There are so many good movies that have come out that most people didn’t see. It’s a shame that these movies don’t get more recognition or bigger releases because they are much better than what’s at every corner movie theater. I mean, come on, The Hills Have Eyes 2? Are you kidding me? There are a few movies I’ve found because of Netflix or Blockbuster Online. Some of my favorite movies are independent movies that aren’t really independent. When I’m talking about independent, I don’t mean Clerks or Pi where the budget was in the thousands. These have budgets that go through more money than I’ll ever see in my life (The Boondock Saints had a $6 million budget). These numbers are still relatively small compared to the $300 it takes to make movies like Superman Returns. Some of the best ones that I think more people need to see are movies like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. This movie had such great performances by Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer. Not only were the performances great, but the story was great as well. Another small-time movie that I loved was The Salton Sea. This one also stars Val Kilmer. People don’t give him enough credit as an actor. He is really good. One movie that had a large budget with well-known actors but didn’t last long in theaters was Lucky Number Sleven. I’m not really a fan of Josh Hartnet, but he was excellent, as was Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. The story was such a good story as well. Everything about that movie I like.
10th and Wolf was basicallyThe Departed or even the failed TV show The Black Donnellys on a smaller budget with lesser-known actors. Same type of characters with the same setting. A Scanner Darkly was a great movie based on a great Philip K. Dick novel that should have enjoyed a wider release. It amazes me that great movies like these go unseen by many while crappy movies get released to every major movie theater and make millions. I guess that should say something about the general public.