Category Archives: Movies

Quote of the Day: April Fool’s Day


Nikki: My name is Mary O’Reilly O’Toole O’Shea. Somewhere out there is the island my friend Muffy owns. It’s spring break and she’s invited us over there for the weekend and we’re waiting for the ferry now to take us there, and… I don’t know what else to say.

Chaz: [voice] Why don’t you tell us something about yourself?

Nikki: Oh, all right, something about myself. Um, I wanna work with handicapped children, and my parents are my best friends. Oh, and I start convent school next semester… and I fuck on the first date. April Fool’s!

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Return to 1989: February

Return to 1989 February logoCheck out this podcast episode as Todd, Del, and Paul Return to February 1989! We talk about the news events, movie and music releases of that month 30 years ago.

News Events

Feb 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay


Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame


Feb 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends

Feb 21 Paul leaves for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL

Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

Record of the Year

Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Album of the Year

George Michael (producer & artist) for Faith

Song of the Year

Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Best New Artist

Tracy Chapman

Feb 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman’s home, claims to be his wife


Feb 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Feb 26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career


Feb 28 Memo by Bryant Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public



February 3  

Her Alibi

Who’s Harry Crumb?

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

February 10


The Fly II

February 16 

The Mighty Quinn

February 17 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The `Burbs

True Believer


February 1

The Great Radio Controversy by Tesla

Don’t Tell a Soul by The Replacements

February 6

Beyond the Blue Neon by George Strait

Dylan & the Dead by Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead

February 7

As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew

Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Spike by Elvis Costello

February 20

The Raw and the Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals

Storm the Studio by Meat Beat Manifesto

February 22

Jed by Goo Goo Dolls

February 27

Oranges & Lemons by XTC

February 28

Indigo Girls by Indigo Girls

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Quote of the Day: Footloose


Reverend Shaw Moore: [discussing Ariel] We’re losing her, Vi. Don’t you see that?

Vi Moore: No. I see you chasing after her and I see her running from you.

Reverend Shaw Moore: She’s become so willful, so obstinate.

Vi Moore: She’s like her father. The two of you were so wonderful once. You had so much to talk about. I was almost jealous.

Reverend Shaw Moore: It’s not as if we don’t talk. It’s just that sometimes people run out of things to say.

Vi Moore: Shaw, it’s 20 years now I’ve been a minister’s wife. And I’ve been quiet, supportive, unobtrusive and after 20 years I still think you’re a wonderful, a wonderful preacher. You can lift a congregation up so high they have to look down to see heaven. But it’s the one to one where you need a little work.


Happy 73rd birthday to Dianne Wiest!!!

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Quote of the Day: Three Amigos

three amigos

Lucky Day: [Lucky returning to group, now realizing that el Guapo and his gang, are real outlaws] It’s real.

Dusty Bottoms: What?

Lucky Day: This is real.

Ned Nederlander: You mean…

Lucky Day: Yes, they are going… to kill us.

[Amigos begin sobbing pathetically]

Ned Nederlander:
[Sobbing] What am I doing in Mexico.

Lucky Day: [Sobbing] I’ve been shot already.

Ned Nederlander: [Sobbing] I know.

Dusty Bottoms: [Sobbing] What are we gonna do?

Ned Nederlander: [Sobbing] We’re not gonna get PAID, that’s for sure.


Happy 69th birthday to Martin Short!!!

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Quote of the Day: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


[Terrell disobeys Khan’s order to kill Kirk, who taunts Khan over the communicator]

Kirk: Khan, you bloodsucker! You’re going to have to do your own dirty work now! Do you hear me? Do you?

Khan: Kirk? Kirk, you’re still alive, my old friend?

Kirk: Still, “old friend”! You’ve managed to kill just about everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!

Khan: Perhaps I no longer need to try, Admiral.

David Marcus: Oh, no! Let go! He can’t take it…!

[Khan beams the Genesis device away]

Kirk: Khan… Khan, you’ve got Genesis, but you don’t have me. You were going to kill me, Khan. You’re going to have to come down here. You’re going to have to come down here!

Khan: I’ve done far worse than kill you. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet… buried alive! Buried alive…!



Happy 88th birthday to William Shatner!!!

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Quote of the Day: Porky’s

Wendy: [answering the phone behind the counter at the roadside diner] Deadbeats.

Pee Wee Morris: [into pay phone, disguising his voice] Hello. Hi. I’m lookin’ for a friend of mine. He’s s’posed to be there.

Wendy: Uh, what’s his name?

Pee Wee Morris: His name’s Michael Hunt… uh Mike, Mike. Yes, Mike.

Wendy: Mike Hunt? Okay, just hang on a minute.

[raising her voice to address the patrons]

Wendy: Is Mike Hunt here?

[Pee Wee laughs]

Wendy: Is Mike Hunt here?

[several patrons begin to snicker]

Wendy: Has anybody seen Mike Hunt?

[patrons begin to cackle uncontrollably]

Meat: Practically everybody in town, from what I hear.


Porky’s was released in theaters on this day 37 years ago (March 19. 1982)

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Episode 24: Helen O’Hara – Best Movies of the 80s/The Princess Bride

Welcome Helen O’Hara, from Empire Magazine (and Empire Film Podcast) and The Telegraph, as well as author of the new book, Best Movies of the 80s.

Helen and Paul discuss Helen’s awesome new book, Best Movies of the 80s (available on Amazon). They also dive into one of the movies that is covered in the book – The Princess Bride. They talk about the actors and characters, as well as some behind the scenes stories, and not to mention, a philosophical discussion about female titles in film (or a lack thereof).

Enjoy the show! And get Helen’s book, Best Movies of the 80s, and follow her on Twitter @HelenLOHara. Also, if you can’t get enough of her here, go check her out on The Empire Film Podcast.

Contact Helen

Twitter @HelenLOHara

Empire Magazine

Be sure to get Helen’s book, Best Movies of the 80s. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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The song sample at the very end of the podcast is “Storybook Love” by Mark Knopfler: