February 2, 1993

Groundhog Day

groundhogA perfect movie for Bill Murray, even the presence of Andie MacDowell cannot spoil this movie. I saw it twice in February 1993.
Ned: Phil? Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!
Phil: Hi, thanks for watching. [Starts to walk away]
Ned: Hey now, don't you tell me you don't remember me, 'cause I sure as heck-fire remember you.
Phil: Not a chance.
Ned: Ned... Ryerson. "Needlenose Ned"? "Ned the Head"? C'mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing. Ned Ryerson, got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn't graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson, I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple of times until you told me not to anymore? Well?
Phil: Ned Ryerson?
Ned: BING!
Phil: [resigned] Bing.

February 1, 1993

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

A funnier-than-it-deserves "Lethal Weapon" parody, starring Emilio Estevez as the burnt out suicidal cop, and Samuel L. Jackson as the about-to-retire straight arrow detective. Also starring Kathy Ireland, William Shatner, Tim Curry, and Jon Lovitz, with cameos by Academy Award winners Whoopi Goldberg, F. Murray Abraham... and Denis Leary, J.T. Walsh, James Doohan, Corey Feldman, Phil Hartman, Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Paul Gleason, Bruce Willis, Charlie Sheen, and Denise Richards (Richards and Sheen would marry 9 years later, and divorce 13 years later.)
At the convenience store counter...
Colt: Nice weather? You think we're having... nice weather? I guess you didn't lose the only one that meant anything in your life. I guess you don't feel burned out by the human misery and despair perpetrated by the criminal vermin that infest every pore of this decaying city, forcing you to guzzle cheap wine and cheaper whiskey to dull the pain that shatters your heart, rips at your soul, and keeps your days forever gray... What flavor Icee you got today?
Clerk: Kiwi Cherry.
Colt: Yuck.