Friday, 17 May 2013

TV Series Lines and Quotes

Yesterday's post got me thinking. Why don't I compile a list of the best lines in TV series? You'd be surprised that it wasn't that easy. It turns out some series have a lot of memorable lines in them, but most of them don't have any at all.
Here they are, I even looked up a few videos for my favourite lines:


“Damn it!”


“Angels are d**ks”


“You have failed this city!”


“Everybody lies”
“People are idiots”

Game of Thrones

“Winter is coming!”
“A Lannister always pays his debts”
“You know nothing, Jon Snow”


“Joey doesn't share food!”
“London baby!”
“We were on a break!”
“How you doin?”

The Big Bang Theory

“I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!”
“You're in my spot”
“(Knock knock knock) Penny! (Knock knock knock) Penny! (Knock knock knock) Penny!”


 How I Met Your Mother

“It's gonna be legen… wait for it… dary!”

“I only have one rule”
“Have you met Ted?”
“True story”
“Suit up!”
“Challenge accepted!”


That '70s Show

“Hey there, hi there, ho there”
“I said good day!”
“You son of a b*tch!”
“Car that runs on water man!”

“My foot in your ass”

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Movie Quotes

There are those lines and quotes that whenever you hear them, you will immediately know which movies they are from. I made a list of these lines and quotes. Some of them are funny, others dramatic and there are some that suck so bad, that they are actually good. You could argue, that these are not the best movie quotes or that there are a lot more out there, but these are just the ones that I like. So here goes:


“This isn't where I parked my car.”

The Lord of the Rings

“My precious.”

Forrest Gump

“Run, Forrest, run!”

Karate Kid

“Wax on... wax off.”

Apocalypse Now

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

Snakes on a Plane

“I have had it with these motherf***ing snakes on this motherf***ing plane!”

The Sixth Sense

“I see dead people.”



The Matrix

“There is no spoon.”


“Get away from her, you bitch!”

Back to the Future

“Nobody calls me chicken.”


“I like money.”

Lethal Weapon

“I'm too old for this shit.”

Rush Hour

“Do you understand the words that are comin out of my mouth?”
“Don't you ever touch a black man's radio”


“What's in the box?!”

Fight Club

“The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.”


“I'll be back.”
“Hasta la vista, baby.”

Die Hard

“Yippee-ki-yay, motherf***er.”


“This is Sparta!”

Star Wars

“May the force be with you.”
“I am your father.”


“Puny god.”

The Dark Knight

“Why so serious?”

And there is one more, which is not that famous yet, but I bet it soon will be:

Iron Man 3

“Is this the forehead of security?”

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Image from Collider
Who is the most badass character in TV? Although there are and were lots of different characters out there, none of them could be compared to Jack Bauer. Forget the almighty Chuck Norris or John McClane, Jack Bauer would kick all of their asses.

Jack Bauer was a character from my favourite action/drama series, 24. The show ran on FOX and it had 8 seasons between 2001 and 2010. Each season presented a day, thus there were 24 episodes in a season. Each episode was in real time, as in 60 minutes (minus the commercials). The show was about a fictional intelligence agency called Counter Terrorist Unit, or CTU, which was created to prevent terrorist attacks on US soil. Jack Bauer was a member of CTU and he pretty much always saved the day. After the series ended there were rumours about a 24 movie but we never got to see that, have we?

Now for the good news. FOX is bringing 24 back! It is called 24: Live Another Day. I know those of you, who have seen 24 are glad to hear the news, as I am, and those of you who haven't, couldn't care less. Btw I suggest you do watch it, you won't be disappointed. Hopefully if the ratings will be high enough, then this won't just be a one season thing.

Although I'm really excited about this news, there is a “minor” problem. The season will only have 12 episodes, WTF?! They are saying they will “skip the less interesting hours”. First of all, 24 didn't have a single uninteresting episode, each of them was highly entertaining and they all ended on cliffhangers so you couldn't wait to see the next one. Still I can't wait to see Jack Bauer back in action, but I'll have to wait a whole year for that to happen.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Outstanding Movie Villains

First off I'll only focus on those villains who weren't exactly in the main role, like how Freddy Kruger was for example, in Nightmare on Elm Street. All of these actors had supporting roles, but managed to outshine the movies' main protagonists.

Javier Bardem

Image from Rotten Tomatoes
I've already said that I'm no fan of Bond. Skyfall was just as crappy as every other Bond movie, but the single thing that made it remotely watchable was Javier Bardem's performance. He outperformed every other actor. You could say, that's not a huge accomplishment if you think of Daniel Craig, but trust me, Javier was really good in this movie. Think No Country for Old Man with a slightly better hairdo. Who am i kidding? His hair looks just as messed up as ever.

Al Pacino

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Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate plays, well the Devil. His performance is way better than mister Point Break's. There is only one other person, who's acting rivals that of Pacino's, and that is Keanu's love interest, Charlize Theron.

Hugo Weaving

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In the Matrix trilogy, Agent Smith was probably the best character. We all liked the wise Morpheus and even Neo, but Agent Smith had something about him. He made the Matrix believable in a way, despising all that was human and trying to escape the restrictions that the programs had put on him.

Kevin Spacey

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Well this guy is one of my favourite actors and in large part for movies such as Se7en. He played the villain who made sure that the seven deadly sins truly became deadly. The whole movie is about this mysterious villain killing off people who have sinned in his eyes, and although we only meet him briefly, his performance remains the most memorable.

Christoph Waltz

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Inglourious Basterds was Christoph's first big break in Hollywood, he even got on Oscar for his performance. Of course he was a Nazi Jew hunter and we all rooted against him, but there is no denying the fact, that if it wasn't for him, the movie wouldn't have been as great as it was.

Anthony Hopkins

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Hannibal “the cannibal” Lecter. Do I even need to say more? The Silence of the Lambs is a classic, we've all seen it at least once and who is the first character that pops in our heads? It's not the FBI lady or the women killer with the skin fetish, but the locked up guy with the high protein diet, Hannibal Lecter.

David Prowse / James Earl Jones

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Who was the most awesome character in the original Star Wars trilogy? Mr. big bad himslef, the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. Who doesn't know Darth Vader, with his heavy breathing, unique voice and dumb looking black helmet? Star Wars has a vast universe with lots of different characters, but Darth Vader remains to this day the core of the franchise.

Heath Ledger

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I saved the best one for last, the Joker from The Dark Knight… I remember before seeing this movie, I've read a couple of reviews and they pretty much all said the same thing, the best movie of 2008 and Heath Ledger's greatest performance ever. First I thought they were just saying that because Heath Ledger had died, but after I went to see it I was blown away. It truly is one of the best movies of all times and Heath Ledger earned his post mortem Oscar.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Where to Find News About Movies

I really enjoy films and TV series, but where should I look for the latest news about them, oh wise and helpful Adam? Since you've asked me so nicely I'm going to present you some sites I like to visit now and then, to be kept up to date with the latest information regarding movies and what not. There are a lot of news portals, blogs and even forums that you can visit daily, but I will only talk about my favourites.

There is no denying the fact that the most information about movies and TV series you will find on IMDB. I really like how it is structured, it is very user friendly, you can easily find each movie, actor, director or what ever you are looking for. It is usually accurate but of course it might have some minor errors. Also I have more faith in the IMDB ratings than any other ratings out there, especially the ones form Metacritic.

IGN is another site I frequently visit. Now I realise it is not just about movies and TV series, it also has a lot of content about games as well. But who doesn't like games? Don't answer that. Anyways they tend to present good information about upcoming movies and everything in general.

Rotten Tomatoes is another relatively good site about films, though I don't always agree with the ratings they give.

The Hollywood Reporter is also a very reliably source of information and we can most certainly trust them to be accurate. Can't we?

In terms of news there are a few more sites, which are fun to read and provide useful information. These are the following: /FILM, JoBlo, MTV Movies Blog and also The Movie Blog.

I'm quite confident, if you visit these sites on a daily basis, you won't miss out on any news related to your favourite or soon to be favourite movie or TV series.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Did He Need Those Sunglasses or Not?

If you haven't seen The Book of Eli yet, you should stop reading this blog post! Full spoilers ahead.
Before I get into my argument I just want to say, that post apocalyptic fiction is amongst my favourite genres. I've seen a lot of these movies, some of them were great, the others not so much. I'm not considering The Book of Eli the best post apocalyptic movie of all time, but it has raised an interesting question: Was he blind or wasn't he? There are a bunch of forums discussing the matter, many people consider him blind and many don't. My opinion is that he was actually blind. The first time I'd seen the movie, obviously I didn't realise this until the very end, when Carnegie, played by Gary Oldman, opened the book and realised it had been written in Braille. Denzel Washington plays his role very well, not spoiling the ending by making it too obvious. And that was the whole point of the movie. To make the audience believe that Eli was just a regular guy (shooting and chopping up dozens of men, all by himself) and shock them at the end revealing that he was blind all along. I've watched the movie again this weekend and there were a lot of hints here and there, which were easy to spot, if you knew what to look for. I've even made some screen shots to prove my “theory”. I apologise for the images being too dark, I even tried to mess with the brightness a bit, but it's a dark movie so deal with it.

The proof

At the beginning of the movie, Eli is walking on a road and finds a car. The car has a skeleton in it and he thinks he might find some boots on it. Instead of just looking at the skeleton's feet, he feels them with his hands.

You might ask me how did I know what Eli was looking for? Well here's the answer: He walks in a building and he finds a guy, who probably hanged himself, in some sort of a closet. He actually smells him and then he opens the closet's door. Again instead of just looking at the guy he puts his hand on him, and then he moves his hands all the way down to his feet. When he feels the boots on the dead guy's feet he starts smiling. If he could see why the hell would he be touching a dead guy?

In the same building he starts listening to music using some kind of an mp3 player. The device discharges during the night. When he wakes up he starts pressing the buttons on the device for a few seconds, as if he hasn't seen the screen with the empty battery sign on it.

Did I mention he has heightened senses? When he is about to be attacked on the road, he sniffs out his attackers and says: “The only good thing about no soap… is that you can smell  hijackers a mile off.”

There is a scene when he is in some kind of a pawn shop and he offers to trade a Zippo lighter. He lights it and he puts his hand above the flame to feel whether it is lit or not. Too bad I don't have a screen shot of this scene.

During the gun fight on the street, he only shoots those, who have previously shot on him. Because he doesn't see them, duh! Like this guy on the roof.

One guy remains standing, he aims his gun at Eli's head, Eli just stands in the middle of the street looking all dumb and then he turns around and walks away. Why didn't Eli just shoot the guy, if that guy was pointing a gun at him? Well because Eli didn't see crap.

On the road, Solara, Mila Kunis ask Eli “How do you know you're walking in the right direction? ”, Then Eli replies: “I walk by faith, not by sight”. As in he is blind like a bat. Heightened senses again. He suddenly hears something, that Solara doesn't. “Did you hear that? ” and he shoots a bird from the sky with his bow.

They reach a house in the middle of nowhere and before walking up the stairs he kicks in the first step, to realise where it was. He then sticks his shotgun in front of him and he bumps it in the door.

When the old man at the house tells him: “No trespassing. Didn't you read the sign?”, Eli says: “We're very sorry, I didn't see it.”

Before reaching San Francisco Eli says: “Do you smell that? ”, Solara asks: “What? ” then Eli replies “In the air. Salt. We're getting close to the ocean.” Another case of heightened senses.

The most revealing thing was of course the book itself.

So there you have it. I think I've gathered enough evidence to convince you that Eli was indeed blind. I don't want to get into the religious roots of the movie, but if you're still not convinced, Eli the biblical character was also blind. So what more proof do you need?

Guess that's a no, on needing those sunglasses.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Famous Brothers and Sisters

I've been thinking about what to write for a few days now. I almost gave up, until someone came up with a fun idea. Let's write about actors who “keep it in the family”, I know you have a dirty mind, but it's nothing like that, instead I'll write about famous brothers and sisters who are actors. I'll only focus on those who are “widely spread”, as in there are a lot of them.

Let's start with the Baldwins. I'll only mention the four brothers, not that they aren't enough, on the contrary, they are a bit too much. So let's see, there is Alec, the oldest one, then Daniel, William and the youngest one Stephen. What is there to tell about the Baldwins? If I say I don't like them, it's an understatement. They look like a cloning project gone wrong. As if they had all been cloned from Alec and each clone looked more ridiculous than the last one.
Their movies are mostly crappy, I've seen a lot of them and I can't even come up with a single title from the top of my head. Alec plays in the TV series called 30 Rock, which is considered successful, but I don't like that either.

The Wayans siblings. What's the plural of Wayans, Wayanses? (kinda sounds like something that Gollum would say: hobbitses) There are even more of these guys, than the Baldwins, and that says a lot. The only difference is, I actually like them. Keenen Ivory is the oldest of them. He has three brothers, Damon, Shawn, Marlon and a sister, Kim. I'm not even going to mention their children, because if I did, I could write about them hundreds of post and I'd have to rename my blog to A DAMn Big Family Blog.
Anyways, they have some pretty entertaining movies, mostly comedies but they also played in some action movies and dramas as well. I won't go into details, but I'll name a few that I liked: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood; The Last Boy Scout; Requiem for a Dream; Littleman; White Chicks…

The Arquettes. I don't really like the Arquettes either. Why is that, you might ask? The answer is, they haven't really put anything on the table.
There is Rosanna Arquette the oldest one, she had a few movies, but they mostly sucked. I have seen one a couple of years ago, called The Divide, it was so sick and twisted, that it was actually good (no thanks to her performance).
Richmond Arquette is the eldest brother of the Arquettes. I can't tell anything about him, didn't even know he existed, till today.
Patricia Arquette is probably the most well know from the Arquettes, she had an OK performance in Stigmata and there is one more movie she had a role in, that I haven't seen yet, but definitely will: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Alexis Arquette not sure what the proper term is. He used to be a guy and now she isn't, let's just leave it at that.
Finally there is David Arquette, the youngest of them. If I'd have to come up with a single word to describe this guy, I'd have to go with goofy. He is just weird, kind of like his character from the Scream movies.

Last but not least, the Estevez clan. As I've said before, I focus on the siblings so I'll stick to only one Sheen. There are four Estevez siblings, two of whom are relatively unknown, or at least I know very little of them. That is why I'll start with these two.
Ramon Estevez and Renée Estevez. There, I feel like we've already talked enough about these two and you know as much about them as I do.
Emilio Estevez had most of his highlights in the 80's and the 90's. But this is not the Estevez you're looking for!
Charlie Sheen, born Carlos Irwin Estevez is undoubtedly one of TV's best actors and a great movie star as well. In 2010 he was the highest paid TV actor earning a 1.8 million dollars for each episode of Two and a Half Men. I still don't get why he got booted from the show. Of course he had some drug/alcohol/hooker problems, the occasional domestic violence, publicly insulted the show's creators, but that was just a regular Sunday for Charlie.

There probably still are a number of well known actors out there with a bunch of brothers and sisters, but I'll stick to these for now.