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Autumnal Equinox

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Doctor Sleep wasn't what I'd call bad, just incredibly mediocre and paint-by-numbers, which in some ways is worse than bad. The "good" parts were only at the end and all that amounted to was "memba the better Kubrick movie?" The antagonists were corny as hell, and about as scary as Mr. Rogers picking daffodils. The scene with Danny and Jack near the end felt hamfisted, and the writing especially for that moment was God awful.

It came off with middling critic reviews, but the average person I've come across praises it to heaven and back. It's a wet fart of a horror flick based on an equally ho-hum novel.
 
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Dallas Buyers Club was also overrated. It would've been much better if it weren't about AIDS, which all the characters bring upon themselves through reckless promiscuous sex. It comes across as a bunch of entitled degenerates playing victim about how the medical field wasn't pulling all the stops to save them from their own shitty choices and wouldn't let them flaunt drug laws. Of course, I guess this is probably true to the attitude the real people involved would have. If you want to rage against big pharma, use a story about cancer or something.
 
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jellycar

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I like Toni Colette. I do. She's fantastic in everything she is in and she's great in Hereditary.

But the movie sucked. It really did. Nepotism Wolfe didn't help things either.

That ending was garbage too. So I find the people that keep bitching to this day that she deserved a nomination for it completely absurd.
 

Terrorist

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The Interview sucks. I think you have to be high to enjoy it because Seth Rogen is so unfunny and annoying I started rooting for the Norks. Stale reddit snark about "Kim man bad" isn't controversial, it's the safest political message ever because 99% of people agree with it. Edgelord libs like Rogen love to act transgressive but his basic bitch political opinions don't fool me. Skip and read a Cracked listicle from 2006 titled like "10 INSANE Facts about North Korea You Won't Believe" instead.
 

Maggots on a Train v2

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Doctor Sleep wasn't what I'd call bad, just incredibly mediocre and paint-by-numbers, which in some ways is worse than bad. The "good" parts were only at the end and all that amounted to was "memba the better Kubrick movie?" The antagonists were corny as hell, and about as scary as Mr. Rogers picking daffodils. The scene with Danny and Jack near the end felt hamfisted, and the writing especially for that moment was God awful.

It came off with middling critic reviews, but the average person I've come across praises it to heaven and back. It's a wet fart of a horror flick based on an equally ho-hum novel.
I haven't seen this yet, I was really put off by the trailer, where some of the characters look like knockoffs of a Guns n Roses video. I don't know why that is so off-putting to me, only that it is.
 

JuanButNotForgotten

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Well, I'm not sure that it's really that unpopular, but I've seen it a lot in the Star Wars griefing thread. For some reason people think that The Last Jedi was the movie that killed franchise, when in reality it was obviously Abrams, his mystery shitbox and Force awakens. I mean, what people hate about The Last Jedi? Luke turning into grumpy old fart? Well, that was already established in Force awakens - his nephew went full retard and joined Empire 2.0, but Luke went into hiding, like a faggot, instead of fighting for his friends and family. Hell, the half of the plot of that shit fest is about finding where he hides. What else, Order being so powerful, that destruction of their main weapon didn't even slow them down? Well, excuse me, but they managed to build that shit faster than Empire had built Death star, so that shit goes from the 7th episode too. Rey being shitty protagonist? Nothing said, that goes directly from previous movie, where she could master anything on the fly and joined Resistance, because, well, that's the right thing to do and they were nearby, so... Also, from that fact grows "you are connected" bullshit from "The Rise of Suewalker". What else? Snoke being shitty antagonist, who dies without any development? Say thanks to Abrams, because he admitted that he had 0 plans beyond that one movie and what was his explanation in the end? That he was a clone of the Emperor, who somehow survived being blown up. Twice. And had an army of star destroyers all this time, full of crew. I'm not trying to say, that Johnson is a good boy and didn't do nothing, no, but when people say, that "Rise of Suewalker" is entirely result of The Last Jedi being a clusterfuck, they don't seem to look any further to notice that all the problems of The Last Jedi grow from The Force awakens, therefore Abrams has nobody to blame, but himself.

Dallas Buyers Club was also overrated. It would've been much better if it weren't about AIDS, which all the characters bring upon themselves through reckless promiscuous sex. It comes across as a bunch of entitled degenerates playing victim about how the medical field wasn't pulling all the stops to save them from their own shitty choices and wouldn't let them flaunt drug laws. Of course, I guess this is probably true to the attitude the real people involved would have. If you want to rage against big pharma, use a story about cancer or something.
The plot of that movie can be summarized in:
"I am manly man and hate fags!"
One AIDS later
"Oh, my God, I was wrong, I gotta help them!"
The funny thing is that prototype of the protagonist of that movie was bisexual, but that way it just wouldn't work, so they deliberately threw that detail in the trash.
 
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Maggots on a Train v2

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I tracked down Glengarry Glen Ross a few years ago because it was supposed to be a "classic". IMO it was just an OK movie that got permanently overhyped because it has Al Pacino in it, and probably because nobody said "fuck" in movies in 1994.
 
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Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are nowhere near as good as people make them out to be, and only get a pass for their flaws on account of the fan service that they offer up (which merely serve to paper over the flaws of those films rather than actually fix them).

On that note, the Russo Brothers aren't that great of a pair of directors either.
 

Dave.

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I can only speak for myself, but I'm fed up with modern day R rated films randomly inserting swear words for no other reason other than, "Swearing makes my movie more mature hur hur". It actually doesn't, it just makes your movie feel juvenile. I'm not offended by swearing by any means, I just hate it when the dialogue is "I have no idea how grown men talk, so I'm just going to have them say fuck every sentence."
 

SamTheEagle

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I can only speak for myself, but I'm fed up with modern day R rated films randomly inserting swear words for no other reason other than, "Swearing makes my movie more mature hur hur". It actually doesn't, it just makes your movie feel juvenile. I'm not offended by swearing by any means, I just hate it when the dialogue is "I have no idea how grown men talk, so I'm just going to have them say fuck every sentence."
I remember watching the 2004 Punisher movie and thinking, "This is just a PG-13 with more F-bombs."
 

EmpireOfTheClouds

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Casino is better than Goodfellas
Taking it a step further: Goodfellas is one of his worst films IMO.
Doctor Sleep wasn't what I'd call bad, just incredibly mediocre and paint-by-numbers, which in some ways is worse than bad. The "good" parts were only at the end and all that amounted to was "memba the better Kubrick movie?" The antagonists were corny as hell, and about as scary as Mr. Rogers picking daffodils. The scene with Danny and Jack near the end felt hamfisted, and the writing especially for that moment was God awful.

It came off with middling critic reviews, but the average person I've come across praises it to heaven and back. It's a wet fart of a horror flick based on an equally ho-hum novel.
For me it was the opposite: it was excellent UNTIL the final 30 minutes, where Flannigan went back to the Overlook just so he could masturbate over the original film just for shits and giggles.
 

Marco Fucko

I fantasized about this back in Chicago
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Dialogue usually sucks. It's filled with writes who put unnecessary flair and wordiness into character lines, when in reality people interrupt each other or say simple versions of their thoughts all the time. Also there's a lot of unnecessary speeches. While some of this is necessary to tell a good story, there seems to be a trend for modern hits where characters are overly quippy or quirky and it's really annoying. It doesn't help that writers aren't usually subject matter experts and use incorrect terminology on some characters that should know better.
 

Pokemonquistador2

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Dialogue usually sucks. It's filled with writes who put unnecessary flair and wordiness into character lines, when in reality people interrupt each other or say simple versions of their thoughts all the time. Also there's a lot of unnecessary speeches. While some of this is necessary to tell a good story, there seems to be a trend for modern hits where characters are overly quippy or quirky and it's really annoying. It doesn't help that writers aren't usually subject matter experts and use incorrect terminology on some characters that should know better.
That's because dialogue is in a movie to show the audience how clever the writer is. This was especially ramped up in the Joss Whedon years because Millenials like to confuse snark with wit and every nerd his shows appealed to liked to imagine himself winning every battle against his bullies with a crushing one-liner or clever speech.

The only dialogue in movies that is an exception to this is:

A. Dialogue spoken by educated/accomplished people in movies that are meant to teach moral lessons or stir up patriotism. (A Man for All Seasons and the Chernobyl Miniseries, Patton, Paths of Glory, - all have great dialogue and speeches that accomplish this.)

B. Dialogue in stylized genres such as Noir. Philip Marlowe's snappy dialogue and voiceovers aren't anything like how real life people would speak, but we suspend our belief and enjoy when we hear it in a movie it because it's so cool and badass.
 

Trombonista

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Dialogue usually sucks. It's filled with writes who put unnecessary flair and wordiness into character lines, when in reality people interrupt each other or say simple versions of their thoughts all the time. Also there's a lot of unnecessary speeches. While some of this is necessary to tell a good story, there seems to be a trend for modern hits where characters are overly quippy or quirky and it's really annoying. It doesn't help that writers aren't usually subject matter experts and use incorrect terminology on some characters that should know better.
The play Oleanna tried realistic dialogue and it just annoyed the shit out of me. There's a reason dialogue in entertainment is unrealistic.
 

ApatheticViewer

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Considering what's happening with Tomny Wiseau https://kiwifarms.net/threads/tommy-wiseau-ordered-to-pay-700k-after-failed-lawsuit.69421/

Disaster Artist is fascinating because the reason the movie doesn't work is because the truth doesn't make any sense. Tommy doesn't feel like a believable person. This random weirdo with a heavy accent just happens to have millions and a place in LA? Then for no reason he wastes millions on a shitty project and someone comes out the hero?

The script doesn't make sense because reality doesn't make sense.
 

Stoneheart

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i think the Inclusion of Haldir in the two towers is the worst idea ever!
It takes away the valor of men, makes the Elves look weak, and takes out the Huorns fucking up the Uruks.
 
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