Sunday, July 03, 2005

David Koepp, Entourage, and The Butterscotch Stallion

"Only a hack will just shoot what you wrote. Somebody who cares develops it into your own thing."
-David Koepp

"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies."
-Secondhand Lions

"I'm no good at what I'm being succesfull at."
-Broadcast News

"They are only getting what they justly deserve."
-Ronald fucking Reagan

"He quit cigarettes, not pussy."
-Entourage

"The Butterscotch Stallion."
-Gossip rags referring to Owen Wilson

"Yellow to red!"
"What the fuck does a Samoan know about hotwiring a fucking car?"
"50,000 cars stolen in Samoa every year."
"Well, a million in Detroit."
"Detroit has 50 million cars. Samoa, 50,000. Every one stolen."
-Land of the Dead

Friday, June 03, 2005

George Lucas, Economic Terrorist?

This is amazingly funny.

"Is George Lucas a knowing Economic Terrorist? Lucas KNEW that by releasing the last 'Star Wars' movie what effect it would have on the United States Economy. The movie was released on a working day. Lucas could have well waited to release his movie on Saturday or even Sunday. The effect was a $627 million loss in American Productivity.The box-office take was $158.5 million. That leaves a $468.5 cost to the U.S. Economy. But that's not the end of the loss. Each day, Lucas is losing $1.5 million to pirates -- a capital cost to his investors of $6 million in four days and climbing. The loss could and should have been avoided by release on a Saturday or Sunday, and Simultaneous Distribution to Television, Sales and Rentals. The question becomes, would George Lucas really damage the economy to make a point of his hate for the Republican Party and President George Bush?"
-An actual letter to Roger Ebert

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The Wizard, Lord Joel Silver, and Red Dawn

Sorry about the delay -- I had to return some videotapes.

"It was five to one. I got four."
-Red Dawn

"Having been ripped off, lied to and stabbed in the back by this individual, I'd really rather NOT be giving the fellow any more 'air time.' I'd prefer not to be reminded of his continued existence, frankly. If he's hit by a bus--let me know so I can go piss on his grave--otherwise, give it a rest."
-Erik Larsen on Rob Liefeld

"I want my guys back."
-CSI

"My dad owns a dealership."
-Aqua Teen Hunger Force

"Nooooooooo!"
-Revenge of the Sith

"The only time I use women in films is when they're naked or dead."
-Joel Silver

"So deep I don't know what the fuck it means."
-The Last Boy Scout, First Draft

"With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms."
-Hunter S. Thompson

"I'm more of a refined kind of human being."
-Bad Boys 2

"I love the Power Glove. It's so bad."
-The Wizard

Monday, April 25, 2005

AICN readers...

Word up. Welcome to the blog.

"That's when it hit me; I'd stumbled into an X-rated, miniature EPCOT center."
-Tokyo Suckerpunch

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Barbara Ling, Jim Jarmusch, and Wake Up Ron Burgundy

"It has the flavor of.... being totally automated by.... robotic sensibilities."
-Barbara Ling on her design of The Batcave

"Goddamnit, Chewbacca. You go fix the goddamn hyperdrive."
-Patton Oswalt as Nick Nolte as Han Solo

"Rip the lid off of it!"
-Wake up Ron Burgundy

"I ain't lettin' no bees get near this honey."
-Fresh Prince of Bel Air

"Yeah, I'm trying to institute a new thing in hip-hop culture where everyone calls eath other 'Bill Murray.' Instead of 'dawg' or whatever you call somebody. 'Hey, what the deal, Bill Murray?' Everyone is 'Bill Murray.'"
-Jim Jarmusch

"I'm tired, and apparently I have to direct, like, EVERY scene, so I'm crashing."
-Joss Whedon on Serenity

"New Line and Goyer wouldn't comment on the matter citing ongoing litigation. Snipes is seeking $5 million in damages. In a related story, Wesley Snipes has finally lost his fucking mind. Allegedly."
-JoBlo

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Roger Avary, Peter Berg, and Congo

"To grab someone by the scrotum is gay -- if you grab a man by the balls, you mean business. Trust me, Neil -- this is my territory. Have him grab him by the BALLS."
-Roger Avary to Neil Gaiman

"Talent is luck."
-Manhattan

"Of course, Toole was one-in-a-million. Most unappreciated writers are unappreciated because they suck."
-Craig Mazin

“J.T (Petty) is doing the weight of the writing on it, but I’m going to take all the credit."
-Peter Berg on the upcoming Splinter Cell film

"Well he can shove his law up his ass, if just one word of it says I can't stand by my friend."
-Preacher

"This whole place does the shimmy."
-Congo

"You don't put on a condom unless you're gonna fuck!"
-Crimson Tide

"The bitch ate my haircut."
-Comedian

"The story goes that NASA spent millions trying to develop a pen that would write upside down to be used in space. The russians solved the problem… they gave their cosmonauts a pencil. In other words… sometimes the low-tech, no frills solution is the best. We’ll spend days trying to think up some crazy, complex plot device, and then look at each other and say, 'the pencil.'"
-Derek Haas