Sunday, November 1, 2009

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Mobsters...

This weekend we saw lots of Trick Or Treaters dressed as Superheroes, Star Wars characters, Hobos, Fairies, Thomas the Train and even a few ghouls. But we never saw any mobsters. Maybe that is because it is tough to fashion a Tommy Gun out of a shoebox. But one thing is for sure, if a mobster rang our bell looking for a treat we would oblige ASAP. We've seen enough of their movies to know the kind of tricks they dole out. Here are our Top 3 - since we feel like we've been hogging all the good titles each week. Share on your blog mafia movies that left their mark with you and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants to find their recommendations!

  • Goodfellas (1990) - What it is like to be a member of the Mafia. Scorsese explores the ins and outs of how the world works for a mobster as seen through Ray Liotta's (beautiful) eyes while he pals around with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci with an extremely violent Napolean complex.
  • The Untouchables (1987) - What it is like to take on the Mafia as a Federal Agent - Eliot Ness vs. Al Capone. De Palma directs Costner, Connery, De Niro, Garcia. Doesn't get much better than this.
  • Donnie Brasco (1997) - What it is like to infiltrate the Mafia as an undercover cop. Johnny Depp and Al Pacino are marvelous here.
  • We just realized all of our choices are based on true stories. Maybe that extra reality is why we love them so much. A bonus selection - purely fictional but with a heavy aside to infamous mobster on the run Whitey Bulger is another Scorsese gem - The Departed. DiCaprio, Damon and Nicholson star in this heart pounding thriller from the Boston side of things. So forgive us the extra pick.

    Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    21 comments:

    stacybuckeye said...

    I wish I could participate this week, but I hate mobster movies! I remember liking Donnie Brascoe, but I'm pretty sure that was only because of Johnny Depp.
    Maybe if I look at a few other lists I'll find one to like, but I avoid them unless my husband picks one that I have to watch (we have a yearly bet for March Madness).

    ds said...

    Oh, I liked The Untouchables--great choice! The Departed was also wonderful. You are certainly allowed a plug for the home team (?)so to speak ;)

    kaye said...

    I don't have much to contribute today, this is not a genre I view. But I tried :) If you want to come on by here’s movie list

    Literary Feline said...

    Great topic! Mine is up.

    I really liked The Departed too.

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    I LOVE mob movies...I could have listed a dozen at least! Here are mine:

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2009/11/monday-movie-meme-sleeping-with-fishes.html

    Lindsey said...

    Donnie Brasco and Goodfellas are excellent choices! Really liked both!

    Lindsey said...

    Mine can be viewed at http://talentinborders.blogspot.com/2009/11/monday-movie-meme.html :)

    Penny said...

    A Bronx Tale is really good as well.

    Also, The Godfather
    Road To Perdition

    Chris said...

    i dont really like mob movies but ill try to post my entry....

    Chris said...

    my post is up@

    The Gal Herself said...

    I played and gave the least imaginative response ever.

    Amy said...

    This is a fantastic topic! Mobster movies are great, they've got a little bit of everything and a lot of action!
    GoodFellas is probably one of the best! I watch The Untouchables whenever it's on TV. I think it's a fantastic movie. Donnie Brasco wasn't one of my favorite movies but who cares, it's got Johnny Depp, need I say more? (you might not understand Andy!)

    Terrific list!

    Heather said...

    If, like Stacy, you hate the typical mob movie, check out my list for a few comedic suggestions. ;)

    Amy said...

    There are always way more movies for each topic than I initially realize!

    Here are my contributions!

    Mobster Movies

    Thank you for the fun!
    Enjoy your Monday!

    Amy

    boliyou said...

    I had to stretch a bit this week, but I enjoyed your list. I'll have to watch Donnie Brasco one of these days.

    Mine is here.

    Irishcoda said...

    Mine's up here. I was able to think of a couple of favorites after the titles you named!

    hmsgofita said...

    I'm with Stacy...I hate mobster movies and I can't recall ever watching even one...So I think I'll have to pass on this week's meme! But I'll be back next week....

    I kind of stay away from the really violent movies, so that's part of why I've never seen one!

    Ashley Ladd said...

    Married to the Mob

    Godfather

    Analyze Me (I think that's the name)

    Valentine's Day Massacre

    a lot of the old James Cagney movies

    Lethal Weapon

    Kathleen said...

    I just re-watched Donnie Brasco with my son a few weeks ago. I love that movie but hate the ending..even though the ending makes sense and is true to the story!

    Sadako said...

    As others have noted, the Godfather.

    Also loved Scarface though it's gangster but not really mafia per se...

    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine is up and it is here.