Greatest Musical Numbers for Seemingly No Reason…

14 07 2014

Who doesn’t love a countdown! This list first appeared on Tumblr, it was compiled by self-appointed movie critic (and all around pop culture junkie) LauraLikedThatMovie.

Life is random, or so they say. And if life imitates art, as they also say, I guess we have to accept the blah-blah-blahs and the hit-its and the jump-backs that flesh it out.
Now, the title says “Greatest Musical Numbers for Seemingly No Reason,” not because the vibrant and loud twists to the plots are unnecessary, but because in large part they are inessential to moving said plot along. Sometimes, there just needs to be a song or dance number in a non-musical movie. Sometimes they rock, and sometimes they sting. The twenty or so listed below are the best we’ve seen…

 

2020. “Time After Time,” ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
(Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Alan Cumming)

1919. “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling,” TOP GUN
(Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards)


1818.  
“My Little Buttercup,” THE THREE AMIGOS
(Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short)

1717.  “ABC,” CLERKS 2
(Ensemble)

1616. “Say a Little Prayer for You,” MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING
(Rupert Everett & Ensemble)

1515. “You Don’t Own Me,” THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
(Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Bette Middler)

1414. “I Think I Love You,” SCREAM 2
(Jerry O’Connell)

1313. “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” EASY A
(Emma Stone)

1212. “Backstreet’s Back,” THIS IS THE END
(BSB, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson)

1111. “One Night in Bangkok,” THE HANGOVER PART II
(Mike Tyson)

1010. “I Put a Spell On You,” HOCUS POCUS
(Bette Middler)

99. “Thriller,” 13 GOING ON 30
(Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo)

88. “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
(Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle)

77. “Grow Old with You,” THE WEDDING SINGER
(Adam Sandler)

66. “Bennie & the Jets,” 27 DRESSES
(James Marsden, Katherine Heigl)

55. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
(Heath Ledger)

44. “Try a Little Tenderness,” PRETTY IN PINK
(Jon Cryer)

33. “We Are Not Alone,” THE BREAKFAST CLUB
(Ensemble)

22. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” WAYNE’S WORLD
(Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey)

11. “Danke Shoen/Twist & Shout,” FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
(Matthew Broderick)

 

 

 

 

Definitely comment below if there is a spontaneous song or some cheesy choreo I need to see! The scenes included in this article are based only the films I’ve seen personally… so enlighten me if there is another number you think deserves a spot.

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This TWILIGHT Thing Is Totally Lost On Me

27 11 2011

In 10 days, the latest installment of the Twilight saga has raked in over $220 million domestically, and just under $500 million in the international market.

The franchise as a whole is worth just over $2 billion.

Some of the cast & crew appeared together at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

I think it best to examine my feelings of confusion and disinterest in list form…

1. Vampire trend.
      Why are they so big? People act like this series of books/films are totally novel. Like The Lost Boys and Interview with a Vampire weren’t totally freaking amazing a mere decade or so ago.
     If vamps are the monster of the moment, fine.  Werewolves, zombies, demons and deformed cretins have had their share of exposure in creative, popular culture — but I find the Twilight series to have exasperated the genre.

2. Die-hards argue that the books are “so well written.”
    BULL. SHIT.  Stephanie Meyer got lucky, and that’s all there is too it. I have skimmed the novels and I have sampled the films. THEY. ARE. GARBAGE!  The writing is poor, the filming is strangely filtered, and the acting is C-List AT BEST.
   These books were totally targeted at middle-school age girls, and all it has done is reiterate the archane idea that everybody better find a man to sweep them off their feet.  These books have made an entire generation of young women, already at a disadvantage thanks to desensitization at the hands (mouth) of the Biebs and Miley Cyrus, stupider.

3. Fandemonium.
     Grown people, 99.999% women, getting tattoos of imagery from this “saga.” IT IS INSANE! They are ridiculous!
I hope they have people in their lives to taunt them relentlessly about their epicly poor choice to permanently etch a piece of literature that people in the future will look back and laughingly condemn us for.

4. The subject matter is a little mature considering Bella, Edward & the gang are supposed to be high school students. I thought followers of the LDS Church were highly moral individuals — this is risque stuff for Meyer to have thought up, never mind write down and publish.
       Women are going nuts for this, and taking their like 6 year old children to the movies! It freaks me out, plain and simple.   If you are a mother, you should not have a purse from Hot Topic with Robert Pattinson’s flat fucking no talent  pale face on it.  End of story.