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Old 19-06-2013, 10:53
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The Assassination of Jesse James, watched about an hour and gave up on it.

Casey Affleck's western accent whilst mumbling out his lines was incomprehensible.
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Old 19-06-2013, 11:04
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The New World, in fact any movie by Terence Malick.
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Old 19-06-2013, 11:29
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Tree of life.
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Old 19-06-2013, 11:31
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The Sting.
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Old 19-06-2013, 11:53
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Tree Of Life - awful.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything - I've tried to watch this twice now and have managed to get about 35 minutes in but no more. I adore Simon Pegg (way too much) but I just don't get this film in the slightest.
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Old 19-06-2013, 12:43
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Chinatown (just couldn't get into it)
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:08
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Oz: The great and the powerful
Despite a talented cast, i found Franco totally wrong for the part and the acting rather poor from the likes of the talented Michelle williams
I found the pace too slow and quite a poor script
I gave it a good hour before turning it off
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:24
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Take Shelter.
It got rave reviews but I turned it off after like 40 minutes
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:25
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Terminator: Salvation. I think I made it to the first line, then I realised it would be a shitty waste of ime
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:27
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The Hunger Games.

As soon as they arrived on the train to the 'rich' part of the land (which seemed to consist of loads of people wearing camp outfits and stupid hair styles) I lost interest. Gave it a few more minutes but bleh...
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:51
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The Grey
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:51
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Pretty in pink

Dougie has to be the most irritating character ever
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Old 19-06-2013, 13:54
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Silver Linings Playbook. Gave it 45 mins before giving up through boredom.

Yes, I know I'm a heartless monster

Saying that I've never managed to get through The Hurt Locker and that was suppose to be the best film ever made or something . . . . .
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:24
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Silver Linings Playbook. Gave it 45 mins before giving up through boredom.

Yes, I know I'm a heartless monster
I watched the whole thing, it was tedious overhyped nonsensical tripe. How many psychologist would deliberately piss off a patient then report them to the police?
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:31
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I may be wrong, but I can't recall ever giving up on a film. Even the most awful wreck may have something to salvage.

However, from now on I will always try to never be in the same room as Die Hard 5 again.
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:33
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I actually have a rule for films. If it doesn't interest me within an hour, it goes off. I think an hour is fair. I know people who turn films off after 2 minutes.
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:39
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Saying that I've never managed to get through The Hurt Locker and that was suppose to be the best film ever made or something . . . . .
I forgot about The Hurt Locker. Managed about 45 minutes I think. Surprisingly dull.
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:43
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I believe the only film I've ever given up on was the Wachowski's Speed Racer. Just couldn't get on with at all and decided to bail, which for me is monumental. One of those films you have to be in the right mood for and I guess I just wasn't.

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Old 19-06-2013, 16:04
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100 Million BC
Nazis at the Center of the Earth
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Fourth Kind
MirrorMask
Jack and the Beanstalk
2001: A Space Odyssey
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
The Thing 2011
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:06
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moulin rouge

one of the few films i've seen where the first half hour or so is liked being attacked by a film rather than watching it. I tried twice to get through it, gave up each time
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:10
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Tree Of Life - awful.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything - I've tried to watch this twice now and have managed to get about 35 minutes in but no more. I adore Simon Pegg (way too much) but I just don't get this film in the slightest.
It starts off shaky, but gets hilarious a bit later on. There is a scene involving his reflection that had me in stitches for ages, and i had to actually pause the movie until i calmed down.
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:50
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Tree Of Life - awful.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything - I've tried to watch this twice now and have managed to get about 35 minutes in but no more. I adore Simon Pegg (way too much) but I just don't get this film in the slightest.
Same here I thought it was awful. I also felt the same way about Paul .
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:16
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I really liked The Tree of life, but was expecting to turn it off. But really really liked it.
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:22
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The Hangover.

Everyone kept saying how funny it was, so I gave it a go.

Were they watching a different film? Gave up when a nude asian escaped from a car boot. What's that, about three quarters of the way through?
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:37
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Gladiator
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