Sunday, September 27, 2009

Number 79

90. Borat
89. Chicago
88. Zoolander
87. Apollo 13
86. Grease
85. The Thin Red Line
84. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red-Light District
83. The Natural
82. The Little Mermaid
81. Meet Me In St. Louis
80. Closer

79. Ocean's 11 (2001)

What It Is:
A remake of the Rat Pack movie of the same name. A group of thieves attempt to jack a multitude of casinos in Vegas on fight night while the ring leader also tries to win back his girl. Dialogue is quick and witty. The story is more complex than you would think. And the cast, oh the cast, is a who's who of sexy Hollywood: Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, and George Clooney (though he's not my type.)

Why I Like It:
This cast is incredible, down to the last supporting character! They can actually pull off the witty back and forth sass that the original Rat Pack was so famous for. It's not overly original as far as filming and cinematography go, but this star studded cast more than compensate. Julia shines, as always, and Brad Pitt's physical acting (as in his body language) is some of the best work he's done.

I Bet You Didn't Know:
-With the exception of Danny Ocean, the title character, none of the other characters has the same name as their 1960 counterpart.
-Danny Glover, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson all turned down parts (the Bernie Mac character and the brothers who fight all the time) to do The Royal Tennenbaums.

Memorable Moments:
Do I have to pick? "You think I need one more?" Matt Damon's impersonation of the Nevada Game Inspector and his report with Bernie Mac. The last scene when Rusty and Tess go to pick up Danny. They have lots of jokes about shirts and girls and it's awesome.

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