Line(s) of the Day #MalcolmintheMiddle

Malcolm and lois

Lois: Malcolm, what is all that stuff from your teacher? That woman sends home two or three fliers every day.
Malcolm: She says she wants the parents to be involved as much as possible with the children.
Lois: At school? It’s the only break I get!

Frankie Muniz and Jane Kaczmarek from the family-friendly sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000 – 2006)


Line(s) of the Day #Lovewilltearusapart

Love will tear us apart single cover

When routine bites hard and ambitions are low
And resentment rides high but emotions won’t grow
And we’re changing our ways, taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again
Love, love will tear us apart again

The opening lyrics of the Joy Division song Love will tear us apart in 1981. Though never successful in the charts, decades later it continues to be regarded as a haunting classic.

Reviews and Other Features: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler film poster

Just how important is it to know everything about a gory news story? How much do we want to know about the process that gets that information? And just how far would we go in the same circumstances?

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Line(s) of the Day #TheTheoryofEverything

The Theory of Everything still

There should be no boundaries to human endeavour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.

Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) in the 2015 biopic The Theory of Everything.

Line(s) of the Day #FlightoftheConchords

Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine: Bret dissed a lot of people in that rap thing that he did.
Murray: Who were these people you were dissing? The only one I could make out was Snoopy! What’s your problem with him?
Bret: No, Snoop Dogg.
Murray: Yeah, I know he’s a dog, Bret. I’m not totally in the dark ages. I do go out every once in a while. But, Snoopy’s lovable! Leave him alone

Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby and Bret McKenzie in the New Zealand comedy Flight of the Conchords (2007 -2009).

Line(s) of the Day #Inmylife

In my life The Beatles cover

All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

Taken from the song In My Life from The Beatles’ sixth studio album Rubber Soul.

Line(s) of the Day #SylviaPlath

Slyvia Plath

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Taken from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. Plath was a Boston-born poet, novelist and short-story writer who famously married the poet Ted Hughes.

Film Quizzes: Memory Loss Part 2

There really are more films about memory loss than you would expect, especially in the early part of the century. Will you improve your score from Part 1? As ever, answers are below and you are more than welcome to make any comments regarding any of the films mentioned or even the genre itself.

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 1 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 2 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 3 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 4 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 5 (2000s)

Film Quizzes - Memory loss part 2 film 6 (2000s)

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Line(s) of the Day: Yellow Flicker Beat

Yellow Flicker Beat cover song

I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm.
And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold,
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones,
It keeps my veins hot, the fire’s found a home in me

The opening lyrics of the Lorde song Yellow Flicker Beat, as part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack.