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So another VBer and I were talking recently about how we're surprised that there's no movie thread comparable to the "What We're Reading" thread. Tess started one about good flicks awhile back, but I want to hear about the stinkers too.

So, dish..what have you been watching lately? (DVD/video films are okay too)

If you're discussing specifics, be sure to use spoiler tags!


argh..I so wanted to call this thread "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Movie Thread", but alas vBulletin doesn't like that title.
 

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Great idea!

I watched Donnie Darko, which was a good movie but very hard to understand!

*Spoiler*

I'm not sure if this is a spoiler, but just in case...

It was one of those time travel paradoxes with some other universe or something. I tried reading up on it on IMDB but it didn't help much!
 

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Okay, we saw three movies this weekend. Jen and I chose one movie each, and then we picked one together.

First we watched Bad Taste: A truly classic splatter movie set in beautiful surroundings on New Zealand, directed by legendary Peter Jackson (who also plays a couple of the characters).

Then we watched The Lake House. It was about a woman and a guy and a dog and this magic mail box that could
[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!]transport stuff between 2004 and 2006. So, this sounds a little interesting, right, with the science fiction theme and everything. Biiig disappointment. You'd think they would want to investigate further the time-transporting properties of this mail box, but nooo... The morons uses it to send sappy messages to eachother, completely ignoring for example the obvious "Quick! Tell me the winning numbers of the lottery!!!" approach.[/SPOILER]

And then we watched Mission to Mars which sucked a whole lot.
 

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This weekend I watched Click and Man of the Year. I highly recommend both.

I'm waiting for a good morning or afternoon to watch the rest of The Ring. I watched the first fifteen or so minutes of it a few days ago, but it was 11:30 p.m. and not a good time for me to be watching a scary movie. I got so paranoid just from watching that much, I couldn't get to sleep until 2:30. Thing is, once I get through the whole movie, it'll be great and I can watch it multiple times with no problems. It's just getting through the first viewing. It worked that way with The Village, The Sixth Sense, and The Forgotten.
 

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This weekend I watched Click and Man of the Year. I highly recommend both.

I'm waiting for a good morning or afternoon to watch the rest of The Ring. I watched the first fifteen or so minutes of it a few days ago, but it was 11:30 p.m. and not a good time for me to be watching a scary movie. I got so paranoid just from watching that much, I couldn't get to sleep until 2:30. Thing is, once I get through the whole movie, it'll be great and I can watch it multiple times with no problems. It's just getting through the first viewing. It worked that way with The Village, The Sixth Sense, and The Forgotten.
The Ring is an amazing movie! The first one is so much better than the second though, so seeing the second one might ruin the first.
 

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..and the original Japanese Ring (Ringu) is better than the Ring, even though the Ring is one of the best remakes I know.
 

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Regarding "Click," were we supposed to know
[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!]that he fell asleep on the bed? I hope so because as soon as he laid down, I was like "What the hell? The rest of this is going to just be a dream??[/SPOILER]

Regarding "Ringu," when I rented that after seeing The Ring, we got home and we sat down to watch it, and I was like "What the hell?!?! It's in japanese!" Apparently I'm slower than most think. I HATE, HATE, HATE foreign films with english subtitles. Well, except for "He loves me, he loves me not." That one was ok. And I don't even like whatsherface.

Although the captioning on my tv is ALWAYS on, and i always watch DVDs with the subtitles on. Whatever.

Back with the topic..

I watched The Benchwarmers the other day. Aside from the bad acting and predictible plot, I laughed a lot. C'mon. David Spade with a sexy haircut like that, and a teeshirt that says "Everyone loves an asian boy"?
 

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I'm personally pretty used to foreign films with subtitles, English being a foreign language and all
. What I hate hate hate is dubbed movies. That's just disgusting.
 

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I really want to see Man of the Year and The Departed as well as Running with Sissors. They all look awesome.

I did watch Marie Antoinette on Thursday. I actually really liked it, even though it was a little slow in some parts. It's actually shot on location at Versailles where I have visited. The costumes were amazing as well.
 

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I currently have La Bête humaine checked out from the library. My boyfriend checked out Abre los ojos and State and Main, as well as, um, Roll Bounce, which I'm not sure I'll end up watching even though he told me I should.
 

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My friends and I are going through a Moulin Rouge kick. They all watched it twice in the last two weeks (I couldn't make it to the second viewing) and then we found out that it's our hall's Tuesday night movie this week! Of course, we're watching again.

My randomized music player started playing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" as I was typing this. Weird.
 

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What I hate hate hate is dubbed movies. That's just disgusting.
Agreed. Dubbing is a horrible practice which should be outlawed as an affront to art. (just my opinion
) I noticed that in France, most of the theatres there would show Hollywood flicks with dubbed French tracks. I can't remember the last time I saw a film in the US with dubbing, in the theatre. To me, hearing the actual actors' voices is an essential part of the movie experience.

re: the movies of late:

Mission to Mars was insanely bad. It's only redeeming quality was that it occasionally breached the line into that category of "so bad it's funny". Good lord, there were more platitudes in there than a Lifetime movie. What a waste of a good idea.


The Lake House was disappointing. I knew it was a schmaltzy love flick, but I'd read some decent reviews, so I'd hoped that there may be a hidden depth as well. Alas, that was not the case. There were some nice bits of humor tucked here and there, but all in all it was quite flat.

Bad Taste: an apt title indeed. I was lured into this film by talk of "early Peter Jackson" " a classic", etc. Pah! To my knowledge, I have never before been so bored and so stifling the urge to vomit, as I was with this movie. Oh, the humanity.


Little Miss Sunshine: I posted about this in another thread, but I can't say enough good things about this movie. I loved it. Good humor through and through. :uP:

We recently watched a couple of second-time arounds for me too. Rashomon was enjoyable, but a bit slower than I had remembered. The Shawshank Redemption pleased as much as it did the first time around, although I think my movie partner was a bit less impressed. I absolutely adore this movie though, so I'm glad I have lots of time to convince IS of the error of his ways.
 

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speaking of subtitles. I recently rented The Eye and it was very very freaky. I was afraid to go in the elevator the next day.

ETA I also rented Silent Hill the school scenes were filmed down the street from where I live.
 
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