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  • Jeffrey Kare
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    A while ago, I started a thread asking people about films that everybody loves, but they personally hated. Today, I thought I’d ask the opposite question. What’s a film that was basically destroyed by critics, but you personally didn’t really mind? Even if it’s Battlefield Earth, feel free to say it (as long as you give your reasons why).

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    The Cat in the Hat

    I fully admit it’s a very bad movie, but I still am entertained by it. It’s like a terrible train wreck that I cannot look away from. A definite guilty pleasure. In the same regard, I also kinda love Jupiter Ascending.

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    Bee
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    Reindeer Games.

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    Andrew Carden
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    MOMMIE DEAREST is all sorts of fabulous.

    THE OSCAR 100 (#80-76): Dustin Hoffman, Bette Davis, Meryl Streep, Fredric March and Elizabeth Taylor

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    ENGLAND
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    Quite a few..

    Man of Steel
    Mahogany
    Prometheus
    Queen of the Damned
    Nine

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    jasonface
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    Marie Antoinette (2006)
    In keeping with the underlying theme of isolation found in her best work, Sofia Coppola eschews the usual biographical guidelines and infuses 18th century France with alt-rock to present a semi-revised tale of not just the most iconic French queen but a young girl thrown into a situation against her will and doing the best she can to cope. The beauty of the film lies mainly in the levity employed throughout that parallels the way modern celebrities both revel in privilege and indulge in excesses while also being trapped by lack of privacy and faced with endless scrutiny.

    And while critics were not too fond of the choice to emphasize an opulent visual style (which seems unavoidable when you have sumptuous cinematography from Lost in Translation photographer Lance Acord, cotton candy-hued costumes from four-time Oscar-winning designer Milena Canonero, and an unprecedented access to the legendary Palace of Versailles) over some lackluster recycled historical narrative, I found it refreshing to see a biopic about people involved in the French Revolution that in no way feels dull, stuffy, or like a history lesson.

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    Teridax
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    Waterworld was freaking awesome. It was basically Mad Max at sea, minus the Anti-Semitic leading actor. I own the film on DVD and have actually been condescendingly talked down to in the past because I genuinely think that it is a good movie. It totally got robbed of an Oscar nomination for Production Design, all those sets at sea were so memorable and cool-looking.

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    Teridax
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    A View To A Kill is easily one of the best Bond movies of all time. Christopher Walken truly deserved an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actor as the creepy Max Zorin. I also thought Grace Jones was awesome and Tanya Roberts was a solid Bond girl. I think the only reason the movie got such a bad reputation with the fandom was because of how old Roger Moore was when he filmed it, a whopping 58 years old. His age wasn’t an issue for me, though I am glad he decided not to do another Bond film after this.

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    Off the top of my head…

    Showgirls (best film of 1995)
    The Counselor
    Passion (anything from De Palma is better than the consensus)
    By the Sea
    I Love You, Daddy (incredibly self-aware; sue me)
    A lot of Paul W. S. Anderson’s filmography is really great work.

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    Jays
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    Bride Wars. That movie and the performances are great, I don’t care lol.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Bride Wars is fun.

    Fight Club
    Death Becomes Her
    Nacho Libre
    Clue
    Napoleon Dynamite

    Those are some of my favorite movies ever. The highest rated is Napoleon at 64 on Metacritic. Which wasn’t really a thing back then, but I remember critics not really liking any of those.

    They weren’t “destroyed” (except Clue), but common, there’s a lot of value in them even if they’re not perfect films.

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    Teridax
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    Fight Club is a genuinely brilliant masterpiece that would certainly have been a more deserving and rewatchable BP winner than American Beauty. I had no idea its Metacritic score was so low at just 66. Dare I say it, even though the editing wasn’t as showy, it was so intricately cut together that I think it might have made a more deserving Film Editing winner than The Matrix. The twist is so unexpected and iconic that everyone always tries to rip it off or cheaply “pay homage” but they never come close to matching the expert pacing and quotable dialogue of Jim Uhls’ script.

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    Final Destination (guilty pleasure)

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    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.

    (it really isn’t that bad!!!)

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    The Rite
    Cowboys & Aliens
    Cars 2
    Restless
    J. Edgar
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    The Great Gatsby
    To The Wonder
    The Judge
    In The Heart Of The Sea
    Knight Of Cups
    Genius
    The Girl On The Train
    Power Rangers
    Wilson
    Song To Song
    Downsizing
    Red Sparrow

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