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Most overrated movie/actor.

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by benecios, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. benecios

    benecios Well-Known Member

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    I will set the ball rolling.
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    Philadelphia.
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    Sean Connery without doubt.Even when he is playing a Russian he still has a Scottish accent.
     
  2. chrysalid

    chrysalid Well-Known Member

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    batman begins, michael caine for the last 20 years.
     
  3. benecios

    benecios Well-Known Member

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    batman begins, michael caine for the last 20 years.
    I am with you on Michael Caine.
    I bought Batman Begins last night in the supermarket,if only I had posted this yesterday.[​IMG]
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Move: The Blair Witch Project (I'm still laughing).

    Actress: Scarlett Johansson (though she is quite beautiful)
     
  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    agree. and I was really looking forward to liking it. horrible.

    actor (actress): Julia Roberts. not attractive, not very talented...other than a good turn in Pretty Woman has failed to show why she gets paid so much.
     
  6. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Well-Known Member

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    Movie: The last 40 minutes of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

    Actor: Kevin Costner. Is Ben Affleck to obvious?
     
  7. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    agree. and I was really looking forward to liking it. horrible.

    My wife and I were also really looking forward to it, given all of the hype. We were both incredibly dissapointed. Brilliant marketing, however.
     
  8. Violinist

    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    The English Patient was 3 hours of hell.

    This is now the second time I've heard Philedelphia is overated. I thought it was good.

    I'll reserve judgement on Affleck until I see his latest movie, but as of yet he's taken fluff roles in horrendous movies for the most part.

    I totally agree on Julia Roberts. I also strongly dislike Johansson's acting.

    I've never liked John Malkovich, I think I just hate his voice. I've never understood this notion that he's an incredible actor, I don't get it.

    As for comedy, I think Owen/Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Ben Stiller are spectacularly overrated. They fail miserably in the frat boy humor they're always trying to portray, and they're all just awful. That comedy brat pack is something I don't understand, but almost everyone thinks I'm crazy for disliking them.

    Cameron Diaz... she's nice to look at, but the acting is revolting.
     
  9. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    This is now the second time I've heard Philedelphia is overated. I thought it was good.

    I thought Philadelphia was a good, but not great movie, with one outstanding scene (the opera scene). Also, call me a sap, but the home movies at the end (presumably showing Tom Hank's character as a child) always get to me, especially since I've become a father. They're right up there with, "hey, Dad, do you wanna have a catch?" at the end of Field of Dreams.
     
  10. gamelan

    gamelan Well-Known Member

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    i think Tom Hanks is overrated.

    -Jeff
     
  11. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    i think Tom Hanks is overrated.

    -Jeff


    C'mon, haven't you seen Bachelor Party? What about Turner and Hooch?
     
  12. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Overrated movie: Tie between all the Best Picture Oscar winners of the past twenty years. Can't think of a really good one among them.

    Overrated actor: Al Pacino. Esquire magazine once described his acting method as "bellowing his lines at the top of his lungs," and I haven't been able to look at him the same way since.
     
  13. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    Overrated actor: Al Pacino. Esquire magazine once described his acting method as "bellowing his lines at the top of his lungs," and I haven't been able to look at him the same way since.

    Really?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    koji
     
  14. designprofessor

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    Overrated:Katie Couric

    Not funny: Adam Sandler, Though I did like him in Punch Drunk Love.

    I also second the Julia Roberts, I liked her in Ocean's Eleven, but with that cast they could have put Katie Couric in there and I would have liked it......
     
  15. skalogre

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    i think Tom Hanks is overrated.

    -Jeff

    +1
     
  16. Thomas

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    Overrated movie: Being John Malkovich. Turned it off (twice) before slogging though to the ending the next day. Not sure why I bothered.

    Overrated Actor: When you disqualify ALL the celebrities and one-trick ponies masquerading as actors (such as Costner, Aniston, et al.), I think we're left with really only three true actors in the movies. Ed Norton, Nathan Lane, and Kevin Kline. I refuse to call any of these three overrated. All the rest I can live without.

    I was about to name Tom Cruise for being overrated, but I liked Collateral, and have The Last Samaurai on the fixin-to-watch shelf.
     
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    I have The Last Samaurai on the fixin-to-watch shelf.

    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji
     
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    Movie: The last 40 minutes of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

    I'll raise you the entirety of the first two entries in the LOTR series, but particularly the first one. (Didn't see the third.)
     
  19. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    I'll raise you the entirety of the first two entries in the LOTR series, but particularly the first one. (Didn't see the third.)

    The extended versions were much better, imo.

    koji
     
  20. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I'd move it to the rather-watch-something-else shelf.

    koji


    How about coaster-land with all the old AOL CDs?
     

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