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Re: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.

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Postby ignore_me » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:49 pm UTC

There have been many.
Especially when someone leant me all these Spanish movies. All the Spanish movies I have seen involve sexually confused characters.
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Postby Zohar » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:05 pm UTC

ignore_me wrote:"Talk to Her". Penelope Krus. Couldn't stand it.

Maybe you just have a horrible taste in movies.
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Postby ignore_me » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:54 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:
ignore_me wrote:"Talk to Her". Penelope Krus. Couldn't stand it.

Maybe you just have a horrible taste in movies.


I find that very hard to believe. What was there to like about it?

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Postby Zohar » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:11 pm UTC

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ignore_me wrote:"Talk to Her". Penelope Krus. Couldn't stand it.

Maybe you just have a horrible taste in movies.


I find that very hard to believe. What was there to like about it?

The story, the acting, the imagination, the cinematography, the music... A movie that has a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 86 on MetaCritic is probably not that bad. I'm not saying that disliking this one automatically disqualifies your taste in movies, but it doesn't help.

Also, it doesn't star Penelope Cruz (and there's not actress called "Penelope Krus").
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Re: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.

Postby JCM » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:30 pm UTC

Every film that ends with "Movie"

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Postby Oort » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:39 am UTC

Minority Report.

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Postby spupy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:11 pm UTC

"Ghosts of girlfriends past"
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Postby Nath » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:36 pm UTC

Juno. I only made it a few minutes in.

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Postby Phill » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:33 am UTC

I turned of "existenZ" half-way through. Although I've since heard that was a poor decision, it's really good, etc etc. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for it that night, it seemed to be moving really slowly!

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Re: Movies you turned off before you were half-way through.

Postby Platinu Kismet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:23 pm UTC

I walked out of the theater about half way through "The Fountain" and the 3 people I was with joined me. We went to dinner and discussed how horrible that movie was...

I wanted to walk out on "28 Days Later" but the girl I was with was engrossed in it. I just sat there and tried to filter out all of the stupid until it finally ended...

I turned off "Franklynn" but then watched it with a buddy who swore it had to be good because some idiot named John told him it was. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0893402/ We watched it all, then we discussed how to go about murdering John without getting caught...

I wish to all that's holy I'd walked out on "Old Country for Old Men" and "Rise of the Silver Surfer". Kept thinking they would get better...

There's been many more I turned off half way through but they were so full of unremarkable that I fail to recall anything but a vague feeling of disgust in them.

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Postby Savvycow » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:40 pm UTC

Transformers.

Both of them.

Actually, I left 10 minutes into the second one.
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Postby Spacemilk » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:34 pm UTC

Toys, with Robin Williams.

Funny People, with Adam Sandler and that one guy. Was actually not funny, or compelling, or much of anything.
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Postby Jeozon » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:02 pm UTC

Inland Empire from David Lynch . Its supposed to be David Lynchs best movie, but it was so incredible boring. Normally i like those kind of thinker type movies .. but this one i don't.

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Postby WarDaft » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:49 pm UTC

The only movies I can recall not finishing watching are Blade Runner and 2001, though technically I did watch 2001, without sound, because sound doesn't play when you're fast-forwarding *cough*
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Postby Lounge » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:09 pm UTC

Twilight was on Starz or something the other night.

I came into it expecting it to be a really really bad movie, and my friend and I were going to watch it just to make fun of it.

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I couldn't do it. My brain was melting I actually had to leave.
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Postby clockworkmonk » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:37 pm UTC

I walked out of The Net, starring Sandra Bullock. and by that I mean I decided I'd rather walk home from the theater than see the rest of that movie and wait for my ride.
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Postby folkhero » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:57 am UTC

I'm probably going to cinema hell for this but: 7 Samurai. I feel that I need to justify this by saying that I fairly frequently watch movies in two parts, even when I like the movie. I did this with Spartacus, There Will be Blood, Dogville hand a few others that aren't coming to mind. While watching 7 Samurai I got a bit bored and tired, so I stopped it with every intention of finishing it in the next day or 2. I never got around to it before it was due back at the library.

Another one I didn't finish was Scarface (the 80's one), I lasted about 3/4 of the way through. That movie was just boring, stupid and bad. That's the last time I take movie advice from rappers I see on 'Cribs.'
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Postby Kaeyn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:35 am UTC

...That's... quite an extraordinary list... :shock:

My bid: Meet the Fockers. Complete trash.

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Postby Lucrece » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:27 am UTC

Zohar wrote:
ignore_me wrote:
Zohar wrote:
ignore_me wrote:"Talk to Her". Penelope Krus. Couldn't stand it.

Maybe you just have a horrible taste in movies.


I find that very hard to believe. What was there to like about it?

The story, the acting, the imagination, the cinematography, the music... A movie that has a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 86 on MetaCritic is probably not that bad. I'm not saying that disliking this one automatically disqualifies your taste in movies, but it doesn't help.

Also, it doesn't star Penelope Cruz (and there's not actress called "Penelope Krus").



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Postby Xeio » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:34 am UTC

Sky captain and the world of tomorrow
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Postby Zohar » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:13 am UTC

Did you stop in the middle because you didn't like the visual style or something else? I liked Sky Captain. It was silly, but pretty fun. And Sin City was pretty cool in my book.
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Postby folkhero » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:29 am UTC

Xeio wrote:Sky captain and the world of tomorrow
Sin city

Now that you mention it, I did walk out half-way through Sky Captain. I love Sin City though, that one's in my collection.
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Postby ArgonV » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:12 pm UTC

Pulp Fiction. Technically I didn't turn it off, but I was watching it with a friend. After 15 minutes we started talking to each other more than actually watching the film, glancing at the screen periodically. She nor I noticed it immediately when the film was stuck. When we did, we just turned it off and spent the rest of the evening just talking and drinking wine. Haven't been inclined to watch it since.

2001: A Space Odyssey. The first part of the film was okayish, though very slow and the classical music started to annoy me. Then the AI gets homicidal for some unexplained reason. The part in the computer core with HAL slowly shutting down was a good scene though. Then all the colours came and I thought 'fuck this shit' and turned it off.
I re-watched that part later though, synchronized to Pink Floyd's echoes. Made it a whole lot better.

And a whole lot of B-movies that took themselves to seriously. I can appreciate a b movie, as long as it knows it's not that good. B-horror in particular can be very entertaining.

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Postby sanguine » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:19 pm UTC

The only movie where I actually walked out of the theater was Dogville. Her inaction was doing my head in. I had my friend tell me the ending, and promptly regretted walking out.

I tried watching Taxi Driver recently but couldn't. Bad, I know. But upon reading the plot I'm rather happy I didn't finish watching it.
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Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:34 pm UTC

Sling Blade and Blade Runner (to be fair though, I turned it off because it was really late). I wish I finished watching that last one.

I tried to stay awake while watching Inland Empire, and surprisingly succeeded.

There are actually quite a few more, but they are eminently forgettable it seems.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:38 pm UTC

Every time I look in on this thread I get a little sadder.
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Postby the_bandersnatch » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:00 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Every time I look in on this thread I get a little sadder.


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Postby E0000B6FAF25838 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:37 pm UTC

Night at the Museum 2. Was so stupid in my opinion. First one was definitely better (still not great though).
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I really wanted to walk out on Inglourious Basterds. It only had a few funny parts (In my book anyways. My sense of humor seems to be different from the general public though)
Old Dogs was another I wanted to walk out on. Had some funny parts, but a terrible plot.

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Postby vonKarma » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:03 am UTC

evil dead. i really did not need to see a girl getting raped by trees. but i stayed a while after that, until she stabs that guy with a pencil. sharp pencils are now one of my greatest fears. i only use mechanical ones.
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Postby ArgonV » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:13 am UTC

E0000B6FAF25838 wrote:I really wanted to walk out on Inglourious Basterds. It only had a few funny parts (In my book anyways. My sense of humor seems to be different from the general public though)


I agree about the humor in that movie. Sure, there were parts where I was laughing, like when
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, but there were parts concerning a bit of the old ultra-violence where a large part of the audience were cheering and my friend and me were going 'Huh? Why are you cheering, I doubt this is meant to be funny', like when
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the German who refuses to betray his comrades gets his skull bashed in and when the hiding Jewish family gets shot through the floorboards.

Still thought it was a good movie though.

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Postby Adacore » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:39 pm UTC

Inglourious Basterds was a great movie, but I certainly didn't see much comedy there. Or, more accurately, I saw lots of comedy, but it was extremely dark and not remotely a laugh-at-the-screen sort of thing.

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Postby Amie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:03 pm UTC

Wow... I saw some movies on this list that I thought were incredible. It's sad.

Anyway, I can't believe nobody has mentioned "Epic movie". There was NOTHING epic about it. There was no humor and if there was, it was lost on me. Somebody tell Friedberg and Selzer that they're NOT funny. Making a parody requires streaks of genius that these guys totally lack, in my opinion.
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Postby ArgonV » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:14 pm UTC

Amie wrote:Wow... I saw some movies on this list that I thought were incredible. It's sad.

Anyway, I can't believe nobody has mentioned "Epic movie". There was NOTHING epic about it. There was no humor and if there was, it was lost on me. Somebody tell Friedberg and Selzer that they're NOT funny. Making a parody requires streaks of genius that these guys totally lack, in my opinion.


I'm guessing most people here (me included) knew beforehand that it'd be a crap movie and didn't even go and see it? :P

Oh, I'd also like to add 'Urban Legend' to this list. We put it on a while back, but about halfway through, when we were done with the crazy coincidences and cliches and the predictable movie, we muted it to watch how ridiculous it would end. So I didn't really stop watching, but did lose interest.

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Postby Amie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:49 pm UTC

Argon, I'm glad you have people in your life that warn you about movies like that. No one told me :(

And about Urban Legend... +1
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Postby podbaydoor » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:12 pm UTC

Amie wrote:Wow... I saw some movies on this list that I thought were incredible. It's sad.

Anyway, I can't believe nobody has mentioned "Epic movie". There was NOTHING epic about it. There was no humor and if there was, it was lost on me. Somebody tell Friedberg and Selzer that they're NOT funny. Making a parody requires streaks of genius that these guys totally lack, in my opinion.

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Postby micco » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:49 pm UTC

Scary movie 2. It was just so horribly bad.
Date movie. Just, no.
Irréversible. I actually think that I should give this one a second chance, the first time I tried watching this I was so tired that it made absolutely no sense, and yes, I am aware that it begins from the end and ends in the beginning.
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Postby Amie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:46 pm UTC

micco wrote:Irréversible. I actually think that I should give this one a second chance, the first time I tried watching this I was so tired that it made absolutely no sense, and yes, I am aware that it begins from the end and ends in the beginning.

I thought that movie was interestingly taken. There was no story as such, but the concept was great and the cinematography was very interesting. "Le temps détruit tous"... quite a fitting tagline.
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Postby Xeio » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:08 am UTC

Zohar wrote:Did you stop in the middle because you didn't like the visual style or something else? I liked Sky Captain. It was silly, but pretty fun. And Sin City was pretty cool in my book.
Yes, mostly the style bugged me for both, a lot. My entire family even, we just didn't care to see them for more than a few minutes.


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