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    Default Really REALLY terrible movies

    From a different place: Battleship (2012). Redefines stupid. What happened to Liam Neeson's riches that he had to accept a role in this unutterable turkey?


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    Tommy Wiseau's movie called "The Room". It's one of those that it's so bad it's good. I would actually recommend watching it, even though it's terrible. Tommy Wiseau directed, wrote, and starred in it, so it's entirely his brainchild for better or for worse (probably worse).

    "You're tearing me apart Lisa!" --famous quote from the movie

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    Thumbs down

    Teenagers from Outer Space :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6BxzcuEkow
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    50 Shades of Grey... the premise sounded bad and I might look at it just for novelty's sake.

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    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

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    Plan 9 From Outer Space

    It has Bela Lugosi. So you know it has to be good.

    My favorite quote: "Future events such as these will affect you in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celloman View Post
    "Future events such as these will affect you in the future, for that is where we will spend the rest of our lives."
    Criswell speaks!


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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?
    Lots of reasons, I'm afraid. David Denby discusses some of them in a widely read rant, available here for anyone of interest:

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/b...red-the-movies

    The key problems seem to be that these movies are marketed to increasingly young and (even more important, perhaps) international audiences. Subtleties of action, local color, and dialogue are not easily exportable (which is why witty comedies seldom travel between countries with different cultures/languages).

    As to the OP, I'm just going to go ahead and say almost all the movies being made now are utter dreck, destructive both to the mind and body--including some of the ones I like!
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    I recall Atonement had me making my own hangman's noose.

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    We really loved 'How to Train Your Dragon', so we sent off for 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'.
    Bad idea.
    It's episodic - full of plot implausibilities - not to mention 21st century psychobabble - silly twee songs - and worst of all, my favourite character got killed as a result of the hero's stubbornness and the actions of his lovable dragon - then it was all brushed aside in a 'happy ever after' ending.
    We wasted a whole evening on this?
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    Blair Witch Project. Ooooooo wasn't that scary? Er,no.

    Starship Troopers. Shoot me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post
    Lots of reasons, I'm afraid. David Denby discusses some of them in a widely read rant, available here for anyone of interest:

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/b...red-the-movies
    Thanks for the link. An interesting read, even if I found quite a bit of his argument undermined by being built on unadressed contingent factors and even historical fallacies. I'd be interested now to read some of the responses it generated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    Blair Witch Project. Ooooooo wasn't that scary? Er,no.
    I thought it was, and liked it a good bit. But Blair Witch 2 was awful.

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    In general, any shouty-shooty film featuring lots of gunfire, explosions and where some combat trousered over-testosteroned knucklehead almost inevitably comes out with the line 'OK...let's do this!'

    In particular, The Sweeney (with Ray Winstone) was total pants - too much time had passed for it to make any kind of favourable parallel with the crude delights of the quintessential UK 70s cop show and its own two spin-off films.

    And I thought Wagons East!, the western satire featuring John Candy in his penultimate movie release and his final role, was extremely lame.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    KenOC, this is my chance to thank you for mentioning Zardoz sometime last year (in connection with its use of the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh).

    I got some like-minded friends together, some alcoholic beverages, and we loved it. Without you, I don't know when I would have heard of it.

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