1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Well, I’ve probably seen The Muppet Movie more than 10 times in the last month, but that’s because Liam is sort of obsessed with it. But beyond that, I’d guess the original Star Wars trilogy (and probably Empire the most of those), maybe Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Office Space, The Princess Bride, Run Lola Run… you know, there’s probably quite a few.
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
Run Lola Run, X-Men 2, the original Star Wars trilogy if you count the Special Editions, Batman Returns for some reason, Shakespeare in Love because
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Rachel Weisz and Kate Winslet, but that’s more because I’m actually inclined to be staring at them the whole time (they’s right pretty). Honestly, though, I don’t know if there’s an actor or actress whose name will guarantee I’ll see the movie.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
There are plenty of folks I’ll stay away from, though! Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, Sasha Baron Cohen (all painfully unfunny, though for different reasons), Sean Penn (too full of himself), Vin Diesel (except for The Iron Giant, but that’s a cartoon so that’s different), almost any pop star who suddenly fancies him-or-herself an actor (your Spearses, your Timberlakes, your Simpsons, etc.)
5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Unsurprisingly, The Muppet Movie, but also Star Wars, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the first Austin Powers, Ghostbusters, Strange Brew, The Princess Bride, Superman, probably Clerks and Mallrats, maybe Office Space, and probably lots more if the truth were to be known.
6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs
Not a one. I only like a few musicals, and I don’t really know many of the songs. I could probably squeak by on chunks of Jesus Christ Superstar, but that’s probably it. As much as I like Singin’ in the Rain, I think I know maybe all of 4 lines of the songs (and two of those are probably “Gotta dance!”).
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with
Sort of a redundant question now, isn’t it?
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
I liked Andy’s answer of Amelie, because that’s a fantastic film. And maybe Kiki’s Delivery Service, which is probably my favorite animated film ever. The story’s a little juvenile, even for me, but the animation is gorgeous. Actually, see any
9. Name a movie that you own.
Just one? Alright – Godzilla: Final Wars. This list needed a monster movie in there somewhere.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Mark Wahlberg. If you had told me, say, 12 to 15 years ago that freakin’ Marky Mark would be an Oscar nominated actor, and deservedly so, I would’ve laughed right in your face.
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Not a one, and let me tell you, I feel like I’ve missed out.
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
My parents were pretty strict with movie ratings as a kid, so if it was rated R, I didn’t see it, so even now, nearly 13 years past my 18th birthday (and maybe 15 years since they stopped caring at least as far as stuff on HBO went), there’s still a lot I need to catch up on. For now, let’s just say Godfather 2 as a representative, but there are so many others.
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
Erin and I walked out of Topsy-Turvy after less than a half-hour. We were not the sort of core audience for a movie about Gilbert and Sullivan. Because we hate hate HATE Gilbert and Sullivan. Hate.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I seem to remember that I got a little misty when that one kid died in The Cider House Rules.
When I can find someone to co-sign the loan required to purchase it, yes, because theater popcorn is the finest kind around.
17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Between the ticket prices, obnoxious audience members, and issues securing childcare, we almost never go anymore. We have to really, really want to see something to deal with all that.
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
I think it was Superman Returns, which wasn’t the best note to go out on. (I am the core audience for a Superman movie… if I find it boring, guess what? You failed, Bryan Singer.)
19. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
I’m not really sure. I can sit through just about anything so long as I find it interesting. Except for most horror movies or period costume dramas.
20. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
The Empire Strikes Back, age 4.
21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Oh, there’s lots, I’m sure, but to pick a recent example,
22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
That movie the Monkees made, Head. It’s about as incoherent as anything could possibly be, but I found it to be pretty fun. Of course, I had insomnia and it was like 3 a.m., but still.
23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
The Day After. It’s a TV movie, but I still say it counts. That movie will mess you up but good.
24. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
Honestly, it depends on my mood. Today I’ll say Ghostbusters, but tomorrow it could very well be Monty Python and the Holy Grail.