The master of blogathons, Nostra over at My Filmviews has created an excellent new one to help confess any ‘movie sins’ you might have. Enter the Movie Confessions Blogathon. So let me get my movie confessions out.
Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
The only film I can think of is The Tree of Life. It’s not a classic, but I know it’s a very highly regarded film. (I’m ashamed to say, but my education on classic films isn’t so great!) I just couldn’t get into the film. I thought it was far too self important. Bored the life out of me. I appreciated the cinematography though!
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
I have a big long list of Films I Need to See, so I’ve picked out 10 of those:
- The Godfather
- Cool Hand Luke
- Taxi Driver
- 12 Angry Men
- The Apartment
- A Clockwork Orange
- Singin’ in the Rain
- Roman Holiday
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
Sadly not. Never had the guts. I remember when I was younger and with a big group of friends, we always contemplated it. We did all try to see an 18 rated film once. I think it was Stigmata. We were all under age and sent our two tallest members of our little group to get the tickets. One person succeeded and so only half of us managed to see the film. Me not being one of those. Years later, I realised I didn’t miss out.
Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
I have a couple, but one major one that springs to mind is Ang Lee’s version of Hulk. I loved the film. Eric Bana was the perfect bit of casting as Bruce Banner. Maybe also Twister. It’s just a fun film for me to watch, though not sure it’s a hated film.
Have you ever been ‘one of those annoying people’ at the cinema?
Maybe when I was a lot younger and been at the cinema with a big group of friends. But even then, I was too scared to be one of those people!
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?
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
Nope. Can’t say that I have. When I do sit down to watch a film, I sometimes tend not to choose a film with subtitles just because I need to be in a certain mood for it. And be more awake!
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I have both of the Tomb Raider films on DVD. I still have them because I really do love watching them. Even though I can’t remember the last time I put the DVDs in as the films are on TV so often! Sahara falls in that same category too.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
Not sure. I don’t have surround sound set-up. Just yet. It’s in the pipeline! I did buy myself a lovely new TV late last year – 50″ plasma. I’m firmly on the side of plasma screens. I do prefer watching things in HD and occasionally I’ve not watched something on demand because it wasn’t in HD.
Any other confessions you want to make?
The first film that ever made me cry was Short Circuit 2. I was watching it on TV with my family. I must have been about 7 years old at the time. The scene where Johnny 5 gets totally trashed just got to me! Sadly, that film opened the flood gates, and it doesn’t take much for a film to get me crying. Out of happiness or sadness. I’m a sap!
There isn’t a single type of film I won’t watch. I’ll give anything a try.
Oh and I’m trying to educate myself in terms of classic films. Getting there with a little help from all you film blogging people out there.
And those are my confessions. Why not join in and post your own Movie Confessions.