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2011-08-09 01:31:25 PM
Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
 
2011-08-09 01:34:53 PM
This list fails without the entire post-Goldeneye run of Pierce Brosnan's Bond films.

He was a great bond, but the crack the producers were smoking must have been horrendous.
 
2011-08-09 01:46:51 PM
I am convinced that Ben Kingsley's agent hates him. Look at the unadulterated parade of fecal excess that he's been a part of in the last couple of decades:

Bloodrayne
Lucky Number Slevin
Suspect Zero
The Thunderbirds Movie
The Love Guru
The Prince of Persia
Teen Patti (never heard of it, but it got a 4.0 rating on IMDB, so it's gotta be pretty bad)

Any one of those movies would be a career killer for a lesser actor, but luckily for him, I think his legacy is secured with Gandhi and Schindler's List.
 
2011-08-09 01:47:08 PM
Too bad about Spawn.
 
2011-08-09 01:48:53 PM

RexTalionis: Lucky Number Slevin


I kinda liked this movie. Does that make me a bad person?

Also I would guess that Kingsley's agent is trying to expose him to a younger audience.
 
2011-08-09 01:51:47 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: RexTalionis: Lucky Number Slevin

I kinda liked this movie. Does that make me a bad person?

Also I would guess that Kingsley's agent is trying to expose him to a younger audience.


I didn't hate it either, to be honest, although it was not a great movie at all.

Also, when you try to expose an older actor to a younger audience, why would anyone try to put the older actor in a reboot of Thunderbirds?
 
2011-08-09 02:08:26 PM

RexTalionis: Also, when you try to expose an older actor to a younger audience, why would anyone try to put the older actor in a reboot of Thunderbirds?


Because a younger audience is more likely to see a crappy movie? Hell, I watched a ton of awful movies in my youth and thought they were good.
 
2011-08-09 02:13:08 PM
Pretty good list, but I liked Heart Condition, and Loose Cannons was awesome.

Of course, I have not seen these films since I was a kid.
 
2011-08-09 02:27:49 PM

RexTalionis: I am convinced that Ben Kingsley's agent hates him. Look at the unadulterated parade of fecal excess that he's been a part of in the last couple of decades:

Bloodrayne
Lucky Number Slevin
Suspect Zero
The Thunderbirds Movie
The Love Guru
The Prince of Persia
Teen Patti (never heard of it, but it got a 4.0 rating on IMDB, so it's gotta be pretty bad)

Any one of those movies would be a career killer for a lesser actor, but luckily for him, I think his legacy is secured with Gandhi and Schindler's List.


By all accounts, he is a collossal asshole, which might explain the amount of dross
on his IMDB list. But, even actors have to eat, and John Carradine (himself a great
actor who took on many crappy roles) once observed that even a crappy role in a
crappy film is a chance to practice your craft and get that much better at it.
 
2011-08-09 02:59:24 PM

RexTalionis: I am convinced that Ben Kingsley's agent hates him. Look at the unadulterated parade of fecal excess that he's been a part of in the last couple of decades:

Bloodrayne
Lucky Number Slevin
Suspect Zero
The Thunderbirds Movie
The Love Guru
The Prince of Persia
Teen Patti (never heard of it, but it got a 4.0 rating on IMDB, so it's gotta be pretty bad)

Any one of those movies would be a career killer for a lesser actor, but luckily for him, I think his legacy is secured with Gandhi and Schindler's List.


Also, Sexy Beast. Evil, Enraged Kingsley is Fun Kingsley.
 
2011-08-09 03:39:15 PM
I don't get the hate for Chronicles of Riddick. Of course, I have the Director's Cut which makes a lot more sense than the theatrical release.
 
2011-08-09 04:11:24 PM

slayer199: I don't get the hate for Chronicles of Riddick. Of course, I have the Director's Cut which makes a lot more sense than the theatrical release.


Pitch Black was a tough act to follow. Also I think the movie becomes significantly better if you remove the scene where Vin Diesel keeps himself from being burned up by splashing water all over himself from a canteen.
 
2011-08-09 04:25:05 PM
George Clooney is a good actor?
 
2011-08-09 04:26:07 PM

UNC_Samurai: This list fails without the entire post-Goldeneye run of Pierce Brosnan's Bond films.


Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough weren't bad. Denise Richards was goofy as a nuclear weapons specialist but it's a Bond movie, what did you want, Linda Hunt?

Die Another Day was shiat though. Brosnan deserved a better send off.

Ben Kingsley was also in A Sound of Thunder, which was almost as horrible as the Uwe Boll movies he was in. In fact, if Ben was ever in a good movie again, the decompression would cause nitrogen narcosis.
 
2011-08-09 04:28:43 PM
MY OPINIONS ARE FACTS TOO, SUBBY!

Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?


What is this question asking? It doesn't make sense.

slayer199: I don't get the hate for Chronicles of Riddick. Of course, I have the Director's Cut which makes a lot more sense than the theatrical release.


Snobs can't stand the idea of people having fun.
 
2011-08-09 04:28:45 PM

timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."


This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...
 
2011-08-09 04:31:15 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: RexTalionis: Lucky Number Slevin

I kinda liked this movie. Does that make me a bad person?

Also I would guess that Kingsley's agent is trying to expose him to a younger audience.


I liked Lucky Number Slevin as well. It wasn't what I expected, pleasantly so.
 
2011-08-09 04:31:32 PM

Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?


Yes
 
2011-08-09 04:32:04 PM
Anyone else notice they listed two Charlize Theron movies and she wasn't the actor named?
 
2011-08-09 04:32:45 PM

RantCasey: timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...


This? Really? I've only seen it used twice. Perhaps I don't spend enough time on Fark?

Though it's quite refreshing to see an actor admit that he did a bad movie for the paycheck. Would be nice to see it happen more often...
 
2011-08-09 04:33:05 PM
Am I a bad person for liking The Haunting?
 
2011-08-09 04:33:31 PM

RantCasey: timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...


It's used here on Fark? I mean, I've been here for a while and can't remember seeing it. Though I normally stay out of "bad movie" threads. Still, I like it. Is it the repetition or the sentiment that has you all sandy?
 
2011-08-09 04:33:51 PM

PizzaJedi81: Am I a bad person for liking The Haunting?


Nope. I love Mr. Neeson though. I still see that idiot losing his head in the fireplace.
 
2011-08-09 04:34:39 PM

Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?


and damn handsome as well!
 
2011-08-09 04:36:01 PM

timujin: Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?

Yes



he's good at playing george clooney, i'll say that much.
 
2011-08-09 04:37:32 PM
I liked The Astronaut's Wife when I saw it, can't remember why it was good though
 
2011-08-09 04:37:36 PM

llort dam eht: Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?

and damn handsome as well!


and bangs the hell out of hot biatches!
 
2011-08-09 04:40:58 PM

rickythepenguin: he's good at playing george clooney, i'll say that much.


How many actors, even Oscar winners just pretty much play one character? Nicholson, Eastwood, DeNiro, Pacino, most comedy actors...I could do this all day.
 
2011-08-09 04:41:34 PM

rickythepenguin: timujin: Impasse: George Clooney is a good actor?

Yes


he's good at playing george clooney, i'll say that much.


For the most part, yeah, I get that, but here's a thought. What if he "plays" George Clooney in real life, much as Cary Grant did before him?

I mean, hell, I wish I could play "George Clooney", I'm having trouble just pulling off "White Urkel"
 
2011-08-09 04:41:41 PM
Every actor who has made at least 4 films, has made at least one bad film.

Yes, even Daniel Day Lewis.
 
2011-08-09 04:48:40 PM
UNC_Samurai: [Brosnan] was a great bond, but the crack the producers were smoking must have been horrendous.

yes, Ive been saying this for years. In fact, she showed what range he could do with a Bond-like character in The Tailor of Panama. It's too bad the people running (/ruining) the Bond franchise were too lame to let him really work his craft.
 
2011-08-09 04:53:17 PM
I LIKED the "Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"...
 
2011-08-09 04:54:58 PM
Agree with a lot of the list, but personally I loved the Haunting, Heart Condition and Wild Hogs.
 
2011-08-09 04:55:01 PM

PizzaJedi81: Am I a bad person for liking The Haunting?


It was a great cast for the story that Shirley Jackson wrote. But I guess there was no way Hollywood was going to make another movie version without tons of special effects. The 1963 Robert Wise version was far more spooky for leaving the ghosts to your imagination, but try telling the kids today that.
 
2011-08-09 04:55:26 PM

Mugato: How many actors, even Oscar winners just pretty much play one character? Nicholson, Eastwood, DeNiro, Pacino, most comedy actors...I could do this all day.



and that makes them shiatty actors. i mean, jack nicholson was a hell of an actor. he could play crazy (the shining), more or less straight drama (china syndrome), endearingly isolated (five easy pieces), antihero (cuckoo's nest), etc. he only became a caricature of himself in the last 20 years or so.

or deniro is the better example. awakenings? king of comedy?

i don't think actors should get points for constatnly playing yourself well. i mean, if you're saying "clooney plays clooney pretty well, because that's what the eastwoods/jacks/deniros did", well then I guess that makes David Spade, KEvin that Fat Guy In the Kiddie movies, and Adam Sandler good actors too. or larry the cable guy.
 
2011-08-09 04:56:36 PM
The like The Haunting, The Astronaut's Wife, Lucky Number Slevin, Chronicles of Riddick, etc.

I like bad movies though. Season of the Witch is my new secret guilty pleasure. It is SO bad it is good.

/"Here is some food...and warmth"
 
2011-08-09 04:57:09 PM
www.infamouskidd.com
I like this movie, but it's awful.
 
2011-08-09 04:59:29 PM

rickythepenguin: if you're saying "clooney plays clooney pretty well, because that's what the eastwoods/jacks/deniros did", well then I guess that makes David Spade, KEvin that Fat Guy In the Kiddie movies, and Adam Sandler good actors too. or larry the cable guy.


Well you have to at least start with a likable persona.
 
2011-08-09 05:03:12 PM

gunga galunga: PizzaJedi81: Am I a bad person for liking The Haunting?

It was a great cast for the story that Shirley Jackson wrote. But I guess there was no way Hollywood was going to make another movie version without tons of special effects. The 1963 Robert Wise version was far more spooky for leaving the ghosts to your imagination, but try telling the kids today that.


The original had that spooky rubber door though, that was some serious special effects magic for it's time. They used the technology available at the time just as was done for the 1999 version so I won't complain too much.

Compared to House on Haunted Hill which came out the same year, it was a masterpiece.
 
2011-08-09 05:03:35 PM
I like Riddick.
 
2011-08-09 05:07:18 PM

slayer199: I don't get the hate for Chronicles of Riddick. Of course, I have the Director's Cut which makes a lot more sense than the theatrical release.


I Chronicles of Riddick white knight in my spare time. Movie isn't half bad but you do need to watch the director's cut. Sit back and enjoy. Compared to Transformers it's the freakin' Godfather part II.

/love that Toombs character. I'm sure he got away.
 
2011-08-09 05:12:48 PM

walrusonion: [www.infamouskidd.com image 509x755]
I like this movie, but it's awful.


Probably the greatest crappy movie ever.
 
2011-08-09 05:13:21 PM
I'm so glad Harrison Ford turned down doing a fourth Indiana Jones movie. I heard the script had to do with aliens and him surviving a nuclear blast by hiding inside a fridge or something. Man, that would have be awful and certainly worthy of being on that list.
 
2011-08-09 05:16:20 PM
How did they narrow it down to just one Paul Giamatti movie?

Fred Claus
Big Fat Loser
Paycheck
The Nanny Diaries
Shoot 'Em Up
Planet of the Apes
Dr. Doolittle

In fact, why was he on the list to start with?
 
2011-08-09 05:18:33 PM
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IT WAS TUESDAY!
 
2011-08-09 05:20:03 PM

timujin: RantCasey: timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...

It's used here on Fark? I mean, I've been here for a while and can't remember seeing it. Though I normally stay out of "bad movie" threads. Still, I like it. Is it the repetition or the sentiment that has you all sandy?


I am not exaggerating when I say I see it referenced one a week here, minimum. Just overused. I'm really surprised neither of you have seen it before. Not regular farkers I take it.
 
2011-08-09 05:20:48 PM

chimp_ninja: RexTalionis: I am convinced that Ben Kingsley's agent hates him. Look at the unadulterated parade of fecal excess that he's been a part of in the last couple of decades:

Bloodrayne
Lucky Number Slevin
Suspect Zero
The Thunderbirds Movie
The Love Guru
The Prince of Persia
Teen Patti (never heard of it, but it got a 4.0 rating on IMDB, so it's gotta be pretty bad)

Any one of those movies would be a career killer for a lesser actor, but luckily for him, I think his legacy is secured with Gandhi and Schindler's List.

Also, Sexy Beast. Evil, Enraged Kingsley is Fun Kingsley.


THIS! This this this this this this this this!
 
2011-08-09 05:22:20 PM

slayer199: I don't get the hate for Chronicles of Riddick. Of course, I have the Director's Cut which makes a lot more sense than the theatrical release.


I would've liked that movie had it not been a sequel to Pitch Black. I would elevate that latter to being a great suspenseful alien movie and Vin Diesel gave us a damn cool character. However it was placed in a universe just a couple of hundred years into our own established future and gave us a timeline grounded in our own cultural understanding. Then someone took the surviving characters from that movie and threw them in a D&D scenario. But with spaceships.
 
2011-08-09 05:25:45 PM

RantCasey: timujin: RantCasey: timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...

It's used here on Fark? I mean, I've been here for a while and can't remember seeing it. Though I normally stay out of "bad movie" threads. Still, I like it. Is it the repetition or the sentiment that has you all sandy?

I am not exaggerating when I say I see it referenced one a week here, minimum. Just overused. I'm really surprised neither of you have seen it before. Not regular farkers I take it.


Seven years, 30 approved links, untold number of comments and the onetime host of the Los Angeles Fark Party. Regular enough, I suppose, maybe I just hang out in different threads.
 
2011-08-09 05:26:12 PM

RantCasey: timujin: RantCasey: timujin: Say what you will about the rest, but I've got nothing but respect for Caine's appearance in Jaws 4 following this quote:

"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

This is without a doubt, one of the most overused comments on fark. Anytime bad movies are discussed, someone just has to bring this up.

/fark I'm grouchy today...

It's used here on Fark? I mean, I've been here for a while and can't remember seeing it. Though I normally stay out of "bad movie" threads. Still, I like it. Is it the repetition or the sentiment that has you all sandy?

I am not exaggerating when I say I see it referenced one a week here, minimum. Just overused. I'm really surprised neither of you have seen it before. Not regular farkers I take it.


1. I'm a smartass so let's get that out of the way.
2. You only quoted one farker in that conversation even though you reference more than one person. He could have multiple personalities though.
3. I've been regular for 6 years now, no prunes needed, and the first time i've ever seen that quote was either this week or last week in another thread.

/overexaggeration fairy is trollin
 
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