Sunday, July 19, 2009

I was Angry, and Then...

This movie meme thing happened. I still have a rant brewing. Maybe tomorrow it will spill over. Maybe not.

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

Rear Window (1954), the original Hitchcock. Talk about suspense, I seen that darn flick a gazillion times, and I still clench up when Raymond Burr (aka Lars Thorwald) enters Jimmy Stewart's place. Yikes.

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

I'm a cheapskate, so this doesn't happen often. The last time was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I wanted to see the "eat shit" look Ginny gave Cho again.

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

Harrison Ford. But that was long ago.

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

Any "professional" wrestler except Tor Johnson. Plan 9 was bitchin'.

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

Okay, I'll name two: Platoon.

I can't help repeating the line from Barnes to O'Neil before the final battle: "We all gotta die sometime, Red."

and Ghostbusters. (any line that comes out of Bill Murray's mouth...Mother Pussbucket comes to mind)

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

Jesus Christ Superstar. Love it. The movie was weird as hell, too. I also dig Phantom of the Opera (go ahead, throw things), but the movie...meh. I couldn't watch more than ten minutes.

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

Guys and Dolls. C'mon everybody..."I got a horse right here..."

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

Rebel without a Cause so you'll know what all the James Dean schtuff is about. That and Zombie Strippers. (I'm kidding about one of these, of course)

9. Name a movie that you own:

Seven Samurai. You should probably watch that one, too. Slide it in #8 instead of the strippers.

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

Ice Cube. Have you seen Anaconda? That's what acting is all about. Hell yeah.

*edit* But seriously...I'm a big Tom Waits fan. Thanks to KC Shaw for reminding me. I loved his Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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

Regrettably, no, but we did have a "drive-in" party in our backyard last year (big sheet hanging from the house with a projector=drive in). We showed Scooby-Doo episodes for the kids and watched The Horror of Dracula when they went to bed.

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

The last movie with Peter Cushing in know, the one I haven't seen yet. I think it might have vampires in it. Vampires or reanimated corpses. Either that or he plays Sherlock Holmes. Damn. Too many Cushing movies.

13.Ever walked out of a movie:

Only to, you know, go "potty".

14.Name a movie that made you cry in the theater:

Up. Like a freakin' baby. That movie is like torture for the first 10 minutes, man. I also cried at The Muppet Movie, but I was like four or five.

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

Up. Can't go back to the theater. Too traumatic. Except maybe to see Harry Potter. Gotta have my Potter fix...

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

The good one. You know, with the awesome schtuff in it. Explosions and meaningful exchanges of dialogue about the nature of love and the universe?

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

The Muppet Movie. It made me question the nature of reality.

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

The Ring. Seriously, I had trouble sleeping. Then I started trying to understand the logic of the whole thing, and I had trouble sleeping for a whole different reason.

19.What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

Kwaidan. Japanese ghost stories for the win! If you don't think giant eyeballs floating over a blizzard are weird, you're fired.

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

I'm with Katey on this. Full Metal Jacket freaked me out. Horror stuff, yeah...scary. But war. War is effin' real. Full Metal Jacket is messed up real...weirdo soundtrack that twists your head, too.

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

I still love Ghostbusters. I didn't get half of it when I was a kid. Some of Aykroyd's lines are priceless. Nobody, but nobody, improvs like Bill Murray. Plus, the big monster at the end? Marshmallow!


I'm going to go make some s'mores. Cheers.


Danielle Birch said...

I love Rear Window too. I have it on DVD and have also watched it many times and I'm always on the edge of my seat every time Lisa goes into the Thorwald's apartment.

Unknown said...

hey we match for last movie saw and the crying factor. nice. also shows that them pixar people are out to get us.

Ray when someone asks you if you're a god, you say yes.

Or something like that :^)

Fox Lee said...

Japanese horror movies freak the crap out of me.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Any and every time I am near a piano, I repeatedly tap the high C and B keys and say "they hate this."

I've found that most people don't know what the hell I am referring to.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Oh, man! I totally forgot about 'Jesus Christ' Superstar on my musical list...Think I'm going to have to re-visit 'Full Metal Jacket'.

Aaron Polson said...

Danielle - I know...for some reason, I forget exactly how it goes down. Hitchcock was amazing.

Samantha - (shakes fist a Pixar)

Natalie - the Japanese know their demons.

Jameson - I love how Murray played that with such confidence...then, in the kitchen, Sigourney Weaver asks him if he knows how to use that thing..."I...I think so". Too good.

Alan - "What's the buzz, tell me what's happenin'..."

K.C. Shaw said...

I hadn't thought about Rear Window in years! That's an excellent movie. I'm sure there have been attempts at remakes over the years, but no one could improve on the original.

They've been showing Ghostbusters on one of the cable channels here over and over. I can't stop myself from watching it every time. That is a seriously funny movie.

Sophie Playle said...

The Ring has also freaked me out majourly. What do you mean about figuring out the logic of it?

Carrie Harris said...

I dunno. I tend to love movies with The Rock in them, because they're hilarious. Not always intentionally so, but that's okay with me.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I like how they got George 'The Animal' Steele to play Tor in Ed Wood. He was pretty good in that role.

Cate Gardner said...

I want the rant... :D

How could I forget Jesus Christ Superstar? I mean I admit to The Slipper & The Rose (shudder) and forget I've watched Superstar as many times. Doh!

Katey said...

"... the name is Paul Revere..."

Ha! My dad played Nathan Detroit and my mom played Adelaide when I was like 10. I never forgot all the lyrics. <3

Rear Window is one of my favorites of all time, too. I think it might even be my favorite Hitchcock. I love Jimmy Stewart.

That's pretty cool that we have the same idea of scary, innit? Not all that surprising, but yeah. I'm messed up for days after Full Metal Jacket. And weirdly enough, I think Platoon is the movie over which I've cried the hardest and the most. Totally traumatized me.

Good list!

Rebecca Nazar said...

The Muppet Movie, oh what a classic. I remember thinking, " . . . gone with the Schwinn" being the funniest pun ever, Kermit.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C. - It is a bit like crack.

Sophie - The little boy freaks out and says "you let her out!", but the killer still operates under the same pattern as before (she'll come kill you unless you make a copy of the tape...a copy of the tape? WTF?) So, why does it matter that "you let her out"? That kid was pretty freaked out. Don't know if this makes any sense...try this site:

Carrie - All can have The Rock.

Jamie - But he was playing Tor Johnson. Tor Johnson!

Cate - Don't worry. It's coming. I'm trying to be "professional" about it.

Katey - Platoon was a work of art, too. I hate it when folks are all like: "that's not the way things would happen". You know, its a STORY. Get over it.

Rebecca - Kermit's the man. er...frog.

Anonymous said...

"and there's a guy who says if the weather's clear..."

Let's all have a singalong!

Jesus Christ Superstar is AMAZING. "Could We Start Again, Please?" is one of the most beautiful songs ever. Did you see the 2000 remake? S&M apostles ftw.


Aaron Polson said...

Oh, a remake of JC Superstar with S&M...I'm there.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Waits also had a terrific cameo in "Mystery Men," another one of those flicks that if you haven't seen . . . you should.