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What The Hell Is Wrong With Hollywood???

  1. fierycj profile image85
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    Geez, look at the box office these days...full of corny, boring, whack-ass movies...movies that make you wanna just puke your guts out...really, Hollywood is just gone to hell...if not for few like Scorcese, Copolla, De Palma, Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Rodriguez, and the likes Hollywood would just be pure, 100% unadulterated crap...that's just why I stick with british flicks by Guy Ritchie, Matthew Vaughn, etc

    PLEASE, enough of the chick flicks...who gives a monkey's piss who's dating who? who gives a smoking dragon who's sleeping with who? Only phony, corny people...people who wanna sit on their couch and watch Jennifer Aniston movies all day, with a box of tissue paper lying all over the damn place, crying their eyes out...Gawd, I'm reaching under my bed right now for my magnum...and if I ever see one more corny, boring movie, just one...I'll shoot something...

    1. Wendi M profile image81
      Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was just getting ready to go watch "The Grapes of Wrath"...is that one ok?  Never seen it!

      1. fierycj profile image85
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Its brilliant...

        1. Wendi M profile image81
          Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That was 2 hours well spent...glad I rented it!

        2. love my yorkies profile image60
          love my yorkiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I love "The Grapes of Wrath", it's one of my fav movies.  Some chick flicks are ok, but even as a woman, I get fed up with them pretty quickly and can only take so much.

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well you're an aspiring director, go direst a blockbuster my man. Like, Gone Fiery With the Wind!

      1. fierycj profile image85
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha...I'll make The Fiery & The Graceful

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      Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      At last, someone speaks out in this matter! Fiery, you rock! I also hate this Tarantino, Coppola whatever crap. It's sooo tastless... I mean when will these boys grow up?!

      And yes, more Jennifer Aniston movies, please. wink

      1. fierycj profile image85
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What the...?

      2. dohn121 profile image89
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't it too early to be drinking???

        1. fierycj profile image85
          fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder...

          1. profile image0
            Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No need to wonder. I tell ya, it's 22:04. A perfect time to start. smile

    4. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The kind of movie Hollywood produce is a reflection of what kind of moviegoers there are... They are cheap budgetted and run on the mill kind of thing...

  2. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    There are a couple of artsy films out, but they may not be your style.
    "Bright Star" is about John Keats life and romance.
    "Serephine" is about a French housekeeper who was a painter discovered by the same person who discovered Picasso.

    They both look good.

    I've been considering "500 Days of Summer." Supposed to be good.

    However, that being said, I do think you're right, fiery. There's just way too much crap coming out of Hollywood.

    1. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      BTW, how's your screenwriting going?

      1. fierycj profile image85
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I hate to praise myself, but I must say, Its looking pretty damned good...I'm just trying to cut out any phoniness and crap from it...

        1. Daniel Carter profile image90
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good for you! An honest self-critique is extremely valuable. And so is confidence about what you're doing. Good luck with your projects, my man.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hollywood is overpaid. I prefer the indie films and the two art films sounds good. I usually end up watching older movies, the new ones don't hold my interest, but I did really love Hurt Locker.

  3. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Yeah and these boring films your girlfriend wants to go and watch and wants you to go with her, but then you have to make up an excuse like I have to wash my hair or something, that's hollywood for ya!

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God help us...

  4. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Yo Fiery! Nice to hear from you and glad the Screen Writing's going fine.

    I've had Duplicity out for over a week now but haven't got round to watching it. Was gonna ask you to watch it with me but it won't float your boat. See Yah smile

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would watch anything wth you, even Jennifer Aniston movies...I never watch Jennifer Aniston movies...like never smile

  5. wychic profile image79
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I just got out of five years of having to watch every slapstick comedy to come out, the more stupid the better...I have to say, I really HATE slapstick and have rated these movies, complete with a nausea factor, in my reviews.

    I can't agree more that Hollywood has certainly come out with a ton of crap. The vast majority of the big names that everyone seems to love (meaning mostly the younger actors) are pretty faces with little to no acting talent. Or, in some notable exceptions I can think of, they're people who HAD talent but happened to be good-looking and got thrown into two-dimensional roles that were intended only for eye candy. Anymore, some movies have absolutely no substance whatsoever and eye candy is all that's left. Sadly, this is what the general public wants...it's what sells.

    That said, I do like the occasional chick flick...but they can't be predictable, and they have to have a story aside from two people chasing each other, playing hard to get, and eventually getting each other in the sack. My kind of chick flick is something more along the lines of Frida (starring Selma Hayek) or those wonderful doomed relationships like Sylvia (Gwyneth Paltrow)...talk about extremely depressing. Sick? Maybeso.

    For the most part, I have to say that I've gotten to the point that there are some actors I'll watch no matter what...and most of the rest of the time I resign myself to having the opportunity to write one more bad review.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You've always had an eye for good movies, Wychic...

      1. wychic profile image79
        wychicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why thank you big_smile *takes a bow*

        I currently have a very long list of reviews waiting to be written that should be a pretty nice run-down of what NOT to watch, but also looking at some good ones...I now have only myself to blame for the bad ones, at long last I have sole control over the Netflix queue!

        1. Wonder_Woman profile image59
          Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Have you seen the movie paranormal activty

          1. wychic profile image79
            wychicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sure haven't...is it worth chasing down?

            1. Wonder_Woman profile image59
              Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              if paranormal activity scares you its worth seeing smile i took my bf and he didnt know nothing about the movie, during the middle of the movie he looked at me with these scared eyes and asked me why i brought him to see this movie. hes been scared for the last 3 days. lol

  6. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I can understand what you mean, Fiery.  Unfortunately, so long as people pay to see these movies, Hollywood will continue to crank them out...Notice how during any given week, they'll be the following at your local theater (I can't speak on your behalf--Nigeria--however):

    A Romantic Comedy
    A Family Movie (Animation/CGI)
    A Drama
    An Action Movie
    A Suspense Thriller and/or
    A Horror Movie

    All of these movie cover all of the major demographics, so they'll all make some kind of money.  Just as long as you buy your ticket, everyone gets paid...The hell with you enjoying the movie lol

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Geez, you know what, man...thank God, you can make good movies and still sell, like Scorcese and the likes...thank God you dont have to make only corny flicks to sell...

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago

    I feel this is a good place to say:



    I HATE TWILIGHT!

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Geez, dont even take me there...after being pressured by a million and one friends of mind, mostly females, I finally sat down to watch it like a couple of days ago...I puked, no friggin' kidding...what garbage...the entire movie you see a boy and a girl staring into each other's eyes awkwardly, and that's romantic, that's passion...Yurk!

      1. Wonder_Woman profile image59
        Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        After reading the book, i watched the movie. the move blows. it really sucked, i was extremely disappointed

    2. Wonder_Woman profile image59
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know a ton of girls are going crazy for this thing and at first I honestly couldn’t understand the cult that evolved for it.
      Finally a girl at work let me read the book, being an avid reader, I hate to admit I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was beautifully written.
      It’s a wonderful romance novel, that’s all it is. The modern day Romeo and Juliet but Romeo is a vampire. lol

    3. shanekruger profile image60
      shanekrugerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I also hate tiwlight

  8. shamelabboush profile image71
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    The only movie I watched and liked in this season is Inglorious Basterds... i enjoyed it and the rest is just boriiiiiing...

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for reminding me why I'm your fan...

    2. Wonder_Woman profile image59
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      GREAT MOVIE! Where are in the business of killing Nazi's... and business is booming smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Just please don't ever do a Forrest Gump type piece of crap fiery. smile

  10. dejajolie profile image61
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    Yes agreed with most, unfortunately someone is watching these movies which is why they keep getting produced. What I have learned is pre-teens and teens pretty much dominate the entertainment market (music and movies), so they are being catered to because they are the major consumers. The only thing that can explain Hanah Montana and Jonas Brothers success.....I'm gagging, but that's ok, I'm not 13.

  11. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Have to agree, Fiery - I was caught out with that the other night. She decided to watch a really crappy girly films - normally, I go on the internet, but she was in one of those 'spending quality time together' moods.

    It was torture sad

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I feel for ya, man...

      1. Sufidreamer profile image80
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did you manage to get hold of the original 'Get Carter'?

        1. fierycj profile image85
          fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I didnt get a hold of the copy, but I did see it on TCM though, twice...and it was worth it!

      2. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol   one of the few good things about hollywood is hans zimmer, makes amazing film scores, good guy music too. my next hub is on his work.

    2. wychic profile image79
      wychicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tell her that if she wants to spend some quality time together, all she has to do is pick a GOOD movie.


      ....and if you use that line, I do hope you have a comfortable couch for one available, some women get awfully sensitive wink.

      I will also add my vote to the dislike of the Twilight movie. I normally wouldn't go near something like that, but my sister begged and begged until I watched it with her when I was in town waiting for my significant other to fly in. It was the first time I saw him in person, I was there the night before, so I wasn't sleeping anyway...and she talked me into watching both Twilight and Yes Man. I have to say that Yes Man wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be, but I stopped seeing teen romances as anything other than annoying when I was...about nine. She swears the books are much better, all I have to say is I sure hope so or the world is in even worse shape than I thought...not that I'd go out of my way to find out firsthand, unless I run out of anything else to read...and the library has a lot of them there book thingies.

  12. resspenser profile image84
    resspenserposted 7 years ago

    I rarely go to movies anymore and the last one I saw was Star Trek. I thought they did an excellent job unlike most of the movies I have seen based on TV shows!
    I Spy sucked.
    Starsky and Hutch could have been a winner if it had been played as a serious effort.
    Wild Wild West??? EEEEK!

    I did also like Appaloosa based on the book by Robert B.  Parker.

    1. Wonder_Woman profile image59
      Wonder_Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you should go see zombieland or rent a new movie that went straight to dvd but i loved called (trick r treat)

  13. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Bro, check out my new short story.  It's right up your alley:

    Revenge, Inc.

    Let me know.

  14. zadrobi profile image61
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    I would listen to Dohn. I know people and they say he is a man to be taken seriously.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think I know that about Dohn better than you do, newbie...smile

      1. zadrobi profile image61
        zadrobiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Was a joke.

  15. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Glad to see you back, C.J.  Or maybe you were here all along and I just hit the wrong threads, but I take 2 days off from HP and here you are!  big_smile

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Been busy...popping in every now and then...nice to see you, too, Ghost...big_smile

      1. dohn121 profile image89
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's great to see some familiar faces...Even if one of them is a mushroom cloud smile

        1. fierycj profile image85
          fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    I agree, Fiery.  I am honestly not into the 'flash' of Hollywood filming.  I am an avid Independent movie and foreign film addict! Few of my favorites are:

    'XXY'. (2007) *Warning--mature content*
    http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK/ … 383820825/

    'Ben X'  (2007).
    http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK/ … 681353753/

    'Special' (2006)
    http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK/ … 011875865/

    'Let the right one in' (2008)
    http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK/ … 979960601/

    Enjoy!

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    littledevil1983posted 7 years ago

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