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Posted: May 15, 2017, 9:36 AM Post
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In honor of former Brewer and cinephile, John Axford, I thought I would start a general thread of "Must-see" Movies.

SING STREET

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sing_street

This one somehow wasn't a box office hit and is already available for streaming on Netflix.

Here's my take on it...
An inspiring, charming romp of a movie, SING STREET shows us how the optimistic, passionate, romanticism of youth has the power to drown out of all the negativity, insecurity and doubt that life can dish out, and turn it into beautiful music. Pure movie magic and my favorite film so far this century.

A must-see for anyone who loves music or the 1980s. And it's NOT a musical BTW. LA LA LAND couldn't hold this movie's jock strap.

Would love to hear others thoughts on this hidden gem as well as their "must-see" recommendations.


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Posted: May 15, 2017, 9:51 AM Post
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Thanks for the recommendation! Looks like a movie I would enjoy. I'm definitely going to check it out.


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Posted: May 15, 2017, 7:45 PM Post
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Its hard to fathom Sylvester Stallone in a must see movie, but if you like corny comedy and haven't seen "Oscar" you are missing a hilarious movie.

Or if you can stand a bit of Shakespeare, "Much Ado about Nothing" is a great date movie.


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 7:42 AM Post
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was great, especially in 3D.

Is this a lifetime list or just current? Because Good Fellas is absolutely a must see.


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 9:55 AM Post
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Swing and a Drive, watched that movie last night and really enjoyed it. As I was watching I was thinking that it kind of reminded me of "That Thing You Do" and another movie that I can't think of the name now. Again, thanks for the recommendation, not a movie I would have normally clicked on when browsing.

In regards to "must sees", I have a long list of them and would agree with Bikeage that "Good Fellas" would be on that list, but I would hope most people have seen that one. Although, some of my co-workers are 20-25 years younger than me and I sometimes have a hard time believing some of the movies they have not seen (Back to the Future, Ghostbusters - the original, Blues Brothers, etc). I want to ask them what is wrong with their parents. How did they never introduce you to these classics?

Anyways, as far as possible "hidden gem" must sees, one that comes to mind is "The Pope of Greenwich Village". Most others I can think of are comedies like some of the early John Cusack films like "The Sure Thing" and "Better Off Dead". Now that I think of it, "Martian Child" , also with John Cusack, is not a well known film that I thought was decent.

"Night Shift" with Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton (directed by Ron Howard) is another not widely known comedy I always enjoyed. I know there is more, but having trouble thinking of them now.

I use the phrase "hidden gem" loosely in the films I'm mentioning, especially the comedies which would possibly come of as a bit dated and campy to a younger viewer and they are not as critically acclaimed as Sing Street. Most of these I first saw when I was much younger and they were simple, silly, and fun and I would definitely watch them again if they popped up on cable somewhere...but they hardly ever do.


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:21 AM Post
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I use the phrase "hidden gem" loosely in the films I'm mentioning

Yes, I should've used "hidden gems" instead of must-see for the two I mentioned. I was thinking of rarely heard movies that were good based on the OP.

And Night Shift was a good one too. Its been a long time...


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:46 AM Post
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Dunkirk is one movie other than star wars and the new alien movie that are on my must see list this year.


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 11:58 AM Post
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I was really surprised by Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley. On Netflix if that is your medium of choice.


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Posted: May 16, 2017, 5:41 PM Post
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CheezWizHed said:
I use the phrase "hidden gem" loosely in the films I'm mentioning


And Night Shift was a good one too. Its been a long time...



"This is Chuck, here to remind Bill to SHUT UP!"

Cracks me up every time.

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Posted: May 17, 2017, 5:09 PM Post
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pitchleague said:
CheezWizHed said:
I use the phrase "hidden gem" loosely in the films I'm mentioning


And Night Shift was a good one too. Its been a long time...



"This is Chuck, here to remind Bill to SHUT UP!"

Cracks me up every time.



rewind.."reminding Bill to shut up!...rewind..."to shut up"...rewind..."Bill to shut up".


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Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:44 PM Post
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madbad2000 said:
I was really surprised by Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley. On Netflix if that is your medium of choice.


You definitely need to check out SING STREET. It's written and directed by the same person who did BEGIN AGAIN.... John Carney.


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