Let's All Go to the Movies
Since last week's blanket box went down so well and no everyone can see Pillowfort yet, here is another one. This is all about films. I love movies, so this was the next one I picked.
Your favorite movie of all time
Start with an easy one why don't you! :) Oh heavens, how am I supposed to choose?
Given that this is from a horror loving, sci-fi watching, fantasy obsessed, vampire nut, this is going to seem odd, but:
A Nun's Story with Audrey Hepburn. I just love it, I always have and I can watch it over and over again. It is totally not what I usually choose, but it is simply a great film.
A movie you watch to pick you up when you feel sad
RED or RED 2 - they are both full of explosions and laughs and Helen Mirren being badass!
A movie that makes you feel invincible
Wonder Woman - it's an awesome film make with the female gaze showing a woman who can be anything she wants to be. It is simply brilliant.
Which genre of film is your favorite?
Vampires! What? you expected a different answer. I don't count them as horror movies because they just aren't scary and I love them. I have over 400.
A movie that scares you
Ju-on The Grudge - the Asian horror market is simply superb and the Japanese really know how to do movies that will scare the pants of anyone. And take no substitute - the originals are nearly always much better than the remakes. The only one I think that came close was The Eye.
A movie that makes you cry
E.T. - every damn time! With a special mention to Steel Magnolias, which also makes me cry every single time I watch it.
What movie is guaranteed to make you laugh?
Grosse Pointe Blank - I love it. John Cusack is brilliant at Martin Blank the hired killer, but my fav of all is Joan Cusak are Marcella, his secretary. The way she goes from chewing someone out for not getting her the right ammunition at exactly the right time to talking to someone else about soup is so perfect it's difficult to describe.
Your first R-rated movie
I think it must be Evil Dead II - I didn't see it in the cinema, so I have no idea what it was rated in the UK, but I saw it on VHS at a friends and it was the first real horror I ever saw. Scared me silly at the time - I'd only really seen Hammer Horror before that.
The first movie you remember seeing in theaters
Pinocchio, I think, on one of it's re-releases. I seem to remember it was on with A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court - which is apparently also called Unidentified Flying Oddball (because in those days there were b-movies before the feature) and I enjoyed the b-movie much more than the main film :)
The most boring movie you've ever seen
Now this is hard because I tend to erase such things from my mind. Don't think I can answer this.
What movie have you seen that you will never watch again?
Recently - Tom Cruise's The Mummy - OMG, it was so bad. It didn't even pass the Bechdel Test. I thought maybe Tom Cruise was getting over his I-have-to-be-the-only-thing-in-this-movie-that-matters stage, after the MI films started changing, but nope, apparently not. The film should be called Guy With a God Complexnot The Mummy. The plot doesn't even makes sense as far as character motivation goes, let alone a whole.
Also any of the Lethal Weapon movies, which used to be some of my favs, but I can no longer watch anything with Mel Gibson in it.
And Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil thanks to Kevin Spacey.
Your favorite documentary film
Diving Into The Unknown - on a dive in a cave in Norway, a Finnish dive team lost two of their number. The international recovery team deemed it too dangerous to retrieve the bodies and the authorities closed the cave to divers. The remaining members of the Finnish team, plus more of their friends, went back illegally to get their friends' bodies out. They filmed it all.
What movie did you love the most when you were a kid?
Jason and the Argonauts - they used to show it every year either at Christmas or Easter and I never got to see the end because we were dragged off to church, but I loved it nevertheless. Have never lost my love or Ray Harryhausen films.
One story you want desperately to see as a movie (can be a book, videogame, comic, etc.)
Wolf's Hour by Robert R McCammon - werwolves, the Russian Revolution and World War II - brilliant book and it was supposed to have been optioned for a movie, but I've heard nothing about it lately. I want this movie - lots!
What movie do you always recommend to friends?
Fright Night (1985) - it is a brilliant vampire movie that is often overlooked. I knew I would love it because when Barry Norman mentioned it on his film review program he hated it and I always really liked movies he hated ;) Sexy vampire, horror and comedy and Roddy McDowall - how could it not be amazing?
A movie series you love to marathon
Fright Night (1985), Fright Night part II (1998) and Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013) - and yes, I did deliberately leave out the Fright Night remake because it is a travesty!
Also the Evil Dead movies make a good marathon :)
Favourite superhero movie
I'm going to hell because I am a Marvel fan, but I have to say Wonder Woman, with The Avengers and Black Panther coming in at joint second.
Favorited movie based on a book
The Fellowship of the Ring - love that movie.
Favorited animated movie
Zootopia - now that is how to go 'racial profiling is a bad thing' and get the message across.
Free space: Mention any movie you love that you haven't talked about already!
The Mummy (1999) - there is nothing not to love about this movie.
Star Wars - all of them except Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Dracula (1979) - Frank Langela is so sexy!
Dracula Untold (2014) - best Dracula origin story I have seen.
The Lost Boys (1987) - it's a classic, everyone should see it.
The Breakfast Club - another classic everyone should see!
Um ... I had better stop - there are far too many more ;)
Do the Blanket Box Yourself
And also like last week, if you would like to do the Blanket box on your blog, here are the questions in easy copy and paste format. Drop me a link if you do so I can come take a look.
- Your favorite movie of all time
- A movie you watch to pick you up when you feel sad
- A movie that makes you feel invincible
- Which genre of film is your favorite?
- A movie that scares you
- A movie that makes you cry
- What movie is guaranteed to make you laugh?
- Your first R-rated movie
- The first movie you remember seeing in theaters
- The most boring movie you've ever seen
- What movie have you seen that you will never watch again?
- Your favorite documentary film
- What movie did you love the most when you were a kid?
- One story you want desperately to see as a movie (can be a book, videogame, comic, etc.)
- What movie do you always recommend to friends?
- A movie series you love to marathon
- Favorite superhero movie
- Favorite movie based on a book
- Favorite animated movie
- Free space: Mention any movie you love that you haven't talked about already!