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Underrated Movie #257 ~ A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

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A no-nonsense advertising executive plots a series of murders (his wife and new boss among them) when he’s passed over for a promotion. Fueled by his apparent omnipotence, he maniacally (and comically) reaches for the top. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #256 ~ Croupier

Croupier

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Would-be writer Jack Manfred lands a job as a croupier so he can stand behind the dealer’s table and watch the passing parade of human desperation. But is he a voyeur or a pawn in a gambler’s dangerous game? My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #255 ~ Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank

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Worried about their aging father living alone, Frank’s kids give him a humanoid robot that’s programmed to be his caretaker. Reluctant Frank — a retired cat burglar — soon warms up to his new helper and begins to treat it as a partner in crime. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Watch Instantly ~ Pulling John

My Bodyguard For over two decades, American arm wrestling champion John Brzenk has traveled the globe looking for someone — anyone — who could defeat him, as he remains the undefeated and undisputed world arm wrestling king. This film chronicles the aging Brzenk’s legendary career, as well as his growing concern over whether to retire at the peak of his game or to take on promising new challengers such as Alexy Voevoda and Travis Bagent. (Netflix) This is Underrated Movie #116. My Rating: 5 out of 5. Click here to watch. Buy from Amazon.com

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Great Movie Scenes ~ King Kong



This is an absolutely incredible scene. It is completely unexpected and over-the-top, which is what I love about it. I’ve heard people say, “That was totally unrealistic! Everyone would have been trampled by the stampeding dinosaurs.” Well, of course they would have, but keep in mind that you’ve knowingly agreed to go watch a movie about a 50-foot-tall ape. How realistic is that? So just try and enjoy this fun scene, OK?

Underrated Movie #254 ~ Flawless

Flawless

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On the eve of his retirement, a disgruntled British janitor, angry over his company’s refusal to pay an insurance claim for his ailing wife, persuades an unhappy American executive to join him in a jewel heist targeting their employer. (Netflix) Watch it instantly now on Netflix. My Rating: 3.9 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #253 ~ Muriel’s Wedding

Muriel's Wedding

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Misfit Muriel (Toni Collette) has always escaped life by listening to ABBA ditties and dreaming about marriage. When she and her flighty friend Rhoda (Rachel Griffiths) leave small-town Porpoise Spit, Australia, behind them, her fantasy starts to come to life. That comes along in the form of a hunky swimmer (Daniel Lapaine) looking for Aussie citizenship. At long last, her storybook dreams have come true, but is Muriel ready for this reality? (Netflix) Watch it instantly now on Netflix. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Great Movie Scenes ~ What’s Up Doc?

5 More Overlooked Movies That You May Like…

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

Never Let Me Go — Drama/Romance — Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Kiera Knightley

Twice in a Lifetime — Drama — Cast: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn

Dirty Pretty Things — Thriller/Crime — Cast: Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sergi López

Bad Influence — Thriller/Crime — Cast: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane

Run, Fatboy, Run — Comedy/Drama — Cast: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria

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