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well im one of those "i saw it before it got popular" kinda guys and i still like it.

This is exactly what every Darko fan boy says to themselvs...

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OK, im looking forward to curse of the golden flower.

Saw 300, thought it was terrible, just not at all engaging, all cliches and crap. The young girl who danced around in the sheer fabric was strange, I understand she was supposed to be the young nubile sort, .... I dont know what they were thinking but it was terrible and went on for too too long, ten seconds would have done the job, its lasted about a minute and felt like a bit of a sofcore interlude.

The narration really made me cringe, "no room for softness in a spartans heart" ha! "Bold and strong. Bold and strong is the spartans way..".

I know it wasnt meant to be but it really so so macho and cliche it felt camp.

That said, i really did only watch it for lena headley, mmmm.

Mel Gibson - I really really rate apocalypto and the passion of christ. Im looking forward to see what he does next. Its felt really refreshing to see a "ancient" film that didnt feel cheesy or cliche'd. I know people think his films are gore filled, they are and I think its understandable because the 2 civilisations hes dealt with so far were pretty extreme. To me I see his films as straight representations of these times, not underplayed or softened and not sensationalised or exaggerated.

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The Big Lebowski must be one of the most stupid films I've EVER seen!

Same goes for Little Miss Sunshine (wtf! It's in the top 250 of imdb!)

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The following deserve all the hype that they get and anyone who doesn't think so sucks:

Pulp Fiction

Reservoir Dogs

Oldboy

The Big Lebowski

In the Mood for Love

Snatch

Children of Men

Fuck Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, Kill Bill, and Fahrenheit 9/11, and Crash, and 300 is overrated but wasn't a horrible movie.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong and has bad taste in movies.

come onnnn. i agree with most of what is being said here, especially garden state and v for vendetta irritated me. but its rediculous to say that anyone who likes those movies (quite a few people i believe!) have bad taste in movies.

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come onnnn. i agree with most of what is being said here, especially garden state and v for vendetta irritated me. but its rediculous to say that anyone who likes those movies (quite a few people i believe!) have bad taste in movies.

i dont know, his list was pretty spot on except for crash

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whooaaaa...the Big Lebowski is a spectacular movie. Go watch it again. Yeah, its dumb, but its spectacular. And its got some great one-liners. Now I wanna watch it...stupid school.

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i dont know, his list was pretty spot on except for crash

not the point. you cant make generalizations like that about everyone who disagrees with you having bad taste in movies.

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TIP Tarantinos Reservoir Dogs was a ground breaking film in the way it was constructed and also the way he used dialog. It was also a very low budget film. It had a huge impact on the way other directors started making films. Any time an artist can have that kind of impact on an art form its important.

frog and pops, i just watched reservoir dogs (for the first time ever, i'm ashamed of myself) and i have to agree. maybe it's my penchant for gangster films, or maybe it's my love of black comedy, but i liked reservoir dogs much better than pulp fiction (but then pulp fiction is pretty black too isn't it?). i do take back what i said about tarantino though...i definitely generalised without having seen enough of his stuff.

fucking awesome movie. sorry i'm so late on the train. :o

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it's my penchant for gangster films

maybe you'd enjoy gangster number one. disregard this if you've already seen it.

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maybe you'd enjoy gangster number one. disregard this if you've already seen it.

not seen it, will take you up on that recommendation. :cool:

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id love to watch scarface again, just to be able to better express why it sucks so much. but i cant put myself through pacinos accent, and i know if i throw it on, every 17 year old high school dropout in my neighborhood will be magnettically drawn to my living room.

but fuck scarface.

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Dreamgirls. Babel.

Movies of today lack the lustre they had years ago.

Just my 2 cents.

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Babel is shit. As is 21 Grams, Short Cuts, Crash, and many other so called "films" that just shit all over the idea of a good story, in favor of a fractured reality where everyones lives intersect all the time for no good reason.

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old boy...

you shutb your dirty mouth about old boy:mad:

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Agree with Donnie Darko. Certainly not a bad movie, but nowhere near cumworthy as people praise it to be.

Ditto on Napolean Dynamite, as well. Fuck, Jon Heder gets more annoying the more I see him.

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I don't understand the people who hate on movies like 300, Matrix, or LoTR. None of these things are meant to be high art or any kind of barometer for intellectualism. They're popular because they executed their core concepts well, and were for the most part, a pleasant surprise for audiences. Can you name 5 sci-fi movies more ambitious or better executed than the first Matrix? Can you do the same for LoTR with fantansy movies?

Half the movies listed in here are *niche* films which were produced from singular source material or represents the style of a kooky director. Saying Old Boy is overrated makes no sense since that film was practically never on the cultural radar. The only way you hear about something like that is from the minority whom it did appeal to, whereas 90% of the population would be offended/never watch it in the first place. You hate it? Welcome to the majority. The movie is still not overrated.

Honestly, the only movie that I did not enjoy upon first viewing, which then became popular to the point of bothering me, was Napoleon Dynamite. All the other stuff, like Garden State, Little Miss Sunshine, etc....had their own charm and I was happy to see them succeed in a field against movies like Big Mama's House and latter day Ben Stiller projects.

Edit: I also hate hate hate Scarface, but mostly because people treat Al Pacino's character like some latter day badass Jesus figure instead of an extremely sad and flawed man who met a miserable end that was entirely his own fault. I'm exasperated by the film's fans/misguided influence, and not the film itself, which is a distinction that I think a lot of you guys are not making.

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300 for sure..

i fell asleep through that movie,

well except when the girl gets fcked. pretty dank id have to admit.

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Babel is shit. As is 21 Grams, Short Cuts, Crash, and many other so called "films" that just shit all over the idea of a good story, in favor of a fractured reality where everyones lives intersect all the time for no good reason.

this is true

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Honest question, do these have to be movies we have seen and reject? Or just hate on general principle?

Cause i think either way its somewhat justifed based on the topic...

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Pretty much all Spielberg outside of Jaws - the dude is a schlockmeister who's only talent is manipulating the audience's most base reflexes. He is completely unable to reveal character. Oh yeah, Munich wasn't too bad.

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trainspotting....heroin is not like that...that movie is bullshit.

You aren't the authority on H, also it never claims to be a docu so whether or not the drugs representation is 100% accurate or not is almost void.

I think it's a great film.

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I might get lynched for this but I just saw the Last Great King of Scotland....and I didnt really think it was all that great.

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The following deserve all the hype that they get and anyone who doesn't think so sucks:

Pulp Fiction

Reservoir Dogs

Oldboy

The Big Lebowski

In the Mood for Love

Snatch

Children of Men

Fuck Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite, Kill Bill, and Fahrenheit 9/11, and Crash, and 300 is overrated but wasn't a horrible movie.

Anyone who disagrees is wrong and has bad taste in movies.

+1. I must say I liked the Kill Bills, but they're a guilty pleasure. I can understand why people don't.

Amelie .......

I'll fight you to the death

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I think Zoolander is one of the worst films, not even remotely funny. Overrated. Everyone I know rates it as top comedy...I don't understand why.

And Amelie is one of the cutest films ever...!

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I don't know who, besides high school kids and retarded fratboys, rates 'Zoolander' as a top comedy. The movie was popular cause it was the first comedy after 9/11 and I never met anyone who would watch it more than once.

I loathe 'Amelie'.

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300...I fell asleep half-way through the movie. And what was up with all the bad people being black?

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