Once again, I present you with a tag that literally nobody asked for!
Actually, this one is a little bit justified. I’m going to be starting another mini series for the month of February, now that Fashion History Friday has ended. This time, it’s Movie Meaning Monday, and you guessed it…I’m going to be discussing movies! This particular movie tag is from a blog called Young OFW, so I give all credit for the questions to them. Without further adieu, let’s jump in.
(Disclaimer: I hardly ever see new movies, so most of these will probably be pretty old.)
How often do you watch a movie?
I’m not really a big movie person, because most of the time, I just feel like watching the office. So I probably watch a movie about twice a month.
What movie genre are you particularly fond of?
Generally, I like to stick to comedies and horror/thrillers. I find action and romance movies to be extremely unappealing.
What was the last movie that you’ve watched and liked?
My mom made me watch Scrooged with her over winter break, and now I have the world’s biggest crush on Bill Murray. Not ashamed to admit it, either.
What was the last movie that you’ve watched and hated?
You know, I’m really not sure off the top of my head. Like I said, I don’t watch a ton of new movies, so I’ll have to think about that one.
What is your most favorite movie of all time? Your most favorite guilty pleasure movie?
It changes every couple years or so, but right now, my favorite movie is Monsters Inc. It’s such a pure, sweet, nostalgic film. On the other end of the spectrum, I also really enjoy The Shining, and re-watch it every couple months or so.
What movie/movies you have watched a million times already?
The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Edward Scissorhands, and Ever After. My parents gave me those four movies together as a Christmas gift, and to this day, they’re still my favorites.
Are you the type who watch movie on its first day of showing?
Oh, hell no. I haven’t visited a movie theater in years.
Do you use fandango or do you pre-booked movie tickets?
I probably have in the past, but I like I said, I don’t really like to go out to movie theaters anymore. I find going to the movies to be really boring.
Movie house, blu-ray, or download?
Uhhh, I guess none. I really just watch Netflix and Hulu.
How often do you go to a movie house to watch a movie?
Eh, I aim for never.
What are the movies that made you cry?
The Iron Giant makes me bawl like a baby. Without fail. Every time.
Do you watch foreign films?
Generally not; the only non-English-speaking films I’ve seen are Pan’s Labyrinth and Verónica. The latter, by the way, did not really scare me at all. Then again, I watched it while I was on a Tinder date with a guy I was really not into, so I spent most of my focus and energy that night hoping he wouldn’t try to put his hand on my knee (and he did try a few times).
What’s your favorite foreign films?
Pan’s Labyrinth. See story above for reference.
Who are favorite directors?
Brad Bird, Rob Reiner, and Tim Burton are some of my favorites. And I know John Lasseter is kind of sketchy, but I do like his work a lot.
Are you particular with movie scores, soundtracks, and musics?
Am I particular with them? What does that even mean? I guess I generally enjoy them, as long as they make sense for the movie.
What movie soundtrack can be found in your ipod?
The Village, The Truman Show, Man on Wire, and Inception are a few of my favorites.
Have you ever watch a movie alone on a movie house?
I definitely have, but I don’t remember off the top of my head what movie it could have been.
What is the best chick-flick for you?
Mean Girls is a CLASSIC that will never get old!
Is there any movie that has changed your perspective in life?
Man on Wire is a documentary about Philippe Petit’s wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, and that movie means a lot to me. The story is a combination of adventure, mischief, self-discovery, and edge-of-your-seat excitement. I actually wrote a letter to Philippe Petit about how much I loved his story, and he wrote a letter back to me!
Your favorite comic book movie?
I’ve never been into comic books, so I wouldn’t be able to pick one.
DC or Marvel movies?
See answer above.
What are the movies in the top 10 in IMDB that you have watched?
Uhh, let’s see. Probably not a lot. I’ve seen Inception and Fight Club, but that’s all I’ve seen on the list.
Do you read movie critic reviews before watching a film?
Occasionally I will, but mostly, I try to go into watching films unbiased.
What is the best movie adapted from a book?
Coraline is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I’ve ever seen. Henry Selick did a stellar job preserving the tone of the story and transferring it to the screen.
Watch the movie before reading the book or vice versa?
It depends on how long ago the book came out in relation to the movie. I’m already a pretty dedicated book worm, so the chances are, I’ve almost always read the book before I’ve seen the movie.
What is your most favorite comedy movie?
There are so many comedies I love, but off the top of my head, my favorites are Mean Girls, The Internship, Monty Python, and The Princess Bride.
My favorite drama film to date is The Truman Show. It really strikes a chord in me that I can’t really explain, but it makes me emotional. I also really enjoy the movie October Sky, because the relationship between Homer and his father reminds me a lot of me and my own dad.
Western films aren’t really my cup of tea, but when I was little, my favorite western film was The Apple Dumpling Game.
Romantic comedy film?
One of my favorite movies growing up was My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I still watch it occasionally to recreate that feeling of nostalgia, and have a good laugh.
Like I said, The Shining is one of my favorite films of all time. I love the unique and off-putting aesthetic of the entire movie, and the voyeuristic role we take on as viewers.
I don’t really watch very many sports movies, but I loved Cool Runnings and its laugh-out-loud humor.
I really enjoy alien movies, so my favorite sci-fi films are Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Contact, and E.T.
Action movies are not really interesting to me, and neither are war movies. I’ll edit something in here if a movie comes to mind, though.
See answer above.
Who is your most favorite movie couple?
Mike Wazowski and Celia for the win.
Any movie character you can relate to?
I relate to a lot of INFJ characters, such as Amélie, Jay Gatsby, and Nitta Sayuri.
If you are to only watch five movies for the rest of your life, what would the movies be?
That’s nearly impossible to pick, but I would have to say The Shining, The Iron Giant, Coraline, E.L.F, and The Ring.
Your least favorite movie all time?
There aren’t a lot of movies that I “hate”, but I really didn’t enjoy the Harry Potter franchise. I think I got about halfway through the first movie, got bored, and never went back to it.
Have you ever watched a movie based on the lead actor/actress only?
Probably not. I could care less which actor or actress is in a movie, because the plot is most important to me. That being said, I am interested in watching Lost in Translation mostly because I have an enormous crush on Bill Murray.
What movie you expected and wanted to be good but failed you?
You know, I really, really wanted to like the first Amityville Horror film, but it just…wasn’t scary? And the plot was going nowhere? And the ending was extremely anticlimactic?
Favorite movie character of all time?
Could never pick a favorite. I love Truman Burbank, Danielle de Barbarac, Fezzik, and Ivy Walker.
Favorite movie villain?
Preminger from The Princess and the Pauper, but that’s mostly because his song is catchy.
Any movie sequel you are still waiting.
Can we PLEASE get another WALL-E? I need to see what happens after the fat people return to Earth!
Ever made a movie review?
Not yet… 😉
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars ALL THE WAY. Those movies were my childhood.
Right now, think of any movie, what comes first? “I would if I could…bitch.” –Whore
Favorite movie lines? “Mike Wazowski!” -Boo, Monsters Inc.
TV series, books, computer games, or movies in order of interest? TV series, then books, then computer games, then movies. I actually just posted an article yesterday about the psychology of The Sims, so go check that out!
Lastly, if your life story is to be made into a movie, who would you like to portray you?
I would enjoy seeing a movie about my entire high school career, so preferably, the actress would have to be close in age to me. Maybe Chloë Grace Moretz?
Who should be directing it and what would be the title?
I’m writing an autobiographical novel right now, titled The Girl in the Dust, so I’d probably name it that. As for the director, I would love for Bo Burnham to direct a movie about me.
Wow, congrats to anyone who got through that entire list. It was super fun to do, and hopefully, you had a fun time reading it and getting to know me better.
Coming up next: Movie Meaning Monday: Was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang an Allusion to Nazi Germany?