Yeah, I’m back, for those wondering. I really enjoyed participating in the Movie Confessions blogathon over at Myfilmviews, but I also thought it’d be nice to do one of my own. I know my blog is nowhere near as popular as Nostra’s, so I won’t expect it to be as successful, but I’d still think it’d be neat to see what all your answers are to this questionnaire. Also a nice way to kick off season two. Below are the questions with my own personal answers. Please, bloggers, post your answers on your own blog, and email me the link to the post at email@example.com. I’ll have all your links posted at the bottom of this post once that has been done.
1. What’s your favorite movie?
2. Least favorite movie?
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
3. Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice-versa).
4. Name your biggest “guilty pleasure” film.
Either Troll 2, Plan 9 from Outer Space, or the Austin Powers series.
5. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must be a line from a movie)?
“No f###in’ s##t lady, do I sound like I’m ordering a pizza?” –Bruce Willis in Die Hard
6. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must NOT be a line from a movie)?
“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son of a b##ch.” –Jack Nicholson
7. Three favorite movie scenes?
“Heere’s Johnny!” – The Shining
“Show me the money!” – Jerry Maguire
“I drink your milkshake.” – There Will Be Blood
8. Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture?
Million Dollar Baby
A Beautiful Mind
Dances with Wolves
Terms of Endearment
9. Top five of the year (currently)?
The Dark Knight Rises
10. Bottom three of the year (currently)?
The Woman in Black
11. What film gets your vote for the worst or most pointless remake?
It’s a tossup between Wolfgang Petersen’s Poseidon and Gus van Sant’s Psycho.
12. Is there any film you think is actually desperate for a remake?
Howard Hughes‘s Hell’s Angels
13. Name your three favorite film heroes.
Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark et seq
Ellen Ripley – Alien and Aliens
Oskar Schindler – Schindler’s List
14. Name your three favorite film villains.
Norman Bates – Psycho et seq
Hannibal Lecter – The Silence of the Lambs
The Joker – The Dark Knight
15. Best sequel?
The Godfather Part II – even though it’s part-prequel as well. Closely following that is The Dark Knight.
16. Worst sequel?
Speed 2: Cruise Control – though when the Raging Bull pre/sequel hits theaters next year that pick is bound to change.
17. Best trilogy?
A tossup between the Dark Knight trilogy, the original Star Wars trilogy, and the first three Bourne movies. Though the only one of those trilogies that started above a B and only excelled from there (IMHO) was Bourne.
18. Worst trilogy?
I’ll have to go with the Meet the Parents/Fockers movies. I did truly enjoy the comedic warmth of the first film, but from then on it was just a mess of poor acting and strictly dumbed down, clichéd humor. I’m sure somebody’s already said this, but if there is a fourth entry, it MUST be called Fock the Fockers.
19. What’s your favorite word to use in a movie review (if your film blog does not feature reviews, substitute “review” with “-related post”?)
“Dreadful” and its similar adverb form. I’ve used that word a dreadfully significant amount of times.
20. Anything else?
Tom Cruise, make a choice for crying out loud: Scientology or film? Nope. I’ll leave it all to your film blogs. For those of you who don’t blog, I’d recommend bookmarking this page so you can come back to it every once in a while. There are some great blogs I’m connected with, most of which you’d really enjoy.
Peace wherever and whenever possible.
–Alexander “The Cinemaniac” Diminiano
LINKS TO THE PARTICIPANTS
August 19, 2012
Charles Khosla – Cinematic Film Blog
Tony Renfro – “Forget it Jake, it’s atothewr.com.”
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda – Committed to Celluloid
August 20, 2012
PG Cooper – PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews
Garrett – Cinema Train
August 21, 2012
Victor Gimenez – Victor’s Movie Reviews
Andy Staats – Andy Watches Movies
Nick Powell – The Cinematic Katzenjammer
August 22, 2012
Margaret Sati – cinematic corner
Drew Ellington – A Fistful of Films
Justin Tant – Today I Watched a Movie
August 23, 2012
August 24, 2012
Max Covill – ImpassionedCinema
Gianna Isabella – Gianna Isabella
August 25, 2012
August 26, 2012
Josh – The Cinematic Spectacle
August 27, 2012
August 28, 2012
Alex Withrow – And So It Begins…
August 29, 2012
Ruth Maramis – FlixChatter
August 30, 2012
Joe – Two Dude Review
August 31, 2012
Tyler – southern vision
September 1, 2012
September 2, 2012
Andy Buckle – The Film Emporium
September 3, 2012
Will Malone – Malone on Movies
Courtney Young – On the Screen Reviews
September 4, 2012
September 5, 2012
September 6, 2012
September 7, 2012
Andy Hart – Fadango Groovers Movie Blog