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Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:16:09 PM   
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Do you have a wide reaching scope of films or do you generally tend to stick to one or two genres? Are there any genres that you despise or have neglected to get into?


My genre favourites have changed over time. At one point it would have been a lot of sci fi, fantasy and comedy, now I barely watch comedies (there's not too many new films that I actually find all that funny) and while the other two still feature in my viewing they're starting to be eclipsed more by crime films and the fantasy has become almost exclusively comic book based.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:18:53 PM   
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I can't wait for Homer to click in about that title

By and large I'll watch anything. Genre isn't relevant and I think my viewing list for the year bears that out. I agree with you on comedy though - not a lot of laugh out loud stuff out there anymore.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:24:10 PM   
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Some posters around here (AHEM) persume that sci-fi is my main thing, and while I do talk about it a lot, it isn't my only thing. Indeed genre rarely enters into my top ten of the year.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:32:04 PM   
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By and large I'll watch anything. Genre isn't relevant and I think my viewing list for the year bears that out. I agree with you on comedy though - not a lot of laugh out loud stuff out there anymore.


It's weird, because I still find a lot of tv funny, just seems that same kind of humour makes it to the big screen anymore.


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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:32:59 PM   
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Isn't that a different use of the word 'genre'? Genre - the wider and older definition - will feature in your top 10, but 'genre' of the ComicCon world etc doesn't?

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:34:52 PM   
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Isn't that a different use of the word 'genre'? Genre - the wider and older definition - will feature in your top 10, but 'genre' of the ComicCon world etc doesn't?


Well in that sense isn't everything a genre? I was using it in the modern way - sci-fi/horror/fantasy.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:42:06 PM   
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But there is still the traditional use of the word genre - crime, comedy, SF, drama, western etc etc. First post references 2 of them so I'd go with the real meaning of the term, beloved of film studies students everywhere.


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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:46:48 PM   
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I'll watch most things, though I tend to stay away from horror and (for want of a better term) arty films. Not that I never enjoy them, its just they never really grab my interest when deciding on something to watch.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:46:59 PM   
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My interest in action/fantasy films has severely plummeted over the years.

About four/five years ago I would have probably seen something like Cowboys vs. Aliens regardless of the reviews, simply because of the genre it plays in. Not now, though.


I don't think there's been any genre that I've taken more of an interest in in its place, though - I probably just try to see a wider range of older/foreign/cultish films, instead

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 2:59:39 PM   
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I have to psyche myself up for action films the eighties/early nineties variety in particular. I tend to avoid from a lot of popular comedies (usually American) because they just donít make me laugh I get around to them eventually but nothing has impressed or changed my mind in quite some time. Having said that anything is technically game but my cinema ventures have decreased in the last few years. I think I am more likely to stay away from certain actors and directors than a certain genre.

Cowboys and Aliens has to my mind only one truly good moment.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:00:45 PM   
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The end-titles? ....

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:01:22 PM   
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I see pretty much anything. Genre doesn't really come in to it (although I do very rarely see many straight comedies), it's more to do with who it is thats calling the shots behind the camera than anything.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:02:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

The end-titles? ....




SPOILERS!

Okay two...I'll admit to laughing out loud when Harrison Ford questioned what the Aliens wanted the gold for.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:14:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen


quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

The end-titles? ....




SPOILERS!

Okay two...I'll admit to laughing out loud when Harrison Ford questioned what the Aliens wanted the gold for.


Hang your head in shame - you can't be giving that kind of stuff validation!

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:17:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen


quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

The end-titles? ....




SPOILERS!

Okay two...I'll admit to laughing out loud when Harrison Ford questioned what the Aliens wanted the gold for.


Hang your head in shame - you can't be giving that kind of stuff validation!


I have no shame but maybe it was a desperate laugh (that and I was thinking the same thing), the film is still awful.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:26:34 PM   
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I watch pretty much anything that takes my fancy; my DVD and Blu-Ray collection has a pretty healthy number of films in just about every category. (It is missing out on horror, though.)

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 3:48:50 PM   
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I like to think that I watch a pretty broad array of titles from many different genres. Although that being said, I tend to avoid musicals and populist romantic comedies like the plague.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 4:15:23 PM   
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When I was younger I was all about the horror and comedy, then I got pretentious and only wanted classics and nowadays I will watch most genres but mainly choose based upon hearing good things or a particular actor/director.

Still: Favourites: Sci Fi/Horror/Martial Arts/Weird/Fantasy

Least Favourite: Comedies/Rom Coms



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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 4:18:57 PM   
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I generally avoid rom-coms and I don't go for too many comedies these days as I find most modern attempts at humour to be utterly shite and juvenile, at least when compared to the classics. Don't watch too many musicals either, again its not that I don't like them its just they don't make em like they used to. Other than that I'm all about genre hopping, sci-fi, action, drama, whatever works really.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 4:46:25 PM   
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I tend towards the geekier end of things in my tastes although I'm not overly keen on slasher/torture porn type Horrors. I'm not a big fan of musicals and for the most part I can't abide Mockey Crime/ Football hooligan type films (although I do like Layer Cake and the new Pusher remake wasn't too bad either).

I will give pretty much anything a go though.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 5:10:51 PM   
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Anything goes. Wouldn't want to miss out on a gem because the type of genre it falls into may not appeal to me.
If I'd chosen to never watch Rom-Coms, for example, I'd have missed out on Kissing Jessica Stein, Girlfriends (1978) and The American president which are three of my all-time favourite films.
Plus they sometimes have tits in them.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 5:39:13 PM   
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I have seen very few Westerns. Not intentionally , but mostly through laziness. When I watch the Good, the Bad and the Ugly as part of the Eurovision thing it will be my first full viewing as I fell asleep during the first attempt (heavily pregnant at the time).

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 6:00:12 PM   
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I liked Cowboys vs Aliens.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 6:17:47 PM   
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I don't hate Cowboys & Aliens, I don't think there is anything in it that is offensive enough to make you hate it. It's just a missed opportunity. And it jumps the shark about an hour in with a twist that has zero set-up or, indeed, a major payoff. I put this down to the script having a few writers and it being changed a lot over the years.

I love action. horror (but not too gory, no 'torture porn') and sci-fi movies. When I was younger, it was more action but I have grown to enjoy and appreciate sci-fi now. I am happy to watch most genres if the premise to the film interests me

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 7:31:13 PM   
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I actively avoid anything to do with martial arts.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 7:34:29 PM   
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I actively avoid anything to do with martial arts.


I thought you looked like a guy who didn't exactly know how to handle himself.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 8:20:28 PM   
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Anything goes with me, apart from Horror. Well, certain horror anyway. I can't be doing with all that Hostel kind of stuff.

Not a genre as such but I am drawn to anything of a post apocalyptic / end of the world nature, Mad Max, Children of Men, I am Legend, Day After Tomorrow etc, and by extension I really like Zombie films, but it is the end of the world element that fascinates as opposed to the horror / gore element if you follow?



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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 8:44:11 PM   
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I don't watch musicals or romance, other than those I'll gives most films a watch. Sci-fi is my main thing though, I'll watch anything if it's sci-fi.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 8:47:20 PM   
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Don't do musicals. My mother is a music teacher. Childhood saturation.
Don't do Horror.
Don't do Rom/Com unless it's a means to an end.
Comedy only rarely. Active avoidance of Stiller/Vaughn/Wilson and general US drivel. Exceptions for the South Park lads.

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RE: Genrelly Speaking - 2/7/2012 9:54:56 PM   
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I have pretty varied tastes and am open to most things, but I loathe 99% of musicals and am not overly keen on most silent slapstick from the early days of cinema (don't like Chaplin and can take or leave Keaton), but even in both of those there there are exceptions.

I don't think I have a favourite genre, really.

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