Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Movie Meme!!

Courtesy of Tom the Dog, via Roger Green:

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
The original Star Wars films. In all honesty, there may not be any other movies I've seen more than ten times. Maybe The Shawshank Redemption.

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
I rarely see movies more than once in the theater, but I did see the original Star Wars and Return of the Jedi twice each. And I saw Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace three times.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Morgan Freeman. Always good.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Um . . . Paris Hilton? No, she's not an actress. Rob Schneider.

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
The Princess Bride. "Life is pain. Anyone who says different is selling something."

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Beauty and the Beast. "Rather like my thighs!"

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
Beauty and the Beast. "No denying she's a funny girl this Belle!"

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
The Princess Bride. Seriously, do you know anyone who has seen it that doesn't like it?

9. Name a movie that you own.
I own lots of expected titles, but a favorite less-known film is the underrated screen adaption of Terrence McNally's play Love! Valour! Compassion! about a group of friends, all gay men, who meet at a summer home over three weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day) one summer. A lovely, moving, touching film that happily features almost all of the original Broadway actors.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Most recently, Jenifer Hudson in Dreamgirls. Did not see that coming.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
Alas, no.

12. Ever made out in a movie?
Ah youth!

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
So, so, so, so, so, so, so many. Two will suffice. Old? On the Waterfront. New? Pan's Labyrinth.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Nope. Tempted, but no.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Monsters Inc. "Kitty."

6. Popcorn?

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Nowadays, three or so times a year. Sad.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Big genre pictures with lots of special effects. In the theater at least.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
One of those Bugs Bunny compilations, with some new connective stuff surrounding classic cartoons. I must have been very little.

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Can't remember the title - that Kim Basinger live action/animation thing where she's a cartoon sexpot. Horrid.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Mom and Dad Save the World, starring Jon Lovitz as the evil leader of an enemy planet and Terri Garr and Jeffrey Jones as the titular Earth-saving Mom and Dad. Lovitz is genius.

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
As a kid, the film that freaked me out the most was The Toy, with Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason. Not sure why, but I had nightmares for a while.

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
Airplane!. Most laughs-per-minute.

Until Whenever


bill said...

Too many questions, so I'll answer #22: Liquid Sky

Tosy And Cosh said...

That looks . . . very strange. ;)

bill said...

The time I saw it was during its first release. People were protesting out front and more than a few people walked out (theater was packed). It was...interesting.

Caught it again a few years later after all the furor had died down and it was just a quirky indie film with a very weird sense of humor. I laughed and enjoyed it much more the second time.

This description (from the wiki): Margaret has sexual encounters (some wanted, some not), resulting in the deaths of her partners. Getting rid of the bodies becomes a problem until the aliens answer her call to vaporize them automatically when they die.

doesn't sound exactly correct. The aliens feed off endorphins produced during orgasms. Since she's pretty much raped by just about everyone in the film, they have them, she doesn't. Eventually she sees having sex with someone as a way to punish them. Yeah, sounds like a regular Looney Tunes cartoon doesn't it?