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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I hate Upstream Color

    That's cool.
    My favorite movie is The Godfather

    Boring answer? Maybe, I guess?

    It really is deserving of all its praise and classic status though

    I still haven't seen The Godfather, but I have historically found stories about mobsters to be miserable and interminably dull

    This is two for two in this thread on me sharing movie opinions with pooro

    this cannot continue

    Here's an unpopular hot take:
    I hated The Goonies

    Probably because I didn't see it until I was an adult, so didn't have the "right" context, but still. Couldn't stand it.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    I don't remember which Blu-Ray was my first, but really one of my go-to films to show people how nice a Blu-Ray can look is North By Northwest.

    The opening credits are some classic Saul Bass shit with lines criss-crossing the screen and one of the things most people don't think about until it's pointed out is that on DVDs oftentimes things like those straight lines would have a bit of digital artifacting around them. But the transfer for the film is so good.

    Then I skip ahead to the barn storming scene, because all the detail in the cornfields just pops.

    But, I will freely admit this reveals me as a giant movie nerd snob.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Also saw The Goonies as an adult

    Also hated it

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    If I want to impress with my audio system now I whip out Super 8 for the train crash scene.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I'm now trying to figure out what my most hated movie is. Because I don't usually hate stuff - I'll have a bad time, go "that sure isn't for me," and try to figure out what other folks see in it. Try to recognize the appeal even if it doesn't resonate with me.

    But as far as the movie that I genuinely hated the most? Probably Catfish. Catfish, Peter Pan, or Pocahontas.

    But probably Catfish.

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    now which fictional character would you be if you had to choose one, go!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, I'm the same way about hating movies.

    I would say Crash maybe. I could definitely see Pocahontas and Peter Pan for you, Pooro. I haven't seen those movies since I was old enough to really think about how horrible they were.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Most hated movie for me is probably Wet Hot American Summer

    Or Hot Rod

    I'm not sure which, but they were both just excruciating to watch in ways I didn't know it was possible for film to achieve

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I'm now trying to figure out what my most hated movie is. Because I don't usually hate stuff - I'll have a bad time, go "that sure isn't for me," and try to figure out what other folks see in it. Try to recognize the appeal even if it doesn't resonate with me.

    But as far as the movie that I genuinely hated the most? Probably Catfish. Catfish, Peter Pan, or Pocahontas.

    But probably Catfish.

    why for?

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I hate

    SLC Punk

    SOOOO Much.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I love WHAS and Hot Rod with so much love.

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    belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
    definitely need a top 5, and even then it changes. If I had to just pick my top 5 no context:

    Matrix
    Star wars
    Angus
    V for Vendetta
    Braveheart
    Chef

    But high fidelity is a close one.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Guardians of the Galaxy is probably the film I hate the most

    typically I don't hate movies at all, but I have grown to hate Guardians. Probably due to a combination of really wanting to like it, being very disappointed with it, and being frustrated with how much other people do like it, as well as annoyance at how much it has changed the comic book into something I don't enjoy as well. The more I think about Guardians, the more I really hate it.

    (I use hate here to mean, very much do not like, rather than it inspiring any kind of moral outrage or disgust in me. I'm not that weird).

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    I don't know if I have a favorite but two movies off the top of my head that'll drop what I'm doing and watch the rest of the way through are inception and brotherhood of the wolf.

    I guess if I had to pick a favorite I'd say the prestige

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2015
    Like...Guardians of the Galaxy? I cant get not liking it I suppose but it seems like a really hard movie to actively hate.

    OK, read the end of the post and I suppose that makes a little more sense.

    Raijin Quickfoot on
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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Favourite movie of all time is probably, er

    well it changes

    Aliens is at least a close contender every time, though

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    I'm now trying to figure out what my most hated movie is. Because I don't usually hate stuff - I'll have a bad time, go "that sure isn't for me," and try to figure out what other folks see in it. Try to recognize the appeal even if it doesn't resonate with me.

    But as far as the movie that I genuinely hated the most? Probably Catfish. Catfish, Peter Pan, or Pocahontas.

    But probably Catfish.

    why for?

    As for Catfish:
    The smugness of the host/subject, the exploitative nature of the whole exercise, the fact that they were profiting directly off of the instability and depression of an obviously troubled person. Manipulative, gross, insufferable.

    As for the other two:
    Racism, in stories targeting children.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Like...Guardians of the Galaxy? I cant get not liking it I suppose but it seems like a really hard movie to actively hate.

    OK, read the end of the post and I suppose that makes a little more sense.

    Oh it's an incredibly easy movie to hate if you dislike it

    everyone else loves it, you see

    that drives a certain sort of person (me) to the very heights of incandescent loathing

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    Most hated movie for me is probably Wet Hot American Summer

    Or Hot Rod

    I'm not sure which, but they were both just excruciating to watch in ways I didn't know it was possible for film to achieve

    ... and I'd just awesomed your post about liking The Godfather

    I don't have a "favourite" movie I think. Maybe The Godfather, Pulp Fiction or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? I don't know.

    Favourite from this year would probably have to be Mad Max so far.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Revenge of the Fallen is easily my most hated movie. Admittedly I don't watch tons of movies, but it's still a choice I'm confident in.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Mad Max Fury Road is certainly another contender for my favourite movie of all time

    I'd say it's probably my favourite cinema experience of all time

    that fight with the chain was just entrancing. I couldn't look away. I forgot that there was anything else in the universe other than the experience right in front of me

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Like...Guardians of the Galaxy? I cant get not liking it I suppose but it seems like a really hard movie to actively hate.

    OK, read the end of the post and I suppose that makes a little more sense.

    Oh it's an incredibly easy movie to hate if you dislike it

    everyone else loves it, you see

    that drives a certain sort of person (me) to the very heights of incandescent loathing

    Yeah I get a little twitchy whenever people talk about it as one of their favorite Marvel movies(or worse, favorite movies) too.

    Aliens, Alien, and Terminator are all really high on my lists. Lots to love in each.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Like...Guardians of the Galaxy? I cant get not liking it I suppose but it seems like a really hard movie to actively hate.

    OK, read the end of the post and I suppose that makes a little more sense.

    Oh it's an incredibly easy movie to hate if you dislike it

    everyone else loves it, you see

    that drives a certain sort of person (me) to the very heights of incandescent loathing

    Sorta how I feel about Mad Max: Fury Road? Summed up all into one post

    But that movie didn't even command that kind of emotion to get "loathing" out of me

    It was boredom

    I nothing that movie, and everyone else loves it, so, whatever

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm trying to think of my favorite movie that almost everyone else seems to hate.

    Jupiter Ascending comes to mind.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I'm trying to think of my favorite movie that almost everyone else seems to hate.

    Jupiter Ascending comes to mind.

    But Jupiter Ascending is rad

    And quite a few people here loved it!

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    RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    I just said I loved it last page! It's so pretty and silly! It has a beaureacracy montage!

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    As for inexplicable movie opinions that other people find odd.

    I like kill Bill 2 way more than 1

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm trying to think of my favorite movie that almost everyone else seems to hate.

    Jupiter Ascending comes to mind.

    But Jupiter Ascending is rad

    And quite a few people here loved it!

    Yeah but it gets a ton of flack and scored really low on RT.

    But then critics suck.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I love Punch-Drunk Love and that's considered a "lesser" PT Anderson movie and a lot of people hate it

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Punch-Drunk Love rules

    I like Magnolia a bunch too

    I don't really like Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and haven't seen The Master

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    I'm not sure what my favorite movie is. I guess either Drive or Spirited Away.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I love Punch-Drunk Love and that's considered a "lesser" PT Anderson movie and a lot of people hate it

    I am in this boat with you.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    My favourite movie is probably the great escape. There is something just wonderfully timeless about that movie.

    My least favourite movie is probably Elizabethtown.

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I used to have a list of my favorite movies. What Dreams May Come was at the top of it. That was years ago now, though, and I don't really keep a list anymore. I do have movies I own that I will watch any time for any or no reason, though. John Wick, GalaxyQuest, Hot Fuzz, Die Hard, Muppet Treasure Island, Jurassic Park. Maybe a couple others.

    I made that list by turning around and looking at which of my DVDs were haphazardly stacked on top, ie. which ones I don't bother filing back into their correct spots.

    I'll probably add Fury Road to that list once I get it.

    Aistan on
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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    Punch Drunk Love is way awesome and the best Adam Sandler movie

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    A movie I really like that nobody seems to talk about is Resurrecting the Champ

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I dunno if fury road will become one of my favourite movies, but it'll be on the list, along with die hard, the raid, dredd and guardians of the galaxy. Of when I just want to watch something awesome.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Jaws.

    The Princess Bride and Star Wars close on it's heels.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Favorite film?

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