Underrated Movie #219 ~ Flirting

Flirting

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Set in 1965, Flirting follows a free-spirited young man (Noah Taylor) who’s an outcast at an Australian all-boys prep school. He meets a sophisticated South African girl (Thandie Newton) attending an all-girls school across the lake, and their interracial romance blossoms despite the intense prejudice they face. A beautiful and honest depiction of frst love by director John Duigan, with outstanding performances by Taylor and Newton. This is the sequel to “The Year My Voice Broke,” which is Underrated Movie #27. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #218 ~ Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man

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This entertaining documentary explores the phenomenon of Jack Rebney, who became an Internet sensation after a grainy, nearly 20-year-old video of him furiously swearing up a storm while filming a Winnebago sales video made the rounds online. Traveling to a mountaintop, filmmaker Ben Steinbauer tracks down Rebney — who’s become known in underground circles as the “Angriest Man in the World” — and tries to discover what makes the loner tick. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #217 ~ Silver City

Silver City

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Down-home Dicky Pilager (Chris Cooper) can’t put a coherent sentence together, but he’s running for governor anyway, as a candidate for those looking for an approachable leader. But his campaign hits a snag when he hooks onto a corpse in the middle of a fishing photo op. Journalist Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss) smells a stink — and a story — so he hires a gumshoe (Danny Huston) to find out who the corpse is and its connection to the politico. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Movies You Can Watch Right Now! (A YouTube Playlist)


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Underrated Movie #216 ~ Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park 3

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In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn’t long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new — and even more deadly — dinosaurs try to make snacks of them. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. This movie is way underrated… It is right on the money for what it is supposed to be: an entertaining movie about dinosaurs chasing people around on a deserted island. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #215 ~ Heist

Heist

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Duplicity and double crosses are the order of the day in this serpentine thrill ride from venerable writer-director David Mamet. After being caught on security cameras during a robbery at a Manhattan jewelry store, master thief Joe Moore. Trouble is, pinching a shipment of gold ingots from a Swiss cargo plane won’t be easy. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #214 ~ Morning Glory

Morning Glory

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Whiz-kid producer Becky Fuller finds her abilities put to the test when she’s charged with bringing a network morning show back from ratings purgatory. Her first job: getting the show’s feuding, acid-tongued co-hosts under control. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #213 ~ Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

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Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane, an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler) plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics. (Netflix) Just as good, if not better than the original Die Hard. My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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40 Great Movie Scenes (A YouTube Playlist)


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Underrated Movie #212 ~ Compliance

Compliance

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Based on a true incident, this tense drama unfolds as a prank caller pretends to be a cop and convinces a restaurant manager to interrogate her teenaged employee about a supposed theft from a customer — a situation that soon spins out of control. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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I just watched this last night. It started off great, and I could tell this was a well-made movie with some potential. Then in the middle of the movie the characters started doing such stupid things that I said, talking in my head to the writer, “C’mon, NOBODY would do that!” You’ll notice that this movie is supposedly “Inspired by True Events.” Usually that is a false statement because of the way they dramatize things in movies, but I had to stop the movie at that point and look up this “incident” on the interwebs to see if it actually took place, and it turns out that, according to a couple of sources, the incident did take place at a McDonald’s in Kentucky, and the people involved actually did do these things, and the movie stays pretty true to what actually happened. So with that in mind, I have to give this a 5 out of 5 Stars, and rate it up there as one of the great thrillers of all time. If you watch this and find yourself saying, “This is stupid. Nobody would be THAT gullible”… think again!

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