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Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2008, 09:24:42 AM »

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I often wondered why outlandish clothes were ever made and for whom.  Yet the fact that they sell to a select group convinces me that "different strokes for different folks" was an aptly coined phrase. So too, it seems, is the varied "taste" for movies!

In reading about "overlooked but surprisingly good movies" and today's topic of "disappointing (to terrible) movies" and the controversy about ones man's affection and another man's hatred for the same movie, it's apparent that no real consensus will ever be reached.

While Nicole Kidman was lauded for her acting in the movie "To Die For" (Nicole was cast as a celebrity-seeking T.V. weather announcer desiring celebrity status so she seduces a high school boy to kill her dead-end husband), I thought the movie was atrocious despite the advertising hype....but then again....


Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2008, 09:58:37 AM »

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I think consensus can be reached about certain movies.  IMHO 10,000 B.C. is the hands-down winner in the "looked good but were awful" category.  There is no close second.

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2008, 10:19:33 AM »

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I think consensus can be reached about certain movies.  IMHO 10,000 B.C. is the hands-down winner in the "looked good but were awful" category.  There is no close second.

TP, I was looking forward to this pile of trash and left half-way through never to mention it again.

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2008, 05:23:23 AM »

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Same, the ones you mentioned as well as Crash, Wedding Crashers, The Departed and American Wedding are fantastic.

Me thinks you have wrong dude.  I enjoyed The Departed and Wedding Crashers, have never seen Crash (unless you are talking about the crazy David Cronenberg one), and I thought American Wedding was pretty blah (way too much Stiffler.  Some of his dialogue is ridiculously bad).

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2008, 10:34:11 AM »

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I think consensus can be reached about certain movies.  IMHO 10,000 B.C. is the hands-down winner in the "looked good but were awful" category.  There is no close second.

Actually, that alien movie with John Travolta beats 10,000 BC by a landslide.  Was it Battlefield Earth or something like that??

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2008, 11:27:04 AM »

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Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2008, 02:32:28 PM »

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I think consensus can be reached about certain movies.  IMHO 10,000 B.C. is the hands-down winner in the "looked good but were awful" category.  There is no close second.

I don't know, I thought it looked horrible from the first time I heard about it.  I couldn't imagine it would have any semblance of a plot.

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2008, 02:46:19 PM »

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We Own the Night fits in here.  Absolutely sucked.

Re: Movies that looked good... but were awful
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2008, 03:54:19 PM »

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The Graduate. he was just a loser

Event Horizon ...that was sooooo bad