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Title: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2016, 11:51:02 AM
I have decided I am not going to waste AS much time on movies that are quite evidently shit in 2016. So with that in mind....

1 ● A Case of You
So many romantic moves about people who change their 'interests' to match a prospective new partner. This one's based on Facebook stalking. Stars and produced by Justin Long. 'Nuff said. 20 minutes of excruciating script agony.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2016, 12:22:05 PM
I also abandoned that movie - or at least watched the bulk of it on fast forward. Not good.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on January 05, 2016, 02:01:47 PM
Yikes! Netflix keeps recommending it to me. Good to know that I should keep skipping it!
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2016, 02:03:51 PM
1 ● A Case of You
So many romantic moves about people who change their 'interests' to match a prospective new partner. This one's based on Facebook stalking. Stars and produced by Justin Long. 'Nuff said. 20 minutes of excruciating script agony.
2 ● Best Man Down
Fuck me if it isn't Justin Long again. 10 minutes. What else has he been in that I can avoid?
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on January 05, 2016, 02:10:22 PM
Oh! He's in some movie with a cast of thousands (Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Gennifer Godwin, and 4,732 others) where the stories all entertwine at the end. It's not good.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2016, 04:18:11 PM
Oh! He's in some movie with a cast of thousands (Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Gennifer Godwin, and 4,732 others) where the stories all entertwine at the end. It's not good.
HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (and you won't be into that movie, so avoid it)
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2016, 04:19:12 PM

Fuck me if it isn't Justin Long again. 10 minutes. What else has he been in that I can avoid?

I do want to see the Kevin Smith movie that he was in. Has anyone seen it? I think it's called TUSK.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Butter on January 06, 2016, 08:06:24 AM
It's on my Amazon Prime queue, but I doubt I'll ever actually get around to watching it, since I basically already know what happens and would be watching just of the novelty of seeing how that plays out.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on January 06, 2016, 10:34:36 AM
Oh yeah, I wanted to see Tusk.
He's Just(in) Not In To You is definitely on the "no go" list for CR! I've seen it twice for some reason, and pretty much wanted to smack all of the characters for being jerks.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 12, 2016, 04:29:00 PM
1 ● A Case of You
So many romantic moves about people who change their 'interests' to match a prospective new partner. This one's based on Facebook stalking. Stars and produced by Justin Long. 'Nuff said. 20 minutes of excruciating script agony.
2 ● Best Man Down
Fuck me if it isn't Justin Long again. 10 minutes. What else has he been in that I can avoid?
3 ● Manglehorn
I adore Pacino. Like REALLY adore Pacino. It hurt me to abandon this. He seemed OK in it but the storyline had all the charm of nothing. Dishwatery, if you get my drift. I even went back to the start and rewatched the first few scenes in case I had missed something intrinsic. I hadn't. 25 minutes. Nope, sorry Al
4 ● Me, Earl & the Dying Girl
Dead dull. 25 minutes.
5 ● Meet the Patels
Fuck the Patels. 5 minutes.
6 ● Hitman Agent 47
9 minutes of utter shit, man
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 29, 2016, 10:08:49 AM
1. Rocky and Bullwinkle - Hokey Smokes!  I expected a steaming loaf, and that's what I got.  The self referential jokes couldn't make it worth caring about.  Even Nora gave up on it.  Shame on HBO for having so few selections in it's on demand kids' movies section.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Butter on April 18, 2016, 09:46:44 AM
1. Volunteers

Yes, the 1985 Tom Hanks film.  Andrea and I got through exactly half of this, when I said "this is terrible".  She agreed, but we felt we had come so far.  Then we put it on during our bedtime ritual, during which I was in and out preparing for bed... and there was maybe 30 minutes left in the film and Andrea said "no, I still don't care what happens".  Which I agreed with.  So it got shut off.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on May 24, 2016, 04:28:26 PM
WILD IN THE STREETS - 1968 - TCM

The premise sounded fun and trippy, but I just couldn't stick with it. I did love the opening 5-10 minutes.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on July 11, 2016, 09:26:30 AM
WILD IN THE STREETS - 1968 - TCM

The premise sounded fun and trippy, but I just couldn't stick with it. I did love the opening 5-10 minutes.

BLACK MASS - Booooooooooooooooooooooring.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2016, 02:27:32 PM
BLACK MASS - Booooooooooooooooooooooring.

I thought about watching this recently. How far did you get?

I probably won't watch either way now that I have your review.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: euro60 on July 11, 2016, 02:50:15 PM
BLACK MASS - Booooooooooooooooooooooring.
Say what? I thought that was quite good. Easily the best movie Depp has done in YEARS (which of course isn't saying much). I can see one would not like the movie (too violent), but to call it boring, I don't get it.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: c-lando on July 11, 2016, 04:09:24 PM
The story was already well known and there were no surprising angles left to be played for entertainment value.
I thought it just plodded along. It was clunky. I didn't like their choice for using testimony to present the narration of the movie.
Too many "Oh, that guy!" moments in casting, though I did think that Rory Cochrane was almost unrecognizable (and easily the 2nd best performance in the movie).
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: luisterpaul on August 22, 2016, 10:06:44 AM
1. The Lobster - There's nothing like a good dark comedy, and this is nothing like a good dark comedy. The trailer has all the good bits. We didn't even get halfway -- barely enjoying anything we were seeing -- before being assaulted by two horrific images I could have gone my whole live without. I just don't have the stomach for over-the-top cruelty. If you like Game of Thrones you might like this garbage.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2016, 11:54:26 AM
1. The Assassin.

This is a foreign film about a 9th century girl who is trained to become an assassin in the (I forget which? Ming? Han?) dynasty in China. I suspect that I had Netflix mail this to me because I was looking at the nominations for best foreign film or something like that and it sounded awesome. And it still sounds awesome.

Except that I couldn't get past 15 minutes. At first it was in black and white, but then it was in color. Then there were scenes where the camera lingered for 10 seconds for no reason. The characters could barely speak to each other and they had no sense of interaction. I was bored and was hating art-house film at the moment.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 24, 2016, 04:57:43 PM
The Revenant

Not even close to my cup of tea. Or glass of whisky. I could see that the opening "battle" shot was impressive cinematically but ultimately of no interest to me.

btw, I have abandoned MANY other movies since February (my last post in the this thread) but have kept forgetting to flag them up as shit.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: daytime drinking on August 26, 2016, 09:29:49 PM
The Revenant

Not even close to my cup of tea. Or glass of whisky. I could see that the opening "battle" shot was impressive cinematically but ultimately of no interest to me.

btw, I have abandoned MANY other movies since February (my last post in the this thread) but have kept forgetting to flag them up as shit.

i watched that on an airline with the shitty earphones they give you and was miserable the entire time, but i couldn't tear myself away.  tom hardy fuckin' rocked.  the scenery was more than enough for me
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: va-vacious on August 30, 2016, 09:30:26 PM
1. The Lobster - There's nothing like a good dark comedy, and this is nothing like a good dark comedy. The trailer has all the good bits. We didn't even get halfway -- barely enjoying anything we were seeing -- before being assaulted by two horrific images I could have gone my whole live without. I just don't have the stomach for over-the-top cruelty. If you like Game of Thrones you might like this garbage.

I hated this movie! If I hadn't seen it in the theater, it would have been abandoned probably when you did.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: luisterpaul on August 31, 2016, 01:29:58 PM
1. The Lobster - There's nothing like a good dark comedy, and this is nothing like a good dark comedy. The trailer has all the good bits. We didn't even get halfway -- barely enjoying anything we were seeing -- before being assaulted by two horrific images I could have gone my whole live without. I just don't have the stomach for over-the-top cruelty. If you like Game of Thrones you might like this garbage.

I hated this movie! If I hadn't seen it in the theater, it would have been abandoned probably when you did.
Preach. If we were watching the dvd I would have ripped it out of the player and chucked it into traffic.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: euro60 on September 01, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
1. The Lobster - There's nothing like a good dark comedy, and this is nothing like a good dark comedy. The trailer has all the good bits. We didn't even get halfway -- barely enjoying anything we were seeing -- before being assaulted by two horrific images I could have gone my whole live without. I just don't have the stomach for over-the-top cruelty. If you like Game of Thrones you might like this garbage.

I hated this movie! If I hadn't seen it in the theater, it would have been abandoned probably when you did.
Preach. If we were watching the dvd I would have ripped it out of the player and chucked it into traffic.
I don't get the hate for this movie. I absolutely loved it. Weird? sure. But quirky and original, and completely off the beaten track. We should get more movies like this. Plus Rachel Weisz. 'Nuff said.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: luisterpaul on September 01, 2016, 10:32:29 AM
1. The Lobster - There's nothing like a good dark comedy, and this is nothing like a good dark comedy. The trailer has all the good bits. We didn't even get halfway -- barely enjoying anything we were seeing -- before being assaulted by two horrific images I could have gone my whole live without. I just don't have the stomach for over-the-top cruelty. If you like Game of Thrones you might like this garbage.

I hated this movie! If I hadn't seen it in the theater, it would have been abandoned probably when you did.
Preach. If we were watching the dvd I would have ripped it out of the player and chucked it into traffic.
I don't get the hate for this movie. I absolutely loved it. Weird? sure. But quirky and original, and completely off the beaten track. We should get more movies like this. Plus Rachel Weisz. 'Nuff said.
I'm generally very fond of odd movies -- Harold & Maude, Wes Anderson flicks, etc -- but the humor in this one, except for what was included in the trailer, didn't work for me at all. Add on top of that the murdered dog and the failed suicide attempt, both of which were just too realistic for me. I love Rachel Weisz, but 40 minutes in and she hadn't even appeared yet, unless you count her voice as the occasional narrator. I didn't find this movie "quirky," just cruel. But again, I don't like Game of Thrones, another production I just find to be cruel more than anything else. Reality is cruel enough, I don't need it in my entertainment.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Dan on September 01, 2016, 11:49:14 AM
I don't get the hate for this movie. I absolutely loved it. Weird? sure. But quirky and original, and completely off the beaten track. We should get more movies like this. Plus Rachel Weisz. 'Nuff said.

The NY Times agrees with you, euro.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/31/movies/summer-movie-indie-hits.html

When I saw that list I started thinking that I needed to see those movies, but then I saw The Lobster and questioned their taste based on everyone's comments here. Of course, I hate "black comedies" so I wouldn't see it anyway.

Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: MissKitty on September 01, 2016, 12:12:36 PM
I also agree with Euro about The Lobster. I don't really watch a lot of films but I absolutely LOVED The Lobster and consider it one of the few newer films that I would rewatch.

I can't really say I'd rewatch the director's earlier film "Dogtooth," which Shiv recommended to me after he and I had a big lovefest chat about The Lobster one night. While Dogtooth and The Lobster both have unique and interesting stories, I didn't care as much for the acting in Dogtooth - and I have a feeling some of the subtleties got lost in translation.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: euro60 on September 01, 2016, 12:58:57 PM

The NY Times agrees with you, euro.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/31/movies/summer-movie-indie-hits.html

When I saw that list I started thinking that I needed to see those movies, but then I saw The Lobster and questioned their taste based on everyone's comments here. Of course, I hate "black comedies" so I wouldn't see it anyway.
Thanks for posting that link, Dan. As it happens, I've seen all-but-one of those 7 films (the lone exception being "Southside With You", which I have zero interest in seeing).

I would readily recommend 5 of the other 6. The one I don't feel strongly about is the latest Woody Allen, Café Society. Not that it is 'bad' per se, but it isn't anywhere near as compelling as the other 5. "Captain Fantastic" is the best of the bunch. In my order of preference:

1. Captain Fantastic
2. The Lobster
3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
4. Indignation
5. Love & Friendship
6. Café Society

A couple more recent indie-films not on the NYT list that I would readily recommend:

Swiss Army Man
Wiener-Dog
Sing Street
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Butter on September 01, 2016, 01:33:45 PM
Ethan is a little obsessed with Sing Street.  He has been listening to the soundtrack a lot on Spotify, and has told me he's buying it via streaming when he gets this week's allowance.

I did like it, but not nearly as much as he did.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: MissKitty on September 01, 2016, 04:15:47 PM
I liked Sing Street and can see how someone Ethan's age would be really into it. CR and I thought it was like an updated Gregory's Girl but with music instead of football.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Dan on September 01, 2016, 04:24:06 PM
Based on that article, I might be interested in "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." Maybe the Kate Beckinsale one because I have a mad crush on Kate Beckinsale (I mean, who doesn't?!?) but I don't know how much I like Jane Austen so we'll see.

Sing Street had an endearing trailer that I saw once. I don't know if I want to sit through the whole story, though.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 06, 2016, 08:28:33 PM
The Night Before

More like the shite before.

10-minutes of RedBull-sponsored wankery was more then enough
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 04, 2016, 09:36:38 PM
Rock the Kasbah

Christ this was painful to watch. 20 minutes was more than enough to endure this terrible piece of shit... and I can sit through MANY pieces of shit if they're viable pieces of shit. This was not. Bill Murray and Barry Levinson should both be utterly embarrassed about this.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 08, 2016, 03:28:38 PM
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

What a fucking dog's dinner this was. Botal Tollocks. And..... Jesse Eisenberg...... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh!
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: daytime drinking on November 23, 2016, 12:57:56 PM
traffic.  maybe 15 minutes in.  so cheesy
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies in 2016
Post by: Butter on February 28, 2017, 01:46:42 PM
Watched like half of TAMMY on TBS the other day.  Probably will watch the other half at some point, but maybe I won't.  It wasn't particularly funny, and I didn't like any of the characters.