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August 1, 2014 at 3:59 am #811627
First we watched the Man Who Fell to Earth, the second feature was “My Dinner with Andre” with all respect to Wallace Shawn, this “movie” (2-4 different camera angles) should have not have been made. I thought of the Bob Dylan parodist that said: “I suffered for my music, now it is your turn” Now I always end a double picture with a comedy. That is all I learned from My Dinner with Andre, well, except not to eat dinner with him.August 1, 2014 at 4:31 am #811628August 1, 2014 at 4:34 am #811629
Anything with Tom Cruise. He’s not an actor, he’s a good looking guy reading dialog. In every movie, no matter what the “character” he’s just Tom Cruise reading lines.August 1, 2014 at 5:38 am #811630
So let me defend Blair Witch Project: It’s a movie that did not age well but it created an impression when it was released. The jittery camera, the awkward acting all made it look immediate and real. Then the plot points came into play and, at that moment, you had to be willing to be the mouse. If you went with the story and if you could put aside your personal capabilities long enough to be a weak human in a cruel world, then it was fun. But I don’t think it would work watching it from DVD and I know it doesn’t work as a film any longer as every other film out there uses jittery cam.August 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm #811631
Jeannie, I get that Moonrise is self-consciously quirky – as are virtually all Anderson’s films. I have to be in the mood to enjoy that much whimsy, which is rare. Although if forced to pick, I enjoyed Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums a fair bit. In fact, I tend to watch Rushmore if I catch it in-progress (the OTHER thread!).
And I’ll watch almost anything with Gene Hackman in it (RT).August 2, 2014 at 9:50 am #811632
– The Unbearable Lightness of Boring (my wife loved it; we’re divorced now …);
– pretty much any movie based on an SNL skit, except Blues Brothers;
– pretty much any sequel, esp. when it was conceived after the original became a cash cow;
– pretty much any remake of a classic movie or TV show, esp. when the title is about the only connection.August 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm #811633
I wonder if this thread is still active? Can I just share that watching Melancholia was sheer drudgery, torture, and agony…Lars Von Trier owes me one : )August 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm #811634August 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm #811635
I do not like any movie by Wes Anderson. I know many people love his movies but I can’t sit through any of them.August 11, 2014 at 12:42 am #811636
rw, I’m pretty sure I know which movie you’re talking about. The mere premise was a big ol’ bag of NOPE for me.
Movie I hated? The Cell. Visually stunning but incredibly contrived and misogynist. I almost walked out and I wish I had. I didn’t like Sucker Punch either; too much clever, not enough intelligence.August 11, 2014 at 3:19 am #811637
He owes me one too, for “Breaking the Waves”. Traumatized, I was.August 11, 2014 at 3:28 am #811638
Ugh, “Breaking the Waves”–I had somehow blocked out seeing that, and how much I disliked it. Is it wrong to be glad I’m not the only one?
The other one for me is “Natural Born Killers”–couldn’t stand it, and everyone else I saw it with loved it.August 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm #811639
Dumb and Dumber. I like a little slap-stick as much as the next guy, and even like Jim Carey in some other stuff, but for some reason I can’t stand Dumb and Dumber!!! And it seems to get quoted a lot, and by friends who I consider to have good taste. Am I missing something??August 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm #811640
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