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Flawed Films You're Always In the Mood For..
Topic by: ironswallow
Posted: August 1, 2005 - 12:09 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 4, 2005 - 9:39 PM PDT

author topic: Flawed Films You're Always In the Mood For..
ironswallow
post #1  on August 1, 2005 - 12:09 PM PDT  
Hey guys, I'm new on these boards, but the recent guilty pleasures and hate-able classics threads have led me to posting. You know those films that aren't quite awful enough to be guilty pleasures, but you know they aren't GREAT and you don't always want to refer to them as favorite films, but for some reason you have no problem watching them every other day? The films you always flip to if they're playing on HBO, just to leave in the background perhaps.

I don't know about you guys, but I could watch The Sandlot, The Royal Tenenbaums, A League of Their Own, Closer, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch just about any day of the week. For my sister it's The Hours. What are the strangest films you shouldn't feel like watching over and over but do anyways?
underdog
post #2  on August 1, 2005 - 4:06 PM PDT  
I seem to have trouble resisting The Blues Brothers any time it's on cable, or Shaolin Soccer (except the dubbed version is the only one they play on cable), and especially... *any* Muppet film. Not that many can resist those, but you could argue against them being classics. And not really "guilty" pleasures.

I also watched My Bodyguard last night, which was a childhood favorite. Flawed? Yes. But still great.

woozy
post #3  on August 1, 2005 - 8:10 PM PDT  
The Ruling Class

and

Antonia and Jane
ahogue
post #4  on August 2, 2005 - 4:50 PM PDT  
Most of David Cronenberg's films since Scanners. Especially Videodrome, The Fly, Existenz, and Crash. Certainly not guilty pleasures, but not all of them are what I would confidently call classics.

Also Suspiria and Kubrick's Shining. One of those really is a great film, but it could still be considered odd how much I enjoy watching it considering the soundtrack is largely Ligeti and Penderecki and that it features an elevator full of blood among other attractions.

Funny that all I can think of are horror films. I'm on a bit of a horror kick lately, is all.

I enjoy many of Philip Kaufman's movies perhaps slightly more than some of them deserve.
Eoliano
post #5  on August 2, 2005 - 5:16 PM PDT  
> I enjoy many of Philip Kaufman's movies perhaps slightly more than some of them deserve.

Same here, though I really enjoy watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and especially The Right Stuff, which was terribly misunderstood at the time of its release.
shiori308
post #6  on August 2, 2005 - 6:54 PM PDT  
I have watched Moulin Rouge one too many times and it always causes a tear or two, which is strange because I am not usually a crier when it comes to sad occurences but moreso a crier of beautifully done films. I also watch Inuyasha over and over again which most have a hard time watching once through.

ahogue
post #7  on August 3, 2005 - 10:17 AM PDT  
> On August 2, 2005 - 5:16 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > I enjoy many of Philip Kaufman's movies perhaps slightly more than some of them deserve.
>
> Same here, though I really enjoy watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and especially The Right Stuff, which was terribly misunderstood at the time of its release.
> ---------------------------------

I see The Unbearable Lightness of Being is unavailable. What a shame. I like the book quite a bit but never got around to seeing the film.
Eoliano
post #8  on August 3, 2005 - 10:41 AM PDT  
> I see The Unbearable Lightness of Being is unavailable. What a shame. I like the book quite a bit but never got around to seeing the film.

That's a pity. It looks like the MGM reissue went OOP... Thankfully, I still have my Criterion.
sinisterguffaw
post #9  on August 3, 2005 - 11:03 AM PDT  
Maybe I'm crazy, and maybe the movie isn't flawed so much as it is generally disliked (minus the small cultish following that has developed), but the only movie I can think of that I'm always in the mood for is Kung Pow. And that's not exactly a revelation, because I've said it countless times before.
shiori308
post #10  on August 3, 2005 - 1:51 PM PDT  
> On August 3, 2005 - 11:03 AM PDT sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Maybe I'm crazy, and maybe the movie isn't flawed so much as it is generally disliked (minus the small cultish following that has developed), but the only movie I can think of that I'm always in the mood for is Kung Pow. And that's not exactly a revelation, because I've said it countless times before.
> ---------------------------------

Hmmm Sinny I think we need to have a talk about our relationship. ;)

(I felt the emoticon was necessary so you would understand the light-heartedness in this comment. If it was unnecessary please let me know for the next cynical remark I make. Dammit why do I feel like I always have to explain my emoticons now!?)

shiori308
post #11  on August 3, 2005 - 1:52 PM PDT  
> On August 3, 2005 - 10:17 AM PDT ahogue wrote:
> ---------------------------------

>
> I see The Unbearable Lightness of Being is unavailable. What a shame. I like the book quite a bit but never got around to seeing the film.
> ---------------------------------

Luckily though, ULB is available at most Blockbusters.
IronS
post #12  on August 4, 2005 - 9:39 PM PDT  
This is very cute without being gaggingly so. Plus, each episode is only 5 minutes long.

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