Category Archives: News

Welcome back, Twinkies.

Our long, national nightmare is over. You were missed. My only regret is aren’t more movies that have celebrated your delicious, non-nutritious glory. Thanks, Ghostbusters, Zombieland and the Die Hards:

10) “Take the Twinkie out of your mouth and grab a pencil, will ya?”
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder

9) “I want my Twinkies, Janice Avery!” – Bridge to Terabithita

8) “Sno-Balls? Sno-Balls? Sno Balls? Where’s the f*cking Twinkies? …Oh, this Twinkie thing, it ain’t over.”
-Zombieland

7) “Twinkie. You don’t need ‘em. You don’t need ‘em. You do need a Yodel, though.” – “Click”

6) “You haven’t really been taking care of yourself. I can’t remember the last time you exercised. And how many Twinkies have you had today?”
- You, Me and Dupree

5) “There’s a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, Life’s little Twinkie gauge is gonna go… empty.”
- Zombieland

4a) Dr. Egon Spengler: “Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s sample, it would be a Twinkie…thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.”
“That’s a big Twinkie” – Ghostbusters

4b)”Tell him about the Twinkie.”
“What about the Twinkie?”
-Ghostbusters

3) “Twinkies and wine? Oh, that’s real class, Jan.”
Grease

2) “Roy? Roy, you all right?”
“Just trying to fire down a 1,000-year-old Twinkie. What do they put in them?”
“Sugar-enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil… polysorbate 60… and yellow dye number five. Just everything a growing boy needs.”
- Die Hard

1) “Where are you, you spongy, yellow, delicious bastards?” – Zombieland

Guy is Crushed to Death Trying to Get His Phone Out of a Trash Compactor

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BDwOlaI0gAQ/UZPhyN60GXI/AAAAAAAAAzM/uh7SJp3fJVY/s320/dumpster-diving.jpg

IllinoisA Palatine man was crushed to death in a trash compactor as he searched for his missing cell phone, authorities said. Roger Mirro, 56, told a neighbor in his apartment complex around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that he may have dropped his phone down the garbage chute, authorities said. Mirro asked for a key to the trash room in the lower level parking garage, they said. Around 3 1/2 hours later, police got a call from Mirro’s wife saying he was missing, Deputy Police Chief Alan Stoeckel said in a statement. … officers searched the parking garage and the trash room, where they discovered a lock had been removed from the door. They saw a ladder propped up alongside the trash compactor and Mirro’s body inside it, police said. An autopsy determined Mirro died of crushing injuries caused by the compactor, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Stoeckel called the death “a terrible accident.”

You know what?  You can laugh at poor Roger Mirro and call this a Darwin Award winner all you want.  But

Read more ...

OJ Simpson Convinces the Parole Board He’s Rehabilitated. It’s Not Just a Made Up Word…

 

SourceO.J. Simpson has today been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday released an order approving the former NFL star’s parole request. But the order doesn’t mean Simpson will be leaving Lovelock Correctional Center anytime soon. Because he was convicted on multiple charges, the 66-year-old still faces at least four more years in prison on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.

Read more ...

Ice Ice Baby sung by the Movies… Just brilliant

If you have not had the pleasure of seeing this yet… do yourself a favor and watch it.

"Ice Ice Baby" Sung By the Movies

Lifetime Bereavement Award: Dennis Farina

http://www.indiewire.com/static/dims4/INDIEWIRE/1341cb8/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.indiewire.com%2Fimages%2Fuploads%2Fi%2FdennisfarinaMAIN.jpg


 

It’s with a sad heart that we report actor Dennis Farina is dead at the all-too-young age of 69.  From his first movie (Thief in 1981) to his last (Lucky Stiff, now filming) and the memorable ones in between like Get Shorty, Saving Private Ryan and Snatch, Farina stole every scene he was in.  In both his movies and his TV shows (“Law & Order”), he invariably played a cop or a crook, and always, always played the no-nonsense tough guy.

 

But for me, there’s one character and one movie I never stopped associating Dennis Farina with and never will: Ruthless mafia don Jimmy Serrano in Midnight Run.  One of the all time great gangsters in one of the all time great cop movies.  He was profane, menacing and hilarious, all at the same time.  So in tribute to this great actor in his best role, on behalf of the whole crew here at MovieQuoter, I present the best moments of Jimmy Serrano:

10. “Is this moron number one? Put moron number two on the phone.”

 

9. “I know Walsh.  He won’t take money from me.  He’s a very self-righteous type of guy.  It aggravates me.”

 

8. [To Jack Walsh] “I see you’re still spending all of your money on clothes.”

 

7. “You and that other dummy better start getting more personally involved in your work, or I’m gonna stab you through the heart with a fuckin’ pencil. Do you understand me?”

 

6. “Don’t say a word to me, Sidney, don’t say a fucking word to me. I’ll get up and I’ll bury this telephone in your head.”

 

5. “So we finally meet. I’m in the presence of greatness. “The Duke.” A man who robs from the scum of the earth and gives to the unfortunates of the world. I wanted to meet you face-to-face.”

 

4. “As soon as I get the discs from Walsh, you guys drop Walsh and then you drop the Duke. You understand? I get the discs, you drop them.”

 

 

3. “You know I was thinking, maybe if we’d done business way back when, you wouldn’t look like a guy with a fucking cup in your hand.”

 

2. “I stopped by here to tell you two things. Number one is that you’re going to die tonight. Number two, I’m going to go home, have a nice hot meal, then find your wife and I’m going to kill her too.” [Slaps The Duke across the face]

 

And finally, my personal favorite that I’ve at least once a week since I first saw Midnight Run in 1988:

 

1. “Sydney. Sit down. Relax. Make yourself a sandwich, drink a glass of milk… Do some fuckin’ thing!”

 

RIP, Dennis Farina. Godspeed. @JerryThornton1