Sunday, March 28, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Because Everyone Needs A Sidekick...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME


Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Sidekicks...

We enjoy coming up with topics each week for the Monday Movie Meme. They are usually inspired by recent events or whatever cropped up in our life over the weekend. And we get first dibs on the movie responses. So that's a nice bonus for our efforts. But there are times when we wish we had a sidekick to defer to every now and then. Someone to pick up the slack, show off their talent, and let us know what it feels like to ride along instead of doing all the heavy lifting.

So here is your big chance. Anyone who volunteers via e-mail (see our About page) or in their comment gets to guest host the Monday Movie Meme here on our blog. You come up with any topic you want. List any answers you want, any way you want. And we'll use it here as the feature presentation one Monday Movie Meme week of your choosing. In the meantime, here are some great sidekicks from the movies that we came up with. Share on your blog those buddy films that came to your mind, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969) - *sigh* Buddy perfection with Newman & Redford each thinking of the other as their sidekick
  • Midnight Run (1988) - Charles Grodin turns himself into an unwanted sidekick in one of DeNiro's funniest roles
  • Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (1989) - Father/Son hijinks with Sean Connery as an hysterical sidekick for Harrison Ford
  • Lethal Weapon (1987) - One of many buddy cop flicks - but retiring veteran Glover turning into crazy Gibson's sidekick is great comedy
  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978) - Eastwood in a fun romp of a role with his Orangutan sidekick Clyde along for the ride
  • Smokey & The Bandit (1977) - Burt Reynolds had Sally Field, Jerry Reed had Fred the dog, and Jackie Gleason had his dummy son Junior. Sidekicks galore!
  • 14 comments:

    My Household Junk said...

    http://www.myhouseholdjunk.com/2010/03/28/best-movie-sidekicks/

    Susan said...

    Love all those buddy movies! And as you said, Butch and Sundance set the standard high, way up there! Great list, Molly!

    Penny said...

    Star Wars A New Hope-Qui Gon and Obi Wan.

    Forgetfulone said...

    I played this week. http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme_29.html

    The Gal Herself said...

    What a great idea! I enjoyed playing this week.

    stacybuckeye said...

    Fun. I had to steal one. You can't expect to keep Sundance & Butch to yourself.
    I'd be happy to be a guest host. Maybe the Monday after we finally finish War & Peace?
    Here's my list

    http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/monday-movie-meme-sidekicks/

    Leigh said...

    Mine are little different, but I like them just the same.

    http://foysox.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme.html

    hmsgofita said...

    I haven't seen any of those movies...yes, I'm terrible. I'm not a big western fan!

    Here's my list: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme-5-word-movie-reviews.html

    Lulu said...

    Mine is here... and yes we share sean connery and danny glover...

    http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme-sidekicks.html

    ds said...

    Oh, great, great list! And I've actually seen all of them (except for Clint and the orangutan)! Love Butch and Sundance, but please don't forget The Sting. And George Clooney has a great sidekick upon sidekick upon sidekick series going with his Ocean movies...
    Truly arguable whether Sean was Harrison's or Harrison was Sean's sidekick ;)

    Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is on my cue right now thanks to you and Stacy. I forgotten about what a great movie that was.

    Janet said...

    Recently, I loved RDJ and Jude Law in Sherlock! They were just great together :-)

    ღ pinaymama ღ said...

    mine is up!

    http://coupleslovebook.blogspot.com/2010/03/best-buddy.html

    Kristi said...

    I loved Midnight Run. What about Rosie O'donnel in Sleepless in Seattle?