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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Didn't we have a thread like this very recently? Anyway - "Flight" was not helped by the fact that it had been marketed in the UK as some sort of action once the initial incident was over the pillows came out. Reappraising it on DVD, without the expectations, is a different story I'm glad to say...but given the expectations in the cinema it was dullsville.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

And a little film that has since become known as The English F*cking Patient.

I so wanted to post this!

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Saving Ryan's Privates

Is that the x-rated version?

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

It's a tie between MISSING (1982) and TITANIC (1997). I fell asleep during both.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The Constant Gardener. I dozed off.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Didn't we have a thread like this very recently?

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Didn't we have a thread like this very recently?

And dan, you even posted to it yourself earlier this year. You probably would have found it if you had gone to your profile and checked your own posts [View Threads With Posts By This User]. But knowing you, the list is probably over 40 feet long! Actually it shows nearly 4400 threads, which is ironic, since you've chosen not to post a single word in your profile! Interestingly, among those thousands of threads, you've sometimes posted as many as 253 times to some of them (e.g. 216, 45, 16, 27, 41, 19, 16, 253, 34, 96, 56, 36 times each), which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Get a life." You've obviously found one here, which is great, because you're quite an asset here, although it does make some of us wish that the real dan the man would step from out of the shadows and tell us just a teensie weensie bit about himself! C'mon pal, give us a hint, if only some of your favorite composers and soundtracks -- obviously you have some. Please fill in some of the blanks!

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

You guys are tough.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Syriana. The one that popped into my mind when I saw the thread title. Other movies that made me go to sleep were The Dark Knight Rises, Avatar and Fellowship of the Ring,

Which reminds me of another one - Inception. Fell asleep the first time, gave it a second chance and fell asleep again. Never has George Bernard Shaw's claim that "sleep is an opinion" been so correct.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

City Hall.


 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I've seen so many movies in theatres that I'm very hard pressed to say which was the dullest. My theatre-going memories go all the way back (I was born in 1959) to being taken by my parents to a drive-in to see DONDI, probably late 1961, and going to Radio City Music Hall in 1963 for a Christmas show featuring Disney's THE SWORD AND THE STONE.

In more recent times, I'd say that I found THE SIXTH SENSE to be very dull, though I was surprised by the twist. And it won't surprise some here that I had to fight to keep my eyes open during some parts of PROMETHEUS. (But, let's not get started on that again!)

I love science fiction movies, but I've yet to be able to make through the original SOLARIS. That movie makes 2001 seem like STAR WARS.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I have never fallen asleep, but I went a lot to the movies in the 90s, so I have seen my share of bad movies. Off the top of my head:

Trial & Error
The Waterboy
Mad Love
Divorcing Jack
Forget Paris
Blue Streak
Two If By Sea
The Distinguished Gentleman
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've fell asleep twice in the cinema (that I can recall).
It was during Out Of Africa and Transformers 2, both through sheer boredom.

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

ATLAS SHRUGGED - a real snooze fest IMO

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Warren Beatty's REDS

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Rory: Re your I've yet to be able to make through the original SOLARIS. That movie makes 2001 seem like STAR WARS.

When the Russian original of SOLARIS first came to town in 1972 or 1973, Kevin Thomas in the Los Angeles Times wrote this glowing review that compared the special effects favorably to those in 2001 (honest!). I wrote him how a long line formed at the Nuart Theater in West L.A., the only place locally it could be seen, many there because they too had read his very complimentary review. So you can imagine our horror at what we saw (by Andrei Tarkovsky). I wanted to walk out after 10 minutes, but forced myself to sit through it all, and, yes, it was verrrrrrrrry hard not to fall asleep! And funny, I thought about SOLARIS when I first saw this thread several hours ago, but figured I must have seen a lot of more boring films since then! When the movie was finally over and our ordeal, as we trudged out I could hear sooooooooooo many people ripping the movie apart and cursing that review written by Kevin Thomas. Decades later I sent him a cordial email about something else, but, as sort of a postscript, told him about that long ago night at the Nuart and how his review had resulted in SO many angry moviegoers. Predictably, he never bothered to write back. Just hated that movie! Incidentally, those special effects that Thomas compared to those seen in Kubrick's 2001 consisted mainly of an alien smashing through a metal wall of a spaceship that looked like it was made of aluminum foil and an alien planet seen from space with a surface that looked like pastel-colored whipped cream! And yet there are others, besides that L.A. Times critic, who also loved it! So what do we know?

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

The Ring Two

 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)

For a long time it was John Huston's The Dead, but that was finally supplanted by The Hobbit.

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

So what do we know?

We know it stinks. I was lucky enough NOT to have seen SOLARIS in a theatre, but only on home video, where, as I said, I have yet to ever get through it. I think they've shown it on TCM, where I recall DVRing it, to give it another chance, but then not being able to get very far before Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz set in. And the George Clooney version really wasn't much better.

But I wanted to bring up the LORD OF THE RINGS movies from Peter Jackson. I know these are already beloved movies, one a winner of Best Picture, but for me, they got boring very quickly. Their structure is very repetitive, with one incident after another (one action climax on top of another) pretty much playing out exactly like what came before and what's about to come. I was able to tolerate it in the first one, because it was new (I never read the books), but it was still tiresome, however, when I went to see the second one, it really started to work its true magic on me -- it put me to sleep. Of course, I was soon rudely awakened with a start when the soundtrack would suddenly explode in a cacophony of swords clashing and stones crashing! I'm still puzzled why so much artistry and craftsmanship went into creating a pseudo-Middle Ages world when their certainly must be tales from the real Middle Ages that are truly interesting, just as exciting, and most probably wouldn't put me to sleep.

Anyway, after the second LORD OF THE RINGS movie, I stopped going to them (and skipped THE HOBBIT too), as well as after the second HARRY POTTER movie. I took a snooze during that one too.

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Just want to say I saw Solaris, the Clooney version, in the theater and stayed awake.


I am proud of myself.

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