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Thread started 09/23/17 2:22am

Hudson

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What does it take for you to not finish a movie?

If I can't get into it after the first 40 minutes, I give up and rate it a 1 on IMDB out of spite. I'm too angry at that point to care if it pays off.

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #1 posted 09/23/17 5:03am

EmmaMcG

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If I start a movie, I'll finish it. The only time I've been tempted to not watch until the end was the remake of Ghostbusters. If I can survive to the end of that, I'll survive anything.
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Reply #2 posted 09/23/17 7:45am

damosuzuki

i stop watching movies all the time. it's the cinematic equivalent of a sunk cost: don't stay with something you're not enjoying just because you've put a 1/2 hr into it. if it's not working for you, find something else to do with the next hour or two.

it's usually trashy, cheap horror/slasher movies that i give up on. there's about three trillion of them streaming on various platforms, and most of them really aren't worth watching, and you can generally figure that out pretty quickly. if the film has no energy or drive or sense of fun, then i turn it off and try to find something that will scratch my itch.

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Reply #3 posted 09/24/17 12:56am

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If I fall asleep well that's usually it!

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Reply #4 posted 09/24/17 6:03am

damosuzuki

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ZombieKitten said:

If I fall asleep well that's usually it!

i went to the local arthouse theatre to catch tarkovsky's stalker yesterday afternoon. i specifically chose the matinee because i knew i'd fall asleep during the evening showing. i love the movie, but it's basically 165 minutes of russians mumbling and walking very slowly. it definitely could put someone to sleep. sexton would like it i'm sure.

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Reply #5 posted 09/24/17 10:09am

morningsong

Not much. Anything that doesn't hold my attention and at least make me curious what happens to the characters I usually let it go.
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Reply #6 posted 09/24/17 10:48am

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Zombie, I bet u look cute asleep. wink

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 09/24/17 9:41pm

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ZombieKitten said:

If I fall asleep well that's usually it!

yeahthat everytime I have tried to watch The English Patient (1996) lol zzz

[Edited 9/24/17 21:42pm]

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Reply #8 posted 09/25/17 12:25am

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damosuzuki said:

razz

ZombieKitten said:

If I fall asleep well that's usually it!

i went to the local arthouse theatre to catch tarkovsky's stalker yesterday afternoon. i specifically chose the matinee because i knew i'd fall asleep during the evening showing. i love the movie, but it's basically 165 minutes of russians mumbling and walking very slowly. it definitely could put someone to sleep. sexton would like it i'm sure.

Those articles you posted about it nearly made me fall asleep zzz

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Reply #9 posted 09/25/17 5:31am

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If I start watching, I'll watch all of it. The exception to this is the recent MacBeth, which was infuriatingly awful beyond measure and had to be abandoned.

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Reply #10 posted 09/25/17 8:24am

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If the story is dragging or I just cannot get into the story yawn

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Reply #11 posted 09/25/17 9:52am

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I can take a lot of abuse, but things that are absolute dealbreakers for me include...

* Exceptionally cliché-ridden dialogue

* Deus ex machina

* Gratuitous nudity -- especially that of women

* Adaptations that are utterly ignorant of -- or disrepectful to -- the spirit of source material.

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #12 posted 09/25/17 11:52am

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Lammastide said:

I can take a lot of abuse, but things that are absolute dealbreakers for me include...



* Exceptionally cliché-ridden dialogue


* Deus ex machina


* Gratuitous nudity -- especially that of women


* Adaptations that are utterly ignorant of -- or disrepectful to -- the spirit of source material.




Some of the best movies ever made feature some of these things.
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Reply #13 posted 09/25/17 12:53pm

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Many American movies in the last ten years. Amazing how bloody many are. You would have gotten an X rating for many of todays horror films.

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Reply #14 posted 09/25/17 1:42pm

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Lammastide said:

I can take a lot of abuse, but things that are absolute dealbreakers for me include...

* Exceptionally cliché-ridden dialogue

* Deus ex machina

* Gratuitous nudity -- especially that of women

* Adaptations that are utterly ignorant of -- or disrepectful to -- the spirit of source material.

i was kinda flippant earlier, just referencing trashy horror movies that really aren't worth anyone's time, but one thing i should have noted is that i definitely have a tough time when it comes to one quality: 'children in peril' films. that is definitely something that's kept me away from movies that otherwise are worth watching. not always, but often.

the biggest example of that for me is 'grave of the fireflies.' i've probably started it 3 or 4 times, and i don't think i've ever made it more than 20 minutes in. i have an emotional reaction to it that's really unlike any other movie i've attempted, that's so intense that i can't stand it, and i don't see myself ever trying again.

i gave lion a pass last year because i heard enough about it to make me think i would not have a good response to that one either.

guess i'm a wimp!

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Reply #15 posted 09/25/17 1:52pm

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Only if its really horrible, like "Dunkirk" was. In fact, I've only walked out of two movies in my life - "Dunkirk" and "Howard the Duck".

I walked out of "Dunkirk" because I thought it was stupid but when they killed the boy on the boat, that was the last straw for me. I walked out of "Howard the Duck" because it was just plain unlikeable.

Fortunately for me, I'm old enough to know what kind of movies I will not like. Basically, if someone is going to die and it's not because they were killed by Arnold, Sly, Statham or a monster, then I won't watch it. I'm the same way with medical TV shows. I absolutely refuse to watch them. No exceptions. There's enough real suffering in the world, why should I look at some made-up BS on TV?

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Reply #16 posted 09/25/17 1:55pm

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Seems like I don't go to movies anymore--the last two I went to were film documentaries of rock bands, namely the Beatles and X-Japan (my son turned me on to them lol). I tend to go to local band concerts which are the same price as a movie. Much more fun.

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Reply #17 posted 09/25/17 2:08pm

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not much

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Reply #18 posted 09/26/17 8:12am

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This question really takes on impact when you qualify it with “in the movie theater”.

I, in my youth, walked out of “Clan of the Cave Bear” and “Give My Regards to Broadstreet” in the 80’s. Damn that was when Purple Rain was about to get big.
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Reply #19 posted 09/26/17 1:27pm

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sandra bullock..except Crash...

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Reply #20 posted 09/26/17 2:03pm

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Image result for zodiac movie

The book was much more interesting and in depth. This damn movie kept going in circles and I got bored after the second hour. Fell asleep woke back up..IT WAS STILL ON talking about who the killer MIGHT be...I left.

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Reply #21 posted 09/26/17 2:22pm

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EmmaMcG said:

Lammastide said:

I can take a lot of abuse, but things that are absolute dealbreakers for me include...

* Exceptionally cliché-ridden dialogue

* Deus ex machina

* Gratuitous nudity -- especially that of women

* Adaptations that are utterly ignorant of -- or disrepectful to -- the spirit of source material.

Some of the best movies ever made feature some of these things.


I don't disagree. Seems one thing that sets masters apart is their ability to know just how to screw the rules of "good filmmaking" ...to make an even better film. I wouldn't trust these things in the hands of most filmmakers, however. It's usually bollocks.

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μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
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Reply #22 posted 09/26/17 5:31pm

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ufoclub said:

This question really takes on impact when you qualify it with “in the movie theater”.



Then I could add the seats being too hard as a reason.

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
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Reply #23 posted 09/26/17 7:09pm

morningsong

I've never walked out of a theater but I have switched screens at a drive-in. I'm getting my $5 worth, dammit.

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Reply #24 posted 09/26/17 7:21pm

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morningsong said:

I've never walked out of a theater but I have switched screens at a drive-in. I'm getting my $5 worth, dammit.

They still have Drive-Ins? lol The last movie I saw at a Drive-In was Romancing The Stone. razz

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Reply #25 posted 09/26/17 9:32pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



morningsong said:


I've never walked out of a theater but I have switched screens at a drive-in. I'm getting my $5 worth, dammit.



They still have Drive-Ins? lol The last movie I saw at a Drive-In was Romancing The Stone. razz




There's 2 that I know of. It was great as the kids grew, they could play til they fell asleep when they were toddlers, As they grew there are 3 screens, they'd watch theirs we'd watch ours. Now there's the grandbabe and back we go.
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Reply #26 posted 09/27/17 8:24am

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Finishing Graffiti Bridge was a chore.

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Reply #27 posted 09/27/17 1:38pm

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Finishing Graffiti Bridge was a chore.

it was after the 40th time for me

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Reply #28 posted 09/27/17 9:49pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Finishing Graffiti Bridge was a chore.


I actually love freaking LOVE the music. ..so i have a trick.

As soon as someone starts speaking on screen, start a conversation, have a beer, RELAX. When a band comes on. ...shut up. The man is playing.


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Reply #29 posted 09/28/17 10:19am

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Making funny faces is not acting. I loved when the Time were manhandling him.

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