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Old 07-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #21
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Without a doubt, horror.

Comedy -- I've learned to accept that there only one or two good ones a year. I'm okay with that.

Action -- Special Effects these days are astounding but the story and dialogue are typically weak.

Thriller -- never cared too much for this category anyway.

Sci-Fi -- for every Moon there's a dozen crappy ones but the good outweigh the bad.

Horror -- absolutely the worst. I haven't seen a decent horror film in probably over a decade.
Stop it. You're not looking in the right places.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #22
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There's been some great horror films made in the past decade. Problem is, most of them have subtitles. Or if they're American, there's no studio attached and they go straight to DVD without any promotion.
I did forget about Let the Right One In. I absolutely love that movie.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:19 PM   #23
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any comedy grab u at all?
Lately... drawing a blank

But in the past decade...

The Hangover
Old School
Wedding Crashers
Meet The Parents - (I know, released in 2000)
40 Year Old Virgin

To a lesser extent...

Superbad
Forgetting Sarah Marshall - a nice surprise
Tropic Thunder - could have been so much better, but was good.

In thinking about it, there is more comedy fare that has not disappointed me than horror.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #24
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I watch Horror films mostly, and so it's the Horror genre that most consistently disappoints me.

I watch them to be scared. I don't watch them because I want to see a new and innovative way to kill or torture someone.

I recently received some feedback on my script which made note to see if I can come up with some more creative kills. Now while I appreciate the feedback, I also stand firm in that I'm writing something to scare people and what I'm not doing is writing the next Saw or Hostel.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:39 AM   #25
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For me, easy - action movies..

I get so bloody bored with most action movies. Horribly trite characters, predictably lame story, action sequences that aren't exciting. Fights that i yawn through... It's stale genre for the most part right now.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #26
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Lately... drawing a blank

But in the past decade...

The Hangover
Old School
Wedding Crashers
Meet The Parents - (I know, released in 2000)
40 Year Old Virgin

To a lesser extent...

Superbad
Forgetting Sarah Marshall - a nice surprise
Tropic Thunder - could have been so much better, but was good.

In thinking about it, there is more comedy fare that has not disappointed me than horror.
We have identical taste in comedies. That would be my list too. I'd probably add Knocked Up, but that's about it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:57 PM   #27
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I haven't really seen any comedies I thought were actually funny in a long time. I'm not a big fan of the Apatow style that's still in vogue...

...although I did like Bad Teacher. But that was retro.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #28
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Action has been on the decline in the past few years. Since we've reached a point where special affects don't wow people the way they did a decade or two ago, the story has to carry the film, and the odds of that happening in H-wood are less than that of Steven Hawking winning a strongman competition.

Same deal with horror - everything's been done, and too many horror movies look and feel like regular movies, which is poison for the genre. And like how special effects are no longer special and have become the norm, shock value means nothing. There's no such thing anymore. We've seen everything.

Comedy? Most of them suck. Any random episode of Community or Curb Your Enthusiasm is twice as funny as any ten modern comedy films. And again, everything's been done.

I'll say I am consistently unimpressed and disappointed by sequels and remakes. And any poorly-written film devoid of logic.

Animation is far and away the most consistent in terms of storytelling prowess and artistic integrity.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #29
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We have identical taste in comedies. That would be my list too. I'd probably add Knocked Up, but that's about it.
Yeah, I appreciate Apatow's voice with some films more than others.

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Bad Teacher...

Now that's just effin scary. That's horror.




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Old 07-14-2011, 05:04 PM   #30
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Well, horror is my genre. Maybe that's why I liked it. It was definitely funnier than Zombieland.
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