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post #241 of 601
I bought almost 10 movies from this thread so far. Happy Accidents was really good IMO.
post #242 of 601
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post #243 of 601
A few more..


MyBodyguard- Classic bully high school A hole- matt Dillion- excellent movie.

Amongst-Friends- Great wannabe gangsta Brooklyn guys movie. Not many seen this.

LessThanZero- true story / well pretty close of RobertDownyJr.

NorthShore- ClassicCult surf movie BRAH

pointBreak- Another surf movie but pretty popular- it rocks

Survival Island- What a babe in this movie -well worth the watch

SecretAdmirer- funny as heck teen movie- the older actors are hillarious in this.
post #244 of 601
Pulling my favorites from this thread (although I readily admit to not seeing many & not ever having heard of some, thus the thread title I guess...)

Let It Ride -- I've spent many days at the horse race track & this captures many many things about that entire mindset, along with having several funny scenes. I'm usually not a big Richard Dreyfuss fan, but I thought he was great here.

The Quiet Earth -- Wonderful last-man-on-earth genre movie. Even if I remembered the name of the actor, I probably couldn't connect him to anything else but I thought he did a great job of pulling everyone into his world.

Heathers -- I saw this movie many times when younger & I always thought it was one of the best 'high school' movies ever. If you take away some of the extremes in the movie & change the plot line a bit, you've got "Mean Girls". (Give me Winona Ryder over Lyndsey Lohan anyday.)
post #245 of 601
This is a Coen brothers film from 1994, great visuals, quirky humor, fantastic cast (Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh); it has some plot elements similar to "The Producers" and has been reviewed as one of the Coen's lesser efforts, but it is one of my favorite films, usually watch a few times a year.
post #246 of 601
I worked for a computer games company that made tie-ins of film releases. We watched a film called Robozone to make a tie-in of it. The film was a puppet theatre film like the old Thunderbirds tv programmes. I liked the film, but it was never released. We still made the game of it anyway.
post #247 of 601
On a more musical note, a couple of obscure films that I think are worth mentioning in a thread like this are:

The Legend of 1900

and

The Red Violin

These were blind rentals a while back, and I fell in love with both films.
post #248 of 601
One I see on cable occasionally is Deep Cover with Laurance Fishburn and Jeff Goldblum. Made in 1992, it was visually ahead of its time and pretty intense.
post #249 of 601
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Amongst-Friends- Great wannabe gangsta Brooklyn guys movie. Not many seen this.


I have this on laserdisc and it takes place in Long Island not Brooklyn. Do you watch "Entourage"? You can see the director's influence in the series since he worked on that, too.
post #250 of 601
Primer

Primer Movie Website

Makes Momento seem like a Teletubbies episode in comparison.

It took at least 4 viewings AND careful study of the forum posts at their site AND some notes and mapping to really grasp what was happening.

Not your average movie experience - very, very complex.
post #251 of 601
Seven Beauties
post #252 of 601
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Primer

Primer Movie Website

Makes Momento seem like a Teletubbies episode in comparison.

It took at least 4 viewings AND careful study of the forum posts at their site AND some notes and mapping to really grasp what was happening.

I enjoyed the movie overall, but part of the reason it takes multiple viewings and numerous internet discussions to undestand is that the movie itself simply does not contain enough information to fit the pieces of its plot together. To say the film was "shot on a shoestring" would be to embellish its budget. More like shot-on-that-little-plastic-cap-thing-on-the-end-of-your-shoelace. Most lines of dialogue had to be captured in one take, and if there was anything wrong either technically or with the performance the shot didn't go in the movie. There's enough there for the movie to be intriguing, but not enough for it to actually make sense.

I saw Primer in a theater next to the MIT campus that was literally filled with engineers, physicists, and science majors. Judging by the comments afterwards, everyone came out of it completely lost.
post #253 of 601
The Best of Youth - This almost 6 hour Italian film about a family that spans 40 yrs is simply one of the best films I have seen over the past few years. The dvd was released a few months ago, good transfer and needs to be seen on a large screen.
post #254 of 601
I see Zero Effect is already mentioned, so I will second (or third) that. I recently saw Zoolander (also with Ben Stiller), and thought it was great.

Recently watched The Fisher King by Terry Gilliam. I still think this is Brazil's equal, yet no one ever mentions it, probably because it is too grounded in reality, but that's what makes it such a stunning achievement.

Doug
post #255 of 601
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More like shot-on-that-little-plastic-cap-thing-on-the-end-of-your-shoelace.

You mean the aglet?
post #256 of 601
Bubble (2005) Filmed in HD, you get the feeling you are eavesdropping, not watching a movie.

Damage (1992) Betrayed by your lover is devastating, by your Father, unthinkable. By both well, watch it.

In the Company of Men (1997) I like this movie because Aeron Eckheart’s character is so fricking sick!

Everything is Illuminated (2005) I knew this was a great movie when I forgot I was watching Frodo Baggins.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) I know this is #89 on imdb’s list of top 250, and hardly one that astute movie goers on this board have not heard of, but most people have not seen it and I think it has one of the best ending ever.

The Proposition (2005)
post #257 of 601
does nobody know about these movies: OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 1 AND 2 ? for me, that was also a great movies.
post #258 of 601
I'll second "Shaun of the Dead". A funny movie for those who are fans of zombie movies.

And my all time favourite sleeper movie has to be "Secondhand Lions". A wonderful movie for the whole family.
post #259 of 601
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does nobody know about these movies: OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN PART 1 AND 2 ? for me, that was also a great movies.

Yes I remember those, the wife loved them, but Romance is not my favorite genre of film. Still, those are two fairly well-done movies made when Marilyn Hasset was a gorgeous late-20's/early-30's rising star. But they proved to be just about the pinnacle of her career.

The title did put me in mind of another film of similar title I enjoyed called My Side of the Mountain(1969). Based on the book of the same name, it's the unlikely story of a boy unhappy with his life in NYC who runs away to live in the Catskills on the site of the family farm. I was familiar with the book and enjoyed the film, although I have to admit (as an adult) that it is a very unlikely tale - but a fantasy shared by many boys including me, living in the woods like an Indian.

That in turn brings to mind another rarely seen film with a similar theme, 1980's The Earthling. This was then 10-year-old Ricky Shroeder's third film (the first two were the Oscar winning The Champ and the Disney film The Last Flight of Noah's Ark). It was also the next to last film made by that great actor William Holden. Holden was at the top of his form and dying of lung cancer - and made a film about a man travelling back to his ancestral home in the Australian outback because he was dying of lung cancer. He picks up an orphanned boy along the way and teaches him to survive. A great movie but not one for young kids, it frightens them.
post #260 of 601
When is Late for Dinner coming to blu ray. Total entertaining funny sleeper.
post #261 of 601
I figured I'd post this, since the thread is resurrected.

I have no idea if this falls into a "BEST" category, but here's two of my favorite movies most people haven't heard of:

Six String Samurai: In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, "Six-String Samurai" chronicles the tale of Buddy, a hero who's a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in the other, Buddy is on his way to Vegas to succeed Elvis as King. Along the way, he saves an orphan who decides to play tag-along to his rescuer. What follows is the road trip from hell.

MY TAKE: This is kindof like a strange "Wizard of Oz" trip to Lost Vegas and there are many similarities. It is funny, has tons of great lines and great characters, and some great ideas. The only downside for me is the kid is a bit whiny/annnoying, but other than that, it is really a hidden gem.

Last Night:At the turn of the century, the end of the world is known to be coming to an end. This modest comedy-drama examines how the impending doom affects its cast. McKellar plays an architect who plans to meet the end alone at dinner. Others (Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg) make a suicide pact, but are caught apart and struggle to get together before the end. Another man (Callum Keith Rennie) pursues final sexual conquests and a milquetoast woman (Tracy Wright) strives to gain courage.

MY TAKE: One of my favorite genres is "end of the world" type plots. This movie is unique in there really is no big budget special effects, nor does it say why the world is ending....just that it has been known for awhile that the world is ending, most people have accepted their fate, and the day is finally here and the world is going to end at midnight. The movie focuses on several groups of people and how they have chosen to spend their final moments. I really enjoyed it, as it's all character focused on normal everyday people, and there is no last minute heroics by Bruce Willis or anything.
post #262 of 601
OH HELL YEAH!
There IS someone who likes Six String Samurai other than me! I thought I was the only one. I've been meaning to make a Movie night w/friends and force them to watch it with me, as a double feature with Repo man.
post #263 of 601
I enjoyed Six String Samurai as well, although I tend to classify that one more as a "Guilty Pleasure" rather than a "Best Movie". "Guilty Pleasure" movies for me are those that tend to be made to a lower standard of filmmaking. SSS is an entertaining film, but the low budget production values stick out all over, and you won't recognise any of the actors unless you are fond of Indie films.

Still SSS spoofed many genres of film and did so even better than did any movie with Leslie Nielsen in it.
post #264 of 601
One of the funniest movies I ever saw was David Mamet`s "State and Main" (I may be the only one who saw it) followed by "America`s Sweethearts", "Ready To Wear" and Ang Lee`s "The Wedding Banquet".
One of the darkest is "Bad Company" and "The Last Seduction" can only be described as delicious.
post #265 of 601
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One of the funniest movies I ever saw was David Mamet`s "State and Main" (I may be the only one who saw it) followed by "America`s Sweethearts", "Ready To Wear" and Ang Lee`s "The Wedding Banquet".
One of the darkest is "Bad Company" and "The Last Seduction" can only be described as delicious.

"The Last Seduction".... 'Linda Fiorentino'!!!! Oh yeah!
post #266 of 601
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One I see on cable occasionally is Deep Cover with Laurance Fishburn and Jeff Goldblum. Made in 1992, it was visually ahead of its time and pretty intense.

Yep. Great burnout in the Mercedes SL500 "wild wild west Muther F#cker!"
post #267 of 601
Equilibrium- with Christian Bale definitely under appreciated.
Kung Fu Hustle- Very Funny.
post #268 of 601
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Recently watched The Fisher King by Terry Gilliam. I still think this is Brazil's equal, yet no one ever mentions it, probably because it is too grounded in reality, but that's what makes it such a stunning achievement.

Doug

All lot of people really dump on The Fisher King, but I've always really enjoyed it when I've watched it. Jeff Bridges really nails that character so well.
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post #270 of 601
Six String Samurai is a great B movie, loved the soundtrack

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