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« on: March 10, 2011, 11:18:45 AM »

I shall start the list:

1. THE CRYING GAME
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 11:39:57 AM »

2. The Matrix.

I remember I liked it at the time, but now I have absolutely no desire to ever watch it again. At the time it was "the s**t" and parodies of it were all over the comedies that came after it, like Duece Bigelow: Male Gigolo and Shrek, to name only two. Now, I don't think I'm alone in my lack of desire to watch it, because I never seem to see on cable either. Perhaps those horrid sequels helped to kill it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 01:11:38 PM »

3. THE SIXTH SENSE

I liked it, but once you've seen, another viewing is next to pointless. Since NMS has overdone his trick ending schtick, even first time viewers of TSS will probably not think it worth the hype it received at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 03:51:49 PM »

4. Titanic

Everyone loved it at the time, but it's not mentioned too much now unless it's being compared to Avatar.  Everyone has seen it, but nobody seems to have the desire to see it again.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 04:19:27 PM »

4. Titanic

Everyone loved it at the time, but it's not mentioned too much now unless it's being compared to Avatar.  Everyone has seen it, but nobody seems to have the desire to see it again.

I think when TNT shows a movie 24/7 for about 9 years straight, people kinda build up an immunity to it.....especially when they edit out the only two "parts" that are worth watching.   Cheers

5. The Mask

This was Jim Carrey's first big movie (or was Ace Ventura first?), but now that we've seen him play that character (manic spastic over-acting guy), it gets pretty tired.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 04:54:38 PM »

6. THE WARRIORS - It caused a lot of controversy and gang fights broke out in several movie theaters.  Pretty tame and even silly when you watch it today.  But I still watch it every now and then anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 04:56:45 PM »

6. THE WARRIORS - It caused a lot of controversy and gang fights broke out in several movie theaters.  Pretty tame and even silly when you watch it today.  But I still watch it every now and then anyway.

In that regard, yes, but oh how I love that movie and it never gets old.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 05:12:35 PM »

7.DESTINATION MOON (1950)
Back in the day-this was cutting edge F/X-and that was enough. But now it's a big yawn fest.

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 05:41:11 PM »

6. THE WARRIORS - It caused a lot of controversy and gang fights broke out in several movie theaters.  Pretty tame and even silly when you watch it today.  But I still watch it every now and then anyway.

In that regard, yes, but oh how I love that movie and it never gets old.

Yup.  I pop in the DVD about once a year.  I originally saw it at the drive-in on a double-feature with Cheech & Chong's UP IN SMOKE.  Sometimes I watch the DVDs back-to-back and it brings back fond memories . . .
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 05:50:52 PM »

3. THE SIXTH SENSE

I liked it, but once you've seen, another viewing is next to pointless. Since NMS has overdone his trick ending schtick, even first time viewers of TSS will probably not think it worth the hype it received at the time.

I think you nailed this one perfectly - I've tried to watch the movie several times since I first saw it and usually about a half hour in, I kinda give it a 'meh' and tend to peter out.  But, that first viewing was classic!

8.  King Kong (2005) - leading up to this one, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing about this one (especially since Peter Jackson was coming off of the LOTR movies).  While I actually did enjoy it, it seemed like it went out with a whimper when the actual movie came out.
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 06:20:28 AM »

.SILENCE of the LAMBS-For horror film fans-this was a big deal-one of "ours" wins an Oscar!. It was a good movie-but Acadmy award material? I didn't think so. I find episodes of CRIMINAL MINDS just as well done.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 07:31:34 AM »

Dunno. I think Silence Of The Lambs is a timeless classic  Smile

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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 07:41:47 AM »

3. THE SIXTH SENSE

I liked it, but once you've seen, another viewing is next to pointless. Since NMS has overdone his trick ending schtick, even first time viewers of TSS will probably not think it worth the hype it received at the time.
I'll opt for anything M Knight Shamwow has done.  But then again a lot of his stuff never impressed me in the first place.

(what number are we on?) Beverly Hills Cop - I still like it but back in the days Eddie Murphy couldn't miss.  Now this film series seems to take up space in the "oh yeah I remember that film" piles.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 08:09:48 AM »

There's Something About Mary - When this came out it was getting hailed as an instant classic because of the gags and it was earning huge bank at box office. Seems fairly forgotten now. Although Stiller is still fairly popular as actor

Godzilla '97- Ok maybe it doesn't count because its hype machine killed it when it hit theaters. But the press and promotion this film received was staggering.

Give it a decade and I think a lot of people are going to be asking Is Avatar really the highest grossing movie? Did it really get a best picture nod at the Oscars?? Really?
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 11:46:50 AM »

I was going to say The Matrix.  I'll agree with Silence of the Lambs, as well.  TV shows are more depraved and gruesome, now.  Anyone who watches it for the first time these days, twenty years after its release, will probably say, "Meh," and turn it off about halfway through.
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