Every good movie deserves its own meme, and this year, films ranging from Jurassic World to Mad Max: Fury Road got the viral treatment. But even older movies can generate new laughs. Look for appearances from Rocky, Pulp Fiction, Mean Girls, and Clueless as we revisit 2015’s ten funniest movie memes. Confused Travolta (Image credit: Columbia Pictures, Miramax, knowyourmeme.com) A lost-looking John Travolta, clipped from a Pulp Fiction scene, popped up everywhere this fall — including the halls of The Shining’s Overlook Hotel, a classic A-ha video, Return of the Jedi’s ghost line-up, the art of MC Escher, and the haunted Ghostbusters library (above).
In an interview for New York magazine’s Fall Preview issue, Jackson described how he flubbed his 1991 audition for Tarantino’s debut feature. The actor, fresh off his acclaimed performance in Jungle Fever, showed up to his Reservoir Dogs audition with the understanding that he’d be reading with Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel.
Everyone agrees that Quentin Tarantino’s gamechanging 1994 crime epic Pulp Fiction is one of the all-time great movies. The idea that the illuminated object is Marsellus’s soul is one enduring theory, with advocates pointing to the briefcase’s hellishly easy combination (“666”) and the Band-Aid that adorns the back of Wallace’s head, covering the place from where his soul was supposedly stolen.
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What could make Quentin Tarantino dance the red carpet? Celebrating 20 years since the Cannes premiere of his breakthrough movie, Pulp Fiction. Tarantino, along with two of Pulp’s stars, Uma Thurman and John Travolta, were on hand for a special Cannes event and beach screening of the film, prompting Tarantino to do a shimmy straight out of Jack Rabbit Slim’s. At a press conference earlier in the day, Tarantino called the Palme d’Or he received for Pulp Fiction his greatest achievement.
Old-school comics fans may have seen it coming, but for those less familiar with the storylines of “The Amazing Spider-Man” of yesteryear, the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” came as quite a surprise. Sure, it makes for some impressive cred when you stay that true to your source material (Gwen died via Green Goblin shenanigans in issue No. 121, released in June 1973), but whoa — you’ve got Emma Stone in your summer movie mega-franchise, and you kill her off? 15. Bill Murray, “Zombieland” (2009) Just when you thought “Zombieland” couldn’t get any more fun, along comes Woody Harrelson’s “Kingpin” co-star Bill Murray all done up as a zombie, wits still about him, blithely explaining his tactics (“Oh, I do it to blend in”) with a bemused, characteristic shrug. Unfortunately, his performance as one of the undead proves to be all too convincing to Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who freaks out and blows him away with a shotgun.