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.1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Off the top of my head:
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Monty Python and the Meaning of LIfe
Arsenic and Old Lace
Batman (the 1989, Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson versrion that one of the kids at work had the temerity to call "an old movie" the other day...same kid had never seen Raiders of the Lost Ark...)
There are others, I'm sure, but I've seen those on the list dozens of times.2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
There are a few, but I think the one that takes the cake was that old movie Batman, which I saw 5 the summer it came out.
Others: I saw Braveheart twice in the theaters. I saw Christmas Vacation twice--I'd already seen it, but didn't want to accompany my Dad and Sister into The Little Mermaid, so I saw it again.
When they re-released the original Star Wars trilogy, I saw thsoe a couple times each.
Most recently was Pan's Labyrinth, which is one I think I'll like more every time I see it....3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
I have three words for you: Joe. Don. Baker.
Also: Wilford Brimley.
(Or, I could be honest and say Morgan Freeman, or Edward Norton, or Kate Winslet, or Keira Knightley)4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Adam Sandler, if he can't get away from those fuckin' sappy endings.5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
O Brother Where Art Thou?
In fact, if you really look, most everything I say is from O Brother Where Art Thou?6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs
I will write a grand total of three sentences here, the first two declarative, the last imperative.
I can sing every song from Annie.
Shut the fuck up.7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with
Aside from occasionally singing along with O Brother Where Art Thou, there's not a whole lot that comes to mindedit
: My senior year in high school, we sang pieces from Lion King for chorus. A couple years ago, it was watched at a family get-together, and I realized I still knew all the songs.
Hakuna Matata.8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
You know, if you haven't seen Contact, do yourself the favor.9. Name a movie that you own.
Because it doesn't get enough play in today's world, I'd simply like to mention that I own Best of the Best, which is absolutely the very best bad karate movie ever made. I mean, I know a cast where Eric Roberts and Chris Penn get billing over James Earl Jones just screams beautiful cinema.10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
The first couple that spring to mind are Kris Kristofferson and Queen Latifah. Both have a weird charisma about them.
What about Mark Wahlberg, does he count? Marky Mark's actually another of my favorites.
All of those guys are great.
But Dude. Roddy Piper is The Shit in They Live. 11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Oh hells yeah. I'm a big drive-in movie fan. Midway Drive-In's about 6 miles from my house. It'll be opening in a month or so.12. Ever made out in a movie?
And boy was Bea Arthur pissed.13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
You know, I've had both The 39 Steps and The Wild Bunch on my Netflix Queue since I rejoined, and they keep getting bumped. I just moved them to the front of the list.14. Ever walked out of a movie?
It's gotta be a SHITTY movie for me to walk out. I've left movies a couple of times when there were techinical issues. I went to a different showing of Pirates of the Caribbean when they couldn't get the projector right. I asked for my money back when a copy of Ocean's 12 kept shutting off any time the reel changed.15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I was made fun of for a LONG time after The Green Mile. Why it bothered me so much that they killed the large black man with the initials JC, I couldn't tell you. But damn.16. Popcorn?
Yes.17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
I go in spurts. I've actually caught a couple in the past week (Reno 911! Miami, which disappointed, and 300, which I liked quite a bit)
Problem is, I'm more than a half-hour from a decent theater (I'm snobbish, and won't patronize the two in town, the first because of the aforementioned Oceans 12 problem, and the second because although the folks who run it are nice, it's falling apart, and always seems to have half the speakers out).18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
300. Like I said, I really liked it. Not the groundbreaking thing that it was being touted as. But I liked it.19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Smart, goofy comedies that don't have to focus on your Adam Sandlers or Jim Carreys of the world.
And I've got a special place for disaster movies.20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
I remember seeing Yoda on the big screen. So I must have been three, and was taken to see Empire Strikes Back. The first one I remember, for a fact, seeing was Star Trek II. When Khan puts the monsters in Chekov and Terrell's ears? Scared the shit out of me. I still have ear issues.21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
There are several wastes of time that come to mind, but I can't think of anything that really makes me say "I wish I'd never seen that."22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
I don't like this question. Instead, I'll talk about telling a guy at my viewing of 300 to get off his cell phone. He was on his cellphone. In a movie. First, whispering. Then text-messaging. I didn't get nearly as mad as the guy behind him, who I really thought was going to make the cell phone guy eat his phone.23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
When I was a kid, Poltergeist scared the ever breathing fuck out of me. I cannot put it into words.
Also, the John Lithgow/Terror at 30,000 feet segment of The Twilight Zone movie bothered me when I was little.
Later in life, I was surprised by one. Having lived a great deal of my life out in the woods, I was creeped out in a most unexpected way by The Blair Witch Project.
The Ring also was frightening.
Misery, going back a bit. Misery is a scary, scary flick. Kathy Bates gets all the credit in the world for that.24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
It's hard to say. The top few: Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, This is Spinal Tap, Stripes, Super Troopers, Life of Brian, Coming to America, Clerks.
Borat gets a tentative placement. But it takes repeated viewings to go to the top of the list.