Had the unfortunate opportunity to watch the latest version of Ocean’s Eleven with George Clooney, yeah, I know it’s been out for a while; however I really had no need to see it.  It was on one of the movie channels late last night, so I tuned in, now I am sorry that I did.

I was not impressed, and after watching the original 1960 version again, it’s obvious George Clooney is no Frank Sinatra [:)]

So here’s to the Rat Pack, even after they have all gone to meet their maker, nobody even comes close!


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8 Responses to EE-O-LEVEN

  1. Jeanine says:

    The new versions of the Ocean’s 11 movies are not meant to be a re-make of the original. They are meant to be stand alone films and do, in fact, stand apart from the original. Gone in the new version is the humor of the money going up in smoke as their comrade is cremated.

  2. jimr says:

    EW: I should have known you would have actually gotten to see the Rat Pack in person, thanks so much for your comments! [:)]

  3. jimr says:

    I agree wholeheartedly Libby, thanks for the comments.

  4. Libby says:

    I loved the original Ocean’s Eleven with the Rat pack. The remake–I believe they have made three of them with Clooney continuing the saga–Are so bad I fell asleep about 20 minutes into the first remake and haven’t and won’t watch the other two. They don’t make ’em like they used to!

  5. EagleWatch says:

    Indeed, some of my fondest memories of Las Vegas (back when “the Boys” ran it) involve sitting in the main lounge at the Sands and watching Dean Martin and/or Frank Sinatra walk on stage during a show billed as Sammy Davis or Joey Bishop. If they were in LA and not booked, they would spontaneously just show up at each other’s Sands shows … you can’t beat drinks, steak and that kind of talent for $30 or $40! (Back in those days, they didn’t charge premium for their main lounge shows – they wanted you spending money in the pit, not in the showrooms).

    And I agree … as much as I enjoy George Clooney, Ocean’s Eleven is yet another picture they shouldn’t have remade.

  6. jimr says:

    Agreed my friend, thanks for the comment. I actually had to watch the old one again, after the first one, because it left such a bad taste in my mouth [:)]

  7. TVNews says:

    P.S. I can see that video.

  8. TVNews says:

    Finest kind. There aren’t many made these days that stack up to the old school.