Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Movie Mention

Bubblehead of renowned TSSP recently posted Movie Night!, which lists his favorites in fourteen (yes, 14) categories. While happy we share two (2) favorites, M.E. entirely avoids some of BH's genres altogether (in film media only: animated, fantasy, romance, musical).
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While M.E. generally detests all animations, my closest favorite would be a rare postcard.
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My romance entertainment is monopolized quite well by Mrs. M.E., and our adventures have usually been incredibly magical!
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One of the best science fiction movies on my list had a one-word title, which was soon forgotten.
The video rental establishment (out of business long ago, of course) could not tell me which titles I had previously rented (Bravo, Netflix!). After all manner of searches (by actor, description, plot, etc. since 2006, M.E. finally gave up the search). Was it really science fiction at all? Devotees of scifi know that the genre has the lowest percentage satisfiers of any.
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RECOMMENDED SLEEPERS [= unexpected hits] available on Netflix (IMDB ratings)
listed in no particular order
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Scifi time travel - Crusade: A March Through Time [Crusade in Jeans] (2006) 6.1
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Period Pieces (based on true story) - Stone of Destiny (2008) 6.7
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Drama - Diamond Men (2000) 7.1
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Foreign adventure saga - Arn: The Knight Templar (2007) 6.4
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Sub documentary - National Geographic: Lost Subs: Disaster at Sea (2002) 7.9
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Island movies -
- Mob life (residents hated it, few others watched) - Staten Island (2007) 4.1
- Russian drama -The Island [Ostrov] (2007) 7.8
Film opens during the Second World War where a German destroyer escort seizes a small barge that transports coal. Later, a submariner's death in the Bering Sea is mentioned in passing.
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Crime comedy - Crime Spree (2003) 6.4
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Reality, educational - Pawn Stars (2009-) 8.6
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Submarines are always silent and strange.

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2 Comments:

At 24 February, 2011 00:10, Blogger Tom Goering said...

I am a big fan of Pawn Stars. My last visit to Vegas, the wife and I stopped by the shop - good times.

 
At 27 February, 2011 12:05, Blogger Vigilis said...

Outstanding!

 

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