I have never done a blog-a-thon before, but I am trying to be a little more proactive in things lately so here goes.
This Movie Questionnaire blog-a-thon was started by Cinemanic Reviews which I picked up from Andy Buckle’s Film Emporium.
1. What is your favourite movie?
2. Least favourite movie?
Love’s Kitchen – utterly inedible.
3. Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice versa)?
As much as I hate to admit it, the more I think about it the more I don’t think I like The Avengers. I liked it in the cinema, but a subsequent watch at home left me feeling quite cold. Not hate, but definitely going downhill.
4. Name your biggest guilty pleasure.
Titanic (I know, I know)
5. Favourite quote from favourite actor or actress (and must be a line in a movie)?
Steve Martin – I couldn’t be a woman, I’d stay home and play with my breasts all day – LA Story
6. Favourite quote from a favorite actor/actress (and must NOT be a line from a movie)?
Everything is within walking distance, if you have time – Steven Wright (I love his deadpan humour)
7. Three favourite movie scenes?
A little tricky this one. The first three that come to mind are:-
a. Brad Pitt as the stoner in True Romance (makes me laugh every time)
b. Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken in True Romance (one of the best pieces of writing QT has done)
c. Anything from LA Story. (Steve Martin at his best – every scene is magical)
8. Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture?
Shakespeare in Love
Dances with Wolves
Driving Miss Daisy
9. Top five of the year (currently)?
Take This Waltz
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
10. Bottom three of the year (currently)?
I tend to not see too many bad movies so this is a little difficult, but if I had to chose then:-
Man on a Ledge (purely final the cringe inducing final reel)
11. What film gets your vote for the worst or most pointless remake?
Nightmare on Elm Street
12. Is there any film you think is actually desperate for a remake?
I have highlighted on my site a 2010 film called Chatroom by Director Hideo Nakata who is best well known for Ringu. There is a potentially really strong film hidden away here about internet chatrooms and the dangers they can bring. Whilst Nakata portrays the internet interaction in a really interesting way, this fascinating premise is lost beneath a terrible script and an appalling final third.
13. Name your three favorite film heroes.
Maverick, Lloyd Dobbler and Hans Solo
14. Name your three favorite film villains.
The Joker, Hans Gruber, Tomy Devito (Joe Pesci in Goodfellas)
15. Best sequel?
The Bourne Supremacy took things to a whole new level.
16. Worst sequel?
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – honourable mention to Grease 2 (Lets bowl, lets bowl, lets rock ‘n’ roll)
17. Best trilogy?
Hard to look past Toy Story. Three films that fit together perfectly.
18. Worst trilogy?
Transformers – if you willingly chose to pay your own money to watch them, its partly your fault.
19. What’s your favorite word to use in a movie review (if your film blog does not feature reviews, substitute “review” with “-related post”?)
Looking back through some of my reviews, I seem to have a compulsion for the word captivated. Think I might be overusing it.
20. Anything else?
Don’t forget to look for the fun in movies first; fault finding should come second.