Droids Movie Confessions
I saw this over at brother Kloipy’s place, and well, decided to steal it.
Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
I appreciate the film on a purely visual level, but I binned it twice before managing to get through the film on the third try. The film is too impersonal and I simply cannot get involved in the story.
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
Gone With The Wind
The Last Picture Show
The Magnificent Seven
King Kong (1933)
The Third Man
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
Only once. I snuck in to Scream. I had two hours to kill before the screening and decided to go see a movie before it, and then just switch cinemas. Unfortunately that movie was Michael, so I learned a valuable lesson that day. Crime doesn’t pay.
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
This is an obvious one. Our Nic. I’ve only ever seen one good Kidman performance, and that was in ‘To Die For’. She also annoys the crap out of me.
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
Akira Kurosawa. Because I’m a heathen. I’ve always intended on watching his movies, I’ve just never got around to doing so.
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
There are plenty of examples, but one that springs to mind is Sahara. People seem to despise this movie. I thought it was a lot of fun.
Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?
Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?
Of course. I’ve pretty much seen the entire works of Winona Ryder because I used to have a big thing for her. I’ve sat through utter drivel like How to make an American Quilt because of her. She’s evil.
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
I’ve never written a movie off because it was subtitled. There are situations when I have chosen not to watch a subtitled film. If it’s late, or if I’m going to be cooking dinner or something where I know I won’t be able to give the film my full attention.
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
No. But there are movies I’ve seen before that I’ve bought and haven’t got around to watching. See the next question for examples.
Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I have Scream 3 and 4 because I’m a dimwitted completionist. I also picked up Drive Angry for a few quid because I wanted to give it another shot, this time with appropriate expectations. If anything, it was even worse on second viewing.
I still own them because I’m a hoarder.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
Enormous bean bag FTW!!!
Any other confessions you want to make?
I’m writing this because I’m at work and very, very bored.