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25 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

So true.  IMO a lot of the older comedies are similar if their lack of funny - Caddyshack, Airpane!, etc..  

Great comedies shouldn't hold up. If they were great they got copied and if they got copied then the thing that made them funny isn't unexpected anymore.  And that's before all the culture change that happens over time. The rare comedies that hold up over time are things like Mr. Bean which you can't really copy and weren't really THAT funny to begin with. 

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Hate every one of the Hangover movies.

Hate Black Panther.

The Passion of the Christ was so boring I fell asleep while in the theater.

Someone tell Will Smith that he is a has-been and his recent movies have sucked over the past decade.

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15 minutes ago, Todem said:

So have I man. 

Leaving Las Vegas

Honeymoon in Vegas

Con Air

Face Off

 

Love them.

Raising Arizona and... uh...

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Shirley Airplane! is still funny.  

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1 minute ago, jon_mx said:

Shirley Airplane! is still funny.  

I agree,  but don't call me Shirley.

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1 hour ago, Gally said:

You must be forgetting Young Frankenstein.  

Am I though?

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Almost every movie made before 1980 is garbage, even the classics have terrible acting. 

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1 minute ago, ConstruxBoy said:

Am I though?

Yes

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Just now, huthut said:

Almost every movie made before 1980 is garbage, even the classics have terrible acting. 

The OP said controversial not preposterous.

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18 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

Shirley Airplane! is still funny.  

It is for us but a lot of the jokes don't hold up for the younger crowd.  What's a white courtesy phone?  What is boy's life magazine?  Could kids really go into the cockpit during a flight back then?  And I speak jive somehow looks even more racist now than it actually was back then.  There's still plenty of good laughs but it's not the same decades later. 

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1 hour ago, bostonfred said:

Great comedies shouldn't hold up. If they were great they got copied and if they got copied then the thing that made them funny isn't unexpected anymore.  And that's before all the culture change that happens over time. The rare comedies that hold up over time are things like Mr. Bean which you can't really copy and weren't really THAT funny to begin with. 

I’d disagree with that take. I think there are plenty of great ones that hold up.  “Some Like It Hot” holds up because no one can copy Billy Wilder even if they tried. “It Happened One Night“ has influenced every romantic comedy ever made for over 80 years, and it still stands as the greatest of them all.

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The first good James Bond movie was Golden Eye.

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Ghostbusters and the Karate Kid are in the top 5 movies of all time. 

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Big Lebowski, while having a couple decent quotable lines, is a dumb, dumb movie.

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The English Patient was actually very good 

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The Godfathers suck.

This Boy's Life was a great comedy.

Randy Quaid was one of the finest actors of his generation.

Pulp Fiction is overrated and gets worse every time I see it and it would have been better off not being made since it fueled John Travolta's comeback.

Deadwood is the greatest show ever.

True Romance is one of the greatest movies ever and the coke sale scene with Lee Donowitz was one of the greatest scenes ever.

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3 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

So true.  IMO a lot of the older comedies are similar if their lack of funny - Caddyshack, Airpane!, etc..  

Airplane! is still fantastic.  A few gags -- like the "jive" thing and the Leave it to Beaver mom being a character are dated, but overall it still holds up extremely well.

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3 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Scarface = Overrated -- poor acting, ridiculous dialogue, dumb writing.

I absolutely love Scarface but still agree on all of this.  It's somehow an incredibly captivating bad movie that's impossible to turn off.  

1 minute ago, CletiusMaximus said:

No one actually likes Citizen Kane. 

I do like Citizen Kane because of the various cultural references, but yes it is wildly overrated.

 

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6 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

No one actually likes Citizen Kane. 

Orson Welles' mom thought it was fantastic.

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Contact, Signs, Phenomenon, Armageddon and Gravity were all great movies.  The Matrix sequels weren't bad either. 

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1 minute ago, bostonfred said:

Contact, Signs, Phenomenon, Armageddon and Gravity were all great movies.  The Matrix sequels weren't bad either. 

I'm with you except for Armageddon. 

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Some of these takes are silly.

For example, The Godfather may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but to say it stinks is just plain misguided.

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Titanic is a great freaking movie, and I get a little emotional at the end.

....... Don't @me

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Just now, ShamrockPride said:

Titanic is a great freaking movie, and I get a little emotional at the end.

....... Don't @me

I was just about to post that it's an epic masterpiece.

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Just now, Andy Dufresne said:

I'm with you except for Armageddon. 

Armageddon wasn't great theater and it was totally unrealistic in every way but it had a great ensemble cast and it was just fun. Jumping the Grand Canyon on an asteroid with a moon rover with the fate of the human race depending on you? Come on. That's so dumb, but I still smiled when they made it. And permission to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I've ever met?  So good.

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Just now, bostonfred said:

Armageddon wasn't great theater and it was totally unrealistic in every way but it had a great ensemble cast and it was just fun. Jumping the Grand Canyon on an asteroid with a moon rover with the fate of the human race depending on you? Come on. That's so dumb, but I still smiled when they made it. And permission to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I've ever met?  So good.

To scratch that itch I'll watch The Core. So ridiculous and I love it.

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Titanic was great. It was the highest grossing film in history forever for a reason. People were watching it again and again at the theater. 

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53 minutes ago, ICON211 said:

The Godfathers suck.

This Boy's Life was a great comedy.

Randy Quaid was one of the finest actors of his generation.

Pulp Fiction is overrated and gets worse every time I see it and it would have been better off not being made since it fueled John Travolta's comeback.

Deadwood is the greatest show ever.

True Romance is one of the greatest movies ever and the coke sale scene with Lee Donowitz was one of the greatest scenes ever.

Such an underrated movie, and I do find some parts unintentionally funny

 

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8 hours ago, General Malaise said:

Yup.  Agreed.  

Gladiator was dumb too.

Gladiator is overrated 

The Hangover is overrated

Edited by Jules Winnfield

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43 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

I'm with you except for Armageddon. 

Armageddon is ####### garbage

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5 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Chris Nolan peaked with Memento.

 

In all fairness that’s a pretty high peak. 

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Absolutely hated There Will be Blood.  The nonstop monotonous music throughout drove me bonkers.  

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26 minutes ago, dkp993 said:

Absolutely hated There Will be Blood.  The nonstop monotonous music throughout drove me bonkers.  

I don't think it's very good, but I find myself watching it whenever it's on.

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6 hours ago, Chaz McNulty said:

I thought Guardians of the Galaxy was really good.

This was another good one.

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All Wes Anderson movies are bad

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Robin Williams 100 times better serious actor than comedian.

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6 hours ago, JamesonSkittles said:

Shawshank is just an ok movie, nothing special.   Same goes for Star Wars.

Uhhhhhh

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1 hour ago, ShamrockPride said:

Titanic is a great freaking movie, and I get a little emotional at the end.

....... Don't @me

This is 100% correct.

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5 hours ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Scarface = Overrated -- poor acting, ridiculous dialogue, dumb writing.

 

 

Cmon man!  

Alltime classic.  A bit over the top but still an all timer.

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3 hours ago, Scoresman said:

Ghostbusters and the Karate Kid are in the top 5 movies of all time. 

Both in my top 100 but top 5 is a bit ridiculous.

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4 minutes ago, The General said:

Robin Williams 100 times better serious actor than comedian.

100%

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1 hour ago, Andy Dufresne said:

 

1 hour ago, bostonfred said:

Contact, Signs, Phenomenon, Armageddon and Gravity were all great movies.  The Matrix sequels weren't bad either. 

I'm with you except for Armageddon. 

 

With you except Armageddon and Matrix Sequels.

Contact, Signs, Gravity in particular were all great.

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6 minutes ago, The General said:

Roger Moore was a better Bond than Sean Connery.

This is a great debate...pros and cons for all of the Bonds. (sans Dalton)

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1 hour ago, zamboni said:

Some of these takes are silly.

For example, The Godfather may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but to say it stinks is just plain misguided.

I didn't say it stinks...just that it's overrated.

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If you were completely baked and didn’t know the Arnold was the good guy going into Terminator II when you saw it in the theater...it was the best movie ever made

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