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post #541 of 601
I didn't check if this has been mentioned already but Grandma's Boy is another movie most people have never heard of unless you work in the gaming industry. My friends that do say the characters in the movie are exactly like the people they work with. It's pretty hilarious even if you aren't into video games.
post #542 of 601
I mentioned Barbarosa a while back. Watching it in FS was a real bummer. I Googled Barbarosa last week and found someone selling WS Versions on DVD. To be honest, I'm not sure what his source is, but I received it Saturday and played it. The WS is 235:1. The sound started out as center channel only and I forced my receiver into stereo. Actually sounded pretty good. The video seemed just barely out of focus in some scenes, but I think that it would not have been noticable on a smaller screen. Anyway, I really enjoyed seeing this movie in WS again. Many scenes really show the vastness of the west. I don't know why this movie sticks out in my mind, but I did enjoy it alot. It would be great to see this remastered in BR.
post #543 of 601
My Name is Trinity is another good movie most forgot but there is a little thread about it here. Worth watching if you like spagetti westerns.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hlight=trinity
post #544 of 601
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Can I add Frailty?

Absolutely. I've watched this criminally-underrated movie more times than any other film of the last decade. Bill Paxton, in addition to making a spectacular directorial debut, shows his acting chops with his brilliantly scary-yet-sympathetic performance as Dad. Two minutes into this movie I knew it was going to be fantastic -- I couldn't remember a time when I'd been caught up in a movie so quickly and so completely. Great performances by all concerned, including a remarkable turn by young Matt O'Leary.
post #545 of 601
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I didn't check if this has been mentioned already but Grandma's Boy is another movie most people have never heard of unless you work in the gaming industry. My friends that do say the characters in the movie are exactly like the people they work with. It's pretty hilarious even if you aren't into video games.
I missed this when posted. I watch this movie about once every 6 months or so, it's on my DVR. Hilarious! It's a great cult movie made and produced mainly by the people who act in it.

larry
post #546 of 601
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I missed this when posted. I watch this movie about once every 6 months or so, it's on my DVR. Hilarious! It's a great cult movie made and produced mainly by the people who act in it.
Put into queue....
post #547 of 601
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I missed this when posted. I watch this movie about once every 6 months or so, it's on my DVR. Hilarious! It's a great cult movie made and produced mainly by the people who act in it.
larry

Yeah, it's everyone that's ever been in an Adam Sandler movie.
post #548 of 601
Grandma's Boy looks interesting. Unfortunately, though, there's no telling when I might get to see it. The biggest drawback to my having given up Netflix and Blockbuster is that I no longer have immediate access to anything that's not coming up on TV. I have setup a Wishlist entry for Grandma's boy on my TiVo. There's no telling when or if it will play on TV but if it does I'll see it.
post #549 of 601
I think Little Nicky is superior but Grandma's Boy is really funny.
post #550 of 601
Based upon Larry's recommendation (and because I feel guilty for recommending a movie he hated redface.gif), I moved it to the top of my NF queue.
Movies are a subjective thing....but I like to think I know the difference between a "thumbs up" and a "thumbs down."frown.gif
post #551 of 601
Just came across this thread, some awesome films here.....but please there must be around 20 films noted that were huge in their day e.g. Point Break, Momento...are you serious?

Anyhow, two from me....both telemovies:

Bitter Blood

Twist of Fate / Pursuit
post #552 of 601
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I think Little Nicky is superior but Grandma's Boy is really funny.
Little Nicky is funny, but it has no staying power for me. I wish Sandler would do some more movies like Punch Drunk Love instead of the garbage he's been turning out.

larry
post #553 of 601
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Tell No One is a delightful French mystery based on a story by Harlan Coben. It is challenging and reguires your full intention but I found it completely engaging. Francois Cluzet, Marie-Josee Croze and Kristin Scott Thomas are first rate in their roles and the legendary Jean Rochefort is a wonder to behold. Subtitles

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362225/

Great tip; I really enjoyed this. Kept me lost and guessing right until the end, which is a feeling I like.

My recommendation would be Ink (only a 6.8 on IMDB but 100% from the handful of reviews on RT), made by a husband/wife team with no budget and no significant resources. It means the actors aren't the best, but they're good enough. The story hit me hard and the visuals are very striking, much like I'd imagine Alex Proyas or Terry Gilliam would wish to have done if they didn't have studio backing. This movie probably isn't for everyone, but it helps if:

-- You're a dad trying to juggle career and kids
-- You like the dark techno/noir style such as Gilliam or Proyas that I mentioned
-- You're okay being lost for the first hour, trusting the filmmaker will bring you through to the other side
-- You're okay figuring out a "twist" or two without it ruining the impact of the ending

I searched the thread but hadn't seen this listed yet, so thought I'd mention it. It's also available on Netflix streaming.
post #554 of 601
this thread is fun tongue.gif

Here's one that I enjoyed, La Horde (The Horde). It's from France (2009). Nothing special as far as zombie movies go, but found it to be entertaining and decently acted. Good soundtrack too.

Also, if you like medieval, sorcery type movies, there's Solomon Kane. It was released in the UK (I think) in 2009 but never made it on this side of the pond. Although I was checking out Flixters and saw there was a trailer, so maybe it will be released here. Great soundtrack and visuals.
post #555 of 601
La Horde is excellent and wasn't missed by any of the "Halloweeners" here.

larry
post #556 of 601
NF has sent me Grandma's Boy today.cool.gif
post #557 of 601
+1 on Grandma's Boy. Love that flick. The DDR scene left me on the floor first time I saw it. smile.gif
post #558 of 601
Gramda's Boy was on Comedy Central last night. It's not as good with cuss words bleeped out - especially the little scene with Dante being interviewed on the TV news! That was the only part I saw. I'm sure there were probably some other scenes mangled.

Wizz, I'm drawing a blank on DDR....

larry
post #559 of 601
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Gramda's Boy was on Comedy Central last night. It's not as good with cuss words bleeped out - especially the little scene with Dante being interviewed on the TV news! That was the only part I saw. I'm sure there were probably some other scenes mangled.
Dang!
Well, I guess I can live with the NF DVD....
I sure f**king hate it when foul language is f**king bleeped the f**k out.tongue.gif
post #560 of 601
DVD should be fine. I have a DVR'd HD copy from one of the movie channels.

larry
post #561 of 601
Here is a little gem I found on a movie channel:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232775/

I laughed my butt off...very sly humor.wink.gif

Angela Bettis is terrific.

So impressed, I ordered the DVD from Amazon.
post #562 of 601
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Here is a little gem I found on a movie channel:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232775/

I laughed my butt off...very sly humor.wink.gif

Angela Bettis is terrific.

So impressed, I ordered the DVD from Amazon.
NF has this with streaming. I'll check it out, never heard of it.

larry
post #563 of 601
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Gramda's Boy was on Comedy Central last night. It's not as good with cuss words bleeped out - especially the little scene with Dante being interviewed on the TV news! That was the only part I saw. I'm sure there were probably some other scenes mangled.
Wizz, I'm drawing a blank on DDR....
larry

The Dance Dance Revolution competition. I forget his real name but that guy will always be Super Terry (Reno 911) to me. smile.gif
post #564 of 601
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Gramda's Boy was on Comedy Central last night. It's not as good with cuss words bleeped out - especially the little scene with Dante being interviewed on the TV news! That was the only part I saw. I'm sure there were probably some other scenes mangled.
Wizz, I'm drawing a blank on DDR....
larry

The Dance Dance Revolution competition. I forget his real name but that guy will always be Super Terry (Reno 911) to me. smile.gif
The other day on the way home from work I figured DD was for Dance Dance, but I couldn't remember Revolution. Very funny! Nick Swardson is great in the movie. He also has a show on Comedy Central - Nick Swardson's Pretend Time - two seaons. It's hilarious! I'm pretty sure it's on NF streaming.

larry
post #565 of 601
Thanks Larry I'll give it a look. That guy's been a riot in everything I've seen him in.
post #566 of 601
I really enjoyed Grandma's Boy, but I found one that might be better:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129427/

This black humor rom-com is terrific....
LOTS of droll humor and a great performance by an actress I have never seen before: Leslie Bibb.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004753/

In some respects, this movie reminds me of Working Girl (although I am not entirely sure why):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096463/
EXCEPT, it is 50 times funnier.cool.gif

FWIW, it might be a nice "date movie," my wife loved it.wink.gif
post #567 of 601
Damn, I can't seem to find a Region-A BD of Miss Nobody...or Drones....mad.gif
These 2 movies deserve one...frown.gif
post #568 of 601
I felt the Worlds Fastest Indian is a movie that didnt get the attention it deserved. IMO
post #569 of 601
^^^ Excellent movie. It has re-watch power for me, too.

larry
post #570 of 601
Yeh, it's a great, good hearted flick. Anthony Hopkins has some really powerful moments in that one.
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