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« on: June 30, 2013, 09:41:14 AM »

...ended up enjoying?

one that stands out for me is Shark Tale(2004)

Im not into kids' films at all really, much less 100% animated ones. But when I found myself channel flicking and ending up watching this on tv a while back I got engrossed in it and it turned out to be the most entertaining film I saw in ages.

I've tried a couple more animated kids films of that ilk since and they haven't really done anything for me. Not sure why, but they weren't a patch on Shark Tale

yours?
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 03:45:19 PM »

Wasn't planning to like SUPER, mainly because it was hyped up to me by a friend whose taste is generally pretty questionable ( for example he thought V/H/S was scary.  Yeesh.)  Also not a Rainn Wilson fan by any stretch.  But I sympathized with the main character more than I'd like to admit...

I also had snake-navel expectations for APOLLO 18, and while I didn't love it, it certainly wasn't the abortion people claimed it was.  Ditto HORRIBLE BOSSES.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 04:26:36 PM »

Also not a Rainn Wilson fan by any stretch.  But I sympathized with the main character more than I'd like to admit...
finding yourself being impressed by an actor you previously disliked is a rare thing, but a good thing. cant think of any examples off the top of my head, but it has happened a few times to me
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 10:08:45 PM »


finding yourself being impressed by an actor you previously disliked is a rare thing, but a good thing. cant think of any examples off the top of my head, but it has happened a few times to me


I've mentioned this before, but Leonardo DeCaprio has turned in some very fine performance, in my opinion.  THE DEPARTED comes to mind as one, and  I also really like the job he did in BODY OF LIES.  Before seeing THE DEPARTED, I would likely not have admitted really enjoying his portrayal of a character possible (though admittedly, I did not hate him or anything).
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 01:24:24 PM »

Lilo and Stitch....I merely went to take my daughter and ended up laughing my buns off. Smile
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 08:53:56 PM »

Honestly, I like the first Resident Evil movie, and I went in expecting to hate it.  I think it was before the series went off into its own crazy directions and it seemed like the films might have some real potential.   
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 02:33:38 AM »

I don't pay attention to movie news, but apparently John Carter was bomb of gigantic proportions.

I saw it in the theater and thought it was great.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 02:55:05 PM »

Normally, it is the reverse. A film I expected to like, but . . . I didn't really like it, and some I really, really didn't like, but there are two examples of the above subject.

Fright Night

I actually gave it some thought of seeing it in the theater, but then I thought I might not like it, so I didn't. Big mistake. When I saw it on TV, not only did I like it, but with "Lair of the White Worm," I thought it was the best vampire film to come out of the '80's. That is the original and not the remake, which I did see and did not like.

The Avengers

I don't care much for Superhero films, so I thought I give it a pass, but I finally decided I wanted to see what everyone was talking about, and I was surprised at how good it was, and how much I enjoyed it. That does not mean I'll see "The Avengers II" or "The Avengers III."
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 04:40:34 PM »

The Tron remake.  Not a huge fan of the original but I can appreciate its kitsch.  Thought the remake would be a soul-less CGI fest, and although it was a GCI fest the characters were pretty likable and it was a fun movie.  When he walked into that old arcade and Separate Ways by Journey started playing I was hooked.

Resident Evil Extinction (the third one).  Loved the first movie, hated the second.  The trailer for the third looked like crap, but it was actually decent.  Ali Larter is just so damned hot and, well I imagine there were other good things about it too.  Oh the zombies were really cool looking.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 05:49:55 AM »

FRANKENWEENIE
I dont like the CORPSE BRIDE or THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS...but I loved the old horror movie homage that went on in FRANKENWEENIE. Fantastic.
I don't think kids nowadays would understand the references to old horror films that it referenced. I think it was made for Monster Kids.
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 11:02:37 AM »

Titanic (1997) - I didn't see it until about 10 years after it was out, and after doing so I didn't understand why it was such a massive hit, but I don't understand the hate for it, either.  It's a good movie.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 11:11:56 AM »

Striptease.
Expecting a disaster of Show Girls proportions and I ended up loving it so much I bought a bunch of Carl Hiassen books based on my enjoyment of the film. Demi is rubbish but the rest of the film is really good.

Tron Legacy.
But I had no real love for the original so maybe that was a good thing. I just loved the aesthetic and soundtrack. I enjoyed the ending too.


Halloween IV
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 10:06:58 PM »

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou- I'm not a fan of the writers/producers, and while I do like George Clooney, it didn't look like one I'd like. But, late one night, it started playing on tv, maybe HBO. I figured 'I'll give it a half hour'. It was really good.

Ghost World- an indie film based on a small indie comic I've never read. Plus, it's about teen girls, and as a guy, well, you can't 'relate' to the characters. Glad I watched.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 12:38:08 AM »

Heaven's Gate - this was on my list of movies I was curious about due to its reputation and saw it in the library in a Criterion Collection release so I borrowed it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 02:47:53 PM »

Titanic (1997) - I didn't see it until about 10 years after it was out, and after doing so I didn't understand why it was such a massive hit, but I don't understand the hate for it, either.  It's a good movie.
I am one of the haters, I do so love to ridicule that movie.  It's true, it has a lot going for it and was a huge hit! 
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