I wondered how long it would take for you to notice that I'd posted it. ; ) Sounds like you had a busy weekend though.I think I am going to make a list of movies that are supposed to be funny but aren't funny AT ALL. Want to join in?
Do you mean the bait-and-switch comedies like Dude, Where's My Car?
which promises to be a stoner flick, but ends up being sci-fi?
Or do you mean blights-on-digital-film-stock like Forgetting Sarah Marshall
which was wholly forgettable to me, except that they actually had really funny stuff in the deleted scenes?BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! I have muttered something like this in my day :D
That phrase is my favorite snowclone by far. The funny thing is that zetshia_gudani
had never seen They Live!
at that point, so she only knew the line by reputation, but we both looked at each other and said, "AND I'M ALL OUT OF LIVES!"
(It annoys the inner curmudgeon in me that we should have said "AND I'M ALL OUT OF WEAPONS!", but it pleases my inner comedian by being funnier that way)When reading though this list I was trying to pinpoint the scenes and I realized that I need to go and rewatch some of them.
Ooh, which ones?! I hope Dead Alive
is on that list. That movie needs to be remembered forever and ever for a scene that I imagine went like this:
Producer: Hey, I want to make Lord of the Rings as a trilogy. It'll be epic and, because of the devoted fanbase, we're going to have to make sure we do it right.
Hollywood Film Exec: That sounds like a great idea. Three films won't be an easy sell, but there's lots of merchandising opportunities. We could make a killing by re-covering and reselling the books, not to mention the DVDs. Who were you thinking of directing it?
P: I'm not really sure. Someone who has proven they can handle those epic army battles the right way.
HFE: Hmm. It's a tough one. Have you considered Peter Jackson?
P: You mean the guy that did Dead Alive
HFE: Well, uhh, ha ha ha, about that....
P: That's fantastic! Dead Alive
was totally something Tolkien would have written! It was an epic, moving work. Let's do it!
At least, I hope it went something like that.
In other fun casting trivia, Ridley Scott specifically mentioned Tim Curry's work in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
as part of the reason he thought he was perfect for the role of Darkness in Legend