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Let's just get this started off right with one of my very favorite movies:
Warning for language under the cut.

ZOMBIELAND stars Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee), Jesse Eisenberg (Columbus), Emma Stone (Wichita), and Abigail Breslin (Little Rock). Oh, and a whole host of the undead. And Bill Murray. Bill Fucking Murray! I love this movie already!

The basic premise is that the world is quickly overrun by zombies - it all began when some dude at a gas station ate a bad (infected?) burger. The sickness spread and, next thing you know, we're down to a handful of survivors and a whole lot of zombies. Columbus, our main character, is trying to get back to his home in Ohio to see if his parents are still alive. He has a list of rules that help him to survive the Zombocalypse: Cardio, Double Tap, Wear Seatbelts, and my personal favorite

That, ladies and gentlemen, is Tallahassee. Tallahassee rocks! When Tallahassee goes Hulk on a zombie, he sets the standard for "not to be fucked with." (Not my line - that's actually a direct quote from the movie.) Tallahassee is the main #1 reason that I love this movie.

Columbus and Tallahassee meet up on the highway and set out to Ohio. Along the way, they meet up with Wichita and Little Rock, a pair of deceitful little con artists. The little band of survivors ends up nixing the Ohio idea, and instead embark on a search for a "zombie free" sanctuary, Pacific Playland.

And we can't forget Tallahassee's search for the elusive Twinkie.

I absolutely adore this movie. Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee is the main reason that I love this movie - the guy cracks me up! He's funny, he's irreverant, he says things that would never fly except in the Zombocalypse. But, deep down in there, he does have a heart. He has lost, just like everyone else in this film, and it does affect him. I'm not crazy about Columbus but he does have some good one-liners in there and he is quite amusing. Wichita and Little Rock, well, I was kinda rooting for them to get eaten but hey, you can't have everything.

The zombies are stellar. I'm not a "zombie purist" so I'm fussed by zombies who can run and climb - if you are, this movie probably isn't for you.

However, if you are down with some bad language, some kick-ass zombie kills, and 88 minutes of pure entertainment, then definitely give it a watch.

Date: 2012-04-15 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] black-raven135.livejournal.com
I have never seen it.
It has been on a lot on cable, but there are so many ads
I think I might put a hold on it at the library.

Date: 2012-04-15 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I think it's a great movie - I watch it often :)

Date: 2012-04-15 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firesign10.livejournal.com
I was really looking forward to see this and yet at the same time I wa apprehensive. Turned out - I loved it! Definite kick-ass action, and a good balance of poignant end-of-life-as-we-know-it and humor.

Date: 2012-04-15 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I'm really glad that you liked it! I thought it was an excellent movie!

Date: 2012-04-15 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zen-kitty.livejournal.com
I'll have to see if Netflix offers this as part of their streaming videos.

I love Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray. How can you go wrong with those two?

Date: 2012-04-15 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I think it used to be on Netflix streaming but I'm not sure if its still there or not. If you watch it, I hope you really like it! :D

Date: 2012-04-15 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corellian-sugar.livejournal.com
I love the idea of the 100 Things Challenge, but I think I'd pass out. :)

ZOMBIELAND, FTW! I remember my mom got me the flick for Valentine's Day a couple of years ago. It came with a box of Twinkies. Gotta love my mom, seriously. ;)

Date: 2012-04-15 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
It's kind of a fun thing, I think. Of course, I just started it so *g*

I love this movie so much! ANd your Mom is awesome for that! ♥

Date: 2012-04-15 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corellian-sugar.livejournal.com
It would be easy for me to do 100 Movies I Love, but I think I'd want more variety. If I was going to do that, perhaps a more generic 100 Things I Love would work out better. Still thinking about it. :)

Date: 2012-04-15 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
The cool part of this is that there is no time frame to work with. As long as you get it done this decade, you're good :)

Date: 2012-04-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] powdered-opium.livejournal.com
Tallahassee and his Twinkie, ohmygod.

This film is just fabulous, although it scared my friend off those blast-type rides forever. You know the one Wichita and Little Rock are in towards the end?

Emma Stone is also gorgeous, so.

Date: 2012-04-15 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I love Tallahassee and his Twinkies! :D I think of him every time I see a pack of Twinkies in the snack machine at work. *g*

OMG, I love those rides! I was always terrified of them until I tried a smaller version at a local theme park - it was awesome! I wouldn't want to be trapped on one with a bunch of zombies underneath though *g*

Emma Stone is indeed gorgeous! I just hated that character :P Seems to be a theme with me and females in the Zombocalypse!

Date: 2012-04-15 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xi-feng.livejournal.com
Aww, I love Zombieland and your icon explains exactly why -- Survival Rule #2 gets quoted on at least a weekly basis in this house, and it's amazing how many characters in other movies don't follow said rule and die horribly because of it!!

Date: 2012-04-15 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Exactly! Make sure the thing is dead and you don't end up a human happy meal - seems like it oughta be common sense, doesn't it?

Zombieland is such a graet movie! I love it so much!

Date: 2012-04-16 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyarcherfan3.livejournal.com
I saw part of this movie, as my brother was watching, because of Woody Harrelson. And yes, he's epic. It's on my list of things to finsih watching when I have time.

Date: 2012-04-16 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
It's a fantastic movie! I watch it often :D

Date: 2012-04-16 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fangirlsays.livejournal.com
I love Zombieland! I need to watch the theatrical version at some point -- I've only seen the TV edit, which has some kind of unintentionally hilarious turns of phrases in an attempt to cover up some of the language. :)

Date: 2012-04-16 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
OMG I've never seen the edited for TV version - I bet it's hilarious!! XD

Date: 2012-04-16 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namfle.livejournal.com
I love this movie. I saw it twice in the theater, and like "The Exorcist" to Betelgeuse, it keeps getting funnier every time I see it.


Date: 2012-04-16 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
I wish I'd gotten to see it in the theater but I missed it :(

Date: 2012-04-16 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacknjill270.livejournal.com
Oh my god, I love this movie. Bill Murray just cracks me up. I love when Columbus asks him if he has any regrets and he says "Garfield, maybe." Four for you, Bill Murray. I read somewhere that sometimes he sneaks up behind random people and puts his hands over their eyes and says "Guess who?" and when they turn around he tells them "no one will ever believe you when you tell this story." :D

Date: 2012-04-16 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Oh I know right? Bill Murray's part cracked me up! He's awesome :) Garfield, maybe - I died XD

O_O I... OMG I would so love it if he ever did that to me! Even if no one ever believed me, that would be an epic story! :D

Date: 2012-04-16 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tierfal.livejournal.com
I think I need to add this to my list. XD I also think people have been telling me that for years, but I trust you moar! And Tallahassee sounds like my kind of BAMF. :D

Date: 2012-04-16 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Awwww, I ♥ you! You will LOVE Tallahassee - he is the epitome of BAMF! I've developed a major fangirl crush on the man!

Date: 2012-04-24 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabriel75.livejournal.com
One of the BEST movies ever!

There's too much to love about this movie for me to try explaining my love for it. Really... and that's just a rare treat and to top it off, I watched it the first time with two lovely LJ friends who came and stayed with me at my house. So all around this movie holds lots of good memories for me.

Also, my adoration for Emma Stone really knows no bounds.

Date: 2012-04-24 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1-rhiannon-1.livejournal.com
Oh that's awesome!! :D Excellent memories to go with an excellent movie :D

I watched it back-to-back with Inglourious Basterds with my brother. It was a great movie night!


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