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Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
1/26/22 12:26 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

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

Toebra
Toebra Dork
1/26/22 3:40 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Dating myself here, but "Out of Africa."  Much critical acclaim, but in reality, a painfully long and wretchedly boring piece of rubbish.  Nothing against Streep or Redford, but as for the screenplay--some stories are just not interesting enough to make a film that runs for over two and a half hours. 

All of this, see also, Bridges of Madison County

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
1/26/22 3:44 p.m.
Beer Baron said:
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

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

I was having a little trouble imagining exactly what a Star Trek movie by Tarantino might look like, but your meme, or should I say the meme you posted, is brilliant.  Thanks for clearing that up! laugh

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
1/26/22 3:48 p.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/26/22 4:41 p.m.
stroker
stroker UberDork
1/28/22 4:40 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

It could actually happen...

https://screenrant.com/star-trek-quentin-tarantino/

that's a thread in itself.  I thought of a better candidate for a TOS episode that Tarantino could do really well. 

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago UberDork
1/28/22 4:54 p.m.
Gunchsta said:

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. 

 

 

Yeah that's pretty tough. Those movies were my prime teenage years so they're near and dear to my heart, but man the gay slurs are so grating now. I'm glad we moved on so fast from them. At least in mass media. 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
1/28/22 5:34 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Dating myself here, but "Out of Africa."  Much critical acclaim, but in reality, a painfully long and wretchedly boring piece of rubbish.  Nothing against Streep or Redford, but as for the screenplay--some stories are just not interesting enough to make a film that runs for over two and a half hours. 

I loved the aerial scenes.  Otherwise...meh.  

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
1/28/22 5:50 p.m.

I haven't read the whole thing but:

Easy Rider

Two Lane Blacktop

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Clearly, I don't have the proper chemical assistance on board to make those movies watchable.

docwyte
docwyte PowerDork
1/28/22 6:19 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/28/22 6:24 p.m.
ShawnG said:

I haven't read the whole thing but:

Easy Rider

Two Lane Blacktop

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Clearly, I don't have the proper chemical assistance on board to make those movies watchable.

If you were old enough to see those movies in the theater you were probably too stoned to follow the plot.

Vanishing Point was much better than those three, if only because of the Dodge Challenger and Cleavon Little as the DJ. Kowalski was detached but it was up to your imagination to understand what made him that way.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/28/22 6:38 p.m.

Electra Glide in Blue is another strange movie from the 70's with a lot of cars and motorcycles in it that was shot in the desert. It was James Guercio's first, last and only attempt to direct a movie. Since his claim to fame was producing the band Chicago, several members of the band joined Robert Blake in the cast. The soundtrack was also done by Chicago and was better than the actual movie.

The movie looks to have been shot in the same desert between Arizona and California where Vanishing Point was shot. Parts of The Gumball Rally were also shot in that part of the country along with several low budget Toby Halicki movies.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/28/22 8:46 p.m.

I freakin' hated The Hunt for Red October.  Mostly because the book was grounded enough in technical accuracy that a TLA gave the insurance-broker writer a visit to find out just how he got all the info he did, while the movie Hollywooded away most of the story, characters, and plot points, and introduced crap like the ability to remotely detonate a torpedo.  I watched the movie once and then threw the DVD out.

 

Only linking this video because the commentor described the Alfa-class submarine  as "like a Miata with a Corvette engine". 

 

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/29/22 6:00 p.m.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Cloud Atlas

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/29/22 6:01 p.m.

I'm seeing many instances of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  How can you not like it?  It's a berkeleying classic piece of art.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' UltraDork
1/29/22 6:29 p.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm seeing many instances of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  How can you not like it?  It's a berkeleying classic piece of art.

...and 90 minutes of Susan Sarandon sleeping would deserve an Oscar;  RHPS, berk yeah!

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
1/29/22 6:41 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Good video. I liked that The Enemy Below was included, but also wished Ice Station Zebra was also covered.

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
1/29/22 7:17 p.m.
ShawnG said:

Two Lane Blacktop

As a movie its horrible, as vintage car porn its world class.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
1/29/22 7:19 p.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm seeing many instances of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  How can you not like it?  It's a berkeleying classic piece of art.

I can see it being tremendous art. I can see it being fun to see with a bunch of other weirdos at midnight with toast. Still a E36 M3ty movie. 

andy_b
andy_b New Reader
1/29/22 7:24 p.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm seeing many instances of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  How can you not like it?  It's a berkeleying classic piece of art.

I'm with you.  I can understand the argument that Rocky Horror is not a good "film", but it is a phenomenal piece of art and entertainment. 

andy_b
andy_b New Reader
1/29/22 7:25 p.m.

My entry to this list is "Lost in Translation". There must be something I missed, because I found it to bounce back and forth between boring and uncomfortable. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
1/29/22 7:25 p.m.

In reply to ShawnG :

Did anyone actually enjoy two lane blacktop? The cult status is basically from stoners, james Taylor and beach boys fans, and people there for the car porn. 

gearheadmb
gearheadmb UltraDork
1/29/22 9:06 p.m.
mtn said:

In reply to ShawnG :

Did anyone actually enjoy two lane blacktop? The cult status is basically from stoners, james Taylor and beach boys fans, and people there for the car porn. 

Yeah, all those people you just mentioned, they liked it. Myself included. The acting is bad, there really isn't a plot or story to amount to anything, but I would rather watch a primer grey shoebox with loud pipes for 100 minutes than another super hero movie.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/29/22 9:20 p.m.

Two Lane Blacktop is an empty movie because the characters' lives are empty. It's a philosophical one liner.  As soon as you realize that there is no need to watch the rest of the movie unless you really like old cars. C'mon, the characters don't even have actual names.

RHPS is objectively bad as a movie but it is fantastic as an entertainment experience. But there is less than no point in sitting at home on your couch watching it.

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/29/22 9:24 p.m.

In reply to Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) :

Oddly enough, I don't remember disliking Cloud Atlas.  That's the one where all the characters are in each others' stories, right?

 

 

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