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Movies You Love That Are Not Loved By Everyone Else

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I was under the impression that KISS KISS, BANG BANG is pretty well regarded by most film fans. Perhaps more under-seen than under-appreciated.

A movie that I love that is not loved by everyone else is Ridley Scott's KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, which I think is probably my favourite of his films since BLADE RUNNER. Granted, it grew on me. I didn't rave about it when I first saw it, but repeat viewing has raised it in my estimation. I doubt many have given it much repeat attention.

Also, SUNSHINE and LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

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Also, SUNSHINE and LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

Oh, come on. EVERYONE LOVES THOSE TWO.

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I saw the DC and didn't consider it any major improvement. I did like seeing more Sean Bean, but all in all, I didn't think the extra material added that much. And what they did with the music--some of it original score, some of it recognizable temp track taken from films like the Burton PLANET OF THE APES--bugged me a bit, especially when they had a pretty decent, unused Gabriel Yared score to rely on.

Yeah, the Yared score was a nice throwback to the era of classic epic film scores. Funny; I think Troy was the first movie in which I was distracted by how much James Horner borrowed from himself, and after that couldn't sit through any movie he scored without listening for the same melodies.

A movie that I love that is not loved by everyone else is Ridley Scott's KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, which I think is probably my favourite of his films since BLADE RUNNER. Granted, it grew on me. I didn't rave about it when I first saw it, but repeat viewing has raised it in my estimation. I doubt many have given it much repeat attention.

smile.gif I love the Director's Cut of this film, warts and all. I think it comes close to being the most personal film Scott has ever made, particularly in how Balian's agnosticism reflect's Scott's own views (or at least did at the time of making and release).

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Watership Down.

I love that movie. I've seen this movie more than any other animated film and it always smashes my heart to pieces. Part of this comes from my love of the novel. But much of it comes from a smart adaptation, astonishing animation, uncompromising and unflinching coverage of the story's darker chapters, and a score that I rate among the finest motion picture soundtracks I've ever heard. (And yes, I'll embrace the Art Garfunkel song along with the rest of it.)

John Hurt is great as a noble leader (for once!), and Zero Mostel's voice work as Keehaar is... um... the feather in the movie's cap.

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Lagaan was not so painful for me, but I enjoy sports motiefs anyway.

Apparently it wasn't so painful for many people; it was nominated for Best Foreign Film, if I recall.

But I fail to see what there is to love about it. It's even more cliched and dull than HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and twice as long.

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Even though I acknowledge John Carpenter's Escape from New York as the better of the series, I enjoy Escape from L.A. much, much, much more. That Fonda-on-a-wave scene is ridiculous.

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Watership Down.

I love that movie. I've seen this movie more than any other animated film and it always smashes my heart to pieces. Part of this comes from my love of the novel. But much of it comes from a smart adaptation, astonishing animation, uncompromising and unflinching coverage of the story's darker chapters, and a score that I rate among the finest motion picture soundtracks I've ever heard. (And yes, I'll embrace the Art Garfunkel song along with the rest of it.)

John Hurt is great as a noble leader (for once!), and Zero Mostel's voice work as Keehaar is... um... the feather in the movie's cap.

You're not alone here. Damn that Art Garfunkel for making me misty eyed!

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I would have thought that Watership Down belongs in the same category that Anders put Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in: "pretty well regarded by most film fans. Perhaps more under-seen than under-appreciated." I've never met anyone who'd seen the film who DIDN'T like it.

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I was unware this was not pretty well liked. As I recall it got decent reviews, and I haven't really met someone who hated it.

And I will just admit it...I like the Resident Evil series. Oh, I know they are not good films. In fact, i know they are crap. But I do enjoy them...enough that I own all of them on Blu-Ray.

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Lagaan was not so painful for me, but I enjoy sports motiefs anyway.

Apparently it wasn't so painful for many people; it was nominated for Best Foreign Film, if I recall.

But I fail to see what there is to love about it. It's even more cliched and dull than HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and twice as long.

You haven't seen Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, or Khabi Khushi Khabie Gham, evidently.

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The best Tom Hanks film - The Burbs.

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The best Tom Hanks film - The Burbs.

Who doesn't like The Burbs?

One of mine that is really probably more underseen than not loved, but: Temple Grandin.

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If we are talking "probably underseen than not loved," then I would throw in A Pure Formality.

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One of mine that is really probably more underseen than not loved, but: Temple Grandin.

From what I've read or heard, the movie got a metric ton of critical praise. But yeah, did anyone watch it? (I know I want to at some point.)

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I haven't heard much love for Love Liza and I was enthralled by this film. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and the screenplay was written by his brother, Gordy Hoffman.

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From what I've read or heard, the movie got a metric ton of critical praise. But yeah, did anyone watch it? (I know I want to at some point.)

I thought it was mesmerizing. Would have been very high in my top ten if it had a legit theatrical release.

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One of mine that is really probably more underseen than not loved, but: Temple Grandin.

From what I've read or heard, the movie got a metric ton of critical praise. But yeah, did anyone watch it? (I know I want to at some point.)

I watched it & loved it. Claire Danes totally deserved that Golden Globe.

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The best Tom Hanks film - The Burbs.

No. That would be Charlie Wilson's War. The 'Burbs is pretty good though.

I like Starship Troopers as well. Really cheesey and jingoistic of something like a non-entity. I'm usually a sucker for Ver Hoeven. Even his Dutch films.

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Ron Howard’s FAR AND AWAY. Somehow I get chided by women and men alike for enjoying this one at all, never-minding just how much I enjoy it.

Just as ROMANCING THE STONE is a great romancy adventure story, FAR AND AWAY is a great adventuresome romance story.

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Ron Howard’s FAR AND AWAY. Somehow I get chided by women and men alike for enjoying this one at all, never-minding just how much I enjoy it.

Just as ROMANCING THE STONE is a great romancy adventure story, FAR AND AWAY is a great adventuresome romance story.

You have taught me that I can select different fonts on this board. I also like Far and Away.

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Ron Howard’s FAR AND AWAY. Somehow I get chided by women and men alike for enjoying this one at all, never-minding just how much I enjoy it.

Just as ROMANCING THE STONE is a great romancy adventure story, FAR AND AWAY is a great adventuresome romance story.

I also like Far and Away.

You must be neither man nor woman then, M Leary! tongue.gif

(thank you. every little bit helps.)

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You have taught me that I can select different fonts on this board.

Although, I’m not sure what this comment is referring to. Is all of my type coming across in obnoxious IMPACT font??

If so, I apologize. I’m not yelling. Really I’m not. Maybe 'cause I'm cutting and pasting from my work's email screen? Seriously. It all looks normal on my end, so someone please tell me if I'm looking like schmuck.

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You have taught me that I can select different fonts on this board.

Although, I’m not sure what this comment is referring to. Is all of my type coming across in obnoxious IMPACT font??

If so, I apologize. I’m not yelling. Really I’m not. Maybe 'cause I'm cutting and pasting from my work's email screen? Seriously. It all looks normal on my end, so someone please tell me if I'm looking like schmuck.

Your font is only slightly different than the standard board font (and yes, this is no doubt a factor of you copying and pasting from your work's e-mail screen). You're not causing our eyes to bleed or anything like that.

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Your font is only slightly different than the standard board font (and yes, this is no doubt a factor of you copying and pasting from your work's e-mail screen). You're not causing our eyes to bleed or anything like that.

I wish the board would respect formatting (mostly italic) when cutting and pasting but ignore font. When I feel the need to not work in the board textarea, I generally work in a text-only app like BBEdit (Mac) or HomeSite (PC), or run my text through one of those apps to remove unwanted font info -- but I have to watch the itals and indents and such.

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