Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Vern's Top 10 Favorite Scenes From Movies: Part 1

There are many movies released every single year and a lot of them feature some really great moments.  Now I don't have the time to list every single favorite moment, so instead I am only going to list ten of my favorites every month.  There are no numbers or any sort of countdown, because this is not a best list.  To me, all of these picks get high recommendations and they come from movies that deserve to be seen.

So what flicks made the cut this month?  Let's go find out.

True Lies.  1994

In this classic scene, Jamie Lee Curtis' character has been bribed by the feds to plant a bug at a guy's hotel room, not knowing this whole charade was set up by her husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger).  This is a great scene because it's both very sexy and very funny.  James Cameron needs to stop dicking around with 3D and get back to being a great storyteller.

Videodrome.  1982

Max (James Woods) is all set to relax one night and watch a little T.V.  The odd thing is that the TV itself comes to life and he ends up making out with it.  "Videodrome" by David Cronenberg has other really odd moments, but this one just stands out the most for me.

The Little Mermaid.  1989

I might get a lot of flack for saying this, but I really liked this movie.  This is a movie my sister would watch constantly and I ended up really appreciating the hell out of it.  The animation is beautiful and the songs are really good.  I hope we get a Blue Ray of this shortly, because this would look amazing in 1080P.

Bringing Up Baby.  1938

It doesn't matter how old this movie is, I find it to be very funny.  The dialogue is pure gold and the chemistry between Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn just sparkles.  In this scene, Cary's character meets Hepburn's leopard, Baby.

Robocop.  1987

Kenny is very excited to be starting his first job at Oscorp.  After being unemployed for a few years, he's finally gotten a job at a lucrative company that offers great benefits, including dental and health.  Let's take a look at one of their early morning meetings.  This scene is both very violent and very funny.

Pulp Fiction.  1994

This movie has a lot of great moments, but this one with Uma Thurman dancing to "Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon"  really stood out for me.  Also, the scene with John Travolta talking to himself in the bathroom is very funny.

Before Sunrise.  1995

Never before, or since, have I seen a movie that captures what it is like to fall in love with someone.  Both "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" show this evolution of two people (Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) who were meant to be together.  I usually don't like romantic movies, but I love this.

The Shining.  1980

 It's hard for me to to pick just one scene from this movie, so I'm sure you will find other scenes being featured in the future.  In this scene, Jack Torrence (Jack Nicholson) meets Delbert Grady (Phillip Stone) in the bathroom and learns some horrifying secrets about the Overlook Hotel.  The scene is very creepy because of the way Mr. Grady describes how he "Corrected" his wife and daughters.

Batman Returns.  1992

Many people seem to discredit this sequel, but I find it to be much darker than Tim Burton's earlier debut of The Dark Knight.  The scene of Selina Kyle's (Michelle Pfeiffer) transformation into Catwoman is a lot of fun.  She goes completely off the rails and is batshit crazy, but I love it.  A really nice job.

Network.  1976

I know I could have put the "I'm Mad As Hell" speech on here and it would have been just fine, because that is a classic scene.  However, this one seems to be more relevant - especially today.  It's so scary how accurately this movie predicted what our society would look like.


  1. NICE selection on the "Money" speech from "Network". It's completely overshadowed by Howard Beals rants, yet it's SOOOOOO freaking true and scary. LOL

    Love that Shining scene, too. "I'll just set my bourbon and avocat down, here..." :D LOL

    1. Thanks for comenting on my Post Fogs. I though about adding any scene with Faye Dunaway because she was really good in her momnets too. Damn More people need to watch this.

  2. Oh great choices, love Selina's transformation scene. The scene where Travolta is talking to himself in the bathroom is one of the funniest parts of the movie.

    1. Thanks Sati.

      I loved Hathaway's catwoman, but Pfeiffer was fucking nuts, and I loved every moment of it

  3. Great choices indeed. And don't be sorry for liking The Little Mermaid. Some people don't seem to realise that favourite films are sometimes attached to personal experience or something relatable. Plus, I like it too!

    1. I only say that because it's not my favorite animated flick. Although I will be buying the blueray of this when it comes out

      Thanks for the comments

  4. Nice choices! Especially The Little Mermaid and Network. Those are 2 of my personal favs.

    1. I just had a thought of those movies joining forces. What an odd combo that would make. Thanks for the comments

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