All posts tagged: meet the parents

Does Spelling Count?: Comedy and War Film Alphabets

For any of you out there having children…well children you intend to raise I should say. I encourage you to teach them the alphabet through these posters by Stephen Wildish. That way you get entertained while you teach! And when you get down to it, it’s all about you right? I mean, what have these theoretical unborn children ever done for you? Enjoy the posters.   For those of you who want to lie and claim you got them all right, here are the answers you filthy, filthy, lying cheaters. Enjoy! Comedy: Anchorman, Best In Show, Carry On Doctor, Doctor Strangelove, Elf, Four Lions, Groundhog Day, Happy Gilmore, In The Loop, The Jerk, Kingpin, The Life of Brian, Meet The Parents, Napoleon Dynamite, Old School, The Pink Panther, Quick Change, Roxanne, Spaceballs, This Is Spinal Tap, Uncle Buck, Vice Versa, Withnail and I, Project X, Young Frankenstein, Zoolander War: Apocalypse Now, Bridge on the River Kwai, Casablanca, Downfall, Escape to Victory, Full Metal Jacket, Great Escape, Heroes of Telemark, Inglourious Basterds, Jarhead, Kelly’s Heroes, Letters …

Randy Newman makes fun of short people

It’s hard to reflect of some of the most iconic Pixar/Disney films without having fond memories of their soundtrack/score. Toy Story, for instance, is a film that always brings me a fuzzy warm feeling when I see the opening credits. Not only am I reminded of the loveable characters, but the films title track “You got a friend in me” will always transport me to a simpler, happier time. And whether it be the Toy Story films, Cars, A Bug’s Life or even Meet the Parents, those films wouldn’t pack the same punch without the musical stylings of one Randy Newman. If you’re not familiar with Randy Newman, here’s his story….He’s a musician who had minor success in the 1970’s but didn’t find his true calling till the 90’s when he partnered with Disney to make soundtracks for the films listed above. His voice and style are very whimsical making his songs simple, silly and fun. Oddly enough one of his biggest solo hits was a song that was wildly misinterpreted. The track was called …