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Tristan Shandy
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What dreams may come.

I didn't know whether to laugh hysterically or throw things at the TV.
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Ok, I haven't seen it posted on this thread yet, but the ONLY movie I have ever walked out on was Borat. I know many people found it hysterical, but I thought it was degrading and racist...and it takes ALOT to insult me.

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heh, true story.

we don't see many films in the theater. So when we had an opportunity, dh said it was my choice about what film to watch. I don't pay attention to reviews and stuff, so when he mentioned Borat, describing it as "a documentary about a guy from Kazakhstan visiting America", I thought it sound interesting. I used to work with folks from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan many years ago, so I know something about the region/culture.

I didn't realize he was being sarcastic. I had heard nothing about the film.

So the film starts, and I am thinking "but that guy doesn't look like he is from Kazakhstan. He looks more Russian, but what kind of Russian accent is that? He isn't speaking Russian. Wait, that village doesn't look like it is in Kazakhstan at all - but it looks like Romania!"

And I am getting more and more confused - until finally about 20 minutes into the show, I get it. I turn to dh, just to be sure, and ask "This isn't for real, right? This is a joke, right?" And he looks at me like i have two heads.

We would have walked out if it hadn't been the first film we saw in the theater in nearly a year.

Yes, it was ridiculous. Some funny parts, I admit, but i just don't get why they had to say it was from kazakhstan when they clearly did NO research at all about the actual country. Just make up a country - a random "Rufistan" or "Georgovia" or some such and the joke would have worked a bit better, I think.
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I have a new baddie...the remake of Amityville Horror The intro assaulted my maternal sensibilites and the rest of the movie I was beginning to wonder if I was one of the scriptwriters it was so predictable. Yeah like when you start to guess their upcoming lines correctly

And I couldn't get around thinking that the lead actress needs to have a Mama and the Papas drama-mentary movie written just for her b/c she looks just like Michelle Phillips.
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heh, true story.

we don't see many films in the theater. So when we had an opportunity, dh said it was my choice about what film to watch. I don't pay attention to reviews and stuff, so when he mentioned Borat, describing it as "a documentary about a guy from Kazakhstan visiting America", I thought it sound interesting. I used to work with folks from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan many years ago, so I know something about the region/culture.

I didn't realize he was being sarcastic. I had heard nothing about the film.

So the film starts, and I am thinking "but that guy doesn't look like he is from Kazakhstan. He looks more Russian, but what kind of Russian accent is that? He isn't speaking Russian. Wait, that village doesn't look like it is in Kazakhstan at all - but it looks like Romania!"

And I am getting more and more confused - until finally about 20 minutes into the show, I get it. I turn to dh, just to be sure, and ask "This isn't for real, right? This is a joke, right?" And he looks at me like i have two heads.

We would have walked out if it hadn't been the first film we saw in the theater in nearly a year.

Yes, it was ridiculous. Some funny parts, I admit, but i just don't get why they had to say it was from kazakhstan when they clearly did NO research at all about the actual country. Just make up a country - a random "Rufistan" or "Georgovia" or some such and the joke would have worked a bit better, I think.
Borat was a joke on America. The guy does really crazy stuff and gets people to go along with it bringing out their racist, homophobic and anti-anything but America feelings. Borat knows most Americans don't know squat about Kazakstan that is why he uses it as a vehicle to play the joke on Americans.
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Borat was a joke on America. The guy does really crazy stuff and gets people to go along with it bringing out their racist, homophobic and anti-anything but America feelings. Borat knows most Americans don't know squat about Kazakstan that is why he uses it as a vehicle to play the joke on Americans.
oh, I did get that.

BUT the joke fell flat when it insulted real people (Kazaks) in my opinion. The joke wasn't as clever nor as insightful as I think the actor/producers thought. It could have been a lot funnier and less offensive (in my opinion) if it used a made up country - as you said, no one would have been the wiser.
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: I loved Borat! I immediately rented Da Ali G Show so I could get more of him. (Borat is a character Sasha Baron Cohen created on Ali G.) It's sort of like Sarah Silverman's humor . . . how can I word this to give it the most possible offensive impact? It's all about the shock.
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Pan's Labyrinth.

DH and I had to polish off a bottle of red afterwards just to erase it from our memories. What a miserable, sad, depressing, horrendous flick...I dunno why it got all of the awards...beautifully shot, sure, but come on...
I thought Pan's Labyrinth was the best movie I'd seen all year.

These threads are always so interesting to me. It reminds me of why movies shown on airplanes are always so bad--when you try to please everyone you end up with boring. Anything worthwhile is bound to make someone uncomfortable.
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I thought Pan's Labyrinth was the best movie I'd seen all year.

These threads are always so interesting to me. It reminds me of why movies shown on airplanes are always so bad--when you try to please everyone you end up with boring. Anything worthwhile is bound to make someone uncomfortable.

I loved Pan's Labyrinth. It was brutal to be certain, but it was also quite beautiful.

I really hated Last Supper, Chasing Amy, Mall Rats, Saving Private Ryan, and Fight Club.
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Lost in translation. That movie SUCKED big time, I don't understand why everyone was so gaga over it.
Welcome to my world. I was bored almost to tears.
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And speaking of disappointing Bill Murray moments, I can't explain how ripped off I felt shelling out for two full priced tickets to Life Aquatic. I guess I'm not sophistocated enough to get that kind of humor.
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I hated Lost in Translation, too. But I totally hate Scarlett Johannson. Match Point was another of those horrid SJ movies that should have been on my list.

The whole time I was watching LiT, I felt like Elaine from Seinfeld when everyone around her is raving about The English Patient and she hates it ... Peterman drags her to the theater to see it because she lied and said she hadn't seen it (she didn't want to discuss it), and 3/4 of the way through the movie she just snaps, in the middle of the theater, starts yelling about how crappy the movie is. I felt like that with Lost in Translation.
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I loved the English Patient so much that I read the book which of course was better than the movie.
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I loved the English Patient so much that I read the book which of course was better than the movie.


I too loved the English Patient....did you see the Constant Gardener?
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I have a new one to add: Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects". I didn't even get through all of it - and just didn't get it. I can deal with violence but pointless violence when there is no plot and the main characters are uninteresting psychopaths - Sorry Rob you are no Quentin.
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And speaking of disappointing Bill Murray moments, I can't explain how ripped off I felt shelling out for two full priced tickets to Life Aquatic. I guess I'm not sophistocated enough to get that kind of humor.
I loved that one but I'm not that sophisticated.
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Cool World.


And Random Hearts. Holy crap, that movie sucked. No climax. Just one big long dragged out movie.
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I have a new one to add: Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects". I didn't even get through all of it - and just didn't get it. I can deal with violence but pointless violence when there is no plot and the main characters are uninteresting psychopaths - Sorry Rob you are no Quentin.

I loved that movie.

The best part of the dvd though is the extras. There is actually some funny stuff on there.


I would have to say one of the all time worst movies we've seen (and we've seen some baaaaad ones) was Napolean Dynomite. Oh dear god. The first time we turned it off. Then we tried watching it again thinking we we must have missed something after hearing how hilarious it was. Nope, still sucked. And I like some really off the wall, bizarre movies.
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I have a new one to add: Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects". I didn't even get through all of it - and just didn't get it. I can deal with violence but pointless violence when there is no plot and the main characters are uninteresting psychopaths - Sorry Rob you are no Quentin.
I agree. I love horror movies but I hate that one. Most of it was completely pointless and they only did it to shock and horrify the audience. Which yeah, is part of the point of horror movies, but it was just different. I don't know. I didn't like it.
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I would have to say one of the all time worst movies we've seen (and we've seen some baaaaad ones) was Napolean Dynomite. Oh dear god. The first time we turned it off. Then we tried watching it again thinking we we must have missed something after hearing how hilarious it was. Nope, still sucked. And I like some really off the wall, bizarre movies.
NO! I loved that movie! It was hilarious! Totally made for children of the late 80's/early 90's who were dorky fantasy geeks, lol.
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