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Old 29-07-2013, 17:56
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The Internship ticked every box I can imagine.

As if two actors I can't stand in the lead wasn't bad enough, there were the aggressive YouTube and poster campaigns (etc) headed by dual idiots and sell-outs Vaughan and Wilson, and that was before the subject matter.
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Old 29-07-2013, 21:55
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The only type of film i won't watch on principle is a snuff film. Anything else, i'm open to based on my interests and how it looks.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:03
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The only type of film i won't watch on principle is a snuff film. Anything else, i'm open to based on my interests and how it looks.
Pretty much this, and despite me absolutely loathing both Wilson & Vaughn i am actually interested in seeing The Internship.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:05
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American Rom-Coms. Or films with Steven Segal. Most other films which hopefully are only pretend (in extreme cases.) I will.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:14
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The Internship ticked every box I can imagine.

As if two actors I can't stand in the lead wasn't bad enough, there were the aggressive YouTube and poster campaigns (etc) headed by dual idiots and sell-outs Vaughan and Wilson, and that was before the subject matter.
American Rom-Coms. Or films with Steven Segal. Most other films which hopefully are only pretend (in extreme cases.) I will.
How are principles involved in these examples? They're just films you don't like the look of.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:15
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Any gangster film.I have zero interest in films where every single character is a lowlife.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:17
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What I call blood and snot films...war or serial killer types.

Also anything that is advertised over and over and over again on the telly or in the newspapers.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:18
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Any of the Scary Movie sequals, trash cinema is an epidemic these days, so so many bad films being made.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:22
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Any of the Scary Movie sequals, trash cinema is an epidemic these days, so so many bad films being made.
I was just about to post "Anything starring one of the Wayans brothers"
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:37
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American Rom-Coms. Or films with Steven Segal. Most other films which hopefully are only pretend (in extreme cases.) I will.
How about an American Rom-Com staring Steven Segal? You have to admit it would be interesting to see how it would turn out.
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Old 29-07-2013, 22:58
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Transformers films or anything of their ilk. They are poison to proper film-making and the fact that some films are now clearly trying to ape the style and turn it into a genre of its own (thankfully unsuccessfully) is even worse.
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Old 29-07-2013, 23:03
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Powder, Clownhouse, Jeepers Creepers 1&2 - basically anything directed by Victor Salva.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0759207/?ref_=sr_1
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Old 29-07-2013, 23:29
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A Serbian film is probably the only film I can think of that I wouldn't watch due to some of its content.
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Old 30-07-2013, 00:02
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Titanic. I don't care if it's one of the most successful films, I refuse to ever watch it.

I've gotten a few 'Omg how can you have never seen Titanic?!' moments, which somehow put me off it even more.

I also don't watch any Horror films.
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Old 30-07-2013, 00:48
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The only type of film i won't watch on principle is a snuff film. Anything else, i'm open to based on my interests and how it looks.
Pretty much this. There are plenty of films I probably wouldn't watch because they look crap. That's not quite the same as avoiding a film on principle. If it showed real rape, torture, murder or something along those lines, then I'd only entertain it on the basis that I might get the seller arrested for their efforts. But I certainly wouldn't watch it.

Anything else, I don't really assign "principles," to fictional film.
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Old 30-07-2013, 01:36
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The only type of film i won't watch on principle is a snuff film. Anything else, i'm open to based on my interests and how it looks.
Well, considering that not a single one has ever been found, I'd say you're on pretty safe ground.

Not out of principle but rather that they're desperately unfunny from the few I've seen, I don't watch Hollywood comedies. Also, largely because it's become such a lazy genre, I don't watch horror films.
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Old 30-07-2013, 01:41
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This is a film that I've seen but would not watch again.

A lot of people will disagree but 'American History X'.

The murder scene is just too much for me and spoils a film that I may have otherwise enjoyed.
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Old 30-07-2013, 01:58
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Not so much a principle - more like 'why waste the cash?' - but I'll give a wide berth to:

Richard Curtis/Hugh Grant/Aniston etc - twee romcom pigswill.

Sub-Guy Ritchie/Winstone/Vinnie Jones/Dyer (inevitably) etc - subnormal, knuckle-dragging, mockney 'Hardman' crap.
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Old 30-07-2013, 02:39
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Pointless remakes of classic films. Michael Caine movies seem to be especially vulnerable to this: Alfie, Get Carter, Sleuth etc.

The next Terminator film I will be giving a wide berth to considering how the franchise has deteriorated so far.

I agree with previous post on Richard Curtis films. Sloppy, puke-inducing, sentimental, posh, stereotyped and totally unbelievable bollocks.

Adaptations of Jane Austen novels - usually starring a posh girl like Kate Winslet or Keira Knightley - see Richard Curtis films for same reason.
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Old 30-07-2013, 05:30
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Old 30-07-2013, 05:40
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Chick Flicks - love stories, rom-Coms, etc - because I'm a bloke! A single bloke if that. Everyone and their dog keeps telling me to watch Love Actually. But refuse and will never see it not even until the sun burns out and my bones are dust!

Also will not watch any more of The Amazing Spidarman films, as I hated the first film so much. And that's quite unlike me!! As I watch anything and enjoy super hero movies. But that recent movie was just so boring and just don't like the characters created.
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Old 30-07-2013, 07:19
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Anything that Tarrantino is involved in. Pretentious, pointless garbage to me and yes, I've seen a couple like Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction. Awful.
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Old 30-07-2013, 08:28
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I will never watch Mama Mia, or Brokeback Mountain.
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Old 30-07-2013, 08:59
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Mama Mia and the harry potter franchies......
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Old 30-07-2013, 09:02
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Chick Flicks - love stories, rom-Coms, etc - because I'm a bloke! A single bloke if that. Everyone and their dog keeps telling me to watch Love Actually. But refuse and will never see it not even until the sun burns out and my bones are dust!

Also will not watch any more of The Amazing Spidarman films, as I hated the first film so much. And that's quite unlike me!! As I watch anything and enjoy super hero movies. But that recent movie was just so boring and just don't like the characters created.
I get somewhat miffed when I hear some say they won't watch something because or arbotery rules.

You shouldn't not watch chick flicks just because your a fella. To everything an open mind........
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