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Old 10-24-2005, 05:57 PM  
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Great Movies That You've Never Heard Of

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 ****ING DARKO ) will be appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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Thanks for the recommendation Frazod... I've added it to my NetFlix Queue.

Have you seen "Cube"?

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Thanks for the recommendation Frazod... I've added it to my NetFlix Queue.

Have you seen "Cube"?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/630...s=dvd&v=glance
That sounds interesting.
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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.
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