“Hail, hail East Germany
Land of fruit and grape
Land where you’ll regret
If you try to escape
No matter if you tunnel under or take a running jump at the wall
Forget it, the guards will kill you, if the electrified fence doesn’t first.”
Thunderheart was a little disappointing, but I like Graham Greene. The Doors is a so-so Oliver Stone flick, but Kilmer’s performance is really good. Besides, we get to see Kathleen Quinlan naked. Always a good thing.
Willow is great movie, although it may pale in comparison to LOTR.
Tombstone is excellent. **The Doors ** is a piece of self-important trash, ruined by the direction. But…Kilmer is excellent in it, and does all of his own singing. His voice is spookily similar to Morrison’s.
(My husband and I say that to each other all the time. We saw this in the theater and it’s still funny to us.)
I’ll chime in with another recommendation for Real Genius. It’s one of our favorite films. There’s a lot of good music in it too, including “You Took Advantage of Me” which only means something after you’ve seen the film. And I’ll always associate “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” with THIS movie, and nothing else. It plays through the end credits and is the perfect cap to the movie. I highly recommend sitting through the credits and letting the song soak in. Even if you’ve heard it a million times, I’d hope you hear it in a different light, as part of the movie. The lyrics are just…perfect.
We watched Get Shorty the other night and I yelled out “Lazlo!” when Jon Gries showed up. I’d forgotten he was in it. He was Delroy Lindo’s partner, the one who gets plugged by Ray ‘Bones’ Barboni. He was also the lunkhead uncle in Napolean Dynamite. Typecasting sucks, but he’ll always be Lazlo Hollyfeld to me. I loved Michelle Meyrink too. Too bad she quit acting. Val’s always great, even in not so good movies, but this is my favorite film by him too. He’s so goofy and fun and has all the best lines, he’s delightful.
Back to Top Secret, an even goofier movie, Die Sauerkraut ist in mein Lederhosen.
Since I am a huge fan of “Top Secret”, please make accurate quotes:
I’m not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
I believe “Top Secret” was mentioned in another thread a month or 2 ago. “Dopers” were surprised when I mentioned that (hard as it is to believe) there are some people who do not find this movie funny. I think it’s a riot.