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Classic Movie Quote of the Week - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Submitted by tom on February 12, 2015 - 8:35pm


 

Dr. Evil from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
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"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently, my cycloptic colleague informs me that that can't be done. Can you remind me what I pay you people for? Honestly, throw me a bone here. What do we have?"
-Dr. Evil, played by Mike Myers

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is one of those movies I remember seeing that had a memorable movie-going experience - it was extremely funny with raucous laughter and an involved audience that truly saw the movie together. The above is one of many quotes from this classic comedy.

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery at the IMDb
Rated: R
Directed by: Jay Roach
Written by: Mike Myers
Featuring: Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley
Plot: A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Trailer: Please click here.

Aside from the many quotes and the trailer of the movie, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is well known for its opening dance sequence. It's definitely a classic. Click here to check it out on YouTube!

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Cool Movie Poster of the Week - American Beauty (1999)

Submitted by tom on January 9, 2015 - 8:40pm


 

American Beauty
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American Beauty (1999)
American Beauty (1999) at the IMDb
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: Alan Ball
Featuring: Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening
Plot: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

Trailer:

Classic Movie Quote of the Week - Christmas Vacation (1989)

Submitted by tom on December 19, 2014 - 4:17pm


 

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Vacation (1989)
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"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."
-Clark Griswold (Played by Chevy Chase)

Christmas Vacation (1989)
Christmas Vacation (1989) at the IMDb
Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik
Written by: John Hughes
Featuring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki
Plot: The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Trailer:

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Secretly Awesome - The Negotiator (1998)

Submitted by tom on November 28, 2014 - 9:24am


 

Samuel L. Jackson plays a good cop who gets framed for stealing money from the unit's pension fund in The Negotiator. So what does an honest hostage negotiator do when faced with jail time and a tarnished reputation? Yup, he breaks into the Internal Affairs office on the top floor of a skyscraper and holds some people hostage until he can figure out who's really to blame. It's one of those thrillers from the late 90s in which every character that speaks is played by a guy you liked in five other movies but still can't pull his name, guys who can elevate a standard police drama into an exceptional thriller because they know how to deliver lines and react to each other believably. The 90s were great because of these guys, and because when Sam Jackson was in a movie, there wasn't a 50% chance he was going to be playing a parody of himself.

Secretly Awesome
The Negotiator
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The Negotiator really gets moving when Jackson has Kevin Spacey called in, a negotiator from another department who is introduced in his home having trouble talking his wife out of the bathroom after his daughter called her fat. He comes in as a neutral party between Jackson and his former coworkers, some of which are his friends, some his betrayers. It's interesting to watch how these friends reconcile their orders and their loyalty to a friend, which is the main source of tension in the film. The opening scene shows Jackson negotiating, trying to get the hostage-taker near a window so a sniper can take him out, which is mirrored later in the film when Jackson is the man their trying to get to the window and an old friend is the one that has to take the shot. It's a fantastic sequence, and similar situations permeate the entire film. This constantly changing dynamic turns a somewhat mediocre premise into a great one as we watch Jackson and Spacey try to wade through all of the deception and figure out who it is each of them is really against.

The result is essentially a chamber drama in which a bunch of cops try to fool a guy who knows exactly what they're going to do. It's sort of like a low-rent Dog Day Afternoon, and I mean low-rent in a good way. It's pretty impressive to see how exciting it is, despite the fact that there is very little action. It's not a great film, but it's not really trying to be, either. It's just a solid thriller with an amazing cast playing noble cops and shady scumbags, and sometimes that's all we need.

The Negotiator (1998)
The Negotiator at the IMDb
Rated: R
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Written by: James DeMonaco and Kevin Fox
Featuring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey and David Morse
Plot: In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Trailer:

Feature by Bradley Redder of This Week's Movie. Have a Secretly Awesome suggestion that you'd like to propose? Or have a past or present entry you'd like to argue about? Feel free to e-mail Brad at maxfischar@gmail.com.

Cool Movie Poster of the Week - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Submitted by tom on November 14, 2014 - 12:31am


 

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at the IMDb
Rated: PG
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Melissa Mathison
Featuring: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote
Plot: A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.

Trailer:

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