7.11.2009

Another Movie List

Whenever some organization or critic puts together a best movies list, he/she also puts together a worst movies list to compliment and contrast with the good.....

Recently I posted my favorite Black movies list as well as my favorite overall list. I always intended to revisit this subject and eventually post my worst movies list, as well....

However there is a problem in that I am having trouble naming any movies that I don't like, primarily because I only go see movies that catch me with the trailer in the first place...

The cost of a movie ticket these days makes me very selective in what I go to see. It also makes me selective in the bootlegs that I buy on the street, since they do cost a few bucks..

And the movies that I may download from the internet...If I'm gonna get busted for movie theft....I want it to be a movie that I liked and actually wanted to see...

I can name movies that I refused to see.......”Soul Plane” for instance....
I can name movies that I walked out on.....”Hotel New Hampshire" to name one...

But a list of movies that I didn't like.....well....here goes... In no certain order...

The Color Purple...or Stuff by Steven Spielberg...He whitewashes good stories..takes the teeth out of them for the masses....turning mature stories into bedtime stories for children..

Brokeback Mountain....bored me to tears....If I had been in a theater, I would have left within 20 minutes...as it was, I was viewing a friend's copy and simply turned it off...There are straight guys who can play gay...but these two weren't it.....

Claire of the Moon....an absolute joke of a movie...saw it at the premier in Chicago...the entire audience loudly and verbally abused this movie during the screening...It remains a travesty..

Thelma and Louise...I wanted this one to be good...It was girls night out.... One of my favorite actors (Susan Sarandon)...two of us didn't like it and said so....blew that date...

Jodie Foster movies....with the exception of Silence of the Lambs...that includes Taxi Driver

Tropical Thunder....Robert Downey was funny as hell...but the movie was too damn long...fell asleep on it...still have it in my rack of movies to revisit in order to give it a second chance...maybe..

Dave Chapelle's Block Party....another one turned off after 20 minutes in...

Steven Seagal movies...nearly all of them....seen a few...hated em...they were usually always date movies not of my choosing... the one about the submarine with Tommy Lee Jones and the blond crazy guy...that one was okay..

Animal House and Animal House genre movies...young white boys getting stoned, puking, drinking beer, and doing tricks with feces and their undersized male parts don't tickle my funny bone in the least...

American Beauty with Kevin Spacey....boring.....

X Files....movies and TV series......boring....and I paid for that one....Only one episode that I liked...it was called, I believe....”Humbug”....It contained a character named The conundrum...

Bruno movies....He's so not funny....

Wow....I'm getting a headache trying to think about stuff I don't like....so I will stop now...

My list of best movies continues to grow...I think at my age, I need to do a “best” list for every decade...

Because after the fact...I left out some damn good movies on my first list....like

The Godfather movies...all three...
Bonnie and Clyde....Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway
The Hunger with the afore mentioned Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie
Street Car Named Desire with Marlon Brando and Karl Maldon
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Paul Newman, Liz Taylor
Suddenly Last Summer, Liz Taylor and Montgomery Clift and Katherine Hepburn
Silence of the Lambs
The Long Hot Summer.... You can see, I've just got a thing for Tennessee Williams...

I quit....

to be continued later...
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