O, God! – Greatest “O” Titled Movie!


George Burns in “O, God!” is a very special kind of movie. I doubt very many people reading this have seen it. It was released in 1977. I really couldn’t tell you when I saw this but I can tell you who I was with. My Grandmother and I watched this on TV one day. I’m sure it wasn’t planned out or anything. She likely saw it in TV guide, maybe half way through my Grandfather came in and we all watched. I’m sure from their perspective it was more like, oh how nice George Burns is still working… Kind of like when we see  an actor from the 80’s we liked do a guest appearance. The trailer is just sooooo out of date. When the sequels came around I went to the theater to see them too.

I watched this over the weekend, and while some of it was pretty outdated I don’t think the message was at all. IN short God decides to choose one person to help spread the word about him… As you can guess, people have trouble believing. At one point during the end he talks about how no one had a problem believing in the devil a few years back… referencing “The Exorcist”.

Oh, God! (movie poster).jpgIf you have never seen this give it a shot, I actually ended up starting to watch this on YouTube but switched over to renting it on Amazon after a few minutes… I kind of got sucked into it, I can’t really explain it.

Favorite Quotes – GOD – The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.

GOD – Tobacco was one of my big mistakes. Ostriches were a mistake. Silly looking things. Avocados, Made the pit too big.

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


It’s “N”, National Lampoon is part of the title… I have no Idea why. It’s is called, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. That’s today’s A to Z challenge letter… I feel silly doing it but, hey… them’s the rules I set forth when I started this thing.

Here is the scoop, I didn’t like the first two National Lampoons Vacation movies. I honestly can’t tell you what it is about this movie that make me like it either. I laugh though, every time I see it… and I’ve seen it every year and, around 300 times sitting in am ambulance break room with my friend Charlie. I sit, I watch, I laugh and it doesn’t matter that my Wife think’s I’m an idiot for watching it. She hates it having been sitting in the same room with Charlie and me for maybe 150 of those viewings. I like cousin Eddie, I think the Squirrel scene is great, and the Cat, and the lights. In fact I can recite the lines from beginning to end, I could play any role in this movie off book easily.

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If you have a favorite “N” Movie toss it in the comments, or even a favorite Christmas Movie. Let me leave you with a line… a rather famous one… One big long movie quote before you go.

 

Favorite Quote –  Clark – Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?

The Last Dragon – Sunday Bonus A to Z.


As I said on Friday I had to do an extra one for “L” since I just had to do this relatively unknown weird movie that my kids and I love. Well Everyone should Love it. Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon.

 

I loved the music  in this and it won a Golden Globe for “Rhythm Of the Night.” Also two Razzies for “The Last Dragon”, Which I personally Love and “7Th Heaven” which, ok ,fine… Razzie it is, doesn’t bother me to much.  The acting in the film is campy, the script is campy, the fight scenes, not to shabby. Put it all together and this has become one of those cult favorites, a guilty pleasure…

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So if you are looking for something fun to watch, some uncomplicated entertainment then Give this a shot.

Favorite Quote –  Sho-Nuff – “I said, Who is the Master”?

 

 

Multiplicity – M in the A to Z Challenge


Multiplicity starring Michael Keaton and Andy Macdowell is one of my all time favorite movies. Keaton did an amazing job playing multiple characters, but not really. The entire premise is hysterical and nothing but nothing makes me laugh harder than #4.

Doug just can’t seem to keep up with everything life throws him, the solution CLONES! yep, clones, slightly less perfect copies of the original. The interplay between Doug, his clones and his wife is just so hysterical to me . The different personalities of the clones, even playing off of each other amazes me I’m kind of chuckling to myself typing this. There is no CGI in this, it didn’t exist at the time this was all old school movie magic.

Favorite Quotes –  Doug #4 – Did you bring me a Monkey?

Almost everything Doug #4 did I found funny, I think I’m going to go throw this in the DVD player now before moving on to other things today… Break time!

Have a favorite “M” movie? Lets hear about it!

The Lion King – Who’s the Master!


This one is a bit different, I had some choices when It came to this particular letter on the A to Z Challenge. There were a total of three different movies on my list when I started that were chosen because of my kids. My Son had Chicken Little, as we already discussed and my younger daughter will be on the letter “P” when we get there… For this one though, it’s my oldest child’s movie. The one she watched in her swing for hours and hours… the one that wore out copies on VHS, three to be exact… The Lion King. She is 22 now, and I told her I was doing this and she said to me, “What about (Redacted movie title)” because… that’s  “L” too and lets be honest one is the King… but let me ask you “Who’s the Master”?

So I’m stuck, I decided this this Sunday will be a special “L” post with the above redacted title. So you will have to wait 🙂 Now onto Business… For your reviewing pleasure, I present!!!

 

Great music fantastic voices and a darn good story… Plus one of the hyenas has the same name as someone you all sort of know… Even if I am in pixelated form. I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t seen The Lion King. Like I said earlier we went through three copies of this on VHS because they wore out, thank goodness my wife and I both like Elton John, because this was never off for almost 3 years. I can sit and quote the entire movie to this day and it has been a good 15 years since I watched it. Right now I am humming the opening, except I change the words… stupid internet. (Pink Pajamas Penguins on the Bottom).

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Hard for me to pick a favorite quote for this one. I just kind of sang along and the dialogue sort of gets lost in my head. I checked around for quotes and couldn’t find something I really liked so Ill just keeping singing to myself.

Have a favorite? What is it? Is it (redacted movie title)

 

Kindergarten Cop – Arnold Surprises!


Kindergarten Cop was released in 1990 prior to that Arnold Schwarzenegger had been in a total of one comedy, Twins with Danny DeVito. Kindergarten Cop was his first Top Billing in a comedy and it sure was a surprise to me. It made the way for sequels, remakes and, copies with actors that were typically typecast in a role. Dolph Lundgren in Kindergarten cop II, Vin Diesel The Pacifier neither was as great of course and always make me want to go back to Kindergarten Cop.

That poor kid eating other peoples lunches… He’s not my favorite but that is one of my favorite scenes. Every scene with Linda Hunt just cracks me up, she was an amazing Principle. All of the kids were adorable and the interaction was just funny all around. I’m sure between takes Arnold was used as a Jungle Gym by all those kids.

It’s a fun movie, it will make you laugh especially if you only have seen action movies with Arnold as the star. If you like this Try Twins, Junior too but I liked that a lot less.

Favorite Quote – Kimble – I have a headache.

Kid – it might be a tumor.

Kimble – It’s not a tumor! It’s not a tumor. At all!

“K” Was a hard one in one sense, there are not a lot of films I enjoyed that start with this letter. K-Pax was interesting, Kill Bill… What’s your favorite?

I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)


Source: I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

 

I know it’s off the A to Z path for the month a bit, but… its worth a read especially considering we always, only, get whatever the media feels is the most sensational parts.