Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: That’s a very ambiguous question. Early in 2012, I wrote a review about Slumdog Millionaire for the “My Favorite Film” feature on SBS. But there’s so many to choose from. At one point, I’d tell you The Elephant Man was my favorite. Later, I got bored of telling everybody that (but not of the movie, as it is a classic) and switched over to Fargo. Now I’m on a bit of a Pulp Fiction kick, so for the next few months or so, my “favorite” movie is Pulp Fiction.
Q: What’s your least favorite movie?
A: Even more ambiguous. Particularly during my “Two-Week Torturefest” feature, there have been several movies I’ve vowed never to watch again on any grounds because there’s not a speck of goodness in them. Some examples are Batman and Robin, Jack and Jill, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Green Lantern, John Tucker Must Die, and The Number 23.
Q: How many movies have you watched?
A: Ever? No idea. Probably somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000, but who knows.
Q: When do you watch movies?
A: If you mean “how often,” I’ve calculated that I watch 0.66 movies a day. It doesn’t sound like much (for a film fan like me, at least), but that means I watch 4.62 movies a week. And I go nuts on the weekends.
Q: How often do you go to the movies?
A: Not often, relatively speaking. If my schedule’s relatively cleared up, then two or three times a month, and four if I’m lucky. If I’m busy, then once a month if I’m lucky. It also depends on where we are in the movie season. You can count on passing by me at the movies if it’s between May and August (the big blockbuster months) or between November and December (Oscar season). But if it’s January or February (cinematic trash season), don’t expect me to be there all that often.
Q: Are you really a high-school sophomore?
Q: Do you write for the school newspaper?
A: Of course I do. Take one guess what I write.
Q: What kind of movies do you like to watch?
A: The kind where a moving camera follows a story.
Q: How many movie reviews have you written?
A: I’ll refrain from answering this one, as the answer will probably change tomorrow.
Q: When did you start writing movie reviews?
A: I wrote my first movie review (Cowboys and Aliens) on July 30, 2011.