To make things more interesting, I'll present it as a challenge. The following are movies I have seen that are included in this month's new acquisitions list. How many have you seen? Can anyone tie me? Or better yet--can anyone go on the list and beat my number? Here we go:
Adam's Rib--classic Spencer Tracy and Audrey Hepburn film
Airplane--one of the prime screwball spoof comedies from the 70s
An American in Paris--famous Gene Kelly musical
The Birds--Classic Hitchcock
Born Yesterday--One of my favorite overlooked classics. Hilarious.
Braveheart--Remember when Mel Gibson wasn't a raving lunatic? No? Well, there was a time the man was known for film making, not insanity. Braveheart won him some major Oscars.
Chicago--Recent musical that helped put "musical" back in modern film making vocabularies.
Ghost--Never has making a pot seemed so sexy.
Raiders of the Lost Ark--Please tell me you've all seen this movie. Pretty please.
JFK--You can learn some pseudo-history, become a conspiracy theorist, and be entertained. All at the same time.
Kolya--Foreign films more your flavor? This Czech one's a goodie.
Million Dollar Baby--Who knew Clint Eastwood had such a great women's boxing movie inside him all those years he was Dirty Harry?
Moonstruck--Cher and Nicholas Cage, a realistic pair?
Papillon--Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen hellish prison goodness.
Pretty Woman--Julia Roberts is the only actress who could somehow create a reputation of wholesome goodness by breaking into the industry playing a hooker.
Rebecca--More Hitchcock goodness, just with less poultry.
Shakespeare in Love--The fictional true story of where Shakespeare got all his great ideas.
And there you have it--all the films I have seen of the ones we just added. I recommend any one of those. They're all great, in their own way. Sound like a lot to you? Maybe it does--until you consider we added 70 films. If any of you have seen all 70, I will buy you an imaginary pony. So don't anybody complain to me that they don't have anything to do tonight, or that nothing's on TV. Mantor's got you covered.
How many have you seen? Why not add one more to the list this weekend?