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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:50 pm
  • pehawk wrote:You know what pisses me off? There were no more Remo Williams movies, EVEN THOUGH IT CLEARLY STATES "The Adventure Begins". I was so amped for a string of really bad, cold war propaganda, B-rate action films.

    No one's mentioned Big Trouble Little China yet?

    Wall-E and Apocolypto stand as the two best films made in a decade, IMO.

    Hurt Locker's up there. Gone Baby Gone can never have enough said about it.


    I thought about BTILC, but I'm not sure it's really overrated. I don't know of anyone who doesn't love it.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:51 pm
  • pehawk wrote:Yeah, but Hurt Locker was also the lowest grossing Best Picture nom or winner of all-time. It's underrated, IMO.

    So, yeah Zeb, what now?


    Well I guess then... it comes to fisticuffs. I'd so hoped to avoid this.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:54 pm
  • Pans Labrynth?

    Ghost World (not teh Pitt/Bassinger one)
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:00 pm
  • pehawk wrote:Pans Labrynth?

    Ghost World (not teh Pitt/Bassinger one)


    Both. Ghost world is a fantastic movie. Thora Birch can't act, but it kinda works in this one. Buscemi - as usual - hold the entire thing together.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:02 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:05 pm
  • Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favorites.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:09 pm
  • Damn straight on Birch NOT being an actress. But, it fit the role so well, it was perfect. I'm too lazy to look it up, but whom ever directed that deserves props.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:10 pm
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    HA! I've seen this! It's about the amateur filmmaker making a movie called "Northwestern".

    My favorite part is where he has the old guy, hauntingly, say "It's alright....it's ok....there's something to live for....Jesus told me so...."
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:12 pm
  • pehawk wrote:Damn straight on Birch NOT being an actress. But, it fit the role so well, it was perfect. I'm too lazy to look it up, but whom ever directed that deserves props.


    The internets say it was Terry Zwigoff. Same guy who directed 'Crumb' a fantastic documentary about the life and works of R crumb, adult comis book artist.

    And also Bad Santa...oddly enough...
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:15 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:16 pm
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    HA! I've seen this! It's about the amateur filmmaker making a movie called "Northwestern".

    My favorite part is where he has the old guy, hauntingly, say "It's alright....it's ok....there's something to live for....Jesus told me so...."


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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:18 pm
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    HA! I've seen this! It's about the amateur filmmaker making a movie called "Northwestern".

    My favorite part is where he has the old guy, hauntingly, say "It's alright....it's ok....there's something to live for....Jesus told me so...."


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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:23 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Yeah, but Hurt Locker was also the lowest grossing Best Picture nom or winner of all-time. It's underrated, IMO.

    So, yeah Zeb, what now?


    Well I guess then... it comes to fisticuffs. I'd so hoped to avoid this.


    Don't worry, Zeb; Pehawk's wrong. Hurt Locker's not underrated. Unless Pehawk doesn't know the definition of the word. However, half the people in this thread have mentioned at least one film that is way too popular to be underrated, so...
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:25 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:29 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Yeah, but Hurt Locker was also the lowest grossing Best Picture nom or winner of all-time. It's underrated, IMO.

    So, yeah Zeb, what now?


    Well I guess then... it comes to fisticuffs. I'd so hoped to avoid this.


    Don't worry, Zeb; Pehawk's wrong. Hurt Locker's not underrated. Unless Pehawk doesn't know the definition of the word. However, half the people in this thread have mentioned at least one film that is way too popular to be underrated, so...


    How can the least seen Best Picture winner, EVER, NOT be considered underrated?
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:29 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Yeah, but Hurt Locker was also the lowest grossing Best Picture nom or winner of all-time. It's underrated, IMO.

    So, yeah Zeb, what now?


    Well I guess then... it comes to fisticuffs. I'd so hoped to avoid this.


    Don't worry, Zeb; Pehawk's wrong. Hurt Locker's not underrated. Unless Pehawk doesn't know the definition of the word. However, half the people in this thread have mentioned at least one film that is way too popular to be underrated, so...


    How can the least seen Best Picture winner, EVER, NOT be considered underrated?
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:30 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:
    pehawk wrote:Yeah, but Hurt Locker was also the lowest grossing Best Picture nom or winner of all-time. It's underrated, IMO.

    So, yeah Zeb, what now?


    Well I guess then... it comes to fisticuffs. I'd so hoped to avoid this.


    Don't worry, Zeb; Pehawk's wrong. Hurt Locker's not underrated. Unless Pehawk doesn't know the definition of the word. However, half the people in this thread have mentioned at least one film that is way too popular to be underrated, so...


    How can the least seen Best Picture winner, EVER, NOT be considered underrated?
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:59 pm
  • When it won, it's all anybody could talk about. Maybe it's the most underrated Best Picture winner of all time, but as far as being a good movie, it got the accolades it deserved.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:12 pm
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    pehawk wrote:You know what pisses me off? There were no more Remo Williams movies, EVEN THOUGH IT CLEARLY STATES "The Adventure Begins". I was so amped for a string of really bad, cold war propaganda, B-rate action films.

    No one's mentioned Big Trouble Little China yet?

    Wall-E and Apocolypto stand as the two best films made in a decade, IMO.

    Hurt Locker's up there. Gone Baby Gone can never have enough said about it.


    I thought about BTILC, but I'm not sure it's really overrated. I don't know of anyone who doesn't love it.



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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:08 pm
  • Most underrated movie ever, Rubber.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:14 pm
  • Awfully hard to call a movie that won an oscar for best picture underrated but: The Departed.

    Great, great, great movie, imo. And unlike a lot of great movie's its also really entertaining. I dont think it gets enough love from movie fans as it deserves. Should be right up there with the all time greats.

    I know its appreciated, but it should be one of the all time classics, which makes it underrated.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:27 pm
  • pehawk wrote:How can the least seen Best Picture winner, EVER, NOT be considered underrated?


    I don't know, do you consider a Pagani Zonda sports car underrated because only a handful of people own one compared to 911 Turbos or Ferraris? Sales aren't really related to whether something is underrated or overrated, it's about how many people know about it and like it/think it's great.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 pm
  • Not even close to being a fair comparison, Roland. First of all, the Zonda was limited production. It would be the equivalent of Hurt Locker only being shown in like 100 theaters nationwide. Also, the Zonda is a lot more costly than a 911 turbo and a lot of Ferarris. Make an apples to apples comparison next time, arsebag.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 pm
  • Oh, for Christ's sake; then Rolls Royces compared to 911s, whatever.

    <random easily available but super expensive sports car that sells far fewer models each year than Porsche does>

    Does that work for you? Also, no need to resort to name-calling in the lounge.

    Also, price was also an intentional point. Porsche brings in a ton more money than Pagani does as a company. How about Lotus, then? Cheaper cars AND way less annual income for the company than Porsche. Similar to the way less viewers/money angle Pe brought up for Hurt Locker.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:44 am
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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:40 am
  • Why are they arguing over criteria?
    Movies are (literally) in the eyes of the beholder.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:46 am
  • Rocket wrote:Why are they arguing over criteria?
    Movies are (literally) in the eyes of the beholder.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:45 am
  • Jazzhawk wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:Last Action Hero. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, campy action-comedy that I really enjoy.)

    Def one of my favorites.

    The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis)
    Top Secret (Val Kilmer)
    The Score (Ed Norton, Robert DeNiro)
    The Professional (Jean Reno)
    Ronin (Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno)


    Yes! Top Secret! There's a lot of people out there who don't know that movie. That's a classic! One of my favorite comedies.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:59 am
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    Deadman


    Most people haven't seen Dead Man, and it's a damn shame.


    Great movie and the soundtrack was AMAZING......and I am about as far from a Neil Young fan as you can possibly be. Plus Gibby Haynes and Iggy Pop have cameos!


    The scene with Billy Bob Thornton talking about the sun going out cracked me up. And if we're talking about Jarmusch, how about Broken Flowers?
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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:36 pm
  • Life of Pi. Even though Ang won best director, this movie was underhyped and is a very enjoyable movie.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:06 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:Life of Pi. Even though Ang won best director, this movie was underhyped and is a very enjoyable movie.



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Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:14 pm
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    Largent80 wrote:Life of Pi. Even though Ang won best director, this movie was underhyped and is a very enjoyable movie.



    You can't win an Osv ar and be under rated. It's not possible.


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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:33 pm
  • Don't know how I feel about Broken Flowers, it kind of made me feel...well, that's about it.

    Here's a couple in my opinion...
    The Fall
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    Equilibrium
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Re: Underrated Movies
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:19 pm
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:You gals will bicker over anything.


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Re: Underrated Movies
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:33 am
  • Clocking in at about 50 minutes, it's not, strictly speaking, a movie, but The Comic Strip's Mr Jolly Lives Next Door is one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen on a television.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:19 am
  • Sarlacc83 wrote:The scene with Billy Bob Thornton talking about the sun going out cracked me up. And if we're talking about Jarmusch, how about Broken Flowers?


    You're mis-remembering that. It was Michael Wincott talking about the sun going out. Billy Bob Thornton played the part of 'Big George, part of Iggy Pop's crew in the movie.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:21 am
  • Hawkspur wrote:Clocking in at about 50 minutes, it's not, strictly speaking, a movie, but The Comic Strip's Mr Jolly Lives Next Door is one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen on a television.


    YES.

    People over here won't know about it, but oh my god what a laugh. Rick Mayall and Ade Edmondson at their finest.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:19 am
  • Tech Worlds wrote:Better Off Dead


    I'm only about 20 minutes into this movie and I can already tell that it's awesome. I can't believe I haven't seen this before! So much "tongue in cheek" comedy, and I didn't even think this sort of thing existed before 1990.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:47 pm
  • A lot of my fav movies have already been mentioned so I wonder how under rated they actually are. A couple I havn't seen mentioned yet that I think are underrated:

    Lesbian Vampire Killers. That movie caught me so off guard and is possibly the funniest movie I've ever seen.

    Blood of Hero's- Low budget (actually a high budget movie parading as a low budget movie) Simple yet entertaining especially the last match.

    Romeo and Julliet with Decaprio. One of my favorite movies ever. Brilliant.

    Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift. The Red headed step child of the franchise. My favorite of the Bunch...actually I like 1 and 5 almost as much but those movies had the advantage of having the original cast.

    Gattica.

    In Time.

    Star Wars episodes 1-3. I don't care what anyone else says, I love those movies as much as the episodes 4-6. A lot of the backlash I feel lays with ppl romanticizing the original trilogy while at the same time not being able to see past the things they dislike about the newer trilogy to see the entirity of the movies. I actually find the newer movies superior in almost every way. (I still hate Jar Jar thou)

    It's hard to decide what is underrated because most of my friends have similar tastes in movie's and I can't remember which movies were popular at the time they were in theatres. I'm trying to think of movies I liked but have heard bad things about or never heard of before I watched them.

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Re: Underrated Movies
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:07 pm
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis)
    The Professional (Jean Reno)
    Ronin (Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno)


    3 of my favorite movies. Did you ever see the "alternate" ending of Ronin? Hated it. How could they do that to one of my favorite Irish girls?

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Re: Underrated Movies
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:33 pm
  • ShyCheetah wrote:A lot of my fav movies have already been mentioned so I wonder how under rated they actually are. A couple I havn't seen mentioned yet that I think are underrated:

    Lesbian Vampire Killers. That movie caught me so off guard and is possibly the funniest movie I've ever seen.

    Blood of Hero's- Low budget (actually a high budget movie parading as a low budget movie) Simple yet entertaining especially the last match.

    Romeo and Julliet with Decaprio. One of my favorite movies ever. Brilliant.

    Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift. The Red headed step child of the franchise. My favorite of the Bunch...actually I like 1 and 5 almost as much but those movies had the advantage of having the original cast.

    Gattica.

    In Time.

    Star Wars episodes 1-3. I don't care what anyone else says, I love those movies as much as the episodes 4-6. A lot of the backlash I feel lays with ppl romanticizing the original trilogy while at the same time not being able to see past the things they dislike about the newer trilogy to see the entirity of the movies. I actually find the newer movies superior in almost every way. (I still hate Jar Jar thou)

    It's hard to decide what is underrated because most of my friends have similar tastes in movie's and I can't remember which movies were popular at the time they were in theatres. I'm trying to think of movies I liked but have heard bad things about or never heard of before I watched them.

    Shy

    PS, to the dude that mentioned Layer Cake, that is easily one of my favorite movies. Welcome to the layer cake son.


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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:28 pm
  • The Radish wrote:The Professional (Jean Reno)

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    I don't know of anyone who thinks that the Professional isn't as good as it is. Everyone I have ever spoken to regarding it, loved the movie. I don't think it could be called Underrated.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:56 pm
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    RolandDeschain wrote:Last Action Hero. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, campy action-comedy that I really enjoy.)

    Def one of my favorites.

    The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis)
    Top Secret (Val Kilmer)
    The Score (Ed Norton, Robert DeNiro)
    The Professional (Jean Reno)
    Ronin (Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno)


    Yes! Top Secret! There's a lot of people out there who don't know that movie. That's a classic! One of my favorite comedies.

    Neek!!!

    Wasn't sure if anyone would remember it.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:58 pm
  • The Radish wrote:The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis)
    The Professional (Jean Reno)
    Ronin (Robert DeNiro, Jean Reno)


    3 of my favorite movies. Did you ever see the "alternate" ending of Ronin? Hated it. How could they do that to one of my favorite Irish girls?

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    Nope....never saw it.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:02 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:25 pm
  • I gotta agree with Willow, I loved that movie and I think it makes me a little... racist maybe, that watching tyrion in game of thrones reminded me of that movie.

    Also Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is friggin awesome, and should be seen by everyone.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:24 pm
  • SilNWest wrote:Also Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is friggin awesome, and should be seen by everyone.


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Re: Underrated Movies
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:31 am
  • Love the hard way- adrien brody
    clockers- spike lee- not really sure if i would call this underrated< but seems like we are using the term loosely.
    city of gods and sin nombre- both foriegn gangster-life in third world ghettos movies- both were critically acclaimed but I m sure alot of Americans didnt see.
    Gentlemen Broncos- LOVE this comedy-kind of Napoleon Dynamite style movie
    Things to do in Denver when youre Dead-Andy Garcia, christopher Walken-gangster movie
    I hope they serve beer in hell- comedy like the hangover
    black dynamite-modern blacxploitation movie they ended up making a animated series out of.
    Big Fan- Awesome football movie! Twisted, very creative movie!
    Felon-Val Kilmer- one of the most realistic prison movies youll see.
    Life is hot in cracktown-Intense drug addiction movie like requiem for a dream.

    I wanted to list a bunch more but they seem too mainstream to me! Half of these are questionable if they qualify for underrated?
    I d love to hear your guys opinions on any of these!
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Re: Underrated Movies
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:25 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Willow

    The Usual Suspects



    Funny, me who hates that kind of stuff really liked Willow. Don't remember it being underrated at all.

    And The Usual Suspects?

    Got big time attention in all the media. Daughter suggested I see it and loved it!

    "Really? I live in Queens". hahahahaha

    My favorite quote from that show tho was "Old McDonald had a farm, eieio. And on this farm he shot some guys".

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Re: Underrated Movies
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:45 am
  • A Bronx Tale was pretty friggin good.
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