Snow Dogs?! What the hell happened to Cuba Gooding's career?

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  1. Bill Balcziak

    Bill Balcziak Supporting Actor

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    An Oscar and now this?!

    Mr. Gooding Jr. must have some serious debts to take on a dog (pun intended) like this.

    What gives?
     
  2. Bill J

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    To me it's not big news because he's been in a lot of awful films. He's brought us "classics" such as:

    Rat Race

    Pearl Harbor

    Men of Honor

    Chill Factor

    Instinct
     
  3. Nate Anderson

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    Obviously, he has lost any ability to find good scripts...
     
  4. Terrell

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    Yes, but Snow Dogs is what I would consider beneath those in terms of being able to flex his acting prowess. Whatever the case, maybe Snow Dogs is funny. I don't plan on seeing it, but maybe it won't be that bad. But I was curious to see him in this.

    As for your flops Bill, I actually enjoyed Pearl Harbor, Men of Honor, and Instinct. But I never saw MoH and Instinct in theaters. I only saw those two on cable. But I enjoyed them nonetheless, and thought he was solid in all three.
     
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  6. Terrell

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    And critics reviews are nothing more than opinions, just like everyone else. I'm sure I could find critics who like those films. Doesn't make me right or you wrong. I repsect your opinion, but I don't base what I like on what critics say, and certainly not what rottentomatoes say. I enjoyed them. Were they great film, no, but I still enjoyed them.[​IMG]
     
  7. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Guys, don't waste your time with Snow Dogs. It's pretty bad. You're also forgetting that JAMES COBURN is in this too. What?
    But I'd be more than happy to provide you a link to my oh-so-incisive review of this cinematic watershed when it gets posted [​IMG]
    Maybe it's time for Cuba to take a dramatic role on an ensemble tv drama to get some respect back (although I thought he was fine in Men of Honor).
     
  8. Terrell

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    Believe me, I have no interest in it.
     
  9. Paul Jenkins

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    James Coburn is just creepy. Saw him on Politically Incorrect a month or so ago, he is just bizarre looking now, arthritis appears to have won that war....

    Sorry, had to just pipe in with that...
     
  10. Scott Weinberg

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    Rat Race
    Pearl Harbor
    Men of Honor
    Chill Factor
    Instinct
    I'm a critic. They all sucked.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    (If anyone responds with "Hey, that's just YOUR opinion", I think I may cry.)
     
  11. Mike St.Louis

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    Never mind...
     
  12. Ike

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    Who'd know that someone who spawned an annoying catch phrase would fizzle and burn out? By the way, got any cheese?
     
  13. Rob_C

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    Cuba's career looks to be in the can. Snow Dogs looks way bad.
     
  14. Jay E

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    Since Cuba Gooding irritates the hell out of me, I can't stand watching him, I'm glad he's making films such as Snow Dogs & Pearl Harbor, films I have no interest in watching.
    Don't listen to what anyway else says Cuba, keep on picking the same scripts like you've been doing.
     
  15. Shawn C

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    Hey, come on...He was pretty funny in Rat Race as an NFL referee that bungles a toin-coss.
    I guess someone was a Steelers fan, eh? [​IMG]
     
  16. MichaelW

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    SHOW ME THE MONEY!!! [​IMG]
     
  17. Ross Williams

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    I used to work at a very cool video store when Instinct was released. Never saw it, couldn't bring myself too. Anyways... below the covers we put up a sign saying:
    "SHOW ME THE MONKEY!!" It always got a good chuckle when somebody would walk by.
    On the subject of Snow Dogs. I saw this trailer before Harry Potter. I was just sitting there bored, rolling my eyes at every "joke" in the trailer. Meanwhile the women behind me were cracking up wildly at the stupidity. They especially loved the dogs lying on the beach talking to each other. The funny thing was with a theater full of kids, nobody was laughing but these women.
     
  18. George Monroy

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    His career hit rock bottom with Pearl Harbor. I mean give me a break he plays a role where it is basically in there to appease minorities. Where is the pride in a role like that?

    He has lost any credibility he ever had.
     
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    Some actors would appear in this type of movie because they have children.

    ~T
     
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