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Postby kaveman » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:32 pm

I recently started the free trial for Blockbuster online and will probably keep it for a while.
So I was wondering if some of you in here could recommend some good movies that are a bit more obscure than your average hollywood blockbusters and probably won't have been seen by most people. I like all genres and time periods.

I'll start.

Introduction to French New Wave
1. Bob Le Flambeur (1955)- considered a precurser to the FNW. It's about a middle-aged gambler and thief. Very Good.
2. Breathless (1960)- Godard's first about a young thug who tries to be like Bogart.
3. 400 Blows (1959)- Truffaut film about a boy who is considered a troublemaker.

Recent Sick/Twisted Comedies
1. Aristocrats (2005)- documentary about comedians talking about a filthy joke
2. Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)- funny concert film. It doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:05 pm

I just did the blockbuster free trial too


I currently rented.

Swingers, Taxi Driver, and Blade Runner.


However, I recommend renting touching the void

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379557/
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:09 pm

I really love "Jesus of Montreal." And, although it's not my thing anymore, I did love "Harold and Maude" when I was younger.
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Postby stevethumb » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:24 pm

alan bates in the "king of hearts" ;-D
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:35 pm

Dinner Rush
- relatively recent, but never heard a thing about it being in theaters. Definitely a view-at-home trpe film.

SLC Punk
- picks up in the middle of 2 Salt Lake City punks in the 80s. No real plot to speak of, just a solid front-story with background flashbacks

Fist of Legend
- Jet Li remake of Bruce Lee's Chinese Connection. I like the new version better. Rates high on many Kung Fu lists. Solid action scenes.

Brotherhood of the Wolf
- French film about a mysterious monster terrorizing the medieval french countryside. 2.5 hrs that probably could have been done in a little over 2, but decent nonetheless.

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Bringing out the Dead
- Both got 4 stars from many critics, but little love at the box office. Both are very gritty and incredibly depressing, but what good is a movie if it has no effect on you?

Saved!
- Funny movie about conflict at a born-again high school

Death to Smoochy
- Great dark comedy about the ultimate do-good naive nice guy kids show purple dinosaur (Edward Norton) inadvertently getting mixed up in the underworld of the kids TV show business. Also has Robin Williams and Danny DeVito. Some good quotes:

"When my brothers and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker"

Randolph: He's a pillow-biter, you know.
Sheldon: I wouldn't know anything about his sleeping disorders.

"Don't do it, Shel. You rat on Parade of Hope and you'll be lucky if they find your toenails. These guys are the roughest of all the charities."
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:42 am

Akira Kurosawa movies.
Yojimbo and The Seven Samurai are two great flicks.

Snatch is a great movie.

Serenity and Equilibrium are both great sci-fi films.

A lot of people haven't seen Blazing Saddles. This makes me sad.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:37 am

Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Akira Kurosawa movies.
Yojimbo and The Seven Samurai are two great flicks.


Outstanding films!!! I would also place 1985's "Ran" among my favorite Akira movies nobody has ever seen. Just amazing filmmaking and brilliant storytelling. ;-D
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:19 am

Pauly Shore is Dead..... need i say more? :-D
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:11 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Akira Kurosawa movies.
Yojimbo and The Seven Samurai are two great flicks.


Outstanding films!!! I would also place 1985's "Ran" among my favorite Akira movies nobody has ever seen. Just amazing filmmaking and brilliant storytelling. ;-D


Gotta agree with Kurosawa. ;-D
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:13 am

Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Snatch is a great movie.


I agree, but I actually liked "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" even better (same director, Madonna's hubby).

If you're a gambler, you'll enjoy "Pool Hall Junkies".
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