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Which movie did you turn off within 15 minutes?

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

  1. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Posted in the wrong thread. I actually highly recommend Changing Lanes if just for the support cast. Toni Collette, William Hurt and Sydney Pollock all deserved Oscar nominations
  2. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    Guardians of the Galaxy
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  3. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    Billy Madison. I actually love The Waterboy and Happy Gilmore but that's about all of Adam Sandler I can take.
  4. Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars Forum Resident


    it's a great movie!
  5. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Te Wai Pounamu
    All the yelling. Ugh.
  6. misterbozz

    misterbozz Forum Resident

    Nerima-ku, Tokyo
    Trainspotting 2
  7. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    The Hobbit, walked out and left my wife to watch the rest. Such a bore.

    Black Swan, it may have been closer to half an hour, but it was not a film I wished to spend any more time viewing.
  8. nifticus

    nifticus Well-Known Member

    Vancouver, BC
    Honest Thief.

    *** Spoilers ***

    The plot was so monumentally stupid. Why would he not hire a lawyer and make a deal in writing with the District Attorney? I guess it would be a very short movie!
  9. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    It's indeed a silly movie, but at least it's fairly entertaining! :)
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  10. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    A "comic book movie for folks who hate comic book movies".
    Hit the spot for me, since I dwell neither in the Marvel matrix
    nor the D.C. dungeon (but did work in 1970s commercial radio).
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  11. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Miserable, predictable film with some REALLY great performances in it. Glad I saw it through, but would probably not revisit it.
    Robin's brief but brilliant appearance in "Shakes The Clown" steals the show.
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  12. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    EVERY time I was called for jury duty in Baltimore they played "Hitch" and "The Blind Side" over and over in the waiting
    area...sometimes for seven hours at a stretch.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021
  13. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Almost Famous
    The Love Guru
    The Matrix
    Barbed Wire
    The English Patient
    (actually fell asleep in the theatre...when I woke up near the end my wife and our friends sitting next to us were also asleep and snoring loudly).

    All of these films were recommended by friends and acquaintances.
  14. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    Making a bad situation worse.

    I saw the blind side on a bus. No sound.
  15. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
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  16. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    I couldn't stand the first scene, with Chris Pratt dancing around. But I'm glad I stuck with it. Fun movie.
  17. PapaMuerte

    PapaMuerte Zappatista

    King Kong vs Godzilla, less then 5 minutes...turned off right after that intro scene with King Kong showering and wiggling his behind.
    I thought it was some sort of comercial at first!
  18. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    LOL, that sounds amazing!
  19. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area
    If you fit the typical SHF profile in terms of age and interest in 70s classic rock, then Almost Famous should have been right in your wheelhouse.
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  20. Thwacko

    Thwacko Forum Resident

    Fort Mill, SC
    Avengers: Infinity War. Just jump right in without telling the audience what the hell is going on, actors constantly winking at the camera with all the lame "humor". Hit pause and told the wife and daughter I'm going upstairs to read or something, and they can finish it without me.
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  21. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Not even on my boat. I used to read Rolling Stone Magazine in the '70s just for the record reviews, and
    rushed out to buy anything that they panned that sounded interesting to me. Discovered a lot of really
    cool music that way. Thanks Jann!
  22. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area
    Well, the film isn't about Rolling Stone. It's about a precious, teenaged writer, a rising band and their hangers-on, the web of relationships between all of them, and the love of the music which binds them together. It's Kate Hudson's best (only good?) film.
  23. TheNightfly1982

    TheNightfly1982 Forum Resident

    Ten minutes into Coming to America 2 was all I could take.
  24. David Egan

    David Egan Forum Resident

    Oakland CA
    I've developed a habit with Sofia Coppola movies, I watch them for two minutes and I give up. They're inert, I'm thoroughly unstimulated. I've given Lost In Translation a couple of stabs and it aint gonna happen tho everyone says it's good.

    Despite coming of age in the 70s it always seemed like there was something about Almost Famous that wasn't speaking to me. When it played on TCM a week ago I relaxed and sat through the whole thing and by golly if it wasn't as good as everyone said.
  25. 16hz lover

    16hz lover Forum Resident

    Cornelius, NC
    Saving Private Ryan, I wish I had that 15 minutes of my life back. Too damned much violence.

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