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post #91 of 601 Old 08-23-2006, 11:48 AM
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How about "Searching for Bobby Fischer"? Very sweet and atmospheric.
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Amazing Grace & Chuck - A little league pitcher & an NBA star take a stand against the Cold War.
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How about "Searching for Bobby Fischer"? Very sweet and atmospheric.

It's a quite well known movie but I agree it's great.

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Amazing Grace & Chuck - A little league pitcher & an NBA star take a stand against the Cold War.

A great, great, film, you're right. What happens on the pitcher's mound at the end might be my favorite moment in any film ever. Chokes me up everytime, even though I know whats coming.

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Night On Earth is amazing. I have the R2 version as it STILL hasn't been released in R1...!!!
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Paperhouse, a quiet little horror movie about a little girl who may (or may not) be able to draw pictures that come true in real life. Regrettably still not on DVD in this country.

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Salton Sea
The Beast (war movie)
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A great, great, film, you're right. What happens on the pitcher's mound at the end might be my favorite moment in any film ever. Chokes me up everytime, even though I know whats coming.

I'm definitely bummed that it hasn't made it's way to DVD yet.

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The Beast (war movie)

Good call!
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Wages of Fear -
either version (Roy Scheider one or the Yves Montand one)

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Wages of Fear -
either version (Roy Scheider one or the Yves Montand one)

Agree both great movies. I like the 1977 Roy Scheider one (Sorcerer) the best, great soundtrack by Tangerine Dream.

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The Challenge. A Yakuza film w/ fight choreography by Steven Segal before he became an actor and written by John Sayles. I wish it was available on DVD. With Frankenheimer gone I hope it eventually will.


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I am gonna add Millers Crossing great ganster flick
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That's a great one. Millers Crosing, being a Coen Bros film, is pretty well known, but also very good.

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So many good movies listed here, True Romance, Waiting, Happy Accidents, May was ok Boondock Saints ( excellent I think) and many more. It is funny, most of my friends have never heard of most of the movies I watch the most and they think that it is odd that somebody that has a 110" screen and projector and 7.1 sound system would watch movies that don't have great pictures and lackluster audio but damnit, I like them the most.

One of of my recent favorites is Winter Passing and I have watched Running Scared a lot as well. I know the latter was not "unknown" but it was not a big hit either. I really like Layer Cake, Ronin, Amelie, Bottlerocket, Rushmore and many others

Oh, forgot to mention, I picked up Grilled the other day and just started it. I doubt I will finish tonight but its really good, Ray ROmano and Kevin james as door to door salesmen... Speaking of door to door salesmen, I think the movie was called Door to Door with Bill Macey, good stuff!
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Ah, Night on Earth. The movie where Roberto Bernini talks about having sex with a sheep.
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Ah, Night on Earth. The movie where Roberto Bernini talks about having sex with a sheep.

... and a pumpkin.
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the latest movie i watched was called brick. very very good directing and whoever wrote it must have been on speed or something as fast paced as it is. also would like to recommend green street hooligans. very good guy movie. violence, beer drinking, sports, the works!
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I've got Green Street Hooligans out on Netflix right now. Waiting for my friend to come over and watch it.
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you probaly all heard of this one so sorry if its well known Das Boot
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"Cold Comfort Farm" . Great cast, very low key, charming comedy that got good reviews but went nowhere in dollar terms.

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Speaking of door to door salesmen, I think the movie was called Door to Door with Bill Macey, good stuff!

We watched this last week and I thought it was excellent. Here is Bill Porter ,still hard at work.
Macy did a great job, as did Kathy Baker, Helen Mirren, and Kira Sedgwick.
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I don't know if you can find it on DVD or not.

I don't think it is, but there was a movie from the late 80's called
"Night of the Comet".

It was re-run over, and over, and over, and over, ad nauseum on HBO during the late 80's and early 90's, but has since disappeared from existence anywhere. I haven't seen it in at least 16 years.

Not an academy award winner by any stretch, but still really enjoyable. Pure 80's. A fun distraction.

Another recommendation would be "Indian Summer". Occasionally shows up on TV, but still should rent. Really good cast, with a good story. Again, no award winner, but a good rainy day type of movie you end up enjoying.
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I don't know if you can find it on DVD or not.

I don't think it is, but there was a movie from the late 80's called
"Night of the Comet".

"Night of the Comet", I love that movie, would watch it every time it showed up on cable. Here's a good link with info on "Night of the Comet".

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I've got Green Street Hooligans out on Netflix right now. Waiting for my friend to come over and watch it.

It's actually quite good, even for someone like me who is a complete non-sports person.

I also should have thrown in one that I don't have in my collection now but I love it and it's not widely known, and that's "Your Friends and Neighbors". I mention it every time in the hopes that more folks will check it out. It's a pretty incredible dark comedy about couples and relationships (from the folks who did In the Company of Men.) I should get this one for my collection.

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Secondhand Lions with Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.

House of Sand and Fog with Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley.
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Another good Ben Kingsley movie is "Death and the Maiden"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109579/


Similar to Green Street Hooligans is the Football Factory. It's just as good as GSH.

http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?...=170592811_0_0

The Firm w/ Gary Oldman is another movie similar to GSH and FF. Worth checking out

http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?...7&trkid=147042
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Oh, and how about "The Limey"? An excellent and little known flick. It was discussed here a good bit back when it hit DVD, and everyone seemed to like it, but otherwise not a very well known flick.

And I'll throw in "Ellie Parker" which I have a recent review thread on here in this section. Very interesting little independent film. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=710075

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Oh, and how about "The Limey"? An excellent and little known flick. It was discussed here a good bit back when it hit DVD, and everyone seemed to like it, but otherwise not a very well known flick.

Yeah, that's a good one.

That makes me wonder if _Snatch_ and _Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels_ qualify as obscure...

And how about _Romper Stomper_? How many people have heard of it?
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Yeah, that's a good one.

That makes me wonder if _Snatch_ and _Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels_ qualify as obscure...

And how about _Romper Stomper_? How many people have heard of it?

Among most folks they're probably relatively obscure...but movie nuts should be aware of 'em. (To be fair Snatch might be better known because of Brad Pitt).

I loves me some Brit crime caper films!

How about some love for Layer Cake?

(Never seen Romper Stomper, not a huge Crowe fan)
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Snatch is great, and it's probably not much known outside of this crowd.

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