Episode 45: Ocean’s 11 (1960, 2001)

Ring-a-ding-ding, you cuckoo cats! Pick up what we’re laying down; we got us two versions of the caper flick “Ocean’s 11”.  We got us the 1960 version starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and pretty much everyone else they knew, and we got us the 2001 version, Clyde, starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney and a ton of other groovy cats.  Both movies are loaded with famous people, both movies involve a casino heist, so which one swings and which one . . . doesn’t swing? Ok, there’s a reason I was never invited to be in the Rat Pack.  Apart from the fact I hadn’t been born yet. Check out the Chairman of the Fjord (I’m pretty sure that’s what they called Sinatra; he was Norwegian, right?) and George “No Nickname” Clooney.  Ring-ding, ding-dong, . . . um, twinkies?

6 thoughts on “Episode 45: Ocean’s 11 (1960, 2001)”

  1. That Henry Silva is one odd dude. He’s a client at a former job; used to stalk into my side of the office suite and peer over my cubicle…

  2. Have you guys thought of pyscho and the shot by shot remake or to be classy… it conquered the world and its almost shot by shot remake, zontar the thing from venus?

    1. We haven’t. And honestly, who would want to watch a scene by scene remake of anything? Was it any good? And besides Zontar, there’s also, inexplicably, “Invasion of the Saucer Men,” and “Attack of the the Eye Creatures.” Weird.

      1. I think, if history is a guide, non did want to watch shot by shot remakes now you mention it! I actually only recently realized it conquered and zontar were two movies. We didn’t have tv for a long time and them on b/w tv so i dont think i ever saw the colour remake in colour and never noticed!

        1. All I can say is I’m sorry. For letting you know there were more than one version of either of those two pieces of dreck. Then again, in upcoming episodes, there’s a lot of apologizing on my part. :”D

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