Published December 07, 2009
That Scene With the Girl and the Thing...
It's raining out, and you're slow coming around this week—sounds like someone's
got a case of the Mondays.
Or was it Tuesdays? Thursdays? And what movie is that from, anyway? Here to solve all your movie-quote
conundrums is a shiny new website called Movieclips
, now in beta.
Think of it like a video archive of most every scene you've ever discussed at a bar. Type "case of the
Mondays" into the search box and you'll get the Office Space
clip to make you feel better, or "tied
the room together" and it's showtime for The Big Lebowski
It's all legal—the proprietors cut deals with the studios to get you more than 12,000 clips, so they
won't disappear tomorrow…nor will you end up in the hoosegow just for needing a quick fix of Jeff
Bridges discussing rugs.
You can also search through impressively exhaustive lists of settings and props—so if all you remember
is something about a pie and it's driving you insane, American Pie
comes right up. But that's not
what you were thinking of—oh right, Killer Klowns From Outer Space
. That's it.
And if you just can't get a wine goblet out of your head, you're probably thinking of the poisoned-cup
showdown in The Princess Bride
Or maybe just last night.