Mr. Mojo is So Sorry!

Inspired by Cinetrix, here are the films I haven’t seen on the Top 100 Overlooked Films of the 1990s (or at least those I haven’t seen in the Top 50) and the reasons why:

  • 10: Look, man, I’ve seen everything else Peter Weir has done. The Cars That Ate Paris, The Mosquito Coast, everything. You’ve got to leave me one of his good ones, right?
  • 14: Because I’ve always suspected that there’s a moment in this Steven (Schindler’s List) Zaillian movie where Liam Neeson pops in and cries, “How many pieces on this chessboard could I have sacrificed?”
  • 16: Tom Hanks needs to be deactivated.
  • 21: Alan Rickman works best as an evil Eurotrash bad guy or a sad sack complainer near the end of his rope. But a sensitive Alan Rickman? Sorry, can’t deal.
  • 30: Two words: Chick flick.
  • 33: Okay, I’ll confess. I’m forever biased towards the Shirley Temple version, to the point where I’ll accept no substitute.
  • 39: Something about the title always struck me as suspicious.
  • 45: But it’s one of the only Miyazaki films I haven’t seen!
  • 48: Robert DeNiro after about 1983 doesn’t interest me anymore. Even with Chazz involved. Sorry.
  • 50: Kevin Costner plus kid equals some sick pederastic fantasy or bad idea. At least in my book. Even if it was directed by Clint Eastwood.
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  1. Damn Ed, you’ve only missed a few less than I’ve seen.

    I can only state I saw 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 26, 36, 38, and 47. If we extend it just a bit, I did see 52, 53, and 54.

    Go ahead and de-activate Hanks, but I have to admit, this is one of those films that I’m skimming through channels and I come to it – the thumb rests until I see the credits.

    Love to hear your opinions on 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 15. 26, and 36 too for that matter!


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