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#261 of 271 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted May 30 2011 - 04:49 AM

I didn't think they put Affleck in Saving Private Ryan. You might be thinking of Good Will Hunting...



#262 of 271 OFFLINE   Mark Collins

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Posted May 30 2011 - 05:00 AM

He is there even though he is not listed in the credits but it is him. I cannot stand his acting.  You can see him during clips of the movie before you play it in a scene with Damon.  He shares a scene again with Damon while they are fighting Germans at the end of the movie. The scene there is where he smiles I believe he wears a New York coat written on his back.  I have seen GWH.



#263 of 271 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 30 2011 - 05:11 AM

Ben Affleck is definitely not in Saving Private Ryan. If memory serves, the guy with the New York written on his coat is Ed Burns.

#264 of 271 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted May 30 2011 - 05:14 AM

Ed Burns, the poor mans rich mans Ben Affleck.



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Posted May 30 2011 - 07:19 AM

Thankyou Guys!!!!http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0122653/  Get this a friend even happened over while i had it on and he thought it was Affleck.


Still cannot stand Pearl Harbor.  I had however the great honor of sitting with Pearl Harbor Vets who came to watch the film on the day of it's first release. The people talked of their memories about that day before the film began. Men and Women both were there.  I have never felt so humbled in all my life and honored at the same time. WHAT AN EXPERENCE!!!!



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Posted May 30 2011 - 11:11 AM



Originally Posted by Patrick H. 

Lots of good candidates tossed out already, but I can't really say I actively "hate" the cinema of Michael Bay, for example, because I've grown to just totally disregard it. But I can think of one film I do actively hate...

Superman Returns

I hate this film the way some hate the Star Wars prequels or the Schumacher Batman films. Not because it's particularly incompetent or half-assed...its makers clearly had a vision for where they wanted to go with this iconic character and realized it with technical skill. No, I hate this film because it's a titanic failure of spirit and heart. It hijacks the look and legacy of the wonderful original Christopher Reeve film for its own misguided ends, then proceeds totally oblivious to the point of what Superman's all about. Instead of majesty, optimism and fun, we get a mopey, uncharismatic, alienated hero who flies through fuzzy digital landscapes and "saves" unresponsive digital people. Instead of romance and wit, we get a bitter, bitchy (and horrifically-cast) Lois Lane and a sadistic, dour Lex Luthor (a total waste of some ideal casting). And instead of a story which taps into our hopes and fears and lifts our imaginations, we get the same old crap all over again, just rendered slow and dull. So no, this isn't the absolute worst film I've ever seen, but, dammit, in 2006 the world could've used a good Superman film, and this one utterly failed. FAILED.

Hopefully somebody learned from this.


Well writ and very discerning.

I don't think the Warner Brothers execs learned a damn thing.

You have to understand the energy over there, and the bubble they all operate in.

They will impose the same agenda on the next one.

The story might change, but the "misguided ends" will be the same.


Superman Returns is certainly detestable, but not as detestable as Casino Royale.

More on that later.



#267 of 271 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted May 30 2011 - 06:25 PM

I think before I start listing movies, I first want to say that I interpret "detest" to mean something different than "hate" or "dislike" - a movie I hate is one I'll never watch again, but will probably forget soon after.  I'm usually pretty good at gauging what I will and won't like ahead of time, so I'm usually able to avoid seeing movies in the first place that I just know I won't like.  For me to detest a movie, it has to be more than a bad movie -- and might even be a movie that some would consider to be good.  I also understand that one man's junk is another man's treasure so I don't mean to be disrespectful to anyone else's tastes; I know I hate it when I feel like someone's shit on something I love, so I'll try to avoid doing the same.


This list is in no particular order:


"Crash" (the 2005 film, not Cronenberg's awesome movie about car crashes, sex and dangerous obsession) - It's not the worst movie ever made.  But it is so paint by numbers that I was completely bored with it.  I only started to detest it when I kept hearing everyone talking about what a "profound" (the most common adjective I heard) experience it was.  It was merely a film I didn't like, but when everyone around me started talking about how seeing it was a lifechanging experience, I seriously wanted to pull my hair out.


"Finding Nemo" - I know, I know, how could I not love Finding Nemo?  I didn't like it when I saw it, but that's okay, not everything is going to be a winner to me.  I started detesting it when people started saying to me, "You hated Finding Nemo?!  How could you hate Finding Nemo?  You're just wrong.  I know it's an opinion whether or not you like something, but you're just wrong."  I like plenty of family films.  I like plenty of animated films.  I just didn't like this one.  Stop looking at me like I just stepped on your baby puppy.


"Armageddon" - I'll throw this on the list because I remember this as being the first movie in my life where I had been excited about it, went to see it, and thought it was a complete pile of trash.  I wasn't expecting genius, just fun escapism with some semblance of being entertaining, and this movie did absolutely nothing for me.  I liked exactly one thing in the entire film: when the government tries to recruit the guys to go into space, one of them says that we'll do it, but none of us want to pay taxes ever again.  That was kinda funny.  That silly Diane Warren-penned Aerosmith song still gets stuck in my head on the mere mention of this film, which I think is reason enough to detest something.


And, although it's a genre as opposed to a specific film, I detest the entire "torture-porn" sub-genre of horror.  I'm not the biggest horror film fan in the world, but that has more to do with me not being scared easily, and just getting bored at the usual horror film.  And when I say torture porn, I'm not even talking about Rob Zombie's movies, which I think are maybe a bit over-the-top but fun.  I'm talking something like "Hostel", which my friends dragged me to and I had no polite way out of.  I wasn't scared by the content, but I was just repulsed by the filmmaker's desire to put such disgusting images onscreen with the barest semblance of plotting.  I think extreme violence in cinema has its place, whether it's a truly serious film trying to convey a hideous moment, or a disposable bit of entertainment that at least seems to be about having fun (like the Final Destination movies, for instance...it's not a highbrow concept, but it's amusing the way they try to come up with more and more extreme ways to kill people off).  But "Hostile" seemed, in my opinion at any rate, to have absolutely no redeeming factors.


I've only seen a few of his films, but nothing I've ever seen by Lars von Trier has been enjoyable to me.  I detest them because he usually gets good actors and critics always seem to love what he does, and I just don't see what's going on there that's got any value.  My opinion, of course.  But goes back to what I was saying before about detesting movies and hating movies and knowing what to avoid - I'm not gonna rush out to see another one of his films, so it's not really an issue for me.  But man, were the few films of his I saw painful to sit through.


I guess I'll end this with a movie I saw the same week, with the same friends, as "Hostel" - the film version of the musical of "The Producers" - I saw it on Broadway and hated it, so I don't know why I expected the movie to be any different.  Actually, I didn't.  I just hate that they took a movie that was just fine, something that had stood the test of time, and turned it into a musical for reasons I can't possibly fathom.  They replaced so many of my favorite bits of business from the original film with songs that just weren't funny.  It seemed like a cash grab, plain and simple, and I wanted to expect more from Mel Brooks than that.


I'm sure there are probably more, but if there are, I'm grateful that they've at least temporarily passed from my memory!



#268 of 271 OFFLINE   Bob McLaughlin

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Posted June 07 2011 - 02:39 AM

M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" just made me plain mad.  I've seen lots of bad movies that didn't elicit this anger reaction in me.  If a movie's bad, that's okay, they don't all work out.  But this was one of the few movies where I felt like the world was made a worse place by its very existence.  A big sloppy mess calling itself a movie.


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#269 of 271 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted June 07 2011 - 09:08 AM

"The Happening" didn't quite make me as mad as you, but it certainly didn't make me happy either.  I think what pissed me off more about that movie was how the studio kept promoting it as "M. Night Shyamalan's first R rated movie!" (as if what a film is rated should matter to how good it is), and it felt like it was basically a PG-13 movie with just a little extra blood added at the beginning to be able to advertise it as an R.  That pissed me off.



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Posted June 12 2011 - 03:43 AM



Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin 

M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" just made me plain mad.  I've seen lots of bad movies that didn't elicit this anger reaction in me.  If a movie's bad, that's okay, they don't all work out.  But this was one of the few movies where I felt like the world was made a worse place by its very existence.  A big sloppy mess calling itself a movie.



My wife and I had free movie tickets and used them on this movie. And we both felt that we were ripped off. That is how bad this movie was. Not only do I never intend to spend a dime on another Shyamalan film, I won't ever waste my time, which is MUCH more valuable.


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#271 of 271 OFFLINE   jessi01

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Posted June 13 2011 - 09:02 PM

Well i like all the movies, i don't remember anyone the detest movie..