17 April 2008

Vegas films, good and bad

With the current, relative popularity of the movie 21, I have taken it upon myself (and your reading time) to list the best “Las Vegas” films. These are movies in which Vegas and its culture play an important part of the story, even though the whole film might not be set there:
  • Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
  • Viva Las Vegas
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Casino
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • The Cooler
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
For the record, here are some films that would never ever get on such a list:
  • Showgirls
  • Vegas Vacation
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I know there are fans of that last one I listed. I am not one of them. So there it sits.