Luke, I am your father.
FTFY. Some of the most beloved lines quoted from the movies are not as they originally appeared, and movie rental site LOVEFiLM.com surveyed its members for the most memorable misquotes. Darth Vader's number one, with The Wicked Queen, Dirty Harry and Captain Kirk among the top ten. filmsite.org made a more comprehensive list
, with .wavs to back them up. [more inside]
137 Uncomfortable Plot Summaries
of a wide variety of movies, TV series and even a couple books, from varying points of view (whatever is the most uncomfortable). A treasure trove of pop culture redefinition.
You know the trouble with Historically-Based Movies? Unless you're an uneducated, ignorant moran, you know how they're gonna end. At least that's the argument of this Premiere
article on 10 Movie Endings Spoiled By History
. Of course there are ways to avoid that problem, as Cracked.com's (yeah, them) 11 Movies Saved by Historical Inaccuracy
declares. Books have been written about Historical Movies' accuracy or inaccuracy
, and everybody has an opinion
on what the Best Historical Movies are
, but if you want your History purely entertaining, there's only one
dog you can count on: here are Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the original
Wayback Machine dropping in on Cristopher Columbus
, Pancho Villa
and Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
(sorry, no USA History episodes on YouTube). [more inside]
What do you mean Matt Haughey isn't on this list?
Time Magazine does a sequel to the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century with a list of the current Hot 100... Have fun raging at the inevitable bad choices and obvious omissions. For a more entertaining list, here's Parade Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters
. Preemptive strike: Yeah, all "Top 100" Lists are lame, but critiquing them can be an entertaining way to finish off a boring weekend
I Can't Believe I Missed BlobFest 2003!
The annual celebration of the cheesy sci-fi movie that made Steve McQueen
a movie star and the town of Phoenixville, PA
proud was last
weekend... But even if you weren't there you can still...
» Meet The Man Who Owns The Blob
and giggle when you learn just what it's made of.
» Read the liner notes from the Criterion laserdisc
(yes, there was one).
» Listen to that awful theme song
(written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David).
» Be shocked that the basement window that our heroes used to escape in the movie is now blocked by a wheelchair ramp!
» Or buy a ticket to the newly-restored historic Colonial Theatre
, just so you can run out of it, screaming. They won't mind.
Mike Meyers deserves a medal
for having the guts to admit that the character he created for a five-minute sketch wasn't going to carry a full-length movie. He gave up a 20-million-dollar payday and saved us all from another "SNL spin-off" movie.
The Oscars TM AMPAS will NOT consider any movie that was first shown on the Internet.
Looks like our firends at HowWrong Productions
, the creators of "Jesus! The Semi-Animated Sorta-Movie!"
Now they'll have to rent a theater for the sequel: "Jesus' Big Score", and then probably nobody'll show up.. cause they'll all be at The Schmolympics!
You owe me, Talbot. Big time.
"I am not a number; I am a free man!!!"
"Sorry, Number 6, but actually, you're a 'property in development'..."