Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Dozen Movies

I love movies. As a matter of fact, I big pink fuzzy heart with glitter love movies. There is a difference. A huge one. And if you dream of lip gloss and heels and puffy paint and feather boas, then you understand. If not...well, probably don't read my blog.

And ya know the thing about movies? I like them 8,421 times better in the theater. Why? Why you ask? Cause it is all about the event. The smell...which I prefer to be buttery popcorn, but can sometimes be a mixture of urine and vomit - depending on if we go to the $1 theater or not.

Anyhoo, I like the smells and the super loud Dolby surround sound xylophone chimes before the movie, and the sno-caps that I am OBSESSED with and the fact that I push up the arm rest and nuzzle in IJ's arm and look his way 10,000 times hinting that I want him to put his arm around me but he never gets it so while I look like a puppy rooting and rubbing, I eventually pick up his arm, place it around me and then move his fingers to rub my shoulder. I am starved for attention like that and all. He never notices. We are so in love like that -- even after 12 years...or is it 13? See why we make a good fit?

Anyhoo, movies. Sorry. I love em or I hate em. Really no in between. And there are VERY few I can watch over and over again. I mean once I have seen it - stick a fork in it. It's done.

But there are these 13 that I could watch over and over again and still laugh or cry or feel a deep sense of HUH? Which the latter is the cause more often than not.

But below IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER you will find the 12 movies I could watch over and over and over again and then lines that I quote and think about in my make-believe world.

1. The Princess Bride
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

No more rhyming now, I mean it. -- Anybody want a peanut?

Let me 'splain.

Get back, witch. -- I'm not a witch, I'm your wife. But after what you just said, I'm not even
sure I want to be that any more.

There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours. (I have been waitin my entire life for someone to say this to me. I have a feelin I am gonna be waitin a long while longer.)

2. When Harry Met Sally
The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either (a) not at home, (b) home but don't want to talk to me, or (c) home, desperately want to talk to me, but trapped under something heavy. If it's either (a) or (c), please call me back.

Hey I didn't know that they had food in Ethiopia? This will be a quick meal. I'll order two empty plates and we can leave.

You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you.

Right now everything is great, everyone is happy, everyone is in love and that is wonderful. But you gotta know that sooner or later you're gonna be screaming at each other about who's gonna get this dish. This eight dollar dish will cost you a thousand dollars in phone calls to the legal firm of That's Mine, This Is Yours.

3. Steel Magnolias
In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight.

Pink is my signature color.

Well, we went skinny dipping and we did things that frightened the fish.

Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!

I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.

The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.

I don't like her. I don't trust anyone who does their own hair. I don't think it's natural.

The nicest thing I can say about her is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.

He is a boil on the butt of humanity!

4. You've Got Mail
No. No, but... but there's the dream of someone else.

Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.

And you and I would have never been at war. And the only things we would've fought about would be what video to rent on Saturday night. -- Well, who fights about that? -- Well, some people. Not us. -- We would never.

Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?

I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you.

Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.

You are a lone reed. You are a lone reed, standing tall, waving boldly in the corrupt sands of commerce.

When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.

Oh right, yeah, a snap to find the one single person in the world who fills your heart with joy.

The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.

As though you were one of those stupid 22 year old girls with no last name? Hi, I'm Kimberly, hi I'm Janice. Don't they know you're supposed to have a last name? It's like they're an entire generation of cocktail waitresses.

5. Vanilla Sky
Do you remember what you told me once? That every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around.

I think she's the saddest girl to ever to hold a martini.

Even in my dreams, I'm an idiot who knows he's about to wake up to reality.

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

There are no guarantees, but remember: Even in the future, the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.

6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
I got better after I took some Tylenol

We kill him first, then have Lipton tea and biscuits

The holy grail lies in the castle of Arrrrrrmani

Someday, lad, all this will be yours. -- What, the beautiful curtains from Bed, Bath & Beyond?

In the frozen land of Nador, they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels with a side dish of Green Giant frozen peas... and there was much rejoicing.

You tit. I soiled my armor. Luckily I was wearing Depends.

Must be a king. -- How do you know that? -- He's Zestfully clean.

I arrange, design and sell shrubberies, just like the bountiful plant department at Home Depot.

She turned me into a Fig Newton

Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Visit China

I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

A mere flesh wound.

7. Sleepless In Seattle
Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.

Verbal ability is a highly overrated thing in a guy, and it's our pathetic need for it that gets us into so much trouble.

I am NOT going to New York to meet some woman who could be a crazy, sick lunatic! Didn't you see Fatal Attraction?

8. Juno
I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?

Honest to blog?

I'm forshizz up the spout.

Phuket, Thailand!

And if it is any consolation I have heartburn that is radiating in my knee caps and I haven't taken a dump since like Wednesday... morning.

You should've gone to China, you know, 'cause I hear they give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those t-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events.

I think I'm in love with you. 'Cause you're, like, the coolest person I've ever met, and you don't even have to try, you know.

That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet.


Yea, you just take Soupy-Sales to prom I can think of so many cooler things to do that night. Like, you know what Bleek? I might pumice my feet, uh, I might go to Bren's Unitarian Church, maybe get hit by a truck full of hot garbage juice, you know? Cause all those things, would be exponentially cooler than going to prom with you.

As far as boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but... I guess normalcy isn't really our style.

Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings even worse than your abandonment.

Go Carol.

I don't know what kind of girl I am.

9. Hoosiers
Welcome to Indiana basketball.

I know everything there is to know about the greatest game ever invented.

If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners.

Strap, God wants you on the floor.

My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

10. The Godfather
In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.

We don't discuss business at the table.

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

It's safer to teach you English!

Even shooting your father was business not personal, Sonny!

My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a President or senator. -- Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed. -- Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

11. The Sixth Sense
I have no quotes here. The entire movie makes me shiver and have bad dreams.

12. Schindler's List
The truth, Helen, is always the right answer.

It's Hebrew, it's from the Talmud. It says, "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

There will be generations because of what you did.

400....450...More More!

Schindler: I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more.

Stern: Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.

Schindler: If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just...

Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.

Schindler: I didn't do enough!

Stern: You did so much.

Schindler: This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.

Schindler: This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. I could have gotten one more person... and I didn't! And I... I didn't!

Oh Lord...I cry just typin it.

So tell me your FAV movie and your all time fav movie line. Cause I might need a good rental this weekend.




~Mad said...

OH MY GOODNESS - I have had Hoosiers on VHS since it came out! I love that movie.

And then I love Steel Magnolia - "You know I love ya more'n my luggage!"

~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

Kalin said...

My favorite movie has to be Serenity.

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define "interesting".
Wash: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?

SondreLyn said...

I love Steel Magnolias and Monty Python, too. I only quote from Monty Python, however. "I'm being repressed! I'm being repressed!" and "I've seen worse. You lie." Yeah, I love that. Escape from New York and The Saint are movies I have seen a hundred-million times. Movies are my greatest vice. I will go see just about anything in the theater... love it, Love It, LOVE IT!!!

Kyleigh said...

Steel Magnolias by FAR!
Ouiser: This is it, I've found it, I'm in hell.

Drum: Ouiser, can we call a truce long enough for me to get a piece of cake?
Drum: Aww, thanks Ouiser. Nothin' like a good piece of ass.

Tracie said...

That's a great list! Excluding Disney Movies, I would have to add to that list: Grease, Pretty Woman, and Armagenddon

Scrappy Girl said...

Ok...I am one of those freaky Twilight fans that is DYING for the movie to come out. I am even throwing my own bday party. Dr. Hubby is flying my Lil Sis in as my present so she can go watch the movie with me!

"You're faster than the others...but not stronger."
"Strong enough to kill you."

"You brought a snack."

"You are my life now."

"What if I'm the bad guy."

AND pretty much anything else that comes out of Edward's mouth.

We are wearing tshirts...wearing vampire makeup...and decorating the car with TEAM EDWARD....I feel like a Trekkie or one of those weird Star Wars fans...AND I LOVE IT!

Please don't ban me from your blog...I forgave your booger chandeliers....

CindyDianne said...

Something to Talk About (Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid)

While eating pecan pie this dude from California says "I'll tell you one thing, you Southern woman sure are easy to please"

Julia relies "It's from centuries of being taught to keep our expectations low"

Linda said...

OK, Kalin started it. I'm a HUGE, H.U.G.E! fan of the Firefly sci-fi series. River to Jayne: "Also, I can kill you with my brain."
TV aside Shrek "Dead broad off the table"
Donkey: "and in the morning I'm makin waffles!"

Christy said...

The Best Movie Line Ev-ah:

The Water Boy
The crazy cajun guy(Rob Schnieder): YOU CAN DO IT! YOU CAN DO IT ALL NITE LONG!!

Im sorry. That just makes me giggle. A lot.

Christy said...

Oh yea. Also "Little Girls are the DEBIL!" Snicker.Snicker. I love that movie!!

Lo said...

hmmm.... well, i can't quote for the life of me. seriously. like all these great quotes get used up in some hungry part of my brain somewhere. or. something.

i do quote anchor man quite frequently.. and office space. two great movies.

i love romancing the stone, how to lose a guy in 10 days, someone like you, 40 year old virgin, rain man, the core, the rock, la femme nikita, the long kiss goodnight.. the list goes on and on.

and i love what Linda said!! HELLO FIREFLY!!! god i just LOVED that series. THERE'S A MOVIE YOU KNOW!!!! it's wonderful and delicious.

Pip said...

I agree....the going to the movies on date night is more fun than watching one at home. At home, your feet don't stick to the floor and the popcorn doesn't taste as good. I love Pretty Woman, Meg Ryan movies with Tom Hanks, most of Julia Roberts movies, so basically I love romance movies. Rob Reiner's Mom died recently - she was the one in Harry and Sally who said, "I'll have what she's having." when Meg faked having a BIG O at the restaurant she and Billy (Harry) were eating.

cb in NM said...

Grease, Pretty in Pink & Sixteen Candles!!

Sorry, I'm not a quoter.

RachelD. said...

I love, love, love the Princess Bride. My husband, then boyfriend, introduced me to it. We watched it many times and it became "our" movie.

As for my fave movie(s): I really like "Fun with Dick and Jane". I think it's because we can relate to them as a couple on so many levels. :-) We like to watch the new James Bond, Nacho Libra, and the TV show Psyche. We don't get any channels so I season one and two after watching a couple episodes on my parents' TV.

ptamom3 said...

My #1 is Pretty Woman- then... Rudy, Remember the Titans, 8 Seconds, Dances with Wolves, Something to Talk about, You've got Mail, Steel Magnolias, Roadhouse, Ghost- I'm sure there are more but those are my tops.

Anonymous said...

Juno rocks. That movie was hilarious. Also love 40 year old virgin. I'm no good with movie quotes.

Amy said...

I can't pick a favorite, I feel guilty choosing favorites of anything (weird, I know)... but some of the movies I really enjoy are;

Like Water for Chocolate
(Spanish version w/subtitles)

Sound of Music (Corny, I know!)

Circle of Friends
(I so want to go to Ireland someday)

The Mistress of Spices
(Leaves you craving Indian food)

Nacho Libre
(Gotta love those stretchy pants!)

Bridges of Madison County
(Box of tissues at the ready)

The Birdcage
(Your money's on the dresser Chocolate)

Black Narcissus

Anna and the King

The Devil Wears Prada


Masterpiece Theater - The complete Jane Austen

See,I told you...I can't pick just one!

Ansbaughmom said...

Do you have all those movie quotes in your head? Goodness!!

I am all time "brat pack" fan: Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink.

As far as newer releases-if you need a tear jerker: "P.S. I love you" or "27 dresses"is really good!! Good luck!

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

i have princess bride on DVD..nearly worn out..Monty python for sure. go see spam-a-lot when it comes to ...somewhere near you.. Rent Amelie .. it's a huge fave of mine...hope you like subtitles. how about It's a Wonderful Life at christmas? and since i had 6 brothers i still love Animal House!

Michelle said...

What a great list of movies.

Michelle said...

I should have told you my list....

The Notebook -- Even though I know the ending I cry every time I see it.

Facing the Giants - What an inspiring movie!

August Rush-- The music moves me

The Ultimate Gift.. Another fabulous inspiring movie