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31 Day Movie Meme

September 2, 2010

So the reviews don’t start up again ’til Monday, but since I’m chomping at the bit here and need to write something before I go NUTS, I’m thowing down my contribution to this 31 Day Movie Meme that’s making its way around movie nerdosphere. Nothin’ fancy, just a crap load of sweet movie questions for me to answer in short, you know the drill. Well, hope you dig it and glad to be back in action.

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made:
The Godfather: Part III (was this close to putting The Color of Money).

Favorite Oscar-Nominated Film from a Recent Ballot:
Up was my favorite movie of ’09, but I keep going back to A Single Man for some reason.

A Movie That Makes Me Laugh Everytime:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course.

A Movie I Loathe:
Kids.

Movie That Makes Me Cry Everytime:
Searching for Bobby Fischer.

Least Favorite Movie by a Favorite Actor:
Play Misty for Me – Clint Eastwood (will go into further detail during the inevitable Clint marathon).

Movie That Should Be Required High School Viewing:
Stand By Me.

Best Scene Ever:
Damn…gonna have to go with Harry Dunne and his explosive diarrhea.

Movie I Thought I Wouldn’t Like but Ended Up Loving:
Observe and Report comes to mind, one of the proud few in that category.

A Movie That Disappointed:
Where to begin…recently revisiting Return of the Jedi was quite the bummer.

Best Music in a Scene:
Absolutely love The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” at the end of Lost in Translation.

Favorite Animated Movie:
Beauty and the Beast.

Favorite Black & White Film:
12 Angry Men.

Best Musical:
Once.

Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movie:
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

Favorite Series of Related Movies:
Lord of the Rings.

Favorite Title Sequence:
Pi.

Best Movie Cast:
The Dirty Dozen.


Favorite Kiss:
Gene Simmons. Drawing a blank on this one outside of all the ravenous face-sucking in Brokeback.

Favorite Romantic Couple:
Harold and Maude.

Favorite Final Line:
Stand By Me – “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”

Best Action Scene:
The T-800 climbing out the back of a moving pickup and onto the hood of the T-1000’s tanker trunk, then taking out an automatic rifle and lighting that gooey bastard up until the clip empties, then single-handedly flipping that sucker over like a total badass in T2. That was awesome.

The Quote I Use Most Often:
“Easy peasy Japanesy” – Brooks from Shawshank.

A Movie I Plan on Watching:
A second viewing of Mulholland Dr. has been in order for a while now. This is a ridiculous question, by the way.

Freakishly Weird Ending:
The Fountain.

Best Villain:
No idea why he’s the first one who comes to mind, but Clarence Boddicker was one awesome sonofabitch.

Most Overhyped Movie:
Iron Man 2 could have toned it town a bit.

Movie Seen More Than Ten Times:
Was on a serious Matrix kick for a while there in middle school.

Saddest Character Death:
I feel like I’m forgetting an obvious one here, but Jean-Do’s in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was a tear-jerker.

Scene That Made Me Stand Up and Cheer:
George McFly cold-clocking Biff Tannen. Hell yeah.

Ahhhhhhhh.

Good to get that out of the system. Alright, back to the reviews…

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2010 5:08 pm

    With you on Beauty and the Beast and The Lord of the Rings. And yea, just about any action piece from T2 could be the best action scene.

  2. September 2, 2010 5:23 pm

    Damn – so many great choices in this post…makes me want to go back and rethink my own answers!

    • September 3, 2010 8:12 am

      Haha, was THIS close to putting Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court as my romantic couple.

  3. September 2, 2010 10:17 pm

    I have this post scheduled to show up on Saturday. I picked Pi as best title sequence too!

    • September 3, 2010 8:11 am

      Wow! I feel like I’m part of some secret club now. Right on, man. Really didn’t expect anyone else to come up with that. Looking forward to Saturday.

  4. September 3, 2010 8:27 am

    Great list and couldn’t agree more on The Godfather 3. At least Sofia Coppola decided to ditch the acting after that & stay behind the scenes.

    • September 3, 2010 8:34 am

      Man, wasn’t she just awful? Thank god she turned to writing and directing.

  5. September 4, 2010 2:43 pm

    Just saw this on Hatter’s site and now read yours…I must do this. It’s too tempting NOT to. You hated Kids??? Why?! I think it is one of the few 5-star films I have ever seen!!! It blew me away! Great call on Bobby Fischer here and love Harold/Maude. Fun stuff, Aiden!!!

  6. September 4, 2010 5:08 pm

    Great choices here, especially the most un-needed sequel. Who the hell wanted to see Sofia Coppola act!??!!

  7. September 6, 2010 12:21 pm

    whats wrong with The Colour (im not american) Of Money?!

    • September 7, 2010 8:22 am

      Pointless remake to a great film that didn’t need a sequel, but I do need to see it again.

  8. September 6, 2010 7:00 pm

    Glad to have you back Aiden! Some great answers to that 31 Day Meme, I need to get this one out of my system as well…

  9. September 7, 2010 8:49 am

    Excellent choices with Harold and Maude and the Dumb and Dumber scene. And I love A Single Man. Tom Ford did an excellent job on his first film.

    • September 7, 2010 9:13 am

      He really did. Between his visual style, eye for detail and Colin Firth who got robbed of an Oscar, not all too surprised by how I keep coming back to this one.

  10. September 7, 2010 10:57 am

    Hoorah to McFly!
    It’s great to Irish films mentioned on so many blogs – It constantly surprises me (and pleases me) to see how much recognition they get globally 🙂
    I used to adore the Robocop series, as well as the film – Apparently there is one going to be in the works pretty soon. I haven’t heard about the cast yet though.
    Each time Gollum appears in a scene, am I the only one who wants to wrap him up in a baby blanket and make him a nice warm meal?

    • September 7, 2010 11:02 am

      Word on the street is that Darren Aronofsky is gonna be helming the new Robocop, which would arguably the best thing that’s ever going to happen to mankind. And not sure about the Gollum snuggle session, but hey, he’s got his moments.

  11. September 7, 2010 3:59 pm

    Absolutely love your favorite scene. Full of laughter every time.

    Love the “easy peasy Japanesy” quote as well, although I think In the Loop might’ve one-upped it with “difficult-difficult, lemon-difficult”.

    • September 7, 2010 5:20 pm

      hahaha. i’ve had that movie sitting on my shelf for months now, sounds like i need to get around to it already.

  12. September 9, 2010 7:37 am

    oh gawd, i hate kids, too. especially that one kid in your picture.

    • September 9, 2010 11:44 am

      telly is arguably the worst kid ever. horrendous acting too.

      • September 10, 2010 3:20 am

        and he has one of those faces you just wanna keep on punchin’.

      • September 10, 2010 9:58 am

        that he does.

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