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Old 05-15-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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'The Red Violin'. It's 'star' is Sam Jackson, but there's no cursing, no guns...it's not a movie, it's a film, if you can dig it.

So yeah, 'The Red Violin'. It follows the course of a rare, one-of-a-kind violin through history, from its creation in the 17th century to the present day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3feDUcDRNAg
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Bubba Ho-Tep.

“Bubba Ho-Tep is about foul-mouthed ancient mummies, conspiracy theories, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. It’s also a surprisingly layered tale about growing old, regrets, and redemption. And it stars Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley. Is this the perfect B-movie? If not, it’s damn near close.: deadspin-quote-carrot-aligned-w-bgr-2



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa9331xmvhg
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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Oh yeah...anything by Troma films. Oh the memories of Troma.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vno5JCCDKIA
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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What are we gonna do about him?

I don't know dear. We could always strangle him while he's asleep.



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Old 05-16-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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Search And Destroy (1995) with a great cast of Griffin Dunne, Dennis Hopper, Rosanna Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Illeana Douglas, Christopher Walken, John Turturro, and Martin Scorsese (in an acting role).

Not a great flick by any means, it is one of the more amusing and engrossing "mediocre" movies ever. <---How is that for a tagline?

Dennis Hopper plays a late night TV self-help guru who has written a self-help book based on his own experiences ("after 20 years of screw up behavior", as he puts it). Career loser Griffin Dunne wants to make a film based on the book, despite having no money to do so. Christopher Walken, a charming and debonair drug dealer, turns out to be an obsessed fan of the very same book and agrees to help Dunne get the dough. As one might expect when enlisting Christopher Walken for anything, really weird trouble ensues...

This movie almost always rates a **1/2 rating by most reviewers, and I can't really quarrel with that much, although I'd offer a full ***. Without spoiling the movie, I'll just say there are some flaws in it. However, the performances by the actors are absolutely perfect for their roles, the writing is sharp and witty, the story is compelling and provides some great twists, and there is even some substance to some of its themes...

I was thoroughly entertained by it, but I came away thinking "I can't put my finger on it, but it should have been better..."

And yet, despite this lukewarm-sounding assessment, I would heartily recommend this film to anyone who likes the work of any of those named above. You'll enjoy it, even if you wish it were something just a little more...

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUppySYjHY
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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If you're hoping to get people to watch it, don't you think it would help to discuss why you like it?
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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If you're hoping to get people to watch it, don't you think it would help to discuss why you like it?
You're right.

Above, I posted the trailer to The Boys Next Door, a relic from 1985 that starred a very young Charlie Sheen, in his second major role (he was in Red Dawn before that), and Maxwell Caulfield — "that guy" from Grease 2 who went from geek boy to greaser stud in ninety minutes.

Charlie and Maxwell play Bo and Roy, respectively, two friends who have no other friends. They're about to graduate high school and have absolutely no idea what to do next. That's not a good thing when a guy like Roy is about to come unhinged. And so it happens that they make an impromptu trip to Los Angeles and then people they run across start dying.

It's a dark chronicle of a movie that holds no punches, excuses itself from self-awareness, and has no happy ending.

Btw, the film was directed by Penelope Spheeris, of The Decline of Western Civilization and Wayne's World fame.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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This Is England. One of my favorite movies of all-time, criminally underrated. Stephan Graham gave the best performance of his career in this film.

It's about a young boy who ends up being brainwashed and joining an nationalist hate group in 1980s England.

Powerful, powerful stuff. 93% on Rottentomatoes.


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Old 05-18-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Fire In The Sky (1993)

One of the best alien-abduction movies I've seen, and it's based on a true story, too.
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