September 23, 2006

I've Been Tagged Again

Here it goes again. I was tagged by Memoirs of a Gouda to do a movie meme. As you will tell by my answers, my days of going to the movies are in the past, so is my need to see current movies. I equate it to music. I’m stuck in the 70’s and 80’s.

1. The last movie you saw in a theatre, and current-release movie you still want to see.
This is really embarrassing, but I must add that my wife has a 10 minute attention span when it comes to movies, so I watch many movies by myself on my downstairs TV (I do subscribe to the Movie Network, ya know), while she is upstairs in bed watching some “Better Homes Than Yours” show. The last time we went to see a movie in a theatre would probably have been Southpark, Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. I made her go with me.
There are no current movies I know of that I can’t wait 2 year until I get it on the Movie Network, that I want to see.

2. The last movie you rented/purchased for home viewing.
That was a while back too. The Sixth Sense, I believe. I really don’t believe, but you know what I mean.

3 A movie that made you laugh out loud.
Lots. The first one I remember laughing out loud to in a theatre was Blazing Saddles. What would you expect from a 13 year old going going to such a gaseous movie with a bunch of friends?

4. A movie that made you cry.
Peggy Sue Got Married. I spent a lot of dough that night on a chick including taking her to the movie, and I think I wound up with just a peck on the cheek. That bitch.
Seriously, many movies filled my eyes full of tears. Usually feel good movies where the hero overcomes lots of obstacles and odds and winds up saving the world. Sometimes even romantic movies where the guy gets the chick in the end (I’m not talking porn here). I don’t remember ever crying, though I probably came close when Dorothy woke up from her “dream,” the first time I actually understood the movie.

5 A movie that was a darling of the critics, but you didn't think lived up to the hype.
Recently I saw Walk the Line. It missed oomph. Just an average picture.

6. A movie that you thought was better than the critics.
The Man With Two Brains. One of the funniest movies ever. At least that is how I remember it.

7. Favorite animated movie.
I really liked The Point when I was a kid. Probably saw it 7 times, but I haven’t seen it since I was 15 or so. If I remember correctly, it was quite existential. I did like Finding Nemo and the Southpark movie.

8. Favorite Disney Villain.
I’m definitely a Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies type of guy. The Disney shorts are for 3 year olds and under. But I’ve seen a few Disney movies. I always hated the villains, so I’m not sure what is meant by favorite villain. Lets go with the Queen in Snow White because she reminds me of my mother.

9. Favorite movie musical.
Gotta go with The Wizard of Oz. I hope it is considered a musical.

Favorite movies of all-time (up to five).
1. Planet of the Apes (the real version)
2. Goodfellas
3. The Man With Two Brains
4. Sleeper
5. Groundhog Day
6. I have to add Once Upon In America too. Screw the rules.

Now to tag 5 potential victims. Kathy Blog (this should be fun), Professor Kurgman (I want to prove to the blogosphere that Kathy and the Professor are two different people), Mad Zionist (I'm looking at this choice as being a science project where MZ is a lab rat), Doctor Boogaloo (this should be easy for him), and Big Dumb Chimp (I've been neglecting his blog the last couple of weeks and it is too good to neglect, even if he has that Big Dumb Black Background that I find so annoying).


  1. Thing I Know #142. What we call "cartoons"...they have a coyote and a road-runner, or else they're CRAP. No exceptions.

    You and I are definitely on the same page as far as Looney Tunes, m'friend. Beep beep. But I should add, my son has begun the long wait for me to begin appreciating the Pokemon-ripoff nonsensical garbage flooding Comedy Central from stem to stern.

    As cool an ending as it has, Sixth Sense did not take me by surprise. But The Skeleton Key did the trick. Recommendable. Ruining Blair Witch or Sixth Sense deserves a nasty look; to spoil Skeleton Key, merits nothing less than a swift kick in the balls. Get the mumma and daddy pins, both of 'em.

  2. MK, I will definitely check out The Skeleton Key as soon as it is available on the Movie Network.
    Bugs and Daffy was way better than Roadrunner and the Coyote.
    I like your list.
    "Mercy is the opposite of justice."

  3. I’m not sure what is meant by favorite villain. Lets go with the Queen in Snow White because she reminds me of my mother.

    Lol. Classic.

  4. Hey, Bacon. This is going to require a bit of thought. I'll try to get it together in the next day or so. (My son is hogging the computer this weekend. Here he comes now. Claims he needs it for an English term paper. Yeah, right.)

  5. Blazing saddles is a number one favorite of mine. Young Frankenstein is another one in the same time period that is just as funny.

    Man with two brains is another winner. "Dead men don't wear plaid" is another must see in the silly phase of Steve Martin

  6. Bacon, I just checked out this tag, so I'll be happy to play lab rat and post this q/a at my website.

  7. A movie that made me almost cry was Brokeback Mountain. Yet it was all pure fantasy – gay people I have known are just not like that. Yet it was a powerful story of an intense relationship. Very odd really yet worth it for the coolest country soundtrack ever – just cover your eyes when the ‘love’ scenes come on.

    2001 A Space Odyssey – coolest spacesuits ever seen.

    The Thin Red Line – awesome portrayal of War as crime against nature. Just make sure you have three hours to sacrifice watching it. A million times better than Saving Private Ryan even though that was a good movie too.

    Any animation feature by Hayao Miyazaki or the Ghibli Studio. If you haven’t seen Laputa, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, My Neighbour Totoro and especially Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds you have missed something very special.

    Eraserhead – creepiest nightmarish movie of all time. Saw it, like, thirty years ago and the memory is still vivid. Regretted seeing it for a couple of days afterward then realized just what an awesome movie it was.

    Bad Taste by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame. His first and best movie. The funniest alien splatter movie ever made – awesome, just awesome.

  8. AA, I haven't seen many of those. Just 2001.