I saw this idea initially over at The Sporadic Chronicles Of A Beginner Blogger, although the idea originates from this blog:The Drama Llama and well I thought it was pretty cool. Below you will see my choices and I heartily recommend you have a go yourselves!
Anticipating Movie Of 2014
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
I was very impressed with how ROTPOTA turned out… really well done origin tale of the whole ‘apes mythology and made me anticipate what comes next immensely. That anticipation has died down in the few years since, but now it’s finally due out this year … I can’t wait.
Book Adaption I’d Like To See
Before I Go To Sleep
I didn’t realise it was coming out, and as I am not an avid reader, of the very few books I have read, last year I got around to Before I Go To Sleep … a wonderfully thrilling and gripping story about a woman with 24hr amnesia, and the mystery of those in her life, who can be trusted and who is telling the truth etc. The movie has Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in it, very much NOT how I saw it, but will be interesting to see how S J Watson’s text translates to the big screen.
Celebrity I’d Most Like To Meet
I tried and failed to read his autobiography last year (will I pick it up again?) but have always been an admirer, not just down to his movies, but also his political career.
Dream Director / Actor Pairing
David Fincher & Ellen Page
One of the best directors around right now with one of the best young actresses right now. ‘Nuff said.
Essential Classic Film
Taxi Driver – one of the most thought-provoking and daring movies of the 70s with a superb Robert DeNiro and a stunningly convincing Jodie Foster. Love it.
Favourite Film Franchise
I actually don’t think I have a favourite right now…titles like Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars etc come to mind, but firstly is ‘Rings a franchise? Oh and Star Wars has disappointed me too many times to be a favourite.
Genre I Watch The Most
Thriller – I was going to go for drama, but I think I find myself watching crime movies, action, something with a bit of danger, violence or mature themes in it a lot… gritty you might say, so yes thriller kind of covers all those.
Hmm, by this I’m guessing something fairly obscure that not many have heard about? I’ll go for Let The Right One In … yes marginally famous but believe me, most who don’t have an awareness of world cinema (and have only seen the dire remake) will not know about this one. And they really should do … now!
Important Moment In My Film Life
First time I watched Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. I remember bringing it home from the rental store, on VHS and thinking I had something very special in my possession. It remains my favourite movie of all time, endlessly watchable and has inspired my style of fiction writing and my love of great dialogue and the crime / gangster genre a whole.
Just Right Movie For A Rainy Day
The Back To The Future Trilogy
I’ll go for these as they are easy watching, very easy to enjoy from the start, not overly deep, serious or complex and when not in the mood for anything else, superb fun.
Kiddie Movie I Still Shamelessly Enjoy
The Lion King
… a great story, beautiful hand-drawn animation and memorable songs!!
Location I’d Most Like To Visit
The Shire … I mean, who wouldn’t? Beautiful, and such lovely houses!
Marathon I First Attended
I haven’t ever done a movie marathon … to my recollection. I don’t think I have the attention span.
Netflix Movie I Actually Watched
V/H/S – which I enjoyed a lot. Strangely the last Netflix movie I saw too, if you don’t count documentaries. I do intend to rectify this though as there are a few movies I plan on watching.
One Movie I Saw In Theatres More Than Once
I actually don’t think this has ever happened.
Preferred Place To Watch A New Movie
Difficult one … I love the cinema, but technology being what it is now, I’d say the home get’s my vote.
Quote That Inspires Me
‘This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time’ and pretty much most of Fight Club as well.
Remakes (Friend or Foe)
I don’t have a problem with remakes in theory, as long as they bring something new to an old idea, not just re-tread the same ground, often resulting in a poor imitation. Which is often the case.
Snack I Enjoy Most
Anything chocolate based.
Twist That Boggled My Mind
Hmm how to say this without a spoiler…so I wont… but pretty much the best goes to Twelve Monkeys.
Unapologetic Fanperson For
Martin Scorsese … but who would apologise for that? He’s amazing.
Very Excited For Award Show Season?
Mostly ‘meh’ … good movies rarely even get a nomination, let alone win, with some exceptions. I’ll check out the winners and be happy if something I think is good walks away with something… but otherwise I’m not overly bothered.
Wish I’d Never Watched
Seed Of Chucky
How to kill a perfectly entertaining franchise … or at least I thought it had…until I heard of Curse Of Chucky.
XXX-Movie I Watched At A Really Young Age
A Nightmare On Elm Street … scared the crap out of me, and I loved it!
Your Latest Movie Related Obsession
I love this style of animation, endless imagination, wonderful art and personality. I haven’t yet seen a Ghibli movie I haven’t liked … and several I have loved.
Anything with Harry Potter in the title … just does nothing for me and I am proud to say I have never watched even one of them.