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Old 08-24-10, 04:46 PM
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
Since 'A Prophet' was a huge international deal, I don't think it really qualifies as 'off the grid', but I saw it like 6 months ago and it was very good.
I didn't know that. I didn't know anything about it & literally never saw a single post about it (even when it was released a few weeks ago) so it came out of nowhere for me.

I'm pretty surprised with all the posts about Triangle. I though it was a Timecrimes rip-off & not nearly as good considering Timecrimes cost like $47 to make.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Sessa17
I didn't know that. I didn't know anything about it & literally never saw a single post about it (even when it was released a few weeks ago) so it came out of nowhere for me.

I'm pretty surprised with all the posts about Triangle. I though it was a Timecrimes rip-off & not nearly as good considering Timecrimes cost like $47 to make.
^ maybe want to spoilerize that?
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Originally Posted by scott1598
^ maybe want to spoilerize that?
What is the spoiler? How much the film cost to make?
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Sessa17
I didn't know that. I didn't know anything about it & literally never saw a single post about it (even when it was released a few weeks ago) so it came out of nowhere for me.
So many good movies out there, it happens. I like it when it happens to me personally, I just stumble up on something special.

We were discussing that film in 'international' back in like January or so. There were threads here.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

You know, since it seems like barely anyone here has seen it I'll mention The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) once again, my personal pick for best picture of all of 2009 and winner of Best Foreign Picture at Academy Awards this year:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...ampanella.html

It hits DVD and BD on September 21st, so check it out as soon as you can.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

I've been aware of 'Winter's Bone' since it came out, and can't wait to see it. But I agree it's an invisible film, perfect example of 'Off the Grid'. There is a thread here about it.

Another movie that blew me away was 'Frozen River'. Totally off the grid, and just a fantastic film, I couldn't have enjoyed it more. Excellent film making.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
Another movie that blew me away was 'Frozen River'. Totally off the grid, and just a fantastic film, I couldn't have enjoyed it more. Excellent film making.
love Frozen River to death and have seen it many times since last year. it's funny seeing Charlie McDermott on the tv show The Middle and how completely different the characters are.

also, saw another one around the same time as the above which i absolutely love and catch it everytime it is on cable now. got some love and attention because Richard Jenkins was righfully nominated, but still is a smaller, not widely known movie:

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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Sessa17
What is the spoiler? How much the film cost to make?
no, not that. as stated previously, mentioning the other pretty much gives away ending of Triangle.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
no, not that. as stated previously, mentioning the other pretty much gives away ending of Triangle.
Oh, well that only proves my point of why Triangle sucked.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Sessa17
I didn't know that. I didn't know anything about it & literally never saw a single post about it (even when it was released a few weeks ago) so it came out of nowhere for me.
the majority of the hype i had heard about it was because it was mentioned alot in the 'whats hot in european cinema' thread in international talk
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Originally Posted by inri222
Was this actually good? I saw a trailer for it before Moon in theaters and was laughing at how bad it looked, in large part to the trailer the studio put together which was every arthouse foreign movie cliche thrown into one.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

A Town Called Panic (2009) - Stumbled on this film via Netflix, and find it incredibly enchanting. An animated film from Belgium with quirky characters and constant mayhem, that brings back fond memories of playing with random toys as a kid.
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I really want to see A Town Called Panic, I love the trailers, but I was waiting on the BD. The DVD however was released in July so it looks like I would be waiting a long time on the BD. I may just end up picking up or renting the DVD I guess.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Brent L
I really want to see A Town Called Panic, I love the trailers, but I was waiting on the BD. The DVD however was released in July so it looks like I would be waiting a long time on the BD. I may just end up picking up or renting the DVD I guess.
Netflix has it streaming as well.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I've been aware of 'Winter's Bone' since it came out, and can't wait to see it. But I agree it's an invisible film, perfect example of 'Off the Grid'. There is a thread here about it.
I really need to see this theatrically before it's too late. I believe it is in its sixth week at one of our independent theaters, which is an extremely lengthy run for a place that only has six screens. I kept putting off Once and The Secret In Their Eyes at the same theater, and ended up missing them both.
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Triangle is no longer available on Netflix streaming. Darn.
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Originally Posted by Sessa17
Being that me & GenPion are the only 2 people here that seemed to have seen this . . .

I watched this about a month ago. I enjoyed it, but certainly not the masterpiece that many make it out to be.
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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

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Originally Posted by RichC2
Was this actually good? I saw a trailer for it before Moon in theaters and was laughing at how bad it looked, in large part to the trailer the studio put together which was every arthouse foreign movie cliche thrown into one.
I thought it was great, but it is not for everyone.
It is comparable to the films of Michael Haneke, Bruno Dumont & to some extent Robert Bresson.
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Most of the stuff I like is off the grid to begin with, but it is on my grid...but this one flew completely under the radar and I really enjoyed it.
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Would definitely agree with Scotland, PA!! I am also a fan of the movie Diggers, with Paul Rudd. Was excited for the movie when I saw a trailer for it but was never able to find it in a theater. Turn out to be a pretty decent flick!
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another i just thought of that i saw not too long ago that horror fans and fans of suspense and thrillers should check out. i've raved about it before and the story and performance by McHattie still lingers and i plan on revisiting real soon...


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Re: Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I've been aware of 'Winter's Bone' since it came out, and can't wait to see it. But I agree it's an invisible film, perfect example of 'Off the Grid'. There is a thread here about it.

Another movie that blew me away was 'Frozen River'. Totally off the grid, and just a fantastic film, I couldn't have enjoyed it more. Excellent film making.
Winter's Bone has been on the grid and extremely visible since Sundance. Maybe not mainstream but not quite 'off the grid'.

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