After the success of my Memorably Stupid Football Quotes, I just had to do another. Especially as there is no shortage of material. Do you have a favourite? Are you a big football fan?
Whether looking for some form of independence or something more specific, there are more than a few fun films that show the explanatory side of children. How many of the six films below will you deduce?
Who doesn’t love The Simpsons? In it’s first third of episodes, it featured countless wonderful episodes, memorable scenes and hilarious jokes. I recently did a post on eight memorable jokes from that era, but this time I thought I’d highlight how The Simpsons was funny even without dialogue. Which ones makes you laugh most? Do you recognise the episodes they came from? Most of the images are taken from The War of the Simspons.
Marie: I don’t know what’s happened to that store. They used to give you free samples all the time. They even used to help carry your bags to the car.
Frank: Now I have to carry you to the car myself.
Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle in one of sitcom’s most memorable marriages, in the family themed comedy Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 – 2005). Four of the show’s five main stars won at least one acting Emmy, with the only omission being Peter Boyle who was unsuccessful with seven nominations.
The latest TV rights for the Premier being sold for a record £5.136bn, a cool 71% above last time, show that the Premier League is bigger than ever. Filled with elite players, hugely competitive games and a fast-paced, entertaining style, it has delighted since its transformation from the First Division in 1992. It’s frenetic pace has also meant some hilarious gaffes when it comes to pundit and post-match analysis. Do you have a favourite from the eight below?
Cyanide & Happiness is a webcomic written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick and formerly Matt Melvin since 2005. You can find more of their work on their website explosm.net.
With de Niro’s 72nd birthday yesterday, I did a celebratory reblog of one of my first ever features. But one post was never going to be enough for such a film icon, so I’ve added an extra-sized quiz in tribute. To make it slightly trickier, I’ve decided not to include the two films he won an Oscar for to make space for some of his lesser-known films. Where do you rate him among the modern day acting greats? Do you have a favourite performance of his?
As it’s Robert de Niro’s birthday, I’m reblogging one of my older articles as tribute. Do you have a favourite de Niro film? Or a performance of his that blew you away more than any other?
Originally posted on Alex Raphael:
Quite simply, an acting institution. Robert de Niro has been in been in some of the world’s most iconic films, worked with directing greats and uttered some of cinemas most memorable lines. In a remarkable career spanning over 50 years (and counting), we take a closer look at eight of his best films. Scary to think of some of the ones we left out.
Going right back to 1931’s The Champ, Hollywood has always loved the skilful yet brutal dichotomy of boxing, so it takes something pretty damn special to stand out from the others. Raging Bull, about loathsome boxing legend Jake la Motta, is far more than a telling of the rise and fall of a sports star. And by a director Martin Scorcese, who has no interest in boxing, or sports in general, no less. It’s an intense black and white film that refuses to pull…
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