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Old 27-09-2008, 22:04   #21
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Chick flicks. Perhaps one in 50 these days has any redeeming features whatsoever, although you can say the same thing about most genres. I'm just biased because I have testicles (well, I presume they count as such) and can watch any old bit of crap with Billy Blanks or Roddy Piper (or both!) in, but can't get past watching an hour and a half of "two friends in relationship crisis", or whatever.
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Old 27-09-2008, 22:07   #22
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I imagine the number of scrotums in this thread might bias the results against romcoms and chick flicks...

Personally my pet hate crosses genres - it's the big climactic third act - the ruin of many a half decent movie....
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Old 27-09-2008, 22:13   #23
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Old 27-09-2008, 22:16   #24
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I imagine the number of scrotums in this thread might bias the results against romcoms and chick flicks...
I'm a red-blooded, lager-drinking, mega manly maleperson who hates the colour pink but I'm still willing to admit that there are some enjoyable rom-coms out there.
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Old 27-09-2008, 23:24   #25
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Every genre has some outstanding examples, so I doubt you could really dislike everything that genre has to offer, whatever your taste.
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Old 27-09-2008, 23:29   #26
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Out of curiosity, are you saying you automatically hate any movie featuring gangsters & organised crime and any film shot mainly within a prison, regardless of how well they are filmed i.e directed, acted, written etc ?
YES. It is a natural reaction and so I won't pretend to hide it. I absolutely detest anything featuring Gangsters / organised crime and do not see why I should spend money or time watching films or other media depicting that sort of thing simply because others think it is worthwhile. That includes all the Godfather films (which I have seen as a younger man), Goodfellas and that sort of crap. I am sorry, but that's exactly how I feel about such films.

My dislike of prison films is a bit more complicated. I do not know the reason why (I assure you that beyond the usual parking or speeding ticket I have never knowingly broken the law) but they make be feel sick and uneasy. I know the sort of depravity that goes on within the walls of the modern prison and so no matter how good a movie - Shawshank Redemption for example - I wouldn't and couldn't like it. Curiously, the sentiment does not extend to most POW films; The Great Escape, Von Ryan's Express etc are among my favorites. An exception is Sidney Lumet's The Hill; great film, but for me once was enough.
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Old 27-09-2008, 23:49   #27
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Every genre has some outstanding examples, so I doubt you could really dislike everything that genre has to offer, whatever your taste.
Suppose so, I really liked Superbad..
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Old 28-09-2008, 00:23   #28
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YES. It is a natural reaction and so I won't pretend to hide it.
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Every genre has some outstanding examples, so I doubt you could really dislike everything that genre has to offer, whatever your taste.
Definitley agree with this. I hate Westerns yet "Unforgiven" is in my top 20 films of all time.

I also quite like "The Good the Bad and the Ugly".

Everything else in the genre reeks of sunday afternoons to me though.

Cue the flaming from the Ford fans....
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Definitley agree with this. I hate Westerns yet "Unforgiven" is in my top 20 films of all time.

I also quite like "The Good the Bad and the Ugly".

Everything else in the genre reeks of sunday afternoons to me though.

Cue the flaming from the Ford fans....
*whispers* I'm the same, i like the Leone films and Unforgiven, but that's as far as I can dabble.
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I'd second westerns, just couldn't get into them but over the last couple of years I've seen some kind of enjoyable ones.

They are the only genre I consciously avoid, plus 'kids' films though these days there are very few films purely for kids
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Old 28-09-2008, 07:42   #32
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Raigmore - what about Some Like It Hot ? And have you seen Casino ?

and haters of musicals - don't forget Blues Bros, and give Dancer In The Dark (Lars von Trier / Björk) a try - very different, and a superb film imo.
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Old 28-09-2008, 07:54   #33
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and haters of musicals - don't forget Blues Bros, and give Dancer In The Dark (Lars von Trier / Björk) a try - very different, and a superb film imo.
See, I mentioned I like a few musicals, but I can't stand The Blues Brothers. Horrible film (save the car chase). Dancer In The Dark doesn't agree with me either, not being a fan of Bjork's whiney tones (although a girl at work who loves it, insists I borrow hers and re-watch).
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Raigmore - what about Some Like It Hot ? And have you seen Casino ?
I have not seen Casino and have absolutely no inclination to do so.

Some Like It Hot is one of my all time favourite comedies and I have seen it so many times that I know precisely where the various one-liners come in (the best being the one about water-polo). Yes, I know that there is a Gangster background to the film and I still get upset during the St Valentine's Day massacre scene because the poor garage-hand gets killed. But other than that, the presence of the mafia is dealt with as a black comedy (the birthday cake scene for example) and I can live with that.

My dislike of Gangster films is where those cowardly killers, who only seem to be tough when facing their adversaries down a gun barrel or similar situations with the odds heavily in their favour, become the 'heroes' or otherwise glorified in the film. I hate it when the writer and/or director tries to make us - the audience - see things from the gangster's warped perspective and almost try to evolve some sympathy for the character; all I feel is utter revulsion. But I can enjoy films that feature do a lot of organised crime but place the ethos firmly on the right side of society. It is for those reasons that I hate a film like White Heat but admire The Untouchables.
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My dislike of Gangster films is where those cowardly killers, who only seem to be tough when facing their adversaries down a gun barrel or similar situations with the odds heavily in their favour, become the 'heroes' or otherwise glorified in the film.
Have you actually ever sat down and watched any of these films in their entirety? Most crime/gangster films don't paint their characters in a favourable light at all and the characters usually get exactly what's coming to them. Crime very rarely pays at all in cinema.

There's no denying though that there are plenty of idiots out there (gangsta rappers for example) that seem to be positively influenced by these films but they are just missing the point.
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Have you actually ever sat down and watched any of these films in their entirety? Most crime/gangster films don't paint their characters in a favourable light at all and the characters usually get exactly what's coming to them. Crime very rarely pays at all in cinema.

There's no denying though that there are plenty of idiots out there (gangsta rappers for example) that seem to be positively influenced by these films but they are just missing the point.
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Old 28-09-2008, 11:05   #37
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Pinku, mondo.

Not too keen on musicals either although I loved Moulin Rouge and quite enjoyed Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is just anathema to me though.
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Probably westerns for me, I don't think I own any on DVD.
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Pinku, mondo.
I'm fond of pinku, myself.

Bearing in mind, it's one of the most prolific of genres in Japan - something along the lines of 500 movies a year - it's a platform for new directors to test their metal. There is little interference from financers and no artistic interference; so directors tend to experiment a fair bit, with anything from comedy, to bleak drama, to exploitation. There's a fair few gems out there, too.

With mondo films, I'm usually fascinated by them, although they have little return appeal. The Mondo Cane films are very interesting indeed, as are films like Addio Zio Tom or Africa Addio. Not for those of weak constitution, or the easily offended though.

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