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Movies I HATED

(in no particular order)

MIXED NUTS (1994) D: Nora Ephron. Starring Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Adam Sandler, Robert Klein, Juliette Lewis.
What a monumental waste of talent. I hated hated hated hated this movie!

TOYS (1992) D: Barry Levinson. Starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, LL Cool J, Robin Wright.
Horrible concept, horrible execution.

OUT OF AFRICA (1985) D: Sydney Pollack. Starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford.
Hey, this is my site, and I hated it. A TOTAL snooze-fest.

T3: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES (2003) D: Johnathan Mostow. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes.
Would it have been any better if James Cameron had directed? When you’ve completely run out of a story to tell, nothing could make it better.

VANILLA SKY (2001) D: Cameron Crowe. Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz.
Cameron Crowe really needs to stick to romantic comedies. And can Tom Cruise get any more full of himself? Oh, wait, stupid question.

SHOUT (1991) D: Jeffrey Hornaday. Starring John Travolta, Jamie Walters, Heather Graham.
How could I have almost forgotten about this stinker? See why I”m so mad at Quentin Tarantino for reviving John Travolta’s career?

EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) D: Stanley Kubrick. Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman.
The epitome of a vanity production. Too bad Kubrick got sucked in. And that infernal piano note that get played over and over and over and over. If you ever have insomnia, rent this one.

FOR THE BOYS (1991) D: Mark Rydell. Starring Bette Midler, James Caan.
A monumental bad choice for the usually dependable Midler.

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997) D: Steven Spielberg. Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn.
Spielberg ran out of magic. You still need a script, Steve.

OPEN WATER (2003) D: Chris Kentis. Starring Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis.
I was rooting for the sharks.

ADAPTATION (2002) D: Spike Jonze. Starring Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper.
Just kill me.

AI: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001) D: Steven Spielberg. Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas.
Somewhere in the hand-off from Stanley Kubrick to Steven Spielberg, this film totally lost its identity and got totally off-course.

AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS (2001) D: Joe Roth. Starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
This is what happens when a good cast has no script and an inexperienced director.

BULWORTH (1998) D: Warren Beatty. Starring Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt.
A mess.

FALLING DOWN (1993) D: Joel Schumacher. Starring Michael Douglas.
This movie just plain pissed me off.

TITANIC (1997) D: James Cameron. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet.
The most over-rated film of all time.

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2000) D: Darren Aronofsky. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly.
The sure cure for any chronically happy person.

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite Films Directed by a Woman:

1. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
2. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Clueless (1995)
5. Clockwatchers (1997)

Rental Pick:

Lost in Translation (2003)

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