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Seven Movie Questions

May 3, 2010

Hey folks,

So it looks like we’ve got another meme on our hands and I’ve been tagged to partake by Frank and Dan the man. Thanks, guys. I like you. Pretty straightforward stuff this time around, so let’s get to it!

1. What was your first movie-going experience?

Hard to say considering I was probably an infant, but I do recall running out of the theater, screaming at the top of my lungs when Daniel Stern got the tarantula put on his face in Home Alone and a second time when those giant crab soldiers turned up in The Neverending Story 2. The worst part about the crab soldiers incident was that I went to see the movie with my mom, so I peaced out and ran into the next theater where my dad was, who just happened to be watching The Silence of the Lambs. Needless to say, that wasn’t any better and I got redirected right back to the crab soldiers since my pops wasn’t too keen on me watching a guy’s face get eaten. Yeah, bad trip to the movies.

2. How many DVDs do you own?

Used to own a hundred or so, then they got jacked. Now I’ve got around 20 of my personal favs and that’s just fine. The strange thing is that I only miss a handful of those movies from my old collection, and most of those were TV shows anyway. God, I wish I still had Cowboy Bebop.

3. What is your guilty pleasure movie?

Yeesh. Maybe Freddy Got Fingered. What can I say, The Tom Green Show was a big deal for Middle School Aiden. I have a feeling that statement’s gonna come back to haunt me some day.

4. You’ve compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which ones didn’t make the cut?

I’ll let you know when I make the list. Maybe Road House? I don’t know, hard question.

5. Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again?

The five movies I’ve literally watched dozens of times in my day are The Matrix, Dumb and Dumber, Memento, The Shawshank Redemption and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Great every time.

6. Classics you’re ashamed to admit you haven’t seen.

Gone with the Wind, even though it’s been sitting on my bookshelf above my TV for months now.

7. What movie posters are hanging in your room?

Now, in my cozy one-bedroom NYC apartment, it’s down to Cool Hand Luke and Harold and Maude. Back in college, it was Robocop, Reservoir Dogs and my cherished poster of Clint. Aiming to purchase La Femme Nikita and For a Few Dollars More at the moment, will worry about where the hell to put them later.

And as for the next two homeys I have to rope into this black hole of memery, I’m gonna go with Darren and Ruben.

Well, that’s a wrap. Now you can all rest easy, sweethearts.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2010 11:35 am

    homeys, memery.. do you speak English?

  2. May 3, 2010 11:38 am

    Gone with the wind is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. However, it’s definitely not for everyone. I watch it about once a year, and constantly see different things that might turn off certain viewers, and how certain characters are fun and others a pretty awful. Don’t stress about not having seen it. Better yet, set it up to watch in 2 parts – there’s even an intermission to help you figure out where to pause.

    • May 3, 2010 11:39 am

      Thinking this Summer I’ll get around to it, but I’ve heard nothing but great things from everyone who’s seen it. Doubt I’ll be disappointed. Thanks for visiting!

  3. mcarteratthemovies permalink
    May 3, 2010 1:04 pm

    “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” never gets old. Never.

    And you’re not missing much having not seen “Gone with the Wind.” Yeah, I know it’s a technical masterpiece and broke through all kinds of barriers for its time, but it’s loooong. Forever long. Like, I started watching it three months ago and I think I’m still watching it.

  4. May 3, 2010 3:26 pm

    Ah sorry to hear about your DVDs getting jacked 😦 It’s true however I probably wouldn’t miss most of mine either since I very rarely actually fire up the DVD player (and it’s usually for the same few movies every time). Gone with the Wind is such a long movie that it does take a lot of willpower to get down to watching it. I only saw it last summer for the first time.

  5. May 3, 2010 5:17 pm

    I like you too. Also – how is Jackson cooler than Newman? I mean…really? Did you count the hanging chads or not?

    • May 3, 2010 5:38 pm

      Haha, I was surprised too, man. Newman or Clint would have gotten my vote.

  6. May 3, 2010 6:20 pm

    Sorry about the DVds getting jacked, I still got my Cowboy Bebop series. Good Stuff! Thanks for seeing the tag brotha, check out mine whenever you get a chance.

    • May 4, 2010 12:05 pm

      Glad you’re on the Bebop bandwagon. DAMMIT I need to get that box set!

  7. May 3, 2010 10:10 pm

    Somebody got the Road House bug… AWESOME!!! haha
    And thank you for not passing this my way!!! 🙂

  8. May 5, 2010 11:34 am

    Interesting that you don’t own that many DVDs. I’ve also heard of other people who’ve had all their collection stolen and then find that they only care to have a handful on hand anyway.

    I always like to delve into the extra stuff so I actually like collecting them. Although, I have no idea when I’m going to get around to watching all those extra features.

  9. May 6, 2010 12:42 pm

    You should make that Swayze pic into a poster. It’s like Return of the Dragon, but Return of the Mullet.

    • May 6, 2010 1:46 pm

      My roommate in college actually had a vintage Swayze poster that looked very similar to this…

      It was awesome. Even featured it in my student film that year. Good times.

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