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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Steerforth, Feb 17, 2020.
A Clockwork Orange.
Godfather 1 through 8
Never watched after 1
I absolutely love 95% of the movies mentioned so far. But that’s ok.
My pick: The Shape of Water.
Oh yeah we saw the first one and really loved it in an entertainment movie sort of way.
I watched it again on TV after seeing the sequel and it's amazing how they squashed the clearly capable actors into cow pie performances the second time around.
Must be the franchise was bought by well funded hacks.
Similar to movies like Pirates of the Caribbean; bought by Disney and turned dismal like a reanimated zombie but without the guts.
You beat me to it. Utter rubbish! I watched about 15 minutes (time I’ll never get back).
And everyone was RAVING about it in my circles... It was one of the most pointless things I've ever watched.
The thing about Citizen Kane is not so much how it holds up as a story (which leaves a lot to be desired) but how amazing it was when it was made and how influential is was on future films. Orson Wells invented a lot of what is now considered normal in movies and most of it was in Citizen Kane.
Blade Runner pretty much bombed at the box office when it was released but so many films since have used the things that it first presented.
On another tack, how about a modern re-make of the Wells movie.... Citizen Kanye?
I was trying to remember the next to last really bad movie I saw, had to check my redbox email receipts and it was:
Terminator: Dark Fate
That was really bad and maybe even worse on a rating vs performance basis.
Each actor again had a terrible performance pulled out of them by the script and director, plus IMO the new cast members were poorly chosen and directed.
A nice idea with the heroic women but a poorly made film about nothing much at all.
Also the "artistic decision" to ignore historic events in a series of time based movies?
But a great date movie.
Donny Darko. I tried but I just don't get it.
I loved it. Belly laughs galore.
Almost anything by Stanley Kubrick. A middling filmmaker at best, he made some good films. Spartacus comes closest to bring great but is really only remembered for one acne. Clockwork orange was overlong and pretentious. Space oddity was pretentious and overlong. Lolita was ok.
The shame of it is al those movies have great actors and performances. Just dull and plodding. They’re onions. Strip them away, peel away each layer and you get ...
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Star Wars part everything since the first 3
2001 a space oddity I just watch the first 5 minutes, the Monkey scenes
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
I Like Movies, alot of good ones in this thread I watch more TV than I should.
People like what people like and I’m good with that.
I think there are movies that are fantastic art, and some that are ridiculous and don’t pretend to be anything other than an attempt to get a couple of cheap laughs.
I appreciate both and much of what is in between.
That said one that jumps to mind is Blade Runner. I like sci-fi, I love Phillip k Dick, but I just don’t get what people think is so amazing about that movie. The mash up of noir and sci-fi is a cool idea, but it doesn’t quite hit that mark for me.
I also remember how much everyone like Million Dollar Baby when it came out, because it’s so dark and gritty. I don’t get that one either. The story it’s based on is very dark and gritty. The movie is a fairy tale by comparison, and I don’t know why. I think it was just failure to commit to doing it right.