Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

GREAT Films you hate - The Draft


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
322 replies to this topic

#1 of 323 OFFLINE   Jim_K

Jim_K

    Executive Producer



  • 10,089 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 2000

Posted March 09 2003 - 02:10 AM

This idea came to me during Steve's Worst Movie Draft. Judging by some of the films picked some people are itching to crank it up a notch so here's your chance.

I held off so I wouldn't take any of the steam out of that draft. Now that the pickings over there are almost done I think its a good time to start.

What is a GREAT film?
Any film thats critically acclaimed, Major Award winning or appears on a major Greatest film list (Sight & Sound, AFI, etc.)

I don't expect to get many takers as I think most people will shy away from expressing a dislike toward critically acclaimed films.

I'll shoot for at least 8 participants. If there's more interest we could go to 16.


LukeB
Dances With Wolves
A Clockwork Orange
Dr. Strangelove
Ran
North By Northwest
Manhattan
The Pianist
Silence of the Lambs
Airplane!
Easy Rider

Bill J
Gone with the Wind
Taxi Driver
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Gladiator
Full Metal Jacket
Alien
The Matrix
The Usual Suspects

George Kaplan
Titanic
Do the Right Thing
Cries & Whispers
Jules & Jim
All About Eve
The Deer Hunter
Howard's End
Annie Hall
The Searchers
A Streetcar Named Desire

Justin_S
Star Wars
Bride of Frankenstein
Singin in the Rain
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Back to the Future
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Fantasia
Almost Famous
Young Frankenstein
Scream

Death before Streaming!


#2 of 323 OFFLINE   LukeB

LukeB

    Screenwriter



  • 2,179 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 26 2000

Posted March 09 2003 - 04:41 AM

I dislike A LOT of "great" films, so I'm interested. Count me in.

#3 of 323 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

Dome Vongvises

    Lead Actor



  • 8,174 posts
  • Join Date: May 13 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 04:47 AM

Same here. I'm in.

#4 of 323 OFFLINE   Bill J

Bill J

    Producer



  • 3,970 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 27 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 04:55 AM

I'm in.

#5 of 323 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

Brian Lawrence

    Producer



  • 3,634 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 28 1998
  • Real Name:Brian

Posted March 09 2003 - 06:10 AM

I'm in

#6 of 323 OFFLINE   george kaplan

george kaplan

    Executive Producer



  • 13,064 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 14 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 09:00 AM

You know I'm in (as long as we don't have to agree that these films actually are great Posted Image ). As a matter of fact, I prefer to think of this as the 'critically acclaimed' films you hate draft.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#7 of 323 OFFLINE   ErikG

ErikG

    Screenwriter



  • 2,545 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 27 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 09:15 AM

I'm definitely in
No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#8 of 323 OFFLINE   Jim_K

Jim_K

    Executive Producer



  • 10,089 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 2000

Posted March 09 2003 - 10:40 AM

Cool! Posted Image

Here's the picking order so far. We need one more for a minimum of 8.

Jim K
LukeB
Dome Vongvises
Bill J
Brian Lawrence
George Kaplan
ErikG


Most everyone else is probably hiding under a rock right now so I doubt we'll get 16 participants. Posted Image

I'll leave this open til tomorrow just in case any more brave souls want to volunteer. Posted Image
Death before Streaming!


#9 of 323 OFFLINE   Jan H

Jan H

    Screenwriter



  • 2,010 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 06 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 11:20 AM

Ain't touching this one with a ten-foot George Kaplan. But I will definitely chime in with some observations. Posted Image

#10 of 323 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

Vickie_M

    Producer



  • 3,208 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 11:42 AM

Oooh, I stayed away from the Worst Movie Draft, knowing that I would get ticked off. I just now took a look at it and had to go take some blood pressure pills. This one would likely send me to the hospital. No thanks. :P)
Favorite film of 2008 (so far): The Fall

Favorite films of 2007: There Will Be Blood, Across The Universe, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Black Snake Moan

My Happy Rhodes MySpace page

#11 of 323 OFFLINE   Justin_S

Justin_S

    Producer



  • 3,573 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 04 2001

Posted March 09 2003 - 01:58 PM

I'll bite.

#12 of 323 OFFLINE   SteveGon

SteveGon

    Executive Producer



  • 12,267 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 11 2000

Posted March 09 2003 - 03:02 PM

Quote:
I don't expect to get many takers as I think most people will shy away from expressing a dislike toward critically acclaimed films.

Well, I'm not one to shy away from expressing my thoughts on films I dislike, but to be honest with you, there are hardly any critically-acclaimed films that I hate. There are some that I believe don't deserve the accolades they receive, but I don't hate them. So it is with a Posted Image that I've decided to sit this one out. Like Jan, I'll be stopping by with observations.


Quote:
Oooh, I stayed away from the Worst Movie Draft, knowing that I would get ticked off. I just now took a look at it and had to go take some blood pressure pills.

Any films in particular? Stop by and post some comments - I'd love to hear them! Posted Image

#13 of 323 OFFLINE   Jim_K

Jim_K

    Executive Producer



  • 10,089 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 2000

Posted March 09 2003 - 11:30 PM

Ok Justin makes 8.

Unless there's any objections I say we go 10 films.

My first pick is

Walkabout - gimmicky montages, tedious repetitive close-ups of nature, abandoned plot, no character development & a pretentious 70's eco message throughout. I've seen better student films. Posted Image


next up

LukeB
Dome Vongvises
Bill J

Death before Streaming!


#14 of 323 OFFLINE   Gabe D

Gabe D

    Screenwriter



  • 2,173 posts
  • Join Date: May 16 2001

Posted March 10 2003 - 12:11 AM

Quote:
I'll leave this open til tomorrow just in case any more brave souls want to volunteer.
Hey, that ^ was less than 14 hours ago. There might be eight more brave souls who just weren't around on Sunday. Like me, for instance.

#15 of 323 OFFLINE   LukeB

LukeB

    Screenwriter



  • 2,179 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 26 2000

Posted March 10 2003 - 12:31 AM

I'll go with...

Dances With Wolves - the most melodramatic, drawn-out award-winning 'historical epic drama' with cut-out characters and a lame message that is better conveyed in an afterschool TV special. Easily the lowest of the 5 Best Picture nominees (yes, even Godfather III) from 1990, in my opinion.

#16 of 323 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

ChuckDeLa

    Screenwriter



  • 2,802 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 26 2002

Posted March 10 2003 - 03:20 AM

I sat out for the same reasons as SteveGon, but if Justin hadn't stepped up, I might have done it. If you want to add another 8 names, chalk me up as a "maybe".

Definitely agree with Walkabout, haven't seen DWW.

#17 of 323 OFFLINE   Dome Vongvises

Dome Vongvises

    Lead Actor



  • 8,174 posts
  • Join Date: May 13 2001

Posted March 10 2003 - 06:49 AM

From Here to Eternity
- Contains quite possibly the most unintentionally dumbest two characters in the history of filmmaking. And yes, I do prefer Pearl Harbor. SO EAT IT YOU FILM SNOBS!!!

:P)

EDIT: Correction, two characters. Posted Image

#18 of 323 OFFLINE   Jim_K

Jim_K

    Executive Producer



  • 10,089 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 2000

Posted March 10 2003 - 08:07 AM


There might be eight more brave souls who just weren't around on Sunday. Like me, for instance.



I sat out for the same reasons as SteveGon, but if Justin hadn't stepped up, I might have done it. If you want to add another 8 names, chalk me up as a "maybe".

OK consider yourselves in if we get 6 more.

Wild-cards
Gabe D
ChuckDeLa


I can't believe there's that many HTFers afraid of this Draft. Posted Image



chicken-shits! :P)
Death before Streaming!


#19 of 323 OFFLINE   ChuckDeLa

ChuckDeLa

    Screenwriter



  • 2,802 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 26 2002

Posted March 10 2003 - 08:12 AM

One question though, in case I do get in on this: are we allowed to draft movies we haven't watched all the way through? I don't usually force myself to watch a whole movie if it looks like it's going to be something I won't like. There's a couple I'd pick that I only sat through about 30-40 minutes of.

#20 of 323 OFFLINE   Jim_K

Jim_K

    Executive Producer



  • 10,089 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 2000

Posted March 10 2003 - 08:34 AM

I'll leave that up to your best judgment.

I'd personally never trash a film if I haven't at least sat all the way through.

I've seen a lot of films that start off bad but redeem themselves halfway through.
Death before Streaming!






Forum Nav Content I Follow