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(Entertainment Weekly)   The fifty best movies you've never seen, according to people who assume Idiocracy is "obscure"   (ew.com) divider line 222
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2012-07-07 01:03:22 PM
I normally don't biatch about slideshows, but some on, a *50* picture slide show!?!?!
 
2012-07-07 01:03:41 PM
Subby, fark you and your fifty clicks!
 
2012-07-07 01:04:45 PM
A 50 page slideshow? Come on.........
 
2012-07-07 01:05:33 PM
There are people who haven't seen The Iron Giant?!? How can this be?
 
2012-07-07 01:06:53 PM

BroVinny: There are people who haven't seen The Iron Giant?!? How can this be?


There were people who didn't see Moon either. I know, right?
 
2012-07-07 01:07:01 PM
Moon and The Ref were good.

You have to watch Primer two or three times to realize what the hell is going on, though. And, dear god, don't give yourself a headache trying to understand the flowchart.
 
2012-07-07 01:09:17 PM
To be fair, Idiocracy opened on like 5 screens. So in theory, if no one had a dvd player, that might be true
 
2012-07-07 01:10:08 PM
Glad to see Bubba Ho-Tep on there
 
2012-07-07 01:11:58 PM
I saw something in the woodshed.
 
2012-07-07 01:13:02 PM
Bubba Ho Tep is a small miracle, not only that it got made in the first place but it's actually faithful to Joe Lansdale's novella.
 
2012-07-07 01:13:17 PM

BroVinny: There are people who haven't seen The Iron Giant?!? How can this be?


Just never got around to it. Netflix is a very new thing.

/I'll watch it someday...
//maybe
 
2012-07-07 01:13:34 PM
I feel like I'm the only one who didn't care for Moon. After he finds his clones, there was no real drama for the rest of the movie.

Moon Synopsis: "Im-a getting off this rock!" And then he does, with no hitches or hurdles in his path.


it's not a bad movie, but the love it gets completely baffles me.
 
2012-07-07 01:16:04 PM
fark Primer! Having to watch it several times to figure it out is not the same as watching it several times because it is just that good. Marwencol was awesome however and gave me the blueprint for how to spend my old age, only with trains.
 
2012-07-07 01:16:07 PM
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2012-07-07 01:16:15 PM
Link

For those that think Subby should be ashamed of the slideshow
 
2012-07-07 01:17:03 PM

kc278: Bubba Ho Tep is a small miracle, not only that it got made in the first place but it's actually faithful to Joe Lansdale's novella.


It was also cool to see Bruce Campbell do some acting. I love him being the hammy Bruce Campbell in the Evil Dead movies and the chill Bruce Campbell in Burn Notice, but he did some actual acting in that and he was really good.
 
2012-07-07 01:17:57 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I feel like I'm the only one who didn't care for Moon. After he finds his clones, there was no real drama for the rest of the movie.

Moon Synopsis: "Im-a getting off this rock!" And then he does, with no hitches or hurdles in his path.


it's not a bad movie, but the love it gets completely baffles me.


Well, apart from *SPOILER* dying.
 
2012-07-07 01:20:40 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: FeedTheCollapse: I feel like I'm the only one who didn't care for Moon. After he finds his clones, there was no real drama for the rest of the movie.

Moon Synopsis: "Im-a getting off this rock!" And then he does, with no hitches or hurdles in his path.


it's not a bad movie, but the love it gets completely baffles me.

Well, apart from *SPOILER* dying.


the first clone we see, yes. Not so much on the subsequent clone.
 
2012-07-07 01:21:12 PM

FeedTheCollapse: I feel like I'm the only one who didn't care for Moon. After he finds his clones, there was no real drama for the rest of the movie.

Moon Synopsis: "Im-a getting off this rock!" And then he does, with no hitches or hurdles in his path.


it's not a bad movie, but the love it gets completely baffles me.


I thought the solitude that the movie portrayed was amazingly uncomfortable. I'm not a basement dweller, so it's an interesting feeling that I don't experience on a daily basis.
 
2012-07-07 01:23:25 PM
No one should watch Chuck and Buck. It's terrible.
 
2012-07-07 01:23:45 PM
I saw enough movies that I've enjoyed to spend sometime checking out this list

Some favs:
wristcutters
bubba ho-tep
fly away home (i know... i'm embarrassed)
Ghost dog
idiocracy
layer cake (good but felt a bit half baked)
marwencol
moon (shouldn't be on this list, pretty sure many have seen it)
murderball
the orphanage
primer
the ref (really on this list?)
smiley face
 
2012-07-07 01:24:10 PM
Uh, Subby, your circle of Fark friends isn't a representative of the collective.

What you just experienced is called confirmation bias.

"B-b-b-b-but everybody I know has seen it!!"

Yeah, and you barely know 1,000 at most.
 
2012-07-07 01:25:51 PM

BigSnatch: I thought the solitude that the movie portrayed was amazingly uncomfortable


I thought the directing was pretty good, but the plot was just kind of half-assed and with not nearly as much depth as it has been out to be.
 
2012-07-07 01:27:02 PM

Klivian: Link

For those that think Subby should be ashamed of the slideshow


Thanks for that.

Nothing I've seen in full on the list, though I've seen bits of a few of them.
 
2012-07-07 01:28:19 PM
Half these movies are poorly paced pieces of crap. There are a couple decent ones, but most of these wouldn't even get put on netflix. What is with the author's obsession with Sam Rockwell?
 
2012-07-07 01:28:29 PM
I've seen -none- of these movies, have I missed anything?...

1: 24 Hour Party People (2002)
2: Backbeat (1994)
3: Bamboozled (2000)
4: Box of Moon Light (1996)
5: Broken English (2007)
6: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
7: The Century of the Self (2005)
8: Chuck & Buck (2000)
9: Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
10: The Daytrippers (1996)
11: Devil's Playground (2002)
12: DIG! (2004)
13: Enter the Void (2009)
14: Eve's Bayou (1997)
15: Fish Tank (2009)
16: Fly Away Home (1996)
17: George Washington (2000)
18: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
19: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2010)
20: Happy Accidents (2000)
21: Idiocracy (2006)
22: The Iron Giant (1999)
23: I've Loved You So Long (2008)
24: Last Night (2011)
25: Layer Cake (2004)
26: Lilya 4-Ever (2003)
27: Love & Basketball (2000)
28: The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
29: Marwencol (2010)
30: Memories of a Murder (2003)
31: Moon (2009)
32: Murderball (2005)
33: My Summer of Love (2004)
34: Next Stop, Wonderland (1998)
35: The Orphanage (2007)
36: Perfect Blue (1997)
37: Prime (2005)
38: Primer (2004)
39: Rare Exports (2010)
40: The Ref (1994)
41: Rescue Dawn (2006)
42: The Rules of Attraction (2002)
43: Safe Men (1998)
44: Smiley Face (2007)
45: Surfwise (2007)
46: Together (2000)
47: Two Family House (2000)
48: Walking and Talking (1996)
49: Wendy and Lucy (2008)
50: Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

/wait, I did see 'The Ref' if its that Dennis Leary thing. It was funny
 
2012-07-07 01:31:49 PM
I love what Idiocracy should have been. Even the abortive version they "finished" is still chock full of great commentary on the pathetic direction our country is headed. If only the Kardashians had been around when it was made - Mike Judge would have destroyed them.
 
2012-07-07 01:32:23 PM
Some pretty good movies on that list. My personal favorite is Ghost Dog, though I am sure that ymmv.
 
2012-07-07 01:36:21 PM

nanim: I've seen -none- of these movies, have I missed anything?...


This scene should tell you if you want to see Ghost Dog.

In ancient times bears were considered equal with men.
 
2012-07-07 01:37:11 PM

MisterLoki: Some pretty good movies on that list. My personal favorite is Ghost Dog, though I am sure that ymmv.


I agree...not too shabby for EW, and I think I love the list-maker for putting Wristcutters at number one.
 
2012-07-07 01:37:18 PM
Rescue Dawn was awful.
 
2012-07-07 01:38:21 PM

nanim: I've seen -none- of these movies, have I missed anything?...


/wait, I did see 'The Ref' if its that Dennis Leary thing. It was funny


Yes. Go get Moon. I'm gonna go get Safe Men.
 
2012-07-07 01:39:16 PM
I loved Next Stop, Wonderland.
 
2012-07-07 01:41:08 PM

i_dig_chicks: A 50 page slideshow? Come on.........


I'd rather a slideshow than waiting for a page with 50 damn pictures to load. I swear, you people and your slideshow gripes, it's a simple mouse click, how lazy are you?
 
2012-07-07 01:41:44 PM

Cosmk: MisterLoki: Some pretty good movies on that list. My personal favorite is Ghost Dog, though I am sure that ymmv.

I agree...not too shabby for EW, and I think I love the list-maker for putting Wristcutters at number one.


I haven't seen that, but will check it out. A GIS indicates there is a very attractive woman in it.
 
2012-07-07 01:44:24 PM
You click on a slideshow, you take shiat. You submit it to the Entertainment tab, you take more shiat. You deslide it, you take less shiat. Till one day you send Drew $50 and you've forgotten what shiat even looks like. Welcome to Fark, son.
 
2012-07-07 01:44:24 PM

StrikitRich: I'm gonna go get Safe Men.


Safe Men was really good. Then again, how can something with Paul Giamatti, Sam Rockwell, and Steve Zahn be bad?
 
2012-07-07 01:44:49 PM

nanim: I've seen -none- of these movies, have I missed anything?...


I can personally recommend:

Bubba Ho-Tep
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
The Iron Giant
I've Loved You So Long
Layer Cake
Love & Basketball
Moon
Rescue Dawn
 
2012-07-07 01:45:36 PM

BroVinny: There are people who haven't seen The Iron Giant?!? How can this be?


Superman
 
2012-07-07 01:47:25 PM
So, another listmaker who believes that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the first film ever produced and released?


My somewhat-more-obscure-ish recs: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), The Seventh Victim (1943) Scarlet Street (1945), UFOria (1985) and Children of Paradise (1945).

See 'em. Satisfaction guaranteed.

*void where prohibited.
 
2012-07-07 01:49:59 PM
They should call this list "19 movies that RQB1018 hasn't seen"
 
2012-07-07 01:51:07 PM
I've seen everyone of these movies.

This should not be a big deal.

Wait, I forgot that the minority of you guys thin the Avengers is the best and only movie that has ever existed. Why don't you guys tell me more about it so I can understand why I should hang around this planet some more.
 
2012-07-07 01:51:48 PM

FeedTheCollapse: BigSnatch: I thought the solitude that the movie portrayed was amazingly uncomfortable

I thought the directing was pretty good, but the plot was just kind of half-assed and with not nearly as much depth as it has been out to be.


I don't know, I thought they did a wonderful job of covering any major plot holes that those of us who love to nit pick would have found, and I will say that the ending kind of surprised me. I don't mean when you find out that the original Sam is actually on Earth, I mean that one of the clones actually gets off the station and returns to Earth. I guess I am so used to the depressing ending that filmmakers feel the need to use, that I expected him to get shot out of the sky, or disintegrate in the atmosphere, or some other convenient way to make a depressing ending. It was a welcome surprise to see him actually return to Earth. The kind of moment where you're thinking "I just know something bad is going to happen, it has to, it always happens." The fact that it didn't happen only made me enjoy the movie more since it wasn't your run of the mill sad ending movie.
 
2012-07-07 01:53:40 PM
i was surprised to see perfect blue on there. very freaky movie.
 
2012-07-07 01:54:58 PM

ReapTheChaos: i_dig_chicks: A 50 page slideshow? Come on.........

I'd rather a slideshow than waiting for a page with 50 damn pictures to load. I swear, you people and your slideshow gripes, it's a simple mouse click, how lazy are you?


Unless you're on dial-up, those 50 pictures take less than 30 seconds to load. I swear, you people and your slow loading page gripes. It's a simple matter of waiting a few seconds, how impatient are you?
 
2012-07-07 01:56:22 PM
The caption missed the point of Bubba Ho-Tep. Ossie Smith was delusional and thought he was JFK. Bruce Campbell WAS Elvis.
 
2012-07-07 01:56:28 PM

fisker: I've seen everyone of these movies.

This should not be a big deal.

Wait, I forgot that the minority of you guys thin the Avengers is the best and only movie that has ever existed. Why don't you guys tell me more about it so I can understand why I should hang around this planet some more.


Obviously you're way to cultured and sophisticated for us poor Earthlings, so there's really no need for you to stick around.
 
2012-07-07 01:56:50 PM
I was pleased to see Lilya 4-Ever and Together on the list, but leaving off Show Me Love, Moodysson's first film (and my personal favorite film of all time)? Disappointing.

It's on Netflix Instant now. Check it out.
 
2012-07-07 01:57:24 PM

fisker: Wait, I forgot that the minority of you guys thin the Avengers is the best and only movie that has ever existed.


Who cares what the minority thins? It's the majority's opinion that thicks.
 
2012-07-07 01:58:04 PM
nothing good existed before 1995. no, nothing at all. NOTHING
 
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