December 24, 2007

Film Critic Quote of the Week

Matt Zoller Seitz, reviewing "National Treasure 2" in the New York Times:

To acquire the cleverly named Book of Secrets, Ben plots to kidnap the current president (Bruce Greenwood) and blah, blah, blah purple monkey dishwasher.
Like its predecessor, “National Treasure,” this sequel amounts to a bunch of crossword puzzle answers stitched together with explosions, chases and displays of intuitive reasoning that the “Twin Peaks” F.B.I. agent Dale Cooper would reject as too right-brained.
I'm telling you, MZS should have the first chair at the NYT, not the fourth.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 24, 2007 06:06 PM

That "purple monkey dishwasher" line is from the Simpsons, FYI. The episode where the teachers strike.

Someday, eons from now, anthropologists and historians studying the pop culture of our time will propose a unified Simpsons theory, not unlike the multidimensional "strings" that quantum physicists proffer today, as the root of everything we read, watch and discuss today and for generations to come. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders.

Posted by: PK3 at December 26, 2007 08:16 PM
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