Top 10 Quotes: Old School

October 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Top 10 Quotes: Old School | Best Old School Quotes

Time for another edition of Top 10 Quotes! I’d like to start by asking a simple question:

Is Old School the best pre-drinking comedy of all time?

It was when I was in college and beyond.  This movie played in the background more than any other before we went out. It’s also one of the most quoted movies ever amongst my group of friends.

People who love Todd Phillips’ Old School already know that Will Ferrell dominates this list but others managed to sneak in.  Here are:

THE TOP 10 OLD SCHOOL QUOTES

10. “THAT’S THE WAY YOU DEBATE”

Sometimes, the best lines are said while the shot dissolves to a new scene.

9. “WE GOTTA KEEP OUR COMPOSURE”

Part of me wishes Mascot Frank made the fiery jump but then we wouldn’t have this classic chair smashing rant.

8. “MAYBE EVEN A WHOLE MEAL OF FOOD…”

Hello this is Frank Ricard…

7. “I THINK WHAT MY FRIEND MITCH IS TRYING TO SAY IS TRUE LOVE IS BLIND.”
“I’M NOT A TALKER”

I recently got married and I have to admit, it was very difficult to avoid ending my speech with an Old School quote.  I didn’t do it…  But I thought about it.

6. “THIS IS ME LEAVING”

I’m not sure if this quote stuck in other circles as it did in mine but Dean Gordon ‘Cheeeeeeeeeese’ Pritchard makes this list as a result.

Top 10 Quotes: Old School | Best Old School Quotes

5. “I THINK I SEE BLUE…  HE LOOKS GLORIOUS.”

I forgot we actually get a glimpse of Blue in heaven in the credits.  He does look glorious.

4. “WE’RE GOING STREAKING!”
“HUNNY YOU THINK KFC IS STILL OPEN?”

Admit it, how many times have you said this in or on your way to a KFC?  Especially late at night when you know it’s closed?

3. “YOU GOT A F*CKING DART IN YOUR NECK”
“I LIKE YOU…  BUT YOU’RE CRAZY”

Nobody quotes these lines using normal voice.  It has to be slow motion voice!

2. “PRETTY NICE LITTLE SATURDAY WE’RE GONNA GO TO HOME DEPOT”
“HE GON’ DO ONE! HE GON’ DO ONE!”
“ONCE IT HITS YOUR LIPS IT’S SO GOOD”

I’m a little older now so I have a full understanding of both theories here.  On one hand, Home Depot Saturdays are lame when hangovers are imminent.  But they are quite pleasant otherwise.

1. “YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE!”

Frank loves Blue and we love Old School!

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Top 10 Quotes: Old School | Best Old School Quotes

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time

September 21, 2012 at 7:29 am

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES REPEAT VIEWING

I loved The Dark Knight Rises.  Many did.  I thought it was a worthy conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy.  Coming out of the theater I felt like the third installment came close but ultimately did not surpass 2008’s The Dark Knight.  However, I saw that film three times on opening day.  It took a little while to finally see Bane torment Gotham again but I’m happy I did.  It’s an incredibly ambitious tale.  It has it’s flaws but it was so much fun to watch and that’s what summer blockbusters are all about.

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I decided to compile a list of 10 things that stood out watching the film a second time.

Honorable Mention: I want to play through Arkham City again.

10. “So that’s what that feels like.”

A lot of people raved about Anne Hathaway’s performance as Catwoman.  I’m one of them.  I think this is by far the best Catwoman we’ve ever seen on screen.  I laughed when she disappeared on Batman leaving him to ponder how people feel when he disappears on them.  Catwoman added a completely different energy to the series that worked.  I wasn’t a big fan of her up beat music though.  I didn’t think it fit with the rest of Hans Zimmer’s brilliant score.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

9.  A subtle mention of The Joker would have been nice.

There is a novelization out there that claims that The Joker is the sole inmate in Arkham during the events of The Dark Knight Rises.  It also hints that he may have escaped.  Either way it would have been nice to reference where the legendary villain was after The Dark Knight’s credits rolled.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

8. “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.”

Bane vs The Joker.  Who had the better introduction?  Overall, I think The Joker’s intro was better but Bane wins for sheer brutality.  Tom Hardy’s performance is tremendous as his eyes tell the story of a violent and ruthless man.  I’m so happy they fixed his voice.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

7. I wish Alfred was in it more.

I understand why he doesn’t play a larger role in this film but Michael Caine was brilliant as Alfred throughout the series.  It would have been nice to see him in a couple more scenes.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

6. Bane is ruthless and it’s awesome.

“Search him.  Then I will kill you.”

I can’t imagine what it must feel like to be that nameless henchmen who knows there is nothing he can do to escape Bane.  It’s not like he can sulk and apologize to the man.  It’s a terrifying thing to tell someone and that’s what makes Bane a fantastic villain.  Tom Hardy’s delivery here is awesome.  He’s so calm about it.  I loved that scene.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

5. Gordon looks hilarious climbing in and around that truck.

Come on.  Tell me you didn’t find it a bit humorous watching Gordon climbing around that armored truck as it speeds down the road?

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

4. They really never found the Bat parked on that roof?

I wish Batman hid The Bat somewhere else.  I just can’t see people missing it.  I suppose we were just meant to go with it.  Much like Batman suddenly appearing in Gotham after climbing out of The Pit.  If it’s so difficult to get out of the city how is it any easier to get in?  And when did he find time to make an elaborate fiery design of the bat symbol on that bridge.  Again, it’s just a movie, so I went with it.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

3. Bane’s death was WAY to abrupt.

A villain is only as good as his final moments.  The Joker’s final moment was incredible with his maniacal laughter echoing as he dangled above the city he tried so hard to corrupt.  Ra’s Al Ghul’s final moment with his eyes closed was fantastic as well.  Here we don’t even get to see Bane go down at the hands of Batman and it came out of no where.  It’s a shame.  I don’t know if there is a better way for him to go down without hurting the story but I was disappointed.

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

2. “The shadows betray you because they belong to me.”

Bane vs Batman was incredible.  Their first encounter will go down as one of my favorite fight scenes in any movie.  Period.  The reason is because of Bane’s constant taunting.  Exposition has never been so much fun.

“Let’s not stand on ceremony here.  Mr. Wayne.”

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

I remember back when Batman Begins was released and people were complaining about the fights being to frantic and shot with too many closeups.  I didn’t have a problem with them but this fight was so different.

“I am The League of Shadows.”

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

It all leads up to an iconic moment from the comic books in which Bane breaks Batman’s back.  Expertly choreographed fights can only take you so far on the big screen.  Add in incredible characters and you raise the stakes to amazing heights.  Watching Batman fight Bane was worth the wait.

1. Is this the last great Batman movie?

One of the greatest trilogies we’ve ever seen is over now.  This is the last time we will visit Nolan’s remarkable vision of Gotham City and the Caped Crusader.  I loved that the third film was so closely connected to the first.  Everything came full circle.  Batman was meant to inspire others.  Anyone could be Batman.

We will never get a Robin movie staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt but it doesn’t matter.  The Dark Knight’s legend lives on in Gotham.  (How bad ass was that statue by the way? I’ll bet that thing is in Christopher Nolan’s basement right now.)  Even though the ending felt rushed, (which is a compliment considering the film’s epic length.) it was a fitting end to the story.

So the question remains…  Is this the last great Batman movie?

10 Things That Stood Out Watching The Dark Knight Rises A Second Time | Review

Who will rise up and take over the franchise when it inevitably reboots in a few years.  Will we respond to a different set of rules?  What kind of Batman will we see next.  People will line up regardless.  I know I will but it remains to be seen if they will reach and exceed expectations like Nolan’s trilogy has.

Time will tell.  Thankfully, we will have Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises forever.

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Top 10 Moments: The Dark Knight

July 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

Top 10 Moments: The Dark Knight | All Time Best Countdown

10. A BETTER CLASS OF CRIMINAL

If you’re good at something never do it for free.  I remember this scene being one of the clips they released prior to The Dark Knight’s release.  I must have watched it 50 times leading up to the midnight screening on opening night.

Put into context, this is the moment when the criminals of Gotham realize they unleashed the wrong clown.

9. THE HERO WE DESERVE

What a great way to end one of the coolest movies I’ve ever seen.  Commissioner Gordon sums up what Batman means to Gotham perfectly.

8. HIT ME!

Batman’s code is tested.  This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

7. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE ME

One of the most memorable moments from Batman Begins was Batman’s first appearance when he pulls Falcone out of the limo and states:

“I’m Batman”

This is The Dark Knight’s equivalent as the Joker finally comes face to face with the Caped Crusader.

6. TWO FACE AWAKENS

This is more of an editorial pick you might say.  I love that Nolan chose to mute the scream and include a faint score.  It’s a powerful moment as Harvey Dent realizes what he’s lost and rips off the bandages screaming.  Great stuff.

5. HE MISSED!

They flipped over a transport!  That’s what I love about the tone of this series.  It’s ‘grounded in reality’ but transports can still lift off the ground.

4. THE GOOD COP BAD COP ROUTINE

If you’ve never read The Dark Knights screenplay give it a shot and then watch this scene.  What Heath Ledger did with those masterful words is nothing short of brilliant.

3. YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW I GOT THESE SCARS?

“Nothing in his pockets except knives and lint.”

I love the mystery surrounded this force.  This agent of chaos is also a terrific storyteller.

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2. THE BAT POD EMERGES

I remember watching this movie with my Dad.  I really hyped it up after seeing the film 3 times on opening day.  When the Tumbler’s left front wheel started spinning he didn’t know what to expect.   Then the Bat-Pod emerged.

“Whoa.  That was pretty cool.”

And that is why Christopher Nolan and his creative team are a big bunch of loveable super awesome genius people.

1. THE MAGIC TRICK

Now that’s an entrance!  As I mentioned above, I saw The Dark Knight 3 separate times on opening day and people applauded this moment every single time.  One of my favorite characters introductions in movie history.

People love that moment but you can’t help but feel for the guy with the pencil rammed through his eye socket.

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The Athletic Nerd On The Dark Knight

July 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

The Athletic Nerd On The Dark Knight | Over 20 posts about Christopher Nolans Batman Trilogy

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IS HERE!

I decided to go back and check out some of the many times I’ve written about Batman on this blog.  It turns out, I enjoy Batman!

Batman Begins

Batman Begins A Screenwriting Rewrite

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The Dark Knight

Movies That Changed Everything: The Dark Knight

Blockbuster Repeat Viewings

10 Flicks: Best Film Editing Oscar Losers

10 Flicks: Unanswered Movie Questions

10 Flicks: Awesome Looking Movie Villains

10 Flicks: Great Action.  Great Stories

10 Flicks: Movies With Awesome Opening Scenes

10 Flicks: Box Office Favorites

10 Flicks: If I Could Only Own 10 Movies

10 Flicks: Movies I’ve Seen In Theaters More Than Once

All Time Best Movie Villain

Movie Power Rankings: #15-1

The Dark Knight Rises

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Why The Last Shot Of The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Kicks Ass

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Christopher Nolan

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The Dark knight rises is only a few days away so if you would like to build on the excitement even more then why not watch first and second installments of the Nolan franchise. If you join the LOVEFiLM trial then you can watch free movies online which include both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Top 10 Game Of Thrones Moments: Season Two

June 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Top 10 Game Of Thrones Moments: Season Two | Game of Thrones Season 2 Review

Now that the second season of Game of Thrones has ended, it’s time to look back at some of the best moments the show had to offer.

Below you’ll find recaps of all 10 episodes plus the moment that rose above them all.  You’ll also find the Game of Thrones: Season 2 awards!

Bring on season three!

MOMENT #10

Episode 3:WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE

Moment: Yoren

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MOMENT #9

EPISODE 1: THE NORTH REMEMBERS

Moment: Tyrion arrives at King’s Landing…  And pisses off everyone.

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MOMENT #8

EPISODE 2: THE NIGHT LANDS

Moment: “I’m not questioning your honor…  I’m denying it’s existence.”

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MOMENT #7

Episode 7: A MAN WITHOUT HONOR

Moment: Xaro’s Rise

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MOMENT #6

Episode 5: THE GHOST OF HARRENHAL

Moment: Smoke Monster Attacks

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MOMENT #5

Episode 8: THE PRINCE OF WINTERFELL

Moment: “Unname Me”

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MOMENT #4

Episode 6: THE OLD GODS AND THE NEW

Moment: Tyrion Smacks The King

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MOMENT #3

Episode 4: GARDEN OF BONES

Moment: Birth of the Smoke Monster Baby

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MOMENT #2

Episode 10: VALAR MORGHULIS

Moment: Zombies In The North

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Game Of Thrones Moment: Valar Morghulis

MOMENT #1

Episode 9: BLACKWATER

Moment: The Half Man Leads

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GAME OF THRONES SEASON 2 AWARDS

Worst Character: Cersei (She bugs me)

Worst Storyline: Jon Snow In The North (Until Ep. 10)

Worst Episode: The Prince of Winterfell

Best Character: Tyrion Lannister

Coolest Character: Jaqen H’Ghar

Best Quote: “Those are brave men knocking at our door…  Let’s go kill them!” Tyrion

Best Action Moment: The Wild Fire Explosion

Best Twist: Tywin arrives in King’s Landing

Best Unexpected Moment: Smoke Monster Baby

Funniest Moment: Tyrion Smacks Joffrey

Best Storyline: Arya & Tywin

Best Episode: Blackwater

Thanks for checking out the best moments of Game of Thrones Moments Season 2.  I’ll be blasting through the novels until the next season arrives and I can’t wait to devour more of George R. R. Martin’s world.