Saw this post on my friend Andy Watches Movies site, had to put in my own
Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
Not sure if it is considered a ‘classic’ or not but I HATE the movie ‘Election’. I like dark humor and by all reasons I should like this movie, but I can’t stand it. I don’t think it is funny at all and can’t understand the praise for it. But I love Sideways and About Schmidt so go figure. Also throw ‘Juno’ in there too. Pretentious garbage.
And I’m sure I’ll get flack for this, but I also don’t like ‘Dazed and Confused’ at all.
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
I hate this question because I feel like I’m judging my own cinemaphile status
- Touch of Evil
- Gone with the Wind
- The Passion of Joan of Arc
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- The Apartment
- Rebel Without a Cause
- The Battleship Potemkin
- Picnic at Hanging Rock
- Seven Samurai
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
Used to do it all the time. If the movie I was watching was boring, I’d go check times for other films and go to them. Back in those days you never got carded for R rated films and you could smoke in the lobby.
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
Actor: Edward Norton. Although I think he was really great in American History X and Fight Club, I find his acting very wooden and stilted.
Actress: Sandra Bullock/Kathryn Hiegle- I just don’t like either of them. Mostly Kathryn because she just is a terrible actress and looks like she is a total bitch all the time.
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
Pedro Almodovar. I don’t know why I haven’t but I know a lot of my friends hate his stuff, so I’m staying away for now.
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
Hannibal. Everyone seems to really hate this movie. But I love it. I think it is this grand guidnol type of film that is over the top in each way. It is like Beauty and the Beast but with a guy being fed pieces of his own brain, and I love it.
Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?
I’m a very laid back person who just kind of goes with the flow; except when it comes to movies. I hate people who check their phones or carry on loud conversations. I’m there to watch a movie.
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?
Lady in the Water. I really like Paul Giamatti but I knew that movie would be complete and utter shit
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
Probably if it was around 2am and I was too tired to pay attention enough
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
No, I rarely buy movies anymore and if I’m going to spend the money on it, I’m going to watch it.
Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
Probably ‘Troll’. Though not as bad as Troll 2, it is by no means a good movie. I got it on VHS for Christmas as a young kid because the cover looked awesome and I watched it probably 20 times or more. Not giving it up ever.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
Pretty simple for me: cut the lights off, grab some snacks, relax on the couch, and enjoy!
Any other confessions you want to make?
The first R-Rated film I saw in the theater was Terminator 2.