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Old 03-14-05, 12:20 PM
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Hoosiers - IMO, one of the most cliched movies ever made. I could have turned this off after 10 minutes and still be able to relate the entire film to someone.
the thing is, at least the underlying story (the team) is based in reality, if you weren't aware. and it's certainly one reason basketball is so popular in indiana.

interestingly, somewhere around 9 of the nations 10 largest high school baseketball arenas have a hoosier zip code.

i can't verify the validity of the rest of the movie (dennis hopper's character, gene's 'troubles' ... ) maybe if i watch the SE i just bought

personally, back to topic, i havent finished 2001 yet. and it's been a good 4 years i'd say.
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Old 03-14-05, 12:29 PM
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I know I'm gonna get flamed but I bought the John Woo double pack with The Killer and Hard Boiled in it (a long time ago) and really couldn't see what the attraction was. Everything seemed staged and the squibs on the actors actually had sparks flying out of them. I ended up selling it. I do however enjoy a few other of John Woo's HK movies.
not going to flame you. when i saw these back in the early 90's, i was taken by the operatic staging of the gunfights. i had never seen anything like it. flash forward to 2005 and for the last decade amercan action films have been greatly influenced by HK action making those old John Woo flicks seem old hat.
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Old 03-14-05, 02:37 PM
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although it was only a rental, i only made it through about 30 minutes of 'dreamcatcher'.
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Old 03-14-05, 03:03 PM
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Old 03-14-05, 03:07 PM
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the thing is, at least the underlying story (the team) is based in reality, if you weren't aware. and it's certainly one reason basketball is so popular in indiana.
I knew that going in (although not the details), and it didn't make it any easier to watch. Sorry, but a kid coming off the bench to make the game winning shot, even if accurate, is waaay too cliched for my tastes.
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Dario Argentos Demons..why this gets good reviews I'll never know.
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Old 03-15-05, 09:03 AM
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So the moral of this thread (and the 100 trillion that preceded it) is THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE. Big deal. Someone has walked out of EVERYTHING at some time or other. If DVDTalk has proven many times over, NOTHING is universally liked or disliked.
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Old 03-15-05, 09:34 AM
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - fell asleep
The Village - just too slow, just bad I had to turn it off
A.I. - was just bored with it.
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Old 03-15-05, 10:09 AM
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Only movie I've ever walked out of ===> National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon

Also, the Wife made me sit down for Glimmer. Needless to say, I wasn't sitting there for long.
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Old 03-15-05, 10:14 AM
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Citizen Kane
Seven Samurai
Godfather I

Got both from Netflix, couldnt make it through more than 30min of either of the frist two. Citizen Kane was killing me with the dry story and IMHO terrible jumping around and wannabe news flashes. Seven Samurai, I couldnt follow who was who -- everyone looked the same to me so I was totally lost. I really like mob movies (Casino, Goodfellas, etc) but this just was way to long and dragging, made it through an hour.
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Old 03-15-05, 01:21 PM
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Great Topic! It's interesting to see a movie that I loved in which people walked out on. It’s a great thing to see everyone’s different tastes. A major reason why I despise movie snobs who think you’re an uneducated heathen because you feel a "classic" sucked.

Usually I will sit through any movie but Scarecrow was just too damned awful, done after 20 minutes.
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Old 03-15-05, 02:15 PM
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Yikes...lets see:

- When will I be loved (awful)
- I, Robot (I don't even know what to say about this one)

These were recent....hopefully I'll think of some additional titles soon.
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Old 03-15-05, 02:24 PM
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Get Shorty - Only movie I walked out of a theatre on.

Lost in Translation - snore
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Old 03-15-05, 02:45 PM
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Yikes...lets see:

- When will I be loved (awful)
- I, Robot (I don't even know what to say about this one)

These were recent....hopefully I'll think of some additional titles soon.
What didn't you like about I, Robot. It got pretty mediocore (to bad) reviews, but I found it enjoyable. I'd guess many of the bad reviews came from people familiar with the Asimov story (I wasn't).

Mine are:
Unbreakable
Happiness

Those are the ones I can think of, but there are probably quite a few others. I've never walked out of a theater (though I've wanted to) yet.
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Old 03-15-05, 02:46 PM
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A major reason why I despise movie snobs who think you’re an uneducated heathen because you feel a "classic" sucked.
Nobody said you have to like all classics, but "like" and "good" aren't the same thing. And if you can't make the difference then yeah, I'd call you an uneducated heathen.

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Old 03-15-05, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
Mine are:
Unbreakable
Happiness

Those are the ones I can think of, but there are probably quite a few others. I've never walked out of a theater (though I've wanted to) yet.
Happiness is definitely one of the very few movies that I can understand somebody turning off halfway through.

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Old 03-15-05, 04:37 PM
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Friday Night Lights - I'm a huge high school football fan, but after two attempts I just couldn't make it through this movie.
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Old 03-15-05, 04:57 PM
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Caught Up.

I bought it and sold it the same day.
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How about movie(s) I wish I didn't finish?

I F<3 Huckabees
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Old 03-15-05, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by dyevin
although it was only a rental, i only made it through about 30 minutes of 'dreamcatcher'.
i need to add a few here...

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Old 03-15-05, 08:52 PM
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The Spanish version of Dracula - I got done watching the original and didn't want to sit through basically the same thing again

Moulin Rouge - It reminded me of the awful Romeo and Juliet (MTV music video/Charlies Angels 2 style) movie I got stuck at watching at work

The craptastic play that was a special feature on Backwoods - This was awful and it was a full length play. It just went on and on and never stopped until I took it out of the dvd player.
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Old 03-15-05, 08:54 PM
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hi, i am new to this site . only movie i ever walked out of was can t buy me love
with patrick dempsey.actually left the wife alone in the theater while i waited in
the lobby. as for watching at home the movie paycheck lasted 10 minutes before
i hit the the stop button
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Old 03-16-05, 10:38 AM
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I have to say sitting thru Lost in Translation in the theatre was difficult. One of the most overrated films of the last 5 years.
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Old 03-16-05, 04:15 PM
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I couldn't finish Chinese Connection with the English dub. Just dreadfully bad, I turned it off after about 20 minutes.
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