Talky, stilted, stagy, poorly lit, too long, and dull, dull, dull.
Talky, stilted, stagy, poorly lit, too long, and dull, dull, dull.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 393||02/23/2016|
Thank god - I thought I was the only man alive who hates that film.
May I also chuck Gone With The Wind into the mix as well. It's only about 2 hours too long.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 1||05/02/2010|
All Godfather movies.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 2||05/02/2010|
I often hate "great" films and wonder wtf people are raving about.
One that immediately comes to mind is Doctor Zhivago, a beautifully photographed, romanticized piece of tripe.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 3||05/02/2010|
Triumph of the Will
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 4||05/02/2010|
"It's a Wonderful Life" -- I hate Frank Capra's movies, this one most of all.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 6||05/02/2010|
It seems like most gay people don't enjoy the Godfather movies for some reason...
Personally, I think Citizen Kane is the greatest movie ever made.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 7||05/02/2010|
Add me to those who hate The Godfather films. I find them utterly boring.
On the other hand (from the perspective of a gay man), I also find Singin' in the Rain massively overrated. Donald O'Connor makes me want to throw something at the screen.
The Third Man. What's the big deal? That zither music constantly playing is so annoying.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 8||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 9||05/02/2010|
I could never understand what people see in the smarmy "It's a Wonderful Life."
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 10||05/02/2010|
R7, why do you think Citizen Kane is the greatest movie ever made? I'm really curious. I enjoy the movie, but I don't understand why so many revere this movie.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 11||05/02/2010|
Sorry, I'm gay as a goose and anyone who hates Godfather 1 and 2 and Nashville ... well, I just feel sorry for them.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 12||05/02/2010|
A lot of you strike me as the type of movie goer who doesn't understand why characters in the 1950s don't just do it already and why characters in period movies won't just say what they mean without all the restraint!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 13||05/02/2010|
Silence of the Lambs.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 14||05/02/2010|
I really like GWTW and Citizen Kane, love Nashville and I think Godfather Part II is pretty much Coppola's masterpiece (well, neck and neck with Apocalypse Now, of course).
But what do I know? I like Bergman.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 16||05/02/2010|
Ingmar Bergman hated [italic]Citizen Kane[/italic] and thought Orson Welles was a bad actor.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 17||05/02/2010|
I'd like to see a comparison made by the above posters (Great movies I hate - and movies I love.).
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 18||05/02/2010|
Lord of the Rings.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 19||05/02/2010|
I like Bergman, too, R16. [italic]Cries and Whispers[/italic], particularly, is utter genius. I have no trouble believing R17. Compared to Bergman, Welles was a monkey pounding the floor with a hammer.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 20||05/02/2010|
Ditto to R9. Nashville was meandering and boring to me.
I didn't like L.A. Confidential, Across the Universe, or Chicago at ALL....and I've been handed my ass for saying so in queer circles.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 21||05/02/2010|
I can see not liking Citizen Kane if you don't like introspective films. At heart, it's only a movie about a complicated guy, moments of his life that don't quite explain who he was.
However, it is fascinating to see some of the technique used, the styles borrowed from German cinema especially. I'm also unabashedly fond of the animated birds flying around during the picnic scene, and I think opening the film with silent credits and a lengthy newsreel was genius.
Welles could be a good actor, but DAMN he is bad in his "Macbeth." I was appalled at how amateurish he was.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 22||05/02/2010|
Here's what Bergman had to say about [italic]Kane[/italic] and Welles:
[quote]To me, Welles is a phony. He is greatly overrated, empty, and uninteresting. [italic]Citizen Kane[/italic], which I have in my collection, for example, is of course cherished by all critics, always topping their lists of the best all-time films. To me, this is incomprehensible. Look at Welles's performance. It's cheap. Welles wears a mask, playing a potentate who is meant to be William Randolph Hearst, but we see the seams of his mask and his own skin all the time. Terrible! No, it's a bad movie, deathly boring in my opinion. [italic]The Magnificent Ambersons[/italic]? Oh no! Very boring as well. I never liked Welles as an actor either. In Hollywood, there are two categories of people: actors and personalities. I find this distinction very useful. Welles was a unique personality. But as Othello... I will not even tell you what I think, it couldn't be published.
(By the way, Ingmar Bergman loved [italic]Dallas[/italic] and [italic]Sex and the City[/italic].)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 23||05/02/2010|
Citizen Kane is interesting from a historical perspective for its ground-breaking cinematography.
Today, it looks hackneyed, jaded and boring, mainly because it's been done and re-done so many times.
So, people who say they 'like' it are probably saying so to show-off that they know its historical significance, whereas if anyone were to objectively view it today they'd say it was boring, over-inflated tripe.
I only like Godfather 2. Brando, barely comprehensible, and mumbling and sleep-walking through the first one, makes me want to throw something through the screen.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 24||05/02/2010|
I love Bergman, I honestly do, but I think it's funny the guy who directed "Hour of the Wolf" and "Passion of Anna" would criticize a film for being boring and showing too much of the actor and not enough of the character.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 25||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 26||05/02/2010|
Most of these movies I love or at least like very much.
I will never understand the love for Barry Lyndon, justifiably panned when it came out.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 27||05/02/2010|
I love Bergman but that doesn't mean I have to agree with him about Citizen Kane.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 28||05/02/2010|
I don't think these are considered 'great' but two movies many people liked that I HATED were Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The Tallented Mr. Ripley.
Also, I think the Lord of the Rings movies are way overrated (and I'm kind of a nerd)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 29||05/02/2010|
Showing too much of the actor and not enough of the character - if that is what Bergman means by criticism I would suggest that he didn't understand Brecht.
Of course the fact that I can criticize Bergman on this front doesn't mean that I don't like Bergman. I love Bergman and I love Citizen Kane, a visionary work by a director with sensibilities quite different than Bergman, also a visionary.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 30||05/02/2010|
Terms of Endearment X 10 Can't stand it. Also all Woody Allen films.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 31||05/02/2010|
I hate Citizen Kane too, but LOVE Welles' Touch of Evil.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 32||05/02/2010|
& Gangs of NY. Was that POS considered "great" by anyone?
Old movies like Citizen Kane etc. are sort of over my head. The unreality about them and the black and white makes them just weird. I like some more than others (haven't seen too many but The Third Man > Citizen Kane for ex), but it's like apples to oranges trying to compare any of them to modern movies.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 33||05/02/2010|
The "Godfather" films top my personal list. They top all the critics list, but to me they're a bunch of films about horrible people who ought to be dead. I can't love a film unless there are characters in it who are likeable, identifiable, or at least interesting.
Love "Kane"; like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Bridge on the River Kwai", it's about terribly flawed people, but ones I can connect to and stay interested in.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 34||05/02/2010|
R33 I couldn't get past the ridiculous costumes. The top hat cracked me up!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 35||05/02/2010|
Hate the godfather movies too.
I do love Citizen Kane though
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 36||05/02/2010|
Hate the "Godfather" movies
All of Tarantino's shit (like an 11-year-old made what he thinks is a "cool movie")
Don't hate Martin Scorsese but think most of his stuff is terribly overrated
I like "Citizen Kane" but one of the best movies ever made? Hardly.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 37||05/02/2010|
On the Waterfront. Brando's scenery chewing makes it unwatchable.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 38||05/02/2010|
Another vote for CITIZEN KANE
Not a fan of THE ENGLISH PATIENT or 2001.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 39||05/02/2010|
Terms of Endearment
The Third Man
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 40||05/02/2010|
None of the Godfathers ever did it for me either, but I love Martin Scorsese - esp Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 41||05/02/2010|
Another one: Chariots of Fire.
I even hate the score!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 42||05/02/2010|
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Secrets & Lies
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 43||05/02/2010|
Any movie by Chris Columbus, especially Goonies, Gremlins, Harry Potter I and Home Alone.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 44||05/02/2010|
I think Kane bothers gays because it's about a spoiled mama's boy who's given away to rich people (gay fantasy) but it doesn't have a happy ending. Along the way he alienates people, cheats, hoards antiques and acquires a trophy spouse. He ends up in his castle alone (gay nightmare).
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 45||05/02/2010|
Another vote for Citizen Kane.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 46||05/02/2010|
Wait, are we talking about "great" films or popular films?
I don't think anyone is labeling Pretty Woman or Harry Potter as "great".
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 47||05/02/2010|
Films from among the AFI's and various Greatest 100 lists (excepting anything animated, because I dislike them all"
Some Like It Hot
On the Waterfront
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Singin' in the Rain
Meet Me in St. Louis
Bringing up Baby
The Empire Strikes Back [and the rest of that lot]
Sound of Music
The King of Comedy
This Is Spinal Tap
Miracle on 34th Street
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 48||05/02/2010|
I hate the Starwars trilogy. They're just B-movies. I guess most people don't consider them "great" but they are considered a popcultural milestone. I just think they're stupid.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 49||05/02/2010|
I'm going through a classic film phase right now via Netflix. I'm still in the 1940s. The only think I hate is not knowing for sure if they "did it" or not. Its all shrouded in symbolism and a bunch of nonsense. Like Joan buttoning up the sleeve of her blouse or something like that. I just want to know if they fucked or not.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 50||05/02/2010|
We do this business about hating Citizen Kane every three months or so. Is it a big deal in your life? Do people at your workplace harass you about not liking Citizen Kane? Or do you feel compelling to prove occasionally that you're a complete rube?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 51||05/02/2010|
"I've been Citizen Kane-Bashed!"
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 52||05/02/2010|
The Godfather movies are basically male chick flicks aka dick flicks. Straight males love that tripe. It's unbelievable how bad the acting is.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 53||05/02/2010|
Does anyone know what straight men see in the "Godfather" films? Really, what's the attraction?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 54||05/02/2010|
Dawson's 50 Load Weekend. So contrived.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 55||05/02/2010|
I love the Godfather I & II
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 56||05/02/2010|
R54, it's the exaggerated machismo. The misogyny. The violence. The stupidity.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 57||05/02/2010|
R56 = lesbian.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 58||05/02/2010|
Out of Africa, and another vote for The Third Man. Sorry if this becomes a duplicate, it wouldn't take my first post.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 59||05/02/2010|
HATED STAR WARS. I only saw the first and that was enough to last a lifetime.
I like parts of Godfather II, don't love it like everyone's supposed to.
I'm a lesbian, r58. Fell better now?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 60||05/02/2010|
I have no use for movies that would have no purpose without their special effects.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 61||05/02/2010|
"I hate the Starwars trilogy. They're just B-movies. I guess most people don't consider them 'great' but they are considered a popcultural milestone. I just think they're stupid."
I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but don't consider the films great cinema either. They are intentionally meant to be modern takes on old, B-grade movie serials with some allusions to history and philosophy thrown in, yet a lot of people think of them as great but they weren't intended to be that way by George Lucas. When he did the prequels, he continued making them schlocky because that was his vision (a flawed vision with which he became lazy and tired, but his nonetheless). People, however, had made them part of the popular culture, milestones as, R49 put it, and were disappointed because they didn't live up to their expectations. They weren't great movies, but neither was the original trilogy. Both the original trilogy and the prequels have moments of brilliance, insight and good acting, but these occur more often when another director is involved; when great actors, e.g., Guinness, McDiarmid, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing) rose above the material; and when Lucas stumbled and fell on something good despite himself.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 62||05/02/2010|
Another one: PSYCHO. Grad-B Hitchcock.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 63||05/02/2010|
Casablanca; Lawrence of Arabia; all the Godfathers; all the Star Wars; all the Star Trek; South Pacific; The King And I; It's A Wonderful Life; Mary Poppins; Now, Voyager; Dark Victory; Titanic; Wuthering Heights...
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 64||05/02/2010|
I'll second Chariots of Fire
Regarding Star Wars, there are movies that are considered great because they are made well and have amazing stories, acting, cinematograpy etc. Then there are popular movies considered great because they had a huge impact on culture and the industry. Not that these aren't good movies. They just don't fit into the first category of great.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 65||05/02/2010|
Singin' in the Rain
An American in Paris
Lawrence of Arabia
(And I'm gay, too!!!)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 66||05/02/2010|
R64 = a fan of "Ernest Goes to Camp"
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 67||05/02/2010|
I like generally most of the films listed in these posts, but one film I can NEVER seem to si through or finish is "The Maltese Falcon." I mean, it makes me squirm for some reason
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 68||05/02/2010|
Lawrence of Arabia is a great film the first time you see it on the big screen, but there's no reason to ever sit through it a second time.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 69||05/02/2010|
The Lord of the Rings movies were too freakin long!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 70||05/02/2010|
[italic]The Sound of Music[italic] was sickening.
[italic]West Side Story[/italic] was a switchblade opera.
[italic]From Here to Eternity[/italic] was a soap.
[italic]Annie Hall[/italic] was an infantile romance.
[italic]Patton[/italic] was a propagandistic piece of shit.
[italic]Ordinary People[/italic] was a stifling bore.
[italic]The Departed[/italic] was despressing.
[italic]The French Connection[/italic] was half-assed nonsense.
[italic]One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[/italic] was tripe.
[italic]Pride of the Yankees[/italic] was sentimalistic crap.
[italic]Jezebel[/italic] was a crock.
[italic]On the Waterfront[/italic] sucked.
[italic]The Lord of the Rings[/italic] series sucked balls.
[italic]Million Dollar Baby[/italic] was grossly overrated.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 71||05/02/2010|
I don't like drunk movies like "Notorious." I've never seen drunks act like that. I don't like retard movies like "Forrest Gump." I've never seen retards act like that.
Movies do not have to be "story": Sokurov has showed what can be done in that respect. But Quentin Tarantino should be banned from making movies without story since he is not an artist.
Loved Nashville and Godfather, and Star Wars and LOTR are fine for their genre, but most of the rest of the movies listed I didn't like.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 72||05/02/2010|
I don't know if it's considered 'great' but I could not tolerate "Lost in Translation".
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 73||05/02/2010|
Hear, hear, R2!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 74||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 75||05/02/2010|
'Talk to Her.' Though it pains me to admit it since I'm a devout Almodovar fan.
"Great" book I hate -- 'Catcher in the Rye.' But I have to confess, I never got through the whole thing. I have low tolerance for self-entitled, whiny rich kids in the throes of an existential crisis. Even if they're ficitional.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 76||05/02/2010|
I hate: Sound of Music Forrest Gump West Side Story
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 77||05/02/2010|
Holy shit--boring as Hell. . .and proof that 1960's bouffants do not belong in historical epics.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 78||05/02/2010|
[/italics]You're a giant douche, R71 and not just for not closing your italics.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 79||05/02/2010|
Why is everybody writing in italics?
Here's one I dislike:
SINGING IN THE RAIN
Especially Kelly in the title number.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 80||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 81||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 82||05/02/2010|
Slumdog Millionaire.... blech.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 83||05/02/2010|
I love Singing In The Rain apart from that awful wank of a dance number in the middle that starts with Gotta Dance. Terrible.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 84||05/02/2010|
"Steel Magnolias". I know it's not considered "great". . .I just felt like saying I hate it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 85||05/02/2010|
r58, you were close, bi-girl.
Loved Star Wars IV, VI, VI, hated I, II, III
I'm on the fence with Citizen Kane. Had to write papers one it in Film School, so I was force fed the greatness of it.
I also said Nashville earlier, I tried, tried and tried some more to get into that film but just could not. And I am an Altman fan.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 86||05/02/2010|
[/italics]Close the italics, you Citizen Kanefaces!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 87||05/02/2010|
For me, it's "Brief Encounter," mainly because of that woman's phony, stilted speech pattern.
Nobody ... really ... speaks ... inthat ... silly ... and ... ri ... diculousfashion.
I just want to shoot her every time she speaks.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 88||05/02/2010|
[/italic] close italic
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 89||05/02/2010|
Forest Gump. How did it win best picture over Shawshank Redemption???????
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 90||05/02/2010|
Hate "Vertigo" too. I mean, really.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 91||05/02/2010|
I agree, R51. It seems like DL has a thread 3-4 times a year where someone complains about "Citizen Kane." But realize that there would always be a thread where people complain about whatever movie was considered the greatest film ever, as though they have no idea that opinions vary, tastes differ, and films are art, not fact. You can't say "I don't like CK, therefore it's a bad film, and people who claim they do like it are just wankers" seriously, but people on DL sure like to think they CAN say that.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 92||05/02/2010|
How do the gay boys not love Godfather II, DeNiro is the most good looking man I have ever seen in that movie. Could not take my eyes off of him. Beautiful, just amazingly handsome.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 93||05/02/2010|
The Shawshank Redemption, Lawrence of Arabia, Some Like It Hot, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 94||05/02/2010|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 95||05/02/2010|
Hate all the Godfather films.Can't stand all the mumbling and muttering and Chinatown, it's just horrid.
Hated Saturday Night Fever then and now...actually I might like it more now for the period detail. The cast were fugly and I never liked The Bee Gees.
I always thought Peter Sellers was a ham and an extremely unpleasant man...so ANYTHING with him in.
Lawrence Of Arabia...oh the boredom.
Casablanca...I don't care who gets on that fucking plane.
Third Man...turn it the fuck off.
That's enough for now.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 96||05/02/2010|
[quote]How did it win best picture over Shawshank Redemption??????? Speaking of over-rated crap.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 97||05/02/2010|
Casablanca - I just don't get it.
Wuthering Heights - Meh
Gone Wit De Win - I jes don get it!!!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 98||05/02/2010|
Any Woody Allen movie.
Jews are neurotic, we get it already.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 99||05/02/2010|
Will that work?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 100||05/03/2010|
"Ingmar Bergman loved Dallas and Sex and the City"
He thought of himself as "The Miranda".
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 101||05/03/2010|
I don't see what the big fuss about Dark Knight or Iron Man was about.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 103||05/03/2010|
Lord of the Rings
Most of the Star Wars
Gone With The Wind
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 104||05/03/2010|
What's repressed about the "Godfather" hate?
The hatred seems perfectly open to me.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 105||05/03/2010|
I never got Woody Allen films. I simply don't find them funny and I don't understand the fuss.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 106||05/03/2010|
[quote]Any Woody Allen movie. Jews are neurotic, we get it already.
I don't think you get very much at all, dear.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 107||05/03/2010|
[quote] Regarding Star Wars, there are movies that are considered great because they are made well and have amazing stories, acting, cinematograpy etc. Then there are popular movies considered great because they had a huge impact on culture and the industry. Not that these aren't good movies. They just don't fit into the first category of great.
Very true. I think Avatar falls in that category with Star Wars. As does ET.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 108||05/03/2010|
[quote]I hate the Starwars trilogy. They're just B-movies. I guess most people don't consider them "great" but they are considered a popcultural milestone.
People build Star Wars up just to tear it down. Even Star Wars fanatics don't think they're great films. In fact, part of being a hardcore fan is making fun of the horrible dialogue, uneven (to say the least) acting, and often ridiculous plot lines.
Obviously, it has had pop culture legs, and I guess it's considered "great" in terms of the business of movie making and marketing (part of of the first wave of summer blockbusters started the wave of toys, movie tie-ins, etc.), but the actual films have NEVER been considered great.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 109||05/03/2010|
No, Star Wars films are not great, but they're fun to watch and I adored SW when came out in 77, when I was 9 going on 10.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 110||05/03/2010|
For me, The Wizard of Oz and the Star Wars films are in the same boat - crap films, but ambitious, and with some attributes - much more about storytelling (in a very heavy-handed sense) than great stories, or even great stories well told.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 111||05/03/2010|
I just tried watching Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) tonight. Acclaimed as a masterpiece by critics and film scholars, cinephile friends of mine have raved about it for years.
I lasted 20 minutes before turning it off and putting it right back in the Netflix envelope. It was both boring and irritating. The story is about an elderly couple who lose their house to a bank and are separated to live with different children. But these elderly parents were selfish and inconsiderate, and I found them utterly, utterly annoying.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 112||06/15/2010|
Just watched Citizen Kane. Complete garbage. Gonna bury it out back next to Signs.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 113||03/20/2013|
Almost Famous - probably not normally considered a great film but surprisingly beloved.
Jerry Maguire - same thing.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 114||03/20/2013|
Lord of the Rings. I could barely sit through one of the movies in the trilogy.
Star Wars. See above.
The Wizard of Oz
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 115||03/20/2013|
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. It's hard to believe there are actually people who think it's a good movie.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 116||03/20/2013|
Brokeback Mountain. Such a bore. Of course, Crash was ten times worse.
The Hurt Locker - another bore.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 117||03/20/2013|
"Citizen Kane" is poorly lit? Whatever faults it has, absolutely none of them are technical.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 118||03/20/2013|
And this is from an Ingrid Bergman fan. Actually, the movie stops making sense once her character enters the story.
They say they rewrote the film multiple times while shooting and she didn't know who she was supposed to be in love with in the story - well it shows, badly.
The first 20 minutes are very good.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 119||03/20/2013|
Doctor Zhivago: the music, the cinematography, the faces, sure, and yet how boring! Could never sit through it and yet I love the score, love Julie Christie, even have a thing for the Russian look of the film, but it's just much too boring...
Habla con ella. Hated, hated, hated that movie. No redeeming features. If you like Pina Bausch, go to the theatre or rent Dancing Dreams - Kontakthof instead.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 120||03/20/2013|
Vertigo. What a bad, and very dated film this is. Hitchcock did much, much better in so many other films. That this misogynistic piece of crap made #1 on the BFI list says a lot about critics in the industry today.
PSYCHO is in my opinion Hitchcock's truly groundbreaking film. A B-movie that rises way above the occasion. But then maybe this was the case with most 50s B-movies, I haven't seen enough of them.
Diabolique was fantastic. And audiences prove Hitchcock didn't retaliate with Vertigo, he did it with Psycho.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 121||03/20/2013|
Tree of Life, Malick is a joke
No Country for Old Men, the Coens are very overrated
Brokeback Mountains and Philadelphia, yawn
The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was the only interesting thing in it
Argo and The Town, please Affleck and Garner must be the biggest ass kissers in HW
Social Network, Fincher just makes stale movies with mediocre actors in the lead.
Black Swan - stupid and overwrought
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 122||03/20/2013|
Second Tree of Life. What an utter, Christian bore.
I did like Badlands though (this initiated my short-lived Sissy Spacek phase), and Days of Heaven had magnificent cinematography (as did Tree of Life, and most probably his latest).
Philadelphia is a very tepid movie. I doubt it's considered great.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 123||03/20/2013|
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
What a frickin A bore. We had to turn it off.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 124||03/20/2013|
Saving Private Ryan. Garbage.
I was surprised how much I loved Tree of Life and how hated it was by every single person I know that watched it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 125||03/20/2013|
I so agree with the OP!
And I hate those boring Godfather films, although there is one good scene.
No Country for Old Men was very overrated.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 126||03/20/2013|
This thread has made me learn that straight men and lesbians love the Godfather. I had no idea.
I don't like the first Godfather, I find the third one boring, but I simply adore The Godfather Part II, which to me is one of the greatest films ever made it's that good. And I am a lesbian.
I wonder if macho straight men prefer the first Godfather. I suspect they do.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 127||03/20/2013|
Never liked KANE, and I've tried to like it for 40 years.
Don't like the GODFATHERS.
Loathe IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Loathe it.
All copies of GONE WITH THE WIND should be destroyed.
On the other hand, I only recently figured out that VERTIGO is in fact a beautiful work of art.
I love NASHVILLE.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 128||03/20/2013|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 129||03/20/2013|
My problem isn't that I hate the "Godfather" films so much as I can't get through them. I put them on, determined this time, and tune out after the same hour. Every time.
Same with "Magnolia". Love it, love it, oops, starting to lose interest, still like it, um... and turn it off after same spot one hour in. The same place I walked out in the movie theatre too.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 130||03/20/2013|
Lots of silly posts on this thread
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 131||03/20/2013|
Funny how Magnolia was a very strange film. Hate it and love parts of it at the same time. Well it does have Julianne Moore in it which helped tremendously.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 132||03/20/2013|
The only movie I actually hated was Moulin Rouge!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 133||03/20/2013|
[quote]They top all the critics list, but to me they're a bunch of films about horrible people who ought to be dead. I can't love a film unless there are characters in it who are likeable, identifiable, or at least interesting.
Well done, R34, DL narcissism summed up in one post!
You should probably just limit yourself to watching home movies of you and your friends.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 134||03/20/2013|
Gone With the Wind
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 135||03/20/2013|
How can one NOT like Nashville
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 136||03/20/2013|
West Side Story
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 137||03/20/2013|
Schindler's List. Overwrought and ham-fisted.
I know. It was the holocaust. But still. I really hate this film.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 138||03/20/2013|
Years ago, I resented the Godfather films because they seemed to take up too large a space in the canon. Two Best Picture Oscars in three years? That seemed greedy to me. I would've voted for Cabaret and Chinatown. But I recently watched them again and damn if they aren't brilliant. "I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart." How can any film lover not be crazy about them?
I'm also gobsmacked by the distaste for other great films in this thread--Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Third Man, Vertigo, Nashville.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 139||03/20/2013|
One that's creeping on to, then up the critical lists is "Heaven's Gate"
No, not at all.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 140||03/20/2013|
The Bridge on the River Kwai
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 141||03/20/2013|
Aah R139 ! "It was a son, a son, and I had to kill because this must all end!"
"They're my children too."
Citizen Kane, Vertigo, and even Casablanca to some extent (sorry Ingrid! I know you hated it too!) deserve what they get.
The Third Man is a bit boring but I could listen to that music endlessly.
Nashville is on my list, I have to see it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 142||03/20/2013|
Part of the problem with CK is that, at the time, Welles was the uber-talented wunderkind playing this strange man who could have had everything but ended up with nothing.
From our perspective, Welles' life and death was even weirder than that strange fiction.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 143||03/20/2013|
You're right R143, CK must have been interesting at the time. Today, for OW fans only. And for the great cinematography.
Otherwise, what a boring film. I only saw it once some 20 years ago and I still rememember how boringly long it was.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 144||03/20/2013|
Two Academy Award Best Picture winners that I couldn't sit through:
Chariots of Fire
The English Patient
OMG they were SO boring!
And thank goodness video streaming was around for Lincoln, which enabled me to force myself to watch it little by little, in a time span of about a week - which I couldn't have done in the days of videos unless I bought (or someone else bought and lent me) the damn thing.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 145||03/20/2013|
Anything with Orson Wells.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 146||03/20/2013|
CK is a very cold film, hard to like but easy to admire. Except for the tacked-on ending, Magnificent Ambersons is much better, gives you characters you actually care about. TCM has replayed Grand Hotel several times recently and the bad, over-the-top acting is almost shocking, except for Joan Crawford. I can see why that movie really put over her career in talkies--she's the only one who seems like a real human being.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 147||03/20/2013|
I guess each to his own taste.
I don't get the Godfather dislike (I'm a gay man also) but it might be a regional thing. I think the first two are a couple of the best American films made and the third just misses. I watched GIII recently after not having seen it in 20 years or so. It's a much better movie than I originally gave it credit for, though the plot gets a bit convoluted.
I don't understand how people don't know who Ilsa loves in "Casablanca". It's pretty clear to me she never stopped loving Rick.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 148||03/20/2013|
Don't get Woody Allen movies AT ALL! Boring chick flicks pretending to be smart relationship movies. Even my grandmother falls asleep watching them.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 149||03/20/2013|
Any Judy Garland movie where she was the star (unlike Judgment at Nuremberg, where she was part of an ensemble).
I'm an **dergay and I simply don't get the fascination with her or her dumb musicals.
She was truly the Lindsay Lohan of her time and that is my only interest in her.
Flame away, Judy maniacs.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 150||03/20/2013|
r149, don't grandmothers tend to fall asleep at movies? Being ancient and all.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 151||03/20/2013|
Gee, you sound like a fun date, r152.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 153||03/20/2013|
I think Altman's a genius but Nashville's a big turd.
The Third Man.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 154||03/20/2013|
R152 = equal opportunity hater who thinks he's soooo cool.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 155||03/20/2013|
I thought The Master was awful. I havent been that bored at a movie in years. Overacted, pointless and utterly BORING.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 156||03/20/2013|
R152 I feel sorry for you. It seems that you hate anything you deem as mainstream. I love all of the movies you listed and would much rather watch those than some artsy-fartsy weepy crap like "Amour".
I know a number of men (and women) here in NYC that are such movie snobs. If the movie made more than $1.39 at the box-office, they are pre-programmed to hate it. Movie snobs bore the shit out of me. Most are humorless and have anti-social personalities anyway.
Give me "The Empire Strikes Back" or "Alien" over "There Will Be Blood" any day.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 157||03/20/2013|
R152 Anyone who hates "Airplane!" or "The Naked Gun" is dead to me. I love the other movies on your hate-list too, but those two movies still make me laugh after seeing them each over 100 times.
...and don't call me Shirley!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 158||03/20/2013|
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|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 159||03/20/2013|
I hate every movie from the '80s that I have seen. To my knowledge there was not one good movie in that decade. They all sucked (St. Elmos Fire, Flashdance, Footloose, Fame, Beaches, Pretty in Pink, Red Dawn, etc.). Terrible actors and terrible movies.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 160||03/20/2013|
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Breakfast At Tiffany's
My Dinner With Andre
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 161||03/20/2013|
Once Upon a Time in America. The Town. It's not a great movie. Not even "great".
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 162||03/20/2013|
"The Great Big Failure" , starring Neely O'Hara.
Oh, wait, that's her real life.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 163||03/20/2013|
Vertigo - I usually love Hitchcock movies, but I've never made it more than 30 minutes into this.
I don't know if Breakfast at Tiffany's is considered "great," but it is beloved, and I hate it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 164||03/20/2013|
Lawrence of Arabia. I saw it when they brought it back to the Ziegfeld about ten (?) years ago, and couldn't believe how tedious it was. And how terrible I thought O'Toole was--those blank, if pretty, blue eyes sort of staring into the middle distance without a shred of honest, recognizable emotion or intelligence in them.... Ugh.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 165||03/20/2013|
R160 If those are the only '80s movies you've seen then your opinion would be justified. However, the '80s had tons of terrific films.
Some Excellent '80s Films to check out:
The Empire Strikes Back, Airplane!, The Shining
Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Superman II
Blade Runner, Star Trek II, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, The Thing, The Road Warrior
Return Of The Jedi, The Right Stuff
The Terminator, This Is Spinal Tap, Star Trek III
Back To The Future, To Live And Die In L.A.
Aliens, Star Trek IV, Platoon, The Fly
Lethal Weapon , Planes Trains & Automobiles
Die Hard, A Fish Called Wanda, Naked Gun
Batman, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 166||03/20/2013|
[quote]I hate every movie from the '80s that I have seen. To my knowledge there was not one good movie in that decade. They all sucked (St. Elmos Fire, Flashdance, Footloose, Fame, Beaches, Pretty in Pink, Red Dawn, etc.). Terrible actors and terrible movies.
There were some/many good movies in the '80s. You're just listing the most popular, mainstream titles, aimed at the youth audience.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 167||03/20/2013|
It’s a Beautiful Life
Citizen Kane (the second time)
all Star Wars movies
all Star Drek movies
Don’t hate, but don't get the love:
Wizard of Oz (after age 12)
Brokeback Mountain (Move to NY or CA, morons. It’s 1963, not 1863.)
The English Patient (the only movie I’ve ever fallen asleep during)
Nashville (and lots of Robert Altman movies)
Godfather I and II (I can't imagine people hating these)
An Unmarried Woman (and other Paul Mazursky movies)
Annie Hall (and lots of Woody Allen movies)
R149 Is your grammy’s last name “Hall”?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 168||03/20/2013|
R166 I saw your list and almost had a fucking heart attack. I thought, "Who the fuck could hate all of those awesome movies?", then I realized you were making suggestions for the '80s hater above. Whew!
Yeah, the '80s had some killer movies to check-out. Some others-
Raging Bull, The Big Red One, E.T., Thief, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, The Untouchables, The Abyss, Full Metal Jacket, Eating Raoul, Tootsie, Vacation, Re-Animator, Return Of The Living Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Evil Dead, Brazil.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 169||03/20/2013|
Loved the first Matrix but the third one is just Christian alllegory crap.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 170||03/20/2013|
It can't be possible that I'm the first one to mention Rocky.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 171||03/20/2013|
"Brokeback Mountain (Move to NY or CA, morons. It’s 1963, not 1863.)"
You do realize that there are many closeted gay people in 2013, let alone in 1963, don't you?
And exactly how do you see these two very Western rural guys adapting to life in New York of that era?
Do you envision them working for IBM or do you see them joining the chorus of Oliver!?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 172||03/20/2013|
EVERYBODY hates the Matrix sequels.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 173||03/20/2013|
R171, I have always been so certain the Rocky movies would suck, I've never seen one. Oh, and the title is "Great films you hate."
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 174||03/20/2013|
r170, the first Matrix was excellent. The 2nd one sucked. The 3rd one was just OK.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 175||03/20/2013|
R172. I see Jack and Ennis working in bars most likely. Who wouldn't've wanted bartenders who look like those two? Or waiters.
Surely you don't assume rounding up sheep is all they're capable of doing.
It takes place between 1963 and 1983. I came out midpoint in that time frame. I knew instinctively I needed to go and live in a big city.
So take your IBM and shove it up your Oliver.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 176||03/20/2013|
R171 I hated the Rocky movies. Soap operas for straight men. The Young & The Restless was less melodramtic than those weepers. I liked the fight scenes, but they were too few and too far between. Raging Bull was much better!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 177||03/20/2013|
A Fish Called Wanda
Difficult for me to say because one of my lifelong loves is keen on it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 178||03/20/2013|
An Unmarried Woman
John Cassavetes's Faces
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 179||03/20/2013|
[quote]And exactly how do you see these two very Western rural guys adapting to life in New York of that era?
In the short story they briefly toy with the idea of moving to Denver. It makes sense that Denver would be the gay mecca for rural gays in the mountain West.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 180||03/20/2013|
r177 - I am surprised by how many straight guys say Rocky is one of the best films of all times. They also love Goodfellas, which I can see.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 181||03/20/2013|
[quote] I am surprised by how many straight guys say Rocky is one of the best films of all times.
Also Raging Bull.
I thought my str8 brother was going to kill me when I said I didn't like it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 182||03/20/2013|
Citizen Kane It's a Wonderful Life Beautiful GIrls Rocky Close Encounters Airplane Breakfast at Tiffanys Manhattan Annie Hall
Meh The Birds
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 183||03/20/2013|
Raging Bull - it's hard to like because LaMotta was pretty unlikable, but it's a great movie and one of Scorcese's best.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 184||03/20/2013|
I have to say that I'm glad I don't know most of you who are posting here. Because most of the movies you despise have at least something about them that makes them popular or worthy of seeing at least once.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 185||03/20/2013|
Dear Savoy mushroom head,
Citizen Kane is one of the greatest movies ever made! The Godfather pts.1&2, are as well. I read this thread to the disparaging comment about,It's A Wonderful Life. I assume there is one @ All About Eve too? The people who wrote that these are overrated,or bad know nothing about cinema. It's that simple. I'm sure the thread goes on to mention all my other favorites. It truly is beyond me that a gay man who would post on the DL,could be such a dullard.
Good luck to you.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 186||03/20/2013|
Wow, some interesting choices. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one left cold by the Godfather films.
I realize GWTW is a (nearly) 4-hour soap opera but to have maintained narrative drive for that long is shocking in itself. I'm also amazed that anyone could take a 1,000 page novel and condense it down to 3:45 and still remain faithful.
We recently had an Eyes Wide Shut thread, so I'll skip all the problems with Kubrick.
I love Hitchcock but also find Vertigo oddly cold and unmoving. I much prefer the "flawed" Marnie to the "masterpiece" Vertigo.
But, ugh, Cries and Whispers is unintentionally funny, and not in a campy Valley of the Dolls fashion.
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, here's what happens:
A group of women are in a house. The walls are painted red to let us know we're dealing with "female troubles." Subtle.
One woman has cancer. She sits up in bed every 20 minutes or so and screams at the top of her lungs.
There are two lesbian sisters who are apparently in love with each other.
Finally, another woman smashes a bottle of perfume and shoves a jagged shard up her cunt.
And, that's about it, folks.
Let me add that I generally find Bergman's films fascinating but this movie will only produce sighs and snickers.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 187||03/20/2013|
Mary Poppins. Never bothered to seek an explanation for my hate, but I cant stand watching it longer than a minute, which is odd too because I like musicals and Julie Andrews in most of the movies she is in.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 188||03/20/2013|
Saying you don't like it nowadays is tantamount to hate speech.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 189||03/20/2013|
Second Mary Poppins. A bucket of droppins!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 190||03/20/2013|
Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz (hated it even when I was a kid).
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 191||03/20/2013|
Groundhog Day - no idea why this was considered funny
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 192||03/21/2013|
The English Patient
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 193||03/21/2013|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 194||03/21/2013|
THE VANISHING (the original Dutch version). It seems I've known about this film since forever, and many people (critics and other) have raved about it. I finally saw it last weekend because it was referenced on another thread, anticipating that I might have a good experience.
I did not like it. At all ("hate" is far too strong a word for this). I thought, "THIS is what people have been going on about all of these years???" Poorly structured, poorly plotted, poorly acted, poor character development, poor motivation. In a word: overrated.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 195||03/21/2013|
Breakfast at Tiffany's is truly crap, then again what do you expect from Blake Edwards. Is it even considered a great film? Perhaps a very good novel.
Mary Poppins is extremely annoying and unwatchable. Like Alice in Wonderland on LSD. A few songs are good though, and Julie Andrews sings them perfectly.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 196||03/21/2013|
There are lots of movies that aren't great, but that become beloved. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of them. Audrey Hepburn and Moon River (not to mention the rain-drenched finale) made it iconic despite all of its many flaws.
Had it starred Debbie Reynolds or Pamela Tiffin, no one would ever mention it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 197||03/21/2013|
Had they kept more of the original story and had Marilyn Monroe played Holly, it might have been great. However, Marilyn was over 30 and Holly was supposed to be like 18.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 198||03/21/2013|
I love Hitchcock but can't get through North by Northwest.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 199||03/21/2013|
[quote] Another one: PSYCHO. Grad-B Hitchcock
I'm sure you think your reference to a grade B movie is brilliant regarding Psycho, however Hitchcock DELIBERATELY made Psycho a grade B movie. He was miffed at the audiences showing up for Roger Corman and Hammer horror flms and decided he was going to show them how to do it cheaper, faster and with more of a bang and a profit.
He'd spent years working in B&W television with a tight budget and very little time for filming. So he filmed Psycho on a shoestring budget in record time, using Anthony Perkins because Perkins was contracted to make several pictures for Paramount and nobody else wanted to touch him because of the scandal where Perkins had to be barred from the set of a Tab Hunter film due to his mooning over Hunter in front of all of Hollywood
At this point, everyone in Hollywood knew Perkins was gay and was afraid he was going to ruin the reps of any pretty boys he took a fancy to. Hitchcock couldn't care less. All he cared about was that he wouldn't have to pay the leading man -- Paramount had already paid Perkins' contract.
Hitchcock handled the publicity for the film. The cheap grade B horror flicks used gimmicks like handing out vomit bags to moviegoers in the lobby, telling them the film was so gruesome that the bags would be needed. Hitchcock demanded nobody be allowed in the theater once the lights went down -- that was his gimmick. It worked. People screamed like never before when they saw Psycho.
It was the highest grossing Grade B flick of its time.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 200||03/21/2013|
Good post, R200.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 202||03/22/2013|
Most of the Kubrick films. 2001 has some cool visuals, but mostly it's just boring. Have never gotten thru Dr. Strangelove. Eyes Wide Shut is one of the worst movies I've ever paid to see.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 203||03/22/2013|
R200's a great post!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 204||03/22/2013|
I couldn't get throught 5 minutes of Lawrence of Arabia. I could just tell it was going to be mostly vast cinematography and not much else.
I also tried to watch Citizen Kane but didn't get the appeal.
Hitchcock can do no wrong in my eyes though and I love Gone With the Wind.
Also hated Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. Pretentious. Over-indulgent.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 205||03/22/2013|
The Tree of Life
The New World
The Thin Red Line
Days of Heaven
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 206||03/22/2013|
Robert Redford's "The Natural": (very boring)should have been titled "The Natural Sleep Aid") Bull Durham: (boring) should have been titled Bull Sh*t" Titanic: Leo and Kate Winslet made such an awkward couple. She was so big and robust hulk of a woman. He was so small and pretty. They should have reversed roles. It was much to long. I fell asleep what I thought was midway through. When i woke up that damn boat still hadn't finished sinking. Saving Private Ryan: (Extremely long and tedious) The movie lasted longer than WWII did.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 207||03/22/2013|
OMG. The Thin Red Line. That's another one. It's on my bucket list to watch it again and see what I think years later now that I'm older. I just remember narration over a bloody battle scene. It had an arrogant, artsy feel to it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 208||03/22/2013|
Another vote for The Thin Red Line.
I thought it was over three times and then it started up again.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 209||03/22/2013|
Dances With Wolves
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 210||03/22/2013|
"Poorly lit", OP?
Did you grow up in a barn?
The past tense of light is lighted.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 211||03/23/2013|
Have you been watching Fox News, R211?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 212||03/23/2013|
Either is acceptable.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 213||03/23/2013|
Well, congratulations Gays. Collectively you've managed to shoot down just about every Academy Award nominated film since 1962, and then some.
Never, EVER, get more than 3 gays in a room and talk about film, Fox News, or even rectal hair because you will not escape unscathed.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 214||03/23/2013|
Avatar; Titanic; Saving Private Ryan; The English Patient; Doctor Zhivago. These are films I found so tedious I resent the time wasted. I'm sure they're loved by millions, just not me. There are plenty of others but these pushed their way to the top of the list.
I do, however, like Citizen Kane; Arsenic And Old Lace; Now, Voyager; All About Eve; Marnie, Brief Encounter and the biggest Mary-movie ever A Star Is Born. I know there's not much consistency in these choices but that's how it is.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 215||03/23/2013|
Hated The English Patient.
HATED Moulin Rouge so much! It actually made me physically angry. I felt like I was being assaulted.
Didn't really "hate" Grand Hotel but thought it was pretty bad and Garbo was the worst thing about it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 216||03/23/2013|
Yet one more vote for Citizen Kane-it's incredibly self-conscious and up it's own ass.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 217||03/23/2013|
There Will Be Blood. I know I am way in the minority, but I hated every dragging second of it. EVERYONE else but me seemed to love it. I felt like I was being tortured for two hours. I was with friends at the theater and couldn't walk out on it. Sheer waterboard torture!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 218||05/30/2013|
There Will Be Blood felt like I was doing homework. Not shit homework, but still homework. Everybody I knew loved the film so I went with it, but watching it again would feel like more homework. I loved the set design, the cinematography and the score though.
I hated, hated, hated The Master. Hated Joaquin Phoenix in it. Hated that it didn't go anywhere. Hated the sheer pretentiousness of it all. Amy Adams was very, very good.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 219||05/31/2013|
Agree with Thin Red Line. Tree Of Life gave me a headache. Malick IMHO is a joke. I also never got why No Country For Old Man got all the accolades at the time. Such a boring movie. I find David Fincher movies very overrated too. Don't get the appeal of Zodiac, the only interesting thing in it was RDJ (and Ruffalo maybe) Fincher is so formulaic.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 220||05/31/2013|
The only good Fincher movie I ever saw was Se7en. The Game was a disappointment and so was Zodiac. And then I just stopped going.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 221||05/31/2013|
Another vote for Raging Bull.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 222||05/31/2013|
Surprised no one's mentioned The Piano. Yucky.
Dog Day Afternoon...has it's moments, but I can never stick with it until the end. I think Pacino was embarrassed by his bi role and it didn't work because of it.
I like Woody's earlier stuff, but Hannah & Her Sisters was mostly awful, largely due to the ever popular Michael Caine,
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (this might out me as a homosexual).
The Deer Hunter...can't get through it. Same with Sophie's Choice.
Saturday Night Fever. Can't stand HIM.
Blow Up (& I love Swinging London films). Wooden & boring.
That Fahrenheit film with Julie Christie (& I usually love her).
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 223||05/31/2013|
Badlands - a compelling true-life story turned into a one-dimensional piece of garbage
Saving Private Ryan - torturous
Argo - trite, waste of time, Ben Affleck SUCKS as an actor
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - zzzzz...
Good Will Hunting - yawn
Couldn't get through 5 minutes of Braveheart - my eyes were rolling out of my head
Little Miss Sunshine, Royal Tenenbaums - look how quirky we are! Ugh...
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 224||08/03/2013|
It's A Wonderful Life is evil.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 225||08/03/2013|
The Godfather films (so boring)
The Royal Tenenbaums (so insufferably twee I've never bothered to see another Wes Anderson film)
Singin' in the Rain (Donald O'Conner doesn't make me laugh, he makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a dull pencil)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 226||08/03/2013|
OP, thank you. I have watched (or tried to) "Citizen Kane" probably about 10 times. But it is so fucking BORING! I just gave up. I'm not denigrating Orson Welles at all. I think that what's left of "The Magnificent Ambersons" is quite good, and that "A Touch of Evil" is really pretty great. But "Citizen Kane"? Not a fan.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 227||08/03/2013|
'Slumdog Millionaire' - *hated* it
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 228||08/03/2013|
Most of Kubrick (I like "The Killing," one of his early efforts, a lot) and most of Antonioni.
Love "Citizen Kane," however.
"Vertigo" usually shows up at the top or near the top in international polls. I don't think it's nearly as good as "Rear Window," "Notorious," or "North by Northwest."
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 229||08/03/2013|
I'm going to flip this around. Greatest movie that doesn't get the hype it deserves? Very simple...
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 230||08/03/2013|
Lots of popular movies I disliked but, sticking strictly to the "great" or classic films:
"It's a Wonderful Life". (Simpering Stewart..ugh)
"Wizard of Oz". (Just everything....)
"Wuthering Heights" (2 miserable people)
"The Sound of Music" (yodeling...)
"Funny Face" (Astaire & Hepburn???)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 231||08/03/2013|
My favourite film is "For a lost solider" although I'd rather for it to be a little more graphic and rough.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 232||08/03/2013|
Reds - Disliked it at the time, still do. It's Warren Beatty's overlong epic about how wonderful and politically important he is. He isn't and he wasn't.
I've never been able to finish Vertigo, though I'm a Hitchcock fan. Kim Novak puts me off that much.
And Gene Kelly puts me off so much he ruins Singing in the Rain for Me.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 233||08/03/2013|
Michael Clayton, The Descendants...
Basically, anything starring George Clooney who is the most boring actor ever.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 234||08/03/2013|
Favourite Hitchcock movies:
Psycho Rope Rear Window Notorious Rebecca Shadow of a Doubt Strangers on a Train Trouble With Harry
Hate Vertigo, always have, no way around it. Mysoginistic, inflated, this film aged terribly no matter what any poll says. Don't like North by Northwest either. Cary Grant was too old by then and as for the story, -what story?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 235||08/03/2013|
Moonstruck. HATED it and Cher should give that Oscar back.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 236||08/03/2013|
I thought Cher was better in Mask than Moonstruck. Nicholas Cage ruined it as he does everything he's in....
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 237||08/03/2013|
The Piano. What a piece of turd.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 238||08/03/2013|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 240||08/03/2013|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 241||08/03/2013|
Those self important Godfather films. Glorified soap opera.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 242||08/03/2013|
I would say 75% of the films listed in this thread were never considered "great" to begin with. Good, really good, timely, successful, entertaining, even award winning, but only 100 films or so should be given the "great" moniker.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 243||08/03/2013|
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest The Searchers
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 244||08/03/2013|
No love for, "The Searchers".
Any of Barbra's films.
Indifferent to Meryl's movies.
I buy their movies, but they just sit there.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 245||08/03/2013|
I can't say I hate them, but there are many "great" movies I have no desire to see. That's not to say the desire won't ever be, however.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 246||08/03/2013|
People who like "Citizen Kane" are very smart, R242. So smart, in fact, that they still don't realize that no one was in the fucking room when Kane uttered his dying word "Rosebud", leaving a hole in the plot so big that a truck could drive through.
It's been very good, however, at keeping folks talking about Marion Davies's pussy - the aforementioned "Rosebud" - for over seventy years now!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 247||08/03/2013|
Singing in the Rain
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 248||08/03/2013|
I hate every movie ever made.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 249||08/03/2013|
[quote]Had they kept more of the original story and had Marilyn Monroe played Holly, it might have been great. However, Marilyn was over 30 and Holly was supposed to be like 18
Audrey was over 30, too. She and Marilyn were only 3 years apart.
I agree that with Marilyn and the original novella story, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S could've been a great film. Capote wrote Holly Golightly with Marilyn in mind, and that's who he championed for the film role. As it is, it's just typical Hepburn/Edwards tripe.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 250||08/03/2013|
Lawrence of Arabia
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 251||08/03/2013|
I'm surprised that so many seem to hate movies that thrill me every time, and then of course I agree with many of these cherished shitball films.
Still, the crappiest "classic" I can think of, and at least to me one of the worst movies EVER made has got to be "Forrest Gump". Unspeakable!
As far as perfectly nice, but wildly over-praised, I would have to go with "Tootsie". I mean, it's fine and nicely made, but Hoffman never comes close to looking like any woman ever born on earth, and his performance is just dopey to top things off.
For appreciated yet still underrated films, I would nominate "Peggy Sue Got Married", which I find more entertaining and brilliant every time I see it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 252||08/03/2013|
Twilight - all of them. As a matter of fact, most of the franchises released over the past decade.
Most of the animated Pixel BS that the critics seam to love!!!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 253||08/03/2013|
The English Patient. I considered slitting my throat while watching it, thinking that I would suffer less, but there were no blunt, rusty objects lying around in the movie theater where I saw it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 254||08/03/2013|
I can't really think of a "Great" film I didn't like, but am surprised so many posters don't like [italic]Rocky[/italic] or [italic] The Godfather[/italic]. I loved both films, and recommend them; I don't think you need to be straight to appreciate the story. Though I did not like [italic]The Fast and the Furious[/italic], though I don't think that anyone considers that "Great"
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 255||08/03/2013|
R256 - The top is "great" films. I don't think anyone over 20 thinks Twilight is a great film.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 256||08/03/2013|
topic, not top
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 257||08/03/2013|
As the great Lucy Ricardo once said, "All of your taste is in your mouth." Such hate for classic movies is uncalled for. Sure, one might be better than the other but most, if not all, the movies mentioned here were great. And people being hoity toity and dismissing them as shit tells me that your opinions are shit as well.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 258||08/03/2013|
The Deer Hunter (1978). I always hated that movie. Depressing, too long, & so boring!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 259||12/26/2014|
"The English Patient". Puts me to sleep faster than even the smallest dosage of Zopiclone.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 260||12/26/2014|
“The Big Lebowski” - snooze
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 261||12/26/2014|
I don’t hate any movie. I just hate.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 262||12/26/2014|
Movies like "The Hours" drip with smug, preening media class hauteur. The issues they claim to examine are presented, wrapped up with pretty bows, never to be torn open and examined. Virginia Woolf is essentially the archenemy of this kind of congratulatory, coffee commercial storytelling. Movies like "The Hours" are embalmed awards-bait, have none of the shock or chaos of true cinema creativity, and nobody gives a shit about them even five years down the line. Think I'm wrong? Watch it tonight.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 263||12/26/2014|
I agree, R263, I hated "The Hours." Other acclaimed films I have hated are "Gangs Of New York", "Inside Llewyn Davis", "The Wolf Of Wall Street", "American Hustle", and "Foxcatcher." Barf!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 264||12/26/2014|
All action movies and especially when they come in franchise: LOTR, Star Wars (I fell asleep once), The Matrix, Rambo, Rocky, the Godfather... you name it I hate it.
Nowadays I just watch documentaries anyways. Esp. invigorating and feel-good ones such as Boy Interrupted. /sarcasm
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 265||12/26/2014|
The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy and Tootsie. Dustin Hoffman never appealed to me and I would not like these films even if he had not appeared in them.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 266||12/26/2014|
[quote]Movies like "The Hours" drip with smug, preening media class hauteur.
I didn't realize that The Hours is considered a great film. I saw it when it came out, and I have no desire to watch it again.
I do remember that the film came to life when Miranda Richardson showed up. It's only then that I understood the language and the tone of the film. She can act circles around Kidman, Streep and Moore.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 267||12/26/2014|
The Piano with Holly Hunter. At the theater, I could not stay awake. Afterward, I asked my partner if it got any better after I dozed off. He had dozed off too. We tried to watch it again on cable a year or so later and fell asleep again. It was a mind-numbing experience.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 268||12/26/2014|
"The Thin Red Line" - who knew a war movie could be boring?!?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 269||12/26/2014|
Wolf of Wall Street sucked major ass.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 270||12/26/2014|
"Walk The Line"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"
"Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgundy"
"The English Patient"
"American Hustle" (a bad costume party)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 271||12/26/2014|
Every movie ever made with Tom Hanks in it. He's such a hokey, overly-sentimental, and so full of himself "actor." He's even worse when he's trying to "act" serious, like in "Philabarfia."
Anything with John Travolta (three exceptions... I did like Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, and Blow Out).
Anything with Gwyneth Paltrow. She cannot act and was forced upon us by people who owed her parents a favor in Hollywood. She is hideous.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 272||12/26/2014|
R259, Ditto! I hated The Deer Hunter. I saw it for the first time in early 1979, when I was 13. I went with my parents (they loved it). I attributed my hatred of it to my tender young age at the time. I watched it again about ten years ago. I still hated it. It was one of the most boring films I have ever seen.
I love DeNiro, Streep, Walken, Cazale, etc, but that film bored me to fucking tears.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 273||12/26/2014|
"Nell" with Jodie Foster.
"The Passion Of The Christ" with Adolf Gibson.
"Kramer vs. Kramer" with Hoffman & Streep. Too overwrought for my taste.
"Scarface" with Al Pacino. Terrible acting, especially from Pacino, who is usually terrific.
"Inside Llewyn Davis" - what the fuck was the point?
"No Country For Old Men" - loved it until the "end." I hated how it just 'stopped' right in the middle of everything.
"Wolf Of Wall Street" - 3 hours of hetero sex, snorting coke out of hookers assholes, prosthetic dicks, screaming, horrible music, lousy acting, fat queeny Jonah Hill, lanky queeny Leonardo, snorting coke, snorting coke, snorting coke, fucking hookers, fucking sluts, and snorting coke.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 274||12/26/2014|
[quote]"Nell" with Jodie Foster.
I have never heard anyone bring this movie up in casual conversation, let alone call it a great film.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 275||12/26/2014|
I just realized I hate everything with Leonardo DiCaprio in it. He just sucks.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 276||12/26/2014|
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff?" --- hated it!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 277||12/26/2014|
Acclaimed films I did not like:
"Born On The Fourth Of July" (1989)
"The Deer Hunter" (1978)
"The Piano" (1993)
"The English Patient" (1996)
"Slumdog Millionaire" (2009)
"The Wolf Of Wall Street" (2013)
"Out Of Africa" (1985)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 278||12/26/2014|
I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate "There Will Be Blood." I usually loved Oscar-bait movies, but that one put me to sleep faster than a horse tranquilizer! It took me five sittings to watch the DVD in its entirety. My partner loves "There Will Be Blood." He only watches it when I am out of town. Likewise, I love "Avatar" and "District 9", and he hates them.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 279||12/26/2014|
The Terminator, Terminator II, Cape Fear, Star Wars (all of them), Star Track (all of them), James Bond (all of them), Indiana Jones (all of them), Bourne Identity (all of them), Taken (all of them), Rocky, Rambo, et al. I love movies with meaning and heart, not shoot em up action pablum.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 280||12/26/2014|
Independence Day (1996) - worst dialogue of any movie ever made.
Armageddon (1998) - just as bad as Independence Day.
There Will Be Blood (2007) - Bored me to the point of near-suicide.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 281||12/26/2014|
Another vote for "There Will Be Blood" - awful!
Chariots Of Fire
Out Of Africa
The Deer Hunter
Shakespeare In Love
Lost In Translation
The Tree Of Life
Inside Llewyn Davis
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 282||12/29/2014|
All of Fellini's films except La Strada.
Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
Death in Venice
Last Year at Marienbad
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Grand Illusion
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 283||12/29/2014|
[quote]All of Fellini's films except La Strada.
That's funny because I like - in some cases love - most of his movies [italic]except[/italic] for La Strada.
La Strada irritates the shit out of me. It's the movie equivalent of an alley filled with screeching cats.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 284||12/29/2014|
Anything with Tim Cruse in it. He used to be a fav and now I can't stand to watch him due to Scientology and the duplicity regarding his sexuality. It's just really messed up.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 285||12/29/2014|
That should be TOM Cruise
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 286||12/29/2014|
[quote]La Strada irritates the shit out of me. It's the movie equivalent of an alley filled with screeching cats.
Feel the same way about 8-1/2, La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, Nights of Cabiria, Julietta of the Spirits, etc.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 287||12/29/2014|
The Naked Spur
What's Up, Doc
Le jour se lève
The Awful Truth
Romeo and Juliet (68)
The Exterminating Angel
The City of Lost Children
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 288||12/29/2014|
'Midnight Cowboy', the worst movie to ever win an Oscar.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 289||12/29/2014|
Oh, GREAT films we HATE!! Smell us!!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 290||12/29/2014|
I've just watched Fritz Lang's M. Holy crap, what a dull movie. It's slow-paced and the acting is terribly wooden. Plus the message of the film is that careless mothers are to blame for their children's deaths, not Peter Lorre because he couldn't really help himself.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 291||01/21/2015|
The Godfather because it insists upon itself.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 292||01/21/2015|
Who considers Independence Day or Armageddon 'great'?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 293||01/21/2015|
I loathe Fellini and Jean Luc Goddard. In fact, most 'new wave' cinema bores me to tears.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 294||01/21/2015|
Another one for "Midnight Cowboy". Also "Deliverance" I have yet to be able to sit through any of "The Godfathers"
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 295||01/21/2015|
All this hate, especially for the romance movies. But if I want to watch a love story that will sweep me up, what should it be???
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 296||01/22/2015|
I fucking hate Braveheart.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 297||01/22/2015|
Being John Malkovich
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 298||01/22/2015|
I don't hate any movie. I just hate.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 299||01/22/2015|
"The Big Lebowski," and franklly, everything made by the Coen brothers except "The Man Who Wasn't There," which was brilliant.
Everything ever made by Quentin Tarantino and anything he might make in the future.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 300||01/22/2015|
That's "Forrest Gump."
But is it considered great?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 301||01/22/2015|
All right, I'll say it ... I hated [italic]The Bridges of Madison County![/italic]
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 302||01/22/2015|
Any appearance of Woody Allen makes my skin crawl. I actually feel as if I'm covered in hyperactive ants and I am overcome with rage. I cannot account for such a strong and inappropriate reaction, but there it is. The same with Tom Cruise, but to a lesser degree.
[quote]Movies like "The Hours" are embalmed awards-bait ...
Oh my God, r263 , that is a great turn of phrase. I am going to steal that for sure.
I didn't like Brokeback Mountain. I thought it was depressing and boring and all the publicity about how "brave" it was and other such bullshit really put me off.
Reading the responses in this thread points out to me that I have seen few of these movies. Usually when there's a lot of hype about something I roll my eyes and ignore it. It makes me wonder if I've missed much of anything. Probably not, but who knows.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 303||01/22/2015|
The Grand Budapest Hotel which will scoop many Oscars this year. HATE HATE HATE.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 304||01/22/2015|
No Country for Old Men
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 305||01/22/2015|
I forgot these two:
It Happened One Night
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 306||01/22/2015|
"The Silence of the Lambs" had a great title, but the rest of it was crap.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 307||01/22/2015|
Taxi Driver was boring as hell.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 308||01/22/2015|
Another old thread that's almost five years old.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 309||01/22/2015|
Anything with Jimmy Stewart in it. Ditto Walter Brennan.
Citizen Kane; Casablanca; The African Queen; The Ox-Bow Incident; Most classic musicals; the Farmer's Daughter; Gaslight; the Quiet Man; niagara; Saturday Night Fever; 2001; the Godfather Series; Last Tango in Paris; Annie Hall; Splendor In the Grass; True Grit; the Goonies; to be continued.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 311||01/22/2015|
I don't mind Brokeback Mountain so much as I despise the queens who salivate all over this film like it is the second coming. Heath Ledger was definitely robbed at the Oscars; I found Phillip Seymour Hoffman horribly mannered as Truman Capote.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 312||01/22/2015|
Terrence Malick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick are always a big red flag for me. Stanley Kubrick in particular, I just don' t understand why everyone seems to be so in love with his movies!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 313||01/22/2015|
Star Wars. I saw the original movie last year for the first time since it opened. I was surprised how tacky it was.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 314||01/22/2015|
Vertigo. There's something about it that's so repulsive that I've never watched it all the way through.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 315||01/22/2015|
Most anything Altman. Nashville was awful.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 316||01/22/2015|
Kim Novak's chola brows were repulsive.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 317||01/22/2015|
Two Oscar Best Picture Nominees from last year: American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street. They were both putrid!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 318||01/22/2015|
[R29] I'm with you on those hates.
I hate admitting this but I turned off Raging Bull. I thought if LaMotta accused his wife of sleeping with his brother or whatever one more time I would throw something at the TV set. Loud with unlikable characters.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 319||01/22/2015|
[R318] Wolf of Wall Street - awful.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 320||01/22/2015|
I like Scorsese (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, After Hours, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino) but I hated Gangs of New York and Wolf of Wall Street (especially Gangs of New York). Barf!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 321||01/22/2015|
oh who mentioned new wave - I HATE FRENCH NEW WAVE
Also I have never gotten through the first few minutes of 2001 A Space Odyssey
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 322||01/22/2015|
What I really hate is sitting through a dull, slow, pretentious film and then going on IMDb and finding out it's supposed to be a masterpiece. I'm sorry but most of the time there's nothing there.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 323||01/22/2015|
I never "got" Brando at all. See island of dr. M. I really dislike all war films; those are the real horror shows.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 324||01/22/2015|
Crash, never could sit for more than 15 minutes into Forrest Gump, anything with Tammy cruise.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 325||01/22/2015|
The Wizard of Oz (except the adorbs flying monkeys)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 326||01/22/2015|
It's a Wonderful Life and anything with Jimmy Stewart, his voice gets on my nerves.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 327||01/22/2015|
Can't stand Stewart.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 328||01/22/2015|
Seconds for The English Patient,first movie I ever walked out of, and 2001 ASO.
dave... dave... this conversation can serve no purpose anymore ... goodbye.
I wanted Kier Dullea to whip out his cock and short circuit the fucker with his zero g jizz.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 329||01/22/2015|
[quote] I could never understand what people see in the smarmy "It's a Wonderful Life
A repudiation of unbridled capitalism and its monopolies which drain the diversity out of life and leave us without choices.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 330||01/22/2015|
The only Scorsese movie I liked was Goodfellas.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 331||01/22/2015|
hate most of the classics mentioned...But I absolutely love silly 80's comedies like See No Evil Hear No Evil, National Lampoon's and Uncle Buck...
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 332||01/22/2015|
I hate Katharine "the dyke" Hepburn and all of her movies.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 333||01/22/2015|
All Sci-Fi and action movies. Barf.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 334||01/22/2015|
Scorcese post-Casino, Citizen Kane, The English Patient, The Godfather (also Pt 2 and 3)
I can't bring myself to watch It's A Wonderful Life
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 335||01/22/2015|
Kramer vs. Kramer = Sappy boohoo bullshit.
The English Patient = Elephant tranquilizer.
Scarface (1983) = Horribly acted, especially by Pacino, whom I usually like. The accents were a hoot though.
Dirty Dancing = Not considered a great movie, but millions love it. I found it boring and lame.
Grease = Not considered high art, but millions love it. I found it baffling that anyone could like it.
Reds = Boring!!!
Chariots of Fire = It put me to sleep both times I tried to watch it.
There Will Be Blood = There Will Be Snoring. A bore.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 336||01/22/2015|
The original Carrie. I don't despise it, but i think that De Palma's 80's work has aged much better than his 70's stuff. Sisters is his only 70s movies I like.
ALL of the Nolan Batman movies. This stems more from my belief that live action can never do justice to a comic/manga the way animation can. Batman: The Animated Series and Spawn (the animated series) are way better than any Batman live action movie.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Childlike to the point where I don't give a shit. Even a child would find this boring.
The Elephant Man. One of David Lynch's weakest efforts. Lynch is best when he doesn't waste his time trying to appeal to Hollywood but also when he's trying to avoid being weird for the sake of being weird. The Elephant Man fails due to the first count in my opinion. His movie Wild at Heart is bad for the second reason.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 337||01/22/2015|
Chariots of Fire... What a piece of garbage that was. Can you believe that techno-pop-garbage noise won the Oscar for best musical score? I don't remember why I even tried to watch it...I think is was showing in a double-feature with a real movie (or I was high)!
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 338||01/23/2015|
I'm still waiting for a romance film recommendation that can really sweep me up.
So many have been hated on here: The English Patient, Titanic, Shakespeare in Love, Dr. Zhivago, Brokeback, etc.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 339||01/23/2015|
"Grease" is one that I absolutely hate, hate, hate. Every fucking song in that shit-pile is beyond annoying. Olivia, Jeff & Stockard are at least a decade too old for their roles. Travolta, at 22-23, looked too old as well.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 340||01/23/2015|
"The Goonies" is considered a great film?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 341||01/23/2015|
Se7en. I hated it in theaters. I said to myself, "I'll bet it's her head in the box." Gwyneth wasn't an obnoxious celebrity yet. Maybe I'd enjoy that that part more now.
Children of Men was boring. I don't know how a movie with bullets flying everywhere can be boring, but this was.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 342||01/23/2015|
Any Batman movie
That goes double for Heath Ledger's Joker.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 343||01/23/2015|
"Chariots of Fire" sucked shit. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" should have won best picture for 1981, beyond the shadow of a doubt.
"Atlantic City" and "On Golden Pond" were also good movies that were nominated.
"Reds" sucked almost as bad as "Chariots."
The Academy was on acid when they chose "Chariots" as best picture. What a bore.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 344||01/23/2015|
"Seconds for The English Patient,first movie I ever walked out of"
I wish to fucking God I'd walked out on that one! The ending made me want to kill the writers and director.
And R315, that "repulsive" quality is one of the many reasons I love "Vertigo". The film is one of the most gorgeous of the Classic era, but the relationship between the principals is the most twisted of the Classic era.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 345||01/23/2015|
Star Trek movies (all)
Star Wars movies (all)
Mafia movies (all)
Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Avengers, etc.
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 346||01/23/2015|
Saving Private Ryan is not a great film. It was sold as one by the Spielberg worshipping media machine. Thank god the Academy chose the better film, though most fools still beg to differ.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 347||01/23/2015|
Guess who is coming to dinner
Out of Africa
All so so boring
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 348||01/23/2015|
347 = goop
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 349||01/23/2015|
Gigi. What a friggin' bore
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 350||01/23/2015|
Never got "A Streetcar Named Desire". I was bored
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 351||01/24/2015|
Stromboli starring Ingrid Bergman. I love Bergman but her character in that movie was so whiny I seriosuly wanted to punch my TV screen. The worst movie included in Criterion collection I've seen so far (though I've never seen Armageddon).
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 352||01/24/2015|
Breakfast At Tiffany's. Hate this boring, artless piece of shit. Blake Edwards never knew when it was time to call "Cut!" His movies are painfully too long. The party in the apartment in BAT is a waste of time at half the length it is.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 353||01/24/2015|
The English Patient.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 354||01/24/2015|
[italic]Mary Poppins[/italic]: Cloying, annoying, racist, misogynistic, and aimlessly meandering from one bad message to the next. How this film is held in such high regard (deified even) when it's not even better than its own ripoffs is beyond me.
[italic]The Exorcist[/italic]: Forget about the accusations of homophobia toward William Friedkin over [italic]The Boys in the Band[/italic] and [italic]Cruising[/italic]. They have nothing on William Peter Blatty.
Anything and everything with [italic]Star Wars[/italic] in the title. That film singlehandedly infantilized a generation of American males and its artistic successors are also part of the problem. Hollywood's descent into institutionalized, ossified mediocrity started with this film.
[italic]AI: Artificial Intelligence[/italic]: One of Spielberg's weakest films. The last 45 minutes are completely superfluous. MAD Magazine's parody called the main character "DaveNocchio." Well-played, MAD. Well-played.
[italic]Easy Rider[/italic]: Stupid, plotless crap about narcissistic losers who couldn't "find America" on a map of the United States. And "Born to be Wild" isn't that great of a song.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 355||02/03/2015|
There are a lot of films being mentioned here that no one has ever called "great."
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 356||02/03/2015|
[quote]There are a lot of films being mentioned here that no one has ever called "great."
And none of the people mentioning them think that either.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 357||02/03/2015|
[quote]Anything with Gwyneth Paltrow. She cannot act and was forced upon us by people who owed her parents a favor in Hollywood. She is hideous.
If I had had the ability to foresee what was to come, I would have found a way to obtain saltpeter at least nine months earlier.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 358||07/10/2015|
Badlands, Braveheart, anything by Nolan, almost everything by Kubrick apart from A Clockwork Orange, Lost In Translation, Titanic, AI, Argo, anything starring Julia Roberts. The list would be a lot longer, but I just don't watch many new films any more. Hardly anything is worth the time.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 359||07/10/2015|
Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 360||07/10/2015|
Steel Magnolias is a terrible over acted movie.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 361||07/11/2015|
Once Upon a Tome in America. My god what a piece of shit! It's as if it were written by a fifteen year old boy. Completely puerile but people rave about it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 362||07/11/2015|
"Magnolia." Whenever anyone tells me how much they love the sequence where the characters lip-sync the Aimee Mann song, I instantly think they have horrible taste, because that was the sort of thing a 20 year-old sophomore film student would do.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 363||07/11/2015|
The Rocky and Rambo movies. The first of each were OK. After that, got redundant and boring. Sylvester Stalone has his good points, but how many times can he be heroic in the same characters? These movies appeal mostly to a simplistic young crowd. Similar view of Bruce Lee and the abundance of martial arts flicks.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 364||07/11/2015|
I agree. I thought "Blue Velvet" was unwatchable, yet I loved the pilot (tv movie) of "Twin Peaks" which had the same style, but was 1000 times better, and was actually coherent!
"The Thin Red Line" was also unwatchable in my opinion.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 365||07/11/2015|
I'm a Lynch fan, but even I don't think Blue Velvet is one of Lynch's best films. I think all of his best movies came after Wild at Heart. There are certain things I like about Blue Velvet, like the link provided, but Lynch is much better when he says "fuck it!" to conventional plots. That scene where Isabella Rosellini shows up to Sandy's home naked is weird, because literally a minute later after Sandy slaps Jeffrey, we see Sandy crying and saying " I love you Jeffrey".
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 366||07/12/2015|
I WANTED to like Blue Velvet, but it was fucking terrible.
Oh, and is E.T. considered a "great" film? Because that one is also intolerable.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 367||07/12/2015|
R367, I've never been a Spielberg fan, ever. Except for Jaws. Don't even get me started on Close Encounters...
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 368||07/12/2015|
R45, your post made me LOL so hard I spewed coffee!
I DEEEEEEEEEEE TEST Tarentino's frat boy movie making. And it NEVER ceases to amaze me how he's STILL revered by the stunted thinking of his fan boi's. I wish he'd walk off a fucking cliff. Fucking blatant rip off loser.
I will chance deviating, and say I think one of Martin's most under-rated films is, in fact, 'The King of Comedy'. On first pass it can be 'meh', but with each time I see it, it becomes more surreal. I don't think it's DeNiro's finest performance, and it's really Bernhard and Lewis that hold the center. As for his more loved stuff like Mean Streets or what I've heard called 'goomba' movies...yeah, I mean, come on. He's Scorcese. I think he's a fine, fine director. He pulls, imo, the best performances from DeNiro,,bar none. He cares about the story he's bringing to life, for two. And, some say he's actually a pretty nice guy. His films slam Quentins all over the mat and honestly, I wish Scorcese and his friends would keep Tarentino the fuck away. He's gross in all things.
I agree that The Godfather is NOT Coppola's best work and that Apocalypse Now lays waste to it. It's a 'war movie' that is clearly not about war,(and doesn't apologize for it), and that set he built of Kurtz's HQ's is so theater like. Plus, he had to deal with Sheen's drinking, Hopper's stubborness, and Brando's perfectionist analysis of character motivation. I mean, who could survive that except a great director? And great director's produce great films, it seems to me.
I am all about detesting "It's A Wonderful Life" though.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 369||07/12/2015|
I HATE It's a wonderful Life. Miracle on 34th St is far better. The only good thing about it is JS performance.
I HATE Singin' in the bloody Rain' how this film is held up as a musical masterpiece is beyond me. it's a run of the mill Metro musical, which features no original songs, also, the film's set in the 20s yet most of the songs are 1930s??
The Shawshank Redemption- stupid, stupid, unrealistic garbage, especially the end.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 370||07/12/2015|
Total bottom here and I love Godfather 1 and 2.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 371||07/12/2015|
I could barely stay awake during Blue Velvet. The first half hour or so was ok, then it turned into a boring, nonsensical mess. I agree with whoever said that Twin Peaks was a much better executed version of whatever he was going for in Blue Velvet.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 372||07/12/2015|
Twin Peaks: FWWM is much better than Blue Velvet.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 373||07/12/2015|
[quote]also, the film's set in the 20s yet most of the songs are 1930s??
Well, you don't have a supportable argument there. The film is set in 1927 in the early transition of silent film to sound, and most of the songs are authentic within five years of so of the target year--they are almost all songs from the very early sound era of MGM.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 374||07/12/2015|
For the record, I did get a little erotic thrill from the part in Blue Velvet where Kyle MacLachlan---after being provoked beyond endurance---gets rough with Isabella Rossellini. So about 5 seconds worth of the film was enjoyable and the rest was shit.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 375||07/12/2015|
Definitely Crouching Tiger. Also, not a Harry Potter fan here.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 376||02/16/2016|
Also, Forrest Gump
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 377||02/16/2016|
GHOSTBUSTERS.....the only other person I read who hated it was Joan Rivers RIP.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 378||02/16/2016|
A friend of mine hated "Moulin Rouge" because he was color blind.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 379||02/16/2016|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 380||02/16/2016|
Charade- not great but very popular. A film I expected to be charming and intriguing.
Grant, Hepburn, Paris, Donen... What could go wrong?
A thriller with no thrills and just a slew of ugly nasty deaths.
Poking a cadaver with a needle? That's funny? No.
Grant taking a shower in a suit? That's funny? No.
Matthau as a villain? Hah! And who is the stunt double who falls through the trap door that has no relationship to Matthau's body?
Beloved film and I cannot believe how awful it is.
Hoffman at his most mannered and unappealing. Attempting to outdo the obnoxiousness of Dreyfuss in Goodbye Girl.
Why didn't he win the Nobel Peace Prize for this?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 381||02/16/2016|
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 382||02/16/2016|
How could this list have come this far with no mention of APOCALYPSE NOW, in my opinion the worst major movie ever filmed? A cop buddy dragged me to the theater to see this overblown (literally) nightmare with him. It was excruciatingly stupid. After the first 10 minutes I closed my eyes so I could take a nap, but the explosions and other special effects were so loud, I couldn't even sleep. My buddy promised me a BJ afterward if I'd stop bitching and let him watch the movie in peace, so at least something good happened that night.
BRAVEFART. What an overwritten, incomprehensible piece of dog shit, plus you get the charming Mel Gibson as an added bonus.
TITANIC: Couldn't they get that fucking boat to sink any faster?
SCHINDLER'S LIST: I guess the movie was okay, but the book was funnier.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 383||02/16/2016|
I love Blue Velvet, but only because friends bought the DVD and we promptly turned it into a comedy. To this day, I can't watch it with an audience because I laugh all the way through it.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 384||02/16/2016|
Not a great film , but much beloved, I hate The Breakfast Club. In retrospect, most pop 80s films are shallow & dated, IMO.
Hate 2001, A Space Idiocy.
Most anything with Lawrence Olivier. A complete ham, vastly overrated.
As for Citizen Kane, saw it once. Meh. Wouldnt see it again.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 385||02/16/2016|
I'm fuckin' gay as Christmas and I ADORE Godfathers one and two.
I hate American Beauty, and The Royal Tennenbaums.
I'm not at all a fan of Funny Girl either. Not huge on Sound of Music. (I love musicals)
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 386||02/16/2016|
"Pulp Fiction" I had to sit through it a 2nd time because of a film class I was taking....it wasn't any better than the first time. Incredibly pretentious, stupid characters.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 387||02/16/2016|
Well R385 you haven't seen Carrie because he gives the greatest performance by a male actor in an American film.
Nobody but nobody comes close.
And in Richard III just the line reading of 'I am not in the giving vein today' is greatness alone.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 388||02/16/2016|
"Lawrence of Arabia". I only just saw it, start to finish. I was all excited. Peter O'toole was awful. It made his career but I have no idea why. Otherwise, it was ok, but he was the focal point of the movie, and he stunk.
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 389||02/16/2016|
R388 Laurence Olivier was in Carrie? Was he one of the teachers?
|by Savoy Cabbage||reply 390||02/23/2016|