Friday, January 21, 2011

A Guilty Pleasure Movie

Ohh boy.. I have tons! I mean, I could easily say any number of rom-com movies.. But I think I am going to go with my guiltiest guilty pleasure movie..

 "An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one."

I mean, honestly.. It isn't a great movie by any means, but I absolutely love it! My brother gets quite angry when I am watching it (which is at least once a year) because of the classic 'omg there is a crazed killer in the house! let's be dumb and stay within the house' etc. Whatever. It is still great.

I usually watch around Christmas time or at the very least during winter.. Which reminds me.. I haven't watched it yet this season! I better get on that!

The only thing missing between this one and the original is the vulgarity of the phone calls. I just watched the original a few weeks ago again.. The 'c' bomb is dropped many a-times!

What is YOUR guilty pleasure movie?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Last Movie You Watched

The last movie I watched was actually a week ago now.. Which is horrible for moi! My family and I have been watching 'The Office' seasons like crazy.. So that takes the place of my movie watching time. Anyways!

Now, the copy that we picked up is actually just called 'Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre' - but this was the only photo they had.

"An epic tale about a group of whale watchers, whose ship breaks down and they get picked up by a whale fisher vessel. The Fishbillies on the vessel has just gone bust, and everything goes out of control."

This movie was actually pretty good. Bonus: thankfully you do not see whales or other sea animals being slaughtered.. You see people being slaughtered instead. I always find it weird that we're (most people as a collective group) are okay with people being murdered/slaughtered/whatevered in movies, but bring animals in to it and everyone is up in arms!

It was a nice cap to our evening, as we had started out with 'Piranha'. We went with a water theme.. We're rad like that!

What is the last movie YOU watched?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Movie You Ever Watched

I was going to ask my parents about this, for authenticity sake.. But, I decided that I would just go with the first movie that I remember watching.. Even thinking like that, it is a toss up.

Apparently we (my siblings and I) would be content with one movie through the whole day. We would watch it.. rewind, watch again, repeat. Sometimes we would act silly and goof around during the showing, the next one we would be content and watch it, the next we would sleep, etc.

I am going to say that the first movie I have memories of is: The Land Before Time.

"Five orphan dinosaurs travel the ruins of their world, while grieving the loss of their families and banding together to face the odds of survival."

I think if I were to watch this movie now.. I would cry. I still remember the extreme happiness when the little dinos find their parents at the end.. Petrie and Littlefoot.. So so good!!

The other movie that I remember watching a lot as a child is Rock-A-Doodle.. And, according to my mother, I watched Sleeping Beauty like no other.. The things we learn..

What is the first movie YOU ever watched?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Favourite Actor and Actress

This is another question that I am really bad with. I like a lot of actors and actresses.. Always have! There are many great attributes within so many that it is always difficult to just pick a person or two.

For this question I am going to pick two of my favourite up and coming actors.. I feel that is fair!

I will start with my favourite actress, and that title belongs to: Emma Stone.

It all started when I saw her in Superbad as Jules. I knew right then and there that she would be someone to look out for. She was a scene stealer in an already outrageously funny movie - I figure that is no easy feat! Then The House Bunny came out.. And she was so awkward and amazing. (Side note: that movie is actually quite great! If you just watch it and let any assumptions go - it is fun!). Then out came Zombieland and suddenly everyone was like 'omgzzz! love this girl! yaddayaddayadda' - Yeah, of course you do. She is awesome. Another big movie for her came out this past year.. Easy A. I love that movie! Very enjoyable! Anything that has involved her has been great. I can only look towards the future (of her movies) with absolute delight.

Now for the actor.. Kyle Gallner is my choice.

So far, you will only have really seen him on the big screen if you watch 'scary' movies. He has been in: The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body and A Nightmare on Elm Street. He has also done a few indie films and some television appearances as well. I think what I really like about him is he is taking the classic 'start off in horror films' approach. I always enjoyed that when you see a major Hollywood celeb and you find out they started in cheesy horror films (ala Johnny Depp). I would be quite pleased if he did another horror film or two and then made it big.. Just my two cents!

Who is YOUR favourite actor and actress?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Favourite Director

This one is fairly easy for me..

My favourite director is.. Quentin Tarantino.

With movies like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bil Vol 1 & 2, Death Proof and Inglorious Basterds? How could he not be my favourite?

I think the only movie he did that I didn't really care for is Jackie Brown.. Though I only viewed it once and I was probably fairly young. Might have to give it another go.

I also like that he 'guest' directs or helps out a strange film.. Or steps in an a producer.. Someone that takes some risks from time to time.

I do enjoy his acting parts as well.. Oh! And when he is the writer and director - the dialogue within the movie! So great! You can always tell when it is a movie he has written or helped to write. It has the Tarantino-vibe.

There are many greats out there, but I can easily say he is my favourite.

Who is YOUR favourite director?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Least Favourite Movie

This question is easy as it is a movie that I just watched within the last year. Absolute disaster, at least in my eyes!

What movie?


"Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother."
I didn't want to see this film - but the mother asked me to watch it with on dozens of occasions. Finally I relented as I had exhausted all other viewing materials at BlockBuster. 

I felt horrible while watching it because my mom seemed so.. enthralled with the movie. I kept getting up to get more water or using the washroom (even though I didn't need to..) Finally, she said 'can we just fast forward through the rest? This movie is terrible!!'

I think I looked at her with my mouth wide open. I told her I thought she was enjoying it, etc, and she said 'absolutely not'. Hallelujah choir piped in. I hit fast forward. There was still at least 60 minutes of garbage left. WTF. Daniel Day Lewis and an impressive ensemble cast and WE were that bored? 

A few friends of mine have brought it up from time to time: 'oh, I am thinking of watching Nine, how was it?' 'DON'T WATCH IT! You will be bored. You will scoop out your eyes! You will self-lobotomize! DO NOT WATCH!' - I think I get my point across quite well.

What is YOUR least favourite movie?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Favourite Movie

This is a bit difficult for me as there are many, many movie that I could easily call my favourite.

There are the movies that you watch 853769367645845 times and don’t get sick of them. They can be favourites. There are the movies you see that you loved but have only seen a few times – but could quote the whole thing. TOUGH QUESTION!

I honestly think I am going to have to say ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ – the actual movie, not the TV series.

I know. Anyone reading this is probably giving me serious doubt on my credibility when it comes to movie reviews.

I have easily viewed ‘Buffy’ 20 times.. I love Kristy Swanson and Donald Sutherland together.. They played off each others’ characters excellently! Toss in some vampires.. Perfection!

“Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy.” written by Vampire Sharpshooter

There you have it. My favourite movie.. Well, one of them. When my parents bought us our first DVD player many, many years ago.. My siblings and I were delighted! We ran out the next day (Boxing Day) and were looking for DVDs. I remembered seeing the 'Buffy' DVD and being drawn to it as I had watched it on TV a time or three. Being able to actually purchase it and know it now belonged to me? Amazing.

What is YOUR favourite movie?

Update with a challenge..

I was going through my blog roll and checked out a post made by Steffie at At My Fingertips and she had posted a 30 day movie challenge.. thing.

I am going to use that so I keep blogging on movies as well.. Just because I really do enjoy films - so why not keep writing about them.

I really do hope I will keep up and do the challenge within 30 days. Fingers crossed!!

Here are the questions:

Day 01 - Favorite Movie 
Day 02 - Least Favorite Movie
Day 03 - Favorite Director
Day 04 - Favorite Actors
Day 05 - First Movie You Ever Saw
Day 06 - Last Movie You Saw
Day 07 - A “Guilty Pleasure” Movie
Day 08 - A Movie Quote
Day 09 - Favorite Movie as a Kid
Day 10 - Anything Film-related
Day 11 - A Movie Trailer
Day 12 - Favorite Animated Film
Day 13 - A Movie that Disappointed You
Day 14 - A Movie You Want to See
Day 15 - A Movie You’ve Seen at Least 10 Times
Day 16 - A Movie that Made You Cry
Day 17 - A Movie that Made You Laugh ‘Till You Cried
Day 18 - Favorite “Cult Classic”
Day 19 - Scariest Movie You’ve Seen
Day 20 - Anything film-related
Day 21 - A Documentary
Day 22 - A Short Film
Day 23 - Movie You Used to Love But Don’t Anymore
Day 24 - A Film from the Year You Were Born
Day 25 - A Film in a Language You Don’t Speak or Understand
Day 26 - A Movie that Takes Place in Your Home Town/State/Region/Country, etc.
Day 27 - A Movie You’ll Never Get Tired Of
Day 28 - Favorite Movie Soundtrack
Day 29 - Favourite Ending
Day 30 - Favorite Opening Credit Sequence