Great Movie Scenes ~ Field of Dreams

Hey, rookie! You were good. When Ray’s (Kevin Costner) daughter stops breathing, Archie Graham (Frank Whaley) steps off of the field of dreams to be what he’s supposed to be, the kindly “Doc” Graham (Burt Lancaster). Warning: Spoilers. Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #122 ~ One False Move

One False Move

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On a quest for drugs and cash, two ex-cons and their lady cohort commit a series of crimes in Los Angeles. They end up hiding out in Arkansas, unaware that awaiting them are two Los Angeles cops who’ve set a trap with help from a hayseed sheriff. He’s the Man… Bill Paxton’s fifth appearance on the underrated movies list: A Simple Plan, Traveller, Near Dark, Trespass, and now One False Move. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #121 ~ The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Creepy con-artist and psychopath Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie (Jude Law), a young heir vacationing in Italy. Hired to persuade Dickie to return to America, Tom embraces Dickie’s posh lifestyle and takes extreme measures to hold onto it. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Actor ~ Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya

Dan Hedaya is a familiar face from his work in films and on TV, where he often plays a villain, although he had a good comic turn as the charmingly sleazy Nick Tortelli, Carla’s ex-husband on “Cheers,” probably his most famous role. He has also done much stage work, including many New York Shakespeare Festival productions. Before becoming an actor he taught junior high school for several years. Notable appearances include The Hurricane (1999), Underrated Movie #35 A Civil Action (1998), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Ransom (1996), Clueless (1995), The Usual Suspects (1995), Underrated Movie #83 Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993), and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). Click here for a complete filmography.

Underrated Movie #120 ~ Buried

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While on a job as a truck driver in Iraq, civilian contractor Paul Conroy is attacked and kidnapped, then awakens to find himself buried alive in a wooden box in the middle of the desert with nothing but a lighter, a candle, a cell phone and a knife. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #119 ~ The Paper

The Paper

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Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) is the metro editor of the New York Sun, a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent, similar to his editor-in-chief, Bernie White (Robert Duvall), who put his work frst at the expense of his family. Due to the paper’s dire fnancial straits, Alicia Clark (Glenn Close), the managing editor and Henry’s arch-nemesis, is forced to impose unpopular cutbacks. At the same time, a hot story forces Henry to confront tough decisions, deadlines and his personal crises. My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Great Movie Scenes ~ Misery

Paul gets the upper hand In this intense scene, Paul (James Caan) sets fire to his book as part of his attempt to escape from the clutches Annie (Kathy Bates), his “number one fan.” Warning: Violence, Spoilers. Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #118 ~ The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

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In this beautifully photographed rekindling of the classic Alexandre Dumas story. Edmond Dantés’s (Jim Caviezel) life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk) are shattered when his best friend, Fernand (Guy Pearce), deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate (Richard Harris) and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.75 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #117 ~ Secret Window

Secret Window

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Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife (Maria Bello), is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe (John Turturro) who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity. Charles S. Dutton and Timothy Hutton co-star in this suspenseful drama based on a Stephen King novella. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Great Movie Scenes ~ Fargo

Mike Yanagita meets Marge Gunderson at the Radisson In this classic scene, police chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), in town on a murder investigation, meets with an old high school acquaintance: the pathetic Mike Yanagita (Steve Park). Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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