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    I loathe Pretty Woman.
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    Another one for me. Dr. Who. No really, I just don't get the phenomenon.


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    Gone with the Wind. Bunch of idiotic people living off of a slavery-based economy. We were supposed to be sorry this shallow lifestyle is gone? And I never believed the plot twists. Just too long with too many characters I didnt like.


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    Have to agree with everyone who hated Forrest Gump the movie. But I loved the book. Read it one summer along with Handling Sin and A Confederacy of Dunces. Kind of a trilogy of strange humor.

    Casting Tom Hanks was a big mistake. Yes, I know he won an Oscar. But a big part of the Forrest persona was that he was huge, blond and very handsome. The movie even messed up the box of chocolates quote.

    Another movie I hate is City of Angels, which was the American remake of my favorite movie of all times,(as you can tell from my sig line), Wings of Desire. Wherein the unemployed trapeze artist who was the object of the angel's desire had to be turned into a brain surgeon, and of course, had to die in the end. Stupid!
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    Oh there is a list - as far as movies - Titanic, Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, Bridges of Mad County (HATED HATED it), True Grit (either version), Hatfieds...also not a Leo fan and am horrified by the "remake" of Great Gatsby. Ick. Also hated Legends of the Fall(of course the scenery is awesome but the story...seriously?) Not a Bond fan (didn't mind the one with Roger Moore when it involved, briefly, skiing), also NOT a Harry Potter fan after the first one, or a Spiderman, or Batman fan. Words cannot express how much I loathed No Country for Old Men (may never forgive TL Jones for that), also hated There Will be Blood and for sure, Open Water, a complete waste about two people who bob around in the water, forgotten by their scuba boat, until they are eaten. Have no intention of reading Twilight/50 shades etc. Also didn't like Da Vinci code. And dislke anything by Quention Tarantino. Oh and WATERWORLD!!!!

    OTOH, its not like I sit and scribble on stone tablet all day, and there are plenty I DO like!! I'm not (usually) stupid either and I did like Forrest Gump, and Private Ryan (for many reasons), also like the 'burbs (isn't that Hanks?) and a special plug for While you were Sleeping, which I still love (not Hanks, just thought I'd mention it). Also adored Catcher. Loved Any Given Sunday, loved the Lethal Weapon series (II especially).



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    Twilight. Both the books and movies. The stupidity of them angers me.

    I also can't stand any movie that involves Julia Roberts or Renee Zellweger.

    If we're going classic, sign me up on the Steinbeck haters list. My DH and I regularly rant about how much we hated reading Grapes of Wrath. It's a subject that comes up far more often than it should, lol. I also hated Red Pony.


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    I'm curious why those who hated Bridges of Madison County reacted so strongly. I'm a straight guy and I liked it a great deal.

    That said, one film that at the time of its release and ever afterward seems to mesmerize everyone was Midnight Cowboy. I think Dustin Hoffman is a great actor and enjoyed so many of his films, but honestly found myself so bored during a first run theater exhibition of Midnight Cowboy that I found myself studying some interesting plaster moldings in the ceiling of the old theater where I saw it, pretty much the same way I did when I got stuck having to listen for 3-1/2 hours to Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' in Chicago at the opera house many years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamantane View Post
    That said, one film that at the time of its release and ever afterward seems to mesmerize everyone was Midnight Cowboy. I think Dustin Hoffman is a great actor and enjoyed so many of his films, but honestly found myself so bored during a first run theater exhibition of Midnight Cowboy that I found myself studying some interesting plaster moldings in the ceiling of the old theater where I saw it, pretty much the same way I did when I got stuck having to listen for 3-1/2 hours to Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' in Chicago at the opera house many years ago.
    That movie was dreadful. Writing a report on it was required for a Modern Lit class I was taking. I was mesmerised, alright, to the point of falling asleep. I also never got the movie but, despite a long scathing rant against the movie, I did get a good grade on the report. I preferred the Midnight Wowboy condensed version in Mad Magazine.
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    Harry potter
    Twilight
    Hunger Games.



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    Harry Potter, Twilight, Catcher in the Rye, anything Hemingway, Titanic, Midnight Cowboy, anything where people whine endlessly about their sad lives, anything that gives me nightmares (Elm Street, Friday the 13th, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_pacer View Post
    I agree on Citizen Kane and MUST ask, WTH is the fascination with Gone With The Wind? I have never been able to get through more than a few minutes of that tripe? And might as well add a bunch of Bogart's wonderful stuff: Maltese Falcon, Casablanca......all gag worthy and boring.
    I HATE GWTW (book and movie both) with the white-hot passion of a thousand suns.

    It's bad romance. Never got the appeal.

    And as long as I'm slamming Southern literature (and I am a native), William Faulkner sucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chall View Post
    The daVinci code, but the next two were exercises in s&m, IMO.
    I liked the first DaVinci Code book but you are so right about the other 2. Those two books should come w/ freakin' warning labels, b/c if you've ever experienced sexual abuse of any kind, they WILL trigger.

    I didn't like Skyfall either. It was like they took all the "Bond" out of Bond (not to mention all the plotline) and made it into just another adventure movie. I won't be seeing another one if this is what they're going to be like now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
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    If we're going classic, sign me up on the Steinbeck haters list. My DH and I regularly rant about how much we hated reading Grapes of Wrath. It's a subject that comes up far more often than it should, lol. I also hated Red Pony.
    I would agree here. hated Red Pony, and the Pearl! And grapes of wrath.Makes me think about renting Paul blart Mall Cop (which I did enjoy) for some reason.


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    AND Nicholas Sparks - stoooooooop him! Didn't he do Message in a Bottle? hated that one too (I am okay with Kevin C, hated waterworld, but okay with tincup, open range, dances with wolves).


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    Quote Originally Posted by linquest View Post
    Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight. I don't get the vampire trend. Makes me laugh that 50 Shades was originally free Twilight fanfiction. It's not even good smut
    I can't believe anyone really likes Fifty Shades. I think people just pretend they do because they think it's cool or sexy. It is so not sexy to like that book


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    Quote Originally Posted by lilitiger2 View Post
    AND Nicholas Sparks - stoooooooop him! Didn't he do Message in a Bottle? hated that one too (I am okay with Kevin C, hated waterworld, but okay with tincup, open range, dances with wolves).
    Nicholas Sparks is king of the pop fiction formula writers. Only names and locations change.
    I get crap from people regularly for hating Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Forrest Gump.


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    I love literature of all kinds, from the classics to chick lit. However, there are a few critically acclaimed, almost universally beloved books that I really hated, for often incomprehensible reasons.

    Catch 22. I found the main character so dislikeable I couldn't cheer for him.

    Atonement. The writing just seemed very pretentious to me.

    Love in the Time of Cholera. Its probably better in Spanish, but still.

    Life of Pi and the Red Pony are two others, but that probably has something to do with describing the deaths of animals in detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    Nicholas Sparks is king of the pop fiction formula writers. Only names and locations change.
    I get crap from people regularly for hating Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Forrest Gump.
    Agree with all of the above, except that I've never seen Kill Bill, because Pulp Fiction was so horrible. Talk about drinking the Kool Aid. I am the only person i know besides my DH who doesn't think that movie is cool. It was like watching drug porn.

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    Anything written by Nicolas Sparks, anything on Oprah's book list, The Horse Whisper just to name a few.

    For movies, Avatar, Titanic, The Horse Whisper, any movie based on N. Sparks' books, In Her Shoes, The Time Traveler's Wife (I enjoyed the book). Troy, I am sure there are others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie A View Post
    Anything Nicholas Sparks.
    I'm with you on this one Natalie. Nicholas Sparks gives me hives.
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