9.05.2007

A Movie Meme

Shamelessly swiped from John who swiped it from Cassandra...


1. Name a movie you've seen more than 10 times.

Anything in the kids' DVD file, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Dirty Dancing, Matrix, LA Confidential, The Saint, A Christmas Story, Friday, any of the original Star Wars movies

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

Dirty Dancing (I was 15 and had a job with money burning a hole in my pocket)

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

Men: Daniel Craig, Mike Meyers, Russell Crowe, Val Kilmer

Women: Charlieze Theron, Sandra Bullock, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Garner...

I couldn't keep it to one single actor/actress either.

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

Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Danny Glover, Jane Fonda. (I'll just ditto John on this one)

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

Star Wars (any of the 3 original), So I Married an Axe Murderer, Top Gun (can't everyone quote something from this movie?), Friday, A Christmas Story (funny how the answers to this question mimic the answers to the first question)

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

The Sound of Music. Does Mary Poppins count? Because I know those too.

7. Name a movie with which you've been known to sing along.

See #6

8. Name a movie you would recommend everyone see.

Letters from Iwo Jima, Blackhawk Down

9. Name a movie you own.

Oh, good lord. Everything mentioned thus far plus many, many, more. (DITTO)

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

No clue. Dennis Leary is the only name coming to mind but I'm getting tired of quoting John's answers.

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

Yep. I can't remember what it was though. I was about 6 or 7 at the time. We all piled in the camper of a friend of my mom's and went to the Pickwick Drive In theatre. Funfunfun!

12. Ever made out in a movie?

My mother reads this blog!

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

300.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

Yes.

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

Shoot, what movie doesn't?

16. Popcorn?

Please. Easy butter, easy salt.

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

I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old and my husband is in Iraq. I don't go to the movies. Netflix is a lifesaver! Besides, I can pause it when someone has to pee.

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

Ratatouille.

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

Drama. Because there isn't enough of it in my life already *snerk*

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

Empire Strikes Back.

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

Natural Born Killers, Jarhead

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...no idea.

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

Children of the Corn

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

So I Married an Axe Murderer


And it looks like I should have followed the links backward because Cassandra added a few of her own:

What was the last movie you saw at home?

The Sound of Music. Actually I'm watching it right now. My kids LOVE it and so do I. I had never seen it before and two of my friends were raving about it so I moved it to the top of my Netflix queue and the kids and I made a "Movie Night" out of it. I fell in love. I love that my kids love it.

If you had to name your top ten favorite movies of all time, what would they be? And why are they your favorites?


Ooh, this is a toughie. I'm not going to rank them but I'll give it my best shot.

* Star Wars. The first one. It came out when I was 5. I endured endless amounts of teasing because my name is close to that of one of the major characters. But I loved the movie nonetheless. I reveled in being one of the best fighters with a lightsaber. When I was a kid, our neighbor (who was about 6'5" tall) dressed up as Chewbacca and came over on Halloween night. Scared the BeeJesus out of my poor mother because he was SO lifelike. It's a movie I can watch over and over and over and never tire of. I love learning new lines, finding new bits of trivia, seeing new things.

* LA Confidential. It's a smart movie. The plot is intelligent. The characters are multi-dimensional. The fact that it is set in my old hometown helps. I've always been fascinated by recent history of the Los Angeles area and this movie just captures my fascination. It stars Russell Crowe before he became big, famous, and an ass. And it's about the only thing I can tolerate Kim Bassinger in.

* LA Story. For many of the same reasons as LA Confidential. Steve Martin is hilarious in this movie and it spoofs all of the absurdities of life in Los Angeles.

* The Sound of Music. Just a classic. I could add Mary Poppins in here too but I like SoM better.

* So I Married An Axe Murderer. Mike Meyers kills me. The characters he plays in this movie crack me up.

* Dirty Dancing. Mmmmm...Patrick Swayze in his younger days. In tight pants. Getting wet. Mmmm...

* Casino Royale. Daniel Craig. 'Nuff said. Yum.

* Friday. Hilarious for many of the same reasons LA Story is funny. Nice to see Deebo get his arse kicked too.

* A Christmas Story. Best movie to quote from! The day after Thanksgiving isn't the same without it.
"Ralphie: [Ralphie is shoved down the slide, but he stops himself and climbs back up] No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
Santa Claus: You'll shoot your eye out, kid. "
Funny every single time.

* Christmas Vacation. The other 1/2 of our Day-After-Thanksgiving movie marathon. Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid are priceless in this one. And the "Mele Kalikimaka" scene makes me giggle now that we're here.


So there ya have it! Feel free to add your own in the comments (below) or do it up on your own blog and send me the link and I'll add it!




Pau.




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