Week of 6/19/17 – Quotecore:
Batman: “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!”
-Batman (Adam West), ever the good samaritan, in “Batman” (1966). RIP Adam West!
Week of 3/6/17 – Quotecore:
Don Dawson: “Well, all I’m saying is that I want to look back and say that I did the best I could while I was stuck in this place, had as much fun as I could while I was stuck in this place, played as hard as I could while I was stuck in this place.”
-Don Dawson (Sasha Jensen) waxing philosophic on the football field in “Dazed and Confused” (1993).
Week of 2/20/17 – Quotecore:
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: “You all look at me as if I’m some kind of… saint, or visionary or something!”
Commander Riker: “I don’t think you’re a saint, Doc. But you did have a vision. And now [indicates Cochrane’s ship] we’re sitting in it.”
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: “You wanna know what my vision is? Dollar signs, money! I didn’t build this ship to usher in a new era for humanity. You think I wanna see the stars? I don’t even like to fly! I take trains! I built this ship so I could retire to some tropical island… filled with naked women. THAT’S Zefram Cochrane. THAT’S his vision. This other guy you keep talking about, this historical figure? I never met him. I can’t imagine I ever will.”
Commander Riker: “Someone once said, ‘Don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgements.'”
Dr. Zefram Cochrane: “That’s rhetorical nonsense. Who said that?”
Commander Riker: “You did, ten years from now.”
-Dr. Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell, coming off an Academy Award win for “Babe” earlier that year), debates his future value with Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) in “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996).
Week of 1/16/17 – Quotecore:
Jack Burton: “You just listen to the old Pork Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightning’s crashin’ and the thunder’s rollin’ and the rain’s coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what old Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right square in the eye and he says, ‘Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.'”
-Jack Burton (Kurt Russell), spouting words of wisdom in “Big Trouble In Little China” (1986). Happy 69th birthday, John Carpenter!
Week of 12/19/16 – Quotecore:
Sallah: “Bad dates.”
-Sallah (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), saving Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Arc” (1981). Happy 70th birthday, Steven Spielberg!
Week of 11/14/16 – Quotecore:
Jordan: “I AM NOT GONNA DIE SOBER.”
-Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), justifying his excessive drug use on an ill-fated yacht cruise in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013). Happy 74th birthday, Martin Scorsese!
Week of 10/31/16 – Quotecore:
Karen: (Grabbing Chucky)“Talk to me.”
Karen Barclay: “Come on, talk!
Karen Barclay: “I said talk to me, damn it!”
Chucky remains still.
Karen Barclay: “All right! I’ll make you talk!”
Karen grabs Chucky, lights up her fireplace and holds Chucky near the fire.
Karen Barclay: “I SAID TALK TO ME, DAMN IT, OR ELSE I’M GONNA THROW YOU IN THE FIRE!”
Chucky comes alive.
Chucky: “YOU STUPID BITCH, YOU FILTHY SLUT! I’LL TEACH YOU TO FUCK WITH ME!”
-Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks), not best friends with her son’s Christmas toy in Tom Holland’s original “Child’s Play” (1988). Happy Halloween from Filmcore’s family to yours!
Week of 10/24/16 – Quotecore:
Dr. Loomis: ” I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply… evil. “
-Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), not a fan of Michael Meyers in John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” (1978).
Week of 9/26/16 – Quotecore:
Popeye: “All right! You put a shiv in my partner. You know what that means, goddammit? All winter long I got to listen to him gripe about his bowling scores. Now I’m gonna bust your ass for those three bags and I’m gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.”
-Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman), clearly not Santa Claus, in “The French Connection” (1975). Filmcore’s Alex Kirschenbaum had the great privilege of re-watching this masterpiece last Saturday in a beautiful 35 mm restored print with director William Friedkin himself there to break down the train chase scene.
Week of 9/19/16 – Quotecore:
Alonzo: “Aww, you motherfuckers. Okay. Alright. I’m putting cases on all you bitches. Huh. You think you can do this shit… Jake. You think you can do this to me? You motherfuckers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you. SHU program, n****. 23 hour lockdown. I’m the man up in this piece. You’ll never see the light of… who the fuck do you think you’re fucking with? I’m the police, I run shit around here. You just live here. Yeah, that’s right, you better walk away. Go on and walk away… ’cause I’m gonna’ burn this motherfucker down. King Kong ain’t got shit on me. That’s right, that’s right. Shit, I don’t, fuck. I’m winning anyway, I’m winning… I’m winning any motherfucking way. I can’t lose. Yeah, you can shoot me, but you can’t kill me.”
-Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington), rapidly losing his neighborhood cred, in “Training Day” (2001). Denzel and his “Training Day” dream team of director Antoine Fuqua and co-star Ethan Hawke reunite this Friday for a remake of “The Magnificent Seven.”
Week of 9/12/16 – Quotecore:
Josh: “I don’t get it.”
-Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks), a 13 year-old living in a 30 year-old’s body and crawling right under coworker John Heard’s skin in “Big” (1988).
Week of 9/5/16 – Quotecore:
Harry: “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
-Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), testing out a new catch phrase in “Magnum Force” (1973).
Week of 8/29/16 – Quotecore:
Cora Mae: “I gotta feelin’, you gonna take to this job like a duck to water. Ha! Ha! Ha-ha! Ha!”
-Cora Mae (Virginia Capers) Cleveland’s most unflappable (see what I did there?) job placement counselor to Howard T. Duck (screech by Chip Zien), in “Howard The Duck” (1986). This testament to the great capacities of human achievement turns 30 years and 28 days young today.
Week of 8/22/16 – Quotecore:
Howard: “I’ve got a headache…”
Beverly: “And I’ve got the ass-pirin!”
Howard: “Be gentle.”
-Beverly Switzler (Caroline In The City) trying to collect weird space duck STD’s from the title character of George Lucas’s “Howard The Duck” (1986). This watershed magnum opus of the legendary “Star Wars” creator turns 30 years and 21 days young today.
Week of 8/15/16 – Quotecore:
Howard: “I’m a bad duck.”
-Howard the Duck (voice by Chip Zien), in the midst of heroically saving Lea Thompson from sexual assault in “Howard the Duck” (1986). This historic achievement in celluloid turns 30 years and 14 days young today.
Week of 8/8/16 – Quotecore:
Dr. Jenning: “Something’s growing inside me. It’s replicating and superseding all my internal organs!”
-Dr. Walter Jenning (Jeffrey Jones) yelling at a little person in an unconvincing space duck costume in “Howard the Duck” (1986). This brilliant moment in cinema turns 30 years and 7 days young today.
Week of 8/1/16 – Quotecore:
Phil: “Howard come on, don’t flutter off in a huff!”
-Phil “Philsy” Blumburtt (Academy Award winner Tim Robbins) yelling at a little person in an unconvincing space duck costume in “Howard the Duck” (1986). This exquisite masterwork turns 30 years young today.
Week of 7/25/16 – Quotecore:
Karen: (Grabbing Chucky) “Talk to me.”
Karen: “Come on, talk!”
Karen: “I said talk to me, damn it!”
Chucky stays silent.
Karen: “All right, I’ll make you talk!”
Karen grabs Chucky, turns her fireplace on and dangles Chucky near the fire.
Karen: “I SAID TALK TO ME, DAMN IT, OR ELSE I’M GONNA THROW YOU IN THE FIRE!
Chucky: “YOU STUPID BITCH, YOU FILTHY SLUT! I’LL TEACH YOU TO FUCK WITH ME!”
-Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) to Chucky (voice by Brad Renfro), the delightful talking doll in the original (1988).
Week of 7/18/16 – Quotecore:
Captain: “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. . . well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men.”
-Captain (Strother Martin) to Cool Hand Luke and his fellow prisoners in “Cool Hand Luke” (1967).
Week of 7/11/16 – Quotecore:
Dr. Ray Stantz: “Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.”
Walter Peck: “They caused an explosion!”
Mayor: “Is this true?”
Dr. Peter Venkman: “Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.”
-Dr. Ray Stantz (Bill Murray) telling it like it is to Walter Peck (William Atherton) and the Mayor of New York City (David Margulies, who sadly passed away this January) in “Ghostbusters” (1984). Fan-fucking-tastic.
Week of 7/4/16 – Quotecore:
Mayor Vaughn: “Martin, it’s all psychological. You yell ‘Barracuda!,’ everybody says, ‘Huh? What?’ You yell ‘Shark!,’ we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.”
-Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), underestimating how hungry Bruce the Shark is going to be over the long holiday weekend in “Jaws” (1975). Happy 4th, everybody!
Week of 6/27/16 – Quotecore:
The T-800: “Chill out, dickwad.”
-The T-800 terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) trying out hip 1991 slang in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) — that’s a great teaser trailer I’m linking to, by the way. “T2” is 25 on July 3rd! Hasn’t aged a day. Outside of, you know, the 1991 slang.
Week of 6/20/16 – Quotecore:
Jareth: “Sarah, beware. I have been generous up till now. I can be cruel.”
Sarah: “Generous? What have you done that’s generous?”
Jareth: “EVERYTHING. Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for YOU! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn’t that generous?”
-Jareth, The Goblin King (David Bowie), trying to sweet-talk Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) in Jim Henson and George Lucas’s “Labyrinth” (1986). Happy 30th anniversary “Labyrinth” (it came out 30 years ago today)!
Week of 6/13/16 – Quotecore:
Chris Wilton: “The man who said “I’d rather be lucky than good” saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It’s scary to think so much is out of one’s control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn’t, and you lose.”
-Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) getting to the cold heart of “Match Point” (2005). Rhys-Meyers had a promising career once upon a time, before it was derailed by alcoholism and he became harder and harder for productions to insure.
Week of 6/6/16 – Quotecore:
Hannibal Lecter: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
-Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) talking about a particularly delectable dinner in “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991).
Week of 5/30/16 – Quotecore:
Alistair Hennessey: “Is that my research turtle?”
-It was. Alistair Hennessey (Jeff Goldblum) spotting his research turtle in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004).
Week of 5/23/16 – Quotecore:
Dick Hallorann: “Do you know how I knew your name was Doc? You know what I’m talking about don’t you? I can remember when I was a little boy, my grandmother and I could hold conversations entirely without ever opening our mouths. She called it ‘shining.’ And for a long time I thought it was just the two of us that had the shine to us — just like you probably thought you was the only one. But there are other folks, though mostly, they don’t know it or don’t believe it. How long have you been able to do it? Why don’t you wanna talk about it?”
Danny: “I’m not a-sposed to.”
Dick: “Who says you ain’t supposed to?”
Dick: “Who’s Tony?”
Danny: “Tony is a little boy who lives in my mouth.”
-Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) clues little Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd) in on his telekinesis in “The Shining” (1980). Happy (posthumous) 106th birthday Scatman Crothers!
Week of 5/16/16 – Quotecore:
Agent Sands: “Are you a Mexi-CAN… or a Mexi-CAN’T?”
-Agent Sands (Johnny Depp) hyping up Cucuy (Danny Trejo) in “Once Upon A Time In Mexico” (2003). Happy 72nd birthday Danny Trejo!
Week of 5/9/16 – Quotecore:
Alistair Hennessey: “Is that my research turtle?”
-It was. Alistair Hennessey (Jeff Goldblum) spotting his research turtle in “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou” (2004).
Week of 5/2/16 – Quotecore:
Charlie Arglist: “So, Spence, how ya doing?”
Spencer Arglist: “Go to hell.”
-Spencer (Max Kirschenbaum) wishing his dad Charlie (John Cusack) a merry Christmas in “The Ice Harvest” (2005), currently streaming on Netflix. Max Kirschenbaum is the brother of Filmcore’s Editor-in-Chief, and that Editor-in-Chief would like to wish him a very happy 25th birthday (it was April 30th)!
Week of 4/25/16 – Quotecore:
Apollonia: “Will you help me?”
The Kid: “No.”
Apollonia: “Pardon me?”
The Kid: “Nope… Wanna know why?”
The Kid: “Because you wouldn’t pass the initiation.”
Apollonia: “What initiation?”
The Kid: “Well, for starters, you have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.”
The Kid: “You have to purify yourself in Lake Minnetonka.”
[She strips down, and runs towards the lake]
The Kid: “Hey! Wait a minute! That’s…”
[She jumps in. She gets out shivering]
The Kid: “Uh, hold it…”
The Kid: “That ain’t Lake Minnetonka.”
-The Kid (Prince) baptizes Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero) in Not Lake Minnetonka in “Purple Rain” (1984). RIP, the Purple One. Long may you Rain.
Week of 4/18/16 – Quotecore:
Max Renn: “Long live the New Flesh.”
-Max Renn (James Woods) to you in “Videodrome” (1983). Happy 69th birthday, James Woods!
Week of 4/11/16 – Quotecore:
Mason Storm: “I’m gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. TO THE BLOOD BANK.”
-Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) to a blank TV monitor in “Hard To Kill” (1990). Happy 64th birthday, Steven Seagal (it was yesterday, when Filmcore was dormant)!
Week of 4/4/16 – Quotecore:
Carl: “What an incredible Cinderella story. This unknown.. comes outta nowhere. To lead the pack. At Augusta. He’s on his final hole. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2-iron I think. Oh he got out on that. The crowd is standing on its feet here at Augusta. The normally reserved Augusta crowd. Going wild.. for this young Cinderella, who’s come outta nowhere. He’s got about 350 yards left, he’s gonna hit about a 5-iron I’d expect, don’t you think? He’s got a beautiful backswing. That’s… OH HE GOT OUT ON THAT ONE. He’s gotta be pleased with that. The crowd is just on its feet here… He’s a Cinderella boy… Tears in his eyes I guess as he lines up this last shot, he’s got about 195 yards left and he’s gotta… Looks like he’s got about an 8-iron. This crowd has gone deathly silent. Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become… the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! IT’S IN THE HOLE!”
-Carl Spacker (Bill Murray) to no one in particular as he narrates an imaginary green jacket acquisition in “Caddyshack”(1980).
Week of 3/28/16 – Quotecore:
Batman: “Look at this pair of joking riddles.”
Chief O’Hara: [Reading] “What does a turkey do when he flies upside down?”
Robin: “He gobbles up!”
Chief O’Hara: “Of course.”
Batman: “And, number two…”
Commissioner Gordon: [Reading] “What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree and is very dangerous?”
Robin: “A sparrow with a machine gun!”
Commissioner Gordon: “Yes, of course.”
-Some brilliant detective work from Batman (Adam West), Robin (Burt Ward), Chief O’Hara (Stafford Rep) and Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton, the only non-mustachioed Commissioner Gordon in a theatrical Batman feature to date) in possibly the best-written “Batman” (1966) movie of all.
Week of 3/21/16 – Quotecore:
Muggsy: “We’re fine. It’s just some psychosomatic deal. Or something to do with the moon or the alignment of the planet.”
-A hospitalized Muggsy Bogues (Muggsy Bogues) to Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and Shawn Bradley in “Space Jam” (1996)
Week of 3/14/16 – Quotecore:
Quint: “Y’all know me. Know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch this bird for you, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Bad fish! Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow ya whole. Little shakin’, little tenderizin’, down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that’ll bring back the tourists, that’ll put all your businesses on a payin’ basis. But it’s not gonna be pleasant! I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I’ll find him for three, but I’ll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you’ve gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don’t want no volunteers, I don’t want no mates, there’s too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.”
-A chalkboard-scratching Quint (Robert Shaw) to a roomful of Amity Island counsel members in “Jaws” (1975)
Week of 3/7/16 – Quotecore:
Mason Storm: “I’m gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the BLOOD BANK.”
-A post-coma beard Mason Storm (Steven Seagal) to a powered-off television set in “Hard To Kill” (1990)
Week of 2/29/16 – Quotecore:
Reporter: “What would you call that hairstyle you’re wearing?”
-A reporter to the mop-topped George Harrison at a presser in “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)
Week of 2/22/16 – Quotecore:
Rambo: “To survive a war, you’ve gotta become war.”
–John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), spouting gibberish as his brain cooks from the HGH in “Rambo: First Blood Part II” (1985)
Week of 2/1/16 – Quotecore:
Phil: “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”
–Phil Connors (Bill Murray), narrating the action in “Groundhog Day” (1993)
Week of 1/25/16 – Quotecore:
Penny Lane: “I always tell the girls, never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. You never get hurt, you always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.”
–Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) to William Miller (Patrick Fugit) in “Almost Famous” (2000)
Week of 1/18/16 – Quotecore:
Frank Lucas: “Ey ey ey! Don’t rub on that. You BLOT that. Ya understand? That’s ALPACA. That’s $25,000 alpaca. You BLOT THAT SHIT. You don’t rub it. Put the club soda on there.”
–Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) in “American Gangster” (2007)
Week of 1/11/16 – Quotecore:
Frank Slade: “Women! What can you say? Who made ’em? God must have been a fuckin’ genius. The hair… They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls… just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips… and when they touched, yours were like… that first swallow of wine… after you just crossed the desert. Tits. Hoo-ah! Big ones, little ones, nipples staring right out at ya, like secret searchlights. Mmm. Legs. I don’t care if they’re Greek columns… or secondhand Steinways. What’s between ’em… passport to heaven. I need a drink. Yes, Mr Sims, there’s only two syllables in this whole wide world worth hearing: pussy. Hah! Are you listenin’ to me, son? I’m givin’ ya pearls here.”
–Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino) to Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell) in “Scent Of A Woman” (1992)
Week of 1/4/16 – Quotecore:
Don Dawson: “Well, all I’m saying is that I want to look back and say that I did I the best I could while I was stuck in this place. Had as much fun as I could while I was stuck in this place. Played as hard as I could while I was stuck in this place… Dogged as many girls as I could while I was stuck in this place…”
–Don Dawson (Sasha Jensen) to Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) in “Dazed and Confused” (1993)
Week of 12/28/15 – Quotecore:
Harry Burns: “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Sally Albright: “You see? That is just like you, Harry. You say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you.”
–Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) on New Year’s Eve in “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)
Week of 12/21/15 – Quotecore:
Alice Harford: “I do love you and you know there is something very important we need to do as soon as possible.”
Dr. Bill Harford: “What’s that?”
Alice Harford: “Fuck.”
–Alice Harford (Nicole Kidman) to Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) — this dialogue comprises the last three lines of the uncompromising “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999)
Week of 12/14/15 – Quotecore:
Princess Leia: “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!”
Han Solo: “WHO’S scruffy-looking?”
–Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)
Week of 12/7/15 – Quotecore:
“All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies. Sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.”
–Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), “Taxi Driver” (1976)
Week of 11/30/15 – Quotecore:
“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.”
–FUCKING ROBOCOP (Peter Weller) to Emil Antonowsky (Paul McCrane) two separate times, “Robocop” (1987)
Week of 11/23/15 – Quotecore:
“Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter. Only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I’ve killed two of them.”
–Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane) to James Bond holding a gun to Zukovsky’s head (Pierce Brosnan), “GoldenEye” (1995)
Week of 11/16/15 – Quotecore:
“I hear all sorts of bullshit every day, pal. You want some advice? Take your fancy clothes and your black silk underwear and go back to Disneyland.”
–Alex Wagner (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to Chad Wagner (Jean-Claude Van Damme), “Double Impact” (1991)
Week of 11/9/15 – Quotecore:
“You know, I never understood all these elaborate tortures. It’s the simplest thing… to cause more pain than a man can possibly endure. And of course, it’s not only the immediate agony, but the knowledge… that if you do not yield soon enough… there will be little left to identify you as a man. The only question remains: will you yield, in time?”
–Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelson) to James Bond (Daniel Craig), “Casino Royale” (2006)
Week of 11/2/15 – Quotecore:
“You’re a woman of many parts, Pussy.”
–James Bond (Sean Connery) to Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), “Goldfinger” (1964)
Week of 10/26/15 – Quotecore:
Henrietta’s Disembodied Head: “I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul!.”
Ash (aiming a shotgun at her face): “Swallow this.”
–Henrietta (Ted Raimi) and Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), “Evil Dead 2” (1987). Look, I know this is my second “Evil Dead”-themed quote in five weeks, but fuck you, it’s my website and the “Ash Vs Evil Dead” TV series PREMIERES IN A MATTER OF DAYS.
Week of 10/19/15 – Quotecore:
“The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly… The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.”
–Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), “Dracula” (1931)
Week of 10/12/15 – Quotecore:
“You solved the box, we came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures.”
–Pinhead (Doug Bradley), “Hellraiser” (1987)
Week of 10/5/15 – Quotecore:
“I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over… and the insect is awake.”
–Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), “The Fly” (1986)
Week of 9/28/15 – Quotecore:
“Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?”
–Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), “Army of Darkness” (1992)
Week of 9/21/15 – Quotecore:
“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”
–John McClane (Bruce Willis), “Die Hard” (1988)
Week of 9/14/15 – Quotecore:
“How do you keep them in the theater after they’ve come? The beauty and the acting. No, I understand you’ve got to get ’em IN the theater. You know, you’ve got to get the seats full. But I don’t want to make a film where they show up, they sit down, they jack off, and they get up and they get out before the story ends. It is my dream, it is my goal, it is my idea to make a film where the story just sucks them in. And when they spurt out that… joy juice, they’ve got to just sit in it. They can’t move until they find out how the story ends. You know, I want to make a film like that. And I understand, they have to make films… I’ve made them myself, you know where there’s a few laughs, everyone fucks their brains out. And that’s fine. But it’s my dream to make a film that is true and right and dramatic.”
–Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), “Boogie Nights” (1997)
Week of 9/7/15 – Dialoguecore:
Marcy: “My husband was a movie freak. Actually, he was particularly obsessed with one movie, ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ He talked about it constantly. I thought it was cute at first. On our wedding night, I was a virgin. When we made love – you’ve seen the movie, haven’t you?”
Paul: “‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Yeah.”
Marcy: “Well, whenever he – you know, when he came…”
Marcy: “…he would scream out, ‘Surrender Dorothy!’ That’s all! Just… ‘Surrender Dorothy!'”
Marcy: “Instead of saying something normal like, ‘Oh, God,’ or something normal like that. I mean, it was pretty creepy! And I told him I thought so, but he just, he just couldn’t stop, he just, he just couldn’t stop, he just… couldn’t stop.”
–Marcy Franklin (Rosanna Arquette) to Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne), “After Hours” (1985)
Week of 8/31/15 – Quotecore:
“For me, you’re somewhere between a cockroach and that white stuff that accumulates at the corner of your mouth when you’re really thirsty.”
–Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (John Malkovich), “Con Air” (1997)