Are you ready? It’s that time again for AMC’s Mob Week. For those who don’t know Mob Week is being hosted by none other than, Anthony Bourdain. It starts on July 30th and ends on August 5th. So what’s going to be on the list this year? Well a lot of great mobster films will be on the list. I’ve personally added four highlights that deserve to be noticed also, they aren’t perfect but still should be seen. You’ll be watching, “Scarface,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “The Untouchables,” and of course “The Godfather,” but if you are looking for something different then I might have it on my list. For those who would like to see the complete schedule here it is, AMC Mob Week.
“Machine Gun Kelly” (1958)
Date: July 31st, 2012 and August 4th, 2012
Time: 3:00 a.m. central time and 7:00 a.m. central time
Stay up late or sent your DVR for this Roger Corman gangster classic that starred Charles Bronson. It’s one of those b-rated crime films that you just have to watch. It’s really not always on TV either, so it’s nice that AMC included it.
“The Don is Dead” (1973)
Date: August 2nd, 2012
Time: 10:30 central time
If you love Anthony Quinn, then you might not want to miss this crime thriller. I actually loved the book and that’s a main reason why I added this as a must see. It’s a film about the struggle of power after a mobster dies. I recommend to read the book also.
Date: August 3rd, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m. central time
Nothing like watching a mobster film with your breakfast. Ben Gazzara starred as Al Capone and gave a pretty good performance. While I will admit I like the 50s film about Capone a lot better because this one has it’s flaws it’s still okay to watch for fun. Don’t take this movie too serious, just remember that.
“Public Enemy” (1931)
Date: August 3rd, 2012 and August 4th, 2012
Time: 2:33 a.m. central time and 5:00 a.m. central time
You get two chances to see this James Cagney film. “Public Enemy,” is the grandaddy of all mobster films. So it’s definitely one that every fan should watch, it’s the ultimate classic. This film is perfect and Cagney, he was just a perfect actor.
So keep AMC on a close watch because you don’t want to miss this summer excitement. Here’s the complete schedule again, AMC Mob Week. Also remember to check out AMCTV.com, they have games and videos to watch that has to do with mobsters.