Ten on Friday: Movie Edition

bya Gabrielle at 11:02 PM

I saw this on my friend’s blog, and decided I would take my turn.  He borrowed it from another blog, too.  Seems there is a lot of sharing going on right now.  I didn’t know what to title this post, so I just followed their example – except they each called their’s Ten on Tuesday: Movie Edition.  Since today is Friday – Friday the 13th, to be exact –  I didn’t think it would make a lot of since calling it by that name. Well, anyway, moving on – enjoy!

1.  If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is tough.  I have a lot of favorite movies.  Some are funny, others are sad,  a few are even lovey-dovey, but I guess it only makes sense to pick A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).  I’ve already seen the movie a billion times, but I figure a billion times more won’t hurt.  Even though it scared the crap out of me as a kid, no thanks to my big mean brothers, it has become one of my favorite movies.  I know it isn’t the best movie in the world, and it sure as heck didn’t win an Oscar or a Golden Globe – what horror movie ever does – but I’ve always enjoyed watching it as a stand alone movie or a part of back-to-back  A Nightmare on Elm Street movie marathon.  And I find it impressive that after all these years, I still dream about Freddy.  He just won’t leave my friends and family alone!  One of these day, I will best him in my dreams!  The movie also got me really interested in the horror genre.  Thanks to that, I took a class in college that I otherwise never would have taken.  Thank you, Bill Cooke, for the most awesome 100 Years of Horror!

2.  Let’s say someone wrote a screenplay about you; what actor/actress would you choose to play you and why?

Hrm.  This is another tough one, but I guess I’ll go with Rachel McAdams.  She’s pretty.  She’s been in a lot of good movies, and overall, I think she’s a good actress.  I don’t think she looks much like me, unless you count that she occasionally has brown hair.  This isn’t part of the question, but I would have Cillian Murphy play Phil.  If I can’t have Cillian Murphy in real life, at least an actress pretending to be me can.  Don’t worry, Phil.  I still love you.

3.  What’s the first movie you remember seeing in theaters?

Oh, God.  Let me rack my brain . . . Okay, I’ve racked away, and the earliest movie I can actually remember seeing in the theaters is Batman, but I can’t remember which one I am remembering.  Does that count?  I mean, I think I’m remembering the one released in 1989.  I am pretty sure it is that one because I remember it was a family affair.  Batman came out in June of 1989 and at the time, I was still living in New Mexico. My mom and I hadn’t moved to South Carolina yet.  Now if the question was what is the first movie I ever saw even though I don’t remember a minute of it, well, that would be easy.  I know because my mother wrote it down in my baby calendar, along with all the times I fell or was injured.  The first movie I ever saw was Chariots of Fire.  I never seen it as an adult, though.  Maybe I should.

4. Did you ever make out at the back of a movie theater in middle school/high school?

I used to think I had a pretty good memory, but these questions are proving otherwise.  I am going to say no, because I honestly can’t remember.  I suppose it is possible.  The only person I can clearly remember making out with in a theater is Phil and that was in college.  If you know me, and we dated, and at some point we made-out in the back of the movie theater sometime in high school, and you are offended that I can’t remember, I’m sorry.  My brain just isn’t what it used to be.  If by chance you are reading this and you remember, well, don’t be shy – remind me!

5. Are you a Netflix-er, Blockbuster-er or a Redbox-er? (Or none of the above?)

Once upon a time I used Netflix.  It was convenient and cheap – I liked it.  My brother was probably mad at me, because he works for Blockbuster and would have liked it had I used their service.  Now that I am living in China, the only thing I use is the internet, and it’s beautiful.  I can get my hands on just about every movie and TV show that I can think of, and I don’t have to wait for it to be released on DVD.  The only downside to that is that if it is a new movie, the quality sucks, but if I wait it out – it’s just like getting it from Netflix or Blockbuster.

6. Name one actor/actress who you would give anything to have a dinner date with.

Going back to question #2, I would choose to have dinner with Cillian Murphy.  He makes me drool.  At dinner, I would probably slip something into his drink and drag him back to my place.  I’d never ever let him go, not even if Phil threatened to divorce my happy ass.  My fascination with him began when I first saw him in 28 Days Later.  It was love at first sight – him laying butt ass naked on the hospital bed.  I think I even cheered in the theater and thanked the British for not being afraid of showing of a man below the waist.  Phil thinks I am crazy.  He says Cillian is awkward looking and that I tend to like weird looking guys.  I asked him. “Does that mean you are weird looking, too?”

7. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Thanks to Phil, I can say Gymkata(1985). Do yourself a favor and don’t put it in your Netflix/Blockbuster queue.

8. Do you sneak snacks into the theater when you go?

It depends.  I have in the past, but sometimes I hate trying to hide my stash.  When you have a small purse or little to no pockets, it makes bringing in stuff without being caught difficult – not that I ever have.  What happens if you do get caught?  Do they kick you out or make you throw it away?

9. Movie theater popcorn: love or hate it?

Extra butter, please!

10. What is the all-time best Disney movie in your opinion?

This one is easy.  Hands down, my favorite Disney movie is Sleeping Beauty.  I always wanted a Prince Phillip.  I had to wait awhile, and he isn’t exactly royalty, but his name is Phillip.  Maybe I’ll get lucky, and Phil will find out he is the next in line for a throne somewhere.  Now that would be sweet!

Bonus question: What is your favorite chick flick?

I’m not sure if it falls under “chick flick” completely, but I really enjoy the movie Legends of the Fall(1994). It’s sorta like a chick flick – it’s got romance and love and what not, but it also has war and other manly themes.  Every time I watch it, it makes me cry – so I guess it has be somewhat of a chick flick.

I should have never reminded Phil of Gymkata. He just made me look for and download it because his copy is crap.  I’m afraid my computer might blow up because it truly is that bad.  If you watch even five minutes of that wretched movie, I want you to remember that I warned you!


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