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(Patheos)   55 overrated movies and their underrated counterpart. You'll cheer, you'll yell, you'll look up Josie and the Pussycats to see if he's just messing with you   (patheos.com) divider line 222
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2012-11-09 09:35:01 AM  
FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.
 
2012-11-09 09:47:01 AM  
13. Horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 28 Days Later

TCM didn't age well but it was pretty innovative for the time. 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.

/glad someone else thinks 2001 is overrated
 
2012-11-09 09:52:17 AM  
I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych
 
2012-11-09 09:53:56 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


PCU is an awesome movie.

I struggled to make it to #2 after reading #1
 
2012-11-09 09:54:12 AM  

Mugato: 13. Horror film: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 28 Days Later

TCM didn't age well but it was pretty innovative for the time. 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.

/glad someone else thinks 2001 is overrated


Parts of TCM are still pretty chilling. I wouldn't put it in the overrated column.
 
2012-11-09 09:55:03 AM  
9. Audrey Hepburn movie: Breakfast At Tiffany's | Roman Holiday

Ok, author. You've earned my trust enough to keep reading...
 
2012-11-09 09:56:10 AM  
This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

www.8daysageek.com

It is that bad/good
 
2012-11-09 09:56:27 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,
 
2012-11-09 09:57:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych


The actor's married to Juliet you know
 
2012-11-09 09:58:40 AM  
While I agree with some of the choices, the author is clearly trying to distinguish himself by "going against the great unwashed".

I bet I've never heard of any of the bands he listens to.
 
2012-11-09 09:58:45 AM  

Oysterman: Waldo Pepper: I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych

The actor's married to Juliet you know


I did not know that
 
2012-11-09 09:59:26 AM  
2. Movie about fraternities: Animal House | PCU (I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.)

I should have stopped reading there.

4. John Wayne movie: The Searchers | Big Jake (Don't get me wrong: The Searchers is a great movie. But it doesn't have quite the depth that the critics and fans claim. Both of these films are about the search for a kidnapped family member but Big Jake has two things missing from The Searchers: love and genuine humor.)

Big Jake also has a delightful casual racism. His Native American friend is killed in the big shoot-out and nobody mentions it as they walk away smiling.
 
2012-11-09 10:01:06 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,


no reason to put it on mute

Alexander Cabot: You know what? I still don't understand why you're here.
Alexandra Cabot: I'm here because I was in the comic book.
Alexander Cabot: What?
Alexandra Cabot: Nothing.
 

Eugene Levy: Hello, I'm Eugene Levy. And yes, I'm an Actor. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my career. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'. You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teenagers to buy products they normally wouldn't want, just to get their money. Fact! Kids don't have bills to pay. Fact! They don't pay taxes. But! They do babysit and hold minimum wage jobs that earn them wads of cash as substantial as, well, my body of work. But kids today aren't dumb. They're not gonna buy just anything. That's why the government has been planting small subliminal advertising suggestions in today's rock music. The results? We can now get these kids to buy just about anything. We can have them chasing a new trend every week. And that is good for the economy. And what's good for the economy... is good for the country. So God bless the United States Of America - the most ass-kickin' country... in the world!
 
2012-11-09 10:02:09 AM  
33. Musical: A Chorus Line | Moulin Rouge

Ok, stop right there. I like Moulin Rouge in bits and pieces. However, simply calling it a flawed movie would be an understatement.

A better matching would be something like My Fair Lady | Gigi
Or pit A Chorus Line up against All That Jazz. Compare movies that make sense, goddammit!

Also, I have to agree that Strictly Ballroom is criminally underrated. Just an over the top stylized underdog movie applied to the cut throat world of ballroom dance and doesn't take itself nearly as seriously as you think that description would.
 
2012-11-09 10:02:23 AM  

WhippingBoy: While I agree with some of the choices, the author is clearly trying to distinguish himself by "going against the great unwashed".

I bet I've never heard of any of the bands he listens to.


He put "Fox and the Hound" in the "underrated" column. He's just a putz.
 
2012-11-09 10:02:31 AM  
while I enjoyed PCU I stopped reading this list/article at this point

I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

That is one of the dumbest things I have ever read.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:14 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Jim from Saint Paul: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,

no reason to put it on mute

Alexander Cabot: You know what? I still don't understand why you're here.
Alexandra Cabot: I'm here because I was in the comic book.
Alexander Cabot: What?
Alexandra Cabot: Nothing. 

Eugene Levy: Hello, I'm Eugene Levy. And yes, I'm an Actor. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my career. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'. You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teenagers to buy products they normally wouldn't want, just to get their money. Fact! Kids don't have bills to pay. Fact! They don't pay taxes. But! They do babysit and hold minimum wage jobs that earn them wads of cash as substantial as, well, my body of work. But kids today aren't dumb. They're not gonna buy just anything. That's why the government has been planting small subliminal advertising suggestions in today's rock music. The results? We can now get these kids to buy just about anything. We can have them chasing a new trend every week. And that is good for the economy. And what's good for the economy... is good for the country. So God bless the United States Of America - the most ass-kickin' country... in the world!


I put this movie on one morning expecting to turn it off and ended up really enjoying it.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:34 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,


Actually, Tara Reid has some pretty hilarious lines in that movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:04:50 AM  
Josie and the Pussycats benefits from lack of undergarments
 
2012-11-09 10:05:02 AM  
Any list that suggests that Star Wars IV: A New Hope is a sequel automatically fails. Oh TECHNICALLY it's right, but fark that list anyway.
 
2012-11-09 10:05:09 AM  
This list is absolutely awful. Author doesn't seem to understand what underrated/overrated means. He said Batman Begins is underrated? Umm... no. It was an excellent movie and it was called an excellent movie.
 
2012-11-09 10:05:48 AM  
Did anyone make it all the way through the list?
I skipped ahead to this statement:

"Think I'm wrong? (Of course you do.) Leave your alternative choices in the comments section. (Note: My list doesn't include anything from the past five years but don't let that limit your selections.)"


Well, at least he admits he's a troll.
 
2012-11-09 10:06:26 AM  
Wow. I made it a few entries down the list and noticed that the author has no farking clue what he's talking about. Another young, hipster doofus.

Carry on.
 
2012-11-09 10:06:45 AM  

genepool lifeboat: Did anyone make it all the way through the list?


I agreed with about 1/2 the stuff he said. Maybe a little more.
 
2012-11-09 10:08:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I love Josie and the pussycats, Josie needs to get back with Shawn in Psych


No way, Jules is much hotter and blondes aren't usually my thing. Maybe it's a the crush I had on Alicia Silverstone when I was younger and they're doppelgangers of each other.
 
2012-11-09 10:08:34 AM  

Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"

[www.8daysageek.com image 321x480]

It is that bad/good


Kung Fu Hustle is an entertaining slap in the face to all cheesy Kung Fu movies. It's well worth the watch.

Mugato: 28 Days Later was yet another zombie movie. Sorry, "infected". It's a farking zombie movie.


It's not really all that entertaining either but we should be fair it was one of the first of the recent 'zombie revival' trend. My two favorite zombie movies made recently would have to be Rec (quarantine wasn't bad either) or Sean of the Dead with an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)
 
2012-11-09 10:09:25 AM  

Egoy3k: Kung Fu Hustle is an entertaining slap in the face to all cheesy Kung Fu movies. It's well worth the watch.


It is my favorite movie
 
2012-11-09 10:10:23 AM  
This read more "popular/less-popular" than "overrated/underrated".
 
2012-11-09 10:10:30 AM  

Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)


Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:02 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


This author needs to shut his whore mouth. He lost ALL credibility with this statement, While PCU was an entertaining flick, Animal House is so much better.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:21 AM  
...and Caddyshack is as funny as I remember. Some of it's a little cheesy but a comedy of that type only needs a few great scenes and it has them. Most comedies peeter out when they start to get to the main plot. Office Space kind of ran out of gas when they actually pulled the heist, Caddyshack when they got to the tournament, the Big Lebowski when they got deeper into the kidnapping and started adding increasingly odd characters but they're all funny movies. The party in PCU was funny but a lot of the rest of it was filler.
 
2012-11-09 10:14:21 AM  

Gunny Highway: I struggled to make it to #2 after reading #1


I'll give him props for mentioning Serenity, but otherwise the list is basically "my obscure/independent film is better than your mainstream success film".
 
2012-11-09 10:14:38 AM  
FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!

Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.
 
2012-11-09 10:15:59 AM  

KatjaMouse: Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)

Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.


Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.
 
2012-11-09 10:16:00 AM  
I stopped freading here:

11. Sam Raimi movie: Evil Dead | Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3

because, Evil Dead 2 is the greatest of that series.
 
2012-11-09 10:16:32 AM  
FTFA: Incoherent movie about a hippie: Easy Rider | The Big Lebowski

Wow, he thinks The Big Lebowski is underrated. So brave.
 
2012-11-09 10:17:52 AM  

minoridiot: FTFA:
I hesitate to include these two together simply because the criminally overhyped John Belushi shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as comic genius Jeremy Piven.

Jeremy Piven is not even remotely entertaining.


First thing that jumped out at me too. What a farking awful list. Subby should feel bad.
 
2012-11-09 10:17:57 AM  
I like PCU better than Animal House.
 
2012-11-09 10:18:13 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: [24.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]

Looks like a movie that could defnietly benefit from the "Charmed/Burlesque" treatment.

Put it on "mute" and it becomes a modern classic,


It's smarter than most give it credit for. It's a giant satire of the marketing-driven, image-conscious society of today, where how talented you are is often secondary to how good you look and how much money you spend on advertising.
 
2012-11-09 10:19:08 AM  

KatjaMouse: Egoy3k: an honorable mention for Planet Terror (I think that's the name of it)

Rodriguez embraced all the potential batsh*ttary that can be put in a zombie flick. That's why it works.


And Rose McGowan with a machine gun for a leg.

As an FX guy I also appreciated some of the more subtle use of CG. Some of it wasn't subtle but for example the wounds they had, used conventional make-up with CG to make deeper holes in their flesh and Sayid's head blowing off when he was talking in mid sentence. The scratchy film effect made the CG even more convincing.

And Rose McGowan with a machine gun for a leg.

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2012-11-09 10:19:39 AM  

Gunny Highway: This is the most overrated AND underrated "Kung Fu Real Life Cartoon Redemption Coming Of Age Gangster Love Movie"



It is that bad/good


Agreed.
 
2012-11-09 10:20:07 AM  

KatjaMouse: Moulin Rouge


Is there a shot in that movie that lasts more than 2 seconds? It near gave me a seizure.
 
2012-11-09 10:20:35 AM  
Also:

38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-09 10:21:09 AM  

Egoy3k: Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.


Oh, you stole my thunder with that post. I spent too much time looking at pics of Rose McGowan when I was writing mine. But well said.
 
2012-11-09 10:21:41 AM  

cfreak:
Red Dawn is only good because it's so bad. Let's be patriotic and blow up some Ruskies!
Dr. Strangelove is funny, thought provoking and brilliant.


You're thinking of Red Dawn as a teenager, as a rah-rah action film. Think of it as a dramatic tragedy and it goes pretty deep in to the thought provoking and brilliant.
 
2012-11-09 10:22:30 AM  
38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

Issue: Star Wars is not Sci-Fi! It is fantasy. And I do not see X2 as Sci-Fi either.

34. Martial arts movie: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon | House of Flying Daggers

Both are great movies and I always look at them with equal love and respect.

3. Disney movie about dogs: 101 Dalmations | The Fox and the Hound

I thought this was common knowledge that The Fox and the Hound was better then 101 Dalmatians.
 
2012-11-09 10:23:55 AM  
FTFA:38. Sci-Fi Sequel: Star Wars: Episode IV (The original Star Wars) | X2: X-Men United

I agree the first Star Wars movie was an awful squeal
 
2012-11-09 10:24:30 AM  

cfreak: FTA: 7. Cold war movie: Dr. Stangelove | Red Dawn

What? They're two entirely different kinds of movies and we're comparing them because they are both about the Cold War?? Not only that but two different decades of the Cold War!


If we want to play the author's game, he should have picked "Fail-Safe" for the underrated. Not that I think Strangelove is overrated in anyway, but few people have seen Fail-Safe, and more should.
 
2012-11-09 10:24:42 AM  

Mugato: Egoy3k: Yeah and on top of all of it I loved that he used modern effects but then overlayed the whole movie to make it look like old 35mm film. In that context it makes the gore and zombies look so much more authentic since the effects used wouldn't be available in the era that it looks like it was shot in.

Oh, you stole my thunder with that post. I spent too much time looking at pics of Rose McGowan when I was writing mine. But well said.


Well at least being at work has some advantages. I can't look at pictures of Rose McGowan at work. Well at least not the type of pictures of Rose MacGowan that I would want to look at anyway.
 
2012-11-09 10:25:08 AM  
Animal House is overrated. Granted I first saw it a few months ago and didn't laugh once. It may have been hilarious at the time, but it didn't age well.

Run Lola Run is underrated?
 
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