Underrated Movie #242 ~ Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

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Awakening from a long winter nap to find a subdivision in their backyard, a colony of critters led by a cautious turtle is forced to face its worst fear — humans — with help from a clever raccoon. (Netflix) Voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, and Eugene Levy. This computer-animated movie is surprisingly good. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Watch Instantly ~ The Madness of King George

Trespass Watch Instantly The dementia of King George III — the English monarch who lost the war to keep the American colonies — ignites a flurry of political and familial treachery in this biopic that provides insight into the primitive medical practices of the time. Buy from Amazon.com

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Underrated Movie #241 ~ The Aviary

The Aviary

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The life of flight attendant Summer Pozzi (Lara Phillips) hits some turbulence when she’s suddenly transferred to San Francisco, far away from her family and her boyfriend. There, she rebuilds her life and woos handsome Capt. Julian (Josh Randall). Michael Gilio, Claire Rankin and Rachel Luttrell co-star as Summer’s nutty new roommates in this high-flying indie comedy co-written by former flight attendant Silver Tree. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Actor ~ Jay O. Sanders

Jay O. Sanders

Standing at 6’4″, Jay O. Sanders is another face you might recognize buy yet never knew the name. If you’ve watched any movies in the last 25 years, you’ve likely seen him in one of your favorites. Notable appearances include Green Lantern (2011), Edge of Darkness (2010), Revolutionary Road (2008), Half Nelson (2006), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Tumbleweeds (1999), JFK (1991), Glory (1989), and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). Click here for a complete list.

Underrated Movie #240 ~ Take the Money and Run

Take the Money and Run

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Music-loving nebbish Virgil Starkwell (Woody Allen) launches his criminal career at a young age, but despite his failure to successfully pull off a single bank heist, he continues on an endless string of botched stickups even after he weds and starts a family. Renowned newsreel voice Jackson Beck narrates this uproarious faux documentary about the life and crimes of a bungling crook and his preposterous exploits. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Actor ~ Mike Starr

Mike Starr

You’ve seen this guy in many movies, but you probably didn’t know his name. From Queens, New York, and standing at 6’3″, Mike Starr is often called-upon to play a mobster, a cop, or a tough-guy of some kind. He has almost 200 movie and television roles to his credit, with notable appearances including The Office (2009), Snake Eyes (1998), Blood and Wine (1996), Frasier (1994), Dumb & Dumber (1994), Goodfellas (1990), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Uncle Buck (1989), Funny Farm (1988), and The Natural (1984). Click here for a complete list.

Great Movie Scenes ~ The Naked Gun

5 More Overlooked Movies That Might Tickle Your Fancy

These movies were close, but didn’t quite make it to my own personal underrated/overlooked movies list. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like them, and you may find them worth watching as well. Click on the title to read more about the movie on IMDB.com

Price Check — Comedy/Drama — Cast: Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, Annie Parisse

The Corndog Man –Thriller/Drama — Cast: Noble Willingham, Jim Holmes, David Steen — Warning: Very Strong Language

Final Analysis — Thriller/Drama — Cast: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman

Impromptu — Drama/Comedy — Cast: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin

Real Life — Comedy — Cast: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin

Underrated Movie #239 ~ The People Vs. George Lucas

The People Vs. George Lucas

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Building a balanced but spirited case without taking sides, filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe sets up the decades-old conflict between Star Wars creator George Lucas and his legions of passionate fans in this documentary. (Netflix) If you’re at all a fan of Star Wars, you’ll like this. They make some great points about how George pretty much went (is) insane. Warning: Strong Language. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Great Soundtracks ~ Field of Dreams

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