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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Andy Sheets, Jun 15, 2002.
"The Shawshank Redemption" Well, it definitely made up for it in VHS/ DVD sales. I don't know too many people that haven't seen it or haven't liked it. However, I do know several people who never saw it at the movies including myself.
I see a lot of similarities between what happened to Cimino's Heaven's Gate, and David Lynch's Dune. Both were critical and commercial failures when they were released. I personally think Dune should have faired better then it did.
Didn't De Laurentiis's company go bankrupt soon after making Dune? I don't know if this was because of Dune or not. I agree that Cimino's career suffered much more for his box office bomb. Lynch actually got Blue Velvet out of his.
Anybody mention Carpenter's "The Thing." It may not be a bomb but it did not do anywhere near as well as expected. In my mind its one of the finest movies most people don't know. Brian
In my world, these would be blockbusters:
The Shawshank Redemption
A Midnight Clear
A Simple Plan
Up the Creek
Searching for Bobby Fischer
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Dominick & Eugene
One False Move
One Hour Photo
A Perfect World
Waking Ned Devine
The Blob (1988)
Hearts in Atlantis
The Emperor's Club
King of the Hill
The King of Comedy
In the Bedroom
A Family Thing
You Can Count on Me
One more: Office Space. The movie lost money at the box office and hand generally poor to mixed reviews. The movie is a classic that found it's audience only on cable. "PC LOAD LETTER!"
Wet Hot American Summer
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
Waiting for Guffman
A film that didn't do exceptional business in theaters, but has developed a huge cult following on home video.
I agree with Office Space, major bomb in the theaters. I know its done well on dvd, but that film is just one of the funniest of all time. They really must have screwed up the marketing for that one.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Not a great movie by any means but enjoyable and certainly not anywhere near deserving of the merciless ass-ripping the critics have given it.
Dont know if its been mentioned but EQUILIBRIUM got the screw job as well. Totaly badass movie shown only in less than 300 theaters and for only like a week and a half. Could have been much bigger had it been given the chance. I get customers who come in and comment on how they absolutely loved this film. Some (like myself) like it even better than the matrix! And anyone I recomend it to always comes back to thank me. What a shame...
Innerspace deserved allot better but they couldnt figure out how to market it. Recently, Donnie Darko. Better than most of the mindless Summer Blockbusters they put out these days. Election with Reese Witherspoon is another Great one! Also You can Count on me gets another vote.
I went to see Out of Sight on opening day, loved it, tried to bring my friends to see it the next week...and it was gone. It's easily one of my all-time favourites.
You guys forgot to mention "The Postman", I found it quite entertaining, not like all the reviews that thoroughly described it as a piece of junk. I thought it was better than "Waterworld."