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Movie Meme

Thanks to aunt_deen .

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

I don't know whether I've ever hit 10, but possibly.  Highest numbers would be It's A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Sound of Music, Spinal Tap, Ghostbusters, Caddy Shack, A Room With a View, Emma, A Knight's Tale, the LOTR movies, Broadcast News, Tootsie, Grosse Pointe Blank, Serenity...

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

Hair, Star Wars, Serenity (I was voting with my dollars) and (oddly) Heaven Can Wait.

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

Callum Rennie (sat thru X-Files for his teeny part), Colin Farrell (I've seen every one but two, and that will be fixed soon), Robert Downey, Hugh Grant, Damian Lewis, Vince Vaughn, Kevin McKidd, Bradley Whitford, Rufus Sewell, John Cusack...ETA Alan Rickman because I can't believe I forgot him.

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

Tom Cruise.  Except that he totally made Rain Man, so I'm not saying he's a bad actor, he just bores me a little.

5. Name a movie that you can quote from.

Many of those in 1.   The ones I use most often are Ghostbusters and Caddyshack.

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs.

West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins...

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

All of those, plus Hair.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Ha!  You're laughing already, aren't you? 
A movie for EVERYONE???  I'd say you can't go wrong with A Knight's Tale or A Room With a View.  Wilby Wonderful.
But for people who have similar taste to mine, I tell them to watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Out of Sight, Amelie, In Bruges, Office Space, Swingers and Serenity.

9. Name a movie that you own.

A lot.

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

Justin Timberlake and Hugh Dillon.

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

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.  I was practically prenatal.

12. Ever made out in a movie?

Hmmm.....not really

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

3:10 to Yuma, All the President's Men, everything I haven't seen by Hitchcock, everything I haven't seen by Scorsese except Raging Bull.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

Ironically, I almost walked out of Cape Fear, but I was with people.  I did walk out of Cold Mountain for several very long bathroom breaks, but couldn't leave because it was my good friend's birthday and we were with her and her husband. 

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

Many!  The one I remember having trouble with was Brokeback Mountain.

16. Popcorn?

Always.  Like, compulsively.  I'm not sure I've seen a movie without popcorn since I was a child.  I missed the start of Amelie for popcorn.

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

Not that often anymore, due to time and babysitting. 

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

City of Ember (one of older son's favorite books).

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

Dark comedy.

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

The Sound of Music.  My mom missed the Nazi part because I was too scared and had to go out to the lobby.

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

Sophie's Choice.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

I have no idea!  I like a lot of weird movies.  Maybe Brazil?

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

The Shining.  But I don't usually go to scary movies.

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

This is too hard! 


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Serenity (I was voting with my dollars)
This sounds exactly like something you would do, and I mean that in the best possible way.

So you've got that going for you. Which is nice. :-)

Brazil is pretty weird, and I liked Heaven Can Wait for more than just the football, so I can see that. (We are talking about the Beatty version, right?)
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
You and Jenn and I were all having trouble with Brokeback Mountain and those perfect-emotional-control folks we were with (yeah, I'm looking at you, misreall, even though I'm not sure you started it) just got up immediately after the final scene and walked out. We had to follow with tears streaming down our faces and be all blotchy in public.

Nov. 21st, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
I remember the lovely Bob Bryant consoling me after Brokeback, and remember how odd it seemed to me at the time that he wasn't a wreck too.
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Geez, in the immortal words of McNulty, what did I do?

And lets just wait a minute here. As I recall the three of you and Bob were sobbing, but John Russell and Paolo were also dry-eyed, so don't make me out to be some heartless, lonely villian.

Nov. 21st, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
John Cusack.
D'Oh! How could I forget John. ::hangs head in shame:: (The same is true for Hugh Grant but I never had high expectations for his films) Brad Whitford was just a given.

All the President's Men
Such a great movie. Your list reminds me I've missed a lot of Hitchcock too.

But you'll be proud I finally watched Iron Man last night... Loved it.
Nov. 21st, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
so don't make me out to be some heartless, lonely villian

You're not! IMO, (in this case) you were just as moved as we were, just not as weepy.

(And she did say "folks" --- she just can't give John and Paolo the evil eye, as they're not around.)
Nov. 21st, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
But you'll be proud I finally watched Iron Man last night... Loved it.

YAY! Do you counsider that a step outside the genre box? Or do you always like the sci-fi/comic stuff when they're big and well-done like that?
Nov. 21st, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh good!!
I didn't really like Sophie's Choice either and was concerned it was just me, that there was something I just wasn't seeing. I feel better now.
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