Now that we’re inching our way closer to September (and the beginning of another school year – boo!), it’s time for everyone to start churning out their summer-related movie lists, examining which films got it right, which films got it wrong, and which films, well, didn’t really get it at all. One of the things I’m most interested in exploring, though, is which summer films deserved more love. Which great films did you probably miss in theaters because they were sandwiched between two giant blockbusters? Here are five to get you started – look out for their arrival on DVD/Blu-ray later this year and in 2011.
Cyrus, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Splice, Micmacs, Winter's Bone
"Exit Through the Gift Shop"--Piercing expose on the nature of the artistic impulse as evidenced through street art.
"Looking for Eric"--fandom, fear, and the tyranny of Self-laceration.
"Remember Me"--Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin are lovers looking through.
"Chloe"--Jesus Amanda Seyfried is sexy cruel.
"Harry Brown"--Jesus Michael Caine is sexy cool.
"Mother and Child"--Seriously. Annette Bening, Julianna Moore AND Mia Wasikowska!
"Please Give"--What is the price of conscience? Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt
"Ondine"--Colin Farrell submerged in Myth and an exquisitely lovely sea creature.
"The Girl Who Played With Fire." I heart Noomi Rapace
"Mid-August Lunch"--Funny ladies make one solitary man's life decidedly more strange.
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Cyrus: I wanted to see it, missed it, Splice: good & crazy, ending killed it for me, but worth seeing, Micmacs: missed it (critics talked me out of it), Winters Bone: okay, refreshing but disappointing, situations not credible to me, Scott Pilgrim: hilarious, can't believe it is not a hit, whole family from 15 yrs old to 60 yrs old enjoyed it!
Three different times I was going to go see CYRUS and opted for other movies. Thank Goodness I finally did go see it! It was a total delight. The comedy was bizarre at times, but funny as all get out. I laughed my bunns off just repeating a few of the scens and premis to my friends. I don't think anyone under 20 yrs old would get the comedy though.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was such an awesome film. It was visually entertaining, the story went along at a great pace, and it was pretty funny. It deserves so much more love than it actually received.
"The Ghost Writer" was an excellent thriller that deserves to be seen by more people.
forgot that one! totally agree
Just saw "The Switch" last night, which is smart, funny and very well-acted. It deserves to be seen by more people, especially guys.
Splice grossed me out too (and not much does). But Scott Pilgrim Vs the world was my second favorite movie I saw this year (kick *** was #1) I just with it made more money so they would keep making movies like it.
That should have been I just wish not With
Were the Dragon Tattoo movies here? Nooo. I consider that as being they didn't get enough love.Did catch the first on Netflix. It was gritty and perplexing. Played with Fire sounds great as well,but our theatres just aren't getting these.
i agree scott pilgrim should not have been on this list, but neither should splice. Im fine with a good monster/science fiction movie, but splice was more of a transgender incest film with a little science fiction added in. walked out of the theater thinking that it could have been so much more if they hadn't failed so bad in the third act of the film
Could not have said it better myself. Something creative and kinda smart descended into alien porn and degrading human discipline. Don''t know one person here who cared for this.
Scott pilgrim should not have made it on this list but I guess the retarded movie going public would rather save there money to see a rerelease of Avatar then actually watch a good movie.
I spent my money on Scott Pilgrim and it was well worth it, but please don't call people retarded for saving money during such lousy times. I AM glad to have watched Scott Pilgrim on the big screen before it got pulled from my local theaters. I've personally skipped watching a few good movies in theaters because I felt that watching them on my 20+ inch monitor (when released on DVD) would be sufficient. Maybe the "retards" as you call them felt the same way and saved their money for a big screen movie like "Avatar".
Avatar is a waste of money and film.
I'm sure that's what the producers are all saying.
no the producers are saying how can we squezze more money out of this disney remake, I know re-release for all the moronic people in the world who will buy another 15 dollar ticket to see pretty colors.
of course they are. they're producers. that's why i'm sure they don't think it's a waste of money and film.
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