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Denis Darzacq takes pictures of people floating at the supermarket:
[The set up]
In “Tropic Thunder,” Ben Stiller plays a not-very-talented actor who has made a widely loathed movie called “Simple Jack” (explicitly a parody of Sean Penn’s “I Am Sam”) that failed ignominiously, failing to earn him the Oscar nomination he so desperately, transparently (and cynically) expected. “I Am Sam” and Penn are mentioned by name — as are the Oscar-winning performances by Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” and Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump.”
And yet, according to an article in Monday’s New York Times: “A coalition of disabilities groups is expected as early as Monday to call for a national boycott of the film ‘Tropic Thunder’ because of what the groups consider the movie’s open ridicule of the intellectually disabled.”
Perhaps, since boycott’s only increase attention paid to a film the coalition is feigning offense in order to drive up the box office numbers thereby expanding the effectiveness of the critique…
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1. “Whoa there, Montezuma.”
Use When: someone is overly aggressive with a nail gun.
2. Hang on there, Nemo.
Explanation: Overly Anxious.
Use When: someone is too gun-ho and is going to get hurt.
3. Over there, Pooh Bear.
Meaning: It’s right there, idiot.
Explanation: It’s right there, idiot.
Use When: It’s right there.
MRS. LOVETT: Seems a downright shame…
LOVETT: Seems an awful waste…Such a nice, plump frame /Wot’s ‘is name has…/Had…Has!/Nor it can’t be traced…Bus’ness needs a lift,/ Debts to be erased…Think of it as thrift,/ As a gift,/ If you get my drift!/ No?/
Seems an awful waste…I mean, with the price of meat/ What it is,/ When you get it,/ If you get it…
LOVETT: Good, you got it!/ Take, for instance, Mrs. Mooney and her pie shop!/ Bus’ness never better using only pussycats and toast!/ And a pussy’s good for maybe six or seven at the most!/ And I’m sure they can’t compare as far as taste!
TODD: Mrs. Lovett, what a charming notion
LOVETT: Well, it does seem a waste…
TODD: Eminently practical/ And yet appropriate as always!
LOVETT: It’s an idea…
TODD: Mrs. Lovett, how I’ve lived/ Without you all these years, I’ll never know!/ How delectable!/ Also undetectable!
LOVETT: Think about it!/ Lots of other gentlemen’ll/ Soon be comin’ for a shave,/ Won’t they?/ Think of/ All them/ Pies!
TODD: How choice!/ How/ Rare!/ For what’s the sound of the world out there?
LOVETT: What, Mr. Todd?/ What, Mr. Todd?/ What is that sound?
TODD: Those crunching noises pervading the air!
LOVETT: Yes, Mr. Todd!/ Yes, Mr. Todd!/ Yes, all around!
TODD: It’s man devouring man, my dear!
Mr. Rogers becomes a Clown.
Entertainment Weekly gives the New Movie Classics:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998 )
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988 )
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler’s List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998 )
23. Memento (2001)
24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988 )
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988 )
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)