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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 1:24:00 PM   
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Personally I think the TV show is a lot better than the movie...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 1:29:38 PM   
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Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti is pretty good. It's not the laugh riot the quotes on the box say it is but well worth seeing.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 3:00:53 PM   
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Personally I think the TV show is a lot better than the movie...

i aint saying the show aint better, im just saying the show has that kind of reputation that a lot of people are turned off before they give it a try.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 3:02:59 PM   
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this has to be the best thread on the forums, ive unearthed some fantastic stuff through here.

anyone ever thought about compiling an actual list?

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 3:10:54 PM   
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this has to be the best thread on the forums, ive unearthed some fantastic stuff through here.

anyone ever thought about compiling an actual list?
(giving credit to the forumite who suggested it obviously)



should ask the empire folks to compile it for a future edition of the mag

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 3:12:17 PM   
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quote:

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anyone ever thought about compiling an actual list?



You just did :)  on you go ;)

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 7/4/2010 4:32:39 PM   
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this has to be the best thread on the forums, ive unearthed some fantastic stuff through here.


I completely agree - thanks for all the recommendations, there are some really brilliant films that just get overlooked.

Adding to the thread:


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/4/2010 8:27:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Al Swearengen

anyone ever thought about compiling an actual list?



You just did :)  on you go ;)


haha, i was going to do it! i just thought maybe someone already had, which would save me the hassle.

when i get some free time, i might knock it up.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/4/2010 10:54:15 AM   
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i'll have this ^

what i expected to be a glossy/john hughes type teen drama with a sport theme, it in reality was a very gritty/serious movie that deals with the problems a lot of teens go through in a very realistic way. Ive read reviews that knock the cliche's found in the movie, and whilst i admit it aint perfect, it's a hardhitting teen drama that probably deserves a little more love than it gets.

Tom Cruise's cock though

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/4/2010 11:03:46 AM   
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After remembering Empire's pleading to have this film released R2 in any form I finnally watched Miracle Mile for the first time last night and it sailed up my most treasured films list with such ease I was left a little shell shocked. What a stunningly effective low budget thriller Miricle Mile is. How in the hell did this pass me by?

I was going to post Last Night too but I see that has already been posted.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/4/2010 11:12:42 AM   
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http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2699399&mpage=1&key=&NID=0#2699399

i started an official list, i stuck it in the lists forum. i'll add more as i get time, there's no real point in it, but it's a good list.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 13/4/2010 12:10:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Al Swearengen

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2699399&mpage=1&key=&NID=0#2699399

i started an official list, i stuck it in the lists forum. i'll add more as i get time, there's no real point in it, but it's a good list.



Nice one Al.  Means that I know where to go for suggestions when I get through the 400 odd titles in my LoveFilm queue

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 14/4/2010 5:06:43 AM   
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Fire in the Sky is such an interesting subjective subject (Alien Abduction). A gifted cast of non big namers, a well rounded scripted, fantastic cinemtography by Sam Raimi regular Bill Pope and heaps of atmosphere. The alien sequences are so believable there ingrained in my mind they absolutely scared the crap out of me.

Jennifer Eight - Iím surprised this one gets little to no attention. It would make my top 10 serial killers films.

A real hidden gem of a film would go to; Where's Marlowe?, Sometimes you come across a film you think nobody else has seen. My guess is, a lot of people probably haven't. The humour is on target, the acting is natural and it just feels so right.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 14/4/2010 5:15:15 AM   
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quote:

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After remembering Empire's pleading to have this film released R2 in any form I finnally watched Miracle Mile for the first time last night and it sailed up my most treasured films list with such ease I was left a little shell shocked. What a stunningly effective low budget thriller Miricle Mile is. How in the hell did this pass me by?

I was going to post Last Night too but I see that has already been posted.


I've seen this one twice it's an effective low budget apocalyptic yarn, no doubt. It's got quite the cult following. Funny enough a film directed by the same guy who did Miracle Mile also made another unsung film Cherry 2000.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/4/2010 4:23:59 PM   
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One of the best £3 I ever spent. Its unpolished, parts of it seem to be an early Mean Streets draft - but its in beautiful black and white, its got a good story, and some brilliant scenes.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/4/2010 11:51:59 PM   
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Ghosts of the civil dead. the most unrespected 10/10 film in the history of .....ever!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/5/2010 5:34:53 PM   
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No one I know has heard of this, but its got a great cast, good script - its one of those films which you just enjoy.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/5/2010 9:40:28 PM   
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thought it was called from beyond

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 17/5/2010 12:31:41 AM   
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I didn't go through all 32 pages of posts, so forgive me if it has already been mentioned, but for me, Primer is a film i buy for people to watch. One of the best time travel movies ever made.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 17/5/2010 7:30:05 AM   
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Originally entitled 'The Looters', this nifty little thriller stars Bill Paxton, Ice Cube, Ice-T and William Sadler. Nice score by Ry Cooder.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 12/7/2010 6:36:54 PM   
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Despite having a very dull opening credit sequence, this film is so so so good but no one I know has heard of it. Its a very dark comedy about the making of Nosferatu and whether Max Schrek is really a vampire. Brilliant performances, funny and creepy.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/7/2010 9:49:46 AM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 15/7/2010 10:39:30 AM   
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Kurt Russell's wife is abducted and held for ransom by a brilliantly devious JT Walsh. A taut road thriller.






Some friends stumble across the "if your college roomate commits suicide then you pass without having to sit exams" myth and hatch a plan. Matthew Lillard in fine psycho form.






(I think it might've been mentioned before but it's not on the list)
Jack Nicholson is a cop that's just retired but he makes a life pledge to a mother whose daughter has just been kidnapped and murdered to find the killer.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/7/2010 1:14:49 PM   
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I don't think this has been mentioned -
 Basically the only organised hooliganism film worth watching. .........oh, okay - you can have this one too -
 But definitely not Green Street.  Or The Firm.  Or The Football Factory.  In fact, frankly, Nick Love can go fuck himself.  Or Danny Dyer. 

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/7/2010 2:16:26 PM   
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I think it was Renny Harlin's US Debut.
I absolutely love this film.

What stands out is the performances of Lane Smith and Viggo Mortenson the latter already a master of "Don't just do something, stand there." and Tiny Lister is just quality.
Probably one of those rare Horror flicks where the performances enhance the gore.

Plus it's still for me the golden age of horror. (Or maybe there was no internet to avoid)




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/7/2010 11:04:58 AM   
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Baader Meinhof Complex.




Directed by Uli Edel who did Last Exit to Brooklyn and I think produced by some of the same people behind Downfall. If you know anything about the Baader Meinhof you'll know what it's about. If not, it's a quasi factual account/dramatisation of a revolutionary group in West Germany in the late 60's who turn to violence and terrorism to get their point across but in the process what it is they're supposed to be fighting gets muddied by their actions. Well worth a serious look. (only drawback are the subtitles on the DVD are too small!)

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/7/2010 1:05:43 PM   
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Baader Meinhof Complex.




Directed by Uli Edel who did Last Exit to Brooklyn and I think produced by some of the same people behind Downfall. If you know anything about the Baader Meinhof you'll know what it's about. If not, it's a quasi factual account/dramatisation of a revolutionary group in West Germany in the late 60's who turn to violence and terrorism to get their point across but in the process what it is they're supposed to be fighting gets muddied by their actions. Well worth a serious look. (only drawback are the subtitles on the DVD are too small!)



Along similar lines -
Some say it's Chabrol's worst film by far (they obviously haven't seen his later attempts at cinema), but it remains one of the most realistic kidnap films ever made.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/7/2010 1:19:42 PM   
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One even more similar lines, Fassbinder's excellent satire of the radical leftist groups, filmed two years after German Autumn.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/7/2010 1:24:36 PM   
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The Edukators is good too but I'm sure it's been mentioned.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 19/7/2010 9:43:35 PM   
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Some friends stumble across the "if your college roomate commits suicide then you pass without having to sit exams" myth and hatch a plan. Matthew Lillard in fine psycho form.


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Would have been my suggestion. Cracking slow burner, brilliant triple twist at the end, and it introduced us to "The Beer Hunter" drinking game. Classic.


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