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    Split (1989). It's free on Youtube, but don't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post

    1966

    George Segal portrays the protagonist as a loathsome detestable jerk who, in his attempts to act "cool", only succeeds in coming across as a consumate smart ***. I hated him and kept hoping someone would kill him or at least he would die at the end. The movie also has a ridiculous scene in which Segal, trying to evade some thugs, chooses the one automobile in a garage full of cars that has a bomb strapped to the undercarriage. Either that or the bad guys attached a bomb to every car in the neighborhood. The scene is absolutely illogical. Yet the movie got decent reviews.
    John Barry's theme music was tolerable, although it would have been more at home in Doctor Zhivago than in this movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post

    1966

    George Segal portrays the protagonist as a loathsome detestable jerk who, in his attempts to act "cool", only succeeds in coming across as a consumate smart ***. I hated him and kept hoping someone would kill him or at least he would die at the end. The movie also has a ridiculous scene in which Segal, trying to evade some thugs, chooses the one automobile in a garage full of cars that has a bomb strapped to the undercarriage. Either that or the bad guys attached a bomb to every car in the neighborhood. The scene is absolutely illogical. Yet the movie got decent reviews.
    Not only have I seen it, I read the novel it comes from and have a copy of the film script by Harold Pinter. I don't recall it being great, but I didn't hate it. The novel arrived just after John Le Carre and Len Deighton (The Ipcress Files and two more made into films with Michael Caine) hit. It was of its time, and George Segal was terribly miscast. But there are scenes of pure Pinteresque dialog in the script.

    . . .

    Just paged through the script. I came across the bomb in car scene (unless there's more than one). The script indicates that Quiller is getting into his own car, but he first checks it for a bomb. He finds it, and frees it from the car. He then leaves the garage, before the bomb explodes. (I presume a time bomb.)

    Having not seen the film in 50 years, I don't recall how it actually played.
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    ATOMIC BLONDE turned it off half way watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    Not only have I seen it, I read the novel it comes from and have a copy of the film script by Harold Pinter.

    Just paged through the script. I came across the bomb in car scene (unless there's more than one). The script indicates that Quiller is getting into his own car, but he first checks it for a bomb. He finds it, and frees it from the car. He then leaves the garage, before the bomb explodes. (I presume a time bomb.)

    Having not seen the film in 50 years, I don't recall how it actually played.

    I hadn't thought of the "It's his own car" angle. It definitely isn't clear in the movie since the car is parked a couple blocks away. Nevertheless I'm willing to offer a grudging apology. I still hated Segal. Actually, I usually hate him.

    Incidentally, I saw Ipcress File in the theater and quite liked it. One movie I'd like to see again is The Venetian Affair (1966) with Robert Vaughn. I miss the plot-driven, less noisy spy movies of the 1960s.
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    Finished watching Godard's Breathless. Thought it sucked pretty bad, considering it is supposedly one of the greatest movies of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    All those recent-ish big-budget disaster films. Why do their screenplays have to be an interchangeable checklist of cliches?

    I notice there's another cliche-checklist addition on the way called "San Andreas". Another "millions can die indifferently as long as Our Hero, Love Interest, Mop-Hair Kid and Scraps The Dog are okay". Worst of all the science is dumbed down so far that even an eight year old can pick holes in them:

    2012, Day After Tomorrow, Dante's Peak, Volcano, Into The Storm, The Core etc etc
    I remember when I heard the radio advertisements for "The Core." I knew I could never watch something that bad when I heard the sound clip, "We have to get to the core to jump-start the Earth." I just thought, 'Wow, they put that in an ad to GET people to GO to this movie.' I couldn't even imagine how bad the rest of that movie was/is.

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    I don't even bother listing the movies that are forgettable. The fall for them is not so great. For a movie to be truly terrible, it has to have rolled out with great fanfare, have an overblown budget, or been terribly over-hyped. For example - Sharknado was a horrible, stupid movie, with crappy FX and a plot not worth the toilet paper it was written on. Yet utterly enjoyable, because it promised nothing.
    Yeah, but Sharknado was deliberately made to be a "bad B" style movie. Which is what made it great. I never saw 2, 3, or any more of them, but I heard they were all equally "bad" ie: Great!

    Someone posted earlier the Christopher Nolan Batmans. I am just curious: What exactly was so bad about them? I thought they were great, and don't even deserve a peripheral mention in a thread like this.

    re: The OP: I'm with SimonNZ. These big budget apocalyptic, end-of-the-world movies are just awful!!! Oh yeah, and after seeing the 1st Fast & Furious movie and seeing how god awful that was, it never ceased to amaze me that there was enough of a calling for another one. Then, another one. Then another one and another one and another and another and another and another and........

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    Snakes on a Plane...


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    Breathless ”sucked” and that makes it a terrible terrible movie? I thought this list was for the worst of the worst, and Breathless hardly seems that during the time of rebellion. It was groundbreaking at the time (1960) and attracted a great deal of attention to French cinema because it seemed like a break from the past. On Godard’s Breathless:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/23scott.html
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    I'd count 'La La Land' perhaps not as really terrible but as really mediocre after all the hype. Thought we were going to see a new Astaire / Rogers but the score was flat and the dancing amateurish. Real let down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    I'd count 'La La Land' perhaps not as really terrible but as really mediocre after all the hype. Thought we were going to see a new Astaire / Rogers but the score was flat and the dancing amateurish. Real let down.
    I watched that for the 3rd time the other night. I didn't mind it really and wondered if Ryan Gosling was actually a good pianist or if some clever fakery was going on, either way it was good to watch from a muso pov. I agree with you David that the two leads dancing was mild and we are seeing better on Strictly at present. I didn't mind the music so much but felt the first few numbers where hyped a little too much.
    One or two annoying (yet quite sweet) ear worms stuck with me for a while afterwards - not good when I'm trying to get over a problem in my own writing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    I'd count 'La La Land' perhaps not as really terrible but as really mediocre after all the hype. Thought we were going to see a new Astaire / Rogers but the score was flat and the dancing amateurish. Real let down.
    La La Land... come on! That's in my top ten favorite movies, acting is fantastic, music is great, I love the characters, great script. Not to mention cinematography. It's just a beautiful touching movie NOT deserving of "worst movie ever" label.

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    Twilight saga, what a load of crap.
    Only made from some" pretty faces" in the cast.
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