Jarv’s movie confessions
Originally Brother Kloipy’s idea, this one, then Droid, being an Australian so genetically prone to this kind of thing, stole it. It is a great idea, though, so I’m having a crack but am going to put a strange little twist on it. Basically, as resident crap movie hound (yes, I know), I’ll gladly go out of my way to watch any old shit, particularly if Brooke Hogan is in it, so instead I’m going to have a look at “quality” cinema that I’ve seen and would recommend. Hope this works.
What are your 10 favourite films:
There are a hell of a lot to choose from, and films do come in and out of this depending on my mood, but in no particular order:
- City of God
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- The Big Sleep
- Flash Gordon
- The Princess Bride
- The Exorcist
- North By Northwest
Which is the film that you most recommend to people and why?
Probably The Lives of Others. I think it’s genuinely brilliant and even managed to touch my heart of granite. I know it has subtitles and whatnot, but I honestly think that it’s something that everyone should see.
Which classic movie not mentioned would you unequivocally recommend?
Harvey. If you haven’t seen it, go and find it and stick it on on a Sunday afternoon. James Stewart is superb, and who doesn’t love a film about a 6ft tall invisible rabbit?
What film did you see most times in the cinema?
Easy this one- The Full Monty. Not because I loved it, although I did like it, but for various reasons I ended up seeing it 4 times in the theatre. I was growing to hate it by then.
Which director will you watch a film from regardless of probable quality?
John Carpenter. His continued decline makes me sad, and I keep watching his output in the hope that he’ll get back some kind of form. Hell, if he could just get back to In the Mouth of Madness form that would be something.
Which film have you seen most often?
Flash Gordon. I was given a bootleg VHS of it back in 1984, and watched it countless times. It was also my go to when drunk film, and I now make a ritual of watching it every Christmas morning. It has to be the most awesome and quotable film ever made, and it always makes me smile
Which film have you only seen once that you would most like to revisit?
For some reason, and I’ve no idea why, I’ve only seen Kes once. I keep meaning to get it and then keep forgetting.
Which DVD gets the most play?
Alien. The missus loves them, and they’re watched at least once every couple of months.
What DVD/ Blu Ray are you going to buy next?
Probably The Dark Knight Rises.
Which “guilty pleasure” would you most recommend?
I’m coming to this when I do the retrospective on the Vault for our 3 year anniversary, but leaving Flash Gordon aside, it’s hard to look beyond Split Second. It’s just so awesome on every conceivable level.
Which film are you most looking forward to for the rest of 2012?
I can’t believe I’m about to say this, and don’t laugh, but Dredd has my name all over it. I have no idea why, but the more I think about it, the more excited I’m feeling. I loved 2000AD as a child, and so did Garland apparently, so I’ve high hopes for it. I just hope, and pray, that it makes over $50m in the US, because I really NEED that Judge Death sequel.
That’s more than enough for the moment,