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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

For me, I would have to say one of them is Fred Claus. It was 1:45. At the hour mark, it is determined that Fred must "save Christmas". It goes on for 45, yes 45, more minutes as we watch Fred do his thing. Sigh.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 10:29 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Probably Batman & Robin. I remember it well (unfortunately). Felt like that thing was just never going to end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

The Portrait of a Lady (1996). It's the ONLY move I've ever come close to walking out of, and the only thing that kept me in the theater was Wojciech Kilar's spectacular score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ASH WEDNESDAY-73-I don't know what the director and editor was on when working on this ELIZABETH TAYLOR pic, a ton of sleeping pills?

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Would have to be a pick from the brussels international fantastic film festival, and there have been quite a few... I think I'll go with 'kaw' (2007 killer bird attack movie). There have been korean/chinese entries that were even more boring but I can't remember the titles (nor would I want to). Safe to say that every marathon I did at the bifff there was one movie out of 4 I'd sleep through. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

"Out of Africa"

Beautiful score, if I recall, but that's about it. Watching that movie was like watching paint dry.


ADDED: Oh yeah, and there was another one that was so boring it wouldn't really count as having "sat through" because we actually *walked out* after about twenty minutes. I think it was called "Transilvania 6-5000" or something like that. Just dreadfully dull...

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 2:45 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I recall Jane Campion's 'The Piano' being a slog to sit through.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The Constant Gardener. I really did doze off in the theater.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Warren Beatty's REDS.

I think I "awoke" from my living coma when Jack Nicholson briefly illuminated the screen.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Went with another couple to see Sophie's Choice. Other guy fell completely asleep and I was dozing in and out. Just bored me silly.
Runner-up would be The French Lieutenant's Woman.
....I think I'm just allergic to Meryl Streep

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Kill Bill vol. 1 and King Kong [Peter Jackson version].

Man those were dull.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I fell asleep during Val Helsing

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

TERMINATOR: SALVATION

Even Elfman's score was tired.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Woody Allen's SEPTEMBER

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Cold Mountain.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   TPC   (Member)

MISSING (1982)

But REDS is definitely a close second. Also, I fell asleep during TITANIC (1997). Only the climactic ship-sinking sequence saved it for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Titanic and Avatar are remarkably boring for long stretches for such popular films. I felt myself writing the boring and predictable lines before they appeared on screen. Peter Jacksons King Kong is pretty boring for about half of the running time. The Hobbit is also boring some of its time.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Hard to distinguish between boring and bad. Ive sat through so many "bad" films which made them "boring". Guess I will go back a ways and say "Live and Let Die". I was expecting a classic spy thriller with special gadgets, instead I got Bond walking over alligators and hillbilly sheriffs. Was not engaged by the deep south setting, voodoo, or storyline. It was a complete bore.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Lord of the Rings: II ... I kept looking at my watch and thinking that only another five minutes had passed.

I'd slept through quite a lot of LOTR: I but, suffering with the after-effects of a cold, I struggled to do that in II ... and simply longed for it to be over.

Happily, I did not have to go see LOTR: III.

Mitch.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Antonioni's LA NOTTE

Jeanne Moreau and Marcelo Mastroianni wandering around, endless talk.

Ends with them making love on a golf course.

At least (last) it ended....

So boring.

(Not that I found other Antonioni films any better, except for BLOW-UP, which remains incredible.)

 
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