Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Misc: EW's 12 Completely Forgettable Movie Lines

Entertainment Weekly has 'Top 12 Best Movie Lines Ever' as chosen by Rob Reiner. Well, no, actually chosen by a reader survey, but since the first four are inexplicably all from 'The Princess Bride' I figure he must have been stuffing the ballot box or the sample for this poll consisted of the movie's cast... I'll let the "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." line stay. But the best line in that movie is this exchange with Cary Elwes/Andre the Giant, "No more rhymes now, I mean it." "Anybody want a peanut?"

The rest of the list is atrocious. I mean, Anna Chlumsky in 'My Girl' makes the cut?

The EW Editors then add five of their own, and go (maybe) 3 for 5. The lines from 'On the Waterfront' and 'The Graduate' are a given.

If I were making this list it would be half from 'Midnight Run' and 'The Outlaw Josey Wales', but that's just me. But for classic lines, where's 'Dirty Harry' or 'The Godfather' or 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Gone With the Wind' for crissakes? An awful job all around.


Anonymous said...

i realize that you are mr. furious. but to get worked up over a list from entertainment weekly? shouldn't you be working? ("Do ya job, ya f*ck!)

you want something to be furious about, your cat peed in my bag of guitar/mic cables. I have about $75 worth of calbes that smell like cat pee!! (the worst scent on the planet, including Scott's ass)


Mr Furious said...
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Mr Furious said...

Don't you at least appreciate the props for 'Midnight Run'?

"Have a creme soda, do some fuckin' thing..."

Anonymous said...

oh, i very much appreciate the Midnight Run, but still. Entertainment weekly? Don't you have a government to overthrow?

"Some of those chickens are looking mighty attractive"

Mr Furious said...

It was featured prominantly on my apple home page... it's not like I went looking for it.

"Now get outta here before I blowtorch the both of you."