The Seven Movie Question Meme
Rachel from Rachel’s Reel Reviews was kind enough to tag me in the meme du jour, aptly titled The Seven Movie Question Meme. I’m not sure who made the visual on the left (was it you Rachel?), but well done.
Let’s get down to business.
1. What was your first movie going experience?
I’m sure that I saw movies in theatres before 1989, but the only memory I can distinctly recall is when my grandma took my sister and me to see The Little Mermaid. I remember thinking that scene on the boat when all the animals attack the human Ursula was the funniest thing I had ever seen. It was all fun and games until Ursula’s voice dropped three octaves, and grew a hundred feet tall. Then I cried so loud that we were told we’d need to leave the theatre if I didn’t get quiet.
2. How many DVDs do you own?
It’s somewhere around 250. I’ve tried to restrict my DVD buying habits since I only rewatch about two percent of what I actually have. But it’s hard with all these rental stores going out of business and selling everything off at two bucks a pop. Am I just supposed to leave Y tu mamá también on the shelf?
3. What’s your guilty pleasure movie?
Danny Boyle’s The Beach. I still don’t think it’s a bad movie, but everyone else does, so that makes me feel guilty every time I watch it.
4. You’ve compiled a list of your top 100 movies. Which movies didn’t make the cut?
Bandidas probably wouldn’t make the list. Nor would Casablanca. Or Citizen Kane.
5. Which movie(s) do you compulsively watch over and over again?
I’ve seen The Descent and 28 Days Later a million times. Which is weird, because I’m not a huge fan of horror. Others include Sunshine, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, In Bruges and Kill Bill. I could watch any of those at any time.
6. What are some classics you’re embarrassed to admit you haven’t seen?
Because of the 100 Movies I’ve Never Seen Project, I pretty much have seen all those I feel required viewing. But occasionally I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t seen Star Wars episodes 3, 4, 5, or 6. Also, I still haven’t seen The Shawshank Redemption, or Schindler’s List.
7. What movie posters do you have hanging on your wall?
Right now, it’s just this one:
But I’ve got a few that are just waiting for me to put a nail in the wall like Fight Club, Magnolia, Kill Bill, and Cool Hand Luke.
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