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I got a good horror/comedy from back in 2005. Feast. Low budget movie that I dont think was in the box office. No big name actors,though the actors do great. 

The horror aspect of movie is pretty simple and acceptable. The set was real good for most of movie, the characters make this movie work along with decent writing and directing. 

 

 

https://ww5.0123movie.net/movie/feast-2005-14678.html

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One could probably make a decent essay length article by simply mentioning the names of said movies sans commentary. 

 

I'll throw out a few animated movies since my main area of focus is 'hand made' media (even if video games are a close second):

Rock N' Rule.

Bagi, the Monster of Mighty nature. (or nearly any 'Japanimation' released prior to the mid-1990s really as anime was still extremely niche outside of Japan. Were I to list them out, that would get this list up to that bloated word count that I mentioned potentially hitting earlier without even factoring in live action or CGI movies)

The Dark Crystal (sadly it was a bit of a box office bomb in its time then its redux series was cancelled prematurely).

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Little Fox

Hey Good Lookin' (perhaps nearly all of Bakshi's animated films could end up on such a list)

Fritz the cat (the most notable of the lot but still an underground cult classic rather than some Hollywood blockbuster)

Heavy Traffic

 

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On 8/16/2021 at 7:13 AM, Doctor Cadaver said:

The Return of the Living Dead is a fun, campy zombie film.  Definitely a classic.

 

 

 

I grew up with that one, very fun. Just noticed it has Clu Gulager in it, he was in movie I mentioned(Feast) Gonna have to rewatch this one sometime, its been awhile. 

 

 

 

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Good Advice (2001)

It's a neat comedy in the style of the late 90's and it's done with good heart. Involves a broker crashing down and as a last ditch effort, takes over his ex girlfriend's paper column to pay the bills. Starring Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and Angie Harmon. Really one of the few comedy movies I can watch.

 

 

 

In Bruges (2008)

 

A black comedy about two hit men getting called to Bruges. To "fucking" Bruges. Lots of swearing, and lots of unexpected jokes. Probably one of my favorite movies but it always seems sort of unknown. Starring Collin Farrel, Brendon Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.

Do yourself a favor and watch this without getting spoiled by the trailer. ?

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2 minutes ago, Swanky said:

Good Advice (2001)

It's a neat comedy in the style of the late 90's and it's done with good heart. Involves a broker crashing down and as a last ditch effort, takes over his ex girlfriend's paper column to pay the bills. Starring Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards and Angie Harmon. Really one of the few comedy movies I can watch.

 

 

 

In Bruges (2008)

 

A black comedy about two killers getting called to Bruges. To "fucking" Bruges. Lots of swearing, and lots of unexpected jokes. Probably one of my favorite movies but it always seems sort of unknown. Starring Collin Farrel, Brendon Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.

 

Good Advice is such cute movie. Haven't seen the other one,yet.

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On 8/15/2021 at 10:12 PM, FauxFurry said:

I'll throw out a few animated movies since my main area of focus is 'hand made' media (even if video games are a close second):

Rock N' Rule.

Rock n Rule.   If you mean the one with MOK the MAGIC MAN, music by Cheap Trick, Earth Wind & Fire....  Well, it had a very BAAAAD day.  They spent more on production than it drew at the office.  Oh, and Catherine OHara (Beetlejuice, Home Alone) is the Tattoo Artist, Aunt Edith. :D 

 

As to Buckaroo Banzai, that movie wasn't traditionally marketed.  If you were at a Star Trek Convention at the time, you were bound to see clips or Buckaroo Banzai Headbands.  That was the crowd they went for.

 

However, this one flew from last year under the radar.  For an Indie movie, not bad.  As someone said:  "I Spit on your Grave:  The Werewolf Edition"


And I saw it free (on Hulu or Vudu or something)

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Been binge-watching obscure Japanese pinku films, mostly from the 70s and 80s. Not sure I'd call most of them "good" but they're certainly interesting as a glimpse into the cultural preoccupations and sexual mores of 1970s-80s Japan. They often straddle the line between arthouse and the garbage gonzo style that dominates modern porn. Not all of them are good, but some of them you can tell are made by actually talented filmmakers who just happen to be making porn.

 

On the non-porn side, "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" made a strong impression. Haven't seen anyone talking about this movie, maybe because of its terrible, unwieldy title (had to look it up even though I saw it like two days ago). Decided to give it a try after really liking Melanie Lynskey's performance in Castle Rock. This movie kinda has the same vibe, sans the Stephen King horror elements. It's really good at channeling the weary malaise the main character feels - everything is just grimy and awful, but intentionally and in a strangely compelling way.

 

(Also surprise Jane Levy in a bit role. Dunno why she isn't a bigger star, she stands out in everything she's in.)

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