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You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« on: September 15, 2017, 04:43:06 PM »
"Cringe-worthy" would also work for "stupid," so feel free to offer suggestions on completing the sentence.   0:) 

I will offer a few for your consideration:

...when the characters start dancing around singing an old song, usually something from the cursed 1960's: e.g. a stupid movie called The Stepmother which also offers Susan Sarandon dying of cancer and passing the torch to new trophy wife Julia Roberts.  And which song do the characters jump around to and sing?  Ever hear something with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough..." ?   ::) $:)

...when the leads are madly in love within hours  ???  and start dancing around on a beach...and then imitate the kiss scene on the beach in From Here To Eternity!!!  The stupid movie in this example left me with PTSMD (Post-Traumatic Stupid Movie Syndrome).  At one point I was cringing and praying: "Please God, please don't let them kiss on the beach!!!"  But God failed me in the terribly stupid movie Message in a Bottle.  0:)

...when you find yourself talking to the characters to show them how stupid they are!  e.g. People lost in a forest come across a stream: do they follow the stream out of the forest?  DO THEY FOLLOW THE STREAM???  The audience was yelling: "FOLLOW THE STREAM!"  Do the characters follow the stream?  No, of course not!  This time - I am not making this up! - I at least got paid to watch the stupid movie Blair Witch Project

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 04:50:51 PM »
Okay, one more!

...when the title of the movie is very, very long.  This was a sign that a stupid movie was being offered, particularly in the 1960's for unfunny comedies: e.g. O Dad, Poor Dad, Momma's Hung You in the Closet, and I'm Feeling So Sad.  Worse, there was Can Heironymus (Sic!) Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?  Yes, studios actually paid millions of dollars for these to be filmed!
COWBOY (sitting down to a poker game for the first time): "Is this a game of chance?!"

- W. C. FIELDS  (as Cuthbert Twillie): "Uhh, not the way I play it, no." in  My Little Chickadee.

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 05:07:23 PM »
Star Trek VI. There's no particular moment that was worse than the others. The whole thing was cringeworthy. Though Uhuru belly dancing in the dunes remains vivid in my memory.

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 05:13:42 PM »
There are no Aubrey Plaza nude scenes...  :laugh:
 
Seriously, you know you're watching a stupid movie when..

There is nothing but endless car chases, explosions, gun fights, fist fights, and/or aliens trying to take over or destroy the planet...

OH, WAIT! That's pretty much every movie Hollywood has made in the last 30 years!
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 05:17:33 PM »
There is nothing but endless car chases, explosions, gun fights, fist fights, and/or aliens trying to take over or destroy the planet...

OH, WAIT! That's pretty much every movie Hollywood has made in the last 30 years!


Transformers: a toy in search of a story, and a movie series in search of logic.

On the other hand, can a few billion dollars in profit be all wrong?
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 05:22:02 PM »
No, it can't be all wrong. I guess there is an inexhaustible supply of nine year old boys who need entertainment (in the U.S. and in China, where I'm told the real audience is).

Seriously, I was on a 10 hr flight to Ireland last month and people around me were watching a bunch of movies. I swear, they all basically conformed to my description above . One movie in particular seemed to be nothing more than various futuristic vehicles racing through the desert and exploding spectacularly. Painful enough to see out the corner of one's eyes, but I wonder how godawful it would be to actually hear the audio.

The best thing to watch on the plane is the MAP! I can't stop staring at that. Our ground speed in kilometers is more interesting than any of the movies on offer--at least for me.
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 05:47:59 PM »
The villains are renegade right wing Russians

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RenegadeRussian
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 05:56:45 PM »
Anything with Will Farrell could qualify here except, perhaps, his work on SNL.
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 07:06:08 PM »
...it features Jim Carrey.
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 07:27:59 PM »
...it features Jim Carrey.

These as well?




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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 10:30:29 PM »
...it's based on a children's comic.

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 11:47:22 PM »
The Truman Show is a brilliant film  :-*
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 12:38:42 AM »
...it features Jim Carrey.

During the middle of the winter years ago, we were looking for a movie, so that we could just leave the house.

My brother had given Dumb and Dumber a mild recommendation ("It isn't half bad."), so we gave it a shot at the dollar movie theater.

We walked out after 10 minutes, and actually intended to walk out after 5, but thought maybe things would get better.  No, they became worse, which we should have known, given the title!  ;)  So far, this is the only movie we have ever left during its projection.

I keep thinking: I should have gotten our $2.00 back!  $:)
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 12:50:21 AM »
I think that movie is real funny and have watched it twice. So there you are.....

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 02:18:38 AM »
You know its a stupid movie...when the main character(s) move in with strangers. That always ends well...
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2017, 06:25:04 AM »
You know its a stupid movie...when the main character(s) move in with strangers. That always ends well...

Or when strangers move in with the main characters under the misimpression that the house is a bed-and-breakfast: apparently that is the premise of the new horror movie mother! (Sic)

And according to the reviews, no, that does not work well either!  ;)
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2017, 06:30:20 AM »
...it's based on a video game.


Or when strangers move in with the main characters under the misimpression that the house is a bed-and-breakfast: apparently that is the premise of the new horror movie mother! (Sic)


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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2017, 06:48:02 AM »
...it's written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. 

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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2017, 07:17:05 AM »
Tangential:  The only Jim Carrey movie (well, movie whose cast includes Jim Carrey) I would heartily endorse is Earth Girls Are Easy, which is just campy good fun.  (I have not see The Truman Show.)
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Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2017, 07:22:18 AM »
Tangential:  The only Jim Carrey movie (well, movie whose cast includes Jim Carrey) I would heartily endorse is Earth Girls Are Easy, which is just campy good fun.  (I have not see The Truman Show.)

Karl, I think you would really enjoy The Truman Show, don't go into it thinking it's a Jim Carrey movie and you'll be fine. Carrey's casting is brilliant IMO, because of the scenario that the main character, Truman, is forced into.

Bonus points for Philip Glass having a cameo! Ok that might've ruined for some of you. But he doesn't speak, he just puts Truman to sleep with his hypnotic piano music  8)