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    Anyone seen any underrated movies lately?

    I've always loved Miller's Crossing, imo THE smartest Gangster film, the dialogue absolutely owns, the cinematorgraphy is gorgeous.

    When Albert Finney's character Leo plays artist with the Thompson machinegun to the tune of Danny boy, that shit send shivers up my spine.

    And I loved how you never totally knew who was double crossing who until the end, the "plays" might not have been plays, and we see that our relectant anti-hero who comes off as a woosy, is probably the most heartless dude in the whole film but closing time.

    Awesome, in every sense of the word, a real grower.


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    Miller's Crossing - Very good movie! I've recommended it to many of my friends.

    U-Turn. With Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and J-Lo. Very smart and cool movie.
    Directed by Oliver Stone. Actually, I'm not sure if this one counts, but I don't remember hearing much about it when it came out.

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    Its been out for a while, but I'll liked Tears of the Sun alot. ITs the one with Bruce Willis, he is leader of a SEAL team and they go in to rescue that doctor (whos extremely hot) and end up taking out the whole village. Some cool war scenes.

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    Paranoia 1.0.. just saw it over the weekend.. pretty sleepy movie until the end when you start to know whats really going on... and it has on of those.. "Oh shit" "wait" "ummmm" "does that mean that..." ending... also, Swimming pool was rather good as well... Tears of the sun was ok.... Touching.. yeah.... not as touching as Hotel Rowanda though... that movie great... The Salton Sea was a movie that come out and didnt stir any attention but was great... You think the whole movie is about one thing until the end.... It starred Val Kilmer....
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    "deathwatch" turned out to be really nice, check it out.
    "Life Aquatic" Was brilliant, but too subtle for some.

    "The March of the Penguins" Was fuckin awesome --- a bit sappy, but great for kids and an awesome documentary.

    "Solaris" was very nice, and the last truely great science-fiction (not fantasy) ... really damn spooky too.

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    Batman Begins.

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    Sammy - Wasn't Deathwatch the one where those guys are stuck in the trenches during WWI, and an evil force starts killing them? If so, that was a pretty decent movie. Reminded me of The Keep.

    I just watched Cube Zero a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty cool.

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    Equilibrium (you all have probably seen it)

    Vanilla Sky one of my all time favorite movies...probably liked it for personal reasons

    Ginger Snaps back trilogy (werewolf movies)
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    one good movie i like and never heard alot about is Anti-Trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy
    "Life Aquatic" Was brilliant, but too subtle for some.

    "The March of the Penguins" Was fuckin awesome --- a bit sappy, but great for kids and an awesome documentary.
    Both of those seconded!

    "Freaked" just came out on special edition DVD a few weeks ago. It's a comedy from 1993 that was before its time (or maybe in-between its times, it was post-Airplane and pre-South Park) and never saw much exposure at all. I'd definitely recommend it.

    And of course Kung Fu Hustle came out today!



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    "Below" - it's a WWII ghost story that takes place on an American sub.

    "City of Lost Children" - don't know what it was about, but the visuals were amazing!

    "Brain Donors" - if you like quick-witted comedies in the style of The Marx Brothers, rent this. One of John Turturro's best movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0kelvin
    "Freaked" just came out on special edition DVD a few weeks ago. It's a comedy from 1993 that was before its time (or maybe in-between its times, it was post-Airplane and pre-South Park) and never saw much exposure at all. I'd definitely recommend it.
    freaked was great! i don't remember too much about it, but i remember it was fantastic. i dont even remember who played in it, it's been so long.

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    I rented Solaris about a month ago, and I have to concur that it is of a rare breed. It's the sort of science fiction where science and technology serve as a setting to reveal a part of ourselves to which we might not otherwise have had access. Very pretty film. It would go on my shelf next to Gattaca, another one that was too smart for America the Free (of critical thought).

    And consider The Life Aquatic thirded. Slick photography, brilliant humor, every joke a facet of genius. I love the DEEP SEARCH tattoo gag...

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    Cube and Hypercube are both must see movies in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by talbot
    City of Lost Children- don't know what it was about, but the visuals were amazing!

    That was an excellent movie. I'll gladly second that.

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    CUBE (only the first movie)
    STALKER (some older russian member may know this one..i dont think it was ever released to amerika . its from Andrej Tarkowskij. A great director ! He also did the original "Solaris" movie (not the new one with George Clooney))
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    I've always thought Gattaca was an underrated flick. I don't really remember whether it got a lot of publicity when it came out. I watched it recently and aside from a couple of cheeseball callbacks it still held up.

    I saw March of the Penguins recently too. Although I liked it, I thought it was a little short on information to be a good documentary.

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    Ameros Peros

    Ameros Peros is a mexican movie where three stories that run into eachother. One is about a dog fighter, another is about a bum assasain and the other is about a mexican soapstar.

    This is one of the most brutal films I have ever seen, but it's definately the best foriegn film I have ever seen. I usually hate foriegn films, because I don't like reading my movies, but this one is real intuitive. The acting is so good you may not even need subtitles.


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    Super Troopers. It's like if Police Academy had been directed by Trey Parker.
    Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil...prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...

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    How much time do you have I can list em all day

    City of God

    Only came out in small theatres a few months ago. One of the Awesomest depictions of gang life in a foreign country.

    James Journey to Jerusalem.

    Also only in small theatres a few months ago. Shows how a kid who really has faith in this world has to learn about the harsh realities. He journeys to jeruselum to find god and instead finds corruption and his religious enthusiasm to do good gets rewarded with jail.

    Devils Rejects

    I don't know if this was well received or not. But I was totally surprised by how good it was. Had that feel of those great 70's B movies and was actually really well done something these new assembly line formula movies have not been able to do. Had a really weird twisted but funny feel to it which is hard to pull off. I was expecting another stupid horror movie like house of wax or texas chainsaw massacre but got a really smart and stylish thriller. a refreshing change to the movies these days which have no soul.
    I have a new respect for Rob Zombie I never thought I would. Was expecting More Dee Snyder crap and instead got Melvin Van peebles.

    Howls Moving Castle

    I got lost in its weird fantasy world which I never wanted to leave.

    Seize the Day.

    With Robin Williams. Shows how Robin Williams Comic style really makes for interesting and strong stuff when he does Drama. Shows how a comedian who does drama should be executed. Something I think Jim Carrey is capable of if he would just get the right kind of roles.

    Fist of the North Star. (The anime one not the stupid live action remake)

    One of the greatest examples of the heroes journey Done right. A hero must be totally ripped apart in order to find his true power and this movie does this better than any I have seen. If a live action motion picture could duplicate what it did it would be one of the awesomest action movies ever made.

    oops I think something is burning have to pick this up later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muircheartach
    Super Troopers. It's like if Police Academy had been directed by Trey Parker.
    I freakin' LOVE that movie.
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    I've got The City of God on DVD, it's old though, 2002.


    Oh, and Coming to America is greatly underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asoir
    I've got The City of God on DVD, it's old though, 2002.
    woa. Hold it. 2002? Yeah, thats some old shit




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    Session 9.

    great, creepy movie about an asbestos removal crew at an old insane asylum.

    i highly recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKECORRIERO
    Just rented and watched Machinist tonight with Christian Bale, where he basically starved himself down to skin and bone for this role. Not a Spectacular movie, but a Good one. It was interesting and sickening just to look at the lengths the actor went to for this character.
    I saw that advertised and thought it looked like a pretty good film, I heard the crew were amazed how thin he got.

    Denart - Well 3 years is pretty old but it's an amazing movie anyway, WATCH IT!

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    yeah....i haven't seen it lately, but i always thought disney's treasure planet was a really great film.
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    Iron Giant - One of the best 2-D animated movies and massively underrated imo

    Dark City - Cool and stylish, with a lot of good actors

    City of Lost Children was also great. I've always considered Alien:Ressurection to be it's spiritual cousin since the director's style is so apparent in both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pan
    Iron Giant - One of the best 2-D animated movies and massively underrated imo

    Dark City - Cool and stylish, with a lot of good actors

    City of Lost Children was also great. I've always considered Alien:Ressurection to be it's spiritual cousin since the director's style is so apparent in both.
    Definitely seconded, all around.

    I didn't realise he did Alien: Resurrection, but now that you mention it I should've noticed. But then I only saw Alien: Resurrection the one time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssenkrah Semaj
    Equilibrium (you all have probably seen it)

    Vanilla Sky one of my all time favorite movies...probably liked it for personal reasons

    Ginger Snaps back trilogy (werewolf movies)
    I totally agree with Vanilla Sky, but its almost a complete ripoff of the spanish version in which Penelope Cruz plays the same character.

    Also anything by Jeneut is pretty damn awesome, especially visually, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen and Amelie are such cool movies.

    Also, anything by Hiyao Miyazaki - his anime's transcend genres, his storytelling is magical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKECORRIERO
    I've been wondering about "Millers Crossing"? because I like O brother Where Art Thou and Raising Arizona and Barton Fink.. Although Barton Fink at times can be a tad slow..the symbolism is quite interesting and the movie keeps you "thinking". Your not quite sure whats ..really.. going on.

    Is millers crossing in b&w though, for some reason I keep thinking it is.
    No Mike, miller's crossing is in clor, but the pallette is very restrained with earth tones, a gorgeously shot movie.

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