Sunday, January 21, 2007

El movie

C/O The Bilson freak, with cheers to Varese Sarabande for releasing the score CD to Snakes on a Plane next month, and jeers to YouTube for pulling certain Erica Campbell and Hayden Panettiere videos before I could see them. Blast their violations of use policies.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Do Tom & Jerry cartoons count as movies? Seriously, I think Back to the Future might qualify.

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
Well, I had to sit through Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo at the cinema by myself and at the drive-in when my dad took us to see it, but the only real example that counts is Beauty and the Beast (I went to see it at a special Saturday morning showing at the Globe, and then when it got a rare regular engagement there as a leading feature - rare for a cartoon in those dim days of the early 1990s in Barbados - I went to see it again).

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Laetitia Casta.

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

Er... Freddie Prinze Jr.?

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Die Hard ("Welcome to the party, pal!").

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Beauty and the Beast probably comes closest.

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

High School Musical. And the aforementioned Beauty and the Beast.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Rock'N'Roll High School. The Ramones! The school being blown up!

9. Name a movie that you own.
Malena, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Into The Blue, Belleville Rendezvous, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beauty and the Beast...

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Mos Def - excellent in 16 Blocks and Something The Lord Made.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
Yep - On The Right Track (one of Gary Coleman's hiatus movies in the Diff'rent Strokes days), the 1976 King Kong, at least two of the Star Trek movies, Short Circuit, Back to the Future, The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, Tron, Firefox, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial...

12. Ever made out in a movie?

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

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
I never walk out of a movie I haven't seen before.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Schindler's List came closest.

16. Popcorn?
I hate popcorn.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Quite often. Unfortunately I haven't been this year because I've been ill...

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

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
As Joe Bob Briggs put it, "A movie can be absolutely anything, except boring."

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Either Robin Hood or Island At The Top Of The World. As they were both Disney films it might have been on a double bill in 1974.


The Archivist said...

I feel like I learned a lot about you in this post.

Not that I've heard of some of these movies, to be honest.

But BTTF was VERY good.

jasonamatthews said...

I gotta call shenanigans on one of your answers. I think she's hot too, but Laetitia Casta is not an actress. Insanely lock-the-door hot, yes, thespian, no.

- The Jay

Cindylover1969 said...

I can see your POV given that most of her movies and TV work haven't turned up in the US (or in the UK widely) - Laetitia's spent more time acting (and having children with different men) than modelling in recent years - her most recent movie came out at the end of last year (not counting replacing Julia Roberts as the voice of Charlotte in the French dub of Charlotte's Web). And I maintain that she's still a better actress than Mischa Barton.