a couple that haven't been mentioned and are pretty old
Ishtar - Warren Beatty Dustin Hoffman - only made 14 million of a 65 million budget
Heaven's gate - Jeff Bridges Mickey Rourke Christopher Walken - less than 4 million on a 44 million budget
Inchon - Sir Lawrence Oliver - once of the worst films of all time.
Put that next to Battlefield Earth with TRavolta and Forest Whitaker
and what about Halle Berry's tour de force Catwoman ?
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That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Originally posted by Mike ZeidlerAnything where an actor says they're doing a movie because they want their kids to be able to watch them in something is the touch of death. Look at what DeNiro has become.
Gary Oldman wanted his kids to be able to watch one of his movies so he was in Lost in Space.
Originally posted by El NastioRat Race, i think it was called. Incredibly stupid.
I liked Rat Race (which was a remake of "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad [not sure how many mads are in the title) World", but they did note in the commentary that it might be the first comedy to have 3 different Academy Award winning actors in it (Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Kathy Bates), along with many other well-liked comedians, so I could see how it could fit in this category if you didn't like it.
Originally posted by Kevintripod Dick Tracy - (Beatty, Pacino, Hoffman, Madonna, etc.)
And to think, Pacino got an Oscar nomination for it.
Also, how has this conversation gone for so long with no mention of Town & Country? Take a look at the cast: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Charlton Heston, and Josh Hartnett. Town & Country cost 90 million bucks to make, and its worldwide theatrical gross was 10 million with a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Originally posted by It's FalseValentine's Day sure gave it a go with a bloated cast that included Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jessicas Alba AND Biel, and both Julia and Emma Roberts. Yet the final result...was truly terrible. (edited by It's False on 29.7.11 1258)
Well I'm not sure how many people in that cast are actually good, but you're right about Love Actually being one of the few good examples of one of those multiple-stories-at-once movies.
Ocean's 12 is probably about as good an answer as there is. Between Damon, Clooney and Pitt there is probably one lead actor that 90% of the country really likes (Damon is my choice) and then a fantastic supporting cast around them. Then throw in a Bruce Willis cameo to boot.
Alex Baldwin's run as The Shadow stands out as a great cast but a TERRIBLE movie. Tim Curry, Ian McKellen, Peter Boyle, Jonathan Winters, and Penelope Ann Miller... and the result was a disaster of a film.
I actually saw it film in the theater. Did I see this with General Zod? Maybe he remembers...
Originally posted by Oliver...and Infinite Sadness of the Spotless Mind
I love this movie, so I must defend it. I think it's one of the best films ever made.
Originally posted by MattitudeAlso, how has this conversation gone for so long with no mention of Town & Country?
You beat me to it! I assume the answer to your question is that we are the only unfortunate souls to have seen it. Abysmal film in every possible way.
The Score was OK, but distinctly mediocre given the cast (de Niro, Brando, Norton).
And whilst a lot of people seemed to like it, nobody will ever convince me that Gosford Park (Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, Ryan Phillipe, Kelly Macdonald, Clive Owen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance) is anything but a tedious dirge.
Originally posted by JayJayDeanI loved Ocean's 11 and 12
I suddenly feel a little less embarrassed about confessing my Bad Boys 2 love.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend was full of people I'm a fan of (Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes, Anna Farris) but was borderline unwatchable. I remember sitting in the theater thinking it's GOT to be almost over and then realizing that Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman hadn't even broken up yet and we still hadn't reached the fucking concept of the movie.
(And I'll join the chorus loving The Prestige, Nothing But Trouble and especially Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was probably the best movie of the last decade.)
There was a story on NPR very recently that compared Sofía Vergara's character on MF with characters on I Love Lucy in terms of furthering positive Latino representations on television. Latinos On TV: Laughing At Culture, Laughing With It (npr.org)...