Is he doing the stop-short? I’m pretty sure that’s Frank Costanza’s move.
(via earlhofert)1 month ago
I was thinking about this when watching Raiders of the Lost Ark at Meridian Pint the other day. The copy of Raiders that I grew up watching over and over was recorded from the first time it aired on ABC in the mid-80s. This intro was on our recording, and still exists in my memory as a now almost-lost part of the movie…Whenever I see that first shot of Indy on the horse in the desert, my mind fills in the animated “In Stereo Where Available” graphic, and “Remember, this is the fiiiilm that stopped you cold!” is a part of my pop vocabulary, even though until Youtube it hadn’t come up in my life since I upgraded to a purchased VHS tape of the movie in the early 90s.
In the 80s these weekend TV showings were a big deal, especially in our house where we didn’t have premium cable. I remember that when they’d show a Bond movie it was always an especially big event…Because those movies tend to be a little over 2 hours unedited anyway, on TV they’d always be in epic 3-hour blocks (tons of commercials!) on Saturday or Sunday nights, and be promoted so heavily in the week leading up to it that you’d think it was the M*A*S*H finale.
Having practically unlimited access to any movie at any time is great these days, but I do miss that kind of pageantry.
EDIT: I just recalled that the first rented movie that my household ever copied to keep was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. My dad hooked up our Hi8 video camera to the VCR and copied it onto one of those little Hi8 tapes…We tried copying it back onto a VHS tape, but the copy-copy looked horrible so if we wanted to watch it we had to plug the camera directly into the TV and play the Hi8 tape that way.
And while I’m revealing many dark secrets about my history with the Indiana Jones series and home entertainment, the third movie I ever officially bought to keep (on VHS) was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (after Batman and Ghostbusters). Both Batman and Last Crusade had Diet Coke promo ads in front of them that I can remember shot-for-shot.1 month ago
People booing Indy when doesn’t blow up the ark with the bazooka.
(it was kind of funny.)1 month ago
The principal on Saved By The Bell was Mr. BELDING (get it? Like “bell”-“ding”?)…
In the big battle scene in the last episode, it was Mr. BELDING who picked up that live grenade and leapt into that empty foxhole on top of it and sacrificed himself to SAVE them all. Mr. BELL[ding]…SAVED them.
Tell me they didn’t plan that from the beginning!1 month ago
Max Greenfied (rhymes with “refried”).1 month ago
ardenashley and I are going to be at the LA premier in FOUR DAYS!
And I still don’t know what I’m going to wear.
THIS IS HAPPENING.
Weevil with hair and Wallace without! Keith Mars should play along and grow all of his out, for once.
(Source: twitter.com)1 month ago
Peter Nyong’o’s Oscars selfie game strong
peter knew this was some once in a lifetime shit and he took full advantage
That was me…And now I’m brainstorming because I swear I’ve seen him in at least one or two movies in the past where he definitely did have eyes…Not Blow Out because he was a movie sound effects guy in that one, probably didn’t have eyes…Not necessarily Look Who’s Talking, where he was a NYC cab driver…Maybe Carrie? He’s driving that truck and seems to be aiming directly for Carrie in the road. But even then they could have used makeup effects to make it look like he had eyes.1 month ago
CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew McConaughey, Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club.1 month ago
Jaws Bathroom: the final piece of the puzzle (at The Griffin)1 month ago