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2013-05-29 08:33:14 AM
None. My friends don't get to make those decisions for me.
 
2013-05-29 09:11:27 AM
TFA put Matrix Reloaded up there, as if that's the author's answer.  Who didn't immediately think that movie sucked?
 
2013-05-29 10:41:29 AM

serial_crusher: TFA put Matrix Reloaded up there, as if that's the author's answer.  Who didn't immediately think that movie sucked?


*raises hand*
Still don't think it sucked.
 
2013-05-29 10:43:10 AM
I usually end up not liking people who try to tell me what not to like.
 
2013-05-29 12:39:10 PM

SilentStrider: None. My friends don't get to make those decisions for me.

 
2013-05-29 12:42:43 PM

SilentStrider: None. My friends don't get to make those decisions for me.


At least you have friends.
 
2013-05-29 12:43:56 PM
Can't think of a movie, but I did convince Mr. Co-Pirate that Rubicon sucked.
 
2013-05-29 12:45:15 PM
tjhouston.com
 
2013-05-29 12:49:22 PM
I convinced a bunch of people to see  Buffalo '66with me and they threatened me with violence afterwards.

I thought it was a good flick.  Still do but I felt like we hadn't seen the same movie they HATED it with a passion.

Had a similar experience with  Eyes Wide Shutprobably because I'm too much of a Kubrick fanboy but Jesus, I wasn't ready for that level of post-movie rage.
 
2013-05-29 12:49:52 PM
Did not convince me that it suck but did convince me not to mention that I kind of liked Daredevil in certain folks company
 
2013-05-29 12:54:30 PM

SilentStrider: serial_crusher: TFA put Matrix Reloaded up there, as if that's the author's answer.  Who didn't immediately think that movie sucked?

*raises hand*
Still don't think it sucked.


I liked Reloaded AND Revolutions. Reloaded slightly more because of the awesome highway chase scene.
 
2013-05-29 01:00:24 PM
It's usually the other way around, they go on about a movie that I end up seeing and not liking.  I wish I could like Wes Anderson movies, but I can't.  If I saw them all in a theater I'd want to walk out on every one of them.  I also still cannot love Princess Bride.  I tried it when it came out and I tried it again a year or so again.  (I know, inconceivable.jpg, etc.)
 
2013-05-29 01:05:14 PM
None.  But I will say that there are movies that I watched as a kid and still love but wouldn't if they were new to me.  Case in point: Stand by me.  GREAT movie, first R rated movie I ever watched.  If I watched it today, for the first time, I'd probably think it was stupid.
 
2013-05-29 01:14:29 PM
That just makes me love a movie more.  I have gotten yelled at for recommendations, though, once by a complete stranger when I told someone that I liked Shakes the Clown.
 
2013-05-29 01:16:26 PM

brap: Had a similar experience with Eyes Wide Shutprobably because I'm too much of a Kubrick fanboy but Jesus, I wasn't ready for that level of post-movie rage.


On the subject of Eyes Wide Shut, I know that is a good movie because I hate it SOOO much.  Any movie that can make me feel that level of emotion, even if it is anger at the movie, has to have something to it.  I have thought about that movie for years, and I think it is just the opulence and arrogance in the movie that makes me so angry...I should try to re-watch it again, now that I don't get nearly as upset by stuff as I used to...
 
2013-05-29 01:16:35 PM
Not really, it goes the other way -- I read good reviews, hear great word of mouth, then I watch the movie and I can't friggin' stand it. Example from a few decades ago, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
 
2013-05-29 01:17:38 PM
The first time I saw Attack of the Clones I smoked weed in the parking lot and drank during the film so I thought it was pretty good.  The second time I went to see it didn't do that and so I thought it sucked.
 
2013-05-29 01:17:58 PM
The Boondock Saints.
 
2013-05-29 01:19:51 PM
The Postman.
 
2013-05-29 01:20:03 PM
X-Men 3, sort of.  I thought the first two were rather boring and I had no knowledge of what a "Dark Phoenix" was when I saw it, so I walked out of the theater thinking I had seen a giant spectacle that kept me interested along the way.  When I mentioned this to a close friend later he explained to me how much of a deviation that was from a milestone of the comic series.  So now I understand the hatred of it.
 
2013-05-29 01:20:48 PM
My friends have never done that. I don't look to them for opinions.

That said, there are a lot of movies that I and I alone actually liked. These include Cold Dog Soup, Hudson Hawk, the Return of Captain Invincible, and the latest Star Trek movie.
 
2013-05-29 01:21:37 PM
criticalmassesmedia.com


Maybe the greatest Spader/McCarthy matchup ever, and backed up with Starship at the peak of their musical brilliance.

/I should drink less, no?
 
2013-05-29 01:22:47 PM
I lost movie picking privileges among my friends for 6 months when I brought over The Velvet Goldmine. I still stand by my decision.
 
2013-05-29 01:23:24 PM
I made the mistake of saying I didn't really like the recent Star Trek reboot in the wrong company. The resulting nerd-rage directed my way was pretty harsh.
 
2013-05-29 01:23:25 PM

SurfaceTension: SilentStrider: serial_crusher: TFA put Matrix Reloaded up there, as if that's the author's answer.  Who didn't immediately think that movie sucked?

*raises hand*
Still don't think it sucked.

I liked Reloaded AND Revolutions. Reloaded slightly more because of the awesome highway chase scene.


Ditto.  Could've done without the DragonBallZ fight, but I liked them.
 
2013-05-29 01:23:52 PM

loooongview1: X-Men 3, sort of. I thought the first two were rather boring

...

How?
 
2013-05-29 01:23:54 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

/not proud of it
//still laugh my ass off
///I'M YER SISTER!!
 
2013-05-29 01:24:55 PM
i871.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-29 01:25:01 PM
I recently rewatched Jurassic park with my kids, and I hated it.  there were so many things that irritated me that I never saw as a kid.

One thing that really got me was the fact that the weapons locker only had shotguns.   Really?  you just created 30-50 ton monsters and you stock up on pigeon guns.
 
2013-05-29 01:27:01 PM

phaseolus: Not really, it goes the other way -- I read good reviews, hear great word of mouth, then I watch the movie and I can't friggin' stand it. Example from a few decades ago, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.



Man, we rented that back in '88 only because of the box on the shelf at the video store.

thumbs4.ebaystatic.com

Talk about a let down
 
2013-05-29 01:27:53 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x330]

/not proud of it
//still laugh my ass off
///I'M YER SISTER!!


I liked Joe Dirt. Definitely one of Spade's best movies. Was it very stupid? Yes. Did it know it was very stupid? Hell yes.

Plus it had Walken in it. I'll watch anything with Walken in it.
 
2013-05-29 01:28:03 PM
I'm an idiot, so Katy Perry the Movie.
 
2013-05-29 01:28:21 PM

unlikely: My friends have never done that. I don't look to them for opinions.

That said, there are a lot of movies that I and I alone actually liked. These include Cold Dog Soup, Hudson Hawk, the Return of Captain Invincible, and the latest Star Trek movie.


It's a terrible, terrible movie, but I have to watch it anytime it's on.
 
2013-05-29 01:30:43 PM
Stop liking what I don't like
 
2013-05-29 01:31:29 PM
You gotta wonder how this blog entry gets greenlit.
 
2013-05-29 01:32:06 PM

NuttierThanEver: Did not convince me that it suck but did convince me not to mention that I kind of liked Daredevil in certain folks company


Don't feel ashamed of Daredevil. The soundtrack was pretty good. Ben Ulrich, and bullseye were well cast. The kingpin was an interesting outside the box choice, perfect, really. Affleck was just as wooden jawed as he needed to be. Elektra was the weak link. The effects for blind sight were neat. It wasn't the avengers or Dark Knight, but let's face it, Daredevil is a lame character that has gotten better writing than he deserves over the years.

OTOH, that wet fart movie called elektra, about an assassin that won't kill, is as bad as making a movie about a stripper than won't strip. (Squints in the direction of Sin City) although they didn't makNancCallahan's stripping the core of the movie.
 
2013-05-29 01:32:45 PM

neritz: unlikely: My friends have never done that. I don't look to them for opinions.

That said, there are a lot of movies that I and I alone actually liked. These include Cold Dog Soup, Hudson Hawk, the Return of Captain Invincible, and the latest Star Trek movie.

It's a terrible, terrible movie, but I have to watch it anytime it's on.


Its not terrible, its just odd.  And its one of my favorites.
 
2013-05-29 01:32:58 PM
Is Fark TV considered a movie?
 
2013-05-29 01:33:01 PM
I have no friends, so this isn't a problem.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:29 PM

Rapmaster2000: The first time I saw Attack of the Clones I smoked weed in the parking lot and drank during the film so I thought it was pretty good.  The second time I went to see it didn't do that and so I thought it sucked.


I think I was high, I don't really remember, but I definitely fell asleep during  Attack of the Clones. It was so boring.

/serendipitous italiciation
 
2013-05-29 01:33:38 PM
I am utterly convinced that my love for Buckaroo Banzai stems from being told that it's a bad movie and I should feel bad for liking it.
 
2013-05-29 01:33:38 PM
All my friends try to convince me that Waterworld is a horrible movie.
 
2013-05-29 01:34:08 PM
Nothing.
I own Howard the Duck to Sucker Punch.
I even watch Bad Boys and Transformers when they're on, so fark 'em.
 
2013-05-29 01:34:08 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Can't think of a movie, but I did convince Mr. Co-Pirate that Rubicon sucked.


but it didn't!
sniff
 
2013-05-29 01:34:16 PM
I actually have the exact opposite problem: my friends try to convince me a film is great and then I watch it and wonder if, when I see them again, I will punch them.

\Cabin in the Woods being the latest example
 
2013-05-29 01:34:18 PM
I lost my movie chosing privledge with Bubba Hotep.
 
2013-05-29 01:34:27 PM

Kid Lester: phaseolus: Not really, it goes the other way -- I read good reviews, hear great word of mouth, then I watch the movie and I can't friggin' stand it. Example from a few decades ago, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Man, we rented that back in '88 only because of the box on the shelf at the video store.


I watched it because Juliet Binoche was nekkid. So, you could say my level of expectation was pretty low to begin with. Everything else about the film was pretty stupid. Well, some of the shots were pretty nice.

Way back in the day, I watched as a college auditorium slowly went from simmer to full-boil rage over "Fellini Satyricon."
 
2013-05-29 01:34:30 PM
I also accept that Tank Girl is a bad movie. I loved it when I first saw it but agreed when my friends told me how awful it was. But I will still watch it at least a dozen or so times give or take until I die.

Isn't that what guilty pleasure is all about?
 
2013-05-29 01:35:49 PM

PizzaJedi81: I am utterly convinced that my love for Buckaroo Banzai stems from being told that it's a bad movie and I should feel bad for liking it.


You should feel bad.  It's a terrible movie.  I'll watch it when it comes on again too.
 
2013-05-29 01:37:05 PM

The Dogs of War: All my friends try to convince me that Waterworld is a horrible movie.


It wasn't horrible, but Costner's hype machine went into overdrive and his ego was of Lucasian proportions in regards to just about everything related to that movie. I still enjoy that movie.

The Postman, however, can suck my left nut dry.
 
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