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Movies you *hate* with a fiery, burning passion 
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Yeah, and I hope Gibson tries directing something other than a historical epic for a change.


With an extinct language as the dialogue.

MK: Annihilation is horrible in a good way. The 187 characters that each get 3 seconds of screen time before getting offed, horrible special effects that was done by Mrs. Wilson 3rd grade class, insane over-the-top acting, an ex-American Gladiator, and Sandra Hess fighting in mud and being covered head to toe, only to have found a shower and laundromat in the desert before her next scene. Hilarious stuff.


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Freddy Got Fingered
The Hitcher (remake)
Miss March
Hostel: Part II
Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, etc
Wolf Creek
Dreamcatcher
Zoolander
Hudson Hawk


Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:18 pm
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Thank God somebody else doesn't find Zoolander "fun" or "watchable", to say nothing of hilarious and amazing. I don't hate it with a passion, but I can't believe people like it.

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Thank God somebody else doesn't find Zoolander "fun" or "watchable", to say nothing of hilarious and amazing. I don't hate it with a passion, but I can't believe people like it.


I can't believe that I like it somewhat. I pretty much agree with James **1/2 rating. It has its moments but it could have been better. I did find the scene involving the gasoline fight to be hilarious though.


Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:09 pm
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JamesKunz wrote:
Thank God somebody else doesn't find Zoolander "fun" or "watchable", to say nothing of hilarious and amazing. I don't hate it with a passion, but I can't believe people like it.


I can't believe that I like it somewhat. I pretty much agree with James **1/2 rating. It has its moments but it could have been better. I did find the scene involving the gasoline fight to be hilarious though.
Yeah, Zoolander has it's moments, but it's jsut not all that memorable, and I enjoyed most of the films Prometheus listed.


Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 pm
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Zoolander sucks!


Well allow me to retort. In my estimation Zoolander is the pinnacle of Stiller's comedy career. I can't think of a single of his films that's funnier.


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In my estimation Zoolander is the pinnacle of Stiller's comedy career. I can't think of a single of his films that's funnier.


Nothing in that statement is necessarily a compliment.

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JamesKunz wrote:
ed_metal_head wrote:
In my estimation Zoolander is the pinnacle of Stiller's comedy career. I can't think of a single of his films that's funnier.


Nothing in that statement is necessarily a compliment.


How right you are. XD

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Well allow me to retort.


Did anyone else get this image of Ed's avatar mixed with BANKA's? Just this deathlike figure with a big Samuel L. Jackson head, saying HAMBURGERS.


Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:45 pm
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hank God somebody else doesn't find Zoolander "fun" or "watchable"


I just can't stand it...it rubs me the wrong way so much it truly makes me angry.


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and I enjoyed most of the films Prometheus listed.

:o :o :o :o You enjoyed the Friedberg/Seltzer abominations?!?!??!?! Freddy Got Fingered??!?! Dear God...


Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:29 am
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hank God somebody else doesn't find Zoolander "fun" or "watchable"


I just can't stand it...it rubs me the wrong way so much it truly makes me angry.


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and I enjoyed most of the films Prometheus listed.

:o :o :o :o You enjoyed the Friedberg/Seltzer abominations?!?!??!?! Freddy Got Fingered??!?! Dear God...
I said most, not all, I never saw Freddy or those Seltzerberg films, but they certainly don't sound that bad to me and i'm sure I would at least find thme tolerable compared to some so-called "classic" films like Dead Poets Society, I feel the same way about that film that you feel about Zoolander, it just rubs me the wrong way and it angers me that it's considered a classic, classic my ass! :evil: :roll: Oh, and I just of another "classic" that I hate with every fibe rof my being-A Christmas Story, 3 hours of unbearable shlock! I'll watch ANY other Christmas themed film over that one-Trapped In Paradise, Mixed Nuts, Deck The Halls, Surviving Christmas, etc.


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compared to some so-called "classic" films like Dead Poets Society, I feel the same way about that film that you feel about Zoolander, it just rubs me the wrong way and it angers me that it's considered a classic, classic my ass! Oh, and I just of another "classic" that I hate with every fibe rof my being-A Christmas Story, 3 hours of unbearable shlock!


I won't enumerate the merits of A Christmas Story, but I will point out that it's 94 minutes long, not 3 hours.

As for Dead Poet's Society, I absolutely agree with you. It's not bad, if formulaic, for the first two thirds but the ending is such unbelievably overwrought shit that I can't understand how it won Best Original Screenplay. We have the most pretentious suicide of all time, the suddenly evil boy who gets punched in the face so the audience can cheer, the students standing on their desks (vomit) at the end, the EVIL old masters who don't realize that Robin Williams is the only one who can understand anything, etc. Man do I hate that film. Thanks for bringing it up so I could rant :D

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Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:14 am
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Hold up, Zoolander's a classic? To what? To who? I don't hate it but classic my ass


Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:19 am
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JamesKunz wrote:
Vexer wrote:
compared to some so-called "classic" films like Dead Poets Society, I feel the same way about that film that you feel about Zoolander, it just rubs me the wrong way and it angers me that it's considered a classic, classic my ass! Oh, and I just of another "classic" that I hate with every fibe rof my being-A Christmas Story, 3 hours of unbearable shlock!


I won't enumerate the merits of A Christmas Story, but I will point out that it's 94 minutes long, not 3 hours.

As for Dead Poet's Society, I absolutely agree with you. It's not bad, if formulaic, for the first two thirds but the ending is such unbelievably overwrought shit that I can't understand how it won Best Original Screenplay. We have the most pretentious suicide of all time, the suddenly evil boy who gets punched in the face so the audience can cheer, the students standing on their desks (vomit) at the end, the EVIL old masters who don't realize that Robin Williams is the only one who can understand anything, etc. Man do I hate that film. Thanks for bringing it up so I could rant :D
Oh my mistake, whenever I see a film that I hate, it always feels 2 or 3 times longer then it really is, which makes really long movies like Titanic especially unbearable.


Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:41 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Hold up, Zoolander's a classic? To what? To who? I don't hate it but classic my ass
When did anyone ever say that? I simply said I had the same hatred for Dead Poets Society that JamesKunz had for Zoolander, never said it was a classic, though it certainly does look one next to Dead Poets Society! :twisted:


Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:44 pm
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Vexer wrote:
Patrick wrote:
Hold up, Zoolander's a classic? To what? To who? I don't hate it but classic my ass
When did anyone ever say that? I simply said I had the same hatred for Dead Poets Society that JamesKunz had for Zoolander, never said it was a classic, though it certainly does look one next to Dead Poets Society! :twisted:


I thought someone did....maybe my eyes decided to combine some posts. Oh well....but Zoolander is still better than Dead Poets.


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One that I loathe.

Pearl Harbor

Others that I hate

Adventures Of Pluto Nash
Scooby Doo
Daddy Day Care
Any Sandra Bullock romantic comedy
Anything with Rob Schneider

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I don't see a lot of the movies that would otherwise make this list.

I hated the end of Kansas City. I felt that Altman simply disrespected the audience and wasted my time.
I hated the gratuitous violence and overall mean spirit of The Punisher.

There are some films that I just think are majorly overrated--the Hours is one such film. Those two though, I hate.

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Dancing with myse-elf.


I truly hate all of these upcoming movies with a flaming passion. Especially 'The Green Mile'. Fuck that stupid, stupid movie.


My 10 Least Favorite Films

by Phil Spires on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 1:27am


Hello, ladies and gentleman. Welcome to another note from moi. Today, I will be taking the time to post a list of the top ten least favorite - mind you, not worst - films I have ever seen. These are films that tickle the wrong part of me and make me actively dislike them. There is no objectivity here; just spite. You may even enjoy one or two of the films herein. Be assured, however; I did not. And I won't. Ever. Be sure to inform any and all (inevitable) negative comments about my list with some kind of intelligence, though. It would be appreciated.


- SOME SPOILERS, BUT I THINK RUINING THESE FILMS FOR YOU WOULD COUNT AS A FAVOR, SO, GO ON -

10. Natural Born Killers (1994) - Oliver Stone, talented as he may be, does not have the ability to make this film any less incoherent or pretentious than it is. It's truly a chore to sit through; it not only thinks it's clever, but it thinks that it's statements regarding violence and the media's reaction to it are prophetic and insightful, when it's simply a near half-decade behind the curve (and even proves my point by including 'Ted, Just Admit It...', a 1988 song that underlines it's themes exactly).

9. The first hour of Requiem For A Dream (2000) - The powerful finale ALMOST redeems Requiem For A Dream, but the first hour is so stagnant and drags for so long that it drains the movie of it's re-watchability. The attempts at black humor are especially painful, and to be frank, the 'mob' that Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans encounter has to be the most boring and perfunctory in all of film history.

8. Running With Scissors (2006) - Black comedy, at it's most basic, has to be two things; clever, and hilarious. Unfortunately, Running With Scissors is not only not very funny, but it's critique of mental illness and the bourgeois are shallow and obvious. It is a cruel film - but there's no point in the story it's telling, and no balance, so therefore there is no reason to watch it.

7. Art School Confidential (2006) - Yes, I've never been to any art school, so I cannot criticize the film's treatment of that particular field. I also, for the record, enjoy Blade Runner despite not having lived in 2019. Terry Zwigoff made the classics Ghost World and one of my favorite comedies, Bad Santa, before making this disaster of a film, and the drop-off is frightening. The humor is very dark, but it never cuts deep enough to be revelatory, and the ugly aesthetic of the film (ironic as it may be) simply makes it's ineffective satire all the more unpleasant. Regrettable trash.

6. Let's Go To Prison (2006) - Apparently, Will Arnett cannot save a film on his own. Especially when his co-star, Dax Shepard, has the delusion that he is acting in a drama. Not only is his character entirely unsympathetic (and the film takes HIS point of view - ugh), but he plays it straight to the 'T'. It's amazing that Bob Odenkirk, after helping to make one of the greatest shows of all time, Mr. Show, can't seem to make any good motion pictures, and this is his greatest flop.

5. Napoleon Dynamite (2003) - This film is not only overrated, but has been done much better before. If you want to see a film about alienated youth, see Welcome to the Dollhouse. I'm not even writing more after this next line; this movie is an uneven mess, and Jonathan Heder doesn't know how to act.

4. 27 Dresses (2007) - I was forced by my ex-girlfriend to watch this thoroughly predictable, nauseatingly contrived film that hopelessly squanders star Katherine Heigl's capable (see 'Knocked Up') acting chops with saccharine and stale character development. Sure, it might not be THAT different from the Hollywood rom-com - but I had to see it, dammit.

3. The Green Mile (1999) - I expect flak for this, but I say this to you that disagree; how do you go about calling The Green Mile, a three hour film that takes place in one area for 80% of it's running length, features two well-written characters in a film that gives dozens of actors significant screentime, features a completely unnecessary polemic about capital punishment that runs for ten minutes of confusing sadism, and a depressing ending that serves to diminish what came before it by negating the happiness of a character we have come to care about, a good motion picture experience?. This film, high production values and moments of fleeting brilliance aside, is truly shallow and seems to bend more to Frank Darabont's schizophrenic cinematic desires than it does to the better elements of storytelling.

2. Bully (2001) - Have you seen River's Edge? Then you may skip Bully. If you haven't, then you may also skip Bully. It is hard to think of a film I've seen with less redeeming values than this 'motion picture' offers. It is not only a blatantly dull moral on teenage apathy, but it is also a confused amateur porn film with pretensions of social significance. The inherent nihilism isn't troubling; it's the director's ham fisted approach to his characters and their situation that takes a compelling idea and turns it into a completely useless cinematic spectacle of degradation. It is also a victim of SEVERELY bad casting (Nick Stahl as a bully? Really?).

1. Crash (1996) - One word: boring. I suppose David Cronenberg meant for Crash to be disturbing and perhaps even enlightening; what it ends up being is a severely uninvolving film about twisted sexual desires, which I suppose wouldn't be such an atrocity if a better film about a twisted sexual relationship (Secretary, featuring Crash's own star James Spader in a role that actually requires acting) hadn't been made. Altogether, I've never been a huge Cronenberg fan, but at his best (Dead Ringers, The Fly) he can be truly masterful and deliver devastating critiques on the human condition. Here, he is at his most self-satisfied, completely boring the audience with abstract ideas that are only explored at a surface level. Instead of being detached, the film is cold and humdrum. Instead of being sexual, it is simply gratuitous and lurid. And instead of being a worthwhile film, it is an unending bore that, if not serving as a nadir for David Cronenberg, surely is the most painful film I've ever endured - in the bad way.


Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:15 am
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I really like about 3 of your most hated pictures, Phil, but I dig that, for the most part, you haven't gone after soft or easy targets.


Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:16 pm
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Independence Day
Latter Days
Another Gay Movie


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