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Posted 2014-January-19, 14:39

View Postggwhiz, on 2014-January-18, 14:07, said:

The Fearless Vampire Killers by Roman Polanski was Sharon Tates last movie was very funny but seems to have skipped the late night tv circuit.

When I went to college in the 80's and worked in the club that showed movies on campus, this would show up periodically in our annual sci-fi movie marathon.

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Posted 2014-January-19, 17:20

Sounds like the instructions that say "a ten year old could do it!"

Fine. Find me a ten year old. ;)
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Posted 2014-January-19, 19:37

My 2012 favorite was "The Artist". I won free tickets for two to this movie in some obscure contest on Facebook, and i went with my 10 yo son to watch it. As we signed up at the desk the clerk kept repeating to us "this is a black and white mute movie, you know that - right?" She kept looking at my son, probably thinking "Oh, poor kid, the films his mom makes him watch..." In the end my son loved the movie and he even caught a few things that I had missed. Not gonna spoil your fun, but if you have a chance to watch this movie I think it's worth it :)

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Posted 2014-January-19, 20:42

View Postdiana_eva, on 2014-January-19, 19:37, said:

My 2012 favorite was "The Artist". I won free tickets for two to this movie in some obscure contest on Facebook, and i went with my 10 yo son to watch it. As we signed up at the desk the clerk kept repeating to us "this is a black and white mute movie, you know that - right?" She kept looking at my son, probably thinking "Oh, poor kid, the films his mom makes him watch..." In the end my son loved the movie and he even caught a few things that I had missed. Not gonna spoil your fun, but if you have a chance to watch this movie I think it's worth it :)

Hi Diana, not sure a three year old best picture Oscar winner qualifies as obscure. :)
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Posted 2014-January-20, 05:13

View Postdwar0123, on 2014-January-19, 20:42, said:

Hi Diana, not sure a three year old best picture Oscar winner qualifies as obscure. :)


LOL I didn't know it won the Oscar. Ah well... I'd better do my googling first :)

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Posted 2014-January-27, 01:56

I seem to have no problem in finding obscure movies; my only worry is will anyone else enjoy them.

That said, let me offer "The Shadow Dancer": a gritty little tale about "the troubles" in Belfast. It's taut but not excessively violent, and probably true to life. A word of warning: either I've lost my ear for female Northern Irish accents, or I'm losing my hearing, or there's a problem with the sound. Probably worth watching but not worth searching for.

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Posted 2014-February-03, 05:44

one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen is The Cave of The Yellow Dog. http://en.wikipedia...._the_Yellow_Dog
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Posted 2014-February-03, 20:27

Congratulations. Surely that must be the most obscure movie mentioned so far!

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Posted 2014-February-14, 10:39

1956) The Girl Can't Help It)

Plot: This movie is considered one of the earliest rock and roll films. Fats Domino, Julie London, Eddie Fontaine, Little Richard (who sings the theme song), Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran are among the singers who have cameos in the film.

Jayne plays "Jerri Jordon", the girlfriend of one time top mobster "Fats Murdoch" (Edmond O'Brien) His desire is to turn his nobody of a girlfriend into a singing sensation and he hires one time top agent, but now down on his luck, Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to promote her and make her into a success. The problem is, Jerri doesn't want anything to do with a career, she just wants to be a wife. Things start to go wrong as Jerri and Tom realize they are falling in love with each other...where does that leave Fats?

More info: Jayne was very hopeful that Warner Brothers would offer her good quality roles after her work in The Burglar but she was surprised when they dropped her. Her agent told her to not worry, he would get her work on Broadway, but she wasn't too impressed with that idea. She wanted to be a movie star. But, she went to New York and auditioned for a part in George Axelrod's Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and got the part of Rita Marlowe. The play was a success and while working on it, she was offered a role in the film The Girl Can't Help It . So, while not working on Broadway,she was busy filming The Girl Can't Help It . The play, Rock Hunter, eventually closed after 20th Century Fox bought the rights to it, so they could turn it into a movie starring you guessed it... Jayne.

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Posted 2014-February-14, 11:03

I saw "The Girl Can't Help It" when it first came out. "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" is my favorite Jayne Mansfield movie. She does a self-aware self-satire and is very good at it. She was the butt of jokes (any double entendre not really intended) but she was laughing all the way to the bank. For anyone too young to know (and they probably don't care), Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order SVU is her daughter.
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Posted 2014-March-26, 01:10

Saw a movie, "Winter's bone", which strangely impressed me. It's about hill-billies and seems chillingly authentic.

Now this may well not be an obscure movie in the US. After all it stars Jennifer Lawrence and has won a Sundance award.

I can't see it making the main cinema circuit in Australia, more like an art-house movie.

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Posted 2014-March-26, 04:26

View PostScarabin, on 2014-March-26, 01:10, said:

Saw a movie, "Winter's bone", which strangely impressed me. It's about hill-billies and seems chillingly authentic.

Now this may well not be an obscure movie in the US. After all it stars Jennifer Lawrence and has won a Sundance award.

I can't see it making the main cinema circuit in Australia, more like an art-house movie.

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I really liked it too. It was kind of a breakthrough role for JLaw but I think not many people know about it. I definitely find her performance in Winter's Bone more impressive than her Oscar-winning one in the Silver Linings film. But I would never have seen Winter's Bone if it wasn't for her Oscar.
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Posted 2014-March-26, 09:01

I recently watched The Cruise, Bennett Miller's documentary about legendary New York City bus tour guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch. This was Miller's first film. He has since directed Capote, MoneyBall and Foxcatcher (upcoming). Reviewer Tad Friend described Miller's films as "marked by disaffection; they avoid homilies or uplift in favor of a kind of sparkling glumness."

I also saw Shepard & Dark. Sam Shepard is a fascinating, charming, brutally honest, self-centered loner who, in his own words, "keeps making the same mistakes over and over."
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Posted 2014-March-27, 00:16

View Postgwnn, on 2014-March-26, 04:26, said:

I really liked it too. It was kind of a breakthrough role for JLaw but I think not many people know about it. I definitely find her performance in Winter's Bone more impressive than her Oscar-winning one in the Silver Linings film. But I would never have seen Winter's Bone if it wasn't for her Oscar.


Good to hear. I am glad I'm not alone in liking this movie.

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Posted 2014-March-27, 00:53

View PostScarabin, on 2014-March-26, 01:10, said:

Saw a movie, "Winter's bone", which strangely impressed me. It's about hill-billies and seems chillingly authentic.

Now this may well not be an obscure movie in the US. After all it stars Jennifer Lawrence and has won a Sundance award.

I can't see it making the main cinema circuit in Australia, more like an art-house movie.

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It was nominated for best picture so it can't be that obscure! But it was one of the lowest box office draws to get nominated, so I agree not many people have seen it.
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Posted 2014-March-27, 22:09

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It was nominated for best picture so it can't be that obscure! But it was one of the lowest box office draws to get nominated, so I agree not many people have seen it.


I guess I should have Googled it. I did suspect it might be too good to be obscure.

I find good movies often leave some unanswered questions:

(1) I take it Ree & Teardrop's final conversation means Teardrop put up part of Jessup's bail money?

(2) What clue caused Teardrop to know Jessup's killer? I think there was a clue just before Teardrop rescued Ree from Thump Milton, but this was before he arrived?

(3) Who was Ray? Teardrop took an axe to his truck?

Anyone got the answers?

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Posted 2014-March-27, 23:16

I loved the movie.

Safe to say I have no idea who or of what you ask.
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Posted 2014-March-28, 03:13

A Belgian Movie:
"Calvaire".
Google "calvaire dance scene", it will give you an idea of the obscurity.
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Posted 2014-March-28, 05:13

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I loved the movie.

Safe to say I have no idea who or of what you ask.


Ree, Teardrop, Jessup, Thump Milton, Ray, are all characters in Winter's Bone. Ree is the leading part, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Teardrop is her uncle, Jessup her father. Thump Milton is the leader of the Milton clan/family/gang. Ray is one of his henchmen and, I think, Jessup's direct killer.

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Posted 2014-March-28, 05:22

View PostVampyr, on 2014-January-17, 04:36, said:

I am very curious how this book was made into a film, because the book (which I really enjoyed) was narrated by Death.

Having read and liked the book, I was prepared to be disappointed by the film, which is just as well because I was.
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