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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/6/2009 11:44:36 PM   
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I would like to recommend Glory Daze w/ Ben Affleck and also post a picture...but since I'm new here I can't figure out how to do that...anyway, it's is an unrealised gem w/ a bunch of future heavy hitters like French Stewart and the fat guy from Raiders...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/6/2009 11:38:38 AM   
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DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW is pretty good if you can get your hands on it. a made for TV 80s horror film which not only delivers on the scares but has a really heartbreaking ending....



the following TV movies are also great...

chilling 70s horror...

excellent 70s astronautical conspiracy theory film...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/6/2009 7:29:28 PM   
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Hope and Glory! I love the film, and it's on ITV3 tonight at 9pm so I suggest you all try watch it.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 22/6/2009 9:16:10 AM   
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Absolutly loved this movie, i never saw it comming.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 22/6/2009 1:11:05 PM   
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Hmmm...

Brick & Rope...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 29/6/2009 1:08:34 PM   
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Saw the end of this on Fiver last night. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and watched it out of morbid curiosity. It's actually really well made and I was surprised how many things I remembered from it: Joe Pesci, the number counters on the guns, Jacko turning into a car, a robot and a jet. Makes absolutely no sense, especially to a kid, but it's oddly watchable. I could've sworn John Landis or Richard Donner directed it, but it was several people I've never heard of.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 29/6/2009 6:42:31 PM   
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Moonwalker has shot to number 1 in all the DVD sales charts apparently.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/6/2009 1:39:38 AM   
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Saw the end of this on Fiver last night. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and watched it out of morbid curiosity. It's actually really well made and I was surprised how many things I remembered from it: Joe Pesci, the number counters on the guns, Jacko turning into a car, a robot and a jet. Makes absolutely no sense, especially to a kid, but it's oddly watchable. I could've sworn John Landis or Richard Donner directed it, but it was several people I've never heard of.


Hated this film as a kid and still do now. I just wanted to watch all his music videos and i got some really surreal crap instead.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/6/2009 9:29:18 AM   
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It is not a good film... it's just the 'wow, he's dead, let's buy his stuff' mentality that pervades our celebrity-addled culture.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/6/2009 8:23:10 PM   
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I'm shocked at the negative reviews I've found after watching it, but that's stupid yanks for you. It's a great, twisty little sci-fi movie that has great characters. If you're expecting an action filled X-Men movie then you'll be disappointed, which is exactly how they marketed it. It's smarter than that. Think The Usual Suspects if they had psychic powers.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/6/2009 9:02:57 PM   
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It is not a good film... it's just the 'wow, he's dead, let's buy his stuff' mentality that pervades our celebrity-addled culture.


Well most don't realise how good they've got it until it's gone.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/7/2009 11:49:49 AM   
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picked this up for 3 in ASDA on the strength of the cast (seriously goto ASDA, they have hundreds of films for 2-3, it aint the usualy cheap section affairs either, there's loads of hidden gems to be found).

This was a fairly ludicrous film riding off the back of Saw's success but for a straight to dvd movie this was very good. If you liked Saw, Untraceable etc. i recommend this, it'll be your kind of thing.

Enjoyed :)

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 23/7/2009 10:08:17 PM   
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Swingers.

A young Vince Vaughan and Jon Favreaux in a comedy "bromance". Some classic lines. Vegas, baby.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/7/2009 2:00:50 PM   
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There's a great, early Peter Weir film called 'The Plumber.' It's basically about a psychotic plumber who won't finish the work in a couple's house.

Also, the original 'The Stepfather' with Terry O'Quinn is great with a top, top central performance. Leaves me a bit worried about the remake though...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/9/2009 10:08:10 PM   
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Watched this the other day. A very good and touching film, with one scene in particular that made me well up

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/10/2009 1:08:09 AM   
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the 2nd Jesse Stone movie i've seen. Perfect made for tv movies, these are the kind of things you'd find flicking around the dials at 11.30pm and just get sucked into. Basic police drama's with solid acting and a great turn by Selleck as Stone.

Worthy of your time.




I'll second this but I've not actually seen it, yet.

I've seen this one :



These are very good for what they are. What they are is made-for-TV adaptations of a series of novels in which Selleck plays the cliche hard ass, alcoholic, divorced, broken down brilliant cop. It may seem a bit silly buying these or even renting them as they're best enjoyed when you get "sucked in" while surfing through the channels.

Damn worth a look anyway. The production values and support cast as well as directing really is top notch. A million galaxies away from anything Brian Denehey was in in  the 90s (well, with regard to these kinda "serial" cop dramas).

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 22/10/2009 10:03:23 AM   
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Prime Cut with Lee Marvin, Warren Oates, Gene Hackman a surprisingly lovely Sissy Spacek I like,



Big Wednesday



Newer, The Insider never go the credit it deserved



Coppola



You know it's true. JACKS THE MAN



So SHIT its GOOD



The Keep





Soylent Greem Really Pertinent to todays world. Should be remade NOW.



Outland




I would have put Capricorn One in this too but someone else was thinking the same.

I know these aren't straight to videos and may have been successful but over the years I think they haven't been given their due. I have more too, I just need to rake through me thousands of videos and I'll be back.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 22/10/2009 4:20:37 PM   
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again, not sure how 'unsung' it is, but i hadnt heard anything about it before a friend said 'watch this, you'll like it'



(after watching it i kinda fell in love with marketa irglovas character)


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/11/2009 12:56:23 PM   
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again...dunno how 'un-sung' it is, i'd never heard of it



very funny film


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 23/11/2009 11:11:34 AM   
shandyman


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This :

William Petersen - "intense", Willem Defoe "intense" and "creepy", Daphne from Frazier "bats for both teams". Great car chase and one of the best OSTs ever from Wang Chung.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 23/11/2009 10:05:02 PM   
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Fantastic film all around. It also holds one of Bernard Herrmann's finest (and final) scores, in case you're a fan.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 23/11/2009 11:28:39 PM   
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Was browsing through my soundtracks and I came accross a little unknown movie that is, in my books, excellent

The Red Violin

Can anyone recommend a relatively unknown gem of a movie. It doesn't have to be modern but so long as its good !. I am tad fed up of seeing the same Hollywood formula and would like to be surprised by your recommendations


Tell no one, cypher, the dancer upstairs, V for vendetta and last winter. tell no one is a brilliant thriller with two very scary hitmen. Cypher is in the same mould as total recall and paycheck.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/11/2009 1:54:57 PM   
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Great film. Watched this on a plane and ddn't expect much, but was a great 2 hours!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 25/11/2009 12:39:29 PM   
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A very sweet uplifting film.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/11/2009 10:50:12 PM   
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Half man, Half ant, Mant!

Great 70s thriller starring George Segal

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Suprisingly creepy adaption from Disney with a great performance by Jonathan Price




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/11/2009 11:05:47 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/11/2009 1:29:24 PM   
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Has this been mentioned...?



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/11/2009 4:49:32 PM   
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Has this been mentioned...?




Is that like American Kes?!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/11/2009 4:59:08 PM   
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Has this been mentioned...?




Is that like American Kes?!






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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/11/2009 9:59:18 PM   
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