Friday, May 18, 2007

Movie Meme

I snitched this one from Katie the Scrapbook Lady (she also does the monthly round-up that I post here). Reminds me a lot of the questions I had for my own movie meme. Which I stopped doing, BTW. It's not that I had trouble coming up with questions, I could just never get around to posting them! Seriously, I don't know why it was so hard, I just didn't. I even set myself email reminders, and I still forgot! It made me feel like a loser, so I just stopped. Deleted the whole site and everything. So if any of you were wondering where it went (unlikely), that's what happened.

But these are fun, so I'll play. Although several of them are too hard for me to answer!

Name your all-time top five favorite movies.
See, like this one! There is no such thing as my top five favorite films. I could list my top fifty, and still feel like I was leaving off a zillion worthy movies. So I'll just list the first five that come to mind, but realize that if you ask me this question an hour from now, you'll get a different answer. Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Disney's Sleeping Beauty, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles

What’s your favorite movie line?
Favorite? Or the one I use most frequently? I use "Albuquerque. See, I can do it too." from National Treasure. And "Did you guys ever *watch* the show?" and "This episode was badly written!" from Galaxy Quest (see, totally should have been in my top 5, or 50, or whatever; totally love that movie!). But my favorite quote? I would say that it is currently, "I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request." from Pirates of the Caribbean. I just love it! The timing, the delivery, the smart-ness (is that a word?). Simply brilliant!

Who’s your favorite movie character?
No contest: Maleficent, from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

What movie do you love that most people hate?
Wow, I don't know. I like several films that no one seems to have ever heard of, but I can't think of one I like that other people hate. Someone recently said that Demolition Man was a very bad movie. Not the greatest cinematic achievement, granted, but I sure do love it! Never fails to make me laugh; always a good thing.

What movie do you hate that most people love?
Shrek! And Monty Python. And anything in the Naked Gun, Airplane, etc genre. And anything in the American Pie, Not Another Teen Movie, etc genre.

What was the last movie you saw?
The last movie I watched from start to finish was, I believe, Chicken Little. I did catch the last hour or so of Fried Green Tomatoes the other day, though.

What’s your least favorite movie ever?
Wow, hard to say. There have been a few doozies. The Musketeer, I Spy, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Pulp Fiction.

What one movie have you seen that you would never ever watch again?
Well, you could always see the above list! But I have a different answer here. There is a movie that I think is truly one of the best movie that I have ever seen. And I will never ever, not ever, NEVER see it again: SE7EN. Scared the @#$% out of me. I *literally* did NOT sleep three days, and for about two weeks after that, I would only sleep when my boyfriend (now husband, incidentally) was there with me. He stayed with me while I napped during the day, and I stayed awake all freakin' night with every light in the dorm room on (my roommate was never ever there; I saw her maybe once a week). Fantastic movie. And NEVER will I see it again.

What was the last DVD you saw?
Oh, wow, um.... Casino Royale, I think. Well, that is the last one I voluntarily watched. I've seen several of DS's choosing. This past week, it has been primarily Star Wars, Pocahontas (no idea why he loves that movie, but he does), The Incredibles, and Looney Toons.

What was the first DVD you remember buying?
Shakespeare in Love. DH found it on fantastic sale and bought it before we even had a DVD player! We were planning to buy one for Christmas, and I think he picked it up sometime in the fall. That would have been in 1998 or 1999.

What actor/actress would you like to look like?
Generally speaking, pick one! Anyone who is 5'4" and under (I actually like being short; yes, I know that's weird), and less than 130, but not a stick. I think Catherine Zeta-Jones is gorgeous, but I am so far removed from dark haired/dark eyed/dark skinned beauty, it's not even funny (think Irish; super-pale, frizzy red hair, and freckles), so I cannot even imagine looking like that. Someone slightly more attainable? How about Kate Winslet? Yeah, that would be good.

What classic movie have you never seen?
Oh, there is one film that every time it is mentioned, I always get "you've NEVER seen that?!!" and for the life of me, I cannot recall now what it is. I'm sure I'll remember eventually. For now, um, I'll go with An American in Paris. Most people can't believe that about me simply because I am such a huge Gene Kelly fan!

What song would you choose to be the theme song to the movie of your life story?
Oh good grief, I haven't the faintest idea. Really, I can't think of a single one. If anyone knows one about having a pretty great and easy life and an awesome family, being thankful every single day for all of that and not wanting to change a thing, then that would be it. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn't a song about that!

What’s your favorite movie genre?
Action. I love a good action movie, preferably with a little comedy thrown in.

Who’s your favorite actor/actress?
Do I really have one? No one immediately pops to mind, actually. Lots of folks I like a lot. Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Jodie Foster, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable.

What actor/actress do you refuse to see their movies?
As I have probably discussed before, with one exception, I cannot think of a single person that, given the right part, I would not see their movie. In the past, I would have said Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler. But I very much liked The Truman Show, Keeping the Faith was very good as well, and I really really liked Stranger Than Fiction. Because of the material, I was willing to see those movies in spite of my reservations about the actors' "usual fare." Sandler is still on my "most likely not" list, but given some of his recent choices (we'll ignore I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, shall we?), he may very well come up with a film soon that interests me enough to see it despite his presence. And I know he's not an actor, but I also will most likely not see another Quentin Tarantino; one was sufficient, thank you. The only actor that I truly do REFUSE to watch is Tim Roth. Every film I have ever seen with him in it has turned out horrid, no matter how much potential it may have held. Now, if I hear he is in a film (granted, he is not in many that interest me, but even if he is), I truly will not see it. One day, there may come an exception to that, but it would take a truly awesome movie for me to overcome my Roth-a-phobia.

What genre would you choose not to watch?
I can and do choose not to watch horror movies (see above about SE7EN) and gross-out/stupid comedies. I also rarely see war movies because they are usually way too violent/bloody/gorey for me.

What’s your favorite theater concession combo?
Milk Duds and a big honkin' Coke!

Front row, Back row, Side Seats, Aisle or center?
In "regular seat" theaters, dead center. In stadium seating, 3/4 of the way to the top, again center. (At our favorite theater, it is actually the next to the top row. Just the perfect viewing angle!)

Currently feeling: a love of movies

1 comment:

  1. fun to read your answers :) Except for the Shrek thing - we have a lot in common when it comes to movies!


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