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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
 
2011-08-09 05:29:44 PM  

swaxhog: 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.


What is the stuff they cut out? I'll admit that movie is a guilty pleasure of mine, I watch it every time it is on cable.
 
2011-08-09 05:31:03 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?


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?
 
2011-08-09 05:31:28 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-09 05:32:09 PM  

albert71292: I LIKED the "Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"...


Same here. It did a decent job of recapturing the spirit of the TV show. Wasn't a big fan of the live-action villains (I think it might have worked better if Boris and Natascha were CGI in the same style as Rocky and Bullwinkle), but the movie was certainly watchable.

If nothing else, it's worlds better than the recent wave of revial crap like the Smurfs and the Chipmunks.
 
2011-08-09 05:32:33 PM  
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."

And let me tell you about the time Sir Lawrence Olivier told Dustin Hoffman to "try acting".
 
2011-08-09 05:34:40 PM  

KatjaMouse: 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.


This. I watched Pitch Black over the weekend again. There was such a genre shift between the movies that it really shouldn't have been considered a sequel at all. Pitch Black was a horror movie with a little sci-fi splashed into it. CoR was pure fantasy with a bit of sci-fi splashed into it. They also went from a Hard R to PG-13. Granted I haven't seen the Director's Cut of CoR (and if you recommend it I will watch it), but I was just so dissapointed in the dramatic shift that you didn't even feel like you were watching the same Riddick. It seemed like more of a cash grab on the success of Pitch Black than an actual story.

/Also the studio's treatment of Jack from the first to the second was pretty bad
//Did not know Vin Diesel was such a D&D nerd though. He went up a few notches in my book.
 
2011-08-09 05:37:54 PM  

chewielouie: 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.


Know how I know you missed the point of the premise?

A few things: In the 30s, when the original Indiana Jones movies took place, the big movies were action serials, featuring a daring adventurer, often tasked with finding a mystical element. Sound familar? Good.

In the 1950s, when Crystal Skull took place, the big movies involved aliens as allegorical tales about the Cold War. It also showed that the world had moved on from the mysticism of the past, and was embracing more modern ideals of science rather than faith.

So, no, the setting wasn't my problem with the movie. Not even the fridge incident, which is still logicall as consistent as, say, being able to use a whip to swing across a chasm, a weighted boobytrap releasing a boulder, being able to cling to a sub while it sails under frigid waters, being able to sail an inflatable raft down onto a mountain, WHICH IS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED by them using that same raft to essentially snowboard down selfsame mountain.

My problem was how lousily the cgi was incorporated into the movie. The most noticeable to me were the Shia LeBouf Tarzan-monkey scene and the ants. Good lord, those ants looked bad, even by bad movie standards.

So, yeah, the movie was the weakest of the series, but NOT because of the fridge or the aliens.
 
2011-08-09 05:39:00 PM  
Michael Caine is awesome just for being Michael Caine! His argument for making bad movies is awesome: "An actor who isn't acting ISN'T an actor."

Bad movies I like:

Loose Cannons
The Postman
Mars Attacks
........um, and a whole bunch of others.
 
2011-08-09 05:40:27 PM  

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.


Well played.
 
2011-08-09 05:43:56 PM  
hey donnielove

Shoot Em Up is fantastic-Clive Owen, Monica Belluci and Giamatti
 
2011-08-09 05:48:33 PM  
Al Pacino in Gigli. Considering all the bad publicity about this movie, I never saw it. Did Pacino have that big a part in it?
 
2011-08-09 05:50:43 PM  
THANK YOU!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

My big problem with IJ&KotCS is how Lucas rejected the Frank Darabont script, which made Marion Ravenwood a major character and had no Mutt Williams. (Nuking the fridge and the aliens were in it, but like you, neither of those aspects bothered me.) Instead, Marion (the character we cared about) doesn't show up until after the halfway mark, and Shia LaBeouf gets second billing.

Despite Lucas' claims to the contrary, he was obviously hoping to launch a Mutt Williams franchise.
 
2011-08-09 05:51:31 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.


Searching for Bobby Fisher, Death and the Maiden, and House of Sand and Fog round out the many reasons why Ben Kingsly need not be ashamed of anything.

There are some actors that might be in bad movies, but are never bad in movies. He's one of them.

/ See also, Caine, Michael
 
2011-08-09 05:52:45 PM  

gunga galunga: THANK YOU!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

My big problem with IJ&KotCS is how Lucas rejected the Frank Darabont script, which made Marion Ravenwood a major character and had no Mutt Williams. (Nuking the fridge and the aliens were in it, but like you, neither of those aspects bothered me.) Instead, Marion (the character we cared about) doesn't show up until after the halfway mark, and Shia LaBeouf gets second billing.

Despite Lucas' claims to the contrary, he was obviously hoping to launch a Mutt Williams franchise.


This was a response to PezzaJedi's post.
 
2011-08-09 05:52:58 PM  

Cagey B: 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.


Pitch Black should never have been followed. That movie was perfect all by itself.
 
2011-08-09 05:54:50 PM  

MAYORBOB: Al Pacino in Gigli. Considering all the bad publicity about this movie, I never saw it. Did Pacino have that big a part in it?


No idea but I was talking with my girlfriend yesterday about horrible movies and Gigli came up. I looked on IMDB and that really was just a dismal movie. Between the first and second weekend, 97% of theaters dropped the movie (2200 to 79).

Apparently the director had a completely different script that much darker/grittier, but since the media was in love with Bennifer at the time, the studios made him change it into a RomCom (cut 40 minutes and reshot basically everything). Really sad too as it literally destroyed his directing career.
 
2011-08-09 05:55:50 PM  

donnielove: 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.

Well played.


assets.diylol.com
 
2011-08-09 05:56:11 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 love that movie. I was disappointed the first time I saw it, but enjoyed it more upon subsequent viewings.


Flappyhead: Shoot 'Em Up


Shut your whore mouth or I'll kill you with a carrot.

The one that's conspicuously missing is "Iron Eagle". Actually anything Louis Gossett, Jr was in after "Officer".
 
2011-08-09 06:00:24 PM  
Boasting a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this incomprehensible thriller sees a slutty Ashley Judd find all of her conquests turning up dead

Uh ho I think I should be afraid, somebody might come after me now.
 
2011-08-09 06:01:54 PM  

Rent Party: 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.

Searching for Bobby Fisher, Death and the Maiden, and House of Sand and Fog round out the many reasons why Ben Kingsly need not be ashamed of anything.

There are some actors that might be in bad movies, but are never bad in movies. He's one of them.

/ See also, Caine, Michael


Allow me to humbly include 'You Kill Me' - understated, but fantastic. For balance, I'll also throw 'Last Legion' onto the "WTF' list.
 
2011-08-09 06:07:22 PM  
Since we are on the subject of guilty pleasures...

Can somebody please please PLEASE tell me why Midnight Madness is so entertaining. It is easily one of the dumbest movies ever made, but I enjoy it each and every single time I see it.
 
2011-08-09 06:15:13 PM  
Apparently I was the only person who didn't like Shoot 'Em Up.
 
2011-08-09 06:16:31 PM  
actually, I had more fun looking at the other lists on that site than this one.. BUT, even they had their errors.. and those quizzes.. HA.. I thought I knew a lot about the Star Wars trilogy, but according to the quiz I missed 6 questions.. yeah, I burned my tauntaun sleeping bag when I saw that...
 
2011-08-09 06:17:51 PM  
Didn't read the whole list of films, but Garfield should be on there.

As long as were on the topic of bad movies and guilty pleasures, let me add Joe Dirt and Nothing But Trouble to the list.
 
2011-08-09 06:23:23 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."


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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2011-08-09 06:29:37 PM  
While not a great actor, Nic Cage has done his fair share of bad movies:

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2011-08-09 06:37:19 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-09 06:40:58 PM  

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

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Holy shiat! More!!!
 
2011-08-09 06:44:03 PM  

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!
 
2011-08-09 06:46:28 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Holy shiat! More!!!


Just watch video. (new window)
 
2011-08-09 06:46:57 PM  

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

Yes


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


Same thing with Morgan Freeman, he ALWAYS plays a black guy... no depth as an actor!
 
2011-08-09 06:47:41 PM  

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!


Yea and almost nobody saw The Weather Man or Matchstick Men but I liked 'em so I added it. He's done some good movies, he's just leans a lot more toward miss than hit these days.
 
2011-08-09 06:48:06 PM  
I enjoyed Suspect Zero and Lucky number Slevin.
 
2011-08-09 06:49:34 PM  

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 might be the exception but he died relatively young.
 
2011-08-09 06:54:09 PM  

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.


Birdy
The Cotton Club
Peggy Sue Got Married
Moonstruck
Vampire's Kiss
Wild at Heart
Honeymoon in Vegas
It Could Happen To You (fark you, I dug it)
Guarding Tess
Leaving Las Vegas
The Wicker Man (only if you watch it as a spoof of the original)
Knowing (fark you, I dug it)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
 
2011-08-09 06:56:08 PM  

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!


Adaptation
 
2011-08-09 06:59:23 PM  

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

Yes


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

Same thing with Morgan Freeman, he ALWAYS plays a black guy... no depth as an actor!


Bullshiat. In Shawshank, he plays a redheaded Irish called, inventively, Red.
 
2011-08-09 07:00:48 PM  
You want awful movie? I'll give awful movie!

www.abandomoviez.net

/One, WAS enough
//My question is, was there a previous one?
///I know, no known actos, but this movie is so bad I just go OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO--
 
2011-08-09 07:05:06 PM  
Space Ass!
 
2011-08-09 07:10:50 PM  
When was Will Smith in a good movie? Oh, yeah, so shouldn't "Six Degrees of Separation" be a good movie that happened to a bad actor?
 
2011-08-09 07:16:00 PM  

IMDWalrus: albert71292: I LIKED the "Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"...

Same here. It did a decent job of recapturing the spirit of the TV show. Wasn't a big fan of the live-action villains (I think it might have worked better if Boris and Natascha were CGI in the same style as Rocky and Bullwinkle), but the movie was certainly watchable.

If nothing else, it's worlds better than the recent wave of revial crap like the Smurfs and the Chipmunks.


Rocky and Bullwinkle was watchable as long as the girl wasn't on. She was terrible.

/And hey, it had Johnathan Winters.
 
2011-08-09 07:16:11 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-09 07:17:14 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?


His worst yet was Ironclad. So so terrible. It's the worst offender of shaky cam fight scenes.
 
2011-08-09 07:17:25 PM  
I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.
 
2011-08-09 07:21:46 PM  
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Poor Bob Hoskins.
 
2011-08-09 07:30:04 PM  

DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.


Tori Spelling in "The House of Yes."
 
2011-08-09 07:31:31 PM  

rickythepenguin: 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.




But.... Jack Nicholson wasn't in The China Syndrome.........
 
2011-08-09 07:32:26 PM  

EyeballKid: DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.

Tori Spelling in "The House of Yes."


Goddamn that movie was farking stupid
 
2011-08-09 07:33:22 PM  

DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.


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
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.
 
2011-08-09 07:40:23 PM  

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 bonus.
 
2011-08-09 07:41:18 PM  

Rent Party: DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.

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.

 
2011-08-09 07:45:20 PM  
I actually liked "Envy"... Should I be ashamed?
 
2011-08-09 07:46:13 PM  
While I can't really disagree with the rest, I like Dreamcatcher and Riddick. I also have to mention Jeremy Irons in "Dungeons & Dragons". Eeesh!
 
2011-08-09 07:48:02 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Rutger Hauer: Blade Runner


Umm, "Hobo With A Shotgun"?! I mean, c'mon! Brilliance!
 
2011-08-09 07:52:10 PM  
I haven't seen Spawn since I was a kid but I remember it being one of my faves. I haven't seen it on cable ever. An adult viewing might be different.
 
2011-08-09 07:56:17 PM  

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.


Cazale had good connections, specifically being one of Pacino's best friends during his hot streak. He didn't act much in movies, but when he did, he didn't stray far from Pacino and Coppola.

He was also Meryl Streep's boyfriend, so I'm sure that guided him towards Deer Hunter, the only non-Coppola, non-Pacino movie he ever did.

I'm sure had he not died, he may have been in a bad movie, but while he was alive, he was just smart enough to listen to some very talented people in their primes.
 
2011-08-09 08:22:56 PM  

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,

Also Ben Kingsly is anawsome actor. He gets a pass from me for 'House of Sand and Fog' alone. Awesome movie.
 
2011-08-09 08:25:30 PM  
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro haven't been in good movies for the most part since the 70s
 
2011-08-09 08:27:49 PM  
Also I have to say this is the worst layout for a website ever. I'm not going to hover over 50 movie posters with my mouse.
 
2011-08-09 08:29:38 PM  

stoli n coke: I'm sure had he not died, he may have been in a bad movie


Dog Day Afternoon was bad enough for me. What a stupid movie.
 
2011-08-09 08:31:29 PM  
Ummm...Sean Connery in Highlander 2, anyone?

Or was that film just a horrible figment of my overactive imagination?
 
2011-08-09 08:31:48 PM  

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

Yes


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


I dont want fop goddammit, I'm a dapper dan man
 
2011-08-09 08:41:14 PM  

MythRender: Ummm...Sean Connery in Highlander 2, anyone?

Or was that film just a horrible figment of my overactive imagination?


Pretty sure you have to be imagining that one, never heard of Highlander 2. How are they going to have a sequel when Connor defeated all the other Immortals in Highlander?
 
2011-08-09 08:48:28 PM  
Seems a lot of you don't understand the phrase "working actor".
 
2011-08-09 08:51:31 PM  
Jim Carrey: Truman Show Eternal Sunshine

Well, Tyrone, I see my work was done.
 
2011-08-09 08:55:21 PM  

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


I love Mars Attacks because I thought it was hilarious and my dad thought it was hilarious and we could feel everybody in the theater silently staring at the two us laughing at completely random moments. fark all of them!
 
2011-08-09 08:58:56 PM  

Nem Wan: I love Mars Attacks because I thought it was hilarious and my dad thought it was hilarious and we could feel everybody in the theater silently staring at the two us laughing at completely random moments. fark all of them!


The last scene where Tom Jones is dancing with all the woodland creatures is gold.
 
2011-08-09 08:59:40 PM  

alwaysjaded: my favorite character that Oldman ever played.

Zorg.jpg



really? not Dr. Smith in Lost In Space? blaspheme!

all joking aside, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is probably my favorite. Dracula is a runner up.
 
2011-08-09 09:01:35 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Yea and almost nobody saw The Weather Man or Matchstick Men but I liked 'em so I added it. He's done some good movies, he's just leans a lot more toward miss than hit these days.


Got Matchstick Men from Netflix a month or two ago. I wasn't a big fan of the ending, but I really liked the rest of the movie. Nic Cage actually pulled off the OCD (or whatever his character had) well.

Tyrone Slothrop: Rocky and Bullwinkle was watchable as long as the girl wasn't on. She was terrible.


You're telling me the star of Coyote Ugly can't act? BLASPHEMY.
 
2011-08-09 09:14:55 PM  

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.
 
2011-08-09 09:24:10 PM  

Zmog: 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!

Adaptation


Yes!

I can't believe I missed that one.
 
2011-08-09 09:26:40 PM  
This list is fail... these actors have been whoring themselves out for ages.

NONE of the actors on that list had only "one bad film" in their careers - they've all had LOTS of them.

Good films are rare, as they should be.
 
2011-08-09 09:27:24 PM  
media.jinni.com

"My Nuts!"
 
2011-08-09 09:35:10 PM  

zato_ichi: What is the stuff they cut out? I'll admit that movie is a guilty pleasure of mine, I watch it every time it is on cable.


Basically, the Director's Cut explains the background of the Furian race, what makes them unique, and how Riddick had met the Lord Marshall before. It makes a TON more sense and the characters are actually more developed (especially the Purifier). I think it's an additional 20 minutes or so. IMHO, the theatrical release doesn't make sense. It's disjointed without the scenes that develop key characters.

I love the Riddick character (I don't hate on Vin Diesel, I wish he and the Rock...er..Dewayne Johnson would stick to doing action movies). It was a fun character to watch.

Is it Citizen Kane? No, but the Director's Cut is 100 times better than the theatrical release...which makes it a good sci-fi action movie.
 
2011-08-09 09:35:18 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 bonus.


I think my favorite was the parachuting scene. So damn ridiculous!
 
2011-08-09 09:43:43 PM  

moothemagiccow: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro haven't been in good movies for the most part since the 70s


They might've had some bad streaks in the '80s, save for a few hits for DeNiro (Raging Bull, Midnight Run, The Untouchables), but they did very well in the '90s, especially Pacino, and a few watchable things in the '00s. Enough trolling, you.
 
2011-08-09 09:53:49 PM  
Peter O'Toole in "King Ralph"
 
2011-08-09 10:01:26 PM  

moothemagiccow: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro haven't been in good movies for the most part since the 70s


Heat.
 
2011-08-09 10:17:55 PM  

pjlawrence81: but they did very well in the '90s, especially Pacino


They both were in Heat in 1995.

/that may have came out wrong
 
2011-08-09 10:53:10 PM  
Heat sucked. 3 hours and both of the scenes they spend together are contrived as hell.
 
2011-08-09 11:05:01 PM  
No working actor I can name has been as consistently good in as many sub-par (to be civil) films as Bruce Davison.
 
2011-08-09 11:14:16 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.


I liked The Pest
 
2011-08-09 11:19:55 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-08-10 12:20:41 AM  
My Blueberry Nights and Pay it Forward were both movies with promise as they had a pretty good cast. The first was barely watchable and the second was just disappointing.
 
2011-08-10 12:30:49 AM  

donnielove: Shoot 'Em Up


You missed the entire point of that movie. If you walked out of the theater going "That'd never happen, that's a terrible movie." You missed the point.

If you walked out going "Guns did lots of things and there was lots of entertaining movement and boobs too" you got the point of the movie.

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


That's the point. It was a big spoof of a B-movie. The reason the they had all the big names.
 
2011-08-10 12:36:08 AM  

Rent Party: DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.

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
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.


I dunno, I thought the last Rocky Stallone did, Rocky Balboa, was fantastic. And also Men of Honor for Cuba Gooding. Though maybe not quite up to the brilliance of the ones you listed
 
2011-08-10 01:45:59 AM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: 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.


Surnamed Wilson. Owen, was it not?

There are things I liked about that movie. Like the actress who played the crazy chick.
 
2011-08-10 02:02:00 AM  
Will Smith is a good actor. Seven Pouns was a bad movie.
 
2011-08-10 02:28:22 AM  
I would also like to add my name to the Riddick White Knighting going on in here.

/yeah yeah Pitch Black was excellent and the kind of sci-fi you could show to non-sci-fi fans who would like it and think you were less of a loser geek
//with all the Uberfail coming out of Hollywood, at least they're making another one of these
 
2011-08-10 02:33:19 AM  
subversify.com
 
2011-08-10 02:50:15 AM  

Schlock: Rent Party: DaGenius: I'm more interested in seeing what happens when good movies happen to bad actors.
Godfather Part III comes to mind for me. Sofia Coppola pretty much dragged down the entire movie, which is impressive considering the rest of the cast.

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
Adam Sandler: Punch Drunk Love
Keanu Reeves: My Own Private Idaho

And then after that, it's gone.

I dunno, I thought the last Rocky Stallone did, Rocky Balboa, was fantastic. And also Men of Honor for Cuba Gooding. Though maybe not quite up to the brilliance of the ones you listed


I have heard that about the last Rocky movie, but I haven't seen it.

I have seen Men of Honor, and it was so embarrassingly bad for both Gooding and De Niro I had to divert my eyes.
 
2011-08-10 03:42:38 AM  

Red Shirt Blues:

1.bp.blogspot.com

"When bad movies happen to good actors"


LOL Wut?
 
2011-08-10 04:19:02 AM  
I'm about to rewatch Exorcist 2, for the nostalgia, for yummy Linda Blair, for the floor of nails scene and for your friend and mine, Pazuzu. Yay!
 
2011-08-10 06:34:27 AM  

rickythepenguin: 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.


Wrong Jack. Jack Lemmon was in The China Syndrome, not Jack Nicholson. Methinks you mean Chinatown, which is a totally different film.

SamFlagg:
But.... Jack Nicholson wasn't in The China Syndrome.........


This. It took over 50 some posts before a single Farker pointed that out? I am disaapoint.

ZMugg: Red Shirt Blues:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 630x450]

"When bad movies happen to good actors"

LOL Wut?


Easily the worst thing John Wayne has done. It's so bad it's good though.

moothemagiccow: stoli n coke: I'm sure had he not died, he may have been in a bad movie

Dog Day Afternoon was bad enough for me. What a stupid movie.


You shut your whore mouth, that film was awesome. It's based on a true story too.

MythRender: Ummm...Sean Connery in Highlander 2, anyone?

Or was that film just a horrible figment of my overactive imagination?


Zardoz was worse. The guy that directed it went on to direct The Tailor of Panama, which several farkers have said was an awesome Pierce Brosnan film.

List is missing Caligula. You had Malcolm McDowell as Caligula, John Gielgud as Nerva, Peter O'Toole as Tiberius, and Helen Mirren as Caesonia in that humungous, horrific, pile of fail. Roger Ebert gave it no stars and walked out apparently, describing it as "sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash." One of the few times I wholeheartily agree with him. The film made me physically ill.

Also, I would have picked Mommie Dearest over Dunstan Checks In for Faye Dunaway, as that film essentially killed her career, as humourous as it is today.

/Tina! Fetch me the axe!
 
2011-08-10 07:20:41 AM  
i'm surprised that list left out Halle Berry in Catwoman and Don Cheadle in Swordfish, After the Sunset, and Mission to Mars

and no Black Dhalia?
 
2011-08-10 07:40:13 AM  

dumbobruni: i'm surprised that list left out Halle Berry in Catwoman


Except Halle berry isn't a good actor. Yeah she won an Oscar. So did the guys who wrote Batman and Robin. Anyway she won it on "let's give it to all the black people because Spike Lee's pissed" night.
 
2011-08-10 07:49:57 AM  
nicole kidman should have made the list twice...bewitched
 
2011-08-10 08:06:46 AM  
The maker of that list never saw this movie:

i171.photobucket.com

/late to the party, as usual
//borderline 11!
 
2011-08-10 08:11:52 AM  

fruitloop: The maker of that list never saw this movie:

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/late to the party, as usual
//borderline 11!


That movie farking ROCKS.

/really.
//I thought it was very funny.
 
2011-08-10 08:14:34 AM  

Mugato: dumbobruni: i'm surprised that list left out Halle Berry in Catwoman

Except Halle berry isn't a good actor. Yeah she won an Oscar. So did the guys who wrote Batman and Robin. Anyway she won it on "let's give it to all the black people because Spike Lee's pissed" night.


She as good an actor as anyone else (except maybe Christina Bale or Deneiro, or DDLewis). Acting is farking easy. Being a movie star is a result of being connected or winning the farking lottery.
 
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  
www.peoples.ru
 
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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