|Movies, Movie Quote Quiz Answers||[Feb. 19th, 2008|10:03 am]|
Netflix has Hal Hartley’s Trust available for instant viewing now. It’s never been released on DVD, and is very hard to find, so this is a great opportunity to see it if you haven’t. I highly recommend it.|
On Friday night I watched the Steve Martin movie Shopgirl. On Saturday I spent what felt like forever writing a long review of it. Why? I honestly don’t know.
Jason Schwartzman is excellent. Claire Danes is pretty. What the hell happened to Steve Martin and why is he trying to leave a bigger legacy of yuck than Bill Murray? I used to like Steve Martin’s writing. Also, the narration in this movie pretty much wrecks whatever is good about it. And mostly what is good about it is Jason Schwartzman’s acting ability and Claire Danes’s prettiness.
Cate Blanchette is great, as usual, in this. But I don’t think I was intended to think about her character the way I do. The woman she is portraying had a great cause and I admire her determination and tenacity. I don’t admire her recklessness, however. I spent a lot of this movie wanting to scream, “For God’s sake, woman, you have a child! Don’t do that!” That factor left me not liking the movie as much as I wanted to. The ending delivers almost enough righteous justice to make up for the crazy recklessness. Almost. Unless you really love Cate Blanchette (and I don’t blame you if you do), I’d skip this one. It’s just too frustrating.
The Greatest Game Ever Played
I don’t know what to say about this movie other than that it is a pleasant movie about golf and Shia LaBeouf is a cutie. Oh, and it has some super-dooper cool photography, CGI and editing effects that make watching golf much more interesting than it usually is. I suck at golf, but I’d much rather walk around a pretty golf course swatting at balls with a stick than watch golf on TV. This movie is the exception. It’s a predictable cliched underdog sports movie, but it really is pleasant.
Y’all did very well with the movie quotes quiz, especially since I picked fairly obscure quotes in some cases. Here are the answers:
1. The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time. (The Thin Man)
2. Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you, because he probably is. And if he's not, you can be pleasantly surprised. (The Spanish Prisoner)
3. Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?" (Swimming with Sharks)
4. What's this? You're wearing the shirt of the band you're going to see? Don't be that guy. (PCU)
5. I have flames on my car. I HAVE FLAMES ON MY CAR! (The In Laws)
6. I haven't seen a damn thing! I just don't like the way it looks. (The Haunting)
7. (Here’s your easy one!) I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that. (Say Anything)
8. You are not exactly Superman, but you are awfully available. (White Christmas)
9. People don't commit murder on credit. (Dial M for Murder)
10. Mother, just because I wear trackies and play sports DOES NOT MAKE ME A LESBIAN! (
Bend It Like Beckham)
11. No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for ten minutes! (The Incredibles)
12. Little girls! I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life. (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
13. Awww... this is one of those days that the pages of history teach us are best spent lying in bed. (The Philadelphia Story)
14. You think grown-ups have it all figured out? That's just a hustle, kid. Grown-ups are making it up as they go along just like you. You remember that, and you'll do fine. (Matinee)
15. There is truth, and there are lies, and art always tells the truth. Even when it's lying. (Being John Malkovich)