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.

One Comment

  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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