Live Poll: One Word Is All You Need

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Sometimes it takes just one word and already your interest has peaked for an upcoming film or a blast from the past. When people mention this word for a film, you want to see it. What one word is most likely to make you want to watch a film?

Please ignore the films and vote on the word. The films are merely there as an example.

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Posted 2 months ago

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Nice idea!

I'm not sure of my pick...maybe thrilling...though thrillER would probably grab me even more...
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I wasn't sure on which one to use. When with thrilling because I've heard that one be used more often to describe a film. 
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Someone who Wears Pants

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Hey, how about replacing The Room with some sexploitation film and change "bad" to "boobs"?
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Inglourious Studios

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Interesting idea. It's a bit degrading to women though so not sure if I should. 
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Someone who Wears Pants

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Well, it is a deciding factor for some people. I know it could be "degrading", but it's still true. Hey, maybe use, "Nudity" as your word?
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  • Boobs works better for "Showgirls", for "The Room" I would say "Craptacular"
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Someone who Wears Pants

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He could use Life of Brian, because there's female and male nudity in that one.

I also hate the press The Room gets. If it's so horrible, don't watch it. I know I'm in the minority, but I hate the whole "so bad it's good" thing. If it's "so bad" it isn't "good".
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It's "good" in the sense that it didn't even try to be good, so many movies try to be good and fail miserably, "The Room" didn't try to be good and succeeded magnificently. It's not bad-bad, it's surreal-unpretentious-bad, which kind of redeems the so-called badness.
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Someone who Wears Pants

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I can't believe that at all. If it's so bad, it can't be good. Failure isn't funny.
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Sdk ElMaruecan

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Ok I was wrong
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Inglourious Studios

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Nudity works. I'll opt for Showgirls. 
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Inglourious Studios

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Nudity works. I'll opt for Showgirls. 
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"Personal" is good
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May be "Love" is one of best world
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Thanks. I have changed the link. 
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Inglourious Studios,

Thank you for adding the link back to this thread.
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Original would get my vote. 'Good idea for a poll and well done. Bravo. 
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Interesting poll, but I feel some of these terms are overused. 

*1) "Original". Half the time, the film revisits familiar tropes from films, literature, or comic books, but the reviewer is unfamiliar with the older works. As my brother likes to say: "It is original, when you don't remember where you stole the idea from". 

*2) "Unpredictable". Sometimes you can see where the film is going early on, and you can predict the plot twists. But you hear the term "unpredictable" from people not familiar with similar premises.

*3) "Classic". Used for any film considered old or "ancient", regardless of its quality. 

*4) "thrilling". Accurately describing an entire genre of thrillers, which includes everything from masterpieces to crap.

*5)"Hilarious". Used for just about any comedy, and for films from other genres which make attempts at witty dialogue. The quality of the humor may be debatable.

*6) "Uplifting". At times used for films with preachy dialogue and premises, supposed to spread the good word to the audience. 

*7) "Surreal". Instead of featuring a film with a distorted (and fascinating) view of reality, it ends up being used for incoherent and/or meaningless films.

*8) "80s". Any decade includes great films, poor films, and anything in between. "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie" (1986) is also from the 1980s, and it does not exactly have a great reputation. (I spend part of the summer trying to improve Wikipedia's lists of 1980s films, and I noticed many forgotten films and the decade's flops). 

*9) "Oscars". Much as I personally dislike the Academy Awards, have you noticed how many popular films never received a nomination? The "Oscar snub" is a trope in its own right. 

*10) "Nudity". Oh, boy. I get to see a two-hour film in order to catch a glimpse of someone's chest or bottom. (I don't mind nudity, but if it the only selling point of a film, start worrying.)

*11) "Romantic". Oh, look. The character gives up his/her hopes, dreams, and ambitions in order to be in a relationship. How romantic! (I have seen several supposedly romantic films where the message seems to be "stay in the kitchen" or "stop trying to improve your station in life"). 

*12) "Explosions". Pointless explosions, or do they have something to do with the plot and character development? (Not a film, but a television series: a Greek black comedy series ends with an explosion, part of a murder-suicide plot that eliminates most of the main cast. It actually concluded the series' main storylines, was based on the long-established murderous intentions and suicidal tendencies of a major character,  and was successfully played for drama.)

*13) "Violent". Used for anything from the inclusion of a few slapping scenes to explicit depictions of torture. 

*14) "Heartbreaking". Depends on what you find heartbreaking. I have seen several comedy films where the premise was that the considerable effort a character devoted towards a goal was pointless, and they land back on square one. You are supposed to laugh at their hopelessness, but I find them more tragic than actual dramas. 
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I 100% agree with what you say. The way people describe certain films is disappointing to say the least. Cinema is way to subjective for people to agree on aspects of the movie. However this idea came to me when I was looking through Netflix categories and satire came up. I was immediately drawn even though I didn't care for many of the films suggested. This got me thinking as to what words attract me to films, and what words would attract others. I agree many of these terms are overused, but they are overused because they are terms people are intrigued by. 
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