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Movie Quotes of the Week #11

Updated on September 7, 2014

Selected from among those that have made a lasting, memorable impression on audiences, here's your weekly movie quotes. Enjoy! Don't forget to vote on your favorite below.

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Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) – Superman Returns

Stabs the jagged Kryptonite shard into Superman

“Now, fly.”

Kryptonian, Kal-El (Clark Kent or Superman) has committed his life on Earth to protecting and serving its inhabitants. With the superhuman only expressing a genuine drive to help people, the exocentric Lex Luthor can only be describes as a complete evil bastard to want to cast the hero down. Gene Hackman will always be the true Luthor to those of us that are familiar with the Donner films (Can't believe Jesse Eisenberg was picked, then again makes about as much sense as Affleck being batman, but that's another story).

However, I know evil when I see it and Spacey certainly needs commended for his performance, even if the movie generally falls flat. His portrayal perfectly reflects Luthor’s inner hatred and envy for Earth’s greatest champion. This line is without a doubt the most memorable of the film for its raw diabolical, evil nature.

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Micah (Micah Sloat) and Katie (Katie Featherston) – Paranormal Activity

Katie: “Well, whatever it is that's following me, it doesn't feel... it doesn't feel human. It feels like it's... it feels like a monster. I mean like, it wants to hurt me.”

Micah: “Well that sounds like, actually like a demon.”

Katie: “Yeah, that's what he said.”

Micah: “Well, 'cause ghosts are spirits of human beings.”

Katie: “Yeah, it's definitely not human.”

Micah: “Then maybe you're right, which is bad 'cause demons suck.”

When Mica and Katie begin to experience paranormal activity (hence the name), the couple attempts to capture strange disturbances on camera. Showing interest and encouraging the activity only feeds the negative energy of what the two soon discover is an evil presence. The activity is subtle at the film’s beginning and only worsens after Mica becomes fascinated with the phenomenon and attempts to catch evidence of it. The demonic entity continues to prey upon Mica and Katie, as it feeds off the negative energy that its presence is generating.

This exchange in dialogue takes place relatively early in the film after being visited by a psychic, who informs the couple that they are most likely not dealing with a ghost, but something much more menacing. As Mica indicates and we find out throughout the course of the film, demons certainly suck.

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Admiral Ackbar (Tim Rose) - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

"It's a trap!"

Parodied more times than necessary (although I’ll admit that it never gets old), George Lucas could have never deduced that this one line would be one of the most quoted lines of his entire saga. The Mon Calamari, Admiral Ackbar, was casually swiveling in his captain’s chair as the Rebel Alliance fleet approached the incomplete second Death Star, when the Emperor's diabolic plan unfolded.

Upon learning that the alliance fleet was being jammed and spotting enemy ships in “Sector 47,” the admiral uttered the distressing line that would forever transcended into nerd legend. Whether his voice, appearance, the animatronics swiveling eyes, or just a culmination of all the above, the deliverance is hilarious and undeniably memorable. It calls into question whether the Rebel Alliance would have been successful at the Battle of Endor had they not been under the prestigious leadership of the aquatic-inspired alien.

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