these twelfth-level omni-geniuses have not contemplated in their equations and planned for with contingencies B through Z42t. Not just something that the Chessmaster didn't know about, but something that he didn't know he didn't know.

The scene where Jack Lemmon has to clear his ears in the restaurant should be in the cinema hall of fame.

The Odd Couple (1968) – To this day I think this is one of the funniest movies ever made, based on a hugely popular play.

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It started when I was a young boy and that last scene with Ann-Margretsinging the title song, well, it’s probably something only a male can explain. If you are not seeing the version with Jerry Lewis running over Spencer Tracy’s hat you may be missing a lot.

Yet, any time I see it on cable or regular TV I will watch it. Bye Bye Birdie (1963) – Believe it or not, I think I’ve seen this movie more than any other in my life. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) – The only movie I’ve paid to see in theaters three times…in one week! I’ve seen it so often I know all the different versions with all of the different edits. It should be part of everyone’s movie collection (certainly everyone reading this blog). (I’ll only say Everybody Loves Raymond, Cheers and Man vs.

Casablanca (1942) – One of the best, perhaps THE best, ever made. The Great Escape (1963) – My favorite war movie– if it actually classifies as a war movie since there is no actual fighting. My wife gets mad at me every time I watch it because I always cry at the end. I’m not even going to mention what happens when I decide not to watch a movie.

Field of Dreams (1989) – This may not be one of the greatest movies ever made, but it strikes a chord with me every time I watch it, which is often since it is on cable so much.

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Compare Spanner in the Works, which very often is the unknown factor. If there wasn't a plan to begin with, possibly due to a Genre Savvy plotter knowing this will happen the moment they start, it's an Indy Ploy.

Yet, when it comes to finding something to watch, I will invariably choose a film I’ve seen many times. Thanks to the advent of cable, where the same movie is sometimes shown upwards of ten times a week, I will even watch portions of movies I’ve seen dozens of times over and over again. It’s not that I don’t want to see other movies — I’ve seen my fair share over the years — but something just draws me to certain movies and I just have to watch them.

I have cable TV with premium channels and thousands of on-demand choices. I’ve seen the following movies at least 50 times in my lifetime (in no particular order): The Graduate (1967) – My favorite movie. My Cousin Vinny (1992) – My favorite movie of the past 30 years.