Underrated Movie #180 ~ Below

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An American submarine stumbles upon a downed British hospital ship while navigating treacherous waters during World War II. After rescuing the ship’s three remaining survivors, Lt. Brice and his men discover that a ghostly threat lurks far below. (Netflix) My Rating: 3.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #179 ~ A Perfect Getaway

A Perfect Getaway

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Newlyweds Cliff and Cydney are enjoying a perfect honeymoon in Hawaii — that is, until they run into a pair of menacing hikers. But that’s not the only threat lurking in this jungle paradise. Rated R. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #178 ~ Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

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Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris’s riveting film explores the life of Fred A. Leuchter, the execution specialist who worked to make capital punishment more “humane” — but achieved infamy for his opinions on the holocaust. Hired by an historian, Leuchter traveled to Auschwitz to conduct research, and his conclusions destroyed his marriage and career. (Netflix) “Riveting” is right. Unusual, amazing and unforgettable. My Rating: 5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #177 ~ City Island

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When he recognizes his son, Tony, whom he hasn’t seen in more than 20 years, among a crop of new inmates in the jail where he works, Vince Rizzo decides to bring the troubled young man home with him, much to the surprise of his wife and kids. Rated PG-13.(Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #176 ~ Murder by Decree

Murder By Decree

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Famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) is on the trail of serial killer Jack the Ripper in this intriguing mystery featuring a superb cast that includes Donald Sutherland, John Gielgud and James Mason as loyal Dr. Watson. While probing the murders of several London prostitutes, Holmes and Watson discover a labyrinthine conspiracy that stretches from the bordellos to the mental asylums to the halls of parliamentary power. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #175 ~ Off the Black

Off the Black

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In director James Ponsoldt’s gentle drama, an unlikely bond forms between high school baseball pitcher Dave Tibbel (Trevor Morgan) and reclusive, ailing umpire Ray Cook (Nick Nolte) after Ray catches the youngster vandalizing his home. Ray offers to forgive Dave’s debt if he’ll pose as Ray’s estranged son at an upcoming class reunion. Meanwhile, Dave contends with his withdrawn father (Timothy Hutton), who’s been a wreck since his wife left him. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #174 ~ Brothers

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When traumatized Capt. Sam Cahill returns home from a military mission in Afghanistan after he is presumed dead, he becomes obsessed with the idea that his brother and his wife have developed an intimate relationship. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Actor ~ Steve Park

Steve Park

Steve Park is best known for his sketch comedy on the TV series In Living Color, and for his portrayal of the character Mike Yanagita in the movie Fargo. He originally auditioned for In Living Color after seeing a skit parodying the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing, in which Steve plays the role of a Korean shop owner. He met his wife and fellow cast member, Kelly Coffield Park, on the set of the show. Notable appearances include Morning Glory (2010), A Serious Man (2009), Underrated Movie #170 Rocket Science (2007), Fargo (1996), Falling Down (1993), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Underrated Movie #125 Quick Change (1990), and Do The Right Thing (1989). Click here for a complete filmography.

Great Movie Scenes ~ Breaker Morant

We shot them under Rule 303! Great scene from Breaker Morant, my pick as the #1 underrated movie of all time. Three Australian lieutenants are court-martialed to take the blame for war crimes committed by their superior officers. Here Edward Woodward takes a stand during the trial… Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #173 ~ The TV Set

The TV Set

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Soon after selling his first television pilot to one of the networks, idealistic writer Mike Klein (David Duchovny) watches in horror as his vision is transformed into something altogether different by a misguided TV exec (Sigourney Weaver). Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Bateman and Lucy Davis co-star in this hilarious look at what goes into creating the shows we come to love, based in part on the personal experiences of writer-director Jake Kasdan. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5. Internet Movie Database

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