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Worst Movie ever

Donuel 21 May 19 - 08:56 AM
Jim Carroll 21 May 19 - 07:27 AM
Tunesmith 21 May 19 - 05:28 AM
Jim Carroll 21 May 19 - 03:41 AM
Neil D 18 May 19 - 06:17 PM
punkfolkrocker 18 May 19 - 01:16 PM
Mrrzy 18 May 19 - 12:46 PM
robomatic 17 May 19 - 06:48 PM
punkfolkrocker 16 May 19 - 08:49 PM
Donuel 16 May 19 - 07:55 PM
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kendall 15 May 19 - 07:55 PM
Mrrzy 13 May 19 - 08:45 PM
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Jim Carroll 13 May 19 - 08:14 AM
punkfolkrocker 13 May 19 - 07:36 AM
keberoxu 12 May 19 - 07:32 PM
Steve Shaw 12 May 19 - 07:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Donuel
Date: 21 May 19 - 08:56 AM

I'm more entertained by Kind Hearts and Coronets than Man with the X Ray Eyes.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 May 19 - 07:27 AM

I believe that 'Ghost' is the most over-hyped film ever made - Hollywood froth at its very worst
I don't have the exact dates to confirm it, but I believe it was made on the back of the far superior British 'Truely, Madly, Deeply', on the same theme - possibly one of the finest and most sensitive light comedies to come out of the British studios
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Tunesmith
Date: 21 May 19 - 05:28 AM

Way back in this thread, alanabit said that he can't watch "Gone With the Wind" because of the terrible acting. I can't agree with that. Clarke Gable was doing his usual macho man performance - very well. Leslie Howard delivered a very sensitive performance, although he was miscast. Olivier de Havilland was fine, and moving down the cast, Thomas Mitchell Ward Bond and Victor Jory all gave - at the very least - good performances, which brings us to Vivienne Leigh ( who won an Oscar for her performance ).
   Now, if I had to guess, I would reckon that's it's Vivienne's performance - and she WAS the star of the movie - that alanabit didn't like but I bet he fell into the trap of believing that she was overacting in a self conscious way - particularly in the first part of the movie BUT BUT BUT! that was the character!
It was the character of Scarlett, at the beginning of the movie, who was overacting! Flirting, acting the little princess, putting on airs, over doing everything..to gain attention. But, again, that's what the character was like.
    Of course, it could be argued that Vivienne was told to over do the flighty, silly young woman bit early in the story so it could be contrasted by the woman who has to grow up quickly when faced with the extreme change of fortune in her circumstances.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 May 19 - 03:41 AM

Funny how tastes differ
I loved 'Whale Rider' "Maori (?) girl and whales? Horrible." and have seen 'The Artist' three times and would go again tomorrow
I also loved 'Heaven's Gate', though it is recorded as having lost more at the box office than any other film
We now live in the Wild West of Ireland and usually have to travel around fifty miles to see good films (Limerick or Galway)
Dublin is a regular treat - cramming in as many films as possible in three days (six in that period is our record)
The filmed National Theatre Shakespeare productions are a particularly pleasurable addition
Films on TV are ok, but it doesn't come anywhere near the pleasure of communal viewing on the big screen with a crowd of like minded film lovers, though the 'Talking Pictures' channel is manna from heaven (for 'they-don't-make-'em-like-that-any-more' stuff and for finding out how bad some of those films you remember fondly really were.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Neil D
Date: 18 May 19 - 06:17 PM

Even though it won an Oscar for best picture, I hated "The Artist". I found it quite pretentious, too precious by half. I don't know if it is the worst ever, there are so many horrible movies, but it is a good example that know matter how highly acclaimed a movie is, somebody will hate it.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 May 19 - 01:16 PM

I have a simple approach to all this.
I try my hardest to avoid movie reviews and trailers,
until after I've watched a film on my own terms...

I ignore trite cliches like "So bad it's good" and "guilty pleasures"..
If there's something in a film I find to like, then that'll do for me...
There's no obligation to justify that to anyone else...

Similarly, if a movie fails to engage my attention, and bores me..
I've no right to denounce it as a bad film.
Someone else will be bound to love it for their own reasons...

There is and never will be such a thing as the 'worst' or 'best' movie...

Right then.. that's the obvious stated for the benefit of any peer group trend followers...


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 May 19 - 12:46 PM

There was that highly-acclaimed movie about a Maori (?) girl and whales? Horrible.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: robomatic
Date: 17 May 19 - 06:48 PM

My memory which is all I'm going on for Liquid Sky is that it was put together by a Russian immigrant who was living rough maybe in New York? and on the edge of the culture she depicted. And she cobbled together the music (or musical effects) on her own using effects equipment of the time which was I'm pretty sure pre-digital. It's a movie you watch if you're studying movies or period pieces.

Another really horrible movie was "Bonfire of the Vanities"
. It was after a Tom Wolfe novel about money and class in the New York City of the 80s. The book was a period piece which I really liked. It was gritty and did not take prisoners among the various vying ethnicities depicted. The movie tried to be PC and included Tom Hanks, miscast, Melanie Griffith, miscast, Bruce Willis, miscast, and Morgan Freeman, miscast. It was directed by Brian DePalma, miscast. Whoever was responsible for the adaptation really screwed the pooch.

The movie was so bad it spawned another book about the movie "The Devil's Candy".

IF you're a movie person or a big fan of the actors, it is a worthwhile watch. If you're a Tom Wolfe fan, it's a movie to watch after a bad breakup while binge eating or coming down from a Game Of Thrones high.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 16 May 19 - 08:49 PM

Liquid Sky has finally been officially released on a quality Blu-ray...
[not the dodgy European Blu-ray..]
I got it off Amazon..

I bought a used VHS from a rental store about 30 years ago...

Reason for my enthusiasm is I saw the movie in a London cinema when it came out,
and loved it.. particularly the music and harsh trippy visuals...

It's a crap movie, but a fascinating cultural artifact of it's time...

It's probably still up on youtube in rough quality...


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Donuel
Date: 16 May 19 - 07:55 PM

Movies today rely on a high shock quotients or a high adrenaline dose.
Rom Coms exxploit sex and jokes. 'Passengers' had them all and was entertaining but not a great classic. I hardly noticed there were only 3 human characters. A movie that had only 2 characters but was great was Sunset Express.

I would agree with the robo reviews but haven't seen liquid sky.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: robomatic
Date: 16 May 19 - 06:46 PM

I enjoyed Liquid Sky, even though I am not a druggie. Saw it when it was in theaters. Don't think I'd see it again 'cause it was of its period, the 80s.

I'm most interested when I abhor a movie that gets plaudits from others. Really couldn't stand "The Shape of Water" which won in Hollywood last year. It was designed to be a 'brave' PC movie where the audience gets to feel superior to the characters. A major case of Presentism. But it was hackneyed and derivative with very good actors but very bad writing.
Also hated "The Favourite" which made no sense to me whatsover, again utilizing good actors but otherwise tiresome and unhistorical with no saving grace.
Also sorta hated the latest of the Mission Impossibles with not one but two nuclear bombs hidden in the same place. I was treated to this flick but will not be treated in the future because of the number of times I glanced at my watch during the showing.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 May 19 - 10:04 PM

A zombie movie called "Autumn" was pretty bad, but I at least watched the whole thing. That's more than can be said for the third installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. The original movie was interesting. The second one, I watched but don't remember anything about it. The third one got ejected from my DVD player after a painfully confusing thirty minutes. I have no idea why they even made the fourth and fifth installments.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: kendall
Date: 15 May 19 - 07:55 PM

Lobsteroids. I know because I was in it.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 May 19 - 08:45 PM

Not the worst, but the one I am sorriest I did not walk out of: Liquid Sky.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Donuel
Date: 13 May 19 - 08:41 PM

Worst Movies ever should include FUTURE movies.
Such as;
Frozen II
Star Wars the rise of Skywalker
X Men TNG the dark side
Lion King 5 beyond cGI
Fat & Furious Hobbs & Shaw
Angry Birds II
Adaams Family the nimation movie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Artemis Fowl
Gemini Man

and good ones;
Brian Banks
Yesterday

Super Bob is more humanistic than 90% of the movies coming up


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 May 19 - 08:14 AM

Barry Lyndon wins the title for me, hands down
A beautifully filmed story drawn out interminably
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 13 May 19 - 07:36 AM

Gone Girl was a very entertaining movie.

Folks can be as prococatively perverse as they like.
But in the end it just tends to show they have little understanding
of the type of popular culture and it's audience they feel superior to...

We get a lot of that on mudcat...

In over 50 years I've watched and enjoyed many thousands of movies
of all genres, and levels of quality from trash to art house...

I'd rather trust my balanced opinion,
which is mirrored by an old schoolfriend who is a professsional movie critic, and author.
.. and likewise his mates who include internationally recognised critics, writers, media creatives...

SO, back to Gone Girl...
By any reasonable standards a well made and acted black comedy thriller...

I used to work in an Art House Cinema.. saw all sorts of pretentious toss,
funded by taxpayers, made to appeal to an elitist minority audience.
I actually liked a lot of it..
However, so much of this high minded cinematic art was appallingly dire,
and torture to sit through.
But I persevered, because I felt I ought to...

The only movie I've ever walked out on through sheer tedium
was Derek Jarman's "Caravaggio"..
[and I'd previously sat through his films finding aspects to enjoy..]
Maybe It was me, and I wasn't in the right mood that night...???
Should I try again..????
..not now.. life's too short and there are hundreds more accumulating I'd rather watch instead,
but can't find time for...

Btw.. movies as passive entertainment..
Only if you've not aquired the skill set to enage intellectually with a film
while wathing it,
and afterwards while considering and discussing it...
NOT that different from reading a novel really...

Obviouly cinemas impose a strict time limitation on an audience,
but home viewing puts it under your control to watch and react with
on your own terms..
The pause and repeat buttons are at your command.
Just like going back and re-reading a few paragraphs or pages, thinking about it, until they sink in...


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 May 19 - 07:32 PM

As to Gone Girl,
I skimmed through a copy of the book
and was revolted --
not surprised it became a feel-bad film.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 May 19 - 07:28 PM

I don't watch many films. I hate to be a passive recipient of "entertainment". And you have a big hill to climb before you can persuade me that any film is "art" rather than a mere money-making enterprise. I'll go to see any film that has an alleged serious intent, and I love anything that Leslie Nielsen is in, as well as the Pink Panthers and 2001. Oh, and Blazing Saddles. I was hoodwinked into going to see Gone Girl. Useless, pointless, dreadful. Came out feeling miserable. So, although I haven't seen 99.993% of all films ever made, I should like to nominate Gone Girl as the worst film ever.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 May 19 - 06:28 PM

It's a rainy Mother's Day sunday, in a hotel,
turned on the television hoping to see a news update.

Stumbled upon the last bumpy minutes of
"Inspector Clouseau," filmed as the third of the Pink Panther movies.

Since Edwards, Mancini, and Sellars would have no part of it,
Alan Arkin was cast as Clouseau.
Frank Finlay was the fellow in the bowler hat.
I recognized no one else.
Oh, the humanity.

And who in their right mind schedules a turkey like that
for Mother's Day television?


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 18 May 11 - 06:55 PM

I watched the Hitman film. Do not recommend.

But why I thought that it was possible to make a movie from a game that didn't suck, I don't know.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,Podger
Date: 18 May 11 - 06:50 PM

I just watched Dragon Hunter. The camerawork was dreadful, wobbling about all over the place as if a small child was using it. The script was poor and the acting stilted like you'd expect from a poorly produced school play. The ten minutes worth of plot was stretched out to 90 minutes. The costumes and scenery were reminiscent of television in the Fifties.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 May 11 - 12:10 AM

===06 Mar 11 - 12:01 AM
I recall a Czech [or maybe Hungarian] film of 1960s-1970s, (when E European films such as Jancso's The Round Up [aka The Lost Ones in US, IIRC] were mainly well worth seeing), about a young man wandering around a city with an old cavalry sabre, attacking a car wrapped in black polythene, then lying in the snow in front of a tram which just stopped in time & a girl came along and said "Get up, you'll catch cold" - The End.
Rave reviews and about the most stupid inconsequential bore I have ever sat thru.
Anyone recall title/director? Tried to google but couldn't locate.
~M~
===
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

3rd time of asking ~~ but it continues to bug me & no search has helped [doesn't help either that Wiki lists of Czech, Hungarian, &c, films give only the original titles without translation ~ WHY, Mr Wikiman?].

Any kind Catter out there can help put poor

~Michael~

out of this particular misery!?


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: J-boy
Date: 17 May 11 - 11:59 PM

Citizen Kane. It's all about some stupid sled. Lame.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 17 May 11 - 11:55 PM

Boy Max I gotta disagree. I find Taken to be well made tight little film.

Don


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,biff
Date: 17 May 11 - 08:30 PM

just saw Gods and Men in French with subtitles... kinda like Miramax goes to bible school and runs into some terrorists on the way who make real nasty...anyways..don't see it


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: freda underhill
Date: 17 May 11 - 09:50 AM

In Australia we have our own brand of lousy movies. Try Razorback (1984)
("Killer pig terrorises Australian outback").


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 17 May 11 - 08:30 AM

Hang on just a moment, please can I just mention 'The Blue Lagoon' with Brooke Shields, which was all my fault because that was my film of choice at the time rather than the action packed option of my family. It would have been far more riveting watching an ant colony in a penny arcade.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Max Johnson
Date: 17 May 11 - 06:10 AM

'Taken'.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 May 11 - 07:46 PM

This thread has been going for over a year.

Let's throw all the nominations in a bin and draw one. The winner gets to set the bin alight.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Stringsinger
Date: 16 May 11 - 06:58 PM

The worst movie, hands down is:   Ta daa!   Atlas Shrugged.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 16 May 11 - 06:47 PM

" Dune"
" The English Patient"

AD


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: ranger1
Date: 16 May 11 - 05:35 PM

Three movies that make my list are: Message in a Bottle (Paul Newman, what were you thinking when you signed onfor that one?), The Postman (great book, truly ghastly movie), and this piece of shit: Valhalla Rising. I even blogged about it here. Think of it as being a public service announcement.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Amergin
Date: 16 May 11 - 02:52 PM

I would have to nominate The Human Centipede. It is basically director Tom Six's sado-masochistic fantasy put into film. The bad guy, a German doctor, sews three kidnap victims together, arse to mouth, in order to create what he thinks of as the ultimate pet. There are scenes where he beats them in order to discipline them when they do something wrong, but he enjoys it too much. Additionally, there is a scene when the guy in the lead, has to crap, which would inevitably go right into the mouth of the girl behind him. All in all, it is a sick sexual fantasy that goes no where, creating an exercise in pointlessness. It is not worth seeing.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 01:20 PM

If you mean "stoned"...I didn't see it that way. I never go to movies stoned. ;-) I knew people in the early 70s who never went anywhere NOT stoned! (and whose entire vocabulary and sense of reality revolved around various varieties of grass, hash, and related substances) I think the main purpose of their existence (if indeed it had any purpose) was to provide cheap entertainment for the Toronto police force... ;-)


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:22 AM

I didn't expect Hairspray to turn out as good as it was, not fabulous but I didn't begrudge spending money on it like some other flops I've seen in the past. I was half expecting it to turn out like Grease 2 but it is a completely different kind of a story and more entertaining.

2001 - a Space Odyssey apparently is better seen in a different frame of mind so I've heard.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: J-boy
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 01:35 AM

The Oscar-winning "The English Patient" must have been quite well made. I fell asleep after the first 30 minutes. Good book though.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 10:16 PM

Ranger Steve - Okay, then. ;-) I believe you.

My nomination for worst movie ever: The Beast of Yucca Flats


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 01:30 PM

My vote goes to Lobsteroids. It would have to be upgraded to be called horrible.Even though I was in it it is still a pathetic piece of shit.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 01:01 PM

RapperTom, you've reminded me of a perfect candidate for the worst movie ever. And I think there is a little history to tease out of the track record of the folks involved. Deja Vu was some kind of non-scripted but plotted story line in a film ostensibly by a fellow named Henry Jaglom. His wife is Victoria Foyt, who fancies herself an "actress" and who wanted to put together a little film. (Think Andy Hardy's older, dumber sister.) In fact, I think she saw the wonderful little sleeper called Firelight with Stephen Dillane and Sophie Marceau, and thought she could do better (with herself in the lead). Firelight was a project that screenwriter William Nicholson (who has a track record of some good films, sprinkled with a few sleepers) that he undertook to produce himself. I had an email conversation with him about it a while back. That screenplay reflects Nicholson's scholarship in British literature, and is a modern story with all of the feel of Jane Eyre meets Silas Marner. Told efficiently, with no flourish (but a couple of very nice sex scenes) it's as plausible a plot as any novel of the early 1800s authors created. Think the first Mrs. Rochester, think surrogate parents, etc. (It encountered the disparaging reviews of christian-zealot removers who don't like sex, etc.) Are you still with me?

This wonderful little film stared one of those chameleon actors I mentioned, Steven Dillane, and I suspect Mrs. Jaglom talked hubbie into letting her make a movie, and in the process they must have paid huge salaries to the good actors they lulled into their trap. In addition to Dillane, it was Anna Massey, Rachel Kempson, her daughter Vanessa Redgrave, Noel Harrison, and other British stage actors. And then they made that little stinker. Can you tell I really really hated it? And of course, the competing reviews on sites are funny - people either love it or hate it. Foyt was just so bad. There is some kind of Lala land touchy-feely encounter group that gives free copies of it to illustrate their belief that the perfect person is out there for each of us and one should just chuck their current partners and launch into an affair . . .

Well. LH, you asked about Mama Mia. This is full of spoilers (so you don't have to waste your time.) That stinker was on Broadway for so long that Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Julie Walters, in addition to Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard certainly knew what they were getting into. The fact that I'd only ever heard Meryl Streep sing in a film should be a clue. In fact, I think Baranski probably has the most musical theater, and that is considerable, of the bunch.

The silly premise is that as a young woman Streep fell in love with Brosnan, on a Greek island over a summer holiday. He was engaged, and left at the end of the summer and she, broken hearted, flung herself into brief affairs with two other young men, one a gay man who apparently didn't quite yet know he was gay at the time of their fling, the other a Scandinavia from the Greek islands who she went sailing around the islands with for a time. So she wasn't there when Brosnan came back to tell her he'd broken it off with the fiance.

Twenty some years pass, and we learn that the pregnant Streep had stayed in the Greek islands, managed to extort some money out of the Scandinavian/Greek guy's grandmother in order to buy and run a decrepit hotel. Her now grown daughter wants to get married and she wants to know who her father is, so after reading her mother's diary, she invites the three presumptive fathers to the wedding. The rest of the story is even more stupid from here, and the only part I really liked was the women dancing through the town and jumping off of the dock. They should have turned that into an ABBA music video and thrown the rest away. It concludes with the inevitable "why waste a good wedding" line. . . [gag]

That was fun to write! Very cathartic. Didn't know I needed cathartic this morning, I thought a cuppa tea was going to do me, but it still felt good.
SRS


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Tom - Swords & Songs
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 11:22 AM

The Last Legion with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley

I was so annoyed after watching this film that I have come looking for somewhere to moan about it. Utter bollocks.

Poor plot line, awful accents, inconsistent storyboard, poor set and costumes, totally ridiculous in everyway possible - and yet with a great line up of actors in it.

It was so bad that I can't even create a metaphor...
Tom


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 06:55 PM

Absolute rock bottom worst movie of all time is Skeleton Man from SyFy Channel. Plan Nine from Outer Space was bad but campy. Skeleton Man is bad in every way a movie can be bad.

Premise: Ancient Native American ghost protects sacred burial site using a sword.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: DonMeixner
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 03:08 PM

Like the entirety of the inter-dimensional flight? For my money 2010 was a better story and movie entertainment. 2001 was over all self indulgent naval gazery. For me anyway. People I know and respect think it was fabulous.

Don


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 01:30 PM

No, Little Hawk, you've got me wrong. I can look at a great painting forever, and I've seen great movies that had no plot, but in the case of 2001, that scene wasn't particularly beautiful, and it reminded me of a person who makes a point, then goes on to explain it over and over in different ways. That scene was just longer than it needed to be, and there were other scenes in the film that did the same thing.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:01 PM

Avalanche (1994) Director:Paul Shapiro, it is like pulling teeth.


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:58 PM

Loosely based I think. There is significantly more substance in the songs of ABBA than are plumbed by the depth of meaning in this musical.

Don


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:56 PM

It is a musical based on the songs of ABBA


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:46 PM

What is "Mama Mia" about? Okay, it's clearly got an Italian mother in it....but I mean, what else is it about? Can you give a short summary?


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:56 AM

When my kids were old enough to appreciate some good movies I started having evenings when we'd watch together. This happened after I brought home an undubbed version of Blazing Saddles. They thought it was so funny, and were so pleased that I wasn't making them watch the tv version, that we kept watching uncut movies after that.

The first planned time this happened was on an inspiration - I bought the Chicken Run DVD to try in our new player. They thought it was good, but I realized they should understand more about it. I taped Stalag 17 next time it was on TCM and one evening we watched that. They fussed about the black and white and all the talk, but when Peter Graves got their attention they were fascinated how the story evolved around his nasty character. Anyway, they stayed with it, enjoyed it, and as soon as it was over I popped Chicken Run into the player. You should have seen their eyes open wide as that movie they'd watched as a simple comedy/drama a couple of weeks earlier suddenly took on great significance as the opening scene zeros down on the chicken house - number 17. Another escape.

From then on, they knew that there was more to movies than the basic story. I will confess that when we watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, there were scenes (later on, that wierd living room aging episode) where they were practically howling in protest.

I was surprised last fall when my college freshman son asked to borrow my copy of 2001. I told him he could probably find it in his college library, but he said wanted a copy to keep. He got it for xmas. It took a number of years for it to sink in, and clearly the things he agonized about as a child stuck with him and he thought about them.

The stupidist movie my daughter and I watched together, a couple of years ago, was Mama Mia. Pierce Brosnan should have been dubbed, and the cast should have been clubbed for agreeing to do a story with such a stupid plot.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Worst Movie ever
From: J-boy
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:59 AM

I'm watching that space docking scene from 2001 on You-tube right now. You'll never see ten minutes from a movie more beautiful and sublime. But then again,if we all liked the same things what a boring world it would be.


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