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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/4/2007 10:22:39 PM   
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Are you endomorphs salivating yet?

Fast Fact: Endomorph is not a euphemism for 'sex-offender'. Egad!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/4/2007 10:47:15 PM   
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Maybe I wouldn't go so far as to call it a gem, but for some reason I love this extremely odd little film. It's a whimsical parody of early 1900s health treatments centering around the Kellogg company in Battle Creek, purveyor of 15 gallon yoghurt enemas. Its a great little look at life, death, sex and finding yourself, paradoxically in such a repressive atmosphere. Worth a chance, if not to everyones taste




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/4/2007 12:32:19 AM   
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Friday night at 12.35 on BBC1.


Godammit man, I was just gonna day that one, anyway a few of my favs that I think are a tad overlooked if not totally unknown:-








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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/4/2007 1:37:08 AM   
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Totally agree with Roxanne and Sneakers.


Really cleverly written, excellently performed black comedy. Based around Arliss' (Mitch Rouse) blind date with a girl called Jasmine (Janeane Garofalo) which takes an unexpected twist when it transpires she's determined to commit suicide. Features cameos from Bobcat Goldthwait, Margaret Cho and Stephen Malkmus, it's intimately filmed and has such a powerful ending.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/4/2007 3:21:39 PM   
Caster


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Lawn Dogs.  One of those films you forget how good it is but always look forward to when you learn it's on TV.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 21/4/2007 3:31:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Indiana Jones





haha! Here's the real cover...



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 22/4/2007 4:27:02 PM   
Caster


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No Good Deed was actually quite good.  Better than most heist dramas anyway, with a good performance by Milla Jovovich (you can see a pattern emerging can't you) and it was interesting that the main character stumbles upon the gang by chance and then really takes a backseat to the rest of the film.  Some of his escapes were rather clever, especially at the end.  Worth checking out if you like Samuel L.Jackson or Jovovich.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 23/4/2007 3:30:50 PM   
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From last year i would go with Junebug or something like Offside which both exceeded my expections.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 6:35:26 PM   
Mason Verger


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Tonight at 12.15on BBC1.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 6:48:26 PM   
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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter (Hudson) finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.

I loved this movie!!!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 7:13:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grunny



An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter (Hudson) finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.

I loved this movie!!!


this could be the worse movie cover i have ever seen.


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 9:31:45 PM   
Mycroft


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Its got John Heard in it though, can't be bad. 

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 9:39:47 PM   
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Some 80s goodness..







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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 9:43:35 PM   
Steves Face

 

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Star Wars: A New Hope

It's quite old but i hear it's actually quite good. Didn't get much attention at the time of release, i think this had something to do with it being overshadowed by the hugely popular birth of Samantha Morton.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 10:35:00 PM   
Grunny

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

quote:

ORIGINAL: Grunny



An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter (Hudson) finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay on the map. They end up staying longer than expected because of an accident that spilled an unknown cola ingredient all over the highway. They spend the next few days with the various residents of the town which include a teenage girl who loves to blow things up and a boy trying to keep alive his fathers dream of building a beachside resort in the middle of the desert.

I loved this movie!!!


this could be the worse movie cover i have ever seen.



I know it's horrid. But it's was a good off beat movie from what I can remember, but it's not on DVD in the UK and I can never be bothered to order from USA :(

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 10:51:15 PM   
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Kazuya- I haven't seen Blind Fury in years, used to love that film. Silver Bullet too but I watched that again recently

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 11:25:28 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

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Heart and Souls (1993)

Such a lovely film that unfairly went straight to video in the UK. It only just got released on dvd here last week!

Basically it's about 4 strangers who die in a bus accident in the 50's just as a baby is being born near the scene of the accident. Their spirits stay behind and have to stay very close to the baby. As he grows up, the boy,Thomas, is the only one who sees them but his parents start to think there is something wrong with him so the spirits decide to hide away so the kid can have a normal life. Flash forward to 1993 and now an adult, Thomas is a jaded man who has spent time in therapy. When they discover that they need to finish things that they started in 1959 in order to get into heaven, the spirits decide they need Thomas's help....

Heartwarming and funny with great performances, especially from Downey Jr.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 24/4/2007 11:41:17 PM   
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Oh, I bet it is, I will see it again at some point.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/4/2007 7:27:15 PM   
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The Wire is surely the best TV show ever broadcast in America. This claim isn't based on my having seen all the possible rivals for the title, but on the premise that no other program has ever done anything remotely like what this one does, namely to portray the social, political, and economic life of an American city with the scope, observational precision, and moral vision of great literature.

The Wire has never won an emmy? [It] deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/4/2007 9:11:34 PM   
Kazuya


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Vampire space-opera from Tobe Hooper..



Coal-black murder comedy from Raimi & The Coens..

 
Suspenseful racer flick with scifi-elements and a fuckin´ cool car, from the mind of John Carpenter..




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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/4/2007 11:30:05 PM   
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The Legend of 1900. A totally unsung masterpiece by Giuseppe Tornatore. Tim Roth has never been better! Plus you get a brilliant Ennio Morricone score and one of the most touching stories of friendship and humanity ever told. I dare you to watch it without shedding a single tear!



A warm, witty and constantly hilarious road movie from Bob Gale and Zemeckis! Oldman is a treat and even Cyclo- I mean James Marsden holds his own. Track it down, now!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 27/4/2007 11:57:24 PM   
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man, that film really rocks! When I saw it as a kid it fucking terrified me.
And I though that I was the only one!  Haven't read the book though, because Koontz can be such a drag sometimes. He is really the poor man's Stephen King.

As for a gem... for horror, find In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter's best (yes you read right), with Sam Neil, about the power of the imagination. Oh yes, and there are a lot of twisty slimy things in it. And an ending to die for.
Do I need to say literally?
Absolution is another brilliant little gem. I think it was with Richard Burton.
Have you seen Il Mostro (The Monster) with Roberto Benigni? Laughed so hard my eyes popped.
And that's pretty serious!


In The Mouth Of Madness is great! Loved that movie!






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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 28/4/2007 12:50:04 AM   
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Last of the Mohicans!!!!!!

More love, more love it deserves more love

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 29/4/2007 2:38:02 PM   
Mason Verger


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Monday at 11.45pm on BBC1.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 29/4/2007 2:59:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mason Verger



Monday at 11.45pm on BBC1.


A rare thing.  A quality remake.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/5/2007 1:06:25 AM   
Mason Verger


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Wednesday at 11.45pm on BBC1.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/5/2007 11:02:43 AM   
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The Gladiator - Boxing movie with Brian Denehey
Split Second - Ridiculous but fun monster movie with Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall
Breakdown - Kurt Russell truckers/chase movie
They Live - Roddy Piper, X-Ray spex - nuff sed
Nightmare on Elm St Part 2 - Best of the series by far
Kevin & Perry Go Large - So funny, i remember watching this 3 times in 1 day
Way of the Gun
Dog Soldiers - Love the bit when a guy throws a stick and shouts 'fetch' to the werewolf
The Decent
Say Anything - Not sure if this would count as 'unsung'
The Sure Thing - see above


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/5/2007 11:24:21 AM   
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Great direction by Lee, superb performance by Denzel and an amazing score by someone I cant remember.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/5/2007 6:44:46 PM   
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John Dahl's Red Rock West, Ridley Scott's Someone to Watch Over Me, Thomas Jane crime flick 'Stander'.

and another vote for Split Second with Rutger Hauer - we need big F***ing Guns!! 

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/5/2007 9:40:02 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

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Nightmare on Elm St Part 2 - Best of the series by far


I'm sorry, but whaaaaaaaat? I think it's the worst of the series, one being the best, 3 and New Nightmare close behind. You are entitled to your opinion, I was just a bit shocked by that

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