The Dark Knight
Its obvious on this site, any Wes Anderson film. Boo Hoo. I mean I Heart Boo Hoo.
Last Temptation of Christ
What I’ve seen of Lynch
What I’ve seen of Cronenberg
Lost in Translation
definitely fight club, memento, and boondock saints…uhm juno, the departed (especially being from Boston), amelie (it was cute, but people are too obsessed with it)
Juno (it’s in who I hang out with, though- this one girl told me that the reason I didn’t like it was because I was never pregnant)
Lost in Translation
Anything by Wes Anderson
I don’t think I could hang out with Boondock Saints fans. Overnight fans, yes, Boondock Saints fans, no. Surely no one here likes that movie. If you do, sorry. Maybe you would be the exception.
Usually I shove the shit back at people for liking these movies. I say I didn’t like the Departed: “Yo, dude, why the fuck not? It was fuckin’ killer!” Well, cuz it was pretty much a shot-for-shot remake of Infernal Affairs and Scorsese shouldn’t be wasting his time on remakes. I can’t stand people who have now become die-hard Scorsese fans after only having seen Departed and maybe Goodfellas.
I mentioned “The Departed” was a remake at a film festival and thought I was going to get jumped.
To be fair, remake does not equal trash and they shouldn’t be looked down on. But that’s for a different forum.
Crash. Why the fuck does everyone look at me crooked when I say that this is shit. Its funny because everyone I know that thinks it’s “amazing” didn’t care for it before it was given an oscar.
1. SCHINDLER’S LIST (no apologies there)
2. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (it just makes me angry)
3. BOOGIE NIGHTS (plays on the most base and superficial assumptions about the 1970s and 1980s)
4. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Tim Burton, the perpetual 12-year old. R.I.P., Vincent Price)
5. CADDYSHACK (that’s right. CADDYSHACK.)
6. RAGING BULL (beautifully composed, of course, but pointlessly pointless. For all their alleged flaws, I’ll take KING OF COMEDY or AFTER HOURS any day)
7. BONNIE & CLYDE (panders entirely too much to its audience)
8. MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (maybe if Lucille Ball starred in it…)
9. GONE WITH THE WIND (nobody gives me “shit” for this one, really, but it feels right to include it)
10. THE GENERAL (as a slapstick fanatic, I truly appreciate Buster Keaton, but I’ve never seen him as equal, let alone superior to Charlie Chaplin – or the Hal Roach comedies, for that matter)
FARGO. Entirely adequate in every way, for some reason everybody thinks it is some kind of masterpiece.
BOOGIE NIGHTS. A stupid and vile film that only gets more revolting with each passing year. Forgive me, Julianne Moore, if you’re reading this!
THE LADY EVE. God I hate this film.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN — God I hate this film more. Gene Kelly’s shit-eating grin drives me up the wall.
Requiem for a Dream
Both are garbage, Boondock Saints more so.
Boondock Saints-a pale Tarantino wannabe
Jules and Jim-I love Truffaut but have never been able to connect with this film.
Weekend-I hate, hate, hate this film.
City Lights-mawkish and unfunny. Sorry Michael-I’ll take Keaton over this anytime.
Scent of a Woman-Pacino’s worst performance ever and he gets an Oscar for it? Then he doesn’t even get nominated for his great performance in Donnie Brasco.
Rocky-Rip off of Somebody Up There Likes Me. And Stallone is a terrible actor.Sorry again Michael but give me Raging Bull anyday.
Johnny Guitar-Can’t understand the classic status of this-Joan Crawford gives such a terrible over the top performance I can barely watch it.
mccabe and mrs. miller
-bored me to death.
good call on boondock saints
breathless (sorry haha)
i am curious (both)
Everything by Jude Apatow. They just aren’t that fucking funny.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Tropic Thunder – I was told “You just don’t get it” when I said it was dumb.
Agreed with Charlotte and D. 2 inches to the left on The Departed. Throughout the whole film I was thinking “I would rather be watching Taxi Driver or Raging Bull”. Total waste of celluloid.
A Scanner Darkly
Requiem For A Dream
Boondock Saints (definitely)
Saving Private Ryan
and definitely anything by David Lynch (that I’ve seen)
man, after college I am so sick of hearing about how great David Lynch is from a bunch suburbanite, urban outfitter douchebags.
@ Argin, regarding Crash
I hated this one too.
I live in an academic town, which is very left-wing, upper-middle-class in its’ demographics; it’s screamingly hip and insular, and there’s a lot of people here who need to get out more. Crash was a phenomenal success here – everyone was going on and on about it.
I went to see it with an ex, who is a native of India – a country which has it’s own history of tragic ethnic strife. He really recoiled at Crash, and he had an interesting take on it – it was a great feel-good flick, pseudo-smart, aimed squarely at people who are looking to feel good about themselves, and perhaps their paradoxical sociological situation: highly educated, living in a brain-trust town of neo-urbanist neighborhoods, and not knowing anything about poverty, diversity, economics (and economic collapse), crime or anything else beyond what you read in some study, or what some political figure that you might support mentioned in a press conference. It’s a movie that forgives insularity and apathy, and for whatever reason it got a pass on its’ truly infantile take on race (characters who seem to think – at times – that they are above it all, and then talk about nothing but the thing they claim to have transcended), and how race and class are either overestimated, or underestimated in the US; to me any of it’s proclaimed philosophical depth was undercut at the outset, with two African-American characters deconstructing stereotype, only to then become the thing itself. This is not postmodernism, and as drop-dead comedy it thuds when it should soar, by turning characters (in turn, this happens to every character in the film) into cartoons.
Fight Club (A truly awful film)
Requiem for a Dream
Lucky Number Slevin (I’m utterly shocked at how many people think this is a great film)
Wait a minute…are there people who think Boondock Saints is a good film?
Fight Club (a truly awful film, indeed)
The Dark Knight
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
who ya gonna call?
Gone With the Wind (no good characters, racist, and boring as fuck)
Requiem For a Dream and Pi (Darren Aronofsky obviously has no idea what works and what doesn’t in a film, although The Wrestler doesn’t look bad)
The Departed (Just because a movie is way too confusing and filled with twists doesn’t mean it’s good.)
But I did love Crash, and I mean before the Oscars.
The Departed confusing? I had no problems with it. Made more sense than Infernal Affairs(movie it was based on). Not Scorsese’s best but still better than most of the dreck out there. Gone with the Wind is dated but you have to take that into consideration when watching it. Not one of my favorite films but I would never call it boring.
Some real snobs here. Most of the films mentioned are better than 90% of the dreck released every year. Fight Club, Apocalypse Now, Memento, Magnolia, Taxi Driver, Last Temptation of Christ, The Departed, Fargo, Boogie Nights, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, and Jules and Jim? None are bad films by any means. And throwing David Lynch in the mix, are you serious? If you don’t get him, fine. But don’t put him in the category of bad filmmakers. Christ, what is this forum coming to?