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You Haven't Seen That?! Part II

As mentioned earlier, I'm not the most educated t.v. and movie watcher.  I rarely get it when people reference an incredibly popular scene.  I usually just smile and stare blankly when this happens, then embarrassingly admit that I have ZERO clue as to what they're talking about.  Yup, I'm that girl, y'all.

To continue my earlier discussion about things I haven't seen that most of the world has, I thought I'd list a few movies that I haven't ever seen.  Ever.

All of the Star Wars Movies
The Godfather
Lord of the Rings (I tried, but just couldn't get into it!)
Gone with the Wind
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Any of the Rocky Movies
The Waterboy
Rudy
Any of the Harry Potter Movies

Just to name a few.  Some I'm embarrassed to say I haven't seen and others, I just don't really care to.  I have been trying to broaden my movie knowledge lately.  J and I have recently added to my list of WATCHED movies all of the Bourne movies, all of the Die Hard movies and all of the Resident Evil movies.  

See, I'm not that bad.  :-)

"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."
-- Steve Martin

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