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Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/26/22 9:06 a.m.
NickD said:

The weird thing about Avatar is that as much money as it generated, it had exactly zero impact on culture.

I think that's a testament to just how shallow it really was.

It was just one of those things that was famous and popular precisely because it was famous and popular.  Plus people had been waiting to see how Cameron was going to follow up on Titanic.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/26/22 9:06 a.m.

The last movie that I recall that WAS the best picture was Platoon in 1987.

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
1/26/22 9:07 a.m.
Jerry said:

Bullit.

Bullit is a boring cop movie with a really good car chase. Take the car chase out and its really bad. 

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
1/26/22 9:11 a.m.
z31maniac said:

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Well, that's just like, your opinion, man. 

No need for name calling because other people like something you don't. 

You can not drag this negative energy into the tournament! 

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/26/22 9:23 a.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:
z31maniac said:

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Well, that's just like, your opinion, man.

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love.

No, it's people analyzing and describing the places where their own tastes seem to differ inexplicably with the majority - in some cases, the vast majority - of others in the same general culture.

I find that interesting in an anthropological sense.

 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
1/26/22 9:26 a.m.

Man I love a lot of the movies mentioned in this thread esp Big Lebowski, Rocky Horror Picture Show, LOTR and Tarantino.

 

I really dislike most of Zack Synder's and Christopher Nolan's stuff. In a large part because a lot of their films feel so berkeleying underexposed. Hell I hate a lot of new movies because they feel like that. It is the second worst freaking trend in Hollywood behind constant remakes and sequels of everything even if the original wasn't good. Have an original idea for berkeley sake.

 

Also Avatar, Napoleon Dynamite, McGruber, almost everything Adam Sandler has done (even Adam Sandler's best movies are medicore) sucks donkey balls.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
1/26/22 9:53 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:
Beer Baron said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:
Mr. Peabody said:
STM317 said:

Not that I've seen very many, but I've never been impressed by a Tarantino movie.

I liked Reservoir dogs. I recently saw Pulp fiction for the second time and thought, what a stupid movie. I don't think it aged well.

I still don't understand why Winston Wolf doesn't drink black coffee. 

To show that he is secure enough that he can like what he likes without putting on airs to act macho. You're supposed to think a badass tough guy drinks his coffee black. Winston Wolf doesn't care how you think he's supposed to take his coffee.

It's not about image, it's about time. Black coffee is quicker and more efficient to prepare than lotsa cream lotsa sugar. 

Winston Wolf is not on your time table. You are on Winston Wolf's timetable. Winston Wolf is not using his valuable time to make his coffee. Winston Wolf is using YOUR time to make coffee. If you don't have enough time to make Winston Wolf's coffee the way he likes it, get your E36 M3 together. Winston Wolf has the rest of his E36 M3 under control to enjoy his coffee.

Now go make Winston Wolf some gourmet E36 M3.

Edit: Seriously - The fact that you didn't care for the movie (which is fine) but can remember how Winston Wolf takes his coffee speaks volumes to what a great storyteller and scriptwriter Tarantino is. Four offhand words that could be a throwaway line jump out unexpectedly and make you question your understanding of a character. That little detail is provoking more actual thought and non-BS analysis than the whole of 'Avatar'. Doesn't mean you have to like the movie, but is why people enjoy Tarantino.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
1/26/22 10:06 a.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

This thread is a celebration of the diversity of thought and opinion.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean everybody has to like it, and we can freely express our opinions.  Think how bad it would be if this were not so.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
1/26/22 10:10 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

This thread is a celebration of the diversity of thought and opinion.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean everybody has to like it, and we can freely express our opinions.  Think how bad it would be if this were not so.

Why do you hate America?

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
1/26/22 10:17 a.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

And the movie that all you /redacted insult/ love so much, The Big Lebowski.  I fast forwarded to the end in the vain hope that John Goodmans character would die spectacularly, but he didn't.  

If I ever win the lottery, I'm going to make Lebowski2, where all the characters are lying in a cancer clinic  with stage 4 tumors, and they run out of painkillers about 30 minutes in.

Can't stand that movie. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/26/22 10:24 a.m.

I saw Goodfellas first. I've tried to watch the Godfather. I just can't get going. It crawls. There was no action.

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass HalfDork
1/26/22 10:28 a.m.

Scarface

Original Gone in 60 Seconds

and what might be my most hated movie that people thought was hilarious and I was so unamused by it all - Bridesmaids. 

 

Three that come to mind quickly. 

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
1/26/22 10:44 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

This thread is a celebration of the diversity of thought and opinion.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean everybody has to like it, and we can freely express our opinions.  Think how bad it would be if this were not so.

To be clear, I'm not saying you shouldn't express these opinions. I'm saying I don't see the point. It's just negativity. Let other people enjoy what they want to enjoy.

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody MegaDork
1/26/22 11:02 a.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:
1988RedT2 said:
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

This thread is a celebration of the diversity of thought and opinion.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean everybody has to like it, and we can freely express our opinions.  Think how bad it would be if this were not so.

To be clear, I'm not saying you shouldn't express these opinions. I'm saying I don't see the point. It's just negativity. Let other people enjoy what they want to enjoy.

I'm enjoying this thread

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
1/26/22 11:10 a.m.
Mr. Peabody said:

I'm enjoying this thread

Me too!

To add another old movie to the list:  The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)  I remember going there with a girlfriend hoping for non-stop softcore porno.  What I got was a somewhat less satisfying story that has a bummer ending and runs for darn near three hours.

To be fair, I may have been too drunk at the time to fully comprehend the story, but it stands out as an overlong stinker of a movie.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
1/26/22 11:17 a.m.
Mr. Peabody said:

I'm enjoying this thread

Fair enough. Plenty of others seem to be, as well. I shall bow out.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
1/26/22 11:49 a.m.
Duke said:
NickD said:

The weird thing about Avatar is that as much money as it generated, it had exactly zero impact on culture.

I think that's a testament to just how shallow it really was.

It was just one of those things that was famous and popular precisely because it was famous and popular.  Plus people had been waiting to see how Cameron was going to follow up on Titanic.

 

Idk about zero effect on culture, there's a whole ass land in Disney dedicated to it. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/26/22 11:53 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Wait...there's Titanic Land at Disney? The last half of the ride must be AWESOME .

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/26/22 11:57 a.m.
Indy - Guy said:

Rocky Horror Picture Show.

What the actual Berk?

 

The sequel, Shock Treatment was actually much worse. It only lasted one week in the theater and when I saw it most of the people walked out before the movie was even half over. Imagine the Rocky Horror Picture Show with all of the original cast except Rocky, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. I can't believe that Amazon gets more than $10 for the 25th Anniversary DVD of this pig. In fact, I can't beleive they made any kind of DVD of it, much less a 25th Anniversary Edition.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
1/26/22 12:01 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) said:

Seriously, though. All this thread is is people E36 M3ting on stuff that other people love. I don't get it.

This thread is a celebration of the diversity of thought and opinion.  Just because something is popular doesn't mean everybody has to like it, and we can freely express our opinions.  Think how bad it would be if this were not so.

I didn't really think it was that difficult. No one is saying anyone in here shouldn't express their opinions on what they do and don't like. 

My point was it's E36 M3ty to say, "You're an idiot for liking X." Maybe that person thinks you're an idiot for not liking X? It doesn't add anything to the discussion other than being a shiny happy person. 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
1/26/22 12:04 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:
Indy - Guy said:

Rocky Horror Picture Show.

What the actual Berk?

 

The sequel, Shock Treatment was actually much worse. It only lasted one week in the theater and when I saw it most of the people walked out before the movie was even half over. Imagine the Rocky Horror Picture Show with all of the original cast except Rocky, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. I can't believe that Amazon gets more than $10 for the 25th Anniversary DVD of this pig. In fact, I can't beleive they made any kind of DVD of it, much less a 25th Anniversary Edition.

Whoa, I didn't realize they even made a sequel. RHPS is definitely not high art or anything, but not everything needs/has to be. 

I find this thread really interesting to see that you may like a lot of the same stuff as someone else, then not like a lot of stuff as well. 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/26/22 12:07 p.m.
Beer Baron said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:
Beer Baron said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:
Mr. Peabody said:
STM317 said:

Not that I've seen very many, but I've never been impressed by a Tarantino movie.

I liked Reservoir dogs. I recently saw Pulp fiction for the second time and thought, what a stupid movie. I don't think it aged well.

I still don't understand why Winston Wolf doesn't drink black coffee. 

To show that he is secure enough that he can like what he likes without putting on airs to act macho. You're supposed to think a badass tough guy drinks his coffee black. Winston Wolf doesn't care how you think he's supposed to take his coffee.

It's not about image, it's about time. Black coffee is quicker and more efficient to prepare than lotsa cream lotsa sugar. 

Winston Wolf is not on your time table. You are on Winston Wolf's timetable. Winston Wolf is not using his valuable time to make his coffee. Winston Wolf is using YOUR time to make coffee. If you don't have enough time to make Winston Wolf's coffee the way he likes it, get your E36 M3 together. Winston Wolf has the rest of his E36 M3 under control to enjoy his coffee.

Now go make Winston Wolf some gourmet E36 M3.

Edit: Seriously - The fact that you didn't care for the movie (which is fine) but can remember how Winston Wolf takes his coffee speaks volumes to what a great storyteller and scriptwriter Tarantino is. Four offhand words that could be a throwaway line jump out unexpectedly and make you question your understanding of a character. That little detail is provoking more actual thought and non-BS analysis than the whole of 'Avatar'. Doesn't mean you have to like the movie, but is why people enjoy Tarantino.

I wish they would let Tarantino make the next Star Trek movie.

I wish they would bring Sam Pekinpah back from the dead to make the next Star Trek movie.

I wish they would let ANYBODY who is NOT on the writing staff of Star Trek Discovery make the next Star Trek movie.

Bring Me the Head of Klingon Commander Kang!

 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody MegaDork
1/26/22 12:18 p.m.

I wonder how William Shatner takes his coffee?

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/26/22 12:21 p.m.
z31maniac said:
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:
Indy - Guy said:

Rocky Horror Picture Show.

What the actual Berk?

 

The sequel, Shock Treatment was actually much worse. It only lasted one week in the theater and when I saw it most of the people walked out before the movie was even half over. Imagine the Rocky Horror Picture Show with all of the original cast except Rocky, Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. I can't believe that Amazon gets more than $10 for the 25th Anniversary DVD of this pig. In fact, I can't beleive they made any kind of DVD of it, much less a 25th Anniversary Edition.

Whoa, I didn't realize they even made a sequel. RHPS is definitely not high art or anything, but not everything needs/has to be. 

I find this thread really interesting to see that you may like a lot of the same stuff as someone else, then not like a lot of stuff as well. 

Rocky Horror was kind of a big deal back when I was in high school. The local theater would run it as a midnight movie every Saturday night. People would show up dressed as their favorite characters and sing along with the movie. You could smell the cannabis in the audience. The theater even hired a guy to ride his Harley up and down the aisles during the Meat Loaf scene. No corporate movie chain would allow something like that today.

The sequel was heavily advertised, then after it tanked badly the studio took it out of the theaters after the first week and tried to pretend it never happened. I can't believe they are selling it as a DVD now.

Gunchsta
Gunchsta Dork
1/26/22 12:22 p.m.

While not exactly critically acclaimed, almost all of the late 90's early 00's comedies relied pretty heavily on homophobic slurs and mental-disability insults, most of these haven't aged very well for me. 

 

Waiting and Waterboy come to mind specifically - some chuckles to be had, but there's a definite discomfort for me now. 

 

 

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