Lost in Translation - made it thru 90%
Garden State (90)
Pulp Fiction (50 - wife induced)
Sin City (20 - wi)
should have, but kept thinking it would get better:
Once Upon a Time in Mexcio (Greatest waste of talent in history - Depp & Banderas)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Adaptation (these last three are all Charlie Kaufman screenplays! - I shoulda known better)
Kill Bill II - henceforth ANY QT movie.
marknhj wrote:Only one: Brazil. Turned off quite a few dvd's though.
I found Independance day pretty bad but didn't actually leave. Part of the problem was the hype leading up to the film. When your expectations get dashed so quickly its hard to sit throught the rest. The absolute worst moment in the movie the end when one of the characters, i forget which, was talking about the independance day for the world.
Another i found hard to sit through was Austin Powers. I just do not find Mike Myers funny. Worse, what is the point of making a parody of a movie that is already a parody?
(excuse the nerd who does not like many of the comedies ---> )
Had to leave "Tommy" (I had seen it before) as the friend I was with thought it was rubbish (he had poor taste in music, as well). Pulled the plug on "My Own Private Idaho" less than 30 minutes into it on VCR. Was a subject in an altitude/nitrogen elimination study in med school involving a few hours sitting one day and gently pedalling an Air-Dyne another and they guys running the study would rent a movie for the subject to combat the boredom and hassles (mouthpiece, noseclip, head inside a big plastic bubble). Watched "Brazil" on one of the days (had seen it before, liked it) but asked for "Eraserhead" on the other....bad move, lousy movie (plus the physiologists doing the study began to wonder about me as they watched some of it as well.)
I have never walked out of a movie before the credits...BUT I will never go within ten blocks of a movie with William Hurt in it. Whiny, self-conscious, neurotic actors like Hurt make me want to fo' up.
twittering debutante wrote:I walked out of "Das Boot" because I was too stoned to read the subtitles.
I am/was a huge fan of "Das Boot" (reminds me that I've been sitting on my Director's Cut DVD for a couple of years now--where DOES one find the time for a 4-hour movie?), but an airplane viewing of it turned me off airline movies forever.
There's a great line in the original where early in the going somebody characterizes Churchill as an "arschloch" (asshole). But the dubbed version on the plane called him--and i kid you not--as a "bed wetter"!!!
That was what, 20 years ago? I've not watched an airplane movie since.