To me, a good pop culture reference is golden. When done right, it can be an immediate indicator of whether I'll be friends with someone. When done wrong, well... you end up with that one guy who never got the memo that quoting "Napoleon Dynamite" fell by the wayside in 2003. And the movie came out in 2004. (Sorry.)
Try as we might, here are some movie quotes we just can't get right, no matter how many times we hear "Uh, that's not actually what they say."
#1 Star Wars
Quoted line: "Luke, I am your father."
Actual line: This is arguably the most frequent, and most famous, misquote of all time. How many times have you heard someone say "Luke, I am your father," either in real life or in other forms of pop culture? What Darth Vader really said was less of a dramatic declaration and more of a simple response to a question. Luke says, "[Obi] told me you killed [my father]." And Darth's all, "No, I am your father."
This week, we're talking about how Spock meets Spock (part deux), John Krasinski is the next Katy Perry, and we buy boxes of tissues in order to prepare for "The Office" series finale.
Star Trek early release
"Star Trek Into Darkness" was originally supposed to be released Friday, May 17. But trekkies are getting so antsy that the movie release has been moved up one day. According to Paramount, the Wednesday evening IMAX showings are already sold out, so movie execs wanted to give fans a chance to see the film even if they weren’t able to nab tickets. Plus, with movies like "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" opening early overseas, they figured: why not? Personally, I’m pretty excited to see the film. I still love that they found a way to write Leonard Nimoy (original Spock) into the first movie to appear alongside Zachary Quinto (new Spock), even if it was a little hokey. But others seem to dig it, too, as evidenced by the latest Audi commercial (above)!
If you ever thought "Rocky" wouldn’t work as a theatrical musical, apparently you were… wrong? The stage adaptation, developed by Sylvester Stallone, who wrote and starred in the original film, had its world premiere in Hamburg, Germany, back in November 2012. It received positive reviews, particularly for its staged boxing sequences and "gritty realism". Now Rocky is slated to move to the Great White Way in February 2014 at the Winter Garden Theater.
Zachary Quinto, who some might know from his acting role on NBC's "Heroes" or his revival of Spock in the "Star Trek" film franchise, will also head to Broadway. Quinto will star in Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, which will open Sept. 26, 2013. Although Quinto was recently recognized for his off-Broadway performance in Angels in America, this will be his Broadway debut.
Meanwhile, last week rumors began to swirl that Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"; "The Dark Knight Rises") would be making her Broadway debut in a revival of Cabaret. Hathaway's rep quickly shut down those rumors, and now many are saying Emma Stone ("Easy A"; "The Amazing Spider-Man") will fulfill that role instead. Nothing is confirmed, but whoever is selected will star opposite Alan Cumming, who is currently doing a one-man performance of Macbeth at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
So who are you most excited about seeing? Emma Stone? Spock? Or Rocky?
The summer blockbuster saga has already begun, and it's not quite May yet. Summer isn't even officially under way until Friday, June 21, but that won't stop movie studios from releasing their big movies from now until then. Here are a few trailers to get you through May!
Iron Man 3
Release date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr.; Gwyneth Paltrow; Don Cheadle
Short summary: In the third "Iron Man" film, Tony Stark fights to keep the love of his life, Pepper Potts, protected as he fights against an enemy who wants Iron Man dead.