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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    "Lost in Translation" or "How to waste nearly two hours of your life".

    Ever notice how a lot of times the movies that every critic and their mother say are the best, actually end up being huge piles of steaming crap once you watch them? The above movie is an example of this.

    I decided to watch it after hearing so much good stuff about it. Instead what I got was a waste of nearly two hours of my whole life.

    It was slow.

    There was really no storyline.

    When it tried to be funny it failed.

    This may be perhaps the most overratted movie that I have had the displeasure of seeing.

    I do believe that I could have had more fun watching paint dry.

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    now that i think about it "A beautiful mind" wasnt really all that either..it was good, but not what every one was hyping it up to be
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    Yeah, got to agree a bit there to. Each time I watch it, it goes from being a four star movie to a three star one at best. No doubt though that Crowe gave a great performance.

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    havent seen lost in translation but i like a beautiful mind alot
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    I like it to. I would call it a good movie, but I wouldn't call it a great movie. Only so many movies can truly be considered great. Films like The Godfather and The Godfather Part II come to mind.

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    opinions vary on movies and people like different things in a flick

    one man's 'steaming pile of crap' is another man's favourite film

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    opinions vary on movies and people like different things in a flick

    one man's 'steaming pile of crap' is another man's favourite film
    Stating the obvious like this is needed in threads like this.

    Also, I do not think films like "A Beautiful Mind" were made to be watched over and over, especially with such a story line. I believe the initial impression to be the most accurate way to judge your enjoyment of the movie.
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    tell me about it - after all the crazy hype for the lord of the rings films I ended up falling asleep in the first one, being bored off my head in the second and I couldn't drag myself to see the third.
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flake
    tell me about it - after all the crazy hype for the lord of the rings films I ended up falling asleep in the first one, being bored off my head in the second and I couldn't drag myself to see the third.
    heretic!

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    Lost in Translation was about isolationism. It was a terrible movie, but the story was good and well told.

    I recommend watching 'Igby Goes Down'. That's an excellent flik.

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    Igby is weird, but I wouldn't call it excellent. Donnie darko is also weird, and excellent, but I didn't really like its pretension.

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    Tommy Boy...now that's an excellent flick!

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    The coolest 'different' movie I've seen lately was the Boondock Saints. Everyone I know said it was my kind of movie for the longest time. Finally got around to seeing it and it kicked ass.
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    Or if you really want to watch a movie and not enjoy it because it tries too hard, watch Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    The coolest 'different' movie I've seen lately was the Boondock Saints. Everyone I know said it was my kind of movie for the longest time. Finally got around to seeing it and it kicked ass.
    Lol duh
    All my friends have seen this movie at least 5 times, one guy like 12 times.
    I have only seen it once. The guy with tourettes I remember most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    opinions vary on movies and people like different things in a flick

    one man's 'steaming pile of crap' is another man's favourite film
    I agree. Come one now, isn't Ishtar the best movie of all time??
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    Better Off Dead is in my top 5. That is a great movie.

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    Igby goes down had some of the smartest dialogue I've seen in a while. Punch Drunk Love is one of the most original movies I've seen in a long while. It had awesome cinematography. I like Lost in Translation. Maybe I'm just a huge Bill Murray fan. I still think he did his best work in Rushmore.
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    Ugggh... "Rushmore". I hated that movie, it brings back bad memories of crazy *ss indy girls who loved that as well as Dogma... *shudders*

    I wish I had those 4 hours of my life back. Make that 8 when you include Lost in T and Identity... Yikes.

    Btw, there was a top 10 movie list a while ago.
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    Punch Drunk Love was great, so long as you can ignore what it's trying to be and just watch it for it's bizzarity. Especially the bit about him telling her he wanted to smash her face in with a sledge hammer in response to her "I want to nibble on your cheeks".
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    I love the bit where he breaks the screen door. His sisters would have made me smash a window too! I still think Rushmore was great, although I liked Royale Tenenbaums more. Consequently, none of these movies are in my top 10 list. I like them but I have a limit on pretentious movies in my top 10 list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ectx
    Igby goes down had some of the smartest dialogue I've seen in a while. Punch Drunk Love is one of the most original movies I've seen in a long while. It had awesome cinematography. I like Lost in Translation. Maybe I'm just a huge Bill Murray fan. I still think he did his best work in Rushmore.
    Well Ec likes LiT so you can be sure it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturday Fever
    Or if you really want to watch a movie and not enjoy it because it tries too hard, watch Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler.
    i actually liked that one. i was severely tempted to turn it off during the first like 30-40 minutes, but i was glad i hung around till the end. i thought it was a pretty funny flick. i especially liked it when adam sandler's character goes all jet li and crap

    the movie that i thought was absolutely horrible was "Rushmore". i'd heard it was so funny and inventive, but i thought it was boring and stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    Well Ec likes LiT so you can be sure it sucks.

    Better Off Dead kicked ass.....Two dollars.
    Better off dead has made it to my top 10 before. The rank tends to rotate...but def. a top 10 flick.
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