Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Movie Madness!

The Daily Mishmash hosts a regular Movie Madness Carnival (although I have to say that this July's carnival is only the second one!) and so I thought that I'd join in with this one while I get this blog up and running properly!

The idea is to post on the subject of Movies, or Films if I wish to be properly British as we don't call them movies on this side of the pond! ;-)

I think that now is the time to come clean and admit that there are some films that I just will not watch; and that's not because of any moral or righteous reason but because there are some films that I find embarrassing!!

And not embarrassing in a sexy way cos I like those films! But embarrassing in a cringeworthy "oh my god why is he doing that" way, particularly in a film like American Pie! Or embarrassing because the character is being made to look a total fool or are being embarrassed themselves. I started to watch The Break-up a few weeks ago and just couldn't get past the first half hour, I can't even remember why I eventually turned it off but I kept wincing and cringing and then had to turn it off!

For the same reason I wont watch films like Austin Powers or other films of a similar humour - I just can't do it! That's not to say that I don't like funny films, I do, but it has to be of a particular humour, which is anything funny as long as it's not puerile. And you'd think that the British sense of humour is supposed to be on the slightly smutty side, well not this girl, although I have to say that I am quick to see the double entendre!

And so I ask you guys - are there any kinds of films (sorry, movies) that you just can't bring yourself to watch!?


Connie said...

I refuse to watch any film that features a zombie. I can not stand it. I want to vomit when I see trailers for these movies, yet my husband LOVES them.


Bobbi said...

I thought I was the only one who didn't like the Austin Powers movies! I can't stand movies that feature "potty humor". My hubby and daughter love them, but I'll usually stay at home.

Mama Dawg said...

Westerns...unless it's Tombstone!

Nancy said...

I'm not sure that I can say I don't watch a particular genre ... but I have to admit that I don't usually like ones that have won best picture academy awards! LOL I'm not sure why, but I have found most of the ones that have won are boring *blush* Other than that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE movies and will watch just about anything (in all my spare time. hah!)

nonsoccermom said...

I thought I was the only one to be cringing and embarrassed by some movies!!

I will watch almost anything, but like bobbi I cannot STAND crude potty humor. Like There's Something About Mary. UGH.

Jen said...

Thanks for participating!!

I'm not a big fan of the Shrek films. Austin Powers has a few funny parts but most is cringe-worthy. Same for American Pie. I'm assuming you didn't even attempt Borat. That one was pretty bad, but there were a few parts that were hysterical.

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

there absolutely are! I usually get sucked into watching the kind of movies you mentioned in your post just because other people are watching them... but I really dont enjoy them. and if i'm by myself i NEVER choose them.

But i can say that I WILL NOT watch any kind of horror movies... also movies with graphic drug content in them... I don't know why, but I just can't watch it... it just really affects me in a bad way

Runningamuck said...

I'm with Amanda... no horror movies. Just can't handle them. And you are soo right with American Pie!

Nic said...

I too cannot bear Austin Powers - to me it's like - this bloke is just an idiot, if it were areal person, he'd be Billy-No-Mates. I feel a little the same about our original UK 'The Office' - The David Brent character seems to be the only one he can do, ergo - is this actually him and he just got lucky?

I must own up to quite liking a bit of Sci-Fi, and me and DH adore watching 'fairystory' type thingies.

MomMega said...

I don't care for slap-stick too much (a lot of pointless hitting and slapping, etc). And most Jim Carey movies. And Robin Williams movies. They both seem like they just try too hard and it is very annoying.