Saturday, 29 December 2012

Best Mae West Quotes

"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

"When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better."

"A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."

"Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often."

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."

"It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it."

"When women go wrong, men go right after them."

"I speak two languages. Body and English."

"Men are easy to get but hard to keep."

"Personally I like two types of men. Domestic and foreign."

"Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly."

"Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present."

"It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men."

"I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself."

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Other Actors Considered For Famous Roles

Dr. No (1962): Sean Connery made history as British secret service agent James Bond. But could you see Cary Grant or Patrick Magoohan (The Prisoner) as 007. Or even a much younger Roger Moore.

The Godfather (1972): Al Pacino hit the big time playing Michael Corleone but could you imagine Warren Beatty in that part. How about Jack Nicholson or Ryan O'Neal? Actors considered to play Vito Corleone include Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra and Danny Thomas.

Star Wars (1977): Robert Englund, who later found fame as Freddie Kruger in the Nightmare On Elm Street movies, auditioned for the part of Luke Skywalker. So did William Katt, Perry King and Bruce Boxleitner.
James Caan, Nick Nolte and Al Pacino were all considered to play Han Solo, while Cindy Williams, Jodie Foster and Eve Plumb (of the Brady Bunch?!) were up for Princess Leia. How about Orson Welles as the voice of Darth Vader.

Superman (1978): Both Warren Beatty and Jeff Bridges were considered for the part of Clark Kent / Superman. So were James Caan, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Ryan O'Neal. Carrie Fisher and Jessica Lange were considered for Lois Lane. Dustin Hoffman turned down the role of Lex Luthor.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981): Can you imagine someone else other than Harrison Ford in the fedora? How about Jeff Bridges or Willem Dafoe? Others who auditioned were Sam Neill, Tom Selleck and Nick Nolte.

Back To The Future (1985): Eric Stoltz (Mask) originally was cast to play Marty McFly but was replaced by Michael J. Fox and the rest, as they say, is history. Both Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell were up for the part as well. Jeff Goldblum and John Lithgow were both considered to play Doc Brown.

The Lord Of The Rings (Trilogy 2001-2003): Sean Connery as Gandalf? Russell Crowe or Daniel Day-Lewis as Aragon?? Jake Gyllenhaal as Frodo??? Hard to imagine but all were considered.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Most Successful Christmas Movies

Non Animated:

1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): Jim Carrey is the perfect choice as the Grinch in this live action adaptation of Dr. Seuss' book. Ron Howard directs. 260m

2. Elf (2003): Will Ferrell plays an overgrown elf who visits the big city. Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man).  173m

3. The Santa Clause (1994): The first of a series of films where Tim Allen becomes the next Santa Claus. 144m

4. The Santa Clause 2 (2002):  This time Santa has to find a wife. 139m

5. Four Christmases (2008): The plot is in the title. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star. 120m

6. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006):  Santa vs. Jack Frost. Martin Short co-stars. 84m

7. Christmas With The Kranks (2004): More with Tim Allen. This time he co-stars with Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd.  73m

8. Fred Claus (2007):  More with Vince Vaughn. This time playing Santa's brother. 72m

9. Christmas Vacation (1989):  Chevy Chase stars in the third and most successful of the Vacation movies. 71m

10. Jingle All The Way (1996): Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a father competing with other fathers for a popular toy.  60m


1. The Polar Express (2004): A boy takes a train ride to the north pole. Tom Hanks voices the conductor. 182m

2. A Christmas Carol (2009): Retelling of Charles Dicken's story. Jim Carrey voices Scrooge.137m

3. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): stop motion animated tale about the king of Halloween meeting Santa.75m

4. Arthur Christmas (2011): Story about Santa's son 46m