There are many movies out there that are amazing, but that aren't "mainstream" or are relatively unknown. This morning I stumbled across a whole mess of trailers of movies I've never even heard of but really want to see now.
This is a general "unknown" movie thread. Post info/trailers of unknown, indie or underappreciated/cult-classic films and let's expand our film libraries a bit :D
I've got the Vengeance trilogy but haven't gotten around to watching them yet. To be honest I'm not a fan of (most) Eastern movies but a friend of mine lent them to me and is insisting I watch them for some reason. I have no TV reception anymore so am borrowing DVD's from wherever I can, hence my catching up on (older) series'.
I am so dead keen to see God bless America, there are days when I wake up, turn on the news in the morning, and just feel like going on the rampage to remove the stupid and the bull**** from this world.
For those looking for something different, I highly recommend Interstate 60: Episodes from the road, starring the beautiful Amy Smart, and the brilliance of Gary Oldman and Christopher Lloyd. Very cool and underrated movie that will make you look at things a little differently.
Well, these are a bunch of up and coming films I want to see this year but the majority of people I've spoken doesn't even know they exist! A good one I've already seen is We Need To Talk About Kevin. A nice emotional and chilling thriller. I've added the release date as well so you guys know when to be on the lookout for them :)
War horse: Fri 24 feb *
Drama | History | War
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.
Extremely loud and Incredibly close: Fri 2 Mar *
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Thu 8 Mar *
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.
Take Shelter: Fri 9 Mar *
Drama | Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Dr. Seuss: The Lorax: Fri 30 Mar *
Animation | Family | Fantasy
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
The Artist: Fri 6 April *
Romance | Comedy | Drama
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
The Hunger Games: Fri 13 April *
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
Albert Nobbs: Fri 27 April
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Coriolanus: Fri 4 May *
Drama | Thriller
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.
The Raven: Fri 4 May *
A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Wuthering heights: Fri 18 May
Drama | Romance
A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Snow White and the Huntsman: Fri 1 June
Action | Adventure | Drama
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
I don't know if this film is on Ster Kinekor or Nu Metro's release schedule but if you guys have an US xbox live account or their 'iPod killer' Zune (it may also be available on other VOD services) and like really over-the-top twisted action/horror movies I really recommend watching "Hobo With A Shotgun".
The film is based on the Grindhouse trailer with the same name.
I would've put the un-rated trailer here but since there are probably kiddies reading this and I don't want to get penalized for something that the kids shouldn't be watching anyway.
A vigilante homeless man (Played by Rutger Hauer) pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation.
Got to see Troll-Hunter over the weekend, I highly recommend it. One of the better "film your own adventure" style of movies in my opinion. Also, don't go near the English dubs - the actors sound lifeless. It's much better to watch in Norwegian with subtitles if you don't mind a bit of reading :)