Everything I need to know I learned from The Princess Bride

January 31, 2011 by R.J. Keller


Love requires absolute devotion.

“As you wish.”

But sometimes a little bit of healthy cynicism is a good thing.

“Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Is this a kissing book?”

Patience is a virtue.

“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”

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“You never said anything about killing anyone.” Continue reading

16 Feelgood Movies

Popcrunch.com – November 14th, 2010 by Tim –16 Feelgood Movies That Don’t Treat You Like A Moron

When someone calls a film a “feelgood movie”, that usually means it’s trite, boring, saccharine, cliché, or any combination thereof. Suitable for churchgoers, all-age events, and your Aunt Sally who has all the kitten photos. That said, there’s a collection of films out there that legitimately do make you “feel good”, and do so without losing their intelligence or humor. Continue reading

Wuv, Twue Wuv: Princess Bride Cake Topper


Are they bringing Andre the Giant on their honeymoon?? ‘Cuuuuuuz that’d be awesome. At the very least I hope they find a castle to storm. Also, they couldn’t have made the lovely Buttercup just a wee bit lovelier? She looks a little vacant, like she took a sedative before the ceremony. Then again, who wouldn’t pop a Valium after all she’d been through? Maybe it’s historically accurate after all.

Lucky 13: Swords from The Princess Bride! GEEKCHICDAILY CONTEST!!


Hello. Our name is not Inigo Montoya. You did not kill our father. Do not prepare to die. Instead, prepare to win two of the coolest swords in the kingdom!

Let us explain…no, there is too much. Let us sum up: Our friends at Factory Entertainment have been from Florin to Guilder and back again all to gaze upon the legendary weapons that won the day in Rob Reiner’s classic film The Princess Bride. They are now producing precise re-creations of these beauteous blades and you could win one…or both!

The Dread Pirate Roberts’ sword and the Inigo Montoya sword were modeled directly from the movie props and are being produced in a limited edition of only 750. Each spring steel blade has a leather-wrapped handle and chrome-plated steel accents. Both also come with a wall-mounted display shield and prop story booklet, and the Dread Pirate Roberts’ sword includes a leather scabbard. Beautiful as Princess Buttercup!

Click here to enter the contest and for official rules and legalese.

The Sword of Inigo Montoya: Finally, you can see its equal (and buy it)!

Bashing In MindsAuthor: cabridges September 12, 2010

InigoSwordOf all the props or prop replicas from TV shows or movies I’ve ever coveted, the one that has been the most inexplicably absent, as far as I was concerned, was the sword of Inigo Montoya from the movie “The Princess Bride.” A focal point of the movie, this stunning blade was famed throughout Spain, Guilder, Florin, and much of the rest of Europe as the blindingly fast weapon of the sword master Inigo Montoya. The finest sword ever crafted by his father, the greatest swordmaker in the world, it became Inigo’s when the sword’s buyer haggled over the price and ultimately killed his father. Inigo spent years devoting himself to the practice of the sword so that one day, when he met this six-fingered man again, he could say, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Continue reading



Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits SA’s screens on Friday 27 August and is set to become an instant hit amongst fantasy film fans! The genre is one of the most lucrative and followed of films, appealing to old and young alike. The top 10 Fantasy Films of all time, according to the experts is below. Continue reading

Director Spotlight: The Princess Bride

The Devil’s Advocate Movie Reviews by Ashley Davis

In 1987, Director Rob Reiner’s film, The Princess Bride, was released to the big screen. This started a sort of cult-following of the film. The movie, which is based off a book with the same title, followed the story of the love between a farm boy and a beautiful girl. The movie stars Fred Savage, as a 10-year old boy who is sick from school. His grandfather, played by Peter Falk (who is most recognized as playing Colombo), comes to his bedside, and reads him The Princess Bride to make him feel better. The actual story starts off with Westley (Cary Elwes) as a farm boy and works for a beautiful country girl, Buttercup (played by Robin Wright in her debut role). Continue reading