Overrated classic films?

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  1. bruscifer

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    Thank you, I was trying to find the exact translation. Yours is perfect!
     
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    I've never been offended on GT.

    Just pick a movie you think fits.
     
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    I enjoy most of the Classic movies.

    How do I know they're classic? They're on Turner Classic Movies. See how easy that was? ;)
     
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    Three Days of the Condor was good.THE mail delivery with Mac 10.And Max Von Sydow with the PPK..and the surprise And the Wild Geese.Its more of what i like even watching it 30 years later...
     
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    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    You should try it with some real beer sometime. Start the movie about halfway through a 12 pack.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and again, and again), Nicholas Cage is NOT an actor. He is a movie star. The big difference is that an actor can play different characters, think Johny Depp, a movie star is the same character in a different movie. It's not necessarily a bad thing. I like quite a few of Nicholas Cages movies. I like a lot of John Wayne's movies. I like almost all of Harrison Ford's movies. But none of these men are actors. They are movies stars.
     
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    my local theater is showing Rebel without a cause next week and i'm going. saw Enter The Dragon there tonight.
     
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  8. Valmet

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    You bring up a good point regarding actors vs movie stars. I’ve always felt that way about DiCaprio. He’s the same person in every single roll.
     
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    A few good men, crap sandwich
     
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    So youre saying a poor man is the same as a mentally challenged kid?

    Youre a sick person.
     
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    I'm pretty much the same on that. Exceptions are Bond films, certain Vincent Price movies, Jaws, Rocky, The Godfather I & II, Animal House, The Warriors, Halloween, Dirty Harry, and Taxi Driver.
     
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    Full Metal Jacket. Total formula film. Only time I saw it I thought to myself, I've seen this same film a hundred times. Different actors, different wars, but the film remains the same. . .
     
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    An amazing cast but brutal to sit through.

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    Point taken. I’d say his role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is the one true exception (and it was his first film IIRC)...after that, all the same character essentially.
     
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    I will agree with that. :cheers:
     
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    Any horror movie. Holloween, scream, friday the 13th.
    Absolule crap.
     
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    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Not sure I'd agree about Leo. Where I don't really care for him in general I've seen enough of his movies to see some acting coming from him.
     
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    Didn't know there was another version of "Smokie and the bandit". Probably wouldn't watch it anyway. Thanks.
     
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    +1. Keeping with the program.
     
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    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    I threw a "Like" to the ones I agreed with. Many of the major "classics" I haven't seen. No biggie.

    I enjoy watching movies and my DVR gets a workout. Not sure if it's been mentioned but I tried watching Slumdog Millionaire and just couldn't get into it.

    A thread about unknown gems would be very interesting.