Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Netflix Instant "Gems" Vol. 25

Friday, July 1, 2011

Netflix Instant "Gems" Vol. 25


Lots of Warner catalog titles just popped up today. I'm all for that. One of my favorite movies, Martin Brest's(MIDNIGHT RUN) 1979 film GOING IN STYLE. Wonderful story about three seniors who become bank robbers. I absolutely adore this film. So much so that I chose to cover it on an episode of The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema a while back. At the time we recorded the episode, the film was OOP on DVD and not on Netflix even as a disc rental so I am ever so pleased to see it show up on Instant. It comes with my highest recommendation. I'm also excited by the appearance of Joseph H. Lewis' THE BIG COMBO, which I think I first became aware of through VISIONS OF LIGHT a long while ago. Great noir from a still under-rated director. Plenty of other wacky stuff here too from Zappa's 200 MOTELS to THE GUMBALL RALLY & GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN. Also DAFFY DUCK'S FANTASTIC ISLAND and the stunning STROKER ACE! Some newer films of interest are LET ME IN & the culty film RUBBER.



AMERICAN PIMp(2000; Allen Hughes/Albert Hughes)
BOBBY DEERFIELD(1977; Syndey Pollack)
BUFFALO '66(1998; Vincent Gallo)
THE BIG COMBO(1955; Joseph H. Lewis)
THE CHOCOLATE WAR(1988; Keith Gordon)
CINEMA PARADISO(1988; Giuseppe Tornatore)

DAFFY DUCK'S MOVIE: FANTASTIC ISLAND(1983; various)

FLATBED ANNIE & SWEETIE PIE: LADY TRUCKERS(1979; Robert Greenwald)
GOING IN STYLE(1979; Martin Brest)
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN(1985; Alan Metter)
THE GUMBALL RALLY(1976; Chuck Bail)

LET ME IN(2010; Matt Reeves)

THE MAN FROM NOWHERE(2010; Jeong-beom Lee)
MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID(2011; Mary Lambert)
THE OMEGA MAN(1971; Boris Sagal)
POISON(1991; Todd Haynes)

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE(2002; Paul Thomas Anderson)

RUBBER(2010; Quentin Dupieux)

SLAP SHOT(1977; George Roy Hill)

THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS(1957; Billy Wilder)
SPORTS NIGHT(1998; Series)

STAR TREK (1966; Series)
STROKER ACE(1983; Hal Needham)

SUPERFLY(1972; Gordon Parks)

SWITCHBLADE SISTERS(1975; Jack Hill)
YEAR OF THE DRAGON(1985; Michael Cimino)











7 comments:

Will Errickson said...

*Love* GOING IN STYLE too!

Ty said...

Going In Style was great! What a fun movie.

Rupert Pupkin said...

So glad to hear you both are fans!! That movie doesn't get talked about enough!!

KC said...

Oh great--I can finally see Switchblade Sisters without making much of an effort! Not having to get up is definitely one of my favorite things about instant play. (good thing I have a fast metabolism)

They Call Him Chad said...

I can't say enough good things about Cinema Paradiso. One of my favorite films of all-time...a movie for filmlovers. Unforgettable score.

Blofeld's Cat said...

oh I do love STROKER ACE - a while back I wrote to the GGTMC fellas and asked why they havent covered that flick on the show yet...

Rupert Pupkin said...

KC-watch it yet? Thoughts?
TCHC-Agreed.
BC-Very good question. I am going to ask the GGTMC guys right now!

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