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I always enjoyed her movies.  I've also watched A Perfect Murder (not stupid) and A View from the Top (Kind of stupid) a bunch of times.  For anyone who likes those girly movies, I'd recommend giving the second one a whirl; just don't expect it to be Oscar Worthy.

 

I do think A View from the Top is stupid, but I don't think the producers et al set out to make Citizen Kane and don't pretend to have done so.   I watch it whenever I come across it and enjoy it a lot.

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We have a couple of movies we watch over and over in our house:

The Mummy 1 and 2

Twister

Independence Day

I Robot

Transformers

A couple for me specifically are:

Where the Heart Is

Captain Amerida Winter Soldier (any marvel movie really)

Twilight (any of them). I actually like the movies. I'm easily amused ;)

The Blind Side

First Kid

I'll stop there. My list would be endless if I don't. I am a repeat offender at rewatching movies I like. I even keep them on my dvr so I can rewatch them whenever I want.

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"Protocol" with Goldie Hawn playing a ditzy waitress who literally bumps into a Middle Eastern emir and becomes the then-burgeoning cable news outlets' media darling while unwittingly becoming a State Department pawn. Yeah, it's silly and has a clunker of a speech by Miss Hawn's character in the end but it's somewhat mindlessly sitcom funny most of the time AND it gives a good [barely] parodying encapsulation of just HOW these news outlets hyped things back then!

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"Protocol" with Goldie Hawn playing a ditzy waitress who literally bumps into a Middle Eastern emir and becomes the then-burgeoning cable news outlets' media darling while unwittingly becoming a State Department pawn. Yeah, it's silly and has a clunker of a speech by Miss Hawn's character in the end but it's somewhat mindlessly sitcom funny most of the time AND it gives a good [barely] parodying encapsulation of just HOW these news outlets hyped things back then!

omg...I thought I was the only one to see and even remember that movie!  I loved it, but until a few months ago, had never seen it on tv, so it had been years since I'd seen it.  However, I saw it enough the first time around that I remembered most of it:

 

"This must be one of your gay, Arab, biker, sushi bars."

 

And, with the whole Sarah Palin/SNL "I can see Russia from my house" thing in 2008, I thought of "No, I've never been out of the country.  Well, I was in Canada once, but that doesn't count because it's attached."  dozens of times that year (and since I don't want to get political: I know she never said that, just the Tina Fey character on SNL--but whenever it was commented on, it made me think of Protocol).

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I was flipping through the tv stations today and came across Ice Castles (it had just started).  Two hours later......::hangsheadinshame::  :)

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No! I swear I cannot find Ice Castles anywhere, it used to be on free TV all the time. One of my guilty pleasure films!

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Watched Legally Blonde again and still love it. Too bad the second one sucked.

Saw She's All That and besides some parts that I FFed, I would easily watch this movie over and over again now that it's on my DVR.

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On 8/19/2015 at 6:22 PM, Gillian Rosh said:

I'll always watch The Replacements. That's mostly down to my Keanu Reeves love, but it's also just a silly-cute movie.

They just readded The Replacements back to Netflix, and I forgot how much I love that movie.  It consistently makes me laugh throughout the entire thing, and even though a lot of the premise is kind of dumb (like, why would the cheerleaders be on strike just because the players were?), the cast has so much chemistry together that it makes me forget all those little details.

Then again, Keanu has a lot of movies I love - I refuse to call Speed, Point Break, and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure stupid though.

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Many (many many) moons ago I did one of those Columbia House subscription things where you get the first 13 DVDs for like a penny and then must get some minimum number of DVDs over the next year or something (it actually wasn't that bad and the only unwanted DVD I received was Catch Me If You Can so totally not terrible).  Anyway, when signing up I picked like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Usual Suspects because, you know, trying to be not trashy.  However, which DVD have I watched the most since then?  Bring It On.  Do I really want to call Bring It On a stupid film?  Not really, it's the best.  But where I can probably quote (and sing and dance) along to every scene in that movie, I'm not sure I ever even opened The Usual Suspects.

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Bring It On is finally streaming on Netflix, along with Sixteen Candles and Save The Last Dance. I was one happy watcher this Mother's Day weekend. 

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11 hours ago, twoods said:

Bring It On is finally streaming on Netflix, along with Sixteen Candles and Save The Last Dance. I was one happy watcher this Mother's Day weekend. 

Saves the Last Dance is on there too?  Welp, you just gave me the perfect excuse to leave work early.  

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Just watched Tropic Thunder for the first time. I suspect I will be watching many more times. 

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Hudson Hawk - Stupid, silly, musical, and chock full of quotable lines. One of exactly four movies that I liked enough to buy a copy of it. If I ever get a female dog I'm going to name her Buffy, just so I can use "Buffy...ball-ball!" while playing fetch.

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On April 19, 2016 at 9:04 PM, Dancingjaneway said:

"Get Over It" is one of my favorites https://youtu.be/UMY4_zD27XY

Watching it now on Netflix and not bad- I like Whatever It Takes better. Shane West still gives me the feels.

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On 5/14/2016 at 10:00 PM, DeLurker said:

Just watched Tropic Thunder for the first time. I suspect I will be watching many more times. 

I remember seeing that in the theater and laughing so hard that I was crying.  Everyone in that movie is so freaking funny; Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey should really do more pure comedies.  

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Does Soapdish count as a stupid movie? I randomly caught it on Netflix, and it might still be streaming there.

"I heard you were on the show before. Back in the old days."

"Ah yes, the old days. So long ago that cigarette commercials were done by doctors."

*dies*

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On 5/14/2016 at 11:00 PM, DeLurker said:

Just watched Tropic Thunder for the first time. I suspect I will be watching many more times. 

Ben Stiller is a bit hit-or-miss for me but Tropic Thunder and Zoolander are among my favourite idiotic movies.  I didn't even enjoy Zoolander that much on first watch but the more you think about the various situations the more idiotically perfect it becomes.  (Sidenote: the concept of not being an "ambi-turner" is surprisingly relatable in life.)

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3 hours ago, Princess Sparkle said:

I remember seeing that in the theater and laughing so hard that I was crying.  Everyone in that movie is so freaking funny; Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey should really do more pure comedies.  

I generally do not care for either Cruise or McConaughey, bit they were good here.

1 hour ago, dusang said:

Ben Stiller is a bit hit-or-miss for me but Tropic Thunder and Zoolander are among my favourite idiotic movies.  I didn't even enjoy Zoolander that much on first watch but the more you think about the various situations the more idiotically perfect it becomes.  (Sidenote: the concept of not being an "ambi-turner" is surprisingly relatable in life.)

Totally agree on Stiller - I've liked him in Zero Effect, Something about Mary and Tropic Thunder.  Maybe I should give Zoolander a try....

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2 hours ago, ChelseaNH said:

"He doesn't have a head!"

Soapdish is amazeballs, still and forever.

I LOOOOVE this movie!!! I think I'll head over to the Hilarious Moments thread later and post a few of my favorite lines! 

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Tropic Thunder is definitely on my list. I think this is some of the best work Tom Cruise has ever done.

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Does Soapdish count as a stupid movie? I randomly caught it on Netflix, and it might still be streaming there.

Soapdish was on Netflix?!  Oh, I hope it's still there!  And, no, imo, it's not a stupid movie.  Part of me wants to show my kids, but since soaps aren't as much of a big deal these days (I stopped watching my a number of years before they went off the air), I don't think they'd get it.  Maybe...

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"He doesn't have a head!"

"So, they found the head, put it on ice, then sewed it back on during a grueling 3 day operation. Will you use your imagination!" (That probably not exact--I haven't seen it an a while)

"It's expensive and depressing.  Two words I hate. Do you know what words I love?  Peppy and cheap!"  Oh, and

"Providence! RHODE ISLAND!"

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"So, they found the head, put it on ice, then sewed it back on during a grueling 3 day operation. Will you use your imagination!" (That probably not exact--I haven't seen it an a while)

I think it's just, "They froze the head and put it back on in a two-day operation. Use your imagination."  But I love that scene.

"He doesn't have a head! How am I supposed to write for a guy who doesn't have a head? He's got no lips, no vocal cords. What do you want me to do?"

I love that whole film.  It came out while I was still watching a soap (I was down to only Guiding Light at that point -- largely because of shit like bringing back characters who have no heads), and I went to see it in the theatre with a friend who was still recording two or three of them.  We laughed so hard.

"She has more lines than I do and she's a goddamn mute!"

And when Celeste is going on about the turban making her feel like Gloria Fucking Swanson. 

And when she gives the motherhood speech she stole from her character. 

This movie is so good!

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5 hours ago, ChelseaNH said:

"He doesn't have a head!"

Soapdish is amazeballs, still and forever.

This film taught me what the word "decapitated" meant at the age of 6.

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5 hours ago, xaxat said:

Tropic Thunder is definitely on my list. I think this is some of the best work Tom Cruise has ever done.

 

Agreed! Tom Cruise can be off-putting as a person, but I still think he's fantastic on-screen 

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The Toy. I know it's stupid and the plot is so offensive that it would NEVER be remade today but some of it is cute.

I also wish I could have seen Richard Pryor's reaction when he found out that kid grew up to be a porn star.

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On 5/16/2016 at 4:39 PM, Bastet said:

I think it's just, "They froze the head and put it back on in a two-day operation. Use your imagination."  But I love that scene.

"He doesn't have a head! How am I supposed to write for a guy who doesn't have a head? He's got no lips, no vocal cords. What do you want me to do?"

I love that whole film.  It came out while I was still watching a soap (I was down to only Guiding Light at that point -- largely because of shit like bringing back characters who have no heads), and I went to see it in the theatre with a friend who was still recording two or three of them.  We laughed so hard.

"She has more lines than I do and she's a goddamn mute!"

And when Celeste is going on about the turban making her feel like Gloria Fucking Swanson. 

And when she gives the motherhood speech she stole from her character. 

This movie is so good!

It really is! And another thing I enjoyed was seeing the cameos of real life soap stars in it.

And now I'm peeved, because it's no longer available on Netflix! I thought I had it on dvd, but apparently not. Off to Amazon I go!

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I recently just watched Save the Last Dance, and I had forgotten how good it is. It brings back so many memories, and I still want to learn how to do that dance from the final Julliard audition.

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37 minutes ago, PepSinger said:

I recently just watched Save the Last Dance, and I had forgotten how good it is. It being back so many memories, and I still want to learn how to do that dance from the final Julliard audition.

Seriously. There aren't any good romantic movies out there. And a movie about an interracial couple? Forget about it. There used to be cheesy teen ones that would end up being great movies (Clueless, 10 Things I hate about you, etc), and cute romantic comedies like While You Were Sleeping, Wedding Singer, but now it's just movies that care more about making a buck so it has to be CGI'd out. 

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I watched two of my favorite "stupid, but I can watch them a billion times" movies this weekend - Rush Hour and Rat Race.  Rush Hour works so well for me because Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have amazing chemistry, and honestly, I could watch the outtake scene over the end credits where Chris Tucker continually forgets Chelsea Clinton's name every day for the rest of my life.  And Rat Race is one of the few movies I remember where the entire theater I was in laughed so uproariously at parts that it drowned out the dialogue.  I can't even pick a favorite character; everyone in it is just so funny, even Gloria Allred.  I do remember being in tears during the Jon Lovitz-at-a-WW2 rally part, but Whoopi Goldberg's adorably clueless character never fails to make me laugh.  "Oooh, a scam?  Sign us up!"

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I watched two of my favorite "stupid, but I can watch them a billion times" movies this weekend - Rush Hour and Rat Race.  Rush Hour works so well for me because Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker have amazing chemistry, and honestly, I could watch the outtake scene over the end credits where Chris Tucker continually forgets Chelsea Clinton's name every day for the rest of my life.

I've seen it a couple of times (not in a long time, though) and remember finding it funny.  Isn't that the one where Chris says, loudly, "Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?!".  I know that's from some movie and we say it quite often here.

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Good Googly-Moogly! When I checked the price for Soapdish a few months ago, I swear it was only $6 or $7. When I checked a couple days ago? It's now at $56!!! What the FUCK???

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7 hours ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

Good Googly-Moogly! When I checked the price for Soapdish a few months ago, I swear it was only $6 or $7. When I checked a couple days ago? It's now at $56!!! What the FUCK???

That's so weird, GHSR. I belong to a price comparing site, and the cheapest price I could find is 19.96 on Half.com. Maybe it's considered a classic at this point?

In other news, I was channel surfing on Starz the other night, and I stumbled across a movie called Agent Cody Banks, which I'm afraid is about to become the guiltiest of my guilty pleasure movies. I don't know if I would call it "stupid", but it is pretty silly, and yet I don't think I'll be able to resist watching it over and over, because Angie Harmon.

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20 hours ago, Shannon L. said:

I've seen it a couple of times (not in a long time, though) and remember finding it funny.  Isn't that the one where Chris says, loudly, "Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?!".  I know that's from some movie and we say it quite often here.

Yep, it's from the first Rush Hour - right when they meet each other at the airport.  

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10 hours ago, Cobalt Stargazer said:

That's so weird, GHSR. I belong to a price comparing site, and the cheapest price I could find is 19.96 on Half.com. Maybe it's considered a classic at this point?

 

The only time I've ever seen an obnoxious price hike like this is when an actor in said movie has died, or when a famous musician-like when Michael Jackson died suddenly-the making of Thriller shot up. I'm sure the same happened with Purple Rain after Prince died.

As far as I know, everyone in this movie is still among us.

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10 hours ago, Cobalt Stargazer said:

I don't think I'll be able to resist watching it over and over, because Angie Harmon.

There is nothing wrong with this!  Cody Banks -meh, but your reasoning is top notch.

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Just watched Soapdish tonight (HBO On Demand) because reading about it here. Did not disappoint!

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On May 25, 2016 at 0:06 AM, DeLurker said:

Just watched Soapdish tonight (HBO On Demand) because reading about it here. Did not disappoint!

Taking response to Hilarious thread cuz Soapdish is NOT a stupid movie for me!!!??

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 While Magic Mike XXL isn't Citizen Kane, whenever I'm having a bad day, seeing hot men in general and Channing Tatum in particular bumping, grinding and fake-fucking women of all sizes makes me feel much better. 

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Every time I hear that Pony song by Ginuwine, I get a little flushed (ok, a lot) imagining Channing doing his dance.  

Have mercy.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I watch some or most of it every damn time it's on. Jason Segal cry-singing The Muppet Show theme, Bill Hader being awesome Bill Hader, Russell Brand before we were tired of him, beautiful locations. Side note, I chose my hotel in Hawaii based on the location of the film, and I was not disappointed!

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Since the new Lonely Island movie is about to come out, I have to throw the other one in here - I freaking love Hot Rod.  Andy Samberg and Ian McShane are both hilarious in it, a lot of the gags are funny, and I actually find some parts of it oddly sweet.  I have watched that movie more times than I care to admit.

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I wouldn't say I watch it "over and over," but whenever The Goonies is on, I have to tune in to the last 15-20 minutes just for "Heeeeeey, youuuuu guyyyyyyys!"

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This isn't a stupid movie at all but one of my childhood obsessions was The Great Muppet Caper, which I watched repeatedly.  It was put on Netflix last year and I watched it again and remembered nearly every line.  I was actually surprised how much I remembered, considering it had been (I had to count twice to believe it was true) about 25 years since I last watched it.  In those 25 years I have experienced and forgotten more things than I care to acknowledge (my entire university degree among them) and yet I have managed to retain a perfect memory of the fabulous Baseball Diamond heist.

(One of my favourite lines in the entire movie is Lady Holiday, in response to Ms. Piggy asking "why are you telling me all this?" saying, "It's plot exposition, it has to go somewhere."  I didn't know what "plot exposition" was but the line stuck with me and I finally got to laugh at it years after the fact.)

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This is a stupid movie that I hadn't seen before until this morning, but I will be watching over and over from now on.  It's called Piranha 3DD and it's got Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, and...David Hasselhoff playing his drunken self.  It's kinda like Sharknado, but with piranhas. 

 Anyway, there's a line that one of the women says as she runs out of the room where she was getting it on with this guy:

"Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina!!!"

That cracked me up.  Poor Josh.

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