It’s all of our old friends! Literally. They are old now. It’s OK, that is just what happens. It’s called aging, and everybody’s super into doing it. (“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to realize that I’m, like, 45 years old now.”) I guess Fred Savage was too busy directing an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia or whatever it is that he does these days. Come on, Fred Savage! Even a photo of Andre the Giant managed to find time in its busy schedule. Anyway, nostalgia is a terrible disease that should never be indulged as it saps what little precious energy there is from our ability to focus on the here and now, but hey! Look! Is that Cary Elwes?! Love her! (Click photo to enlarge. Via FilmDrunk.)

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  1. Confessiongum: I’ve seen like MAYBE 15 minutes total of The Princess Bride.

    • FAKE SICK FROM WORK AND WATCH IT RIGHT NOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • don’t bother. there’s no way it will live up to any of the expectations fans of it have impressed on you.

      • This is why I have no interest in the Goonies. I didn’t see it as a child. I couldn’t expect someone who never saw Labyrinth as a kid to appreciate it if their first viewing is as an adult. I assume this applies to all movies we held near and dear as kids.

        • I just saw Labyrinth on cable and immediately bought in on DVD because it’s that good. Totally holds up. And I was not stoned.

          • I saw Labyrinth as an adult and loved it. I saw Princess Bride as an adult and CANNOT STAND IT. Ugh. It’s awful. Just horrible. My husband told me that I’m not allowed to tell other people that because everyone loves this stupid movie and I will be shunned from society. So there, the cat is out of the bag. Now put this movie in that bag and then run the bag over with a car 458 times.

      • Whatever. As a result of a pretty ill-cultured childhood consisting pretty much entirely of Beauty and the Beast and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exclusively, I’ve watched a lot of the classic kids’ movies of the ’80s and ’90s as a 20-something. Most of them have retained a lot of their charm.

  2. This is great. And it reminded me of all of Cary Elwes’ sweet lute solos in princess bride. That was my favorite part of princess bride: all of Cary Elwes’ lute solos.

  3. I would hit that so hard, Fred Savage’s grandpa would feel it.

    • And seriously, we’re not going to do the “nostalgia disease” thing with The Princess Bride, right? It’s just a legitimately good movie. Fun fact: I show it to my Spanish classes every Thanksgiving with the Spanish dubbing on. The actor who dubs Inigo has a Spanish-from-Spain accent, with the lisp, while all the other voice actors have Latin American accents. Also, by the end of the movie, 75 more American high schoolers can say, “Hola, me llamo Inigo Montoya. Mataste a mi padre. Prepárate para morir.”

    • Tom Brady’s haircut?

  4. I don’t like any photographs and stories that remind me that Andre the Giant is no longer with us. I beg you. My name is djfreshie. You reminded me that he’s gone. Prepare to have this tab closed.

  5. 1. I can’t pretend I don’t love this.

    2. I’m still a little sad Peter Falk is dead.

  6. Inconceivable! (that I’m the first to yell it on this post)

  7. With the presence of the photo and Wallace Shawn, does this also constitute a My Dinner with Andre reunion?

  8. Pre-publicity for the reboot, obvs.

  9. Apparently so-called “Miracle” Max wasn’t good enough to bring Andre the Giant back from the dead.

  10. This is just great. No sarcasmo.

  11. Is it just me or does Mandy Patinkin look a lot like Brian Cox in this photo?

  12. They should have had a picture of Peter Falk too. Sigh.

  13. I love this, but why the Crystal and Kane? They were in one scene (the worst part of the movie maybe?) and it’s not like people are wondering what Billy Crystal is up to.

    Though mad props to Carol Kane for being in the good Addams Family movie and not the bad Addams Family movie. She is the ultimate Addams Family independent variable.

  14. Did you ever read the book? Because don’t.
    Unless you haven’t watched the movie, maybe? #teambookfirst.

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