9 Classic Films I Must Watch Before Hurricane Irene Kills Me

Friday, August 26 by
"You're all dead." 

As Hurricane Irene is certain to kill me and the rest of those in New York‘s Zone B, I figure there’s a few things I need to do before I die. And since there aren’t any marathons to run or continuing ed classes going on in the next 48 hours, I suppose I’d better take the opportunity to watch those classic films that people always give me a hard time about not having seen. Assuming the power stays on.


This classic romantic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman is just about one of the most famous films ever made. But I skipped Film One that day so I didn’t get to see it. Though my dorm-mate was there and passed on his review to me that it is “an enjoyable film with Nazis and stuff.”

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

This is a film that I’ve heard about my entire life, but haven’t had the opportunity to see. It draws reactions of shock when friends find this out. However, I know nothing about the sci-fi spoof. In fact, I just learned that it follows a physicist/neurosurgeon/rock star as he battles aliens. This is normally the kind of thing I’d be all over but it somehow escaped my radar.


Though I haven’t seen the first film in Oliver Stone‘s Vietnam War trilogy, I did watch my friend Nate play some of the video game before school. I think that should count.

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