Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?


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Watching a movie for the 5th time starring a performer I really dislike, I wondered are there movies starring performer(s) you really do not like, but you were proven wrong and the movie(s) rocked.

Yes, definitely
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Maybe
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Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Chip » Jun 13th, '11, 01:46

Welcome everyone to TeaDay. We hope that you will will visit throughout the day and share what is in your cup ... and discuss the day's topic.

Yesterday we discussed more teas or more steeps. Please continue to discuss yesterday's topic.

OK, I needed a break from TeaTopics today, again. Today's nonTeaPoll and discussion topic. Ever since the movie topic, and after watching a movie for the 5th time last night starring a performer I really do not like, I wondered are their movies starring performer(s) you really do not like, but you were proven wrong and the movie(s) rocked.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Trey Winston » Jun 13th, '11, 05:20

That's an interesting question that I really had to think about. I don't really dislike any actors, exactly, but I'm a pretty sceptical and demanding audience.

I was not a big fan of Brad Pitt, but then I saw Fight Club with no particular prior expectations. 'Twas very good, and I think Brad's very believable coolness contributed a lot to that.

I also didn't expect The Matrix to be any good, and Keanu never impressed me. He also didn't impress me in that movie, but everything else about it did. Except its sequels, of course.

Huh. That's all I can come up with.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby el gringo » Jun 13th, '11, 06:06

The only actor I can think of that I just can't get on with is Jason Statham and I'm yet to see him in a film I really like, although I did quite like The Expendables. I thought Statham was a bit too serious compared to all the other actors, who seemed to realised that it was all a bit tongue in cheek.

I saw Ghosts of Mars on Film4 on the weekend, now that is a film I think no amount of good acting could help. Statham was in it, as wooden as ever.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Chip » Jun 13th, '11, 08:05

Though I do not like Eminem at all, the movie I mention in the OP is 8 Mile in which he gave a very good performance.

I do not care for Bruce Willis, but liked him and the movies The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby tortoise » Jun 13th, '11, 08:07

There are so many bad actors! Hard to choose.

This will offend starry-eyed young women and dirty old men, but I have to say that I've always thought Natalie Portman is a terrible actress. No depth, too child-like, and completely over-rated.

Black Swan made me realize she is not only capable, but very talented. I'm sure she will have more opportunities in the future to impress. I thought her performance carried the film and is the sole reason I enjoyed it. Well, Barbara Hershey was amazing too, but she wasn't in enough scenes.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby JRS22 » Jun 13th, '11, 11:05

Interesting question - I only watch movies/actors I don't like if my son is home. Then I'll watch whatever he puts on. But every time I see Linda Lavin (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) on the stage I'm surprised at how good she is live compared to on TV.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Proinsias » Jun 13th, '11, 18:03

I think Jim Carey is a rubbish actor. I think Jim Carey was brilliant in Man on the Moon.

Interesting Chip, it's painful for me to watch Bruce Willis trying to be serious in Unbreakable or 6th Sense but Brucie in Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, Twelve Monkeys or the Fifth Element being completely over the top makes me smile.

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Drax » Jun 13th, '11, 19:40

I suppose the plot tends to override my opinions of actors when I watch movies. I can mentally make up for bad acting if the plot is interesting enough. But for me, no amount of excellent acting can overcome a terrible story. So... not a lot of examples spring to mind.

Today has been a good TeaDay. Sencha at work, finishing off with some pu'erh at home, and about to test out some new hong cha. Very nice....
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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Skippyandjif » Jun 13th, '11, 23:11

Maybe...? I am not the biggest fan of Orlando Bloom, but I love the Lord of the Rings movies, and I really like the Pirates of the Carribbean movies. Other than that...nothing. I don't really watch enough movies. :oops:

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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby FlyedPiper » Jun 14th, '11, 00:16

Ryan Reynolds in "Buried". Fantastic performance. Who would have thought? Not exactly the feel good movie of the year though :shock: .

No tea yet today! Been too busy. Thinking of starting some kabusecha, or I might wuss out and just have some chamomile. It's getting late.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 6/13/11 Falling stars?

Postby Chip » Jun 14th, '11, 01:26

Proinsias wrote:Interesting Chip, it's painful for me to watch Bruce Willis trying to be serious in Unbreakable or 6th Sense but Brucie in Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, Twelve Monkeys or the Fifth Element being completely over the top makes me smile.

:lol: well, go figure. :wink:

Great Teaday ... but not enough. Began with some rando sencha with the Mrs and finished up with YM LE.

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