It’s the last week of a long semester. I’m running on fumes, my students are running on fumes, the whole world seems like it’s running on fumes. So you know what? Screw it. Let’s power down, put a couple of movies on, and recharge our batteries. Ain’t nothing we can do in this week we can’t do in the first week of term three.
One of my Year Ten classes is watching Red, but I’ve done that one. The other is watching Mission Impossible: Holy Shit, I Can’t Believe This Pile of Crap Is Supposed To Be The Good One. And my Year Nines are watching Shazam.
So, as per my usual rules, here we are: A Mixed Movie Quote Cage Match. Shazam v Fallout.
I’ll be grown-up later.
It’s been a long time since I’ve managed to sit in front of the blog. Hopefully that will change in coming days, when we’re facing a teaching semester without COVID, cyclones, and all the other things that have turned the first half of this year into a rolling ball of liquid shite.
In the meantime, I was overcome by the medical necessity to see The Emperor’s New Groove again tonight. By the Gods, it’s still an absolutely wonderful, brilliant movie — I’d argue with anyone that it rivals Aladdin as the best thing Disney has ever done. And the Mixed Movie Quote proved so very easy…
It was a double feature movie night at the Batthaim last night, and as is my wont, when we double up, we swap the mixed movie quotes between the two. So: Christopher Nolan’s drifting-into-being-forgotten stone-cold masterpiece Memento, and the always unforgettable The Rocky Horror Picture Show, combined…
Me to Luscious and Lord 15: It’s Mother’s Day, and we will watch whatever Mum wants to watch because it’s her special day and we love her and she can choose whatever she wants.
Me, 90 minutes later: you are unworthy of the power you have been granted…
Because going from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to Police Academy on consecutive nights isn’t stupid, it’s range……
After finding out that Luscious hadn’t yet seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, I introduced her and Lord 15 to it last night. It’s a magnificent movie, still as utterly brilliant as the last time I saw it, a couple of decades ago: a genuine masterpiece in every way.
So, naturally, I have to completely ruin everything by mixing a movie quote…
Holidays with Lord 15 mean taking the little filomophile into some different waters. So Ghost in the Shell (The 1995 movie) was absorbed… or did it absorb us?… and isn’t that the point?…
Movie night with Lord 15 and Luscious turned out not to be The Wild Ones but was, actually, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. Unlike the original Bill and Ted movie, it does not hold up well. Or pretty much at all. If not for William Sadler’s hilarious turn as Death, it wouldn’t be worth watching for anything. Well, except for this Mixed Movie Quote, obviously…
One positive aspect of the combination of school holidays and quarantine/social distancing is the opportunity introduce Lord 15 to some of mine and Luscious’ favourite movies.
To whit, last night’s viewing was Seven Psychopaths.
And while I’m at it, I forgot to do one when we watched Zodiac last week.
Oversight duly corrected.
If there’s one thing Covid-19 is good for, it’s good for us no longer quite giving the shit we used to give about Lord 15 and movie ratings. So last night was The Fly, the 1986 R-rated remake version. Even after almost 35 years, Jeff Goldblum is amazing and Geena Davis…. has…… legs…… anyway: The Fly, mixed movie quote style.
Last night I introduced Luscious to one of my favourite black comedies, and all-round criminally underrated movie, American Psycho.
As per the rules, whereso it is watched, thereso must a quote be mixed.
It’s a challenge to find an innocent quote in a movie like America Psycho, let alone find one and turn it into something smutty and unbecoming.
I am that man.
Boy’s night in front of the TV led Lord 15 and I to the latest installment in the vastly-superior-to-the-lameo-live-action-ones animated DCU, the also-better-than-the-graphic-novel Batman: Hush.
And thusly, to a Mixed Movie Quote.
We introduced Lord 15 to one of our favourite comic book movies, Red, on the weekend. And today I started watching Brave with my students for their film study. Quotes duly mixed:
I saw the superb Jojo Rabbit last night, and one quote above others stood out as a candidate for mixing. And when you think about Nazis, and satirising them in a modern context, well, one individual immediately springs to mind…… Some jokes just write themselves, basically.
Luscious is out having dinner with friends tonight, so Lord 15 and I settled in for bad pizza and a DVD. Gotham by Gaslight is an alternative universe Batman story set in the 19th Century, pitting the Caped Crusader against — maybe — Jack the Ripper. It’s a little contrived, but has some surprisingly good moments, and casting Selina Kyle as a Suffragette is all the good things.
As always, a movie watched is a Mixed Movie Quote posted……
The nostalgia was thick in the air at the Batthaim last night, as we settled in to expose Lord 15 to a simpler time, when computers had black screens and green writing, and Baby Yoda had three movements and hair.
War Games, surprisingly, holds up extraordinarily well. It’s still tight, tense, and superbly timed. Thank God we watched it first, because Gremlins has aged about as well as Keith Richards’ ballsac. Nevertheless, the law is the law: here they both are, Mixed Movie Quote style.
Yeah. Kind of writes itself, really……
How did we end up watching this sadly dated Arnold Schwarzenegger so-close-it-just-makes-it-seem-worse entry from the ‘not quite Predator’ days? Suffice to say, there was an emergency flight to Perth (more on that tomorrow, possibly), a trip to the DVD store, discovering that the Blu-Ray of Highlander that was purchased on said trip refuses to play in the Blu-Ray player bought in the same country as the Blu-Ray, and this was the first case I saw on the Family-Hasn’t-Seen-It-Yet pile.
Still, as the rule states, where there is movie watchage, so shall there be movie quote mixage. So here we are, your The Running Man Mixed Movie Quote:
Yes, this one makes me giggle. Yes, I am immature.
On a lighter note, Luscious and I bought ourselves a TV and Blu-ray player for the bedroom, for Christmas. Last night we made sure it all worked properly by watching Red 2. Naturally, a mixed movie quote is required.
It’s been a while since I’ve thrown one of these up, but then, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a movie.
Saturday night, Luscious, Lord 15, and I had tickets to see the new Terminator dumpster fire, but illness and mentals meant we stayed at home and consoled ourselves with lollies and watching the original (ie: The Good One) on Blu-ray instead. 35 years later, it’s still unbelievably good. And so you get this: