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post #241 of 3322 Old 07-26-2010, 05:43 PM
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I've been seeing quite a few good things with streaming Netflix and I will put a list up when I can but I highly recommend Surveillance. You will be entertained and totally, totally surprised. I had read about this movie awhile ago and been looking for it and it is one great little hidden gem.

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So some high recommendations:
The Plague Dogs
The Most Dangerous Man in America (this is one great doc on Daniel Ellsburg and Pentagon Papers)
Mary & Max (thanks to other forum members who gave this a big thumbs up)
Hunger (has some extreme brutality in it)
The Greatest
11:14 (a Rashmon type film with multiple flashbacks that was very entertaing and keeps you guessing)
Battleground (this is from 1954 and about the Battle of the Bulge and was up for Best Picture that year and actually won the oscar for screenplay and best b/w cinematography and it is one of THE best WWII movies ever made. Take the time to listen to the dialogue. great, great writing)
The Damned United (true story about Leed United soccer team in England that turned out to be great fun)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Inglorious Bastards (yes, the original with Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson. Never saw this and I have to say I enjoyed it better than the remake)

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This is such a great thread! I wanted to thank y'all for the suggestions.

I searched the thread an didn't see After the Wedding mentioned. Really nice Danish film.

Jar City Is a well done detective thriller from Iceland.
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This is such a great thread! I wanted to thank y'all for the suggestions.

I searched the thread an didn't see After the Wedding mentioned. Really nice Danish film.

Jar City Is a well done detective thriller from Iceland.

Enjoyed After the Wedding, too, so I'll add a thumbs up. Also, just noticed that Vincere is now available for streaming; it was released yesterday, the same day as the DVD which is still showing up with a "long wait." When I saw it was available I switched it over to my instant queue, but I haven't had time to watch it yet. If you're a fan of Giovanna Mezzogiorno, you might enjoy this one; reportedly it's over the top dramatically and quite 'steamy." Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 93. "Part political treatise, part melodrama, Marco Bellocchio's Mussolini biopic forsakes historical details in favor of absorbing emotion -- and provides a showcase for a stunning performance from Giovanna Mezzogiorno."
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Just watched Saints and Soldiers, which I really enjoyed. But it expires on 8/1, so you gotta be fast.
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The Bedford Incident: An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

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The Bedford Incident: An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

That sounds good, but only if it has a mutiny scene and a "we've lost power and have just sunk below crush depth!" scene

EDIT: this isn't available to watch instantly (or if it was, it isn't any longer). neither a gem or a find. Tease? Yes.
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That sounds good, but only if it has a mutiny scene and a "we've lost power and have just sunk below crush depth!" scene

EDIT: this isn't available to watch instantly (or if it was, it isn't any longer). neither a gem or a find. Tease? Yes.

Sorry didn't know The Bedford Incident wasn't on watch now any longer. I hate that. It was a edge of your seat flick for sure. It's a great B&W just like Stalag 17.

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two more big thumbs up for The Art of the Steal documentary and the original 3:10 to Yuma, which, just like with Inglorious Bastards, I enjoyed more than the remake. Some stunning b/w cinematography.

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I've only been streaming through my new BD player for a few months but here are a few good HD streams if you like independent films.

Outsourced

Splinterheads

The Answer Man

Already mentioned but Mary and Max is great with great PQ.
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Netflix just added Fast Times At Ridgemont High, an 80's classic which made Jeff Spicoli a household name.
If you want to make it a Sean Penn weekend they also have Taps, Bad Boys, Casualties of War and Carlito's Way.
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Netflix just added Fast Times At Ridgemont High, an 80's classic which made Jeff Spicoli a household name.

And made famous the boobs of Phoebe Cates
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And made famous the boobs of Phoebe Cates

it's funny, because they're not even that big. Maybe B, tops.
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I had a big time crush on Phoebe Cates.

I think I will also watch Heavy Metal and reminisce about high school.
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I'd actually opt for Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Been a few years, def due for a rewatch.
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+ 1 for King of Kong

This is really a great documentary.
I urge people to give it 15 minutes. (You'll be hooked.)


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My brother-in-law asked me if I had seen either of the "Boondock Saints" movies. I told him I had not, but there is a great documentary about the creator.


It's on Netflix. "Overnight" Highly recommended.

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Just finished Just Another Love Story and thought it was great! Definitely my kindof love story...full of twists, some violence, and a pretty good mystery surrounding it. Don't be turned off by the title.
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Okay, you have to watch one of the funniest, the strangest, the off-the-wallest animated movie I HAVE EVER SEEN! A Town Called Panic is just an amazingly entertaining and funny film that I guarantee the likes of which you have never seen before. I bought the dvd right after it ended and can't wait to show it on a family film night. Give it a look and listen for one of the funniest lines of dialogue you'll ever hear in an amimated film, "Nice tunes, donkey. Rip me one!"

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The remarkable true-life story of electric guitar legend and rock 'n' roll icon Les Paul unfolds in this feature-length documentary that originally aired as part of PBS's "American Masters" series. Chronicling Paul's rise from poverty to eventual rock royalty, the program features interviews from many of his big-name admirers, including B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Jeff Beck, Merle Haggard and Steve Miller.
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Not sure if this was recommended yet (maybe I found it from this thread?) but Crush was a pretty good popcorn thriller IMO. I'll admit I was watching this alone and got a little freaked out. Decent flick for a stream.
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"Doc Martin", a British series about a curmudgeon of a doctor (with a well-concealed heart of gold?). He is a former surgeon who gets green at the gills when he sees blood and his personality pretty much alienates everyone he knows. Slow paced, but pretty funny, actually, with a bit of laugh out loud dark humor sneaked in. Very good acting if you can get past the heavy accents. It takes place in Cornwall, in the same village where they filmed "Saving Grace"... in fact the character is based on a bit part in that movie. They have all four seasons of this show streaming now. Season five is currently in production. Good choice if you are a fan of the PBS Brit shows (or if the parents are coming for a visit).
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"Doc Martin", a British series about a curmudgeon of a doctor (with a well-concealed heart of gold?). He is a former surgeon who gets green at the gills when he sees blood and his personality pretty much alienates everyone he knows. Slow paced, but pretty funny, actually, with a bit of laugh out loud dark humor sneaked in. Very good acting if you can get past the heavy accents. It takes place in Cornwall, in the same village where they filmed "Saving Grace"... in fact the character is based on a bit part in that movie. They have all four seasons of this show streaming now. Season five is currently in production. Good choice if you are a fan of the PBS Brit shows (or if the parents are coming for a visit).

I recommended the show here

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post18943947

I enjoyed it a lot but my wife really loved it. She can't wait until it resumes in 2011 with a whopping 6 episodes or so.
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Not for everyone but I enjoyed The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
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Okay, you have to watch one of the funniest, the strangest, the off-the-wallest animated movie I HAVE EVER SEEN! A Town Called Panic is just an amazingly entertaining and funny film that I guarantee the likes of which you have never seen before. I bought the dvd right after it ended and can't wait to show it on a family film night. Give it a look and listen for one of the funniest lines of dialogue you'll ever hear in an amimated film, "Nice tunes, donkey. Rip me one!"

Ok, I watched this based on your recommendation. It was pretty funny...reminded me a lot of Robot Chicken (except a much longer, drawn-out sketch). I laughed quite a bit at how absurd it was, but can't imagine this movie would be for everyone. Way too off-the-wall for most people, I would imagine.
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Not for everyone but I enjoyed The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

+ 1 for this, though I agree not for everyone.

Also + 1 for the previous recommendations of Moon and The Devil Came On Horseback.

The former is a great movie delving into the profound elements of what it means to be human.

The latter is mandatory viewing for anyone who wants a true understanding of the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. Do not watch this unless you are ready to be upset.

Mad Max in HD! My only previous viewing of this movie was on a 19" CRT and VHS tape over 20 years ago. What a revelation to see it in HD on a 50" plasma! Corny relationship scenes, but the road cinematography is awesome. Unfortunately the original film has obviously deteriorated somewhat and the classic white specks are often visible. Otherwise it is a fun trip.
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Winter Soldier. First-hand accounts of atrocities commited by US soldiers in Vietnam. Not for the squeemish. Be prepared to no longer support the troops.

"Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better." - Laurie Anderson
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I realize this is mainly a thread for gems, but how about a find? 2012 (the Roland Emmerich one, not the crappy knock-offs) is available from Starz Play. Wish it was in HD, since the only reason to watch this is really for the visuals.

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I was just enjoying one of my top 10 favorites The Hudsucker Proxy. I know it got poor reviews as being all style over substance, but I don't care! You can't go wrong with style like that!

If you haven't seen it, give it a try...I realize it's not for everyone.

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I was just enjoying one of my top 10 favorites The Hudsucker Proxy. I know it got poor reviews as being all style over substance, but I don't care! You can't go wrong with style like that!

I second that. Classic movie that got zero cred.

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