First seen at Alice’s.
1. Name a movie you have seen more than 10 times.
“Star Wars” (the first one, i.e. episode III). First it was waiting in line about 3 times to see it in the movie theaters, then it was showing on the ferry from Bergen to Amsterdam, and since then it’s been aired umpteen times on TV. I stopped counting after 14.
2. Name a movie you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
See above. I used to see movies I really liked at least twice in the theater; if I really liked them, three times. One other movie that got that “3-rating” is “The Gods Must Be Crazy”. Haven’t felt like doing that in recent years. It all ends up on TV, eventually.
3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie.
4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie.
5. Name a movie you can and do quote from.
None. I never remember stuff like that correctly.
6. Name a movie musical in which you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
No can do. But it would have been nice to know all the lyrics to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” back when I saw the movie (in its cult incarnation, i.e. with full audience participation).
7. Name a movie you have been known to sing along with.
“The Muppet Movie”!
8. Name a movie you would recommend everyone see.
Any of the above and “Purgatory”.
9. Name a movie you own.
“The Muppet Movie”. Christmas present to myself last year.
10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
I’m with Alice: Cher.
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Yes, and can’t remember.
12. Ever made out in a movie?
13. Name a movie you keep meaning to see but you just haven’t gotten around to yet.
“The Cider House Rules”. I own the DVD, and it’s still in its plastic wrapping.
14. Ever walked out of a movie?
No, but I wanted to, when I saw “Saturday Night Fever”. (I own and love the soundtrack, however.)
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Most do. The last one was “The Lake House”.
Yes, thank you!
17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Rarely, nowadays. I used to go all the time, and even see the same movie more than once. Now, I find that the experience isn’t rewarding enough to justify the annoyances (or price), and I can’t rewind if I miss something.
18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
“Casino Royale” last month.
19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Sci-fi/action/thriller/mystery stuff, followed by comedy. “The Lake House” hooked me because of its sci-fi element.
20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
I think it was “Bambi”. I remember being upset at the forest fire.
21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Oh, there was one, but I can’t remember now.
22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”.
23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
I don’t scare easy. I jump when everybody else jumps but I don’t have nightmares about it. Last year some time, I saw a ghost story on Showtime involving a submarine during WWII that gets haunted because it accidentally torpedoed a hospital ship, and that was truly a good ghost story (can’t be scared again, because now I know what happens) and had me cowering in my own living room. Delicious! (Can’t remember the title, though. If you recognize it, could you please tell me?) And the movie is: “Below”. (Thanks, Mark!)