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Frazod
10-24-2005, 05:57 PM
The Batman thread got me thinking about this. When I was in Missouri last weekend, I saw a movie called Equilibrium on DVD at a friend's house. Never heard of it, right? Neither had I. Well, this movie, which was released in 2002, stars Christian Bale (Batman), Sean Bean (LOTR) and Angus McFayden (Robert the Bruce from Braveheart), and is one of the better movies I've ever seen. Part Matrix, part Logan's Run, with a little Blade Runner and a dash of Fahrenheit 451 (and even a little Kill Bill swordplay at the end), this movie may not be terrribly original, but it ROCKS, with dazzling action sequences and great dramatic performances. I really don't want to give anything away, but suffice to say if you haven't seen it, you should. Blockbuster has it, you can buy at on Amazon, and if you get really lucky you might be able to find it at Best Buy. I instantly bought it when I found it. IMO, it's BETTER than Batman Begins.

This movie got two thumbs up from Ebert and Roeper, and I'm assuming it got good reviews from other critics as well. How this wasn't a multi-million dollar summer blockbuster I can't imagine. I also can't imagine how the motion picture industry will activly pimp crap like Bewitched and then sweep great movies like this under the rug (and then bitch about not making enough money).

Anyway, I thought perhaps some of you might know of some other unknown, unseen diamonds in the rough out there that never got the marketing they deserved. Any contributions/recommendations (other than DONNIE F#CKING DARKO :grr: ) will be appreciated.

|Zach|
10-24-2005, 06:00 PM
Me And You And Everyone We Know.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 06:01 PM
The Human Stain

jAZ
10-24-2005, 06:02 PM
Me And You And Everyone We Know.
See it if for no other reason than to learn what this means...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=127391

;)

|Zach|
10-24-2005, 06:03 PM
Buffalo '66

jAZ
10-24-2005, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Frazod... I've added it to my NetFlix Queue.

Have you seen "Cube"?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6305238065/104-7708485-5382313?v=glance&n=130&n=507846&s=dvd&v=glance

Frazod
10-24-2005, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Frazod... I've added it to my NetFlix Queue.

Have you seen "Cube"?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6305238065/104-7708485-5382313?v=glance&n=130&n=507846&s=dvd&v=glance

That sounds interesting.

oaklandhater
10-24-2005, 06:10 PM
Comdey Detroit rock city, The Ref, Dazed and Confused, Election,

Action/sci fi Dark city, Equilibrium, Gattaca, Screamers, Sphere,
City of the lost children,

oaklandhater
10-24-2005, 06:11 PM
The Human Stain


Just rented that a few nights ago Very Overlooked movie.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 06:12 PM
Just rented that a few nights ago Very Overlooked movie.

Yep, I can't believe I had never heard of it. It's actually based on a book by the same name.

Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris. Great cast.

jAZ
10-24-2005, 06:14 PM
Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris. Great cast.
No kidding.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:15 PM
Jerry & Tom(a great dark comedy about a couple of hitmen starring Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell)

Clay Pigeons(another dark comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Juaquin Phoenix)

Crossing The Bridge(a good drama about coming of age,based on a true story written by Mike Binder)

Thief(one of Michael Mann's early movies starring James Caan,haven't met alot of people who've heard of it)

At Close Range(another older movie based on a true story,if you're a Christopher Walken fan this is a must see.)

Enjoy.

jAZ
10-24-2005, 06:16 PM
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000A3DFV8?v=glance

ChiefsFan4Life
10-24-2005, 06:17 PM
Boondock Saints

KcMizzou
10-24-2005, 06:17 PM
I really liked "Equilibrium" too. A buddy brought it over on DVD once. (I'd never heard of it either)

Spicy McHaggis
10-24-2005, 06:18 PM
Layer Cake, I've been meaning to see that ever since I heard it was released as I'm a big fan of Lock, Stock.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 06:18 PM
The part that really touches me in Equilibrium is the part with the puppy.

I enjoyed it but I thought it was a total ripoff of a few other films.

KcMizzou
10-24-2005, 06:20 PM
Dark CityAnother really good one.

meStevo
10-24-2005, 06:21 PM
Hard Eight. Sam Jackson, Gwenneth Paltrow, and others.

Kinda artsy, but mostly unheard of. Writer/Director Paul Thomas Anderson's first movie, also goes by Sydney. He's the director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:24 PM
Hard Eight. Sam Jackson, Gwenneth Paltrow, and others.

Kinda artsy, but mostly unheard of. Writer/Director Paul Thomas Anderson's first movie, also goes by Sydney. He's the director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

Good call.

GoTrav
10-24-2005, 06:25 PM
watched and enjoyed Eulogy recently after I watched everything at Blockbuster already with my movie pass. Boiler Room is good too; not sure how widely popular it was.

SLAG
10-24-2005, 06:27 PM
Boondock Saints


Excellent Flick....


I would like to Add a few..


Eraserhead .

Lost Highway

GoTrav
10-24-2005, 06:27 PM
Another really good one.

like Dark City too. I'm actually a fan of the Pitch Black series too. Both were better than expected IMO.

KcMizzou
10-24-2005, 06:33 PM
like Dark City too.Seems Ebert did too.

"``Dark City'' by Alex Proyas (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/classifieds?category=search1&SearchType=1&q=Alex%20Proyas&Class=%25&FromDate=19150101&ToDate=20051231) is a great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like ``Metropolis'' and ``2001: A Space Odyssey.'' If it is true, as the German director <A href="http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/classifieds?category=search1&SearchType=1&q=Werner%20Herzog&Class=%25&FromDate=19150101&ToDate=20051231">Werner Herzog (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/classifieds?category=search1&SearchType=1&q=Werner%20Herzog&Class=%25&FromDate=19150101&ToDate=20051231) believes, that we live in an age starved of new images, then ``Dark City'' is a film to nourish us. Not a story so much as an experience, it is a triumph of art direction, set design, cinematography, special effects--and imagination."


http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980227/REVIEWS/802270304/1023

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:33 PM
The Salton Sea with Val Kilmer is another.

BigOlChiefsfan
10-24-2005, 06:35 PM
A couple:

The Duelists - Ridley Scott's first film

Miller's Crossing

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 06:35 PM
Liquid Sky - A drama tributed to the punk era. One of the lead roles played both male and female. Aliens feed of the high of heroin addicts and the orgasms of the lead character. It sounds odd and creepy, and it is. Strangest film that I ever enjoyed watching.

Emperor of the North - Borgnine and Marvin both at their best. Marvin is a #1 during the Depression, someone who is in charge of removing hobos from trains. He takes great pleasure in hurting the hobos as much as possible before usually killing them. One of the best fight scenes I have ever seen in a movie.

Devils at the Doorstep - This one amazes me how little it has been seen. It was second place at Cannes and the Chinese government has actually banned the director for making films since the release of this one in 2000. In 1944 a Japanese captured village in China hides a Chinese war veteran and his Japanese prisoner against their will. It is gritty and the ending is one of the most climatic I have ever seen in a film.

Miles
10-24-2005, 06:36 PM
Welcome to Collinwood - (Dark comedy that reminded me of a little of the Coen brothers films. Stars two of my favorites William H. Macy and Sam Rockwell.)

The Cooler - (another fairly unknown black comedy with William H. Macy. Starts out a bit slow but picks up quite a bit. Alec Baldwin does a great job of playing the sleezy casino boss)

The Long Good Friday (Excellent British gangster flick with Bob Hoskins.)

The Hit (sort of a British gangster flick starring John Hurt, Terrance Stamp and Tim Roth. A little on the slow side though.)

Stander (South African crime drama based on a the story of a 70's police officer turned bank robber)

Blood Simple (Coen Brothers first film. Less of a black comedy than their later ones but its a somewhat complex movie that fits together perfectly.)

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 06:37 PM
Jerry & Tom(a great dark comedy about a couple of hitmen starring Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell)

Clay Pigeons(another dark comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Juaquin Phoenix)

Crossing The Bridge(a good drama about coming of age,based on a true story written by Mike Binder)

Thief(one of Michael Mann's early movies starring James Caan,haven't met alot of people who've heard of it)

At Close Range(another older movie based on a true story,if you're a Christopher Walken fan this is a must see.)

Enjoy.
Loved Thief. I saw it on the big screen and became an instant Caan fan.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:38 PM
Emperor of the North - Borgnine and Marvin both at their best. Marvin is a #1 during the Depression, someone who is in charge of removing hobos from trains. He takes great pleasure in hurting the hobos as much as possible before usually killing them. One of the best fight scenes I have ever seen in a movie.




You rock,Russ!

Great movie.

GoTrav
10-24-2005, 06:38 PM
best ever is Midnight Run...finally available on DVD too. That movie cracks my a$s up. Johnny Dangerously is also an oldie but a goodie. You far....g...in ice....holes

ENDelt260
10-24-2005, 06:39 PM
Jerry & Tom(a great dark comedy about a couple of hitmen starring Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell)

That sounds pretty sweet.

Miles
10-24-2005, 06:40 PM
The Salton Sea with Val Kilmer is another.

Great call on that one.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:41 PM
That sounds pretty sweet.

Let me know if you get to see it,I have a feeling you are going to love it.

ENDelt260
10-24-2005, 06:41 PM
Johnny Dangerously is also an oldie but a goodie. You far....g...in ice....holes

With theme music by Weird Al!

meStevo
10-24-2005, 06:41 PM
Equilibrium was introduced to me by my GF... like the OP, i dont understand how I've never heard of it, or why it did not make millions. Searches show that in its peak it was on only like 300 screens and made just over 5mil worldwide, with an estimated budget of $20m.

Other (kinda dorky) contributions:

The Last Unicorn (Voices of Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow)
- /duck... CGI remake been in the works for years tho. Uber cartoon from my childhood.

The Rainmaker (Matt Damon, Danny Devito)
- love it, could watch it over and over. Hard as hell to find for sale though.

Dave (Kevin Klein, Sigourney Weaver)
The American President (Michael Douglas, Annette Benning)
- Just watched a good episode of The West Wing last night, had to re-watch them both today.

CosmicPal
10-24-2005, 06:42 PM
The Cooler - (another fairly unknown black comedy with William H. Macy. Starts out a bit slow but picks up quite a bit. Alec Baldwin does a great job of playing the sleezy casino boss)



Good film. I saw that a couple of months ago for the first time. Both Macy and Baldwin were good.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 06:43 PM
Dave (Kevin Klein, Sigourney Weaver)
The American President (Michael Douglas, Annette Benning)


Ooh, yes. That was on the other night, I love it.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Has anyone seen a recent movie called King Arthur?I just watched it yesterday morning before football and was thoroughly entertained and impressed.

It's supposedly based on the real Knights which actually lived 1000 years before the legend as we all know it.

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 06:44 PM
You rock,Russ!

Great movie.
Joe, If you haven't seen it, check out Brotherhood of the Wolf. Great foreign action film with just enough horror to enjoy.

Miles
10-24-2005, 06:45 PM
That sounds pretty sweet.

I watched it a while back on Nzoner's reccomendation. Definitly worth checking out.

This also reminds me of another good, unknown Sam Rockwell flick. Box of Moonlight.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:45 PM
Joe, If you haven't seen it, check out Brotherhood of the Wolf. Great foreign action film with just enough horror to enjoy.

Seen it and liked it.

GoTrav
10-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Good film. I saw that a couple of months ago for the first time. Both Macy and Baldwin were good.


enjoyed it as well. Speaking of the Baldwins, Usual Suspects, which I never heard of until I rented it after it came out on VHS, IMO the best movie I never heard about back then...

CosmicPal
10-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Most of the films I've seen that you've never heard of would be foreign films. I love foreign films like Amelie and A Very Long Engagement.

There is one cult classic you guys may not have heard of and it's called A Night on Earth.

It's a few short stories of events taking place at the very same time on different points on Earth. A couple of these (the New York and Rome) are wickedly hilarious. The rest of the shorts can be rather uninteresting, but those two episodes are worth watching the film for.

Miles
10-24-2005, 06:46 PM
Joe, If you haven't seen it, check out Brotherhood of the Wolf. Great foreign action film with just enough horror to enjoy.

Yeah thats a really good one. Has some really solid action sequences to go along with the great but also bizzar storyline.

ENDelt260
10-24-2005, 06:47 PM
This also reminds me of another good, unknown Sam Rockwell flick. Box of Moonlight.

Saw that in a film class I took in college. First girl I dated in AZ had a bunch of movies laying around her house, and Box of Moonlight was in her collection. She'd never even watched it. I think she might've fallen asleep when I put it in. Chicks.

KcMizzou
10-24-2005, 06:48 PM
I dunno... does 'True Romance' qualify?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108399/

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 06:52 PM
* "Kenny and Company," early film by Don Coscarelli (of "Phantasm" and "Beastmaster" semi-fame). Made in 1976, perfectly captures what it was like to be 10-13 years old at that time.

* "Cutter's Way," Jeff Bridges mystery from 1981. Terrific acting.

* "Top Secret," by the guys who made "Airplane." It kind of gets lost in the shuffle between "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" movies. Their "Kentucky Fried Movie" is also good.

* "The Final Programme," (aka "The Last Days of Man on Earth"), based on Michael Moorcock novels. Totally wigged-out acid sci-fi.

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 06:52 PM
Yeah thats a really good one. Has some really solid action sequences to go along with the great but also bizzar storyline.
Samourais is from the same group of creators. They use all Asian actors and add a touch of scifi to the mix. I liked it as well.

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 06:53 PM
* "Kenny and Company," early film by Don Coscarelli (of "Phantasm" and "Beastmaster" semi-fame). Made in 1976, perfectly captures what it was like to be 10-13 years old at that time.

* "Cutter's Way," Jeff Bridges mystery from 1981. Terrific acting.

* "Top Secret," by the guys who made "Airplane." It kind of gets lost in the shuffle between "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" movies. Their "Kentucky Fried Movie" is also good.

* "The Final Programme," (aka "The Last Days of Man on Earth"), based on Michael Moorcock novels. Totally wigged-out acid sci-fi.
IMO, Val Kilmer was at his best in Top Secret giving out the constant one liners.

meStevo
10-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Boiler Room is great. Giovani Ribisi and Vin Deisel before he was Vin Deisel the super action guy. Really good movie, the cast just kinda flows.

Final Countdown. 80's movie where the USS Nimitz gets sucked back into the past with an opportunity to stop the Pearl Harbor attack. Sorry, another movie from my childhood. I am a dork.

Miles
10-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Samourais is from the same group of creators. They use all Asian actors and add a touch of scifi to the mix. I liked it as well.

Thanks, I will see if I can find it.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 06:55 PM
Another decent one I bit on awhile back that I'd never heard of was The Unsaid starring Andy Garcia

http://www.pigrecoemme.com/images/insala/the_unsaid.jpg

carlos3652
10-24-2005, 06:57 PM
Most of the films that I was thinking of have been mentioned... (Boondock Saints, Layered Cake - Which has the new Bond, The Cooler)

Some not mentioned that I enjoyed:

Swingers / Made (Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn)

Rushmore (Bill Murray)

Being John Malkovich

Just few...


EDIT: I would Highly recommend for people to check out these films (other than Layered Cake):

Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels
Snatch
Mean Machine
The Transporter

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 07:08 PM
Another often forgotten "sleeper": "My Bodyguard," with a young Matt Dillon and Adam Baldwin. Nice little movie.

Which for some reason reminds me of another: "Three O'Clock High," with Casey Siemaszko.

And here's another: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," early film by Robert Zemeckis about a group of teens trying to sneak into the Plaza Hotel in New York to see the Beatles in 1964 before their appearance on Ed Sullivan.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 07:10 PM
Almost forgot about "Elephant" which I saw the other day. It's kind of a retelling of the Columbine massacre, but it's in a different place. Very creepy.

jAZ
10-24-2005, 07:15 PM
Final Countdown. 80's movie where the USS Nimitz gets sucked back into the past with an opportunity to stop the Pearl Harbor attack. Sorry, another movie from my childhood. I am a dork.
I remember that one... good movie.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 07:16 PM
Another often forgotten "sleeper": "My Bodyguard," with a young Matt Dillon and Adam Baldwin. Nice little movie.

That was just on a couple of weeks ago,I had forgotten Ruth Gordon played the grandma,she was a classic.

Claynus
10-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Final Countdown. 80's movie where the USS Nimitz gets sucked back into the past with an opportunity to stop the Pearl Harbor attack. Sorry, another movie from my childhood. I am a dork.

Holy shit. I guess Star Trek ripped that off.

jAZ
10-24-2005, 07:18 PM
Almost forgot about "Elephant" which I saw the other day. It's kind of a retelling of the Columbine massacre, but it's in a different place. Very creepy.
I've got "Last Days" on its way from NetFlix...

Same kinda thing (fictionalized version of real life events by Gus Van Zant)... only about Kurt Cobain instead of Columbine.

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 07:19 PM
That was just on a couple of weeks ago,I had forgotten Ruth Gordon played the grandma,she was a classic.

Another that was just on, that I seem to never get tired of watching, is "The Falcon and the Snowman." Maybe not "unheard of," but ...

KCinNY
10-24-2005, 07:20 PM
* "Kenny and Company," early film by Don Coscarelli (of "Phantasm" and "Beastmaster" semi-fame). Made in 1976, perfectly captures what it was like to be 10-13 years old at that time.


Didn't think anybody would list that one. Very subtle, touching movie about adolescent growing pains.

I submit "American Pop" from the late 70s. Animated chronicle of the evolution of American music in the 20th century. Great story with great music.

siberian khatru
10-24-2005, 07:22 PM
Didn't think anybody would list that one. Very subtle, touching movie about adolescent growing pains.



Yay, there's two of us!

I would KILL to have that movie on DVD. I haven't seen it in nearly 25 years.

Baby Lee
10-24-2005, 07:22 PM
Boondock Saints
Was it actually good?
Rent 'Overnight' and you'll know why I asked.

wutamess
10-24-2005, 07:26 PM
DAMN...

Funny this post just came up cause I was about to post a topic about the movie I watched the other day called "Downfall"

It's a movie about Adolf Hitlers last moments before he killed himself.

It's a german flick with English subtitles.

Very good flick and I highly recommend it.

Another flick Is aw the other day is a movie called Ong-Bak

A martial arts flick and is probably the best martial arts flick I've ever seen.

If you get it... don't do the english voices. Do the Thai voices with English subtitles.

Both are very good flicks but Downfall is simply an amazing flick.

ZepSinger
10-24-2005, 07:26 PM
The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2- The Metal Years

Hilarious and pathetically sad all at the same time...

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/allposters/mg/198300_rt.jpg

Baby Lee
10-24-2005, 07:28 PM
Lilya-4-ever
Brother's Keeper
Merchant of Venice [w/Al Pacino]
House of Sand and Fog
American Splendor
Pieces of April
Capturing the Friedmans
Whale Rider - My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs. - I tear up just thinking of it.

jspchief
10-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Name of the Rose

Sean Connery and a young Christian Slater

thebrad84
10-24-2005, 07:31 PM
One of my favorite movies of all time is The Game, starring Michael Douglas. I'm not sure if it was very popular or not when it came out, but I had never heard of it until I took a summer job at blockbuster about 5 years ago and my boss told me to check it out. Great movie that really gets you involved and wondering what is going to happen next. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who has never seen it. Someone who's seen this back me up on it. :)

ZootedGranny
10-24-2005, 07:31 PM
It's hard to criticize any movie nowadays as being derivative, but I thought Equilibrium basically took Farenheit 451 and 1984, threw them together and introduced gun kata, which I thought was extremly corny. It's not horrible, but I didn't find it to be that great.

Otherwise, great recommendations for movies thus far.

My two choices:

Primer (I thought Rausch would've been along already)
Oldboy

Miles
10-24-2005, 07:32 PM
Both are very good flicks but Downfall is simply an amazing flick.

Downfall was outstanding. I might even go as far to say it was the best film of last year.

I almost said something about it but was trying to avoid foreign flicks.

Baby Lee
10-24-2005, 07:33 PM
Name of the Rose

Sean Connery and a young Christian Slater
Perlman's word salad spitting hunchback was fascinating.

meStevo
10-24-2005, 07:35 PM
i dont like Anime, but loved Akira when I was younger.

Finally bought it on DVD last week for $7.50 and the English dub of it isn't the same one as the VHS copy I've had for 10+ years.

Was so disappointed I almost threw the thing away.

the Talking Can
10-24-2005, 07:36 PM
Buffalo '66

****ing great movie

Miles
10-24-2005, 07:38 PM
Oldboy

Oldboy was some crazy shit. One of those rare movies you still find yourself thinking about a few days later.

Nzoner
10-24-2005, 07:41 PM
House of Sand and Fog

That reminded of another Kingsley film I loved Sexy Beast (http://imdb.com/title/tt0203119/) he is outstanding as usual but in this one he plays one wicked SOB.


And without starting another post Panic is another great little film (http://imdb.com/title/tt0194218/) it stars William H. Macy,Donald Sutherland and Neve Campbell.

the Talking Can
10-24-2005, 07:44 PM
Gummo

by harmony korine (?)...

and Bully

by Larry Clark, I know people think he is a perv but this movie is outstanding...

Baby Lee
10-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Gummo

by harmony korine (?)...

and Bully

by Larry Clark, I know people think he is a perv but this movie is outstanding...
Have you seen Ken Park?

BTW, it continues to blow my mind that Rosario Dawson got her start by Larry Clark finding her on her front porch in Brooklyn and put her in Kids.

And Gummo, God the perversion of watching a deaf couple argue viciously in a bowling alley.

old_geezer
10-24-2005, 07:51 PM
It's been mentioned before on other threads but "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" is one of my all-time favorites.

On a completely different note "The Snow Walker" with Barry Pepper is simply outstanding. The scenery and the performance by Annabella Piugattuk portraying the Inuit girl was absolutely spell-binding.

KcMizzou
10-24-2005, 07:52 PM
On a completely different note "The Snow Walker" with Barry Pepper is simply outstanding. He was also great in "Battlefield Earth".


Ahem.

old_geezer
10-24-2005, 07:56 PM
He was also great in "Battlefield Earth".


Ahem.


The Snow Walker = :clap:

Battlefield Earth = :Lin:

:)

cdcox
10-24-2005, 07:57 PM
Croupeir - early flick of Clive Owen. Introspective, dark piece about a life spinning out of control.

Diamond Men - Robert Forster stars as a late middle aged man who has to train his replacement. A charater piece with some good plot twists.

In the Company of Men - dark, edgy comedy about two guys who make a bet over getting a vulneable woman to fall in love them.

Micki + Maude - a belly laughing movie about a bigamist (Dudley Moore)

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 07:57 PM
DAMN...

Funny this post just came up cause I was about to post a topic about the movie I watched the other day called "Downfall"

It's a movie about Adolf Hitlers last moments before he killed himself.

It's a german flick with English subtitles.

Very good flick and I highly recommend it.

Another flick Is aw the other day is a movie called Ong-Bak

A martial arts flick and is probably the best martial arts flick I've ever seen.

If you get it... don't do the english voices. Do the Thai voices with English subtitles.

Both are very good flicks but Downfall is simply an amazing flick.
Ong Bak is great. Martial art films are really getting much bigger bucks to be made since Crouching Tiger.

AZORChiefFan
10-24-2005, 08:08 PM
Didn't go through the whole thread so some of these may have been mentioned.

Reese Witherspoon, Keifer Sutherland in a modern retelling of Lil Red Riding Hood.

Freeway (http://imdb.com/title/tt0116361/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9ZnJlZXdheXxmdD0xfG14PTIwfGxtPTUwMHxjbz0xfGh0bWw9MXxubT0x ;fc=1;ft=34;fm=1)

Interesting Canadian take on the Werewolf mythos.

Ginger Snaps (http://imdb.com/title/tt0210070/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9Z2luZ2VyIHNuYXBzfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRtbD0x fG5tPTE_;fc=1;ft=21;fm=1)

Another werewolf movie this time it's from across the pond.

Dog Soldiers (http://imdb.com/title/tt0280609/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9ZG9nIHNvbGRpZXJzfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRtbD0x fG5tPTE_;fc=1;ft=22;fm=1)

Director of Dog Soldiers has this coming out some time either theatrical or most likely direct to DVD. The Descent (http://imdb.com/title/tt0435625/)

Next up is a movie with Katie Holmes (pre TomKat) Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke, and Oliver Platt directed by the dude that wrote the book What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

Pieces of April (http://imdb.com/title/tt0311648/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9UGllY2VzIG9mIEFwcmlsfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRt bD0xfG5tPTE_;fc=1;ft=20;fm=1)

Almost forgot this is a more recent film that I can't believe did so horribly at the BO.

Serenity (http://imdb.com/title/tt0379786/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9U2VyZW5pdHl8ZnQ9MXxteD0yMHxsbT01MDB8Y289MXxodG1sPTF8bm09 MQ__;fc=1;ft=23;fm=1)

the Talking Can
10-24-2005, 08:13 PM
Have you seen Ken Park?

BTW, it continues to blow my mind that Rosario Dawson got her start by Larry Clark finding her on her front porch in Brooklyn and put her in Kids.

And Gummo, God the perversion of watching a deaf couple argue viciously in a bowling alley.

No, holy crap....google says Korine and Clark co-wrote it..I'll definetly have to check that out.

Funny story about Dawson, I didn't know.

My favorite moment in Gummo, besides them simply biking down hill (the opening, I think) is the kitchen scene when the guys just start smashing shit...the spontaneous-ness (?) of it seemed perfect.

AZORChiefFan
10-24-2005, 08:14 PM
Some of the crap I saw in Gummo reminded me of some of the people I knew growing up.

the Talking Can
10-24-2005, 08:26 PM
Some of the crap I saw in Gummo reminded me of some of the people I knew growing up.

yeah, that's whats great about it, imho...not really a story but kind of a fictional documentary...if that makes any sense...

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 08:30 PM
Another werewolf movie this time it's from across the pond.

Dog Soldiers (http://imdb.com/title/tt0280609/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9ZG9nIHNvbGRpZXJzfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRtbD0x fG5tPTE_;fc=1;ft=22;fm=1)

Director of Dog Soldiers has this coming out some time either theatrical or most likely direct to DVD. The Descent (http://imdb.com/title/tt0435625/)



Dog Soldiers was the first movie specially made for the Sci Fi channel. It was so good I expected more of the same caliber. Instead I got Mosquito Man and EarthSea.

munkey
10-24-2005, 08:30 PM
Donnie Darko...The Best EVAR!!!!

Bigwigbob
10-24-2005, 08:33 PM
SLC Punk
Cheats
The Wraith

KCWolfman
10-24-2005, 08:40 PM
Donnie Darko...The Best EVAR!!!!
If you wear panties.

AZORChiefFan
10-24-2005, 08:58 PM
Dog Soldiers was the first movie specially made for the Sci Fi channel. It was so good I expected more of the same caliber. Instead I got Mosquito Man and EarthSea.
I thought it had theatrical release over in Europe then aired on the SciFi. I have the unedited DVD lotsa blood. Not the best SFX but really effective.

DJJasonp
10-24-2005, 09:16 PM
Suicide Kings with christopher walken/Jay Mohr, etc...

Go - directed by Doug Liman (Swingers)....

Memento

Rushmore is outstanding

River's Edge with River Phoenix/Dennis Hopper

Shallow Grave - with Ewan McGregor...directed by Danny Boyle who did Trainspotting.....this film might even be better than Trainspotting.

The Virgin Suicides...with Kirsten Dunst...

I could go on and on....

Saulbadguy
10-24-2005, 09:17 PM
without looking at any of the replies, when I saw the thread title, I instantly thought of Equilibrium. Highly underrated movie.

Saulbadguy
10-24-2005, 09:20 PM
"Spanking the Monkey". Great flick.

Bob Dole
10-24-2005, 11:01 PM
If you don't mind thinking, "Being There" is a can't-miss. One of the few movies that Bob Dole owns.

ENDelt260
10-24-2005, 11:06 PM
If you don't mind thinking

Did you forget your audience?

Fishpicker
10-24-2005, 11:29 PM
Tae Guk Gi : this depiction of the Korean War is just as gritty and exciting as Saving Private Ryan. made in Korea and didnt get any play in the US. A must see for any military buff.

Miles
10-24-2005, 11:32 PM
Thought of two really good war movies i watched last summer.

Stalingrad (about the WWII battle from the German side. Very good flick.)

Big Red One (late 70's flick about WWII with Lee Marvin. Never saw the origional cut but there is a restored version on DVD that is quite good.)

Also there is the movie version of 1984 which is about as good of a movie adaptation of that book as i think could be done. Great acting by William Hurt as Winston Smith.

DomCasual
10-24-2005, 11:35 PM
It's hard to know what people have and haven't heard of. A few that are among my favorites that weren't really box office hits:

The Big Lebowski - Hardly unheard of, I would think - but my wife and I went and saw it the weekend it came out, and there were literally two other people in the theater. And they walked out halfway through it!

Crash - I just saw it last weekend on pay-per-view. I had either not seen the previews when it was in theaters, or just hadn't paid attention. Either way, it did only $55 million in box office revenues. And it is one of the best movies I have seen in the last year or two.

Best in Show and A Mighty Wind - both great movies!

Saggysack
10-24-2005, 11:36 PM
84 Charlie MoPic

no better movie about the Vietnam war ever made.

Demonpenz
10-24-2005, 11:39 PM
Go (there it is waiting in the bottom right just waiting to suck)
SLC punk is funny.
memento.
I liked that movie with Jude law, ethan hawk, and uma thurman but i can't remember what it was.

Saggysack
10-24-2005, 11:40 PM
Stalingrad (about the WWII battle from the German side. Very good flick.)

I thought Stalingrad was pretty good. Wish it was in english though.

cdcox
10-24-2005, 11:45 PM
I liked that movie with Jude law, ethan hawk, and uma thurman but i can't remember what it was.

GATTACA - awesome movie. A sci-fi, detective noir, and redemption flick all rolled into one.

Demonpenz
10-24-2005, 11:49 PM
GATTACA - awesome movie. A sci-fi, detective noir, and redemption flick all rolled into one.


Word i thought that movie was about being a rocket or some shit then when i saw it i was surprised

SLAG
10-24-2005, 11:50 PM
Dr. Strange Love Or How I learned to Stop Worring and Love the Bomb

luv
10-25-2005, 12:00 AM
If I've never heard of them, how do I know if they're great? :shrug:

Claynus
10-25-2005, 12:04 AM
If I've never heard of them, how do I know if they're great? :shrug:

Someone here will tell you. And no one here is EVER WRONG. Except me, and possibly Taco John.

luv
10-25-2005, 12:06 AM
Someone here will tell you. And no one here is EVER WRONG. Except me, and possibly Taco John.
I think I've missed something between this afternoon and now. Which thread do I need to read to find out what's up?

Claynus
10-25-2005, 12:07 AM
I think I've missed something between this afternoon and now. Which thread do I need to read to find out what's up?

You haven't missed anything.

luv
10-25-2005, 12:09 AM
You haven't missed anything.
That's a change. lol

Barrymore50
10-25-2005, 12:15 AM
Two Family House (featuring several Sopranos stars); Mumford (with Jason Lee); Into the Night (Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer), Night on Earth (several stories set in taxi cabs); and Croupier (Clive Owen should have neen the new Bond).

Miles
10-25-2005, 12:16 AM
Two Family House (featuring several Sopranos stars); Mumford (with Jason Lee); Into the Night (Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer), Night on Earth (several stories set in taxi cabs); and Croupier (Clive Owen should have neen the new Bond).

Croupier is freaking great. Completly forgot about that one. Only thing about Clive Owen though is I think he plays a better dark charactor than what bond is.

luv
10-25-2005, 12:17 AM
It's hard to know what people have and haven't heard of. A few that are among my favorites that weren't really box office hits:

The Big Lebowski - Hardly unheard of, I would think - but my wife and I went and saw it the weekend it came out, and there were literally two other people in the theater. And they walked out halfway through it!

Crash - I just saw it last weekend on pay-per-view. I had either not seen the previews when it was in theaters, or just hadn't paid attention. Either way, it did only $55 million in box office revenues. And it is one of the best movies I have seen in the last year or two.

Best in Show and A Mighty Wind - both great movies!
I rented Crash a few weeks ago, but the stupid thing would not play past the opening credits in my dvd player. :cuss:

Miles
10-25-2005, 12:20 AM
I rented Crash a few weeks ago, but the stupid thing would not play past the opening credits in my dvd player. :cuss:

Did you ever figure that mess out?

luv
10-25-2005, 12:21 AM
Did you ever figure that mess out?
I bought a lens cleaner. I rented four movies. Two played just fine, but the other two not at all.

Miles
10-25-2005, 12:24 AM
I bought a lens cleaner. I rented four movies. Two played just fine, but the other two not at all.

Ouch that doesnt sound good. Were the other two scratched at all?

Saggysack
10-25-2005, 12:25 AM
Try rubbing some toothpaste(the non-gritty type) on the DVD's. If that doesn't work, start looking for a new DVD player.

DomCasual
10-25-2005, 12:26 AM
I rented Crash a few weeks ago, but the stupid thing would not play past the opening credits in my dvd player. :cuss:
So, you're saying Crash crashed?

You've been a great crowd! I'll be in town all week.

(Lame, I know. :rolleyes: )

ENDelt260
10-25-2005, 01:08 AM
Actually, we've got a pretty high bar for lame around here. I suggest studying some of tk13's recent material.

luv
10-25-2005, 01:39 AM
Try rubbing some toothpaste(the non-gritty type) on the DVD's. If that doesn't work, start looking for a new DVD player.
I have no problem playing my own dvd's, so I'm sure there was something up with them. I got two credits.

Miles
10-25-2005, 02:13 AM
I have no problem playing my own dvd's, so I'm sure there was something up with them. I got two credits.

Im kinda thinking something might be wrong with your DVD player if two out of four didnt work in two trips to the video rental place. As messed up as many of the rental discs I get, i dont think i have ever had a disc that wouldnt play.

Rausch
10-25-2005, 02:15 AM
If you haven't seen "Primer" or "The United States of Leeland" you suck...

beer bacon
10-25-2005, 02:18 AM
Twelve Monkeys:

Bruce Willis is a convict from a post apocalyptic Earth sent back in time to stop the Army of the Twelve Monkeys from releasing a virus that has wiped out the vast majority of mankind and driven the survivors underground. Brad Pitt also has an important role, and he plays a character in this movie much more in the mold of Fight Club then some of his other earlier pretty boy type movies. It was directed by Terry Gilliam

The Fifth Element:

This is another sci-fi Bruce Willis flick. This time Bruce plays an ex-soldier turned skycab driver that finds himself chosen to stop ultimate evil from destroying the Earth. To do this he must obtain the Fifth Element. This cast also includes Milla Jovovich as Leeloo, Gary Oldman as the evil Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, Ian Holm as as Father Vito Cornelius, and Chris Tucker as the obnoxious yet hilarious Ruby Rhod.

Rausch
10-25-2005, 02:20 AM
The Fifth Element:

This is another sci-fi Bruce Willis flick. This time Bruce plays an ex-soldier turned skycab driver that finds himself chosen to stop ultimate evil from destroying the Earth. To do this he must obtain the Fifth Element. This cast also includes Milla Jovovich as Leeloo, Gary Oldman as the evil Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, Ian Holm as as Father Vito Cornelius, and Chris Tucker as the obnoxious yet hilarious Ruby Rhod.

This was a thead about A) great movies that B) you've never heard of.

5TH Element is neither good nor unheard of...

beer bacon
10-25-2005, 02:23 AM
This was a thead about A) great movies that B) you've never heard of.

5TH Element is neither good nor unheard of...

Damn. I got caught. Am I going to get my posting privileges revoked now?

Miles
10-25-2005, 02:24 AM
If you haven't seen "Primer" or "The United States of Leeland" you suck...

Going to have to check out The United States of Leeland. Don Cheadle is one of my favorites.

luv
10-25-2005, 02:36 AM
If you haven't seen "Primer" or "The United States of Leeland" you suck...
I've looked for "The United States of Leeland" without any luck. You'll just have to mail me a copy of yours.

Miles
10-25-2005, 02:38 AM
I've looked for "The United States of Leeland" without any luck. You'll just have to mail me a copy of yours.

With as much as it seems you rent you could probably make good use of a netflix account. If you rent more than 5 movies a month its well worth it and you can get pretty much anything thats on DVD.

luv
10-25-2005, 02:42 AM
With as much as it seems you rent you could probably make good use of a netflix account. If you rent more than 5 movies a month its well worth it and you can get pretty much anything thats on DVD.
Never even thought about it. I actually go through rental spurts. I like the archaic ritual of going to the video store, too. lol

Rausch
10-25-2005, 02:45 AM
Damn. I got caught. Am I going to get my posting privileges revoked now?

No.

I'll just post some pic a 16 year old made attemtping to emasculate a friend.


Sorry, I'm not all that evolved...

Rausch
10-25-2005, 02:46 AM
I've looked for "The United States of Leeland" without any luck. You'll just have to mail me a copy of yours.

www.netflix.com

;)

Miles
10-25-2005, 02:46 AM
Never even thought about it. I actually go through rental spurts. I like the archaic ritual of going to the video store, too. lol

I kinda switch off between the two. When i know ill have some free time comming up I will do the online thing and when i dont i just go the video store. Definitly enjoy picking something out when looking around at the video store though there is more risk of renting crap that way. Overall netflix is far better.

Rausch
10-25-2005, 02:48 AM
Going to have to check out The United States of Leeland. Don Cheadle is one of my favorites.

Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Spacey, Sherilyn Fenn...

Amazing cast, great story.

ExtremeChief
10-25-2005, 05:22 AM
Of the ones already mentioned:

The Game.. absolutely loved this movie.


I didn't see this anywhere, and I'm not sure I have the name right: Very Bad Things, Jeremy Piven, Christian Slater, Cameron Diaz and others. Dark movie which I found humorous. Hell of a cast.

patteeu
10-25-2005, 05:38 AM
I think she might've fallen asleep when I put it in.


:eek:

Fairplay
10-25-2005, 05:42 AM
I could go on and on....




Spare us please.

Fairplay
10-25-2005, 05:44 AM
The part that really touches me is the puppy.

I enjoyed it.




:eek:

Amnorix
10-25-2005, 06:16 AM
I clearly have not seen as many movies as some of you guys, but one that I think is pretty good that isn't widely known is "The Hitcher", with Rutger Hauer as a psychotic killer basically stalking two young people. Tightly wound thriller.

I don't know if "Duel" is widely known, but it's the same genre. An early 1970s movie of Steven Spielberg's.

"Wait Until Dark." Audrey Hepburn plays a blind woman who is being manipulated by others. Excellent drama/thriller.

"The Thin Man" (and its sequels), are an excellent series of detective/comedy/drama from the 30s and 40s. Williams Powell and Myrna Loy are the stars, and the acting and plots are superb. By no means was this an "unknown" back in the day, but I'd imagine most people under 40 have never heard of them.

"Arsenic and Old Lace." Again, by no means unknown, but as it's an old B&W movie, I'm not sure how many under 40 know of it. A great movie with the weirdest plot you've ever seen. Starring Cary Grant.

"We're No Angels". An unusual movie about three convicts trapped on Devil's Island (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray) who help a family out during Christmastime after they escape from prison. It's one of Bogart's lesser known works, but I'm not sure it really qualifies as an "unknown". Basil Rathbone also has a significant role.

old_geezer
10-25-2005, 06:43 AM
Another of my all-time favorites. MAD DOG TIME with Jeff Goldblume, Diane Lane, Gabrial Byrne, Richard Dryfuss and a whole cast of well known actors playing all the bit parts.

It's about a crime boss getting out of the nut house and coming back to reclaim his girl (Lane) and his empire. Everyone's fighting to keep a piece of the action and it's mad dog time. Watch it - I almost gaurentee you'll like it.

Braincase
10-25-2005, 07:03 AM
River's Edge with River Phoenix/Dennis Hopper

I think you mean Crispin Glover, or Keanu Reeves, or Ione Skye... but you don't mean River Phoenix... (although he could have been as R.E. was made in '86 and RP didn't OD until '93).

Swanman
10-25-2005, 07:14 AM
I'll add three to the list:

Swimming with Sharks - Definitely my favorite performance by Kevin Spacey. He plays a domineering movie producer who treats his assistant (played by Frank Whaley) so bad that the assistant takes him hostage. Also has a 2 minute cameo by Benicio del Toro at the beginning. One of my all-time favorites.

American Psycho - Most people have heard of this movie by now because it's taken on cult classic status in the last couple years. Stars pre-Batman Christian Bale who plays an over-the-top creepy ad executive whose hobby is murder. Jared Leto also plays a small role.

Hamburger Hill - Great Vietnam movie that was overshadowed by Platoon.

bgguitarman
10-25-2005, 08:10 AM
Zack and Reba (Hard to Find...NOT on Netflix)

Nzoner
10-25-2005, 09:24 AM
If you haven't seen "Primer" or "The United States of Leeland" you suck...

Finally saw US of Leeland this last weekend,good recommendation.

DJJasonp
10-25-2005, 09:38 AM
I think you mean Crispin Glover, or Keanu Reeves, or Ione Skye... but you don't mean River Phoenix... (although he could have been as R.E. was made in '86 and RP didn't OD until '93).


You're absolutely right....good catch....I got Keanu and River mixed up (how'd that happen?)

DJJasonp
10-25-2005, 09:39 AM
[QUOTE=Swanman]I'll add three to the list:

Swimming with Sharks - Definitely my favorite performance by Kevin Spacey. He plays a domineering movie producer who treats his assistant (played by Frank Whaley) so bad that the assistant takes him hostage. Also has a 2 minute cameo by Benicio del Toro at the beginning. One of my all-time favorites.


Outstanding movie....I try to tell as many people about this as possible. Great acting from all involved.

NewChief
10-25-2005, 09:43 AM
Naked Lunch
City of Lost Children
Brazil
Lost in La Mancha
Buena Vista Social Club
Leon
Amores Perros
Sling Blade
pi
Sexy Beast
Love and a .45
Rush
Drugstore Cowboy
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman


That's enough for now.

angel
10-25-2005, 09:55 AM
I already have over 50 movies in my netflix list, now I have another page of movies to add... I'll never get through them all

I have a few to add as well:

Secretary (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/)

In America (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298845/)

Maria Full of Grace (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390221/)

Motorcycle Diaries (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318462/)

Speak (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378793/)

just to name a few...

redhed
10-25-2005, 09:56 AM
"Waking Life" - arty, new-style animation
"Heathers" - Not that unknown? w/ Christian Slater and Winona Rider
I'll 2nd geezer's recommendment of"Things to do in Denver..." and NewChief's recommendment of "City of Lost Children" (Ron Perlman is great), "Brazil", "Rush", and 'Drugstore Cowboy".

Fish
10-25-2005, 10:24 AM
Snatch (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/) - Excellent characters, great action. May be well known, but I hadn't heard of it till a few years ago.

The Million Dollar Hotel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120753/) - Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich, funny, freaky.... great movie.

MOhillbilly
10-25-2005, 10:28 AM
LOVE & A .45
Another State of Mind
Suburbia

KCChiefsMan
10-25-2005, 10:33 AM
Closer - Natalie Portman
Crash - Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle
But I'm a cheerleader (kinda funny)
Ghost Dog - Forrest Whittacker (sp?)

Fishpicker
10-25-2005, 11:16 AM
Zatoichi : this is a series of movies about a blind masseur/gambler/swordsman in feudal Japan. I think there are about 27 total. A new version was released in 2002 also. I reccomend any and all of these movies.

Rain Man
10-25-2005, 11:17 AM
I'm having a lot of trouble thinking of good movies that I've never heard of.

luv
10-25-2005, 11:21 AM
Payback - Mel Gibson

I had never heard of it before I watched it.

Frankie
10-25-2005, 11:25 AM
Great Movies That You've Never Heard Of

Speaking of "Great Movies That You've Never Heard Of," did you ever watch "Point Blank" on your TIVO?

Frankie
10-25-2005, 11:29 AM
Payback - Mel Gibson

I had never heard of it before I watched it.
Funny my post should go right after yours. "Payback," I understand, is an inferior remake of "Point Blank." Lee Marvin rocks in PB.

AirForceChief
10-25-2005, 11:38 AM
I thought it had theatrical release over in Europe then aired on the SciFi. I have the unedited DVD lotsa blood. Not the best SFX but really effective.

I believe you are correct, Dog Soldiers was released in Europe prior to a US release (direct to DVD - I believe)...

Frankie
10-25-2005, 11:43 AM
I'm having a lot of trouble thinking of good movies that I've never heard of.
ROFL rep

penguinz
10-25-2005, 11:48 AM
Brazil (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9QnJhemlsfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRtbD0xfG5tPTE_ ;fc=1;ft=90;fm=1)

Fezzic
10-25-2005, 12:56 PM
Some of these aren't exactly secrets, but I'm constantly suprised by the people I run across that have no idea wtf they are:

Run Lola Run - mandatory viewing material....German with English subtitles

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - great flick, and I'm suprised constantly at how many people haven't seen this. Word for word from the book. Beautifully done by Depp and Del Toro.

Primer - Yes. That is all.

Safe Men - Great comedy with Sam Rockwell (loved his stuff before he got "discovered") and Steve Zahn. SEE THIS MOVIE. It's kind of hard to get ahold of, but well worth it. Imdb entry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120813/)


:edit: spelling~

DeepPurple
10-25-2005, 02:26 PM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0002KQNKE.01._PE20_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

"The Hunger" I saw it on HBO about 1985, it came out 1983. Stars David Bowie as a vampire who needs a constant supply of new victims for their blood or he begins to age, it's got a real slick production style. If your a fan of Bauhaus, Peter Murphy performs "Bela Lagosi's Dead" in a night club scene. It's made by Tony Scott, same guy that made a bunch of popular films later like "Top Gun".

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005LC4P.01._PE20_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

"Blood Simple" I saw it on HBO about the same time. The Coen Brothers first flick, they made it for $800K borrowed from family and friends. Stars Francis McDormand, quirky film with Hitchcock type photography, it's right up there with Fargo and Raising Arizona.

http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/84/15/61m.jpg

"Joe" saw it in the theaters in 1971, came out 1970. It was Peter Boyle's first lead role, he plays a super red neck that shoots his mouth off at a bar the whole flick and ends up doing something bad. I haven't seen it in almost 35 years but I still remember it.

Bowser
10-25-2005, 03:41 PM
It took 163 posts to get 2 Days in the Valley up here? For shame!

Teri Hatcher and Charlize Theron in a catfight is almost worth it, and James Spader nails his role as an assassin.

AZORChiefFan
10-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Safe Men - Great comedy with Sam Rockwell (loved his stuff before he got "discovered") and Steve Zahn. SEE THIS MOVIE. It's kind of hard to get ahold of, but well worth it. Imdb entry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120813/)


"Sweet 'stache man" "Thanks!" I love this movie.

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-25-2005, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Frazod... I've added it to my NetFlix Queue.

Have you seen "Cube"?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6305238065/104-7708485-5382313?v=glance&n=130&n=507846&s=dvd&v=glance


the cube is fugging awsome

CosmicPal
10-25-2005, 05:09 PM
Safe Men - Great comedy with Sam Rockwell (loved his stuff before he got "discovered") .

I believe he was in a movie called Box of Moonlight which was a pretty good movie.

chiefsfan1963
10-25-2005, 05:29 PM
Read thru all replies. Did not see Laurel Canyon. Absolutely a sleeper in I believe late 2002 or early 2003 with Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Frances McDormand, and Alessandro Nivola. Great flick! Hilarious ending!

Check it out. Let me know.

CanadaKC
10-25-2005, 06:51 PM
The River's Edge -- Keanu actually good in this film
Magic -- A part that nearly sent Hopkins over the bend
The Sweet Hereafter -- Atom Egoyan's story of life after tragedy
Evil Dead -- Scary
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- The scariest TV movie ever made

Fishpicker
10-25-2005, 07:45 PM
where the buffalo roam - Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson

chefsos
10-25-2005, 07:56 PM
"Body Heat"- 1982(?) Rented it years ago just to see Kathleen Turner's titties, but the story really drew me in. She owned William Hurt in this one, in more ways than one.

Frazod
10-25-2005, 08:35 PM
"Body Heat"- 1982(?) Rented it years ago just to see Kathleen Turner's titties, but the story really drew me in. She owned William Hurt in this one, in more ways than one.

Hell, I reviewed that for my high school newspaper. The teacher edited out my comments about her getting pounded in the ass. :D

Another good movie with an evile bitch villain is Romeo Is Bleeding, with Gary Oldman and Lena Olin. Excellent, moody and twisted.