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August 30, 2011
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Matthew Fox is reported to have punched a 29-year-old female Cleveland bus driver in the stomach when she didn’t allow him to get a ride to his hotel when he tried to board the private party bus she was driving at the time.

I don’t know, but if you have gone from being on Lost to just being lost, wouldn’t that make anyone want to punch someone in the stomach?

Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 47. Heat (1995)

August 29, 2011

47. Heat [DVD] (1995)

Plot: Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), a successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), an obsessive L.A.P.D. lieutenant desperately tries to put him behind bars.

A Los Angeles Crime Saga (tagline)


Also Starring: Val KilmerJon VoightTom SizemoreDiane VenoraAmy BrennemanAshley JuddNatalie PortmanHank AzariaHenry RollinsJeremy PivenTed Levine

Written and Directed by:
 Michael Mann
Length: 170 min
Budget: $60,000,000
Gross Revenue: $174,400,000 (Worldwide)

Favorite Quote:
Vincent Hanna
Who? Who? What are you, a fucking owl?


Review: I planned on having this review read: “Any movie that has Robert De Niro AND Al Pacino sharing the screen is a shoe-in on this list” but then I remembered they made Righteous Kill together…

So.. Never mind…

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: 
Pacino and De Niro were Michael Mann’s first choices, but at one point Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges were considered as possible alternatives for the two leading roles.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 48. Tommy Boy (1995)

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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 48. Tommy Boy (1995)

August 29, 2011

48. Tommy Boy [DVD] (1995)

Plot: When Tom Callahan (Brian Dennehy), owner of an auto parts company dies, the company is left to his son Tommy Boy (Chris Farley). Trouble is, he is a dim-witted slob who took seven years to get a college degree. With his dad’s assistant Richard (David Spade) trying to guide him, they hit the road on a sales trip to save the company.

Lurking in the background is Big Tom’s new wife Beverly (Bo Derek) and son Paul (Rob Lowe), who secretly plan to sell off the company if he fails.

If at first you don’t succeed, lower your standards. (tagline)

Also Starring: Dan AykroydJulie Warner
Directed by: 
Peter Segal
Written by: Bonnie TurnerTerry Turner
Length: 97 min
Budget: N/A
Gross Revenue: $32,700,000 (USA)

Favorite Quote: 
Tommy
Does this suit make me look fat? 
Richard
No, your face does.


Review: Every Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list needs a lowbrow comedy with heart, starring a fat guy who falls and crushes a table and ultimately teams up for a funny road trip with a sarcastic sidekick.

This is that movie!!

Nerdiest Movie Trivia:
The film is actually an update of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’: Tommy is the Prince, his father dies, his mother (Bo Derek) is Gertrude, in reality married to his “step brother” (Rob Lowe) who is Claudius. David Spade’s character is Horatio.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 49. Dirty Dancing (1987)

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The Perry Family

August 29, 2011

I went to a party on Saturday where this guy told me Matthew Perry from Friends and Luke Perry from Beverly Hills 90210 are brothers.

I know it isn’t so, but I have decided to believe it anyway since it’s the greatest news I’ve heard so far during this gaddafi-is-crazy-who-knew-norway-could-have-terrorists-japanese-nuclear-reactor-disaster-u.s-economy-is-in-the-shitter-dirty-dancing-gets-a-remake year of 2011.

Also, when I pass this forward, I’m adding Katy Perry as their sister, just to spice the family up a bit.

Aargh!

August 29, 2011

Last night, I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Is it just me or is Johnny Depp’s pirate act getting a bit tired? For each new Caribbean movie I get the feeling he’s spoofing his own performance from the previous one; making him become more and more a cliché of the cliché…

Bloody Dexter in Bloody Angel Wings. It’s going to be Bloody Brilliant!

August 27, 2011

To butch this blog back up after Sika’s Dirty Dancing post, I decided to post the promo poster for the sixth and final season of Dexter.

I love this picture and I can’t wait for it to start!

Previous Dexter Promo Posters

Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 49. Dirty Dancing (1987)

August 26, 2011

49. Dirty Dancing [DVD] (1987)

Plot:  17-year-old “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is spending the summer of 1963 with her family at a resort hotel.

One night Baby discovers a party going on in the employee’s dormitory, and falls head over heels in love with dance teacher Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to take her place as Johnny’s dance partner.

Have The Time Of Your Life (tagline)

Also Starring: Jerry OrbachJack WestonJane BruckerKelly BishopWayne Knight
Directed by: 
Emile Ardolino
Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
Length: 100 min
Budget: $6,000,000 
Gross Revenue: $213,954,274 (Worldwide)

Favorite Quote: (Yeah, I know.. But I couldn’t help it. I had to pick this one..)
Johnny
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


Review: As you can see from my picture in the beginning I too can cary a watermelon. I look a bit surprised though, which I was, because it wasn’t as heavy as I thought it would be.

Oscar: 1 Win: Best Song (Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz) “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”.

Anyway.. People (my male friends) constantly point out that this movie is a “chick-flick” and that my love for this movie is “weird” and that my “anger” for the upcoming “remake” is “unfounded”.

But I don’t “care”. This movie is just so “adorable”; they “dance”, they “fall in love”, they… oh, sorry about all those extra misguided quotation marks.. I got “Shift+2”-trigger happy there for a while… But damn it, I love this movie! There, I said it. Without quotation mark.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Val Kilmer was initially offered the lead but declined. Billy Zane was also considered for the lead role, but he didn’t dance well. He has said in an interview that he and Sarah Jessica Parker both auditioned for the leads.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 50. The Last Waltz (1978)

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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 50. The Last Waltz (1978)

August 25, 2011

50. The Last Waltz [DVD] (1978)

Plot: When Robbie Robertson and the rest of the band members of The Band decide to call it quits after sixteen years on the road, they not only decide to make the last concert special by inviting a few of their friends up on stage to join in for a final celebration; they also contact Director Martin Scorsese to document their Last Waltz.

It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration. (tagline)


Starring: Robbie RobertsonRick DankoRichard ManuelLevon HelmGarth Hudson
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Mardik Martin (treatment)
Cinematography: Michael Chapman (director of photography)
Production Design by: Boris Leven
Length: 117 min

Review:  If I could go back in time and see one concert this would be the one. The Band playing one last concert with guests like Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris,Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young; delivering all great music and showing off some fabulous beards.
And as a special treat, Neil Young has a booger up his nose for this special occasion…

Edit: I just read the reason for the “booger”... 

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: The cocaine drop hanging from Neil Young’s nostril was airbrushed out by Martin Scorsese.


THAT is one of the reasons why I love the Internet, you can find out stuff like that! I guess “it” was left out of the theatrical release, but left in for the DVD? I thought it would be funny to mention that I noticed that he had a booger up his nose, but now that it’s not a booger… well, it’s still pretty funny.

The concert alone isn’t what makes this documentary great. Like an unfunny Spinal Tap the concert intertwines with interviews with The Band telling some great stories; like how this movie marks the end of sixteen years on the road, from playing behind Ronny “The Hawk” Hawkins,  through the time playing with Bob Dylan before emerging into being a self-contained entity.

Favorite Quote:
Richard Manuel:
 Well, we were The Hawks. And it was right in the middle of that whole psychedelia. Chocolate Subway, Marshmallow Overcoat. Those kind of names, you know? We started out with The Crackers. We tried to call ourselves The Honkies. Everybody kind of backed off from that. It was too straight. So we decided just to call ourselves The Band.

I might be partial since I think The Band is one of the greatest bands ever, but this movie is the greatest concert film ever. It has the characters, the songs, and the cinematography is amazing; it’s shot in 35mm and it’s hard to imagine it’s shot live.

And Levon Helm is my favorite band member. So there. Review over. Booger off!!

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 51. Lost In Translation (2003)

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