The Games are Beginning.

We’re going to be really brave right now, and admit that Monica has never actually seen All the Presidents Men. And that Brad has never seen Lawrence of Arabia. And that neither of us has actually watched The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.  We were lamenting our collective ignorance and wondering why all of the films moldering on our Netflix queue since 2009 have never been touched while we have to continue to make our way through the entire catalog of Dora the Explorer.

So, we’re embarking on a project with rules.

1. One film a week.

2. Either one or both of us needs to have not already seen it.

3. Films must have been made before we were born (1980).

So hopefully, this time next year when someone asks Monica if she’s seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid she doesn’t need to evade with a “not recently” and can just say “yeah.”

Comment or email us at cinematicidiotinfo at gmail for suggestions. We’re also keeping a running spreadsheet with possible contenders if you want to weigh in on what we should watch next. Looking forward to sharing some new experiences through the blog.

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6 thoughts on “The Games are Beginning.

  1. Oops, missed this post! Glad to see The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on the list, it’s my second favorite film. Have either of you seen Kagemusha? Not sure if you’re a fan of Kurosawa’s, but It’s my favorite by him and worth a watch if you have yet to see it.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts. This is such a cool idea and should be a fun thing to do together.

  2. Celine & Julie Go Boating is an easily overlooked gem and nearly impossible to find until recently. I was ecstatic when I noticed it in the DFT Schedule for later this spring, I saw it on two VHS tapes before and am looking forward to seeing it on the big screen next month. Also, Harvey with Jimmy Stewart (and Oscar winning performance by Josephine Hull) is one of my favorite of all time and also does not get the recognition I feel it deserves. Love the new blog!

    • I love Harvey, and Brad’s never seen it – definitely pushing for that one. Neither of us have ever seen Celine and Julie Go Boating. I’ll trust your excellent taste, Heather, and add it to the list.

      • You should definitely add it to the list, but beware, I do not think I have ever managed to successfully work it into a single conversation. Ever. It was beautiful and long and really long and almost boring in parts yet I never wanted it to end and could have watched it for another 3 hours. I will give you an update how I feel though next month when I see it a second time. Happy Watchings!

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