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(Onion AV Club)   A chart of the most underrated and overrated films of all time. Apparently critics couldn't see the genius of Grandma's Boy like the rest of us   (avclub.com) divider line 94
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2014-05-07 07:49:10 PM
To be fair though, it does take copious amounts of pot to actually understand and enjoy the movie.

/Love Grandma's Boy
//Best Happy Madison movie out there
 
2014-05-07 08:02:25 PM
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2014-05-07 08:09:19 PM

scottydoesntknow: To be fair though, it does take copious amounts of pot to actually understand and enjoy the movie.

/Love Grandma's Boy
//Best Happy Madison movie out there


Agreed on both counts. I was apathetic the first time I saw it (other than when Linda Cardellini came onscreen... yep), but the second time, hammered with friends? Hysterical.

/"Her vagina smells like the great depression"
//"High score? Is that bad?"
 
2014-05-07 08:50:11 PM
Empire Records is underrated?

F*ck that movie. That record store deserved to get shut down.
 
2014-05-07 08:55:35 PM
Underrated list totally fails without the awesome comedic genius of Galaxina.

/and the copious boobies
 
2014-05-07 09:03:14 PM
Would be interesting to do something similar with books using Amazon.


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Which King Kong and Freaky Friday is he talking about here?

I liked "About a Boy". It's certainly an order of magnitude better than the hyper-schmaltzy "Love, Actually".
 
2014-05-07 09:07:56 PM

fusillade762: Which King Kong and Freaky Friday is he talking about here?



I would assume the new ones.  I actually like the new King Kong movie, for the record.  But, Freaky Friday is a comedy aimed at teenage girls starring Lindsey Lohan pre-drug issues.  There's very little I can think of that would redeem that movie for me.
 
2014-05-07 09:11:11 PM

cretinbob: [media.giphy.com image 500x205]


Don't judge me, monkey.
 
2014-05-07 09:26:04 PM

fusillade762: Would be interesting to do something similar with books using Amazon.




Which King Kong and Freaky Friday is he talking about here?

I liked "About a Boy". It's certainly an order of magnitude better than the hyper-schmaltzy "Love, Actually".


I did too. It's probably the best of the Hornby adaptations, which includes High Fidelity and Jimmy Fallon's least annoying performance in Fever Pitch. The director deserves a lifetime achievement award for managing THAT feat.
 
2014-05-07 09:40:00 PM
I put that chart on my chart for Most Overrated Charts of All Time chart.
 
2014-05-07 09:51:03 PM

Danger Avoid Death: I put that chart on my chart for Most Overrated Charts of All Time chart.


BWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHMMMM

Chartception!
 
2014-05-07 10:05:07 PM
I think one of the most underrated movies in recent years was "Josie and the Pussycats."

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling. But, it had a great cast and was a decent satire of modern media that was too smart for its target audience (that it was mocking) but too dumb on the surface to cross over.

I feel I should now make a joke along the lines of "Now *overrated*? That was 'Nursing Home Honeys VI:Gang Bingo? Gang BANGO!' - when they tried to pass off Orderly Dick Furmiles in scene three as Dr. Hugh Jablakok in scene five? Come on!"
 
2014-05-07 10:11:22 PM
DNRTFA but...easily the most overrated would be "Citizen Kane".
 
2014-05-07 10:18:36 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I think one of the most underrated movies in recent years was "Josie and the Pussycats."

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling. But, it had a great cast and was a decent satire of modern media that was too smart for its target audience (that it was mocking) but too dumb on the surface to cross over.

I feel I should now make a joke along the lines of "Now *overrated*? That was 'Nursing Home Honeys VI:Gang Bingo? Gang BANGO!' - when they tried to pass off Orderly Dick Furmiles in scene three as Dr. Hugh Jablakok in scene five? Come on!"


They're still not going to sleep with you.
 
2014-05-07 10:19:09 PM
Ishtar is the most criminally underrated movie of all time
 
2014-05-07 10:19:31 PM

dobro: DNRTFA but...easily the most overrated would be "Citizen Kane".


Citizen Kane suffers from the fact, that while it was mind-blowingly good back when it was first released, it has since been surpassed a hundred times over by other films and thus doesn't stand out like it used to.
 
2014-05-07 10:29:40 PM
Empire Records? Does it get a lot better after the first half hour? I made it that far before I lost interest.
 
2014-05-07 10:31:24 PM
Seems like using the difference between critics and audience scores is a shiatty metric for determining under/overrated.
 
2014-05-07 10:39:53 PM

fusillade762: Would be interesting to do something similar with books using Amazon.


[benjaminlmoore.files.wordpress.com image 500x401]

Which King Kong and Freaky Friday is he talking about here?

I liked "About a Boy". It's certainly an order of magnitude better than the hyper-schmaltzy "Love, Actually".




Sirens had a naked young Portia De Rossi before she lost her Australian accent.

How can that movie rate anything but a 100?
 
2014-05-07 10:43:33 PM

Ecobuckeye: Mr. Coffee Nerves: I think one of the most underrated movies in recent years was "Josie and the Pussycats."

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling. But, it had a great cast and was a decent satire of modern media that was too smart for its target audience (that it was mocking) but too dumb on the surface to cross over.

I feel I should now make a joke along the lines of "Now *overrated*? That was 'Nursing Home Honeys VI:Gang Bingo? Gang BANGO!' - when they tried to pass off Orderly Dick Furmiles in scene three as Dr. Hugh Jablakok in scene five? Come on!"

They're still not going to sleep with you.


I don't know. I've got a case of Witch Hazel, a video camera, half a bottle of Vicodin left over from my wisdom tooth surgery and a nearly-full box of Eggos. That probably could score me Tara Reid if I hang out at the right Fort Myers Best Western.
 
2014-05-07 10:46:59 PM
Not surprised to see a Tyler Perry film make the underrated list. He only makes wholly awful films, that his audience devours...and not many outside his intended audience see the films.
 
2014-05-07 10:56:18 PM

Esroc: dobro: DNRTFA but...easily the most overrated would be "Citizen Kane".

Citizen Kane suffers from the fact, that while it was mind-blowingly good back when it was first released, it has since been surpassed a hundred times over by other films and thus doesn't stand out like it used to.


The point of Kane is that it was the first to do so much and so well.

Non-linear narrative.
Unreliable narrator.
Deep focus
Etc.
 
2014-05-07 10:59:52 PM
"Facing the Giants" was a frightfully awful religious film, so naturally it rated high with its intended audience, who couldn't tell a good film if it hit them so hard they thought it was their daddy.

Also, what were the critics smoking that day when they gave Spy Kids a 93?
 
2014-05-07 11:13:52 PM

Esroc: dobro: DNRTFA but...easily the most overrated would be "Citizen Kane".

Citizen Kane suffers from the fact, that while it was mind-blowingly good back when it was first released, it has since been surpassed a hundred times over by other films and thus doesn't stand out like it used to.


And also the fact that its most impressive achievements are in things that only film students jack off to
 
2014-05-07 11:14:14 PM

mariner314: Esroc: dobro: DNRTFA but...easily the most overrated would be "Citizen Kane".

Citizen Kane suffers from the fact, that while it was mind-blowingly good back when it was first released, it has since been surpassed a hundred times over by other films and thus doesn't stand out like it used to.

The point of Kane is that it was the first to do so much and so well.

Non-linear narrative.
Unreliable narrator.
Deep focus
Etc.


Exactly! It laid the groundwork for everything that anyone would claim is a better movie.
 
2014-05-07 11:18:57 PM
Splash was overrated? Was the Stonecutters Guild involved in bribing critics to make Tom Hanks the Star that their lesser apprentice Gutenberg could not achieve by trickery?

Van Wilder is underrated.
 
2014-05-07 11:20:53 PM

Fano: Splash was overrated? Was the Stonecutters Guild involved in bribing critics to make Tom Hanks the Star that their lesser apprentice Gutenberg could not achieve by trickery?

Van Wilder is underrated.


Agreed on the last point. I actually thought it was a pretty decent take on the older NL movies.
 
2014-05-07 11:28:52 PM

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: fusillade762: Would be interesting to do something similar with books using Amazon.

Which King Kong and Freaky Friday is he talking about here?

I liked "About a Boy". It's certainly an order of magnitude better than the hyper-schmaltzy "Love, Actually".

Sirens had a naked young Portia De Rossi before she lost her Australian accent.

How can that movie rate anything but a 100?


Not to mention a naked Elle McPherson. NSFW.
 
2014-05-07 11:33:44 PM
I'm surprised Star Wars and Star Trek didn't end up at either end.
 
2014-05-07 11:46:03 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I feel I should now make a joke along the lines of "Now *overrated*? That was 'Nursing Home Honeys VI:Gang Bingo? Gang BANGO!' - when they tried to pass off Orderly Dick Furmiles in scene three as Dr. Hugh Jablakok in scene five? Come on!"


The director, Onan Portnoy, is making a pointed comment on the state of healthcare in this country. By having the same actor in two scenes playing different characters he is showing how the pressure to rein in costs in healthcare in this country has forced us to dehumanize the caregiver to the point of near anonymity.

The healthcare milieu has been an environment Portnoy has continually explored. His seminal feature "Nubile Naked Nurses IX" where the characters seem to spend most of their time trying to console each other in a physical manner but showing only one scene where the nurses are actually seen taking care of a patient. During the scene it seems that two of them are required to take care of a simple muscle pull. One is left pondering how much staff would be required to treat something as complex as a priapism. This makes you realize the film was a searing critique of the politics and inefficiencies found in modern hospitals.
 
2014-05-07 11:46:05 PM
I have this favourite movie. But it is pretty obscure and underrated so you've probably never heard of it.
 
2014-05-07 11:47:36 PM

vossiewulf: Underrated list totally fails without the awesome comedic genius of Galaxina.

/and the copious boobies


I don't remember there being any nudity in that. And the CSI Miami type filming washed out Stratten's gorgeous ass when she wore that gold suit.
 
2014-05-07 11:48:16 PM
If you read that chart for more than one minute, it feels like someone takes your testicles, and removes them through your anus.

/Grandmas Boy is very quotable.
 
2014-05-07 11:50:42 PM
"Empire Records" was a glib, forgettable atrocity riding on the coattails of "Clerks."
 
2014-05-08 12:22:50 AM
Empire Records is flat out horrible. Grandma's Boy is oddly likable.

You Citizen Kane haters, however, are retards.
 
2014-05-08 12:29:18 AM
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2014-05-08 01:22:50 AM
Because I Said So is an underrated movie? To be honest, it kind of deserved the curbstomping it got from the critics. I normally love chick flicks like BISS, but that movie was awful. I can't honestly say what I disliked about it more, the characters, the storyline... it was all sort of a hot mess and a half. I know that this is based on audience ratings, but I don't know many people who really adored that film at all. Most of the reviews I've seen have been of the "meh, it beats watching static" variety.

I remember every one of us cringing in the scene where Keaton's daughters come into the house and hear her getting her rocks off in an upstairs bedroom. Rather than look embarassed and leave, the daughters take a moment to listen, as they're glad that she's getting some. I get where they were going with that, but it came across as incestuously creepy rather than charming.
 
2014-05-08 01:26:27 AM
I loved Babe when my son was growing as a toddler. We could recite most of the lines. It's an intellectual movie if you can get past the kid appeal and listen to it.
 
2014-05-08 02:32:38 AM
Babe is an outstanding movie.
 
2014-05-08 02:32:59 AM
I'm with Roger Ebert about The Graduate:

It is a movie about a tiresome bore and his well-meaning parents. The only character in the movie who is alive--who can see through situations, understand motives, and dare to seek her own happiness--is Mrs. Robinson. Seen today, "The Graduate'' is a movie about a young man of limited interest, who gets a chance to sleep with the ranking babe in his neighborhood, and throws it away in order to marry her dorky daughter.

And everyone should see The Cotton Club even though it bombed. And John Carter, where I honestly think that critics got together and decided to take a collective dump on Andrew Stanton for some reason.

I could mention two Bond films in the "under" and "over": The Living Daylights and Skyfall. Skyfall looks great, has a great villain but the plot is stupid.
 
2014-05-08 02:38:40 AM
and what sort of morons don't like Babe? I normally don't go in for whimsy but in Babe's case it's utterly sincere, utterly joyful. It's a film you can show anyone of any age and they'll love it.
 
2014-05-08 02:43:39 AM
Huh.. no movie that I've seen on either the Overrated or Underrated list.
 
2014-05-08 02:48:27 AM
Frozen was awesome. You guys should check it out.
 
2014-05-08 03:43:40 AM
Waterworld is underrated
 
2014-05-08 04:01:54 AM
I never cared what critics thought about comedy movies. The bar for them seems to be Woody Allen films but some of the funniest shiat is just stupid.
 
2014-05-08 05:17:51 AM
Grandma's Boy had some decent jokes but overall it was pretty crappy. The cyberpunk transrobot guy was just annoying.

TheJoe03: I never cared what critics thought about comedy movies. The bar for them seems to be Woody Allen films but some of the funniest shiat is just stupid.


No, they generally love Wes Anderson.  Ugh.
 
2014-05-08 05:32:34 AM

Solid State Vittles: Empire Records is flat out horrible. Grandma's Boy is oddly likable.

You Citizen Kane haters, however, are retards.


As with most classic movies, Citizen Kane is brilliantly executed but boring as shiat.
 
2014-05-08 05:35:25 AM

farkeruk: and what sort of morons don't like Babe? I normally don't go in for whimsy but in Babe's case it's utterly sincere, utterly joyful. It's a film you can show anyone of any age and they'll love it.


This.
 
2014-05-08 05:53:41 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: (other than when Linda Cardellini came onscreen... yep)


Not from the same movie, but whatever.

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2014-05-08 06:22:51 AM

farkeruk: and what sort of morons don't like Babe? I normally don't go in for whimsy but in Babe's case it's utterly sincere, utterly joyful. It's a film you can show anyone of any age and they'll love it.


Dude, you're already one of my favorites because you liked "The Raid".  Is there a way to make you a super-duper favorite?
 
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