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Monday, April 26, 2010

2010 LAMMYs and 10 Movie Facts About Me

As some of you may know, the 2010 LAMMYs are upon us and voting is now underway to determine this year's nominees. I don't want to sway ya or nothin' but if you were to throw a vote my way, I certainly wouldn't object...

On another note, I was tagged by Vanessa and The Floating Red Couch for the latest meme sweeping the film blogging community, so here they are, 10 movie facts about me:

1. I was 15 when Titanic came out and ended up seeing it several times in the theater. The first time because I wanted to, all subsequent times because one of my best friends was convinced that her boyfriend looked like Leonardo DiCaprio and all she wanted to for like a year was go see Titanic.

2. The first movie I can ever remember seeing in the theater is Bambi.

3. I hate 3D. Haaaaaaate it.

4. I am one of the five people on earth who has not seen Avatar.

5. I will watch Naomi Watts in just about anything, even something as lame and insulting to my intelligence as The Ring Two

6. The first film studies class I took at university totally changed my life and the way that I look at and interpret the world. It also pretty much turned me from a movie buff to a movie obsessive.

7. I know that the perfect storm of Pearl Harbor, Bennifer, and Gigli has perhaps forever derailed his career, but I'd like to see Ben Affleck get back to doing more high profile work. I think he's a better actor than he's often given credit for and I'd take him over the ubiquitous Gerard Butler any day of the week.

8. My favourite movie is Casablanca.

9. I didn't like Sideways or Lost In Translation. I realize that that's sacrilege to film fans, but there it is.

10. I have had entire conversations made up of quotes from Anchorman. Once you start, things tend to escalate quickly.


Anh Khoi Do said...

1: Since I wasn't a fan of romantic dramas, I wasn't into Titanic when I was 10 years old.

3: I've had a taste of it once in my life with a documentary and didn't find the graphic technology itself that exciting.

4. Same thing.

5: Same opinion here. As for The Ring 2, I didn't see it, because the first film made me laugh and I didn't find it terrifying.

6. I once took a film studies class in the Quebecker equivalent of Grade 12. It didn't turn me into a "movie obsessive"; it just made me be a bigger "movie curious/buff".

7. No need to ask me how I found Pearl Harbor.

8. I didn't see Casablanca.

9. I didn't see Sideways nor Lost in Translation.

10. I didn't see Anchorman.

Rachel said...

I didn't like Sideways either. I don't remember much about Lost in Translation because I became so bored I ended up drinking too much an eventually fell asleep on my couch. So I guess you could say I didn't like that one either.

Danny King said...

I particularly agree with you on two things:

1. Naomi Watts is an incredible actress.

2. "Lost in Translation" did not do for me what it seemed to do for everybody else. I think it's a fine film with solid performances, but I wasn't impacted by it emotionally.

Andrew K. said...

No problem with #9, particularly Sideways. Always felt like I was missing something when it came to how much people loved that movie. I was 6 when Titanic came out and it was a while before I saw it (I was too young for Kate's breasts) but I remember for a long time everyone being really pissed at Rose because SHE FREAKING LET GO!!! I love that movie.

JessMidge said...

i've just found your blog and going through the archives! it's brilliant.

agreed on 3d it will be the death of cinema and i refuse to see Avatar. anddd Casablanca is also my favourite movie!