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Hannibal: Dr. Lector Now Coming to NBC! First Trailer for New Show…

Quick! What’s the weirdest, stupidest, most nonsensical idea for a network television drama you can think of? Is it a story about sub-trans-dimensional mice cross breeding with a race of intergalactic spiders in a horrifying plot to steal all of Earth’s cheese? No? Ok. Was it a watered down TV version of the infamously non-TV appropriate cannibal/murderer/insane character Hannibal Lector? Then BOY HAVE I GOT GREAT NEWS FOR YOU!

So let’s pretend for a minute that the idea isn’t inherently flawed, and instead focus on what could be good about this. Firstly, Mads Mikkelson as Hannibal Lector is pretty excellent casting, and anybody who’s seen the Pusher movies or Valhalla Rising knows the guy has the chops to pull off the role. The problem with that is it’ll inevitably create a terrible vacuum as he’ll be the only good thing about the show, and almost everything else will be awful. I mean, I don’t expect Laurence Fishburne to stay on the cast for long. If there was ever a character who reeked of “Shocking Surprise Death!” it’s him. The whole show seems like a doomed idea, because Hannibal just doesn’t seem suited for any sort of long form serialized medium, and especially the medium of network television. Will he suddenly just NOT be a cannibal? Or will they skirt around it with implications and whatnot? Furthermore, the whole thing looks like somebody saw Silence Of The Lambs, Red Dragon, Manhunter and Hannibal and said “MAKE IT A SHOW DAMMIT!”

Pictured: Macklemore.
Pictured: Macklemore.

On top of that I have a weird personal problem where I keep getting Mads Mikkelson mixed up with recent hip hop artist Macklemore. Well, not literally. I just got really drunk once and couldn’t say “Mads Mikkelson”, and kept slurring his name until “Macklemore” came out, and eventually I started insisting that Macklemore was actually an actor and was really good in Casino Royale. It annoyed everyone.

#25 – Countdown to Halloween: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the greatest and most influential horror films of all time. Based on the 1988 novel by Thomas Harris, the movie was released in 1991.Not only did it shock and disturb audiences everywhere, but it set a new standard for horror movies. This was not just another gore-filled hack-and-slash. This is a complete mind-blowing thriller, and one of my favorite movies of all time.

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#27 – Countdown to Halloween: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)

Aside from college football, playoff baseball, and hunting season, one of the many rewards I benefit from in the month of October is that it also seems to be the unofficial horror movie month. There’s something about taking two hours out of your day, to completely detach yourself from the real world, and scare the shit out of your girlfriend, that I continuously get enjoyment out of. One of my favorite horror movies of all time, and the one that I have decided to write my first horror movie review on is, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

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Fade Out: 25 of Hollywood’s Greatest Closing Lines

Everyone wants their last words to be memorable. This is the same for screenwriters. If the movie ends with a great last line, it tends to be more memorable and leave you with a feeling of “that was clever”. While re-watching Almost Famous recently for the millionth time, I chuckled out loud to myself as Russell Hammond says to William: “and you can tell Rolling Stone my last words were… I’M ON DRUGS!” William yells to him: “Russell… I think we should work on those last words”.

This is my list of the 25 greatest closing movie lines of all time.



Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Fight Club

You met me at a very strange time of my life.


It’s sad, when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. But I couldn’t allow them to believe that I would commit murder. They’ll put him away now, as I should have years ago. He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man… as if I could do anything but just sit and stare, like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can’t move a finger, and I won’t. I’ll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do… suspect me. They’re probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I’m not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching… they’ll see. They’ll see and they’ll know, and they’ll say, “Why, she wouldn’t even harm a fly…”

American Psycho

This confession has meant nothing.


Ernest Hemingway once wrote: ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.

Silence of the Lambs

I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye. 

Beauty and the Beast

chipDo I still have to sleep in the cupboard?

Stand by Me

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?

The Wizard Of Oz

There’s no place like home.

The Dark Knight

Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.

American History X

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:

But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man that suddenly got everything he always wanted...He lived happily ever after.

Friday the 13th

But he…then he’s still there.


Now, where was I?


Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ This is my gift. My curse. Who am I? I’m Spider-Man.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

One more thing Sophie… Is she aware her daughter is still alive?

Back to the Future

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

The Shawshank Redemption

I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.


-Storm’s getting worse.
-We’ll pass through it soon enough…What was that?

No Country for Old Men

And in the dream I knew that he was goin’ on ahead and he was fixin’ to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold. And I knew that whenever I got there, he’d be there. And then I woke up.

The Usual Suspects

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that…he’s gone.


You better not cut up nor otherwise harm whores, or I’ll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches.   

The Princess Bride

As You Wish.  

Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead

 Where is the babysitter? 

The Devil’s Advocate

  Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.

Superman II

 Good afternoon, Mr. President. Sorry I’ve been away so long. I won’t let you down again.

An honorable mention goes to Lost in Translation for the whispers. Feel free to comment with your input…

Thank you Rachael Ann, Jason Wild, Dr. Kronner, and SupaScoot for your input.