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Classic Movie Monday Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Title: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Director: Jim Sharman

Release Date: September 26, 1975

Running Time: 100 minutes

Starring:

  • Tim Curry
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Meat Loaf

Rating: 5 out of 5 of course

Synopsis: Let’s do the time warp again! A man (Brad) and woman (Janet) get engaged after their friends wedding. On a road trip to visit an old professor (Dr. Scott), their car breaks down in front of a creepy old house which is holding a party. Looking to use the phone, Brad and Janet get pulled into a world of transvestites, lasers, and risky business. Watch as this musical unfolds a story about a mad scientist and his creation. But beware there is a bit of nudity.

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Memorable Quotes:

Dr. Everett Scott: Janet!
Janet: Dr. Scott!
Brad: Janet!
Janet: Brad!
Frank: Rocky!
[Rocky grunts]
Dr. Everett Scott: Janet!
Janet: Dr. Scott!
Brad: Janet!
Janet: Brad!
Frank: Rocky!
[Rocky grunts]

The Criminologist: It’s just a jump to the left.
All: And then a step to the right!
The Criminologist: With your hands on your hips…
All: You bring your knees in tight! But it’s the pelvic thrust / That really drives you insane / Let’s do the time warp again!

Frank: Oh, I just love success!
Riff Raff: He’s a credit to your genius, Master.
Frank: Yes!
Magenta: A triumph of your will.
Frank: Yes!
Columbia: He’s OK!
Frank: OK? OK? I think we can do better than that! Well Brad and Janet, what do you think of him?
Janet: Well, I don’t like men with too many muscles.
Frank: I didn’t make him for you!… He carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval.

Fun Fact: On October 26, 2010 Glee had their own version of Rocky Horror calling it “The Rocky Horror Glee Show.”

Final Thoughts: I love this risky musical! The songs are catchy and the characters memorable. It is a cult classic that will withstand the tests of time.

Happy Monday to all!!

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Classic Movie Monday Presents: Labyrinth

Title: Labyrinth

Director: Jim Henson

Release Date: June 27, 1986

Running Time: 101 minutes

Starring:

  • David Bowie
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Toby Froud

Rating: 5 out of 5!

Synopsis:  Sarah is a 15 year old girl who accidently wishes her younger brother, Toby, away because of a story she is telling. He ends up in the arms of Goblin King Jareth who threatens to keep him if Sarah cannot make it through his Labyrinth in 13 hours. This movie has it all: puppets, music, and of course David Bowie. What is not to love?

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Memorable Quotes:

Jareth: And Hoggle, if she ever kisses you, I’ll turn you into a prince.
Hoggle: Y-you will?
Jareth: Prince of the Land of Stench!
[laughs]

Sarah: Ow! It bit me!
Hoggle: What’d you expect fairies to do?
Sarah: I thought they did nice things, like… like granting wishes.
Hoggle: Shows what *you* know, don’t it?

Jareth: You remind me of the babe.
Goblin: What babe?
Jareth: The babe with the power.
Goblin: What power?
Jareth: The power of voodoo.
Goblin: Who do?
Jareth: You do.
Goblin: Do what?
Jareth: Remind me of the babe.

Final Thoughts: Dance magic! I loved the singing and dancing in the movie. I thought it was wonderful as a kid and even as an adult. I feel it is a great movie for kids, even if David Bowie is wearing some…questionable pants (see above images!).

Happy Monday to all!!


Classic Movie Monday Presents: Drop Dead Fred

So I decided that I would like to start Classic Movie Monday! Here I will talk about a movie that I loved from my past. I noticed when talking to some people at work, there are a ton of movies out there they many people have not seen! Every Monday I will pull out the good, the bad, and the strange and give a synopsis, some stills, and even great quotes! Lets get to our first movie!

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Title: Drop Dead Fred

Director: Ate de Jong

Release Date: April 19, 1991 (USA)

Running Time: 103 minutes

Starring:

  • Phoebe Cates
  • Rik Mayall
  • Marsha Mason
  • Tim Matheson
  • Carrie Fisher

Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: After a messy split from her husband and moving in with her controlling mother, Elizabeth finds her best friend again…only he is imaginary. Fred was with Elizabeth through her tough childhood and is back to shake things up again. This time Elizabeth is not so willing to accept his help. Instead she tries everything she can to get her life back together. This movie is filled with crazy one-liners, mud pies, and, yes, some dirty jokes.

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Memorable Quotes:

[Fred looks up a woman’s dress]
Fred: No panties. No panties.

Fred: I can’t believe we left the party so soon. And there was so much wine to spit around the place.
Elizabeth: I got upset.
Fred: “I got upset.” God, you’re so stupid. You never leave a party ’til the very very end.
Elizabeth: Oh really?
Fred: Yeah really.
Elizabeth: Well what about Cinderella? Remember what happened with her?
Fred: No I don’t remember what happened *with her*. I deliberately forgot all about her. She made me puke. I remember the ugly stepsisters, they were great.

Remake:  Apparently, Russel Brand is going to be playing Drop Dead Fred in a remake of the movie. Not sure how I feel about that one.

Final Thoughts: I loved this movie as a child, and even more today since I can actually understand all the more “adult” jokes. See this cult classic movie and feel like you are reliving your youth! Plus…Rik Mayall looks kinda hot in the end (see second picture…not not the one with the crazy hair, the one above that!)

Have you seen this movie? Give us your thoughts!