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    Re: Movies the Critics Loved But You Hated

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Even Shakespeare had heavy-handedly evil characters. Sure, it got a little deep with some of the more expressionistic touches, but I never get bored watching someone deal with a terrible moral quandary.
    I think the reference was to Scorsese using a full frame shot of a rat in the movie to symbolize, you got it, a "rat".

    I still liked to movie (I'll take Gangs of New York as a better Oscar pic), but it was one of the few times The Simpsons has hit a home run in recent years IMO.

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    While I can't say I actually "hated" Dancing with Wolves, I thought it was highly overrated and pretentious.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Gosford Park- I pray for each minute back spent watching this boring, awful...just...ordinary piece of garbage disguised as cinema. A great cast is still boring watch in a boring movie.

    Mulholland Drive- Yeah, weird can be stylish and it's fun to tease the audience with "what the heck?" moments, but this one left me not caring.

    Lost In Translation- Yawn. Waited for something to happen. When a reviewer tells you a movie is "...a testament to the power of a raised eyebrow, a gentle touch and a parting whisper," you know you're in for some nap time.

    Any for you guys?
    Loved all 3 of these movies for very different reasons, and #2 was one of the few David Lynch movies that I ever liked. However, I can understand why these movies aren't everyone's cup of tea.

    I disliked "Say Anything."

    I disliked much of "Crash." I didn't find most of the vignettes to be entertaining or believable (Brendan Fraser and Sandra Bullock were miscast). And as an allegory, most of the racism was so over-the-top that I don't think it advanced the dialogue about race that it purported to.

    I didn't like "Thelma and Louise" even if its heart was in the right place. Many of my exes have said that it wasn't made for my half of the population, and that may be true. But there have been plenty of other movies about the consequences of men mistreating women and driving them to extremities which have been more entertaining and believable ("Monster" comes to mind).

    I think the "The Hours" was made for a niche audience - people who hang out on suicide message boards. Somehow the critics tricked us into thinking this is something that the non-lithium majority would give a crap about.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids


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