Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!
What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:
“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!
Last week’s poll: “Casting Close Calls“ has officially closed and the results are in with 74 total votes. Asking which casting “almosts” you are most glad did NOT take place. Some interesting trivia and close calls in some really great films that may not have been so well received had the casting been different. Out of all of the close calls, it turned out that John Travolta’s turning down of the role of Forrest Gump is the one that was the MOST appreciated. Be sure to check out the rest of the results in last week’s poll HERE!
Thanks to all that voted and made last week’s poll fun!
This week’s edition of ‘TVT’ entitled “Hollywood Loves Heists” brings another fun poll to you for your consideration.
Consider the following examples:
- In Inception, we hope for a group of skilled thieves to pull off a nigh-impossible crime.
- In Ocean’s Eleven, we want a group of conniving thieves to rip off another one.
- In The Sting, we cheer on a group of thieves on a mission of revenge.
- In Road to Perdition, we relate to and hope for a muscleman of the mob to exact justice.
- In The Fast & the Furious, we want a group of car thieves to get away from the cops.
- The Godfather gives us no other option but to side with the mobster himself…same with Scarface.
- …and the list goes on and on.
Sure, it may be a matter of perspective (i.e. The Patriot, Robin Hood, V for Vendetta, Gladiator), but if you stop to think about it, there are several films that successfully get you to be on the side of the hodge-podge put-together group of outla… er…”misunderstood miscreants.”
With this upcoming weekend’s theatrical release Now You See Me, we are taking a look at movies full of great heists. Check out the trailer for the upcoming heist film that looks pretty fantastic along with a great cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and more!
Today, I shift the focus towards criminals in films that pull off robbery heists that…although they are committing robbery, thievery, etc…you just can’t help but to cheer for and hope they escape! (SMH) For this poll, I ask you to consider the following films that are only from the year 2000 and after (so…no inclusion of Entrapment, The Sting, The Thomas Crown Affair, Dog Day Afternoon, Reservoir Dogs, etc). In the comment section, PLEASE leave your favorite “pre-2000” heist movie list so that I can narrow down the list for a future heist movie poll from the 20th century.
Thanks for joining me today!
Can’t wait to see the results next week. Be sure to vote before the polls close on 6-4-13. The results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer