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I can never resist a movie meme [Sep. 19th, 2005|02:04 pm]
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Stolen from others. As they all are. Edited as better answers come to me.

1. You only get to watch one movie for the rest of your life. Which one do you pick?
If I can argue that a trilogy is just one big movie, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But if it has to be only one single movie, then I'd have to go with The Princess Bride.

2. You get to completely destroy and remove one movie from existence. Which one do you pick?
SO easy. Eyes Wide Shut, a movie that left me both bored out of my skull and apoplectic. Your wife has a 10 minute fantasy about another man and you go apeshit? Dude, you need a serious slap in the face and three hours of Jerry Springer as a reality check.

3. Which movie that doesn't get nearly enough play would you recommend to everybody?
Silverado. One of the best westerns out there. Funny and smart and a great cast. Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble acting talents at their finest.

4. Which as-yet-unreleased movie this year would you kill someone to see early?
Well, I got to see Serenity early, so I don't need to kill anyong over that. Honestly, I don't think there is a movie out there I would kill to see, unless I got to see A History of Violence while sitting in the theatre with Viggo Mortensen. Alone. Maybe holding hands.... Mmmm....

Sorry, back to the meme.

5. Which movie is the funniest movie you've ever seen?
Passion of the Christ. No, I'm just kidding. This one is hard. It seems like there is one out there that I'm missing, but for the moment I'd have to say Airplane. EDIT: Support your Local Sheriff. A GREAT movie, tremendous fun, and one that hardly anyone remembers.

6. Which movie has made you cry the hardest?
This, on the other hand, is easy. The Green Mile, without a doubt. Erin and I were sobbing for the last half hour.

7. What's the best ending sequence to a movie that you've ever seen?
The end of Star Wars is hard to beat. Heroism, victory, celebration. You feel good.

8. What's the best opening sequence to a movie that you've ever seen?
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Because, damn.

9. Who's your favorite movie character, and why?
Luke Skywalker. Laugh at me if you will. The farm boy who becomes a hero, the everyman who is frustrated by life.

10. Which movie character do you think has had the best entrance ever in a movie?
It's not so much a movie entrance as a memorable first scene - literally her first scene ever. Lauren Bacall's character in To Have and Have Not ("You know how to whistle don'tcha? You just pucker up and blow.")

11. Which movie character do you think has had the best exit ever in a movie?
Rick and Louie, end of Casablanca.

12. Which supposedly good movie do you loathe?
Other than Eyes Wide Shut? Donnie Darko. Beyond not getting it.

13. Which supposedly crappy movie do you love?
Dirty Dancing. It's my guilty pleasure.

14. You get to kill one actor/actress and get away with it. Which one do you get rid of?
Hmm. Tough one. Adam Sandler was the easy pick until I saw 50 First Dates. Probably Mike Myers.

15. Which supposedly bad actor do you actually like?
Patrick Swayze. I just do. The brick wall scene in Roadhouse only has a teeny bit to do with that.

Really.

16. Which supposedly good actor do you wish would just go away?
Jack Nickelson. He's always bugged me. Creepy-looking, and then they stick him in romantic-lead-type roles. Ick ick ick.
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From: going_not_gone
2005-09-19 06:16 pm (UTC)
I read your first answer and thought...are we Twins Separated At Birth?

Then I read your second answer and I knew we were. Oh, yeah, bigtime. Patrick Swayze! Dirty Dancing! "I think this is the begining of a beautiful friendship!"

Let's kill Adam Sandler AND Mike Myers.
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[User Picture]From: tfcocs
2005-09-19 06:47 pm (UTC)

2. You get to completely destroy and remove one movie from existence. Which one do you pick?
SO easy. Eyes Wide Shut, a movie that left me both bored out of my skull and apoplectic. Your wife has a 10 minute fantasy about another man and you go apeshit? Dude, you need a serious slap in the face and three hours of Jerry Springer as a reality check.


I liked the first ten minutes of the film, but then, after seeing that absurb fight scene, I turned to my spousal unit, and exclaimed: "Stanley Kubrick died for THIS?"
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-09-19 06:56 pm (UTC)
My Beau made me watch Support Your Local Sherriff- I nearly peed my pants I was laughing so much, and I never do that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-19 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's SUCH a fun movie.
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[User Picture]From: lysana
2005-09-19 08:29 pm (UTC)
James Garner. Harry Morgan. What's not to love?
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-09-20 03:18 pm (UTC)
*thinks* Uh... umm... hold on... I'll come up with something... uh... hmm..

Initially I was a bit concerned with the young lady who kept making a fool of herself- but it was handled well and I laughed!
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2005-09-19 07:08 pm (UTC)
16. I am so with you. EEW.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-09-19 08:03 pm (UTC)
Eyes Wide Shut, a movie that left me both bored out of my skull and apoplectic.

OMFG!!!! Tom Cruisze and Nickolle Kidmann have sex!! OMFG!!!111!!!

What...that isn't enough to put your butt in the seat and watch the movie? [g]

Never saw the film, and have no intention of ever watching it. Ever.

The end of Star Wars is hard to beat. Heroism, victory, celebration. You feel good.

Unless you're Chewie and get the shaft at the end. Wot, no medal? He's probably the one who convinced Han "I won't shoot someone unless they shoot at me first" Solo to go back and help the farm boy, for Cliff's sake.

Hell, they probably evan gave that pussy Wedge a medal. All Chewie gets to do is growl "yo, where's mine??" at the end. It made me sad. And angry. Grrr to all the Wookie haters in the Alliance. And ROTS makes the omission even worse - he saved Yoda's green ass.

Luke Skywalker. Laugh at me if you will.
*ahem*

(taps microphone)

"Is this thing on?"

(feedback)

HA HA!

On the serious side, though - got to agree with you. Especially Luke of ANH/ESB, when he still had some chance of scoring with Leia.

Probably Mike Myers.

Mike Myers is tolerable provided he has someone else there (Dana Carvey) to keep him in check. When he doesn't...well...we get wastes of celluloid like Goldmember.
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From: ex_sarnath969
2005-09-19 08:24 pm (UTC)
Support Your Local Sheriff rocks.

"He stuck his finger in your WHAT?"
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2005-09-19 08:38 pm (UTC)

Funniest Movie

The movie I would rate as the funniest is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. It's not side splitting funny but it's still got it all there.
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2005-09-19 08:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Funniest Movie

Oh, I forgot. I also thought of a question.

"What movie haven't you seen for a while and worry that it won't live up to the memories you have of it?"

For me, that would be Drop Dead Fred. I mostly mention this so I will go a watch it now, sometime soon...
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[User Picture]From: listenshesings
2005-09-19 09:13 pm (UTC)
after reading your movie entries it's apparent to me that I could never watch anything with you but Star Wars, but I'm ok with that ;)
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-09-19 10:11 pm (UTC)
I loved Patrick Swayze in To Wong Fu. I'm doing this meme tonight. My answer to #12 will be unpopular among my Friends List.
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[User Picture]From: fortuna_juvat
2005-09-20 12:51 am (UTC)
Oh, man Lauren Bacall - you know she's good when she knocks Bogie on his ass with her delivery of that line.

*re-orders her Netflix queue*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-20 02:05 am (UTC)
I love Bacall.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-09-20 01:41 am (UTC)
The Princess Bride? I never saw that. It's that good?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-20 02:06 am (UTC)
You need to see it. Yes, it is.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-09-21 02:05 am (UTC)
I'll definitely put it on my "must see" list.
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-09-20 03:24 pm (UTC)
*blinks*

*boggles*

WATCH IT! Is funny, is sweet, has Cary Elwes... :)

Go watch.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-09-21 02:06 am (UTC)
Wow...quite an endorsement--from you and zoethe! I will definitely see it.
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-09-21 12:18 pm (UTC)
Okay... that's good. Andre the Giant is in the movie and he apparently said that his role was one of things he was most proud of doing in his life. Oh AND Mandy P. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-21 12:48 pm (UTC)
WSe are loving Mandy P. in Dead Like Me. Working our way through the second season, which isn't nearly as good as the first, but it will still be hard to when we have no more new ones to watch.
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-09-21 01:03 pm (UTC)
He's wonderful. :) I'm still on Season 1 of Dead Like Me- most of which I saw when it first aired. I'd heard the second season wasn't as good, but I'll likely get around to watching it- if only for the Mandy P. :)

He'll just have to work on a new show- that's all there is to it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-09-22 02:02 am (UTC)
It's sounding better and better. Definitely a keeper and on the list to watch real soon.
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[User Picture]From: shezan
2005-09-20 08:18 pm (UTC)
"You know how to whistle, Steve, don't you? You just put your lips together and - blow."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-20 08:34 pm (UTC)
Correcting my quoting, eh? You're right, though. The original is vastly better.
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[User Picture]From: michael622
2005-09-21 06:39 pm (UTC)
I cried so hard during 'The Green Mile' that I was asked to leave the theater. I agree 100% with your answer to that question!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-09-21 06:58 pm (UTC)
Asked to leave? Wow. I'm glad I saw it at home.
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[User Picture]From: michael622
2005-09-21 06:59 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know what came over me. I've never had that kind of reaction to anything before ... must have just hit me at a bad time. *shrug*
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