. Such bad acting, all around.

by Anonymousreply 228July 1, 2024 2:39 PM

American Anthem with Miss Mitch Gaylord.

by Anonymousreply 229July 1, 2024 2:50 PM

The Oscar (1966) is really bad, as well as campy. Surprised it is not mentioned more on DL

by Anonymousreply 230July 1, 2024 3:42 PM

Ant man and the wasp. And Doctor Strange . How freaking boring. First and second times ever having walked out a theater.

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by Anonymousreply 232July 1, 2024 4:31 PM

[quote]The Oscar (1966) is really bad, as well as campy. Surprised it is not mentioned more on DL

I'm assuming it's not mentioned more because it's so bad that it's basically a forgotten movie by all except hard-core connoisseurs of camp. Having said that, I just checked and I can't believe this movie is actually available on Blu-Ray!

by Anonymousreply 233July 1, 2024 6:46 PM

The Lonely fucking Lady

by Anonymousreply 234July 1, 2024 7:56 PM

A bad Woody Allen musical is better than the best of 99% other directors.

by Anonymousreply 235July 1, 2024 8:08 PM

R197 A second one for "Mother."

What the fuck was that? It definitely killed Jennifer Lawrence's career.

by Anonymousreply 236July 1, 2024 8:26 PM

R235 never say Everyone Says I Love You

by Anonymousreply 237July 1, 2024 9:03 PM

^ Oops, saw not "say"

by Anonymousreply 238July 1, 2024 9:05 PM

R101 was a bitter old bitchy queen in the 70s

by Anonymousreply 239July 1, 2024 9:34 PM

You’d walk out of your own birthday party as big of a sad excuse as you seem to be.

by Anonymousreply 240July 1, 2024 9:39 PM

R235 what about Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, A Rainy Day in New York, Shadows and Fog, September, Celebrity?

by Anonymousreply 241July 1, 2024 10:48 PM

r241 is either Mia Farrow, or someone who has seen these films!

by Anonymousreply 242July 1, 2024 10:59 PM

Timberlake sucked in Wonder Wheel

by Anonymousreply 243July 2, 2024 12:36 AM

Has anyone seen GALAXY OF TERROR, which positioned DL fave Erin Moran as the new Sigourney?

Apparently so bad that it effectively killed the career of her costar, Edward Albert.

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by Anonymousreply 244July 2, 2024 12:48 AM

Oh poor Erin. I wish that had made her a bigger star.

by Anonymousreply 245July 2, 2024 12:51 AM

If you think Timberlake sucked in the actual film, you should have heard the noises coming from his trailer. Plus, he had bodyguards surrounding him during breaks on location, and refused to associate with his co-stars off-camera. A major prick.

by Anonymousreply 246July 2, 2024 1:16 AM

I've never seen GALAXY OF TERROR, but damn, it does indeed look beyond terrible judging from that trailer.

by Anonymousreply 247July 2, 2024 1:23 AM

^ Did you work on the film? Details, please!

by Anonymousreply 248July 2, 2024 1:23 AM

R248-Let's just say, lots of snorting and swallowing going on there.

by Anonymousreply 249July 2, 2024 1:33 AM

Zodiac (2007). Just an incredibly boring movie and a waste of an interesting subject. Gyllenhaal plays an annoyingly spunky reporter even though he's ten years too old to be acting like that. Mark Ruffalo is so bland and flat that you'd think he just chugged a whole bottle of Xanax. RDJ is doing his coked-up fast taking routine that he thinks is charming. Despite being obsessed with aesthetics, Fincher does NOT capture the griminess of the 1970s. Everything is sterile and fake. The movie is so long (2 hrs 40) that I completely lost interest in the mystery by the end.

by Anonymousreply 250July 2, 2024 5:41 AM

I love Zodiac! That scene where Jake is in that guy's basement and they hear that noise upstairs is so creepy.

by Anonymousreply 251July 3, 2024 2:26 AM


Sucks goat dick.

by Anonymousreply 252July 3, 2024 2:27 AM

My arguments lie not with the poor ideas poorly executed.

My arguments lie with the fascinating ideas twisted out of shape and corrupted.

To wit:





High Rise

Gosford Park

Suspiria (both versions)

Last Year at Marienbad

Barry Lyndon

Less Than Zero

The Shining

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Raiders of the Lost Ark

Mad Max and all sequels

The Conformist

The Dirty Dozen



Top Gun

All the Right Moves

48 Hours

Francis Ford Coppala's Dracula

Fellini's Satyricon

The Damned

Death in Venice

The Last House on the Left

Manon of the Spring

The Funhouse

Angel Heart

Return to Oz


Prick up Your Ears

The French Connection

Day of the Dead


by Anonymousreply 253July 3, 2024 3:19 AM

r253 you're just difficult. How about Birdy with Nic Cage? Has anyone seen this? I remember feeling tortured by it.

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by Anonymousreply 254July 3, 2024 4:12 AM

Funny. I remember loving it.

by Anonymousreply 255July 3, 2024 3:26 PM

Johnny Dangerously

by Anonymousreply 256July 3, 2024 4:11 PM

Trainspotting because I couldn’t understand a damn thing they said.

by Anonymousreply 257July 3, 2024 4:18 PM

Shakespeare in Love

by Anonymousreply 258July 3, 2024 5:05 PM

Mannequin, starring BRAT PACKER Andrew McCarthey and Samantha Jones.

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by Anonymousreply 260July 3, 2024 5:25 PM

R253 thankfully that is just your opinion. So many G R E A T pictures on your list.

by Anonymousreply 261July 3, 2024 5:44 PM

R261, all of this is just opinions.

That's how this works.

by Anonymousreply 262July 3, 2024 7:19 PM

The Bonfire of the Vanities was such a disaster.

It cries out for an HBO miniseries remake that recreates 1980s New York.

by Anonymousreply 263July 4, 2024 12:16 AM

There was a book about the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities. One of the best books I ever read. You'd think I'd be able to remember the name of it.

by Anonymousreply 264July 4, 2024 1:58 AM

Ernest Goes to Jail (walked out)

There's Something About Mary (walked out after 15 minutes)

by Anonymousreply 265July 4, 2024 2:10 AM

Meet Joe Black

by Anonymousreply 266July 4, 2024 2:16 AM

Prometheus was so bad, it edged out my previous "Worst Movie I Ever Paid To See In The Theater", Armageddon.

by Anonymousreply 267July 4, 2024 2:17 AM

R254, "Birdy" is one of my favorite movies of all time.

by Anonymousreply 268July 4, 2024 2:19 AM

Oh, and Joe and the Volcano

by Anonymousreply 269July 4, 2024 2:23 AM

R233 Well...I guess I'm old but it was shown on TV regularly in the 70's, so I do remember it! And you know people here talk a lot about Joan Crawford movies (for ex.) and she died in the 1970s. They seem familiar with films that area lot older than The Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 270July 4, 2024 2:41 AM

*that are a lot older

by Anonymousreply 271July 4, 2024 2:41 AM

The Devil’s Candy was the book about Bonfire, and it was excellent.

by Anonymousreply 272July 4, 2024 2:50 AM

Great title.

by Anonymousreply 273July 4, 2024 2:54 AM

I fell asleep in the theater when I saw The Legend of Bagger Vance

by Anonymousreply 274July 4, 2024 3:02 AM

The only time I have ever walked out on a movie they were showing the entire 1943 Batman serial

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by Anonymousreply 275July 4, 2024 3:06 AM

I walked out of Traffic.

by Anonymousreply 276July 4, 2024 3:51 AM

Not funny!

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by Anonymousreply 277July 4, 2024 4:34 AM

Especially if you happen to be one

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by Anonymousreply 281July 4, 2024 4:50 AM

Top Gun 1986 it's all about the song

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by Anonymousreply 282July 4, 2024 4:58 AM


Boston Globe Jay Carr

There isn't a scene in Cocktail that isn't cheap and dumb, and whether its camp entertainment value compensates for its contempt for women is a question. Cocktail makes beer commercials look deep, makes "Top Gun" look like "Hamlet." Jul 1988,

by Anonymousreply 283July 4, 2024 5:05 AM

That opening of Prometheus, with the beautiful cinematography of Iceland and the gorgeous stirring score... and then from that point the movie just progressively falls apart due to one of the stupidest scripts ever

by Anonymousreply 284July 4, 2024 5:10 AM

Wholly Shit!

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by Anonymousreply 285July 4, 2024 5:18 AM

R281, "The Martian" is not "shitty".

by Anonymousreply 286July 4, 2024 5:18 AM

Well, The Martian is about a man who grows potatoes in his own feces R286 It's also long, talky and uneventful.

by Anonymousreply 287July 4, 2024 5:27 AM

Uneventful?!? WTF is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 288July 4, 2024 5:34 AM

Mayday, with Michael Pare. Granted he makes about 5 awful movies every year but I just happened to watch this one. Odd, but there was no one under the age of 40 on that plane.

by Anonymousreply 289July 4, 2024 5:39 AM

Kramer vs. Kramer A dreary multiple Oscar winner. Much ado about nothing.

This looks, in retrospect, like nothing much more than a glossy soap passed off as serious drama. EMPIRE

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by Anonymousreply 290July 4, 2024 5:43 AM

[quote] The Martian is about a man who grows potatoes in his own feces [R286] It's also long, talky and uneventful.

Haven't seen the film but in terms of recycling nitrates and water in an otherwise hostile environment, night-soil ( the polite term ) would be absolutely necessary

by Anonymousreply 291July 4, 2024 5:49 AM

[Quote] I walked out of Traffic.

I walked into Traffic; that was the problem

by Anonymousreply 292July 4, 2024 5:52 AM

THE MARTIAN is not "talky," R291. Do you even know what that means?

by Anonymousreply 293July 4, 2024 2:28 PM

It really was hateful

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by Anonymousreply 294July 4, 2024 3:04 PM

Dull and rudderless

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by Anonymousreply 295July 4, 2024 3:09 PM

I like Kramer vs. Kramer. The backlash against it is bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 296July 4, 2024 3:46 PM

I think the backlash against it is because some people can't deal with the fact that a woman (or man, but especially a woman) might temporarily abandon her child due to mental health issues.

by Anonymousreply 297July 4, 2024 3:57 PM

KVK Much ado about nothing. All children have injuries. Here a cut is treated like a life and death situation. So much unnecessary drama. Why doesn't Dustin hail a cab to take his son to the emergency room. NY is full of them.

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by Anonymousreply 298July 4, 2024 4:16 PM

Was Kramer vs Kramer that bad? I saw it once in the theater when it was first released. Not my cup of tea but the female friend I accompanied seemed to like it.

by Anonymousreply 299July 4, 2024 4:43 PM

I'd like a sequel on that Kramer kid. What happened to him? So many disturbing possibilities

by Anonymousreply 300July 4, 2024 4:47 PM

R297 They could deal with it when the movie was released, though.

by Anonymousreply 301July 4, 2024 4:49 PM

The child's injury in KRAMER VS. KRAMER is quite serious, requiring several stitches. And if you've ever tried to take a cab in midtown Manhattan during the day in an emergency situation, you would know it's often far faster to just run or walk to the hospital.

R298, your stupidity knows no bounds.

by Anonymousreply 302July 4, 2024 4:49 PM

R298 Dustin Hoffman played a man still learning how to be both mother and father to his son. When the son had the accident, Hoffman's character panicked because he didn't know what to do or how serious the injury was.

The character's reaction in that situation is authentic, based on the dad's circumstances.

by Anonymousreply 303July 4, 2024 4:54 PM

I bet he grew up with an irrational fear of abandonment and French toast

by Anonymousreply 304July 4, 2024 5:18 PM

[quote] Dustin Hoffman played a man still learning how to be both mother and father to his son.

Being a parent to his son, you mean.

by Anonymousreply 305July 4, 2024 5:39 PM

R305 No, because in this case, the character was trying to figure out how to do all the things his son's mother did.

So he was trying to figure out how to be the mother his son was missing, in addition to being a father.

by Anonymousreply 306July 4, 2024 6:09 PM

R306, I guess you don't understand what R305 meant -- that the responsibilities of being a mother or a father are no longer considered separate in the way they used to be.

by Anonymousreply 307July 4, 2024 7:21 PM

R307, guess what?

When they made Kramer vs Kramer, "mother" and "father" were still considered separate parenting functions.

by Anonymousreply 308July 4, 2024 7:40 PM

Kramer vs Kramer was stupid to me because I had no sympathy for Dustin’s character. Too lazy and selfish to learn how to take care of an injured child when the kid is old enough to be walking and talking? What an ignorant asshole.

by Anonymousreply 309July 4, 2024 7:45 PM

I Am Curious (Yellow)

by Anonymousreply 310July 4, 2024 7:46 PM

R308 Born in 1965 my mother worked in the home and my father took care of us as well even though he worked full time. Hoffman seems to have been this kid's father for about 5 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 311July 4, 2024 7:47 PM

R309 Dustin's character is particularly repulsive in this scene.

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by Anonymousreply 312July 4, 2024 7:49 PM

I thought the movie resonated with many people because it showed, maybe for the first time, the “realities” of divorce.

It was still the late 70’s and divorce was becoming common. It attempted to show the damage caused to everybody.

I’ve seen it once and since I was much younger, I’m sure the nuances escaped me.

by Anonymousreply 313July 4, 2024 7:49 PM

R307 You said it right there.

"The way it used to be."

It was 1979.

by Anonymousreply 314July 4, 2024 7:57 PM

Bringing a woman he’s fucking to his home where his child sleeps was particularly trashy selfish behavior.

by Anonymousreply 315July 4, 2024 7:57 PM

[Quote] Why doesn't Dustin hail a cab to take his son to the emergency room. NY is full of them.

Besides not knowing about taxis his character was apparently unaware of nannies who were all over the UES and UWS in NY in the 70s and 80s just like the numerous restaurants where he could have taken his son. Thoroughly unconvincing film which becomes a courtroom drama. Besides not deserving the Best Picture and Director Oscars, how did Jane Alexander get a nod for her dreary, bore you blind divorcee?

by Anonymousreply 316July 4, 2024 8:06 PM

"Kramer vs Kramer" is geared toward upper middle-class white people, especially Jewish people. I remember enjoying it as a teenager, but I can't imagine sitting through it now.

by Anonymousreply 317July 4, 2024 8:38 PM

[quote]You said it right there. "The way it used to be."

Yes, but the argument here is that some people are using the old definitions of "mother" and "father," and others are using the new. That's all I meant. The poster who wrote "Dustin Hoffman played a man still learning how to be both mother and father to his son" was still using the old definitions, even though he's apparently writing from 2024 and not 1979. He could have written "learning how to be a single parent," but he didn't. Get it?

by Anonymousreply 318July 4, 2024 9:15 PM

Why in the fuck did this become the "Kramer vs Kramer" thread? Ugh. GET ON WITH IT.

How about citing movies that are -actually- bad?

by Anonymousreply 319July 4, 2024 10:03 PM

R312 You must have been born in the new Millenium. That scene is played pretty broadly but, at any rate, that's what parenting was like in the 70's. Parents, not their kids, were the authority, and there was no room for spoiled brats to do whatever they pleased.

by Anonymousreply 320July 4, 2024 11:54 PM

That recent Elvis movie. I don't understand what all the buzz was about. I saw it in the theater. I walked out about midway through the movie. After about half of a full theater walked out. This is right up there with Iron fucking Weed.

by Anonymousreply 321July 5, 2024 12:20 AM

A Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Predator film would be awesome.

by Anonymousreply 322July 5, 2024 12:34 AM

THE STEPFORD WIVES remake with Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close and Bette Midler. All three should have known better.

by Anonymousreply 323July 5, 2024 12:39 AM

The Bewitched movie.

by Anonymousreply 324July 5, 2024 12:41 AM

“Wasp Woman,” of which I was reminded last night when I was scrolling channels and realized that TCM was airing it.

by Anonymousreply 325July 5, 2024 1:46 AM

That HORRIBLE remake of The Stepford Wives, with Bette Midler and Nicole Kidman. Sewage. Raw sewage.

by Anonymousreply 326July 5, 2024 2:33 AM

R38 is clearly still not getting it.

by Anonymousreply 327July 5, 2024 10:27 AM

R326 Glad you didn't mention me.

by Anonymousreply 328July 5, 2024 9:28 PM

R317 It was a hit across the board. My parents loved it, they were white but not upper middle class or Jewish. The writer-director Robert Benton wasn't Jewish, was he?

by Anonymousreply 329July 5, 2024 9:34 PM

Oscar winner "Everything Everywhere All at Once" was torturous.

by Anonymousreply 330July 5, 2024 10:04 PM

I absolutely loved Everything Everywhere All At Once. It was joyous. I've seen it several times now. Just brilliant and totally fun.

by Anonymousreply 331July 6, 2024 12:31 AM

R331 Worst. Movie. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 332July 6, 2024 12:43 AM

Howard the fucking Duck.

by Anonymousreply 333July 6, 2024 1:10 AM

Illegally Yours (1988), starring Rob Lowe and Colleen Camp. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

HORRIBLE. Amateurish and cheap. Ugly St. Augustine, Florida, locations. What’s supposed to be madcap, screwball, and hilarious just looks like it was written each morning before they began shooting. Dorothy Stratten’s younger sister (then wife of Bogdanovich) is incapable of acting in her supporting role.

What’s Up, Doc? it’s not.

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by Anonymousreply 334July 6, 2024 1:11 AM

Failure to Launch

by Anonymousreply 335July 6, 2024 1:17 AM

Quantum of Solace, worst Bond movie ever.

by Anonymousreply 336July 6, 2024 11:16 PM

A lot of Roger Corman movies. The Terror, with Karloff and Jack Nicholson. The Wild Angels with Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd.

by Anonymousreply 337July 7, 2024 12:26 AM

The first film I ever walked out of was The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. It was so cringe that my skull almost imploded from extreme secondhand embarrassment for the poor actors on screen. Eventually my friends and I couldn’t take anymore and we bolted for the exit.

The next film I practically ran out of was Naked Lunch. I’m very sensitive to surprise depictions of sexual violence, especially when the perpetrator of the sex/violence is a giant fucking cockroach and the victim is a beautiful young twink.

Along similar lines, a film I wish I had walked out on was Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, an ensemble piece billed as a comedy-drama, but I was not amused at all the suicide and random murders of young women. Maybe if I’d known going in what to expect it would have been fine, but that viewing experience just infuriated me.

Also, a film I would not recommend on a first date: One Hour Photo with Robin Williams. Seriously killed the mood.

by Anonymousreply 338July 7, 2024 12:44 AM

I walked out of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

by Anonymousreply 339July 7, 2024 12:46 AM

R338 maybe you're just not that into Peter Weller

by Anonymousreply 340July 7, 2024 2:10 AM

If you think you're not into Weller from his films, try not to have the unbearable experience of having a conversation with him.

by Anonymousreply 341July 7, 2024 2:21 AM

"The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" is an absolutely brilliant movie, and is amazing and I've seen it at least two dozen ties, and it never fails to entertain. I could literally not be friends with anyone who hated it enough to walk out.

by Anonymousreply 342July 7, 2024 2:44 AM

"Naked Lunch" was also brilliant, and probably the best way imaginable to film that completely unfilmable book.

by Anonymousreply 343July 7, 2024 2:45 AM

I'd watch Naked Lunch again but not fucking Buckaroo Banzai. It stinks and is boring.

by Anonymousreply 344July 7, 2024 2:51 AM

R232, is that a reference to Tori Spelling?

by Anonymousreply 345July 7, 2024 3:39 AM

I couldn’t get out of my seat for laughter when M Night Shamamalan’s Lady In The Water finished. My friend and I were howling. It was the stupidest piece of shit I’ve ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 346July 7, 2024 3:52 AM

R342 - Same, I love that film so much

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by Anonymousreply 347July 7, 2024 3:56 AM

[Quote] When they made Kramer vs Kramer, "mother" and "father" were still considered separate parenting functions.

How so R308?

by Anonymousreply 348July 7, 2024 4:08 AM

Buckaroo Banzai is anything but boring. It's freakin' hilarious. And so damn quotable too.

by Anonymousreply 349July 7, 2024 5:22 AM

I was going to say "Elevator Girls in Bondage" (featuring an all-transvestite cast, but then I remember this travesty called "Lie Down With Dogs," about a guy who visits Provincetown.

by Anonymousreply 350July 7, 2024 5:34 AM

Sorority Girl

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by Anonymousreply 351July 7, 2024 5:46 AM

R342 I was a teenager at the time, so it’s very possible I was too dumb to appreciate Buckaroo Bonzai. Maybe I’ll try again now that my brain has developed.

But Naked Lunch: fuck that movie.

by Anonymousreply 352July 7, 2024 10:00 AM

Oh god, I actually saw "Lie Down With Dogs" ... I had completely pushed that out of my memory until I read your post, R350. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 353July 7, 2024 12:28 PM

I saw Heaven's Gate in its original release cut, or whatever that was. I love when people blame the viewer for not enjoying something. I just remember it being a formless mess. It began with Oxford substituting for Harvard (how does Oxford look anything like Harvard?) and then went into this paceless western miasma of overindulgent crap.

by Anonymousreply 354July 7, 2024 12:42 PM

I could never be friends with anyone who liked Buckaroo Banzai. In fact, I couldn't even consider a glory hole blowjob with them.

by Anonymousreply 355July 7, 2024 5:47 PM

I'd watch Sorority Girl in a heartbeat.

by Anonymousreply 356July 7, 2024 9:19 PM


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by Anonymousreply 357July 8, 2024 11:21 AM

Killer bunnies..I’m here for it!

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by Anonymousreply 358July 8, 2024 2:30 PM

Empire of the Ants starring Joan C.

by Anonymousreply 359July 8, 2024 4:16 PM

The Day the Earth Stood Still.

by Anonymousreply 360July 8, 2024 5:48 PM

The Mirror has Two Faces is unwatchable.

by Anonymousreply 361July 8, 2024 6:30 PM

R360 Which one?

by Anonymousreply 362July 8, 2024 6:31 PM

the original suck as one

by Anonymousreply 363July 8, 2024 6:39 PM

I tried to watch "Jinxed" for the spectacle of prime Ken Wahl. Couldn't manage it.

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by Anonymousreply 364July 9, 2024 12:02 AM

The Concorde... Airport '79

by Anonymousreply 365July 9, 2024 12:28 AM

R1 mentioned "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover." I have to say it's a disturbing movie. The first time I watched it was in the middle of the night, and I felt a little sick and could sleep afterwards. But somehow it has become one of my favorite movies. It think it's like a whacky-looking abstract painting that has different effects on people. The story and scenery are all stunningly depressing. Plus, as I understand it, it's actually a big metaphor, though I don't see it.

However, I think it's understandable why people dislike this movie.

I'll shut up now.

by Anonymousreply 366July 9, 2024 1:37 AM

Rollercoaster the Movie. What a fantastic piece of crap that is. Although, I think a proper remake would be fun.

by Anonymousreply 367July 10, 2024 1:57 PM

I watched a very low budget movie called A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000) because it's often listed as June Allyson's final film, and she's listed on IMDB and in the Wikipedia article as plying the part of "Joey's Grandma." This seemed like something worth checking out, so I watched most of the film thinking, "What the hell did they do to June Allyson?" because the grandma was this rather beat up hag, but she had a somewhat raspy voice and I figured that must be June, even though she seemed too tall.

Then, about three quarters into the thing, the real June comes by in a truck driven by her real-life husband, David Ashrow, looking great. After a lot of research I found out the other actress's name. I don't know why this error persists. But anyway--not a good movie. One of those festival movies.

by Anonymousreply 368July 10, 2024 2:08 PM

(June's part was a cameo consisting or two or three lines.)

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by Anonymousreply 370July 10, 2024 2:10 PM

The Wild Wild West with Slappy Smith.

by Anonymousreply 371July 17, 2024 3:44 PM

Monster A-Go-Go, The Creeping Terror, RollerGator, Birdemic.

by Anonymousreply 372July 17, 2024 4:57 PM

Jennifer Jones’s nadir.

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by Anonymousreply 373July 17, 2024 5:54 PM

Miriam Hopkins’ entry in the hagsploitation genre “Hollywood Horror House”. She plays a Norma Desmond type who gets seduced by her young aide. There’s a scene where he takes her to a swinging party on the Sunset strip and there’s a dwarf selling drugs. I love the late 60s movies about old Hollywood clashing with young Hollywood. A leathery looking Gale Sondergaard has a supporting role as her devoted assistant.

by Anonymousreply 374July 17, 2024 7:17 PM

Lynn Redgrave in Midnight [1988]. Lynn plays a TV horror hostess called Midnight based on Elvira except not sexy. Her character is weird on camera, and unfortunately just as weird behind. Redgrave plays Midnight with a bizarre and fevered energy. There's a bunch of unimportant shit that happens in the movie, but it doesn't know if it's a comedy, satire, or drama. A complete misfire and wasted opportunity.

by Anonymousreply 375July 17, 2024 8:10 PM

Midnight made no sense whatsoever, starting with Lynn R as a sexy horror hostess (!). I think most of the budget went to cocaine.

Another cocaine movie is "Voyage of the Rock Aliens" starring DL fave Pia Zadora. Even by camp standards it makes no sense. And her musical co-star is Alison LaPlaca, because when you think song-and-dance gal you naturally think of horsey Alison.

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by Anonymousreply 377July 17, 2024 8:37 PM

Southland Tales

by Anonymousreply 378July 17, 2024 11:14 PM

Zabriskie Point. Antonioni's pointless art film about two hippies in the desert, played by people who'd never acted. A house blows up in slow motion.

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by Anonymousreply 380July 18, 2024 2:43 AM

R376, Midnight is that bad. The actual Elvira movie reaches for the stars in comparison.

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by Anonymousreply 381July 18, 2024 3:16 AM

It's a shame because Lynn Redgrave is always very good and generally very interesting on screen.

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