Friday, October 19, 2007

The Top 63 Movies

I was over at Instapundit and his blurb on the 100 essential DVDs from Amazon caught my eye. I found about 77 of them nonessential so I tried to put together what I thought were mRed's 100 essential DVDs.

Didn't make it. Sorry, but most movies suck.

I did make it to 63.

The first 23 on my list is from the above noted site.

The Godfather, Part II (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition) (1974)
The Godfather (Widescreen Edition) (1972)
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Widescreen Edition) (2001)
The Silence of the Lambs (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (1991)
Taxi Driver (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (1976)
Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)
Chinatown (1974)
It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition) (1947)
Gladiator - Extended Edition (Three-Disc Extended Edition) (2000)
Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977 & 2004 Versions, 2-Disc Widescreen Edition) (1977)
Unforgiven (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1992)
Blade Runner - The Final Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007)
Lawrence of Arabia (Limited Edition) (1962)
Raging Bull (Single Disc Edition) (1980)
Amadeus (1984)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Doctor Zhivago (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1965)
Die Hard (Widescreen Edition) (1988)
Rocky (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (1976)
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Shawshank Redemption (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1994)
Saving Private Ryan (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition) (1998)
Spartacus (1960)

Blazing Saddles
The Patriot
Cinderella Man
The Alamo (new & old)
The Longest Day
Vanishing Point
We Were Soldiers
The Natural
Fate Is The Hunter
Young Frankenstein
Rio Bravo
2nd Day In May
The Clockwork Orange
Field Of Dreams
Last Of The Mohicans
Apollo 13
High Noon
Sergeant York
The Quiet Man
The Green Mile
The Great Escape
Lonesome Dove
Remember The Titans
The Legend Of Bagger Vance
Man On Fire
The Searchers (old & new)
Miracle On 34th Street
My Darling Clementine
Blow Out

I'm sure you can come up with more. Please feel free to do so.

Not Too Bright Harry Reid Tries to Turn Limbaugh Slap Down

Harry Reid is dumber than I thought.

"Never did we think that this letter would bring money of this nature. And,
for the cause, Madam President, it is extremely good. Now, everyone knows that
Rush Limbaugh and I don't agree on everything in life and maybe that is kind of
an understatement. But without qualification, Mark May [sic] -- the owner of the
network that has Rush Limbaugh -- and Rush Limbaugh should know that this letter that they're auctioning is going to be something that raises money for a
worthwhile cause."

Nice try Harry. Rush handed you your rear end. You're an idiot.

No Queers In Iran, No Anti-Socialists in Venezuela

Glass Monument to Che in Venezuela Shot

No word on whether John Edwards thinks Che is just a bumper sticker murderer hero.


Reality Based Pelosi Forced To Face Reality

After being defeated constantly in her quest to create her legacy as a culture changer, Nancy Pelosi runs face first into a wall of reality that leaves an ugly mark and look on her face.

Pelosi Makes Political Misstep in Reversal on Armenian Genocide

The two meetings House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended before a vote on a resolution labeling the massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey a genocide foreshadowed the biggest political misstep of her speakership.

In the hours before a House panel approved the resolution Oct. 10, Pelosi was told in a tense meeting with Turkey's ambassador that the vote would endanger his country's alliance with the U.S. She had a warmer session with an Armenian cleric and representatives of Armenian-Americans, who have a large presence in her home state of California. In both, she made clear she intended to bring the resolution to a full House vote.

Since then, Pelosi, 67, has been in retreat. Her vow to bring the
measure to a vote outraged Turkey, which recalled its ambassador and threatened to cut off the use of its military bases to resupply U.S. troops in Iraq. On Oct. 17, Pelosi said it ``remains to be seen'' whether the vote would occur
after more than a dozen lawmakers pulled their names from the measure and some Democrats asked her to drop it.

Overall the article totally misses the target. This bill was not brought up as it has been for years which was to show concern to the large Armenian population in California. This bill was brought up to embarrass President Bush, drive a wedge between the US and an important ally in the War on Terror and Iraq and the bill was brought up as another tawdry attempt to force American troops out of Iraq out by Pelosi and her allies by a back door bill because Congress and the American people do not agree with the cut-and-run crowd now in charge of the federal kindergarten.

My favorite line from the article;

The turnaround is the first major failure for Pelosi, who has successfully
muscled through the agenda she set out when she became leader of the Democratic majority in January.
Somebody is smoking crack at Bloomberg. They may have gotten it from the Speaker's office.

Will Hillary's Dirty Fundraising Sink Her Campaign?

An unlikely treasure-trove of donors for Clinton

Something remarkable happened at 44 Henry St., a grimy Chinatown
tenement with peeling walls. It also happened nearby at a dimly lighted
apartment building with trash bins clustered by the front door.And again not too
far away, at 88 E. Broadway beneath the Manhattan bridge, where vendors chatter in Mandarin and Fujianese as they hawk rubber sandals and bargain-basement clothes.

All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout
some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx,
have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular
presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

What is it with this crowd? Remember when aLgore got donations from monks sworn to poverty? Now big bucks busboys are hot on the heels of soft Hsu donations from orientals living shoulder to shoulder in empty houses on the west coast.

Must be a Mandarin money mandate for mama Clinton. It could also be their Boxer rebellion. Containable, but ugly.