Monday, October 29, 2012

Film Quote of the Day

Robbie: I don't even know your last name. 
Glenn: It's Guglia. 
Robbie: Guglia? Oh, so Julia's last name's gonna be Guglia. Julia Guglia! That's funny! 
Glenn: Why is that funny? 
Robbie: I - don't know. 

-The Wedding Singer, 1998

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

After his father dies in the World Trade Center on 9/11, eleven year old Oskar Schell finds a key in an envelope that had once belonged to his father. Soon after his discovery, he sets out on an arduous adventure through the city to find whatever it unlocks, hoping that somehow it can get him closer to his father. Extremely moving and incredibly heartbreaking story of an amazingly smart young boy coming to terms with grief. Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow 7/10 Rated PG-13

Monday, October 22, 2012

Character Spotlight: Edward Scissorhands

Amid rows of pastel houses and perfectly trimmed lawns, stands a huge dark castle on top a hill. And in that house lives a very extraordinary creature named Edward. Isolated from people, Edward isn't like normal humans because he has sharp scissors for hands, making simple everyday tasks rather difficult. Unfortunately the inventor who had made him died before he got the chance to give Edward hands. But despite his unusual outward appearance, Edward is sweet and kind. He also had a wonderful talent of trimming hair and making shapes out of hedges. He is played by Johnny Depp in the 1990 fantasy film Edward Scissorhands.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dazed and Confused (1993)

It's the last day of school at Lee High School, Austin, Texas, 1976. The senior students are doing degrading initiation rituals on the new freshman, and later that night planning to cruise around and have one wild party consisting of drinking, getting laid and stoned. Hilarious coming-of-age film with an awesome ensemble cast and a kick ass soundtrack; think the American Graffiti of the 70's. Starring Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Sasha Jenson, Wiley Wiggins, Michelle Burke, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Shawn Andrews, Cole Hauser, Milla Jovovich, Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey 7/10 Rated R

Monday, October 8, 2012

Film Quote of the Day

Andie: You know you're talking like that just because I'm going out with Blane.
Duckie: Blane? His name is Blane?! Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name!

- Pretty in Pink, 1986

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Showgirls (1995)

Nomi Malone is on her way to Vegas to be a dancer, where she meets a girl named Molly Abrams, who becomes her friend and roommate. Molly is a costume designer at the Stardust Casino, while Nomi is a stripper in the Cheetah's Topless Club. Molly brings Nomi along to watch the dance show Goddess where she meets the star Cristal Connors. Cristal begins to notice and arranges an audition for Nomi, but James, one of her bouncer friends think she has too much talent to be showgirl. What can you say about this God awful piece of junk? It's degrading, disgusting, the characters are boring, the acting is horrible, and the dialogue is even worse. Despite it being such a box office flop, it has since had a big cult following, but it's bad, really, really bad. Starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer, Robert Davi 4/10 Rated NC-17