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Top 14 Movie Misquotes, Whose Scream Is That and More

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Ask FlickChick Top 14 Movie Misquotes the Scream That Will Not Die and MoreQuestion I dont want to sound like a complete geek but it bugs me when people misquote famous movie lines like Luke I am your father which just isnt what Darth Vader said I feel that if youre fan enough to quote a movie you should be fan enough to quote it right Please tell me Im not the most compulsive person ever DonFlickChick The most compulsive ever No way I basically agree If youre going to quote the quote quote the quote That said theres a pattern to a lot of common misquotations Heres the thing Screenwriters cant predict whats going to seize the public imagination when theyre writing so that kickass line is often embedded in a larger less pithy piece of dialogue1 The Empire Strikes Back 1980Misquote Luke I am your father Actual quote No I am your fatherYour b234te noire spoken during Lukes illusion-shattering confrontation with his nem read more

DVD Tuesday: Subway Nightmares — The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three DVD art courtesy MGM Home Video

So Denzel Washington is starring in a remake of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 for director Tony Scott with a new screenplay by David Koepp Now Washington and Koepp are very talented and Scott can get a movie made but among movies in no need of remaking The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ranks high on the list So this weeks DVD Tuesday is dedicated to the original in all its grimy gloryHow do you steal a New York City subway train Former movie publicist Morton Freedgood figured out a way and his 1973 novel written under the pseudonym John Godey was snapped up before publication and immediately put into production under director Joseph Sargent and screenwriter Peter Stone Needless to say city officials and representatives of the Metropolitan Transit Authority werent wild about the story of four identically dressed hijackers hiding behind color-coded nicknames whats betting this is where Quentin Tarantino connoisseur of all things down and dirty got read more

Quentin Tarantino Rejects Heroes' Welcome

Quentin Tarantino courtesy Miramax

According to the U.K.'s Sun, Pulp Fiction auteur Quentin Tarantino was invited to direct an episode of NBC's hit series but turned the show down cold. "I haven't even seen the f--king show," Mr. Crankypants is reported to have said. "What the f--k is Heroes?" Um, it's like CSI and ER (both of which QT has directed), only cooler.Tuesday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner. read more

Tarantino's Unadulterated Death Proof, More DVD News

Death Proof box art courtesy The Weinstein Company

A Sept. 18 release date has been set for a two-disc, unrated and extended version of Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's half of this past spring's Grindhouse double feature. The DVD edition is nearly 30 minutes longer than the theatrical edit, and includes never-seen-in-the-U.S. footage, including Vanessa Ferlito's (criminally) excised lap dance.Also, Michael Bay's Transformers rolls out on DVD and HD DVD Oct. 16.Other release-date reminders: Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season on Sept. 11; Brothers & Sisters: The Complete First Season and Ghost Whisperer: The Second Season on Sept. 18; and a completely remastered stop-motion animated The Year Without a Santa Clause on Oct. 2. read more

Pirates, He-Man Returns , Kill Bill and More

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End courtesy Walt Disney Pictures

Questions about Pirates the He-Man movie and what became of that extended DVD of Kill BillSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkQuestion Is this the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie or are they going to make a fourth -- RussellFlickChick Id say the odds are good that there will be a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film but its not a sure thing Assuming that youve seen Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End and why would you be asking otherwise you know it sets up the possibility that Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp and who knows who else will embark on a quest for the fountain of youth Involved parties have alluded vaguely to various possibilities in promotional interviews for Worlds EndProducer Jerry Bruckheimer told Australias Herald Sun that This is the end [of the current trilogy] but whether one of the characters or a couple of the characters continue on its read more

Love and Death: The Story Behind 24's Latest Casualty

Eric Balfour with Marisol Nichols, 24

In the end, it was love that did Milo in. In Monday night's episode of Fox's 24, CTU's Internet protocol manager (played by Eric Balfour) took a bullet to the head from the Chinese terrorists as they raided CTU. By claiming that he was in charge, he saved Nadia Yassir (Marisol Nichols), the real chief. "Milo was basically in love with Nadia and so, afraid the Chinese would hurt her, he put his life on the line," says Balfour, who sounds weirdly chipper about his alter ego's execution.It turns out the actor asked to die. "About two months ago, I got an offer to do a CBS cop show that sounded really exciting, and I felt it was a golden opportunity," he says, referring to read more

Questions About Grindhouse, Flying Pancakes and More!

Grindhouse courtesy Dimension Films

Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion Grindhouse did horribly at the box office it made a mere 11 million Any idea why it did so poorly when it opened to mostly positive reviews Michael PS I love you and the gang on the podcast I have recently been getting into exercising and am listening to every episode you have ever recorded very funFlickChick Thank you Michael As to Grindhouse theres a very real irony in the fact that back in the day real grindhouse movies made money despite negative reviews or more often no reviews at all in the mainstream press while Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguezs loving homage got terrific reviews and did poorly I can think of a number of explanations I suspect some people were put off by the three-hour length of Death ProofPlanet Terror plus trailers I think Rodriguez and Tarantino may have overestimated the number of moviegoers who share their enthusiasm for the down-and-dirty horrorsci-firoad-r read more

Box Office: Grindhouse Can't Slay Family Fare

The Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez double-bill Grindhouse fell short of expectations in its opening weekend, coming in at No. 4 at the box office with just $11.6 million. The well-reviewed venture's performance is believed to have been hampered by its three-hour running time (which limited the number of showings and intimidated sleep-susceptible fannies) and its "two films for the price of one" pitch, which proved unfamiliar to today's audiences.Topping the box office for a second straight week was Blades of Glory ($23 million), followed by Meet the Robinsons $17 mil) and Are We Done Yet? (opening with $15 mil). Hilary Swank's The Reaping reaped $10.1 million, good enough for the No. 5 spot. read more

CSI: NY Alum Braves Tarantino's Bloody-good Grindhouse

Grindhouse's Vanessa Ferlito

Two acclaimed directors with crazy amounts of cult-film cache. A whole lotta gorgeous women. Some outrageous movie trailers. And Kurt Russell. Add it all together and you get Grindhouse, the long-anticipated double feature hitting theaters this weekend and composed of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. Striving to survive in the former flick is Vanessa Ferlito, familiar to TV audiences from her runs on 24 and then CSI: NY. TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to ask the actress what a pretty girl like her is doing in a blood-soaked mess like this. TVGuide.com: I humbly confess that I was battling a cold Wednesday night, and didn't get to catch the Grindhouse screening....Vanessa Ferlito: Aw, you're crazy! Are you crazy? You should have gone read more

DVD Tuesday: Grindhouse and Grindhouse Memories

DVD Tuesday Shocking Grindhouse Double BillIn honor of this Fridays opening of Grindhouse Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguezs loving tribute to the good old bad old days of exploitation double features this DVD Tuesday column is a double header of two films I first saw in real Times Square grindhouses David Cronenbergs They Came from Within 1975 and Guerdon Truebloods The Candy Snatchers 1973 My favorite CronenbergTimes Square story is actually about Scanners 1981 I saw it in a super-rowdy theater packed to the balcony with the kind of people you didnt ask to be quiet because odds were they were crazy or high out of their minds In fact prudence dictated avoiding eye contact being careful not to bump their seats and never ever walking in front of them they may have been carrying on as though they had no idea there was a movie playing but god help you if you blocked the screen for even an instant They talked all the way through the coming at read more

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