Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Underrated Movies You Should Check Out

- "True Romance" and "Jackie Brown": Tarantino's two unheralded films, both of which are excellent with engaging characters that you grow to attached to, and of course Tarantino's classic amazing dialogue.

- "Happythankyoumoreplease": An indie film that got very little publicity, it is directed/written by/stars Josh Radnor ("Ted" from How I Met Your Mother). If you like the show, you will LOVE the movie, as it tracks three sets of New Yorkers- all connected to each other struggling in their professional/romantic/social lives. It is a movie about being in life as a 20-something, one that everyone will be able to relate to in some way, featuring a couple excellent performers, and an A+ soundtrack.

- "LA Confidential": It won a bunch of awards, but nobody ever mentions it in their favorites list, which is a crime. It stars Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, and Guy Pearce, as three very different types of cops in 1950's L.A. who become drawn into three different cases all of which are intertwined. The grittiness of this film, as well as the strength of its leads especially Kim Basinger as a SMOKING HAWT prostitute make this my favorite cop drama of all time.

- "Ratatouille": The Pixar film that probably gets the least amount of love is also my favorite. The concept is silly: a rat who happens to be a culinary genius teams up with a goofy white kid to transform a declining restaurant into the powerhouse it once was. Laughs, great music, and pure Pixar magic all around.

- "Lucky Number Slevin": I won't give anything away, but if you like quirky, witty dialogue, an all-star cast, and a great mystery story that keeps you laughing all the while, this is the movie for you. The A+ ending will have you cheering for more.

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