Saturday Night At The Movies

Saturday night at 8’0’clock, I know where I’m gonna go-o-o
Really? 8’o’clock Saturday? After having fun all day?

I’m’a gonna pick my baby up and take her to a picture show
Well, it’s a sweet idea, but I’m married. We don’t really ‘do’ the whole corny-cheesy-dating thing any more.

Everybody in the neighbourhood is dressing up to be there too-oo-oo-OO-OOOOOooo
Wrong again – they’re home with their kids or out down the pub getting sloshed. The younger ones are tarting up and going out clubbing.

And we’re gonna have a ball; just like we always do
Can’t we just snuggle on the sofa and watch a DVD? That’d do, wouldn’t it? Whaddya mean my blogging gets in the way? We’ve watched movies recently…haven’t we?


Yet Jen and Kristi want to know
Which soundtracks shaped my life, and so
I’ll post them here and hope you find
Some music to expand your mind

Well I used to watch movies, avidly.

I think between us, Husby and I have one of the most extensive collections of anyone I know. But we just don’t make time for them any more. They gather dust.

They’re shelved and abandoned and ignored.

But I’ll revitalise a few of my faves via the music which I loved best in them. Then we’ll all be happy.

Especially seeing as everyone who’s come round on a TMT probably knows already that my quintessential ‘soundtrack piece’ from my whole LIFE was ‘I Get Around’ by the Beach Boys from Flight of the Navigator.

So I’ll try for something different.

The hilariously re-told story of The Scarlet Letter (done almost as slickly-cleverly as Ten Things I Hate About You was a re-telling of The Taming Of The Shrew) brought me this never-before-heard nugget.

I completely adore the tenderness, brilliance, comedy, heartbreak and wonder of Love Actually, and this scene combines a long-time-favourite carol with possibly the most touching scene I can recall. And it gets me. Right there. Every time.

Whilst I love most Bond films, for me Pierce Brosnan *is* 007, and this is perhaps my favourite of his movies. The opening sequences are always stunning.

I only saw this once, and that was enough, but this scene in particular left a MASSIVE impression on me – the gruesome juxtaposition of such a fun, light-hearted song with what occurs…mindblowingly good cinema.

Very much a comedy as well, but absolutely MARVELLOUSLY done, and with the following scene which manages to re-hash a very over-used piece in an utterly hilarious way. Again with juxtaposition and this time, absolute perfection.

And finally, (because isn’t the end of a movie always so much better when there’s a little, added extra?) I’ll make it be so.

Don’t leave behind any popcorn on your way out!

P.S. As a super-special added bonus feature – I just discovered where that bratty Syphylissa got to when she left me (I was so pleased to see the back of her! No more doll porn on my computer!) – she’s only gone and TURNED UP IN AMERICA!

Watch out, USA – nothing is safe any more…


30 thoughts on “Saturday Night At The Movies

  1. LOL really? It's very cleverly done. You don't see anything really…it's all suggestion. Clever things, our minds πŸ˜‰

    Connery's good, I'll admit…but Brosnan wins out for me πŸ˜€


  2. I love the way you did this list! LOVE! And I couldn't even watch the creepy scene, I pretend it never happened! And Pierce Brosnan…. it's either him or Sean Connery for me, there is NO OTHER! Suck it Daniel!


  3. ORLY! Well time to put your money where your mouth is and make us a cover vid πŸ˜‰

    I do love a good Bond film – it's got all the elements you need for a perfect night in πŸ˜€


  4. I like that you broke it down into categories and o.m.g…James Bond! Totally forgot about Mr. Shaken Not Stirred but it's probably just as well because my list would have been a mile long. I do a mean Shirley Bassey impression btw. lol “Gooooldfinguuuuuuhhhh” Wah WAH Waaaahhh


  5. Oh bless your wife! Sweet of you to sit with her as she watched though. That's nice πŸ™‚

    The De Niro is HIGHLY worth watching. It's abso-bloody-lutely hilarious. A fairytale for kids and grown-ups – stellar cast, and wonderfully done. It's probably my fave of all those listed.


  6. Lizzi – Well done, my dear. You're knowledge provides us with an insight yet visible in these dreary dregs called the United States. (okay, I'm done kissing butt! lol) Seriously, great job. I'm not familiar with the DeNiro flick at the end. Funny though! I think I snoozed thought 10 Things and Love Actually while my wife watched them. Good tunes though! Absolutely marvelous and good list!


  7. Haha…your taste in moves is funny. Husby and I never really bought any. We bought one once – “Signs” (of all the movies, right?) and that was years ago. Still it sits in its original packaging. Never been opened. That's when we knew we should just rent. Hahaha. Have a great day!


  8. Ohhhhh have you? I'm looking forward to your post already. I love that movie HARD! And have since forever. I can still just sing the opening theme and I see dogs and frizbees and get all excited because I know it's gonna be SO GOOD! πŸ˜€


  9. Obviously I approved of the Tarantino pick, duh.

    But we might have just become best friends because of that Flight of the Navigator reference. Seriously. Damn did I love (still love) that damn movie. I have it slated for an upcoming post! Good to know I'm not alone. πŸ™‚


  10. It's good, though as I say – I've only seen it the once. I'm not a massive fan of Tarantino, but this scene really stuck (helps that I love 'Stuck In The Middle With You')

    You bring the snacks – we'll have an in-flight movie with Piper and Orca on the way to whichever cold-cold-cold-but-fascinating place you pick next πŸ˜‰


  11. He might well be, but secretly I think it's because he's better looking than the rest of them πŸ˜‰

    I guess perhaps your first Bond is like your first Doctor (though, for me, it was my second Doctor who remains my quintessential).

    It might also have to do with the amazing plays between Bond, Moneypenny and M, when it was Pierce, Dame Judi and Samantha Bond…

    Easy A's gorgeous πŸ˜€


  12. Oh but, but, but Hugh Grant dancing in 10 Downing Street was also absolutely priceless! LOVE that part.

    And Alan Rickman…oh I know he's mean to poor Emma Thompson, but honestly, the man could read the phonebook to me and I would be hanging on his every word. He just has this VOICE…

    And Mr Darcy will always and forever be emerging from that lake, in that shirt, in those grounds, in the sunshine, whatever movie he's in πŸ˜‰

    I'm so surprised you don't know many people who've seen Easy A! It's SO MUCH FUN! Wow! That baffles me! You need to educate them! You have a mission, Lisa!


  13. Reservoir Dogs! on many of our lists, not exactly 'Sound of Music' but I enjoyed it.

    I think I agree about the movies and go-to and such, I have not been in a movie theatre (to see a movie) since 'Risky Business' (30' Rebeccas!!)… we had a decent VHS collection but then the DVDs and now the online thing is making finding the low budget gems more difficult rather less difficult!
    what the hell! lol


  14. My husband and I used to see TONS of movies. As we've gotten older, not so much, but it used to be our thing.
    I LOVED Easy A! I hardly seem to run into people who have seen it. It is just SO funny! (and I want her parents to be my parents)

    But one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES is Love Actually. It is probably the only movie I will always, always stop and watch every single time if I see it on TV. I adore Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Mr. Darcy…er..I mean Colin Firth. I know entire scenes of dialogue and can recite them at a moment's notice. One of my favorite scenes (and it's hard to pick one) is when Hugh Grant and his “Copper” are at a little girl's door searching for Natalie's house and the little girl wants them to sing a Christmas carol. The look of surprise and shock on Hugh Grants face when his police escort guy starts singing Good King Wenceslas in a big booming voice slays me. I am cracking up just thinking about it right now!

    Great picks!!! –Lisa


  15. I like how you did this, Lizzi. Love Actually gets me every time! But your creepy song is blocked from the US on copyright grounds – at least that's what it says when I tried to watch it. Oh well, I loved all the others!


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