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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Andre the Giant

It’s the 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride, and since everyone is chattering about the cast reunion and planning their post-debate viewing parties, now seems like as good a time as any to brush up on your Andre the Giant trivia. Here’s one fact to get you started: Despite Andre’s character Fezzik’s almost-superhuman strength, back problems [...]

7 Swordfighting Movies to See Before You Die

(Video Link)  If you’d ask me for a movie with great swordfights, I’d immediately respond, “The Princess Bride.” But James Rummel, a connoisseur of the genre, has others that you may not be aware of. The above scene is from The Mark of Zorro, a 1940 film with excellent theatrical combat. I especially like the final [...]

Princess Bride Wine

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will present The Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast on February 14th. In conjunction with the event, they are launching their signature wine collection called The Bottle of Wits, featuring Inconceivable Cabernet and As You Wish White. The wines will debut at the Valentines Day event, then will be offered for sale [...]

Andre The Giant Holding a Can of Beer

That’s not a tiny can of beer. That’s actually a normal sized 12 oz. can of Molson. The huge hand belongs to André the Giant: Link And you know what goes great with beer? Peanuts. Anybody want a peanut? See also: Movie Trivia: The Princess Bride

Comical and Informative Wedding Program

Ian and Karen had a fabulously geeky wedding featuring comic book invitations, d20 cupcake toppers, Tetris centerpieces, swords, armor and kilts. It was officiated by the couple’s Dungeon Master dressed as the priest from The Princess Bride. One of the most creative bits was a wedding program written like a deadpan informative pamphlet. Read the [...]

11 Things Billed as the 8th Wonder of the World

Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in architecture and beauty or the represent the breathtaking awe of nature in its sprawling and magnificent chaos. Most often, these lists of wonders come [...]

The Cast of The Princess Bride Reunites

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The movie The Princess Bride is twenty-four year old, but it endures in pop culture, which often makes use of its more famous scenes and lines. In the above segment from the TV show Good Morning America, six cast members come together to talk about the making of the movie and [...]

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

This brilliant print, inspired by a scene in The Princess Bride, was made by an artist named Rakka. He writes “like i had any choice as to what to make inigo out of.” Well done, sir. Well done. Link -via reddit

Dramatic Movies Depicted as Star Wars Movies

Graphic Designer Matthew Ranzetta created posters for movies The Princess Bride, Empire Records, Rebel Without a Cause, Cool Hand Luke, and Empire of the Sun. They reflect scenes and typography from the Star Wars movies. Link via io9

250 Movie Introductions of 185 People, Groups, and Things

Look, it’s Friday. You’ve got nine and a half minutes to kill. Why not watch a supercut of a bunch of 250 people (or cyborgs, or heroes, or villains) introducing 185 people, groups, and things from classic (and very not-classic) movies? It’s weirdly hypnotic. I also feel a little weird that I recognize virtually all [...]