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Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Movie Meme: Hidden Gems

These are the movies that I think deserves more than what the got in the box office. They surely are overlooked but I am sure that they deserve a chance to be seen by many.

This drama epic starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman was scorned by critics and audiences alike, but look at the reviews carefully: there aren’t too many damning reviews. In fact, there are a lot of favorable ones – just not so favorably to boost the picture into Oscar contention. Australia is a fun, entertaining drama.

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breech in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breech in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a transvestite pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love?

Jerry, a junkyard worker, attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer - a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality - from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.

I also need to mentioned the following:

Traitor and Body of Lies

These movies are really action packed but they never had a chance in the box office for some reasons. It is really good and I was so surprise to know that these movies are already in the $5 rack of DVDs.

More list of movies at the Bumbles Blog (with Guest Blogger Terry Kate)... Check it out, you might be surprise what list you can find there....

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The Bumbles said...

Against my better judgment, I have added Be Kind Rewind to our queue - sounds incredibly silly but with Jack Black I can't resist!

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