Okay, people. Here are the films:
1. “I was in the hall. I know because I was there.”
One of my favorite movies of all time. I grew up on this movie. My adoration of Tim Curry began very early in life.
2. “No, no, no. No, Kevin Costner speeches, okay? Let’s just go.”
Probably a movie that will make my More Guilty Pleasures: Guiltier Than Ever! list. I don’t think anyone on this site or LJ got this quote, and somehow, I’m not exactly surprised.
Still. I like this one. Seth Green’s fucking awesome.
3. “I know what’s going on. We got a bunch of fucking vampires out there trying to get in here and suck our fucking blood. And that’s it, plain and simple. And I don’t want to hear anything about ‘I don’t believe in vampires’ because I don’t fucking believe in vampires, but I believe in my own two eyes, and what I saw is fucking vampires. Now do we all agree what we are dealing with is vampires?”
From Dusk Till Dawn
Oh, the dream team of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. They need to do another movie together right quick.
4. “Jimmy, take a hit of God instead. You think you can handle the high?”
My favorite musical ever. I wish Kristen Bell would be in more awesome things like this. Anything, really, except the rom-com Hell that she seems to be trapped in.
5. “You are violating my territorial bubble!”
Probably another guilty pleasure, but this movie was the first time I really recognized Jeffrey Combs. (I’d seen him in Deep Space Nine before, but it would be years before I made the connection.) And I love him in The Frighteners. Jeffrey Combs does batshit crazy like no other.
6. “No, I heard what you said. And I’ll admit ‘what’ was a rather banal, cliche, non-colorful response. What I really meant to say was, ‘Why don’t you do the world a big, fat, fucking favor and crawl back into your mother’s womb?’”
Playing By Heart
Oh, Playing By Heart. Here’s a particularly verbose rom-com that I actually really enjoy . . . at least most of. Not unlike Love Actually, this movie revolves around a number of different couples, and while some of these pairings are awesome (Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe, for instance, or Gillian Anderson and Jon Stewart) some of them are . . . not. I have a bad habit of skipping any scene with Madeline Stowe in it.
This movie uses the ‘L’ word a little more freely than I would like, but it’s funny and it’s clever, and I enjoy the hell out of Joan. Easily my favorite Angelina Jolie role, ever.
7. “Hey, asshole! Yes, you. Look, if you’re gonna jump, jump. Otherwise, use the bridge like everyone else. You’re screwing up traffic down there.”
Christian Slater’s career may have gone exceptionally downhill, but I actually like a number of his movies, and this is one of them. The scene with him and Tony Goldwyn being edited like they’re in their own version of Monty Python’s “I Bet They Won’t Play This Song on the Radio?” Priceless. Plus, see Milla Jovovich before she become the B-movie version of Angelina Jolie.
8. “It was two minutes five minutes ago.”
I don’t know why, but I quote this line, like, all the time. Also: it should be illegal for Jason Statham to act with an American accent. It’s not like he’s all that good at it, and his British is so much hotter.
9. “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.”
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This is probably my favorite romance movie of all time. It’s also my favorite Jim Carrey role. I want to see more of this from him.
10. “If you were happy everyday of your life, you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game show host.”
Oh, back before Winona Ryder got on my nerves. If I absolutely had to pick a favorite high school 80’s film, this one would probably win. Sorry, John Hughes.
11. “I do. I do hate him. He’s totally hateable. Evil niblet fuck.”
Igby Goes Down
I have developed quite the bad habit of watching independent dysfunctional family movies by the truckload, even though I’m often frustrated with how they turn out. I blame this movie for that particular habit. I consider Igby Goes Down (and not The Ice Storm) to be the gold standard of dysfunctional family movies, and I’ve loved Kieran Culkin ever since I first saw him in this.
12. “You’re like a giant, cock-blocking robot, like developed in a secret fucking government lab.”
Godamn, I like this movie. That’s really all there is to say.
13. “My easy going nature is getting sorely fucking tested.”
Combine Nathan Fillion with James Gunn? Epic win. That’s all there is to it.
14. “Poor people are crazy, Jack. I’m eccentric.”
Do you know this is the first thing I ever saw Dennis Hopper in? Man, this movie scared me when I was a kid. I know that’s incredibly lame, but I was totally afraid of bombs. I worried way more about car bombs than most other nine year olds I knew.
15. “Actors don’t like to play coma. They feel it limits their range.”
Kevin Kline, Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Downey Jr . . . for the win.
Congratulations to all participants. I think Josiefier guessed the most correctly. Virtual cookies to you, Josiefier!