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Is there a movie that bombed at the box office but you loved anyway?


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 3:15:20 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Baron K-

I'm a littlle of a Branagh, Thompson & Jacobi fan. Is this a good show in your mind or is it a bad show you enjoy? Am interested.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 4:15:37 PM PDT
ari180 says:
So glad to see several ppl mentioning 13th Warrior.
I never understood why it was so widely and deeply disliked. It's an almost-flawless "man's-world" classic effete-wimp-realizes-he's-a-real-man-after-all tale, with some clever historical conceits in it. (I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, but the storyline -- written by the late great Michael Crichton, of Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Twister, ER fame -- is basically Beowulf meets Magnificent Seven in Arabian Nights.)
Great action sequences, well shot w/ a rousing score, and great work by Antonio Banderas, Omar Sharif (in a brief appearance), plus a few Euro actors that I'd never heard of before.
I can understand women not going for it (there are only two women who even get lines), but for any guy not to love it makes no sense to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 4:34:29 PM PDT
I'm wondering if you mean Last Night At The Alamo ?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 4:51:32 PM PDT
Anna-P says:
C McGhee

I very much enjoyed Dead Again, and (though not really knowing your tastes) I'd recommend trying it. I thought Branagh, Thompson, and Jacobi were great; Jeez, even Robin Williams' cameo was good (and he normally sets my teeth on edge in nothing flat.).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 4:58:44 PM PDT
Anna-P says:
an180

Frankly, though I liked it, I got the impression that (like a crash dieter losing too much weight) parts that might have made it flow more smoothly, were left on the editing room floor. It just felt choppy to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 5:50:14 PM PDT
PlanetHell says:
It only bombed enough for them to be making a sequel...underpreformed but they are hoping to make more money off the property...

Which is good because I thought it was pretty good, though Nicolas Cage was probably mis-cast. People try to say it wasn't dark enough; this movie scared the crap out of my little brother. It was like a super-hero movie combined with a horror movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 7:03:44 PM PDT
Rock~N~Rolla says:
Yeah, Sam was great in it too. I hope they bring him back for a cameo in the sequel.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 8:10:37 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
ari180-

I liked The 13th Warrior but still do not understand the change in the title. The audience you speak of would of been more drawn to the book's title (Eaters of the Dead) & it was so much more appropiate.
To pick another title from a line out of the book stank of pansy to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 8:16:46 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Anna-P

my tastes include Shakespeare. Watched The Tempest last week. Dead Again is on the list & Thank You. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 8:26:35 PM PDT
Brain Dead.

Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, George Kennedy.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 8:28:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2010 8:29:25 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
OK I'm gonna say it-

My mind does descend into the "Gutterballs." No I won't make up a reason to defend that. I'm just saying that I do occasionally partake of it's unique excessiveness.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 8:32:49 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Sneakers- It is just fun.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 8:38:54 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Cleopatra with Taylor & Burton

The entry to Rome footage worth the price of admission & your time as well. There is a jet plane flying in the film. oops!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 8:41:51 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
T A Corpino

thanks for the George Kennedy lead. "The Eiger Sanction" a wonderful collection of askew personalities just like these forums. Love it!

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 9:11:08 PM PDT
bizzygal says:
There are a lot of movies I like that didn't do well at the box office, but here are some of my picks: The Thing by John Carpenter, Frailty, 3000 Miles to Graceland, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Gattaca, The Shawshank Redemption.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 9:15:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2010 12:06:14 PM PDT
No worries, C.-

George K. absolutely killed it as Red Leary
in "Thunderbolt & Lightfoot".
It was a toss-up between him and Jeff Bridges
for the Best Supporting Actor nod from that film.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2010 10:53:08 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
T A Corpino-

T & L is a great show.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2010 9:45:08 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Banner-

The Island (which I liked) is a remake of an old Sci-Fi show titled The Clonus Horror. I didn't have much hope for Island when I watched it & was greatly surprised how much I liked it.

If you can give a show made in 1979 a chance you might try it. No high def & limited special effects but otherwise well done.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 5:58:07 AM PDT
J. Paul says:
Renaissance Man underrated Danny DeVito film
Escape From LA Fun movie

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 6:46:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 12, 2010 6:56:42 AM PDT
In no particular order:
Brick - favorite movie ever.
The Minus Man
Rage in Harlem
The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara
Permanent Midnight
Dog Soldiers
Kafka [Region 2]
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
The Fisher King
The House of Yes
Eve's Bayou
Devil in a Blue Dress

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 8:02:23 AM PDT
UHF is one of the funniest movies ever made.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 8:06:35 AM PDT
shoot em up was great-just some mindless action,awesome.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 8:24:48 AM PDT
THE RIGHT STUFF

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

To name two.

Tom.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010 8:44:11 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
"Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins"

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2010 9:07:39 AM PDT
No Escape.

Ray Liotta, Lance Hendricksen, Ernie Hudson.
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