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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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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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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/books-and-arts/magazine/107212/has-hollywood-murdered-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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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?
Castor & Pollux! :mad:
 

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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/books-and-arts/magazine/107212/has-hollywood-murdered-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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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.
 

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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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"Showgirls" was so gratuitously stupid, but I liked the Robocop series, so I understand its stupidity on a deeper level. Same guy who did Starship Troopers, Paul Verhooven.
 
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Godzilla, from 1998.

Perfect example of how a movie can budget $50-100 million on special effects and the joys of urban destruction and not bother on a small detail known as a script. Empty-headed beyond all reasonable expectations.

Eyes Wide Shut, 1999

I love Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove and Paths of Glory but this one is a pretentious, lifeless piece of nothingness that pretends to be about something meaningful. I fault the writing and directing, not the acting. I know people who liked and even loved it. Oh well. I like the title, i'll say that much.
 
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