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Why I Love Movies - Chapter III

Mar. 7, 2014by:

Why do I love movies? Well, that is a loaded question. How much time do you have? I could go into a long-winded diatribe about the art of film-making or the magic of the movies, but all of that has been said countless times before. Not every movie is a masterpiece, but every film has touched me in one way or another. Every other week, we will look at a handful of reasons why movies are so damn great..

CHAPTER III

I love movies...because of Donald Sutherland finding the dwarf in DON'T LOOK NOW

Because of the way Calvin Candie says "sonsabitches!"

Because of Jodie Foster in CANDLESHOE

Because of the shock ending of SLEEPAWAY CAMP

Because of Gene Hackman versus Lance Henriksen in THE QUICK AND THE DEAD

Because of THE CRIPPLED MASTERS and the fact it even exists

Because of the children in VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

Because of the opening monologue of DUNE

Because of the train sequence in THE LONE RANGER

Because of the cotton candy cocoons in KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE

Because of the trailer for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Because of the whistle at the end of PRISONERS

Because of Peter OToole playing the same king in BECKET and THE LION IN WINTER

Because of the commercial in HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

Because of the fake trailers in GRINDHOUSE

Because of Paul Newman eating hard boiled eggs in COOL HAND LUKE

Because of Roman Polanski's cameo in CHINATOWN

Because of Ewan McGregor singing Come What May in MOULIN ROUGE

Because of Heath Ledger and the pencil trick in THE DARK KNIGHT

Because of the Mila Kunis/Natalie Portman love scene in BLACK SWAN

Stay tuned every other week for more reasons Why I Love Movies! In the meantime, we WANT TO HEAR YOUR OWN REASONS below!!

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11:08AM on 03/10/2014

Love this column!

Why I love movies... (POTENTIAL SPOILERS - obviously)
Because of Vince Vaughn's monologue on why he doesn't want to date in Wedding Crashers
Because if Liam Neeson's daughter is Taken, he will find you - and he will kill you.
Because Goonies never say die!
Because of the first 10 minutes of UP
Because of Jim Carrey saying "Big gulps huh? Nice... Well see ya later!" & "Alllllllrighty then"
Because when those elevator doors open in the Departed and Leo gets blown away.
Because of Jennifer
Why I love movies... (POTENTIAL SPOILERS - obviously)
Because of Vince Vaughn's monologue on why he doesn't want to date in Wedding Crashers
Because if Liam Neeson's daughter is Taken, he will find you - and he will kill you.
Because Goonies never say die!
Because of the first 10 minutes of UP
Because of Jim Carrey saying "Big gulps huh? Nice... Well see ya later!" & "Alllllllrighty then"
Because when those elevator doors open in the Departed and Leo gets blown away.
Because of Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook (and that whole movie in general)
Because Indy shoots the swordsman.
Because of the Liam Neeson & Colin Firth story lines in Love Actually.
Because when they try to recruit Wolverine in First Class, he says "Fuck off"
Because of that car scene in Children of Men
Because ET will always be "riiiiiiiight here"
Because "once this baby hits 88 mph, you're gonna see some serious shit"
Because of the coconuts in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Because of the elevator scene in Drive
Because of "Brooks Was Here" in the Shawshank Redemption
Because "I want you to hit me, as hard as you can"
Because of the confession scene in American Psycho.
Because Norman wouldn't even harm a fly.
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11:15PM on 03/07/2014

I love movies...

There's no need to get snippy with Marge, she's just doing her job.
Because Clint Eastwood has always just sort of done his thing, and it usually works.
Because the Blake wasn't in the play of Glengarry Glen Ross
Because of that shot of seagulls in Jurassic Park as John Williams' music swells just before the final shot, and I know I have seen something special, again.
Because you can't deny that Bodhi and Johnny Utah really do love each other.
Because David Kujan knows there's something
There's no need to get snippy with Marge, she's just doing her job.
Because Clint Eastwood has always just sort of done his thing, and it usually works.
Because the Blake wasn't in the play of Glengarry Glen Ross
Because of that shot of seagulls in Jurassic Park as John Williams' music swells just before the final shot, and I know I have seen something special, again.
Because you can't deny that Bodhi and Johnny Utah really do love each other.
Because David Kujan knows there's something Verbal Kint's not telling him.
Because the first time we see Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West, we all think, "Jesus Christ, that's Henry Fonda!" And that's exactly why he was cast.
Because Ennio Morricone can compose a damn catchy score.
Because Sam Peckinpah knew how to film a shootout for maximum impact.
Because Wall-E has an old copy of Hello Dolly!
Because the Army of the 12 Monkeys did it!
Because Liam Neeson once fought for two days with an arrow through his testicle.
Because of not one but TWO Jeremy Irons performances in Dead Ringers.
Because when Travis Bickle calls to apologize to Betsy, even the camera is too embarrassed to look at him.
Because Dustin Hoffman is the last living survivor of Custer's Last Stand.
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9:05PM on 03/07/2014

WHY I LOVE MOVIES

Because of the end of BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
Because of brandon lee in THE CROW
because of 90s catch phrases - i'll be back!
because of how it feels to watch THE IRON GIANT as a full grown man
because of how it felt to run all the way home screaming the first time I watched a horror flick, and the realization the next morning that I wanted more.
because of FREDDY
Because of how i felt watching ARMY OF DARKNESS drunk and 15.
All these things and oh so much more... like finally seeing
Because of the end of BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
Because of brandon lee in THE CROW
because of 90s catch phrases - i'll be back!
because of how it feels to watch THE IRON GIANT as a full grown man
because of how it felt to run all the way home screaming the first time I watched a horror flick, and the realization the next morning that I wanted more.
because of FREDDY
Because of how i felt watching ARMY OF DARKNESS drunk and 15.
All these things and oh so much more... like finally seeing superman on the big screen, finally, MAN OF STEEL.
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6:50PM on 03/07/2014

Why i love movies!

Because of the first time Alan Grant see's a dinosaur in Jurassic Park.
Because of the first time Bruce Wayne says I'm Batman! both movies .
Because Neo knows Kung Fu!
Because of the first time Eddie Valiant has to go to Toon Town!
Because Bruce Lee in Anything !
Because of slow motion doves in John Woo movies
Because of Pixar
Because of Xenomorphs,Predators and Terminators!
Because The Avengers Assembled
Because every second of the Godfather part 1&2
Because of Frankensteins
Because of the first time Alan Grant see's a dinosaur in Jurassic Park.
Because of the first time Bruce Wayne says I'm Batman! both movies .
Because Neo knows Kung Fu!
Because of the first time Eddie Valiant has to go to Toon Town!
Because Bruce Lee in Anything !
Because of slow motion doves in John Woo movies
Because of Pixar
Because of Xenomorphs,Predators and Terminators!
Because The Avengers Assembled
Because every second of the Godfather part 1&2
Because of Frankensteins Bride
Because of Michael Madsen cutting off a cops ear in Reservoir Dogs
Because Of Darth Vader saying "No i am your father"
Because of Yoda Light saber fighting
Because Aliens Blew up the White House on Independence Day
Because The Iron Giant Wants to be Superman
Because Remy the Rat just wants to be a chef
Because Wall-E is a beautiful romance until they get on the spaceship
Because Peter Pan never wants to grow old
Because Dracula and King Kong just want love



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7:05PM on 03/07/2014
Because Indiana Jones just Shoots the swordsman in Raiders of the lost ark
Because Batman has back up
Because Brad Pitt found out what was in the box
Because Giant Robots fighting Monsters
Because Jason fights and army of Skeletons
Because THIS IS SPARTA!
Because Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills and "He will find you and he will kill you "!
Because Luke Used the force.
Because of Gollums Precious
Because Harry is a wizard .
Because Indiana Jones just Shoots the swordsman in Raiders of the lost ark
Because Batman has back up
Because Brad Pitt found out what was in the box
Because Giant Robots fighting Monsters
Because Jason fights and army of Skeletons
Because THIS IS SPARTA!
Because Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills and "He will find you and he will kill you "!
Because Luke Used the force.
Because of Gollums Precious
Because Harry is a wizard .
7:13PM on 03/07/2014
Because Maximus asks us "Are you not Entertained"
Because Balian Asks us" What is Jerusalem worth"
and last one finally John Hammond "Welcomes u to Jurassic Park"
Man i want to watch all these movies now and so much more .
Because Maximus asks us "Are you not Entertained"
Because Balian Asks us" What is Jerusalem worth"
and last one finally John Hammond "Welcomes u to Jurassic Park"
Man i want to watch all these movies now and so much more .
1:42PM on 03/07/2014
Because Tom Cruise picks up Kelly McGillis in a woman's restroom in Top Gun.
One of the pimpest moved I've ever seen.
Because Tom Cruise picks up Kelly McGillis in a woman's restroom in Top Gun.
One of the pimpest moved I've ever seen.
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1:24PM on 03/07/2014

i LOVE this.

Can we do this every week? Seriously.
Can we do this every week? Seriously.
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11:09AM on 03/07/2014

Just a few I can think of right now, I love movies...

Because of Mad Max walking off into the sunset at the end of Thunderdome.
Because of Indy apologizing to Short Round for hitting him in Temple of Doom because he was possessed.
Because of when Lex tells Alan Grant that the lawyer left her and Tim alone and Grant says "But that's not what I'm gonna do."
Because of the street fight in Rocky V - "Get up ya son of a bitch cause Mickey loves ya" "Hey yo Tommy! I didn't hear no bell...one more round."
Because of when Indy is risking is life
Because of Mad Max walking off into the sunset at the end of Thunderdome.
Because of Indy apologizing to Short Round for hitting him in Temple of Doom because he was possessed.
Because of when Lex tells Alan Grant that the lawyer left her and Tim alone and Grant says "But that's not what I'm gonna do."
Because of the street fight in Rocky V - "Get up ya son of a bitch cause Mickey loves ya" "Hey yo Tommy! I didn't hear no bell...one more round."
Because of when Indy is risking is life reaching for the grail at the end of Crusade and his dad says "Indiana...let it go."
Because of when epically hot Vicki is asking Bruce if they can try to make it work and he responds with the badass "I'd like to...but he's out there right now and I've gotta go to work."
Because of the scene in Fast 6 when Brian jumps and lands an epic punch to Shaw's face.
Because of when Ray tells a slime-covered Janosz at the end of Ghostbusters 2 "Hey...man...let me tell you something...I love you."
Because of when the old man sees his family again at the end of Home Alone and waves to Kevin.
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9:33AM on 03/07/2014
Because of Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee and Rutget Hauer in Night Hawks
Because Eliot was dying when ET was dying and it made everyone cry.
Because Sandra Bulloch's transformation from a character you hate to one you love in the Proposal.
Because "I'll get you , my pretty, and your little dog too!"
Because of Samuel L Jackson's Black Snake Moan blues was so damned good.
Because of the amazingly convincing dialogue in Master and Commander the Far Side Of The World.
Because Hugo Weaving
Because of Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee and Rutget Hauer in Night Hawks
Because Eliot was dying when ET was dying and it made everyone cry.
Because Sandra Bulloch's transformation from a character you hate to one you love in the Proposal.
Because "I'll get you , my pretty, and your little dog too!"
Because of Samuel L Jackson's Black Snake Moan blues was so damned good.
Because of the amazingly convincing dialogue in Master and Commander the Far Side Of The World.
Because Hugo Weaving was the villain in the Matrix
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9:19AM on 03/07/2014

I Love Movies Because

Because of the quiet helicopter ride after the insanity that was Jurassic Park.
Because of Ray LaMontagne's "Jolene" at the end of The Town
Because RDJ and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang might be my favorite on screen duo EVER
Because of the way Joe Pesci says "You Muddafucker, You!" in Casino
Because of the way Joseph Gordon Levitt turns away to cry when Zooey touches his hand at the end of 500 Days of Summer
Because of the "You were right. It just wasn't me you were right about" line
Because of the quiet helicopter ride after the insanity that was Jurassic Park.
Because of Ray LaMontagne's "Jolene" at the end of The Town
Because RDJ and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang might be my favorite on screen duo EVER
Because of the way Joe Pesci says "You Muddafucker, You!" in Casino
Because of the way Joseph Gordon Levitt turns away to cry when Zooey touches his hand at the end of 500 Days of Summer
Because of the "You were right. It just wasn't me you were right about" line in that same film
Because of PSH's "Uncool" speech in Almost Famous
Because of the scene at the end of Two Girls and a Guy where RDJ returns after seeing his mother.
Because of the way Kristin Lehman silently, creepily walks through the background of scenes throughout The Way of the Gun
Because of Jason Statham and Chris Evans, coked up, SCREAMING at each other about their problems in London
Because of Woody Allen's "I need the eggs" joke at the end of Annie Hall
Because of when Joey Lauren Adams screams "FUUUUUCK!" after the breakup in Chasing Amy
Because of the footage of the Joker torturing the fake Batman in The Dark Knight. After that scene, the entire theater was silent. That really was the exact moment when comic book films became something entirely different to me.
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8:41AM on 03/07/2014
I love movies because:
Edward Fox is The Jackal in The Day of the Jackal.
Every cartoon segment in Heavy Metal the movie.
Al Pacino vs Robert DeNiro at the end of HEAT.
Steve McQueen jump over the barbed wired fence on his motorcycle in The Great Escape
4 Ghostbusters vs. Gozer in Ghostbusters.
RoboCop replies to the Old Man with his name as "Murphy" at the end of RoboCop.
Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin vs. terrorists in The Delta Force
The entire "Casino" movie.
I love movies because:
Edward Fox is The Jackal in The Day of the Jackal.
Every cartoon segment in Heavy Metal the movie.
Al Pacino vs Robert DeNiro at the end of HEAT.
Steve McQueen jump over the barbed wired fence on his motorcycle in The Great Escape
4 Ghostbusters vs. Gozer in Ghostbusters.
RoboCop replies to the Old Man with his name as "Murphy" at the end of RoboCop.
Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin vs. terrorists in The Delta Force
The entire "Casino" movie.
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8:28AM on 03/07/2014

Why I love movies.....

because of the way Val Kilmer winks at Thomas Haden Church in Tombstone to let you know all hell is going to break loose......... because of when Frank Drebin fires shots at his own car when it rolls down the street and yells "did anyone get the licenses plate number?!"...... because of when Eric Claptons song "Layla" starts playing in Goodfellas.......
because of the way Val Kilmer winks at Thomas Haden Church in Tombstone to let you know all hell is going to break loose......... because of when Frank Drebin fires shots at his own car when it rolls down the street and yells "did anyone get the licenses plate number?!"...... because of when Eric Claptons song "Layla" starts playing in Goodfellas.......
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7:38AM on 03/07/2014
Why I love movies....because of the way Michael Keaton looks up at the Bat signal in Batman Retuns....because of "who's car are we taking?" in The Town.....because of Val Kilmer's brilliant portrayal in Tombstone....because of the 'superfreak' ending in Little Miss Sunshine......because of "If you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it" in Sunshine......because of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's "because water goes over a dam" speech in Charlie Wilson's War.
Why I love movies....because of the way Michael Keaton looks up at the Bat signal in Batman Retuns....because of "who's car are we taking?" in The Town.....because of Val Kilmer's brilliant portrayal in Tombstone....because of the 'superfreak' ending in Little Miss Sunshine......because of "If you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it" in Sunshine......because of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's "because water goes over a dam" speech in Charlie Wilson's War.
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10:49AM on 03/07/2014
Dude you hit the nail on the head with that Keaton scene in Batman Returns, fu--ing epic!
Dude you hit the nail on the head with that Keaton scene in Batman Returns, fu--ing epic!
8:10PM on 03/07/2014
Yeah. I love that part in Batman Returns.
Yeah. I love that part in Batman Returns.
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