Just like a personal pan pizza, but not quite as filling, I was just tagged with the Personal Movie Trivia Meme by The Fearless Blog.
The rules are simple:
1) Cut and paste the following questions.
2) Answer the questions.
3) Tag everyone--so everyone reading this post, consider yourself tagged! That means you too, Ken. Henson, feel free to substitute this tag with the "Top 10 Favorite Animated Movie Tag". (If anyone else wants to substitute this tag with the "Top 10 Favorite Animated Movie Tag", just post a list of your Top 10 Favorite Animated Movies AND a reason why it's on your list.
And NOW, with no further ado....
1) List one movie that made you laugh:
A) There's Something About Mary. I couldn't stop laughing. By the end of the movie I think I broke a rib.
2) List one movie that made you cry:
A) Titanic. Okay, so I'm a hopeless romantic. Or maybe I'm just in touch with my feminine side and am MAN enough to admit it. But I saw Titanic 11 times in the theater and cried like a baby the first 6 times. Tears poured down, but I managed to contain the sobbing so nobody else heard my crying. (If there's enough response to this comment, maybe I'll make a post and reveal the entire story. No promises though.)
3) Name one movie you loved when you were a child:
A) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I always wanted to win one of those golden tickets.
4) List one movie you've seen more than once:
A) Other than the aforementioned Titanic? Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2. By far, the Kill Bills are the movie(s) I've seen more than any other. Probably 10 dozen times if you count all the times I just kept hitting play on my DVD player after I fell asleep watching them at 2 in the morning, waking up again, and pressing play. I can quote both those movies almost word for word. They were so innovative, so poetic--even in their violence, extremely well-written, and well-acted. A lot of our television advertising, movie previews, and live professional sporting events all have music from the Kill Bill soundtracks. And Kill Bill was even parodied a bit in Shrek III.
5) One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it:
A) Other than the aforementioned Titanic? Actually, I'm not embarrassed to admit I loved Titanic. I'm just a bit embarrassed to admit I cried during Titanic. Six Times! But I'm man enough to admit it, remember that Roxy. Anyway, I suppose I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I loved Two of a Kind. No, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John did not strike lightning twice in this really horrible movie. But I loved it anyway because I love Olivia Newton-John, Scatman Crothers, Charles Durning, Beatrice Straight and Gene Hackman. I mean really, with a cast like that, could the movie really be bad? YEP! But it had an awesome soundtrack, two truly good scenes, and it was a nice, fun escape movie. Now, notice I didn't mention Xanadu!
6) One movie you hated:
A) Romance and Cigarettes. Kate Winslet is probably my favorite actress. She's amazingly versatile, brilliant in everything she does, and she lights up all screens, especially when she's playing a bit of a villianess, as she did brilliantly in Quills. But this movie was just so awful I actually walked out halfway through, and I think I've only done that 3 times in my life. And with the other two it wasn't the movie's fault--one time my mother was sick, the second time was after a friend's medical emergency.
7) List one movie that scared you:
A) Aliens. Long story. Short answer. Ask Ken Armstrong at Ken's Writing Stuff.
8) List one movie that bored you:
A) How 'bout two? Out of Africa and The English Patient. Can you say: OVER-RATED?
9) List one movie that made you happy:
A) Muriel's Wedding, although this answer will probably be quickly replaced by Mamma Mia! when it comes out July 18th. Honestly, how can any movie that revolves around ABBA music NOT make you happy?
10) List one movie that made you miserable:
A) Other than the aforementioned Titanic? Probably I'd have to say Sweeney Todd. Johnny Depp was great. Helena Bonham Carter was great. The whole cast was great. But uplifting material, this was not. And even though there were moments when the dark side of me came out and I chuckled, this was just a sad tale, and all of the characters met tragic ends. Leaving the theater we just weren't exactly feeling uplifted, you know?
11) List one movie you thought would be great, but it wasn’t:
A) Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End. I thought it was the worst of the three. I was hoping for the best, convinced it would redeem Dead Man's Chest. But it didn't. Honorable Mention: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. To this day, I can't watch the Pod Race without falling asleep....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Jar Jar Binks remains the worst character ever invented for a motion picture.
12) List one movie you weren't brave enough to see:
A) I'll name two: 9/11 and World Trade Center. I want to see these movies, but nowhere near enough time has passed.
13) List one movie character you've fallen in love with:
A) Rose Dewitt Bukater from Titanic. I swear, if Rose were real, I'd follow her to the ends of the earth in the hopes of marrying her. This character is my archetype love interest: Flaming red hair, intelligent, sassy, independent, adventurous, my equal and match.
That's all folks! Once again, everyone is tagged!
Thanks for reading.