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Interstate 60

 

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

 

This is a fun and fascinating movie, written and directed by Bob Gale who wrote the Back To The Future films. Takes ages to get going but once his road trip begins there are numerous stories and cameos from the likes of Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd (sadly they don't share a scene), Kurt Russel, Chris Cooper, Amy Smart and Gary Oldman.

 

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10 minutes ago, Chadruharazzeb said:

Interstate 60

 

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

 

This is a fun and fascinating movie, written and directed by Bob Gale who wrote the Back To The Future films. Takes ages to get going but once his road trip begins there are numerous stories and cameos from the likes of Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd (sadly they don't share a scene), Kurt Russel, Chris Cooper, Amy Smart and Gary Oldman.

 

Watch it!

Yes! It's so 90s even though it was made in 2002.

 

Talking of road movies, Dead End is worth a look as is Two Lane Blacktop.

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Dellamorte Dellamore - I've spoilered the trailer because it's NSFW as it has gore and boobies. It's about a chap who guards a cemetery where the dead come back to life at night. It's in the same comedy vein as Peter Jackson's Braindead. It's also called Cemetery Man.

 

I will also add Braindead - the baby scene in that where the baby is taken to the park is just fabulous and the kung-fu vicar is always good value.

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Gozu

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361668/

 

Starry Eyes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2793490/

 

American Mary

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959332/

 

Jug Face

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620736/

 

Arcane Sorceror

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115564/

 

Black Sheep

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/

 

Housebound

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3504048/

 

Witching and Bitching

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404738/

 

They're Watching

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3096858/

 

Grace of My Heart

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116442/

 

Absentia

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610996/

 

Pontypool

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226681/

 

Grabbers

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525366/

 

and lastly..

 

Lake Mungo - I'm not going to put even a link to the IMDB page for it, don't look anything up about it, don't watch a trailer, don't read a synopsis - if you can find the DVD, don't even read the back of the box. Just watch it.

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6 hours ago, Grey Fox said:

Top Secret - easily my favourite of these sorts of films. Kilmer is brilliant in it and the songs are super catchy.

I watched it as a teenager and thought it was hilarious. Watched it many years later and was less impressed. Watched it a few years later whilst quite drunk and thought it was brilliant again. :) There are some fantastic bits in there. This visual gag is one of my very favourite moments of any spoof film.

 

 

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20 hours ago, milko said:

Does Dobermann count? 

 

Not sure if it's obscure enough. One of Vincent Cassell's breakthrough films, mega stylish and violent (and silly). I haven't seen it in years actually, hope it doesn't turn out I hate it now. The full movie looks to be on Youtube now too.

I've never heard of it so it certainly does count

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16 hours ago, kerraig UK said:

Millers Crossing is the best film that has ever been made. I want to meet someone who loves movies but hasn't seen Millers Crossing. I just want to lick their eyeballs while they watch it, to see what millers crossing first time tastes like.

Can't stand it. Terrible film

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1 hour ago, MarkN said:

I watched it as a teenager and thought it was hilarious. Watched it many years later and was less impressed. Watched it a few years later whilst quite drunk and thought it was brilliant again. :) There are some fantastic bits in there. This visual gag is one of my very favourite moments of any spoof film.

 

 

This  was huge when I was an early teen, classic 80s VHS nonsense, memorable primarily for the tits in the sand bit of the trailer, watching it back it lacks the finesse and pacing of Airplane! and Airplane II but it’s got some amazing gags

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I think Top Secret is their best. It has some clunkers for sure but theres so much going on. And it has this wonderfully mischievous surreal streak that I just love. When they're parachuting down and they have a kiss, in the background there's a crackling romantic fireplace with its own parachute. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Fierce Poodle said:

Le Quattro Volte. An Italian film about goat herding with almost no dialogue. Sounds a bit niche, but is actually hypnotically wonderful.

 

 

I've downloaded this (actually I encoded a copy for a site I'm on) but haven't been brave enough to watch it, I think you may have finally convinced me to give it a try!

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29 minutes ago, Minion said:

 

I've downloaded this (actually I encoded a copy for a site I'm on) but haven't been brave enough to watch it, I think you may have finally convinced me to give it a try!

 

Give it a go! You’ll either love it or you’ll be wondering how the hell you’re going to get those two hours of your life back. 

 

Edit: only 88 minutes as it turns out, so not that much of a time commitment.

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As much as I've enjoyed the discussion around Miller's Crossing it's not really an unearthed gem is it, I mean it's by the Coen Brother's ffs! Lets get weird in here. Le Quattro Volte is a perfect example!

 

This is fairly recent and was submitted to the Oscars by the Italians but I still don't think it's well known, I certainly didn't see any UK cinema release for it:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6802896/

 

It's really good, or at least I thought so.

 

 

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In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man.

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6 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

Tree of Wooden Clogs is my favourite Italian farming movie 

 

Wow. I thought you were being a facetious prick but no this actually exists and won the Palme D'or, thanks for the suggestion!

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1 hour ago, kerraig UK said:

I think Top Secret is their best. It has some clunkers for sure but theres so much going on. And it has this wonderfully mischievous surreal streak that I just love. When they're parachuting down and they have a kiss, in the background there's a crackling romantic fireplace with its own parachute. 

 

 

That’s totally fair but then it doesn’t change my view. It’s like 1941 - by no means my favourite Spielberg but I love that he made it

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3 hours ago, neoELITE said:

I enjoyed Housebound a lot @Creamstick - I am sure I watched it on Netflix.

 

Lake Mungo is a twisty fucker for sure. 

 

Housebound was my go-to comfort film for ages, then they removed it from Netflix :( 

 

I'm sure it'll be back on soon though! Although, Witching and Bitching hasn't been back, and it's been gone for a couple of years now.

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@Creamstick  grabbers is a brilliant under loved comedy - fun facts a friend of mine is one of the islanders trapped in the pub and is quite prominent in the movie.  (He is also in game of thrones quite a lot as an extra which someday I’ll make a post on as his rise from peasant to one of the masters via the red wedding is the real story! - seriously with his rise I actually expect him to be sitting on the iron throne at the end!)

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