Monday, October 22, 2007

Movies

With everyone still in various stages of recovering from the illnes of last week we took it pretty easy over the weekend. As a result we managed to get through all our netflix movies. In addition to "The Usual Suspects" (which only I watched) we watched "In America" (just me and the wife) and "National Velvet" (the whole family). They were all pretty good, I have a vague memory of already seeing "National Velvet" but other than the ending I didn't remember much else. "In America" was better than I expected, but I'm a sucker for stories about little girls and Irish Immigrants (my own ancestors were just that, actually more accurately Scots-Irish). And of course I've already talked about "The Usual Suspects".

"The Usual Suspects" is #20 on the IMDB list of the top 250 movies which prompts me to run down the list and see which ones I'm still missing (out of the top 50): 15,18,19,33,40,41,42,46,47,48,50. Could be better, but not bad either, 39 out of the top 50. I'd be curious to see what other peoples numbers are. (here's the link to the Top 250 List and you can see which movies I'm missing.) My excuse for most of them would be that they're too recent or too old. I'll have to see which of the ones I'm missing are on my Netflix queue.

Too many balls in the air

2 Comments:

Blogger Alberta said...

For me and my dh it's easier to list the movies we HAVE seen in the top 50; a total of 12 each (though not entirely the same 12).
If you're interested:
7, 9(me), 10, 12, 14(me), 16, 17, 21, 22(dh), 23, 26, 31, 37, 44(dh)

7:25 PM  
Anonymous hallamigo said...

I've seen 19 of the top 50:

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
7. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
10. LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
12. Star Wars (1977)
13. 12 Angry Men (1957)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
25. Citizen Kane (1941)
26. LOTR: The Two Towers (2002)
27. Memento (2000)
28. Fight Club (1999)
31. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
32. The Matrix (1999)
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. Vertigo (1958)

9:03 PM  

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