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My Hit List (out and out rant)

If a movie has one of the following people in it, I'm instantly dubious... sometimes even nauseous.
I've been told this makes me a snob.
So be it.

Movie Puppets I Loathe (in no particular order)

Freddy Prinze Jr
Ashton Kutcher
Matthew Lillard
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jason Biggs
Shannon Elizabeth
Denise Richards
Charlie Sheen
Tara Reid
Alyson Hannigan
Sharon Stone
Ryan Phillippe
Jennifer Love Hewwit
Jeff Daniels
Gina Davis
Seann William Scott


I'm sure there are more...
I'm *sure* there are more.. I just can't think of them at the moment.
Comment! Leave *your* most annoying movie puppets! Argue with me! Call me names for hating Buffy! c'mon! freeforall! WOOHOOO!

update!
Some people I forgot:
Julia Stiles
Britney Murphy
Claire Danes
Renee Zelwegger (someone explain this to me... really)
Yasmine Bleeth

(some of these people aren't really active movie people at the moment. SO what? I'm going to bitch about them anyway...)

Rebecca DeMornay
Lou Diamond Phillips
Jamie Lee Curtis
Darryl Hannah
Kevin Costner
Michael Douglas (just can't stand him)
Melanie Griffith
Matthew Broderick
Meg Ryan

(ya know... it's like... anyone popular from the last 20 years... Chances are they annoy me. Like I said to Ken below, I shouldn't attempt a full list of the hates because it will become clear that I only *really* like about 5 people)

Tom Hanks

Mary Steenburgen
Andy McDowell
Kathleen (is she american?) Turner. (notice as the years have gone on she's begun to sound more and more... "foreign"? Just like the vague "accent" that Tina Turner developed? )
Martin Short
(shoot him)
James Woods
Val Kilmer
Wesley Snipes
Ralph Finnes
Russell Crowe
Winona Ryder
Ben Affleck
Will Smith
Ethan Hawke
John Travolta...



OKay .. okay .. I've gone on enough.. sorry ... everyone annoys me.. we'll just put it that way

Comments

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maddening
Aug. 8th, 2002 03:02 pm (UTC)
Geena Davis is *ok*. By which I mean she's made some good movies, not that she's Oscar material or anything.

I honestly don't think I've seen her in anything that I thought was good.

Julia Stiles has done so little that I'm reserving judgment.

Just from the couple of things I've seen her in, I wasn't impressed. Besides, I wasn't talking about goodness, necessarily.. just who annoys me.

Claire Danes was good in Romeo and Juliet.

That movie was pure poop through and through. The only things that *didn't make me want to projectile vomit all over Baz Luhrman were the guy who played Mercutio and John Leguizamo. Otherwise there wasn't a performance, a costume, a scene or an inflection that wasn't putrid.

Yes, I have strong feelings about this one.


Michael Douglas has done some really cool stuff. The Game for example.

He's an icky old man with one facial expression that I've been told again and again I'm supposed to find attractive.
BLEH.


Matthew Broderick was excellent in Glory. In everything else he's just a washed-up rehash of Ferris Bueller.

Matthew Broderick could have just read directly from the script in Glory and he could be called good becuase that's how well written that movie was.
The MATERIAL there was his only saving grace. He's just... *him* .. in everything.

Tom Hanks rules, although I am getting tired of seeing his face.

He's cute in a romantic comedy. He's not a good dramatic actor. Again, I didn't mean goodness, I meant people who annoy me... He annoys me and he always has even since his Bosom Buddies days.
Really.


I'm really going out on a limb here, but I like James Woods.

Ya know, I've heard that from a lot of guys.
I thought he did an excellent job of a portrayal of Roy Cohn... that was hard to pull off, given how disgusting, but utterly human Cohn was. So he gets props for that. I don't really think he's a bad actor... but he just gets under my skin.. something about him.


Val Kilmer is passable.

I'll give him the credit for his acting. Some of his movies have been really impressively done.
But *he* annoys me and usually if I hear he's in a movie (especially in the last few years) it seriously makes me reconsider.


Wesley Snipes seldom pretends to be anything but an action hero.

And yet, he's still unbelievable as an action hero...

Ralph Fiennes is a good actor. Ever see Strange Days?

Yes, and I still think he's horrible.

Russel Crowe is an excellent actor. A Beautiful Mind was one of the best acting jobs I've ever seen out of anybody.

See, A Beautiful Mind I've never seen... so maybe that's just the thing that's important. He's not a *bad* actor. He's not Keannu or anything. But I've not seen him be exceptionally *good* either. Certainly in no outstanding way.

Ethan Hawke was great in Gattaca

See, I don't think he was even good in that. He's another one who's just... always him.
And I've never understood why so many people find that to be *such* a good movie.


The rest of 'em I'll give ya.

hehe.. why thank you.. thank you very much.

I think you're the only one to argue thus far.rock on ::grin::

frobisher
Aug. 9th, 2002 12:23 pm (UTC)
Besides, I wasn't talking about goodness, necessarily.. just who annoys me.

From my perspective, that indicates that "arguing" is kind of pointless. Hence my not bothering.

Although I have to say that I'd have thought Quiz Show or Schindler's List would have been much better examples of Ralph Fiennes work than Strange Days. I can also report that he does a very acceptable Hamlet.
maddening
Aug. 9th, 2002 01:03 pm (UTC)
From my perspective, that indicates that "arguing" is kind of pointless. Hence my not bothering.

Good for you, Dave. Staying above the fray and keeping your opinions to yourself. Good job. Kudos. Bully for you.


Although I have to say that I'd have thought Quiz Show or Schindler's List would have been much better examples of Ralph Fiennes work than Strange Days. I can also report that he does a very acceptable Hamlet.

Okay.
He's still annoying. If for no other reason than for making up a pronunciation for his name.

Dave, you can feel free to express your opinions. I know you don't want me to tear into you again, and I won't promise that I won't, but posting to point out that you know that I might is sort of lame of you.


frobisher
Aug. 9th, 2002 11:03 pm (UTC)
That actually wasn't my intention.

I really don't see any point in arguing when there's nothing to argue. If it's about actors that annoy you, then they annoy you. What, I should tell you they don't? Should I tell you that I don't find them annoying? What would be the point?

It just so happens that on quite a number of those on your list I agree, and even some of those on whom I don't, I can certainly understand why you find them annoying (Matthew Broderick, for instance, does a good deal of junk. However, having seen him in some of his less seen performances - such as his stage work - I know he can be better. From the stuff one usually sees, however, I can see thinking he's crap.).

So, really, I was just saying there's a level at which things are basically opinion, and that's the level where I usually prefer to say "ok, we can agree to disagree".

Which, actually, is what I said. No issues of tearing, just a comment reflecting how I saw something.

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