December 16, 2020

Remember When Cinema Was Actually Good? (11 Films To Watch)


Nowadays watching movies or television is like being bludgeoned unmercifully by every special interest group that represents .01% of the population and suddenly decided they’re… special!

And you’re an a-hole if you think they’re aren’t!

Some of my favorite flicks (in no particular order) from the good old days…

Language warning on some of the clips…

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

A bit cold and pointless, isn’t it, my lovely? What’s happened to yours, my little sister? (…) What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited. —Alex DeLarge

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

BLAZING SADDLES

What did you expect? “Welcome, sonny?” “Make yourself at home?” “Marry my daughter?” You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons. —Jim

Blazing Saddles (1974)

COOL HAND LUKE

Wish you’d stop bein’ so good to me, Cap’n. —Luke

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

DIRTY HARRY

Now you know why they call me “Dirty Harry”. I get every dirty job that comes along. —Harry Callahan

Dirty Harry (1971)

FIGHT CLUB

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken. —Tyler Durden

Fight Club (1999)

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

How about it? You creeps, you lunatics, mental defectives. Let’s hear it for Bull Goose Randle back in action…You ding-a-lings. The Mental Defective League, in formation. —Randle McMurphy

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

SCARFACE

You a communist? Huh? How’d you like it, man? They tell you all the time what to do, what to think, what to feel. Do you wanna be like a sheep? Like all those other people? Baah! Baah! —Tony Montana

Scarface (1983)

SNATCH

In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary … come again? —Brick Top

Snatch (2000)

STIR CRAZY

125 years… Oh God, Oh God… I’ll be 161 when I get out. —Harry Monroe

Stir Crazy (1980)

TAXI DRIVER

I realize now how much she’s just like the others – cold and distant, and many people are like that. Women for sure. They’re like a union. —Travis Bickle

Taxi Driver (1976)

EASY MONEY

“- Mrs. Monahan: You pollute the air with your smoking. You reek of liquor and God knows what else. You’re an ecological menace!
– Monty Capuletti: Yeah, well you were the inspiration for twin beds!”

Easy Money (1983)

Quotes via Wikiquote

Not saying there isn’t anything worth watching these days.  It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is one shining example of good TV. But the vast majority of television and cinema today is pure, pungent swill.


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