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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2019, 11:43:35 PM »
Avatar - It had nothing to do with Hank Hill so I was of course outraged.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2019, 07:55:18 AM »
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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2019, 08:23:00 AM »
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, anyone? Has the added distinction of being one of the worst-reviewed films of the Internet era.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2019, 08:52:09 AM »
Any of the "straight-to-TV" shit that Channel 5 put on in the afternoon will qualify. Normally with a colon in the title, and normally starring Dean Cain...

A Case Of Murder : Garage Sale Mystery
A Healthy Place To Die : The Gourmet Detective
and some others...

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2019, 09:16:13 AM »
Worth pointing out this is actually a good film though. But, yeah: “Dave.” https://youtu.be/92w7mzSX5P0

Ha, I had no idea that was where Kevin Sorbo got his Hercules 'disappointed' line from. Thanks for the recommendation, this may be the year I finally watch Dave.

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, anyone? Has the added distinction of being one of the worst-reviewed films of the Internet era.

Also the distinction of being one of the very few movies with a tie-in videogame that was actually much more positively received than the movie itself!

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2019, 09:49:19 AM »
Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever, anyone? Has the added distinction of being one of the worst-reviewed films of the Internet era.

It seems like the sequel to a film that doesn't exist

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2019, 11:49:31 AM »
I only just realised that "John Wick" is something different to this, and that a notorious space flop wasn't somehow on its third instalment.

Just realised how on the surface the titles: John Carter and John Wick are so similar. Yet the impressions they give me are so different.
There may be some bias in knowing what the films are. But John Carter does and did genuinely at the time just appear to be the name of a very average regular guy; or worse Jimmy Carter's duller brother.
John Wick has a bit more zip to it. Maybe a mix of having a woody name followed by a tinny one. Tim Wick would have been a n absolute no-go.

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2019, 12:28:58 PM »
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2019, 12:33:16 PM »
The Perils of Being a Wallflower - I know it is based on a book so their hands were tied a bit but it is a really good coming of age film that won't be seen by some people because of the shit title

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« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2019, 12:41:42 PM »
*Bad racialist words trigger warning*









Starring:
Coco C.P Calvert as ArmInAss
Sammy Saloman as Captain B. Dick
Gbatokai Dakinah as Sgt. Shaved Balls


Mate, is it meant to funny or something?

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2019, 12:50:13 PM »
Dr T and The Women.





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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2019, 02:02:01 PM »
The Perils of Being a Wallflower - I know it is based on a book so their hands were tied a bit but it is a really good coming of age film that won't be seen by some people because of the shit title

Then it's a good job it's actually called The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2019, 02:03:08 PM »
Gangster Squad

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2019, 02:27:08 PM »
Love, Actually

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
The Perils of Being a Wallflower - I know it is based on a book so their hands were tied a bit but it is a really good coming of age film that won't be seen by some people because of the shit title

Is it that good really, or do you just like it because Emma Watson is in it, dirty bollocks?

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2019, 02:38:22 PM »
Lock Stock and One Awful Title

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2019, 02:41:56 PM »
The Bye Bye Man.

Oh no, who is that coming through the walls at night? It's Bye-Bye, the man! Oh christ, oh puckered flesh and squirrelly bowels, he is going to say GOODBYE to me, with his waving hands and toodle-oo on his withered farewell lips! Won't someone please GOD AH save me me from the GOOD BYE MAN!! before I GO SEE YA, THEN!

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2019, 04:55:28 PM »
Bulletproof Monk

Remember being in a cinema when a trailer for this came on and the whole audience laughing at the title.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2019, 05:03:50 PM »
People have become used to them now, but we would do well to remember just how astoundingly bad the first two Star Wars prequel titles are; The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.

1993's Kevin Klein / Sigourney Weaver comedy Dave.

It's not called Dave, it's called Rodney.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2019, 05:06:04 PM »
Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

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« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2019, 05:27:48 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2019, 08:56:44 PM »
Now, see, I think ... would be a great film title. Imagine the fun one could have trying to Google it.

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« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2019, 09:24:43 PM »
Now, see, I think ... would be a great film title. Imagine the fun one could have trying to Google it.

It would probably be pronounced as 'Ellipsis', in the same way that the 1998 film π is pronounced as 'Pi' .  So one would type 'Ellipsis film 2019' into Google.

Sorry, I'm rather taking the fun out of your joke.

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« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2019, 09:43:23 PM »
I'm going to make this harder by only choosing all round brilliant classics...

The Shawshank Redemption doesn't roll off the tongue, and is one of the reasons it tanked at the flicks. 12 Angry Men is crap, though it does work well as the title of the stage play. Great flick though.

And finally, 2001: A Space Odyssey gets naffer the more you think about it. So don't.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #54 on: June 29, 2019, 07:05:02 AM »
Sex, Lies and Videotape
Any film who's title is a hilarious take on the above formula.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2019, 11:04:35 AM »


This might be the winner. It's a profoundly ugly series of words. Almost a tongue twister. Christ .

Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2019, 12:33:25 PM »
I worked at a cinema when TGL&PPPS came out and customers would always ask for tickets to "The Guernsey..." and trail off. See also "Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" from a few years earlier.

When they asked for "Get Out" I'd pretend to leave the box office, and "I Feel Pretty" I'd respond with "That's great!". Good job I'm not there now to see what wacky reponse I'd have to people trying to buy two tickets for Yesterday.

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« Reply #57 on: June 29, 2019, 03:48:13 PM »
The Bye Bye Man.

Oh no, who is that coming through the walls at night? It's Bye-Bye, the man! Oh christ, oh puckered flesh and squirrelly bowels, he is going to say GOODBYE to me, with his waving hands and toodle-oo on his withered farewell lips! Won't someone please GOD AH save me me from the GOOD BYE MAN!! before I GO SEE YA, THEN!

Ha ha, yes! I remember finding the poster for that one highly amusing when it was in cinemas. The Bye Bye Man? That's an acceptable name for a scary horror character is it, The Bye Bye Man? Rubbish.

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The Do One Demon
The Fuck Off Out Of It Phantom
The Gerrrrtcha Ghoul
The Sod Off Skellington
The Away Tae Fuck Apparition
The Will You Please Just Leave Will 'o' the Wisp

Well, you get the idea with that.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #58 on: June 29, 2019, 05:02:58 PM »
Ha ha, yes! I remember finding the poster for that one highly amusing when it was in cinemas. The Bye Bye Man? That's an acceptable name for a scary horror character is it, The Bye Bye Man?

Or The Arrivederci Man, as it was known in Italy.

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Re: Films with honkingly-bad titles
« Reply #59 on: June 29, 2019, 05:59:30 PM »
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