Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Movie Nut's Meme

Sunday Stealing: The Movie Nut's Meme

What was you first movie-going experience without your parents?

A. Grease, as best I recall.

Do you still buy DVDs or Blu Rays (or do you just stream them)?

A. I still buy them. I have just started learning how to stream stuff. I'm 53 years old and haven't got a teenager around to show me the new methods. I have to be brave and figure it out all on my own.

What is your guilty pleasure movie? What about it works for you?

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (yes, all 13+ hours of it). But I will also rewatch Under the Tuscan Sun, Dirty Dancing, Secretariat, Finding Nemo, a Shrek movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Independence Day, Star Wars, most Star Trek movies, and Grease (imagine that) if they happen to be on when I'm channel surfing.

You have compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which movies do you like, but would not make the list?

A. That is a very long list. I would not add the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey, Jr. to the list, though I will watch the movies with my husband on occasion.

Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again? What makes it so great?

A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (Yes, I know, you know that.) It is great because it has good versus evil, brotherly love, a quest (I love quests), and some really good looking eye candy for girls, as well as a couple of strong female characters. And what can beat a wizard and a giant spider?

Classic(s) you're embarrassed to admit you haven't seen yet?

A. Almost all of them. That one where somebody says, "Play it again, Sam," for one.

Do you have any movie posters hanging on your wall? If yes, which ones and why?

A. I have a Lord of the Rings calendar on my wall. I suspect that counts. For July the pictures on it are of Arwen, a she-elf who was in love with Lord Aragorn, also known as Stryder and the King of Gondor.

Tell us about a movie that you are passionate about.

A. Well, I don't want to be repetitive, so I will try to think of something besides Lord of the Rings. Let's see. I liked the movie Momma Mia because it was fun and silly, and it was a hoot to watch Pierce Brosnan try to sing. I own it so I must have been a little passionate about it, because I only buy movies I really like or expect to want to watch again.

What is a movie you vow to never watch? Why?

A. I don't watch porn, horror, or 50 Shades of Gray. I think the last movie falls into the first two categories, anyway, though I suspect folks would argue that it isn't horror. However, blatant misogynistic behavior is a horror as far as I am concerned.

Tell us about a movie that literally left you speechless.

A. The Rose. It left me sobbing.

What’s a movie that you always recommend?

A. Besides Lord of the Rings? Let's go with something really different: The Replacements. It's a Kenau Reeves movie about a group of substitute football players who are hired when the pros go on strike.

Who is an actor you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie?

A. I really don't have one I follow that religiously.

Who is an actor you don't get the appeal for? Why don’t you like them?

A. George Clooney. (Yes, I am ducking, I know a few of you SSer's love him.) I find him pretentious. He over acts. The only movie I ever liked him in was O Brother Where Art Thou.

Who is an actor, living or dead, you'd love to meet? Why do they intrigue you?

A. Kate Jackson, because she was the original brainy Charlie's Angel. I always thought she was a good actress, lots of facial expressions. She also played in Dark Shadows, which I loved as a kid, and I was following her career up through The Rookies and then Charlie's Angels without actually realizing that was what I was doing. I would like to know why she left Charlie's Angels when she did, and I would like to know how she dealt with breast cancer, and how friendly she was with her co-stars. I would also like to know how she found her passion for her career.

Sexiest actor/actress you've seen. (Picture required!)

A. Well, here we go again:

Lord Aragorn

OK, you are casting a movie, pick four or five actors you’d hire to be in it and why we’d love them together.

A. Meryl Streep, Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Roberts, and Meg Ryan. We'd love them together because, well, we just would.

Who are your favorite actor pairing of all time?

A. Probably Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

Have you ever watched movies from a decade that was before you were born? If so, which decade is your favorite?

A. My favorite movie from before I was born is The Wizard of Oz. So whatever decade that is.

If you were to be in a movie would you rather play the hero, villain or anti-hero? Why?

A. I would be the side-kick. I would be the Robin to Batman, the Gabrielle to Xena, the Legolas to Aragorn, the Lois Lane to Superman, the Willow to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am not strong enough to be a hero, either mentally or physically, and I am not mean enough to be a villain, and I simply don't like anti-heroes in stories. I am, however, a very good support person.


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  1. I think we could watch movies together. I like just about everything you mentioned. I like LOTR and have seen them all, I just hate sitting there for as long as they are so I've only seen them once.

    I will duck with you. I didn't say so on my survey, but I don't get George Clooney either.

  2. Dear fellow sidekick...I loved your casting choice!

  3. "Play It Again" still works for me too!

  4. I feel like I grew up with George Clooney, I remember him from his gig on The Facts of Life.

  5. there are so many great movies being shared today I believe I will be adding "the rose" to the list I must watch soon
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  6. You would love Clooney in, "Burn After Reading" His overreacting skills suit his whiney character. Lol.


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