Missed Movies Roundup: It’s Kind of an Unstoppable Train Edition

Below are some links to good reviews of some good movies that we liked that you might have missed in the theater. They are now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

(1) Obsessed with Film gives It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) a mediocre review, but I kind of like its conclusion that if the movie is “taken as a light-hearted comedy that weaves in a few serious issues in along the way, then it’s not too bad.” I agree there is a lot one may criticize about the film, but if you just go with this coming-of-age story about a teen facing depression who checks himself into a mental hospital, it is an enjoyable movie. It was refreshing to see Zach Galifianakis play a more serious role than he does in movies like the Hangover films.

(2) Unstoppable (2010) features big stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, so it was not under the radar when released. But like me, you may have missed it when it was in theaters. The movie, based on a true story, is about a train with nobody on board that is running on the rails through towns at high speed. The cast, including Rosario Dawson, is excellent and Washington and Pine do a great job as two regular Joe railroad workers. Unstoppable is not your typical action movie.

Because Unstoppable is based on a true story, it is not overblown and is realistic, focusing on character as well as some excellent tense action sequences. It creates a nice balance between story and action. Big Hollywood has a good review. See the preview below.

(3) Finally, Listal.com has a list of “The 20 Most Underrated Movies and More. . .” Most of the choices are very good, including In the Valley of Elah and A Perfect World (and I even found lesser movies like Fever Pitch entertaining). There are a few I have not seen yet, but the list makes me want to check them out.

{Missed Movies is our continuing series on good films you might have missed because they may not have received the recognition they deserved when released.}

What did you think of these movies? Leave a comment.

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