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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Sports Movie
Boxer seems to be coming out of her funk and is actually participating in the magic she created. But it's the Milk River Madman that continues to take up the mantle that is Movie Clip Wednesday, the Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is BEST SPORTS MOVIE. I was just watching A League of Their Own, which is a great baseball movie and one of the few movies that makes me cry at the end (yeah, I said it). Caddyshack (which I did last week), North Dallas Forty, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Longest Yard, Eight Men Out, The Hustler, Major League and Bull Durham all come to mind. Interestingly, most of your great sports movies seem to be about baseball. But the sports movie I like the best is 1977's Slapshot. And it's because of three words - the Hanson Brothers. The frightening part is that all three of these guys were actual minor league hockey players and went back to hockey afterwards, even though they were offered (and turned down) a spin-off movie. Scary realism - these guys are covered in blood in almost every scene. Does it get any better than that? ...I think not.
This is the best line in the whole movie:
I'm looking forward to seeing the "jock" in everybody over at the Madman 's.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Worst Movie Sequel
Boxer is still lurking around her movie-themed Frankenstein's monster but not yet ready to resume holding the lightning rod. So, the Milk River Madman continues hosting the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is WORST MOVIE SEQUEL. Let's face it, with very few exceptions, the vast majority of sequels are pretty bad. Star Wars, The Terminator and The Godfather come to mind immediately as the best ones. And The Road Warrior is one of those even rarer sequels that was better than the original. The nature of the sequel is to cash in on a proven formula ... a magic that is rarely captured twice.
With so many bad sequels out there, the Madman had me scratching my head on this. But...I will have to go with 1988's Caddyshack 2. The only word to describe this sequel is - HORRENDOUS. The original Caddyshack is on my top 5 favorite comedies list with great performances from Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Bill Murray. One of the most quotable movies of all time. Then comes Caddyshack 2 with Jackie Mason, Robert Stack and Dan Aykroyd - Jesus H Christ did they make a mess of it! Jackie Mason and Dan Aykroyd are just completely unwatchable. I like Robert Stack but you can tell he wanted out and Randy Quaid basically played his Vacation based Eddy character (which was probably the best part of this movie). The only original main character to return was Chevy Chase and he really wasn't that funny in the original.
Not surprisingly, there aren't many clips available, but this one is bad enough:
The real problem with this theme is that we're all going to have to endure bad movie clips. I'm sure there will be plenty of them over at the Madman 's.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - My First Date Movie
Boxer seems to be looking for all kinds of excuses for not to resuming her hostess duties. So, the Milk River Madman continues hosting the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is MY FIRST DATE MOVIE. This promises to be one of the more interesting and revealing MCW themes ever. Kudos to the Madman .
Well, I can remember the date and the girl - but the movie...I'm taking an educated guess. I am pretty sure it was 1975's Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think it was 1978 and the girl was a fiery redhead named Colleen. I've always had a thing for redheads (the Mrs is blond - allegedly). We were getting busy in the back row during the entire movie (end seats right against the wall) which is why I'm a little fuzzy on the actual movie. I know we went to this movie, I'm just not sure it was the first, but it'll have to do.
And this is my favorite scene and song from the Horror. I remember reading somewhere that Meatloaf was told when he sang this song to just get as many words in as he could - and he got them all. I also like the big spiral ramp set they used too.
I am giddy with excitement in anticipation of the stories we'll hear over at the Madman 's.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Coming of Age Movie
With Boxer showing that she has a pulse even though her first post in ages was in celebration of the Day of the Dead, she's still not quite ready to assume her hostess duties. So, the Milk River Madman continues hosting the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is FAVORITE COMING OF AGE MOVIE. There are only 2 movies that jump out as coming-of-age movies that really affected me while I was coming of age. The first was 1971's Summer of '42. I remember reading the book by Herman Raucher in eight grade (a friend loaned it to me) and this was pretty racy stuff. I then saw the film a couple of years later. Jennifer O'Neill was totally hot in this movie and she's the older woman seducing the naive teenage boy. Probably at the top of every boy's fantasy list. Unfortunately (as is the case lately) I couldn't find any decent clips. And I have a sneaking suspicion that Karl might go with this one.
So that leaves the only other movie that influenced me in my formative post-pubescent (that makes me sound like a girl, doesn't it?) years. And that movie would be - 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Who couldn't relate to the problems that high school kids like Rat and Brad have. And of course, the quintessential coming-of-age masturbation scene is the Phoebe Cates pool scene. You'd think as famous (or infamous) as this scene is, that it would be easy to find - NOT. After an hour of searching various sites (that I'm sure have infected my computer), this was the best I could do. And every time I hear the Cars' Moving in Stereo, this scene flashes before my eyes. It reeks havoc when I'm driving.
Phoebe Cates Topless In Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Watch more Funny Videos
For more favorite coming of age movies go on over and see the Madman . With so many to choose from, I'm guessing he will get some real interesting clips.
Monday, November 1, 2010
...Or Can They?
Very crappy picture of The Pudge and his buddy working a neighborhood haunted house. This was the first year he didn't go Trick-or-Treating.
Something for the Necrophiliacs out there - and you know who you are.
Ideas for Chickory - next year.