a movie I hate

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    I love and hate horror films, I'd love to be truly scared by one, it's never going to happen, I've seen so many over the years and none of them have sent me to bed scared, the ones that came closest to scaring me were the original 'The Haunting', you never see anything and there's still a claustrophobic sense of something building towards a climax despite there being very little true action, 'Night of The Demon', quite a barebones script but with a sense of implacable inevitability that the baddy is going to get his in the end, and 'Psycho', you know what's going to happen and you still mentally shout at her to get out, all old films and very atmospheric. I could watch 'The Exorcist', 'Rosemary's Baby', 'Evil Dead', all the films usually listed as 'scariest' alone in a cemetery on Halloween and not be the least bit terrified.
     
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    Heh, that was the only thing that saved me from disliking Moulin Rouge. Other than that the characters were incredibly dull (and I didn't like a lot of the music).

    Worst movies I've seen are The Weatherman (with Nicolas Cage, I hated every character in it) and Lucky Number Slevin (any movie that takes upwards of 20 minutes to explain the twist is just plain bad). I wanted to claw my eyes out during both.
     
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    I actually love this movie and will drop everything to watch it when ever it's on.

    With the exception of Selena, I have yet to like anything in which Jennifer Lopez attempts to act.
     
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    I thought that til I saw the Ring - but then I was sleeping next to a big fucking TV at the time... bad move.
     
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    Any film Julia Roberts is in, I think she is overrated.
     
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    God I hate The Ring. It's like the movie version of all those insidiously stupid chain letters you get in your e-mail inbox. ugh. So dumb. So not scary. and that's got me thinking of other awful horror movies I've hated. Let's see... already listed:

    The Ring
    The Blair Witch Project
    Hostel (big budget snuff film)

    should add:

    The Grudge
    Friday the 13th
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    I Know What You Did Last Summer (tried to be as clever and charasmatic as Scream, failed miserably)
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse (the first one was bad, too, but not so bad that I can say I hated it)
    House of 1000 Corpses (the poor man's Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
    for that matter: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake
    The Exorcist (pure camp)
    Signs (Shamalamallama is sooooooo overrated)
    The Village (ditto. so damn pretentious as a filmmaker, too)
    Halloween
    any and all sequels to the above movies

    Only "horror" films I can think of that I've liked, and that's probably because all of these could arguably inhabit other genres:
    Alien
    Aliens
    The Terminator
    Scream
    to a much lesser extent.. Scream 2
    Jurassic Park
    Fire in the Sky
    The Sixth Sense
    The Shining (kind of dumb, but Nicholson and Kubrick elevate this)
    Sleepy Hollow

    none of the above scared me, either, but at least they were entertaining because they didn't rely on shocking or grossing-out their audience to be their only inherent value.

    In fairness, Fire in the Sky did give me the heebie-jeebies.
     
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    On re-watch the Ring was not at all scarey and, yes, even a little lame - but the first time I watched it, I have to confess, it freaked me out. In a way I've not been freaked out since I was a kid watching the Fog. Lasted 2 nights, then I got over it. :dunno:
     
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    I avoid like the plague anything which stars:
    Will Ferrell
    Martin Short
    Adam Sandler
    Pauly Shore
     
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    Anything with Lee Evans in, he's like a sweat machine, reminds me of a modern day version of the vile Norman Wisdom.
     
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    I hated "the Three Amigos" The only movie I ever wanted to walk out on....and I was on an airplane at the time (brr,ummp,ummp)
    The only movie I ever wanted to walk out of the movie theater because of.
    The person I was with did not want to leave.
    I could not find a laugh in the whole thing...and I am a huge Steve Martin fan...especially his early movies.
     
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    I like Ferrell and Short alright.

    Sandler I think is hit-and-miss. I've hated, despised, and/or strongly disliked:
    Little Nicky
    The Waterboy
    Mr. Deeds
    Big Daddy
    Billy Madison

    on the other hand, I've liked:
    Happy Gilmore
    The Wedding Singer
    50 First Dates

    I think he's much more tolerable when he plays a character approaching normal.

    Pauly Shore I don't think anyone likes... how the hell did he make so many movies?
     
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    The original Halloween and Friday the 13th were, at the very least, much better than any of their sequels. I'll give them that much. Still not my cup of tea.

    I know the Exorcist is widely regarded as the best horror film of all time. That's part of why I hate it. I find it to be awful, and more laugh-out-loud funny than scary.

    The Village... I hate how M Night's movies all HAVE to have some stupid twist in them now, since that's what he got famous for with 6th Sense. The Village was IMO the worst case of this, there were several very forced very hokey twists throughout the course of the movie, before you got to the BIG twist at the end, which in addition to rendering all the previous twists pointless and lame, I thought was just kind of dumb and a cheap way to end a film that had been very deceptively marketed and executed. I think the premise of the film could have had some promise in the hands of a better director.

    btw, I also HATE Unbreakable. M Night's worst, IMO, though I've never seen his latest one which all the critics seemed to agree was awful.
     
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    So many movies?...all I can remember form his is that terrible Biodome movie.


    The only movie I liked out of those four actors is Elf. I think it was an instant Christmas clssic.

    Ferrell, Short and Sandler were great on SNL.
     
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    Between 1992 and 1996 he had starring roles in Encino Man, Son in Law, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, and Bio-Dome. He had supporting roles in A Goofy Movie and Class Act. In 1997, he got his own TV show, which was cancelled after five episodes and more or less ended his career.... though he has made numerous television appearances since then.
     
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    I hated Unbreakable it should have been called Unwatchable, as bad as it was, his last movie (Lady in the Water..I think that's what it was called) was worse.

    I remember reading the book the Exorcist and being so scared I had to put it down, and continue later.

    I was young when I saw the movie and was terrified.
     
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    Horror movies get a bad rap.

    The Descent - one of the best movies of 2005. It was very well-made, probably because it wasn't a Hollywood movie.

    The Ring - wasn't scary, but it was sufficiently creepy.

    The Blair Witch Project - if you've ever been lost in the woods, especially as a kid, I'm sure you'd appreciate this movie much more.

    Saw and Saw II - These movies are a guilty pleasure.
     
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    have hated all of those, except Saw II and The Descent which I never saw, and I've been lost in the woods before.

    anyway, c'mon rec... you're supposed to be naming movies you hate.
     
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    Laughing....they got away with it because those reviewing it for approval were so horrified at the train wreck they were watching they signed off by accident! :biggrin1: :tongue: :wink:

    Movies I never, ever watch and won't are horror ones. People getting killed, chopped up, blood and gore, physically makes me ill. I would have thought it wouldn't bother me because of my job, but if anything it makes me more sensitive.

    To catch up, as far as actors go, I will NOT or no longer see any movies with Sean Penn, Winona Ryder, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Chris Rock, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Lopez. There are more, but these are the top that I can not stand for one reason or another and it takes any enjoyment out of the show.
     
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    Showgirls is so bad that it's GOOD.

    As far as these actors go. I think that Sean Penn is a very good actor.
    Tom Cruise I don't really like, but if he is in a movie that looks good, I will see it. I think I have seen most of his movies except the Last Samurai, Top Gun and Born on the Fourth of July.
     
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