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22 Jul 2021, 5:38 pm

Not an obscure movie but I enjoyed watching The Incredible Hulk
that starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.


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22 Jul 2021, 6:00 pm

Best movie no one has ever heard of?

How about the sequel to Jaws whith the elderly shark.
They named the film "Gums".



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22 Jul 2021, 8:39 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Not an obscure movie but I enjoyed watching The Incredible Hulk
that starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.


I don't suppose it is the same Ed Norton as in this SciFi Movie?



(One of those guys looks like the fellow from Gigot)

:D


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22 Jul 2021, 8:55 pm

What about Caper Films?

Has anyone ever seen "The Lavender Hill Mob" with Sir Alec Guinness?

Or Fantasy films set in modern times

Bernard and the Genie (1991) (featuring Rowan Atkinson) was a fun film

Or Adventure?

The Sea Hawk (1940) was a great film and I have never heard it talked about.

Scaramouche (1952) was another


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22 Jul 2021, 9:41 pm

My favorite genre is Science Fiction but, in general, the best Science Fiction movies are relatively well known (aren't they?). Except maybe some films from the 1950s? Probably most folk who are willing to watch 1950s Sci-Fi know about The Day the Earth Stood Still [1951], Forbidden Planet [1958], On the Beach [1959], Them! [1954], and The War of the Worlds [1953].

Notes:
-- There is also a made-for-TV remake: On the Beach [2000]. It is essentially the same story. Both versions are excellent!
-- Beware which mastering of The War of the Worlds [1953] you watch or buy. In some of the remastered prints you can see the special effects' mechanisms. (This was traumatic for me! How could they ruin a masterpiece like that!!) The remastering from The Criterion Collection is beautiful, however, and is definitely the one you want to watch.


What about these two:

Invaders From Mars [1953]
Tagline: "Mankind's oldest fear comes to life!"
Our DVD of this includes both the American and British version of the film. I prefer the American version.



and

This Island Earth [1955]
Tagline: "The supreme excitement of our time!"




And--with qualifications--also:

GOG [1954]
Tagline: "MECHANICAL FRANKENSTEIN"
In most respects this is actually not a very good movie--even for 1950s Sci-Fi. But I think it is a remarkable film for how ahead of its time it was. It managed to "see" quite a few things from the future!

Gender equality...mainframe computers...Internet of things...extreme dependence on computers...solar power...sonic weapons...robots that are not anthropomorphic...difficulties sending humans on long space missions...cryogenics...supply chain attacks...remotely piloted aircraft...radar and stealth



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22 Jul 2021, 10:07 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
Best movie no one has ever heard of?

How about the sequel to Jaws whith the elderly shark.
They named the film "Gums".

speaking of gums, there was a movie in 2007 called "Teeth."



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23 Jul 2021, 7:30 am

Double Retired, Thanks!
I had never heard of "On the Beach" before - the trailer doesn't look like most SiFi I know.


The cast certainly looks interesting! I would also like to watch Gigot with "The Great One", another of your picks.


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23 Jul 2021, 7:38 am

Another Caper film I really liked was Sneakers (1992) good cast - fun film - seems to be mostly forgotten now.


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23 Jul 2021, 8:08 am

Fenn wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Not an obscure movie but I enjoyed watching The Incredible Hulk
that starred Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.


I don't suppose it is the same Ed Norton as in this SciFi Movie?



(One of those guys looks like the fellow from Gigot)

:D


I was watching this clip and my 11 year old looks over my shoulder and says "hey isn't that what Marty McFly was watching?"
Shout Out for "Back to the Future (1985)"

Not really "the best film" but worth a mention -
Old Sci Fi time travel film with a plot kind of like Terminator 2 (I remembered seeing this on tv a long time ago)
Cyborg 2087 (1966) - the "2087" part is in the title - "1966" is the actual year the film was made.

The entire film in on youtube (right now - not sure if it will be pulled for copyright)

Film Trivia:
Who can tell me the connection between the films "Heaven Can Wait", "Xanadu" and "Stargate"?


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24 Jul 2021, 3:48 pm

Fenn wrote:
Double Retired, Thanks!
I had never heard of "On the Beach" before - the trailer doesn't look like most SiFi I know.


The cast certainly looks interesting! I would also like to watch Gigot with "The Great One", another of your picks.
I hope you enjoy On the Beach, either the [1959] or [2000] version. Both versions are excellent though I agree the 1959 film has a stellar cast. Note that they are dramas in Sci-Fi situations; they do not have a lot of fancy special effects or any abundance of the usual trappings of a block-buster Sci-Fi film. I think our collection might include a few other films like that but On the Beach and The World, the Flesh, and the Devil stand out, I think.

And, while I admit Gigot is a very good film I'm going to note my bride picked it. It's kind of nice when she chooses a movie I would've avoided...but then I discover I like it.


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24 Jul 2021, 4:21 pm

auntblabby wrote:
Mountain Goat wrote:
Best movie no one has ever heard of?

How about the sequel to Jaws whith the elderly shark.
They named the film "Gums".

speaking of gums, there was a movie in 2007 called "Teeth."


Haha!



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25 Jul 2021, 12:55 pm

^^^it was rather an unforgettable movie. :o 8O :twisted:



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25 Jul 2021, 1:38 pm

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I told my bride about this thread and she really wants me to mention one of her favorite films:

Gigot [1962]

Wow. I remember seeing this on TV decades ago. It's really about Gleason, a tormented individual whose talents were never appreciated, I suppose because producers didn't want to work with him.


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25 Jul 2021, 1:41 pm

seems the most creative people almost always are hell on wheels.



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25 Jul 2021, 1:43 pm

Fenn wrote:

I don't suppose it is the same Ed Norton as in this SciFi Movie?



It had to do with an early female astronaut preparing for a mission to the moon. I thought it was historic/factual.


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25 Jul 2021, 1:49 pm

Has anyone here heard of Summer Wars? A really entertaining choice for summer viewing. Summer vacay is so damn short in Japan.

EDIT: added link to trailer

EDIT 2: replaced with proper YouTube link.


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