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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Violet_Skye » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:33 am

Envy, Jack Black and Ben Stiller

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:38 am

Hudson Hawk.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby AaronTheSnob » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:16 am

Rodeo Girls In Bondage is one I can never get enough of.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:15 am

Big Trouble/The Last Boy Scout/Running Scared/Summer School? I liked all of those too. The Life Aquatic and Brother from Another Planet? Both great. They made an off-Broadway play version of Roadhouse for crissakes. And yes I own Roadhouse on DVD. I'm not really sure if "nobody" else likes my choices below, but let's just say none of these are critically acclaimed (and half of them star Bruce Willis):

Striking Distance
Overboard
The Jackal
Shooter
Mercury Rising
Point Break

Turrible but good.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:34 am

boston_jeff wrote:Big Trouble/The Last Boy Scout/Running Scared/Summer School? I liked all of those too. The Life Aquatic and Brother from Another Planet? Both great. They made an off-Broadway play version of Roadhouse for crissakes. And yes I own Roadhouse on DVD. I'm not really sure if "nobody" else likes my choices below, but let's just say none of these are critically acclaimed (and half of them star Bruce Willis):

Striking Distance
Overboard
The Jackal
Shooter
Mercury Rising
Point Break

Turrible but good.


Shooter was entertaining. Marky Mark had a ponytail for chrissakes.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:13 pm

And speaking of "not-Lupino" movies...

I'm a big fan of The Hard Way with James Woods and Michael J. Fox.
(I also love the Hines-Crystal Running Scared, for the record.)

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby mrak » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:24 pm

Joe Versus the Volcano.

It helped that I waited to see it on cable, and the bad buzz had beaten my expectations down to subterranean levels.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby wallrock » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:06 pm

The Fifth Element

And not just because Milla Jovovich was scantily clad. Not that didn't help gloss over a few plot holes though.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Laboratory » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:20 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Hudson Hawk.


Ditto on Hudson Hawk (I have never met anybody that liked it). So that makes two of us and it technically can't be on this list.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Laboratory » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:25 pm

wallrock wrote:The Fifth Element

And not just because Milla Jovovich was scantily clad. Not that didn't help gloss over a few plot holes though.


Also one of my favorites. Hard to say why, but I watch it several times a year.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby chance » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:27 pm

mrak wrote:Joe Versus the Volcano.

Sorry, you're not the only one who liked it. I did -- and Roger Ebert did too. Gave it 3 1/2 stars.

The movie I like which nobody else does -- well, nobody but my wife -- is also a Tom Hanks vehicle, "The Money Pit". Unlike "Volcano", Ebert couldn't stand "Money Pit". Hey, I don't care. I'll still watch it when it's on.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:30 pm

Laboratory wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:Hudson Hawk.

Ditto on Hudson Hawk (I have never met anybody that liked it). So that makes two of us and it technically can't be on this list.

"C'mon, Pierre! Read my lips: steak burger! French Fries? This is France, you gotta have French Fries."

It's a lonely, but not guilty, pleasure.

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby boston_jeff » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:43 pm

Laboratory wrote:
wallrock wrote:The Fifth Element

And not just because Milla Jovovich was scantily clad. Not that didn't help gloss over a few plot holes though.


Also one of my favorites. Hard to say why, but I watch it several times a year.


Is this a film that many people dislike?

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:18 pm

chance wrote:The movie I like which nobody else does -- well, nobody but my wife -- is also a Tom Hanks vehicle, "The Money Pit". Unlike "Volcano", Ebert couldn't stand "Money Pit". Hey, I don't care. I'll still watch it when it's on.

Joe vs. the Volcano is OK, but I gotta agree with Ebert on The Money Pit. The only funny thing in that movie is Alexander Gudunov. Now read that last sentence again and I think you'll see exactly what's wrong with that movie...

But for my money, the great unsung Hanks flick is The 'burbs. I've turned a handful of people onto it over the years, but few have even heard of it, let alone actually seen it. Not sure why this flew so low under the radar, but I think it borders on brilliant (and even Corey Feldman gets a few laughs!)

And btw -- I'm also a big Fifth Element fan (although the other Willis flicks mentioned would likely make my "worst ever" movie list.)

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Re: Movies nobody but you likes

Postby Ned Flounders » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:24 pm

boston_jeff wrote:
Laboratory wrote:
wallrock wrote:The Fifth Element

And not just because Milla Jovovich was scantily clad. Not that didn't help gloss over a few plot holes though.


Also one of my favorites. Hard to say why, but I watch it several times a year.


Is this a film that many people dislike?


I never saw it, but from the Wikipedia page it sounds like it was actually pretty popular.

At the start of this thread I thought about adding Buckaroo Banzai (which was panned by the critics and flopped badly at the box office) ... but it turned into quite the cult hit; I'm sure I'm not the only one here who liked it!

Hmmmm ... maybe I should include The Quiet Earth (1985).


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