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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:50 pm
  • 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)
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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:52 pm
  • Ya, Groundhog Day

    I'll add a silly favorite: The Man Who Knew Too Little (Bill Murray)
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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:58 pm
  • SHOCKER315 wrote:Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan

    I know its popular movie, but from a film making point of view, I really think the screenwriting (theme, story arc, dialog, and characters) is really underrated, (because of its sci-fi genre).

    Its a tight script and a solid movie from start to finish, which is why its so memorable among fans. It has more quotable moments than all the other Trek films combined. It almost single handily made the Trek movie franchise, and they have been trying to copy aspects of this film of it ever since.



    BTW, the same could be said of the original Karate Kid.



    I think you're overstating a bit. There was lots of flash about this show and it was one of the most popular of the "Kirk" movies. And boy wasn't that Savik something in those early days??

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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:49 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:22 pm
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Re: Underrated Movies
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:24 pm
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    Silent Running
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    Can't buy me Love ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092718/ )
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:08 am
  • Rocket wrote:Zebski - good call on Black Snake Moan !!!


    Love that movie.

    I'll add A Serious Man. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite Coen Brothers movie.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 pm
  • 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.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:42 pm
  • Hurt Locker won Best Picture at the Oscars. I think that disqualifies it as underrated.

    Gone Baby Gone I agree with 100%. Wall-E was great.
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Re: Underrated Movies
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm
  • 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?
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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
  • pehawk wrote:Image


    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
  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
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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:
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    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
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    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
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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
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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.

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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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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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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
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    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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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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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.

    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
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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