which we take a look at a series of odd movie coincidences - scenes,
jokes, dialogue, even specific camera shots shared between two seemingly
unrelated films. Anyone who's sat through a particular scene in a movie
and thought, "Gee, haven't I seen someone do this somewhere before?"
will know exactly what I'm talking about.
My apologies for the
(literal) bathroom humor. But this one's worth a leak look. Needless to say, the following clips are definitely PG-rated:
A League Of Their Own (Penny Marshall, 1992)
The Naked Gun(David Zucker, 1988)
Interested in more Movie Coincidences of the Day? Click here for our introductory article. Then click here for Part 2.
Actor/rabble rouser/fledgling filmmaker Shia LaBeouf got himself into a bit of hot water last month, when the former Transformers star was accused of plagiarizing someone else's work for HowardContour.com, his 12-minute short about the trials and tribulations of an Internet movie critic. Just to be clear: LaBeouf flat out stole the plot of Daniel Clowes's 2007 comic book Justin M. Damiano, including specific frames and entire lines of dialogue, and tried passing it off his own. (Clowes's name is conspicuously absent from the film itself, and never once during interviews did LaBeouf mention Justin M. Damiano as his source material.)
continuing foray into Disney's fifty official Animated Classics. As
always, don't hesitate to share your thoughts/memories/complaints in the
comments section below. Links to previous entries are also included
(2010; based on the fairy tale Rapunzel
by the Brothers Grimm)
The Plot: A princess whose hair possesses magical
healing powers is imprisoned in a forest tower; on the eve of her 18th
birthday, she escapes and experiences life for the first time, with the help of
a wayward thief.
The Songs: "Incantation Song," "When
Will My Life Begin," "Mother Knows Best," "I've Got A
Dream," "I See The Light," "Something That I Want"
(performed by Grace Potter)
is a devoted family man first, a devout film fan and avid movie watcher second. Everything he knows, he's learned from movies. Some find that a little sad. He's having too much fun to tell the difference.