Five Films Featuring…Clock Towers!

Did you know, a Clock Tower and a Bell Tower are considered two different kinds of towers by the highly reliable source for settling petty and pointless arguments, Wikipedia? For that reason, you won’t find Vertigo (HU DVD 14) on this list. But in any case, it’s TIME (get it??) to enjoy Five Films Featuring…Clock … Continue reading “Five Films Featuring…Clock Towers!”

Did you know, a Clock Tower and a Bell Tower are considered two different kinds of towers by the highly reliable source for settling petty and pointless arguments, Wikipedia? For that reason, you won’t find Vertigo (HU DVD 14) on this list. But in any case, it’s TIME (get it??) to enjoy Five Films Featuring…Clock Towers!

1. The Hudsucker Proxy (HU DVD 1054)

Coen brothers. Clock tower. Excellent fonts.

2. The Great Mouse Detective (HU DVD 13262)

If this Big Ben chase scene (at approximately this VHS quality) is not a part of your childhood, I feel sad for you.

3. Safety Last (HU DVD 8483)

I have been informed that this is not in fact a scene on a clock tower, but is merely a clock ON a tower so I might as well have included Vertigo, but I’m still in favor of highlighting this iconic scene from Safety Last.

4. Hook (HU DVD 8785)

As you can see, this movie features a…kind of…clock tower. (I mean it’s obviously the coolest clock tower on this list, even if it is a crocodile.)

And, because you know I can’t help myself, we have number five:

5. Back To The Future (HU DVD 7840)

Because obvious.

Five Films Featuring…Torches!

Fun fact: the entire time I read the Chronicles of Narnia, it never occurred to me that the torch Edmund had was a flashlight. Torches of the fiery variety show up (pretty predictably) in monster-burning scenes paired with pitchforks, and also, you know, when people need light and fire is handy. But, without further ado, … Continue reading “Five Films Featuring…Torches!”

Fun fact: the entire time I read the Chronicles of Narnia, it never occurred to me that the torch Edmund had was a flashlight. Torches of the fiery variety show up (pretty predictably) in monster-burning scenes paired with pitchforks, and also, you know, when people need light and fire is handy. But, without further ado, Five Films Featuring Torches!

1. National Treasure (HU DVD 11187)

Torches. They has them. (I will never watch this movie.)

2. Ace Ventura (We don’t have it! I’m leaving this in because how the hell do we own national treasure and not Ace Ventura???)

Jim Carrey: “All I really need is my torch.” Lolz.

3. The Revenant (HU DVD 13120)

Honestly I just liked these images, and this movie was so beautifully shot. There’s something both menacing and beautiful about torch light, probably from associations we’ve built up over time from images like these.

4. Snowpiercer (HU DVD 11486)

Remember the epic torch charge? This scene is so good.

5. Frankenstein (1931) (HU DVD 860)

And, of course, our classic torch-wielding mob scene. Enjoy.

For additional fun, you can find a ton more of these on tvtropes because man do Hollywood Torches come up a lot.

Happy Friday!

Five Films Featuring…Hair Dryers!

Happy Friday! Today we’re looking at Five Films Featuring…Hair Dryers! Why? I have no idea. But this one came out kind of interesting! I decided that beauty salons were cheating, so this one was really hard. 1. What Women Want (HU DVD 5279) Mel Gibson’s path to enlightenment involves water and a hair dryer. 2. … Continue reading “Five Films Featuring…Hair Dryers!”

Happy Friday! Today we’re looking at Five Films Featuring…Hair Dryers!

Why? I have no idea. But this one came out kind of interesting! I decided that beauty salons were cheating, so this one was really hard.

1. What Women Want (HU DVD 5279)

Mel Gibson’s path to enlightenment involves water and a hair dryer.

2. Spaceballs (HU DVD 8895)

No explanation needed. This movie is amazing. This scene is incredible.

3. Thelma and Louise (HU DVD 1169)

Important demonstration of shirtless bank robbing skills by Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise using a hair dryer.

4. Back To The Future (HU DVD 7840)

Can’t even go a week without this movie. Part of Marty’s extra terrestrial get up here includes a hair dryer. Fun fact: it disappears from his belt, landing this scene on a lot of “goofs” lists.

5. Play It Again Sam (HU DVD 8491)

Poor Woody Allen gets pathetically blown around by a hair dryer while he’s getting ready for a date in Play It Again Sam.

Today you get a bonus SIXTH film that was too good to leave out: Eastern Promises (HU DVD 3665) features a scene where a corpse is defrosted with a Hair Dryer. Which is super gross.

That’s it for today! Have an awesome Friday!

Five Films Featuring…Cakes!

Happy Friday! It’s time for Five Films Featuring…CAKES! Originally I had wanted to do cupcakes, but holy cow it is hard to find cupcakes in movies. But, for our first pick: 1. Bridesmaids (HU DVD 9104) The saddest, loneliest, prettiest cupcake in the world. 2. Singing in the Rain (HU DVD 674) Not a real … Continue reading “Five Films Featuring…Cakes!”

Happy Friday! It’s time for Five Films Featuring…CAKES!

Originally I had wanted to do cupcakes, but holy cow it is hard to find cupcakes in movies. But, for our first pick:

1. Bridesmaids (HU DVD 9104)

The saddest, loneliest, prettiest cupcake in the world.


2. Singing in the Rain (HU DVD 674)

Not a real cake, but a totally adorable dance number in this classic.

3. Back To The Future (HU DVD 7840)

Remember the pathetic “Welcome Home Uncle Joey” cake?

4. Room (HU DVD 13183)

Ahhh the really depressing birthday cake in Room.

5. Matilda (HU DVD 11525)

Who doesn’t remember the great triumph of Bruce Bogtrotter’s giant cake? This is possibly one of the best shows of defiance I ever remember on film. “You can do it, Brucie!”

Hungry now?