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Bombs that probably deserved better

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Andy Sheets, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. Randall Dorr

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    "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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I did. [​IMG]
     
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    In my world, these would be blockbusters:
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Rudy
    Hoosiers
    A Midnight Clear
    A Simple Plan
    Clay Pigeons
    Arlington Road
    Up the Creek
    Searching for Bobby Fischer
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    Dominick & Eugene
    Billy Elliot
    Punch-Drunk Love
    One False Move
    One Hour Photo
    A Perfect World
    Awakenings
    Donnie Darko
    October Sky
    Lone Star
    The Mighty
    Waking Ned Devine
    The Blob (1988)
    Monster's Ball
    Hearts in Atlantis
    Antwone Fisher
    Glory
    Chill Factor
    Adaptation
    Tully
    The Emperor's Club
    Lucas
    King of the Hill
    The King of Comedy
    The Dish
    In the Bedroom
    Office Space
    The Guys
    Angela's Ashes
    A Family Thing
    You Can Count on Me
     
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    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!"
     
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    Wet Hot American Summer
    One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
    also
    Waiting for Guffman
    A film that didn't do exceptional business in theaters, but has developed a huge cult following on home video.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.[​IMG] 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. [​IMG] What a shame...
    Luis S
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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."
     

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