Saturday, December 29, 2012

Film Quote of the Day

Mr. Braddock: Ben, this whole idea sounds pretty half-baked. 
Benjamin: Oh, it's not. It's completely baked.

- The Graduate, 1967

Monday, December 24, 2012

Character Duo Spotlight: Harry and Marv

Harry Lyme and Marv Merchants are known as the "Wet Bandits" because of their calling card for always leaving the water running after robbing a house. Around the holidays when burglaries most often occur, Harry poses as a police officer to check out the security of a suburban neighborhood to make sure they are taking the proper precautions, when really he and his partner plan to rob them when they're away on vacation. But the two bumbling bandits don't count on an eight-year old mistakenly being left behind and will stop at nothing to defend his home. Played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the 1990 family comedy Home Alone and its 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Melancholia (2011)

Newlyweds Justine and Michael have their wedding reception party at her sister Claire and her husband John's lavish mansion, however there is trouble brewing in paradise between families which puts a strain on Justine, making her wonder if she'll ever really be happy. Meanwhile a planet called Melancholia is slowly approaching the earth, supposedly referred to as a "fly-by", that may or may not pass by without impact. The visual effects are stunning, as well as the extraordinary musical score in this tense family drama. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Stellan Skarsgard, John Hurt 7/10 Rated R

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Film Quote of the Day

Danny Vinyard: So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned - my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it.

-American History X, 1998

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Character Spotlight: John McClane

John McClane is a tough, crude, wise-cracking, chain-smoking New York City cop whose been on the force for many years. This has greatly effected his personal life so much so that his marriage to his wife Holly is dwindling. John always seems to find himself at the wrong place at the wrong time, and being the good guy that he is he reluctantly steps in where there's trouble because no one else will. This is what makes him someone we will most always root for because of his relentless efforts to not give up and get the job done by whatever means necessary. Played by Bruce Willis in four of the Die Hard films, John McClane is one of our great heroes in cinema that everyone would want to be there in a life and death situation. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Film Quote of the Day

Shooter McGavin: Just stay out of my way... or you'll pay! Listen to what I say! 
Happy Gilmore: Hey, why don't I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, lay by the bay? I just may! What'd ya say? 

-Happy Gilmore, 1996

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Panic Room (2002)

Foster plays Meg Altman, recently divorced who moves into a fancy brownstone in New York City with her eleven year old daughter Sarah. Previously owned by a millionaire, the house has a panic room so in case of intruders, they are safe in that room. Lo and behold three burglars show up on the day they move in, to steal three million dollars in bearer bonds. After Meg discovers from the security cameras that they're in the house, she and her daughter run into the panic room, not knowing that the money is hidden in there with them. A white knuckle thriller that'll keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Easily one of Foster's best films. Starring Jodie Foster, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, Kristen Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau 8/10 Rated R