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post #1771 of 3052
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

As per usually, Netflix has added a bunch of new stuff at the beginning of the month: 116 HD movies since 5/1 (44 w/5.1 sound), including some of my favorites, Sea of Love, Scent of a Woman, Network, Legends of the Fall, Snatch, Ground Hog Day, Dog Day Afternoon (lots of Pacino for some reason, including some others I haven't mentioned), The 13th Floor and Starship Troopers.

Thanks for the heads-up on these added titles, some good ones in there.

Also some oddities like Against the Night - a Steven Seagal zombie movie made in 2009 I was unaware of.
post #1772 of 3052
The Caller

http://movies.netflix.com/movie/The_Caller/70181729
post #1773 of 3052
Oldie but a Goodie

High Anxiety .. a Mel Brooks Classic

http://movies.netflix.com/movie/High_Anxiety/70046288
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If you love B-Movies Popatopolis, a documentary about director Jim Wynorski and following him making a feature film in just 3 days, is quite a hoot. Never heard of him? Bet many of you have seen some of his films.
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

If you love B-Movies Popatopolis, a documentary about director Jim Wynorski and following him making a feature film in just 3 days, is quite a hoot. Never heard of him? Bet many of you have seen some of his films.

yeah, The Witches of Breastwick 1 and 2 were epic ..
post #1776 of 3052
"Camel Spiders" was one of his most recent. I thought the arc went flat about halfway through but I watched "976-Evil II" last night and it wasn't that bad at all for a B-Movie (and available WI). I get a feeling he hires passed over but good writers sometimes (the one the studios won't hire because they won't do what they ask) because there are little jabs and statements made in some of his films.
post #1777 of 3052
Its not a popular genre but it has been done and done successfully. "The Savage Wild" is about a nature photographer who chronicles his attempt to raise wild wolf pups in the arctic circle. If you need a movie for the whole family check it out.
post #1778 of 3052
Checked out both of these as per suggested. Pretty good. Makes me wonder how I would fight a personal villian if he were well....not in my sphere of influence.
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The Long Goodbye 1973
Diamond Men 2000
King of the Hill 1993 (not the cartoon)
Married in America Pt 2 2006
Microcosmos 1996

The Long Goodbye has pretty intense conversation scenes, well acted. Even has Arnold Schwarzenegger as a henchman.

Diamond Men- not as good as people were making it out to be. But Forrester was good. Similiar to Jackie Brown.

King of the Hill- The kid in this movie was pretty darn good. Only problem was the camera man kept zooming in on his face. Adrien Brody does a good supporting role as well.
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An unflinching look at the impact the drug wars are having on Mexico (and indirectly the US) Focusing on an unsuspecting, innocent young lady trying out for a beauty pageant in Tijuana, the story unfolds her personal nightmare as she becomes tangled in the narco traffico. Worth watching,
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Miss...4?trkid=496624
post #1781 of 3052
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An unflinching look at the impact the drug wars are having on Mexico (and indirectly the US) Focusing on an unsuspecting, innocent young lady trying out for a beauty pageant in Tijuana, the story unfolds her personal nightmare as she becomes tangled in the narco traffico. Worth watching,
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Miss...4?trkid=496624

Am I missing something? This movie does not appear to be available for streaming....

Does look interesting though...
post #1782 of 3052
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Originally Posted by ggsantafe
An unflinching look at the impact the drug wars are having on Mexico (and indirectly the US) Focusing on an unsuspecting, innocent young lady trying out for a beauty pageant in Tijuana, the story unfolds her personal nightmare as she becomes tangled in the narco traffico. Worth watching,
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Miss...4?trkid=496624
Am I missing something? This movie does not appear to be available for streaming....

Does look interesting though...


Oops - you're right - I watched the disc last night and wanted to share with everyone - but jumped the gun - so keep an eye out for streaming availability!
post #1783 of 3052
Now you've got me wanting to see it . It is available to rent in standard def from Amazon and iTunes for $4 and in 1080p w/5.1 sound on Zune for $5. I'm tempted, but I've got a billion things waiting to be watched for free . Hopefully it does come to buffet streaming some time soon.
post #1784 of 3052
For a while I was avoiding this one because I didn't like the title. "Street Thief" But the cover art drew me in. Have to say it held my attention for the whole movie. This movie pretends to be like a documentary in the making. I like the character named Kasper even though he is doing stuff he should not be doing.
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post #1785 of 3052
Juice" 1991 movie

Im sure everybody here has seen it
But its in HD + a good movie
post #1786 of 3052
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

If you love B-Movies Popatopolis, a documentary about director Jim Wynorski and following him making a feature film in just 3 days, is quite a hoot. Never heard of him? Bet many of you have seen some of his films.

After reviewing his list of movies I think I'm safe...aren't his movies more along the lines of "D" movies?
post #1787 of 3052
The last two I found that were decent, that I hadn't seen yet, were Last of the Dogmen and Elephant White (and the Ong-Bak series, too)
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This title http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Pica...?trkid=2361637 appeared in my Suggestions Queue and I'm glad I checked it out. A brilliant combination of early cinematography and paintings by Picasso & Braque. Shows the influence cinema technology had on the Cubist movement and includes fascinating early clips from George Melies, and yes - narrator Martin Scorsese, in this 2008 release, shares his admiration for Melies and foreshadows his eventual "Hugo" project. A wonderful documentary.
post #1789 of 3052
Roadie is a decent little drama about a washed up middle age roadie who returns home to live with his mother.
post #1790 of 3052
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Roadie is a decent little drama about a washed up middle age roadie who returns home to live with his mother.

I caught that one on HDNet Sneak Peak a few months ago and it really was pretty good ..
post #1791 of 3052
Watched a couple movies recently. The Perfect Host (maybe that was recommended here already?) was both entertaining and somewhat funny for some of it. Thought it was a good movie.

I just finished Red State and Brotherhood...both were good, suspenseful movies IMO. Brotherhood basically involves a frat prank gone wrong and it only gets worse from there. Crazy and was pretty suspenseful.
post #1792 of 3052
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I don't know if I'd call it the weirdest movie ever, but it certainly is one of the best movies .. chilling / prophetic / ground breaking / also come to mind ..

In 1971 it was a bit strange but it was just campy by the 80s...and like you said chilling, prophetic, ground breaking....and uh, gave us Malcolm McDowell.
post #1793 of 3052
Special is pretty good. It's a superhero movie with a unique twist (you might want to do LSD while watching to fully appreciate it).
post #1794 of 3052
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In 1971 it was a bit strange but it was just campy by the 80s...and like you said chilling, prophetic, ground breaking....and uh, gave us Malcolm McDowell.

I don't know, I think Clockwork has held up pretty well over the years .. as has all of Kubricks material ..
post #1795 of 3052
"O Lucky Man" is one of McDowell's films that stuck with me from that ear. A couple years ago I got the disc from Netflix (not available WI) and there was very interesting commentary with McDowell and how he got into acting why parts of his role in that film he was very familiar with.
post #1796 of 3052
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I don't know, I think Clockwork has held up pretty well over the years .. as has all of Kubricks material ..

To an extent I'd agree--the story has held up well, but then Kubrick had little to do with that (it follows the excellent Anthony Burgess novel it's based on pretty closely). The assumption that the mod style contemporary to the time would just evolve into the future was wrong and thus people's clothing and hairstyles are pretty quaint as is the Walter Carlos Moog synth soundtrack.

Still, a great film.
post #1797 of 3052
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

To an extent I'd agree--the story has held up well, but then Kubrick had little to do with that (it follows the excellent Anthony Burgess novel it's based on pretty closely). The assumption that the mod style contemporary to the time would just evolve into the future was wrong and thus people's clothing and hairstyles are pretty quaint as is the Walter Carlos Moog synth soundtrack.

Still, a great film.

I'm really commenting on the film as entertainment value ..
post #1798 of 3052
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I don't know, I think Clockwork has held up pretty well over the years .. as has all of Kubricks material ..

I agree with you...my comment was actually in part directed to the post you were commenting on from tatertot who made the weirdest comment. 2001 held up equally well...except for our not really establishing any real foothold in space even by 2012 or Pan Am being part of that!
post #1799 of 3052
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Wendy Carlos Moog

Fixed that for you.
post #1800 of 3052
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Fixed that for you.

I knew that he is now a she named Wendy--I was a big fan back then (Switched on Bach, etc). He was Walter at the time and I'm sure that's what shows up in the credits.
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