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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 9:09:02 AM   
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The poster pains me.

It should be "There're still six hours left", 'six' being plural.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 9:13:31 AM   
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I'd say The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is quite unsung theses days.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 9:16:21 AM   
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I'd say The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is quite unsung theses days.



My wife loves that film.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 9:26:42 AM   
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I'd say The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is quite unsung theses days.



My wife loves that film.



My missus insisted i watch it with her and i really liked it. Didn't have a choice anyway as Mrs. Spleen is the boss but i though it was a great film.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 11:10:33 AM   
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seeings that ive already mentioned this once in a thread today, i'll add it here because i thought it was excellent.



it's new, and perhaps for it to be in the undersung gem thread is a bit premature. but this movie is already not getting the due it deserves, see it.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:33:44 PM   
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seeings that ive already mentioned this once in a thread today, i'll add it here because i thought it was excellent.



it's new, and perhaps for it to be in the undersung gem thread is a bit premature. but this movie is already not getting the due it deserves, see it.



Didn't realise Sam Rockwell was in that. May have to check it out now.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:44:44 PM   
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ED WOOD: Doesn't get half the recognition Burton's other stuff did.


I always assumed that this got loads of appreciation and was well known as one of Burton and Depp's best. Turns out I was wrong. I found out a while ago a semi-hardcore Burton fan never saw it and was unaware of what it was about


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BEST OF THE BEST: It's awesome.

Really?

If that's get a plug then this deserves one too:




Decent standard-action fare made in the same vein as all of those 80's films. Made just before Crow I think.


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HOSTAGE: Bruce Willis' best effort in a while.



I don't know. It was made around the same time as 16Blocks and that's a bloody great film. Richard "Lethal Weapon" Donner and Bruce "Die Hard" Willis make a self-aware slightly cliched actioner about a washed up cop regaining his conscience...  I'd give 16 Blocks a mention over Hostage.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:48:46 PM   
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ED WOOD: Doesn't get half the recognition Burton's other stuff did.

I always assumed that this got loads of appreciation and was well known as one of Burton and Depp's best. Turns out I was wrong. I found out a while ago a semi-hardcore Burton fan never saw it and was unaware of what it was about


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BEST OF THE BEST: It's awesome.

Really?

If that's get a plug then this deserves one too:




Decent standard-action fare made in the same vein as all of those 80's films. Made just before Crow I think.


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HOSTAGE: Bruce Willis' best effort in a while.



I don't know. It was made around the same time as 16Blocks and that's a bloody great film. Richard "Lethal Weapon" Donner and Bruce "Die Hard" Willis make a self-aware slightly cliched actioner about a washed up cop regaining his conscience...  I'd give 16 Blocks a mention over Hostage.



Love 16 Blocks, just felt Hostage wasn't as bad as some people made out in that it was a typical Bruce Willis film etc. I like them both alot actually. May have to check out that Brandon Lee flick.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:52:24 PM   
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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.


I second this one. I think Coppola summed it up as "Camus for kids". Some might miss the philosophical angle though. Rourke is bloody amazing in it - cool as fuck.

"If you're going to lead people, you need somewhere to go".


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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.



Yep. Required viewing for any aspiring actor along the Pacino line of work as well as for any fan of Pacino's work in general. Coppola saw him in this and cast him Godfather straight away. (I think , at least that's how I think it went down).


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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.



You saw it for sale at 2 and you think that's an insult?

Fopp get in 100s of films each year of varying quality and are able to sell them as cheap as 2-5. I think it's great. The price tag is no comment on the quality of a film at all. DVD production costs are absolutely rock bottom. We SHOULD be able to get great films for less than minimum wage! It's a good thing, not a bad thing.

I got the Matrix/Re-Visitied special edition slipcase set in there for 1 before. They had literally hundreds of them in stock. HMV  (who own Fopp) were selling them for 2. Fopp's great. Nothing wrong with getting a good deal on great films. Really like.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 3:54:52 PM   
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I'd say The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is quite unsung theses days.



I remember when I was younger my parents rented that, Single White Female and Malice in the space of abuot a week. Maybe one of my parents were planning on killing the other in a murder/thriller inspired conspiracy or something

There's a lot of films like them from the 90s that diserve reappraisal.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 4:33:42 PM   
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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?



Only on Region 1 I think.

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The poster pains me.

It should be "There're still six hours left", 'six' being plural.


*cough*
Nazi *cough*

I actually didn't notice that. But what do you expect, it's Canadian.....

::runs away::




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/3/2010 6:13:30 PM   
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I love this film and have actually lost my copy :( Awesome directorial debut from George Clooney though, and Sam Rockwell is as great as ever! I'm surprised this film doesn't get more love!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/3/2010 12:15:26 AM   
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I don't know if they've been mentioned but these are some of my favourites ...

Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man
Truck Turner
Mutronics
Monster Squad
The Independent

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/3/2010 12:26:12 AM   
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I might take some flack for this one but I enjoyed it:




It's not a masterpiece but it's well worth watching if it's on the telly. Many people will probably try to steer you away from it saying it's the trio's worst outing but nah, I enjoyed it   Matthau plays a hitman trying to carry out a job and Lemmon is staying in the hotel room next door and is trying to kill himself all the while disturbing Matthau at every turn.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 17/3/2010 12:05:31 AM   
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I'd say The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is quite unsung theses days.



I remember when I was younger my parents rented that, Single White Female and Malice in the space of abuot a week. Maybe one of my parents were planning on killing the other in a murder/thriller inspired conspiracy or something

There's a lot of films like them from the 90s that diserve reappraisal.



Love all those movies! There are a good few of those 90's thrillers that should be reappraised - Guilty as Sin and Pacific Heights being another two underrated gems.

I'd also put forward this one:



The true story of country star Gram Parsons final journey after his death in '73, made by his manager Phil Kaufman following a pact they made together.
Great performances by all concerned, though I never hear it mentioned, nor have I ever seen it on sale anywhere.

Well worth checking out.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/3/2010 9:42:26 PM   
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I know its not really unsung, as it was got a lot of critical praise, but Son of Rambow springs to mind. Its incredibly acted, its genuinely funny and touching, and I think not enough people saw it.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/3/2010 9:46:17 PM   
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I know its not really unsung, as it was got a lot of critical praise, but Son of Rambow springs to mind. Its incredibly acted, its genuinely funny and touching, and I think not enough people saw it.



Great film, I was almost in tears at the end.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/3/2010 10:42:44 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 25/3/2010 4:39:47 AM   
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One of my all-time favourite movies. Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro are the coolest losers ever. Kind of puts you off pineapple though.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/3/2010 6:59:05 PM   
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*SPOILERS*

The trailer for this one makes it look like a cheap Kick Ass, but in reality it is a touching and tragic black comedy about an inspirational individual with mental problems. Worth watching.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/3/2010 7:30:32 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/3/2010 7:50:18 PM   
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One of my all-time favourite movies. Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro are the coolest losers ever. Kind of puts you off pineapple though.

Unsung? I dunno about that...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 29/3/2010 5:10:38 PM   
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Carpenters unsung hit.




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/3/2010 7:23:52 PM   
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A lovely, funny and thought provoking British number from Sean Ellis, 2006. A feature length adaptation from his own 2004 short.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 1/4/2010 8:18:54 PM   
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Yes! Saw this on TCM some time last year. It was a great film.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/4/2010 10:42:17 PM   
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I have heard that from multiple sources. Definitely got to check it out.

What's funny is I remember seeing it at the video store after it came out on dvd and laughing my ass off.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 4/4/2010 3:50:38 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/4/2010 1:26:37 PM   
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Unfairly bashed at the time of its release, this film truly deserves an audience.

Even more entertaining and fun to watch than Stallone's other collaboration with Renny Harlin, Cliffhanger.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/4/2010 12:54:38 AM   
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Criminally overlooked. Harlin for the most part is shit , but give him his due here along with a great script and dialogue from Mr Black.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 6/4/2010 9:20:12 AM   
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not so much an unsung gem because the film has a massive fanbase, just something i feel is underappreciated by general film fans. Stargate in my opinion sits alongside Star Wars as one of the best action-adventure sci-fi movies ever.

the tv show probably hurt the movies reputation, not that the tv show isn't good, it's just the show has kind of got tagged along with Star Trek in the 'geek' realm, thus general films fans turn their noses up at this before giving it a chance. Same thing has happened with the new Star Trek movie, i know lots of people who flat out refuse to watch it because of the tv show.

Close Mindedness is a sad thing :(

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