Awesome movies you might have missed!

Since anyone reading this is a friend (and therefore awesome) you’ve probably seen most of these.  There will likely be at least one you haven’t though, and they are all good.

Zero Effect
Ben Still plays the assistant of Bill Pullman, who plays the world’s best detective, who just can’t seem find the client’s lost keys.  Quirky, awesome performances from both lead actors.

Really love this movie.  One of my top 10 for sure.  It’s a time travel movie from the perspective of the guys who accidentally invent it.  Incredibly complex, it does the opposite of insult the viewer’s intelligence – It took me like 5 times to really have a grasp on it, but I loved every single time.  And then I googled “primer timelines” and found a graph that layed it out, and realized I had no idea.  It is beyond complicated.  Must have been a nightmare to make this movie be so solid.

The Boondock Saints
Willem Dafoe as a gay FBI agent?  Check.  Several random adult film stars as cameos?  Check.  Crazy and brilliant director Troy Duffy?  Check!  Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus are awesome in this movie.  You may or may not like it, but if you like it, you REALLY like it.  I enjoyed the sequel as well, which almost didn’t get made because on the first try, director Patrick Duffy used all the movie money to throw parties and then flipped off the movie industry.  Seriously.

Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix.  Very smart movie dealing with cryptography and government espionage.

Dark City
Kieger Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Rufus Sewell.  Very different sci-fi film noir epic with telekinetic powers!  Watch on a rainy night with a bag of kettle corn and someone else who is into dark sci-fi.

The Jacket
Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley in probably my favorite performance for both of them – they are both really interesting characters, and Brody in particular is mesmerizing as you root for him to persevere.  Dark time travel movie that is unique and interesting.

Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey’s voice.  Awesome low budget sci-fi film that has it all – story, twists, good effects, a Hal-9000 type robot.  It’s almost 100% Sam Rockwell in a one-man show, and he’s really, really good at it.

I’ve mentioned before on the Pub Quiz blog that Ben Foster is one of the best actors of our time.  This movie would have sucked without his gripping performance, in my opinion.  Another weird sci-fi movie that has it’s low points, but is overall a surprisingly good film.  In the vein of The Cube in that it is a violent sci-fi horror with a really different story.

Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Harold Perrineau.  Kilmer has made some weird movies in the last few years, but this one was actually really good.  Dorff goes to prison unjustly, and the movie gets violent.  It’s a bit like The Last Castle, which is another good prison movie starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini.

Okay Erin, you’ve created a monster.  I’m having way too much fun blogging!

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