What Was The Last Movie You TRIED To Watch?

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  1. ElPee

    ElPee Super Member

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    I think that it might be time for a thread dedicated to the latest, simply awful, unwatchable, dreck that masquerade as movies. For instance, "Terminator Salvation" was on the tube last night and I found it impossible to get through even the first 20 minutes. Any other known offenders for the inevitable list?
     
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  2. Bobcat

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    Not a recent release but I tried to watch the Who's "Tommy" tonight and couldn't get past maybe 15 minutes.
     
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  3. Pio1980

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    Buckaroo Bonzai. The thing just never "started" and I bailed after ca 40 min.

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  4. hjames

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    Thats not so bad - go find a copy of Listzomania - doubled ugh!

    Lisztomania -- Another film from writer/director Ken Russell, again, lead role played by Roger Daltry ...
     
  5. Dude111

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    Hehe I dont blame ya,I dont like that album much!! :D

    I much prefer QUADROPHENIA which is excellent!
     
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  6. soundmotor

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    My reaction too, I saw it on release and recall being quite disappointed. I'd gone to see a linear sci-fi but it is anything but. Flash forward several decades and it popped up on one of my streaming channels. I put it on again and found myself laughing as hard as it gets from the sheer plot lunacy and over the top acting. John Lithgow is absolutely on fire in it. It's also a cultural snapshot of the 80s. Painful to say but a good percentage of Peter Weller's wardrobe looked the contents of my closet then and, just as laughable. Like Napolean Dynamite, I needed another viewing to enjoy it. Sometimes it's just being in the right mood.
     
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  7. soundmotor

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    Absolutely love Quadrophenia. It is truly a gem.
     
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  8. ducati_EL34

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    M. Night shamalamadingdong’s The (Not Much) Happening. What a snooze fest from the very beginning.
     
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  9. soundmotor

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    For me, Terminator Salvation was worse than unwatchable. It was just good enough to keep me on board to the end.
     
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  10. soundmotor

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    OK, I usually try and make it all the way through just to see if there is something that makes it all worthwhile. War for the Planet of the Apes was one of those and quite possibly one of the biggest time waster films I've succumbed to. Minor spoiler, highlight to read -

    Woody Harrelson, a rather good actor BTW, is given about 8 minutes of screen time the entire film!
     
  11. ducati_EL34

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    I tried to watch Blue Jasmine. I bailed after about 10 minutes. Of the five characters that were introduced in that time, Andrew Clay’s was the only likeable one.
     
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  12. beat_truck

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    The last movie I tried (and failed) to watch was Eraserhead.

    I had to shut it off about half way through, and I almost never do that once I start watching a movie. I've made it through a lot of really terrible Z grade horror/scifi/exploitation cheese fests, but I just couldn't do it with this turd.:no:

    I truly don't understand why that movie has so many fans.:dunno:
     
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    The movie titled "Jersey Boys". I watched for around 15 minutes then fell asleep then shut it off. Way too slow and I am still trying to figure what it was all about.
    My wife loved it and has watched it 3 times. UUUUcccchhhh!!!
     
  14. Bill Ferris

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    Had Taxi for around six years, tried one time to watch, and when he took her to Porno film, found so disturbing, that I aborted.
    Haven`t ever tried to re-engage the viewing of that movie since.

    Of over 1000 + BR DVD movies that I own, it remains not completely watched, past that scene since.

    May never try to watch again.
    I`m not a prude, but that`s not where I`d ever take a date, as most women are not only not interested, but it is a turn off..
     
  15. ducati_EL34

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    Well today, there are a good number of women who do enjoy porn. Just so you know.
     
  16. Bill Ferris

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    Maybe so, but my Southern upbringing , from the seventies, as was expressed from a couple of girl friends that they were not interested in watching a porno movie, though not offensive to me, as a 19 year old male was not.
    I would not take a date to a theater showing a porno flick..

    Now, if my date indicated otherwise then the choice selection, well then, A-OK.
    But this never happened in my world..
    It was a female respect mindset, from my view point.
    Old school, maybe, but there you have it.
     
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  17. gguillot

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    Liquid Sky. The only movie that I ever walked out of the theater on. Went to see it when it came out in the early '80's. Didn't make it more than 20 minutes, and I could have cared less if I got my money back or not. :thumbsdown:
     
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    Never saw Wizard of Oz all the way thru,,, nothing against the movie,,, it just puts me to sleep!!
     
  19. hjames

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    I found a LOT more edgy stuff in Taxi Driver than that scene -
    But Blue Velvet was more disturbing than that,
    and Jacob's Ladder more disturbing still ...
    I've watched them all - once.

    I gave up on Aronofsky somewhere after The Wrestler ...
    never seen Black Swan, never seen Mother!
     
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  20. Bill Ferris

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    I have no doubt hjames, but when Taxi Driver got to that scene, I became so uncomfortable, so as to decide that I didn't wish to explore it any further.
    I guess, maybe I`m overly sensitive with some things ?

    Afterwards, sometime later, when friends would drop by for a movie viewing, I told them they could select select any movie they wished to watch, just not that one !
    And I took some ribbing for it, but didn't care.

    My expensive to purchase and run HT 120" 4K projection/tri amp tube/SS system, and that restriction was the only condition I imposed.
    Maybe one day, I`ll be in the right/different frame of mind, and be able to watch it through.

    Take care.
    Kind regards, OKB
     

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