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Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday's Top 5... Movies I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen Yet

#5: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Sure, I know all about those damned dirty apes, but only second-hand. I've never actually seen Planet of the Apes or any of its sequels/prequels/remakes. Frankly, I'm not sure I'd be able to watch it without thinking of the Troy McClure-starring stage musical version from The Simpsons.

#4: The Usual Suspects (1995)

I know, right? How have I not found the time in the last 15 years to catch up with this one? I'm pretty sure my brother even has it on DVD. No excuse!

#3: Touch of Evil (1958)

I'm a big Orson Wells fan - as actor, as director, as writer, whatever - so I really don't know why I've never managed to see this one. Obviously, this is a situation that must be rectified as soon as possible.

#2: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

There are countless reasons why I should have seen this by now - I love the book, John Ford is one of the most masterful directors of all time, Henry Fonda is in it, the list goes on - and yet... here we are.

#1: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

Who hasn't seen The Good, The Bad & The Ugly? Uh, me. Why not? I dunno. Better get on that, I guess.


blake said...

Uh oh. Of all these I've only seen The Usual Suspects. I suppose I ought to get busy as well.

R. D. Finch said...

Norma, I'm sure we all have lists like this one--mine would probably shock you! When you do get around to "Touch of Evil," make sure you watch the 1998 version, which was re-edited according to Welles's notes.

Rick "The Hat" Bman said...

Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite movies ever. I even love the sequels. I was even able to enjoy the short lived TV series. The remake is crap though. Crap, crappity crap. You can still enjoy the movie even with the Planet of the Apes musical in your head, hell I named my blog after that musical.

I have not seen Grapes or Wrath or The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly either though. I really need to catch THTBTU soon. I hear so many good things about it and I do love Clint's spaghetti westerns.

Ryan McNeil said...

Ooooh...Move 1,2, and 4 up the queue.

For G-B-U, make sure you have time on your hands as it's almost a three hour film. I assume by the way that you've seen FISTFULL OF DOLLARS and FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE?

Love this post, reminds me of one of my favorite parts of my podcast.