Oo De Lally, Oo De Lally, Gulp Gulp Gulp.
Happy Prohibition Repeal Day, folks! What a prime time to describe an undiscovered treasure to you, the 1973 release of Disney’s 21st animated film Robin Hood.
“What the hell are you smoking Esteban?!”, you might be asking. “The seventies blew, and there’s at least one better Robin Hood movie out there, that one with Morgan Freeman slicing up Englishman with a humongous scimitar.”
Yes, you’re right, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a far superior movie, one that really works when you want a darker perspective of the story, or just want to take a nap. But if you want to get wasted and be shocked at surprisingly character development, catchy tooth whistling, highs, lows, and tonnes of rule enforcement, it’s your lucky day. Fire up your stolen Netflix account and get after it on this glorious Thirsty Thursday.
Drink Every Time…
- A new song is played
- A character puts on a new disguise
- Prince John laughs in any capacity
- Thumb sucking occurs
- Sir Hiss gets abused (verbally, physically, et. al.)
DEATH RULE for Disney fanatics
- Drink every time you see a repeated animation, and give out double if you can name the movie the repeat is from.
Regular DEATH RULE
- Drink every time someone says “Oh De Lally”.
Oh there’s a drunkard inside of these bones…
In my family, I’m the person that’s the hardest to shop for. Don’t know what it is. But there’s just one every 4-5 years that my family will find out that I like and abuse. Between the years of 10-15, that one thing was “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
- Jack Skellington Tie
- Jack Skellington Shower Curtain
- Jack Skellington Yatzee Game
- Jack Skellington T-Shirt
- 2 Copies of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” DVD
Sally wasn’t really a major character in the movie and thus I guess she wasn’t really a major source for gift purchasing.
The movie masterfully put together by Tim Burton’s neon driven imagination and hundreds of stop motion animator hands (which I’m sure have worked on his subsequent films of the same vein; “Corpse Bride”,
“Caroline” ”Coraline”, “Batman”) Danny Elfman absolutely kills it on the soundtrack which can’t be ignored in these drinking game rules, especially when sometimes it’s played to lull my sister to sleep on her air mattress in CT.
Enjoy this special holiday (Halloween or Christmas? You be the judge) edition of a long overdue movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Drink every time…
- worlds are changed
- Jack is confused
- the Mayor of Halloween Town rotates his head
- the movie switches themes from Halloween to Christmas, and vice versa
Drink every time someone says, “Christmas”
Hello again, it’s been too long.
I had heard a lot about this film a while ago from comedian Joey “CoCo” Diaz’s high praise of the efforts by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in this acting driven, Steven Soderburgh drama. I was reminded again of Behind the Candelabra during the Emmy awards, where I found out that this movie actually was never released in theaters in America due to its adult content. (by the way, I can think of countless movies with more graphic, vulgar subject material than in Behind the Candelabra. I guess “the American Public” isn’t ready to watch two dudes chang in bed on the big screen yet) I’m very glad I gave it a shot, because Douglas and Damon act brilliantly.
I also didn’t know anything about Liberace or how absolutely bad ass he was at playing the ivory keys. Sick nasty!
The plot doesn’t really lend itself to aggressive consumption, unless you opt to drink champagne, in which case I salute you for choosing the correct adult beverage. Te salud!
Drink every time…
- Someone in the crowd shouts “Hey!” during a song
- Liberace plays a new song, or one is played from the soundtrack
- Anyone says “Liberace”
- Champagne is sipped, or poured
Drink every time you see more than one lit candle on-screen.
Yes, I know it’s surprising, but Stephen Baldwin can act.
I have my senior year RIT film studies elective to thank for a lot of things. I learnt how important an opening movie title is, that people spouting knowledge acting like they’ve watched every movie in existence by age 14 is pretty damn annoying, and college electives can and should be bad-ass. How bad-ass was this particular film class? Scheduled within the 10 weeks of the semester was a 1.5 hour discussion revolving around various cinematography concepts (framing, sound, editing, acting, effects, the fourth wall, gigantic pacific-rimjobbing robots, etc) followed by a required screening of a movie that demonstrated the week’s theme. The Usual Suspects was shown to illustrate great storytelling in a plot, and I tell you what, if you’ve never seen this movie before, I want to switch brains with you. Do yourself a favor, grab a box o’ wine or your favorite bottle of rye, and watch this classic.
Drink every time…
- Present day transitions to the past, and vice versa
- A cop either verbally or physically abuses a suspect/interrogateé
- Anyone says “Keyser Söze”
- Stephen Baldwin loses his cool, or looks dumb
- you see blood
Drink every time someone is physically injured.
I think Netflix describes Mean Guns best: a “relentlessly violent crime drama that features B-movie production values, tight editing and no shortage of gunplay”. I’ll say. This flick should have had “drinking game” written all over it.
I had no idea Ice T could act! Though seemingly resting on his laurels spending his time playing video games and trying ignoring his wife, the dude could go back to this style and I would buy that movie ticket any day. However, the main reason this came up on the charts was from discussing Christopher Lambert (who has a role in the in-production movie Electric Slide) after a Highlander viewing. He shoots that gun brilliantly, even if I couldn’t understand half of what he said.
Afro Samurai definitely stole a scene from this movie for its Afro-bot testing segment, and I can see why. Great set-up, awesome action, ridiculous plot twists, and the best part: Available through Instant Watch. Get it goin’!
Drink every time:
- Ice T is an ‘effin gangsta’
- Excessive revolver shots are fired
- The blonde lady delivers a one-liner
- That silly spanish song plays
Drink every time the use of cut-scenes are terribly abused.