March 8 07

is anyone watching the Black Donnellys? I am absolutely LOVING it. it’s so good. i highly, highly recommend. it’s great. the character development, even only two episodes in, is fantastic. the storyline is great. and Olivia Wilde, well, she’s stunning.

in the spirit of my new favorite gangster show – second to the Sopranos, of course, this week’s thursday thirteen is about my 13 favorite gangster movies. i wrote gangster-ish, because some of them might straddle the line of what one might consider a gangster film…

1. The Godfather


2. The Godfather Part II


3. Goodfellas


4. Bugsy


5. Snatch


6. Casino


7. Once Upon a Time in America


8. The Untouchables


9. Scarface


10. Donnie Brasco


11. A Bronx Tale


12. Reservoir Dogs


13. Pulp Fiction



  1. Carlito’s Way (the first one, not the second one that was never really made) has to be one of the best gangster movies of all time.

    Heh… when my wife was pregnant I kept telling her I was going to introduce our new baby to people with “Say hello to my little friend.” She was unimpressed.

    btw: I’m loving the Black Donnellys too.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on March 8, 2007
  2. I don’t think I have ever seen any of those movies at all. I saw the previews for the Black Donnellys and thought it looked interesting. I do like the Sopranos too……

    I really want to know your take on American Idol from last night

    Comment by Iris on March 8, 2007
  3. I saw the previews for Black Donnellys but the little one is usually still up and it isn’t quite a baby show. Maybe I’ll put it on the DVR and try to get into it.

    Lil’ Duck Duck

    Comment by Mama Duck on March 8, 2007
  4. Excellent list, I’ve seen almost all of these movies. Haven’t heard of the Black Donnellys… might look into

    Comment by Ankur on March 8, 2007
  5. I haven’t seen the Black Donnellys either – loved Donny Brasco and the Godfather… especially the first one, and John travolta in Pulp Fiction was superb… Great TT.

    Comment by Robyn on March 8, 2007
  6. Great list! I’m loving The Black Donnelly’s, too! Snatch was so funny – something I can’t really say about most of the other movies on your list…although, they are all awesome!

    Can’t wait for the final season of Sopranos! What will happen? I’m going to have to start watching last season to get ready!

    Happy Thursday!

    Comment by Janene on March 8, 2007
  7. Don’t forget to check out the bonus episode of the Black Donnellys that is posted online! It’s pretty good. Such a great show!!!

    Comment by Karen on March 8, 2007
  8. Great list Ali.

    Comment by metro mama on March 8, 2007
  9. Gangsters! I should do a post about my father’s uncles sometime – they were all small time gangsters in Chicago and was murdered. All six. CRAZY!

    Comment by Rebecca on March 8, 2007
  10. I finally saw the Godfather and we are halfway done with Pulp Fiction. What a good list..hubby will love this

    Comment by amy on March 8, 2007
  11. I loved Goodfellas! SO many big names in that movie and Ray Liotta was fantastic as Henry Hill. Love, love, LOVE it!

    Comment by Kristi on March 8, 2007
  12. Whew, nice list!

    Comment by Stacie on March 8, 2007
  13. Terrific list of Gangster movies. The Untouchables was very good. Haven’t heard of The Black Donnelleys over here on this side of the Atlantic.

    Happy T13. 🙂

    Comment by Caylynn on March 8, 2007
  14. I’ve only seen the Untouchables–love it btw. I realize there’s a big hole in my cinematic experience, not having seen any of the Godfather movies (and me being such a movie buff) but I’ve never gone in for dark and violent really. But I love seeing lists like this.

    Comment by Michelle on March 8, 2007
  15. I have a personal ban against the show because NBC replaced Studio 60 for it. I realize that’s not rational.

    Comment by Chris on March 8, 2007
  16. I love, love, LOVE Snatch. Love it!

    Comment by mamatulip on March 8, 2007
  17. snatch makes me laugh in so many inappropriate ways…

    Comment by leahpeah on March 8, 2007
  18. I haven’t watched the Black Donnelleys yet. I might have to go to the website and check it out. I love ganster movies…loved your thursday 13…but what about adding a 14th ~ Blow with Johnny Depp?

    Comment by Michelle on March 8, 2007
  19. Great movies! I think I’ve seen pretty much all of those, but it’s been a long time. I still laugh when I see “Snatch”…somebody had balls to name a movie that.

    Comment by Anna on March 8, 2007
  20. I’m so not a gangsta movie kinda girl…. Great list, though — as always!

    Comment by Haley-O on March 8, 2007
  21. I saw all some of these. I did not see 5,7,11,12,and 13.
    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
    My TT is posted.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Happy TT’ing!
    (“)_ (“)Å 

    Comment by Raggedy on March 8, 2007
  22. From your list – I’d have to say I truly enjoyed the Godfather movies, Res Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Snatch.
    Thanks for a great list. My TT is up too – all about the writing life. Have a great weekend!

    Comment by Christine on March 9, 2007
  23. I was just talking last night with Motherbumper about an obscure movie called The Krays witht the brothers form the band Spandau Ballet. Add that one ot your list.
    And ya, ANYTHING by Scorcese…

    Comment by crazymumma on March 10, 2007

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