Audiences have always latched on to certain lines from films and incorporated them into the everyday lexicon. “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” May the Force be with you,” and “I’ll be back,” are a few that spring to mind immediately. When I was in college the big catchphrase was “You screwed the pooch.” But I really don’t get the popularity of “I drink your milkshake!” I’ve been hearing that pop up all over the place, especially among sports announcers. Why? It is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. “I drink your milkshake!” is supposed to be a major insult? I understand in the movie that it was just one in a multitude of verbal abuses the main character inflicted on his son, and looked at in that context I’m more perplexed than ever how this got picked up as phrase to utter when someone gets the best of someone else in a sports competition.
February 29, 2008
February 27, 2008
I am simply amazed at who was left out of the Oscar Memorial Montage this year. Namely Darren McGavin, one of the most respected actors in the biz. When McGavin wasn’t included last year I thought that he death was just little too close to the cut off date. But this year they not only didn’t give him a quick little still shot with his name, they used an unidentified clip of him from A Christmas Story (1983) as part of the tribute to the passing of Director Bob Clarke. Yet they had time to pay tribute to several studio execs, and a couple of high profile agents. Agents? Yes that’s right, the Academy listed several agents in their tribute. There is something screwed up here when Jack Valenti, who used to head up the MPAA gets a loving tribute, Lord knows why considering the dictatorial strangle hold he had on the industry with the screwed up contradictory rulings made by the ratings board, and someone as beloved as Don Knotts is no where to be seen. It is great that Heath Ledger was included. But why not Brad Renfro, when they both died within the same time period? All I can say is don’t be surprised if Roy Scheider is no where to be found during that segment next year.
February 25, 2008
Looking over my results, I have to say I didn’t do too bad. Out of the fifteen categories I made predictions on I got ten right. I correctly predicted picture, director, actor, supporting actor, animated feature, costume, make up, both writing categories, and score. I screwed up on actress, supporting actress, documentary, song and special effects. The only one I’m kicking myself on is the documentary pick. I should have known that a documentary about soldiers torturing prisoners in Iraq would garner more attention from Hollywood than one on how screwed up our health care system is. Maybe next year I’ll get better.