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Cosimo
02-07-2008, 04:17 PM
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Natty
02-07-2008, 04:33 PM
This one is the only one that comes to mind (but many other people seem to like the film):

http://www.abc.net.au/hobart/stories/m369264.jpg

Derek237
02-07-2008, 04:50 PM
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/lions_gate_films/confidence/dustin_hoffman/confidence.jpg

Dustin Hoffman in Confidence

A pretty lousy, medicore flick but with a great cast: Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamati....


Can't think of anything else right now.

john_rambo
02-08-2008, 01:18 PM
You really don't like tombstone? I love that movie... everyones got their own opinion though... its just wrong if it doesn't agree with mine. but ya val kilmer is awesome in that movie.

Cosimo
02-08-2008, 03:56 PM
You really don't like tombstone? I love that movie... everyones got their own opinion though... its just wrong if it doesn't agree with mine. but ya val kilmer is awesome in that movie.

nah man, budget. aint no unforgiven, wild bunch

but kilmer, "you can be my huckleberry" is amazing

bigred760
02-09-2008, 06:10 PM
Loved Tombstone - and nobody ever called it a Unforgiven or Wild Bunch.

Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York.

Drewza89
02-09-2008, 06:18 PM
John Malkovich in Con Air (I loved the movie, but it's no masterpiece)

ilovemovies
02-09-2008, 06:22 PM
I like/love ALL of the movies that have been mentioned so far.

Loved A Beautiful Mind and Gangs of New York.

Liked Confidence and Tombstone.

RellimHcaz
02-10-2008, 02:59 AM
i agree with bigred760
daniel day-lewis in gangs of new york

Cosimo
02-10-2008, 09:38 AM
Loved Tombstone - and nobody ever called it a Unforgiven or Wild Bunch.

Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York.

i think its an average western
kilmer makes the film

gangs of new york is superior to tombstone. tombstone has no stand out scene like the opening 5 minutes of GONY

darknite125
02-10-2008, 12:33 PM
Michael Gough- Batman and Robin
Kelsey Grammer-X-Men 3
Nathan Fillion-White Noise 2

bigred760
02-10-2008, 05:04 PM
gangs of new york is superior to tombstone. tombstone has no stand out scene like the opening 5 minutes of GONY

Loved the first five minutes of GONY . . . it was basically everything after that, except DDL, that I didn't like.

Hannibal21
02-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Most recently:

Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me
Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass
Kevin Costner in Mr. Brooks

Cronos
02-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Jack Nicholson - The Departed

bigred760
02-11-2008, 04:25 PM
Jack Nicholson - The Departed

Wow . . . didn't see that movie coming.

EVILxxx
02-13-2008, 02:03 PM
Will Patton in The Punisher. The flick wasn't all that good and Patton doesn't do anything particularly great until the scene where he is confronted by Travolta. That whole exchange between the two is great especially Patton's confusion.
Dustin Hoffman in The Messenger. As far as medieval war epics go this one is pretty bad but the last twenty minutes with Hoffman and Jovovich alone in her cell is pretty great.

Tweek
02-13-2008, 04:30 PM
Most recently:

Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me

Yes. Yes!

john_rambo
02-13-2008, 04:32 PM
Most recently:

Don Cheadle in Reign Over Me
Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass
Kevin Costner in Mr. Brooks

Why no love for Reign Over Me? it was a good movie and Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle both did great in it.

Badbird
02-14-2008, 12:37 AM
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Many have said that the greatest performance in a "bad" movie is Matthew McConaughey's whacked out, Captain-Ahab-like dragon hunter in Reign of Fire.

I personally loved the movie, but whatever.

ilovemovies
02-14-2008, 04:43 AM
Dustin Hoffman in The Messenger. As far as medieval war epics go this one is pretty bad but the last twenty minutes with Hoffman and Jovovich alone in her cell is pretty great.

Yes! Very much agreed. Once Dustin Hoffman came on screen, the movie started to get a little interesting but it was too little, too late.


Also Breakfast of Champions is one of the worst movies I have ever seen but I have to say Nick Nolte gave a VERY entertaining performance in it. He was the one bright spot of the otherwise extremely shitty movie.

Cronos
02-14-2008, 05:23 AM
DDL - There Will Be Blood

Cosimo
02-14-2008, 02:43 PM
Loved the first five minutes of GONY . . . it was basically everything after that, except DDL, that I didn't like.

Yeah it was everything up to the first gang battle. I didn't even think the fight was handled well, the choice of music etc. It wasn't a classic

Cosimo
02-14-2008, 04:23 PM
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3329/n5186600899521069078pt2.jpg

Nolte in Q and A

RicochetShaw
02-14-2008, 04:35 PM
Many have said........




Name one.

bigred760
02-14-2008, 04:42 PM
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/nmedia/00/02/48/70/ph3.jpg


Many have said that the greatest performance in a "bad" movie is Matthew McConaughey's whacked out, Captain-Ahab-like dragon hunter in Reign of Fire.

I personally loved the movie, but whatever.

I thought it was a good movie.

martyds761
02-14-2008, 06:24 PM
nah man, budget. aint no unforgiven, wild bunch

but kilmer, "you can be my huckleberry" is amazing This is the ONLY western movie I can stand.

Michael
Nathan Fillion-White Noise 2 There's a part 2?

Frank the Tank
02-14-2008, 11:03 PM
There's a part 2?

Yes, and I totally recommend it for a rental. It isn't a masterpiece or anything, but it's a good popcorn film that has a couple of really good ideas and powerful scenes. It's also way better and more entertaining than the dull original. Fillion is really good in it.

Gian-Sergio
03-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Jamie Bell in JUMPER

Tagia_Romero
03-01-2008, 08:58 PM
I thought it was a good movie.

Same here. Good, popcorn fun to be had by all.

sarah1980
03-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Same here. Good, popcorn fun to be had by all.

and with Christian Bale you can't go wrong ;) :p

Tagia_Romero
03-01-2008, 09:09 PM
and with Christian Bale you can't go wrong ;) :p

And Gerard. And Matt. :D

sarah1980
03-01-2008, 09:16 PM
And Gerard. And Matt. :D

hehe :D

APzombie
03-01-2008, 11:00 PM
Many of these films I dig, The Departed, There Will Be Blood, Tombstone, but there is one that i agree with: A Beautiful Mind. Russel was great in it, but damned if that wasn't the safest oscar film i can think of.

Tagia_Romero
03-02-2008, 02:46 AM
After re-watching 'Sleeping With The Enemy' with Julia Roberts, I thought she was rather solid in her role, though the film is your standard midday potboiler thriller that goes really over the top in place.

Scarface98.9
03-02-2008, 10:05 AM
Mia Kirschner in The Black Dahlia

Her acting was so good that if the movie was more about her murder than the lame cop conspiracy storylines, the movie could've been excellent

Badbird
03-03-2008, 12:39 AM
Name one.

Entertainment Weekly for one.

RicochetShaw
03-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Entertainment Weekly for one.



Can you give me a URL to this? A quick Google search didn't show anything for me.

ilovemovies
03-04-2008, 12:01 AM
Some of the reviews for Reign of Fire were bad.

Philly Inquirer gave it a * 1/2 I believe.

I think Roger Ebert gave a bad review too.

So it got some bad reviews but it did get some decent reviews too.

jaw2929
03-12-2008, 01:36 AM
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/rsz/434/x/x/x/medias/nmedia/18/63/76/95/18809014.jpg

The only redeeming quality about this piece of shit movie.

Conz
03-12-2008, 09:45 AM
Jack Nicholson - The Departed

lol his performance in this movie is so overrated, there are plenty of better ones in this great movie

terrestrial
03-12-2008, 04:06 PM
I am guessing, no one will support this:
Gerard Butler in Dracula 2000 (or Dracula 2001 in the UK).

The movie had a few for me interesting details, as a bit unusual approach how 'we' got the vamps or to see '7of9' in an uniform-less role...
Unfortunatedly the movie was really not good. :(

Dracula, as supposed to, was a bit too much over the top for my taste, but has a great 'aura' / vibes (?term?). :cool:

reddye5
03-12-2008, 04:25 PM
I'm betting that there is a lot of love around here for "Death Proof". I absolutely hated it, and I'm a big Tarantino fan.

Kurt Russell's performance was awesome, in what I think, is a really flawed movie.

Just my opinion though.

Raoul Duke
03-12-2008, 04:30 PM
DDL - There Will Be Blood

Are you havin' a laugh?


Ben Affleck - Hollywoodland

john_rambo
03-12-2008, 04:35 PM
How is the Departed bad?!?!?!?!?!!

deftdelivery
03-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Christian Bale in HARSH TIMES.

http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/icnewcastle/aug2006/7/8/207841A5-0AFD-0601-D5A9FC652513CAB5.jpg

Antonio141
03-17-2008, 07:28 PM
Michelle Williams in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Angelina Jolie in GIRL INTERRUPTED
Justin Timberlake in ALPHA DOG and SOUTHLAND TALES

ilovemovies
03-17-2008, 10:02 PM
:eek:

I would agree that Brokeback Mountain is a little overrated but I certainly wouldn't call it a bad movie either.

Tagia_Romero
03-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Christian Bale in HARSH TIMES.

http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/icnewcastle/aug2006/7/8/207841A5-0AFD-0601-D5A9FC652513CAB5.jpg

That fellow is almost invincible from giving a truly reeking performance.

therealjohng
03-18-2008, 02:37 AM
That fellow is almost invincible from giving a truly reeking performance.



It wasn't a bad performance, but it was WAY over the top. Like WAY WAY WAY over the top.

X-Nightcrawler
03-18-2008, 03:25 AM
Everyone in any Shayamalan movie.

APzombie
03-18-2008, 03:09 PM
http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/rsz/434/x/x/x/medias/nmedia/18/63/76/95/18809014.jpg

The only redeeming quality about this piece of shit movie.

really? I mean i absolutely loved the film. On my top three of 07, but the other performances were just as good as Bale, especially Ledger and Blanchet.

dennisv
03-19-2008, 03:10 AM
Al Pacino in Godfather 3

HoyleHaw
05-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Kevin Costner (of all people) in "3000 Miles to Graceland."

franky4fingerz
05-10-2008, 11:56 PM
chris evans in street kings

Monotreme
05-11-2008, 04:06 AM
Check this one out:

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2007/news/070625/al_pacino3.jpg

The Pac in Scent of a Woman. The only good thing about this movie - and it should be duly noted that it was directed by the guy who did Gigli - is Pacino's performance and everything that has to do with him or his character. It's one of Pacino's single greatest performances... but the movie surrounding it is a pretty silly, generic, cliched been-there-done-that story of a young boy who meets an older figure in his life who teaches him the ways of the world but in the end learns a lesson or two himself.

Oh actually, there's another good thing about the movie: Younger version of Philip Seymour Hoffman :)

http://www.nidwirkli.ch/pic/rp_pshoffman.jpg