Author Topic: Unpopular Movie Opinions (2008 - 2010)  (Read 316023 times)

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3390 on: November 15, 2009, 12:37:18 AM »
The Dude negates all criticism of Jeff Bridges forever.

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3391 on: November 15, 2009, 12:46:17 AM »
Yeah but nobody actually likes them.  :)

I like Tim Robbins, heck I might even love him, in a Kevin Costner kind of way.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3392 on: November 15, 2009, 12:53:50 AM »
I was just kidding. I like him too, some of the time.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3393 on: November 15, 2009, 02:54:08 AM »
Jeff Bridges is the most overrated underrated actor ever.
What do you think of his work in The Door in the Floor, American Heart, and The Fabulous Baker Boys?
I definitely haven't seen The Door in the Floor, you recommend it? I saw TFBB a long time ago but don't really remember that much about it. I just think he's kind of awful in Fearless, and lately I find myself actively avoiding him 'cause that Jeff Bridges thing he does in most of his movies kind of gets on my nerves. I do however like the Dude.


check out Door - its one of the better coming of age indies from the last few years

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3394 on: November 15, 2009, 04:00:01 AM »
check out Door - its one of the better coming of age indies from the last few years
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3395 on: November 15, 2009, 12:11:14 PM »
Jeff Bridges is the most overrated underrated actor ever.
What do you think of his work in The Door in the Floor, American Heart, and The Fabulous Baker Boys?
I definitely haven't seen The Door in the Floor, you recommend it? I saw TFBB a long time ago but don't really remember that much about it.

I definitely recommend Door.  It's his best performance this side of American Heart which I assume you wasn't impressed by?  Both of them ranked in my overall top tens for performances by decade.  Baker Boys is a favorite of mine.  It was among the twenty or thirty films that were fighting to make the 95 to 100 slots in my Top 100, and it has Bridges third best performance.  The Dude is fourth.

and lately I find myself actively avoiding him 'cause that Jeff Bridges thing he does in most of his movies kind of gets on my nerves.

Is this thing a certain way/rhythm of speaking, gestures, and facial expressions?

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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3396 on: November 15, 2009, 01:12:52 PM »
and lately I find myself actively avoiding him 'cause that Jeff Bridges thing he does in most of his movies kind of gets on my nerves.
Is this thing a certain way/rhythm of speaking, gestures, and facial expressions?
Some combination of all of those I guess, I just feel like he has a shtick that he goes to all the time and to me it often feels smug. I don't hate him or anything, it just struck me in Adam and Matty's review of Goats when they said he's reason enough for them to see a movie.

I definitely recommend Door.  It's his best performance this side of American Heart which I assume you wasn't impressed by?
I'll check out Door, don't think I've seen the other one.
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3397 on: November 15, 2009, 01:41:03 PM »
and lately I find myself actively avoiding him 'cause that Jeff Bridges thing he does in most of his movies kind of gets on my nerves.
Is this thing a certain way/rhythm of speaking, gestures, and facial expressions?
Some combination of all of those I guess, I just feel like he has a shtick that he goes to all the time and to me it often feels smug. I don't hate him or anything, it just struck me in Adam and Matty's review of Goats when they said he's reason enough for them to see a movie.
Agree. 

I probably like him even less than you do.  If he's in a movie I instinctively think there must be something wrong with it.  Dunno why, but I just don't like him. 
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3398 on: November 15, 2009, 04:27:31 PM »
and lately I find myself actively avoiding him 'cause that Jeff Bridges thing he does in most of his movies kind of gets on my nerves.
Is this thing a certain way/rhythm of speaking, gestures, and facial expressions?
Some combination of all of those I guess, I just feel like he has a shtick that he goes to all the time and to me it often feels smug. I don't hate him or anything, it just struck me in Adam and Matty's review of Goats when they said he's reason enough for them to see a movie.

I definitely recommend Door.  It's his best performance this side of American Heart which I assume you wasn't impressed by?
I'll check out Door, don't think I've seen the other one.

He plays an ex-con in American Heart, and his son (Edward Furlong) enters his life.  And considering the smug factor, I say hold off on Door and go with Heart first.  I think his work in Heart is the one in which he disappears into the most.

EDIT: To think about it, his character in both of those films are pricks (don't recall them as being particularly smug nor his portrayal, but they might be to you), but in Door it might go over better because of the reason he is why he is (i.e., character's past).  Also he's not just a prick through and through.  At the same time, Door might not go over better because his mannerisms and the like aren't too far from his other performances.  There's very little of that in Heart as I remember it.  So I don't know.   :)
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Re: Unpopular Movie Opinions
« Reply #3399 on: November 16, 2009, 01:05:32 AM »
I think Jeff Bridges is a great actor, and he really shares the stage well, such as in The Fisher King and in Lebowski.  I much prefer him over Costner, in general.  However, both of them are better in understated performances than overstated.
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