I didn't know there were extended versions of the LOTR movies.
They were released on DVD about a year after the films themselves. The extended versions are much better, the story actually makes sense for a start because they haven't cut out a load of scenes that explain some key plot points. OK most people had read the books so knew it anyway, but if you were completely new to lotR, you need to watch the full version. I'm guessing Jackson was made to edit the films down for cinema by the studio as each of the extended (director's cut) versions are over 4 hours long.
Far Cry. Seriously, I don't why people automatically condemn Uwe Boll's movies. Sure, he's made some TERRIBLE ones, and I wouldn't be sad if he never made another movie (and he's an asshole), but Far Cry was good, even if it did have little in common with the game.
Uwe Boll's movies are terrible, but yet good at the same time. The problem is that critics don't seem to understand genre movies. Not everyone wants to watch Citizen Kane all the time. Sometimes it's fun to grab a few beers and watch things being blown away by wooden actors playing characters so dumb they could be the first reel casualty in a Friday 13th movie.