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« on: August 19, 2013, 07:01:40 PM »

Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 07:11:21 PM »

The Blair Witch Project.

Not 'so bad it's good'. Plain baaaaad. Worse, not scary.

The background story is so incredibly well crafted, including pseudo-history/documentaries/support, that I went in with high expectations of a good scare. What a damp squib - and it had nothing to do with the footage quality.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 07:12:21 PM »

Saturday the 14th, 1981, with Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss.

So horrible I actually had to leave the theater halfway through to avoid losing my popcorn.  Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 08:23:11 PM »

That's difficult, because I don't go to the theater much, and so don't find myself feeling the need to sit through a bad movie. If I decide a movie sucks I move on to something else on Netflix. I guess if I had to give one that I hated, but actually watched the whole way through, it'd be Malicious. The best part of the movie was the discovery that the lovely Molly Ringwald had some very nice breasts (what? I was 18 and single... cut me some slack). Other than that watching the movie was agonizing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »

I haven't actually seen the whole movie, but Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" is infamously bad.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:40 PM »

Troll 2.

It may be the worst movie of all time, but it's so bad that it's good. Worth watching over and over with a beer, some pizza, and good friends.




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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »

Zeitgeist.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 09:54:29 PM »

I've had the misfortune of wasting a good deal of time viewing many bad movies. But for some reason, Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" stands out for me as one of the very worst.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 09:56:09 PM »

Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 11:15:56 PM »

Funny Games.
They break the fourth wall AND rewind the movies to prevent the death of one the antagonists. I was livid.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 11:25:22 PM »

Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 11:33:27 PM »

I've had the misfortune of wasting a good deal of time viewing many bad movies. But for some reason, Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher" stands out for me as one of the very worst.
I actually felt a little anger just remembering that I had seen this.

I know it falls somewhere in the classic "so bad it's bad" category, but Frogs really was awful.

As for the film I hated with the most pure hatred...Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 01:52:11 AM »

Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

Revenge (with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn).

Gattaca.

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 02:45:48 AM »

A Clockwork Orange.

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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 03:26:35 AM »

Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 03:27:27 AM »

Napoleon Dynamite.  It took me over 5 hours to get through this monstrosity.

A girl I was dating at the time saw this in the video store and said that she'd heard good things about it. No more than 10 or 15 minutes into it, we turned it off and decided to watch PBS' annual pledge drive instead. Let that sink in.

Seriously, what an awful excuse for a movie.

I didn't watch after just seeing the advertisements.  Appears that was a smart move.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 03:43:21 AM »

Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

Revenge (with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn).

Gattaca.



More:

Two recent versions of Anna Karenina: the 1997 one with Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean (bland, bland, bland), and, worse, last year's abomination with Keira Knightley and that blond 14-year-old moppet trying to impersonate Vronsky. Ghastly.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 03:46:08 AM »

The Believers (1987)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092632/?ref_=sr_1

Of course, I watched this R-rated movie as a teenager with an adult uncle who made my presence at the theater legal. Why he took me to waste my time at this movie I'll never know. I guess we were there to watch RoboCop, and this movie, The Believers, was just something more to watch while we were there.
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 05:00:40 AM »

Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
Waaa you didn't like it?

But yeah it's slow and loooooooooooooooooooooong, well the version I watched atleast.
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2013, 09:57:05 AM »

Maybe not the worst I've ever seen but the worst most recent one: Prestige with Hugh Jackman. About 20 min. into it, I asked my husband, "Do you know what's going on? Are you following this?" We turned it off.
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2013, 11:14:45 AM »

A Clockwork Orange.

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All of that is to say that I didn’t care for the movie despite its cult status and Kubrick pedigree.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »

Off the top of my head, and none of these fit the "so bad it's good" category:

Dune.

I saw this on HBO once and decided to watch it since a few of my friends acted shocked when I said I had never seen it.  They gave me the impression that it was a classic that no one "cool" would go through life without watching and appreciating. 

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2013, 12:23:26 PM »

Dark Shadows (2012 - the Burton/Depp version).  An insult to the original ABC 1966-1971 series and its stars, IMHO.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2013, 12:45:13 PM »

"'Til There Was You." I think it was out sometime in the late 1990s. I hardly ever walk out of movies - if it gets bad, I just concentrate on the popcorn - but I walked out of this one halfway through. A would-be comedy with a dull plot, dull acting and no laughs.
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2013, 01:11:30 PM »

I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »

Oh dear, there are soooo many. I think I am somewhere in between "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie".

The fact that I have actually laughed at something from Friedberg and Seltzer's movies makes me wanna hit myself with a baseball bat.

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2013, 01:51:48 PM »

Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »

Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.

You didn't like Ostrov?
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2013, 02:01:18 PM »

Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.

You didn't like Ostrov?
Not much. The images were nice but the story I think was predictable and falls into so many spiritual cliches all while trying to avoid them or some.
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2013, 02:20:37 PM »

Andrei Rublev, it's so slow and incomprehensible and even has a weird sex scene.
Waaa you didn't like it?

But yeah it's slow and loooooooooooooooooooooong, well the version I watched atleast.

The version I saw had really poor subtitles and it was pretty difficult to know what was happening.
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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2013, 02:41:25 PM »

I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.

I know, right? I am so glad you said this! I could only watch about 30 min. I wondered what all the fuss was about. I felt like the boy in "The Emperor's New Clothes."
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2013, 02:48:50 PM »

Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2013, 04:08:56 PM »

Evil Dead...the reboot 2013.

Utterly disgusting and deplorable. It has been the only film where I wanted to walk out on and wish I did. The brutal dismemberment of the cast, relentless gore...it was all so mind numbing and appaling.

Unfortunately I have developed minor sociopathic tendencies (namely lack of guilt) as of late, which I am in the process of dispelling, but it was just too much for me.

And to think I was so desensitized to grotesqueness, I guess I am not...and thank God for that.
The original "Evil Dead."  Don't know which was worse, the scene where the tree rapes one of the actresses, or the cheering audience.
People actually cheered? Awful. But yeah one of the girls gets raped too but I think people chuckled at the sense of utter disbelief.

The difference here is the original Evil Dead was bit of a joke with the terrible set design it was hardly realistic.

What's more surprising is you going to a movie theater! LOL.

I bet you like Indy Jones with the map sequences showing his travels to different parts of the world.
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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »

What's more surprising is you going to a movie theater! LOL.

I'm pretty sure that's the only movie he's ever seen, in the theater or at home. Seriously. He's mentioned that anecdote like 3 times that I can remember, and never mentioned another movie.

Though you are definitely providing the lulz in this thread ackronos. Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2013, 04:38:41 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2013, 05:16:13 PM »

The Illusionist (1983/4, not sure)

The only film ever I actually stopped watching in the middle. I was a teen then, maybe today my experience of it would be different. At that time though, it stroke me as *the* model for presumptious European brainy self-styled "artsy" movies where vain people think that registering their conturbed souls in images can be called art. It was like watching a spoiled boy brag for half an hour on how intelligent he is.
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2013, 05:38:16 PM »

Plan 9 from Outerspace!  Now THAT'S a movie for ya...
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2013, 05:40:52 PM »

Prometheus

Noooooooo! That was awesome.
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »

Plan 9 from Outerspace!  Now THAT'S a movie for ya...
I watched it to see the hype. It really wasn't that big of a deal, I've seen worse.

Frankly I found Burton's Ed Wood to be so much better in acting out how Plan 9 got made.
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »

I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.
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« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2013, 05:58:06 PM »

I will add Avatar into the mix. The movie was just awful.
We need to talk about Avatar.

Besides the Dances With Wolves/Pochantas story knock-off (and you are kidding yourself if you think Cameron is a good writer), there is a lot of problems at the heart of the story. Much of it is actually racist to some degree.

But you know, much like Titanic, I was caught up in the sweeping grandeur of it all and it was one of the few movies that truly transported me to a world where I could almost touch it.

It was bizarre, but it is a very smooth film and honestly besides its shortcomings, I kinda liked it. Bit of a guilty pleasure.

This.
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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2013, 06:05:15 PM »

"Superbad" - the only movie where the title accurately describes the quality of film.

Ooh and "The Last Airbender". I could not stand to even go through 15 minutes of that abortion of quality television.
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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »

I didn't mind The Last Airbender, despite many people saying it sucked. I also really disliked Superbad, despite many people saying it was great.  angel
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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »

Prometheus
Honestly the retread of Alien throughout the film made me question if Rid has nothing left in the creative tank. I thought the movie was photographically gorgeous, but that abortion scene was very jarring.

Movies are getting more exploitative and repulsive just for the sake of it rather than adding any value.

Maybe I'm a closet conservative.
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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2013, 05:08:07 AM »

Prob not the worst but still bad enough for my taste- not an avid movie watcher here- Titanic and Ostrov.
The rich and poor classes on the ship didn't strike to your commie heart? I'm shocked.

Well the rich ones did get to survive, or atleast some of them did...supposedly in Cameron's view some poors did make it too.

I don't know, I could defend Titanic all day long.

Sure Jack Dawson and Rose's passionate "love" would totally dissipate once they get brought down to reality, but man I sort of have a weakness for chick flicks...good chick flicks that is.

Most expensive chick flick ever made.
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