Friday, September 16, 2011

#93 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

I'd probably seen this movie a dozen or so times since high school but I never realized, until this viewing, that Ferris is kind of a jerk. He claimes he just wanted to Cameron an awesome day but I think the truth is he wanted to hang out with Sloan and he needed a driver. Still it's always fun watching this classic and Edie McClurg steals every scene she's in.

Favorite Quote: Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.
Favorite Scene: The parade
Trivia: John Hughes told Ben Stein, who had a degree in Economics, to present an actual Economics lecture in his scenes. Hence nothing Ben Stein says (aside from the roll call) is scripted.
Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe
Would Jessica Like This Movie? She loves it
Next Movie: Dangerous Liasons

Friday, September 9, 2011

#94 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

Been awhile since my last post. Since then Jess and I got married and are currently in escrow for a beautiful house here in Salida, CA. I haven't had too much time to watch movies but, during one of her longer naps, I was able to watch Mad Max 2.
Biko and I had a lot of fun watching this one. I don't think I'd seen it since it came out so it was almost like seeing it for the first time. I did recall the car and the hairy, grunting kid however.

The move takes place in post-apocalyptic Australia where the desert is filled with nomads and gangs riding around looking for gas so they can drive around and look for more gas. All the girls have 80's hair styles and all the gang members have ass-less chaps. Don't be eating when you watch it.

Favorite Quote:  Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!
Favorite Scene: Tanker truck battle
Trivia: The black Interceptor driven by Mel Gibson is a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe, a car exclusive to Australia. A limited number of these cars were exported by Ford to New Zealand and the United Kingdom, but never to North America. Since only 949 of that particular model Falcon were ever produced, they have become highly sought after by car collectors on six continents; there are over 100 of them that have been brought over to the United States so far, primarily by importing/replica car companies like (The largest importer and builder of mad max replicas in the USA) along with several Interceptor replicas assembled from "non-GT" & "GT" Falcon coupes.
Awards: Saturn Award for Best International Film
Would Jessica Like This Movie? Too violent for Jessica. She was napping anyway.
Next Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off