Written by Musgo Del Jefe
MUSGO's TOP 100 FEATURE OF THE WEEK:
No. 76 - Dial M For Murder (AMC) (SAT)
The first Hitchcock film to make the Top 100 might seem like an odd choice. It's no secret that I'm a huge Hitch fan and that this won't be the last film to make the list. But I think this play adaptation doesn't get enough credit. I first saw this film during its reissue in 1982. Ray Milland and Grace Kelly are a better fit for this plot than even Cary Grant would've been. The deceptively simple cuckold husband murder plot has many subtle layers. Hitchcock didn't usually dabble so freely in film noir as he does here. In many ways, it's a warm up for his next film, Rear Window but there are plenty of delicious moments here too. Another testament to the film is how many times the same plot has been reworked (almost yearly it seems) in movies and TV.
Ratings around this movie:
70 - Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
73 - Glengarry Glen Ross
78 - The Great Dictator
80 - Goodfellas
89 - Diabolique
RANDOM RUMINATIONS: NEW SHOWS
Showtime's making some nice in-roads on HBO as far as series go. So why am I only watching Californication when Dexter looks brilliant? And Weeds looks like it should be rocking my TiVo. Getting closer to watching 30 Rock since I bothered to watch about five minutes of that Seinfeld episode. Wanna watch the latest Dana Carvey show, Down In Front? It's a movie clip show and it's only showing on "Playing Now" on Netflix. And for my Mac brothers and sisters, it will work in Safari, just fight through the "your operating system is not compatible" warning and it works.
King Of The Hill (FOX) Hank is trying to stay cool in October at the water park.
The Simpsons (FOX) Steve Buscemi and Ted Nugent back together again for the first time.