Movie Confession Blogathon

I heisted this from Andy Watches Movies because it seemed like fun!  🙂

Nostra over at myfilmviews.com started this idea for a blogathon, details can be found here if you’d like to participate or see the the other participants.

Without further ado…

Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?

Psycho because it bores me to tears.  I understand how ground breaking it was and all but it’s so slow and I’ve actually never even finished it.  I was much more interested in learning how they filmed it (when I was around 11 I went to Universal Studios in Florida and there was a whole attraction where they showed you how the shower scene was filmed and that scene in Birds, etc.)

Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?

Most likely tons.  😉

  • Casablanca
  • The Godfather
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Annie Hall
  • The Birth of a Nation (although it is in my Netflix queue because it’s on streaming now)
  • Taxi Driver
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • American Graffiti
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Great Train Robbery

Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?

I’ve snuck beer into the movies before…

Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?

Scarlett Johansson.  Once upon a time, I thought she was fabulous but she hasn’t done a single thing in recent years (that I can think of at the moment anyway) that makes me think she’s anything other than just a cute girl.  I dunno, I think most actors/actresses these days are overrated and are one note (not ALL just most).

From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?

I think I’ll have to go along the lines of Andy’s answer here:  The only one I can think of is Charlie Chaplin.  I’ve never seen a Chaplin film (bits and pieces is all).

Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?

Hmmm….maybe Soap Dish?  I’m not sure if it’s hated per se but I’ve yet to come across anyone who loves it as much as I do.  It’s from the 80s and has this amazing cast and is about the backstage antics of a soap opera and it’s pure ridiculousness.

Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?

Good grief, no.  Plus I try to only ever go to matinees in the middle of the week so as to avoid those people.

Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?

None because of a specific actor or actress, I just watch movies I know will be bad because I love them.

Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles? 

Maybe as a teenager or in my early 20s but I much prefer foreign films now.  That way I can read AND watch (I can’t just watch a movie, I need to be doing at least 2 other things).

Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?

Nope.  I watch everything I buy or get.  It may take a couple of months but I keep them in a stack until I work my way through.

Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?

The $5 collections from the Walmart bin, lol.  I have quite a few but while they’re horrible they can sometimes be uber fun so I keep them around!

Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?

I have a major old school t.v. that I accidentally locked the front panel to so if I ever lose my remote, I’m pretty screwed.

Any other confessions you want to make?

My secret shame:

I LOVE dance and cheerleading movies.  I have seen every single Bring it On (more than once) and I’ve watched not only Honey with Jessica Alba but Honey 2 with Kat Graham.

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About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2012.25.July, in Irregular Posting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Yay, you did one!
    I LOVED that Hitchcock soundstage thing at Universal. I’m hoping they still do it because I’m going there later this year around Halloween.
    I’m really surprised at the number of participants that haven’t seen Casablanca and/or Citizen Kane.
    Do what I did and watch Chaplin’s Modern Times, it really blew me away.
    I feel your shame on the Bring It On movies, I’ve seen the first one more than a few times…

    • Yay! It was fun! I kinda want to make up my own now! 🙂

      I haven’t been in probably 7 years so I don’t know if they still do it. Let me know though! And have fun – I’ve heard they’re pretty awesome around Halloween but haven’t been.

      Maybe it’s because every knows the plot and the big lines and so it’s kind of like you’ve already actually seen it?

      I’ll definitely watch that one. I’ll have to see where I can get it.

      Thank goodness, I’m not the only one!! Lol. I’m planning an in depth series on all of them.

  2. Good write up! But you need to see the following asap: Citizen Kane, Annie Hall, 2001, Taxi Driver, Casablanca. Just do a marathon, you won’t regret it. start with Kane, end with 2001

    • Thanks! And thanks, lol! I will schedule in that marathon (which unfortunately will most likely be in September but still). Maybe I can watch one a weekend till I’m through. 🙂

  3. “Soap Dish” is an awesome movie!!!!! It still makes me LOL.

    But, for a favoriate “B” movie, I still go for “Zorro The Gay Blade”.

    Found off the internet so not written by me…

    Plot Summary for “Zorro: The Gay Blade” (1981) With George Hamilton
    Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father’s footsteps and becomes Zorro, the masked man in black with a sword who rights wrongs and becomes a folk hero to the people of Mexico. When Vega sprains his ankle and cannot figure out how to continue his campaign against the corrupt Captain Esteban, luck stays with Vega when his long-lost twin brother Ramon, who was sent off by their father to the British Royal Navy to make a “man” of him, whom is also flamboyantly gay, and now known as Lt. Bunny Wigglesworth, appears for a visit. ‘Bunny’ agrees to temporarily take his brother’s place as Zorro, but wishes to make some changes. Bunny becomes ‘the Gay Blade’ in which his new suits are lemon, plum, and scarlet colored, and Bunny insists on using a whip. Bunny also becomes the liaison between Don Vega and the liberal American activist/feminist Charlotte a long-time critic of Captain Esteban’s policies, and who has a crush on her masked hero.

    Back to me…

    It would never, ever, ever seen the light of day in today’s politically correct environment. But, it has so many jokes that are not gay related and is just a really funny off the beaten path movie.

    Also, I’ve see the Bring it Ons and both Honey movies…welcome to the club Sister!

    Trish

    • Yay, another “Soap Dish” lover!! And omg, I had totally forgotten about “Zorro, the Gay Blade” – I watched that a few years ago! *giggles* Oooohhh, if there’s a club we should have meetings and stuff. 😉

  4. I’m so jumping on this bandwagon. And by the way, I love dance movies too. Dirty Dancing, Strictly Ballroom, Magic Mike, All That Jazz, I love them.

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