Saturday, April 25, 2009


This week, The Young One introduced me to a new channel in our cable lineup. It's called Retroplex. Old movies, uncut, no commercials. Perfect. I love moves. Old movies especially. There are some movies I can watch over and over and over again and never get sick of watching them. The list is real long, but I'll confine myself to seven movies I can watch over and over again.

1. The Day the Earth Stoood Still. The real one. The one made in 1951 with Michael Rennie. I love Gort. I want a Gort.

2. To Kill A Mockingbird. The Young One and I watched this movie together this week. I used to wish my dad would be as calm as Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) when I did stupid kid things.

3. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are coming. A Soviet submarine runs aground in a small New England town harbor. Missing sailors, young love, chicken littles, and detente. If you haven't seen this film, you're missing a real gem.

4. The Quiet Man. John Wayne and his wet, silk arrow shirt at his finest.

5. The Long Ships. Richard Widmark, Vikings, Sidney Poitier as a Moorish lord and the quest to find "The Mother of Voices" a great bell made of solid gold.

6. Wizard of Oz. I love the Scarecrow.

7. The Hunt for Red October. Next time, Jack, send a memo. One of my favorite lines.

What about you? Any movies you can watch a million times and never get sick of seeing?


  1. Wait, the Hunt for Red October makes the old movie list? Or just watch over and over? For me, the ultimate list includes: The Princess Bride, Gladiator and Big Jake... The real list would be too plentiful to post here. I enjoy several you posted.

  2. There are so many movies I love to watch over and over. The Quiet Man ranks right up there.