Movie Quote of the Week – 9/8/17

Answer to MWL 9/6/17: Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) – Back to the Future

Marty McFly: Hey Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Thanks for everyone’s submissions and one flux capacitor to the following people for answering correctly:

Rob (Movierob)
Jules (Jules Movie Reviews)
Tom (Plain, Simple Tom Reviews)
Curt (The Hypersonic55’s Realm of Reviews and Other Stuff)
Glenn (Glenn’s Movie Mumblings)
Mark (The Animation Commendation)

My Fave Five Movie Cars

Have you ever watched a film, seen a car, and think “I wish I could drive that?” I can’t count the number of times that thought has crossed my mind over the years. There are so many cool vehicles in cinema that picking some of my favorites is a difficult undertaking. However, I was inspired by Turo to at least try. Turo is a car rental company that allows you to either rent a car or allow others to rent your car. Think Airbnb but for your car instead of your home. Going on a trip? Check Turo for a car to use, maybe even something like the fan-favorite Aviato. Find your car just sitting around? List your car on Turo and make some money on the side. If you are interested in finding a car to rent, check out Turo’s rentals page to find cars in your area. Now, if I could, here are my fave five movie cars I would like to drive.

Pussy Wagon - Kill Bill5) Pussy Wagon – Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

The Kill Bill duology is full of memorable moments and characters. One such character is Sidewinder’s truck, the Pussy Mobile.  It stands out from most vehicles on the road because of its bright yellow body with red flames, not to mention “Pussy Wagon” in a groovy 1960’s font across the back.  I would mostly want to drive it around to see people turn and look as I drive by with a derogatory word plastered on it.  I mean really, who in their right mind would put “wagon” on their truck? What is this, National Lampoon’s Vacation?

Mach-5 - Speed Racer4) Mach 5 – Speed Racer

How fast do I want to get from point A to point B? Really fast.  That’s where the Mach 5 comes in. Built for speed, I could get anywhere I needed to go in record time. Plus, it has all sorts of gadgets built into it that I could navigate almost any type of terrain, with its cutter blades or tire crampon gripes, or handle any trouble that comes my way with the jump jacks or tire shields and bullet-proof polymer deflector. Yes, the Mach 5 can handle just about anything, except for pesky little brothers and monkeys stowing away in the trunk.

Ecto-1 - Ghostbusters3) Ecto-1 – Ghostbusters 1 & 2

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? DREW! Wait… I mean… GHOSTBUSTERS! Traveling through town in the Ecto-1 with the sirens blaring would be the dream. Hopefully with the Ecto-1 comes Peter, Egon, Ray, and Winston. Imagine, going around and catching apparitions with the OG Ghostbusters. Now that would be the dream.

DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future2) DeLorean DMC-12 – Back to the Future trilogy

I think you already know the reason why I would love to drive a Delorean that runs on uranium and is fitted with a flux compositor.  There are a thousand things I would do if I had a time machine.  Of course, it wouldn’t be as fun without Doc Brown and Marty joining in on the adventures.  Although, some of my uses for the time machine are for personal gain, so maybe it’s not the best idea to have the Doc along. At least most of the time anyway.

Batmobile - The Dark Knight1) Batmobile – The Dark Knight trilogy

Cruising down the road in the Tumbler, nothing would get in my way. Sure, there are traffic laws, but do I really need to obey them when I am essentially driving a tank? Plus, the recreational off-roading capabilities are endless. Then when I don’t feel like taking up the entire road or want to feel the breeze in my hair, I could always take the Batpod for a spin. The Batmobile is the ultimate cinematic vehicle.

I would like to thank Turo for reaching out to me for this project. Again, if you want to find a rental car in your area, visit their rentals page to see what is available near you.

What are some of your favorite vehicles from cinema you would like to drive?

Until next time, cheers!

Movie Quote of the Week – 2/26/16


Answer to MWL 2/24/16: Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) – Back to the Future

When this baby hits 88 miles-per-hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit. -Dr. Emmett Brown

Thanks for everyone’s submissions and one flux capacitor to the following people for answering correctly:

James (Back to the Viewer)
Rob (Movierob)
Marta (Ramblings of a Cinefile)
Tom (Digital Shortbread)
Carly (Carly Hearts Movies)

My Fave Five Films Set In High School

It’s mid-September, which means school is in full swing, whether it’s high school, college, or university.  High school is as awkward as it is fun.  A time when we develop crushes, learn to drive, develop new friendships, while going through puberty, dealing with embarrassing parents, and simply trying to fit in.  Films have tried to channel all these different aspects of being a teenager in school to varying success.  So for everyone in high school, here are my five favorite films set in high school.

21 Jump Street movie poster5) 21 Jump Street

I may be cheating a little bit here because the main characters aren’t in high school but that’s why I phrased the article’s title the way I did.  I don’t think anyone expected 21 Jump Street to be as awesome as it is.  A film that parodies the vast amount of reboots we have been dealing with over the last several years has to hit all the right notes exactly perfect, and this does with flying colors.  If it wasn’t for the chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, the movie may not have worked out as well as it did.  They play well of each other and Tatum proved that he can do more than the rom-coms he had been mainly known for prior.

4) Ferris Bueller’s Day OffFerris Bueller's Day Off movie poster

Everyone wanted to be Ferris after watching this movie.  Ferris manages to skip class without getting caught and have the most exciting day ever in Chicago with his girlfriend, Sloan, and best friend, Cameron.  Meanwhile, his sister, Jeanie, tries to expose him to their parents and his principal, Principal Rooney, tries to prove he skipped class.  The back and forth between Ferris and Rooney and Ferris and Jeanie are some of the best moments of the film.  I wouldn’t have minded being Ferris during high school, if only for a day.

Easy A movie poster3) Easy A

Easy A is the film that placed Emma Stone on the map.  She has had many roles over the last couple years but for me, this will be one of her most iconic.  She absolutely nails it as Olive and it is hard to believe anyone as good looking would go by unnoticed for four years but hey, whatever.  The movie has a great message about how quickly information can be passed along and skewed in today’s digital age.  Easy A has some of the best support characters in a movie with Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as Olive’s parents.  They are hysterical and may be the definition of “relationship goals.”

2) SuperbadSuperbad movie poster

This was almost my number one selection until I saw my number one playing on TV and thought “How could I forget about that?!”  This may be one of the most accurate representations of what it feels like to be a high schooler on film, albeit a bit exaggerated.  Which makes sense given Seth Rogan wrote it while he was in high school.  This has everything high school seniors deal with: trying to get the girl, wanting to be accepted as “cool,” being embarrassed by parents, and even moving away from your best friend when you both go off to college.  Seth and Evan are very relatable which makes the adventure they go on with their third buddy, Fogell, all the more enjoyable.

Back to the Future movie poster1) Back to the Future

Back to the Future is one of those films that if you come across it playing on TV, you have to watch it for a little bit.  It is a classic that I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching.  Marty McFly accidentally goes back in time to when his parents met and interrupts their first meeting.  This causes one of the most hilarious situations in a movie ever: Marty’s mother begins to to fall in love with him.  Now Marty has to get his parents to fall in love before he vanishes from history.  It sounds like the bad spin off “How I Met My Mother.”  It’s hard to believe that this classic almost stared Eric Stoltz instead of Michael J. Fox, even though I have a hard time picturing anyone else other than Fox as Marty.  Of course, I can’t forget to mention the fantastic score by Alan Silvestri, one of my favorite film composers.  Simply put, everything comes together perfectly.

Honorable mentions include American Pie, Grease, Risky BusinessThe Karate Kid (1984), and The Breakfast Club.  What are some of your favorite films set in high school?