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Title: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on November 26, 2008, 03:31:07 AM
so, i was thinking- i was absolutely stunned to hear a lot of people saying that they'd never seen dr. strangelove and the big lebowski in recent threads, and i was wondering what movies everyone here often finds that others haven't seen.

for example, until a few days ago, my girlfriend had never seen fright night, and she still hasn't seen return of the living dead, and i was like "have you been living under a rock your whole life?", when on the other hand, i'd have to admit that i'd never watched the original halloween from start to finish up until a few weeks ago.

so, again, what films do you often find people to be unfamiliar with?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on November 26, 2008, 10:41:09 AM
Funny you mention The Big Lebowski, because as soon as I saw the title of this thread I was going to volunteer that I've never seen that.

I was reminded of that fact once again last night, as the guy in front of me on the plane was watching it on his laptop. "Damn", I said to myself for the 10,000-th time, "I gotta put that thing on my Netflix queue."


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 26, 2008, 10:49:58 AM
wedding crashers.  I 'm sorry world I haven't yet seen wedding crashers.  it doesn't mean I'm a communist


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on November 26, 2008, 11:11:02 AM
Well I've seen Dr. Strangelove.. but not The Big Llebowski AFAIK.  Then again I haven't seen a LOT of flicks.  OTOH

[Clinton Mode On]
It depends on what your definition of "seen" is.
[/Clonton Mode Off]

I've seen portions or extracts from one or two of the SAW movies but have never actually sat down to watch one from beginning to end, nor do I have any intention of ever doing so.

I have never really watched AMERICAN PIE, though I did record it off satellite once and scanned through it on FF just for the heck of it.  Looked dull and boring.  (And I've never seen ANY of the sequels.)

Don't think I ever watched DiCaprio's TITANIC (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) or any of the new FANTASTIC FOUR movies properly from begining to end either.

I've never sat down to watch LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE, depite the fact it seemed to come on ad nauseum on satellite not that long ago.

Haven't watched 300 from beginning to end, though I have seen a goodly portion of it when it aired on Satellite.  I note this because I have it on DVD and it's still in the shrink wrap.

I also have yet to see MEET THE SPARTANS.

I haven't seen STARLOST, but then again it never aired anywhere I lived.  Though I understand the series has been released to DVD.

Speaking of TV series I've never seen. . . LOGAN'S RUN.  Never saw it.  Read lots about this series though.

I've never seen VAMPIRE CIRCUS.  But that's only because it seems to be interdicted from release to R1 DVD.

I've also never seen UNDERDOG, MAX PAYNE, any of those HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL flicks, MARK OF THE DEVIL 2, FLAVIA THE HERETIC, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, CALIGULA: THE UNTOLD STORY (properly framed and uncut), any of TYLER PERRY'S movies, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, ORGAZMO, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, FRED CLAUS, DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN, either of the THE INCREDIBLE HULK movies (though I have the 1st one on DVD), IRON MAN, GET SMART, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, SPEED RACER, DADDY DAYCARE, JINGLE ALL THE WAY, or MESSALINA, MESSALINA et al.

Actually if it's a Hollywood movie, especially anything supposed to be remotely romatic or comedic or dripping with sacchrine sentiment and charm, and it's come out in the past 3 to 5 years, just assume I haven't seen it.   :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: The Burgomaster on November 26, 2008, 11:38:26 AM
I have seen DR. STRANGELOVE several times, but I've never seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

Although I try very had to watch a good balance of classics, bad movies, and mainstream hokum, I am embarrassed to say I have never seen DOUBLE INDEMNITY, PATHS OF GLORY, AMADEUS, 8 1/2, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, and many, many others.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 26, 2008, 11:39:37 AM
paths of glory is on tcm from time to time.  a similar one is "the hill" starring sean connery  both are very good anti war type movies


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ER on November 26, 2008, 01:26:46 PM
Casablanca


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Jim H on November 26, 2008, 01:41:56 PM
wedding crashers.  I 'm sorry world I haven't yet seen wedding crashers.  it doesn't mean I'm a communist

Good.  It's truly awful.

I've met a few people recently at college who are film students and haven't seen Star Wars.  Yeah, that's probably the most amazing one to me.

Myself, considering stereotypes of film students, it's probably the most amazing that I haven't seen Full Metal Jacket.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 26, 2008, 01:57:03 PM
I have never seen any of the Harry Potter films or any of the recent Spiderman films and I intend to keep it that way.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 26, 2008, 03:04:21 PM
I've never seen ROBOT MONSTER or THE ROAD WARRIOR.

And like several others here, I've never seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI---maybe we should form a support group?

All of us here have some gaps in our film education, but at least we generally know the films we have yet to see that are highly regarded.

Toyman's original question, though, was " what films do you often find [other] people to be unfamiliar with?"  My answer would be, "almost anything interesting."  Whenever I'm in a conversation with a random group of people and the subject of movies comes up, almost no one is familiar with anything except mainstream Hollywood movies released in the past 10-20 years.  Silent films?  No one would recognize the names NOSFERATU or THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI.  Foreign films?  What's a LA DOLCE VITA?  No idea what "film noir" is, couldn't name an example if you stuck a gun to their head.  If it was filmed in black and white or has subtitles, it's not really a movie to most people.   

It's rare to randomly run across anyone who's interested in seeing anything remotely outside of the mainstream, so if I'm ever at a party and I hear someone mention THE THIEF, THE COOK, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER, to take a real life example, I'll immediately start a conversation with that person that will last at least 15 minutes, with both of us going back and forth asking "have you seen this one?"


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 26, 2008, 04:48:27 PM
Casablanca
You haven't seen CASABLANCA?  Well, someday yer in for a treat!  Is it corny?  Hmmm, I don't react that way to it, but I suppose it is.  Doesn't matter; fantastic cast, great dialogue, wonderful acting... damned fine film. 

I haven't seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI either, and I like COEN BROTHERS movies.  There are so many films I haven't seen, but I will mention the latest CASINO ROYALE which I own on dvd...


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on November 26, 2008, 06:18:40 PM
I have never seen any of the Harry Potter films or any of the recent Spiderman films and I intend to keep it that way.

Word. . .


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on November 26, 2008, 07:10:59 PM
All of us here have some gaps in our film education, but at least we generally know the films we have yet to see that are highly regarded.

Toyman's original question, though, was " what films do you often find [other] people to be unfamiliar with?"  My answer would be, "almost anything interesting."

I suppose we did sort of derail from the central question.  So, to make amends to ToyMan. . .

It always astounds me how few people seem to be aware of Italian spaghetti space operas, but especially PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES.  I've had numerous conversations with fans of the ALIEN franchise over the years who, in their innocent ignorace, have said some pretty mean and nasty things when you try to point out the similarities.  Yet, and this one probably is just as equally amazing I am sure, I've never seen XTRO.  Which seems to be one of the movies most point to as being similar to ALIEN.

I'm also astounded by how few people are aware of the influence FORBIDDEN PLANET had on STAR TREK, but not nearly as surprised by the numerous people I've encountered over the years oblivious to the fact STAR TREK spawned any movies.  What's even funnier is the startlement some have displayed when informed it's actually more than ONE movie.

Then again it surprises me how few people seem interested in genre fare, unless of course it's horror.  Horror is chic.  Then again it never ceases to amaze me just how totally ignorant people working in retail outlets with large DVD sections are.  And it's not just obscure movies they are ignorant of either!

I've gotten glassy eyed stares in stores when asking about the Trinity and Django westerns.  Okay, fair enough.  But one aisle walker thought I was pulling his leg when I asked if they carried FLESH GORDON MEETS THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS* and, after explaining to him what it was a sequel of, told me the store probably didn't carry anything like that to which I asked him if they carried CALIGULA, and yes I had to explain what that was to him too, to which he told me definitely he thought they did not carry it; then I walked him to where CALIGULA was on the shelf and then promptly walked out the store.

It's not the lack of knowledge of the store merchandise that floored me.  It was just the lack of general knowledge about movies.  How do you not know about CALIGULA?  I see this ignorance all the time, and usually in younger employees.  If it's not the latest Guitar God(tm) game they don't know anything about it.  It's appaling.


(*) I've had similar experiences while looking for THE WARRIOR AND THE SORCERESS, HUNDRA, the 'X' rated ALICE IN WONDERLAND musical, et al.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doc Daneeka on November 26, 2008, 07:52:22 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!! :buggedout: INDIANA SMITH TO THE RESCUE, DEFEAT THE TOYMAN!!!

Oh man there's a lot I haven't seen; Annie Hall, Platoon, The Vanishing, The Exorcist, Goodfellas, Smokey and the Bandit, Schindler's List, Top Gun... That being said I am a huge film geek within my school, yet in the grande scheme of things I'm a pretty weak case :P


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: JaseSF on November 26, 2008, 08:11:06 PM
I've yet to see any of The Godfather films. In fact, I've missed most of the gangster genre entirely.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Ash on November 26, 2008, 08:21:11 PM
I've seen The Big Lebowski and remember being bored out of my mind.
When I tell people that I didn't care for it, they get all worked up like it's the best movie ever made.   :lookingup:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Raffine on November 26, 2008, 08:25:49 PM
I have never seen a Sylvester Stallone movie.

It started out years ago with missing all those ROCKY and RAMBO movies when they were released and now it is something of a personal challenge.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: raj on November 26, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
I've never seen The Big Lebowski either.

Nor have I seen Rocky (any version) or Rambo (any version).

And I have not seen Jaws (any version).

I have, however, on HBO, seen Get Crazy many times.  And why isn't that movie out on dvd?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Jack on November 27, 2008, 09:14:56 AM
Never seen the Big Lebowski either.  Most of the people I know have no knowledge of movies outside of what Hollywood has released in the last ten years or so.  My wife has some strange phobia about anything in black and white.  She must have seen something really boring once, and now assumes that anything B&W is the same. 

There's plenty of stuff I haven't seen - the Godfather movies, Schindler's list, Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption, Taxi Driver, any of the Kill Bill and Saw movies.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on November 27, 2008, 09:17:34 AM
I have never seen a Sylvester Stallone movie.

It started out years ago with missing all those ROCKY and RAMBO movies when they were released and now it is something of a personal challenge.

This makes me very sad  :bluesad:. I've met quite a few people a year or two younger than me recently, who have never even heard of Rambo! I showed one guy I knew First Blood and he didn't stop talking about it for a whole week, bought the whole series after that.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Javakoala on November 27, 2008, 11:09:42 AM
I have never seen a Sylvester Stallone movie.

It started out years ago with missing all those ROCKY and RAMBO movies when they were released and now it is something of a personal challenge.

This makes me very sad  :bluesad:. I've met quite a few people a year or two younger than me recently, who have never even heard of Rambo! I showed one guy I knew First Blood and he didn't stop talking about it for a whole week, bought the whole series after that.

While the RAMBO movies have lots of great explosions, the first one was the best as far as character and story.  However, I feel the world was dealt two tragic blows with that movie:  They let Stallone try to emote which resulted in a scene that left me wishing the theater had close-captioning AND that they didn't end the movie like the novel it was based on which would have saved a LOT of stereotypical bad guys.

But that's just my opinion.  People think I'm weird for being excited to watch "Blood Freak" on Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: indianasmith on November 27, 2008, 11:35:21 AM
I'm still amazed how many people on a BAD MOVIE Forum have never watched the worst movie I've ever seen -


NINJA BACHELOR PARTY!!!!!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Mr. DS on November 27, 2008, 11:54:39 AM
Many many of the "classics", or at least what AFI calls "classics".  Such as;
Citizen Kane
Gone With The Wind
Casablanca
Lawrence Of Arabia

Drama kind of bores me, what can I say? On a more surprising note, I avoid the 80s brat pack movies like the plague.  Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Say Anything, etc.  Since I am a child of the 80s you'd figure I'd like those but nope. 

I watched mostly slapstick comedy, sci fi and horror films growing up.  However there are several films in those genres I haven't seen in their entirety which usually gets me the OMG treatment.  For example, I never have watched Halloween all the way through.  There are others but for now I'll keep my nerd street-cred somewhat intact.  :teddyr:

Another group of films I haven't seen everything from is Disney.  Stuff like Peter Pan, Lady And The Tramp, Bambi, 101 Dalmations, etc. 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 27, 2008, 01:02:20 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!! :buggedout: INDIANA SMITH TO THE RESCUE, DEFEAT THE TOYMAN!!!


I've seen The Big Lebowski.

As for movies I haven't seen that many people say I should:
Casablanca
All Indiana Jones Flicks
All James Bond Flicks
Star Wars- The Original Trilogy
Raising Arizona
Schindler's List


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: JaseSF on November 27, 2008, 02:51:38 PM
Some old conversations I've had:

No really there was a movie in 1951 called The Thing too. It's actually quite good.

The original Planet of the Apes is actually a really thrilling movie even if Burton's remake was a piece of crud.

Black and white films are not all boring. In fact, there's tonnes of absolute fantastic black and white film out there...especially in the horror, sci-fi, mystery, thriller and film noir genres. Look for names like Hitchcock, Welles, Wise, Lewton, Hawks, Whale in particular. And that's just for starters. In fact, black and white in some ways with its use of shadows is actually more effective in the above genres.

But generally I agree that most people only seem to recognize the latest films or the latest popular trend.  Many have never seen any of the great comedies of the past from the likes of Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, The Marx Brothers, Hope and Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and are definitely missing out there in a lot of ways. Heck some don't even know about the popular comedies from the 80s and 90s nowadays.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: zombie #1 on November 27, 2008, 04:02:28 PM
I have never seen any of the Harry Potter films or any of the recent Spiderman films and I intend to keep it that way.

Word. . .
+1

not seen any of the re-hashes star wars movies either...


I've seen The Big Lebowski and remember being bored out of my mind.
When I tell people that I didn't care for it, they get all worked up like it's the best movie ever made.   :lookingup:

the first 2 or even 3 times I attempted to watch big lebowski I didn't make it even half way through, got bored, thought the film was a mess, but  watched it again about a year ago and got mesmerised by it, and now think it is one of the best, funniest films I've seen.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Ash on November 27, 2008, 06:59:21 PM
Several people have mentioned that they've never seen Schindler's List.
I cannot recommend it enough.  It is an extremely powerful experience that you will not forget.
I just picked it up on DVD a few weeks ago.  It is a tearjerker...especially at the end.  It has brought tears to my eyes every time I've seen it and has done so to many, many others.
I'm not asking you to watch this film immediately, but it is one you should watch at least once before you die.

Watch this short review by Siskel & Ebert.  It's about 7 minutes long and they give a little bit more insight on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovi2-jBxWf0



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: BeyondTheGrave on November 27, 2008, 10:55:53 PM
I never seen most of those "Flavor of the month" (or year) like Broke Back Mountain or Passion Of The Christ.  The ones that everyone talks about for a couple of months and people tell you your crazy for not seeing it but forgets in about a year.

Off the top of my head never seen Beautiful Mind and other vote for Schindler's List ,The Big Lebowski and Citizen Kane.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on November 28, 2008, 01:58:35 PM
The Big Lebowski is one of those movies that I could tell by knowing the people that LIKED it, that I WOULDN'T.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WingedSerpent on November 28, 2008, 04:07:00 PM
I've never seen The Big Lebowski or Resevor Dogs.  The sad thing is both DVDs are sitting on my shelf.  For some reason once I bought them, I lost the urge to see them.

Well, I still might watch The Big Leboski one day. 

Still haven't seen any of The Godfather movies, or Scareface. 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: zombie #1 on November 28, 2008, 04:10:17 PM
The Big Lebowski is one of those movies that I could tell by knowing the people that LIKED it, that I WOULDN'T.

you gotta stick with it man I thought the same thing!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 28, 2008, 05:58:26 PM

Black and white films are not all boring. In fact, there's tonnes of absolute fantastic black and white film out there...especially in the horror, sci-fi, mystery, thriller and film noir genres. Look for names like Hitchcock, Welles, Wise, Lewton, Hawks, Whale in particular. And that's just for starters. In fact, black and white in some ways with its use of shadows is actually more effective in the above genres.


This brings to mind something I've noticed about mainstream film "fans"... they pay attention to actors, not directors.  Most don't bother to notice the director of the film they either liked or hated, but give the credit or the blame to the stars.  It's much more likely that if you liked STAR WARS, you'll like other movies directed by George Lucas rather than other movies starring Mark Hamil, but people aren't in the habit of thinking that way.

People always assume I've seen THE MATRIX.  I'd like to see it someday, but it's WAY down on my list; there are so many other movies I'd like to get to first.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 29, 2008, 09:15:16 AM

Black and white films are not all boring. In fact, there's tonnes of absolute fantastic black and white film out there...especially in the horror, sci-fi, mystery, thriller and film noir genres. Look for names like Hitchcock, Welles, Wise, Lewton, Hawks, Whale in particular. And that's just for starters. In fact, black and white in some ways with its use of shadows is actually more effective in the above genres.



People always assume I've seen THE MATRIX.  I'd like to see it someday, but it's WAY down on my list; there are so many other movies I'd like to get to first.
Don't bother with the Matrix.  God-awful.

I've never seen The Big Lebowski or Resevor Dogs.  The sad thing is both DVDs are sitting on my shelf.  For some reason once I bought them, I lost the urge to see them.

Well, I still might watch The Big Leboski one day. 

Still haven't seen any of The Godfather movies, or Scareface. 
Do yourself a favor and see Reservoir Dogs.  If anything, for the performances by Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth in particular.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Derf on November 29, 2008, 09:31:27 AM
Well, I've seen Citizen Kane, and I found it heavy handed in its symbolism, and mostly boring. Add me to the list of those who've never seen Lebowski. I am a little surprised at the occasional backlash on this board against the original Star Wars trilogy. They have become way overhyped, but they are still fun movies.

I live around people who (mostly) only want to see the latest blockbusters. They are constantly amazed when they find out I haven't seen {fill in the blank with almost any movie made in the last five years}. I'm always amazed when they dismiss movies like Casablanca or Bringing Up Baby as just boring, old B&W films. I try to stay relatively open to any genre of movie, because a good story is a good story, but I've run into any number of people who dismiss a movie (no matter how critically acclaimed or well reviewed) just because it is "old" or "not realistic" or even "overhyped" or "too popular." Some movies that have become massively popular are actually quite good; some are absolute rubbish. Some sci-fi or fantasy movies tell outstanding stories that are worth watching even if sci-fi isn't your thing.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 29, 2008, 02:54:51 PM
 isaw this philipino movie rcently called "super noypi"  that ripped of lara croft, spy kids, and x men and I knew it though i 'd never actually seen any of those


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on November 30, 2008, 03:17:31 AM
it's unfortunate that so many of you guys seem to be anti-lebowski. if you've seen raising arizona, or fargo, and enjoyed it, you might just like it. i mean, be honest with yourself- if you were watching it, and you found yourself enjoying it, would you let yourself dig it, or keep fronting?

i can see how some people might be sour on it, though. nearly a decade ago, friends of mine kept raving on and on about dead alive (aka: brain dead), and if they'd just mentioned it once i might have been keen on it, but every time they went on about it again, i got less interested in the film. five years later, i watched it, and guess what? i should have watched it when they were telling me to, because i really dug it.

sometimes you are the only person keeping yourself from finding your next favorite film.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Javakoala on November 30, 2008, 02:29:29 PM
"Slaughter House Five" is one that kind of blows my mind that science fiction/art film/off-beat fans haven't seen. Most people say, "I don't like horror movies" when I mention the title.  I have to count to five to keep from backhanding them and then attempt to explain it isn't horror.  Then they shrug and say, "It doesn't sound interesting. Ooh, have you seen 'Hancock'?" At that point, I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry or vomit.

Okay, yeah, I'm a bit of a snob.

But "Hancock"?  jesus........


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Eyesore on November 30, 2008, 09:38:01 PM
Never have seen E.T., Titanic, or The English Patient. I fast forwarded through The Passion of The Christ so I could check out the creepy Satan and infant scene for a prop I built. The same is true for 99% of main stream movies (except oddly, I loved Hellboy).

I didn't see Wizard of Oz until I was 35, sheesh that was a trippy movie!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on November 30, 2008, 09:46:06 PM
My wife has some strange phobia about anything in black and white.  She must have seen something really boring once, and now assumes that anything B&W is the same. 

While she probably wouldn't go for the old B&W westerns or war movies I'd recommend she try THE SCARLET PIMPERNELL or CYRANO DE BERGERAC.  Classics.

Also anything by Cecil B. Demille should be good as should the old Laurel & Hardy, Abbot & Costello, or Dean & Martin movies.  Actually I think both starred in B&W features after their split and some of those were decent.  For unintentional humor there's always the FLASH GORDON or BUCK ROGERS serials.  Or how about B&W AND silent.  The two that come immediately to mind are NOSFERATU and METROPOLIS.




Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on November 30, 2008, 09:53:25 PM
"Slaughter House Five" is one that kind of blows my mind that science fiction/art film/off-beat fans haven't seen.

Believe it or not this was on a local PBS station in the mid 80s.  Never really knew what it was but because of it I spent a good few months researching what the peplum was the guy was watching.  Can you imagine the blank and confused stares when I tried to explain the scene then, on top of that, tried to explain the movie I saw it in?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 01, 2008, 09:29:42 AM
Never have seen E.T., Titanic, or The English Patient. I fast forwarded through The Passion of The Christ so I could check out the creepy Satan and infant scene for a prop I built. The same is true for 99% of main stream movies (except oddly, I loved Hellboy).

I didn't see Wizard of Oz until I was 35, sheesh that was a trippy movie!
Wizard of Oz is great, for what is essentially a bomb.  From what I heard, it didn't fare to well back then financially, but it's since become a classic.  And really, why wouldn't it be a classic?  Flying monkeys, midgets in bright costumes singing to each other, gay lions, and Ray Bolger doing a great Scarecrow.  Good movie.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: frank on December 01, 2008, 10:25:53 AM
Well I've seen Dr. Strangelove.. but not The Big Llebowski AFAIK.  Then again I haven't seen a LOT of flicks.  OTOH

[Clinton Mode On]
It depends on what your definition of "seen" is.
[/Clonton Mode Off]

I've seen portions or extracts from one or two of the SAW movies but have never actually sat down to watch one from beginning to end, nor do I have any intention of ever doing so.

I have never really watched AMERICAN PIE, though I did record it off satellite once and scanned through it on FF just for the heck of it.  Looked dull and boring.  (And I've never seen ANY of the sequels.)

Don't think I ever watched DiCaprio's TITANIC (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) or any of the new FANTASTIC FOUR movies properly from begining to end either.

I've never sat down to watch LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE, depite the fact it seemed to come on ad nauseum on satellite not that long ago.

Haven't watched 300 from beginning to end, though I have seen a goodly portion of it when it aired on Satellite.  I note this because I have it on DVD and it's still in the shrink wrap.

I also have yet to see MEET THE SPARTANS.

I haven't seen STARLOST, but then again it never aired anywhere I lived.  Though I understand the series has been released to DVD.

Speaking of TV series I've never seen. . . LOGAN'S RUN.  Never saw it.  Read lots about this series though.

I've never seen VAMPIRE CIRCUS.  But that's only because it seems to be interdicted from release to R1 DVD.

I've also never seen UNDERDOG, MAX PAYNE, any of those HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL flicks, MARK OF THE DEVIL 2, FLAVIA THE HERETIC, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, CALIGULA: THE UNTOLD STORY (properly framed and uncut), any of TYLER PERRY'S movies, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, ORGAZMO, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, FRED CLAUS, DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN, either of the THE INCREDIBLE HULK movies (though I have the 1st one on DVD), IRON MAN, GET SMART, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, SPEED RACER, DADDY DAYCARE, JINGLE ALL THE WAY, or MESSALINA, MESSALINA et al.

Actually if it's a Hollywood movie, especially anything supposed to be remotely romatic or comedic or dripping with sacchrine sentiment and charm, and it's come out in the past 3 to 5 years, just assume I haven't seen it.   :wink:


Astonishing! I've seen The Big Lebowski and it's one of my favorites ever since, but I also haven't seen any of the others you mention...




Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 01, 2008, 11:13:22 AM
Well I've seen Dr. Strangelove.. but not The Big Llebowski AFAIK.  Then again I haven't seen a LOT of flicks.  OTOH

[Clinton Mode On]
It depends on what your definition of "seen" is.
[/Clonton Mode Off]

I've seen portions or extracts from one or two of the SAW movies but have never actually sat down to watch one from beginning to end, nor do I have any intention of ever doing so.

I have never really watched AMERICAN PIE, though I did record it off satellite once and scanned through it on FF just for the heck of it.  Looked dull and boring.  (And I've never seen ANY of the sequels.)

Don't think I ever watched DiCaprio's TITANIC (that's my story and I'm sticking to it) or any of the new FANTASTIC FOUR movies properly from begining to end either.

I've never sat down to watch LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE, depite the fact it seemed to come on ad nauseum on satellite not that long ago.

Haven't watched 300 from beginning to end, though I have seen a goodly portion of it when it aired on Satellite.  I note this because I have it on DVD and it's still in the shrink wrap.

I also have yet to see MEET THE SPARTANS.

I haven't seen STARLOST, but then again it never aired anywhere I lived.  Though I understand the series has been released to DVD.

Speaking of TV series I've never seen. . . LOGAN'S RUN.  Never saw it.  Read lots about this series though.

I've never seen VAMPIRE CIRCUS.  But that's only because it seems to be interdicted from release to R1 DVD.

I've also never seen UNDERDOG, MAX PAYNE, any of those HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL flicks, MARK OF THE DEVIL 2, FLAVIA THE HERETIC, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, CALIGULA: THE UNTOLD STORY (properly framed and uncut), any of TYLER PERRY'S movies, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, ORGAZMO, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, FRED CLAUS, DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN, either of the THE INCREDIBLE HULK movies (though I have the 1st one on DVD), IRON MAN, GET SMART, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, SPEED RACER, DADDY DAYCARE, JINGLE ALL THE WAY, or MESSALINA, MESSALINA et al.

Actually if it's a Hollywood movie, especially anything supposed to be remotely romatic or comedic or dripping with sacchrine sentiment and charm, and it's come out in the past 3 to 5 years, just assume I haven't seen it.   :wink:


Astonishing! I've seen The Big Lebowski and it's one of my favorites ever since, but I also haven't seen any of the others you mention...

Well I suppose I have to amend the above statement as I watched part of FANTASTIC FOUR and part of X-Men 2 on some commercial cable channel recently.  There was just nothing else on and, well, O-M-G!  Where's the :stinkyface: smiley?

I used to read the X-men comics.  :bluesad:

As for some of the one's mentioned above. .

MEET THE SPARTANS is one of those Hollywood assembly line spoofs like NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE or, what was it called, Superhero Movie?  Anyway it's spoofing 300.

STARLOST was Canadian TV's answer to STAR TREK.  It's supposed to be a really bad, which means I really want to see it.   :teddyr:

And VAMPIRE CIRCUS is a Hammer horror about vampire's and a circus.  It, like TWINS OF EVIL, has had no R1 DVD release.

MARK OF THE DEVIL 2 was supposedly Hoven's attempt to redo MARK OF THE DEVIL the way he intended.  (IIRC he got booted off the project or something.)

MESSALINA, MESSALINA is worth seeing because it stars two of the same wouldbe Penthouse starlets that appear in Tinto Brass/Guccione's epic mess CALIGULA.  It was a exploitationer shot on the sly on some of the same sets and, this is the best part, actually was released to theaters BEFORE Caligula.  Then again most of the Caligula knock-offs manages to make it to theaters before Guccione's Caligula debacle so that isn't really saying much.

Speaking of which CALIGULA: THE UNTOLD STORY is an Joe D'Amato sleaze fest starring Laura Gemser, so that right there makes it a must see.   :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on December 01, 2008, 12:31:00 PM
STARLOST was Canadian TV's answer to STAR TREK.  It's supposed to be a really bad, which means I really want to see it.   :teddyr:

I think that's the one that was Harlan Ellison's pet project originally, but it got completely revamped in the process of being produced (gee, I'll bet that never happens) and he was pretty disgusted with the final project.

Not coincidentally, people's favorite episodes from the original Star Trek are often the ones that Ellison wrote.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: peter johnson on December 01, 2008, 01:28:58 PM
There really is no reason not to see the Harry Potter films -- yes, they truncate the books (No Peeves, for example, wherein they really should have cast Bob Hoskins -- a perfect Peeves!!), but given their length, that was a necessity.  They all work quite well for what they are:  Adaptations.  Same with the Spiderman films -- they can be enjoyable for what they are, as long as you're not expecting them to expound on the entire ouvre --

Everyone really should see Citizen Kane & Casablanca & Double Indemnity -- these are films that are still being stolen from by filmmakers today.

I have seen The Big Lebowski.  I enjoyed it, but not as much as Barton Fink or O Brother, Where Art Thou?  I guess you have to be in the mood.

Okay, confession time:  Even though I consider myself a film afficionado, I still have never seen The Bicycle Thief or Open City or Battle of Algiers.  Other things always seem to keep coming up.  Even though I say Ingmar Bergman is my favorite director, I didn't see Hour of The Wolf until a few weeks ago.  I have also never seen Wedding March, even though I pride myself in the number of silent films I own and have seen.  Wedding March is called by some critics the best silent film ever made, period.  And I still haven't seen it & still call myself a silent film buff.  I am a fraud . . .

Slaughterhouse Five is one of those rare films that I find even better than the book.  One of the best films ever made about World War 2, let alone a good science-fiction flick.  I trot it out to the VHS player at least twice a year.

To shock and bewilder some of the regulars on this board, I will also confess to never having seen Dead Alive. I only recently saw the Evil Dead trilogy -- I now know what an Ash is.

To post on this board and confess to never having seen Robot Monster is totally unacceptable.  Go watch that thing immediately & don't come back until you do!!  You ought to be milked . . .

I have a friend with somewhat different tastes in cinema -- he really loves Italian zombie movies, eg. -- so we are frequently saying to each other:  "WHAT?  You've never seen . . ..?", so I know the drill.

peter johnson/denny von sternberg


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WingedSerpent on December 01, 2008, 04:30:40 PM
I've never seen Shaun of the Dead in its entirety.  I've only seen bits an pieces.  When it was on tv it was one of those movies that was only on when I was either doing something else or about to go somewhere.

I did see Hot Fuzz by the same people, so one day I'll have to track it down.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 01, 2008, 07:28:03 PM

To shock and bewilder some of the regulars on this board, I will also confess to never having seen Dead Alive. I only recently saw the Evil Dead trilogy -- I now know what an Ash is.

To post on this board and confess to never having seen Robot Monster is totally unacceptable.  Go watch that thing immediately & don't come back until you do!!  You ought to be milked . . .

peter johnson/denny von sternberg

You talkin' to me, Mr. "I waited until I was in my fifties to see THE EVIL DEAD?" (P.S. I only saw the first two all the way through this past year, and I still haven't seen ARMY OF DARKNESS, but I am a decade younger than you!) 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: raj on December 01, 2008, 07:43:25 PM
it's unfortunate that so many of you guys seem to be anti-lebowski. if you've seen raising arizona, or fargo, and enjoyed it, you might just like it. i mean, be honest with yourself- if you were watching it, and you found yourself enjoying it, would you let yourself dig it, or keep fronting?
what? i should have watched it when they were telling me to, because i really dug it.


I just never got around to seeing Lebowski.  No hatred, just that I rarely go to the movies anymore, and don't have HBO/Skinemax/et al.,  Maybe at some point I'll watch it.  I have seen Fargo, but not Raising Arizona.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 01, 2008, 08:47:55 PM
I've never seen Shaun of the Dead in its entirety.  I've only seen bits an pieces.  When it was on tv it was one of those movies that was only on when I was either doing something else or about to go somewhere.

I did see Hot Fuzz by the same people, so one day I'll have to track it down.
While I liked Hot Fuzz, I gotta say, Shaun of The Dead is worlds better.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 03, 2008, 01:41:35 AM
i've gotta' say, even though i'm a huge zombie movie fan, i thought the parody in hot fuzz was much more articulate than it was in shaun of the dead.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 03, 2008, 07:59:16 AM
so, i was thinking- i was absolutely stunned to hear a lot of people saying that they'd never seen dr. strangelove and the big lebowski in recent threads, and i was wondering what movies everyone here often finds that others haven't seen.

for example, until a few days ago, my girlfriend had never seen fright night, and she still hasn't seen return of the living dead, and i was like "have you been living under a rock your whole life?", when on the other hand, i'd have to admit that i'd never watched the original halloween from start to finish up until a few weeks ago.

so, again, what films do you often find people to be unfamiliar with?


The Big Lebowski was one of those movie I hadn't seen for a long time that people were shocked about... until, recently when I finally got around to seeing it. I've wanted to see it for a long time, just never got 'round to it. I must say... it's good... but I don't see what the fuss is all about. I think it's just okay.




Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: asimpson2006 on December 03, 2008, 09:34:13 AM
I haven't Risky Business yet, some visitor to my house was shocked that I haven't seen it yet, but when I told him I was 23 he said he understood then.

I've never seen any of the Halloween movies which is on my list of things to do.
I've never seen Pulp Fiction either, but I have it in my Netflix queue to watch.
I haven't seen a lot of the AFI classics either, and I am working my way up to seeing it.  I haven't The Big Lebowski either yet, but I am not sure if I want to see it or not. I have yet to see any of the Harry Potter films and prefer not see them at all.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Flick James on December 03, 2008, 12:55:03 PM
I've never seen "Brazil," and yes, people tell me I'm an idiot because I haven't.  I don't know, for some reason it's never been urgent for me.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on December 03, 2008, 01:21:54 PM
I've never seen "Brazil," and yes, people tell me I'm an idiot because I haven't.  I don't know, for some reason it's never been urgent for me.

It's a decent movie, nothing too special IMO. I'm a true believe that there are VERY few "you have to see it" films, and Brazil isn't one of them.

i mean, be honest with yourself- if you were watching it, and you found yourself enjoying it, would you let yourself dig it, or keep fronting?

No offense Toyman, but this is what people say when they can't handle the idea someone doesn't share the same tastes as themselves. Really, what grown adult is going to ACT like they don't like something they really enjoy? If I ever do watch it, I will give it an honest try like I would any film, like any grown adult would. The fact is that it has only been reccomended to me by people that routinly reccomend garbage to me, and was scorned by people that have routinly given me film picks that I have enjoyed. That's not hate, it's prioritizing.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 03, 2008, 01:35:26 PM
Really, what grown adult is going to ACT like they don't like something they really enjoy?

answer: ZERO. however, "grown" adults are more rare than hen's teeth. plenty of people hate on stuff they secretly enjoy. ever heard of the phrase "guilty pleasure"? people aren't honest with themselves about what they enjoy for fear of being judged. think about all those guys who complain about the television shows their girlfriends watch, yet still know all the character names and all the storylines. if they really didn't like the shows, they'd go find something else to watch while she indulges.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 03, 2008, 02:31:27 PM
ghouck,

Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some shallow people who were, like, really into Woody Allen and stuff.  This was, like, way before he like lost his mind and married his adoptive daughter and stuff. They couldn't fathom how anyone (IE: me) didn't care about the man, his movies, or talking about the man and his movies.  Then again they also used the words "like" and "stuff" a lot when they talked, which was almost as irritating and annoying as watching a Woody Allen movie.   :wink:

So, like, don't sweat it man.  Just, you know, go with like the flow, and stuff, and don't worry about, like, you know, stuff that people say.

 :teddyr:



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 03, 2008, 02:32:02 PM
Really, what grown adult is going to ACT like they don't like something they really enjoy?

answer: ZERO. however, "grown" adults are more rare than hen's teeth. plenty of people hate on stuff they secretly enjoy. ever heard of the phrase "guilty pleasure"? people aren't honest with themselves about what they enjoy for fear of being judged. think about all those guys who complain about the television shows their girlfriends watch, yet still know all the character names and all the storylines. if they really didn't like the shows, they'd go find something else to watch while she indulges.



I hate that concept. "Guilty pleasure." I just don't get it. If there's a movie or show or song or whatever that brings you some kind of pleasure, celebrate it. Don't treat it like an embarrassment. Right?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on December 03, 2008, 02:43:08 PM

answer: ZERO. however, "grown" adults are more rare than hen's teeth.
Maybe in YOUR experience, not mine.

plenty of people hate on stuff they secretly enjoy. ever heard of the phrase "guilty pleasure"? people aren't honest with themselves about what they enjoy for fear of being judged.

That is not what that means. "Guilty Pleasure" is when you enjoy something that is bad for you or lacking social values.


think about all those guys who complain about the television shows their girlfriends watch, yet still know all the character names and all the storylines. if they really didn't like the shows, they'd go find something else to watch while she indulges.


First, "all those guys"? Sorry, never met one that I know of. Second, being familiar with something does not mean you like it. I know a little about the crap my wife watches, does that mean I really like it and won't admit it? If nothing else I know some of the names so I can make fun of them properly. Familiarity does not equal enjoyment. If watching somethin automatically means one LIKES it, , how can anyone DISLIKE any movie? I mean really, you're eithher seen it and liked it, or you've not seen it. .  :lookingup:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 03, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
I hate that concept. "Guilty pleasure." I just don't get it. If there's a movie or show or song or whatever that brings you some kind of pleasure, celebrate it. Don't treat it like an embarrassment. Right?

That all depends on the guilty pleasure.

Movies like SPACE THING, NUDE ON THE MOON, KEKKO KAMEN, SS GIRLS, MARK OF THE DEVIL, ILSA: THE WICKED WARDEN, LA BETE (THE BEAST), WHAM BAM THANK YOU SPACE MAN, BEAST IN SPACE, NUDE FOR SATAN, &tc might be a wee bit much for the average person.  Not to mention a bit embaressing to explain.  :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 03, 2008, 04:06:42 PM
plenty of people hate on stuff they secretly enjoy. ever heard of the phrase "guilty pleasure"? people aren't honest with themselves about what they enjoy for fear of being judged.

That is not what that means. "Guilty Pleasure" is when you enjoy something that is bad for you or lacking social values.

i'm sorry, did i just hear something? it sounded like a nit being picked.

seriously, dude. methinks you doth protest too much.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on December 03, 2008, 06:24:59 PM
ghouck,

Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some shallow people who were, like, really into Woody Allen and stuff.  This was, like, way before he like lost his mind and married his adoptive daughter and stuff. They couldn't fathom how anyone (IE: me) didn't care about the man, his movies, or talking about the man and his movies.  Then again they also used the words "like" and "stuff" a lot when they talked, which was almost as irritating and annoying as watching a Woody Allen movie.   :wink:

So, like, don't sweat it man.  Just, you know, go with like the flow, and stuff, and don't worry about, like, you know, stuff that people say.

 :teddyr:



Um, did you just say that anyone who ever liked a Woody Allen movie is shallow and stupid?

He was funny back in the early days. Not saying everybody has to have the same taste in humor, but if I'm one of those people who happened to like "Bananas", "Take the Money and Run", "Play it Again, Sam", "Sleeper" or "Annie Hall" I think I object to being told that makes me shallow.

Of course Allen himself made much the same accusation. We went to see one of his artsy, un-funny films, "Stardust Memories" when that first came out. A repeating line in that movie was "I liked your earlier, funny stuff", and he was obviously making fun of anybody who ever said that to him. So sue me. I liked his earlier, funny stuff.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 03, 2008, 09:08:22 PM
I've never seen the movie Blade Runner.

My mother never saw A Christmas Story, the one that gets rerun for 24 straight hours every Christmas.  I promptly yelled at her for it.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 03, 2008, 10:32:10 PM
well, happy, now's a good time. the 2 disc edition of blade runner that came out last year was excellent.

similar to your mom not having seen a christmas story, a co-worker of mine recently admitted that she'd never seen the goonies. we were all shocked.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on December 03, 2008, 11:29:31 PM
My mother never saw A Christmas Story, the one that gets rerun for 24 straight hours every Christmas.  I promptly yelled at her for it.

Must be a generational thing. My kid made me watch it last Christmas, when I admitted that I'd not only never seen it, I'd never heard of it.

Don't feel like I was missing anything.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on December 03, 2008, 11:43:06 PM

i'm sorry, did i just hear something? it sounded like a nit being picked.

seriously, dude. methinks you doth protest too much.

No, there's a huge difference between the two. You complain that I protest? Who twisted your arm and made you respond?

Sorry you got all offended by someone that doesn't share your love for a movie, but you implied dishonesty on the part of people that don't agree with you. What more did you expect?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 04, 2008, 09:18:13 AM
My mother never saw A Christmas Story, the one that gets rerun for 24 straight hours every Christmas.  I promptly yelled at her for it.

Must be a generational thing. My kid made me watch it last Christmas, when I admitted that I'd not only never seen it, I'd never heard of it.

Don't feel like I was missing anything.

You didn't like it?

While I like the movie, I think it being aired for 24 straight hours is a bit excessive.

well, happy, now's a good time. the 2 disc edition of blade runner that came out last year was excellent.

similar to your mom not having seen a christmas story, a co-worker of mine recently admitted that she'd never seen the goonies. we were all shocked.
Thing is, I'm not really a Harrison Ford fan.  At all.  I hear good things about the movie though.  Don't know if I'd buy the dvd, but if I could rent it, maybe.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on December 04, 2008, 12:06:44 PM
My mother never saw A Christmas Story, the one that gets rerun for 24 straight hours every Christmas.  I promptly yelled at her for it.

Must be a generational thing. My kid made me watch it last Christmas, when I admitted that I'd not only never seen it, I'd never heard of it.

Don't feel like I was missing anything.

You didn't like it?


Not especially, to tell the truth. I felt like I was watching a sitcom past its prime, mugging and lame attempts at humor replacing actual jokes or originality.

But one thing I've learned in online newsgroups, people get really defensive about their sense of humor (see my above bristling about Woody Allen), so I'm not going to argue with you about whether it is or isn't an entertaining movie.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: peter johnson on December 04, 2008, 01:06:03 PM
Dang!!

Taste be a funny old thing, wot? 

I love love LOVE "Stardust Memories", it being the one time Allen left ol' Bergman alone, and went after Fellini -- maybe if you're a fan of "La Strada" or "La Dolce Vita" or "8 1/2" you can enjoy "Stardust Memories" more -- I dunno --

I enjoy Woody Allen, and find his attempts to become a Serious Film-maker to be laudable, even when they fail.  I certainly enjoy all the early ones schmedrick mentions, but I also like things like "Cassandra's Dream" and "Zelig" and even "Shadows and Fog" --

Seriously, I wish people who've given up on Woody Allen would at least look at "Cassandra's Dream"  -- his most recent film -- when it comes to the dollar-rental store.  Very tragic small Irish film that I believe would've done better had Allen's name not been on it.

I also find I like "A Christmas Story" the more times I see it, so I think this is a film to see more than once, like "It's a Wonderful Life" -- yes, it has that cheap sit-com veneer over it, but there are actually nuances that reveal themselves over repeated viewings.  In many ways it evokes David Sedaris, and I don't just mean the nasty elves --

Back to confessions:  I have never seen a Godzilla vs. Gamera movie, and I own 2 of them!  2 VHS presents from a year ago, and there they still sit . . . I can see the fanged turtle on the cover . . . when will the shoe fall? . ..

peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 04, 2008, 03:41:58 PM
I wish people who've given up on Woody Allen would at least look at "Cassandra's Dream"  -- his most recent film...

actually, i think vicky cristina barcelona was his most recent film.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: peter johnson on December 04, 2008, 05:25:12 PM
Yes, you're right -- 'haven't seen it --


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 04, 2008, 06:17:14 PM

similar to your mom not having seen a christmas story, a co-worker of mine recently admitted that she'd never seen the goonies. we were all shocked.

I've never seen THE GOONIES.  Frankly, I'm shocked that anyone would be shocked someone hadn't seen it.  It came out when I was 17, so it wasn't exactly a "cool" movie among my peer group.  Maybe it's only surprising if someone in a specific age range has never seen it?   


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: peter johnson on December 04, 2008, 06:31:07 PM
Reverent, I think the implication is that at one time everyone would rush out and see ANY Speilberg movie simply because he was in vogue -- Even I ended up seeing The Goonies as a young adult in my 20's or 30's -- whenever it came out -- because I was hypnotized by the Speilberg ouvre, as were so many around me.  And at least as many who professed to rabidly hate him, but went to all his films anyway to feed that hatred.  These days I'm more about Michael Donough.

peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ToyMan on December 04, 2008, 07:03:38 PM
I've never seen THE GOONIES.  Frankly, I'm shocked that anyone would be shocked someone hadn't seen it.  It came out when I was 17, so it wasn't exactly a "cool" movie among my peer group.  Maybe it's only surprising if someone in a specific age range has never seen it?   

good point, exactly. to me, it's a bit unusual for someone between 25 and 35 to have not seen the goonies, but as we're learning here, everyone has different spheres of interest, so some things are bound to slip past people.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 04, 2008, 09:22:08 PM
My mother never saw A Christmas Story, the one that gets rerun for 24 straight hours every Christmas.  I promptly yelled at her for it.

Must be a generational thing. My kid made me watch it last Christmas, when I admitted that I'd not only never seen it, I'd never heard of it.

Don't feel like I was missing anything.

You didn't like it?


Not especially, to tell the truth. I felt like I was watching a sitcom past its prime, mugging and lame attempts at humor replacing actual jokes or originality.

But one thing I've learned in online newsgroups, people get really defensive about their sense of humor (see my above bristling about Woody Allen), so I'm not going to argue with you about whether it is or isn't an entertaining movie.

I can see why people may not like it.  Funny thing is, I hate sitcoms, but loved the movie.

I liked it, but am not one of those who'd sit there and bark about why a person should like something or not, just cause I like it.  Different strokes to move the world, so to speak. :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on December 04, 2008, 10:50:32 PM
I have never seen...
 The BIG LEBOWSKI...(if Rolling Stone Mag endorses it...I don't wanna see it either!)
 GONE WITH THE WIND
 TITANIC
 the GODFATHER
 ROCKY (any of them)
 Any Harry Potter movie,PIRATES of the CARIBEAN movie,STAR  WARS beyond the first one,LOTR movies, SPIDERMAN movies (except the TV pilot one!), CITIZAN KANE, any Bond movie beyond past the Roger Moore era, most chick fliks,any SAW movie beyond the first (which I hated), any of the new horror "remakes" (except Rob Zombies HALLOWEEN,the HILLS HAVE EYES...both which I enjoyed...!) ,and a whole lotta stuff I can't think of right now!
The only Rambo movie I ever saw was FIRST BLOOD.

the movie I REALLY want to see....? I'm ashamed to say...I have never seen  MAD LOVE with Peter Lorre. DAM! I WANT to see that one!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Allhallowsday on December 04, 2008, 11:25:11 PM
...I didn't see Wizard of Oz until I was 35, sheesh that was a trippy movie!
Wizard of Oz is great, for what is essentially a bomb.  From what I heard, it didn't fare to well back then financially, but it's since become a classic...Good movie.
WRONG! It was not a smash, as expected, but hardly a "bomb".  Come now, Happy, you need to stop relying on Wikipedia...  :twirl:  "Good movie?"  It's one of the greatest films ever made.  Really, a cinematic miracle. 

...Everyone really should see Citizen Kane & Casablanca & Double Indemnity -- these are films that are still being stolen from by
filmmakers today...
'nuff said.   :thumbup: 

ghouck,Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some shallow people who were, like, really into Woody Allen and stuff.  This was, like, way before he like lost his mind and married his adoptive daughter and stuff. They couldn't fathom how anyone (IE: me) didn't care about the man, his movies, or talking about the man and his movies.  Then again they also used the words "like" and "stuff" a lot when they talked, which was almost as irritating and annoying as watching a Woody Allen movie...
You, like, don't know what you're talking about.   :wink:  BTW, your list of never seen movies is, like, huh?  You've been hanging 'round the junk heap of filmdom too long...

...the movie I REALLY want to see....? I'm ashamed to say...I have never seen  MAD LOVE with Peter Lorre. DAM! I WANT to see that one!
Aside from some of those great flicks you're missing, MAD LOVE is weird and wonderful. 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Ash on December 05, 2008, 03:08:25 AM
I've never seen 'Footloose".
People usually gasp when I tell them I've never seen it.
is it any good?


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Post by: RCMerchant on December 05, 2008, 07:13:33 AM
I've never seen 'Footloose".
People usually gasp when I tell them I've never seen it.
is it any good?

I ain't never seen it either. Or FLASHDANCE!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Jack on December 05, 2008, 07:24:02 AM
I've never seen Footloose or Flashdance either.  There are just so many dance montages I can take, and after seeing Heavenly Bodies, I think my lifetime limit has pretty much been reached  :teddyr:  Any more would result in serious psychological trauma.


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Post by: Derf on December 05, 2008, 08:44:41 AM
I got a free copy of Footloose, but I still haven't watched it. Flashdance is passable 80s romantic dreck, but it doesn't really hold up all that well. I enjoy most of Woody Allen's films up through Manhattan (one of the most beautifully filmed movies I've ever seen) to 1985's Purple Rose of Cairo. After that one, it's really hit and miss for me; some are fine, most just don't work as well. Allen was definitely one of the best gag writers of the mid-century, but as he got older and more serious, he began to lose some of his charm for me. I also agree with Allhallowsday that The Wizard of Oz is one of the best movies ever made. It is far deeper than it seems (or than it has any right to be), and it is one of the most endlessly watchable motion pictures ever made, no matter your age.

One movie that I have been berated for not seeing is Pulp Fiction. I've watched several of Tarantino's movies, and I have yet to see one that was worth my time; I don't care for his storytelling or his dialog or much of anything else about his movies. I understand that his movies are immensely popular and, overall, well-made, but they just don't do anything for me.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 05, 2008, 09:16:12 AM
...I didn't see Wizard of Oz until I was 35, sheesh that was a trippy movie!
Wizard of Oz is great, for what is essentially a bomb.  From what I heard, it didn't fare to well back then financially, but it's since become a classic...Good movie.
WRONG! It was not a smash, as expected, but hardly a "bomb".  Come now, Happy, you need to stop relying on Wikipedia...  :twirl:  "Good movie?"  It's one of the greatest films ever made.  Really, a cinematic miracle. 

 
I didn't read that info on Wiki though.  Saw it on some documentary on one of the networks.  Think it was TCM.  Their words, not mine.   :buggedout:

I do like the movie though.  I wouldn't buy the dvd, but it was well done.  Just watched it on tv a few weeks ago.


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Post by: schmendrik on December 05, 2008, 10:05:55 AM
One movie that I have been berated for not seeing is Pulp Fiction. I've watched several of Tarantino's movies, and I have yet to see one that was worth my time; I don't care for his storytelling or his dialog or much of anything else about his movies. I understand that his movies are immensely popular and, overall, well-made, but they just don't do anything for me.

I think it's because he's a film geek himself, that if you're a film geek you're supposed to like his stuff. So far as I know, Kill Bill (both movies) is the only Tarantino I've seen, and I enjoyed them a lot. There were a number of in jokes I think I caught, and probably hundreds more I missed. (I'm sure I've seen that Chinese kung-fu master and the standing-on-sword thing in Hong Kong flicks, but I couldn't name one if my life depended on it). I do intend to see Pulp Fiction one of these days, just because so many people talk about it.

I've also never seen a Spike Lee film, though I always intended to, going back to when the buzz started around She's Gotta Have It. Not sure why I can't quite get around to those.



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Post by: Derf on December 05, 2008, 10:23:36 AM

I think it's because he's a film geek himself, that if you're a film geek you're supposed to like his stuff.

This may be part of it. I used to enjoy watching his early interviews, because his love for movies was obvious and infectious. Then he started taking himself seriously as a filmmaker. He strikes me mostly as an extreme fanboy who got really, really lucky. He writes what amounts to modified fan fiction, and it gives people a feeling of familiarity and comfort in seeing something "new." He is basically the embodiment of Hollywood's lack of ability to come up with anything original, so he, like Hollywood, rehashes the same ideas. He calls it tribute; Hollywood calls it a formula for success. If you like his stuff, good on you. As I said, it just doesn't work for me. Goodness, I seem a bit cranky this morning, don't I? If it helps any, I'm an English teacher, and I don't care for William Faulkner, either, though for totally different reasons.


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Post by: peter johnson on December 05, 2008, 12:49:51 PM
Not to jump on anyone, but RCMerchant's list of the unseen is quite breathtaking -- In a way . . . no, not "in a way", but for real -- once you get around to seeing a few of those, you may be in for quite a pleasant surprise.

"Mad Love" is one of the few films that can lay claim to the fact that "Citizen Kane" stole from IT, rather than the other way around!!  See Pauline Kael's "The Citizen Kane Book" for an in-depth analysis of the theft & the rest of the picture.

I saw both the dance films mentioned:  "Footloose" and "Flashdance".  Both films were incredibly popular once upon a time.  Personally, I find them good examples of mass-culture/sociology than anything filmicly memorable.  If you're a historian or a sociologist, you may be interested in these because millions of people watched them repeatedly, but they are really very ordinary movies.  If you've ever seen a "small town girl realizes her dream" film or a "rebel enters a closed uptight society and convinces them to loosen up a little" from Warner Brothers from the '30's or '40's, then you've already seen these films.

I avoided "Pulp Fiction" for years, because I generally don't like modern torture-violence films, and everyone talks about that scene in the basement.  Imagine my surprise when I found it to be mythic and engaging, with a witty, over-the-top script.  It made me think of Russ Meyer, had he been a bit more literate.  The violence and dialogue is simply SO over-the-top that you suspend disbelief entirely, as you know you're not in the real world anymore, but in Tarrantinoland, just like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" is in Sergionleoneland.

peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: peter johnson on December 05, 2008, 01:00:48 PM
And, oh, Spike Lee -- yes, I've seen a lot of his, but not all -- Of the ones I've seen, I think "Jungle Fever" is pretty representative of his overall style.  If you like that one, chances are you'll like "She's Gotta Have It", "Do The Right Thing", and his other ones.  If not, you probably won't like his others either.

peter johnson/denny crane


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Post by: Allhallowsday on December 05, 2008, 01:34:11 PM
I didn't read that info on Wiki though.  Saw it on some documentary on one of the networks.  Think it was TCM.  Their words, not mine.  I do like the movie though.  I wouldn't buy the dvd, but it was well done.  Just watched it on tv a few weeks ago.
I'm just kidding you, anyway.   :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 05, 2008, 04:44:18 PM
He writes what amounts to modified fan fiction, and it gives people a feeling of familiarity and comfort in seeing something "new." He is basically the embodiment of Hollywood's lack of ability to come up with anything original, so he, like Hollywood, rehashes the same ideas. He calls it tribute; Hollywood calls it a formula for success.

I think you should give PULP FICTION a try, even if you didn't like the other movies.  If your primary complaint about Tarantino is his lack of originality, you may find that this one breaks the mold.  I've never seen the particular type of narrative arc Tarantino uses done in any picture before, and it works astonishingly well.  Then again, I really like Faulkner!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rat-Bat-Spider on December 05, 2008, 06:49:34 PM
I've never seen The Shawshank Redemption. Every time I see it on TNT, I watch it for about five minutes then turn it off. I've never seen more than five minutes of the movie in its entirety. I just cannot do it. It just turns me off in such a way as a movie lover, and that never happens to me with anything. I've watched so much drivel in my day, all the way through in its entirety, but not that. And from what I hear, its one of the highest rated movies ever. It sounds like a good premise, too. Maybe its the color scheme, the Morgan Freeman voice-over, or just my understanding of the plot from everyone telling me about it and everyone parodying it. I can't do it.

Let the picking apart of Eric (Rat-Bat-Spider) by Shawshank connoisseurs commence... Now!  :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on December 05, 2008, 07:02:48 PM
I've never seen either of the Kill Bill movies, Underworld, Shawshank Redemption, the Transformers live action film, Iron Man, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Sting, The French Connection, The Godfather Part 2, Seven, The Sixth Sense or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 05, 2008, 08:09:31 PM
I didn't read that info on Wiki though.  Saw it on some documentary on one of the networks.  Think it was TCM.  Their words, not mine.  I do like the movie though.  I wouldn't buy the dvd, but it was well done.  Just watched it on tv a few weeks ago.
I'm just kidding you, anyway.   :wink:
All good, sir. 

 :drink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 06, 2008, 01:14:15 AM
Greetings schmendrik,

Glad you like Woody Allen.  Personally I can't stand the fellow's movies.  At the core they're all the same, or rather I should say HIS characters are carbon copies in that they possess the same boring psychosexual neruosis from movie to movie.  In a way this makes Woody Allen films a lot like those of Jess Franco, sans the gratuitous nudity.   :wink:

ghouck,

Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some shallow people who were, like, really into Woody Allen and stuff.  This was, like, way before he like lost his mind and married his adoptive daughter and stuff. They couldn't fathom how anyone (IE: me) didn't care about the man, his movies, or talking about the man and his movies.  Then again they also used the words "like" and "stuff" a lot when they talked, which was almost as irritating and annoying as watching a Woody Allen movie.   :wink:

So, like, don't sweat it man.  Just, you know, go with like the flow, and stuff, and don't worry about, like, you know, stuff that people say.

 :teddyr:

Um, did you just say that anyone who ever liked a Woody Allen movie is shallow and stupid?

You just quoted my ENTIRE post for Gillian Anderson's sake.  Did you not just read: "Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some shallow people"?

What wasn't typed was: "Like, a long time ago, like, I knew some people who were shallow because".

Woody Allen's films are like those of Andy Warhol or John Waters, an aquired taste.  I'm not saying there's anything wrong with such movies or that liking them means anything.  Just saying I knew these shallow people once upon a time long ago in a galaxy not that far away.  It was probably the attempt at imitating 80s era pseudo valley girl speak that threw you.  Guess you just had to live through that to understand.


Kind Regards,

Kester Pelagius


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Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 06, 2008, 01:32:43 AM
I think you should give PULP FICTION a try, even if you didn't like the other movies.  If your primary complaint about Tarantino is his lack of originality, you may find that this one breaks the mold.

Didn't someone do a break down of how Pulp Fiction is a total mish-mash rip-off of certain Asian movies?  I know, many years ago, it seemed kewl to have a frothing at the mouth hatred for Tarantino and all his works.  But as it's unlikely anyone in a western audience has heard of, much less seen, any of the alledged movies that influenced Tarantino I don't see the need to sport raging hate-ons for the man.

Pulp Fiction was okay.  It had some good dialogue and didn't hurt the careers of any of the actors involved.  Same with Kill Bill.


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Post by: ToyMan on December 06, 2008, 01:55:20 AM
i haven't seen either of the kill bill films because i'm not a huge fan of uma thurman's, but i've enjoyed every tarantino-related film i've seen thus far, with perhaps the exception of destiny turns on the radio, which i believe he only acted in.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Derf on December 06, 2008, 09:10:39 AM
I think you should give PULP FICTION a try, even if you didn't like the other movies.  If your primary complaint about Tarantino is his lack of originality, you may find that this one breaks the mold.

Didn't someone do a break down of how Pulp Fiction is a total mish-mash rip-off of certain Asian movies?  I know, many years ago, it seemed kewl to have a frothing at the mouth hatred for Tarantino and all his works.  But as it's unlikely anyone in a western audience has heard of, much less seen, any of the alledged movies that influenced Tarantino I don't see the need to sport raging hate-ons for the man.

Pulp Fiction was okay.  It had some good dialogue and didn't hurt the careers of any of the actors involved.  Same with Kill Bill.

Don't know if any of these comments were aimed at me, but I must say in my defense that I don't hate Tarantino; I just haven't found any of his movies to be worth my time. I also don't actually recall any time when it was considered "kewl" to hate him (never been kewl enough to know these things, I guess). I didn't watch any of his movies until well after he was a cult icon, and then I came across From Dusk 'Til Dawn on cable and watched it. I remember enjoying the first half, the crime caper part, but then I was sorely disappointed when the movie took a sharp turn into a whole new storyline, the vampire bar. It seemed like he couldn't write a movie-length script, so he mashed two movies together, and it just didn't work for me. This seems to be a habit with him, as he's done it several times since then as well. One day I may give Pulp Fiction a try, though at this point I don't see how it couldn't possibly live up to the hype. In the movie industry, as in life, you can't please everyone, and I just happen to be one of those people who aren't pleased by Tarantino's movies.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Jack on December 06, 2008, 10:09:38 AM
I'm not a Tarantino fan either.  A lot of violence and style, signifying absolutely nothing. 


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Post by: Psycho Circus on December 06, 2008, 10:29:35 AM
I think Pulp Fiction is a good film, but i do agree that it's overrated. I think Tarantino is a bit of a one trick pony when it comes to film making. He uses the same actors, the same styles of music to score his films, seems to mash two or three short stories together and crams them full of violence. That to me is fine, but seeing as he's big time now and well respected, I think it's time to move away from that stuff and try and prove his worth with material that contains more substance within the scripts.


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Post by: RCMerchant on December 06, 2008, 10:38:51 AM
I think Pulp Fiction is a good film, but i do agree that it's overrated. I think Tarantino is a bit of a one trick pony when it comes to film making. He uses the same actors, the same styles of music to score his films, seems to mash two or three short stories together and crams them full of violence. That to me is fine, but seeing as he's big time now and well respected, I think it's time to move away from that stuff and try and prove his worth with material that contains more substance within the scripts.

I agree,his movies are more style than substance,but regardless, I enjoy them alot. Of course...my taste in films ,in many peoples opinion, is questionable. I mean, cripes, one of my favorite movies of all time is BRIDE of the MONSTER!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: schmendrik on December 06, 2008, 11:04:52 AM
Here's the weird thing about Tarantino. I heard some actor (it might have been Uma Thurman) talking about how great the Tarantino movies are, but they're really hard to act in because nobody actually talks like that and it's really hard to make these bizarre speeches sound natural.

If nobody actually talks like that, isn't that usually called "bad dialog" and "poor scriptwriting"?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 06, 2008, 06:35:23 PM

Didn't someone do a break down of how Pulp Fiction is a total mish-mash rip-off of certain Asian movies? 

Sort of.  You're probably remembering WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLING?, a short documentary that showed (correctly) that Tarantino stole the plot of RESERVOIR DOGS from the HK movie CITY ON FIRE.  The same author made a follow-up about PULP FICTION called YOU'RE STILL NOT FOOLING ANYONE, but from what I read he's not very convincing the 2nd time around.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: JaseSF on December 06, 2008, 08:50:16 PM
Wasn't it also suggested back in the 90s that Stanley Kubrick's THE KILLING and KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL were also influences on RESERVOIR DOGS and quite possibly the HK film mentioned as well....


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Jape on December 13, 2008, 03:36:44 PM
Never seen 2001, no Spike Lee except 'Do the Right Thing', I'm extremly uneducated in the ways of Hammer Horror, no John Wayne (bar five minutes snippets while channel surfing) except the comic masterpiece that is CHISUM, Fantasia, Gojira, On Her Majesty's Secret Service plus a few other Bond films (I think they'll mostly drek bar From Russia... which is a great, though slightly silly detective thriller in my eyes) only 15 minutes of Citizen Kane & Casablanca, both great but crappy internet connection :hatred:.

I took Film & Media at Sixth Form College and frankly some of my peers were shocking in their lack of knowledge, quite a few just taking an 'easy' course plus a few English Lit. students just applying the same formula to a different medium with little actual knowledge outside of the classroom.

Star Wars was big 'un, though given film student stereotypes when we watched the beginning of Resevoir Dogs (the walk) and some pointed out it was off some comedy show that parodied it I almost choked, plus Alien, ANY westerns, anything with subtitles, outside of Sin City the word noir was alien, hell even famous lines (start of a beautiful friendship, I'll get you my pretty, I'm melting, ...no, I expect you to die, thats no moon, etc.).

My teacher as well was strictly a Media teacher, so beyond the sociological implications of stereotypes in films, that sort of thing she was quite hopeless and being the smug prick that I was (am), I kept pointing out her mistakes and in turn she marked me down for using languague or referencing films she didn't know in essays. When I did a Screenplay segment for Coursework that had to be based on genre, I picked Soviet 'Easterns', basically Cossacks battling Turkmeni nomads in Kazkstan instead of New Mexico, she had a fit  :teddyr:

Luckily in the second year when I worked on another, longer Screenplay, a thriller based on French Edwardian supervillain/master criminal/serial killer Fantomas (because I'm THAT amazing!  :hot:), it turned out she was a fan of the original novels and loved my work, I'd like to say their was sexual chemistry in this partnership but it was just my pubescent self going hard under the table when she was near  :buggedout:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on December 14, 2008, 08:23:17 PM
I've never seen The Rock or The Godfather Part 2
Does that make me a bad person ?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on December 16, 2008, 11:02:20 AM
I've never seen The Rock or The Godfather Part 2
Does that make me a bad person ?

No one needs to see The Rock. Ever.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: JJ80 on December 16, 2008, 11:19:42 AM
I thought that "The Rock" was an entertaining enough little action thriller but not exactly earth-shattering stuff.


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Post by: ghouck on December 16, 2008, 10:54:58 PM
Isn't The Rock the one where at the end, a guy has a bunch of nerve agent rammed down his throat, only to suffer no ill effects after giving himself atrophine (sp?) shots? If so, I did get a laugh out of the absurdity of that: a dozen or so containers of CNG were supposed to be enough to wipe out a city, and a guy drinks basically a whole container and that magic shot saves him, and seems to have reversed the damage.

As for Tarantino, I didn't really care for Pulp Fiction, but I don't hate it. Also, I enjoyed Kill Bill, but don't consider them favorites. Many people tend to be extremist when it comes to QT's stuff, labeling anyone that doesn't gush over it a hater that's trying to be 'in'. Personally, I liked Natural Born Killers a bit, and thought Death Proof was better than Planet Terror, but none of them really have a place on the "best movie ever" or "worst movie ever" lists. QT just needs to get over his obsession with women's feet, or at least keep it to himself.

Never watched a John Wayne movie ever, , just never cared for westerns (I did like "Draw" though). Frank Zappa had some pretty funny things to say about John Wayne.


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Post by: schmendrik on December 17, 2008, 09:53:18 AM
Isn't The Rock the one where at the end, a guy has a bunch of nerve agent rammed down his throat, only to suffer no ill effects after giving himself atrophine (sp?) shots? If so, I did get a laugh out of the absurdity of that: a dozen or so containers of CNG were supposed to be enough to wipe out a city, and a guy drinks basically a whole container and that magic shot saves him, and seems to have reversed the damage.

Don't remember the end. I remember the opening. Nicholas Cage is at work and suddenly has to deal with defusing a bomb. With only seconds to spare! And he can't see because there's something (acid? water?) spraying everywhere! And other terrible things are going on (aliens? earthquake? elephant stampede? I don't recall). I saw that and said to myself, OK, if they do that in the first 30 seconds this movie is just going to be about ridiculous over-the-top action scenes. They aren't even going to try to have a plot or anything sensible.

My suspicions were confirmed by the pointless flying-over-San-Francisco-hills car chase in the middle of the movie.

And that's pretty much all I remember.


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Post by: Cthulhu on December 17, 2008, 10:39:52 AM
Godzilla.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on December 28, 2008, 11:33:51 AM
I've also never seen Pretty Woman, An Officer and a Gentleman and I only got halfway through Rocky V.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on December 28, 2008, 01:03:42 PM
I only got halfway through Rocky V.

You got further than I did, I couldn't stand it, be I didn't make it a half an hour.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 29, 2008, 08:25:13 PM
You know it's bad when a movie franchise is so forgettable you have to ask:

Which one was Rocky V?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 29, 2008, 08:49:03 PM
You know it's bad when a movie franchise is so forgettable you have to ask:

Which one was Rocky V?
Rocky V is the one where Rocky finds out that not only is he in such poor health that one more fight would damn near kill him, he finds out his accountant and attorney squandered all his money so he's damn near poor.  He moves back to his old neighborhood in Philly, and begins training Tommy Gunn, who then basically turns on him.  Pretty poor movie.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on December 30, 2008, 02:57:49 PM
You know it's bad when a movie franchise is so forgettable you have to ask:

Which one was Rocky V?
Rocky V is the one where Rocky finds out that not only is he in such poor health that one more fight would damn near kill him, he finds out his accountant and attorney squandered all his money so he's damn near poor.  He moves back to his old neighborhood in Philly, and begins training Tommy Gunn, who then basically turns on him.  Pretty poor movie.

All I remember about the last Rocky flick I saw in a theatre was how tediously boring it was.  I think Rocky was trying to get back together with his GF (?) or she was dead or his old trainer was dead and he was all depressed or something. I do remember that I couldn't get out of the theatre fast enough.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 30, 2008, 08:52:19 PM
You know it's bad when a movie franchise is so forgettable you have to ask:

Which one was Rocky V?
Rocky V is the one where Rocky finds out that not only is he in such poor health that one more fight would damn near kill him, he finds out his accountant and attorney squandered all his money so he's damn near poor.  He moves back to his old neighborhood in Philly, and begins training Tommy Gunn, who then basically turns on him.  Pretty poor movie.

All I remember about the last Rocky flick I saw in a theatre was how tediously boring it was.  I think Rocky was trying to get back together with his GF (?) or she was dead or his old trainer was dead and he was all depressed or something. I do remember that I couldn't get out of the theatre fast enough.

That was probably part V.  Mickey (trainer) dies in 3.  In Part 5, Rocky was already married and was going through physical problems.  It was pretty boring. 

Rocky Balboa was released last year, and Adrian was dead.  But Rocky was in his like, '60s, and owns a restaurant and has one last exhibition.  I never saw it, but heard good things.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on December 31, 2008, 12:56:38 PM
Rocky Balboa is great fun more than makes up for IV and V :teddyr:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: CheezeFlixz on December 31, 2008, 09:32:05 PM
My name is CheezeFlixz and I've never seen Titanic.






Nor do I have any plan to do so.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on January 01, 2009, 11:18:48 AM
CheezeFlixz,

I feel the same way about BORAT and that JACKASS franchise.

Seriously who willingly pays to watch this crap?


 :question:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ghouck on January 01, 2009, 08:30:36 PM
I have to admit I liked the Jackass movies. It's one of those deals where you either have that juvenile sense of humor, or you don't, no middle ground. I do have that juvenile sense of humor.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 01, 2009, 08:34:51 PM
Jackass was a fun series/franchise.  Not for everyone though.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Allhallowsday on January 02, 2009, 11:30:19 AM
My name is CheezeFlixz and I've never seen Titanic.  Nor do I have any plan to do so.
My name is Allhallowsday and I have seen TITANIC, more than once, and find it entertaining in a mesmerizing kind of way... and it's also enormously stupid, absolutely ridiculous, breathtakingly implausible... but never boring.  I can't imagine anyone claiming to like BAD MOVIES not wanting to check that one out.   :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on January 02, 2009, 02:13:31 PM
I've never seen Notting Hill, Critters 2, National Velvet, The Princess Diaries 2, Cars (the film, obviously. Not the vehicles), Little Women

I can't remember the others....
It'll come back to me.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 02, 2009, 09:01:06 PM
My name is CheezeFlixz and I've never seen Titanic.  Nor do I have any plan to do so.
My name is Allhallowsday and I have seen TITANIC, more than once, and find it entertaining in a mesmerizing kind of way... and it's also enormously stupid, absolutely ridiculous, breathtakingly implausible... but never boring.  I can't imagine anyone claiming to like BAD MOVIES not wanting to check that one out.   :wink:
Best part of Titanic: Zane.  Billy Zane.

Tremendous actor.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: CheezeFlixz on January 03, 2009, 12:46:05 AM
My name is CheezeFlixz and I've never seen Titanic.  Nor do I have any plan to do so.
My name is Allhallowsday and I have seen TITANIC, more than once, and find it entertaining in a mesmerizing kind of way... and it's also enormously stupid, absolutely ridiculous, breathtakingly implausible... but never boring.  I can't imagine anyone claiming to like BAD MOVIES not wanting to check that one out.   :wink:

It's a chick flick from everything I've read and I'm not a chick.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: jimmybob on January 05, 2009, 06:30:17 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 05, 2009, 09:17:32 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob

OMG!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: jimmybob on January 05, 2009, 09:26:09 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob

OMG!

Yeah. I've never come across a copy of it. I know this is sinful in a B-Movie community, but it's the truth.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 05, 2009, 10:05:57 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob

OMG!

Yeah. I've never come across a copy of it. I know this is sinful in a B-Movie community, but it's the truth.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob
I'm pretty sure it's readily available in both Best Buy and Suncoast Pictures.  Suncoast usually seems to carry lower budgeted movies, like the Troma movies and stuff like Plan 9.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on January 06, 2009, 06:41:33 PM
I have to admit I liked the Jackass movies. It's one of those deals where you either have that juvenile sense of humor, or you don't, no middle ground. I do have that juvenile sense of humor.

I liked CADDYSHACK, found the first CHEERLEADERS movie to be rather funny, and there's even days that I may like H.O.T.S. and PRIVATE RESORT but just based on the promos alone this is exploitation of the mentally challenged, and that's not funny.   :hatred:












Had you going.

But, seriously, I thought this just looked like stupid on film.  There's juvenille and then there's, well, braindead idiocy.  This falls more into the latter category, IMO.  But if it tickled your funny bone more power to you.  Enjoy it in good health!

 :cheers:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on January 06, 2009, 06:45:07 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob

Don't feel bad.  I've never seen MANOS, HANDS OF FATE.

 :buggedout:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Iseuelt on January 12, 2009, 04:46:22 AM
I have never seen Dirty Dancing, or Flash Dance, Footloose. I refuse, and I'm just not going to let it happen.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on January 12, 2009, 11:34:14 AM
FlashDance is an 80's classic!!!!

You must see it !

I haven't seen Critters 2 but I've seen the other 3


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 12, 2009, 12:55:36 PM
I have never seen Dirty Dancing, or Flash Dance, Footloose. I refuse, and I'm just not going to let it happen.

Noooooooooo!!!!  :buggedout: They're awesome, barring Footloose of course.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on January 12, 2009, 01:43:49 PM
I have never seen Dirty Dancing, or Flash Dance, Footloose. I refuse, and I'm just not going to let it happen.

Noooooooooo!!!!  :buggedout: They're awesome, barring Footloose of course.

I prefer Footloose over Dirty Dancing :smile:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 12, 2009, 09:34:03 PM
I've never seen Plan 9 From Outer Space.  :bluesad:

-Jimmybob

Don't feel bad.  I've never seen MANOS, HANDS OF FATE.

 :buggedout:
You really didn't miss much there. 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Fishasaurus on January 13, 2009, 07:52:30 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!!

I have.  It was not that frikkin' funny.

I also finally saw Reservoir Dogs after being told for YEARS that it was the greatest thing ever, and itr put me to sleep. I had the same experience with Pulp Fiction.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on January 13, 2009, 07:54:28 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!!

I have.  It was not that frikkin' funny.

I also finally saw Reservoir Dogs after being told for YEARS that it was the greatest thing ever, and itr put me to sleep. I had the same experience with Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction is no where near as good as people say.
Same goes for Kill Bill.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 13, 2009, 10:08:23 PM

I also finally saw Reservoir Dogs after being told for YEARS that it was the greatest thing ever, and itr put me to sleep. I had the same experience with Pulp Fiction.
Overall, I'd say that Tim Roth (underrated actor) held Dogs together with his performance as Mr. Orange.

...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!!

I have.  It was not that frikkin' funny.

I also finally saw Reservoir Dogs after being told for YEARS that it was the greatest thing ever, and itr put me to sleep. I had the same experience with Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction is no where near as good as people say.
Same goes for Kill Bill.
Kill Bill is overrated.  As for Fiction, I liked the performances of Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson.  Not saying I didn't like the movie, as it's a favorite.  But I didn't see it till years after all it's hype as the 'best of all time' and all that jazz.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on January 14, 2009, 11:57:25 AM
Beaches

Mermaids

Mean Girls...I saw Heathers and this film souned the same. But lamer.

Friday the 13 part 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 I saw the last 2 and a half

Crash (2004)


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WilliamWeird1313 on January 16, 2009, 12:41:30 PM
My name is CheezeFlixz and I've never seen Titanic.  Nor do I have any plan to do so.
My name is Allhallowsday and I have seen TITANIC, more than once, and find it entertaining in a mesmerizing kind of way... and it's also enormously stupid, absolutely ridiculous, breathtakingly implausible... but never boring.  I can't imagine anyone claiming to like BAD MOVIES not wanting to check that one out.   :wink:
Best part of Titanic: Zane.  Billy Zane.

Tremendous actor.

Here here!

His performance as The Collector in Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight was one of the main reasons why that film is now one of my personal favorites.



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 16, 2009, 08:38:39 PM

Here here!

His performance as The Collector in Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight was one of the main reasons why that film is now one of my personal favorites.


He was good going back to Back to The Future.  Wasn't a big part, mind you, but hey, you gotta start somewhere.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 12, 2009, 02:20:43 PM
I've never seen The Crow.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 14, 2009, 07:50:31 PM
Pretty Woman


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on February 14, 2009, 07:55:09 PM
Pretty Woman

Keep it that way. Utter crap. Gerbil man and the armpit lady... :bluesad:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 14, 2009, 08:02:53 PM
Pretty Woman

Keep it that way. Utter crap. Gerbil man and the armpit lady... :bluesad:

How can I not give you good karma for that  :wink:

I can't...gotta wait six hours...


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Eyesore on February 14, 2009, 09:21:50 PM
Armpit lady? What's the armpit reference? I haven't heard anything- are they hairy or something?


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on February 14, 2009, 09:28:53 PM
Armpit lady? What's the armpit reference? I haven't heard anything- are they hairy or something?


(http://dailyblabber.ivillage.com/entertainment/archives/Julia_Pitt.jpg)

Plus, she has nostrils like vacuum cleaners....


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 15, 2009, 11:44:23 AM
Working Girl.
Heartbreakers.
Cars.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on February 15, 2009, 02:02:31 PM
Working Girl.
Heartbreakers.
Cars.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

If WORKING GIRL is the one about a secretary who pretends to be her boss I caught part of that on FMC a few years back.  What made me stop my channel surfing was the 80s hair. O-M-G the amount of hair spracy in this one actress' hair must have put a hole in the oozon!   :buggedout:

I've not seen any of the other three and only heard of the last one.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: InformationGeek on February 16, 2009, 04:05:54 PM
I've never seen the original Jaws, any of the King Kong films (Only saw part of Peter Jackson remake), any of the Lord of the Rings, Dead Alive, any of the Evil Dead movies, Schienlder's List, Close Encounters with the 3rd King, the remake of The Thing, Sin City, 300, Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Punisher, any Friday the 13th, any Halloween, any of the Nightmare of Elm Street, Ed Wood, Tim Burton's Batman, Akria, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Any verison), and to strike the final cord...

Any for the B-movie fans, I never seen any verison or the sequel of The Blob (It's high on my list to see), The Giant Claw, Manos: The Hands of Fate, any Godzilla movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

Yeah I know, I got a lot of films to see.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on February 16, 2009, 04:08:44 PM
Yeah I know, I got a lot of films to see.


We have such sights to show you...

(http://www.michalak.org/fh/pinhead_profile.jpg)


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 16, 2009, 07:14:02 PM
I've never seen the original Jaws, any of the King Kong films (Only saw part of Peter Jackson remake), any of the Lord of the Rings, Dead Alive, any of the Evil Dead movies, Schienlder's List, Close Encounters with the 3rd King, the remake of The Thing, Sin City, 300, Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Punisher, any Friday the 13th, any Halloween, any of the Nightmare of Elm Street, Ed Wood, Tim Burton's Batman, Akria, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Any verison), and to strike the final cord...

Any for the B-movie fans, I never seen any verison or the sequel of The Blob (It's high on my list to see), The Giant Claw, Manos: The Hands of Fate, any Godzilla movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

Yeah I know, I got a lot of films to see.

Are you on the right site!!!! :wink:

Don't bother with Close Encounters with the 3rd Kind. It's really over-rated.

It has pretty spaceships, though.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 16, 2009, 10:35:59 PM
I've never seen the original Jaws, any of the King Kong films (Only saw part of Peter Jackson remake), any of the Lord of the Rings, Dead Alive, any of the Evil Dead movies, Schienlder's List, Close Encounters with the 3rd King, the remake of The Thing, Sin City, 300, Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Punisher, any Friday the 13th, any Halloween, any of the Nightmare of Elm Street, Ed Wood, Tim Burton's Batman, Akria, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Any verison), and to strike the final cord...

Any for the B-movie fans, I never seen any verison or the sequel of The Blob (It's high on my list to see), The Giant Claw, Manos: The Hands of Fate, any Godzilla movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

Yeah I know, I got a lot of films to see.

You're lucky.  I wish I could see some of those films for the first time again.  You've got lots of fun ahead of you.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 28, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
I haven't seen any of the Children of the Corn films.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on February 28, 2009, 03:08:55 PM
I haven't seen any of the Children of the Corn films.

GOOD!  :wink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Doggett on February 28, 2009, 03:14:03 PM
I haven't seen any of the Children of the Corn films.

GOOD!  :wink:

I'm tempted to buy the box set off Ebay... :bluesad:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on February 28, 2009, 03:50:12 PM
I haven't seen any of the Children of the Corn films.

GOOD!  :wink:

I'm tempted to buy the box set of Ebay... :bluesad:

Please don't waste your money, there's children staving in the world.......for corn!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Kester Pelagius on February 28, 2009, 04:36:02 PM
If you mean from beginning to end, in a unedited for television format, then, uhm, neither have I.  I do not remeber which one I saw bits and pieces of but I do remember it did NOTHING for me and I never once wanted to rent the full version.

You want to hear something REALLY un-effing-believable?

I. Have. NEVER. Seen. .

ONE NIGHT IN PARIS (HILTON)

I feel so. . so. .

Deprived.   :wink:

Then again I've also never seen THE LION KING, CLERKS, MURIEL'S WEDDING, HOOP DREAMS, THE WEDDING BANQUET, SHORT CUTS, GLEN GARY GLEN ROSS, STRICTLY BALLROOM, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, or THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.  And those are all on a 1001 must see movies on blockbuster's web site.

Oddly I have seen THE PIANO, JURASSIC PARk, SCHINDLER'S LIST, GROUNDHOG DAY, PRETTY WOMAN, and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.  So perhaps I'm just depraved.

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: El Misfit on January 21, 2010, 11:06:53 PM
The Mad Max films (1&2)
The Godfather
Pulp Fiction
Daniel- Der Zauberer/ Daniel- The Wizard
Night Train to Mundo Fine/ Red Zone Cuba
Citizen Kane
se7en


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Cthulhu on January 24, 2010, 03:59:22 PM
......Dracula.... :bluesad:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Flick James on January 26, 2010, 10:43:33 AM
I've seen The Big Lebowski several times, and I love that film. But it's definately a love it or hate it film.

I will say this now and let it sink it: I HAVE NEVER SEEN CITIZEN KANE.

Sue me. I can't tell you why. For whatever reason I've just never been interested in seeing it, and it's not because I don't like old movies, because I do.

However, I do like to use the "Citizen Kane" seal of approval gag, like saying "It's the Citizen Kane of high school slasher films" or "The Citizen Kane of radioactive monster movies."


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2010, 11:26:11 AM


Then again I've also never seen THE LION KING, CLERKS, MURIEL'S WEDDING, HOOP DREAMS, THE WEDDING BANQUET, SHORT CUTS, GLEN GARY GLEN ROSS, STRICTLY BALLROOM, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, or THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.  And those are all on a 1001 must see movies on blockbuster's web site.



Of those movies, you MUST check out Clerks.  Generally, "Must See" lists are lists I avoid, but I will say that there's really nothing bad at all about Clerks and it's well worth renting/downloading/burning/borrowing/buying however you can see it.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: El Misfit on January 26, 2010, 12:15:11 PM


I will say this now and let it sink it: I HAVE NEVER SEEN CITIZEN KANE.



ME TO!


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Psycho Circus on January 26, 2010, 01:16:23 PM
ME TO!

For the love of Geoff, it's "too" not "to".  :smile:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 26, 2010, 01:33:37 PM
I've seen The Big Lebowski several times, and I love that film. But it's definately a love it or hate it film.

I will say this now and let it sink it: I HAVE NEVER SEEN CITIZEN KANE.

Sue me. I can't tell you why. For whatever reason I've just never been interested in seeing it, and it's not because I don't like old movies, because I do.

However, I do like to use the "Citizen Kane" seal of approval gag, like saying "It's the Citizen Kane of high school slasher films" or "The Citizen Kane of radioactive monster movies."

That's OK.  Frankly, in my opinion CITIZEN KANE is a great movie, but it's reputation largely rests on it's large number of technical innovations (deep focus photography, wipes, etc.) that changed the way movies looked forever.  That makes it an enormously important historical movie, but for the average viewer missing it is not a big deal.  (Maybe I should put that sentiment in the "against the grain" thread). 


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Flick James on January 26, 2010, 01:34:13 PM
ME TO!

For the love of Geoff, it's "too" not "to".  :smile:

You should not take Geoff's name in vain.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2010, 10:08:16 PM
I've seen The Big Lebowski several times, and I love that film. But it's definately a love it or hate it film.

I will say this now and let it sink it: I HAVE NEVER SEEN CITIZEN KANE.

Sue me. I can't tell you why. For whatever reason I've just never been interested in seeing it, and it's not because I don't like old movies, because I do.

However, I do like to use the "Citizen Kane" seal of approval gag, like saying "It's the Citizen Kane of high school slasher films" or "The Citizen Kane of radioactive monster movies."

That's OK.  Frankly, in my opinion CITIZEN KANE is a great movie, but it's reputation largely rests on it's large number of technical innovations (deep focus photography, wipes, etc.) that changed the way movies looked forever.  That makes it an enormously important historical movie, but for the average viewer missing it is not a big deal.  (Maybe I should put that sentiment in the "against the grain" thread). 
I've never seen it either.  Thing is, I've heard so many GOOD things about it, that while I can't dispute that it's good, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed.  Everytime I've seen a movie that's gotten rave reviews (for example, Star Wars, Titanic, The Hangover, Lord of The Rings), I've been nothing but disappointed and vowed to never watch them again.  In terms of Titanic, I can only say that I've only enjoyed one James Cameron film: Terminator 2: Judgement Day.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: retrorussell on January 27, 2010, 10:41:12 PM
I've never seen A Clockwork Orange, Nashville, the original Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, The Deer Hunter, Blow Up, Dr. Strangelove, Double Indemnity and several musicals (which I'm not a fan of) like Singin' In The Rain, for example.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: claws on December 30, 2012, 10:36:38 AM
Never seen ....

any of the Harry Potter movies
any of the Bourne movies
X-files except for one episode
Miami Vice series
Futurama
American Dad
The Walking Dead
True Blood
Twin Peaks
The Avengers
Sucker Punch  :teddyr:



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: lester1/2jr on December 30, 2012, 11:58:17 PM
same for me on all those ^


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: El Misfit on December 31, 2012, 12:16:18 AM
Never seen ....

Miami Vice series
The Walking Dead
True Blood
Twin Peaks
Sucker Punch  :teddyr:


This is me here.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ChaosTheory on January 02, 2013, 11:57:25 AM
I have never seen MALCOLM X.  But it's on my list.
Also never seen BRAZIL, SALO, or anything directed by Peter Greenaway.  And don't have any desire to.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 02, 2013, 12:47:44 PM
I have never seen MALCOLM X.  But it's on my list.
Also never seen BRAZIL, SALO, or anything directed by Peter Greenaway.  And don't have any desire to.


I think you're missing out on BRAZIL, but you won't regret skipping the other two. Greenaway is OK from time to time, but not essential. SALO is an endurance test and very overrated as a "classic." Frankly you wouldn't miss out on anything by skipping MALCOLM X, either, unless you have some sort of special interest in the subject (and if you did you'd probably have seen it already).


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Chainsaw midget on January 02, 2013, 10:53:10 PM
I just found out the other day that my mother has never watched The Godfather.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 02, 2013, 11:10:40 PM
I've never seen ROBOT MONSTER or THE ROAD WARRIOR.

And like several others here, I've never seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI---maybe we should form a support group?


Hey, four years later and I notice I finally got to those three. Enjoyed all of them immensely!



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: akiratubo on January 03, 2013, 03:28:05 AM
People think it's weird that I haven't seen Scott Pilgrim.  I have no intention of ever watching it.  I would leave a social gathering if someone were to start it up.  What little I have seen - trailers, bits and pieces of the comic, the video game - repel me like no other movie ever has.

People are also baffled that I've never seen Inception.  I got it from the Redbox and watched about twenty, maybe thirty minutes.  I hit STOP to go do something else and never felt the urge to finish watching it.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Trevor on January 03, 2013, 03:52:47 AM
Other than a few seconds of it from a projection booth in 1997, I have never seen any of Titanic.

I'm also nowhere to be found for any CGI blockbuster.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 03, 2013, 07:29:08 AM
Not seen:
The original Star Wars trilogy
Lord of The Rings Trilogy
Dr. Strangeglove
Big Lebowski
Casablanca
Gone With The Wind
King Kong
Prom Night
Cannonball Run
Slapshot

and a slew of movies too numerous to name.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on January 04, 2013, 08:36:51 AM
I've still not seen....
any new 3-D movie. I saw AVATAR on dvd and I have no urge to see it in any other form EVER-cuz it sucked and was basicly Bury Ny Heart at Wounded Knee sci fi JUNK.
I will NEVER watch any film remake of a classic ever again. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL made me sick,and the remake of THE EVIL DEAD just makes me cringe. Remeber the PSYCHO remake? Ahhh...I gotta relax...my f**ked heart is killing me just thinking about this s**t.
OK-I lie-I will wtch the remakes just to report how awful they are.
I will NEVER watch a movie that has anything to do with Roland Emmerich again. EVER EVER EVER! :hot:



Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ChaosTheory on January 04, 2013, 11:38:50 AM
Not seen:
The original Star Wars trilogy
Lord of The Rings Trilogy
Dr. Strangeglove
Big Lebowski
Casablanca
Gone With The Wind
King Kong
Prom Night
Cannonball Run
Slapshot

and a slew of movies too numerous to name.

I think you'd like SLAPSHOT. 
These movies are all pretty subjective, but I'd say it's worth seeing KING KONG, STAR WARS, LEBOWSKI & STRANGELOVE at least, just to say you did  :cheers:



Just remembered I have never seen Fulci's ZOMBI.  In fact, I don't think I've seen any Fulci movies except FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE, and that's only because it's on a spaghetti western box set I picked up somewhere.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: JaseSF on January 04, 2013, 07:56:35 PM
There's a lot of bad movies I've yet to see...especially the stuff from the 1980s to nowadays...Never seen

The Room
Troll 2
Critters
Ghoulies

...and several others of this ilk....


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 04, 2013, 09:43:34 PM
@Chaos:
I've heard I'd like Slapshot. I dig Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, and a couple other sports comedies. I'm a huge hockey fan. Been on my shortlist of films to catch...just haven't yet.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on January 05, 2013, 05:08:10 AM
See ZOMBIE,Chaos.And back it up with THE GATES OF HELL.
Youll be happy you did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95SsSsvS73U


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 05, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
I'm in the same boat with Jase... I still need to see THE ROOM and TROLL II. And BIRDEMIC.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on January 05, 2013, 01:44:02 PM
I'm in the same boat with Jase... I still need to see THE ROOM and TROLL II. And BIRDEMIC.

Me too,good Rev.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on January 05, 2013, 07:22:49 PM
See ZOMBIE,Chaos.And back it up with THE GATES OF HELL.
Youll be happy you did.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95SsSsvS73U[/url]


You said it about Zombie, dude. THAT movie was the grossest (and best) set of makeup FX on any shoestring budget. That one gets a few spins on the DVD player now and then.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ChaosTheory on January 07, 2013, 11:51:57 AM
@Chaos:
I've heard I'd like Slapshot. I dig Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, and a couple other sports comedies. I'm a huge hockey fan. Been on my shortlist of films to catch...just haven't yet.

I hear ya.  I've got a list too......and now ZOMBIE's on it.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: bob on January 09, 2013, 09:32:08 PM
I'm in the same boat with Jase... I still need to see THE ROOM and TROLL II. And BIRDEMIC.


Me too,good Rev.


Enjoy The Room :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp6g11A36xA


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ChaosTheory on January 14, 2013, 02:42:56 PM
I have never seen MALCOLM X.  But it's on my list.
Also never seen BRAZIL, SALO, or anything directed by Peter Greenaway.  And don't have any desire to.


Well, I've seen MALCOLM X now.  I liked it, but I'd say it's significant more for Washington's performance than Spike's directing.



*deep breath* 
I have never watched an episode of KNIGHT RIDER.  As a kid I watched THE A-TEAM, HE-MAN, SIMON & SIMON, DUKES OF HAZZARD and Super Dave friggin' Osbourne, so God knows why I drew the line there, but I did.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Pacman000 on January 31, 2013, 08:47:06 PM
Plan 9 from Outer Space, or any other Ed Woods movie.

I need to correct that.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Bushma on January 31, 2013, 10:00:34 PM
Enjoy The Room :thumbup:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp6g11A36xA[/url]


no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO!

Not again!  Not again!  I'm going to my happy place. 

How about Zardoz?

Nothing says Manly like Sean Connery in a red diaper!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: A_Dubya on February 04, 2013, 11:39:20 AM
Unfortunately I have seen all 3, Troll 2, Birdemic and Room.

I hve yet to see Dr. Strangelove and Casablanca. I've seen most of the well known films of the last 3 decades though. I loved the 1990's, and two of my favorite movies of all time came from that decade.

3 big films that I want to see are Heat, The Artist and Dr. Strangelove at some point though.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 04, 2013, 08:31:24 PM
I've yet to see the original late '70s Star Wars trilogy, the first three Indiana Jones films, JAWS, Carrie.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Bushma on February 04, 2013, 08:59:23 PM
I've never seen an entire James Bond movie. I've seen parts of several, but never an entire film.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: bob on February 04, 2013, 09:40:50 PM
The Artist, Friday the 13th, any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: ulthar on April 19, 2016, 08:19:45 AM
Until this past week, I had never seen A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.

Interesting flick...


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: lester1/2jr on April 19, 2016, 10:33:38 AM
still have not seen Night of the Living Dead


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: WingedSerpent on April 19, 2016, 05:26:56 PM
Still haven't seen any of the Godfather movies. 

Also haven't watched:
Reservoir Dogs
The Big Lebowski


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: Gene Worm on April 19, 2016, 05:59:26 PM
Never seen "Go! Ushiwaka Kotaro" and I really want to find it.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on April 23, 2016, 03:58:32 PM
Ive never seen any of the GODFATHER movies-I seen a piece of the first one in jail.Never seen ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW either-which folks seem surprised.I aint really into camp. Except BATMAN (1966).I have never seen GONE WITH THE WIND (1939).
The best movie of that year was SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and the WIZARD OF OZ

http://youtu.be/U016JWYUDdQ (http://youtu.be/U016JWYUDdQ)

No-I'm not gay.  :tongueout: I am happy!  :drink:


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: retrorussell on April 23, 2016, 07:02:05 PM
I don't think I've seen:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Vertigo
8 1/2
Metropolis
Most musicals I haven't seen, because I don't like musicals.  Like South Pacific, Singin' In The Rain, Show Boat, etc.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: claws on April 24, 2016, 02:25:35 AM
Never seen ....

any of the Harry Potter movies
any of the Bourne movies
X-files except for one episode
Miami Vice series
Futurama
American Dad
The Walking Dead
True Blood
Twin Peaks
The Avengers
Sucker Punch  :teddyr:

I did catch up on Marvel's The Avengers and Sucker Punch.

Whatever show from the last 15 years is on TV I have not seen.

Never seen Battle Royal. There was a time I really wanted to see it but I was confused about all the different versions and which one to watch.

Not seen the new Star Wars yet but I probably will sometime this year.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: alandhopewell on May 20, 2016, 03:47:37 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!! :buggedout: INDIANA SMITH TO THE RESCUE, DEFEAT THE TOYMAN!!!

Oh man there's a lot I haven't seen; Annie Hall, Platoon, The Vanishing, The Exorcist, Goodfellas, Smokey and the Bandit, Schindler's List, Top Gun... That being said I am a huge film geek within my school, yet in the grande scheme of things I'm a pretty weak case :P

      I'VE seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI, twice; loved it, want to see it again.

     What really amazes me is the number of "HORROR FANS" I've met who've never even heard of

BORIS KARLOFF
BELA LUGOSI
VINCENT PRICE
ROGER CORMAN
AL ADAMSON
RAY HARRYHAUSEN
     or so many other folks who are seminal in fantastic film.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on May 20, 2016, 04:07:15 PM
...Has ANYone here seen The Big Lebowski? I sense a conspiracy, perhaps it is not a film at all but some imaginary stoner idol set up by the counter-culture conspirators!! :buggedout: INDIANA SMITH TO THE RESCUE, DEFEAT THE TOYMAN!!!

Oh man there's a lot I haven't seen; Annie Hall, Platoon, The Vanishing, The Exorcist, Goodfellas, Smokey and the Bandit, Schindler's List, Top Gun... That being said I am a huge film geek within my school, yet in the grande scheme of things I'm a pretty weak case :P

      I'VE seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI, twice; loved it, want to see it again.

     What really amazes me is the number of "HORROR FANS" I've met who've never even heard of

BORIS KARLOFF
BELA LUGOSI
VINCENT PRICE
ROGER CORMAN
AL ADAMSON
RAY HARRYHAUSEN
     or so many other folks who are seminal in fantastic film.
20 year old punks who think classic horror is Freddy Kruger-b***hes. Give true horror fans a bad name.


Title: Re: "OMG! you've never seen _____?!"
Post by: RCMerchant on May 20, 2016, 04:10:44 PM
I nevr seenan X-MAN movie-I dont know why-I love THE AVENGERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA films-maybe cuz Im an old Cappy fan from his Jack Kirby days.