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2011-08-10 08:20:10 AM  
Liam Neeson in The Phantom Menace?

Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christenson in the same and following ones? Talk about cardboard performances - 2 camera shots of walking and talking, sitting and talking, walking and talking, sitting and talking, broken up intermittently by a mess of CGI.

God did those movies suck. Well, episode 3 was OK, but not great.
 
2011-08-10 08:48:28 AM  

Car_Ramrod: 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."

RantCasey: 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.

gunga galunga: As awful as Jaws 4 is (and it really is farking awful), I'm thankful for its existence for no other reason that this choice quote from Michael Caine: "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."

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Shenanigans
 
2011-08-10 09:46:19 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: My Blueberry Nights


Good God, that movie was TERRIBLE. It was more of a self-indulgent piece of crap than anything Vincent Gallo has ever done. It remains one of the very few movies I have watched in my life that I haven't been able to finish out of sheer boredom.

I genuinely felt bad for David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz for being involved in that theatrical turd.
 
2011-08-10 10:01:28 AM  

Rent Party: I have a theory that every actor has at least one moment of brilliance in them.

Rutger Hauer: Blade Runner
Sly Stalone: Rocky. (Copland or First Blood, if that's your thing)
Cuba Gooding: Boyz n the Hood
Jim Carey: The Truman Show Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.




ftfy.


The Truman Show may've been first, but Eternal Sunshine was easily the better film. Hell, I would say Eternal Sunshine alone absolves Jim Carrey of every other crappy film he's been in. Your list also implies The Majestic nor Man on the Moon were noteworthy, either.
 
2011-08-10 10:25:15 AM  

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...


I've been on fark steadily for ten years. I don't remember anyone posting that quote.
 
2011-08-10 10:27:09 AM  

alowishus: I've been on fark steadily for ten years. I don't remember anyone posting that quote.


I've been on Fark steadily for 4 years, and see it at least once a month. Different threads, I guess.
 
2011-08-10 10:33:52 AM  

kanesays: Free Radical: Every actor who has made at least 4 films, has made at least one bad film.

Yes, even Daniel Day Lewis.

John Cazale. Discuss.


The Deer Hunter.
 
2011-08-10 10:44:02 AM  

alowishus: 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...

I've been on fark steadily for ten years. I don't remember anyone posting that quote.


Anytime we've had a thread about bad sequels, money grabs by actors, or just Caine specifically, that quote will be mentioned (usually twice like this thread). I would also say I see it at least once a month. It's definitely one of the most quoted lines on FARK.
 
2011-08-10 10:44:23 AM  

Gone to Plaid: scottydoesntknow: Gone to Plaid: While not a great actor, Nic Cage has done his fair share of bad movies

You can count his good movies using just your fingers:

Raisin Arizona
Lord of War
Kick Ass (supporting)
The Rock
Face/Off
National Treasure
Weather Man
Matchstick Men

That's out of 67 he's credited with. He may be able to break double digits if you have any others.

Call me sappy, but I am actually quite fond of The Family Man. Other than that I can only think to add Leaving Las Vegas.

That's 10!


No love for Valley Girl?
 
2011-08-10 10:46:24 AM  

NEUPhD: Gone to Plaid: scottydoesntknow: Gone to Plaid: While not a great actor, Nic Cage has done his fair share of bad movies

You can count his good movies using just your fingers:

Raisin Arizona
Lord of War
Kick Ass (supporting)
The Rock
Face/Off
National Treasure
Weather Man
Matchstick Men

That's out of 67 he's credited with. He may be able to break double digits if you have any others.

Call me sappy, but I am actually quite fond of The Family Man. Other than that I can only think to add Leaving Las Vegas.

That's 10!

No love for Valley Girl?


Or Moonstruck?
 
2011-08-10 11:28:34 AM  

scottydoesntknow: alowishus: 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...

I've been on fark steadily for ten years. I don't remember anyone posting that quote.

Anytime we've had a thread about bad sequels, money grabs by actors, or just Caine specifically, that quote will be mentioned (usually twice like this thread). I would also say I see it at least once a month. It's definitely one of the most quoted lines on FARK.


Yep, I see it a lot, too. That, and Mugato talking about Winslet's boobies being the last bared in a PG-13 movie. That seems to come up often.
 
2011-08-10 11:34:19 AM  

bigmattress: That seems to come up often.


That's not all that comes up, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do...

Um...don't you?
 
2011-08-10 12:19:13 PM  
Six_By_Nine 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...


No it's true. That damn quote is used every time Michael Cain, Jaws, Batman and bad movies are mentioned. Every damn time.
Too many newbs here.
 
2011-08-10 12:21:32 PM  

PizzaJedi81: bigmattress: That seems to come up often.

That's not all that comes up, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do...

Um...don't you?


What in God's name are you blathering about?!?
 
2011-08-10 12:24:44 PM  

bigmattress: PizzaJedi81: bigmattress: That seems to come up often.

That's not all that comes up, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do...

Um...don't you?

What in God's name are you blathering about?!?


Have you ever had sex...with a girl?
 
2011-08-10 12:56:28 PM  

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

Yes


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


I know I'm late to the game here, but I'm saying this anyway - I used to think Clooney was a one-note actor, then I saw Burn After Reading.

The guy's got chops, he just usually does the movie star thing and plays his public persona on screen to bring in the dough.

Which is fine.
 
2011-08-10 12:56:51 PM  
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2011-08-10 01:03:10 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Anytime we've had a thread about bad sequels, money grabs by actors, or just Caine specifically, that quote will be mentioned (usually twice like this thread)


I'm pretty sure that the second mention was a friendly jab at RantCasey.

Pucca: Too many newbs here.


Who're you calling "newb", newb?
 
2011-08-10 01:05:07 PM  

DicksWii: [www.peoples.ru image 326x480]


I never got THAT far - I never forgave him for "Overdrawn At The Memory Bank".
 
2011-08-10 01:10:53 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Rent Party: I have a theory that every actor has at least one moment of brilliance in them.

Rutger Hauer: Blade Runner
Sly Stalone: Rocky. (Copland or First Blood, if that's your thing)
Cuba Gooding: Boyz n the Hood
Jim Carey: The Truman Show Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.



ftfy.


The Truman Show may've been first, but Eternal Sunshine was easily the better film. Hell, I would say Eternal Sunshine alone absolves Jim Carrey of every other crappy film he's been in. Your list also implies The Majestic nor Man on the Moon were noteworthy, either.


Neither were. They were Jim Carey doing Jim Carey schtick. That is particularly true of Man on the Moon.

Same story with Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. Everyone gets all wet over that, but it was just Williams doing his standup act in front of the camera. One Hour Photo and Insomnia, he was brilliant. Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.
 
2011-08-10 01:34:48 PM  

Rent Party: Neither were. They were Jim Carey doing Jim Carey schtick.


Whaaaat? The Majestic is almost schtick-free. You must be thinking of a different film. The Majestic was a solid 3 star film, and very re-watchable.
 
2011-08-10 01:44:52 PM  

Rent Party:

Neither were. They were Jim Carey doing Jim Carey schtick. That is particularly true of Man on the Moon.

Same story with Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. Everyone gets all wet over that, but it was just Williams doing his standup act in front of the camera. One Hour Photo and Insomnia, he was brilliant. Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.


Interesting opinion!
 
2011-08-10 01:52:35 PM  

Rent Party: Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.


"What Dreams May Come" disagrees.
 
2011-08-10 01:54:07 PM  

Hebalo: Rent Party: Neither were. They were Jim Carey doing Jim Carey schtick.

Whaaaat? The Majestic is almost schtick-free. You must be thinking of a different film. The Majestic was a solid 3 star film, and very re-watchable.


More to Man in the Moon. The Majestic was a good film, granted.
 
2011-08-10 01:57:50 PM  

Hebalo: Rent Party: Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.

"What Dreams May Come" disagrees.


That movie was better when it had Patrick Swazie and Demi Moore in it. And it was even better than that when it had Richard Dryfus, John Goodman, and Audrey Hepburn in it.
 
2011-08-10 02:05:02 PM  

IlGreven: DaGenius: [i238.photobucket.com image 350x490]
Poor Bob Hoskins.

I'd also say poor John Leguizamo, but then he turned around and did The Pest.


Also Moulin Rouge

/He was also in Spawn, which was also on the list.
 
2011-08-10 02:21:41 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Bedstead Polisher: My Blueberry Nights

Good God, that movie was TERRIBLE. It was more of a self-indulgent piece of crap than anything Vincent Gallo has ever done. It remains one of the very few movies I have watched in my life that I haven't been able to finish out of sheer boredom.

I genuinely felt bad for David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz for being involved in that theatrical turd.


A true fall from grace for its director, who until that point was consistent in his excellence behind the camera. His "In the Mood for Love", "Chungking Express" and "2014" are 3 of my favorite films ever.

Its lone saving grace is that it does have a magnificent soundtrack (new window).

For me, it's near the top of my list of "best soundtracks/scores/scoretracks" accompanying an almost unwatchable film.
 
2011-08-10 02:24:18 PM  
Quotes after "film" not after "scoretracks".
 
2011-08-10 02:24:30 PM  
Chronicles of Riddick was great, and Dame Judy's role fit well.
List FAIL.

//wheee
 
2011-08-10 03:20:54 PM  

Rent Party:
Same story with Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. Everyone gets all wet over that, but it was just Williams doing his standup act in front of the camera. One Hour Photo and Insomnia, he was brilliant. Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.


Insomnia was a remake, but One Hour Photo still scares the ever living shiat out of me. I haven't finished the film yet because I just get to a certain point and I have to turn it off, it freaks me out too much.
 
2011-08-10 04:23:07 PM  

Super_El_Guapo: Chronicles of Riddick was great, and Dame Judy's role fit well


Chronicles of Riddick was a somewhat original science fiction movie, in that it wasn't a remake or reimagining... it was technically a sequel to Pitch Black but it still created a whole new universe, something very few mainstream sci-fi movies manage to do. Despite its flaws, for that alone it deserves some credit.
 
2011-08-10 04:24:47 PM  
I cannot believe that in this thread, nobody talked about that ungoldy awful movie Road to Perdition .I can't mention the name without still causing my rage to boil over the wasted money spent on a cinema ticket.
 
2011-08-10 04:30:27 PM  

Tanasychuk: I cannot believe that in this thread, nobody talked about that ungoldy awful movie Road to Perdition .I can't mention the name without still causing my rage to boil over the wasted money spent on a cinema ticket.


Sorry, but don't you mean to say Beavis and Butthead Do America?
 
2011-08-10 04:33:10 PM  

Tanasychuk: I cannot believe that in this thread, nobody talked about that ungoldy awful movie Road to Perdition .I can't mention the name without still causing my rage to boil over the wasted money spent on a cinema ticket.


That's because Road to Perdition was absolutely brilliant film, except for the last two minute voice over.
 
2011-08-10 05:05:55 PM  

Rent Party: Tanasychuk: I cannot believe that in this thread, nobody talked about that ungoldy awful movie Road to Perdition .I can't mention the name without still causing my rage to boil over the wasted money spent on a cinema ticket.

That's because Road to Perdition was absolutely brilliant film, except for the last two minute voice over.


Seriously? That movie was like watching a dramatic Battlefield Earth. Terrible, boring, and the least value my approximately six dollars have ever seen.
 
2011-08-10 05:26:12 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Tanasychuk: I cannot believe that in this thread, nobody talked about that ungoldy awful movie Road to Perdition .I can't mention the name without still causing my rage to boil over the wasted money spent on a cinema ticket.

Sorry, but don't you mean to say Beavis and Butthead Do America?


That was pretty rank indeed.
 
2011-08-10 05:32:14 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: bmfderek: Flappyhead: donnielove: 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?

The hell you talking about? It had guns, crazy shootout sequences, endless Bugs Bunny allusions, a great soundtrack and Monica Bellucci. What else do you want?

It was not a masterpiece, but it was a damn fun movie.

The "Ace of Spades" scene was worth it on its own. The fight where he's farking Belluci was a bonusone of the greatest moments in cinematic history.


FTFY
 
2011-08-10 06:24:48 PM  

donnielove: 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?


you forgot Big Momma's House
 
2011-08-10 08:47:54 PM  

Rent Party: FeedTheCollapse: Rent Party: I have a theory that every actor has at least one moment of brilliance in them.

Rutger Hauer: Blade Runner
Sly Stalone: Rocky. (Copland or First Blood, if that's your thing)
Cuba Gooding: Boyz n the Hood
Jim Carey: The Truman Show Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.



ftfy.


The Truman Show may've been first, but Eternal Sunshine was easily the better film. Hell, I would say Eternal Sunshine alone absolves Jim Carrey of every other crappy film he's been in. Your list also implies The Majestic nor Man on the Moon were noteworthy, either.

Neither were. They were Jim Carey doing Jim Carey schtick. That is particularly true of Man on the Moon.

Same story with Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. Everyone gets all wet over that, but it was just Williams doing his standup act in front of the camera. One Hour Photo and Insomnia, he was brilliant. Everything else past "Mork and Mindy" he was just loud.


hm, true about Man on the Moon... though the same could also be said of Punch Drunk Love.
 
2011-08-11 06:24:01 AM  

Madbassist1: Mugato: 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.

They call them 'leading men' they are all like that. they do nothing but react to the situations which are created by the (real) character actors. Think about it,





What he said
 
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