The movie meme

Sometimes I just can’t be bothered with these things and other times they catch my interest. This one caught my eye over at BT’s Musings Of An Aussie Writer blog. I thought I might drop it in here to break up the blog book tour a bit, especially as we’re switching from Australian hosts to US hosts today, so there might be a gap of longer than 24 hours between book tour posts.

Here we go then:

1.Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

There are a few, but the obvious one is Blade Runner, the greatest movie of all time. I have no idea how many times I’ve seen that film and I’m still not bored of it. Never will be.

2.Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.

The most recent one would be The Dark Knight. I’m loving Nolan’s new Batman movies.

3.Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

It’ll probably never happen again, but Arnie always draws me in. Actually, there’s a caveat to that – Arnie for an action movie. None of this Kindergarten Cop shit. Otherwise I’m a fan of Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood… This is one of those loooong lists, so I’ll stop there.

4.Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Tom Cruise. I hate him. I hate him so much.

5.Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

There are loads. Blade Runner, obviously. Most Arnie movies. First Blood, the original John Rambo flick. Man, there are hundreds.

6.Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Hahaha, really? Oh wait, now that I think about it, I know pretty much all the songs in Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

7.Name a movie that you have been known to sing along.

The two I mentioned above I’m sure to sing along to. And BT mentioned in his list great film Across The Universe based on Beatles songs, which I’d have to agree with. That’s a film that gets better with every viewing.

8.Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Blade Runner. Star Wars (the original trilogy, not the prequel sputem that Lucas vomited from a fevered desire to cash in and ruin his entire life’s work. Not that I’m bitter or anything.) The Prophecy. Dark City. I could go on and on. How can anyone give just one answer to these questions?

9.Name a movie that you own.

I own hundreds of movies. I collect movies. The first one that comes to mind other than those I’ve already mentioned… Dark Star.

10.Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

Marky Mark of Funky Bunch fame. He’s an outstanding actor.

11.Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

I don’t think I ever have. I grew up in the UK and we don’t have drive-ins there. It would be quite masochistic trying to watch a film through the swishing of windscreen wipers.

12.Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

Watchmen. I think I’m scared to see it because the book is one of my all time favourite things in the whole of forever and I’m reluctant to smear that in any way… But I will watch it eventually.

13.Ever walked out of a movie?

I did once, but I can’t even remember what it was. I must have blanked it from my memory. I actually went to the cashier and said, “That film is so crap, can I have my money back?” She said, “Sure, we’ve been giving a lot of refunds on that one,” and just handed me the cash. I wish I could remember what it was…

14.Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

I never have that I can recall.

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

I live in the country and we have a local “Gerringong Flicks” night once a month. A couple of weeks ago we saw a French film called L’emmerduer, which translates as A Pain in the Ass. I was a bit concerned about going to see a French comedy but I actually really enjoyed it. Otherwise, the most recent film I’ve seen at the proper cinema in town was probably Wolverine. And we all know how I felt about that!

Oh, wait a minute – I just went back for that Wolverine link and realised that the most recent thing I saw was actually Star Trek. Now that was a great film.

16.What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

Dark fantasy, horror and scifi, naturally. Otherwise I’m a massive fan of the Kung Fu flicks from China and love a bit of an action fest.

17.What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

I went with my dad to see the original Star Wars back in 1977. I remember seeing the original Witch Mountain too and I saw a Sinbad movie on holiday once when I was very little. Those are the earliest things that come to mind, but I don’t know which was first.

18.What movie do you wish you had never seen?

The awful remake of War Of The Worlds with Tom “Couch-Jumping Tit” Cruise. Hideous, horrible, blasphemous thing!

19.What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

You know, I really can’t say. I can think of loads of weird movies… what about Eraserhead?

20.What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?

At about 14 I was traumatised by An American Werewolf In London. I slept with the lights on for weeks. Whatever happened to that sensitive child, I wonder? More recently I thought the US remake of The Ring was a really scary thing, very well handled.

21.What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

That L’emmerduer flick I mentioned earlier had me chuckling. Otherwise I can’t really think of anything.I don’t watch a lot of comedy.

So that’s my list. Not sure what it says about me, if anything. It probably says more about my memory today than anything else. What about you? Leave a comment if you agree or disagree. What are your favourite films?

(Incidentally, while picking up links from imdb for this post, I came across this: The imdb Top 250 movies of all time list, as voted by imdb users. Pretty interesting list.)

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3 thoughts on “The movie meme

  1. FOUL!

    How can Highlander not be in the top 250 but The Princess Bride gets in at number 186. I detest subjective lists that don’t match my own preferences… ;c)

    I’m glad I didn’t see this list before I did my meme – I’d have taken forever to decide on my answers and I’m guessing most of them would be different from what I put down. How could I have forgotten The Green Mile or The Exorcist!

    Cool list – your, not IMDB. :c)

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