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Tsofit Dangoor from Nesher, Israel is reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas December 2, 2012 - 4:42pm

For the past two months, ever since the semester has started, I've found it almost impossible to sit through an entire movie without getting annoyed with the plot, characters and/or soundtrack. This even happens with movies I (used to) love.

I'm bringing this up because I'm mainly intesrested in whether anyone else has experienced something similar, or possible reasons why...


Thoughts? Suggestions?  

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 2, 2012 - 4:46pm


The reason may be everything is shit now:

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Tsofit Dangoor from Nesher, Israel is reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas December 2, 2012 - 4:52pm

Well, there is that reason, which was why I started looking for more unknown movies, foreign films etc... But even that doesn't seem to work anymore.  

"You're Getting Old" is an awesome South Park episode , by the way. 

JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life December 2, 2012 - 5:28pm

It's probably because you're in college and you think you know everything. I don't think anyone escapes that; I've been out of college for yonks and I still think I know everything. The trick is to learn a shitload of stuff so when somone calls you on your bullshit, you can back it up. 

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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 2, 2012 - 6:29pm

TD all kidding aside, I think I know what you're going through. The way I deal is, I've started to refine my tastes a bit. There are only a handful of TV shows I think are worth watching... so, I got rid of cable, and just watch the shows I want on Netflix (or when I go to my parents' place).

Also, as Stan learned, Jameson's helps.

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rmatthewsimmons from Salt Lake City, UT is reading I just put down 'A Game of Thrones' after 6 chapters....Couldn't do it. December 4, 2012 - 7:38pm

I think Nick has a point. All the movies and shows I used to love when I was a bit younger just bug the shit out of me now. Tastes change and I can still look back upon them with a bit of nostalgia, but the act of actually sitting down and rewatching them again would just bug.


Gretel (The Children Of The Sun) Book One

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons December 4, 2012 - 8:32pm

Go see Life of Pi. And surely Les Miserables will be worth watching when it comes out on Christmas day. That music gives me goosebumps. 

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fport from Canada is reading The World Until Yesterday - Jared Diamond December 4, 2012 - 10:22pm

Then again, the more you know the less you enjoy. What seemed intelligent or sophisticated is just a poorly contrived imitation of a classic trope now that you have learned the mechanics of it? Suspending belief is harder too? Nearing the end of your degree has given you enough to evaluate what is going on around you with new eyes and understanding? Perhaps getting tired of the hoop jumping and line toeing? Starting to perceive the seamy underside of mundane life? I have no answers but I have to look a lot more deeply for the good stuff these days as well.

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underpurplemoon from PDX December 5, 2012 - 1:36am

Life of Pi was amazing!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 29, 2013 - 8:33am

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 29, 2013 - 7:05pm

Have you tried watching movies you used to hate?

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Tim Johnson from Rockville, MD is reading Notes From a Necrophobe by T.C. Armstrong March 30, 2013 - 6:26pm

Look for reasons to like movies, not reasons to dislike them. Even if a movie has a familiar plot, predictable development, stilted dialog, contrived tension, or whatever, one nailed scene can make watching it worth it.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal August 20, 2016 - 9:25am

Skynet's back...


But this is an interseting original post. I think it's a phase most new writers go through.

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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman August 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Go see stuff you don't really have much stake in. After 2-3 drinks. It works.