Reilly Posted May 23, 2004 Share Posted May 23, 2004 Everybody loves Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, but isnt is much cooler to find a movie that not many people know of, yet its absolutely brilliant? Just 3 of my favourites: Battle Royal: A class of Japanese school teens are put on an island, 40 of them. Electric collars are put around their necks to monitor them, they are given random weapons, and they must kill everyone else on the island within 3 days, or else the collars explode and everyone dies. Not too much planned logic, or a great ending, but still a fantastic, fantastic movie. (Subtitled) City of God: Story of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, real life true story of how the capital and its slummed turned into a drug based gun filled wasteland. Its funny, its horrific, its an excellent story which has all the mediums between comedy, romance and horror. If you see the first 2 minutes of this movie it drags you in immensely, I know that at the time I was trying study for a test the next day, and I decided to take a 5 minute break, so I went into the living room to sit down and this movie was on. The 5 minutes turned to 10, then to 20, and then 2 hours later I was hooked and even went as far as to watch the scene commentaries and documentary on the area. Its a scarily realistic movie. (Subtitled) Death to Smoochy: This is a MUST HAVE. Eddie Norton's, Danny DeVito's and Robin Williams' least known of all their movies, and its directed by Danny. It went straight to video in 2002. To the actual movie... Death to Smoochy follows what is portrayed as a tough, ruthless and highly competitve industry of Children's Television. Smoochy is an all singing, all dancing purple rhyno who represents everything that is right with the world, played by Edward Norton (Picture below). When Robin William's Television persona Rainbow Randolph is fired for taking bribes, he is publicly shamed and humiliated. Smoochy is discovered by talent executive Nora Wells, in a homeless shelter, where Smoochy is singing songs for re-habilitating crack addicts. SMOOCHY (SHELDON) (singing to the tune of 'She'll be Comin' round the Mountain') 'We'll get that monkey off your back, Yes we will, yes we will We'll get that monkey off your back, Yes we will...' 'We'll get that monkey off your back And get your life right back on track If you'll just give up the smack Yes you will, yes you will!!' Smoochy is seen as dead-weight by Nora; "The guy can't get arrested, Frank. He can't even break into the birthday party circuit. Last I heard he was working hospitals and nursing homes. He's a joke." But the boss of the network see's Smochy as someone who is straight and narrow, someone who cant possibly get arrested like all the other Childrens Television presenters have. Rainbow Randolph meanwhile is obsessed with re-claiming his throne as America's sweetheart on Children's TV, which drives him to the brink of insanity, contemplating schemes to frame or even kill Smoochy. The plot is a lot more complexed than what it sounds here, with many deceptions, money hungry TV executives, gang violence, and it's all about the kids. This is a brilliant movie. I really really really want at least one of you to rent this movie, its incredible and I want someone to know what its all about. Ive been to a movie database which also has movie boards, when the average movie has about 3,000 members to its board, Death to Smoochy has 40. Its incredibly unknown and under-rated. Go out there and get it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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