Movies that blow

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Matt, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    The Last Samurai was really quite good. Collateral was excellent, and after listening to Michael Mann ramble on in the commentary, it's rather obvious that Cruise and Foxx were largely responsible for the movie not sucking. He may kind of nutty and he is definitely insensitive, but he is definitely talented, and just about everyone who knows him says he's a very nice person. I don't understand why it's so popular to hate him just because he built his career on a solid foundation of crap.
    Magnolia was pretty damn good, as was Vanilla Sky. Xenu thanks you for watching Tom's movies… Jon.
     


  2. Sevcom

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    I've yet to see Crash, though half my friends urge me to and the other half throw up their hands and say "meh." But I'm not sure it can be more probing than "Do the Right Thing;" few things in movies are as electric as Mookie throwing the trash can through Sal's window.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    So true, Sevcom. One of the "race" movies that really works and was relevant to the times.
     


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    Crash was bad, I think, because it was dumbed down for the audience. They layed everything on so thick so every stupid person in America wouldn't have to think about it after it was over. I think the best kind of screenplays are the ones that leave things between the lines and rely on the actors acting to get across to the audience.
    It is basically one of those movies for suburban soccer moms to stand on the sidelines of Timmy's game and say, "Oh I saw the most powerful movie last night, you really must see it."
    It's too bad that so many people are so spineless in Hollywood.
     


  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Crash sucked. I couldn't stop laughing at the end when Sandra Bullock's character fell down the stairs towards the end... it was way too melodramatic and over the top. Each scene too predictable as well. I mean, you just knew that do-gooder cop was going to get some sort of comeuppance in the end.
     


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    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Anything with Kevin Costner in it is grade A crap. Shocked that he has not been mentioned. The Postman, WaterWorld, Tin Cup are all revolting pieces of shit. Yes, I also hated Dances with Wolves and I must've missed the memo on Bull Durham.

    What are you saying? I'm a huge Kevin Costner fan... Tin Cup, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, No Way Out, The Bodyguard, Revenge, For Love of the Game, Fandango, Message in a Bottle are all great! I even liked The Postman!

    He's the guy you just want to hang out with and have a beer with.
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    What are you saying? I'm a huge Kevin Costner fan... Tin Cup, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, No Way Out, The Bodyguard, Revenge, For Love of the Game, Fandango, Message in a Bottle are all great! I even liked The Postman!

    He's the guy you just want to hang out with and have a beer with.


    He's the guy you hang out with, have a beer and by the end of the night end up punching him. A doorknob has more personality and acting range.
     


  8. matadorpoeta

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    Crash sucked. I couldn't stop laughing at the end when Sandra Bullock's character fell down the stairs towards the end... it was way too melodramatic and over the top. Each scene too predictable as well. I mean, you just knew that do-gooder cop was going to get some sort of comeuppance in the end.

    hey mike, some of us haven't seen it yet but are planning to! how about thinking of us before you post what happens at the end? geez...

    i haven't seen it, but i agree with you that everything in the media, not just hollywood movies, but magazines, tv news, and even school textbooks, are dumbed down nowadays.
     


  9. Tokyo Slim

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    I frequently dumb down my posts here on SF so that you guys can "get it".

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    hey mike, some of us haven't seen it yet but are planning to! how about thinking of us before you post what happens at the end? geez...

    It's not the very end, and it's not that important.
     


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    I don't understand why it's so popular to hate him just because he built his career on a solid foundation of crap.

    Didn't you just answer your own question?
     


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    Name me a Hollywood star who didn't.
     


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    Crash may have laid it on too thick, and no, it didn't explore more subtle forms of predjudice that are more prevalent than the overt racism in the film, but at least it got everybody who saw it thinking about racism (especially Timmy's mom on the sidelines) and hopefully examining their own predjudices to which they may have previously been oblivious. I assume this is the goal the filmmakers had in mind. It's unfortunate that they had to resort to ham-fisted tactics to achieve it, but can we fault them for going with what would communicate with most moviegoers?
     


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    Does anyone else think that The Last Samurai could easily have been titled "Dances With Samurai" or "Dances With Wolves II?"

    These two movies seemed remarkably similar to me.


    The Last Samurai was stupid because it was unrealistic. There's no way to train a swordfighter to be that good in a year. Also, Tom's character always looked like he was waiting for a cellphone call.
     


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    I even liked The Postman!

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