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« on: June 16, 2005, 01:50:55 AM »
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kinda like a less controversial of the movies assholes dig thread.  this is about those movies that are supposedly good but you would never know because it's just too "proper" for you to give a shit.

I will start.  lets be snobby!

Ron Howard films
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 01:55:35 AM »
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I always felt the same about Ron Howard films. They always just felt just good enough to keep you just entertained. Don't do to much to piss off viewers. IMAGINE that dough if we can do just enough!!

This is the way I feel about the Spiderman movies. They just do barely enough to keep you entertained. Most summer blockbuster are the same actually.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005, 04:04:27 AM »
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My list would start long lines of people waiting to argue with me, but rest assured that just because a film is a 'classic' or 'revolutionary film' or 'seminal indie film' or whatever doesn't make it pass in my book.

I'll give a short list for participatory purposes:

Cameron Crowe films.
American Beauty.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (but Soderbergh agrees with me on this one).
JFK.
Drugstore Cowboy, Elephant.

And of course I third the Ron Howard vote.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2005, 04:12:10 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2005, 09:58:32 AM »
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almost any historical epic like Kingdom of Heaven or Troy. it's like they're trying so hard to be authentic while stamping Oscars all over it
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2005, 11:28:28 AM »
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oh yeah, and wet hot american summer.  I just can't get into that movie.  I laugh when friends quote that movie but everytime I watch it I just end up staring at it like terry schivo at everything.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005, 11:53:30 AM »
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oh yeah, and wet hot american summer.  I just can't get into that movie.  I laugh when friends quote that movie but everytime I watch it I just end up staring at it like terry schivo at everything.




I only think I know what this thread is about, but do Rob Reiner films fit?

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005, 01:28:34 PM »
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Is that supposed to be Terry Schiavo?
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2005, 04:32:29 PM »
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So you mean movies that get lots of praise but, to you, don't seem that interesting?  Am I getting that right?

Since Ron Howard is a given...

Anything by Lasse Hallstrom except for Gilbert Grape.

Anything by Sydney Pollack after Tootsie.

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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2005, 04:37:02 PM »
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I'll prefer to watch a Ron Howard movie over a Merchant/Ivory one.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005, 04:29:54 PM »
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Kevin Spacey is one of my worsts. I can't dig him. "Listen here, baby, if you don't like the way I act, you can leave, sugar"

Annete Bening is another one.
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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005, 05:46:38 PM »
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Kevin Spacey is one of my worsts. I can't dig him. "Listen here, baby, if you don't like the way I act, you can leave, sugar"


What exactly don't you like about him?

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2005, 05:54:09 PM »
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stefen, i'm dying to know who wrote ur sig.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2005, 12:36:47 AM »
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stefen, i'm dying to know who wrote ur sig.


Kevin Spacey.
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2005, 09:26:50 PM »
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Never got around to watching these, because I didn't like being told they would be "good" for me, liking eating granola cereal or brussel sprouts:

The Hours
Far From Heaven (Sorry, Julianne!)
White Oleander

Just a few there....

 

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