a movie I hate

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  1. b.c.

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    Movies I hate? Hate is a pretty strong word for a movie because in order for me to "hate" one I'd have to had sat thru one long enough...a highly unlikely scenario. Last time I tried was for Borat. Five or ten minutes into it and I knew I couldn't watch anymore.

    Adam Sandler movies for the most part aren't my cup of tea either.

    Oddly two of my favorite movies (Blues Brothers and From Dusk to Dawn) were mentioned in earlier lists.

    Generally I don't like ganster movies ( The Godfather et al.) thought I did like two movies that starred Robert Dinero and Joe Pesci (Casino and the other I can't recall the title of).

    I guess the one that comes closest to actual "hate" is the movie Scarface (curiously a "must have" amonst the modern day "gangst" set).

    Loved Pacino in a number of other roles, but watchin' this bum of a character talking thru the whole movie like he's gotta spit or something was more than I could take. ("Say hello to my widdle friend.")
     
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    Sorry if I offend anybody but anything with Karate or Kung fu, any martial arts. I hate the sound effects in that shit!
     
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    eh? You mean actors running up walls and soaring effortlessly through the air across balconies and stairwells during fights?
     
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    Right! I've had to sit through too many of those. I hate em!
     
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    The Phantasm movies!!! Not sure how many there are, I've seen 2 or 3 and don't know why. I HATE them!
     
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    That would be Goodfellas, then.

    Both great gangster movies (which you don't like) but each have something in common - based (pretty closely) on real events.

    Unfortunately, there main downfall (if those movies had one) is that both Robert and Joe were playing...errr. Robert & Joe. And they milked their Box-Office almost self-parodying styles for more than just those two films.

    The Godfather, on the other hand, was fiction - but based on (what we can only presume as being) fact.

    First-Class acting was called for (and achieved, by the entire cast).

    Easier to research a real historical figure and act accordingly than to have to invent your own, fictional persona, I'd have thought.

    Reminds me of the reported exchange between Sir Larry (Olivier) and Dustin (Hoffman) when they were filming "Marathon Man".

    Dustin was a "Method Actor" (i.e. he actually "lived" the part he was playing in order to be more convincing in the role). He took his character home with him and everything. De Niro did the same in his films (thankfully, he never beat the crap out of his wife whilst filming "Raging Bull" - Oh, yeah. he's never married. Black whores are his predilection and as everyone knows, white boys don't marry them).

    Anyway, I digress.

    Olivier went on-set one day to find Hoffman running around the lake in Central Park.

    "I had no idea you really were into running marathons" he observed.

    "I'm not, sir, I'm just getting into my part" Dustin replied.

    "What's that?" said Sir Larry>

    "Well, in order to appear like a real marathon runner, I figure it's best I learn to run a marathon". said Dustin.

    "Has it never occurred to you to ACT, dear boy?" was Laurence's retort. "What are they paying us for? You ARE an actor?"

    If that ain't genius, I don't know what is.
     
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    I think the reason I liked the two movies I mentioned was probably because they were closer to real events.

    The narrative style of Casino for example is presented with a kind of tongue-in-cheek self-effacement - more tolerable for me than movies that present a rather unapologetic glamorization of something that should be abhorrent to values most of us should have as a society.

    Even though Pesci's characters in both movies pull off a lot of shit, they ultimately pay the price for their actions, as one would expect. The viewer is not made to feel sentimentally attached to them (or at least I wasn't), unlike the movies that seem to glamorize such individuals - and so one takes comfort when "Nicky" and "Tommy" gets their "just deserves".

    As for marrying "whores", I don't know too many guys (black or white) who'd run out and hitch up with one of any color (or is that colour?).
     
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    I loved "Armageddon" until someone told me it wasn't a comedy.
     
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