Mt. Rushmore of Movies Blogathon

I really need a break from watching that clip of Jimmy Kimmel getting the orchestra to play Matt Damon off the stage from the Oscars last Sunday, it’s becoming unhealthy, and I have a headache from laughing too much. Thankfully, the ever hilarious M.Brown at Two Dollar Cinema is running a fantastic blogathon to distract me!

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If you’re not following Two Dollar Cinema already then you really ought to be. His movie reviews are so much fun to read, and I guarantee you his ‘Yays’ and ‘Boos’ will have you laughing out loud!

Anyway, onto this Blogathon! To celebrate Presidents Day, M.Brown has invited us all to create our own Mt Rushmore of movies. It’s entirely in our hands what we pick! This Blogathon last took place 3 years ago (before I was even blogging) so I had a read through all the previous entries and oh boy, I’ve got my work cut out for me. You guys are so creative! But I’m going to give this a try. If you’d like to take part too, you’ve got until this Friday, so check out the original post here.

So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to the Mt Rushmore of Movie Cameos! Not just any old cameos, I’ll have you know, but the kind that make you jump in your seat with glee because you had no idea they were going to show up.

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Bill Murray – Zombieland (2009)

When you’re on the run from a zombie apocalypse in the middle of Hollywood, how are you going to find a good place to hide? Use a map of the star’s homes and find where Bill Murray used to live, of course. The only issue with that is it turned out that Bill Murray was still very much alive, disguising himself as a zombie in order to ‘blend in’, and allowing himself to be able to freely wander the city. What you shouldn’t do during a zombie apocalypse? Try to scare your gun-wielding friend. RIP, Bill Murray.

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John Cena – Daddy’s Home (2015)

I’ll be the first to admit that Daddy’s Home was a terrible movie. It was terrible the first time I watched it, and when I was forced to watch it a second time on a plane (one of those older ones with the shared TV in the aisle) I could have cried. What made it worse was all the R-Rated jokes were cut out of the plane version! However, I am an absolute sucker for those John Cena videos doing the rounds a couple of years ago, and so when he turned up at the end of Daddy’s Home, all was almost forgiven!

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Tom Cruise – Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Who can forget the opening credits to Goldmember, which looked like something straight out of Mission: Impossible? Wait…dammit. Then I guess I should have seen it coming when it turned out that Austin Powers was being played by Tom Cruise! The weirdest part was that he looked the part completely! Of course, there were plenty of cameos in this movie, but we can only fit 4 heads onto Mt Rushmore!

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Ryan Reynolds – A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

This is a personal guilty pleasure of mine. After showing up in a previous Seth MacFarlane movie, I was hoping Ryan Reynolds might show up, but I didn’t expect him to. When, in a Western bar, he did make an appearance, I literally squealed (in a cinema of all places) and then made some odd, disappointed sound which I can’t describe with a keyboard when he was instantly killed by Liam Neeson. Sigh.

Honourable mentions go to nearly everyone in This Is the End (2013), because I could have made this entire post about that movie and still struggled to pick just 4!

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19 thoughts on “Mt. Rushmore of Movies Blogathon

  1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    I totally considered tackling this same monument, but yours turned out a million times better! I think Bill Murray’s cameo in Zombieland is one of the most unexpected moments of bliss I have ever experienced (uh, in a movie). It was sooooo well done, I couldn’t stop laughing. Speaking of, that opening scene in Goldmember had the theater dying it was so perfect. And Cruise really does look the part…which might be somewhat frightening.

    I actually saw A Million Ways… in the theatrical sneak preview more than a week before it was released, but totally forgot the RR cameo. On my monument, I was thinking of placing Christopher Lloyd’s cameo as Doc Brown…but then they went and put it in the trailer. Lame.

    I’ve never seen Daddy’s Home…or the Cena videos you’ve mentioned…so I’m just going to smile politely and quietly run away!

    Thank you so much for participating! This is great!

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    • Isn’t it just the worst when cameos as great as that are ruined in the trailer?!
      Don’t look up John Cena…it’s a long way down the YouTube rabbit hole and you’ll send yourself crazy!
      I really hope I don’t have to wait 3 years to join in again you know, because I can guarantee in a week’s time I’ll have a brainwave and a better theme will come along!

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  2. Well, I think two of these movies aren’t really good, and one I haven’t seen, so I’m here to say Bill Murray Can’t do no wrong.. his cameo in that was perfect and I remember that moment as well. It was amazing. Though, to be honest, Cena works as a comedic prop.. I can’t deny the fact that I laughed when I saw him turn up in Daddy’s Home.. he does look like a bigger version of Mark Wahlberg (as stated in Trainwreck) and their combination just always makes me giggle.

    Haven’t seen Austin Powers… I don’t know what happened but I never watched it and now.. I don’t care for it either.

    Cool post and an awesome idea too! 😉

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    • Austin Powers was my Dad’s favourite movie series when I was a kid, and they were the first movies I watched when I was technically too young for the age rating!
      If I’d never seen them before all these years later though? I can totally see why they wouldn’t appeal!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  3. The only one I saw was Zombieland and that was such a clever one! The Cruise one seems really fun good for him that he did that. And This is the End cameos were amazing, especially Channing Tatum one. I so wish these guys would make a sequel!

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  4. Great topic. The Bill Murray moment is the greatest cameo of all time. The John Cena cameo was excellent, as well. I really enjoyed the Tom Cruise one, but I would’ve went with his cameo in Tropic Thunder. He was flat out amazing in that movie.

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  5. I’ve only seen Zombieland and I think Bill Murray’s is the best cameo ever! However, if I had to go with cameos, I would have gone with Stan Lee’s top 4. Spotting him in Marvel movies is my favourite thing to do.

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  6. I love this idea! I can’t stand John Cena as a wrestler but I lol’d so hard at his cameo in Daddy’s Boy because right before he appeared my husband was like ‘It’s probably some John Cena looking fucker” and it was.

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