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My top 10 Anchorman quotes

When I did my top 10 quotable movies last week I somehow managed to miss out Anchorman.  I don’t know how this happened but I am deeply ashamed. So in honour of one my all time favourite comedies, I have decided to devote a whole post to my favourite catchphrases from the mouths of Ron Burgundy and his news crew. Fuck you. San Diego.

tumblr_mg58ykoqet1ry7oico1_500Real world application: My friends Justin and Brett once ended up staying in the red light district during a city break to Amsterdam and apparently declared nightly that they were going “back to their home on whore island”.

tumblr_m8wvhere851roxtbmReal world application: I might use this every time I have a new outfit. Reports are unconfirmed.

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Real world application: After pretty much every evening when I say I am going to go our for one drink after work.

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Real world application: Great for neutralising a silly argument.

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Real world application: Back in the day my flatmates and I actually hosted a “dirty pirate hooker” themed party. We decided to change it from smelly to dirty as in the Xtina definition because no one wants to be smelly… even if they’re pretending to be a pirate hooker.

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Real world application: Believe it or not a colleague actually said this to me during a meeting the other day when we were trying to debunk some or other nonsense myth that someone was trying to feed us.

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Real world application: I instantly regret a lot of my decisions. Many of them about how big the weights are that I’ve put on my bar for body pump class.

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Real world application: Milk is always a bad choice. Yuck!

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Real world application: The “that’s amazing” bit gets wheeled out pretty much every time something impresses me.

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Real world application: I work with a lot of statistical analysis so every time we have an assumption that doesn’t pay off or someone messes up a calculation this is the perfect quote.

My top 10 character actors

To make it as a Hollywood leading man you not only need to be an amazing actor but you also need the looks and the body to pull in the crowds. Fortunately good movies are not all about the leading man and some of the most memorable performances come from actors who have made their name playing secondary characters rather than they guy who saves the day/gets the girl/wins the game. They appear again and again often carving out a niche but most of the time no one remembers their names. Without them the world of cinema would be a much more boring place. These are my favourites.

2014AndySerkis_Getty453915637210314Andy Serkis
Niche role: More often than not you never actually see Serkis’ face since he’s a pioneer in playing motion-capture characters.
Most memorable role: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Show-stealing ability: 7/10
“For me, I’ve never drawn a distinction between live-action acting and performance-capture acting. It is purely a technology.”

Danny-Trejo---Machete-005Danny Trejo
Niche role:
If you need a tough Latino convict/gangster/drug dealer there simply isn’t anyone better
Most memorable role: Machete in Machete (2010) and Machete Kills (2013)
Show-stealing ability: 5/10
“Hollywood wants guys who can act tough – Hollywood don’t want tough guys.”

Eddie-Marsan-interview-007Eddie Marsan
Niche role: The straight man to an utterly out of control wild character, who takes his loyalty for granted.
Most memorable role: Bladsey in Filth (2013)
Show-stealing ability: 4/10
“I sometimes think if I had gone to Oxford or Cambridge and looked like a handsome young guy who could be in an Evelyn Waugh novel or something, I’d be a massive movie star. But there’s a longevity to what I do. It’s more reliable. Someone isn’t deciding that I’m the next big thing. Because if they’re deciding I’m the next big thing, they can decide that someone else is the next big thing.”

ernie_hudson_bannerErnie Hudson
Niche role: Police chief who acts as a voice of reason
Most memorable role: Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)
Show-stealing ability: 3/10
“After all these years, almost 30 years later, whenever I’m on the street, someone will call out, ‘Who you gonna call?'”

hoffman_2815206bPhilp Seymour Hoffman Niche role: Larger-than-life eccentric who has a cutting insight into what is going on
Most memorable role: Lester Bangs in Almost Famous (2010)
Show-stealing ability: 9/10
“Actors are responsible to the people we play. I don’t label or judge. I just play them as honestly and expressively and creatively as I can, in the hope that people who ordinarily turn their heads in disgust instead think, ‘What I thought I’d feel about that guy, I don’t totally feel right now’ “

img_8896Jason Flemyng
Niche role: Monster with a heart. His best roles always seem to involve full disfiguring make-up.
Most memorable role: Azazel in X-Men: First Class (2011)
Show-stealing ability: 5/10
“My skill, which I’ve mastered, is being slightly out of focus behind really expensive actors.”

movies-chris-cooperChris Cooper
Niche role: Tough but flawed military man
Most memorable role: Colonel Fitts in American Beauty (2000)
Show-stealing ability: 8/10
“I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think of me as ‘what’s-his-name’.”

pete-postlethwaite-311372914Pete Poselthwaite
Niche role: Wise father-figure
Most memorable role: Father Laurence in Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Show-stealing abilitiy: 6/10
“It’s all in the cheekbones, this career of mine. They are quite whopping, aren’t they? Who was it that said, ‘He looks like he’s got a clavicle stuck in his mouth?'”

william-Fichtner-prison-break1William Fichtner
Niche role: Morally bereft sleaze-ball
Most memorable role: John Carlyle in Elysium (2013)
Show-stealing ability: 5/10
“What I truly get excited about is not the genre of a movie or the size of a part – it’s character. I like to find characters.”

Reservoir Dogs (1992)Steve Buscemi
Niche role: Creepy loser/nutter who never stops talking
Most memorable character: Mr Pink in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Show-stealing ability: 10/10
“It’s weird; I was not a really tough guy in high school, but I end up playing all of these psychopaths and criminals. I don’t really care who they are, as long as they are complicated and going through something that I can understand and put across.”

My top 10 movie crushes

Last week the lovely Table 9 Mutant over at Cinema Parrot Disco did a post on her top 10 movie crushes. It was such a cool post that I decided to steal borrow the idea for this week’s top 10 and talk about my movie crushes from over the years. Some are weird…

warm_bodiesR in Warm Bodies (2013)
Played by: Nicholas Hoult
Typical or atypical crush: Hard to tell… I mean Hoult is a total hotty (even if he’s like a million years too young for me) but he does look dead for most of the film.
What makes him hot: His total awkwardness and his devotion to Julie against the odds
“R: [voice-over] So much for dreaming. You can’t be whatever you want. All I’ll ever be is a slow, pale, hunched-over, dead-eyed zombie. What did I think was gonna happen? That she’d actually want to stay with me? It’s hopeless. This is what I get for wanting more. I should just be happy with what I had. Things don’t change. I need to accept that. It’s easier not to feel. Then I wouldn’t have to feel like this.

types-of-dishonesty-brendan-fraserDavid Green in School Ties (1992)
Played by: Brendan Fraser
Typical or atypical crush: Typical.
What makes him hot: The eyes… it’s all in the eyes.
“Dr. Bartram: …and the meek shall inherit the earth.
David Green: I wonder how meek they’ll be when they do, sir.

tumblr_mg08bxOOTt1ridrfxo1_500Tom in (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Typical or atypical crush: Typical
What makes him hot: His sleepy eyes and his fearless approach to love
Tom: It’s official. I’m in love with Summer.
“[while Montage of Summer plays]
Tom: I love her smile. I love her hair. I love her knees. I love how she licks her lips before she talks. I love her heart-shaped birthmark on her neck. I love it when she sleeps.

tumblr_lg78npfr9g1qfuar1o1_500Alex in Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Played by: Eugene Hutz
Typical or atypical crush: Pretty atypical
Why is he hot: I honestly have no idea. He really shouldn’t be.
“Alex: Many girls want to be carnal with me… because I’m such a premium dancer!

tumblr_ldlpixqPW91qa54hvo1_500Westley in The Princess Bride (1987)
Played by: Cary Elwes
Typical or atypical crush: Typical
What makes him so hot: Not only is he a stone cold fox but he’s also brave, strong and very, very smart
“Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love – you think this happens every day?

imagesDean Moriarty in On the Road (2012)
Played by: Garrett Hedlund
Typical or atypical crush: Typical but so wrong
What makes him hot: He is just so alive… even if he is quite possibly the worst partner ever
“Dean Moriarty: Yes, yes, yes, I gotta go now, fever Sal. Goodbye.

hollywoodlandLouis Simo in Hollywoodland (2006)
Played by: Adrien Brody
Typical or atypical crush: Atypical
What makes him hot: He’s really sleazy but he’s so charming
“Louis Simo: Lady, I can nail you with this.
Leonore Lemmon: D’Artagnan, you couldn’t nail me with roses and a trip to Vegas.”

Heath LedgerPatrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Played by: Heath Ledger
Typical or atypical: Typical… this is when everyone fell in love with him
What makes him hot: He’s the perfect bad boy, wild, dangerous, edgy but kind and sensitive underneath the hard exterior
“Kat Stratford: You can’t just buy me a guitar every time you screw up, you know?
Patrick: Yeah, I know. But then, you know, there’s always drums, and bass, and maybe even one day a tambourine.

don-juan-de-marcoDon Juan in Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Played by: Johnny Depp
Typical or atypical: Typical
What makes him hot: It’s Johnny Depp! Also Don Juan is the ultimate romantic
“Don Juan: By seeing beyond what is visible to the eye. Now there are those, of course, who do not share my perceptions, it’s true. When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the-the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are… glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect, because, I am not limited by my eyesight. Women react to me the way that they do, Don Octavio, because they sense that I search out the beauty that dwells within until it overwhelms everything else. And then they cannot avoid their desire, to release that beauty and envelope me in it. So, to answer your question, I see as clear as day that this great edifice in which we find ourselves is your villa. It is your home. And as for you, Don Octavio DeFlores, you are a great lover like myself, even though you may have lost your way and your accent. Shall I continue?

MCDKNTA EC032Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale (2001)
Played by: Paul Bettany
Typical or atypical crush: Atypical, especially in a movie that stars Heath Ledger as a knight
What makes him hot: Wit, confidence, his incredible bone structure
“Chaucer: You’re good. You’re very good. My lords, my ladies, and everybody else here not sitting on a cushion!
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: Today… today, you find yourselves equals.
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: For you are all equally blessed. For I have the pride, the privilege, nay, the pleasure of introducing to you to a knight, sired by knights. A knight who can trace his lineage back beyond Charlemagne. I first met him atop a mountain near Jerusalem, praying to God, asking his forgiveness for the Saracen blood spilt by his sword. Next, he amazed me still further in Italy when he saved a fatherless beauty from the would-be ravishing of her dreadful Turkish uncle.
[crowd, boo]
Chaucer: In Greece he spent a year in silence just to better understand the sound of a whisper. And so without further gilding the lily and with no more ado, I give to you, the seeker of serenity, the protector of Italian virginity, the enforcer of our Lord God, the one, the only, Sir Ulllrrrich von Lichtenstein!
[crowd roars]
Chaucer: Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week.

Who are your top movie crushes?

Ten movies my friend Bronwyn and I were obsessed with in the 90’s

This might sound like an extremely random and somewhat specific “top 10” but hear me out. This is me and Bronwyn.

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We’ve known each other since we were six and been really close friends since high school. Even though we haven’t lived in the same country for almost ten years, we’re both married and Bron is a busy mum, we still speak multiple times a week and we were bridesmaids at each others’ weddings. One of the things that really cemented our friendship (before we were old enough to realise that we both really, really liked cider and shots) was our love of the same movies. Most of the time our friends weren’t anywhere near as into the slacker comedies that we loved and weren’t that interested in our endless quote-alongs but Bron was the first person I developed a really strong bond with over movies and one of the people who helped to shape my taste for the rest of my life… and so I want to share the movies that we loved (and often watched over and over and over again).

Batman-Forever-pic-2Batman Forever (1995)
Starring: Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones
How old were we when it came out: 14
Why were we obsessed: Because we were both a little bit in love with Chris O’Donnell who played Robin. We also thought Jim Carrey was hilarious and you know Batman was all cool and mysterious.
Uncool fact: We might have collected Batman stickers…
How many times did we watch it: If I remember correctly we saw it multiple times at the theatre
Do I still love it now?: I can’t say I’ve watched it in years or have any great desire to now.
“Alfred Pennyworth: [Bruce is with Chase when he contacts him] I’m sorry to bother you, sir. But I have some rather distressing news about Master Dick.
Bruce Wayne: What, is he all right?
Alfred Pennyworth: I’m afraid Master Dick has… gone traveling.
Bruce Wayne: He ran away?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, he took the car.
Bruce Wayne: He boosted the Jag?
Alfred Pennyworth: Not the Jaguar. The other car.
Bruce Wayne: The Bentley?
Alfred Pennyworth: No, sir. The *other* car.”

bill-teds-keanu_lBill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
How old were we when it came out?: 8, although we didn’t watch it until it was on TV when we were fourteen or fifteen
Why were we obsessed?: There was so much adventure, plus Bill and Ted’s particular stupidity was just too funny.
Uncool fact: I think there is a home video somewhere of me mimicking Napoleon’s bowling rant.
How many times did we watch it?: It was a sleepover staple
Do I still love it now? Nowhere near as much as I did then but I can still laugh at Bill and Ted.
“Bill: He’s dead?
Mr. Ryan: So, Bill, what you’re telling me, essentially, is that Napoleon was a short dead dude.
Bill: Well, yeah.
Ted: You totally blew it, dude.
Mr. Ryan: Ted, stand up.
Ted: Stand up?
Mr. Ryan: Yes, son. Stand up.
[Ted stands]
Mr. Ryan: Now, who was Joan of Arc?
Ted: …Noah’s wife?
DAZED--CONFUSED--006Dazed and Confused (1993)
Starring: Jason London, Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane
How old were we when it came out?: I was 12, Bron was 13 but this is another one we first watched on TV a few years after it came out
Why were we obsessed?: We loved the 70’s soundtrack and the rampant drug use was really taboo to us at that stage. It was also endlessly quotable.
Uncool fact: Our recorded off the telly version of this was missing the last five minutes so we didn’t know how it ended for years. We also use to smoke imaginary joints while quoting Slater at each other.
How many times did we watch it?: About once a week for six months
Do I still love it?: Hells yeah! It’s a classic.
“Slater: Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There’s some spooky shit goin’ on there. And it’s green too.”

encino-manEncino Man (1992)
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Sean Astin
How old were we when it came out: 12
Why were we obsessed: Well there was some seri0us crushing on Brendan Fraser and we thought Pauly Shore was ridiculously funny. Also having no knowledge of the late 80’s Cali scene we thought they were speaking another language.
Uncool fact: Encino Man was released as California Man in South Africa because they realised no one would know where or what Encino was
How many times did we watch it? So many times we could quote it from memory
Do I still love it?: I watched it again with Bron when we were sanding her bar 4 years ago and it still made me laugh
“Stoney: I’m not a geek, I’m a unique weasel.

CRULINTEN-CTIT-CT-3493Cruel Intentions (1999)
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillipe, Sarah Michelle Gellar
How old were we when it came out?: 18
Why were we obsessed?: It was so racy. We were scandalised and excited. (And yes, we had a very sheltered upbringing)
How many times did we watch it?: Enough
Do I still love it?: Yup, still have a copy in my DVD collection
“Sebastian: My, what an adorable shirt you’re wearing!
Cecile Caldwell: Thanks, my dad took me on a trip to Australia.
Sebastian: And how are things down under?
[looks up her skirt]
Sebastian: Blossoming, I hope.
SchoolTiesSchool Ties (1992)
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O’Donnell, Ben Affleck
How old were we when it came out?: I was 11, Bron was 12 but we only watched it when it was on TV when we were a little older
Why were we obsessed: Look at the cast, it’s a teenage girl’s dream! Also the whole secretive element about David Greene’s identity was fascinating.
How many times did we watch it?: There was one summer where we took turns possessing Bron’s recorded off TV copy for repeat watchings
Do I still love it?: I haven’t seen it in years but I see it’s on Netflix so I might very well revisit it
“Dr. Bartram: You people are very… determined, aren’t you?
David Green: Sometimes we have to be, sir.
WW1Wayne’s World (1992)
Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
How old were we when it came out?: According to the release date, 11 but I don’t think it made it to South Africa until we were about 13
Why were we obsessed: We could basically speak to each other in Wayne’s World quotes and no one understood us
Uncool fact: Lauren, Bronwyn’s cousin, and I used to do a full interpretive dance of Bohemian Rhapsody on request
How many times did we watch it?: Hundreds
Do I still love it?: Of course… it’s Wayne’s World
“Wayne Campbell: All I have to say about that is “asphinctersayswhat”.
Noah Vanderhoff: What?
Wayne Campbell: Exactly.”
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Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
Starring: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken
How old were we when it came out?: 13
Why were we obsessed: Well it was more of the same and also… Aerosmith, who we loved when we were in our teens
How many times did we watch it?: We often marathoned it with Wayne’s World
Do I still love it?: Of course. The bit where Del talks about how he got Ozzy’s M&M’s is one of my all time favourite movie moments
“Garth: How can you sleep like that?
Del Preston: Listen, sonny Jim. Sleeping like this will add ten years to your life. I learned it from Keith Richards when I toured with the Stones. This may be the reason why Keith cannot be killed by conventional weapons.

10things10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Starring: Heath Ledger, Julia Styles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
How old were we when it came out?: 18
Why were we obsessed?: Umm, Heath Ledger. Also the kickass female leads and the awesome soundtrack
How many times did we watch it?: At least twice in theatres… and I still watch it a couple of times a year… every year
Do I still love it?: It’s one of my favourite movies of all time
“Walter Stratford: Hello, Katarina. Make anyone cry today?
Kat Stratford: Sadly, no. But it’s only 4:30.

madloveMad Love (1995)
Starring: Chris O’Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard
Hold old were we when it came out: 14
Why were we obsessed?: More Chris O’Donnell. I also worry that we might have identified slightly with Drew Barrymore’s mental character
How many times did we watch it?: Quite a few
Do I still love it?: I haven’t seen it in years and I get the feeling that I’d probably find it a bit ridiculous now
“Casey: I don’t want to be sick anymore, okay?
Matt: You don’t have to.
Casey: I don’t want to live like this!
Matt: You don’t have to!
Casey: They’ll lock me up.
Matt: No… no, I’m not gonna let ’em… alright? But you can’t do this yourself. Neither can I… I tried, okay? I can’t do it.
Casey: Well then go… if it’s too much for you to handle.
Matt: I can handle it, alright? I mean I’m here, aren’t I? I’m here right now! I’m not leaving!

My top 10 iconic movie tattoos

Being someone with quite a few tattoos I am a big fan of their rather unique art form and fascinated by the different and very personal meanings they have for the people who choose to get inked. In cinema tattoos are used for a variety of reasons, most often to demonstrate that a character is particularly tough or has a “chequered” past. This is probably why it’s (unfortunately) actually quite rare for Hollywood to portray female characters with tattoos, making my list a bit male heavy. Most of these are not the most beautiful tattoos out there but they definitely made the characters wearing them and the films they appeared in that much more interesting.

39cCharacter: Derek Vinyard
Played by: Edward Norton
Film: American History X (1998)
Tattoo placement: Arms and chest
Tattoo style: White supremacist/Nazi
Meaning: In American History X Derek’s tattoos are a representation of his history. They are a physical manifestation of the man he used to be and a past that he cannot shake no matter how much he has changed.
“Danny Vinyard: I’m sorry, Derek. I’m sorry that happened to you.
Derek Vinyard: I’m not. I’m lucky. I feel lucky because it’s wrong, Danny. It’s wrong and it was eating me up, it was going to kill me. And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? It was because I was pissed off, and nothing I ever did ever took that feeling away. I killed two guys, Danny, I killed them. And it didn’t make me feel any different. It just got me more lost and I’m tired of being pissed off, Danny. I’m just tired of it.”

the-place-beyond-the-pines-Derek-Cianfrance-ryan-gosling-bradley-cooper-eva-mendes-film-review-shelf-heroesCharacter: Luke
Played by: Ryan Gosling
Film: The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
Tattoo placement: Everywhere
Tattoo style: Eclectic
Meaning: Luke’s tattoos serve to act as a symbol of his impulsiveness and his reckless disregard for the future, in particular his face tattoo. They also act as a kind of map of his past.
“Luke: He’s my son and I should be around him. I wasn’t around my Dad and look at the fuckin’ way I turned out.

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Character: Mallory Knox
Played by: Juliette Lewis
Film: Natural Born Killers (1994)
Tattoo placement: Belly
Tattoo style: Scorpion
Meaning: Mallory’s tattoo symbolises the fact that she is wild and reckless. The scorpion also shows that she has a sting in her tail. Like a scorpion she is small and seemingly fragile but also deadly.
“[after beating the hell out of the guy at the diner]
Mallory: How sexy am I now, huh? Flirty boy! How sexy am I now?”

mementoCharacter: Leonard Shelby
Played by: Guy Pearce
Film: Memento (2000)
Tattoo placement: Arms and torso
Tattoo style: Script
Meaning: With no short term memory Leonard tattoos the facts he learns each day onto his body in his quest to find the man who killed his wife.
“Natalie: But even if you get revenge you’re not gonna remember it. You’re not even going to know that it happened.
Leonard Shelby: My wife deserves vengeance. Doesn’t make a difference whether I know about it. Just because there are things I don’t remember doesn’t make my actions meaningless. The world doesn’t just disappear when you close your eyes, does it? Anyway, maybe I’ll take a photograph to remind myself, get another freaky tattoo.

Lisbeth SalanderCharacter: Lisbeth Salander
Played by: Noomi Rapace/Rooney Mara
Films: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2009), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Tattoo placement:  Back
Tattoo style: Asian dragon
Meaning: Although Lisbeth’s tattoo is never explained it seems to be a symbol of the anger she holds inside herself and also her desire for strength and empowerment in her life.
“Lisbeth Salander: If you touch me I’ll more than alarm you.

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Character: Seth Gecko
Played by: George ClooneyFilm: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Tattoo placement: Arm, neck and chest
Tattoo style: Tribal
Meaning: The size of Seth’s tattoo is revealed slowly throughout the film, just like the revelation that all is not right at the Titty Twister. It also singles him out as a leader with the right credentials to fight off a horde of vampires.
“Seth: Fight now, cry later.”

Eastern_Promises_TattoosCharacter: Nikolai Luhzin
Played by: Viggo Mortensen
Film: Eastern Promises (2007)
Tattoo placement: Hands, arms and torso
Tattoo style: Russian prison
Meaning: As an undercover cop, Nikolai’s tattoos are part of his cover, telling the story of the crimes he has supposedly committed.
“Nikolai Luzhin: [referring to Soyka] Okay. Now I’m going to do his teeth and cut off his fingers. You might want to leave room.
[Nikolai motions for Azim to go away, and then puts out his cigarette on his tongue] “

cape_fear_robert_deniroCharacter: Max Cady
Played by: Robert De Niro
Film: Cape Fear (1991)
Tattoo placement: Arms and torso
Tattoo theme: Justice
Meaning: Max is obsessed with vengeance and the man he believes ruined his life. His tattoos are a visual manifestation of his message to the world.
“Max Cady: I ain’t no white trash piece of shit. I’m better than you all! I can out-learn you. I can out-read you. I can out-think you. And I can out-philosophize you. And I’m gonna outlast you. You think a couple whacks to my guts is gonna get me down? It’s gonna take a hell of a lot more than that, Counselor, to prove you’re better than me!”

brad-pitt-snatchCharacter: Mickey O’Neill
Played by: Brad Pitt
Film: Snatch (2000)
Tattoo placement: Arms and torso
Tattoo style: Gypsy
Meaning: Mickey’s tattoos are part of his tough guy persona but also a representation of his culture.
“Mickey: Good dags. D’ya like dags?
Tommy: Dags?
Mickey: What?
Mrs. O’Neil: Yeah, dags.
Tommy: Oh, dogs. Sure, I like dags. I like caravans more.”

alpha_10Character: Frankie Ballenbacher
Played by: Justin Timberlake
Film: Alpha Dog (2006)
Tattoo placement: Arms and torso
Tattoo style: Asian/gangster
Meaning: Frankie is a spoiled rich boy playing at being a tough guy and so his patchwork of tattoos is part of the persona he has created for himself. The fact that the tattoos appear to be inauthentic and cliched are just part of the fact that Frankie is play acting his Hollywoodised fantasy of being in a gang.
“Frankie Ballenbacher: [to Johnny] Let’s just grease the kid. That it’s taken care of and we’re not running around here like a bunch of fuckin’ chinamen!”

My top 10 movie moustaches

As many of you will know, November is the month of moustaches as Movember enters its tenth year.  For those who don’t know about Movember, it’s a worldwide campaign where men choose to grow a moustache throughout the month of November in order to raise funds to towards the treatment and research of health issues that affect men including testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health.

It’s a spectacular cause and an awesome campaign and I know several gentlemen who will be participating this year, including Mr Osbiston. If you would like to sponsor our team you can do so here. In the meantime, here are my top 10 movie moustaches to give you some inspiration!

which-film-characters-are-the-25-biggest-movember-badasses-488344561-nov-14-2012-1-600x400Character: Jules Winnfield
Film: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Played by: Samuel L. Jackson
Moustache type: Trucker
“Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”

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Character: Pat Healy
Film: There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Played by: Matt Dillon
Moustache type: The Regent
“Pat Healy: Really, it’s only a side thing for my true passion.
Mary: And what’s that?
Pat Healy: I work with retards.
Mary: Isn’t that a little politically incorrect?
Pat Healy: Yeah, maybe, but hell, no one’s gonna tell me who I can and can’t work with.

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Character: Gomez Addams
Film: The Addams Family (1991) & Addams Family Values (1993)
Played by: Raul Julia
Moustache type: After Eight
“Morticia: Gomez.
Gomez: Querida?
Morticia: Last night you were unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me. Do it again!

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Character: The Man in Black
Film: The Princess Bride (1987)
Played by: Cary Elwes
Moustach type: Wispy
“Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Man in Black: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know…
Man in Black: Get used to disappointment.
Inigo Montoya: ‘kay.”

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Character: Machete Cortez
Film: Machete (2010) & Machete Kills (2013)
Played by: Danny Trejo
Moustache type: The Rock Star
“Federale Officer: You’re the boss.
Machete: No.
[Pulls out machete]
Machete: This is the boss.

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Character: Lars Lindstrom
Film: Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Played by: Ryan Gosling
Moustache type: Undercover Brother
“Lars Lindstrom: [to Bianca, after she is given flowers] Those are nice, huh? And they’re not real, so they’ll last forever.

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Character: H.I. McDunnough
Film: Raising Arizona (1988)
Played by: Nicolas Cage
Moustache type: Undercover Brother
“H.I.: [voiceover] My name is H.I. McDonnaugh. Call me Hi.”

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Character: Ron Burgundy
Film: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Starring: Will Ferrell
Moustache type: Boxcar
“Veronica Corningstone: For the entire Channel 4 news team, I’m Veronica Corningstone.
Ron Burgundy: And I’m Ron Burgundy. Go fuck yourself, San Diego.”

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Character: Borat
Film: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen
Moustache type: The Business Man
“Borat: Jak sie masz? My name-a Borat. I like you. I like sex. Is nice!

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Character: Charles Bronson
Film: Bronson (2008)
Played by: Tom Hardy
Moustache type: Connoisseur
“Charles Bronson: You don’t want to be trapped inside with me sunshine. Inside, I’m somebody nobody wants to fuck with do you understand? I am Charlie Bronson, I am Britain’s most violent prisoner.

My top 10 movies that scare me

Since today is Halloween I couldn’t think of a better top 10 than the movies that over the years have scared the bejesus out of me.

the-birds_2105331iThe Birds (1963)
Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
What happens: Birds suddenly and inexplicably start attacking people in massive flocks
Creepiest moment: When the children are singing at the school and the birds slowly but surely amass
“Mother in Diner: [to Melanie] Why are they doing this? Why are they doing this? They said when you got here the whole thing started. Who are you? What are you? Where did you come from? I think you’re the cause of all of this. I think you’re evil. EVIL! “
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What happens: After a husband agrees to swap his wife’s stillborn baby for a healthy newborn he slowly comes to discover that the child is the Antichrist.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
Creepiest moment:  When Damien’s nanny kills herself at his birthday party and he smiles because it’s the first time we really know he is evil.
“Robert Thorn: If there were anything wrong, you’d tell me, wouldn’t you?
Kathy Thorn: Wrong? What could be wrong with our child, Robert? We’re the beautiful people, aren’t we?

seven1Se7en (1995)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow
What happens: Two detectives attempt to track down a serial killer who is picking off his victims according to the seven deadly sins
Creepiest moment: When the guy who has been tied up with no food for a year revives himself. Proper jump out of your seat stuff.”David Mills: What’s in the box?”

ring_8The Ring (2002)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson
What happens: Strange things start happening to a journalist investigating a video tape that seems to be killing people seven days after they’ve watched it.
Creepiest moment: When Samara climbs out of the TV. Getting goosebumps just thinking about it.
“Rachel Keller: Honey, the house you drew for me…
Aidan Keller: Uh huh.
Rachel Keller: Where did you see it? Did you see it in your head? Is that why you drew it?
Aidan Keller: In my head?
Rachel Keller: Aidan, why did you draw that house?
Aidan Keller: ‘Cause she told me to.
Rachel Keller: Who? Who told you to?
Aidan Keller: The little girl.
Rachel Keller: She talks to you?
Aidan Keller: No, she shows me things.
Rachel Keller: Did she show you the horses?
Aidan Keller: She doesn’t like it in the barn. The horses keep her up at night.
Rachel Keller: So she still lives there?
Aidan Keller: No, she lives in a dark place now.

panslabyrinthPan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
What happens: A young girl obsessed with fairy tales escapes her family troubles by entering a secret world where she must complete three gruesome tasks.
Creepiest moment: Everything involving the dude with the eyes on his hands.
“Ofelia: My name is Ofelia. Who are you?
Pan: Me? I’ve had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am… I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.”

EventHorizon_2Event Horizon (1997)
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
What happens: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared and then reappeared and discovered that it might have come back a little bit possessed.
Creepiest moment: I had nightmares about the woman with no eyes for weeks after this one.
“Miller: Oh. My. God. What happened to your eyes?
Dr. Weir: Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see.
Miller: What are you talking about?
Dr. Weir: I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she’s gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure… evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back… she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn’t she beautiful?
Miller: Your “beautiful” ship killed its crew, Doctor.
Dr. Weir: Well… now she has another crew. Now she has us.”

day_286__film_still_study___poltergeist_by_cryptid_creations-d6kok4tPoltergeist (1982)
Starring: JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
What happens: A family’s house is haunted by ghosts who seem to be obsessed with their young daughter.
Creepiest moment: The clown doll under Carole Anne’s bed.
“Diane: You were saying about poltergeists.
Dr. Lesh: Poltergeists are usually associated with an individual. Hauntings seem to be connected with an area. A house usually.
Marty: Poltergeist disturbances are of a fairly short duration. Perhaps a couple of months. Hauntings can go on for years.
Diane: Are you telling me that all of this could just suddenly end at any time?
Dr. Lesh: Yes, it could. Unless it’s a haunting. But hauntings don’t usually revolve around living people.
Diane: Then we don’t have much time, Dr. Lesh, because my daughter is alive somewhere inside this house.”

clip_image001_0001The Exorcist (1973)
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
What happens: When a teenage girl is possessed her mother calls on the help of priests to try and get her daughter back
Creepiest moment: When Regan comes down the stairs bent over backwards
“Chris MacNeil: You show me Regan’s double, same face, same voice, everything. And I’d know it wasn’t Regan. I’d know in my gut. And I’m telling you that ‘thing’ upstairs isn’t my daughter. Now, I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there’s nothing wrong with my daughter, except in her mind. You tell me for a fact that an exorcism wouldn’t do any good. You tell me that! “

a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984-movie-still-robert-englund-as-freddy-krugerA Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
What happens: The ghost of a child murderer stalks the nightmares of the children of the people who killed him.
Creepiest moment: When Glen gets sucked into his bed and explodes out in a volcano of blood.
“Dr. King: [At the sleep clinic, referring to the monitor’s brainwave display] A nightmare now would be plus or minus five or six. She’s about three.
Marge: [Nancy begins twitching, as you hear Freddy’s knives] Doctor, what’s she doing now? Is she asleep or awake?
Dr. King: [the monitor’s number quickly increases to 30]
[Shaking his head in disbelief]
Dr. King: Something’s wrong. It never gets this high! “

28-days-later-645-7528 Days Later (2002)
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
What happens: A mysterious virus sweeps through the UK turning everyone into rampaging high speed zombies
Creepiest moment: The early scenes of a completely abandoned London
Selena: It started as rioting. But right from the beginning you knew this was different. Because it was happening in small villages, market towns. And then it wasn’t on the TV any more. It was in the street outside. It was coming in through your windows. It was a virus. An infection. You didn’t need a doctor to tell you that. It was the blood. It was something in the blood. By the time they tried to evacuate the cities it was already too late. Army blockades were overrun. And that’s when the exodus started. Before the TV and radio stopped broadcasting there were reports of infection in Paris and New York. We didn’t hear anything more after that.”

My top 10 movie geeks, nerds and dorks

It is a great comfort to those of us that are less than cool (and that’s probably most recreational bloggers… why would we be writing all these obsessive little posts otherwise) that the movies aren’t always totally focused on jocks, stoner slackers and superheroes. We need some non-mainstream, very slightly obsessive characters to keep things real and to kick some ass, with their brains. With that in mind I bring you my top ten movie geeks, nerds and dorks. Please see below from Great White Snark, for those who don’t know the difference.

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Scott Pilgrim
Played by: Michael Cera
Film: Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)
Obsessions: Music, video games, Ramona Flowers
Geek, nerd or dork: Geek
Scott Pilgrim: When I’m around you, I kind of feel like I’m on drugs. Not that I do drugs. Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time. All of them.”

McLovinFogell AKA McLovin
Played by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Film: Superbad (2007)
Obsessions: “The ladies”, his fake ID
Geek, nerd or dork: Dork
“Evan: [examining the fake ID] Hawaii. All right, that’s good. That’s hard to trace, I guess. Wait… you changed your name to… McLovin?
Fogell: Yeah.
Evan: McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer?
Fogell: Naw, they let you pick any name you want when you get down there.
Seth: And you landed on McLovin…
Fogell: Yeah. It was between that or Muhammed.
Seth: Why the FUCK would it be between THAT or Muhammed? Why don’t you just pick a common name like a normal person?
Fogell: Muhammed is the most commonly used name on Earth. Read a fucking book for once.
Evan: Fogell, have you actually ever met anyone named Muhammed?
Fogell: Have YOU actually ever met anyone named McLovin?”

lisbethLisbeth Salander
Played by: Noomi Rapace/Rooney Mara
Films: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2009), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Obsessions: The Internet, security, revenge, data
Geek, nerd or dork: Nerd
Mikael Blomkvist: What are you doing?
Lisbeth Salander: Reading your notes.
Mikael Blomkvist: They’re encrypted!
Lisbeth Salander: [Looks up at him] Please.

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Played by: David Krumholtz
Film: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Obsessions: His moped, Lord of the Dance, getting the best of Bogie Lowenstein
Geek, nerd or dork: Nerd
“Michael: Sweet love, renew thy force.
Patrick: Hey! Don’t say shit like that to me. People can hear you. “

hermione-granger-in-hp-and-the-sorcerer-s-stone-hermione-granger-13574341-960-540Hermione Granger
Played by: Emma Watson
Films: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Obsessions: Exams
Geek, nerd or dork: Geek
“Hermione: Look at you playing with your cards. Pathetic! We’ve got final exams coming up soon.
Ron: I’m ready! Ask me any question.
Hermione: All right, what are the three most crucial ingredients in a Forgetfulness Potion?
Ron: I forgot.
Hermione: And what, may I ask, do you plan to do if this comes up in the final exam?
Ron: Copy off you?
Hermione: No, you won’t! Besides, according to Professor McGonagall, we’re to be given special quills bewitched with an anti-cheating spell.
Ron: That’s insulting! It’s as if they don’t trust us!”
dj_qualls_mia_amber_davis_road_trip_001Kyle Edwards
Played by: DJ Qualls
Film: Road Trip (2000)
Obsessions: Larger ladies, hip hop music… his dog
Geek, nerd or dork: Dork
“Kyle: It’s not cheating if you spread peanut butter on your balls and let your dog lick it off.
[Josh, Rubin and E.L. are understandably repulsed]
Kyle: Because it’s your dog.
Rubin: Jesus Christ!
Kyle: You know, because it’s YOUR dog, get it?
Rubin: Yeah, we’ve got it. “

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Played by: Anthony Michael Hall
Film: Sixteen Candles (1984)
Obsessions: Samantha Baker
Geek, nerd or dork: Geek
“The Geek: This information cannot leave this room. Okay? It would devastate my reputation as a dude.
Samantha: No problem.
The Geek: I’ve never bagged a babe. I’m not a stud.”

3833-caowenChuck Sherman AKA The Sherminator
Played by: Chris Owen
Film: American Pie (1999)
Obsessions: The Terminator films, losing his virginity
Geek, nerd or dork: Dork
“Chuck Sherman: I’m a sophisticated sex robot, sent back in time to change the future for one lucky lady. “

8Dr Emmett Brown
Played by: Christopher Lloyd
Films: Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1999)
Obsessions: Time travel
Geek, nerd or dork: Nerd
“Dr. Emmett Brown: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit. “

My top 10 movies for kids

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not a great one for kids’ movies. I don’t like the cheesy happy endings, the lousy way the female characters are dealt with (for the most part) or the heavy handed morals and I particularly don’t like Disney… however… I do have exceptions, and these are them. (Please note for this blog I am focusing on films predominantly made for preteen audiences, which is why things like Harry Potter haven’t been included.)

alice-with-caterpillar-2Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Starring (voices): Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn
Why?: It’s like one giant acid trip, which really captures the essence of the novel (let’s just pretend it wasn’t written by a a dodgy older man for the underage object of his affection).
Best character: The Cheshire Cat
“Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I’d ask the Mad Hatter
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no…
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I’ll see him…
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he’s mad, too.
Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. Most everyone’s mad here.
[laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I’m not all there myself.”

snowflakeThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Starring (voices): Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
Why?: Because it’s really creepy and dark and kids love dark, creepy stuff. They’re macabre little buggers.
Best characters: Lock, Shock and Barrel
“Santa: [from in the bag] Me on vacation? On Christmas Eve?
Barrel: Where are we taking him?
Shock: Where?
Lock: [removes his mask] to Oogie Boogie, of course. There’s no where in the whole world more comfortable than *that*. And Jack *said* to make him comfortable, didn’t he?
Barrel, Shock: Yes, he did.
Santa: Haven’t you heard of peace on earth, and goodwill towards men?
Barrel: NO!”

my-neighbor-totoro1My Neighbour Tortoro (1998)
Starring (voices): Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa
Why?: Because it brings the imaginary friends so common to small children to life.
Best character: Catbus!
“Mei Kusakabe: To-to-ro? You’re Totoro!… I bet you’re Totoro…

Matilda-matilda-4452227-640-480Matilda (1996)
Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidz
Why?: it’s a great intepretation of a great story, plus it glorifies reading which is always a good thing.
Best character: Mrs Trunchbull
“Harry Wormwood: A book? What do you want a book for?
Matilda: To read.
Harry Wormwood: To read? Why would you want to read when you got the television set sitting right in front of you? There’s nothing you can get from a book that you can’t get from a television faster.

How to Train Your Dragon movie imageHow To Train Your Dragon (2010)
Starring (voices): Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Why?: Because it’s really funny and it has a lot of heart
Best character: Snotlout
“Snotlout: Watch out babe, I’ll take care of this.
[Throws weapon at Deadly Nadder but misses; Astrid glares at him]
Snotlout: The *sun* was in my eyes, Astrid! What do you want me to do, block out the sun? I can do that, but I don’t have the time right now!

Horton-hears-a-who-pics-horton-hears-a-who-19717311-1109-529Horton Hears a Who (2008)
Starring (voices): Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett
Why?: Because music saves the day and because Jim Carrey is perfect as the utterly silly Horton
Best character: Katie
“Katie: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.”

despicable_me_1Despicable Me (2010)
Starring (voices): Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Why?: Every little detail is just perfect. I have seen it countless times and it still cracks me up.
Best character: Agnes
“Agnes: [singing] Unicorns, I love them. Unicorns, I love them. Uni uni unicorns, I love them. Uni unicorns, I could pet one if they were really real. And they are! So I bought one so I could pet it. Now it loves me, now I love it. La lala la la…

despicable-me-2-paradiseDespicable Me 2 (2013)
Starring (voices): Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Why?: As funny, if not more funny, than the first one. Also more Minions and god knows I love Minions!
“Best character: Minions
Silas: I am the league’s director, Silas Ramsbottom.
Minion: [giggles] Bottom.
[laughs]
Silas: Hilarious”

booMonsters Inc (2001)
Starring (voices): Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs
Why?: The idea of seeing behind the scenes of the “monsters” under children’s beds is genius.
Best character: Boo
“Sulley: Mike, this isn’t Boo’s door.

Mike: Boo? What’s Boo?
Sulley: That’s… what I decided to call her. Is there a problem?
Mike: Sulley, you’re not supposed to name it. Once you name it, you start getting attached to it. Now put that thing back where it came from or so help me…
[Mike pauses, realizing that they suddenly have the attention of the entire scare floor]
Mike: Oh, hey. We’re rehearsing a – a scene for the upcoming company play called uh, Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me. It’s a musical.
[singing]
Mike: Put that thing back where it came from or so help me… so help me, so help me and cut. We’re still working on it, it’s a work in progress but, hey, we need ushers.”

673952-finding_nemo1Finding Nemo (2003)
Starring (voices): Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Why?: It’s like an aquarium come to life… and I love an aquarium.
Best character: Dory
“Dory: [about the humpback whale] Maybe he only speaks whale.
[slowly and deeply, imitating the whale]
Dory: Mooo… Weeee neeeed…
Marlin: Dory?
Dory: …tooo fiiind hiiis sooon.
Marlin: What are you doing? Are you sure you speak whale?
Dory: Caaaan yoooou giive uuuus direeeeectioooons?
Marlin: Dory! Heaven knows what you’re saying! See, he’s swimming away.
Dory: Cooome baaaaack.
Marlin: He’s not coming back. You offended him.
Dory: Maybe a different dialect. Mmmmoooooowaaaaah…

My top 10 kids in movies

The saying goes, never work with animals or children… but every now and then it’s the kid in the film that completely steals the show. These are my favourite pint-sized scene stealers.

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Played by: Thomas Turgoose
Film: This is England (2006)
Age: 11
“Get me… ‘undred fags, two bottles of wine, a bottle of whisky, and ten cans of lager now.”

the-sixth-sense-10991Cole Sear
Played by: Hayley Joel Osment
Film: The Sixth Sense (1999)
Age: 8
“I see dead people.”

MSDMATI EC010Matilda
Played by: Mara Wilson
Film: Matilda (1996)
Age: 6
“No more Miss Nice Girl!”

LittleMissSunshineOlive Hoover
Played by: Abigail Breslin
Film: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Age: 7
“I’d like to dedicate this to my grandpa, who showed me these moves.”

jonathan-lipnicki-jerry-maguire-paramountRay Boyd
Played by: Jonathan Lipnicki
Film: Jerry Maguire (1996)
Age: 5
“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?”

hit-girl-kick-ass--movie-88Hit Girl
Played by: Chloe Moretz
Film: Kick Ass (2010)
Age: 11
“Okay you cunts… Let’s see what you can do now!”

claudiaClaudia
Played by: Kirsten Dunst
Film: Interview with a Vampire (1994)
Age: Forever 6
“It’s time we were on our way. I’m hungry, and the city awaits.”

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Played by: Quvenzhané Wallis
Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Age: 6
“I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right.”

About A BoyMarcus Brewer
Played by: Nicholas Hoult
Film: About A Boy (2002)
Age: 12
“I think I killed a duck.”

The-Bicycle-ThievesBruno Ricci
Played by: Enzo Staiola
Film: The Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Age: 8