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    When to stop seeing a movie...

    Example 1:
    When one of the dialog lines reads as follows:
    "It's septicemia. An infection in the bones. Usually when there's bacteria".

    Movie: The Ruins (2008)
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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    When to stop seeing a movie...
    At the end. I mean, staying after that would be silly. And walking out on a movie at all is a waste of your money, unless THX has finally made the audience deaf.*

    stealth joke. If you got it you win internet cookies.

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    I stop seeing a movie when gratuitious violence overshadows the plot and everything else ie. Eden Lake, The Passion of the Christ.

    I don't even watch movies like Saw or those types of ultraviolent movies. Torture porn is not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyclown View Post
    I don't even watch movies like Saw or those types of ultraviolent movies. Torture porn is not cool.
    I tried to watch one of the Saw movies once. I didn't even last 5 minutes before I turned it off.

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    I wish earlier than the end sometimes, but if I payed for it then I generally try and see it out. The last movie I *almost* walked out on was "The lovely bones". And no, it wasn't my idea to see it .

    I've seen all the Saw movies (all 6 of them ). Honestly, only for the story and twists -- not twisting of limbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    I've seen all the Saw movies (all 6 of them ). Honestly, only for the story and twists -- not twisting of limbs.
    I'll second this. Great movies if you put all the blood behind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    The last movie I *almost* walked out on was "The lovely bones".
    Really? I saw advertisement for that movie on tv and it looked fairly good. I actually wanted to see it in the cinema, but that never happened. Why is it so bad, then?

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    >>When to stop seeing a movie...

    When Tara Reid walks on set dressed in a white coat and glasses and refers to herself as "Dr Someone"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alone_i...rk_(2005_film)

    Oh...kind of the same thing happened here, except this time it was Mina Suvari and she was a soldier...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_...ad_(2008_film)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    stealth joke. If you got it you win internet cookies.
    I'm risking, a reference to Lucas' THX 1138 dystopian world as well as Lucas' sound system.

    Quote Originally Posted by yaya
    I'll second this. Great movies if you put all the blood behind you.
    I can't third it.
    It's not that you can put the blood behind you. It's in your face all the time. But mostly, it's the plot, bad acting, simply wrong writing and the teenager adulation that gets under my skin. These movies are simply bad. And I'm afraid I've developed a certain antipathy towards people who like them. (Just being honest about it.)

    I do watch them occasionally, though. Cable is your friend when insomnia decides to make a visit. I sometimes find that watching a bad movie helps me exercise my judgmental self.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I also thought the Saw movies were stupid.

    At the end.
    I walked out of Man of the Year. They showed all those previews of Robin Williams being super funny, but then I actually went and saw the movie and it was like 5 minutes funny, the rest terrible and/or serious.

    When to stop seeing a movie...
    Hackers, if you know anything at all about computers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Hackers, if you know anything at all about computers
    Hackers is my Citizen Kane.

    ... and Masterminds is my Gone With The Wind...
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    Lol, I watched that first when I was like 16 and I was like wtf... You never once see a command line...all it shows it like VR when they're supposedly 'hacking'. The best part is when the villain is just standing at his console and says something like "come on is that all you've got?" and it's just like pictures of a fake motherboard on the screen.

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    I only have walked away from a movie theater once in my life. And that was "Superbad", though I have seen worse.

    When I see it at home, I usually just fast forward when I get uninterested.

    I would say there are two kind of people. The ones that will watch a bad movie because they started it and the others that won't watch it, they will simply close it and not worry about it. I belong in the second.

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    I only turn off a movie if it engages me so little that I care more about cleaning my room than finishing the movie.

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