Film Hidden Gems/Duds

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Jeff the Bear wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 2:51 am
RodneyRegis wrote:
clementinfrance wrote:
ukjim wrote:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2866360/

Coherence is a good sci-fi low budget headfucck
Bindi wrote:Primer. Almost the best sci-fi film ever made, and cost just $7000. Absolute mind fudge.
Other SCI-FI / Time travel films
The One I Love (2014) - A low budget film about relationships and identity that starts out as a run of the mill drama but then slowly becomes something else entirely. Great story and premise and very competent acting from the two protagonists (apparently a lot of the scenes were improvised). Stay well clear of spoilers before watching.

Infinite man (2014)
Aussie film with a tiny cast but great story...

Los Cronocrimenes - Time Crimes (2007)
Spanish sci-fi thiriller about a temporal paradox (Similar kind of story to the Infinite man - see above)

Triangle (2009)
Brit sci-fi/pyschological thriller exploring themes such as deja vu and paradoxes.
Time crimes is super.

Triangle is surprisingly good too considering the cast.

Just realised I have primer from some massive compilation I downloaded many years ago. Not sure if I ever watched it. Will give it a go tonight.
Primer is the biggest bag of shite ever. Not even close to being a good film, lets alone the best sci-fi film ever. As I've noted before, any film that requires the most convoluted flowchart in history to understand isn't a good story.
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It's maybe not a hidden gem, but if you want an underrated sci-fi that deals with similar themes of time travel, then Donnie Darko is the way to go.
Yes, I watched primer that evening. Dross.
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Anyway

suicide Kings
Gangster no. 1
Pi
The cell
king of ny
Brick

Watched brawl in cell block 99 yesterday. Not exactly a hidden gem but enjoyable nevertheless.
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I saw something I thought was decent the other day on Netflix. Didn’t get good reviews but I rated it fwiw. The kind of film you wouldn’t mind following the characters’ journeys afterwards.

Really good effort by Vince Vaughan imo, but good acting throughout. Definitely not typical Hollywood.
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jdogscoop wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 5:58 am Stranger than Fiction.

An excellent movie starring Will Ferrell in a rare serious role.

Great Sunday afternoon viewing.
Seen it three times. Love it.
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:((
Nieghorn wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 2:53 pm
camroc1 wrote:Not too sure any of these are hidden gems, but been viewing a load of early 70s conspiracy movies with my son :
The Conversation
Three days of the Condor
The Parallax View
All the Presidents men

All well worth looking at.
Three Days of the Condor always seemed to come on telly later at night when I was younger and the beginning pulls you right in, but I think three times I fell asleep not long after that. I eventually got around to finishing it, but like a lot of movies in that era for me, it draaaaags.
Channel 9 in Australia used to regularly show ‘The Guns of Navarone’ during prime time on Friday nights. Turns out it was the station owner’s favourite movie, and the only thing he watched was Channel 9.
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towny wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:30 pm I saw something I thought was decent the other day on Netflix. Didn’t get good reviews but I rated it fwiw. The kind of film you wouldn’t mind following the characters’ journeys afterwards.

Really good effort by Vince Vaughan imo, but good acting throughout. Definitely not typical Hollywood.
and the title is ........................................................
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LandOTurk wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:25 pm
towny wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:30 pm I saw something I thought was decent the other day on Netflix. Didn’t get good reviews but I rated it fwiw. The kind of film you wouldn’t mind following the characters’ journeys afterwards.

Really good effort by Vince Vaughan imo, but good acting throughout. Definitely not typical Hollywood.
and the title is ........................................................
Sorry!! :blush:

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Watched Boss Level
Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts
It's not bad man, not bad at all
Pleasantly surprised
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
When I was a kid I had a battletruck t-shirt. Kind of mad Max type of film from memory
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not_english wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
When I was a kid I had a battletruck t-shirt. Kind of mad Max type of film from memory
Same, and I can remember my Dad taking my sister and I to see it - in my head I thought it was mid 80s, but it was 82 so that would have been when I was 7.
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UncleFB wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:23 am
not_english wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
When I was a kid I had a battletruck t-shirt. Kind of mad Max type of film from memory
Same, and I can remember my Dad taking my sister and I to see it - in my head I thought it was mid 80s, but it was 82 so that would have been when I was 7.
My post was a pisstake, but I loved the film all the same. My brother is now an artist and as an early teen used cardboard to turn his bike into Hunter’s.
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not_english wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 pm
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:20 am Image
When I was a kid I had a battletruck t-shirt. Kind of mad Max type of film from memory
I also watched that. Not sure it belongs on this thread.
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Palm Springs. It's on Amazon.

Quite a clever irreverent comedy.
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It's hidden and it's a gem. What more do you want. https://youtu.be/MxsFiVRX6BE
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The Dry
Eric Bana
He does a good pic more regularly than not unlike most Hollywood types.
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