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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2013, 03:01:07 PM »

Haven't seen 'Paradise Alley', I'll look out for it.

I saw an interview with Stallone once about how Rocky got made. Apparently he wrote the screenplay at college or just after, and sat on it for over a decade until he finally got the offer for it which he believed it was worth.
  If I remember correctly he wanted to star in the film but was routinely rejected by various studios. He was living in a single room, almost destitute and turned down several offers of a tidy wad of cash for the script. After years of perseverance or just plain stubbornness he finally got his break and the rest is history. A great story of determination and self belief. Talk about life imitating art!
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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2013, 03:33:49 PM »
L L Kong- I've actually met a ton of guys in my life that wouldn't admit to liking Rocky. It may be machismo, not liking Stallone, or whatever... I don't know.
I (myself) think that the first one (Rocky) was brilliant and almost a forgotten classic.

Never liked Rocky (despite being born in South Philly), but I love Rambo-

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2013, 03:40:04 PM »
Saw 'Neighbors' mentioned, that I think is a great flick, & it
reminded me of Aykroyd's "Nothing But Trouble" - apparently
so many people hate this one that Dan never got to direct
another... except for the band scene, I love the film...

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2013, 03:55:01 PM »
I read the book "Neighbors" before seeing the movie, which turned out to be a mistake. The book is great, whereas the movie was turned into a screwball comedy. It's actually a decent screwball comedy, though. But it bombed so badly, and critics ragged on it so heavily, it's believed that the failure of "Neighbors" heavily contributed to John Belushi's downward spiral and eventual overdose. At the time of his death, he was working on a script titled "Noble Rot," a comedy set in the California wine industry, and the studio was heavily interfering with the screenplay, complaining "We don't want another 'Neighbors!'"

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2013, 04:58:17 PM »
Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Godzilla (the 1998 film)
Men in Black

I'm sure people love the first Men in Black, I listed it because these three films are also childhood favorites that I all three saw in the theater when they were released and I remember and loved the advertisements, toys, etc that I saw at Taco Bell, KFC, etc when I was little

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2013, 05:39:10 PM »
Saw 'Neighbors' mentioned, that I think is a great flick, & it
reminded me of Aykroyd's "Nothing But Trouble" - apparently
so many people hate this one that Dan never got to direct
another... except for the band scene, I love the film...


You're not alone liking "Neighbors" -- that was brilliant how they reversed the roles by making Belushi the straight-laced one and Aykroyd the wacko. And Cathy Moriarty was great as Aykroyd's sexy, vampy mate.

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2013, 06:00:16 PM »
It's easier for me to give you a list of films I hate, that for some reason others may enjoy!

Van Helsing
Rob Zombie's Halloween(s)
The Twilight series
Napolean Dynamite

Other than that I may not particularly care for a movie but those are my most hated and I cannot for the life of me understand anyone enjoying anything about them!

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2013, 06:01:41 PM »
I've always been a fan of Xanadu.
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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2013, 06:05:42 PM »
I read the book "Neighbors" before seeing the movie, which turned out to be a mistake. The book is great, whereas the movie was turned into a screwball comedy. It's actually a decent screwball comedy, though. But it bombed so badly, and critics ragged on it so heavily, it's believed that the failure of "Neighbors" heavily contributed to John Belushi's downward spiral and eventual overdose. At the time of his death, he was working on a script titled "Noble Rot," a comedy set in the California wine industry, and the studio was heavily interfering with the screenplay, complaining "We don't want another 'Neighbors!'"

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I think both Siskel and Ebert liked the movie.  I enjoyed it.  I also liked "Nothing But Trouble", nut wished they had stuck to what was supposed to be the original title for the movie "Valkanavia".  That was the title that the Warner Brothers catalogue said would be the name of the film.
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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2013, 09:24:26 PM »
Moonshadow- You are so right! I also really like that movie, but I have heard nothing but complaints from people when you mention it. I guess people don't like the cast?? I don't know why a lot of people hate it, but I enjoy it every time it comes on. Maybe they are comparing it to the book.

I don't what it is about that film that people hate either. I love it! One of my best friends loves it too, and back when we lived in the same town we'd try to get it shown on movie nights and everyone else would vote us down. Maybe because we both have some nordic roots, we could appreciate the scruffy Viking warriors. But everyone else was like, "Enough with 'The 13th Warrior' already!"

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2013, 10:21:33 PM »
You're not alone liking "Neighbors" -- that was brilliant how they reversed the roles by making Belushi the straight-laced one and Aykroyd the wacko. And Cathy Moriarty was great as Aykroyd's sexy, vampy mate.




Yes, I agree. This is right around the time that Belushi wanted to go with straight roles and he sort of got one here. He had another just before he passed away, but I don't recall the name of it.
The critics tore this film to shreds, but that doesn't mean a whole lot. Critics are critics- there is always something in a film that they point out and chide.
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« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2013, 11:04:19 PM »
Yes, I agree. This is right around the time that Belushi wanted to go with straight roles and he sort of got one here. He had another just before he passed away, but I don't recall the name of it.
The critics tore this film to shreds, but that doesn't mean a whole lot. Critics are critics- there is always something in a film that they point out and chide.

Are you thinking of Continental Divide, costarring Blair Brown?

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2013, 11:45:48 PM »
i have a fondness for these movies:
Schlock
Brotherhood of the wolf
Schtonk!
Halloween lll
Soldier
Waxworks
The Warrior
The list goes on and on and yes I also love the 13th warrior it is a great film..
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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2013, 12:17:54 AM »
i have a fondness for these movies:
Schlock
Brotherhood of the wolf
Schtonk!
Halloween lll
Soldier
Waxworks
The Warrior
The list goes on and on and yes I also love the 13th warrior it is a great film..


Ah yes, Halloween III. I think the primary reason that many people hated this movie is because it's title inferred that it would have something to do with Michael Myers, and the film left them feeling disappointed and/or misled. I was originally one of those people but I have actually come to like the film quite a lot; I take the "Halloween" connection away and just think of it as "The Season of the Witch". With Tom Atkins you can't go wrong, and Dan O'Herlihy was terrific as Conal Cochrane.    

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Re: Movies that you love, but everyone else seems to hate
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2013, 04:32:16 AM »
i have a fondness for these movies:
Schlock
Brotherhood of the wolf
Schtonk!
Halloween lll
Soldier
Waxworks
The Warrior
The list goes on and on and yes I also love the 13th warrior it is a great film..
I loved Brotherhood of the Wolf when I saw it, and was quite surprised by it! 

I really loved Halloween III alot too.  Not only did it bend rules at the time by horrible things actually happen to children, almost every Halloween I have that theme song going through my head....

I saw somebody else here mention Connery's Zardoz.  That movie was frickin' awesome.  ;D

I'm really not in tune with what the general public thinks about alot of the weird little movies I like, but I do know I heard alot of backlash about Corky Romano.  I thought it was cute. 0-o

Also, I haven't heard anybody comment or talk about Cabin Fever 2 (the sequel).  I didn't really like the first one at all, too uneven and felt it really missed some good opprotunites, but I LOVED the second weird one.  Totally gross and totally unexpectedly funny.  Loved it.

 

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