Overrated classic films?

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  1. as400guy1

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    Anything with Nicholas cage...can't act his way out of a paper bag.

    Top Gun...gay porn

    Godgather (all) as well as most Scorsese movies...stop glamorizing amoral criminals.
     
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    Oh man, he's my favorite actor or at least he's in a lot of my favorite movies and is a fun actor to watch. Lord of War, The Rock, National Treasure 1 & 2, and Gone in 60 Seconds are constantly watched. Many others like Leaving Law Vegas, Face/Off, Con Air, Weather Man, Ghost Rider, Raising Arizona, and Valley Girl.

    I just looked at what projects he has coming up and it seems he is playing Joe Exotic in a tv mini series. Buy stock in Nic Cage now.

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    Halloween 1978 The Thing 1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951 Them 1953 Alien 1979 Jaws 1975 Sand Pebbles 1966 and Bullitt 1968 from memory Might be off on dates. Also Soldier of Fortune Clark gable. AND Errol Flynn 1936 Charge of the Light Brigade. The 68 version did nothing for me. And of course all time favorite 1969 The Wild Bunch

    these are classic and still great.many will probably beg to differ! and the last Thing also keithdavidsign.jpg
     
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    My buddy and I saw her and Bruce Willis while they were filming Moonlighting back in '84/'85. They were both in her gold BMW in front of a store, and when she and Bruce exited, we were shocked to see unsightly varicose veins on her legs. We both loved her, but sadly she fell a notch on the hotness scale after that for us. I took pictures of that day, but again, I don't want to bore y'all. (What I really don't want to do is have to go search for them in boxes containing thousands of pics, scan them, upload them to a pic hosting site and then pop them in here.)
     
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    Erasorhead 1977. Just finished watching it for the first time. Had heard and read of it through the years.

    Dark, dystopian, weird movie. Made on a shoestring budget, like actors running a paper route to help fund it, and a masterpiece of WTF is going on here with dark undertones. David Lynch's first film. (they guy who did Dune, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks)

    Love it or hate it, it's held up well although I had no other date of release notions, and nothing like this could be made today and shown anywhwere.

    I'd heard it was super disturbing, but it wasn't that way to me. Just fascinating and interesting to try and figure out what was mentally going on with the characters. Not for everyone, but good for some folks.

    Lazy R Rating: Not Overrated.

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    I swore I wouldn't watch anymore QT movies after his anti LE stance, but my wife wanted to watch it since a friend told her it was good. I still kick myself for watching it, and I'm worse off after having done so. It was just another movie like Inglorious Bastards where he takes sophomoric liberties to change history to his liking.

    I've warned my wife to not put me through anything like that again. She agreed, and told me that she was also angered by just how worthless of a movie it was. If I had to pick out a redeeming quality other than Margot Robbie looking hot was that they did a pretty good job of recreating that time period.
     
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    My daughter wanted to see that. Boy did that suck.
     
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    hahahah. i actually own that movie on laser disc.
     
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    visually it was awesome. the special effects for 1968 were what 10 years beyond their time....


    ....but that movie sucked ass,
     
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    That’s actually exactly how I feel, some of his stuff is great, other just leave me either asleep or scratching my head thinking wtf?


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    Wells was very left leaning, this is the reason for his praise.
     
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The whole riding around on the bike scene with the Raindrops song playing. In film making that scene is what the call self-indulgent.

    Both Redford and Newman (two great actors) WAY over-acted too. I always figured it was a bad director.

    To make matters worse is that my wife loves the film since the two actors are good looking chaps.
     
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    I college, I had to watch Citizen Kane over 30 times; music film scoring class project. I kid you not. I still see scenes in my sleep over 30 years later.
     
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    Reading through this thread has caused me to realize that, if we don't already have one, we need an accompanying thread entitled "Overrated actors & actresses".
     
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    With the exception of Jaws and Dial M for Murder, I haven’t enjoyed many films made before 1980. I’m probably forgetting a few others I liked.
     
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    Just about all of the old black and white flicks with violins backing overly acted dramatic scenes, and actresses who talk through their nose and don’t pronounce their r’s.
     
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