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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Movies You Might Not Know

My Movies You Might Not Know list now includes 191 titles, with these new additions:

  • "Indian In The Cupboard," about a boy who brings his plastic toys to life, beginning with an Iroquois warrior who then has adventures in the kid's room, even though he's only a couple of inches tall. Toss in David Keith as a enlivened plastic cowboy and direction by Frank Oz and you have a nice, heartwarming family story.
  • At the opposite end of the movie spectrum, there's "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead." Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are brothers who plot to rob a mom-and-pop jewelry store, but things don't go well at all. With Albert Finney as their father, a very hot supporting performance by Marisa Tomei, and the gritty realism he's brought to the screen for five decades, director Sidney Lumet is back at the top of his game.