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Highly Underrated/Unknown Movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by L.R., Jan 21, 2010.

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Pennies From Heaven is a weird movie. Definitely worth seeing.
     
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    And apparently, the next sequel in the trilogy is, according to reviews, the best one yet.

    Can't wait to see Before Midnight. It just premiered at Sundance.
     
  3. Gradstudent78

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    Watched Killer Joe last night and enjoyed it. I'm not sure many people saw it because of the NC-17. One of the better McConaughey performances I've seen.
     
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  4. lefty

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    Watched a documentary on Paul Williams last night: Paul Williams Still Alive.


    Paul Williams is arguably one of the greatest pop song writers and pretty much owned the '70s and early '80s: "Evergreen" - Streisand; "We've Only Just Begun" - The Carpenters; "Old Fashioned Love Song" - Three Dog Night; "Fill Your Heart" - Bowie; and "The Rainbow Connection" for Kermit the Frog. He also was a hell of a funny celebrity and made numerous appearances on the variety, talk and game shows of the time. Finally blew up on coke and booze, but is now 20 years sober and still performing.

    Anyway, that got me thinking about one of my favourite guilty pleasure movies: Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise. A critical and box office bomb - except for Winnipeg where it was inexplicably an enormous hit - it has developed a bit of a cult following over the years.

    An insanely chaotic musical horror it has some of the best of De Palma staging and editing, great production design, a stand-out performance by Gerrit Graham, William Finley's heartbreaking Winslow Leach, and of course, Paul Williams as Swan.


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  5. imatlas

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    He will always be Little Enos in my heart.
     
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    Two Nick Stahl movies:

    In the Bedroom and Bully.
     
  7. munchausen

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    Phantom of the Paradise is totally awesome and completely batshit. I caught it on late night tv once without knowing what it was and I was transfixed.
     
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    Equilibrium.
     
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    Thanks, I've liked Nick Stahl since I saw him in Carnivale, always wondered if he was in anymore stuff besides that horrible Terminator sequel.
     
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    In the Bedroom is GREAT. A flick that was celebrated at the time though seems to have been forgotten over the last few years. Bully, from what I recall, was an ok film though perhaps I should revisit it. I too think Stahl is a very good actor and someone I am surprised never gotten more higher profile roles consistently.
     
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    X3 on In The Bedroom. Amazing performances.
     
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    Caught this again last night. Not as insanely fun as it's "prequel", The Born Losers, but still pretty damn fantastic.

    Billy Jack


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    Twisted Obsession (1989) (aka 'Mad Monkey) Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson & Liza Walker
    Weirrrd film. Once you see it, you won't soon forget it. Very hard to find the full version and perhaps only on VHS.
    Chopped version is all that seems to be commercially available. The missing scenes depicted incestuous moments between a brother and sister. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098407/
     
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  14. munchausen

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    Josie and the Pussycats. Maybe not unknown but definitely underrated. Really funny satire of late 90s youth culture and youth oriented marketing.
     
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    Josie and the Pussycats in outer-space FTW.
     
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    I can dig it.


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  19. Fang66

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    Original has the better theme song though, but no penis shaped rocket. [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Better song. Interesting that they rotoscoped live performers for the band CUs.

    Still not as cool as the Fat Albert opener.


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