I heard about a blogathon bout movie confessions. I decided to immediately join. If you also want to do it, go to myfilmviews.com for details.
Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
Chariots of Fire. I’ve never been able to sit through it without falling asleep. Plus I’ve never forgiven the movie for beating Raiders of the Lost Ark for Best Picture.
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
(In no particular order)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Seventh Seal
The Deer Hunter
The Big Lebowski
Some Like It Hot
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
Once my tickets got mixed up so the movie theater gave me two tickets for two different movies. Besides that, I’ve never gone to two movies in a row at the cinema, and have never sneaked in.
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
There are plenty, but I think Angelina Jolie is the most overrated actress. I’ve never liked any of her performances and the only reason I think she won an Oscar was because of her popularity.
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
I’ve never seen a film from Werner Herzog. I’ve always wanted to (Aguirre: The Wrath of God is on my list above). I guess the reason I’ve never had is that I haven’t seen that many foreign films.
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
It wasn’t the brightest of comedies, but I actually thought Dinner for Schmucks was pretty funny. I didn’t love it, but I liked Steve Carell, and it made me laugh. That counts for something.
Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?
When I was seven, I used to talk at the movies all the time. I stopped doing that now, though when I’m watching a bad movie with one of my friends, I’ll sometimes riff the film MST3K-style (though when I’m in a theater, I whisper it).
Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?
I’m a fan of MST3K, so I’ve seen plenty of bad movies, but they’re packed with hilarious commentary. I saw Cop and a Half because I liked the Siskel and Ebert argument. If it has an actor I love like Robert DeNiro (who has made plenty of bad movies), I might watch it.
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
Never. If it’s a foreign film, I want to read the subtitles instead of hearing it dubbed. I don’t mind reading out the dialogue.
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
I’ve had Rain Man for years, and I’ve never seen it. I should watch that some time soon.
Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I have an obsession with the Japanese Godzilla series even though those films are quite bad. I think I have about ten on DVD and two on tape (yes, I still have some old VCRs).
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?