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One movie that I never understood the hype for is Rushmore (1998),  and this is coming from a lifelong Bill Murray fan. I found the story too off beat, humor wise for me and I just could not route for either Murray or Jason Schwarzenmen at all. Give me both Ghostbusters movies over this any day.

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In the spirit of this thread I revisited Apocalypse Now and found it somewhat of a mixed bag. The first 45 minutes or so were excellent, but after the surfing scene it got boring and repetitive.  Brando was a big letdown and Sheen didn't do much other than maintain a stunned look on his face the entire time.

The toll that FFC took on the environment to even make this film is hard to watch. Ends up feeling like a bloated, self-important film.

My current 10 favorite:

1. GE 2. MR 3. OP 4. TMWTGG 5. TSWLM 6. TND 7. TWINE 8.DN 9. GF 10. AVTAK

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Any French movie... especially the " comedies. "

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Donny Darko
The Matrix (fell asleep in the cinema)
The Anchorman.

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Blade runner,  I found it Boring. Same with the new movie.  ajb007/crap

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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I'll name 2:

The Hangover: Prob one of my least favorite comedies ever.  It's been years since I saw it, so can't comment much.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: it's currently my least fave MCU film.  Don't like what they did with Peter Parker and his world, basically (though I did like his friend).  Also, the villain is awesome.

"Hostile takeovers.  Shall we?"
New 2020 ranking (for now DAF and FYEO keep their previous placements)
1. TLD  2. TND  3. GF  4. TSWLM 5. TWINE 6. OHMSS 7. LtK 8. TMWTGG 9. L&LD 10. YOLT 11. DAD 12. QoS 13. DN 14. GE 15. SF 16. OP 17. MR 18. AVTAK 19. TB 20. FRWL 21. CR 22. FYEO 23. DAF (SP to be included later)
Bond actors to be re-ranked later

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I'm real tempted to argue a lot of these, but that's the whole point: these are celebrated films, and I admire you freethinking iconoclasts having enough confidence in your own tastes instead of just memorising the textbook. No need to go round in circles debating these.
except, Let me just say the new Hollywood era produced several of my favourite filme ever, including especially Chinatown, Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now, all mentioned above.


There's a lot of indy artfilms I call shenanigans on. Making a technically bad film with no plot, amateur actors, dialog that would be weak if it was improvised but its actually scripted, static camera shots of cheap ugly interiors ... much of that's what a director has to do for their first film, but once their talent got spotted and the're handed a budget they should do better, not make a career out of this same limited repertoire of moves. Generally speaking, Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater are particular big offenders.

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I'll add a third one: the first Amazing Spider-Man film (I saw it had a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes).  I'm currently getting through the 2nd one, and it won't get a positive rating from me, but the first one isn't good imo.  The origin story is repeated and mishandled, and he gets Gwen too easily.  A 5/10 for me.

For the record, I think Garfield's a great actor, but was saddled with bad directing and stories.

"Hostile takeovers.  Shall we?"
New 2020 ranking (for now DAF and FYEO keep their previous placements)
1. TLD  2. TND  3. GF  4. TSWLM 5. TWINE 6. OHMSS 7. LtK 8. TMWTGG 9. L&LD 10. YOLT 11. DAD 12. QoS 13. DN 14. GE 15. SF 16. OP 17. MR 18. AVTAK 19. TB 20. FRWL 21. CR 22. FYEO 23. DAF (SP to be included later)
Bond actors to be re-ranked later

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I recently tried to watch a repeat of Tati's " Mon Oncle. "

Five minutes was all I could stomach.

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In no particular order:


1) Batman 1989- Despite great production design and music, this isn't all its cracked up to be. Keaton lacks physicality and screen presence; Burton's direction is leaden and pretentious; and the film spends far too much time concentrating on the origins of the Joker rather than giving us Batman in action.


2) The Time Bandits- I enjoy most of Terry Gilliam's 'cult' films. Not this one, though. Unsympathetic characters, a cold and unemotional atmosphere, and a baffling ending render this one a confusing bore.


3) Back to the Future- I don't get the hype with this series, really. To my mind at least, Zemickis has made much more mature and imaginative films than this elsewhere (Cast Away, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.) Every cast member overacts to a cartoonish degree; the main plotline is somehow both sacharrine and syrupy, while at the same time being stomach-churningly creepy in places. Vastly overrated fluff.


4) Matilda- I've lost count of the amount of the times I had to watch this 'classic' at family gatherings, etc, as a child. Mean-spirited, badly acted, tonally skewed, genuinely unpleasant. Avoid.


5) Ghostbusters- Another Eighties franchise I never really got into. Dated and meandering, with annoying performances and a predictable storyline.


6) The Terminator- Fantastic effects, definitely, but a lack of emotional core, and the repetitive plot structure struggles to sustain its own length.


7) Kingsman: The Secret Service- Colin Firth is pretty good here, but most of the characters are walking cliches, the comedy feels completely off, and the needlessly flashy violence is distracting.

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