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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 1/12/2009 10:32:06 AM   
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Is it too early to mention Observe and Report on this thread??

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 1/12/2009 12:49:53 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/2/2010 1:05:26 PM   
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Thought crimes- low budget scifi film pairs a telepath with a fbi agent, played by that guy from stargate,the replacement jack,  who have to foil an assassaination attempt- . seen this a couple of times still think it is as good as the first time i saw it. Solid 4 star film

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/2/2010 6:09:00 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/2/2010 5:03:32 AM   
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But also, how about Beautiful Girls. Absolute modern masterpiece that nobody I know has seen.


love that film. i can't help but think the title throws people off a little.

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Jesus' Son - bought this on a whim. It's one of my favourite films. Billy Crudup and Samatha Morton in 70's tale of disconnected people.


yes! if you haven't already then read the book it's based on by Denis Johnson. some of the most beautiful sentences you'll ever come across. it's a great adaptation, pretty faithful. *SPOILERS* love the scene with the mennonite woman. and the surgery scene lol!*END SPOILERS*

it's not aged all that well but it's worth a watch, a curious oddity with Brendan Fraser, Viggo Mortesen and Ashley Judd -



i also seem to remember Trees Lounge directed by and starring Steve Buscemi being pretty good in a nothing much happens kinda way.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/2/2010 6:07:39 AM   
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apologies for the double post but duh! how could i forget (given my username 'n all) -

 

flawless adaption of a short story by...Haruki Murakami, need i say more? bizarrely, it's been largely overlooked.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 18/2/2010 11:10:54 PM   
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Funny as hell!


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 4/3/2010 10:21:19 PM   
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very cool b-movie horror...it's basically a 'trapped in a building' horror, similar kind of set up to things you will have seen, but if you like horror it's worth your time.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/3/2010 7:53:48 AM   
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Nearly as funny as Airplane, but nowhere near as famous. It's . . .



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Deep Cover with Jeff Goldblum and Laurence Fishburne is a great little known movie

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/3/2010 4:38:43 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/3/2010 4:57:57 PM   
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Funny as hell!




I know this was posted a while ago but

Gets better with every viewing.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/3/2010 12:00:07 PM   
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Apologies if any already mentioned here:

WILLARD: The remake that wasn't too bad, i thought it was good anyway.
NURSE BETTY: Renee's best performance.
ED WOOD: Doesn't get half the recognition Burton's other stuff did.
SUMMER SCHOOL: Gret 80's comedy with Kirsty Alley.
CHERRY 2000: A guy has sex with a robot.
ROBOT JOCKS: Loved it as a kid.
ANGUS: 90's comedy with James Van Der Beek.
BRAIN DEAD: Genius.
BEST OF THE BEST: It's awesome.
DEAD MAN: Johnny Depp's best.
CRY BABY: Johnny Depp's third or fourth best.
HOSTAGE: Bruce Willis' best effort in a while.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/3/2010 1:58:04 PM   
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Divorcing Jack - Brilliant adaptation of equally brilliant Colin Bateman novel starring David Thewlis as pisshead Belfast journo Dan Starkey.
Kiss Or Kill - Aussie lovers on the run caper with a truly shocking opening scene
Cutter's Way - Jeff Bridges in paranoid conspiracy thriller.
One False Move - Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton in clever, dark, funny examination of deep south race relations wrapped up as a murky drug thriller. Also has a truly shocking opening scene.
11.14 - Murder, mutilation, and Patrick Swayze in a twisty-turny several-interconnected-stories-converging-messily kind of thing.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/3/2010 8:25:53 PM   
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Also Death To Smoochy. Very underrated.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/3/2010 8:29:41 PM   
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Ashes and Diamonds - Polish post war gem
Battle of Algiers - hard boiled post-colonialist drama (perhaps not unsung in its day, but worth mentioning if you haven't seen it)
Looking for Eric - better than it sounds
Baader Meinhoff Complex - eye opening biopic



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/3/2010 11:51:26 PM   
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ROBOT JOCKS: Loved it as a kid.



very dangerous film to re-watch, memories of that film are vastly different to the actual film
i loved it as a kid, big bad ass bots kicked seven shades of shit outta each other, saw a little clip of it on youtube the other day, i almost wept at how my memory had betrayed me, its not even almost close to how good i remember it being!


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/3/2010 4:50:18 AM   
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Aye, Robot Jox hasn't aged well at all, though it still holds a place in my heart in the same file (they were mint at the time but look kind of rubbish now) as Reanimator, The Exterminator and The Stepfather. And anything else that ends in 'er' or 'or'.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/3/2010 10:38:20 AM   
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Thanks for the tip guys maybe i should leve it be as an awesome memory.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/3/2010 10:59:48 AM   
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Aye, Robot Jox hasn't aged well at all, though it still holds a place inmy heart in the same file(they were mint at the time but look kind of rubbish now) as Reanimator, The Exterminator and The Stepfather. And anything else that ends in 'er' or 'or'.



Hey! RE-ANIMATOR STILL ROCKS!!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 10/3/2010 12:57:12 PM   
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Finding Forrestor!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 10/3/2010 1:16:27 PM   
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Funny as hell!




I know this was posted a while ago but

Gets better with every viewing.


The flashdance sequence is brilliant; pity it's pipped by the one Bret does in Flight of the Conchords...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 10/3/2010 2:36:44 PM   
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The Castle...a great aussie film

The Inhabited Island and The Inhabited Island - Final Battle

House of Games

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 10/3/2010 5:01:47 PM   
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The 4 hour + version, of course.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/3/2010 11:37:13 AM   
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I absoloutly love this little movie here. Typical Hollywood ghostly comedy, kinda redone with Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town, but this is far better and has some wonderful performances from the leads,  but strangely it went straight to video in the UK.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/3/2010 11:14:00 PM   
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Bingo, I saw this at the London Film Festival back in 2005 and thought it was a great film, saw it on sale in Fopp yesterday for 2 and seeing the films going for 7 or 8 times on the shelf next to it thought it was an insult to be honest.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 14/3/2010 11:45:23 AM   
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Recently reliving some of the films of my youth. Yahoo Serious is an awful actor and it is a strange little comedy but it is also great fun (a shame the other two films he has made were progressively worse although Reckless Kelly was decent enough but Me Accident was truly dire to the point of being one of the worst films I have ever seen).

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 14/3/2010 1:34:03 PM   
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Completely agree with My Beautiful Laundrette, Swimming With Sharks and Diner

the Panic in Needle Park - a young Al Pacino as a heroin addict. Its very bleak, incredibly believable performances, very truthful - its more like a documentary than a film.

Dirty Pretty Things - I rented this out because it has Chiwetel Ejiofor in, who in my book can do no wrong, and I really enjoyed it. Its about immigrants in London, and its very overlooked.

The Commitments - it might not count as unsung - but I recommend it to anyone who likes their films to have a lot of swearing and an incredible soundtrack.

Dick Tracy - One of the best family films I've ever seen. It looks right, the cast are brilliant, the soundtrack is great.
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The Emperor's New Groove - priceless.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 14/3/2010 7:28:00 PM   
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Funny as hell!




I know this was posted a while ago but

Gets better with every viewing.


The flashdance sequence is brilliant; pity it's pipped by the one Bret does in Flight of the Conchords...


I love this film. It's so daft, and doesn't take itself seriously at all. The cast are brilliant.



I think Rumble Fish is an unsung gem (may have been mentioned, but I aint trawling through 30 pages!).

Great movie about some young small town punks who don't know any better than the way they've been bought up. Great soundtrack by Stuart Copeland too.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:12:00 AM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 8:37:19 AM   
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What a great film.  I went along to a triple bill near the end of 1999 where we saw this, Strange Days and End of Days.  Can you still buy it?


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