Monday Memeing is Stolen

Or “borrowed”. I was reading David Bridger’s new live journal blog and it led me here. However since it doesn’t appear to be original to her, I won’t feel badly lifting it. Generally I prefer making up my meme’s but I was wrung dry creatively by the Christmas cookie baking thing yesterday. Baking is an energy suck.

And since I didn’t write a film review for the weekend (and I am working on something involving time travel), a movie meme is a good way to make amends to my patient readers.

1.Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

Well, I watched Moonstruck again this weekend with Rob, who has never seen it. I have watched it many times over the last twenty years. Aside from Nic Cage’s horrid acting – it always makes me laugh.

2.Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.

I’ve seen all the original Star Wars movies more times than I care to admit in the theater. I even went to see the re-releases in the 90’s. But I don’t do that anymore. That is for young people.

3.Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

No one can lure me to see a movie on the strength of the cast. I have to want to see the film based on the story and the reviews. I do read and take reviews into account knowing they are sometimes wrong because I don’t have the time or money to waste on potentially lackluster or bad movies.

4.Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Easy. Tom Cruise. I loathe him and have seen but one film he was in since Top Gun and that was Interview with a Vampire which was awful, but I had loved the novel.

5.Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

My friend Sarah and I used to be able to recite dialogue from Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love Much Ado about Nothing.

“I wonder Signeur Benedick that you are still talking. Nobody marks you.”

“What? My dear Lady Disdain? Are you yet living?”

“How could disdain die when it hath such meat food to fed upon as Sig. Benedict?”

Or this one:

“If I were a man, I would eat his heart in the marketplace! but I cannot be a man by wishing, so I will die a woman weeping.”

6.Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Okay, anything Rodgers and Hammerstein. If I have seen it, I know the lyrics. Grease, naturally. And The Nightmare Before Christmas.

7.Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.

As a child (okay as an adult too), I would sing along with commercials, so there really isn’t an instance where I wouldn’t sing along – softly – if I knew the lyrics.

8.Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

I don’t think a film like that exists.

9.Name a movie that you own.

I own a few, but I don’t really go in for that kind of thing. Libraries are best for collections.

10.Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

Robin Wright Penn. I saw her on the soap opera Santa Barbara back in the mid 80’s. She was not notable.
11.Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

Did nothing but see films at the drive-in as a child and teen. Probably one of the last generations to have access. All the Disney stuff, horror flicks and James Bond. Cheech and Chong was drive in fare too.
12.Ever made out in a movie?

Theater? Not unless massaging my husband’s inner thigh counts.

13.Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

Movie watching isn’t this high on my priority list.

14.Ever walked out of a movie?

No.

15.Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

AI. It’s so sad. I cried the whole way home the first time I saw it and hated the film really. It wasn’t until I saw it again on tv that I developed an appreciation for it. I still think it should have ended with David finding the Blue Fairy but I understand the reasons for continuing and for his happily ever after to be a mixed bag because there are no fairy tale endings – just reality, which is what you choose to make of it.

16.What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

Wall-E.

17.What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

Eclectic.

18.What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

Song of the South at the Orpheum in Dubuque, IA when I was 6 or 7. My mom took me.

19.What movie do you wish you had never seen?

If I ever had that initial reaction, the film was ultimately unmemorable because I can’t think of a single title off-hand.

20.What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

Donnie Darko

21.What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?

The scariest stuff I have ever seen have been tv productions of Stephen King stuff not movies in theaters.

22.What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

Something About Mary really made me laugh the first time I saw it but probably A Fish Called Wanda or Trading Places.

So I don’t expect full disclosure, but a couple of answers for a couple of questions for the comment box would be really nice.

4 responses to “Monday Memeing is Stolen

  1. funny thing – i think most rational adults loathe tom cruise… so why aren’t his 15 minutes up? For me? can’t stand that liver-lipped emo-tard Nicholas Cage… not sure what it is, but he makes me want to throw bricks at the screen…

    John Cusack? Oh, yes i would… same for Ruben Blades (Millagro Beanfield War). Two damn fine sexy men – who can act.

    Goofiest movie i never expected to adore? Clerks.

    Movie i’ve watched a bazillion times? Airplane (also favorite comedy) and Princess Bride.

    i’d have to think very hard about that “movie for everyone” – agree that it’s a very tough call…

  2. 1. Goldfinger. Go ahead and laugh. I care not.
    2. Star Wars. Not a huge fan, but I was an usher in a theater when it was out and I saw it at work. A lot.
    3. Johnny Depp.
    4. Jack Nicholson. He gave up. He’s the same guy in every film.
    6. Sweeney Todd. The deamon lyracist!
    8. So cliche, but Casablanca.
    11. Saw MANY films at the drive-in in my youth! Miss it terribly. My youth, that is.
    16. Kung-Fu Panda.
    20. Blue Velvet.
    21. The Exorcist. In the theater, it was horrifying.

  3. 1.Moulin Rouge, Grease, Ice Castles, There’s Something about Mary, Abyss, The Cutting Edge, A Night at the Museum, It’s a Wonderful Life…

    2.Moulin Rouge, There’s Something about Mary, Abyss
    3.Will Farrell, Ewan McGregor
    4. Kevin Costner
    5. Talladega Nights “If you ain’t first, your last.” Moulin Rouge “My gift is my song, and this one’s for you.” Grease “Tell me about it, stud.”
    6. Moulin Rouge is close and Grease.
    7. Whenever I know the lyrics.
    8. Contact, It’s a Wonderful Life
    15.Titanic, and I was with a friend I wouldn’t cry around normally, so I tried so hard to contain it.
    18.Freaky Friday (with Jody Foster). My uncle took me and we sat so close in the front that it freaked me out!
    (I’m out of time…time to go to work!)

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