Thursday, August 31, 2006

Stuff I Like Stuff

There are movies that I absolutely love that many of you might not have even heard of. I just thought of one of those movies and decided to build an entry on this shaky premise. I'll watch these movies at anytime - big ups to TBS and TNT (the re-run kings)
Here are some memorable quotes from movies I love. If you get them all you win.... NOTHING -yeah!

Great Film #1:
Lord John: Where are we going?
Red Lectroids: Planet Ten.
Lord John: When?
Red Lectroids: Real soon.

Lord John Whorfin: Laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy.

Overhead announcement at psychiatric hospital: Lithium is no longer available on credit.

Great Film #2:
F (can't use his name): What you write in this apartment stays in this apartment.

F: I have an homeland that I have not seen for too long.
Jamal: Oh, you mean Ireland?
F: Scotland, for God's sakes!
Jamal: I'm messing with you, man.

Great Film#3:
Cher: That's Ren and Stimpy. They're way existential.

Murray: Woman, lend me fi' dollas.
Dionne: Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman".
Murray: Excuse me, "Ms. Dionne."
Dionne: Thank you.
Murray: My street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking, but not necessarily in misogynistic undertones.

Great Film #4:
Mark: Thank you, your honor. With God's help I'll conquer this terrible affliction.

Mother Superior: Ah, hard currency! Thank you, Sir! Can't be too careful these days! Would Sir care for a starter of some garlic bread perhaps?
Mark: No, thank you. I will proceed directly to the intravenous injection of hard drugs, please.

Tommy: Yes, but then she finds out I've bought a ticket for Iggy Pop the same night.
Spud: Went ballistic?
Tommy: Big time. Absolutely fucking radge. 'It's me or Iggy Pop, time to decide.'
Spud: So what's it going to be?
Tommy: Well, I've paid for the ticket.

Great Film #5
Verbal: After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

Dave Kujan: He was dead just long enough for the murder rap to blow over. And then he had lunch.

I'll probably update this a little later, depending on the response. Thanks to IMBD for the quotes.
EDIT 9/1/06
Great Film #1 - Buckaroo Banzai - (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd. The character Perfect Tommy (Lewis Smith) is my favorite - he's amazingly shallow.

Great Film #2 - Finding Forrester - starring: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Busta Rhymes, Anna Panquin. Jamal (Rob Brown) is one of my favorite characters of all time - really great understated acting.

Great Film #3 - Clueless - starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacy Dash, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Donald Faison, Brecken Myer, Elisa Donovan. Pride and Predjudice updated - really great take on the mores of teenagers.

Great Film #4 - Trainspotting - starring: Ewen McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremmer, Johnny Lee Miller. Amazing film set in Scotland. Robert Carlyle amazed me - I knew him as the star of The Full Monty and didn't expect him to be such an evil "Begbie". The character "Spud" (Ewen Bremmer) had a great scene interviewing for a job- another after the bubble guts. Some of the film is hard to watch, but worth the ride.

Great Film #5 - The Usual Suspects - starring: Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollack, Benecio Del Toro, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postelwaite, Giancarlo Espisito. My comments: Keyser Soze. See it!


Christina_the_wench said...

#3 is Clueless and I can watch it over and over and over.... I am the dumb blonde on the rest.

You always have good post ideas. Big props and have a great holiday!

Fairmaiden327 said...


I'm a movie buff and only got CLUELESS. Now Ima gonna Google. Thank you Google!!!

djn said...

I won a whole lotta nuthin! Those are great lines though. I especially like the first one and the overheard announcement about Lithium. Hehe!

Blonde Vigilante said...

The last one is one of my favorite. The Usual Suspects.

Superstar said...

WOW I am without a doubt a film buff and am CLUELESS...

here we go on the guessin'
#1 Coneheads?
#2 Being John Malkavich?(sp)
#4 My cousin Vinny?
#5 Casino?

Luke Cage said...

Ahhhh see? I already know we are kindred spirits when it comes to the sci-fi joints miss Jali, but I love this list. Here goes:

#1 - Buckaroo Banzai.. I had to tap into the time capsule for this one because this one is waaay back!

#2 - Finding Forrester - I love this movie. Very underrated. Where's the brotha who starred in this. He did a great job in this with Sean Connery...

#3- I think I've seen this movie, because the line sounds familiar, but it escapes me luv. I'll say... Roadtrip???

#4 - I can't remember the name of this flick, but Ewan McGregor is in it. A foreign film.. a weird name or something.. do I get a prize for coming close??? Is he in this?

#5 - My favorite flick of ALL TIME... The Usual Suspects. Truly a timeless classic.. Okay, let me feel my pain. Hit me with it..

Reel Fanatic said...

I think of myself as a film buff, but I must confess I only got two .. the great Clueless and the even better Trainspotting!

ManNMotion said...

I know that everyone got the last one. If they didn't, they have probably never seen a movie. I'm dying to find out what #1 is, sounds pretty cool.

Here's two back at you:

1. THIS is how far I have come

2. I wear mine on the inside

mist1 said...

D*mn, I hate being pop-culture illiterate. I got nothing.

Kav said...

I only knew Trainspotting and The Usual Suspects....great films. Don't think I've seen the other three.

jali said...

Ding. Yeah - just one ding for one movie. I love Clueless!

Ding. see message to christina.

Rent it with an open mind. It's full of really quick jokes.

blonde v,
Ding. I think I'll watch it tonight.

Ding. See comment to christina.

Ding, ding, ding. 3! Great job, dude.

Ding, ding. Rent the rest!

Still thinking - damn - I'll come back.

Make it a Blockbuster night!

See the others, please.

Amadeo said...

I've seen all of those films (I never have watched all of Buckaroo Banzai), but I'm mad I only recognized two of them. I'm especially mad I didn't recognize Finding Forrester.

Luke Cage said...

Wait Jali, I know by now that Roadtrip was wrong, but what in the world is #4????

Candace said...

I recognised Trainspotting because I finally saw it last week. But I swear that devil quote was used in something I just saw last week, too. Was it also in Trainspotting? Or Fight Club?

Clearly it's been way too long since I last saw Buckaroo Banzai.

~d (tilde) said...

I love love Usual Suspects. What a fantastic flick. No Pulp Fiction? Is Trainspotting where the guy like pukes in the toilet or something-some whole scene around that?
I knew 2 of the 5.
My fav movies would change day to day depending on what came to mind, but I always love Cool Runnings, Usual Suspects and Highlander.
There can be only ONE!

J-Bigg said...

Finding Forrester, is among my favorite films of all time. I don't think I have seen any of the rest of the movies, though I have at least heard of them.

I am sure you may have already seen them, but I recommend you see "Bamboozled" and "Idlewild"