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post #571 of 601
I just posted a review of one that would fall into this category probably, called "(Untitled)". Actually look at all of my reviews over the last year, all of them would probably fall into this category.
post #572 of 601
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I really enjoyed Grandma's
LOTS of droll humor and a great performance by an actress I have never seen before: Leslie Bibb.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004753/

That is Ricky Bobby's wife...wink.gif
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That is Ricky Bobby's wife...wink.gif
I didn't know that.
She was good in TN too.smile.gif
post #574 of 601
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I felt the Worlds Fastest Indian is a movie that didnt get the attention it deserved. IMO

+1 Superb Film, probably in my "top 20" I'd say, perhaps even top 10
post #575 of 601
I remember enjoying The Crimson Rivers. It's been a while since I've watched it but I remember Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel making this movie worth watching. There was a follow up that was ok, more "Hollywood" then the first one.
post #576 of 601
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I remember enjoying The Crimson Rivers. It's been a while since I've watched it but I remember Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel making this movie worth watching.
Another very good movie worth watching! Netflix streaming when I watched it.

larry
post #577 of 601
For me a great movie that nobody has heard of is The Four Feathers starring Heath Ledger from 2002.
post #578 of 601
Let the bullets fly, I never came to theater to watch it. But I think it's a good film till I watched it on TV
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I would like to recommend you guys a Thai romance horror film, it's Nang Nak 1999. It's base on true story in the mid 1800 century.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDqew5U68Q4


Edited by baipai - 8/19/12 at 11:26am
post #580 of 601
Hi all,
first time post in this thread, but I like to come here to find great little gems that I'd likely never find anywhere else.

My contribution here is one that I have not seen mentioned. If it has, my apologies.

It's a sly little story of a kidnapping that goes wrong because the kidnappers choose the wrong victim.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

//www.imdb.com/title/tt1379177/

Speaking of "Gems", it stars hottie British actress, Gemma Aterton as the kidnapping victim and 2 other Brit actors that you've probably never heard of, but they all give fantastic performances and they are literally the only three actors in the film.

Most of the movie takes place in an unknown city in a UK apartment, so the feel of the film is a bit claustrophobic, but to me that did not take away from the tension of the atmosphere, it only enhances it. There are plenty of twists and turns in this film to keep your interest peaked, and even a few "WTF" moments that you probably won't see coming.

This is certainly a very small budget, Indie flick, so don't expect the typical over the top, Hollywood style, dumbing down script, or excessive violence that takes away from the plot of the film.

There is nudity (Ms. Aterton in fine form) and sexual themes, but it is intricate to the plot and does not feel unnecessary (not that any nakedness of Gemma would ever feel unnecessary biggrin.gif )

Overall, I'd say this film is certainly worth a rental, but you may catch it on cable, like i did the other night.

Cheers,

C. Wood
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Hmmmmm. I guess if it's movies that nobody has heard of, I'd have to recommend:



Or this one:



Or even:



Maybe this:



I can't remember if I liked these or not, though.


All of these films lack substance. tongue.gif



The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish - Bob Hoskins and Jeff Goldblum among a strong cast who all put in great performances. It's not the most amazing movie that came out of the studio system in the early 90s, but it was very good, and had moments that were very very good. What is amazing is that it's never been released on either DVD or Blu-ray. I've been waiting for a long time.

Someone mentioned a film called Seven Ups, which brought to mind a documentary series by Michael Apted that started with Seven Up! in 1964, followed by Seven + Seven Up in '70, 21 Up in '77, 28 Up in 84, 35 Up in '91, 42 Up in '98, 49 Up in '05 and 56 Up in May this year. It follows the lives of a wide range of kids in the UK. Quite a remarkable documentary undertaking. Not sure how obscure it is, though....

Running Scared was a great movie from the mid 80s. Starred Gregory Hines & Billy Crystal in what may be his best role outside of Soap. Think something like a cross between Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon. Hines and Crystal had fantastic chemistry, and the movie had some fabulous moments.

But the biggest "great movie that no-one's heard of" recommendation I have is a movie from 1980 called "The Falls". By Peter Greenaway. Seems even the Peter Greenaway fans around here haven't heard of it, or seen it or whatever. It didn't get much of a run when it was new, because it was about 3 horus long, and audiences weren't ready for this sort of narrative. It was an early film example of tapestry story telling, where the whole story is gradually revealed through 92 (or so ;-)) shortish vignettes. It's nothing short of brilliant. I had the great fortune to be an apprentice projectionist at an independant cinema that played it for four nights as part of a greenaway festival in the mid 90s, but I haven't seen it since. Sadly, another film that I'm waiting on a blu-ray release. There's a great indie cinema house* that often has retrospectives of directors, I am going to try to convince them to give Greenaway's films a run, and to make sure they include this. That might be my only hope to see this again.


For others in this thread that recommended a movie called Hardware, this cinema will be playing it on the big screen in a couple of months. biggrin.gif
post #582 of 601
I got around to watching Grandma's Boy. Stoner movies I guess will never go out of style. It wasn't one of the best movies ever, but I got a lot of good laughs out of it.
post #583 of 601
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+1 Superb Film, probably in my "top 20" I'd say, perhaps even top 10

Will check it out tomorrow. cool.gif
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post #585 of 601
I have a niche film to recommend that I absolutely love - Ip Man.

It's a martial arts movie that takes place in 1940s China. It has a better-than-average story for the genre (based on true events) and has excellent action scenes. The dubbing is competent, but you can read subtitles if that's your thing.

I have to say, it is probably the best martial arts movie for those who don't care for them, as evidenced by three people who I made watch it before they agreed that it is a top quality film. My daughter declared it to be one of her all-time favorite movies after she saw it two weeks ago on Blu.

Check it out if you are the least bit curious. You won't regret it.
post #586 of 601
Welcome to the Ip Man party (see Blu Ray section reviewed by Ralph); you may like Ip Man 2 also.

Also check out some of Donnie Yen's flicks: Hero's fighting scene in the rain w/ Jet Li, Bodyguards and Assassins and Dragon Tiger Gate (smashing - if you know what I meant).

Enjoy.
post #587 of 601
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Welcome to the Ip Man party (see Blu Ray section reviewed by Ralph); you may like Ip Man 2 also.
Also check out some of Donnie Yen's flicks: Hero's fighting scene in the rain w/ Jet Li, Bodyguards and Assassins and Dragon Tiger Gate (smashing - if you know what I meant).
Enjoy.
Actually both of 2 movies are famous in China.
post #588 of 601
Here is a French horror flick with a little bit of similarity to Silence of the Lamb.

Room of Death http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990361/

Guess I got an early start on Halloween. There were many subplots so could be confusing but it's worth a rental. It's rated R, so it's not for kids or the squeamish.
post #589 of 601
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1680133/

I watched this tonite and was thoroughly entertained.

Very cleverly written and well acted.

It's hard to tell which genre this falls into...initially.
However, the last act makes it all clear, and is incredibly Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
funny
.

Part of its charm is it keeps you guessing through out...but in a "good way," not in a cheap manipulated BS way.

Oh, and be sure to watch the "shorts" in the Extras.wink.gif
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Perfect Sense
Yeah, that's a good one.
post #592 of 601
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Yeah, that's a good one.
Never heard of it.









Actually, they're two of my favorite actors, Ewan and Eva.
post #593 of 601
25th Hour by Spike Lee. It is a story about the last of day in the life of a man (Edward Norton) who is about to go to jail for being a drug dealer. He goes through flashbacks, along with his friends, tracking how he got there, and realizing he gave away a great life for nothing. The ending in particular is memorable.

The movie didn't even earn its budget, but I think it's by far Spike Lee's best film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307901/?ref_=sr_1

City of God - The Brazilian Godfather. One of the top movies in the imdb database:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
post #594 of 601
CoG made me thing of Gomorrah. It hasn't been mentioned, and has no thread, so I guess it qualifies. Criterion BD available.

Review
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CoG made me thing of Gomorrah. It hasn't been mentioned, and has no thread, so I guess it qualifies. Criterion BD available.

Review
Gomorrah and CoG are both very good movies IMO.cool.gif
post #596 of 601
I'll throw The Goddess of 1967 and Until The End of the World into the hat.
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I'll throw The Goddess of 1967 and Until The End of the World into the hat.

UTEOTW is on my personal all time favorite list smile.gif Other's disagree, but I like the short (~2:45) version rather than the ~4 hr. one. Awesome soundtrack too.

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Gomorrah and CoG are both very good movies IMO.cool.gif

Somehow never saw CoG - being shipped as we speak wink.gif
post #598 of 601
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I'll throw The Goddess of 1967 and Until The End of the World into the hat.

There was a while I was into Wim Wenders' movies. My personal fav was Wings of Desire and maybe Paris, Texas with Until the End of the World as seconds. I guess I don't have the attention span anymore. Something has to blow up or forgetaboutit.
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There was a while I was into Wim Wenders' movies. My personal fav was Wings of Desire and maybe Paris, Texas with Until the End of the World as seconds. I guess I don't have the attention span anymore. Something has to blow up or forgetaboutit.

The only Wenders film I have seen is Paris, Texas (several times). It's clear from his direction of that film alone that Wenders has a deep insight into the human condition and the heart and eye of an artist (I realize that Sam Shepard wrote it). I just checked, and sure enough, he is a painter.

EDIT for apostrophe abuse (poor little suckers)
Edited by Will2007 - 6/12/13 at 9:56am
post #600 of 601
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There was a while I was into Wim Wenders' movies. My personal fav was Wings of Desire and maybe Paris, Texas with Until the End of the World as seconds. I guess I don't have the attention span anymore. Something has to blow up or forgetaboutit.
Definitely need to be in the right head space.
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