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Which movie did you turn off within 15 minutes?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Speedmaster, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. " My girlfriend's a vegetarian which pretty much makes me a vegetarian "
    Samueal L Jackson ' Pulp Fiction '
     
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  2. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Location:
    Te Wai Pounamu
    We switched off "Uncut Gems" in the first five minutes the other night. Blech.
     
  3. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    Happy Death Day is great, same with its sequel.
     
  4. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ain't but the one way.

    I also found it to be a morally repugnant film, and haven't re-watched it since the 90s. I saw it in the theatre, and then again on video, but hated it. The soundtrack was amazing, and I listened to it all the time, but the film missed the mark. I like Oliver Stone, and Tarantino, and all the actors, but it felt like a parody of itself trying to make a statement on violence, while itself being violent.

    Not sure if this is a common observation, but the film "The Doom Generation" which came out after NBK, was in my view a better version of that morality tale, and I thought it was making fun of NBK, which I loved. Check it out if you haven't.
     
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  5. Sadly I sat through the whole thing. I kept hoping it would get better. Adam Sandler doing his best Al Pacino impression.
     
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  6. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    I was going away a week for work (probably early 2000’s) and was bringing along a book by Anne Tyler called Saint Maybe. On the Sunday evening before I was leaving I saw in a TV guide that the movie version of the same book was being broadcast at 1 a.m., so I set my VCR to record it.

    I read the book and thought it was terrific. When I got home on Friday I couldn’t wait to watch the movie...

    I lasted 15...20 min. tops. It was excruciating to watch. The whole tone and premise of the story was lost right from the start, and even after having just read the novel I couldn’t follow the plot. Such a sad mess, I knew it would be a waste of time to watch any longer.
     
  7. eric777

    eric777 Astral Projectionist

    Location:
    Tennessee
    It would be easier for me to tell you what movie I didn't turn off in the first 15 minutes. Over the last few years my attention span for movies has greatly decreased.
     
  8. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    Location:
    The East
    It’s pretty rare for me because I am kind of OCD about finishing books and movies but I couldn’t sit through Life of Pi.
     
  9. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    2 Guns. Was just embarrassing. Lasted yeah maybe 10 minutes. A paycheck for Denzel.
     
  10. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    i ALmost turned off 'the ritual' (netflix) .... but soldiered on, the next day. i WISH i had turned it off / not gone back though.

    was looking for an occult / wicker man type movie .... i could say more, but i guess that would be a spoiler. ymmv.

    i should've just watched wicker man again. lol
     
  11. I liked it well enough. Wouldn't watch it again though. But for an Adam Sandler movie....
     
  12. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    Location:
    U.S.
    A wonderful musical-drama film in which Robin Williams co-stars is August Rush. :):thumbsup: I sometimes prefer comedians when they do dramatic roles, usually depending on how over-the-top they are w/their comedy.

     
  13. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

    Location:
    U.S.
    I probably turn off more than I end up watching...(& often after < 15 minutes)
    Some, off top of head:

    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
    La La Land
    Peppermint
    Blockers
    A Star Is Born (2018)
    Tag
    Oceans 8
    Snatched
    Lucy In The Sky
    Stardust
    Elysium
    The Big Sick

    One I stuck w/for about 40 minutes before leaving it behind, which I wish I hadn't invested > 15 tops:
    Vox Lux
     
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  14. Scowl

    Scowl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I'm starting to feel this way too so I often just leave the movie running and half pay attention to it. Within the first few minutes there's something that takes me out of the movie. I immediately don't care about the characters, or some dialog will sound fake to me, or some actor is playing a character unrealistically, or someone does something that doesn't make sense. I used to be able to tolerate things like that.
     
  15. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midlands, UK
    The Interview.
     
  16. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Changing Lanes. A minor accident in NYC escalates into insanity. Worth watching.
     
  17. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend Shirtless Bear Fighter

    Location:
    The Midwest
    Ad me to those who cited Ad Astra.

    Probably a decent movie in there somewhere, but I have no patience for lazy expositional dialogue. That's a real trigger for me. I mean, there was an exchange that went something like: "Is it true that your heart rate never goes above 80?". The person asking already read his bio (he said so). So this is how we, the viewer, come to learn about this. Actor dude just spits it out for us to hear for no plausible reason. Goodness sakes, try to put some effort into the storytelling.

    I'm sure the cinematography was amazing.
     
  18. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cape Cod, MA
    Robert The Bruce which was impossible without subtitles!!!
     
  19. it's just me

    it's just me Member

    Location:
    MT
    Blair Witch.
     
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  20. it's just me

    it's just me Member

    Location:
    MT
    Almost walked out of IT 2 because of a scene in the beginning . There really needs to be a new rating warning people of such things.
     
  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes, that was excellent as well!
     
  22. RickH

    RickH Senior Member

    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    The majority of Netflix movies
     
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I lasted a bit longer...too loud and not just volume...It wasn't for me but I do love Adam...
     
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    first you have to work hard to find one that you won't turn off...they suck the new "found" movies...terrible garbage...Netflix needs to change it's name to WOKEFLIX...
     
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  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    curious why Peppermint? we like it...
     

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