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    Movies you thought would be great but turned out to be a snooze?

    I'll start: The Bucket List. Nicholson AND Freeman, in the same flick? Gotta be killer, right? Wrong. Yawn.

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    Liked the bucket list.

    We watched the Big Lebowski for the first time about a week ago. Decent movie but I don't see how it became a cult film for a lot of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA View Post
    Liked the bucket list.

    We watched the Big Lebowski for the first time about a week ago. Decent movie but I don't see how it became a cult film for a lot of people.
    watched a couple of min. of the ridiculous scene at the race track in Bucket List and tuned out...just effin' terrible. maybe even worse than that...tear-jerker crap annoys me.

    have seen Big L at least 7 times...it's good stuff. the Dude abides, what else can one say.

    meh, different strokes...

    watched 'The Town' with Ben Afleck this wkend, altho it got very positive reviews, it was just a poorly executed ripoff of Heat.
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    Big Lebowski
    The Godfather
    Clerks
    The Breakfast Club
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    Watchmen.

    Was way excited for it, then it got delayed and the interest waned.
    Finally got around to watching, made it halfway through then went to bed.

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    Inception, God that was a turd. Half way through it I was ready to leave.

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    hmm... recently Mongul put me to sleep

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    God what a waste of $$$, time, and celluloid. Yuckk.

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    Finding Nemo
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    Tron. I loved that movie in the 80's. What a lousy make that was.

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    Spinal Tap.

    Oh, and the remake of True Grit.
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    Really? Sure it wasn't John Wayne, but I thought it the girl stole the show and it was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknelson View Post
    Really? Sure it wasn't John Wayne, but I thought it the girl stole the show and it was pretty good.
    Okay, okay. She was great. Soooo much better than Kim Darby. And yeah, if I had to choose which one of 'em went into the meat grinder, I'd let Glen Campbell end up as Alpo and not Matt Damon. But I just found the pacing so tedious, and Bridges so affected. And Barry Pepper playing Robert Duvall playing Ned Pepper got old after one line.

    I know Wayne - at that point - was just playing John Wayne, but when he rode out against Duval crying "fill your hands you sonuvab--ch!" I bought it. When Bridges did it... yawn.

    I did love, at the very end, when she went to visit the Wild West Show and told Frank James that he was nothing but rebel scum.
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    The last couple (read all) Harry Potter movies.

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    Shutter Island. The commercials made it look much more exciting than it was. There would be a minute of action followed by 30 minutes of extreme boredom, and the movie was way too long for its own good. Lame-o-rama.

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    Moonstruck
    Rain Man

    turned off Swingers haflway through, but then tried again a few years later and actually like it.

    Tried both of those others, too. Both huge yawners.
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    Inception.

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    Sucker Punch.

    literally fell asleep at one point. wife had to elbow me.

    if you're going to spend the money the studio gave you on your own personal jailbait/schoolgirl uniform/wankfest, at least include some continuity and dialog.

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    My top five, in no particular order:

    "The English Patient." Like celluloid Seconal that you take optically.

    "Godfather III." I should've known better than to trust any franchise into a third go-round.

    "Malcolm X." I saw it in a crowded theatre, where my wife and I were literally the only white folk there, and I actually fell asleep. Heavy, head-back-snoring-loudly asleep; the wife was not amused. Neither were the other moviegoers.

    "Taken." Has Liam Neeson become the next Michael Caine, doing any role that pays?

    "Memento." A better title would've been "Forgettable."

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    "Taken." Has Liam Neeson become the next Michael Caine, doing any role that pays?
    Earlier today I almost posted this as my second nominee. I was expecting something intelligent, along the general lines of "Frantic." Instead I got a mindless, Ahnold-style body count flick.

    The worst part? I didn't see this turd in the theater but instead bought it on DVD, purely on the strength of Neeson's presence. What a waste!
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    Yeah, Godfather III was pretty awful. If Sophia Coppola were any more wooden, she would have sprouted leaves.

    Spiderman IIII - when the franchise went the way of Batman&Robin.

    The King's Speech - I liked Rush and Carter, but Firth didn't make me want to see him get better.

    The Fighter - so much over-the-top acting, though Bale deserved the Oscar for the risks he took with the role.

    My problem is that I don't usually watch movies until they're out on DVD. By then, I'm probably too influenced by the press they've gotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krott5333 View Post
    Big Lebowski
    The Godfather
    Clerks
    The Breakfast Club
    WALL-E
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    Shutter Island. The commercials made it look much more exciting than it was. There would be a minute of action followed by 30 minutes of extreme boredom, and the movie was way too long for its own good. Lame-o-rama.
    I LOVED it when I first saw it. Then tried to watch it again and didn't last 15 minutes.

    My biggest yawner, most recently: Tree of Life. And I love Malick.
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