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Movies to Avoid?

Shamrock
April 30th, 2005, 05:16 PM
How about the "stinkers"? Movies that you found just "really" bad, and not worth sitting through?
Course this is strictly subjective - all a matter of taste, but some films are just bombs ..period.

For recent movies, I have to say "The Village".. was just THE dumbest film I've seen in a long time.The dialogue sounded like they were reading it straight from cue cards, and the storyline made NO sense - kind of unintentionally comedic.A definite thumbs down for me. :(

twodogsandacat
April 30th, 2005, 07:57 PM
The house of sand and fog.

Not because it wasn’t well performed it was. It was the most depressing movie I have ever seen. There were no winners just losers in this film.

It literally bought me down for at least two days...two days- I couldn’t believe it. :(

Lizzie
April 30th, 2005, 08:39 PM
Avoid watching I :love: the Huckabees

It is a terrible terrible movie. I went to a prescreening of this movie and half the audience walked out!!!

raingirl
April 30th, 2005, 08:44 PM
personally I liked the village. way better than...what was that other one with the aliens by the same guy?

Hmmm

Sky captain and the world of tomorrow was kinda lame

twinmommy
April 30th, 2005, 09:48 PM
yeah ditto I liked The Village also, and I think the other movie he made was "Signs".

One movie that I thought was kinda dumb was "SuperSize Me"....the Macdonald's thing. I was kind of wondering what the whole point was.. you eat junk for 30 days...your body becomes a digestive disaster...AND??? What did you think was going to happen? I don't know, maybe I missed something....??

Lizzie
April 30th, 2005, 09:59 PM
I agree twinmommy. Supersize Me is really dumb. What's dumber though are the people who don't recognize the dilusioned perspective of the guy....

twinmommy
April 30th, 2005, 10:07 PM
I agree. And the idea to "sue, sue, sue!" is tiresome as well. At some point, one has to be held accountable for what he/she does. We have smokers trying to sue tobacco companies, drunks suing the bars that served them, and now the obese suing the restaurants they ate at!!!

WTF??

raingirl
April 30th, 2005, 10:14 PM
I thought supersize me was neat. It was a documentary though...so what do you expect. Kinda like farenheit 911 and such. The guy did it to show how bad this food is (I know a lot of people who used to eat McD's daily and now they don't)

Rick C
April 30th, 2005, 10:19 PM
There was a schoolteacher in Edmonton a few months ago who gained North America-wide attention when he did the same diet as the guy in "SuperSize Me" except the teacher also included his normal exercise program.

The teacher ended up, I think, with lower cholesterol than when he started.

It would also be easy to point out that you could actually buy salads at McDonalds before that movie was made.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

twinmommy
April 30th, 2005, 10:24 PM
It would also be easy to point out that you could actually buy salads at McDonalds before that movie was made

good point.

Also, I believe there is more fat in a Krispy Kreme donut than a Big Mac... :eek:

but it's not like any of them ever claimed to be "health food"!!!

I think--If you jump in the puddles, so to speak, don't complain you got wet!! ;)

raingirl
April 30th, 2005, 10:37 PM
If you jump in the puddles, so to speak, don't complain you got wet!!

Unfortunately, while we know that, a lot of people don't. Some people are just plain ignorant and don't know what the food does to them. Sometimes they need to rent that movie that has the funny cover of a guy who has fries stuffed in his mouth to understand what they are doing to themselves.

Krispy cream donuts have 12 g fat, a bigmac has 28 g.

Eating a big mac is like having 6 krispy creams.

Besides, who orders a salad from Mcdonalds?

twinmommy
April 30th, 2005, 11:03 PM
I know what your saying, but I can hardly stomach people who claim that they really didn't think it was bad for them. Are we really going to claim ignorance for EVERYTHING that should be consumed in moderation?

There is no warnings on vodka bottles either, can I sue Absolut if I become an alchoholic?

At some point, you have to own up to your actions.

And the comparison for the Big Mac was regarding saturated fat (the really bad one :D ) the Big Mac has 11 g, the donut 12.

Lizzie
May 1st, 2005, 08:55 AM
Rick C--you're right. 20/20 did a full episode on Supersize me and interviewed people who ate all of their meals at McDonalds while maintaining their regular routines, which either did or did not include exercising.

The individuals on the show lost anywhere from 5-10 pounds by choosing healthy options. They had just an egg sandwhich for breakfast, a salada for lunch and a salad and something for dinner.

Like Supersize Me and ANY Michael Moore film they are NOT documentaries but rather their own personal crusades to bash something they don't like. They are not entirely factual, they are taken out of context and they fail to show the other side--like these individuals who choose to eat NORMAL meals at McDicks.

kayla
May 24th, 2005, 06:58 PM
If Two By Sea and Before Sunset are by far the two worst movies I have ever seen!

Sneaky2006
May 24th, 2005, 07:27 PM
I liked the Village too. I was totally not expecting what happened in the end and I think that's what did it for me, it was different.

I don't know how old this movie is, but I hated The Royal Tenenbaums, I actually turned it off and I never do that.

Prin
May 24th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Maybe no one will agree, but I say the worst movie ever was Pulp Fiction. And lately, my worst I've seen is Liminy Snicket's a series of unfortunate events.

Shamrock
May 25th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Totally agree,Prin!
I found both of these highly-acclaimed films among THE worst I've ever sat through.. :(

Lucky Rescue
May 25th, 2005, 08:09 PM
My own Rotten Tomato award goes to one of the lousiest films ever made - Eyes Wide Shut. :yuck: Ewwwwwwwwww!

Joey.E.CockersMommy
May 25th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Anchorman with Will Farrell he wasn't even funny just stupid glad I just rented the video I probably would have walked out of the theatre.

JDG
May 25th, 2005, 09:17 PM
A.I.

Without a doubt! :) :)

mesaana
May 25th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Worst movie I ever saw, without a doubt: Druids with Christopher Lambert (it was known as Vercingetorix in French). No movie came even remotely close to that. Everything was bad: the scenario, the acting, the directing... Some friends didn't believe me so they rented it and now blame me for the 2 hours of their lives they'll never get back! It's not even bad-funny, it's just terrible!

Among the recent flicks: Saw was pretty bad too.

Lyne

twinmommy
May 25th, 2005, 10:02 PM
recent bad flick? Kung Fu Hustle!!

ugh and double ugh!!! hubby picked, what do you expect? ;)

LL1
July 30th, 2005, 10:46 AM
Wish I had read this before I rented it,it was horrible!
Avoid watching I :love: the Huckabees

It is a terrible terrible movie. I went to a prescreening of this movie and half the audience walked out!!!

nymph
August 5th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I knew this movie was going to suck before going in, but 1. it was a company outing, so free of charge, 2. I was hoping to see Brad Pitt's rearend like he did in Trojan. AND no butt! :mad: :mad:

badger
August 5th, 2005, 02:08 PM
You're better off renting Thelma and Louise, for that scene in the motel. Pitt doesn't usually do it for me but I love that scene, he is so sweet and devious, not to mention his pecs.

I saw Signs on TV, which put me to sleep. Mel Gibson - sorry, fans - joue comme un pied (translation: can't act) - he should stick to directing. I think it's directed by the same guy who made the Village. I'm beginning to recognize his trademark use of colour, very effective - but if I saw one more close-up of Gibson with that vacant look which is supposed to communicate...what?....zzzzzzz

Jazz&Cricket
August 8th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Add to the really BAD list...... Sideways :yuck: :yuck: ....... It WAS HORRIBLE!!! And to add insult to injury....I rented I :love: the Huckebees :yuck:
However, last night we watched Jim Carrey's latest "A series of Unfortunate events".. very quirky and the cinemaphotography was very interesting.

doggy lover
August 8th, 2005, 01:17 PM
Hey Dude where's my car, my son wanted to watch it I seen half of it and turned it off, it was crappy :eek:

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 02:21 PM
The only good part about Dude where's my car is when he's ordering chinese food and he flips out. :D My man and I still say "And then?" when we're talking on the phone and there's nothing left to say. :)

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 04:31 PM
The ones I think were the worst: Definitely Pulp Fiction; any Ace Ventura :yuck: ; The 25th Hour; That movie by Rob Zombie - 1000 Corpses or something.

I really liked A.I. - I went through half a box of kleenex! Also liked Saw - thought the special effects were great and the storyline wasn't half bad. The Village wasn't half as scary as they advertised it to be but the twist at the end was pretty good!

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Everything with Rob Schneider as a main character. Geez, he's creepy.

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 04:58 PM
Everything with Rob Schneider as a main character. Geez, he's creepy.

I thought that "Duece Bigolo - Male Gigolo" was hilarious!

jjgeonerd
August 9th, 2005, 06:07 PM
The ones I think were the worst: Definitely Pulp Fiction; any Ace Ventura :yuck: ; The 25th Hour; That movie by Rob Zombie - 1000 Corpses or something.



No way...Pulp Fiction is one of the best movies of all time! Of course that is my opinion. :)

Any movie with Keanu Reeves is horrible. That guy is the worst actor I've ever seen. I would have to say that this statement is a fact! :p

Sneaky
August 9th, 2005, 11:59 PM
personally, I liked a lot of those movies
The one I disagree the most about is
"House of Sand and Fog".
That was a very complex movie, and truly shows
the ugly nature of reality. Just because there is no happy
ending doesnt make watching it not worthwhile. Life often has
no happy endings and plenty of suffering too!
Ben Kingsley was excellent in this movie, one of his best roles.
I think it is definetly worth watching, espescially because it
also spotlights on the nature of Racism and Ignorance, and
is definetly a learning tool as well as an excellent Drama.
Excellent Movie.
the only movies I have ever seen that really really stunk was
Dude Wheres my car? and Another Teen Movie.

Kariia
August 15th, 2005, 01:56 PM
The Ring. It didn't suck, but it wasn't even remotely scary. It's more of a dramatic movie than a horror movie. I liked it, but where's the freakiness?

Anyway, I HATED the new Deuce Bigalow movie...and I :love: Huckabees is horrible...

Trinitie
August 15th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Oh, I have a bad movie for you.

"Birth" (starring Nicole Kidman) HORRIBLE, NASTY, VILE
I mean, really - 10 minute scene in a theatre focused on her. No talking, no interaction, NOTHING!

Worst movie I've ever seen. It's even worse than "The Good Girl" (starring Jennifer Aniston). I rented it, and turned it off without finishing it. It was that bad.

dmc123
August 15th, 2005, 06:06 PM
I have seen some bad ones, and I do agree with some of the other posters about Pupl Fiction. I watched it years ago, and kept hearing about it lately for some reason, so rented it again about 3 months ago. Still, awful! thought maybe I was in a bad mood the first time, LOL, not!

On Saturday, we watched Meet the Fockers. I was hoping for a laugh or two, realizing it didn't get very good reviews. It never made me laugh, in fact it was all I could do to let it run the entire time. How sad for Dustin Hoffman, and all the others in that film. I always liked him prior to this. He must have been desperate for money.

Diane

Prin
August 15th, 2005, 06:12 PM
It's even worse than "The Good Girl" (starring Jennifer Aniston). I rented it, and turned it off without finishing it. It was that bad.
ECH!!! The Good Girl SUCKED!!!!! It was so sucky it was actually upsetting! I've never seen a movie so bad! I had totally blocked it out of my mind! :yuck:

nymph
August 17th, 2005, 11:58 PM
I really liked A.I. - I went through half a box of kleenex!

Me too! Although I must wonder what if it was a true Kubrick movie. The ending sucked, it dragged on and on and on...oh if the movie ended at the statue of fairy, it would have been perfect!

chico2
August 18th, 2005, 09:52 AM
I had been waiting for"Shall we dance?"to come on M1(on TV) for a month,mainly because I love dancing and with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon,how could you go wrong???But then there is J-Lo :D
Bad movie,period!! I am glad I did not pay $13 to see it!

toby's tracy
August 18th, 2005, 01:34 PM
ok...I'm thinking it out loud here...I rented it last week, with vin diesel, he's an agent (fbi?cia...no, maybe navy seal?) and he has to take care of the family of a scientist who was killed under his watch...

the family has a goose.

We thought it might actually be good - like kindergarten cop - but it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad!!!!!

Also, Sin City. stinkeroo.

I heart huckabees made me angry.

but house of sand and fog was great!

Trinitie
August 18th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Well, to let you all know HOW bad "Birth" is:

I won it on the radio: Free
I had to drive 20 minutes to the station, and home again: ~ $1.20 in gas

TOO MUCH GAS WASTED ON THAT MOVIE!

They should have paid me to come and get it!!!! And even then it still wouldn't be fair!

jjgeonerd
August 18th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Worst movie I've ever seen. It's even worse than "The Good Girl" (starring Jennifer Aniston). I rented it, and turned it off without finishing it. It was that bad.
I liked "The Good Girl". It wasn't the typical everything's happy Hollywood movie.

"Hitch" was terrible! My wife made me watch that and I had to get up and do something else after about 30 minutes. What a waste of money to produce that crapola!

Joey.E.CockersMommy
August 18th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Anchorman with Will Farrell dont waste your money.

Rick C
August 22nd, 2005, 09:37 AM
I was watching Catwoman last night on the movie channel and what a terrible movie that is . . . . but it has Halle Barry in it, but what a terrible movie, but Halle Barry is in it, what a terrible movie, but it has Halle Barry . . . . .

I watched most of it. What a terrible movie. But it had Halle Barry.

Sorry, I just couldn't flip the channel. But I'm warning you, its a terrible movie. However, to all you guys out there, some smokin' Halle Barry!! :sorry:



Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

shannonRN
August 23rd, 2005, 03:51 AM
I was hoping to see Brad Pitt's rearend like he did in Trojan. AND no butt! :mad: :mad:Personally, I didn't see nearly enough of the hiney in Trojan to suit my taste. More hiney!!!!

On Saturday, we watched Meet the Fockers. I was hoping for a laugh or two, realizing it didn't get very good reviews. It never made me laugh
Not even the part where the Focker's dog is humping Jack's leg, and Streisand says, "Don't worry, I don't think his little pink thing touched him." That had me roaring. All in all though, Fockers was a big let down for me since I loved Meet the Parents so so so much.

Rick C
August 23rd, 2005, 01:47 PM
Personally, I didn't see nearly enough of the hiney in Trojan to suit my taste. More hiney!!!! .

As a sidenote, Brad was on the front page of the Calgary Herald yesterday (sorry a view from the front, with his new hair colour) walking down the street (Kensington, near the downtown) in this city . . . . also a photo of Angelina Jolie arriving at Calgary International on Friday, holding her new adopted child.

Part of a story::

Brad Pitt is officially one of us. The Hollywood superstar has been spotted enjoying Calgary hot spots and trendy local restaurants since he arrived last week to begin work on his latest movie, The Assassination of Jesse James.

"He's got darker hair now, so he seemed really incognito," says Brad Stevenson, owner-operator of The Kensington Verve, which hosted the actor on two occasions last week.

"We decided he just needs to be treated like a human being, so we acknowledged him like everyone else at his table. I think that's why he came back."

Pitt's arrival has turned the glare of Hollywood on Calgary, where dozens of paparazzi and foreign media have landed to track the Oscar-nominated actor's every move.

His rumoured paramour, Angelina Jolie, has also made the trip to Calgary. Herald sources say she arrived late Friday evening from New York City with her recently adopted six-month-old daughter, Zahara Marley.

Although Pitt would appear to be the main reason for Jolie's surprise visit, the actress's father, Jon Voight, is also in Calgary to work on a film, September Dawn.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

melanie
August 23rd, 2005, 05:49 PM
'monster', i have never seen anything so wrong, foul, horrofic, sad, and downright disrespectful of woman, its too graphic and it is unnecessary.

if you ahve not seen it please dont, it actually made me vomit it wasthat sickening....

sadly they had to ruin the movie with disgusting violence against woman that si so darn graphic, i just wanted to see the story of Wurnos, not that crap..

i took it back to the video store and went burko, it is rated m and to me it should b r, so i told them so and they said that they were actually ocnsidering not hiring it anyway after so many complaints.

please save yoruself the horror and sadness and dont watch it, its sick and disgusting and a great example how holly wood will use graphic violence against woman to make dollars... yuck it should be banned....

and keanu reeves is a totaly spunk, how can you say other wise, hes sooo cute and yummy, i will watch his movies jsut to see him :angel:

jjgeonerd
August 23rd, 2005, 06:12 PM
I thought Monster was a good movie. Definitley sad though. The violence was necessary IMO so the audience understood what she went through and how she got the way she was.

I disagree completely that it was disrespectful to women. What she went through was brutal and extremely sad.

melanie
August 23rd, 2005, 06:32 PM
oh i agree, they had to set the scene so ppl understood how she ended up where she did, BUT there are ways of implying rape and torture, you do not need to act it out in a m rated movie, over here that means anyone over 15yo can see it, and to me thats jsut disgusting. it should be r rated that is only 18yo can watch.

as a woman i find such violence and torture in such a visual manenr offensive and i believe it focuses on shock factor alone, it is not the story, it is not artistic its just shocking to make dollars as far as im concerned.

not to mention i dont think its agood thing for 15yo boys or girls to watch, esp the odd sicko lookin for ideas.

violence against woman can be implied and jsut as horrific, but you know the scene im talking about and to me its jsut offensive to woman and totally unnecessary.....

i vomited after screaming hysterically for her to kill him, i was screaming 'kill nhim kill him kill him', i dont think that is a necessary emotion for ppl to have to use to make money.

do you want your 15yo sister, neice, child to watch that scene, woudl that really feel like a positive thing to do to them, no its not and i for one think such scenes should be totally banned...

there is enough sexual violence in many womans lives without using it to make money.

sexual violence against woman should never ever bee used for entertainment pure and simple. :o

jjgeonerd
August 23rd, 2005, 07:19 PM
I would agree the movie should have had an R rating. We don't have an M rating here, but it sounds like it is closer to our PG-13 (anyone over 13). Anyways...under 18 should not be able to see that movie...it is very brutal and graphic.

Maybe I'm desensitized...violent movies are the norm here...yet we get all uptight about sex. :confused:

Prin
August 23rd, 2005, 07:26 PM
I wanted to see it but I cannot watch graphic rape scenes. I just can't. Why not hint about it without showing it all graphic? It's unnecessary. I find that very disrespectful to every rape victim there ever was. It's NEVER entertainment. JMO