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Should you happen to read this post and the thought crosses your mind that someone who has not seen these movies is obviously under-qualified to write a movie blog… keep in mind that I’m only 18-years-old. I’ve still got time. This whole list thing is all very embarrassing, so give me kudos for admitting my shortcomings to the world. It goes something like this:
Movies I haven’t seen (but should have)
This would be higher on the list, but I have seen a LOT of this movie. The problem being, I can’t remember if it was Alien or Aliens… all I remember is Sigourney Weaver, violence, and aliens. Which is basically common knowledge. So I just need to sit down and watch the whole thing.
A bank robbing couple? I’m there! Why haven’t I seen this movie again?
Despite my interest in Kevin Spacey, no dice. I haven’t seen this one either. Though, I must add, my interest in this film grew after I moved to Tahiti, so I haven’t really had a chance to see it. See, now I’m making you feel pity, rather than disgust.
I’ve seen….. roughly 80% of James Stewart’s movies. Just not this one. Ironically enough, I became more interested in seeing this after watching Donnie Darko. You know, giant rabbits?
Basically the same thing as above. I’m a hard core Cary Grant fan since birth, but I’ve never seen this one.
Kevin Spacey. Russell Crowe. Guy Pearce. David Straithairn. Why haven’t I seen this yet?
I really haven’t seen that many Jeff Bridges movies, to be honest (and embarrass myself further) so I’m not sure why I’m choosing this one as the “one to see” but I’ve always had this off-hand interest in “The Dude.”
Despite my love for C.S. Lewis and Anthony Hopkins…
Oh have I heard so much about this movie. It’s Christopher Guest, after all, that can mean nothing but good. It’s my kind of movie, and seems like my kind of humor. I can’t wait to see it one of these days.
I’ve been dying to see this movie ever since it was released. We even rented it, but for some reason I wasn’t able to watch, so my mom saw it by herself. She raves about it, and I’m still dying to see it.
Gregory Peck, how I love you. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this movie of yours.
I remember watching the Oscars when Spirited Away won Best Animated feature. I thought, (being eleven) what the heck IS that? Since then, I’ve heard nothing but critical acclaim and I am now very anxious to cross this off my list.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Best Actor win (classic film fans will hate me for saying that, ha) plus Director, Picture, and Screenplay wins… I should probably see this movie one of these days. It’s a favorite of my parents.
Ever since I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the first time I’ve been in love with Paul Newman. I’m pretty far behind on his filmography and this is the first on my list to see. Plus I dig the poster.
I grew up with Charlie Chaplin, and Modern Times is one of my all-time favs. I’ve yet to see this classic, though.
These are getting kind of repetetive aren’t they? Christopher Walken’s Oscar winning performance, Meryl Streep’s first nomination and Best Picture winner deserves (more likely than not) SEVERAL viewings, and I haven’t even seen it once? WTF?
My mom has raved about this movie, and I love me some Bogart. Since its recent DVD release, hopefully I can check it off soon.
Yeah… like I said. Don’t shoot me. I know this is an excellent movie, I’ve seen several scenes in fact. I know I should see this movie pronto.
Honestly, I may have heard of this movie ages ago but I didn’t REALLY know about it until just a few years ago. My interest piqued when I went through my Stanley Kubrick obsession phase and read absolutely anything I could get my hands on about him.
Meryl Streep. Robert Redford. In the same movie. I promise, I’ve seen SOME movies.
The ultimate Woody Allen. Ranked #4 in AFI’s 100 Laughs series. Won the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Screenplay. This is a bad caption.
In case I haven’t made this clear, Meryl Streep is my favorite modern actress. Someday I’ll do a post especially for her because I just love her so (and I’m still pulling for another Oscar!) Sophie’s Choice won Meryl her Best Actress Academy Award and is, perhaps, her best film to date. Or so I’m told.
Seriously? I haven’t seen DIE HARD? Yeah, I know. I suck. I lurve Alan Rickman too, so it’s really a shame I haven’t seen it.
“Mrs. Robinson you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?” Basically I already love this movie. And I knoow I love Dustin Hoffman. But, all I really know of it is Anne Bancroft’s sexy legs.
Jack Nicholson in a mental institution? 1 of 3 movies to take home the big five Oscars? Man, I gotta get me some of this action.
One of Johnny Depp’s billions with Tim Burton. Yeah, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this one either. It’s totally my kind of movie.
The most famous chase scene of all-time. One of my favorite actors, Gene Hackman. Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Actor winner. I cannot describe the anticipation I have to one day see this movie.
Another Hopkins. And (like Cuckoo) 1 of 3 to win the big five Oscars. (In case you’re wondering, the other is It Happened One Night. I’ve seen that one!)
2. Citizen Kane (1941)
Wow, this is really getting embarrassing now. I’m pretty sure I’ve previously lied to people about this one. See, my family and I were going through the AFI 100 movies list and we just… didn’t make it that high! I’ve sort of had this two year hiatus of serious movie-watching through this whole Tahiti excursion, and seeing as I don’t have as much access to what I want, this one has had to wait.
1. The Godfather (1971)
It’s a sin, I know, not to have seen this movie. Forgive me. I want nothing more than to repent, and quickly.
Yeah. I know I suck. There are many more great movies I haven’t seen (I won’t name them, however, or NO ONE will read this blog!) but these are just the ones that I, personally, can’t believe I haven’t seen. Now go ahead. You may mock me all you want.
Before I start, yes. I saw Avatar. The 3-D rocked the ceiling off, I know.
Generally speaking, however, I hate 3-D. I have seen Up, Clash of the Titans, and Alice in Wonderland in the past year. With the gross exception of Avatar, each one could have done without, and my pocket could have used the extra change. Hence my number one reason:
- Too. Freaking. Expensive! Two of the aforementioned films I saw in Tahiti, and movies in Tahiti are already ridiculously expensive (about 840 francs for a matinee only, which is about 10 US dollars). 3-D costs 1400 francs. Roughly $16. Seriously?
- It gives me a head ache. I know, I sound like an old man but one can only take too many things flying at you arbitrarily.
- Have you been hearing about the germs being spread through re-usable glasses lately?
- For those that wear glasses on a daily basis – how fun is it to wear two pairs of glasses at once? I normally sport contacts but sometimes I choose glasses for style or off-days. I went to a 3-D movie with some friends on one such day. Yeah. Way comfortable.
- It distorts the color.
- It’s extremely distracting. Why listen to what the characters are saying when I can look at the giant moon rock floating towards me!
- Limited genres. Citizen Kane in 3-D? I think not.
- Except (of course) films such as Avatar – it’s extremely unnecessary, and detracts from the film experience.
Is this the new frontier? It certainly seems like it. As I stated earlier, I think it distracts from the creation. Take Alice. I saw this in French, and had a really difficult time understanding – there are too many words like “curiouser” and “Mad Hatter” for complete comprehension for someone with a limited vocabulary. But I wanted to see it anyway despite some negative reviews. (I’m always gung-ho for anything Tim Burton). Unfortunately, I had an unpleasant experience. I do not think Alice was a bad movie (though my opinion is seriously handicapped). I do think and know, however, that i didn’t find what I was looking for: to be immersed in the world of Burton. The 3-D was too distracting. If 3-D prevents total escape then really. What’s it doing here? I never thought I would say I was more excited to see a movie on DVD than in the theater.
Again. Avatar was the shiz. But that was James Cameron’s plan from the beginning. He is a brilliant cinematographer and everything was carefully planned according to his ideas using 3-D technology. When it’s forced on movies as a last-minute decision they are motivated by box-office results only. It works, to be sure. But it’s terribly sad. When the next Avatar comes along, I’ll check out the 3-D. But forgive me if I prefer Toy Story 3 in 2-D.