This Week’s Post: The Weird 24 Movie Meme.

(Found at Mostly Cajun)

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

Star Wars without a doubt.

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.

Star Wars again. Probably four of the at least ten times I’ve seen it.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

There are several. Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford to name a few.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon to name a few. Doesn’t mean I won’t see a movie they’re in, but the chances of me spending $8.50 to see it in a theater are slim.

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!”

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Can’t help you there.

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.

Here either.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – I know it’s not everyone’s cuppa, but if you’re warped enough to enjoy it, you’re my kind of person!

9. Name a movie that you own.

I’ve got a few dozen. I did wait until George “Lucifer” Lucas re-released the original Star Wars trilogy in their original theatrical release edits (no “enhanced special effects,” no “director’s cut”) before I bought them in DVD format.

My VHS tapes were about worn out. My grandson is a major fan. (And my wife is sick of all three of the films.)

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

Robin Williams. I knew he was a stand-up comedian before Mork & Mindy, and I was working in a theater when he did Popeye and thought that the man actually could act under all those appliances. When he did The World According to Garp I said (I swear!) “This man’s going to win an Oscar some day.”

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

We saw a lot of movies at the drive-in when I lived in Florida – mostly Disney films. Couldn’t name one for certain now.

12. Ever made out in a movie?

No, can’t say that I have.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

9/11 – I don’t know that I’m ready to see that one yet.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

Oh hell yes. The first one ever was Highlander II. What unmitigated dreck!

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Confession: I cry at a lot of movies. So what?

16. Popcorn?

Every time. With butter.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

Depends on what’s playing. I worked in a movie theater my senior year in High School and my freshman year of college, so I like the “theater experience” of seeing a movie on the big screen. But recently the pickings have been very poor, so we go to the movies maybe once every month or two.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

300 – My wife wants to go see it again.

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

Action – aka “blow-up movie,” as in “that blowed-up real good!” I like well-done SciFi movies too, but they’re as rare as hen’s teeth.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

I know I saw movies in the theater before this one, but the one that sticks in my brain is The Posiedon Adventure in 1972. I was ten. The theater was packed. My best friend and I had to sit almost front-row off to the right side of the screen, and it was still riveting. (Hey, I was ten.)

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?

Alien3, Rocky V, and most other sequels.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

Edward Scissorhands – I like Tim Burton films, and they tend to the weird. I like Johnny Depp, and so does he.

23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?

Alien – the best combination: SciFi and horror done to the nth degree. I was so tense through that movie that my abdomen ached the next day.

24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

Without doubt, Monty Python and the Holy Grail – funny from the opening credits all the way to the end.

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