Friday, March 16, 2007

Movie Meme

Pulled from Big Stupid Tommy.

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

There are quite a few (I am a parent, so there are some I've seen ad nauseum), but Shawshank and Grand Canyon are two of my favorites, so I'll leave it at that.

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

I can't think of one. I don't like the theater much anymore.

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

Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman

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

Bruce Willis

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

The Blues Brothers

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

I don't sing along with other people around. They don't deserve that.

8. Name a movie you would recommend everyone see.

Little Miss Sunshine

9. Name a movie you own.

I own a lot of movies, but now that I'm hooked up with the netflix, who knows how long that will last? Technology changes, delivery methods change, and we gotta adapt...

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


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

Yeah, but I don't remember what any of them were. The movie wasn't really the point.

12. Ever made out in a movie?


13. Name a movie you keep meaning to see but you just haven't gotten around to yet.

The Defiant Ones -- the 1958 one with Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. It's in my netflix cue.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

Yeah, when I was a kid. It was horrible thing called Up Your Ladder that a friend made me go see. We both walked out.

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

Brokeback Mountain

16. Popcorn?

When I'm home. Air-popped with real butter, a healthy dose of salt, and maybe a dash of pepper.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

Rarely. I'd much rather watch a movie at home. I make better popcorn, there's beer and wine here, I can wear sweats or my pajamas, and if it's cold, I can curl up in a blanket. At the theater, there's always some obnoxious kid, a loud talker, someone kicking the back of my chair, and they refuse to pause the movie when I have to get up to pee.

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

Brokeback Mountain

19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

I dunno. Good ones.

20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

Mary Poppins

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

I can't think of one. I've seen some pretty awful movies -- especially when I'm stuck on a plane -- but none of them ruined my life.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

I'm not sure what that means. Non-mainstream? How to define "weird?" I love the movie The Fisher King, which is pretty quirky.

23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?

I don't really go for scary movies, but the most scared I've ever been while watching a film was during The Godfather, during that scene in the restaurant when Al Pacino retrieves the gun from the men's room and then shoots those dudes. My heart was pounding a hole through my chest through that whole scene. It was an awesome moment in one of the best movies ever.

24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?

That's a very hard one. Maybe Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Or The Princess Bride. The Blues Brothers is definitely on the short list. Spinal Tap is brilliant. A lot of Bill Murray's goofy stuff is great (Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Groundhog Day...). I'll think of a few more in ten minutes...


fletch said...

Good choice on #4. I'm glad I don't have a blog anymore; otherwise, I would have to confess the last movie I saw in the theater was Reno 911 - Miami.

Tommy said...

My sister read the blog, and went out of her way to announce in public this afternoon that I know all the words to Annie, the Lion King, and she said that she'd bet that I knew all the words to every song in the Popeye movie.

Dernitol if she's not right. (The Muppet Movie, and Wizard of Oz also applied, we figured out)...

alice said...

I haven't watched the Wizard of Oz with the orginal soundtrack in years, but I've watched it with the alternate soundtrack enough times to see scenes from the movie when I hear songs from Dark Side of the Moon...

(And your sister sounds properly evil, Tommy. Kudos to her)

Fletch... Reno 911? How'd you get talked into that one? Was it any good?

Keera said...

I'm stealing this. :-) I've managed to see "Star Wars" (the first one, i.e. episode III) about 16 or 17 times due to both choice and fluke.

fletch said...

Well, I have to admit to liking the TV show in all it's tacky glory. The movie is obviously very low budget and much more raunchier than TV, if you can imagine that. I could be wrong but I don't think it will be up for Best Picture. If you like the TV show I recommend seeing the movie on a pretty Saturday afternoon, wearing dark glasses and an overcoat so no one will recognize you. You will have the theater to yourself.

alice said...

I haven't seen the TV show, but I will own up to laughing at some of their promotional commercials...

Joe P. said...

a fine list of questions. which i will likely appropriate (with acknowledgements to you, natch) in the near future.

i honestly cannot count all the movies i've seen at drive-ins, but i vividly recall almost all of them. and the first movie i ever saw in a theater was also the first time my dad ever decided a movie was decent enough to take his family to - Mary Poppins. I was four and all that fantasy-merging-with-reality scared the bejesus out of me. i like the movie (and did after i left the theater) but while watching it, it utterly freaked my wee mind. also, while growing up, going to a movie a jillion times was a common activity. as for the first Star Wars - way over 100 times at least. yeah, i'm a nerd.

but i do have a question for you regarding comedies -- any favorites made post-1990 on your list of hilarious (other than the fine choice of Groundhog Day)??

alice said...

Hrmmm.... post-1990 comedies that I liked... surely there are some, aren't there?

Oh, dear! I can't think of one. Surely someone is still making funny movies -- something besides jackass and borat?

Oh! I thought of one: 1994's The Ref (with Dennis Leary and Kevin Spacey)

And then there's the very recent Little Miss Sunshine, which I loved.

Maybe I'm just getting old...