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80s Movie Quotes

80s Movie Quotes

The 80s were a fun decade of emerging pop culture in movies, entertainment and fashion. From the Rubik’s Cube to Star Search to parachute pants to Pac-Man: those were the days.

Let’s go back in time and remember the fun. These are some the best quotes from 80s movies:

Die Hard – “Come out to the coast. We’ll get together, have a few laughs.” – John McLain talking to himself while crawling through the airshaft.

St. Elmo’s Fire – “Drunk definitely. I don’t know if you could call it driving.” – Billy Hicks chuckles (in reference to the car accident he caused driving Wendy Beamish’s new car she got for graduation) after Alec Newberry tells him he is being arrested for drunk driving.

The Shining – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – The narrative Jack Torrance has been writing as his novel all winter long while caretaker of the Overlook Hotel.

Summer School – “No, I’m teaching it.” – Freddy Schoop’s reaction on the first day of summer school when Dave and Chainsaw ask, “Mr. Schoop, wow, are you in this class too?”

Back To The Future – “Lorraine, my density has brought me to you.” – When George Mcfly first meets Lorraine in the shake shop and explains that he is her density… I mean destiny.

Platoon – “Shut up and take the pain. TAKE THE PAIN!” – Sgt. Barnes barks to the soldier, wounded by Sgt. O’Neill’s lame grenade toss, during the recon mission battle in which Junior falls asleep on his shift.

Legal Eagles – “Oh. Lets give her a fair trial… And then convict her.” – Defense Attorney Tom Logan in reference to his client Chelsea Deardon argues with the juror who asks “Isn’t she entitled to a fair trial?”

Amadeus – “That doesn’t really work, does it?” – Amadeus critiques the simple courtesy entrance march that Salieri composed while meeting the Emperor Joseph. He then proceeds to rework it to his own liking.

Dead Poet’s Society – “Thank you Mr. Dalton. You just illustrated the point.” – Mr. Keating commends Charlie Dalton when he explains that he is “exercising the right NOT to walk” during the lesson in the courtyard on conformity.

Coming To America – “Damn, that boy can sang… he good!” – referring to Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate.

Batman – “Of course, if any one else calls you Beast… I’ll rip their lungs out!” – The Joker refers to Vicky Vale and himself as Beauty and the Beast.

Terms Of Endearment – “I was just inches from a clean getaway.” – Garrett Breedlove answers Aurora after she questions his reaction of being told that she loves him.

An American Werewolf In London – “A naked American man just stole my balloons.” – A little British boy exclaims right after David wakes up naked in the park from a night as a wolf and then steals the boy’s set of balloons to cover up.…

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Movie Night At a Nursing Home or Retirement Home

Movie Night At a Nursing Home or Retirement Home

Living in a nursing home or a retirement home and adjusting to a new lifestyle away from home and familiar things can be difficult for residents. Special activities to help residents relax and bond with other residents are common in nursing and retirement homes. Movie nights make an excellent addition to a nursing home’s activity list. Here’s how to create a movie night to remember for nursing home or retirement home residents that will bring back special memories and allow them to create new memories.

Set the Scene

Movie events are great because modern technology can be used to create wonderful, nostalgic events. Nursing home residents, depending on their individual ages, are likely to have been young during the peak of the drive-in movie in the 1950’s and 1960’s. A large movie screen, like an inflatable one, can create an authentic drive-in movie or indoor movie theatre experience.

You can choose to create an outdoor event on a warm summer night, using an inflatable movie screen set up in a courtyard or even the parking lot. Create a true drive-in movie experience by adding concessions like popcorn, other movie snacks and drinks to the event. Be sure to provide comfortable seating for residents to enjoy the experience.

Alternatively, the event could be held indoors any time of the year. Make it a night to remember by setting up a red carpet, and providing comfortable seating. Decorate in keeping with the theme of the movie, or in the style of the 1950’s or 1960’s. Movie theatre style candy, popcorn and drinks can be served to create an authentic movie theatre experience.

Choose the Film

Choose a film that will appeal to residents, or let the residents vote on a movie for the evening. Offer options or choose a film that was popular during the 50’s or 60’s, and fill the residents with special memories of the drive-in movie theatre.

Movie nights are a great choice for a nursing home or retirement home activity because a movie night can both transport residents back to fond memories in their lives, and give residents a chance to relax and meet and spend time with others living in the residence. Activities that combine fond past memories and give residents a chance to create new memories will help residents who might be having a difficult time adjusting to feel more comfortable in the nursing or retirement home setting.…

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An Adventures Journey Through The 2010 Child Costume Ideas

An Adventures Journey Through The 2010 Child Costume Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, every individual starts a complex preparation for that special moment, hoping to receive all the appreciation and to become for one night an incredible movie or fairytale character. For children, the celebration of Halloween has a magic touch, which fulfills their dreams to become someday a brave superhero. This special night, is the perfect opportunity for you and your children to take a fascinating journey through the magic childhood stories. As being one of the most important and enjoyable celebration for children, is extremely important that the child costume ideas are influenced by the latest trends.

The 2010 Halloween costumes bring a great variety of influences from the latest movie heroes, popular and classical Disney animation and also from the PC Game World. In order to choose the best child movie costume you have to be properly informed about the latest trends in the cinema industry and also to know what the inspiring movie characters are. Taking an important role in the selection of your child costume will link a memorable connection and will bring special moments. This Halloween the best child costume ideas are inspired by the blockbuster “Iron Man”, by the Disney everlasting masterpiece “Alice in Wonderland” and by the timeless Nintendo game “Super Mario”.

The 2010 most popular and enjoyable child movie costume is by far Iron Man 2. The fascinating blockbuster, which presents a non conventional and brilliant hero, made people all over the world classify it as the contemporary superhero, fighting for an actual and painful cause, related to nuclear weapons. The movie enchanted individuals from all ages with the incredible powerful costume. If your child always dreamy to be the most incredible superhero of all the time, the Iron Man costume is the perfect choice. You can purchase from the Halloween stores the most incredible and realistic Iron Man Costume sets, which include: a red and golden overall suite, with a glowing arc reactor in the chest and a plastic mask, which will make the child movie costume, a veritable miniature superhero outfit. You can also purchase a great variety of matching accessories, such us: red gloves, top coated boots and even Tony Shark`s facial hair.

Another en vogue choice for your little girl is the child Disney costume, Alice in Wonderland. This everlasting fairytale gained popularity and an incredible fame, with the release of Tim Burton`s blockbuster, reviving and metamorphosing the colorful world of Alice. Every little girl will be enchanted by the Alice in Wonderland Costume and will have the opportunity to see for one night a marvelous fantasy world through the eyes of the adventures Alice. The Disney child costume includes a satin blue dress, a white petticoat and a delicate blue headband. For an authentic look, you should accessorize the outfit with long white stockings and a pair of glittering black shoes.

The child costume ideas are every year more and more challenging, but in the end everything that matters is a memorable night spent with your loved ones.…

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A Prophet Review

A Prophet Review

Prison films seem to be somewhat of a rare breed these days. While “Escape from Alcatraz” and “Shawshank Redemption” were viewed as great films by many, movies of this genre just don’t appear as frequently as they used to. A French made film called “A Prophet” is one of the more recent installments of this genre and takes a step in changing that.

“A Prophet” is a little different from your average prison tale. There are no positive life lessons here or anything concerning great escapes. This film is based around a young man named Malik (Tahar Rahim), who has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting police officers. Knowing no one, Malik is approached by a group of Corsican mobsters to perform a job. Not willing to risk his own men, the Corsican ring leader C?�sar Luciani (Niels Arestrup) gives him an offer that they won’t allow him to refuse. The options for Malik are simple, if he goes through with it, he gets protection during his stay in prison and if he rejects it, then he won’t make it out of prison.

Being alone, illiterate, and having no other options, Malik reluctantly agrees and receives the protection that was promised to him. During his time in prison, he learns to read by taking classes and picks up some important and valuable lessons about the world of organized crime while hanging around the Corsicans and their boss. We see Malik gain knowledge and experience as he climbs up the ladder and becomes involved in criminal activity. Whether its drugs, bribery, gambling, or even murder, Malik seems to be getting his hands in a bit of everything.

Using a different approach than the usual mafia or prison films, it shows the development of a man who never actually thought he’d be involved in organized crime. He becomes bigger and more powerful over time and becomes more than he thought he could be in that world. They do a good job illustrating this, how he got there, and the implications this has on everyone else around him. Even though it’s obvious to see what the main story is, there’s one side story that contains an interesting dynamic that involves Malik and Luciani. It truly stands out and helps to depict the purpose of the film. Almost everything seems to mesh together and that helps to set a satisfactory standard for the rest of the movie.

“A Prophet” gives you a lot of different things, but also manages to stay on a straight course as far as the plot is concerned. It’s not very violent, but the violence it contains is brutal and always relevant to the main point of the movie. For its story, its purposeful, but infrequent violence, and characters, this is a film that mature fans of mobster and prison films should be able to enjoy.

Score: 7/10

Rating: R

Director: Jacques Audiard

Cast:

Tahar Rahim

Niels Arestrup

Adel Bencherif

Hichem Yacoubi

Reda Kateb

Adel Bencherif

Film Length: 155 minutes

Release Date: August 26, 2009 (France)

Distributor: UGC Distribution…

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Why Are Anniversaries So Significant?

Today more than ever, we have to learn to value how much people mean in our lives and how strong our bonds can be. One of the most substantial ties is the one that unites us with the person we love, so now more than ever, it is crucial to make people feel that you love them and how grateful you are to have them in your life and to do so we leave you some unique anniversary gift ideas.

Yes, we all know that although in different countries there are different customs, there is supposed to be a standard established in terms of anniversary rules:

  • 1 Paper,
  • 5 Wood,
  • 10 Aluminum,
  • 15 Glass,
  • 20 Porcelain,
  • 25 Silver,
  • 30 Pearl,
  • 35 Coral,
  • 40 Ruby,
  • 45 Sapphire,
  • 50 Gold,
  • 60 Diamond.

Anniversaries are significant because:

THEY HELP STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS: when you celebrate an anniversary, it is inevitable that the feelings you shared and that you probably still share will arise. The celebration of an anniversary usually has a relaxed atmosphere, which revives those first feelings you had.

CLOSING A CYCLE AND OPENING A NEW CYCLE: The celebration marks the end of one stage and the beginning of another. Also, mentally we need internal closings, making evaluations. This way, you will build healthy relationships and feel happier.

HOMAGE: The anniversary celebration will be like a tribute to everything you have lived in that last year or stage. It is an excellent time to take stock and keep the positive aspects and overcome the negative ones together.

TALKING ABOUT OLD TIMES: The day of the anniversary is also something nostalgic. It will bring back old memories that I’m sure you’ll keep with a lot of love and will bring a smile to your face. Talking about the past and how things were before will help you get a little bit of that essence to the present.

CREATE NEW MEMORIES: Besides remembering, it is an ideal moment to create new memories. A family celebration is always a special event, and someone will undoubtedly read a dedication, tell a joke, or do something worth remembering. This day will be, in general, one more moment for you to reflect on your next anniversary.

RENEWING THE PHOTO ALBUM: I’m sure it’s been a long time since you printed photos as you used to and put them in an album. It’s an anniversary, and you can take new pictures and choose the ones you like best to return to the “tradition” of albums, even if you also save them on your computer.

If you are invited to an anniversary celebration, or if you are the one who wants to make a unique anniversary gift for your partner, we leave you some ideas to make original anniversary gifts so that your detail is never forgotten.

Be original: try to innovate and not fall into the clichés. Think about their tastes and emotional details that can be adjusted to them.

Personalized gifts: if you want them to be excited and your gift to be the most shocking, prepare a personalized gift. Something that summarizes their story expresses what they mean to you that day and that no one else will have. One option that’s catching on is personalized songs. With them, you can transmit a message of love and gratitude that will also last over time.

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Sucker Punch (2011) – Zack Snyder’s Newest Eye Candy

Sucker Punch (2011) – Zack Snyder’s Newest Eye Candy

Zack Snyder have only made four movies, but he already established a certain style, we can say, “Hey that’s Zack Snyder’s movie.” All his movies are profitable and they receive generally warm acceptance. With the success of 300 (2007) and Watchmen (2009), Snyder also managed to create a fan base among comic book fans. His success primarily came from his ability to merge beautiful graphics and action packed scenes to please the audience.

Snyder’s latest installment uses the same approach he used in 300. Sucker Punch (2011) tells a story about a girl called Baby Doll (Emily Browning). When Baby Doll’s violent stepfather sent her to Lennox House for The Mentally Insane against her will, Baby Doll is faced with a nightmarish news about her scheduled lobotomy. Not willing to give up and end her life on the operating table, she devised a plan to escape from the institution. Baby Doll gathered other girls at Lennox House and told them about her plan. She urged four other young girls, the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), to band together and try to escape their terrible fate.

To bear with the harsh reality of day-to-day life at Lennox House, Baby Doll created an alternate universe inside her head. In her new vision of the mental institution, Baby Doll is faced with the challenge to gather some items to help her escape. She will receive these items as a reward for defeating deadly enemies. The story continues in the alternate universe where fire-breathing serpents, giant robots, and samurai warriors exists.

Sucker Punch’s newest trailer offers us a glimpse into Snyder’s magnificent fantasy world. The view of epic battles, spectacular setting, and scary enemies are served as nonstop eye candy. Of course, Snyder kept his signature slow motion style with every bullets shot, exploding bombs, and head-splitting sword fights.

This time, Snyder is not making movie adaptation. Sucker Punch is written by Snyder himself, and Steve Shibuya. He already came up with the idea of filming the story a couple years ago. Snyder also said he enjoyed the freedom of filming his own original script. But it doesn’t mean that Snyder will stop making movie adaptations from comic book characters. His next project is The Man of Steel (2012), and the production of Xerxes and Ga’Hoole’s sequel might come sooner than people think.

Sucker Punch is ready to battle other box-office contenders next summer. The movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2011. Will Zack Snyder continues his box-office streak?…

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JLS Facts

JLS Facts

JLS facts are not hard to come by seeing as the band was established in a public manner via the television show, The X Factor.

JLS stands for Jack the Lad Swing and consists of four members. Aston Merrygold was born on the 13th February 1988, Marvin Hume was born on the 18th March 1985, Jonathan “JB” Gill was born on the 7th December 1986, and Orits?� Williams was born on the 27th November 1986.

The formation of the band is the result of Orits?� deciding to get involved with the music industry as a member of a boy band due to his mother suffering from multiple sclerosis. His ambition was to raise money to help find a cure of the disease. Orits?� initially wanted to be a part of an existing band but was not satisfied with the groups he found as he wanted a band that had a close bond. As a result of his dissatisfaction, he decided to create his own band.

Orits?� met with Marvin through friends, and soon after, Aston joined the band, with JB being the final member, who was welcomed by the others because of his strong ‘musical ear.’ JB is often considered the ‘harmoniser’ of the group because of his vocal ability.

The foursome, now known as JLS was originally called UFO, standing for Unique Famous Outrageous. They received raved reviews before being signed by a major record label. In 2007, they were awarded for Best Unsigned Act at the Urban Music Awards under their previous name, UFO.

JLS, still known as UFO, auditioned for The X Factor show in 2008, where they changed their name to the now widely know JLS after the name UFO had already been taken by another group. The guys were a quick favourite with the judges, considered to be the winning act by Simon Cowell after performing the Rihanna smash hit song “Umbrella.” The band made it to the final but was beaten by Alexandra Burke who got to perform with Beyonce Knowles on the night. Although the band came in second place, they were already firmly in the public eye and were swiftly given a recording deal by Epic Records in January 2009.

In July 2009, the JLS debut single “Beat Again” was released, which reach number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, with an album that shortly followed. JLS concert dates were soon released with thousands of tickets being snapped up by fans who till this day remain loyal to the band.

After only a few short years in the public eye, the band are loved by millions of fans across the country, with more people – namely teenage girls – following the band’s career dedicatedly. Their second album, “Outta This World” has seen demand for JLS Tickets soar, with fans wanting to see them perform their rave review dance sequences. Recently, the band announced the release of the JLS 3D Concert Movie title “Eyes Wide Open,” which is being shown simultaneously across cinemas nationwide in June. A “JLS ticket” to this concert movie screening is treasured by fans leading the boy band to grow their fan base with amazing reviews from both fans and critics.

JLS are said to be working on their third album, which is predicted to garner an even bigger fan base, with JLS concert tickets set to be a high commodity when news of new JLS tour dates are released.…

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Movie Poster a Treasure For California Family

Movie Poster a Treasure For California Family

In 1978, Anne Stafford was shopping for a gift for her husband’s birthday.

“He is a B horror movie fan and he loved Dracula and Sherlock Holmes and stuff by Roger Corman,” says the California mom.

Stafford ended up in an antiques store, not certain what she was looking for or what she would find when a stack of movie posters caught her eye. She began flipping through the sheets when one in particular stood out. “When I saw it, it was just stunning,” Stafford recalls. “I knew I had a terrific hit on my hands.

“It was the perfect gift,” she continues. “There were maybe 10 movie posters on that table, but honestly I don’t remember what the others were. I just remember the ‘Freaks’ poster.”

Stafford paid $10 for the 14-by-36 inch poster and her husband was delighted with the gift.

When released in 1932, ‘Freaks’ shocked moviegoers. It was based on a short story about circus performers published in February 1923 in Munsey’s Magazine. Rather than using actors in costumes and makeup, director and producer Tod Browning cast real performers as “freaks.”

It was too much for audiences of the time and MGM quickly pulled the movie from theaters. The studio called it an error in judgment, but decades later, it would become a cult classic at revival houses and on college campuses.

For 30 years, the Staffords had little idea that the poster hanging on their wall was one of the last remaining original posters for the controversial movie. “Movie posters from the original release are virtually unheard of,” says Grey Smith, director of vintage movie posters at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. “It’s one of the hobby’s greatest rarities.”

While researching the poster, at least one dealer offered the Staffords $60,000. But the family decided an auction was the best option for them. In March 2009, an East Coast collector purchased it for $107,550 at a Heritage auction.

“We all like nice things,” Stafford says, “but we certainly can’t take it with us. We enjoyed it for 30 years. It was fun having it.”…

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Movie Review – Marley & Me

Movie Review – Marley & Me

I recently succumbed to my curiosity and rented the movie “Marley & Me.” I resisted this like the plague, since I read and loved the book and knew that a movie would not be able to do this wonderful story justice.

The movie centers on the Grogan family and their lovable, lug-of-a-dog Marley. The story begins with a young married couple, John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) Grogan, who adopt a dog as a gateway towards children.

They choose an adorable, little, golden-retriever pup and get ready to begin the next stage of their lives. Well, things didn’t go exactly as planned. The tiny pup grows enormous, seemingly overnight, and becomes quite a doggy menace.

There are many scenes showing: John and Jenny running after Marley, Marley destroying everything in his path and the general chaos this dog inflicts on their daily lives.

Of course, they also show how, even though he’s a big ball of destruction, he’s a fabulously loyal dog and very much a part of the family.

I didn’t love this movie, mainly because I read the book, but also because I didn’t believe in the relationship between Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. These two exuded very little chemistry and it threw the whole love-story aspect off-kilter.

In addition to the misplaced chemistry, the scenes were lacking that heart-warming, organic flow. A portion of this could be attributed to the story’s lengthy time span, but I feel the majority is a result of the painfully, mechanical writing. I know it’s hard to have snappy dialogue when you have a hundred-pound pupper bouncing around, but a little more effort could have been used to avoid the blatant clichés and tearjerker manipulations.

I did enjoy the rapid-fire editing-accompanied by voice-over-which allowed many life moments to be realized quickly and efficiently. This technique moved the story along nicely and was extremely effective.

Bottom line: If you’re a dog-lover, you will respond to the antics of the lovable Marley. If you’re like me, you will give your own pupper (a fourteen-pound mini-Marley for me) an extra squeeze as the movie nears the end. Have lots of tissues handy.

Better yet… read the book, it’s so much better. Tissues will still be necessary.…

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Alien: Resurrection Review

Alien: Resurrection Review

After the Alien saga was treated by a Brit and two Americans it was time for a Frenchie to step in and take the reins. Enter French auteur Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the man to helm the fourth Alien movie, Alien: Resurrection. This fourth installment takes place 200 years after Alien 3. Scientists have gathered blood samples from Fury 116, Lt. Ellen Ripley’s final resting place, and used them to create a super strong alien/human hybrid clone of the Xenomorph slaying expert. These scientists pulled the Queen alien that was inside of Ripley out of her and used the Queen to start breeding the Xenomorphs. And, as one would expect, things quickly go wrong. It is, once again, up to Ripley to save a rag tag gang of space pirates from these horrific creatures running amok on a ship that is headed towards Earth at an alarming rate.

Alien: Resurrection is undboutedly a Jeunet film, with its darkly comic atmosphere and animated and eccentric style. He adds all of his usual European flare to this exciting and explosive film. Alien: Resurrection reverts back to James Cameron’s way of doing things in this saga, making the film an action film rather than a suspense horror. Honestly, this is something I was happy about. It was neat to see the series switch back and forth between these two genres with Alien being a true sci-fi horror, Aliens being a strictly action packed film, and Alien 3 returning to the horror roots. Alien: Resurrection is non stop action and with Jeunet’s visual brilliance it is an absolute visual spectacle.

Where Alien: Resurrection fails, however, is in its script. Not so much because the script is bad, but writer Joss Whedon and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet had two different visions for the film. Whedon wrote a crazier and more tounge-in-cheek script, while Jeunet directed a more straight edge final product. This clashing is what makes this film falter the most. The style doesn’t match the script, and when characters say or do things that seem a little silly in a more serious environment it feels awkward and cringe worthy at times.

Also, Joss Whedon made a very bold move in what he did with the space pirates. He tried to create a group of characters who we could believe have worked together for a very long time and he tried to create an atmosphere around them that made them feel like a true space crew, not just actors thrown together to play certain archetypes. This is one of the most revolutionary things that the original Alien succeeded phenomenally at. No science fiction film has ever created this sort of atmosphere, and Alien: Resurrection doesn’t even come close. Whedon tried to pay a great homage to the first film in doing this, but really he just revealed to us the things that made the crew of Alien work by showing us what absolutely doesn’t work.

Visually, Alien: Resurrection is astounding and as pure entertainment it works pretty well. It’s definitely fun and a great way to kill two hours. But with a script that is mismatched with the film’s style and a story that is full of odd plot holes that continually take you out of the experience this film is kept from being much more than just a fun little action film. It has some great moments and if you’ve seen the other three films then definitely see this one, but don’t expect the kind of quality you are used to with this franchise.

6/10…