NMAs favorite cult films and obscure films double thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Oh yeah I forgot about let me in.
     
  2. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is supposedly good, too.
     
  3. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    Oh I love that one too, can't believe I forgot it.
     
  4. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Marketa Lazarova

    Just watch it.
     
  5. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 17, 2016
    Is blade runner still considered a cult classic? Cuz thats the one id put in here.
     
  6. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    After Hours - My favorite Scorcese film. Underrated by most. Great cast.

    Nightwatch - Seen only the remake with Ewan McGregor, have to watch the original one with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

    Ravenous - Unfairly underrated film. Great performance by Robert Carlyle before he was so well known.

    If any of you haven't seen these films and decide to do so let me know what you think about them.
     
  7. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

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    Oct 22, 2007
    I made my 20 year old daughter watch "The Last Dragon" with me for my birthday. I told her that the double cassette boom box was the I-phone of my day, and the reason we didn't have childhood obesity is because we were lugging around these giant boxes filled with 12 D-cell batteries. On the plus side, she was genuinely cracked up by the full glory of this very 80's movie, so I don't have to write her out of the will just yet.
     
  8. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

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    Jun 25, 2017
    Super - My favorite hero movie as of yet. It starts off a dark, comedic journey of a weird man played by Rainn Wilson who receives a vision from "god," inspiring him to become a hero so he can save his ex from a crimelord. As it progresses to the final act, it blossoms into a harshly truthful commentary of the idealism surrounding hero movies. Damn shame the movie was panned on release, thanks to it being made at the same time as Kick-Ass.

     
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  9. UnlimitedSprint

    UnlimitedSprint First time out of the vault

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    Oct 5, 2017
    Zardoz is an absolutely terrible film where Sean Connery in a leotard fights a giant floating bearded rock head.

    It is also one of the most strangely entertaining films ever.
     
  10. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    868
    Jul 30, 2009
    The Idiots by Lars Von Trier



    One might think it's a comedy from the outset, when thinking about the premise about people pretending to be mentally handicapped, but it's not really. There's some genuine sadness and awkwardness in how the group finds that thing fulfilling and binding and by the end of it, it's quite the opposite from comedy.

    Sunset Limited



    A 90-minute conversation about life between two old guys.
     
  11. Mak

    Mak The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!

    80
    Aug 22, 2016
    Thanks for recommending this. Watched first 20 seconds and knew I had to check it out.
     
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  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Glad you're intrigued. If you want more stuff from Richard Stanley, there's also Dust Devil, has a kind of desert-post-apocalypse-shapeshifter theme going, lol. The trailer spoils the movie quite a bit though.

     
  13. Mak

    Mak The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!

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    Aug 22, 2016
    I just finished watching Hardware. I only watched 20 seconds of its trailer. I didn't realize it was a horror.
    I absolutely loved the atmosphere and background setting, but once it turned into a slasher flick I was kind of disappointed. The first death, of that sleazy fat Weinberg guy, was pretty brutal. Made my guts churn. And when the black guard guy in the football armor gets cut in half, that too. Jesus. I was actually expecting the robot to be some kind of hero.

    I think there's some kind of subtext about industrialization and modern capitalism. One of the movies taglines was 'You can't stop progress' apparently. The last bit, with that funny radio guy announcing they're going to go into full production of the robot, and creating 800 new jobs for the unemployed slummers. Wish it went more in that direction, instead of slasher gore and a dumb helpless bimbo running around.

    I'll probably check Dust Devil out next.
     
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  14. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    I've been to Richard Stanley's lecture he gave over here in Finland. Interesting guy, with interesting movies and documentaries. Btw he's related to that famous explorer Stanley ("Dr Stanley I presume?")

    The robot of Hardware was supposed to be some kind of population control terminator that goes around reducing the population I guess. Stanley's been thinking about a sequel.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stanley_(director)

    His website.
    http://www.shadowtheatre13.com
     
  15. Mak

    Mak The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!

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    Aug 22, 2016
    Huh, weird guy. Lots of occult esoteric type stuff on his site. Maybe too esoteric for me, but interesting nonetheless.
    That reminds me, I remember there was a codename or callsign of some kind for the robot, BAAL. Ba'al, I believe, was some kind of early Semitic pagan god.
     
  16. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Dec 6, 2016
    This one is awesome