Ever been fooled into going to the cinema or watching a DVD? The critics said it was great, or your best friend told you that this was a "must-see movie"? And so you dutifully sat through a pile of rubbish, thinking you must be wrong for not getting it? Yep, we've all been there. You've been duped, and you'll never have those 90 minutes again.
Well fear no more. 101 Movies To Avoid is a handy little roadmap to help you avoid the pretentious, the unfunny, the convoluted or the just plain dull. The critics don't really enjoy these films, they just think they should have. Your friends probably didn't even bother seeing it -- they just want you to think they did. But with this essential guide you can start to enjoy the cinema again. We're here to let you know the emperor is naked -- even when he's holding an Oscar!
Enjoy this unorthodox and irreverent movie guide, credited to the most notorious non-entity in all of movie industry -- the inimitable Allan Smithee!
The essential bible for film watchers who don’t want to be suckered into seeing another acclaimed classic, each entry will surely instigate debate and discussion. Informative and highly opinionated, this compendium steers film aficionados away from the pompous and pretentious films known as “classic movies” with biting and contrarian commentary. Films such as The English Patient, Ghost, Platoon, Pretty Woman, Ray, The Silence of the Lambs, Titanic, and War of the Worlds have been re-reviewed in this way. Chapters listing the top 10 overrated, top-grossing films, the top 10 actors to have appeared in the most overrated movies, and the top five overrated movies by genre are also included.