posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 09:34 AM
Repo Man (1984): Cult classic, so it's not unknown. One of the funniest, most insightful and well acted movies and one of my all-time favorites. It
stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. The story revolves around a Chevy Malibu with alien corpses in the trunk. Various groups are trying to
get the car either for the corpses or the $20,000 bounty on the car. It's weird and hilarious.
Wild at Heart: The forgotten David Lynch movie. I don't know why Lynch fans don't dig it. It has plenty of the strangeness and discomfort that can
be found in all of his other movies, it's just that some Twin Peaks silliness seeped in. Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern are lovers who hit the road.
Dern's mother hires hitmen to kill Cage. Also features Willem DaFoe, Harry Dean Stanton and a cameo by Crispin Glover.
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Mid-'70s arthouse movie starring David Bowie and Rip Torn. Bowie is an alien who has come to Earth to take water back to
his planet. Naturally, while he's here he succumbs to a range of vices. There's not a lot of plot and everything kind of meanders, but it creates
this kind of hypnotic experience. It's a lot like an Altman film where characters are set down and you just watch them exist. If you're okay with
that and editing that doesn't hold your hand (and a lot of nudity) then this is a great movie.
El Topo/Holy Mountain: The surrealist of the surreal. After you watch these movies the word "weird" will be redefined. Crammed full of symbolism and
bizarre imagery you'll constantly be asking yourself what you're watching. Again, full of that '70s arthouse nudity, but also imagery that can at
times be blasphemous or uncomfortable. Incredible movies, there's nothing else like them.
Secret Honor: One man (Philip Baker Hall) on one set playing one character (Richard Nixon). It sounds like it would be boring to watch one person talk
for the length of a movie, but Hall's drunken and defeated Nixon is compelling, funny and so effective you almost feel sorry for the man. Even if you
don't get half the references to what he's talking about (I didn't), you still understand everything. The ending is so great that I was almost
cheering Nixon on.
The Wrong Guy: A movie no one noticed in the first place. Hilarious comedy starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio). Dave Foley finds his
boss/father-in-law murder and thinks he'll be blamed for it so he goes on the run. The police are well-aware Foley didn't do it. They aren't
looking for him, they don't even think about him. The jokes are weird and clever and Dave Foley is always awesome. After you watch it you'll wonder
why it's barely known.