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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:24:44 PM   
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Everything I read and heard about Napoleon Dynamite indicated I would love it but I've watched it twice and still haven't laughed. I didn't disilke the film or anyone in it and even quite enjoyed the story but I just didn't find it funny.
Oh and Dev, surely laughing for a whole 7-8 minutes is quite a lot of laughing? I just tried it and my jaw was aching after 30 seconds.


Netflix use Napoleon Dynamite as their ultimate unpredictable film- they even offered a prize if someone could prefect a predictive algorithm for the site's 'you might also like' that worked out who would like it.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:32:16 PM   
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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:33:20 PM   
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Commando.

XXX: The Next Level.

Showdown In Little Tokyo.

These are the best comedies ever made.


Isn't this unpopular opinions not stupid opinions?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:34:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cool Breeze

Commando.

XXX: The Next Level.

Showdown In Little Tokyo.

These are the best comedies ever made.


Isn't this unpopular opinions not stupid opinions?


Don't you ever read this thread?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:36:25 PM   
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We generally try to pretend it doesn't exist.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:37:25 PM   
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I don't really watch comedy films anyway. The best comedy is found on TV because that's where the best comedy writers are.


Yep, I'd agree with that 100%.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:38:42 PM   
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We generally try to pretend it doesn't exist.


Maybe ignoring it gives it power.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 12:43:38 PM   
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I don't really watch comedy films anyway. The best comedy is found on TV because that's where the best comedy writers are.


Yep, I'd agree with that 100%.


Do you watch Louie, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family and Community? Those are my favourites still on air.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 1:11:31 PM   
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I don't really watch comedy films anyway. The best comedy is found on TV because that's where the best comedy writers are.


Yep, I'd agree with that 100%.


Do you watch Louie, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family and Community? Those are my favourites still on air.


Off-Topic, sorry mods, but Delocated is a must-see. My favourite US comedy of all time.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 7:56:27 PM   
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Oh and Dev, surely laughing for a whole 7-8 minutes is quite a lot of laughing? I just tried it and my jaw was aching after 30 seconds.


7-8 minutes is the accumulative funny time found in The Dictator. IE, a funny first five minutes, an amusing Looney Tunes rocket science bit, the Saudi Arabia torture joke and some other bit I already forgot. Hence, 7-8 minutes of laughter.

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There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 8:02:43 PM   
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Oh and Dev, surely laughing for a whole 7-8 minutes is quite a lot of laughing? I just tried it and my jaw was aching after 30 seconds.


7-8 minutes is the accumulative funny time found in The Dictator. IE, a funny first five minutes, an amusing Looney Tunes rocket science bit, the Saudi Arabia torture joke and some other bit I already forgot. Hence, 7-8 minutes of laughter.


Wait, so there's exactly 7 funny jokes in Borat and 7-8 minutes of funny jokes in The Dictator. What are the 7 funny jokes in Borat?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 6/9/2012 8:08:23 PM   
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If I only could give a damn about remembering them. I know there was a funny dumb moment involving a bear, cockroaches and Jews, the scene where Borat discovers the love of his wife is not a virgin and I forgot.

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There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 10/9/2012 4:13:05 PM   
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What was the last great Horror film?
Or one that scared you sh*tless ?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 4:09:43 PM   
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What was the last great Horror film?
Or one that scared you sh*tless ?

Its difficult to define great as sometimes as sometimes that can only be judged over time.

The first Paranormal Activity I thought was a pretty unquiqe take on an old idea, and I found it to be well crafted and truly creepy. IMO it is this decades Blair Witch. Eden Lake was impressive for the most part too as it was unforgiving satire holding a mirror up to the modern world. It had flaws but again as a fresh horror film it felt exciting even if I don't know if I would want to sit through it again any time soon.

Here's an Unpopular Opinion Shame is a much better film then Steve McQueen's debut Hunger. I often hear people say that Shame was impressive up to a point but that it just lacks a little something to make it great, maybe than the plot never devolps the way it should. I disagree I think it is the restraint of the film which partly gives it its edge. It is all about a loss soul trapped in a certain steriotypical male role who lives a double life and comes alive at night. It is also a interesting depiction of New York a far more haunting vision of the city. Fassbender is at his brooding, cold, animalistic best and Mulligan matches him. Whereas Hunger features a wonderful one man show by Fassbender outside of his performance the film leaves me a bit cold.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 4:27:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

What was the last great Horror film?
Or one that scared you sh*tless ?


The Paranormal Activity films (in particular the third one) scared the crap out of me.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 4:37:36 PM   
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I haven't been scared whilst watching a film since I was a child.

I've been creeped out, I've been disgusted and I've been slightly unnerved whilst watching a film but fear is not an emotion that a film can evoke from me.

I think the last time I was truly terrified whilst watching a film would have been the first time I saw the original Nightmare on Elm Street or probably the dream sequence from An American Werewolf in London. Both occasions would have been when I was about 8 or 9 years old.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 5:16:05 PM   
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I haven't watched any of the Paranormal films and that's mainly down to me not liking the home-footage/lost footage type concepts.And that's one of the reasons I found Blair Witch less of a film that creeped me out and more of a film that I found generally annoying to watch.

I think films that did scare me were films when I was growing up (1980's/90's).
My mind and feelings were still in progression and the naivety to which I put these films on culminated in my fears to never go near the VHS player ever again ('ever again' didn't last long mind).
Films like ALIEN,IT,Terminator,JAWS and many other Films around that era,or before it, left me in deep thought to never turn off the lights again.
Now I don't all expect those feelings to occur nowadays because I'm older and experienced but I do want to be scared and creeped out on occasions.

But I suppose that's down to the originality of said above films of the time,and I'm left scratching my head as to what Films of the past 10 years have ever left me feeling alittle worried.

Sure there's a few scenes in films that pop-into my head ie like the creepy crab-position that ('I love rocks!!') Fifield was positioned in Prometheus when the black goo messed with his DNA,along with the creepy Joker laugh in TDK after he announces his intentions of keeping to his word ("I'm a man of my word") and,surprisingly,the Light-sabering butchering of Anakin Skywalker in the final Star Wars prequel film I found very disturbing and out of context with the child-friendly notion the previous prequel films portrayed.

But none of these,even Prometheus, would be considered Horror films and having seen my fair share of modern Horror flicks then I think it is somewhat comical that I haven't even touched upon one scene in these modern Horror movies.Sad state of affairs really.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 5:25:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

What was the last great Horror film?


Cabin in the Woods


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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

Or one that scared you sh*tless ?


That one's harder, I think Paranormal Activity/The Orphanage, back in 2007.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 7:30:18 PM   
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I haven't been scared whilst watching a film since I was a child.

I've been creeped out, I've been disgusted and I've been slightly unnerved whilst watching a film but fear is not an emotion that a film can evoke from me.

I think the last time I was truly terrified whilst watching a film would have been the first time I saw the original Nightmare on Elm Street or probably the dream sequence from An American Werewolf in London. Both occasions would have been when I was about 8 or 9 years old.


The only truly scary thing I have seen in the last decade was the girl coming out of the telly in the Japanese original of The Ring - I didn't expect that at all!


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 7:34:34 PM   
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The final 10 minutes of Rec scared me.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 9:13:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

What was the last great Horror film?


Cabin in the Woods
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

Or one that scared you sh*tless ?


That one's harder, I think Paranormal Activity/The Orphanage, back in 2007.

Cabin in the Woods was more of a horror comedy which I don't think was meant to be scary. There are certain things in there which work as horror, like the special effects and some sinster voyisusm.

The Orphanage I really liked and was very scary not least at the pictures.

A couple of others from the last decade which stand out for me are Switchblade Romance and A Tale of Two Sisters. The Dutch version of The Verishing is a bit of a masterpiece mind you that was back in 88 now.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 9:51:02 PM   
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There's only been 2 moments in recent years where horror movies have made me literally jump. The first being the scene in Paranormal Activity 2 where EVERYTHING OPENS in the kitchen, and the scene in Insidious where the red-faced demon first appears at the dinner table..

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 9:57:08 PM   
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There's only been 2 moments in recent years where horror movies have made me literally jump. The first being the scene in Paranormal Activity 2 where EVERYTHING OPENS in the kitchen, and the scene in Insidious where the red-faced demon first appears at the dinner table..


Aye, I audibly moaned like a child when that happened. The bathroom scene in the third one and the 'hair' bit shit me right up too.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 10:12:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

What was the last great Horror film?


Cabin in the Woods


Cabin in the Woods was more of a horror comedy which I don't think was meant to be scary. There are certain things in there which work as horror, like the special effects and some sinster voyisusm.



To be fair, Rebel did make that distinction by saying that there are films scarier than CITW.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 10:26:19 PM   
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What was the last great Horror film?
Or one that scared you sh*tless ?

Paranormal Activity affected my sleep for days after seeing it the first time. The footprints in the talcum powder, the girl being dragged out of bed, the sight of the open door itself when you're waiting for something to happen, it all made for a very effective and terrifying horror movie.

It sucks now, but then I'm very rarely scared by the same thing twice (I'm assuming most of us are like that?), but at the time I was a wreck

The Shining has always been creepy though.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 11:28:41 PM   
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The Descent is the last most recent horror movie to properly shit me up. I was really impressed by how claustrophobic and properly fucking scary it really was. Repeat viewings have lessened its impact somewhat, but it's still really good and Neil Marshall's best film by a country mile.

Blair Witch, The Exorcist and Alien still give me the creeps to this day.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 11/9/2012 11:38:43 PM   
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The Descent is the last most recent horror movie to properly shit me up. I was really impressed by how claustrophobic and properly fucking scary it really was. Repeat viewings have lessened its impact somewhat, but it's still really good and Neil Marshall's best film by a country mile.

Blair Witch, The Exorcist and Alien still give me the creeps to this day.


See I found it really difficult to get into the depths of the Blair Witch Project.
The stories lead was just so irritable that ,for me,crowded over the whole point of the film.

Other film-scenes (slowly but surely are coming back into thought) that have sprung to mind are the creepy Pale-Man in Pan's Labyrinth,the Ghost child in Devils Backbone and the Rabbit-suited guy in Donnie Darko.

Off-topic:I would very much like Del Toro to go back to that fantastical fantasy realm in his future works.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 12/9/2012 12:24:03 AM   
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I've not been properly scared by a film since I was young. Freaked out and disturbed, yes, but not scared. I'd say the last really good horror film was The House Of The Devil. Then again, that's not saying much because I find most films in the genre to be a bit shitty, and I can't think of more than 3 from the last 20+ years that I thought were actually great films.

The most freaked out I've been in recent memory was Paranormal Activity and Black Swan probably. And as far as being disturbed goes, Snowtown takes the cake by fucking miles. That film felt legit evil from start to finish. It's an incredible piece of film making.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 12/9/2012 12:32:43 AM   
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The only feeling House of the Devil elicited from me was utter boredom.

Hey, Ti West, a slow burn pace is a good thing, but you also have to have scary stuff happen, too.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 12/9/2012 1:44:42 AM   
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I've not been properly scared by a film since I was young. Freaked out and disturbed, yes, but not scared. I'd say the last really good horror film was The House Of The Devil. Then again, that's not saying much because I find most films in the genre to be a bit shitty, and I can't think of more than 3 from the last 20+ years that I thought were actually great films.

The most freaked out I've been in recent memory was Paranormal Activity and Black Swan probably. And as far as being disturbed goes, Snowtown takes the cake by fucking miles. That film felt legit evil from start to finish. It's an incredible piece of film making.


God, yes. Brilliant film but I'll never watch it again.When I saw it a girl in the cinema had to leave to throw up during the bathroom sequence. I nearly did the same during the grimly matter-of-fact rape scene. And as for the fat woman and the egg sandwich...

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