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post #151 of 203
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Originally Posted by pinchi22
I don´t know what Tom Cruise will do once his body fails him. His acting style is monochromatic. Orlando Bloom is handsome, but a poor actor.

I´ll second Shawshank Redemption (ranked no.2 in IMDB´s poll) as pleasant, but completely overated. The Lord of the Rings series had terrific special effects, but what else? C´mon the whole LOTR series in the best 20 movies of all time? Anyone wish to argue they were far better than an average Hitchcock, Kubrick, Wilder or Scorsese flick?

I don't know, become a professor in psychiatry? I like Cruise a lot, actually. Sure, he's one dimensional but he does it really well so I don't really consider that a fault.

yah, while it's not hard to see why LOTR got a lot press, it's remarkably overrated. Aside from the fact that it's a special effects extravaganza, there really wasn't much to it. To be honest, it didn't feel very 'tolkienesque' to me. Good flick, but mentioning it alongside films of the aforementioned names... rather insulting.
post #152 of 203
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The Thin Red Line- I turned this off after the first 20 minutes.

I think this is one of the most misunderstood films ever. It's a shame it came out around the same time as Saving Private Ryan because filmgoers were expecting to see a straight up action flick, which The Thin Red Line is not. The Thin Red Line is about the nature of war. The scene where Nick Nolte's character leads his troops up a hill followed by the ensuing massacre is pure cinema.
post #153 of 203
Lisa Kudrow: Maybe it's just me, but she comes off as a complete airhead.
post #154 of 203
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Originally Posted by Pink22m
Lisa Kudrow: Maybe it's just me, but she comes off as a complete airhead.

Believe me, it's not just you.
post #155 of 203
i remember liking lisa kudrow in The Opposite of Sex. But I have to say that I don't really miss the show Friends, and none of the actors really seem to have distinguished themselves since then.
post #156 of 203
I would say the whole friends cast was overrated, that show was an absolute horid waste of everything. The acting was atrocious and the "comedy" ranked about the grade of any shitty romantic comedy staring Julia Roberts (also very overrated) and just throwing this one out there but Sara Jesica Parker is overrated and has a horse face
post #157 of 203
Recent Disappointments: Punch Drunk Love Sideways In more positive news, I recently saw 'The Queen' -- Helen Mirren as QEII is a treat.
post #158 of 203
Quirk, what did you hate about Punch Drunk Love? I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

Sideways I found decent, but overhyped.
post #159 of 203
Most despised actor: Mel Gibson. I can't abide that bombastic old ham, and I felt that way long before his anti-semitic outburst a few months ago.

Worst movies I thought I might like:

1. Gods and Generals

2. Braveheart

3. The Thin Red Line (I had forgotten about that turkey until someone mentioned it.)


Worst Movies I had no expectations of:

Black Moon

Death in Venice
post #160 of 203
Cameron Diaz - no acting ability
Jennifer Aniston - nice boobs, but nothing else
Matthew McConaughey (sp?)

I thought LOTR was good, but overrated.
post #161 of 203
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Quirk, what did you hate about Punch Drunk Love? I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Sideways I found decent, but overhyped.
Well, I hate self-conscious quirkiness. The harmonium? Gimme a frickin' break. Also, I didn't buy the way his family and the Emily Watson character related to this socially and emotionally dysfunctional guy. I'll forgive a lot of faults in a film, but if the relationships ring false, it's dead to me. I had a similar issue with Sideways: I just didn't buy these two guys with absolutely nothing in common -- on any level -- being best buds in their 40s just because they happened to have been randomly thrown together as roommates in college. I liked the Giamatti-Madsen relationship, though. And I kept trying to figure out why Sandra Oh looked 10 times hotter than she does on that ridiculous Grey's Anatomy.
post #162 of 203
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Originally Posted by Quirk
Well, I hate self-conscious quirkiness. The harmonium? Gimme a frickin' break. Also, I didn't buy the way his family and the Emily Watson character related to this socially and emotionally dysfunctional guy. I'll forgive a lot of faults in a film, but if the relationships ring false, it's dead to me.

I had a similar issue with Sideways: I just didn't buy these two guys with absolutely nothing in common -- on any level -- being best buds in their 40s just because they happened to have been randomly thrown together as roommates in college. I liked the Giamatti-Madsen relationship, though. And I kept trying to figure out why Sandra Oh looked 10 times hotter than she does on that ridiculous Grey's Anatomy.

Ah, see, it seems like you were looking (in some sense) for verisimilitude, whereas with PDL, at least, I thought the whole point was not so much to depict a realistic relationship between AS and his family as to depict almost a parody of it. I grew up with two sisters, and while I love them both, I can imagine how growing up with, what, four or five sisters (especially if many of them were older than you) would *feel* very much like what was depicted in the movie, even if it wouldn't *be* quite like that. I thought of the movie as basically projecting the AS character's own experience on the world at large, so I sort of took most of the quirkiness and the moments where relationships seemed strange or left me incredulous as having more to do with the AS character and his dysfunctional relationship to the world than anything else. Plus, in the end, I just plain thought it was funny.

We agree on Gray's Anatomy for SURE though. That show needs to die a horrible death.
post #163 of 203
Finally saw Kill Bill volumes 1 and 2, don't see the big deal.

koji
post #164 of 203
Brokeback Mountain was incredibly underwhelming. I really wanted to like this movie - it was one of those movies when I was hoping for the ending as soon as possible. Nice scenery though. Then I watched Infernal Affairs, which kicked total ass. I haven't seen The Departed yet, so none of the plot was spoiled, even though the plot of The Departed is now spoiled for me
post #165 of 203
Did I say Star Wars in this thread yet? Star Wars. All of them. (Well, I think I've seen 5 of them, but I can't remember.) Also, I've never been able to get into Alien(s) or The Fifth Element despite repeated viewings. There are a bunch of movies that lots of people think are really awesome that I feel like I'm watching paint dry.
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