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Postby RockyDennis on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:09 pm

We all have them, here are three of mine


1. Joes vs. the Volcano. Ossie Davis was amazing as the limo driver, the suitcases, and the natives singing Hava Nakela while drinking orange soda.

2. The Postman. I hate everything Kevin Costners ever done and I don't really like post apocolyptic lore, and everyone I have ever met not only dislikes this movie, but they use it as the example of a bad movie, "Gigli is this years Postman" All of that doesn't matter I think its a monumental acheivement in filmmaking.

3. Mr. Destiny. After watching it I feel guilty and have to take a shower, but I do like it. I'll just use Rene Russo as my excuse
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Postby prisoner6 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:11 pm

Hey, don't worry I know someone who made us watch Mr. Destiny because her foot is in a scene.
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Postby magicmonkey on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:12 pm

Good Sig and good topic Rocky, Welcome!

I love Phantom Menace.

Also, some have prejudice against me for I like A Shark Tale.
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Postby Angel on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:18 pm

THE SPECIALIST!
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Postby DorkmanScott on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:19 pm

I will defend the genius of Killer Klowns from Outer Space to my dying breath.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:21 pm

A League Of Their Own

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Postby thomasgaffney on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:28 pm

magicmonkey wrote:Also, some have prejudice against me for I like A Shark Tale.


A Shark Tale?? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:29 pm

Nice! RockyDennis comes out swinging!!

For me, it's Torque. Fuckin' LOVE that movie, over-indulgence and all. It's like the nephew or distant coustin to Michael Bay movies.

Yes, I also love Michael Bay movies.
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Postby ZappasGuitar on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:52 pm

God help me, but I love Xanadu! :oops:
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:53 pm

ZappasGuitar wrote:God help me, but I love Xanadu! :oops:


Fuck yeah! I still listen to the ELO side of the soundtrack on a regular basis.
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Postby JamieCOTC on Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:53 pm

Independence Day - It's a lame rip-off of War of the Worlds, but I love Randy Quaid's final scene!

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Postby El Scorcho on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:08 pm

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Postby Khan on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:13 pm

Toys. If you fast-forward from the moment they arrive in the toy factory for the final show-down to the moment that Alsatia 'breaks', slowing down just long enough to hear Robin Williams's Henry V send-up to his army of toys, it becomes a pretty decent movie IMHO.

Oh, and the Super Mario Bros. movie. Really, I have no excuse for that one.
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Postby DirtyRatBastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:16 pm

Toys is one of the most misunderstood, wonderful to look at movies ever. Oh, and I can't turn away from Rocky V everytime it is on TV
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:17 pm

JamieCOTC wrote:Independence Day - It's a lame rip-off of War of the Worlds, but I love Randy Quaid's final scene!

Am I the only one who tears up slightly when he's talking to his son?
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Postby bamf on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:20 pm

Kissing a Fool

Jason Lee at his best. And everytime I watch it with a girl I get laid, usually.
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Postby rserocki on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:27 pm

I don't love Zardoz, but I like it. I also liked Secret of NIMH.
In the latter's case, I think a driving factor was the
Jerry Goldsmith's score, which literally gave me chills
in a couple places.
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Postby Khan on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:31 pm

Music can make such a difference. I love the movie Hook mainly for the memories of seeing it in a theatre as a kid -- on reflection, it's a terribly flawed film, especially after Peter leaves London for the NeverStage with its cast of politically correct hipster Lost Boys, but the score might be Williams's finest, and probably his most complex. And, of course, CutThroat Island was crap (something about pirates, I guess) but put Debney's score in your CD player and pump up the volume to the max and within minutes you'll be scrounging for a cutlass and pantaloons.
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:44 pm

I have to say "Grease". I only saw it like a millon times when I was a boy, can't help but to know it by heart (dance moves too).

I caught "13 going on 30 the other day and I have to say i kinda liked it.
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Postby MiltonWaddams on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:45 pm

JamieCOTC wrote:Independence Day - It's a lame rip-off of War of the Worlds, but I love Randy Quaid's final scene!


have you seen the original ending where they had randy quaid flying his old school crop dusting plane with a bomb all crappily tied to it?

geeeenius.

i would say that i'm ashamed with the amount of times i've seen 'dirty work', but the word 'shame' does not do it justice.
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Postby vicious_bastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:49 pm

I have seen Demolition Man FAR too many times. And Bio-Dome.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:55 pm

HMM... I guess I can think of a few flies in the ointment (the ointment being my Purrfect Taste)

ANOTHER 48 Hours

Just about every single badly-dubbed Kung Fu movie ever released is watchable to me, even if every other person on the planet has classified it otherwise (Dragon Lee marry me now).

Tron

I have a thing where I really enjoy TV Movie pilots. All the optimism in the air just makes me grin (Starsky&Hutch is my personal fave TV Movie Pilot).

My Name is Alan Smithee. Is this what the movie's called? The one with Chuck D in it? Yes, I liked it...I mean why the hell do you think my username has the word Seppuku in it? The guilt of actually enjoying this movie.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Movie. I guess this one kind of comes under TV Pilots here, but it wasn't meant to be.

Last one I can think of for now is Peter Seller's The Party.
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Postby Khan on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:58 pm

The Party is great. Harrry [NOT Grande Rojo] Shearer based Apu's accent on what Peter Sellers did in that movie.

That said, I somehow forgot to mention Nuns on the Run. Maybe because it's the first movie I ever saw with boobies.
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Postby Coldfire24 on Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:59 pm

If looks Could Kill....I just can't stop loving that movie
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Postby vicious_bastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:00 pm

the first movie I ever saw with boobies.


Is that a pet name for someone?
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:02 pm

vicious_bastard wrote:
the first movie I ever saw with boobies.


Is that a pet name for someone?


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Postby Khan on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:02 pm

Robbie Coltrane, maybe?
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Postby Drummerdude on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:03 pm

1. Dukes of Hazzard
2. Zoolander
3. The Majestic
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Postby vicious_bastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:10 pm

Zoolander is fucking hilarious - do not be ashamed my son.
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Postby Kurt Hectic on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:14 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:Nice! RockyDennis comes out swinging!!

For me, it's Torque. Fuckin' LOVE that movie, over-indulgence and all. It's like the nephew or distant coustin to Michael Bay movies.

Yes, I also love Michael Bay movies.


I saw Torque in theatre twice. First time was by accident and second was to bring my friend who couldn't believe it was as funny as it was. I especially dug the ending wherein the CGI more or less devolved into PS1 quality graphics. Great movie.
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Postby AlaninTally on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:14 pm

My picks are:
Wild Things - I went to the theatre to see this unapologetic piece of art trash and it had me right when Denise Richards throws a fit in court.

Sliver - Again more sleaze, love the soundtrack

Killler Klowns from Outer Space - someone mentioned it before and I thank HBO for playing it endlessly during my impressionable youth

Flash Gordon - pretty trippy and crappy at the same time
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Postby Pudie on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:19 pm

vicious_bastard wrote:Zoolander is fucking hilarious - do not be ashamed my son.


Seconded.

I'm a pretty big fan of Cruel Intentions, even though I havent seen it in a while.
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Postby vicious_bastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:20 pm

AlaninTally wrote:Wild Things - I went to the theatre to see this unapologetic piece of art trash and it had me right when Denise Richards throws a fit in court.


It had me somewhere else. I threw a fit of sorts.
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Postby jgraphix on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:20 pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Reefer Madness the Musical.

Two musicals you hate to love.
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Postby St. Alphonzo on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:22 pm

I mentioned this one in the Underrated Movies thread, but Gremlins 2 - The New Batch is just epic. I even like it better than the first one.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:23 pm

I guess this whole topic proves that one man's embarrassing secret is another's flagrant pride and joy. And I have much love for Hedwig and her thoroughly Angry inch.

Just thought of another guilty pleasure by the way: Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers...
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Postby Pudie on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:26 pm

Hedwig is another damn good movie.

I love the carwash line.
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Postby jgraphix on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:28 pm

Oh. Bad Taste. Love it, my girlfriend made me feel embarassed to like it, so I guess it counts.
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:32 pm

Maybe this should be folded into the "Guilty Pleasures" thread from a while back.
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Postby DanielSan on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:33 pm

Here are a few guilty pleasures:

1. Fried Green Tomatoes. It ain't a chick flick if there's cannibalism in it.

2. Waterworld - I know. It sucks. You can all lick me.

3. Big Trouble In Little China. - "Jack Burton. Me."
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Postby vicious_bastard on Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:36 pm

DennisMM wrote:Maybe this should be folded into the "Guilty Pleasures" thread from a while back.


You took the thoughts out of my brain. Eerie.
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Postby Tubbs Tattsyrup on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:02 pm

Demolition Man, as mentioned above. I love that movie for some stupid reason.
I have a liking for the early Star Trek movies. A lot of geeks love them too, but the general public sees Shatner as the Devil or something. So I'm embarrassed sometimes about that.
Ed Wood's films...I love 'em. They're really energetic and enthusiastically made.
and I liked 99% of Spielberg's WOTW even though most poeple hated it. Really it's only the last 2 or 3 minutes that rate a 11 on the Suck-O-Meter.
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Postby Flyinguillotine on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:04 pm

I have deep love for Rocky III. Clubber Lang is the performance of T's career, and Stallone rises to the challenge.

II is just a rehash sequel. III brilliantly flips the script on I. Incredible.

And I sometimes get teased for loving Fright Night. It's one of the tightest stories I've ever seen on the screen, and it's one of the most perfectly balanced horror/comedies this side of Landis.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:09 pm

Kurt Hectic wrote:I saw Torque in theatre twice. First time was by accident and second was to bring my friend who couldn't believe it was as funny as it was. I especially dug the ending wherein the CGI more or less devolved into PS1 quality graphics. Great movie.

Can I get an AMEN?!

Nobody will ever side with me on this one. I dug Joseph Kahn's music videos for quite some time (Enrique Iglesias' "Hero" is phenomenal) and thought his style translated nicely. Ultimately, it's a pretty crappy movie, but it blows the shit out of any Fast and the Furious of XXX due to its maddeningly slick style.
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:13 pm

I love bad Sylvester Stallone movies. I saw Cobra and Judge Dredd in theaters. I like good Stallone movies, too, but they're not so fun to discuss.
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Postby Whill Robinson on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:15 pm

Jaws: The Revenge

Slow-mo the scene of the shark exploding at the end. Pure genius.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:20 pm

Ah your mention of good old Jaws: Revenge reminds me of two other terrible Michael Caine movies I couldn't live without: The Swarm and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. Which in turn reminds me of the fact that I am a massive fan of ALL of the Planet of the Apes sequels...true story.
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Postby Whill Robinson on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:29 pm

Yes! Got hold of Poseidon Adventure last week. Gotta love Borgnine in that one.
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:42 pm

There is no shame in liking Flash (AHHHH!) Gordon! That is one of my all time favorite films. So awful that it transcends into pure genius. The psychadelic back drops, the Quenn soundtrack, "Go Flash, Go! Oh I wish it was still available on DVD in the states. I would of thought they'd release it again for it's 25th. Bummer!
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Postby Vegeta on Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:43 pm

Sorry Queen soundtrack...

Oh yeah... "Hawkmen... DIVE!"
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