EppsNet Archive: Woody Allen

What Would Jesus Think of the Starbucks Boycott?

10 Nov 2015 /

Outraged Christians boycott Starbucks over ‘politically correct’ Christmas red cup designMirror Online

There’s a line in an old Woody Allen movie: If Jesus came back and saw what’s going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.

Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

27 Jun 2012 /
Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

Annie Hall is a Rembrandt. When Harry Met Sally… is a Thomas Kincade. Rob Reiner is horrible.

R.I.P. Nora Ephron

Woody Allen

15 Sep 2010 /
Woody Allen

Q. How do you feel about the aging process?

A. Well, I’m against it. [laughs] I think it has nothing to recommend it. You don’t gain any wisdom as the years go by. You fall apart, is what happens. People try and put a nice varnish on it, and say, well, you mellow. You come to understand life and accept things. But you’d trade all of that for being 35 again. I’ve experienced that thing where you wake up in the middle of the night and you start to think about your own mortality and envision it, and it gives you a little shiver. That’s what happens to Anthony Hopkins at the beginning of the movie, and from then on in, he did not want to hear from his more realistic wife, “Oh, you can’t keep doing that — you’re not young anymore.” Yes, she’s right, but nobody wants to hear that.

Too Much Realism

6 Jul 2009 /

Q: David’s character, Boris Yellnikoff, is sort of an Allen anomaly, no? He’s downwardly mobile, and his cynicism is self-destructive.

A: First off, I never consider these people cynical. I consider them realistic. I will say that I do agree completely that too much realism is self-destructive.

It’s Oscar Night!

22 Feb 2009 /
    Lightning at the Dog Park

What’s with all these awards? They’re always giving out awards. Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler.

— Woody Allen, Annie Hall

LOL! Woody Allen cracks me up!

I’m not going to watch the Oscars but I hope Slumdog Millionaire wins a lot of awards because my owner says it’s good and because I love movies about dogs.

Unless Owen Wilson is in it.

— Lightning paw

The Rev. Jerry Falwell, 1933-2007

15 May 2007 /

In memory of the Rev. Falwell, here’s one of my favorite Woody Allen quotes, from Hannah and Her Sisters

But the worst are the fundamentalist preachers. Third-rate con men telling the poor suckers that they speak with Jesus. And to please send in money. Money, money, money! If Jesus came back and saw what is going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.

Farewell, Falwell!