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Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - A Shock To The System

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Today’s unheralded Cool Movie You Should Know About is A Shock to the System.
I’m not gonna say anything about it. Except for ONE thing. One thing I will say.
Bippity. Boppity. Boo.
Heh-heh. You’ll see. You’ll see.
A Shock to the System.
Thus endeth Monday Movie Madness.
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Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Blood Simple

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Today’s recommendation is Blood Simple.
The very first film by the Cohen Brothers. Need I say more?
Go. Watch it. It’s pretty rocking. Blood Simple.
Thus endeth Monday Movie Madness.
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Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Three O’Clock High

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Thes are gonna be shorter from now on, because, well, because I said so! LOL!
Today’s unheralded cool movie you should know about: Three O’Clock High (1987), which doesn’t get much attention today but totally deserves it. It’s about a nerd who has to fight the toughest kid in school when class gets out, and […]

Missed the Cool Movie Update yesterday–

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Which you already know, as that you tuned in (both of you) and I hadn’t posted it . . .
My apologies, had a crazy day and night, filled with meetings and whatnot, so I had to skip. I’ll try and do better next week.
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Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - One False Move

Monday, August 11th, 2008

This week, Billy Bob Thorton and Bill Paxton in One False Move (1992), which Billy Bob also wrote.

Directed by Carl Franklin, this is an underappreciated noir gem, a crime thriller about a pair of vicious hoods on an unknowing collision course with small town sheriff Bill Paxton, who share a bond we don’t […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - F/X

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Another quick one today.
F/X (1986) is an unheralded cool movie you should know about.

Bryan Brown plays a special effects wizard, the guy who blows stuff up and makes squibs and blood effects for movies. He’s approached by a government agent who wants him to “rig” the death of a Mafia captain (played by […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Another quick one, this recommendation is VERY RECENT, scorching . . . in fact, just came out on DVD, it’s called 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
I figure since Christian Bale is all the rage these days, due to Dark Knight shenanigans, let’s examine one of his other very fine films.
Thus, 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Death Race 2000

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Can’t really talk right now, I am saaaawwaaamped! But lemme just tell ya that Death Race 2000 (1975) is an unheralded cool movie you should know about.

A race where you get points for killing pedestrians. Doesn’t that say it all?
David Carradine. Sylvester Stallone as the bad guy (he’s great). […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Cadillac Man

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Today’s unheralded cool movie:

Cadillac Man (1990), starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, among others.
It’s about a car salesman who will literally try and sell anybody, anywhere (at one point he pitches people at a funeral procession) and who is not only good at his job, loves it, and loves the many women still in […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - Brubaker

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I haven’t been following up on Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About as that time has gotten short and valuable, my friends.
But a quick one today . . . Brubaker (1980), a Robert Redford film that is classic, simply classic.
In fact, I don’t even want to spoil it by talking about it. […]

Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About - My Bodyguard

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Monday Movie Madness and Unheralded Cool Movies You Should Know About Be Back!
However, it’s gonna be short and sweet for the next few weeks, as that time is crunched and crinkled.
This week’s selection: My Bodyguard
This is on my mind because of a film named Drillbit Taylor which came and went for about five seconds […]