The Nipper has tagged me again!!! Thanks girl! This time it's all about the movies.
1. The last movie you went to see in a theater:
This would have to be Terminal with Tom Hanks. Actually I didn't really want to see this movie as I actually don't really like Tom Hanks, but that was the best choice I had at my local movie theatre when I wanted to 'get out of the cold the other day'. It was entertaining especially if you watch it while eating a tub of strawberries and drinking a mini bottle of red wine. The best movie I saw recently was Steamboy the latest 'anime' flick created by Ootmo Katsuhiro of Akira fame. It's a fantastic movie!
2. The last movie you watched at home:
Well, we rented the Mothman Prophecies yesterday (not knowing anything about it but we should have known considering it featured Richard Gere - in the later years), but I fell asleep about five minutes into the movie, so I guess that doesn't count. I think the last movie I stayed up the whole way through was American Splendor, which was super entertaining. Highly Recommended. Special mention is The Office - although not a movie - we watched it movie-style (at least three episodes in a row). We just finished watching the 2nd season (thanks, Rae!!) and although it was still really funny, I felt that it was a lot sadder than the 1st season. Is there any other tv show which makes you cringe so much??? In desperation we downloaded the Christmas Special yesterday and watched that too. Won't give away the ending for those that have not seen it yet.
3. How many movies do you own?
Hmm, I would say about 30 or so - thanks to the super cheap black market dvds in both China and Thailand. I think it is important to mention that only about 25 of those work!!!
3a. What was the last movie you bought?
Hmm, well we bought 9 dvds in Thailand including Supersize Me (stopped working half way through), Napolean Dynamite (what an awesome dance scene), 21 grams (loved Amores Perros but could this movie be more depressing???!!!), Anchorman (stopped working half way through), Before Sunset (lots of talking but good), 50 First Dates (we love Adam Sandler), Princess Mononoke, Old School, and I can't remember the last movie!!!
4. Got Netflix (or a similar service)?
I wish. Japan used to have something similar, but that didn't last. Darin and I did have Netflix for a while in the US and I loved it. When we move back, we will definitely be subscribers!!
5. List five movies you adore/mean a lot to you:
Trust - Hal Hartley movies are brilliant and this is the first one I ever watched. I love the crazy banter and the whole feel of these movies. Martin Donovan is also pretty cute.
The Goonies - the ultimate adventure movie. It has everything and it reminds of the years when I used to buy teen heartthrob mags (e.g. Bop, Teen Beat). Did I ever tell you how obsessed I was with River Phoenix. I even have a hand-made River Phoenix scrapbook.
Stand By Me - this movie rocked my world. I can remember my parents decided that they were going to go to the Casino for the night and in order to make sure we didn't complain they took us to the video store and we could choose any movies we wanted. I cried for Chris Chambers, fell in love with River Phoenix and bought the soundtrack - I could sing it to you to this day.
Full Metal Jacket - the first war movie that I liked a lot.
Welcome to the Dollhouse - to be honest it wasn't as funny the second time I watched it, but it was still awesome. It perfectly depicts the pain of growing up and the music is so special.
Special mention: Sling Blade, Pulp Fiction, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (can't believe Darin fell asleep!!!), Dirty Dancing (maybe that should go in the guilty pleasure category - it was on when Darin and I decided to get married and he does the most awesome Patrick Swayze dance impression of the last scene), Star Wars, ET, etc. Wow, that was a hard list to compile. I am sure that there are a bunch of other movies that I could include, but I just can't remember them right now.
6. Name your guilty pleasure movie (or genre):
Definitely teen movies - you know the ones that always have a music scene where they try on different clothing - damn I love those movies. It is a particular movie recipe that I fall for every time. Just watched Wimbledon on the plane and loved it and I am proud to say that here!!
7. Name 3 people to whom you're going to pass these questions on, and why:
I don't know. If you read this and want to answer it email me and I'll send it to you. A cop-out I know, but a cop-out it must be.
I have a nearly completed knitted item to post in the next couple of days - exciting, huh!