Movie Madness Monday: Taking stock of our lives edition
It's time for Movie Madness Monday! Step right up and see if your taste in cinema is as arcane and bizarre as mine!
Here is the basic outline: each Monday I will pick a movie and sprinkle in a few of my favorite quotes. You then stop your damn lurking and contribute a quote of your own, from the same movie, if possible. I will not tell you the name of the movie until Wednesday. Now, you could cheat and type the quotes into a search engine, but I know where you live.
So as we face the end of another school year, let's reflect on our lives and go a little philosophical. Go!
"It's true what they say Oatman - you can never go home again, but I guess you can shop there."
“Hi, how are you? Yeah, I'm a pet psychiatrist, yeah. I sell couch insurance, uhm-hm, uhm-hm. And I test market positive thinking. And I lead a weekend men's group, we specialize in ritual killings.”
“Don't kill anybody for a few days, see what it feels like.”
“Alright, I'll give it a shot.”
“No, no, don't give it a shot! Don't shoot anything!”
“They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? ‘I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?’”
“I am at home with the me, I am rooted in the me who is on this adventure.”
“There's a contract out on your life. Believe me. I was hired to kill you, but I'm not going to do it. It's either because I'm in love with your daughter or because I have a newfound respect for life.”
“That punk is either in love with that guy's daughter or he has a newfound respect for life!”
“Do you really believe that there's some stored up conflict that exists between us? There is no us. We don't exist. So who do you wanna hit, man? It's not me. Now whaddya wanna do here, man?”
“Did you go to your reunion?”
“Yes, I did. It was as if everyone had swelled.”
****Wednesday Update: Come on back to the Old Oak Tree, Pointers, it's
GROSSE POINTE BLANK!
A lovely little dark comedy with a set of brilliant performances by John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Jeremy Piven, and a violent little cameo by my favorite kickboxer, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez!
Note the cool music listed on this, the second half of the soundtrack. If you don't have both the soundtracks, and you listened to college radio in the 80s, you are missing quite a treat. The Pogues! Joe Strummer!
Here's Joan, in her "Sergeant Pepper" outfit:
"It's out of my hands, here, sir. The gods want you to go back home, and they want you to delete someone while you're there."
"Would you describe their position as inflexible?"
So thanks for playing! Keep those quotes coming, and spread the word to your friends to come play....