Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You knew it was coming... (all quotes now identified)

The movie meme (as seen on Jen's and Alissa's sites):

The rules:

* Pick 10 (or so) of your favorite movies.
* Find, remember, or look up a quote from each movie.
* Post them here for everyone to guess.
* Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
* NO googling or cheating by doing an online search. Cheaters never prosper.
* Share the fun and only guess one movie.


1. You've got an overdeveloped sense of vengeance. It's going to get you into trouble someday.

"The Princess Bride" - Melessa (I swear I can quote this whole movie. From memory. All of us can (me and the girls). We never get tired of it.)

2. A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.

"Men in Black" - Stacy (I have a thing for Tommy Lee Jones, that's why two of the quotes are from him.)

3. Take car. Go to mum's. Kill Phil - "Sorry." Grab Liz. Go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?

"Shaun of the Dead" - Velocibadgergirl. (This is the FUNNIEST movie -- a romantic comedy with zombies -- that concerns the misadventures of Shaun, a young man trapped in a rut, who is attempting to sort out his life, reconcile with his ex-girlfriend and settle his issues with his mother and stepfather, while simulataneously having to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of the undead that is causing society to collapse. Seriously, who could ask for more? It's a bit icky in parts, but Simon Pegg rocks. And I love Ed.)

4. If I can't have you, can I have my gator?

"The Big Easy" OK, nobody got this. Either the movie or the quote was too obscure. It's a romantic suspense movie about cops and mafia in New Orleans. Someone is killing the high-level drug dealers in NO, and Lt. Remy McSwain (Dennis McQuaid) is trying to find out who, while being investigated for corruption by uptight D.A. Ann Osborne (Ellen Barkin). Sparks fly. My do they ever, lotta chemistry between these two. This is the movie that made me fall in lust with become interested in Dennis Quaid and his acting career.

5. I demand the sum... OF 1 MILLION DOLLARS.

"Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery" - Nat (From Nat's Brain) (This movie is just too funny.)

6. I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.

"Bridget Jones's Diary" - Natalie (My ultimate curl-up-on-the-couch-with-a-glass-of-wine chick flick. Don't we all wish that someone would say that to us, that he likes us just as we are? I melt every. damn. time. Oh, and Colin Firth is just dishy, reindeer sweater and all.)

7. No, no. It's not schizophrenia. It's just a voice in my head. I mean, the voice isn't telling me to do anything. It's telling me what I've already done... accurately, and with a better vocabulary.

"Stranger than Fiction" - Natalie. (This movie made me really like Will Ferrel. And it had Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifa and Emma Thompson. Wow. It was quirky and sweet and different.)

8. We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose's glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie and Jimmy for their wedding present.

"Bull Durham" - Jessica (Daysgoby) (Good job! Not one of the big quotes from the movie, but I just love the big meeting on the pitcher's mound to discuss wedding gifts. Perfect couples movie, baseball, sex, comedy, love, Walt Whitman. Perfect.)

9. I don't like disturbances in my place. Either lay off politics, or get out.

"Casablanca" Anonymous. Good work! (Not a very famous quote, but anyone would have got it if I'd chosen 'We'll always have Paris'. This movie always makes me sigh.)

10. I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.

"This is Spinal Tap" - Natalie (I never tire of this movie. The band. The lyrics [who can forget "Big Bottoms"?]. The dead drummers. The hangers-on. The seriousness in which everyone approaches their roles. Sublime.)

11. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies. It takes a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" - Nat (I never get tired of watching this movie with the girls, and even on my own sometimes. My strongest memories are of watching it last summer late in the night when Leah couldn't sleep due to chicken pox.)

12. Newman, what are you doing?
I'm thinking.
Well, think me up a cup of coffee and a chocolate doughnut with some of those little sprinkles on top, just as long as you're thinking.

"The Fugitive" - Jen (I love me some TLJ. And Harrison Ford isn't bad either)

13. Grandpa! There's no school! It's been hit by a bomb! Thank you Adolf!!!

"Hope and Glory" - Natalie (If you haven't seen this movie, about the Blitz in London during World War Two, seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy, go and find it and rent it. You'll be glad you did. It's funny and sweet and sad and uplifting. But mostly funny and sweet. Billy's eccentric family has to deal with his dad being away in the army, bombs falling, his teenage sister getting romantically involved with a Canadian soldier, parachuting Germans, house fires, and gangs of small boys playing and looting amongst the bombed houses.)

14. This is the day your dreams come true.
What do you know about my dreams, Gaston?

"Beauty and the Beast" - Mrs. G (My fave of all the Disney movies. It was Rachel's fave too for a while. I remember one sleepless night that I dozed on the couch while Rae, feverish and about 18 months old, played with toys on the living room floor and insisted that the movie keep playing. Three times it played before she fell asleep. Oy.)

And the Bonus Question, for the Canucks in the crowd (not that I'm being exclusionist, but I don't think this movie was released outside Canada. Pity. It was funny) . Two quotes from this one movie:

Bonus quote A: You have an accent in both languages. Who was your teacher? Jean Chrétien?

Bonus quote B: His heart is in Québec.
But his ass belongs to you.

"Bon Cop, Bad Cop" - We'll give this to Nat, she knew the movie (both quotes are from the movie. I LOVE this movie. Think "Lethal Weapon" but with an uptight by-the-book English cop from TO and a cutting-corners crazy cop from Montreal. This movie single-handedly increased my French vocabulary -- I can swear very fluently now in la belle langue)



  1. Anonymous1:24 PM

    #12 The Fugitive.

    I know #5 too, but it's so easy I'm sure everyone will know it. :-)

  2. #8 Major League.

    I truly love your taste in movies.

  3. No, NO! Major League had the quote about needing a live chicken, not a rooster! (And was still funnier than spit) But it WAS a ball film...Kevin C...Bull Durham!

  4. #14 is Les Mis or Beauty and the Beast?

  5. #2 is Men in Black, one of Ryder's favorite movies.

  6. I know #11 too, but won't say what it is.

  7. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Number 6...Bridget! Bridget Jones's Diary! One of my all-time faves...and what a great quote. And what a great guy to deliver it!

  8. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Totally impressed.
    #5 is Austin Powers. (The first one.)

    11. Is Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone (Dumbledore at the end.)

    The bonus A is Bon Cop Good Cop maybe?

  9. Is #1 from The Princess Bride per chance?
    I'm off to do this at my blog now.

  10. Hmmm, I don't know any of these that are left.

  11. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Isn't #9 Casablanca?

  12. I suck. The only one I knew was Bon Cop Good Cop and I'm days late to the game.....sigh.

    Stop by for a visit...I gave you some bling and tagged ya for a meme :)

  13. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Okay, I've been holding back but I'll step into the lurch now...

    #7: Stranger Than Fiction
    #10: This is Spinal Tap
    #13: Hope and Glory

  14. #3 Shaun of the Dead!

    Dude! Great movie! I'm totally stealing this meme :D

    Oh, and you've got red on you.

  15. Have you seen Hot Fuzz? I haven't yet myself but I know a couple people that always mention Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg is in it as well. They keep telling me it's a must see.

  16. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Oh, I am so stealing this meme -- but you've got all my fave movies already!!

  17. shoot. i wanna play but just don't have time to right now! i'm going to tuck this idea away for later. i'll leave you with this one though:
    "You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel."