Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Movie Questionnaire

I love these things.  I mean, anything like this is just a blast.  Ask me anything and I'll give you an answer.  Yes, I'm one of those retarded people who fills out those 100 question forwards that all your 'friends without lives' send you once a month and even though it is the SAME BATCH OF QUESTIONS EVERY MONTH, I still have a blast filling it out.  So, I stumbled across Cinematic Reviews doing one of these on their blog and they requested that we all post our answers on our personal blogs as well, so I encourage you to do this!

Here are my answers:

1. What’s your favorite movie?
Jules et Jim

2. Least favorite movie?
LOL, like...I have no idea.  Blood Diamond comes instantly to mind and yet, is that really the worst movie I've ever seen?  Probably not.  It has to be something with Adam Sandler, like Little Nicky and yet I really want to say Gran Torino just for the shock value.  Ew, maybe Evita.

3. Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice-versa).
This happens a lot, right.  I'm going to go with GoodFellas on this, mainly because when I first saw it I didn't hate it but I thought it was highly overrated and then I saw it again and was completely entranced. 

4. Name your biggest “guilty pleasure” film.
Wild Things, easy!

5. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must be a line from a movie)?
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." - Russell Crowe/Gladiator

6. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must NOT be a line from a movie)?
"The most repulsive thing you could ever imagine is the inside of a camel's mouth. That and watching a girl eat octopus or squid." - Marlon Brando (but really, he's a bounty and I could have easily went with one of like fifteen other quotes from him)

7. Three favorite movie scenes?
Library love scene / Atonement
Dance scene / Band of Outsiders
Opening scene / Inglourious Basterds

8. Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture?
LOL, like...90% of them.

For the sake of this questionnaire I'll go with The King's Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, Braveheart & Rocky.

9. Top five of the year (currently)?
Bullhead (I'm counting this as a 2011 release because it was nominated for an Oscar, but it is technically a 2012 release)
Brave
Declaration of War
The Dark Knight Rises
Michael

10. Bottom three of the year (currently)?
Big Miracle
Brave (this is on both lists because I haven't seen enough from this year, sadly)
Mirror Mirror

11. What film gets your vote for the worst or most pointless remake?
Gus van Sant’s Psycho

12. Is there any film you think is actually desperate for a remake?
Hitchcock's Stranger's on a Train would get my vote.

13. Name your three favorite film heroes.
Can I just say Angelina Jolie, since that's like all she's good for these days?  Eh, how about John McClane, Batman and Indiana Jones.

14. Name your three favorite film villains.
Norman Bates, Patrick Bateman and Darth Vader

15. Best sequel?
The Godfather Part II, without question; right?  I mean, I don't know if you can really say that 'In the Mood for Love' is a direct sequel...can you?

16. Worst sequel?
LOL, um...Quantum of Solace for the sheer fact that Casino Royale was SOOOOOOOOOO good.

17. Best trilogy?
Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, at the moment.  I mean, Wong Kar Wai's marvelous Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love & 2046.

18. Worst trilogy?
Usually, if the first two suck I don't watch the third, but I have seen all three Focker movies and yes, it is a terrible collection of repetative crap...and I actually really liked the original.

19. What’s your favorite word to use in a movie review (if your film blog does not feature reviews, substitute “review” with “-related post”?)
Masterclass.  I don't use it often, but when I do it's because I really, REALLY mean it.

20. Anything else?
Yeah, this is too vague for me.  But is it?  Can I think of ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD?  How about my favorite film decade...which is the 60's, easily!  Oh, and Jean-Luc Godard is GOD.

9 comments:

  1. Love these things too. I'll be doing the questionnaire in a few days.

    That Crowe quote is one of my favorites! But that's probably not hard to imagine. ;-)

    YAY! The Dark Knight Rises is in your top 5 so far.

    Fantastic heroes/villains picks.

    I'm actually a huge fan of Quantum of Solace. Sure, it's not as good as Casino Royale, but I love it still.

    No, Godard is GOOD. Bergman is GOD. :-)

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    1. I can't wait to read yours. That Crowe quote was like the easiest answer for me on this whole thing...well, that and my favorite film.

      And I love me some Bergman too, but Godard is like my favorite director of all time. His style, his grasp of melding genre...it was astonishing to watch. Bergman was wonderful and delivered some of the most heart-wrenching films in cinema, but I feel like Godard as a whole delivered a wider range.

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    2. I really must see more of Godard's films. I've only seen a handful of his, but I've seen about 15 of Bergman's so far. If I had to pick, Bergman would probably be my favorite director. But Kieslowski is certainly in contention.

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    3. Kieslowski became one of my favorite directors EVER after one film; No End. Now I've seen four more of his films and he's earned that place :-D

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    4. I just saw No End a couple weeks ago and loved it, but my favorites are the Three Colors trilogy, The Decalogue, and The Double Life of Veronique. He was just a brilliant director. Don't know how he pulled off those two Oscar noms, but they were very much deserved.

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    5. I still need to see White, otherwise I may have had a real hard time with my trilogy question here. Wong Kar Wai's trilogy is rather epic though, so it would be hard to dethrone. I loved Red though, like a whole lot. Blue was also very good, but not as strong as Red IMHO...and, well, you know how I feel about The Double Life of Veronique (top ten films EVER).

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  2. fisti, you surely can't put "Evita" and "Gran Tarino" anywhere near a piece of crap like "Little Nicky". Seriously, LOL!

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    1. LOL, I actually mentioned them JUST for you...and the fact that it's hard for me to think of shitty movies unless I've seen them recently, and like, I try not to watch many shitty movies.

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