No Country for Old Men
History of Violence
The Constant Gardener
i felt dissapointed with each of the above mentioned films to say the least.
perhaps that may change in the future, but i currently defy anyone to explain
to me why these films are considered so ‘great.’
It’s one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen but people seem to love it. It makes no sense to me.
Braveheart and The Departed.
I hated Casablanca…
I got shit from everyone for not liking A Woman Under the Influence but it’s just very difficult to sympathize with any of the characters, at least for me. Although I admit that it is a highly original movie and doesn’t compromise its vision by sugar-coating anything.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE! Just because Christopher Doyle creates voluptuous images of beauty doesn’t mean the movie’s great.
And Citizen Kane because Orson spend too much effort trying to evoke symbolism in his cinematography. “Less is more”.
(It’s a technical accomplishment though, can’t deny that).
Anyone against me on this?
I just found it boring, nothing really happened.
Also, I’ve seen My Winnipeg mentioned as one of the best films of the decade so that too.
Anything by Michael Bay Bret Ratner and Tyler Perry
Margot at the Wedding
The Philadelphia Story
Arsenic and Old Lace
Anything Spielberg or Burton has done this past decade
And like everyone else….Juno!
Scarface was a pile of shite, I don’t usually say that about a movie, I try to see the good points in anything I see (I enjoy an Ed Wood every now and then), but Scarface is an abomination. Pacino’s peak was Dog Day Afternoon. The Dark Knight was overrated, and I think it’s sad the studios used Heath Ledger’s death to make the film something it wasn’t. If you want to see a great substitute for The Dark Knight, watch M. Peter Lorre is an actor anyone can respect. Across the Universe was horrible, however, I’m not too keen on “hippy” films in the first place. Did not enjoy Easy Rider, either. The best film about hippies isTexas Chainsaw Massacre. Those semi-indie films (Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, etc.) are too pretentious for any enjoyable viewing. Forrest Gump was…I have no words to express it, maybe it’s the hippy thing. Rocky was too stupid, or maybe I’m talking about Stallone himself. Anyway, the fact that it won Best Picture over Taxi Driver burns me whenever I think about it. I enjoy Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles in their early years, they seemed like directors who started on the top and worked their way down. The Lord of the Rings shouldn’t exist. Peter Jackson should stick to films like Brain Dead and Bad Taste, at least he had some dignity with those funny, albeit, cheesy horror fests.
There are a handful but the first ones that come to my mind is “Chicago” and the new version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (it’s animation narrated by Boris Karloff or nothing with me).
James > How about Two Lane Blacktop? Hippy film, or more than?
The Royal TenenbaumsThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Because of those, I am done with Mr. Anderson. I just don’t get the appeal. But then, I hate most indie rock, too.
juno, crash, wes anderson… the list goes on and on
I have a couple, but I think the biggest one is Star Wars – while visually advanced in its time, it is still a stupid action movie with a stolen plot from greek mythology and cheesy sci-fi films. I’d let it rest if people knew it was an action flick, but i hate how it is considered one of the greatest films ever made.. such an insult to auteurs!!
Dark Knight- I think its a terrible movie that was made such a hype of because one average actor died while production. I hate it and i hate how people forget its a pointless action movie and make it as some sort of art film.
Halloween- i think its totally empty and while well made, it shouldn’t be made such a big deal of.
Memento- ugh its just about making a movie backwards… total waste of time
Lord of the Rings- stupid… nothing else
KJ, in my opinion, a lot of those films out of the hippy era were just a bunch of stoned out kids who didn’t know the basics of writing a script and instead attempted to pass off trash as art. There was nothing revolutionary or experimental about it, like most things in the 60’s and 70’s, the American cinema was always a decade behind European cinema, and California (Hollywood) is always a decade and a half behind New York anytime it comes to popular art.
Whoa, how did I send out 2?
Distant – I despised this— it felt like he was going through a pretension check-list: “following the ‘slow means good’ theory?” check. “arbitrary references to tarkovsky?” check. I’m tempted to check out Three Monkeys (it does sound interesting), but I’m just too biased towards Ceylan’s films after this one.
Basically everything by Nikita Mikhalkov (besides At Home Among Strangers, and I guess Burnt by the Sun was all right) – What I hate most about his films is how he deceives the audience by beginning his films with a very cinematic, nicely-filmed sequence (Oblomov is the best example of this)— then it just turns into a play that happens to be filmed. If it weren’t for occasional sequences like this I would just think Mikhalkov made uninteresting overly theatrical films— but because he’s able to create real cinema (he’s Konchalovsky’s brother, he graduated from VGIK and he does sometimes show signs of genius) and chooses instead to misuse the medium and have characters just sit around exchanging stilted theatrical dialogue, I just get frustrated and disappointed when I see his movies.
I like dumb and dumber!!!!!!
dumb and dumber
and citizen kane ROSEBUD :O(
El Topo – Some cool visuals, but I wasn’t able to finish it, a truly rare occurrence, both times I tried to watch it.
Repulsion – Now, I don’t hate it. That’s strong. In fact, I’d give it a 5 or 6 out of 10, I mean the little part in the end with the picture is neat but the rest of the movie isn’t suspenseful and the scene juxtapositions is horrible. Maybe it was revolutionary back then, but I wasn’t impressed. Then again, the film was built up a lot before I watched it — which is why I try to avoid reviews until I’ve seen a film.
Harold and Maude – Just kinda dumb and lifeless. Didn’t care for it. A classic in a lot of people’s minds.
The Graduate – Okay movie. I don’t hate it. But it isn’t nearly as great as everyone claims.
I do not like these films at all:
Lord of the Rings ( all three )
Star Wars ( all 6 or however many there are )
SAW ( all )
all Michael Bay films
Would like to add I havent got anything against commercial cinema. I loved Jackson’s King Kong and Luhrmann’s Australia, I like the odd superhero film as well
goodby solo, precious and anything by zemeckis or ron howard…
American Werewolf in London
No Country for Old Men
actually most Cohen Bros films, Big Lebowski especially.
Most films are ruined with the inclusion of Brad Pitt and the 2 characters he can play, same with Nicolas Cage now that I think of it.
Though both occasionally have their moments.
The one recent film I have a grudge against is There Will Be Blood. So much of it made no sense (why was he such an evil man for sending his adopted son to S.F. to learn how to overcome his deafness? why did he murder the imposter? and why did he pound the preacher to death?). Lewis has a mellifluous voice, but do we have to listen to him every second of the film? What about that grudge his adopted son held for him? I saw this on the big screen, then bought a DVD because I thought I was missing something. I’ve watched the small screen version twice now, so I think I’ve given TWBB a fair chance. And it’s pretty, but it’s not art.
wow.. .somebody hates lebowski?!?!?!? im dying here!