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
- Modern Times
- Cool Hand Luke (The Gilmore girls would be so dissapointed in me!)
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.