Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back To The Future, according to its taglines

There are pictures of me from high school where I’m obviously going for a Marty McFly look. Which is why I’m certain 70% of plutonium is used by people attempting to go back in time to slap themselves. 

Back To The Future has its 25th anniversary on July 3. The year 1985 plays such a big role in all three films, it’s hard to forget it. I had to look up the date, though. 
And that’s where I discovered that the movie sure had a lot of taglines:

He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. [UK]

17 year old Marty McFly got home early 
last night. 30 years early.

1.21 gigawatts of fun!*

He was never in time for his classes... 
He wasn't in time for his dinner... 
Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all.

Marty McFly’s open. To a world of change.*

For everyone who’s been itching for more from the star of Poison Ivy!*

His Family Ties have just come undone.*

Marty McFly just broke the time barrier. He's only got one week to get it fixed.

Go back in time before you knew Crispin Glover was such a weirdo. (Re-release)*

What do you bet Eric Stoltz wishes he had a time machine about now?*

*Made-up. I'd love to hear your versions. (Somebody's gotta make this funny.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Saw this again. Hammier than I remembered. 

This film could've been more accurately reflected with the tagline:

"Just because we're holding hands doesn't mean we'll be taking warm showers together until the wee hours of the morning."

Great poster though. 

And that mud-fight scene between Clint and the weasely by-the-books Marine is straight out of Batman:  The Dark Knight Returns.
Both from 1986. Hmm.

I'm tellin' you, someone needs to hire Mr. Eastwood as an older Bruce Wayne ... fast.

I remembered the movie mud-fight scene being longer, but I was probably thinking of the comic book.

That year, my friend Mike and I thought Clint's voice sounded completely shot. But I guess it was more of an affectation for the role.

How is it possible that Mike and would have gone to see both this and An American Tail (in which he fell asleep) at the theater in the same year? We were bored in a small town.

Clint was already on my mind after re-watching this movie, and then this incredible set jumped out at me at Costco:

I'm thinking Clint Eastwood:  35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros would make a worthy gift for my dad.

1. Where Eagles Dare, 1968
2. Kelly’s Heroes, 1970
3. Dirty Harry, 1971
4. Magnum Force, 1973
5. The Enforcer, 1975
6. The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976
7. The Gauntlet, 1977
8. Every Which Way but Loose, 1978
9. Bronco Billy, 1980
10. Any Which Way You Can, 1980
11. Honkytonk Man, 1982
12. Firefox, 1982,
13. Sudden Impact, 1983
14. City Heat, 1984
15. Tightrope, 1984
16. Pale Rider, 1985
17. Heartbreak Ridge, 1986
18. Bird, 1988
19. The Dead Pool, 1988
20. Pink Cadillac, 1989
21. White Hunter, Black Heart, 1990
22. The Rookie, 1990
23. Unforgiven, 1992
24. A Perfect World, 1993
25. The Bridges of Madison County, 1995
26. Absolute Power, 1997
27. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 1997
28. True Crime, 1999
29. Space Cowboys, 2000
30. Blood Work, 2002
31. Mystic River, 2003
32. Million Dollar Baby, 2004
33. Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006
34. Gran Torino, 2008
35. The Eastwood Factor, 2009

But seriously. We really need to see a Batman credit on Clint Eastwood's resume before his career is done.