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 it...you 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.