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Mainstream Hollywood films
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20.00%
Indie/Foreign films
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24.00%
Both Equally
27
54.00%
Only films starring Twikoff
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Which do you prefer - Mainstream Hollywood films or Indie/Foreign?

Old 03-25-04, 12:12 PM
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Which do you prefer - Mainstream Hollywood films or Indie/Foreign?

Just wanted to see what films you prefer to see. I know everyone has their own particular tastes and this is a broad range but I'd like to see how the % turns out. Thanks!
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I only watch blockbuster action flicks directed by guys like Michael Bay and James Cameron.
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I would love to watch blockbuster action flicks directed by Indie directors.

Conversely, I would love to see an Indie/Foreign flick by guys like Michael Bay and James Cameron.
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Both turn out a lot of great stuff.

Both also churn crap like butter.

So it's equal for me.
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Both have their good and bad.
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I tend to favour the indie/foreign genre, but I always look forward to the summer-action popcorn movies as well.

(and I love horror/Troma/sex-ploitation flicks)
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i seem to like more the Blockbuster Mainstream type films, but the occasional Indie fim is great
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I like to bash a film because it's mainstream, and then duck out of the thread when somebody asks if I've actually seen it.
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Just to give my opinion, like Giles, I prefer Indie/Foreign but I also like the summer popcorn films too.

The % of indie/foreign films I like is much higher than the % of mainstream Hollywood films.
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I would say they are both equal. the amount of crap produced by both Indie and Hollywood is high while the both produce a number of good films.

Over all, I like films that I like. Indie, Hollywood, Bollywood, etc. it's all good if you ask me.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I like to bash a film because it's mainstream, and then duck out of the thread when somebody asks if I've actually seen it.


I picked equally. As long as it's a good movie, then I don't care either way.

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Though I must admit, A bad indie/foreign film can stink FAR worse then a bad hollywood blockbuster.
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I prefer both equally since both can be equally good/bad.
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My interest has totally moved to foreign cinema now. Hollywood hasn't put anything out lately that has pulled me back.

I voted for both though since this might just be a phase until Hollywood throws some stuff out that catches my interest.
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It usually depends on the film, but I guess I like them both equally.
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It's about the film, not the budget. Lots of mainstream movies are pure genius, others are crapfests. Lots of indie/foreign movies are pure genius, others are crapfests.
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Originally posted by neiname
I would love to watch blockbuster action flicks directed by Indie directors.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
Though I must admit, A bad indie/foreign film can stink FAR worse then a bad hollywood blockbuster.
This is true. Bad indie flicks tend to digress into boring montages featuring gay cowboys eating pudding. At least bad blockbusters usually have shit blowing up.
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exactly. Give me the shit blowing up over the gay cowboy any day!
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So, there is only Hollywood Mainstream, and Indie/Foreign???

I think there are many titles in my collection that wouldn't be Hollywood Mainstream, but most of them certainly aren't Indie/Foreign, either...

I like classics, 80s films, sci-fi/fantasy, old vaudevillian comedies, anime, slasher films, samurai & kung fu flicks, cheesy comedies, etc., etc., etc.

Many of Hollywood's blockbuster popcorn flicks don't really appeal to me, but there are many other films from Hollywood that I do like.
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As long as the film is good I don't care who makes it.
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I prefer to watch a good movie. Doesn't matter if it's Hollywood or Indie/Foreign.
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