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#1357492
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Anakin Starkiller said:

My dad loves it, and he’s really into sci-fi. Do you like sci-fi usually? And no, Star Wars doesn’t count. I mean like Star Trek or Asimov.

Yes, I do like science fiction.

Off the top of my head, here’s the sci-fi movies I love:

  • 2001: A Space Odissey
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Blade Runner
  • Alien
  • Interstellar
  • The Skin I live in (yes, I consider it a sci-fi movie)
  • Event Horizon (IMO a deeper movie than people give it credit for).

And no, I’ve never considered Star Wars science fiction, even as a little kid.

Westworld simply doesn’t click with me.

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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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I don’t know why punk rock music is so popular. It’s all the same tempo, same notes, same chords, and in the case of the Sex Pistols in particular, they only had the most basic understanding of how to play musical instruments.

Seriously, why is there so much hype around such a rudimentary type of music?

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#1355749
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Also 99% of hip hop is just bad.

This is unpopular?

Seriously, though — mainstream hip hop’s been hot garbage since at least the mid '90s.

I can only listen to and enjoy rap music from the 1980s and early 1990s. Anything after that is just 90% bragging about being a gangster.

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#1354948
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Gonk-DB94 said:

fmalover said:

Mother! Starring Jennifer Lawrence.

A weird movie about a cycle that repeats itself over and over, at least that’s how I saw it. I later found out that the movie is full of Judeo-Christian symbolism and themes, but since I’m not a religious person all that was lost on me. I also wonder if Jennifer Lawrence did topless for real or they used a body double with Lawrence’s face superimposed.

I think Jennifer Lawrence has already done topless for real 😉

(she obviously didn’t like the invasion of privacy, or having security on her phone, along with a host of other actors and celebrities)
 

A good and talented actress - a captivating quality to her, even when in films that don’t really appeal.

I don’t think the movie was bad at all, just weird.

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Mother! Starring Jennifer Lawrence.

A weird movie about a cycle that repeats itself over and over, at least that’s how I saw it. I later found out that the movie is full of Judeo-Christian symbolism and themes, but since I’m not a religious person all that was lost on me. I also wonder if Jennifer Lawrence did topless for real or they used a body double with Lawrence’s face superimposed.

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#1350805
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

I really liked There Will Be Blood, but that’s due to Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance more than anything else. A lesser actor in the role and I probably wouldn’t even remember it.

I watched that movie based on all the excellent reviews and was bored to death by that movie. Absolutely nothing happens, and Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance was over the top.

Since this is the unpopular opinion thread I think it’s appropriate for me to add that I also think Daniel Day-Lewis is an overrated actor.

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#1350751
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies are consistently showered in praise and he’s considered one of the best filmmakers of his generation, however I don’t get the hype.

I’ve seen most of his movies and found them to be the definition of boring, yet several movie critics and fans seem to have a massive hard-on for them. The Master is the only one of his movies I can watch and not so much because I think it’s a good movie, but because it was shot on 70mm film and I enjoy the look of the movie, it’s total eye candy.

The one thing I do respect about him is that he’s one of the few movie director who still shoots on film stock.

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#1349268
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Even though she is best known as a sex symbol, and if I’m allowed some hyperbole, one of the most attractive women in the history of mankind, I think Christina Hendricks is a genuinely talented and underrated actress. Since Mad Men she’s done mostly bit parts and supporting roles, which is a damn shame.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Most people agree with you that PoA is the best, although I’m not sure why. It’s fine, don’t get me wrong, but the cold colors and questionable use of the uniforms really rubs me the wrong way. I also don’t see what elements plotwise raise it above the others in people’s eyes. People also seem to rate Deathly Hallows really high and the Columbus films really low which just seems so backwards to me.

But now looking through a ranking thread on r/movies, there seem be a lot of people actually putting the Columbus films right below Cuaron’s, while the bottom tends to be a Yates film (although tbf, he directed half of them, so it’s statistically likely). The people there also seem to dislike GoF for some reason. It seems to be in the bottom three of most people’s rankings, which is strange cuz I thought it was mostly pretty strong. Granted, it’s plot is based around an enormous gaping plothole, and the tournament feels like a lame excuse for action scenes, but it’s certainly more interesting then what came after it. DHP2 seems to perform relatively well, if only by virtue of being the finale. Personally, I felt the execution left much to be desired.

I don’t know why GoF is rated so low. I personally find it to be the best adaptation of a HP book, besides Harry Potter sports long hair, and I’ve always been of the opinion that there is nothing cooler than a guy with long hair.

I also enjoy Half-blood Prince quite a lot, mostly because it has a very British feel to it, although I take issue with the movie being so dark you can’t make out what’s going on.

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#1348325
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The 1995 movie Heat, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is perhaps one of the most overrated movies of all time.

I remember watching it based on the overwhelmingly positive word of mouth I got from people, and honestly, apart from the conversation between Pacino and De Niro at the café, and climactic bank heist near the end, I found Heat to be a pretty forgettable movie.

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#1337897
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Tantive3+1 said:

Clownhouse (1989)

The disturbing thing about this film is that this guy, the director, molested the 12 year old boy who starred in it and VIDEOTAPED IT!!!

That’s just sick. Where I’m from we don’t tolerate that kind of thing and yet he still went on to make films.

Yeah, I remember him. He later directed the movie Powder, the one about the albino boy with supernatural powers. Because of his participation in the movie I’m disappointed with Jeff Goldblum, one of my all-time favourite actors. Oh well, I guess nobody’s perfect.