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Monday
Aug052013

Monday Movie Meme - We Interrupt this Program...

I saw “Bridget Jones’s Diary” starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth for the first time this weekend and there is so much Monday Movie Meme material that could be gathered from this cute little movie. Don’t be surprised if a series of themes based on the film pop up here in the coming weeks.

One of the scenes that stood out was the one where Bridget’s loud objection to a few surprising announcements during a party puts her in an awkward, yet, advantageous position. Is it inappropriate? Yes. Does it still get a pass? Maybe.

Surely, we know exactly why she’s not in favor of the lawyer and his elitist controlling girlfriend’s plans to re-locate and kick their relationship up a notch but the air in the room suggests that guests would have her head if she said so. Plus, it isn’t exactly proper to rain on somebody’s parade, so she saves face by doing what a good ol’ TV journalist would do -- spinning an angle that won’t work into one that does, to get out of a sticky situation. Still, the little that Bridget did say and much of what she didn’t speak seem to have translated well enough to grab the attention of the person that actually counts in that moment.

All is not lost, save for the rudeness in her interruption of those proud parents who had the floor. Anyway, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme stems from her many not-so-polished moments -- We Interrupt this Program....

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring some of the most memorable outbursts that you ever saw on screen. These include scenes where one of the characters command the attention of the entire room -- usually at an inopportune time for everyone else in the scene. Sometimes, they bring positive results for the person making the outburst, sometimes they cause a whole heap of trouble for a particular person or set of characters in the story and other times, the person speaking or yelling or whatever just looks like look like an idiot. Either way, it’s a scene that sticks to your recollection of whatever movie you’re referencing in your selections this week. Accompanying “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” here are my selections for this week’s We Interrupt this Program... theme.

The Graduate

Dustin Hoffman’s character made it clear that Elaine was unforgettable -- and he was not going down without a fight!

 

 

Sex and the City: The Movie

Miranda sure knows how to disturb a fine dining experience by yelling at strangers -- even if it comes at the expense of embarrassing her friends. “Yeah, it’s all hot, two days in!”

*I’m aware that this movie was mentioned two weeks ago during the Mixology theme. I’m running on empty trying to come up with a variety of picks for some of my lists but hey, if a movie works for multiple themes, it works....

Why Did I Get Married Too?

I swear, the airport scene is one of the funniest OMG-is-this-really-happening? moments in this movie. It’s also feels much less contrived than the train scene in Perry’s previous release. “Get the ho number, Marcus!!!”

 

What movie outbursts would YOU add to this list?

Monday
Jul292013

Monday Movie Meme - The Little People

Remember the British filmmaker Duncan Cowles, whose short film “The Lady with the Lamp” screened during the 2012 Couch Fest Film Festival? Well, he recently touched base with me regarding some good news -- the movie (which also won Best Family Portrait at #2012CFF, by the way!) is now available online via Vimeo and YouTube.

So, if you have four minutes to spare during a lunch break or need some quick laughs, Cowles has made his short available for your viewing pleasure. Speaking of short stuff, allow me to introduce the theme of this week’s Monday Movie Meme: The Little People.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, the shortest movie characters that you’ve ever seen on the big (or small) screen. These characters do not have to be midgets per se -- they just have to be shorter than average height of all the other people in the film. Here are my selections for this week’s The Little People theme.

Bad Santa

The elf in this movie is about as short as they come but what he lacks in height, he makes up for in humor.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers & Return of the King

Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry may be Hobbits who are so short that many of the women including Princess Arwen and Eowyn -- the lady of Rohan -- tower over these little guys, but they still have a lot of inches on Gimli, the Dwarf who is a bit overconfident in what he can contribute during the battles of Middle Earth.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids

If you think life is hard, try to walk a mile in the shoes of kids whose scientist father accidentally turned them into miniatures! Can the children in this movie still count as a proper selection for this week’s theme, even if they were at a normal height in some scenes? I don’t know but since I am having difficulty thinking of more short characters that fit the bill, I’ll let you all be the judge of that!

Who are the shortest movie characters that you’ve ever seen?

Watch "The Lady with the Lamp" by Duncan Cowles: http://vimeo.com/33969679

Monday
Jul222013

Monday Movie Meme - Mixology among Drinking Buddies

A few signature cocktails based on two anticipated films have been a long time coming to this blog. I’ll be posting them in a few days and am soon headed to check out an advanced screening of Joe Swanberg’s comedy “Drinking Buddies,” starring Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston. The film is about two best friends who work at a brewery and could be perfect for each other if they pursued something more -- except for the fact they they are both in relationships -- one that is headed for marriage.

Needless to say, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme will centered on alcohol: Mixology.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, the most memorable cocktails that you’ve seen people drinking in a movie. You don’t have to be a mixology specialist by remembering the ingredients..... the type/name of the cocktail will do just fine! Here are my selections for this week’s Mixology theme.

The Mojito - As seen in “Bad Boys II”

Syd brings two glasses of Bacardi Mojitos over to Johnny Tapia during their meeting about money laundering for his ecstasy operation.

Scotch and Soda - As seen in “Waiting to Exhale”

Following a nasty court battle, Bernadine orders another scotch and soda after a named James offers her a second drink at the bar where they start to get pretty personal.

The Margarita - As seen in “Sex and the City: The Movie”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, everyone except Charlotte drank margaritas when they had their first dinner together after Carrie came out of her “Mexicoma.”

Although I remember seeing people drink cocktails in “Skyfall” and “The Great Gatsby,” I have no idea what they were drinking, so while the scenes are memorable -- the actual cocktail was not, apparently.

What are YOUR most memorable cocktails from a movie?

Photo of drink courtesy of neebong.