Movie Confessions Blogathon

I read this post over at the awesome Kloipy Speaks who found it from someone who found it from someone who found it from someone who found it on myfilmviews.com. And thus, after much begetting, I have now decided to take it upon myself to join in the fun.

Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?

Apocalypse Now. Maybe I need to give this movie another go. There was this one time in between my junior and senior year of high school, where we had to read Beowulf, and it pissed me off! How dare they assign homework over summer vacation! I begrudgingly read the darn thing, hating every word of it. Two years later during my sophomore year of college, we had to read Beowulf. I don’t know if it was the fact that I’d matured a little (yeah right) or it wasn’t summer vacation so I was more open to reading confusing texts, whatever it was – I loved it! Beowulf is a freaking awesome story! Anyway, I think that’s similar to what happened with Apocalypse Now. I wasn’t a big fan of the book (and maybe I should give it another go, I may love it and just not realize it), and so when we had to watch the movie in AP English IV in high school…I just wouldn’t let myself like it.

Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?

I’m sure tons upon tons! It’s hard to think of movies you’ve not seen though… hmm…So I went to Rotten Tomatoes and found a list of 100 greatest classics, and copied the first 10 I came to.

  • Rear Window
  • Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • North by Northwest
  • The Third Man
  • All About Eve
  • Laura
  • Modern Times
  • Repulsion
  • Cool Hand Luke (The Gilmore girls would be so dissapointed in me!)
  • Rebecca

Hm… Mom do you have something going on with classic films here? My name is Laura and my 8 year old sister is Rebecca… Is there a classic out there named Kelly?

Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?

Yes. I don’t remember what we were seeing but I was at the movies with my best friend Monica and I think we weren’t impressed so we went to a different theater that was playing 10 Things I Hate About You. To be fair we did purchase a movie ticket, we just didn’t like the movie we went to see originally.

Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?

Actor: Matthew McConaughey. Does he own a shirt? I know, I know, I’m supposed to be swooning at his feet….but really? Pass.

Actress: Zooey Deschanel. I mean, she’s alright, I don’t hate her. I don’t shoot myself at the site of having to watch a movie with her in it. BUT, she plays the same person every time. Hipster quircky blah blah blah.

From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?

Billy Wilder. It’s not like I’m avoiding the films, I just haven’t gotten around to seeing any of them for one reason or another.

Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?

Twilight. Does that count? Don’t judge me!

Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?

I’m sure. When I was a teenager. All teenagers are annoying, yes? Yes. Actually I was an OK teenager, I just had fits of loud uncontrollable giggles.

Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?

I was having a hard time thinking of one for this, so I asked my husband because he remembers things about me more than I do. He said we went to see this movie named Twisted in 2004 because Sam Jackson was in it. Now… I don’t remember this at all, so the husband pulls up a trailer for me to watch. I watched the trailer, I still didn’t remember it, and about halfway through I checked out of the trailer because it looked so boring. So, I’m just going to have to trust the hubby on this one that we actually saw this movie. I’m going to say I don’t remember it because it was so boring. It’s either that or I’ve developed dementia early on in life.

Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles? 

I won’t if I’ll be laying in bed while I’m watching the movie, unless I know I’ll be awake and able to watch the screen the whole time. I don’t mind subtitles, I just want to actually be able to see them good.

Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?

Ultra Violet. I don’t know why I haven’t watched it. There’s a video store in town that has amazing deals on their rental movies, and they sometimes sell them for $1. So my husband and I end up with tons of movies that sit on the shelf for months or years before we watch them.

Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?

Well, we did own this movie called The Edison Death Machine… which is just terrible. It was actually stolen when the ole hubby and I took our honeymoon trip to Vegas two summers ago. We were robbed, but had it not been for that we’d still own the movie. You know, I love me a good cheesy B-movie made on a dime budget, but that movie is just…terrible. There is no other word other than terrible. I hope whoever stole it was forced to watch it and nothing else for a week straight. That might make up for the Play Station 3  they got!

Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?

Nothing strange here. If we’re in the living room we watch on the TV with either the XBox or the PS3. If we are in the bedroom we watch movies off the iMac, mostly from Netflix.

Any other confessions you want to make?

I watched things at the age of 6 that no 6 year old should ever be watching. Freddy Krueger, Night of the Living Dead, Tales From the Crypt

Oh, I have a confession. I hated Harry Potter before I saw it. I was a full on hater drinking on my hateraide. Then…I watched it. And I dumped all my hateraide down the toilet and begged the Wizengamot to forgive me! They did, luckily, and so Neville Longbottom and I live happily ever after.

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13 thoughts on “Movie Confessions Blogathon

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  2. Cool idea – I would do this on my blog, except that it looks like a lot of hard work putting it together, I wouldn’t automatically have all the answers, and quite frankly I can’t be bothered right now!

    The only answer I immediately had was for the first question about the classic movie – it’s a new classic rather than an old classic – it’s Brokeback Mountain. Everyone raved about it so much, then a friend and I finally got around to watching it at her house, and we just couldn’t get into it. We did give it an hour, with neither of us daring to be the one to say that we were finding it boring and couldn’t understand most of what they were saying! I can’t remember which one of us said it first, but I know we were both relieved when we had admitted it and could switch it off! Maybe we just weren’t in the mood for it that night when we just wanted to have a little drink and a giggle, maybe I’ll give it another shot another time.

    • I haven’t seen Brokeback either. It didn’t look interesting but then like you I just kept hearing about it over and over and over. I still want to try to watch it someday…maybe.

    • Oh.. and honestly I had to have my husband help me LOL. I said “Who am I sick of?” and he’d tell me a name and I’d say OH YEAH THAT lol. I have a hard time thinking of things I’ve said or thought before, but he always remembers!

  3. Ditto for me about Tales from the Crypt. Out of your list of unseen I would say see Dr. Strangelove, Cool Hand Luke, Rear Window, NXNW, and The Third man. All great movies! Glad to see you put this up!

  4. I picked Apocalypse Now as my response to #1 also, and having something forced on you in school will kill your interest in anything. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your responses.

    • Isn’t that the truth? Most of the time I found myself liking the books and things that were assigned to us but for some reason I just could not make myself like Heart of Darkness. Maybe I should give it another go though.

  5. Fun questions. I’m with Vanessa, I’d be curious to do something like this yet I would take too long with the answers!

    You must, must, MUST see All About Eve. It is one of my FAVORITE movies of all time. Also, you must, must, MUST see Rear Window. That is another FAVORITE!

    Sorry for all of the screaming 🙂

    • Ohh thank you I definitely have them on my “to do” list 🙂 You can scream at me all you want, I definitely understand being passionate about a film!

  6. Sorry for being so late in reading this, but with so many entries, a holiday and tons of email I hadn’t gotten around to it earlier.

    Although I can understand your feelings towards Apocalypse Now I quite like it. It moves along slowly, but I think the atmosphere of the war has been captured perfectly.

    Out of those ten classics I have not seen Laura en Repulsion. You should check out those Hitchcock movies, they are all excellent.

    Agree with you on Zooey Deschanel, same role in every movie…so does Michael Cera…

    Never saw Twilight and not really planning to see them either…means I can’t hate them 😉

    A lot of people answered that they won’t watch subtitled movie if they are tired…personally I don’t even consider them when selecting a movie…

    How come you watched those movies at that age?

    • No worries 🙂

      I think I’ll give Apocalypse Now another shot…I was probably just being a snotty teenager when I was forced to watch it before and just told myself I didn’t like it. And you’re right about Michael Cera, though I’ve not managed to become sick of him yet.
      I don’t mind subtitles, as long as I know I can be focused on the screen (don’t have a big knitting project to work on).

      As far as watching those movies at that age, I don’t really have a good answer for that. As far as I can remember Night of the Living Dead came on TV when I was 6 years old on New Years Eve – I remember this vividly because mom was letting me stay up WAY past my bedtime due to the holiday, and it was on TV and I loved it!

      Then somewhere around the time I was 7 or so A Nightmare on Elm Street came on and I asked if I could watch it, and my Granny said I could but I had to tell her if I got scared so she could turn it off, and I never got scared so I got to watch the whole thing.

      I think it also kinda boiled down to no supervision. I remember being 8-10 years old and renting movies with my friend across the street – tons and tons of those great cheesy 80’s horror films and we’d just spend days on end watching these movies, and no one was really watching us. The funny thing is that then as well as now I’m one ginormous scaredy cat. There’s even a spare room we have that sometimes we keep the door shut to keep the cat out of, and I CANNOT open the door to that room if it’s night. There’s going to be an alien in there, or a demon, monster, masked murderer, shadow person, boogyman…..something will be in there to get me if I open that door when it’s night out!

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