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Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:19 am

mak1277 wrote:
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".


Rounders is a good one too ;-D
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:35 am

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mak1277 wrote:
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".


Rounders is a good too ;-D


Well, yeah. I was counting that much closer to the "mainstream" category.

If you're talking poker movies, I can't remember the name, but there's a movie about Stu Ungar that came out a couple years ago with Michael Imperioli. Don't bother, it's crap.
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:40 am

i figured poolhall junkies was about as mainstream as rounders
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:13 am

I saw that new flick "The Propisition" last night and it had a very strange, wierd indie vibe to it. Plotwise it was highly creepy but I felt somehow uplifted by it. My friend said that it made him glad that he lived in the 21st century.

400 Blows and the Seven Samurai are my faves of the other movies. Good thread though... ;-D
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:28 am

A few lesser known gems off the top of my head:

Apirited Away and Howls Moving Castle (the best of Japanese animation)
Hearts of Darkness (documentary about the filming of Apocalypse Now made by Coppola's wife)
Galipoli (one of my favourite war movies - early Mel Gibson)

RugbyD wrote: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.


Sorry dude, but I couldn't sit through that one. It was painfully unfunny. I guess that you either loved this one or hated it.
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:59 am

AcidRock23 wrote:I saw that new flick "The Propisition" last night and it had a very strange, wierd indie vibe to it. Plotwise it was highly creepy but I felt somehow uplifted by it. My friend said that it made him glad that he lived in the 21st century.

400 Blows and the Seven Samurai are my faves of the other movies. Good thread though... ;-D

Been wanting to see The Proposition myself. another ;-D ;-D for Seven Samurai
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:06 am

Mookie4ever wrote:
RugbyD wrote: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.


Sorry dude, but I couldn't sit through that one. It was painfully unfunny. I guess that you either loved this one or hated it.

Yeah, its definitely an all-or-none movie. Depends on if the viewer is able to immerse themselves in that type of humor from start to finish.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:08 pm

Old_Style wrote:i figured poolhall junkies was about as mainstream as rounders


According to imdb, Rounders opened on 2,176 screens and grossed about $8.5 million on its opening weekend and well over $100 million in total.

Poolhall Junkies opened on 179 screens and grossed $1.9 million during its entire 4 week run in theaters.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:20 pm

i dont know if they'll have all these available, but...

In The Company of Men - Indie about 2 business men who go on a work trip and bet they can get a deaf girl to fall in love with them first

Roger Dodger - a teen boy goes to visit is rich sleazebag cousin and the guy try's to get him laid

Thursday - kind of a Tarantino knockoff, but pretty cool

Battle Royale - Japanes students on a island must fight to the death

Videodrome - older David Cronenberg film about a snuff cable channel that causes it's viewers to hallucinate

Naked Lunch - more of that crazy Cronenberg

Jubilee - some old english Queen time travels to visit 70's era London during the punk movement

Being There - the funnies Peter Sellers movie ever

i'll have to go browse my collection to see what else there is, but i'm guessing BB wont have alot of these
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Postby Phatferd » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:37 pm

RugbyD wrote:
AcidRock23 wrote:I saw that new flick "The Propisition" last night and it had a very strange, wierd indie vibe to it. Plotwise it was highly creepy but I felt somehow uplifted by it. My friend said that it made him glad that he lived in the 21st century.

400 Blows and the Seven Samurai are my faves of the other movies. Good thread though... ;-D

Been wanting to see The Proposition myself. another ;-D ;-D for Seven Samurai


The Proposition is an excellent movie. It was written by Nick Drake, how can it be bad? Very surreal. Kind of a slow paced film, but it fits very nicely with the message of the story.

Layer Cake is an excellent movie as well.
You have no frame of reference, Donny. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie...
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