Fabulous Movies you've never heard about

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    solarplexus - not here - Staff Member

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    "The Man from Earth" (2007)


    The movie takes place in one room. That's right. One room.

    The movie is driven solely by the screenplay/story, written by Jerome Bixby (best known for his work in sci-fi, e.g. "Star Trek", "Twilight Zone").

    Yes this is a sci-fi movie, but do not expect any CGI or action scenes.

    Fantastic FANTASTIC movie that makes you *think*.

    Anything is possible! Even within the realm of science.


    IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 from 59,315 users


     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    nein nein nein! i've heard about it. watched it. and perhaps, i will watch it again :p
     
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    Oh hush! LOL
    I am rewatching it again just now :) The idea is sooo gripping.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Gotta watch this one. Loved the story!
     
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    BkrevWlevqe RAIDer

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    Saw it for the first time in 2010. Great movie, one that I like to watch 2-4 times a year. It's soothing.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Garden State

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    IMDB Rating: (7.7/10)
    Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman

    Brilliant movie with a fantastic Soundtrack ..(the shortest description I can give)
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    watched the movie in the OP long back, may be 08 or 09. A fascinating movie indeed.
     
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    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Nucleus RAID Rookie

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    Good thread. Thanks.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    salo
    Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975) - IMDb
    Review:
    Pier Paolo Pasolini, as is well known, was murdered not long after he finished work on this, his most audacious and confrontational film, yet even the most casual viewing of SALO begs the question - had he not been murdered, would he have taken his own life anyway? Every sequence, every shot and practically every moment of this film is so burdened with despair, barely concealed rage and a towering disgust with the human race, one gets the impression that Pasolini was barely hanging onto life - and any attendant shreds of hope - by his fingernails. Although ostensibly an adaptation of one of DeSade's most depraved works channeled through the horrifying excesses of the Second World War with the Fascist ruling classes as its (authentically vile) villains, SALO also contains a lot of contemporary criticism - Pasolini hated the modern world, and explained the stomach-churning 'banquet of s**t' as a none-too-subtle attack on the encroaching global domination of the fast food chains. (The scenes of sexual excess can similarly be read as a despairing attack on the permissive society - those who come to SALO expecting titillation or B-movie sleaze will be sorely disappointed.) Beyond the nihilistic content, which has been well documented elsewhere, the film has an overall mood that seems to have been engineered to make the viewer thoroughly depressed. Shot on washed-out, faded film stock using primarily static cameras, long shots, choppy editing and very few cutaways, SALO has a visual style reminiscent of cinema-verite documentary. Add to this the unnerving use of big band music, piano dirges and the (intentionally?) scrappy post-dubbed dialogue, and the distancing effect on the viewer is complete. SALO comes across as one long primal scream of rage, designed to shake the viewer out of his complacency, and in this respect, the film succeeds unequivocally. Whether or not you would care to watch this more than once, or indeed for 'entertainment', is another matter, but SALO is an important film that demands a careful viewing ONLY by those prepared for it.
     
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    Time to rewatch it!! :p
     
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    Gonna give salo a watch.

    And anyone seen United 93?
     
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    12 Angry Men.
     
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    Requiem for a dream.
     
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    This movie and I - we are in a love-hate relationship.

    It's soo good, that I am never ever EVER watching it again. Just once was.. OMG.
     
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    uhhh Description guys?
     
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    Source code was epic! If only there could be a sequel to it.
     
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    People people .. movies which others dont know about ..
     

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