Posted by: ckckred | August 19, 2012

Movie Questionnaire

I named Manos: The Hands of Fate as the worst film of all time

Alexander over at Cinemaniac Reviews has just started a movie questionnaire blogathon with general questions about films to our favorites.  I’d like to participate, so here are my answers.

1. What’s your favorite movie?

It’d be a tie between The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.

2. Least favorite movie?

Manos: The Hands of Fate is the worst film ever made in my opinion.  Without the MST3K commentary it’s unbearable to watch.

3. Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice-versa).

Believe it or not, when I first saw it, I actually liked The Phantom Menace.  Now I absolutely despise it.

4. Name your biggest “guilty pleasure” film.

I named Troll 2 the second worst film of all time, but it’s so hard not to enjoy watching it.

5. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must be a line from a movie)?

You talkin’ to me?

-Robert DeNiro, Taxi Driver

6. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must NOT be a line from a movie)?

I’m going to cheat on this one and grab a quote from Stanley Kubrick.

The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent.… However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

7. Three favorite movie scenes?

The opening of Jaws, the chess playing scene in The Seventh Seal, and the Copablanca scene in GoodFellas.

8. Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture? (There’s way more than four, but here’s what comes first to mind)

Rocky

Shakespeare in Love

Dances With Wolves

How Green Was My Valley

9. Top five of the year (currently)?

Moonrise Kingdom

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Dark Knight Rises

Avant Garde Masters: A Decade in Film Preservation (okay, it’s not one film and they didn’t come out this year, but I was amazed when I saw it at Tribeca).

Booker’s Place

10. Bottom three of the year (currently)?

A Thousand Words

Wrath of the Titans

John Carter

11. What film gets your vote for the worst or most pointless remake?

I didn’t see the remake of Psycho, so I’d probably pick the 1976 version of King Kong.

12. Is there any film you think is actually desperate for a remake?

I’d like to see a remake of M.

13. Name your three favorite film heroes.

Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels

Atticus Finch-To Kill A Mockingbird

Michael Corleone-The Godfather series (though he’s technically an anti-hero)

14. Name your three favorite film villains.

Harry Lime-The Third Man

Amon Göth-Schindler’s List

HAL 9000-2001: A Space Odyssey

15. Best sequel?

The Godfather Part II

16. Worst sequel?

Jaws: The Revenge

17. Best trilogy?

The Godfather, though the third one brings it down.  If we’re talking about consistency, I’d probably pick the original Star Wars trilogy.

18. Worst trilogy?

Those Meet the Parents films, though I’ve only seen the first two.

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”?)

I use “extremely” a lot, mostly to emphasize the point.

20. Anything else?

My least favorite director of all time is Coleman Francis.  Try watching The Beast of Yucca Flats without groaning.

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Responses

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  2. I’ll do a Q-by-Q comment:

    1. Those two are in my top twenty, let alone my top 100, and that goes with basically everyone else whose seen it, so it’s not debatable.

    2. I love mocking bad movies. 🙂

    3-4. Agreed.

    5. Dying to see that one.

    6. Words of wisdom…

    7. The first scenes you mentioned I liked, the other one I haven’t seen.

    8. I actually love Rocky, haven’t seen SIL, with you on DWW, and haven’t seen HGWMV, but Citizen Kane would have been a more obvious choice that year.

    9. Anxious to see BOTSW, haven’t heard of BP.

    10. Avoiding those three!

    11. I’ll avoid that one too…

    12. I’d like to see the original M.

    13. Agreed.

    14. Neat picks.

    15. Yep.

    16. Oh, God, no, don’t even mention that one!

    17. I was very disappointed by GFPIII so I didn’t name it best trilogy.

    18. Unless you feel like wondering how good Robert De Niro ACTUALLY WAS in classics like The King of Comedy and Raging Bull, I’d highly recommend skipping Little Fockers. A piece of Fockin’ crap.

    19. I guess I haven’t noticed.

    20. Nice!

    • Thanks!

      1. Absolutely love the first two Godfathers

      2. I like mocking bad films as well.

      3. I have no idea why I liked The Phantom Menace when I first saw it.

      4. Troll 2 is awful, but it’s fun to watch.

      5. Taxi Driver is a must see and is one of Scorsese’s best.

      6. Agree with you there.

      7. GoodFellas is fantastic. I think you’ll love it.

      8. Rocky’s okay, but I don’t think it even compares to the other nominees, which include Taxi Driver, Network, and All the President’s Men. Glad you liked it though. I thought SIL was a mediocre rom com that didn’t deserve to win Best Picture (Saving Private Ryan did). DWW is poorly paced and isn’t in the same league as GoodFellas. HGWMV is really known by most as the film that beat Citizen Kane.

      9. BOTSW’s great, and I highly recommend it. BP is a documentary that played at the Tribeca Film Festival (I don’t know if it has been released on DVD yet).

      10. Those three are really, really bad

      11. The 1976 version of Kong is terrible, but at least Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange made comebacks.

      12. M’s a great film and is directed by Fritz Lang, the same man who made Metropolis.

      13 and 14. Glad you liked my picks!

      15. Nothing tops TGPII.

      16. Jaws: The Revenge makes no sense whatsoever.

      17. I liked TGPIII more than most, though it is a steep drop-off from the first two.

      18. Robert DeNiro’s my favorite actor, so I’ve been careful to avoid his later films. I don’t know what happened to his career.

      19. I didn’t notice until recently.

      20. Avoid all Coleman Francis films at all costs.

  3. Great post, can’t argue with your choice of favourite films.


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