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The Worst of the Decade
(11-08-2019, 03:43 PM)simbob Wrote:
(11-08-2019, 03:00 PM)Fat Elvis Wrote: GHOSTBUSTERS '16 was for 12 year old girls what the original was for 12 year old boys. There's nothing wrong with that.

In the words of the poet Eddie Vedder, This is not for you.

I'm guessing Ghostbusters '16 was bigger with woke adults in 2016 then 12 year old girls. 

I'm also going to guess 12 year old girls didn't even know they were supposed to think Ghostbusters '16 was some special things either. With all the fuss that was being made of it in places like Birth.Movies.Death, The Daily Beast, and The Mary Sue you'd think Ghostbusters '16 was the only big movie that year with had female leads.

Oh, Kate...

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Almost nothing discussed so far in this thread is in the same ballpark of awfulness as The Predator.

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What's the CHUD word on JOJO RABBIT? A mixed critical reception, but the ones I respect the most really tore into it.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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(11-08-2019, 06:30 PM)Fat Elvis Wrote: *** [???]

What's the CHUD word on JOJO RABBIT? A mixed critical reception, but the ones I respect the most really tore into it.

http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread.php?tid=161342

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My Soul to Take (2010) - Wes Craven's second to last film. I haven't seen his complete filmography yet but I still feel pretty confident saying it's the worst thing he ever made. It's just awful on so many levels, full of annoying characters and incredibly lame twists. The one thing that sticks out the most for me was the killer's plan to pin all the murders on a BLIND CHILD.
Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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Guess I shouldn't feel too bad that I watched "My Soul to Take" while in my cups. I don't remember anything.
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MY SOUL TO TAKE actually has a cool premise, but it's hopelessly marred by Wes Craven's inability to come anywhere close to approximating realistic 21st century teenage behavior and dialogue.
If we can dream it, then we can do it.
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I actually liked the opening scene with Raul Esparza. Had the whole movie had been about him, it might've turned out good. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie happened.

Can we count tv series too? Two and a Half Men is playing in the background right now. This show is full of despicable characters. Except instead of being likable degenerates like the gang over on Sunny, Charlie and Alan are both just insufferable assholes.
Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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Worst (scripted) TV of the decade is a tie between "Ringer" and "Terra Nova."
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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Book of Henry

A movie so bad it got the director pulled from Episode 9 (I assume).
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Oh God, I forgot all about that fucking Seth MacFarlane Western. Didn't make it even through fifteen minutes of that abomination.
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(11-08-2019, 06:27 PM)Overlord Wrote: Almost nothing discussed so far in this thread is in the same ballpark of awfulness as The Predator.
Until you see MUTE, you'll remain wrong.
I was in a horror-comedy called BLACK HOLLER. It's now on Prime Video. Check it out!
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(11-08-2019, 07:21 PM)hammerhead Wrote: Worst (scripted) TV of the decade is a tie between "Ringer" and "Terra Nova."

The Cape

(11-08-2019, 08:46 PM)Mangy Wrote:
(11-08-2019, 06:27 PM)Overlord Wrote: Almost nothing discussed so far in this thread is in the same ballpark of awfulness as The Predator.
Until you see MUTE, you'll remain wrong.

It is astonishingly repugnant.
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Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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The Cape was pretty stupid. That's one of those thing where you see the commercial and you wonder how it even made it to air.

(11-08-2019, 07:21 PM)hammerhead Wrote: Worst (scripted) TV of the decade is a tie between "Ringer" and "Terra Nova."


I wish I could remember the name of it, and I'm pretty sure it ran this decade, but NBC had a sitcom that was so stupid when I first saw it I thought 30 Rock was still on and I was watching a fake so within 30 Rock. Then after a bit I was like: This fake show it going on for a while.

Terra Nova was pretty average as far as tv shows go. I think I saw a little of Ringer, I'm pretty sure CW has run worse since then. They had a pretty stupid Beauty and the Beast show this decade.
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My only watch of THE PREDATOR was with it on as background noise as I was getting fucked up. It seemed to be doing what it wanted to do.

I mean directorial touches and voice count for something right? I'm not the hugest fan of any of the PREDATOR flicks, but I thought this was as fun silly a B as you'd want from a Black/ Dekker reunion.

To be fair, also, a big problem was obviously having to edit out a major character at the last minute due to controversy.

It was infuriating to read at the time all the Film Twitter reactionary takes that Shane Black was actually never a good director anyway.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close: Dear God, this was bad. It was like a computer was fed news stories on 9/11 and Oscar Winning movies and the nominees, and then instructed to spit out a script from that. Incredibly manipulative grief porn that thought it was really saying something.

Batman V Superman: There are movie concepts that practically write, produce and direct themselves. Somehow Snyder made every wrong choice possible. Worst offender was his take on Lex Luthor. Horrible movie.

Mirror,Mirror/Snow White and the Huntsman: For some reason, two movie studios wanted to make Snow White movies at the same time. One of them is technically the "better" movie but the other one is so insane that it's hard to hate THAT much.
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Please move the worst of TV debate to the appropriate thread. Because OH MAN do I have suggestions.
I was in a horror-comedy called BLACK HOLLER. It's now on Prime Video. Check it out!
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I'm down with giving this to The Predator. Because I'm never watching Mute if it's that bad..
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I wish the worst movies of the decade were only as bad as THE PREDATOR!
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THE PREDATOR has one or two moments I enjoyed. That immediately puts it leagues ahead of the worst films I've seen this decade.
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The Predator? Pretty fun.
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Any time I see anyone defending The Predator in any way, it makes me wonder if that's a movie that person watched while folding clothes or as background noise and, since they didn't experience a literal shit smell while it was on, defend it for some reason. I have no idea otherwise how anyone got anything out of that pile. Or didn't get practically weirded out by how alternately startlingly incompetent and utterly empty it all was.

I mean....yeah, it is all subjective but this is just my perspective. Bafflement..
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(11-08-2019, 08:51 PM)turingmachine75 Wrote:
(11-08-2019, 07:21 PM)hammerhead Wrote: Worst (scripted) TV of the decade is a tie between "Ringer" and "Terra Nova."

The Cape

(11-08-2019, 09:02 PM)hp pufncraft Wrote:


The fact that The Cape inspired the "Six seasons and a movie" meme may or may not be a valid defense for its existence.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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Fraid, are you permanently scarred by THE PREDATOR or something?
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The Predator is actually how The Joker got his scars.
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I just find it kinda scary how the merest mention of THE PREDATOR triggers such a vehement response from Fraid.
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About... 40% of the footage of The Hobbit films (the other 60% is nearly as terrific and engaging an adaptation of the material as I think is possible).

I think it's really tragic how...

a) after LotR, the studios didn't just tell Jackson 'We're going to let you make this however you want', instead pushing for miserable changes.

b) when making a prequel trilogy to a beloved fantasy trilogy, Jackson somehow managed to avoid falling into the most obvious pitfall of all time and stuffed it full of cartoony, godawful CGI that could never look good.

c) There's a near-perfect 2 1/2 hour adaptation of the book under all that flab.
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Short of being a victim of studio-interference circumstance, I'm hard-pressed to think of anything made by a filmmaker I unconditionally love that's as devoid of said artist's personality that's as spectacularly incompetent and HORRIBLE as The Predator. Sterling K. Brown as a military guy who yells a lot and is more interested in quitting smoking than preserving humanity is the only thing that's sentient about the fact that this is a Shane Black movie.

Nevertheless, if you gave me two car batteries and said I could hook The Predator and Kick-Ass 2 up to them, I would cut the former loose and attach both of them to Kick-Ass 2.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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No lol it's just the movie that I absolutely hate the worst. And I hate it a lot. I don't see anything redeeming about it. Which puts it in stark contrast to my liking most other genre fare so, that probably makes it seem more extreme than it is.

Kick-Ass 2, Independence Day Resurgence, Ghostbusters 2014, Suicide Squad, Justice League and Dark Phoenix are all down there for this decade but The Predator is, to me, the most worthless thing I've seen.

I mean....the thread asked for our worst of the decade. Just throwing my hat in the ring. Not incessantly haunting pre and post release threads of movies I don't like or won't watch or anything..
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I just realized I'm the only one who's shamed Bohemian Rhapsody, and nothing I've seen this decade that's walked off with a ton of Oscars has been that bad.

It's a rock and roll movie rated PG-13. The portrayal of Mercury's sexuality is a melodramatic curse, something a gay director should know better about. It manufactures (or exaggerates) friction with Queen that never existed. Jon Ottman is on record saying that, yes, the movie doesn't have award-worthy editing. They distort the significance of the Live Aid concert and rearrange history at the expense of a dramatic narrative.

Thank god I was a Rami Malek fan for Mr. Robot, or else I'd say him winning over the (IMO) career-defining work Christian Bale does as Dick Cheney in Vice was worse than when Redmayne swindled Keaton.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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I caught no end of hell for admitting to somewhat liking Green Book. How everyone knew I watched it while ironing my pointy white hood and robes I've yet to figure out.
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I actually kind of dug The Predator. Walter Chaw does a good job expressing my feelings on the film way better than I ever could.

https://www.filmfreakcentral.net/ffc/201...dator.html
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As a Horror fan, I tend to check out stuff that gets even the faintest buzz. My most regrettable experience was blind buying the 'Unrated' Blu of BLUMHOUSE'S TRUTH OR DARE (not exactly the weight of JOHN CARPENTER'S). I don't remember who sold me on this one, but give me what they were smoking. The ending is unbelievable.

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Horror stuff doesn't even cross my radar the same way it used to and I don't really know why. 70s-80s horror is my shit and I have countless blu rays of some of the most obscure shit (and of very dubious quality) to prove it. But there's just a disconnect of some kind with the recent stuff. I loved It Follows though. I need to compile a list of all the horror from this decade that I've missed and start checking things off..
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