Taste is subjective, and the Flickchart community is reminded of this every time we’re confronted by our choices. There are, however, some films almost universally damned and have been since they were released. In fact, some of them have been unpopular since before they were released. We’ve known for ages that a trusted critic’s star-rating or blurb review in the local paper can sway moviegoers, but what about the films who were condemned before anyone ever saw them?
Recently, Kevin Costner has vacated his role in Quentin Tarantino‘s forthcoming Western Django Unchained, due to an apparent scheduling conflict. Now, Kurt Russell is reportedly in talks to take over the role.
Russell would play Ace Woody, a henchman to villainous plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Also set to star in Django Unchained are Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx in the title role.
Django Unchained is currently targeting a Christmas 2012 release date.
(via The Wrap)
This is a bit of a companion piece to another article I wrote about movies I don’t love, despite containing some great scenes. In this case, I have movies that I do love, despite the fact that I can acknowledge them to have flaws. These are not necessarily the “Guilty Pleasures” – movies that you know are bad, but love anyway. These are films that are generally considered to be at least pretty good; they all rank in the global Top 2000 on Flickchart, and three rank in the global Top 200. They all rank in my personal Top 200, and two of them are in my Top 20. One is a Best Picture Oscar winner. Three of the other four were nominated for at least one Oscar, and the fifth made many critics’ Top 10 lists the year it came out. I love them all, but I can admit each of them has certain “issues”. Here they are, in ascending order on my Flickchart:
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